Jeb! at 4%: Bushwhacked!

October 3, 2015

Buh, buh, buh…I’m heir apparent Jeb Bush

The latest Pew Research Center survey is not good news for the dynasty-based presidential aspirations of Jeb Bush. According to its latest poll released Friday, Jeb! has skidded to 4 percent in the 2016 Republican presidential campaign field. Donald Trump leads with 25 percent, while Dr. Ben Carson comes in second with 16 percent.

The polling group rightly concludes Republicans now prefer ‘New Ideas’ to ‘Experience.’

Slick speakers, Carly Fiorina and Marco Rubio, increasingly seen by citizen voters as McCain allies and weak on the critical issue of illegal immigration, are in single-digit land, tied at third place with 8 percent.

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Jeb Bush’s funding partners raise troubling questions

October 1, 2015

Carson’s donations coming from average Americans, front runner Donald Trump is self funding

Patrick Howley, writing for Breitbart* exposes the disturbing connections between Jeb Bush’s oil shipping business — which is partly financed by far leftist billionaire George Soros’ Chinese business partner and protégé Chen Feng. The well-researched report is deserving of attention. 

If we’re known by the company we keep, there is no question Jeb! has some explaining to do. It will take an abundance of his practiced glibness to address these associations.

John McCain has more than a passing interest in Soros, which we reported in “John McCain cavorts with pal George $oros” in Jan. 2014.  Soros, according to WND, has been revving up McCain’s personal economy for over a dozen years!  As the intertwining becomes clearer, it’s no mistake that McCain has been complimentary regarding GOP establishment pick Jeb Bush‘s potential.

Here (must watch commercial first) Jeb Bush compares himself and his waning presidential campaign to John McCain, saying McCain won the Republican Primary even as his own campaign was faltering eight years ago. The crucial detail Bush omits is that winning the Primary is only half the battle.  It’s winning the General that matters. McCain’s short lived Primary victory ultimately gave us Barack Obama.

Marco Rubio, cut from the same cloth, is the slick-talking, pro-amnesty Gang of Eight member, who continues to join forces with John McCain. Most recently they aligned in bizarrely blaming Islamic terrorism on oppression.

Meanwhile, last night, just hours before the close of the third-quarter fundraising period, Ben Carson’s campaign announced he has raised more than $20 million during the last three months — doubling the $10.6 million he collected during the previous quarter.

The soft-spoken Christian neurosurgeon and political newcomer has converted rising polls numbers into hard cash. His aides said he has collected more than 600,000 donations since he launched his exploratory committee in early March. Carson has engaged average Americans, who are contributing to and fundraising for him. His campaign manager called Carson’s surge, “The new reality.”

* H/T SRAZ Commenter Saguaro Sam

Candidate donation solicitations speak McVolumes

September 30, 2015

Earth to candidates: We won’t be your “friend” unless you show conservative credentials

As the FEC deadline for the third fundraising quarter approaches tonight, political activists have been inundated with donation solicitations from candidates. There are the low-key requests and the fever pitched, agitated pleas — packing messages of doom unless the money rolls in.

The winner for employing the most desperate begging has to be Jeb!, who has had his wife, other family members and now his son trying to raise cash from the folks. His haughty sounding PAC, “Right to Rise,” speaks to his idea of expected ascendancy. The lobbyists are on board, but are getting edgy at his mostly single digit polling numbers.

George P., the Texas Land Commissioner and the latest Bush-in the-political-dynasty-wings, is begging on behalf of his seriously plunging dad. It won’t help. As SRAZ commenter, State Delegate so succinctly noted recently, Jeb is ready for the “political embalming fluid.” McCain has been complimentary regarding Jeb Bush‘s potential, which could account for his use of the word, ”Friends” in his solicitations.

Marco Rubio, the slick-talking, pro-amnesty Gang Of Eight member, who continues to join forces with John McCain in blaming Islamic terrorism on oppression, has a not-so-novel approach to his appeals for cash. Rubio addresses his prospective donors as “Friends.”

Why would any candidate seek to emulate this?

Donald Trump, able to self fund, is not imploring his followers for donations.

Dr. Ben Carson wisely addresses his supporters as “Fellow Conservatives,” as he talks about the dangers of political correctness which “prevent us from speaking honestly about our challenges, our differences and our culture.” This brain surgeon knows a thing or two about how the human mind functions.

He’s undoubtedly keenly aware few of us enjoy being so presumptuously addressed in McCain-speak.

AZ GOP establishment, past and present party on — for the party

September 24, 2015

Portrayed as a reception in support of the AZ GOP, it doesn’t take a clairvoyant to recognize what the Oct. 20, gathering thousands of miles from Arizona at the members only Capitol Hill Club is actually about. At this tony soiree, held in Washington, DC, the local Republican hoi polloi can’t even hope to make the guest list. It’s the esteemed lobbyists and PAC contributors whose presence and checkbook is requested. The rest of us need to stand at the ready to pound campaign signs and go door-to-door in 115° delivering campaign materials and getting the vote out. We also get to stand like sheeple and applaud when those we put in the swank offices along the Potomac enter a room.

