In a fundraising email today, GOP gubernatorial candidate Scott Gessler tries mightily to keep up with the kind of hard-charging rhetoric opponents like Tom Tancredo and Greg Brophy have down pat:
President Obama's State of the Union sounded more like a pep rally full of tired liberal ideas than a real presidential address. But with such abysmal approval ratings, it's no surprise he can't think up anything new to put our country back on track.
Once again, the President wants to raise the minimum wage, limiting the growth of small businesses and jobs. And then he wants to close Guantanamo Bay – a reminder that he respects the Constitutional rights of terrorists more than he does for us Americans. [Pols emphasis]
And of course he hinted at gun control and his persistent crusade to strip us of our Second Amendment rights. Mr. President, no matter how hard you try, there's no way I'd ever let your gun grab happen here in Colorado.
Wow! It's almost regrettable to point out that we passed as much "gun grabbing" in Colorado last year as Obama could ever realistically expect. But it's not like you're going to be quibbling about that after being "reminded" that President Barack Obama "respects the Constitutional rights of terrorists more than he does for us Americans!" If that doesn't get a Tancredo fan's juices flowing, we don't know what will. We suppose he could have asked for a long-form birth certificate.
You'll be pleased to know that Gessler does eventually mention his would-be general election opponent, Gov. John Hickenlooper, in (we are not making this up) the very last sentence of the email, seemingly as an afterthought:
As your governor, I promise that Colorado will stand up to President Obama to protect our economy and our rights. Stand with me to help me defeat Gov. Hickenlooper and give Colorado back its voice.
But for today, Gessler isn't running against Hickenlooper at all. A good message, Polsters?