KS Gov. Colyer concedes: Kris Kobach declared winner

August 15, 2018

A closely watched race with Arizona connections

In a nail-biter of a Republican Primary Election, with counts and recounts to determine the winner of the Kansas Governor’s race, current Secretary of State Kris Kobach has emerged victorious. President Donald Trump endorsed Kobach, who has served as a leading adviser on issues of election fraud.

Jeff Colyer, the former Lieutenant Governor, appointed earlier this year to fill a vacancy, became the first incumbent national governor to lose a primary election since Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie in 2014.  The support of a radio ad by then-Pres. Obama — invoking the Hawaiian word for family to tell voters in the state where he was raised, that Abercrombie is “like ohana to me,” was worthless in Democrat dominated Hawaii.

Colyer’s concession speech was gracious and he pledged his support to Kobach and Wink Hartman for Lieutenant Governor, in the General Election.

SRAZ covered Kris Kobach in this August 19 post, titled, “AZ has a committed partner in Kansas’ governor’s race.” Included is a link toMeet Arizona’s Benedict Arnolds,” containing telling details about the duplicity of AZ Secretary of State Michele Reagan when she was a member of the state senate.

Not only are conservatives elated over Kobach’s victory, those in Arizona are uniting behind businessman Steve Gaynor to replace calamitous Secretary of State Michele Reagan, whose ineptness left voters standing in line for up to six hours to cast their ballots in the March 2016 presidential primary. She also failed to mail over 200,000 election guides on time as required by law.

RINO Reagan has been in office since 2002 — doing damage. It’s time for a change.

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Pipe dream of AZ “blue wave” hyped in NC

August 14, 2018

Associated Press’ liberal skew on AZ politics in NC news

In a review of news reports, it was surprising to find that distant Raleigh, North Carolina, has an interest In Arizona’s political scene — or more specifically the attempt to ignite the leftist vote here.  Headlined, “Democrats ramp up political push to win in GOP-heavy Arizona,” the report gives a voice to Democrat desperation, reeling in the face of the election of President Donald Trump.

The skewed news account attempts to present a hopeful outlook — from a liberal perspective — albeit 2,000 miles away.

SRAZ exposed AP’s Stylebook attempts to alter the English language in 2013 in our post,Winston Smith: Alive and well at Associated Press.” At that time we compared the AP’s revisions to George Orwell’s acclaimed book, “1984.”

Nothing has changed at AP.


Resurrecting John McShadegg?

August 13, 2018

Dissecting the disconnect

In this fawning interview by Arizona Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Glenn Hamer, former Arizona Congressman John Shadegg is talking like a Trump supporter, which should raise the antenna on anyone who pays attention to the state’s political scene.

The Chamber, representing business interests that prefer cheap labor to American workers, has never advocated for a secure border. Illegal labor profiteers have a bottom line agenda that isn’t in sync with conservative voters.

The dichotomy is stark, since President Trump campaigned and won on building a border wall.  Unlike John McCain who strolled the border and talked, with tongue firmly planted in his cheek, about completingthe danged fenceto get elected, Trump meant it. And it wasn’t a “danged fence.”  It’s a secure wall. Jeff Flake, pivoted into the U.S. Senate by McCain and then retiring Jon Kyl, played the same pre-election game. Voters, so tired of his deception that they handed him his head in his hands with an 18% approval rating after a single senate term, caused him to withdraw from his reelection bid.

Deceitful McCain, it should be remembered, immediately after the votes were counted, embarked with his now-lame duck underling Jeff Flake, on constructing not a “fence” but rather the amnesty-bent Gang of Eight, colluding with Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin, Robert Menendez, Michael Bennet —  all open border leftists and a couple of other squish Republicrats,  Lindsey Grahamnesty and Marco Rubio —  in a concerted effort to push amnesty for illegal invaders, yet again. Fortunately this attempt also failed.

While in Congress, Shadegg went on record with the New York Times, 3000 miles from his home congressional district, boorishly insulting Arizonans who desired border security as “xenophobic and intolerant.

It’s generational. John Shadegg’s son, Stephen, worked for McCain and is now managing the senate campaign of the duplicitous Martha McSally, (revealing video) often referred to on this site as Sally McCain.

And Hamer? Prior to joining the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, the former Kyl aide was executive director of the Arizona Republican Party. Immediately after taking the Chamber’s top job, he opportunistically endorsed liberal Democrat Janet Napolitano, then running for governor against solid conservative, Len Munsil. 

