AZ Dem chair Foolisha Rotellini accuses Pres. of ISIS affiliation

October 31, 2019

Arizona Democrat Party chair Felecia Rotellini put her visceral partisanship and abysmal lack of knowledge on display (video: reporter Ryan Saavedra’s tweet*) during a panel discussion at the recent, “We the Voters Conference.” The Phoenix event was hosted by the Citizens Clean Elections Commission.

Rotellini, who obviously doesn’t watch FOX News, claimed President Trump, who earlier authorized the Syrian raid resulting in the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi “has aligned himself with ISIS.” When U.S. forces were closing in on him, the world’s most wanted man who led a movement that prided itself on mass murders, beheadings and indiscriminate violence, cowardly detonated a suicide vest intentionally killing himself and three of his own children.

Dr. Kelli Ward, AZ GOP chair, didn’t let Rotellini’s foolish, but intentional slur go without a response. 

“It is extremely disconcerting to hear the top Democrat in Arizona slander and malign an innocent person for being aligned with the world’s most evil terrorists, let alone the president of the United States,” Ward said.

“While fear-mongering from the left is expected up to a point, we have to draw the line somewhere if they’re going to refuse to police themselves. Baseless statements like those made by the chair of the Arizona Democrats are wildly irresponsible and not rooted in reality.”

The local newspaper reports that Matt Grodsky, spokesman for the Arizona Democrat Party attempted to run interference for the party chair via email saying, “It was a poor choice of words.”

He might have had better luck sending a copy of Louis Prima‘s rendition ofFelicia No Capicia.’ (Capicia = comprehend in Italian.)

*H/T Daily Wire


Judicial Watch exposes dark alliance between UofA, ChiComs

October 24, 2019

In an impeccably researched and well-documented report, Judicial Watch reveals the troubling alliance between the publicly funded University of Arizona and Chinese Communists complete with hefty sums of cash changing hands.

The account, titled, “Public university gives Chinese Communists funding, exclusive rights to intellectual concepts, trademarks, inventions,” is stunning in its scope. Read the concise report here, being sure to access the substantiating links.

The University of Arizona (UofA) appears to have an affinity for Communism. In August 2018, SRAZ reported that radical leftist Noam Chomsky, then age 89, was hired for an outrageous salary of $750,000 a year. Chomsky, who supports Hezbollah and defends communist regimes, was brought in to teach his nefarious leftist brand of politics — on a part-time basis. Couple this contemptible giveaway with in-state tuition made accessible for illegal aliens, while our own Arizona students get slammed with increasingly high tuition and fees.

According to the ASU State Press, on May 2018 ASU’s leftwing President Michael Crow received a pay hike of $90,000 bringing his annual salary to $690,000. This outrageous sum does not include his bonuses and perks, including the $70,000 housing allowance for his 4550 sq. ft. Paradise Valley estate. According to this July 14, 2019 report in the local newspaper which notes he ranks 10th nationally in public university president pay, Crow also receives a $10,000 vehicle allowance, a $143,450 retirement contribution, and $5,145 nontaxable compensation (medical, vision benefits).

The Arizona Board of Regents, which oversees the state’s three university president’s salaries (ASU, UofA and NAU) and has the ability to award bonuses, is chaired by Larry Penley, who possesses quite a sense of humor:

“I think all of our presidents are really remarkable leaders. We’re very lucky to have them,” Penley said. “When one looks at the marketplace, I really believe that we’re doing a good job in retaining these university presidents, and we’re doing so with reasonable salaries for the kind of jobs they have.”

How does anyone disagree with that “logic”?


