Picture from the R blog Sonoran Alliance
A new group advocating for the interests of Arizona's taxpayers has formed, and damn, are the Republicans pissed.
Sonoran Alliance has a press release up from the Arizona chapter of the industry front group Americans for Prosperity in which AFP announces a press conference on Friday and decries the new group as "fake" and "so-called"...
ICArizona (aka the Goldwater Institute's press release webpage) has the same piece up also touting the press conference on Friday. And calling the new group "fake" and "so-called"...
Greg at Espresso Pundit was more original, but also went completely over the top - he equated the new group to the faux-Green candidates that the Rs recruited for a number of close races to fool voters who might otherwise vote Democrats.
This must be a pretty dastardly group to rouse the ire of such steadfast and proper defenders of
Seriously, their biggest complaint is that the group Arizona Taxpayers Association is headed by Democrats.
Apparently, they are deeply offended by the mere idea that anyone other than them could dare to speak for Arizona taxpayers.
Even though Patterson, Sonoran Alliance, the Goldwater Institute, and Americans for Prosperity don't actually care about Arizona's taxpayers, their families, their communities or the state as a whole.
BTW - the only way that the "fake" finger-pointing or the analogy to the faux-Green candidates would work is if the people behind the Arizona Taxpayers Association do not now and have never paid any taxes.
Patterson et. al. have presented no evidence to that effect, nor do I expect them to ever present independently verifiable evidence to that effect.