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The Colorado recalls dealt a serious blow to gun-control advocates. Here’s why.
Washington Compost ^

Posted on 09/11/2013 6:55:50 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA

Something pretty remarkable happened in Colorado on Tuesday night. John Morse, the Democratic president of the state Senate, was recalled from office. So was Democratic state Sen. Angela Giron. Taken together, the losses arguably represent the biggest defeat for gun-control advocates since the push for expanded background checks failed in the U.S. Senate earlier this year.

It’s not every day that you see an incumbent recalled from office, let alone someone as high-profile as a state Senate president. The message the defeat of Morse and Giron sends to legislators all across the country is unmistakable: If you are thinking about pushing for new gun-control laws, you could face swift consequences. “You could almost call it the bellwether state as far as what’s going to happen down the road as far as gun-control and Second Amendment rights,” Republican George Rivera, who will fill Giron’s seat, told The Fix late last month.

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: banglist; bloomberg; democrats; elections; giron; guncontrol; morse; nocompromise; secondamendment; youwillnotdisarmus

1 posted on 09/11/2013 6:55:50 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

Now the proper medicine would be to repeal the stupid laws as well...


2 posted on 09/11/2013 6:57:58 AM PDT by grobdriver
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To: Red in Blue PA

Now if they would just recall that governor hoopnlooper or whatever the heck his name is! He’s got to go! 2-faced freak, first was against the tougher gun regulation then happily signed it into law. VOTE HIM OUT!


3 posted on 09/11/2013 6:58:10 AM PDT by trussell (I carry because...When seconds count between life and death, the police are only minutes away)
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To: Red in Blue PA
'For the encouragement of the others..'

/johnny

4 posted on 09/11/2013 6:59:00 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: grobdriver

They could do that, but Magpul might still never come back.


5 posted on 09/11/2013 7:01:08 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Very good day for Colorado.

“The plumber beat the Billionaire”

Possibly the first step in deCalifornicating poor old Colorado.


6 posted on 09/11/2013 7:01:13 AM PDT by Tupelo (There are no Republicans or Democrats in Washington. Just Millionaires protecting their turf.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

The Bill Of Rights wins one!

Way to go, Colorado!


7 posted on 09/11/2013 7:03:12 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Why haven't we heard from the 30 Benghazi survivors?)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Libtards move from state to state, fouling their nest and then traveling on. Destroy New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Michigan, Maryland. Then when taxes, regulations, employment, and living conditions become intolerable, enter New Hampshire, Virginia, California, Colorado and turn them also into blue, bankrupt, prostrate, crap-covered basket cases.
8 posted on 09/11/2013 7:11:48 AM PDT by twister881
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To: Red in Blue PA

Yes it has!


9 posted on 09/11/2013 7:13:04 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: Red in Blue PA

WooHoo!

My reverse-osmosis, MSM-Fu is strong this morning! I went to NBC News.com first this morning (keep your enemies closer, etc.) to see if the Colorado recalls won. I knew that they had when there was no coverage whatsoever.


10 posted on 09/11/2013 7:18:19 AM PDT by Rinnwald
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To: Red in Blue PA

Unfortunately, this won’t even cause a ripple in California. This State is a lost cause. I just hope I can get out before they won’t let me out... ;-(


11 posted on 09/11/2013 7:22:39 AM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: Red in Blue PA

The gun grabbers will never give up. They”l just hide out till the next massacre.


12 posted on 09/11/2013 7:23:43 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: twister881
Libtards move from state to state, fouling their nest and then traveling on. Destroy New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Michigan, Maryland. Then when taxes, regulations, employment, and living conditions become intolerable, enter New Hampshire, Virginia, California, Colorado and turn them also into blue, bankrupt, prostrate, crap-covered basket cases.

Best, most concise description of the contagious liberal progressive cancer that infects the USA, that I have read in a long time. Kudos.

13 posted on 09/11/2013 7:32:40 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: marktwain
“You could almost call it the bellwether state as far as what’s going to happen down the road as far as gun-control and Second Amendment rights,”

ping

14 posted on 09/11/2013 7:36:05 AM PDT by GOPJ (Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts - Churchill)
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To: trussell
Now if they would just recall that governor hoopnlooper or whatever the heck his name is!

