Haven’t we been down this Phoenix street before?

June 20, 2020

Destruction and renaming: Hallmarks of the left

America’s historic monuments are being toppled by the suddenly aggrieved. The calculatingly offended not only find Civil War memorials offensive, but also 1492 New World explorer Christopher Columbus and America’s first president, George Washington.

Washington was recently vandalized and brought down in Portland, Oregon along with a burning American flag and spray painted words “genocidal colonist.” The latest manipulative neutering is that certain street names, now considered offensive, have to go.

Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, a Democrat, profits from those she refers to as “the community,” being in a froth. If they don’t know they’re offended, she’ll gladly inform them. Ginning up perpetual aggrievement is the latest trend in garnering votes, as incongruously wearing victimization in the land of the free has replaced pride in citizenship.

The latest gambit is to replace the names of Squaw Peak Drive and Robert E. Lee Street. Thanks to a policy change rammed through in 2017 by then-Mayor, now Congressman Greg Stanton (CD-9). The Democrat  did so despite objections of property owners, who preferred the historic name and opposed being forced to update the address listed on their driver’s licenses, legal documents, passports, bank accounts, connected to all credit cards and bills, including mortgages and utilities.

Stanton was following in the footsteps of then-Gov. Janet Napolitano, another Democrat, who in 2008 forced through the renaming of landmark Squaw Peak, a popular mid-Phoenix mountain known for its hiking trails. Bypassing the normal process she ramrodded the name Piestewa Peak, commemorating Lori Piestewa the as the first American Indian woman to die in combat in 2003 while serving in the armed forces in Iraq. Her actual heritage was half Hopi and half Mexican, which is stifled as less compelling.

Democrats are on a mission to effect change regardless of the merit or consequences. Disgracefully lacking in knowledge of American history it wouldn’t be surprising if the next monument they demolish is President Andrew Jackson, a Southerner who instituted policies that resulted in the forced migration of Native Americans. He also founded the Democrat Party.


John McCain outed as actual Russian colluder

June 16, 2020

It’s been nearly two years since John McCain was laid to rest following three funerals. Though he and his surrogates created and burnished the glowing legacy he desired, Arizonans who were paying attention were all too aware of his decades of deception. In 2014, GOP elected state committeemen voted overwhelmingly to censure McCain.

A devious man, McCain obtained political prominence through his good fortune to have been born into a family where his father and grandfather were U.S. Naval Admirals, enabling him to be granted admission to the U.S. Naval Academy, where he graduated near the bottom of his class. An inattentive pilot, he crashed three jets. His recklessness was responsible for the deadly fire aboard the USS Forrestal. Following his return to his family after his capture during the Vietnam War, he abandoned them to marry beer heiress Cindy Hensley, nearly 20 years his junior.

His well-connected new father-in-law shepherded McCain into politics in Arizona. It was in the U.S. Senate, running as a Republican but colluding with Democrats, and repeatedly advocating on behalf of illegal immigration, that he stuck a shiv through the ribs of the American people with his last official act (stunning 19 sec. video) as he voted with the Democrats against the “skinny repeal” of Obamacare.

Extremely jealous and known for his raging temper, even publicly aimed at his wife, vindictive McCain never recovered from the fact that non-politician Donald Trump easily won the presidency, which eluded him in 2000 and 2008. So jealous was he of conservative businessman Trump that he announced neither he nor his family would vote for the eventual president in 2016. Vengeful McCain tried to taint Trump by claiming he had Russian ties though he knew that to be false as he maliciously hand-carried a fictitious “dossier,” paid for by the DNC to then-FBI Director James Comey.

McCain cultivated and maintained longstanding ties to Socialist billionaire George Soros, and generous funder, who holds sovereign borders in contempt and influenced McCain’s open borders stance.

It is with this memory-jogging background, we urge our readers to read,Something From John McCain’s Past Just Came Back to Haunt Barack Obama,” which SRAZ would have titled, “McCain outed as the actual Russian colluder.”


