Quotes: Real and concocted as SCOTUS vacancy looms

September 22, 2020

The differences between left-wing Democrats and conservative Republicans are numerous and stark

At a recent rally President Trump spoke decisively, energizing his supporters, about what’s at stake regarding the latest Supreme Court vacancy:

“Article 2 of our Constitution says the president shall nominate justices of the Supreme Court,” he said. “I don’t think it can be any more clear.”

The crowd repeatedly cheered, “Fill that seat!”

 “That’s what we’re going to do. We’re going to fill the seat,” he responded to applause and more cheers.

Since her death last week, Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s adoring minions have not only elevated the leftist jurist to sainthood, they have even accessed her dying words allegedly dictated to and transcribed by her lawyer granddaughter Clara Spera. Although Ginsburg had children, grandchildren and a great-grandchild, her final words were not expressing her love for them, but rather her hatred of President Donald Trump and her desire to constrain him.

“My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”

Really? That’s quite a political branch to climb out on with her final breaths, even more so in light of her 2016 comments to The New York Times regarding filling a Supreme Court vacancy, when Ginsburg said of presidents, “That’s their job. There’s nothing in the Constitution that says the president stops being the president in his last year.” She was, of course, referring to Barack Obama.

Enraged Dem mobs, hoping to constrain President Trump, are targeting the homes of  GOP lawmakers and engaging in grand scale violence. Their congressional counterparts are threatening retaliatory actions, including expanding the court and packing it with Democrats.

Undeterred by their tantrums, President Trump met Monday with Amy Coney Barrett, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, who is said to be among the top of his Supreme Court shortlist. Barrett, 48, and the mother of 7, is profiled on the SCOTUS blog by Amy Howe.

Expect Trump to nominate a replacement for Ginsburg on Saturday, after memorial services are held.


Pres. Trump fulfills his duty in filling SCOTUS vacancy

September 21, 2020

Dem’s petulant political agenda ricochets as Trump proceeds

Following the recent death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, speculation about her replacement on the U.S. Supreme Court has suddenly spiked, vying in stature with the Nov. 3 presidential election. The two are undeniably intertwined.

Democrats are apoplectic over the prospect of President Trump doing his duty and naming a replacement. They are banking on the “Harris Biden administration,” as bumbling Joe Biden, their presidential contender, has referred to the ticket he is supposed to be heading.  VP candidate Kamala Harris is even more audacious as she describes, “A Harris administration, together with Joe Biden.” (Both links include brief videos.)

The impact of the Supreme Court vacancy on the Nov. 2020 election should not be minimized. Another Trump appointee will give the court a 6-3 conservative majority, which is why Democrats are issuing threats.

Currently the Supreme Court confirming U.S. Senate has a Republican majority. There are 53 Republicans, 45 Democrats and 2 Independents, (who caucus with the Dems). Vice President Mike Pence casts any tie-braking vote.

Trump has already put forth a list of women Federal Court judges as a nod to Ginsburg. Still, the Democrats are crying, “foul” at the temerity of the elected President of the United States daring to make a legitimate appointment that is clearly within his purview.

Democrat leaders are shameless, as they threaten “packing the court” by adding new seats and filling them with Democrats and reviving their reliable fallback of resurrecting their failed impeachment scheme.

But court packing might only be the start. Democrat Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer (NY) declared: “Let me be clear: if Leader McConnell and Senate Republicans move forward with this, (filling the SCOTUS vacancy) then nothing is off the table for next year.” For added emphasis, he repeated “Nothing is off the table.”

Schumer, who held an unusual joint press conference Sunday with radical first-term U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY CD-14) — a former bartender elected as member of the Democratic Socialists of America — might have been consulting with these extremist lunatics who have threatened to “burn the entire f**king thing down.”

Leftist Paul Blumenthal writing for the Huffington Post, and clearly suffering an anxiety disorder, hyperventilates over Trump’s second term, repeatedly using the words “nightmare scenario.”

As this 2016 map illustrates, American voters spoke loud and clear…rejecting scandal-plagued Hillary Clinton. President Donald Trump triumphed by wide margins, and has not only the duty, but the obligation to fill the current SCOTUS vacancy.


Left vow riots over filling SCOTUS vacancy; Marxist coup focused on 2020 election

September 20, 2020

The political left openly supports the rampaging mobs of radicals waging war on American cities, their citizens and our dedicated men and women who serve in law enforcement.

