Barton Needs To Resign

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Editor:

One has to give credit to Tea Party Republican Brenda Barton. She acknowledged that President Obama is a very strong leader who will not bend to the anarchist Tea Party members who are determined to hold the country hostage for their own misconceived political purposes.

The president is exactly the kind of leader we appreciate, strong and caring, determined to look after the welfare of the entire country rather than for his own political interests.

But Barton threw herself over the cliff by resorting to fake history and outrageous comments. Her tirade brought serious damage to the entire state and she discredited herself as a state representative for the Payson area.

Since the days when she and other Republicans maligned the entire state by passing S.B. 1070 to deprive Latinos of constitutional rights, the state has been the victim of economic wounds, thanks to her Tea Party colleagues in the Arizona Legislature.

Remember how many speakers on national television and late night comedians mocked the state of Arizona a few years ago after Tea Party Republicans passed S.B. 1070 in 2010? For months we became the laughing stock of the entire country. And it stayed that way until the Supreme Court declared the Tea Party efforts unconstitutional.

But it wasn’t so funny when the state economy suffered hundreds of millions of dollars from lost tourists, canceled conventions, and businesses choosing other destinations. At least 14 cities across the country announced boycotts of the state.

The Center for American Progress released a study in late 2010 indicating that more than $141 million in visitor spending was lost just in the months immediately after the law passed — all because Tea Party Republicans have no respect for the U.S. Constitution.

After the poisonous Tea Party’s S.B. 1070 was signed by Governor Brewer, it took millions of our tax dollars for the state to reposition itself in an effort to restore the state’s image. Things have been getting better ... until Brenda Barton decided to reignite the crisis.

Barton’s ludicrous comments have gone viral and have again made us the laughing stock of the nation. National news broadcasts and late night comedians are again mocking Arizona. But this time Barton’s paranoid rants have specifically brought disdain on our wonderful Payson. How do we conduct damage control to recover from her detrimental publicity?

For years Payson community leaders have been struggling to present Payson as a great place to live. As a result we are seeing a fine lineup of new businesses in town with the promise of more to come. Realtors are going to the Valley to promote housing opportunities in Payson. The new university project will bring a renaissance to Northern Gila County.

But Barton casts aspersions on all those efforts by being a Republican representative who is out of control, resorting to irrational behavior.

How can someone who acts like that represent the good people in our area?

We are not intemperate, irrational and mal-informed people in this community. Her ugly behavior has stripped her of all credibility. More than that, she has brought shame to our entire community.

Adding insult to injury, Ms. Barton does not even live in Gila County.

She took a temporary place here just for purposes of running for office.

She did not live here before she ran for office, nor will she remain here after she leaves office. Her home, her husband and property are in Safford, Graham County, in southeastern Arizona.

Before she does any more damage to our community, she needs to do the right thing. She needs to resign as a state representative and go back home to Safford. The people of Payson, Republicans and Democrats together, will protect and restore the community’s good reputation without her interference.

Raymond Spatti

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don evans 11 months ago

This will make your head spin. What's the odds? Part 1

Any one of these 'coincidences' when taken singularly appear to not mean much, but when taken as a whole, a computer would blow a main circuit if you asked it to calculate the odds that they have occurred by chance alone. Sit back, get a favorite beverage, and then read and ponder the Obama-related'coincidences' ... then super-impose the bigger picture of most recentevents i.e. Fast and furious, Benghazi, the IRS scandal and the NSA revelations ... then pray for our country.

Obama just happened to know 60's far-left radical revolutionary William Ayers, whose father just happened to be Thomas Ayers, who just happenedto be a close friend of Obama’s communist mentor Frank Marshall Davis, who just happened to work at the communist-sympathizing Chicago Defender with Vernon Jarrett, who just happened to later become the father-in-law of Iranian-born leftist Valerie Jarrett, who Obama just happened to choose as his closest White House advisor, and who just happened to have been CEO of Habitat Company, which just happened to manage public housing in Chicago, which just happened to get millions of dollars from the Illinois state legislature, and which just happened not to properly maintain the housing—which eventually just happened to require demolition.

Valerie Jarrett also just happened to work for the city of Chicago, and just happened to hire Michelle LA Vaughan Robinson (later Mrs. Obama), who just happened to have worked at the Sidley Austin law firm, where former fugitive from the FBI Bernardino Dohrn also just happened to work, and where Barack Obama just happened to get a summer job.

Bernardine Dohrn just happened to be married to William Ayers, with whom she just happened to have hidden from the FBI at a San Francisco marina, along with Donald Warden, who just happened to change his name to Khalid al-Mansour, and Warden/al-Mansour just happened to be a mentor of Black Panther Party founders Huey Newton and Bobby Seale and a close associate of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, and al-Mansour just happened to be financial adviser to a Saudi Prince, who just happened to donate cash to Harvard, for which Obama just happened to get a critical letter of recommendation from Percy Sutton, who just happened to have been the attorney for Malcolm X, who just happened to know Kenyan politician Tom Mboya, who just happened to be a close friend of Barack Hussein Obama, Sr., who just happened to meet Malcolm X when he traveled to Kenya.

