Monday, November 30, 2009

Why Huckabee Won't Run

Maybe this is why Mike Huckabee is "less than likely" to run for president in 2012: The Seattle Times reports that a man wanted for four police murders in Washington state was granted clemency by then-Arkansas Gov. Huckabee nine years ago and released from prison.

Said the Arkansas prosecutor who objected at the time: "This is the day I've been dreading for a long time."

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Ali Hasan To Run For Treasurer

We have sources suggesting Muhammad Ali Hasan, who ran unsuccessfully for HD-56 in 2008, is going to join the crowded race for State Treasurer.

So far JJ Ament and Walker Stapleton are running high profile campaigns. Matching, or raising more money than most Senate and Gubernatorial candidates. Current democrat Treasurer, Cary Kennedy, can't seem to match these guys and the funny thing is that they're BOTH Republicans. Two Republicans are both outraising the one incumbent democrat and that means the Republican donors are even split. Image what happens after August when the Republicans are united. Good bye Cary!

Is it too late for Hasan, maybe. However he does have ID and a lot of personal funds. This three-way race is worth watching.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Tom Wiens Comes On Top In Our Straw Poll

In 24 hours, the Wiens campaign passed out Cleve Tidwell into first place thanks to the many college students supporting Tom Wiens. Cleve Tidwell took a strong second followed by Ken Buck in a distant third. Jane Norton got virtually zero percent of the votes, showing her lack of grassroots. She may have Washington, the big donors and smart guys pulling her strings, but she doesn't have the grassroots, the volunteers, the core supporters the other campaigns have.

1) Tom Wiens 313 (48%)
2) Cleve Tidwell 239 (37%)
3) Ken Buck 67 (10%)
4) Jane Norton 23 (3%)
Total Votes: 642

From this poll is seems clear that online Wiens and Tidwell have the grassroots support, and Jane Norton, isn't well liked.

Our next poll is possibly even more important then this one, do you think that we should endorse in these races? Your imput is highly appreciated.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Bennet To Support Health Care Bill

Tomorrow I look forward to casting my vote in favor of health care reform.

Saturday's "cloture" vote is when the Senate decides whether to bring a health care reform bill including the public option to the Senate floor. This is a big step in bringing real change that Coloradans voted for last November*.

*Note: but voted AGAINST, THIS November since they've already screwed up so much in such little time.

Don't worry, we're already on it.

You can e-mail him here...which he won't read or call him at 202-224-5852...which word won't reach him or fax him at 202-228-5036 which gives you the option of flooding the machine at least.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Senate Primary Poll

With candidates in and candidates out it's time for a new Senate poll.

Vote now between Jane Norton, Ken Buck, Tom Wiens and Cleve Tidwell.

Last time was a close race between Cleve Tidwell who edged out Ryan Frazier by about 2% in a very popular poll with almost 1,200 votes. Will Cleve keep his crown this time or will a new winner emerge. Tom Wiens and Jane Norton have since entered the race with money and backing while Frazier has left to run against Perlmutter.

E-mail your friends to vote for your choice.

This poll will run for two weeks.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Continuing H.R. 3962

Only at page 30 and you can quote me, This is THE worst bill I have EVER seen.

For having 1900 pages, there is VERY few details about anything. You see lines saying "the date of how long bla bla bla will take place will be decided by whoever" or "Who is eligible will be decided by bla bla bla".

(1) PREMIUM.—The monthly premium charged
7 to eligible individuals for coverage under the pro8
9 (A) may vary by age so long as the ratio
10 of the highest such premium to the lowest such

11 premium does not exceed the ratio of 2 to 1;

12 (B) shall be set at a level that does not ex
13 ceed 125 percent of the prevailing standard rate
14 for comparable coverage in the individual mar
15 ket; and
16 (C) shall be adjusted for geographic vari
17 ation in costs.
18 Health insurance issuers shall provide such informa
19 tion as the Secretary may require to determine pre
20 vailing standard rates under this paragraph.

1) Wow. John can pay $5,000 while Joe pays $10,000 when they have the same everything except age.
2) If and when the government runs everyone else outa business they can make the costs as high as they want. Think if they put in a phony company charging a bazillion bucks, they can charge a 125% of that!!!
3) Define the regions!
4) There goes your privacy.

Then there's more about the "states". The bill address about who can be eligible for the "risk-pool" provided by the government. If you are a dependent of someone living in the 50 States or D.C. Wait, hold up...did we just include ALL territories as "States" and now we're back to 50???

I would bet my life that not more then a hand full of Congressperson, maybe not even that many, actually READ this stupid bill. Even for wanting the democrat's goals of government health care, universal access and such this is a stupid bill. A stupid bill even for democrats to vote for.

There are so many things wrong with it I will be able to type maybe 1 on the blog for every 30 I see, and that's a non-lawyer catching things. We need to seriously get these guys out of office.

Reading Through H.R 3962

I've decided to start reading this 1900 page bill, though I doubt I'll be finished anytime soon. I'll update you on some important things I find and some quotes from the bill.

One thing to note in the bill, Puerto Rico, Guam, other territories, etc are considered "states". Something I'm sure the Tom Tancredo, Ron Paul part of America will blow up on. More of the fact that not these guys get the government access and don't pay taxes, but that they are considered states.

23 (a) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary of Health and
24 Human Services (in this section referred to as the ‘‘Sec25
retary’’) shall establish a temporary national high-risk
1 pool program (in this section referred to as the ‘‘pro
2 gram’’) to provide health benefits to eligible individuals
3 during the period beginning on January 1, 2010, and, sub
4 ject to subsection (h)(3)(B), ending on the date on which
5 the Health Insurance Exchange is established

Which means we'd have a program for people to be insured by the government without and end date. This is just the beginning of it. I suggest you read for yourself here

On page 17 at the moment.

Republican Senate Forum

North Suburban Republicans will host a Forum this Saturday, November 14.

Cleve Tidwell, Ken Buck, Tom Wiens, Gary Kennedy, Vincent Martinez and Steve Barton (yes we don't know who all these guys are too) will all be participating.

Jane Norton skips another sepaking engagement...again. Perhaps she's realized she's probably the worst public speaker running for office in Colorado at the moment.

Meeting Time and Place:
Westminster Rec Center, 10455 Sheridan Blvd in Westminers from 9:30-12:00 noon.

Come see your candidates speak about the issues all at once this Saturday.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Coffman Introduces Amendment to Put Congress on Public Option

(WASHINGTON D.C.) —Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO)
has introduced an amendment to H.R. 3962, the latest version of Speaker
government takeover of health care, to require all Members of
Congress and their dependents, as well as the President of the United States, to
enroll in the “public option” health care program. “You have to question why a
bill filled with 3,425 federal mandates for ordinary Americans does not mandate
Members of Congress to enroll in the public option,” Coffman said. “If
Congress is going to force this on the American people, they should use it
themselves.” During numerous town hall meetings, constituents of Rep. Coffman
called for all Members of Congress to be put on the public option health
plan. Coffman promised to introduce an amendment to any bill including a
public option plan, and this amendment directly reflects that promise. “An
amendment similar to mine was also offered in committee by my Republican
colleagues, but was voted down by Democrats on a party line vote,” Coffman
stated. “It is shameful that Democrats could say this is good for the American
people but not for us.” # # #

Let's see how many vote for the plan now