Bad news: Colorado Democrat defeated in recall election over gun control not taking it well

posted at 6:41 pm on September 12, 2013 by Allahpundit

Via the Corner. Tuesday night, expecting a close race, I couldn’t believe that she lost by 12 points. Now, after watching her for the first time, I can’t believe she lost by only 12 points.

She’s got one argument here — “voter suppression,” ripped straight from the DNC’s talking points memo, which is completely destroyed by her own now-famous admission a few weeks ago that if Bloomberg and his anti-gun group couldn’t buy her a victory in this race, “they might as well fold it up.” They did their best for her; as Erika noted earlier, gun-grabbers outspent gun-rights supporters overwhelmingly. If that kind of money can’t get gun-control fans to drive to the polls, in a state where there was a horrendous mass shooting barely more than a year ago, maybe the votes simply aren’t there.

Sean Trende considers, then largely dismisses, the idea that the lack of mail-in ballots doomed the Democrats:

After the failure of the Senate gun-control bill, it was fashionable to argue, a la the Daily Beast’s Michael Tomasky: “You cannot oppose the will of 90 percent of the public and expect no consequences.”

It appears that you can. For one thing, that 90 percent number represents something of a best case result drawn from a best-case question wording; actual public support for, say, universal background checks is somewhat lower (though clearly still a majority). Perhaps, as I explained in April, the energy is all on the side of the voters who oppose gun control. For example, while Americans might support universal background checks in the abstract, in practice they just don’t care that much about it. Those who oppose them, however, care a lot.

Gun-control proponents had argued that Newtown changed everything. The Colorado recalls are a fresh reminder of how weak an argument that truly is.

Poll an American voter on whether he/she supports expanded background checks and you’ll almost certainly be told yes. How much is that support really worth if they won’t get off the couch on a summer night to go pull the lever for it?

If Giron’s eager to blame the results on something other than support for gun rights, though, she could always blame it on a backlash to her and John Morse’s personal jackassery:

As it turns out, Morse and Giron sealed their fates on March 4, the day that the anti-gun bills were heard in Senate committees. At Morse’s instruction, only 90 minutes of testimony per side were allowed on each of the gun bills. As a result, hundreds of Colorado citizens were prevented from testifying even briefly. Many of them had driven hours to come to the Capitol, traveling from all over the state.

That same day, 30 Sheriffs came to testify. They too were shut out, with only a single Sheriff allowed to testify on any given bill. So while one Sheriff testified, others stood up with him in support…

When Morse shut that down, and Chairperson Giron went along, they crossed the double-red line of Colorado government. Had the seven gun control bills (one of which I testified in favor) been heard on March 4-6, instead of being rammed through committees on March 4, the recall might never have happened. It’s one thing to lose; it’s another to thing to lose when you didn’t even have the opportunity to present your reasoning. While the gun control bills were before the Senate in March, President Morse urged his caucus to stop reading emails, to stop reading letters from constituents, to stop listening to voicemails, to vote for the gun bills and ignore the constituents. Giron, presciently following this strategy, had allowed citizens to raise Second Amendment concerns at a single town hall meeting, and thereafter refused to discuss the issue at public fora.

They did their best to deny their opponents a voice — let’s call that “voter suppression” — so their opponents spoke on Tuesday night. Game over.

Exit question: What are we to make of the fact that CNN’s Brooke Baldwin is as impatient with Giron’s spinning here as gun-rights fans are?


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Strangely enough, verbaluce managed to make a great point on both of these topics a couple of weeks ago.

rogerb on September 12, 2013 at 6:44 PM

After the gun vote, the Dems passed a sweeping voter ID law that basically opened the floodgates for fraud.

I’d say the Dems are hanging by their own ropes. But it’s always more entertaining to blame the other side…

katy on September 12, 2013 at 6:46 PM

Love the thread title :)

Schadenfreude on September 12, 2013 at 6:46 PM

Good riddance. But are they replaced with anyone any better?

njrob on September 12, 2013 at 6:46 PM

These lying, cheating leftists simply can’t take it when their rotten polices are rebuffed.

rplat on September 12, 2013 at 6:46 PM

Dumb as an ashtray.

