Jefferson County Republican Party refers to Jared Polis as a “Brown Shirt”

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UPDATE: Over the weekend, the Jefferson County Republican Party deleted the post, though officials still have yet to comment.

The Jefferson County Republican Party referred to Congressman Jared Polis as a “Brown Shirt” in an August 1 Facebook post. “Brown Shirt” is a nickname for a member of the Sturmabteilung, Hitler’s Nazi militia which beat and murdered those who opposed his rise to power. Polis, who is Jewish, is Colorado’s Democratic nominee for Governor.

The post shared an article about Rep. Polis’ (D – Boulder) personal wealth and featured a picture of him wearing a suit with a brown dress shirt. Above the image the party wrote:

Jared Polis has a new club “How to Be A Brown Shirt for Fun & Profit”

Nazi references have become a recent habit of Jefferson County Republicans. County Party Chair Joe Webb linked “Brown Shirts” to another Democratic member of Congress two weeks ago, posting:

“Things work out for the best when we disagree with each other respectfully. The Nazis example should teach Dems like Maxine Waters one thing. Today’s button pushers can become tomorrow’s targets. The Brown Shirts (SA) harassed others until Hitler did away with them in the Night of the Long Knives. When one group is unsafe then no one is safe. We should not tolerate this sort of behavior in America.”

Webb was criticizing Rep. Waters’ urging of supporters to confront Trump administration officials they encounter in public places. It’s unclear why he refers to the murderous Brown shirts as “button-pushers,” but he clearly understands that they were Nazi soldiers. Such a comparison would seem to undermine his plea for respectful discourse, which he has made repeatedly, even specifically mentioning the Governor’s race. On June 29 Webb posted:

Votes matter. The cause to prevent Jared Polis from becoming Governor is not served by crawling into the gutter with the worst most juvenile put downs. More people will be attracted to the cause by well thought out and reasoned arguments made with only good humor. Classy is clean, common sense but most importantly effective. It is the only way this race will be won. Think about it.

Former JeffCo Rep. Tim Leonard also used the term. Before he resigned last week — for reasons related to his court-ordered child support obligations — he equated the women who marched in protest of Pres. Trump’s policies to”Hitler’s brownshirts.”

Chairman Webb did not respond to an email request for comment.

28 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Pseudonymous says:

    Yes, openly homosexual Jews were Hitler's secret weapon for ensuring the preeminence of the Reich.

  2. Gilpin Guy says:

    Oye Vey!  Smacks palm to forehead.

    Being insensitive seems to be a genetic trait among these "saved" Pro-Lifers.

  3. Genghis says:

    Winguts have long been uniquely susceptible to Nazi Tourette's, but this one's a howler even by their standards.

    Besides, what's the big deal? There are some "very fine people" among the neo-Nazi and white supremacist communities according to our Republican POTUS.

  4. MichaelBowman says:

    But first, this Public Service Announcement on AMERICAN VALUES from the Huerfano County Republican Party. 

  5. Negev says:

    Doesn't Polis have dual citizenship in Israel? Apparently Jewish Brown Shirts are a thing over there. Wonder how their wall is working out? 

    • RepealAndReplace says:

      Shouldn't you be hosting a Bake Sale for the NRA?

      • Negev says:

        Ammo sale!  Fill two 30 round mags for the price of an order of chicken wings…..

        • mamajama55 says:

          TGIFridays looks kinda greenish and sensitive to me. Smells of political correctitude.  Read their corporate responsibility statement:

          We continue to work closely with our suppliers to identify improved and more humane methods of raising and processing chicken. With our suppliers and the help of others in the market, our goal is to achieve the following by 2024:

          • Source only chicken breeds that are approved by Global Animal Partnership (GAP) as having higher welfare outcomes.

          We will work to ensure our suppliers are in compliance with this commitment via third-party. TGI Fridays has committed to shell and liquid cage-free eggs in 2018 and look to purchasing 100% cage-free eggs within ingredients-based supply chains by end of year 2024.

          Our commitment to responsibility also extends to ingredient integrity and clean label enhancements. We are reviewing all our ingredients and are removing/avoiding ingredients with added MSG or artificial trans fats. We continue to review each ingredient in our recipes with the goal of removing artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners and preservatives. This is in conjunction with our efforts to reduce sodium on our menu.

          We are on a sustained journey to provide the best produce…by working closely with our suppliers to source safe, sustainable, high-quality ingredients from farms, fields and oceans.

          What kind of snowflakey ecoherent shite is that?

          If you're a true-red NRA gunhead – you source your rare red meat from cows  and pigs that suffered short, miserable lives, slaughtered with an AR15 and/or machete, with the rest of the meal drenched in lard, full of GMOS , pesticides,  preservatives, gluten, salt, and sugar, preferably after the meat has been on a month long hiatus back and forth to China, processed by an enslaved immigrant, to truly MAGA.

          Better look into it. TGIF does not MAGA the NRA way.

    • Gilpin Guy says:

      Seriously?  Doesn't Trump have dual citizenship in Russia?

      • MichaelBowman says:

        Doesn’t Eduardo Rafael have/had Canadian citizenship?

        • RepealAndReplace says:

          He did, but when it came out, he said he was planning on denouncing renouncing the Canadian citizenship. Anyone know if he actually went through with it?

          • mamajama55 says:

            He did renounce it in 2016.  Cruz is a slimedog in many ways.

            • MichaelBowman says:

              Speaking of slimedogs….

              It appears our p-grabber-in-chief now has a wider range of options.  Sasha Cohen strikes again. 

              • RepealAndReplace says:

                We need to ask Moderatus and Andrew Carnegie if either wants to be next in line.

                • MichaelBowman says:

                  And give up their AR-15’s? They may have to get special dispensation from Dudley before they could commit?

                • MichaelBowman says:

                  PS: they’re tied up tonight at a Drumpf rally ragging on NFL players kneeling <something><something>

                  • Davie says:

                    Jennifer Rubin puts that picture of Trump cultists into perspective with these cautionary words, and call to action

                    Democracies cannot function without reason and respect for truth, which is why totalitarian movements seek to obliterate both. It’s only when the mob is unhinged and dependent on its leader for direction and for truth that the leader can get away with cruelty, corruption, blatant falsehoods and illegality that would not otherwise be tolerated. The survival of our democracy requires that we not merely jettison Trump and his sycophantic party from power and attend to repair of our democratic institutions, but that we also insist on a level of rational, civil discourse and respect for facts. Mobs cannot practice democratic self-governance; for that we need an engaged, rational citizenry.

                    And by the way, if you didn’t think it was important to turn out to vote, then consider whether you want to be governed by the politicians who thrill that crowd in Tampa.

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