October 31, 2012
Tune in tomorrow, Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. – Noon (AZ time) to hear former Arizona Congressman J.D. Hayworth, as he guest hosts once again for Mike Huckabee on KSFO radio. LISTEN LIVE HERE
Locally, two of the show’s three hours can be heard via tape delay from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. on 1100, KFNX on your radio dial.
Election Day is less than a week off. This is most crucial election in our lifetime. If you have not yet mailed in your ballot, take it to any polling place on Election Day to ensure that it is tabulated.
October 31, 2012
We have received numerous requests for assistance on the measures appearing as ballot propositions. It has been our policy not to print recommendation lists, since we have an engaged readership, whom we anticipate can sort things out for themselves after reading our many posts and availing themselves of other available information.
We concur with solid conservative Don Sorchych, publisher and editor of the Sonoran News with his views on the propositions.
These are three we will comment on separately:
Prop. 115: NO. This proposition amends merit selection of judges. Many aspects of the current system are far less than meritorious. However the fact that the modifications are endorsed by the State Bar, the judges themselves and their lobbyists, should raise the antenna on anyone paying attention. The fact is, judges are going along with these changes because they fear something even more constricting in the future. An example of their eager agreement is based in the extension of their terms. Instead of appearing on the ballot for retention every four years, their terms would be lengthened to eight years and their retirement age from 70 to 75. Proponents say the changes increase transparency and accountability. Only straight elections of judges — as occur in the vast majority of Arizona’s 15 counties — will accomplish that. Since the judiciary would fight such an incursion onto their turf tooth and nail, they have “reluctantly” agreed to these changes, which actually benefit them. Don’t be conned.
Prop 121: NO. Although we refrain from endorsement lists, we have written several posts regarding Proposition 121, the sham known as “Top Two.” In a nutshell, the intent of this liberal-backed scheme is to skew the state’s primary voting system to benefit the left, which is why the Arizona Republic has been its biggest cheerleader. Seeing Red AZ has covered this topic calling the scheme a ruse devised to gut conservative influence in state politics. This post includes numerous links you may want to read: Judge Rea decrees “Top 2” goes back on AZ ballot.
Prop. 204: NO. This is the permanent extension of the temporary sales tax. It is being sold as benefiting education. In fact, its major beneficiaries are unions. Not a thin dime of the new, permanent one percent sales tax of over a $ billion a year, will be earmarked to address existing general fund spending. This post is one of several that have appeared on this site regarding this subject.
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October 31, 2012
Obamites trash efforts as “fake, crass, petty and offensive” while asserting Obama “has a heart for the American people”
It is highly unusual for Seeing Red AZ to link directly to a site without writing our own commentary. However, this report by Noel Shepard of NewsBusters is so shocking, that adding anything else would be a distraction. Be sure to watch the despicable MSNBC video coverage and read the transcript that begins under the first paragraph of the report.
Meanwhile, “compassionate” Barack Obama is sending storm victims to the Internet for help. No doubt this “heartfelt” advice is especially useful in areas suffering widespread power failures.
Leftwing media bias is alive and well, as Obama’s hollow words are compared to Romney’s actions. Obama rates praise and Romney ridicule.
October 30, 2012
Tune in tomorrow, Wednesday, from 9:00 a.m. – Noon (AZ time) to hear election analysis via the wit and wisdom of former Congressman J.D. Hayworth, as he guest hosts for Mike Huckabee on KSFO radio. LISTEN LIVE HERE.
Locally, two of the show’s three hours can be heard via tape delay from 1:00 -3:00 p.m. on 1100, KFNX on your radio dial.
Election Day is one week off. If you’re voting by mail, make sure you get your ballot in the mail no later than tomorrow, in this most crucial election in our lifetime.
October 30, 2012
Past comes back to haunt McKyl
Today’s editorial in the Arizona República must have had a fair share of astute readers across the state spewing their morning coffee out their nostrils.
The high-minded editorialist exhibits a fit of pique over campaign ads (video link) used by Dr. Richard Carmona in which he showcases compliments heaped upon him by Arizona Senators John McCain and Jon Kyl during Carmona’s 2002 confirmation hearings when he was appointed U.S. Surgeon General by President George W. Bush. McCain and Kyl publicly lavished praise on the then-registered Independent Carmona. He, in turn, is using those clips to his advantage in the state’s tight senate race.
But a decade later, the Senate Duo has a new honey. Six-term Congressman Jeff Flake is much younger, with blonde streaked tresses, an omnipresent plastic grin and a buff bod to flaunt. Who could blame them for dumping the older model who has lost more than a bit of hair and luster — and reregistered as an Obama-recruited Democrat, to boot? Their ire is understandable. But it should be self-directed.
McKyl’s laudatory and effusive words are what they are. The Senate Duo couldn’t get enough of Carmona at the time. Now their besotted words haunt them. And the newspaper, which in March of 2011 soundly scolded Flake for falling off of their amnesty wagon while in campaign mode, joins the senators in exhibiting righteous indignation today. What a difference a year makes. In 2011, editorialist Doug MacEachern called Flake’s new illegal immigration posture “jarring,” disparaging him as a mere “politician” — no longer a “statesman” — for emulating John McCain’s campaign border epiphany, ditching his previous amnesty stance during his own last senatorial campaign.
When it comes to political expediency, memories can be short. Today the daily chastises Carmona (República’s new pay wall might prevent access) for using the glowing recommendations, calling the Carmona campaign’s defense of their use “pure idiocy.”
The “idiocy” more accurately was the extravagant praise — which continued long past the 2002 confirmation hearing. This exceedingly warm handwritten letter* from “Jon” to “Dear Richard” was postmarked in 2005.
It’s time for the newspaper and Team McKyl to give the sanctimonious indignation a rest.
October 30, 2012
With Mitt Romney surging in early voting and even liberal polls forced to report his significant gains in this most crucial election cycle in our lifetime — the panic-stricken left is not content with simply exploiting children as we showed in this recent post.
Extremist MoveOn.org, with an assist from radical liberal producer Michael Moore, thinks this crude coarseness and threats of violence from America’s senior citizens is a worthy effort to boost Obama: (Viewer advisory)
Here are Michael Moore’s federal campaign donations. The Obama supporter has given 100 percent to Democrats since 1990
H/T Right Scoop