AZ Conservative Coalition: Newest legislative ratings

The Arizona Conservative Coalition’s (ACC) most recent legislator ratings, reflecting legislative actions as of 3/08/2013 is now available. Click here for the updated report.

Legislators are assigned to a group based on their latest rating. Bills used in the evaluation along with the summary of criteria used to weight bills can be seen here. There is also an excellent, concise analysis of each bill considered.

Howard Levine’s  informative weekly narrative, “Behind the Scenes at the ACC Legislator Report,” is definitely worth reviewing.

The folks at ACC provide individual grades for Arizona’s Republican Representatives and Senators. Check out your elected members and hold them accountable with facts.

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30 Responses to AZ Conservative Coalition: Newest legislative ratings

  1. eubykdisop says:

    SRAZ:

    Just want to make sure that you are aware of this:

    “No Bible for Brennan swearing in”

    “Placed hand on original draft of Constitution absent Bill of Rights”

    “Another angle on why Brennan might not have wanted to swear his oath on the Bible relates to a shocking report by one of the FBI’s former top experts on Islam, who says Brennan actually converted to Islam years ago while living in Saudi Arabia.”

    http://www.wnd.com/2013/03/no-bible-for-brennan-swearing-in/

    There were attempts to discredit the former FBI agent but the failure of Brennan to place his hand on the Bible for his swearing in gives credibility to the idea that he has, in fact, converted to Islam.

    • Seeing Red AZ says:

      Thanks, euby. We read about this disgraceful action of forsaking the Bible at his swearing-in ceremony,and also the stories circulating about his conversion to Islam — which he has denied. His wife is Muslim.

      • eubykdisop says:

        Yeah, and he speaks fluent Arabic and says he has been to Mecca, a city forbidden to non-Muslims!

  2. Westnash says:

    Ha, amazing…I hope many of our intelligence officials are fluent in Arabic. He may well have been to Mecca, as have many, but he was not there during a Muslim event like the Haj…….watch out for the Black Helicopters!

    • eubykdisop says:

      ROFL! The depth of your ignorance is astounding, Westnash!

      “As a result, Mecca has become one of the most cosmopolitan and diverse cities in the Muslim world, although non-Muslims are prohibited from entering the city.”

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mecca

      Wrong again. Wrong as always.

      And I do hope that you stop having those black helicopter hallucinations!

      Have a nice day, Westy!

  3. Westnash says:

    What it actually is is more Euby drivel that has nothing to do with the thread. Better worry more about Napolitano, Giffords, and Sienema.

    • eubykdisop says:

      Oh yes, Westnash, we know just how right you are. For example, take this statement by you:

      “Westnash says:
      February 14, 2013 at 10:17 am
      I would propose an immediate 10% cut in all military expenditures including salaries. All of us can get by on 9 out of 10…..the govt. can as well…it is nothing but would make a huge dent in the problem.”

      The only problem is this:

      “Shaving eight percent off the military budget, on the other hand, is opposed by 73 percent of Republicans and 63 percent of independents, with Democrats split down the middle.”

      http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/03/most-back-cuts-overall-but-not-to-the-military/

      Republicans will lose and Democrats will win if Republicans follow the broadly rejected ideas of the Liberal Westnashites!

      Have a nice day, Westy!

  4. Hunter says:

    Seeing Red, it would be a great favor to your readers if you could set up a separate page or post for general comments not related to the regular items you post. That would keep comments within a post on topic and make the reading experience much better.

    • Seeing Red AZ says:

      Hunter:
      We share your frustration regarding the ongoing lack of continuity with the posted subject by some commenters. However, on occasion we receive alerts to information that is helpful and appreciated.

      But in the main, having posts taken over by dissimilar themes is equally frustrating to us as to the many readers who have complained. Unfortunately, there is no means of setting aside a specific spot for off-topic or uncivil rants, particularly those targeting others. Not all comments appear automatically. A good number are held in “moderation.” Many never see the light of day. With one particular commenter, we have often taken the liberty of removing specific juvenile slurs and name calling which reasonable people deplore.

      • Hunter says:

        Perhaps you could set up a separate page or weekly discussion post? That would allow people to add comments that are useful, but are not connected to the main post. Or for important comments, you could create a separate post about that topic.

        These are just suggestions for making the blog reading and participating experience better for your readers. I hope you can figure something out that will be good for your readers and not a burden on you.

