Friday, September 23, 2016

Are Colorado Politics Touched By Racism?

PPPS (Denver)—In an astonishing series of events this campaign season, perpetrated by Democratic candidates and Democrat-leaning press outlets, a disturbing pattern of racism appears to be emerging in Colorado politics.

Whether by commission, or by omission, black GOP party officials and candidates have been systematically discriminated against by their political opponents and by press outlets like the Denver Post. All of this begs the question: has racism started to become a part and parcel of the Democrat Party and its supporters, or is it just re-emerging out of the dark recesses of that party's sordid past?

At the Pundit Pete Press Service, we are proud to be at the leading edge of investigative journalism in our home state of Colorado, and will be pursuing these issues with the kind of professional integrity that once characterized the journalism profession. Towards that end, we have also formed an independent, non-partisan panel to oversee these investigations, the:

Committee to Stamp Out Racism in Colorado Politics

One of the first projects supervised by the Committee will be to produce informative print and video materials to educate the citizens to take up the cause to stamp out racism in Colorado politics. Our first item is actually one submitted by an engaged PPPS reader, Citizen Pete, to which the Committee has agreed to lend it's distinguished stamp of approval.


Thursday, July 7, 2016

Our Conclusion From the Clinton Email Case

PPPS (Littleton)—Following today's hearing involving testimony by FBI Director James Comey, we can only conclude....

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Colorado GOP Delegates - The Real Story

PPPS (Colorado Springs, Littleton, Grand Junction, Aurora, Gunnison, Alamosa, Denver, Huerfano County, Cheyenne Wells, Craig, Dove Creek, Boulder, Otero County, San Juan County, Greeley, Montezuma County, Adams County, Pueblo, Lincoln County, ....)

This post is dedicated to all of the grassroots volunteers and delegates who we met at the Colorado GOP Convention on April 9, 2016 from all over the great State of Colorado. 

Colorado GOP Convention, Colorado Springs, April 9, 2016
These are our friends and fellow grassroots activists, Tea Party members and long-time Republicans, county chairs and first-time caucus attendees, young and old, very conservative and not-as-conservative, all gathered together to move our country forward, select senate candidates for the June primary election, and to elect delegates to the GOP National Convention, who will help to select our next president.

These are the Patriotic Americans that the Donald Trump Campaign compared to Nazis, using Gestapo tactics.

These are the delegates that Donald Trump totally ignored until a week before the convention.

This is the crowd who would have loved to hear a Trump speech, even if a majority were supporting his opponent, Senator Ted Cruz.

But Donald Trump couldn't be bothered to show up.

Instead, after he lost all of the Colorado delegates to Senator Ted Cruz,  the Donald directed his staff and supporters to whine, and to make false accusations about a delegate selection process he didn't bother to understand, or choose to participate in.

This week, Trump was back in New York, among the people who share his values, complaining that the whole Colorado delegate selection process was a "totally corrupt rigged system" designed by the GOP establishment to prevent him from attaining his Trump-Given Right to be nominated for president.

Well, I've got some news for you Mr. Trump, and for all of the media and pundits who bought into your bogus narrative. It's going to backfire, big time.

Graphic from Joseph Wade Miller, Marine
You see, Colorado politics and the process of selecting candidates and delegates is all about showing up, starting at your local precinct caucus (held on March 1). It's a truly grassroots process, and it's been done that way for over 100 years.

Anyone, and I mean ANYONE, who is registered Republican, can show up and be part of a local precinct caucus. A precinct is the smallest political delineation for elections and holding party meetings. In an urban area it might encompass several blocks, basically your larger neighborhood. In rural Colorado it might include all or a large portion of a county. Typically, a precinct contains a few to several hundred GOP voters.

Anyone, and I mean ANYONE, can be selected by their fellow caucus attendees to be a delegate to their county and congressional district assemblies, and yes, even to the state GOP convention. Anyone. It was estimated that about 40 percent of the over 4,000 delegates and alternates at this year's convention were new to the process.  Some of them drove six or more hours to get there, and stayed in motels at their own expense.

And here is the little-known fact that all the pundits and press have failed to report:

Anyone, and I mean ANYONE, who is a registered Republican, could have filled out a form and been listed as a delegate to the National GOP Convention. Anyone. You didn't even have to attend your caucus - the form was posted online at your state or county GOP website. On that form you had to designate either that you were supporting a particular candidate or were running as un-pledged. Most listed themselves as un-pledged.

