My friend [anonymous] attended a private, by invitation only, political insiders BBQ at the [Colorado] state fair put on by the establishment kingmakers. It was jammed full of politicians running for office including the US Senate, Congressional representatives and governor as well as 30 other politicians running for various offices. There were about 300 people in attendance, half of them politicians, political operatives and lobbyists.
He was star struck and called me while there to tell me everyone was so nice and it was too bad I did not attend. I was invited. It was limited to a certain group of people, certain vocal, critical political activists. They are trying to win over the grassroots activists and bring them into the fold. It will work the other way, we will take the Republican Party away from them in February and they are really afraid of us. I believe he lost touch with reality for a period of time. I, too, have attended such events and trust no one at them but then they have shown they cannot be trusted.
I am not star struck by them. They are not our friends, they are our servants.
Do not be taken in by the smiles, handshakes and down home friendly treatment. Every single politician including our endorsed candidates needs a short leash and be accountable to “we the people”. We should never fully trust any of them, judge them by their votes and loyalty to the citizens, not to the system.
Politicians are like used car salesmen, home improvement contractors and Best Buy associates. They come off as your best friend but they will stick it to you every chance they get.
That is my opinion,