Arrogance and Ignorance, aka Bloomberg and Hickenlooper

July 22, 2014 in All, Editorials by luke

In case you missed it, Michael Bloomberg thinks one of Colorado’s biggest cities, Colorado Springs, doesn’t have roads. Bloomberg was quoted as saying:

The NRA went after two or three state Senators in a part of Colorado where I don’t think there’s roads. It’s as far rural as you can get. And, yes, they lost recall elections. I’m sorry for that. We tried to help ‘em. But the bottom line is, the law is on the books, and being enforced. You can get depressed about the progress, but on the other hand, you’re saving a lot of lives.

What Bloomberg fails to acknowledge or admit, is that his money was beaten by a group of dedicated Colorado citizens in the recalls of John Morse and Angela Giron. He wasn’t beaten by the NRA. He was beaten by the people of Colorado. Maybe he would have had better luck if Colorado Springs and Pueblo actually had roads. Perhaps his limousine got stuck in the ruts and mud while the citizens on horseback had no issues traversing the state to ensure his mouthpieces were removed from office.

Let’s not forget, while we’re on the topic of “Bloomberg’s mouthpieces”, Governor Hickenlooper listened to him, rather than Coloradans on the new gun bills that require universal background checks on private transactions and limit magazine capacity. Let us also not forget that Governor Hickenlooper told our sheriffs that he never spoke to Bloomberg about these gun laws and then later admitted that he in fact did talk to him about them: This is the same Governor who apologized for apologizing to the sheriffs for signing the laws in the first place.

Lastly, before Hickenlooper was ever elected Governor, he also called Colorado “backwards thinking”. He said “I think a couple things, I mean, you know, the tragic death of Matthew Shepard occurred in Wyoming. Colorado and Wyoming are very similar. We have some of the same, you know, backwards thinking in the kind of rural Western areas you see in, you know, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico.

It’s nice to know that our own Governor thinks so little of Colorado and our way of life. It’s no wonder he doesn’t want to listen to us. He doesn’t like us. He prefers the comfort of big city thinkers like Michael Bloomberg.