Greg Stanton pulls a costly fast one exiting as Phx. mayor

May 25, 2018

Judicial Watch, whose motto is “Because no one is above the law,” is an principled, conservative watchdog group that fights for accountability and integrity in law, politics and government. JW also has a blog, Corruption Chronicles.

Corruption Chronicles runs a must read report on the contemptible excesses of Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, who has stepped down prior to the end of his term to run for the U.S. House in Arizona’s CD 9. The report is titled,Phoenix Mayor Gives La Raza Ally $2.4 Mil Before Leaving to Run for Congress. It is an important exposé that CD 9 voters need to acquaint themselves with prior to the Aug. 28 Primary and Nov. 6, 2018 General Elections. It contains just five paragraphs that should not be overlooked

For an idea of where Stanton stands politically, when he was initially elected in 2011, then President Barack Obama and Homeland INsecurity chieftain Janet Napolitano jointly called with congratulatory wishes.

 A bit of history: In 2005, Kyrsten Sinema, a committed pro-abortion and open-borders advocate, lost her initial state legislative race as a Green Party candidate. The lawyer, social worker and self-proclaimed bi-sexual then set out re-crafting herself as a Democrat and was elected to the state legislature. She ran and won in the newly created CD 9 based on the results of the 2010 Census. The district has been represented by chameleon Kyrsten Sinema, who has improbably transformed herself from a crude, foul mouthed, leftist partisan to a soft spoken, stylish U.S. Senate candidate.

Sinema no longer heralds her ties to the Communist Party, bi-sexuality, open borders, abortion or strong allegiance to atheism, which led her to refuse to take her oath of office with her hand on a Bible. Seth Leibsohn is the GOP candidate to support.

Jeff Flake, whose relentless Trump bashing left him polling at 18%, is not running for reelection and Sinema is hoping to nab that senate seat. The conservative choice is Dr. Kelli Ward. The political musical chairs now place liberal Stanton, who previously announced for Secretary of State, abandoning that venture and opting for the CD 9 seat Sinema is leaving.

Democrat Vice Mayor Laura Pastor, daughter of liberal former CD 7 Congressman Ed Pastor, will assume the role of acting mayor. Pastor, Councilman Daniel Valenzuela and Councilwoman Kate Gallego — all liberal Democrats — have announced their intentions to run for the city‘s top job. Unknown entity Moses Sanchez, a navy veteran and teacher, has announced as the sole Republican mayoral candidate, though his fact deficient website neglects to mention the word “Republican,” or any GOP involvement.

Arizona voters will need a scorecard to keep up with the ambitious, reconfigured Democrats and their desires to take over the city of Phoenix and encroach on D.C. in the Senate and House. This is serious business with potentially long-lasting and dire consequences. Pay attention and vote on information, not slick campaign ads.

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The lunacy of celebrating diversity gets even loonier

April 29, 2018

Phoenix City Council votes for rainbow crosswalks

Since the inception of our nation, America has been enriched by people of various backgrounds coming to our shores to form a bond that celebrated unity. As grade school students, we were given a single dowel and asked to break it. Of course, it snapped easily in our young fingers. Then we were given several dowels corded together and found that the same task was not easily accomplished. This early lesson was intended to clearly illustrate the power of unity, which in the case of populations, needs assimilation to flourish.

But today, the bonds of unity are cast aside for the celebration of diversity — the very thing that separates us.

 Conservative intellectual Thomas Sowell, once wrote, “The next time some academics tell you how important diversity is, ask how many Republicans there are in their sociology department.” His 2013 column,Words that replace thought,” remains relevant.

We veer off into diversityville today to inform our readers that the liberal majority on the Phoenix City Council including Mayor Greg Stanton — also a self-identified “progressive” congressional candidate — voted unanimously to join what the Arizona Republic newspaper has described as a ”nationwide trend of painting crosswalks with a rainbow design to celebrate the local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.”

Heterosexuals, who replenish our earth as God commanded in Genesis 9:7, aren’t worthy of celebration.

Until three years ago when Bruce Jenner revealed himself on the cover of Vanity Fair as “Caitlyn.” few had ever heard the word “transgender.”  Now, thanks to the liberal media, which call homosexuality aculture,” what was previously identified as deviancy, has become so mainstreamed it’s being taught as merely an alternate lifestyle in public elementary schools.

