Denver's a "liberal sh*thole"? Maybe, but it still could host the 2016 Republican convention

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Update: Earlier today, we noted that the Republican National Committee was on the cusp of determining the finalist sites to host the Grand Old Party's 2016 convention. Denver was one of eight contestants -- and a short time ago, the Mile HIgh City made the final cut, along with Cleveland, Cincinnati, Las Vegas, Dallas and Kansas City. (Phoenix and Columbus, Ohio were eliminated.) Denver's accomplishment will make some of those who posted on the RNC Facebook page happy, but plenty more displeased. See the ten most memorable posts in our previous coverage below.

Original post, 8:57 a.m.: Later today, the Republican National Committee is expected to announce which cities vying to host the 2016 GOP convention will make it to the next round of consideration. Denver is up against three key cities in Ohio (Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati), plus Las Vegas, Dallas, Phoenix and Kansas City.

Who'll move on? Well, the debate among commenters on the RNC Facebook page features some love for Denver, but quite a bit of hate as well. Read the ten most memorable takes below.

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Denver is a liberal shithole, Kansas City is a Democrat strong hold with high crime, low jobs, and blight, Ditto for Cleveland, and Vegas is Harry Reid country ...That leaves Dallas.....

Not Denver

Come on! We need some conservative enthusiasm in Denver! Really, it should be a no brainer!

NOT DENVER!!! It's a lost cause and owned by the Democrats. No need to give them more money.

Denver us conservatives here need your help. We want the liberals here to hear the conservatives loud and strong. We need you to convert them.

Screw Denver. Go to Cincinnati and wrap up Ohio.

Dallas not Denver. Colorado is way to liberal.

Salt lake city ok Denver, keep Vegas out of it, . Too many distractions.

Denver!!! Or SLC., give me free tickets!

Denver hosted the Dems, so Denver should now host the Republicans, for a cleansing effect!

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More from our Politics archive circa January 23: "Six ways Colorado can lure the Republican National Convention to Denver."

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Brenda Lott
Brenda Lott

Most of the Libs take canned food, can openers, blankets, cheese, breads and so forth down to the homeless on a regular basis. Perhaps you cons would like to show some of the individual charity you are so proud of.

Brenda Lott
Brenda Lott

I don't care if the RNC is in Denver, we'd make a boatload of money off of the affair. There would, however, be quite a few protests which would likely make the Cons very uncomfortable, so it would be in the best interests of the RNC to hold their convention in a red state - perhaps NOLA since they did such a fine job cleaning it up, eh? Or Jersey in the wake of their brilliant recovery from Sandy. Or Texas near the plant that blew up an entire town. Any of those places should welcome them with open arms.

Jane Wallace
Jane Wallace

It make me so happy to live in a liberal shithole!!!

Nancy L. Fowler-Stricker
Nancy L. Fowler-Stricker

I have had people tell me that they do NOT want ANY tourist or tourist money in Denver or ANY part of Colorado. I guess if that is what they want then maybe it should be given to them? Not trying to be snarky, just sharing what I have been told. Peace

Louie Green
Louie Green

hurry up and push for Cannabis legalization nationwide, otherwise more and more "libs" will be on their way

Phil Mauracher
Phil Mauracher

A liberal shithole is still better than a conservative paradise.

Stephen Felt
Stephen Felt

Denver hasn't had any strong conservative leader to elect so we are stuck with liberals to run us

Mick Paul
Mick Paul

Kay, if you think Denver's reputation has plummeted, you need to crawl right back under that rock in which you came.....Denver is thriving, no thanks to Libertarians like yourself. Don't like it? Move to Florida, that place is a Libertarians, and Ayn Rand lover's, gun lovers wet dream.

Mick Paul
Mick Paul

I expect this from Westword. I mean cmon, why not bash Denver? Westword is definitely a more right leaning Libertarian rag these days anyway, and as I said I would expect no less from the magazine who is suing our state because they cannot collect advertising revenue from the same Rec Pot shops they described as "raping" people with their taxed prices.

Sean Anthony
Sean Anthony

Feel free to move the hell out of my liberal 'sh*thole! I voted to make my state this way, you don't like it? Perhaps Texas would suit you better...

Kay Coyoteco
Kay Coyoteco

Denver and Colorado have been under siege as a progressive target. The city and state looked very anti-freedom and anti-Constitution in the last election. The recalls showed that Colorado will not surrender without a fight. If we can prevent the voter and ballot fraud that plagued us during the last election, we can re-establish Denver and Colorado as a city and state for libertarian-minded people who think for themselves and are not defrauded by out-of-sate interests in our electoral college votes. No more out-of-state liberal politicians, among other things. Denver's reputation in the country has plummeted. We were once an independent city and state that followed our own unique vision which included less government interference and more personal liberties. Seriously, Colorado being a leader in quashing Constitutional rights? That is not freedom and independence. Let them say what they will, as they don't understand our state's struggle for freedom against the Eastern and California progress establishment.

