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“Whoever blushes is already guilty; true innocence is ashamed of nothing.”
CNN reports on the President’s Sunday morning Tweetstorm:
President Donald Trump on Sunday compared the special counsel investigation to McCarthyism, saying Robert Mueller made the late Sen. Joseph McCarthy “look like a baby.”
“Study the late Joseph McCarthy, because we are now in period with Mueller and his gang that make Joseph McCarthy look like a baby! Rigged Witch Hunt!,” Trump tweeted.
McCarthy led a Cold War-era inquisition of alleged Communists who he claimed had infiltrated American governmental institutions. The Wisconsin Republican’s assertions, famously voiced in a speech in 1950, contributed to the paranoia and fear known as “the …
“The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.”
Vox reports on the angry response unfolding to the decision by President Donald Trump to strip former CIA Director John Brennan of his security clearance, anger that shows no signs of slowing:
The man who led the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in 2011 has a message for President Donald Trump: Revoke my security clearance, too.
Retired Navy Admiral William H. McRaven, who led US Joint Special Operations Command from 2011 to 2014, wrote a short, but blistering op-ed for the Washington Post on Thursday afternoon, challenging the president on his decision to revoke the security clearance of …
(Stay classy – Promoted by Colorado Pols)
“She’s overweight, unpleasant, vicious, amoral human being.”
That’s how KNUS radio host Chuck Bonniwell described Democratic State Rep. Faith Winter, who’s running for a state senate seat.
I asked Bonniwell, who’s also the editor of the Cherry Creek/Glendale Chronicle, if he’d have characterized Winter as being overweight if she were male.
No response. I told him via another email that any comment from him would be welcome. Still no response.
But Winter is used to attacks from men, literally.
She filed sexual harassment …
Politico reporting, if you were looking forward to watching President Donald Trump’s much-balleyhooed military parade later this year, you’re going to have to keep waiting:
President Donald Trump announced Friday that he has canceled plans for a military parade in Washington, and ignited a feud with the D.C. mayor after accusing “local politicians” of price gouging.
“The local politicians who run Washington, D.C. (poorly) know a windfall when they see it,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “When asked to give us a price for holding a great celebratory military parade, they wanted a number so ridiculously high that I cancelled …
“Ignorance is always afraid of change.”
The website 538.com is out with a new list of predictions for all 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. Take a look at what 538.com’s magic eight ball thinks of Colorado’s perennial battleground seat in CO-6, where incumbent Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Aurora) is trying to fend off Democratic challenger Jason Crow:
Before we go any further with our analysis here, it’s important to understand the significance of this rating. As far as we can tell (and as far back as our tiny brains can recall), CO-6 has never been rated as anything more competitive than a pure Toss Up seat for …
The decision this week by President Donald Trump to revoke the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan continues to reverberate, being an unprecedented break with longstanding bipartisan tradition to strike back at one of the administration’s more potent critics. Trump’s original threats to revoke clearances for his critics was laughed off by House Speaker Paul Ryan as “trolling,” but nobody’s laughing now.
Cory Gardner, chairman of the NRSC, tells us this of Trump move to retaliate against Brennan: “I think what John Brennan has said about this country over the past several months …
This year’s biggest Supreme Court decision pertaining to Colorado directly, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, was a lopsided 7-2 decision but a ruling very narrow in its scope. In the majority opinion, the fundamental question in the case, whether bakery owner Jack Phillips has the right to discriminate against same-sex couples in his bakery, was not conclusively addressed. The decision hinged on whether Phillips had been treated fairly by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, not the underlying …
(Tancredo hearts Stapleton, tell your friends – Promoted by Colorado Pols)
If you’ve been following Colorado’s governor’s race, you know that former Congressman Tom Tancredo gave Republican Walker Stapleton his full-throated endorsement during the GOP primary, embellishing Stapleton with Tancredo’s ultra-conservative imprimatur and delivering primary voters to Stapleton, who’s connections to the Bush Dynasty were viewed with skepticism by Tea Party types.
In the past few months, after Stapleton became the Republican nominee for governor, political observers have been asking whether Stapleton will try to distance himself from Tancredo, who wants …
“A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.”
–Adlai E. Stevenson
The Charleston City Paper alerts us to a recent endorsement for Rep. Mike Coffman that we had somehow missed when it came out last month–the (highly) venerable crooner Pat Boone–though the manner in which they let us know is pretty amusing:
An entertainer who made his career singing Christian hymns, but is better known lately for stoking racial division, Pat Boone is apparently a man in high demand by Republican politicians looking to lock up support of conservative senior citizens.
And as the spokesman for the 60 Plus Association, he is apparently ready and willing to supply his endorsement …
There’s some breaking news this afternoon from the White House. As the New York Times reports:
President Trump on Wednesday revoked the security clearance of John O. Brennan, the former C.I.A. director under President Barack Obama, citing what he called Mr. Brennan’s “erratic” behavior.
The White House had threatened last month to strip Mr. Brennan and two other Obama administration officials — Susan E. Rice, the former national security adviser; and James R. Clapper Jr., the former director of national intelligence — of their security clearances. At the time, Ms. Sanders said that …
After the sudden departure of the former Denver Post editorial board editor Chuck Plunkett earlier this year, the opinion section of the Post was without its institutional voice for several months. The Post resumed publication of editorials a few weeks later after new editor Megan Schrader, ex-Colorado Springs Gazette reporter, returned from leave. The first few offerings from the new Denver Post editorial board were not very satisfying, with a particularly insipid defense of Cory Gardner in mid-July that made eyes roll.
But today, the editorial board weighs in strongly in condemnation of the Republican Governors Association’s recent attacks on …