It’s the first quarter of the Broncos game as I write this. Willis McGahee has been a horse for Denver so far in the game.

Conservatives should imitate McGahee and push for a few more yards before election day. SO, sign up for a shift of voter contact to help your favorite candidate, whether phoning or walking. Don’t know how to contact your campaign? They’ll help you. at or 303.758.3333. 

When McGahee pushes on for those extra two yards, it adds up. Your efforts will, too.

What’s at Stake

Romney and Obama have different visions of our American economy and achieving equality among Americans.

  • Obama thinks we should smash people down with higher taxes.
  • Romney thinks we should create an economy that empowers people through job creation to succeed through hard work and make a bright future for their families.

Obama’s Green Fail

Obama’s jobs plan is green energy jobs. Official government report on failures here.

Two Colorado examples:

Romney Frees Energy Industry



IT WAS POLITICAL: Abound Solar DOE Emails Prove Obama Lied

Abound: When “infinity” translates to 18 months

The 9News interview between Kyle Clark and President Obama is one of the “emperor has no clothes” moments in which the President has found himself embroiled over the past month or so.  In addition to grilling the President on whether or not consulate staff in Libya was denied help during the Benghazi attack, Clark also asked him about the political favors he may have granted Abound.  Revealing Politics has released a new video highlighting the truth gap between what Obama told Kyle Clark and what Complete Colorado investigative reporter Todd Shepherd discovered in Department of Energy emails.

In the clip above, Obama tells Kyle Clark:

“Well, Kyle, I think that if you look at our record that these loans that are given out by the Department of Energy for clean energy have created jobs all across the country and only about four percent of these loans were going to some very cutting-edge industries that are going to allow us to figure out how to produce energy in a clean, renewable way in the future and create jobs in Colorado and all around the country. And some of them have failed but the vast majority of them are pushing us forward into a clean energy direction. And that’s good for Colorado and good for the country. And these are decisions, by the way, that are made by the Department of Energy, they have nothing to do with politics.” (Peak emphasis)

Unfortunately, the emails uncovered by Shepherd directly contradict this.  Here is a timeline of the emails and the approvals process.



OCTOBER 29: GOP Still Leading In Ballots Returned, Romney Winning Independents Who Have Voted Already

The latest numbers from the Secretary of State for ballots returned as of October 29 show Republicans still leading, though with a slightly smaller advantage compared to last week.

R – 309,221 (38.5%)

D – 289,733 (36.0%)

U – 197,308 (24.5%)

The latest Purple Poll — a bipartisan firm — has Romney winning Unaffiliated/Independent voters in Colorado who have already returned their ballot 48/39.


View the full county-by-county breakdown of ballots returned here.

Check out the previous ballot returns figures:

Oct 26, Oct 25, Oct 24 & Oct 23.

Note: 9News has also written a story on ballot returns, but their percentage calculations are a bit off on the GOP and Unaffiliated numbers. With an election this close, every point counts.


PIMPING THEIR RIDES: Denver Police Department Unveils Second Lowrider Amid Budget Shortfall

Visit the Denver Post article to see the actual picture of the lowrider.

For months, Denver residents have been hearing the sob story about the city’s budget shortfall (despite its aggressive pursuit of parking tickets) and the importance of passing 2A to help stabilize the Denver budget.  And, then, there are the million yard signs advocating for the tax hike for Denver’s families.  But, despite the so-called shortfall, the Denver Police Department’s has a new toy, a low-rider squad car designed by students.  Here’s what the Denver Post had to say about the absurdity: “It has everything a traditional squad car does, but it’s the details that make it pop — or drop.”

DPD’s second (yes, second) low-rider is painted deep blue and is equipped with 18-inch chrome rims, hydraulic lifts (these allow the driver to raise or lower the chassis), and a custom sound system with two sub-woofers in the trunk. To be fair, some of the time and funds dedicated to pimping this ride were donated by Colorado State Chapter of the National Latino Peace Officers Association and mechanics, so its only partially a boondoggle.

Amazingly, Denver’s Manager of Safety Alex Martinez said “the lowrider is just another way the police department can continue to create a relationship with the community.”



CHECK YOUR MAIL: Adams County Educates Residents on Corruption

Local good government watchdog, Adams County Reform Project, has come out swinging with three new hard-hitting mail pieces highlighting Adams County’s history of ethical lapses within its leadership.  The five leaders the organization has focused its efforts on include County Commissioner Alice Nichol, County Assessor Gil Reyes, County Sheriff Doug Darr, County Treasurer Diane Christner, and County Coroner Jim Hibbard.

The first of three mailers highlighted the county’s “sad tradition” of terrible governance with a lengthy timeline of the corruption.  The timeline also is featured on the web site.



DEMS’ NOSE GROWS: CO Women’s Alliance Sends Cease and Desist Letter to CO Accountable Government Alliance

The Colorado Accountable Government Alliance is known for its vastly inaccurate and ugly mailers against Republican candidates.  Its mailer to voters in Colorado State House District 18 against Republican female candidate Jennifer George is no different.  The mailer describes the Colorado Women’s Alliance as a “radical anti-birth control front group” that “wants to outlaw common forms of birth control.”

