AZ ballot deception exposed in U.S. House hearing

October 8, 2021

It’s not often SRAZ links directly to another site as in this post, but today is an exception, not just for substantiation, but in an ardent quest for the truth.

The important link to Conservative Treehouse aka The Last Refuge, is definitely worth your time:

During Testimony Maricopa County Officials Admit to Deleting 2020 Election Data to Avoid Election Subpoena.” The videos featuring AZ CD-5 Congressman Andy Biggs are excellent — and very revealing. Integrity is a disinfecting bright light, all too rare these days in D.C.


Dying newspapers seek taxpayer bailout, AZ dems onboard

August 22, 2021

Death also sells as obits drive readership with aging demographic

‘America’s Newspapers’ is an advocacy group attempting to keep a dying industry alive. It’s efforts are not geared to presenting a balanced view of the news, but rather continuing the leftward skew that brought us the cataclysmic Biden administration.

The urgency is on full display in this desperate article: “Your help is needed to help ensure passage of Local Journalism Sustainability Act.” This is a democrat sponsored bill that seeks to bail out dying newspapers through a series of three tax credits. Taxes, of course, are paid by hardworking Americans who do not have the option of choosing where their money goes, especially when democrats are pushing for its confiscation and select the ultimate goal…in this case, the furtherance of a failing industry that has been replaced by modern technology just as the crank wall phone was by that nifty gadget in our pockets. It’s ironic that ‘America’s Newspapers’ admits that obituaries are a driving force of readership. With an average obituary price of $500, this provides local newspapers with $6 million in potential obituary placement revenue.

Rest assured the House Bill has a companion Senate Bill. One of its trio of sponsors is none other than Arizona democrat Sen. Mark Kelly. Money flows easily to him from his dealings in Communist China and through his associations with Socialist billionaire George Soros.  Newt Gingrich, the former U.S. House Speaker who led the Republican Revolution,  wrote this enlightening exposé, “Mark Kelly, Hunter Biden and the Chinese Communist Party’s Influence,” in Oct. 2020. The facts remain the same.

The first tax credit works to incentivize annual subscriptions to local papers that primarily produce content related to local news and current events and can also be used for non-profit publications. The second is a five-year credit for local newspapers to employ and compensate journalists. The last of the three tax credits is a five-year scheme that incentivizes small businesses to advertise with local newspapers, as well as local radio and television stations. All of these machinations are intended to bolster the left and the most radical candidates.

The House version H.R. 3940 is sponsored by retiring Ann Kirkpatrick. She opportunistically moved out of AZ-CD 1, after losing the seat.  Now a short-termer in Southern Arizona’s AZ-CD 3, this is her parting shot as she leaves the congressional district over 200 hundred miles from her Flagstaff home after going into rehab following serious falls from her acknowledged alcoholism.

A shockingly blatant single page explanation giving a smooth overview of the giveaways can be read HERE.

View the full text of Senate Bill 2434. Be aware the key sponsors are all democrats, including AZ Sen. Mark Kelly, who finds nothing too reprehensible to stoop to. Kelly’s lucrative business deals with Communist China displays the fact that money means more to him than U.S. national security.


$1.2 trillion infrastructure scheme passes senate aided by GOP defectors

August 11, 2021

“Massive spending, massive deficits, massive expansion of the welfare state is tyranny.”   — Mark Levin

In what can only be described as a day of fiscal infamy, on Tuesday the U.S. Senate voted 69-30 to pass the 2,700 page $1.2 trillion infrastructure scheme. Nineteen turncoat Republicans joined all 50 Democrats to pass the fiscally irresponsible bill, which is integral to passing the democrat’s $3.5 trillion plan that is no longer limited to updating roads, bridges and tunnels. This massive overreach includes taxing Americans for every mile they drive, skyrocketing prices for goods and services, increasing nanny state government dependence, and of course, climate initiatives. Stanley Kurtz, writing for National Review, exposes Biden’s plan to abolish single family zoning, which dems classify as “exclusionary.” It’s just the tip of the treacherous iceberg.

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office reports the $1.2 trillion bill would increase federal budget deficits by $256 billion over 10 years.

These are the 19 Republicrats who voted with democrats:

Roy Blunt, Missouri

Richard Burr, North Carolina

Shelley Moore Capito, West Virginia

Bill Cassidy, Louisiana

Susan Collins, Maine

Kevin Cramer, North Dakota

Mike Crapo, Idaho

Deb Fischer, Nebraska

Lindsey Graham, South Carolina

Chuck Grassley, Iowa

John Hoeven, North Dakota

Mitch McConnell, Kentucky

Lisa Murkowski, Alaska

Rob Portman, Ohio

James Risch, Idaho

Mitt Romney, Utah

Dan Sullivan, Alaska

Thom Tillis, North Carolina

Roger Wicker, Mississippi

Republicrats who voted for the bill — which no voting senator likely read — including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, should all be held accountable during the midterm elections. Passivity will only embolden them. Former President Donald Trump urged defeat of the bill that is the precursor to radical leftist N.Y. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez’ Green New Deal and will burden future generations with insurmountable debt.