Colorado GOP Vice-Chairman Derrick Wilburn
That is precisely why there were over 600 national delegate candidates listed at the state convention, and about an equal number of candidates combined at the seven congressional district assemblies. Out of that thousand or so candidates, only 13 would be selected at the state convention, and 21 at the congressional assemblies (3 each), plus an equal number of alternate delegates, to go to the national convention in Cleveland. Add the Colorado GOP Chairman, and one man and one woman delegate to the RNC, and you have the total of 37 delegates frequently mentioned in the press.

Note that, only one, let me repeat that, ONLY ONE out of that 37 is part of the GOP establishment, the Colorado GOP Chairman, Steve House. All of the others were elected in a process that began with electing delegates to the state convention and the congressional district meetings at the local precinct caucuses. Delegates were also selected to attend county assemblies where candidates for local office, and the state legislature are selected through votes.

That is grassroots, baby. No other way to describe it.

Unless you are the Donald. Then you describe it as the party establishment disenfranchising potential Trump delegates. Give me a break.

If any potential Trump voters were "disenfranchised", it was because of the failure of the Trump Team to reach out and educate their supporters about the process of electing delegates. No one told them to show up. Or maybe there just aren't that many Trump supporters in Colorado. Out of 22 people at my own caucus, not one supported Trump.

Celebrating a clean delegate sweep before Senator Cruz speaks.
However, somehow, all those Cruz supporters managed to figure things out. The grassroots activists know who the real conservative running for president is, and they came out to support him and all of the other patriotic candidates up and down the line in Colorado. That is the real story.

Oh, and here is a message for Mr. Trump. Maybe you hadn't heard, but Colorado is a critical swing state. This fall, just who do you think is going to be out there making phone calls for you, walking precincts for you, calling into radio shows, and donating money, if you get the GOP nomination?  Maybe your admiring followers will be doing all that work for you - the same people who couldn't figure out the delegate process.

But, it sure ain't gonna be the tea party activists and the stalwart Republicans who put on the caucuses, who stepped up to be delegates, who drove hundreds of miles to attend the convention. Unless you forget, those are all the hardworking people who your campaign just likened to Nazis. Good luck with that.

What a dumbass lying loser you are Mr. Trump.

—Citizen Pete

A message from one of the Delegates I proudly helped elect to represent us in Cleveland, Kristi Burton Brown.

Related articles:

Setting the message straight about Colorado's Republican caucus - An article by my friend, and first-time convention attendee, Ari Armstrong

The Colorado caucus system works, get over it - A great article by another convention attendee, Kevin Hotaling

Read the rules Mr. Trump - National Review

Caucuses are still primary to Coloradans' hearts - by Peter Blake, Complete Colorado

Donald Trump Laid a Colorado Goose Egg Because He Was Disorganized and Amateurish - by Mark Antonio Wright, National Review

Donald Trump blasts Colorado GOP for 'corrupt sytem' in picking delegates - FoxNews

'Art of the Deal' author blasts Cruz Campaign's deal-making in Colorado delegate sweep - by Doug Powers, Michelle Malkin blog

Will He Use Trumped-Up Colorado Lies as Excuse for Third-Party Run? - by Joy Overbeck, friend, fellow convention attendee, and contributor.

Trump has it All Wrong, it's Lying Don - by Dan Spencer at RedState

How Cruz won all the Colorado delegates - by Derrick Wilburn, friend and Colorado GOP Vice-Chairman (see pic above), in American Thinker

Colorado's Results Were a Victory for the Conservative Grassroots - National Review article by Laura Carno, GOP Convention attendee and author of Government Ruins Nearly Everything

Trump's inexperienced supporters hamstrung delegate hunt - by Nicholas Riccardi, AP

How Ted Cruz could win Colorado's delegates even before the convention - by Corey Hutchins, Colorado Independent

Graphic posted on Facebook, source unknown.

Update April 15, 2016: Colorado State Republican Party Vice-Chairman Derrick Wilburn on the decision to eliminate the straw pol in March. Watch and learn.

