State Rep. Tim Leonard’s (R-Evergreen) made a controversial Facebook post last week, in which he likened Women’s March protestors to Nazi paramilitary thugs, specifically “Hitler’s Brownshirts.”
In light of Colorado Times Recorder’s recent reporting on false, sexist and racist social media posts by Mesa County GOP Vice Chair Mark McCallister, an article from Sam Brasch of Colorado Public Radio’s Colorado Matters last Friday provides new context to the succession of Republican leadership in Mesa since the 2016 Presidential election, and may indicate a trend toward extremist and hardline positions among the executive officers.
It’s the kind of conservative Facebook post you might roll your eyes at and move on, except it was posted just before last week’s murder of five staffers at a Maryland newspaper.
How could little old you possibly make a big-ass political candidate comply with Colorado’s campaign finance and disclosure laws?
Acclaimed author and public radio personality David Sedaris shared his unique powers of wit and perception with a near-capacity crowd at Denver’s Tattered Cover Bookstore on Colfax Thursday night. Touring to promote his latest book, a collection of short stories, Sedaris read from both the new work, Calypso, as well as his 2017 collection of diary entries, Theft by Finding.
In May, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) took legislative action to acknowledge the “dark moment” of Japanese internment camps, but faced with the current reality of the Trump administration’s child internment camps, he refused to join any of the several legislative efforts to stop them, instead only signing on to a letter.
Open letter to my elected representatives –
There’s a lot of talk about how divided America is these days, and a trip through the Facebook page of the Pueblo County Republican Party proves the point.
Walker Stapleton endorser Tom Tancredo has partnered with State Sen. Tim Neville (R-Littleton) and his son Joe Neville to promote political messaging that reflects the anti-immigrant rhetoric of President Trump and pushes the limits of inflammatory and race-baiting statements.
Gardner Sees Trump’s North Korea Talks As “Positive Development” After Denouncing Obama For Lesser Dialogue
UPDATE: In an NPR interview today, Gardner said he talked to Trump, and Trump agrees that he will not meet with Kim Jong-un without preconditions on denuclearization. For Gardner, this represents a flip back to his old position of insisting on preconditions. Gardner had abandoned this stance (See below.). For the president, it appears Trump hasn’t advocated this stance publicly, only in private to Gardner.