Arizona Dem Said Stay-at-Home Moms were Leeches on Their Husbands
Ah, Arizona. The state that gave us such RINO Republicans as Jeff Flake and John McCain is beginning to look more like a purple state than a red one. By the time the next presidential election rolls around, Arizona may very well join Florida and Ohio in the swing state category. Right now, it’s probably best described as “light red,” and that means that Republican Congresswoman Martha McSally is forced to fight tooth and nail to keep Flake’s Senate seat from going to the Democrats. One lucky thing in her corner: Her opponent is Kysten Sinema, who, in a vast sea of nutty leftists, is one of the nuttiest.
Over the past couple of months, a lot of weird stuff has come to light about Rep. Sinema. She was not forthcoming about the details of her upbringing. She has referred to Arizona as a crazy state filled with nutjob voters and bizarre politicians. She even once called it a meth lab of democracy. Sinema, who was an outspoken opponent of the Iraq War, once tried to get a coven of witches to join her in an anti-war protest.
And now an old interview has surfaced where she had some not-so-nice things to say about women who choose to raise a family rather than make a path for themselves in the workplace.
“These women who act like staying at home, leeching off their husbands or boyfriends, and just cashing the checks is some sort of feminism because they’re choosing to live that life,” she said an a 2006 interview with a Scottsdale magazine. “That’s bullshit. I mean, what the f*** are we really talking about here?”
Have to imagine that choice bit of phrasing is going to wind up in a McSally ad before the week is out. Democrats: The Party for Women!
Of course, Sinema doesn’t even want to identify with her own party. In an interview with KTAR this week, she was asked if she thought of herself as a “proud Democrat.” She had this to say:
“Gosh, it’s hard to say proud. I’m not sure that people are even proud of parties anymore, because I feel like the parties are not doing a good job. So I would say that I’m a proud Arizonan. That’s something I’m very proud of. And I’m proud of the work that I have done in Washington, DC, and the work I’ve done in the state Senate and the statehouse before going to Congress. But I’m not particularly proud of the parties.”
This may resonate with voters more than her remarks about housewives, but she seems determined to make herself into an island free of attachments. That might help her position herself as an “outsider,” but it’s not going to do much to generate Democratic Party enthusiasm overall. Which may give McSally all the opening she needs to stave Arizona’s blue turn off just a little bit longer.