Back in July I was feeling a little queasy when I wrote this up: Colorado’s state Senate president faces unprecedented recall election over support, passage of gun safety laws:
Via the L.A. Times: Unless a judge steps in, John Morse, the Democratic president of the Colorado Senate, faces an unprecedented recall attempt arising from the sweeping gun laws passed after the school massacre in Newtown, Conn. Morse, a former police chief, calls the legislation an act of sublime leadership and said that being tossed from office, if it happens, is worth the price.
“Tell me that you get 20 6-year-olds shot in the face with a semiautomatic assault rifle … and that your elected officials should say, ‘Hmm’” — he clucked his tongue — ‘”I’m really sorry that happened. I’m not going to do anything about it.’ I mean, if you’re not going to lead in those kinds of moments, why are you in this role?“
At that time, I asked, how dare Sen. Morse?! How dare he want to protect lives and prevent firearms from falling into the wrong hands? The nerve! (obvious sarcasm)
Apparently, Colorado residents agree.
Voters say 54 - 35 percent that State Senate President John Morse should not be removed from office because of his support for stricter gun control, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN- uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. Voters also say 52 - 36 percent that State Sen. Angela Giron should not be recalled because of her support for stricter gun control.
Colorado voters say 60 - 31 percent that when people don't agree with a legislator, they should wait for reelection, rather than attempt a recall.
So you know why Morse is getting so much support? You don't? It's so obvious! Because the poll participants are a bunch of dazed and confused pot heads, of course! And pot smokers are mellow types who aren't into people shooting and killing other people:
Colorado voters support 54 - 41 percent the state's new law legalizing marijuana for recreational use. Support is 73 - 24 percent among Democrats and 54 - 39 percent among independent voters, with Republicans opposed 63 - 35 percent.
Voters 18 to 29 years old support legalized marijuana 74 - 21 percent while voters over 65 years old are opposed 56 - 39 percent.
Now if you'll excuse me, I have a sudden craving for Doritos.