Well, well, well. It turns out Republican Senate candidate Bob Schaffer isn’t the only member of his family to have a problem regarding the enslavement of people. His flap over supporting servitude on the Mariana Islands has never been fully explained. Now it’s obvious that, like a good Republican, he molded the values of his family. His son Justin’s Facebook page displayed a series of bumper stickers, one of which read, “Slavery Gets Shit Done”. My, oh my. What a lovely family you’ve raised, Bob. Another sticker shows Jesus in front of a Confederate flag with an assault rifle in his hand and has this text, “What Would Republican Jesus Do?”. Other stickers demean women. Obama is shown in one photoshopped onto a picture of bin Laden in front of the White House. The imagery goes way beyond childish. It’s disgusting and displays a patterned way of thinking that is simply unacceptable.
According to the Denver Post, Justin issued a written apology, taking full responsibility and trying to deflect fall-out by saying the values presented within the page directly contradict what he was taught at home. The apology does nothing, in my opinion. I’m sure he is sorry he got caught and that it might affect his father’s campaign, but such cavalier use of pro-slavery and anti-anything not white and male is a reflection on the environment he grew up in. I don’t see any evidence that he’s sorry he’s racist or bigoted.
These type of values have no place in the U.S. Senate. This is just one more example that Bob Schaffer is unfit to represent Colorado. His job would be to represent all Coloradans, not just white, male, racist bigots. His previous time in Congress and his family’s actions clearly show he couldn’t do that.