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Grijalva: Bring 'dark money' donors into the light

Money has taken over our political process. Big corporations and high-rolling political schemers tell us everything is still mom and apple pie, and there's nothing to worry about. There's no reason we have to accept the choices the very wealthy few in this country are making for the rest of us. (with video)
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Jun 27, 2012, 12:01 pm
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Hey Raul, you want transparency, why don’t YOU put up or shut up? Why don’t YOU start being transparent?

Tells us why you can some of your fluff boys pull up Ruth McClung campaign signs.

Explain to all of us how someone who calls for an economic boycott of his own state gets re-elected to Congress.

Explain your true feelings about illegal immigration. Explain your true feelings about border security. Tell us whether or not you recognize the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.

Come out and give us a straight answer as to whether or not you think this region rightfully belongs to Mexico. I’d love to hear you talk about that.

Does the following look like someone who is interested in transparency?


This guy’s hypocrisy knows no limits.

Jun 29, 2012, 11:02 am
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Brett, what is it about brown people that you don’t like?  The food? Music? Religion? Heritage on this land for longer than your ancestors?  Are you harboring some kind of deep down redirected angst against European oppressors of your own ancestors? (Romany, Irish, Basque?)

There is absolutely nothing wrong with the descendents of MesoAmericans helping their culture survive the systematic genocide of manifest destiny.  It doesn’t mean that you personally want them all wiped off the map, or even that a group of people like you want that.  It simply means that the institutions of our (US) past and current political climate aren’t conducive to accepting that other cultures have the right to exist, despite what the base of the Statue of Liberty says.  And that statue doesn’t apply to many of these people.  They were annexed as a result of two immigrant governments’ agreements.  Just living their lives, growing squash and corn and along comes someone to mark a line saying this is Mexico and that over there is the US.  If you are Apache, we will kill you.  Have a nice day.

There is nothing wrong with brown people choosing who they want to represent them in the political fracas that affects them.  You have that right.  Why shouldn’t they?  If you don’t like U.S. Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva, vote against him.  If he wins, and it chaps your butt, move to a different district.  Otherwise, contact his office and tell him how you want to be represented.  He may not do that, because he may have several thousand more people who contact his office and counter your desires. If you don’t get a hearing, I’ll come stand next to you to demand you be heard.  And I disagree with about 90% of the stuff you print.

Jun 29, 2012, 11:56 am
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Can’t correctly spell a name when it’s right in front of you. Almost lost me…

what is it about brown people that you don’t like?

...and now you totally lost me. I understand that liberalism 101 teaches to baselessly label someone a racist in the absence of a valid argument, but that doesn’t mean I have to be baited by it.

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