Mudslinger in Dist. 3 Council runoff has familiar fingerprint

March 6, 2017

When it comes to the ability to run dirty, deceptive campaigns, no one does a better job than John McCain, who has honed his contemptible adeptness over decades. When a credible challenger comes within range, there is no trickery too low for him and his surrogates to engage in.

Phoenix residents who live in City Council District 3 (map) —  which encompasses Moon Valley, parts of  North East Phoenix,  Paradise Valley and Sunnyslope — are now getting a taste of those repugnant tactics as a March 14 runoff election approaches.

A bit of background. After seven years on the job, Dist. 3 Councilman Bill Gates resigned May 31 to run for a newly open seat on the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors when Andy Kunasek retired.

The council, which had several candidates to select from for the interim post, chose liberal Democrat Debra Stark to replace Republican and fiscal conservative Bill Gates. Chris DeRose was the only Republican in the mix, but the fallacy of non-partisan city elections persists. Nothing could be further from the truth. When Greg Stanton was elected mayor in 2011, he received a congratulatory call from then-Pres. Barack Obama and Homeland Insecurity Chieftain Janet Napolitano. Stanton has already filed to run for Secretary of State, frequently a dependable path to the governor’s office.

Candidate mailers have been increasing in intensity, filling mailboxes at breakneck speed. Most recently Stark’s campaign flyers have morphed into vicious, defamatory hit pieces, hurling incendiary language. The most recent ones carry the “paid for by” tag of a benign sounding group identified as The Arizona Voter Education Project (AVEP).  A check of the Arizona Corporation Commission records reveals delinquent annual reports including associated filing fees and threats of dissolving the corporation were filed against AVEP in 2014, 2015, and 2016.

And who is the man behind the curtain? None other than Max Fose, the President and CEO of IWS, a one-man show advertising and public affairs agency. And wouldn’t you know?  Fose is a former McCain operative, whose name appeared on the “Republicans for Janet” (Napolitano) website, along with other McCain advisers.

Chris DeRose, whose principled mailers feature his qualifications and positions, is endorsed by Congressman David Schweikert who represents much of City Council Dist. 3, Gov. Doug Ducey, Attorney General Mark Brnovich, and City Councilmen Jim Warning and Sal DiCiccio — all Republicans.

Memo to District 3 residents: If you haven’t mailed in your ballot, mark it for Republican Chris DeRose and get it in the mail ASAP. Republicans should not be in the minority on the Phoenix City Council in “red” Arizona.


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)


Rebuke of Dems policies basis for widespread GOP wins

February 24, 2017

Pres. Trump’s election heralded national Republican majorities

Democrats are squealing like stuck pigs as their party leaders campaign for DNC Chair. The election of officers is this weekend in Atlanta, Georgia. The best the candidates can come up with to energize their troops is talk of impeachment of President Donald Trump — in office for a month.

Keith Ellison (D-MN), said to be the leading contender for the Democrat post, voiced this absurdity at the DNC debate, claiming Trump’s already done things thatraise the question of impeachment.” (video)

Illusionists  refer to this technique as misdirection.

The actual issue is the nationwide repudiation of Democrats in both the U.S. House and Senate in 2016, where Republicans now hold majorities. The same is true in state legislatures across our nation. Voters awarded Republicans the majority of governorships. The desire for these sweeping reforms came from the same citizens who turned out en masse to vote for President Donald Trump.

Regardless of Democrats aversion to the truth, these are the realities. Eight years of Obama, his radical liberal ideology and outright lies gutted the Democrats. They have no one to blame but themselves.


AZ Republic shovels it for Flake, McCain

February 21, 2017

There it was blazing across Page One in bold type: “A Changing approach to town-hall events,” with the sub header  Amid Trump backlash, Republicans aim to avoid going viral. The oversized accompanying photo shows John McCain at a Scottsdale town hall meeting — in 2015.

The reporters who crafted this multi-page contrivance passing as news must regard their remaining readership as dolts suffering from amnesia.

McCain and Flake are not hiding from those who pay their salaries as a reaction to a “Trump backlash.”  They are doing what they have done before Trump’s name was ever mentioned in political circles — tightly controlling the interaction.

