CD 8 Special Election candidates strut their stuff

February 15, 2018

Conservative District not lacking candidates  — but not all are conservative

The 2018 Congressional District 8 Special Election to fill the West Valley congressional seat left vacant by U.S. Rep. Trent Franks’ resignation is almost upon us. The Primary Election for the seat will be held Feb. 27, and the General Election takes place April 24, 2018.

Primary and  General Election Information can be found here. With a full slate of aspirants in this race, it likely won’t be a cakewalk for anyone so pay attention and make your vote matter. The retread Fido-type who runs for anything is back. Someday Claire Van Steenwyk might even catch a car. It’s doubtful he’s going to go to D.C.

There is a skirmish brewing between former state Sen. Steve Montenegro and former Graham County Sheriff Richard Mack, who is calling into question Montenegro’s view on the national popular vote. Montenegro, endorsed by popular conservative Franks, vigorously denies the charge.

Former state Sen. Debbie Lesko was Senate President Pro Tempore prior to entering this race.  Phil Lovas, an early Trump supporter, appointed to fill a legislative vacancy, left that post to run. Former Corporation Commissioner Bob Stump has been endorsed by conservative U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar.

 It’s a crowded field with 13 Republicans (one of whom has already withdrawn) and 3 Democrats.

Chad Allen  (touts co-endorsement with far left Democrat on liberal blog)

Kevin Cavanaugh (withdrawn)

Brenden Dilley

Stephen Dolgos (website “coming soon,” but with a donate page )

David Lien

Debbie Lesko

Phil Lovas

Richard Mack

Steve Montenegro

Bob Stump

Clair Van Steenwyk (ego driven, perpetual candidate promotes his online radio show)

Christopher Sylvester (support for border wall hinges on entire population of CD8 demanding it)

Mark Yates

SRAZ has omitted the links to those we deem non-viable candidates, lacking any significant prior Republican party involvement or conservative credentials.

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Absent McCain partners with another Dem on amnesty

February 6, 2018

McASS hits the fence

The staff of Arizona’s Senior Senator (ASS) turn to Twitter (like the President he so reviles) to announce the latest effort to push through what they refer to as a “bi-partisan immigration compromise.”

This is what comes out of an office on auto-pilot, run by mostly left-leaning ideologues:

One of the last times John McCain was seen on the banks of the Potomac was July 28, 2017, for the senate vote to repeal Obamacare, which was delayed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell until ASS could participate. He entered the chamber, and seeking maximum effect, dramatically thrust his thumb down in a manner emulating Roman emperor Caligula, denying life to pleading gladiators in the Coliseum.  What was known as the “skinny repeal” was dealt a devastating blow, and failed with his stunning, decisive vote, in which he joined the unified Democrats and two other traitorous RINOs Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins.

The duplicitous McCain campaigned on building “the danged fence,” (video) that he now refuses to include in his last ditch amnesty scheme, that grants U.S. citizenship to nearly 2 million DACA illegals who claim they were brought here as children by their invading parents. There is no means of verifying their declarations and the upper age includes those 36 years of age and younger. As we’ve previously written, those repeatedly described as “kids” could well include “30-something” grandparents.

McCain began his efforts to increase the Democrat voting bloc by partnering with Ted Kennedy. This has remained his signature issue over decades. McCain and Jon Kyl  pushed for amnesty. He and Jeff Flake formed the Gang of 8, another amnesty scheme that undermined our national security. That effort included committed leftists Chuck Schumer and Dick Durbin and squish Republicrats. Brietbart News names them all and provides a backdrop to this charade.

 The ultimate effect would be to permanently place liberals in power without securing the border or doing anything of significance to halt illegal immigration. Now the ailing and absent McCain is magically partnering with Delaware Democrat Chris Coons on yet another amnesty scheme, minus funding for the wall he supported as a ‘say-anything-to-win’ candidate.  Trust McCain and his surrogate staffers, now in charge of his senate office, at your own peril.


Insufferable libs can’t get past their venomous anti-Trumpism

January 31, 2018

President Trump radiates optimism in State of the Union speech

Liberals who dominate the media were ensuring their anti-Trump rhetoric stayed front-and-center in advance of President Trump’s first State of the Union address Tuesday night.

This is the hateful spew  erupting from New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow as he warned others not to use the term “presidential” to describe Trump’s exceedingly presidential speech.

President Trump called for strength and unity and issued a robust defense of American exceptionalism. Referring to his newly implemented tax reforms and the benefits they have already made possible for individuals, families and businesses, he reminded the American people, “There has never been a better time to start living the American Dream.”

As the camera scanned the scowling Democrats, the entire membership of the Congressional Black Caucus sat on their hands refusing to celebrate the lowest recorded black unemployment.  Hispanic unemployment has also reached historically low levels. Obviously they don’t want either our president or the country to succeed.

A CBS poll released following the State of the Union tells a different story. Americans who watched the speech gave it a 75% approval rating. 65% said the speech made them proud. Black-clad and dour, Nancy Pelosi looked shell-shocked as cheers repeatedly filled the imposing chamber responding to President Donald J. Trump‘s outline of accomplishments and plans for the future.


