Maricopa County GOP Chairman A.J. LaFaro’s letter

November 7, 2014

In this open letter* to Arizona Republicans, Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC) Chairman A.J. LaFaro announces his intention not to seek reelection to the post he has ably held for the past two years.  His strong, conservative leadership skills will be missed

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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.


Celebrate unity — diversity is nothing to cheer

October 24, 2014

Assimilation binds, separatism divides Americans

In January 1994, speaking in Milwaukee, then-vice president Al Gore gave a speech in which he appeared to have mistakenly translated the Latin-based national motto E Pluribus Unum as “Out of One, Many.”

“E Pluribus Unum,” our nation’s motto—- actually translates to “Out of Many, One,” and celebrates unity. People of various cultures and backgrounds joining together, with common goals, and the glue of a unifying language, uniting as Americans for their mutual benefit as well as that of our country.

The concept is uniquely American and has proven successful for countless generations.

As Michael Barone wrote about Gore in his book The New Americans: How the melting pot can work again, “one might guess that this was an inadvertent error, or evidence that Gore did not take Latin at St. Albans or Harvard. Except that in the words that followed he made it clear that they had come out as intended: “You all share the American belief that there is strength in all our differences,” he said, “that we can build a collective civic space large enough for all our separate identities.

Separate identities.

Here Gore fundamentally aligned himself with a view widely prevalent among his fellow leftist partisans. So it comes as no surprise that the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) would run a front page, mega article titled, “A patchwork of diversity in valley.” It neatly dovetails with its parent Gannett publication, the hotel throwaway USAToday, stuck in the middle of the República to provide heft. That front page is nearly orgasmic in it’s breathless “Special Report” celebrating “The changing face of America.” The headline is “Second immigration wave reshapes nation —- by 2060, a new mosaic.”

Celebrating diversity has thrust us backwards, crushing meaningful reforms. Now, however, the separatism is self-imposed. With the advent of racially based college dorms and separatist race-based studies programs, we have a permanently aggrieved society where status is achieved through victimhood. Minority/majority residents of congressional, state legislative and city council districts have come to believe that only a representative of a specific race can comprehend “their” issues, engaging in ugly, Balkanized battles, fueled by once respected leaders.

Worse is the divisive concept of hyphenated Americans. As an example, people whose families have no familiarity with Africa refer to themselves as African-Americans.

Gore was mocked for what was widely regarded as a mistake. Yet he should have been praised by his allies in the institutional left, because it is precisely how they view the uniquely American idea of the melting pot. They despise the concept of assimilation. Liberals don’t want us all to melt into a common culture and set of ideals, where legal immigrants proudly claim our nation‘s history as their own. Far better, goes their logic, is dividing us along racial, ethnic and class lines because in their minds, far more separates us than unites us. Besides, those of European ancestry have had their day in the sun.

The Arizona Republic is a perfect example of such a corrosive mindset.


Healthy children dying from illness prevalent in Central America

October 21, 2014

Americans are becoming ever more wary as they watch the Obama regime’s mismanagement of the Ebola crisis. Increasing concerns about the spread of the deadly virus and other disease threats are given basis in fact via this shocking Judicial Watch report detailing that the administration is “actively formulating plans” to admit Ebola infected non-citizens into the U.S. for treatment.

Adding to the potential epidemic distress is the under-reported invasion of Enterovirus (EV-D68) —- a disease with roots in Central America. A medical study conducted last year at the U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit in Lima, Peru corroborates the need for vigilance. Published in Virology Journal, the study is titled “Human rhinoviruses and enteroviruses in influenza-like illness in Latin America.”

The Texas Tribune reports that respiratory illnesses have repeatedly been confirmed among  the “unaccompanied minors” being dispersed throughout the United States. Doctors providing medical care for those illegally entering and subsequently being released by U.S. Border Patrol in advance of their court dates, say those recent detainees were not appropriately screened or treated for illness while in federal custody.

