AZ GOP’s disgraceful omission

October 31, 2014

Hey Robert, where’s Diane?

Arizona has a strong conservative candidate in Diane Douglas. Running for state Superintendent of Public Education, Douglas has piqued the interest of nationally syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin, who endorsed her in the primary and celebrated her landslide victory.

Douglas’ race was the one of the first called on Primary Election night as she handily trounced incumbent John Huppenthal, a Common Core curriculum supporter, in a 58 to 41 percent stunning upset —– winning in every single county statewide.

Yet the “Your Republican Team” mailer sent out by the Arizona Republican Party heralding the slate of GOP candidates in contested races, mysteriously omits grassroots heroine Diane Douglas, as she faces a well-funded, far-left, educrat opponent. This inexcusable omission is beyond shameful. Whatever the excuse, the buck stops with state chairman Robert Graham. The phone number of the Arizona GOP headquarters is (602) 957-7770. 

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Dem PC shows ethical road to wayward GOP PCs

October 30, 2014

The Arizona Daily Independent reports on the actions of the ethically challenged elected Republican Precinct Committeemen who misuse their offices, publicly making cross party endorsements.

Always dedicated to the far-left position irrespective of the specified duties of precinct committeeman, an Arizona Republic editorial mischaracterizes the actions of Maricopa County Republican chairman A.J.. LaFaro as ‘stifling dissent.” The Republican-loathing newspaper hypocritically advises LaFaro to “take heed from national party stalwart Haley Barbour, who warned his team earlier this year that enforcing ideological purity “is the enemy of victory.”

It’s no surprise the Republic would swoon over Barbour, who long ago lost his creds with conservatives.

Mark Stegeman, the Democrat described in the Daily Independent report, stepped down from his post, honoring his party’s bylaw relating to the role of precinct committeemen. He demonstrated integrity.

Squish Republican Grant Woods and his cohorts, who lost their voting privileges, could learn a thing or two from the example set by Tucson Unified School District Governing Board member Stegeman.

Chairman LaFaro’s comments can be read in the Sept. 25, 2014  issue of Maricopa County Republican Briefs. Scroll down to “Message From MCRC Chairman A.J. LaFaro: Republicans Indorsing Non-Republicans.”

Read Article VI, Section 5, Sub-section, B, Page 18. which clearly statesNo member of the Maricopa County Republican Committee shall lend an endorsement to a non-Republican candidate in any election. Should a MCRC member endorse a non-Republican, that MCRC member will lose his voting privileges, including proxies, for the rest of his term.

 Those who run for this office, do so to represent the Republican Party and work to elect Republican candidates.

The concept is a simple one. If you care enough to be involved in the political process to run for precinct committeeman, it should be to assist rather than attack, candidates of your own party. 


Ballot harvesting? Dem alleges ain’t nutting wrong

October 29, 2014

True to form, the left-leaning Arizona Republic runs a commentary attempting  to refute the untoward Democrat ballot harvesting shenanigans recently exposed.

And who does the newspaper select to make its case that all is fine in Liberalland? None other than Ann Wallack, a former chair of the Maricopa County Democrat Party.

Headlined, “Ballot harvesting: Where’s the scandal here?” Wallack concludes “Voters trust all sorts of people to help them make decisions. So, what’s so wrong with collecting ballots?”

She is solidly onboard with unions collecting ballots and even bows and scrapes to the newspaper that afforded her the space for her inane drivel, declaring, “many voters look to The Republic editorial board’s recommendations before deciding how to vote. Yes, people actually copy those endorsements right onto their ballots without doing their own homework. Imagine!”

During one of her losing races for the state legislature, Wallack filled out the Republic’s questionnaire as an unequivocating, arch-leftwing liberal. She failed miserably in her attempt to woo the Republicans she needed to make it over the top in that district, by misguidedly referring  to “Sen. John McCain’s sensible plan for comprehensive immigration reform,” not realizing his pariah status within his own party.

It’s been charged that many of the ballots that are so benignly “picked up” are signed and not filled out. That makes them more than a harvest. The action might even qualify as a violation of the Arizona criminal code.


Democrats engage in voter fraud, ‘ballot harvesting’

October 28, 2014

By now Arizona’s left-wing ballot stuffing escapade has been seen far and wide. Truth Revolt’s Ben Shapiro reports on the deceptive practices caught on tape. On Monday, Maricopa County Republican Chairman A.J. LaFaro appeared on NewsMax‘ “America’s Forum” with host J.D. Hayworth discussing the scheme known as “ballot harvesting.”

