Conservative congressional candidate Casper Stockham (pronouced: Stock-ham), is vying to be the first black member of U.S. Congress from the State of Colorado, challenging radically far-left anti-life Democrat incumbent, Diana DeGette, in Colorado’s 1st Congressional District (Denver).
In an exclusive telephone interview with PolitiStick, Casper Stockham, a Republican, said he didn’t really anticipate running for office or being a politician, but like a lot of grassroots candidates seeking office for the first time, became “absolutely sick and tired of the lying, cheating, stealing, backroom deals, and stuff that was going on [in government],” and explained his incredible personal transformation from being an angry progressive liberal to an enlightened Reaganite conservative.
“I decided that somebody has to do something, and that somebody is me,” Stockham said.
Stockham, who is the president of Colorado-based America Conservatives of Color, a group founded by Derrick Wilburn, says he’s been travelling around Colorado, as well as in different states, delivering the message to minorities that they “have to change the way they’re doing business.”
“You [minorities] cannot keep voting lockstep for any party — Democrat or Republican — and expect different results. They have to really look at the issues, look at who’s saying what, don’t just take things at face value, do some research — do some homework — and find out exactly what’s going on.”
Stockham said that the reason why black people, and people of color have voted predominantly Democrat the past several decades, is that they’ve been sucked in by the promises of LBJ’s “Great Society,” the so-called “War on Poverty,” and have bought into the failed plans”hook line and sinker.” He added that people have “not fought against it.”
“We’ve been given crumbs and stuff — expecting more down the road — and nothing has come. No help has come to the [minority] community.
You can look at any [black] community — I wish I could say there was at least one community that was just thriving. But there is not one that I can think of, in the entire United States, where the inner city is thriving being run by progressive Democrats — not one.”
Casper pointed out that there is a large and growing homeless problem in the Denver area, despite a plethora of liberal policies that were designed to solve the problem.
One specific and unique solution Casper Stockham offers is his J.O.B.S. initiative, which stands for:
- Safety and Security
“Any area with jobs has prosperity, and any area without jobs does not have prosperity,” Stockham explained. “When it comes to safety and security, no business is going to move into an area they don’t feel their business is secure.
If they feel the business is going to be ransacked, or if they feel it’s going to be burned down, or if they feel that people going to that establishment are going to walk out the door and be hit upside the head, they’re not going to build in that area. The areas have to become safe and secure, and there’s a lot of easy ways to do it.”
This is not something we can’t do. Of course, we can do it. We just have to have the will to do it.”
Stockham said that leadership in both Washington, DC, and locally has been “putting a wedge between the community and law enforcement,” and “that wall has to be torn down.”
Stockham contends that police need to be invited back into communities and that people have got to realize that even though there are some bad cops, like there are in any profession, they are a minority and that most cops are good.
“Police are not the enemy. Of course, there are some bad cops — of course. There are bad politicians, bad hair stylists — there’s bad everybody, you know — but the majority of cops are not bad,” Stockham asserted. “So we need to embrace the good ones, and when we find the bad ones, we need to have them dealt with through the legal system,” he said.
Stockham said that he used to be a progressive liberal through his young years (he’s 55 now), and “hated all things Republican and all things white,” and told an amazing story of his fundamental transformation and enlightenment.
He said that as a bitter young man, he entered the military to “get as much as I can from the government.” “I went in to get what I could get,” he told us.
His fascinating awakening occurred in the military after then Republican President Ronald Reagan changed a policy that him woke up.
“I was in an officer training program that allowed for minorities to be in the program and get low grades and still stay in the program.
When Reagan got elected — his administration — one of the first things they cut was this program. And all it did for me [initially] was to solidify my opinion of Republicans — ‘they’re always trying to take things away from minorities.’
So I was in class one day, thinking to myself — I wasn’t even paying attention to the lesson at all — I just remember thinking that I can’t believe they cut me out of the program.
But they didn’t cut me out! I was in the program — I was in class. All they did was remove the safety net.