Enterovirus EV-D68 arrived here with the hordes of children carrying Third-World diseases into the U.S.  How many classrooms have been contaminated and once-healthy American children exposed?

The tragic death of Luke Smith, a Peoria, Ariz. first-grader who exhibited symptoms of a severe respiratory condition before succumbing to the disease raises questions. After his death was announced school attendance plummeted as concerned parents kept their children home. KPHO-TV-5 (video) has more.

That horrific news was followed by this KTVK TV-3 report (video) of a healthy Valley infant who died of complications of Enterovirus rhinovirus just days ago. 

Reuters reports the virus strain has infected nearly 700 people, most of them children, in 46 states and the District of Columbia since mid-August, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

H/T azgary

 


Federal Courts redefine marriage in Arizona

October 18, 2014

The pro-same sex marriage Arizona Republic crows over the now legal unions with blazing headlines, oversized photos and six pages of gushing splash. The Page One bold headline in oversized, all caps type face, blasts, “LAWFULLY WED.”

As bible-believing conservatives, Seeing Red AZ would more appropriately remove the first “L” in the headline. But as realists in these times of political correctness, elevation of contrived “victimization” status to respectability, and liberal federal courts with unelected judges, overturning the will of the voting citizens in state after state, it was clear this was bound to happen.

Arizona Attorney Tom Horne, who has fought to defend traditional marriage, issued this press release regarding the Federal District Court and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rulings against Arizona. He notes the United States Supreme Court’s unwillingness to accept review in the case of three other circuits in essentially identical circumstances. There is an additional section providing background at the end of the press release. The Attorney General’s Office filed a brief on October 16, advising the court that the Latta decision is not yet considered final under Ninth Circuit case law, and requesting that Judge John Sedwick refrain from issuing any ruling based on Latta until it becomes final. Despite the Arizona Attorney General’s request, U.S. District Court Judge Sedwick issued an order and injunction declaring Arizona’s traditional marriage laws unconstitutional and prohibiting Arizona officials from enforcing the Arizona laws that ban marriage between persons of the same sex

During his 2008 presidential campaign Barack Obama made many promises to various constituencies of the Democrat Party, including the gay/lesbian lobby. Repeal of the 1996 Defense Of Marriage Act was on his “to do” list, and the divided court complied by gutting key sections in 2013. He also called for a law to extend various benefits to domestic partners, which was initially the foundation of the “marriage” effort. Dissenting Justice Antonin Scalia wrote. “I promise you this: The only thing that will ‘confine’ the court’s holding is its sense of what it can get away with.”

Last year, even Pope Francis, who represents the Roman Catholic Church to millions worldwide, and is not legally bound by the heavy hand of liberal, agendized federal courts, disappointingly took the path of least resistance, rhetorically asking,  “Who am I to judge?” The answer was, of course, “You’re the Pope, for God‘s sake!”

We live in times our nation’s Founders could never have envisioned.


Horrors! AZ Republic links Ducey to dreaded Koch brothers

October 3, 2014

In Wednesday’s post, “AZ Republic endorsements: “Close calls” favor known leftists,” exposing the fakery of the newspaper’s endorsements, we predicted the liberals on the editorial board would favor far left lobbyist Fred DuVal in the governor’s race.

Today, what’s left of the deteriorating newspaper, provides unequivocal evidence of what’s to come.

Given the political chicanery engaged in by the few adults still employed at the ailing newspaper, it was not much of a surprise to see today’s Page One,  above-of-the fold headline written by a duo of hatchet women, Yvonne Wingett Sanchez and Mary Jo Pitzl, who view every issue through deep blue lenses.

Their pathetic effort, filled with enough suspenseful adjectives to qualify it for a mystery thriller, aims to expose Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Ducey’s ties to the Koch brothers. The wealthy conservatives businessmen have reached public enemy status with liberals since they legally donate to Republican candidates.

Hold onto your hats! Take a seat.

