US Rep. Sinema: Ex-Greenie-turned-Dem saved by party switch

Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett reports that the Green Party has been decertified in Arizona because it doesn’t have enough registered party members.  The group was also hampered by the fact that too few Greenies voted in last year’s presidential election.

To qualify for recognized party status, new parties must file 23,041 valid signatures with the Secretary of State by February 27, 2014. The Green Party is attempting to get recertified.

In a bold stroke of political opportunism, Kyrsten Sinema concocted the reconfiguration of herself as a radical Democrat —- facilitating her election to Congress in AZ CD-9 in 2012.

But a decade earlier, in 2002, Sinema lost her initial state legislative race as a Green Party candidate.  She finished in last place, receiving only 8% of the vote.  By 2004, as a newly constructed Democrat — Sinema, a close associate of Janet Napolitano — won a state legislative House seat in the former LD 15, by 37%.  Now she’s a far-left member of Congress.

Although she revels in her unconventional roles as the first openly bisexual and acknowledged atheist elected to the U.S. Congress, Kyrsten Sinema nonetheless became mainstream enough to gain the endorsement of the liberal Arizona Republic and skunk the CD-9 voters.

Her yearly “Cinco de Mayo greeting” in the Communist People’s Weekly World and foul mouthed descriptions of stay-at-home mothers apparently didn’t phase the Dems who dutifully marked the ballot for her.  Recently, transforming herself yet again,  she tried to separate herself from the Obamacare debacle by voting with the GOP.

Sinema will be up for reelection in the upcoming congressional mid-terms. Will the Democrats continue to pay so little attention?

11 Responses to US Rep. Sinema: Ex-Greenie-turned-Dem saved by party switch

  1. East Valley Conservative says:

    The answer to the question regarding whether Democrats will continue paying so little attention is “Yes!” But let’s face it. Republicans are no different. They have elected and re-elected phonies John McCain, Jon Kyl and Jeff Flake. Each of them have cloaked themselves in conservatism immediately prior to elections. Once safely back in DC, it’s frequently impossible to tell them from their Democrat cohorts.

  2. Orion says:

    Kyrsten Sinema is a bona fide looney tune. She basks in outrageousness. She did so while in the state legislature, so her political bent should not have come as any surprise to anyone paying attention. Therein lies the problem. Too many voters don’t. They have no clue who they’re voting for. Women will often vote for women, whether they know anything about the candidate or not. I actually heard someone say that if a person is on the ballot, they must be credible, as if the act of filing papers for elective office provides some sort of a filter.

    Americans have become brain dead thanks in large part to our public schools system that is run by liberal unionists and Obama supporters. This instructive video of the NEA’s legal counsel calling Republicans “right wing bastards” has been seen by many, but obviously not enough. It’s a few years old. so the salaries shown are much higher today.Remember that Kyrsten Sinema also worked in AZ’s Washington school district.

  3. LD 23 PC says:

    The fact that Sinema was elected to congress speaks volumes on many levels. First the Republicans fielded a weak McCandidate, who briefly ran for governor, withdrew and then decided to run for the CD 9 seat. We need to do better than that.

    Secondly, as Orion said, too many women mindlessly vote for other women, without bothering to delve into their actual views. Gender politics is foolish politics.

    The good news is that the Republic’s endorsements don’t account for much anymore. Many the newspaper support lose big time.

    But the GOP needs to smarten up and rein in the numerous candidates from mucking up a single race. It’s a recipe for disaster. That unfortunately appears to be a concept the party leadership is unable to grasp.

    • jake says:

      I agree. While gathering signatures, I was at the Dobson branch of the library and observed an open meeting sponsored by Sinema. It entailed a discussion by U.S. Secret Service agents concerning identity theft. This is the type of programs that she is putting forth to gain the confidence of voters in her district.

      We need a candidate they can look ahead and run a campaign that is more than “I have a letter from President Bush”. Vernon is now talking about running again and, unfortunately, has some republicans coming to his support. Give us a candidate who can speak well, can espouse conservative ideals and will show up at events and we can win that seat in the next election.

