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Democratic Diva » Pearl Clutching

Call your Rep and Senators Flake and McCain, now!

I’m old enough to remember the outraged protests from the right against the Affordable Care Act as it made its way through Congress to President Obama in 2009-10. It was being shoved down our throats, we were told. No one voting on the bill had really read it, supposedly. Tyranny! A number of House members […]

What all “pro-life Democrats” must do to earn my trust.

Oh yes, am watching this tonight. There’s been an uproar on the left the past week over Bernie Sanders giving a full-throated endorsement to a Democratic Omaha mayoral candidate with a troubling anti-choice record (warning: autoplays) while seeming to give the cold shoulder to, then finally endorsing after much criticism, pro-choice Georgia candidate for Congress […]

Anti-choicers smear an AZ abortion provider. Will the media blow it again?

I was up late Tuesday night thinking about how over the past couple of years two organizations – Planned Parenthood and the Democratic National Committee – and one individual – Hillary Clinton – had their images profoundly damaged by allegations of serious unethical and even criminal behavior. All the claims (that Planned Parenthood trafficked baby […]

Beware anti-choicers’ calls for “common ground”

A Handmaid’s Tale is not a dystopic novel to them, it’s a how-to manual AZ Republic‘s Alia Rau reported last Thursday on SB1367, the lastest “born alive” anti-choice bill: Maureen Williams testified that the bill would have changed the final minutes she had with her daughter, Zoe. At 23 weeks pregnant, she said, she learned […]

Listen to a sensible moderate centrist Republican Arizona State Senator say a totally non-wingnutty thing in a committee!

Remember these paragons of civility? Big hat tip to the friend who works on Arizona legislative matters who tipped me off to this. The Senate Transportation and Technology Committee was discussing HB2324, a noncontroversial bill that would exempt Purple Heart recipients and their spouses from vehicle registration fees. After some hashing out of minor details […]

Anti-choicers in AZ Legislature reach a sick new low

“Sentimentality is the superstructure erected upon brutality.” Carl Jung Opinions differ on how that Jung quote should be interpreted but I do think a fitting one is how brutal people swathe their intentions in maudlin sentimentality, perhaps as much to fool themselves as others. Watch it work with Sen. Debbie Lesko (R-Peoria), as she defends […]

Well, AZ Senate sure got us on the map this morning.

It’s 2:45 Thursday morning and I noticed “Arizona Senate” trending on Twitter. Turns out a whole lot of people noticed Scottsdale Republican Sen. John Kavanagh’s bill that would make (certain) planned protest a Thoughtcrime punishable with prosecution under Arizona’s racketeering laws. RT the HELL out of this, please! https://t.co/NQHzRK92Pe — The Wiz #DemForce (@Rabbit2426) February […]