AZ Republic applauds voting for plumbing over competence

November 18, 2018

The front page of Sunday’s edition of the local newspaper is topped with a large photo of select past and current women elected to statewide office in Arizona. Centered among them and more prominent than the others in bold color — not muted or in the gray tones used for some, is Kyrsten Sinema their latest heroine, in a bared-shouldered dress. Sinema is the far left, newly elected U.S. Senator, the first woman in that role in the history of Arizona. 

Arizona has been in the forefront of electing women for decades. Countless women have served in the state legislature, including Polly Rosenbaum, a Democrat from Gila County, who was in the House of Representatives for 46 years (prior to term limits), until age 95, when she lost due to redistricting.  Republican Barry Goldwater lamented her defeat. She was still taking the stairs rather than using the elevator.

We’ve had had a long list of female Arizona governors, including Rose Mofford, Jane Hull, Janet Napolitano, and Jan Brewer. Five women have held the office of Secretary of State, next in line of succession to the governor. The courts are filled with female judges. Arizona’s Supreme Court has been populated with women, including several who have been Chief Justice.

Lorna Lockwood is notable for being the first woman in the nation to become Chief Justice of a state Supreme Court. Lockwood — she was born in 1903 in the Arizona territory, passed the bar in 1925 and was a state legislator and Superior Court Judge before ascending to the Arizona Supreme Court — paving the nearly identical career path Sandra O’Connor eventually took to the U.S. Supreme Court as the first female justice. SRAZ covered this history in 2012 complete with a photo of Justice Lockwood.

Arizona didn’t just fall off a repressive election train. In fact, back in 1944 Jewel Jordan was elected Maricopa County Sheriff. The state treasurer’s office was led by Carol Springer, elected in 1999. It is currently held by Eileen Klein and soon will be under the able leadership of former state senator, Kimberly Yee.

Karan English, Gabrielle Giffords, Ann Kirkpatrick, Martha McSally, Debbie Lesko and Sinema have all been elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Yet despite the fact that Arizona women have held elected leadership roles for decades, the Arizona Republic treats the election of Kyrsten Sinema — clearly not the one to brag about (links to a series of revealing posts) —  as though electing women is an anomaly.

Elections should be based on ability, not on plumbing. Once again, the Arizona Republic reveals its foolish leftist bonding to political correctness, when Arizona has clearly not fallen in lockstep with that contrivance.

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Flaky Flake vows to block Trump’s judicial nominees

November 15, 2018

When it come to disasters facing the United States, we have a tough choice between the thousands of illegal aliens storming our southern border or lame-duck Arizona Senator Jeff Flake. 

Republicrat Flake who was realistically unable to run for reelection due to bottom-dragging 18% approval ratings in his home state, so despises President Trump that even as his days in the U.S. Senate are numbered, he is working with Democrats to undermine the president.

 A member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Flake has vowed to block Trump’s federal judicial nominees in order to assure the continuation of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian collusion into the 2016 presidential election — that after two years has not produced a scintilla of evidence against President Trump, his family or associates. The skullduggery was orchestrated and funded by the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee, in association with other unsavory characters. The ‘report’ which came to be known by the intrigued-laced term, “the dossier,” was personally carried to then-FBI Director James Comey by none other than John McCain, a Hillary Clinton supporter. McCain previously referred to Clinton as a “rock starhe could support for president — which he, Flake and their families, no doubt did.

In this video statement from the senate chamber, Flake pompously announced, “I have informed the majority leader I will not vote to advance any of the 21 judicial nominees pending in the Judiciary Committee or vote to confirm the 32 judges awaiting confirmation on the Senate floor until S. 2644 is brought to the full Senate for a vote.”

As Flake showboats in deviation from the GOP majority, the bill is supported by unified Democrats. President Trump, who has repeatedly dismissed the Mueller probe as a “witch hunt,” has steadfastly denied that any collusion with Russia occurred.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other top Republicans oppose the Flake/Coons bill. “I don’t think any legislation is necessary,” said McConnell, who on Wednesday won his effort to remain Senate Republican leader next year.

