President's "It Takes One" initiative in Colorado, across U.S.

By: KKCO 11 News Email
By: KKCO 11 News Email

Campaign volunteers for President Obama were in full force in Colorado on Saturday. It was part of the nationwide "It Takes One " initiative.

The initiative marks the 100 day countdown to Election Day, and wants everyone to take one action in support of the president to grow the campaign. Senator Mark Udall participated in the Colorado events, kicking off a voter registration launch in Pueblo.

Former Denver mayor Federico Peña spent time in northwest Denver and spoke at a barbeque with Latino community members. More than 4,600 events were held nationally for the "It Takes One" initiative.

Actors John Cho of the Harold and Kumar comedies and Star Trek and Jesse Williams of Grey’s Anatomy were also involved in Colorado.

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  • by Johnny Location: GJ on Jul 30, 2012 at 06:00 PM
    You all playing Democrats and Rupublicans are such lemmings. This is just what they want. Open your eyes...they are ALL corrupt. Blaming lefties or righties just shows you have on blinders and are falling for their foolery. WAKE UP! Goodbye America.
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      by Johnny on Jul 30, 2012 at 06:03 PM in reply to Johnny
      They all eat and drink and laugh it up together at the same bars and restaurants after congress breaks session. Dems, Repubs, G ays, Christians, Jews, all of them. What fools we are.
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        by Independents on Jul 30, 2012 at 07:38 PM in reply to Johnny
        If we could break the two party hold on this country maybe we could end all the fighting, but you're right...America is done.
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      by Solution on Jul 30, 2012 at 07:39 PM in reply to Johnny
      So what is your solution genius? A third party? Good Grief!
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      by D on Jul 30, 2012 at 09:44 PM in reply to Johnny
      Your parents probably kissed America Goodbye many times during their lifetime. You people just can't accept that things change and mostly for better. Would you want to go back to 50's, 60's, 70s? Just enjoy the days you have left, it's not going to last forever.
  • by LMMFAO on Jul 29, 2012 at 08:42 PM
    Par4 is saying this recession is due to over-regulation...I might seriously need an ambulance due to lack of oxygen from hysterical laughter. You righties are good for something, at least. Thank you!!! BAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!
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      by Anonymous on Jul 30, 2012 at 06:17 AM in reply to LMMFAO
      Over regulation????????? Lack of ethics and an understanding of finance would be closer to the truth!
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      by par4 on Jul 30, 2012 at 07:29 AM in reply to LMMFAO
      Nice straw man you built there but I didn't even hint at over regulation. Think your lack of oxygen hit before you read the post!
  • by Dodd-Frank on Jul 29, 2012 at 07:44 PM
    Since the majority of this bill has yet to be enacted, and was passed after the crash of 2008, how was the the main contributor of this recession? Correct me if I'm wrong, but the majority of people attribute it to an unregulated, monolithic financial system, addicted to 'monopoly' derivatives...
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      by par4 on Jul 30, 2012 at 06:13 AM in reply to Dodd-Frank
      The Todd-Frank bill ignores the problem that Barney Frank and Chris Todd helped create in 2003, turning the collateral commitment from 10% to 5% on Fannie loans after the Bush administration had strengthened the same commitment from 3% to 10%. Result, too many people buying houses they obviously couldn't pay for and the fed having to step in and pick up the pieces. So yes, you are correct that the bill itself did not cause the problem, just the sponsors, which they did nothing to correct with the bill. Fox guarding the henhouse?
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      by Bawney Fwank on Jul 30, 2012 at 05:57 PM in reply to Dodd-Frank
      Have you hawd the dwivel that spills out of my g @ y mouth? I know just enough Financial/Washington speak to make my H0m0 suppowtews think I know something. I can't wait to get back home to my boyfwend, o wait we wuh mawied!
  • by Come again? on Jul 29, 2012 at 07:24 PM
    Par4: I'm confused by your post...are you saying FY 2009 wasn't Bush's budget? And it's a lie that TARP was Bush's?

