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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:36 AM

 

Romney rally in Colorado draws 6k people

Last edited Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:10 AM - Edit history (1)

at the Red Rocks Amphitheater. Interestingly, the amphitheater was built by the Works Progress Administration and other government agencies as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal.

The Amphitheater is located in Matthews/Winters Park, which is a state park created by the Colorado Open Space program. The program is "a statewide organization of publicly funded local and regional open space programs, working cooperatively to share information, create public awareness and foster partnerships needed to protect and preserve the special places of Colorado."

Hmmm.... I guess Rmoney didn't build any of that did he?




edit. Sorry it was 6k people.

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Reply Romney rally in Colorado draws 6k people (Original post)
Firebirds01 Oct 2012 OP
nc4bo Oct 2012 #1
Firebirds01 Oct 2012 #4
nc4bo Oct 2012 #6
onecent Oct 2012 #12
Firebirds01 Oct 2012 #15
reformist2 Oct 2012 #2
Firebirds01 Oct 2012 #5
skeewee08 Oct 2012 #3
democrat_patriot Oct 2012 #7
Firebirds01 Oct 2012 #8
Tutonic Oct 2012 #10
Firebirds01 Oct 2012 #11
Tutonic Oct 2012 #24
Firebirds01 Oct 2012 #26
cui bono Oct 2012 #28
TroyD Oct 2012 #9
kaiden Oct 2012 #13
kstewart33 Oct 2012 #14
rockbluff botanist Oct 2012 #16
bushisanidiot Oct 2012 #17
BlueInPhilly Oct 2012 #30
helpisontheway Oct 2012 #18
RomneyLies Oct 2012 #19
Grammy23 Oct 2012 #21
davidpdx Oct 2012 #25
RomneyLies Oct 2012 #27
kaiden Oct 2012 #29
Calypso0956 Oct 2012 #20
imgbitepolitic Oct 2012 #22
ProSense Oct 2012 #23

Response to Firebirds01 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:42 AM

1. How many were there for the free concert vs how many were there to actually see R/R talk trash?

Like the Florida stumper........How many were there for Biktoberfest (or whatever it's called) vs how many were there to see R/R.

That is the question that demands answers!

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Response to nc4bo (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:45 AM

4. Concert

 

Good question. Found out something from here: http://www.abqjournal.com/main/2012/10/23/news/kid-rock-gov-join-romney-in-colorado.html

I guess Kid Rock and someone named Rodney Atkins gave a concert.

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Response to Firebirds01 (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:53 AM

6. We don't call him #MittLies for nothing. #MittDeceives works too. nm

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Response to Firebirds01 (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:10 AM

12. Looks like I have to subscribe to enter this link. n/t

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Response to onecent (Reply #12)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:17 AM

15. Here is what I read

 

It was only two sentences

"What do Kid Rock, country singer Rodney Atkins and Gov. Susana Martinez have in common?

All three will join Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney and his vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan at a campaign stop today outside Denver...."

Why anyone would pay money to see kid rock is beyond me.

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Response to Firebirds01 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:44 AM

2. Obama should go there, so we can do a side-by-side comparison of crowds. :)

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Response to reformist2 (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:47 AM

5. Obama had a rally in sunny

 

Dayton Ohio yesterday at much much much smaller venue. He had the same crowd. In fact you can see the venue as it is in this music video.



It is the big shell thing.


Then Joe Biden came to the OFA headquarters in Springfield and brought free pizza for everyone!!!

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Response to Firebirds01 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:44 AM

3. was this the one where Kid Rock was there?....n/t

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Response to Firebirds01 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:54 AM

7. NPR: "Romney fills rock star stadium in Colorado"


Pull the funding, we don't need any more Republican cheerleader channels.....

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Response to democrat_patriot (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:55 AM

8. Morning edition

 

is actually where I heard that this was a publicly funded venue.

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Response to Firebirds01 (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:07 AM

10. You should probably stop and

eat your Pizza.

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Response to Tutonic (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:08 AM

11. ???

 

From the story.

"Democrats say it's hypocritical for Romney and Ryan to campaign in this place that was built with government money. It's the sort of public works project that Democrats want more of but Republicans find wasteful."

http://www.npr.org/2012/10/24/163527995/romney-rides-momentum-to-nevada-colorado

Please list the news sources that I am allowed to listen to. Sorry I didnt check with you before turning on the news this morning. Please send me the proper lists of news outlets I am allowed to see and hear, less I make such an egregious error again.

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Response to Firebirds01 (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:13 AM

24. Oh Apologies to the Hope of the Earth

I thought when you said it was publically sponsored you meant publically sponsored. My ignorance prevented me from comprehending that it was a privately sponsored political event at a public site--sort of like when Obama speaks in a park or at a college. And 10,000 participants? I really got that way wrong also when Park Officials list it at less than 5,000 participants and Romney aids admit that they bussed in a bunch of old people. And the "Sort of public works project that Democrats want more of but Republicans find wasteful"....hmmm I think I saw this coment on Yahoo. Well then I'm just gonna have to pay for another pepperoni pizza for you. Nice job.