Tucson: People’s Republic of Pima to vote on sanctuary city status

October 21, 2019

It’s no secret Tucson, Arizona, located in Pima County, is a leftist bastion. The city, a stone’s throw from crime infested Mexico (read State Dept. warning under link), will be voting Nov. 5, on Proposition 205, that, if passed, will codify it as a sanctuary city. Such an act will be an anomaly in the state that is overwhelmed with illegal aliens and their negative impact on schools, medical facilities, the court system, countless social services, and citizen employment. No other Arizona city has made the claim that supporting such a preposterous policy would be beneficial to its citizens. The ballot measure, organized by extremists aligned with The People’s Defense Initiative, is officially titled, “Tucson Families Free and Together.”

The adage we heard from our parents, “You’re known by the company you keep,” bears out here.

Among the supporters of this extremist measure are:*

Pima County Democrat Party

Arizona Democrat Party Progressive Caucus

Green Party of Pima County

Progressive Democrats of America

Progressive Democrats of Southern Arizona

ACLU of Arizona

American Friends Service Committee

Democratic Socialists of America, Tucson

Jobs with Justice

National Lawyers Guild

No More Deaths

Planned Parenthood

Standing Up for Racial Justice

Pima Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO

An interesting political mix stand in opposition:

Gov. Doug Ducey (R)

U.S. Sen. Martha McSally (R)

Mark Kelly (D), 2020 candidate for U.S. Senate

Mayor Jonathan Rothschild (D), Tucson

Councilmember Regina Romero (D), 2019 candidate for mayor

Councilmember Steve Kozachik (D), Tucson

Councilmember Richard Fimbres (D), Tucson

Councilmember Paul Durham (D), Tucson

Ed Ackerley (I), candidate for mayor in 2019

Chris Magnus, police chief of Tucson

Former Gov. Jan Brewer (R)

Former State Sen. Steve Farley (D-LD9)

The spineless Arizona Daily Star fails miserably at tightrope walking as it waffles between placating its left-leaning readers or endorsing dysfunction, while piling on the Tucson Police Department, states:

The Arizona Daily Star Editorial Board supports the goal and mission of Prop. 205, but we cannot support this specific initiative. There is another way, albeit an imperfect way, to accomplish many of the Tucson Families Free and Together goals: Work with the Tucson Police Department, the various TPD advisory boards, community groups and the Tucson City Council to revise the TPD general orders that govern how the force operates.”

Several years ago the Huffington Post headlined its report: “Liberals in Southern Arizona Seek to Form New State.” The reporters got some key items very wrong, such as the description of John McCain and Barry Goldwater as “conservative giants.”  But the failed novelty of Tucson severing itself into a 51st state is all the more disappointing in light of the city’s promotion of Prop. 205.

*H/T Ballotpedia


AZ Sen. McSally challenged by egotistical millennials

October 7, 2019

Daniel McCarthy, Blake Masters aid Democrats

It would be the height of understatement to say the last thing Arizona Republicans desire are two Democrats representing the state in the U.S. Senate. Conservatives cringe at the thought.

Yet some senior activists, who should know better, are falling in line behind an untested 34-year-old, lacking even the slimmest credentials. SRAZ has previously written about lightweight Daniel McCarthy. Review those posts at the conclusion of this one.

McCarthy and his even younger doppelganger Blake Masters, 33, — now considering entering the race — each describe themselves as “entrepreneurs.” Both have young families that would presumably benefit from a father living closer than 2,000 miles away in D.C. What they are lacking in political experience, they make up for in the brash overconfidence that comes from an era when excellent is no longer prized, as educrats give participation awards in both academics and sports for just showing up, to eliminate injured feelings.

Their foolish shortsightedness is a gift to the Dems. Soros-backed candidate, Mark “Mr. Gabby Giffords” Kelly, a classic leftist, seeks to gut our constitutionally enshrined Second Amendment rights, and has already raised record amounts of money, as evidenced by this FEC report. It should come as no surprised that some of Republicrat John McCain’s (19-second video) donors have reportedly flipped to radical Mark Kelly.

