Thanks But No Thanks

Last week, we discussed the thesis of a couple of obscure academics, that the Paymar/Hausman/Martens gun-grab agenda in Minnesota failed last session because of racism – which would require you to believe that white metrocrat DFLers like Alice Hausman, Sandy Pappas and Michael Paymar are less anti-gun than Bobby Joe Champion and Rena Moran.

I posited a couple of counter theories.

And, today, we see that the liberal hamster governor of Colorado, John Hickenlooper, has a theory of his own; Coloradans just aren’t into all of those bungling, high-pressure outsiders coming to town from New York and trying to take their guns:

“Colorado is a state that people like to be themselves and solve their own problems,” the Democratic governor said in an interview with Capital Download, USA TODAY’s weekly video newsmaker series. “They don’t really like outside organizations meddling in their affairs, and maybe the NRA gets a pass on that.

“But (it is) probably not a bad idea” for gun-control groups, such as the one established by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, to curb their efforts if gun-rights activists collect enough signatures to force a recall vote on state Sen. Evie Hudak, a two-term Democrat from a suburban district north of Denver, he said.

If Republicans succeed in gaining her seat, Democrats would lose their 18-17 edge in the state Senate.

If this happens – and when the time comes, I’m going to send a few bucks to help ensure it does – it’ll be one of the biggest grassroots turnarounds in history.

And so I say “Heck of a job, Bloomie.  Keep up the good work.  Find another crisis not to waste!”

2 thoughts on “Thanks But No Thanks

  1. The twit doesn’t get it. The NRA isn’t an outside group in Colorado…it’s made up of tens of thousands of Coloradans.

  2. I always felt that Walker’s WI recall win had a lot to do with similar sentiments. Given WI’s political inclinations, I’d have bet against Walker. However, when a bunch of big time union representatives, outside politicians, activists, and a small but greedy self-interest group hi-jacks the capitol and makes a mess of it, and tells everyone that they have to vote again, I think many felt obligated to re-validate their original intent and keep Walker.

    Too bad the sentiment wasn’t as strong on the following November 6th …

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