Pipe dream of AZ “blue wave” hyped in NC

August 14, 2018

Associated Press’ liberal skew on AZ politics in NC news

In a review of news reports, it was surprising to find that distant Raleigh, North Carolina, has an interest In Arizona’s political scene — or more specifically the attempt to ignite the leftist vote here.  Headlined, “Democrats ramp up political push to win in GOP-heavy Arizona,” the report gives a voice to Democrat desperation, reeling in the face of the election of President Donald Trump.

The skewed news account attempts to present a hopeful outlook — from a liberal perspective — albeit 2,000 miles away.

SRAZ exposed AP’s Stylebook attempts to alter the English language in 2013 in our post,Winston Smith: Alive and well at Associated Press.” At that time we compared the AP’s revisions to George Orwell’s acclaimed book, “1984.”

Nothing has changed at AP.

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Resurrecting John McShadegg?

August 13, 2018

Dissecting the disconnect

In this fawning interview by Arizona Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Glenn Hamer, former Arizona Congressman John Shadegg is talking like a Trump supporter, which should raise the antenna on anyone who pays attention to the state’s political scene.

The Chamber, representing business interests that prefer cheap labor to American workers, has never advocated for a secure border. Illegal labor profiteers have a bottom line agenda that isn’t in sync with conservative voters.

The dichotomy is stark, since President Trump campaigned and won on building a border wall.  Unlike John McCain who strolled the border and talked, with tongue firmly planted in his cheek, about completingthe danged fenceto get elected, Trump meant it. And it wasn’t a “danged fence.”  It’s a secure wall. Jeff Flake, pivoted into the U.S. Senate by McCain and then retiring Jon Kyl, played the same pre-election game. Voters, so tired of his deception that they handed him his head in his hands with an 18% approval rating after a single senate term, caused him to withdraw from his reelection bid.

Deceitful McCain, it should be remembered, immediately after the votes were counted, embarked with his now-lame duck underling Jeff Flake, on constructing not a “fence” but rather the amnesty-bent Gang of Eight, colluding with Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin, Robert Menendez, Michael Bennet —  all open border leftists and a couple of other squish Republicrats,  Lindsey Grahamnesty and Marco Rubio —  in a concerted effort to push amnesty for illegal invaders, yet again. Fortunately this attempt also failed.

While in Congress, Shadegg went on record with the New York Times, 3000 miles from his home congressional district, boorishly insulting Arizonans who desired border security as “xenophobic and intolerant.

It’s generational. John Shadegg’s son, Stephen, worked for McCain and is now managing the senate campaign of the duplicitous Martha McSally, (revealing video) often referred to on this site as Sally McCain.

And Hamer? Prior to joining the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, the former Kyl aide was executive director of the Arizona Republican Party. Immediately after taking the Chamber’s top job, he opportunistically endorsed liberal Democrat Janet Napolitano, then running for governor against solid conservative, Len Munsil. 

Read our exposé, “Glenn Hamer: Heretic betrays GOP again,” with links to substantiating information.

With this background, watch the unctuous Hamer interview:


AZ has a committed partner in Kansas’ governor’s race

August 10, 2018

Kris Kobach has a history aiding our state, despite push back from inept Republicrat Michele Reagan

Nearly a thousand miles away, Kansas is not right around the corner from Arizona, but many of us have been watching the close governor’s race there, with a definite favorite candidate.

Kris Kobach, the current Secretary of State, has many friends here. He was the architect of Arizona’s immigration enforcement bill known as SB 1070, shepherded through our state senate by then-Senate President Russell Pearce. Theirs was a winning coalition of Kobach’s legal expertise — he holds degrees from Harvard, Oxford and Yale Law School — and Pearce’s knowledge of Arizona’s unique situation as the most trafficked southern border portal for illegal aliens. Pearce was ideally placed to get his omnibus legislative package through, until he met with opposition from a pack of RINOs who joined with a united Democrat bloc to derail the legislation. Most of them are now out of office. But Michele Reagan, now running for reelection as Arizona Secretary of State despite numerous election-related calamities — joined the 2011 pack of Benedict Arnolds. Reagan, long known as a Republican of convenience, is being challenged by GOP businessman, Steve Gaynor, who deserves your vote.

