AZ República: Minorities cannot be Republicans

June 24, 2018

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEAO) held its annual conference in Phoenix June 21 – 23, and Elvia Diaz, the younger but equally charming version of Linda Valdez went for the political jugular, with her editorial, “When will Latino Republicans kiss off the party that snubs them?”

She wistfully wonders where the leading Republicans speakers were, blaming them for not being there, while longing for the days when men of stature like John McCain and Mitt Romney addressed the NALEAO attendees. She neglects to mention that this conference like any other, has an agenda and invited guest speakers. People don’t walk into the Biltmore Resort and demand a podium and microphone. Blaming people who weren’t invited for not addressing the conference is preposterous, but par for Diaz’ deceptive course. Recently she opined on children of detained illegals being held in “cages” when that farce has been discredited. She blames Pres. Trump for the border detainments though the program has existed for decades, escalating under Barack Obama. She also blames Trump for an “isolationist and white supremacist agenda.”  She must have missed the big story about the historic Singapore meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

In 2012 when Mitt Romney spoke to NALEAO he was met with boos amid restrained applause. Addressing reducing the size of government, cutting taxes or topics that would appeal to a broad base of Americans are not on the group’s agenda. Members remain nearly singularly focused on what they referred to as “immigration” and the rest of us view as an illegal invasion. 

There is a difference. One is legal. The other is not. Grousing Diaz makes no such distinction. Instead, she questions why Hispanics would register as Republicans. Group think and marching in ethnicity-based lockstep is her offensive stock in trade.

In Elvia Diaz’ bigoted world view there can be no deviation from your gene pool.

How does she view major black intellectuals who espouse a conservative ideology? Notables include Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas; former Congressman and Army Lt. Col. (ret.) Allen West; economists and prolific authors Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams. Businessman Herman Cain and Dr. Ben Carson, a renown neurosurgeon, were each considered leading contenders for the U. S. Presidency on the GOP ticket. Vanderbilt Political Science Professor Dr. Carol Swain, a frequent conservative guest on televised political talk shows and conservative political columnist Star Parker, are rank renegades.

Included in the lengthy list of Hispanic Republicans appointed by President Trump, are Mercedes Schlapp, who serves as White House Director of Strategic Communications; U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta; U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza; White House Director of Media Affairs Helen Aguirre Ferre; Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, Anna Maria Farias.

Elected Republican Hispanics are also too numerous to name individually, but include Governors Susana Martinez (NM) and Brian Sandoval (NV); U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (TX) and Marco Rubio (FL) were both GOP presidential contenders; Texas Commissioner of the General Land Office, George P. Bush; U.S. Congressmen Carlos Curbelo (FL), Alex Mooney (WV), Ron DeSantis (FL) and Illinois Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti.

Does Diaz consider them and the many other Hispanic Republicans, traitors to their biology? Is that oppressive boot-on-the-neck her idea of a better America?

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Ken Bennett, conservative choice for AZ Gov. beats contrived legal challenges

June 23, 2018

Failing to disqualify Ken Bennett, “sweating” Ducey will not have a cakewalk

“Voter’s Win!  You put me on the ballot,” is the exuberant news from Bennett’s campaign.

Conservative gubernatorial candidate Ken Bennett goes on to explain, “In under five weeks we got 6224 signatures with a 27% cushion. Governor Ducey’s team saw your hard work so he offered money to a signature gatherer to not help me and she refused. So less than an hour before the deadline they filed a lawsuit challenging the petitions.

The lawsuit tried to throw out 12 entire petitions that I personally gathered! 12 Sheets with ten names each for a total of 120 signatures that I held in my hand, looked the person in the eye, and asked them to sign. I am the candidate and the former Secretary of State! My mother and sister who have been politically active and gathering signatures for years in their hometown also had entire sheets on the same list.”

Bennett has every right to be miffed, as he states, “Just think about that.”

“They came up with 19 separate complaints, such as ‘missing address’ or ‘illegible’ and then tried to invalidate the entire sheet of ten signatures. They knew it was all a ruse and withdrew the complaint the day of the trial. Let’s win this Arizona. Honesty still matters. Please help me win the Republican primary to be the Governor of Arizona,” native-born Arizonan Bennett urges.