I believe his name is Chickenlooper.

15 posted on 09/11/2013 7:39:27 AM PDT by kevkrom (It's not "immigration reform", it's an "amnesty bill". Take back the language!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

The pro-Second Amendment candidates were so outspent by rich bastards like Bloomberg and a few others... Plus the usual gun grabber orgs.

These victories are so much sweeter due to being outspent 5-1? 9-1?




New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a staunch supporter of stricter gun laws, donated $350,000 to Morse and Giron. Billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad gave a separate $250,000 check to help the legislators, while Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) repeatedly issued fundraising calls for Giron in emails to her supporters. The Denver Post reported Monday that those in Morse and Giron’s corner had collected nearly $3 million, while proponents of the recall raised about $540,000.

“One thing is clear from the Morse defeat: Mike Bloomberg is political poison,” NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam said in a statement.

The NRA spent heavily on the recall effort, reporting at least $360,000 and funneling unspecified dollars through its nonprofit arm. The billionaire conservative Koch brothers also entered the fray, using their advocacy group Americans For Prosperity to target Morse and Giron. Due to the organization’s nonprofit status, AFP also did not have to report its spending to the Federal Elections Commission.


16 posted on 09/11/2013 7:46:50 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Red in Blue PA

My opinion is white men turned out to vote here for gun rights in far greater numbers than for Mitt Romney. The Obama-pukes were successful in painting Romney as a rich out of touch billionaire who did not care about white working class Americans from middle class on down.

So white men (too many of them) sat it out and voted for neither Romney nor Obamna


17 posted on 09/11/2013 7:50:27 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw

Michael Bloomberg Donates $350,000 To Colorado Democrats Facing Recall Over Gun Vote
Posted: 08/28/2013 2:20 pm EDT | Updated: 08/28/2013 7:25 pm EDT


18 posted on 09/11/2013 7:51:16 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw

Romney was a flip flopping NE liberal who didn’t deserve their votes any way


19 posted on 09/11/2013 7:52:07 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Red in Blue PA; All

I read the article. It glosses over the huge spending advantage by the anti-Second Amendment types, somewhere between 5-1 and 8-1.

It just mentions, late in the article, that the anti-types outspent the pro-constitutionalists. In the early part of the article, it implies that the spending was similar.


20 posted on 09/11/2013 8:00:01 AM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: coloradan

I doubt Magpul will come back. Why should they? A small shift in the State Legislature and another idiotic Governor and they’ll be moving again. That costs big bux.

No, they’re gone for good.


21 posted on 09/11/2013 8:08:07 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Uncle Miltie: Obama poisoned race relations for a generation. Everything is racial now.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

The thing is, it isn’t just about gun rights anymore. A lot of us who don’t like guns support our constitutional rights not being trampled on, thus support the second ammendment. I do think that’s an unintended consequence of (1) Obama labeling Snowden a traitor and (2) the feds taking over control of our bodies with Obamacare.


22 posted on 09/11/2013 8:10:49 AM PDT by grania
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To: Red in Blue PA

And the really good news from the article is that this happened in districts that tilted Democrat!


23 posted on 09/11/2013 8:21:42 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: GeronL

Solid logic... Thanks.

/sarcasm


24 posted on 09/11/2013 8:25:43 AM PDT by justice14 ("Christ is Victorious" / @rjustice21)
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To: GeronL

But the country deserved those lost votes, to stop Obummer.


25 posted on 09/11/2013 8:32:27 AM PDT by expat2
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To: Red in Blue PA

Good news.

This another big slap in the face of el president, El Bozo Liar.


26 posted on 09/11/2013 8:51:49 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( When insane/feral Islamics are killing each other, stand back and let Allah sort them out!)
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To: Red in Blue PA
"Tough turds, right Odinga?"...
27 posted on 09/11/2013 9:00:56 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: GeronL

Jesus Christ couldn’t get some of our votes. Hope they enjoy who they helped elect.


28 posted on 09/11/2013 9:02:38 AM PDT by refermech
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To: twister881

“Libtards move from state to state, fouling their nest and then traveling on. Destroy New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Michigan, Maryland. Then when taxes, regulations, employment, and living conditions become intolerable, enter New Hampshire, Virginia, California, Colorado and turn them also into blue, bankrupt, prostrate, crap-covered basket cases. “

And don’t think for a minute that they are not busy “ infecting “ Texas!


