It's Republican versus Republican in Colorado battle--at last
By Lee Russ
Thursday, January 05, 2006 at 12:11 PM
The Republicans in Colorado appear to be having a major battle between themselves. On one side are those in lockstep with the current crew of national Republican leaders. On the other side are those who appear to have finally had enough of lockstepping with zealots and people who have an uncanny knack for allying themselves with people destined for indictment (read that as Abramoff, DeLay, and company).From The Durango Herald:
Again Wednesday, [state Rep. Mark] Larson accused hard-line right wingers of purging party moderates, even if it means losing races.
Another La Plata County Republican, former U.S. Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell of Ignacio, echoed Larson's criticism. On Tuesday, he flatly ruled out a run for governor on the GOP ticket, citing the "absolute obedience" demanded by powerful conservatives.
After Campbell's announcement and Tuesday's resignation of respected moderate state Sen. Norma Anderson, R-Jefferson County, there was no letup to battling in Southwest Colorado.
About time, wouldn't you say? I've written several pieces elsewhere castigating local Republicans who continue to toe the Christian right/corporate power line set down by their national leadership, while telling their local constituents how sorry they are for the consequences that the national party's policies carry for the poor, the elderly, the sick, the unemployed, the underemployed, and almost everyone else that isn't a self-righteous evangelical or major stockholder in corporate America.
What an alliance. The people who claim to believe in a literal interpretation of a bible that tells them that camels can traverse needle eyes more easily than the rich can traverse the gates of heaven, merrily marching along with multinationalist billionaires whose major contribution to ordinary Americans is making sure they don't make enough to live on, and certainly not enough to ever retire.
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