Colorado Recall Votes Send A Signal To The Elected Class: Representation Matters

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On Tuesday, both of the Colorado State Senators who faced a voter recall — a culmination of massive public backlash over their support of new, unConstitutional gun control legislation — lost their jobs.

Senate President John Morse, a Democrat, was ousted by a slim margin, 9,094 to 8,751 (50.9 percent to 49 percent). Fellow Democratic Senator Angela Giron received 19,355 recall votes (56 percent), compared with 15,201 votes (43.9 percent) to retain her.

Democratic leaders (or in Morse’s case, former leaders) quickly demonstrated they’d learned absolutely nothing from the grassroots-bred ouster, going full extrovert in their post-recall public comments. Every factor leading up to the recall’s successful outcome was flawed except the actions of the two Senators themselves; every recall proponent was just a misguided obstructionist fool, upending a well-tuned process that was supposed to empower Morse, the State Legislature and Governor John Hickenlooper to help save people from themselves.

“The loss of this Senate seat is purely symbolic… You’re not judged by how you got knocked down, but rather by how you got back up,” said a very Howard Dean-like Morse in his teeth-clinching, staccato-paced concession speech. “Our last [legislative] session was phenomenal!”

“I’m a little perplexed,” said Giron, as she conceded. “This is what I know: I know that I have not one iota of regret from what I voted on… This is only going to make us stronger and better. We will win in the end, because we are on the right side.”

Then there’s Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who took to the Internet Wednesday to declare the whole recall effort a sham.

Why? Because mail-in ballots hadn’t been allowed for the special election.

“The recall elections in Colorado were defined by the vast array of obstacles that special interests threw in the way of voters for the purpose of reversing the will of the legislature and the people,” offered Wasserman Schultz, taking a page from Barack Obama’s playbook. “This was voter suppression, pure and simple.”

The races drew a lot of money from out of State, both from the National Rifle Association and the gun control lobbying group Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG). Most of the ridicule over outside influence, in the aftermath, was targeted at MAIG — a personal endeavor of New York City’s billionaire liberal mayor, Michael Bloomberg, who has a track record of advocating for expanded government controls — rather than the NRA, which has a long history of advocating for the 2nd Amendment rights of individuals.

In late August, Giron herself told New Republic the political stakes were extremely high for Bloomberg, who continues to use MAIG as a funnel for campaign funds in support of gun control-minded liberals in State and Congressional-level races Nationwide.

“For Mayors Against Illegal Guns, if they lose even one of these seats, they might as well fold it up. And they understand that,” she said.

Bloomberg had donated at least $350,000 to the losing side in the Colorado recall.

Recall supporter Laura Carno told CBS Denver that the Morse recall sends a clear signal to elected leaders, both in Colorado and nationwide, with visionary legislative schemes that alienate voters: “It is a message to elected officials: You need to pay attention to what your constituents say — not the Vice President, and not Mayor Michael Bloomberg in New York — and that’s who he’s been listening to, and not his constituents.”

Morse will be replaced by Republican Bernie Herpin. George Rivera, also a Republican, will replace Giron. The two swing seats will not affect the Democratic majority in the Colorado Legislature.

Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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  • Melvin

    The WHOLE DEMOCRATIC PARTY is VOTER SUPPRESSION ! They LIE about
    anything to get voted in ; then do the bidding of their EUROPEAN
    SOCIALISTS MASTERS , over the will of the People who voted them into
    Office – to further the Goals of their New World Socialist Order ( see
    MSN clowns !) !

    • Chester

      Melvin, how about getting involved in politics at more than the lip flapping level? Think you might actually LEARN something, instead of repeating what the ultra right spoon feeds you.

  • JimH

    How can it be voter suppression? The people who voted to oust the senators made it to the polls. Why couldn’t the people voting to keep them make it there and need to mail a vote in?

  • CCblogging

    I love it. I am so looking forward to the 2014 November mid-term elections. Time to take out the trash and that’s all the Democrats and several Republicans. Thanks Colorado!

    • Alex

      Good one, CC—an off-year SPECIAL election in a low-pop state is going to reverse progress and halt the downward spiral of the GOP.

      Progress ALWAYS comes through stops and starts. What the voters did in Colorado is but a hiccup.

