It’s bad enough that Donald Trump used and lied to a grieving widow at his State of the Union speech on Tuesday. His claim that “valuable intelligence” was obtained in the raid that killed William “Ryan” Owens and 30 civilians including children is an outright fabrication. The father of the slain SEAL is calling for an investigation into the raid and refused a meeting with Trump.
Remember a time not so long ago when Wikileaks and Julian Assange were persona non grata in the eyes of Republicans—enemies of America in fact? Here’s what former and sometimes current right-wing radio host Mike Rosen thought of them then:
One amusing facet of modern “conservatism” is the propensity for its members to be the very things that they purport to despise. Meet Colorado State Rep. Tim “Jailbird” Leonard (R-Evergreen), who was recently sentenced to fourteen days in jail on contempt of court charges.
There are plenty of reasons to oppose State Rep. Dave Williams’ (R-Colorado Springs) anti-sanctuary bill. Sanctuary cities are safer than non-sanctuary cities, undocumented immigrants are less likely to commit crimes than U.S. citizens, and the bill would place an unfunded burden on local law-enforcement, to name a few. But I want to focus on something else: hypocrisy.
If the name Kendal Unruh rings a bell, it’s because she led a local effort to dump Donald Trump. She is one of the most conservative people you will come across and recognized early that he would damage the conservative brand. Here she is taking Trump to task for saying he would destroy the career of a state legislator when a Sheriff complained she was trying to pass legislation against civil asset forfeiture.
Marla Spinuzzi Reichert is the newly elected chair of the Pueblo County GOP. She is also prone to posting fake news. Here are just a few of the many examples from over the last few months.
Senator Tim Neville apparently thinks government is the enemy, so he posts false headline to “prove” it
My colleagues and I, in reporting about the phenomenon of fake news on social media, have highlighted the propensity of partisan publications to use false or misleading headlines as a propaganda tactic.
Joshua Hosler is a candidate for GOP Vice-Chair of El Paso County. In a Facebook post Sunday, he detailed how he walked out of his church when his priest read a bible verse relating to refugees. Although he doesn’t specify which verses the priest read, it is likely this one, which is fairly unequivocal:
Although this column is used to point out the crazy things emanating from the Fever Swamps™, I also want to encourage reasonable behavior that I see from a handful of Colorado conservatives. I respect conservatives who have principles that don’t change depending on who wields power, so when I come across this type of post, I will do my best to relay it. A tip of my cap to Isaiah Hess, who’s a member of the executive committee of Colorado’s Republican Party.
All the people who posted the following on Facebook are big Donald Trump supporters who presumably found it just fine that he admitted to sexually assaulting women.