Pork-Chop on September 12, 2013 at 6:46 PM

Exit question:

It’s because she’s a female Hispanic silly…

katy on September 12, 2013 at 6:48 PM

Strangely enough, verbaluce managed to make a great point on both of these topics a couple of weeks ago.

rogerb on September 12, 2013 at 6:44 PM

I’m shocked that the leftist got it wrong yet again… SHOCKED.

njrob on September 12, 2013 at 6:48 PM

I almost teared up….not really….bwhaahahahahahaaha ……
ha.

CW on September 12, 2013 at 6:48 PM

Angela, YOUR votes to suppress the people have CONSEQUENCES!

The Democrats recently passed a statute in Colorado reducing the time to file to get your name on the ballot to 10 days; however, the state CONSTITUTION requires that the period be no less than 15 days.

IOW, the Democrats wanted to violate the constitution and keep candidates off the ballot while demanding that the recall election NOT be rescheduled to comply with the law and give the state the time to reprint the ballots. When the Democrats said ‘No,’ a Colorado judge had no alternative but to forbid the mailing of ballots to voters that clearly violated the constitution.

Angela Giron in Scott Walker recall:

‘This is what democracy looks like!’

Angela Giron in Colorado recall:

‘They are trying to hijack democracy with these recall elections. Voter suppression or something!

Resist We Much on September 12, 2013 at 6:48 PM

It would be accurate to say that the recall campaign was driven by opposition to the anti-gun bills which Morse and Giron pushed through the legislature. But this is only the first part of the story. As it turns out, Morse and Giron sealed their fates on March 4, the day that the anti-gun bills were heard in Senate committees. At Morse’s instruction, only 90 minutes of testimony per side were allowed on each of the gun bills. As a result, hundreds of Colorado citizens were prevented from testifying even briefly. Many of them had driven hours to come to the Capitol, traveling from all over the state.

That same day, 30 Sheriffs came to testify. They too were shut out, with only a single Sheriff allowed to testify on any given bill. So while one Sheriff testified, others stood up with him in support.

Admirably, Morse had urged his Committee Chairs to be polite and courteous to all witnesses, and they were. But President Morse did not follow the standard practice of the Colorado legislature, by which any citizen who wishes to testify is allowed to be heard, at least briefly. The patient endurance of Colorado legislative committees which have heard hour upon hour of testimony on bills about gay rights, motorcycle helmets, and other social controversies is a tribute to our republican form of government.

When Morse shut that down, and Chairperson Giron went along, they crossed the double-red line of Colorado government. Had the seven gun control bills (one of which I testified in favor) been heard on March 4-6, instead of being rammed through committees on March 4, the recall might never have happened. It’s one thing to lose; it’s another to thing to lose when you didn’t even have the opportunity to present your reasoning. While the gun control bills were before the Senate in March, President Morse urged his caucus to stop reading emails, to stop reading letters from constituents, to stop listening to voicemails, to vote for the gun bills and ignore the constituents. Giron, presciently following this strategy, had allowed citizens to raise Second Amendment concerns at a single town hall meeting, and thereafter refused to discuss the issue at public fora.

If an 8:1 Bloomberg money advantage can’t buy an election, then elected officials will be more reluctant to support repressive gun bills. As Giron told The New Republic, “”For Mayors Against Illegal Guns, if they lose even one of these seats, they might as well fold it up. And they understand that.”

J_Crater on September 12, 2013 at 6:48 PM

If that kind of money can’t get gun-control fans to drive to the polls, in a state where there was a horrendous mass shooting barely more than a year ago, maybe the votes simply aren’t there.

This is because the Democrats are trying to relate two unrelated facts. First, crimes committed with guns where multiple victims are killed/wounded. Second, lawful citizens who happen to own guns. Those are two completely unrelated phenomena. The democrats try to push those two things together and you get stuff like this woman grousing about her loss. What’d you expect, sister?

ted c on September 12, 2013 at 6:49 PM

Exit question: What are we to make of the fact that CNN’s Brooke Baldwin is as impatient with Giron’s spinning here as gun-rights fans are?