Obviously Ken Bennett and his team have done an outstanding job and Doug McDucey is worried. But there’s more work to do. Make a $5.00 contribution to Ken Bennett’s campaign. He’s running as a Clean Elections candidate and can only qualify for matching funds if he raises 4,000 $5 donations as required by law. He can also accept seed money up to $160.

McCain ally, Doug Ducey is sitting on a mountain of cash, already having amassed over $3.3 million. 

A Ducey campaign operative derides Bennett, the former AZ Senate President and Secretary of State — the next in line of succession to the governor’s office —  as a “fringe candidate.” In doing so, Team Ducey is violating a cardinal campaign rule as it relates to adversaries: “Never let them see you sweat.”

Also telling is the fact that Ducey refuses to debate Bennett. No doubt Ducey doesn’t want to defend himself for acquiescing to the striking teachers who violated their contractual agreements as they followed a 23-year old Bernie Sanders supporting socialist, abandoning hundreds of thousands of Arizona students for a week. Ducey rewarded them with a 20 percent pay increase.

Bennett says,It’s time for strong leadership in Arizona.” He couldn’t be more correct.  Do your part to make that a reality. Time is short.


What did Arizonans do to deserve McCain and Flake?

June 22, 2018

The latest: McCain authorized IRS targeting conservative groups, Flake intentionally holding up Trump’s judicial nominees

Some ancient societies reputedly believed in generational curses, where the sins of past generations are passed down for future generations to pay their debt. Today we dismiss such tales as nonsense.

Still Arizona Republicans can be excused for wondering about the existence of this phenomena from time to time, as they ponder what horrific past acts they are paying for, having to deal with substandard U.S. Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake who give them no representation —  preferring to aid Democrats.

Now it’s been confirmed that a high ranking McCain aide told IRS official Lois Lerner to audit non-exempt groups such as Tea Parties “until they financially collapsed.” The Lid cites IRS documents obtained by Judicial Watch, which deceitful McCain initially denied as false reports.”

And Flake? The spiteful loser who polled at a paltry 18% approval rating avoided an embarrassing outcome by withdrawing from seeking reelection. Flake has devoted himself to undercutting the president, reading absurd anti-Trump speeches in the senate chamber and appearing on left-wing media networks to bash Pres. Trump. His actions have moved from ridiculous to reprehensible, as he commits to holding up federal judicial nominees who President Trump rightfully desires to appoint to fill vacancies to crucial district courts.

The left is praising the appropriately named Flake. Splinter, a less-than-a-year-old website owned by Spanish language Univision Communications, is ecstatic at the news that Flake is obstructing appellate court nominees. Our readers will remember that this type of obstructionism is nothing new to Flake.

He no doubt wanted to follow his mentor McCain, spending decades in D.C. Then Donald Trump won the Primary Election over 16 other GOP aspirants and, despite McCain and Flake loudly proclaiming they would not support him, he emerged victorious. Trump has overseen economic expansion and an unprecedented drop in unemployment. Unlike Flake and McCain, the president draws enormous, cheering crowds.

The two senators have spent the rest of their time — in McCain’s case — limited time, attacking the President of the party under whose banner they each chose to run. McCain, who has not been seen in months, managed to get to Washington for this practiced and dramatic vote, against the “skinny repeal” of Obamacare, stunning his colleagues when he cast his lot with the Democrats. It was his sucker-punch to President Trump in a senate where every vote counts and that particular vote was held up until the treacherous McCain could participate.

Remember that when the Flakester decides to primary the president. No, it‘s not a joke. Irrational Flake actually said he‘s considering mounting a challenge to Trump, although he was unable to lift his abysmal polling numbers in his home state.


