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Bloomberg considers taking on the N.R.A. in Colorado recall votes
Capital NY ^ | Jul. 29, 2013 | Dana Rubinstein

Posted on 07/29/2013 3:20:36 PM PDT by george76

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he would consider backing the two legislators in a showdown that the Times described as "a test of whether politicians, largely Democrats, outside big cities and deep-blue coastal states can survive the political fallout of supporting stricter gun laws."

By dint of his dedication to the issue and deep pockets, Bloomberg has used his Mayors Against Illegal Guns to make himself the modern-day face of the gun control movement.

After reading this morning's newspaper about two like-minded legislators under duress, Bloomberg wrote himself a note to "check" if Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the organization he co-founded and funds, would support the two Democrats against the N.R.A.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado; US: District of Columbia; US: New York
KEYWORDS: banglist; bloomberg; colorado; coloradorecall; guncontrol; guns; michaelbloomberg; newyork; nra; recall; secondamendment

1 posted on 07/29/2013 3:20:36 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

What an arrogant *ss!


2 posted on 07/29/2013 3:24:06 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: george76; Tax-chick
After reading this morning's newspaper about two like-minded legislators under duress, Bloomberg wrote himself a note to "check" if Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the organization he co-founded and funds, would support the two Democrats against the N.R.A.

Not sure who's under duress here: Bloomie, the legislators, or if the writicator meant that the legislators' campaigns were in "distress".

3 posted on 07/29/2013 3:25:40 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: george76
"a test of whether politicians, largely Democrats, outside big cities and deep-blue coastal states can survive the political fallout of supporting stricter gun laws."

To tell the truth, it's a test of whether this slime ball Socialist can buy a corrupt election west of the Mississippi.

4 posted on 07/29/2013 3:27:49 PM PDT by jonascord (Hurrah for the Bonny Blue Flag that bears a Single Star!)
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To: Still Thinking

Holy Word Salad, Batman!


5 posted on 07/29/2013 3:29:33 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Ask me about the Weiner Wager. Support Free Republic!)
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To: george76

I would be happy to have bloomy waste millions of his $$ fighting an angry electorate.

Voters are sufficiently mad at anti-gunners to the point I could run and beat them.


6 posted on 07/29/2013 3:48:05 PM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: george76

FK Bloomturd, A**hole.


7 posted on 07/29/2013 3:48:52 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: george76
Wave that red flag in front of that electoral bull!

Bloomberg would get out the conservative backlash so fast...

8 posted on 07/29/2013 3:49:54 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: G Larry

How dare Bloomberg impose his views on people in other states? Who made him the decider in chief? I really dislike this man.


9 posted on 07/29/2013 3:50:04 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: george76

They’re still desperately trying to frame this as “citizens vs the NRA” and nobody’s buying. The NRA isn’t really all that involved in the Colorado recalls...yet. If Bloomie wants to pick a fight there, though, I’ll break out the checkbook.


10 posted on 07/29/2013 3:52:07 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: george76

A lot of news coming out of Colorado over this.

Your ping list is going to have a meltdown as the recall election gets closer, george76.

;-)


11 posted on 07/29/2013 3:57:28 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: Billthedrill

Proponents seeking to recall Morse — El Paso Freedom Defense Committee — submitted 16,198 petition signatures. The secretary’s office accepted 10,137 of the signatures. The campaign needed only 7,178.

http://gotremorse.com/home/


12 posted on 07/29/2013 4:01:06 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: RandallFlagg; MileHi; dhs12345; neverdem; ColoCowgirl; dynachrome; beaversmom; GSWarrior; ...

Thanks RandallFlagg.

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


13 posted on 07/29/2013 4:05:57 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: jonascord

“To tell the truth, it’s a test of whether this slime ball Socialist can buy a corrupt election west of the Mississippi. “

I’m thinking that Bloomberg’s presence in Colorado will only motivate those in the recall movement even more. I know that here in Texas, having Bloomberg announce as supporting one’s opponent would be a gift from the gods.


14 posted on 07/29/2013 4:07:05 PM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: george76
Yeah. How dare the locals have opinions of their own that conflict with Bloomie's and (gasp) the NY Times?
15 posted on 07/29/2013 4:07:27 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill

Bloomie wants to fight the NRA , even though this is a Colorado grass roots operation.


