Revenge of the Bitter Clingers
Interesting election results in Colorado where two Democrat state senators, including the President of the Colorado Senate went down to defeat in recall elections:
Two Colorado Democrats who provided crucial support for a slate of tough new gun-control laws were voted out of office on Tuesday in a recall vote widely seen as a test of popular support for gun restrictions after mass shootings in a Colorado movie theater and a Connecticut elementary school.
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.
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.
Faithful readers of this blog may recall these posts in late February and early March of this year when the Colorado Democrat controlled legislature was considering gun control legislation:
Better to be Raped Than to be Armed, Rape and Kung Fu and What Is In the Water In Colorado?. After the election of 2012 the Democrats took control of state government in Colorado and assumed they had a mandate to enact whatever they wished, including gun control. The elections last Tuesday said not so fast. Opponents of the recall outspent proponents 6-1 and still lost. 2014 should be very interesting in Colorado, a state that has been trending blue.