Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona
She didn’t offer any specific ideas– just plucky prepared platitudes– a la Sarah Palin at the 2008 Republican Convention.
Blah, blah, blah, BOYCOTT!
Blah, blah, blah, I’M A ROCKET SCIENTIST! (Actually, she builds bombs at Raytheon.)
Blan, blah, blah, TAX CUTS FOR EVERYONE!
McClung is a Palin wannabe– a pretty young woman (age 28) who can deliver the party line with fiery styling. It was completely obvious that McClung was reciting prepared speeches– after all, the hosts of the debate (Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Arizona Public Media, ASUA, and Pima Community College Desert Vista Campus) distributed the questions in advance.
Several times during the evening, she forgot her script and stumbled around for words– not as badly as Jan Brewer– but it was still obvious. Regardless, the rowdy Tea Party section of the standing-room-only audience ate it up.
Although McClung panders to the Tea Party with her “let’s sit around the kitchen table and figure out the family budget” hogwash, she is a puppet of the Republican Party Machine and financially backed by them. Here is an except from the Republican Majority Campaign website. [Emphasis added.]
…the Republican Majority Campaign PAC fully endorses, stands behind, will fund-raise and campaign for Ruth with the fullest and utmost vigor we possess.
El temblando racista de (the quiverying racist of) Tucson, Sr. Grijalva, must be defeated at all costs. He is the first to call the race card at every turn. He is the racist, not we conservatives. He believes in, sponsors and promotes “La Raza” (the Mexican race) while we conservatives value all races equally. We have heard his silly racist name calling for decades now and it is time the electorate of the 7th Congressional District of Arizona tells him to shut up, go to Mexico City and cash in his race card where it may bring him five centavos.
We urge you to work hard, get in the trenches and fight and bring home victory of the glory of the United States, Arizona and Ruth McClung.
Meet Raúl Grijalva: Mexico’s “unofficial” Congressman from Arizona’s 7th district Grijalva is Mexico’s “unofficial” Member of Congress! This is the man who stabbed his constituents in the back by organizing an economic boycott of his own state, because he disagrees with the tough new anti-illegal alien measure signed into law by Governor Jan Brewer.
If you want to know what McClung stands for check out her answers to Center for Arizona Policy questionnaire from the Tucson Weekly.
S means support, O means opposed, and * is a comment on original survey. The only comment McClung made was regarding internet gambling and that she needs more information before making a decision.
S 1. Replacing the current federal tax code with a flat tax or national sales tax.
S 2. Enforcing federal laws vigorously against obscene hardcore pornography.
O 3. Legalizing voluntary euthanasia.
S 4. Allowing parents to use tax credits, vouchers, or educational savings accounts to enable children to attend any public, private, or home school.
S 5. Amending the United States Constitution to define marriage as between only one man and one woman.
O 6. Setting a government cap on carbon emissions, requiring companies to buy emissions credits, and allowing them to trade any leftover credits (called “cap and trade”).
* 7. Prohibiting internet gambling.
S 8. Protecting healthcare workers from being required to perform procedures that violate their moral or religious beliefs.
O 9. Federal judges relying on laws of other countries when interpreting the laws of the United States.
O 10. Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in discrimination law.
O 11. Requiring employers to recognize a union without a secret ballot election by their employees (called “card check”).
S 12. Prohibiting abortion except when it is necessary to prevent the death of the mother.
S 13. Passing state laws that authorize local law enforcement officials to enforce federal immigration laws.
O 14. Repealing the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which states that marriage is the union of one man and one woman and declares states do not have to recognize same-sex marriage from other states.
O 15. Using human embryonic stem cells for research purposes.
As Grijalva noted at the end of the debate, this sure looks like the party line to me. Do we want to send another member of the Party of NO to Congress?