Michael Bloomberg Calls Colorado A "Rural and Roadless" Backwater For Challenging His Gun Control Agenda

Tyler Durden's picture

Submitted by Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

I’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.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
Temporalist's picture

Oh yea, Michael Bloomberg.  I loved him in "My Favorite Oligarch".

Muddy1's picture

On the one hand Bloomberg's elite, arrogant attitude angers me.  On the other hand, I'm thankful for his attitude because that'll keep more of his comrades from moving here and further ruining this state.



DoChenRollingBearing's picture

I have visitied both states, NY and CO, but not lived there.  Nonetheless I have spent enough time in each to feel confident that my reactions are probably correct (at least for me):

Colorado, + 1!  A nice state, great people, libertarian, pretty 

New York, - 1.  Grimy, and all I want to do is just keep driving through to get out

And, NJ approx. = to NY...

knukles's picture

Inside every New Yorker is an fucked up person wanting to get out

t0mmyBerg's picture

Too true.  But Bloomberg is the worst.  For my money Mike "term limit changing, three term, golly NY just couldnt do without ME as mayor again and again and again" Bloomberg should go fuck himself after removing his own limbs and pouring acid on the wounds.  What a fucking useless piece of shit he is.

BellyBrain's picture

Colorado is looking more and more like the promised land... Weapons, weed and (fit) women.

SWRichmond's picture

Fuck him and his "Hero of the NWO" routine.

knukles's picture

Lemme tell ya sumptin' 'bout New Yak City, having lived and commuted in and outa da fuckin' place for about 15 years.

It's the only place you wash your hands after riding the subway before you take a piss

Vampyroteuthis infernalis's picture

As a former resident of CO, F*%K YOU BLOOMBERG!

DollarMenu's picture

Bloomberg is a fucking runt.

Without his money, the little piss would be knocked down on his ass every day in NYC.

I do not understand how real New Yorkers put up with him.

graneros's picture

Hey Mike, Graneros here. Let me extend a nice warm and cheery Fuck You from Southern Colorado, you POS.

N. B. Forrest's picture

I just went to the local Colorado Springs traffic cam.  OMG, sure enough they do have roads in Colorado Springs.  Oh Shit they are even paved.


Liberal's picture

Why do people need guns? Our police have guns and they are there to protect us all. The DHS has lots and lots of guns and we know they are here to protect us. I mean, they are named the Department of Homeland SECURITY, aren't they?

So how can people not feel safe and protected in this country? Let's just turn in all of our guns and ammo because the government is here to protect us and help us when we need them. Right? Right?? Forget those gang guys and other criminals. I've met a bunch of them when I was working for the Feds and they're nice guys at heart. They and we liberals have a lot in common, actually. We believe everything should be shared if you know what I mean.

Manthong's picture

Ya’ know, if Colorado had two Senators that represented the state instead of big money and special interests, they would put that arrogant, intrusive schmuck. Bloomberg in his place.

Repeal the 17th Amendment.

and.. how many suits with guns surround him?

Chief Wonder Bread's picture

Amen. BTW, just wondering, does anybody know if you can make a living as a Hand Model in Colorado? {Maybe holding a joint}

Dave Thomas's picture

Hand model now that's funny! I'm not sure about Colorado, but there is a big demand for fluffers in SoCal lol.

xavi1951's picture

Excuse me for interrupting, but that is CAPITAL F, CAPITAL U CAPITAL C, CAPITAL K, YOU BLOOMBERG!

cowdiddly's picture

Hey this is coming from a man who is to stupid to figure out that I can walk into a store in New Yawk and buy 2 -16 oz sodas but I can't buy a 32 oz soda. Planet IDIOT

john39's picture

and all his armed mercenary guards...

angel_of_joy's picture

Bloomberg, a perfect reason to completely avoid the Republican establisment...

Uncle Sugar's picture

I thought it was because of guys like McConnell, McCain, Graham, Cochran and Boehner?


Bloomy is a libtard elitist.  Though NYC showed their true colors when the elected the Deblasio (sp?). Run away.



Manthong's picture

"a perfect reason to completely avoid the Republican establishment"

I do not disagree with that sentiment, but it is also a perfect reason to completely avoid the Democrat establishment.


Bloomberg was a Democrat who switched only to snatch the mayor’s office away from the Republican immediately after 9/11.

His was a lifelong Democrat and will always be a Democrat in the most obvious of RINO clothing if he does not officially  jump back to the Jackass Party (not likely during the fallout of Obama).

Urban Redneck's picture

If Colorado is such a promised land, why is there a secessionist movement?

just like those other promised lands - the People's Republic of Kalifornia and the People' Republic of Maryland...

graneros's picture

Colorado is like every other state now a days in that a large metro area imposes it's will on the rest of the state. If the Denver metro area were to suddenly vanish there would not be a tear shed by those who live outside it.

I've been to upstate NY, downstate IL, Northern California and the folks living in those areas are quite different from their fellow citizens in the ratholes of NYC, Chicago, and anywhere else in California.

SemperFudge's picture

That's not entirely true. The Denver metro area gives Colorado some of the character it has -- there wouldn't be such a move to legalize marijuana without it. But it's a great state and Bloomberg is full of shit, that I think we can agree on.

