Colorado gun-rights advocates going in for recall, round two

posted at 8:01 pm on October 9, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

Barely a month ago, some Second-Amendment supportin’ Coloradoans successfully mounted a grassroots campaign to recall two state senators that helped to pass Colorado’s new rash of gun-control laws earlier this year — and the Left did not take it well. They haphazardly threw around wild and outraged excuses like “voter suppression” and big-money spending by the likes of the pernicious Koch brothers and the NRA (never mind that progressive groups outspent pro-gun groups by a whopping 7-to-1 margin), and as DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz so helpfully reminded us, the entire exercise was basically useless anyway, since “ultimately, the NRA did not get what it wanted. The recall results will do nothing to change the Democratic control of the Colorado House, Senate and Governor’s office. And the commonsense gun laws that were passed by popular vote in Colorado will remain intact.”

It sounds like a new group of Colorado recallers are taking that piece of probably unintentional advice to heart in another district, via Fox News:

Gun-rights advocates in Colorado have started gathering signatures in support of another recall effort against a Democratic state senator following two successful recalls of lawmakers over votes in support of gun control laws.

Recall organizers received certification Friday from the Colorado Secretary of State’s office to gather signatures in the effort to recall Sen. Evie Hudak, a Democrat from Westminster, Colo., who backed the controversial gun measures, the Denver Post reported.

“She has infringed upon our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. She has voted to make all citizens less safe and to drive hundreds of jobs from Colorado,” Mike McAlpine, a spokesman for the group behind the recall effort, said in a statement emailed to the Denver Post.

In May, a different group suspended a separate recall effort targeting Hudak after they were unable to collect enough signatures. The group must gather 18,900 valid signatures within a 60-day time frame to force the recall question onto the ballot, the newspaper reported.

Hey, why not? Everybody and anybody insisted that the odds were against them in September’s recall, and its success certainly helped to scoot the issue onto the broader national stage — and as WaPo adds, the district looks like it’s ripe for the taking:

And Hudak’s district is more conservative than either Morse’s or Giron’s. Hudak’s suburban Denver district gave President Obama 52 percent of the vote in 2012, according to a breakdown compiled by the liberal Daily Kos blog. Obama scored nearly 60 percent of the vote in the other two seats. Hudak won reelection over Republican Lang Sias by fewer than 600 votes of 80,000 cast in 2012, while a Libertarian Party candidate took more than 5,000 votes.

And this time, the control of the entire legislative chamber does hang in the balance.


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Go Colorado!!!

txhsmom on October 9, 2013 at 8:05 PM

Git ‘er done.

AH_C on October 9, 2013 at 8:06 PM

As they say in Japan, “fabuloso”.

There’s a tide rising in America and it’s armed.

Bishop on October 9, 2013 at 8:07 PM

I’m generally against recall initiatives. This is the reason why.

Happy Nomad on October 9, 2013 at 8:07 PM

…GOOD!

KOOLAID2 on October 9, 2013 at 8:08 PM

ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ!

Conservative4Ever on October 9, 2013 at 8:12 PM

Go Colorado!!!

txhsmom on October 9, 2013 at 8:05 PM

Um, Go Colorado? How ’bout congrats for seeing the light and coming back from the dark side.

cozmo on October 9, 2013 at 8:15 PM

Dems are on the run in my beloved state. Colorado is sick of liberal stupidity.

Taking them down one election at a time!

patman77 on October 9, 2013 at 8:16 PM

Wait, my brilliant coworkers can’t stop talking about how Princess Momjeans keeps reducing the deficit. Never mind that the debt has increased more under BO than all other presidents combined, no biggie…

hollygolightly on October 9, 2013 at 8:17 PM

Better late than never.

Iblis on October 9, 2013 at 8:18 PM

Hmmm, wrong thread.

hollygolightly on October 9, 2013 at 8:18 PM

Perversion.

Bmore on October 9, 2013 at 8:23 PM

“round two”
LOL.

andycanuck on October 9, 2013 at 8:24 PM

This is the one who sneered at rape victims, right? Women are supposed to wait patiently for Johnny Law to come save them from murderers and rapists, instead of shooting the, well, uhhhhh… the “perpetrators”.

This woman has watched one too many “Julia” cartoon shows on SpiteHouse.gov. Recalls are good discipline for people like her, and those who believe as she does.

MTF on October 9, 2013 at 8:24 PM

Beautiful!!!! A Howard Beale moment at last. GO COLORADO!!!!!

RdLake on October 9, 2013 at 8:26 PM

And this time, the control of the entire legislative chamber does hang in the balance.

