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Posted: 8/30/2012 2:37:58 PM EDT
Need a little bit of intel....what do you think is going to happen to Colorado in the next 5-10 years? I'm getting ready to pull up stakes and get the hell out of CA. I'm tired of paying for the local version of socialist paradise. Colorado has a lot of things very appealing to me, but I'm worried that the lefties are going to take over.
Link Posted: 8/30/2012 2:50:26 PM EDT
There are some pockets of libatards, not all are Cali transplants.

Overall this state will remain conservative/libertarian.
Link Posted: 8/31/2012 2:33:52 AM EDT
They already have turned the state blue. Colorado swung left years ago.
Link Posted: 8/31/2012 7:16:00 AM EDT
Sadly, yes. Boulder and Denver continue to grow and dominate the rest of the state.
Link Posted: 8/31/2012 8:05:53 AM EDT
Thankfully the western slope sill remains a conservative stronghold.
Link Posted: 8/31/2012 8:50:12 AM EDT
Originally Posted By TheGunCollector:
Thankfully the western slope sill remains a conservative stronghold.


That may not be much of consolation - inland California is also a conservative stronghold. The problem is that it's outnumbered about 3:1 by coastal liberals.
Link Posted: 8/31/2012 9:13:56 AM EDT
Grew up in OC and when I graduated HS I was not fond of the super conservative right. Started living on my own in CO and soon became a conservative which eventually evolved into libertarian which is what I call myself today. If I don't have a libertarian choice I go republican. Libertarian Party started in CO in Douglas County (Parker, Castle Rock, Highlands Ranch...) With that I sometimes feel sad that there isn't more libertarian representation on our local governments and ballots. I think in 5-10 years CO will still be a toss up.
Link Posted: 8/31/2012 12:26:23 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Darrellbear:
They already have turned the state blue. Colorado swung left years ago.


/thread

in a few years?
it's already done.

Link Posted: 8/31/2012 4:15:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By BozemanMT:
Originally Posted By Darrellbear:
They already have turned the state blue. Colorado swung left years ago.


/thread

in a few years?
it's already done.



This and this, again.
Just to stir the pot. A californian calling them self conservative is humorous, based on what CA considers Conservative. I'd classify most conservative CA's as moderate coloradoan's.
Hell you guys still use the "registration" word when talking about gun ownership here in CO. This coming from CA 5-10 year transplants.
Link Posted: 8/31/2012 4:35:02 PM EDT


This and this, again.
Just to stir the pot. A californian calling them self conservative is humorous, based on what CA considers Conservative. I'd classify most conservative CA's as moderate coloradoan's.
Hell you guys still use the "registration" word when talking about gun ownership here in CO. This coming from CA 5-10 year transplants.


Terrific, sounds like I'll fit right in.
Link Posted: 8/31/2012 5:03:05 PM EDT
It's not bad now but if the demographics keep skewing left over the next 10 years CO won't be much different from where CA is now. It's a question of how the overall politics of the transplants over the next decade trend.
Link Posted: 9/1/2012 6:27:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/1/2012 6:31:53 AM EDT by cmeyer001]
I came from CA in 2001. Since then the state has definitely moved to the left.

I am going to have to pick up stakes and head to Montana, Idaho or Wyoming soon if things keep going the way they are.
Link Posted: 9/1/2012 6:50:55 AM EDT
Originally Posted By cmeyer001:
I came from CA in 2001. Since then the state has definitely moved to the left.

I am going to have to pick up stakes and head to Montana, Idaho or Wyoming soon if things keep going the way they are.


Too F$%^ cold, Montana, you better know a lot of locals. They are one strange state when it comes to newbies. ID or WY have potential, if you're patient, the next oil bust will have wyo real estate going for low ball prices. I'm looking @ NM. Clearly a blue state, BUT a very NFA / Gun friendly state. Outside of alberquirky and santa fe there are some hidden gems under $150K.
Link Posted: 9/1/2012 7:37:17 AM EDT
Originally Posted By jim:
Originally Posted By cmeyer001:
I came from CA in 2001. Since then the state has definitely moved to the left.

I am going to have to pick up stakes and head to Montana, Idaho or Wyoming soon if things keep going the way they are.


