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BACKFIRE: Governorís New Media Adviser Compares Gun Rights to Ham Sandwiches?
ColoradoPeakPolitics ^ | December 16, 2013

Posted on 12/18/2013 8:43:32 PM PST by Red Steel

UPDATE: Noting that Alan Salazar, Hick’s strategery chief, retweeted the bizarre proclamation, Colorado’s 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, that’s what we have to conclude.”

Fellow gubernatorial candidate and state senator, Greg Brophy, said, “It’s an indication of how deeply their animosity toward gun rights and the Second Amendment goes.  I don’t think it’s a fluke that he’s 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 Hickenlooper’s 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 don’t publicly tweet senseless and offensive messages.  #protip

maximillian potter @maxapotter

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"Constitutional rights," yes. But ? Isn't that like or or or ...wait

6:20 PM - 15 Dec 2013

While we appreciate the unfiltered glimpse into the mind of this senior Hickenlooper staffer (the governor’s office emphasized that Potter’s $130,000 taxpayer-funded salary was a “significant pay cut” from what he earned at 5280 – how classy), the citizens of Colorado don’t 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 governor’s office is as committed as ever to restricting the rights of law abiding Coloradans.

This condescending rant from the governor’s senior media adviser shows us exactly what the Hickenlooper administration still thinks about Colorado gun owners concerned about their Second Amendment rights.

 


TOPICS: Government; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: banglist; colorado; hickenlooper; johnhickenlooper; secondamendment

1 posted on 12/18/2013 8:43:32 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Hopefully,2014 will be the year when Chickenchoker’s political career comes to an end.


2 posted on 12/18/2013 8:46:37 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Farmer Dean

He can then go back to making sammich.


3 posted on 12/18/2013 8:50:22 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

So, so, so many mediocre politicians these days, both on the state and federal levels.

We really can’t do better than this...?


4 posted on 12/18/2013 8:52:35 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Farmer Dean

Ah, name the Governor “Chickenpooper”. Seems more appropriate.


5 posted on 12/19/2013 12:22:09 AM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Farmer Dean

I want him to spend all of “daddy’s money” losing.


6 posted on 12/19/2013 1:35:45 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Red Steel

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.

Source: http://www.frontpagemag.com/2013/dgreenfield/french-man-attacked-by-muslims-for-eating-ham-sandwich/

Should have had a concealed carry...


7 posted on 12/19/2013 2:21:26 AM PST by maddog55
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