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Pro-gun plumbers unclog political system, gather support for historic recall votes in Colorado
The Washington Times ^ | July 28, 2013 | Valerie Richardson

Posted on 07/28/2013 10:48:57 PM PDT by beaversmom

DENVER — In one of the more unlikely insurgencies of the year in American politics, three young plumbers from Pueblo have stunned Colorado's political establishment by doing what many campaign veterans insisted was impossible.

Armed with little more than a petition, an army of volunteer signature-gatherers and their iPhones, political newcomers Victor Head, his brother Adam Head, and Ernest Mascarenas have forced a recall election for state Sen. Angela Giron, a rising star in the state's powerful Democratic Party and a labor favorite in heavily unionized Pueblo.

The three plumbers' grass-roots efforts — and Ms. Giron's struggle to hold on to her seat — have roiled politics in this purple state while laying down a marker in the increasingly fierce state-level battle over gun control laws, political watchers say.

The feat is even more impressive when placed in context: The Sept. 10 recall votes for Ms. Giron and fellow Democrat state Senate President John Morse, driven by their support of sweeping gun control legislation this year, are the first against any elected state official in Colorado's 137-year history.

"It's unbelievable. How do these guys get 13,000 people to sign the petition, and [roughly] 12,000 of them are good?" Denver pollster Floyd Ciruli asked. "It's a miracle. And it shows the passion here in Colorado behind this issue."

A tattooed 28-year-old "backflow specialist" who works in the family plumbing business, Victor Head helped launch Pueblo Freedom and Rights in March, shortly after the Democrat-dominated state legislature approved three bills restricting access to firearms and ammunition.

Republicans and national gun groups have rallied against the laws, which sparked Erie-based Magpul Industries, a leading firearms and accessories manufacturer, to announce plans to leave the state. The package of bills — signed in March by Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat — were passed...

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: angelagiron; banglist; colorado; giron; guncontrol; secondamendment

1 posted on 07/28/2013 10:48:57 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: george76; laplata; RandallFlagg; dynachrome; Colorado Doug

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2 posted on 07/28/2013 10:50:00 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom; MileHi; dhs12345; neverdem; ColoCowgirl; RandallFlagg; dynachrome; GSWarrior; ...

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


3 posted on 07/28/2013 10:53:49 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Cool and thanks G76. :-)


4 posted on 07/28/2013 10:57:21 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

They’ll be crushed by the electronic voting machines with more votes than people.


5 posted on 07/28/2013 11:02:57 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: beaversmom
"It's unbelievable. How do these guys get 13,000 people to sign the petition, and [roughly] 12,000 of them are good?" Denver pollster Floyd Ciruli asked. "It's a miracle. And it shows the passion here in Colorado behind this issue."

It's called organization and determination, and they vetted their signatures to ensure they were good.

6 posted on 07/28/2013 11:05:27 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: beaversmom

time to destroy a harpy.


7 posted on 07/28/2013 11:06:11 PM PDT by RC one
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To: fella

They are going to have to pullout all the stops to cheat. 49% of the signatures came from Dems and Independents. Giron’s margin of victory in 2010 was not all that impressive. A modest victory. She is in big trouble.


8 posted on 07/28/2013 11:16:28 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Jeff Head

any relation?


9 posted on 07/28/2013 11:17:45 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: RC one
time to destroy a harpy.

Yes, and hold her high as an example for one and all to see. Leftist extremists believe if they just round up enough east coast, European, and über-wealthy Colorado money, they can do as they please, and the commoners will either love them wildly or tolerate and eventually accept their moral and intellectual superiority. In the end, everyone loathes them more than ever. They tell themselves if they just had more money...

10 posted on 07/28/2013 11:28:58 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: beaversmom

Cool. Kind of gives a whole new meaning to “backflow specialist.” Yeah, give those Colorado libs all the “backflow” they deserve.


11 posted on 07/28/2013 11:37:31 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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From Tom Tancredo's Facebook page:

Ernest Mascarenas and his cousin Justin Aguilar from the Pueblo Recall Democrat Giron movement visiting Tancredo's booth at the Western Conservative Summit, July 28, 2013.

12 posted on 07/28/2013 11:42:07 PM PDT by beaversmom
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Tancredo's Facebook Page Link
13 posted on 07/28/2013 11:43:38 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

Great photo! Thanks for the post, beaversmom.


