Newsmax TV makes it official: JD Hayworth onboard

June 25, 2014

Hayworth hosts AZ AG Tom Horne Thursday, June 26, 8:00 am

The Hill’s Judy Kurtz reports that former Rep. J.D. Hayworth is headed to the television airwaves.

The Arizona Republican has been named host of the news and talk show “America’s Forum” on the newly launched Newsmax TV.

The six-term congressman previously hosted a Phoenix-based conservative talk radio show but resigned in 2010 to make a failed Senate bid against Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).

Newsmax TV, which is geared toward baby boomers and is planning a hard launch this fall — says the weekday, three-hour show, will feature Hayworth, 55, in conversation with newsmakers and analysts. Newsmax Media CEO Christopher Ruddy praised Hayworth in a statement, saying he’s a “smart, informed, and passionate host who is not afraid to speak his mind.” Hayworth already hosts an online show for the conservative media outlet.

“With his experience in Washington, D.C., we believe he can give our viewers unique insight into how Washington works,” Ruddy said.

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne will join Hayworth tomorrow, Thursday June 26, following the “Newsmax Now” update at 8:00 am, AZ Time.

“America’s Forum” runs weekdays from 6:00 – 9:00 am AZ. Time.

Newsmax TV is also seen on both Dish Network (Ch. 223) and DirecTV (Ch. 349), providing the latest news, expert views and live programming from your favorite TV hosts and A-list guests. Tune in! Add www.newsmaxtv.com to your “favorites.”


McCain toadies endorse ship-jumping Kate McGee

June 25, 2014

Just when it appears we’ve seen it all, raw political machinations continue to amaze. Kate Brophy McGee has sent out this announcement heralding what she terms her “key Phoenix City Council endorsements.”

The incumbent council members ooze with compliments for the Republicrat Legislative District 28 incumbent House member —- despite the fact that during her tenure McGee has made a habit of jumping ship from the Republican caucus to repeatedly voting with the Democrats.

If you’re wondering why council members Sal DiCiccio, Bill Gates, Jim Waring and Thelda Williams have all joined in slobbering effusive praise on McGee although there are three Republicans running in the district, look no further than the connective “Mc” before her surname.

Pull back the curtain to reveal master puppeteer John McCain. His aides lobbied on behalf of Bill Gates initially getting appointed to his city council post, although the team was not so chummy back in 2009, when Thelda Williams voted against Gates’ appointment.

Waring served McCain as a former staffer, and in this Arizona Republic election questionnaire refers to one of McCain’s quotes as the best piece of political advice Waring says he’s ever received: “Use your judgment,” McCain told Waring. “If it’s no good, you won’t be in office very long, anyway.”

Not to be outdone, last November, councilman Sal DiCiccio, another former McCain staffer, followed his mentor’s lead, as seen here, Waring, getting the message, dutifully hopped on the endorsement bandwagon as well —- although none of the endorsements helped perennial candidate Martin Sepulveda, then running for state treasurer.

The cunning DiCiccio credits his teacher and mentor, liberal former U.S. Rep. Harry Mitchell, who required his students to attend Tempe City Council meetings, with originally planting the seeds of interest in politics.

Joining in these McCain approved united endorsements of McGee indicate obediently falling in (Mc)line overrides the conservative Republican ideology these council members purported to represent when running for the Phoenix City Council.

The knotty conundrum facing conservatives voters in LD 28 is that none of the three Republicrats running are worthy of support. 


The rise of arrogant “off with their heads”demanders

June 24, 2014

Calls for incumbents to step down becoming commonplace with elites

We hear a lot about bullies these days. Traditionally they were fist-swinging school yard intimidators, usually bigger and brasher and primed for a fight.

Today they are those who think surreptitiously taped private conversations require an NBA team owner to lose his holdings. After being slapped with a lifetime ban from the organization and fined $2.5 million, his team is up for sale pending league approval.

Politicians who don’t like others of their ilk have entered the fray. But instead of swinging their fists, they demand that the other politicians leave, resign or otherwise take a permanent hike. The bullies stand on rocks of righteous indignation, wearing an aura of pomposity and cloaked in irreproachable morality. 

