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October 18, 2017 11:40 AM UTC

So Many Want To See Mike Pence, It's Half Price! Wait, What?

  • by: Colorado Pols

UPDATE #2: Denverite’s Erica Meltzer updates as the Colorado GOP weaves all over the road:

However, later in the afternoon, GOP Executive Director Shana Banberger, said that tickets sold have already exceeded expectations of 400 attendees. She described the initial information as “inaccurate” without clarifying what, specifically, was wrong. (I’ve asked for that clarification, and I’ll update this story if I get a response.)

“It is unfortunate that incorrect information was released on the upcoming event with our vice president,” she wrote. “Despite inaccurate reporting, we will exceed our expected attendance of 400 supporters.”

Obviously, the first problem is that the Post reported (see below) 800 tickets.

Second, the “incorrect information” came from (see below) the GOP’s own spokesman.

This is not a good day for the Colorado Republican Party’s press shop, folks.


UPDATE: Rapidly becoming the butt of the day’s jokes:


Vice President Mike Pence.

Denver Post’s John Frank reporting and it’s just kind of sad:

Because of a lack of demand, the Colorado Republican Party is offering a Groupon-like deal to see Vice President Mike Pence…

The party announced the event weeks earlier but struggled to sell the 800 tickets available. So now it’s lowering the lowest-price ticket to $150, a 45 percent discount. A couple can attend with a two-for-one deal at the original $275 price.

…Colorado Republican Party Chairman Jeff Hays tried to put his best spin on the news, writing in an email Wednesday: “Due to popular demand, we have made more tickets available at a new lower price.” But the same invite later says space is limited.

Which is funny, because Frank’s story was published at 11:15 this morning–in which the Colorado GOP concedes “We couldn’t fill the large room at that ticket level.” Just an hour before on Twitter, though, the same Colorado GOP said:

Apparently that was the spin before it occurred to, well, everybody that you don’t reduce the ticket price in response to increased demand. We have to believe it would have been less embarrassing to simply curtain off part of the venue if you can’t fill it than offering a bad Vegas magic show discount to see the Vice President of the United States.

Mike Pence at half price! The insult to your intelligence is gratis.


39 thoughts on “So Many Want To See Mike Pence, It’s Half Price! Wait, What?

        1. Speaking of so-called Presidents, when are you going to address your dear leader's predatory behavior towards women.  I would have thought after your screed about Harvey Weinstein, it would be coming out any day now.

      1. You beat me to it, Pseudo. I have the bookstore on my FB feed and they're announcing yet another date for a book signing. The others are all full up.

            1. I’m glad Underwhood could get away with making  fun of Cheetolini at the Rhinestone Yokel Awards, but in what possible sense could that ever be conceivably considered a “great song” . . . ???

              . . . Is it Achy-Breaky-Heart great ??

              . . . or maybe, Dead-Skunk-In-the-Middle-of-the-Road great ???

              . . . even, Fat-Louie-Szykowski-&-His-Big-Polka-Band great ????

              . . . the mind boggles . . . 

              1. It's got a catchy tune with a memorable chorus, and an inspirational message. I happen to think that it's often a good idea to turn things over to one's higher power, even if HaySoos isn't the higher power I call on.

                In the lyrics, I like that Underwood is writing about the struggles of a single mom with a "baby in the back seat", running "low on faith and gasoline". Been there, done that, bought the T. Very relatable situation.

                1. “It's got a catchy tune with a memorable chorus, and an inspirational message.”


                  Ok, then, — now we’re on the same page . . . 

                  In Heaven there is no beer
                  That's why we drink it here
                  And when we're gone from here
                  All our friends will be drinking all that beer

                  La, la, la, la, la, la
                  La, la, la, la, la, la
                  La, la, la, la, la, la
                  La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la

          1. Anyone who hasn't seen it should check out Nick Offerman's stand-up routine regarding and parody of that song, both of which were available YouTube the last time I checked.

    1. Whatever you do, Genghis, don't go a making fun of one of #ProsperityJesus' stars.  You've been warned. 

      Disgraced evangelist Jim Bakker warns critics they will face God’s wrath for making fun of him

      In video captured by Right Wing Watch, disgraced evangelist Jim Bakker raged at his critics saying, they will face the wrath of God for mocking his End Time warnings and making fun of him throughout his checkered career.

      Not mentioning his time in the wilderness, after he spent time in prison after bilking his followers out of $158 million, Bakker boasted that he has made many predictions — including 9/11 — that have come true, and that he is not being treated like the prophet he is.

      “When God says something to you, you don’t always know the exact time it’s going to happen,” Bakker thundered. “[So] stop beating up the prophets because God says, ‘Woe unto you when you beat up on the prophets.’”

      Bakker then threatened damnation on those who have ridiculed him over the years.

        1. “When jesus does finally come to dinner you better have your MREs good and ready . . . 

          . . . or there’ll be hell to pay!”

          Fair to say that all you effete gourmand NPR liberals will be wishing you had only believed.

      1. lol

        Dang, Michael, I had no idea Jim Bakker was still around! Dudebro looks like he should be pushing shopping carts filled with garbage down dirty alleys.

        A quick search revealed that Ted "Totally, Completely, 100% Not Gay" Haggard is still active as well. He runs a church in Colorado Springs, although it appears that the weekly phone conferences with White House staff remain a thing of the distant past.

      2. Now that I look back in retrospect I see that I too foretold many many things, that have now come to pass.

        I believe $158 Million is a lot, however, and so I am here–today–offering you all an eternity of Heaven ™ for only $15.80 EACH!

        That's like MONEY in anyone's book, and if not in THE BOOK–when you get to the Pearly Gates (after being certifiable dead on this side of the veil)–then your next time is FREE!  (Until and unless an MRI or some other future process/technology makes that actually feasible, see TERMS & CONDITIONS for details). 

        Remember kids, its not a Ponzi Scheme if there's a GOD at the top! 

        And say it with me if you want to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN by embracing symbols and hating free expression by uppity athletes: MERRY CHRISTMAS!

      1. lol

        That guy had a hilarious name and exceptional grifting skills. He's the one who basically told his acolytes, "Send me $8 million or the Lord will kill me" . . . and it worked.

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