      Face up to the TRUTH–as the plebiscite turns less and less White, male, old, and fearful and bring necessary change to the Supreme Court, a reexamination of the tired second Amendment is inevitable. Young people, minorities, and, most crucially, women favor stronger regulation of firearms. These intelligent voters can read, and know that our Floundering Fathers called for arms to be available but WELL-REGULATED.

      • CCblogging

        Your post is laughable. The truth is you gun grabbing libs got your butts kicked in Colorado and will again in 2014. Hanky?

      • Average_Joe56

        Reading comprehension problems, Alex? You probably should have paid attention in English class.

        As passed by the Congress:

        A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

        The statement: “A well-regulated militia, being necessary for the security of a free state,”
        is often misunderstood to mean that you need to be in a militia in order to own firearms. Well, point in-fact, every male of draft age who is of sound body and mind is considered a member of the “unorganized militia” according to the law, but that’s irrelevant, because the second statement:
        “the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”
        is the important part. This statement is the crux of the amendment and ensures that the individual right to bear arms is not infringed upon. Now, the way this sentence is constructed (in total), the right of the people allows for the well-regulated militia. The militia is a byproduct of the right to bear arms, not a prerequisite. Here is the grammatical break down from the prof:
        [ Copperud:] The words “A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state,” contrary to the interpretation cited in your letter of July 26, 1991, constitute a present participle, rather than a clause. It is used as an adjective, modifying ” militia,” which is followed by the main clause of the sentence (subject “the right,” verb “shall”). The right to keep and bear arms is asserted as essential for maintaining a militia.
        In reply to your numbered questions:
        [Schulman: (1) Can the sentence be interpreted to grant the right to keep and bear arms solely to “a well-regulated militia”?;]
        [ Copperud:] (1) The sentence does not restrict the right to keep and bear arms, nor does it state or imply possession of the right elsewhere or by others than the people; it simply makes a positive statement with respect to a right of the people.
        [Schulman: (2) Is “the right of the people to keep and bear arms” granted by the words of the Second Amendment, or does the Second Amendment assume a preexisting right of the people to keep and bear arms, and merely state that such right “shall not be infringed”?;]
        [ Copperud:] (2) The right is not granted by the amendment; its existence is assumed. The thrust of the sentence is that the right shall be preserved inviolate for the sake of ensuring a militia.
        [Schulman: (3) Is the right of the people to keep and bear arms conditioned upon whether or not a well-regulated militia is, in fact, necessary to the security of a free State, and if that condition is not existing, is the statement “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed” null and void?;]
        [ Copperud:] (3) No such condition is expressed or implied. The right to keep and bear arms is not said by the amendment to depend on the existence of a militia. No condition is stated or implied as to the relation of the right to keep and bear arms and to the necessity of a well-regulated militia as requisite to the security of a free state. The right to keep and bear arms is deemed unconditional by the entire sentence.
        [Schulman: (4) Does the clause “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State,” grant a right to the government to place conditions on the “right of the people to keep and bear arms,” or is such right deemed unconditional by the meaning of the entire sentence?;]
        [ Copperud:] (4) The right is assumed to exist and to be unconditional, as previously stated. It is invoked here specifically for the sake of the militia.
        [Schulman: (5) Which of the following does the phrase ” well-regulated militia” mean: “well-equipped,” “well-organized,” “well-drilled,” “well-educated,” or “subject to regulations of a superior authority”?]
        [ Copperud:] (5) The phrase means “subject to regulations of a superior authority”; this accords with the desire of the writers for civilian control over the military.
        [Schulman: If at all possible, I would ask you to take into account the changed meanings of words, or usage, since that sentence was written two-hundred years ago, but not to take into account historical interpretations of the intents of the authors, unless those issues can be clearly separated.]
        [ Copperud:] To the best of my knowledge, there has been no change in the meaning of words or in usage that would affect the meaning of the amendment. If it were written today, it might be put: “Since a well-regulated militia is necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be abridged.”
        [Schulman:] As a “scientific control” on this analysis, I would also appreciate it if you could compare your analysis of the text of the Second Amendment to the following sentence,
        “A well-schooled electorate, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and read Books, shall not be infringed.”
        My questions for the usage analysis of this sentence would be,
        (1) Is the grammatical structure and usage of this sentence, and the way the words modify each other, identical to the Second Amendment’s sentence?; and
        (2) Could this sentence be interpreted to restrict “the right of the people to keep and read Books” only to “a well-educated electorate” – for example, registered voters with a high-school diploma?]
        [ Copperud:] (1) Your “scientific control” sentence precisely parallels the amendment in grammatical structure.
        (2) There is nothing in your sentence that either indicates or implies the possibility of a restricted interpretation.
        Got it? Good.

