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.


Obama implodes: Feds stop at nothing to silence critics

May 14, 2013

Scandals, Benghazi, IRS scrutiny, phone taps = “I” word

MyWay News reports the Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative’s top executive called a “massive and unprecedented intrusion” into how news organizations gather the news. When an agency clearly favorable to the Obama administration is under siege by the very regime they helped put in place, the impact of now seeing them bite the hand that fed them is monumental.

The Washington Post writes that Internal Revenue Service (IRS) officials at the agency’s Washington headquarters and at least two other offices were involved with investigating conservative and tea party affiliated groups seeking tax-exempt status, making clear that the effort reached well beyond the branch in Cincinnati that was initially blamed.

Breitbart News reveals Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s assertions regarding “the Obama effort to shut up opponents isn’t limited to the IRS. It applies to the FCC [Federal Communications Commission], SEC [Securities and Exchange Commission], FEC [Federal Elections Commission], HHS [Department of Health and Human Services”

The Wall Street Journal exposes the IRS’s scrutiny of conservative groups went beyond those with “tea party” or “patriot” in their names — as the agency admitted Friday — to also include ones worried about government spending, debt or taxes, and even ones that lobbied to “make America a better place to live,” according to new details of a government probe.

The UK’s Daily Mail includes this threatening 11-page IRS questionnaire sent out to the Richmond Tea Party after it applied for tax-exempt status.

The Benghazi cover up alone has reached a level of either incompetence or deceit that makes Watergate — the senate hearings which began 40 years ago this week May 17, 1973 — resemble chump change.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said on his radio show this week, “I believe that before it’s all over, this president will not fill out his full term. As bad as Watergate was because it broke the trust between the president and the people, no one died. This is more serious because four Americans did in fact die. And President Obama has yet to explain why did they did.”

No wonder Sen. James Inhofe the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee  told broadcaster Rusty Humphries that President Barack Obama could be impeached over the growing White House cover-up following last year’s attack in Benghazi, Libya. Inhofe accused Obama of overseeing “the most egregious cover-up in American history.”

But the ubiquitous John McCain wants none of it.  No siree.

Although McCain told ABC’s Martha Raddatz that he believes the Obama administration’s response to the terrorist attacks in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012, constituted a “cover-up” because “there was willful removal of information, which was obvious” — he has also defended his friend Obama against impeachment, saying, “I do not believe that the president has committed impeachable offenses — that’s high crimes.”

McCain might think covering up the Obama administration’s malfeasance, is not a high crime.  But even Señor Juan McCain should agree that illegally tapping the phones of reporters and the illegal targeting of conservative groups by the IRS do rise to the impeachable level:

“He has, acting personally and through his subordinates and agents, endeavored to ….cause, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, income tax audits or other income tax investigations to be initiated or conducted in a discriminatory manner.”

— Article II, Section 1, Articles of Impeachment against then-President Richard M. Nixon, adopted by the House Judiciary Committee, July 29, 1974.


Obama’s Marxist redistribution plan is underway

April 25, 2013

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The Washington Post runs a 5-page report on the efforts undertaken by food stamp recruiters to coax people into signing up for taxpayer financed benefits. Potential recipients are lured with free food, gift packages for themselves and even their pets, and told “you deserve it.” Some states host SNAP-themed bingo games, others distribute fliers that read: “Be a patriot. Bring your food stamp money home.” Still other states throw food stamp parties where new recipients sign up en masse at the gift giveaway tables. Recruiters, functioning as commission sales reps, actually have quotas to fill — at least 150 new people a month. It matters not that one Florida husband and wife, just completing  nine holes of golf — clubs still on their cart — showed up and were signed up.

To help enroll more seniors, the government has even published an outreach guide instructing on “blending compassion with sales techniques,” generating some — but not enough —  protests in Congress. The guide teaches recruiters how to “overcome the word ‘no,’” even suggesting answers for likely hesitations:

Welfare stigma: “You worked hard and the taxes you paid helped create SNAP.”  Obama_pointing

Embarrassment: “Everyone needs help now and then.”

