Skip to comments.BACKFIRE: Governorís New Media Adviser Compares Gun Rights to Ham Sandwiches?
Posted on 12/18/2013 8:43:32 PM PST by Red Steel
UPDATE: Noting that Alan Salazar, Hicks strategery chief, retweeted the bizarre proclamation, Colorados gubernatorial candidates weighed in via The Colorado Observer. Former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo said that the tweet seem[ed] to claim that there is no Second Amendment and called on the governor to explain the message, observing:
The tweet implies that the governor looks at gun rights in the same way as [Potter] does, and unless the governor says something to the contrary, thats what we have to conclude.
Fellow gubernatorial candidate and state senator, Greg Brophy, said, Its an indication of how deeply their animosity toward gun rights and the Second Amendment goes. I dont think its a fluke that hes the gun-control governor or that his staff is hostile to gun rights, and we get glimpses of it occasionally, like with this tweet.
Max Potter was brought onto Governor John Hickenloopers communications staff as a senior media adviser at a time when Hick was under intense pressure due to the blow back created by his signature gun control legislation. That makes the fact that Potter fired off a bizarre anti-gun tweet on Sunday evening comparing gun rights to #hamsandwichrights and #lightbulbrights seem
like a waste of money a bit counterproductive. Usually media specialists who work for governors dont publicly tweet senseless and offensive messages. #protip
maximillian potter @maxapotter
"Constitutional rights," yes. But #gunrights? Isn't that like #hamsandwichrights or #lightbulbrights or #bombrights or #humanrights...wait
While we appreciate the unfiltered glimpse into the mind of this senior Hickenlooper staffer (the governors office emphasized that Potters $130,000 taxpayer-funded salary was a significant pay cut from what he earned at 5280 how classy), the citizens of Colorado dont consider government infringement on their constitutional rights a laughing matter. Exhibit A: John Morse. Exhibit B: Angela Giron. Exhibit C: Evie Hudak.
While 2013 made clear that Hickenlooper is strongly anti-Second Amendment, we thought that the widespread condemnation of his gun control legislation would have dampened his enthusiasm for such ill-conceived laws. Apparently the governors office is as committed as ever to restricting the rights of law abiding Coloradans.
This condescending rant from the governors senior media adviser shows us exactly what the Hickenlooper administration still thinks about Colorado gun owners concerned about their Second Amendment rights.
Hopefully,2014 will be the year when Chickenchoker’s political career comes to an end.
He can then go back to making sammich.
So, so, so many mediocre politicians these days, both on the state and federal levels.
We really can’t do better than this...?
Ah, name the Governor “Chickenpooper”. Seems more appropriate.
I want him to spend all of “daddy’s money” losing.
French Man Attacked by Muslims for Eating Ham Sandwich:
A 23-year-old man filed a complaint on the 8th of June after having been attacked the previous evening at 9.30 pm in a city tramway by two strangers. They struck him several times on the face because he was eating a ham sandwich.
Should have had a concealed carry...