AZ Republic applauds voting for plumbing over competence

November 18, 2018

The front page of Sunday’s edition of the local newspaper is topped with a large photo of select past and current women elected to statewide office in Arizona. Centered among them and more prominent than the others in bold color — not muted or in the gray tones used for some, is Kyrsten Sinema their latest heroine, in a bared-shouldered dress. Sinema is the far left, newly elected U.S. Senator, the first woman in that role in the history of Arizona. 

Arizona has been in the forefront of electing women for decades. Countless women have served in the state legislature, including Polly Rosenbaum, a Democrat from Gila County, who was in the House of Representatives for 46 years (prior to term limits), until age 95, when she lost due to redistricting.  Republican Barry Goldwater lamented her defeat. She was still taking the stairs rather than using the elevator.

We’ve had had a long list of female Arizona governors, including Rose Mofford, Jane Hull, Janet Napolitano, and Jan Brewer. Five women have held the office of Secretary of State, next in line of succession to the governor. The courts are filled with female judges. Arizona’s Supreme Court has been populated with women, including several who have been Chief Justice.

Lorna Lockwood is notable for being the first woman in the nation to become Chief Justice of a state Supreme Court. Lockwood — she was born in 1903 in the Arizona territory, passed the bar in 1925 and was a state legislator and Superior Court Judge before ascending to the Arizona Supreme Court — paving the nearly identical career path Sandra O’Connor eventually took to the U.S. Supreme Court as the first female justice. SRAZ covered this history in 2012 complete with a photo of Justice Lockwood.

Arizona didn’t just fall off a repressive election train. In fact, back in 1944 Jewel Jordan was elected Maricopa County Sheriff. The state treasurer’s office was led by Carol Springer, elected in 1999. It is currently held by Eileen Klein and soon will be under the able leadership of former state senator, Kimberly Yee.

Karan English, Gabrielle Giffords, Ann Kirkpatrick, Martha McSally, Debbie Lesko and Sinema have all been elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Yet despite the fact that Arizona women have held elected leadership roles for decades, the Arizona Republic treats the election of Kyrsten Sinema — clearly not the one to brag about (links to a series of revealing posts) —  as though electing women is an anomaly.

Elections should be based on ability, not on plumbing. Once again, the Arizona Republic reveals its foolish leftist bonding to political correctness, when Arizona has clearly not fallen in lockstep with that contrivance.

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AZ Republic already falling out of love with Sinema?

November 17, 2018

A tabloid-style tale of a short-lived romance

Although the clowns at the Arizona Republic have removed off their pre-election, shiny plastic light bulb noses, oversized shoes and fright wigs — aimed at distracting inattentive voters — they still have the ability to make rational people laugh.

You’ll remember the newspaper endorsed the crude chameleon Kyrsten Sinema for the U. S. Senate. She’s the self-outed bi-sexual version of the now deified “maverick” John McCain who spent his 35-year congressional career lobbing grenades at the same Republican Party under whose banner he calculatingly chose to run and whose funds and energies went into getting him elected.

Overcome by an irrational wave of ecstasy, the newspaper fell into a deep swoon over former Green Party candidate Sinema, who previously sent out May Day and Cinco de Mayo greetings in the Communist Party newspaper. It didn’t ditch her, when in a spectacular turn-around, she dumped her former demeanor to reconfigure herself as soft-spoken, slimmed down blonde who wanted nothing more than to bring people together. Sinema ran from the word, “Democrat,” referring to herself “Independent minded.” 

It was a no-brainer for the left-wing, Hillary-endorsing newspaper to find Sinema’s deceit appealing, as it wildly lavished her with affectionate paeans masquerading as news reports, embraced her with editorial odes and breathlessly nestled alongside her.

Then Shazam! Within a week of her defeating the much more accomplished Republican Congresswoman Martha McSally — the first female fighter pilot to fly in a combat zone and command a Air Force squadron — the smitten newspaper is already tiring of its new squeeze Kyrsten Sinema.

Going for the gold, the newspaper unleashed its whine queen Laurie Roberts — who previously specialized in sob story columns — on Sinema with this headline: “Kyrsten Sinema reneges on her pledge to spurn Chuck Schumer,” followed by: “In her first official act as Arizona’s senator-elect, Kyrsten Sinema already has gone back on her word. Great start.”

Roberts rails in bold type: “McCain bucked his party. She didn’t. If you make a promise, keep it.”

You can tell from her dragon’s breath, Roberts, speaking for the newspaper, is really mad.

