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Mon Oct 4, 2021, 07:17 AM

Activists ambush Sen. Kyrsten Sinema at ASU over immigration, Build Back Better Act

Source: AZ Central

By Julie Luchetta

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema was confronted by proponents of the democratic Build Back Better bill who followed her as she entered a public restroom on Sunday morning.

A video posted on the Twitter account of Living United for Change in Arizona, or LUCHA, an immigration reform advocacy group, shows activists following Sinema on her way out of a classroom at Arizona State University. After she declines to speak to them, they follow her into a bathroom.

“We knocked on doors for you to get you elected," a woman filming the encounter who identifies herself as Blanca is heard saying after the senator enters a stall. "And just how we got you elected, we can get you out of office if you don’t support what you promised us.”

“I was brought here to the United States when I was 3 years old and in 2010, my grandparents both got deported because of SB 1070," Blanca said before explaining that her grandfather passed away in Mexico two weeks ago and, due to current immigration laws, she was not able to visit him before his death. "I’m here because I definitely believe that we need this pathway to citizenship.”

Read more: https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/arizona/2021/10/04/activists-ambush-sen-kyrsten-sinema-asu-build-back-better-act/5985790001/

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Reply Activists ambush Sen. Kyrsten Sinema at ASU over immigration, Build Back Better Act (Original post)
Omaha Steve Oct 2021 OP
Lonestarblue Oct 2021 #1
Escurumbele Oct 2021 #6
Rebl2 Oct 2021 #17
kacekwl Oct 2021 #2
jimfields33 Oct 2021 #5
abqtommy Oct 2021 #3
Autumn Oct 2021 #7
abqtommy Oct 2021 #9
Autumn Oct 2021 #11
abqtommy Oct 2021 #14
brooklynite Oct 2021 #22
niyad Oct 2021 #4
brooklynite Oct 2021 #8
Autumn Oct 2021 #13
bluestarone Oct 2021 #10
summer_in_TX Oct 2021 #12
Nixie Oct 2021 #20
bluestarone Oct 2021 #23
BeyondGeography Oct 2021 #15
Fiendish Thingy Oct 2021 #16
Autumn Oct 2021 #21
jcgoldie Oct 2021 #18
certainot Oct 2021 #19
samir.g Oct 2021 #24
pfitz59 Oct 2021 #25
cinematicdiversions Oct 2021 #27
lapfog_1 Oct 2021 #26

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Oct 4, 2021, 07:24 AM

1. Sinema needs to hear from her constituents who disagree with her refusal to support Democrats.

If they continue to refuse to drop the filibuster for something as important as voting rights, Democrats will likely lose both houses of Congress in 2022 and Sinema and Manchin will be described by historians as the obstructionist Senators who lost democratic voting for the US. Unfortunately, I don’t think they care what historians think—they care what their rich donors think.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 4, 2021, 08:11 AM

6. "I don't think they care what historians think"...You are 100% correct on this, and that is why

when people say "history will not be kind to so, and so..." I say, when are people going to understand that they don't care? They will be dead by then and won't know or give a crap about what people say about them. republicans live in the NOW, they want to fill their pockets with money, exercise as much power as they can grab, screw as many people as they can, what they destroy is just collateral damage to them and they really don't care as long as they have the money, and the power.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 4, 2021, 09:32 AM

17. Correct

They only care about rich donors and definitely they are obstructionists. If historians say anything about them, it will be they cared more about their rich donors than their poor and middle class constituent’s.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Oct 4, 2021, 07:25 AM

2. Ambush ?

Confronted for an explanation from those that put her in the job why she is behaving the way she is.

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Response to kacekwl (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 4, 2021, 08:00 AM

5. Excuse me but in a bathroom?

I’d be scared if a group followed me into a bathroom alone. There is a time and place.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Oct 4, 2021, 07:26 AM

3. This could be judged to be a divisive op. Good. Keep 'em coming! nt

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 4, 2021, 08:29 AM

7. What is divisive about it?

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Response to Autumn (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 4, 2021, 08:52 AM

9. It speaks critically of a Democrat. That could be judged to be divisive here.

Further I sayeth not, except that I agree with the sentiment.

