This is how it is with these Democrats. Any victory means the people have spoken, even when they cheat. Any loss means the will of the people has somehow been suppressed.
DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement in response to yesterday’s recall election of Colorado Senators Angela Giron and John Morse:
”The recall elections in Colorado were defined by the vast array of obstacles that special interests threw in the way of voters for the purpose of reversing the will of the legislature and the people. This was voter suppression, pure and simple.
“Colorado voters are used to casting their ballots by mail, but because of lawsuits filed by opponents of common sense gun reform, voters were not mailed their ballots in this election. Those who intended to vote in person did not learn their polling locations until less than two weeks before Election Day. Tuesday’s low turnout was a result of efforts by the NRA, the Koch brothers and other right wing groups who know that when more people vote, Democrats win.
Ooh, the evil Koch Brothers. She fails to mention on the other side they had billionaire Mike Bloomberg pouring in hundreds of thousands of dollars, which frankly is tip money for him. And guess what? The NRA didn’t really win. Um, OK.
“But any electoral victory that hinges on impeding access to democracy is a hollow one, and ultimately, the NRA did not get what it wanted. The recall results will do nothing to change the Democratic control of the Colorado House, Senate and Governor’s office. And the commonsense gun laws that were passed by popular vote in Colorado will remain intact, including provisions like universal background checks and restrictions on the size of ammunition magazines. This will make residents safer from acts of violence.
Wait, is it “common sense” or “commonsense”? You know what makes her tears even more delicious? It ruined her anniversary.
The hapless losers in Colorado, meanwhile, vowed defeat will make them stronger or something. Sure it will.
Giron conceded about 10:45 p.m., telling supporters “this will make us stronger.”
She said she had no regrets about the votes she had taken that led to her recall. “I’m a fighter,” she said. “We will win in the end, because we are on the right side.”
The turn of events made Morse and Giron the first Colorado state lawmakers to be recalled. Former Colorado Springs councilman Bernie Herpin will take Morse’s seat in the Senate, while Pueblo will be represented by former Deputy Police Chief George Rivera.
It’s unclear when the city of Pueblo was last represented in the Senate by a Republican.
“Coloradans … sent a clear message that politicians who blatantly ignore their constituents will be held accountable,” said Dustin Zvonek, state director of Americans for Prosperity. “Perhaps this will serve as a lesson that one-party rule in Denver doesn’t give the majority license to take things to extremes or run roughshod over the values and rights of Coloradans who just happen, for the moment, to be in the minority.”
“Tonight is a victory for the people of the state of Colorado, who have been subject to the overreach of a Democrat agenda on guns, taxes and accountability to the people,” said Tim Knight, Founder of the Basic Freedom Defense Fund and the “father” of the recalls. “Since day one, they said it couldn’t be done. Tonight, this is a victory for the people of Colorado, and we share this victory with them.”