AZ Republic’s schoolyard bully tactics disgraceful

AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction election has been decided by statewide voters

It’s difficult to imagine that the accomplished winner of a statewide race could elicit such negatively, but the far-left Arizona Republic is flinging all the venom it can muster in the direction of Diane Douglas. Newly elected as state schools chief, the Rutgers University business/marketing grad and former President of the Peoria Unified School District Governing Board brings a wealth of knowledge and fresh vision to the job. 

The petulant daily newspaper attempts to marginalize her by repeatedly declaring her a “one issue” candidate. Unlike her liberal opponent who supports the federal overreach into America’s education system, Diane Douglas ran on opposing the scheme, echoing the views of citizens far and wide. Because of these views she warrants the multi-pronged and incessant whammies of columnist battering and editorial potshots. To the lefties at the newspaper, she is fair game.

Bottom line? Her ideas resonated with Arizona voters  She won.

The real problem for the newspaper is that Douglas is a conservative. Republicans took all of the state offices in the Nov. 4 election, but they are mostly tolerable to the left.

Conservative Diane Douglas has principles and determination mingled with a fair share of grit. But she doesn’t pass the leftwing Republic’s muster, so she is deemed worthy of a daily negative barrage of schoolyard-style bullying.

These embarrassing sore-losers passing themselves off as journalists deserve a corner seat with a pointed hat —- at the very least.

9 Responses to AZ Republic’s schoolyard bully tactics disgraceful

  1. Clair Van Steenwyk says:

    Please remember they removed Pearce and also had 2305 repealed and this is much more important to the Money People and others. It’s time for the Newly Elected Leadership from Gov. on down to take a stand with her. I suggest everyone begin to contact those they voted for in the GOP and tell them to contact Diane and offer her their support now, because if they succeed with the petition process the only one they’ll have to spend money attacking is Diane and the negative things they’ll say will cost all of US in AZ and even outside our borders, this is real Hard Ball Politics, time to getting ready for War. Please contact those you’ve just put in office and the GOP County & State Leadership Now. God Bless You All; Van

    • azgary says:

      im not sure, never checked, but another poster here said ducey’s education adviser (not sure of the title) backed garcia

  2. azgary says:

    off topic, but:

    Republican amnesty architect Az’s brush ash needs to resign!

    “Arizona RNC Chair resignation sought after calling for attack on radio host”

    “Arizona’s RNC Committeeman Bruce Ash called for violence this weekend against a popular conservative radio show host James T. Harris in case establishment candidate Martha McSally should lose the CD2 congressional race. Now, Republican leaders in Pima County are calling for his resignation. It is always the cover-up that sinks you. On Saturday, November 8″

    http://www.arizonadailyindependent.com/2014/11/11/arizona-rnc-chair-resignation-sought-after-calling-for-attack-against-radio-host/

    chuck wooten, rightly called him out and is leading the charge against “amnesty” ash

    amnesty ash and Robbie mccgraham are perfect examples of everything wrong with the republican party and the azgop

    Jan 24, 2015: AZGOP Organizational Mtg
    It would be great if possible for a vote of no confidence on mcgraham here. probably too short of notice though, and not even sure if it procedurally possible.

  3. azgary says:

    there is already a “recall” movement started for diane,(which many prominent az republicans would be happy about) if this gains any traction we MUST be sure to have Dianes back.

    by statute no recall can be started until an elected official has been in office for 6 months, They would need valid signatures equal to 25% of the votes cast in the election they were put into office with, in this case they need over 365,000 valid signatures all gathered in a 120 day period, all gathered by AZ electors.

    seems pretty difficult, but with backstabbing, lobbyist owned republican politicians, and chambers of commerce money, I wouldn’t put it past them.

  4. jojo says:

    The r’s have learned much from the D’s. The way to solve problems is by suing. You lost. Grow up. Try again in 4 years.

  5. Frankly Speaking says:

    This is another bogus move by the ones rightly called bullies in this post. Who do they think would finance such a costly statewide election? Just because they disagree with the results doesn’t nullify the election. Diane Douglas won this fair and square, and I’m more than satisfied with the outcome. The malcontents can pound salt. There have been plenty of elections I didn’t like. I waited until the next election to voice my discontent on the ballot.

  6. American Dad says:

    We proudly voted for Diane Douglas, She represents not only our views but those of countess concerned parents, grandparents and educators. it’s true she was not a McCandidate, but a solid conservative. That’s what made her so appealing to so many of us.
    Gov. Jan Brewer and John Huppenthal the nitwit joined in changing the name Common Core thinking we wouldn’t notice. We did and voted accordingly.

    These are but a few articles to check through.
    This is from the Washington Post:
    More states delay Common Core testing as concerns grow – The Washington Post
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/11/24/more-states-delay-common-core-testing-as-concerns-grow/

    This is from the Washington Times:
    State school systems rethink Common Core standards – Washington Times
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/may/6/state-school-systems-rethink-common-core-standards/?page=all

    Breitbart on Louisiana’s efforts to curtail Common Core:
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Blasts Common Core, But Parents Demand Action
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/06/06/Louisiana-Gov-Jindal-Blasts-Common-Core-But-Parents-Demand-Action

    Education Week admits Common Core’s failure:
    Exit Strategy: State Lawmakers Consider Dropping Common Core – Education Week
    http://www.edweek.org/ew/section/multimedia/anti-cc-bill.html

    The Daily Signal:
    Indiana Among States Acting to Oppose Common Core Standards
    http://dailysignal.com/2013/03/02/indiana-among-states-acting-to-oppose-common-core-education-standards/

  7. goodyearconservative says:

    I really hope the Amnesty Republic and the McCain establishment don’t smear Diane like they did to Tom Horne, Russell Pearce and Andrew Thomas.

    The leftwing media and the McEstablishment hate conservatives they will try to do everything in their power to remove her from office. Do not be surprised if the John McCain and his Chamber cronies recruit Rich Crandall to run againist in a recall (which I pray will never happen) or when she runs for a second term in 2018.

  8. Attila The Hunny says:

    Does anyone remember Democrat Carolyn Warner? She was a wealthy business owner and liberal political operative who ran for every conceivable office from governor and senator to Ed Supe from the mid 70‘s to mid 80‘s. She lost every race except the superintendent’s post. It was briefly reported at the time that she had no credentials to qualify her for the job, and was lacking a degree. Those tidbits quickly slipped into oblivion, and the democrats decreed she was the best person for the job. Rumor had it she rectified her credential problem with a mail order diploma.

    Diane Douglas actually earned a business degree from the well respected Rutgers University. Talk about double standards!