Celebrating Hispanic History Month with bile spew, deceit

September 16, 2019

Perusing the Internet can sometimes stop reasonable people — especially those with functioning memories — dead in their tracks. This was especially true when stumbling upon the pop culture website “Popsugar.” Be aware that neither the author of the article nor the editor know the difference between a “Congresswoman” and state legislative district Representative, as evidenced by the headline.

It was shocking to find a warning emanating from our own State Capitol…issued by Isela Blanc, a Dem LD 26 legislator who came to the United States illegally, but was granted citizenship via the 1986 amnesty.

Hurling the now trendy pejorative, “racist” which is tossed around with impunity by the radical left, she mentions former Arizona Congressman J.D.Hayworth, tarring the six-term U.S. Representative with that vicious untruth.

But Blanc goes soft describing the “kindly government teacher turned mayor” who she campaigned and worked for in the infamous campaign of 2006. The so-called “kindly” guy was none other than Harry Mitchell, who used a far less than kindly image of Hayworth during his election challenge. Mitchell callously portrayed the congressman, a husband and father, horrifically centered in the crosshairs of a rifle scope in a televised campaign ad. 

The article should serve as a warning for every sincere American citizen, regardless of party affiliation, who truly wants to stop the flood of illegals.

We are reaping the bitter harvest of the open borders, amnesty crowd, exemplified by then-Congressman John Shadegg, who used the New York Times to accuse Arizonans supportive of border security of beingxenophobic and intolerant.”  Such deep thinkers have the gall to claim to be conservative, but will go to the mat for the cheap illegal labor and their profiteers who are reliably these agreeable sycophant’s deep-pocketed campaign donors.

Watch out, also, for those who desire to have provisional ballots counted as regular votes. They and their advocates walk among us. Stay involved. Stay alert.

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Ducey bypasses GOP applicants, picks another Dem judge

September 15, 2019

Hands out judicial appointments to Democrats as though there were no Republicans on the vetted lists he receives from judicial selection commissions

With this hyperbolic announcement Gov. Doug Ducey, who twice ran as a Republican, boldly shows his leftist stripes by appointing yet another Democrat to the judicial bench. Superior Court Judge David Gass has been elevated to the Arizona Court of Appeals.

Among the accolades Ducey heaped on his new appointee was pointing out that he “served as counsel to the Democratic Caucus of the Arizona House of Representatives and currently serves on the Maricopa County Superior Court where he has been for the past 10 years after his appointment by Governor Napolitano.” Ducey didn’t miss a trick, adding that earlier in his career, Gass “clerked for then Arizona Court of Appeals Judge Ruth McGregor,“ another Democrat.

Those are definitely credentials that warm the cockles of the Republican base, whose votes put him in office, first as state treasurer and then for two terms in the lofty ninth floor governor‘s office.

The gaseous Gass appointment was made to fill the vacancy created by the appointment of Justice James P. Beene to the Arizona Supreme Court. Currently, Ducey has far outpaced hyper-partisan Democrat Gov. Janet Napolitano who also had an aversion to Republican judges, as SRAZ pointed out in 2007. So far during his terms, Ducey has made 26 cross-party judicial appointments — far outpacing his predecessors — leftist Napolitano at 16 or Republican Jan Brewer who jumped the political fence 7 times.

On the governor’s office home page is a box containing these words:

AtYOURService

Connect. Engage. Speak out.

Don’t kid yourself thinking the Guv actually wants to hear from you. He’s obviously still busy channeling his RINO McMentor. Ducey’s first job when he arrived in Arizona to attend ASU was working at Cindy Hensley McCain’s Anheuser-Busch beer distributorship empire, which fostered a enduring friendship between Ducey, later including his wife, and the McCain’s. John McCain reveled in his “maverick” status, even bucking the Republican Party with his thumb-in-the-eye, “thumb’s down” final senate vote. (brief video.)  Ducey was an able pupil.


