You go Nancy and Joe

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Last week, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and former Vice President Joe Biden showed Democrats how to push back against Republican Talking… lies and disinformation.

First, the Speaker, in a response to Sinclair journalist James Rosen’s question (and popular Republican ) about whether she hated Donald Trump, strongly defended herself and her decision to launch the impeachment inquiry.

The Speaker stated that:

“This is about the Constitution of the United States and the facts that lead to the president’s violation of his oath of office. As a Catholic, I resent your using the word ‘hate’ in a sentence that addresses me. I don’t hate anyone…..So don’t mess with me.”

Later in the day, while campaigning in Iowa. Joe Biden forcefully defended himself and his son when a person at a townhall accused the former Vice President of putting his child in a position to gain access and influence White House Policy.

After the person accused Biden of “selling access to the President,” the former Vice President called the questioner “A damn liar and that’s not true, no ones ever said that and no ones ever proved that….my son hasn’t done anything wrong and I did not on any occasion….”

The day before the Biden campaign, in response to Mr. Trump sulking out of the N.A.T.O. Summit after finding leaders joke about him on vide, put out an ad that effectively showcased the Administrations’s foreign policy shortcomings.

 

While the former Vice President may have gone a little overboard with the questioner challenging him to a pushup and IQ test, his and Pelosi’s reactions are the way to combat Republican fecal matter.

Voters respect public servants that fight for what they believe in. While facts are important, it is also crucial to see officeholders passionately and accurately champion their positions and proposals.

They do not generally approve of candidates that do not defend their views or what they want to do.

That is why it is important for Democrats, especially in swing districts, to defend their support for the Impeachment process. It is good that they tell voters what legislation they are working on but it is also vital that they follow Nancy and Joe’s example in countering the Republican ad blitz and defend that they are doing their constitutional duty in holding individual One to account.

This is the case where the “best defense is a good offense.”

Featured Image from The New York Post.

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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.