Uh-oh. Governor Hickenlooper is stuck in a time warp where everything is just a jump to the left. Colorado Peak Politics has the story:
When Hick declared back in August that he wanted to make Colorado the new California, he thought that was a good thing. As the profile by Yahoo News quotes Hickenlooper:
“When I graduated from college, the kids who wanted to make a lot of money, they went to New York,” [Hickenlooper] says. “The kids who had more creative ambitions — they wanted to do something big, but they weren’t sure what it was; they wanted to find themselves but also do something meaningful — they almost all went to California.”
See, what Hick doesn’t quite seem to understand is that he graduated from college in 1974. All those creative kids excited to move out to California, they were moving to a state that had Ronald Reagan governing it since 1967. Hick is stuck dreaming of becoming a California that no longer exists, a California choked off, killed, and withered away from forty years of the very same nanny-state tactics Hickenlooper is pushing here.
This might be a good time to haul out Heinlein’s famous quote about “bad luck.”