Dr. Kelli Ward holds decisive lead in GOP senate poll

April 19, 2018

There’s good news being reported by ABC Channel 15. According to a poll the station jointly conducted with OHPI last week, the Arizona Senate race is shaking out for a conservative win.

After a single term of Republicrat Jeff Flake, who opted out of running for reelection due to an abysmal 18 percent approval rating, Arizona conservatives see a light at the end of the anti-Trump tunnel. Both current senators, McCain and Flake stated that neither they nor their families would support Donald Trump — who emerged victorious over 16 other GOP presidential primary candidates. Flake mounted an ongoing tirade against President Trump on liberal media and denounced him in the senate chamber.

The Republican senatorial field is not lacking candidates, but only one, Kelli Ward, a physician, principled conservative and former two-term state senator, presents a real choice. Martha McSally, known on this site as Sally McCain, is more of the same.

 Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, has been a conservative star, but will be 86 by Election Day, making his run for a six-year term disconcerting even to his diehard supporters.

Arizonans have endured decades of liberals masquerading as Republicans. deceiving voters as they campaign, only to reveal their true blue personas once elected. This is amnesty supporting John McCain at his lying pinnacle. Jeff Flake also cloaked himself as a conservative when in campaign mode, much to the dismay of the liberal newspaper which needn’t have worried about his campaign related duplicity.  Retired Sen. Jon Kyl pulled the same charade as he ran for his final senate term.

The poll results announced on the news report give Dr. Kelli Ward the decisive edge with 36%. Martha McSally fell far short with 27% and popular Joe Arpaio, now unfortunately taking the role of spoiler, held only 22%.

The winner of the GOP primary will face liberal Democrat Krysten Sinema a one-term CD 9 U.S. House member, who has deceptively softened her foul-mouthed image, but is still the former Green Party candidate who celebrated May Day with personal greetings in the People’s World Weekly Communist newspaper, compared women who stay home raising their families to leeches, defamed the military — which she now esteems — and revels in declaring herself the first openly bisexual, atheistic member of congress. To underscore the point, she refused to take her oath of office on a Bible.

Other good news centers on the polling numbers of President Trump. Rasmussen’s Daily Presidential polling shows him with a 50% approval rating, higher than Barack Obama’s 47% approval on the same date eight years ago –– in the second year of his presidency. Trump is winning with the American people,  despite continual leftwing media assaults.

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….and so it McBegins: McCain the movie star

April 17, 2018

Lies! Action! Camera!

John McCain’s office on Monday posted a medical update after surgery to treat what is being referred to as an “intestinal infection related to diverticulitis.”

Despite daughter Meghan McCain’s wishful report that she expects her father to return to the senate by summer, the 81-year-old senator who was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain tumor last year will obviously need additional recuperation and therapy.  He has been spending time at the family compound in Cornville, rather than at their luxury Phoenix penthouse.

McCain being unable to return to Congress has presented a hardship for the Democrats who were the beneficiaries of his intended to shock vote against what was termed the “skinny repeal” of Obamacare. The vote was delayed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who needed McCain’s vote for passage of the package. This is what he and America got from the “maverick instead. (19-second video).

But the man known for his vile temper, angry outbursts and crude manner even when talking to his wife and mother of four of his seven children, in the presence of staff and reporters, is nonetheless being deified by HBO.

Here’s a snippet of the promo from Deadline Hollywood:

“John McCain certainly has led an extraordinary American life, and now HBO has begun work on a documentary about the six-term senator, 2008 GOP presidential nominee and longtime Vietnam POW.

Produced and directed by multiple Emmy winner Peter Kunhardt, the untitled film is an exclusive profile of one of the most influential forces in modern American politics.

No premiere date is set for the film, which will provide unprecedented access to his daily life in Washington, D.C. and Sedona, AZ. The film also features interviews with family, friends, colleagues and leading political figures.