Trump’s Exec Order: Hysterical Dems don’t want to lose their election issue

June 21, 2018

Anyone who’s paying even scant attention is aware the unacceptable situation on our porous border has escalated into a mega-issue that has been exploited by the Democrats. They disparately need it, since have nothing else to run on during the upcoming midterm elections. Their fake ‘Russian Collusion’ narrative has evaporated. Impeaching President Trump is a pipe dream. The economy is soaring and unemployment is at a record low. So Dems have zoned in on the issue of separating children from their lawbreaking parents at the border. Liberal churches have weighed in demanding an end to the program, though they do virtually nothing to end the steady stream of humanity, as they look upon the illegals as pew fillers in their declining congregations. Some have provided sanctuary within their walls. Others have worked to turns cities and states into enormous sanctuaries, often with dire results.

Rarely do you hear that these separations have been going on for decades, and reached a zenith under the Obama regime.  As we wrote in this June 16th post, “Illegals’ status enhanced by ability to expand Dem voter bloc,the mainstream media focus is on the Trump administration’s zero tolerance policies, although Newsweek reminds its readers that Barack Obama held more than double the number of children in shelters compared to the Trump White House.

Children are an easily exploitable distraction. What the left actually desires are open, transnational borders. It’s not about family reunification. They want no one detained. Ever.

President Trump signed this Executive Order on Wednesday, specifically addressing family separation. Still, there are obvious facts that should not be ignored:

American citizen parents who commit crimes and are arrested are routinely separated from their children. If they bring their children along on their crime spree, their penalties are enhanced when they are sentenced to prison. Children of divorce, whose custodial parent moves, are separated from their parents each and every day. The difference is they don’t have liberal advocates hysterically exploiting their situations for political gain.

Not all of these children are with their parents, Some are traveling with unrelated persons who use them as a tool to gain entry into the United States. Some children are being sexually exploited by these strangers. Older kids oftentimes travel alone, and once here will act as conduits for other family members. MS-13, a notorious and vicious gang originating in El Salvador has grown and spread throughout the U.S. recruits kids as young as ten.

Don’t be conned by purposely ginned up media hysteria. President Trump has long held that the United States must adopt an immigration system that serves our national interest. He has remained committed to securing our border by construction of a wall, restoring the rule of law, and returning illegal entrants to their countries of origin. Among his priorities is protecting American workers by ending the chain migration scheme. He has eliminated the irrational Visa Lottery, and implemented a merit-based entry system — reforms which advance the safety and prosperity of all Americans while helping new citizens assimilate and flourish.

These remarks and interaction are from the meeting President Trump and Vice President Pence held earlier yesterday with select House and Senate members.

The Daily Caller displays photos of Obama’s detention facilities housing illegal border crossers, that the mainstream media has chosen not to show,


McSally in deflection mode, reverts to crudeness

June 20, 2018

As AZ Senate candidate Martha McSally cowers under a cloud of investigations for campaign violations, she has veered into deflection mode reverting to coarse talk. This is her modus operandi. She used shock talk when she launched her campaign telling the GOP togrow a pair of ovaries.

Her latest missive sent out via email is first and foremost a solicitation for funds. In it, she magically bypasses the Aug. 28th Primary Election and declares that she needs to be competitive with Democrat Kyrsten Sinema.

Like her mentor John McCain, she unctuously calls us, “friend,” although we’ve never met.

Then she goes for the crude, saying “I don’t have time for BS.” She’s not referring to Barbra Streisand. If fact, McSally serves up steaming piles of BS as she attempts to BS us into opening our wallets and checkbooks.

A former military pilot, she states, “In war zones, there is no time for posturing, score settling, or showmanship. I have never had time for BS when it comes to serving our country, and that remains true for my “deployment” to D.C.” She also used the BS terminology in her campaign launch.

Her self-aggrandizing hoopla and raw language doesn’t take her far. McSally — often referred to as “Sally McCain” — receives dismally low scores from conservative organizations monitoring congressional votes.

Conservative Review  gives McSally a 38% “F” rating.  Scroll the site for information on specific votes.

Heritage Action for America  rates McSally with a lifetime score of 48% and current score of 52%. Following the scorecard are thumbs up or down indicating the Heritage Action position alongside the position of the member of congress.  Check out the entire AZ delegation.

Freedom Works scorecard shows key votes followed by descriptions of the legislation. McSally scores a bottom-dragging 39.

