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Re: “Reader: Confidential CSPD source is doing the public a disservice

oh please you act like we havnt been here watching mr. corruption in action!!! his police force is questionable. and he himself should have been remove years ago....

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 03/02/2017 at 3:52 PM

Re: “Reader: Get over it, Hillary (and Obama) lost!

When a candidate who gets significantly fewer votes is the "winner", and the candidate who gets the MOST votes is the "loser" there is only one conclusion any objective observer can make, and that is that the current President was elected by a MINORITY of voters.
The voters whose candidate got the MOST votes have not gone away, and are not now somehow magically "a minority". This particular twig of legitimacy to which Trump supporters cling is being greatly strained under the weight of their own denial.
Unfortunately, we ALL now labor under the fact that the ONLY office that represents ALL Americans is NOT elected by a democratic vote of all Americans. Having happened twice in this young century, I'm of the notion that combined with voter suppression efforts and successful gerrymandering, our democracy is diminishing to the point of extinction. The insanity is that nobody is doing anything to fix this bizarre condition, and the minority, like Mr. Marshall here, continues to smugly gloat about it.

4 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by asawatcher on 03/01/2017 at 9:35 AM

Re: “Reader: Get over it, Hillary (and Obama) lost!

I agree, you Trumpers got played like his show The Apprentice and now our country will pay for this major fubar! God help America!

14 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by guruD on 02/28/2017 at 1:18 PM

Re: “Reader: Get over it, Hillary (and Obama) lost!

sorry bub, the promises the meow grabber lying sac made to you will not happen. all he will accomplish is to enrich himself, his family and his rich buddies... not you hillbillies that fell for his lies... sorry but you gullible bumpkins were taken by a big city billionaire. you messed up... you trusted him... bwaaahahahahaha!!

16 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by happyfew on 02/28/2017 at 10:41 AM

Re: “Reader: Get over it, Hillary (and Obama) lost!

Lol...the electoral college doesn't represent majority opinion. Trump won the shitty states because liberals are fleeing the confederacy and rural states to be in decent places like CA, WA, CO, and OR. This is a trend. Also, do you not know any queer people? If you did, you wouldn't be saying "get over it." I beg you, please leave the west side. Why do you hate academics so much?

"Those who hate him are lost souls." Nope, we just care about equality, knowledge, and the environment. You don't care as long as there's a hideous white man in charge.

"I hate Hillary and Obama because they know things that I don't and they speak like professors! I want my president to represent me as a racist, homophobic, knowledgeless fool!"
Tyler

18 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by tylers1992 on 02/28/2017 at 9:40 AM

Re: “Reader: Spare us from a Robert Dear execution trial

religious freaks defending murder... WOW!!

the law will never be changed and planned parenthood does a lot of good work for women who need it. please keep your fairy tales to yourselves and get over yourselves and stop acting like fundamentalist, bigoted, racist, holier than thou, clueless and ignorant bullies.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by happyfew on 02/27/2017 at 9:11 AM

Re: “Reader: Spare us from a Robert Dear execution trial

Donald Spitz:

False equivalence. Diversion. A fetus is not "people."

Dear's actions are criminal. Abortion is legal. If you can't see the difference, you're not looking hard enough.

Your argument is why guys like Dear do what they do. They believe murder is justified to "save the babies." I repeat. Abortion is legal. Murder is not.

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Bill W. on 02/25/2017 at 8:21 AM

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

Add my name too.

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Posted by Kim Garren on 02/25/2017 at 8:19 AM

Re: “Reader: Spare us from a Robert Dear execution trial

Any woman that has had 3 abortions, has done the same thing that Robert dear did. Killed three innocent people.

1 like, 9 dislikes
Posted by Donald Spitz on 02/25/2017 at 6:08 AM

Re: “Reader: Spare us from a Robert Dear execution trial

Yes, of course and certainly a fair trial. But a costly death penalty trial should not be pursued; rather life in prison without possibility of parole, as the letter-writer recommends.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Elle Ameno on 02/24/2017 at 2:50 PM

Re: “Reader: Spare us from a Robert Dear execution trial

he is entitled to a fair trial......costs don't matter. this is our justice system.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Jay Whynotaskme on 02/24/2017 at 1:17 PM

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

PBS and NPR soiled their own nest by becoming politically biased.

4 likes, 18 dislikes
Posted by UCanSeeClearlyNow on 02/24/2017 at 8:45 AM

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

PBS owns the rights to a lot of good shows. No reason they couldn't be profitable on their own. As for the radio, radio is dead and they could broadcast on the Internet for a LOT cheaper. Crap kids that still live with thier parents can pull off podcasting... Please. Get real people. This is NOT a travesty.

4 likes, 19 dislikes
Posted by Nathan Van Horn on 02/24/2017 at 12:15 AM

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

Add my name too

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Posted by 1124victor on 02/23/2017 at 9:29 PM

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

Add my name. This spineless repugnican will be out next election guaranteed.

24 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Ginger 1 on 02/23/2017 at 4:50 PM

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

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

23 likes, 2 dislikes
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!

31 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by deliberative on 02/23/2017 at 3:01 PM

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.

6 likes, 1 dislike
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.

2 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Brian Scott on 02/22/2017 at 6:51 AM

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

When will Lamborn hold a townhall meeting in Colorado Springs...The last one was years ago/ by invitation only and in a tiny venue. Time to bombard his office with requests for an open townhall..the man never faces ALL his constituents...only the very right wing.
ENOUGH!

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Catherine Woods on 02/20/2017 at 2:41 PM

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