Shawn Mitchell

Sometimes ya just have to commit a Kinsleyan gaffe and blurt out the truth. The left, including the media, loves Obama because he touches their liberal erogenous zones.

It doesn't matter that everything about the real world is worse--debt crushing, jobs plummeting, consumer confidence tanking, budget bleeding, world growing more dangerous, American stature deflated, friends untrusting, enemies assertive..

He's a symbol of their fantasies. Nothing else matters, reality be stuffed.

Wait...maybe we're getting it all wrong.

Canines roll over and expose their belly for the alpha in their pack, right? Does the alpha ever give them a tummy rub? So, maybe every time Samson (or Fido or Sparky) rolls over, they're just saying: "You da boss! I love you man!"

And what ensues is the poor dog thinking: "Why do they always have to tickle my stomach? I showed proper respect, didn’t I? They're so mean!"

Current federal spending levels are 20% higher than they were in 2008. Did we have air traffic control in 2008, Mr. President?

Why are you threatening the safety of Americans to get your tax increases?

Shame on you, media, for rolling over like dogs for his grab.

If humanity is too flawed to be trusted with general liberty, then who are the humans who will supervise humanity? And the human voters who will supervise the human supervisors?

Brian Williams in grave tones: "The sequester could shut down control towers at our busiest airports!"

Rational citizen (me) in fed up tones: "If a 2% cut does that, it's because O is incompetent or vindictive in his zeal for endless government growth."

Is anthropology just history conducted in violation of the personal space of the dead?

Do hipsters know the Che on their chest thought gays belong in prison?

If liberals want to scrap the war on drugs as a counterproductive, liberty-sapping, government-growing failure (I'm with you guys!)...

...will they consider the war on poverty through the same lens?

Have seen a facile phrase once too often...

People...he is my president, and yours. I may disagree with most everything he does. But under our Constitutional process, a majority of electoral votes went his way.

I'm not an American only when I agree with what other Americans vote for. I'm an American by birth, by creed, by gratitude, and by determination to fight for what that means to me.

The duly elected president will be my president until I renounce my citizenship; I don't see that happening.

"Sequestration" is not a euphemism for national gelding. It means pre-agreed, (as in passed by Congress and signed by the president) cuts of federal spending, both domestic and defense.

It's a little clumsy and imprecise, but it's one heck of a lot better then NO reductions, and the continued rocket increases we'd get from our lawmakers.

So, tell the president and his media sob chorus to stuff it. Three cheers for sequestration and the only real cuts in spending we might see in our lifetime!

Did you ever notice politicians almost always praise whatever right they're about to trash? It's a classic prohibitionist head-fake:

"I support [insert: “the 1st Amendment, 2nd Amendment, property rights, economic liberty” whatever...] “But, in this case…” [then argue sharply against some alleged abuse, and for some further restriction of rights...]

Thus does the anti-liberty worm inch.

Do folks realize that Clinton-era prosperity happened under Clinton-size government?

The government and policies of then are drastically different from the government and policies of now. Hint: Current results are bad, very bad.

I'm giving up brushing for lint.

Guys do it all the time. But I wish Mindy McCready hadn’t. So much life to live.

Consider the possibility that federal spending on higher education has backfired. It didn't make it more affordable, but more expensive.

Billions of federal dollars flooding the field took price pressure off of universities. It made it easier to raise tuition; to expand bureaucracy; to grow and multiply programs.

It made everyone borrow more, apply for more aid, or dig deeper to survive without tax-payer help.

The price tag is much steeper. The quality didn't keep pace. We're all poorer for it.

In the 60s, liberals fought the Man.

Today, they tell the people to shut up and submit to the Man.

What's the big fuss about the asteroid strike in Russia? We'll just get the UN to pass a resolution declaring earth an asteroid free zone.

Shawn Mitchell

Shawn Mitchell was elected to Senate District 23 in the Colorado General Assembly in November of 2004. Shawn is an attorney at private practice in Denver and Adams County.