Ken Bennett, Paul Babeu relocate to run in CD 1

November 6, 2015

Ken Bennett the guitar strumming politico resigned his position as chairman of Republican Legislative District 24 in Phoenix earlier this week to devote more time to his candidacy for the U.S. House in Congressional District 1. Bennett, a former Secretary of State and failed 2014 gubernatorial candidate has recently worked as a lobbyist for the state court system followed by a stint with SDB Contracting Services — but its the political arena that he craves.

The longtime Prescott resident has moved frequently of late as he sought various political posts. Most recently, he has  taken up residency in Maricopa, AZ as he readies for his latest adventure.

Though he announced his intent to seek the congressional seat in July, Bennett’s congressman website remains oddly devoid of any information, though it does have the all-important donation page.

In addition to House Speaker David Gowan, other Republicans in the race are Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, who strolled the Arizona/Mexican border with John McCain in 2010, aiding McCain’s deceitful ‘complete the danged fence” reelection charade. Immediately after the ballots were counted, McCain and Jeff Flake formed the “Gang of Eight” pro-amnesty cabal in which they colluded with the most liberal of Democrats. Marco Rubio, now a presidential candidate, was an eager participant.

Now Babeu has also moved to facilitate his CD 1 race. Only rancher and business owner Gary Kiehne actually has generational roots in the district.

The First Congressional District seat is open since incumbent Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick is running for the U.S. Senate, challenging McCain. Seeing Red AZ strongly supports conservative Dr. Kelli Ward in that crucial senate race.


No news to print? Non-announcements work

November 3, 2015

Christine Jones, who lost the six-way Arizona GOP gubernatorial Primary Election to Doug Ducey by over 20 percent, tells the increasingly devoid of news daily she will not campaign for the 9th Congressional District in 2016. The Congressional seat is currently held by uber-liberal Democrat Kyrsten Sinema, warmly endorsed by the Arizona Republic in 2012.

Referencing CD 9, Jones said, “Although [it] appears eminently winnable, pursuing a seat in Congress at this time is not the highest and best use of my time.”

While she indicated she’d be open to looking at the race again in the future, Jones neglected to say how she’s currently making the “highest and best use” of her time.

We have to hand it to Christine Jones for contriving such a clever political strategy. Few would-be contenders would wait until a vulnerable congressional newcomer is more deeply entrenched before mounting a challenge. Ms. Jones obviously has a plan, as evidenced by her too-late-to-be-a-viable-contender, non-announcement braggadocio. She’s just holding it close to her vest.


GOP leadership collude with Obama, Dems on budget

October 28, 2015

This is why “political outsiders” Donald Trump and Ben Carson are surging

Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) released this statement Tuesday. It came in response to Senate Majority Leader McConnell and lame duck House Speaker Boehner’s budget deal with lame duck President Obama and Congressional Democrats to extend Washington’s failed spending policies another two years.  Cruz called the grand bargain a slap in the face for conservatives and a victory for the Washington Cartel:

“For anyone wondering about the source of the American people’s volcanic frustration with Washington, one need look no further than so-called ‘Republican’ majorities in both houses of Congress increasing the budget and our debt by more than $400 billion. It’s ridiculous, deceitful, and a disgrace.

Make no mistake: the Speaker’s golden parachute is a victory for the Washington Cartel, for the politically connected elite, and for big business and lobbyists who get in bed with career politicians to grow government. Unfortunately, it is a loss for single moms, for Hispanics and African Americans, for small businesses, and for all of those hardworking Americans who can’t afford expensive lobbyists and are hurting the most under the Obama Administration’s failed policies.

No one in Congress who campaigned on stopping President Obama’s runaway spending and debt should vote to advance or pass this golden parachute that gives Obama and Boehner nearly everything they want. This budget completely annihilates the 2011 budget caps, the one successful attempt at spending restraint in the Obama era. We should never default on our debt, but this deal suspends the debt ceiling, saddling future generations with the bill for our reckless spending, while making no meaningful reforms to the programs driving our runaway spending.

President Obama and Speaker Boehner are heading into retirement. Some people get a gold watch. Obama and Boehner are settling for at least $80 billion in additional spending and debt above the budget caps. Unfortunately, our children and grandchildren will be left to foot the bill long after they are gone.”


