Sen. Sinema’s party metamorphosis not unique in AZ

December 10, 2022

Since Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema made headlines Friday with her announcement that she is ditching the democrat party to register as an Independent, speculation as to her motivation has run rampant.

Never adverse to doing whatever it takes to promote herself, beginning in her days as a Green Party candidate and moving on to a dem with an incredibly false story of growing up in an abandoned gas station without running water and electricity. Sinema is now a newly transformed Independent. The actual motive for this move is to expand her voter base to gain votes when she is likely to be challenged by far left dem U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego, (CD-7). In a statement issued shortly after it was made public that Sinema was leaving the democrat party to become an independent, Gallego accused Sinema of “putting her own interests” ahead of those of Arizona residents.

Arizona’s two U.S. Senate seats are both currently held by democrats for the first time since 1953. Senate terms are six years, three times as long as members of the U.S. House of Representatives who run every two years.

The last time Arizona had two democrat U.S. Senators was when Ernest McFarland and Carl Hayden represented the state. Hayden had been the territorial sheriff, first running for congress in 1911 in anticipation of Arizona’s 1912 statehood. He was born in Hayden’s Ferry, Arizona Territory, which was later renamed Tempe in 1878. McFarland was unique — serving in all three branches of government, elected to the U.S. Senate, where he became the Senate majority leader; Arizona’s governor, and the state’s Supreme Court Chief Justice.

Arizona does have a precedent for a party switching member of congress. Democrat Bob Stump served four terms in the Arizona House of Representatives from 1959 to 1967, followed by five terms in the Arizona State Senate from 1967 to 1976, where he was senate president. He was first elected to congress in 1976 as a democrat. After voting for President Reagan’s tax cuts in 1981, he announced his party switch to Republican. U.S. Rep. Stump remained popular, and continued to win by wide margins, until his retirement in 2000.

Sinema asserts she will not caucus with Republicans and says that she intends to vote the same way she has while in the U.S. Senate. “Nothing will change about my values or my behavior,” she said.

Interestingly, there is not a word on her U.S. Senatorial site about her change of party affiliation. Calls to her Phoenix and Tucson offices transferred to Washington DC, and went unanswered.


McConnell funds pro-impeachment Murkowski, bypasses Trump-endorsed Masters

October 12, 2022

Today we take the unusual step of taking our readers directly to a revealing Breitbart News report by Wendell Husebo, headlined, “Donald Trump Rips Mitch McConnell for Funding Pro-Impeachment Lisa Murkowski.” Pay particular attention to the fact-filled last two paragraphs.

The informative article shines a bright light on the internecine, intraparty battles that underscore the internal strife that create needless havoc while risking the election of conservatives when the national margins are so crucial.

Heritage Action for America’s scoreboard provides an in-depth view of Sen. Mitch McConnell’s dismal voting record and his unreliable deviation from conservative positions.

According to 270ToWin, the U.S. Senate has 50 Republicans and 50 Democrats (including two independents). Democrats control the chamber as the vice-president can break tie votes. There are 35 seats up in 2022 – including a special election in Oklahoma – of which 21 are held by the GOP. That party can retake control with a net gain of one or more seats. Check out the site’s interactive map.

Biden by the numbers: NYT poll shows sorry state of affairs for ineffective dem

July 12, 2022

New poll reveals only 13% of Americans believe the country is on the right track

Nearly 2/3rds of democrats don’t want Biden to run again in 2024, a recent New York Times and Siena poll shows. Only 33% of voters approve of Biden’s performance and just 13% think the country is on the right track. Forty-five percent of the 849 registered voters polled strongly disapproved of the job he is doing. Astronomical inflation is bringing down American’s standard of living across the board, exemplified by inescapable surging housing, food and fuel prices. Gasoline alone has risen 50% during the last year.

The resolutely hard-left New York Times headlined its coverage with these words: “With the country gripped by a pervasive sense of pessimism, the president is hemorrhaging support.”  That bit of honesty rates a “WOW” on the truthometer.

Republicans will surely benefit by this substandard evaluation, though we must unify behind a conservative who clearly differentiates himself from the current occupant of the White House and is young enough to effectively run for a second term.

Primarily known for exploiting her feeble husband to satisfy her desire to be First Lady, Jill Biden showcased her own shortcomings Monday while speaking at the 2022 UnidosUS Annual Conference titled “Siempre Adelante: Our Quest for Equity” in Texas. Jill Biden, hurling a verbal lead balloon, actually described the local Hispanic community by stating it was as “unique” as the “breakfast tacos in San Antonio.”

Arizona Congressman Andy Biggs, (R-CD-5), a highly regarded conservative, tweeted a clip of the video noting, “No wonder Hispanics are fleeing the Democratic Party!”

