Watch online Clean Elections debates for LD 2 and LD 9 House races

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Arizona’s Citizens Clean Elections Commission is hosting debates in the contested races for the August 30 primary.  In case you missed them, here’s the links to the two recent Democrat House debates in Southern AZ:

June 21:  LD 2 House:  Aaron Baumann, Rep. Rosanna Gabaldon, Daniel Hernandez Jr.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CokUpY6EFc&list=PLQ-LFUP9g3FGPla4nENEUITVEmV8wzlx5&index=2 (already has 163 views)

Two of these candidates will face off with Republican LD 2 Rep. Chris Ackerley in the General election.

June 28: LD 9 House:  Rep. Dr. Randy Friese, Pam Powers Hannley, Rep. Matt Kopec

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT1p58_Y5DQ&list=PLQ-LFUP9g3FGPla4nENEUITVEmV8wzlx5&index=1 (has 12 views)

Two of these candidates will face off with Republican challenger Ana Henderson, political newcomer, in the General Election.

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Different Worlds: Inside and Outside the Team Democrat Thought Box

Inside the thought box of the Democratic Team, things are coming together well.

Our job, team Democrats know, is to win elections. We must defeat the Red Sox Trump. That requires loyalty. Sanders can’t stay home just because he’s not captain.

Thinking inside the box has advantages. You can invoke aphorisms like “politics is the art of the possible” and feel smugly supreme. As long as the answer lies inside the box, your thinking won’t be far off.

Until it is.

You see, thinking inside the box robs you of perspective.

Consider how Trump is viewed from inside the Democratic Team box. He’s what Republican election strategy has wrought. By appealing to voters through dog whistles for decades, the Republicans ultimately unleashed the horror of Trump. They have only themselves to blame.

Team Democrats thus see themselves as blameless for the rise of Trump. Their champion, Hillary Clinton, is of course the antidote to Trumpism.

Outside the Democratic thought box, however, things look different. Outside the box thinkers see Trumpism as a global phenomenon. They see Team Democrats as part of the problem, not the solution.

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Let Freedom Sing on the 4th of July

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★A Star Spangled Celebration★
July 4th 2016, 3 pm at Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd. Tucson

USA CLUB SEATING
Front/Middle sections:
$25/person donation

GENERAL SEATING:
$10/person suggested donation
Kids 8 and under Free!

Get Tickets Here! (online website)

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Benghazi!!! witch hunt is a bust

The House Select Committee on Benghazi!!! (aka the “Get Hillary” Partisan Witch Hunt Committee) has finally concluded, the longest congressional investigation in U.S. history — longer than the Kennedy Assassination, COINTELPRO, Watergate, Iran-Contra, 9-11, all of them — and it is a bust. House Benghazi Report Finds No New Evidence of Wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton:

BenghaziEnding one of the longest, costliest and most bitterly partisan congressional investigations in history, the House Select Committee on Benghazi issued its final report on Tuesday, finding no new evidence of culpability or wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton in the 2012 attacks in Libya that left four Americans dead.

The 800-page report delivered a broad rebuke of the Defense Department, the Central Intelligence Agency and the State Department — and the officials who led them — for failing to grasp the acute security risks in Benghazi, and especially for maintaining outposts there that they could not protect.

Everyone but Congress itself for failing to adequately fund the security needs of State Department posts. What a convenient oversight.

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