We give you the next stop on the Colorado Republican Party’s “We’ve Learned Nothing” tour following the weekend’s disastrous triumph of the whacktivist fringe led by former state Rep. Dave “Let’s Go Brandon” Williams: of all the candidates who ran and lost in last November’s historic shellacking at the hands of Democrats, who’s the candidate Republicans should be least interested in welcoming back to the spotlight?
NEW: Former GOP gubernatorial candidate @heidiganahl is launching a weekly online show, Unleashed with Heidi Ganahl, in partnership with Campfire Colorado, a sporadically-updated news aggregator site run by Republican strategist Matt Connelly. #copolitics pic.twitter.com/bz64FS1pAx
— Kyle Clark (@KyleClark) March 13, 2023
That’s right, folks! The biggest GOP loser in a Colorado governor’s race since Dan Maes brought home 11% of the vote in 2010, fur-natic culture warrior who never met an election denier she didn’t like Heidi Ganahl is back with a new podcast, much like the thinly-veiled campaign vehicle Ganahl launched in 2021. After losing the 2022 race for governor by just shy of 20 points, Ganahl is promising to dish on the shadowy leftist treasonators responsible for her defeat:
On the campaign trail, I learned most folks in Colorado have no idea who the good guys or the bad guys are in politics. [Pols emphasis] They know something is wrong with our state, but they’re unsure how to tackle it.
They told me they don’t trust the media, the politicians, the power players to tell the truth. They’ve given up.
So first of all, voters knew enough for Ganahl to lose by over 19 points. That tells us voters had formed a pretty unambiguous opinion on who the “bad” versus “good” guys were. Second, the 2022 Republican nominee for governor of Colorado says the people don’t trust “the politicians?”
Based on the election results it’s certainly true in Ganahl’s case!
I’m launching an initiative using what I learned behind the scenes to help inform, educate and empower the people of Colorado, so they know the TRUTH – exactly who’s good, who’s bad, what they can do about it, and how to be effective.
Let’s start by exposing what Is REALLY going on behind the curtain in Colorado, who is helping and who is getting in our way.
Next to Dave Williams’ scorched-earth victory in the race to be the next Colorado GOP chairman, Heidi Ganahl’s return to the spotlight is the worst possible news for Republicans hoping to recover from their current historic nadir of influence in state government. Ganahl doesn’t have the solution to any of the Republican Party’s problems, because she is the problem. The failure of Republicans to realize the immense collateral harm Ganahl’s far-right moral panic conspiracy politics was doing to the rest of the ticket last year was a blind spot resulting from consensus at the highest levels of the GOP’s donor base with Ganahl’s wacky beliefs. They couldn’t see it coming, but it’s impossible to deny in hindsight.
Instead of retooling, Colorado Republicans are reaffirming the chaos that brought them to this low point.
Sometimes Hiedis “bad guys” are imaginary, but we’ll be good sports and play along. I gotta go empty out the litterbox.
Put your costume on first.
Meow Dave Barnes. Meow
Should we get t-shirts?
I never realized what a Jayson Boebert-sized thumb Heidi has.
That photo clearly has much more depth of field than Hidey.
. re: "Next to Dave Williams’ scorched-earth victory in the race to be the next Colorado GOP chairman, Heidi Ganahl’s return to the spotlight is the worst possible news for Republicans hoping to recover from their current historic nadir of influence in state government."
I don't know if you are giving enough credit to the Republican legislators …. it could well be that they take second place in being the worst … A couple more "message" bills, a few more legislative stunts that demonstrate just how weak they are, and a few more flare ups of rebellious expression among their and they may alienate a whole NEW group of voters and donors.
Connolly, the man behind Trashfire Media, has never found a bad faith argument he couldn't pass up. Anyone who takes him at face value is either an idiot or just as in love with bad faith arguments… or both. Heidi seems like both.