Except if some red counties secede from Colorado, as some of them are trying to do.

BTW, what would happen to counties which secede from a state? Would they try to form a new state, or would they join Wyoming or Utah?

Steve Z on October 9, 2013 at 8:28 PM

I’m generally against recall initiatives. This is the reason why.

Happy Nomad on October 9, 2013 at 8:07 PM

Oh, I don’t know. It’s kind of nice to be able to fire politicians instead of waiting for a couple of more years of egregious behavior to roll by.

Wendya on October 9, 2013 at 8:33 PM

I want to comment on this as ski season is about to start:

Almost all ski areas in Colorado are on Federal land.

I will not be surprised that he might shut down the season in one of his tantrums.

patman77 on October 9, 2013 at 8:33 PM

Oh, I don’t know. It’s kind of nice to be able to fire politicians instead of waiting for a couple of more years of egregious behavior to roll by.

Wendya on October 9, 2013 at 8:33 PM

With the short fuses and memories on people’s minds, I like recalls.
I think we should be able to recall federal positions as well. I think federal judges should be forced to face votes by the many states they have under their thumb. The Supreme Court would face all 50 states.
I think there should be a mechanism that allows the voters to throw the WHOLE lot out on a required majority vote every 2 years. If they do not get a majority of the voters giving them consent of the governed, then every politician in that part of government is barred from federal public office for 6 years.

astonerii on October 9, 2013 at 8:41 PM

Um, Go Colorado? How ’bout congrats for seeing the light and coming back from the dark side.

cozmo on October 9, 2013 at 8:15 PM

That works too.

txhsmom on October 9, 2013 at 8:49 PM

then every politician in that part of government is barred from federal any public office local, state or federal forever 6 years.

astonerii on October 9, 2013 at 8:41 PM

Made a couple of little changes that I like better.

Oldnuke on October 9, 2013 at 8:50 PM

Made a couple of little changes that I like better.

Oldnuke on October 9, 2013 at 8:50 PM

What if you have a good person in office? But the rest of the nation kicks him out, along with everyone else. Do you want to have him permanently bared from running for office? The reason I put the 6 year thing in is to get rid of their incumbency advantage. Someone else will also be an incumbent by then and if they are doing a bang up job, then they will stay, but if they are worse than the guy they replaced, if they both suck, but still want to run for office, the fact that they will drain resources from each other leaves an opening for a third candidate to squeeze in with 35%! I think 6 years is long enough to clean the slate and still give Americans their choice of representation.
It is a dream though. Unless the states call their own constitutional convention, this nation is a goner.

astonerii on October 9, 2013 at 8:57 PM

Free men don’t ask if they can own a gun.

southsideironworks on October 9, 2013 at 8:59 PM

Free men don’t ask if they can own a gun.

southsideironworks on October 9, 2013 at 8:59 PM

Unless they’ve been convicted of a felony, you mean, right? I understand that the number of felonies is way too hi, but the right of a free man to do anything has NEVER been unrestricted.

JFKY on October 9, 2013 at 9:05 PM

Unless the states call their own constitutional convention, this nation is a goner.

Personally I think if you called a CC, this nation would be a “goner”….just imagine DWS and Jerry Brown re-writing the Constitution….remember Obama won the last NATIONWIDE election, so there’s no guarantee that the TEA Party would predominate and just as much reason to believe MS ObamaPhone would be a delegate.

JFKY on October 9, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Or Astonerii, imagine a CC with the likes of Obama, Romney and Palin….don’t bet Palin would win out in the debates…or a CC with Obama, Jeb Bush, Romney and Palin…..

JFKY on October 9, 2013 at 9:09 PM

Good.

David Blue on October 9, 2013 at 9:12 PM

As they say in Japan, “fabuloso”.

Bishop on October 9, 2013 at 8:07 PM

They’re still using that expression? Those funny Japanese.

John the Libertarian on October 9, 2013 at 9:13 PM

Debbie Doom should have kept her mouth shut.

GarandFan on October 9, 2013 at 9:14 PM

Or Astonerii, imagine a CC with the likes of Obama, Romney and Palin….don’t bet Palin would win out in the debates…or a CC with Obama, Jeb Bush, Romney and Palin…..

JFKY on October 9, 2013 at 9:09 PM

Imagine two nations. One Constitutional Republic, the other a Progressive Chavez land. I would be happier.

astonerii on October 9, 2013 at 9:16 PM

Those shotguns look like Benelli Montefeltros, at least the first few from the left.