The Seattle Times picked up the crosswalk story, characterizing it as “Phoenix honors gay pride.”

Vastly outnumbered, by leftists, Republican council members Sal DiCiccio and Jim Waring chose to be absent rather than engage in the rainbow crosswalk vote.


McCain: Incapable of doing job, lacks grace to retire

January 21, 2018

Who’s McCain’s ghost writer?

To the casual observer, it appears John McCain has been very busy. Though seriously ill with what his Mayo Clinic doctors describe as an “aggressive form of brain cancer,” he continues to weigh in on D.C. issues and place the blame for government intransigence squarely where he thinks it belongs — on Republicans.

We are led to believe octogenarian McCain has become a prolific writer as he recuperates from the unrecoverable and deals with the debilitating side effects of the therapy he‘s been receiving, which often returns him to the hospital. He tweets and writes commentaries like this one imploring President Trump to stop attacking the press — ignoring the fact that it’s the same leftist press that eagerly prints his own condemnations and has waged war on the president since before his inauguration. McCain also has his name attached to a globalist vantage point op-ed that appeared in The Economist, titled, “The World in 2018”: Defending the Liberal World Order.That’s a title we couldn’t make up. The article reeks of  the influence of billionaire Socialist One Worlder George Soros, a generous McCain funder who despises national borders.

McCain’s senate office, which was issuing intermittent updated health reports, has been silent, though CNN reported in mid-December that he was described as increasingly frail.

One of McCain’s last public acts was the intentionally theatrical and spiteful thumbs down vote he cast against Republican efforts on the “skinny repeal” of Obamacare. The senate balloting was delayed in anticipation of his much needed vote. Sick or well, McCain is a showboating antagonist who continually colludes with Democrats against the party under whose banner he has run for nearly four decades.

McCain has missed important votes and key staff members are leaving for more secure positions. He obviously isn’t writing commentaries or spending his days tweeting. The charade by his well-intentioned  staff does him no favors. The chances of him returning to the senate are slim. Arizonans deserve representation. Gov. Doug Ducey, whose own election carried the GOP syndicate’s endorsement, including McCain‘s, would be in the odd position of appointing a successor to the man he has known since he moved to Arizona in 1982 to attend ASU and went to work for Hensley & Co., Cindy Hensley McCain’s Anheuser-Busch distributorship.

Even given the awkwardness of the situation, it’s imperative to fill the seat with a Republican who can show up for work. John McCain recently had the newly renovated Terminal 3 at Phoenix’ Sky Harbor International Airport named for him by the Democrat majority Phoenix City Council. Now he could show some reciprocal decency to the taxpayers who funded that extravagant gift and let them have the senate representation they deserve in an environment where very vote counts.


Amnesty advocate Kate Gallego wants to be Phoenix mayor

January 19, 2018

No straight answers to simple question: *What’s the ideal number we should give citizenship to?”

Fox News’ Tucker Carlson asks a simple question of unprepared liberal extremist Phoenix mayoral candidate Kate Gallego and repeatedly gets a scripted talking point extolling “immigrants” that doesn’t answer his question as a response.

Her mindset is not surprising since she’s hired illegal aliens as staffers in her District 8 City Council office, brought on-board through Barack Obama‘s self-admitted unlawful Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA program.

That’s the  flawed  program pushed by Democrats and Republicrats such as Arizona’s two disastrous U.S. Senators requiring the United States to accept unverifiable claims of illegals under age 36, that they were brought here as young children by their illegally invading parents. The end game for their fraud is being rewarded with amnesty that morphs into citizenship. In other words, a program that removes consequences for  their deceit and serves only to encourage more unskilled and often illiterate illegals to flood into our homeland ultimately swelling the ranks of the Democrat Party.

What’s not to like?

Kate Gallego is a first-term member of the Phoenix City Council, not even prepared to speak without a script, but she wants to be the mayor of the nation’s sixth largest city.

According to a newly released study by John Lott of the Crime Prevention Research Center, in Arizona, illegals of all ages are 142 percent more likely to be convicted of a crime than other residents, but that figure soars to 250 percent among the 18-35 age cohort, those most likely to fall within the DACA parameters.

