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Old October 31st, 2014, 07:12 PM   #1
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Who is going to win the Senate Seat in CO?
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Old October 31st, 2014, 08:28 PM   #2
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It's a very tight race. Udall has had his shot at being a CO senator. I don't agree with some of his positions, but Gardner gets my vote.
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It's a very tight race. Udall has had his shot at being a CO senator. I don't agree with some of his positions, but Gardner gets my vote.
Gardner by 2.5. What's the issue?
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It's a very tight race. Udall has had his shot at being a CO senator. I don't agree with some of his positions, but Gardner gets my vote.
I was reading where it was getting interesting out there. I am suprised it is even close. I did not think CO would be red anytime soon (thought 2018 maybe)
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I was reading where it was getting interesting out there. I am suprised it is even close. I did not think CO would be red anytime soon (thought 2018 maybe)
Colorado's a great state. I lived sorta near IT in the early 80's. The bad press from pot legalisation is, IMO, overblown and overshadows the rest of the state character. Like the rest of America...Coloradans are grateful for the change in societal attitudes...but now need a stable economy. The Democrats are lacking in this area...Republicans are adept.

But this is just my opinion.
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Colorado's a great state. I lived sorta near IT in the early 80's. The bad press from pot legalisation is, IMO, overblown and overshadows the rest of the state character. Like the rest of America...Coloradans are grateful for the change in societal attitudes...but now need a stable economy. The Democrats are lacking in this area...Republicans are adept.

But this is just my opinion.
That's a left-handed compliment combined with an urban legend if I ever saw one....

First off, screw all the "bad press." Things aren't "going to pot" here. The all-around psychic relaxation from shedding reefer madness is palpable. Looking at things from our perspective, you folks living elsewhere are the weird ones who are living in and perpetuating an insanity that you mistake for normal.

The economy in CO is doing just fine, thank you. Unemployment is 4.7 percent., better than the Republican powerhouse Texas. The growth of the government sector in Republican-deficient CO is 1.2 percent (12 mo. average) while in Red State Texas, where you still will get 20 years or more for getting caught with a dozen and a half cannabis brownies, it's 2.2 percent.

Colorado's oil production has doubled since 2008, with 2013 totals establishing a new record, and this is happening in one of the toughest regulatory environments in the US.

The 2014 ski season was a record breaker.

And all of this is happening in a "purple" state. We don't need to elect Gardner because he's an R. The rest of our bitterly divided, partisan country - and you too - has a lot to learn from Colorado, beginning with, "No Tony, Republicans aren't necessarily more adept economically."
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That's a left-handed compliment combined with an urban legend if I ever saw one....

First off, screw all the "bad press." Things aren't "going to pot" here. The all-around psychic relaxation from shedding reefer madness is palpable. Looking at things from our perspective, you folks living elsewhere are the weird ones who are living in and perpetuating an insanity that you mistake for normal.

The economy in CO is doing just fine, thank you. Unemployment is 4.7 percent., better than the Republican powerhouse Texas. The growth of the government sector in Republican-deficient CO is 1.2 percent (12 mo. average) while in Red State Texas, where you still will get 20 years or more for getting caught with a dozen and a half cannabis brownies, it's 2.2 percent.

Colorado's oil production has doubled since 2008, with 2013 totals establishing a new record, and this is happening in one of the toughest regulatory environments in the US.

The 2014 ski season was a record breaker.

And all of this is happening in a "purple" state. We don't need to elect Gardner because he's an R. The rest of our bitterly divided, partisan country - and you too - has a lot to learn from Colorado, beginning with, "No Tony, Republicans aren't necessarily more adept economically."
My point is...fiscal integrity is mostly to the right...or there wouldn't be such a big deal from the left about it.
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My point is...fiscal integrity is mostly to the right...or there wouldn't be such a big deal from the left about it.
Re: Colorado, I don't understand what you mean.
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Re: Colorado, I don't understand what you mean.
It was a generalisation...one I've made many times before. As far as (specifically) Colorado goes...they are past the move from a social desire to make pot legal...to a practical one of making it pay.

If you take a dispassionate step back and look at Left versus Right politics...the social agendas are on the Left...the fiscal ones are on the Right. As a generalisation...fiscal conservatism is to the Right.
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