How dare anyone call liberal Fred DuVal a liberal?

August 29, 2014

It’s no secret Gov. Jan Brewer has been a major disappointment to Arizona conservatives. She has unleashed venomous attacks making political foes of fellow Republicans who refused to surrender to her astronomically costly Medicaid expansion demands, and supported recruited challengers. Her defense of Common Core, Obama’s federal overreach into America’s education delivery system, usurping local control, has won her few fans, even as she renamed the scheme in an effort to dupe anxious parents. Her push for a sales tax increase in a dismal economy and her veto of a religious freedom bill caused many to question their jubilation when Brewer initially assumed the office after then-governor Janet Napolitano left mid-term to join the Obama administration.

In myriad ways Brewer was the Republican tailor-made for Democrats to embrace. That is, until she breached the line no Democrat wants to cross. Brewer has now incurred the wrath of the left by using the L-word, “liberal,” to describe lobbyist Fred DuVal, a career-long  leftist, now the Democrat nominee for governor.

Liberals despise being called liberal. In fact, they coined the word “progressive” to hide their liberalism behind. It sounds so Teddy Roosevelt-ish and forward thinking, don’cha know?

In this bizarre piece, Linda Valdez, editorial writer at the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) slams Brewer “for making things up about Fred Duval.” Zeroing in on a quote from Brewer in which she stated, “Fred is a liberal. He’s always been a liberal. He’s been brought up as a liberal,” Valdez did more than simply take exception. In typical liberal fashion, she contorts herself  into a pretzel twist, declaring DuVal’s father spent some time as a Republican before seeing what Valdez would view as ‘the light.’ She rants, hisses and harangues. One can almost see her stomping her feet.

Valdez is an unrepentant liberal, after all.

And who is liberal lobbyist Fred DuVal? He began his liberal career at age 24, managing liberal Bruce Babbitt‘s gubernatorial campaign, later working as Babbit’s senior aide. He did two stints with the Democrat National Committee concluding his final one as recently as 2011.  Liberal DuVal worked in the liberal Clinton White House, and was a reliable liberal Napolitano appointee on the AZ Board of Regents, where he never saw a tuition increase he didn’t support. As treasurer for the Democrat Governors Association he was fundraiser-in-chief for national liberal candidates.

It’s plain to see why Valdez, banking on crossover votes, wants to run from the L-word.


40 years ago today: U.S. Senator prophetically warned America

July 19, 2014

Conservative writer Susan Harris has written a masterful and must read article about the unheeded warning of John Porter East, a professor of political science and later an elected Senator representing North Carolina from 1981-1986  Make time for this dose of Sen. East‘s wisdom as he uncovered the bastions of liberalism that American universities had become and the aggressive means used to shut down conservative thought.

H/T D.C. Clothesline


Abortion: The comedy?

June 7, 2014

Filmdom reaches new low

Media Research Center’s Brent Bozell reviews the cringe-worthy new film, “Obvious Child,” coming soon to a theater near you.

This is the industry’s descriptive takeaway theme of the movie:  A “drunken hookup —– and epic lapse in prophylactic judgment —– turns out to be the beginning of a hilarious and totally unplanned journey of self-discovery and empowerment.”

“Hilarious” and “empowerment.”  Get that?

For a incisive analysis of the vacuous mindset of the left, take time to read Bozell’s Here comes the ‘Abortion comedy.’

Soulless reviewers, however, were enthusiastic. Variety’s Peter Debruge described the film as “uproarious” and a “refreshingly honest date-night laffer.” 

The New York Times’ Megan Angelo calls it an “abortion romantic comedy,” giving accolades to the aborting protagonist for her unwavering determination. Writer-director Gillian Robespierre also wants no ambiguity regarding the main character’s resolute commitment to sentencing her own child to death. “This isn’t a hard decision for her to make,” she unequivocally states.

As this enchantment with death is benignly passed off as “hilarious entertainment,” or “a quirky romantic comedy,” what additional proof is needed to show the diversion industry not only has no standards —- but is actually euphoric at the opportunity to give the appearance of trendiness to the foul practice of abortion? 


Fish wrap haranguers carp at Independents — again

June 3, 2014

Fishy_Arizona_Republic Distraught leftists at AZ República implore politically unaligned to strategically limit GOP in Primary Election

Once again the petulant liberals at the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) are grousing about low voter turnout among registered Independents. The editorial board is of the collective opinion that without activating this perpetually drowsy voting bloc, the untenable status quo will prevail.

And what’s so untenable?

To the rock solid leftists at the newspaper that would be the fact that all major statewide office holders are Republican: Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Treasurer, Superintendent of Public Instruction and Mine Inspector. Add in all five members of the Arizona Corporation Commission.

Republicans in Maricopa, the state’s most populous county, hold the offices of the County Attorney, Sheriff, Treasurer, Clerk of the Court, Recorder, Assessor, School Superintendent and all but one of the 5-member seats on the Board of Supervisors.

The majority of the 90 member state legislature are Republicans, with a 4-member lead in the Senate and 12-member lead in the House.

The panacea the radicals at the newspaper longed for and relentlessly promoted was the “Top 2 Primary” which  they hoped would decimate the state Republican Party by allowing the top two vote getters —- regardless of party —-  to proceed to the General.  They were, of course,  hoping the only choices would be Democrats. Only columnist Robert Robb was forthright enough to expose the anti-conservative ruse as “…another disappointing attempt to change election outcomes by changing the rules.”

