John Elway as our next Governor.

Bill Mottram, Colorado Conservative and Blog Admin

Now that the presidential election is over, interest now turns to the 2018 Governor’s race. As in 2008 and 2012 John Elway’s name has surfaced as a potential Republican candidate. Nothing that I am aware of has signaled his interest. However, if there is any truth in the rumor that he is pursuing an acquisition of the Broncos it is unlikely that he would be a governorial candidate. But the thought is intriguing, particularly to those of us who would like to see the Colorado become a red state once again.

The following article on the subject expressed my thoughts appeared in Sundays Colorado Springs Gazette, Point and Counterpoint column

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‘False news’ is worse than ‘fake news,’ but we can handle the truth

Daniel Cole,  Principal of Cole Communications. 

Originally published in the Colorado Springs Gazette. December 11, 2016     Readers can follow Cole on Twitter @DanielJWCole.

Sometimes, political news needs a disclaimer: “Any resemblance to actual events is purely coincidental.” Now the purveyors of false news in establishment media are warning America against what they call “fake news” on the internet.

“Fake news” refers to false articles published in service of some nefarious agenda – usually, in order to discredit conservatives who believe and share them online. A year ago, long before I ever heard the expression “fake news,” I saw a headline on Facebook: the Supreme Court had issued a warrant for President Barack Obama’s arrest. It’s hard to imagine anyone believing that story, but one of my Facebook friends did.

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Hillary Clinton supporters need to quit whining about the Electoral College

James E. Campbell :UB Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University at Buffalo, SUNY, and the author of “Polarized: Making Sense of a Divided America”.

Originally Published in MarketWatch : Dec 19, 2016

The Founding Fathers got it right, and California is proof

Hillary Clinton supporters are shellshocked as election results came in. Shocked and appalled by the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency, some supporters of Hillary Clinton have turned to minimizing and even delegitimizing Trump’s election. In an era of severe political polarization, in an election with two candidates seen from the outset in highly unfavorable terms, after the most brutal campaign in modern history, and with an outcome that astonished just about everyone, these reactions are understandable, but wrong.

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Russians Tried but Failed to Hack the RNC.

Bill Mottram, Colorado Conservative and Blog Admin

The Wall Street Journal reported today that the RNC was the subject of hacking attacks by the Russians. However the RNC security screen blocked these attempts. The one exception was an email account belonging to a long departed RNC staffer.

The revelation of the DNC hack caused the RNC officials to be concerned that they had suffered the same fate. However following an analysis by a private security company and the FBI it was discovered that the RNC security filters had blocked malicious emails of the type that had infected the DNC.

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The Hypocrisy of the Democrats is beyond Astounding.

Bill Mottram, Colorado Conservative and Blog Admin

Do not get me wrong, I am totally against hacking and believe that the perpetrators should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law or other retalitory remedy applied if it is proven to be an identified foreign government.

However, as I listen to the ranting from the progressives about the how the Trump camp is “too close” to Russia and the allegations of Russia’s attempts to interfere with our elections, I sit back in wonderment at their shameless hypocrisy.

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Trump’s vote count increases as Wisconsin Recount Vote Completed

Bill Mottram, Colorado Conservative and Blog Admin

As reported in the Wisconsin State Journal the recount in Wisconsin is finally over.

Although the results have not yet been published on the official Wisconsin elections site the Journal has reported that with all the county tallies now completed the Trump vote count increased by 162. The net change in the total vote count was 1769 or o.o6% of the total.

This confirms the integrity of the Wisconsin election and eliminates any concers or suspicion that there was any “hacking” or other nefarious actions that could have impacted the election outcome.

Liberals escaping to Canada!

Posted by: Bill Mottram, Colorado Conservative and Blog Admin
Author: Unknown

The flood of Trump-fearing American liberals sneaking across the border into Canada has intensified in the past weeks. The Republican presidential election is prompting an exodus among left-leaning Americans who fear they’ll soon be required to hunt, pray, pay taxes, and live according to the Constitution.

Canadian border residents say it’s not uncommon to see dozens of sociology professors, liberal arts majors, global-warming activists, and “green” energy proponents crossing their fields at night.

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Status #4, Day  9 of the Wisconsin Election Recount

Bill Mottram, Colorado Conservative and Blog Admin

I am taking a different approach with this summary report. I have simply copied the official summary as of Day 9 of the recount and posted directly onto the blog.  As they become available I will try to post in a timely manner.The intent is to follow this format on any future updates.

The key metric is that Clinton leads Trump by 49 votes. 

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The Man in the Arena.

Bill Mottram, Colorado Conservative and Blog Admin.

It is difficult these days to avoid listening to political commentators on the numerous cable and network stations expound on their perceptions and “measurement” of Trump’s pre and post election performance.  While there are some thoughtful and insightful commentators, seasoned by relevant and pragmatic experience, unfortunately that description does not belong to the majority.

This morning as I listened to a couple of particularly shallow commentators and was reminded of a passage from a speech give by Teddy Roosevelt, at the Sorbonne on April 23, 1910. The speech is titled “Citizenship In A Republic”. How appropriate for today’s environment.

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man

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