Resurrecting John McShadegg?

August 13, 2018

Dissecting the disconnect

In this fawning interview by Arizona Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Glenn Hamer, former Arizona Congressman John Shadegg is talking like a Trump supporter, which should raise the antenna on anyone who pays attention to the state’s political scene.

The Chamber, representing business interests that prefer cheap labor to American workers, has never advocated for a secure border. Illegal labor profiteers have a bottom line agenda that isn’t in sync with conservative voters.

The dichotomy is stark, since President Trump campaigned and won on building a border wall.  Unlike John McCain who strolled the border and talked, with tongue firmly planted in his cheek, about completingthe danged fenceto get elected, Trump meant it. And it wasn’t a “danged fence.”  It’s a secure wall. Jeff Flake, pivoted into the U.S. Senate by McCain and then retiring Jon Kyl, played the same pre-election game. Voters, so tired of his deception that they handed him his head in his hands with an 18% approval rating after a single senate term, caused him to withdraw from his reelection bid.

Deceitful McCain, it should be remembered, immediately after the votes were counted, embarked with his now-lame duck underling Jeff Flake, on constructing not a “fence” but rather the amnesty-bent Gang of Eight, colluding with Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin, Robert Menendez, Michael Bennet —  all open border leftists and a couple of other squish Republicrats,  Lindsey Grahamnesty and Marco Rubio —  in a concerted effort to push amnesty for illegal invaders, yet again. Fortunately this attempt also failed.

While in Congress, Shadegg went on record with the New York Times, 3000 miles from his home congressional district, boorishly insulting Arizonans who desired border security as “xenophobic and intolerant.

It’s generational. John Shadegg’s son, Stephen, worked for McCain and is now managing the senate campaign of the duplicitous Martha McSally, (revealing video) often referred to on this site as Sally McCain.

And Hamer? Prior to joining the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, the former Kyl aide was executive director of the Arizona Republican Party. Immediately after taking the Chamber’s top job, he opportunistically endorsed liberal Democrat Janet Napolitano, then running for governor against solid conservative, Len Munsil. 

Read our exposé, “Glenn Hamer: Heretic betrays GOP again,” with links to substantiating information.

With this background, watch the unctuous Hamer interview:

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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.


Central American illegals engage in border stunts

April 30, 2018

Coached, aided and abetted by open border legal activists

San Diego NBC 7 reports on the Central American “asylum seekers” who caravanned through Mexico in an attempt to breach our sovereign U.S. border. They are being coached on proper responses to give to Border Patrol agents by lawyer activists who regard the laws they are sworn to uphold as mere contrivances to circumvent.

Mexico, which has strict border enforcement along its own border with Central America, has taken on the role of facilitating co-conspirator, allowing the illegal entrants to pass peaceably through its borders. If these people claiming to seek asylum from horrific conditions in their own homelands actually need immediate help, why wouldn’t they have sought  asylum in Mexico where they speak the same language and share many customs? Instead, they cheer, “Gracias, Mexico!”

Don’t waste your sympathies on these natives of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras flooding through Tijuana into San Diego. There is a game plan at work here and Mexico is a key player.

The U.K.’s Daily Mail covers Mexico’s double standard when it comes to a wall to protect it’s own border.

Secretary of Homeland Security and attorney Kirstjen M. Nielsen warned in this recent statement on the Arrival of the Central American ‘Caravan’ at the U.S.-Mexico border that anyone — including people advising the illegals — caught breaking U.S. immigration laws would be prosecuted:

“Let me be clear: we will enforce the immigration laws as set forth by Congress. If you enter our country illegally, you have broken the law and will be referred for prosecution. If you make a false immigration claim, you have broken the law and will be referred for prosecution. If you assist or coach an individual in making a false immigration claim, you have broken the law and will be referred for prosecution.

DHS, in partnership with DOJ, has taken a number of steps to ensure the necessary resources are in place to promptly adjudicate all cases and claims, through either our civil immigration system or through criminal prosecution, consistent with our laws.

 Individuals of the ‘caravan’ seeking asylum or other similar claims should seek protections in the first safe country they enter, including Mexico.

The smugglers, traffickers, and criminals understand our legal loopholes better than Congress and are effectively exploiting them to their advantage. This President fully understands the threat this poses to Americans and has been crystal clear since the beginning of his Administration that we will protect our borders and our sovereignty.

I, again, ask Congress to work with me to quickly pass legislation to close the legal loopholes that prevent us from securing our borders and protecting Americans. I stand ready to work with any member who in good faith seeks to support DHS’s mission and secure our country.”