Daniel McCarthy: Exodus’ golden calf revisited

September 13, 2019

President Trump’s unequivocal support of Sen. Martha McSally is not enough for gullible Republicans seeking nirvana

Arizona Republicans with conservative credentials have been finding their email in-boxes filled with praiseful paeans to a never-before-heard-of challenger to incumbent Sen. Martha McSally, the former two-term congresswoman and sole Republican representing our state in the U.S. Senate. There is even a website the novice candidate with zero credentials and no political experience has up and running demanding that we “Demand” him. It would be tempting to brush this arrogant amateur off like lint on a pinstriped suit sleeve, but there is the enticement/excitement factor that mimics a teen crush. The problem is the teens in this case are mostly senior citizen GOP activists who should be wiser than to fall for a swaggering fast-talker.

These folks are all desperately seeking perfection, an entity which doesn’t exist in politics. They are willing to go for the untried and unknown, hoping he will be the Moses to lead them out of what they view as the political wilderness. The biblical account in Exodus reminds us even Moses’ followers, frustrated when they thought he spent too much time on Mount Sinai receiving the Ten Commandments, ended up erecting and worshiping a golden calf, ultimately suffering the consequences for their faithlessness.

The senate makeup is crucial. Republicans — there are 51 — currently hold a slim lead over 47 Democrats (including 2 Independents who caucus with the Dems). This sliver-like margin is not one we can afford to risk. Senate votes are needed to confirm President Trump’s federal judicial nominees, including to the exceedingly important U.S. Supreme Court.

President Trump has enthusiastically endorsed Sen. Martha McSally, a fact lost on those who claim to support him but have fallen in lockstep with their golden calf.

With the magnitude of this race in mind, SRAZ is reposting our earlier post, “Daniel McCarthy’s challenge to Sen. McSally fulfills Kelly’s dream.”

The Democrat in this race is leftist, Second Amendment enemy, anti-Trumper Mark Kelly, husband of former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords. The couple count the Obama’s among their friends. But don‘t look for that dreaded “D” word on his website. Taking his cue from Kyrsten Sinema’s senate campaign, “Democrat” is nowhere to be found. Still the Dems are pinning their hopes on him to bring the long held Republican senate seat into the Democrat column. Kelly’s supporters — open border, socialist multi-billionaire George Soros among them, have filled Kelly’s campaign coffers to overflowing.

According to Federal Election Commission disclosures Kelly has significantly out raised every candidate for the U.S. Senate in the entire nation — even longtime senators and those in leadership positions.

Daniel McCarthy’s supporters are still mired in, and consumed by, their loathing of John McCain. He is gone. Even McCain’s loyal senate sidekick Lindsey Graham has modified his stance and has become supportive of Pres. Trump. We all need to move forward. The past is behind us.

Pledge your support to help Republican Sen. Martha McSally retain the crucial Arizona senate seat. It matters.


Robert Branch: Give it a rest

September 3, 2019

Robert Branch, still smarting over his 2018 primary election defeat for Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction, has a new target for his wrath.

Claiming conservative credentials, Branch, an adjunct professor who teaches information technology at GCU, has an odd way of showing his cohesiveness as we approach the crucial 2020 election cycle. He is taking on Republican State Chairman Dr. Kelli Ward.

The back story to this absurdity is he was pushing unknown candidate Doyel Shamley in the three-way race for the GOP leadership position at the January 2019 statutory meeting attended by 1,236 elected state committeemen. Establishment backed incumbent Jonathan Lines was soundly trounced by conservative Ward. Branch’s candidate garnered only 65 votes.

Though he claims to be on-board the Trump train, he has an odd way of showing it. 

Currently he is calling for the “immediate resignation” of GOP Chairman Kelli Ward based on the political consulting company, Atlas Alliance, Drs. Kelli and Michael Ward formed prior to her election as AZ GOP chair. The firm does not take clients who are in inter-party contested races. Conservative Ward previously served two terms in the Arizona Senate.

Fantasizing about another, as yet unnamed election — he also lost a CD 3 congressional race in 2010 — Branch has a generic, though self-aggrandizing site up and running. It’s dated 2019.

