Tulsi Gabbard: “Why I’m Leaving The Democratic Party”

Tulsi Gabbard: “Why I’m Leaving The Democratic Party”

Tulsi Gabbard, former Representative, presidential candidate and 20-year Democrat explains “Why I’m leaving the Democratic Party”.

I love our country. Our God-given rights of freedom, life, and liberty enshrined in our Constitution and Bill of Rights are my

inspiration. I answered the call to duty and took an oath, dedicating my life to supporting and defending those freedoms,

both in uniform and in public office.

I can no longer remain in today’s Democratic Party that is now under the complete control of an elitist cabal of warmongers

driven by cowardly wokeness, who divide us by racializing every issue and stoke anti-white racism, actively work to

undermine our God-given freedoms enshrined in our Constitution, are hostile to people of faith and spirituality, demonize

the police and protect criminals at the expense of law-abiding Americans, believe in open borders, weaponize the national

security state to go after political opponents, and above all, are dragging us ever closer to nuclear war.

Here are some of the main reasons I’m leaving the Democratic Party, in brief.

The pro-war Democratic Party has led us to the brink of nuclear war. The party is led by warmongers who are firmly in

the grips of the military industrial complex, and don’t know or care about the cost of war, or who pays the price. President

Biden and Democratic Party elite have pushed us to the precipice of nuclear war, risking starting WWIII and destroying the

world as we know it. To protect our loved ones, our children, our world, I’m calling upon the American people to join me in

standing up to these cowardly politicians now.

Today’s Democratic Party rejects the rule of law. The people’s trust in the rule of law is the foundation for democracy. By

weaponizing the security state and Federal law enforcement for their own partisan political ambitions, Democrat leaders

are undermining the rule of law and turning our democracy into a Banana Republic. Across the country, Democrat

politicians call for defunding the police, enacting laws that favor criminal’s rights over those of everyday Americans, and

so-called progressive DA’s let violent criminals out of jail, refusing to charge them. It should come as no surprise that crime

and murder rates are rapidly increasing.

Today’s Democratic Party and the Biden DOJ and Department of Homeland Security has focused their newly formed

Domestic Terror Unit to target parents who are vocally standing in opposition to radical curriculums and explicit sexual

content being taught to young children in our public schools – labeling parents as “terrorists” for showing up at school

board meetings and demanding change.

Today’s Democratic Party does not believe in our constitutionally protected right to free speech. Fostering diversity of

thought and freedom of expression is the foundation of any flourishing democracy. Democratic Party leaders don’t agree.

They are led by fanatical ideologues who pose a threat to our democracy because they don’t believe in freedom — freedom

of speech, freedom of thought, freedom of religion. The Biden Administration even tried launching their own “Ministry of

Truth” to control what information we are allowed to read, hear, and say. How can a political party that is opposed to

freedom be trusted with our democracy? They can’t be.

Today’s Democratic Party does not believe in our constitutionally protected right to freedom of religion. The Constitution

recognizes that our freedom comes from God — not governments. Unfortunately, Democratic Party leaders reject this truth

and are hostile toward people of faith and spirituality, and actively undermine our religious freedom.

Today’s Democratic Party does not believe in our constitutionally protected right to bear arms. Our founders passed the

Second Amendment out of a recognition that every one of us has a right to defend ourselves and our loved ones, and to

serve as a check on a tyrannical government seeking to take away our God-given freedoms.

Today’s Democratic Party stands with giving ‘Big Brother’ more power and control over our lives.

Today’s Democratic Party racializes everything and blatantly foments anti-white racism. The Democratic machine has

betrayed Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream of a nation where we are judged based on the content of our character rather than

the color of our skin.

Today’s Democratic Party is undermining families. Families are the bedrock of civilization. Today’s Democratic Party does

not recognize this truth and the importance of the central foundational role that families play in our society and civilization.

They want to strip away the rights of parents to raise their kids.

I believe in a government that is of the people, by the people, and for the people. Unfortunately, today’s Democratic Party

does not. Instead, it stands for a government of, by, and for the powerful elite.