It doesn’t get much clearer than this. Secretary Nielsen is a world apart from Janet Napolitano, Barack Obama’s Secretary of Homeland Insecurity. Laissez-faire leftist Napolitano, a former Arizona Governor was noted for her blasé retort when frustrated Arizonans pleaded for border action: “Show me a 50-foot fence, and I’ll show you a 51-foot ladder.”

We also direct you toCaravans, Churches and Criminal Sanctuaries,a topical column by conservative commentator Michelle Malkin.


Foul-mouthed radical leftist wins Sandra Day O’Connor award

March 28, 2018

Ashley Judd, a self-declared “Nasty Woman,” struck a low note at the Women’s March in Washington with her vulgar tirade (video) denouncing then-newly elected President Donald Trump. With her historical ignorance on full display, she referred to him and those in his not even sworn-in administration as “Nazis.” Though her crude rant was timed to detract from his Jan. 20, 2017 inauguration, Judd is now deemed worthy of honor.

The Arizona Republic newspaper, noted for its unconcealed liberal bias, headlined the coverage, ‘Honor of a Lifetime.’ Judd, a wild radical with a penchant for shouting shock talk, received the Sandra Day O’Connor Lifetime Achievement Award Monday at the Arizona Foundation for Women’s 2018 luncheon at the Arizona Biltmore Resort.

Both the actress turned radical activist and the woman’s group venerating her have a decidedly liberal agenda. Among the past recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award named after former U. S. Supreme Court Justice and Arizona-raised Sandra Day O’Connor — known as a disappointing swing vote on the court exacerbated by her discord with conservative Justice Clarence Thomas — are Tipper Gore (Al Gore‘s ex-wife honored prior to their divorce); Marian Wright Edelman (longtime ally of Hillary Clinton); Janet Napolitano, (Arizona’s abysmal Democrat governor who took a midterm hike to ineffectively head the Department of Homeland Security for Barack Obama); Billy Jean King (lesbians have become a necessary component of women’s list honorees); Maria Schriver (member of the Kennedy clan); Madeleine Albright (best known for saying, “there’s a special place in hell“ for women who don’t support Hillary Clinton.) Of course, no list would be complete without the inclusion of beer heiress Cindy Hensley McCain.

In the event coverage, Ashley Judd is described as a “humanitarian,” which must be the current nom de plume for an out-of-work actress with a still hopeful agent. Her last film credits were prior to 2015, and even those were sparse.  Being a chronically unemployed liberal, historically ignorant and vulgar have catapulted Judd  into lifetime achievement status. Where does she go from this pinnacle?


Calif. learns what AZ already knows about Janet Napolitano

November 27, 2017

As conservatives who chafed under the heavy hand of Janet Napolitano, we were gratified to see that she is finally being outed for her ruthlessness and corruption. Here in Arizona, Napolitano was known for hamhandedly pushing through leftist issues.

Emily DeRuy, writing for the Mercury News reports University of California President Janet Napolitano is under fire for interference in a state audit, and has been forced to apologize for her actions. At least one Bay area lawmaker is calling on Napolitano to resign.

“From what I’ve seen, I really do think it’s time for the UC system to make a break from President Napolitano,” Republican Assemblywoman Catharine Baker, vice chair of the Higher Education Committee. She has not taken full responsibility — and she has not been completely forthright with the committee.”

But the Board of Regents that oversees the 10-campus system unanimously decided Thursday that Napolitano should remain at the helm, even as some regents expressed outrage at her actions.

According to the report, Napolitano has faced blistering criticism from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle for her handling of the audit, which showed her office failed to disclose $175 million in funds in a secret account even as it paid executives hefty salaries and prepared to raise tuition. This is the letter sent by the California Auditor General to state political leaders detailing the deception.

Rather than showing her the door, the spineless Regents merely requested Napolitano apologize for her office’s interference — which she did, expressing “regret” for her “mistake.”  She was hired at a $570,000 yearly base salary as of 2013 and has likely had raises since. This palatial estate is part of her benefits package.

A new law, AB 562, has been enacted to deal with Napolitano-style deception in the future. Even far leftwing California Gov. Jerry Brown has expressed disappointment, saying he will withhold $50 million from UC until it implements a series of reforms recommended by the state auditor.

