Join us for the 3rd Annual “Reagan’s Rendezvous with BBQ” at the Adams County Fairgrounds in the North Pavilion on Thursday, August 11th.
This is a big time networking event – where friends and new friends can enjoy great food in a relaxing setting.
Candidates for County and State offices are invited to come, mix, mingle and message.
This will give you a chance to get the ball rolling a little faster. We launch into the 2016 election where Conservatives will stymie the irrational and irresponsible behaviors of big spenders and regulations.
- The evening opens at 6:00 p.m. with Dinner at 6:15 p.m..
- At 6:40 p.m. – our new President Fred Ramirez will share a couple of thought.
- At 6:45 p.m. – Candidates will each have 3 minutes to speak to all of us. You get to
ask questions one-on-one.
- Then at 8:00 p.m. Don Ytterberg will be the “hand in the jar” and officially pull the Winner of the Reagan Library Trip with Air, Rental Car, tickets and Hotel are included.
Come join in – and buy you tickets online at http://www.reaganclubco.com/meeting-tickets/ for just $10.00 (this is for both current members and non-members . . . or as we like to say “future members”.
If you pay at the door – Tickets are $15.00.
Time to Get Going!!!
Date: July 23, 2016
From The President of The Reagan Club
To Members of The Reagan Club of Colorado
With the conclusion of our National Convention, I wanted to send you my intention to resign as President of The Reagan Club of Colorado effective August 1, 2016.
Because of family commitments I will be relocating to the Omaha, Nebraska area in early August. The Board of Directors has been aware of this for over a month – and have worked together to make the transition smooth.
Recently, the Board unanimously selected Fred Ramirez to lead the club until our next election in January of 2017. Fred brings so many good qualities as a leader, citizen and conservative.
His experience with Promise Keepers, law enforcement, community relations and as a father and grand father . . . has made him an unselfish, positive and productive member of his community, our party and The Reagan Club of Colorado. He has been an invaluable member of the Reagan Club Board of Directors and to the county party.
Please take a minute to talk with Fred and thank him for taking on the additional duties and offer your support during what is going to be a great and challenging election.
I regret not being here with you in the coming weeks and missing out on the satisfaction of making Adams County a great county with responsible, honest, effective leadership by the new Republicans after they win in November.
My final day as President will be on August 1st , with Fred addressing all of you at our August 11th “Rendezvous with BBQ” at the Adams County Fairgrounds. (Tickets are $10.00 if purchased online and will be available on July 26th at www.reaganclubco.com – tickets will be $15.00 at the door.)
I have enjoyed my time land I’m grateful for the great work of the Board. The past 3 years have gone by quickly – and I have watched with great satisfaction as so many of you have contributed so much to our candidates and our party. The memories I have will be with me for a very long time.
Fred has asked that should you wish to talk with him about any issue – that you are invited to call him at (720) 635-1714.
Michael J. Stoffler
He has achieved most of his progressive agenda. So why is America so unhappy?
President Obama said in 2008 that he wanted to be the reverse Ronald Reagan, and in one sense he has been. As he takes the Democratic stage in Philadelphia Wednesday he can rightly claim to have fulfilled most of his major progressive policy goals. The difference is the results. After eight years of Reagan, the Cold War was on the way to ending and the U.S. economy had grown by the size of Germany. Mr. Obama is leaving to his successor a world of spreading disorder and a country as economically anxious and more politically polarized than he inherited.
Even opponents of Mr. Obama’s agenda have to admit that he has achieved most of what he campaigned on. With a Democratic supermajority in 2009-2010, he passed the largest stimulus spending bill in decades, pushed through ObamaCare, nationalized the student-loan industry, and turned the banks into public utilities answerable first to government.
Democrats resisted him on cap and trade and union card check, but he has since achieved by executive fiat most of what he wanted on climate change and labor organizing. As theBush tax rates expired in 2013, he insisted on and won a huge tax increase. His one major unfulfilled ambition is immigration reform, but that hangs on who nominates the next Supreme Court Justice.
On foreign policy, he has also largely fulfilled his goal of reducing America’s global commitments. He has struck deals with adversaries and distanced the U.S. from allies. Perhaps most important, by refusing to reform entitlements he has narrowed the budget room for future military spending. He has put defense spending on a path to 3% of GDP, and falling, down from 4.6% when he took office. He has Europeanized the U.S. defense budget. Continue reading
Hillary Clinton chose Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia as her running mate on Friday, making a prototypical Clinton decision that adds a safe politician to her ticket. Kaine might provide a marginal electoral benefit in his home state, but in choosing him, Clinton is making the bet that she doesn’t need a splashy running mate to beat Donald Trump.
Kaine has been mentioned as a possible candidate for the ticket for months. Of course, there’s usually a reason why someone is consistently on a short list: He or she makes sense as a vice presidential pick. Kaine speaks Spanish, so he can comfortably represent the ticket on Hispanic media, acting as a counter to a Republican ticket that is seen as hostile to Spanish speakers. At the same time, he grew up in the Midwest, he’s Catholic, he’s white and he’s a man — the Clinton campaign may have been worried about voters resistant to a ticket with two women, or a woman and a Latino or African-American.
Plus, Kaine has been through the wringer before and isn’t likely to make a fool of himself. He has won two major statewide elections in Virginia (first for governor and then for senator) and was reportedly a finalist to be Barack Obama’s running mate in 2008. That’s helpful in avoiding the situation John McCain found himself in that year, when he selected then-Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska, an unvetted politician who may have hurt McCain’s chances. The first rule of picking a VP is “do no harm,” and Kaine is likelier than most to pass that test.