Join our future GOP leaders for a gala evening

March 24, 2014

Step up to assist the next generation and “Life of the Party”

We take great pleasure in sharing the news of an outstanding dinner event being hosted by the Teenage Republicans of Arizona (TARS). These terrific conservative teens can use our help.

The group’s mission statement says it all: “The purpose of this organization is to encourage young people to discuss, analyze and participate in the political process while fostering and encouraging the ideals of the Republican Party.”

The banquet will be held at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 7200 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale 85253.  (Map)

DateSaturday, April 5, 2014

Time6:15 pm

Early bird registration: $55 per person, $100 per couple or $550 per table.

Regular pricing:  $65 per person, $115 per couple and $650 per table.  

Speakers include AZ GOP Chairman Robert Graham, Constitutional expert Shane Krauser, and nationally syndicated columnist Katie Pavlich.

RSVP: Chairman Lilia Dashevsky: 602-918-3411.

Republican elected officials, Precinct Committeemen, District Chairs, GOP officers and those who care about the future of the Republican Party should all step up and ensure the success of this event.


Crazed porn prof attacks teen pro-life activist

March 22, 2014

University of California at Santa Barbara Associate Professor Mireille Miller-Young, is facing criminal charges after a videotaped confrontation with a teenage pro-life demonstrator in which she snatched an anti-abortion sign, harassed and tussled with the 16-year-old girl. 

Miller-Young, whose faculty web page says she specializes in black cultural studies, pornography and sex work, claims she was “traumatized by the graphic imagery.”

Thrin Short, her older sister Joan, 21, and other young pro-life supporters are members of the Christian pro-life group Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust. They were holding signs and demonstrating in a free speech zone on the campus earlier this month when Miller-Young went berserk.

The professor was charged with one misdemeanor count each of theft, battery and vandalism in the March 4 incident, Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley announced Friday. Read the police report courtesy of the Santa Barbara Independent newspaper.

This video of the assault and theft was made by the young victim.

The newspaper also has the full report, including a comment from the wordsmith lawyer representing Miller-Young, who called the pro-life supporters, “anti-choice.”


AG Tom Horne: AZ prevails in voter citizenship legal battle

March 20, 2014

Media cover-up of serious voter fraud

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne has announced that Arizona has won a significant victory in the legal battle to require voters to provide evidence of U.S. citizenship as mandated by Arizona law.

Arizona joined Kansas in a federal lawsuit against the Federal Election Assistance Commission, which had denied requests by both states to vary the federal election registration form to include proof of citizenship. The court ruled Wednesday that the Election Assistance Commission exceeded its authority in denying those requests, and ordered the Commission to help Arizona and Kansas enforce their voter identification laws.

Attorney General Tom Horne personally argued this case before the United States Supreme Court (Transcript here). The language of that Supreme Court case dictated Wednesday’s result in the District Court. 

 “There’s been a media cover-up of the seriousness of voter fraud in Arizona. In an earlier trial, a Federal District Judge in Arizona found that voter fraud is a serious problem in Arizona. This decision is an important victory for the people of Arizona against the Obama Administration, assuring that only Arizona residents and not illegals, vote in Arizona elections,” Attorney General Horne said.

U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren in Wichita ruled that the commission has no legal authority to deny requests from Kansas and Arizona to add state-specific instructions to a national voter registration form. Melgren ordered the commission to immediately modify a national voter registration form to add special instructions for Arizona and Kansas residents about their states’ proof-of-citizenship requirements.

Both states require new voters to provide a birth certificate, passport or other documentation to prove their U.S. citizenship to election officials. The federal registration form requires only that prospective voters sign a statement declaring they are citizens.

This ruing has paved the way for all states to enact much needed proof-of-citizenship requirements, which protect ballot integrity.

Read the background on this fight against voter fraud

Prop. 200, theArizona Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act,” passed in 2004 by a vote of 1,041,741 – 830,467.

Seeing Red AZ has addressed this serious problem previously:

Illegals voting in AZ? Never happens. Move along  Nov. 20, 2013

AZ AG Horne argues Voting Rights Act to SCOTUS  March 18. 2013

U.S. Supreme Court to hear AZ Voter ID case  Oct. 23, 2012

Voter fraud exposé? Don’t look to AZ República Aug. 25, 2012

AZ AG Horne argues in favor of voter’s proof of citizenship   June 22, 2011

AZ AG Tom Horne: Protecting ballot integrity  June 8, 2011


Obama surrenders Internet to “global community”

March 14, 2014

With today’s historic announcement, Lawrence E. Strickling,  Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information acknowledges the United States has agreed to cede control of the authoritative root zone file, which contains all names and addresses of all top-level domain names.

To support and enhance the multi-stakeholder model of Internet policymaking and governance, the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) today announces its intent to transition key Internet domain name functions to the global multi-stakeholder community.  As the first step, NTIA is asking the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to convene global stakeholders to develop a proposal to transition the current role played by NTIA in the coordination of the Internet’s domain name system (DNS).  Read the rest of the administration’s press release.

Former House speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA.) tweeted, “What is the global internet community that Obama wants to turn the internet over to? This risks foreign dictatorships defining the internet.”

