Diane Douglas scores huge win opposing Common Core

September 2, 2014

AZ voters overwhelmingly reject federal education takeover

Arizona’s runaway winner in last Tuesday’s Primary Election was state Superintendent of Public Instruction candidate, Diane Douglas. The Republican’s landslide victory was one of the first races called on election night as she handily trounced incumbent John Huppenthal in a 58 to 41 stunning upset.

We all watched as Huppenthal imploded after first denying, then in the face of irrefutable evidence, being forced to admit, his bizarre postings on Arizona blogs —- including Seeing Red AZ. (KPHO-TV 5 video link). He lost decisively —- in the face of cozying up to Obama’s educrat point man Arne Duncan, oddly trumpeting the fact that he was escorting the liberal Duncan on a statewide tour.

The key point is that Diane Douglas won due to her unwavering opposition to the fed’s heavy handedness in promoting the increasingly unpopular Common Core. Syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin has devoted the past two years to exposing the excesses of the federal mandates and the gutting of local control of education.

Last May, Malkin was an early endorser of Diane Douglas. This enthusiastic congratulatory post celebrates Douglas’ decisive Primary victory. In an unparalleled show of grassroots support, Douglas garnered the highest number of votes of any contested election, and beat all unopposed Democrats securing 16½ percent more votes than Dem gubernatorial candidate Fred DuVal.

Breitbart News’ Big Government has a thorough report detailing the plummeting support for Common Core, noting that three states, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Indiana have officially repealed the federal program. Thirty-four states, Arizona among them, have introduced anti-Common Core legislation. An additional 16 states have  either withdrawn or are in the process of withdrawing from the Common Core test consortia. Further, 27 states have introduced legislation that bans the use of PARCC or SBAC assessments:

Read the complete article for a full listing of the states that are retreating from the controversial education scheme. It has becoming increasingly clear that this Fed Ed program is a threat to parental educational choices including parochial, charter and home schooling alternatives, since the “standards” are a de facto measurement for college admission.

Republican Diane Douglas is definitely on the right side of this wrongheaded issue.


Pollster: AZ’s 2014 Guv race a squeaker

September 1, 2014

GOP state treasurer Doug Ducey, Leftist lobbyist Fred DuVal said to be in a 40% tie

Assessing the upcoming Arizona Governor’s race, Rasmussen Reports refers to the results of a new survey of 850 likely voters released Sunday, using the words “dead heat” and “toss-up.”

The Arizona Republic newspaper is engaging in similar whimsy. In a front page article the headline crows, “Dems see excellent chance to win state’s top offices.” The hard-left daily acknowledges Arizona Democrats lost every statewide race in 2010. With Obama’s own flagging numbers currently in free fall, savvy political watchers would not be likely to place large bets on a major leftward shift. 

The upcoming election offers voters a real choice of repudiating the Obama brand of liberalism exemplified by career liberal Fred DuVal or moving forward with a Republican at the helm of state. Although lame duck Gov. Jan Brewer jubilantly stood with Doug Ducey on election night, she endorsed his squish opponent Scott Smith. Popular conservative, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio supported Doug Ducey, which sends a strong message and hopefully will serve to hold Ducey’s feet to the fire on issues of importance to conservatives moving forward.

The Arizona Democrat primary ballot resembled that of the former USSR, with one candidate running for most top offices. The lack of choice resulted in a bottom-dragging voter turnout.  The increasingly left-lurching party didn’t even bother to field a candidate for state treasurer, guaranteeing the GOP primary victor, Jeff DeWit will hold that important office.

Rasmussen’s gubernatorial survey map can be seen here. The survey questions are interest piquing, even tossing in a four-step range of favorable to unfavorable rankings for John McCain and his doppelganger Jeff Flake. Just months ago, the Daily Caller noted that the two U.S. Senators from Arizona have managed to sink their poll ratings to record lows, showing McCain at a dismal 30 percent approval rating with the border state voters, and Flake falling even lower to 27 percent approval.

The duo has felt the stinging backlash of weary Republican voters who reject their colluding with Democrats on brazen amnesty schemes that disregard the rule of law and our right to a sovereign, enforceable  border —- while expanding Democrat registrations.

Arizona’s General Election will be held Nov. 4, 2014. Early voting begins Oct. 9. Registration closes Oct. 6 at midnight.

Make sure you’re eligible to vote and then make doing so a priority. Keep Arizona a vibrant red.


GOP 2014 Statewide Primary Election results

August 27, 2014

CONGRESS:

Dist 1: Andy Tobin appears to carry tight race, in which Gary Kiehne was originally declared winner. Latest count: Tobin 36.08% to Kiehne’s 34.85%.

Dist 2:  Martha McSally (Air Force Colonel (ret.) fighter pilot)

Dist 3:  Gabby Saucedo Mercer (Conservative v. radical leftist Grijalva)

Dist 4:  Paul Gosar (unopposed in Primary)

Dist 5:  Matt Salmon (unopposed in Primary)

Dist 6:  David Schweikert (unopposed in Primary)

Dist 7:  No Republicans running (Ruben Gallego defeats Mary Rose Wilcox)

Dist 8: Trent Franks

Dist 9: Wendy Rogers (Air Force Lt. Col. (ret.) pilot)

GOVERNOR:

Doug Ducey (aided by Sheriff Joe Arpaio endorsement)

SECRETARY Of STATE:

Michele Reagan

ATTORNEY GENERAL:

Mark Brnovich

STATE TREASURER:

Jeff DeWit

SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION:

Diane Douglas (School Board President/decisive 16 -point victory over Huppenthal)

STATE MINE INSPECTOR:

Joe Hart

CORPORATION COMMISSION:

Tom Forese

Doug Little


AZ 2014 Primary Election results: We’ve got what you’re looking for

August 26, 2014

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For up-to-the-minute 2014 statewide primary election results CLICK HERE

We have it all!

