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.

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.

VP Pence visits AZ; Montini develops sex-based amnesia

August 12, 2020

Visceral hatred of Pres. Trump obscures Pence’s uplifting message of myriad successes

Republican Vice President Mike Pence generated enthusiastic crowds in support of President Donald Trump‘s successes during his visit to faith-based Arizona voters Tuesday, but the local newspaper’s coverage focused on Democrat Joe Biden’s selection of a running mate.

Deceit runs rampant at the Arizona Republic. Though the newspaper endorsed Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump was victorious in 2016, winning 306 Electoral votes to scandal-plagued Hillary’s 232. The newspaper and its political henchmen have never recovered.

Americans will remember Hillary going to the mat to defend her philandering husband, Bill, doing whatever it took to insure their political viability. Her unique challenge began in 1992 with this “60 Minutes” interview in which, affecting a soft southern accent, she invoked country music star Tammy Wynette’s “Stand by your man,” after newscaster Gennifer Flowers revealed her 12-year romance with Bill Clinton. An infuriated Wynette called Hillary “an enabler.”

Bill Clinton has been publicly accused of rape and sexual assault by numerous women, including Juanita Broaddrick, Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey and Leslie Millwee. Rather than going under oath again and testifying about his sexual history, Clinton agreed to an out-of-court settlement, paying Jones and her lawyers $850,000 to drop a subsequent lawsuit.

Far-left feminists raced to his defense blaming the women. The View, co-host Joy Behar referred to Bill Clinton’s accusers as “tramps,” later apologizing after blowback. In an NYT’s editorial former feminist icon Gloria Steinem foolishly wrote of Willey and Jones, “Mr. Clinton seems to have made clumsy sexual passes, then accepted rejection.” 

James Carville, Clinton’s campaign strategist and longtime friend was so enraged with the women who accused the president, he demeaned them, saying, “You drag $100 bills through trailer parks, there’s no tellin’ what you’ll find. I know these people (the accusers). I went to school with ’em. I necked with ’em in backseats. I spent nights with ’em.”

Hillary’s defense of Bill’s infidelities continued before and after it was revealed he had an ongoing affair in the Oval Office with a young White House intern, Monica Lewinsky. The revelations, and his obstruction of justice, perjury and suborning perjury led to his impeachment in 1998. He later claimed the affair “controlled (his) anxieties.” There were other such revelations, but Hillary and Bill put their political priorities in the driver’s seat.

This old news becomes relevant as the newspaper’s dilapidated columnist EJ Montini, covers Vice President Pence‘s Arizona trip. Montini’s headline?:

“VP Mike Pence brings his ‘Ignore the Adultery (and Other Sins)’ tour to Arizona.”

Montini isn’t inferring Pence has done anything untoward, It’s all negativity aimed at President Trump. That this tripe constitutes news is why the newspaper has the lowest circulation of all of the papers in the Gannett chain. The once reliable Arizona Republic has sunken below tabloid status which partially accounts for its lack of readership. In 2020, news is instantaneous, available on a wide variety of platforms and free. Keeping Montini on the payroll is a foolish expenditure on many levels. Furloughing columnist Karina Bland as a cost cutting measure her columns are replaced by recycled ones from Clay Thompson who died in 2018. The failing newspaper should replace Montini with former archived columns of Don Dedera.

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

Ever morphing Nathan Sproul still up to old tricks

July 29, 2020

Just a year ago, a brightly smiling Meghan Cox was featured in the Phoenix Business Journal as an honoree of the “40 Under 40” up-and-coming business leaders. 

More recently, she’s the subject of a less glowing Arizona Republic headline,Report ties Arizona political operative to Ohio bribery case.” Cox has not been charged with a crime.

The Dayton Daily News covered what has been described as “the largest bribery case ever in Ohiohere, reporting Ohio Republican House Speaker Larry Householder and four other prominent men have been arrested in a $60 million federal bribery case, charged with participating in a racketeering conspiracy. The charge carries up to 20 years in prison and up to a $250,000 fine. The scheme was tied to the $1.3 billion taxpayer-funded bailout of Ohio’s two struggling nuclear power plants.