Both aspirants blame Martha McSally for losing to Democrat metamorphic changeling Kyrsten Sinema and then being appointed to fill a vacant senate seat previously held by McCain, and temporarily by former Sen. Jon Kyl. Abraham Lincoln, who lost several elections, would not have engendered support from these rigid political novices, who believe losing makes you a loser. What they fail to acknowledge is Sen. McSally is a former two-term Arizona congresswoman. Prior to serving in Congress, the Air Force Academy graduate who attained the rank of colonel, was the first female fighter pilot to fly in combat and first to command a fighter squadron in combat in United States history. Most importantly, she has won the “total and complete endorsement” of President Trump…whom both challengers and their hangers-on claim to support. Declared challenger McCarthy has a high school diploma and a successful wife who invented a makeup removal product. Displaying his political ignorance, he has boasted about his ability to self-fund his campaign.

 

Vice President Mike Pence, on his third trip to Arizona this year, escorted Sen. McSally to two Arizona fundraisers and other events last week.

Sept. 24, 2019: Facts expose Daniel McCarthy’s distortions of Sen. Martha McSally

Sept. 21, 2019: Daniel McCarthy’s border crisis wizardry: “Annex Mexico!”

Sept. 13, 2019: Daniel McCarthy: Exodus’ golden calf revisited

Aug. 30, 2018: Daniel McCarthy’s challenge to Sen. McSally fulfills Kelly’s dream


Dems launch Trump impeachment: Repercussions will follow

September 25, 2019

After resisting ongoing impeachment calls from her fellow Dems, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has acquiesced and on Tuesday authorized an inquiry into President Donald Trump.

Pelosi who will turn 80 on her next birthday, has been around the political block for decades, currently in her 17th term, and realizes the risks involved with attempting to take down the popular president.

House Republicans impeached Bill Clinton in 1998, charging him with perjury to a grand jury (by a 228–206 vote) and obstruction of justice (by a 221–212 vote). It did not result in removal from office.

The Senate is firmly controlled by Republicans, holding a 53-to-47 seat advantage. The U.S. Constitution requires a two-thirds majority of the Senate to vote to convict and expel a president who has been impeached by the House. The chances of garnering enough Republican votes is an implausible long shot.

Clinton’s impeachment provided momentary exhilaration that ended with a harsh reality for Republicans, as Democrats gained seats in the midterm election held as the impeachment was fomenting. Impeachment lacks traction among mainstream Americans, who view it as partisanship run amok.

According to today’s Rasmussen Reports Daily Presidential Tracking Poll, 51% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance, including 35% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing.

An earlier Quinnipiac University poll showed 61% of voters surveyed stated Congress should not begin the impeachment process against President Donald Trump.

The voice of America was loud and clear (video) stunning newscasters as the 2016 Presidential Election results were tabulated.

Impeachment actions will not bode well for the Democrats.


Daniel McCarthy’s border crisis wizardry: “Annex Mexico!”

September 21, 2019

Let’s cut to the chase. No one has accused U.S. Senate wannabe Daniel McCarthy of being an intellect. The brash and inexperienced 34-year-old with nothing to recommend him has little outside of an inflated ego and a load of ready cash from a makeup eraser product his wife invented — but he has decided to take on incumbent Republican Arizona Senator Martha McSallyParamount in his game plan is annexing Mexico, the world’s 10th most populated country with an estimated population of 126 million mostly impoverished people and a corrupt government that colludes with drug cartels.

His plan is pure genius...if you have no sense of reason.

Yet McCarthy’s entrance into the race still ensures forcing McSally to deplete resources waging a Primary campaign. 

She is being challenged in the General by leftist Mark Kelly, the husband of former AZ U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords.  According to Federal Election Commission data, Kelly is significantly surpassing the fundraising all national senate candidates of both parties. He is aided by Socialist multi-billionaire George Soros, who despises the idea of national borders.

McCarthy, who claims to be a conservative, seems to have missed some pertinent facts:

President Trump has wholeheartedly endorsed Sen. Martha McSally.