        Roy Herman Copperud, a professor of journalism and an authority on the use of the English language.

        • hippybiker

          Excellent post, Joe! I have only one thing to add. Most people misinterpret “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state.” They didn’t mean “The State.” All need to refer to The Websters Dictionary. What the founders meant was “a state of freedom.”

          • Vigilant

            Incorrect.

            The word “state” is capitalized in the Second Amendment.
            It was not the job of the Founders to philosophize on political theory, it was their job to build a government.

            They most assuredly used the term “State” to mean the political entity established by the Constitution, and nothing else.

          • vicki

            The founders, being very intelligent people, likely were well aware of the double entendra in the “… a free State..” wording.

        • Vigilant

          Excellent analysis, not that any progressive will change his/her mind based on these clear facts of the English language.

          I expect Alex to remain woefully silent on this.

        • vicki

          And here is a supporting cite for your text

          http://constitution.org/2ll/schol/2amd_grammar.htm

      • hippybiker

        No, scat form brains! The Militia was to be well regulated(well trained)not the arms they owned and carried. Pick up a few real American history books(not re written pap)and you might(gasp)learn something.

        • vicki

          And the right of the PEOPLE is not dependent on the people being in a militia nor in the people being “regulated”

      • comeandtake

        “…Floundering Fathers…”? You imbecile. These are men who risked everything they had, including their lives, to establish and guarantee the freedoms you now enjoy. You should show some respect. If you can’t appreciate this nation as the Founders envisioned it, I suggest you move elsewhere.

        • Bill

          Hi Come,
          Alex is just a coward hiding behind a computer. His character would not even match the toenail of one of our founding fathers.
          He loves to say things that have shock value but he is just showing how dumb he is

        • Cole Johnson

          Thanks! That is what I was going to write!

      • Bill

        Alex, you are a good example of a nutcase that should not own a gun.

      • Vigilant

        “Progress ALWAYS comes through stops and starts. What the voters did in Colorado is but a hiccup.”

        “A recent analysis by The Associated Press found that about four-fifths of the states now have enacted laws that directly reject or conflict with federal laws on marijuana use, gun control, health insurance requirements and identification standards for driver’s licenses.”

        Yes, Alex, progress is indeed being made. Unfortunately for you, it’s being made in the direction opposite to your statist aspirations. Looks like four fifths of the state legislatures are “hiccupping.”

        Sucks to be you.

      • Frank Kahn

        Intelligence does not indicate wisdom. Young voters might have the former but are bereft of the latter. Minorities, are a different subject, but it would seem that the majority of them look to leaders (minority activists) that have no wisdom, and only follow racial hate mongering rhetoric. Women, I am guessing that you mean young women. Since they fall into the category of unwise youth, they have one strike against them. If they are gullible then they are subject to liberal lies about a fictitious “war on women” from conservatives. It might be interesting to note that the biggest increase in new gun owners / users is in the young urban female demographic. This would seem to be in direct opposition to your assertion that young women are against the 2nd amendment.

        It has also been noted, thousands of times, by thousands of people, that your assertion about the 2nd amendment is WRONG. The amendment does not say that arms are to be available, it says that our RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED. Available is a different word than bear, having arms in a store makes them available, owning and carrying them is bearing them. And, you continue with the liberal misdirection, and quite probably lie, of attempting to change the English language to make the rest of your claim. The amendment says

        ” A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”.

        Now, I understand that some liberals have a hard time understanding our grammar, but it would seem quite obvious that the qualifier “well regulated” is referring to militia, and not to bearing arms. After all, it does not say “the right of the people to keep and bear WELL REGULATED arms”.

        Also, the ability to read is not an indication of wisdom, or even knowledge of the true meaning of our nations values or founding principles. My 8 year old nephew can read, I would not want him deciding important constitutional issues. Our founding fathers created the framework for the greatest nation on earth. Why do you disparage them?

