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Dirty tricks by Radical Ruth

Mysteriously overnight, Grijalva signs along 22nd Street from Star Pass to midtown have been replaced by Viva Ruth signs. I guess her minions were busy on Thursday night.

I wonder if John McCain taught her that tactic, since he is now bankrolling her campaign, letting her use his office, and touring around Southern Arizona with her this weekend. I told you she was a Sarah Palin wannabe.
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18 comments on “Dirty tricks by Radical Ruth

  1. Plain ol'B.O.
    October 29, 2010

    Now that is irony- Since a key member of Raul’s crew, Council member Romero’s husband has just been criminally sited for stealing signs and stupidly leaving them in his car.
    No one said they had the brains to just use her “Graffiti Grant” thugs to do this-type “Chicago-citizen activist” grunt work.

  2. Cruz
    October 29, 2010

    You crack me up, why don’t you ask Ruben Reyes (Grijalva’s Flunky) where he got the Ruth McClung’s signs that were in the back of his SUV.  Just about every McClung sign in Midvale Park disappeared Wednesday night, would like to write about that. 

  3. Cruz
    October 29, 2010

    Hello Pam you there, c’mon out and play.

  4. Plain ol'B.O.
    October 29, 2010

    Let’s not blame this poor ol’ flunky Reyes….
    He was put on the payroll- Typical featherbedding we have come to expect from Raul and his crew- This, after all was supposed to be a “no brainer” 10-20 point gerrymandered, retirement gift to the pixilated KingFish…..

    Well, things got closer, the Washington boys took over and most likely told poor ol’ Reyes to get out of the road and think of something he knows he could do…. The rest  is just handwriting (or graffitti) on the public wall.    

  5. leftfield
    October 29, 2010

    Viva Ruth?  This seems like a most unlikely campaign sign.  It is just incongruent with her image. 

    • recov_progressive
      October 30, 2010

      Yes, as the liberals tell us, we must call the various races by their appropriate races so we can leverage them for identity politics.

  6. jim hannley
    October 29, 2010

    This business about the signs is just so much schoolyard antics. If signs or tv commercials won elections money alone would determine the winner. Fortunately, that is not the case. Elections are won by person to person contact. That is an expensive prposition; much , much more expensive than media costs IF YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR IT. We doubt that Radical Ruth can muster the volunteer support to canvass just one precinct let alone all of them and several times over. That can be done, however if the candidate can inspire people to work for free. Were I Ruth McClung,I would quiver at the thought that Grijalva has hordes of supporters who shw up to walk for him week after week.

  7. Plain ol'B.O.
    October 29, 2010

    Yeah, if ONE staffer swipes two signs each…Imagine the hordes of supporters and what they can do since they are so beholding to the King Fish of the County for their meager handouts such as they are.

    Two general issues with the sitting Congressman….
    How does he square his “enviromental” mantle and the full diapers and empty KFC buckets strewn by the illegals across the fragile dessert?

    How painful was it to actually have to campaign this time and lower yourself to actually meeting your constituents Vs. just controlling them?

    All I know is that if any of McClung’s staff  was caught red handed with stolen property they would be gone THAT day and Raul would have pulled out every race card from the handy but tired old deck.

  8. leftfield
    October 29, 2010

    …full diapers and empty KFC buckets strewn by the illegals across the fragile dessert?

    The full diapers, yes; but there are no KFC’s in the middle of the desert.  Either way, I prefer to have my dessert sans full diapers.

  9. Plain ol'B.O.
    October 29, 2010

    Then you better not support Raul- He seems to tacitly approve the massive littering across our public (and especially) private lands in the name of human traffic
    Next question… How many Democrats would support the “transition to citizenship” if it included a condition (like all felons) of never being allowed to vote? 
    About as many as the number of illegals willing to go thru all the hoops and fines?
    Yeah, about the same number.

