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Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:57 AM

 

I think it's time to primary John Hickenlooper.

I absolutely am TIRED of him pretending to be a Democrat when he is:

Very pro-fracking - very well, Colorado Legislature should divert all of the fracking wastewater to his Wynkoop Brewery and see how *HE* likes the beer with the contaminated water.

Anti-marijuana - he is stalling on making Amendment 64 which was passed into law. He has until Jan 5th to do that, or it becomes law without his approval.

Busting the Occupy Denver folks - I think both Mayor Hancock and John Hickenlooper are both responsible for it, but ultimately it was Hickenlooper's decision to bust it.

I can't seem to think of any other anti-Democratic behavior I've seen on Hickenlooper. I don't know what his ratings are like, but it has not been close to my approval. In fact, if there was no other choice, I'd pick Hickenlooper - but I wouldn't be happy about it.

Also, the U.S. Attorney General, John Walsh, also needs to tender his resignation before Amendment 64 becomes law, because it's legal in Colorado, but the AG doesn't approve it and will send the DoJ thugs to raid dispensaries.

The federal law against marijuana is an easy fix - all President Obama has to do is remove cannabis from scheduling - PERMANENTLY.

Then the DoJ has no business raiding dispensaries and scaring the pot grannies.

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Fri Dec 7, 2012, 01:32 AM

1. Yes and no

Hickenlooper isn't everything I'd like in a Dem Governor, but we really are a very very Purple state with lots of very conservative areas. I think someone more liberal would have a hard time getting elected here. He's moderate enough that he is palatable to the moderate Republicans and many Independents. I'd rather have him than ANYONE from the Repub side.

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Response to Panasonic (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 11:36 AM

2. Demos in CO

Thanks for the post; I agree that Hick is always trying to straddle the fence and we need to push against his actions, especially his support of oil and coal. And his actions regarding marijuana while backing breweries and alcohol, which is much more dangerous for our young people. But I also know that much of the state outside of a few areas votes to the extreme right and rarely gives up its fundamentalist, militarist views. Perhaps all we can do is vote for Demos like Hick and try to get good liberals into the State House and Senate. We have had the same problem supporting Michael Bennett with his sad ties to Anschutz and corporations. But he now has power in the Senate and can make a difference if he must work with liberal Demo Senators and the Administration.

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