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Old 11-16-2008, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Lots of states are red states from time to time, but Colorado is THE red state; the name means "red color" in Spanish. Until this month, we were known as a "red state" politically, too. Here is an article from a red-stater former Republican that was in my local paper today. Jim Martin: A new party for Colorado : Guest Opinions : Boulder Daily Camera (http://www.dailycamera.com/news/2008/nov/16/a-new-party-for-colorado/ - broken link)

Colorado has several political figures who would fit well in a Progressive Party: . . . None of this distinguished group can be accused of foaming at the mouth over guns, gays, and God while more serious problems face our country and the world. They are fiscal conservatives who understand where we need government and where we don't.

Here is an article from some prominent national Republicans:

Guest opinion: Free the GOP : Guest Opinions : Boulder Daily Camera (http://www.dailycamera.com/news/2008/nov/16/free-the-gop/ - broken link)

Our central thesis was simple: The Republican Party had been taken hostage by "social fundamentalists," the people who base their votes on such social issues as abortion, gay rights and stem cell research. Unless the GOP freed itself from their grip, we argued, it would so alienate itself from the broad center of the American electorate that it would become increasingly marginalized and find itself out of power.

Some sobering talk to Republicans from Republicans and former Republicans.
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Old 11-16-2008, 01:53 PM
 
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