Doubling down: Bob Thorpe’s seatmate, Rep. Brenda Barton, jumps on the social media bigotry bandwagon


By Craig McDermott, cross-posted from Random Musings


I'd say that there must be something in the water in LD6, but it's
Arizona – there just isn't much water there or anywhere else in the

After news broke
that Rep. Bob Thorpe, her seatmate in Legislative District 6, posted
some bigoted tweets, got called on it, and responded by deleting the
tweets and blocking reporters from viewing his Twitter feed, Rep. Brenda
Barton jumped into the fray. 

Apparently, she doesn't feel she has been getting enough attention.  A Facebook post from her earlier today (Thursday, August 15) –


She has learned one lesson already though; she has already blocked her Twitter feed –


Regarding the blacked out names of the people who commented on her FB
post – the names that are blocked are names I don't recognize; so far as
I know, they aren't public figures.  However, John Corey Wentling is a noted gun industry lobbyist.  He's a public figure.

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  1. Thanks for sharing who John Corey Wentling is.

    During the series in the Star about poverty, a man named Buffalo Rick Galeener posted horrible comments about undocumented people.
    I googled his name and found he is on the Southern Poverty Law Center’s watch list and the Phoenix New Times had written several derogatory articles about him. We, in Tucson would have no idea, because we don’t receive Maricopa County news, which is probably, just how the powers that be like it.

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