So today, I’m calling on my fellow common sense independent-minded Democrats to join me in leaving the Democratic


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Routt GOP: Voters can restore balance in local, state, federal politics on Nov. 8

Routt GOP: Voters can restore balance in local, state, federal politics on Nov. 8

This election year is an opportunity for Routt County voters to vote for balance and make significant course corrections away from the direction Democrats have taken our county, Colorado and America. Our governments at every level need fresh ideas that will restore balance, reason and common sense. Today, seven out of 10 likely voters believe America is heading in the wrong direction.

Democrats know they’re in trouble and they’re doing everything they can to distract voters from their record. In Colorado, Democrat smear merchants are propagating outright lies about Republican candidates and highlighting the abortion issue to avoid discussing the real problems most voters want solved.

The truth is, our neighbors are most concerned about runaway inflation, burgeoning crime, the fentanyl crisis, and the quality of public education, according to recent polling. Democrats like Rep. Dylan Roberts have played a significant role in exacerbating these problems because the Colorado state house and senate lack balance.

Rep. Roberts supported HB22-1326, the Fentanyl Accountability and Prevention bill, that simply adjusted the amount of illegal doses of fentanyl and did nothing to curb trafficking and prevent overdoses. Representative Roberts also supported SB-217, the Police Integrity Transparency and Accountability Act, which mandated onerous reporting processes that took police resources off the street. He also supported HB22-1362, Building Greenhouse Gas Emissions, which will require building code changes to comply with “green energy” mandates. According to the Common Sense Institute, these mandates will add about $42,000 to building costs for each new home in Colorado, making housing less affordable.

Like Dylan Roberts, Meghan Lukens lacks balance by supporting the Denver-Boulder “progressive” agenda. She is already having to backtrack from her record as a Boulder County Democratic Party vice chair. In this position, Ms. Lukens was responsible for advocating and fundraising for Democrat interests including Proposition 114 and the reintroduction of wolves. Although she claims to not have voted for the measure, she didn’t speak out against it and instead enabled its passage through her advocacy. Boulder county overwhelmingly voted to reintroduce wolves to the Western Slope. In order to cover up other political inconveniences, Ms. Lukens recently removed two videos from YouTube where she promotes the virtues of Critical Race Theory in public schools. Clearly, she now believes Marxist-based theories like CRT are not a popular sell to the voters of Routt County and the Western Slope.

County commissioner candidate Sonja Macys wishes to continue the legacy of one-party Democrat leadership on Routt County’s Board of Commissioners. During her time as a Steamboat Springs City Council member, she never met a tax increase or fee she couldn’t support. Ms. Macys’ approach to every problem is more tax and spend initiatives. For example, she believes a $100 million extension of the core trail would help address regional transportation and by extension affordable housing. These are the same approaches that continue to inhibit responsible growth and economic prosperity in Routt County. Ms. Macys’ approach to solving these problems is more bureaucracy using other people’s money. Her approach also includes the implementation of the Climate Action Plan, a boiler-plate document which has never undergone a cost-benefit analysis. The impact of incomplete climate action plans on lives and on the economy is becoming well demonstrated in Europe as millions of people fight to afford their homes let alone heat them and keep the lights on.

Democrat leadership and policies at the federal, state and local level have exacerbated inflation by thoughtlessly pouring more and more money into an already overheated economy that has a limited supply of goods and services. Their soft-on-crime policies have made our communities more dangerous and less productive. Democrat public education policies have stolen from our children and degraded the quality of public education by putting union interests before those of parents and children.

Democrats own these problems. The Democrat Party is the majority party in both houses of Congress and in the executive office at the federal and state level. Now, it’s time to bring balance, reason and common sense back to our federal, state and local governments. Our Republican candidates will listen to Routt County residents and truly represent their interests and values. They will bring new ideas to the table and build bridges to unite our communities and deliver meaningful change to the direction of our country, state, and county. We can no longer afford one party rule in Routt County, Colorado and America. Let’s bring balance and meaningful change by voting for the Republican Party on Nov. 8.

This column was provided by the Routt County Republican Central Committee.