Recently we have witnessed the spectacle of politicians with their own favored candidates in the wings, calling for GOP office holders to step down. Calls are now mounting for state superintendent of public education John Huppenthal to resign. His crime? Using aliases while commenting on blogs. Make no mistake, we are not Huppenthal fans, and in fact, support his conservative challenger Diane Douglas, who has won the endorsement of Michelle MalkinBut the unseemly spectacle of educrats, including the president of the leftwing state teachers union and a couple of has-been state superintendents demanding Huppenthal’s resignation —- coupled with the AZ Chamber of Commerce canceling an awards luncheon honoring him, speaks worse of them than it does of him.

The same fate has befallen Arizona’s effective, conservative Attorney General Tom Horne. His political adversaries, McCain allies who have recruited their own malleable candidate, are contemptibly calling for his resignation —- a shaky political overreach that would, in more reasonable times, cause damaging blowback on them.  Republicans, marginal though they are, have joined with the liberal Arizona Republic against a proven and effective leader who has successfully challenged the Obama administration, sued the federal government to stop ObamaCare and has personally argued on behalf of the state in Federal District and Ninth Circuit Courts, plus winning two major victories for Arizona in the U.S. Supreme Court —-  including Arizona’s right to require evidence of citizenship when registering to vote. Horne defended SB 1070, something his McCain-bonded challenger would never have done.

Yet the allegations have been like buckshot, despite the fact that an independent judge found the accusations of campaign finance violations were false. That decision garners scant coverage. 

The bullies have become emboldened thinking their calls for resignation are golden. In fact, they are premature and arrogant.  The ballot box works.


AZ República’s Phil Boas outs SOS candidate Michele Reagan

June 23, 2014

Michele Reagan’s duplicity appears to be “jarring” editorial board —- again

Editorial page editor and amnesty supporter Phil Boas is late to the political reality table with his Quick Hit titled, “Reagan taking hard line on migrants but is a moderate.”

He writes, “Despite her latest pose, Secretary of State candidate Michele Reagan is an immigration moderate. Understanding the mess SB 1070 created, Reagan worked largely behind the scenes to kill five follow-up immigration bills. If leading Republicans such as U.S, Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake could recast themselves as border hardliners to win primary elections, it’s no surprise down-ballot Republicans such as Reagan would do the same.”

In this March 2011 post, “Meet Arizona’s Benedict Arnolds,”Seeing Red AZ linked to the five bills on which Michele Reagan and a group of other colluding Republicrats joined with the united Democrat bloc in the state senate, voting against bills intended to address the continued invasion of our state and country by illegal aliens. In the years since, many of the problems which could have been addressed have significantly exacerbated.

We’ve long been aware of Michele Reagan’s leftist proclivities, which is why we are strong supporters of Wil Cardon in the race for Secretary of State  —- a ”sleeper” post that is often the direct route to the governor’s office. For an overview of how often this line of ascension, which enabled Jan Brewer to succeed Janet Napolitano, has historically played out, read the bold type in this link.

As to Boas’ disappointment in Sens. McCain and Flake recasting themselves as “border hardliners,” we noted in this 2011 post, “Oops — Jeff Flake’s crown slips as he sinks to mere McPolitician,”that the  Arizona Republic’s Doug MacEachern was editorially sputtering out of control when the duplicitous Jeff Flake fell from grace as the newspaper’s anointed amnesty advocate after declaring his candidacy for the U.S. Senate. Flake’s politically expedient change of heart, in which he emulated both McCain and his own predecessor Kyl —- who after crafting these (linked) campaign ads giving lip service to “securing the border,” reverted to their previous amnesty stance on legalizing millions of illegal aliens immediately after the ballots were counted.  It was their fraudulent pre-election positions that were “jarring” to those at the newspaper.

It’s surprising that Phil Boas wouldn’t have realized Michele Reagan is cut from the same McCloth.


