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EnvelopeWhat does it say when your fundraising crew decides they need to bribe me with a dollar just to open the envelope? No, there is not one clue on the envelope, front or back, hinting at the candidate.

In the bright Arizona sun, this sign’s white and orange wash out and are barely distinguishable. The typeface makes it worse. Driving by, you will barely catch the name. Nevermind the office and the party. If you stop and walk up to the sign, you will finally find the office, but not the party.

Is this the sign of a serious, confident candidate? Does it match a campaign and candidate avoiding seriously engaging the party’s primary voters?

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  1. Sisyphus (hears Xi laughing) Coolidge
    Sisyphus (hears Xi laughing) Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Clifford A. Brown: If you stop and walk up to the sign, you will finally find the office, but not the party.

    The party is not always a selling point.

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    • June 27, 2020, at 4:40 PM PDT
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  2. RightAngles Member

    Terrible 

    • #2
    • June 27, 2020, at 4:57 PM PDT
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  3. Hoyacon Member

    I know next to nothing about Arizona politics, but was originally impressed with McSally because of her USAF service.

    Then she lost to someone wearing a pink tutu. And it’s now becoming apparent that she’s an empty suit–at least the view from afar tells me that.

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    • June 27, 2020, at 5:14 PM PDT
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  4. Matt Balzer, Imperialist Claw Member

    On the one hand, I don’t believe I’ve ever seen orange used in a campaign sign, so points for originality. On the other, maybe there’s a reason it’s the first use.

    I don’t see naming the party as necessary, it’s not like there’s a lot of time to read those things anyway. 

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    • June 27, 2020, at 5:37 PM PDT
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  5. La Tapada Member

    We got a fund-raising request letter from the McSally campaign yesterday. We live in North Carolina!

    • #5
    • June 27, 2020, at 5:45 PM PDT
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  6. Sisyphus (hears Xi laughing) Coolidge
    Sisyphus (hears Xi laughing) Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Matt Balzer, Imperialist Claw (View Comment):

    On the one hand, I don’t believe I’ve ever seen orange used in a campaign sign, so points for originality. On the other, maybe there’s a reason it’s the first use.

    I don’t see naming the party as necessary, it’s not like there’s a lot of time to read those things anyway.

    It’s Arizona. There’s a law or something that the plates have to be orange and things just spun out of control from there.

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    • June 27, 2020, at 5:47 PM PDT
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  7. Tree Rat Member

    La Tapada (View Comment):

    We got a fund-raising request letter from the McSally campaign yesterday. We live in North Carolina!

    I suspect her opponent will have substantial out-of-state funding. Any seat with a chance of flipping becomes a national election these days. The last senator to try to represent his state might have been that Nebraska Kick Back guy who wouldn’t vote for Obamacare until his state was sufficiently bribed.

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    • June 27, 2020, at 5:50 PM PDT
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  8. Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Demo… Thatcher

    Well, at least she is consistent in the drabness of her campaign. Despite this I will attempt to volunteer for the campaign. Tried to do it in 2018 through her website but was never contacted. It’s like she’s not even trying at this point.

    • #8
    • June 27, 2020, at 7:12 PM PDT
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  9. JosePluma Thatcher

    Here in Texas, you can always who the Dims are: No party affiliation on the yard signs.

    • #9
    • June 27, 2020, at 11:08 PM PDT
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  10. The Reticulator Member

    What do you call a RINO who doesn’t even want the name? I’m not saying she is one. I tend to use that term for only a very few Republicans in Congress rather than a catchall for every non-conservative or establishment Republican. But maybe we’ve gone from Republican in Name Only to Republican Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. 

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    • June 28, 2020, at 5:52 AM PDT
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  11. Columbo Member

    Why do U.S. senators from AZ always suck so bad?

    • #11
    • June 28, 2020, at 6:28 AM PDT
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  12. Hoyacon Member

    Columbo (View Comment):

    Why do U.S. senators from AZ always suck so bad?

    Goldwater sucked all of the cojones out of the state.

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    • June 28, 2020, at 8:14 AM PDT
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  13. The Reticulator Member

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Columbo (View Comment):

    Why do U.S. senators from AZ always suck so bad?

    Goldwater sucked all of the cojones out of the state.

    Republicans help build prosperity. Prosperity means urbanization and that means voters who are opposed to Republicans.

    • #13
    • June 28, 2020, at 8:20 AM PDT
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  14. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
    Clifford A. Brown

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Columbo (View Comment):

    Why do U.S. senators from AZ always suck so bad?

    Goldwater sucked all of the cojones out of the state.

    Republicans help build prosperity. Prosperity means urbanization and that means voters who are opposed to Republicans.

