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Reminds me of a story a few years back --well before the wee weed revolution and Trump-- (I wish I could find it again) about a town in Colorado that deliberately voted in the nutty libertarian Republican who'd been dogging the Dem mayor for years. Dude was LOADED. That was his credential. They all were so cocky. &#!@$ got so bad in town by the time they could vote 'im out, everyone had PTSD. The lesson the town learned made their hard knocks newsworthy.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Mon Mar 25th, 2019 at 10:29:42 PM EST
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Colorado Springs?

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Tue Mar 26th, 2019 at 12:57:34 AM EST
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Thanks for that. 2011 - 2015. No Dem incumbent: I sit corrected. Told y'all I wasn't fluent in psycho.
Bach had made a campaign promise to serve only one term. But the promise wasn't necessary--by 2015, he, along with everyone else, knew the then-71-year-old's chances for reelection were close to zero.
alrighty then. 4 years in the wilderness.

The case for NO extension is made. Some people truly have to learn the hard way.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue Mar 26th, 2019 at 03:47:29 PM EST
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Yep. Although a big part of what happened subsequently was that the population overflow from Denver, 100 km to the north, started pushing housing prices in Colorado Springs through the ceiling. It's still the political  equivalent of Orange County, CA.
by asdf on Tue Mar 26th, 2019 at 01:26:42 AM EST
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Half of Colorado Springs DOES have PTSD, acquired the hard way - in the military - well not half, but a lot.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sun Mar 31st, 2019 at 04:18:32 AM EST
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