      • Guest

        Still spewing your lies and misquotes and misinformation alex! are you a paid shill? Or are just really this hateful of America and the Constitution! It is because of the Constitution that you get to spew your hate and lies on this discussion board!

        • independent thinker

          “…are you a paid shill?”
          Don’t know if he is paid or not Alex is a shill for sure.

      • Gary

        Hey Alex, if you feel the 2nd Amendment is tired and don’t like it, there is a process for changing it. It’s called amending the Constitution. Btw, it seems like the key pushers of “gun (people) control” are old white guys (Bloomberg, Biden, etc.).

        • vicki

          There is an easier process for individuals like Alex. Move to any of the large number of countries where only their government and criminals (but I repeat myself) have guns. Mexico isn’t that far away.

      • vicki

        Alex writes:

        These intelligent voters can read, and know that our Floundering Fathers called for arms to be available but WELL-REGULATED

        We can presume from your lack of knowledge of English grammar that English is not your first language?

        http://constitution.org/2ll/schol/2amd_grammar.htm

      • http://batman-news.com samurai

        Floundering fathers? Don’t sound like a patriot to me. Your argument is nothing but and argument to ridicule. The tired 2nd Amendment? What part of our God-given rights to bear arms do you disagree with, traitor? The well regulated part was to be a militia in each state, not their weapons. Sheesh! You need to go back to school and learn. Here are some articles about the recall elections in Colorado. The people have spoken and have stood up for their God-given rights under the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution. Praise be to God!
        http://www.wnd.com/2013/09/voters-send-explosive-message-on-gun-control/
        http://www.politicaloutcast.com/2013/09/two-colorado-anti-gun-state-senators-go-recall-election/
        FOR GOD AND COUNTRY! 하나님하고 나라를 위해서!
        You need both love of country and faith in GOD to be a patriot. This leaves you out.
        “Sensible of the importance of Christian piety and virtue to the order and happiness of a state, I cannot but earnestly commend to you every measure for our Lord Jesus Christ, and the whole earth be filled with his glory.”
        John Hancock
        Signer of the Declaration of Independence
        President of Congress
        Revolutionary General
        Governor of Massachusetts
        Devout Christian

      • Robert Messmer

        Alex says, “Good one, CC—an off-year SPECIAL election in a low-pop state is going to reverse progress and halt the downward spiral of the GOP.” But what CC said was “I am so looking forward to the 2014 November mid-term elections. Time to take out the trash and that’s all the Democrats and several Republicans. ” Now unless I missed an EO put out by Obama while he was not drawing red lines in the sand, the elections that CC are referring to are the normal, every two years elections whereby one third of the House of Representatives are elected/re-elected. Which means it is not an off-year SPECIAL election in (just) a low-pop state, it will be in all fifty (not 57) states. Now yes, both the “I love it.” and “Thanks Colorado” were in reference to the recall election. But the “take out the trash” is clearly referring to the regular, mid-term elections.

  • Carlos

    Let that be a lesson to the progressives who think they can get away with taking all our freedoms away. It’s a typical ” Hegelian Dialectic” . Look it up.

  • Carlos

    Let that be a lesson to the progressives who think they can get away with taking all our freedoms away. It’s a typical ” Hegelian Dialectic” . Look it up.

  • TexRancher

    The longest trip starts with a 32 oz. soda and a box full of 30-40 mags! Take that Co. democommunists and gun grabbing Bloomberg. We can only hope the next time you use your fortune as a weapon to attack the 2nd Amendment rights of AMERICANS, you grab the next gun by the muzzle!

  • Average_Joe56

    In 1865 a Democrat shot and killed Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States.

    In 1881 a left wing radical Democrat shot James Garfield, President of the United States who later died from the wound.

    In 1901 Leon Czolgosz a known radical left wing Socialist/Anarchist shot and mortally wounded William McKinley, President of the United States who later died of his wounds.

    In 1963 a radical left wing socialist shot and killed John F. Kennedy, President of the United States.

    In 1968 a radical left wing Democrat shot and killed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    In 1975 a left wing radical Democrat fired shots at Gerald Ford, President of the United States.

    In 1983 a registered Democrat shot and wounded Ronald Reagan.

    In 1984 James Huberty a disgruntled Democrat shot and killed 22 people in a McDonald’s restaurant.

    In 1986 Patrick Sherril a disgruntled Democrat shot and killed 15 people in an Oklahoma post office.

