AZ Republic’s hit pieces: Have you noticed a pattern?

March 4, 2014


Conservatives repeatedly slammed, mischaracterized

It’s no secret the Arizona Republic is a leftward-lurching, agendized newspaper.  Most often the struggling daily concentrates its energies on promoting legalization of America’s illegal invaders and normalizing homosexuality. But superseding all else is its cause célèbre — advancing the Democrat party and its candidates.  It is via that method, after all, that the other issues move forward.

A couple of weeks ago a multi-page, fabricated exposé of Republican political consultant Sean Noble was Page One material. If disinterested readers skipped past it, they saw all that was needed to get the daily’s nefarious point across.  Accompanying his mega-size photo was the sinister title, “The Dark Money Man: Sean Noble, Koch cash and Politics.” 

Suddenly Noble transmogrified into evil personified. Despite the Republic’s usage of a ProPublica cut and paste smear passing as a “report”— actually containing nothing of substance, Noble didn’t  appear less than his name implies. What was missing was such disclosure from the Republic and the omission that ProPublica is a recipient of a massive funding stream from billionaire leftist George Soros with tentacles to radical Media Matters. Yet ProPublica innocently calls itself “an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest.”


On Sunday it was Cathi Herrod’s turn to be eviscerated. Herrod is the president of the conservative Center for Arizona Policy which promotes and defends the foundational values of life, marriage, family, and religious liberty. She is also an effective lobbyist for those issues. That makes her ripe for a barrage of attacks by the daily. Her above the fold, Page One portrayal was titled, “A Political Force Behind the Scenes; Activist wields influence on Ariz. Laws.”

Let’s hope so.

The newspaper is now shining its high beam distortion campaign on state Rep. John Kavanagh, (LD-8).The conservative lawmaker has been the subject of articles, columns and even an editorial which actually employed the word “Yuck” throughout — regarding his participation in a roast of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Kavanagh’s participation — he was one of several “roasters” —  at the  private dinner wrapping up the Western Conservative Conference in Phoenix, is obviously the lynchpin.  The newspaper despises Arpaio. A banquet room full of his friends and admirers poking fun at him, would bring on teeth gnashing at the Republic. So now the well respected John Kavanagh is being savaged.

The leftist newspaper became emboldened after contributing to the bogus upheaval playing out in tandem with suspect redistricting that resulted in Russell Pearce’s loss of his district seat and the senate presidency. He was defeated by a one-termer, but that was of no consequence to the Republic.  They simply wanted Pearce, the architect of SB 1070, out.

Attorney General Tom Horne is now in the daily’s sights. While Superintendent of Public Instruction, he successfully fought the racist and anti-American MAS program in Tucson Unified School District. As Attorney General he has been a standout, but not one of their choosing. Conservative Horne urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a Ninth Circuit ruling, arguing that Arizona has a right to deny Medicaid funding to abortion providers. Planned Parenthood is scheduled to receive more than $1.5 billion in Medicaid subsidies

What do Noble, Herrod, Arpaio, Kavanagh, Pearce and Horne all have in common? They are independent thinking, conservative Republicans, who don’t take their marching orders from the editorial board of the dying newspaper or the squishy party establishment elites, earning them attacks from the daily — which wants to see all of the top offices led by Democrats. When they endorse a Republican it will be a RINO or the weakest candidate, positioning the Democrat to win the general.

This isn’t rocket science.

WA Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon insults AZ as his team loses

December 23, 2013

Dimwitted Dem disses Arizona

An obtuse Washington state legislator said Sunday he was just engaging in some sports trash talk when he called the state of Arizona a “racist wasteland.”

Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon, a 27-year-old Democrat tweeted — and later deleted — his foolish comment after the Seattle Seahawks were hammered by the Arizona Cardinals. Fitzgibbon later said in an interview that people were taking his trash talk a little too seriously, the Seattle Times reports.

