I wrote a few weeks ago about the perplexing association that some in the Colorado GOP maintain with Tom Ready. He’s the guy that throws a “Steak Fry fundraiser” every year to benefit Colorado Republicans. He’s also a racist and a conspiracy-theorist nut. A few years ago, while running for county commissioner, he revealed that he’s a Sandy Hook truther, and over the past few years he’s posted a non-stop stream of racist Facebook posts.
I’ve written a few times about Joshua Hosler, a failed primary candidate for Colorado’s House of Representatives, Facebook provocateur and Vice Chair of the El Paso County GOP. Mr. Hosler was endorsed by Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams.
UPDATE 9/12/2017: This post was updated below to include a response from Jeff Hunt, director of the Centennial Institute. Among other things, he writes, “It is a strategic objective of Colorado Christian University to: Impact our culture in support of traditional family values, sanctity of life, compassion for the poor, Biblical view of human nature, limited government, personal freedom, free markets, natural law, original intent of the Constitution and Western civilization.” See his entire response below.
Colorado GOP chair defends pardon of racist sheriff Joe Arpaio after calling accusations of racism in the GOP absurd
Colorado Republican Chairman Jeff Hays made some news last month in the wake of the Charlottesville Nazi attacks by offering up the following quote:
I see a lot of bad stuff in the #FeverSwamps™, but I am continually shocked by the depravity of a Republican activist and fundraiser named Tom Ready. Each year, Tom Ready holds a “Steak Fry” that benefits Republicans under his “Let’s Win” PAC. Each year, some of the biggest names in GOP state politics show up to eat and drink with him.
Slate has an article out detailing Russian bot attempts to sow discord in the United States by ginning up racial strife in the wake of the tragic Charlottesville rally. It’s worth the read:
This story flew around the Fever Swamps™ like a bad illness when it was first reported. It went along the lines of: Overly politically correct ESPN banned an announcer from a game simply because he shared a name with infamous traitor General Robert E. Lee. State Rep. Lori Saine (R-Firestone) bought it.
A few years ago I ran across what had become an inside joke among liberal political bloggers. Basically, if you are looking for an explanation for GOP actions and behaviors that don’t make sense through a political lens, you should look to Cleek’s Law:
If you haven’t seen it, the GOP and Jeff Hunt, the anti-LGBT bigot who runs the Centennial Institute these days, made a dance video to promote the 2017 Western Conservative Summit. That’s the yearly meeting where “conservatives” get together and preach to the choir about their “economic anxiety” and promote their irrational fear of the “other”.
Despite wading through the Fever Swamps™ on a daily basis, sometimes even I am caught off guard by the overt, disgusting racism openly displayed by some members of the Colorado Republican Party.