“We know how the president feels about the investigation, but he’s never said he wants to shut it down,” McConnell stated.

Like his mentor John McCain, who made a career of colluding with Democrats, Flake has partnered on this nefarious scheme with his Frick and Frack buddy, Delaware Democrat Sen. Chris Coons.


AZ Nov. 2018 Election: Snafus persist, lawsuit filed

November 9, 2018

Extreme liberal partisan Adrian Fontes, who squeaked into office by a single percentage point, now oversees Maricopa County Elections

With votes still being counted days after Tuesday’s election, are upsets in the works? In the latest update from the Secretary of State’s Office, Arizona’s U.S. Senate seat, that appeared to be won by Republican Martha McSally is in limbo as far left radical Kyrsten Sinema, posing as an “independent” has now mysteriously surged ahead by 9,163 votes — 49.08% to McSally’s 48.61%.

In the election for Superintendent of Public Instruction, Republican Frank Riggs has fallen behind Democrat Kathy Hoffman — 49.5% – 50.5%. Thank the #Reds for Ed teachers who abandoned Arizona’s 800,000 students for a week during their union organized strikeObviously giving in to their 20% salary increase demands didn’t placate them.  With the support of the leftist, Hillary Clinton-endorsing Arizona Republic newspaper, public school teachers also led the vote against Prop. 305, which would have expanded eligibility for education empowerment scholarship accounts. The educrats organized to deny parental choice in education.

Current Secretary of State, Michele Reagan, who lost in the Primary to Steve Gaynor, (both are Republicans) advises 100% of the precincts have reported, raising the question where are the discrepancies arising from? And who is the final arbiter deciding when the numbers have all been tabulated?  Does extreme partisan Adrian Fontes have an overseer?  Gaynor leads Democrat Katie Hobbs by nearly 20,000 votes in a tight 50.5% to 49.5 % race.

Our votes are our voice. These results show with laser beam clarity how crucial it is to be an informed voter.

Democrat Adrian Fontes was elected as Maricopa County Recorder after longtime Republican Recorder Helen Purcell presided over a tumultuous election day after years of flawless handling of the monumental job. Adhering to the far-left party line, he ran on the contrivance of halting “voter suppression.”

A joint lawsuit by the Republican Parties in the counties of Maricopa, Apache, Navajo and Yuma has been filed challenging the signature verification process on mail-in ballots dropped off at polling places on Election Day, rather than being mailed in. Nearly a half million such ballots are still being counted statewide. Another court hearing is set in Maricopa County Superior Court mid-afternoon today.

We can’t allow ourselves to lose sight of who Adrian Fontes actually is. For some background on Fontes, we direct our readers to these posts:

Apr. 3, 2017:  Mail-in ballots should be a choice not a mandate (Puts efficiency ahead of safeguarding ballot integrity)

Apr. 20, 2017: Keep your eye on the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office

May 4, 2017:  MC Recorder Fontes compares voter verification to slavery

Nov. 3, 2017: MC Recorder Adrian Fontes tells voter to F-himself


Project Veritas exposes AZ US Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema

October 30, 2018

Project Veritas’ James O’Keefe gifts Arizona voters with this video exposé, as Kyrsten Sinema, her campaign manager, staffers and a top donor divulge her strategy of concealing her extremist left views in order to win U.S. Senate election in the state she previously described as “the meth lab of democracy” and whose citizens she called “crazies.”

Campaign Staff Mocks Sinema Platform: “Arizonans values? She’s going to stand up and protect Arizonans values. Whatever the f**k that means,” says Sinema campaign staff in @PVeritas_Action undercover videos which reveal she plays moderate to win over voters.

 Sinema’s Immigration Proposal: “Path to citizenship” for all non-criminals,” in her own words.

