Republican McSally upsets Barber in AZ CD 2

December 17, 2014

…And then there were five R‘s: Franks, Gosar,  McSally, Salmon & Schweikert

If you’re ever tempted to think your vote doesn’t count, remember this razor thin Congressional District 2 race decided today after a recount and court battles.  Retired Air Force Colonel Martha McSally, the first female pilot to fly combat missions, emerged victorious from battle again, taking out Democrat U. S. Rep. Ron Barber by 167 votes in the nation’s final 2014 recount.

ABC 15-KNXV has more here.


AZ Republic cheers the demise of E Pluribus Unum

December 15, 2014

“Out of many, one” transmogrifies into “out of one, many” as unity takes back seat to diversity

The Periódico de la República de Arizona’s (Arizona Republic‘s) dual agendas of amnesty for illegals and promotion of same-sex issues, have matured and given birth to a rowdy youngster named Diversity.

The celebration of diversity, tinged with the not-so-veiled threat of the coming minority status of today’s European-ethnic majority has stepped front and center, elbowing the longtime favorites to the sidelines.

Like the carnival midway it has become, the newspaper now has a new go-to attraction known as the “Changing Face of America.” Our nation’s motto, E Pluribus Unum —- Latin for “Out of many, one” —- is teetering on the brink of extinction, with diversity based separatism grabbing the limelight in this ongoing series.

Sunday’s five-page splash followed three teens “who have long had one date etched in their minds,” that being “Nov. 8, 2016, Election Day, and the day all three will turn 18.”

On Saturday, we were treated to a skew by reporter David Gonzalez, who noted he was wearing a dark blue suit, and described his speech to the United Nations on World Cities Day, dealing with….what else?  Increasing diversity, of course.  His report centered on being invited to speak to a conference whose goal is to “make sure American cities become socially inclusive as they become increasingly diverse.” His complaint is that “many immigrants remain invisible.”

Gonzalez, it turns out,  is quite the linguistic contortionist. In employing over 1900 words in his report, he used the word “immigration” 14 times, “immigrants” 20, “without legal status,” twice, “unauthorized migrants,” only once, “illegal” (“the debate over illegal immigration”) once, “undocumented” a single time, and “illegal alien” not at all.

Rather than finding strength uniting us as proud Americans in the manner of  previous generations of grateful legal immigrants, we are separating along ethnic fissures. Most disturbing is the fact that America’s twice-elected first black president, has presided over and exacerbated the deterioration of race relations, according to this Bloomberg Politics Poll.

Americans are witnessing the result of the invasion of our nation by a flood of people who came here in violation of our laws and national sovereignty —- now aided and abetted by Obama’s illegal executive amnesty and shameful congressional inertia. They do not value our history, language or way of life, which is clearly evident as they march through our streets making demands or walking over, spitting on and desecrating the American flag (video) during a patriotic event at the Arizona Capitol.

Rather than immigrating through the proper channels, and becoming part of the fabric of this great country, they have come here to access our legendary generosity and turn this country into a replica of the downtrodden and crime infested one they left. Should it be much of a surprise they are unwelcome?


Establishment love-fest signals Ducey’s direction

December 12, 2014

Doug Ducey hearts McMentor Jon Kyl

The Dan Nowicki article, “Mentor Kyl helps Ducey gain footing,” is a front-pager in the daily. It’s that important. The exchange of worshipful praise between incoming Gov. Doug Ducey and his acknowledged “mentor” former U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl is downright blush worthy, akin to inadvertently witnessing a romantic tryst between two lovers.

But this was not inadvertent. In fact, it’s a bold advertisement of what to expect from the Ducey administration. Picture the intended message ricocheting statewide in eye-popping Day-Glo fluorescents.

For every enthusiastic accolade Ducey lobs in Kyl’s direction, there is a return serve. Kyl is quoted as saying he and Ducey think alike. “We’re both conservative,” Kyl fibbed. As for Ducey, he says he hopes to rely on Kyl long past his current stint chairing the governor-elect’s transition team.

Liberal pollster Bruce Merrill says he sees similarities between the two men. Merrill notes that Kyl’s position at the helm of Ducey’s transition team is just one sign of his continuing influence in Arizona politics and policy.

We’ve observed that very trait in 2012 watching in disbelief as Jon Kyl inveigled himself into precinct committeemen elections, as he attempted to oust conservatives from the political posts by sending out these mailers to households in a concerted effort to dilute the grassroots base.

Kyl worked diligently, devoting himself to selling his endorsed slates of RINOs to commandeer the precinct committeemen elections in contested precincts.  These elections are fundamental to the direction of the party since it is the elected precinct committeemen who then elect the intra-party county leadership. Some committeemen are elected as state committeemen and represent their districts at the statewide GOP statutory meeting, electing state party officers.

Reporter Nowicki, whose main assignment is covering John McCain, notes McCain’s admiration for Kyl, as he enthuses “He [Kyl] is respected by one and all, Republican and Democrat,” McCain said of his former Senate colleague. “I wish I were as good a public servant as Jon Kyl. I think he’s a wonderful man.”

There you have it. A warm triad, mutual admiration society—-  and one to watch like a hawk.