Sense of failure: “Lots of people, young and old, are having financial difficulties.”

Today, nearly 50 million Americans now rely on what was previously known as food stamps, now going by the snappy acronym of SNAP for ‘Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.’ In Florida alone, enrollment has risen from 1.45 million people in 2008 to 3.35 million in 2012.

As the Obama regime furloughs FAA traffic controllers and cancels school childrens’ planned  trips to the White House under the politically machinated sequestration strategy, ask yourself why taxpayer’s dollars are paying recruiters to expand programs that are already costing more than the economy can bear?

It was disgusting to read that the Boston Marathon bombers — whose next target was to be New York’s Times Square — and their families received welfare benefits, among the one in six Americans currently on the dole. In Britain, most terrorists turn out to be welfare recipients. Being unemployed, they have time on their hands to become radicalized and plan acts of violence. One U.K. extremist Islamic imam, who praises terror attacks, urged his followers to think of welfare benefits as a form of the jizya tax non-believers are supposed to pay Muslims – or, as he put it, “a Jihad Seeker’s Allowance.”  Human Events reports here.

Redistribution has always been part of Obama’s Marxist mindset. Speaking at a conference at Loyola University in 1998, he admits, “I actually believe in redistribution.” Now as president, he is implementing that which was so near and dear to the hearts of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in their Communist Manifesto, as they advocated the incentive busting, “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.”

American Thinker clearly defines what the phrase “redistribution of wealth” actually means to the future of America.


Council candidate Kate Gallego subject of incendiary race baiting

January 9, 2013

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Arizona Republic mum on “political lynching”

Who could forget the egocentric Jarrett Maupin, II, who as an Al Sharpton protégé found himself in a bit of trouble and was arrested back in 2008 for false reporting after he lied to both the FBI and the Sheriff about allegations involving then-Mayor Phil Gordon? 

Maupin ran against Gordon in the mayoral race but was tossed off the ballot after the Maricopa County Clerk’s Office determined that nearly 185 of the signatures gathered to ensure Maupin’s spot on the ballot were illegally collected by felons.  Later in 2011, the sterling Maupin served time in federal custody for violating the terms of his probation in the 2009 conviction, and was given 36 months of supervised probation upon release.

Now, like his mentor, Sharpton, notorious for his involvement the infamous Tawana Brawley case, the disgraced Maupin has taken up the loathsome mantle of race-baiting, interjecting himself into the District 8 Phoenix City Council race. 

Maupin flings the entire can of garbage at Kate Gallego, a woman who has the temerity to think she has the right as an American citizen and resident of Phoenix to run for a council seat that some in the black community think they own. In an inane effort to out her as a non-minority, Maupin even hyphenates her Hispanic married name with her maiden name, a practice she does not appear to follow, to expose “who she really is.”

As we pointed out recently, when she was being hammered for her ethnicity and skin color by former city councilman Calvin Goode, Kate Gallego is married to state Representative Ruben Gallego. Both are Democrats.

Seeing Red AZ is a politically conservative site, not in the business of giving aid and comfort to Dems.  However, the vicious assaults on this woman are reprehensible, and standing by in silence would be condoning this despicable behavior. We would be remiss not acknowledging that fact, regardless of race or party affiliation.

To complicate this sordid mess, Maupin, who fashions himself as a civil rights leader and a minister, is livid because Councilman Michael Nowakowski, a Hispanic with a Polish surname, has endorsed Kate Gallego — who is neither black nor Hispanic.  Maupin is goading him to “do the right thing and withdraw his endorsement of Kate Widland-Gallego.” Maupin chides Nowakowski to “support black leadership and promote diversity,” and calls Gallego a “white sham candidate in brown face,” “an interloping political puppet,“ (albeit with a degree from Harvard and an MBA from the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania) and “a white political patsy.”  He also refers to her as “a power-hungry white…who not is openly campaigning as white.”

