If nothing changes, it appears that Colorado State Senators Morse (Senate President) and Giron have both been successfully recalled for their anti-gun vote. I couldn’t be happier, but why am I inspired to blog again for the first time in nearly a year? Because Morse (at least) has taken his Jack-Assery to a whole new level. Just take a look at his statement about losing (admittedly by a small percentage):
“It has been an honor to represent the 11th Senate District,” said Morse, who is the first Colorado lawmaker to be recalled and thrown out of office. “It’s been hugely rewarding.”
Except … if you’d represented the 11th Senate District, rather than a diminutive but rich New York mayor and a very successful but inexperienced Chicago politician, you’d still be the representative of the 11th Senate District. You were recalled because you did NOT represent your constituents.
He added: “The highest rank in a democracy is citizen, not Senate President, so soon along with many of you, I will hold that rank and there’s nothing citizens can’t accomplish when they put their minds to accomplishing it.”
This is true, we CAN do anything. Including launching a successful grass roots effort to oust a State Senator who has quit representing his constituents even though that Senator has all the power of a Presidential political machine and the money of a billionaire solidly behind him.
“I think there are an awful lot of Republicans who do think this recall is ridiculous and will vote against it,” said Morse of a recall election that is a litmus test of sorts in the national debate over gun-control legislation.
This is absolutely true, and I’m sure it happened quite a bit. Of course, there were also an awful lot of Democrats who appreciate the 2nd amendment and thought his backstabbing us was also ridiculous. And did something about it.
What amazes me is the arrogance of these people. Perhaps they forget that we elect them to represent us, not rule us. It reminds me of when President Obama said that he would “Rather be a really good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president.” What is it he wanted to do (besides gun control) that the American people would vote him down for? Does he really despise the American people so much that he thinks he has to do things so offensive he won’t get voted back in in order to be a “really great President?” Which means the American people are idiots who just can’t understand what is good for them but he can?
Atually … that’s exactly what Democrats think, and more than a few Republicans. But … a good President or Senator or Representative is, by definition, ALWAYS voted back in. If you do what the majority of people want you to get get elected and reelected. Duh.
All politicians need to get back into the realization that they represent us. And in Colorado, at least in most areas, it means you don’t try to take away our guns. Period.
Now with these two idiots down, we need to keep up the enthusiasm in 2014 to hold these seats, get one more Senate seat, 5 house seats, and – the biggest hurdle of all – defeat Governor Hickenlooper. We do that, and we can rid ourselves of these ridiculous anti-gun laws that Bloomberg and Obama forced on us. And if we can punish the Democrats nationwide in 2014, like we did in 1994, gun control will be dead for another generation.
Here’s hoping …