What if Governor Ducey were a Democrat?

Photo by Gage Skidmore Governor Doug Ducey appears to be poised for an easy reelection in 2018 and people who know far more about inside GOP baseball than I do tell me he fully intends to run for President in 2020. He will do so on the strength of what I guess are considered impressive […]

Ducey’s court packing scheme is the most IOKIYAR thing ever

Per Russell Berman of The Atlantic: Republicans have not traditionally been fans of Franklin Roosevelt, but in statehouses across the country they are trying to emulate one of the Democratic president’s most notorious schemes: court-packing. The latest effort is in Arizona, where the GOP-controlled legislature has passed a measure to increase the number of justices […]

Diligent voters are now the “angriest mob”, per Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson, Open and Honest Coalition It used to be, not long ago, that voters who never missed any election were known as “good citizens”. But as the country has become more polarized and increasingly ungovernable, thanks entirely to one party (the GOP) being overtaken completely by rabid reactionaries, there is an increasing tendency by […]

AZ Democratic caucus acting like a damn opposition party! Yay!

AZ Sen. Barbara McGuire The Arizona legislative session began last week and, as has been the case for most of the past decade or five, the Democrats are in the minority. If you pay attention to the doings at 1700 W. Washington St. you know that being the opposition party means that Democratic lawmakers, armed […]

Governor Ducey the man-basher?

If you don't want your unlawful and irresponsible behavior going viral: Man up, and pay up. #AZontherise #deadbeat pic.twitter.com/5qhKrYF2a4 — Doug Ducey (@dougducey) January 11, 2016 In an otherwise unremarkable (for a conservative Republican governor in the pocket of Koch Industries) State of the State speech on Monday, Governor Doug Ducey said a few remarkable […]

They want it to be a jungle out there for voters

The year is new and, of course, the Top Two, AKA Jungle Primary people are very busy peddling their harebrained idea to gullible pundits. The latest to take the bait is Arizona Republic‘s Linda Valdez, who is arguably the most liberal member of the paper’s editorial board. Quoth Linda: First, you get rid of partisan […]

Ducey: Prosperity Is Just Around The Corner!

No, this isn’t Governor Doug Ducey. It’s President Herbert Hoover. But same shit, different century. It appears the efforts of Governor Doug Ducey and his communications people to enforce mandatory optimism are working, judging from this recent piece in the Arizona Capitol Times about the governor’s first year in office: Remaking Arizona: Ducey’s free-market approach […]

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