Ducey movin’ fast filling AZ’s senate seat

December 16, 2018

With this letter — dated Dec. 12, 2018, and hand-delivered to the Ninth Floor Governor’s office — Jon Kyl, back for a second senate stint, this time as a temporary seat holder, notified Gov. Doug Ducey that he would be leaving at the witching hour on Dec. 31. This move gives Ducey the ability to fill the senate seat for two years, until the next election cycle.

Following his retirement in 2013, Kyl returned to lobbying at the influential Washington D.C. law and lobbying firm Covington & Burling, a much more lucrative gig than the U.S. Senate. The firm has offices worldwide from Beijing to D.C.

Among the Republicans whose names are being bandied about as potential replacements for the open GOP senate seat are: Rep. Martha McSally, who lost a campaign for Arizona’s other Senate seat earlier this year by just 2.25%; Kirk Adams, who recently resigned as Ducey’s chief of staff, previously lost the GOP congressional primary to Matt Salmon in 2012; and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, in office since winning a special election in 2010.  Others, such as state Treasurer Eileen Klein, with less name ID have been mentioned. Klein, the former president of the Arizona Board of Regents, was appointed by Ducey to fill the post after Treasurer Jeff DeWit resigned to become CFO of NASA.

One thing is certain, appointing his former boss, Cindy Hensley McCain, to fill the seat held by her now-deceased husband, would not play out well for Ducey.  When Doug Ducey initially arrived in Arizona in 1983 to attend ASU, he worked at Hensley & Co., the Anheuser-Busch distributorship owned by Cindy Lou Hensley McCain. The Ducey and McCain families have remained close.

In a news release, Ducey announced he will appoint a replacement “in the near future.”  SRAZ’s readers are invited to contribute better choices for this critically important seat. John McCain, first elected in 1982, spent over three decades colluding with Democrats and stabbing Republicans in the back.

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Outrage over speech? Why Rep. Stringer and not McCain?

December 8, 2018

David Stringer, a GOP State Representative from Prescott is accused of making racially obtuse, cringe-worthy remarks that have resulted in him being stripped of his vice-chairmanship position on the House Judiciary Committee and his seat on the House Education Committee.

The Prescott City Council interjected itself into the matter, toothlessly voting 6-1 that Stringer should resign from the legislature. The leaderless Arizona Republican Party even jumped into the fray, issuing a condemnation. Yet his comments fall far short of those uttered by the relentless amnesty-for-illegals-supporting John McCain when he picked on the gawky teenage Chelsea Clinton as being the “ugly” love child of Hillary Clinton and Janet Reno, specifically asking, “Do you know why Chelsea Clinton is so ugly? Because Janet Reno is her father.”

There were no loud voices denouncing McCain and demanding he resign. Silence accompanied McCain’s vulgar tirade directed at his wife, Cindy — the mother of 4 of his 7 children — in front of staffers and reporters. The AZ Republican Party neither condemned McCain nor asked for his resignation.  Nope.  They helped him get elected — over and over again. The Arizona Republic newspaper, piling on Stringer, heaped infinite eulogies on this marginal but arrogant man, who survived the Keating Five scandal that destroyed other senate careers, by selling out his associates.

Stringer’s remarks resulted in him being striped of key committee assignments. As a lawyer he should certainly know better in today‘s volatile political arena. But ultimately, it should be up to those who put him in office to take him out, not the self-important members of the Prescott City Council, the leftist, Hillary-endorsing newspaper or the McCain indulgent AZ GOP. He was returned to his seat by over 67,000 votes just last month. He stands for reelection in two years. If the voters so choose, they can replace — or keep — Rep. Stringer. This article, “So, What Did Representative David Stringer Really Say? appeared in Prescott eNews.

Weighing Rep. Stringer against President Donald Trump, there is no question who should take precedence. It’s open to discussion whether Stringer— who easily won one of the two District 1 House seats last month would be reelected, but most of us pray Pres. Trump will be.

For that reason, we direct our readers to a recent National Review column by the brilliant Victor Davis Hanson, titled,How Trump Can Translate His Policy Successes into Political Success.”

