Pres. Trump refuses to cave on border wall

December 12, 2018

Democrat hypocrisy: Method acting comes to Washington

During a public, televised meeting with Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), President Trump announced he would be, “Proud to shut down the government for border security,” stating “border security is national security.” Funding for FY 2018 runs out Dec. 21.

Notice that Schumer refuses to make eye contact with the President as he says border security does not need a wall, and Pelosi repeatedly states the meeting should be held privately. Following the meeting at which she admonishingly shook her finger at the president, Pelosi later maligned his position on the border wall telling House Democrats, “It’s like a manhood thing for him. This wall thing.”

Democrat stalwarts, including Sens. Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, and Chuck Schumer, joined a roster of 26 Democrat senators who aligned with 54 Republicans and embraced the Secure Fence Act of 2006, signed by Pres. George W. Bush.  A dozen years later, Democrat’s visceral hatred of President Trump has dramatically changed their perspective.  This brief but illustrative video is provided by the Washington Post, a staunchly liberal publication.

The Center for Immigration Studies reports 63% of non-citizen households access welfare programs compared to 35% of native households. Net cost to taxpayers for every illegal who sneaks into the United States has reached nearly $70,000 —- seven times the cost of deporting them —- about $70 billion, according to 2016 federal Census data. 

Breitbart News covered a Harvard-Harris poll revealing dreadful immigration news for Democrats. The overwhelming majority of Americans —- 80% —- agree with President Trump’s pro-American immigration agenda. Those surveyed said that legal immigration to the U.S. should be based on skills and merit, rather than the current system giving priority to chain migration, linked to family members already in the U.S.

Democrats have long been hypocrites on fundamental issues of importance to Americans, as we noted in 2012, in our post titled, “Dem gun hypocrites,” demonstrating the double standard of Second Amendment restrictionists, Sen. Chuck Schumer and former Sen. Dianne Feinstein who both have concealed carry permits, but don’t want you to have the same access.

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Miss. Senate victory has AZ implications

November 28, 2018

Trump supporter’s triumph impedes Flake’s tantrums

With the support of President Trump — who traveled to Mississippi to campaign for her twice in a single day — Republican senate candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith easily defeated Mike Espy, a Clinton-era agriculture secretary and former congressman by a vote of 53.9% to 46.1%.

“As the president said, a vote for Cindy Hyde-Smith is a vote for me,” Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said as the returns came in Tuesday night. “Mr. President, I know you may be watching. We just voted for you.”

Hyde-Smith’s victory increases the GOP majority in the U.S. Senate to 53 – 47, giving President Trump the edge he needs for judicial confirmations.

In view of Hyde-Smith’s triumph, lame duck Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake’s obstinate threats to hold up senate nominations in the judiciary committee where he has been a member, make him appear even more foolish. Arizona Republicans are aware the single-term senator and obsessive Trump opponent opted out of running for reelection due to embarrassingly low 18% approval ratings in his home state. He was replaced by far-left radical Kyrsten Sinema, who will be an interchangeable obstructionist for Republicrat Flake when the new congress is sworn in January 3, 2019.

Cindy Hyde-Smith fully embraced President Trump, and her victory is an affirmation of that fact. In 2016, Mississippi supported Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton 57.9% to 40.1%. {Place cursor on linked map to see individual state results.)

Hyde-Smith fills the remaining two years of Sen. Thad Cochran’s term, and faces another election in 2020. Cochran, a Republican first elected to the Senate in 1978, retired in April due to what he referred to as “health challenges.” Gov. Phil Bryant appointed Cindy Hyde-Smith (bio) to the seat.


Sen. Sinema: AZ Republic applauds voting for plumbing over competence

November 18, 2018

Capable women have long impacted Arizona politics, with voters sending Isabella Greenway to Congress in 1932. Lorna Lockwood was the nation’s first female Chief Justice of a state Supreme Court in the 1960’s, Jewel Jordan was elected Maricopa County Sheriff in 1944.  Ana Frohmiller was elected State Auditor in 1926. Read more:

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 the better part of the century, since our 1912 statehood. 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. Until her last day on the job, 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 — serving two terms in that role — after being elected in 1960. Lockwood 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 capable leadership of former state senator, Kimberly Yee.  However, before any of them where ever heard of, Anastasia “Ana” Frohmiller (1891-1971) was elected Coconino County Treasurer in the 1920’s. She became the first woman to serve as State Auditor, an office to which she was elected in 1926. She held that office until 1950 when she ran an unsuccessful campaign for governor against Republican Howard Pyle.

