Hicken-Weasel: Why Colorado’s Gutless Gun Banning Gov Is in Trouble

By Michelle Malkin

Governor Hickenlooper toasts President Obama
Governor Hickenlooper toasts gun control with President Obama
Michelle Malkin
Michelle Malkin

Los Angeles, CA – -(Ammoland.com)- D.C. journalists called the latest Quinnipiac University poll results in Colorado’s tight gubernatorial race a “shocker.”

But it’s a surprise only if you’ve been hopelessly trapped in a Beltway echo chamber.

Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper is down 10 points against former GOP Rep. Bob Beauprez among all likely voters. The Q poll also shows him behind Beauprez by 13 points among independents. A survey conducted last week by Suffolk University for USA Today shows the beleaguered incumbent in a statistical dead heat with Beauprez.

Any way you slice it, Hickenlooper has lost the trust and confidence of voters of all ideological stripes. And despite incessant “War on Women” wails from feminist and leftist groups, the candidates are essentially evenly split among male and female voters.

“Hickenlooper is behind the challenger on the key qualities voters want in a leader: honesty, caring and leadership,” Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University poll, summed up upon release of the results.

Spinning furiously like a Soul Cycle instructor, a left-leaning journalist at The Washington Post on Monday blamed “partisan venom” and “a polarized, hyper-partisan environment” for Hickenlooper’s fall. But the flaky, gutless gov has no one to blame but himself.

It was Hickenlooper who caved to East Coast gun-control zealots and partisan White House lobbying. As Democratic state legislators rigged the hearing process, snubbed Colorado constituents and insulted Second Amendment-supporting women during hearings last year, Hickenlooper was chumming it up on the phone with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Vice President Joe Biden.

Hundreds of thousands of dollars from Bloomberg’s gun-control groups poured into Colorado. Biden personally lobbied state Dems. Under the political gun, our self-styled “moderate” governor signed extremist ammo magazine limits and intrusive background check measures into law — which he now concedes were ineffective at fighting crime all along.

Hick’s diktats were effective at one thing: job destruction. The gun-control regulations forced Colorado ammo magazine-maker Magpul to move its offices to Wyoming and Texas. Hundreds of jobs and an estimated $80 million in tax revenue went with them. Heckuva job, Hick.

Now, the supposedly “centrist” governor has been cravenly trying to disguise his far-left stripes as he faces a tough re-election bid.

In a videotaped meeting this summer with Colorado sheriffs obtained by the indispensable Colorado website Revealing Politics, Hickenlooper:

  • Lied and denied talking with Bloomberg before signing the gun-control measures.
  • Blamed his decision to sign the radical gun laws on “(o)ne of my staff (who) made the commitment that we would sign it if it got passed.”
  • Admitted he didn’t do his homework until “after all the kerfuffle” — that is, the groundbreaking 2013 citizen recalls that ousted two top Democratic state legislators who carried the gun-control bills — and only got “some facts we should have had at the beginning” after he had signed the measures.

This dishonest fecklessness is why Hickenlooper’s in trouble. It has nothing to do with our citizens’ lack of “civility” or “compromise” or “moderation” — or whatever fantastical scapegoats and excuses the Beltway press corps conjures up in its elite newsroom bubbles. The most damning hit on the waffling governor’s character came not from a “partisan,” but from a grieving father.

Last month, Bob Crowell — father of 19-year-old murder victim Sylvia Crowell — blasted Hickenlooper for indefinitely delaying the execution of mass murderer Nathan Dunlap. When Hickenlooper confided in CNN that he might grant Dunlap clemency if he loses in November.

Crowell didn’t mince words. “I think that’s the coward’s way out, and I view John Hickenlooper as a coward.”

Whether red, blue or purple, discerning Coloradoans smell something worse than a rat in Hickenlooper: a political opportunist who’ll lie through his teeth to cling to power. You can’t change a crapweasel, but you can vote him out.

About: Michelle Malkin
Michelle Malkin is the author of “Culture of Corruption: Obama and his Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks and Cronies” & “Unhinged: Exposing Liberals Gone Wild”. Her e-mail address is [email protected]

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Aaron
Aaron
6 years ago

Once you hit age 18, you are responsible for anything you sign, unless you are incapacitated. You can’t blame it on anyone else. That’s just common knowledge.

Governors should expect to be held to a HIGHER standard. When they use a lame excuse that wouldn’t work for an average citizen, they prove themselves to be unworthy.

Malkin is right: Hickenlooper is a “crapweasel”.

Bill
Bill
6 years ago

Hickenlooper sounds like he’s from Illinois {land of the FOID card}

don
don
6 years ago

Hickenlooper says “I never read the bill.” Say you own a business and one of your employees is charged with signing contracts for you. He signs a contract with significant impact on you without ever reading it. How much longer would that idiot continue to be working for you? Now, how much longer are you going to allow a liar like Hickenlooper to work for you. Fire both him and Udall

Vom Brunhaus
Vom Brunhaus
6 years ago

Very possible this CREEPY CRAWLER took Bloomburg Money .

oldgringo
oldgringo
6 years ago

Another comment of mine never got posted…I must be on Ammolands ‘S#it’ list!

oldgringo
oldgringo
6 years ago

Our Colorado Governor who incidentally hails from Pennsylvania claimms he never read the anti gun bills before he signed them into law…At the insistance of a ‘staffer’ he applied his signature without blinking an eye…We now have ‘staffers’ passing Colorado laws…We also now have legal Marijuana…When the governmor was asked why he signed this proposed bill into law to legalize Marijuana he exclaimed he wanted to see a ‘social experiment’ take place with the peoples of Colorado…Does any one here get the picture this governor is a liberal ‘retard’!…God I hope he doesn’t get re-elected…Is it any wonder northern Colorado… Read more »

Jim
Jim
6 years ago

It is pretty even in this run for Co. Gov. Unfortunately I bet the Hick wins because you can never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter–look who or more accurately what “we” elected a second time into the presidency.