The Gazette of Colorado Springs seems to get Senate President John Morse (D-Colorado Springs) and his motivation. At least that is the impression I get from reading this editorial in yesterday’s edition. The editorial discusses Morse and his purported liberal leanings. They note that the Marijuana Policy Project, a leading organization pushing for the legalization of pot, has named Morse their “#1 worst state legislator in the United States” for trying to sneak a bill through the legislature that would have, in effect, repealed Colorado’s voter-approved initiative on marijuana. The Gazette says that Morse is not a liberal but an authoritarian politician.
Liberals in Colorado’s 11th Senate District should understand that Morse is not a genuine liberal. Rather, he governs as an equal-opportunity authoritarian.
That’s why he may become the first state politician in Colorado history to be recalled.
And the second quote from the editorial which really summarizes what this recall election is all about.
This recall isn’t a battle of right versus left, conservative versus liberal. It’s a citizen effort to end the reign of a politician who views the public – even his most liberal constituents – as fodder for the elite political class in Washington, Denver and New York.