AZ Gov. Ducey sounding like senate McCandidate

This tough on the border news release from the office of Gov. Doug Ducey sounds suspiciously similar to a campaign ad.  Ducey touts his Border Strike Force successes, which he says focus on identifying and dismantling border-related criminal activity through collaboration with local, state, tribal, federal, and Mexican authorities.

Ducey is a longtime McCain ally, whose first job when he arrived in Arizona to attend ASU was working for Cindy Hensley McCain’s Hensley & Co., one of the nation’s largest Anheuser-Busch beer distributors. 

John McCain, 81, suffering from a deadly form of brain cancer has not returned to DC since his vote with the Democrats against repealing portions of Obamacare. His senate office no longer provides health updates, but sends out tweets under his name.

It’s no surprise that Ducey is suddenly a hardliner. He brings back memories of committed amnesty promoter John McCain strolling the border and farcically demanding the “dang fence” be built.  Former U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl, who along with McCain, vigorously pushed “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” a fancy phrase for amnesty, also posed on the border with a bevy of Arizona sheriffs, calling for border security —  until the votes were counted and he reverted to his previous open borders stance. Jeff Flake, a liberal Gang of 8 amnesty McCain colluder, threw the local newspaper into a tizzy when he momentarily became a hawk in a pre-election pretense. Each of the names linked in this paragraph expose the phoniness of the senators.

Emulating his mentors, Ducey refers to this line in his 2018 State of the State address:

“We made a decision: If Washington, D.C. wasn’t going to secure our border, Arizona would. [The Border Strike Force] is without a doubt making Arizona – and America – a safer place, and it’s worthy of our continued investment.”

In his news release, Ducey itemizes the “notable successes” including, “Operation Sidewinder II & III, operations that led to the seizure of 5,084 pounds of marijuana and 52 felony arrests, and Operation Organ Grinder, which resulted in the seizure of 4,038 pounds of marijuana and 73 felony arrests.” He lists additional Border Strike Force seizures through Jan. 2018, noting that the operations resulted in over 2,480 arrests, including 53,156 pounds of marijuana; 7,843 prescription drug pills/capsules; 12.4 million hits of heroin; 35 pounds of fentanyl; 258 firearms; 167,900 rounds of ammunition; And $10,000,000 in currency.

Ducey boasts “that due to its success, his fiscal year 2019 Executive Budget includes $2.9 million to expand Border Strike Force operations in response to shifting cartel behavior. The new funding aims to establish 24-hours-a-day, seven days-a week coverage in the critical areas of Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz, and Yuma counties.”

It was not by happenstance  those eight southern Arizona counties bearing the initial brunt of illegal immigration were selected. They have a significant number of voters that would be coveted by a senatorial candidate.


11 Responses to AZ Gov. Ducey sounding like senate McCandidate

  1. Realist says:

    I trust Doug Ducey as much as I trust Señor Juan McAmnesty and his fellow George Soros funded open border cohorts. They talk a good game until the rubber meets the road and then they revert to their actual position, which is detrimental to American security on every level, besides costing American taxpayers an estimated $135 billion each year.

  2. East Valley Conservative says:

    Ducey is a political opportunist. SRAZ is right on target with its well substantiated suspicions.

    • Attila The Hunny says:

      This reminds me of Wendell Anderson. Don’t know that name? Anderson was a former governor of Minnesota, who resigned his gubernatorial post in order to be appointed to the U.S. Senate after Sen. Walter Mondale was on the Democrat ticket as Vice President when Jimmy Carter was was elected President. Anderson served in the Senate from December 30, 1976, to December 29, 1978, when he lost the election.

  3. Braveheart says:

    If the governor fills a senate vacancy who appoints a sitting governor? Is there a precedent?

    • Hometown Guy says:

      This should give us all heartburn. If, through whatever the process tuns out to be, Ducey becomes the interim senator, the incompetent Michele Reagan, currently Secretary of State, ascends to the governor’s office through our line of succession.

  4. Saguaro Sam says:

    Didn’t Ducey have another name before he came to AZ?
    Kind of like Mayor Bill deBlasio in NYC? (Yeah, he had a Very German-sounding name, so adopted a name sounding more Italian)
    Ducey now concerned about the Border? Where U bin, dudley?
    Kind of like Jan Brewer and her words that meant nothing.

    Here’s a Rich Guy in CA, who owns a wealth management firm,
    calling out the dogs to go after Trump during the President’s visit Mon-Tues.
    Gee, this sounds like a threat.
    And this guy, Mr. RossGerber, seems to be activating illegals by adding
    “#Latinos” to his tweet.
    How would you like to have this unhinged guy managing Your $$?

    Almost 100% of tweets sent out by Drudge Report are being censored by Twitter as “containing sensitive content,”yet the mentally deranged haters of US go merrily about their business.

    Please pray for God to defeat the works of satan and his minions.

    • Frankly Speaking says:

      Nothing nefarious, Sam. There’s plenty to be concerned about with Ducey, but his adoptive name isn’t one of them  This is from Wikipedia:

      Doug Ducey was born Douglas Anthony Roscoe Jr. in Toledo, Ohio, where he was raised.] He is the son of Madeline Scott and Douglas Roscoe, Sr., a former member of the Toledo Police Department.

      His parents divorced, and, in 1975, his mother married businessman Michael Ducey, to whom she remained married until 1981.] Michael Ducey adopted Douglas and his siblings in 1976, and Douglas’s last name was legally changed to his adoptive father’s.

      During his 2014 campaign for governor, press accounts revealed that some of Ducey’s relatives in Toledo, the Scotts, anglicized their name from Scotti and were involved in organized crime in Ohio. Ducey’s great-grandfather, Dominic Scott, immigrated from Naples in 1905 and settled in Ohio. These press accounts contained no indication that Ducey was ever affiliated with these family members or involved with any of their activities.

    • PV PC says:

      The only name you need to remember is McDucey. He has a long and deep connection to John and Cindy McCain. Beginning and end of the story.

  5. Saguaro Sam says:

    When you see all these people fleeing the State of Washington, relocating to AZ, maybe this is one of the reasons:

    “surrogates” having babies and able to sell them to the highest bidder in a bill passed recently.

  6. Gary DARBY says:

    Is this the same Governor Ducey that campaigned on making Arizona a tax free state by the end of his first term?

  7. Jake sez says:

    Sure seems to put some meat behind the rumors that have been going around the state that Ducey is going to appoint himself as the next senator.

    The establishment strikes again.

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