GOP voters dissatisfied with party’s amnesty stance

September 24, 2014

Two new polls stand as evidence of a dramatic shift in priorities among Republican voters as they assess their party leadership.  A newly released Pew Research poll finds that a majority of Republicans think their party is not representing their views on illegal immigration. 

Just 37% of Republicans and self-identified Republican “leaners” think the GOP is doing a good job representing their views on illegal immigration while a massive 56% say the party is not doing a good job.

These findings follow last week’s Gallop poll which also indicates illegal immigration and its costly repercussions has grown to the leading concern among Republicans.

Despite these numbers, the establishment elites in the Republican Party continue to press for what they now slyly refer to as a “piecemeal,” or incremental approach to implementing comprehensive amnesty legislation which would further alienate the GOP base. 

In fact, the issue is eclipsing all others. What many now refer to as the “illegal invasion” rose from 4% to 15% among all adults as the top problem. Gallup reported that “in the past three months, 20% of national adults who self-identify as Republican named illegal immigration as a top issue, compared with 8% of Democrats. In the first half of the year, a nearly identical 4% of Republicans and 3% of Democrats referred to the issue the country’s most important problem.”

The poll found that a third of Republicans (33%) say their party has not done a good job on illegal immigration because it is too willing to allow foreign nationals living illegally in the U.S. to gain legal status.

Republicans who believe in the rule of law are speaking. Are their members of congress listening?


Naturalized AZ Rep. proposes requiring civics to graduate high school

September 18, 2014

State Rep. Steve Montenegro knows a thing or two about American citizenship.  His background has motivated his desire to ensure that Arizona high school students are knowledgeable about our government and the freedoms that were intended for us by our nation’s founders.

Montenegro, a Republican representing Legislative District 13, was born in El Salvador, immigrating to the United States with his family when he was little more than a toddler. His personal history is inspiring —- a true American success story.

A Magna Cum Laude graduate of Arizona State University, he earned degrees in Political Science and Theology. He has taught school and works as a youth minister. Montenegro is also a District Representative for U.S. Rep. Trent Franks (CD-8). 

Montenegro has proposed that graduating high school students have a solid understanding of civics. He is working with other state legislators and representatives of the Civics Proficiency Institute, writing legislation for the requirement. Arizona’s 51st legislative session begins January 12, 2015.

“Every single student in Arizona and across the United States of America should have basic knowledge and understanding of American government,” Rep. Montenegro said. “If we as a people don’t know where our fundamental rights come from, where that authority comes from, it’s easier to be led astray, led away, misled,” Montenegro said at a press conference Wednesday. “What we want is to help people engage in society.”

He was joined by fellow Republican Representatives supporting the proposed legislation, including John Allen (LD15) and newly elected Jay Lawrence  (LD23).

The alarming  lack of basic knowledge about our government is exhibited by the high school students in this video. These grossly undereducated kids will be deciding our nation’s future. Will they be inclined to protect that which they are ignorant about?


Dr. Sowell defines urgency of GOP Senate victory

September 17, 2014

In 66 words, the genius of Thomas Sowell illuminates

“Despite TV pundits who say that public opinion polls show Barack Obama is in trouble, the president is not in the slightest trouble. He is doing whatever he feels like doing, regardless of the Constitution and regardless of how many people don’t like it, because he is virtually impeachment-proof. The country is in huge trouble and real danger because of his policies, but he is not.”


SRAZ’s state legislative endorsements

July 31, 2014

Last week we provided our list of conservative endorsements in Arizona’s statewide races.

Today we’re looking at the state legislature.  Each legislative district has two House seats and one Senate seat. Districts with uncontested primaries or races with no actual conservative candidates, have been left blank.  There are also candidates for whom we have too little information to render an opinion.  You do not have to vote for two in the House if there is just one conservative candidate.

The overriding factors we considered revolve around adherence to conservative, Constitutional principles and protecting our great nation against invasion.

Early ballots will be mailed out today, July 31. The date of the Primary Election is August 26, 2014, when you can actually go to your polling place. Locate it here.

