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March 01, 2023 12:02 PM UTC

When All Else Fails, There's Always RT And The Colorado GOP

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  • by: Colorado Pols

Colorado’s relentlessly crazy Q-uintessential conspiracy theorist Joe Oltmann, who has only in recent years managed to attract the most dubious kind of media attention as the target of a massive defamation lawsuit from Dominion Voting Systems and a regular public proponent of political violence, finally found a media outlet with global heft willing to carry his message:

Joe Biden is a demon! “Armed conflict on our own soil” is coming! Arm yourself! Say what you want about Joe Oltmann, this is exactly the kind of destabilizing message that Russian state television wants to project about American politics. The “Big Lie” that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Donald Trump isn’t even about Trump anymore to someone like Oltmann–it’s just another “proof point” in a much bigger conspiracy. No amount of factual evidence to the contrary will ever convince a guy like Oltmann, which is why in American media he gets no attention other than to point out his increasingly violent extremist rhetoric.

Which is not to say Oltmann lacks a domestic audience, and even support from local Republican elected officials:

Like Alex Jones himself, Joe Oltmann has a business model behind his rhetoric. As the co-owner of DCF Guns, Oltmann is in a position to personally sell you the guns you need to “arm yourself” with in order to be ready for “armed conflict on our own soil!” And last month, right after Oltmann’s debut on RT, GOP Reps. Scott “There Is No” Bottoms and Ken “Skin” DeGraff were the stars of a “Second Amendment Rally” at Oltmann’s gun store.

Which seems more like a church bake sale, except for guns. You’re practically obligated to buy one.

At this point, we’re not so naive as to imagine Reps. Bottoms and DeGraff are unaware of Joe Oltmann’s regular violent threats to start a civil war, as well as hang and otherwise lethally dispatch disfavored politicians from Denver to Washington, D.C. Since Oltmann is not referring to these two elected officials personally, they probably just don’t feel threatened.

Someone should probably ask House Minority Leader Mike Lynch what he thinks about his members hanging out with Oltmann just to be safe–after all, we haven’t heard definitively that Lynch is off Oltmann’s death list. It’s said to contain plenty of Republicans. The one thing we know for sure is that there is no analogue on the left to this collusion by Republican elected officials with Oltmann’s calls for violence and murder.

We never want to hear about “Antifa” from Colorado Republicans again.

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10 thoughts on “When All Else Fails, There’s Always RT And The Colorado GOP

  1. Was Otlmann at the rally or was that dumbass in TEXAS WHERE HE LIVES (https://www.coloradopols.com/diary/185439/friday-open-thread-449#comment-743328)?

    We should take Oltmann and his fucking loons at their word and any "2A Rally" should be treated as staging for armed conflict.

    If he really believes what he says, I'm happy to bring news crews and a rope and his fucking minions can build a gallows and they can hang me (A Marine Corps veteran and gun owner who agrees with Polis and Biden on most things) on live TV. I'll call that bluff. Let's show everyone, live, how we can SAVE AMERICA together, Oltmann!

    1. You can’t restrict Joe, who is the epitome of free, to any particular location. He’s like the wind, completely free to blow as much as he wants, wherever he happens to be.

  2. RT says he's in Colorado Springs but he's using a shot of Coors Field in the background. Maybe he's in the MyPillow bunker with a green screen?

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