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Colorado: Model for the Rest of the Nation?: From Swing State to Solidly Blue
American Thinker ^ | 09/05/2013 | Derrick Wilburn

Posted on 09/05/2013 6:35:59 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

At this very moment here in my home state of Colorado we are in the throes of a bitterly fought recall election campaign against two of our elected state representatives, senators John Morse (D-Colorado Springs) and Angela Giron (D-Pueblo). Those who have sought the state's constitutional remedy for out-of-touch and/or control legislators cite as their motivation these two senators' votes in the 2013 legislative session.

The people spearheading the surprisingly bipartisan recall effort claim these senators stopped paying attention to the people they represent and voted in spite of rather than in accordance with the will of their constituents.

At the heart of the Colorado 2013 legislative session -- which adjourned on May 8 -- was a gaggle of gun control laws which were wildly unpopular with much of the general populace of the state and especially disdained by those in the rural areas outside of Denver, our state capital.

But conservatives and other pro-Second Amendment types could do little more than stand by and fume as Democrats argued on the capital floor that, in the event of a rape or assault, the best defense for women is to blow a rape whistle, get to a "safety zone", or urinate on themselves. These arguments constituted a proverbial last straw for many voters in their home districts, those voters turned activists, and thus recall efforts began.

The motivation-to-action response of constituents to the gun-grabbing, 2nd-Amendment neutralizing laws passed by this legislature stands in stark contrast to the response from our White House. On a trip to Colorado amidst the tumultuous 2013 legislative session our president had the following comment to offer, "Colorado is a model for [gun control] legislation in our nation's capital and all of our states."

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: banglist; bluestates; co2014; colorado; guncontrol; johnhickenlooper; liberalism; outoutout; secondamendment; swingstate; swingstates
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah, welcome to my world!

California went from solid red to solid blue after the 1986 amnesty, never to return. WE are now beholden to a democRAT super-majority in the state house — pro gun control, pro high taxes, pro statism, pro welfare/voting rights/sanctuary to illegal aliens.

There were a lot of cries at the tine about “cutting California loose” so it could sink into the ocean.

Despite all the insults, I warned and warned those in other states that in 50 years THEIR state would look exactly like MINE unless this were stopped. I was wrong about the length of time, but right about the premise.


21 posted on 09/05/2013 7:32:19 AM PDT by Bon of Babble (Didn't make it to the gym today. That makes 5 years in a row.)
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To: SeekAndFind

***COLORADO IS SLOWLY BECOMING LIKE CALIFORNIA.***

Too late! Forty years ago the best bumper sticker in Colo was DON’T CALIFORNICATE COLORADO!

Unfortunately it now has been. Now the Libs are working on New Mexico and Montana.


22 posted on 09/05/2013 7:35:23 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: SeekAndFind

You could add all the areas of the state except Larimer, Boulder, and metro Denver. Or just take the Eastern half except for Denver - we’ve got conservative people here in Southern CO as well you know. Just saying.


23 posted on 09/05/2013 7:36:37 AM PDT by PrairieDawg (Syria - do we support Al Qaeda or Assad? HOW ABOUT NEITHER!!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Why don't the secessionists consider joining Wyoming? Their economy and culture is far more compatible with the Cowboy State.
24 posted on 09/05/2013 7:38:04 AM PDT by Wallace T.
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To: SeekAndFind

Actually it reminds me much of Oregon.
Zero real business growth. Large companies are considered BAD.
Public Service Unions are everywhere.
People looking for gov handouts to fund stupid ideas.
It could be stopped if we showed CO voters how this has destroyed CA and OR.


25 posted on 09/05/2013 7:40:59 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: SeekAndFind

Author should have waited for the results of the Sept. 10th RECALL ELECTIONS!!!!!!


26 posted on 09/05/2013 8:06:40 AM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

That’s happening now here in Texas!


27 posted on 09/05/2013 8:53:21 AM PDT by tayper (Granny told me, Saying it don't make it so)
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To: SeekAndFind
Democrats . . . urinate on themselves.

It seems that that's what they are doing now with Syria - with the GOP-e handing them Depends.

28 posted on 09/05/2013 9:52:35 AM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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