Seeing Red AZ enthusiastically supports conservative Dr. Kelli Ward for U.S. Senate. Your donations will help her stay competitive against the out-of-state and lobbyist money funding her Primary Election opponent McSally and General Election opponent, radical Leftist Kyrsten Sinema.


GOP poser Bob Worsley won’t be missed by principled conservatives

June 19, 2018

A disheartened Arizona Republic has given editorial commentary space to Bob Worsley, whose passing the newspaper mourns. Worsley is still upright, but he has announced he will not seek reelection to the Arizona State Senate, where he ran as a Republican but frequently voted with the Democrats. He called it exercising “compromise” — an art Worsley claims we’ve lost — and displaying “civility.”

“Civility,” he grandly pontificates, “has become a rare commodity in political debate, a fact that worries me greatly.”

The question to ask is,“When did he come to that high-minded perspective?” Our June 23, 2012 post, “Bob Worsley: Hypocrite-in-Chief,reveals a less pretentious man, with appalling standards, who put his personal vendettas ahead of decency.

Worsley has lost sight of the fact that the two parties stand for very different things, as their platforms reveal. Every four years, platform committees devote massive amounts of time to crafting platforms that encapsulate their basic ideals. Worsley brushes the differences off like dandruff on his shoulder, saying,“There is nuance and complexity in nearly every challenge facing society. We do ourselves a disservice when we oversimplify complex issues to fit a strict adherence to political ideology.”

That bit of Worsley wisdom might require a second perusal to sink in.

It’s worth your time to read the intriguing back story behind the Worsley love-fest  titled,Worsley’s new pals at Periódico de la República de Arizona.” When it comes to political machinations in Arizona, there is no such thing as too much information. The same playbook is often used by slick swindlers, usually Dems, whose constituencies are known to be less attentive.

Now that Worsley will have more time on his hands he would do well to acquaint himself with the vast differences between the two political parties as defined in their platforms. One stresses liberty, economic growth, prosperity and refers to “God.” The other focuses on abortion, LGBT issues, encourages class warfare and sounds as though it was written by Karl Marx.

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FEC investigates McSally’s numerous campaign violations

June 18, 2018

A regulatory panel of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) has unanimously approved an audit of U.S. Rep. Martha McSally’s 2014 congressional campaign. 

To say this is not good news for the current U.S. Senate candidate, often referred to as Sally McCain — for obvious reasons — is the height of understatement. 

The commissioners making up the investigatory panel includes two Republicans, one Democrat and one Independent. They found Martha McSally failed to properly disclose finances and omitted employment information from over 1,200 individual campaign contributors.

Following a recount, McSally, who was expected to fare better, won the 2014 race against Democrat Ron Barber by 161 votes, a mere 0.1%.

This FEC Memorandum is stunning in its scope. Scroll down to Part III ‘Summaries’ and Part IV ‘Findings and Recommendations,’ for the complete report which includes:

Finding 1. Misstatement of Financial Activity

Finding 2. Disclosure of Occupation/Name of Employer

Finding 3. Receipt of Contributions in Excess of the Limit

Finding 4. Failure to File 48-Hour Notices

Finding 5. Failure to Itemize Contributions from Political Committees

Last month the Hillary Clinton-endorsing Arizona Republic veered far off the reservation using the word “liberal” as a pejorative, with this headline, “Liberal group: Martha McSally improperly raising money for House, Senate at same time.”  Although the newspaper hasn’t yet touched this latest McSally fiasco, it’s clearly preparing to ditch her in favor of meticulously repackaged leftist Kyrsten Sinema, who no longer touts her bisexuality, allegiance to atheism, sends May Day messages to the Communist Worker news or crudely derides stay-at-home moms as “leeches.”

Fortunately Arizonans have a superior option. Principled conservative senate candidate Dr. Kelli Ward, who had a private medical practice and worked as an emergency room physician while serving as a two-term state senator, knows that attention to detail is necessary when patients’ lives hang in the balance. Sloppiness is not part of her mindset. The differences are clear. Kelli Ward has won the endorsements of leading conservatives. Join them by donating to and volunteering on her campaign. Senate terms are six years long, There won’t be a buyer’s remorse do-over.