Dem Gov. Hobbs takes oath of office, goes mute…issues statements

January 3, 2023

Hobbs’ mother holds family bible for swearing in. Husband and kids were not pictured alongside the new governor

In a disparaging statement pointedly aimed at her two-term Republican predecessor Doug Ducey, following her swearing-in as Arizona’s governor, Katie Hobbs noted, “Today marks a new chapter for Arizona. As we look forward to a brighter future, I pledge that the needs of Arizonans…not partisan politics…will always come first.”

Hobbs, who cowardly refused to debate her Republican opponent Kari Lake, during the campaign, has so far issued statements rather than speaking. “I will work with Republicans, Democrats, and Independents to tackle our state’s biggest challenges,” the statement read, naming “abortion rights,” among her top priorities. Killing innocent pre-born babies is a major concern for Hobbs. However, not a word was uttered about the unparalleled crisis at our southern border since Joe Biden assumed office and began tearing down the much-needed border wall that was prioritized and under construction during the presidency of Donald Trump.

When Hobbs, whose home was previously in foreclosure as she supplemented her state senate income as an Uber driver, pledged that the needs of Arizonans will be met. She steered clear of mentioning Talonya Adams. Hobbs no doubt feared a debate would focus negative attention on their interactions, when as then-senate minority leader she was party to a discrimination lawsuit filed against the senate in U.S. Federal Court by Talonya Adams a lawyer/policy advisor for the Arizona Senate democrats. Ms. Adams alleged racial and sexual discrimination based on asking to be paid as much as her white male counterparts. According to this 12News report, Hobbs was less than two months into her job as minority leader when Adams was fired. Adams had been in her policy adviser position for three years. The jury awarded Ms. Adams $2.75 million. Katie Hobbs issued an apology…which is more than Arizona voters could expect as she hid from them, refusing to debate for the state’s top job.

Ducey, who has aided Hobbs’ transition, reportedly left a note behind in his office for his successor, a copy of which was provided by Hobbs’ staff. The four-paragraph handwritten note on state letterhead congratulated Hobbs on her victory, wished her success and stated, “Every day as governor is an adventure. It is the greatest job in politics and an immense responsibility. I know you will serve the people of Arizona well.”

If he’s not engaging in irony, Ducey’s next job could be as a stand-up comedian.


Ducey flexes muscle, makes judicial appointments just prior to leaving office

December 31, 2022

After needlessly expanding the Arizona Supreme Court and putting two close friends in black robes, Gov. Doug Ducey, on his way out of his ninth-floor office door, has expanded both divisions of the Arizona Court of Appeals. He appointed Michael Catlett, Anni Foster, and Daniel Kiley to Division I. Ducey also appointed Lacey Stover Gard, Michael Kelly, and Christopher O’Neil to Division II. These vacancies were newly and superfluously created by the addition of three at-large appellate seats on each division of the Arizona Courts of Appeals. The Arizona Judicial branch describes the court duties.

Read Ducey’s December 29, 2022 news release announcing his appointments, along with the new judge’s bios, before it disappears. He will be replaced by incoming democrat Katie Hobbs, who will be inaugurated along with other state officials Jan. 5, 2023.

In his statement, Ducey inanely states, “These new judges will provide the much needed resources for the Court of Appeals to handle its growing caseload as more and more people choose Arizona as a place to live, work, and start a business…”  The fact is, Court of Appeals judges working in three-judge panels, without juries, are not corporate lawyers. They deal with both civil and criminal Superior Court cases that are appealed to a higher court for additional review. What Ducey more appropriately should have added is that the state’s open border is a gateway for criminals illegally invading our state, who commit additional crimes once here and are clogging our legal system.

Anni Foster, appointed to Division I, previously dropped out of the race for Maricopa County Attorney after Rachel Mitchell, a former County Attorney’s Office Division Chief was initially appointed and was then elected, to fill the seat vacated by problem plagued Allister Adel, 45, heralded as the first female county attorney. Adel died unexpectedly. Ducey’s general counsel, Foster was fortunate when Ducey ensured her future employment appointing her to the Court of Appeals. She won’t have to campaign since judges are on a retention ballot.

