(Promoted by Colorado Pols)
Reporters don't always offer differing views in trivial news stories about a speech or a minor partisan event. It's nice, but you don't expect it, like you would in more significant stories.
Such was the case in yesterday's one-sided Denver Post article about a speech by Republican operatives saying the next two elections will be good for Republicans like them. A surprising claim coming from Republican operatives, but not surprising in a story headlined, "Republican analysts optimistic about future of party."
Nancy Dwight, former executive director of the Republican Congressional Campaign Committee, was quoted thusly:
"There has been a maturation in the Republican party since 2012, that we need to win," Dwight argued, but said to win races going forward the party needed "to represent the 50 plus percent of the country who are concerned about growth in the private sector and agree that there should be limited centralized government."
I read this, and I thought about an interview I'd just heard on KNUS radio with Dudley Brown, Executive Director of Rocky Mountain Gun Owners. He might not be the most powerful Republican in Colorado, but he's probably up there. I offer this quote to you for perspective on the news of GOP maturity alleged in The Post piece:
"The Republican Party has largely been castrated," Brown told Peter Boyles, echoing cruder GOP castration comments made by rocker Ted Nugent recently on Boyles' show.
"And they really can't do much in the line of elections or politics anymore. And they generally don't help anytime there's a conservative involved either… Peter, I've never been surprised by the lack of principles from the Republican Party or the leadership of the Republican Party… Whenever they stick the mic in the face of a Republican official, it's always Ryan Call and some of his predecessors, Dick Wadhams, and none of those people have been conservative allies. I've been doing battle with them ever since I've been involved in politics and see no reason that's ever going to change."
Despite this, Brown told Boyles he's ready to fight Democrats during the upcoming election.
“I guess you could say it’s hunting season,” Brown said on air, getting high marks for maturity from Boyles, who said earlier, "in my world" Dudley Brown is a "winner" and "one of our favorites."