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Colorado GOP Elects Former “Fugitive from Justice” as Party Chair

petroleum engineer Wrote: Mar 05, 2013 12:10 PM
Marie150 - as I pointed out - it makes no difference where your ae located - the good ole boy system is destroying our Republican party. Very few of our states have a viable GOP that represent the PEOPLE.
Stuart95 Wrote: Mar 05, 2013 3:34 PM
That would be true if we had an informed electorate, which we don't. It has gotten to the point where many politicians raise adequate re-election funds by passing tax money or other favors to powerful interests.

I believe it is naive to think that term limits are impossible. Pressure from an informed public could force the issue - especially if incumbents are grandfathered.

Should not have a problem passing a sufficient number of legislatures as the states are more conservative than the feds.
hboring Wrote: Mar 05, 2013 2:48 PM
Your first paragraph points out we could change the members every election if we wished. Those are the only term limits we need.

Your second paragraph shows your naivete'. Term limits are never going to be supported by the in crowd, who would have to start the ball rolling with a Constitutional Amendment. It ain't gonna happen! Chief Boring
Stuart95 Wrote: Mar 05, 2013 12:18 PM
And that sort of cronyism will continue as long as the voters continue to elect politicians with records of making the government bigger. The bigger the government, the more opportunities to build one's own crony network.

Term limits for Congress are the single best step we could take to help the country.

Memo to the leaders of the GOP:

Wise up.

The dysfunction in the national GOP was on display in Colorado over the weekend; and oh, boy, what a mess.

If conservatives ever win an election again in Colorado it will be only by mistake. 

Incumbent chair, Ryan Call, was re-elected 272 votes to 158 over a well-known challenger who had previously served as chairman in one of the metro counties.

I know both men and took no part in the fight.

By way of disclosure, however, I should say that the challenger served with me as vice chair when I was...