Bishop on October 9, 2013 at 9:18 PM

Imagine two nations. One Constitutional Republic, the other a Progressive Chavez land. I would be happier.

astonerii on October 9, 2013 at 9:16 PM

As Han Solo said, “I can imagine a lot.” But imaging isn’t reality….and your Constitutional Republic would not be safe with the Chavez Land next door, so sooner or later would one prevail and reunite the nation…so let’s just not re-fight the Civil War and move onto the real project of remaking this one, again…kinda like the Hippies did in the 1970′s and 1980′s.

JFKY on October 9, 2013 at 9:22 PM

As Han Solo said, “I can imagine a lot.” But imaging isn’t reality….and your Constitutional Republic would not be safe with the Chavez Land next door, so sooner or later would one prevail and reunite the nation…so let’s just not re-fight the Civil War and move onto the real project of remaking this one, again…kinda like the Hippies did in the 1970′s and 1980′s.

JFKY on October 9, 2013 at 9:22 PM

This one is lost. No amount agitation is going to get the people to give up their government cheese rations. So, lets be realistic, short of a successful Constitutional Convention (too hard for you to type?) this nation is done.
The hippies were telling the people to do what they wanted to do anyways, evil, and that there is an easy sell, particularly for young naturally rebellious youth.
Try to talk one poor retiree into giving up their ill gained social security and medicare benefits and go back to work or to live off the kindness of their family and community until they die. Go ahead. Do it. That there is your effective chance at ever turning this boat around hippy style. But hey, YOU ARE THE REALIST HERE! I am sure plenty of people are willing to allow you to agitate them into being saints. Lets all listen to JFKY, because he is one of the few people who knows what REALITY IS and reality apparently is, well, i got no idea, because I am damned certain that good morals and virtues is not what he would be promoting.

astonerii on October 9, 2013 at 9:40 PM

Oh I see, but you will create a new one…from where? Most of the US is Purple, not just Red or Blue…and how much debt does your new America get?

And for that matter what makes you think that your America would be any more willing to forego Medicare and Social Security than Obama’s….

In short your’s is as goofy a dream as that fellow who keeps calling for a “National Divorce.”

And just who’s going to join your New America…certainly not the gays or libertarians…or if they join will you move onto a New, New America…where does it stop? As I have noticed your marked antipathy to Sodomites Snorting Cocaine from each others bung holes.

JFKY on October 9, 2013 at 9:45 PM

because I am damned certain that good morals and virtues is not what he would be promoting.

Ah there it is what if this Constitutional Republic you propose doesn’t promote good morals and virtues, and BTW, oh Sage Pharisee, what ARE these good morals and virtues?

JFKY on October 9, 2013 at 9:46 PM

Basically You and Mr National Divorce just want to flap your gums, and not actually DO anything, like work in this America…you’ll just keep imaging what should be, rather than working on what IS….thanks good buddy.

JFKY on October 9, 2013 at 9:47 PM

As I have noticed your marked antipathy to Sodomites Snorting Cocaine from each others bung holes.

JFKY on October 9, 2013 at 9:45 PM

I do not recall combining gays and drugs. Must be a hallucination of yours.
So, you are going to change America for the better by agitating for what exactly? Please tell me what kind of agitation will make America better.

astonerii on October 9, 2013 at 9:49 PM

I do not recall combining gays and drugs. Must be a hallucination of yours.
So, you are going to change America for the better by agitating for what exactly? Please tell me what kind of agitation will make America better.

astonerii on October 9, 2013 at 9:49 PM

Slowing down O-care, winning primaries for the TEA Party, winning Senate majorities for the GOP, reforming entitlements, H3ll living with Federalism, to INCLUDE Gay Marriage at the state level….you know difficult but ACHIEVABLE things, not silly dreams of a a National Divorce/Constitutional Republic…which you yourself couldn’t tolerate because it wouldn’t encompass people with whom you disagree.

JFKY on October 9, 2013 at 9:55 PM

JFKY on October 9, 2013 at 9:55 PM

LOL temporary bandaids to be undone when the DEGENERATES change their minds. Particularly the bonus DEGENERATES you wish to create.

Slowing down O-Care. Social Security was a slow motion time bomb. How is that working out for us. Medicare? Student Loans? Reforming Entitlements? LOL, every dick and mary over 50 will vote the party down! Dream ON. I thought you were in REALITY MAN, you said you were! I TRUSTED YOU!

We are not going to get Tea Party people into power, not enough anyways. You already said it, all the states are purple or blue. Or were you lying about that to further your cause? Again, I TRUSTED YOU!