Update April 19, 2016: GOP Primary Process Rigged - Daren Jonescu, American Thinker

Update April 24, 2016: Disenfranchised in Colorado? Or Just Not Making An Effort? - by Average Matt, an average guy's experience at a Colorado caucus

Update April 30, 2016: Trump's cynical assault on Colorado national delegates - by Guy Short in the Colorado Statesman

Update May 1, 2016: How I got to be a Delegate from Wyoming to the Republican National Convention - by Jeff Hymas in American Thinker

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Inside Raqqa - The Real War on Women

This is a revealing video produced at great risk by women inside Raqqa, capitol city of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). This is what a real war on women is like. Please share this video.

Pray for the women in Raqqa and everywhere in the Muslim world where they are held hostage and their lives are threatened by Islamic Jihadists. Pray for freedom for these women.

And please pray for freedom and safety for Christians and other ethnic and religious groups who are persecuted, threatened, and murdered in Muslim nations throughout the Middle East.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Celebrating Six Years of Obamacare

PPPS (Littleton)—As we celebrate the six-year anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act, let us remember those who voted for it this November at the ballot box.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Pundit Pete Endorses Ted Cruz for President

PPPS (Littleton)—Our esteemed CEO and Editor-In-Chief of the Pundit Pete Press Service has finally broken his silence on the 2016 Presidential Election, and is endorsing one candidate, over all others, for President of the United States.

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

That is the oath every president takes on the steps of our nation's capitol upon inauguration, and it is the same oath that many presidents, and most members of Congress, routinely violate soon after we send them there to do the "peoples' business".

In case you haven't noticed, our nation is in trouble and our freedoms are at risk.

Instead of the "peoples' business", most of what takes place in Washington, DC is about the business of growing government and granting favors - all at the expense of We the People, dearly paid for through the fruits of our labor and the diminution of our freedoms.

It is time for We the People to reclaim and reestablish a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. And there is one candidate for president who stands above all others through both his rhetoric and his actions, who has demonstrated that he will go to Washington, DC on behalf of We the People and will honor his oath to defend the Constitution.

His name is Ted Cruz, and I am endorsing him for President.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

The Clintons - Still a Team

PPPS (Chapaqua, NY)—Our graphic artist, Pixel Pete, submitted this for our upcoming special report honoring famous couples who have stayed together through many ups and downs. Consider it a preview.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Persnickety Pete - Why I'm Voting For Trump

Persnickety Pete (Laurie Bratten photo)
PPPP (Pea Green Corner, CO)—As we dive into the heart of the presidential nomination process for both parties, we will be printing opinions from loyal readers and staff on why they are supporting different candidates. First up to bat is guest contributor and long-time malcontent, Persnickety Pete.

Pete is the author of the book Manufacturing Anger, considered by some to be the bible of the Tea Party movement. In addition to submitting articles as a guest contributor, Pete also consults as a professional irritant.

Why I'm Voting for Donald Trump —Persnickety Pete
When ya asked me who I'm support'n in this crazy presidential race, I was gonna say,  "That ain't none o' yer damned business!"  
But after thoughtful reflection while snowshoe'n up on the mesa (and maybe a pinch o' special Colorado weed),  I decided to tell who I'm gonna vote for.  This note is addressed to the Republican Party, especially the leadership in DC.
Let me put it this a way:
  • If you GOP senators and representatives had even tried to do what we elected you to do in 2010 and 2014......then we wouldn't need the Donald;
  • And if the GOP leaders and other presidential candidates had spoken back to, and maybe even tried to humiliate those leftists in the press, or the president, or Hillary, or the Pope.....err, scratch the Pope....then we wouldn't need the Donald;
  • And if you had taken seriously what the folks were tell'n you about illegal immigration and Islamic terrorism, instead of worrying about what the press thinks....then we wouldn't need the Donald;
  • And if the GOP leadership had spent more time opposing Obama than trashing true conservatives like Ted Cruz and the Freedom Caucus....then we wouldn't need the Donald.
  • And if you had at least acknowledged, if not thanked, those good folks in the Tea Party movement who worked their asses off getting you majorities in Congress....then we wouldn't need the Donald.
But instead, YOU DIDN'T LISTEN, and after we gave you everything, YOU STILL SCREWED UP! we have the Donald.
We don't care anymore whether Donald Trump is a real conservative. We just want him to bust some heads in DC.
And right now, GOP Leadership, the heads we want busted first.....ARE YOURS!
Disrespectfully submitted, 
Persnickety Pete