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don evans 11 months ago

Continued Obama Part 2.

Obama, Sr. just happened to have his education at the University of Hawaii paid for by the Laubach Literacy Institute, which just happened to have been supported by Elizabeth Mooney Kirk, who just happened to be a friend of Malcolm X, who just happened to have been associated with the Nation of Islam, which was later headed by Louis Farrakhan, who just happens to live very close to Obama’s Chicago mansion, which also just happens to be located very close to the residence of William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, who just happen to have been occasional baby-sitters for Malia and Natasha Obama, whose parents just happened to have no concern exposing their daughters to bomb-making communists.

After attending Occidental College and Columbia University, where he just happened to have foreign Muslim roommates, Obama moved to Chicago to work for the Industrial Areas Foundation, an organization that just happened to have been founded by Marxist and radical agitator Saul “the Red” Alinsky, author of Rules for Radicals, who just happened to be the topic of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s thesis at Wellesley College, and Obama’s $25,000 salary at IAF just happened to be funded by a grant from the Woods Fund, which was founded by the Woods family, whose Sahara Coal company just happened to provide coal to Commonwealth Edison, whose CEO just happened to be Thomas Ayers, whose son William Ayers just happened to serve on the board of the Woods Fund, along with Obama.

Obama also worked on voter registration drives in Chicago in the 1980s and just happened to work with leftist political groups like the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and Socialist International (SI), through which Obama met Carl Davidson, who just happened to travel to Cuba during the Vietnam War to sabotage the U.S. war effort, and who just happened to be a former member of the SDS and a member of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, which just happened to sponsor a 2002 anti-war rally at which Obama spoke, and which just happened to have been organized by Marilyn Katz, a former SDS activist and later public relations consultant who just happened to be a long-time friend of Obama’s political hatchet man, David Axelrod.

Obama joined Trinity United Church of Christ (TUCC), whose pastor was Reverend Jeremiah Wright, a fiery orator who just happened to preach Marxism and Black Liberation Theology and who delivered anti-white, anti-Jew, and anti-American sermons, which Obama just happened never to hear because he just happened to miss church only on the days when Wright was at his “most enthusiastic,” and Obama just happened never to notice that Oprah Winfrey left the church because it was too radical, and just happened never to notice that the church gave the vile anti-Semitic Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan a lifetime achievement award.

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don evans 11 months ago

Continued Obama Part 3.

Although no one had ever heard of him at the time, Obama just happened to receive an impossible-to-believe $125,000 advance to write a book about race relations, which he just happened to fail to write while using the cash to vacation in Bali with his wife Michelle, and despite his record of non-writing he just happened to receive a second advance, for $40,000, from another publisher, and he eventually completed a manuscript called Dreams From My Father, which just happened to strongly reflect the writing style of William Ayers, who just happened to trample on an American flag for the cover photograph of the popular Chicago magazine, which Obama just happened never to see even though it appeared on newsstands throughout the city.

Obama was hired by the law firm Miner, Banhill and Galland, which just happened to specialize in negotiating state government contracts to develop low-income housing, and which just happened to deal with now-imprisoned Tony Rezko and his firm Rezar, and with slumlord Valerie Jarrett, and the law firm’s Judson Miner just happened to have been a classmate of Bernardine Dohrn, wife of William Ayers.

In 1994 Obama represented ACORN and another plaintiff in a lawsuit against Citibank for denying mortgages to blacks(Buycks-Roberson v. Citibank Federal Savings Bank), and the lawsuit just happened to result in banks being blackmailed into approving subprime loans for poor credit risks, a trend which just happened to spread nationwide, and which just happened to lead to the collapse of the housing bubble, which just happened to help Obama defeat John McCain in the 2008 presidential election.

In 1996 Obama ran for the Illinois State Senate and joined the “New Party,” which just happened to promote Marxism, and Obama was supported by Dr. Quentin Yong, a socialist who just happened to support a government takeover of the health care system.

In late 1999 Obama purportedly engaged in homosexual activities and cocaine-snorting in the back of a limousine with a man named Larry Sinclair, who claims he was contacted in late 2007 by Donald Young, who just happened to be the gay choir director of Obama’s Chicago church and who shared information with Sinclair about Obama, and Young just happened to be murdered on December 23, 2007, just weeks after Larry Bland, another gay member of the church, just happened to be murdered, and both murders just happened to have never been solved. In 2008 Sinclair held a press conference to discuss his claims, and just happened to be arrested immediately after the event, based on a warrant issued by Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, who just happens to be the son of Joe Biden.

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don evans 11 months ago

Obama Conclusion Part 4.