    Except that Jon Kyl was an excellent senator and rapidly advanced to leadership, unlike Me Me Me McCain. Kyl walked away, leading to the disaster of Flake, leading to McSally losing to Senator pink tutu, who has carefully left the tutu in the closet since taking office. Serious Republicans have failed to strep forward.

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    • June 28, 2020, at 9:03 PM PDT
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  15. James Madison Member

    So, you don’t like orange. Orange people are viciously discriminated against in the United States. 95% of the press hate them. Save the orange people!

    I like orange… wink, wink.

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    • June 30, 2020, at 2:15 PM PDT
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  16. E. Kent Golding Member

    I want Cocaine Mitch to stay on as Majority Leader. McSally needs to up her game. Probably won’t. 

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    • June 30, 2020, at 4:36 PM PDT
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  17. Doug Watt Moderator

    She’s much more impressive when meeting small groups. She is not a good campaigner. I was not too impressed with a staffer I met when she campaigned against Sinema in the last Senate race. I wish Governor Ducey was running for the Senate seat this year.

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    • June 30, 2020, at 4:49 PM PDT
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  18. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
    Clifford A. Brown

    E. Kent Golding (View Comment):

    I want Cocaine Mitch to stay on as Majority Leader. McSally needs to up her game. Probably won’t.

    Cocaine Mitch is doing a fine job of torpedoing McSally. See Ted Cruz on the Dewhurst primary hit ad that backfired. Mitch and the boys at the National Republican Senate Committee are running the same ad “against” Mark Kelly. Assuming it works like last time, it is driving up McSally’s unfavorable rating twice as fast as Kelly’s, so sinking her.

    That bug is a feature. He and his crew do not want to deal with actually fulfilling the party platform, which would offend their corporate sugar daddies.

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    • June 30, 2020, at 6:21 PM PDT
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  19. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
    Clifford A. Brown

    Doug Watt (View Comment):

    She’s much more impressive when meeting small groups. She is not a good campaigner. I was not too impressed with a staffer I met when she campaigned against Sinema in the last Senate race. I wish Governor Ducey was running for the Senate seat this year.

    Yes, and she has been a much more impressive person in her service as a major and junior lieutenant colonel. If she taps back into her younger self, she wins pulling away.

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    • June 30, 2020, at 6:22 PM PDT
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  20. Housebroken Thatcher

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    Columbo (View Comment):

    Why do U.S. senators from AZ always suck so bad?

    Goldwater sucked all of the cojones out of the state.

    Republicans help build prosperity. Prosperity means urbanization and that means voters who are opposed to Republicans.

    Wait. Didn’t algore push urbanization? Didn’t he want to depopulate the suburbs and get everybody into hi-rise apartments in the city? Musta been a long term thinker.

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    • June 30, 2020, at 6:59 PM PDT
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  21. Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Demo… Thatcher

    Clifford A. Brown (View Comment):

    E. Kent Golding (View Comment):

    I want Cocaine Mitch to stay on as Majority Leader. McSally needs to up her game. Probably won’t.

    Cocaine Mitch is doing a fine job of torpedoing McSally. See Ted Cruz on the Dewhurst primary hit ad that backfired. Mitch and the boys at the National Republican Senate Committee are running the same ad “against” Mark Kelly. Assuming it works like last time, it is driving up McSally’s unfavorable rating twice as fast as Kelly’s, so sinking her.

    That bug is a feature. He and his crew do not want to deal with actually fulfilling the party platform, which would offend their corporate sugar daddies.

    Which ad is this? Do you have a link? Would like to see.

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    • June 30, 2020, at 7:04 PM PDT
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  22. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
    Clifford A. Brown

    Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Demo… (View Comment):

    Clifford A. Brown (View Comment):

    E. Kent Golding (View Comment):

    I want Cocaine Mitch to stay on as Majority Leader. McSally needs to up her game. Probably won’t.

    Cocaine Mitch is doing a fine job of torpedoing McSally. See Ted Cruz on the Dewhurst primary hit ad that backfired. Mitch and the boys at the National Republican Senate Committee are running the same ad “against” Mark Kelly. To be precise, it is the same ad message as was run against Cruz by the establishment GOP candidate in Cruz’s first Senate campaign. Assuming it works like last time, it is driving up McSally’s unfavorable rating twice as fast as Kelly’s, so sinking her.

    That bug is a feature. He and his crew do not want to deal with actually fulfilling the party platform, which would offend their corporate sugar daddies.

    Which ad is this? Do you have a link? Would like to see.

    It regularly pops up in YouTube, as Google sees me in AZ. It has also been on local cable TV feeds. Turns out it is on the NRSC YouTube feed. Google is very happy not to block or fact check this.

    See Senator Cruz tell the story here:

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    • June 30, 2020, at 7:06 PM PDT
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