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USA TODAY connects us to the story of GOP Rep. Lynne DiSanto of South Dakota, who employed a most unfortunate visual to spell out her apparently visceral dislike for left-wing protesters:
A Republican state lawmaker in South Dakota faced calls to apologize Tuesday after she shared an image on Facebook depicting protesters being hit by a vehicle under the caption, “All Lives Splatter.”
Rep. Lynne DiSanto shared the image Sept. 7, less than one month after a driver plowed through counter protesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., killing a 32-year-old woman and injuring 19 others.
UPDATE #3: Denver7’s Blair Miller quantifies the damage locally:
Senate Republicans’ latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would quickly cost Colorado at least $6 billion in federal funds, and could end up taking $78 billion from the state in the long-term, according to new analysis out Wednesday.
The Graham-Cassidy amendment, named after its writers, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., has until Sept. 30 to pass the Senate with a simple majority vote.
Afterward, due to parliamentary rules, the Senate would need 60 votes to pass a repeal-and-replace measure.
The Congressional Budget …
As Joey Bunch writes for the publication formerly known as the Colorado Statesman:
In some races, certain endorsements matter much more than others, and Jared Polis bagged a big one early in the Democratic race for governor Wednesday.
Colorado Politics is the first to report that the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers’ Colorado State Conference of Electrical Workers is backing the congressman from Boulder in the nine-candidate Democratic primary. Polis, in turn, cites the union’s …
As the countdown to the October 2nd kickoff of a special session of the Colorado General Assembly to address a drafting error in legislation this year that’s costing special tax districts like RTD Denver millions in uncollected marijuana tax revenue, 9NEWS’ Brandon Rittiman tried to sort out earlier this week the whys and wherefores:
Colorado’s 100 state lawmakers will trudge up the capitol steps for at least three days of extra work in October—all because of a technical error in a bill they passed earlier this year.
The major political parties don’t agree on whether this is an emergency …
(“Undecided” for Gardner is another word for “Whatever Mitch wants” — Promoted by Colorado Pols)
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) has told multiple reporters he’s undecided on the latest GOP bill to kill Obamacare, in part, as he told KOA radio this morning, because he wants to see “whether Colorado is better or worse” under the legislation.
But every analysis of the bill so far, like the one from the progressive Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, shows that Colorado will be worse off.
Gov. John Hickenlooper told reporters yesterday that the legislation would cost the state $800 …
Good politicians with strong political organizations understand that the best way to win an election is to prevent top opponents from ever entering the race.
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock won’t be up for re-election until May 2019, but he’s already working to clear the road for his third term. Hancock is holding a “reception” tonight with some very prominent names on the host list, including House Speaker Crisanta Duran, businessman Zee Ferrufino, former Denver Fire Chief Larry Trujillo, and former …
“When we believe ourselves in possession of the only truth, we are likely to be indifferent to common everyday truths.”
As the debate over immigration policy in the United States endures the hard shake of President Donald Trump and the hard-line slate of policies he promised on the campaign trail, fellow Republicans hoping to chart a politically survivable path through the chaos on this explosive issue are having a very difficult time. Nationally one of the most frequently-cited examples of this is Rep. Mike Coffman of Colorado, whose “evolution” on immigration since redistricting forced him out of Tom Tancredo’s old constituency and now placing Coffman necessarily at odds with Trump’s plans for a sweeping crackdown on undocumented immigrants.
(Promoted by Colorado Pols)
Former Republican Congressman Tom Tancredo is considering a run for governor because he’s “bored” and mad at Republicans for attacking him last time he ran.
That’s the opinion of U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO), as explained in a radio interview yesterday.
“I think [Tancredo] misses the spotlight,” Coffman told KHOW guest host Krista Kafer Tuesday. “He really thrives on the attention. And I think he’s bored. I mean, this is cheap entertainment for him. I think it will be awfully hard on the Republican Party.”
Harsh stuff, but it didn’t seem to faze Tank, who joked, “If …
President Trump delivered his first speech to the United Nations this morning. It went about as well as you might expect. As Politico reports:
President Donald Trump condemned authoritarian regimes in harsh and Trumpian terms during his first United Nations speech, threatening to “totally destroy” North Korea, lamenting Iran’s “pursuit of death and destruction,” and warning that major portions of the world are “going to hell.”
The president spoke before the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, delivering what a senior administration official described beforehand as a “deeply philosophical address” promoting his vision of “principled realism.”…
…Trump escalated his rhetoric toward …
A popular marketing angle for colleges and universities these days is to feature graduates who have gone on to success in their respective career fields in advertising. Metropolitan State University in Denver is a good example:
Browsing around yesterday, we came across a similar “success story testimonial” ad for Lakewood’s Colorado Christian University–the politically-connected doctrinaire conservative college closely tied to the state’s Republican establishment and home to the Centennial Institute, which holds the high-profile Western Conservative Summit …
“The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.”
Perhaps when the Colorado legislature convenes for a special session on Oct. 2, they can squeeze in (see what we did there?) legislation making it illegal for people to poop in public. You should watch this story from KKTV in Colorado Springs:
Some of the quotes in this story were transcribed by Deadspin, and they are pretty darn fantastic. Here’s our favorite:
“They are like, ‘There’s a lady taking a poop!’ So I come outside, and I’m like … ‘are you serious?’” Budde recalled. “’Are you really taking a poop right here in front of my kids!?’ …
As Ernest Luning reports for the publication formerly known as the Colorado Statesman, El Paso County Republicans are more than a little fractured as they prepare (or not) to select a new county chairman:
Some members of the El Paso County Republican Party’s executive committee are crying foul over a proposal to name a new county chair at a meeting tonight rather than throw the selection to the much larger central committee at a later date.
County GOP chairman Trevor …
A Denver Post Editor Disputes GOP Gubernatorial Candidate’s Claim that Post Has Decided Not to Endorse Polis
(Mitt Romney’s Nephew jumps the gun – Promoted by Colorado Pols)
At a Sept. 9 campaign stop in Grand Junction, GOP gubernatorial candidate Doug Robinson told the crowd that the “editor” of The Denver Post informed him that U.S. Rep Jared Polis (D-CO) is “too left” for Colorado, and that the unnamed editor “can’t see [The Post] endorsing” Polis.
“This is an interesting story,” said Robinson told supporters at the meet-and-greet event. “When I announced my candidacy, the editor of The Denver Post called me. I was like, ‘Really?’ [laughter]. …