Know this: Janet Napolitano is not prone to apologies. Her “mistake” was getting caught. Napolitano’s modus operandi is to dig in her tasseled Gucci loafers. Somehow this liberal Democrat who left the Arizona governor’s office midterm to join the Obama administration as the ineffective Secretary of Homeland Security, and boogied from that post to become president of the University of California college system — manages to land on her feet. Arizonans have known her since she carpet-bagged into the state, where Bill Clinton appointed her U.S. Attorney. From there she was elected as Attorney General,  which she used to spring-board to the governor’s office, where she was known as “J-No” for her unprecedented penchant for wielding a veto pen and for her statement against providing security along Arizona’s southern border: “You show me a 50-foot wall and I’ll show you a 51-foot ladder at the border. That’s the way the border works.”

Napolitano was integral to the attempt to “slime” Clarence Thomas as he was put through a brutal hearing prior to his confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court.  Napolitano represented Anita Hill.

As Homeland Security chieftain, she issued this publication warning that returning U.S. military personnel posed a “rightwing extremist” threat since they possess combat skills.

The actual danger is arrogant liberal Janet Napolitano.

H/T to valued reader and commenter Conservative Since Birth


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.


Fake News leaps front and center in AZ Republic report

August 30, 2017

Newspaper’s liberal, anti-Pres. Trump, Joe Arpaio agenda at work

The topic of fake news has been grabbing our attention since candidate, now President Donald Trump, made a point of exposing the chicanery. It’s a compelling issue, and when it emanates from the local newspaper, as it does with regularity, it‘s repugnant.  Although the Hillary-endorsing, pro-amnesty for illegal aliens Arizona Republic has been a leftwing tool for years, that was not always the case. Politics invading what passes for straight news reporting — once known as journalism and viewed as dependable — makes readers wary of anything they read within the increasingly slim pages.

A case in point, excerpted from the newspaper:

“More than 150 people rallied outside the Sandra Day O’Connor United States Courthouse Tuesday afternoon to protest President Donald Trump’s pardon of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The protest was mostly composed of current and former judges and lawyers — even a Republican former attorney general.”

To give a note of drama to this escapade, this fiction-like bit was added to the report:

“They gathered on the lawn at 4th Avenue and Washington Street, as temperatures climbed well above 100 degrees, huddling for shade under the slender trees planted there or beneath umbrellas they’d bought.”

Obviously leftwing lawyers “huddling for shade under slender trees” in the August midday heat, is intended to conjure up a poignant image, but falls far short.

The article names two participants and the ringleader of the protest. They all have one thing in common, a proclivity to lean left.  The lawyer/instigator of the group, William Hardin, is a registered Democrat. The identified appellate court judge is long retired Noel Fidel — another Democrat, appointed to the bench in 1986 by hard-left governor Bruce Babbitt. The “Republican former attorney general’ is none other than RINO show boater Grant Woods, who has threatened to leave the Republican Party but like a spoiled child seeking attention, he knows such a move would render him flaccid as an attraction. He revels in the attention he gets being able to display his liberalism, while cloaked as a Republican.

Woods is quoted stating, “Neither Trump nor Arpaio are true conservatives,” as if he‘d know a conservative if he met one. Woods added, Trump was incorrect in saying the former sheriff was well-liked in Arizona. “The sheriff was taken out of office by the voters,” he said. “He lost big. Bigly.”

What Woods neglects to mention as he creates words like a four-year-old, is that Sheriff Arpaio was defeated by Paul Penzone, thanks to the $millions of dollars funneled to his campaign by socialist billionaire George Soros who abhors sovereign national borders. During the last election cycle POLITICO reported that Soros was quietly attempting to overhaul the U.S. justice system. Penzone, best known for roughing up his ex-wife, was bought and paid for. Immediately after his election, he referred to illegal invaders as “guests.”

Additionally, what rational person would think it merely serendipitous that charges were brought against Sheriff Arpaio to coincide with his reelection bid? This was a well orchestrated, multifaceted effort to remove the popular sheriff who had been returned to office for 6-four year terms by the citizens of Maricopa County who appreciated him.

The only reason Grant Woods, McCain’s former chief of staff, rates any coverage is due to the fact that has learned he can generate attention by remaining a registered Republican while supporting Democrats. He was prominently displayed on Republicans for Janet, during Napolitano’s 2006 gubernatorial campaign and endorsed Democrats Terry Goddard and Felecia Rotellini for AZ Attorney General in two separate races. Leftist Harry Mitchell was Grant Wood’s pick for Congress. In 2016, he endorsed Hillary Clinton for President.

This is the man the fake news purveyor Arizona Republic identifies as “a Republican former attorney general.”