When sham tactics don’t work, the newspaper attempts to ravage conservatives who have the daring to buck the open borders mantra and adhere to Constitutional principles. Examples are former Senate President Russell Pearce, whom the newspaper decreed deserved ouster for spearheading SB 1070. The incessant posturing against Sheriff Joe Arpaio is fed by the same poisoned well. Attorney General Tom Horne is in its sights now. In each case the tactics are identical: Nonstop, repetitive and vicious reports, often veering sharply from the not-so-important facts, are their modus operandi.

The newspaper is hoping to sway registered Independents to opt for the Republican ballot and  skew the Primary election results by supporting the weakest Republican candidate in order to assure Democrats ultimately grab the power that has long eluded them. The aim is to reinstate liberals throughout the spectrum. Employing the tactics defined by Saul Alinsky in his “Rules for Radicals,” the aim is to marginalize conservatives. As an example, witness the nearly daily assault on Arizona’s effective conservative Attorney General Tom Horne.

Many are unaware of what undergirds the desperation driving the far-left newspaper. Talk to your friends, relatives and neighbors and inform them of the deceptive tactics. We don’t have the megaphone the press wields, but neither, anymore, does the desperate and faltering Arizona República.


How America treats illegal aliens vs. Veterans

May 25, 2014

Memorial Day reading

Longtime readers of Seeing Red AZ are familiar with some of our favorite nationally syndicated columnists —- Michelle Malkin, Thomas Sowell, Ann Coulter and Victor Davis Hanson among them. Today, in honor of Memorial Day, we feature Malkin’s recent column “How America Treats Illegal Aliens vs. Veterans.”

Malkin points out, “In Arizona, illegal aliens incurred health care costs totaling an estimated $700 million in 2009. In Phoenix, at least 40 veterans died waiting for VA hospitals and clinics to treat them, while government officials created secret waiting lists to cook the books and deceive the public about deadly treatment delays.”

These wise words conclude her column, “America: medical and welfare welcome mat to the rest of the world, while leaving its best and bravest veterans to languish in hospital lounges, die waiting for appointments, and compete for jobs and educational opportunities against illegal border-crossers, document fakers, visa violators and deportation evaders. Shame on us.”

Read it in full here.

Knowledge is power —- a commodity that is increasingly in short supply as we lose our grasp on our Constitutionally based Representative Republic. Our elected representatives appear to have forgotten the American citizens who supported them and voted them into office. They obviously need to be reminded. Give them a call. Since we pay their salaries, they should be happy to hear from us.


Leftist Linda Valdez: Longs for LBJ, skews facts

April 21, 2014

As the dedicated far-left radical she is, Linda Valdez, editorialist at the Arizona Republic, looks back longingly over five decades at Democrat President B. Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty. His failed “war” was integral to his blurred vision of a “Great Society.”

Through LBJ’s efforts to establish programs that compensated single mothers, fathers were rendered unnecessary as they were replaced by welfare checks. In this column, “Race and Rhetoric,” economist and syndicated columnist Thomas Sowell analyzes the disintegration of the black family —- which he notes has survived centuries of slavery and generations of government-imposed discrimination in the Jim Crow era, but began coming apart in the wake of the expansion of the liberal welfare state and its accompanying social dogmas.

The very government expansion acclaimed by Linda Valdez.

The poverty rate among blacks was nearly cut in half in the 20 years prior to the 1960s, a record unmatched since then, despite the expansion of welfare state policies in the 1960s.

Unemployment among black 16 and 17-year-old males was 12 percent back in 1950. Yet unemployment rates among black 16 and 17-year-old males has not been less than 30 percent for any year since 1970 —- and has been over 40 percent in some of those years.

Not only was unemployment among blacks in general lower before the liberal welfare state policies expanded in the 1960s, rates of imprisonment of blacks were also lower then, and most black children were raised in two-parent families. At one time, a higher percentage of blacks than whites were married and working.

None of these facts fits liberal social dogmas, writes Sowell.

Valdez’ column exposes her fringe mentality, worship of the nanny state, and  includes fervent fawning over Arizona’s liberal extremist Congressman Raul Grijalva (AZ CD-3), as well as a venomous diatribe against Republicans. This is her pie-eyed description: “Meanwhile, the GOP continued its relentless push to undermine unions and worker rights, keep wages low, sabotage public schools, cut college grants, roll back federal protections for consumers and the environment, stonewall immigration reform, limit women’s reproductive rights, stiff infrastructure and endlessly try to convince the American people that the country can’t afford beloved programs that reflect our shared sense of national responsibility: Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.”

How much clearer could it be that facts take a back seat to leftist spew in the pages of the Arizona Republic? You know what to do. (Video: 22 second mark.)


John McCain’s religious freedom memory lapse

March 15, 2014

The Weekly Standard’s articleJohn McCain Not Sure How Arizona’s Religious Freedom Bill Differed from Law He Voted Forprovides a revealing insight into the mind of Arizona’s very senior senator.

Only the fearless are willing to take such an excursion. Go ahead. You read Seeing Red AZ. You’re up to it.


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