The results of Tuesday’s recall elections in Colorado are unambiguous. Two Democratic state senators, one of them the sitting president of the Colorado Senate, faced recall elections. State Sen. John Morse and State Sen. Angela Giron, both Democrats, had the full support of Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns as well as their state party and the Democratic National Committee.
They were both recalled last night. Tossed from office. They lost their seats, and the Republicans nearly took control of the Colorado Senate. One issue drove the entire recall: guns. In Giron’s case, returns reveal that thousands of Democrats even voted to recall her.
Both Morse and Giron voted to curb Second Amendment rights in the state of Colorado at the behest of the national Democrats and Bloomberg’s anti-gun group. Specifically, they voted to limit magazine capacity, and they voted to mandate background checks on private gun sales between indivuals. Now they’re both out of office.
Colorado is a purple state trending blue largely due to the influx of Californians moving there. But given last night’s result, a political party in a purple or red state would have to be nuts to back a candidate that openly supports any new restrictions on the Second Amendment, right? It’s folly.
Well, the Texas Democratic Party may be nuts.
The Texas Democrats of “white primary” infamy are lining up behind state Sen. Wendy Davis of Fort Worth as she mulls a run for governor. Texas has not elected a Democrat governor since 1990, and has not elected any Democrat to any statewide office in a generation. One would think that the Democrats in Texas would take a lesson from its decades of defeat and moderate toward the middle. That doesn’t seem to be in the cards.
Davis has become a national name thanks to her pink-shoed filibuster of a bipartisan abortion law that a majority of Texans support. The media made her a national darling among themselves, but she lost the fight and her protest devolved into madness and anarchy by the end of it. She is now known chiefly for that single unsuccessful effort, which will galvanize pro-life forces against her if she runs statewide. Coupled with the D after her name, then, Davis already has a couple of strikes against her. State Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Planned Parenthood) has a certain ring to it, in deep red Texas.
Now, it turns out that Davis wants to restrict gun shows across the state of Texas.