With rumors that Derrick Wilburn may take a run at State Chair of the Colorado GOP, I thought it might be useful to take a look at the type of things he believes. In this instance, he posted his thoughts about liberalism and parlayed them into a chance to launch a sideways attack on one of the most vulnerable groups of people in our society—transgender citizens.
The Colorado Senate GOP spokesperson Sean Paige is known to have a penchant for stretching the truth. That’s something that comes with being a rigid ideologue and a hyper-partisan, but when I read post below, I guffawed at the brazen nature of it. No new homes are being built? Really?
When you want to imply something that isn’t true, how do you do it? You do it with a misleading headline, of course. Here we have 630-AM KHOW’s Michael Brown, radio host and infamously inept and under-qualified head of FEMA under the George W. Bush administration, showing how it’s done:
Four people kidnap and torture a man. They’re caught and charged with crimes that will likely keep them in prison for life. For the GOP, this is proof that Obama and Black Lives Matter are racist and responsible for the crimes.
A while back, Denver blogger Jason Salzman called the GOP’s Otero County Chair Judy Reyher to ask about seemingly racist posts on her Facebook page—things like complaining that black people are “hate filled beings” and many other examples. At the time she denied being a racist.
With all the stories about “fake news” in the election, you would think someone like Casper Stockham (R-Colorado), Dianna Degette’s (D-Colorado) opponent in the recent Colorado CD1 election, would be reluctant to post fake news on his Facebook page.
First things first. I have to credit Colorado State House Republican Justin Everett for being willing to defend his views on twitter. I’ve been blocked by dozens of Republican lawmakers for simply arguing against their positions, even when I’ve done so in a polite and respectful way.
U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colorado) seems to admit that there is no actual GOP “replacement” for the Affordable Care Act, despite the fact that he seems to be in a great hurry to repeal it.
District 59’s GOP representative J Paul Brown (R) is apparently a big fan of Cliven Bundy, the freeloading rancher who wants taxpayers to fund his ranching because he apparently isn’t very good at it. Bundy is also a racist, as the following quote illustrates:
Conservative Elbert County Commissioner Robert Rowland doesn’t think Michelle Obama’s face is presentable
Sometimes a Facebook post just speaks for itself. In this case, Elbert County Commissioner sees a fake-newsy article containing a lovely Christmas Card from the Obama family and feels compelled to insult the first lady by saying they had to Photoshop her face to make it “presentable”.