In the article, Flake claims he’s too busy to schedule town halls, but is described as leaning toward a telephone conference call — a device where participants can be screened.  McCain prefers to meet with employees of private businesses such as Raytheon who benefit from his position as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

We posted this exposé in Aug. 2013, when the duo held a restricted, so-called “Conversation on Immigration” in Flake’s hometown of Mesa, hoping for a more amiable audience. The actual intent of the “conversation” was to limit conversation. The announcement indicated that due to “limited seating” tickets will not available to the public. Instead, they invited concerned citizens to Twitter questions in advance and said they may be used during the mid-morning event, timed to keep taxpaying citizens with jobs at bay.

The newspaper is partially correct on one count. Frustrated citizens are lashing out, but it’s definitely not a “Trump backlash.” They are overwhelmingly Republicans, not Democrats, understandably furious at John McCain for his continual sabotaging of the Republican president who’s been in office exactly one month. Appearing on “Meet the Press” over the weekend, McCain compared Trump to a dictator. CNN, the Washington Post, and other left-of-center news outlets were all too happy to give full coverage to the still angry 2008 presidential loser.

Arizona Republicans are incensed that Jeff Flake not only refused to endorse the GOP presidential nominee, but actually sought out leftist networks on which to appear and announce he would not vote for Donald Trump. McCain, for his part, withdrew his flimsy endorsement and then said he would withhold his vote from now-President Trump.

Republicans and conservative activists expect such actions from Democrats. Their reasonable ire is directed at the two Hillary supporting, interchangeable Republicrat Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake conveniently masquerading as Republicans whenever  elections near. This 2011 disappointment in Flake expressed in an Arizona Republic editorial speaks volumes.

The senators know they are the target of Republican resentment. We know it and the newspaper’s reporters Dan Nowicki and Ronald Hansen, regardless of their attempts to configure the situation otherwise,  certainly know it.


Sheriff Penzone puts ICE detainer for illegals on ice

February 18, 2017

Selling out to Soros equates to selling out the safety of Maricopa County citizens

If liberal Paul Penzone — shoehorned into the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office via millions in cash infusions from billionaire Socialist George Soros — is so proud of his latest policy regarding illegal aliens, where is his press release heralding it?

In an Orwellian language manipulation, Penzone recently referred to these unlawful invaders as “guests.”

The most recent gambit of the Democrat Sheriff is that Maricopa County jails will no longer detain illegals identified by federal authorities for the U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE).

“Individuals no longer will be detained beyond the time that they otherwise should be released for an offense.” Paul Penzone was quoted as saying. “We are following our legal obligation, to process that individual for release.”

Note the careful use of language. The word “individual” is used twice in two sentences. After blowback he’s veering away from referring to illegal aliens as “guests.”

Penzone declared the new policy will be effective immediately. The previous order was known as an ICE detainer.

During the 2016 election cycle Politico exposed George Soros’ efforts to overhaul the U.S. justice system by funding Democrat prosecutor and law enforcement candidates who evidenced a leftward lurch. It was an integral part of a concerted effort to reshape the American justice system. Soros was successful in several races, even using his $billions to oust Republican incumbents.  Paul Penzone stands as an example.

Penzone and unknown Democrat lawyer Diego Rodriguez, another Soros backed candidate, who mounted an unsuccessful challenge to Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, had a lot in common: $oros’s money.

Oddly, Montgomery, a Republican recently sworn in to a third term, appears all too happy to assist Democrat Sheriff Penzone in his mission to release the detainees, making our streets less safe.

Globalist Soros’ entry into the Maricopa County Sheriff’s race was by no means a stand alone aberration. His Safety and Justice national PAC is a part of an intricate syndicate with long tentacles reaching into law enforcement races in various states, including Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico and Texas. He is even funding the expansion of Europe’s “refugee” crisis, declaring “national borders are the obstacle.”

YourNewsWire posted a compelling report titled, “Megalomaniac George Soros is at war with Western Democracy.” It’s a rainy Saturday. Take time to read it. There will be other elections and though Soros is 86 years old, his adult children are poised to take the reins of their father’s evil empire.


California group issues warning about Jeff Flake

February 17, 2017

Californians for Population Stabilization has put out a series of videos identifying amnesty sellouts. There are several featuring Arizona Senator Jeff Flake.  This one cuts right to the chase:

The group’s Board of Directors issue a stern warning (video) regarding the threat posed by  massive and uncontrolled immigration and the quality of life of all Californians   Extrapolate this warning to include all Americans.

Read the  press release accompanying the launch of this ad campaign. It’s titled,Flake Continues Role as Critic, Impediment to Trump’s Immigration Agenda.”

