UNMASKED: The Dumbest Book Preview Video You’ll See Sunday

Former Sen. Kevin Lundberg (right).

From the high-commission conservative fundraising site Freedomfy–that’s right, kids, Jon Caldara has a piece of the action–comes a preview of an upcoming Very Important Self-Published Book™ written by a hefty group of Republican lawmakers and hard-right local activists just in time for the 2020 election season: UNMASKED2020: Colorado’s Radical Left Turn and a Warning to America.

Are you excited? Because we’re excited:

The book, UNMASKED2020: Colorado’s Radical Left Turn and a Warning to America, will consist of 15 chapters in approximately 200 pages, each written by a different contributor. Five of the fifteen coauthors are current or former elected Colorado legislators, including a former President of the State Senate and a former chairman of the Senate Health Committee. Two are involved with broadcast journalism, two are attorneys, one the director of a university-based think tank, one a former deputy administrator of a federal agency, and another a former Colorado regional coordinator for Americans for Prosperity.

The “partial list” of contributors to UNMASKED2020 isn’t exactly an “A-List” of Colorado Republicans, but it is a fair number with a few modestly notable names: former Colorado Senate President John Andrews, Jeff Hunt of the religious right Centennial Institute, former fringe-right Sen. Kevin Lundberg, local talk radio freakshow Randy Corporon, the “gruesome twosome” of Rep. Kim Ransom and Rep. Dave Williams, and Sen. Rob Woodward who colleagues know is a charming man to work both for and with. Lundberg narratives the preview video above, and let’s face it, folks: the man’s got a golden voice.

As for what these very fine people have to say in the actual book, it’s not looking real good.

“First the coronavirus pandemic upended everything. Then in May after another few weeks, racial tensions flared following the George Floyd death. Then before long, well-organized seditious elements began abusing the people’s freedom of assembly with violent nihilist riots. The shock and strain these compounding crises placed upon Colorado’s institutions of self-government, and on the elected officials leading them, can hardly be overstated…. But I agree with our chapter authors that these leaders and too many others in state government, local government, public health, and law enforcement did not rise to the occasion as we the people had a right to expect they should.”

-Former Senate President John Andrews, “A Warning to America”

“It is time for the elected leaders of our state to put public health officials back into their proper role. They must, once again, become objective scientists who are ready and able to give good counsel to our elected leaders and the public. Never again should public health officials become our unaccountable and unelected rulers.”

-Former Senator Kevin Lundberg, “Public Health Today Means Command and Control”

“In mid-February the grassroots activists received a slap in the face. The vaccination bill that was defeated last year came back to life. SB 20-163, “School Entry Immunization,” was introduced…. Like last year, hundreds of parents with children in-hand testified before the Senate committee hearing. Once again politicians disregarded the personal stories and comments from citizens and parents and passed the bill.”

-Kim Monson and Patti Kurgan, “Citizen Voices Silenced”

In short, if you believe that everything and everybody including your local fire department is out to get you, especially anybody who tells you to (gasp) wear a mask or (gasp even harder) vaccinate your kids, this book is for you! But based on every poll in sight on all of these issues, we can say pretty confidently that’s not anything remotely close to a majority of Colorado voters.

All told, this will earn Colorado Democrats more support than the Republicans it’s supposed to help.


16 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. VoyageurVoyageur says:

    Oh, this book will shake out a few more bucks from the rubes, which is all these con men really want.  So from their viewpoint, it's a success.

  2. PKolbenschlag says:

    If only Jeff Hunt and John Andrews Jr were in control, everything would be better. 

    • Conserv. Head Banger says:

      Ya gotta believe, brothers and sisters !!! Kevin, Dave, Randy, Jeff and John can bring about the theocratic rapture !!

      Ban abortion, ban contraception, ban gay marriage and civil unions, ban sex education in the schools, bring back mandatory Bible study in public schools, regardless of what that godless Supreme Court has said.

  3. davebarnesdavebarnes says:

    "All told, this will earn Colorado Democrats more support than the Republicans it’s supposed to help."

    All told, this will be ignored by everyone.

  4. JohnInDenverJohnInDenver says:

    I’m a bit shaky on right-wing alliances and who supports who … but “partially”

    John Andrews, Jeff Hunt, Kevin Lundberg, Randy Corporon, Rep. Kim Ransom, Rep. Dave Williams, Paul Seby, Sen. Rob Woodward, Tony Gagliardi,

    No Neville. No PBuck

    No KBuck, Boebert, Lambert, House, or Stockham. No Glenn.

    No Stapleton, Barlock, Lopez, Mitchell, Robinson, Coffman, Brauchler, Tancredo, Farah, Elway or Thiry. 

    No Bonniwell (or Hayden), Broyles, Connell, Kataline, Tubbs (or the one-time  producer, Kirk Widlund).

    Any chance this hints that Republicans are in disarray?

  5. RepealAndReplace says:

    Thanks for providing the answer to that question which no one ever asks:  Whatever happened to Kevin Lundberg?

    Next up:  Where in the world is Charlie Duke today?

  6. Half Glass FullHalf Glass Full says:

    But of course it's called "Unmasked." The stupidity: it hurts.

  7. notaskinnycooknotaskinnycook says:

    The first thing I noticed is that whoever wrote the ad copy isn't from around here. "Coloradoan"? That's a newspaper in Ft. Collins and nothing else. After that, I stopped paying attention. Couldn't they get a local ad shop to put this together?

  8. Genghis says:


    Going to Kevin Lundberg for reliable commentary on "objective scienc[e]" is like going to Donald Trump for reliable commentary on consensual sex.

  9. NotHopeful says:

    When did the concept of "conservative" come to mean that we should never do anything to protect ourselves from a pandemic?

    When did the concept of "conservative" come to mean that a cult of personality should be the desirable state of our presidency?

    When did the concept of "conservative" come to mean that voter participation should be discouraged, suppressed, and prevented?

    When did the concept of "conservative" come to mean that knowledge and its pursuit is to be denigrated?

    When did the concept of "conservative" come to accept the evil notion of white supremacy?


  10. NotHopeful says:

    Did anyone notice that Lundberg is standing next to a kid who is wearing a "Daily Stormer" t-shirt? The Daily Stormer is a neo-Nazi website. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center:

    "Styled after popular image-heavy Internet forums like 4chan and 8chan, the Daily Stormer is dedicated to spreading anti-Semitism, neo-Nazism, and white nationalism, primarily through guttural hyperbole and epithet-laden stories about topics like alleged Jewish world control and black-on-white crime."

    So who is the kid? Is that Lundberg's son? If so, and even if not, does Lundberg endorse The Daily Stormer's views?

    If this is what passes for "conservative" these days, we should all shed a tear even if we are proud progressives. Our conservative grandparents fought Nazis.

    • RepealAndReplace says:

      I think we are at a point where truly nothing comes as a surprise anymore. (As Michelle Obama said last night,  the Klan members don't even bother to hide behind their white sheets anymore.)

    • VoyageurVoyageur says:

      My father in law was a combat engineer in Normandy.  A lot of good men and women died to crush the Nazis.  Lundberg should be ashamed.

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