More “Compassionate” Conservatism

Following up on yesterday’s post, today gives us another example of the new “compassionate” conservatism surrounding the recently ended special session.

First up, from the Rocky Mountain News

Rep. Debbie Stafford, R-Aurora, said at the caucus that she was upset that the bill exempted children under 18.

“We’re helping create the next generation of terrorists,” she said.

Funny Stafford should mention terrorist and immigration together, since Colorado seems to be brewing it’s on home-grown hate groups, specifically the KKK:

Olathe residents learned last month that their town is home to the only Ku Klux Klan chapter in Colorado, news that has rattled the rural farming community best known for sweet corn, not racial hatred.

Railton Loy, an Indiana minister and International Imperial Wizard of the Klan, said the Olathe chapter was formed about four years ago. He said he didn’t know the names of any of the members.

The immigration debate has boosted membership in the white supremacy group, including the chapter in Olathe, according to Loy.

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