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Bad week for the Republicans

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Last week's rulings -- outlawing vouchers and Republican efforts to gerrymander the congressional redistricting maps -- left the Grand Old Party sputtering vows to appeal. Meanwhile, Rush Limbaugh erupted in anger after investigators looking for proof that he illegally obtained drugs raided his doctor's offices.

Oh, and by the way, the congressman who represents Colorado Springs is named Joel Hefley.

Kathy Kopta -  - Northeast -  - Court reporter  -  - Is Rush Limbaugh a big fat idiot? Yes. He is a bigot. He thinks he is better than everybody else. I don't listen to him. -  - What do you think about his drug habit, given his past vitriol against drug dealers? It's ridiculous. But he will get off. That's the way this country is going. You've got the money -- you get off. I would be surprised if he would even get charged. -  - What do you think about the vouchers going down? I don't have kids in school, so I really don't have an opinion on it.  -  - What do you think about Republicans losing the fight for congressional redistricting? That's fine with me; I'm not a Republican. -  - Who is your congressman and what has he done for you lately? I have no idea.
  • Kathy Kopta

    Northeast

    Court reporter

    Is Rush Limbaugh a big fat idiot? Yes. He is a bigot. He thinks he is better than everybody else. I don't listen to him.

    What do you think about his drug habit, given his past vitriol against drug dealers? It's ridiculous. But he will get off. That's the way this country is going. You've got the money -- you get off. I would be surprised if he would even get charged.

    What do you think about the vouchers going down? I don't have kids in school, so I really don't have an opinion on it.

    What do you think about Republicans losing the fight for congressional redistricting? That's fine with me; I'm not a Republican.

    Who is your congressman and what has he done for you lately? I have no idea.

Gary Peterson -  - Southern Colorado Springs -  - Unemployed -  - Is Rush Limbaugh a big fat idiot? Yes. He is way too liberal. I can't stand the guy. -  - What do you think about the vouchers going down? I'm in favor of those vouchers, although I'm not in a school district that uses them. I think it gives persons the choice of which school they want to go. -  - What do you think about Republicans losing the fight for congressional redistricting? I haven't really thought about since it came out this week. I'm not thrilled or unthrilled about that. -  - Who is your congressman and what has he done for you lately? Scott McInnis. And he has done nothing, but that's what I want him to do for me.
  • Gary Peterson

    Southern Colorado Springs

    Unemployed

    Is Rush Limbaugh a big fat idiot? Yes. He is way too liberal. I can't stand the guy.

    What do you think about the vouchers going down? I'm in favor of those vouchers, although I'm not in a school district that uses them. I think it gives persons the choice of which school they want to go.

    What do you think about Republicans losing the fight for congressional redistricting? I haven't really thought about since it came out this week. I'm not thrilled or unthrilled about that.

    Who is your congressman and what has he done for you lately? Scott McInnis. And he has done nothing, but that's what I want him to do for me.

William Sandman -  - Union Boulevard -  - Network technician -  - Is Rush Limbaugh a big fat idiot? No. I enjoy listening to him. He is a very good commentator. -  - What do you think about his drug habit, given his past vitriol against drug dealers? That had to do with his back. When you are in excruciating pain you've got to have something to alleviate it. It's unfortunate that he got addicted to it. -  - What do you think about the vouchers going down? I'm all for the vouchers. You got a lot of people that want to have a choice where they send their kids to school. That's the way it should be.  Who is your congressman and what has he done for you lately? I have to check that out.
  • William Sandman

    Union Boulevard

    Network technician

    Is Rush Limbaugh a big fat idiot? No. I enjoy listening to him. He is a very good commentator.

    What do you think about his drug habit, given his past vitriol against drug dealers? That had to do with his back. When you are in excruciating pain you've got to have something to alleviate it. It's unfortunate that he got addicted to it.

    What do you think about the vouchers going down? I'm all for the vouchers. You got a lot of people that want to have a choice where they send their kids to school. That's the way it should be. Who is your congressman and what has he done for you lately? I have to check that out.

James Farmer -  - Woodland Park -  - Computer operator -  - Is Rush Limbaugh a big fat idiot? Basically, yes. He pushes his point of view at the expenses of his audience. -  - What do you think about his drug habit, given his past vitriol against drug dealers? It's ironic and it's so amusing. -  - What do you think about Republicans losing the fight for congressional redistricting? That's wonderful. I don't think they should be able to redistrict whenever they want to. They have to follow the constitution. -  - Who is your congressman and what has he done for you lately? I couldn't tell you either one of those.
  • James Farmer

    Woodland Park

    Computer operator

    Is Rush Limbaugh a big fat idiot? Basically, yes. He pushes his point of view at the expenses of his audience.

    What do you think about his drug habit, given his past vitriol against drug dealers? It's ironic and it's so amusing.

    What do you think about Republicans losing the fight for congressional redistricting? That's wonderful. I don't think they should be able to redistrict whenever they want to. They have to follow the constitution.

    Who is your congressman and what has he done for you lately? I couldn't tell you either one of those.

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