United scheme to destroy conservative AG has nefarious roots
It’s no secret that the leftist daily newspaper is in high destruction mode, cheerleading attempts to undermine and defeat Arizona’s Attorney General Tom Horne. We’ve witnessed such efforts on numerous occasions as conservatives have been in the crosshairs of the editorial board.
In a glowing 2006 endorsement of a liberal Democrat challenger, it editorially referred to the conservative incumbent congressman as a “bully.” When vile campaign ads showed the congressman in the target of a gun sight, the newspaper uncharacteristically went mute.
The daily’s clear mission is to elect more liberals. Tom Horne doesn’t fit that paradigm. He was even vilified for his opposition to a racist, La Raza endorsed anti-American studies program in the Tucson Unified School District when he was state Education Superintendent.
The newspaper relentlessly pushed the election scheme known as “Top 2,” intended to gut political parties, skew the primary elective process and specifically put the skids to conservatives, by permitting voters to vote for any primary election candidate, regardless of party affiliation and allowing two leading finishers to advance to the general election. The top two could be two of the same party. The lefties at the AZ República were hoping both would be Democrats, thereby removing political choices.
On a nearly daily basis, the newspaper has hammered popular conservatives such as Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former Senate President Russell Pearce. The established mode of attack is for the crew of reporters, editorialists, columnists and the editorial cartoonist to work in unison attempting to replace those dreaded Republicans with their preferred extremist liberals. Recently, dedicated leftist Linda Valdez urged Independents to pull Republican ballots to upend the upcoming elections. The Arizona Republic is a Gannett newspaper. The mega-media company also owns the local NBC affiliate Channel 12, which acts as an echo chamber.
What obviously galls the daily is the fact that Republicans hold every state office. The Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Treasurer, Superintendent of Public Instruction, all five members of the Corporation Commission and even the Mine Inspector are Republicans.
In Maricopa County, the County Attorney, Sheriff, Treasurer, Clerk of the Court, Recorder, Assessor and School Superintendent and all but a single County Supervisor are Republicans.
The state legislature is routinely ripped by the newspaper. These numbers might explain why:
Senate members: 17 Republicans, 13 Democrats
House of Representatives: 36 Republicans, 24 Democrats
With these facts as background, it comes as no surprise that the focus is now on Attorney General Tom Horne. Recently picked to lead the charge is a self-absorbed young woman with a troubled past named Sarah Beattie, closely aligned with the establishment Republicrats. Her pro-bono lawyer —- an extreme leftwing ideologue, who worked with Randy Parraz to unseat Russell Pearce —- characterizes her as “a profile of courage,” saying; “she’s frightened, scared.…”
Strutting in skimpy attire, Beattie promotes herself as a foreign policy wonk, oddly advocating for Joe Biden’s ill-advised plan to partition Iraq.
You decide. This is Sarah Beattie. So is this. To use her own words, “unbelievable.”