Sunday, September 13, 2009

Support Betsy Markey

Who rid the 4th Congressional District and the United States Congress of Marilyn Musgrave? Betsy Markey is who.

Please thank her for that and for doing a great job. Click here to make a small contribution to Betsy Markey's reelection campaign!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Bye, bye, Marilyn

Two weeks after the brutal loss, Musgrave still hasn’t called her opponent to concede or to congratulate the victor, as is not only textbook but also mannerly to do.

Moreover, Musgrave’s ill manners bleed into her own team. Rumor has it she still — 14 days later — hasn’t even thanked her campaign staff. (Again, textbook.)
Rocky Mountain News:


Ousted Colorado Rep. Marilyn Musgrave is making national headlines - and not the good kind. Under the headline "Nobody Likes a Sore Loser. Even in Washington," Musgrave scored a withering 78 ranking - approaching "utterly shameless" - on Newsweek's The Dignity Index, described as a survey of "dubious behavior that measures, on a scale of 1 to 100, just how low you can go."

It's been real.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Musgrave opposes Medicare

Squarestate reports that Marilyn Musgrave is one of the radical few who supports screwing over state governments as well as the elderly and infirm of the 4th District.

Would you call this compassionate conservatism or family values?

The bipartisan Protecting the Medicaid Safety Net Act places a moratorium until March 2009 on [the Bush's Administraton's drastic medicare/aid] regulations, and passed today by a vote of 349-62 after being reported by the Energy and Commerce Committee by a unanimous vote of 46 to 0 and receiving support from all 50 Governors.

Total cuts for Colorado proposed by the Bush Administration and agreed to by only 62 legislators, including our two warm-hearted Christians Marilyn Musgrave and Doug Lamborn: $787 Million over five years.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

GOP county commissioner DIDN'T rape man - Usually, it's not a good thing when a Republican elected official gets caught with hundreds of tapes of himself having sex with prostitutes. But for Cumberland County Commissioner Bruce Barclay (R), it was his lucky day.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Arbeit Macht Frei

"The workers were smiling; they were happy."

- former CD-4 Congressman and Marilyn Musgrave predecessor Bob Schaffer.

It turns out that Republican Bob Schaffer has a history with Jack Abramoff and the worker exploitation on the Marianas Islands, which MusgraveMustGo has written about before in relation to Schaffer's protege, Marilyn Musgrave.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Let's point out the obvious

In today's Coloradoan:
Let's pretend that Rep. Marilyn Musgrave is not in the pocket of big oil and gas. Let's assume that Marilyn really believes in protecting tax breaks for big oil and gas at the expense of renewable energy investment here in Northern Colorado.

So why would we want such a wrong-headed person representing us in Congress?

Tom Tripp,
Fort Collins

Monday, March 24, 2008

Musgrave opposes renewable-energy tax credits

Marilyn Musgrave: still in the pocket of Big Oil. The Coloradoan reports:

Colorado is banking on it.

Everyone from Gov. Bill Ritter and state legislators to university researchers and city officials is dreaming about Colorado striking gold through the new energy economy.

That is why some people were surprised when Rep. Marilyn Musgrave voted against federal legislation extending renewable-energy tax credits that passed the House last month.


"The renewable energy credits would be paid for by reductions in tax credits for the oil and gas industry and would not add to the federal budget deficit. With oil at more than $100 a barrel, many folks think the petroleum industry needs no 'incentive' to look for oil."

Musgrave voted against House Resolution 5351 to extend $18 billion in tax breaks to public and private utilities in order to produce renewable energy.

The bill also provides incentives for biodiesel production and installation of alternative fuel stations - a movement Ritter has heavily promoted statewide.

The bill also promotes energy conservation and efficiency through tax breaks for net metering and credits to homeowners who make energy-efficient improvements to their property.

The bill, passed 236-182, is funded by eliminating tax breaks traditionally given to the oil and gas industry and is currently in the Senate.

Follow the money:, a nonprofit organization that follows campaign donations, showed Musgrave has accepted $10,000 from the oil and gas industry in the 2008 election cycle and nearly $125,000 since taking office.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Uh-oh! One Hastert buddy goes down

Uh oh! It looks like Marilyn Musgrave pal Denny Hastert -- previously featured here -- didn't exactly leave his congressional district in order for his Republican cronies.

After he slunk off into the night and abandoned his seat (makes it easier to rake in the big bucks as a lobbyist), they had to hold a special election to fill it. This seat has been in Republican hands since the Ford administration!

Congratulations to Democratic Congressman-elect Bill Foster! Your constituents said "Hell No!" to more Republican cronyism.

One Hastert buddy down. Plenty more to go!

Friday, February 29, 2008

Rubberstamp Musgrave

Coloradoan LTE:

It wasn't bad enough that our grandchildren's future has been mortgaged for the benefit of war profiteers such as Haliburton, who are now taking their huge earnings overseas to avoid U.S. taxes. Today, it was announced that we have just experienced the highest rate of inflation (16 percent) in 16 years. According to reports, this increase was linked to price rises in gasoline, energy and drugs, products of the same industries receiving special treatment and subsidies from Republican-passed legislation under the current administration. We shouldn't be surprised at who's getting welfare now!

Not only do we need to remove the current spendthrift administration, we need to get rid of the rubber-stamp Congress, including Marilyn Musgrave, who has also allowed this to happen, along with replacing outgoing Sen. Wayne Allard with someone who will do the right thing.

Charlotte Miller,
Fort Collins

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Musgrave's cash flow problem


The National Republican Congressional Committee could have a harder time this year helping Rep. Marilyn Musgrave hang on to her 4th District House seat due to a serious cash shortage.

The NRCC, the House Republicans' fundraising arm, began the 2008 election year with $5.5 million in the bank and debts of $2.9 million.

Its Democratic counterpart, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, had $35 million on hand and debts of $1.4 million.

Two years ago, the NRCC spent $1.8 million on Musgrave's campaign. She won in a three-way race with 46 percent of the vote - the lowest winning percentage in all of the 2006 House races.

Although the NRCC will raise a lot more money between now and Election Day, it's doubtful the group will catch up with the DCCC, and it will be hard-pressed to match what it spent on Musgrave's behalf in 2006, said Nathan Gonzales, political editor for the nonpartisan Rothenberg Political Report.