Arizona named as one of “Slaughterhouse Five”

October 28, 2010

Arizona Democrats are in serious danger, a prospect that is sure to evaporate the party’s gains in the state over the past four years.

Obama’s dismal 40 percent Arizona approval rating isn’t helping, a number traced in part to the administration’s decision to sue the state over its controversial immigration law.

The DCCC has significantly scaled back its TV advertising time for Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, a disconnected freshman waging an uphill bid to retain a conservative-minded, northern Arizona-based seat, where Dr. Paul Gosar is evidencing robust support. The DCCC, meanwhile, is dropping big bucks — more than $800,000 as of Monday afternoon — in an effort to protect sophomore Rep. Harry Mitchell in his difficult rematch against 2008 GOP foe, conservative David Schweikert, according to a POLITICO report aptly titled “Slaughterhouse Five.”

Left-wing groups are also rushing to the aid of Democrat Rep. Raul Grijalva, the fourth-term radically liberal congressman who unexpectedly finds himself in a dogfight against Republican Ruth McClung after urging a boycott of the state over the immigration law. The labor-backed America’s Families First is dumping more than $260,000 in an effort to defend Grijalva against the serious onslaught presented by McClung.

According to the report, Pelosi clone Gabrielle Giffords is listed as only “slightly better positioned to emerge victorious,” noting that her cash reserves, certainly not her liberal voting record, are what she’s counting on as her ace-in-the-hole. They write: Tucson-based Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who, as of mid-October, held a nearly $1 million cash-on-hand lead over tea-party-backed Republican Jesse Kelly, who knocked off the GOP establishment favorite in the September primary.

We at Seeing Red AZ counter that while its true money is the necessary engine driving the political train, this election season’s enormous reserve of energized voter discontent should not be discounted. Expect to see major changes in Congressional races statewide as a Republican tsunami rushes the shore.


Political former Justice O’Connor errs on apology

October 28, 2010

Instead of apologizing for disruptive post-midnight robocalls to Nevada voters, Sandra Day O’Connor should have apologized to Arizonans for her vote as a panelist on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals earlier this week in which she saw no merit in our state’s voter approved requirement of citizenship in order to register to vote.

The 80-year-old former Supreme Court Justice should take her retirement as seriously as she does her leftward bent and stay out of infringing on the vote of the people of Arizona who overwhelmingly passed Proposition 200 in 2004. She also should decide if she wants to engage in politics or keep wearing that black robe. She can’t have it both ways.

In a statement of denial — oddly issued through the Supreme Court — she says she did not authorize use of her recorded statement as she engages in Nevada’s politics. Her voice was heard in 50,000 late night recorded telephone calls made to that state’s voters in which she supports a ballot measure to change the way Nevada’s judges are selected. Yet she defends her involvement in the campaign to amend the state constitution to reduce the role of citizens in the choice of judges. O’Connor, who is listed as the honorary chair of the campaign, has appeared in a biased television commercial on behalf of the Question 1 measure on which Nevadans will vote this Tuesday.

O’Connor is clearly in violation of Canon 5 of the Conduct for United States Judges which clearly states thatA judge should refrain from political activity.”

Although O’Connor was elected to her position on the Arizona Superior Court before her appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court, she now travels the country hypocritically criticizing election of judges.


Supervisor Fulton Brock’s statement about his wife’s arrest and CONTINUING UPDATES

October 27, 2010

Using the services of Jason Rose and the public relations firm of Rose+Moser+Allyn, Maricopa County Supervisor Fulton Brock released this statement today regarding his wife:

“My life and that of my family’s was upended last night. Police officers arrested my wife of twenty-eight years and the mother of our three children. She was informed that she was being accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year old. Even with this statement I am not sure how to express what such a shocking emotional punch to your heart and family feels like. I am stunned. My children are flabbergasted. You think you know someone after 28 years and I need answers as much as police officers do. I want so much to believe these allegations are not true, but if they are, I am appalled and crushed. I am a religious man. I ask all to pray for our family and those involved so that justice may best be served.”

— Maricopa County Supervisor Fulton Brock

The newspaper’s account of the charges brought against 48-year-old Susan Brock, can be read here. She is being held without bond on two counts of molestation of a child and two counts of sexual conduct with a minor.

UPDATES:

UPDATE:  November 11, 2010

Maricopa County Supervisor Fulton Brock To End Marriage

–STATEMENT–

 “I have filed paperwork to end my marriage of 28 years.”

UPDATE: December 30, 2010 Another Press Release from Fulton Brock via his flacks regarding his wife Susan, their daughter and his wife’s friend. We have reprinted the presser as it was received, including typos.

Jason Rose / Rose+Moser+Allyn Public & Online Relations  

STATEMENT BY MARICOPA COUNTY SUPERVISOR FULTON BROCK ON THE ARREST OF WIFE’S FRIEND AND HIS DAUGHTER TODAY

 (PHOENIX, ARIZ.) – “Shocked and devastated are not words sufficient to describe the news this day or what has transpired over the past two months. In October, my wife of 28 years was arrested and charged with having an inappropriate relationship with a minor.

