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The GOP gets tons of advice, mostly bad and from non-Republicans. Here’s what’s really happening.
Things you should have observed regardless of final outcomes, many apparent to folks like Mencken, Royko and Twain in other eras.
Standard procedure for sea-going pirates of yesteryear was to pretend their vessels were normal merchant ships until they got close enough to the target, when they hoisted the Jolly Roger. Many politicians today do the same. Those most adept at the practice are liberal Democrats, from Barack Obama down to Arizona’s District 26.
I promise to tell you more than the others have about who the big losers really were.
Arizona’s budget woes equal those of most other states. Republicans have been as prodigal as Democrats. The cries about the parsimoniousness of GOP legislators were phony. Bottom line, everybody maxed the credit cards and overdrew the account.
Last chance to point out gross discrepancies in local campaigning.
Emil Franzi offers his take on this year’s ballot propositions.
With less than three weeks to go until the election, as the Gilbert and Sullivan song goes “I have a little list – There’ll none of them be missed.” Most, not all, of these gross annoyances stem from the left.
My longtime liberal Democrat radio colleague Tom Danehy recently wrote that he would have voted for Bush in 2004 if Bush had nailed Osama Bin Laden. He asked me what it would take to bring me around to President Obama.
Four years ago at this time, Rudy Giuliani looked like a shoe-in for the GOP nod. Eight years ago, Howard Dean was riding high. I ain’t making no calls this time.
A political cliche almost as popular as calling subsidies “investments” is the prattle about governing “from the center.”
Here’s some you may have missed.
Franzi wrong about liberals
You can't write about the late Lou Benson without telling the story of Tortolita. Louie would want it that way.
Letters published in the Feb. 11 Explorer.
Coyote Run cuts hurt OV's most vulnerable
Most reporting about the current redistricting plans for both the Arizona legislature and the nine seats in the U.S. House put forward by the Independent Redistricting Commission failed to cover the system’s obvious flaws.
R.I.N.O. - Republican In Name Only. Flaky on the issues. More relevant, flaky on the obligation to support other members of the coalition they have chosen, particularly when holding partisan or party office. There may be examples elsewhere called DINOS.
The recent outbursts – the proponents’ behavior was too thuggish to call it a legitimate debate – over Ethnic Studies at TUSD concerned making the program elective. The program as taught should be completely scrapped for the fraud it is.
Jan. 8th will never be the same again in Southern Arizona. While the tragedy at Safeway had a national impact, it will always have a special place in the hearts and souls of we who live here.
Vote a straight Republican ticket. The GOP has some flakes, and there are a few decent folks running against them. That pales next to the combination of incoherence, sleaze and statism now dominating the Democrats who deserve not only defeat but humiliation.
Americans are divided from those in charge. A great analogy was used by my Salem Radio/KVOI colleague Hugh Hewitt when he described India as about the most religious country in the world and Sweden about the least. His analogy was that we are a nation of Indians governed by Swedes.
Syndicated columnist Michael Barone tells us the Pentagon was built in 18 months, while a small bridge project within view of it is estimated for completion 42 months after the final decision to build it.