AZ GOP Gov. Doug Ducey does democrat Katie Hobbs work for her

December 23, 2022

On his way out the door, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey reverts to his McCain roots, and is authorizing the removal of the shipping container barrier on our southern border he previously heralded as a great accomplishment of his administration, calling the invasion, “an unprecedented crisis.” Ducey was praised by Fox News for taking action to staunch the flood of illegal aliens overtaking our state and nation as he sued the Biden administration.

In an October 21, 2022 news release announcing this lawsuit, Ducey, a nominal Republican, said Biden’s failure to secure the southern border has resulted in surrounding communities being overwhelmed by “illegal activity and criminality.”

“Arizona is taking action to protest on behalf of our citizens,” he said. “With this lawsuit, we’re pushing back against efforts by federal bureaucrats to reverse the progress we’ve made. The safety and security of Arizona and its citizens must not be ignored,” he stated. “Arizona is going to do the job that Joe Biden refuses to do — secure the border in any way we can. We’re not backing down.”

McCain mentored and recruited Ducey, whose first job after arriving in Arizona as an ASU college student, was working in Cindy Hensley McCain’s Anheuser-Busch beer distributorship. Ducey ultimately moved on to wealth of his own as the owner of Cold Stone Creamery Ice Cream, which he later sold.

Katie Hobbs, the problematic democrat who refused to engage in the PBS televised pre-election debate with Trump-endorsed gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake, was given an unspoken boost by Ducey, who remained mum rather than calling out the political sham.

Today’s gloating headline in the leftist local newspaper blasts: “Ducey agrees to take down border wall.” It continues, “Arizona bows to federal pressure to remove shipping container barrier.”

TX Gov. Greg Abbott takes action re: illegals

December 19, 2022

Abbott declares “Texas remains vigilant in our response to Biden’s border crisis.”

This is Gov. Abbott’s recent letter to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton regarding what he appropriately refers to as a “crisis” — exacerbated by the end of Title 42 just days away. Both Abbott and Paxton are Republicans. Under Title 42, Border Patrol agents could expel illegals seeking amnesty without a formal hearing. Over 1.7 million illegal aliens have been expelled under Title 42 since it took effect in March 2020 during the height of the COVID pandemic, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection data.

Gov. Abbott’s letter was sent just one day after a huge crossing of illegal aliens into El Paso, Texas. During this massive influx, over 1,000 aliens illegally entered the U.S. in a well-organized caravan. “I invoked the Invasion Clauses of the U.S. & Texas Constitutions to fully authorize Texas to take unprecedented measures to defend our state against an invasion,” Gov. Abbott wrote. “I’m using that constitutional authority, & other authorization & Executive Orders to keep our state & country safe.”

Texas officials have criticized the Biden administration for its unwillingness to enforce immigration law at the southern border and have attempted to act independently of Washington to stem the tide of illegals unlawfully entering the United States. Gov. Abbott formally declared an “invasion” in November and invoked constitutional powers to control the indefensible situation.

Arizona’s Gov. Doug Ducey, mentored by open borders proponent John McCain, a driving force in the failed bipartisan Gang of Eight pushing “immigration reform,“ has been a disappointment. A year after McCain’s death Ducey was still mourning him, putting out a press release titled, Governor Ducey: “John McCain’s Legacy Endures”

The crisis on Arizona’s border will only worsen with a democrat at the helm. 

Lame duck AZ Gov. Ducey sealing border wall gaps against “migrants”?

October 20, 2022

Illegal aliens are not “migrating.” They are invading.

In a move that should be welcomed by Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls, 60 double-stacked, 22 feet tall shipping containers, welded shut and topped with four feet of razor wire are ‘filling gaps’ along the border.

In 2019 Nicholls declared a “state of emergency,” saying, “Migrants are being released into the community faster than they are departing, and shelters and the staff to run them are at max capacity.“ Surely the illegal invaders were not “departing” for Mexico, where they had just left to enter Yuma, Arizona. Nicholls was nonchalantly referring to them fanning out across the United States costing American citizens incalculable expense in terms of maintenance and crime. The  Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) estimates the yearly cost at $132 billion, and rising annually.

Fox News has reported that over 200,000 illegal aliens (the news organization also erroneously refers to them as “migrants“) have breached our southern border in each of the last four months. Recent data show that the Yuma Sector has seen a 242% increase in encounters so far this fiscal year compared to last year.

