Tilting the Playing Field

Posted: February 15, 2012 in Arizona Politics, AZ Sen. Russell Pearce, Elections, Sen. Jerry Lewis
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Arizona Republican got their fees fees hurt when voters recalled their nazi-befriending Senate Leader, Russel Pearce. As a result, they have decided to take away the power to recall elected officials.   Proposed Senate Bill 1449 would work like so:  if there were two Republican officials running in a recall election, then only registered Republicans could vote, and vice versa.

The only problem is it defeats the purpose of recall elections, which is to remove someone from office who has strayed too far in one direction or another. This proposed new bill would allow extremists in both parties to stay in office even if the general populace feels they are too extreme. Since Arizona has too many extremists already, I don’t think this is a good idea. However, the GOP has a strangle hold on the State Legislature so expect this idiotic bill to pass (along with the many others that I have skewered recently).   I can only hope that some moderate Republicans, such as Sen. Jerry Lewis who replaced Pearce through a recall election, will stand up and fight this bill. Let’s watch and see what Lewis does, shall we?


  1. The Republicans always try to tilt the playing field around here. Another recent example: Jan Brewer trying to muck up the independent redistricting committee. I can’t believe people can’t see what a ridiculously incompetent state legislature we have.

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