Will Racke, writing for the Daily Caller, provides the complete story, including a link to Lott’s study.


AZ Republic’s leftism goes full frontal

December 31, 2017

The Hillary-endorsing, amnesty-supporting, left-wing Arizona Republic, much like the amoral biblical Salome, has provocatively dropped its final veil but misses the mark as a seductress. Those still reading the undisguised pap and taking it seriously continue to dwindle. With layoffs and buyouts of longtime editors and reporters, the failing newspaper relies on ASU Cronkite students to keep the political prostitute on the street.

The latest effort trotted out as an editorial is titled, “Arizonans to help lead the way in 2018.”

Mentioned first is Juan Ciscomani, a Mexican native, and aide to Gov. Doug Ducey, described as instrumental in “mending Arizona’s relationship with Mexico.”

Ted Cooke, the general manager of the Central Arizona Project, is described as a “major player in the water wars.” Just last week, the same newspaper referred to the Rio Salado Project as John McCain’s legacy. The parched desert of Arizona suddenly has enough water to make everyone a player. Arizona natives were taught it was the state’s first U.S. Sen. Carl Hayden, who got the ball rolling long before McCain carpet-bagged into the state.

Gov. Doug Ducey is King of the Hill, with nary a rival in sight. But where does he go when he’s termed out. With unpopular Jeff Flake opting not to run in 2018 and McCain seriously ill with brain cancer, there will soon be two senate seats up for grabs. No one expects Ducey to abandon the governorship to grasp at the golden ring, but stranger things have happened. Congressional District 8, Trent Frank’s undisputed stronghold, is also now available since his recent surprise resignation. Watch for high stakes political musical chairs not previously seen.

Next comes the poser regarding tax raising, liberal Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton: “Can he go national?” asks the editorial, “Kyrsten Sinema took what should be a perennially contested district, Congressional District 9, and made it a safe seat for Democrats. But now she is running for U.S. Senate.” Not mentioned is bisexual atheist Sinema’s radical past. The former Green Party candidate is now a beloved Democrat. The newspaper is pinning it’s hopes on Stanton, referred to as a “proven vote getter,“ taking the CD 9 seat. When elected mayor, Stanton received a joint congratulatory call from Barack Obama and Janet Napolitano.

CD 2 Rep. Martha (Mc)McSally, a McCain ally, has also announced for the senate. Mysteriously missing from the senate lineup is Dr. Kelli Ward, a family practice physician and former two-term member of the Arizona senate. Despite garnering national support, her conservative credentials have made her a non-person to the newspaper’s far left editorial board.

 U of A’s President Robert Robbins made the list. He should sue for defamation of character after being compared to ASU’s flamboyant Michael Crow who favors illegals over Arizona students.

 Daniel Valenzuela, a longtime union leader and Kate Gallego, who was defamed by minorities for not being a minority despite her name, now rate the headline “More firsts in Phoenix.” The newspaper describes them as potential mayoral candidates both coming from the”Democrat rich” city council.

The newspaper is salivating. Conservatives have their work cut out for them.


Trump haters failing & the dire consequences of Dem govt control

October 15, 2017

Today’s headline might seem disjointed, but stay with the post to its conclusion. There’s a message here.

Americans are tiring of Trump bashers and letting them know it. The New York Post’s Page Six reports that George Lopez was booed off the stage at a gala benefiting juvenile diabetes in Denver, over an anti-Donald Trump routine that riled the crowd.

Marshall Bruce Mathers III, a high school dropout, rising from a troubled background to a mega star white rapper in a hoodie renaming himself after small candy coated chocolates, tells his fans in the crudest of terms, (Video) that they need to chose between him and President Trump. He stages his performance in a Detroit parking garage backed by a contingent of actual blacks, for the BET Hip Hop Awards.

Where better than the crime infested and devastated city of Detroit, run into ruin for years by liberals? Detroit — once an industrial titan known as “Motor City,” and famous for Motown music — now has one of the highest murder rates in the nation.

The degradation of Detroit is explained in DiscoverTheNetworks.org which has done extensive research on the city, culminating with,How the Democrats Destroyed Detroit,” written by Arnold Ahlert.