Kobach, also a leading authority on election fraud and adviser to President Trump, is now a gubernatorial candidate running against an appointed interim governor vying for election. Though Kobach should have easily slid into the governor’s office with a hefty cushion of votes, his lead is razor thin. At last check of voter tallies, he was ahead by only 91 votes. Kobach, whose office is in charge of overseeing elections, has recused himself from the vote count.

The radical left, open borders media despise Kobach, whose wealth of experience and knowledge of the issues riles them. In turn, they have pummeled him with deceptive hit pieces posing as news reports. Here are a sample of the biased headlines:

L.A. Times: Trump endorses Kris Kobach, an immigration firebrand, in Kansas GOP governor’s race

Washington Post: Trump endorses anti-immigration hard-liner Kris Kobach in Kansas GOP primary

Kansas City Star (editorial): Kris Kobach is twisting the truth about undocumented immigrants at Kansas universities

 Mother Jones (gives new meaning to the word “liberal”): Kris Kobach, Nativist Son —  The legal mastermind behind the wave of anti-immigration laws sweeping the country.

 Esquire Magazine: Kris Kobach Is a Bad Lawyer, a Great Fearmonger, and an Even Better Grifter

Get it? This partial list of leftist skew explains the reason for the tight race, which should have been a cakewalk for Kobach.

Follow Kris Kobach on Twitter.


Nat’l Primary elections: “Blue Wave” fails to materialize

August 8, 2018

Close elections show Republicans there is work to do

There’s no denying Ohio 12th District Special Primary Election was a squeaker, but with 100% of the precincts reporting, Republican Troy Balderson — holding 50.2 percent of the vote — has been declared the winner. Democrat Danny O’Connor carried 49.3 percent.

Obviously, the margin should have been bigger. This Green Party nutcase candidate actually siphoned votes in the election, telling more about far left voters than him.

Democrats have little to run on. During the campaign, O’Connor repeatedly vowed not to support Nancy Pelosi as House Speaker. Acknowledging their own disgraceful leadership is what liberal have in their arsenal.

Under President Trump, the national economy has surged, Unemployment is at an 18-year low — with historically low unemployment among minorities. Three million jobs have been created, workers have seen the highest boost in their pay in a decade, as three million working class families have benefited from Trump‘s tax cuts, resulting in record high consumer confidence. Second quarter growth was four percent.

Another race of interest is Kansas’ Republican gubernatorial Primary Election —- another close call that should show a much wider margin. Secretary of State Kris Kobach, well known to Arizona conservatives for his work on SB1970, is leading sitting Republican Gov. Jeff Colyer by 191 votes.

Keep your fingers crossed for this decent and intelligent man who has tackled voter fraud and illegal immigration.

Vox provides an overview of all of Tuesday’s primaries, with updated numbers.


Justin Olson goes solo in new ACC campaign mailer & Update

August 5, 2018

In what appears to be a political divorce, Arizona Corporation Commissioner and candidate Justin Olson who was running as a team with Tom Forese for two open seats, now appears to be going it alone. Though their names appear jointly on campaign signs, Olson is sending a clear signal with his new mailer.

Timed to arrive with early ballots, the full color fold-over not only provides his résumé, but also includes endorsements from three AZ congressional members under the heading “Our conservative leaders agree, Justin Olson is the right choice for Corporation Commissioner.”  Forese, who first announced for state treasurer before switching to this race, has vanished.

Make no mistake, SRAZ strongly supports conservative Jim O’Connor. In a crowded field rife with liberals, Justin Olson who has sound credentials can ably fill the second seat.

Olson is a former state legislator who lost a 2016 primary challenge to Congressman Andy Biggs, who is now supporting him. This past year, he was appointed to the ACC by Gov. Ducey to fill a vacancy, and is currently running for a complete term.

The importance of this race cannot be overstated. The Corporation Commission, which regulates and sets rates for public utilities, is in dire need of ethical members to fill the two open seats. This is no place for Democrats, several of whom are in the race.

Rodney Glassman a political chameleon now purporting to be a Republican, previously ran as a Democrat for the U.S. Senate and for chairman of the Arizona Democrat Party.  Glassman is a political opportunist who has no concept of ethics.

