Kelly Ward and Andy Biggs to share a stage with a Noted Anti Semite.

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They never learn.

They never think.

They never go to the side of decency.

Arizona Republican Head Kelly Ward and Congressional District Five Representative Andy Biggs will once again cater to the fringes of the Trumpican Party (a case can be made that the Republican Party that Lincoln helped start no longer exists) and share a stage, as the Phoenix New Times reports, with noted Anti Semite (and former Fox commentator, now an investigator for the conspiracy theory loving Judicial Watch organization) Christopher Farrell at the First Annual America First Luncheon.

Is this the Arizona Republican Party of Barry Goldwater, Jane Hull, John Kyl, and John McCain? For that matter, is this the Republican Party of Fife Symington or Evan Meacham?

Republicans have moved so far to the right that known anti-Semites and White Nationalists (borderline Nazi’s) are welcome with open arms at events. Even before the KKK endorsed candidate emerged and won an Electoral College victory in 2016, America First, for those who studied history, referred to an American World War Two movement that emphasized Anti Semitism, xenophobia, pro-Fascist sentiments, and isolationism.

Remember last April, both Ward and Biggs spoke at a Gilbert event where representatives of both the extreme Patriot Movement and Arizona Patriots attended.

They apparently did not learn from the condemnation they both received after that event.

 

2018 Congressional District Five Democratic Nominee and 2020 candidate Joan Greene

Democratic Congressional District Five 2018 Nominee and 2020 candidate Joan Greene, upon hearing about this upcoming event, issued a statement, commenting that:

“Anti-Semitic incidents in Arizona increased by 23% in 2018, the third year in a row with an increase of such incidents. Andy Biggs is supposed to be our leader and keep us safe, but instead, he is affiliating with extremist groups and conspiracy theorists. It is unacceptable for an elected member of Congress to spend time with individuals and groups that fan the flames of hatred, particularly at this moment in our country. 

 The people of Congressional District 5 deserve better, and together we will build a stronger and more inclusive community.”

 The Citizens of this state deserve better than Ms. Ward and Mr. Biggs.

When will the people in their party finally say, “Enough is enough?”

When will the party of Lincoln return?

 

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David Gordon
Living in Arizona since his family moved to Tempe from New York in 1982, David Gordon has three degrees from Arizona State University and the University of Phoenix in History, Political Science, and Secondary School Administration. A highly qualified Social Studies instructor and Certified School Principal, Mr. Gordon owned his own charter school, Grand Canyon College Preparatory Academy from 1997-2016. The school served students in grades 6-12 in the East Valley of Maricopa County. Many of the graduates of GCP earned college credit for free while still attending high school, some completing the first year of college before graduating. Among the speakers at the school's graduations were noted figures in Arizona Politics like Harry Mitchell, David Schweikert, Juan Mendes, Andrew Sherwood, and John Huppenthal. Mr. Gordon also participated in the revisions of the Arizona History and Social Studies standards. In January 2017, Mr. Gordon started the political blog Twenty-First Century Progressive Bull Moose. It has a global following and routinely comments on the political events of the day. Mr. Gordon also helps administer the Facebook page Living Blue in Arizona. He is also currently writing a series of Young Adult science fiction novels which incorporate the themes of time travel and its impact on history. Mr. Gordon is very happy to be asked to join the Blog for Arizona team and hopes to spread the progressive word to make Arizona a better place for everyone.