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September 11, 2013

Two Different Perspectives on the Colorado Recall Which Ejected the State Senate Leader, and a Toady, Over Their Support for Bloombergian Gun Grabbiness

First, there's the correct and true perspective, gathered up by Instapundit.

He quotes, for example, even the somnambulatory progressive Washington Post noticing the obvious:

WASHINGTON POST: The Colorado recalls dealt a serious blow to gun-control advocates. Here’s why. “Something pretty remarkable happened in Colorado on Tuesday night. John Morse, the Democratic president of the state Senate, was recalled from office. So was Democratic state Sen. Angela Giron. Taken together, the losses arguably represent the biggest defeat for gun-control advocates since the push for expanded background checks failed in the U.S. Senate earlier this year. . . . It’s not every day that you see an incumbent recalled from office, let alone someone as high-profile as a state Senate president. The message the defeat of Morse and Giron sends to legislators all across the country is unmistakable: If you are thinking about pushing for new gun-control laws, you could face swift consequences.”

Instapundit adds:

Well, when you try to deny people’s civil rights, there should be swift consequences.

There are more quotes and analysis there. I did not steal the whole thing.

Now, on the other hand, there is Debbie Wasserman-Schultz's perspective, which is, as you'd expect, bitterly partisan, stupid, false, childish, absurd, venomous, toxic, unsporting, uncitizenlike, crude, and risible.

“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."

Well that's false, of course. Also false is her suggestion that the Mean NRA bought an election.

Reported contributions to Morse and Giron totaled about $3 million, dwarfing the amount raised by gun activists who petitioned for the recall, though some independent groups didn’t have to report spending. Both the NRA and Bloomberg contributed more than $300,000 to the pro- and anti-recall campaigns.

We have people who draw a salary, and earn their paycheck, based upon their ability to say false things without giggling or blushing in shame.

We should have less such people, and we should create a system of incentives to reward truth-tellers and punish liars for hire.


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