Phx. Dist. 3 runoff election: Dirty tactics pay off for Stark

March 15, 2017

This is not just an election with consequences to those residing in District 3.  All Phoenix residents will be jeopardized by the votes that Debra Stark and the Democrat majority cast

Although the daily newspaper, clearly supportive of liberal Debra Stark, attributes her victory over Chris DeRose in Tuesday’s Phoenix City Council Dist. 3 runoff election to her focus on “quality-of-life issues such as repairing city infrastructure,” the facts speak for themselves.

Stark, the short-term interim appointee ran one of the dirtiest campaigns in memory, on par with John McCain’s blatant deception. Her numerous mailers repeatedly referred to author and former prosecuting attorney Chris DeRose as “a fraud” who “cannot be trusted.” One of the mailers posed as a legitimate tabloid size newspaper using the masthead, The Phoenix Press. It had sections labeled news, community, local, opinions and even a page devoted to entertainment, featuring an inane, self-serving crossword puzzle. The costly “newspaper” was a union effort on her behalf — the firefighter’s union — which has close ties to Democrat Mayor Greg Stanton.

Stark, also a Democrat,  was appointed to fill a vacancy on the council when Republican Bill Gates resigned to run for the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. In his new perch, Gates remained silent during the campaign, not aiding his would-be successor in the north Phoenix district.  Councilmen Sal DiCiccio and Jim Waring both stepped up to endorse DeRose as did Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, Attorney General Mark Brnovich, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery and Congressman David Schweikert. Corporation Commissioners Tom Forese and Bob Stump, and House Majority Leader Steve Montenegro all endorsed Chris DeRose.

DeRose, who ran a quality, issues oriented campaign, opposes sanctuary city status for the City of Phoenix. Debra Stark, who slickly voted to table the issue until after the election, has denied her affinity for this disastrous equivocation.

So what went wrong in this GOP majority district? Traditionally city elections are low turnout affairs. This one for a single district was destined not to generate much interest. Unions turn out the vote. Women often vote for women. Voters don’t pay close enough attention to the issues. The result? Republicans are now in the minority on the city council of the capitol city of red state Arizona.

The grand hoax is that the mayor and council represent non-partisan positions. Everyone knows that charade to be nothing more than a political pretense. Debra Stark presents a stark example of the sham.

Continually updating election results can be seen here.

Seeing Red AZ has previously written about this District 3 City Council race:

March 6, 2017: Mudslinger in Dist. 3 Council runoff has familiar fingerprint

Feb. 16, 2017: Phx City Council runoff: Why it’s crucial to elect Chris DeRose


Boots on the Border Act is just that…an act

March 14, 2017

Monday slipped by so quickly, we forgot to recognize “National Napping Day.” What better way to commemorate the occasion, albeit a tad late, than with the contorted political dreams of the McFlake Duo?

Their 2013 amnesty promoting Gang of Eight scheme failed. That was the one where John McCain and Jeff Flake colluded with a couple of other RINOs and four committed liberals, who were all to happy to have such useful co-conspirators promoting their vision of a permanently inflated Democrat voter base.

McCain and Flake’s  latest bit of trickery, still lacking a bill number, is known asBoots on the “Border Act of 2017.” It even comes with its own glossary on Page 6, in the event English isn’t your primary language.

It’s an “Act,” to be sure. The only reason Arizona’s dysfunctional senate duo needs “boots on the border” is to avoid stepping in the BS they spread around about “border security” each election cycle when they fear their own job security is threatened.  Since Jeff Flake and his mentor John McCain refused to endorse the Republican presidential nominee and flatly stated they would not vote for Donald Trump against Hillary Clinton, they are now scurrying to repair their self inflicted damage.

Who can forget Jeff Flake throwing the AZ Republic for a loop, when he changed his mind on amnesty?  The newspaper went apoplectic, calling Flake‘s comments “jarring“and saying he was “ no longer a statesman,” but had morphed into a “politician.“ The rest of us knew it was just politics speaking and he’d do a switcheroo right after the ballots were counted.

