Skip to comments.Martha McSally Announces Transition Team(Jim Kolbe & other RINOS)
Posted on 12/20/2014 1:05:24 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
Retired Air Force Colonel Martha McSally today announced the members who will serve on her Transition Team. The diverse group of experts and community leaders from Pima and Cochise Counties will provide input on hiring decisions and help set up McSallys Arizona Congressional offices to ensure a smooth transition to office.
Its a privilege to work with so many talented and accomplished individuals from our community to get our office up and running, said McSally. Above all, our office needs to work for the people of Southern Arizona. Whether its constituent services or representing the views of Southern Arizonans in Congress, we need the most efficient and effective set-up possible. Im grateful to everyone whos lending their time to help make that happen and look forward to hitting the ground running when I take office.
The Transition Team consists of members from across the political spectrum who bring diverse backgrounds, experiences, and expertise to the group. Short bios for each member are listed below.
Jim Kolbe (Honorary Chair)
(Excerpt) Read more at mcsallyforcongress.com ...
Jeb Bush promised voters she would be to the left of House Leadership.
From an objective point of view, it looks like she has connections with everybody who is anybody is southern Arizona.
A large number of her transition team used to work for her opponent. So I suspect she is insuring that by the next election, the seat will be hers to keep.
FREEPER ACTION ALERT: Any and all communiques w/ the new Congress should include "The List".....you should photocopy it by the gross, and pepper Congress with it ...... including GOPE's, RINOS, etc.
"THE LIST"---The treasure trove of "The Midterm Democrat Demolition Derby" and down-ticket state wins have yet to be fully- mined, but this we know:
<><> REPUBLICANS WON A STUNNING ELECTORAL HISTORY...
<><> midterms were a massive and awesome rejection of liberals;
<><> Landrieu's loss means Southern Democrats control not a single governorship, US senator or legislative chamber,
<><> Democrat losses stretch from the Carolinas westward to Texas,
<><> Of 140 Southern States election districts---110 went Republican.
<><> GOP's House majorities are so huge and solid NBC's Chuck Todd says Dems can't recapture losses until 2022.
<><> Some pundits say Republicans have a 100-year majority;
<><> when the next US Senate convenes, 30 lock-stepping Democrats who voted for Obamacare are gone.
<><> Ark and Ill (Clinton hometowns) have Repub governors---important in a prez race b/c guvs control party machinery.
<><> Unprecedented MINN 6th Congressional district---every single House and Senate district went Repub
<><>GOP now controls the MINN State House.
<><> Ohio's historic GOP statehouse takeover (Gun Control is toast)
<><> Ohio's Gov, Lt. Gov, AG, Secy of State, State Auditor, State Treasurer--all R---Sup/Ct - 6 R/1 D
<><> Britt Hume: "latino vote is zilch"---"over-50" is significant 30% voting segment.
<><> Republicans unified control: gov/legislature in 23 states (per Ntl Conference of State Legislatures factoid).
<><> Repub governorships: Florida, Tx, Ill, Ohio, Mich, MD, Wisconsin, NC, GA, Mass. .
<><> GOP has every congressional seat in Arkansas; first time in 141 years...
<><> Environmentalists fogged out---suffered huge losses.
<><> Gun Control Candidates blitzed.
<><> "War on Women" became a ntl joke.
<><> Clinton's politically useless---most candidates they flacked lost.
<><> Montana, So/Dakota and West/VA Dems were forced to retire; no hope of getting re-elected,
<><> An Arizona House recount race went Republican.
<><> AZ Republican McSally wins last open House seat (Dem Gaby Giffords seat),
<><> Repub McSally's win gives GOP 5-4 advantage in AZ congressional delegation,
<><> Repubs hold 247 House seats (Dems 188), the largest GOP advantage since the Truman administration after World War II.
<><> 73 percent of LA's white voters say told they "strongly disapproved" of the president.
<><>Republican Congress holds largest House majority in 83 years.
Obama was politically castrated---only he doesn't know it yet. He should get out while the getting is good.
True enough-—but ABSOLUTELY NO REASON to rollover and play dead.
They need to know what we know...... and that we are in the game for keeps.
She made no attempt to hide her establishment credentials. Her answers to surveys and during debates made it clear she was the most liberal of the Republicans running in Arizona.
I did have to smile at this in one of her team members’ bios:
” she is the founder of Imagine Greater Tucson whose mission is to connect government, stakeholders and community to create community-driven choices for living, working, learning and playing in the Tucson region”
Yeah - just what we send Republicans to Congress for - to “ create community-driven choices for living, working, learning and playing”...
