State Senate GOP: Colorado Pols Has “No Credibility”

We posted a few examples yesterday of social media responses from Colorado Republican state senators, as well as the official account of the Colorado Senate Republican press office, both blaming President Barack Obama for last weekend’s terrorist attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, as well as at least one post disparaging LGBT Americans themselves in the hours after the attack. The latter was posted by Sen. Randy Baumgardner:

Baumgardner facebook

Baumgardner’s Democratic opponent in Senate District 8 this year, Emily Tracy, reacted angrily to our blog about Baumgardner’s anti-gay post-Orlando Facebooking:

To which the Senate GOP responded with an attack…on us?

So folks, we can take the heat. But can we ask in all seriousness how our writing about Baumgardner’s social media content “distorts, deceives, or demeans” anyone? If anything, we would say those terms all apply to…well, to Baumgardner’s Facebook post, wouldn’t they? Not to our calling attention to it. Right?

We get that this response from the official Colorado Senate GOP mouthpiece is more of a knee-jerk insult than a thoughtful comeback. But given the very clearly “demeaning” material we called out in our post yesterday, to which we have yet to see any substantive response, this all seems like especially nonsensical bile.

And it surer than hell doesn’t make the one-seat Senate GOP majority look good.

21 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. PKolbenschlag says:

    Sean Paige accusing anyone of lacking credibility is comical. 

  2. Curmudgeon says:

    Wow. Whoever handles Twitter for "Colorado Senate GOP" types exactly like Moddy.


  3. MichaelBowman says:

    Speaking of credibility, this is rich…(a village somewhere is short an idiot).  The depths these know-nothings will go to in an attempt to be relevant in a news cycle. 

    Palin: Obama 'is a special kind of stupid'

    “Forget your asinine gun control, do your job and engage in Islamic terrorist control. Yes, it's a special kind of stupid to demand we explain ourselves. But if you really want them, get ready for our explanations,” Palin wrote in her post, which included a grayscale photo of a woman holding a gun with one arm and her baby in the other.

  4. ElliotFladen says:

    You have little credibility because you do stupid personal crap like posting pictures of non-officials picking their nose to embarrass them just because they are conservative.

  5. Half Glass Full says:

    1. The request is simply for labeling for GMO foods so that consumers can make educated choices as to what they eat.

    2. It's odd that libertarian Republicans like Randy Baumgardner, who supposedly believe so strongly in liberty and individual rights, do an about-face when it comes to people seeking the pursuit of happiness by trying to address gender dysphoria.

    3. It's interesting that Baumgardner would apparently not even allow persons who have undergone complete gender reassignment surgery to change their sex on their official documents: in Baumgardner's world, a person with breasts, a vagina, and no penis or testicles would still have to use the women's restroom, and a person with a full-on beard, no breasts, and a penis would still have to use the men's restroom. 

    It must be confusing to be Randy Baumgardner.

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