Colorado Democrats Using Chicago-Style Thug Tactics Against Recall Petition Signers

Colorado is a beautiful state that has been marred by the liberal Democrats running it.  They have a democratic governor, John Hickenlooper and a Democratic controlled state legislature.  Following the lead of their liberal savior in the White House, Colorado’s Democrats passed a number of anti-Second Amendment gun laws.

The actions of Colorado’s Democrats were so atrocious that several firearms companies have moved or are in the process of moving out of the state.  The popular Outdoor Channel cancelled 4 of its programs that were being filmed in Colorado and advised everyone to avoid visiting or vacationing in the state.

The actions have also started some counties in northern Colorado, especially Weld County to start investigating the legal possibilities of secession from the rest of the state to form the new state of North Colorado.

A number of conservative voters then launched a recall campaign against 4 state politicians including Senate President John Morse.  Morse was considered to be the person responsible for introducing the anti-bills and pushing them through the state legislature.  The recall movement gained a lot of momentum and is working hard to gather the number of signatures needed to force the recalls.

According to a recent report from WND, virtually all of the people who signed the recall petitions for two of state’s lawmakers are being harassed by liberals in what can only be described as Chicago-style style gangster tactics.  Victor Head, a plumber from Pueblo who is also the chief of the Pueblo Freedom and Rights group, said:

“Everyone who signed a recall petition has received multiple phone calls, mailers and face- to-face visits in an attempt to get them to remove their name.”

“Our small town is now facing Chicago thug tactics by [those] attempting to prevent us from exercising our rights to hold our elected officials accountable for their votes.”

Some of the phone call harassment has been the work of a group called Colorado Recall Watch, who have vowed to protect Morse against the recall effort.  Their robocall has been telling petition signature gatherers are criminals and if they come to their door that they are to leave their premises immediately.  Residents are even encouraged to call the police on the signature gatherers. Part of the call states:

“Criminals, convicted of forgery, fraud and even sexual assault – if they are not already, these workers will be in your neighborhood soon.”

The Colorado Recall Watch website says:

“Wealthy special interest groups have launched efforts to recall dedicated public servants across Colorado.”

Head responded to Colorado Recall Watch saying:

“No one is out-of-state. I’m sitting in my house. … I was born and raised in this town. All of us on the petition grew up in the area, and everyone involved in this process are long-term residents. Of a total of $25,000 in support we have raised, maybe $1,000 has come from out of state.”

“People who signed the petition received a phone call from a live person asking them if they wanted to remove their signatures from the petition.  This was followed up by two different mailers which contained a postcard that people could send back asking for the removal of their signatures from the petition and then after that they sent people to go door-to-door to visit the people who signed the petition.”

“I had one woman who told me she had nine missed phone calls from Pueblo United For Angela while another woman said she had four phone calls and two door knocks in a single day.  While they are not technically breaking any laws the constant follow-ups is almost borderline harassment.”

One Pueblo voter who signed the petition, Jim Elson received a harassing call from Pueblo United For Angela.  Elson reported:

“An individual called and asked if I remembered signing a petition pertaining to Senator Angela Giron. Of course I remember signing that petition.  He laughed at me and said, ‘Well, do you know you signed a petition that contained false and fictitious information?’ He then went on to say that I didn’t know what I was signing.”

“Why do you call me at home and berate me and tell me I’m so misinformed? It was so insulting.”

One Pueblo homeowner who had not signed the petition had a volunteer from Pueblo United For Angela show up at their at his house requesting that he take his name off of the petition.  The Homeowner said he hadn’t signed the petition and then asked the volunteer what they were doing on his property and was told by the volunteer that it was none of his business, that he was not on his list and to go back in his house.

The homeowner felt threatened and called police.  Before the police could respond, the campaign coordinator showed up and started taking photos of the homeowner and neighbors.  She later returned with three men that the homeowner described as thugs who filmed the houses in the neighborhood and wrote down car license plate numbers.

In her effort to deflect her liberal voting record and recall, Giron has been trying to play the race card, claiming that part of the reason for the recall is because she is Hispanic and some people can’t stand to see her in a position of authority.  Head responded to the race charges saying:

“It’s just ridiculous, when all else fails they play the race card. Anybody that’s ever been here in Pueblo knows this not the case.  There’s lots of Hispanics here, I’m part Hispanic. If anybody would take the time to read the other two names on the petition committee to recall Giron they would see that besides myself, my brother as well as my friend Ernest Mascarenas are all Hispanic.”

While the liberal Dems accuse the recall groups of getting money from out-of-state special interest groups, Sixteen Thirty Fund, a Washington DC based group has provided $35,000 to Pueblo United for Angela to help fight the recall effort against State Senator Angela Giron.  The group has also received another $3,500 from the American Federation of State, Federal and Municipal Employees union, which is also based in D.C.

In another act of desperation, attorney for Morse and Giron tried to get the courts to throw out the petitions, claiming that they failed to properly inform people of what the petitions were for.  They are obviously running scared and resorting to numerous tactics to save their jobs, including some tactics that are unethical, but in typical Chicago-style as well as Obama-style politics.  Things are definitely heating up in Colorado and the political climate may in fact be the first volcanic-like eruption in the state in many years.