North Suburban Republican Forum

May, 2012

Our next meeting is from 9:30-11:30 am, Saturday, May 12th. You’ll be able to hear from your local City Council members about what is happening in their towns and they will answer questions from NSRF attendees. Please Bring your checkbook and/or time to volunteer as our candidates need your support to win on November 6th. We meet at the Anythink Huron Street Library community room, 9417 Huron St, Thornton, CO, 80260.

NSRF upcoming calendar in 2012: June 9 – Q&A with AdCo County Commissioner District 1 & SD-21 candidates before the primary vote July 14 -- Board of Education officials discussing issues in their school district August 11 -- RTD members discussing transportation concerns and FasTracks September 8 – Republican County Chairs forum about winning on November 6th October 13 -- State of Colorado elected official ???

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Table of Contents:
            North metro candidates Colorado primary elections date move from August to June Adams County Lincoln Day dinner details Commerce City Memorial Day parade volunteers needed Adams County Republican events you can help with “If I wanted America to fail” video invokes Paul Harvey’s prophetic essay Our view: Fake “War on Women” a cynical campaign smokescreen Obama says “Forward,” Democrats take a hike North metro citie’s web sites: Thornton, Westminster, Northglenn, Commerce City, Brighton, Federal Heights, Broomfield, Arvada, Adams County, Boulder Elected officials Adams County voter information NSRF membership form


Here’s the list of north metro candidates
Adams County Commissioner District 1: Adams County Commissioner District 2: Adams County District Attorney: HD-29: HD-30: HD-31: HD-32: HD-33: HD-34: HD-35: HD-56 HD-63: SD-21 SD-23 SD-25: CU Regent: CU Regent CD7 CD-2: CD-6: CD-7: Robert Ramirez Mike Sheely Beth Martinez Humenik Paul Reimer Dave Pigott Jodina Widhalm Brian Vande Krol Kevin Priola Lori Saine Fran Bigelow, Matt Plichta Glenn Vaad, Vicki Marble John Sampson Matt Arnold, Brian Davidson Mary Dambman Kevin Lundberg, Eric Weissman Mike Coffman Joe Coors Gary Mikes, Kaarl Hoopes Donnia Howell

Colorado Primary Elections Move from August to June
Governor John Hickenlooper signed SB 11-189 into law, moving the Primary date for future elections from the second Tuesday in August to the last Tuesday in June. Voters will witness the shift when the Primary falls on June 26, 2012. (Polls open 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.) All ballots must be in the hands of the county clerk by 7:00 p.m. on election day.



March in the 2012 Commerce City Memorial Day Parade!
We need volunteers to walk with us, carry signs, and pass out literature to parade watchers. Contact Art Foss at 303-596-5401 or John Frantum ( to RSVP or for more details This is one of the largest Memorial Day Parades in the nation with nearly 150 entries traveling the twomile parade route. It‟s a great way to start the summer! Join the Adams County Republicans, North Suburban Republican Forum, Reagan Club of Colorado, and candidates as we march and celebrate our fallen military heroes. The Commerce City Memorial Day Parade is always held on Memorial Day which is the fourth Monday of May. Parade begins at 10 a.m. at 64th Avenue and Monaco Street and moves westward. The parade route map is available at: Park in the southwest side of King Soopers (E 60th & Hwy 85--it's where the parade ends) and we'll run a shuttle service between 8:30-9:00am to the staging area to where the parade starts.


DATE 5/19/12 5/28/12 6/2/12 6/9/12 8/1 – 8/5/12 8/11/12 TBD TBD TBD EVENT Thorntonfest Commerce City Memorial Day Parade Brighton Culturefest Commerce City Derby Daze Adams County Fair TIME 10:00 am – 5:00 pm 10:00 am – 12:00 pm 11:00 – 5:00 pm 11:00 am – 5:00 pm 8/: 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm 8/2 – 8/5: 10:00 am – 11:00pm 10:00 – 5:00 pm TBD TBD TBD LOCATION Multipurpose Fields 108th Ave. and Colorado Blvd Stage at 64th Ave. and Olive Street TBD TBD Adams County Fair Grounds 9755 Henderson Road, Brighton Westminster Recreation Center 106th Ave. Sheridan NOTES Booth

Meet at Parade 8:30 am and 9 Booth Booth Booth Daily parking Booth

Westminster Faire Strasburg Parade Bennett Parade Thornton Fall Festival


For Additional Information Contact John Frantum - or Art Foss 303-596-5401

„If I wanted America to fail‟ video invokes Paul Harvey‟s prophetic essay
April 28th, 2012 A new video from Free Market America highlights the attempts by some to use energy to bring „fundamental change‟ to the United States. By destroying free markets and capitalism, that which made our nation great, one could certainly bring a nation to its knees and as we see what is happening today, you have to wonder if the video just might be right. The video is loosely based on Paul Harvey‟s essay, “If I were the devil” which was originally published in 1964. In 1965 he read a slightly modified version on his radio show and then updated it in 1996 for print. All three versions are so prophetic it is chilling to read and listen to, much like the new video. You can watch and read the old and the new below. Take the time to think about them. Paul Harvey, If I Were the Devil (1964) I would gain control of the most powerful nation in the world; I would delude their minds into thinking that they had come from man‟s effort, instead of God‟s blessings; I would promote an attitude of loving things and using people, instead of the other way around; I would dupe entire states into relying on gambling for their state revenue; I would convince people that character is not an issue when it comes to leadership;