      • LD 7 PC says:

        Seeing Red, don’t allow Hunter to play the role of a con. Here is something equally rotten that he wrote. “Euby, you are both an idiot and a bore as well as an Internet bully. You obviously think you more much more than you do. You also never directly address the points others bring up; you ignore them and repeat your stupid assertions. You clutter up comments areas by continually repeating the same things. I commend you on your file of quotes. Try being on topic with them instead of just trying to do broad based smears.
        If you had any balls, you’d have your own blog instead of trying to hijack Seeing Red Arizona. You’ve probably already tried that and failed, though.”

        What is he complaining about when he engages in this viciousness?

      • Hunter says:

        Well LD7 PC, I don’t appreciate UB calling everyone he disagrees with a liberal, pinko, or communist. I think his frequent personal attacks and gratuitous pugnaciousness are disgusting. I figured he needed a taste of his own medicine. He is an uncivilized boor who gets away with it when nice people don’t stand up to him. If you look at Seeing Red comments before and after UB started commenting, you will see that he has degraded the level of discourse on this blog while simultaneously clogging the comments section with repetitious posts.

        I also don’t think he is polite by hijacking Seeing Red for his own purposes whenever he feels like it. If he has so much to say, let him start his own blog. My guess is that people will tire of it quickly, and he knows it which is why he continues to troll on Seeing Red. If I wanted a UB blog, I’d go to Political Mafioso or to UB’s blog if he could set one up that people would actually go to. However, I want a Seeing Red blog rather than a UB blog.

        UB is an Internet bully who deliberately provokes people. If Seeing Red doesn’t find some way to address this problem by at least confining his utterances that are off topic to a separate location, this blog will lose its appeal. People don’t like to wade through mud even in order to get to a really good thing like this blog.

      • eubykdisop says:

        Hunter:

        I find it astounding beyond belief that after the courageous LD 7 PC quoted your vicious verbal attack on me that you seek to criticize my posts and even to use me as an excuse. This is not a new behavior on your part, rather, it is your habit.

        Hunter, when you choose to comment in a public forum you do so knowing full well that your comment may be subject to disagreement and debate. If you don’t want your comments to be subject to that then don’t post in a public forum. It is simple, objective fact that your comments are not going to be taken as Gospel simply because you authored them. If you find that unacceptable then you need to find another venue in which to express yourself.

        Perhaps, Hunter, it is you who needs to start his own blog.

      • eubykdisop says:

        One more thing, Hunter. You wrote this:

        “I commend you on your file of quotes. Try being on topic with them instead of just trying to do broad based smears.”

        First of all, Hunter, a verbatim quote cannot constitute a “smear”. This is a political blog and those in politics are always held accountable for what they say and what they write. An accurate verbatim quote is a “smear” only if the person who said it chose to smear themselves!

        Secondly, Hunter, I will not permit a Liberal to practice the deceit of trying to pass themselves off as a Conservative. If they want to come out as a Liberal and have Liberal versus Conservative debates, that’s fine. What is not acceptable is “stealth” Liberals who feign being Conservative while disseminating Liberal propaganda and attempting to sow dissension among Conservatives. I will make certain that such individuals are continually exposed for what they really are. Verbatim quotes of their Liberal statements is the best way of doing that.

      • eubykdisop says:

        By the way, Hunter, you have repeatedly referred to me as a “bully”. That is a buzz word habitually used by the radical Liberal left to attack Conservatives.

        Here are the headlines of some Liberal articles. Links will be provided upon request.

        “Republicans are Bullies with Very Thin Skins
        by Jonathan David Tankel on October 19, 2011″

        “Conservative media: The new bullies of Transgender people
        02/27/2013, Sabrina Samone”

        “Conservatives oppose anti-bullying legislation, because those who are bullied, are gay
        By Jerome McCollom, Mar 11, 2011″

        “Conservatives: Giant Bullies Who Abuse the Weak
        Mitt Romney is a bully. And he’s just right for the GOP.
        May 14, 2012″

        “Conservative Bullying Has Made America Into a Broken, Dysfunctional Family: But There Are Ways to Regain Our Well-Being. An abusive, out-of-control, rageaholic GOP broke our country by shattering our trust in democracy and in ourselves.
        March 20, 2012″

        On the other side of the coin, we have this:

        “Liberal Democrats are what they say their opponents are: bullies”

        “Richard Reeb
        August 08, 2012″

        http://www.desertdispatch.com/articles/opponents-13371-psychologists-bullies.html

        So your repeated accusation that I am a “bully” just further reveals you to be a Liberal.

  5. eubykdisop says:

    Hunter:

    Let’s address the real issues, shall we.

    You, Hunter, are a Liberal posing as a Conservative. That may be clearly discerned by reviewing the history of your posts.

