Shawn Mitchell

Emails don't get "lost." Any government official who claims it is a lying abuser. Any reporter who doesn't mock and expose is a presstitute. There needs to be a 21st century version of tar and feathers to humiliate these scoundrels.

Laura Ingraham reportedly stated on air that not a single national Tea Party group actively helped David Brat in his underdog win over Eric Cantor.

If accurate, it's huge and important. It means this isn't a particular victory for the Tea Party. Rather, it's a vote by the general Republican base of no confidence in the direction of national GOP leadership. The party elites don't have a Tea Party problem; they have a main street voter problem and need to get back to constitutional foundations and limited government.

As Mr. Brat reportedly said: "The problem with Republican principles is no one is actually following them."

What do citizens do when the government persecutes dissenters; the culpable villains "lose" the evidence emails; and the media yawns.

Serious question. How do patriots engage and hold their government accountable? Is there a peaceful way? Or not?

Maybe we shouldn't have occupied and tried to restructure Iraq. I'm open to that view. But we did do that. And then, hopeful, brave Iraqi leaders tried to improve their homeland by cooperating with the US.

Tragically, shamefully, they are now being beheaded, tortured, and slaughtered because President Obama decided the way to "end the Iraq war with honor" was to withdraw as fast as possible.

And ignorant Americans voted to reelect him while he boasted that peace is breaking out in the Middle East; war and extremism are on the retreat. He kept frothing those lies even after the murder of his ambassador in the country he had acted to destabilize.

"The IRS told Congress Friday it cannot locate many of Lois Lerner's emails prior to 2011 because her computer crashed during the summer of that year."

Her computer crashed? There's no ISP with a digital trail? No IRS servers? No NSA black hole data? America, if we tolerate these hacks, we deserve what they'll do to us. But how do we untolerate?

Barack Obama, 2012: A new day is dawning in the Middle East. Peace is expanding. War is retreating. Extremism and Al Qaeda are on the path to defeat!

American media: Amen, Saint Barack! Shut up, mean Mitt with your 1980s world view!

How's reality working out, American voter?

Shawn Mitchell

Shawn Mitchell was elected to Senate District 23 in the Colorado General Assembly in November of 2004. Shawn is an attorney at private practice in Denver and Adams County.