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Response to Tutonic (Reply #24)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:29 AM

26. "Sort of public works project that Democrats want more of but Republicans find wasteful"

 

Yeah you could listen to this story below and hear the quote for yourself:

http://www.npr.org/2012/10/24/163527995/romney-rides-momentum-to-nevada-colorado

The story is only 4 minutes long. If you "saw this on yahoo" you better alert NPR and let them know that a copyright infringment happened. Or, better yet, why dont you give me the link to the Yahoo comment and I will alert NPR. Either post a link of I will have to believe you are not being truthful. Look if you dont like the wording, complain to Steve Inskeep on NPR because he is the reporter who said it.

Or you could also check out the story on HuffPo. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/23/romney-rally-at-red-rocks_n_2005621.html

"I thought when you said it was publically sponsored you meant publically sponsored"


Nope, right there you are lying. I never said "sponsored" but nice try. I was speaking about the park in which the ampitheatre is located. The park is administered by a state organization called Colorado Open Space. I wanted to make sure I was accurate so I quoted the language used by the Open space colorado website. You can find that exact phrasing here. http://www.coloradoopenspace.org/

Welcome to COSA!

The Colorado Open Space Alliance is a statewide organization of publicly funded local and regional open space programs, working cooperatively to share information, create public awareness and foster partnerships needed to protect and preserve the special places of Colorado.


And finally this one.

And 10,000 participants? I really got that way wrong also when Park Officials list it at less than 5,000 participants


Yep, as you see I corrected the story above based on the numbers in the linked NPR story. They stated that the venue holds 10k people but only 6k showed up. I got the numbers confused in my head and went back and corrected it to make it accurate. Sorry I messed up and then corrected the error.

Well then I'm just gonna have to pay for another pepperoni pizza for you. Nice job.


I am fairly certain you are a troll that is trying to downplay an incident that showed Romney is a hypocrite and a liar. Nice try troll.

Oh, and about the pizza, no thanks im not hungry. The Vice President of the United States of America bought me pizza yesterday.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1251171281

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Response to Tutonic (Reply #24)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:21 PM

28. -1

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Response to Firebirds01 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:58 AM

9. According to Rachel Maddow

Thousands of registration forms have disappeared in Colorado.

Anyone know what the story on that is?

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Response to Firebirds01 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:10 AM

13. All the cars going to this concert were coming from the southern suburbs.

Very high teabilly Christian Right area. My husband and I were unmolested by traffic driving south and then onto 285 to go home.

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Response to kaiden (Reply #13)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:17 AM

14. Red Rocks is a short drive from Colorado Springs.

We've driven it before. The Springs is the most conservative town in Colorado, home to many evangelical churches, notably Ted Haggard's church, before he was outed for messing around with drugs and a gay prostitute.

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Response to Firebirds01 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:26 AM

16. Mormans Mormans Mormans

I would estimate that at least 3/4 of this audience are Mormans. Nothing to see here. Keep moving.

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Response to rockbluff botanist (Reply #16)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:31 AM

17. Yep, the die hard romney fans are mormons for sure.

They know that if romney wins, their prophet Thomas Monson will basically be in charge of the U.S.
Romney would be excommunicated if he declined to do what his prophet instructed him to do.

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Response to rockbluff botanist (Reply #16)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:32 PM

30. MORANS? Was that a deliberate misspelling

or a combination of "Mormons" and "Morans"?

If it wasn't, please correct your spelling.
If it was, that's offensive by calling all members of one religion morons. Or "morans"

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Response to Firebirds01 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:33 AM

18. Probably paid them to be there. LOL

Must look like he has momentum.

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Response to Firebirds01 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:34 AM

19. It seats almost 10K

 

So that must mean the rumors of people being turned away were just lies. Nothing new from the Romney campaign.

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Response to RomneyLies (Reply #19)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:01 AM

21. On MSNBC (Daily Rundown....Chuck Todd) they gave the number as 12,000.....


Which is interesting given that you say it seats a couple thousand less than that. Guess they were sitting on each other's laps. LOL The Repubs always seem to have a problem with counting, including their estimates of Electoral College votes that Mitt and Lyin' Ryan have in the bag.

What do the officials at Red Rocks say about this? And wouldn't the Fire Marshall have a say in how many bodies they can stuff in one place that is over and above what the place can safely hold? Even an outdoor venue probably has rules about that, given that if there is a problem people have to be able to get out without trampling one another.

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Response to Grammy23 (Reply #21)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:24 AM

25. Yahoo was reporting the same thing

When I saw that number I thought to myself, no that isn't possible.

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Response to Grammy23 (Reply #21)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:43 AM

27. There is an SRO area, too. nt

 

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Response to RomneyLies (Reply #27)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:28 PM

29. That area up back won't hold an extra 2,000.

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Response to Firebirds01 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:47 AM

20. He must have had a large magnet or net!

Like many, I will be glad when this election is over.

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Response to Firebirds01 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:03 AM

22. Kid Rock was there

who do you think most of those people came for?

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Response to Firebirds01 (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:11 AM

23. The news organizations are

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