Dirty politics, Wright fusses in fundraising letter

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Wright thinks it’s a disservice to the people to allow them to vote on their representative?

Wright is amusing. I’ve spent a little time with Brad Webb, and attended his campaign kick-off. He said more about Wright in this interview than I’ve ever heard him say before. Brad isn’t worried about Wright, he’s worried about the issues that impact Western Colorado—you know, agriculture, reasonable energy development, and protecting our water.

Another crazy Wright conspiracy theory.  Didn’t he go on “Coast to Coast AM” with his last one?  Wright’s problems were of his own making.  Had he paid his bills and/or told the truth to the State party chair about his bankruptcy, he probably wouldn’t have a primary challenger.

This is just another Sentinel “hit” piece, not the first against Wright, I might add.
One has to learn to take the Sentinel’s version of the “news” with a grain of salt.
I have been more impressed by Wright since he was elected than by what the Sentinel had written about him prior to his election.
Most likely, Wright’s letter wasn’t intended to become “news”, but that’s the Sentinel’s “bag”.
I have little doubt Wright’s assessment is correct. But that’s the way politics is played: down and dirty. I recall establishment Republicans peeling off and voting for the Democrat against Shari Bjorkland because she was pro-life.
My only personal experience in “politics” was eons ago as an executive board member of a statewide labor union. The young guys voted me in and onto the wage bargaining committee at contract time. We succeeded in negotiating a contract which raised members’ wages from about $3.30/hour to some $5.50 an hour over a period of three years.
Before the contract was negotiated, as I said, all the young guys turned out at the meetings and voted me into office for the express reason they saw me as one of them and believed I would be a tough negotiator for their interests. After the contract had been successfully negotiated, all the young guys stayed at home, leaving only the cigar-smoking, beer-guzzling, Cadillac-driving “good old boys” who wanted “a night out from the old lady” to attend the union meetings.
When I came up for election again, the good old boys ran seven candidates against me, making eight candidates in all. Yet, miraculously, somehow only two of us got any votes: me and the guy who beat me by one vote. I just burst out laughing. That’s how politics is played. We tend to get the government we deserve.
Nothing personal against the other candidates, but I am inclined to vote for Wright in no small part because the “good old boys” at the Sentinel are so transparently against him. It’s hard to find any credibility in an MSM entity that, fifty years after the fact of JFK’s assassination, runs a front page puff piece supporting the “lone assassin” “magic bullet” theory of JFK’s murder when the whole world saw the Zapruder film showing the back of JFK’s head being blown off by a bullet so obviously coming from in front of him.
My advice to Wright is to work his butt off and try to have faith in the voters and in the economic laws of nature. Lots of people know what’s going on. As economic conditions worsen — that’s a mathematical certainty — “good old boy” politics and cronyism as usual are going to become exponentially less effective.

Laughable at the least!  And voters like Wilkenson who blindly vote a candidate in because of party affiliation only continue to hurt all citizens.  “More impressed”, wow, without consideration to candidates who may actually begin campaigns by telling the truth?

Still trying to understand how primary choices hurt the party.  Finally, one must have some character before it can be “assassinated.

Spot on. if majority of support (money) is from over the hill Wright must be in someones pocket. I careless about the “party.” Seems that we continue to fight a war amongst ourselves. I still await Wrights “explanation” now that ALL of the investigations are completed. What the hello? Wright espouses leadership? Are you kidding me. Just another “wannabe” career politician.

I don’t care about the “party”. I care about our representation. A primary challenge is brought about when someone believes that they may better represent the people than the one who currently holds, or is seeking the office. Why is that so distasteful? Research all who wish to speak for us, the people, and choose that candidate that is line with your beliefs and shares your vision of the future for our district. After all, that person will REPRESENT you, when elected.

Why are so many of the GOP ( who did not support Rep. Wright in the last election) now supporting him? Or is it only one part of the GOP? Is there still a split there? Or has the GOP finally gotten the idea that they are in deep doo doo and are afraid the vote will be split and they will lose another election? Can they afford to dismiss conservatives, who make up a large portion of their base,

The GOP has announced that they want to “bury the tea party” (conservatives by nature). The tea party is not a political party, but a set of values and principals held by individuals. They can not defeat the idea behind the tea party, but they can defeat themselves by trying to force the voters to support their candidates. (How has that been working out the last few elections?) They need to remember that the tea party knows no party lines and conservatives will not be told how to vote.



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