Now, my daughter has been arrested, pending charges.

She is being accused of having a relationship with the same young man when she was 18.

I have filed to divorce my wife. I cannot divorce my daughter.  She is my blood. I will always be her Dad.  And she needs one now more than ever.

All families are challenged. But no family should ever be challenged this way whether it be ours, or that of the victim and his family.

Justice demands answers and cooperation.  

Nothing can ever make this situation right other than raising awareness so other families can avoid such sorrow.  As a person of faith I  ask for your continued prayers.”

–Maricopa County Supervisor Fulton Brock

UPDATE: AZ Republic, December 31, 2010:

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2010/12/30/20101230chandler-susan-fulton-brock-supervisor-wife-sex-case-daughter-arrested.html

UPDATE: January 25, 2011

Susan M. Brock, 48, pleaded guilty to three counts of attempted sexual conduct with a minor, a Class 3 felony and Dangerous Crime Against Children.

Though originally indicted on charges of committing 15 sex acts with the boy, starting in 2006 when he was 13, the plea bargain dismissed 12 counts and reduced the severity of the remaining three.

Brock faces prison time for one count, as well as lifetime probation, registration as a sex offender terms and other restrictions.

In sentencing set for mid-March, Brock faces a presumptive sentence of 10 years on one count of attempted sexual conduct with a minor, according to Pinal County Superior Court Judge Pro Tem Hank Gooday. She could be sentenced to anywhere from seven and 15 years.

In addition to registering as a sex offender, Brock must renew her driver’s license yearly to enforce the registration and pay up to $1 million in costs to the Chandler Police Department.

 A complete report is available here.

UPDATE: January 27, 2011

The latest news report details that Susan Brock and her husband Fulton Brock, met with the local president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the parents of the victim  more than a year before she was arrested, according to a Chandler police report.

Between the October 2009 meeting and her October 2010 arrest, Brock committed 15 more illegal acts involving her teenage victim, according to the indictment. She was also charged with committing 13 acts before the involvement of church officials, who did not report the crime to police, according to police reports.

Arizona LDS spokeswoman Cindy Packard said when local church officials became aware of the sexual relationship between Susan Brock and the victim in October, “these leaders were instrumental in getting the matter reported to law-enforcement authorities.”

Kim Farah, spokeswoman for the national church in Salt Lake City, would not identify the leaders by name, but police records indicate the matter was actually reported by the victim’s father — not the church.

Chandler Sgt. Joe Favazzo said the investigation was continuing and that police would seek charges against anyone who had information about the crime but failed to report it.

UPDATE:  March 27, 2011

KTVK TV 3 reports that Rachel Katherine Brock, the 21-year-old daughter of Maricopa County Supervisor Fulton Brock has been re-arrested on additional felony charges involving minors.

She was first arrested in December for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a boy who was 15 years old at the time. Her mother, Susan Brock, is in jail for her alleged sexual involvement with the same teenager.

Supervisor Fulton Brock issued a statement through his spokesperson that says, in part, “The heartbreak continues. I have learned my daughter has been re-arrested. My goal was always to lead my family in living a life of doing right and following God’s laws. The accusations about my daughter and her mother these past months have been heartbreaking and disappointing.”

UPDATE: May 6, 2011:

More recently, as facts revealed the full extent of the Brock family involvement in the sexual abuse and cover-up, Seeing Red AZ called for Fulton Brock’s resignation from the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. Read more here. We titled this Supervisor Fulton Brock: What did he know, when did he know it?

UPDATE: December 8, 2011

Probation only for child molester Rachel Brock

The repulsive Brock saga of a mother/daughter duo of child sexual predators has been covered ad nauseam. Mother Susan, daughter Rachel and Maricopa County Supervisor dad Fulton, are not worthy of more words or time. Lying Fulton, who claimed shock when the news first broke, was in fact fully aware of the disgusting events and participated in LDS church-sanctioned counseling sessions that were held tight to the vest and never reported to authorities by those charged with dispensing morality to their congregants. It was later revealed he attempted to hide evidence of the ongoing sexual crimes committed by his wife and daughter against the young son of a family friend. Upstanding dad has made a point of staying out of the courtroom during any of the proceedings.

 Molestor mom is now serving a 13-year sentence prison sentence. And the lovely Rachel? The daily reports she has been sentenced to 10 years probation with one year deferred jail time for sexually abusing the same boy her mother molested. A Chandler detective who investigated the case reported that Fulton had lied to police about evidence and also recommended that Mormon bishops be prosecuted for failure to report the boy’s complaints to authorities.

Here’s an overview, if you’re interested.


AZ Governor’s race: Upping the sleaze factor

October 27, 2010

Term-limited Attorney General Terry Goddard, miserably trailing Gov. Jan Brewer in his third try for Arizona Governor, is desperate.