I would make it legal to take the life of unborn babies; I would make it socially acceptable to take one‟s own life, and invent machines to make it convenient; I would cheapen human life as much as possible so that the life of animals are valued more than human beings; I would take God out of the schools, where even the mention of His name was grounds for a lawsuit; I would come up with drugs that sedate the mind and target the young, and I would get sports heroes to advertise them; I would get control of the media, so that every night I could pollute the mind of every family member for my agenda; I would attack the family, the backbone of any nation. I would make divorce acceptable and easy, even fashionable. If the family crumbles, so does the nation; I would compel people to express their most depraved fantasies on canvas and movie screens, and I would call it art; I would convince the world that people are born homosexuals, and that their lifestyles should be accepted and marveled; I would convince the people that right and wrong are determined by a few who call themselves authorities and refer to their agenda as politically correct; I would persuade people that the church is irrelevant and out of date, and the Bible is for the naive; I would dull the minds of Christians, and make them believe that prayer is not important, and that faithfulness and obedience are optional; I guess I would leave things pretty much the way they are. Paul Harvey, If I Were the Devil (1996) If I were the Prince of Darkness I would want to engulf the whole earth in darkness. I‟d have a third of its real estate and four-fifths of its population, but I would not be happy until I had seized the ripest apple on the tree. So I should set about however necessary, to take over the United States. I would begin with a campaign of whispers. With the wisdom of a serpent, I would whispers to you as I whispered to Eve, “Do as you please.” To the young I would whisper “The Bible is a myth.” I would convince them that “man created God,” instead of the other way around. I would confide that “what is bad is good and what is good is square.” In the ears of the young married I would whisper that work is debasing, that cocktail parties are good for you. I would caution them not to be “extreme” in religion, in patriotism, in moral conduct.


And the old I would teach to pray; to say after me; “Our father which are in Washington.” Then I‟d get organized. I‟d educate authors in how to make lurid literature exciting so that anything else would appear dull, uninteresting. I‟d threaten TV with dirtier movies, and vice-versa. I‟d infiltrate unions and urge more loafing, less work. Idle hands usually work for me. I‟d peddle narcotics to whom I could, I‟d sell alcohol to ladies and gentlemen of distinction, I‟d tranquilize the rest with pills. If I were the Devil, I would encourage schools to refine young intellects, but neglect to discipline emotions; let those run wild. I‟d designate an atheist to front for me before the highest courts and I‟d get preachers to say, “She‟s right.” With flattery and promises of power I would get the courts to vote against God and in favor of pornography. Thus I would evict God from the courthouse, then from the schoolhouse, then from the Houses of Congress. Then in his own churches I‟d substitute psychology for religion and deify science. If I were Satan I‟d make the symbol of Easter an egg And the symbol of Christmas a bottle. If I were the Devil I‟d take from those who have and give to those who wanted until I had killed the incentive of the ambitious. Then my police state would force everybody back to work. Then I would separate families, putting children in uniform, women in coal mines and objectors in slavelabor camps. If I were Satan I‟d just keep doing what I‟m doing and the whole world go to hell as sure as the Devil.


Our View: Fake “War on Women” a Cynical Campaign Smokescreen
April 20, 2012

Enough is enough. We get it. The state of our politics dictates that in order to take an activist (or their cause) seriously, one has to inject combat metaphors and hyperbole about war in to any argument. To us, this notion of the war on women is just as silly as the so-called war on Christmas. Turn off MSNBC for a day, go shadow a Marine on the beat in Kabul, and then get back to us about the willy-nilly use of the term. True to form, the Democrat-controlled Colorado State Senate did its part to open a skirmish line in this wholly contrived gender war, taking up an annual resolution on equal pay that they no doubt hoped would help sell the broader “war on women” narrative. But Republicans threw them a curveball when Senator Greg Brophy (R-Wray) cleverly offered an amendment regarding recent reports about female staffers at the Obama White House (America’s new branch office for lowest common denominator / Third World-style identity politics) earning significantly less than their male counterparts over in the West Wing. Brophy’s amendment passed with broad bipartisan support — 15 Republicans and nine Democrats voted for the measure. Another 11 Democrats — who we can only conclude must be double-agents or undercover GOP collaborators in this so-called “war” — voted against the measure. Senator Brophy’s delightful rhetorical speedtrap aside, we believe this whole conversation about which party is engaged in a “war on women” says less about the state of gender relations in this country than it does about the abject fear and total desperation that has descended on the Obama White House. Slaves to poll testing and focus grouping, David Axelrod and his crew in Chicago can be forgiven for doing everything in their power to change the conversation from President Obama’s borderline criminal mismanagement of America’s finances, his failed economic policies and his flaccid and listless foreign policy. The White House political hacks appears to have come to the conclusion that shameless gender baiting (along with the exploitation of class envy) may be the only remaining tools at their disposal for extending their lease at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for another four years.