If that’s not stomach-turning enough, Maupin accuses Councilman Nowakowski of “practicing the politics of racial exploitation and engaging in the attempted political lynching of Phoenix’ black community.”

“Lynching?” Now there’s a hot button term intended to dredge up some vicious acts, although it’s clear this lynching is in reverse.

Unless we’ve missed it, not a word from the illustrious Arizona Republic newspaper on this outrageous behavior directed at Kate Gallego. Would the silence be so deafening if she were not a “white sham candidate in brown face?”


Calvin Goode: Former councilman proposes racial gerrymandering

January 6, 2013

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”  — Martin Luther King, “I Have a Dream” speech: August 28, 1963

In the most overt example of the racially bigoted thinking we had all hoped represented a bygone era, Calvin Goode, 86, shames himself and embarrasses the rest of us with his blatant racism. Imagine the outcry from minority communities if this letter to the editor had been written by someone who was not black:

Goode’s “Support Council Diversity” has been copied here, since the daily newspaper is now using a pay wall.

I have lived in Phoenix since 1944 and served on the Phoenix City Council from 1972 to 1994. Cody Williams and Michael Johnson both have commendably served since my retirement.

At the time the district system was instituted, led by former Mayor Terry Goddard and me, it was determined that District 7 would be for Latinos and District 8 would be for African-Americans. Currently on the City Council there are two Latinos (Districts 5 and 7) one African-American (District 8) and six Whites.

Recently, Kate Gallego announced her intention to be a candidate for District 8. She is White. She states she will represent all District 8 citizens, including African-Americans. I find it strange that I have not seen her at any African-American affairs or events. I am unaware of a single action that she has demonstrated to support African-Americans.

Our government is based on the premise “of the people, by the people and for the people,” which includes African-Americans as equal participants in the decision-making process. We urge all voters who believe in diverse democratic government and the inclusion of all ethnic groups in government to vote to maintain African-American leadership and preserve diversity on the Phoenix City Council as we attempt to be a government for all people, including African-Americans.

– Calvin C. Goode, Phoenix

The disturbing concept of contrived raced-based districts, conceived, Goode says, in a scheme cooked up by him and former Mayor Terry Goddard, both Democrats, is mind boggling. In this letter, he expounds on the impropriety of a “white woman” running in a council district that he says is uniquely black. Kate Gallego, also a Democrat and married to state Rep. Ruben Gallego, a Hispanic Dem, has been endorsed by Councilman Michael Nowakowski, another Democrat Hispanic, who bears a Polish surname.  A scorecard is needed to follow this twisted meandering.  For clarity, just remember this: Race trumps political affiliations, and some districts are owned by certain ethnicities.

The “white” interloper, Kate Gallego, with credentials galore, has been quoted as saying, “I don’t think there’s an African-American or Latino way to fill a pothole.” Makes sense to us.

Meanwhile, to ward off Gallego’s racial intrusion, Pastor Warren Stewart of the First Institutional Baptist Church has been recruited to enter the race — as in campaign, not skin pigment. He is expected to announce this coming week.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was enacted to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin.  Somewhere along the way, it appears Phoenix’ black community forgot that.


RINO Kathy Petsas aids Dem fundraising machine

December 22, 2012

Arizona Democrats are desperately trying to get their finance mechanism greased up with some cash infusions from “the folks.” The task becomes tougher as Obama’s schemes to further separate Americans from their money take hold.

Still, we were surprised to see a recent missive from Frank Camacho, the party’s Communications Director. After nearly 30 years in the KTVK-Channel 3 newsroom, the former anchor should be a bit more savvy — but, after all, he is a Democrat.

In the email pitch for cash Camacho claims that conservative Republicans are an embarrassment to the state of Arizona. His pathetic plea sits atop an editorial from the liberal Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic), which opines “some Arizona Republican leaders…still don’t understand messaging.”