      • PV PC says:

        Vernon Parker is not the candidate to take out Sinema. Here we go on another fool’s errand. He is tied at the hip to the McCain faction and although he points to being the mayor of Paradise Valley, he was appointed by the other council members. PV has since begun electing its mayor. What a novel concept in our representative Republic!

  4. ZOO says:

    As many may recall, Kyrsten Sinema first attracted national attention in 2005 after teaming with the ACLU to demand the arrest of Republican establishment chambermaid Sean Hannity.

    Hannity – in an admirable moment – broadcasted his national radio show from the Arizona/Mexico border to call attention to the intentionally porous security then present – as it remains today. During the course of the broadcast, Hannity intentionally stepped over the border and quickly back to the U.S. side, the way any kid (or adult) might do when standing at the intersection of Four Corners.

    Some maintain that he did this by mistake, but it clearly was a pre-scripted choreographed move to demonstrate the ease of doing so. In subsequent broadcasts of Hannity’s show, the antics of Sinema and the ACLU became ‘golden’ fodder for absurdity and ridicule.

    A reasonable person might conclude that this was the end of Sinema’s political career, especially in the Mexican illegal alien’s YMCA of Arizona. While the memory of this incident seemed to rapidly fade, it actually became a building block for Sinema’s future aspirations, garnering much-o support-o with the profiteering open-border lobby, storm-trooping Hispanics, wild-eyed Democrats, and cheap-labor peddling RINOs.

    Fast-forwarding to 2012, Sinema’s move into the newly-configured CD-9 and congressional campaign in the district was no accident. Just as smart retailers have historically said: location! location! location! As I commented here several days ago, the district’s encompassment of Tempe/ASU was an exact fit for Sinema’s demographic appetite. The ultra-concentration of 70,000 young, defiant college students within the district was an ‘early Christmas gift’ to the aspiring Mormon-gone awry.

    What better audience than a town-sized theater filled with impressionable pimple-popping ‘activists’ for a pro-GLBT, pro-illegal alien, pro-Dream Act, pro-amnesty, global-warming alarmist, Communist-associated, rising political star? Perhaps this is why, as another SRAZ member pointed out, Sinema spent comparatively little money on her campaign and did so with a seemingly frozen smirk on her face.

    It seems in her post-election term as a freshman congressman, she had avoided controversy and kept her head low. The exception, as SRAZ pointed out recently, was her alliance with Republicans to vote in favor of the “keep your existing insurance” resolution. She is well aware that the liberal landfill of Tempe/ASU are automatic re-election votes, but the out-of-the-toilet Democratic electorate is in jeopardy under the growing discontent with Obamacare.

    The bad boys from Arizona Capitol Times, as liberal-biased and/or unreliable as they are, recently affirmed her re-election – tacking on ‘she will have to work a little harder – but she is safe.’ This projection is without knowing her 2014 opponent. Time will tell.

    • Sgt. Preston says:

      Excellent analysis, ZOO. I had forgotten about the Sean Hannity border misadventure. Thanks for the memory jog.

      The slimmed down and smoother version of Sinema was easily electable in the People’s Republic of Tempe. They elected Harry Mitchell and now his son, Mark, to run the university town. They even elected foolish Harry to congress, although the longtime party hack was a short termer.

      Another item to remember about Kyrsten Sinema is that through her connections to Janet Napolitano, she was a frequent visitor to the Obama White House and was given a definite boost by the party apparatus when she launched her congressional race. She didn’t just fall off the turnip truck. Sinema has been brought into the fold by powerful internal players. The same is true of Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton. Obama and Napolitano jointly called to congratulate him when he was elected. We disregard these “players” at our own peril.

      • eubykdisop says:

        Oh yeah, and here’s Sgt. Preston, replying to Liberal Obama troll ZOO. The same Sgt. Preston who said that Westnash wasn’t a Liberal Obama troll either and who actually defended Westnash!.

        Ain’t it something how the Liberal Obama troll supporters, who don’t post much, come out of the woodwork when one of their own is being exposed. It’s amazing how clear things become across time.

      • ZOO says:

        Hey Sgt.P – I rarely if ever listen to Hannity, but I happened to be listening that day. Hannity gave a live ‘footprint’ account of his “trip” to Mexico, so it was not a mis-step.

