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The vast majority of Arizona Republicans want Gov. Jan Brewer (R) to veto the anti-gay discrimination bill sitting on her desk, according to a new poll

The poll, commissioned by a GOP consulting firm, found that 57 percent of Republican voters in the state want the bill to be vetoed, while 28 percent said the governor should sign it, the Arizona Capitol Times reported.

Brewer has not said what she'll do with the bill, though leaks from her allies suggest she'll veto it. She's also under pressure from the business community to reject the legislation.

The link to the Arizona Capitol Times article.

Originally posted to AlyoshaKaramazov on Tue Feb 25, 2014 at 10:13 AM PST.

Also republished by Baja Arizona Kossacks.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Tip Jar (13+ / 0-)


    "Legalizing pot won't make more pot-smokers. It will just make fewer criminals. - Me

    by AlyoshaKaramazov on Tue Feb 25, 2014 at 10:13:24 AM PST

  •  Maybe we (Arizonans) can stop punching ourselves (6+ / 0-)

    in the face now? Or just give it a break.

    I'll tell you right out, I am a man who likes talking to a man who likes to talk. - Kasper Gutman

    by rasbobbo on Tue Feb 25, 2014 at 10:25:07 AM PST

  •  Only 57%? (4+ / 0-)
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    ColoTim, edwardssl, Smoh, sulthernao

    If it was a poll of AZ Democrats, it'd be more like 97%.

    "Valerie, why am I getting all these emails calling me a classless boor?"

    by TLS66 on Tue Feb 25, 2014 at 10:29:02 AM PST

    •  57% is just Republicans (4+ / 0-)
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      Smoh, sulthernao, AJayne, sneakers563

      I suspect that polling among Independents and Democrats will be alot closer to 97%.

      Just goes to show that even in light of this blatant example of bigotry, a large minority of Republicans simply don't care and will side with bigotry anyway.  

      This is your world These are your people You can live for yourself today Or help build tomorrow for everyone -8.75, -8.00

      by DisNoir36 on Tue Feb 25, 2014 at 10:35:04 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

  •  Maybe the Arizona legislature could just (1+ / 0-)
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    a2nite

    introduce a bill to repeal the last one, or nullify it?  I would think they'd have the power to take off the table one that would not have been signed just yet by the governor, though I'm not sure that's ever been put into law.  Something like

    The legislature has the power to repeal a bill passed by both houses if it has not yet been signed or vetoed by the governor.
    Putting something like that into the Constitution of Arizona would pretty much acknowledge they're a bunch of idiots in the legislature but they've kept it quiet for so long maybe they'll just hope this all goes away as well.
  •  With all of the heavy hitters speaking out against (7+ / 0-)

    this POS (McCain, Flake, Chambers of Commerce, etc.), and with the Senate President now encouraging her to veto it (when he previously voted for it because he "didn't know" it was discriminatory -- right!!), I'd be very surprised if she signs it. But if she does ... whoa Nelly! It'll be bonkers here.

    stay together / learn the flowers / go light - Gary Snyder

    by Mother Mags on Tue Feb 25, 2014 at 10:32:59 AM PST

  •  Someone voted for the lege, must have been that (0+ / 0-)

    43% who turned out. This is what happens when we don't vote.

    nosotros no somos estúpidos

    by a2nite on Tue Feb 25, 2014 at 11:16:39 AM PST

  •  Which begs the question: Who are those fools (2+ / 0-)
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    AJayne, ItsaMathJoke

    in the Legislature representing?

    Further, affiant sayeth not. 53959

    by Gary Norton on Tue Feb 25, 2014 at 11:46:59 AM PST

  •  Where was the Republican Leadership? (0+ / 0-)

    This bill presumably had to go through committee hearings in both chambers, and then the leadership of both houses had to bring it up for a vote.
    In committee, they must have heard warnings from the business community as to the fallout and possible financial loss from this bill.  They knew that an upcoming Superbowl was to be held in the state, and the NFL's official policy on discrimination had to have been known to them as well.
    They had to realize that tourists would find other vacation sites and that business would move meetings to other locations.  (Not even mentioning the social asshatery of this bill, and the surety that it would be struck down by the courts.)
    Hell, it's not like they haven't been down this road before.

    I understand (sort of) the social conservatives wanting to erect a bulwark against the changing social tides in this country, but where was the Republican leadership to say this is not the way, (or even just not in their own narrow political self interest).

    Please explain to me the logic of repeatedly and publicly opening a can of woop-ass on yourself for all to see.
    I don't get it!

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