They all must look alike to Gov. Ducey

STATEMENT FROM GOVERNOR DOUG DUCEY PHOENIX – “Given the horrifying events in Paris last week, I am calling for an immediate halt in the placement of any new refugees in Arizona. As governor, I am invoking our state’s right under 8 USC, Section 1522 (a), to receive immediate consultation by federal authorities per the United […]

Democratic voters sit out yet another off-year election. Let’s examine why.

This is getting old. Tuesday was election day across the nation and Democrats performed poorly, yet again, as they have tended to do the past several elections that are not Presidential general ones. The reason for it is obvious: low turnout, averaging about 30% nationwide. The explanations behind that reason that liberals will come up […]

“It’s just a bunch of Mexican kids. Why should I pay for them?”

When the Governor drops by your office to say you "don't care about kids" if you don't vote yes on his flawed plan. pic.twitter.com/EUc4fMQ9ZJ — Steve Farley (@SteveFarleyAZ) October 29, 2015 There’s something that feels very inevitable about the way this Arizona school funding “settlement” is playing out. The plan ends a lawsuit filed by […]

It’s nice in the privileged bubble

Good story about our great state! https://t.co/brfhzhknco — Doug Ducey (@dougducey) October 26, 2015 Governor Ducey (or someone on his staff), in a manner consistent with the forced sunnily optimistic tone of his administration, praised this story in the Weekly Standard about a couple from the East Coast, author and neoconservative think tank associate Cita […]

For Democrats, it seems the 1980s are (finally!) over

I love Michael J. Fox but good riddance to this cat. Stipulation: This post is about perception and the perspective of one person, namely yours truly. You may have experienced the debate differently. You may not have the same feeling about the ’80s that I do. It may have been your heyday. Or maybe you […]

Former AZ GOP Chair wants to disarm African-Americans. Guess who else supposedly did?

If there were any lingering doubt that all the posturing about the Second Amendment and “liberty” that right wingers do is mainly about white people having unfettered access to guns so as to menace everyone else, let this tweet by “CEO, http://WageWatch.com ; Goettl Good Guys Board; Treasurer, AZHFA; Former Treasurer, RNC; Former Chair, AZGOP; […]

Anatomy of the “both sides do it” strategy

At long last, it appears that the Birther conspiracy is enough of an embarrassment to the GOP that they are not only dropping what seemed to be an official position of tacit tolerance, if not encouragement of it. Republicans are now actively distancing themselves from it and the way you can tell for certain they […]