Maybe Baldwin’s contract is up and she’s angling for a better job at Fox?

Stu Gotts on September 12, 2013 at 6:49 PM

********************** HA HA ***************************!!

canopfor on September 12, 2013 at 6:51 PM

Delicious…

OmahaConservative on September 12, 2013 at 6:51 PM

Wow. She’s angry.

Were only democrats not mailed ballots?

BKeyser on September 12, 2013 at 6:51 PM

As a result, hundreds of Colorado citizens were prevented from testifying even briefly. Many of them had driven hours to come to the Capitol, traveling from all over the state.

That same day, 30 Sheriffs came to testify. They too were shut out, with only a single Sheriff allowed to testify on any given bill. So while one Sheriff testified, others stood up with him in support…

When Morse shut that down, and Chairperson Giron went along, they crossed the double-red line of Colorado government.

Ohhh, Ouch! Why’s it gotta be another ..*red* *line*….
/@JayCarney

ted c on September 12, 2013 at 6:51 PM

Be prepared to hear “Voter Suppression” non-stop between now and the 2016 election. It’s the Dem’s new “War on Women.” They’re going to spend the next three years creating & reinforcing the meme.

29Victor on September 12, 2013 at 6:52 PM

They did their best to deny their opponents a voice — let’s call that “voter suppression” — so their opponents spoke on Tuesday night. Game over.

They’re our betters. Serfs should know better than to challenge their lords and masters.

rbj on September 12, 2013 at 6:52 PM

Thank you CNN and Brooke Baldwin. I suspect that this is the first time that many, um, Coloradans, much less, um, Americans, um, got an actual look at, um, this person who has been, um, organizing on their, um, behalf.

RushBaby on September 12, 2013 at 6:54 PM

Voter suppression?

She was the one who denied the Colorado Sheriffs a voice at the table after they opened the gun legislation up for public debate.

That would have been a great question for the CNN journo.

katy on September 12, 2013 at 6:55 PM

LOL,at the (1:00) minute mark,on the alleged
Voter Suppression bull-sh*t,Giron has a Nancy
Pelosium,…

….*eye movement* ordeal,back and forth confusion!!

canopfor on September 12, 2013 at 6:56 PM

Bad news: Colorado Democrat defeated in recall election over gun control not taking it well

She can Fluke off.

Dr. ZhivBlago on September 12, 2013 at 6:56 PM

Cry me a river, you lame, titty baby libtards.

avagreen on September 12, 2013 at 6:57 PM

Fall on the ground, bound your fists, and kick your legs……….while bawling and screaming/spitting……..see if that works to get you more votes.

avagreen on September 12, 2013 at 6:59 PM

They did their best to deny their opponents a voice — let’s call that “voter suppression” — so their opponents spoke on Tuesday night. Game over.

Democratic suppression – GOOD!
Conservative suppression – BAD!

See the “nuance”?

GarandFan on September 12, 2013 at 6:59 PM

It’s a nice gesture that some normal folks could orchestrate a grass roots recall of two despicable politicians.

When the majority of citizens fall prey to “it’s for the children”, common sense controls”, “we aren’t stopping you from hunting” memes it is nothing more than a nice gesture.

When Republicans continuously think the most electable candidates are Milquetoast Mitt, and John McCan’t we are exceptionally delusional.

Enjoy the small victory while we can, the next Milquetoast is waiting for his turn.

Rode Werk on September 12, 2013 at 7:01 PM

“You cannot oppose the will of 90 percent of the public and expect no consequences.”

And, you cannot cling to one, outlier of a poll and expect not to get bitchslapped by reality.

Resist We Much on September 12, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Get ready for it… “voter suppression” is the hot new talking point. 2014 is going to be a blast.

Voter ID laws are going to be challenged EVERYWHERE.

Fallon on September 12, 2013 at 7:02 PM

“You cannot oppose the will of 90 percent of the public and expect no consequences.”

