Things must be going well for Republicans this year. While I know how great a campaigner Dr. Mike Fallon is, and how much he deserves more national support, I was resigned to the likelihood that the big-wigs of the Republican party were writing off (as they do every year, stretching back to the tenure of that other hag) Colorado’s First Congressional District in 2010.
Lo and behold, news comes this week that the National Republican Congressional Committee has added Mike to its “On The Radar” list. As Mike’s press release states, this is a good indication that the national party believes “that the traditionally Democratic district in Denver may be more competitive than expected.”
In fact, Diana DeGette, who feels she owns the seat, is even using this great news to try to drum up fund-raising support of her own.
This can only mean good things for us. And no better time for all of us to help this excellent candidate by volunteering, or if you don’t live in CO-1, contributing as best you can.
Way to go, Mike!
– Nick (ColoradoPatriot, from HQ)
In a thoughtful piece in the Dally Caller challenging the notion the gay people are a politically homogenous lot, GOProud’s Chris Barron sounds a bit like Ronald Reagan, Chris Barron
Instead of fighting to expand the federal government through hate crimes laws or federal employment non-discrimination legislation, legislation that only impacts a sliver of gay people, we instead focus on issues like taxes, healthcare, retirement security, and the economy — we offer gay Americans pragmatic, common-sense conservative approaches to these issues that will improve their lives, as well as the lives of all Americans.
We believe strongly that the federal government doesn’t have all the answers to the challenges facing gay and lesbian families. Indeed, we believe that often the federal government is the problem — not the solution.
Exactly. The issue is not enacting new laws which single out gay people for protection, but removing laws which discriminate against us. We conservatives don’t ask government for favors, instead we instead that government leave us alone.
Nice to see the head of a gay conservative organization acknowledge this, manifesting an understanding for the bedrock ideals of American conservatism. We gay conservatives have been waiting for this acknowledgement for a long time. A long time.
Read the whole thing.