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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

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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To: fieldmarshaldj
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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To: thorvaldr

IOWs he’s a typical Democrat.


21 posted on 05/28/2014 11:49:43 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: dfwgator

Perhaps so. I knew this peculiar gay guy some time ago. He described how he was buggered in the school shower by another dude, and that seemed to be his defining moment. It was rape.


22 posted on 05/28/2014 11:50:57 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Second Amendment First

Pot clubs don’t allow cellphones or cameras to be out anyway-—or so I am told.


23 posted on 05/28/2014 11:52:57 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: F15Eagle
Pot legalization is a still a touchy subject among the Democrat Party platform. The fear is the voting public getting fed up of jobless "stoners" mooching off the public taxpayer that welfare reform could become a lightening rod with the opposition Party (That would be limited government conservatives).
24 posted on 05/28/2014 11:53:28 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: TigersEye

“IOWs he’s a typical Democrat.”

Maybe it is senseless to discuss whether a bear is bigger than a mountain lion since both are extremely dangerous predators that will eat you, but a bear is bigger than a mountain lion and Jared Polis is distinctly worse than the average democrat.


25 posted on 05/28/2014 11:59:09 AM PDT by thorvaldr
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To: Second Amendment First

Jared Polis: To Know Him Is To Loathe Him.

Polis, then known as Jared Polis Schutz, sold Bluemountain.com, his family’s online greeting-cards website [ that he inherited ? ] , to Excite@Home for $780 million, including $350 million in cash that Excite couldn’t really spare. Excite sold it for $35 million in September 2001, and filed for bankruptcy a month later. People still talk about it as one of the most spectacular cashouts of the dotcom boom.

http://gawker.com/5163678/jared-polis-to-know-him-is-to-loathe-him


26 posted on 05/28/2014 12:00:46 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: thorvaldr

I disagree. IMO all Dems today are just like Jared Polis.


27 posted on 05/28/2014 12:03:00 PM 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: Second Amendment First

Is that his business partner or sex partner?


28 posted on 05/28/2014 12:10:21 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Second Amendment First
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.”

He probably says the same sort of thing when he visits a sex dungeon.

29 posted on 05/28/2014 12:12:08 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Second Amendment First

His dabbling in a wild weed is the LEAST of his problems. And he has plenty of problems.


30 posted on 05/28/2014 12:54:29 PM PDT by soycd
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To: GeronL
Agreed. CO Democrats are less subtle than CO Republicans about their support of libertine behaviors and big government, but both are effective at keeping real conservatives out of politics and business.


31 posted on 05/28/2014 1:06:54 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Second Amendment First
No! ...I'm Not A Homo!

But My Boyfriend Is!!

32 posted on 05/28/2014 1:24:50 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Second Amendment First

His “partner” looks like a real dweeb.


33 posted on 05/28/2014 1:48:49 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Second Amendment First


Well I guess we cant do any worse.
34 posted on 05/28/2014 2:29:29 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Second Amendment First

The partner looks like a teen.


35 posted on 05/28/2014 2:41:30 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: rollo tomasi

Not a pot expert, however, I had one co-worker who smoked on occasion that was able to work circles around everyone else. On the other hand, I knew more welfare moocher pot-smokers.


36 posted on 05/28/2014 8:05:04 PM PDT by matt04
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To: Second Amendment First

The Republican candidate to replace Polis - http://ballotpedia.org/George_Leing


37 posted on 05/28/2014 11:24:09 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I don’t discount a genetic disease factor for homosexuality, but being raped as a child is definitely a cause for some of them. Didn’t Mark Foley say he was diddled?

This creep looks like he likes em young. Those pages better be careful.

So he likes weed too huh, maybe legislating under the influence should be a crime.


38 posted on 05/28/2014 11:55:37 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: taxcontrol

This is my congressional district. It is two thirds democrat with a union attitude. Polis ain’t going anywhere.


39 posted on 05/29/2014 5:52:27 AM PDT by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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To: Second Amendment First

Funny - the headline says he is trying to “win over his party”, but the sizable excerpt fails to mention the party he belongs to.

I wonder what THAT means?!? /sarc


40 posted on 05/29/2014 7:46:02 AM PDT by MortMan (Avoid temporary variables and strange women.)
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To: Second Amendment First

In Colorado Springs, I saw in a Museum a wax figure of Teddy Roosevelt camping out in the wilderness. Colorado really needs to return to this great heritage and history they have. I guess as in so many other places, the Metro is messing things up, Denver-Boulder.


41 posted on 05/30/2014 9:06:02 AM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: Second Amendment First

I know this thread is a few days old but I am reading the wikipedia entry on this Polis fellow, he’s part of the Pro-Flowers business and his parents founded “BlueMountainArts”, greeting card online company, they sold it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jared_Polis


42 posted on 05/30/2014 9:09:40 AM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: BeadCounter

It doesn’t look like this guy is exactly a “self-made millionaire”, looks like he was involved in a family business.


43 posted on 05/30/2014 9:11:07 AM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: Second Amendment First
Polis was key to the Obamacare nonsense, serving on one of the committees that wrote it, and as Peter Schweitzer has documented in his book "Throw Them All Out," he was busy on his phone with inside trading during the committee meetings. The legislation being crafted favored some medical research companies over others (having to do with longer patent periods for some classes of medical research and less for others). Polis was active buying up the favored companies with his insider info.....which is a CRIME that Eric Holder and his Just-Us Department refuses to investigate.

The Denver Post and the Boulder Chimera mentioned it, but never bothered to pursue Polis, with whom they are both allied.

44 posted on 05/30/2014 10:38:44 AM PDT by cookcounty (IRS = Internal Revenge Service.)
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To: cookcounty

Boulder Chimera, Camera, got it. A play on words.


45 posted on 05/30/2014 10:57:47 AM PDT by BeadCounter
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