As if Senator Kyrsten Sinema had not done enough to highlight that she was never a committed Democrat, she used considerable effort to clear up any confusion in a Republican donor-dominated fundraiser earlier this year. She slammed Democrats as “old dudes eating Jello,” (As opposed to the hip, spry, Republican donors) and said that Democrats sat around and talked about how great they are. (As opposed to the Republicans saying that they are trying to save a country that is falling apart.)
What these Republicans don’t know about Sinema is that she expects two things, money, and attention. She will take all that big pharma and oil money, but she’s not going to just fall in line behind Mitch McConnell and be a good soldier. No. She sees a 50-50 type of Senate and will remain independent only to remain important. Principles will never factor into a decision.
From Politico, the last words written about Kyrsten Sinema and any goodwill in the Democratic party:
As she races to stockpile campaign money and post an impressive, statement-making first-quarter fundraising number, Sinema has used a series of Republican-dominated receptions and retreats this year to belittle her Democratic colleagues, shower her GOP allies with praise and, in one case, quite literally give the middle finger to President Biden’s White House.
“Those lunches were ridiculous,” she told a small group of Republican lobbyists at a reception in Washington this year in explaining why she had stopped attending her caucus’ weekly luncheons in the Capitol, according to an attendee. Then she let loose.
“Old dudes are eating Jell-O, everyone is talking about how great they are,” Sinema recounted to gales of laughter. “I don’t really need to be there for that. That’s an hour and a half twice a week that I can get back.”
Please to be fcking off now. Way to treat the people who got you into office, you ungrateful McCain “maverick” wannabe. What a pretender. And in a town stuffed with people very pleased with their performance and power, no one is as self-satisfied as Sinema. Good luck running Independent in Arizona, hun.
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