AZ Republic views ethnicity as top attribute in Gov’s race

September 10, 2018

Although Arizona’s newspaper of record is still in the thrall of mourning over the passing of John McCain, it has found room on Page One to gear up for Nov. General Election. In the Sunday edition, the Periódico de la República de Arizona  (Arizona Republic) briefly cast aside its grief and all but gave an early endorsement to David Garcia, the Democrat gubernatorial candidate, in an zealous paean that filled a third of the jump page.

There was the cursory, ‘He’s good on education,’ spew that pales in comparison to Gov. Doug Ducey falling on his sword and ponying up the 20% pay hike demanded by the teachers who walked off their jobs for a week. They deserved to be fired rather than rewarded for abandoning over 800,000 students statewide in violation of their contractual agreements.

The teacher’s unions — whose members work 8½ months a year — should consider Ducey their hero.  Instead, they’re enraged that their latest extortionist ploy — #InvestInEd, an irreversible constitutional amendment slated to be on the ballot as Prop. 207, a Marxist redistribution of wealth ‘tax the rich’ scheme — was deep-sixed by the Arizona Supreme Court. They hold Ducey, not the justices responsible. That these educrats who lack a basic grasp of the three distinct branches of government, are teaching Arizona’s students, should concern us all.

What sets Garcia apart isn’t his choice in food or drink, described in minute detail, including his refusal to drink milk at someone else’s home, as his campaign bus hit the political trail. His major accomplishment, over which he has no control, is his ethnicity.  Being a Hispanic running for governor appears to be his major attribute, according to reporter Richard Ruelas. The headline topping his report reads: “Aiming for historic win, Garcia gets on the bus— Democrat would be 2nd Latino governor of Arizona.”

We’ve already had four women governors so gender politics has lost its panache.  In over his head, after serving less than half of his four year term, Arizona Gov. Raul Castro eagerly accepted the offer of President Jimmy Carter to take the post of ambassador to Argentina and was gone in a flash.

Garcia lost his 2014 bid for Superintendent of Public Instruction and now is now focusing his gubernatorial campaign on recklessly abolishing ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) leaving our southern border even more vulnerable to criminals. Garcia is also opposed to constructing the much needed wall along our southern border.

His extreme views mirror those of the left-wing, Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic, but not the voters of the state of Arizona who overwhelmingly voted for Donald Trump in 2016. Divisive identity politics is all David Garcia has.  Running the state requires far more than he offers.

The differences couldn’t be more clear. The wise votes will go to Gov. Ducey. Even Mario Diaz agrees.

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Video confirms AZ’s porous border invites invaders

September 8, 2018

Vote smart in Nov. 2018 General Election

SRAZ’s commenter Saguaro Sam provided a link to a site giving coverage to the alarming situation of rampant invaders on our southern border. Running with another site’s post is not our usual fare, but this is particularly relevant, since it concerns Arizona rancher, John Chilton and surveillance videos he’s made of armed illegal invaders in military garb flooding across our southern border and his 50,000 acre ranch.

Chasing the link, we discovered that it originally appeared on the Daily Caller, a site co-owned by Fox News’ Tucker Carlson.

It’s of such heightened significance that we are taking Sam’s suggestion and presenting,25 STRAIGHT MINUTES OF ILLEGAL ALIENS CROSSING INTO US THROUGH ARIZONA RANCH.”

This is a must see video.  We are grateful to both the Daily Caller and Gateway Pundit for exposing this vast criminality.

Arizona is facing a crucial General Election November 6, 2018. All of the state’s executive officers will be up for election including a U.S. Senate seat and all nine U.S. House of Representatives seats.

Of particular importance are the governor’s race and the U.S. Senate seat being forfeited by the aptly named Jeff Flake. A virulent Trump hater, Flake’s 18% approval rating signaled, even to him, that reelection was not in the cards, causing him to bow out.