“Through the years, John has rightly earned the reputation as an American hero,” Peter Kunhardt said. “In the final chapter of his life, he is reminding this generation of what government can and should look like.”

It’s unlikely the film will devote time to the intra-party censure of McCain by elected state committeemen in Arizona. Numerous counties throughout the state also voted overwhelmingly to censure him. He retaliated by aligning with a San Francisco Obama donor and waging a massive campaign to remove the elected Republican party volunteers from their posts. The committeemen are the ones who work diligently to elect Republican candidates.

The censure vote in Maricopa County, which encompasses the capitol of Phoenix and numerous adjacent cities, passed overwhelmingly — 1,150 in support with only 351 opposed. Read the complete Resolution to Censure John McCain, including a list of grievances.

It’s a sure bet few Arizona Republicans will be tuning in to HBO to view amnesty promoter McCain, who prefers illegal aliens to them, except when in campaign mode. Then he advocates tocomplete the danged fence.” (video).  They’ve had quite enough of his deceitful antics to watch a whitewash of the man they know all too well and have learned to distrust.


Speaker Ryan fires parting amnesty shot at Americans

April 14, 2018

Remember when we were sold a bill of goods on wunderkind Paul Ryan? As Mitt Romney’s 2012 vice presidential running mate he was touted as a numbers cruncher extraordinaire who would bring a depth of knowledge and great insight to budget issues

With his recently announced plans to retire from Congress, few tears are being shed for the Wisconsin Representative who has spent two decades wallowing in the iffy realm of bipartisanship and accomplishing little. Conservatives view him less affectionately than liberals such as Washington state liberal Democrat Patti Murray with whom he co-authored a 2017 tax bill. Apparently he was unable to find a willing Republican Senate cosponsor.  As House Speaker, Ryan gave Donald Trump only begrudging support as the GOP presidential nominee, waffling along the way.

More egregious than Ryan’s enmity towards President Trump is his McCain-like aisle crossing to forge an amnesty scheme before he leaves Congress.  As his parting gift to America’s citizens, Ryan will push his open borders agenda during his last months in Congress, telling  media sources that he is interested in passing an amnesty for millions of illegal aliens who are enrolled and eligible for Obama’s self-admitted, illegitimately created (video) Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. “Childhood Arrivals” is a misnomer since there is no verification process.  The age limit is 36, ensuring more than a few are grandparents.

Breitbart News reports in a comment to Fox News’ Chad Pergram, Ryan said he would “certainly” be interested in passing a DACA amnesty before his term ends.

Ryan, who hypocritically had a fence constructed around his family estate, said that his main focus after passing a budget to keep the federal government open was to pass an amnesty for DACA illegal aliens, granting between 800,000 to 3.5 million permanent authority to stay in the U.S.

The aim of such an amnesty is ultimately rewarding illegal aliens enrolled in the program with a  pathway to U.S. citizenship, which comes with tremendous costs for American citizens. Such an amnesty would put more citizen children of illegal aliens — known as “anchor babies” — on federal welfare, while American taxpayers would be left with an estimated $26 billion bill.  Additionally, about one in five DACA illegal aliens, after an amnesty, would end up on food stamps, while at least one in seven would go on Medicaid.

The U.S. generously admits over one million legal immigrants a year —- often at the expense of American workers and students — as they compete for jobs and university placements. Ryan’s scheme would give amnestied illegal aliens the opportunity to bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the country, through a family reunification process known as chain migration.

A DACA amnesty will trigger a border surge that potentially triples the number of illegal aliens breaching our southern border. Since DACA’s inception, over 2,000 recipients of the program have been ejected due to criminal involvement or gang violence. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released this report detailing the extent of the gang surge last year.