Now these contemptible thugs are not limiting their violence to inflicting serious bodily harm, looting, taking over city blocks, destroying national monuments and committing arson — carrying out more than $1 billion in property damage in the name of “social justice.” Breitbart reports they are also issuing warnings of rampant national destruction if Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell moves forward with the orderly process to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court following the Friday death of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at age 87.

Living in a nation that celebrates liberty with a Constitution that enshrines our rights means nothing to these undereducated thugs, who have scant knowledge of America’s miraculous founding.

Iranian-born Reza Aslan, identified as an author, former CNN host and a professor, is also a virulent Trump-hater, using vulgarities in his twitter descriptions of the president. Aslan converted from Islam to evangelical Christianity and then back again to being a Muslim. His threatening screeds are also profanity-laced and aimed at Americans, who he warns will suffer if Ginsburg is replaced by President Trump.

If this promise of grand scale national chaos regarding the president’s right to fill a Supreme Court vacancy isn’t enough, the anarchists and their partners in the Democrat party are pushing an unrestrained assault against the American election system, as Gateway Pundit underscores in this morning’s post,MUST SEE VIDEO: Catherine Engelbrecht and the Prestigious TRUE THE VOTE Organization Release Powerful Warning on the Marxist Coup in 2020.”

None of us can be too busy not to carve out time to view these three crucial links. America’s future and those of our families depends on us being fully informed as the emboldened radical left is intent on obliterating our way of life.


Justice Ginsburg dead at 87: Misjudged reality

September 19, 2020

With this September 18, 2020 press release, the U.S. Supreme announced the death of Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at age 87. She was appointed to the high court by President Clinton in 1993 and was obviously hoping scandal-plagued Democrat Hillary Clinton would appoint her successor after the 2016 presidential election. However, the people of the United States, had the last word, (2-minute video) overwhelmingly electing Donald Trump and thwarting Ginsburg’s plans.

As a result, the former ACLU General Counsel and zealous abortion advocate hung on, working through serious illnesses and surgeries, hoping to outlast President Trump, who she clearly did not want to replace her with a conservative justice.

In 2018 Ginsburg stated her intention to stay on the court for five more years, hoping to surpass what she believed to be President Trump’s time in office. She pointed to the example of Justice John Paul Stevens, who retired at 90.

“I am sure she wants to stay on the court until the end of the Trump presidency if she can,” said Erwin Chemerinsky, the dean of the law school at the University of California, Berkeley, and a liberal who called on Ginsburg to retire in 2014, when Barack Obama was president and Democrats controlled the Senate.

Ginsburg’s glib explanation for falling asleep during Barack Obama’s 2015 State of the Union speech was that she’d had too much to drink before attending andwas not 100% sober.” (video admission.) The political double standard was evidenced by newscasters who found that comment to be humorous.  Does anyone believe their reaction would have been the same if those words were uttered by a 90-year-old Republican justice? CNN slickly dubbed the outrageous episode “Power napping.”

Juxtaposed against the vicious, deceitful personal assault then-nominee and now Justice Brett Kavanaugh and his family endured, far leftist Ginsburg had a cakewalk. The August 3, 1993 roll call confirmation vote on her nomination was 96-3, with one not voting. Sen. John McCain, who claimed to be pro-life, voted in concert with his Arizona seat-mate, Democrat Dennis DeConcini.

As we fast forward to the announcement of her death, Justice Ginsburg big gamble didn‘t pay off. President Trump sits in the White House. He will have the opportunity to appoint a third justice to the Supreme Court.

Although death often facilitates a magical transformation, Seeing Red AZ deals in realities and brings our readers this instructive February 2012 post and accompanying video, titled,US Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg: Unfit to serve,” in which she disparages the U.S. Constitution.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was not an icon. She was an iconoclast.


Pres. Trump expands list of possible SCOTUS picks

September 10, 2020

Yet another reason to support the reelection of President Donald Trump

Yesterday, Sept. 9, 2020, President Trump released this expanded list of those he is considering to fill any vacancies that may occur on the U.S. Supreme Court.  Each of those under consideration have exemplary resumes and graduated their respective law schools with high honors.

Among the potential nominees is Arizonan Bridget Bade, appointed by the president to the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in 2019.

