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Re: “Reader: I am ashamed of Rep. Doug Lamborn

Add my name as well. Spineless doesn't begin to describe my thoughts about Lamborn.

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Posted by Wes Delgado on 02/23/2017 at 4:44 PM

Re: “Reader: I am ashamed of Rep. Doug Lamborn

Add my name as well. I abhor the actions of this spineless so called representative. Meet with your constituents. Do your damn job Lamborn!

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Posted by deliberative on 02/23/2017 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Democrats in the Afterlife

I read an article by Nat stein she forgot to state the most important fact about helping the homeless it is jobs. I did a short stent at the no hope center and the only thing I got out of it was an upper respirtory infection that I still have a year and half later. I have been on and off homeless for about four years. I come to the library every day and work on their computer's to find work not here in the springs but every state in the western U.S. and I have found work not here but in Idaho and south Dakota but it was seasonal. the contracted trail clean up should be done by the homeless not contracted positions. I know I'd be working it.

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Posted by spooky8g on 02/22/2017 at 1:53 PM

Re: “Democrats in the Afterlife

The Progressive tent is big enuf for democrats, come on over! www.coloradoprogressiveparty.org

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Posted by teddybearbully on 02/22/2017 at 12:10 PM

Re: “The resistance is now

Look, the GOP and the DNC are the weakest ever! Time to POUNCE! www.coloradoprogressiveparty.org Feel the BERN!

Posted by teddybearbully on 02/22/2017 at 11:52 AM

Re: “Parting words from the Sage

so you just up and abandon us?

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Posted by apathetic on 02/22/2017 at 11:44 AM

Re: “Reader: Doug Lamborn, you're totally out of touch with your constituents

Brian Scott:

"This is, overall, a conservative community.
If you want to vote him out, you have to give voters a reasonable alternative."

I agree in principle. In practice, however, El Paso county GOP voters wouldn't recognize a moderate Democrat (or Republican, for that matter) if that candidate wore a sandwich board stating "I AM A MODERATE."

The majority of voters in El Paso county are not interested in moderation. They want revolution. They hate the government. They hate taxes. They hate "policy" and prefer 1950 to 2017. Any electorate that would put Gordon Klingenschmitt in office is an angry and gullible group. That isn't going to change in my lifetime.

"All things in moderation" is good advice. Sadly, it does not apply to El Paso county elections.

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Posted by Bill W. on 02/22/2017 at 7:11 AM

Re: “Reader: Doug Lamborn, you're totally out of touch with your constituents

Congressman Lamborn is highly responsive to the concerns of his constituents.
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What you fail to understand is that he feels that he only represents about 10,000 people in CD-05, and that he can get their views by only meeting face-to-face with about 250 of those. The other 700,000 in the District do not have a representative in Washington.
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He has his "telephone town halls,"in which his staff selects the questions, and feeds him the answers, all out of sight of any ordinary folk.
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but the people who consistently return him to office are the liberal progressive Democrats who refuse to nominate a moderate, or dare I suggest, a conservative candidate.
This is, overall, a conservative community.
If you want to vote him out, you have to give voters a reasonable alternative.
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In 2006, a Conservative Democrat ran for the nomination, against Jay Fawcett and the donkey guy (Curtis Imrie.) At the CD-05 convention in Greeley, he - I - got spanked, drawing about 4% of the vote. Heck, the donkey guy got more than double what I got.
Sure, I was a flawed candidate. But as a conservative, there was at least the possibility of beating Lamborn.

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Posted by Brian Scott on 02/22/2017 at 6:51 AM

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