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  1. ClubTwitty says:

    What good is it being the well-heeled scion of (former) political royalty if one cannot buy/assume the nomination?  Damn it Michelle Rick Herman Newt Rick!  Don’t you know it’s Willard’s turn?  

  2. Libertad 2.0 says:

    @IvanJournalist

    Ivan Moreno

    CO GOP Chair Ryan Call won’t say who he’ll support, but believes who wins here will b nominee. #copolitics #cocaucus

    11 hours ago via TweetDeck

    https://twitter.com/#!/IvanJou

  3. Libertad 2.0 says:

    CO GOP analysts were predicting 2012 would match the 2008 figure, but it fell short by about 7%. In fact 5,000 fewer showed up than the turnout in 2008 when Romney won, and 55,000 fewer than the Democratic caucus in 2008.

    Colorado Republican establishment types have got to be reeling here this morning. Most of the reasonable GOP figures endorsed Romney, and about 65% of the electorate voted for someone else.

    On the plus side, Colorado did end up being highly influential in shaping the race, just like the CO GOP wanted when they moved the caucus up to February. Maybe not in the way they were hoping it would though.

    • ClubTwitty says:

      this is the GOP version of their own ‘Colorado Model,’ also known as the ‘Dan Maes Strategy.’

      How long before Mr. Call has to walk that back a bit…

      • PitaPita says:

        Mr. Call won’t be the only one.  Those damn Democrats changed the leg. districts and the congressional map and the election folks down at the county courthouse are always an easy target. Those damn precinct maps…

        It’s everyone’s fault but the local party crazies who took over the Repubs four years ago, don’t ya’ know.

        • Craig says:

          Those crazies took over the party 20 years ago.  But, there is some satisfaction knowing this morning that all those big money guys that I warned about this crap 20 years ago are running around this morning scared to death.  All I can say is, I told you so.  The inmates now run the asylum and you guys are on the outs.  Welcome to the nightmare of your own creation.  You invited these people into the party and now they’re going to throw you out.  You just never believed me.  Hahahahahahahaha!

        • Ralphie says:

          that backed up Caucus night to before Super Tuesday.  If they had left it alone, there would have been plenty of time to deal with new precincts.

    • AristotleAristotle says:

      You bet. A-BOT isn’t even here to provide the weak spin that’s already making the rounds (e.g., that this is only one February contest, and that relatively few delegates were at stake – true, but very much beside the point).

  4. Middle of the Road says:

    The Republican “frontrunner” has now lost more of these primary/caucus matchups than he has won. Is that about right?  

  5. Alexei says:

    He managed to muss up Mitt’s hair, a feat I thought impossible.

    If you didn’t see it, after Mitt made his speech to his supporters, he started going through the crowd shaking hands, and a young man “glitter bombed” the guy.

    At first it was rather scary because you could not see what was going on, only that secret service pounced on someone and moved Romney from crowd rather quickly.

    As soon as they all realized it was nothing threatening, Mitt went back to thanking his supporters, but his hair was out off kilter rest of the way through.

  6. Pat Boon says:

    Gave him a victory the same day he publishes this hate on his Twitter Feed:

    “7M Californians had their rights stripped away today by activist 9th Circuit judges. As president I will work to protect marriage.

    15 hours ago”

  7. The realistThe realist says:

    I’m guessing it was not his money or his organization but maybe more a reflection of the changing Republican Party in this state — it truly is more extreme than in the past.  Santorum provides a likable candidate – with extreme views.  

    Gotta go buy more popcorn . . .

  8. has signed up yet for Mike Dillard’s amazing wealth secrets webinar?

    It looked so awesome good to me that I signed up three times myself.  (Webinar — che techy, no?)

    (Fuck, . . . why not? — if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.)

  9. George Oscar Bluth Jr. says:

    Good morning, you no-talent ass clowns. If you feel like having a laugh at the expense of the “grassroots” Gee Ohh Pee in Colorado, Missouri, and Minnesota, look no further than:

    http://dailydickpunch.com/2012

    because I’m running late for work and can’t be bothered to cross-post at CO Pols today.

    Yours in Christ,

    GOB

  10. Middle of the Road says:

    Why would having two pending traffic violations prevent one from releasing to an ethics committee your emails, calendar notes and other relevant information pertaining to where you were prior to being pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving?

    And if you were sober, why would a cop put you in a cab instead of sending you on your way home in your own car?

  11. davebarnesdavebarnes says:

    Job Approval

    Rasmussen 2/4-6/12 1500LV 51%Approve 48%Don’t

  12. BlueCat says:

    If we don’t hear from ArapG pretty soon, somebody who knows him better check on him. I bet he really, really, really needs a hug.  

  13. BlueCat says:

    Been avoiding it all this time but just accidently clicked on that stupid ad! Oh well. Just rechecked the Monday prediction thread and clearly, I’m not the only one here who is no genius.  In our reality, Romney rocked it!  

  14. SSG_Dan says:

    We can file this with the sage wisdom of the GOP on the failed stimulus package….


    Bernanke-Led Economy Shows Critics Wrong About Fed

    More than a year after Republicans from House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio to presidential candidate Ron Paul of Texas warned that the Fed’s second round of asset purchases risked a sharp acceleration in prices, the surge has failed to materialize. The personal-consumption-expenditures price index rose 2.4 percent for the 12 months ending in December, near the central bank’s 2 percent target.

    “The statements were politically motivated,” said John Lonski, chief economist at Moody’s Capital Markets Group in New York. With unemployment stalled above 8 percent for three years, “I don’t see how anybody in their right mind could form a strong argument for persistent, rapid inflation in the United States without the participation of the labor market.”

    Even though the economy is showing signs of strengthening and inflation appears in check, Republicans Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, who also are running for president, have said they wouldn’t keep Bernanke, 58, when his second four-year term as Fed chairman expires on Jan. 31, 2014. Gingrich said in September that Bernanke was “the most inflationary, dangerous and power-centered chairman” in the central bank’s history.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/

    (note Commie-pinko Left Wing news source)

    BTW, we’re now 400 days into the Republican’t Control of the House of Representatives – any idea when they’ll get around to that “jobs plan” they ran on in 2010?

  15. VanDammerVanDammer says:

    surely Maine is for Mittens and he claims some birthright allegiance to Michigan. Arizona could be a Paul surprise but just not sure.  

    Next few weeks will see Ricky rolling over to get his belly scratched by more fundamentals and likely getting a little tickle in the wallet. His name is gonna be dropped in quite a few pulpits as the J-freaks get some mojo. I can’t see how Newt gains any ground or big $$ donors before Super Tue.

    One thing assured is that Mittens is gonna be one ferocious kitty. There’s gonna be more money thrown @ Super Tue than we’ve ever seen before and airwaves are gonna be thick with acrimony. There is a Battle Royale brewing for the righties and it’s gonna leave marks come the convention.  

  16. DaftPunkDaftPunk says:

    From Lynn Bartels in TPTSNBN

    Two of the legislature’s most conservative lawmakers are sponsoring a bill that critics say would criminalize abortion and establish “personhood” status for a fetus.

    You’d think with such a lede, that there might be a quote from one of those “critics” actually saying that, but no, there is no comment from any pro-choice person at all.

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