Coorsurrection, Anyone?

As readers may be aware, since the January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol attempting to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential elections, a substantial number of large corporate donors have announced they will no longer make campaign donations to Republican politicians who both voted to second-guess the results on January 6th and encouraged their supporters to come to Washington and participate in what became a riot.

Perhaps as a result, Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado, one of the most vocal dead-enders backing Donald Trump’s baseless assertions that the election was stolen to the end, had a difficult first quarter of fundraising–even after a last-minute revision upward only raising about $845,000, well short of her higher-profile freshman fireband colleagues Madison Cawthorn and Marjorie Taylor Greene. Where MTG in particular managed to turn the revulsion of most well-adjusted people into a grassroots fringe fundraising goldmine, Boebert has failed to reap the same benefit–and that’s a problem since Boebert almost certainly faces a more competitive race in 2022.

With that said, looking through Boebert’s fundraising reports posted online this week, we find a spate of donations on January 10th–a mere four days after the January 6th insurrection–including plenty of recognizable local names among one big name:

And we see none other than Pete Coors, 2004 Republican U.S. Senate candidate and keeper of the Coors family honor…well, less so on that last point these days, but still very much reflecting on his corporate namesake with his political donations, wrote Boebert a $500 check on January 10th. MolsonCoors in keeping with its Coors family heritage does overwhelmingly give to Republican candidates as a corporation, and we haven’t seen that they’ve explicitly joined the donor boycott of Republicans in Congress content to break democracy when it didn’t go their way.

But by making this donation just a few days after the violence at the Capitol that Boebert whether she wants to admit it or not helped set the stage for, Pete Coors made his own statement about responsible political giving, and it comes across like a beer magnate driving drunk.

On the upside, you’ll get to vote about it with your next six pack.

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  1. Mr. L. Prosser says:

    Been boycotting Coors since they broke the union. Must admit drinking the stuff  by the pitcher with my friends at the old Crimson and Gold in my 3.2 days but that can be counted as misspent youth.

    • Diogenesdemar says:

      Having learned maybe a couple of lessons from my long years of misspent youth, I can say with certainty that there's absolutely no way in hell that I'm ever gonna' start drinking that sorry swill ever again, . . .

      . . . not even just so that I can quit and join a boycott.

    • kwtree says:

      Coors has been supporting racists and suppressing workers since the company was founded. There is a through line from the Klan rallies they promoted on Table Mountain, to the discriminatory work policies, to the union-busting, to the Independence Institute and the Heritage Foundation built with Coors money. 

      I don’t buy or drink Coors. 

  2. DavidThi808 says:

    What does Coors beer and making love in a canoe have in common?


    they're both fucking close to water

  3. Early Worm says:

    Plucking another name off of the list – what do Pete Coors, Rick Enstrom, and Donald Trump all have in common? The incredible foresight and perseverance to be born wealthy. 

  4. Meiner49er says:

    A fool and his money…

  5. unnamed says:

     MolsonCoors in keeping with its Coors family heritage does overwhelmingly give to Republican candidates as a corporation, and we haven’t seen that they’ve explicitly joined the donor boycott of Republicans in Congress content to break democracy when it didn’t go their way.

    I still think it's funny in 2012 the brewery supported Ed Perlmutter against Joe Coors.

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