Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Some good news for once

Good news for Tucson and Arizona that the guy who used scare tactics did not win Representative Giffords' seat in the House-- although Ron Barber has two more hurdles ahead before he will have a full term. For me, even as someone with property there but who doesn't get to vote in Arizona, he was my choice, and it wasn't just replacing Giffords with someone who had been on her team. The other guy's lawn signs aimed at frightening elders about their Medicare were disgusting. While he talked saving Medicare, he had also talked earlier of ending it and many other government programs. It's typical for how Republicans do these days-- run with deception.

Ron Barber, who had been a former director on Giffords' staff, will (but as the incumbent since this was filling out her term) have to run in an August Democratic primary and then again in November, but he won this one by almost 7 points which is encouraging for the future.

This election was another watched by out of state as $2.2 million came in for advertising. If Americans would get informed on these candidates, watch debates, read their policy papers, and listen to their speeches, then ignore the fancy ads, we'd all be ahead. That money though is something the media wants which is part of why they like close races... or so it seems to me.

8 comments:

MerCyn said...

The Citizens United Supreme Court decision will eventually be viewed as one of the worst decisions the Court ever made. Meanwhile we have to live with the consequences and the vast sums of money flooding elections.

la peregrina said...

I find this win very uplifting. Maybe the crazies aren't taking over the world after all.

Tabor said...

This successful election does give many liberals a better view of things. Why these discussions have become to bitter, divisive and ugly is so sad.

Rubye Jack said...

I saw this on the news this morning. I was pleasantly surprised.

Kay Dennison said...

I was really pleased by this win!

OldLady Of The Hills said...

I dearly hope he will win again in August and November...!

Taradharma said...

yes! yes! yes!

Hattie said...

I hope your candidate can prevail over all that money.