“Help the Arizona Democratic Party fight back, make a contribution now!” Camacho’s plea fairly screams.  He makes liberal use of the term  “kook,” the word of the moment to denigrate Republicans.  And where did that highly charged, hypercritical word get its legs?

Left-leaning Republican Precinct Committeeman Kathy Petsas (Dist. 28) was often quoted by columnist Laurie Roberts in the República. The duo tossed the terms “kook” and “kooky” around with wild abandon. Then came the doozy: “Dekookification.” That referred to a purging of conservatives, most notably from the state legislature and intra-party office holders.

Petsas must be proud her word is gaining traction.  Now the Democrats are using her terminology to fundraise.

Nice going, Ms. Petsas.  Since you’re aiding the Democrats with their fundraising strategy, perhaps you should give some thought to officially joining them.  You could probably work your trophy status into a lofty job with Macho Camacho.

We previously wrote about Petsas’ efforts to rid the AZ GOP of conservatives HERE.


Wannabe AZ Gov. spews virulent bigotry on Iran TV

December 20, 2012

Mike Harris feeds despicable, Naziesque lies to America’s enemies

Few are likely to remember gubernatorial candidate Kenneth “Mike” Harris.  He was what is known in the trade as a flash in the political pan, although he flashed in 2006, 2008 and 2010. He was even assessed $1,450 for late filing fees after his losing campaigns filed four late reports. Mike Harris for Arizona’s Future were largely self-funded, self-aggrandizing ventures.

Now we see that the man who was initially recruited as a precinct committeeman by his former district chairman, Thomas Haney (no relation to Rob Haney), is satisfying his need for egocentric showboating in a much more revolting fashion.

Watch “Mike” Harris being interviewed on PressTV, Iran’s 24-hour English language news network. Harris claims that Israel perpetrated a ‘false flag’ terrorist attack on 20 American 6-and 7-year-olds and 6 adults, in Newton, Connecticut as alleged punishment to Barack Obama for American foreign policy toward Israel and the Palestinians. He also blames Jews for the massacres of 77 Norwegian campers, 12 moviegoers in Aurora, Colorado and the Arizona shooting in which U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was wounded and Federal Judge John Roll was among six killed in Tucson. Many others were seriously wounded in these carnages.

It apparently hasn’t registered with this vicious bigot that Noah Pozner, the youngest victim who had just turned 6 on Nov. 20, and was shot 11 times, and Congresswoman Giffords were both Jewish.

 

Read more on Bare Naked Islam.

According to this campaign bio, Harris is certified as a substitute teacher with the Peoria Unified School District, teaching middle-schoolers. 

Given his vicious anti-Semitic spew in this Iranian TV interview, the district should place Harris on a permanent ‘no-hire’ list, to keep this creature from interacting with any impressionable children.


Judge Robert Bork: He gave us more than a word

December 19, 2012

Former federal judge, U.S. solicitor general and acting attorney general Robert Bork, has died at age 85.

Judge Bork, a  brilliant legal scholar was a conservative who endured the slings and arrows of a viciously coordinated attack from the left during his senate confirmation hearing. He was nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court  by President Ronald Reagan in 1987.

The term “Borking” came to describe the savage process to which the Democrats subjected Reagan’s Supreme Court nominee.

“The highest court in our land will not enjoy the services of one of the finest men every put forward for a place on its bench,” Reagan said after Bork’s defeat. “Judge Bork will be vindicated in history.”

A prolific writer, his best selling 1996 book, Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline, exposed the radicalism that undergirds liberalism, identifying how it has become the major contributing factor in America’s  social, cultural, and political decline.

Here is Robert Bork being interviewed in 2009 by Eugene Meyer, president of the Federalist Society, on his book, “A Time to Speak.” The book is a collection of Judge Bork’s writings over the past four decades.  Click on the You Tube link to view.


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