Here's a good summary of the Colorado situation, especially the situation with Governor John Hickenlooper, by my friend Publicola:
"If he signs these bills, I have to come to the conclusion that he's more interested in his national prospects than he is his legacy here in Colorado,' said Republican Sen. Greg Brophy, who represents a rural part of the state's eastern plains. 'These are not moderate. These are extreme, and just really unpopular."
How unpopular? His staff has been fielding over 1,000 phone calls a day since last week sometime. 1 call every 18 seconds is what was claimed for Monday. Hell, a fellow I know was complaining about having to call 3 times before getting through last Wednesday. With his stating that he'd sign those bills I'm pretty confident few of those calls were trying to congratulate or encourage him.Amen to that. An interesting situation is developing...The New York SAFE antigun laws are imploding, and that state's sleaze-bag governor, Andrew Cuomo, is trying desperately to avoid the fallout. Today, Cuomo's shills (as reported in The Truth About Guns) are saying that, heck, the Governor never even read the bills, which were drafted by (surprise!) Michael Bloomberg and the Brady Center...I guess Jim Carrey was too busy trying to single-handledly bring back child-killing diseases to help Cuomo write the bill!
Before the massive backlash against the bill began, Cuomo was trying to use the SAFE Act to bolster his Democratic credentials. It looked like he was trying to position himself to be a frontrunner for the 2016 nomination, building himself up as the new Democratic poster boy. But instead of the public rallying to his side, his popularity numbers have taken a nosedive and the largest protests ever recorded in Albany formed against his prized legislation.
Seeing the writing on the wall, it’s now apparently time to distance himself from this steaming pile.Governor John Hickenlooper, who billed himself as a moderate, rammed this "stinking pile" down the throat of Coloradans. As in New York, the Colorado bills were all drafted by the Bloomberg organization, backed by full-time Bloomberg lobbyists in Colorado, and supported by flown-in Bloomberg experts. Part of the spin crafted by the Bloomberg lobbyists was that numbers don't count, that the hundreds of thousands of Colorado residents opposing these laws didn't amount to, as my old friend Charlie Daniels once noted on a different issue, a nickel's worth of warm piss.
Hickenlooper even said as much, as did every lock-step Democrat.
So what do you think now, Hick? You're out there all by yourself...the governor who screwed his state. You can smile and "aw shucks" all you want, but you drank the Kool-Aid, brother, because you wanted that B-Ho appointment, you wanted to be a big man like your hero Andrew Cuomo. The national "movement" for gun control is starting to fizzle out. Your signing statement is trying to walk back your support of these laws. The Colorado Sheriffs, whom you refused to talk to, are suing your lame butt and the majority of people in Colorado can't say your name without spitting.
All by yourself, buddy...looking forward to 2014!