• Join the NSRF (North Suburban Republican Forum) this Saturday morning, February 9th from 9:00am-1100am for our next meeting.

    We meet at Amazing Grace Community Church in Thornton and our speaker will be former HD-30 representative JoAnn Windholz.

    She was elected Chair of the Adams County Republicans after serving as Vice-Chair.  She will discuss all things political in the Denver metro area and Colorado and she will also answer your questions.

    With President Trump is delivering his State of the Union Tuesday night, we’ll also touch on this.

    This will be a very informative meeting with lots of back and forth so don’t miss it!

    Admission is $5 and includes a continental breakfast and drink.

    Amazing Grace Community Church is 541 E 99th Place in Thornton

  • Bill to link Colo.’s presidential choice to national vote heading to Senate floor

    • Jan 24, 2019

    JakeOlimb / iStock

    A bill that would pledge all of Colorado’s nine electoral votes in presidential elections to the candidate who wins the national popular vote passed a state Senate committee Wednesday, sending it to the Senate floor for a vote.

    Scores of professors, activists, lobbyists, and citizens filled the committee’s room, the nearby hallway, and a spillover room to hear the debate. Among them: newly elected Secretary of State Jena Griswold.

    The bill is a partisan issue, some say, a rebuke of Donald Trump’s election in 2016. And many warned of unintended consequences, deepening fractures in an already-divided country. Read more …

  • Effort launched to repeal Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights; possible ballot issue before the Title Board

    The Title Board is the first step in putting a citizen-initiated question before voters.

    TABOR is a constitutional amendment that was passed by voters in 1992 that requires voter approval to increase taxes or take on new debt.  It also limits the growth of a portion of the state budget to a formula of population growth plus inflation. It has been a controversial topic since its inception, and it’s been debated in the courts numerous times.

    Many Democrats say it is a threat to Colorado’s education, transportation and health care funding, while Republicans counter that it is what has allowed the Colorado economy to prosper, as well as allowing Colorado to more easily weather economic downturns than states that lack taxpayer protections such as TABOR.

    Many attempts to repeal or tweak portions of the amendment have come before the Title Board. This is the first time, however, that anyone can recall where a full repeal of the amendment has been proposed.

    Read more …

  • Monday, December 17, 2018

    It’s time for the Colorado GOP to regroup and move forward; here’s a four-point plan

    • Sherrie Gibson

    As the dust settles and hordes of strategists offer their opinions about where the Republican Party needs to go from election night forward, here is a decidedly different viewpoint.

    Many proposed solutions have been bandied about, from dumping Trump to trying to connect to the broader electorate through more compassionate messaging.

    Welcome to 2018.

    The need for the GOP to look at their messaging has been a recommendation for years, so it is more than amusing to see some folks trip over their own insouciant behavior to breathlessly espouse the benefits of connecting with the heart of the electorate. What has been lacking is the will to believe that messaging is an area in which anyone other than the candidates should be participating.

    Then there’s the president; to dump President Trump would be an error. Turning our back on the nomination of two conservative Supreme Court Justices and the reams of regulation already repealed would be a critical mistake, one the base would surely make any Republican candidate pay dearly for. There is an appropriate way to be supportive of the president, and that is to stand on the policies that are positively impacting the lives of every Coloradan.

    Republicans need to take an all-of-the-above approach and do these four things:

    1) Rebuild the infrastructure. Give disaffected voters a reason to come back and inspire a vision for the future. Voters will not buy into the negative proclamations of rabid government overreach. Read more …

  • Americans Turned to Trump to Roll Back the Progressive Tide

    To understand his appeal, look at the excesses of liberals in recent years. He’s a wall against the wave.

    President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Cleveland, Nov. 5.
    President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Cleveland, Nov. 5. PHOTO: JIM WATSON/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES

    At lunch the other day, a friend and strong anti-Trumper wondered aloud what brought all those thousands of people out to Donald Trump’s rallies. “After all,” he said “they’re pretty much the same show.” Mr. Trump on stage, in his usual bragging mode, attacking the press, settling scores with people he feels have betrayed him, while the audience in their red hats applaud uproariously, yelling approval for 90 or so minutes. “What’s the attraction? I don’t get it.”

