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Martha McSally Wants to Go to Washington to Do… Nothing?

McSally ad
“Warrior woman”, anti-feminist, and perpetual political candidate Martha McSally wants me to “like” her Facebook page. The only reason someone like me might considering “liking” McSally’s page is to keep tabs on what the stealth candidate with no opinions and no ideas is doing.

But I find McSally’s ad featuring an intense, wild-eyed photo of Nancy Pelosi offensive.

Martha McSally and her Warthog

Martha McSally and her Warthog

Let’s face it: Republicans hate Pelosi because she’s a woman who got shit done. Pelosi has been labeled one of the most effective Speakers of the House— ever. Two of the hallmarks of Pelosi’s tenure are the passage of the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, a landmark bill designed to improve the lives of women, and repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. (Seems to me that given McSally’s lifestyle, she would be in favor of both equal pay for women and demise of military’s failed anti-gay policy, but since McSally refuses to express opinions, we can only guess at her true beliefs.)

Compare Pelosi’s record to Do-Nothing House Speaker John Boehner who has presided over the two LEAST PRODUCTIVE sessions of Congress— ever. The least productive Congress (2013) worked 126 days and passed only 15 bills. This year House Majority Leader Eric Cantor gleefully announced that the House of Representatives plans to work even less this year— 113 days. (And they’re worried about welfare recipients getting lazy because they’re “paid for not working”?)

The obvious conclusion is that McSally wants to unseat CD2 Congressman Ron Barber and join Boehner in the House because it’s a powerful job that pays well, it’s got gonga health benefits, and you only work a handful of days per year. McSally has been on the government teet for years– in the military, as a Congressional aide, and at Raytheon. She is the poster child for the military industrial complex. Aspiring to be part of Boehner’s Do-Nothing Congress is right up her alley.

3 comments on “Martha McSally Wants to Go to Washington to Do… Nothing?

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  2. Mike
    April 14, 2014

    Pamela– –For God sakes– –get a life! We desperately need the likes of Martha McSally in Congress to counter the misdeeds of Nancy Pelosi and others in the Democratic Party who are leading this country down a rat hole with their socialistic and other misguided initiatives. Wake up– –before it is too late!!


    • Pamela Powers Hannley
      April 29, 2014

      Why would we elect a candidate who has no opinions? McSally is a stealth candidate. She is hiding her true self.


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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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