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Illegal Immigrants Protest GOP Candidates

PPPS (San Francisco)—With a protest here on Friday, and many more planned for this weekend in sanctuary cities around the nation, illegal immigrant groups are hoping to shame the GOP and influence the 2016 presidential election. Their chosen theme, however, may need some adjustment.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

A Special Place in Hell

PPPS (Littleton)—We just received this graphic purporting to quote Former Madam Secretary of State Madeline Albright discussing Former Madam Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

We have not confirmed the authenticity of the quote, but can confirm that the photograph is of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meeting with former President of Egypt, and head of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Morsi.
click to enlarge

Editor's Note:  Normally we would not post an unauthenticated quote like this, but.....what the hell, Pixel Pete recommended it.

Pundit Pete's Debate Review

ABC News - video clip

PPPS (somewhere in NH)—Following are insightful observations of the GOP Presidential Debate held in New Hampshire (which is near Berniestan /Vermont) from our CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Pundit Pete. 

Thoughts on the GOP Debate in NH —Pundit Pete

Disclaimers: This review only applies to the portions of the debate where I was awake.
    • Overall Winner:   Senator Ted Cruz
    • Overall Losers:   Senator Rubio & Dr. Carson (tie)
    • Lamest Insult:   Donald Trump (before his closing)
    • Best Smackdown:   Gov. Christie on Sen. Rubio
    • Best Hillary Basher:   Carly Fiorina....oops, not there
    • Least Coherent on the Issues:   Donald Trump
    • Best Non-Entrance:   Dr. Carson & Gov. Kasich (tie)
    • Best Questioner:   Mary Katharine Ham
    • Biggest Losers:   David Muir & Martha Raddatz
I  thought Cruz won the debate and continues to be the most level-headed and strongest Conservative on that stage. I could easily picture him as President. 
All of them on that stage (and one who was not) would be infinitely better for America than Hillary, Bernie, Fauxcahontas, or the BFD VP, Joe Biden.
I thought Christie did a good job exposing the politician side of Rubio. It was a bit uncomfortable. Still, Rubio is probably more conservative than Christie. I thought neither came out too well in that exchange.
What a shame ABC left out Carly Fiorina, who would have kept the focus on Hillary and not on damaging the other GOP candidates........come to think of it, given the tone of most of the questions, that is EXACTLY why ABC did not want her on that stage. Could ABC be waging a war on conservative women?
Trump was his usually insulting self, and his lack of substance on issues is starting to look bad. (Do your homework man). "I'll be terrific" and "win, win, win" are not good substitutse for a cogent answer on replacing Obamacare, or any other topic.
Dr. Carson, as much as I admire him and his exemplary character, just doesn't have the political instincts to make his case. (Stoke the fires man.) It didn't help that he got the fewest questions of anyone on that stage. Could ABC be racist? 
The rest don't matter. Thanks for stepping up. Time to leave now.
I'm going with Cruz at this point. You can call that an endorsement.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Breaking Ground: More Women Wanted

PPPS (Littleton)—We received this curious poster, so we decided to post it.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Volunteers Needed Due to Snow in DC

PPPS (Washington, DC)—The recent near-record snowfall in our nation's capitol is both a joy to school kids and a bane to government workers, many of whom have been prevented from serving the American people in their important roles.

There is one particularly tragic outcome of the snow blocking the DC streets; the State Department is apparently unable to deliver the most recent batch of 55,000 Hillary Clinton emails in response to a court order. The State Department is requesting a one-month delay.
And of course, those evil Republicans are crying foul.

In the spirit of public service, our PPPS DC Bureau Chief (who made it in to work on skis) has decided to send out a CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS to assist the staff at the State Department in meeting their deadline.


Help is needed to deliver several boxes of emails across town. 
None of the emails are marked "Classified".



We hope this notice brings out some volunteers.

Related Stories:

Friday, November 13, 2015

An Alternative to the Million Student March

PPPS (Littleton)—This tweet is the absolute best response to demands for free tuition at Mizzou and other campus protests around the nation.

