We never know the worth of water till the well is dry. ~Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732
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There was a lovely spaghetti & meatball dinner provided by Mark Price of Aunt Alice’s Kitchen. I love Aunt Alice’s so I know it was great food. There was also a very tasty looking dessert from the folks at the Well. I didn’t partake, just didn’t feel right mooching a meal, being a lefty and all. Besides, there was a respectable crowd (in all senses of the word of course!) gathered in the Well’s cavernous industrial space and they were hungry – not just for food either.
Joel Champion announced the formation of the Private Property Council, a non-partisan group with open membership. The mission is education and the setting up of teams ‘to do monitoring of our public officials who are elected and help move our ideas forward in legislation at all levels of the city, county and state.’
At one point Joel mentioned ‘our Democratic friends in the audience’ which prompted Peg Cage to ask him to introduce Kaye Fissinger and myself. Thank you Joel! Thank you Peg! We appreciated being allowed to attend.
Derrick Wilburn, Founder, Rocky Mountain Black Conservatives gave a well-polished and aggressive lecture about what the GOP needed to do to get the votes of conservatives of color. Solomon Martinez gave a report about the Northern Colorado Hispanic Relations group as well as his views on outreach. The featured speaker, Tom Tancredo – confessed to suffering from ‘Post Election Stress Syndrome’ and said it had been ‘debilitating.’ CO GOP Chair Ryan Call laid out the wreckage of the campaign like an FAA crash inspector. It was some hard talk.
I left before the question and answer period but I’d be delighted to link to any audio files from that.
New Year New GOP speaker audio files
- Derrick Wilburn, Founder, Rocky Mountain Black Conservatives – audio (.mp3, 4.6M)
- Solomon Martinez, Chairman, Northern Colorado Hispanic Republicans – audio (.mp3, 1.7M)
- Congressman Tom Tancredo, On Immigration and Amnesty – audio (.mp3, 2.4M)
- Ryan Call, Chairman, Colorado GOP – audio (.mp3, 1.6M)
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