President Donald Trump prioritized the border, understanding it presents a major crisis to our stability. Doug Ducey was a McCain devotee, equivocating on the border, using it only when he needed to gain points. Arizonans will remember him pointedly not answering his cell phone when it played, “Hail to the Chief,” indicating the call was from President Trump as Ducey was certifying the presidential election votes favoring Biden.

Katie Hobbs proves you never know who your Uber driver is

September 26, 2022

Previously referred to as “Fraidy Katie” for refusing to engage in either the primary or general Clean Elections debates, democrat Hobbs has now revealed herself to be “Shady Katie.”

Among the myriad duties of Arizona’s now term-limited Republican governor is managing the state budget. Gov. Doug Ducey served as a two-term state treasurer. Previously, he was a successful business owner. As governor, he presided over record investments and historic tax cuts. The governor has line-item veto authority on financial appropriations. Given this background, it makes the gubernatorial candidacy of far-left democrat Katie Hobbs — who called for a probe of Pres. Trump and his supporters over ‘“intense efforts to interfere with ballot counting,” — even more preposterous.

Although the Hillary-endorsing local newspaper buried the story with a mere four sentences at the bottom of the Valley & State section, expanding its coverage on Page 5B, hoping to obscure notice of its dwindling number of readers, the report titled, “Hobbs got a secret side gig to help make ends meet,” is shocking in revealing her ineptness for holding the state’s top job overseeing a $16 billion state budget with little to recommend her. She and her husband, who worked two jobs, were so cash strapped — even losing their home to foreclosure. As a state legislator, driving for Uber, Hobbs failed to report the income she earned. Once the facts were revealed, she was forced to amend her 2016 income tax report. The governor’s job pays $95,000 yearly which was likely the inducement for financially hobbled Hobbs.

Amending tax returns as an elected official — only after being caught in nefarious actions — doesn’t have the same resonance as coming forward, admitting guilt and issuing a statement of apology. Instead Katie Hobbs is brazenly seeking the state’s leadership position. Given her background, there’s something very appropriate about having a left-wing candidate driving Arizonans for a colonoscopy appointment. It’s job training.

GOP Govs send illegal aliens to “Border Czar’s” D.C. home

September 19, 2022

The Washington Examiner headlined its comprehensive coverage of the ingenious handing of the ongoing illegal alien crisis, WATCH: Another bus of migrants sent from Texas arrives at Kamala Harris’s house in DC.

During an interview where she was pointedly asked about the 2 million most recent invaders, Vice President Harris preposterously attempted to deflect the crisis onto former President Donald Trump, who prioritized the border and fulfilled his campaign promise by initiating construction a border wall — which Joe Biden immediately began dismantling. “We have a secure border, and that is a priority for any nation, including ours and our administration. But there are still a lot of problems that we are trying to fix, given the deterioration that happened over the last four years,” Harris deceitfully stated.

Though “Border Czar” Harris has yet to spend a moment at the border, considering it a laughing matter, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis — all Republicans — are faced with confronting the costly and criminal realities on a daily basis. They have competently undertaken busing and flying the invaders to the democrat strongholds of Chicago, New York, Washington, DC and the high tone enclave of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, where the Obama’s have a $12 million estate which sits on 29.3 waterfront acres, and features seven bedrooms. That should afford them plenty of room to accommodate more than a few so-called “migrant” families.

To equip yourself with pertinent information, we urge you to read, “Biden’s Public Charge: Open Borders and Open Wallets,” by Bob Dane, FAIR’s executive director.

Editor’s note: Seeing Red AZ does not refer to illegal aliens as “migrants” which denotes a transitory status.  These invaders are not interested in short-term, temporary accommodations. They are here to stay…at taxpayer’s expense, which means you‘re permanently picking up the multifaceted tab which has escalated to an additional $20.4 billion annually.

Fake news disseminator describes AZ GOP electors as fake

September 8, 2022

The local Hillary-endorsing newspaper is dying. Though subscriptions continue to plummet, it is so bonded to being a vocal tool of the democrat party it is unable to extract itself from spewing leftist propaganda.

A recent article is a vicious example. Ronald Hansen, described as a “political reporter” is of the slice-and-dice variety as long as the target is a conservative. He has previously written about the hateful antics of some of U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar’s malicious, leftwing and jealous, out-of-state siblings, who have attempted to have dental association PAC donors withdraw their support from Gosar, a popular retired dentist, who ably represents Arizona’s 4th Congressional District.

