Lawmaker Andy Tobin: Do as I say, not as I do

May 29, 2014

Paid property taxes late nearly 30 times

As Speaker of the Arizona House, Andy Tobin might be expected to have at least a shred of respect for the law. Now that he’s running for Congress in Arizona’s First Congressional District such a basic consideration should be a requisite.

According to the daily, Tobin faced the possibility of a foreclosure on his home nearly two decades ago due to racking up $2,000 in back taxes. That can happen. But far more egregious, he subsequently paid his property taxes late nearly 30 times between 2000 and 2014. At the time the Tobin’s owned three properties —- in Prescott and Paulden, including their current home —–after having sold their home in Dewey, in 1996 in lieu of foreclosure.

Tobin has other problems every bit as taxing as his taxes. He’s sorely neglected both his legislative duties and his constituents, passing them up for a south-of-the-border soiree with Democrats and RINOs. Although he’s been censured by Maricopa County Republican leaders, the union pushing Tobin has captured the support of the toxic pro-amnesty U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Sens. John McCain, Jeff Flake, Jon Kyl have jointly hosted a high-dollar fundraiser for him.

We’ve written about some of the tax woes of Tobin’s primary opponent, rancher Gary Kiehne. He’s racked up 15 past-due tax bills, for at least eight homes and parcels of land. Kiehne claims he lost track of due dates because he was campaigning.

State Rep. Adam Kwasman, an economist and the third Republican candidate in the CD1 race, is in the best possible position in this pack. He doesn’t own any property.


Mary Rose Wilcox resigns: vows to “deliver the bacon home”

May 26, 2014

After a political career mired in controversy, Mary Rose Wilcox is vacating the post she’s held over two decades on the Board of Supervisors. But don’t rejoice at the departure of the radical advocate for illegal aliens just yet. She’s announced that she is running for the Congressional District 7 post now open via the retirement of Democrat U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor.

It won’t be difficult to gauge the type of representative she hopes to be.

As a Maricopa County Supervisor, supposedly representing all of the people in District 5, Wilcox was the recipient of a national award from the government of Mexico for “promoting the prosperity of members of the Mexican community beyond Mexico’s political borders.” Among the accolades the Mexican government heaped on Wilcox, this stands out: “She has been in the forefront in the push for comprehensive immigration reform.”

Wilcox’s lack of concern for her actual constituents was highlighted when the Supervisors voted against increasing the 2011 property tax rate on Maricopa County citizens struggling in the worst economy in decades. It was Mary Rose who cast the lone dissenting vote.

Mary Rose Wilcox profited as one of the biggest beneficiaries of the Federal Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program intended to assist minorities and disadvantaged businesses. The ABC News and Goldwater Institute’s 25-page investigation links in this post no longer work. This 2009 overview is still available.

In 2011, Maricopa County taxpayers were the golden-egg-laying geese who had to shell out nearly $1 million to Wilcox for her weepy claims of being harassed and intimidated.

Wilcox will face off against former state Rep. Ruben Gallego in the Democrat primary. Obviously getting the word from the party hierarchy, State Sen. Steve Gallardo has dropped out of the congressional race — even after his “coming-out” announcement timed to ensure him support in the odd district.

Gallego has been endorsed by radical leftists CD 3 Rep. Raul Grijalva and single-termer Harry Mitchell. Wilcox has the endorsements of the retiring liberal Ed Pastor and the pro-abortion EMILY’S List, a group that spent nearly $4 million on Democrat women in 2012.

The daily reported that at her farewell reception as she departed the Board of Supervisors, Mary Rose told those in attendance, “If you pray for me, I will get that job, and I will deliver the bacon home. Thank you, and let’s eat cake.”

One thing Mary Rose Wilcox, 64, has long shown a proficiency for is delivering “the bacon home” —- to her own. Oink. Oink.


Proof that Democrats will send any leftist to Congress

May 24, 2014

Kuster’s last stand?

U.S. Rep. Ann Kuster, a freshman Democrat representing New Hampshire‘s 2nd Congressional District, displayed her abysmal lack of knowledge when asked to explain her position on the Benghazi terrorist attack.

Appearing at a Townhall meeting, Kuster read a written question asking her opinion about House Resolution 36, intended to establish a select committee to investigate and report on the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi.

Stumbling from the onset, Kuster’s response begins with an error, as she wrongly tells the audience that the measure is being crafted in the Senate so she doesn’t want to get into a discussion about it.

“Um, I don’t have….uh, it’s a Senate….I think ahh-h,” she stammers. “I don’t think we have anything about that in the House.”

Pressed for an answer by a woman in the audience, Kuster says the forum should stay focused on the Middle East.

Q: “Can you address Benghazi? What are you going to do about Benghazi ? Why isn’t Benghazi  at the top of your issue?”

A: “Well, I’m certainly not here to talk about it.  We’re here to talk about the Middle East.” (2014 map here)

Several people in the audience exclaimed, “Benghazi is in the Middle East!”

