James Shelton, my local Democratic candidate for Colorado House District 49 (primarily rural Larimer Countyplus a slice of western Weld County), is in a very tough race against Perry Buck, wife of the notorious failed Tea Party Senate candidate Ken Buck. James Shelton deserves support from progressives throughout Colorado. The Republicans currently hold a one-seat majority in the Colorado House, need I say more? The Weld County/ALEC Republican Tea Party machine is backing the Bucks and James Shelton can be their undoing. Please contribute at www.sheltonforcolorado.com .
The title quote, uttered by President Obama to describe the choice we have in the 2010 elections, captures the essence of the on-going struggle between humanity's inner-angels and inner-demons, a struggle which produces the realization of both our dreams and our nightmares, depending on which prevails in any given moment of history.
What follows is a full exposition of the meaning of the title phrase, including its significance in U.S. and World History, to the U.S. Constitution, and to the Colorado gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races of 2010.
Bennet is winning 85% of Democrats and Buck is winning 84% of Republicans. Bennet's slight edge comes because of something that is pretty unusual for Democratic candidates across the country this year- he's ahead 48-38 with independent voters.
Bennet had a slight party unity advantage previously, but the candidates have now
equally locked up their bases. What is keeping Bennet treading water, though, despite the negative trends in the partisan makeup of the electorate, is that he has taken a 48-38 lead among independents, versus a 39-40 deficit two months ago. Undecided independents seem to be moving the Democrat's way. Unlike in most states, independents have actually grown as a share of the voter set, while partisans have declined, and Republicans have only increased by two points-down one to Democrats in August, up one now-a good sign for Bennet in this nail-biter of a race.
Angle added, however, that in the U.S. Senate, there's likely to be a small contingent of extremists. "When I go [to D.C.], there may be five or six of us.... Maybe Joe Miller (Alaska), Ken Buck (Colorado), Christine O'Donnell (Delaware)." She said Florida's Marco Rubio might even be part of the group.
Isn't this a small enough reason to deny Ken Buck election? Michael Bennet won't be a part of the destroyers in the Senate, but Ken Buck will.
There are five Republican Senate nominees who would outlaw abortion in all cases, no exceptions for rape or incest. You probably know them but I'll list them anyway, Ken Buck (here the great State of Colorado), Sharron Angle, Christine O'Donnell, Joe Miller and Rand Paul (real freaking Libertarian of you there Rand, how do you sleep at night with that level of hypocrisy weighing you down?) . This is what the Tea Party has brought us, people who believe that no matter what the Supreme Court has said time and again there abortion should be illegal and should have no exceptions for health or criminality.
It all seems to be part of their toughness shtick. Where everything is a life and death fight and they will take any position to the maximal and then declare that it is main stream. I love this tactic when it is my seven year old nephew and he insists he is a super-hero just because he says so, but it is more than a little frightening in someone who could be a United States Senator and be one for the next six years, at least.
This evening Andrew Romanoff held a birthday party in part to help retire his campaign debt and for some reason, Ken Buck, in a classless, antagonistic move crashed the party. Attendees who wanted to take the opportunity to question Buck's policies (and sanity) say Buck wouldn't answer any questions.
Who the f#(k does this prick think he is to walk into a hornets nest and then thumb his nose at honest questions?
What a coward. I wonder if Buck will ever prove Norton's questioning his manhood wrong. So far it seems that's the only thing she's been right about.
Do you know what was the second biggest demographic group that voted for Obama, obviously the blacks were the biggest demographic group, but do y'all know what was the second biggest? Unmarried women. 70% of unmarried women voted for Obama and this is because if you kick your husband out, you gotta have Big Brother goverment to be your provider, and they know that! And they've admitted it.
Buck: The National Endowment for the Arts. The National Endowment for Humanities. Subsidies for many programs - we've got to look at privatizing some programs. We've got to look at departments like the Department of Education and ask really what they should be doing and what we need to return to local control. The Department of Energy's mission was to make America less reliant on foreign energy. That mission was set in 1977. We're more reliant on foreign energy than we were before. So we've got to evaluate whether agencies and departments are really doing the job that we've set out for them.
So, anything that enriches society beyond a metric and has a greater potential to encourage people to question what's going on with their failing power structures, must be privatized?
(Desperate times call for desperate measure...ments... - promoted by Fong)
A few days ago everyone was talking about a new poll that showed Buck and Bennet winning their respective primaries (along with polling showing that both Maes and McInnis had a slight lead over Hickenlooper)
Apparently the Norton campaign wasn't too thrilled with the attention it was getting, so they decided to release a poll of their own.
The Colorado 2010 caucus was above average attendance last night. In 2008 over 92,000 people attended compared to 2006 with just over 8,000. As of press time, there is close to 22,000 or 2.7 times the 2006 levels.
The constellation of GOP numbers [.pdf] makes things interesting. Cleve Tidwell is out (not so interesting, but maybe now we can have some closure). Tea Partyboy Ken Buck and "old guard Jane" Norton are in a dead heat with over a third of the vote each. Former State Senator Tom Wiens doesn't have to petition onto the ballot with 16%.