I don’t like Sen. Kyrsten Sinema. I resent having to think about her, other than to imagine her being voted out of office. I don’t like acknowledging that she has squarely put the 2024 Democrats into the Kobayashi Maru no-win scenario with her duplicitous Independent move. The 2024 Senate map is absolutely dismal for Democrats.
It’s a clever move: The Terrible Sand People of the Terrible Sand Kingdom of Arizonastan hate her: Democrats, Independents, Republicans. She knows that Rep. Ruben Gallego was going to primary her, and she knows he would win. She can read polls, she’s not stupid.
She also knows that Arizona Republicans will put up a wacko Senate candidate like Kari Lake. She’s daring Democrats in general and Gallego in particular to leave her alone or she will be a spoiler in a 3-way race, and she would. She has some supporters in the TSKoA.
So the Democrats can either support her or get Kari Lake, that’s her calculation.
But there is another possibility: Get her out of the Senate before 2024.
Here are a some scenarios:
1) Money: She could get an offer to become a million-dollar lobbyist. Surely there is a Democratic donor somewhere that would hire her if asked?
B) Enthusiasm: President Handsome Joe Biden could appoint her to be an ambassador somewhere where she can run marathons nonstop on the gubmint’s dime.
iii) Eg0: PHJB could give her a lifetime appointment to a federal court, and I’m sure that the Democrats on the Senate would GLADLY confirm her and give her the traditional cheese sandwich.
What I’m saying is that there are possibilities to remove this blood sucking tick from the Senate.