    What you don’t like about me isn’t any of the superficial things you complain about but rather that I am effective in exposing you for what you are and in rebutting your Liberal propaganda here at SRAZ, a Conservative Republican blog.

    From my perspective, Hunter, you are welcome to make your best case on an issue. By the same token, I will offer a rebuttal, from the Conservative point of view, if I perceive a back door Liberal agenda.

    You take a stand on issues in what you post here at SRAZ. It is unreasonable to expect that your views will always be accepted, without question, and that your views will never be challenged.

    Write what you will, Hunter, but expect a challenge and a debate if what you write is questionable from a Conservative perspective.

    Might I suggest, Hunter, that you get on with it. You post what you will and I’ll post what I will. Despite your complaints, I think that our debates generally serve a useful purpose, bringing may facts and considerations to light on a variety of issues.

    • Hunter says:

      UB, you are a fascist posing as a conservative. I am a conservative. I don’t expect my views to be accepted without question, but having someone like you defining who is “conservative” and then making personal attacks instead of addressing issues is bullying.

      Verbatim quotes taken out of context can, in fact, be used as smears.

      The fact that you hijack Seeing Red, is of course, not addressed by you. Your replies selectively ignore issues that you know you are wrong on. Your posts talk “at” people instead of sticking to talking “to” people on issues raised. Even with 10% talking “at” people, it is unacceptable for civilized discourse. Imagine a society that tolerated people who only committed crimes 10% of the time! It would lead to a breakdown of society. With the volume of posts you have and your desire to hijack post discussions, you should write on your own blog rather than diminish Seeing Red Arizona. I don’t think even Jeff Vath posing as a conservative could have done as much damage to Seeing Red as you have.

      What I don’t like about you is that you are a boorish Internet bully. I don’t like that in conservatives or liberals. By the way, being a conservative (or thinking you are one) does not entitle you to be a bully any more than identifying as a liberal does. There are bullies in both camps, though I think it is more predominant in the liberal camp with speech codes, personal attacks (racist, homophobic, evil for wanting to starve people by limiting the increase in welfare, wanting people to die for opposing ObamaCare, etc.), and seeking to regulate everyone in society to do what they want.

      The discourse has, in my opinion, generally been degraded on this blog since you have started posting.

      Seeing Red Arizona should either allow you to be a blogger who can post new items under your name or should rein you in. You have crossed a line, in my opinion, where your attempts to hijack posts through the discussions should justify adding you as a contributor or, by restricting your comments, pressure you to start your own blog. Seeing Red could even provide a link to your blog. Seeing Red needs to decide what to do or not do since it is his blog. But that decision will impact the appeal of this otherwise excellent blog.

      • Hunter says:

        Seeing Red, I’ll check back on your blog in a month. If you don’t clean up the comments section by then, it will be much longer before I check again. I’m sure UB will be happy about that. I will be happy about leaving his bullying tactics behind. He seems to think that it is OK to be an Internet bully if you are a conservative. I have seen no indication you disagree with him. If you don’t rein him in, you are just as complicit. I think you should clean up your otherwise excellent blog before driving more people away.

        Good luck.

        P.S. UB, don’t bother to reply as I will not see your response.

    • eubykdisop says:

      Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha! You are SO pathetic, Hunter. You can’t even make a cogent argument, LOL!

      Hey, Hunter, here is an entire comment you posted. It’s a verbatim quote, in it’s entirety, not out of context.

      “Hunter says:”

      “March 11, 2013 at 12:04 pm”

      “Euby, you are both an idiot and a bore as well as an Internet bully. You obviously think you more much more than you do. You also never directly address the points others bring up; you ignore them and repeat your stupid assertions. You clutter up comments areas by continually repeating the same things. I commend you on your file of quotes. Try being on topic with them instead of just trying to do broad based smears.”

      “If you had any balls, you’d have your own blog instead of trying to hijack Seeing Red Arizona. You’ve probably already tried that and failed, though.”

      Now what was all of the “high minded” hypocrisy you were nattering on about?

      Oh, yeah, I forgot. You aren’t responsible for what you wrote, I am. How very Liberal of you! It’s the old Liberal principle of NEVER taking responsibility for one’s own actions. You know, like the way Liberals say that crime isn’t the fault of criminals, it is caused by poverty and broken homes, LOL!

      Now see how I’m not obsessed with “off topic” like you are, Hunter. YOUR comment, to which I am responding, is OFF TOPIC, but I replied to you anyway, LOL!

