I wonder why Colorado Pols didn’t post the latest Denver Post editorial?
On New Year’s Eve, political protesters tarnished their reputation and their cause by harassing a U.S. senator and his family at their home…
The small group of activists were led by some of the same wheelchair-bound protesters who occupied Gardner’s Denver offices for several days last summer. The goal of the Colorado-born ADAPT activists at that time was to protest changes to Medicaid funding during the Republicans’ failed effort to gut Obamacare. Now they are pressing Gardner to support a Senate bill meant to prohibit discrimination against those with disabilities.
Most considered ADAPT’s Obamacare protests a brilliant stroke, but realists must admit it was also politics of the bare-knuckled and vicious variety. We faulted Gardner then for not directly talking to the group one final time before deciding to have them arrested. But the activists weren’t without their fair share of fault in the events that led to the arrest of several protesters. They shut down access for other constituents at the office, greatly inconvenienced other building tenants, forced staff to work night and day to care for them and created unhealthy and disgusting conditions all around.
This most recent protest isn’t a hard call. We cannot condone the kind of treatment ADAPT handed Gardner and his family New Year’s Eve. Elected officials and high-level appointees understand that one of their responsibilities is to endure activist theatrics as part of the package deal of meeting with constituents and the public. Fair enough. Yet government officials and their families are also human beings, deserving of the same respect activists must expect for themselves.
Shame on Colorado Pols and everyone else who condoned this horrible behavior. It’s a relief no one was hurt.
While the national media busies itself with Republican indiscretions, in Colorado’s it’s a different story!
Second Colorado lawmaker now faces sexual harassment complaint
Thomas Cavaness stood in the back of a darkened room at a political campaign event one night in early 2012 when he felt someone reach over and grab his inner thigh near his crotch.
The hand belonged to Paul Rosenthal, then a state House candidate who is now in his third term as a Colorado lawmaker, according to a formal complaint Cavaness filed this week and obtained by The Denver Post. Rosenthal is the second state lawmaker in a week to face accusations of sexual harassment.
The same evening, Cavaness said Rosenthal touched the small of his back, letting his hand slip to his buttocks, and later tried to kiss him as he left.
Why can’t Democrats in Colorado keep their hands to themselves? I hope Colorado Pols gets to the bottom of this before they write any more blogs about what Cory Gardner will do about Roy Moore. Democrats have your own problems.
Fox News reports, no surprise Colorado Pols isn’t talking about this:
White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway slammed Hillary Clinton on Wednesday for her delay in speaking out against Hollywood mogul and longtime Democratic donor Harvey Weinstein amid allegations that he raped and sexually harassed multiple women.
“She needs to not be a hypocrite about women’s empowerment and what it means to be pro-woman,” Conway told Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.” “She is on a book tour talking about herself and a campaign she lost—not talking about women’s empowerment, she’s not trying to help victims of sexual assault.”
Five days after the story broke about Weinstein, Clinton released a statement Tuesday saying she was “shocked and appalled by the revelations” and “the behavior described by women coming forward cannot be tolerated.”
Conway took to Twitter late Tuesday, blasting the former secretary of state for taking “5 days to sorta-kinda blame” Weinstein.
After the news broke of major Democrat donor Harvey Weinstein’s years of sexual harassment and assault, Weinstein claimed he was going to “channel his anger” into attack the NRA. Then the allegations got worse and he was eventually fired from the company that bears his name.
It’s not the first time that Democrats have been complete hypocrites about sexual predators in their midst, but you would expect Hillary Clinton of all people to call Weinstein out. Instead it took days for Clinton to say anything, and liberal Hollywood stars are only now distancing themselves from Weinstein.
Where will it end? How many more liberal misogynists and rapists are hiding in plain sight?
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Don't look now, my Bloomberg-loving friends on the left, but some of your fellow Democrats are waving the white flag on gun control. The Denver Post's Lynn Bartels reports:
Four Democrats have signed into a Senate bill that repeals a ban on large-capacity ammunition magazines, one of the most controversial measures of the 2013 legislative session.
Senate Democrats co-sponsoring the bill are Kerry Donovan of Vail, Cheri Jahn of Wheat Ridge and Leroy Garcia. In the House, Democrat Ed Vigil of Fort Garland is a co-sponsor. Vigil was vocal in his opposition of his party’s gun-control measures.
What will Speaker Dickey Lee Hullinghorst do? If she sends it to the "kill committee" there will be outrage. If she allows the bill a fair hearing, it will pass the Democrat controlled House with bipartisan support and Hickenlooper will make the call. Hickenlooper has already admitted mistakes in signing the magazine ban bill. I believe if it gets to his desk, he will sign it.
I know most of you don't care what I think, but I am being completely honest with the Democrats who read this blog. LET THE MAG BAN GO. It was horrible policy from the beginning. It offends gun owners more than anything else you passed in 2013. If you allow the Democrats joining with Republicans to repeal the mag ban, it will help you politically. I can't believe I'm admitting that, but in this case I care more about my constitutional rights.
This is the most honest advice I will ever give the Democrats, so I hope you take it!
Liberal hack group Progress Now Colorado thought they had a live one on so-called "Equal Pay Day."
As women across America observed Equal Pay Day, commemorating the extra days a woman must work in order to match the annual income of men, ProgressNow Colorado, the state’s largest online progressive advocacy organization, condemned votes by Reps. Cory Gardner and Mike Coffman against equal pay for women in the workplace.
“Equal Pay Day falls in April, because that’s how much longer it would take working women to make as much as men in a year,” said ProgressNow Colorado executive director Amy Runyon-Harms. “Unfortunately, Cory Gardner and Mike Coffman both voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act in 2013–popular, common sense legislation to help level the playing field for women in the workplace.”
But as it turns out, the joke's on Democrats. Colorado Peak Politics:
In the Republican Rep. Cory Gardner versus liberal Udall match up, when we look at Gardner’s most recently reported salaries for non-shared workers who were with him for the entire pay period, we see female staffers who work with Gardner earn an average of $1.04 to every dollar that a Gardner male staffer makes. That’s nearly 25% more than Udall pays his female staffers compared to his male staffers. The absurdity of a man who “fights” for equal pay, but can’t pay his own female staffers a fair wage is off the charts.
Even more impressive are the numbers that come from Republican Rep. Mike Coffman, who is in the closest House race across the nation. When we here at the Peak crunched his female staff salaries, they are making an incredible $1.12 for every one dollar Coffman male staffers are making. Perhaps if Udall and his fellow Democrats focused on treating their own employees equally first, then we wouldn’t have to legislate a solution. It shouldn’t be that hard, as two of Colorado’s top Republicans show how easy it is to do.
Who stands up for women making what they deserve? REPUBLICANS, that's who!
Who hypocritically attacks others while shortchanging their own women employees?
DEMOCRATS, THAT'S WHO! I call on Democrats to end the war on women's pocketbooks.