Why is a leftist billionaire targeting Arizona?

February 17, 2018

The troubling answer is inept AZ GOP leadership

It’s campaign season and fundraising is an integral part of the equation. It takes money for candidates to get their messages to the voters. We get that.

What is perplexing is the latest missive from AZ GOP chairman Jonathan Lines. You know the one we mean. It’s the AZ GOP Daily Update! The salutation of which he inexplicably opens with an ill-placed exclamation point and then goes on to declare it, “The Only Official Newsletter of the Arizona Republican Party!” (There’s that pesky misplaced exclamation point again.) Wonder who he’s taking pot-shots at? Could be the actual daily, fact-filled Maricopa County GOP  newsletter most conservative precinct committeemen read, that includes otherwise not seen insider information including calendared meetings and events?

Lines obliviously asks, “Have you seen the news about California billionaire Tom Steyer? (He inventively spells the guy’s name two different ways in the same “official” newsletter.) “Steyer has decided that ARIZONA is the perfect target for his out-of-touch liberal agenda.”

“He’s already pumping money into a left-wing ballot initative (Oops. Another misspelling.) focused on solar energy that would devastate rural Arizona and send the cost of electricity SKYROCKING. An ASU professor has even called it “folly” and “totally divorced from physics reality,” Lines writes.

“Styer has also promised to spend $30 million to elect Democrats in states he thinks liberals can win, including Arizona.” “We can’t let this happen. It’s our grassroots supporters that make a difference,” Lines somberly intones.

No right thinking Republican disagrees with that.  But the elephant-in-the-room unasked question is, “What has suddenly made Arizona vulnerable to such an incursion?”

The  incomprehensible answer is Arizona Republican leadership that remained mute in the face of Arizona’s two Obama colluding U.S. Senators — John McCain and Jeff Flake — repeatedly denigrating Donald Trump, who was victorious over 16 other Republican Primary candidates, sweeping the entire United States with his “Make America Great Again” message and talking about securing and protecting our national border? Did Lines or Robert Graham before him, ever attempt to rein them in? The answer is a resounding “NO!” The Flakey McMachine has hastened the susceptibility to such an attempted coup with their own vicious attacks, sanctimonious declarations of never voting for Trump, and  denouncing him from the senate floor. McCain even hand carried the Hillary-generated and now discredited so-called “dossier’ intended to discredit President Trump, to the FBI director.

Rather than sounding the alarm about Steyer (or is it Styer?) long after the fact, Jonathan Lines should have reined in Arizona’s substandard Republicrats, emulating RNC Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel as she took Jeff Flake to the political woodshed. Leadership is shown by comporting one’s self as a leader when the need arises, not by cowering and whining after the fact.

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CD 8 Special Election candidates strut their stuff

February 15, 2018

Conservative District not lacking candidates  — but not all are conservative

The 2018 Congressional District 8 Special Election to fill the West Valley congressional seat left vacant by U.S. Rep. Trent Franks’ resignation is almost upon us. The Primary Election for the seat will be held Feb. 27, and the General Election takes place April 24, 2018.

Primary and  General Election Information can be found here. With a full slate of aspirants in this race, it likely won’t be a cakewalk for anyone so pay attention and make your vote matter. The retread Fido-type who runs for anything is back. Someday Claire Van Steenwyk might even catch a car. It’s doubtful he’s going to go to D.C.

There is a skirmish brewing between former state Sen. Steve Montenegro and former Graham County Sheriff Richard Mack, who is calling into question Montenegro’s view on the national popular vote. Montenegro, endorsed by popular conservative Franks, vigorously denies the charge.

Former state Sen. Debbie Lesko was Senate President Pro Tempore prior to entering this race.  Phil Lovas, an early Trump supporter, appointed to fill a legislative vacancy, left that post to run. Former Corporation Commissioner Bob Stump has been endorsed by conservative U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar.

 It’s a crowded field with 13 Republicans (one of whom has already withdrawn) and 3 Democrats.

Chad Allen  (touts co-endorsement with far left Democrat on liberal blog)

Kevin Cavanaugh (withdrawn)

Brenden Dilley

Stephen Dolgos (website “coming soon,” but with a donate page )

David Lien

Debbie Lesko

Phil Lovas

Richard Mack

Steve Montenegro

Bob Stump

Clair Van Steenwyk (ego driven, perpetual candidate promotes his online radio show)

Christopher Sylvester (support for border wall hinges on entire population of CD8 demanding it)

Mark Yates

SRAZ has omitted the links to those we deem non-viable candidates, lacking any significant prior Republican party involvement or conservative credentials.


