The Colorado Midterm: Last Take Before the Count

“While it is true that recent elections have trended in favor of Democrats within the state, and the make up of Colorado’s government has Democrats in charge of all the levers of power, it disregards one of the fundamental laws of politics: The Pendulum Swings.”

I wrote those words in May of 2013 in response to a Denver Post article that had declared Colorado to be “between Air Force and Midnight on the blue scale.” I am sure Curtis Hubbard, the former Denver Post editorial page writer who moved on to the a left wing messaging shop since his declaration, is probably confused by the recent turn of even in Colorado politics. Especially the endorsement by his former paper of his ideological opponent and personal boogie man, Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Cory Gardner57%House Republican AverageSee Full Scorecard57%.

Had Hubbard, or anyone else for that matter, read my post in May of 2013 they might have seen some of this coming. On issues like guns, school choice, taxes, and even the economy, the Colorado Democrats of 2013 ignored the people of Colorado. By November of 2013 we’d see the Colorado Republicans prevail in two historic recall elections which revolved around Democratic overreach on gun control, along with defeating an education finance overhaul that would have put the taxpayers on the hook for millions more than they already pay.

While Democrats were making claims that they had already won the argument and just needed the right turnout to get to 50% +1, the people of Colorado were noticing that the Democrats were a one trick pony.

As the 2014 cycle began Colorado was already showing signs of movement away from the Democrats. The roll out of Obamacare was disastrous, and the propaganda campaign put together by the best the Colorado left had to offer had been openly mocked across the nation. To ad insult to injury, Udall was attacking state agencies that reported Health Care policy cancellations.

For Hickenlooper things were no better. The video recordings of his meeting with the sheriffs, the official call logs showing he lied about contacting Mayor Bloomberg during the gun control debate, the revelation that Hickenlooper only signed one of the gun control bill because a staffer promised they would, all of these pointed to bad times ahead for the state’s most beloved bartender.

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