STATE HOUSE:                                STATE SENATE:  (bold type)  

LD1   Noel Campbell

LD2

LD3

LD4                                                     /Connie Uribe                                                             

LD5   Sonny Borrelli, Sam Medrano / Kelli Ward

LD6   Brenda Barton, Bob Thorpe /  Chester Crandell

LD7

LD8   Darla Dewald                   / Irene Littleton

LD9  

LD10                                             /  Mike Morrison

LD11   Mark Finchem, Vince Leach  / Steve Smith

LD12   Warren Petersen, Eddie Farnsworth / Andy Biggs

LD13   Darin Mitchell, Steve Montenegro / Don Shooter

LD14   David Stevens, David Gowan /  Gail Griffin

LD15   David Burnell Smith

LD16   Kelly Townsend, John Fillmore / David Farnsworth

LD17

LD18  Jill Norgaard / Tom Morrissey

LD19

LD20   Carl Seel / Kimberly Yee                             

LD21                                   

LD22   Phil Lovas, David Livingston / Judy Burges                

LD23   Michelle Ugenti, Jay Lawrence / John Kavanagh

LD24

LD25   Rusty Bowers, Jerry Walker / Ralph Heap

LD26

LD27

LD28

LD29   Aaron Borders

LD30                                  / Gary Cox


McCain condones sleazy tactics in Miss. Senate runoff

July 2, 2014

McCain approves fishy scheme of Republicrats encouraging Dems to upend GOP primaries

One week after traveling to Mississippi to aid fellow career politician Thad Cochran,76,  helping him overcome conservative challenger Chris McDaniel, Republicrat Sen. John McCain engaged in some Monday morning quarterbacking  regarding strengths he saw in Cochran’s approach to campaigning.  According to the McCain venerating daily.

McCain dismissed criticism over the smear campaign and race baiting tactics establishment Republicans used to encourage black Democrats to crossover and reregister as Republicans or Independents to vote for 6-termer  Cochran. In a squeaker of an election, Cochran beat McDaniel by 50.9 percent to 49.1 percent.

McCain was full of sarcasm as  he  zinged, “There are some people complaining that African-American voters voted. [But] I thought one of the major priorities of the Republican Party was to get all minority and ethnic voters out to vote for Republicans.” He described Cochran’s “get-out-the-vote campaign” as “excellent,” then talked about how he will face similar circumstances in Arizona and needs to work equally as hard if he runs again. “The key is you’d better pay attention, you’d better work hard, you’d better organize.” He added, “And you’d better understand that there’s a strong anti-Washington/anti-incumbency sentiment out there, which is justified and you’ve got your work cut out for you.” 

McDaniel accurately described  McCain, saying ” he is the perfect example of an establishment Republican. McCain voted to fund ObamaCare, and he won’t rest until he finds a way to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants. His liberal stances might work in Arizona, but he does not line up with Mississippi.”

After being censured repeatedly by elected Republican leaders from around the state of Arizona, it no longer takes much to disabuse Arizona conservatives of the notion that John McCain actually represents them. We know better.

There is an ideological war within the ranks of the Republicans Party. It is exemplified by the  “moderate” GOP establishment’s ire at being unable to control the growing Constitutional conservative base.

In order to pull off the Cochran victory, his campaign recruited and relied on Democrats to win the runoff —- which was held under the state’s open primary format in which even those voters not registered as Republicans could cast ballots.

Rev. Stevie Fieldler, a black Democrat pastor who brought hundreds to the polls for a promise of payment, exposes an alleged massive voter fraud, including a vote-buying operation by the Cochran campaign. “They said they needed black votes,” said Fielder on the phone. Watch the Got News video here.

True The Vote, a leading voters’ rights and election integrity organization filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the outcome of the bitter Mississippi GOP Senate primary, saying that investigators should take more time to determine whether election laws have been broken and whether illegal ballots were cast. Read the True the Vote lawsuit here.

Beyond despicable is the involvement of former RNC Chairman and two-term Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour in these deceptive tactics. Barbour is now making $millions at his influential D.C. lobbying firm. He and several of his family members were the driving force behind Thad Cochran’s unsavory re-election campaign.

It’s no surprise that these shady tactics meet with John McCain’s approval. They define him.