Sean Gray
Sean Gray

Liberal shithole. There's an oxymoron.

Margaux Milchen
Margaux Milchen

Absolutely No Repubs. Keep be in the springs with the rest of the baggers ...or better yet send Em to Texas. Republicants are pollution.

bwolf63
bwolf63

So... If Denver's a "liberal sh*thole", does that make Colorado Springs a "conservative Nirvana"?


Kev Markis
Kev Markis

During the DNC back a few years ago, shit got cray. The city was practically under martial law, with armed riot police on most major corners, stopping people from crossing streets until it was clear. I saw a tank driving through capitol hill. This sounds scary, but it was actually kind of cool, seeing as how it was temporary.

Derrick James Garner
Derrick James Garner

Although, a homeless man told me that if you starve in Denver, its your own fault since there are so many places that hand out free lunches to them. Even at auraria campus they have free food (at like 11 everyday), and a ton of people enjoy it, its so great.

Wendy Parslow-Helton
Wendy Parslow-Helton

Bring it on! Will gladly take their money to benefit our fine liberal city. And the protests will be awesome - so convenient for us libs to get to!

Aundra Thompson
Aundra Thompson

No interest in having the convention here send them some place like Texas

DougHubka
DougHubka

Clearly one of the biggest problems we have in this country is the divisiveness and hate that has grown between political viewpoints To the point that too many people just shoot off bullshit, because that think it is cool.

I for one, don't think that Westword should be pandering to this this and promoting it as a topic of banter on the web.

Scott Raile
Scott Raile

No such thing as a "liberal shithole." The more liberal a place is, the more awesome it is (and vice versa). I mean, where would you rather be: Vermont, or Mississippi?

Robert Hack
Robert Hack

Does anyone really want them here anyway? With Obama it was HOPE with the GOP it's NOPE

Matthew Munn
Matthew Munn

Please let it be Vegas...& keep the cameras rolling!

Stan Salazar
Stan Salazar

How about y'all host the fucking thing and bank on all the revenue it would bring?

Adam Aedro Drotar
Adam Aedro Drotar

How about Denver be ahead of the times and hold a convention for a third party? If we are lucky they will be the future of our country. Republicans passed on Columbus because the city got smart and pulled their conservative heads out of their asses and now they are hosting the libertarian national convention.

Adam Johnson
Adam Johnson

Fuck that the two part system has failed, please spare us both the donkeys and elephants.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

How about a dose of reality Bre?                                                               "- Although liberal families' incomes average 6 percent higher than those of conservative families, conservative-headed households give, on average, 30 percent more to charity than the average liberal-headed household ($1,600 per year vs. $1,227).

-- Conservatives also donate more time and give more blood."


Copied from --------- http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2008/03/conservatives_more_liberal_giv.html

JimTom
JimTom topcommenter

1st example had a Dem mayor that was just convicted of 22 crimes. 

2nd the other two have occurred with a Dem president and  a Dem controlled Senate. So who is to blame for these "lack" of recoveries?

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

Some interesting suggestions, Brenda. Thanks.

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

Love the post, Jane. Thanks.

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

Could be, Louie. Thanks for the post.

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

Interesting post, Stephen. Thanks for weighing in.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

... strong words Michael, Wasteword should make this an upcoming comment of the day.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@DougHubka  ... it's OK to hate Repuglykkkans ... they are pure evil incarnate.


hth.

michael.roberts
michael.roberts moderator editortopcommenter

Interesting take, Scott. We're going to feature it as an upcoming Comment of the Day. Thanks.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

Bobbie:  are you still "hoping" Obama is going to do something constructive?  

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

@fishingblues Funny that your cult has the mantra that Liberals don't work, yet you cite statistics showing good Americans are more productive than your cult.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

@fishingblues Anti-American republican obstructionism has limited what President Obama can do.  Conservatives caused the reagan-bush Second Great Republican Depression, they were like frightened children, unable to stop the problems they caused, now they block Obama's efforts to clean up the conservative's mess, and the conservatives whine about everything, while offering no suggestions of their own.  Anyone else remember when Boner said the house would be all about job creation?  Romnesia acting up, conservatives?  All the republicans have done is fire state workers, costing jobs.  Anyone remember when the Democrats tried to end a tax giveaway corporations get for shipping American jobs China, but the republicans blocked that effort because their cult diddies told their bought and sold republican pets to do so?  Romnesia acting up again?  What, fauKKKs isn't covering it?  So surprised.


Any republicans in office is too many.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

@fishingblues So, fish boy, give ONE EXAMPLE, just one, where libertARYANism has worked.  It hasn't and will never work.  While theoretically interesting like communism, both require better character than mankind has to offer.  I submit you as proof, fish boy. 


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