Black AZ legislator speaking truth about Floyd faces condemnation

June 7, 2020

As leftist groups have elevated George Floyd to sainthood status since his suffocation death by a Minneapolis police officer who held a knee to his neck, it has become unacceptable to speak the truth about this less than sterling man. No one debates the fact that his death in the street captured on video was horrific. The officer who committed the act is facing Second Degree murder charges and three others are also in jail.  All have been fired.

Though he did not deserve to die in the manner he did, Floyd was far from a paragon of virtue. Due to the fact that he was black and killed by a white police officer, proportionality has been lost and violent national riots ensued. That the police were initially called based on the allegation that Floyd attempted to pass a counterfeit bill in a store has faded into oblivion, as has the fact that his autopsy revealed illicit drugs in his system and he has a documented criminal past, as the New York Post reports. But like John McCain, Floyd has been eulogized at funerals in three different states, which is apparently a new norm.

State Rep. Walter Blackman, (LD-6) a self-identified Constitutional Conservative with an outstanding military background is the first black Republican elected in the state of Arizona, making him not only an anomaly, but also suspect.  Appearing on KFYI 550 AM radio talk show, The Conservative Circus,” hosted by James T. Harris, Blackman boldly denounced the Black Lives Matter organization, saying it had been infiltrated by Antifa hoodlums, emphatically adding “I do not support George Floyd and I refuse to see him as a martyr. But I hope his family receives justice.”

 He described Black Lives Matter as an “ideology that goes against the very concepts and precepts of our principles in the United States.”

“They started out one way, and they were about helping the community and pulling themselves up,” he said. “Today, they have splinter organizations that have moved away from the original message that have been infiltrated by antifa … and the message is not the same as it was.”

In response to Rep. Blackman’s honesty, the far-left ACLU led the chorus against him, preposterously saying it would “not affiliate with someone who does not share our values of uplifting marginalized communities and rooting out racism.”

The much more pertinent fact is that Rep. Walter Blackman shares the values of the constituents he so ably represents. Race has nothing to do with it. 


Fake news takes a sentimental journey

May 24, 2020

President Trump often cites valid reasons to refer to the media as fake. It has grotesquely mischaracterized him since the previously non–political businessman first entered the political arena — formally announcing his candidacy on June 16, 2015, with a campaign rally and speech at Trump Tower in New York City.

Rallies launched him with Americans as nothing else could. His initial Phoenix one held July 14, 2015, energized Arizonans much to the dismay of the radically left Arizona Republic, which later endorsed scandal-plagued Hillary. Trump filled large venues in both Las Vegas and Phoenix on that same day, with lines snaking around downtown blocks in the scorching heat to gain access to the Phoenix Convention Center, where he was met with rousing cheers, which continued to punctuate his speech. Trump was joined on stage by crowd pleasing Sheriff Joe Arpaio, further inflaming the editorialists. The terrified newspaper, sensing the coming conservative revolution, coarsely dismissed the ticket carrying crowd of 5,000 as a “preposterous guesstimate” of “angry white people,”  “ripe for demagoguery.” Trump’s message was mocked as “obnoxious caterwauling.”

Despite the fake news’ continuing attempts to marginalize him, Donald Trump not only won, but swept the country. Under his guidance as president, we have enjoyed the strongest economy and historically lowest unemployment, until the Wuhan Coronavirus global pandemic turned the worldwide financial system on its head. He has successfully nominated two conservative justices to the U.S. Supreme Court and filled numerous vacancies on the federal district courts, returning sanity to the judicial system. For his efforts, congressional leftists impeached him, though he was not removed from office, since the senate maintains a GOP majority, albeit slim.

The local newspaper despises our very effective president and is intent on diminishing him. Instead it’s the Arizona Republic that is on life support.

It was interesting, then, that the far-left newspaper recently took a pathetically wistful walk down Memory Lane as its front page was filled with previous Page One headlines nostalgically commemorating its glory days when it was widely read, beginning with its inception as the Arizona Republican,130 years ago. The Viewpoints section was topped with an oversized photo of Eugene and Nina Pulliam, the newspaper’s longtime conservative owners and publishers before it repulsively transmogrified into a radical rag following their deaths. What is preposterous is under their photo is this deceitful headline:

“In 1946, The Republic promised to do good — that vow remains.”

