Senator John Morse of Colorado: Ignore Constituent Emails, Their Opinions Don’t Matter

Talking on the Rachel Maddow show, Senator John Morse of Colorado stated that his approach to constituents who are trying to contact him about current gun control legislation, and the advice he’s giving his fellow senators, is to ignore them. That, rather than have a conversation and debate your opinion with the people who you represent, you should ignore them and “do what [you] need to do.” And now his constituents are trying to recall him.

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69 Responses to Senator John Morse of Colorado: Ignore Constituent Emails, Their Opinions Don’t Matter

  1. avatarJoshinGA says:

    Our betters know what is good for us. So much so that they MUST ignore our opinions so that they can push through a part of their progressive agenda. /sarc

    • avatarJMS says:

      When did our “Representatives” completely forget that they are supposed to… what’s the word?… oh yeah, represent their constituents.

      Ridiculous on its face. What does the guy think his job is? These people aren’t chosen as leaders, they are chosen as representatives. Nobody really cares what their opinion is. They should just vote the will of their district. You know, represent them and all.

      • avatarBrian Battell says:

        They actually “work” for us…as in, they are to do what WE the people think to be true and correct that which affects us the most…..they are an “elected official” not God.

        And I like how he says….”weared on my psyche”. LMAO! Weared? What school did he attend? And he was elected to “represent” the people? SMHLMAO!

  2. avatarDavis Thompson says:

    I really don’t like to curse, but the words “f***ing piece of s**t” leap immediately to mind. Please, Colorado, vote this jerk out.

    • avatarWyatt says:

      They voted him in, do they not deserve the leader they elected?

      • avatarHowdy says:

        Not all of us voted him in and those that didn’t don’t deserve what’s being dished out. I do hope all those who did vote them in get their just desserts.

        • avatarJim D says:

          He slipped in by a very small margin Wyatt, 400 votes I think. He will NEVER get past a recall! Kick his ass out guys, talk to other gunnies including the hunters. He will fail to beat a recall. Scum such as him deserve to be flushed.

      • avatarWilliam says:

        NO. Only if they won’t see the error of their ways and work to oust him. If they fail to do that, ABSOLUTELY they deserve it.

        I believe in second chances. Most of the time, anyway.

      • avatarJerry Alexander says:

        Did America?..This guy is pure scum.Challenge him,and his family to meet the people on the town square.Keep an eye on his family.See what they are doing to help Daddy.Look around him,see who is doing his dirty work for him.Be careful tho.The Police will Kill You if he tells them to.

    • avatarroscoe says:

      We in Kalifornia implore you to get them out of office – for your own good.

    • avatarJ. Stark says:

      Is there not a way to remove the ingrate before they have to wait for en election period? Kinda like impeaching??

  3. avatarmlopilato says:

    Does this surprise anyone? No? Naw, me neither.

  4. avatarBilly says:

    So much for representing your constituents.

  5. avatarRob Morse says:

    Senator Morse is an honest politician. He is telling us he has enough money from other sources after he supports this bill that he can buy what he needs for the next election. He doesn’t need anything from his district.

    • avatarPascal says:

      Senator Morse is saying there are enough mindless libtard in his district that he can ignore the pro-2a crowd and that pro-2a support can FOAD!

      That is his message.

      I have seen the same BS here in CT.

      Is it government for the people when a good section of the people are ignored? So, is this what we have become…..these elected official only work for those who elected him?

      The real danger nobody sees is that in too many states, you have a single party running the show, so they pretty much have setup a dictatorship.

      Worse in Colorado because long term the demgraphics says you will become more libtard.

  6. avatarPeter says:

    The headline is misleading, I feel. Morse doesn’t say to ignore the opinions of his constituents — he acknowledges them in this clip.

    The awful part is Morse (wrongly) thinks his constituents have faulty thinking and are wrong in their conclusion that second amendment rights are being ‘abridged’…basically “They don’t know what they are talking about and I’m tired of reading the same faulty logic garbage over and over”. He reads “Don’t take away my constitutional rights” and thinks “Well, I’m not! Delete!”.

