Peter MarcusPeter MarcusFebruary 24, 20176min210
Left-leaning groups that are organizing protest town halls against Republican lawmakers are stealing a page right out of the Tea Party’s playbook. Kristen Wyatt with the Associated Press did a good job of highlighting this in a recent story about “in absentia” town halls being planned by the left in an effort to trap GOP […]

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Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinFebruary 13, 201710min342

Congressional offices in Colorado and across the nation have been flooded with emails, social media messages and calls that jammed phone lines. Hundreds of protesters flocked to town halls and congressional offices, some in strongly Republican districts, to voice their opposition to President Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks, plans to change or repeal Obamacare and refugee restrictions. The goal of organizers of some of the efforts, according to a recent Associated Press story, is nothing short of complete resistance. It’s a strategy learned from the success of the tea party movement, which stymied President Barack Obama’s agenda through protests, door-to-door campaigns and online activism. Trump and some Republicans shrug off the protests and marches as sore losers unwilling to accept the results of last fall's election. The Associated Press story noted the president’s core supporters, in states like Iowa and Wisconsin, applaud him as a man of action, delivering on his campaign promises to move quickly and shake up Washington.


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John TomasicJohn TomasicJanuary 19, 20173min359

There's an American flag that's probably 6 feet wide and 10 feet long hung on a wall in state Sen. Ray Scott's office. "Well, I couldn't find a bigger one," he jokes. The flag is probably bigger than 6 by 10. It looks huge -- and not because Scott's office is one of the cramped Capitol cubbyholes most lawmakers enjoy. It's a spacious well appointed office located in the second-floor southwest-corner suite occupied by the Senate Republican leaders.


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Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinNovember 15, 201612min288

No matter how this year's presidential election turned out, there were going to be about 60 million people in America who felt the winner was "in no manner, shape or form someone who represented them or their values." And the keynote speaker at last week's 27th annual SRI Conference on Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing at the Hyatt Regency Downtown Denver also said any angst or anger against the government was misplaced.


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Michael McGradyMichael McGradyAugust 15, 201621min369

In an unorthodox election year, conservative Republicans had something to get pumped up about this last weekend in Denver. While some pollsters claim Colorado has lost its political classification as a battleground state this election cycle, RedState.com, an unabashedly conservative blog, chose Colorado’s biggest city to rally — and in some cases even console — conservatives. RedState hosted its annual “Gathering” event in Denver Aug. 12-14, drawing a convergence of conservative Republicans from across Colorado and the country on the downtown Grand Hyatt Hotel. The eighth annual event was a star-studded conservative spectacle focused around an intensive series of lectures on activism, economics, and policy, but not without a heaping-helping of 2016 Republican restlessness.