The first rule when running for office is not to insult the constituents you mean to represent, a rule Democrat Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema violated long before she filed to run.
A video from a 2011 Netroots convention shows Rep. Sinema targeting the state of Arizona, which she’s running to represent in the US Senate, calling it “the meth lab of democracy.”
— The Senate Majority (@NRSC) October 12, 2018
The video clip was gladly shared by the National Republican Senate Committee, and adds to what is proving to be a really bad week for Sinema.
Ala Hillary Clinton and her infamous “deplorables” line, addition footage uncovered by conservative journalists captured the candidate denigrating Republican voters in Arizona, calling them “crazy.”
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) October 11, 2018
“Over the past several years, people would watch what’s going on in Arizona and be like, ‘Damn, those people are crazy,’” Sinema says in a leaked video of a speech she delivered seven years ago to the Texas Stonewall Democrat Committee.
“Is it something with the water?” she then asks. “No, the water’s fine, we stole it from Colorado. They’re called Republicans.”
And this all came after a new poll showed frontrunner Republican Martha McSally increasing her lead over Sinema, a one-time Green Party activist, to six points — 47 percent to 41 percent.
Turns out, Sinema was not shy about her “crazy” assessment, even tweeting about it back in the day, as seen in a tweet from McSally’s campiagn.
“Kyrsten Sinema is unfit to serve, ” the caption read.
— McSally For Senate (@MarthaMcSally) October 12, 2018
“If Kyrsten Sinema thinks Arizonans are ‘crazy’ and the state is the ‘meth lab of Democracy,’ then no one is stopping her from packing up and relocating to the liberal utopias of San Francisco or New York where her socialist ideas will fit in better,” NRSC spokesman Calvin Moore said Friday, according to the Washington Examiner. “This wasn’t just a one-time, poorly thought out joke, this is a clearly established pattern where Kyrsten Sinema has openly mocked Arizonans and proven she has no respect for the families or voters of this state.”
Yep, it appears Big Mo is heading in the opposite direction than the Democratic candidate.
In fact, if you listen to social media users, “She is toast.”
She is toast. https://t.co/3afCf88lXl
— JWF (@JammieWF) October 12, 2018
You could even say that her beleaguered campaign is tanking:
— JFH (@JeromehartlF) October 12, 2018
Here’s a sampling of other responses from Twitter:
— Send Trudeau To Mars (@GrahamPink) October 12, 2018
has anyone told her she is running for a senate seat in arizona cause im not to sure she is aware of it
— robert l menikheim (@bobbymenjr) October 12, 2018
— Mac Stoddard (@MacStoddard) October 12, 2018
This will appeal Democrats tho. This is how they think and they'll love this! https://t.co/G2PCJFxxSt
— Boomerleaks (@notwokieleaks) October 12, 2018
Wow! #Arizona voters…. is this what you want representing you in Congress? A US Senatorial candidate calling her own state a "Meth Lab of Democracy"? #AZSen #midterms #midterms18 https://t.co/CN0Xo5EThk
— Christopher Walker (@CSterlingWalker) October 12, 2018
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