After the 2012 election, much talk was made about the Republican party's demographic problem and how it can't win elections when it loses so many votes of segments of the electorate that are growing in number, particularly Hispanic/Latino voters. In Arizona, of course, the Republican party has done everything it can to promote hatred, xenophobia, and vile and disgusting anti-immigrant, anti-Mexican, anti-Muslim, homophobic feelings among the uneducated, unenlightened, and uninformed voters of Arizona, so many of whom are older people who've lived their early years in a pretend world that doesn't exist and now seal themselves off from reality in their own gated communities of media and information.
I thought it might be interesting to show the voice of the rank-and-file of Arizona's Republican party, the so-called base, who are the kinds of people who turn out to support the odious Joe Arpaio and the other politicians who have made Arizona either a laughingstock or a pariah in the serious world. So I compiled some of the crackpot posts and comments from some of the blogs that view themselves as the voices of the Arizona Republican party -- not the official party people, who clean up their act, obviously, for public consumption and who may or may not have the decency to be embarrassed by the sentiments expressed in this hateful, ignorant, obnoxious, and utterly stupid comments below.
What bothers me almost more than the egregious comments here is how none of these bigoted remarks were refuted by less crazy Republicans who read these blogs, which also tend to be filled with posts that seem to be from the Arizona Republican party, its local affiliates, and conservative Arizona organizations like the Goldwater Institute. Sad. I thought my re-posting these base (in two senses) Republican voices would serve as a warning to any Latino, Asian-American, young, educated, gay and lesbian, or other people who might buy into what undoubtedly will be a GOP attempt to deal with its "demographics problem."
But I've realized after a few weeks that there is no point to this, and more importantly, that having to read these blogs and their negativity was just too depressing.
After two runs for Congress in Arizona -- in the old Sixth Congressional District as the Green party candidate in 2010, when I got 1.4% of the vote, and in the new Fourth Congressional District as the Americans Elect party candidate ins 2012 -- I've decided to end my involvement in Arizona politics.
I've changed my voting address and voter registration to my home in New York City, to my native Brooklyn, a place where President Obama won over 81% of the vote and where I feel more comfortable. I think Arizona will become a better place -- that the Republicans have lost their supermajority in both chambers of the legislature this year, that the Democrats now control a majority of Arizona's U.S. House delegation are good portents -- in the future, due to the same demographic changes that have caused the national Republicans to lose yet another presidential election. Arizona can return to its oft-forgotten progressive roots and shake off the bad reputation it has among educated people in the U.S. and around the world.
But I need to move on from all the negativity I encountered in Arizona politics. I'll leave this blog up to let people know what passed for the mainstream sentiments among Arizona Republicans in a particular time and place. (If you want more, there's plenty there covering recent years). I'm not young, and I can't wait for Arizona to change. I need to move on to a better part of America where people don't hate so much.
- Richard Grayson
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Dennis O'Brien at Seeing Red Arizona: Americans Were Lulled by NFL Football and "Grey's Anatomy" to Elect Communist Bisexuals and We're Not Supposed to Talk About It Because People Will Say We're Crazy
Dennis O'Brien says: November 18, 2012 at 2:41 pm Euby, An excellent quote to commit to memory. It speaks volumes about the threat we are now facing and the foolish complacency of the populace who are contentedly lulled into submission by movies, sit-coms, reality shows, sports and a good chug on their beers or tokes on their “medicinal” pot. Our children are being undereducated by unionists intent on promoting liberalism, and, as evidenced here in Arizona, we are turning additional Democrats (one an admitted bi-sexual, Communist) into our congress. We have a Marxist of disputable origins in the White House, and are cautioned not to talk about it lest we sound foolish and bring the GOP into disrepute. (Remember the admonitions of Jeff the Flake and John McAmensty?) The fact is, the GOP is in disrepute by virtue of its willing acquiescence to the left.
Posted by Richard at 3:27 AM
Bob Quasius at Sonoran Alliance: Climate Change Something Michael Bloomberg Made Up to Re-Elect Obama and Unlike Normal People, We Republicans Will Never Believe That Shit
Is Michael Bloomberg Channeling Obama and Global Warming to Save His Skin? November 18, 2012 By Cafe Con Leche by Bob Quasius
Global warming Climate change is junk science, just as Obamanomics is junk economics!
Posted by Richard at 3:15 AM
Friday, November 16, 2012
Zoo at Seeing Red Arizona: Letting Hispanics Vote Is a Big, Big Threat to America, Sort of Like the Scary Little Demon Kid in "The Omen" Movie
ZOO says: November 15, 2012 at 4:12 pm Army, Everyone talks about hard-working, apolitical Hispanics who only want to support their families. But as I have posted here many times, this sector is being recruited door-to-door, registered, and talked-through voting on their early ballot by La Raza etal. This makes the race-driven voting of Hispanics, well, a threat to America. Call me what you will, but that is reality and it is now galloping with the help of a GOP circa 2000-2007. Think of it as “The Omen”, delivered cesarean by doctors Bush and McCain.
Posted by Richard at 1:48 PM
Joe Evans at Seeing Red Arizona: Liberal Hatred of Achievers and Job Producers Has Caused an Illegal Invasion of Arizona by -- Guess Who? (Hint: Think Mariachi Bands)
Joe Evans says: November 16, 2012 at 11:34 am The sad fact is that few of the brain-numbed sheep care. They are content with their beer and circuses, as in the once great Roman Empire. They eventually crashed, and sad to say, so will we. The re-election of committed socialist Obama is proof that we are beyond help. Liberals have encouraged hatred of the achievers and job producers. They support an illegal invasion of the United States. The goal is simply winning, regardless of the cost to our liberty or the future of their own children. It is senseless, but borne out by outcomes.
Posted by Richard at 1:44 PM
Tucson Voter at Seeing Red Arizona: An Unnamed Unlawful, Uneducated "Demographic" -- Hint: They Like Chile Con Carne -- Ruin Everything for Rich Arizonans
Tucson Voter says: November 16, 2012 at 10:39 am Why do you think Arizona is in the top five poverty states? Since last week’s election, we keep hearing the word “demographics.” Think an uneducated unlawful demographic. Therein lies the answer!
Posted by Richard at 1:42 PM
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Rambling Rose says: November 14, 2012 at 8:11 pm I am sick of Republicans acting no different than Democrats and telling us we need to welcome illegals into our state and country. These fine upstanding folks take our jobs and give us criminality in return. Let John Shadegg throw open his doors to welcome them. John McCain calls them “God’s children.” He too, ought to take them into his bosom. He’s got an enormous penthouse and 8 other residences sitting vacant most of the time. Jon Kyl and Jeff Flake sing the same tune. Open up your doors, guys!! Move ‘em on in! Just be sure to count the silverware each morning.
Posted by Richard at 2:54 PM