Donald Trump is taking advantage of his rise in the state polls and debate performance and is investing $600,000 in Colorado campaign commercials. Continue reading
Just one problem – he was wrong.
Palacio’s source was weeks old, and Donald Trump has long since passed Clinton in the number of retired generals and admirals that are lined up behind his campaign.
On September 16, Donald Trump came out with a list of 165 retired generals and admirals in his camp, way more than the 95 the Clinton had at her last report.
Trump lit up Hilary Clinton in last night’s debate regarding the lack of law enforcement and military support for her candidacy. In a blistering volley, Trump announced that he would rather have military and law enforcement support “over the political hacks that I see that have led our country so brilliantly over the last 10 years with their knowledge.” We assume that was sarcasm. Trump followed it up with an announcement that he will publish a list next week showing the support of more than 200 flag officers. Stay tuned!
Members of the military are not stupid. They recognize that Clinton left people on the battlefield before and could do it again. Trump overwhelmingly has the support of the military and veterans here in Colorado, which could spell big trouble for Clinton’s campaign.
Palacio is fooling himself and his followers if he thinks that Clinton has a snowball’s chance in hell of capturing the majority of military support. But if Democrats will lie to the American public, we suppose they might lie to themselves, too.
In the pitched battle to replace Democrat State Senator Linda Newell, Daniel Kagan’s supporters appear to feel completely unconstrained by the truth when it comes to vicious attacks against his opponent, Republican Arapahoe County Commissioner Nancy Doty.
One attack website claims that Doty is in favor of restricting abortions in the case of incest or rape. There is simply nothing showing Doty on the record taking that position. In fact, it is quite the opposite. In an article published by the Colorado Independent this summer, Doty talks about her family’s history, where her mother faced a difficult pregnancy and the medical recommendation was one that presented a significant risk to the life of Doty’s mother, and her parents decided to end the pregnancy. Doty is on the record in this story as saying “there can be exceptions” in pro-life legislation.
The website also makes the outlandish claim that Doty, a woman herself, is against equal pay for women. The attack page cites a quote from the same Independent article, except the quote was about the minimum wage: “I don’t want to tell businesses how much to pay their employees.”
We have no interest in linking to this false and misleading site, but it instructive for the voting public to understand the depths that Daniel Kagan and his supporters will go to in smearing a candidate’s good name.
Following last night’s first Presidential debate, pundits took to the Twitter and television to exclaim a big fat “meh” about the two candidates. The Wall Street Journal‘s Dan Henninger summed it up best:
“Hillary Clinton’s primary goal in the debate was to get Donald Trump to restate what he’s said before about Muslims or Hispanics and his presumably misogynistic attitudes toward women. The stuff that upsets people. Her do-or-die goal was to cut down Mr. Trump among doubtful white upper-middle-class voters. These are the battleground-state Americans who live in suburban Philadelphia, Cincinnati, and Columbus and in North Carolina, Colorado, Virginia and Wisconsin. With the rest of the white vote locked up, these upper-middle-class Republicans and independents will make or break the Trump candidacy.
“Hillary needed either to convince them that Donald Trump is unfit or induce Mr. Trump to do it for her by “scaring” these crucially important voters.
“Donald Trump needed to give these same people a “get out of Trump jail” card—a reason to look past his flaws and just vote for him rather than the other three options available—her, a Libertarian, or stay home—all votes they really don’t want to cast.”
Henninger declared Trump a photo finish winner, by the way. Of course, Clinton did not help her cause by lying from the very beginning – “Donald, it’s good to be with you.” That wasn’t even believable.
But then came the polls. The Hill, CBS, CNBC, and more. These are not right-leaning sources and average Americans overwhelmingly picked Trump as the winner of the debate. So, pundits with their rarefied air can declare that Trump missed this opportunity or sniffled too much or nitpick this or that, but they each have but one vote just like the rest of us come November.
The pundits and the political class have been wrong about Trump from day one and average Americans have rejected their views this entire election season. Why would Americans, tired of talking heads, start listening to them now? As counterintuitive as it may seem, Trump may just be the people’s candidate.
With only one insurance provider remaining for individuals, Aspenites face a 35 percent increase next year and their only option is to join an HMO.
Oh, the horror.
A healthy ski bum in his mid 20s can expect to pay more than $500 a month, or he can fork over a $700 penalty for not having insurance. Older folks will probably pay double that.
Obama’s grand health care experiment, and those who cast the crucial votes to pass it — we’re looking at you, Sen. Michael Bennet — was supposed to get more folks on the insurance rolls. Instead, it’s a spectacular failure.
Aspen insurance broker Michael Sailor says they need answers:
“[U.S. Rep. Nancy] Pelosi said pass it and we’ll figure it out,” Sailor said, referring to a comment the former House speaker made as the legislation was working its way through Congress. “Now is the time for the country to take a deep breath and figure out what happened.”
He’s certainly targeted the right political party for an explanation, but we suggest Aspen look to this guy for an explanation as to why they will be stuck in an unaffordable HMO.
Little Johnny and Susie should study and work hard so that when they grow up they can achieve a minimum wage job that requires minimal skills, minimal education and an entitled salary designed to discourage from climbing the ladder and achieving the American dream.
Honestly, how else are we supposed to take this statement by the supporters of Amendment 70 and state-mandated minimum wage jobs?
Supporters say raising the wage would boost job retention, as it would reduce employee turnover and increase productivity.
Since when has it been the purpose of a minimum wage job to retain workers in that minimum wage lifestyle?
The key word here, in case we’re being too subtle, is minimum.
The only ones helped by keeping employees down in a minimum wage job are the union toadies who get paid six-figure salaries by those workers — the same folks who are funding the ballot measure through Colorado Families for a Fair Wage.
