Martha McSally is Bad for Military Families

Martha McSally is Bad for Military Families

Candidates, Defense, Immigration & Border, National Politics
Martha used to say "When you value people, you give them freedom." Martha McSally talking to students at National Cathedral School in 2002. Now she is willing to sacrifice the health and welfare of military members’ families by deploying soldiers at the border, solely for political gain. Using the military in this ploy is disrespectful to military members and their families. The troops are being deployed now, but the caravan will not arrive until January. Will the troops stay away from their families for the holidays *just* to perform this political stunt? Here is a reposting of some particularly important tweets from our account today.   By lying about migrant families to unjustly deploy military at the border, Martha is showing she cares more about her political aspirations than she does…
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Martha is Bad for the Women of Arizona

Martha is Bad for the Women of Arizona

Accurate Representation, Equality
Martha McSally has truly reached a new low. I know. It seems so hard to imagine that the “Let’s get this f’ing thing done” migrant-fear-monger could sink any lower, but she has. This week, Martha McSally has been called to task for her vote to remove healthcare from 44,000 of her constituents in Arizona’s CD2 in May of last year. Her response: expensive ads claiming that she fought hard for pre-existing condition protections. But that is just the first of many to come. The latest ads intended to wash away Martha McSally's terrible voting record aren't even trying to tell the truth anymore. Now, the poster child for self-serving representation is trying to convince young women that she is their champion! I know. I know you know. But do young…
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McSally’s Anti-Immigration Statement Analysis

McSally’s Anti-Immigration Statement Analysis

Fact Checks, Immigration & Border
May 30, 2018 by: Bryna Koch Here in Southern Arizona’s Congressional District 2 we are used to politicians lying about the border and demonizing immigrants to justify anti-immigrant policies, increased surveillance, and wasted money on projects that never really work out. If you are following Representative McSally’s Senate aspirations, you have observed her hard right turn (like her change of position on DACA)--using lies and exaggeration to prove to primary voters that she can be just as hateful towards immigrants as Kelli Ward and Joe Arpaio. Her statement on May 22 to the Homeland Security Committee is a a clear example of how she has abandoned caution and human decency to demonize immigrants in an attempt to justify a hard-line against immigration from the south. In our continued series of…
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Lea Marquez Peterson on MSNBC is McSally 2.0

Lea Marquez Peterson on MSNBC is McSally 2.0

Accurate Representation, Candidates
by M. Chubon May 21, 2018   Lea Marquez Peterson was on MSNBC Sunday and it feels like deja vu. Martha McSally used to also appear on news programs other than Fox, until she went full radical immigrant hater to appear more Trump-like in her run for Senate. Lea is the the favored GOP front runner to replace Martha in Arizona's CD2 and this segment was about the dwindling number of Republican women in Congress. In MSNBC logic, why not have a fake Moderate show up and make fake Moderate statements unchecked? We sent our Candidate Questionnaire to Lea in January. She has not filled it out. So we have to parse out her positions based on statements. This sounds so familiar. She says she is hearing from constituents because…
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Understanding Syria

Understanding Syria

National Politics
Starting Place For Understanding Syrian Conflict. By Janni Simner Apr 20, 2018 After the president authorized airstrikes in Syria, I started sorting through the wide range of responses on social media, only to quickly realize something—that while I knew about the huge toll Syria’s civil war had taken on Syria and its people, I knew less about the war itself: how it got started, how it kept going, who the many groups now fighting there were and how they’d all gotten involved. So I closed my social media apps and started reading. When I returned online, I found myself more well equipped to follow what others were talking about, as well as more equipped to form my own opinions of where to go from here. If, like me, you’re not…
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Arizona GOP Candidate Willing to Go On Record

Arizona GOP Candidate Willing to Go On Record

Accurate Representation, Candidates
Mar 15, 2018 In a political atmosphere that punishes taking stands, we have an Arizona CD2 GOP Candidate that is willing to have his positions on record. And it isn't the front runner, who appears to be laying low in a strategy that is very familiar to Southern Arizona constituents. As an organization, our mission is to educate voters so that they can make choices at the polls based on their values, not the slick PR campaigns that mislead the average voter. We have found that the candidates want to control a narrative that often doesn’t match the reality of their votes and positions. Our purpose is to let people know the truth, in a time when the press is printing/posting press releases verbatim. Or not following up with questions…
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Anti-Consumer McSally

Anti-Consumer McSally

Accurate Representation
Anti-Consumer McSally   Mar 3, 2018 an opinion post by Gail Kanamas Rep. Martha McSally is no friend to consumers.  So far this year, McSally has voted five times for anti-consumer legislation.  The only time she voted pro-consumer was with a unanimous House (HR 4292).  This record tops her count of anti-consumer votes in 2017 and it's only February.  Her votes are consistent with the Republican alignment with big banks and moneyed interests who want deregulation at all costs.  The votes she has taken mostly allow banks and other lenders to roll back consumer financial protections.  Examples include cutting back on record keeping and disclosure requirements for smaller banks which could allow discrimination in lending to go undiscovered.  Other bills she signed onto manipulate information about fees for mortgages that…
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Martha McSally Uses White Supremacist Language to Speak About DACA

Martha McSally Uses White Supremacist Language to Speak About DACA

Immigration & Border
Martha McSally Uses White Supremacist Language to Speak About DACA Jan 11, 2018 As Martha McSally’s anti-climactic unveiling of her run for Jeff Flake’s Senate seat looms, it is important to listen to the rhetoric change  in her carefully crafted persona. For years, her constituents have tried to nail her down on issues important to them. She carefully controls her message resulting in voters not really knowing where she stands on most issues, particularly when her rhetoric doesn’t match her votes. But a particularly disturbing trend began when she decided to run for Senate and “leaked” it to her colleagues over 2 months ago.  Trump, whom she had gone to great lengths to distance herself from, was now her new BFF. Laurie Roberts of the Arizona Republic wrote about it…
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McSally on Michael Flynn- phone in townhall recording

McSally on Michael Flynn- phone in townhall recording

National Politics
Dec 2, 2017 With today's Michael Flynn admission of lying to the FBI and willingness to cooperate with the investigation, suddenly this audio recording of Martha McSally is again relevant. In it, you can hear her say "it's time to move on" after Flynn's ouster. (Heaven forbid we actually look for wrongdoing.) Let's hope Mueller is on it... Thanks to Connor Welton for sharing this recording with us! https://vimeo.com/210868393
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Martha McSally endorses the tax bill, but does she know what’s in it?

Martha McSally endorses the tax bill, but does she know what’s in it?

Taxes
Martha McSally endorses the tax bill, but does she know what’s in it? Nov 28, 2017 Martha McSally was a teenager attending an all-girls Catholic school when Ronald Reagan first took office. The politics of that time had such an impact on her that 30 years later, she described her own political mission as “continuing the tradition of true Reagan conservatism.”   So maybe it’s nostalgia for the Reagan era that explains her current enthusiasm for the Republican tax cut bill. Certainly the Trump administration is relying heavily on ‘80s-era talking points, with chief economic adviser Gary Cohn literally referring to its “trickle-down” effect, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin trotting out the old canard that a big tax cut will “pay for itself” and “reduce the deficit.”   There are…
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