If domestic violence, rape, or murder were to threaten 40 percent of the nation’s women like irresponsible pregnancies do, perhaps America might finally own up to which political party empowers women and which party merely patronizes them.
In fact, Colorado’s recent recall elections involving anti-gun politicians are bringing light to this reality.
After the state’s Democrats restricted guns and ammo this year, liberals all the way to the White House gloated that Colorado was the new model of common sense infringements on the Second Amendment. But grassroots organizations like “I Am Created Equal,” a women’s rights group in Colorado Springs, united with other gun supporters, and they are fighting back.
Clearly, women in the Centennial State scored a significant victory when they booted the arrogant, gun-grabbing Democrats John Morse and Angela Giron from office.
Now, just a few weeks from those victories, gun supporters have another anti-gun Democrat, Evie Hudak, sweating bullets. Hudak made headlines by insulting rape victim Amanda Collins during a hearing in March for what are now Colorado’s strict gun laws. Hudak belittled Collins for wanting the right to protect herself with a gun.
To this point, anti-gun Democrats across the country who swooped in with money to save Morse and Giron (folks like billionaire New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg) have hoped that people outside Colorado do not understand that though the incumbents had enjoyed a 6:1 spending advantage and far more name recognition, the first two recalls still blew up in their faces.
Furthermore, in their effort to empower women prior to the gun supporters’ smashing victory, Democrats employed a despicable political tactic. Morse and Giron supporters tried desperately to rebrand the recall as a right-wing attack on women. The group “We Can Do Better, Colorado” painted the GOP opponents, Bernie Herpin and George Rivera, as cavemen ready to drag women by their hair away from abortion clinics simply because the two men fight for the rights of unborn infants. Fortunately, responsible and self-reliant women did not buy the nonsense.
A former Marine Corps officer and a recovering high school English teacher, Lee Culpepper is a Christian, husband, writer, and mentor. Read and share other articles by Lee Culpepper at TheBlaze and BearingArms. Email Lee your feedback or inquiries here or contact Lee on Twitter @drcoolpepper.