The Cardinals’ 17-10 win in Seattle kept their postseason hopes alive while shattering the Seahawks’ 14-game home win streak.

“Losing a football game sucks,” Fitzgibbon wrote. “Losing to a desert racist wasteland sucks a lot.”

In his disingenuous non-apology, Fitzgibbon said, “If folks are going to take that too seriously, then I’m sorry about that.” Fitzgibbon sponsored HB 1817, authorizing illegal alien students to receive taxpayer funded student aid.

The citizens of the state of Washington cough up $42,106 a year, plus $90 per diem throughout the session for this mouthy, amateurish, know-nothing. Prior to being elected in 2011, his previous work experience consisted of serving as a legislative aide.

Arizonans who know all too well the massive costs involved with providing benefits, health care and education to an illegal invasion of uneducated, criminally disposed foreign nationals, might want to give Joe Fitzgibbon a call. Explain the costly realities of life abutting an impoverished and crime riddled foreign country that disrespects our national sovereignty and laws. Our popular post “Lingo” provides further enlightenment.

His office number is: (360)786-7952.

Capitol email is:

Readying for amnesty DHS hires radical lawyers

December 8, 2013

Townhall’s Katie Pavlich has written a disturbing exposé regarding the radical Obama comrades brought on as new hires to oversee and manage immigration litigation as amnesty is front-burnered by the administration and its enthusiasts in the U.S. House and Senate.

We urge you to read “Department of Homeland Security Stacked With Pro-Amnesty Attorneys Ahead of Illegal Immigration Fight.”

Former DOJ attorney J. Christian Adams writing for  PJ Media has also done a masterful job researching the pro-amnesty and pro-asylum backgrounds of the new hires. In a country where normalcy reigned, these people would be revealed as reprehensible infiltrators intending to bring harm to the United States and criminally charged.

Michelle Malkin has written extensively about Thomas Perez, radical assistant attorney general for Obama’s DOJ Civil Rights Division and now Obama’s Secretary of Labor. (Senate confirmation vote here.)

Arizonans will remember that it was Perez who spearheaded the lawsuit against our state over our immigration enforcement measures and launched a three-year DOJ witch-hunt against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The vengeful investigation against Arpaio, the nation’s most outspoken local law enforcement official against illegal alien crime, was dropped without charges* by the DOJ in August of 2012. Malkin wrote that Perez was leading similar witch-hunts against police departments across the country based on leftwing junk science theories about racial “disparate impacts.”

To get a flavor of why Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is so admired, read his strong response to Perez’ intending-to-intimidate press conference December 15, 2011.

As expected, senate shamnesty gangsters John McCain, Jeff Flake, Lindsey Graham & Co. have folded like lawn chairs on Obamamnesty. Keep your eyes on our AZ House members and any attempts to sign on to what is being referred to as “piecemeal legislation,” but is in fact incremental steps toward full-blown amnesty. Rewarding criminality and demands with the great gift of American citizenship should not be on any of their agendas.

*letter via AZ Republic

City of Phx runoff election results: Districts 4, 8 & overrides

November 5, 2013

Diversity of thought non-existent in race where “diversity” rules

City of Phoenix runoff election results will be available HERE beginning at 8:00 p.m. this evening, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. Results will be updated as they come in.

Candidates in City Council District 4 are Justin Johnson and Laura Pastor. District 8 candidates are Kate Gallego and Warren Stewart. All of the candidates are Democrats.

We most recently covered the sad state of the two races on Sunday.

The results of the School District overrides can be viewed HERE . More than 30 districts across Maricopa County will once again ask voters, who have to live within their budgets, to approve new bonds or budget overrides.

Conservatism: A few things to ponder

October 18, 2013

SRAZ commenter American Patriot recently wrote: “Are you aware that [Ted] Cruz’ father left Cuba in 1957 and only became a US citizen in 2005? That’s nearly 50 years later!! He obviously was in no great hurry to embrace America, but was content to profit from this great land. His timing is interesting since it coincided with his son Ted’s establishment of a political career.”