In case you missed it: JD interviews U.S. Rep. David Schweikert

June 22, 2014

Schweikert tells Obama: 10,000 National Guard needed at border now

JD Hayworth, host of “America’s Forum” on Newsmax TV, recently had an early morning (6:00 am) chat with U.S. Rep. David Schweikert, (AZ CD 6).  Due to the early hour, you might have missed the original exchange, but that doesn’t mean you are out of the loop on issues of importance. 

To watch the interview click this link:

www.newsmax.com/Newsmax-Tv/David-Schweikert-immigration-National-Guard/2014/06/20/id/578324

 


AZ GOP Governor’s race: And then there were six? & Updates

June 22, 2014

Al Melvin considers dropping out of GOP Gov primary 

Speculation is running high that Arizona state senator Al Melvin may well drop his bid for the Republican primary nomination for governor before the end of the week.

Melvin’s campaign strategist Constantin Querard acknowledges he is lagging in collecting the required 4,500 qualifying $5 contributions to enable him to receive $753,616 in public campaign funding for the Primary Election. The final date for Melvin to voluntarily remove his name from the ballot is June 27.

The amount awarded to the winner of the Primary Election —- if  qualified to use the “Clean Elections” public financing scheme in the General Election —- is a hefty $1,130,424.

In the crowded Republican field, only Secretary of State Ken Bennett has qualified for and received the citizen-paid funds. In addition to Bennett, Al Melvin and former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas are participating in the public funding system. Thomas is currently scrambling to get his final $5 contributions after 113 were disqualified by the Secretary of State’s office on Friday.  

Those taking the traditional route funded by supporters attracted to their specific messages, are State Treasurer and former CEO of Cold Stone Creamery Doug Ducey, former Go Daddy exec Christine Jones, former Mesa Mayor Scott Smith and former U.S. Rep. Frank Riggs, who represented California CD 1 in the 1990’s.

Update-tag

Monday, June 23, 2014:

KTAR reports Al Melvin has exited the governor’s race.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014:

Within days after withdrawing from the gubernatorial race, State Sen. Al Melvin, a candidate who cast himself as a conservative, has disappointingly endorsed Doug Ducey, the McCain approved candidate for the state’s top office. Since Ducey has amassed a huge campaign $tash and is considered the front runner, best bet is Melvin must be angling for a job to supplement his retirement.

 


Amnesty sinks Obama, Cantor, McCain & Flake

June 21, 2014

Gallup Poll: Lack of commitment to US on illegal invasion plunges Obama to 31%

A  newly released Gallup Poll shows two in three Americans (65%) disapprove of Barack Obama’s handling of issues related to illegal immigration.

The poll finds his approval rating has plummeted to 31%, one of the lowest readings since 2010, when Gallup began polling on his handling of this unpopular issue. Disapproval of the president’s lack of management of the illegal invasion has climbed 10 points since August 2013, when more than half of Americans (55%) disapproved.

Despite protestations to the contrary by amnesty advocates, former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor felt the sting of amnesty blowback when he lost his Virginia Congressional seat. Victor Davis Hanson writing for National Review’s The Corner gives an incisive post-mortem opining, “Cantor’s luck ran out when his long insistence of pushing immigration-reform legislation finally coincided with a massive and sudden rush of thousands to the U.S. border from Central America. That lining up of the planets explains why a good but obscure candidate beat a supposedly invincible insider.” 

In January we noted that even the amnesty-supporting AZ Republic admitted that Jeff Flake, McCain’s protégé, was losing support over this issue.

The Daily Caller reported that Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake, who worked diligently with Democrats in an effort to pass an amnesty bill, have managed to sink their poll ratings to record lows. In fact, the duo was reported to be in a head-to-head race for capturing the least popular U.S. Senator prize. Though McCain dipped to a 30 percent approval rating from Arizona voters, Jeff Flake managed to reach even further down to 27 percent approval. 

The complete article, including a link to the embarrassing poll, can be read here. Today’s fact-filled linked reviews are definitely worth your time and provide answers to those who falsely claim amnesty —– or whatever name they choose to call it on any particular day —-  is not a defining issue. For an increasing number of Americans, it has moved to the forefront of their ballot considerations.