Karan English, Gabrielle Giffords, Ann Kirkpatrick, Martha McSally, Debbie Lesko and Sinema have all been elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. But, Isabella Greenway (1886-1953) preceded them all as Arizona’s first female U.S. Representative. She was elected as Arizona’s sole at-large Representative to the 73rd Congress in 1932. She won reelection in 1934. Greenway Road and several schools are named in her honor.

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. Accomplished Arizona women have ably represented the state long before the word “bi-sexual,” Sinema’s chosen identifier, was ever heard of.


Flaky Flake vows to block Trump’s judicial nominees

November 15, 2018

When it come to disasters facing the United States, we have a tough choice between the thousands of illegal aliens storming our southern border or lame-duck Arizona Senator Jeff Flake. 

Republicrat Flake who was realistically unable to run for reelection due to bottom-dragging 18% approval ratings in his home state, so despises President Trump that even as his days in the U.S. Senate are numbered, he is working with Democrats to undermine the president.

 A member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Flake has vowed to block Trump’s federal judicial nominees in order to assure the continuation of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian collusion into the 2016 presidential election — that after two years has not produced a scintilla of evidence against President Trump, his family or associates. The skullduggery was orchestrated and funded by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee, in association with other unsavory characters. The ‘report’ which came to be known by the intrigued-laced term, “the dossier,” was personally carried to then-FBI Director James Comey by none other than John McCain, a Hillary Clinton supporter. McCain previously referred to Clinton as a “rock starhe could support for president — which he, Flake and their families, no doubt did.

In this video statement from the senate chamber, Flake pompously announced, “I have informed the majority leader I will not vote to advance any of the 21 judicial nominees pending in the Judiciary Committee or vote to confirm the 32 judges awaiting confirmation on the Senate floor until S. 2644 is brought to the full Senate for a vote.”

As Flake showboats in deviation from the GOP majority, the bill is supported by unified Democrats. President Trump, who has repeatedly dismissed the Mueller probe as a “witch hunt,” has steadfastly denied that any collusion with Russia occurred.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other top Republicans oppose the Flake/Coons bill. “I don’t think any legislation is necessary,” said McConnell, who on Wednesday won his effort to remain Senate Republican leader next year.

“We know how the president feels about the investigation, but he’s never said he wants to shut it down,” McConnell stated.

Like his mentor John McCain, who made a career of colluding with Democrats, Flake has partnered on this nefarious scheme with his Frick and Frack buddy, Delaware Democrat Sen. Chris Coons.


Shaking out AZ’s Congressional, Senate, Governor’s races

October 26, 2018

First we’ll start with an undeniable truism. Politics is a thankless pursuit. With early voting underway and Election Day less than two weeks off, it’s a good time to take a look at congressional polling.

To call congress unloved is the height of understatement. National polling provided by Real Clear Politics (RCP), indicates a 72.4% aggregate disapproval rating. Only 19.1% approve of the job congress is doing. Despite the animus directed to those who pledged to — but frequently don’t — represent us, aspirants step up to campaign for the job.

Arizona now has nine congressional districts and the red/blue spread is growing tighter with four of the nine baring liberal fangs. In the Republican corner we have U.S. Rep. Martha McSally (CD-2) now running for the U.S. Senate. Incumbents Paul Gosar (CD-4); Andy Biggs (CD-5); David Schweikert (CD-6); and Debbie Lesko (CD-8). Lesko, the former President pro tempore of the Arizona Senate, is having to run again after winning the April Special Election to fill out a partial term of U.S. Rep. Trent Franks, who retired. Arizonans are fortunate to have these stellar men and women actually representing us.

In the Arizona governor’s race, the last poll reflects less recent stats from October 10, but it’s unlikely the numbers have changed appreciably. Incumbent Republican Doug Ducey is up by at least 15.7%. The televised ads showing Garcia saying he intends to raise taxes, halt construction of the border wall and abolish ICE, don’t play well with voting citizens.

The most recent Arizona Senate tabulations show a tight race, referred to as a “toss-up” between Republican Martha McSally and far-left radical Kyrsten Sinema.

Sinema has deceptively misrepresented herself as “independent, just like Arizonans,” while she’s morphed, chameleon-like before our eyes. Just yesterday she lost the support of the Arizona State Troopers Association, which they never should have given her in the first place. As videos have surfaced showing her disparaging law enforcement, they stepped up and away from her. The RCP trend chart, below the polling, reflects the changing dynamics of the race.

