Back to the future with Heather Carter & Kate McGee

First the disclosure —- unnecessary to our readers, who know the scoop —-  since Heather Carter (LD-15) and Kate Brophy McGee (LD-28) have made a habit of jumping ship from the Republican caucus to repeatedly vote with the Democrats: Due to their close ties to the McCain cabal, we did not endorse either of them in the recent election.

That being said, we have to congratulate ourselves on our wisdom, just as the duo congratulate themselves by hosting an event at which they are the honorees.

No kidding. Who could make that up?

Our good judgment exercised in withholding endorsements is highlighted by the fact that these two —- who are entrusted to craft laws under which the citizens of the state have to abide —- don’t even know what year their self-congratulatory gala is to take place. Their email including the “Save the Date!” announcement was dated Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014.

View the invitation here.

Ladies, January 2014 has come and gone. If you can’t get something as simple as the date right, how can you be trusted with law making?

The answer is obvious.

6 Responses to Back to the future with Heather Carter & Kate McGee

  1. Wesley W. Harris says:

    The sadness here is that the new leadership has rewarded these two and other members of the ‘Gang of 14’ for their treachery will chairmanships of standing committees. The Republican Party never learns because it is all about ‘them’ and not We the People. Here is the list:
    Arizona House Speaker-Elect David Gowan has announced House Standing Committees members for the 52nd Legislature. Bills are assigned to one or more of the 19 House Committees on first reading. Standing Committees review bills and conduct inquiries as part of the early stages of the legislative process. Membership and meeting times for each House Committee are listed below:

    o Agriculture, Water and Lands (Thursday morning) Chair – Brenda Barton, Vice Chair – Darin Mitchell, Regina Cobb, Karen Fann, Steve Montenegro, T.J. Shope, Jennifer Benally, Rosanna Gabaldon, Lisa Otondo.

    o Appropriations (Wednesday afternoon) Chair – Justin Olson, Vice Chair – Vince Leach, John Allen, Russell “Rusty” Bowers, Rick Gray, Warren Petersen, Tony Rivero, David Stevens, Michelle Ugenti, Lela Alston, Mark Cardenas, Stefanie Mach, Eric Meyer, Andrew Sherwood.

    o Banking and Financial Services (Tuesday afternoon) Chair – Kate Brophy McGee, Vice Chair – Jeff Weninger, John Allen, Eddie Farnsworth, Jill Norgaard, Diego Espinoza, Rosanna Gabaldon, Debbie McCune Davis.

    o Children and Family Affairs (Monday afternoon) Chair – John Allen, Vice Chair – Kate Brophy McGee, John Christopher Ackerley, Regina Cobb, Phil Lovas, Kelly Townsend, Sally Ann Gonzales, Juan Jose Mendez, Rebecca Rios.

    o Commerce (Wednesday morning) Chair – Warren Petersen, Vice Chair – Jill Norgaard, Jay Lawrence, Tony Rivero, T.J. Shope, Diego Espinoza, Charlene Fernandez, Stefanie Mach.

    o County and Municipal Affairs (Monday afternoon) Chair – Doug Coleman, Vice Chair – Tony Rivero, Paul Boyer, Karen Fann, Rick Gray, Lela Alston, Reginald Bolding, Rosanna Gabaldon.

    o Education (Wednesday afternoon) Chair – Paul Boyer, Vice Chair – Jay Lawrence, Doug Coleman, Jill Norgaard, Bob Thorpe, Reginald Bolding, Lisa Otondo.

    o Elections (Tuesday morning) Chair – Michelle Ugenti, Vice Chair – J.D. Mesnard, Heather Carter, Jeff Weninger, Ken Clark, Jonathan Larkin.

    o Energy, Environment and Natural Resources (Monday afternoon) Chair – Frank Pratt, Vice Chair – Russell “Rusty” Bowers, Brenda Barton, Heather Carter, Mark Finchem, Vince Leach, Ken Clark, Macario Saldate, Victoria Steele.

    o Federalism and States’ Rights (Wednesday morning) Chair – Kelly Townsend, Vice Chair – Noel Campbell, Mark Finchem, Darn Mitchell, Bob Thorpe, Rebecca Rios, Ceci Velasquez, Bruce Wheeler.

    o Government and Higher Education (Thursday morning) Chair – Thorpe, Vice Chair – Ackerley, Phil Lovas, Justin Olson, Warren Petersen, Kelly Townsend, Lela Alston, Jonathan Larkin, Macario Saldate.

    o Health (Tuesday afternoon) Chair – Heather Carter, Vice Chair – Regina Cobb, Paul Boyer, Jay Lawrence, Randall “Randy” Friese, Eric Meyer.

    o Insurance (Wednesday morning) Chair – Karen Fann, Vice Chair – David Livingston, Doug Coleman, Phil Lovas, Bob Robson, Jonathan Larkin, Debbie McCune Davis, Lisa Otondo.

    o Judiciary (Wednesday morning) Chair – Eddie Farnsworth, Vice Chair – Sonny Borrelli, Anthony Kern, J.D. Mesnard, Randall “Randy” Friese, Albert Hale.

    o Military Affairs and Public Safety (Thursday morning) Chair – Sonny Borrelli, Vice Chair – Mark Finchem, Noel Campbell, Eddie Farnsworth, Anthony Kern, Frank Pratt, Richard Andrade, Mark Cardenas, Stefanie Mach.

