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  • Writer's pictureMario Nicolais

Colorado Sen. Kevin Priola should be a lesson to the Colorado GOP

President Ronald Reagan famously quipped, “I didn’t leave the Democratic Party. The party left me.”

More than a half century later, the modern equivalent seems to be, “I didn’t leave the Republican Party. The party went crazy, traded its principles for conspiracies, and began throwing dishware at my head.”

At least, that is what it probably seems like to State Sen. Kevin Priola. Last week, Priola shook the Colorado political world when he changed party affiliation midway through his final legislative term.

It only took two days for embittered Republicans to begin a recall effort against their former colleague. But that is the way for dying animals like the current Colorado GOP; lash out in anger and vitriol against anyone and anything.

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