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Welker was warned by GOP about his email duncery

I posted last week about loose-screw Colorado State Representative Jim Welker, whose e-moronic behavior got him in hot water. He forwarded racist messages to friends and constituents on several occasions, blaming black Katrina victims for their own fate, smeared Muslims, Mexicans, and homos, of course. He was oblivious to the fact that someone might be offended.

Why, I don’t know, because in an article in the Rocky Mountain News, Welker was told to stop sending out and forwarding bigoted messages — by his own party — back in 2003. Read the unhinged homo BS (right from the Bill James playbook):

A Loveland lawmaker under fire for sending a racially charged e-mail about black Hurricane Katrina victims was warned in 2003 by his own party about forwarding offensive material.

The admonition from the House speaker came after Rep. Jim Welker, R-Loveland, sent an e-mail quoting a conservative study that discussed lifestyles of gays and lesbians. The article Welker forwarded claimed that gay men regularly ingest the urine and feces of their partners, leading to massive outbreaks of various diseases. It questioned why gays and lesbians were allowed to work with children, the elderly and in the food industry.

The homosexual and lesbian behavior is not a healthy lifestyle and can even result in early death,” Welker wrote after quoting the study. “Our society worries about people wearing seat belts, losing weight, smoking, taking drugs and abusing alcohol. Where is our consistency?”

Welker said Friday that the e-mail the public received in November 2003 was not the one he wrote.

“Somebody changed it,” he said, but added he could provide no details as it happened nearly three years ago.

However, the e-mail is nearly identical to a column Welker published in the Northern Colorado Courier two weeks later.

And look at this pathetic defense. These wingnuts aren’t very quick on their feet, are they?

Several Republican lawmakers say they have warned Welker on a number of occasions to stop sending controversial essays.

“Just because I send something doesn’t mean I agree with it,” Welker said Friday. “It’s like letters to the editors. It can be a very powerful tool for discussion.”

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