Obama Says "Forward," Democrats Take a Hike
by: Dave Diepenbrock Mon May 07, 2012 at 14:39 37 MST

( - promoted by ColoradoPeakPolitics) The MSM says Obama has a registration problem since some states passed laws designed to endfraudulent registration and phony voting. At least here in Colorado, MSM is wrong because local Dems killed election safeguards. The real problem for the Dems? Their base is fleeing – and they don't know how to get them back. Well, they do, but it involves prohibited practices. Gloomy Registered Voter Numbers In February a Democrat fellow-traveler group mailed out a faulty registration mailing to 17,000 "inactives." County clerks had to clean up the mess when recipients returned these forms that had no place for a required signature. So Democrats seemed to have an advantage: outside and taxpayer money helping them. By May Day two months later, Democrats had gained 12,744, but – without outside help – Republicans had added 13,752 more active Republicans. Dems, now in third place, are behind both Republicans and "all other" voters! Ever since Obama won Colorado, it's been downhill. Democratic numbers (the blue line) declined by mid-2010. Then came a twelve month collapse. Since last summer Republican registration growth outpaced them while Independents and minor parties rebounded strongly. And Independents who stayed "active" after 2010 had delivered about 70,000 more votes to Republican ticket leader John Suthers than to Suthers' Democratic opponent. Between the '08 and '10 elections, Democrats' election participation dropped 21% – one and a half times the Republican decline. (Secretary of State and Voter Contact Services data, author's analysis.) Obamacare the Cause? DU's Seth Masket coauthored a study saying the Obamacare vote cost Democratic Congressional losses in 2010. Voters perceived Obamacare as far left-wing and Democrats as too liberal. Perhaps Obamacare also led Coloradans to avoid Democrat affiliation. Amid the overall decline, here are some particulars:

Youth Vote Gallup reported 78% of under-30 voters were highly likely to vote in 2008. Today, only 56% of young voters say they will definitely vote in 2012. Obama's lousy jobs record may not be why young voters have lost enthusiasm. Before 9-11 Colorado's young voter turnout ranged from 28% to 31% (Census data). Young voters' opposition to the Iraq war jumped their turnout to 44% and 46% in '04 and '08, making them 10% of all voters. Just 22% of young Coloradans voted in 2010. There is no "anti-war boost" among these voters this year. If young voters shrink from 10% to 8%, that would cut Obama's Colorado numbers. Ski Counties and Affluent Voters Ski counties shifted more strongly to the Democratic side from 2004 through 2008 than either before or since. These counties have many high income voters who once voted on liberal wedge issues. In 2012, however, ski county voters may vote on the economic fundamentals, as they seemed to do in 2010 – which would hurt Obama. If well-off Coloradans


matched this pattern statewide, Obama would suffer. Hispanic Voters Our state's Hispanic turnout, as a percent of all adult Hispanics, has tracked downward since 1996, Census reports, with two exceptions – 2006 and 2008. In 2010 registered Hispanics fell 6% below 2006, a trend which, if maintained, would mean Obama would lose thousands of votes. If the trend accelerates, as it could given our sour economy? Wow. These crucial demographics face

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lower turnout by Democratic constituencies and votes shifting toward Romney.

Alone, they wouldn't push Colorado into the Republican camp – but Colorado would have a neck-and-neck race as April's Purple Poll reported. Scandalous Solutions? So far no tactic they've tried has worked for Obama and Colorado's Dems. But past Democratic performance suggests how they might improve future results: After 2004, Colorado's Dems and fellow-travelers used old fashioned methods to boost their registration. Our state's vote integrity suffered back then from Acorn operatives who falsified voter registrations in Colorado Springs. There's proof of past coordination. Obama was Acorn's lawyer and his 2008 campaign paid Acorn for campaign work. Those are the facts. Given this history, they must avoid similar behavior … or at least talk like they intend to. The "talk" part has started. At a weekend vote registration seminar, Obama's operative told participants "Strive for perfection" when registering voters. Is it just verbal camouflage? Sadly, Chicago-style politics are Obama's pattern as we see, again, with his 2012 campaign's refusal to prevent illegal campaign contributions. And Colorado's Democratic state legislators repeatedly killed clean election bills, so our weak laws continue to offer concealment for fraudulent vote efforts.















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Smaller government Less onerous rules and regulations Less government control over your life Less government spending & lower tax rates Pro-business policies Gun rights & strong national defense Private health care choices Equality of opportunity Personal responsibility Conservative Individual rights and justice-based The U.S. debt is due to a spending problem


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