AZ U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar is a man of impeccable integrity

February 12, 2018

The Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic newspaper isn’t known as the Arizona Repulsive without cause. On Sunday, the “Editorial Board,” a rabid pack of far-left extremists outdid itself with an editorial preposterously titled, “Paul Gosar is a disgrace to Arizona.

With subscriptions in free-fall, the president and publisher taking a hike and Gannett stock plunging, the frantic gang is dedicated to finding a tactic to purge conservatives in the wake of the congressional exit of solid U.S. Rep. Trent Franks. They are also banking on the newly revamped Kyrsten Sinema winning the senate seat being vacated by unable to win re-election, Jeff Flake —  an open borders McCain clone whose polling was so low, he abandoned his quest for reelection. After the publication of his anti-Trump booklet with a stolen title, his approval rating toppled to 18%. SRAZ supports conservative Dr. Kelli Ward for senate.

With its last gasps, the newspaper is taking shots at Congressman Gosar for his reliable honesty. In Arizona Republicese, the words “illegal aliens” are anathema. When he calls for truth in the investigations of the partisan FBI and Justice Department, he is castigated by the liberal newspaper. The editorial even lays out its pathway to replacing him. Don’t be fooled by the agenda driven leftists taking their last gasps.

Gosar rightly linked liberal billionaire George Soros to the riots in Charlottesville, Virginia last August. Calling out the shared Obama and Soros agenda is over-the-top to the radicals at the newspaper. Bringing up the undeniable fact that as a young man in Hungary, Soros turned fellow Jews over to the Nazis, is tantamount to “blowing an anti-Semitic wolf whistle.”

David Horowitz’ expertly researched Discoverthenetworks.org makes the connections crystal clear —- absent the liberally biased lens of the myopic local newspaper.

Heritage Action for America ranks Arizona District 4 Congressman Paul Gosar with a strong 97% approval rating.  Conservative Review gives Gosar a Liberty Score of “A.

Read Rep. Gosar’s bio, filled with remarkable facts about the dentist turned congressman and see all of the other current and career ratings he has amassed.

Without a doubt, Rep. Gosar is deserving of retaining the seat he has ably held since 2013.


AZ Republic’s prelude to Sinema endorsement

February 5, 2018

‘Sally McCain’ gets axed by her former chums at the AZ Republic

The hot-to-trot Arizona Republic is already making endorsements in the Aug, 28, primary election. Seven months in advance is an unusual jump start, but the left-wing newspaper wants to leave no stone unturned in its ultimate endorsement of CD-9 U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema for the U.S. Senate. The seat is prudently being vacated by one-termer Jeff Flake whose 18% approval numbers are lower than dirt.  This is extremist Kyrsten Sinema, before she altered her appearance and softened her tone.

Last Oct. Flake acknowledged he would not be able to win the Republican primary admitting, “That’s the bottom line.” Not quick on the uptake, he oddly thought he could increase his popularity by referring to Trump-supporting Republican primary voters as “a subset of a subset.”

The first clue that the Hillary endorsing newspaper was no longer standing with Martha McSally — often referred to on this site as Sally McCain, for obvious reasons — was the column by Linda Valdez’ protégé Elvia Diaz.

Diaz’ piece titled,Will the real candidate Martha McSally stand up? (hard copy headline) slams McSally into a no-win spot, exposed for refusing to endorse presidential candidate Donald Trump as she now engages in “kissing up” to President Trump. Reading the article the bigger picture becomes clear:  Beat up on McSally, then take the hatchet to Dr. Kelli Ward and former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, both of whom Diaz eviscerates. Here’s her dire prediction:

’”I’m not impressed with the new McSally. But I would – in a heartbeat – take the former female fighter pilot over Arpaio or Ward. Arizonans must reject the extreme views of the former Maricopa County sheriff and the former state legislator who promotes isolationism in trade and global politics. That kind of philosophy hurts America; we must wake up before it’s too late.”

The article, filled with arrogant bluster foolishly assumes whatever newspaper readers remain are all compliant Republicrats in lock-step with Diaz’ far leftist views and will vote according to instructions in the primary election.

The predictable tag team columns follow, with E. J. Montini, declaring McSally suddenly McSkittish about criticizing the president. Sap queen Laurie Roberts also weighs in.

In 2016 McSally won this warm newspaper endorsement. How times have changed in Liberal Land. Conservatives are supporting Dr. Kelli Ward, a straight talking, principled two-term state senator and physician. Check out her website, see where she stands on the issues of importance and send her a donation.  This is a critically important election with far-reaching national implications.

Arizonans have a rare opportunity to replace deceitful Jeff the Flake. Señor Juan McAmnesty is seriously ill and has not returned to D.C. in weeks while undergoing treatment for brain cancer. Expect another senate seat to open soon.

