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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."

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

1 posted on 09/05/2013 6:35:59 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

It is like that because of illegal Mexicans and displaced greedy, selfish liberal Democrats fleeing from liberal high-taxation states.


2 posted on 09/05/2013 6:37:38 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: SeekAndFind

Something extraordinary has happened in Colorado:

Colorado’s governor, John Hickenlooper, signed every single bill that came to his desk from the 2013 legislative session. 100% of them. The governor didn’t see a single one he didn’t like.

Which brings us back to the president’s comments, “A model for the rest of the nation.” This, Mr. President, is the model we should follow in Washington D.C. and around the country? Democrats seizing majority control, freezing out the opposition party, then passing all the legislation they can with no care or input from the other side or from the public they represent.

COLORADO IS SLOWLY BECOMING LIKE CALIFORNIA.


3 posted on 09/05/2013 6:37:52 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Gaffer

Something extraordinary has happened in Colorado:

Colorado’s governor, John Hickenlooper, signed every single bill that came to his desk from the 2013 legislative session. 100% of them. The governor didn’t see a single one he didn’t like.

Which brings us back to the president’s comments, “A model for the rest of the nation.” This, Mr. President, is the model we should follow in Washington D.C. and around the country? Democrats seizing majority control, freezing out the opposition party, then passing all the legislation they can with no care or input from the other side or from the public they represent.

COLORADO IS SLOWLY BECOMING LIKE CALIFORNIA.


4 posted on 09/05/2013 6:38:15 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Colorado has been solidly blue before. Twenty some odd years ago one of Rush’s favorite foils was Colorado Senator Pat Schroeder. Gary Hart was also from Colorado.


5 posted on 09/05/2013 6:42:31 AM PDT by SeeSharp
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To: SeekAndFind
That is because that even though the greedy liberals fled the high-tax states like Kallie, they still have an inborn innate sense of do-gooder, feelgoodism coupled with an overriding sense of controlling others for the sake of it.
6 posted on 09/05/2013 6:42:32 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: SeeSharp

Yep, you had an influx of hippie granola commune types back in the 70’s.


7 posted on 09/05/2013 6:46:51 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind
....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.

Ping for later.

8 posted on 09/05/2013 6:51:04 AM PDT by Alex Murphy (Just a common, ordinary, simple savior of America's destiny.)
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To: SeekAndFind
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.

Two years ago I attended a town hall meeting of my former Congressman; George Miller of California (former as I have now moved out of the state), he said and I will paraphrase:

'Look, I am liberal, and proud of it. You elected me, because of my position and that is how I am going to vote, it does not many how many letters I get against my positions. You don't want a liberal representing you? Then vote me out.'

He won with 65% in his district.

When you get that kind of voter approval, you can afford to have that kind of an attitude.

In fairness though, I have interviewed Miller for my town paper (he well knew my position) and visited him in DC. He as well as his staff were gracious and very helpful.

9 posted on 09/05/2013 6:52:40 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (0bama lied, Stevens died, now 0bama covers up the lies.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Northern Colorado secession, that IS the model.


10 posted on 09/05/2013 7:05:34 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: bigbob
How does this map look?

11 posted on 09/05/2013 7:08:41 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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12 posted on 09/05/2013 7:09:21 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

13 posted on 09/05/2013 7:09:59 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: bigbob

There is also a move underway in Northern California and Southern Oregon who also want to create there own state. They blame San Francisco and Los Angeles.


14 posted on 09/05/2013 7:10:03 AM PDT by HOYA97 (twitter @hoya97)
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To: SeekAndFind

Demography is destiny.


15 posted on 09/05/2013 7:11:02 AM PDT by kabar
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To: HOYA97
IS THIS THE 51st STATE?

16 posted on 09/05/2013 7:17:41 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m not so sure a fetus belongs on a flag.


17 posted on 09/05/2013 7:21:29 AM PDT by turducken
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To: SeekAndFind

Surely they can get more counties than that! That isn’t enough! I’d like to see Denver and Boulder surrounded.


18 posted on 09/05/2013 7:26:33 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: SeekAndFind

There are Libs leaving Kalifornia in droves and changing the politics of Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Nevada.

Just as Libs are leaving the northeast in droves and changing the politics of Florida.


19 posted on 09/05/2013 7:28:32 AM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: SeekAndFind

It looks like the baby’s been impaled by the pitchfork.


20 posted on 09/05/2013 7:29:00 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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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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***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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