Fish wrap haranguers carp at Independents — again

June 3, 2014

Fishy_Arizona_Republic Distraught leftists at AZ República implore politically unaligned to strategically limit GOP in Primary Election

Once again the petulant liberals at the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) are grousing about low voter turnout among registered Independents. The editorial board is of the collective opinion that without activating this perpetually drowsy voting bloc, the untenable status quo will prevail.

And what’s so untenable?

To the rock solid leftists at the newspaper that would be the fact that all major statewide office holders are Republican: Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Treasurer, Superintendent of Public Instruction and Mine Inspector. Add in all five members of the Arizona Corporation Commission.

Republicans in Maricopa, the state’s most populous county, hold the offices of the County Attorney, Sheriff, Treasurer, Clerk of the Court, Recorder, Assessor, School Superintendent and all but one of the 5-member seats on the Board of Supervisors.

The majority of the 90 member state legislature are Republicans, with a 4-member lead in the Senate and 12-member lead in the House.

The panacea the radicals at the newspaper longed for and relentlessly promoted was the “Top 2 Primary” which  they hoped would decimate the state Republican Party by allowing the top two vote getters —- regardless of party —-  to proceed to the General.  They were, of course,  hoping the only choices would be Democrats. Only columnist Robert Robb was forthright enough to expose the anti-conservative ruse as “…another disappointing attempt to change election outcomes by changing the rules.”

When sham tactics don’t work, the newspaper attempts to ravage conservatives who have the daring to buck the open borders mantra and adhere to Constitutional principles. Examples are former Senate President Russell Pearce, whom the newspaper decreed deserved ouster for spearheading SB 1070. The incessant posturing against Sheriff Joe Arpaio is fed by the same poisoned well. Attorney General Tom Horne is in its sights now. In each case the tactics are identical: Nonstop, repetitive and vicious reports, often veering sharply from the not-so-important facts, are their modus operandi.

The newspaper is hoping to sway registered Independents to opt for the Republican ballot and  skew the Primary election results by supporting the weakest Republican candidate in order to assure Democrats ultimately grab the power that has long eluded them. The aim is to reinstate liberals throughout the spectrum. Employing the tactics defined by Saul Alinsky in his “Rules for Radicals,” the aim is to marginalize conservatives. As an example, witness the nearly daily assault on Arizona’s effective conservative Attorney General Tom Horne.

Many are unaware of what undergirds the desperation driving the far-left newspaper. Talk to your friends, relatives and neighbors and inform them of the deceptive tactics. We don’t have the megaphone the press wields, but neither, anymore, does the desperate and faltering Arizona República.


SCOTUS approves prayer — John Kerry? Not so much

May 6, 2014

Kerry on Religion: “Not the way I think most people want to live”

In a 5-4 decision Monday, the U. S. Supreme Court upheld denominational prayers at the start of local council meetings, declaring them in line with long national traditions of our Judeo-Christian heritage.

The content of the prayers is not significant as long as they do not denigrate non-Christians or try to win converts, the court said. The decision in the case Greece v. Galloway can be read here.

A federal appeals court in New York had previously ruled that the town of Greece violated the Constitution by opening nearly every meeting over an 11-year span with prayer. Too small for a Mayor, Greece is governed by a town board consisting of a supervisor and four council members.

Senior counsel David Cortman of the Scottsdale-based Alliance Defending Freedom, which represented the town, applauded the court for affirming “that Americans are free to pray.”

Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich held a press conference during which he praised the decision saying, “As Americans we are free to pray, we support diversity, we support freedom and we support the Constitution of the United States, where free speech will always prevail.” 

But liberal elitist John Kerry holds a distinctly different view —- not confined to prayer, but the practice of religion, itself.

The Weekly Standard reports that as he addressed the U.S. embassy staff in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Secretary of State Kerry discussed what he called the “different cross-currents of modernity” and the challenges they present on the African continent. The comments contain a veiled reference to religion, and the part that religion might be playing in some of the current conflicts in Africa:

“This is a time here in Africa where there are a number of different cross-currents of modernity that are coming together to make things even more challenging. Some people believe that people ought to be able to only do what they say they ought to do, or to believe what they say they ought to believe, or live by their interpretation of something that was written down a thousand plus….two thousand years ago. That’s not the way I think most people want to live.”

Kerry’s appalling address can be read here.


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