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October 06, 2021 12:40 PM UTC

Ron Hanks' Senate Campaign Kickoff Is A Literal Bomb

  • by: Colorado Pols


Last weekend we learned that freshman GOP state Rep. “Raging” Ron Hanks, who has quickly emerged as one of the Colorado GOP House Minority’s go-to sources for full strength conspiracy theory crazypants on a full range of issues from COVID-19 to the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election, has filed to run for the Republican nomination to face incumbent Sen. Michael Bennet in next year’s midterm elections.

Today, we were treated to a campaign kickoff video introducing Rep. Hanks to Republican primary voters, and…well, let us just say that it exceeds our admittedly low expectations. Last election, readers may recall, Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia ran a now-infamous ad featuring Greene blowing up signs labeled “SOCIALISM” and “GUN CONTROL.” Well move over, MTG because Hanks just one-upped her by filling an entire copy machine with Tannerite target explosive and labeling it a “DOMINION VOTING MACHINE.”

And gentle readers, you know what happens next! KA-BOOM!

It’s the height of absurdity, and we want to be more jovial about the silliness of it all but we’re tempered by the unfortunate seriousness of the “Big Lie” Ron Hanks is running for the U.S. Senate on as his central campaign plank. A low-budget stunt that makes most of us laugh dismissively is exactly what a majority of Republican primary voters want to hear. It’s harder to laugh when you realize Hanks is promoting misinformation that has already led to violence with still more (admittedly simulated) violence.

Blowing things up in effigy beats the alternative we guess.


34 thoughts on “Ron Hanks’ Senate Campaign Kickoff Is A Literal Bomb

  1. Yup, this is definitely the most Fremont County thing I’ve ever seen.

    When do we start getting the dissections of his numerous lies in this video about his background?

  2. There are people in his district ( this year, anyway) who will vote for the crazy, violent  guy who blows shit up. But they’ve never been more than 40% of even the reddest districts. And he’s running state wide. He’ll be lucky to get the 20% the Big Line predicts. He makes Eli Bremer look sane.

    I don’t think Loren Hanks appeals to rural women. He doesn’t seem “protective”- he seems like the one they need protection from. And he isn’t even slightly sexy or charismatic- except, perhaps, in his own mind. 
    He’s not talking about the economy, or jobs, or education, or water. 

    Loren’s  not photogenic like Boebert. He doesn’t look cute in heels and a strapped-on Glock. With roots in Cali’s wine country, he’s even more of a carpetbagger than Buck. 

    I think this is fundraising and grift, not a serious campaign.

    1. yes Who knows anymore what a serious campaign looks like with a Republican.  None of them have anything close to resembling serious policy proposals.

    1. Maybe Hanks can parachute in-country like Rambo and hunt down and shoot some of the dogs as a mercy gesture to them so they don't have to live under Taliban rule and give a middle finger to Biden for being so cruel to load people instead of dogs on those planes.

    2. Well, there was that one German Shepherd that's no longer at the White House . . .

      . . . hmmmm, the next GOPer conspiracy is birthed . . . 

    1. I liked the Illinois GOP better back in the day when they replaced Jack Ryan (ex-husband of Star Trek Voyager star, Jeri Ryan) as their Senate candidate in 2004 with Alan Keyes.

      1. There’s (almost) nothing like a juicy Republican sex scandal!

        At first the general election pitted Obama against GOP Senate nominee Jack Ryan, a popular banker expected by many to win handily. Until, that is, Ryan’s wife, TV actress Jeri Ryan, said her husband pressured her to accompany him to sex clubs and have sex in front of strangers. Ryan withdrew from the race and Obama cruised to victory against fringe candidate Alan Keyes.

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