Sinema Tweets Support Of HR1 While Upholding Main Obstacle To Its Passage

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) expressed her full-fledged support of the For The People Act Thursday night, noting that she was a cosponsor. 

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Sinema Tweets Support Of HR1 While Upholding Main Obstacle To Its Passage

In return I’ll consider proclaiming my “support” for her while funding a primary opponent.


Manchin is the best we can hope for in West Virginia, but Sinema can be replaced by someone better and should face a primary challenge if she does not shift her position on the filibuster.


I know it’s still early for 2024, but who’s primarying this twee little performative showboating pain in the ass?


[“Sinema is one of two senators, along with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), who has publicly maintained opposition to doing away with or changing the filibuster. She’s been fairly taciturn on her reasoning though, recently telling reporters on Capitol Hill that she had no comment on the topic for them, laughing that she ‘loved their enthusiasm’ when they kept pushing for specifics.”]

Denying the vote to American citizens is not a laughing matter.


Again, we’re dealing with hypotheticals. Words are cheap. Actions speak louder.

Until this comes to a vote, we really have no idea where ANYone stands on this.

Did we learn nothing from following the polls in the last two elections? People lie; people prevaricate; people say one thing and do another.

This is the same scenario. I’m not willing to, literally, take anyone’s word for it - the proof is in the vote with an actual ‘yea’ or ‘nay’, thumb up; thumb down.

Nothing matters prior to that.


Republicans have gone from objecting to minorities and the young registering to vote to objecting to letting them vote or counting their ballots.

So Sinema is actually following proper conservative etiquette on this matter, as well as her position on the filibuster in the Senate.

Just don’t let registered voters or Senators USE their right to vote.

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“Sinema” would be a killer name for a porn site.


She seems a little too caught up in her own cute little performances. When McCain did the public thumbs down (\without a nod to McConnell) he was saving their health care, not killing their chances of a living wage. The same with the purple hair.


If Dems party leadership and political junkies don’t think black Americans aren’t gonna take notice that it’s white Dems from mostly white states that are refusing to prevent republicans from putting up hurdles for black people to vote when it’s within their power to do stop them, ya’ll in for a very rude awaking.


I was happy when we managed to get a blue senator in Arizona, not so much now. Kind of wonder if she is going to have a primary challenger more in line with what I thought she was in the first place.


When you have a place that’s broken and not working, and many would say that’s the Senate today, I don’t think the solution is to erode the rules,

But when the rules are the means by which the Senate is broken, they need to change.

C’mon, Senator Smurfette, use that mass of cells between your ears.


How do you square “I think the solution is for senators to change their behavior and begin to work together” with “When you have a place that’s broken and not working, I don’t think the solution is to erode the rules.”?

McConnell has demonstrated since January 20, 2009 that he and his caucus will not change their behavior and begin working with the Democratic side of the aisle. He is playing by the current rules and his “leadership” is a direct cause of the Senate being “broken and not working,” so unless you erode the rules you cannot expect anything to change for the better.


It works equally well for a certain political party that I cannot name for fear of being sued by a PR firm.


Or a very affirmative Mexican colonic provider.


She and Meghan McCain both have hairdressers that absolutely hate them.


Regular reminder that Sinema’s approach is actually unpopular in Arizona:

57 percent of Arizonans support the For the People Act

A plurality of Arizona voters support ending the filibuster to pass the For the People Act. 46 percent are in favor of this, 42 percent are opposed, and 11 percent aren’t sure.

Democratic voters aren’t thrilled with Senator Kyrsten Sinema, and it’s dragging her approval down. Like Joe Biden, Sen. Mark Kelly’s favorability rating is slightly underwater at 41-45 percent. But Sinema’s favorability is much worse at 27-44 (-17), driven mainly by Democrats only approving by 40-36.

We should primary Sinema because she’s committing political suicide in Arizona.


I do not think we will succeed in ending the filibuster entirely, but I’d be fine with requiring a “talking filibuster” as before. (I’d be happy to lose it, but Manchin is apparently going to prevent that.) Passing HR1 is a “bill” worth dying on.


“Sinema” would be a killer name for a porn site.

Nice. There are times when she definitely has the look - which is okay with me.

But she’s onboard. Now President Joe has to continue working on Senator Joe.

Meanwhile, there’s no end to the bloodshed.

It’s how we operate here in the U.S. of A.