RIP: AZ Rep. David Burnell Smith

October 28, 2014

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It is with sadness we report that Republican former state Rep. David Burnell Smith has passed away at age 73.  Take time to read his fascinating biography.

Arrangements are pending. They will be announced here when they become available.

Update: We have been advised that the memorial service for Rep. David Burnell Smith will be private.

In 2006 Rep. Smith, then representing state Legislative District 7, was removed from his office by the unelected “Clean” Elections Commission.  A lawyer, Rep. Smith personally contacted the commission to inform them of a bookkeeping irregularity he discovered that took place during his 2004 primary campaign.

At the time, Rep. David Burnell Smith, a dedicated public servant and a true Southern gentleman, had the dubious distinction of being the only duly elected U. S. office holder so removed by a panel of unelected bureaucrats and an unelected administrative law judge. This quasi-governmental overreach occurred although criminal charges were never filed and no trial was ever held.

 Rep. David Burnell Smith lost by a mere 32 votes in the recent August 26, 2014 Primary Election.

Heartfelt condolences go out to his wife Rita and extended family.


Remembering the mother who shaped the man

October 21, 2014

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AZ GOP Hispanic outreach exposed as bogus

October 11, 2014

The shameful snub of conservative Gabriela Saucedo Mercer

This swell party invitation for high dollar swells willing to shell out up to $7,800 a head, raises more than a few questions. Three brand new Republican congressional candidates are hosting a swanky reception for House Speaker John Boehner at an undisclosed Paradise Valley address. In the style of a suspense-filled whodunit, once the price is paid, the site will be revealed.

A closer look shows Republicans Martha McSally, Wendy Rogers and Andy Tobin as co-hosts.

McSally is challenging Democrat Ron Barber in Congressional District 2. Wendy Rogers in CD 9  is mounting a campaign against radical leftist Kyrsten Sinema, and Andy Tobin is poised to take out Ann Kirkpatrick in CD 1.

Oddly missing from the lineup is the lone Latina, Gabriela Saucedo Mercer, running in Congressional District 3. Gabby is challenging the disreputable Raul Grijalva, whose roots are firmly planted in the most extreme factions of the Democrat party and is the willing recipient of Hamas-linked donations.

With her impeccable resume, knowledge of the issues and love for her adopted country as a naturalized American citizen since 1991, this eloquent and elegant woman should be the headliner. Instead she is mysteriously missing from the lineup.

Given that the Arizona GOP and the Republican National Committee go to great lengths to tout their Hispanic Outreach, even making sure diverse faces are in the mix at the National convention, omitting Gabby Saucedo Mercer is beyond blunderous.

The only plausible answer to this Sphinx-like riddle is that Gabby Saucedo Mercer is an unapologetic conservative. Take a look at her “Issues” page to see where she stands on the topics that matter. There is no equivocation.

In the world of Republican politics, Gabby Saucedo Mercer is pure gold. But the AZ GOP hierarchy is in the tight grasp of the McCain-led establishment, RINOs all.  A conservative candidate such as Gabby Saucedo Mercer gives them heartburn, so they ignore her. Since she won’t be splitting the jackpot after the Paradise Valley soiree, please help this outstanding woman as much as you can.  Time is short. There are ads to buy and mailers to send in order to get her message out. You can make a donation here without leaving home.  Do it. It matters.

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RIP: David Gage, former Maricopa County GOP chair

September 24, 2014

We note with sadness the passing of David Gage, former chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Party. He was elected to that post in 1971 at age 32. 

David was a respected lawyer who had an exemplary career and also devoted time to serving his community.

Time and place of the memorial service to honor his life can be found here.


Young conservative woman wins state legislative seat

September 9, 2014

Although this newly elected 23-year-old state legislator is in Florida, her commitment to conservative principles resonates all the way across the country to Arizona.

Jennifer Sullivan, a home-schooled youth development leader still living in her family home, easily won the District 31 seat over four other Republican candidates. Incumbent Bryan Nelson is termed out. The Orlando Sentinel reports she was widely viewed as the most conservative choice in the race, which included Randy Glisson, a chiropractor, whose father had served in both the Florida Senate and House; Terri Seefeldt, who received the endorsement of former Rep. Bryan Nelson and Belita “B” Grassel, former teachers’ union leader.

Sullivan, the daughter of a local Tea Party founder, works for TeenPact, a faith-based organization that conducts leadership training courses for politically conservative teenagers. Working at their national headquarters, she developed curriculum instrumental in teaching youth the proper role of government.

Florida Right to Life PAC and the National Rifle Association/Unified Sportsmen of Florida each gave Jennifer Sullivan their highest rating.

Referring to her grassroots victory over well-funded opponents, Sullivan said, “I hope that this would not just inspire my generation, but inspire all Americans that freedom is not dead and you can truly work hard, build relationships and anything is possible.”

Check out the District 31 State Representative election results. Jennifer Sullivan was the runaway winner. Democrats did not field a candidate, so Sullivan’s primary win ensures her seat.


It’s Primary Election Day: endorsements reposted

August 26, 2014

For those who are still searching for Seeing Red AZ’s endorsement pages for today’s Primary Election, we are reposting them.

This list includes our selections for statewide offices.  It also provides links to the candidate’s websites. State legislative endorsements can be seen here.

If you haven’t already done so, make time to vote today.  It matters.

Uncertain of your polling place? It’s easily located here.


ISIS terrorists, drug cartels use same operational plan

August 21, 2014

Risks of doing nothing are too great as terrorists present massive global and US threat

U.S. Rep. Ted Poe, a Texas congressman, former felony prosecutor and judge was a guest on Newmax TV’s America’s Forum Wednesday. Poe, a member of the House Judiciary Committee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security discussed the macabre beheading of American journalist James Foley by ISIS terrorists and the connection between these depraved fanatics and Mexican drug cartels. Watch the interview with host J.D. Hayworth here.

Poe drew a disturbing connection between the Mexican drug cartels invading our Southern border and terrorist organizations such as ISIS, acknowledging the drug cartels use the same operational plan as terrorist groups do.

“They kill their opponents, they behead their opponents, they brag about it and they have operational control of many portions of the southern border of the United States.  Mexico doesn’t.  The United States doesn’t.  Otherwise they wouldn’t be crossing daily with their drugs.  They’re as vicious as some of these other terrorist organizations.  We need to recognize that this is an organized international crime group that is a threat to the world. We have to deal with them as such,” Rep. Poe said.

In May 2011 we posted Hezbollah on our doorstep: Radical Muslims in border towns, warning of the increasing dangers posed to America and her citizens by terrorists. It includes a news photo showing Hispanic leaders meeting with then-PLO leader Yasser Arafat in Beirut Lebanon in 1980, as an image of the ruthless Sharia dictator Ayatollah Khomeini watches over the meeting.

At the time, ABC 10 News in San Diego filed this alarming televised report detailing that “Hezbolah has operated in South America for decades and then Central America, along with their sometime rival/ sometime ally Hamas. Now, the group is blending into Shi’a Muslim communities throughout Mexico. Other pockets along the U.S.-Mexico border region remain largely unidentified as U.S. intelligence agencies are focused on the drug trade.”

We live in a post-9/11 world. Americans can no longer afford complacency. The federal government (FEMA) has a little-advertised website Ready.gov that warns Americans of risks and the need to be prepared in cases of disasters. This page and its links specifically address terrorism.


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