The “old” AZ GOP is dead. Cause of death: lack of new ideas that excite, here in the first 2% of the New Millennium, (just being against something is not a strategy) and #2. The clueless inability of AZ’s biz-elite to have ANY KIND of competing media influence in THEIR OWN state, now controlled by out-of-state media.
● Goes double for Tucson, a.k.a. “The Dirty T”; had some very good GOP candidates, who did all the right things, defeated.
● Ditto crazy ballot initiatives passing. The Hard-Left NOW SEES its power to “fundamentally transform AZ”. The wind is at their backs, the “force is with them.”
● Regina Romero was not a fluke; it’s a ‘phase transition’ from doctrine to dangerous.
● Should be very instructive for UN-incorporated Metro Tucson; the Hard-Left is gunning for the AZ Legislature next, and has vowed it will REPEAL ARIZONA’S STRINGENT ANNEXATION LAW.
● Tucson is becoming more of a “zombie city”, kept afloat by government (federal & state)… a “3-G Town” (Govt-Govt-Govt).
● The City of Tucson badly needs the kind of tax $$$ AND offsetting positive statistics from an annexed Catalina Foothills, Casas Adobes, Tanque Verde, Vail, etc. Offsets their awful City of Tucson stats.
● On an adjusted basis, PimaCo has the highest taxes in Arizona; and we’re getting what for it? What are the young people getting for it? Sure isn’t any accelerated career opportunities like ~100 miles north.
● Tucson’s intimidated elite: SALC—Rio Nuevo, etc. …. Apologizing ever more frequently. For what? Actually having an opinion? One has to wonder.
● Can the metro’s unincorporated *CDPs be convinced to incorporate? …. Or more radical solutions? Like whole cities leaving PimaCo entirely. That’s a legal possibility, and why not? Who’d want to stay? Be at mercy of that parasitic ideology?
● Can we not judge them on their past results of the last 30-40 years? Seriously, they have a track record. It isn’t like this is the state of Mississippi, or New Mexico.
● Local political opposition to all this needs to take on a new urgency, and even have a guerrilla political-warfare mentality. Plus (just to clear the air) NOBODY IN THE PHOENIX METRO has ever cared about Tucson; that’s true now more than ever.
Parting Shot: It’s pre-WW2 at a private soiree on the continent, Winston Churchill meets Hitler’s nasty & obsequious Joachim Von Ribbentrop. And after a bit of nonsensical small-talk, Churchill asks Von Ribbentrop, “Mr. Foreign Minister, do you know why the nose of a British Bulldog is rolled-around backward?” VR demurs at such a low-class, crude question….. “so that he can breathe without letting go,” Sir Winston snarled.
Churchill, who is half-American (O’Bozo was clueless), has a birthday this month. 146 years on the 30th.
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Sellers is a South Park Republican who lives in incorporated Oro Valley. His background is federal tech-transfer commercialization. He is still on Facebook, for the time being.