The unfortunate lack of testicular fortitude amongst Colorado elected officials

So, I love me some Diana Degette, always have, always will.  There’s a reason she will remain in office forever.  However, I still find it a bit of a downer that she has been really the only major elected office holder who has taken a positive stance on the passage of Amendment 64.  The reluctance of Hickenlooper and other Colorado dems to own up to a significant piece of legislation that was passed with a significant amount of approval has been nauseating.  If ever there were a situation that defined the importance of states’ rights in this country, it is this one right here; and this ‘well, let’s just wait and let the feds do whatever they want regardless of the will of the people’ attitude should be offensive to every right thinking Coloradan. 
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Some thoughts on the election

So, a lot of people (including me) saw that one coming.  I just never imagined that the GOP secret chiefs were so vain that they would end up taking their own propaganda as truth.  At some point they lost the distinction between math, and the math they were doing to make their candidate feel better.  Mitt Romney didn’t help his cause any himself, in fact he almost single-handedly won the election for Obama back in 2011, with his campaign tactics in the primaries.  By perpetually locking the second (or briefly first) place candidate in a series of negative ads, America was pretty well versed in every negative aspect of Mitt Romney long before Obama had run a single ad.  Of course, Romney also ran the most secretive political campaign in history, with the bulk of his policy offerings consisting of, as Stephen Colbert put it, “you’ll find out later.” 

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Some thoughts on the election

So, a lot of people (including me) saw that one coming.  I just never imagined that the GOP secret chiefs were so vain that they would end up taking their own propaganda as truth.  At some point they lost the distinction between math, and the math they were doing to make their candidate feel better.  Mitt Romney didn’t help his cause any himself, in fact he almost single-handedly won the election for Obama back in 2011, with his campaign tactics in the primaries.  By perpetually locking the second (or briefly first) place candidate in a series of negative ads, America was pretty well versed in every negative aspect of Mitt Romney long before Obama had run a single ad.  Of course, Romney also ran the most secretive political campaign in history, with the bulk of his policy offerings consisting of, as Stephen Colbert put it, “you’ll find out later.” 

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