The bill expands paid family and medical leave, while funding child care. It creates universal pre-K and tuition-free community college, and extends household tax credits passed during the COVID-19 pandemic. It lowers the Medicare eligibility age and expands benefits to include dental, vision and hearing. Also included is the expansion of green energy and curbing climate change through business tax incentives and polluter fees.

The infrastructure plan seeks to replace the electric grid with the goal of putting the U.S. on a path to 100% carbon-free electricity by 2035.

Welcome to the United States without the leadership of President Trump.


U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar sponsors 10-year moratorium on immigration

July 27, 2021

As the Biden administration dismantles the border wall President Trump was erecting along our southern border, allowing unparalleled numbers of illegal aliens to enter the United States, Arizona Republican Congressman Paul Gosar, D.D.S. (CD-4) is doing more than shaking his head in disbelief. Be sure to read the explanatory statement he has issued after introducing legislation providing a 10-year moratorium on all immigration into the United States. Gosar’s bill is H.R.4643.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) provides the latest number of what it euphemistically refers to as ‘Criminal Noncitizen Statistics’ for Fiscal Year 2021. In addition to the crime of illegally invading our country, these are people who have a history of criminal convictions — often multiple convictions — ranging from homicides, drug trafficking, sexual offenses, deadly drunk-and-wrong-way drivers and numerous categories in-between. Unaccompanied minors are often transported by depraved pedophiles who continue their obscene criminality once here.

During May and June of this year alone, nearly a half million illegal aliens were encountered by CBP. These numbers peaked during the COVID-19 pandemic, yet the illegals are neither detained nor checked for the virus as they are transported across the United States for resettlement. The statistics for FY 2021, are mind-boggling with 1,277,722 illegal entries up to June.

Arizona is fortunate to have a resolute patriot such as Congressman Paul Gosar addressing the harsh realities to which too many others turn a blind eye.


AZ’s U.S. Senate race: Jim Lamon can defeat Mark Kelly

June 21, 2021

Political experience can be a plus, vacillating while deciding where to land next is opportunism

After mulling entering the governor’s race, term-limited Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has announced his intent to run for the U.S. Senate, challenging radical leftist and Second Amendment restrictionist Mark Kelly. Democrat Kelly won a special election to fill the vacancy created following the death of Sen. John McCain. He is now running for a full six-year term, a terrifying concept since Kelly is a less than sterling character, who has forged a tight friendship with Barack Obama — the manipulator behind the Harris/Biden curtain — and enriched himself through his dealings with Communist China. Kelly has already amassed $6,009,088.59 according to the April FEC quarterly report.

Last cycle he out-raised Joe Biden who was running for president. Ask yourself why money was flowing into his campaign and who would benefit by his election.  Kelly’s Socialist benefactor George Soros, facilitates Kelly’s fundraising through his over 206 U. S. sub-rosa organizations. Act Blue, which has hosted D.C. fundraisers for Kelly, isn’t on this list. Kelly’s campaign ads slickly omit the word “democrat.”

Mark Kelly, AZ Dem senate candidate wanted ex-wife jailed,” is chock full of information, and definitely worth your time. Kelly’s former astronaut colleagues blasted him in an op-ed.

Meanwhile, former President Trump has called Brnovich “lackluster,” and accused him of  “doing little” in dealing with Arizona’s  election audit. Brnovich responds with his obtuse go-to reminder that he’s the son of Yugoslavian immigrants.

In an effort to generate support among MAGA loyalists, Brnovich is finally taking on his national counterpart, U. S. Attorney General Merrick Garland on issues relating to Arizona’s election audit. Read his letter here.

As his term concludes, Brnovich has also remembered the Second Amendment, suddenly attempting to draw a contrast between himself and gun control activist Mark Kelly. In a pre-election alliance with Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, Brnovich is participating in a coalition of 24 states to uphold the Second Amendment at the U. S. Supreme Court. They are urging the high court to review a New Jersey law that limits magazine capacities and requires gun owners to surrender certain magazines to law enforcement. The Second Amendment was not previously a front burner issue for the bearded Brnovich.

These recent moves are calculated to coincide with Brnovich’s senate campaign.

