Arizona’s 1st Congressional District: Typical Arizona

Arizona’s First Congressional District has seen major changes in its makeup over and over again, due to redistricting, fueled by partisan Gerrymandering. Despite the fact that the current officeholder, Ann Kirkpatrick, is a Democrat, it is a republican district, and voted for the gop presidential candidate in both 2008 and 2012, despite Kirkpatrick herself winning each time. The history of the district includes such former holders of the Congressional seat as both of the state’s current US Senators, the nondescript Jeff Flake and the senile war-monger, John McCain.

In the November general election, Kirkpatrick will go up against the winner of a three-way

gop race for the nomination, and that group consists of one more far-out wacko after another, so typical of the political landscape of the fascist republic of Arizona.

First, we have Arizona state representative Adam Kwasman, who has had more tv air time than any Arizona politician could ever possibly deserve,
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but it all, 100%, revolves around one of the giant gaffs a campaigning politician has made in the last decade, or longer, certainly since Senator George Allen, running for re-election from the state of Virginia in 2006 called Indian-American videographer S.R. Sidarth, “Macaca”. Kwasman put together a massive campaign event, with reporters, photographers, and everyone in the state that had a microphone or a blog, to stage a protest when a school bus was to, according to him, drop of Honduran immigrant children. As the bus came by, Kwasman was in rare form, telling the gathered throng, the following: “Bus coming in. This is not compassion. This is the abrogation of the rule of law.” … I was actually able to see some of the children in the buses. The fear on their faces…. This is not compassion.”.

Enough: Our Fight to Keep America Safe from Gun Violence Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly
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Eventually, the news was broken to Mr. Kwasman that the bus was full of kids, alright, full of US born and bread kids on their way to a YMCA camp, and kids, rather than having "fear on their faces", who were busy taking cellphone photos of the Kwasman meltdown. As bad as all that was, the fact that Kwasman has totally failed to admit his error has hurt him even more.

Another candidate for the gop nomination, Gary Kiehne, has taken a different tack, and was more than willing to admit his major campaign error, apologizing to the 100 million or more people he insulted by clearly
and intentionally stating for all to hear an outright lie meant to both denigrate every member of the Democratic party and at the same time to minimize the horrific state of gun violence in the US. During a gop candidate debate, Kiehne told the gathered throng and those watching at home, that 99% of all of the mass shootings in the US were committed by Democrats. He really said that. He later told voters that he had since “learned that the information that I based the comment off of was inaccurate and incorrect.”

And then we have the front-runner, state representative Andy Tobin, who couldn’t help but demonstrate a level of ignorance seldom seen in an elected official (and that is saying something), when, while also trying to exploit immigration as a campaign issue, first said that illegal immigrants were bringing the Ebola virus into the US. He compounded that by then asking “Can you assure us the people crossing the border are not from the Middle East?” There is no record that I’ve found where someone told him afterward that Ebola is found in central Africa and not in the Middle East. Maybe no one in his campaign actually knows that?

The last polls had Tobin holding a one point lead over Kwasman, but outside money has been pouring into Tobin’s campaign the last couple of weeks, giving him a more significant advantage as today’s primary neared.

About theHoundDawg

For many years as a lawyer, I saw much of the good and bad of society, and did what I could to right many wrongs. The lack of understanding of what is good and bad, right and wrong, just and unjust, as evidenced by such events as the election of King W as president, (who as such far surpassed the evil of richard nixon but not quite that of ronald reagan) lead me in a new direction, to spend my time trying to understand what is happening to our society, to try as best I can to spread my insights to others, and along the way to maybe even eke out a living through the internet.
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