Make no mistake, this was nothing less than a grandstanding move by Ethan Orr. He's a conservative Republican in a moderate Democratic district up for re-election this November.
Ethan Orr? A moderate? NOT! Ethan Orr, being up for re-election this November has been trying for some time to cast himself as a moderate but the reality is that he's far right. Mr. Orr was one of those GOP House members who helped pass through SB 1062 while trying to look as if they were against it. Orr allowed it to pass Judiciary and voted against the half dozen Democratic amendments that would have made 1062 less discriminatory. Ethan Orr brags that he voted against SB 1062 and he did, in fact do just that. Ethan Orr and two other Republicans who are considered weak in their districts voted against 1062 as their "yes" votes were not needed to pass it.
While Orr continues to try to lie his way back into another term by being a self described moderate a few things to consider are that the NRA gave Ethan Orr a 92-percent approval rating. He received a "Zero" rating by NARAL/Arizona Right to Choose and he received a VERY low 18-percent rating by the Grand Canyon Chapter of the Sierra Club for his record on environmental issues. These are not the ratings of a "Moderate".
In January 2013, Mr. Orr joined other legislative Republicans and Governor Jan Brewer in signing a proclamation denouncing Roe vs. Wade. on a document for Cathi Harrod and the "Arizona Center for Policy" (the fun folks who wrote and tried to ram through SB 1062). Further, as a member of the House Judiciary Committee, Mr. Orr this month voted to approve a bill to make it illegal for undocumented immigrants to use any public facility including roads, sidewalks, bathrooms and parks.
Simply put, Ethan Orr is far, far to the right of "moderate". He's pro gun (with no controls), anti-environment, anti-choice, pro SB1070, pro SB1062, pro Center for Arizona Policy and, to be blunt, a big part of the problem here in Arizona.
Doug Martin (owner of KVOI) is an acknowledged and open Teapublican who has repeatedly stood on the position that local government should take its marching orders from big business and NOT the voter. If Doug and his bagger board want to get rid of John C. Scott then I for one will no longer be supporting ANY who advertise on KVOI except for those who support Bill Buckmaster.
I remember back last campaign she NEVER had a platform...this time is the same deal. Martha has one talking point, the A-10 which isn't even a major concern to over 3/4 of the voters in the district. I've watched since last campaign and have yet to see where McSally has DONE anything other than take hikes in the Catalinas with her dog and now we're supposed to vote for her simply because? Unless McSally makes a HUGE turn around I seriously cannot fathom why anyone would vote for her.
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