Sunday, April 25, 2010

Democratic Reps Distancing Themselves From Grijalva's Rhetoric

Gabriella Giffords continues to have run-ins with fellow Dem and border rep. Raul Grijalva.
Giffords’ spokesman C.J. Karamargin criticized Grijalva's call for a boycott of Arizona by conventions:

“The last thing Arizona needs is a potentially devastating blow to our fragile economy.”

Candidates running against Giffords wanted more. 
“I am shocked and disgusted that Rep. Grijalva would call for a boycott of our very own state, especially in these economic times,” Kelly said in a statement, calling on Giffords to “denounce this shameful rhetoric.”

“Gabrielle Giffords should denounce this extreme statement by the man who got her into office and built her political machine," Paton said in a statement Thursday. “We don't need to push more businesses out of the state with this kind of alarmist rhetoric about a bill most Arizonans support."

Grijalva's call for a boycott are another example of his warped view of the political landscape. Every law is not, as he imagines, an invitation to Hate Crimes. And threatening economic apocalypse as an elected representative is not an intelligent response. Grijalva is acting like a community organizer, not a representative of District 7. It's time for him to go back to the Barrio.

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