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.
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.
October 28, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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!”
October 26, 2014
Liberal focus remains on disparagement of job creating businesses
“Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs,” Hillary says.
“You know that old theory? Trickle-down economics. That has been tried, that has failed. It has failed rather spectacularly. You know, one of the things my husband says when people say, ‘Well, what did you bring to Washington?’ he said, ‘Well, I brought arithmetic.”
This is Hillary Clinton’s “you didn’t build that” moment. Americans have been forewarned that another four years of Obamanomics could be right around the corner.
Oct. 24, 2013:
July 12, 2012:
Pay attention. As Shakespeare stated so eloquently, “What’s past is prologue.”
October 25, 2014
Next step: Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery is asking a federal appeals court to delay the implementation of a recent ruling that allows illegal aliens who are charged with a serious felony to be released on bail. In an emergency motion filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Montgomery requested that the matter be returned to the district court to consider the possible dangers of releasing suspected criminals who pose a flight risk. He also argues that the appeals court ruling in Lopez-Valenzuela v. Arpaio will force Arizona courts to reconsider bail determinations for hundreds of pending criminal trials and overturn a law Arizona voters passed by an overwhelming margin in 2006. Proposition 100 passed 1,170,961 – 332,461 as a Constitutional Amendment.
“In requesting the case to be remanded to the Arizona District Court, we are seeking a fair opportunity to present objective evidence in support of upholding the no bail provision implemented by Proposition 100,” Montgomery said. “Rather than jettison an Arizona Constitutional provision in effect for eight years, the next step should be to resolve the issue of whether Arizona’s interest in detaining without bail serious offenders who are unlawfully present is based on objective data. Respect for federalism, the Tenth Amendment, and the realities of the environment in which Arizona must address public safety concerns call for a full and fair opportunity to present the facts,” he added.
If a stay of the appeals court ruling is not granted, Montgomery will prepare a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court to review the opinion.