What’s going on with the AZ GOP?

January 3, 2017

It’s time to take back the AZ Republican Party

Frosty Taylor, editor & publisher of Republican Briefs, is a reliable conservative source who has unfailingly gotten essential information out to Maricopa County Republican activists. A former newspaper reporter, her commitment to integrity was honed when that was a career goal of people once known as journalists.

Monday’s Jan. 2, 2017 Briefs is loaded with crucial facts regarding the Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC) Statutory Organizational Meeting to be held Jan 14, 2017 at El Zaribah Shriner’s Auditorium, 552 N 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008. The state GOP Statutory meeting (time and location not yet announced) will follow the Maricopa County meeting on Jan. 28. There are three candidates for AZ GOP Chairman: Briefs has sent identical questions to each of the candidates and will print their responses each day. Jonathan Lines, Frank Thorwald and Jim O’Connor’s replies are available under the Briefs link.

Candidates running for AZ GOP office and Maricopa County Republican Committee office during the January 2017 Mandatory meetings have been asked to submit their bios and positions to help PCs get acquainted with them and their views.

Worthy of note are the shenanigans current State Chairman Robert Graham has been engaging in. SRAZ has written about his deception on numerous occasions. Here is but one example. He is not only establishment, but self-serving and obviously angry that his aspirations to head the Republican National Committee have evaporated before his eyes. Opposing Donald Trump, he takes his marching orders from the McCain/Flake cabal, who both opposed Trump. Additionally, Graham was well aware and likely even complicit in the most recent McCain orchestrated ousting of conservative, elected precinct committeemen.

This upper echelon party effort to systematically remove conservatives from the Arizona party ranks previously made the national news. In 2012, former Sen. Jon Kyl also engaged in these despicable actions against dedicated PCs. 

Be sure to check out  the Jan. 1, 2017 cartoon published by The Arizona Daily Independent, depicting how the Republican Establishment continues to wage war on the party Grassroots, as the GOP syndicate lines up against Jim O’Connor.  The conclusion drawn is, “that means he must be good….”  He is.  Of the three on the list, O’Connor is the one to support.

MCRC candidates announced for the Jan 14 Mandatory meeting election of officers, according to MCRC Nominating Committee Chairman Raymond Jones:

Chairman: Chris Herring and Tristan Manos 

1st Vice Chairman:  Aaron Flannery 

2nd Vice Chairman:  Yvonne Cahill 

Secretary: Cindy Casaus

Treasurer:  Wesley W. Harris 


Propaganda Ministry now a reality

December 27, 2016

The more we learn about the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 the more suspicious it sounds. A bipartisan bill — Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act — sponsored by U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) sounds more than vaguely Orwellian. This too slick Press Release by Sen. Portman raises more questions than it answers, as it extols outgoing president Barack Obama signing this just prior to embarking on his Hawaiian Christmas vacation. 

ZeroHedge writes:

Fast forward to December 8, when the “Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act” passed in the Senate, quietly inserted inside the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Report.

And following Obama’s signing of NDAA on Friday evening, the Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act is now law.

And so, with the likes of WaPo having already primed the general public to equate “Russian Propaganda” with “fake news” (despite admitting after the fact their own report was essentially “fake“), while the US media has indoctrinated the public to assume that any information which is not in compliance with the official government narrative, or dares to criticize the establishment, is also “fake news” and thus falls under the “Russian propaganda” umbrella, the scene is now set for the US government to legally crack down on every media outlet that the government deems to be “foreign propaganda.”

Quick as a wink, the US Ministry of Truth is officially born.

In 2013 Seeing Red AZ wrote about Winston Smith, the protagonist in George Orwell’s best seller “1984.” Smith was employed as a clerk in the government’s Ministry of Truth Records Department. His job was to rewrite historical documents to align with the constantly changing current political deception. Newspeak, a reduced language, became the tool to limit free thought and concepts posing a threat to the totalitarian regime.  Any form of thought alternative to the party’s construct was classified as “thought crime,” “crime think,” or “doublethink.”

Smith’s work included manipulating facts, revising newspaper articles and doctoring photographs to remove “unpersons,” the term used to describe people who had fallen out of favor with the party. We conservatives are “unpersons” to the MSM liberals. But we still have a voice. We need to continue to use it.

When his book was published in 1949, Orwell wrote, “By 2050 — earlier, probably — all real knowledge of Oldspeak will have disappeared.”  He turned out to be a reliable prophet.

