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Tancredo takes on Hick's 'backwards thinking' comment
The Denver Post ^ | 10/22/10 | Christopher N. Osher

Posted on 10/22/2010 4:41:19 PM PDT by MissTed

Tom Tancredo this afternoon criticized his opponent in the gubernatorial race, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, as an out-of-touch elitist after video surfaced of Hickenlooper talking of "backwards thinking" in rural areas of the Interior West.

In the video, Hickenlooper is responding to an question from transgender journalist Eden Lane regarding why the Matthew Shepard Foundation would establish its headquarters in Denver.

"I think a couple of things, I mean, you know, the tragic death of Matthew Shepard occurred in Wyoming," Hickenlooper says in the video taken in late 2009. "Colorado and Wyoming are very similar. We have some of the same, you know backwards thinking

in the kind of rural Western areas you see in, you know, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico."

The National Review Online posted the video on its website today, and it soon became a talking point in Colorado's race for governor.

Tancredo, a former GOP Congressman running for governor as an American Constitution Party candidate, issued a press release saying that Hickenlooper had smeared all of rural Colorado.

Shepard was a gay Wyoming college student who was murdered in 1998. His death galvanized gay rights advocates to push for passage of federal legislation that made sure hate crimes can also include violence motivated by sexual orientation.

"To suggest that people in rural Colorado are 'backwards' because they don't share your left-wing values reinforces once again just how out of touch you are," Tancredo said. "Mr. Mayor, you owe the people of rural Colorado an apology."

George Merritt, the spokesman for the Hickenlooper campaign, said: "John was making the point that the kind of intolerance that led to Matthew Shepard's murder is not unique to a single community in Wyoming."

Merritt added: "It's something that can happen in any community. He wishes he had articulated that point

Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper. (Karl Gehring, Denver Post file)better to make it clear that any community is susceptible to hatred, but he continues to feel strongly that the intolerance that killed Shepard is backwards and not acceptable."


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: bigot; elitist; hickenlooper; johnhickenlooper
We cannot allow this man (Hick) become our Governor!! Go Tom, go!!!
1 posted on 10/22/2010 4:41:21 PM PDT by MissTed
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To: MissTed

George Merritt sounds like Robert Gibbs, dumb, dumber and dumbass.

Hickenlooper sounds like a fool. Now he is implying that all of the outlying counties in Colorado contain anti-gay killers just waiting for prey.

Must be that high altitude in Denver. Does brain damage to leftists.

Well, that would explain it.


2 posted on 10/22/2010 4:45:28 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MissTed

Loopy Hick?


3 posted on 10/22/2010 4:46:36 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: MissTed

Oops! Wish someone would pay to have this played during every single 10 pm newscast in Colorado for the next week. I can just imagine how it would go down in Rifle and La Junta!


4 posted on 10/22/2010 4:48:41 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: MissTed
The locals, including the DA at the time, believe the Shepard killing was a meth deal gone bad. The idiot perps thought a gay rage defense would somehow save their sorry butts. The MSM picked up on that and made it a cause celebre for the gay community.

Usually the libs just smear Laramie or the State of Wyoming. But Hick smearing his own state??? What a putz.

5 posted on 10/22/2010 4:51:16 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: La Lydia

I’m not sure where this’ll wind up in the print version of the Denver Post (by the obit’s I’m guessing) but I hope the Grand Junction, Colorado Springs & Pueblo papers run this front page! *fingerX*


6 posted on 10/22/2010 4:51:32 PM PDT by MissTed (Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won't expect it back.)
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To: MissTed
Hoppenlicker you are an idiot. It seems to me that you are the one that hired a murdering cop killer. Hickenloser you are the one that likes to kill jobs in denver and hire illegal replacements. Heckenstooper take your green party and shove it.
7 posted on 10/22/2010 4:52:59 PM PDT by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: MissTed

Right now it’s on the front page of the Post’s web page. If lots if people would go comment on it, ahem, that may affect where it runs.


