LD 30 chair Gary Hirsch: I’m gonna win so I’m resigning

September 29, 2015

The LD 30 saga never ceases to amaze.  Frosty Taylor, editor of Republican Briefs, is the go-to source of the latest information — including the back story — regarding the special meeting called for Monday night in order to recall legislative district chairman Gary Hirsch.

Hirsch is viewed by many of the elected precinct committeemen as a John McCain operative and part of the very senior senator‘s bizarre payback scheme to cleanse the Arizona GOP of conservatives who supported McCain’s censure at the January 2014 state statutory meeting. That vote of censure passed 1,150 to 351.

On Sunday afternoon, in advance of his recall election, Hirsch submitted a letter of resignation to Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC) Chairman Tyler Bowyer. In that letter, Hirsch oddly boasted that he had the votes to save his chairmanship. His exact words state he had “secured the votes to win handily on Monday.”

In view of Hirsch’s resignation, the special meeting was officially cancelled.

Boehner stuns with resignation announcement

September 25, 2015

Conservatives will not be saddened by the news that Speaker of the House John Boehner is stepping down. The 13-term Ohio Republican has been ineffectual in his leadership role.

Most recently, his inability to stop the Iran deal from going through or defund Planned Parenthood has placed the often tearful Ohio congressman at odds with many in the Republican Party.  His unexpected announcement is not a retirement but a resignation.

The New York Times broke the news of the announcement that Boehner is stepping down at the end of October. This comes a day after he was successful in getting the pope to address congress, something he has strived to do for twenty years.

AZ GOP establishment, past and present party on — for the party

September 24, 2015

Portrayed as a reception in support of the AZ GOP, it doesn’t take a clairvoyant to recognize what the Oct. 20, gathering thousands of miles from Arizona at the members only Capitol Hill Club is actually about. At this tony soiree, held in Washington, DC, the local Republican hoi polloi can’t even hope to make the guest list. It’s the esteemed lobbyists and PAC contributors whose presence and checkbook is requested. The rest of us need to stand at the ready to pound campaign signs and go door-to-door in 115° delivering campaign materials and getting the vote out. We also get to stand like sheeple and applaud when those we put in the swank offices along the Potomac enter a room.

Featuring Gov. Doug Ducey and AZ GOP Chairman Robert Graham,  co-hosts include the entire AZ GOP delegation: Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake and AZ U.S. Reps. Trent Franks (CD-8), Paul Gosar (CD-4), Martha McSally (CD-2), Matt Salmon (CD-5), and David Schweikert (CD-6).

There is even an honorary host committee including a host of formers — U.S. Reps. Jim Kolbe, now a lobbyist, John Shadegg, also lobbying and former Sen. Jon Kyl, who currently works for the powerful D.C. lobbyist/law firm Covington & Burling.

There will be a gala closer to home in affluent Paradise Valley, but don‘t count on being invited to that high dollar Oct. 17 event either. It’s in a gated community, specifically intended to keep out the riff and the raff. Besides, chances are good you didn’t rate an invitation. Bet these guys did.

Gov. Scott Walker suspends campaign, raising question

September 21, 2015

Does the GOP electorate actually want an outsider in the White House, making the tough decisions in these uncertain times?

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has terminated his presidential campaign as his poll numbers continued to plummet from an 18%  lead in May.

The accomplished governor who successfully fought out-of-control unions, implemented conservative reforms, slashed Wisconsin’s unemployment rate to 4.6% and became the only governor in American history to survive a 2012 recall election — actually garnering more votes and a higher percentage than in his 2010 election — suspended his campaign today.

Republicans appear to prefer people with no government experience running the government during these precarious times. Dr. Ben Carson, Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina continue to generate enthusiasm and see their numbers surge.

2nd GOP debate tonight at Reagan Library

September 16, 2015

Onstage in the top-tier debate at 5:00 pm (AZ Time) tonight will be 11 candidates: Donald Trump, who remains the leader in presidential polls, followed by Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, John Kasich, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Scott Walker, and Jeb Bush.

Just preceding this crucial debate, establishment-backed Bush, whose polling numbers have steadily plummeted, has released a new campaign ad featuring his Mexican immigrant wife in which he speaks Spanish. A Monmouth University poll released on Monday found that in New Hampshire, Bush has slipped from second place into a tie for fifth with Carly Fiorina at 7%. 

Second tier candidates Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, George Pataki, and Lindsey Graham will debate at 3:00 pm (AZ Time).

Speaking to voter dissatisfaction with the status quo, political outsiders Trump and Carson are leading in recent polling.

Moderators for tonight’s debate, hosted by and aired on CNN, are Jake Tapper, Dana Bash and Hugh Hewitt.

Ann Coulter introduces Donald Trump in Iowa

August 26, 2015

“God hasn’t given up on America yet”

Watch this video and listen to a healthy dose of truth and reality as Ann Coulter speaks of the “policies of speech nazis.”

More from Iowa. Donald Trump v. Jorge Ramos: Trump wins!

Univision’s Jorge Ramos, an ethnic activist, is not a journalist —  as he purports to be. Watch Donald Trump’s able handling of this intentionally rude and provocative, pro-illegal bully.

Crowded GOP field pared down to10 participants

August 5, 2015

Debate forum should be revealing as well as entertaining

The top 10 candidates — based on recent national polls — include Businessman Donald Trump, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

Not making the cut for participation in the first forum — ranking 2 percent or less in the polls — are technology CEO Carly Fiorina, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, former New York Gov. George Pataki and most recent entrant former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore.

The two-hour event will be carried live on Fox News, Thursday, Aug. 6, at 6 p.m. (Arizona time). Three of the network’s hosts — Bret Baier, Megyn Kelly and Chris Wallace — will moderate the debate.


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