Too F$%^ cold, Montana, you better know a lot of locals. They are one strange state when it comes to newbies. ID or WY have potential, if you're patient, the next oil bust will have wyo real estate going for low ball prices. I'm looking @ NM. Clearly a blue state, BUT a very NFA / Gun friendly state. Outside of alberquirky and santa fe there are some hidden gems under $150K.


I like northern NM a lot, but their politics makes CO look red by comparison. Considering that gun laws are about the same, I'll just stay here.

Nothing personal to the transplants here, but Californians are resented no matter where they go in the western states. "Don't Californicate Colorado" was a popular bumper sticker here 35+ years ago, and it's happened. Colorado has become CA East.
Link Posted: 9/3/2012 2:32:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Darrellbear:
They already have turned the state blue. Colorado swung left years ago.


This
Link Posted: 9/3/2012 2:34:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TheGunCollector:
Thankfully the western slope sill remains a conservative stronghold.


That means what when the majority of the population are voting our rights away???
Link Posted: 9/4/2012 3:56:22 AM EDT
Originally Posted By DD977GM2:
Originally Posted By TheGunCollector:
Thankfully the western slope sill remains a conservative stronghold.


That means what when the majority of the population are voting our rights away???


Not much, but alteast I'm not surround with their ilk, like you guys are on the front range.

All states with large metro areas are suffering from the same dilemma. Either move to WY, ID, UT. etc(unfortunately liberals are moving to these places too) or move to a state that the citizens have more control over the government like New Hampshire.

Most people don't realize how much direct control people in New Hampshire have over the state government.
Link Posted: 9/19/2012 2:04:11 PM EDT
There's always AZ. Less miles to put on the UHaul and it's more gun friendly than CO. I loved living in Colorado and don't mind the laws...the scenery definitely makes up for it...but the Libs are overwhelming. My cousin lives in Boulder and wouldn't even go camping with us because we were bringing a gun with us to do some target shooting (NF). If it weren't for the .mil I'd move here or to Colorado in a heartbeat. I see Colorado getting worse in the next decade though as Boulder and Denver continue to populate with Kali folks.

CMS
Link Posted: 10/16/2012 9:18:53 PM EDT
Originally from California, but joined the army and met my wife who is from Colorado. This place is great just hope it doesn't continually get ruined by idiots leaving crap states and attempt to turn it into "home". Needless to say I attempt to not associate myself with where I escaped from.
Link Posted: 10/20/2012 4:23:10 PM EDT
Know your enemy:

"I recently finished an early copy of a book called The Blueprint: How the Democrats Won Colorado (and Why Republicans Everywhere Should Care). It is a fascinating read about what took place in Colorado over the course of about 5 years, and how a group of very wealthy progressives changed the entire political landscape of Colorado by thinking outside the box.

Let me explain. The 2006 and 2008 election cycles were unkind to the Republican Party, but what happened in Colorado was something altogether different and totally new. A group of four mega-donors decided to ignore the state Democratic establishment and start from scratch with a brand new, privatized political infrastructure. Of course they were aided by the new campaign finance reform laws, but what the “Gang of Four” (Rutt Bridges, Tim Gill, Jared Polis and Pat Stryker) did was replicate all of the essential functions of the Colorado Democratic Party–and added a few more for good measure."

http://americanmajority.org/feature-content/blueprint-democrats-won-colorado-republicans-care/
Link Posted: 10/23/2012 6:53:38 PM EDT
I hope CO doesn't go libtard.

I have two classmates who are also from Commiefornia. None of us want its laws here in Colorado. We are so happy to be away from that place.
Link Posted: 10/23/2012 8:24:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 4v50:
I hope CO doesn't go libtard.

I have two classmates who are also from Commiefornia. None of us want its laws here in Colorado. We are so happy to be away from that place.


They're here, you just haven't realized it yet.
Link Posted: 10/24/2012 3:39:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By jim:
Originally Posted By 4v50:
I hope CO doesn't go libtard.

I have two classmates who are also from Commiefornia. None of us want its laws here in Colorado. We are so happy to be away from that place.


They're here, you just haven't realized it yet.