And, you cannot cling to one, outlier of a poll and not expect to get beeyotchslapped by reality.

Resist We Much on September 12, 2013 at 7:02 PM

Is it just me or does Brooke look like she is wearing a shoulder holster rig :)

Mo_mac on September 12, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Bringing back nobrain…

how could this cost them the senate if 90% of Americans, 80% of gunowners, and 70% of NRA households favor it?

the cowards who voted no, on the other hand, may be in for a surprise when reelection comes

nonpartisan on April 18, 2013 at 11:23 AM

Obama is showing his anger on behalf of the parents of newtown

He is angry that the congress is so limp as to not even able to pass something that 90% of Americans, 80% of gunowners, and 70% of NRA households support

he is livid at the cowards who have let the newtown victims die in vain

it is righteous anger

nonpartisan on April 17, 2013 at 7:44 PM

Resist We Much on September 12, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Wow. She’s angry.

BKeyser on September 12, 2013 at 6:51 PM

And, she appears to be drunk.

Pork-Chop on September 12, 2013 at 7:04 PM

Looks like there might be a Colorado ripple effect in California. Today a ban on high capacity magazines died in the legislature, and I’m hearing now that the ammo tax and background check for ammo purchases is dead. Ban on semi-automatics is still possible though.

Mark1971 on September 12, 2013 at 7:04 PM

-Have you figured out what happened yet, Ms. Gyrohead?

“Yes. I was outed as a complete and total ding-a-ling by stating that high-cap mags are actually bullets and those mags get used up when people shoot. I think Coloradotonians were scared to death that I ever got elected in the first place.”

Bishop on September 12, 2013 at 7:04 PM

Exit question: What are we to make of the fact that CNN’s Brooke Baldwin is as impatient with Giron’s spinning here as gun-rights fans are?

That she is a racist and doesn’t care about small children?

Cindy Munford on September 12, 2013 at 7:04 PM

I like Jeantel better.

She wasn’t as delusional.

She should not be back due to intense stupidity.

Schadenfreude on September 12, 2013 at 7:04 PM

She looks like a skinnier version of Candy Crowley…with just as much sense.

SouthernGent on September 12, 2013 at 7:05 PM

And the CNN chick looks like she’s wearing a shoulder holster, it would be pretty cool if she were.

Bishop on September 12, 2013 at 7:05 PM

Exit question: What are we to make of the fact that CNN’s Brooke Baldwin is as impatient with Giron’s spinning here as gun-rights fans are?

Carrion doesn’t taste good?

Schadenfreude on September 12, 2013 at 7:06 PM

Cry me a river, you lame, titty baby libtards.

avagreen on September 12, 2013 at 6:57 PM

Ouch!

HiJack on September 12, 2013 at 7:08 PM

Right from the liberal playbook, page two: accuse your opponents of exactly what you are doing. Especially when you got nothing worthwhile to offer. These people are pathetic.

ghostwalker1 on September 12, 2013 at 7:09 PM

She looks like a skinnier version of Candy Crowley…with just as much sense.

SouthernGent on September 12, 2013 at 7:05 PM

That wouldn’t be hard to do. That pig-snouted, thunder-thighed woman has got to be the biggest whale on cable.

HiJack on September 12, 2013 at 7:10 PM

NOTE: when a d-cRAT socialist extremist yells “voter suppression” they actually mean “d-cRAT party voting fraud was less than sufficient to steal a win.”

You’re welcome.

TeaPartyNation on September 12, 2013 at 7:10 PM

Maybe if she wouldn’t have campaigned she wouldn’t have suppressed her own voters…

ajacksonian on September 12, 2013 at 7:11 PM

‘Rats win = “The wise voters have spoken with intelligence and wisdom.”

‘Rats lose = “Fu**ing CHEATERS!”

Bishop on September 12, 2013 at 7:12 PM

Bwahahaha. The anchor was even having trouble keeping it together talking to this clueless woman. Buh-Bye Commie.