        If you go to Sinema’s perpetual “For Congress” website (Dramamine required), once you get past “Kyrsten’s Kids” you’ll will see Greg Stanton lavished with congrats and praise. I had to push the “Esc” button quickly, but there is likely equal laudatory blurbs to Napolitaco on her recent remake of Rodney Dangerfield’s “Back To School.”

      • eubykdisop says:

        While you and Randy Pullen argued in favor of Brewer’s Obamacare Medicaid expansion, ZOO, Republicans haven’t thrown in the towel, even though Brewer strong armed the legislation through the Arizona legislature.

        “Medicare Expansion Opponents File Suit Against The Governor”

        “By Nick Worth”

        “Thirty-six Republican lawmakers, backed by the Goldwater Institute, filed suit against Arizona Governor Jan Brewer last month in Maricopa County Superior Court.”

        “The nine state senators and 27 state representatives, along with three private citizens, are claiming Brewer is in violation of Proposition 108, passed in 1992, which requires a two-thirds majority of legislator approval before levying any new tax increase.”

        http://www.azjournal.com/2013/10/02/medicare-expansion-opponents-file-suit-against-the-governor/

        So while you and your boy, Randy Pullen, argued in favor of Brewer’s Obamacare Medicaid expansion, and Pullen even advised the Republican leadership to “follow the Governor’s lead”, the battle is ongoing with 36, count ’em, 36 Arizona Republican lawmakers still in the fight!

        On the other hand, Liberal Democrat Raul Grijalva stands solidly with you, Brewer and Pullen, saying this about Brewer’s Obamacare Medicaid expansion:

        “I am proud and very happy that Arizona has taken this momentous step forward. I hope this is a sign of things to come.” – Raul Grijalva

        Yeah, Raul, I’ll bet you hope that this is a sign of things to come as it is part and parcel of “the encroachment of socialism” which SRAZ has written about!

    • eubykdisop says:

      Nice try at making yourself appear to be “conservative” by going after Sinema, ZOO, but it won’t work. We have your number and know that you are a Liberal Obama troll!

      The Liberal Democrat that you DON’T want to talk about is Raul Grijalva. Why is that? It’s because you and your boy, Randy Pullen, hold the SAME position on Brewer’s Obamacare Medicaid expansion as does Communist and radical Hispanic activist Raul Grijalva!

      Randy Pullen, who ZOO supports, on Brewer’s Obamacare Medicaid expansion:

      “Former GOP Chair Randy Pullen: Follow the Governor’s Lead”

      “We now are presented with a similar situation with AHCCCS. Republican leadership needs to step forward and make another smart choice – follow the Governor’s lead. She’s been proven right before!”

      “Sincerely,
      Randy Pullen”

      Raul Grijalva, who like ZOO and Randy Pullen, supports Brewer’s Obamacare Medicaid expansion:

      “Grijalva Statement on Arizona Medicaid Expansion: “Illness Doesn’t Care About Politics, and Today The Simple Facts Have Prevailed”

      “Friday June 14, 2013″

      “Washington, D.C. – Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva released the following statement this morning following the Arizona State Legislature’s passage yesterday of a bill to expand Medicaid eligibility through the Affordable Care Act.”

      “Over the last few years, an ideological governor and Legislature ignored economic common sense and the will of the voters and chipped away at our health care programs. Yesterday they realized that illness and injury don’t care about politics. The simple facts have prevailed, and our state will be much better for it.”

      “The people of Arizona have been fighting for the right to basic health since long before they voted to expand Medicaid in 2000. I’m very glad the Legislature considered the economic consequences of forcing sick people to seek care in emergency rooms and made the right decision. Improving access to quality health care is an issue that should unite people in this country, not divide them. Yesterday’s move unites us.

      “I am proud and very happy that Arizona has taken this momentous step forward. I hope this is a sign of things to come.”

      http://grijalva.house.gov/news-and-press-releases/grijalva-statement-on-arizona-medicaid-expansion-illness-doesnt-care-about-politics-and-today-the-simple-facts-have-prevailed/

      ZOO, Randy and Raul, one night, sailed off in a wooden shoe! The “Tres Amigos” of the Liberal Obamacare Medicaid expansion!

      Give it up, ZOO! You’re busted for the Liberal Obama troll that you are, LOL!