    In 1990 James Pough a disgruntled Democrat shot and killed 10 people at a GMAC office

    In 1991 George Hennard a disgruntled Democrat shot and killed 23 people in a Luby’s cafeteria

    In 1995 James Daniel Simpson a disgruntled Democrat shot and killed 5 coworkers in a Texas laboratory

    In 1999 Larry Asbrook a disgruntled Democrat shot and killed 8 people at a church service.

    In 2001 a left wing radical Democrat fired shots at the White House in a failed attempt to kill George W. Bush President of the United States.

    In 2003 Douglas Williams a disgruntled Democrat shot and killed 7 people at a Lockheed Martin plant.

    In 2007 a registered Democrat named Seung-Hui Cho shot and killed 32 people in Virginia Tech.

    In 2010 a mentally ill registered Democrat named Jared Lee Loughner shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killed 6 others.

    In 2011 a registered Democrat named James Holmes went into a movie theater and shot and killed 12 people.

    In 2012 Andrew Engeldinger a disgruntled Democrat shot and killed 7 people in Minneapolis

    In 2012 a registered Democrat named Adam Lanza shot and killed 26 people in a school.

     

    Funny how that works out…….. I could go on and on…but do I really need to?
    Point made.

    Want a safer America? Ban Democrats from owning firearms!
    As for the rest of us…I suggest we keep our powder dry!

    • Bill

      Great comment, Average Joe
      I think all liberals that believe in gun control should turn in their guns and not be allowed to own one. They think with emotions and not intelligence and would be the first one to run off and shoot someone when they got mad.
      “Don’t take your guns to town, son”

      • Cole Johnson

        piers morgan said he wanted to shoot and kill gun owners! Look it up on you tube!

        • Bill

          Hi Cole
          That is a great example why liberals should not own guns

        • bward

          Listen UP FBI…. Go break down Piers front door and confiscate his guns. I just heard him threaten to murder. I don’t think he is of sound mind and shouldn’t own guns. Oh.. wait a minute,, Piers is not even an American. Who in their right mind even watches this moron???

    • peter

      Great post! These disgruntled and very vicious democrats are of course led by the democrats in power who similarly just want to go into Syria and everywhere else in order to kill everyone, and don’t forget Hilary! It seems that a very important qualification to become a democrat is the determination to kill! Maybe they have taken lessons from those crazy islamofascists or maybe they are also just crazy.

    • Blank Reg

      The only “fact” listed I disagree with is the one in 1963. JFK was taken out by a cabal of CIA agents and other insiders disgruntled with his expressed policies of rolling back the military-industrial complex, dismantling the CIA, making peace with the Soviets, and re-instituting Sound Money.

      • Average_Joe56

        While I understand and agree for the most part…that’s not the “Official” narrative.

      • Speak2Truth

        I suspect JFK’s comments about ending the Federal Reserve had something to do with his assassination as well.

        When Moammar Gadhafi said he was getting the international money-lenders out of his nation’s economy by creating his own currency, the Gold Dinar, a Democrat named Barack Obama sent our military forces to help Al Qaeda murder him. No trial, just a straight-up assassination.

      • vicki

        Though this may be true it is also worth noting that it was a “useful idiot” who was a left-wing socialist that they got to do or at least take the blame for the job.

      • Robert Messmer

        But since JFK was a Democrat its a sure bet that the CIA agents involved were also Democrats.

  • brownstoneconstr

    throw all the bums out colorado

  • 1baronrichsnot1

    Shultz, Bloomberg, and all against the 2nd amendment are communist/marxist reps. of Karl Marx, they support voter fraud, muslims, are anti christian, gov’t supporting the jerks that don’t work, open borders, meddling in civil wars and not the constitution. Recall all of them, and support NRA!

    • Bill

      Great comment, Baron
      I think I will go write another check to the NRA

    • Don 2

      We need to defeat these people at the polls, not compromise. Vote them out, everything from local dog catcher to president. Compromise is a one-way street with them. How do you compromise on the 2nd. Amendment? They will never stop wanting more restrictions on your freedom and constitutional rights. Conservatives have nothing in common with the Democrat/Communist party.

      • Robert Messmer

        True, look what has happened to the cigarette smokers of this country. The anti-smoking zealots, just like the anti-gun nuts, started small with “common sense” regulations………and now smokers are treated as badly as the lower caste’s in India.

