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Historic recall effort reflects Colorado's passions about guns
LA Times ^ | July 8, 2013 | Mark Z. Barabak

Posted on 07/08/2013 11:01:45 AM PDT by neverdem

Colorado's state Senate president faces an unprecedented recall election over the passage of gun control laws. He has no regrets.

Snug against the Rockies, this conservative bastion is home to the U.S. Air Force Academy, Pikes Peak, scores of evangelical churches and soon, perhaps, the most significant gun control fight in the country.

Unless a judge steps in, John Morse, the Democratic president of the Colorado Senate, faces an unprecedented recall attempt arising from the sweeping gun laws passed after the school massacre in Newtown, Conn. Morse, a former police chief, calls the...

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His directness is part of his appeal, supporters say, even if it does not always serve him well. Morse is not a career politician or, in the words of one ally, "some pinko professor from Colorado College." He is a relative centrist whose law enforcement background helped with an electorate split roughly three ways among Democrats, Republicans and unaffiliated voters.

His district, taking in less affluent parts of Colorado Springs and the liberal enclave of Manitou Springs, was drawn expressly to give Democrats a shot at winning in staunchly conservative El Paso County. Even then it's been a fight; Morse, who has worked as an accountant and paramedic as well as police chief in a nearby community, won reelection by a mere 340 votes.

Most political calculations go out the window, however, in the recall effort, the first against a state legislator to qualify since Colorado adopted the procedure more than a century ago. No one is certain who's a likely voter, though the intensity level, long a hallmark of the gun rights movement, would appear to favor Morse's opponents.

National groups are closely watching developments — quietly, lest they provoke a backlash — and will probably invest considerable sums if the recall makes the ballot...

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment

1 posted on 07/08/2013 11:01:45 AM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

The article admits he’s a gerrymandered RAT who was carved out a safe seat, and has even screwed that up.


2 posted on 07/08/2013 11:03:54 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: neverdem

“...Unless a judge steps in...”

Indeed, that’s the only way liberals win in real life.

And, given the liberal’s record of sleaze, one can be sure that Soros and his septic minions are shopping around for one now.


3 posted on 07/08/2013 11:04:37 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: neverdem
Colorado's state Senate president faces an unprecedented recall election over the passage of gun control laws. He has no regrets.

He may claim he has no regrets, but I'm sure he already does.

After the 1994 House of Representatives mid-term elections, representatives of the Democratic [sic] party should have learned the obvious lesson: leave the Second Amendment the [fill in the blank] alone!

If they were capable of learning much, they'd have grown up and ceased to represent leftist extremism a long time ago.

4 posted on 07/08/2013 11:05:59 AM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: neverdem

Meanwhile, Coloradans should follow the example of Obama, and ignore the law.


5 posted on 07/08/2013 11:22:36 AM PDT by pallis
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To: neverdem

The recallers better have tried and true candidates capable of winning the seats of the recalled politicians, or voters won’t know who they might be replacing a known quantity with.


6 posted on 07/08/2013 11:22:42 AM PDT by Monitor ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false-front for the urge to rule it." - H. L. Mencken)
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To: neverdem
Historic recall effort reflects Colorado's passions about guns

Historic recall effort reflects Colorado's passion about freedom!

7 posted on 07/08/2013 11:46:00 AM PDT by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: Da Coyote

That’s how it’s done in CA. The voters overwhelmingly vote for something DECENT and the libs find a judge to over rule.

It’s disgusting.


8 posted on 07/08/2013 11:55:14 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: neverdem

“He is a relative centrist...”

Pull the other one.


9 posted on 07/08/2013 2:14:35 PM PDT by Peet (Come back with a warrant.)
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To: Standing Wolf

If they were capable of learning much, they’d have grown up and ceased to represent leftist extremism a long time ago.


Liberals/progressives/communists/whatervertheyrecallingthemselves are primitives. There is no “yesterday” and there is no “tomorrow.” For these primitives there only exists the “now.” All that matters to these primitives is their wants; their want to eat, defecate, mate, and have WHAT THEY WANT NOW with no regard to the future (since there is no “future”).

1994 doesn’t exist.

“Foreward!”


10 posted on 07/08/2013 2:56:33 PM PDT by Peet (Come back with a warrant.)
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