CAPS Advisory Board includes Victor Davis Hanson, Ph.D., a Senior Fellow with the Hoover Institute and the author of  the blockbuster 2003 book “Mexifornia,”— well over a decade old, but still relevant. This is the cogent essay,Mexifornia, Five Years Later,“ printed in City Journal. After watching the Jeff Flake video exposé read the essay which Hanson subtitles, “The flood of illegal immigrants into California has made things worse than I foresaw.”

Grandstanding, longtime amnesty proponent, Jeff Flake not only refused to endorse the Republican nominee for president, he also made the rounds of liberal media outlets declaring he would not vote for Donald Trump. There is only one conclusion to draw: the iffy Republicrat gave his vote to Hillary Clinton. Keep that fact in mind when he appears on the Arizona ballot later this year.

Seeing Red AZ endorses principled conservative Dr. Kelli Ward in the upcoming U.S. Senate race. Read her impressive bio and issues page.


Phx City Council runoff: Why it’s crucial to elect Chris DeRose

February 16, 2017

The Phoenix City Council on Wednesday rejected a petition to give sanctuary city status the nation’s sixth largest city.  But the issue is not dead.  It’s been referred to a committee for further review after the city hall chambers were jammed with shouting illegal advocates.

Sanctuary cities provide a safe haven for illegal aliens, who are living and working in the United States using stolen or falsified social security numbers and other ID while taking jobs and taxpayer-funded benefits. Among them are criminals who have previously been deported and returned.

Who can forget the senseless murder of Kate Steinle as she walked along the San Francisco pier with her father? The gunman Francisco Sanchez  was an illegal alien  — a repeat drug felon — who had been deported five times. Taken into custody again, the city of San Francisco refused to hold Sanchez for deportation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials because of San Francisco’s “sanctuary city” policy. Sanchez was dumped back out onto the streets where he stole a gun and ultimately killed the 32-year-old Steinle.

Closer to home is the horrific case of Grant Ronnebeck, 21, a Mesa convenience store clerk killed without provocation  over a pack of cigarettes by Mexican-born Apolinar Altamirano, who was arrested following a high-speed chase on at least two valley freeways, endangering countless other lives..

San Francisco was also where sanctuary policies played a role in the slayings of a 48-year-old father and his two sons, 20 and 16 by allowing city officials to shield the killer, Edwin Ramos, from deportation back to his native Salvador, despite his violent criminal history.

These are but a few of thousands such cases across the U.S. They are nothing we want to emulate as a matter of policy.  We need another Republican on the Phoenix City Council to offset the leftward lurch of the liberal majority who sanction sanctuaries.

The fallacy that has been relentlessly promoted for years is that the mayor and council members are non-partisan. Nothing could be further from the truth. When he was elected mayor in 2011, Greg Stanton received a congratulatory call from then-Pres. Barack Obama and Homeland Insecurity Chieftain Janet Napolitano. Stanton is already moving on filing to run for Secretary of State, frequently a dependable path to the governor’s office.

Red state Arizona has a blue stained capitol city, with only two Republicans — Jim Waring (Dist. 2) and Sal DiCiccio (Dist. 6) among the eight council members who represent Republicans in their districts.  Thelda Williams, (Dist. 1), also a registered Republican, is less steadfast, though she issued this statement in opposition to the sanctuary city petition.  Waring and DiCiccio both voted in opposition. After the vote, DiCiccio rightly accused the council of “punting” the issue by forming a committee to make recommendations.  The remaining members newly appointed councilwoman Debra Stark (Dist. 3); Laura Pastor (Dist 4); Daniel Valenzuela (Dist. 5); Michael Nowakowski (Dist. 7); and Kate Gallego Dist. 8) are all liberal Democrats.

Residents of City Council District 3 (map here) will participate in a crucial March 14, 2017 runoff election (complete election info, including early voting under link).  Stark was appointed as an interim to replace Councilman Bill Gates who was elected to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors. Gates is a Republican. There is an excellent candidate ready to replace liberal, short-term, appointee Debra Stark.  Chris DeRose, unafraid to declare his political affiliation and with an outstanding resume and a much-needed vibrancy, is the obvious choice.

If you live in Phoenix District 3, commit Chris DeRose’s name to memory.  This is a major election with far-reaching ramifications. It’s too important to mistakenly regard as inconsequential.