“The far right conservatives used gun votes as a proxy for staging the recall, but they’re not really talking about guns,” said Craig Hughes, a Democratic political consultant based in Denver. “They just used that to open the door to try to take two Democrats out, [using] any means they can to try to get a little more power back.”
Public filings show Democrats have vastly outspent Republicans. Estimates from the Campaign Media Analysis Group, which tracks broadcast television advertising spending, show that Democratic groups opposing the recalls have spent about $275,000, compared with just $12,000 in advertising for Republican groups that support the recalls. The estimates were compiled for the Atlas Project, a liberal-leaning group in Washington.
Right. Because the Democrats are totally uninterested in “trying to keep a little more power,” and their gigantic spending edge shows just how uninterested they are.
I further suspect the claim that these recalls “aren’t really about gun control” is an attempt on the part of the gun-grabbing left to spin a possible major loss here. I think they’re running a bit scared at this point, and the last thing they want is to see their gun-grabbing champs blown right out of office – and them blown right out of control of the Colorado Senate over their unconstitutional gun grabbing efforts – in a blue state, no less!
Now that’s one message I’d love to see being sent to the rest of the gun-grabbers. Unfortunately, it won’t have much effect here in California. We are doomed, I’m afraid.