It wouldn’t be much of a leap to conclude Robert Branch is the candidate he thinks would make a stellar replacement for Dr. Kelli Ward. Dream on, Robert. The rest of us have work to do. The 2020 election will be momentous. Put your ego away, roll up your sleeves and join the team.


Gov. Ducey, McRINOs, Dems, reward Kate McGee for turning LD 28 blue

August 31, 2019

To call this invitation to a toney fundraising reception at the Phoenix Country Club preposterous would be the height of understatement. Gov. Doug Ducey is listed as the “Honored Guest.”

The no-attendance-price specified invitation hosted by a load of McCain allies, lobbyists, RINOs, Democrats, and few scattered surprises, states individual donors are limited to $5,200 and couples can only donate $10,400. Those are top limits, but sends a clear message: Pikers are not who LD 28 candidate Kate Brophy McGee hopes to attract.

There’s a back story to this swank soiree that needs to be told. State Senator Kate Brophy McGee was so busy attempting to manipulate the 2018 election in Legislative District 28 that she barely squeaked back into the state senate, winning by a razor-thin margin of 50.1% over an emboldened newcomer educrat who captured 49.9% — separating them by only 267 votes. This was beyond shocking in the formerly longtime Republican stronghold where decades once passed without a single Democrat being elected.

This near loss was not a fluke. Brophy McGee was the recipient of Republican wrath for pulling strings to influence the election in an effort to bring her RINOcrat buddy Kathy Petsas on-board for one of the two House seats.  Petsas — who targeted conservatives and aided Democrats as far back as 2012 — lost.

McGee’s 2018 machinations were responsible for two Democrats winning both district House seats while bumping highly qualified Republican incumbent Maria Syms, the sole pro-life candidate. Syms’ exceptional career includes having served as an Assistant Attorney General, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Paradise Valley Town Councilwoman, and a State Representative. She has a proven track record advocating for education, law enforcement, public safety and border security.

During that election Brophy McGee, described by the Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic as a “moderate,” actively courted Democrats, declaring  her gratitude for their endorsements. Ducey, in a major miscalculation, endorsed Brophy McGee and Petsas, even recording a robocall urging Republicans to support Petsas.

Now the Democrat unionist teacher who almost routed Brophy McGee is emboldened and running again — recently hosting a Saturday night kickoff event. Despite being outspent by almost two-to-one, Leftist Christine Porter Marsh came within spitting distance of Brophy McGee. The Dems are banking on turning the entire district blue. With the two House seats now in the left’s column and scheming Brophy McGee in the Senate, Conservatives think it already is.  If Republican Ducey is supporting McGee out of fear of losing Legislative District 28 entirely, he needs to put some conditions on his endorsement. It’s unlikely that he has.

Another version of this invitation was originally posted two weeks ago, Aug. 18, previous to the addition of the host committee. In an effort to provide our well-informed readers with the most accurate information, this updated invitation, including the committee makes for interesting reading.


Daniel McCarthy’s challenge to Sen. McSally fulfills Kelly’s dream

August 30, 2019

Claiming he supports President Trump, ego-driven McCarthy mounts a senate challenge to incumbent Martha McSally, who has Trump’s endorsement — setting up a needless and damaging internecine battle

Here we go again. Seeking elusive perfection, some GOP politicos who should know better, enthuse over the entrance of Daniel McCarthy, an unknown entity to muddy the waters and pave the path for a second U.S. Senate Democrat. 

First, some background: Decades of frustration with John McCain and his U.S. Senate colleague, Jon Kyl, only worsened when the duo worked overtime shoehorning the eager Republicrat U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake into Kyl’s then soon-to-be-vacant senate seat.

