I was fascinated by this Glenwood Springs Post Independent letter to the editor written by Garfield County GOP Chair Carrie Couey, who got her fifteen minutes of fame last fall by visiting the Trump White House to “educate” Donald about healthcare. She got the invite because her family was used by conservative operative Laura Carno in a disingenuous, misleading, and seldom watched anti-Michael Bennet ad.
The right wing’s pseudo-concern for treatment of LGBTQ people in foreign lands doesn’t extend to Americans
I see this a lot in the Fever Swamps™. Someone posts a depiction of LGBTQ people being stoned to death or thrown off buildings in theocratic countries. The implication is that liberals just don’t care about persecution in Muslim countries. In this case the headline asks: “Where is the liberal outrage…?” To his credit, Scott Wills, a former school board member and former longtime chair of Elbert County GOP, seems to show genuine concern in his remarks:
I’m not sure who is running the astroturf outfit Advancing Colorado these days. They haven’t issued any press releases since Jonathan Lockwood moved on to Oregon to be the mouthpiece for the Oregon Senate GOP. But occasionally they still tweet, and this recent one caught my eye.
I spend a lot of ink in this column pointing out and criticizing the immoderate and extreme views of Republican officials and activists in Colorado. Having raised several children, however, I know that the carrot can be as effective as the stick—in fact more so.
Derrick Wilburn is a willfully ignorant man who seems to go out of his way to express his hatred for former President Obama whenever he can. Here he goes on a Facebook diatribe claiming Trump said something on Easter that Obama would “never, ever utter.”
Casper Stockham unsuccessfully ran a campaign to unseat U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Denver), and will likely run again in 2018. I’ve flagged a few of Casper’s more egregiously nutty posts, because if nothing else, he’s entertaining. Casper’s fake news beliefs are instructive, however, and represent a microcosm of how the GOP base consumes news. Here’s what he said on Facebook a few days ago:
I ran across this post from State Sen. Kevin Lundberg (R-Berthoud). Taking a standard position in the wake of the Hobby Lobby decision, he argues in favor of Senate Bill 283, which would let businesses discriminate on the basis of “the fundamental right of conscience.” That’s shorthand for “religious beliefs.”