Thursday Open Thread

It’s almost over, Gold Dome people.

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  1. ZappateroZappatero says:

    You fixed the comments! Now, if there were only something interesting to comment on…

    • RepealAndReplace says:

      Michael Bennet threw his hat in the ring for president this morning. Isn't that interesting enough to comment on……

      • Duke CoxDuke Cox says:

        Nope…try again.😒

      • JohnInDenverJohnInDenver says:

        WaPo's article begins with a couple of telling elements

         * "Sen. Michael F. Bennet of Colorado, a champion of political moderation, …."

         * Bennet said on CBS … he will focus on issues including health care, economic mobility and the “need to restore integrity to our government.”

        Identified not for a passion on an issue, but for his moderation.  And naming issues rather than specifically outlining what is to be done.

        Somehow, I don't think he will shake up the dimensions of the race.

        • Diogenesdemar says:

          “. . . a champion . . .”

          Ok . . . 

          (. . . either someone’s come up with a new meaning for that, or the author is being paid by the word? . . .)

      • VoyageurVoyageur says:

        Michael Bennett isn't the type to throw things.  He placed his hat in the ring, carefully.

  2. Duke CoxDuke Cox says:

    Good morning, Colorado.

    A message for those who have not yet abandoned the Trumplican© party, thinking somehow you can fix it from within…

    If you still support Donald T***p, you have been suckered into believing a man who could teach P. T. Barnum some things. You support a crime syndicate, led by an immoral, self-centered, liar…a tax cheat, a sexual molester, and bully.

    His angry, sycophantic, apologists, are like him. Every one of them buys into the victimization of "poor Donald"…and by extension, themselves. To a person, they are greedy pitchmen with ulterior motives of their own.

    If a third world nation, ruled by a ruthless, unhinged, dictator is the future you desire for the United States of America, keep wearing your MAGA hat. You will always be remembered for the destruction of democracy in America.

  3. ParkHill says:

    Union member voting shifted 18 points between Obama & Clinton. 

    It's shameful that the Democratic Party doesn't have 99% of the union vote. In large part it's due to the Democrats aligning with the corporate classes over working & middle class. Thanks also to the New Democrat, Third Way, Clinton triangulation. 

    And, it's not just the Union vote. I don't know how many millennials I've talked to who say they don't vote because both parties are the same?

    From FiveThiryEight:

    In fact, the shift among union voters was enough to swing the election to Trump. According to the CCES, Obama won union voters by 34.4 percentage points in 2012, but Clinton did so by only 16.7 points in 2016. That roughly 18-point swing was worth a net of 1.2 percentage points for Trump in Pennsylvania, 1.1 points in Wisconsin and 1.7 points in Michigan based on their rates of union membership1 — and those totals were larger than his margins of victory in those states.

  4. VoyageurVoyageur says:

    Chelsea Manning is still in jail for contempt.  How about letting her and William "Low" Barr share a cell?  Chelsea gets the lower bunk and a gas mask, because the Trumpstink is very strong on Barr.

  5. PseudonymousPseudonymous says:

    Hmm.  Just caught Alice Madden and some cameras outside the Boulder County courthouse.  Somebody’s running for senate.

  6. JohnInDenverJohnInDenver says:

    End of the day check at WaPo shows our state getting some notice. 

    ’Leave my family out of it’: Nurse turned legislator gets death threat over controversial vaccine bill

    Does it count if the Nurse didn't "turn" into a legislator, but does both?  Any why, oh why, is a bill on vaccines which makes Colorado like most other states "controversial"???

  7. PseudonymousPseudonymous says:

    Senate Dems do Governor Polio's work for him.

    Vaccination bill dead in Colorado Senate, sparking accusations of putting politics before kids’ health

    “We are very disappointed in the last-minute actions of the Senate and their unwillingness to addressing an urgent public health concern in our state,” Stephanie Wasserman, executive director of the Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition, said in a statement. “Legislators have put politics over the health and safety of our children.”

    It wasn’t clear exactly why Democrats killed the bill Thursday. Senate Majority Leader Steve Fenberg, D-Boulder, said part of the problem was the lack of hours left to debate the bill.

    “Republicans were not willing to let the vaccine bill come to a vote without hours and hours of debate, which would have prevented us from delivering on priority bills,” he said.

    Democrats technically have the power to limit debate, but Fenberg didn’t feel it was “appropriate” for this particular bill.

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