Southernblogger on September 12, 2013 at 7:12 PM

Be prepared to hear “Voter Suppression” non-stop between now and the 2016 election. It’s the Dem’s new “War on Women.” They’re going to spend the next three years creating & reinforcing the meme.

29Victor on September 12, 2013 at 6:52 PM

Guess I could have just said “Ditto!”

Fallon on September 12, 2013 at 7:13 PM

Not interested in watching unless the closing question(s) was, “What are you going to do now that you’ve been fired? Do you have another job lined up?”

Dusty on September 12, 2013 at 7:13 PM

Poll an American voter on whether he/she supports expanded background checks and you’ll almost certainly be told yes.

What does that even mean?

Cindy Munford on September 12, 2013 at 7:14 PM

Demonrats never lose elections because of their stance on issues. According to them, the only time they lose is because of The Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy!/

predator on September 12, 2013 at 7:14 PM

Funny how only Dem voters got suppressed – in a district that is very heavily Dem populated. The percentage of the vote against her far exceeded the percentage of Republicans in that district.
The simple fact is, Giron and her buddy Morse refused to listen to the people when they rammed through their gun control bills, refused to listen to the people when they rammed through their “renewable energy” mandate on farmers and ranchers, and refused to listen to the people when they passed their transient voter fraud bill (register and vote the same day based simply on “stated intent to move into the district” – NOT actual residency).
And they campaigned entirely on outrageous lies about themselves and their opponents in the campaign.
They were bought and paid for by Bloomingidiot and they’re pissed that the people don’t like that.

BTW – I live across town from Morse’s district, so I’ve had to endure far too many of their campaign ads for the last month.

dentarthurdent on September 12, 2013 at 7:15 PM

just another whining sniveling typical ugly feminazi baby killer…

crosshugger on September 12, 2013 at 7:15 PM

Dusty on September 12, 2013 at 7:13 PM

She sorta asked that, she wanted to know if the loser was going to throw her hat back into the ring. Loser answered in a bunch of politician gobbley gook.

Cindy Munford on September 12, 2013 at 7:16 PM

Resist We Much on September 12, 2013 at 7:07 PM

I watched that earlier, RWM. They just can’t come to terms with it, can they?

predator on September 12, 2013 at 7:16 PM

Apparently there were a lot of people in her area just entering or exiting the hospital on this particular day.

Cindy Munford on September 12, 2013 at 7:17 PM

Voter suppression.

HAH!

Dingbat, the only kind of suppression that folks who ran you out are interested in is a Surefire can at the end of a high-quality aftermarket barrel.

M240H on September 12, 2013 at 7:17 PM

That’s what people look like when their mind is on nothing but garbling together a bunch of talking points rather than actually giving an intellectually honest response. Like this chick:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj3iNxZ8Dww

WhatSlushfund on September 12, 2013 at 7:17 PM

bwaaaaaaaaahahahahaahaha ! !

TX-96 on September 12, 2013 at 7:17 PM

Without the mail-in ballots, Demo-rats were unable to use voter fraud, therefore their illegal votes were suppressed.

CA_Conservative on September 12, 2013 at 7:18 PM

Poll an American voter on whether he/she supports expanded background checks and you’ll almost certainly be told yes.

What does that even mean?

Cindy Munford on September 12, 2013 at 7:14 PM

Pretty much the same as asking people whether they believe in “climate change”. Many people will answer yes to “climate change” because the climate has ALWAYS changed, but human caused – not so much. Many people do answer yes regarding some form of background checks to buy guns, but the numbers drop off fast as you add details as to how exactly it will be implemented.

dentarthurdent on September 12, 2013 at 7:18 PM

Just once I would like to see a modicum of class from a politician that’s been rebuked by their constituents.

Instead of screaming about non-existent voter suppression due to ballots not being mailed (as a result of a decision made by the Dem state legislature), why didn’t she take a deep breath and say something like:

“Clearly I misread my constituents on this one. I thought I had made a good case for the gun control measure that I voted for. I believed then – and still believe now – that it makes Colorado safer. However, I clearly failed to make that case to the people I represent. I’m sorry they felt that their only option was to remove me from office. If they give me the honor of sending me back to the state house again, I promise I will do a better job of working with them instead of assuming they are on the same page as me.”