    • Robert Messmer

      Bloomberg did make a very good point after the recall was completed. The Democrats still control the Legislature and this does not repeal the gun control laws that cost the two Democrats their jobs.

  • headhunter

    As an outsider looking in, Colorado is a beautiful state. But, it is a state in transition. It is changing from a state run by those who built it- to a state run by those refugees from Kalifornia. Those who having made a mess in California have moved on to Colorado and have been changing a once great western state into a state run by the ideas and visions that brought California to its knees. It is wonderful to see all is not lost!

    • Cole Johnson

      californians have come to Colorado to escape our unConstitutional representatives! Not to bring this mess to you! We have reps who do not listen to us, they do what the special interest groups pay them to do! your statement is unfair! your greedy corrupt reps are the problem, not individuals running away from commiefornia! I am leaving calif next year myself! My reps just tell thanks for your input but, i believe this is what is best for you and calif! So how is his my fault?! I write, email, phone and vote against these traitors! I may move to Colorado, but i sure won’t say I am from here because of the attitude you have shown in your post! i want freedom and the rights guaranteed by the Constitution too! Please don’t blame the individuals from calif, when it is the corrupt politicians doing these treasonous actions against you! put the blame where it belongs, on your politicians! And I am very pleased about the fight you have won against these traitors! Hooray for you!

      • Average_Joe56

        I tend to see both sides of the issue. While you may, yourself, move from California with no intention of changing Colorado…many others did and do. Some folks left because of their values, others left because they can no longer afford to live in Calif. (over- taxed and regulated or unemployed)….and still, others came to smoke the evil weed.
        (I’m willing to wager that the latter two groups outnumber the first group by a significant margin)

        Both of the latter two groups still have the “Herd” mentality that they had , while they were living in California…and they ARE a problem for folks in Colorado. ( I try not to paint with too broad of a brush).

        I live in central Florida and of course, this is retirement central for New Yorkers’ and New Jersey retirees. If you ask them, why they moved here (other than sunshine), most will say that they came here to get away from their non-representatives…who have over taxed and over-regulated them to death. But then, they get into politics here….and we’re turning into little New Jersey/York. They brought the politics and the “attitude” with them….and are now imposing both on the rest of Floridians.
        Even if they don’t get involved in politics, they still vote and they still vote the same way they always have.

        It is a sad reality that too many people don’t learn from their past mistakes and repeat them….. often.

        “Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.”
        Douglas Adams

      • independent thinker

        I cannot speak specifically for Colorado but I have seen over the years many instances of people leaving an area because they did not like the way things were there then start trying (and many times succeeding) to change their new location into what they just fled from.

        • JimH

          People from Chicago moving to the suburbs comes to mind.

        • vicki

          They change it into what they fled from cause they have no clue how they created the mess to begin with. Hence as said by Albert Einstein:

          “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”
          http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/a/alberteins385842.html

  • Bill

    Our 2nd amendment rights should be the center point of our focus in all elections.
    Just ask any candidate if they support ANY gun control. If they do, do not vote for them. This could be the rallying cry that will unite America against the progressives, no matter what political party you call yourself

  • dan

    a good beginning….or did it begin when Gov, Walker rubbed rubbed the
    progressive s collective noses in their smelly mess…
    or did it begin in 1776 ?
    Do not comply with un-Constitutional laws…and don’t elect those that do !

  • peter

    Giron said she will win in the end because she is on the RIGHT side. Which side is that? Are the people involved here or is it just her and the republicans? If she had said;- because we have the peoples interests at heart, maybe it would have sounded better – just considering how these folks battle each other and exclude the people. Sorry, just another politician taking care of her seat at any cost. Saying one is on the right side does not mean that it is the right side. That would just be her opinion and she could well be wrong.

  • Alan

    A good message to anti second amendment, arrogant eliteist progressives,who think they know best. We the people do not need to be protected from ourselves, but instead from people like you.

  • Guest2

    There is a reason why the Democrats are identified by the DONKEY. As a farmer once told me,”… they are the most stubborn animals by nature. You need to hit them in the forehead with a 2×4 to first get their attention…..”