    o Rules (Monday afternoon) Chair – David Stevens, Vice Chair – Steve Montenegro, David Gowan, David Livingston, Bob Robson, Bob Thorpe, Albert Hale, Ceci Velasquez, Bruce Wheeler.

    o Rural and Economic Development (Tuesday afternoon) Chair – T.J. Shope, Vice Chair – Russell “Rusty” Bowers, Brenda Barton, Vince Leach, Frank Pratt, Jennifer Benally, Sally Ann Gonzales, Juan Jose Mendez.

    o Transportation and Infrastructure (Tuesday afternoon) Chair – Rick Gray, Vice Chair – David Stevens, John Christopher Ackerley, Sonny Borrelli, Noel Campbell, Karen Fann, Richard Andrade, Charlene Fernandez, Victoria Steele.

    o Ways and Means (Monday afternoon) Chair – Darin Mitchell, Vice Chair – Anthony Kern, J.D. Mesnard, Justin Olson, Michelle Ugenti, Jeff Weninger, Mark Cardenas, Andrew Sherwood, Bruce Wheeler.

    • CD 8 PC says:

      Most of us read the Maricopa Country Republican Briefs and saw this long list when it arrived in our email. Contributions to the discussion don’t usually include lengthy cut and pastes.

  2. GOP PC says:

    Thank Heather Carter for ensuring the passage of OBrewer’s unsustainable Medcaid Expansion. Kate McGee is also a RINO extraordinairee.

    How funny that they are “congratulating” themselves with a fundraiser right after the election. No doubt the room will be filled with lobbyists who funneled campaign funding to them. These are their gals!

  3. LD 28 PC says:

    As to this idiotic invitation, no one has ever accused these two of being smart, just wily. I’d like to say we could do better, but the ballot choices were more of the same. We need to recruit actual conservative challengers.

  4. Orion says:

    I suggest this Ray Charles rendition as the theme song for Heather Carter’s and Kate B-McGee’s grand event:

  5. azgary says:

    off topic, but:
    “Senate Conservatives Huddle With House Members to Plot Immigration Revolt
    A trio of senators crossed the Capitol last night to discuss the congressional response to President Obama’s recent executive orders on immigration. The consensus: Republican leadership doesn’t want to fight Obama, so the lawmakers have to hope that grassroots activists can goad their colleagues into a more aggressive posture.

    “I hope that the American people will speak up and share their views with Congress and good strong language will come out of the House,” Senator Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.) told National Review Online Thursday afternoon.

    Sessions demurred when asked about coordination with House colleagues — “all of us are curious about what they’re doing,” he said — but multiple sources told NRO that Sessions, Senator David Vitter (R., La.), and Senator Mike Lee (R., Utah), met with a group of House members last night in the office of Arizona Representative Matt Salmon. Vitter also organized a conference call with some House Republicans Wednesday afternoon. The purpose of the two encounters, which happened on the same day that Texas Senator Ted Cruz met with Iowa Representative Steve King, was to emphasize that “the first bill that you guys do was really our best and only chance,” according to one Senate aide; the Senate hawks won’t be able to instigate a fight if the House passes a bill that provides longer-term funding.

    In the evening meeting, the lawmakers compared notes about their distrust for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) and House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio).

    “There is a general belief that, despite the rhetoric from leadership after the executive order was announced, they really have no desire to do anything substantive to fight this,” one lawmaker who attended the meeting explained to NRO in a series of text messages. “Part of it is that leadership (as proxies for the Chamber [of Commerce]) wants the amnesty; Obama’s order provides a way to deliver cheap labor to the Chamber without having to vote for it. Part of it is an absolute fear of any conflict, including even a partial ‘shutdown.’”

    Members of the small group believe that about 50 or 60 House Republicans are opposed to the House leadership’s current plan (a CRomnibus bill that passes several long-term appropriations bills but leaves the Department of Homeland Security operating on a short-term continuing resolution of as-yet-undetermined length).

    “The thing is that Sessions’ opposition will likely flip the whole [Alabama and Mississippi] GOP delegations (these guys usually would vote for a bloated omnibus) so it won’t necessarily be the same 50 or 60 who voted against other bloated bills like the farm bill,” the lawmaker suggested.

    House leaders are expected to partner with Democrats, so the conservative rank-and-file opponents think they’ll need the outside activist groups to ramp up the pressure on other lawmakers.

    “Basically, [the] senators felt outside groups and the grassroots need to get engaged — the membership is largely behind the leadership so there is a need to get the members to whip ‘No’ so that leadership is forced to do something different,” the lawmaker said. That effort has already begun, to some degree, but it hasn’t been enough to convince Republicans to pass a bill in the lame-duck session that stipulates that federal funding may not be used to implement the executive orders.

    “I’m very skeptical that outside groups will make a big difference because only some of them even engage on immigration and the ones that do aren’t as influential as they used to be,” the lawmaker lamented.

    They aren’t giving up, the senators told the House members, even if they lose the funding fight. The Republican-controlled Senate, next year, could ask every presidential nominee with immigration-related responsibilities if they think Obama’s order is constitutional.

    “If they say they will follow Obama then how can a GOP senator justify voting for a nominee who will violate his oath of office?” the lawmaker said.”