Hansen’s most recent effort is another attempt at political assassination of conservatives. This time he tries to sully the reputations of those he refers to as “fake electors,” including two doctors and a lawyer, all highly accomplished professionals. The doctors are GOP State Chairman Kelli Ward, D.O., and her husband Col. Michael Ward, D.O  who served as the Arizona Air National Guard flight surgeon. Dr. Kelli Ward, formerly a two-term state senator continued to practice medicine in emergency departments in Lake Havasu City and Kingman, Arizona, during her time in the senate. Phoenix lawyer Jack Wilenchik is described as having “helped convene the Trump electors for Arizona,” which, in the convoluted language of the lacking-in-integrity local newspaper, should make him a candidate for hard labor in an orange jumpsuit.

Gov. Doug Ducey signed SB1158 on May 9, 2021. The legislation requires the state bar to pay attorney fees and other costs associated with the case if the state bar seeks to discipline a lawyer and ends up losing.

Chicago dem Mayor Lori Lightweight puts border ignorance on display

September 7, 2022

Wants illegal invaders treated with ”dignity and respect”

Farcical dem Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot preposterously claims she is happy to welcome bus loads of illegal aliens to Chicago. Yet, reacting to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s latest move to send the invaders to Chicago, Lightfoot called his policies “racist” and declared the Trump administration — which has been out of office since Jan. 20, 2021 — guilty of “human cruelty.”

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has dramatically altered its reporting standards under the Biden administration, now stating its “top priority is to keep terrorists and their weapons from entering the U.S.” The revealing charts and numbers of invaders that were easily accessible during the Trump administration have vanished. A new title page absurdly headlines: Air and Marine Operations Visions Strategy 2030.” 

Border state governors Greg Abbott (TX) and Arizona’s Doug Ducey, who have dealt directly with the border invasion for years, have been busing the illegal invaders to other parts of the United States, notably New York City, Chicago and Washington, D.C., in defiance of the lax policies of the Biden administration that have allowed the invasion to continue unabated and negatively impact America’s border states with increased criminality while creating financial burdens on citizen taxpayers. On April 20, 2021, Ducey declared a state of emergency, deploying the national guard to the border. He is term-limited and will be replaced in the upcoming election, and still the invasion continues.

Gov. Abbott recently sent this unequivocal letter to the mayors of New York City and Washington, D.C., describing the “security crisis created by President Biden’s dangerous open border policies.” He concluded with an invitation for them to visit the Texas border, specifically inviting them to contact his office to schedule the visit “to see firsthand the dire situation that only grows more urgent with each passing day.”

Best advice? None of us should hold our breath waiting for a reply. The illegal invasion benefits democrats, increasing their numbers. Nothing else matters to them.

AZ Gov. Ducey follows TX Gov. Greg Abbott busing illegals to D.C.

May 14, 2022

Abbott has announced Texas brought 922 illegals to the nation’s capital in 35 buses. Will Ducey follow that example?

In a move that would be certain to inflame his open-border mentor Señor Juan McAmnesty, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has begun busing illegal alien invaders to Washington, D.C.

Following Gov. Greg Abbott’s successful plan, which has delighted Texans and agitated D.C. insiders, unable to conceive of the Southwestern border calamity to which they have turned a blind eye, impacting their elite environs.

It’s known as retaliation.

Just prior to his more recent follow-the-leader imitation, Ducey bizarrely called on leftist tech giants to aid in stopping drug and human exploitation crimes, beginning his letter with the words, “It’s no secret our southern border is a mess.”

No kidding.

As governor of Arizona, a border state seriously impacted by illegal invaders who suffer no consequences for their actions, Ducey is finally showing concern about the crisis under which Arizona’s citizens have long endured and been forced to finance with our tax dollars.

If these numbers from FAIR (Federation for American Immigration Reform) detailing the Fiscal Burden of Illegal Immigration on the United States seem shocking, bear in mind they are from 2017. The Biden administration has irreparably opened the floodgates since then, appointing Alejandro Mayorkas, an immigrant, (probably illegal) from Communist Cuba, as Homeland Security Secretary, acclaimed as the first Latino in that position, by a president who is driven by “Firsts.”

Ducey, who is unable to run again due to term limits, has something up his sleeve. The question is, “What?”