We urge our readers to learn more about AZ GOP Senate candidate Jim Lamon, a constitutional conservative and Fortune 500 solar power executive whose successful business, employing 1,600 locals is headquartered in Arizona. He is right on the issues and not a termed out, vacillating politician hustling his next gig.


Sen. Manchin ditches dems on H.R. 1: Partisan legislation “will destroy” democracy

June 7, 2021

In this Op-Ed featured in the Sunday edition of the Charleston Gazette-Mail, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) left no uncertainty as he announced he will vote against the democrats’ 886-paqe, fraudulently named For the People Act.” He also declared he will oppose either weakening or eliminating the filibuster, believing partisan voting legislation “will destroy the already weakening binds of our democracy.” Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, a democrat, has schizophrenically been on both sides of the far-left power grabbing legislation. Mark Kelly (D-AZ), up for reelection, has kept his bald head down on this massive overreach, hoping no one will notice.

Sen. Manchin, who has remained popular with his constituents, previously served as West Virginia’s governor (2005 – 2010) and secretary of state (2001 – 2005).

The Heritage Foundation explains how H.R. 1 would federalize and micromanage the election process, imposing unnecessary, unwise, and unconstitutional mandates on the states. This is crucial information. Not a single Republican supports this power grabbing bill.

Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Illinois) described the bill as “for the politicians, not for the people,” illuminating its built-in public funding of campaigns mechanism, among other egregious overreaches. He stated, “This bill is an infringement of states’ rights to administer elections. Unfortunately, H.R. 1 was written without any input from the election officials and administrators who actually have experience running elections and without consultation with Republicans.”


Biden berates AZ democrat Sen. Sinema

June 2, 2021

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) is also the object of Biden’s ridicule

Joe Biden is not happy and is blaming Arizona democrat Senator Kyrsten Sinema for his angst. She shares the blame with West Virginia democrat Joe Manchin. While Biden didn’t specifically name them, it was clear the duo is on the receiving end of his ire as he insinuated they align themselves more with Republicans than their own party.

“I hear all the folks on TV saying, ‘Why doesn’t Biden get this done?’” he asked, narcissistically referring to himself by his own last name. “Well, because Biden only has a majority of effectively four votes in the House and a tie in the Senate, with two members of the Senate who vote more with my Republican friends.”

Biden appeared to be alluding to the democrat election rigging scheme known as H.R.1 consisting of nearly 900 pages, that would, among other things, expand mail-in and early voting and require automatic voter registration, while restricting rights.

First, let’s cut to the chase. Compliant Biden doesn’t have Republican friends. He obediently takes his marching orders from Barack Obama, who recently admitted that the Biden administration was a continuation of his own, as reported in the Washington Examiner.

Arizonans don’t mistake Sinema for a conservative, despite the fact that she has steadfastly rejected leftwing calls to end the Senate filibuster.

“When you have a place that’s broken and not working, and many would say that’s the Senate today, I don’t think the solution is to erode the rules,” Sinema said. “I think the solution is for senators to change their behavior and begin to work together, which is what the country wants us to do.”

That’s a fact.

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 President of the Senate. He was first elected to congress in 1976 as a democrat. After voting for Pres. Reagan’s tax cuts in 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.


Trump takes AZ AG Brnovich to woodshed

May 26, 2021

Jim Lamon, a Fortune 500 exec has announced for Arizona’s U.S. Senate seat, challenging Mark Kelly

Even hiding behind a mass of Rasputin-like facial hair, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich hasn’t escaped the notice of former President Donald Trump. And in true Trump-style, he hasn’t been reticent in describing the AG.

Trump urged “The lackluster Attorney General of Arizona, Mark Brnovich, to get on the ball and catch up with the great Republican Patriots in the Arizona State Senate.”

“As massive crime in the 2020 Election is becoming more and more evident and obvious, Brnovich is nowhere to be found,” Trump chastised. “He is always on television promoting himself, but never mentions the Crime of the Century, that took place during the 2020 Presidential Election, which was Rigged and Stolen.”

Trump added: “Arizona was a big part and Brnovich must put himself in gear, or no Arizona Republican will vote for him in the upcoming elections.”

Brnovich is now considering challenging democrat Sen. Mark Kelly in 2022 after initially considering a run for governor.

It took being the third top spender nationally for far leftist Mark Kelly, aided by Socialist billionaire George Soros’ Act Blue, to defeat Republican incumbent Sen. Martha McSally in the November 3, 2020 special election for Arizona’s Senate. Kelly, an anti-Second Amendment proponent, filled the rest of the 2017-2022 term left vacant after the death of John McCain who won in 2016.