What is noteworthy is that Detroit has been under the control of Democrat mayors and city councils since 1962 — over half a century. Like Detroit, the City of Phoenix operates under the political contrivance of “nonpartisan” municipal elections — an ideal way for Democrats to hide their identity. And like Detroit, Blue Phoenix sits within the Red State of Arizona. Donald Trump carried Michigan in the 2016 presidential race, masterfully flipping 12 counties that previously supported Obama.

A Trump-like candidate is desperately needed to run for Phoenix mayor. We need more than a McCain operative like losing Wes Gullet to rescue Arizona’s union controlled capitol city. As of the recent Special Election held after Republican Councilman Bill Gates resigned to run for the Board of Supervisors and was succeeded by liberal Debra Stark, the Phoenix City Council is now locked in a Democrat stronghold.

Phoenix’ leftist Mayor Greg Stanton is resigning to pursue the CD 9 U.S. House seat, being vacated by liberal U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema as she challenges vulnerable RINO Jeff Flake.  

It might seem we need a scorecard to keep up with the political musical chairs. We don’t. Just remember Conservative Dr. Kelli Ward is the one to support in the 2018 Arizona Senate race.


Liberal Greg Stanton joins political musical chairs game

October 9, 2017

Beguiled by Washington, political opportunist Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton drops bid for Secretary of State

It’s possible to get a severe case of whiplash trying to keep your eye on the political prize Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is after.

 The Democrat who is not inclined to being democratic as we’ve pointed out here, here, and here, still has an open campaign for Secretary of State — a sleeper position often the direct route to the governor’s office since it is next in line of ascension if a sitting governor is unable to serve out their term.

But now we see that the ambitious liberal isn’t content waiting for a governor to provide an opening. He’s  announced he’s resigning the top city job and looking directly at D.C., now that Democrat Kyrsten Sinema is bounding from her Congressional District 9 House seat and mounting a challenge to Jeff Flake, John McCain’s doppelganger senate seat-mate. Dr. Kelli Ward is the conservative in the race.

The only discernible activity on Stanton’s Secretary of State page is a payment of $1000 Stanton made to Equality Arizona last November, listed as an expenditure. But there was a method to Stanton’s seemingly madcap donation. EQAZ, as it nicknames itself, lists its mission on its website:

“Each election cycle provides us the important opportunity to help elect candidates who will work to achieve full LGBTQ equality in our state. Helping to elect pro-LGBTQ candidates is one of the most important things we do.”

For an insight into Stanton’s mindset, EQAZ supports “our LGBTQ immigrant population.” which they claim is “too often at high risk for discrimination, isolation, and a lack of access to resources.” The group also opposed the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Liberal Democrat Stanton announced that he was “disappointed” that President Donald Trump plans to rally supporters in mid-August. “’It is my hope that more sound judgment prevails and that he delays his visit,’ Stanton said. In fact, Stanton ludicrously linked the visit and request for the president to “delay his plans” to visit Phoenix “to what he referred to as “the nation still healing from the tragic events in Charlottesville.”

During his campaign for mayor, Greg Stanton was so beholden to then-Firefighters union boss Billy Shields, that when his daughter, Mindy, given a job as Stanton’s treasurer, was charged with embezzling over $77,000 from Stanton’s campaign, lawyer Stanton — who should have known better — tried to have the felony charges dismissed so as not to rile her powerful father. Shields was still angry enough that the crime was reported, to support Stanton’s opponent.

In our January 2013 post,Phoenix Mayor Stanton: An ambitious liberal to watch,” we detailed his commitment to a keeping a sieve-like border as he told mayors of Mexican border cities meeting in D.C.,  “We should never let border security get in the way of the economy.”

We predicted then that Greg Stanton, who was congratulated on his mayoral win via calls from Barack Obama and Janet Napolitano, has higher aspirations.

In March 2013, Stanton blatantly lied about the imposition of a food tax on Phoenix residents. Imagine if this radical liberal with no conscience gains a congressional seat. It was by design not happenstance that Phoenix City elections have notoriously low voter turnouts, timed for the hottest part of the summer when many residents are vacationing. The only announced mayoral candidate is Daniel Valenzuela, another liberal with union roots.

We need a solid Republican to step up and re-take the reins of the nation’s fifth largest city. We’ve been in the liberal abyss far too long.