The headline blasts, “Ducey’s ties to Koch brothers becomes issue in governor race.” To substantiate the shock of this “issue,” the article quotes the far left weekly news magazine The Nation, which has lost money in all but three or four years in over a century of operation, sustained by a large group of devoted leftist donors called ‘Nation Associates.’

As expected, there is silence from the daily on Democrat recipients of the big bucks doled out by billionaires such as Second Amendment hating Michael Bloomberg, Marxist George Soros and Climate Change fanatic Tom Steyer.

OpenSecrets.org, the nonpartisan and verifiable archive of political contributions fills in the gaps you‘ll never find in the liberal news. Here is the 2014 overview of the top organizational contributors, with a color guide along the left side indicating a range of liberal to conservative. Koch Industries is in 34th place, on a list rife with unions and numerous  other radically liberalgroups. Only six are listed as Solidly Republican/Conservative

On MSNBC, hardly a conservative network, Joe Scarborough, in a must watch video segment exposes Big money this year starts with Harry Reid. He ponders why Harry Reid has spent so much time talking about the conservative Koch brothers when Democratic superPACs have outspent all others in 2014.

In fact, the Senate Majority PAC, run by allies of Harry Reid, is the superPAC that spent the most in 2014 — leading Scarborough to wonder aloud why Reid has spent so much time talking (notice the change of ties in the linked video) about the conservative Koch brothers.

We join his bewilderment, questioning why the Arizona Republic is focused on Ducey and the Koch‘s, rather than exposing the longtime ties of career political insider and D.C. ‘K Street’ lobbyist, Democrat contender Fred DuVal.


Gifting ASU’s Prez with $95K raise+benies = one helluva deal

September 30, 2014

Crow called “a bargain” at $900,000 a year

When it wants to push its leftist perspective, the Arizona Republic is a marvel of inconsistencies. Look no further than the convoluted meanderings of Monday’s editorial as it attempts to justify the outrageous salary increase for Arizona State University president Michael Crow.  The heist is headlined, “It’s vision, not money, that motivates Crow.”

In this still troubled economy with many remaining behind the eight ball financially, the state Board of Regents awarded Crow a $95,000 raise and we are told we got a bargain in the process.

Betch’a didn’t know that Crow is a “gale force of big ideas, who swept into this intellectual desert” when he arrived in 2002.

He is also extolled for “throwing open the doors to a surge of low-income and minority students…”  Back in 2007, when Crow began promoting scholarship funding and in-state tuition for illegal alien students the open-border newspaper called Crow’s efforts  to subvert the voter approved Prop. 300 “courageous.”  Crow referred to the hundreds of foreign national students here illegally as “special-class international students.”

This previous post “Michael Crow, Sybil Francis: A$U’s pricey duo,” fills in the dollar amounts in salary, bonuses, pensions, retirement and “step up bonuses,” car and housing allowances that Crow and his wife Sybil Francis were previously raking in. Updated, enumerated numbers are not readily found, although this year alone he receives a $40,000 incentive and up to $180,000 in 2015 for “meeting goals.”

It’s difficult to pick a winning line in the blatherous editorial, but the words, “money doesn’t motivate him” which he proves by staying on here in Arizona, where this superhuman “visionary” is “underpaid,” float to the top.

“It’s no secret that a lot of major institutions would like to steal him away from us,” Regents Chairman Mark Killian said. “We think he’s doing a wonderful job, and we’d like him to stay around.”

Regent Greg Patterson “gushingly” heaped further praise, actually calling Crow “transformative.“

 That electric definition alone could power up Sybil Francis and Michael Crow’s $million+ nest in swanky Paradise Valley.

The swooning regents duo sound suspiciously like former U.S. Senator Dennis DeConcini, then a regent in 2007.  “He’s worth every dollar he gets paid because he delivers,” DeConcini said.

As Crow and Francis live large, citizen students feel the sting as tuition and fee hikes continue to rattle Arizona families. And the question remains, if  Crow isn’t motivated by money, why do the regents continually throw more of it at his well-shod feet?


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