‘Ya think?


KFYI’s Barry Young to retire: Who’ll pimp for McCain?

March 14, 2014

Barry Young, the rabidly McCain-supporting 550 KFYI Phoenix morning host, has announced he will be retiring from the Clear Channel News/Talker network later this year.

From the announcement: Arizona U.S. Senator and former Presidential Nominee John McCain tweeted after the announcement, “Barry Young, #Arizona’s preeminent political commentator, today announced he’ll leave @KFYI at end of 2014 – we will miss him.”

No doubt McCain will.

Young’s scheduled exit will coincide with the end of the 2014 election cycle, Friday, November 7, according to Radioinsight.


AZ Gov. Jan Brewer won’t seek reelection… because she can’t

March 12, 2014

Although she’s played the re-election game for all the juice she can squeeze out of it, even declaring that there is “ambiguity” in the state Constitution regarding her ability to run for another term, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, announced today that she would not seek re-election.

“There does come a time to pass the torch of leadership,“ she said, “and after completing this term in office, I will be doing just that.”

In 2012 with a surge of bravado, Brewer told the daily, “I haven’t ruled it out, and I’ve been encouraged by people —- legal scholars and other people —- that it’s probably something that I ought to pursue.”

Because the Arizona Constitution specifically limits governors to two terms, Brewer, 69, had talked about circumventing the perimeters, since her first term came by appointment after then-governor Janet Napolitano, left to join the Obama administration. Brewer tried to make the case that although she served two terms, one of them was not an elected term and shouldn’t count.

But such a bit of gimmickry would have required a legal challenge to the Arizona Constitution —- since state law clearly permits statewide-elected officials to serve only two consecutive terms. Article 5, Section 1 of the Arizona Constitution states, “No member of the executive department after serving the maximum number of terms, which shall include any part of a term served, may serve in the same office until out of office for no less than one full term.”

Wannabe governor Christine Jones immediately jumped on the announcement by congratulating Brewer for her service. But odds favor Brewer, whose office is stacked high with McCain advisers, endorsing state treasurer Doug Ducey, another McCain ally. Ducey’s campaign website even boasts of their longstanding connection, revealing that he worked his way through ASU toiling at Hensley & Co., the local Anheuser-Busch distributorship owned by Cindy Hensley McCain.

Kyl’s already onboard with him. We’re betting McCain and Flake won’t be far behind.


John McCain: Unfavorite son censured by home state GOP

January 25, 2014

We’re “mad as Hell, and we’re not going to take this anymore” — Peter Finch in the classic film “Network”

Saturday was another bleak day for Sen. John McCain, as he was again the object of growing internal Republican fury exhibited in the overwhelming voice vote in favor of censuring the longtime politician for a litany of grievances, including a “record [which] has been disastrous and harmful to Arizona and the United States.”  He has been in Washington since 1982.

From the onset the air was thick with anticipation as the specter of John McCain dominated the annual Statutory Meeting of the State Committee of the Arizona Republican Party — as yet another resolution to censure him grabbed the attention of the 1,210 state committeemen, who were called to elect Party officers* and consider a group of resolutions. The statewide total of elected state committeemen is 1,688.

Most Arizona GOP grassroots activists only know the haughty McCain as an image on their flat screen, since he is disinterested in attending gatherings over which he has no control. Junior Sen. Jeff Flake was also noticably absent.  Other state elected officers including the Republican Governor, Attorney General, U.S. Representatives, AZ House and Senate leaders, GOP intra-party leaders and popular Mariopca County Sheriff Joe Arpaio  appreciate the meetings as an opportunity to engage with the committeemen — who are the only party officials directly elected by Republican voters. 

Just two weeks ago today, Maricopa County Republican elected precinct committeemen gathered in Phoenix and voted to censure John McCain. That resolution, expressing deep dissatisfaction with Arizona’s senior senator passed overwhelmingly — 1,150 in support with only 351 opposed.

State committeemen are elected from among precinct committeemen within legislative districts statewide. Their names initially appear on primary election ballots.

Supporters of the resolution had to collect 200 signatures of state committee members before the resolution could be debated or voted on today as they bypassed the usual procedure required for resolutions to be heard.

Members of the Santa Cruz County Republican Committee recently voted to censure Sen. John McCain. They joined Maricopa, Apache, Cochise, Gila, and Mohave counties — all of which have passed Censure Resolutions.

Similar action has been taken by Republicans in South Carolina against Sen. Lindsey Graham, John McCain’s longtime doppelganger.  That censure resolution, which passed by 78%, cites 30 examples of Graham violating the Republican Party platform.

This film clip from the Hollywood classic “Network” describes the frustration of Arizona Republicans. Peter Finch won a posthumous Academy Award for his performance portraying television anchorman Howard Beale who had also had his fill.

*In the staggered term elections, former AZ Senate President Russell Pearce was easily reelected as First Vice Chair of the State Party. Second Vice Chair is Parralee Schneider. Assistant Secretary is Deborrah Miller and Assistant Treasurer is John Stevens. Alberto Gutier won reelection as Sergeant-At-Arms by 100 votes after an endorsement by Sheriff Arpaio.