This fact is but one of many political oddities. One of the biggest took place right here in Arizona.

We often hear Republican Barry Goldwater referred to as “Mr. Conservative.” How many remember that “Mr. Conservative” actually endorsed a Berkeley-reared, radical Democrat over an actual conservative candidate in an Arizona Congressional race in 1992?

It’s true.

Goldwater came after Republican Doug Wead with both barrels, due to the fact that he was a political and religious conservative who Barry said was unacceptable since he “wore his religion on his sleeve.” So who did Barry Goldwater prefer AND endorse? Karan English, a liberal pro-abortion Democrat! Having served in the Arizona state legislature, she had an undeniable leftist track record, but that was of no consequence.

Yep. It turns out, Arizona’s Republican icon, “Mr. Conservative” wasn’t a conservative at all.

There is a silver lining to the story. Single-termer Karan English was unceremoniously ousted from office by none other than J.D. Hayworth — who it turns out, is more of a conservative than Barry ever was. Republican Hayworth ably represented Arizona in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2007.

After Goldwater’s endorsement spirited English to victory, anti-Barry ire was so great, there was a movement to remove his name from AZ GOP headquarters. The story was big enough to gain coverage in the Chicago Tribune.

Abortion played a major role in this sham. In addition to favoring term-limits and vouchers, Doug Wead was adamantly pro-life. The Goldwater’s were not. Barry and his wife Peggy were fans of the notorious eugenics proponent Margaret Sanger, (video) whose desire to limit those she considered “human weeds” and “genetically inferior races,” undergirded Planned Parenthood’s abortion mission.

Goldwater even appeared in commercials in opposition of Proposition 110, The Preborn Child Protection Amendment, the intent of which was to limit abortions to saving the life of the mother or in cases of reported rape or incest. (Information relating to the proposition begins on page 61).

To this day, the Peggy Goldwater Award, named in honor of Barry’s wife of 51 years — the founder of Planned Parenthood of Central and Northern Arizona — is one of the group’s most prestigious awards. After Peggy’s death and his remarriage to Susan Wechsler, 32 years his junior, Barry’s views on social issues veered even further left. The Arizona senator died in 1998 at age 89.

Ted Cruz’ proud moment: John McCain “hates” him

September 24, 2013

Self-styled maverick John McCain, who knows a thing or two about grandstanding, outlandishly describes Republican senator Ted Cruz as a “grandstander.” An aide to the senior senator goes even further, saying “McCain (expletive) hates Cruz.”

Cruz, for his part, is “embarrassed to have supported McCain in 2008” — a sentiment many conservative Republicans can readily appreciate. McCain, a frequent visitor to the White House where he acknowledges strategizing with Obama, centers his ire on Cruz’ outspoken rejection of any spending bills that include funding for Obamacare.

Earlier this year, the senior senator took potshots at two of his senate colleagues, calling Cruz and Rand Paul “wacko birds.”

McCain’s name calling and salty speech — the refuge of the crass and ignorant — is nothing new. During his failed presidential bid, he reportedly even called his heiress wife Cindy despicable female slurs within earshot of reporters.

Then over the weekend, grandstanding McCain indignantly referred to the Los Angeles Dodgers’ jubilant jump into the Chase Field swimming pool as a “no-class act by a bunch of overpaid, immature, arrogant, spoiled brats!” The celebrating team had just clinched the NL West title in Phoenix.

McCain’s odd and derisive comment is nothing short of what Arizonans have come to expect. His less than merit-based wins in recent years have come at a high price. Running as if his life depended on it in 2010, he brutalized a worthy opponent, outspending his challenger by about 10 to one. McCain even resorted to lying during that senate campaign debate — unashamedly insulting the viewers. The architect of “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” correctly known as amnesty, actually declared, “By the way, I never was for amnesty,” 

No wonder he can’t comprehend the sheer joy of the Dodgers, who actually earned their victory.

