The results of two historic recall elections in Colorado this week will continue to reverberate right through the 2014 midterm elections. After all, it’s not every day that a Senate President is overwhelmingly driven from office. Both of the senators hail from locales that are traditionally very pro gun rights. Why, then, did they essentially decide to commit political suicide?
Truly, the far-reaching political repercussions of these recall votes will be felt throughout the great state of Colorado for the foreseeable future, as they will be profoundly experienced in every conservative district where Democrats have recently voted for gun control.
“An epic national debate over gun rights in Colorado on Tuesday saw two Democratic state senators ousted for their support for stricter laws, a “ready, aim, fired” message intended to stop other politicians for pushing for firearms restrictions. Senate President John Morse and Sen. Angela Giron will be replaced in office with Republican candidates who petitioned onto the recall ballot.”
— The Denver Post
Major Victory for the NRA
There is perhaps no greater beneficiary of this recall initiative than the National Rifle Association (NRA). They knew from the very start of the process that both recalls were a slam dunk. The only unknown was just how much of a one-sided victory it would be.
The respective electorates delivered such a political defeat that the way is now nicely paved toward the midterms. The unequivocal message has been sent to all other Democratic candidates who vote the will of their campaign overlords, instead reflecting the sentiments of their constituencies.
Colorado is a litmus test of sorts because of the forces that have collided there over the past 10 to 15 years. Traditionally a red state with deep conservative values, Colorado has fallen victim to the ongoing migration of California liberals to the main urban centers. As such, the now liberal politics of Denver have overwhelmed the politics of the rest of the state.
Now that two very prominent leaders have been sent packing, the many rural conservative counties which make up the state of Colorado, have been put on notice about unpopular gun control measures. So unpopular that Weld County, CO recruited 10 other counties to explore the possibility of secession from the state.
What remains to be seen is how the NRA plans to proceed with other elected leaders who are as vulnerable as the two who have been lambasted. Colorado has seen a pattern of Democratic candidates get elected where it was once considered unthinkable. Many other states have experienced similar trends which the coming midterm elections will most assuredly address.
Gun control legislation ought to be formulated at the state level
Gun control should not be imposed and micro-managed by Vice President Biden in Washington, DC. In view of how Biden and Bloomberg and company have conducted the national campaign to stealthily overturn the 2nd Amendment, many more reversals (in favor of the 2nd) are to be expected. The people were never behind the federal agenda toward gun confiscation and were quite aware that an incremental approach was being used by newly elected Democratic representatives wishing to curry favor with Washington.
Won’t happen … can’t happen in America. The gun culture is too hardwired into American society. Now that the Colorado Senate President John Morse has felt the recall sting form the electorate, elected officials and candidates alike will be more restrained in their zeal to the go against the will of the people.
What is particularly shocking about this watershed event is that the mainstream media (MSM) has shunned it like the proverbial plague. So huge are the ramifications of the Colorado double recall that the MSM simply can’t deal with it. Carrying water for the Obama Administration seems to be it’s primary role in the arena that some still call journalism.
Once upon a time it would have been inexplicable that such a political trouncing was not headline news across the USA. It appears that the major news outlets are no longer concerned about their waning influence in America. It has now been left to the alternative news platforms to cover the most consequential stories of our times.
State of the Nation 2013
September 13, 2013