    “We get the point that some of these folks think their second amendment rights are being abridged, and, even though we know darn well that’s not true, it’s not worth getting into that argument with them”

  7. avatarmindy says:

    Are you SERIOUS? Looks like I am picking someplace else to live. Tired of watching these idiots ruin things for free people in their state.

    • avatardwb says:

      see, i would rent out my place to like minded people so they could vote. politics, Chicago Style. hypothetically of course.

  8. avatarJeff D. says:

    He’ll hear all of you load and clear when you vote this idiot out of office. They are there to represent us, and not what they want, but what we want. Any politician with an attitide like that needs to go.

  9. avatarLongBeach says:

    Eh, who needs to partake in part of the Democratic process when it isn’t convenient? That whole thing about representing their constituents is antiquated anyway, just like the 2nd Amendment.

    Wait, no. That’s not right. What I meant to say was: LISTEN MOTHERF^<€ER, YOU WORK FOR US!!! YOU DON'T TELL US WHAT TO DO, WE TELL YOU WHAT WE WANT AND YOU GO AND MAKE IT HAPPEN! AM I CRYSTAL F@#%ING CLEAR!? YOU PLAY BY THE SAME RULES WE DO AND ARE BOUND BY THE SAME CODE OF CONDUCT CALLED THE CONSTITUTION! I swear to God these people are like 8 year olds who don't wanna eat their vegetables. Eat 'em, and when you're stronger for it one day you'll thank us! Assbags man, all of 'em…

    • avataruncommon_sense says:

      “I swear to God these people are like 8 year olds who don’t wanna eat their vegetables.”

      That is excellent … my stomach hurt from laughing so hard. Keep up the good work and comments!!!

  10. avatarSam C says:

    Maybe that’s why he’s being recalled.

    • avatarSoccerchainsaw says:

      TTAG,
      I’d like to read further about recall efforts if any and how they’re funded. I don’t live in CO but I think it would be important to this nation’s pro-2A community that a recall be successful. These anti-gun dweebs know that a magazine ban accomplishes nothing but sending a message. So let’s send them a message. RECALL!!!

      • avatarSammy says:

        Me ,too. I’d like to start to work on a recall of B Casey jr. Lying scumbag. A page of recall efforts by states and targets would be great, and a point of focus for those unhappy with the subversives now in offices across the states and nation.

  11. avatarCaptain Catsup says:

    I once ignored the people I worked for. It lead to a sudden and major career change.

  12. avatar6172 says:

    Fienstien has been doing this for years. The lady does what she wants and has so many lobbyist on her side we cant get rid of her.
    It seems to be the Democrat way to deal with those who disagree.

  13. avatarLaurie says:

    Frankly I think any elected official who takes this advice or this approach should be recalled. This is appalling.

  14. avatarIn Memphis says:

    Wait, this guy went on national television and told his peers to ignore the opinions of voters!? REALLY!?

  15. avatarjacquejet says:

    He is a Senator, after all. Not a mere “representative” of his district’s citizens and voters.

    • avatarPeter says:

      That is constitutionally correct up until the 17th Amendment came around and messed that up. Senators were originally supposed to represent the interest of the State, not be a representative of the People, but the 17th Amendment makes the Senate a body of “Super Representatives”.

  16. avatarWrex says:

    “…for the people, by the people.”
    I guess that’s over-rated. This is what happens when your elected officials (career politicians) do not either understand the basis of the constitution, or they simply don’t care.

  17. avatarRob says:

    Yup… A little revolution is pretty much a given at this point, IMO…

    I got an email reply from one of my representatives. In my email I expressed my opposition for a variety of gun control measures, and this email was a form email thanking me for my support for various draconian gun control measures…

    Politicians who don’t give a sh!t + a pissed off populace who are being ignored = a very bad combination…

  18. avatardwb says:

    he only won 2010 by 400 votes. even if unsuccessful, make em spent their $$ defending stupid comments about ignoring constituents

    http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/John_Morse

  19. avataranonymous says:

    “Why bother making it illegal if you can just make it impossible to get?”

