Skip to comments.Bad news: Colorado Democrat defeated in recall election over gun control not taking it well
Posted on 09/12/2013 4:31:01 PM PDT by Signalman
Via the Corner. Tuesday night, expecting a close race, I couldnt believe that she lost by 12 points. Now, after watching her for the first time, I cant believe she lost by only 12 points.
Shes got one argument here voter suppression, ripped straight from the DNCs talking points memo, which is completely destroyed by her own now-famous admission a few weeks ago that if Bloomberg and his anti-gun group couldnt buy her a victory in this race, they might as well fold it up. They did their best for her; as Erika noted earlier, gun-grabbers outspent gun-rights supporters overwhelmingly. If that kind of money cant get gun-control fans to drive to the polls, in a state where there was a horrendous mass shooting barely more than a year ago, maybe the votes simply arent there.
Sean Trende considers, then largely dismisses, the idea that the lack of mail-in ballots doomed the Democrats:
If Girons eager to blame the results on something other than support for gun rights, though, she could always blame it on a backlash to her and John Morses personal jackassery:
As it turns out, Morse and Giron sealed their fates on March 4, the day that the anti-gun bills were heard in Senate committees. At Morses instruction, only 90 minutes of testimony per side were allowed on each of the gun bills. As a result, hundreds of Colorado citizens were prevented from testifying even briefly. Many of them had driven hours to come to the Capitol, traveling from all over the state.
That same day, 30 Sheriffs came to testify. They too were shut out, with only a single Sheriff allowed to testify on any given bill. So while one Sheriff testified, others stood up with him in support
When Morse shut that down, and Chairperson Giron went along, they crossed the double-red line of Colorado government. Had the seven gun control bills (one of which I testified in favor) been heard on March 4-6, instead of being rammed through committees on March 4, the recall might never have happened. Its one thing to lose; its another to thing to lose when you didnt even have the opportunity to present your reasoning. While the gun control bills were before the Senate in March, President Morse urged his caucus to stop reading emails, to stop reading letters from constituents, to stop listening to voicemails, to vote for the gun bills and ignore the constituents. Giron, presciently following this strategy, had allowed citizens to raise Second Amendment concerns at a single town hall meeting, and thereafter refused to discuss the issue at public fora.
They did their best to deny their opponents a voice lets call that voter suppression so their opponents spoke on Tuesday night. Game over.
Exit question: What are we to make of the fact that CNNs Brooke Baldwin is as impatient with Girons spinning here as gun-rights fans are?
Candy Crowley ?
"Mmmmmmm your tears are so yummy and sweet."
Nobody likes a sore loser who lies incessantly and refuses to address your questions.
0:50 to 1:00 marks, Giron’s facial expressions were priceless. The reporter wasn’t gonna let her get away with “voter suppression” (maybe on MSNBC).
The arrogant jerks paid for their arrogance. Now they should shut up and go home, but you know they’ll be back like a cold sore that won’t go away.
Daily Kos pollster PPP sat on poll showing Colorado recall strength
We did a poll last weekend in Colorado Senate District 3 and found that voters intended to recall Angela Giron by a 12 point margin, 54/42. In a district that Barack Obama won by almost 20 points I figured there was no way that could be right and made a rare decision not to release the poll. It turns out we should have had more faith in our numbers becaue she was indeed recalled by 12 points.
Emails show IRS Lois Lerner specifically targeted tea party
We have proof that the DNC used the fedreal government to suppress voter trunout based on race.
She’d lost by 40 points had it not been for “voter suppression” due to Dem voter fraud.
Do the right thing, Giron, move to Cuba, you'll fit right in.
Scott Tenorman. That’s his ‘ground up’ parents in that bowl. Not funny, but LOL!
What a Progressive -itch.
Good for that CNN reporter, which is surprising.
