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Jared Polis a pro-pot, video-game playing congressman tries to win over his party
Washington Post ^ | May 27, 2014 | Ben Terris

Posted on 05/28/2014 11:33:02 AM PDT by Second Amendment First

Rep. Jared Polis will gladly visit a marijuana dispensary in his home state of Colorado. He’ll stand in a fluorescent-lit room with hundreds of skunky plants, discuss the different types of high someone gets from Willie’s Wonder versus Super Lemon Haze (one’s a “creative upper,” the other “uplifting and euphoric”) and ruminate on the local ban on edibles. Just don’t try to take his picture in the grow room.

“It’s like, that could go viral,” Polis says, leaving Choice Organics in Fort Collins. “I don’t shy away from the issue; we talk about it, whatever. But the problem is, we get so many more invitations to talk about it than other things, so it seems like that’s all I talk about a lot — when it’s really not.”

His chief of staff, Dan Turrentine, chimes in: “And let’s be honest, the audience in D.C. is a little different than out here.”

This is something new for Polis, the 39-year-old self-made millionaire member of Congress: He is starting to care what people think about him. The same guy mocked by GQ for his sartorial choices — known as Congress’s chief video-game enthusiast, the first member to accept bitcoin donations on the day it became legal, and a top spokesman for legalizing marijuana — now wants to be taken seriously by the establishment. That doesn’t mean he’s about to start going along to get along. It just means he’s looking for a change in style.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: caseofthemissingd; co; culturewar; democrat; demonrat; hedonism; homosexualagenda; ifitfeelsgooddohim; jaredpolis; legalpot; libertarian; polis; selectivereporting; whytheycallitdope; wod
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1 posted on 05/28/2014 11:33:02 AM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First

I would crawl on broken glass to vote against someone like that


2 posted on 05/28/2014 11:35:04 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: george76

Colorado ping!


3 posted on 05/28/2014 11:36:58 AM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First

He also is a buggery aficionado.


4 posted on 05/28/2014 11:37:09 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Second Amendment First; MileHi; dhs12345; dynachrome; Balata; bboop; BulletBobCo; Carley; ...

Colorado Ping ( Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the list.)


5 posted on 05/28/2014 11:39:14 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

(Ed Andrieski/AP) - Rep. Jared Polis, left, raises the hand of his partner Marlon Reis during a Democratic victory party in Denver, Colo., on Nov. 4, 2008.

6 posted on 05/28/2014 11:39:26 AM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: george76

That was fast!


7 posted on 05/28/2014 11:40:32 AM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First

Jared Polis is a queer commie baby killer.


8 posted on 05/28/2014 11:40:33 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

He’s a democrat.

I’d have bet my lunch money that he was a registered Libertarian.


9 posted on 05/28/2014 11:40:55 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Second Amendment First

Headline should read:

Jared Polis — a pro-Pol-Pot video-game playing congressman


10 posted on 05/28/2014 11:42:27 AM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: Second Amendment First

Let’s hope he can convince his party. Get the entire Democrat apparatus stoned. They’d miss votes, appointments, and elections. It would be heaven.


11 posted on 05/28/2014 11:42:35 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: TigersEye
Jared Polis is a queer commie baby killer.

In other words, he's a typical Democrat.

12 posted on 05/28/2014 11:42:35 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Second Amendment First

Wave his anti-gun history all over the place. Signs, bumper stickers, etc.


13 posted on 05/28/2014 11:43:08 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: Second Amendment First
Washington Compost Manure Pit is claiming he has the material to be a leader in the DemonRat/Democrat party.
14 posted on 05/28/2014 11:43:45 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: Second Amendment First

I’ll never understand how a twink’s stool-encrusted anus is preferable to a woman for these dudes.


15 posted on 05/28/2014 11:45:36 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: dfwgator

That is the succinct way of putting it. lol


16 posted on 05/28/2014 11:45:51 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: topher

“Jared Polis is a queer commie baby killer.
In other words, he’s a typical Democrat. “

No, he’s “progressive caucus” that means he’s an actual card carrying communist.


17 posted on 05/28/2014 11:46:50 AM PDT by thorvaldr
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I’ll never understand how a twink’s stool-encrusted anus is preferable to a woman for these dudes.

Probably was molested as a kid, that will really mess with the wiring in the brain.

18 posted on 05/28/2014 11:47:18 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: thorvaldr
No, he’s “progressive caucus” that means he’s an actual card carrying communist.

Distinction without a difference.

20 posted on 05/28/2014 11:48:07 AM PDT by dfwgator
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