John McCain strolled the border with Pima County Sheriff Paul Babeu in 2010, and called for completing the “danged fence.” That was also a pre-election hoax.

Then there was Mr. Comprehensive Immigration Reform himself, then-Sen. Jon Kyl magically transforming into a border security hawk, just preceding the 2006 election. Once elected, it was back to funny business as usual.

National Napping Day is a reminder that we better not be caught napping as Jeff Flake and  his deep-pocketed lobbyist PACs begin their assault on reality. Ads are already running telling us to call Jeff Flake’s office and thank him for his commitment. He refuses to hold face to face town hall meetings with constituents, opting for sanitized telephone meetings with call screeners instead. We’ve witnessed Arizona senators and their “Act” long enough. The opportunity to act will be in our hands in 2018. We’ve been skunked by political frauds for years. Help elect conservative Dr. Kelli Ward.


Orrin Hatch afflicted with McCain contagion

March 12, 2017

U.S. Senate seats grasped by gnarled fingers

America’s founders envisioned a citizen legislature in which senators and representatives would serve their country for a short time and return to private life. Here in Arizona we’ve witnessed the obsessive lust for power that has rendered octogenarian John McCain unable to gracefully retire. Equally as troubling are his political enablers who fall prey to lobbyist financed campaign deceit and reelect him.

Now Utah’s Deseret News confirms that 83-year-old Sen. Orrin Hatch — certain that no one else is up to the task —  is planning to run for an eighth 6-year senate term. You do the math.

During the 2012 election Hatch vowed that his current term would be his last. But unable to relinquish power, he’s changed his mind. “I’m planning on running right now,” Hatch told CNN. “That’s what my current plans are.” Hatch has been quoted as saying, ”I’m tough and strong and I have the usual infirmities that anybody my age has, but nothing stops me. I don’t think I’m ready to give up the ghost yet.”

It’s chilling to realize that Hatch, the most senior Republican senator, is third in the line of succession after the Vice President and Speaker of the House to the President of the United States in his role as Senate President Pro Tempore.

Octogenarian-senator-in-training Jeff Flake also pledged to term-limit himself to three two-year terms during his first Congressional campaign in 2000, but later smirked while admitting, “I lied.” He stayed in the House until Sen. Jon Kyl retired in 2012, and then barely squeaked into the senate by 3 points. He’s running for a second six-year term in 2018.

A staunchly pro-amnesty McCain lackey Flake is known for saying “the beauty of six-year senate terms” is that the voters have short memories.  

Jeff Flake has been in Washington, D.C. so long he’s forgotten the symbol of the Republican Party is the elephant — noted for it’s long memory. 

Flake, an unwavering Trump antagonist, is being challenged by conservative Dr. Kelli Ward. She needs our help to counter the perks of incumbency. Get on-board. It’s time to stop enabling Republicrats and their decades-long terms.

In 2015, Channel 3 reported Jeff Flake was the most unpopular Senator in the nation. Arizonans deserve better.


Obama’s shadow government is a reality

March 5, 2017

Dems hypocritically engage in mind-boggling double standard

It is not a matter of coincidence that President Donald Trump is being hampered at every turn.  There has been a concerted effort to marginalize the businessman — not a politician — since he first entered the Republican presidential primary.  It intensified when he won the GOP nomination over 16 other candidates. But when his dedicated supporters handed scandal-plagued liberal icon Hillary Clinton a massive loss on Election Day 2016, it set the disbelieving left reeling. Not only have they and their media cohorts not recovered, they are working double time to undermine President Trump. This is not a ragtag group of malcontents. It is being led by Trump’s predecessor Barack Obama and his clique, who began working to retake control before Inauguration Day.

Since taking office, Trump’s advisers and cabinet picks have been brutalized by the colluding media. His wife and family have been subjected to vicious onslaughts both personally and professionally. Unable to relinquish the reins of power, Obama has moved into a mansion within close proximity to the White House and Capitol. In a recently reported bizarre move, Loretta Lynch his longtime confidant and former Attorney General has taken up residence in the Obama’s home. This is not an inconsequential ménage à trios, but a strategic repositioning of the left. The  household is ground zero for what they expect will be a thunderous, albeitbloody and deadly(one minute WND video) rebirth of radical liberalism.