Click to enlarge. Original tweet below.

The original tweet (loads a little slow) if you want to retweet or follow the author.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Smearing Dr. Carson - Has the Left Gone Too Far?

PPPS (Washington DC)—Even as legitimate news organizations (CNN, Politico, PPPS) are seriously questioning some of GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson's biographical embellishments, there have also been a few stories and accusations which are, let us say, questionable.

Radical extremist Right-Wing news organizations have responded in defense of the good doctor, labeling news coverage and opposition political ads as part of a smear campaign, and even claiming that some of the news stories reflect a Left-Wing bias.

We were recently approached by an organization to post this paid advertisement on our news blog. PPPS has a strict policy against accepting money for political ads, but we also thought we would let our readers decide the question:

Has the Left gone too far?

Members of our PPPS investigative team are currently all in Germany working on another story, but look for updates as we investigate political committees such as the Progressive Plantation Protection Project. 

Saturday, November 7, 2015

BREAKING: More Ben Carson Lies?

PPPS (Munich)—Has GOP Presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson once again been exposed as a liar?

In one of his books, Dr. Ben Carson claims to have performed brain surgery on two German twins, Patrick and Benjamin Binder, who were joined at the head.

But our crack crew of investigators at the Pundit Pete Press Service have traveled to Germany and interviewed several high school friends of the twins. 

Not one of them says they ever saw the twins joined at the head.

Our PPPS investigators were able to obtain an exclusive photograph of the Binder twins, proving beyond any doubt that they are not co-joined at the head.

We can only conclude that Dr. Carson has been less than fully truthful in his biography and is therefore not qualified to be President.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Did the Benghazi Hearing Seal the Deal for Hillary?

PPPS (Littleton)—New polling by the Pundit Pete Press Services indicates a significant bump in popularity for Hillary Clinton following her outstanding performance Thursday before the Congressional Benghazi Committee. Coupled with her overwhelming dominance at the Presidential Debate on October 13th, and the announcement by Vice President Biden that he was not going to run, it appears that Secretary Clinton is certain to receive the Democrat Party nomination.

This new campaign ad released by a supportive Progressive PAC seems to sum up the mood of many voters.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Benghazi: Where Were Hillary and Barack?

PPPS (Washington, DC)—The whereabouts of President Obama and Secretary Clinton on the night of the Benghazi protest event has remained a mystery for over three years. But with a late-Friday document release from the State Department today, that mystery may have finally been solved.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Benghazi Hearing Update: Controversial Memo Released Which May Exonerate Clinton


In a shocking twist this evening during the prolonged Benghazi Hearing, a previously withheld memorandum was released which may fully exonerate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in her email controversy. The memorandum was apparently among the documents presented during the confidential hearing testimony by Huma Abedin last week.

Under rigorous grilling by Republican Representative Jim Jordon, Secretary Clinton had indicated that her emails were subjected to search criteria and that she had directed her assistant Huma Abedin and attorneys to undertake that task. At this point, Ranking Democrat on the Committee, Elijah Cummings, interrupted and stated that a document existed which would support the Secretary's testimony. He then challenged Chairman Trey Gowdy to release the document.

Gowdy & Cummings butting heads.
There were several minutes of heated argument between Gowdy and Cummings, including accusations that the Republicans were participating in party politics and hiding information which might exonerate the Secretary. After a brief adjournment, Gowdy agreed to release the memorandum in the interest of full disclosure.

After the memo was projected onto screens in the hearing room, committee members and hearing observers alike were stunned when they realized that the memorandum substantiated the Secretary's testimony that only non-work related emails had in fact been deleted.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

BREAKING NEWS - Clintons to Release New Book on Economic Policy


PPPS has uncovered information that Bill and Hillary Clinton are about to release a new book on economic policy which touts their business success.

It is suspected that the book is intended to counter the recent rise of two GOP candidates, Carly Fiorina and Donald Trump, who have considerable business credentials.

A secondary purpose will be to allow Bill to jointly campaign with Hillary under the guise of a book tour. Last year Hillary Clinton very successfully laid the groundwork for her current campaign success with a national tour for her book Hard Choices.

There will be more details to follow in this breaking story.

But first, PPPS has obtained a top secret copy of the book cover. Remember, you saw it here first.