The Lie that is Michele Reagan
Senator Michele Reagan from Legislative District 23 is the most effective traitor to ever serve in the Arizona Legislator. Michele can currently be found skipping through the state asking you to forgive her, again, for banding with a traitorous group of Republicans and voting, again, with the Democrats, and oh pretty please can you not add her name on that censure. Michele has been a traitor not once not twice but three separate times granting her the distinct status as “the traitor who has survived” and is now so emboldened by her ability to make excuses for rolling the Senate President and bringing Obrewercare to Arizona that she is asking for a promotion! She wants to be the next Secretary of State – yikes!
To prove that good silver-tongued politicians from Chicago are not solely confined to the Democrat party Michele is now running through the legislative district circuit spinning her vote for Obrewercare. And just in case you want to try and argue her mastery of the “excuse” she delivers by changing her story for different LD’s proving her knack for being consistently inconsistent.
Michele’s LD23 version was reported in the Arizona Freedom Alliance, “I voted yes to be sure it passed and went to the House. The House is much more conservative than the Senate and I expect them to strip the medicaid expansion out of that bill before sending it back to the Senate” Huh? AFA calls this a tad convoluted and speculates that she was attempting to help secure a 2/3 majority. But Michele is already spinning on over to LD18 with the line that it was a calculated parliamentarian move so she could make a motion to reconsider but the Governor messed it all up with the Special Session … O.K? One itty bitty detail Michele, the motion to reconsider needs to be made before it leaves the body, so why didn’t you make the motion?
The validity of the excuse is tainted because not once, not twice, but THREE times Michele sided with a small drove of Republicans, and 100% of the Democrat caucus, in a hostile act against the Republican principle of limited government.
In May of 2004 Michele voted “YEA” with 14 Republicans for Democrat Janet Napolitano’s budget to raise the state budget more than a billion dollars. The Senate President at the time stated “The liberals defied every principle of the Republican Party. We had commitments, but this was betrayed by dishonest people. They worked behind the scenes with the governor.”
No Republican that voted for the 2004 budget is currently serving in an elected office except for Michele Reagan.
In 2008 Michele willingly joined three Republicans, 100% of the Democrats and Governor Napolitano to deliver another deficit producing budget HB2209 by a 31 yes to 29 no vote.
No Republican that voted for the 2008 budget is currently serving in an elected office except for Michele Reagan.
So this May Michele, again, joins 5 Republicans and votes ‘YEA’ for Obrewercare, SB1492, in the middle of the night after Senator McComish made a motion to suspend the rules to stop Senate President Andy Biggs from trying to save Arizona from the train-wreck that is Obamacare.
It is crystal clear – Michele voted for Obrewercare. Michele attended meetings where they plotted how they would force this down our throats. Michele attended the pizza party the Governor threw on the 9th floor during a break. And now Michele is again making excuses.
Just in case you want to fall for dear old Michele’s spell that convinces folks that RINO horn is really an elephant trunk then remember in April 2006 she voted, again, with 100% of the Democrat caucus and with 2 Republicans ‘NAY’ against HB 2666 – Notarized Parental Consent for Abortions. Nothing Republican there. Then in 2009 she sponsors bill HB2544 to teach sex education in the Kindergarten classroom. Nothing Republican there.
Michele with full purpose and intent has cast herself into the role of traitor. Whatever character flaw you want to contribute to an elected official who will intentionally vote against the Senate President, the Speaker of the House, their own caucus and the wishes of the Precinct committeemen who walked for them, made phone calls for them, and who gave them money and then passed a resolution taking an unequivocal stand you cannot excuse this knife in all these backs.
It is time for all Republicans take a stand and hold those we elect accountable for their votes.
Come on Republicans. Censure Michele Reagan and do not give her the opportunity to stab our Republicans in the back again.
The Senate Brewercrats:
BILL STATUS VOTES FOR SB1492 – Third Reading
|Member Name||Vote||Member Name||Vote||Member Name||Vote|
|Ed Ableser||Y||Nancy Barto||N||David Bradley||Y|
|Judy Burges||N||Olivia Cajero Bedford||Y||Rich Crandall||Y|
|Chester Crandell||N||Adam Driggs||Y||Steve Farley||Y|
|Steve Gallardo||Y||Gail Griffin||N||Katie Hobbs||Y|
|Jack Jackson Jr.||Y||Leah Landrum Taylor||Y||Linda Lopez||Y|
|John McComish||Y||Barbara McGuire||Y||Al Melvin||N|
|Robert Meza||Y||Rick Murphy||N||Lynne Pancrazi||Y|
|Steve Pierce||Y||Michele Reagan||Y||Don Shooter||N|
|Anna Tovar||Y||Kelli Ward||N||Bob Worsley||Y|
|Steve Yarbrough||N||Kimberly Yee||N||Andy Biggs||N|
AYES: 19 NAYS: 11 NOT VOTING: 0 EXCUSED: 0 VACANT: 0