In 2003 Obama and his wife attended a dinner in honor of Rashid Khalidi, who just happened to be a former PLO operative, harsh critic of Israel, and advocate of Palestinian rights, and who Obama claims he does not know, even though the Obamas just happened to have dined more than once at the home of Khalidi and his wife, Mona, and just happened to have used them as occasional baby-sitters. Obama reportedly praised Khalidi at the decidedly anti-Semitic event, which William Ayers just happened to also attend, and the event Obama pretends he never attended was sponsored by the Arab American Action Network, to which Obama just happened to have funneled cash while serving on the board of the Woods Fund with William Ayers, and one speaker at the dinner remarked that if Palestinians cannot secure a return of their land, Israel “will never see a day of peace,” and entertainment at the dinner included a Muslim children’s dance whose performances just happened to include simulated beheadings with fake swords, and stomping on American, Israeli, and British flags, and Obama allegedly told the audience that “Israel has no God-given right to occupy Palestine” and there has been “genocide against the Palestinian people by (the) Israelis,” and the Los Angeles Times has a videotape of the event but just happens to refuse to make it public.

In the 2004 Illinois Democrat primary race for the U.S. Senate, front-runner Blair Hull just happened to be forced out of the race after David Axelrod just happened to manage to get Hull’s sealed divorce records unsealed, which just happened to enable Obama to win the primary, so he could face popular Republican Jack Ryan, whose sealed child custody records from his divorce just happened to become unsealed, forcing Ryan to withdraw from the race, which just happened to enable the unqualified Obama to waltz into the U.S. Senate, where, after a mere 143 days of work, he just happened to decide he was qualified to run for President of the United States. What a leader, what a guy.............

“Tolerance is the last virtue of a dying society.” –Aristotle

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Donald Cline 11 months ago

Oh, Raymond. You blew it in the very first paragraph, I thought I'd seen every foolishness of which the followers Vladimir Lenin (of Marxist-Leninist fame) called "useful idiots" were capable, but I will give you credit for leaving me open mouthed and astonished.

"Anarchist Tea Party?" Really?

Let's see: Who is it trying to restore the United States Constitution, Bill of Rights, and rule of law to the United States government? Why, it is the TEA Party, of course! It is the First Marxist Sock-Puppet infesting our White House who is tearing the rule of law apart and making an anarchic mockery of our rule of law. Him and his Marxist Mafia sycophants in the U.S. Senate.

I read the rest of your letter with equal amazement and disbelief that anyone with enough intelligence and education to set words on paper could actually set forth such drivel and expect people to take it seriously. Nothing you say in your letter above comports even distantly with reality. SB1070 doesn't deprive Latinos of their Constitutional rights, Brenda Barton didn't make Arizona a laughing stock of the rest of the nation, or if she did, then laughing at Arizona for standing on principle says more about them and you than it does about us.

Obama is a socialist; he has admitted it on the record and everything he does is an attempt to advance the kind of socialism that eventually leads to a violent Marxist revolution, and he claims to be (but is not) national President. That makes him a "national socialist" by definition, and the German gutter slang word for "national socialist" is "Nazi" and Hitler was leader of the Nazis. Obama is a Marxist, a Socialist, and a Nazi. Period. You need to stop drinking the Kool-Aid.

And BTW, Raymond, you really ought to stop bowing and scraping before that illegal twerp like he is some kind of messiah. It's embarrassing to see an adult debase himself so.

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Mel Mevis 11 months ago

Really? What's your point? Did you get it out of your system?

I remember rants just like yours about both Bush Presidents. Everything from Bush seniors involvement in Kennedy's assignation to Bush juniors cocaine/alcohol fueled affairs.

People who subscribe to conspiracy theories really drive home the need for mental health care. By the way ACA has provisions for mental health care .....

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Donald Cline 11 months ago

I think it is really interesting and revealing that I made my point very clear, and you did not. You have no challenge for any of the facts I presented; all you have is sarcasm and empty rhetoric. That makes you a troll, possibly a paid troll (they are quite common under Marxist administrations) and not worthy of our time. Have a good day (on your own time).

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Rex Hinshaw 11 months ago

Mr. Spatti, " The president is exactly the kind of leader we appreciate,strong and caring,determined to look after the welfare of the entire country rather than for his own political interests" What a bunch of blatant lies. You should be grateful that there is still a 1st amendment....otherwise your statements would be considered treason. This president is none of these things. He is a socialist. Your labeling the Tea party as anarchists and misconcieved just shows that you are uninformed or a unthinking liberal. If you took any time to research what the tea party was about you might have a different opionion....but I doubt it. As far as being a laughing stock....that comes from the main stream media...which are in the tank for Obama and any liberal cause. Payson has not been damaged . And as I have posted before , you liberals did not elect her...and should not expect her to voice your viewpoint. You have the president and the senate, I think the President and all the Democratic congressmen should resign. Get over her statements and go on with distroying this country. I will get on with trying to defeat you.

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