Gordon KlingenschmittGordon KlingenschmittDecember 22, 20176min658

Amidst the wave of sexual harassment allegations from Hollywood to Alabama to the Colorado State Capitol, and as an evangelical Republican who condemns sexual harassment and sexual immorality, I will hereby argue why my friend Rep. Steve Lebsock should immediately switch from Democrat to Republican.  Lebsock and I served together as state representatives, often dueling in friendly opposition on the local government committee.  He’s a moderate Democrat and I’m a conservative Republican, so we rarely agree, but to Lebsock’s credit he scores highly on the Principles of Liberty scorecard.  Lebsock is a pro-gun, smaller-government, pro-liberty Democrat, which surprises some, but not me.  He votes 71 percent of the time with Republicans, not Democrats, on bills concerning individual liberty and property rights, and 31 percent with conservatives overall.  It wouldn’t be a big stretch for Lebsock to caucus with Republicans.


Kelly SloanKelly SloanDecember 19, 20176min478

Roy Moore lost his bid for U.S. Senate in Alabama last week, and Democrats around the nation celebrated – rightly so, inasmuch as the victory in deepest-of-deep-red Alabama chiseled the GOP Senate majority to a bare 51-49. In their exuberance, many Democrats and liberals hailed the election as a bellwether for the mid-term elections, a catalyst setting off a chain of victories in a Democratic sweep in 2018.


Dan NjegomirDan NjegomirDecember 14, 20172min754

Just in case its members needed to be reminded that all politics is, ultimately, local, the Colorado Republican Party sent its members an e-missive this week urging them “to focus on the task at hand” — i.e., politics here in Colorado — in the wake of maverick Republican Roy Moore’s loss to Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama’s special Senate race Tuesday.

Acknowledging different factions of Republicans “have different feelings about yesterday’s election,” state GOP Chair Jeff Hays wrote:

… Here in Colorado, we have a governor’s race to win, three constitutional offices to protect, and a state senate majority to retain. That would have been true today regardless of the outcome in Alabama. …

The more energy we spend consternating about Alabama, the less we’ll have for Colorado, the state where God has placed us. If you want a government that will keep Colorado Colorado instead of engineering our transformation into California, call your county Republican office. Volunteer. Work. Contribute. Keep your eye on the ball. We can’t change Alabama’s past, but Colorado’s future is ours to mold, if only we have the will.

Unmentioned in Hays’s appeal, of course, is that while the U.S. Senate’s razor-thin Republican edge got even thinner after the controversial Moore’s defeat, a lot mainstream Colorado Republicans like U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner breathed a sigh relief. ‘Nuff said already about that.