Thursday, May 04, 2006


Thursday, April 06, 2006

Withdrawal of Troops from Iraq - Beauprez plays "Duck and Cover"

On November 18, 2005, Congressman Bob Beauprez (in keeping with other tough votes) DUCKed the issue of Withdrawal of Troops from Iraq, and is attempting to COVER his vote by claiming he is a Conservative. Where was Bob Beauprez when the votes were called? Was he in the Men's Room?

The purpose of House Resolution (H Res 571), was for the Republican Leadership to gauge the sense of Congress in response to Congressman John Murtha's calls for Immediate Troop Withdrawal (see below).

"Our troops have become the primary target of the insurgency. They are united against U.S. forces and we have become a catalyst for violence. U.S. troops are the common enemy of the Sunnis, Saddamists and foreign jihadists. I believe with a U.S. troop redeployment, the Iraqi security forces will be incentivized to take control. A poll recently conducted shows that over 80% of Iraqis are strongly opposed to the presence of coalition troops, and about 45% of the Iraqi population believe attacks against American troops are justified. I believe we need to turn Iraq over to the Iraqis...Our military has done everything that has been asked of them, the U.S. can not accomplish anything further in Iraq militarily. IT IS TIME TO BRING THEM HOME."
-- John Murtha (D-PA)

GOP resolution spurs congressional fight
By Liz Sidoti

WASHINGTON — House Republicans maneuvered for swift rejection Friday of any notion of immediately pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq, sparking a nasty, sometimes personal debate over the war following a Democratic lawmaker’s own call for withdrawal.

“We want to make sure that we support our troops that are fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. We will not retreat,” Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., said of the nonbinding resolution. San Mateo Daily Journal

“This is not a stunt,” said Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. “This is not an attack on an individual. This is a legitimate question.”

For whatever reason, Bob Beauprez was AWOl on this issue. Much like other military related issues. This is similar to the Kerryesque manuevers of John Kerry "I voted for the War in Iraq before I voted against it." Congressman Bob Beauprez voted for the troops (House Concurrent Resolution 104, March 2003), before I cast a "NOT VOTING" vote in 2005.


Sunday, April 02, 2006

Bob Beauprez voted "NAY" on Consular Metricula Regulation

Bob Beauprez voted "AYE" to grant Social Security Benefits to Mexican Illegals.

Friday, March 31, 2006

Beauprez: AWOL on Airmen Vote

Topic: Tuskegee Airmen
Title: Gold Medal on Behalf of Congress, Collectively, to the Tuskegee Airmen.
Purpose: To Authorize the President to Award a Gold Medal on Behalf of Congress, Collectively, to the Tuskegee Airmen in Recognition of Their Unique Military Record, Which Inspired Revolutionary Reform in the Armed Forces. Source: Washington Post

For similar AWOL votes, see Beauprez vs. Hefley below. And you don't think that 90% of the battle is showing up?

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Anonymous E-mails: A Strategy thats Backfiring

TO: gubernatorial200674,

Your most recent anonymous e-mail to select Committee People in El Paso County prior to their Division Leader Meetings had a positive affect. At least that is the word coming from the Holtzman camp. It seems, in many of the Division Leader meetings delegates for Holtzman were selected in large numbers in El Paso County.

It appears, the recipients didn't appreciate receiving the anonymous e-mails. If it weren't bad enough that they were turned off by the earlier blasts by Johnathan Bartha (a Beauprez supporter), they were equally pissed over the anonymous e-mails of the Denver Post article from March 26th.

Obviously, the Denver Post did not send the e-mails.

Ironically, while gubernatorial200674 remains unidentified, Republicans have some idea as to who the person (or persons) may be. It seems, the first persons to have a copy of the verified lists from El Paso County Headquarters were Wayne Williams (El Paso County Commissioner, former El Paso County Chairman and Bob Beauprez supporter) and Chuck (I decorate my house with parking meters) Broerman (former El Paso County Republican Party Chairman and El Paso County Field Director for Bob Beauprez).

GOP 'liar' gets lots of help from legal friends Gazette, The (Colorado Springs), Nov 3, 2002

Obtaining meter hoods by lying is illegal.

There have been numerous citings of Wayne Williams and Chuck Broerman together visiting area Divion Leader meetings. Maybe it is because Wayne Williams is speaking for Doug Lamborn and Chuck Broerman is speaking for Bob Beauprez. Or is it because they are both speaking for Bob Beapurez?
Even in Mr. Broerman's own backyard the word is that the Beauprez people took a licking due in part to Refs C and D, and the "guilt by association" strategy employed in the previous blasts. Did I forget to mention that Governor Bill Owens endorsed Pete Coor's in the Republican Primary, as well as numerous others? Or is my memory failing me?

Holtzman Campaign Strategy: Do Nothing. After all, desperate is as desperate does.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Legislative Scorecard - Beauprez vs. Hefley

On 13 key votes, Bob Beauprez voted against Congressman Joel Hefley and the Republican Party supported legislation 13 out of 13 times. Of the 13 key votes, Congressman Bob Beauprez registered the highest number of "NOT VOTING" votes of any member of the Colorado delegation (Republican or Democrat). "NOT VOTING" was reported for such key issues as: Troop Withdrawal from the War in Iraq - H Res 571 (Veterans), recognition of the Tuskegee Airmen - HR 1259 (Veterans and Civil Rights), Civil Rights (H Res 668), and Taxes ((S 2320, HR 4939, HR 2863 (Budget Buster), H Res 572 and HR 3057).

Overall, of the 13 key votes, Congressman Bob Beauprez posted "NOT VOTING" on 6 measures (nearly 50%). Of the remaining 7 measures, Congressman Bob Beauprez cast a similar vote as Democratic Congresswoman Diana DeGette and the House Democrats 43% of the time.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Defining what "IS" is.

Sound familiar? A political candidate attempts to obvuscate the facts by selling a different story. Take gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez for instance. First, he seeks a medical deferment from serving in Vietnam. The irony of this is that candidate Beauprez actually received a Bachelors Degree from the University of Colorado in PHYSICAL EDUCATION!!! Worse yet, according to Congressman Beauprez' Congressional Information he lists his degree as a Bachelors in Education. Whoops. Must just be an honest mistake. Damn staffers. Was that elementary or secondary physical education?

Question of the Day: How does a person who received a Bachelors Degree in Physical Education get a medical deferment? I've heard of people who were borderline blind, deaf, and flat footed as not being accepted for military service during the Vietnam War. But an athlete? Was BB the eldest son of his family? How about the only surviving male? Any of these would be grounds for a deferment.

Maybe we could save the voters a great deal of grief by having the gubernatorial candidates square off in a high contact sport. Such as, badminton or ping pong.

Thanks to ColoradoPols for this insightful piece of campaign trivia. Here are the added details:

Beauprez Gets Less Physical with Degree
We were checking out Bob Beauprez's gubernatorial campaign Web site to try to find the link to his campaign blog when something caught our attention.
In the "About Bob Beauprez" section at the bottom of the homepage, it says that he has a "BS in Education from the University of Colorado" (it's also listed that way on his Congressional Web site).
So what? Well, we don't remember that as being previously listed. In fact, his bio from the Rocky Mountain News in 2004 says that Beauprez has a BS in PHYSICAL Education from the University of Colorado.
It's worth pointing out because those two degrees are obviously not the same. A physical education degree is, for reasons we won't list here, less prestigious than a degree in education and almost certainly requires different course loads. Excusing it as just dropping off the word "physical" doesn't work, because if you dropped off the word "education," then it wouldn't make any sense. That would be like having a political science degree and shortening it to "science."
So, which is it?

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