SWRichmond's picture

Colorado is like every other state now a days in that a large metro area imposes it's will on the rest of the state.

+1.  The city folks like the food you country folks produce, but hate your independent way of thinking.  We have the very same problem here in old Virginny.  I wonder who has move leverage?

Meat Hammer's picture

I can only speak for CA but you're absolutely correct.  If you drive 50 miles in any direction from most major cities (maybe 100 miles for San Francisco), it's guns and gold.  

RafterManFMJ's picture

Years ago a friend was putting together a crew to head up North and one of the stops was NYC. I declined to go, saying I would meet them at the endpoint weekend party planned in Niagra Falls.

My bud was flummoxed at my disinterest in going to NYC "If you do, you can say you've been there!"

Great reasoning.

I can pretty much say I've been anywhere, if it mattered, and not contribute or be ensnared by that festering pustule known as NYC.

Since then I've been to NYC no fewer than 11 times - as far as you know.

Manthong's picture

I have been there dozens of times.

It is a great place to spend a Friday evening and a Saturday morning once every decade or so.. like Chicago and San Francisco.


StychoKiller's picture

Hmm, it's SO EASY to advocate for gun control when ya got a squad of ARMED GOONS protecting yer sorry @zz 24/7/365!  C'mon Mikey set an example:  disarm yer goons first!

Pladizow's picture

Hey Bloomberg, how many more Jews would be alive today if during WWII they were all armed?

Colonel Klink's picture

Precisely!  Please limit all gun ownership for those in New York city!

TahoeBilly2012's picture

Haha, they don't care about your logic...they have a One World Order to commence. One starts to wonder about the holocaust deniers...I just always assumed the 7 million thingy, but now that I see everything else is bullshit, maybe that was too. Just sayin'. These Jews claim to promote democracy and freedom, THAT has all been ONE BIG FUCKING SCAM!

Colonel Klink's picture

Oh, and strict limits on gun in DC too!  It's for the chillins!

InflammatoryResponse's picture



don't be a goof,  it is Chirrens



FeralSerf's picture

Probably less in Germany. But maybe more in the FSU because the Wehrmacht probably would have been too busy killing them in Germany to do Barbarossa.

Nowadays, thanks to computers, pre-purchase investigations and registration, the government knows where all the guns of the "law abiding citizens" are. It will be much easier for the SWAT teams to confiscate weapons in the future.

Hey Pladizow, how many more Palestinians would be alive today if they were all armed?

Fedaykinx's picture

no they don't know where all the guns are.  even granting that they have perfect access to NICS records, that doesn't even tell them how many guns were purchased much less what happened to them after the purchase.


NFA items, yes they know where they all are, for the most part.

FeralSerf's picture

The NSA probably knows. They even know who was at all the gun shows and whose cars were in the parking lots. Aren't all those cameras protecting us from those nasty tearists great? They can even keep track of our guns.

Fedaykinx's picture

i dunno about that, but i'll tell you i've never actually bought a gun at a gun show.

i used to have quite a few until my houseboat sank.

goldsansstandard's picture

On the 3d printer , do like Mr. Yellin, and push control-P

WTFx10's picture

Same could be said about the Palestinians during the last sixty years.

Da Yooper's picture

Hey Bloomberg, how many more Jews would be alive today if during WWII they were all armed?


Just remember one thing

he wants  him & his jew buddies armed




he does not want the rest of us armed

that is his agenda

TahoeBilly2012's picture

Right, he wants the Government THEY own armed and their PRIVATE Goldman/JPM NYC security/police units armed, but not rural people in CO. Serious-fucking-ly can you make this shit up?

SWRichmond's picture

It is inconceivable that any reasonably intelligent person could study history and not understand the genocidal implications of confiscating privately held arms.  Therefore, one can only assume that they, in fact, WANT YOU DEAD.  Any reasonable person would take this personally.

Slave's picture

It is inconceivable that any reasonably intelligent person could study history and not understand the genocidal implications of confiscating privately held arms.

One of the most well put sentences I've ever read.
ImGumbydmmt's picture


But alas, Just a tad too long for a bumper sticker, Therefore it will be difficult to contain the attention span of the sheeple to make this excellent point.


Slave's picture

Interesting all the CO praise in here. Obviously ahead of the curve on marijuana. But the core of this conversation is about gun control and CO gets a big facepalm for their recent actions on that. CO's libertarianism might be a tad overrated.

LetThemEatRand's picture

I lived in Denver for 5 years.  Denver is to CO as Austin is to TX, but without the other large cities to offset it.  CO Springs is largely a military town.  Big Air Force academy there, very conservative.  Much of CO outside the urban areas leans libertarian.   The weed push was successful because of the combination of liberals in Denver and Boulder, and libertarians elsewhere.    The gun control push was successful because of the concentration of liberal population in urban areas, mostly Denver, Boulder, and some others.   Like CA, I'm sure a lot of people who live outside of Denver/Boulder would like those cities to break off from the rest of the state.

Slave's picture

Notice how Denver got their way both times. Doesn't bode well for the future of the state IMO.

LetThemEatRand's picture

Denver and its surrounding counties have more than 1/2 of the total population of the entire state of CO.