Monday, August 13, 2018:

Roadway signs are appearing with only the name of Justin Olson, touting his endorsements by former state treasurer Jeff DeWit — now the chief financial officer for NASA —  and U.S. Rep. Debbie Lesko. Tom Forese has clearly been dropped like a hot rock.

 


Jim O’Connor, GOP candidate for Corp. Comm. scores ace endorser

August 3, 2018

Jim O’Connor is running for a seat on Arizona’s Corporation Commission. He’s a conservative with a professional résumé that clearly makes him a stand-out for the job. Check out his Issues page in which he decisively defines his objectives.

Foremost among its many duties, the Arizona Corporation Commission regulates utility rates. Integrity, which has been lacking in this important commission, is the paramount consideration. There is no question O’Connor posses that key quality. Running as a Clean Elections candidate, he refuses to take campaign contributions from utilities or those associated with them.

O’Connor is also uniquely accessible, posting his contact information on his website.

In a crowded field of candidates competing for two seats on the Arizona Corporation Commission, it’s clear why he’s scored big, winning an endorsement from Arizona’s conservative former congressman and media commentator, J.D. Hayworth.


McSally’s border wall double talk can’t con Lou Dobbs

August 1, 2018

Martha McSally’s appearance (illuminating video) on Fox Business‘ “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” clearly defines why she’s known as Sally McCain.  Her lack of commitment to constructing the border wall she deceptively alludes to in her campaign ads is reminiscent of her mentor John McCain’s infamous stroll along Arizona’s southern border with then-Pinal County sheriff, deceptively promising toComplete the danged fence” Immediately after the ballots were counted, McCain, Jeff Flake, Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin along with four other RINOs and liberals, joined together on the Gang of Eight, another of his career-long amnesty schemes.

Dobbs takes none of McSally’s glib double talk on the topic, as she repeatedly yammers about a “border wall system.” Dobbs swiftly clarifies that President Trump has promised a border wall — not a system — and pointedly tells McSally to stop speaking over him.

In an email sent to her supporters, Dr. Kelli Ward, who McSally is challenging for Arizona’s open Senate seat writes:

“Yesterday I met with the editorial board of the Arizona Republic with my opponent Martha McSally. Overall it was a very positive experience — I had the chance to spread our message of America First and discuss some of the most important issues of the campaign.

But McSally never ceases to floor me… our meeting confirmed she’s still totally out of touch with conservative voters.In discussing the construction of a much-needed wall along our southern border, McSally emphatically said, “I don’t know why you guys get so caught up on the word ‘wall’.”

No, I am not kidding… the woman is running for U.S. Senate in a border state and she doesn’t comprehend the overwhelming support for President Trump’s Wall. This is why I’m running. I’m in it to win and support the Wall for Arizona and the United States.

You see, my opponent never supported any of the President’s America First immigration proposals — in fact, she’s supported the opposite. When we refer to McSally as Martha “McAmnesty,” we mean it… in addition to opposing the Wall, McSally voted for amnesty multiple times as a sitting member of Congress.

And let’s not forget that the massive $1.3 trillion budget-busting omnibus spending bill that McSally so “proudly” supported back in March didn’t include a single penny for our southern border wall.”

Today’s edition of the newspaper, employing blatant deception and regarding us as easily duped fools, headlines the meeting with the editorial board, “Republicans McSally, Ward trade jabs in heated debate” —- when in fact, there was no debate. And Joe Arpaio, who celebrated his 86th birthday three months ago, didn’t even bother to show up.

Dr. Kelli Ward, a physician, former two-term state senator, military wife, and mother, is the eloquent conservative in this critically important upcoming U.S. Senate Primary Election, which might explain why Martha McSally and Joe Arpaio refuse to participate in actual debates — denying Arizona voters the ability to see, hear, and compare them. Ward’s campaign donation link is alongside this revealing video. Unlike Martha McSally, Kelli Ward relies on supporters, not open border lobbyists who fund McSally’s ubiquitous, though deceitful, TV ads.

Watch ‘McSally is a McFaker,’ as she tries and fails to con Lou Dobbs: