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Bryan Preston

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September 11, 2013 - 7:08 am
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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.

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I won't mind wrapping Davis around the National Dems neck and letting them hang. Seriously - how do you think a rally for Abortion/Anti-Gun Barbie is going to go over in any part of rural Texas? And imagine the wonderful visuals of her being protested by Churches praying for her soul, backed up by hunters and sportsmen.
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The problem the Texas Dems have is that they have moved hard to the left, yet Democrat Texas voters have not. The legacy voters (my granddaddy was a Democrat, my daddy was a Democrat and I'm, by God, a Democrat) are still fiscally responsible and fiercely independent (keep the government off my land and out of my house) types.

So little Abortion Barbie has to come up with issues, one more outrageous than the other, to try to keep her name in the press. Seems no one from the DNC has told her that Texans have moved on, Greg Abbott will crush her in the general election and Konnie Burton is going to take her Senate seat away from her.

Hey, Wendy, contact two Dems in Colorado and ask them about unemployment benefits.
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The pro-abortion barbie is also an anti gun barbie? Who'd a thunk it...
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Wendy, Wendy, Wendy. You need to polish your resume because your political career is over in Texas. Maybe you could visit a dude ranch and learn how to ride a horse and shoot a gun. You might really enjoy that!
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Hey Wendy ~ look what happened in Colorado!!! Two big Libs gone!!! And not a shot fired!!!

Votes can be more effective than bullets!!!
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Careful there -- you'll have her wanting to ban elections.
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Never underestimate the opposition. Strange things happen in politics and the Dems are spending a lot of money and time working to break the GOP hold on Texas. My advise is to fight for our principles as if we are behind. Take nothing for granted. Assume nothing. Fight like our lives, fortunes and sacred honor depend on victory.
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Democrats have a lot of trouble nominating a moderate because the party is dominated by Leftist special-interest groups.
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According FBI stats there were 699 gun homicides in Texas in 2011. According to the Tx Dept of State Health Services there were 72,470 abortions in Texas in 2011. And Wendy Davis wants to crack down on guns?!?!?!
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Two thoughts here from a transplant to Texas:

First - The press did a crappy job covering the aftermath of her filibuster. They only meet every other year here, and all she did was force a special session, where histrionics were controlled and her little cause died like a criminal with lethal injection. Not even a whimper. They breezed over the fact that over 75% of Texans wanted that bill.

Second, I've seen nothing like bare-knuckled Texas gubernatorial politics. There are no gloves here. In the only debate I heard last election, Perry swept the feet right from under "one tough grandma" by pointing out her one big issue was moot. Stuffed Kinky Freidman into the corner to jabber his slogans like a pull string doll and countered the democrat by being able to talk normally instead of in DNC talking points.

Between guns and abortion, she's going to get clobbered.
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Can't you see? Texas ain't "big" enough for her. She's stealing a page from former KS guv Kathleen Sibelius. She's using the gubernatorial campaign to make (more) national political hay to audition for an Obamaland cabinet position. She's just using the TX Democratic party as her PR horsey.
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Let me qualify what I said about bare knuckles.

She's going to use the code word "womens health" since there are a lot of clinics closing here. Someone will ask her how getting a sharp instrument shoved in your hey-nanny-nanny is healthy.

Not in those words, but she'll use DNC codewords like the last fool, and she'll get called out to qualify them just like the last guy.
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The Dems are counting on racial solidarity to gain power. Republicans still have time to win over Hispanics on issues liike jobs, gun rights and abortion.
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We can only hope that she's given the nod. It would be really interesting to know just how well a baby-killing,gun-grabbing, Leftist does in Texas.
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Wendy Davis? That name seems familiar. Isn't she the satanic baby killer girl?
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I won't mind wrapping Davis around the National Dems neck and letting them hang. Seriously - how do you think a rally for Abortion/Anti-Gun Barbie is going to go over in any part of rural Texas? And imagine the wonderful visuals of her being protested by Churches praying for her soul, backed up by hunters and sportsmen.
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