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Pat McMahon

It's tough to be on the right nowadays

Some things are just tough to do.

Being a tax collector has had a stigma attached to it for as long as the powerful have taken money from everybody else.

If you're a guest at a cocktail party and you're introduced to people as a very successful medical specialist, you notice how everyone begins to gather around you, until you tell them you're a proctologist. No one speaks to you for the rest of the evening.

That seems to be what it's like to be a Republican these days. It's just so hard to appear to do anything right.

It's not that the Democrats have the answers, it's just the times we live in. It used to be so easy to win elections by ignoring Latinos, both citizens and non-citizens. You were safe doing that because they didn't or couldn't vote. And now they do, Romney lost and suddenly Republicans are learning to pronounce "saguaro."

There was never any need to show respect for non-heterosexuals if you were a Republican, but new young voters don't seem to care about orientation.

It's so difficult theses days to be right.

I'm Pat McMahon.

About the Author

He's done it all -- and keeps doing it. His career in local Arizona radio and television dates back the late 60s. Pat always stimulates with his thought provoking, opinionated, and entertaining commentaries on the Arizona Morning News while hosting award-winning talkshows like "The McMahon Group" and "The God Show."

"The McMahon Group" features an unpredictable all-star panel where three people from the community get together and give their thoughts on the news of the week. He also hosts "The God Show" on Sunday's where he talks about all aspects of spirituality.

Pat is also well known outside of radio because of his multifaceted career as an actor, producer, recording artist, writer, broadcaster, and one-third of the legendary comedy team that was on TV for 35 years in Arizona, "The Wallace and Ladmo Show."

Through the many experiences of his professional life, Pat has been richly rewarded with 7 Emmys, major national and international radio awards as well as numerous civic, educational, religious and humanitarian awards. Pat was also a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from Ottawa University, the Arizona Broadcasters Lifetime achievement Award, and has his bronze likeness hanging in the rotunda of the Herberger Theater in recognition of his contributions to Communications & The Arts.


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