After witnessing Trump blow through as much money on his weekly golf excursions in five months as Obama did in nearly eight years, I thought I would revisit this post by State Senator Tim Neville (R-Littleton).
I have to admit that it is hard to read what conservative officials post on Facebook sometimes. This morning was one of those days. I went looking for conservative reaction to the testimony of former acting Attorney General Sally Yates, in which she described warning Trump’s counsel that Michael T. Flynn was compromised by the Russians and had been lying to members of the administration, including the vice president.
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:
This happens all the time in the Fever Swamps™. Climate change is obviously a hoax because it snowed!
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.
Former GOP candidate for Congress Casper Stockham likes to lecture people about what is and isn’t fake news. Yesterday, he posted this on Facebook:
I ran across this post by Pueblo County Republican chair Marla Reichert and it seemed fishy to me.
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.”