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Thu Sep 30, 2021, 08:25 PM

The Rude Pundit: Kyrsten Sinema Is Getting Off on This

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The Rude Pundit
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9/30/2021
Kyrsten Sinema Is Getting Off on This


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Which brings us, in a not-so-roundabout way, to Senator Kyrsten Sinema, ostensible Democrat from Arizona, who has never given a single fucking reason for why she's refusing to vote for the Democrats' budget reconciliation bill, other than "I don't like the cost" and not offering a goddamned alternative. The outline of the bill contains a transformative amount of spending on social programs, finally undoing some of the damage that Republicans have done since Reagan gutted the government's role in making people's lives better back in 1981.

And it's also gonna do some good in slowing down the out-of-control train that is climate change. Shit, Arizona faces becoming an unlivable wasteland within 30 years if things don't turn around really fuckin' quickly. Being from, you know, Arizona, you'd think that Sinema might give a fuck about her state turning into a dried up hellhole. But Sinema is too busy sucking down wine (no, really) while gobbling truckloads of corporate donor cash. Those fuckin' quirky-ass outfits aren't gonna buy themselves. Meanwhile, she's met four times with President Biden at the White House and issued a simpering, self-serving statement that essentially says nothing, moving the needle on the bill not a fucking inch.

While pundits and politicos try to figure out what the fuck her game is and what she wants, I can tell you. It's simple. And if you've read to this point, you know what it is: She's totally getting off on this. On the attention. On the rage other Democrats are feeling. On the power. On the way in which she's fucking with the lives of millions of people. Hell, she's probably loving that the people voted for her are ready to support a primary challenger. She's long had a perverse, ego-driven streak of doing shit just to piss everyone off.

You can just picture it: Sinema in a bright kimono on her silk covered bed after a warm bath, using her hand to caress her sopping self to a giant photo of John and Cindy McCain she has glued to the ceiling above her, intoning, "I'm a maverick, too, I'm a maverick, too," over and over, louder and louder, MSNBC on in the background as she hears Rep. Katie Porter tell Lawrence O'Donnell how wrong she is for being an obstructionist. Jesus, fuck, all she needs now is to flip over to Fox "news" and hear them praise her for not backing down and laugh at Democratic in-fighting and she'll have a screaming orgasm. Fuck, finish already.

Maybe then she'll be ready to fucking negotiate like the goddamn politician she's supposed to be. If not, take away the one thing she wants: the much-reduced bipartisan infrastructure bill she so proudly humped to life in an orgy with other bullshitters. Deny her the climax she desires.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 08:50 PM

1. thanks for the laugh (even though the subject is enraging) He has a way with words!

a giant photo of John and Cindy McCain she has glued to the ceiling above her, intoning, "I'm a maverick, too, I'm a maverick, too






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Response to Celerity (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 10:42 PM

11. Former Mormons never are.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 08:58 PM

2. How Rude! She's totally getting off on this. Using her hand to caress her sopping self ...

Jesus, fuck, all she needs now is to flip over to Fox "news" and hear them praise her for not backing down and laugh at Democratic in-fighting and she'll have a screaming orgasm. Fuck, finish already.

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Response to Botany (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 09:07 PM

3. Hey, I even blushed at the first

few paragraphs. I have the distinct impression the Rude One has no use for Sinema.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 09:37 PM

4. K&R

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 09:43 PM

5. I'm so pissed off...that I can only give this one rec!!!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 09:46 PM

6. She ran on the green ticket first🙄

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Response to seta1950 (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 10:15 PM

8. I doubt the Greens have any use for her either

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 10:12 PM

7. She's in it for the publicity, nothing more

She's getting off on the notoriety and her 15 minutes are almost done. Then what is left?

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 10:16 PM

9. Laugh at us all the way to the bank

and then a nice cushy job at a lobbying firm or whatever these people do after being thrown out of office. 6 years seems like a long time for someone like her to be a US Senator.

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 07:13 AM

16. Sinema is using this one term to "cash in" on her senate seat and no doubt she will get some ...

... no work/no show job @ a conservative think tank, Fox News, or sit on the board of directors of
some pharmaceutical companies for between 1/2 a million to 2 million dollars per year and maybe
she will be made a dean or something @ some right wing leaning college or university like Pepper-
dine.