      Get used to it, Hunter. You are outed as a LIberal, along with Westnash, and you WILL be quoted, verbatim, when it serves to expose you for the Liberal you are. Count on it!

    • Hunter says:

      UB. You make my point about you being an idiot and a boor as well as a bore. You’re outed as a brown shirt fascist masquerading as a conservative.

      • eubykdisop says:

        Gee, Hunter, you left out “bully” this time. Could it be because you realized that using that word further outs you as the radical left wing Liberal that you are?

        Here are the headlines of some Liberal articles. Links will be provided upon request.

        “Republicans are Bullies with Very Thin Skins
        by Jonathan David Tankel on October 19, 2011″

        “Conservative media: The new bullies of Transgender people
        02/27/2013, Sabrina Samone”

        “Conservatives oppose anti-bullying legislation, because those who are bullied, are gay
        By Jerome McCollom, Mar 11, 2011″

        “Conservatives: Giant Bullies Who Abuse the Weak
        Mitt Romney is a bully. And he’s just right for the GOP.
        May 14, 2012″

        “Conservative Bullying Has Made America Into a Broken, Dysfunctional Family: But There Are Ways to Regain Our Well-Being. An abusive, out-of-control, rageaholic GOP broke our country by shattering our trust in democracy and in ourselves.
        March 20, 2012″

        On the other side of the coin, we have this:

        “Liberal Democrats are what they say their opponents are: bullies”

        “Richard Reeb
        August 08, 2012″

        http://www.desertdispatch.com/articles/opponents-13371-psychologists-bullies.html

      • Hunter says:

        I just forgot to put it in. Yes, you are a bully too. And no conservative.

      • eubykdisop says:

        Oh, there we go! The Liberal Hunter got in his “bully”, LOL! You know, just like his Liberal friends in these articles:

        “Republicans are Bullies with Very Thin Skins
        by Jonathan David Tankel on October 19, 2011″

        “Conservative media: The new bullies of Transgender people
        02/27/2013, Sabrina Samone”

        “Conservatives oppose anti-bullying legislation, because those who are bullied, are gay
        By Jerome McCollom, Mar 11, 2011″

        “Conservatives: Giant Bullies Who Abuse the Weak
        Mitt Romney is a bully. And he’s just right for the GOP.
        May 14, 2012″

        “Conservative Bullying Has Made America Into a Broken, Dysfunctional Family: But There Are Ways to Regain Our Well-Being. An abusive, out-of-control, rageaholic GOP broke our country by shattering our trust in democracy and in ourselves.
        March 20, 2012″

        On the other side of the coin, we have this:

        “Liberal Democrats are what they say their opponents are: bullies”

        “Richard Reeb
        August 08, 2012″

        http://www.desertdispatch.com/articles/opponents-13371-psychologists-bullies.html

  6. Jim says:

    Just to break new ground here, I want to thank both the Arizona Conservative Coalition and Seeing Red AZ for their efforts to inform all of on the actions of our legislative representatives.

    The Arizona Conservative Coalition, previously known as The Pachyderm Coalition, has provided this invaluable service for many years under the leadership of their Chairman Phil Mason and their Treasurer Howard Levine. I cannot imagine the hundreds of hours they invest in this unique report every year without a single dollar in compensation.

    I hear complaints from legislators who campaign as conservatives but cannot seem to vote as conservatives and those whose main focus is marketing themselves instead of the real issues, and whose real value is as worthless as a popped balloon.

    I want to be sure and register my gratitude to SeeingRedAZ for highlighting the current report in a timely manner. It is a service to all Arizonans – even those who do not recognize how big an impact it has on the actions of our elected officials.

    • eubykdisop says:

      Right on, Jim! We certainly aren’t going to get that kind of analysis from the Arizona Republic, LOL!

    • Hunter says:

      Jim, thank you for posting something on topic! I agree with your post.

      • eubykdisop says:

        Hunter, thank you for posting something on topic. I’m glad that you agree with my post which is above yours.

      • Hunter says:

        I wrote that I agree with Jim’s post. I don’t look at the Arizona Republic enough anymore to know what kind of analysis to expect from them; there are better news sources on the Internet. I do congratulate you for posting something on topic, though.

      • eubykdisop says:

        Why, thank you, Hunter. And I’m sure that with Daily Kos at your disposal you have no need for the Arizona Republic which undoubtedly seems too far to the right for you Liberal taste.

      • Hunter says:

        I don’t look at the Daily KOS. Obviously, you do since you are so knowledgeable about it. Maybe that makes you a pinko instead of a fascist? In either case, you are no conservative.

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