Sunday, July 23, 2017

Kelly, Meet Kelli. Oh, You've Already Met?

They're both ambitious women. They're both radical conservatives. Hey, they're both doctors and they'll say anything and walk all over anyone to get what they want.

Ours is the ever odious Tory, Kelly Leitch. No need to rehash her record.  Theirs is Arizona's Kelli Ward, a woman who makes Leitch look like a Girl Guide flogging cookies door to door.

Kelli Ward wants to become one of her state's two senators. She wants her ass in Washington and she'll do whatever it takes to get there.

After losing a nomination battle to John McCain, Ward shifted her sights to Arizona's junior Republican Senator, Jeff Flake, who must win his party's nomination to contest the seat in 2018.

Suddenly, with the announcement that McCain has developed brain cancer, Ward has taken wing - like a buzzard over a wounded critter.

A day after news came out about US Senator John McCain's brain cancer diagnosis, his one-time political opponent urged him to think about his political future sooner rather than later - and expressed interest in the possibility of her taking over his Senate seat.

"I hope Senator McCain is going to look long and hard at this, that his family and his advisers are going to look at this, and they're going to advise him to step away as quickly as possible, so that the business of the country and the business of Arizona being represented at the federal level can move forward," Kelli Ward, who lost to McCain in last year's Republican primary and is now running to unseat Senator Jeff Flake, said during an interview with an Indiana radio station.


In a combative interview Friday with Arizona radio hosts Mac Watson and Larry Gaydos, Ward maintained that should McCain become debilitated, "of course he should step aside."

"I got to tell you, Dr Ward. Have you no shame? I mean, I think this is low class. I think you're kicking the man when he's down, the week he's diagnosed with brain cancer, with really what I believe is a despicable comment," one of the hosts told Ward.

"We can't wait until the 2018 election waiting around to accomplish the Trump agenda, to secure the border and stop illegal immigration and repeal Obamacare and fix the economy and fix the veterans administration," she said. "All those things need to be done, and we can't be at a standstill while we wait for John McCain to determine what he's going to do."


Surprise, surprise. It turns out Kelli Ward's patrons in her battle to unseat John McCain were noneother than Robert Mercer and his hellspawn daughter, Rebekah, a.k.a. "The Blow It All Up Billionaires."


Toby said...

Arizona is a desert. There are way too many people there and they spend way too much time in the sun. It must affect their thinking because so many are angry all the time.

Dana said...

She's a shoe in.

The Mound of Sound said...

The rise of Ward and her kind is behind my decision to avoid travel to the States.

Dana said...

Yeah, I'm not going down there at all any more and there are no circumstances that would compel me.

Lulymay said...

We don't have to cross the 49th to see the same type of thinking in Canada. Wasn't it Harper who opined they should build a wall around Alberta? And isn't it Li'l Jason, son of Harper who has the same mindset as the Tea Party faction? Now he has his new party, best described as "You See Pee" to implement the same type of policies as the Koch boys paid for in the US. The only ideal these types espouse at the end of the day is power, not principles, even if internally they can't stand one another.

The Mound of Sound said...

American political thought often migrates north of the border, Lulymay. The hard-ass, red meat stuff finds a warm reception. We mainly follow the lead of others today. The years when we provided a powerful example for others has waned.