    Duh: The House has to be a part of passing a budget, the President can only submit it, so for you to blame just be branch of gov't again demonstrates why you go by the name 'Duh'. Since they made it very clear from day one that their only purpose was to defeat Obama, it doesn't surprise me a budget hasn't been passed.
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      by par4 on Jul 30, 2012 at 06:27 AM in reply to Come again?
      The lie is that TARP, while it did belong to Bush, was intended only to bail out the banks affected by the Fannie Mae fiasco. Much of the 2009 spending that was attributed to Bushes budget was actually added on after he was out of office. Democrats had control of all 3 branches for 2 years and still couldn't come up with a budget of their own. Even the democrats don't go along with the mess that Obama has submitted!
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        by Derivatives on Jul 30, 2012 at 07:35 PM in reply to par4
        You need to read a few of Michael Lewis' books, sir, you really don't have a clue. We're there people who bought houses they couldn't afford...most definitely, but it wasn't Frank or Dodd cooking up ways to do it, those were the people who got our money from Bush after they had already made money off the bundles of loans they knew were bad and bet on them going bad. So, you see, they got paid twice and left us with the mess that followed.
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          by par4 on Jul 30, 2012 at 08:24 PM in reply to Derivatives
          And you sir, should study history.In September 2003 the Bush administration launched a measure to bring Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac under stricter regulatory control, after a report by outside investigators established that they were not adequately hedging against risks and that Fannie Mae in particular had scandalously mis-stated its accounts. In 2006, it was revealed that Fannie Mae had overstated its earnings — to which its senior executives' bonuses were linked — by a stunning $9.3billion. Between 1998 and 2003, Fannie Mae's executive chairman, Franklin Raines, picked up over $90m in bonuses and stock options. Yet Barney Frank and his chums blocked all Bush's attempts to put a rein on Raines. During the House Financial Services Committee hearing following Bush's initiative, Frank declared: "The more people exaggerate a threat of safety and soundness [at Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae], the more people conjure up the possibility of serious financial losses to the Treasury which I do not see. I think we see entities that are fundamentally sound financially." His colleague on the committee, the California Democrat Maxine Walters, said: "There were nearly a dozen hearings where we were trying to fix something that wasn't broke. Mr Chairman, we do not have a crisis at Freddie Mac and particularly at Fannie Mae under the outstanding leadership of Mr Franklin Raines."
  • by Name calling? on Jul 29, 2012 at 07:17 PM
    Are you kidding!?! It's not those in the middle or left who specialize in name calling. You repukes hated Obama and started the name calling ( I.e. leftist fascists) long before he was ever elected, so who are the pathetic, desperate illiterates again?
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      by Only The Facts on Jul 30, 2012 at 09:48 AM in reply to Name calling?
      Too bad you couldn't refrain from "name calling" during your rant on name calling.
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        by Oh right on Jul 30, 2012 at 07:30 PM in reply to Only The Facts
        Why is it that republicans can start it, and expect no one else to finish it? Then, when you all get a taste of your own medicine, it's somehow different from when this all started back in 2008.
  • by Still laughing on Jul 29, 2012 at 07:13 PM
    So, Par4, how much money has the Kochtopus received since Freddy Senior came back from Communist Russia in the 40's? A lot more than Solyndra, no doubt.
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      by par4 on Jul 30, 2012 at 06:15 AM in reply to Still laughing
      How does this excuse Obama's expenditure of our tax money?
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        by Still laughing on Jul 30, 2012 at 07:27 PM in reply to par4
        How does this excuse your hypocrisy?
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          by par4 on Jul 31, 2012 at 07:22 AM in reply to Still laughing
          Care to document how much Koch Industries companies have received at taxpayer expense? Real easy to throw out accusations that are unfounded. This is typical liberal thinking, anyone who has been a successful business person, Soros excepted, has to be a crook. You need to do a little research prior to posting. And kindly explain how you arrived at the conclusion that I have been hypocritical.
  • by David Location: GJ on Jul 29, 2012 at 01:48 PM
    "It Takes One" grain of sand to ruin romance on the beach. "It Takes One" one mosquito to ruin the party. "It Takes One" man to ruin a country. etc...
  • by Anonymous on Jul 29, 2012 at 01:17 PM
    The only thing more dangerous to America than Obama and his cronies are the idiots who support him (or think that there is such a thing as a free lunch.)
  • by keep laughing your a** off.... on Jul 29, 2012 at 11:54 AM
    because believing in this president and what he is doing is definitely going to come back and bite you in it.... so if you just laugh it off won't be that much to bite. idiot. All the liberal spin just isn't working anymore. blah blah blah
  • by William on Jul 29, 2012 at 10:42 AM
    Come on man, everybody knows the western slope is red! The problem lies with the dense population centers of the front range which are blue. With population comes representation and the electoral college vote, so it does not matter what us back rangers think or vote. Will the front range be blue this year? Probably, so, BO has already won Colorado, regardless of what the residents in the center of the universe grand valley think.
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      by Nun on Jul 30, 2012 at 09:51 AM in reply to William
      Its possible to be fiscally conservative and socially liberal. So Romney may do better in Colorado than expected.
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