AZ U.S. Rep Schweikert scores Trump endorsement

June 20, 2022

Political experience defines David Schweikert as the clear choice

Former President Trump is known for being decisive and has not veered from that position in his recent endorsement of Arizona Congressman David Schweikert.

“A principled conservative, David worked with me to cut taxes, eliminate job-killing regulations, and deliver unprecedented economic growth and prosperity for all Americans,” Trump declared.

“David fights to secure our border, restore American energy independence, defend the Second Amendment, and support our brave military & veterans.”

Schweikert, a 6-term congressman, with a political biography that towers over previous challengers, has served Arizonans well. Before being elected to the U.S. House, Schweikert served as the Maricopa County Treasurer from 2004 to 2006, and was a member of the Arizona House of Representatives from 1991 to 1995. Acquaint yourself with his priorities on his Issues page.  FreedomWorks recently honored U. S. Rep. Schweikert as its member of the month.

“During President Trump’s presidency, I had the privilege to work with him to pass historic tax cuts into law and usher in one of the strongest economies in recent history,” Schweikert said. “I’m honored to have his endorsement.”

This glowing endorsement is no doubt a sling through the heart of the Elijah Norton campaign, operating out of a virtual office in Scottsdale and engaging in deceit as a mostly self-funded, high-dollar Arizona newcomer from Missouri attempting to buy a congressional seat by running a despicable smear campaign. Arizonans are too savvy to be taken in by such seedy tactics, and Pres. Trump’s endorsement is the slap-down unqualified Norton deserves. 

Trump unequivocally states, “David Schweikert has my complete and total endorsement.” Scoring Pres. Trump’s backing is a coup in the GOP primary in the newly reconfigured 6th Congressional District that covers north-central Phoenix, the northeast Valley including Carefree, Scottsdale and Fountain Hills, where Schweikert and his family reside.

This is the message politically conservative voters will take to heart. Vicious mailers have a boomerang affect.

Primary Election Day is Aug. 2, 2022. Early ballots will be sent to voters who requested them beginning July 6. Questions? The AZ Secretary of State’s Elections Department can be reached at: 1-877-THE-VOTE or 602-542-8683.

The “Truth” About AZ Congresswoman Debbie Lesko? Be careful who supplies it

June 13, 2022

Debbie Lesko is well known to Arizona Republicans who have consistently reelected her since she initially was elected to the state legislature in 2008, serving in both the state House and Senate where she held leadership positions.

Currently, she represents Arizona’s 8th Congressional District. In May 2018, she was sworn in to the U.S. House of Representatives after winning a special election and is now reelected for her second full term. Her full bio can be read here. She is pro-life and a Second Amendment supporter, which aligns with her constituency who have continually returned her to office by wide margins.

Her popularity and stellar résumé, it turns out, are problematic. The Hillary-endorsing, Biden-supporting, Trump-despising, failing Arizona Republic, desperately trying to appear relevant, has decided to emulate Lizzie Borden, and take an axe to Lesko. 

Failing at drama, as its subscriptions dwindle, the newspaper’s banner headline facilitating the hatchet job — attempts to be clever — missing parts of the headline letters. It initially appeared to be conserving on ink, since it has even skipped complete editions to paying customers as a cost saving device. Instead, it was opting for, but failing at, creativity, with a slippery all-caps headline, “Filling in the blanks..Lesko left out.”

The great reveal is U.S. Rep. Lesko’s personal saga of a youthful marriage to a man who emotionally and physically abused her while creating financial havoc that put him in jail. This account, or variations of it, unfortunately is repeated all too often. Now a member of congress, Lesko, now remarried for years, with three grown children, has a remarkable political career and stands as an example of rebuilding one’s life.  None of this was unknown, but now is worthy of above-the-fold, front page coverage along with two jump pages of salacious spew.

Also causing the newspaper’s caldron to boil is her on-going support of the policies of former President Donald Trump and voting against the democrat-led impeachments. Lesko is viewed as a stalwart by conservative Republicans, who remember the soaring economy, affordable homes, being able to fill the gas tank without cringing, and tossing T-bones on the grill for a cookout without thinking twice. We had a president who fulfilled his campaign promises, including securing America’s southern border, was a commanding presence on the world stage and one who visited the pope without embarrassingly having aides temporarily remove him to discreetly change his pants.

The irrelevant local newspaper is on an irreversible downhill slide. Congresswoman Debbie Lesko is on a rising trajectory. Jealous rage drives the newspaper’s negativity. Satisfaction with U.S. Rep. Debbie Lesko keeps her voter base reelecting her. This is not rocket science.

