Longmont’s Hidden 100

Longmont's oldest political syndicate?

The Spartans had their 300, Longmont has its 100 – but Longmont’s tiny army has a bit of an advantage: they never have to show their faces to the ‘enemy’. These are real ‘heroes’ – people who ‘support their candidates wholeheartedly’ but live in horror of ‘retribution’ and that they might be ‘exposed’.

I doubt these folks are afraid of anything but an IRS audit or their proctologist.

This fine group donated no less then $6269.61* to the Western Tradition Partnership, a viciously hard-core right wing partisan group from Montana associated with Scott Gessler, now a candidate for Colorado Secretary of State – just like Ken Blackwell in Ohio. Original document filing
* does anyone see the pattern of 6s in that figure?)

All this money was spent by one hundred Longmont residents who don’t believe the majority should have any rights at all – to them it’s all about money and power and to hell with the ‘little people.’ They managed to cover the town with political toilet paper that activated the far-right factions and disgusted the left to the point of not voting – much to the glee of the people who decried low turnouts during the last election.

We’d love to hear from anyone that can help us identify Longmont’s Comehere Rouge Guerrillas** and help bring them out of the mists of secrecy into the light of day – and I’m NOT talking about the way the Times-Call plays fast and loose with the political process.

(** it’s a joke, for all you humor-impaireds out there)

  1 comment for “Longmont’s Hidden 100

  1. Greg Iwan
    March 9, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    There’s an old adage about being “small-towned” — a treatment usually afforded carpetbaggers or others ignorant of the red dots on their AAA maps. I wonder if a “small town” has ever been small-towned. It is well to recall that for some growth is its own industry, and there is nothing some towns will not do to get some. Many end up with a handful of salt, though. Ask Golden, after Coleman [Camp] Stoves took big six-figure “incentive” money from ecodevo boosters and then bolted for more incentives as soon as the ink on their covenant with the city was dry. Here in River City tar and feathers are exports (so it is said); that’s why what is needed next is a “rail” industrial park. Never mind that rail is only economical for shipping very large or very high-value items. How many of those are made here? Go ahead and list them; I’ll wait . . . . Done? I thought so. The real key to the push for a “rail” industrial park is to resume Longmont’s march (or creep, if you read All the President’s Men) toward I-25. As I see it the “development ‘community'” was frustrated by the change in LifeBridge plans, and so now the strategy is to sneak down Highway 66 before little Mead wakes up. One can subscribe to the baseball-diamond-in-the-cornfield axiom, if one only walks in one’s sleep.

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