And what caused this frenzied rage?  Sinema voted for Chuck Schumer for Senate minority leader after making a campaign promise that she wouldn’t.

Com’mon, Laurie. You might have a little girl name, but it’s time to grow up. Get used to the fruits of your labor. And don’t forget, senate terms are six long years. You can feign being irate for quite a while. It’s known as job security.


If you like AZ’s leftist election results, thank a teacher

November 14, 2018

Today, over a week after the general elections took place, is the drop-dead, court-extended day for ballot tabulations.

Republican Martha McSally has already conceded the 6-year open Arizona senate seat to leftist chameleon Kyrsten Sinema, who presented herself as an “independent,” shunning the word, “Democrat.“ The Green Party candidate siphoned off 2.37%.

We don’t need a diviner to set forth the disturbing facts. Red Arizona is veering into Purpleland. The Secretary of State’s Nov. 6, 2018 updated election returns show a decidedly putrid puce.

In the nine state congressional races, Arizona retained Republicans Paul Gosar (CD-4), Andy Biggs (CD-5), David Schweikert (CD-6), and Debbie Lesko (CD-8), by wide margins, though Democrats took districts 1, 2, 3, 7 and 9. In CD-7, only a bizarre Green Party challenge was mounted against the Dem.

Although Republicans Gov. Doug Ducey (leading by 330,677 votes), Attorney General Mark Brnovich (leading by 89,401 votes) and State Treasurer Kimberly Yee (leading by 197,076 votes) hold comfortable margins, other GOP candidates are not so fortunate.

In the race for Secretary of State, Republican Steve Gaynor inexplicably trails second-rate Democrat Katie Hobbs with a tight 49.09% to 50.1%.

Republican Frank Riggs, a far superior candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction, falls behind Democrat Kathy Hoffman 48.8% to 51.2% as she leads by 53,780 votes.

Republicans have lost one seat of the two available on the utility rate setting Corporation Commission, with Justin Olson the single GOP victor in what surprisingly turned out to be a tight race.

Post election quarterbacking has been non-stop, with various reasons emerging such as the bogus claim of the “awakening” of women voters. Don’t kid yourselves. Women have never been asleep at the voting wheel. The reason is far more insidious. Look no further than the striking, far-left unionists, #Reds for Ed teachers who thumbed their noses at their contractual agreements, as they abandoned Arizona’s 840.000 students for a week as they followed a Socialist Pied Piper, demanding — and getting — a 20% pay hike for their less than full time jobs, that still didn’t placate them.

With the support of the increasingly radical, Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic newspaper, public school teachers also led the vote against Prop. 305, which would have expanded eligibility for education empowerment scholarship accounts. The educrats organized to deny parental choice in education.

We’ve all been behind cars displaying the bumper sticker that says, “If you can read this, thank a teacher.” It’s time for a new bumper sticker: “If you like liberals taking over AZ, thank a teacher.” They’d sell like hotcakes.


Leftist Sinema wins AZ Senate race, heaps praise on McCain

November 13, 2018

…as GOP Congressman Jason Lewis blames McCain for House losses

Citing John McCain as an irreplaceable hero while misspelling “sowing,” Kyrsten Sinema claims victory in the Arizona Senate race. 

Tweeting@kyrstensinema:

“A few months ago, we lost a legend who exemplified all the best of AZ. Sen. McCain is irreplaceable, but his example will guide our next steps. He taught us to assume the best in others, to seek compromise instead of sewing division, & to always put country ahead of party.”

“It won’t be easy, and it won’t happen overnight, but we can work together to meet the challenges our country faces. We can do this differently. For our country, for our future, for Sen. McCain, and for each other I think we must.”

5:49 PM – 12 Nov 2018

Republican Congresswoman Martha McSally (CD-2) conceded Arizona’s U.S. Senate race to Democrat Kyrsten Sinema Monday evening after the latest vote count showed McSally trailing by more than 38,000 votes out of more than 2.2 million ballots cast.

“Congrats to @kyrstensinema. I wish her success,” McSally tweeted from her official campaign account. “I’m grateful to all those who supported me in this journey. I’m inspired by Arizonans’ spirit and our state’s best days are ahead of us.”

Republican U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis (Minn), who lost his re-election bid last week to a Democrat wrote in a Nov.12, Wall Street Journal opinion column that the late U.S. Sen. John McCain, is responsible for GOP losses. The WSJ is subscription onlyThe column is synopsized through a biased lens in the Minnesota Star Tribune. Arizona conservatives will find much to agree with in his remarks.

