Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg Calls Colorado a “Rural and Roadless” Backwater for Challenging his Gun Control Agenda

Screen Shot 2014-07-10 at 3.16.13 PMI’ve noticed a bizarre trend this year. Northeast establishment politicians attacking the state of Colorado for its own internal decisions. In many ways this makes sense. Having lived in New York City most of my life, I know full well it is not the liberal haven it claims to be. Rather, over the past decade or so it has become a statist, oligarch-coddling, bankster hideout. My adopted state of Colorado is a libertarian paradise by comparison.

There may be a bit of envy or fear at play here, considering that a so-called “flyover” state has led the nation in the civil rights issue of marijuana legalization. While the coasts love to think of themselves as superior, they continue to foolishly imprison people for puffing on a benign plant. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie  characterized this backwards, ignorant attitude earlier this year perfectly when he foolishly criticized Colorado’s “quality of life,” which is without question amongst the best in the nation. I tore him apart in my piece: How Marijuana Legalization in America is Destroying Mexican Drug Cartel Business.

Moving along to today’s story, the man who puts his foot in his mouth more than pretty much anyone else, former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, called Colorado “rural” and “roadless” in a recent Rolling Stone article (which has since been pulled, but is supposed to be back up Monday) for the backlash against his gun control agenda from parts of the state.

In case you are unaware of the issue, I covered it last year in the post: NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg Spends $350,000 in a Failed Attempt to Sway Colorado Politics. It’s not the only time Colorado voters have rejected a Nanny Bloomberg intervention, which is perhaps why he harbors such bitterness toward the state. For example, last November: Colorado Rejects State Tax Increase Supported by Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

As usual, Bloomberg throws a hissy fit when he doesn’t get his way. We learn from FOX31 Denver that:

DENVER — Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is popping off about Colorado in a new Rolling Stone interview and Republicans here, who have been blasting Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper for taking cues from Bloomberg on the state’s new gun laws, couldn’t be happier about it.

Asked about three Colorado Democrats being forced out of office by a recall movement that arose last summer after the legislature’s passage of laws expanding background checks and banning magazines of more than 15 rounds, legislation Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns lobbied hard for, the former mayor said this:

“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.”

The successful recalls last September occurred in Colorado Springs, the state’s second largest city, and Pueblo, its seventh largest.

First of all, Colorado Springs has a population of 430,000. Secondly, I have been to Colorado Springs and it makes most areas of New York City look like a third-world ghetto by comparison. Remember, this guy was considered a Presidential candidate. FOX31 Denver continues:

“Just for the record, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, and Jefferson County all have roads. I just traveled them,” said Bob Beauprez, Hickenlooper’s GOP challenger. “Michael Bloomberg’s infuriatingly ignorant remarks show how far removed he is from Colorado, and how wrong John Hickenlooper was to let Bloomberg force his radical agenda on Colorado.

“It’s astonishing that Gov. Hickenlooper would discuss important legislation with Mayor Bloomberg, who obviously doesn’t respect or understand the people of our great state, but refused to speak to Colorado sheriffs.  No wonder the governor lied to our state’s sheriffs, instead of admitting that he spoke to Mayor Bloomberg on multiple occasions.”

Now for the quote of the year:

“Not since New Jersey Governor Chris Christie attacked Colorado’s way of life has an east coaster gotten us so wrong,” said Udall spokesman James Owens. “Christie and Bloomberg should stick to what they know best: traffic jams and tiny sodas.

I would add: Financial theft, Oligarchs and Bailouts.

They hate us for our freedoms.

Except this time, it’s actually true.

In Liberty,
Michael Krieger

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  1. All you need to know about Bloomberg:

    http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2014/07/caption-contest.html

    All you need to know about Christie:

    The American Dream Megamall—formerly known as Xanadu—is a stalled and bankrupt multibillion-dollar redevelopment project in the New Jersey Meadowlands. Nation reporters Bob Dreyfuss and Barbara Dreyfuss discuss the role of New Jersey governor Chris Christie and his top aides in jump-starting the project. Their two part investigation has found that the American Dream Megamall saga “could be the latest, and biggest, conflict of interest scandal in the tangle of scandals plaguing the New Jersey Governor.” They’ve written about it for The Nation’s Christie Watch project.

    http://www.wnyc.org/story/chris-christie-and-american-dream-megamall/

  2. Keep stomping on Christie and you’ll get Hitlery or EVEN worse. It’s all the same DNA though, pure filth on every plate.

  3. Anyone try to picket these neo-medieval tyrants? These people are invariably members of interlocking organizations or clubs. Not all are up East. Bloomberg might be a member of San Francisco’s Bohemian Club or worse, very likely, a member of The Pilgrims in NYC. There is no public domain info available for many facts that exist unknown to us. In his “Memoirs” David Rockefeller said nothing about his membership in The Pilgrims, but a leaked list with the Astor Foundation seal on it, authenticated, shows he was a member with his father as of 1949. What does it mean to him to be a member of a Crown sponsored organization, that he omits mention of it in his bio, but he mentions Bilderberg and the other groups he was active with? Yes friends, it means “this is easily the worst of the lot” and Bloomberg, more than pudge boy Christie, is very likely a member. The most powerful USA residents are in this thing, hence the gun “control” drive. Without guns, England would have continued to control us. Without guns—they can control us once more. US citizens are pushing gun control, but they are Crown loyalists. Don’t forget, even the FED is modeled after the Bank of England.

  4. Talk show host Peter Boyles calls Bloomberg “The Mayor of Colorado”.

    • Michael Krieger

      I have no idea who Peter Boyles is and I have no idea what he is talking about as no one I know in Colorado likes that petty fascist Bloomberg.

      Best,
      Michael Krieger

  5. I know this guy has a lot of money and is a former mayor but he should really not be listened to. Why the heck would a billionaire give a crap about guns? Bloomberg is anti-American filth and should be dismissed as an enemy of God and Freedom.

  6. Bloomberg, Feinstein, Liberman, shall I keep going?

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