 “Comprehensive immigration reform” the slick term used by McCain and Kyl to conceal their goal of amnesty for illegal aliens, got double-time effort from slippery Flake, formerly a registered foreign agent who represented the African country of Namibia and a uranium mine operation with ties to Iran. As a House member, he clung to his single issue of eliminating pork projects. That contrivance evaporated with the lofty title, “senator” before his name. Flake’s campaign-based lies regarding amnesty, like those of McCain and Kyl, became so overt that even the leftist Arizona Republic called him out asa coward.” Eventually, he was reduced to a single senate term due to 18% approval ratings in his home state, wisely opting not to run for reelection.

Although President Trump supports and has endorsed incumbent Martha McSally for the U.S. Senate seat, she is not sufficiently conservative for some of our perfectionist seeking compatriots, though her stellar military career and her congressional service burnish her credentials.

 

A never-before-heard-of senate wannabe named Daniel McCarthy has now announced a McSally challenge. His credentials are nil. He has never served in the state legislature or run for any city, county or statewide office, but the rarefied air of the Potomac beckons him. The Glendale resident is in his mid-30s with four young children who presumably would benefit from having a father in their daily lives. His wife created a makeup eraser that has brought them wealth. With the brashness of a political no-nothing, he has already declared he intends to self-fund, not understanding that when you bypass donors you lack dedicated supporters with skin in the game. 

McCarthy’s arrogant entrance into the senate primary will force McSally to spend money she needs for the General Election — all but guaranteeing a win for the unchallenged liberal friend of Obama, Mr. Gabby Giffords/Mark Kelly. He has already been the recipient of Socialist billionaire George Soros’ largesse. The Soros affiliated ActBlue funding leftist candidates with radical agendas has hosted D.C. fundraisers for Kelly. Soros, who abhors national borders, obviously opposes a border wall, which McSally supports. Mark Kelly seeks to gut our Constitutionally enshrined Second Amendment rights.

National GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel unequivocally supports Martha McSally as does Arizona Republican Party chairwoman Dr. Kelli Ward.

 

Sen. Martha McSally is by far the superior choice. Why would Trump supporting conservatives poke their thumb in the eye of the president to whom they claim allegiance to aid an untested, showboating candidate who guarantees Arizona will have two Democrat U.S. Senators?

Using a sports analogy, political novice McCarthy’s arrogant entry into this senate race should rightfully be regarded as ‘snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.’


Flawed ballot Props pass, relying on low voter turnout, trickery

August 28, 2019

Trickery was also a major factor in the passage of Prop. 105, the measure to end the expansion of the $multi-billion light rail boondoggle. Voters who wanted to end the costly nightmare and designate money to repairing our roads and expanding bus service, had to vote “yes” — when their intent was to halt the expansion

Make no mistake. There is a method to the madness of the City of Phoenix holding elections in late August. (View unofficial election results). While those who can, head out of town to avoid the triple digit temperatures before school starts, city workers from police and firefighters to garbage men show up. 

In all, they are represented by five unions:

Laborers’ International Union of North America Local 777 representing nearly 1,000 landscapers, solid-waste equipment operators and street-maintenance workers.

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 2384 representing approximately 1,600 mechanics, electricians, skilled workers, aviation staff and water-services employees.

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 2960 representing over 2,000 office employees, including secretaries, clerks, 9-1-1 operators, administrative aides and building inspectors.

Phoenix Law Enforcement Association (PLEA) representing approximately 2,500 sworn police officers.

United Phoenix Fire Fighters Association represents nearly 1,600 firefighters.

All of the unions support spending expansions. Even PLEA dutifully sent out leftist city council woman Laura Pastor’s request to inform its members how to vote on ballot Propositions 105 and 106. Blue Phoenix is controlled by a Democrat Mayor and eight city council members — only two of whom, Sal DiCiccio and Vice Mayor Jim Waring — are reliably Republican. Thelda Williams routinely votes with the majority. The biggest affront is they all run under the city imposed guise of “non-partisan,” plunging voters even deeper in the dark.

In 1982 the election system was changed, forcing city council members who previously ran at-large and worked together for the betterment of the city, to representing specific, increasingly ethnically controlled districts, that further divide us.