The NRCC (full post below) tried to make some hay out of the non-appearance of Sinema, and other swing district Democrats Ron Barber (D-CD2) and Ann Kirkpatrick (D-CD1), listing "6 Places Arizona Democrats Would Rather Be Than On Stage With President Obama". The list included Washington, Rocky Point, and MSNBC.
Sinema did release a statement yesterday (text below the jump), saying she "hope(s) he will listen closely to what families in our community say and offer concrete and commonsense proposals to ensure families can realize the American dream of homeownership." Her calendar was open.
Obama focused on homeownership today.
Arizona’s congressional Democrats feel right at home when voting to make Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House, defending ObamaCare, and standing in the way of balanced budgets.
2. Puerto Peñasco or “Rocky Point”
What Arizonan doesn’t like heading to what’s affectionately nicknamed “Arizona’s Beach” during the triple digit temperatures? And what better time to hop in the car and head to Mexico when you can simultaneously avoid a photo op with President Obama? No cell phone service? No problem!
3. MSNBC Studios
She’s only been in office a few months, but you wouldn’t be far-off to think Kyrsten Sinema actually represented the MSNBC set in the halls of Congress. She’s certainly there enough.
4. Watching “The Smurfs 2”
No place better to hide than a dark, quiet movie theater, right? Grab some popcorn and Milk Duds and you’re good to go until Obama’s out of town.
5. The Dentist’s Office
Need to schedule that root canal? The timing couldn’t be more perfect!
6. The Arizona MVD
When the other choice is standing on stage with President Obama, standing in endless lines and filling out countless forms at the Arizona Motor Vehicle Division sounds pretty good.