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Crossposted from DemocraticDiva.com Fresh on the heels of the SB1062 veto, and with national columnists hungry to meet deadlines with something “insightful” about Arizona, the Chamber of Commerce crowd is really pushing the “Clean Elections done it!” myth hard. Here’s... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2014 at Blog For Arizona
Crossposted from Democratic Diva 2/26/2014 So Brewer vetoed the very bad no good Center for Arizona Policy bill, with the attention of the world on her, and of course we must all contact her and thank her, for Republicans must... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2014 at Blog For Arizona
Crossposted at DemocraticDiva.com Sean Noble is a type of right wing operative I find particularly annoying. These guys are total miscreants but have the cornpone choirboy routine down pat. They often like to preen about how they don’t use profanity,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2014 at Blog For Arizona
Great post, Bob. Anti-choicers are for sure double high authoritarians. The idea of women being independent beings able to refuse a man's "seed" makes them boil with anger.
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Excellent point that the entire Dem caucus is "irrelevant" while a 3 Republicans are momentous. Also: "Secondly, Democrats, but particularly the so-called "independents" (they are in fact "leaners") living in these "safe" GOP voter registration edge districts tend not to turn out to vote in the same percentages as GOP voters. Many of these voters are apathetic and believe their vote simply does not matter, so why bother? Well it does matter, particularly in statewide races. If enough apathetic Democrats, independents and "moderate" Republicans in these "safe" GOP voter registration edge districts stopped feeling sorry for themselves and voted for the sane candidate, some of these "safe" districts would suddenly be competitive and elect more Democrats." I'm making it a mission to disabuse people of the notion that races are won in the primaries. *Some* races are won in them. Races in one-party dominant districts where the opposing party often doesn't bother fielding a candidate are won in primaries. All others - competitive districts and statewides - are won in the GENERAL election. Republicans know this, which is why you have guys like Orr occasionally voting like a decent human being and then running to MSNBC to crow about it. The idea that "moderate" Republicans are voting for right wing crap because they're afraid of primaries is a story they peddled to enough credulous nitwits in the media to make it conventional wisdom. And it is contributing to the apathy of Dems and Dem-leaning independents.
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Crossposted on both Democratic Diva and the new BfA site Man, I called this on Facebook yesterday. After it was reported that Sen. Steve Pierce (R) wanted the Governor to veto SB1062, the religious bigot bill he voted for, I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2014 at Blog For Arizona
Crossposted at DemocraticDiva.com Opponents of SB1062, the bill that could basically allow any form of discrimination so long as it was “sincerely religious” are planning to amass at the Capitol today to protest this outrage and encourage the Governor to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2014 at Blog For Arizona
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The AZ Senate debated SB1062, which would allow discrimination so long as it was for “sincerely held” religious reasons. Theocrats have tried, unsuccessfully, to pass similar laws in four other states but there’s a chance Governor Brewer could sign this... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at Blog For Arizona
Crossposted from DemocraticDiva.com Planned Parenthood of AZ announced the good news this morning: Planned Parenthood Arizona – Flagstaff Health Center In 2011, Planned Parenthood Arizona was forced to stop providing abortion care at a number of our health centers due... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2014 at Blog For Arizona
Did you miss the part where I said "plenty of non-conservative people" also share right wing views on female sexuality "to the delight of sexual predators everywhere"? Try some reading comprehension, troll.
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Crossposted from DemocraticDiva.com Right wingers are forever going on about how the sexual revolution has brought about the decline of civilization and has been simply terrible for women due to us no longer being able to use pregnancy to force... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2014 at Blog For Arizona
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The "rational expectations" of your "framework" are inevitably that the rich get richer and the poor starve. The neat thing for you is that you get to say they deserved it due to their "immoral lifestyles".
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2014 on The Thing About Thucky at Blog For Arizona
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"Anyhow, I've been having this ongoing debate with ole Thuckarooskie about the effect of tax policy on tax revenue, and I've realized that Thucky doesn't really grasp fundamental concepts" I like Thucka-P.Diddy
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2014 on The Thing About Thucky at Blog For Arizona
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My thing is that if Laffer were right about lower taxes leading to more tax revenue that conservatives should be clamoring for tax increases, because wouldn't that hasten the arrival of the glorious bathtub drowning?
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2014 on The Thing About Thucky at Blog For Arizona
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Didn't you coin the term Kochtopus?
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I hear he also has what plants crave.
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I would have paid to see the look on her face on election night 2012 when her beloved Jerry Lewis lost to Ableser and Prop 121 went down in flames.
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Crossposted from DemocraticDiva.com Laurie Roberts at the AZ Republic is beside herself that the well-heeled proponents of the dumb Top Two Primary idea are, as she delightedly exclaims, baaaaaack. (Much more after the jump) It’s baaaaaack: Top-two primary 2.0 About... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2014 at Blog For Arizona
If Ethan Orr is such a great guy, why is he trying to suppress voters? Is he afraid he can't win if everyone who is eligible votes?
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Crossposted from DemocraticDiva.com Commenter “Robert” alerted me to an “in-depth analysis” of Friday’s court decision dismissing the anti-Medicaid expansion lawsuit by Arizona’s Own Espresso Pundit. EP warns liberals like myself not to be too sanguine about the judge’s ruling that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2014 at Blog For Arizona
Crossposted from DemocraticDiva.com No standing. That’s the verdict of Maricopa County Superior Court to the whiny cast of idiots suing the state to block the Medicaid expansion. Judge Katherine Cooper handily dispatched with all their baseless arguments. In short, Plaintiffs... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2014 at Blog For Arizona
Crossposted from DemocraticDiva.com There was a lot of hand-wringing among progressives/secular types before, during, and after “Science Guy” Bill Nye’s debate with Creation Museum founder Ken Ham on Tuesday night, which was held at the aforementioned “museum” in Kentucky. There... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2014 at Blog For Arizona
Crossposted from DemocraticDiva.com To be a liberal in America is to be acutely aware of the gaping double standard that exists with regard to the expectations placed on you versus those put on conservatives. The disparity is so enormous that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2014 at Blog For Arizona
Crossposted from DemocraticDiva.com So it’s been revealed that NJ Gov. Chris Christie probably knew about the lane closures on the George Washington Bridge last year. Shocker! What this means is: 1. It is Christmas in February over at MSNBC 2.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2014 at Blog For Arizona
Additionally, at least Dems who take oil money can argue that they need it to win elections. Not saying it's right but at least there's some truth to it. It's not that hard to not sign a Center for Arizona Policy pledge.
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