Feathered Bastard

SB 1062 Uproar: Can Arizona Democrats Capitalize on It in November?

Update 2/26/14 5:59 PM: Jan Brewer Vetoes SB 1062

Back in the dark ages, Republicans used to be all about the economy, stupid. A chicken in every pot, a home-entertainment center in every living room.

Take, for instance, our last great Republican president -- William Jefferson Clinton. He demonstrated that a Democrat (in name) could be pro-business, and during his presidency, the nation enjoyed eight years of peace and prosperity.

Sadly, the GOP long ago abandoned the putative goal of economic prosperity for the mental mud-wrestling of ideological politics.

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Stephen is a former staff writer and columnist at Phoenix New Times.
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