I’m told by people close to me that it’s likely a good thing that after nearly three years of wading through the swamp of conservative social media posts, I still have the ability to be shocked by what I read. That was the case last week when I ran across an article posted by the chair of the Denver GOP, Jake Viano.
“BREAKING: Quarterback Colin Kaepernick tells CBS he’ll stand during the national anthem if given chance to play football in NFL again.”
Columnists shouldn’t have trumpeted outlier poll showing free speech is “deeply imperiled” on campuses
The Denver Post has run two guest opinion columns (by a local columnist here and by a syndicated columnist here) relying heavily on a dubious study, financed by the right-wing Koch Foundation and conducted by a UCLA professor, which concluded that “freedom of expression is deeply imperiled on U.S. campuses.”
The embrace of GOP State House candidate Raymond Garcia reveals the rot within Colorado GOP leadership
According to two-time State House candidate Raymond Garcia, who once admitted everything he posts on Facebook is “pretty much a joke”, he “doesn’t follow along with unsubstantiated stories”.
Gardner, who called questions about women’s health a distraction, has now voted nine times to defund Planned Parenthood
Back when he was running for U.S. Senate in 2014, Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) dismissed his opponents’ repeated accusations that Gardner would use his power to restrict access to abortion and contraception.
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.