“He was appointed to serve on the Arizona State Board of Education and Border Governors Conference by Governor Janet Napolitano and currently serves as President for the Arizona Mexico Commission and as a board member for Tucson Youth Development, Alternative Computer Education Charter High School, and the Chicanos Por La Causa Tucson Advisory Council.”
Yep! That is what I voted for...oh wait! I refused to vote for McSally!
“...District Scheduler for Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords for 5 years...”
“Mayor Walkup served as Mayor of Tucson for twelve years”
“Sharon Bronson: Supervisor Bronson serves as Pima County Supervisor, District 3, and Chairman of the Board of Supervisors...”
Yes, she is a Democrat.
” The simple reality is that education must be a higher priority. Our economy is changing and regions with the best educational systems will experience the strongest economic growth. This is about more than just money, but appropriate funding is critical to improve educational outcomes.”
“Saucedo is the Southern Arizona Outreach Coordinator for U.S. Senator John McCain. She served as District Aide for Jim Kolbe for 11 years and as Constituent Services Manager for Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and Congressman Ron Barber for nearly 7 years.”
I can hardly wait for McSally to support conservatives in the House...
Oh, well, we knew she wouldn’t be another Sarah Palin. Better to have a little bit of something than a lot of nothing and she represents a swing district anyway.
I would have a hard time supporting her if she represented a securely Republican district.
I’ll wait and see on that. Obamacare won’t be overturned as long as Obama himself is in the White House. I am hoping for the best.
Arizona Conservatives dodged a bullet when Vernon Parker, Jonathon Paton, Wendy Rogers, Andy Tobin, Kirk Adams, Quayle and others lost in one way or another. It would have sent a message amnesty is okay and safe.
When did Jim Kolbe become the 218th vote for Hastert for a conservative agenda?
The Arizona delegation as squishy as it is is much better than the average delegation and Gosar is definitely scared of a primary challenge. The top 3 are always in the top 10. Gosar is much more trustworthy on immigration closer to a Jeff Sessions, Steve King type candidate who varies on fiscal votes.
AZ 8 Rep. Trent Franks R 96%
AZ 5 Rep. Matt Salmon R 94%
AZ 6 Rep. David Schweikert R 92%
AZ 4 Rep. Paul Gosar R 77%
“Kyl and McCain have even stooped to endorse squish Kirk Adams who is challenging eminently more qualified former Congressman Matt Salmon in CD 5. Desperate Adams even recruited 1950s crooner Pat Boone to vouch for Adams commitment to senior citizens.
Kyl and McCain have both endorsed silver-spoon punk Ben Quayle who has only a nodding acquaintance with truth. Congressman David Schweikert, is the man with actual crede”
“CD9 says:Americn Patriot, we need to scream that from the tallest chair, term limits, term limits, vote for Wil Cardon get McFlake out. I can promise all of you, I do not care who screams at me or tries to tell me we need a Republican in the Senate here, I will vote for anybody but Flake in November if Flake wins. “
The way I figured it, her opponent would have been powerless in the minority. In the majority, she is a vote in John Boehner’s pocket to stomp on conservatives. In the end, I could not bring myself to vote for the democrat...but I bet she does more harm to conservatives than he could have.
That’s exactly what a bunch of FReepers said about Raul Labrador in 2010. I think I’ll wait to see what her voting record is like before declaring her to be Gabby Giffords with an R next to her name. (But I’ll go out on a limb and assert that she won’t have as conservative a voting record as Labrador does, given that her district is 20% less Republican than Labrador’s district.)
How do you even meet that many high powered, involved people? I served on a city parks and rec board.
Oh for God’s sake, transition team? Really? Who gives a flying fruit bat’s butt that the last Republican to hold to seat is chairing her meaningless transition team?
So who has a hard on against McSally that they keep attacking her with baseless garbage? Levin? The redstate blog?
Ping to 18. I didn’t even know Rep’s had “transition teams”. This means nothing, nothing. For shite sake Kolbe is the last Republican to hold the seat and he’s the “Honorary Chair”? SO WHAT!!!!???? I ask again, what mouthbreather is on a jihad against McSally that she keeps getting attacked on here for no good reason?
“So who has a hard on against McSally that they keep attacking her with baseless garbage?”
What baseless garbage? It is a release by McSally. Are you suggesting it is a lie?
Are you from the district? Do you now the history of the last few elections? Do you understand how much Kolbe hates conservatives? Do you LIKE having democrats on the GOP transition team?
Do you think McSally is a conservative? If so, why? If not, then why are you pumped up that Boehner has an extra vote for his ideas? She is lining up to be Jim Kolbe in drag. That is not good news for conservatives...
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