Phx Council races: Sal DiCiccio deserves your vote

July 29, 2013

Dirty politics front and center

Phoenix City Council elections are right around the corner.  In what appears an attempt to keep voter participation low, early balloting begins August 1, — surely a death knell for active turnout during the extreme heat of a Phoenix summer.

Dirty politics has become more pervasive in the city races in recent years. As we pointed out in this post, District 8 Democrat Kate Gallego has been the subject of vicious race baiting and unconcealed bigotry. She has been referred to as a “white sham candidate in brown face” by Jarrett Maupin, II, a less than upstanding member of the Phoenix black community. His vicious assault on Gallego was compounded by this blatant racism offered in the form of a letter to the editor by former Phoenix City Council member Calvin Goode, who proposes a disturbing scheme of race-based districts. In his letter, he expounds on the impropriety of a “white woman” running in a council district that he says is uniquely black. Gallego is a liberal with union and pro-abortion support, not the type of candidate supported by Seeing Red AZ. However the offensive boorishness of her opponents should not be overlooked.

As despicable as that race is, District 6 Councilman Sal DiCiccio, running for re-election, has been the subject of dishonest hit pieces by his left-of-center opponent Karlene Keogh Parks. DiCiccio is a dedicated reformer, who has been vigilant in exposing union and city excesses and strongly opposes the Phoenix food tax which increased city employee salaries by $137 million paid out in raises since the food tax was passed. The average total compensation for all 14,600 employees is now $105,000. Check out DiCiccio’s “fact checked“ issues here.

In the most deceitful attempt to take DiCiccio down, Keogh Parks’ Democrat supporters — through an independent expenditure campaign — have initiated a cunning and disreputable effort of mailers and auto-dialers intentionally misinforming voters. They have placed maligning campaign signs that resemble DiCiccio’s own along the roadways. City Hall reporter Dustin Gardiner writes the smears may have violated campaign finance laws.  A complaint is being investigated by the AZ Attorney General’s office.

As she asks for your vote, be aware that Karlene Keogh Parks wasn’t interested enough in the City of Phoenix elections to participate in voting herself — repeatedly throwing away her opportunity to cast a ballot.

A supporter of consolidated elections, DiCiccio has wisely made the case that Scottsdale’s voter turnout increased from 15 percent to 85 percent after the city switched to fall elections in the same years as state general elections, a move that has also resulted in savings of more than $100,000. Phoenix, dependent on low voter turnout consisting primarily of city employees and union members has resisted this sound effort.

DiCiccio resides in Ahwatukee Foothills. District 6 also includes Arcadia, the Biltmore area and parts of east Phoenix.

If you live in this bifurcated district, (map) the clear choice is Sal DiCiccio.

MC GOP chair A.J. LaFaro maintains fidelity to campaign promises

July 17, 2013

…and gives AZ Republic’s editorial board members heartburn

Feigning interest in Arizona’s Republican party and the outcome of its elections, Robert Leger, the leftwing Arizona Republic’s opinions editor, condescendingly offers Republicans counsel in this ‘Quick Hit:’  titled, A. J. LaFaro could deliver seats —-for Democrats.

Democrats must love A. J. LaFaro. The volatile chair of the Maricopa County Republican Party shows no interest in healing a fractured party, preferring to drive the ideologically impure out. He labels the GOP legislators who supported Gov. Jan Brewer’s plan to expand Medicaid as “Arizona’s 15 most wanted,” vowing to defeat them in what would be divisive primaries. The bloodbaths could increase the possibilities of Dems picking up a few seats — if they can suppress their own petty jealousies.”