“Doing good” does not entail lying about conservatives and continually promoting political extremists.

Hemorrhaging subscriptions, the desperate, fetidly partisan newspaper is now offering $1 a week special offers, and even at that giveaway price, there are few takers. Venom still oozes from its pages. Today’s edition runs this suicidal topper to a column:

“Why doesn’t McSally love communists; Trump does.”


AZ Republic mischaracterizes Dem Mark Kelly’s Chi-Com dealings

May 18, 2020

On Friday SRAZ posted,AZ Senate wannabe Mark Kelly’s Chinese Communist ties exposed, Democrat Kelly’s recently revealed nefarious connections make him an unacceptable senate candidate.”

RealClearPolitics and Breitbart News each zoned in on the nefarious treachery of AZ Senate Democrat candidate Mark Kelly. He’s better known for what he cagily omits than what he says. His campaign ads never use the word “Democrat” nor do they mention his anti-Second Amendment PACs or his close association with Socialist multi-billionaire/financier George Soros, a one-worlder who disdains national borders.

Kelly, along with wife, former U.S. Rep. Giffords, operates two major gun control groups,* Giffords PAC which between its hybrid PAC and 501(c)(4) nonprofit Giffords, spent nearly $7 million to aid Democrat congressional candidates in 2018. Watch for those restrictive efforts to intensify.

In February we noted that the anorexic, Hillary-endorsing and demonstrably failing Arizona Republic newspaper declared its new policy to omit political endorsements. We wrote, “Political endorsements go by the wayside? Hardly. Republicans are routinely mischaracterized within the newspaper’s pages. No endorsement list is needed.”

And sure enough, buried on page 19 in the Sunday edition is this duplicitous headline: “Republicans criticize Kelly over subsidies: Candidate also knocked for ties to Chinese firm.” The intentionally misleading article covers three-quarters of a page.

The banner headline singles out “Republicans” as though they are Kelly’s only critics — ignoring the fact that all citizens have a right to know which politicians are colluding with America’s secretive, brutally repressive and deceitful Communist enemy. The regime withheld vital information about the magnitude of the Coronavirus pandemic in order to hoard medical supplies. The deadly virus originated in China’s filthywet markets,” where bats and monkeys were slaughtered for food.

* PAC Information: Center for Responsive Politics.


Preposterous braggadocio from Pinocchio McCarthy

May 16, 2020

Ignoring the fact that Arizona’s incumbent Republican U.S. Senator, Martha McSally, a former two-term member of congress — who has the unequivocal support of Pres. Donald Trump —  is running for reelection, unqualified candidate Daniel McCarthy claims he can’t wait to get beyond the primary so he can debate Mark Kelly on his China connections.

McCarthy’s own company is run out of China, which he told the Channel 12 Sunday Square Off interviewer was “Irrelevant.” He actually claimed, “My business has nothing to do with me running for the Senate.”

Decades ago Walt Disney Studios produced the Pinocchio fantasy starring a wooden puppet whose nose grew with each lie he told. The production featured the song, “When You Wish Upon a Star.” Daniel McCarthy should incorporate it as his campaign theme.

McCarthy, who campaigns under the boastful handle, “Demand Daniel,” obviously wishes to be competitive in this race but falls far short. The Federal Election Commission shows him with a paltry $11,797.95 cash on hand, still on the books from his initial self-funding infusion of $236,592.42 and a few scant donations.  Lacking televised ads and common sense, he shelled out a bundle for his campaign bus featuring full color wrap-around images of himself.