Also under consideration are Sens. Ted Cruz and Tom Cotton, both of whom have first-rate legal backgrounds in addition to being magna cum laude Harvard graduates.

As of September 9, 2020, the United States Senate has confirmed 205 Article III judges nominated by President Trump, including two associate justices of the Supreme Court of the United States, 53 judges for the United States courts of appeals, 148 judges for the United States district courts, and two judges for the United States Court of International Trade. There are currently 45 nominations to Article III courts awaiting Senate action, including 44 for the district courts and one for the Court of International Trade. There are currently 68 vacancies on the U.S. district courts and two vacancies on the New York based U.S. Court of International Trade. Senate Democrats have held up confirmations in advance of the November 3, 2020 election.

The Heritage Foundation’s Judicial Appointment Tracker compares each president’s appointees as of September 9 of each president’s fourth year. The compelling graph goes back to Pres. Ronald Reagan.

Early in his presidency Pres. Trump nominated Justices Neil Gorsuch (2017) and Brett Kavanaugh (2018). Though both were eventually confirmed, Justice Kavanaugh was subjected to a vicious Democrat-led effort to defame him.

Associate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a Bill Clinton nominee is 87-years-old and in ill health as evidenced by the numerous medical alerts from the U.S. Supreme Court. They rival a circus acrobat’s contortions trying to conceal the severity of her many hospitalizations and surgeries.

Earlier this year SRAZ wrote,Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s egocentric big gamble,”which includes this 2012 video link of the radical leftist former ACLU lawyer acknowledging she’s not a fan of the U.S. Constitution.


Phx Art Museum, Walgreens, M-W dictionary view you as bigot

August 21, 2020

It’s time to acknowledge “systemic racism” is a two-way street though you wouldn’t know it if you watched the Democrat National Convention

It’s past time for some personal reflection. You might regard yourself as a decent sort…maybe even exemplary. You’re a churchgoer, routinely go out to lunch with Jamal or Juan and enjoy yourself, coach a minority majority basketball team and even donated days of your sick leave to Mo’Nique when she had emergency surgery and only a day left of her own leave time.

All of those actions put you in a good co-worker category, so it’s no wonder they had a surprise party for you on your birthday.

Now we find there are others who look upon you not with kindness, but suspicion. These entities don’t actually know you and you pay handsomely for their services, yet they not only hold you in contempt, they want you to know it.

You might ask yourself, “What have I done to earn their wrath?”

The answer is not difficult to find. If you enjoy the Phoenix Art Museum and are a member, they’ve already sent you this missive telling you what they find objectionable. Ditto this email you received if you have your prescriptions filled at the neighborhood Walgreens.

Without provocation, they have declared you part of a newly designated  problem known as “systemic racism.”

The Merriam-Webster dictionary recently changed its definition of the word ‘racism’ after receiving an email from Kennedy Mitchum, a young black Duke coed, saying that the definition should include a reference to systemic oppression. An editor responded, eagerly agreeing to update their definition. The change was reported by Forbes’ Diversity & Inclusion editor. Once known as a financial magazine, Forbes now also has a writer who specializes in “LGBT life, identities and being queer.”

Whites have been impacted by reverse discrimination for decades. In 1978, citing evidence that his grades and test scores surpassed those of many minority students who had been accepted for admission to UC Davis School of Medicine while he was rejected, Allan Bakke, a NASA engineer and former Marine officer, charged that he had suffered unfair “reverse discrimination” on the basis of race. He argued this bias was contrary to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution. His case ultimately was decided by the U.S. Supreme Court which ordered Bakke be admitted to UC Davis Medical School, and the school’s practice of arbitrarily reserving 16 seats for minority students was struck down. Read the opinion in the Regents of the University of California v. Allan Bakke case. Dr. Bakke became a well-respected anesthesiologist at the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota.


Loser ‘Demand Daniel’ refuses to concede; starts new party

August 8, 2020

This is the formDemand Daniel’ McCarthy has made available to survey the enthusiasm among Arizona voters for starting a new political party in the wake of his massively overwhelming loss.  Using the royal “we” meaning “I” McCarthy accurately concluded, “We got our butts kicked.Sen. Martha McSally garnered 75.6% of the vote compared to McCarthy’s 24.4%.  In raw numbers, McSally leads by 360,326 votes.

