I’ve written in this space about Rep. Tim Leonard (R-Evergreen) before. He is one of the most radical members of the Colorado State Legislature. Well, he’s at it again, this time posting this video with a cryptic warning to know the cost/benefit trade-off regarding vaccinating children.
tales from the fever swamp
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.
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.
State Sen. Vicki Marble (R-Ft. Collins) is no stranger to racial controversy. She came under fire in 2013 when she reinforced the stereotype of African Americans eating fried chicken as a reason that many of them live in poverty. In the same rant, she proclaimed that Mexican Americans eat vegetables until they move to the United States, despite the fact that Mexico has a higher rate of obesity than the United States.
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?