The adage, ”Money talks” rings true. Across the board, 88 percent of congressional races were won by the candidate who spent the most.*

According to FEC filings, between Jan. 1, and March 31, 2021 Mark Kelly, who forged a tight friendship with Barack Obama, and enriched himself through his dealings with Communist China, has amassed $4,417,688.93.

Political ads introducing Jim Lamon, identifying himself as a conservative outsider, have been flooding media outlets and even our mailboxes. He has announced for Arizona’s U.S. Senate seat. A Fortune 500 executive with more than 30 years’ experience in the engineering and construction of large-scale power plants, Jim Lamon is the Founder and Chairman of DEPCOM Power, headquartered in Arizona. In an article titled, “The Power of Giving Back,” CEO Magazine covered him in 2019. Take time to read it and acquaint yourself with an impressive man.

*Center for Responsive Politics


Mark McCloskey, representing us all, announces for U.S. Senate

May 19, 2021

Republican Mark McCloskey made his campaign announcement on Fox News’ Tucker Carlson’s show Tuesday evening. The Federal Election Commission’s website shows “Mark McCloskey for Missouri” is registered, and a website, mccloskeyforsenate.com, seeks campaign donations.

Incumbent Missouri Republican Roy Blunt has announced he would not seek a third term.

If the name Mark McCloskey sounds only vaguely familiar, a bit of a memory jog is in order. Last July, he and his wife, Patricia, both Missouri lawyers, responded to a mob of several hundred Black Lives Matter marauders who initially broke down the barrier to a private residential street in the St. Louis suburb where they lived. Then, after hearing a commotion they saw the thugs, some armed, break down their private iron gate and congregate in their yard issuing threats.

As they watched the trespassers advancing through their property toward their home, the McCloskey’s grabbed their firearms and headed outside to confront them. Rioters, copying other anarchists across the nation, were using the death of newly martyred, multi-incarceration criminal George Floyd, to destroy swaths of St. Louis, burning buildings and looting stores.

Mark McCloskey said he feared his home was going to suffer a similar fate, and felt he needed to act to protect his family and property. He said the protesters were coming toward his house and didn’t stop until he displayed his AR-15, and his wife pulled out her pistol. McCloskey said both safeties were engaged on their guns. The rifle was later seized by police during a search.

The protesters with the guns told them they “were next” as the McCloskey’s demanded that they leave their property. Police did not respond to the couple’s calls for help, nor did the property’s private security. The couple felt they were on their own. The protesters even threatened to kill the couple’s dog. 

“Not a single person in the out-of-control mob you saw at our house was charged with a crime,” Mark McCloskey said. “But you know who was? We were.”

Video of the incident drew the attention of then-President Donald Trump, and the McCloskey’s were invited to speak at the 2020 Republican National Convention.

SRAZ covered the criminal invasion here, including background on Soros-funded — by nearly $200,000 — St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner, whose office filed felony charges against the couple, and the comments in support of the McCloskey’s by Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt.


RINOcrat Liz Cheney deservedly dumped from House leadership & Update

May 13, 2021

U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), fueled by a peculiar and unrelenting Trump-hatred, has veered off the political cliff into wing-nut land. This was part of her latest rant, as she addressed the U.S. House chamber that was devoid of Republicans, who had taken a hike rather than give her words credence.

“We must go forward based on truth. We cannot both embrace the big lie and embrace the Constitution. I will do everything I can to ensure that the former president never again gets anywhere near the Oval Office,” adding, “Freedom only survives if we protect it. We must speak the truth. The election was not stolen. America has not failed.”

Truth? President Trump has the solid support of nearly 75 million American voters who cast their ballots for him. Neither former President Trump nor his patriotic supporters ever claimed American “failed.”

Cheney was elected from Wyoming’s At-Large Congressional District, assuming office in 2017. Her current term ends on January 3, 2023. That date should also mark the end of her political career. According to the Wyoming Secretary of State voter registration statistics, as of January 21, 2021, there were 209,231 registered Republicans compared to 51,227 democrats.

Cramping her aspirations in the red state, House Republicans voted to remove Cheney as chair of the Republican Conference on May 12, 2021.

This McLaughlin & Associates poll conducted in January indicated only 13% of general election voters would vote to re-elect Cheney. Her re-election score drops to 10% among Republicans and 6% among Trump voters. It’s a certainty those numbers have plummeted even lower in the intervening months.

UPDATE:

On Friday May 14, House Republicans elected Rep. Elise Stefanik, (R-N.Y.), as their conference chair, replacing Cheney. Stefanik won by a vote of 134 to 46. Long regarded as a “moderate,” Stefanik became a vocal Trump supporter in recent years.