    And they  carry them in with them, comprende? Sheez….like the water jugs,  the Uof A School of Law applications, and the directions to the transportation vans to the polls…..  

    • fraser007
      October 29, 2010

      Thats the defination of Immigration Reform.

  10. leftfield
    October 29, 2010

     How many Democrats would support the “transition to citizenship” if it included a condition (like all felons) of never being allowed to vote? 

    It is past my bedtime, but I will make a comment and a suggestion: first, it’s unconstitutional to have different classes of citizenship, so this hypothetical can never happen.  Second, consider googling something like “conspiracism vs institutional analysis”.  You’ve bought into these wild and unfounded conspiracy theories that migrants get everything free and that they will be voting in the election and that you are the victim in all this.  People do get better; you can too.

  11. cochisecitizen
    October 30, 2010

    This could all be eliminated if we adopted Hawaiian style campaign laws: No permanently posted campaign signs allowed. The candidates and/or supporters hold them in their hands standing on street corners during the morning & evening rush hours, waving to the passing cars. If you support the candidate you wave back. If you don’t support them, you ignore them – honking or flipping them off is considered to be in very bad taste.

  12. Bullcrap
    October 30, 2010

    HAHAHA so Ruben Reyes gets caught stealing signs and it looks really bad for Grijalva, so you have to try to manufacture a story about Ruth’s supporters stealing Grijalva’s turd/mustache signs??

    Think about this one for a second… maybe Grijalva is now so hated and reviled in the Hispanic community that they can’t stand to see his turd/mustache signs and everyday people are just taking them down themselves!

  13. Plain ol'B.O.
    October 30, 2010

    It is  hypothetical; The handouts, vans  portion was very possibly a weak joke.
    Felons released have a life long ban on certain activities- including voting, so I’m not sure about that idea of two classes of citizenship.
    Democrats cannot wait for another beholding class/block of voters.
    And I fear no man, Only God.  
    Victimhood is an incidious evil taught by dogs to enslave the weak minded.

    Raul will take his District, it has been set up that way and no one can change that, he is welcome to it. The question is about the ridiculous featherbedding- When he finally kicks the bucket due to all that heathy lifestyle- Will we have to put up with Romero or Glassman?    

  14. leftfield
    October 30, 2010

    And I fear no man, Only God. 

    And I fear belief in a god. 

  15. Plain ol'B.O.
    October 30, 2010

    Romero it is then, as there is No God.

  16. Cruz
    November 1, 2010

    Pam it’s time for you to close up shop

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The Tucson Progressive: Pamela Powers Hannley

I stand on the side of Love. I believe in kindness to all creatures on Earth and the inherent self-worth of all individuals--not just people who agree with me or look like me.

Widespread economic and social injustice prompted me to become a candidate for the Arizona House, representing Legislative District 9 in the 2016 election. My platform focuses on economic reforms to grow Arizona's economy, establish a state-based public bank, fix our infrastructure, fully fund public education, growlocal small businesses and community banks, and put people back to work at good-paying jobs. I also stand for equal rights, choice, and paycheck fairness for women. I am running as a progressive and running clean.

My day job is managing editor for the American Journal of Medicine, an academic medicine journal with a worldwide circulation. In addition, my husband and I co-direct Arizonans for a New Economy, Arizona's public banking initiative. I am a member of the national board of the Public Banking Institute, and I am co-chair of the Arizona Democratic Progressive Caucus, the largest caucus of the Arizona Democratic Party.

I am a published author, photographer, videographer, clay artist, mother, nana, and wife. I have a bachelor's degree in journalism from Ohio State University and a masters in public health from the University of Arizona. I grew up in Amherst, Ohio, but I have lived in Tucson, Arizona since 1981. I am a proud member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson and the Public Relations Society of America.

My Tucson Progressive blog and Facebook page feature large doses of liberal ideas, local, state, and national politics, and random bits of humor. I also blog at Blog for Arizona and the Huffington Post.

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