Arizona Republican Party Sends Bouquet to Carmona to Celebrate Important Anniversary.
PHOENIX – What a difference a year makes! Just one year ago -- September 23, 2011 -- Richard Carmona received a phone call from President Obama who encouraged the Tucson resident to run as a Democrat for the U.S. Senate. Carmona responded enthusiastically, and for the past year has busily embraced the liberal agenda of the Obama Administration on every issue from taxes, healthcare, abortion, to the redistribution of wealth -- all while collecting campaign checks from liberal interest groups and Senate Democrats like Harry Reid, Al Franken and Chuck Schumer.
In recognition of the anniversary of Obama's call recruiting Carmona, the Arizona Republican Party sent a bouquet of carnations to Carmona's campaign office in Phoenix. Carnations are the traditional symbol of the first anniversary of an important event.
"While Arizona is suffering from devastating unemployment and higher taxes from Obama's healthcare plan, Richard Carmona is jet-setting around Washington, DC, and rubbing elbows with wealthy liberals who are only going to make things worse,” said Arizona Republican Party spokesman Tim Sifert. "President Obama and his liberal cohorts have failed this country once already and Richard Carmona is part of their plan to do it again.”
Richard Carmona Is The Handpicked Candidate Of President Barack Obama
"On September 23, President Obama called Richard Carmona to encourage him to run,” said one Democratic strategist. (Alexander Burns, Obama courts Ariz. Senate candidate, may contest state 'heavily', Politico, 10/06/11)
Carmona is one of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee's favorite candidates and was personally courted by President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to get into the race. (David Catanese, Bivens clears the way for Carmona, Politico, 3/27/2012)
And Has Taken Money From Numerous Liberals Like Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer and Al Franken
Harry Reid’s Searchlight PAC Has Given Democrat Richard Carmona $10,000. (Center For Responsive Politics, www.opensecrets.org, Accessed 5/30/12)
Al Franken’s Midwest Values PAC Has Given Democrat Richard Carmona $10,000. (Center For Responsive Politics, www.opensecrets.org, Accessed 5/30/12)
Chuck Schumer’s Impact PAC Has Given Democrat Richard Carmona $10,000. (Center For Responsive Politics, www.opensecrets.org, Accessed 5/30/12)
President Obama Promised The Stimulus Would ‘Create Or Save’ 3.5 Million Jobs
ASSOCIATED PRESS: The Obama administration is defending its claim that the $787 billion economic stimulus plan will save or create 3.5 million jobs before 2011 even while conceding that unemployment will likely continue to rise beyond its earlier predictions. (Stimulus plan will create or save 3.5 million jobs, White House says, Associated Press, 05/11/09)
Poverty and Unemployment Now Lasting Hallmarks of Obama Administration
In 2011, the official overall poverty rate was 15.0 percent. There were 46.2 million people in poverty in the U.S. ("Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2011" United States Census Bureau, Figure 4 and Table 3)
National unemployment rate for August 2011 is 8.1% (News Release, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, 9/7/2012)
Household income nationally in 2011 was 8.1% lower than in 2007 ("Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2011" United States Census Bureau, Figure 1 and Table A-1)
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