A border wall is paramount to national security as hundreds of thousands of Central Americans, aided and abetted by Mexico, have invaded the United States. For decades prior to this aggressive and costly onslaught, the masses were Mexican nationals. Taxpayers are on the hook for providing them myriad benefits including, but not limited to, medical care, educating their kids, providing food through the SNAP program (formerly known as food stamps), and shouldering the costs the criminals among them inflict on society and our criminal justice system.

Daniel McCarthy’s solution to this massive problem is to annex Mexico!

 “There is a process to become states for the United States,” McCarthy said Tuesday morning on an Arizona radio station. “Clearly 30 million Mexican illegal immigrants want to be United States citizens, probably half the country wants to be United States citizens.”

McCarthy’s brainstorm is to put Article IV, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution to work. It notes that “new states may be admitted by the Congress into this union.”

“I want to speak above the Mexican government. Okay? When you’re talking to the Mexican citizens, ‘Rise up in your communities and petition to become states for the United States.’ That’s how that process works,” he said, adding, “by the way, it’s not that challenging.”

Asked about these earlier comments when appearing on a Channel 3 newscast Friday night, he attempted to walk this absurdity back saying he was joking.

The joke is Daniel McCarthy.

Check out SRAZ’s previous posts on McCarthy:

Sept. 13, 2019: Daniel McCarthy: Exodus’ golden calf revisited

Aug. 30, 2018:  Daniel McCarthy’s challenge to Sen. McSally fulfills Kelly’s dream


Reasons AZ Republic continues hemorrhaging subscribers

September 19, 2019

Deliberate mischaracterization of issues is hallmark of what has been identified as fake news

The Phoenix New Times documents the surge in upheaval at the newly acquired Arizona Republic. Some employees are promoting union representation. The announcement comes days after newbie executive editor Greg Burton sent out a strange email to newsroom employees accusing union organizers ofsurveilling colleagues.” After being homeless, the newspaper’s parent company Gannett was gobbled up by Gatehouse Media in a massive buyout deal, though continuing to use the Gannett name. The future remains bleak. As readership continues to plummet, the Republic advertised a “Fall Sale” with a rate of 99 cents a month — nowhere near enough to sustain its shaky life. Rather than Fall Sale, it should read Fail Sale.

A major problem for the far left-wing, Hillary endorsing Arizona Republic is its disconnect with its remaining reader base, overwhelmingly senior citizens as evidenced by numerous pages of hearing aid ads.

A couple of recent examples: Following the Arizona Supreme Court’s ruling supporting the free speech and religious liberty rights of the Christian artist/owners of custom wedding painting and calligraphy Brush & Nib studio, the newspaper used the front page to blast the decision as anti-LGBTQ, bizarrely accusing the court of “siding with proprietor’s rights.”

National Review took a decidedly different approach, headlining its article by David French,The Arizona Supreme Court Strikes a Powerful Blow for Free Speech and Religious Freedom.”  Arizonans can be justifiably proud of the legal team from Scottsdale-based Alliance Defending Freedom, which struck an important victory for religious freedom and freedom of speech.

Via an ASU Cronkite student reporter, the newspaper also headlines a South Phoenix “Dad-son graffiti tag-team.” The 50-year-old father who calls himself Noe Such Styles Baez and his son, Champ, 27, are extolled as talented artists who are passing their aerosol paint can skills to the next generation, while the reporter ridiculously declares that “graffiti is growing in acceptance.” Graffiti is vandalism.  It is expensive. Not only in in terms of covering it up, but most significantly by its damaging effects on neighborhoods. Buses, subway cars, buildings and bridges are frequent targets in major cities. Gangs use graffiti as a form of communication or for “tagging” their territory.  Read 5 Ways Graffiti Vandals Damage Your Community, for a realistic view of the  problem plaguing many American cities. Graffiti is not art. It is a crime.

If you are among the rapidly decreasing and unreported number of subscribers to this leftist rag passing as a journalistic endeavor, stop fooling yourself that you are being informed. Cancel.