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Roisin Ni Fiachra

(2,574 posts)
Wed Sep 29, 2021, 08:59 AM Sep 2021

Activists who helped elect Kyrsten Sinema launch CrowdPAC to fund a primary challenger

Arizona activists have launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for a potential 2024 Democratic primary challenger to Sen. Kyrsten Sinema if she does not vote to end the filibuster or continues to obstruct President Joe Biden's agenda.

A committee of Arizona organizers who have helped turn the state blue since 2018, when Sinema narrowly won her seat, launched the conditional fundraiser to pressure the senator to stop undermining her party's agenda. Sinema opposes the Democrats' $3.5 trillion spending bill, balking at both the price tag and key measures like drug pricing reform and tax hikes on the wealthy and corporations. She has also vehemently defended the filibuster, which has prevented any progress on the Democrats' voting rights legislation as well as a minimum wage increase, immigration reform, gun violence measures, police reform, LGBTQ protections, protections for workers' right to unionize and other bills that have already passed the Democratic-led House.

"It's time to send a message that she can't ignore," the group's CrowdPAC page says. "Either Sen. Sinema votes to end or reform the Jim Crow filibuster this year or we fund a primary challenge to replace her with someone who will."

State Sen. Martin Quezada, a Democrat who is backing the effort, told Salon that for sitting lawmakers, "the only thing that really gets you motivated to start seriously considering changing your views on things is if you are facing a threat to your seat."

https://www.salon.com/2021/09/29/activists-helped-elect-kyrsten-sinema-launch-crowdpac-to-fund-a-primary-challenger/


If Senator Sinema does not support President Biden's Agenda, and continues to work with McConnell to help create a fascist United States, she has less than zero chance of being re-elected in 2024. Her political career will be over, permanently, and she'll end up curtsying to sexist RW pigs at lobbying firms, in her desperate searches to gain employment, until she gives up and accepts a position as spokesperson for the Log Cabin Republicans.
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Activists who helped elect Kyrsten Sinema launch CrowdPAC to fund a primary challenger (Original Post) Roisin Ni Fiachra Sep 2021 OP
So did she pull a bait and switch? I thought she was progressive Walleye Sep 2021 #1
It's an interesting strategy FBaggins Sep 2021 #2
I'm pretty sure President Biden already did his job as my representative, and Roisin Ni Fiachra Sep 2021 #6
She fooled everyone. She was/is a Trojan Horse. brush Sep 2021 #3
Sinema rso Sep 2021 #4
Oops! True Blue American Sep 2021 #5
OMG! They actually used the word fascist. If we could get the MSNBC news Hotler Sep 2021 #7
The clincher was when she had a GOP fundraiser in Texa$. Midnight Writer Sep 2021 #8
John McCain's 'maverick' status only worked because he had conservative 'street cred' pecosbob Sep 2021 #9
My Mom (who has since died) Horse with no Name Sep 2021 #10
No doubt with the deep appreciation of the Arizona Republican Party, brooklynite Sep 2021 #11
A more mainstream Democrat Elessar Zappa Sep 2021 #12
Convince me that what the "activists" are thinking of is a "mainstream" opponent brooklynite Sep 2021 #13
How's Mark Kelly dealing with it? BradAllison Sep 2021 #14
Kelly doesn't support eliminating the filibuster... brooklynite Sep 2021 #15
So he's not making an ass of himself by telling Dems to fuck off? BradAllison Sep 2021 #16
Exactly... brooklynite Sep 2021 #17

Walleye

(31,610 posts)
1. So did she pull a bait and switch? I thought she was progressive
Wed Sep 29, 2021, 09:03 AM
Sep 2021

I can only conclude that her objective is to line her pockets

FBaggins

(27,008 posts)
2. It's an interesting strategy
Wed Sep 29, 2021, 09:07 AM
Sep 2021

"I think you're a fascist-enabling pig and fraudulent 'democrat' that I will never vote for and will fight to replace. Now... can we sit down for ten minutes so I can tell you how I would like you to vote?"

Roisin Ni Fiachra

(2,574 posts)
6. I'm pretty sure President Biden already did his job as my representative, and
Wed Sep 29, 2021, 09:28 AM
Sep 2021

told her in no uncertain terms how I'd like her to vote.

As I did in my email to her. Her reply indicated to me that she was one of the following: A) Ignorant, or B) Stupid or C) Fundamentally dishonest with regard to her knowledge of how her obstruction of President Biden's agenda would have a permanent negative affect on the course of both the Democratic party and democracy in the United States.

rso

(2,294 posts)
4. Sinema
Wed Sep 29, 2021, 09:12 AM
Sep 2021

Sounds good, but it seems that if they push her too hard she could simply switch to the GQP and then Moscow Mitch becomes majority leader, no ?

Hotler

(11,613 posts)
7. OMG! They actually used the word fascist. If we could get the MSNBC news
Wed Sep 29, 2021, 10:33 AM
Sep 2021

crew to start using more and more. Re-brand the repugs as fascist.

Midnight Writer

(22,142 posts)
8. The clincher was when she had a GOP fundraiser in Texa$.
Wed Sep 29, 2021, 11:40 AM
Sep 2021

She is dead meat in a general election. She needs to be replaced in a primary.

pecosbob

(7,630 posts)
9. John McCain's 'maverick' status only worked because he had conservative 'street cred'
Wed Sep 29, 2021, 11:59 AM
Sep 2021

accumulated from decades of toeing the conservative line in Washington. She has no credibility left and appears to be rapidly destroying her chances of re-election.

Horse with no Name

(33,960 posts)
10. My Mom (who has since died)
Wed Sep 29, 2021, 12:11 PM
Sep 2021

Worked tirelessly to get this idiot elected and donated the max to her campaign.
It is sad that she wasted the last part of her life for this loser.

Elessar Zappa

(14,325 posts)
12. A more mainstream Democrat
Wed Sep 29, 2021, 01:34 PM
Sep 2021

can certainly win in Arizona. It’s a purple state, turning more blue by the year. It’s not like the Manchin situation in West Virginia.

brooklynite

(95,645 posts)
13. Convince me that what the "activists" are thinking of is a "mainstream" opponent
Wed Sep 29, 2021, 04:05 PM
Sep 2021

…considering that the biggest complaint is her unwillingness to support the reconciliation bill.

brooklynite

(95,645 posts)
15. Kelly doesn't support eliminating the filibuster...
Wed Sep 29, 2021, 04:11 PM
Sep 2021

And is more moderate than I think progressives would be happy with as their choice.

brooklynite

(95,645 posts)
17. Exactly...
Wed Sep 29, 2021, 04:23 PM
Sep 2021

What people are really complaining about here is that Sinema and Manchin actually say what their positions are. They’re not alone.

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