On the senate side, guess who sponsored this bill? None other than John McCain. McCain and Flake both voted for S. 2943

H/T Commenter Conservative Since Birth


Charade is over: Obama no longer needs Jewish votes

December 26, 2016

Obama disses Israel with United Nations abstention vote

An angry Barack Obama has taken the gloves off. Having lost his third term with Hillary Clinton’s thunderous fail and incensed that Donald Trump not only won the presidency, but Republicans have secured majorities in both the U.S. House and Senate by commanding margins —  a clear repudiation of Obama and his policies. What better time for Obama to once again give a knuckle sandwich to Israel?

Former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee criticized the Obama administration (video) for the United States’ abstention Friday during a United Nations vote condemning Israeli settlements in the West Bank, according to Fox News Insider.

“This is about evil and good,” Huckabee, a Baptist minister for a dozen years said, “I am just beyond in a seething rage over what this administration has done in its last days… have some just common decency.”

Huckabee called US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power’s abstention during an otherwise unanimous vote condemning Israel “cowardly” and said that her silence was effectively an agreement with the motion. “It basically says to Israel, ‘you don’t deserve to be a nation that has secure borders’,” Huckabee said.

Huckabee said the term ‘settlements’, used by the UN, is a misnomer, as the Israelis are building neighborhoods in land “given to them by the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob” four thousand years ago, as he called the “two-state solution” plan feckless and dangerous, concluding the United Nations has become a “laughingstock.”

Samantha Power, a left-wing native of Ireland, who has advocated for the United States to invade Israel and said that American Jews were too rich and powerful,* was appointed U.S. ambassador to the United Nations by Barack Obama in 2013.  Such outlandish opinions didn’t dissuade Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake who voted in support of her confirmation. John McCain was one of only three of the 100 U.S. Senators who did not vote.

* H/T Debbie Schlussel (bio)


Carjacker tries to hit officer gets care, cop gets admin leave

December 20, 2016

True to form, the local newspaper omits an important detail in describing Reggi Martinez, the 24-year-old identified by Scottsdale police as the carjacker who, after forcing the owner from his car, attempted to run over a police officer.

According to the news report, which includes Martinez’ photo, this lowlife also “led officers on a chase through the city and, at one point, triggered a crash.” He collided with two vehicles in an intersection. 

The criminal received free medical care at a local hospital and a bed and nourishment after being booked in jail.

The news account says the name of the officer who shot at the stolen car — which was aimed at a second officer — has not been released, although the officer has been placed on administrative leave. The officer should be acclaimed as a hero.

What is the need for this abundance of caution resulting in a penalty for the police officer who was trying to keep his fellow officer from being seriously injured or killed?

And Martinez? What the newspaper report omits is his status.  Is he an American citizen, an illegal or one of those unverifiable “dreamers” who give the rest of us nightmares?

Try our nearly seven-year old Primer: How to decipher Republicese. It’s still an invaluable aid in trying to decipher the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic). 


What’s Fox News’ fascination with John & Meghan McCain?

December 14, 2016

How conveniently timed. In less than a week following the Nov. 8, 2016 General Election in which her octogenarian father was reelected to another 6-year senate term, Meghan McCain was named a permanent co-host of “Outnumbered” a Fox News weekday morning show. The theme is to showcase a rotating panel of leggy female commentators, including co-host Harris Faulkner and Sandra Smith — along with one male panelist.  The topic is, of course, politics.

In an example of Fox News’ supposedly “fair and balanced” coverage, while Meghan was just an occasional panelist and in the midst of John McCain’s senate campaign, he was the “outnumbered” male seated alongside Meghan.

But his hypocrisy was on display in this interview (30-second video clip) with Fox News host Neil Cavuto, as ingrate John McCain sarcastically bites the hand that fed him as he compares the network to Vietnam radio propagandist “Hanoi Hannah.”

Like her father, coarse and salty-tongued, the newly glammed Meghan McCain, 32, is an outspoken opponent of Donald Trump. Unlike dear old dad, she wasn’t thrilled with Hillary, either, saying she voted for Independent presidential candidate Evan McMullin. A deep thinker, she authored a whiney “memoir” in 2010 titled, “Dirty Sexy Politics.”

On Tuesday, with the topic of discussion President-elect Donald Trump’s secretary of state pick, “Can Rex Tillerson ease critics’ concerns? Meghan vacillated between sounding as though daddy was whispering negative talking points in her ear piece to getting testy with David Webb, the male guest.

As we noted in “The like totally inane Ms. McCain,” Fox News’ GOP go-to woman only registered as a Republican in 2008 as a surprise Father’s Day gift during what became John McCain’s failed race for President of the United States.