Today, the Arizona Republic acting as his quasi media consultant runs “AZ Fact Check” in what looks suspiciously like opposition research, detailing a decade’s old report of a collision involving then-state senator Brewer. She was involved in a minor traffic accident on I-17, in which neither she nor the other driver sustained injuries. The Department of Public Safety responded and filed a report.

The newspaper writes that DPS did not reproduce the records for use in their article, noting that they obtained them from “another source.” The underlying tale to tell is that she was suspected of driving while intoxicated, although no blood-alcohol test was ever performed.

Someone with both the motive and ability has been digging into long dead files in order to marginalize Brewer — with the newspaper serving as a willing accomplice. Throughout the article the wife of the man who was driving the other car is quoted.  In each instance, she is referred to as his “widow,” making it appear he was killed in the accident.

Clarification appears in the final sentence on page two of the lengthy report where it states he developed heart problems while serving in the Korean War, and died of heart disease unrelated to the accident.

Once again the newspaper, a known purveyor of biased trash, belongs right where Sheriff Joe Arpaio tells us to drop it.


Would you like a little chicanery peppering your ballot, sir?

October 27, 2010

Arizona voters are not the only ones getting the shaft from the political ruling class. Yesterday we reviewed the contemptible actions of a panel of Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals judges undercutting our state’s voter-approved ballot box protections that have been in place since 2004 — guaranteeing the integrity of elections. Evidence of citizenship is not too much to ask of someone attempting to vote.

Now we read in the Washington Examiner of flagrant abuses being reported in Clark County, Nevada, as voters tell FOX 5 of instances where Democrat Harry Reid’s name is premarked on their ballots. Senate Majority Leader Reid is in the fight of his political career, faltering as he attempts to retain his seat against Republican candidate, Sharron Angle.  Reid’s son Rory is a county commissioner, also running as the Democrat candidate for governor.

And although the Clark County Registrar of Voters insists there is no voter fraud — blaming the miscues on sensitive touch-screens — it is worth noting that voting machine technicians in Clark County are members of the Service Employees International Union. The SEIU spent $63 million in elections in 2008 and is planning on spending $44 million more this election cycle — nearly all of that on Democrats. White House political director Patrick Gaspard is formerly the SEIU’s top lobbyist, and former SEIU president Andy Stern was the most frequent visitor to the White House last year.

In Nevada alone, the SEIU has given generously to groups that are heavily vested in the state — in just one prominent example, the SEIU gave $500,000 to the Patriot Majority PAC, which has spent $1.3 million against Reid’s opponent Sharron Angle, and dropped large sums directly on campaigns to aid Democrats and hinder their Republican opponents.

Check out Page 75, Appendix A, and see voting machine technicians listed as a position represented by the Clark County SEIU contract here.


Ninth Circus with ringmaster Sandra O’Connor guts AZ voter law

October 26, 2010

In an outrageous  move that should make Arizonans rethink the name on the state’s  Federal Court building, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals — with former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra O’Connor temporarily sitting by designation — has arrogantly overturned the voter approved provisions of Prop. 200.

Giving the green light to voter fraud, a split decision by a three-judge panel determined that the requirement to show proof of citizenship is not consistent with the National Voter Registration Act.

Read the decision here.

Arizonan Sandra O’Connor and Circuit Judge Sandra Ikuta — with Chief Judge Alex Kozinski dissenting — said Prop. 200 creates an additional hurdle, while the national act is intended to reduce “state-imposed obstacles” to registration. But the court determined Arizona’s polling place photo identification requirement is a minimal burden and does not violate the Equal Protection Clause in the Fourteenth Amendment.

The Ninth Circuit is the most overturned court in the nation. Read the Reuters News account here.

Arizona’s citizens whose voices have been silenced by judicial caveat should be Seeing Red.


Obama encourages Latinos to “punish enemies;” disses McCain

October 26, 2010

Listen carefully to this Breitbart clip as Barack Obama, pandering to the Latino Univision audience yesterday, tries to enthuse the sluggish crowd with promises of amnesty after the midterm election. But he goes much further, saying:

“If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, ‘We’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us,’ if they don’t see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it’s gonna be harder and that’s why I think it’s so important that people focus on voting on November 2.”

Referring specifically to Republicans such as John McCain, an election year convert to border security and enforcement, Obama said, “Those aren’t the kinds of folks who represent our core American values.”

Odd that Obama would now throw McCain under the bus, when it was McCain who was such a good friend to him (watch this brief link) during the presidential campaign where the two were supposedly rivals, pitted against one another. 

Ginning up the pro-open border crowd’s frustration over lack of amnesty for upward of 20 million illegals — sold as the softer “immigration reform” — by encouraging turnout against Republicans on Election Day is a novel and desperate approach.   Last we heard, Democrats controlled both Houses of Congress and the White House. 

But in Obamaville such pesky facts take a back seat when the polls show overwhelming defeat of Democrats nationwide in next Tuesday’s election.