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Democratic Diva » Spend and Spin Republicans

Ducey trying to have it both ways on health care

One of the more tedious but hard-to-shake obsessions in politics is the fetish for consistency, whereby it’s viewed a weakness for a politician to change their mind or admit they were wrong about something, even when presented with an abundance of evidence for why they should change their view. It most famously did “flip flopper” […]

Arizona Republicans have always been at war with Eastasia and have always loved full-day Kindergarten

More than a decade ago I challenged then Arizona Senator John Huppenthal (R) in what is now District 18 (Ahwatukee/Chandler) for his seat. One of the hotly contested issues of the 2006 midterm was then-Governor Napolitano’s proposal to fund full-day Kindergarten for all public schools. Proponents of full-day K had a wealth of research backing […]

Why doesn’t Governor Ducey want reporters to ask about charter schools?

What did governor tell charter school leaders? (Media not allowed in) https://t.co/ntmGNsSyTE — BrahmResnik (@brahmresnik) March 2, 2017 It is 5pm Thursday evening as I type this and #CharterSchoolsAtTheCapitol is the 4th trending topic on Phoenix twitter right now, referring to an event held today with the Governor and people who run charter schools. My […]

Republicans have their tweeting assignments for the SOTU

RNC "draft tweets" on Obamacare distributed to members pic.twitter.com/kiMd2QpIZF — Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) February 28, 2017 The text of the draft is small so here’s what Republicans should be tweeting in Arizona, just fyi. Arizonans have seen #Obamacare premiums skyrocket by 116% in 2017. Excited for @GOP reforms from POTUS! Justifying repealing the ACA due […]

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 […]

My Democratic district meeting was packed!

There are easily 3X as many people here as at a usual meeting. #AZLD28Dems pic.twitter.com/iOvArg3WmC — Donna Gratehouse (@DonnaDiva) February 8, 2017 I was told the total number of attendees was about 160, so maybe not quite a triplefold increase but more than twice our usual number. I’ve lived in Arizona Legislative District 28 since […]

Oh shut up, Glenn Hamer

SomehowGlenn Hamer, who heads the AZ Chamber of Commerce and Industry, manages to keep his high-paying job despite being possibly the worst advocate for Arizona businesses ever and having a compulsive tendency to open his mouth and insert his foot. Per the AZ Capitol Times Yellow Sheet Thursday: Hamer and his Chamber are pushing for […]