May 17, 2016: AZ Special Election results — updated automatically

May 17, 2016

Are Amendments to Arizona’s Constitution necessary?

Prop 123 The bogus free $3.5 billion giveaway “for the children” opposed by the current state treasurer, Jeff DeWit and three former state treasurers.

Prop. 124 an Amendment intended to reform the Public Safety retirement benefits.

Click HERE  for the continually updating election results —  courtesy of the AZ Secretary of State’s Office.

BREAKING: McCain’s fumbles take center stage at AZ Prez convention

April 30, 2016

A score of anti-John McCain activists distributed hundreds of “McCain Fumbles,” five-inch pressure relief foam footballs at the Arizona Republican Presidential Preference Convention held at the Mesa Convention Center Saturday morning.

The four panels imprinted on the footballs enumerated long-held complaints conservatives have against John McCain. The messages urge voters not to renew McCain’s contract and to make him a free agent.

Word has it that AZ GOP chairman Robert Graham was not pleased with the footballs. Some railbirds were overheard opining the footballs were payback for Graham’s tyrannical behavior at the state GOP January 2015 meeting and Graham’s siding with the Republican establishment against conservative elected precinct committeemen during his terms as state GOP chair.

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Vote NO on deceptive Prop. 123

April 18, 2016

Special Election May 17, 2016 — Early balloting begins April 20

Proposition 123 is being heralded as Arizona’s education panacea, providing school funding without raising taxes. If you believe in the tooth fairy, this will be right up your alley. Ballots are being mailed this week. We all have busy lives, but it’s imperative we get up to speed on the ramifications of this proposition.

Ask yourself why current state treasurer Jeff DeWit and previous treasurers Carol Springer and Dean Martin oppose amending the Arizona Constitution, raiding our state’s Permanent Land Trust Endowment and guaranteeing tax increases, including raising your property taxes without adequately addressing our state’s school funding problems. As Arizona’s Chief Banker and Investment Officer, Treasurer DeWit oversees more than $13 Billion in state assets and serves as an investment manager for local governments. His extensive background in finance makes him a credible source on this issue.

The Arizona Secretary of State’s Office provides arguments filed for and against Proposition 123. Since we strongly oppose the measure, we are providing the No on Prop. 123 opinions. Read them over carefully.

This brief video explains the better answer to school funding for Arizona‘s students   Protect the future of Arizona’s K-12 education system. More information is available here.

7 reasons to vote NO on Prop. 123

Prop 123 in a nutshell.

What got us here?

A different path to take.

Knowledge is power. Vote wisely. Our children and their futures are too important for this quick, but deceptive, fix.

Arizona’s K-12 education system is underfunded, but Proposition 123 will make sure it stays that way for the next generation. No one would argue that Arizona’s schools have enough money.  We all know that Arizona students deserve better, but Proposition 123 doesn’t solve the problem.  It doesn’t bring any revenue that is not currently owed to our schools, it spends future money today, while constitutionally limiting spending for future students.

Unbiased press? Not at the AZ Republic

April 17, 2016


Uber liberal editorial writer Linda Valdez, given two pages to celebrate her “love story” of  marrying an illegal alien who stealthily crept into the United States, writes, “Why GOP isn’t fit to govern.” The Republican crime?  Rejecting a hearing for Obama’s pick for the U.S. Supreme Court in his last months in office.

Valdez’ biased selective memory ignores the fact that in January 2006, then-Sen. Barack Obama advocated filibustering (video) President George W. Bush’s choice of Samuel Alito to the high court in the same set of circumstances.

“How many kids are Republicans adopting?” was the absurd headline of editorial columnist Elvia Diaz’ incoherent rambling advocating for same-sex couples to adopt.  Diaz managed to squeeze the word Republican three times in a four sentence Quick Hit.

The left leaning newspaper, using the label “unfair” in a recent headline on the topic — in reference to the adults not the children — honed it’s skills under the  tutelage of “openly homo-journo” Randy Lovely who made the celebration of homosexuality a focal point of his tenure at the Arizona Republic. Lovely recently moved within the Gannett operation to VP of community news at USA Today.

Valdez and Diaz are not alone in their visceral loathing of Republicans. GOP hatred is a mainstay of the editorial board and columnists E.J. Montini, Laurie Roberts and cartoonist Steve Benson

The few remaining readers (Pew Research Center) of this hate-filled fish wrap should consider that their subscriptions keep this garbage flowing.  Cancel. It’s liberating and a guaranteed money saver.

AZ GOP chair Robert Graham’s trickery exposed & UPDATE

April 15, 2016

More not-so-funny-business at AZ GOP  as anti-Graham resolution is derailed 

From Frosty Taylor’s Republican Briefs:

Former Maricopa County Republican Committee Chairman AJ LaFaro has written to AZGOP Executive Director Avinash Iragavarapu requesting an explanation for reports that the AZGOP call letter for the April 30 convention will not include a resolution calling for Chairman Robert Graham’s resignation that LaFaro had re-submitted as directed by AZGOP officials. 