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 4, 2021, 09:05 AM

11. You should see what is said about any Progressive.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #11)

Mon Oct 4, 2021, 09:14 AM

14. I see a lot of that but that doesn't change our rules here.

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 4, 2021, 10:35 AM

22. Nothing in the rules about criticizing a Democrat. The RULES read:

Do not post disrespectful nicknames, insults, or highly inflammatory attacks against any Democratic public figures. Do not post anything that could be construed as bashing, trashing, undermining, or depressing turnout for any Democratic general election candidate, and do not compare any Democratic general election candidate unfavorably to their general election opponent(s).


I have no personal objection to people criticizing Sinema's policy positions as long as they're realistic about the political setting and the prospects for another Democrat holding the seat.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Oct 4, 2021, 07:28 AM

4. Somebody needs to learn the definition of "ambush".

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Oct 4, 2021, 08:42 AM

8. Let's review...

Did it make Sinema change her mind? No. (nb: if you believe she's being "bribed" by corporate contributions, why would she?)

Did it make her constituents more likely to voter her out of office? No.

Did it make Progressives feel good? Maybe.

All in all, not a lot of value.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #8)

Mon Oct 4, 2021, 09:09 AM

13. I think that people who work and vote to get someone elected and that politician changes their mind

what they campaigned on, those voters lettings their displeasure known to that politician is a damn good thing. All politician should be held accountable by the voters. They deserve no free passes.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Oct 4, 2021, 09:01 AM

10. Not in favor of this type behavior.

I'm as pissed at her as anybody BUT this does no good. (just have this picture in my mind of her SWITCHING to a RETHUG) Then what? McConnell takes over? Come on we DO NOT need this shit right now!

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #10)

Mon Oct 4, 2021, 09:07 AM

12. Totally agree!

Making people feel scared and uncertain for their physical safety is risking them turning to more authoritarian views.

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #10)

Mon Oct 4, 2021, 10:06 AM

20. +1, not even switching to Rethug, just Independent!

Then she’s untouchable, according to the ethos here about Independents. Unless there is a special set of rules for some Independents, but not for others. Apparently, some Independents can buck Democrats and are lauded for it. I wouldn’t doubt if she’s made note of the advantages in following in the Independent footsteps…

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Response to Nixie (Reply #20)

Mon Oct 4, 2021, 10:58 AM

23. ...

True words!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Oct 4, 2021, 09:16 AM

15. Rather naive of her to think she can carry on the way she has with impunity

I’d prefer she enjoy the basic privacy we’re all entitled to, but she has brought this kind of anger on herself. For those of you who are so bothered by this, call Sinema’s office and suggest she use some of her recent fundraising windfall for security. Engaging in offensive one-person political vanity acts and stiff-arming your voters comes with risks.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Oct 4, 2021, 09:26 AM

16. If Sinema won't meet with constituents she should expect more of this

Instead of holding private fundraisers, she should be having town halls to hear from constituents.

Bravo to these activists.

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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Reply #16)

Mon Oct 4, 2021, 10:28 AM

21. Politicians should face repercussion from their voters. I applaud these people and hope to see more.

It's up to the people to hold them accountable and teach them that the people are in charge.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Oct 4, 2021, 09:34 AM

18. Some folks don't like this but

When your representative is not responsive to the constituents who put them there then apply some pressure. You know the GOP damn well does they chased down Lindsey Graham in the airport and that weasel changed his tune on January 6th overnight.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Oct 4, 2021, 10:03 AM

19. so she's at ASU, which broadcasts sport on/endorses rw radio, which attacked immigrants for 30 years

for vatious reasons, including for passing voter suppression. sinema is enabled by that anti immigration constituency.

those protestors could protest the uni itself. and there are at least 87 unis that could be protested for supporting 260+xlimbaugh stations, without which we wouldn't be in this crap. rw radio is what makes a big chunk of the made-to-order pro-corporate constituencies that influence manchin and sinema, whether they are intimidated or enabled by them.

limbaugh croaked and rw radio is goging to falll apart, and so is conservadem power and the GOP. dems could use that leverage with manchin and sinema and con dems if they knew they had it.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Oct 4, 2021, 05:14 PM

24. Keep up the pressure!

Make your voice heard 24/7!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Oct 4, 2021, 05:26 PM

25. Surround her with angry Constituents 24/7

No rest for the wicked. She has violated her oath and promises

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Response to pfitz59 (Reply #25)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 05:31 AM

27. And this differs from the anti mask lunatics attacking schoolboard members how exactly?

The people who pul these kind of stunts deserve censure and other repercussions.

No matter what their so called side.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Oct 5, 2021, 01:33 AM

26. Biden needs an aide like Josh Lyman

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