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Obama, Grijalva reelected, Barber/McSally too close to call

Gloomy mood at local GOP gathering, Carmona concedes Senate race

U.S. Rep Raul Grijalva, on his way to a sixth term with a win over GOP challenger Gabriela Mercer, said "the people of Arizona are essentially decent and good people." While Democrats cheered loudly at the news of Obama's reelection, while local Republicans booed and broke up their party early.
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Nov 6, 2012, 9:32 pm
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“You can’t win” in Arizona with “anti-immigrant rhetoric,” (Grijalva) said.

Hey asshole, she IS an immigrant!!! Hello? No matter how much you want it to be, walrus, very, very few people are anti-immigrant. The term you’re looking for is anti-ILLEGAL-immigrant. But, once again, Grijalva figuratively yells fire in a crowded movie theater.

I legitimately don’t understand how anyone thinks Grijalva is a good or worthy congressman.

Nov 7, 2012, 12:51 pm
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... Agreed!  How can a congressman who calls for a boycott of his own state get re-elected?  Oh yea, by pandering to the uneducated and keeping them dependent on the government, while telling them that “Whitie” is respondsable for their problems.

Nov 7, 2012, 4:39 pm
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I’d like to add another comment…

This summer, I wanted to vote for Carmona, and I was really looking forward to doing so. But, as I watched his campaign his stock with me just dropped further and further to the point where I just couldn’t pull the lever for him. Not voting for him was a difficult decision, but I made it with a clear conscience.

I firmly believe that how a candidate conducts his/her campaign speaks directly to his/her character. This is why I’m such an outspoken critic of Gabby Giffords/Ron Barber, and of course the human walrus (yes, that is an ad hominem attack that I make proudly). How am I supposed to believe “yeah, I’m just a liar during the campaign, but I’ll be honest the rest of the time…”?

To be fair to Carmona, I’m sure he was following bad advice and approved bad ideas that weren’t his. And, why not? Stretching the truth during campaigns has not only been forgiven by the electorate around here, but also rewarded. I guess what Carmona’s handlers didn’t understand is that, while the statewide electorate can be gullible, it’s never to the point of Southern Arizona.

When you’re the candidate, the buck stops with you, and you’re responsible for everything your campaign does, good or bad.

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