Is that so freaking hard?

Even if you don’t believe it, it’s so much savvier than claiming that you’re only gone because all of the people that support you were too dumb to figure out how to support (unlike all of the people that didn’t support you) and in spite of an 8 to 1 money advantage.

JadeNYU on September 12, 2013 at 7:20 PM

These people just can’t believe it when their agenda gets mashed up by reality. They actually think that they make sense. Just like cult members actually believe that they are rational.

Mimzey on September 12, 2013 at 7:22 PM

If I understand this correctly, Sen. Morse is from a relative red area and lost but four, while Sen. Giron is from a blue area and lost by twelve. That seems like a lot of mail to me.

Cindy Munford on September 12, 2013 at 7:22 PM

Did Baldwin refer to the recall as, “this kind of voter insurgency“? Does she understand what she is implying?

InTheBellyoftheBeast on September 12, 2013 at 7:22 PM

Be prepared to hear “Voter Suppression” non-stop between now and the 2016 election. It’s the Dem’s new “War on Women.” They’re going to spend the next three years creating & reinforcing the meme.
29Victor on September 12, 2013 at 6:52 PM

First we have to recompete those two seats next year. Stock up on popcorn.

AH_C on September 12, 2013 at 7:23 PM

[Cindy Munford on September 12, 2013 at 7:16 PM]

Thanks, Cindy. I’ll go watch now.

Dusty on September 12, 2013 at 7:23 PM

Looks like there might be a Colorado ripple effect in California. Today a ban on high capacity magazines died in the legislature, and I’m hearing now that the ammo tax and background check for ammo purchases is dead. Ban on semi-automatics is still possible though.
 
Mark1971 on September 12, 2013 at 7:04 PM

 
Yesterday I was passed on the right, in heavy traffic, at 15mph+ over the flow by a Prius with a bumper sticker demanding a ban on assault weapons and high capacity clips.
 
Here’s the sticker, matter of fact.
 
30K+ road deaths annually…

rogerb on September 12, 2013 at 7:23 PM

This:

canopfor on September 12, 2013 at 6:51 PM

RealMc on September 12, 2013 at 7:24 PM

This is factually inaccurate and is absolutely NOT certain.

The reason is, because once you explain that this will cover family members, relatives, good friends who you know are not criminals, will prevent you from LOANING a firearm and will cost you a damn FEE to exercise a fundamental right in the bill of rights, the support for this goes so far down that it will NOT pass the smell test, just as is did not in CO.

And Even in CO where democrats rule, They dont like asking federal permission to give a gun to their child for Christmas, and rightly so.

What other GOD-GIVEN right in the constitutional system requires you to pay a fee and ask federal permission? Can you imagine a FEE being paid to read a book, express your opinion on the web or to attend a local church, then a background check to make sure your not going use a book to build a bomb in a church cult?

See where it can go?

Poll an American voter on whether he/she supports expanded background checks and you’ll almost certainly be told yes. How much is that support really worth if they won’t get off the couch on a summer night to go pull the lever for it?

TX-96 on September 12, 2013 at 7:24 PM

dentarthurdent on September 12, 2013 at 7:18 PM

I’d like to see a poll where the question is will stricter background checks reduce the number of illegal guns?

Cindy Munford on September 12, 2013 at 7:25 PM

What really happened? It’s simple dumbazz, you pissed off a whole bunch of people and they voted you out. You lost.

Oldnuke on September 12, 2013 at 7:25 PM

The CNN dudette did OK, but she should’ve thrown that PPP poll in Giron’s face. If it was voter suppression, why was she down 12 points in that, too? Were they suppressed from polling?

changer1701 on September 12, 2013 at 7:25 PM

Mongol General: Conan! What is best in life?

Conan: To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women.

:)

Wethal on September 12, 2013 at 7:25 PM

30K+ road deaths annually…

rogerb on September 12, 2013 at 7:23 PM

According to the CDC, ’112 million times a year alcohol-impaired drivers put you at risk.’

