I’m only commenting on this because the more we can have these people’s name linked to the douchebaggery they are prone to the less likely it is that they will reappear in a new and more powerful incarnation at some later point. I am not a Trump supporter but I do understand and sympathize with the reasons that about a third of GOP primary voters have him as their first choice. I also have no doubt that if he is the candidate he will a) be superior to Hillary Clinton as president and b) win.
Wirbel does have the deranged loner vibe going but I doubt seriously that he can tell a rifle barrel from his crack pipe. In jest or not, and when you are dealing with progressives (motto: perfection is always just one summary execution away) you don’t really know, this is not the stuff credible adults post. This is also not the stuff that the head of an ACLU Human freakin Rights committee should post. If you were a high school student and posted this, SWAT teams would show up.
Naturally, being the good little Stalinist that he is, Wirbel promptly blamed the people objecting to his statement for, well, objecting to his statement.
Loring Wirbel has resigned as co-chair of the Colorado Springs chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado after facing mounting criticism for a Facebook post that said people voting for Donald Trump should be told “I will have to shoot you before election day.”
Wirbel told The Gazette Thursday night that the post wasn’t meant to be taken seriously.
“It was intended totally as a joke,” Wirbel said. “They are taking that stuff out of context. It’s smear politics.”
This, by the way, is the second time in a week that some left wing nutball in Colorado Springs advocated or threatened violence against Republicans. On Thursday, a progressive activist named Fern Delise was arrested by local authorities:
A woman was arrested in Fountain in connection with verbal threats made over a phone call to a Planned Parenthood in Denver on Tuesday.
54-year-old Fern Roberta Delise allegedly tried to call the Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood facility on Tuesday, but due to it being closed, the call was re-routed to the Denver Office. Delise then allegedly made verbal threats directed at the Republican Party.