Jan
09
2014

Gov. John Hickenlooper (D, Colorado) pretends his job-killing 2013 policies… never happened.

Well now.

Governor John Hickenlooper played fast and loose with jobs numbers during his State of the State address today.  In one of the key sound bites of his speech, so critical that he also tweeted it out, Hickenlooper touted that Colorado had gone from being 40th in the country for job growth in 2010, to 4th now.

Hickenlooper must want to forget everything about 2013 (why didn’t he tout any of his big accomplishments from 2013?) because Colorado was 4th in the country for job growth in 2012.  But for 2013 (you know that entire year Democrats spent passing the most liberal, progressive agenda in Colorado legislative history), instead of looking to make Colorado’s economy stronger, the state has now dropped down to 10th.

I imagine that many, many Democrats would like to pretend that 2013 never happened, particularly those parts where the signature policy initiative (Obamacare) of the Democratic party fell over on the launch pad, exploded, and took out a convention of kittens. Alas, while you are always entitled to your own opinions, you are not entitled to your own facts. 2013 happened.  Deal with it, Hickenlooper.

Or not, if he’d rather.  It’d certainly make the Colorado Republican party’s job a lot easier if Gov. Hickenlooper continued to hide in a corner in a fetal position…

Via


Moe Lane (crosspost)

11 Comments

  • midwestconservative says:

    Just as long as Tancredo doesn’t get the nomination.

    • acat says:

      If the CO GOP *and* the CO “independents” haven’t figured out Tancredo’s a joke by now …
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      Mew

      • nighttwister says:

        It’s more complicated than that.

        • acat says:

          No. It really isn’t.
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          Tancredo cannot get to 50%, therefore Tancredo is a joke.
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          This does not preclude other joke candidates getting in, but it does mean anyone seriously backing Tancredo is a fool.
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          Mew

          • nighttwister says:

            Actually, it really is. Tancredo can’t get 50%, but he will always get 40%. Yeah, we have that many idiots here. It’s an interesting mix of supporters that can’t ever agree on anything else, so it continues to make me wonder how this continues to happen.

          • acat says:

            Actually .. it is.
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            If the candidate cannot win the general, then nominating him in the primary is a fools’ errand.
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            The percentages just show how big a hill you and the rest of the sane folks in Colorado have to climb.
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            Mew
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            p.s. Does Colorado have run-offs if nobody reaches 50% in the general? If so, then Tancredo couldn’t win, even if the Dems split the vote.

  • BigGator5 says:

    Another “proud member of the reality-based community”.

  • nighttwister says:

    Well, we were FIRST in overall government job growth. That’s something, I guess.

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