LaFaro writes: “…I must say, the continued lack of ethics and integrity within the AZGOP State Party and Staff never ceases to amaze me. The resolution I originally submitted on March 14th and was instructed by Tim Sifert to resubmit after being elected a state convention delegate is attached.”  LaFaro  resubmitted the resolution to  AZGOP officials on April 6, the day after he was elected a state delegate by LD18 PCs. LaFaro is a LD18 Precinct Committeeman, State Committeeman and State Convention Delegate.

AZGOP State Convention Delegates’ Resolution Demanding Chairman Robert Graham Resign

We, the 2016 State Convention Delegates of the Arizona Republican Party (AZGOP) are obligated to hold all of our leaders accountable for their actions. Only in times of great crisis or betrayal is it necessary to publicly censure our leaders. Today we are faced with both in as much Robert Graham is by far one of the worst Party Chairman the AZGOP has ever endured. So with conviction we rise and declare:

WHEREAS, Chairman Robert Graham

  • has continued to violate the Arizona Revised Statutes, the Bylaws of the Arizona

Republican Party, the bylaws of several of the County and Legislative District Republican

Committees, and the latest Edition of Robert’s Rules of Order; and

  • has repeatedly disregarded and disrespected the will of an overwhelming majority of

the AZGOP State and Precinct Committeemen; and

  • has conducted dictatorial actions that have been calculated and an insidious conspiracy

– including but not limited to the unconstitutional 2016 State Convention poll tax – for his personal benefit, the benefit of his cronies and the Republican establishment cabal.

BE IT RESOLVED that Robert Graham’s constant intimidation, bullying, overreach and unilateral policies will no longer be tolerated;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED the AZGOP State Convention Delegates censure Robert Graham for his continued disservice to our Party, State and Nation;

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED the AZGOP State Convention Delegates have lost confidence in Robert Graham, will no longer support him or his actions and demand his immediate resignation.


It’s time for the AZGOP to be of the people, for the people and by the people. Not for Robert Graham’s personal benefit, the benefit of his cronies and the Republican establishment cabal.

That means it’s time for AZGOP Chair Robert Graham to go. Please join the statewide movement in demanding Robert Graham’s resignation by signing THIS PETITION

Are we to stand by and remain silent letting Robert Graham’s and the AZGOP’s abuses continue or take a stand and say enough is enough!

A. J. LaFaro
LD18 Precinct Committeeman, State Committeeman, State Convention Delegate
National Director, Arizona Republican Assembly (AzRA)
Immediate Past Chairman, Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC)

McCain back in campaign mode: tacks right

April 14, 2016

Just like clockwork — every six years — perpetual candidate Señor Juan McAmnesty, who will be 80 by Election Day,  swerves into campaign mode, talking tough on the border.

Now he’s not merely trying to sound conservative, he’s admitting he’s in “the race of his lifetime,” as he refers to his 2016 campaign in his most recent email soliciting funds.

“Right now,” McCain whines as he ignores his conservative Primary opponent and leaps directly to the General Election, “my opponent, Ann Kirkpatrick, is in California, hobnobbing with big money, left-wing Hollywood donors as part of a closed-door conference put on by liberal fundraising network Democracy Alliance.” Then in the mother of all ironies he says,“ You see, Congresswoman Kirkpatrick has a habit of putting her liberal crony friends ahead of Arizona.”

That’s exactly what billionaire socialist George Soros’s pal John McCain has done throughout his decades-long political career. If he wasn’t colluding with Ted  Kennedy, Russ Feingold or Hillary Clinton, he and his doppelganger Jeff Flake, busied themselves putting together the infamous amnesty promoting, La Raza-championed,  Gang of Eight, with far left Democrat  Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Dick Durban (D-IL), Robert Melendez (D-NJ), and Michael Bennet (D-CO). Arizonans McCain and Flake were joined by fellow amnesty-bent RINOs Marco Rubio (R-FL),and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) in the so-called “bi-partisan” scheme.

The Daily Caller reported John McCain and Jeff Flake have the distinction of being neck-in-neck for the least popular U.S. Senator prize. Few Arizonans were surprised by the revelation.

We should never forget this is who they actually are — most comfortable with the most liberal of Washington insiders and laughingly backing their issues. Here it was amnesty:


Arizona: The epicenter of 2016 GOP delegate upheaval

April 4, 2016

This morning’s Drudge Report leads with a Washington Examiner article: “Cruz snaring Trump’s Arizona delegates.”

Drudge was less subdued, opting for the banner headline, “Hell’s Dels Cruz Moves To Snatch Trump AZ.”

 We urge you to read the article. Knowledge is power.


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