14 posted on 07/28/2013 11:55:37 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: laplata; All

You’re very welcome, lp. :)


15 posted on 07/28/2013 11:57:31 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Standing Wolf

put that witch in the gibet and let her swing in the breeze for liberals everywhere to see.


16 posted on 07/29/2013 12:04:02 AM PDT by RC one
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To: beaversmom

It’s very encouraging.


17 posted on 07/29/2013 12:12:25 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: beaversmom

Good Deal.


18 posted on 07/29/2013 12:13:41 AM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: laplata
It’s very encouraging.

We need every ounce we can get! :)

19 posted on 07/29/2013 12:19:02 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom

It shows what the average American can do when he has reached the limits of his patience.


20 posted on 07/29/2013 2:11:39 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Red Steel

I hope so, but if on page two of the article it says she has a lot more money behind her and more continuing to flow in from out of state. Including big name corporations.


21 posted on 07/29/2013 2:52:36 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: fella
They’ll be crushed by the electronic voting machines with more votes than people.

Sad to say, you are right. Three plumbers against dozens of democrat data manipulation experts don't stand a chance.

Predicted results: Against recall, 4,000,000 (exactly); in favor of recall, 0.

Results intentionally suspicious just to be in your face and to show us they can get away with it.

22 posted on 07/29/2013 3:10:14 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: beaversmom
Their technique and persistence in getting recall signatures shows it can be done.  Many politicians and possibly federal judges should and could be recalled.  We await the outcome of this plumbers’ effort in Colorado.
23 posted on 07/29/2013 4:03:02 AM PDT by RAY (God Bless the USA!)
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To: RAY

It’s a state recall election, federal judges serve for life ‘during good behavior’ and members of Congress (House & Senate) are not subject to recall or term limits, that’s what impeachment and elections or constitutional amendments are for.


24 posted on 07/29/2013 5:58:18 AM PDT by skepsel
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To: beaversmom
Victor Head, his brother Adam Head, and Ernest Mascarenas have forced a recall election for state Sen. Angela Giron

Heh! Remember her whining last month about how this recall must be racist?

BTW, BM...
Seen this story?

Demand for gun permits up nearly 90 percent in Colorado this year
25 posted on 07/29/2013 6:09:24 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: RandallFlagg

It’s called organization and determination, and they vetted their signatures to ensure they were good..

Yepper. And the demodummie cried “This must be racist”.
It has nothing to do with race, its about “RIGHTS”.

People in Colorado need to get behind these young guns and make that recall happen. Sounds like they could use all the help ($) the can muster as the outside money is flowing in to help the demodummie incumbent.


26 posted on 07/29/2013 7:20:06 AM PDT by DaveA37 (I'm for SMALLER , HONEST government)
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To: beaversmom

Si se puede!


27 posted on 07/29/2013 9:55:00 AM PDT by pierrem15 (Claudius: "Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.")
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To: GeronL
I'm sure we are somewhere back down the line, but nothing close that I am aware of.

Good on 'em though...and I hope they shock these leftists and get them recalled.

28 posted on 07/29/2013 12:00:42 PM PDT by Jeff Head
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To: Jeff Head

The question is will the national MSM throw a fit or just ignore it?


29 posted on 07/29/2013 12:04:16 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL
The question is will the national MSM throw a fit or just ignore it?

A fit, naturally. Because by golly, they know how we ought to be living.

New York Times weighs in on ‘vindictive’ recall of Colorado Dems

30 posted on 07/29/2013 12:07:21 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill

So true


31 posted on 07/29/2013 12:08:30 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: beaversmom

Go Tancredo!


32 posted on 07/29/2013 2:13:30 PM PDT by dynachrome (Vertrou in God en die Mauser)
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To: dynachrome

So happy he’s running again!


33 posted on 07/29/2013 3:04:08 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: RandallFlagg

No RF, hadn’t seen that. Thanks for sharing. Brings a smile to my face. :)


34 posted on 07/29/2013 3:05:32 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: Standing Wolf

There are lots of Hollywood types and wealthy people in the vacation resorts of Colorado, I wonder what role they play in politics. I wonder if some of these limousine liberals vote in each district where they own a house, which for some of the very rich might be 4 or 5 houses.


35 posted on 07/30/2013 5:52:08 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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