    -Rachel Maddow
    July 2, 2009

  20. avatarmongo says:

    What the hell is everyone smoking in Colorado ???…Who are these asswipe politicians & who voted them in ???…You couldn’t pay me ANY amount of money to move to Colorado…..LOVE YOUR COUNTRY – FEAR YOUR GOVERNMENT !

  21. avatarSertorius says:

    Isn’t he term limited? I think Colorado state senators only get two four-year terms. That would mean this doofus (first elected 2006) is out next year regardless. No wonder he is giving the finger to his constituents.

    Hope the recall works.

  22. avatarlouis says:

    everybody knows once they vote you in you don’t have to listen to your constituents
    in the south this guy would have about 100 t-shirts sent to him with a bullseye on the front and back

  23. avatarSilver says:

    It’s shocking that in America, a politician can say this and make it home safely at night. And depressing.

  24. avatarbigskydoc says:

    For all the Colorado folks who are understandably in various stages of despair and are now thinking about leaving the state, a plea.

    Please do not abandon your great state. Please stay and fight. They may have won this battle, but the tide of the war is still on our side.

    Remember our recent legislative victories. Consider the wave of concealed carry and castle doctrine laws that have swept the nation. Consider the fate of the cornerstone federal anti-gun legislation introduced this year. Consider how your brothers are pushing back in New York.

    This is just a setback, and one that we can overcome if you stay and fight.

    If we abandon the front lines, the enemy will only try to push the lines further.

    It is right and necessary that Magpul abandons your state, but please stay and fight. Ensure that these legislators are not re-elected. Ensure that these laws are repealed.

    I don’t have a vote in Colorado, Minnesota, or New York, but you can bet that I have and will continue to send financial support for the fight as long as there are people who remain to fight.

    • avatarJeff in KY. says:

      Simply waiting to not re-elect them may be too late. We need Constitutional lawyers to challenge the constitutionality of these rediculous bills they attempt to pass! We need to take the fight to them, not remain passive-aggressive!

    • avatarMamba says:

      Thank you for the supportive words and contributions. We’re still fighting….for now.

  25. avatarLance says:

    Shows the Obama and democrat fascist mindset. You cannot be a red blooded American and a democrat at the same time. Your for freedom of Fascism.

    • avatarpat says:

      ALL the gun-grabbers vote democrat. This is a democrat problem foisted on everyone. The numbers simply dont lie.

  26. avatarWLCE says:

    good. i hope it wears on your psyche. maybe youll have a mental breakdown and i will be happy to hear about it.

  27. avatarJim D says:

    Another case of the Big City syndrome, just like NY and IL, separating the state from these cesspools of filth would solve many problems. I believe that will be in our futures; free states independent of the cancer that dwells nearby.

  28. avatarRobert McClymond says:

    Have you read Animal Farm????

  29. avataruncommon_sense says:

    When you look like Alex Trebek of the television game show Jeopardy you can get away with positions like that.

  30. avatarOld Ben turning in grave says:

    The progressives come to power roughly once every 30 years, fuck things up horribly, get shouted down, and go to ground again to call themselves something else. I think this wave is starting to overreach. “Progressive” might well start to become a dirty word again for a while (until people forget).

  31. avatarJeff in KY. says:

    Well I hope to GOD that those remarks anger DEMOCRATS as well as Republicans alike! He’s saying “Now that you’ve elected me, I’m going to work for what I want, NOT the people I’m supposed to represent.”! Is it REALLY any wonder that Democrats get ridiculed the way that they do? Just listen to the GARBAGE that comes out of their mouths!!!

  32. avatarJim D says:

    Damn computer, lost my last post so here goes.