‘Joe for America’ expands on the insidiousness with this shocking account of Obama administration officials convicted of voter fraud in Indiana —- asking the question, “Why is it only Democrats who deal in voter fraud, when it’s they who say it never happens? If this story does not convince you the entire nation needs strict voter ID laws, nothing will.”

Fox News reports a jury in South Bend, Indiana has found that fraud put President Obama and Hillary Clinton on the presidential primary ballot in Indiana in the 2008 election. Two Democrat political operatives have been convicted in the illegal scheme after only three hours of deliberations. They were found guilty on all counts.

Former longtime St. Joseph County Democrat Party Chairman Butch Morgan Jr.  was found guilty of felony conspiracy counts to commit petition fraud and forgery, and former County Board of Elections worker Dustin Blythe was found guilty of felony forgery counts and falsely making a petition, after being accused of faking petitions that enabled Obama, then an Illinois Senator, to get on the presidential primary ballot for his first run for the White House.

According to testimony from two former Board of Election officials who also pled guilty, Morgan ordered Democrat officials and workers to fake the names and signatures that Obama and Clinton needed to qualify for the presidential race. Blythe, then a Board of Elections employee and Democrat Party volunteer, was accused of forging multiple pages of the Obama petitions.

These recent exposés of fraudulent election activities should motivate legislators to strengthen laws, ensuring our political process provides voters with a sense of confidence in the integrity of the voting system.


RIP: AZ Rep. David Burnell Smith

October 28, 2014

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It is with sadness we report that Republican former state Rep. David Burnell Smith has passed away at age 73.  Take time to read his fascinating biography.

Arrangements are pending. They will be announced here when they become available.

Update: We have been advised that the memorial service for Rep. David Burnell Smith will be private.

In 2006 Rep. Smith, then representing state Legislative District 7, was removed from his office by the unelected “Clean” Elections Commission.  A lawyer, Rep. Smith personally contacted the commission to inform them of a bookkeeping irregularity he discovered that took place during his 2004 primary campaign.

At the time, Rep. David Burnell Smith, a dedicated public servant and a true Southern gentleman, had the dubious distinction of being the only duly elected U. S. office holder so removed by a panel of unelected bureaucrats and an unelected administrative law judge. This quasi-governmental overreach occurred although criminal charges were never filed and no trial was ever held.

 Rep. David Burnell Smith lost by a mere 32 votes in the recent August 26, 2014 Primary Election.

Heartfelt condolences go out to his wife Rita and extended family.


Ask your AZ US Reps: “Who should get the next jobs?”

October 27, 2014

This 30-second ad is part of a national campaign informing Americans that nearly all U.S. job growth since the year 2000 has gone to new immigrants while millions of Americans who want a full-time job still can’t find one. The ad questions whether Congress should continue to add 1 million more immigrants every year to compete for jobs or if the priority should be for the jobs to go to the Americans and legal immigrants already here who are still looking for work.

“We’re urging every citizen to ask a very simple question of their Senators —- and of anybody who wants to be a Senator,” said NumbersUSA President Roy Beck. “Who should get the next jobs? Do they think their constituents who are looking for work should have priority for jobs? Or are they committed to catering to special-interest groups and helping corporate lobbyists continue to flood the labor market with new foreign workers who, through no fault of their own, depress the wages and job prospects for workers already here?

“Despite the dismal wage and employment reports on American workers, most Members of Congress continue to favor high immigration of workers at all skill levels,” Beck said. “But polling shows the folks back home are far more interested in an immigration policy that protects America’s wage-earners and their families.”

Recent opinion research by The Polling Company/Woman Trend indicates Americans believe immigrants take jobs from Americans rather than create jobs and nearly 9 out of 10 believe U.S.-born workers and legal immigrants already here should get first preference for jobs.

Since 2007, special-interest groups have spent more than $1.5 billion on more than 3,000 lobbyists who have pushed passage of an immigration bill that would dramatically increase immigration. In mid-2013, the groups nearly succeeded when the US Senate passed S.744, a bill that would have doubled legal immigration over the next ten years. Many Senators who voted for S.744 have been distancing themselves from the bill recently. The bill has not been brought to the floor of the House of Representatives.

NumbersUSA.com tracks and grades every Member of Congress on actions that affect the numerical level of immigration. The website also compares the immigration positions of every candidate running for Congress. Check out the grades of the Arizona delegation —-U.S. Senators and Representatives —- HERE. You might be in for a surprise.


NY news anchor provides sage advice for avoiding Ebola

October 26, 2014

Errol Louis: If you don’t want Ebola, don’t eat mucus or feces

 His actual quote: “If you came across some strange mucus or feces or something out there on the subway, the street or anything else —- don’t eat it!”

 


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