Senate terms are six long years. The potential for monumental damage is real. Democrats salivate at the prospect of hamstringing President Trump, leaving him unable to win confirmation of his judicial nominees or cabinet members, while stifling his agenda. 

Remind your conservative friends to get their early ballots in the mail ASAP. Offer to drive those who may need a ride to the polls on Nov. 6th.

It matters.


Tired of wuss candidates? Steve Ferrara is anything but…

October 19, 2018

A serious candidate with humorous friends

Dr. Steve Ferrara is the conservative running for the U.S. House of Representatives in Congressional District 9. The seat in Arizona’s newest district, created in 2012, has been held by far leftist Kyrsten Sinema, who is now seeking a U.S. Senate post. Seeing Red AZ supports Martha McSally in that race that holds enormous national Implications. A Democrat majority senate would effectively shut down further Federal and Supreme Court appointments made by President Trump, holding him hostage to their political machinations.

Republican Ferrara, new to the political arena, has led a life of remarkable accomplishments. He is facing far left, union-supported former Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, after handily beating his two GOP primary challengers. 

Democrat Stanton, a known tyrant who callously disregards the voices of city residents, pulled a costly fast one as he exited the mayor’s office, ensuring votes from the La Raza open borders crowd, by gifting them $2.4 million in taxpayer funds.

Known for supporting unpopular issues, Stanton even lied about lifting the oppressive food tax as he gave large “retention bonuses” to city employees. When first elected in 2011, he received a congratulatory call from the overjoyed duo, Barack Obama and his Homeland Security chieftain Janet Napolitano.

Despite Dr. Ferrara’s stellar background, a supportive group, “Americans for Badasses in Congress,” are not without a sense of humor as evidenced by this hilarious video declaring him a “badass.” You’ll like him even better after viewing it.  A sense of humor is a saving grace for those who enter the political minefield. This man, a decorated navy veteran and medical doctor, is definitely up to the task. The rest of us are fortunate to have him step forward to tackle issues of importance on our behalf.

Congressional District 9 cuts a swath through central Phoenix making its way through Tempe and south Scottsdale, west Mesa, northwestern Chandler and areas of southeast Phoenix including Ahwatukee. (Map)

Message to Congressional District 9 voters: Remember to vote for Steve Ferrara. It matters.


Untrustworthy Flake hit with damning Biblical analogy

October 4, 2018

…sans 30 pieces of silver

Jeff Flake, Arizona’s “on the skids” senator, has reached the final stage of his political career. Responding in the only way possible to an unprecedented, abysmal 18 percent approval rating in his home state following his first senate term, he took the path of least resistance and didn’t run for reelection. 

Unfortunately, pretentious Flake has neither the refinement nor wisdom to leave quietly. Those character traits are not ingrained in the persona of a man who camped alone on a deserted island in 2011 as an excuse to send out shirtless beefcake photos of himself. The now fawning, Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic was not always such a Flake fan. It referred to him asa coward,“ anda mere politician, no longer a statesman,” when he disappointed them by reversing his stance on amnesty for illegal aliens during a U.S. House campaign. The newspaper needn’t have worried. It was just election based rhetoric that he tossed aside after the votes were counted.

Fast forward to 2018. Now possessed by a virulent anti-Trump mania, Flake is using his remaining time in D.C. fanning the flames set by his Democrat cohorts who are doing everything in their power to derail the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.  When there was nothing of substance to use against the respected federal appellate judge, Christine Blasey Ford, a-less-than-truthful witness sprang forth with allegations dating back nearly 40 years to their high school days. Though she has been caught lying (i.e., her fear of flying was found to be bogus), her memory is fuzzy and no one has corroborated her new-found memories, she has Jeff Flake joining the Democrats, to keep picking at this festering boil.

Make no mistake. What we are witnessing is raw political warfare intended to deny Pres. Trump another appointment to the Supreme Court. In 2016, Flake and McCain both stated they would not vote for GOP nominee Donald Trump.

One of the best assessments of the debacle, is titled,GOP‘s Judas,” by Clarence V. McKee for Newsmax. He nails Flake — as a modern-day Judas Iscariot — who didn’t even get his “thirty pieces of silver” for selling out the GOP Judiciary Committee and Senate colleagues.

This morning, the Senate began reviewing the FBI’s completed report on the allegations.