    By all means get the recalls underway! Especially with a 400 vote margin he would be dead meat! Do it, it does put the fear of God in all of their heads! Happened in WI and worked well. Our governor Walker did fine, more votes than in the election! But the reps did the shuffle, lost a few “good guys” but got rid of deadwood also!

    Recalls have a long-lasting effect, please get started!

  33. avatarMamba says:

    What I love about people like Morse is their innate ability to shoot their own feet. It’s as if they have some deep-seated urge to self-destruct which causes their conscience-suppressor to finally malfunction, at which point mouth disconnects from brain.
    I can almost hear the whizzing sound of his rapid back-pedaling now…
    http://www.cologop.org/senate-pres-morse-advises-democrats-to-ignore-constituents-on-national-tv/

  34. avatarIng says:

    Morse isn’t completely wrong… A big reason we have representatives is to insulate the government from the mob-rule aspect of direct democracy. Remember, it was a democracy that sentenced Socrates to death for thinking.

    Unfortunately, he’s using that as an excuse for hacking holes in his constituents’ Constitutional rights.

  35. avatartdiinva says:

    He make perfect sense. Many Second Amendment supporters who think opposition to gun control is at the top of their agenda have revealed by their voting patterns that it is not. Other issues like drug legalization and gay marriage seem to be bigger determinants of Libertarian oriented voters than a politicians views on gun control. On the other side of the political spectrum free stuff is more important than guns.

  36. avatarWinghunter says:

    “The right of self-defense is the first law of nature; in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest possible limits…and [when] the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any color or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction.” – Sir George Tucker

    “…The powers of the sword are in the hands of the yeomanry of America from sixteen to sixty. The militia of these free commonwealths, ENTITLED AND ACCUSTOMED TO THEIR ARMS, WHEN COMPARED WITH ANY POSSIBLE ARMY, MUST BE TREMENDOUS AND IRRESISTIBLE. WHO ARE THE MILITA? ARE THEY NOT OURSELVES? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man gainst his own bosom. Congress have no power to disarm the militia. THEIR SWORDS, AND EVERY OTHER TERRIBLE IMPLEMENT OF THE SOLDIER, ARE THE BIRTHRIGHT OF AN AMERICAN…[T]he unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.” – Tenche Coxe, The Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788

  37. avatarjackeekp says:

    looks like another recall election is needed

  38. avatarJosh says:

    Your ‘Power’ is derived ONLY from the consent of WE THE PEOPLE, you meat puppets.

  39. avatarNick Fortunato says:

    “It has weared on my psyche?” Or was it “weird on my psyche?”

  40. avatarWinghunter says:

    Help Recall Colorado Senator John Morse! (Senate District 11)

    Web – coloradorecall.com

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    Twitter – @ReMorseCO

  41. avatarJoeBlowe says:

    To the exact extent that Senators AND Representatives AND the President absolutely MUST honor their oath to defend and uphold the constitution, it is absolutely correct that they MUST ignore their constituents. Even if EVERYONE wants them to pass laws that violate the Constitution, they must not.

    If they are determined to pass laws that DO violate the Constitution and ignore their constituents who admonish them AGAINST doing such a thing…. now there is a problem. Recall is the least that should happen to them.

  42. avatarFranco says:

    Don’t you all get it yet? The mantra of the liberal National Anthem is to succeed by all means, illegal, unethical, and immoral because the ends justify the means.

    We get exactly what we deserve as the selling and buying of votes has now become epidemic! John Morse is simply a puppet for the machine called “liberalism.” I urge everyone to sign these petitions and remove the cancer from the system one cut at a time!
    The liberal agenda doctrine’s unspoken rule is…
    “F*** the Constituent!”

    BOYCOTT COLORADO is in full gear!!!

  43. avatarMarc says:

    This man John Morse clearly has a malfunctioning frontal cortex where coherent thought and deliberation take place, perhaps he has a brain tumor. His family should take him to a competent neurologist as soon as possible.

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