  • Drake2003

    If we are to salvage this country from the Socialistic Democrats who occupy public offices then we have to look at the Colorado recall as our paradigm of hope. Democrats who trample on the 2nd Amendment should be put on notice that we are not going to take it anymore.

    • terry wenger

      its not only the 2nd, its EVERYTHING,

  • Gib74

    Debbie is right, there is TONS of voter suppression going on in that election.

    How do they expect the dead to be able to vote without their mail-in ballots? The person who votes for them contacted them on their weegie boards to make sure the votes were cast with their wishes. Do folks know how much effort it would take them to actually have to go to the polls?

    Who wouldn’t trust the democrats to have the best wishes of our departed in mind? After all, why should being dead bar them from voting? Isn’t that ‘racist’?

    • Dumpthekoolaid

      Yeah, not to mention all the prison inmates that aren’t getting their voices heard through a vote. Of course, the only people that love gun control more that ivory tower elites (with armed body guards, of course) are the criminals that want a public (aka their victims) that can’t shoot back.

    • ZO666

      The hypocrisy amazes me, Isn’t O and H and Learner that are using the IRS to defund / threaten and persecute, Mom and apple pie parties?
      “Since when are freedom loving Americans a threat?”

    • pilotman

      Wasserman would like to use the Chicago voting system- ” vote early and vote often-dead or alive”

  • Dumpthekoolaid

    These liberty stealing libs have the gun store owners laughing all the way to the bank. I’m so tired of the lunatics running the asylum, it sure is refreshing to see We The People toss them back into their rubber room, where they belong.

  • terry wenger

    I hope the elected idiots in DC pay attention to this. they are next, if not re-call, fired at next election!

  • ZO666

    Liberalizum is a Brain Disorder! ROFLMAO!

  • ZO666

    End this Economy and Freedom killing nightmare called Obamacare!
    It’s our last chance to stop this insanity!!! Please Make the calls!

    https://secure.freedomworks.org/site/Advocacy?alertId=1216&pg=makeACall&autologin=true&JServSessionIdr004=5iowhxjlad.app305a

  • Mike Butler

    If I where to ever run for office, I would pray that Bloomberg would back my opponent.

  • IBCAMN

    this should tell everybody what’s really happening in the voting world,when votes are wrote and sent in,you have no idea if the right person filled that out and sent it in(remember hitler and mikey mouse and gondi voted),and a lot of mail in and carried in(delivered) votes from republican voters seem to get lost or brought in late(as in last presidential election)and some demacratic voters vote several times(illegal).and of course the imfamous missing 1,700 republican pre-registered votes that conveniatly got stolen from a gov’t workers back seat (at gas station)is just one of soooo many things like this that just seem to happen way too often!or that obama just won in states that don’t require I.D.’s to vote!!voters need to go to the stations to vote,be there in person,ID in hand,you have too many dead liberals voting in districts that are mainly conservative live voters! that’s why recall elections go the way they do,you have to go there to vote!look at Wisconsin(Walker)recall and the amount that turned out in favor and everybody knows how that went!
    most obama supporters think he’s doing what the people want(he does what he wants)they are clueless to the end!and he and the liberal demacrates want it that way!they will turn a story to fit their agenda,such as the morsie-giron recall!these two got ousted because they pushed obama’a and the liberals agenda and there was no way for them to fix this recall to their advantage!it was done legal just like the Walker recall!
    so many people are just plain blind to the corruption in this gov’t now that they can’t believe the truth.if they would open their eyes and put the pieces together they would see it,if they want to,but they don’t!

  • Patriot66

    I love it! Kick their liberal asses out and send them packing. Colorado is my last hope of moving back to the States. I don’t smoke the stuff, but when they legalized pot, I knew I liked these people. As making pot illegal, is like having nose picking laws. But then Colorado passed the very unconstitutional anti-gun laws, and my hopes went out the window. I started checking out Belize, S. America, the islands, even parts of Europe (By the way, everywhere sucks). But then, Coloradians have a recall election to boot out the politicians who enacting these laws. Granted, by a narrow vote, which means there are still dangers of being overly invested by liberals. But at least these are fighting people! My next visit to the States (Once every 2 years) will most likely be Colorado. I’m getting old, so I need to find a place to retire. And when I do, I wanna make sure I can defend myself with the right weapons, and maybe even get high without a military style raid on me and my peaceful family having a Thanksgiving dinner.