New Ad Blasts Ariz. Dem for Comments on Stay-at-Home Mothers

October 30, 2012

A new ad released by the Congressional Leadership Fund blasts Arizona politician Kyrsten Sinema for derogatory comments the Democratic Congressional candidate made about stay-at-home mothers.

The Washington Free Beacon’s Adam Kredo reported on Sinema’s history of anti-Israel activism earlier this year:

Sinema, a former Arizona state senator and Barack Obama delegate at the 2008 Democratic National Convention, bills herself as the archetypal Democratic candidate—pro-environmentpro-jobs, and, without doubt, staunchly pro-Israel.

But a closer examination of her career reveals that Sinema has advocated against what she calls the "Israeli occupation" and helped create several groups that oppose the U.S.-Israel alliance.

"She’s trying to scrub a 10-year record of radicalism on all aspects, and she doesn’t realize you can’t erase things you’ve said and done for the sake of running for office," said one Democratic Arizona lawmaker who has worked with Sinema. "For us [Democrats] it’s a very scary situation because we don’t want our reputation to be diminished by one ambitious politician. Many of us pro-Israel politicians don’t want to see her win because it will diminish our positions on Israel."

Another Democratic insider in Arizona described Sinema’s past deeds as "albatrosses hanging around her neck."

Sinema’s foray into anti-Israel activism began in the early 2000s when she organized for the Arizona Alliance for Peace and Justice (AAPJ), a group whose members have denounced Israel’s "disproportionate" use of  "violence and oppression."