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The four GOP candidates running April 17 in Arizona Congressional District 8, and later in the new CD2, are solid people. Hopefully, Republicans elsewhere are fielding others as impressive.
This November we’ll elect all five members of the Pima County Board of Supervisors, and six of the seven county line officers. Supervisors are chosen by district as are Justices of the Peace and Constables. All are partisan offices.
I cribbed the above from Democrat pollster Pat Caddell whose partisan bonafides go back to his work for Jimmy Carter.
Franzi wrong about liberals
• All the Tea Party constitutionalists who opined on talk radio that Gingrich and Cain would have made a great GOP ticket missing the constitutional provision that the President and Vice President must come from different states.
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.
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.
I’m tired of those who claim the cronyism and corruption of Tucson’s city government are akin to Chicago’s. It insults Chicago. Detroit, in all its squalor and incompetence, may be a better example.
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.
Politics is a team sport. Democrats know that better than Republicans.
Southern Arizona lost a lot more than a great, retired journalist with the passage of Ace Bushnell. We lost one of our truly great citizens when he died March 14 at the age of 85.
Tolerance is a two-way street
The recent proposal by some Tucson Democrats to secede from the rest of the state once again shows us how clueless most of them are.
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.
The following all deal with Arizona, and all but one are by local authors.
The massive gains made nationally by Republicans in 2010 differed from those in 1994 in several ways.
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.
Principles of church, state remain constant
Like most campaign cycles, this one has produced its share of disinformation, much of it sincere, which makes it worse. Here's some examples from both left and right.
The first coalition was established when two cavemen teamed up to take down a mastodon. Later they may have fought over the tusks, but they both understood the primary goal.