Read our exposé, “Glenn Hamer: Heretic betrays GOP again,” with links to substantiating information.

With this background, watch the unctuous Hamer interview:


Judge dismisses lawsuit filed by Flake’s son, ex-wife

August 12, 2018

Flaky Austin Flake and Logan Brown try and fail in another attempt to get rich on the backs of Maricopa County taxpayers

Federal Judge Neil Wake has dismissed the lawsuit brought by Austin Flake and his now ex-wife Logan, who has reclaimed her maiden name of Brown.

The case stemmed from dismissed animal cruelty charges the duo faced in the June 2014 heat related suffocation deaths of nearly two dozen dogs they supposedly were caring for at Green Acre Kennel in Gilbert. The facility was owned by Logan’s mother and step-father, MaLeisa and Jesse “Todd” Hughes, who were vacationing in Florida when the gruesome deaths occurred.

When the Flakes’ checked the kennel on the hot June 20th morning and witnessed the horrific scene, they did not call for veterinary assistance, opting to hose down the dying dogs, then callously piled their dead carcasses in a shed.

The pets sweltered to death, packed together in a steamy utility room, lacking air-conditioning. They had neither food nor water in their stomachs, according to the veterinarian who performed necropsies on the dogs.

On October 14, 2014, a Grand Jury indicted both couples with 21 felony counts and 7 misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals. Ultimately Logan’s parents served short sentences on fraud charges involving lying to the owners of the pets, telling them their dogs ran away. The Hughes’ took plea deals in lieu of going to trial. As defendants, each pleaded guilty to one count of facilitation to commit fraudulent schemes and artifices, and one count of cruelty to animals, both Class 6 felonies. Their sentences included 23 days in jail without the possibility of work release, work furlough, home detention or compliance monitoring.  The days they served equaled one day per dead dog.

After Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery dropped the 21 felony charges and 7 misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals against Austin and Logan Flake, the actual responsible parties, they filed a lawsuit against the taxpayers of Maricopa County and Sheriff Joe Arpaio, seeking $8 million to resurrect their formerly pristine reputations. They claim they were targeted by the Sheriff’s office and their characters were ruined by the investigation. A few $million each could go a long way to soothe their hurt feelings. Fortunately that effort went nowhere.

With their eyes still on the money prize, they angled for another civil trial, this time against the sheriff’s investigative detective.

But Judge Wake has now dismissed that lawsuit, ruling their attorney Stephen Montoya hadn’t provided evidence the detective intended to deprive the Flakes’ of their rights. Read the judge’s order.

SRAZ has written extensively about this tragic set of circumstances and the appalling flakes. Let’s hope this is the last we hear of these grifters. 


Unhinged newspapers unite in conspiracy against Pres. Trump

August 11, 2018

Contending news outlets are not purveyors of fake news, despite evidence to the contrary, the Boston Globe is attempting to assemble other leftist newspapers to form a united pact taking editorial aim at President Trump’s characterization of the biased press. The Daily Caller headlined its coverage, Boston Globe Calls For All Media Outlets To Publish Anti-Trump Editorials Next Week.

As of Friday, about 70 publications committed to running editorials denouncing Trump’s honest assessment of the liberally skewed press — often referring to their content as “fake news.”  The coordinated attacks are set to launch August 16.

“Our words will differ. But at least we can agree that such attacks are alarming,” stated Marjorie Pritchard, the Boston Globe’s deputy managing editorial page editor.

MediaBias/Fact Check rates the Boston Globe, with a left-of-center bias. We’re unfamiliar with what this site considers to be out-of-bounds propagandizing, or if they would even recognize their own vulnerabilities. Since they post their methodology, we’ll give our readers the option to decide.

While claiming to be free of bias and above promoting deception, none of the newspapers touched on the fact that they overwhelmingly supported Hillary* in the 2016 election.

The Boston Globe, now with its back up over President Trump’s exposure of overwhelming unfair, frequently dishonest and biased coverage, endorsed Hillary in 2016 and Obama in 2012. 

Liberal bias, anyone?

Where are the reports of President Trump’s major achievements?

Citing numerous examples, the RNC released the winners of the past year’s Fake News Awards.

Unaware of their relevancy in this context over four hundred years later, Shakespeare best characterized the media’s shrill outburst with these words, spoken by Queen Gertrude in Hamlet, “The lady doth protest too much, methinks.”

