Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
Regular readers know that I am not enamored with Blue Dog Conservative Democrats – why would any voter choose a knock-off (Republican-Lite) when they can choose the genuine article? Give them a real choice.
It's not a trick question, but Blue Dog Conservative Democrats can't seem to understand the question. Wha?
So I only half-heartedly report that former Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick wants a rematch with Hermey, er, Paul Gosar, the dentist who defeated her in 2010 (h/t Hermey the misfit elf who wanted to be a dentist). AZ/DC Blog – Kirkpatrick: I'm running for Congress again, and Arizona Capitol Times » Ann Kirkpatrick announces plans to run again:
Former Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick has confirmed she is running for the U.S. House of Representatives. Kirkpatrick served one term in the House before losing last fall to Republican U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar.
The Flagstaff Democrat tells The Associated Press she is running because the district needs a moderate representative in Congress.
Yeah, see the introduction to this post above. But Rep. Paul Gosar is even more out-of-touch:
Gosar’s campaign released a statement Wednesday saying voters have already rejected Ann Kirkpatrick’s liberal voting record and they will once again in 2012.
A "liberal"? Seriously? I know that Tea-Publicans are to the right of Attila the Hun, but that does not make a Blue Dog Conservative Democrat a "liberal." That makes you, Mr. Gosar, a radical extremist on the political spectrum.
Mr. Gosar, as he has been taught by the right-wing media, is using "liberal" as a pejorative slur.
My personal favorite for this race, and I have not had any conversations with him about it, this is only my opinion, is former state representative Chris Deschene, who ran a good race for Secretary of State in a tough year in 2010. It is long past time that Arizona, for the first time, send a Native American to Congress. This district represents the Nation. Think about it, Marine. Oorah Semper Fi! Let us know what you decide.