The recipient of leftist billionaire George Soros’ funding, Obama has started “Organizing for Action,” closely aligned with the disruptive “Indivisible Project” protest movement. Its training manual instructs on effective opposition strategies to any policy or appointment put forth by President Trump. They also are the disruptive forces overtaking many GOP congressional town hall meetings. Breitbart provides chilling excerpts from the training manual. Joel B. Pollak, writing for the site also presents an expanded version of what conservative radio host, lawyer and author Mark Levin  refers to as “police state tactics”  to undermine President Trump. Levin implores Congress to investigate Obama’s “Silent Coup” vs. Trump.

Both of these links are imperative reading for American citizens who desire to preserve our liberties for future generations. It’s not an exaggeration to say we are at a dangerous crossroad,  aided and abetted by a media intent on collapsing the meteoric rise of Donald Trump — who is fearlessly fulfilling his campaign promises and just last week knocked the wind out of Democrat House and Senate members with his masterfully eloquent speech to the joint chambers.

The opposition yammers about meetings with the Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, hypocritically neglecting to remember the actions they describe as impeachable or worthy of taking down the U. S. Attorney General were actually engaged in by numerous Democrat senators and Obama himself.  As President, Obama hosted the high-ranking Russian at the White House nearly two dozen times. Katie Pavlich writing for Townhall includes the stellar list.

There are clearly two sets of standards. Gird your loins, America.  We’re in for a rough ride.


Pres. Trump addresses congress 7p.m., Libs lie in wait

February 28, 2017

President Trump will address a joint session of Congress at 7 p.m. (AZ Time) 9 p.m. (ET) this evening, Feb. 28. But rather than courteously listening to his proposals, the Democrats are reportedly planning disruptions and bringing guests whose presence is intended to be provocative.

The same Democrats who peevishly boycotted Trump’s presidential inauguration are choosing to be on hand for his first address to Congress one month into his presidency. They will fill the gallery with refugees, Obamacare advocates, Second Amendment restrictionists and others who play into their agenda.

Trump’s theme will be the renewal of the American spirit. His address will focus on public safety including defense, increased border security, a strong commitment to veterans, and economic opportunity including education, job training, healthcare reform, jobs along with tax and regulatory reform.

All major networks are expected to carry the address, which can also be live streamed here.

It’s a good bet Nancy Pelosi’s leftist guest list will likely pale in comparison to the egocentric Hollyweird crowd and D.C. political class who have made denouncing the President of the United States their life’s work. Does anyone actually care about the opinions of vacuous celebs who earn their living by memorizing words written by others, emoting and reciting them while being coached by a director, and getting a good share of your ticket prices if you still go to the movies?  They spew their venom towards Republicans at any opportunity, but couldn’t even get the title of the best motion picture right.

Republicrats who run under the GOP banner, but publicly declared they would neither endorse nor vote for Donald Trump when he was the GOP nominee and continue to insult him as president are no better.

Cheer President Trump from your favorite chair as you listen to his speech this evening.  He’ll know we’re there. We put him in the White House despite the left’s predictions. (video)


Chicago illustrates repudiated Dems losing strategy

February 27, 2017

These ain’t your grandparent’s Democrats

Chicago is a case study in what extreme Democrat politics has wrought. It’s Barack Obama’s adopted hometown, where he served a stint in the state senate before filling a vacant U.S. Senate seat. Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich was convicted of and is serving time for, among other things, attempting to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Obama after his 2008 election as president. 

Chicago is where the Obama’s attended for twenty years the Afro-centric church led by America-hating Rev. Jeremiah Wright. He and Michelle were married and their daughters were baptized by the same Jeremiah Wright who cursed America. Chicago is where Obama kicked off his presidential campaign in the living room of Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, a husband and wife team of convicted domestic terrorists.

