We will move quickly to the left in Colorado this year

Here are the numbers in the Colorado State Legislature.

House: 37 Democrats, 28 Republicans

Senate: 20 Democrats, 15 Republicans

Those in the Colorado State Legislature will pass any legislation they want and Democrat Governor John Hickenlooper will sign it. Anything is possible in the next few months so brace yourselves. Legislation that is sure to be passed without much effort are: Gun control; Homosexual marriages/civil unions; In-state tuition rates at state colleges and universities for illegal immigrants.

What else will be passed? Anything they want to pass and ram down our throats. I predict TABOR will be ignored with plenty of new taxes (they will call them fees or maybe not this session). This will be history in the making this year.

There is no stopping them this time, even in the courts, because most of the local State Courts, the State Appeals Court and the State Supreme Court are all controlled by progressive/leftist/socialist judges.

The only Colorado State offices still controlled by Republicans are the Secretary of State, State Treasurer and State Attorney General. They are all up for re-election in two years. Unless something huge happens in the next two years all those offices will go Democrat.

What do I think? It does not matter. What matters is the majority of voters in Colorado want this and are excited with the unlimited possibilities this brings for a socialist Colorado.

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  • Chris

    The good news is that elections are in two years. While some legislative Democrats believe that they can move to the left, it doesn’t mean that the voters of Colorado want the same thing. In fact, I doubt that in-state tuition for illegal immigrants, much gun control, or even possibly civil unions would pass at the ballot box. That means that, if Democrats move to the left, they’ll alienate Coloradans and put their jobs in danger in 2014. As it stands now, the GOP will take back the Senate in 2014. The House and the governor’s mansion could be up for grabs, too, if Democrats overreach.

  • http://twitter.com/epigrammaticus john galt

    Out of the three nightmare scenarios posited, two of them are pretty much what’d happen in a Libertarian Utopia, flat equality in tuition and marriage equality. So yeah, the Democrats are the evil ones because they actually DO the Libertarian thing rather than talk about it. God, can we just get rid of the fucking Birchers already?

    • http://vforvandyke.com/ Stephen VanDyke

      Fair point.

    • http://twitter.com/ilovegrover Thane_Eichenauer

      What is it about Birchers that irk you so?

      • http://twitter.com/epigrammaticus john galt

        Because the Birchers are willing to burn our Civil Liberties on the pyre of fiscal conservatism? Because they basically cast out the Nolanite branch of the LP in the late seventies/early eighties? Because they’re responsible for Bob-fucking-Barr as the LP nominee in ’08, when we had a REAL chance (if Johnson had any forward momentum at all to work on last year, we’d be dictating terms to at least one of the majors today, hell, *I* got 7% in the microcampaign to end all microcampaigns)

  • http://www.facebook.com/joy.moore.581 Joy Elliott

    Is there even a chance that a Libertarian could get elected to the State House in CO? It would be a great thing if they could especially if they created the swing vote. Since most people tend to be Libertarian without even realizing it. I bet some of those new MJ business people would make well financed Libertarian candidates. Also, I am awaiting an equally critical article about the Republican majority government in NC.

    • http://vforvandyke.com/ Stephen VanDyke

      Leaving aside the fact that Colorado is the birthplace of the Libertarian Party: the number of Republicans who self-identify as libertarian-leaning is growing incredibly. It can easily be argued that a lot of those republicans who are already in state gov positions are already very libertarian in their policies.

      Two names that immediately come to mind in Colorado are freshman senator Larry Crowder and Sec. of State Scott Gessler aka “the honeybadger” (both of who I have had the pleasure to speak with and confirm their bonafides as small government champions).

      As for the South Carolina article: HoT gladly entertains submissions that expose corruption or foists fair criticism on *any* party.

  • Dave Schultheis (FB)

    Freedom will suffer during these next four months as the Colorado Legislature meets to undermine our liberties for the sake of votes.

    • Judy Rydberg Reyher (FB)

      Dave, we do have a great deal of faith in the Republicans we do have!!

      • Dave Schultheis (FB)

        As I’ve always said…have faith and trust, but verify.

  • Judy Rydberg Reyher (FB)

    I do not recognize my state any longer! And it continues to get worse. Lots of prayers are needed as these next couple of years grind on.