Skip to comments."BIG GULP!", SAYS MAYOR BLOOMBERG
Posted on 09/11/2013 5:05:46 AM PDT by Lazamataz
Last night, Mayor Bloomberg of New York City was heard to issue a big gulp.
The stridently anti-gun Mayor, who wishes to impose his hoplophobic vision on the rest of the country, was defeated soundly, and twice, as two of his Colorado-based cronies were both defeated in the first recall votes in Colorado State Legislature history.
Both Senator John Morse -- himself the Senate Majority Leader -- and Senator Angela Giron voted for onerous and far-reaching gun control measures in Colorado in March of 2013, including a ban on the purchase of normal-capacity magazines (HB1224).
The reaction by gun-owners in the firearms-friendly state of Colorado was swift and fierce. Four legislators were targeted for recall, and of those, two were successfully placed on the recall ballot. When it became apparent that the threat of a successful recall of these two was imminent, Mayors Against Illegal Guns (a group of mayors organized by Mayor Bloomberg) became very involved in the race, sending a yet-undisclosed amount of money. Mayor Bloomberg personally sent one third of a million dollars to assist in the effort to keep these two legislators save from the recall. This was to become a test of the power of M.A.I.G., and was also shaping up to be an endorsement or rejection of further state-level gun control legislation throughout the nation.
The playing-field for this vote was very uneven and tilted towards the anti-gun side. MAIG and their partners outspent the pro-gun forces six-to-one, and very liberal voting laws -- allowing a person who had only lived in the state 22 days, and who declared a mere *intention* to move into one of the competitive districts -- were allowed to vote. Reports of students carrying backpacks of ballots started emerging during the voting process.
There are things to be quite concerned about, though. The permissive voting laws in Colorado, allowing who are not even residents of a district to vote in that district, are utterly wrong and completely unfair and must be immediately rescinded.
Despite all the near-fraudulent actions, and the money spent by anti-gun individuals and forces, Morse lost by a 49-51 percent margin, and -- somewhat surprisingly -- Giron lost by a 44-56 percent margin.
Mayor Bloomberg, a politician notorious for banning large sodas in New York City -- his widely-ridiculed 'Big Gulp Ban' -- and other obnoxious, excessive and invasive proposals, must be feeling quite chagrined this morning. His best efforts at spreading the New York City disease of central government control in every aspect of a persons life, has been repudiated, especially with regards to the Second Amendment.
Perhaps Bloomberg can assuage his feelings by proposing legislation that limits the number of squares of toilet paper New York City residents can wipe their asses with. That should make him feel a little better.
Beautiful work, Mr. Mataz... nice summary of events.
Thank you, sir! I believe a little victory-jig is in order this morning. Freedom seldom wins in America these days.
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Please add me Laz. Make it 213.
Amen to that Brother.
Nothing would make this administration happier than to have a complete weapons ban and turn our country into another Nazi Reich.
They are working hard toward their goal and Colorado just jerked a knot in their azz.
Thanks Laz. Maybe Colorado isn’t a lost cause after all.
how did only two out of 4 possible get an actual recall election?
what happened to the other two?
A residual benefit of this recall is that the leftists had to spend a pile of money on this special election. Hee
A superb essay and commentary, and all based on your reading the newest dictionary in the bathroom and discovering the word .. "hoplophobic"
In those immortal words from West Side Story .. "Y'done good, buddy boy"
Laz, could you please add me also? Thanx!
If the Democrats were involved, there was definitely fraud.
And now (since they lost), they're claiming Republican fraud and voter suppression. I think we can engage in a little "Fraudenscheude," if you know what I mean. :^)
Schadenfreude. I has it.
BIG GULP!!! rofl
Quality article. Thx
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First, do both gun grabbers immediately lose their seat?
Second, who replaces them? Here in AR the Governor does methinks.
Lastly, any idea on how much outside money (and or volunteers) were brought in to subvert our rights?
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