Govt bureaucrat hobnobs with Dem powerbrokers in DC
Democrat Ron Barber is not letting any grass grow under his supposedly non-political feet. Yesterday a Washington, D.C. fundraiser hosted by and headlining Nancy Pelosi collected checks from a virtual who’s who of liberal Washington interests. Among those funneling money into Barber’s campaign was none other than radical Raul Grijalva who actually advocated boycotting Arizona– a state he represents in Congress.
So much for Barber’s claim of “not being a politician.”
His skimpy website is missing an issues page — carefully spooning out only limited liberal pablum to those from whom he is requesting financial contributions. But this disingenuous quote stands out, “I’m running for Congress because we need someone who will put politics aside to solve problems for the people of Southern Arizona.”
If these actions are indicative of his claimed desire to “put politics aside,” Ron Barber would do better running for congressional comedian than someone representing the needs of Arizona’s citizens.
This on-target quote from NRCC spokesman Daniel Scarpinato sums up Ron Barber’s duplicity:
“Barber didn’t waste any time claiming the support of Pelosi and Grijalva, two politicians who have done nothing but destroy Arizona’s economy. So what’s next on Barber’s checklist? Easy: Block American energy production, grow the size of government, and continue supporting ObamaCare.”
Ron Barber, 66, is a lifelong government bureaucrat. Prior to joining Gabrielle Giffords’ office as her district director, Barber worked for AZ state government since 1976. Now he has filed to run in the June 12, 2012 special election to replace Giffords.