TTTT Takeaway Activism and Notes – April 2015
05/22/2015 Leave a comment
In November 2000, George Bush won the state of Colorado by 9 points. Two years later, the Republican candidate for Colorado governor, Bill Owens, crushed his opponent 63 to 34. Two years after that, despite a large Republican advantage in registered voters and the popularity of President Bush (who carried the state easily for the second time) Colorado Democrats picked up a U.S. Senate seat and House seat that had been considered safe for the GOP. They reversed Republican majorities in the state House and Senate to take control of the legislature. And two years after that, Democrat Bill Ritter trounced Republican U.S. Rep. Bob Beauprez in the race to become the 41st Colorado governor – completing a stunning year-long transformation from the party’s unwanted candidate to its leading figure. In six years, Colorado Republicans lost the state House and Senate, a U.S. Senate seat and the Governor’s mansion.
You may be thinking, “Well, it’s only a matter of time before this comes to Missouri.”
If so, you’re wrong.
It’s already here.
Our speaker this month was Duane Lester. Duane has been studying the Colorado Model’s success, watching as it’s being implemented in Texas, and warning and preparing Missouri to defend the state from turning Blue. Cape County Tea Party members heard from Duane on how Missouri can keep its Conservative majority in the state general assembly and beyond.
Duane Lester has been an outspoken political activist since launching All American Blogger in 2007. Since that time he has been a contributor at the American Issues Project, Pajamas Media and served as Editor in Chief at Liberty News prior to launching The Missouri Torch. His articles have been featured on nationally syndicated talk broadcasts like the Michael Savage Show and he is a frequent guest on the #1 rated, daily syndicated Dana Loesch radio program. In 2012, Duane was the recipient of the first Breitbart Blogger Award.
Here is the calendar of meetings between now and the next TTTT