Elvia Diaz or Russell Pearce: Who’s the hate monger?

The leftwing, Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic outdid itself with a hate-laden, incendiary screed passing itself off as an editorial.  Elvia Diaz, the heir apparent to long-in-the-tooth Linda Valdez, must have missed her dose of Prozac as she took to the keyboard in a venomous rant against Russell Pearce. The threatening headline reads, “You’ve got our attention, Russell Pearce, and we’re ready for you.”  Whether the readiness includes more than words is left to speculation.

Who is Russell Pearce? He’s the former Arizona Senate President who has dedicated his life to others. A brief overview includes serving as a Maricopa County Deputy Sheriff, promoted to Chief Deputy, Justice of the Peace and pro tem judge. He served in the military. Pearce has been the director of state agencies and is now Chief Deputy of the Maricopa County Treasure’s Office. He was also instrumental in the passage of Arizona’s SB1070. As you read his full and impressive bio, it becomes clear this is a man who stands head and shoulders above the crowd. 

What has Diaz so riled up is the fact that the respected investigative and  legal watchdog Judicial Watch and Pearce have joined forces requesting Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich sue the state Board of Regents for skirting a recent Arizona Court of Appeals decision denying illegal aliens in-state tuition rates.

In Diaz’ fantasy world, the illegals have morphed into venerated “immigrants” and “dreamers.”  And patriot Pearce?  He is worthy of a voluminous assault, exemplifying a new low in journalistic standards. Here are a few examples taken directly from the editorial with Diaz’ smiling photo smugly attached:

Russell Pearce is described in the opening sentence as the man “behind Arizona’s infamous, anti-immigrant law…we thought we sent to the depths of irrelevancy.”

Pearce, she construes, “Is attempting a comeback, with his divisive and corrosive rhetoric clearly intact.” Because he has worked and earned retirement in the state legislature, law enforcement, and the judicial system and he doesn‘t think Arizona’s taxpaying citizens should be forced to underwrite illegals by gifting them with  in-state tuition,  Diaz refers to him as a “disgraced, triple-dipping bigot.”

Diaz goes on, “It’s a mistake to dismiss Pearce as the lunatic, publicity-hungry politician some Arizonans love to loathe.” At least she conceded it’s only “some“ loathers. Most of us regard the man whose personal motto is “faith, family freedom — above all else,” with respect.

The diatribe ends with this sunny thought, “The stars have aligned in his favor. Donald Trump’s election to the White House makes it all too plain that people like Pearce remain in our midst.

We can’t become too distracted with Trump to ignore them. We must remain ready to fight their kind of intolerance.”

Long known to be in the grasp of death throes, the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) continues to insult its dwindling reader base.

In the skewed thinking of the radical left, it’s intolerant to want to secure our border and deny undeserved benefits to invaders. They are poised to fight for the hordes over our own citizens.

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9 Responses to Elvia Diaz or Russell Pearce: Who’s the hate monger?

  1. Frankly Speaking says:

    This is why I come to Seeing Red AZ every morning. We get here what we get nowhere else —issues covered from a conservative perspective. I imagine few conservatives subscribe to the liberal newspaper. Although it’s infuriating, it’s important to get an insight into the radical and hateful thinking passing itself off as journalism, an entity that no longer exists. Now it’s all editorial content, even what should be straight news. Notice how the crime reports detailing perps with Hispanic last names, no longer give legal or illegal status?

  2. vensel10 says:

    Why is it so hard to understand that the illegals are here against the law? And if you think the AZ Republic is Liberal, come down and read the AZ Daily Star!!!!!!!

  3. Kathy says:

    Thank God for Judicial Watch and all the work they do!

  4. East Valley Conservative says:

    I’ve known Russell Pearce for decades. He is an honorable man to whom the citizens of Arizona owe a huge debt for his unfailing dedication to the right things.

    Elvia Diaz isn’t worthy of touching his distinguished resume

  5. Joseph Bickley, Sr. says:

    Your article is right on target. And, since when did our anti-immigrant law become “infamous”? By whose standards? What’s left of it is still famously in place.

    • Seeing Red AZ says:

      Joseph Bickley, Sr.,
      Thank you for your keen eye and great editing skills. Although we wish we could hire you, know that you are an appreciated reader.

  6. Saguaro Sam says:

    The writer of the AZR hit piece would find companionship with two members of Pope Francis’ inner circle who also put pen to paper and published a boatload of trash talk about American Catholics.

    From CatholicCulture.org, and written by Phil Lawler in July, 2017, comes this report:

    “With a harsh denunciation of American conservatism, published in the semi-official Jesuit journal Civilta Cattolica, the Vatican has plunged headlong into a partisan debate in a society that it clearly does not understand, potentially alienating (or should I say, further alienating) the Americans most inclined to favor the influence of the Church.”

    “The authors of the essay claim to embrace ecumenism, but they have nothing but disdain for the coalition formed by Catholics and Evangelical Protestants in the United States. They scold American conservatives for seeing world events as a struggle of good against evil, yet they clearly convey the impression that they see American conservativism as an evil influence that must be defeated ‘
    . . .

    “The central thesis of the Civilta Cattolica essay is that American conservatives have developed an ideology, based on fundamentalist Protestant beliefs, that sees the US as morally righteous, with other people as enemies and thus justifies conflict and exploitation. Again and again the authors describe this attitude as “Manichean;” they insist on the need to “fight against” it. They insist on tolerance, but they have no tolerance for this attitude. Nowhere in the essay does one find a suggestion of the attitude, made popular by Pope Francis, that the Church should “accompany” sinners.
    No; the sins of American conservatism are unforgivable.”
    . . .

    “Triumphalist, arrogant and vindictive ethnicism is actually the opposite of Christianity,” the authors tell us. So this is a heresy, then—the “Manichean” references were purposeful—and it must be condemned? The Vatican today lauds Martin Luther for his desire to reform the faith, but denounces Evangelical Protestants for—for what, exactly? The Civilta Cattolica essay speaks—in typically incendiary terms—of an “ecumenism of hate.” But it is not obvious, frankly, who hates whom.”
    . . .

    “The ignorance and intemperance of the Civilta Cattolica essay are doubly troublesome because the authors are so close to Pope Francis. Unfortunately the two authors of this essay really are among the closest advisers to Pope Francis. Father Antonio Spadaro, the editor of Civilta Cattolica, is a regular visitor to the Pope’s office in the St. Martha residence, described by one seasoned Vatican-watcher as the “mouthpiece of Pope Francis.” Marcelo Figueroa, a Presbyterian minister who was friendly with then-Cardinal Bergoglio in Argentina, was hand-picked by the Pontiff to launch a new Argentinean edition of the official Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano. And speaking of official publications, the Spadaro-Figueroa essay appeared in Civilta Cattolica, whose contents are cleared before publication by the Vatican Secretariat of State. It is not unreasonable, then, to assume that this essay reflects the Pope’s own thinking. That is frightening. . . ”

    Meanwhile, back on the ranch:
    The mass that was removed from McBrainiac is allegedly to have measured approx. 5 cm, which translates to 1.9865 inches.
    Pathology should have been completed by now.

  7. Dennis O'Brien says:

    Triple dipper? Pearce earned his benefits!! I’d like to see Diaz work for peanuts at the state legislature as he did for years. The newspaper always advocates against pay increases for our legislators.