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Will Colorado Become the New Wisconsin Center of the Political World?
National Review ^ | July 19, 2013 8:08 AM | Jim Geraghty

Posted on 07/19/2013 10:48:27 AM PDT by Red Steel

Get ready for two very intense, quick fights in two state-legislative races that will carry a great deal of national weight on the gun-control issue:

A Denver judge Thursday ruled petitions submitted to oust a pair of Democratic senators from office are valid, a pivotal ruling that sets in motion Colorado’s first-ever recall election of state lawmakers.

“The petitions here substantially comply with law,” Denver District Court Judge Robert Hyatt said in his oral decision from the bench. “Recalls are a fundamental right of Colorado citizens.”

Shortly after Hyatt handed down the decision Thursday, Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an executive order to set the recall election date of Senate President John Morse of Colorado Springs and Sen. Angela Giron of Pueblo for Sept. 10.

Both are the targets of recalls by constituents for their support of stricter Colorado gun laws implemented this month.

Suddenly, every gun-control supporter and Second Amendment advocate will be focusing on these two state-legislative districts, hoping to send a signal about the post-Newtown gun laws.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Front Page News; US: Colorado; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: banglist; colorado; elections; guncontrol; hickenlooper; purplestates; secondamendment

1 posted on 07/19/2013 10:48:27 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel; george76

National news now. Excellent!


2 posted on 07/19/2013 10:50:26 AM PDT by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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To: Red Steel

Colorado got California-ized over the last 40 years. Like many states, the liberal weanies took over the metro areas and overpowered the conservative suburbs and rural voters.

But things change when people start to care, as we have seen in Wisconsin.


3 posted on 07/19/2013 10:52:21 AM PDT by lurk
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To: lurk

We should re-call the Pooper Looper and elect the mayor of Glenndale as the Govenor!


4 posted on 07/19/2013 10:54:10 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Red Steel

A new resident in Colorado (or in the Senatorial district of one of these two anti-Second amendment Democrats)? Be sure to get registered to vote immediately if you have not done so yet. And make sure your pro-2nd Amendment friends, family and acquaintances are registered also.


5 posted on 07/19/2013 10:57:58 AM PDT by House Atreides ( D)
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To: Red Steel
"That was the argument that Mark Grueskin, the lawyer for Giron and Morse supporters, made at an all-day hearing Wednesday. Without that explicit language, the petitions should be invalidated, according to Grueskin.

Not so, answered Hyatt. Citing a number of cases, the judge said the term “recall” implies to any petition signer that voters also will be asked to elect a replacement for a targeted lawmaker.

To claim otherwise was a “hypertechnical” reading of state statutes, he said. The petition process of gathering voter signatures “demonstrates the popular support for the recall of an official,”

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http://www.chieftain.com/home/1485574-120/recall-state-hyatt-judge

6 posted on 07/19/2013 11:05:49 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Why not ... Galt’s Gulch was in Colorado.


7 posted on 07/19/2013 11:05:50 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: Red Steel

8 posted on 07/19/2013 11:07:31 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: GraceG

Hey! I am all in for a recall on Hickenpooper.


9 posted on 07/19/2013 11:08:17 AM PDT by DenverCossack
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To: SpeakerToAnimals; MileHi; dhs12345; neverdem; ColoCowgirl; RandallFlagg; dynachrome; beaversmom; ...

quick fights ? until Sept. 10.

Colorado Ping ( Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the list.)


10 posted on 07/19/2013 11:32:34 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: mylife

Love it! I just received an order of Gen 3 Pmags.


11 posted on 07/19/2013 11:42:36 AM PDT by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: Red Steel
Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an executive order to set the recall election date of Senate President John Morse of Colorado Springs and Sen. Angela Giron of Pueblo for Sept. 10.

Why is the Gov not targeted in the recall? He signed the bill into law, did he not?

12 posted on 07/19/2013 11:44:44 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Red Steel

“It starts here. It starts now. What better place to call out the liberal left, & let them know, Mr. President, GAME ON!” Sarah Palin at Madison Wisconsin Tea Party Rally, April, 2011.