Opponents launched a citizen referendum campaign to send the bailout package to the ballot, where voters would have an opportunity to reject it. Speaker Householder and his allies counterattacked by paying petitioners for the referendum campaign, which had 60 days to collect 265,000 signatures, not to work or to switch sides.

As part of that effort, Householder’s operation hired Tempe-based Lincoln Strategy Group, previously known as Sproul and Associates until the name become toxic. Nathan Sproul is no stranger to nefarious dealings. Meghan Cox, identified as “a leading expert in ballot initiative access and strategy” is listed on the website as co-founder and principal.

This 82-page criminal complaint (rife with redactions) against Householder and his allies includes text message exchanges between an unnamed signature collector and a woman who identifies herself as Meghan, asking if the petition carrier is still working for the referendum campaign and offering $2,500 “to sign on with our team today. Begin reading on page 75.

When her offer is rejected, Meghan tells the person, “If you aren’t interested in my offer – no worries. Thank you.” The contact then questioned her ethics and inferred that her conduct was illegal.

Meghan’s phone number and the company she identified herself as working for are redacted in the complaint. The complaint refers to Meghan as “Contractor 1” and her company as “Petition Services Co 2.” Meghan has since been identified as Meghan Cox

The hard-left local newspaper provides a platform for Sproul to spew as an opinion contributor. This one goes back to 2008.

This 2008 post reveals even more Sproul trickery as we wrote inProp 202: Arizona’s ‘Stop Illegal Hiring’ Act is a Sham.” He used a deceptive name intended to fool voters who overwhelmingly support controls.

In 2014 SRAZ wrote,Below-the-belt politics? Nathan Sproul lurks nearby.”

In 2012,the RNC fired Sproul after reports of voter fraud. This action came as three employees of Strategic Allied Consulting, a firm owned by operative Nathan Sproul, pleaded guilty in Florida to felony charges related to altering and destroying scores of voter registration forms. Investigations were also launched in Colorado and Nevada.

These reveals are just the tip of the Sprouling iceberg, but they show his descending path since serving as the head of the AZ Christian Coalition and then as Executive Director of the AZ Republican Party. Deception is far more lucrative.

Dem legislator’s NY-based son votes in AZ elections

July 22, 2020

Believe it or not, in Arizona we have a member of the state legislature who actually chooses to go by the monikerMitzi.” Her bills are equally vacuous, as evidenced by HB2339, prohibiting releasing of balloons, which didn‘t fly far. But as it turns out, that’s small potatoes in LD 18 Democrat Mitzi Epstein’s world.

Her 29-year-old actor son, Daniel Jonathon Epstein, a New York resident has continued to vote in Arizona elections. But this can’t come as much of a shock to mom Mitzi Epstein, since his ballots have been  mailed to his parent’s Tempe home in Alexander precinct. Conveniently, Daniel is listed on the Permanent Early Voting List, Arizona’s voluntary mail-in voter roll that doesn’t require renewal. His resume lists him as a New York resident going back to 2015. Previous to that, he was living in California.

Democrats, both locally and nationally, have been the most strident champions of all-mail-in ballots, which Republicans have steadfastly asserted are open to fraud.

The Epstein’s are Exhibit A in making that case.

It’s time to replace Maricopa County Recorder Adrian Fontes, a hard left Democrat, who has fallen down on the job of overseeing elections in the nation’s fifth most populous county, with a population greater than 23 states. The guarantee of secure elections is a fundamental expectation of each and every voting citizen. We should accept nothing less. Fortunately, we have a choice with Republican Stephen Richer, who is committed to ballot integrity.

Scot Musi, writing for American Greatness, notes that several weeks ago news broke that a complaint had been filed with Attorney General Mark Brnovich alleging possible felony voter fraud relating to Daniel Epstein’s ballots.

Take time to read the enlightening,Voter Fraud Complaint Upends Push for Universal Vote-by-Mail in Arizona.As Republicans and other concerned Americans approach what may well be the most significant election of our lifetimes — the reelection of President Donald J. Trump — it couldn’t be more topical.