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Posted on 07/11/2014 10:41:34 AM PDT by PoloSec
FULL TITLE: Michael Bloomberg Calls Colorado A "Rural and Roadless" Backwater For Challenging His Gun Control Agenda////
Ive noticed a bizarre trend this year. Northeast establishment politicians attacking the state of Colorado for its own internal decisions. In many ways this makes sense. Having lived in New York City most of my life, I know full well it is not the liberal haven it claims to be. Rather, over the past decade or so it has become a statist, oligarch-coddling, bankster hideout. My adopted state of Colorado is a libertarian paradise by comparison.
There may be a bit of envy or fear at play here, considering that a so-called flyover state has led the nation in the civil rights issue of marijuana legalization. While the coasts love to think of themselves as superior, they continue to foolishly imprison people for puffing on a benign plant. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie characterized this backwards, ignorant attitude earlier this year perfectly when he foolishly criticized Colorados quality of life, which is without question amongst the best in the nation. I tore him apart in my piece: How Marijuana Legalization in America is Destroying Mexican Drug Cartel Business.
Moving along to todays story, the man who puts his foot in his mouth more than pretty much anyone else, former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, called Colorado rural and roadless in a recent Rolling Stone article (which has since been pulled, but is supposed to be back up Monday) for the backlash against his gun control agenda from parts of the state.
In case you are unaware of the issue, I covered it last year in the post: NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg Spends $350,000 in a Failed Attempt to Sway Colorado Politics. Its not the only time Colorado voters have rejected a Nanny Bloomberg intervention, which is perhaps why he harbors such bitterness toward the state. For example, last November: Colorado Rejects State Tax Increase Supported by Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
As usual, Bloomberg throws a hissy fit when he doesnt get his way. We learn from FOX31 Denver that:
DENVER Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is popping off about Colorado in a new Rolling Stone interview and Republicans here, who have been blasting Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper for taking cues from Bloomberg on the states new gun laws, couldnt be happier about it.
Asked about three Colorado Democrats being forced out of office by a recall movement that arose last summer after the legislatures passage of laws expanding background checks and banning magazines of more than 15 rounds, legislation Bloombergs Mayors Against Illegal Guns lobbied hard for, the former mayor said this:
The NRA went after two or three state Senators in a part of Colorado where I dont think theres roads. Its as far rural as you can get. And, yes, they lost recall elections. Im sorry for that. We tried to help em. But the bottom line is, the law is on the books, and being enforced. You can get depressed about the progress, but on the other hand, youre saving a lot of lives.
The successful recalls last September occurred in Colorado Springs, the states second largest city, and Pueblo, its seventh largest.
First of all, Colorado Springs has a population of 430,000. Secondly, I have been to Colorado Springs and it makes most areas of New York City look like a third-world ghetto by comparison. Remember, this guy was considered a Presidential candidate. FOX31 Denver continues:
Just for the record, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, and Jefferson County all have roads. I just traveled them, said Bob Beauprez, Hickenloopers GOP challenger. Michael Bloombergs infuriatingly ignorant remarks show how far removed he is from Colorado, and how wrong John Hickenlooper was to let Bloomberg force his radical agenda on Colorado.
Its astonishing that Gov. Hickenlooper would discuss important legislation with Mayor Bloomberg, who obviously doesnt respect or understand the people of our great state, but refused to speak to Colorado sheriffs. No wonder the governor lied to our states sheriffs, instead of admitting that he spoke to Mayor Bloomberg on multiple occasions.
Now for the quote of the year:
Not since New Jersey Governor Chris Christie attacked Colorados way of life has an east coaster gotten us so wrong, said Udall spokesman James Owens. Christie and Bloomberg should stick to what they know best: traffic jams and tiny sodas.
The man’s city is falling apart and he is toying with gun control around the country to sidetrack criticism of his treatment of affairs in New York. Worry about things at home first. Then we’ll talk.
tiny sodas ==
The liberal MO always comes down to Ad-hominem attack.
It’s not even an attack, it’s just what he believes. The core of “liberalism” is that most people are ignorant, toothless, yokels who need to be told how to live every aspect of our lives by the ruling class for our own good. This is not a “gaffe” or an “attack” that the Republican need to try to pin on Hichenlooper and Udal, this is just the core of their political philosophies.
Michael Bloomberg is giving Jewish billionaires a bad name.
“I would suggest that Bloomberg not set foot in those backwoods rural areas, for his own safety of course.”
Bloomberg has armed guards where ever he goes. You are the only one who has to be made absolutely defenseless for the sake of the children.
Can you IMAGINE what a hard time his parents must’ve had trying to raise him....and what a disappointment it was when he turned out like he did!?
I would never take soda away from anyone but you really shouldn’t drink it at all. I swore off them years ago.
I bet they’ve even got indoor plumbing.
What city is that? He’s not much more a New Yorker than Hillary is. The man is from Boston and lives nearly half the time outside of the country, in Bermuda. Perhaps, on reflection, he’d be happiest if he just stayed there.
Unfortunately, you are right, and I stand before you, reminded of their chief flaw - a total lack of humility. The biblical story of history’s first two brothers can be interpreted in that same light (lack of humility). Today, we see it in people who claim that any disagreement with the current administration can only be interpreted as racism. And that is the most generous interpretation of their actions.