Letters to the Editor

Oil and gas supports Colorado jobs and our economy

Dear Editor, 

The Administration’s proposal to eliminate the ‘dual capacity’ rule for American energy firms is the wrong path during this economic downturn. Its elimination would effectively double-tax our domestic oil and natural gas producers on foreign income earned. The top ten energy companies are state-owned companies from China, Iran, Venezuela, Libya, Algeria, and Russia and this double income tax proposal puts us at a competitive disadvantage against these state-run competitors to secure energy sources. 

We’ll soon be represented by elected officials, not vacancy committee appointees

Dear Editor,

We couldn’t be prouder of the way all of these Democratic candidates and their teams pounded the pavement and promoted a historic turnout. This is the effort it takes to win in November.

Both the U.S. Senate and the state Senate races created difficult choices for the Democrats of Larimer County. I want to congratulate all these candidates and all our Larimer County Democratic Party members for voting their democratic ideals.

Benson and Brown are the GOP’s only hope in Governor’s race

Dear Editor,

While I have sometimes admired Tom Tancredo for standing up for what he politically believes in, I rarely have agreed with his conclusions. But in Colorado governor’s race he has recently challenged both the Republican Party primary candidates, Scott McInnis and Dan Maes to drop out of the race after the August 10 primary if they are tailing the Democratic challenger John Hickenlooper.

Prime lessons from the primary election

Dear Editor,

The Colorado Primary Election brought several lessons to the fore. Here are some of them.

OBAMA RULES. The President fought hard for the election of Senator Michael Bennet and was a major factor in Bennet’s victory. Bill Clinton aided Andrew Romanoff at a fraction of the level compared to Obama. Going all-out, as Obama did, made a difference.

Scott McInnis may be most divisive candidate in state history

July 19, 2010

Dear Editor,

In April of 2009, Scott McInnis sent a letter to the Republican faithful, wanting to know what he could do to unite the Republican Party. I sent the attached response. To date I have not heard back from Scott, or his campaign.

On February 24, 2010, Gary Roahrig from the McInnis campaign contacted me, asking my support of Scott. I explained to him that I would like a response to my previous letter. Gary assured me that I would be contacted shortly. As of this date, nothing!!!

Making a mistake does not automatically involve one’s integrity

Dear Editor,

I appreciate Shirley Seitz’s efforts to defend Bob Beauprez’s integrity (Statesman, 6/30/10) but, if she reviews my column carefully, she will see nothing was said to impugn Bob’s integrity. The objective point of the column was the Democratic nominees for Governor in 2006 and now 2010 both benefitted tremendously from mistakes made in the gubernatorial campaigns of their Republican opponents.  

Statesman coverage of GOP dinner was well-done

Dear Editor,

I just finished Leslie Jorgensen’s wonderfully accurate piece on the GOP Lincoln Day Dinner benefiting Arapahoe and Denver Republican organizations. I am a Republican precinct leader in Arapahoe County and was in the audience.

When are Republicans going to get serious on issues?

Dear Editor,

I’ve been back in Connecticut, at the bedside of a beloved son dying of cancer, who was refused marijuana to improve his appetite and chances of a more peaceful death.

We take offense at being lumped into the same category as ProgressNow.com and other ‘gotcha’ sites

Dear Editor, 

I was disappointed to see our site, www.whosaidyousaid.com, referred to in such a negative way in The Statesman, Volume 111, July 23, 2010. To refer to it as “GOP gotcha” without attributing the quote is a misrepresentation of our purpose. We don’t practice “gotcha politics” or “burnalism” as some of the groups you cited may.