In 2010, 10,228 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes. To put that into perspective, there were 11,078 gun-related homicides that year.

First look at repealing the Twenty-First Amendment? /

Resist We Much on September 12, 2013 at 7:26 PM

Is the anchor wearing a backpack?

Anyway that pol is completely shell shocked.

Sherman1864 on September 12, 2013 at 7:27 PM

Ahhhhh

This evening is off to a good start. A big serving of butthurt to go with my glass of whiskey.

BacaDog on September 12, 2013 at 7:27 PM

dentarthurdent on September 12, 2013 at 7:15 PM

They only rammed that stuff through because you rubes aren’t smart enough to know what’s good for you and your family, Morse and Giron do know so they did what was right and proper.

Bishop on September 12, 2013 at 7:28 PM

This is CNN…??? Really?

patman77 on September 12, 2013 at 7:28 PM

Again, to quote the immortal Eric Cartman.

“Oh, the Tears of Unfathomable Sadness! Yummy! Yummy, you guys!”

Dunedainn on September 12, 2013 at 7:29 PM

From the walker thread:

With all the money the Koch Bros tossed at the race, absolutely!

“It Burns!”

Del Dolemonte on September 12, 2013 at 6:13 PM

davidk on September 12, 2013 at 7:29 PM

Colorado Democrat defeated in recall election over gun control not taking it well

She thought she was going to be living large on the taxpayer her whole life. Now she may have to get a job that requires real work and produces something that real people want to buy.

RJL on September 12, 2013 at 7:30 PM

30K+ road deaths annually…

rogerb on September 12, 2013 at 7:23 PM

According to the CDC, ’112 million times a year alcohol-impaired drivers put you at risk.’

In 2010, 10,228 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes. To put that into perspective, there were 11,078 gun-related homicides that year.

First look at repealing the Twenty-First Amendment? /

Resist We Much on September 12, 2013 at 7:26 PM

Not to mention how many of the gun homicides were fueled by alcohol.

davidk on September 12, 2013 at 7:31 PM

Get ready for it… “voter suppression” is the hot new talking point. 2014 is going to be a blast.

Voter ID laws are going to be challenged EVERYWHERE.

Fallon on September 12, 2013 at 7:02 PM

Nothing really new…how do you think the 2000 Bush/Gore election ever got to the SCOTUS? ACORN’s mantra “by any means necessary” combined with Daley’s “vote early and often”…the left knows the game and is trying to continue to claim that voter fraud is a myth…

It wasn’t too long ago that one had to vote on election day (at the polls). Absentee ballots were allowed but one had to show an air-line ticket or other proof that said they couldn’t vote in person. It’s time we joined with 3rd world countries and force a true election so all the guessing can end. Then we can focus on the choice instead of the process.

teejk on September 12, 2013 at 7:32 PM

BTW – I live across town from Morse’s district, so I’ve had to endure far too many of their campaign ads for the last month.

dentarthurdent on September 12, 2013 at 7:15 PM

Ouch. Here is a bottle of {{{virtual vodka}}}.

RushBaby on September 12, 2013 at 7:32 PM

Yesterday I was passed on the right, in heavy traffic, at 15mph+ over the flow by a Prius with a bumper sticker demanding a ban on assault weapons and high capacity clips.

Here’s the sticker, matter of fact.

30K+ road deaths annually…

rogerb on September 12, 2013 at 7:23 PM

So they want to ban Lee-Metford rifles and their magazines? I agree, those things did some real damage in the Boer Wars, and I quail at the thought of urban gang-bangers in Pith helmets rampaging through our streets.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee-Metford

Bishop on September 12, 2013 at 7:34 PM

Morse and Giron do know so they did what was right and proper.

Bishop on September 12, 2013 at 7:28 PM

And unemployed. To bad the laws still stand.

Cindy Munford on September 12, 2013 at 7:34 PM

Mmmmmm – Haterade. Sour grape flavor, too!