 

* Data complied by the American Presidency Project


AZ has a committed partner in Kansas’ governor’s race

August 10, 2018

Kris Kobach has a history aiding our state, despite push back from inept Republicrat Michele Reagan

Nearly a thousand miles away, Kansas is not right around the corner from Arizona, but many of us have been watching the close governor’s race there, with a definite favorite candidate.

Kris Kobach, the current Secretary of State, has many friends here. He was the architect of Arizona’s immigration enforcement bill known as SB 1070, shepherded through our state senate by then-Senate President Russell Pearce. Theirs was a winning coalition of Kobach’s legal expertise — he holds degrees from Harvard, Oxford and Yale Law School — and Pearce’s knowledge of Arizona’s unique situation as the most trafficked southern border portal for illegal aliens. Pearce was ideally placed to get his omnibus legislative package through, until he met with opposition from a pack of RINOs who joined with a united Democrat bloc to derail the legislation. Most of them are now out of office. But Michele Reagan, now running for reelection as Arizona Secretary of State despite numerous election-related calamities — joined the 2011 pack of Benedict Arnolds. Reagan, long known as a Republican of convenience, is being challenged by GOP businessman, Steve Gaynor, who deserves your vote.

Kobach, also a leading authority on election fraud and adviser to President Trump, is now a gubernatorial candidate running against an appointed interim governor vying for election. Though Kobach should have easily slid into the governor’s office with a hefty cushion of votes, his lead is razor thin. At last check of voter tallies, he was ahead by only 91 votes. Kobach, whose office is in charge of overseeing elections, has recused himself from the vote count.

The radical left, open borders media despise Kobach, whose wealth of experience and knowledge of the issues riles them. In turn, they have pummeled him with deceptive hit pieces posing as news reports. Here are a sample of the biased headlines:

L.A. Times: Trump endorses Kris Kobach, an immigration firebrand, in Kansas GOP governor’s race

Washington Post: Trump endorses anti-immigration hard-liner Kris Kobach in Kansas GOP primary

Kansas City Star (editorial): Kris Kobach is twisting the truth about undocumented immigrants at Kansas universities

 Mother Jones (gives new meaning to the word “liberal”): Kris Kobach, Nativist Son —  The legal mastermind behind the wave of anti-immigration laws sweeping the country.

 Esquire Magazine: Kris Kobach Is a Bad Lawyer, a Great Fearmonger, and an Even Better Grifter

Get it? This partial list of leftist skew explains the reason for the tight race, which should have been a cakewalk for Kobach.

Follow Kris Kobach on Twitter.


AZ Republic: Where agenda trumps fact

August 9, 2018

Deciphering Republicese

The headline blasts, “Donald Trump’s border wall could cost much more than estimated, new report says.”

A few observations when reading the local newspaper, employing a wide range of sufferers of TDS or “Trump Derangement Syndrome“:

  1.  Yes, it’s a long headline. It could have been shorter and more respectful if the word “Donald” was eliminated and replaced with the abbreviated, “Pres.”

      2.  Usage of the word “could”: Could is vague and indefinite, as in the case of may, might, maybe and possibly. If the wall “could” cost much more than estimated, it “could” also cost much less. It depends on the perspective that is intended to be conveyed. The Arizona Republic makes no bones about its messaging, rife with an open-border agenda, hence the usage of the wobbly word, “could.”

     3.  Most egregious error of all: It’s not, “Donald Trump’s border wall.” It’s ours! Americans across this nation voted for candidate Donald Trump. Among the top reasons was the promised construction of a “border wall,” since border security is national security. This principle was reiterated during a speech delivered by President Trump at the Reagan Library in December 2017.

The article was written by Rafael Carranza, described as “covering the U.S.-Mexico border for The Arizona Republic, and contributing to La Voz Arizona.” La Voz is the Spanish language edition. Both papers specialize in highlighting families separated and/or reunited at the southern border, never suggesting that their illegal entry into the U.S. or sending their young children on the arduous journey with strangers claiming to be their parents put them in indefensible predicaments of their own making.

The recent arrest of an illegal in Texas, highlights the problem.  A young girl was sent by her mother with a man, who falsely told authorities he was her father. He had, in fact, repeatedly raped her during the journey.

Would Carranza have gotten this particular assignment if his surname had been O‘Connor or Wong, or does identity politics override all other considerations at the Hillary-endorsing, open borders, far left newspaper?