This revealing exchange took place in November, but remains relevant, since the inept leftist Ann Kuster is running for reelection.  Republicans Col. Gary Lambert, a state Senator and Marilinda  Garcia, a member of the NH House, are challenging Kuster. Libertarian Brian Chabot, who says he supports good, fresh sushi, is also in the race.

This video clearly shows the incompetent Kuster:

 


AZ CD1 candidate Gary Kiehne steps in it…again

May 20, 2014

Kiehne not ready for prime time

The Arizona Daily Star reports on an apology issued by Arizona Congressional District 1 candidate Gary Kiehne after remarks he made during a GOP candidate debate.

The debate also featured state Rep. Adam Kwasman.

Another candidate, Andy Tobin, chose not to appear at the event, which was hosted by the Pinal County Republican Committee. Pinal County Republicans unanimously censured the left-leaning Tobin in 2012, a fact which might have effected his decision to boycott the forum. The Maricopa County Republican Executive Guidance Committee also took the previously unprecedented action against Tobin censuring him by a 23 – 5 vote.

Although the focus of the report is on Kiehne’s response to a question about gun rights —- it’s his answer to the question on illegal immigration that actually merits being the attention getter. Gary Kiehne wants to put illegal aliens to work. If you’re an unemployed construction worker, ponder his full statement. It’s under the headline IMMIGRATION, and includes this view: “If you really want to look at the cold, hard facts, I challenge you to go to a construction site anywhere around the Phoenix/Tucson/Maricopa area and find a framing crew that can speak English,” he said. “If you like $100-a-square-foot homebuilding costs, you’re gonna love $200-a-square-foot homebuilding costs if you package all of ‘em up and send ‘em home. The truth is they’re here, they’re working.”

Seeing Red AZ has previously written about Kiehne’s tax problems.

The primary election is August 26. The winner of the Republican primary will face incumbent Obama-supporting Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick in November.  This video shows Kirkpatrick during a particularly trying interaction with constituents at a Townhall meeting back in 2009, that caused her to run away from the forum and constituents to yell after her, “Don’t come back!” She was ousted for her unequivocal support of Obamacare although reelected after sitting out a term.

Ann Kirkpatrick’s political hypocrisy is front-and-center here.


Amnesty lurks, prepare for post-election thrust

April 25, 2014

Boehner, McCain, sycophant Flake poised to pounce; AZ 4 clearly onboard amnesty effort

Speaking at a Rotary Club in his Ohio home district, John Boehner mocked his fellow GOP Congressmen, saying they’re afraid to reform immigration policy.

“Here’s the attitude. Oh-h-h-h. Don’t make me do this. Oh-h-h-h. This is too hard.” Boehner engaged in the farcical imitation of his prudent colleagues before the lunchtime crowd he addressed.

“We get elected to make choices. We get elected to solve problems and it’s remarkable to me how many of my colleagues just don’t want to —- they’ll take the path of least resistance,” he sniffed.

Those colleagues he was referring to also know Boehner can’t vote for any of them and their conservative constituents are not onboard gifting illegal invaders with American citizenship.

The Left has intentionally misrepresented the desire to have our border respected as “anti-immigrant,” omitting the key word, “illegal.” But Gallup polling reflects the hard truth that only 13% of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing. Moveover, continued unemployment and under-employment among our own citizens dispute the need to import more competition for fewer jobs.

Allahpundit at Hot Air blog reports that John McCain is now tooting a new tune regarding shoving amnesty down the throats of the American people. His latest claim is that America has dishonored itself by dragging its feet in rewarding approximately 30 million foreign nationals who broke into our country —- with the gift of our citizenship. The blog notes that McCain vows to name any such bill in honor of his close senate associate, the late Ted Kennedy.

For John McCain, repeatedly censured by Arizona Republicans, and slick enough to survive the Keating Five Corruption Scandal that took down other senators in 1989, to talk in terms of a stain on honor would be laughable if not so…well…McCainish. Nothing this man does surprises Arizonans anymore.

Just days ago we reported that Jeff Flake complemented Republicrat Jeb Bush for referring to the illegal invasion as “an act of love,“ actually saying the issue “shouldn’t rile people up.” As if on cue, McCain’s doppelganger Jeff Flake agreed with Bush, praising him for having “the guts to say it.” 

Last May, Arizona’s GOP U.S. Reps. Paul Gosar, Matt Salmon and David Schweikert co-authored this bit of deception, “What immigration reform must entail,” winning praise from the pro-amnesty daily newspaper. Their prose included these words: “At the same time, there is no benefit to keeping 11 million illegal immigrants trapped in the shadows. In fact, it is in our country’s interest to know who they are and where they live. Reforming our immigration system to address the status of the 11 million people in our country illegally should focus on normalizing their legal status without access to federal benefits or a special pathway to citizenship.”