Hillary: “Bordering” on McBehavior

October 9, 2015

Babeu, Clinton and McCain all shameless reruns

Almost six years ago, Arizona’s very senior U.S. Senator and the Pinal County Sheriff took a stroll along the Arizona-Sonora border. They were, of course, accompanied by TV cameras and campaign consultants.

Sheriff Paul Babeu and Señor Juan McAmnesty were unified in embracing the popular posture of border security, including the senatorial utterance, “Complete the danged fence!

The deceptive duo and Hillary Clinton have a lot in common; doing or saying whatever is politically expedient. As a member of Obama’s administration, Hillary continually praised the flawed Pacific Trade deal. CNN actually counted 45 times she pushed the scheme. But as a desperate candidate lagging in the polls, Hillary now opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) she previously supported, prompting mocking responses from several of her Democrat presidential rivals.

All three of these hypocrites are once again candidates. McCain, who immediately after getting reelected, developed a case of amnesia regarding the fence and instead with his junior senator Jeff Flake, Marco Rubio and contingent of liberals McCain characterizes as “bi-partisans,” put together the amnesty pushing Gang of Eight. Though he will be 80 by Election Day, he’s running for yet another 6-year term.

Babeu shelved his previous congressional campaign when news of his gay romance with an illegal alien and photos he wished he never took, hit the news.  But Babeu is back in the First Congressional District race again, no doubt feeling “sophisticated” voters have become blasé to homosexual exploits since Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner has made such issues trendy.

Babeu’s border buddy McCain abandoned him last cycle after his house playing with now former beau Jose Orozco became too hot for the dodging codger. As he dithers in his dotage, McCain’s  mission is clear: to turn “the world’s greatest deliberative body” into “the nation’s most exclusive Senior Day Care Center,” to give him a place to wile away his time, no matter the consequence to Arizona or our nation. Babeu doubtless aims to one day play house while in the U.S. House.

Despite McCain’s notorious lapses in memory, his sense of political survival never leaves him, The only thing that exceeds that sense of survival is his own shameless hypocrisy. It was on display during that TV commercial in 2010, as he lied about legislation, lied about completing the fence, and established a non-border sheriff with a checkered past as a “border authority.”

A tough primary campaign and $30 million later, once safely re-elected McCain returned to his old ways as we had been warned, sponsoring amnesty for illegals with his infamous Gang of Eight. 

And Hillary? She’s now dancing to the two-step used by McCain in 2010. How else to explain her reversal on TPP? Regardless of her switchbacks on numerous  issues, there is one policy position that Hillary will never abandon— she is all in for amnesty. In fact, recent reports predict that illegal aliens who are illegally registered to vote in the U.S. may give her the margin of votes she needs to win the presidency. They will be joined by John McCain, who has called Hillary Clinton a “rock star” he could support.

Newcomers to Arizona’s political scene need this dose of truth. They won’t get it  in the local media.


Mount McKinley gets Squaw Peaked

September 1, 2015

Obama purges American history to conform to political correctness

Although it’s being configured as restoring the original native Alaskan name, Obama’s politically motivated name change of Mount McKinley to Denali has taken a questionable route all too familiar to Arizonans.

As the story goes, North America’s tallest mountain got its officially recognized name in 1896, when a prospector, William Dickey, was exploring in central Alaska. When he heard the news that William McKinley, a Republican and Spanish-American war hero, had received his party’s presidential nomination, Dickey named the mountain in his honor. The name was formally recognized in 1917. It should be noted that numerous native peoples of the area had their own names for the massive peak.

In unilaterally switching the name, Obama is effectively thumbing his nose at McKinley, the 25th president, who was born in Ohio and assassinated early in his second term. Ohioans have long pointed with pride at the towering Alaskan mountain named for their native son. Ohio’s congressional delegation, both Republicans and Democrats, have reacted angrily, calling Obama’s actions “deeply disappointing” as well as an “insulting political stunt.“ 

Squaw Peak, a popular hiking site and focal point of central Phoenix, received similar treatment in 2003, when New York-born Democrat Gov. Janet Napolitano determined the word “Squaw” was derogatory.  Using ham-handed tactics not previously seen, she ramrodded  through the name change to Piestewa Peak, honoring Army Pfc. Lori Piestewa — a Hopi tribal member killed in the Iraq War. Napolitano waived the five-year waiting period required for posthumous naming to effect the change and her henchman bullied the chairman of the state geographic names board.

