Robert Robb: Forgetful, schizophrenic or seeking job security?

Back in July 2012, Seeing Red AZ congratulated Arizona Republic columnist Robert Robb for what we termed “a masterful job of explaining the deception behind the ballot initiative” known as “Top Two Primary.” A link to his entire column is contained in our post “Top 2 Primary” exposed as anti-conservative ruse.

This wisdom was excerpted from his column:

“A little honesty and sobriety is in order about the top-two primary system initiative that apparently will be on the November ballot. The purpose of the initiative should be stated plainly and bluntly: It is to reduce the influence of conservative Republicans in Arizona. The rhetoric used to sell it will be more lofty. There will be a pretense of deploring extremism on both sides of the political divide. But what’s driving the initiative isn’t a concern that the Democrats who get elected in Arizona are too liberal. It’s a call-to-arms reaction to a bone-deep belief that the Republicans who run Arizona are too conservative.”

Regarding his assessment, we noted, “It’s not what you’d expect to see in the pages of the left-wing Arizona Republic, which has made pushing this agenda a unified effort engaged in by reporters, editorialists and columnists — who must receive marching orders pumped into their ears through nocturnal subliminal messaging between 2:00 and 4:00 a.m.”

The ballot farce allows all candidates — regardless of party affiliation or even opting out of identifying themselves — to compete against one another on the primary ballot, with the “top two” moving on to the General Election. The desire of the left leaning newspaper would be to have two Democrats rise to the top, restricting our ballot choices to liberal and liberal. In an outrageous  column by a now retired political reporter the deception was cunningly referred to as a “multipartisan  effort to counter Arizona party extremists.” Know this. At the Arizona Republic, leftists are never considered extreme.

Fast forward to 2016. What a difference four years make. The newspaper lingers in dire straits, suffering from subscription losses and declining ad revenues. Layoffs and buyouts have left the newsroom in the hands of ASU Cronkite slave labor students and a few remaining hard-core agenda pushers. Robert Robb wears a new title, Editorial Columnist, and now falls in line, with an editorial bearing this headline: Top-two primary would better fit political landscape, but probably not change much. This is the same Robert Robb who previously called out the election farce as “…another disappointing attempt to change election outcomes by changing the rules.”

Dissent is gone. Integrity is an abstract memory. The remaining employees march in lockstep. The anorexic Arizona Republic has pathetically been reduced to decimating entertainment, sports and dishonest drivel passing for news. Identical “reports” are often regurgitated in follow-up issues. Don’t let the charlatans deceive you.

The deceitful “Top Two” election manipulation has seen many incarnations, and like a vampire with a stake in its heart, keeps returning. Here are some of our previous posts:

March 26, 2010: Liberal Linda Valdez promotes guise for deceiving voters

Aug. 5, 2011: AZ leftwingers promote neutered political sham

Dec. 4, 2011: Valdez hopes to gut political parties, blur core lines

Feb. 15, 2012:  Daily’s promotion of political sham revs up

July 6, 2012: Dist. 28 (formerly 11) recertifies its RINO status Update: O’Connor responds

Aug. 7, 2012: “Top-2 Primary” initiative declared unconstitutional; off ballot

Aug. 18, 2012: AZ Supreme Ct. contortionists overturn lower court on “top 2”

9 Responses to Robert Robb: Forgetful, schizophrenic or seeking job security?

  1. Tomfoolery says:

    What a shame that Robert Robb’s integrity has been co-opted by the liberal misfits at the AZ Repugnant who seek to abolish party primaries in Arizona. In the end, none of this matters because few people read the newspaper, getting their information from more reliable sources. We no longer rely on the pony express to get our messages out and by the time the newspaper is delivered, the news isn’t news anymore.

  2. Frankly Speaking says:

    Why are Arizona liberals unhappy? Look at the election results for the answer. Republicans hold all of the statewide offices, those in Maricopa County (except for the Dist. 5 Supervisor on the 5 member County Board of Supervisors.) and majorities in the state House and Senate. Out of 9 congressional seats, Republicans hold 5. We are not taking elected offices by force. The people voted and made their choices. The Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Treasurer, Superintendent of Public Instruction and even the Mine Inspector are all Republicans.

  3. MacBeth says:

    In 2009 ASU Journalism students forgot their charge is to protect the First Amendment. They rudely silenced invited guest Sheriff Joe Arpaio by loudly singing Bohemian Rhapsody over him and shut down the event. These fools are the ideal people to carry on as the thought police at the Arizona Repugnant.

  4. Kent says:

    Off topic, but important. Nitwit Sarah Palin is still working for John McCain by attacking conservative Ted Cruz. McCain and the rest of the amnesty crowd want Marco Rubio, who was instrumental in McCain, Flake, Schumer’s etc, Gang Of Eight. We are being scammed again, folks.

  5. Braveheart says:

    Pushing the Top 2 political mayhem is vital to the left’s survival. That’s why they are relentless in promoting it. They live for the ability to neuter Republican voters and render us a useless relic. If they win with this restrictive albatross it will be irreparably disastrous.

    John McCain and Jeff Flake’s persistent promotion of amnesty is very much the same league. The newly minted Democrat voters will also restrict Republican voices. It’s irrational that any thinking Republican would vote for either of them or Marco Rubio, who joined with them and a boat load of Dems in the formation of the disastrous Gang of 8. Now as a presidential candidate Rubio runs from that involvement. The result would have been the same. Thank God the Gang of 8 failed. But it will be back, just as the Top 2 keeps reappearing.

    Read Ann Coulter’s column “HISPANICKED GOP ELITE: THEY’LL RESPECT US IN THE MORNING” which clearly illustrates the bonding of the McCain, Flake and Rubio cabal with Democrats and Hispanic voters. This left lurching is generational.

    http://www.anncoulter.com/columns/2013-02-20.html

  6. Saguaro Sam says:

    It’s surprising that the AzRag did not send a full contingent, or at least one mush head, to travel to Catonsville, Maryland to watch Obama speechify at the mosque today.

    Surely some leftist group would have paid the freight for their friends at the newspaper to make the trip.

    Obama told the muzzies at the mosque that ‘Islam has Always been a part of America. . .’

    In fact, Islam has long been a Problem for America.

    Check out this book, recently published,
    “Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates—-America’s Forgotten War” by Brian Killmeade.

    the news about Obama’s visit to his favorite peeps can be found
    on breitbart.com today.

    By the way, his administration is still beating up on the Little Sisters of the Poor who provide services to the elderly; the poor, and the infirm using no US government funding.

    • Braveheart says:

      Sam,
      Is this the Breitbart post you’re referring to? I just read it. Fascinating info here:
      http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/02/03/obama-to-speak-to-anti-lgbt-baltimore-mosque/

      How do liberals square the Koranic teachings with their agenda??

      • Saguaro Sam says:

        Yes, thanks for posting the link.

        This mosque in Baltimore County has a imam who preaches for sharia law to be implemented in the US.

        This preseident, who has used his bully tactics to cause even Catholic universities to place shrouds over Christian icons and relics, stopped just short today of donning the traditional muslim garb.

        We, as a nation, in a few short years, have abandoned God.
        He did not abandon US.

        By the way, the US is sending its first female Muslim athlete to the Olympics. There were special traditional muslim garments made for her to wear. Her sport is fencing. Who would have guessed? They will forever wield a sword.

  7. Clementine says:

    An AZ Republic worm has turned. What’s the big surprise?