Gun-grabbing Governor John Hickenlooper of Colorado is running for reelection and running for cover. Heâ€™s taking a page out of the â€œEverything Caught Me By Surpriseâ€ handbook of B. Hussein Obama while heâ€™s doing it.
What many see as an arrogant, dictatorial manner in which gun legislation was rammed through is coming back to haunt him.
That legislation, which was opposed by a majority of Colorado sheriffs mandated enhancedÂ universalÂ background checks and restricted magazine sizes.
Its passage resulted in the relocation of gun-parts manufacturers to other states as well as the recall of two Democrat state senators and the resignation of a third. Those senators had, along with Hickenlooper, ignored the strong public sentiment against the measure.
Hickenlooper doesnâ€™t want to add his name to the list of political casualties and is now attempting a little revisionist history. The public sentiment was intense against the legislation and his actions. With the memories still fresh in people’s minds, HickenlooperÂ has quite a battle on his hands. Many of the sheriffs sitting in his audience during the presentation on the video were among a delegation which attempted to gain the governorâ€™s ear during the debate but were shunned.
The governor is clearly not being honest, he miscalculated and is now trying to recover. Nobody in his position could have not known the strength of the sentiment against his actions. He orchestrated an obamacare-style ramming of legislation down the public throat and it has similarly backfired. The voters of Colorado may very well hold him accountable.
One of those running to unseat Hickenlooper, Bob Beauprez, said, â€œIsnâ€™t this so John Hickenlooper to try to â€˜Aw shucksâ€™ and slap his knee and good olâ€™ boy his way out of an awfulÂ situation?â€ He followed up on those comments saying, â€œThis is what failed leadership looks like.â€
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