PUBLISHED SOURCE: Steamboat Pilot & Today

Letter: House race isn’t a competition on who has lived here the longest

Letter: House race isn’t a competition on who has lived here the longest

In my short time of just over four years living in Routt County, I have come to truly love and value this rural area. I have had the opportunity to meet and speak candidly with Savannah Wolfson. It is important that our representation for District 26 also understands the challenges and mirrors with support. To completely understand the challenges and expenses of buying groceries, gas, housing, raising children and having livestock. 

This candidate race is not a competition on who has lived here the longest, but rather who fully understands all the obstacles of a rural community. I want a candidate that experiences the same cringe my family and I experience when paying for gas, housing and utility bills, and groceries. It is not easy to live in a rural area as costs keep rising and policies go against ranching communities—i.e. wolf reintroduction. Honesty seems to be a dying attribute, but I am confident Savannah Wolfson is honest and genuinely interested in supporting our district. 

Voting in elections is our civic duty. With the upcoming elections on November 8, 2022 quickly approaching, please vet the candidates that are running—don’t just vote for a candidate because of their affiliation. It is very important to have a candidate that reflects the values of their constituents and will properly represent and be the voice of District 26. Savannah Wolfson is just that candidate! 

S. Brett Ferrier – Hayden, CO

PUBLISHED SOURCE: Steamboat Pilot & Today

Routt GOP: Making progress on housing crisis requires good policy

Routt GOP: Making progress on housing crisis requires good policy

Housing has been a challenge here in the Yampa Valley since the late 1970s. Perhaps because we live in such a beautiful and desirable county, it may always be an issue.

But just because the goal seems insurmountable, it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t strive to help our community. Think of the old-fashioned barn raising where neighbors gathered to help each other build something.

There are several housing programs that align with Republican values, specifically those involving either self-help or private sector development and partnerships.

Eighteen families funded by the USDA, along with the former nonprofit Regional Affordable Living Foundation, built homes in Steamboat Springs, Hayden and Oak Creek. This group build concept is alive and well throughout the U.S.

Another “self-help” model is the internationally known Habitat for Humanity, which built 10 homes and duplexes here in Steamboat Springs from 2000 through 2010. Community volunteers pounded nails and hung drywall alongside future homeowners.

Another successful program that Routt County has utilized is the Low Income Housing Tax Credit, or LIHTC. This highly competitive program, created under the Reagan administration has recently funded the 48 unit Reserves apartments, the 72 unit Alpenglow and the 90 unit Anglers 400. By offering tax credits to the private sector via a public market, The Yampa Valley Housing Authority has partnered with a private developer to build and manage these income restricted units.

Four years ago, voters in Steamboat Springs were given the opportunity to tax themselves 1 mil for a 10-year time frame to support the Housing Authority plan, in accordance with TABOR rules. The voters overwhelmingly voted in support of this tax.

The Brown Ranch is being developed with the vision of the West Steamboat Area Plan and the new Routt County Master Plan. Housing and transportation go hand in hand as both issues need solutions.

Food and shelter are basic human needs. To ensure the people who represent the essential core of Routt County, our teachers, firefighters, other first responders, nurses and service industry employees should have the option to live in the communities where they work.

There is one candidate who has been working on these problems the better part of her professional and volunteer career scanning almost 50 years. Elect Kathi Meyer, candidate for Routt County commissioner, and she will make sure that Routt County, working collaboratively with its municipalities, continues to make progress on its housing challenges.

Routt County Republican Central Committee

PUBLISHED SOURCE: Steamboat Pilot & Today

Letter: Wolfson will work to ease child care crisis in rural Colorado

Letter: Wolfson will work to ease child care crisis in rural Colorado

I was a licensed home child care provider for 30 years. On Aug. 31, I closed my facility. In those 30 years in a job I very much favored, I never had a politician reach out asking about my concerns, hopes and fears for the future of child care in our county — until Savannah Wolfson.

She not only reached out, but she visited my facility to learn about what is required of a quality licensed home. I also know I wasn’t the only provider that she went to see to gather information. Her eagerness to find out what day-to-day operations look like, the obstacles that providers face and to listen to reasons to why we have this child care crisis.

Savannah Wolfson is approachable, knowledgeable, believes in accountability and is willing to work to be a problem-solver, not a maker of problems. She believes and will stand up for us in rural Colorado.