Though not part of this particular trio of deceivers, U.S. Rep. Trent Franks has not only allowed illegals and their supporters to camp overnight in the front yard of his family home —- he joined them in prayer.

Stay alert. Keep calling your members of congress. Don’t allow these self-serving politicians to throw open the floodgates of our sovereign nation. Nothing has changed since Ronald Reagan misguidedly conferred amnesty on millions in 1986. There has been no actual effort to staunch the deluge of illegal entrants in the nearly 30 years since.

It’s time to say, “Enough!”

 


Boehner “Hellbent” on passing amnesty

April 19, 2014

GOP crafting plan to alter country, guarantee its own irrelevancy

The Wall Street Journal reports John Boehner and other senior House Republicans are telling donors and industry groups that they intend to pass amnesty legislation this year, despite the disinclination of many Republicans to tackle the divisive issue prior to the November elections.  

Most of us have assumed the irrational idea of gifting citizenship —- even in a deceptive “piecemeal” fashion —- to our invaders would be back-burnered in an election year. But Boehner,who has hired McCain’s senior amnesty advisor, appeared at a Las Vegas fundraiser last month, stridently declaring he was “hellbent on getting this done this year.”

Don’t be fooled by what we are being told by the Republican House members. Their chief issue is the timing of the vote, not the vote itself. The last thing they want is angry constituents in advance of the upcoming midterm elections, although none in Arizona are facing tough primaries. They are also banking on the fact after they are reelected, our focus will be on the  2016 presidential election. They have already made their intentions to cave on amnesty clear.

This is the double-talk from AZ’s Republican U.S. Reps. Paul Gosar, Matt Salmon and David Schweikert. Trent Franks not only allowed amnesty proponents and their supporters to camp out overnight in his front yard, he went outside to pray with them.

On the senate side, McCain has vowed to keep fighting for amnesty as long as he’s “alive and breathing.” His sycophantic underling Jeff Flake has never made a secret of his support of amnesty.

After the widespread disillusionment with ObamaCare and Obama’s poll numbers continuing to plummet —- as his disapproval numbers exceed approval —-Republicans are poised to win control the Senate. But to borrow a term from Boehner, they appear to be “hellbent” to deep-six their chances by becoming embroiled in forwarding the divisive amnesty issue.

This Congressional Budget Office estimate indicates that ObamaCare has the potential to decrease the number of full-time American workers by 2.5 million over the next decade. That grim prediction by the non-partisan CBO should be an area where Republicans focus their attention.

Those who believe support from grateful Hispanics would be important to the Republican nominee need to bone up on history. Immigrants —- all immigrants —- have been bonded to the Democrat Party and generations after their first arrivals, their descendants have remained so. Recent arrivals tend to be poor and dependent on government assistance. They often come from societies that are far left-wing. History shows that rather than fleeing those policies, they bring their cultures with them. For at least a century, there’s never been a period when a majority of immigrants weren’t Democrats. At the current accelerated rate of immigration — 1.1 million new immigrants every year, without amnesty — Republicans will be a fringe party in a decade.

Rush Limbaugh has long warned that Republicans are signing onto political suicide in conspiring with Democrats in their attempt to legalize illegal aliens. Limbaugh contends it is ultimately a push for citizenship intended to grant voting rights to a new Democrat demographic.

Ann Coulter has written extensively on the same theme, with Hispanicked GOP Elite and GOP Crafts Plan to Wreck the Country, Lose Voters. In this column Phyllis Schlafly correctly concluded Amnesty Is Republican Party Suicide.

If Republicans are to remain viable, there are critical issues such as massive debt, the unsustainability of Social Security, federal overreaches and a seriously declining economy for us to be “hellbent” on exposing.


JD Winteregg: Conservative challenges RINO Boehner

April 16, 2014

J.D. Winteregg is a sharp, young conservative mounting an effective primary challenge in Ohio’s CD 8 to Obama’s golfing buddy and amnesty promoter John Boehner. Though Winteregg is a serious contender, he’s kept his sense of humor, as evidenced by his satirical new ad spoofing the speaker’s “Electile Dysfunction.”

In the one-minute Cialis-like ad titled “When The Moment Is Right,” tea party-supported Winteregg takes some not-so-subtle jabs at Boehner for the Ohio Republican’s smoking, golfing with Obama and tanning obsession.

“Other signs of electile dysfunction may include extreme skin discoloration, the inability to punch oneself out of a wet paper bag, or maintain a spine in the face of liberal opposition,” according to J.D. Winteregg’s campaign ad

“Your electile dysfunction? It could be a question of blood flow. Sometimes when a politician has been in D.C. too long, it goes to his head and he just can’t seem to get the job done,” the narrator says as footage of Boehner shaking hands with Barack Obama plays. “If you have a Boehner lasting more than 23 years, seek immediate medical attention.”

“I’m J.D. Winteregg and I approve this message, but I don’t golf,” is Winteregg‘s tag-line..

You don’t have to live in Ohio to send Winteregg a donation.


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