Gov. Doug Ducey raised the ire of conservatives by buckling to the demands of the union teachers who abandoned their students for a week last spring, demanding a 20% pay increase. But the reality is, Ducey is far superior to liberal Democrat David Garcia — who opposes a border wall and campaigns on dismantling Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Garcia is endorsed by myriad unions, pro-abortion groups Planned Parenthood and NARAL along with leftist ethnic identity organizations promoting diversity rather than unity.  The choice is clear.

 In the senate race, we supported Dr. Kelli Ward. Due to a vote-splitting spoiler being in the race and Martha McSally — heavily funded by establishment Republicans — carried the day. Again, the primary is behind us and the choice is moving forward with McSally or radical leftist chameleon Kyrsten Sinema, who has dramatically altered her demeanor and appearance, no longer touts her bi-sexuality or atheism and uses the word “Independent” in her commercials, concealing her communist roots.

Again, the choice is clear. Our candidate lost. McSally beats Sinema by a mile. Gov. Ducey is far superior to David Garcia. It’s time to regroup, come together and vote smart.


AZ Gov poll: Unreliable data given nod by leftist AZ Republic

September 6, 2018

This sample of the skewed polls conducted by the left-of-center Public Policy Polling (PPP) should give anyone paying attention a solid basis for doubting the veracity of the company’s conclusions. The liberal, Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic newspaper, however, engaging in wishful thinking, runs with the survey’s findings.

 The newspaper headlines its report, “Doug Ducey, David Garcia neck-and-neck in governor’s race, according to post-primary poll.” Omitted is the fact that it editorially endorsed Democrat David Garcia in the primary election — though admitting PPP did not clarify whether those surveyed were “likely voters,” which is a defining element of such polls.

Seeing Red AZ has not always been on-board with Gov. Ducey. His pandering to Arizona striking teachers demanding a 20% pay hike as they abandoned over 800,000 students in a week-long #RedsForEd*protest and in violation of their contractual agreements, was infuriating. Ducey likely thought his acquiesce would pull the satisfied teachers into his corner.

In fact, just the opposite was true.  They were emboldened by the pay raise, rather than satisfied. Their next effort was #InvestInEd, an extortionist Marxist redistribution of wealth initiative— an irrevocable constitutional amendment — recently removed from the November ballot by the Arizona Supreme Court, for not accurately representing key elements of the “increased tax burden on the affected classes of taxpayers.” It was slated to appear as Prop. 207. The unionist teachers, who obviously confuse the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches of government, are misdirecting their ire on Ducey.

 The permanent funding stream would have been in addition to other subsidies already in place. Passage of ballot propositions — 301 in 2000 increasing the state sales tax and 123 in 2016 a grab from the state land trust — guaranteed more money for education, which apparently is never enough for the teachers who work 8½ months a year. School districts routinely hold budget overrides and bond elections to “get more money into the classroom” —- eduspeak for bolstering teacher’s salaries. A major premise of passing the Arizona Lottery in 1980 was that money from ticket sales would fund schools.

Despite our differences with Gov. Doug Ducey, he is a far superior November General Election candidate than reckless, radical open border supporting David Garcia, who has made getting rid of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) a top priority of his campaign. He’s a liberal DACA proponent, who also opposes construction of a border wall. Garcia is a single issue candidate whose focus is not Arizona citizens.

 *SRAZ added the “s” on Red since the teachers are led by a 24-year-old hip-hop music teacher and self identified socialist — acclaimed by the Socialist Worker publication, who coordinated Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign in Arizona.


Ducey appoints Jon Kyl to fill senate vacancy

September 4, 2018

Although at the time of this posting an announcement is not yet up on Gov. Doug Ducey’s Press Release page, Fox News is reporting that Ducey has appointed former AZ Sen. Jon Kyl to fill the state’s U.S. Senate vacancy.  

The question to ask is why would Ducey opt for a 76-year-old place holder and McCain clone when he has the opportunity to make a decisive impact on the state?


