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GOP candidate with ties to white supremacy "didn't think things all the way through," drops out


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It finally dawned on a Republican candidate for Colorado State House Representative that having ties to a white supremacy group and having an arrest record were probably, you know, deterrents to being elected. So five days after he was nominated, he dropped out of the race.

Wait. He was actually nominated? It went that far? Colorado Republicans nominated this bottom feeder? Way to go GOP! This should do wonders for your already stellar reputation for inclusiveness and outreach.

Now-ex-candidate Nate Marshall, clearly a genius, said, "I didn't think things all the way through." Is he referring to his connections to  white supremacy movements (specifically The Aryan Storm) or his arrest record? Nope, he's referring to his idea to run for public office knowing he had a background that makes Chris Christie look angelic.

Did I mention he hates gays, Muslims, and the "lowlife uneducated" Occupy movement whom he said deserved to be shot by police? But he "wasn't hating on anybody," says he. He probably just didn't think things all the way through. Hate tends to obscure rational thought.

Oh those wacky, zany Republicans and their "family values." See how they've changed since the post-election "autopsy"?

Source: The Denver Post


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Lawmaker Leaves Loaded Gun in Colorado State Capitol

Loaded Gun Left in State Legislature

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I bought a used car in California years ago from a man who told me that when he bought it, he found a loaded gun under the front seat. The previous owner could no longer be found.

That's how casually guns are handled in the US. Here in Mississippi where I live, a concealed carrier (a 'CCW'-er) ignored a 'no guns' sign and discharged his gun in church last year, wounding a fellow worshipper. How? I have no idea - I have a hard time imagining that anyone could be that stupid. (Story here if you're interested.)

Toddlers kill other toddlers (using a parent's gun) and legislators nearly kill other legislators in Colorado or at least leave loaded handguns (aka 'kill-em-easy-{deleted]-substitutes) lying around waiting to be fired.

The irony here is that the lawmaker in question, Rep. Jared Wright, (Republican of course), left his loaded weapon in a committee room where a debate on handgun permits had taken place.

Here's the story on Taegan Godard's The Political Wire

Feeling safe about concealed-carry promoters now?