Both she a Joe Manchin have something in common in that they know that there is billions and billions
of dollars that is being made by keeping things as the status quo in the pharmaceutical business and
the fossil fuel industry and those entities are more than willing to have Joe and Kysrten deep their
beaks into those money streams to keep the party going.


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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 10:18 PM

10. Was she this way when she was a US House representative?

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #10)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 11:01 PM

13. She left the Green Party in 2004, when she became a Dem. She was elected to the US House in 2012, &

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moved to the centre, towards the right, in 2013-14, after she was being attacked in her first re-election race. She was very much a lefty in the Arizona House (2004-2010) and AZ Senate (2012) before that.

In 2006, Sinema told a radio host that she was "the most liberal member of the Arizona State Legislature".

She is an ever-rightward-shifting chameleon and opportunist, with no real base political philosophy IMHO.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyrsten_Sinema

Early political involvement

Sinema began her political career in the Arizona Green Party before joining the Arizona Democratic Party in 2004. In 2000, Sinema worked on Ralph Nader's presidential campaign. In 2001 and 2002, she ran for local elected offices as an independent and lost. In 2002, The Arizona Republic published a letter from Sinema criticizing capitalism. "Until the average American realizes that capitalism damages her livelihood while augmenting the livelihoods of the wealthy, the Almighty Dollar will continue to rule", she wrote. She opposed the North American Free Trade Agreement, the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization during this time. She protested Senator Joe Lieberman's unsuccessful 2004 presidential bid, telling the Hartford Courant, "Heís a shame to Democrats ... I donít even know why heís running. He seems to want to get Republicans voting for him. What kind of strategy is that?" (OH THE IRONY!)

While in the Green Party, Sinema was its local spokesperson, working to repeal the death penalty and organizing antiwar protests. She had organized 15 antiwar rallies by the time the Iraq War began. She also opposed the war in Afghanistan. During a February 15, 2003, protest in Patriots Square Park in Phoenix, a group led by Sinema distributed flyers portraying a U.S. servicemember as a skeleton "inflicting 'U.S. terror' in Iraq and the Middle East". In a 2003 opinion piece, Sinema declared that Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush were "the real Saddam and Osama lovers". When asked on a local radio show whether she would oppose someone joining the Taliban and fighting on its behalf, Sinema responded, "Fine ... I don't care if you want to do that, go ahead." During 2005 and 2006, Sinema co-hosted a radio show with 9/11 truther Jeff Farias.

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2014 (the rightward big move)

Sinema ran for re-election in 2014, and was unopposed in the Democratic primary, which took place on August 26, 2014. She faced Republican Wendy Rogers in the general election.

According to Roll Call, Sinema billed herself as bipartisan. This move was seen as a response to her district's voting pattern. It was drawn as a "fair-fight" district, and President Barack Obama won the district by four points in 2012. In September 2014 she was endorsed for re-election by the United States Chamber of Commerce, becoming one of five Democrats to be endorsed by the Chamber in the 2014 congressional election cycle. She was re-elected with approximately 55 percent of the vote, beating Rogers by 13 points.

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In the 215th Congress, whilst still in the US House, she voted with Trump 62.6% of the time.

She and the self-described conservative, forced birther, Republican (John Carter) campaigning/fundraising-for Henry Cuellar (huge Biden critic on immigration and a lead conservadem trying to scupper Biden's $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill in the House now) had by far the highest +/- ratings for all Dems in Congress (meaning they voted with Trump and the Rethugs far more than their districts predicted).

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/congress-trump-score/house/



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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 10:56 PM

12. Holy shit. Rude, for sure, but well written.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Sep 30, 2021, 11:10 PM

14. Maybe some activists need to give her the ACT UP treatment.

I'm there are plenty of evicted or underpaid folks to give her a good yelling.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 05:48 AM

15. K&R

Can someone please talk some sense into Sen. Kyrsten Sinema ?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Oct 1, 2021, 07:19 AM

17. Her body language screams it.

 

As well as her answers to questions.

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