Republican Frank Riggs enters AZ governor’s race

January 23, 2014

Frank Riggs, a former California congressman, is throwing his hat in the Arizona gubernatorial ring. He previously contemplated a run in 2005 against Janet Napolitano, then realized he didn’t meet the mandatory five-year residency requirement, having moved here in 2001. 

In the intervening years, Riggs, 63, hasn’t been idle.  Among his activities, he served as 2012 chairman of GOP primary presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s Arizona campaign and has been a leader in the successful Charter School movement.

During his time in California, Republican Riggs defeated a four-term Democrat congressman, making his mark as part of a 7-man crew of then-freshmen Republicans — including Santorum and John Boehner. They outed members of the U.S. House who overdrew their accounts at the House Bank, for months, sometimes years, on end, without penalty. It erupted into a corruption scandal known as Rubbergate.

The conservative activism of the group helped launch the Republican retaking of the House in 1992. That same year, Riggs lost to a Democrat, though he regained the seat in a 1994 rematch. Seventy-seven Representatives resigned or were ousted in the 1994 election.

Frank Riggs, who joins a crowded field of 6 other GOP governor wannabes, intends to run a traditionally funded campaign, opting not to use public money.


John McCain subject of censure vote by GOP leadership & Update

January 8, 2014

Among the 13 Resolutions to be voted on at the at the Jan. 11, 2014 Mandatory Meeting of Maricopa County Republican Precinct Committeemen in Phoenix is the following Resolution To Censure Sen. John McCain.

“As leaders in the Republican Party, we are obligated to fully support our Party, platform, and its candidates. Only in times of great crisis or betrayal is it necessary to publicly censure our leaders. Today we are faced with both. For too long we have waited, hoping Senator McCain would return to our Party’s values on his own. That has not happened. So with sadness and humility we rise and declare…”

RESOLUTION #8:   Senator John McCain Censured by Arizona’s Republican Leadership — As leaders in the Republican Party, we are obligated to fully support our Party, platform, and its candidates. Only in times of great crisis or betrayal is it necessary to publicly censure our leaders. Today we are faced with both. For too long we have waited, hoping Senator McCain would return to our Party’s values on his own. That has not happened. So with sadness and humility we rise and declare:

Whereas Senator McCain has amassed a long and terrible record of drafting, co-sponsoring and voting for legislation best associated with liberal Democrats, such as Amnesty, funding for ObamaCare, the debt ceiling, liberal nominees, assaults on the Constitution and 2nd amendment; and

Whereas this record has been disastrous and harmful to Arizona and the United States; and

Whereas Senator McCain has campaigned as a conservative and made promises during his re-election campaigns, such as the needed and welcomed promise to secure our borders and finish the border fence, only to quickly flip-flop on those promises; and

Whereas McCain has abandoned our values and has been eerily silent against Liberals, yet publicly reprimands Conservatives in his own Party, therefore

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the Maricopa County Republican Committee censures Senator McCain for his continued disservice to our State and Nation, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that until he consistently champions our Party’s Platform, we, the Republican leadership in Arizona will no longer support, campaign for or endorse John McCain as our U.S. Senator.

The other Resolutions can be viewed here on the Maricopa County Republican Committee News Briefs and Updates. Two proposed by-law changes are also up for consideration. They can be viewed on the same link.

Six Maricopa County Republican Committeemen have announced their candidacy for five member-at-large positions to be elected at the Jan. 11 meeting.  A five-member team consisting of Dan Schultz (LD18), Joe Hobbs (LD19), Andy Costanzo (LD27), Gary Johnson (LD18) and Ray Sweeney (LD2) are running as a slate. Candidate Mike Richardson (LD18) is running separatelyThe candidates pledge, statements and bios can be read here.

If you are an elected precinct committeeman in MaricopaCounty, make sure you attend this important meeting.  Information including location, time, agenda and map here.

Update-tag

This censure also made the Daily Caller’s ‘most read list’ this morning. Read Group of Arizona Republicans to censure John McCain for siding with ‘liberal Democrats


JD Radio: Year-end wrap-up, and 2014 beginning

December 25, 2013

For those of us who are diehard JD Hayworth fans, there will be ample opportunity to hear him now and as he ushers in the New Year.

Hayworth will continue to do “Huckabee” following Christmas and at the beginning of 2014.

Listen December 26 & 27 — as well as starting with programming on January 2nd and 3rd.    Listen Live at KFSO 560 from 10:00 am -1:00 pm, (AZ Time) or via tape delay locally from 1:00 – 3:00 pm on KFNX, AM 1100 on your radio dial or Live here.

Tune in next Monday and Tuesday (Dec. 30 and 31), to catch him on WLS Chicago, from 8:00 am -10:00 am, (AZ Time) AND on New Year’s Day from 1:00 -5:00 pm, (AZ Time). Listen live here.

And magically, those same two days (Dec. 30 and 31), we’ll be treated to his conservative wisdom on 104.1FM, “The Truth” in Tucson from 3:00 -6:00 pm. Listen live here.


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