    Not a bad question, really. As I thought it over, it occurred to me that what genuinely excites Mr. Trump’s crowds and draws them to him is their shared antiliberalism. By liberalism I do not mean liberalism of the kind that was at the center of our fathers’ Democratic Party—which supported labor unions, civil liberties, racial integration, involvement in international affairs. I refer to the liberalism now metamorphisized into progressivism, at the heart of the thinking of such Democrats as Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and others.

    Read more …

  • INTERVIEW: Jared Polis on energy, death penalty, TABOR and more

    Author: Next with Kyle Clark, 9News – November 9, 2018 –

    Colorado Gov.-elect Jared Polis is interviewed Nov. 7 on “Next with Kyle Clark.” (KUSA-9News, Denver)

    Shortly after he was elected governor of Colorado, Jared Polis sat down with 9News anchor Kyle Clark to discuss his historic victory and his plans.

    During a 10-minute conversation, which aired Nov. 7 on 9News’ “Next with Kyle Clark,” the Democrat weighed in on oil and gas regulation, the death penalty, TABOR and taxes, and on being America’s first openly gay candidate to be elected governor.

    Here’s a transcript of Clark’s interview with Polis. And watch the full interview below.

    Kyle Clark: Governor Elect Jared Polis, congratulations. Welcome back to “Next.”

    Jared Polis: Thank you, Kyle. Pleasure to be here.


    Clark:
     Colorado voters gave Democrats sweeping control of state government last night, yet they also rejected two statewide tax increases and rejected increased restrictions on oil and gas drilling. What’s your takeaway from all that together?


    Polis:
     Well, look, it’s an opportunity for Democrats to show that Democrats can govern. I think what’s important for me as the governor elect will be to work to be a governor for the whole state. It doesn’t matter whether you voted for me or not, and I’m going to do my best every day to represent not just the different people of different parties and persuasions, but also we have a very diverse state geographically, and I plan to be a governor for Grand Junction and Pueblo and Sterling just as I am for Boulder and in Colorado Springs. So, it’s a great state. Read more …

  • We’ll analyze the results of how Colorado voted at the local, state, and federal level and discuss the ramifications.

    Please join us to discuss current Colorado political issues from The Right Side this Saturday morning, November 10th.

    The NSRF meets on the second Saturday of every month from 9:00 am-11:00 am at Amazing Grace Church, 541 E. 99th Place in Thornton. Use the north door to enter. Admission is $5 per person. Coffee, orange juice, bottled water, fruit, & pastries are included with your admission.

    To receive our monthly newsletter, send an email with the word “subscribe” in the subject line to: info@northsuburbanrepublicanforum.com .

    Democrats recapture Colorado Senate, now hold complete power at Capitol.
    https://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2018/11/06/colorado-senate-democrat-control.html?ana=e_me_set1&s=newsletter&ed=2018-11-07&u=ewaw5QTZsfAZ0BN1ha0knw0d36a24e&t=1541604498&j=84882061

    Voters reject oil well setbacks as Colorado’s Proposition 112 defeated.
    https://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2018/11/06/colorado-prop-112-defeated.html?ana=e_me_set1&s=newsletter&ed=2018-11-07&u=ewaw5QTZsfAZ0BN1ha0knw0d36a24e&t=1541604485&j=84882061