Drink up! You deserved to lose your job, tyrant.

famous amos on September 12, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Yesterday I was passed on the right, in heavy traffic, at 15mph+ over the flow by a Prius with a bumper sticker demanding a ban on assault weapons and high capacity clips.

rogerb on September 12, 2013 at 7:23 PM

It’s not even funny. No one in this country can “raise awareness” about the civic responsibility of piloting a 3,000 lb. lethal weapon around the mundane highways and byways of their own community.

RushBaby on September 12, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Bishop on September 12, 2013 at 7:34 PM

 
FWIW, I support a total ban on high-capacity assault clips.

rogerb on September 12, 2013 at 7:38 PM

Mongol General: Conan! What is best in life?

Conan: To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women.

Wethal on September 12, 2013 at 7:25 PM

Mongols. I am having mating urges.

Mongerel on September 12, 2013 at 7:38 PM

The CNN dudette did OK, but she should’ve thrown that PPP poll in Giron’s face. If it was voter suppression, why was she down 12 points in that, too? Were they suppressed from polling?

changer1701 on September 12, 2013 at 7:25 PM

Unless they call cell-phones, yes the polling is suppressed.

Obamaphones aren’t land-lines as far as I know.

Heh.

Lily on September 12, 2013 at 7:40 PM

So, Angela lost because the hospital patient and wheelchair vote was suppressed? Okie dokey, Angela.

Welcome to the ranks of the unemployed, Angela.

Dusty on September 12, 2013 at 7:41 PM

Voter suppression?

She was the one who denied the Colorado Sheriffs a voice at the table after they opened the gun legislation up for public debate.

That would have been a great question for the CNN journo.

katy on September 12, 2013 at 6:55 PM

Surprised that nobody has referenced the tribunal scene from “Animal House”…both the events “you’ll get your chance” and the reaction (won’t pass the filters here) are pretty close.

teejk on September 12, 2013 at 7:41 PM

Looks like there might be a Colorado ripple effect in California.
Mark1971 on September 12, 2013 at 7:04 PM

Give credit to the coalition of pro-Second Amendment groups that put together a well-coordinated effort to lobby Sacramento relentlessly for the past nine months. We faced 60 negative bills. Some were amended to non-threatening, others were shelved, some died, but to date not a single one has been signed by Gov. Brown.

Thanks NRA, California Rifle and Pistol Assn, and all other groups such as CalGuns Foundation, GOA, CDA, NWTF and many others, as well as the ordinary citizens who called, faxed, emailed and did face to face lobby work. There is no way these would have been defeated without the all out effort. CA is on the edge, but not a total loss yet.

InTheBellyoftheBeast on September 12, 2013 at 7:41 PM

FWIW, I support a total ban on high-capacity assault clips.

rogerb on September 12, 2013 at 7:38 PM

This is not helping. This is tempting me to multiple casing ejections.

Mongerel on September 12, 2013 at 7:42 PM

FWIW, I support a total ban on high-capacity assault clips.

rogerb on September 12, 2013 at 7:38 PM

Homophobe.

Bishop on September 12, 2013 at 7:45 PM

If I understand this correctly, Sen. Morse is from a relative red area and lost but four, while Sen. Giron is from a blue area and lost by twelve. That seems like a lot of mail to me.

Cindy Munford on September 12, 2013 at 7:22 PM

Yes. Morse’s (former) district (hahahaha) is entirely within Colorado Springs, which is very heavily Republican/Conservative – 5 major military bases surrounding the city, and a lot of religious organizational HQs (Focus on the Family, Compassion International, The Navigators, etc). However, that district was also recently gerrymandered to cut out some right leaning areas and concentrate on some more left leaning areas – Colorado College (small LIBERAL Arts college), Old Colorado City, and the crack neighborhoods on the south end.
Giron’s (former) district (hahahaha) is in Pueblo (40 miles south), which is very heavily Dem leaning due to large Hispanic population and historically union oriented from the Pueblo steel mills.

And yet she lost by a far greater percentage. Go figure.

dentarthurdent on September 12, 2013 at 7:45 PM

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