Independent Arizona voters for Richard Carmona — and the problem with Tea Party Jeff Flake and his extremist endorsementsby Dee Dee Garcia Blase on Sep. 22, 2012, under 2012 Arizona Elections, 2012 United states senate races, Independent voter centrist moderate swing vote, Women Voters
Arizona Independent voters are tired of partisanship and Party politics. In fact, too many Arizonans and Americans forget too easily how Jeff Flake
was part of the obstructionist Tea Party group in 2011.
Independent voters are raging mad at our U.S. Representatives who play the partisanship game instead of taking care of Americans first.
Indeed Jeff Flake was part of the Tea Party Republican group who did not want to work on a bipartisan deal that would have affected the entire global community. Flake voted against a BIPARTISAN deal to prevent default created by our American Government. The House finally passed the bill 269 to 161, earning the support of members from both parties to win approval.
While Jeff Flake was part of the obstructionist Tea Party group who refused to work in a bipartisanship fashion, a CNN poll found that the reputations of members of Congress, and Republican leadership in particular, suffered in the wake of the debt crisis talks.
Only 41 percent of people questioned say the lawmaker in their district in the U.S. House of Representatives deserves to be re-elected – the first time ever in CNN polling that that figure has dropped below 50 percent. Forty-nine percent say their representative doesn’t deserve to be re-elected in 2012. And with ten percent unsure, it’s the first time that a majority has indicated that they would boot their representative out of office if they had the chance today.
Read more here.
Jeff Flake is one of those representatives who deserve to be booted out because Independent voters like me are sick and tired of career politicians.
Now the outsider Tea Party Extremist DeMint is stumping for Jeff Flake. In addition to being endorsed by Tea Party extremist queen via Sarah Palin, by his own admission, it appears Republican Jeff Flake wanted to identify with being Tea Party earlier this year.
So why do I believe we ought to give Senate Candidate Richard Carmona a go at it?
The answer is simple: Richard Carmona has a bipartisanship background. Indeed Carmona was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2002, Carmona left office at the end of July 2006 upon the expiration of his term. After leaving office, Carmona was highly critical of the Bush administration for suppressing scientific findings which conflicted with the Administration’s ideological agenda.
That’s independence, amigos.
Carmona has the spinal fortitude to blow the whistle while utilizing scientific evidence and finding despite toeing a Party line. As a result of that, registered Independent voters should take notice. Americans should rely on facts, evidence and scientific findings despite what the Party says.
Jeff Flake has already proven to succumb to the Tea Party rhetoric, with his many reversals on positions he used to stand for — and Flake has proven to us that he is driven by polls and not issues.
Independent voters are ISSUE driven, and not Party driven — hence, my support for Richard Carmona for Arizona U.S. Senate.