More surprisingly, in the article written by the Durango Herald’s Peter Marcus, the campaign’s manager, Patty Kupfer, readily admits what opponents of the measure have been arguing for months — they have no intention of stopping at $12. As soon as they get that one on the books, they will begin a new fight to increase it again to $15 an hour.
Job wages should be based on experience, talent, the actual job itself, not by a popular vote.
This ballot measure sets a frightening precedence that should concern everyone with a job — whether it’s a lawyer who doesn’t want to see their fees capped, a doctor who doesn’t want the government interfering with healing the sick, or skilled labors who rely on experience and hard work to get ahead.
Minimum wage jobs pay minimum wage for a reason, and it should not be what we aspire to for a cushy life. It’s a stepping stone to gain experience, to move ahead.
These jobs should not be literally priced out of existence, nor treated as the end-all goal for a workforce.
This weekend, CU News Corps fact checked a devastating ad produced two weeks ago by U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton’s campaign. The two-minute spot showcased Gail Schwartz’s anti-coal positions that destroyed so much of the economy in her district. CU News Corps determined that the ad was truthful.
On the Western Slope, which comprises a significant portion of Titpon’s district, energy is king. It provides lucrative jobs for thousands of Colorado workers, and supports families and towns across western Colorado. Obviously, policies that are destructive to the energy industry are also destructive to any candidate’s campaign in that part of the state – as they should be.
Gail Schwartz now wants to represent the Western Slope in Congress, and, at the same time, run away from her anti-energy positions that she took in the legislature. Among the most damaging polices that Schwartz supported was her persecution of the coal industry.
Tipton’s campaign did not mince any words in calling his opponent using a clear and simple logical construct to unmask Schwartz’s job-killing agenda:
- After Schwartz was elected to the state senate to represent the people of Delta County, she supported a bill to reduce coal production in Colorado.
- Today, Delta County’s coal production has dropped by more than half.
- Schwartz’s anti-energy votes caused Western Slope businesses to close and jobs to disappear.
The gripping ad highlights jobs lost, family businesses closed, and buildings crumbling in the wake of Schwartz’s anti-energy policy.
The truth hurts. And Gail Schwartz needs to own it.
Trump is pulling 41 percent of support compared to Hillary’s 42 percent, with 13 percent going to Libertarian Gary Johnson and 3 percent for the Green Party.
CNN declared Colorado a critical state for the presidential election and lumped us right back into battleground status.
The two polls come alongside tight national polls and neck-and-neck poll results in several other key battleground states including Ohio, Florida, Nevada and North Carolina.
In both Colorado and Pennsylvania, the economy stands out as far and away the top voter concern. About half of registered voters in each state, and a similar share of likely voters, call the economy most important out of a list also including terrorism, illegal immigration and foreign policy. And when asked which candidate would better handle the economy, Trump comes out on top in both states, though within each poll’s margin of error.
The timing couldn’t be worse for Clinton, or more critical for Trump, as the two face off in their first televised debate tonight.
Also paying close attention will be U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, as he sees those Clinton coattails he’s been depending on for reelection get shorter and become unraveled.
Dead folks in Colorado graveyards have been casting ballots to vote in elections for years after their death, a CBS4 investigation has uncovered.
Secretary of State Wayne Williams says the findings show potential for fraud, which yeah, if dead people are voting, we’re guessing that’s illegal.
We don’t know the party registration of those dead voters who had cast ballots, whose names were also found in a federal death database. Nor do we know who they voted for. What we do know, is that those votes were cast, illegally, to sway an election.
The investigation has prompted criminal inquiries by the Secretary of State and in Jefferson and El Paso Counties, which should start with the addresses where those absentee ballots were mailed.
Maybe it’s just some sad family members who want to keep their loved one’s memories alive and don’t know any better. Maybe it’s a continuation of a practice perfected by Chicago Democrats to stuff the ballot box.
Either way, CBS4 has certainly uncovered past fraud, and the potential for future fraud, which should be investigated thoroughly.
A Quinnipiac University poll released yesterday has Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in a statistical tie for Colorado’s nine electoral votes. This is a drastic shift from the last time Quinnipiac surveyed the Centennial State, an August poll where Clinton led 41% – 33%.
The poll, which included 644 likely Colorado voters, showed Clinton with 44% in Colorado to Trump’s 42%. Third party candidates Gary Johnson and Jill Stein registered 10% and 2%, respectively. When the third party candidates were stripped out of the question, Clinton and Trump each received 47% of those polled. Hey, Republicans, time to board the Trump Train.
Colorado’s battleground status was affirmed by Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, stating “Once a red state, headed towards blue, you can’t get more purple than a tie, and that’s where Colorado is as election day approaches.”
Diving into the numbers a bit, it’s interesting to note that Clinton leads with women by just six points. In the past, the Democratic candidate has a larger edge among women. This is likely due to two factors – 1) The “War on Women” schtick that Democrats love to trot out for elections is growing tiresome for women. 2) Even women don’t find Clinton trustworthy or voteworthy for that matter. This is a big problem for Clinton in the Centennial State.
Here’s the terrible news for Clinton. Trump leads among independent voters 43% to 33%. That’s really the most important voting block in the state. Additionally, while 93% of Democrats are voting for Clinton, just 84% of Republicans are voting for Trump. Did we mention that Republicans need to board the Trump Train?
The truth is that if we get stuck with Clinton, it’s our own damn fault. Trump may not be your favorite candidate, but Gary Johnson can’t hold a conversation about foreign policy and is getting 16% of the vote. All aboard!
This landline and cell phone survey was conducted from September 13 – 21, 2016 throughout Colorado. Responses are reported for 644 likely voters with a margin of sampling error of +/- 3.9 percentage points.