SRAZ has written about McCarthy numerous times. These are a few columns:

Sept. 24, 2019: Facts expose Daniel McCarthy’s distortions of Sen. Martha McSally

Sept. 13, 2019: Daniel McCarthy: Exodus’ golden calf revisited

 Aug. 30, 2018: Daniel McCarthy’s challenge to Sen. McSally fulfills Kelly’s dream


AZ Senate wannabe Mark Kelly’s Chinese Communist ties exposed

May 15, 2020

Democrat Kelly’s recently revealed nefarious connections make him an unacceptable senate candidate

Mark Kelly, a candidate for U.S. Senate from Arizona has been exposed as far more sinister than we already knew. His anti-Second Amendment stance is notorious, though he hypocritically exempts himself. As he campaigns, he’s taken a page from Kyrsten Sinema’s deceptive playbook, never mentioning his political party, and portraying himself as just wanting to get things done for Arizonans regardless of their affiliation. Don’t believe it.

Kelly has hidden his connection to Socialist, open borders billionaire and mega-funder George Soros, along with his own gun control money stream groupGiffords PAC,he and his wife, Gabby Giffords, founded — specifically intended to elect Democrat Second Amendment restrictionists to national public office.

Of paramount importance is the duplicitous Mark Kelly’s close ties to Chinese tech giant Tencent, which he tenaciously conceals. The company funneled $millions into a commercial space exploration company he co-founded.

Real Clear Politics reports In the fall of 2014, the CEO of Kelly’s World View Enterprises, announced during a visit to Beijing that Tencent had invested an undisclosed sum of money in the Tucson-based space travel venture. In April 2016, as part of a subsequent, $15 million investment round, World View announced that it had received more funds from Tencent, along with three other venture capital firms.

 Tencent was already under intense U.S. scrutiny before the COVID-19 world crisis. In addition to surveillance suspicions, Tencent also sparked a U.S. backlash for suspending its streaming of National Basketball Association games after the Houston Rockets’ general manager praised Hong Kong democracy protests last fall.

Now it’s radioactive. A recent University of Toronto study found that WeChat has been censoring keywords relating to the COVID-19 outbreak since at least Jan. 1. Several prominent lawmakers in recent weeks have deemed Tencent an arm of the Chinese Communist Party and a threat to U.S. national security. Republican Sens. Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley in late April introduced a bill aimed at preventing Chinese espionage by prohibiting U.S. federal employees from conducting official business over platforms run by Tencent, Huawei, ZTE and other Chinese companies and barring U.S. tax dollars from being used for any international contracts with those firms.

These are vital issues which radical leftist Mark Kelly will never address. The Arizona Republic, hoping for two U.S. Senate Democrats from Arizona can be counted on to remain silent. In today’s edition resident radical columnist EJ Montini, salivating at the thought of bald, gun-grabbing extremist Kelly in the senate, foolishly headlines his article, “McSally more beholden to McConnell than AZ?” — conveniently ignoring the fact that Dem Mark Kelly is in the Chi Com’s pocket.

Arizona’s election is now elevated to national prominence. Republican incumbent Sen. Martha McSally has won the unequivocal endorsement of President Trump, who had her on stage with him at his massive February Phoenix rally. He knows all too well the importance of keeping the U.S. Senate with a GOP majority.


AZ GOP delegates elect Nat’l Committeeman & woman

May 9, 2020

After a wearying day and evening-long intra-party online “virtual” meeting to elect Arizona’s Republican National Committeeman and Committeewoman the numbers are in.

The good news is current National Committeewoman Lori Klein Corbin, who is doing an exemplary job, was easily reelected.

Arizona’s National Committeeman Bruce Ash stepped down after a 12-year tenure, creating a rush to fill the vacancy by a long list of would-be successors. Robert Graham, a former state chairman who earned the distrust of many during his term, was trounced, despite his slick campaign. The winner was former Maricopa County Chairman, Tyler Bowyer, who clearly attempted to influence the vote by sending hard copies of “Triggered,” a book written by Donald Trump, Jr., to every voting delegate. The packages, arriving at front doors days before the election, misleadingly implied Bowyer had the Trump family’s endorsement. The book’s inside dust jacket flap notes a retail price of $30. Even if the bulk rate purchase price was less, mailing costs are steep. The unsavory tactic should keep us all alert to Tyler Bowyer.

