Pueblo Commissioner Candidate Believes Sandy Hook was a Hoax

Pols reader and diarist mamajama55 wrote earlier about debates for Pueblo County Commissioner last night that produced a plethora of interesting statements from various candidates.

But one moment in the debate was so completely ridiculous that we thought it deserved its own post. Republican Tom Ready, who is challenging incumbent Commissioner Sal Pace in Pueblo County, is apparently a believer in the absurd "Sandy Hook Shootings are a Hoax" conspiracy theory. If you are unfamiliar with this particular conspiracy theory, it revolves around the idea that the shooting of 20 students and 6 staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Connecticut was a hoax perpetrated by shadowy government figures in order to promote gun control policies. As the "theory" goes, hundreds of people in Newtown, CT were actually actors pretending to have children in school at Sandy Hook, and the reported attack in December 2012 never actually happened…or something like that.

As you can see in the video clip after the jump, Tom Ready is out of his damn mind:

There's some question about whether it really happened, Sal. If you recall, there were two men, walking in, (….) he was smiling and joking. When he walked over, he turned, and all of a sudden, he had tears in his eyes. Why? I question it. ……whether it's all true or not, it's open for discussion. Nothing wrong with discussion.

Um, yes, there is plenty wrong with discussing something with the intent of downplaying a horrible event in American history that has deeply affected the lives of so many people. We think Tom Ready is a complete fucking asshole — hey, nothing wrong with discussion, right?

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  1. FrankUnderwood says:

    Ready aint ready for prime time.   Perhaps the commish candidate is jealous of Dr. Chaps getting all the attention for saying completely asinine stuff and wants his share…….

  2. DawnPatrol says:

    Extreme, filth-pedddling right-wing imbeciles have much to celebrate among themselves this cycle — except, of course, you know, actually winning.

    (Absolutely love the last paragarph btw, Pols. Smash — right between the eyes!)

  3. Duke Cox says:

    We think Tom Ready is a complete fucking asshole …

    Indeed, Pols….the kind my Dad used to call a "revolving asshole"…that is…an asshole any way you look at him…

  4. mamajama55 says:

    For me, it's just about the little kids and the teachers who tried to protect them, and their innocence destroyed that day, along with their lives. And the terrible grief for the families. 

    Having this Tea Party jerkwad deny that it even happened feels to me like victimizing them all over again.

    And why is he doing it? To promote the idea that Obama's comin' for yer guns.


  5. ruthella says:

    He'd have to believe that Fox News was in on the conspiracy. Think about that for a minute. Staggering.

  6. Conserv. Head Banger says:

    I knew Dr. Ready slightly when he was on the former State Parks Board. I always thought he had more common sense than what he is displaying now.

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