29 posted on 09/11/2013 9:04:17 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: Red in Blue PA; dennisw
Recall proponents were outspent six to one:

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_24046748/outside-money-shows-national-interest-colorado-recall-elections

And in both recall districts, Democrat registration outnumbered Republican registration.

The commie media will spin this as a victory for the NRA even though this was a spontaneous grass roots effort and the NRA didn't get involved until after the recalls reached the ballot. That is, of course, when the commie media bothers to report the results at all, since they'll simply pretend this never happened, though of course if the recalls had failed, there would have been endless news shows, articles, and pundit commentary for at least a week.

30 posted on 09/11/2013 9:32:55 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: coloradan

I wouldn’t blame them.


31 posted on 09/11/2013 9:45:43 AM PDT by matt04
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To: trussell

A real surprise; CO people are liberal to the core, but the liberals let these two get away from them.


32 posted on 09/11/2013 9:47:52 AM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!")
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To: Red in Blue PA
It seems to me that the recall forces need to identify some more candidates for recall and keep moving.

If repeal of these unconstitutional laws is not the object, then what is?

33 posted on 09/11/2013 9:54:24 AM PDT by William Tell
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To: kevkrom

Chickenpooper.


34 posted on 09/11/2013 11:29:18 AM PDT by RipSawyer
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To: dennisw

Why would gun owners turn out for romney? He was contemptuous of gun rights and made possession of many semi autos a felony. Maybe stupid gun owners went out of their way to vote for him but not the ones paying attention.


35 posted on 09/11/2013 11:58:27 AM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: Rinnwald

The only place I could find coverage late last night was AL JAZEERA AMERICAN-——go figger.


36 posted on 09/11/2013 1:09:24 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: Red in Blue PA

To HEAL....they must REPEAL!


37 posted on 09/11/2013 1:17:38 PM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: GeronL

Agree ....


38 posted on 09/11/2013 1:24:18 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: Red in Blue PA
sadly, NY does not have that option...
39 posted on 09/11/2013 3:12:49 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: dennisw
The irony is rich in your post; considering that Myth Romney was the first governor to sign an "assault weapons ban" and was anti-gun.

Myth did a good job of painting himself as an out of touch moron. Not just out of touch with voters, but even his own principles as the "severe conservative" flip-flopped on so many issues.

In fact the only flip-floppers of his caliber are fellow Bostonian liberal jackass John I've been to F'n Vietnam Kerry and ace fighter crasher Juan McAmnesty.

40 posted on 09/11/2013 5:35:26 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: Theodore R.

When I lived in Colorado, I lived in the S.W corner of the state and that was VERY Conservative. I loved it there. Yet, 47 miles N.E was a town that was so liberal/democrat it was pathetic!


41 posted on 09/11/2013 6:11:10 PM PDT by trussell (I carry because...When seconds count between life and death, the police are only minutes away)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Sounds more elegant in the original French.


42 posted on 09/11/2013 6:15:13 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DuncanWaring
Laxative adverts sound elegant in French. ;)

/johnny

43 posted on 09/11/2013 6:17:24 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JoeDetweiler

California will get it’s comeuppance once the immigration bill and Bammy grants citizenship via EO. The state’s name will be changed to Norte Mexico within 10 years.


44 posted on 09/11/2013 6:26:34 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Repeat Offender

I’ll take Romney any day over Obama....today and last election day.


45 posted on 09/11/2013 7:32:48 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw

I’ll take Romney any day over Obama....today and last election day.

Same here. Particularly these past few weeks, as Obama flirts with setting off a Middle East conflagration that could well ignite a world war. As bad as Romney was on domestic issues, the anti-Romney folks forgot that the President also sets foreign policy, and a FUBAR in foreign policy can be catastrophic.

46 posted on 09/11/2013 7:46:13 PM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: Red in Blue PA; All

Mike Vanderbeough’s take on it, from Sipsey Street Irregulars (required Reading for Gunnies)

http://sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com/


47 posted on 09/12/2013 8:00:29 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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