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.

Donald Trump illuminates illegal invasion

September 17, 2015

American job losses assessed by NumbersUSA

Illegal immigration, a costly and key issue negatively affecting the United States in countless ways,* is finally being addressed by GOP presidential candidates  — a fact for which we can thank Donald Trump.

Prior to Trump’s entry into the 2016 race, the matter was given short shrift, if mentioned at all.  Wednesday’s Republican debate at the Reagan Library demonstrates the topic has become a central theme as voters evaluate the presidential hopefuls.

NumbersUSA uses a grade card system to assess the candidate’s immigration stances and their effect on Americans’ jobs and wages. The site is fact-filled and is sure to interest political observers. Five Democrats and nine Republicans are represented.

The ratings and grades reflect an urgency about the economic status of tens of millions of American workers who are in occupations where real wages are lower than they were 15 and 20 years ago. With nearly 60 million working-age Americans not even holding jobs, NumbersUSA reserves A and B grades for those who have shown they are truly serious about reducing the flow of foreign labor into these giant pools of surplus labor.

This Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration audit report substantiates Donald Trump’s assertion that $4.2 billion in refundable tax credits was paid to illegals working in the United States in 2011 alone. Those numbers are exclusive of the cost of benefits the illegals impose upon us. Illegal immigration is a no-win for the citizens of the U.S. 

*H/T  DiscoverTheNetworks.org

2nd GOP debate tonight at Reagan Library

September 16, 2015

Onstage in the top-tier debate at 5:00 pm (AZ Time) tonight will be 11 candidates: Donald Trump, who remains the leader in presidential polls, followed by Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, John Kasich, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Scott Walker, and Jeb Bush.

Just preceding this crucial debate, establishment-backed Bush, whose polling numbers have steadily plummeted, has released a new campaign ad featuring his Mexican immigrant wife in which he speaks Spanish. A Monmouth University poll released on Monday found that in New Hampshire, Bush has slipped from second place into a tie for fifth with Carly Fiorina at 7%. 

Second tier candidates Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, George Pataki, and Lindsey Graham will debate at 3:00 pm (AZ Time).

Speaking to voter dissatisfaction with the status quo, political outsiders Trump and Carson are leading in recent polling.

Moderators for tonight’s debate, hosted by and aired on CNN, are Jake Tapper, Dana Bash and Hugh Hewitt.

Pesky emails: Douglas’ Bradley reprising Huppenthal?

September 9, 2015

AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas’ headaches grow

There must be something in the water at the Arizona Department of Education. The Superintendent’s chief of staff Michael Bradley is doing a good imitation of John Huppenthal, his beleaguered boss’ equally beset predecessor.

Huppenthal found himself in hot water after he was exposed as the anonymous commenter on numerous blogs — including this one — which he visited during work hours as well as in the wee hours when the insomniac was unable to sleep. KPHO-TV 5 carried this report at the time. The decade’s long, serial office holder ultimately lost the 2014 primary election to Diane Douglas in a 58 to 41 percent upset.

Fast forward. Though Bradley asserts he was sick and sending emails from home, his problems arose when contacting the Arizona Alliance of Black School Educators regarding the group’s possible support of the recall of his boss. Bradley works for Diane Douglas, the current state Superintendent of Public Instruction who is the subject of a recall effort.

Now Max Goshert, the recall’s chairman, has filed a complaint with the state Attorney General’s Office accusing Bradley of breaking state law by engaging in political activities on state time.

The rest of the story is sure to unfold.

Tucson.com carries the Capitol Media Services report which details the current fiasco.

AZ Republic whitewashes McCain for his 6th election

September 8, 2015

The purveyors of misinformation, distortions and innuendo at the Arizona Republic are back at doing what they have honed to an art form — slathering John McCain in a thick coat of whitewash as he undertakes yet another campaign.

The latest effort, written by his sycophantic, assigned reporter Dan Nowicki, is titled, “McCain set to defend immigration bill on ’16 stump.” Those six-year U.S. Senate terms are long — some would argue overly so — but Arizona voters should have a keen enough recollection to remember McCain campaigning to the right with his campy “complete the danged fence” ad, and immediately following his reelection, switching back into his long-held amnesty stance. In fact it was McCain’s disconnect with the Arizona Republican Party that resulted in his censure by elected state committeemen who have had their fill of his duplicity.

He and his protégé Jeff Flake, formed a coalition of four Democrats and two other Republicrats known as the “Gang of Eight.” The sole purpose of the group that could then be called “bipartisan” was to ram an amnesty scheme through the senate. Fortunately, it failed. Their favored terminology always incorporates the buzzwords, “comprehensive,”  “immigration,“ and “reform.” When you hear them, follow the lead of these principled conservatives and over 150 conservative leaders, groups and grassroots activists opposing the scam intended to legalize at least 30 million illegal aliens. You’ll notice the 10 million estimate of invaders used by proponents of gifting U.S. citizenship has not changed in the past decade.

Two of the members of the Gang of Eight amnesty clique, Sen. Marco Rubio and McCain’s ubiquitous senate sidekick Lindsey Graham, are each running for the GOP 2016 presidential nomination.

Curiously, the same issue of the newspaper that extolls McCain’s defense of his failed amnesty measure, places former Texas Gov. Rick Perry under an unflattering microscope regarding his efforts to actually secure the Texas-Mexico border. In a Fact Check column, they refer to Perry’s “claims” of imposing border security as “unsupported.”

So there you have it. John McCain, who will be 80 by Election Day, and rates an “F” score from Conservative Review, gets dusted off once again and propped up to screw us over for yet another six years.

Don’t let it happen. We have a real choice with Constitutional Conservative, Dr. Kelli Ward. .Read her impressive bio.  Make a donation.

McCain has the media and the deep pocketed lobbyists on his side. But remember that just last year in a stunning upset, Republicrat House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary to conservative challenger Dave Brat, a college professor. The left was reeling in the aftermath of losing a squish Republican congressional leader to what they demeaned as a “tea party” conservative. 

The difference is Cantor was smug and disengaged. McCain’s ego and operatives will function at high gear so as not to suffer another embarrassment.

Wann’a go polling?

September 6, 2015

GOP 2016 presidential polls: Surprise candidate no longer surprises

Real Clear Politics provides a solid, one-stop-shop aggregation of the major presidential polls. The focus HERE is on the Republican candidates seeking the 2016 nomination.

Scroll down to see the interactive graph followed by polling data going back to earlier this year. Nothing has remained static since Donald Trump has taken the country by storm. In poll after poll, Trump has dominated, blowing other candidates previously considered first tier out of the water.

When throwing the imploding Hillary Clinton into the mix in a head-to-head match up, Trump still leads. This new SurveyUSA poll shows that when matched up directly, Trump garners 45 percent to Clinton’s 40 percent. This is a dramatic turnaround from earlier polling,

Do you have a favorite at this point? Who and why?


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