I encourage you to vote for Savannah Wolfson House District 26. She will be the voice for rural Colorado.

Donna Starbuck

PUBLISHED SOURCE: Steamboat Pilot & Today

Heidi Ganahl Calls Polis’ Reversal on Auto Theft “Embarrassing”

Greenwood Village, CO — Crime is a crisis in Colorado and Jared Polis continues to show an inability to deal with it. Two months before the election, he is asking for the law HE signed, SB21-271, that has fueled our auto theft problem to be reversed.

Polis sent a letter (linked here)  to the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice asking them to reverse the sentencing change for auto theft in the Misdemeanor Reform Bill (SB21-271), which made it a mere misdemeanor to steal a car worth $2,000. SB21-271 led to Colorado being number one in the nation in auto thefts. Colorado Gubernatorial Nominee Heidi Ganahl is calling Polis out for his election-year antics.

“It’s embarrassing that Jared Polis would use another election year ploy to pretend he’s focused on Colorado’s crime crisis. On Polis’ watch, Colorado has become the most dangerous place to raise a kid. Polis has placed criminals ahead of victims and ignored the pleas of Coloradans to deal with the fallout from his soft-on-crime policies. Polis is responsible for Colorado’s crime crisis. From passing SB21-271 which has led to the poorest Coloradans being targeted by auto thieves, to decriminalizing fentanyl and other hard drugs, to lowering the penalty for felony murder, Polis has supported criminal activity instead of victims and their families. As Governor, I will be tough on crime from Day One,” says Ganahl.



A new study from the Common Sense Institute reiterates that Colorado continues to have the WORST auto theft problem in the nation. In the first 6 months of 2022, our motor vehicle theft rate increased by another 17.2%. Cars are being stolen from those who can least afford to have their freedom taken away, single parents who cannot get their kids to school, hard-working Coloradans who cannot get to work, and families struggling with record inflation.

You can find the 2020 letter where Polis asked for the “reform” on sentencing that led to SB21-271 here: https://cdpsdocs.state.co.us/ccjj/meetings/2020/2020-07-10_GovPolis-2020BiennialLetter_06242020.pdf

Media Contact:

Lexi Swearingen
Communications Director, Heidi for Governor
[email protected]



Denver, CO — Political outsider, successful business leader, and Republican nominee for U.S. Senate Joe O’Dea issued the following statement following the new report showing a high August inflation rate, breaking expectations.

Consumer prices including gasoline, groceries, and rents surged 8.3% in August compared to a year ago.

“Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion spending bill caused this inflation crisis, and Michael Bennet was the deciding vote,” said Joe O’Dea. “The Inflation Reduction Act won’t lower inflation. Spending trillions won’t lower inflation. One-party control of Washington, D.C. won’t lower inflation. America needs change.”

Core prices jumped 0.6% from July to August. Rent, medical care services, and new cars all grew more expensive last month. This is 6.3% higher than the previous year.

The cost of groceries climbed 0.7%, marking a total 113.5% increase over the last year — the highest since May 1979. Rent costs climbed 0.8%, up 6.7% from last year. Electricity is up 15.8% and health insurance is up 24.3%.

Congress had passed a $900 billion economic stimulus package in December 2020, after additional spending earlier in the year. Still, Joe Biden pushed Congress to pass the $1.9 trillion spending package, the American Rescue Plan. Michael Bennet applauded this decision.

Reckless spending worsened inflation, and Biden and Bennet went ahead despite warnings from economists.

Biden pressed Congress to pass another multi-trillion dollar spending package, Build Back Better. Michael Bennet, again, expressed his support for the package, putting the interests of the Democratic Party over the interests of the country.

Learn more about Joe O’Dea’s campaign here.

SOURCE: Joe O’Dea For Colorado

Heidi Ganahl Lays out Her Plan to ACTUALLY “Fix the Damn Roads”

Heidi Ganahl Lays out Her Plan to ACTUALLY “Fix the Damn Roads”

Greenwood Village, CO — Colorado has the 46th worst roads in the country. Three years ago, Jared Polis made a $5.4 billion investment in a plan he said: “would finally fix the damn roads.” In reality, that money has been diverted away from infrastructure and funded Polis’ pet energy projects. In fact, only one out of every three dollars created by SB21-260 goes to roads and bridges.