Globalist claims USA slips in the eyes of the world

January 24, 2018

Although no one likes us, they all want to come here

The U.S. News and World Report article begins with a large dose of high drama, describing the mood on the international conference call at the beginning of this month as somber as Ian Bremmer, self-anointed president of the political risk consulting firm Eurasia Group, prepared to list off top global dangers in the coming year. Trump-hating Bremmer, who has created a niche career for himself, began with this:

“If we had to pick one year for a big unexpected crisis — the geopolitical equivalent of the 2008 financial meltdown — it feels like 2018. The reasons are many, but the most prominent causes for global insecurity stem from U.S. President Donald Trump’s move away from global leadership, and China’s eagerness to fill the perceived vacuum.”

This quote provides an insight of  Bremmer‘s globalist stance: “In a time when so many challenges transcend borders, the need for international leadership has never been greater. We are told that “Trump shocks and divides the world.”

According to Bremmer, “Donald Trump pledged to “Make America Great Again.” The world thinks he is doing the opposite.” To no one’s surprise, the report’s highest disapproval rating goes to President Donald Trump.

Consequently, according to Bremmer’s Eurasia Group, the United States slips in this year’s U.S. News’ Best Countries ranking, dropping to the No. 8 spot. Topping the list are countries such as Canada, Germany and Sweden with increasing Muslim populations and liberal immigration policies that are rendering their native cultures to second class status. Oddly, Japan, which has national policies restricting immigration made the list.

Muhammad has replaced William in the top ten most popular boys’ names in England and Wales, according to the U.K.’s Independent newspaper.

As in 2017, Canada remains the No. 2 in the survey. Germany, as it was in 2016, is perceived as the most powerful country in Europe – surpassing the U.K. to place at No. 3 overall, while the U.K. drops to No. 4.

Meanwhile, demanding “dreamers” who want noting more than to be granted amnesty, followed by full citizenship and voting rights, create a nightmare for Americans.

Disneyland, which bills itself as “the happiest place on earth,” is the latest battle ground for the DACA./dreamers, a band of wild illegals who think waving Mexican flags, screaming obscenities and trying to shut down access to the famed amusement park, will win them support as they blast, “No dream! No deal!” When Barack Obama pushed his illegal executive order through after repeatedly saying he couldn‘t, he sat in the White House and had Democrat House and Senate majorities, but took no further action. President Trump has no obligation to honor this purely political absurdity with unverifiable claims they are all “kids” who were brought to the US by invading parents. Claimants can be up to 36 years of age. The ultimate goal is increase the number of Democrat voters by millions.


McCain: Incapable of doing job, lacks grace to retire

January 21, 2018

Who’s McCain’s ghost writer?

To the casual observer, it appears John McCain has been very busy. Though seriously ill with what his Mayo Clinic doctors describe as an “aggressive form of brain cancer,” he continues to weigh in on D.C. issues and place the blame for government intransigence squarely where he thinks it belongs — on Republicans.

We are led to believe octogenarian McCain has become a prolific writer as he recuperates from the unrecoverable and deals with the debilitating side effects of the therapy he‘s been receiving, which often returns him to the hospital. He tweets and writes commentaries like this one imploring President Trump to stop attacking the press — ignoring the fact that it’s the same leftist press that eagerly prints his own condemnations and has waged war on the president since before his inauguration. McCain also has his name attached to a globalist vantage point op-ed that appeared in The Economist, titled, “The World in 2018”: Defending the Liberal World Order.That’s a title we couldn’t make up. The article reeks of  the influence of billionaire Socialist One Worlder George Soros, a generous McCain funder who despises national borders.

McCain’s senate office, which was issuing intermittent updated health reports, has been silent, though CNN reported in mid-December that he was described as increasingly frail.

One of McCain’s last public acts was the intentionally theatrical and spiteful thumbs down vote he cast against Republican efforts on the “skinny repeal” of Obamacare. The senate balloting was delayed in anticipation of his much needed vote. Sick or well, McCain is a showboating antagonist who continually colludes with Democrats against the party under whose banner he has run for nearly four decades.

McCain has missed important votes and key staff members are leaving for more secure positions. He obviously isn’t writing commentaries or spending his days tweeting. The charade by his well-intentioned  staff does him no favors. The chances of him returning to the senate are slim. Arizonans deserve representation. Gov. Doug Ducey, whose own election carried the GOP syndicate’s endorsement, including McCain‘s, would be in the odd position of appointing a successor to the man he has known since he moved to Arizona in 1982 to attend ASU and went to work for Hensley & Co., Cindy Hensley McCain’s Anheuser-Busch distributorship.

Even given the awkwardness of the situation, it’s imperative to fill the seat with a Republican who can show up for work. John McCain recently had the newly renovated Terminal 3 at Phoenix’ Sky Harbor International Airport named for him by the Democrat majority Phoenix City Council. Now he could show some reciprocal decency to the taxpayers who funded that extravagant gift and let them have the senate representation they deserve in an environment where very vote counts.


