A pro-family leader and conservative activist says he never ceases to be amazed at the “shrill rhetoric” of the Democratic Party when it loses elections.
As reported by OneNewsNow, Colorado voters recently recalled two anti-gun State Senate Democrats who had helped enact a strict state gun-control law. But in the wake of that stunning defeat, Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz went into a tirade claiming the two lost due to "voter suppression, pure and simple."
Robert Knight is a senior fellow at the American Civil Rights Union and a columnist for The Washington Times.
"They used to say that if you just disagreed with President Obama or the Democrats, you were a racist. Now if you win an election against them, you're committing minority voter suppression,” he remarks. “The rhetoric is getting increasingly shrill. They have no argument."
In an interview with Politico, Colorado secretary of state Scott Gessler offered a similar assessment of Wasserman Schultz’s claims of voter suppression. “... Why she has any credibility whatsoever just blows me away when she says stuff that’s just completely contradicted by facts on the ground,” Gessler said.
Knight says if anything can be learned from the Colorado vote, it is that despite being outspent by the anti-gun forces by almost six to one, the recall effort worked. And he points out the victory wasn't because recall supporters hitched their wagon to the Republican Party.
"Even Democrats voted to recall these Democrats because they didn't want their guns messed with,” he tells OneNewsNow. “If they had hitched their wagon to the GOP and made it strictly a party vote, they might not have pulled this off. Plus there are a lot of liberals in the Republican Party, especially at the top levels."
Knight says the recall effort came down to the people of Colorado against “gun-grabbing zealots.” And Americans, he writes, “will always rise above politics to defend the Constitution.”
Read Robert Knight’s column:
Lessons from the Colorado recall