Phx VA hospital scandal occurred under McCain’s nose

December 10, 2016

McCain’s abysmal record with veterans includes disgraced Phoenix VA Health Care system

U.S. Senate elections occur only once every six years — long enough intervals for the vast majority of voters to forget pertinent facts about candidates. This political disconnect works in the candidate’s behalf. As Jeff Flake noted, “The beauty of six-year senate terms is that voters have short memories.” With a ballot full of mostly unfamiliar names and intended to confuse ballot measures that urge yes votes when no would be the better option, and vice versa, it’s a difficult time for busy voters who want to stay engaged, but have scant information. That fact alone accounts for the barrage of mailers and media ads, many purposely intended to deceive.

This bit of background brings us to John McCain, routinely portrayed as the veteran’s best friend. During the Vietnam War, he was held as a POW, returning to the U.S. in 1973. But facts can be pesky things, though this Fact Check is from his 2008 failed presidential campaign, it remains relevant.

During his 2016 senate reelection, we were once again barraged with the octogenarian’s Friend of the Veteran refrain. But the stark headline — “Phoenix VA earns worst ranking” — in Thursday’s edition of the Arizona Republic newspaper tells a different story. McCain is unnamed but undeniably integral to the report. The massive levels of neglect and fraud as patient records were altered to hide their excessive wait times for medical care occurred on McCain’s watch in his own hometown.

The scandal-plagued Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center is about 4 miles from McCain’s 7,000 sq. ft. penthouse condo. For a blowhard like John McCain, that’s spitting distance from his balcony. The newspaper account of the Phoenix VA Health Care System details the abuses. As a reminder, news first broke about the miserable conditions resulting in over 200 veterans dying due to extreme wait times for medical appointments over two years ago. Lab results were “lost.” The facility misrepresented results from patient satisfaction surveys and continued to give incentive bonuses to colluding employees. The truth is the Phoenix VA Health Care system is rated lowest in the nation.

This shocking Oct. 4, 2016 VA Inspector General’s Office Review on Alleged Consult Mismanagement at the Phoenix VA Health Care System found that 215 deceased patients had open specialist consultation appointments at the Phoenix facility on the day they died.

The self-proclaimed veteran’s pal, John McCain has never ventured onto the hospital complex demanding answers from administrators. 


Obama deceives Americans with jimmied unemployment figures

December 7, 2016

Obama regime’s funny math dramatically alters unemployment statistics

Leave it to the Obama-praising New York Times to score another one for the ripper. After the December Jobs Report was released — Obama’s last — the newspaper ran this headline: “President Obama Is Handing a Strong Economy to His Successor.” The report is slavish in its praise for the outgoing president while extensively quoting the chairman of Obama’s own Council of Economic Advisers, saying Obama inherited an economic disaster from his predecessor.  “It was an utterly terrifying time, the likes of which none of us had ever seen in our lifetimes.” He likened it to the beginning of the Great Depression.

Some pertinent facts are missing. Since the Obama syndicate was unhappy with the manner in which unemployment figures were gathered they decided to change the standard by which they were measured.

Those who are unemployed and have given up on finding a job— including people who are so hopelessly out of work that they’ve stopped looking over the past four weeks, are no longer counted as unemployed by the Department of Labor. In the Obama regime’s skewed labor statistics, though you are desirous of work but remain unemployed you are not counted in the deceptive unemployment figures — currently said to stand at a low of 4.6%. At least 40 million Americans fall into that category. If you are working part-time at a job far below your normal salary, you are no longer counted as unemployed. Consider the example of a degreed former exec now selling shoes. If you perform a least one hour of work a week at $20 you are no longer counted among the unemployed.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics began manipulating unemployment statistics after Barack Obama assumed office in Jan. 2008, perfecting the Big Lie into an art form. Despite spending hundreds of $billions on such as his failed jobs program referred to as “shovel ready, (watch Obama joke about it) his green energy failure, the disaster known as Obamacare, the failed stimulus package, manipulation of the housing market and his unprecedented obsessive spending that has brought our national debt to nearly 23 trillion dollars.

Barack Obama and his administration goons have taken a page from Joseph Goebbel’s Third Reich  propaganda handbook: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it…”

Jim Clifton CEO of Gallup Polling wrote this excellent exposé over a year ago when Obama’s unemployment statistics were at 5.6%. His claims have become even more grandiose as he leaves office.

 Ultimately, the American people rose up to elect businessman Donald Trump, who just yesterday called to cancel the contract for the excessively high-priced Boeing $4 billion 747 Air Force One, calling the cost of the plane that purportedly emits less greenhouse gas, “ridiculous.”