 


Voters, not colleagues, should have decided Rep. Shooter’s fate

February 2, 2018

 #MeToo movement supersedes election process

The expulsion of state Rep. Don Shooter from the Arizona legislature over allegations of sexual harassment is rightfully making national news. He has destroyed his career and dishonored his own family.  But the vote to expel the duly elected legislator raises questions about the process, while in no way condoning his actions.

The Yuma lawmaker, who lists his occupation as a developer, had a first-rate background according to his bio on the Arizona House Member’s page:

Chairman Shooter was elected to the Senate as a write in candidate in 2010. In 2011 he was appointed Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. He was re-elected in 2012 with 98% of the vote and in 2014 with 64% of the vote. He was reappointed as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. In 2016, he was elected to the House of Representatives and appointed as chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.

Chairman Shooter champions the issues of fiscal responsibility, less government intrusion in our daily lives and 2nd amendment rights. He has been named a friend of the family in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 by the Arizona Family Project, inducted into the Directors Hall of Fame by the Amberly’s Place victims’ rights organization and achieved the status of “Top 10 Technical Legislator” by the Arizona Tech Council.

The Republican, who let his ego get in the way of decency and good judgement, represented Legislative District 13. Rep. Shooter was removed from office Feb. 1, 2018 by a vote of 56 to 3. The measure to remove him required 40 votes of the 60 House members. Reps. David Stringer (R-LD1) and Noel Campbell (R-LD1) joined the accused in casting a no vote. The undeniable fact is Shooter was removed in an action lacking due process.

Nationally, other legislators have resigned or been stripped of their leadership posts, but not expelled after being accused of misconduct. Shooter is quoted as saying he deserves to be punished but did nothing to justify expulsion. He opted for the voters to decide his fate.

“I’ve had two, three months to think about this. I did wrong, I deserve a censure,” he said. “But I’ll tell you this. I was sent here by the people of District 13. And to the best of my knowledge, I’ve never betrayed that trust, never, never. Not for monkey business, not for contributions, not for influence, not for power, not for anything. And by God, they’re the ones who should throw me out if they want to throw me out. And they may,” he stated.

The Yuma County Board of Supervisors will replace Rep.Shooter. Three of the five members are Democrats.


AZ GOP elites display utter contempt for state committeemen & UPDATE

January 28, 2018

Arizona Freedom Alliance does a fine job of setting the stage for the AZ GOP Statutory Meeting, which took place Saturday, Jan. 27. This back story is necessary reading for a complete picture of what GOP “leaders” think of the conservative, elected state committeemen. The site also exposed the subterfuge engaged in by the state party regarding Bylaws, issuing an alert regarding the weaponizing of the Bylaws against PCs.

The Arizona Daily Independent  (ADI) has an updated, fact-filled report/exposé on Saturday’s Statutory meeting. AZ GOP leadership derisively known as the “McCain Machine,” has thrown the Republican  Party into disarray, kicking conservatives to the curb.

ADI pr0viides additional coverage of the AZ GOP state meeting: Put Another AZGOP Meeting in the Can – NEW information.

 


Democrats rival Houdini as documents disappear

January 23, 2018

Democrats have a wily propensity for “losing” important documents, especially when they could reveal their nefarious involvement in matters they prefer to conceal. We saw this phenomena occur when Hillary Clinton mysteriously lost the billing records linking her and her Arkansas law firm to the notorious Whitewater scandal, a shady real estate venture. When they were mysteriously located in the White House family quarters two years later, the FBI found her fingerprints and those of her old friend and Deputy White House Counsel Vince Foster among those discovered on the records. Foster committed suicide in the midst of the unraveling scandal

The latest gambit involves missing text messages — thousands of them — between Peter Strzok and his girlfriend Lisa Page, both married FBI officials and dedicated Hillary partisans during the 2016 election.

It’s clear former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch knew well in advance of FBI Director James Comey’s press conference that he would not recommend charging Hillary Clinton for her misuse of her email server putting classified information at risk while Secretary of State.

The revelation was included in the text messages exchanged between Strzok and  Page, and  significantly diminishes the credibility of Lynch’s earlier commitment to accept Comey’s recommendation — a assurance she made while pushing the charade that the two were not coordinating with each other.

The deceit at the highest levels is mind-boggling. Comey and Lynch reportedly knew that Clinton would never face charges even before the FBI conducted its three-hour interview with Clinton, which was supposedly intended to gather more information into her mishandling of classified information.

When Bill Clinton just happened to run into Loretta Lynch — each on private jets — on the tarmac at Phoenix Sky Harbor International in Aug. 2017, they claimed they spent time chatting about his golf game and their grandchildren.

Believe that and the slippery duo has got a bridge or two to sell you.