Noo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All of us like being out of Commiefornia and being free.
Link Posted: 10/30/2012 4:38:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/30/2012 5:22:25 PM EDT by azcactusbrew]
Originally Posted By jim:
Originally Posted By cmeyer001:
I came from CA in 2001. Since then the state has definitely moved to the left.

I am going to have to pick up stakes and head to Montana, Idaho or Wyoming soon if things keep going the way they are.


Too F$%^ cold, Montana, you better know a lot of locals. They are one strange state when it comes to newbies. ID or WY have potential, if you're patient, the next oil bust will have wyo real estate going for low ball prices. I'm looking @ NM. Clearly a blue state, BUT a very NFA / Gun friendly state. Outside of alberquirky and santa fe there are some hidden gems under $150K.


I fled CO several years ago and moved to Montana. COlorado (front range) was way too liberal for me. I somewhat agree with what you are saying but have alot of close montana friends.

ALl in all though, I love Montana, I would never leave, except to possibly move to the interior of Alaska.
Link Posted: 11/6/2012 6:19:28 PM EDT
WTF-as of right now, with 50 percent reporting, the state of Colorado is going Obummer's way. This is so sad as my home state (where I spent almost 60 years in Colorado, being born and raised here) is turning into a liberal retard wonderland. How can this be?
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 7:16:52 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 7:43:50 AM EDT
Originally Posted By thedave1164:
I think we can safely say Colorado is now a blue state


Had i been on line earlier i would have posted the same:(
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 8:15:41 AM EDT

The Statehouse is now all Dem...look out! We'll feel the effect sooner, before any Fed mandates hit us....Good Luck to us!
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 8:49:48 AM EDT
El Paso county stayed red for all the good it did. I'm sure the liberals in Denver will do all they can to make us pay dearly for not following their party line.
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 9:19:22 AM EDT
Sad day for America. I moved to Denver a few months ago. I've really liked it, but it is not what I expected. I may be moving to Utah or AZ next june and I can honestly say that I'd be happy going to a red state.. CO isn't what it used to be.
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 10:59:11 AM EDT
Originally Posted By TaosBob101:

The Statehouse is now all Dem...look out! We'll feel the effect sooner, before any Fed mandates hit us....Good Luck to us!


Look for sympathy with CU to rescind the CCW on campus.
Link Posted: 11/7/2012 6:47:09 PM EDT
Shit, I was hoping to retire there to get away from the peoples republic of Illinois; I would hate to move to another commie state!
Link Posted: 11/8/2012 6:08:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/8/2012 6:54:43 PM EDT by uncle_big_green]
deleted for beer induced soap box
Link Posted: 11/8/2012 8:18:43 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Gunman07:
Shit, I was hoping to retire there to get away from the peoples republic of Illinois; I would hate to move to another commie state!


FOID FREE, Still light years better than Ill. much better.
Link Posted: 11/9/2012 4:50:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/9/2012 4:50:38 AM EDT by thedave1164]
Link Posted: 11/10/2012 3:19:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/10/2012 3:21:49 PM EDT by jcrowl]
Yeah, Colorado is just another Washington or Oregon now. I am a long time native Texan but I lived in the Littleton/Denver area as a kid for 6 years in the late '50s-early '60s..it was a paradise, full of good conservative people..guess it's like the Northeastern libs moving south and ruining Virginia and North Carolina...
Link Posted: 11/11/2012 10:26:21 AM EDT
Originally Posted By jim:
Originally Posted By Gunman07:
Shit, I was hoping to retire there to get away from the peoples republic of Illinois; I would hate to move to another commie state!


FOID FREE, Still light years better than Ill. much better.


You are correct just about anywhere is better .
Link Posted: 11/11/2012 10:52:52 AM EDT
Originally Posted By thedave1164:
Originally Posted By jim:
Originally Posted By Gunman07:
Shit, I was hoping to retire there to get away from the peoples republic of Illinois; I would hate to move to another commie state!


FOID FREE, Still light years better than Ill. much better.


For now, dems got the state house now, so everything is up for grabs now


This. Prepare for the attack on TABOR
Link Posted: 11/11/2012 11:23:43 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 5:30:11 PM EDT
I never thought my question would be answered so decisively and so soon...
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