Once elected, politicians move to the left. Find me one who has not who has an actual couple reelections behind them… Let me guess, you are a Paul Ryan fan(atic?).

astonerii on October 9, 2013 at 10:07 PM

Forward.

PermanentWaves on October 9, 2013 at 11:23 PM

The recall team isn’t the same successful team that got Morse & Giron … It will be interesting to see if the other guys can make this work. If they can, it means that the Democrats MASSIVELY MASSIVELY miscalculated.

If they don’t, it means that there is some skill involved also.

CrazyGene on October 9, 2013 at 11:31 PM

We were involved with the first Hudak recall effort and didn’t know why it died. We were told this week that they wanted to focus on the other two recalls.

My husband and I already signed. Both of us had to wait in line. The petitioner we signed with had over 70 signatures in just a couple of hours so it sounds like things are going well.

Like the recalls for Morse and Giron, they are verifying signatures as they get them to ensure a high percentage before they’re even turned in.

Hudak is even worse than the other two. Her nickname is the Witch of Westminster. She’s a nasty, nasty person.

It would be great if, when she’s recalled, we could get Lang Sias. Former Navy pilot turned AF National Guard pilot, he’s also a lawyer who helps small businesses.

Common Sense on October 9, 2013 at 11:46 PM

This is the one who sneered at rape victims, right? Women are supposed to wait patiently for Johnny Law to come save them from murderers and rapists, instead of shooting the, well, uhhhhh… the “perpetrators”.

Yes, she is and they need to just put the video of that encounter on endless loop if they get the recall on the ballot.

tballard on October 9, 2013 at 11:59 PM

Awesome.

I hope they truck her out on a rail, covered in tar and feathers.

KMC1 on October 10, 2013 at 12:19 AM

Clean up Colorado!

After all this, isn’t it clear that the gun-control nuts caused the needless slaughter in Aurora? Holmes may have been crazy, but the lawmakers of Colorado made the conditions where 82 people were shot before he was stopped.

Those lawmakers need to go, and in large numbers. Let’s start with 82 of them.

virgo on October 10, 2013 at 12:37 AM

Hmmm, wrong thread.

hollygolightly on October 9, 2013 at 8:18 PM

…lol…I’ve done that!…good comment anyway!

KOOLAID2 on October 10, 2013 at 2:00 AM

I’m generally against recall initiatives. This is the reason why.

Happy Nomad on October 9, 2013 at 8:07 PM

Oh, I don’t know. It’s kind of nice to be able to fire politicians instead of waiting for a couple of more years of egregious behavior to roll by.

Wendya on October 9, 2013 at 8:33 PM

I’m not really sure why people would be against recall petitions on principle. The idea that “people deserve to get what thy vote for good and hard” seems rather petty to me. Besides, this takes place on the state level, where the constitution does not forbid it. So, 9th and 10th amendments would seem to apply here.

gryphon202 on October 10, 2013 at 3:35 AM

I think every scum of the earth lowlife liberal in the country should be recalled.

tmgrant on October 10, 2013 at 6:36 AM

I think every scum of the earth lowlife liberal in the country should be recalled.

tmgrant on October 10, 2013 at 6:36 AM

…or impeached.

gryphon202 on October 10, 2013 at 6:54 AM

I like the recall strategy: win the more liberal districts in “meaningless races” and go for the jugular on an easier win.

blammm on October 10, 2013 at 7:53 AM

I KNEW it!!!!

Debbie Washmyhairwith Schlitz HAS to be a GOP mole!!!

NO ONE heading a political party could be THAT dumb unless it was on purpose, could they?

Oh wait. She’s a Democrat.

Never mind.

/Littella mode

VelvetElvis on October 10, 2013 at 7:58 AM

They could better spend their time and money recalling their liberal Senators and House Reps.

cajunpatriot on October 10, 2013 at 8:59 AM

They could better spend their time and money recalling their liberal Senators and House Reps.

cajunpatriot on October 10, 2013 at 8:59 AM

We gotta start somewhere.
State level legislators are easier targets because the recall petition and election is local.
And this particular piece of left-wing scum is the one who directly insulted the rape victim who talked about having a CCW, but didn’t have it on her because she was on campus – where CCW is not allowed.

dentarthurdent on October 10, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Recalling left-leaning state senators here in right-leaning El Paso County (Colo Sprgs) and Pueblo county? Easy enough. Taking out a liberal senator from liberal Westminster? Not so much – which explains why they needed to wait until they were able to pull back and live to fight another day. I hope they succeed.

RMCS_USN on October 10, 2013 at 2:18 PM