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February 26, 2009 05:57 PM UTC

Local TV coverage of Schultheis/Renfroe outrages

  • by: Alan

( – promoted by Colorado Pols)

9NEWS, from last night’s broadcast:

“The comments make me sad,” President Pro Tem Sen. Betty Boyd (D-Lakewood) said. “They were very hurtful to a lot of people, particularly when you talk about a woman who might be infected with HIV to give birth to a child who would have AIDS when they were born. That was, I thought, appalling.”

The Schultheis firestorm came just two days after Sen. Scott Renfroe (R-Greeley) made a comment that some have interpreted as comparing homosexuality to murder during a debate over a bill to extend state health care benefits to the partners of gay and lesbian state employees.

Channel 7:

On Monday, Sen. Scott Renfroe, R-Greeley, created a stir by quoting Bible verses that condemned homosexuality. He made his comments during a debate over extending health insurance benefits to the partners of gay and lesbian state workers, a measure sponsored by Veiga.

Penry said many Coloradans support the traditional view of marriage and defended the right of lawmakers to express their strongly held views.

Debate on the health benefits bill also rankled some Republicans. They objected to Senate Majority Leader Brandon Shaffer’s comments suggesting that supporting the bill was the more “enlightened” stance.

See also:

Greeley’s State Senator Embarrased Our State

TAKE ACTION: Reject Renfroe’s Extreme Views

Cross-posted at ProgressNow Colorado


18 thoughts on “Local TV coverage of Schultheis/Renfroe outrages

  1. to Sen Renroe.

    Wearing a cotton/poly shirt is worse than throwing stones at someone caught cheating (such as La-Sen. Dave Vitter) until they are dead, as the former is a sin whereas the latter is proscribed by God for punishment of adulterers.

    Going to the store on Saturday (yeah, Renfrow, the Sabbath is the sixth day, look it up)…is a sin.  

    Eating a bacon-cheesburger or a lobster tail is a sin, equal to murder in the eyes of Sen. Renfroe.

    And ensuring that the ‘sins’ of the mother are visited on the child…that’s just downright ‘Old Testament’ and nothing but 100% classy, make that guy the voice of the new GOP.

    1. His suit isn’t of a single thread. That’s a Rayon blend I’d wager. Nothing wrong with that, of course. Except you should be put to deth for it and you’ll surely go to Hell. But from a comfort perspective, I love Rayon. So at least he can be stoned to death in a comfortable suit.

        1. Pee Wee cameos in Cheech & Chong’s Next Movie from the same year (1980) as The Blues Brothers movie.

          Delivering a line that still resonates in politics: “I know you are, but what am I?!”

    1. Why not just apologize for an outrageous comment? It’s truly insulting that they can say these things without fear of reprimand from their party, and then continue to defend their horrible statements.

      1. Marostica encountered the rage of the fiscal conservatives and was taken to the woodshed for breaking from “no”. He was not representing his base.

        Renfroe and Schulteis attacked from the social conservative side and are using acceptable language and therefore representing their base.

      2. Because this is what a significant cross-section of the GOP believes. They don’t understand what’s wrong with this, although this may teach them to pay lip service in the future.

        1. Besides the distinction between red states and blue states, there is also a set of states west of the Delaware and east of the Sierras with large populations of ignorant, unsophisticated hicks. Not “conservatives” in any philosophical sense; just dead-heads whose idea of a “trip abroad” is crossing into the next county and for whom thinking is…well, is unthinkable. This is the audience Limbaugh caters to, and it’s the audience to whom and for whom Renfroe and Schulteis are speaking. Clear case of government of the people, by the people, for the people, sad to say. Exasperation and chi-chi jokes about cheap XXL Rayon suits from Sears are fodder for their particular brand of Ignorance Is Next to Godliness. Helps explain why Republicans consistently oppose spending $$$ on edukashun.

  2. .

    they aren’t saying what their critics here are saying.

    This kind of putting-words-in-the-mouths-of-opponents belongs on Kos or Square State, not here.


      1. cruel and stupid words in his own mouth when given a chance to clarify. Sorry Barron.  You must be holding your hands over your ears and singing lalalala.

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