“Full Frontal” on TABOR and Doug Bruce

Colorado was a big topic of discussion on the TBS comedy show “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” on Wednesday. If you haven’t already seen it, you need to stop whatever you are doing and watch the full six-minute bit below.

The segment features Mike Rubens exploring Colorado’s fiscal problems thanks to TABOR titled “Doug Bruce Ruined Colorado.” The video includes Governor John Hickenlooper in a plum-colored shirt, as well as the following verbatim quotes from Doug Bruce himself:

“People would be very foolish to say that civil rights just has to do with benefits to black people…hispanics, blacks, orientals, whatever.”

“Martin Luther King and I are both…” [pause while Bruce burps — literally] “…freedom fighters.”

“‘Communal’ is a word…the derivation of which is ‘commune,’ which is…’communism.'”

“I wasn’t aware that this proceeding was going to turn into a homosexual encounter.”


2 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Majority Moderate says:

    I know the approach on "Full Frontal" is to be funny, but it seems like Samantha Bee and the show's producers kind of blew the opportunity to tell/warn the rest of the Nation about the many ways that Colorado has suffered under TABOR, particularly with regards to the ratchet down effect.

    While it implied that nobody would vote to raise their own taxes, we have proved that wrong.  But even after 25 years of TABOR, a large amount of the voting public still does not fully understand its many implications and ramifications.  And that is the real danger of TABOR – people swear by it without realizing exactly what it entails

  2. mamajama55 says:

    Doug Bruce is probably in line for a Trump cabinet position. Something having to do with infrastructure and education funding.

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