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How the GOP can lose the City Council forever

Ward-only (only) is what Republicans want. But here's what it means: The GOP is likely to win two seats representing Tucson's East Side wards. There is no path to three. Today, the party needs four votes to control the Council. They're rejecting an election plan that would give them a path to a majority.... Read more»

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Mar 30, 2016, 7:03 am
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Dear Blake,

You are so pompous writing this piece it actually immediately disqualifies you from having one ounce of common sense and objectivity. 

Believable nah, moronic yes, collusion with the Kool Aid Sheeple who vote every election season in the City because a “D” resides next to their name….....a resounding yes.

As a student of History studying objectively my entire life (with many more anos then author), with a specialty in politics, and a degree in Broadcast Journalism from a real School in NY your article is a joke.

The average Tucson voter gets and understands voting by Ward and those ramifications versus a City Wide vote. It’s your pompous, snickering; narcissism is where you go off the rails.

Calling former Mayor Bob Walkup a “Republican” is like calling Bernie Sanders a “Moderate” get real for 5 seconds.

Look around Mr. Morlock how is that former community I lived in, loved, raised a family, and volunteered for many organizations to improve the lives of others for 35 years doing????  Ask yourself how are the roads, how is the economy, how is the #5 rated poverty community in the US, that huge mountain of debt the City is in?  How are all the things that the Democrat controlled City Council are successfully executing on behalf of the “Citizens of Tucson” going?

Maybe if you actually were an objective “columnist”, or even a real “journalist” you would write about what needs to change for a better more improved “quality of life”, “economic sustainability”, “great place to live” Tucson could be if the year in year out democrats removed narcissism and their obsession with maintaining their power structure and keep those Tucsonan’s dumbed down you actually might be positively contributing to the greater good in the “Old Pueblo”.

Just remember there are still good people in Tucson who don’t buy your little vile “let’s make republicans” feel bad piece.  Keeping the “Citizenry Divided” is a whole additional topic that is probably too deep for you.

Oh you are so smart Mr. Blake…........I’m getting a thrill up my leg how much this article really helps and supports the Citizens of Tucson.

Mar 30, 2016, 9:02 am
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Everyone’s entitled to their opinion but you may be interested to know I’ve called out the all-Democratic City Council on politicizing zoning issues, economic development and was all up in their grills during the bus strike. I invite you to read those. The point of the column is to urge Republicans to maintain their viability.
Thanks for reading.

Mar 30, 2016, 9:28 am
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The addition of two “at-large” seats really does look to me like an attempt by the Dems to rig the game to keep themselves in charge. Tucson already has an “at-large” council member….the Mayor. What other reason in the world would they need more for, if not to give themselves an advantage?

Regardless of whether or not Tucson goes city-wide or ward only (BTW, I am very happy to see that they now have to choose one or the other), I would LOVE to see, and be very interested in what would happen, if all mention of political parties were removed from the ballot. How would the voters who look for the “DEM” before they look for the name react? They would curl up in the fetal position and start crying, then start spinning yarns about voter suppression.

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