Instead of acknowledging reasonable disagreement with the several thousand citizens who took to the Capitol grounds to argue against more gun control, a few days ago Governor John Hickenlooper’s rhetoric took a nasty turn, as the Governor attacked the honking rights protestors as being outside the political mainstream.
No one has paid much attention. So we thought we would.
For all of their fervor, Hickenlooper sees the demonstrators a small minority.
“Not only do they not represent the middle, I don’t think they represent the Republican party. I don’t think they represent a large number of people,” said Gov. Hickenlooper.
Want to know how mainstream gun supporters are Hick? This mainstream.
Want to know who isn’t mainstream?
Get your facts straight, Hick. And keep the lecture to yourself.
Hick I thought you were a main stream, common sense, pro-business democrat! Guess not – The radical just has to come out doesn't it. Fooled most of the folks in the state! That progressive need to control and force people to what "you want them to do" just can't be stifled. Sad
Well, let's just show him how on the fringe we are when we vote his sorry ars out of office. He is costing Colorado jobs and revenue that will trickle all the way down the line. We call it trickle down poverty. He isn't right for Colorado. Hope you watch Colorado in your rear view mirror, Gov.
I would like to know what makes you people tick.
Whatever blows your skirt up….
This is why I voted Obama and would vote him again and again. Rather than those creepy and crappy repubicans… http://bit.ly/WaFOaB
The gun control debate is raging. This is why I don't want guns in america: http://bit.ly/WaQMwN.
It's a sad day with a even sadder reality.
Hickenlooper is turning into a major disappointment as he is showing his true colors of being just another loyal apparatchik of the national party narrative. He's come out from behind the facade of being a thinking moderate who weighs reality to just being a sycophant of the national priorities de jour. He has higher political aspirations and I'm sure that he's being lured into backing feel good, do nothing legislation with visions of perhaps a cabinet level appointment being waved before him in a seductive manner.
Not only has he become bosom buddies with Biden through his constant phone calls of cheer leading and guidance, with details of Bloomberg arranging campaign financing and support for Colorado Democrats who support his national agenda — for now just guns, but I'm waiting for soda bans, etc. to be introduced "for our well being," of course — it's become apparent that Bloomberg is the de facto Colorado Democratic leadership these days…money and political power talks, support of the people he is supposed to represent walks…
The following post is straight from senator Giron's wall this AM. The Racial undertones of "that brunt of the attacks and thinly disguised threats of a mob of angry, mostly white, mostly male gun owners?" are utterly irresponsible. Tell this senator how you feel and that she should immediately remove this garbage from her wall. We the people pay her salary! WE THE PEOPLE THE MOB OF WHITE ANGRY MEN! Since when did people who believe in their constitutional rights become the angry mob?
I wish I could do something besides a phone call or e-mail to let State Sen. Angela Giron know how much I admire and respect her courage and tenacity under siege by the gun lobby. Why is it so easy to promulgate misinformation? Why are blatant threats treated as free speech? Isn't it interesting that two minority women, State Rep. Rhonda Fields and Angela Giron have taken the brunt of the attacks and thinly disguised threats of a mob of angry, mostly white, mostly male gun owners? Their crime? Trying to inject some reason and responsibility into the process of purchasing and owning deadly weapons. They're trying to find ways to protect children, battered women and yes, even gun owners, from the lawless propaganda and unlimited funds of the gun lobby. When did men – husbands, fathers, brothers, uncles – decide that protecting their right to own extreme weapons and magazines superseded their responsibility to protect their loved ones? Please join me in doing whatever we can to support women like Rhonda Fields and our own Angela Giron. A show of solidarity at Angela's public functions would be a good start. Let's keep each other informed about her events and maybe we'll see each other there.
Campaign contribution reform, term limitations reform, and a new 3d party is what we need. Between Constitutionalist, Libertarians, Liberty Party, conservative minded Democrats, and middle of the road Republicans who are both pissed off at their Party establishments I think we might have the majority. And if we could get those who apathy holds to their couch I know we would.
Maybe Hudak should move back to New York instead of bring her New York attitude here. They both don't belong here. And Hickenlooper, 2014 isn't too far off so I suggest you should quit listing to all the liberals in Denver and Boulder and try getting out to the rural districts where real AMERICANS/COLORADANS are.
Like it or not, he is close enough to being right, as far as numbers go, to get most people to believe it. The reason? You've heard of the elephant in the room? What we have is a one-hundred foot boa-constrictor, our public education system. They've been teaching communist philosophy for so long that otherwise sane, reasonable people now believe in the craziest things, like gun-control, man-made climate change and that a progressive income-tax is moral. Uless we change that soon, nothing elese will matter. The U.S. Constitution may still be the law of the land, but the princoples of the Communist Manifesto are the standards that shapes the beliefs and actions of the people and their leaders. A progressive income tax, a central bank and gun-control are all planks of Marx's philosophy. Our laws in America are founded on the principles of the God that gives us our rights, but nobody wants to talk about Him anymore, especially in public. The way we're going, things are going to change drastically. Whether that change is plesant or not is up to us. We need to start talking with our neighbors, family, co-workers and even our fellow shoppers. Wake up eve4ryone you meet. Only the numbers will talk to our "public servants".
Actually, this is happening because we sat on our butts and let Democrats lie to the people and gain the majority. We wouldn't even by worrying about these things if we had even a Republican majority, let alone a truly Constitutional government that really served the people, rather than just "representing" them. We're supposed to be a nation and State that is made up of laws (the 2nd Amendment, for example) instead of men being able to do whatever they can bamboozle their constitutients into believing "is good for them". Their stupid fear is leaving us ripe for tyranny, wheither they realize it or not!
How ridiculousness! With all the supply shops out of ammo, and the backlog of purchase background, I would say in reality, it's just the opposite.. Gun sales are up, club memberships are up… Gun Rights Groups and Lobby Groups have increasing membership.
And quite a lot of those new membership are first-time gun purchases..
damn communist and californacators.
and 35 Occupy Protesters are "of deep concern" over the status of our state….
Hey Hick….pour me a beer from that mainstream over there woodja?
Not near enough
I think its happening because people ARE speaking up…
This is happening because not enough of us speak up.
They all eventually show their true colors…guess Hick is showing his.
Looks like the Guv needs to shore up his base. He's getting some pretty nasty commentary over his pro-Oil and Gas Industry stances, so he probably thinks that if he throws the states gun owners under the bus he can offset that anger from the Left.
I'm not sure how small a minority they are, but for the first time in my life, I agree with him. We Pro 2A people are a minority. CO has 2 anti-gun Senators and both houses in the State House are controlled by democrats. Therefor I conclude that CO is a predominantly anti-gun state. Majority rules.