It’s actually Leger who doesn’t get it. Conservative grassroots activists, who elected LaFaro as Chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Committee at their intra-party meeting this past January, got exactly what they were looking for as a successor to the exceedingly popular and much admired Rob Haney. LaFaro and his entire team of conservative, Constitutional Platform Republicans won decisive victories.

Straightforward and honest, Chairman LaFaro has not disappointed us.

In this pre-election post we documented that the daily newspaper was supportive of LaFaro’s opponent. How much of a surprise is it that Ledger expresses concern about what he declares to be our “fractured party.” When those who run with R’s after their names repeatedly vote with the most liberal Democrats, the party not only has the right, but the obligation to call them out.

For his efforts, we abundantly thank Maricopa County GOP Chairman A. J. LaFaro.

McCain verbally mugs GOP Sen’s amnesty deviation

June 29, 2013

U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer’s dissent from McCain’s skewed views brings on rude tirade

Testy John McCain calls fellow U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE) “So ill-informed in the statement I just saw that I don’t know where to begin,” as he expressed his “disappointment in the series of false statements that the senator just made.” McCain’s unhinged attack was in response to his senate colleague having the temerity to express criticism of his amnesty legislation.

McCain rudely trounced Republican Fischer after she publicly stated, “I will not support legislation simply because it might be vogue or politically expedient, or could ingratiate me with the inside-the-beltway club.”       

Sen. Fischer had the wisdom to oppose John McCain, his ardent sycophant Jeff Flake and their left-leaning “bi-partisan” clique of Eight Gangsters who are committed to ramming through the gift of amnesty for an estimated 25+ million illegal alien invaders of our sovereign nation. Foreign national relatives will also be entitled to eventual legalization through the chain migration practices known as family reunification. Legalization creates a pathway to massive new welfare expenditures, along with job and university placement competition, while incentivizing even more illegal immigration.

For her strong stance in support of the rule of law, the foul-mouthed Señor Juan McAmnesty maliciously blasted Sen. Fischer. The none-to-bright McCain asked Fischer if she had ever been to the Arizona-Mexico border — as if that alone qualifies one as an expert on border security. McCain’s made quite a show at the border, strolling along with Sheriff Babeu and demanding the completion of the “danged fence.” He even stood idly by and watched as illegals scaled the area where he staged a recent, contrived photo op.  Yet hypocrite McCain proceeded to castigate Fischer for suggesting the bill fails to provide security.

America would once again be respected and its laws observed if establishment leftists like Señor Juan McAmnesty would battle Democrats with the same ferocious determination reserved for launching attacks on conservatives.  But the man who delights in his “maverick” moniker is intolerant of dissent.

Arizona’s Machiavellian U.S. Senators have perfected the oily art of double talk on the border –  one for pre-election consumption and another for the day after.  For a memory refresher, here is border hawk candidate McCain. Here is the politically expedient border hawk candidate Jeff Flake  — an unwavering amnesty-supporting congressman — doing an about-face to win conservative votes for the senate seat he so blatantly coveted.

Seeing Red AZ has devoted an entire  category to each of these deceptive establishment politicos. We know them well. For that reason we commend formidable Nebraska Republican Sen. Deb Fischer.

H/T BizPac Review 

The coup that wasn’t

June 11, 2013

Scuttlebutt from inside sources:

In the middle of Gov. Brewer’s hastily called special session, we heard rumors of a coup to oust Speaker Andy Tobin. Fingers were pointing at Bob Robson (R-LD18) as the swag behind the attempted rebellion. But Frank Pratt’s (R-LD8) name was being pushed as the replacement for Tobin since Robson wanted to avoid the limelight.

The coup has faded for now but may be started anew if Tobin uses too many procedural moves to thwart the expansion of ObamaCare in Arizona. Stay tuned for more details on what has turned into a political death match over the state’s Medicaid battle.

Read this statement issued jointly by Arizona’s Senate President Andy Biggs and House Speaker Andy Tobin on Gov. Jan Brewer’s call for a special session.


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