If you’re a rational voter and still subscribe to this overpriced leftwing rag, CANCEL. Call 800-332-6733. You’ll save a bundle of money and will no longer have your intelligence insulted on a daily basis.

“Nowhere Man’ Elijah Norton with zero credentials bashes conservative incumbent U.S. Rep. David Schweikert

May 13, 2022

Asking what newly reconfigured 1st Congressional District candidate Elijah Norton has in common with The Beatles is not as strange as it might appear. In 1963, John Lennon, exhibiting an extraordinary sense of predictive insight wrote the song “Nowhere Man,” that ideally describes candidate Elijah Norton, though Norton wasn’t born until 1990.

In this March 3, 2022 post, “U.S. Rep. Schweikert’s credentials vs. wannabe’s ambition,“ Seeing Red AZ exposed the deplorable tactics Norton has used in an attempt to diminish conservative Congressman David Schweikert, who has consistently worked on behalf his constituents. Now Norton, a well-heeled, recent transplant from Missouri and mostly self-funded candidate, has engaged in unfounded and escalating attacks, actually aiding democrat challengers.

It’s worth remembering that Congressman Schweikert has emerged victorious from other political challengers, including Ben Quayle a.k.a Brock Landers the son of former Vice President Dan Quayle as well as Hiral Tipirneni, formerly a Valley doctor, disallowed to practiced medicine since losing a medical malpractice lawsuit in 2007 resulting in the needless death of a former patient. That fact didn’t stop her from deceptively running campaign ads wearing scrubs with a stethoscope around her neck at a fake patient‘s bedside. During the Obama administration, dedicated leftist Tipirneni made $millions promoting Obamacare.

Both Quayle and Tippernini carpet-bagged into the district to challenge Schweikert. His effectiveness aided his success in those two needless challenges. Now Elijah Norton is resorting to contrived hit pieces against Congressman David Schweikert. A second one was in yesterday’s mail. Norton is unable to point to any personal political successes due to the fact that he has none. Take time to read the linked exposé. Then disregard the fallacious flyers and commit to reelecting Congressman David Schweikert…a proven conservative who consistently delivers on behalf of Arizonans.  We are fortunate to have him representing Arizona.

The Primary Election will take place August 2.

U.S. Rep. Schweikert’s credentials vs. wannabe’s ambition

March 3, 2022

AZ carpetbagging newcomer Elijah Norton contemptibly resorts to deceit attempting to promote himself 

It’s election time again, which brings out the oversized egos and the newbie kooks seeking a way to aggrandize themselves.

First we’ll get the obvious out of the way. The declining local newspaper has established itself as reliably Trump-despising, Hillary-endorsing and Biden-supporting.  Anything it has to say about Republicans is hostility-laced and part of a multi-pronged attack, engaging its two remaining columnists and an open-border editorialist as toxin-infused dart throwers. Conservatives are front and center for annihilation, facts be damned.

On Wednesday many Republican voters received a vicious, oversized mailer featuring six-term, CD-6 Congressman David Schweikert, (read his impressive bio) in stark black and white photos with strategically placed touches of red added for negative emphasis and denigrating quotes from what is coyly referred to as “azcentral”— which is none other than the conservative abhorring newspaper.

It took some searching to find the required “paid for by” notice, printed in paler ink. Lobbing the hits is an inexperienced 31-year-old novice challenger, Elijah Norton, who moved to Arizona from Missouri just five years ago. Norton’s business is an auto insurance company based in California, Florida, and Washington state. Arizona doesn’t qualify as worthy enough for Norton to headquarter his business, yet it’s the state he wants to represent in congress.

The logical manner of announcing a congressional candidacy is to promote one’s own credentials that make the case for election as the most experienced, best qualified candidate. Since Norton is unable to do that, he resorts to deceitful smear tactics that render him offensively unacceptable. The nondescript Scottsdale office building listed as his campaign address provides even more information about Elijah Norton’s style. The suite number he uses is self-described as a “virtual office” that rents for $99 a month and cleverly offers services to make it appear to be a fully staffed office. That might be an ideal solution for businesses that don’t require a staffed, brick and mortar location. It doesn’t work for a congressional wannabe.

Don’t be conned by a slick pretender, who cites the leftwing newspaper as a corroborating colluder in its quest to purge the state of Republican office holders.

Seeing Red AZ enthusiastically endorses Congressman David Schweikert for reelection. He is a trusted conservative and has credentials ego-driven Norton could only hope to possess.

Lies get a workout as AZ Republic defames US Rep. Gosar

February 25, 2022

The radically leftwing Arizona Republic, a purveyor of conservative loathing and disinformation, is relentless in its ongoing effort to defame AZ’s CD-4 conservative Congressman Paul Gosar. (Read his bio and ratings under the link.)

