Dan Maes will walk in the door and “start firing people”

The following Letter to the Editor appeared in The Denver Post “Perspective” on Sunday, July 18, 2010 and in the Post’s e-Letters:

Dan Maes responded to The Denver Post’s questions as a run-of-the-mill conservative Republican. But I saw the real Dan Maes at the April 22 Tea Party Forum in Longmont. I recorded the event and wrote about him and others on FreeRangeLongmont.com.

Maes spoke then as he is and not as he would like you to believe he is. He proclaimed, “You can take TABOR from my cold dead hands.” And you better watch out because “here come the unions, here come the teachers with the violins” and “is this a nanny state or what.” If elected, he’ll “walk in the door and start firing people” in the Governor’s Office, the Department of Local Affairs, and at all of the regulatory agencies.”

He’ll “beg forgiveness from every energy company that Bill Ritter chased out of the state.” And he’ll be darned if he’ll support solar or wind if there are any subsidies involved. He wants to make Colorado a police state like Arizona is about to become, and he claims this has “nothing to do with race.” It has to do with “environmental sustainability.”

As a sign-off, Maes rallied the group’s hatred of President Barack Obama, proclaiming, “In 2012, this idiot is so gone.”

  2 comments for “Dan Maes will walk in the door and “start firing people”

  1. Gregory Iwan
    July 22, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Why stop with state workers? Actually, if Amendmenets 60 and 61 and Prop. 101 should pass, this guy would be spared the trouble. He could padlock the State Capitol with a clear conscience. Then he could drive home on a highway provided by public [tax] funds and imagine at what level the state’s population decline might cease. People will flee the wrath, leaving the remnants of a once great state economy in even worse shape. Try to imagine a state without K-12 public education. But someone like Mr. Maes could feel good, backing in his kinship with the likes of Doug Bruce, who simply can’t bring himself to share the income from his slumlord life with the society that literally created his position and ability to gain. Read those ballot measures; who will benefit? Only Bruce (if any state jurisdiction dares to try to save itself, guess who might [will] sue?) And in those measures, win or lose, Bruce gets court costs. Remember, he’s an attorney. Hey, you guys: a gravy train without any potatoes won’t keep you in Rolex watches for long.

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