Shaffer promotes “Heckle A Democrat” tour

Colorado State Senator Brandon Shaffer was kind enough to fill us in on events around the area reminding us why we should not retain any of his pals in their current elected positions.  Mr. Shaffer, in is eloquent, yet meat-headed, way of speaking reminds us that “We are in the throws of the campaign season“.  Yes, blankets for all – that’s what a “throw” is.  Maybe he meant “throes“.  (Is it just me, or does Mr. Shaffer speak, quite similarly to Michael Bennett, like they’ve taken a 2×4 to the side of the head?  Watch the Bennett commercials closely, they’re on constantly, see what I mean – just an observation) Continue reading…

More Dirty Udall Money

A year ago (Sep 8, 2007 YourHub & Wrongmont) I wrote a story called ” Udall’s Dirty Money“, describing U.S. Senatorial candidate Mark Udall‘s ties to disgraced Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu, among others. I said then: ” At first glance the $1,000 Udall accepted from Hsu seems fairly small and he’s said he’s going to donate it to the Colorado National Guard Foundation.” Did he?

I added, ” On top of the $1,000 he’s giving back, let’s not forget the $5,000 he got from the Hsu funded “For A Change PAC”, the $10,000 from the Hsu funded “Searchlight Leadership Fund” (Harry Reid’s PAC), and $40,000 from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committees, also recipients of large Hsu donations.”

In the September 19 Rocky Mountain News comes word Mr. Udall accepted campaign donations from New York representative Charles Rangel, the Democratic chair of the House Ways and Means committee. If you you’re not aware of the trouble this disgrace of a congressman is in lately, look it up, but to put it plainly, he’s the taxman caught ” allegedly” (in some cases admittedly) cheating on taxes.

From the RMN: ” Udall, an Eldorado Springs Democrat, received $10,000 of campaign contributions from Rangel’s leadership political action committee this year and $2,000 in 2000. He, like most other members of his party, voted against ordering Rangel to give up his seat.”

Predictably, Udall’s campaign threw out some numbers against his rival candidate Republican Bob Schaffer equaling less than half of the above numbers.

Regardless of the money, once again the judgment comes into question. Last time it was at best a shady character in Hsu, now a convicted felon after being on the run right here in Colorado (well, isn’t that a coincidence?). Now, with a fellow party member who heads the committee with jurisdiction over taxation and a whole lot more in big trouble, not only does he accept and keep his contribution, he votes to keep this dishonorable “member” of congress in his powerful seat.

This Rangel is the same clown who brought forward a bill to re-institute the military draft, then voted against his own bill! In a rare and probably time wasting effort, I actually wrote his office about this, letting him know this is exactly the kind of waste and abuse of office so many people are sick and tired of. But I guess he’s Mark Udall’s kind of guy. Bravo.

Udall’s Dirty Money

Most of the time I don’t bother with stories that are national in scale. Plenty of other people better than I can do that. But when an aspect of a national story has a local connection, I think it’s worth reporting. This is especially the case if the Longmont paper barely glosses over it, or as in this case doesn’t mention it at all. Quite often the paper will republish an Associated Press story; I didn’t see that done either.

The story here is disgraced Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu and the connection to Colorado congressman Mark Udall, who also has announced he is running for the U.S. Senate in 2008. At first glance the $1,000 Udall accepted from Hsu seems fairly small and he’s said he’s going to donate it to the Colorado National Guard Foundation. Of course there’s more to this story, there always is.

Anyone with an ounce of brains should be wary of what I’ll call the ” 5 C’s“, The Clinton Chinese Campaign Contributions Connection. Do the names John Huang or Maria Hsia ring a bell? I know some of you would like to forget or sweep this under the rug, but at least 17 people were convicted for fraud and funneling money from Communist China to the Democratic National Committee. Further, Al Gore attended a fund raising event at a Buddhist temple. It is illegal under U.S. law for religious organizations to donate money to politicians or political groups due to their tax-exempt status. The DNC had to return this $100,000.

So, a 15-year Chinese fugitive from the law wants to ” help” out the DNC, any takers? You bet, plenty. Names like Clinton (Hsu’s a ” Hillraiser“), Kerry, Kennedy, Boxer, Feinstein, Franken, and Obama lined up. And of course, Colorado’s own Udall. On top of the $1,000 he’s giving back, let’s not forget the $5,000 he got from the Hsu funded “For A Change PAC”, the $10,000 from the Hsu funded “Searchlight Leadership Fund” (Harry Reid’s PAC), and $40,000 from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committees, also recipients of large Hsu donations.

Given recent history of Chinese contributors (more “Friends of Bill”), wouldn’t you run for the hills if someone like this approached you? This speaks poorly of Congressman Udall and his staff’s judgment at the very least. If accepting these donations were no accident or coincidence, it says much worse. Cunningham and Abramoff better make room for company, and I’m not talking about visitors.