Denver now America’s most dangerous city after being governed by Dems for years
02/13/2023 // JD Heyes // Views

Colorado is one of the more beautiful states in our country, with mountains, hills, snowy ski resorts, and cities that, at one point, were magnificent.

That was especially true of Denver, the "mile-high city" that was modern, vibrant, and upwardly mobile. Now, after being governed for decades by an increasingly left-wing Democratic Party, the city has earned the dubious 'honor' of becoming the most dangerous in all of America -- even more so than St. Louis, Detroit, New York City, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.

"Some statistics from the Denver Police Department: Aggravated assaults, robberies, and homicides, through mid-December 2022, numbered 6,810. Three years ago, that number was 4,924. Property crimes in 2019 were 26,133. In 2022, through mid-December: 42,100," The New American reported this week.

The murder and assault rates in the city are also twice the national rates and three times the nationwide average for rapes and robberies, the report continued, adding that crime was up across the state in 2022 by more than 20 percent since 2008. That was the year that GOP state Rep. Rob Witwer, a conservative, announced that he was not going to seek reelection because, even back then, he saw what was coming.

The "gang of four" -- four left-wing millionaires -- had completely taken over the state government. Four years earlier, Republicans not only held the governor's office but also both chambers of Congress. By 2007, however, they were ousted by Democrats, and the party has managed to keep a stranglehold on government since then (thanks to citizens who obviously have not associated Democrats with the rising crime rates and other problems they don't agree with or like, such as homelessness).


Now, it is referred to in political circles as "The Colorado Model," according to The New American. In 2009, Witwer wrote:

In hindsight, what Colorado Democrats did was as simple as it was effective. First, they built a robust network of nonprofit entities to replace the Colorado Democratic party, which had been rendered obsolete by campaign-finance reform. Second, they raised historic amounts of money from large donors to fund these entities. Third, they developed a consistent, topical message. Fourth, and most important, they put aside their policy differences to focus on the common goal of winning elections.

As former Democratic House majority leader Alice Madden later said, “It’s not rocket science.”

As George Washington Plunkett, famous Tammany Hall politico, noted famously, "I seen my opportunities, and I took 'em." Because campaign finance reform significantly reduced influence of Colorado residents in elections and the 'gang of four' saw their chance: Bring in a huge amount of outside money and flip elections to the point where the party could then dominate all of politics and set up rules so that the party would never lose, as Witwer noted:

The “Gang” included the following:

Pat Stryker, granddaughter heiress of the Stryker Corporation; Tim Gill, the founder of software company Quark; Rutt Bridges, a Chevron executive who then created and sold software for the petroleum exploration industry; and Jared Polis, a co-founder of American Information Systems (AIS), an internet access provider, and a founder of ProFlowers.

Polis, the current governor of Colorado, served in Congress as a Democratic lawmaker from 2009 until he successfully ran for his current elected position and won in 2018.

"The gang brought with them their ideology, particularly their agenda supporting the LGBTQ movement. In 2019, Gill was the single largest individual donor to that movement in U.S. history, having personally committed more than $500 million to that cause since the early 1990s," The New American reported. And "Polis proudly states his history as a homosexual on his Wikipedia page."

So: "Does being run by liberal Democrats translate into rising crime for a city? The Daily Signal reported that 27 of the top 30 most crime-ridden cities in the country are run by Democrats."

And like other Dem-dominated states where crime is rampant, residents are leaving. "A 2022 United Van Lines study showed more people leaving than coming, while a CBS Colorado study reported that in 2010, 37,569 people moved into Colorado while in 2021 that number dropped to 14,371," TNA noted.

Actually, the better thing to do is for conservatives to repopulate the state, adopt "The Colorado Model" themselves, and retake it from Democrats. All it would take is a couple of election cycles.

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