Featuring Gov. Doug Ducey and AZ GOP Chairman Robert Graham,  co-hosts include the entire AZ GOP delegation: Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake and AZ U.S. Reps. Trent Franks (CD-8), Paul Gosar (CD-4), Martha McSally (CD-2), Matt Salmon (CD-5), and David Schweikert (CD-6).

There is even an honorary host committee including a host of formers — U.S. Reps. Jim Kolbe, now a lobbyist, John Shadegg, also lobbying and former Sen. Jon Kyl, who currently works for the powerful D.C. lobbyist/law firm Covington & Burling.

There will be a gala closer to home in affluent Paradise Valley, but don‘t count on being invited to that high dollar Oct. 17 event either. It’s in a gated community, specifically intended to keep out the riff and the raff. Besides, chances are good you didn’t rate an invitation. Bet these guys did.

Carly Fiorina unmasked as McCain, Hillary supporter

September 23, 2015

Honesty, reliability and conviction carry more weight than slick speaking skills

As GOP candidates surprisingly soar, others who were topping the polls just weeks ago suddenly plunge and abandon their campaigns as we witnessed Monday with the unexpected exit of Gov. Scott Walker and previously, Gov. Rick Perry. We are told that Dr. Ben Carson is irreversibly wounded for having the temerity to utter what most Americans believe. In a calm display of  conviction, he didn’t back away from his words.

For too many Americans, the debates have become entertainment, not a measure of credibility or a means of evaluating positions on crucial issues. Those who have mastered the art of presentation, such as Marco Rubio and Carly Fiorina, are thrust into the forefront via media hype, and apathetic citizenry passively accept the latest political flavor of the day.

Conservatives must not allow themselves to be lulled into trusting either Rubio or Fiorina. Both are skilled public speakers. And both have strong ties to the treacherous John McCain. Just two years ago, Rubio collaborated with McCain, Jeff Flake and a cabal of liberal Democrats as a member of the amnesty-pushing Gang of Eight. Like flagrantly opportunistic candidate McCain, who suddenly wanted to “complete the danged fence” in an effort to win votes, and Flake  — who mastered the same deceptive campaign tactics — candidate Rubio has momentarily abandoned his pathway to citizenship position with the same goal in mind.

And Carly Fiorina, a onetime economic adviser to, and high dollar campaign bundler for, John McCain?  Trusting Fiorina is risky business. Her newly acquired conservative stripes are painted on with water based pigment, guaranteed to run in the other direction if she wins.

Dr. Kelli Ward for US Senate: The right medicine for AZ

September 22, 2015

It’s time to replace John McCain — he deserves a rest and we deserve representation

Since most of us were not able to be in attendance to hear state Senator Kelli Ward at the Pima County Republican Club last week, here is a great opportunity to listen to her presentation and view her interaction with attendees, as she gave forthright answers to their questions. She has been traveling the state, meeting the voters and getting her message out

Check out Sen. Ward’s impressive bio here. Her Issues Page contains no double talk. The Lake Havasu City conservative Republican, currently representing Legislative District 5, is mounting a challenge to Sen. John McCain, who is running for his sixth 6-year term. First elected in 1982, he will be 80 by Election Day 2016 and nearly ninety if elected and were to serve out the term.

Seeing Red AZ strongly supports the candidacy of Sen. Kelli Ward and has written numerous posts about her: Here are a few:

 Feb. 27, 2015: AZ 2016 U.S. Senate race takes bright, right turn

March 14, 2015: McCain vulnerable in 2016: All eyes on Sen. Kelli Ward

May 21, 2015: Sen. Kelli Ward: Conservative leadership AZ needs in DC

June 6, 2015:  Breitbart takes note of Sen. Kelli Ward; McCain fares badly

July 14, 2015: It’s official! Dr. Kelli Ward announces for U.S. Senate

H/T Video courtesy of Tillmann News Information

Gov. Scott Walker suspends campaign, raising question

September 21, 2015

Does the GOP electorate actually want an outsider in the White House, making the tough decisions in these uncertain times?

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has terminated his presidential campaign as his poll numbers continued to plummet from an 18%  lead in May.

The accomplished governor who successfully fought out-of-control unions, implemented conservative reforms, slashed Wisconsin’s unemployment rate to 4.6% and became the only governor in American history to survive a 2012 recall election — actually garnering more votes and a higher percentage than in his 2010 election — suspended his campaign today.

Republicans appear to prefer people with no government experience running the government during these precarious times. Dr. Ben Carson, Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina continue to generate enthusiasm and see their numbers surge.


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