CO Republican Vice Chair Calls for Investigation into Tancredo Attacks

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On KLZ's nooner show Aug. 29, Freedom 560, Colorado Republican Party Vice Chairman Mark Baisley announced his support for an investigation into the Republican Governors Association's involvement (via the Republican Attorneys General Association) in attack ads against gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo.

Ken Clark: Quite frankly, you’re right about one thing. And that is simply that it was — Who was it? It was the CREW folks that actually did dig this up — and yes they’re left leaning and yes, and they did leak this information to Lynn Bartels. However, there is one problem with all that. It’s true!!!

Mark Baisley: It is true!

Clark: Yeah! The RGA got involved, the RGA, the establishment Republicans, the national establishment got involved in our election here in Colorado, manipulated it, and lied — flat out lied against Tom Tancredo. Now, did Bob Beauprez know this was happening? I doubt it. In this article that Lynn wrote, she claims that — or Ryan [Call] claims that he had no idea it was going on. Frankly, I don’t buy that, because right before the election, Ryan Call was putting out propaganda from the Party that used all of Bob Beauprez’s lingo on how he described himself. So, I’m having trouble with the idea that Ryan Call just didn’t know this was going on. Sorry, but he’s the chairman of the state Party

Baisley: Okay, and I don’t know the answer to that. Chairman Call and I have not spoken on this topic. And so, I’ll reach out to him today. But, regardless, the RGA has done something that is just wrong. And they obviously know that it’s wrong, because they took such great pains to hide their actions. And we need to come against them very strongly. So, I’m calling for the Republican Party in Colorado to stand up to the national influences and say, “Look, you SOBs! This is our state! We’re Western culture. We think rather independently. Stay the hell out of our world, here!” And let’s even– let’s have a local investigation. Let’s have the state Party denounce that kind of involvement and let us just do what we do best, get out the vote for our nominee, and go beat the Democrats. But stay out of our world! And yeah, even if there’s an investigation that needs to be done to bring out what were the dominoes that led us to this point, that would be great, too. I’d be all for that. [BigMedia emphasis.]

Clark: Well, yeah, because I agree with you, Mark. And you know what? I am very, very pleased to hear you come out so forcefully and strongly, and stand up and actually make the call for an inviestigation into this matter. Mark, I think that is huge. That’s the kind of leadership we’re looking for. Now, there’s a mealy mouthed press release we got from Beauprez. It really didn’t go that far. And I understand he is the candidate, but at the same time, if he didn’t know that these guys were doing this– and you’re absolutely right, Mark, they were doing everything they could to hide those dollars.

Listen to Mark Baisley on KLZ FREEDOM560 7.29.14

12 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. exlurker19 says:

    Republicans investigating Republicans for not being batbuggy nuts Republican enough.  And what else is new?

  2. BlueCat says:

    What would modster say if this was a story about Dems? Falling all over themselves? 

  3. Craig says: More importantly, on DailyKos this morning they're reporting that RAGA has reserved $2.6M for Coffman in the fall elections.  I guess this is why RAGA did what it did.  You can always use a bought and paid for attorney general from time to time.

  4. Diogenesdemar says:

    Too extreme for the Republican Party??? ZZZounds!?!

    Given Tanchez's history with the GOP you gotta' wonder why they still haven't yet performed an excommunication? . . . 

    Or, an exorcism? . . . 

    • FrankUnderwood says:

      What do you mean?  Four years ago, Tanc came to the aid of his party in its hour of need.  After the leaders of the CO GOP, in their infinite wisdom, pressured Josh Penry to drop out for the sake of party unity and the annointed Dear Leader, Scott McInnis, and then Scooter got busted over his "Musings on Waters" piece, and the party turned to Dan Maes as its new Dear Leader, and after Dan Maes was busted for mooching $$$ off Freda Poundstone, Tanc recruited that nut case, Pat Miller, to ride shootgun while he selflessly offered himself as a receptacle for all those right wing votes that would otherwise have gone to waste. 

    • langelomisterioso says:

      No excommunication because they don't own this liberal pope and no exorcism because they can't get ahold of caribouboo barbies favorite African evangelist or Piyush Jindal who's too busy with LA's plethora of problems. Maybe Moddy or AC could get ordained real quickly and perform it for them.

  5. Davie says:

    Oh sure, there will be an "investigation".  Right after the election, right after BWB loses (easier to place blame on a loser).  

    If (please God no!), BWB wins, then the outcome of the "investigation" will find no harm, no foul (Tanc who?).

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