Thanks for the link - her facial expression made me laugh and I couldn’t believe that line she was giving out about people voted absentee for 25 years and they didn’t know how to vote! Oh yeah, I guess the only people that figured it out were against gun control? The stuff these people say *smh*
Suicide is the only way out. You were publicly humiliated, ridiculed and bullied by an angry voting public leaving you no other options other than crawling back under your rock or suicide.
Hmmmm ... change "an angry voting public" to "Vladimir Putin" .....
The PPP Poll only proves how TRUELY IGNORANT Wasserman and the socialist democrats are. It’s beyond me why anyone in their right mind would vote for this blob in the first place. She must have offered her voters free drinks all night before the election.
I love HotAir’s titles. They remind me of the snarky ESPN “Sportscenter” anchors from the 90s.
Priceless! They simply cannot believe that the PEASANTS would rise up and throw them out of office. How DARE they!
These idiots are still in denial.
They can’t possibly fathom that people disagree with them - after all, they are liberals and therefore they are intellectually superior to everyone else.
If only California would similarly bitch-slap the crazy Dems running the state. Into the ground.
“They did their best to deny their opponents a voice”
This is incorrect, they denied “The People” their voice, right then they violated their duty and responsibility as “representatives” of the people of the State of Colorado and became little monarchs intent on imposing their will upon the people who elected them, you know much like all demoncrats from the top of our government down.
Doesn’t it follow that both sides had the same limits to voting process? if not being able to mail it in hurts voters, it hurts both sides.
Unless mail in votes are a tool for vote fraud.
Tough Shiite, Ms. Giron. Buy some bubble wrap and some sturdy boxes, pack your crap, and vacate your office in Denver. You’ve been voted off the island, and the tribe has spoken!
You really don’t think that mail-in votes are a tool for voter fraud do you?/sarc
Wow, that CNN anchor couldn’t contain her snark nor her smirk. LOL.
Chairperson Giron ex-"Chairperson" Giron.
Ramming the bills through like that was really cute, but there is always that inconvenient possibilities that the voters will ram back.
Dear Angela. You did it because you could. So we did it because WE could.
Tuesday night, expecting a close race, I couldnt believe that she lost by 12 points. Now, after watching her for the first time, I cant believe she lost by only 12 points. She's got one argument here -- "voter suppression," ripped straight from the DNC's talking points memo, which is completely destroyed by her own now-famous admission a few weeks ago that if Bloomberg and his anti-gun group couldn't buy her a victory in this race, "they might as well fold it up."That is too bad. Here, use this copy paper box with the nice lid to clear out your desk, and get out.
Is... is that Scott Tenorman’s mom’s ring in that bowl of chili???
(that’s one of my favorite South Park episodes)
Makes you wonder how Obama "won" by 20 points.
Has ex-Senator Giron been placed under a suicide watch yet? Her unhinged babbling is indicative of someone that cannot handle the reality of being fired by constituents. Poor baby. I hope some one gets picture if her standing in the unemployment line. Talk about humiliation and a pay cut!
Wow. It’s great to see this on CNN.
The reporter was good! She didn’t let that poor excuse for a human get away with the spin.
This, with the WI unions folding and the leverage of Tea Partiers in congress is very encouraging.
America waking up...?
That was great. :)
She concludes her interview by talking about voters who were allegedly disenfranchised because they were hospitalized. I don't know it for a fact, but one would think that such voters can vote by absentee ballot if their medical disability is documented.
The reporter kept asking “ What happened “ and what happened was their commie , feminist, liberal progressive agenda got stop abruptly and they can’t take it.
“Dude, I think it might be best for us to never piss Cartman off again.”
None of Giron's opponent's voters were hospitalized? Only hers?
Girons argumant doesnt make sense on the face of it. Did her opponents voters cast their ballots under different rules than her voters? Or, were the rules the same for all voters? These are the obvious questions I expected that anchor to ask Giron immediately but she never did.
The little rat lady is mad she got smoked by a double digit margin? That sounds like good news to me. If she cried then it’s great news.
She needs an enema to clear her head..