On Thursday, September 15th, the Colorado Transportation Commission will vote on an updated version of Jared Polis’ failed 10-year transportation plan. While these Polis appointed bureaucrats double down on a failed policy that has made our roads worse, Republican Gubernatorial Nominee Heidi Ganahl will lay out her $10 billion investment in roads that will actually get Coloradans to and from work safely and efficiently.

Heidi’s plan targets the roads in our state that are in the poorest condition. It actually relieves congestion by expanding roads and, in turn, gets people out of traffic and to work and home faster, therefore benefiting our environment and every part of Colorado. While Polis’ updated plan cuts paving dollars for rural Colorado in half, Heidi’s plan will fix roads all across our state.

Heidi’s plan is supported by key members of the transportation community from all four corners of our state, including Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers, who has yet to see the money to fix his city’s roads promised by Jared Polis three years ago.

Some of the key endorsers of this plan will be on hand to voice their support, including CDOT’s first female Chief Engineer, Pam Hutton.

10:00 – Republican Gubernatorial Nominee Heidi Ganahl

10:10 – Pam Hutton, Former Chief Engineer of CDOT

10:15 – Johnny Olson, Former Deputy Executive Director and Region Four (NE Colorado) Director

10:20 – Colorado State Senator Ray Scott, Senate Transportation & Energy Committee Member

10:25 – Statement of support from Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers

The speakers will be available for questions at the conclusion of remarks. Media interested in attending should RSVP to Lexi Swearingen at the contact below.

SOURCE: Heidi Ganahl For Governor

Kathi Meyer: Transportation

Kathi Meyer: Transportation

Routt County not only has a river running through it, but also a US Highway. The highway brings opportunities in facilitating connections between municipalities via car, truck or bus, but it also brings front range control of several other highways via oversight by the Colorado Department of Transportation.

When I-70 closes for fire or mudslide, Routt County sees major traffic impacts without any significant financial help or long-range alternatives.

As your Commissioner, I will work collaboratively with all affected entities for a fair and equitable solution. Doing nothing is not an option.

Kathi Meyer

One possible improvement is the formation and funding, subject to voter approval, of a Regional Transportation Authority (RTA). Improving roads, increasing bus services and even exploration of resurrecting rail service are all opportunities possible by creating an entity whose sole focus is all things transit. The one exception would be to continue to support the existing ownership and operation of the Yampa Valley Regional Airport by the County.

Last year saw the cost benefit and improved operational alternatives as a result of expanded competition. There are exciting things on the horizon with an expanded terminal and a potential new industrial park surrounding the airport. Upkeep of our Road and Bridge system is a core service of the County which demands continued focus and upkeep.

Finally, we must seek partnerships with both other public sectors partners and private development to increase bike and pedestrian connections, not just on a neighborhood basis, but on a community-wide level.

SOURCE: Kathi Meyer for County Commissioner

Kathi Meyer: Fiscal Responsibility

Kathi Meyer: Fiscal Responsibility

Early in my lending career, my mentor told me to treat every financial decision I made as if it was funded by my own hard-earned dollars.

As your County Commissioner, I vow to treat every financial decision as if it was my last penny.

My track record on the Steamboat Springs City Council supports my ethic of conservative fiscal responsibility.

Kathi Meyer

I will use my 25 years of disciplined financial management experience to thoroughly evaluate and understand every aspect of Routt County’s revenue and expenses. My corporate experience and common-sense approach taught me fiscal discipline and the ability to understand complex financial structures.

One of the key duties of all County Commissioners is the annual budget review and oversight of the County’s revenues and expenses. Unlike some cities, counties and states, the current fiscal status of Routt County is strong. I pledge to continue that strength as your fiscal steward.

One of the core values adopted Routt County is fiscal responsibility. It states in part “An obligation… by balancing efficiency and flexibility with budgetary discipline, while seeking sustainable resources and practicing long-term planning and prudent use of debt.” I couldn’t agree more.

Every decision has consequences, and each consequence has a cost. I will make sure that my fellow Commissioners hear that principle on a regular basis.

SOURCE: Kathi Meyer for County Commissioner