13 posted on 07/19/2013 12:18:13 PM PDT by Patriot Mike
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To: Red Steel

If I remember correctly, Colorado Springs is a fairly conservative area. Is that correct?


14 posted on 07/19/2013 12:19:25 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Army dad. And damned proud.)
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To: lurk

Too bad Denver didn’t write “Puerto Rican Swampy Mountain High.”


15 posted on 07/19/2013 12:29:55 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: GraceG

Hmmm. My memory must be aging. Thought it was Dickenschlooper.


16 posted on 07/19/2013 2:17:45 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: EdReform

Gotta love their attitude.


17 posted on 07/19/2013 4:54:56 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Overall it’s relatively conservative though the swath he represents is a bit more diverse:)


18 posted on 07/19/2013 10:44:01 PM PDT by ebersole
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To: Red Steel
It used to be that people like Hickenlooper would quietly fade out when there would be an electoral revolt. Now the arrogance around the Rats is unbelievable, even when two of his cohort are about to go down.

My best to the FReepers in Colorado in cleaning out the pond scum in their state.

19 posted on 07/19/2013 11:48:37 PM PDT by UAConservative (We have just begun to fight!)
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To: UAConservative

Hopefully, everyone shows up, the way they should and gets rid of these two clowns.

Then hopefully they can make life really uncomfortable for the liberal weenies that moved in, forcing them to move back to Cali and whatever other, liberal nest they left.


20 posted on 07/20/2013 2:49:10 PM PDT by qaz123
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To: qaz123
hopefully they can make life really uncomfortable for the liberal weenies that moved in, forcing them to move back to Cali and whatever other, liberal nest they left.

Well, they generally self-identify by placing this "bulls-eye" (which also says Obama) on their back bumper

21 posted on 07/21/2013 4:55:16 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATs! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: Red Steel

Get ready for the fight of your life, Coloradoans!

It gets ugly!


22 posted on 07/21/2013 11:34:09 AM PDT by Wisconsinlady (AMNESTY BY ANY OTHER NAME IS STILL A PIG WITH LIPSTICK)
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To: lurk

Not only California libs but a huge influx of illegals has changed Colorado’s landscape. We used to be reliably conservative, now I don’t recognize the state I have lived in for the last 45 years. I actually had one of my kids not get a fast food job because he didn’t speak spanish....

Hopefully the people of this once great state will wake up, but I am not optomistic.


23 posted on 07/21/2013 11:37:24 AM PDT by Mom MD (A million people attended Obamas inauguration. 14 of them actually missed work)
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To: House Atreides

We are leaving California for Colorado before the liberals figure out how to eliminate the ceiling on property taxes provided by Proposition 13 for the last 30 years or so...and if they do property taxes will skyrocket.


24 posted on 07/21/2013 12:31:29 PM PDT by Stayfree (If it is left, then it can't be right!)
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To: Red Steel

More likely Colorado will become the new toilet of America.


25 posted on 07/21/2013 6:48:23 PM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: Colonel_Flagg
"If I remember correctly, Colorado Springs is a fairly conservative area. Is that correct?"

Yes, 39% for Obama in 2008 and 37% last time, but the Dems Gerrymandered when they got control of the Senate and created one competitive district, which went to the Dems because the election was thrown to the Donkey Party (Morse got 48% of the vote) by a Libertarian candidate who managed to shoot the entire state of Colorado in the foot. The District includes liberal hotbed Colorado College (Axelrod's son is a recent grad). The 'O'kids get back on campus two weeks before the recall election. Literally millions of $$$ coming in from out of state. Should be interesting.

Giron, in the Pueblo district is a little different, in that Pueblo is historically Democrat, but with lots of old Reaganite Dems, maybe the last bastion of "conservative Democrats." A lot of 'Old Spanish' (i.e., been here since before the Mayflower and most can't speak one sentence in Spanish) who tend to be socially conservative, and on social issues could go against the social engineers.

Odd fact about Colorado Springs: It's run totally by Republicans, but on the scale of "income equality" it has the least differentiation between top and bottom of any city in the U.S.

26 posted on 07/23/2013 10:34:23 PM PDT by cookcounty (IRS = Internal Revenge Service.)
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