This is where the rubber meets the road.  The double standard in the media and the unfailingly McCain and Flake supporting Arizona Republican Party is more of a problem than the ill-considered comments of Rep. David Stringer.


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.


Leftist Sinema wins AZ Senate race, heaps praise on McCain

November 13, 2018

…as GOP Congressman Jason Lewis blames McCain for House losses

Citing John McCain as an irreplaceable hero while misspelling “sowing,” Kyrsten Sinema claims victory in the Arizona Senate race. 

Tweeting@kyrstensinema:

“A few months ago, we lost a legend who exemplified all the best of AZ. Sen. McCain is irreplaceable, but his example will guide our next steps. He taught us to assume the best in others, to seek compromise instead of sewing division, & to always put country ahead of party.”

“It won’t be easy, and it won’t happen overnight, but we can work together to meet the challenges our country faces. We can do this differently. For our country, for our future, for Sen. McCain, and for each other I think we must.”

5:49 PM – 12 Nov 2018

Republican Congresswoman Martha McSally (CD-2) conceded Arizona’s U.S. Senate race to Democrat Kyrsten Sinema Monday evening after the latest vote count showed McSally trailing by more than 38,000 votes out of more than 2.2 million ballots cast.

“Congrats to @kyrstensinema. I wish her success,” McSally tweeted from her official campaign account. “I’m grateful to all those who supported me in this journey. I’m inspired by Arizonans’ spirit and our state’s best days are ahead of us.”

Republican U.S. Rep. Jason Lewis (Minn), who lost his re-election bid last week to a Democrat wrote in a Nov.12, Wall Street Journal opinion column that the late U.S. Sen. John McCain, is responsible for GOP losses. The WSJ is subscription onlyThe column is synopsized through a biased lens in the Minnesota Star Tribune. Arizona conservatives will find much to agree with in his remarks.

 Sinema, a political chameleon who has deviously re-created herself — even lying about her childhood to gain sympathy —- is cheered by the media as the first female senator representing the state of Arizona. Going unmentioned in the local and national news is the fact that she is also the first self declared bi-sexual in the U.S. SenateThat was big news when she won the CD 9 House seat. Now it’s been relegated to the back burner, though getting jubilant coverage in The Advocate, an LGBTQ publication.


Cindy McCain kicks off election eve campaign rally  

November 6, 2018

The question is, who’s the actual candidate?

Cindy Hensley McCain is not letting any grass grow under her well shod feet. According to the Daily Courier, she appeared at an election eve Republican campaign rally in Prescott, Arizona — coincidentally at the same location where her now deceased husband, John, kicked off his presidential election bid. The Yavapai County Courthouse steps were initially used by former Senator Barry Goldwater to launch his presidential campaign in 1964. Although the territorial capitol moved several times, Yavapai County held that distinction twice.

SRAZ has covered Cindy’s reemergence in two separate posts.

Sept. 9, 2018: Supercharged Cindy Hensley McCain emerges 

Oct. 25, 2018: The “Maverick” is not gone: The hustle goes on

In retrospect, an excerpt from the October article becomes even more intuitively intriguing. We wrote:

In September, when appointed as a senate place holder, former Arizona Senator Jon Kyl made clear his intention to leave in December 2018. This reemergence of Cindy McCain sounds a like a priming of the pump for Gov. Ducey to appoint her to finish out her hubby’s term. Cindy recently endorsed Ducey as he campaigns for a second term, but their relationship is much deeper than the political.  When Ducey first arrived in Arizona to attend ASU, his first job was working for Cindy’s Anheuser-Busch beer distributorship. The Ducey’s have remained close to the McCain’s, even visiting John in his final days at the McCain’s Cornville compound. John McCain encouraged Ducey’s political career.

Clairvoyant predictions have been known to make the hair stand up on the nape of the neck. Few among us are telepathic, but astute conservatives should be excused for experiencing an eerie sense of foreboding. 


Halloween’s over but AZ’s leftist goblins still haunt

November 1, 2018

Arizona’s Secretary of State is too important to overlook. Steve Gaynor is best equipped for this important post that is next in line of succession to the governor

True to her liberal roots, Katie Hobbs, the Democrat running for Arizona Secretary of State, touts her experience as a social worker as she denigrates successful Republican businessman Steve Gaynor as “unqualified.” 