16 posted on 07/29/2013 4:12:10 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: G Larry

Proponents of ousting Giron — Pueblo Freedom and Rights — submitted 13,466 signatures. Only 818 were rejected; they needed 11,285.

http://www.coloradostatesman.com/content/994250-morse-giron-recall-petitions-ruled-valid


17 posted on 07/29/2013 4:14:19 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Bloomers thinks he is Marcus Licinius Crassus of Rome. Richest man in 1st century BC.

Arrogant. Dictatorial. Bought power. Had his own army. Caesar thought him rather slow and stupid.

Contributed greatly to the collapse of the Republic.

Over reached by trying to win military glory.......how hard could that be?Picked on some horse riding country boys called the Parthians.

Wound up defeated, humiliated and finally as a severed head on a silver platter.

Here’s hoping history repeats itself......send him home spanked and poorer Colorado!


18 posted on 07/29/2013 4:28:18 PM PDT by Lowell1775
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To: george76
Bloomie wants to fight the NRA , even though this is a Colorado grass roots operation.

Bloomie would much rather swamp the locals with cash and then declare victory over the NRA. The latter would be silly to let that happen, and I don't think they will.

19 posted on 07/29/2013 4:31:03 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: george76

I’d like NYC Bloomberg show up with his bus tour in Colorado pushing his recalled and 2 favorite socialist candidates.


20 posted on 07/29/2013 4:51:20 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: george76
Isn't that guy a mayor?

This is like the Mayor of Duluth talking trash to the King of Spain.

Who gives a crap what this mayor thinks?

21 posted on 07/29/2013 4:59:42 PM PDT by elkfersupper
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To: george76

Recall news.

http://coloradopeakpolitics.com/


22 posted on 07/29/2013 5:01:09 PM PDT by Atlantan
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To: george76

Seeing Bloomberg enter the fray would certainly make any self-respecting gun owner come out to defeat anyone he was backing.


23 posted on 07/29/2013 5:04:35 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: george76
Somebody is already sponsoring the carpet-bombing of the airwaves here (Colorado Springs) with pro-Morse commercials.

I'd have to think that if it became known that New York City mayor Blomberg was sticking his fingers in our local politics, it would work against him.

24 posted on 07/29/2013 5:04:43 PM PDT by Washi
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To: george76

Other than pissing away more of his own money, what could bloomingidiot do beyond running his mouth and convincing no one of anything?

LLS


25 posted on 07/29/2013 5:13:55 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: george76

Bloomberg wrote himself a note to “check” if Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the organization he co-founded and funds, would support the two Democrats against the N.R.A.


That is quite a commitment, he is going to check. He founded and funds it, so what is there to check?


26 posted on 07/29/2013 6:46:47 PM PDT by PeterPrinciple
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To: WashingtonSource
"What a piece of work is a man Bloomberg!
How noble in reason, how infinite in faculty!
In form and moving how express and admirable!
In action how like an angel,
in apprehension how like a god!"

Hamlet: Act 2, Scene 2

/sarc

27 posted on 07/29/2013 6:47:14 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: Billthedrill

I’m not familiar with these recall districts, but Colo has gone from solid red to solid blue really fast.

+5 Bush in 2004 to +5 Obama 2012.

Left coast move-ins and a swarm of illegals per local commenters.....


28 posted on 07/29/2013 6:51:31 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Illinois congressional candidate Debbie Halvorson claimed that voters were “personally outraged” by Mayor Bloomberg’s attempt to influence the race for the seat vacated by Jesse Jackson Jr.,in Chicago.

Bloomberg’s Independence USA PAC spent about $2.3 million on ads attacking Halvorson

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/02/bloombergs-pac-defeats-pro-gun-chicago-democrat.html


29 posted on 07/29/2013 7:39:31 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Good news!


30 posted on 07/29/2013 8:06:17 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Still Thinking

bloomberg would jump in as a sacrificial anode to protect the democrat party. He would be the face of evil instead of the democrat party.

This is about protecting 2014


31 posted on 07/30/2013 3:25:00 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Billthedrill

Bloomie will not set foot in colorado.

He can’t survive outside of NYC or the Hamptons.


32 posted on 07/30/2013 3:31:47 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Billthedrill
The NRA isn’t really all that involved in the Colorado recalls...yet.

Has the NRA even been involved at all up to this point? If they are, I haven't seen anything being reported on their involvement. If the NRA is going to be accused of being involved, they might as well go ahead and really do it. :=)

33 posted on 07/30/2013 3:34:09 PM PDT by Bob
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To: Bob
To my knowledge, no, except for a few sympathetic articles in America's 1st Freedom magazine.
34 posted on 07/30/2013 3:41:35 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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