The local press reported his petulant quote:

“I’m not going to get in the way of the general election. We just want to take the next couple of days and really dig in. It looks like constitutional conservatism doesn’t have a voice in the Republican Party.”

What egotistical political novice McCarthy fails to comprehend is that conservatives willingly cast their ballots for Republican incumbent U.S. Senator Martha McSally, endorsed by President Trump. They recognize that open borders Socialist George Soros supported candidate Mark Kelly has deep ties to Communist China, putting $millions more in Kelly‘s pockets. Kelly’sGiffords PAC raises funds for national anti-Second Amendment leftist candidates.

Sen. Martha McSally’s Democrat rival Mark Kelly poses a serious threat to the balance of power in the U.S. Senate. Currently, Republicans lead by a slim margin. This is the breakdown: Republicans (53 seats), Democrats (45 seats), and 2 Independents who both caucus with the Democrats, bringing the total to 53 – 47. Lacking a senate majority President Trump’s hands would be tied in such vital areas (enumerated here) as entering into international treaties and filling executive and judicial vacancies. There is likely to be another opportunity as radically left, onetime ACLU lawyer, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, age 87, has been in seriously declining health, as reported in a series of press releases from the high court.

Ill-equipped to handle the job, Daniel McCarthy was out of his realm as seen in this televised interview that will long be instructional for novice candidates.


Mail-in ballots: How reliable? How secure?

August 3, 2020

When Benjamin Franklin was appointed by the Continental Congress as the first Postmaster General in 1775, life was far less complicated. Our newly formed nation was moving forward in unity after winning its independence from Great Britain in the Revolutionary War.  Americans were embracing the concept of a new nation, conceived in liberty, and there were no Democrats. They first appeared on the national scene with the election of Andrew Jackson in 1828. People voted in person. Mail-in ballots were unheard of.

Fast forward to 2020. America is reeling in the face of a global pandemic. Businesses are closed and jobs have vanished. Schools are unlikely to open. International travel is on hold. Americans are wearing masks when they venture outside their homes. In the midst of this crisis, we are facing what is likely the most important presidential election in the history of our country on November 3, 2020.

Though polling places will be open, the majority of ballots will be mailed in, even by those who prefer to cast their votes in person. “Social distancing” mandates 6-feet between people in every conceivable setting. 

The question is, how reliable is the process? The U.S. Postal Service is mired in debt. There have been discussions of eliminating Saturday delivery.

New Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a successful businessman who assumed the post June 15, issued an unacceptable streamlining memorandum stating, “If the plants run late, they will keep the mail for the next day.” Traditionally, postal workers have been trained not to leave letters behind and make multiple delivery trips to ensure timely distribution of letters and parcels.

Postal rates are projected to rise again. Prior to DeJoy taking the reins, the USPS requested $75 billion in financial assistance from Congress, absurdly citing fallout from the pandemic.

It is no longer an assurance that the backlogged postal service will guarantee our ballots are received and counted in a timely manner. Americans are left to wonder why the Democrats are so eager to embrace all-mail-in ballots. Besides the delays, they are open to fraud and facilitate the scheme known as ballot harvesting, which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2016 was illegal in Arizona.


Marxist tax the rich school funding tossed off AZ Nov. ballot

August 1, 2020

No amount of money satisfies the #RedsforEd crowd

Amid business closures, resulting job losses and a bottom dragging stock market due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some good news emerged Friday.

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Christopher Coury blocked a ballot initiative intended to penalize business owners and others who have worked to attain success by levying even higher taxes on them as another means of boosting education funding that delivers abysmal results. Coury found that the 100-word summary on petitions signed by voters to qualify for the November ballot was incomplete. He also ruled that a bonus system the petition company used to enhance the amounts paid to circulators violated a law banning paying per signature, though he allowed those petitions to stay, saying some were invalid but not enough to block the measure.

Don’t assume that because Judge Coury was appointed to the bench by Republican Gov. Jan Brewer that the decision indicated his aversion to this far left money grab. He stated otherwise. His decision was based on technicalities.

The judge said backers were required to write a transparent summary but instead “circulated an opaque ‘Trojan Horse’ 100-word description, concealing principal provisions of the Initiative.” They also persisted in deceptively referring to the new tax as a “surcharge” rather a tax, which was previously addressed in an earlier Supreme Court ruling. He said that ruling provided backers the “rare luxury” of an Arizona Supreme Court decision discussing how to phrase the proposed tax increase. Instead, they used the confusing term “surcharge” instead of “tax increase.” 

