Posted By LambChop
Colorado voters have spoken, and “don’t with my guns” is the message.
The liberal nation is “stunned” by last night’s heave ho of two heavily -funded Democratic state legislators in a recall election brought about by a referendum on gun control.
Despite the Democrats misplaced emotional pleas after the horror of shootings in Aurora, Colorado at the movie theater and the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, Coloradans have had enough.
The liberals waged war in their minds against the “evil” NRA. The reality was that special interests tried to dominate the recall election – liberal anti-gun special interest groups like Organizing for America and New York Mayor Bloomberg’s group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG). The liberal anti-gun groups out spent the other side a shocking 7 to 1.
Grassroots voters went to the polls in El Paso and Pueblo Counties and summarily removed Senate President John Morse and state Sen. Angela Giron from office. Pre-election wrangling included lawsuits filed on behalf of both candidates – mail-in ballots were not allowed in the election as a result of their lawsuits. And they still lost.
The ousted Democrats will be replaced by Republicans who also appeared on the recall ballots. Former Colorado Springs city councilman Republican Bernie Herpin will replace Sen. Morse and retired deputy Pueblo police chief Republican George Rivera takes over the Giron’s State Senate seat.
This probably does not bode well for Colorado Governor Mr. Hickenlooper’s election in 2014. The Governor signed the three gun-control bills that triggered the recall drive in March.
The OBVIOUS precedent this startling and decisive action sets is this – second amendment rights are taken very seriously by average folks in the United States and the gun rights matter is likely one of the few winning conservative issues.
Moonbats tried to spin the election:
Rick Ridder, a Denver Democratic Strategist pretended the election results were merely local issues and have nothing to do with the mood in the rest of the nation: “It is clear to me that there is a group of activists that wanted to send a message about two people in two parts of the state, and their support of gun legislation. Do I think it’s reflective of the state? No. Do I think it’s reflective of the overall mood? No. Do I think anyone should take anything out of this other than this could be a trend about using recalls? That’s the only thing I could see as really national.”
Keep telling yourself that, Rick.