There is “a real revulsion in this county toward the picture-perfect politicians” like Senate candidates Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) (pictured above right) and former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen (D) (above left) who know how to talk the right way but “don’t mean it,” former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer warned on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” Thursday.
“There’s a real revulsion in this county toward the picture-perfect politicians who know how to say everything the right way but they don’t mean it,” Fleischer, who served in former President George W. Bush’s administration, told Fox News host Laura Ingraham.
“Now, in the case of these Senate candidates in these very red states, there is a terrible tension that they are suffering from. They want to be more liberal, but they know they can’t be more liberal,” Fleischer added.
“And so it doesn’t surprise me when you hear things, you see things like what happened with Arizona, like what’s happening in Tennessee come out of the woodwork because it’s the real reflection of who they are and what they believe,” he said.
Democratic Senate candidates like Sinema and Bredesen “have to fake it because they cannot win in a red state otherwise,” Fleischer said.
Sinema, who is running a very tight Senate race against Rep. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.), found herself in hot water after a video from 2011 surfaced on Twitter. In the video, which was posted Thursday by The Reagan Battalion’s Twitter handle, Sinema delivered a speech in which she promised she would help liberals discover how to “stop your state from becoming Arizona.”
“Arizona is the state of the five Cs: Cattle, copper, citrus, cotton and climate. And those were the five things our state historically made it’s money off of,” Sinema said. “But I would add a sixth ‘C.’ It’s called crazy. Because what’s happening in my state is pure craziness.”
“There’s a real revulsion in this county toward the picture-perfect politicians who know how to say everything the right way but they don’t mean it.”
McSally responded to Sinema’s comments Thursday, telling reporters that “calling Arizonans crazy and having particular disdain for Republicans when she wants Republicans to vote for her is unbelievable. And Arizonans need to know about it.”
Likewise, Bredesen, who is in a close Senate race against Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), got in trouble when an underground video produced by James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas exposed his claim that if he were in the …