Rep. Phil Covarrubias Has Himself a Facebook Meltdown

You might remember freshman GOP Rep. Phil Covarrubias of Adams County from unfortunate remarks he made on the floor of the Colorado House this past March–which, though they were a little confusing in the delivery, very much appeared to excuse the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Rep. Covarrubias’ comments went national, and as a result most Americans’ first impression of the man came in the form of his apology.

An observant reader alerted us a short while ago that Rep. Covarrubias is right now, as we write having some kind of social media “meltdown”–ranting on Facebook in a way that could make him, well, infamous once again:

Editor’s note: “American” is not a race.

This was all posted a little early in the day to blame liquor or “wacky tobbacky,” but that’s honestly the best theory we’ve got. Rep. Covarrubias is clearly upset about contemporary headlines, but got off track trying to wrap up “Hitlery Clinton,” Harvey Weinstein, and racism against “Americans” into something you’d call a coherent package.

The internment rant and associated controversy already had us thinking Rep. Covarrubias is the present-day Archie Bunker of the Colorado General Assembly. After this bout of social media diarrhea, we’d say it’s safe to remove all doubt.

11 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Genghis says:

    Oh my. This troglodyte is my favorite sort of GOP state legislator: dumb as dog shit and proud as hell about it.

  2. FrankUnderwood says:

    Where in Adams County? North Aurora? Maybe he can be Bannon's conservative alternative to RINO Coffman next year.

  3. Chickenheed says:

    Assholes like Covarrubias decided years ago that the only "True American" was a "True Conservative" just like him. They decided that liberals are incapable of patriotism, that we are a group that is in the way of "True America". I put these phrases in quotes because they are obviously bullshit.

    These beliefs are dangerous to our country. Seriously, when was the last time you remember a conservative admitting that a liberal could be patriotic?

  4. ZappateroZappatero says:

    that stuff is so stooooopid is should be on twitter.

  5. taterheaptom says:

    I think Phil should team up with Box-of-Rocks Scott for the GOOBERnatorial run. 

  6. Bokonon says:

    Notice that when these guys try to show their reasoning process, it all comes out like right wing talk radio? 

    You start out with the reaction – which is usually a blast of rage – and then you connect the dots backwards through a grab bag of various enemies and hot button issues and targets until you can claim justification.  And then you do it again.  And again.  And again.  

    And the problem with this ranting, reactive, backwards logic is  … they don't factor objective information from outside the conservative circle.  It all becomes a way to resist that kind of outside information.  Actual facts about Russian interference in the election get shot down with shouts about "Hitlery Clinton".

    This just shows the damage that the likes of Limbaugh and Savage have done to this nation's critical thinking skills.  Don't these rants sound like them?  


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