And then I started thinking, I thought, ‘Well, actually, don’t we want our officers to be the sharpest, brightest people on the planet? You know, regardless of their color? So why would we dumb-down our officers?
And that’s what this program did.
So after that, I started looking at every program. All of these programs seem to have good intentions, the end result is, they end up dumbing down or turning people into subjects, making them dependent, having the opposite effect of their intention.”
Stockham’s progressive leftist opponent, Diana DeGette has been in office almost two decades and was preceded by leftist loon, former Congresswoman Pat Schroeder, who handed the baton to DeGette.
“She [DeGette] basically does whatever she’s told to do by her bosses in DC,” Stockham told us. “And she’s said those exact words — she’s said, ‘Her boss is Nancy Pelosi,'” he charged, a stinging indictment unless you’re a fan of one of the most unpopular politicians in America.
“My bosses are the people in CD1 — the district I’m running in. Those are my bosses. I don’t have any bosses in DC,” Stockham said.
Dovetailing perfectly into our next topic, we asked Casper Stockham if he would have voted to oust RINO Speaker of the House and Surrender Caucus Leader John Boehner from his perch.
“I would have absolutely, one-hundred percent — without a question — voted against John Boehner.”
“The Republican Party hasn’t done any of what the American people elected them to do,” Stockham said. “He’s the leader of the House, and he has not led.”
When I asked Stockham if he would be willing to stand strong and fight for issues that are important to conservatives and real Republicans, like the defunding of Obamacare and the baby parts chop shop known as Planned Butcherhood or Planned Parenthood, one of his opponent’s sacred private institutions, Stockham responded:
“I don’t know if there’s some kind of dumbing down pill they take when they take when they get to DC, or something, because they’re [GOP leadership] not even thinking wisely.
“They’re allowing the narrative to go out that Republicans are trying to shut down the government. And it should come from leadership, that says, ‘Look, we’re not shutting down anything. We’re going to fund every last thing that needs to be funded, and we’re not going to fund things that don’t need to be funded.'”
“They [GOP leadership in House and Senate] aren’t controlling the purse,” Stockham declared, saying that at the end of the day, they are giving Obama everything he wants. “There are supposed to be checks and balances, and there are zero checks and balances that I’ve seen.”
Stockham went on to detail one of the most unique solutions we’ve heard (okay, definitely the most unique) to reign in big, out of control, centralized government, in which bloated, faceless, unelected and unaccountable bureaucrats are unconstitutionally both passing the enforcing laws.
Casper Stockham contends that Congress could act, without the president’s signature, to change the status of bureaucracies from being “regulatory.” to that of being purely and only “advisory,” because these agencies “have been given the power from Congress to do what they’re doing, which is unconstitutional.”
“They’ve been given that power by Congress, which means Congress can take it away,” he asserted.
And just think, if Ronald Reagan hadn’t cut that program which dumbed-down standards for minority military officers, Casper Stockham probably wouldn’t be running for Congress right now.
Stockham recently sent the following letter to his opponent, offering a good-hearted challenge to her, but so far hasn’t received a response.
Dear Congresswoman Degette:
My name is Casper Stockham. Assuming I am the Republican nominee I will be your opponent on the Republican ticket and I am challenging you to a Booth-Off next year, in 2016, at one of the major events in the Black and Brown communities, either Cinco de Mayo or Juneteenth.
You can choose the event and the day.
The challenge is simply this:
1) Secure a campaign booth separate from the party and other candidates.
2) Be the candidate who spends the most time at the event for the day.
1) Has to take a picture in the winners campaign tee shirt and post it on the losers campaign Facebook page.
2) Has to donate $100 to the homeless charity of the winner’s choice, in the winner’s name.
I hope you will take me up on this challenge. It will be a chance for you to show that you are still interested in being present for Congressional District 1, and still up for the job.
Thank you for considering.
Also, Stockham is a huge fan of Chuck Norris, as you can see below: