Union-backed Stanton already sells out to Obama

Democrat Greg Stanton was sworn in as Phoenix’s 52nd mayor this past Tuesday. In his speech, he promised those often repeated but elusive qualities of “transparency, openness and inclusion.”

Talk is cheap. His oversized transition team, which he claims “looks like Phoenix,” doesn’t.

“Over the past year, I came to understand that not everyone was in my corner,” he solemnly acknowledged . “But for the next four years, I will be in your corner.”

“Especially,” we imagine him mumbling under his breath, “if you’re a far-left Democrat or unionist.”

Greg Stanton has been exposed for the unsavory company he keeps.  Read more here. Yet after winning the election, his phone was ringing off the hook with congratulatory calls from uber-liberals. President Barack H. Obama and former Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, now the chieftain of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security expressed their elation.

A giddy Stanton was quoted as saying that Obama told him Arizona is an important state to the White House and that he (Obama) looked forward to having a good relationship with (Stanton) as we deal with issues in the state and western United States.

 Stanton responded by telling Obama “I look forward to having a good working relationship with you, and the White House and our congressional delegation.”

Only the delusional would think he meant the entire delegation.

There you have it folks. Clear as a bright, sunlit morning. Phoenix is in Obama’s sights and Greg Stanton can’t wait to be accommodating.

The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, the AFL-CIO’s Maricopa Area Labor Federation, America Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Professional Firefighters of Arizona, Iron Workers Local 75 Political PAC,  — along with numerous other unions — have long supported Greg Stanton. And for his part, Stanton has  been a longtime supporter of  big labor. It’s a perfect fit.

Look for the union label.

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10 Responses to Union-backed Stanton already sells out to Obama

  1. Fed Up says:

    Greg Stanton is a slickster and committed leftist who will make us long for the days when the nitwit liberal Phil Gordon was mayor of Phoenix. Republicans need to upend the system that keeps this type in the halls of power running our city. They are all cozy with the unions and the unions — teachers, firefighters and police, among them — get the vote out. For some reason city elections are never the focus of conservatives, and they need to be. After Jennifer Wright lost the primary, we ultimately ended up with no choice other than having to support a McCain operative for mayor over the much worse Stanton. How about looking to the future NOW, and grooming an outstanding Republican challenger to run? It’s not too early. It is imperative.

    • ABO says:

      you have hit the nail on the head. Wes Gullett, who promoted himself as a conservative, was anything but. The result was that there was absolutely no enthusiasm behind this candidate. The councilmen races (District 1, District 5) had viable candidates, but they had no mayoral coattails to ride on. Our side stayed home. We have to start NOW to find someone and make sure we don’t split the conservative vote (like what is going on in the presidential republican primary) so that a moderate who nobody is particularly excited about ends up being the nomine.

  2. AZ Conservative Guy says:

    Fed Up:
    There’s not a scintilla of difference between what you wrote, and what I intended to write. You’re flying right over the target. And where are the Republican organizations as far as recruiting candidates, raising money for them and giving more than lip service to getting the vote out when it comes to city elections? The focus can’t just be on county and state races. We are the nation’s sixth largest city and in a border state where Phil Gordon did all he could to ensure “sanctuary city” status for the illegals he continually pandered to, (when he wasn’t giving out huge and lucrative contracts to his sister and brother-in-law and his own girlfriend). Let’s not replay this pathetic scenario during the next election. We can’t afford this insanity.

  3. MacBeth says:

    Question:
    The Republican Party has both state and county offices and apparatus. Who looks out for the city? I know these elections fly under the cover of being “non-partisan” thanks to liberals who implemented these sneaky policies, but let’s face facts. EVERYONE knows what the party afflilations of these closeted liberals are.
    I had to give credit to Jim Waring and Jennifer Wright for clearly letting voters know they were Republicans. Waring had spent his entire career at the legislature before getting on the Phoenix City Council, so his affiliation was well known. Mayoral candidate Jennifer Wright was a political unknown before getting in the race, and had no apparatus in place for raising money, but I give her a lot of credit, and hope we haven’t seen the last of her. As I recall, the word on her signage was “Conservative.” Good for her!!

    • Blackbeard says:

      Good question, MacBeth. Neither the County nor State GOP have the city elections on their radar, as the Democrats do. How about getting a Phoenix GOP office up and running? This is very important and we are doing a piss poor job of addressing it. Now we have a mayor getting phone calls from Obama and Napolitano. He is the worst president in my memory and she was by far the worst Arizona governor. The unions supported her all the way, carrying her petitions, putting up her campaign signs and raising money for her runs. I actually saw firemen in my neighborhood wearing dark blue tee shirts with the white fire department logo hammering in Napolitano signs.

    • Angee says:

      Right now it’s urgent to make sure the corrupt Maricopa County
      Board of Supervisors does not get re-elected. Starting with the
      illegal alien’s front of the parade marcher; corrupt Mary Rose
      Wilcox. She is still using the term “immigrants” Ignoring the
      fact that those who came here illegally are not immigrants, they are illegal aliens! But as long as she doesn’t admit the real name, she can still claim ‘discrimination, racism’ -even though Mexicans are not one race.

      Mary Rose and the rest have got to be replaced. But MRW more than ever. She does not represent her constituents, only
      the illegals: Enough to bus them from LA and Tucson to come
      and do their offensive marches, with her up front. the woman is not a professional representative of anything other than herself and her illegal thugs. Her Constituents disagree with her antics
      and lack of respect for the laws of this country. Let’s have an
      educated, intelligent, rational professional person. Throw the CORRUPT, petty, gossipy, excuse for MCBOS in district 5.

      Who will the GOP run for that district?

      • Sigmund Freud says:

        Mexicans, Latinos, Hispanics…whatever the name of the day, none of them constitute a race.

        Anthropologically, there are but THREE races: Caucasoid, Negroid, and Mongoloid. Mexicans are a mixture of Spanish Europeans, Indians (mongoloid) and, in some cases, Negroid. They are not a race.

  4. TeaPartyPatriot says:

    Those who go to bed with dogs wake up with… even more disgusting d-cRAT socialists.

    • Overtaxed1 says:

      Please don;t equate dogs with RINOS. I sleep with my dog and she does not contaminate the field nearly as much as the RINOS
      in our party. It is the RINOS that assure a win for the democrats when they can’t have their way. When ALL the Republicans get behind a real conservative we will have a chance to win. What do you expect when one looks like a Hobo and the other looks like a clean cut business man! People don’t think, doesn’t matter what the food tastes like if it looks good. Romney will be a prime example of this fact.

  5. Annie O. says:

    Frankly, I think Stanton will get along just fine with McCain and Flake, more of the delegation than perhaps you think! Witness how well McCain and Flake worked with Janet N. on Prop. 200 back in 2004…..