Napolitano later abandoned the governorship to join the Obama regime as the ineffectual chieftain of Homeland Security, noted for her blasé retort when frustrated Arizonans pleaded for actual border security: “Show me a 50-foot fence, and I’ll show you a 51-foot ladder.”

Political correctness is a hallmark of the left. Common sense?  Not so much.


Ending birthright citizenship = end to anchor babies

August 20, 2015

The Washington Examiner reports Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call to end birthright citizenship in the United States “could revive a similar proposal in Congress that has never gained traction despite past support from top leaders.” The article cites Democrat Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, (watch him in linked video) and House Speaker John Boehner, (R-OH), who is all over the map on any given subject on any given day. We can count on them for nothing.

Birthright Citizenship is the automatic granting of citizenship to children born to non-citizens within a nation’s borders or territories. The United States and Canada are now the only developed nations in the world to still offer Birthright Citizenship to tourists and illegal aliens. Those children are known as anchor babies since the birth of one on American soil facilitates “chain migration” or the ability of that infant in diapers, usually supplied by your tax dollars, to act as the conduit to bring in the rest of the extended family. It is a preposterous misinterpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment, which rightly granted citizenship to American-born children of African-born slaves freed after the Civil War.

In recent years the practice has been repealed by the nations of Australia (2007), New Zealand (2005), Ireland (2005), France (1993), India (1987), Malta (1989), UK (1983), and Portugal (1981).

The list “Developed Nations” that disallow the practice can be seen  on NumbersUSA along with the list of “Other Nations” that join in refusing to accept the this surefire means of destroying the unifying heritage of a country. The NumbersUSA website also lists the 2016 presidential candidates who support and oppose ending birthright citizenship. Although the post was just updated there are missing candidates.

Seeing Red AZ has written about the issue and its many incarnations as far back as 2010 with the post Anchor babies and “birth tourism” making the news. and Birth tourism” alive and well in 2012.

Americans are increasingly being told what words they can use to describe the worsening situation. “Illegal alien” is an unkind description of those who thumb their noses at our laws while invading our sovereign nation. By 2011, the New York Times explained the term “anchor baby” has been redefined as a slur.

In 2013, we wrote the amnesty supporting Arizona Republic speaks illegalese, followed by Winston Smith: Alive and well at Associated Press, in which we reported that the AP Stylebook was ditching the term “illegal immigrant” as politically incorrect.

America is not yet the totalitarian regime described in George Orwell’s book, 1984. Redefining language is a calculated tool of the left. Don’t fall in line.


Who’s $pending to exert political influence?

August 15, 2015

Record amounts spent by three top lobbying groups in Q2, 2015

On July 20th, filings on federal lobbying expenditures made between April 1, 2015 and June 30, 2015 were due to the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives. MapLight analyzed the 10 organizations that spent the most on lobbying Congress and federal agencies during this time period.

Take a guess which three organizations spent record amounts on lobbying efforts in the second quarter of 2015.

The arrows on either side of this chart, move to the next lobbying group and the amount they spent to influence votes. This compelling site is chock full of intriguing information regarding the money flow.

If you’ve wondered why your members of the U.S. House and Senate aren’t responding to your concerns about such crucial issues as the continuing illegal invasion of our country, the answer can be found on these pages. Let’s face it. Your donations are just too damn paltry. It’s impossible for individuals to compete with the mega-funding of the amnesty-supporting, illegal labor profiteers at the Chamber of Commerce.

Check out some of the bills by clicking on the bill title and compare the funding to the votes. Money talks.

MapLight bills itself as “celebrating 10 years of revealing money’s influence on politics.”  We think you’ll agree they do a bang-up job. There’s even more to find as you nose around the site. Chances are you’ll spend some quality time here.


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