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Arizona is the meth lab of democracy


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    10 years ago, Jon Stewart called Arizona the meth lab of democracy. Since that time, Arizona has shifted from being a reliably red state to a purple one, due to the increase of Hispanic voters and the shifting attitudes of suburban women. As a result, the state now was two Democratic senators, and a Democrat won the presidential election here for the first time in decades,

    Gradually, the state is becoming a little more normal, but the article below proves that there are still more than a few wacky Republicans in office here.

    https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/jon-stewart-calls-arizona-the-meth-lab-of-democracy-in-response-to-trifecta-of-wild-west-legislation-6635528

    Another Republican wack job, Mark Finchem of Oro Valley, recently criticized Lowe's resorts for cancelling a fund raiser for Senator Josh Hawley, who led the charge to overturn the results of the presidential election.

    https://www.azcentral.com/viewpoints/laurieroberts/

    On top of that, there is strong evidence that two Republican congressmen, Paul Gosar and Andy Biggs, helped to plan the January 6 assault on the nation's capitol.

    For now, the Republicans still hold a slim margin in the state legislature. However, if present trends continue, that could easily change in the 2022 elections.

    Jon Stewart will be pleased.

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    In a sign that there are still rational people in Arizona, the siblings of both Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar have gone on record that they want their siblings expelled from office.

    https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/arizona/2021/01/20/rep-andy-biggs-brothers-andy-spread-election-fraud-lies/4235799001/

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    May be not Arizona, but they refuse to expel Cruz as well as Hawley; I happened to see Cruz on Biden's inauguration. How does he have the hypocritical guts?.
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    E.J. Montini reminded us this morning that the Republican Party in Arizona has been crazy for a long time:

    Crazy isn’t anything new to the Arizona GOP.

    Back in the 1990s a kooky segment of the party turned on Barry Goldwater.

    Yes, that Barry Goldwater.

    The Barry Goldwater. In those days the founder of the modern conservative movement, then retired from the Senate, continued to do what he always had done: Speak his mind.

    Goldwater's response to their criticism?

    “You know something, I don’t give a damn.”

    https://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/ej-montini/2021/01/25/arizona-republicans-have-been-crazy-before-censure-goldwater-mccain/6697724002/?itm_medium=recirc&itm_source=taboola&itm_campaign=internal&itm_content=BelowHomepageFeed-FeedRedesign

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    Republican state Rep. Mark Finchem kicked off his campaign on Monday against Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs. The term-limited Finchem played a major role in instigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and was a leader in the effort to steal Arizona's Electoral College votes for Donald Trump after he narrowly lost the Grand Canyon State to Joe Biden last fall. Republican lawmakers have resisted widespread Democratic calls for Finchem's expulsion from the legislature over his involvement in those efforts to overturn democracy, while voters in his Tucson-area district are trying to mount a recall election against Finchem.
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    The heading is like "Wohan" were the virus started; if Arizona is the "Meth Lab for Democracy". Sorry it is an mess; as all over the place in this country.

    The only simple solution is to make sure that with "elections" you get people who are "qualified" for the job, as well get properly screened for any such job. But yeah "money" drives it , not "brains". Mostly you see the "person" did raise that much money; nothing else counts. Just escaped from the "nuthouse" does qualify you for sure, if you did raise/stole enough money.

    An "Meth lab for democracy" never existed in this country, because it is and stays an island which does not accept anything from the "outside" where they already invented Democracy long ago; even Canada is doing better in this respect.

    I've got the feeling that they here don't even know what the word means; because "money" and corrupt lawyers here screws up anything what could be called Democracy. Amen