    contest name choice name party name total votes percent of votes registered voters ballots cast
    Representative to the 116th United States Congress – District 4 ( 1) Karen McCormick DEM 678 23.25 5384 2973
    Representative to the 116th United States Congress – District 4 ( 1) Ken Buck REP 2238 76.75 5384 2973
    Representative to the 116th United States Congress – District 6 ( 1) Mike Coffman REP 17232 48.02 70351 36426
    Representative to the 116th United States Congress – District 6 ( 1) Jason Crow DEM 17317 48.26 70351 36426
    Representative to the 116th United States Congress – District 6 ( 1) Kat Martin LBR 636 1.77 70351 36426
    Representative to the 116th United States Congress – District 6 ( 1) Dan Chapin UAF 700 1.95 70351 36426
    Representative to the 116th United States Congress – District 7 ( 1) Ed Perlmutter DEM 56439 59.34 204348 96929
    Representative to the 116th United States Congress – District 7 ( 1) Mark Barrington REP 34813 36.6 204348 96929
    Representative to the 116th United States Congress – District 7 ( 1) Jennifer Nackerud LBR 3866 4.06 204348 96929 Read more …

  • An amazing letter from a fellow American – former Adams County Commissioner Alice Nichol on her decision to Walk Away.

    #walkawaycampaign

  •  
    Update: Adams County Ballots

    10/23/2018

    You may have heard that some Adams County ballots were delayed in delivery. Those ballots are the #1 priority for this office and as of this afternoon are in the hands of the USPS.

    We know there has been some misinformation out there, so we’d like to take a moment to explain what happened.

    On Oct. 15, our print vendor delivered Adams County ballots to the General Mail Facility. About 61,000 of those—including Clerk Stan Martin’s—did not make it into the mail stream and were returned to a secure location.

    Once we were made aware that some voters weren’t receiving ballots, we worked with our partners at the printer and USPS and located the ballots.

    As previously mentioned, those ballots are now in USPS hands to be processed this evening for delivery to voters over the next few days.

    Here are the zip codes that were most affected:

    80241
    80601
    80602
    80640
    80011

    For a complete list of zip codes affected, click here.

    The 61,000 ballots included a variety of political parties. Here’s what that breakdown looks like:

    Numbers are approximate.

    Democratic: 19,000
    Republican: 17,000
    Unaffiliated: 24,000
    Minor Party: 1,000

    These ratios are consistent with party affiliation percentages throughout Adams County.

     

    https://www.adamsvotes.com/press-releases/update-adams-county-ballots/?fbclid=IwAR2rMhwHPIqgUeL040qGCkSg0gBFF9JgnT5hdlJhWVuRfhGdgOk8YvqrJ70

     

  • Admin’s note: Vote NO on 73. It’s not “for the kids” as supporters of this TAX INCREASE say. This ballot question is a liberals spending dream and an end run around TABOR. Education already gets a funding increase every year since Amendment 23 passed in 2000. It’s too bad that student’s achievement results didn’t rise. More money does not equal better outcomes. TABOR will survive this misguided attempt.

    Ballot initiative seeks to increase taxes by $1.6 billion; could end Colorado’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights

    A controversial ballot initiative would raise taxes on Coloradans by $1.6 billion to increase funding for public schools if approved. Opponents argue it also would make the constitutionally protected Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) impotent.

    Amendment 73, the Establish Income Tax Brackets and Raise Taxes for Education Initiative, seeks to amend the state constitution to replace Colorado’s flat rate income tax with a progressive income tax. Individuals earning more than $150,000 would be taxed more and the corporate income tax rate would increase. The revenue collected from the tax hikes would go into a newly created Quality Public Education Fund.

    The state constitution requires a 55 percent supermajority vote for the initiative to become law.

    “‘Take your success elsewhere’ should be the signs erected if Colorado approves Amendment 73,” Penn Pfiffner, former state legislator and chairman of the board of the TABOR Foundation, told Watchdog.org. “The Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights properly treats everyone equally, requiring the same income tax rate be applied to everyone. Currently, if you make more money, you pay more, but only at the rate that everyone else pays. This proposal would change that, bringing an attitude that the upper middle class and wealthy should be attacked and made to pay increasing amounts. It is the worst concept in raising taxes.”

    A group of opponents of the measure launched a “Blank Check. Blatant Deception. Vote No on 73,” campaign, arguing the ballot language is deceptive. It tried to have the question removed after the required deadline and Colorado’s secretary of state rejected its complaint. Read more …

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