In January SRAZ wrote, “AZ educrats revive $5 billion “tax the rich” scheme,” which includes a link to the “Invest in Education Act.” We described it as contrived to extract an additional $500 million annually — specifically earmarked for teachers’ salaries — from higher wage earners, who already pay the highest taxes. They are the latest enemies. The most recent grab has now magically increased to nearly a $Billion yearly for the state’s education system. Taxpayers should be aware these astronomical amounts won’t obliterate routine school bond elections and budget overrides. “Underpaid” teachers put their money here.* As you scroll through the site, be sure to check out the fourth graph headlined, “Party Split, 1990-2020.” These donors are the people who turned your kids into Socialist Bernie Sanders supporters.

Leftists conveniently forget that “the rich” supply jobs that raise up individuals and benefit families. None of them work 8 1/2 months a year as teachers do. They are the people who took risks and worked long hours to realize their dreams of entrepreneurship or professions. They are those we should aspire to emulate. The Left view them with contempt.

Passage of ballot propositions — 301 in 2000 increasing the state sales tax and 123 in 2016 a grab from the state land trust — guaranteed more money for education, which apparently is never enough. School districts routinely hold budget overrides and bond elections to “get more money into the classroom” —- eduspeak for bolstering teacher’s salaries. A major premise of passing the Arizona Lottery in 1980 was that money from ticket sales would fund schools.

Education has become a big business, with undisguised leftist leanings,* that routinely produces a shoddy product — pathetically under-educated American students. Teachers, its first line marketers, now routinely go on strike as we witnessed in Arizona, where they closed over 1,000 schools and abandoned over 840,000 students for nearly two weeks.

Gov. Doug Ducey ended up caving to their demands for a 20% pay increase, after publicly stating he would not capitulate.

This model would never survive in a truly competitive environment where outcomes matter.

For a memory jogger, read #REDSforEd: Educrats push socialist political agenda.

* Center for Responsive Politics


Another DACA recipient takes American lives

July 25, 2020

The death of George Floyd, a black man with a lengthy, violent criminal history and numerous incarcerations, has vaulted him into martyrdom. He died while being restrained by a white police officer, now jailed and facing Second Degree murder charges. Three other officers, one a rookie, are also incarcerated, awaiting trial for not interfering. Floyd has become the unlikely impetus for calls to defund police departments, national riots, wanton destruction, and the movement to discard America’s historic monuments.

That the police were initially called based on Floyd attempting to pass a counterfeit $20 bill in a store has faded into oblivion, as has the fact that his autopsy report revealed numerous illicit drugs in his system.

But count on the fact that few Americans have heard the names of Jerry Wayne Harbour, Michael White, and Joseph Paglia, three members of a police motorcycle group who were killed by Ivan Robles Navejas, 28, an illegal alien drunk driver who received Obama’s illegitimate DACA amnesty. And unlike with Floyd, there will be no outcry for policy changes to rectify the scourge of repeat offender criminal aliens who are allowed to remain in the country and further victimize Americans. KTSA San Antonio news radio covered the deaths and provides photos of the three victims and the drunk driving killer.

 SRAZ addressed the impact of just two cases in which Arizonans, Mesa Police Sgt. Brandon Mendoza and young convenience store clerk Grant Ronnebeck were killed by illegal aliens. Their parents praised President Trump’s efforts to address this criminality through the creation of Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) Office to support the victims and families affected by illegal alien crime.

Navejas, a Mexican national, was shielded from deportation by former Pres. Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which remains in effect due to a disappointing June 18, 2020 U.S. Supreme Court decision.

In November 2014, Obama announced changes to DACA expanding it to include illegals who entered the country prior to 2010, eliminating the quasi requirement that applicants be younger than 31 years old, and lengthening the renewable deferral period.

Obama’s efforts, intended to expand the Democrat party, were aided by his Arizona pal, and traveling buddy, Sen. Jeff Flake, whose 18% home state approval ratings were so low he opted to retire after a single term.

In 2018, SRAZ wrote, Jeff’s Flaky dreamers are a farce: most are adults, not “kids,” which reveals the truth about DACA recipients. There is no accurate means of verifying if they were brought into the U.S. as infants by their illegally invading parents, or arrived last year after hoisting themselves over the border.