Is Martha McSally getting cold feet,ditching senate race?

January 4, 2018

It sounds like Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is acting as proxy, making McSally’s withdrawal announcement from the US Senate race for her

This message was in this morning’s incoming email box: 

Subject: Another kind of battle
Date: January 4, 2018 at 7:43:26 AM MST

GOVERNOR SCOTT WALKER

(First name of recipient)
Congresswoman Martha McSally is a strong, battled-tested leader. Literally.

She was the first female fighter pilot in American history to fly in combat and to command a fighter squadron in combat.
Now she is facing another kind of battle:
Running for re-election in Arizona’s hotly contested Second District.
Congresswoman Martha McSally is smart, focused, experienced, and being targeted for defeat. She is facing a very tough re-election in a district Hillary Clinton won by 5 points in 2016. Add to that the fact that Senator John McCain’s 2016 Democrat opponent actually MOVED down to Southern Arizona to run against Martha.

Pundits are already predicting it could be one of the closest House races in the country in 2018. Martha won her seat in Congress by just 167 votes in 2014 and Democrats desperately want to flip this swing seat.

This race has national implications and we need to keep Martha in Congress fighting for a safe, strong, and secure America.

(Donate buttons)

Martha is the only female GOP veteran serving in the United States House of Representatives, where she is a strong advocate for our conservative agenda.

She is not just a Congresswoman, she is a national hero.
Martha is focused on national security and keeping our country and communities safe – which is not surprising given her military background and the fact that she hails from a border state. She is leading the fight to secure our borders and defeat ISIS.

A staunch fiscal conservative, Martha is committed to getting our fiscal house in order. She supports initiatives to bring the cost of college down so it isn’t bankrupting students and their families – not unlike what we have accomplished in Wisconsin.

Stand with conservative fighter Martha McSally today.

Majority control of Congress is at stake and I urge you to support Martha McSally in her re-election battle. Support Martha McSally right now with $10, $35, $50, $100, $175, $250, or more.

Thank you,
Scott Walker

Paid For By McSally For Congress, Inc.


AZ Republic’s leftism goes full frontal

December 31, 2017

The Hillary-endorsing, amnesty-supporting, left-wing Arizona Republic, much like the amoral biblical Salome, has provocatively dropped its final veil but misses the mark as a seductress. Those still reading the undisguised pap and taking it seriously continue to dwindle. With layoffs and buyouts of longtime editors and reporters, the failing newspaper relies on ASU Cronkite students to keep the political prostitute on the street.

The latest effort trotted out as an editorial is titled, “Arizonans to help lead the way in 2018.”

Mentioned first is Juan Ciscomani, a Mexican native, and aide to Gov. Doug Ducey, described as instrumental in “mending Arizona’s relationship with Mexico.”

Ted Cooke, the general manager of the Central Arizona Project, is described as a “major player in the water wars.” Just last week, the same newspaper referred to the Rio Salado Project as John McCain’s legacy. The parched desert of Arizona suddenly has enough water to make everyone a player. Arizona natives were taught it was the state’s first U.S. Sen. Carl Hayden, who got the ball rolling long before McCain carpet-bagged into the state.

Gov. Doug Ducey is King of the Hill, with nary a rival in sight. But where does he go when he’s termed out. With unpopular Jeff Flake opting not to run in 2018 and McCain seriously ill with brain cancer, there will soon be two senate seats up for grabs. No one expects Ducey to abandon the governorship to grasp at the golden ring, but stranger things have happened. Congressional District 8, Trent Frank’s undisputed stronghold, is also now available since his recent surprise resignation. Watch for high stakes political musical chairs not previously seen.

Next comes the poser regarding tax raising, liberal Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton: “Can he go national?” asks the editorial, “Kyrsten Sinema took what should be a perennially contested district, Congressional District 9, and made it a safe seat for Democrats. But now she is running for U.S. Senate.” Not mentioned is bisexual atheist Sinema’s radical past. The former Green Party candidate is now a beloved Democrat. The newspaper is pinning it’s hopes on Stanton, referred to as a “proven vote getter,“ taking the CD 9 seat. When elected mayor, Stanton received a joint congratulatory call from Barack Obama and Janet Napolitano.

CD 2 Rep. Martha (Mc)McSally, a McCain ally, has also announced for the senate. Mysteriously missing from the senate lineup is Dr. Kelli Ward, a family practice physician and former two-term member of the Arizona senate. Despite garnering national support, her conservative credentials have made her a non-person to the newspaper’s far left editorial board.

 U of A’s President Robert Robbins made the list. He should sue for defamation of character after being compared to ASU’s flamboyant Michael Crow who favors illegals over Arizona students.

 Daniel Valenzuela, a longtime union leader and Kate Gallego, who was defamed by minorities for not being a minority despite her name, now rate the headline “More firsts in Phoenix.” The newspaper describes them as potential mayoral candidates both coming from the”Democrat rich” city council.

The newspaper is salivating. Conservatives have their work cut out for them.