Two for two in Colorado!
Despite being grossly outspent....and Giron running in a district that is 2-1 Demo!
Press release from Bloomberg Mayors: "This election does not reflect the will of Coloradans, a majority of whom strongly support background checks and opposed these recalls."
Messr. Bloomberg, et al.:
If you will forgive the informality of my address, I believe you have been owned, sir.
Taste that, Governor Pooperscooper!
Posted by: Anonymous at September 11, 2013 08:21 AM
How in the world can even Bloomberg rationalize that?
Posted by: Eldon Dickens at September 11, 2013 08:27 AM
Shorter Bloomberg: "Shut up yokels; your betters in NYC...er...Denver have spoken."
Posted by: Ken in NH at September 11, 2013 09:25 AM
What a sorehead! Bloomberg seems to live in a dreamworld of his own and simply cannot face facts. While it's true that there's a long road to travel this Colorado effort will do a lot of good. Nothing scares a politico more than losing his office and believe me this will strike home - no matter what they say.
Shows what an organized, determined effort can achieve. Let's learn from this and redouble our activities in politics and lobbying. It works.
Posted by: Nor'Easter at September 11, 2013 02:16 PM
I agree that this definitely has a "deterrent" effect on future gun grabbers. This goes beyond simply not being elected. They now know that they can have an office taken back from them for failing on this one single issue.
Posted by: Jeff at September 11, 2013 03:36 PM
What was the trope from the 1930's union movement, "We just didn't explain it well enough."
Posted by: Jim D. at September 11, 2013 07:30 PM
Lest we celebrate too much, let us remember the damaging laws that these two recalled legislators helped to pass are still on the books. While the recall is a cautionary tale to those who would vote for such measures in the future, we must also learn from our own cautionary tale. That is to prevent those who would infringe upon the Second Amendment rights, or restrict any other Constitutional freedom, from holding office in the first place.
Posted by: My Name Is Earl at September 12, 2013 07:23 AM
I doubt if this will slow gun-control lobbying at all. More likely to increase it and make it even meaner. Morse has proclaimed his willing martyrdom for the cause -- glad to give up his office to make Colorado safer. Gun controllers will analyze demographics & voter response to their ads, et., come up with new plan and pour even more money into it. Over decades they've done the same thing encouraged by every tiny victory and ever defeat they've experienced.
It will take a determined Republican majority and Gov to repeal these laws against the floods, hailstorms, and thundering of press and gun control lobby objections.
Posted by: Eldon Dickens at September 12, 2013 09:57 AM
Two for two! This calls for sailing into port with a broom tied to the conning tower!
I suppose explaining it better falls in the category of that famous Ring Lardner line, "shut up, he explained."
Certainly that explains the effort to overcome the Citizens United decision via IRS audits.
Posted by: Windy Wilson at September 16, 2013 05:57 PM