 Sinema Campaign Manager: “We can’t be talking about an assault weapons ban. Arizonans will actually shoot you.” Campaign Manager Michelle Davidson describes an incremental approach to gun control.

Top Donor Says: Gun Control “couldn’t be a platform issue…” But Sinema would still vote for it.

Campaign Staff Says: “… she is pro-choice. She is very liberal, she’s progressive.”

 Sinema Donor: Can’t do “anything that’ll alienate any voters… gotta be all Martha McSally is a c**t and uh, and [Sinema is] good.”

SRAZ has written numerous posts exposing deceitful Sinema, who has undergone a chameleon-like transformation while running for the U.S. Senate. Take time to read this recent post which includes what she actually thinks about Arizona voters and revealing links to her lies about her childhood as well as her crude descriptions of stay-at-home moms.

This is a tight race. Voting for well-qualified Congresswoman Martha McSally is an imperative in order to retain a Republican senate majority. The left is working double-time to hamstring President Trump’s ability to get the necessary votes to ensure confirmation of federal judges, U.S. Supreme Court justices and cabinet members, as vacancies occur. Your vote is critically important.


Judging the judges on your 2018 ballot

October 21, 2018

Judges are once again on the ballot. They are not challenged by adversaries as others are, since they are not candidates.  Having been vetted by judicial selection commissions and ultimately selected by a governor, their names appear for retention.

Merit Selection is in effect in Arizona counties reaching a 250,000 population threshold. Currently those counties include Maricopa, Pima and Pinal. The other twelve counties have elections of judges. 

There are pros and cons with each system, which is moot since Arizona voters authorized Merit Selection as Proposition 108, in 1974 (last page of the quaint, typed list) by a margin of 35,432 votes. It was later expanded, again by a vote of the people, to include more public members on the commission and give the chairing justice a vote.

Judging by searches coming into this site, Arizona voters are interested in how to “judge the judges.” Unfortunately, many of the lists floating around the Internet are undependable, using politics as the sole determiner.  We all know how unreliable that can be. The U.S. Supreme Court stands as a stunning example. Ronald Reagan appointed Sandra Day O’Connor, who then reveled in being the swing vote on the court and as often as not, swung left. When George W. Bush named John Roberts as Chief Justice, conservatives cheered. We rued the day when he was the deciding vote in upholding ObamaCare. Such examples stand as stark reminders that there is no simple barometer to gauge those in black robes.

Those putting the Arizona lists together have no knowledge of the capabilities of the judges. Most wouldn’t know a judge they denigrate if they were face to face. The lists are typically based on whether the specific judges were appointed by a Republican or Democrat governor. This is an erroneous assumption since prior to submitting their applications. judicial aspirants of both parties often change their political affiliations to correspond to that of the appointing governor. Governors also make cross-party appointments. Republican Gov. Jane Hull set heads spinning when she named her longtime friend Democrat Ruth McGregor as her first appointment to the Arizona Supreme Court.

The most reliable means of assessing judges is by taking the time to study the ratings put out by the Commission on Judicial Performance Review (JPR).

It’s hardly an “inside job,” worthy of suspicion. Survey forms are distributed to people who have contact with the judges. Survey recipients include attorneys, jurors, litigants, witnesses, people who represent themselves in court, court staff, other judges, and those who have contact with presiding judges. The Commission holds public hearings every election year and accepts written comments from the public at any time.

Judges are also required to complete self-evaluations to rate their own performance. Additionally each judge is assigned to a Conference Team composed of one public volunteer, one attorney volunteer, and one judge volunteer. The Conference Team meets with the judge to review the Data Report.

Ousting judges is rare, but happens. In 1978 Court of Appeals Judge Gary Nelson was not retained. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Fred Hyder was bounced. Other judges have not been recommended for retention by JPR, but were still retained by voters.

Your best guide is to check out the ratings for all of the judges on the retention ballot. Judges ratings and bios are all available. You’ll be far more informed than by giving any credibility to the lists appearing in your email.

