Former Colo Republican Activist Wants Trump Out

(He’s not wrong about Trump, but this word salad is something else: “On this side of the looking glass, we find ourselves in the year 2020, it seems as though nothing is as it was, and that nothing will be as we were promised.” — Promoted by Colorado Pols)

A conservative activist, once regarded in Colorado as a partisan Republican, is now saying Trump has “failed in even the simplest of pursuits in his role,” and wants the president defeated in November.

Jonathan Lockwood, who worked for former U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO), has aligned himself with the Lincoln Project, a Republican-lead organization working to defeat Trump.

“The president has failed to elevate our collective consciousness, and he has failed in even the simplest of pursuits in his role,” said Lockwood when asked why he’s turned against the president. “The antics are not just campaign tactics, they are character flaws. The cover-ups and insidious events are alarming.”

Lockwood insists he wants Democrats and Republicans to come together to solve problems.

‪“America is in crisis,” he wrote in a statement to the Colorado Times Recorder. “We need leaders on both sides of the aisle to stand up to profligate personalities occupying positions of power. I will continue to speak out on division and lawlessness, and advocate for policies that advance a fairer and freer society. My purpose is to manifest a new world—one not imprisoned by chaos and revolution, but evolution and order. “Our future is at stake, we must fight not only for survival, but for survival. Imagine a world without war, poverty and suffering—even just for a moment—we need leaders to capture that spark, the imagination of our nation, and aspire for better by appealing to the best in all of us, not the worst humanity has to offer. On this side of the looking glass, we find ourselves in the year 2020, it seems as though nothing is as it was, and that nothing will be as we were promised.”

Those may not sound like words you’d expect from a former spokesperson for Colorado House Republicans and Oregon House and Senate Republicans or from someone who concocted a nuclear-bomb-themed attack advertisement targeting Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet, but Lockwood is seriously disappointed by Trump.

“I voted for the president because the stakes were high, and the partisan warfare was real,” he wrote. “I took him at his word that he would be fiscally conservative, but he has delivered a fiscally irresponsible administration. He’s advanced the Pelosi spending agenda. He promised a smarter foreign policy and he has delivered a more vulnerable America due to his nefarious volatility.”

Lockwood was among the leaders of campaigns to recall Colorado Democrats for passing gun control laws. And he worked for GOP candidate Casper Stockham, who’s currently running for Congress in the Seventh Congressional District.

He directed Advancing Colorado, a now-defunct conservative multi-issue advocacy group in Colorado and was a fellow both for the Charles Koch Institute and legislative fellow with American Legislative Exchange Council

“It is not too late though, and while I don’t expect people on the other side of the aisle to be waving and holding open arms — we need to seriously come together and unite for humanity,” Lockwood wrote.

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  1. Chickenheed says:

    Lockwood always struck me as someone who was in politics for the lulz. Someone who just loved trolling and smearing and generally pissing people off and called it activism. A younger, less genuine version of Caldera if you will.

    It appears he wants to be more genuine now. I'm all for it. But his troll-ish past means I'm not likely to take him fully at his word just yet.

  2. JohnInDenver says:

    Happy to see another Trump supporter agree Trump is an awful *resident, and should go.  But even in his anti-Trump position, he's demonstrating how he is not an ally.  He's objecting to "profligate personalities" and the "Pelosi spending agenda."  He objects to "nefarious volatility" in foreign policy, not the support of autocrats or irritation of allies.  He wants "a fairer and freer society" — and doesn't seem to recognize that in some areas, a fairer society will conflict with a freer society.

    Welcome to the 2020 Resistance.  Perhaps a closer interaction with others who oppose Trump may encourage dialogue on other issues — but I don't expect enthusiastic search for commonality to become a hallmark of Mr. Lockwood.

  3. MichaelBowman says:

    When Trump’s world has lost this guy you can be assured the train’s dun gone round the bend…


  4. Diogenesdemar says:

    Just now realizing Ttump’s an unmitigated disaster (but, of course, for so many of the wrong reasons), Jonathan???? Well, here’s a big, bigger, biggliest evah, fuck you — go crawl back under your rock; go directly to your rock, do no pass Go, do not collect nada.

    Typing this sorta’ makes me wanna’ chew my fingers off, . .

    . . . and yes, it’s the lowest of low bars, but . . .

    . . . I’m still far more likely to give a listen to anything Moderatus has to say than I would this twitjut. 

  5. NOV GOP meltdown says:

    This is big. A guy who worked for a perennial joke congressional candidate/Uber driver, and who directed " a now defunct conservative multi issue advocacy group " now says Trump is bad.  Stop the presses.

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