8 posted on 10/22/2010 4:54:00 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia; mountainlion
I've never signed up for their forum, but may have to now.

mountainlion - your names for Hick made me LOL!

9 posted on 10/22/2010 5:00:03 PM PDT by MissTed (Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won't expect it back.)
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To: pissant; RockinRight

Tom ping!!


10 posted on 10/22/2010 5:01:10 PM PDT by MissTed (Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won't expect it back.)
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To: MissTed
Mark Levin has just endorsed Tom Tancredo.

Tom will be on Mark's show in the next half hour


11 posted on 10/22/2010 5:02:31 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: MissTed
Way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, Hick.

This could put Tancredo over the top...but this has to get out there now and often until Nov 2.

12 posted on 10/22/2010 5:03:27 PM PDT by NorCoGOP (OBAMA: Living proof that hope is not a plan.)
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To: MissTed

Looks like we’re going to have to call Reddenbacher to order popcorn to eat while we watch Hickenlooper and his pooper-scooper.


13 posted on 10/22/2010 5:04:24 PM PDT by FrankR (You are only obligated to obama to the extent you accept his handouts.)
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To: MissTed
The hicks here in Colorado are evidently much smarter that the failed mayor of denver named heckeloopy. There are a higher number of College graduates living in rural than in heckenlosers denver. Hicks have to know how to make a living and not rely on the corrupt government and welfare system. Heckenslooper roots his way up to the sloop trough and steals as much resources as he can form decent people then tries to blame others.
14 posted on 10/22/2010 5:08:31 PM PDT by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Being from Massachsuetts I know a Ted Kennedy clone when I see one.


15 posted on 10/22/2010 5:09:51 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: cradle of freedom

Looks like Colorado’s about to get a no-BS guy.


16 posted on 10/22/2010 5:23:30 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: MissTed

Shepard was not killed because he was a fag.


17 posted on 10/22/2010 5:30:16 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: MissTed

Yeah, Having morals and standing up for what is right is “backwards thinking” to these “progressives”


18 posted on 10/22/2010 5:40:23 PM PDT by vpintheak (Love of God, Family and Country has made me an extremist.)
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To: MissTed

Dems got to go back 12 years to one incident to find a brush big enough to paint all of rural Colorado with.


19 posted on 10/22/2010 6:03:02 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Palin/Christie 2012)
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To: Ouderkirk

Drug deal gone wrong, IIRC.


20 posted on 10/22/2010 6:18:10 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Exactly, it was a drug deal gone bad. He was buying drugs from them, and they killed him for his money.


21 posted on 10/22/2010 6:27:01 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: MissTed

Tancredo is one of those lucky politicians this year. His opponents aren’t just shooting themselves in the foot, they’re shooting themselves in the head.


22 posted on 10/22/2010 6:31:20 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (There were fourteen victims at Fort Hood.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Chickenf**ker.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

23 posted on 10/22/2010 6:35:42 PM PDT by wku man (Steel yourselves, patriots, and be ready. Won't be long now....)
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To: Ouderkirk
"Exactly, it was a drug deal gone bad. He was buying drugs from them, and they killed him for his money."

So, I guess he wasn't just a stupid little faggot, but he was a stupid little druggie faggot.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

24 posted on 10/22/2010 6:40:01 PM PDT by wku man (Steel yourselves, patriots, and be ready. Won't be long now....)
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To: MissTed

I wonder why no one ever remembers poor little Jesse Dirkhising, 13 y.o. little boy raped and killed by two openly gay men in Arkansas around the same time. I feel terrible for Matthew Shepard, but equally so for Jesse. Where is his foundation?


25 posted on 10/22/2010 7:23:16 PM PDT by I_be_tc
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To: MissTed

Chickenpooper is an east coast liberal having come from Pennsylvania.He is the one that hired the illegal alien that later shot two cops, killing one, and then said he would rehire that illegal alien.


26 posted on 10/23/2010 8:49:11 AM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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