You’ll find results in the primary races for the offices of Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Treasurer, Superintendent of Public Instruction, State Mine Inspector and two seats on the Corporation Commission. You’ll also be able to check out the primary nominees for all 90 state legislative district seats, (60 Representatives and 30 Senators).

 Polls close today at 7:00 p.m. Election results will be available after 8:00 p.m. tonight.


It’s Primary Election Day: endorsements reposted

August 26, 2014

For those who are still searching for Seeing Red AZ’s endorsement pages for today’s Primary Election, we are reposting them.

This list includes our selections for statewide offices.  It also provides links to the candidate’s websites. State legislative endorsements can be seen here.

If you haven’t already done so, make time to vote today.  It matters.

Uncertain of your polling place? It’s easily located here.


Experts: America facing imminent terror threat

August 23, 2014

McCain met with the head of ISIS on a secret trip to Syria last year and promised them weapons, training, and funding in their war against Bashir Assad

Following the gruesome decapitation of American photojournalist James Foley, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee warns that ISIS or Islamic State terrorists are working to develop the capability of blowing up a major American city.

Sen. Inhofe issued the dire warning on Oklahoma City’s Fox 25. He blames policy decisions of the Obama administration and cuts in defense spending for putting the country in this extremely dangerous situation.

There is  no leadership coming from the White House. Within minutes of saying he was “appalled” by the vicious beheading, a seemingly disconnected Obama returned to the Martha’s Vineyard golf course to resume his vacation, tossing aside criticism from world leaders and the American people.

In a particularly shocking turn of events, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced his office will be opening a criminal investigation into the grisly beheading as though it was an ordinary street crime and not an international act of aggression against the United States and its citizens.

The Obama administration has steadfastly refused to identify radical Islamic terrorists as enemy combatants. Some of the Gitmo detainees released by Obama have joined the Islamic State jihad movement. The ultimate goal of the extremists is a worldwide caliphate, forcing Islam or death and replacing political systems with a single theocratic one world government under Muslim domination.

And thanks to the liberal polices promoted by Obama and Republicrat Senators such as McCain, Flake and Kyl, the U.S. still doesn’t have control of our sovereign border, nor do we know who blends in with the Mexican invaders.

In a post complete with numerous photos, the GOP Daily Dose reminds us that John McCain met with the head of ISIS on a secret trip to Syria last year and promised them weapons, training, and funding.

Former U.S. Rep. Allen West reports OTMs (Other than Mexicans) routinely being assisted by drug cartels are Islamic terrorists gaining entrance into the U.S. via our porous southern border. 

Breitbart News headlines  “Former. Homeland Security Adviser: “Very, very true ISIS may have crossed border.” Seeing Red AZ addressed this serious issue just days ago.

WND has sounded the alarm for years, writing “From Sept. 11, 2001, to 2006, the Department of Homeland Security reported a 41 percent increase in arrests along the Texas/Mexico border of “special-interest aliens” – including aliens from Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Pakistan, Cuba, Brazil, Ecuador, China, Russia, Yemen, Albania, Yugoslavia and Afghanistan.

This is increasingly serious business. If our government isn’t paying attention, we damn well better be. Repeatedly sending status quo politicians back to Washington has potentially mind-boggling consequences.


Huppenthal requests $1million to “embrace” illegal kids

August 22, 2014

John Huppenthal, the wildly erratic state superintendent of public instruction, is requesting the federal government pony up $1 million for educating the illegal alien children being housed in Arizona. They are among the tens of thousands who have flooded into the United States from Central America.

On Wednesday, Huppenthal sent this letter to Obama’s education secretary Arne Duncan asking for the financial aid, which he calculates at the rate of 202 students x $5,082 per student.

“We want to be positioned to do the best job we can to embrace those children,” he said during a press conference. “But, at the same time, we want to send a notice out that we expect to be compensated for those students.”

Huppenthal, who previously claimed conservative credentials as a candidate, has cozied up to Obama’s educrat point man Arne Duncan. This press release from Huppenthal was from chummier times as the alleged Republican trumpeted the fact that he was escorting liberal Duncan around the state.

Instead of doing the job he was elected to do, Huppenthal has spent a great deal of his taxpayer paid work time posting anonymous, insulting comments on blogs —- including Seeing Red AZ —- first denying his actions and then giving a tearful apologetic press conference. Watch the CBS TV 5 coverage in which he admitted his actions.

Now, rather than protecting Arizona’s Constitutional requirement for local control of our district schools, Huppenthal is shamefully pushing policies intended to cede control of every facet of our education system to federal bureaucrats as he promotes the disastrous federal overreach once known as Common Core. Hoping Arizona’s citizens wouldn’t notice, Huppenthal and Gov. Jan Brewer conspired to rename the unpopular federal overreach which suddenly morphed into “Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards.”

Conservative syndicated columnist, Michelle Malkin who has devoted the past two years to sounding the alarm on Common Core, supports Diane Douglas in Tuesday’s primary election. Read her endorsement.


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