Arizona Supreme Court

Court of Appeals Division I

Court of Appeals Division II

Superior Court in Maricopa County

Superior Court in Pima County

 Superior Court in Pinal County   


Red tide or blue wave? Who’s $$ fund leftists?

October 20, 2018

Vote Republican for our future

Following Friday’s exhilarating rally drawing thousands to Mesa to cheer President Donald J. Trump, it’s natural to regard ourselves as sensible, fact-based and cogent thinkers. But the truth remains, most of us — in addition to our day jobs and families — are too occupied sorting through the national news to view all of the local and statewide candidates and crucial ballot propositions analytically. As an aid some might be tempted to turn to a benign sounding site such asBefore the Ballot,” in a quest for neutrality. It was only after checking further using the “paid for by” information, that we found this mammoth reveal on the Center for Responsive Politics. Check out the names on the PAC donor list.

What would move the Florida Democrat Party to give generous donations to “Before the Ballot,” in conjunction with labor and municipal unions, D.C.-based PACs, “Best of the Left” iHeart Radio, left-wing “philanthropists,” mega companies such as PepsiCo — bankrolled by hedge fund billionaires Donald Sussman and George Soros, who each contributed $millions — just to help you fill out your ballot?  Leftist Sussman, who gave $21 million to the pro-Clinton Super PAC, Priorities USA, is no more benevolent than Socialist Soros, (pictured here with his pals John McCain and Hillary) who has been working through his mega-network of organizations to undermine our president and the entire nation while striving to overhaul the U.S. Justice system in his radical image.

Believe either of them simply want to assist you, and there’s a proverbial bridge waiting for you to buy.

Vote Republican and keep the Trump momentum going. This list has not been updated to reflect the two most recent U.S. Supreme Court Justices, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, nominated by President Trump. He and his staff have been too busy working to “Keep America Great.”


Bias mars AZ U.S. Senate McSally, Sinema debate

October 16, 2018

Debate “moderator” Ted Simons was clearly unable to be impartial as he gave unjustified leeway to Kyrsten Sinema, while restricting Martha McSally

Arizona’s sole U.S. Senate debate was broadcast Monday evening, Oct. 15, co-hosted by the less than objective Arizona PBS/KAET Channel 8 and the Arizona Republic newspaper. 

U.S. Representatives — Republican Martha McSally (CD-2) and Democrat Kyrsten Sinema (CD-9) — are running for Arizona’s U.S. Senate seat vacated by anti-Trumper Jeff Flake, who chose not to wage a reelection campaign based on 18 percent approval ratings. 

The newspaper’s political reporter Maria Polletta and Ted Simons, host of Channel 8’s “Arizona Horizon,” supposedly moderated the debate, though Simon’s partiality toward Sinema was clearly apparent. 

Using her soft, cultivated campaign voice, chameleon Sinema refused to respond to questions deserving of answers, saying, “Martha is trying to make this about me, making ridiculous attacks and what we know is that this campaign is about every day Arizonans and I’ll fight for them.”

When McSally, who identified herself as “pro-life,” pushed for a response Sinema finally admitted she would have voted against the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

But when Martha McSally, (read her full bio) the first female pilot to fly a fighter jet in a war zone and command a fighter squadron in combat, retiring in 2010 as a full Colonel, noted that CNN reported last week that in 2003 Sinema said it was okay for Americans to join the Taliban to fight our military, demanded an apology, Ted Simons rushed to Sinema’s defense — quickly shutting down McSally and ending the contrivance posing as a debate. This can be viewed in the concluding minutes of “the debate.”*

Conservative SRAZ doesn’t claim to be impartial. Because we support Republican U.S. Rep. Martha McSally in this crucial senate race that is being watched nationwide for its impact on the continuation of President Trump‘s winning agenda, we invite our readers to get the rest of the story, by watching TheRealSinema.com for the straight scoop about Sinema.

*Video provided courtesy of ABC 15