So much so, in fact, that this morning’s edition goes to the extreme length of headlining a deceit-filled article, “Jewish community alarmed as Glassman, Gosar host fundraiser.”

To carry out this deception, the newspaper which previously gave editorial writer Elvia Diaz a pass on comparing illegals crossing our border to Jews fleeing Hitler, goes to great lengths to smear Gosar as an antisemite. This trickery is based on what they say is a comment he reportedly made in a 2017 interview in which the interviewer asked about George Soros, the far-left, billionaire who funds extreme causes and candidates.  Gosar is quoted as saying, “I think he’s from Hungary. I think he was Jewish. And I think he turned in his own people to the Nazi’s.”

This was enough for the failing newspaper to throw the six-term congressman, with a strong pro-Israel record under the political bus, though Soros identified himself as collaborating with the Nazi’s in this CBS 60 Minutes interview, defending his hideous action with a smirk on his face, comparing it to the way the market works and calling himself a boy. At 14 Soros was already lacking morality.

While we are disappointed in Gosar partnering at a fundraiser with fake Republican and political opportunist Rodney Glassman, there may well be more to this than meets the eye.

AZ Rep. Paul Gosar’s House censure is political retribution

November 19, 2021

Make no mistake: His actual transgression is being a reliable conservative and Trump supporter

Congressman Paul Gosar, D.D.S., is a righteous Republican, ably representing Arizona’s 4th Congressional District since 2013. He was previously elected in 2010 to represent the 1st congressional district until redistricting altered the boundaries. Highly regarded in his field of dentistry in which he practiced from 1989 to 2010, Gosar was the recipient of Arizona Dental Association’s “Dentist of the Year” award, and was inducted into the association’s Hall of Fame. This background attests to the high regard in which he has been held by his professional peers prior to retirement to represent Arizonans in congress.

As a dedicated conservative, Congressman Gosar, (this link provides his enviable congressional ratings and full bio) who has consistently won his elections by wide margins, is a frequent target of the left, which is why SRAZ has ignored the recent absurd and politically-motivated censure intending to marginalize the well-respected congressman based on a brief, symbolic cartoon video posted by his staff. Now removed, it depicted Gosar in a fantasy battle with radical leftist and open border fanatic Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and Pres. Let’s Go Brandon.

This is Congressman Gosar’s outstanding response to the democrats attempts to cancel him via censure. The final sentence includes a copy of the prepared floor remarks given by Congressman Gosar. Two Republicrat Reps. Liz Cheney (WY) and Adam Kinzinger (IL) joined the unified dems.

Arizonans are fortunate to have this accomplished and dedicated leader representing us in the U.S. Congress. Although Dr. Gosar is elected by the voters in the 4th congressional district, he represents us all in Washington, DC. — for which we can be proud and grateful.

Scientific authorities Biden, Pope meet to discuss climate                           

October 18, 2021

Neither Joe Biden, nearly 79, nor Pope Francis, soon to be 85, are scientists or medical doctors. They are both leftists, and as such are proponents of the debated issue known alternatively as climate change or global warming. Climate change is much preferred since it cuts a wider swath including global cooling, wildfires, droughts, floods or other phenomena that have been recorded throughout history. Francis gave an encyclical on ecology, declaring that climate change is real and mainly “a result of human activity.” The problem is urgent, he said. “Never have we so hurt and mistreated our common home as we have in the last two hundred years.”

The United States is just over two hundred years since its founding, making Francis’ words appear to be a pointed barb. Given that no nation was mechanized then, his time frame is more than odd. These two wizards will also discuss the Covid-19 pandemic.

The duo will meet at the Vatican Oct. 29 to discuss things over which they have no control, though it would seem the pope would use the opportunity to dissuade Catholic Biden from his pro-abortion stance, since a pro-life position is a basic tenant of the faith.

In June, the U.S. Catholic bishops overwhelmingly approved the drafting of a “teaching document” that many hope will rebuke Catholic politicians, including Biden, for receiving communion despite their support for the gruesome act of abortion.

But Biden and Francis are cunning liberals who are both more political than religious. Their agenda states the duo “will discuss working together on efforts grounded in respect for fundamental human dignity, including ending the COVID-19 pandemic. They must have missed that abortion permanently disrespects human dignity as preborn humans are brutally ripped from what should be the safety of their mother’s uterus.

When Argentine Francis came to the United States to address congress in 2015, he stopped first in Cuba, prioritizing his meeting with Communist dictators Fidel and Raul Castro, where they warmly conversed in Spanish and dined, like old amigos.

Arizona U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, a principled Catholic and conservative Republican, shunned Francis’ speech.