None of it mattered to the party faithful.

The city of Chicago has been led by Democrat mayors since Methuselah was a tot. Since 1999 mayoral candidates run under the same “nonpartisan” subterfuge as they do in Phoenix. They are still Dems. A couple of Whigs were elected in the 1800’s.

The city is now run by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Barack Obama’s former chief of staff who has overseen more violence than generals in war zones.

Chicago’s WGN-TV reported on the escalations of murders this year over last. In January there were 51 murders in the city. There were 234 shooting incidents and 299 shooting victims, 8 more than in January 2016. This bloody carnage includes child victims of the gangsta thugs.

Rational minds would think it was time to give the boot to extremist liberal ideologues such as Jeff Flake’s former congressional cohort, Luis Gutierrez, who paid his lobbyist wife over $300,000 from campaign funds.  His daughters also were on the payroll. This sterling character is the one who publicly thanked now-Sen .Jeff Flake for helping him “turn more red states blue.” They are longtime amnesty buddies.

We’ve saved the most recent liberal insanity for dessert. Townhall serves upUnreal: Chicago Names City Street After Terrorist.”

Aldermen (Councilmen) approved a measure to name a city street after Oscar Lopez Rivera, the founder of the Puerto Rican terror group FALN, which was responsible for 120 bombings and armed robberies in the U.S. during the ‘70s and ‘80s that killed nine and injured hundreds of others. Terrorist Lopez Rivera’s 70-year sentence was commuted by Barack Obama in the days before he left office.

“Discover the Networks, a guide to the political left,” has devoted a fact-filled page to Gutierrez.

 


Illegals or vets: Who gets McCain’s attention?

February 26, 2017

The plight of U. S. military vets who were enticed with cash bonuses to sign up for extra tours of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan a decade ago is making the news as the Pentagon is demanding the vets repay the enlistment bonuses. The enticement of $15,000 or more was given as an incentive when the military was struggling to fill its ranks.

Soldiers say the military is reneging on 10-year-old agreements and imposing severe financial hardship on veterans whose only mistake was to accept the bonuses.

In 2010, after reports surfaced of improper payments, a federal investigation found that thousands of bonuses and student loan payments were given to California Guard soldiers who did not qualify for them, or were approved despite paperwork errors.

Last October, the Los Angeles Times reported on the devastating impact on nearly 10,000 soldiers who have been ordered to repay the substantial enlistment bonuses, or be slapped with interest charges, wage garnishments and tax liens if they refuse.

Some high ranking Guard officers were charged and convicted after pleading guilty to filing false claims resulting in $ millions in payouts. But instead of forgiving the improper bonuses, the California Guard assigned 42 auditors to comb through paperwork for bonuses and other incentive payments given to the soldiers, a process that was finally completed last month. The National Guard Bureau, the Pentagon agency that oversees state Guard organizations,  has acknowledged that bonus overpayments occurred in every state at the height of the two wars. 

Arizona National Guard members were not immune to this debacle. This past Friday, the Arizona Republic reported on Ashley Christopher, 33, who finds her world turned upside down, after being forced to sell her home to try to repay the bonus she received.

Amnesty proponents John McCain and Jeff Flake are going to bat to help the so-called “DREAMers”  foreign nationals who are currently 35 years of age or younger and claim they were brought here before they were 16 years old by their parents who illegally invaded the United States. Verifying how many came as babes in arms or ably propelled themselves over the border last year at age 34 is impossible to substantiate. We need to call this farce what it is: Stealth Amnesty. It is also a liberal “dream” come true, lacking any means of verification while permanently swelling the ranks of the Democrat Party.

McCain chairs the Senate Armed Services committee. He should be directing his efforts toward American National Guard members who are being threatened by the Pentagon to repay reenlistment bonuses they signed up for in good faith.

John McCain’s abysmal record with veterans is well-known and recently evident during the Phoenix VA hospital scandals, which occurred right under his nose. Why does he choose to allow illegals to capture his attention?