The drawn-out race for the Arizona Senate seat vacated by Mr. Popular himself Jeff Flake has finally been called with a concession announcement by GOP Rep. Martha McSally. Leading by 38,197 votes as of five p.m. Monday, Dem Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema secured a seat that many painted as pure red; and she did it by appealing to centrist and independent voters. But would this have been the case if her true views were known? Did Sinema pull the wool over the eyes of voters in a merciless strike for power?
Speaking to gathered supporters, Sinema told the admiring crowd:
“I am so honored that Arizonans chose our vision of a better Arizona, and now it’s time to get to work. Arizonans had a choice between two very different ways forward. One focused on fear and party politics, and one focused on Arizona and the issues that mattered to Arizona families.”
Pretty words no doubt, but they do not chime with either the words she herself uttered to undercover Project Veritas journalists nor with the impressions her campaign staff have of her motivations and real policies.
She was elected on “issues that mattered to Arizona families,” Sinema says with a straight face. Yet Madison Snarr, the Senator-elect’s campaign field organizer, suggests otherwise. “She had to play centrist to move up, become powerful,” she says on camera. “She’s going to vote for the interests of Arizonans … whatever the f*** that means.”
No, these are not the words of Sinema herself, but they are directly from one of the people who presumably know Sinema’s real politics best of all. And it gets worse.
Sinema’s Campaign Manager, Michelle Davidson, was caught on camera stating that “we can’t talk about an assault weapons ban. We can’t, right?” Is this indicating that the Democrat winner is in favor of a ban on so-called assault weapons, but is reluctant to speak of it for fear of losing centrist voters?
A Complicit Media
Can you remember a time when a secret recording of a politician showing their true positions in opposition to their public utterances would have been newsworthy? Especially during an election campaign? The complicit media have decided not to run these videos. One can only assume that they had an agenda that would be threatened by a little truth.
CNN – No Coverage
MSNBC – No Coverage
ABC – No Coverage
WaPo – No Coverage
We have entered a realm where liars and lies are accepted and protected by the Fourth Estate, and where narrative has taken place over substance. The concerted effort of a supposedly free press to limit the information available to people they serve is almost Orwellian in its scope and breath-taking in its hubris.
Now more than ever is it necessary that open sources of media are available to all. The mainstream press cannot be relied upon to provide neutral information, information that may be uncomfortable for certain political parties, or even cover events that are important enough to shape the very future of the nation.
But as Martha McSally tweeted, “I’m grateful to all those who supported me in this journey. I’m inspired by Arizonans’ spirit and our state’s best days are ahead of us.” Let’s hope she’s right.