Total Recall

I’m happy to note that freedom and liberty won a round last night.

The recall effort against two gun-grabbing anti-civil-rights fops in Colorado succeeded wildly last night.  Colorado state reps John Morse and Angela Giron were flushed from public life by their voters:

The election, which came five months after the United States Senate defeated several gun restrictions, handed another loss to gun-control supporters. It also gave moderate lawmakers across the country a warning about the political risks of voting for tougher gun laws.

You can tell it’s the NYTimes writing this piece; they think “moderates” in the west don’t already know better.  

The recall elections ousted two Democratic state senators, John Morse and Angela Giron, and replaced them with Republicans. Both defeats were painful for Democrats – Mr. Morse’s because he had been Senate president, and Ms. Giron’s because she represented a heavily Democratic, working-class slice of southern Colorado.

The Giron race ought to make outstate DFLers who supported the Paymar gun grab – I’m looking at you, Shannon Savick – sit up and take notice; Real Americans aren’t amused by your noodling.

Even better?  The avalanche of liberal money didn’t do the job (emphasis added)!:

While both sides campaigned vigorously, knocking on doors, holding rallies and driving voters to the polls, gun-control advocates far outspent their opponents. A range of philanthropists, liberal political groups, unions and activists raised a total of $3 million to defend Mr. Morse and Ms. Giron. Mr. Bloomberg personally gave $350,000.

There are so many upsides to this election.  The personal rebuke to The Nanny Mayor is in the top three.

Mr. Morse’s hand was on the tiller during much of that debate. A former police chief, he said he found himself in a position of not just rounding up votes, but actually explaining the mechanics of guns to fellow Democrats. He brought a magazine to show his colleagues how it worked. In an emotional speech in March, as the debate reached its peak, Mr. Morse stood on the Senate floor and spoke of gun violence and “cleansing a sickness from our souls.”

(Koff koff Jim Backstrom koff koff).

Cleanse this, ex-Legislator-boy.

And in this is a lesson that conservatives need to re-learn – and teach our idiot consultant class – every two years, rather than every 30; grass-roots activism works:

Angry constituents around Pueblo and Colorado Springs started to ask one another what they could do. In living room conversations and on Internet message boards for gun enthusiasts, the idea for a recall campaign against gun-control supporters began to jell.

“We’d never been to a rally or town halls,” said Victor Head, a plumber in Pueblo who borrowed money from his grandmother to kick-start the recall against Ms. Giron. “We’d never done much politically other than voting.”

Colorado is one of 19 states where voters can recall state officials, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures, and no evidence of fraud or official misconduct is needed to gather the signatures necessary to schedule a special vote.

I personally don’t favor recall elections for anything other than fraud, official misconduct or criminal activity, as a matter of policy.

But then, attacking the Bill of Rights is official misconduct.

Anyway – two down.  Thousands of orcs to go.

8 thoughts on “Total Recall

  1. Mitch:

    Lets just remember if you compare it with Wisconsin where the left claimed they had the people and funds they failed to kick out those people.

    Though they didn’t conduct any misconduct. They were doing the people’s business.

    In both cases the people really spoke and didn’t let the left’s money drown them out! Now to do it for the whole USA including Minnesota!

    Walter Hanson
    Minneapolis, MN

  2. Angela Giron was a Democrat from a solidly Democrat district; she was replaced by a Republican.

    Anti-Constitutional droogs were fed with $3 mil by Bloomberg & other lefty 1%ers. They outspent real Americans 3:1 They lost.

    20% of people that signed the recall petitions were Democrats.

    Nuff said.

  3. My poli-sci prof would have called 2nd amendment rights “a core issue with little salience” (at least for these constituents).

  4. I wonder if like the WI situation, some who voted to boot the recalled senators were not necessarily “gun people,” just people who voted how they did out of principle rather than personal interest?

    CO always struck me as a more “Western” state, as in the “old West” context, rather than the product of Californication, as recent trends seem to indicate. Perhaps its citizens are closer to the state’s older, more independant roots than some would have us believe?

    If so, perhaps a more traditional, but not necessarily firearms associated, voter chose to strike a blow against the newly enlightened, both homegrown and imported?

    In the WI recall the general population did not continue on a conservative roll in the subsequent national election. I believe that the recall vote stirred up a voter block who resented the “educators” and union pocket-liners who decided to invalidate that voters block’s original intent in the previous election in which Walker was elected.

    If true, that makes the outcomes all the more sweet …

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  6. Although many of the Californians did bring California malaise to Colorado, including Crips, Bloods, and the environmental and antigun left, there were a lot of people who simply left because they were tired of the way things were done in California.

    Plus, the other big state for immigration to Colorado is Texas. ’nuff said?

    (and then after that, I think it’s the Twine Ball State)

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