 Sinema, a political chameleon who has deviously re-created herself — even lying about her childhood to gain sympathy —- is cheered by the media as the first female senator representing the state of Arizona. Going unmentioned in the local and national news is the fact that she is also the first self declared bi-sexual in the U.S. SenateThat was big news when she won the CD 9 House seat. Now it’s been relegated to the back burner, though getting jubilant coverage in The Advocate, an LGBTQ publication.


Houston Chronicle admits reporting fake news — AZ Republic? Never!

November 12, 2018

Americans are finally presented with undeniable proof, admitted to by the purveyors, that President Trump is right in his needling references to “fake news.”

After acknowledging that substantiating sources didn’t exist, “throwing the veracity of entire stories into question,” The Houston Chronicle has retracted eight stories and apologizes to its readers. Read the explanation and apologyThis is an update from the executive editor, Nancy Barnes, disclosing unable to verify sources in numerous reports resulted in the resignation of veteran reporter and Austin bureau chief Mike Ward.

Don’t hold your breath waiting for the Hillary Clinton-endorsing Arizona Republic, the local disseminator of skewed news, to emulate the Houston Chronicle. The majority of what’s left of its staff consists of unpaid ASU Cronkite Journalism School student interns, who often use questionable grammar and write reports that employ the same style popularized by Snoopy the inventive beagle in the Charles Schulz’ comic strip, “Peanuts.”

The difference is, there is nothing comical about an unreliable press.

As examples, today’s edition of the Arizona Republic used its former sob-story queen Laurie Roberts, now given meatier political assignments, to rant in a column headlined, “Republican crybabies need to get a grip in McSally, Sinema race,” which opens by accusing Republicans of engaging in “cry babying, conspiracy mongering and outright character assassination,” in reaction to the suspicious change in vote totals giving radical leftist Kyrsten Sinema a sudden vote surge.

Leftist editorial writer Elvia Diaz follows Robert’s tripe with “Get angry: Newly elected Arizona Rep. Raquel Teran is being sued because she’s brown.” A former candidate and political provocateur, Alice Novoa, characterized by Diaz as an “anti-immigrant activist,” has filed a lawsuit challenging Teran’s citizenship, an issue that may or may not have legitimacy. The court, not Diaz — who determinedly calls the claims “false” — will decide.


AZ’s 2018 General Election Updates

November 11, 2018

The most recent election counts from Tuesday’s General Election are available HERE as the Secretary of State tallies continually update — until Wednesday, as per a court order.

While the rest of us are checking the numbers, hoping for the best outcomes in high profile, tight races, it’s worth remembering that only 57.57% of the state’s registered voters even bothered to cast their ballots. Between those who threw their votes away, the far-left teachers unionists* who fund and vote overwhelmingly for Democrats, and the 2.34% who voted for the Green Party candidate for U. S. Senate, causing further erosion  — Arizona is in the unenviable position of being turned into a national laughing stock. At last count, radical Kyrsten Sinema is edging ahead of Republican U.S. Rep. Martha McSally for Arizona’s U.S. Senate seat.

This shouldn’t even be a contest.

* Center for Responsive Politics


Voter fraud?  What voter fraud?

November 10, 2018

With Arizona’s 2018 General Election results challenged by now averted lawsuitsand winners and losers shifting before our eyes, today’s post is especially provocative. Although the mainstream media vehemently denies voter fraud exists, evidence speaks louder than the denials. James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas has been the leading investigators into voter fraud over the past several years. Here is a compilation of their investigations and compelling evidence that voter fraud is real.

The Heritage Foundation provides a state-by-state ‘sampling’ of of election fraud cases from across the country.

In 2012 SRAZ posted an earlier Veritas exposé, which we titled, Voter fraud? “We’re not the police.” The blatant disregard of maintaining election integrity by those in government offices remains shocking. Click on the link to watch the the video.

This ever-growing problem has been keenly honed by those who seek to manipulate our election system for their own goals. Only by exposing the reality that this criminal activity undeniably exists, can we have any hope of eradicating it. Arizona’s elected officials with oversight into such activities need to be paying attention. What would appear an obvious place to start would be working on behalf of a law to require actual photo ID be presented when voting, though that becomes unenforceable when people register to vote online and receive early ballots in the mail that they vote at their kitchen table, without ever interacting with election officials anywhere in the process. The recent court challenges centered on verification of signatures on the back of the mail-in ballots.  We now have until this coming Wednesday to get the results.

Is convenience worth the high price?