While the Sinema campaign is in heavy spin mode following release of a video showing Sinema mocking the intellectual capabilities of ASU students – the last thing ASU graduates need employers hearing in the weak Obama Economy – a closer look at her past statements demonstrates that she has a record of criticizing all Arizonans when speaking to out-of-state liberals.
Yes, she regularly trashes the state to score points with fellow liberals, up until she reinvented herself as a moderate after this year’s Democrat Primary.
Take her 2009 book for left-wing community organizers, Unite and Conquer. The book, her how-to for liberal activists, included this blue meat for her political allies:
“Arizona is usually near the top of the list in stuff like teen birth rate and high school dropout rate and auto theft rate, but never are we first in something good….” (p. 61)
Attacks like this helped her become a frequent guest on MSDNC, but undercut her “moderate” post-Primary makeover. Nor was this a one-time gaffe. The next year, she told the liberal Washington DC newspaper Politico:
Arizona has “become the laughing stock of the nation.”
“The vast majority of Arizona is not native born and we have this very large metropolis in Phoenix of people who are from someplace else. Most people don’t feel rooted in the community.”
Don’t you just love her liberal condescension? People who chose to move to Arizona from across the country aren’t “rooted” in the state.
She also did an interview at the left-wing Netroots Nation 2010 where she warned out-of-state liberals not to be like Arizonans:
“Be careful: because if you’re laying down on the job, then your state could turn into Arizona pretty quickly.”
These attacks on the great state of Arizona may explain why she is so hot to get to Washington, DC, where she no doubt believes people are more sophisticated and more like her.
Sinema certainly loves the DC Beltway. As a State Legislator, she actually introduced a bill pushing for the DC Beltway to get a vote in Congress!
That just seems weird until you learn that it is a cause celebre in fringe-Left circles.
You see, until she won her primary this year, she had been an extreme liberal for decades. She even worked for Ralph Nader in 2000 against Al Gore because she believed Gore was too moderate. (I’m not joking – read the link.)
She has trashed Arizona, ASU students, and even Al Gore for not being extreme enough for her tastes.
But YOU get the last laugh on November 6, when you vote for Vernon Parker and force Sinema to face her worst nightmare: staying in Arizona without the ability to damage it from afar with her liberal policies.