Democrats’ unseemly spectacle
Democrat U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor‘s recent announcement that he would not seek reelection has had an unexpected ripple effect on the political landscape. As the panoply of congressional candidates increases daily, so do the oddities. Not only is the district declared a democrat stronghold, but it also is the sole purview of Hispanics.
Another faction has declared the soon-to-be-vacant seat the purview of homosexuals. Kyrsten Sinema, a self-identified bisexual, as well as a radical leftist, was elected last cycle to represent the newly crafted CD 9. That district is not as safe a stronghold for Sinema as CD 7, causing her to strongly consider abandoning her current seat for Pastor’s. She previously switched parties from the now-decertified Green party to Democrat, so likely considered a district change not such a major shift.
That brought on a flurry of opposition from a group of 15 Hispanic self-appointed ‘leaders’ warning her to stay put and not invade their territory — or words to that effect. Here are a few of them sent Sinema‘s way:
“As your friends, we feel compelled to directly tell you that the recent political rumblings and rumors having you switching congressional seats to run in Congressman Pastor’s seat, troubles us and the Latino community in general, greatly. Latinos represent 30 percent of the population in Maricopa County. In some areas within congressional district 7, the percentage of Latinos is much higher. Currently, there are several Latinos and Latinas who have declared themselves candidates to replace Congressman Pastor.
The candidates’ names are immaterial for this dialogue. What is important is that they are Latinas and Latinos.”
Democrat political consultant Mario Diaz, a signer of the letter was quoted as saying, “I just want to make sure that this playing field is fair and that the rules to the game aren’t changed in mid-stream, and Kyrsten Sinema coming over to this district with a million dollars in her purse really changes the rules of the game.”
Pressured to stay put in CD 9, Sinema has decided not to seek the seat being vacated by Pastor.
Race, which the integration movement of the 1950’s sought to make irrelevant, rears its head again. These days the issue is front and centered by the minorities themselves, building alliances against one another and seeking separatism. Kate Gallego, a newly elected member of the Phoenix City Council was brutalized by black race baiters for being a a “white sham candidate in brown face,” “an interloping political puppet,“ and “a power-hungry white…who not is openly campaigning as white.” Former councilman Calvin Goode wrote a despicable letter to the editor against her candidacy and advocating contrived raced-based districts.
Gallego won despite hateful allegations that her ethnicity would render her incapable of representing all of the citizens of the district. Her husband, state Rep. Ruben Gallego, an “authentic Hispanic,” is now among those announcing their candidacy in CD 7.
To insure his viability in this peculiar race, State Sen. Steve Gallardo, quickly rushed to disclosed his homosexuality — a surprise to few. Rather than being a negative, such revelations burnish his appeal in the odd world of Democrat politics and will likely ensure him a warm spot in the heart of the homosexual promoting Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic).
Such is life on the left.