Arizona Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (D...for now-CD9), early in her political career, was a darling of the liberal set.
Years ago, she was more of a Green than a Democrat because the Democrats in her area were too conservative.
However, even then, her political acts gave insight into her political focus...to anyone who cared to notice.
Her first run for the state legislature in 2002 was as a member of the "Kyrsten Sinema Party".
As that move, electorally speaking, was something other than a complete success, for 2004, she changed her registration to "Democrat" (the former LD15 was a Democratic-leaning district), and she was off to the races. She won a seat in the Arizona House of Representatives.
In 2012, she left the AZ lege behind (having since moved to the Arizona State Senate) and mounted a successful run for a new Congressional district based in Phoenix.
She entered Congress as a Democrat but almost immediately upon taking office, started acting and voting like a Republican.
For instance, in 2013 she helped shepherd through committee HR992, a bill basically written by financial industry lobbyists to water down the already weak regulation faced by the financial industry (think: enabling the Mob in a rewrite of RICO), later voting for the measure when it reached the floor of the House.
Now it's 2015, and she is still aiding and abetting the House Republicans, this time with their push for an America that's in a state of "Forever War".
From the Arizona Republic, written by Rebekah L. Sanders -
Liberals are fuming over U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema's vote against the Iran deal, and some want her out of office.After voting against the Iran deal, she voted for lifting sanctions against Iran, a seeming contradiction.
MoveOn.org, a grassroots organizing group, told The Arizona Republic it may support a primary challenge to the Arizona Democrat for opposing the international agreement that seeks to stop Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, the latest in a string of votes the lawmaker has cast with the GOP.
Until you look at the money.
What do financial industry types (and their lobbyists), defense industry types (and their lobbyists), and the business interests (and their lobbyists) who stand to reap profits from opening Iran's markets all have in common?
Pockets that have the kind of depth that seem to catch the eye...and soul...of Sinema.
A couple of years ago, when she so eagerly catered to the whims of the financial industry, I wrote a post criticizing the move.
At the time though, I still held out some hope for her.
Now, I just wonder one thing:
When is she going to make it official? When is she going to go back being the lead (and possibly only) member of the Kyrsten Sinema Party?