AZ Guv Ducey dogged by dicey problems

September 4, 2018

When Arizona teachers marched off the job following a self-identified socialist pied piper as they abandoned 800,000 students statewide this past Spring, they were demanding higher pay.  Though they work approximately 8 1/2 months a year, they wanted salaries commensurate with other jobs where employees are expected to work in the summer and are only allowed Thanksgiving Day off, having to be back at their post the following day. Winter and Spring breaks, previously referred to as Christmas and Easter before the educrat PC Police neutered the holidays are two full weeks. Days off for “Fall Break” are in October. A weeklong “Spring Break” is separate from “Spring Holiday.” A week for “Fall Break” is separate from Thanksgiving.

Do you get an early release from work so you can “collaborate” with your colleagues? Bet not. Twenty-one days in the school year are so designated. How about those half days off for “planning“? This school district calendar was randomly selected.

Still, the teachers whined, threatened and left. Had Ducey possessed the cajones of Ronald Reagan when the demanding PATCO union air traffic controllers walked out, canceling over 7,000 flights, the outcome would have been much different. Reagan fired 11,345 unionists (1 min. video), who refused to return to work. The world continued to spin on its axis and flights flew with senior management taking the reins.

Following his acquiescence to the RedsForEd 20% pay hike, during which he claimed there would be no accompanying tax increase, Ducey is being vilified by the same marauding teachers, who now blame him that their latest money stream scheme InvestInEd (Prop. 207) — an irrevocable constitutional amendment funneling an additional $700 million yearly to further pad salaries — failed to qualify for the Nov. ballot. It wasn’t Ducey, but the AZ Supreme Court which declared the sponsors misrepresented its actual intent in the proposition‘s ballot description. In fact, it is a Marxist redistribution of wealth scheme based on placing onerous tax burdens on small business owners, other job creators and many two salaried professional families, the teachers view as “the rich.”

Now Ducey is also charged with the duty of replacing a newly constructed deity, albeit a perpetually deceptive one, with feet of clay. Ducey, up for reelection on the Nov. ballot is being challenged by reckless, radical Democrat David Garcia, who will win the support of the far-left unionist teachers.

And now, with John McCain buried after numerous funerals, it falls on Ducey to name his successor. That could be dicey for Ducey. He needs to be mindful of the conservatives, so despised by McCain, but whose votes he desperately needs in November.


AZ GOP Gov. race: Bold Bennett outpaces cowardly Ducey 

July 28, 2018

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, running for reelection, is in the fight of his political life. He knows it and the rest of us smell the acrid scent of his palpable fear.

It’s almost enough to make to make him appear a pitiful victim. Then reality takes hold and it’s clear he’s brought this political calamity upon himself. Ducey’s nervous political operatives even tried — and failed — to remove conservative challenger Ken Bennett from the ballot.

In caving in to the demands of the striking teachers who abandoned their students for a week in violation of their contractual agreements, Ducey showed his cowardly underbelly. The 20% pay hike for a part-time job didn’t satisfy the striking unionists. So far in the 2018 election cycle, the “poor” teachers, through their leftist unions have contributed nearly $14 million to politicians —- 94% to Dems and a mere 5% to Republicans.*

Following radical Noah Karvalis, a 24-year-old hip-hop music teacher acclaimed by the Socialist Worker publication, teachers are now coalescing around a permanent Constitutional Amendment straight out of the Marxist playbook of redistribution of wealth with a “tax the rich,” ballot Initiative. Teachers don’t comprehend the simple fact that the small business owners, and those they consider “the rich” and need to be punished for their successes, already pay the lion’s share of taxes. They are the ones who took the risks, worked long hours and ultimately were able to provide jobs enabling their employees to buy homes, cars and send their kids to college. They don’t get the entire summer and long holiday breaks off.

Ducey brought us to this point with his weak response to the #REDsforED thugs, passing as educators. He then added insult to injury by claiming the wage hikes wouldn’t raise taxes. Given his falling on his sword for this economic nightmare, it’s interesting that he is reviled by the teachers, who do not intend to support him with their votes. Another calculated error on the part of the Guv.

