To see the signs, one would think that Sen. Bob Worsley is a flaming a liberal.

A baby killing, Obama loving, tax raising rogue who supports public welfare for all
and especially for "illegals".
Worsley, that would be, the conservative, Mormon, entrepreneur, Eagle Scout who
defeated Russell Pearce in 2012.
"The Russell Pearce machine is really in gear and they are using all the tactics
they've used in the past to win races," Worsley told me.
Thus far, nobody's accused Worsley of stealing backpacks from homeless kids, as
they did with Jerry Lewis when he ran against Pearce in the 2011 recall election.
They haven't yet put up a fake candidate a la Olivia Cortes either.
Instead, they're lining the roadways of Mesa with lies.
Worsley is among 14 Republicans who voted last year to expand Medicaid in
Arizona, upholding the will of voters who boosted Medicaid eligibility in 2000 and
doing so in such a way that will help 300,000 Arizonans without crippling the state's
budget. Doing so in a way that already has hospitals reporting that uncompensated
care – the costs that prompt hospitals to charge you and me $40 for a toothbrush --
has plummeted.
In other words, he's Public Enemy No. 1 in the eyes of the tea party.
The right wing is coming after nine of the so-called "legis-traitors". But their top target
appears to be Worsley, who is facing a tough challenge from Ralph Heap -- with a
little help from an independent campaign run by the Arizona Taxpayers Action
Committee.
Its largest contributor: Russell Pearce.
That might explain the group's over-the-top blue-and-white signs that have popped
up in Mesa, saying Worsley voted for "Obamacare, Common Cause, Higher Taxes,
Funding Abortion, Medical for Illegals."
I put in a call to Tom Husband, former chairman/executive director the Maricopa
County Republican Party and chairman of the Arizona Taxpayer Action Committee,
to ask him to back up his claims – several of which are repeated by Heap. Neither he
nor Shane Wikfors, the group's treasurer, returned my call.
Pity, that. I was hoping they would explain when Worsley voted to increase taxes
because I could find no legislative vote during his two years in office to increase
taxes. Medicaid expansion did impose a fee on hospitals but it can't be passed along
to consumers. (Heap has accused Worsley of voting for a $400 million property tax
increase, but that, too, is a stretch. In 2013, Worsley voted to increase school
districts' bonding capacity, but only voters can authorize bonds and thus raise their
taxes.)
I was hoping they'd explain when Worsley voted to fund abortion because such a
thing would be illegal. Worsley did vote against an amendment to strip Medicaid
funding from abortion providers who offer contraceptives and cancer screenings and
such – possibly to avoid yet another pointless legal battle given that the courts have
already ruled that such a thing is unconstitutional.
I was hoping they'd explain when Worsley voted to allow "medical for illegals."
Undocumented immigrants aren't eligible for state-paid health care and I can find
nothing in the 2013 Medicaid expansion plan to change that.
Shockingly, Husband didn't return my call to explain his outlandish signs.
But then this is also the guy who likened Heather Carter – another top target of the
tea party -- to the French whores who cavorted with the Nazis during World War II.
Yeah, yeah, we get it. Carter's a traitor for listening to reason, as well as Gov. Jan
Brewer and this state's hospital and business community – the people who backed
Medicaid expansion.
And Worsley's the devil, or worse, Obama in disguise.
As for me? I wondering when the people who so often talk about morality will acquire
some.