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Kyrsten Sinema is a Senator from the state of Arizona. She ran as a “Democrat,” but votes along Republican lines. So, which party is receiving her loyalty?
The people of Arizona are extremely unhappy with her performance so far. It appears that I can answer my question by using the most accurate form of measurement in politics: “follow the money.” Sinema refuses to answer questions, especially anything related to “why does she vote against President Biden’s agenda consistently?”
California Congressman Ro Khanna vehemently criticized her attitude and obstructionism on Fox Sunday.
“Why doesn’t she explain herself? I’ve never seen a politician—other than frankly [former President] Trump—who just totally ducks answering the questions from the media and constituents. She’s not clear about what she believes,” Khanna told Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace.
The truth comes from a requirement that all donations to political candidates are reported by the candidates, including the names of those contributors. In recent weeks Sinema received maximum contributions from several GOP supporting billionaires and millionaires. Sinema appears to be a “money whore.” She is not serving the wishes or needs of the people who elected her.
I have stated why I oppose political parties many times, and this is another example. Every voter must thoroughly vet each candidate before giving their vote to a single individual. If not, don’t vote. Uninformed voters are a great danger to our nation. Electing candidates who oppose the needs and wishes of the majority can destroy the future of our country.
The 2020 election was primarily about ridding our country of the worst, most ineffective president in history. Trump accomplished nothing while destroying the first amendment and constantly obstructing justice and the Emoluments Clause. His disdain for the rule of law remains a travesty: a travesty supported by Moscow Mitch McConnell, Kevin McCarthy, and every member of today’s Republican Party In Name Only (RINO).
The election was also about ending the backward direction of America and moving our nation forward into the 21st century. It was about putting white supremacists back into the swamps where they were hiding before having a leader in the White House. It was about job creation, solving our nation’s problems, none of which had been addressed by Trump in four years, renewing our place in the world, and the most difficult of all, reuniting our nation. Trump lost the popular vote by more than twice the number in 2016. The voter turnout was a record, as honest Americans cast their ballots in any way available.
The biggest problem today is Sinema, Joe Manchin, and the entire Trump Party refuse to listen to the American people. Nearly every issue supported by the majority is opposed by right-wing politicians. From universal healthcare to a woman’s right to choose how to address her mental and physical health, members of the once Grand Old Party unanimously oppose those issues. Their primary goal is to protect the bloated profits of large corporations and the offshore accounts of the wealthiest people in our country.
Sinema is opposed to fair taxation, and this is the only issue she has openly revealed. So now we know why: she is a faux-Democrat who believes in the Republican platform.
The American voter must be smarter when they cast their ballots. Unfortunately, it is we who are giving our nation away to the super-rich and their party.
You and I have an obligation to vote, but not just vote for anybody. We must vote for those who will serve us, not only a tiny percentage of our nation’s people.
Op-ed by James Turnage
Daily KOS: Calling Sinema an Obstacle to Progress, 5 Veterans Quit Her Advisory Council; by Katie Edmondson and Luke Broadwater
The New New York Times: Republican Billionares are Pouring Lots of Money Into Kyrsten Sinema’s Campaign; by Lefty Coaster
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