Social work, a refuge of leftists, is inconceivably one of the jobs that spirited radical Kyrsten Sinema to the U.S. House. Now she’s running for the U.S. Senate.  What a novel career path Dems choose. In the skewed liberal mindset of Democrats working “over 25 years” in a domestic abuse shelter not only qualifies Hobbs to be next in the line of succession to the governor’s office, but is enough to entice RINOcrat Grant Woods to endorse her — one of a long line of liberals he finds appealing.  Like Sinema, Hobbs also had a stint in the state legislature where she cemented her leftwing credentials in every conceivable area as exposed by Vote Smart, whose motto is “Facts Matter.”

Woods, John McCain’s first chief-of-staff, has recently been throwing out teasers about running for the senate seat currently being kept warm by former Sen. Jon Kyl. Gov. Doug Ducey appointed him to fill out McCain’s unexpired term. Kyl has indicated he only wants to serve until the end of the year — leaving open the possibility that Ducey would appoint his former boss Cindy Hensley McCain to fill out the rest of the six-year term which ends after the 2022 election in January 2023.

When Ducey first arrived in Arizona to attend ASU, he worked at Hensley Distributorship, the Anheuser-Busch beer empire owned by Cindy McCain. The Ducey’s and McCain’s have maintained a warm friendship over the years. It was McCain who first encouraged Ducey’s entrance into the political arena.

Don’t be distracted. There is the very real possibility Arizonans are about to witness all hell breaking lose, even though the scorching summer has subsided. Vote for Steve Gaynor to maintain our Republican control of the crucial office of Secretary of State.


Pres. Trump takes aim at Birthright Citizenship

October 31, 2018

The news has been rife with reports that President Donald Trump is determined to make changes to what is known as ‘Birthright Citizenship.’ Predictably, the radical left in our country are going ballistic.

If they had paid closer attention during the last presidential campaign, they wouldn’t be so surprised.  Addressing this misinterpretation of our nation’s Fourteenth Amendment (Sec. 1, key words: “Subject to the jurisdiction thereof”) is a topic he campaigned on. His Hillary-supporting adversaries in the media and the Democrat Party — an obvious redundancy — were so dismissive of the successful New York businessman and political novice, they paid scant attention to his comments. Seeing Red AZ didn’t. They resonated with us and on Aug. 20, 2015, we posted,Ending birthright citizenship = end to anchor babies.

Prior to that, on Aug. 9, 2010, we wrote,Anchor babies and “birth tourism” making the newsnoting that Texas Sen. John Cornyn was the latest senior Republican to call for a review of birthright citizenship amid complaints that illegal aliens have abused that post-Civil War constitutional provision. As the former Texas Attorney General and justice on the state Supreme Court, he has a solid legal footing.

The Amendment was adopted in 1868, following the end of the Civil War. Its intent was to give American-born children of freed African-born slaves all of the rights and privileges of citizenship. It was necessary then, but has no relevancy today.

On April 21, 2011 we wrote, “Birthright citizenship? Increasing opposition seen — Birth Tourism at crisis proportions,” citing a Rasmussen survey substantiating the increasingly high level of opposition to birthright citizenship, as 61% of likely U.S. voters believed that a child born in the United States to a woman who is here illegally should not automatically be gifted with U.S. citizenship.

We outed Arizona’s senators as compulsive liars in this March 6, 2015 post, citing McCain and Kyl’s deceit on the topic in 2010.

 Our Aug.29, 2015 post,Anchor babies: The latest numbers are shocking,” included this Breitbart link,Census: Anchor baby delivered every 93 seconds.” With the continued flood of illegals into our country, it’s a good bet those numbers have only increased.

Though he’s gone, be aware in 2010 John McCain had two distinctly different viewpoints on this crucial issue within a mere ten days. No wonder the Arizona Republic newspaper deified him during and following his week-long funerals.

Unlike the waffler, conservative SRAZ remains consistent. We’ve included a number of posts for you to peruse. Read them as you are able, but do make a point to check them out. The background information is integral to the current discussion.

Among developed nations, only the U.S. and Canada still grant Birthright Citizenship. Check out the lists, courtesy of NumbersUSA.