Parties Archives


A GOP district captain’s lament

Friday, November 7th, 2008

The reasons for Republican losses this year and the steps we need to take to rebuild are extensive. Start with the average voter. (more…)

New habits for the GOP

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

(Denver Post, Nov. 9) “Seek first to understand, then to be understood.” Did I hear that from Hallmark, my mom, or in Sunday school? Turns out the words are from Stephen R. Covey’s self-help classic on good habits. They hit me on election night. My Republican party needs self-help if anyone ever did. Some of our gripe sessions about this year’s Democratic sweep feel like a sales meeting where everyone blames the customer. There are echoes of the East German party boss who said if the people didn’t like his regime, they needed to be straightened out. I mean serious denial. Having been a highly ineffective party (more…)

Bait & switch by both parties

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Those of us who have been through a few election cycles know that nothing really ever changes. Candidates make feel-good promises (more…)

Fannie-Freddie fiasco is Dems’ baby

Monday, October 27th, 2008

Cut through the doubletalk that obscures the financial mess in Washington and on Wall Street, and these points are obvious to everyone (more…)

Say it: He’s a socialist

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

There is a fundamental difference between Marxism, provider of the Socialist philosophy, and Christian teachings. The difference (more…)

The Howard Beal election

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

It’s hard to turn on the TV these days. The news and images from Washington are like a train wreck. The height of hypocrisy: (more…)

Obama in a landslide?

Monday, September 29th, 2008

In a weekend piece from the U.K.’s Telegraph comes a story that should be news to voters in the key states of Florida, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Colorado: Barack Obama thinks he’s going to win the 2008 election in a “landslide”.  (more…)

Memo to Dems: We’re not subjects

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

We Americans generally understand and appreciate the value of our citizenship. We know that we are fortunate to be living (more…)

Two utterly opposite candidates

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Mirroring this extraordinary political year the conventions of both parties were unusual, unpredictable and given to striking twists (more…)

Photos from RNC St. Paul

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Wow! Here are some of the pictures I took during the RNC, where I was one of Colorado’s alternate delegates. (more…)

Left disdains democracy

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

Regarding this week’s violence outside the Republican convention perpetrated by left-wing groups: there is no constitutional (more…)

Warning: ‘Green Can Be Mean’

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Editor: Are the Dems ready to fracture down the middle if attacked on the fault line between labor and environmentalists? New contributor (more…)

Why did the Dems go Euro?

Saturday, August 16th, 2008

The elitists who dominate the Democratic Party have embraced the New Europe and its world view. The fawning reception of Barack Obama in Europe illustrated this. They see him as the anti-Bush, (more…)