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Bryan Preston


October 14, 2013 - 7:46 am

Another Democrat in the Colorado Senate is facing recall for voting for new gun control laws. Two other Democrats faced recall earlier this year over those laws, and despite having Michael Bloomberg and his anti-gun allies pour millions of dollars into Colorado to defend them, they were both defeated and removed. This third recall would switch control of the state Senate from D to R.

So Gov. John Hickenlooper is scared, and wants Bloomberg and his anti-gun nuts to just stay away.

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper suggests national gun-control groups stay away from a looming recall battle that could switch control of the state Senate to the GOP. The groups poured money into an unsuccessful defense of two state lawmakers recalled over their gun votes earlier this year.

“Colorado is a state that people like to be themselves and solve their own problems,” the Democratic governor said in an interview with Capital Download, USA TODAY’s weekly video newsmaker series. “They don’t really like outside organizations meddling in their affairs, and maybe the NRA gets a pass on that.

“But (it is) probably not a bad idea” for gun-control groups, such as the one established by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, to curb their efforts if gun-rights activists collect enough signatures to force a recall vote on state Sen. Evie Hudak, a two-term Democrat from a suburban district north of Denver, he said.

When they lost the previous recalls, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz went straight into insane conspiracy theory mode. Strangely, the media never howled at her for it. And by “strangely,” I mean “obviously.” Democrats can spew whatever moonbat nonsense they want without fear that the Puffington Hosts of the world will call them out on it.

Hicklooper exploited Sandy Hook and supported those gun control laws, so losing the state Senate over them would suggest that his days in office are numbered too. He is up for re-election next year.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Colorado is an interesting study for the larger national scene. Native Coloradans, a large Latino segment (some native, some illegal), and a good size bunch of wealthy California liberals, who having destroyed California, are attempting to repeat the same mistakes in their new home. Some interesting politics!
Seems the older population is feeling it's oats.
47 weeks ago
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Hickenlooper has shown Coloradoans that he is actually a blithering idiot who was able previously to feign a semblance of common sense as Denver mayor but is now bereft of any.
48 weeks ago
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If I remember correctly, Hickenlooper wasn't shy about taking Bloomberg's money for his own re-election campaign chest when he was trying to decide whether to sign those anti-gun bills. Maybe he's having second thoughts now?

Recently, Governor Moonbeam, in California, decided to veto several of the most offensive anti-gun bills that were languishing on his desk, signing only a handful that were the least likely to cause blowback. Maybe the state pols are finally getting the message?
48 weeks ago
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Talk about anti-gun, what has happened to the weekly reports on the shootings in Chicago. I always wondered why Emanuel allowed the Chicago Tribune to report so vividly on the failure of the Chicago laws to stop the constant weekly death toll.
A number of web bloggers used to post the articles and may still. I might just have missed them.
Here, the Colorado governor is wasting his breath. The liberals' objective is not controlling guns, it's feeling good about themselves and keeping quiet doesn't accomplish that.
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I agree with your last sentence. However a distinction should be made between useful idiots and politicians. The politicians want our guns because that furthers their dream of ultimate control. The useful idiots want to turn over our guns because the politicians told them it will make them feel better.
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