 

 


Reacting to outcry, AZ Gov. Ducey OKs partial reopenings

May 5, 2020

Ducey will also be on hand to greet President Trump today

Bowing to pressure, Gov. Doug Ducey has issued an Executive Order allowing salons and barber shops to resume appointment-based services this Friday, May 8. Restaurants and coffee shops will be able to resume dine-in services with physical distancing measures on Monday, May 11.

This is the official “Whereas” laden document, complete with an embossed gold state seal, official signature and attested to by the illegible signature of the AZ Secretary of State.

Massive rallies by citizens who desperately want to get back to work, and were armed with petitions demanding his recall, obviously pushed Doug Ducey’s sensible buttons.

Gov. Ducey, keenly aware of the need to placate Arizona conservatives, will be on hand to welcome President Trump today. We should not forget, however, that along with McCain and Flake, Ducey intentionally boycotted Donald Trump‘s initial Phoenix Convention Center campaign rally in July 2015. So many supporters requested tickets, the venue had to be moved three times to accommodate the enormous crowd, though many still had to be turned away due to fire code restrictions.

Pres. Trump will be in Phoenix touring a Honeywell facility producing protective face masks. Sen. Martha McSally is accompanying the president to Arizona on Air Force One. U.S. Reps. Debbie Lesko (CD-8) and Paul Gosar (CD-4) are also flying from D.C. to Phoenix with President Trump.


Vicious high $$ ads roll out as Dems target AZ Sen. Martha McSally

May 3, 2020

Democrats, propelled by their visceral Trump loathing, are spending big, attempting to turn Arizona blue

Intentionally distorted hit pieces opposing Senator Martha McSally have become a staple, even showing up on Fox News with regularity. The obvious target audience are Arizona conservative viewers. The tagline following the ads identifies them as paid for by Majority Forward PAC.

Searching through dozens of documents going back to October 2016, the name J. B. Poersch kept popping up as the person completing the Federal Election Commission forms, detailing expenditures made and contributions received. Not surprisingly, it uses a Washington, D.C. address, that just happens to be the law offices of Perkins Coie, which has a significant lobbying presence and an affinity for leftist clients including illegal invaders and their allies. Paul Eckstein is a partner in the Phoenix office. If his name sounds vaguely familiar, the Democrat partisan was a lead lawyer in the 1988 impeachment trial of Republican Arizona Gov. Evan Mecham.  The wheels on that sham began grinding within short order after Mecham was elected. Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer were not new to the game of overturning elections that didn’t suit them as Arizonans witnessed nearly 35 years ago.

Roll Call exposes J. B. Poersch, a porcine-faced guy with an aversion to a daily shave, who is the president of Senate Majority PAC, a major spender committed to flipping Republican held senate seats. Arizona is among the targeted states. The Intercept, described in this Politico article as a “left-leaning online news outlet and progressive attack dog,” does a surprisingly decent job exposing the PAC. Its report is titled,A crop of dark money groups is backing Democrat efforts to retake the senate.” The article focuses on several targeted states. This is what it had to say about Arizona:

Advancing Arizona launched in April and has spent at least $1.8 million on ads in the state targeting Republican Sen. Martha McSally and her vote to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act. The group, which also goes by Honest Arizona, is run by James Oman, a former businessman who maintains a low profile; Steve Gomez, an activist in the state; and one-term Democrat Rep. and former state party chair Sam Coppersmith, now practicing real estate law at an Arizona firm. Coppersmith also belongs to Issue One’s ReFormers Caucus, a  coalition of former officials advocating for “solutions to fix our broken political system.” Gomez appeared in a 2018 Majority Forward ad criticizing McSally on health care. One of its board members is also on staff at Forward Majority Action, a federal PAC launched by Democrats in 2017 to focus on regaining power in state legislative races.

We urge you to read these important articles. You’ve got time during the Coronavirus quarantine.

These well-financed, unified, extreme leftists are playing hardball. Their thrust to is capture the U.S. Senate, hobble and ultimately oust President Trump. Impeachment will move forward if Democrats control the senate and conservative judicial nominees will be permanently stalled.

The upcoming election is the most important in memory. No Republican can afford to sit on the sidelines. The stakes have never been higher.