Now he cowardly refuses to engage in either of the two scheduled gubernatorial debates. He cites as his reason that well-qualified Ken Bennett, Arizona’s former Secretary of State — the job next in line of succession to the governor and president of the state senate — didn’t show enough deference to Sen. John McCain when he suggested the seriously ill McCain should step down since he is unable to finish out his term.  McCain hasn’t been seen in nearly a year.

According to Ducey, bringing up the realities of McCain’s failing health and extended absence is out of bounds.  When Bennett said Arizona is unrepresented in the U.S. Senate, Ducey considered the facts concerning his mentor uncouth. Ducey not only refuses to debate Ken Bennett, but has maintained a close relationship with the McCain’s since he came to Arizona to attend ASU. Ducey’s first job was at Cindy Hensley McCain’s Anheuser-Busch beer distributorship. It has been reported he would appoint his former boss, Cindy, to her husband’s senate post when the vacancy occurs.

Somehow, Ducey’s offer is not uncouth, but mentioning the possibility is. 

* Center for Responsive Politics


Ken Bennett: The conservative in AZ’s Governor race

July 25, 2018

Early ballots will be mailed August 1st

Arizona’s GOP gubernatorial primary is the race to watch. Despite the failing Arizona Republic newspaper’s ongoing deprecation of conservative challenger Ken Bennett, editorially advising him to get out of the race, his message is resonating with Republican voters. 

The Republicrat camp of incumbent Doug Ducey, a staunch McCain ally, became so unhinged by Ken Bennett’s entry into the race, his nominating petition signatures were challenged in court. They lost.  Bennett remains on the ballot.

The Hillary-endorsing newspaper continues to hurl invectives at Bennett, with editorial page editor Phil Boas calling Bennett’s efforts “bizarre,” while asserting he “won’t win.”

For a memory refresher regarding the behind the scenes machinations as the primary election approaches, we urge you to read,“Bennett’s in the race: AZ Gov. Doug McDucey should be nervous.

It provides background to Ducey’s deep connection to his political mentor and longtime friend, John McCain and his former boss Cindy Hensley McCain. She hired him for his first job after he moved to Arizona from Ohio. Ducey worked at Hensley & Co., Cindy’s Anheuser-Busch beer empire.

Bennett, an Arizona native was raised in Prescott, where he was elected to the city council and served as mayor. Later, he was elected to the Arizona Senate where he was elected senate president by his colleagues. In 2008, Ken Bennett was elected secretary of state, by Arizona citizens, a job that is next in the line of succession to the governor. A successful businessman with a degree in accounting, Bennett possesses a skill set based in finance, and would not have interjected himself into the teacher’s union foray as Ducey did, rather than putting the teacher salary trickery back in the hands of the elected school boards who rightly have the ultimate oversight.

Nervous Ducey is reshuffling members of his executive staff to his campaign, as he refuses to debate the well-qualified and experienced Bennett. No doubt Ducey doesn’t want to defend himself for acquiescing to the demands of Arizona’s #RedsforEd striking unionist teachers who violated their contractual agreements as they followed a 23-year-old Bernie Sanders-supporting socialist, abandoning 840,000 Arizona students for a week. Ducey rewarded them with a 20 percent pay increase.  They weren’t satisfied and are now moving forward with a Marxist-styled “redistribution of wealth” ballot initiative, permanently amending the AZ Constitution.  The deceptively named Invest in Education Act will harm Arizona’s small business owners and job creators, to further enhance teacher’s salaries.

Given the facts, it’s not surprising Ducey is so shaky he refuses to debate Ken Bennett.

Send Ken Bennett a Clean Elections $5 donation and/or $160 in seed money to enable him to qualify for campaign funding. Time is short. He needs our help. Unlike Ducey, Bennett is not funded by lobbyists and high dollar donors who want to retain the weak Republicrat status quo.