Surprising new AZ GOP slate announced at EGC

December 5, 2014

The Executive Guidance Committee of the Maricopa County Republican Committee (EGC) met for its usual first Thursday of the month meeting last night at the state Republican headquarters, 3501 N. 24th St., Phoenix.  A surprise announcement was the formation of a new slate for the party’s state officers:

AZ GOP chairman:  Lori Marsh Urban

1st Vice Chairman: A. J. LaFaro

2nd Vice Chairman: Gabriela Saucedo Mercer

Secretary: Lynne Bryer

Current AZ GOP chairman Robert Graham, who is waging an intense campaign for reelection, was not in attendance. Also MIA was Vernon Parker, the only newly elected Legislative District Chairman out of 20 Maricopa County districts who didn’t bother to show up.

The State Republican Organizational Meeting is January 24, 2015.


Back to the future with Heather Carter & Kate McGee

December 4, 2014

First the disclosure —- unnecessary to our readers, who know the scoop —-  since Heather Carter (LD-15) and Kate Brophy McGee (LD-28) have made a habit of jumping ship from the Republican caucus to repeatedly vote with the Democrats: Due to their close ties to the McCain cabal, we did not endorse either of them in the recent election.

That being said, we have to congratulate ourselves on our wisdom, just as the duo congratulate themselves by hosting an event at which they are the honorees.

No kidding. Who could make that up?

Our good judgment exercised in withholding endorsements is highlighted by the fact that these two —- who are entrusted to craft laws under which the citizens of the state have to abide —- don’t even know what year their self-congratulatory gala is to take place. Their email including the “Save the Date!” announcement was dated Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014.

View the invitation here.

Ladies, January 2014 has come and gone. If you can’t get something as simple as the date right, how can you be trusted with law making?

The answer is obvious.


Breitbart exposes farce campaign against AZ Ed Sup’t

December 1, 2014

A bizarre effort to overturn the recent election of conservative Diane Douglas as Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction has made the national news via Breitbart News’ Big Government. Douglas swept through the Primary Election trouncing the Common Core supporting incumbent in a landslide 58 to 41 victory that was one of the first races called on election night.

In an unparalleled show of grassroots support, Douglas garnered the highest number of votes of any contested election, beating all unopposed Democrats and securing 16½ percent more votes than Dem gubernatorial candidate Fred DuVal.

She also beat liberal educrat David Garcia in the General Election.

Diane Douglas won her grassroots campaign due to her unwavering opposition to the fed’s heavy handedness in promoting the increasingly unpopular Common Core. That fact doesn’t sit well with the far-left Arizona Republic newspaper, which supported both Garcia and the imposition of federal mandates that cede control of every facet of our education system to federal bureaucrats and undermine local authority.

Though Diane Douglas will not be sworn into office until January, a recall has already been launched by the disgruntled losers and cheered on by the Arizona Republic newspaper which runs negative editorials, contrived reports and has regularly turned loose its radical attack dog columnists against her since the votes were tabulated.

It’s difficult to imagine that the accomplished winner of a statewide race could elicit such negatively, but the leftist Arizona Republic is flinging all of the venomous bullying tactics it can muster in Douglas’ direction. Newly elected as state schools chief, the Rutgers University business/marketing grad and former President of the Peoria Unified School District Governing Board brings a wealth of knowledge and fresh vision to the job. The newspaper views her as problematic since she proudly brandishes her conservative credentials and she is not David Garcia.

Breitbart’s Big Government sources the Arizona Daily Independent in exposing the suspect actions of newly elected [though not yet sworn in] Republican Gov. Doug Ducey who is forming an education subcommittee which includes Common Core proponent Lisa Graham Keegan, a RINO who endorsed Douglas’ challenger. During the campaign, Keegan attacked Douglas, stating she was “promoting a sort of a paranoia” by opposing the federal education scheme. Keegan, who was John McCain’s education advisor during his failed presidential bid, referred to Douglas’ opposition to the Common Core as “destructive.”

In announcing the education subcommittee, Ducey reportedly claimed he was looking “forward to working with the education professionals on this committee to identify the best policies to improve our schools, find the most talented people to assume key positions in my administration and ensure we are putting Arizona students, teachers and parents first.”

He neglects to mention that Common Core is so unpopular in Arizona that outgoing Gov. Jan Brewer and ousted Superintendent John Huppenthal rebranded the pariah program, calling it “Arizona College and Career Ready Standards,” in an unsuccessful effort to conceal the scheme from savvy Arizona parents. 

This earlier Breitbart article provided an overview of the states that have repealed the controversial fed-ed scheme.

H/T SRAZ Commenter Saguaro Sam for the head’s up on the Breitbart post.


Seeing Red AZ rates a backhanded first place award

November 29, 2014

Kudos from the Phoenix New Times

blue_ribbonOkay. We can take it.  It’s all in fun, after all.  Or is it? At any rate, the bizarro-world* leftists at the Phoenix New Times tabloid have awarded Seeing Red AZ the “Best Right-Wing Blog, 2014.” We are even credited as a valuable resource “for reporters and researchers.”

They got us right on our view of John McCain, but skewed the facts on nearly everything else, as was doubtless their intent. We missed the issue in which the award was initially given since the publication is not on our regular reading list.  Still, we take a deep bow and emulate director James Cameron, hooting at the academy awards he was “King of the World.” Cameron simply omitted the all-important two words, “blog” and “Arizona.”

Thanks, Phoenix New Times. Perhaps you‘ll learn a thing or two as you venture into that “journey into darkness” with us. Stranger things have happened. Prior to seeing the light, conservative icon Ronald Reagan had once been a Democrat union leader.

 

* New Times’ description of the mindset of our readers.


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