Campaign Follies: Progressive Democrat Candidate Maces Self For School Safety [VIDEO]

Campaign Follies: Progressive Democrat Candidate Maces Self For School Safety [VIDEO]

Campaign Follies: Progressive Democrat Candidate Maces Self For School Safety [VIDEO]

Over the last few years, we’ve seen some weird things happen during political campaigns including Hillary’s fainting spells and coughing fits, Dan Helmer’s ad channeling Top Gun, and that hideous Bradley Manning thing. However, a very progressive Democrat candidate in Colorado unveiled an ad a few days ago that wins the ultimate booby prize. He MACED HIMSELF.

Yes folks, what you just watched really happened. 

In the ad, posted last week, Levi Tillemann criticizes President Trump’s plan to arm teachers and school officials with firearms as a way to combat potential school shooters.

“I’m calling on Congress to stop talking past each other and try something new,” Tilleman says in the ad. “Empower schools and teachers with non-lethal self-defense tools, like this can of pepper spray.”

Tillemann touts pepper spray as an effective method to protect classrooms from school shooters, saying that it is cost-effective and can be stored safely.

“It’s powerful, but it won’t accidentally kill a kid,” he says in the ad.

Oh, ok. ‘…it won’t accidentally kill a kid,’ That’s… comforting.

Now, the fact is, Tillemann doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in beating Jason Crow in the primary, even with Steny Hoyer and the Democrat machine tipping the scales in favor of Crow.

Tillemann  set himself up as the anti-establishment and VERY anti-Trump candidate from the start.

However, his background tells a completely different story.

  1. He wrote a book on car industry growth
  2. He worked for the Department of Energy in the Obama Administration
  3. His grandmother, Nancy Dick was Colorado’s first female lieutenant governor.
  4. His maternal grandfather, Tom Lantos, was the only Holocaust survivor to serve in Congress
  5. His father, Timber Dick, was an eccentric inventor who was killed in a car accident in 2008
  6. His mother Annette raised eleven children and home schooled them all.

So Levi is an odd sort of anti-establishment candidate wouldn’t you say? But you see, he doesn’t like labels and believes that a new kind of Democrat is what is needed to unseat Mike Coffman.

“I think this is a really important race,” Tillemann says. “I think the Democrats owe it to themselves to really think differently when it comes to a candidate who is going to beat Mike Coffman. I think we have tried the best moves from a standard playbook to beat Mike Coffman. I think in this particular situation it makes sense to throw that playbook away and start innovating.”

Evidently throwing the playbook away means citing cherry picked statistics regarding guns and macing himself.

His deal is that he’s a ‘doer’ or something. However, his ad and his idea of arming teachers with Mace is well… stupid. It ranks right up there with putting buckets of rocks in the classroom as a deterrent to a shooter.

Think about it… the Parkland shooter blended in with the students to exit the school. If said shooter is identified and a teacher maces him, innocent students right around the shooter will be maced as well! 

“Absolutely one of the dumbest plans I have ever heard in my life,” Grant Whitus, a retired Jefferson County SWAT team member, told the Truth Check.

“To even use it effectively law enforcement is taught to take it out and shake it and then spray it and you get an effective range of 12-15 feet. How do you get 12-15 feet in front of a mass shooter and not get shot?” Whitus added.

Answer is…the teacher armed with Mace runs a GREATER risk of being shot before he/she can even deploy the mace!

Not only that, but shooters with handguns or shotguns …or any rifle weapon for that matter have the ability to stay at a distance far greater than the reach of pepper spray.

Levi Tillemann really really and I mean REALLY wants to beat Jason Crow. Thus we have the attention grabbing WTH did I just watch?? Mace Your Face! stunt.

Why does Revenge of the Nerds or Animal House come to mind?

Will the Good Idea Fairy hit Tillemann again? Who knows. The Colorado Primary is just under two weeks away. Anything can happen between now and then.

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5 Comments
  • GWB says:

    I’m not sure why 1, 5, or 6 would make him non-anti-establishment. They really have no relevance to that.

    6.His mother Annette raised eleven children and home schooled them all.
    Why would this be bad? Or make him ‘establishment’?
    I say KUDOS to his mom!

    Evidently throwing the playbook away means citing cherry picked statistics regarding guns
    OK, *THAT* makes him pretty establishment prog.

    It ranks right up there with putting buckets of rocks in the classroom as a deterrent to a shooter.
    In actuality, in many cases (depending on how wussy the teacher throws) the rocks would be more effective due to range.

    innocent students right around the shooter will be maced as well!
    OK, this is a silly argument. A lot of mace deploys in a stream, not a cloud/spray. And, honestly, unless the teacher is VERY well-trained, trying to shoot the bad guy in the midst of a crowd of innocents is going to get an innocent shot, too.
    (BTW, it would not be likely to be legal for a civilian to shoot the bad guy if he was trying to blend with innocents escaping the building, and had dropped his weapons. Unfortunately, only the cops are usually allowed to shoot a bad guy if he is a “receding threat” or has eliminated his “immediate threat” status by dropping his weapon. And not even all cops.)

    How do you get 12-15 feet in front of a mass shooter and not get shot?
    Hence… the rocks. (And he got sprayed from a distance of about a foot. Good luck with that!)
    Once he’s inside your classroom, this might be a deterrent to some extent. But out in the hallways, he’s going to be safe to continue executing students.

    Oh, and mace is really easy to defend against. Think the students in that school don’t know about safety glasses?

  • CaptDMO says:

    Cut-and-paste, mine, from elsewhere
    Gosh, when I got Dave’s Gourmet Insanity Sauce in my eye*, I went straight for the baking soda.
    You know what ELSE besides pepper spray is a “deterrent”?
    MACE.
    You know what ELSE prevents recidivism?
    .32 special.
    Now let’s see him take a hit by a taser! Only introduce the segment with some of the nice tattooed aliens in the concrete jungle, with a pet Pit Bull.
    (*sigh*, ALSO self inflicted-but not buy choice)
    ADD:
    And let’s not confuse pepper spray with mace.

  • Kenneth Neil says:

    Let me see here. Isn’t this guy misappropriating a trademarked logo of the Levi-Strauss company?

  • Scott says:

    The leftist douches in this poor state of mine are in a race to the bottom / left.. the crap they’re spewing in their campaign ads makes Bernie Sanders seem reasonable… the only good thing you can say is that they’re being honest right now, and letting you know where they stand..

  • Skid Marx says:

    Remember CO used to be a nice “little” (7th biggest state by land mass) red state…then some Californicators had to escape the utopia they created and enrich Colorado with some of that indispensable socialism. Forward!
    At least they mock Boulder and Denver in Colorado Springs. Also the springs has no recreational marijuana, something to do with the Air Force academy and army base located there. It really is like San Diego without the oceans.

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