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.
In a violent display of bigotry that left one counter-protester dead and many more injured, white nationalists descended upon Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend to protest the city’s plan to remove a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee.
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.
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.
The majority of Coloradans didn’t elect Donald Trump, so when he won the White House, many were likely left feeling dejected and wondering what comes next. Given the massive Denver protest in the days following the election, it’s clear that many Coloradans are looking for ways to take action.