Moses Sanchez: New leadership in Phx Mayor’s race

September 19, 2018

2018 Phoenix Mayoral Debate excerpts

Candidates:

Kate Gallego, Democrat  — former City Council member — resigned to run for mayor. She’s a devout amnesty advocate. She is also expressed support of the outrageous idea of Phoenix raising its water rates to generate an additional $1.5 billion to make updates to the existing system.

You can tell a lot about a candidate by checking out their endorsement list. Gallego’s makes her even more unacceptable. Far leftists, unions, discredited liberals and abortion supporters are front and center. She even showcases the endorsement of her former husband, far left congressman Ruben Gallego, whom she divorced while she was expecting their first child.

Daniel Valenzuela, Democrat — former City Council member — resigned to run for mayor. Oddly, he says he’ll keep his full-time, 40-hour-a-week job as a Glendale firefighter if elected mayor of the nation’s sixth largest city. That’s a trick that rivals Houdini’s best efforts. Those city-funded pensions that are breaking the taxpayer’s backs, are a greater lure than being mayor. Valenzuela needs to make a choice. Though it seems impossible, his endorsements are even more chilling than Kate Gallego‘s.

Nicholas Sarwark, chairman of the Libertarian National Committee, is a former public defender, and runs a pre-owned auto business begun by his grandfather. His campaign “events” page has none listed, and shows him addressing a nearly empty room. Sarwark needs a course on the importance of optics.

Moses Sanchez, the only Republican in the race, scored with the best quote from the Channel 12 televised debate:

 “If you think the last decade of dysfunctional, failed leadership is the best thing we can do, you have other options. I believe we could do better. I believe we can create a city that puts her residents first. I believe it’s going to take an outsider who’s led in the military, in the classroom and in the boardroom. I believe you deserve better than what you’ve been getting,”

An Ahwatukee resident who rated enthusiastic coverage in the Ahwatukee Foothills News, Sanchez — who refreshingly is not a recycled council member — identifies himself as a Navy veteran, immigrant, educator and small business owner. His wife, Dr. Maria Manriquez, is a gynecologist who is the associate dean for clinical curricular affairs at the University of Arizona’s Phoenix medical school.

 Debate excerpts:

Candidate’s opening statements: (Video).

How to fix homeless problem: (Video).

Fixing the Phoenix pension problem: (Video).

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Dr. Steve Ferrara: Best choice for U.S. Rep. in CD 9

July 30, 2018

Moses Sanchez is the sole Republican running for Phoenix Mayor

Not long ago local radio talk show co-host and author Seth Liebsohn retired from the Seth and Chris Show to run for Congress in Arizona’s Congressional District 9, The duo’s afternoon drive time political program provided name ID to Leibsohn, giving him a boost as the campaign took off. The soaring trajectory didn’t last long. An entirely avoidable snafu occurred that derailed the short-lived campaign.

Now Liebsohn is endorsing another Republican in the race. Steve Ferrara, MD, a political fresh face, confidently identifying himself as a conservative on his website.

Dr. Ferrara, is a military veteran and medical doctor with a compelling personal story. Deployed into combat in Afghanistan he transformed combat casualty care by pioneering life and limb saving endovascular surgical techniques on the battlefield. His work history also placed him on Capitol Hill, providing extraordinary background for the CD 9 race.

Ferrara and his wife, Elizabeth, an active duty Navy Captain, are the parents of two teenage children.

Former Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, a liberal political opportunist who initially filed to run for secretary of state, recently resigned in order to run for congress. Incredibly egotistical, in 2017 he actually warned the President of the United States to “stay out of my city!“ as reported by AZ Family Channel 5. Undeterred, Trump came and addressed a huge, supportive crowd.

Democrat Stanton, a known tyrant who callously disregards the voices of city residents, pulled a costly fast one as he exited the mayor’s office, insuring votes from the La Raza open borders crowd, by gifting them $2.4 million in taxpayer funds. Known for supporting unpopular issues, Stanton even lied about lifting the oppressive food tax as he gave large “retention bonuses” to city employees. When first elected in 2011, he received a congratulatory call from the overjoyed duo, Barack Obama and Janet Napolitano.

The Lego-building-block-shaped district cuts a swath through central Phoenix making its way through Tempe and South Scottsdale, west Mesa, northwestern Chandler and areas of southeast Phoenix including the Ahwatukee district (Map here)

Moses Sanchez, another political newcomer, is the lone Republican in the Phoenix Mayor’s race, As usual, it’s bloated with Democrats, though the council and mayor run under a bogus “nonpartisan” guise. All we know about him is on his campaign website. Mayoral candidates typically don’t make the rounds of Republican district meetings because the city is deep blue in the red state of Arizona. The last Republican elected  mayor of the nation’s fifth largest city was a 1994 GOP pretender named Skip Rimsza.

As a young boy, along with his parents and sister, Sanchez immigrated to the U.S. from Panama. A Navy veteran of 21 years, including a tour of duty in Afghanistan, he continues to serve in the reserves. He graduated college with an MBA in Business Management, owns a small business and teaches in the community college system. Moses and his Arizona native wife Maria Manriquez M.D., live in Ahwatukee.


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.


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.