The only problem is that Colorado Women’s Alliance hasn’t taken any position on birth control, and prefers to leave those personal choices to women.  In response, the organization fired a shot across the bow telling the peddlers of political putrefaction to stop the lies or face additional legal action.  From the cease and desist letter:

“The CWA has never issued any statement opposing a woman’s personal choice to use birth control. The CWA has also never sought to outlaw any common form of birth control. Any statements by CAGA to the contrary are both patently false and misleading.”

The Colorado Women’s Alliance Director, Debbie Brown explained the focus of the group (hint: it’s not on birth control):

“We are focused on discussing economic issues of importance to women in a substantive and meaningful way. We emphasize that women and the choices they make in their personal lives, are most directly impacted by a strong economy, availability of jobs, and the ability of women to secure financial security for themselves and their families.”

A quick review of Colorado Accountable Government Alliance’s funders show a bunch of far-left groups, but interestingly no women’s organizations. Here are just a few of the top organizations who have donated to CAGA:



CLAW BACK: Will the Jeffco Democratic Party Make Theft Victim Whole?

UPDATE: Jeffco Dems party chairman, Chris Kennedy, has revoked Estelle Carson’s “Democrat of the Year” award, which never should have been given in the first place.  (see below)  No word yet on whether the Jeffco Dems will return the money donated to the party by the felon.  Also, no word on whether the victim “donated” any money to the Jeffco Dems.

The Jefferson County Democratic Party’s 2011 “Democrat of the Year” Estelle Carson was convicted today of felony identity theft and felony theft for stealing checks from a 71-year old developmentally disabled woman and using them to pay her own cable, cell phone and internet bills.  The victim is partially blind, developmentally disabled, has cerebral palsy, and is confined to a wheelchair. Carson, a despicable human being, is due to be sentenced in December.

Since 2010, Carson has donated nearly $250 to the Jeffco Dems, some of which may have come from her victim’s pocket.  Carson also contributed $350 in non-monetary donations, which were not itemized in TRACER, but also may have come from her victim. Will the Jeffco Dems return the money to the victim?



BUSTED: Brittany Pettersen Caught Coordinating with New Era

Colorado State House District 28 candidate Brittany Pettersen used to work (still works?) for New Era Colorado, a nonpartisan left wing youth recruitment organization, so we weren’t surprised to see on Twitter that the embattled candidate leveraged the very partisan “nonpartisan” group’s volunteers to walk precincts.  Unfortunately, that’s not allowed under the IRS rules.

According to the IRS, in order to be classified as a charitable organization eligible to received tax-deductible donations, such organization may not “participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distributing of statements), any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office.” “The term ‘candidate for public office’ is defined as an individual who offers himself, or is proposed by others, as a contested for an elective public office, whether such office be national, State, or local.” Rev. Rul. 2007-41, 2007-25 I.R.B. 1421 (June 18, 2008).

Translation – if an organization is considered a 501c3 nonprofit, it means that they’re tax-exempt.  That also means that they cannot coordinate with candidates.   And Brittany Pettersen should know that, having worked at New Era in the past.



BREAKING: Local Reporter Says Obama Refuses To Answer “Repeated Questions On Whether Requests For Help In Benghazi Were Denied”

UPDATE 2: See full video of the damning interview:

UPDATE: 9News has published verbatim excerpts of the interview, which you can find here.
A major news story is about to break, courtesy of 9News reporter Kyle Clark.

Earlier in the day, Clark asked on Twitter for questions to pose to the Commander-in-Chief. Our request: Benghazi. And specifically, was the President specifically made aware of a request for security backup by CIA officers on the scene.

And here is the big news. We haven’t seen the video yet, but Clark just tweeted a tease of the interview:





Try squaring that with Vice President Joe Biden’s comments during his presidential debate earlier this month:

“We weren’t told they wanted more security, we did not know they wanted more security,” the vice-president said.

This has all the makings of a big one. When the video is available, we will post it here.



NATIONAL JOKE: Joe Miklosi’s Horrific First Ad Mocked By The Cook Political Report

Congressional candidate Joe Miklosi has been the subject of much mockery in the Colorado media — from his bill to prevent alleged discrimination against biker gangs to being deemed a “Legislative Loser” by The Denver Post. Now Miklosi is getting ribbed in front of a much more national audience.

In an article by the nonpartisan, and highly regarded, Cook Political Report about strong ads helping vulnerable candidates, there is a bonus section dedicated to poking fun at one of the worst ads this cycle: Joe Miklosi’s.

The article is behind a paywall, but here’s the relevant section.

If you’re looking for proof some media consultants should keep their candidates away from scripts and cameras if they can’t act, look no further than Democratic state Rep. Joe Miklosi’s painful ad against GOP Rep. Mike Coffman in Colorado’s 6th CD, which might be one of the reasons his favorable/unfavorable scores are worse than the incumbent’s in some polls.

Check out Miklosi’s monstrosity made for mockery after the jump:


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