Skip to comments.The Colorado recalls dealt a serious blow to gun-control advocates. Here’s why.
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.
Its 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 whats going to happen down the road as far as gun-control and Second Amendment rights, Republican George Rivera, who will fill Girons seat, told The Fix late last month.
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Now the proper medicine would be to repeal the stupid laws as well...
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!
They could do that, but Magpul might still never come back.
Very good day for Colorado.
“The plumber beat the Billionaire”
Possibly the first step in deCalifornicating poor old Colorado.
The Bill Of Rights wins one!
Way to go, Colorado!
Yes it has!
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.
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... ;-(
The gun grabbers will never give up. They”l just hide out till the next massacre.
Best, most concise description of the contagious liberal progressive cancer that infects the USA, that I have read in a long time. Kudos.
I believe his name is Chickenlooper.
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.
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
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
Romney was a flip flopping NE liberal who didn’t deserve their votes any way
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.
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.
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.
And the really good news from the article is that this happened in districts that tilted Democrat!
Solid logic... Thanks.
But the country deserved those lost votes, to stop Obummer.
This another big slap in the face of el president, El Bozo Liar.
Jesus Christ couldn’t get some of our votes. Hope they enjoy who they helped elect.
“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!
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.
I wouldn’t blame them.
A real surprise; CO people are liberal to the core, but the liberals let these two get away from them.
If repeal of these unconstitutional laws is not the object, then what is?
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.
The only place I could find coverage late last night was AL JAZEERA AMERICAN-——go figger.
To HEAL....they must REPEAL!
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.
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!
Sounds more elegant in the original French.
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.
I’ll take Romney any day over Obama....today and last election day.
Ill 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.
Mike Vanderbeough’s take on it, from Sipsey Street Irregulars (required Reading for Gunnies)
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