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

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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.


Dem Constitutional Prof levels serious charges against Obama

February 28, 2014

Liberal Jonathan Turley accuses Congress of inert passivity in face of Obama overreaches

Professor Jonathan Turley, a constitutional law expert at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., warned Congress during a hearing Wednesday that the legislative branch of the U.S. government is in danger of becoming irrelevant in the face of continued executive overreach. Turley stated America has reached a “constitutional tipping point” under the watch of President Barack Obama.

“My view [is] that the president has in fact, exceeded his authority in a way that is creating a destabilizing influence in a three branch system,” Turley said. “I want to emphasize, of course, this problem didn’t begin with President Obama, I was critical of his predecessor, President Bush, as well — but the rate at which executive power has been concentrated in our system is accelerating. And frankly, I am very alarmed by the implications of that aggregation of power.”

“What also alarms me, however, is that the two other branches appear not just simply passive, but inert, in the face of this concentration of authority,” he added. Liberal Turley acknowledged he agrees with many of the president’s policies and positions — just not the way the White House has gone about implementing them.

“The fact that I happen to think the president is right on many of these policies does not alter the fact that I believe the means he is doing [it] is wrong, and that this can be a dangerous change in our system,” he said. “And our system is changing — in a very fundamental way. And it’s changing without a whimper of regret or opposition.”

Turley stressed that Congress must take action if it wants to hold onto its power as the “thumping heart of our system.”

“We are now at the constitutional tipping point for our system. If balance is to be reestablished, it must begin before this president leaves office and that will likely require every possible means to reassert legislative authority,” he said.

“No one in our system can ‘go it alone’ — not Congress, not the courts, and not the president. We are stuck with each other in a system of shared powers — for better or worse. We may deadlock or even despise each other. The framers clearly foresaw such periods. They lived in such a period. Whatever problems we are facing today in politics, they are problems of our own making. They should not be used to take from future generations a system that has safeguarded our freedoms for over 250 years,” Turley warned.

Watch Turley’s testimony.

H/T Washington Free Beacon


Dem swagger embodies intolerance, unipartisanship

January 22, 2014

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo: Calls Pro-Life and Pro-Second Amendment Americans “extremists” and tells them to leave New York.

“Their problem is not me and the Democrats Their problem is themselves. Who are they?” the governor asked. “Are they these extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay? Is that who they are? Because if that’s who they are and they’re the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are.”  Watch.

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President Barack Obama: Threatens to continue circumventing Congress by issuing executive orders bypassing the legislative body, to carry out his pledge to “fundamentally transform the United States of America.”

“I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone.” he boasted. “And I can  use that pen to sign executive orders.”  Watch.


2014: This New Year rich with opportunities

December 31, 2013

 Happy_New_Year

Seeing Red AZ sends sincere best wishes for a satisfying, productive, safe and healthy New Year to our readers.

As we embark upon this New Year, there is no better time to renew our acquaintance with America’s founding documents: The Declaration of Independence, our U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. They have served us well. The least we can do is stay familiar with what they contain and ensure that our children know what blessings we have been given as a nation.

We urge our readers to get involved in the elective process. This year will feature important mid-term congressional and statewide elections. It is crucial we elect dependable and consistent conservatives to turn this country around — while there is still a chance.


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