AZ Gov. Doug Ducey caves to teachers’ outrageous demands

April 13, 2018

Though his press secretary denies it, Ducey is looking ever more like a guy with senatorial aspirations

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey had a chance to stand tall. Instead he rewarded the abysmal behavior of union teachers who abandoned their students to strike for a massive 20% raise.  He played tough for a nanosecond, telling the teachers there was no pay hike in the near future, then reneging, followed by an acquiescence or two preceding the final capitulation. If nimble Ducey didn’t have his eye on a mighty political payoff, he could fill the role of state contortionist.

Instead of emulating President Ronald Reagan who on Aug. 5, 1981 fired 11,359 unionist air traffic controllers of the almost 13,000 who went on strike in defiance of his order for them to return to work, issued two days earlier.

Reagan, a former two-term Screen Actor’s Guild union president, didn’t stop there.  He declared a lifetime ban on the rehiring of the strikers by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Within days the FAA began accepting applications for new air traffic controllers, and ultimately the Federal Labor Relations Authority decertified the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Association (PATCO).  Robert Poli, PATCO president, was found in contempt by a federal judge and ordered to pay $1,000 a day in fines, for the disruptions his union caused. 

There were inconveniences during the strike and after Reagan made good on his threat, (video) but such a strike never happened again.

Ducey is thinking politically instead of on behalf of Arizona students abandoned by their striking teachers, who should also have been fired if they didn’t return to work.  He appears to be letting his future political aspirations get in the way of sound judgment. Ducey’s longtime friend and mentor John McCain, diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer in July 2017 has remained at his compound in Cornville, AZ. missing crucial votes. The Arizona senate seat is not a museum piece. 

Ken Rudin, Political Junkie, answers the question about governors appointing themselves to the U.S. Senate. It has happened. Of the nine going back to 1933, all but two were Democrats and the results were uniformly dismal.

Joy Pullmann, an author and executive editor of The Federalist, does a masterful job with this commentary, “Fire All Striking Teachers And Send Their Paychecks To Students’ Parents.” Obviously it was not on Ducey’s reading list.

It should be.

Education Week, a publication of the liberal teachers’ union, clearly states teachers plan to ride this victory to effect changes across the Arizona political landscape.  The teachers, who overwhelmingly vote Democrat, have no allegiance to Ducey.

Today’s front page shows a smiling Ducey surrounded by educrat admirers, who got their way, via protests and walk-outs, which the teachers coyly termed, “walk-ins.” The headline blasts, “The winners today are the teachers”

A further look reveals the truth, with this line under the photo, “K-12 advocates skeptical, say walkout still planned.” There is no pleasing a riotous mob. They should have been fired.

Don’t lose sight of the fact that this is where the people who influence our children and grandchildren put their union dues.*

* H/T Center for Responsive Politics


Irrational AZ Republic reporting hits new low

April 9, 2018

MS-13 gangsters shouldn’t be held responsible for crime, terror surge

We here at Seeing Red AZ abhor triteness and generalities as much as the next person, so right out of the hatch we’re cutting to the chase as we attempt to interpret the local newspaper‘s “No stars — Inconclusive” rating of a statement made by Rep. Martha McSally, (R-CD 2).

Let us be perfectly clear.  Martha McSally, often referred to on this site as “Sally McCain,” is not our cup of tea. In fact, she’s too liberal by half, regardless of how she tries to characterize herself while in candidate mode. You can take that to the bank.

Sally McCain is abandoning her House post to run for the U.S. Senate seat currently unoccupied by preening self-pimping, Republicrat Jeff Flake, a John McCain colluder — who prefers to spend his remaining time canoodling with left-wing media types, throwing slings and arrows at Republican President Trump.

Such is the sad state of affairs in Arizona GOP politics. For all intents and purposes, Arizonans have no representation in the U.S. Senate. The logical, principled conservative choice is Dr. Kelli Ward, whom we support.

But we digress.

Sally McCain (aka Martha McSally) is being taken to task for besmirching the international MS-13 gang which has fanned out an estimated 10,000 violent, murderous and drug smuggling gang members throughout the United States.

The Arizona Republic newspaper, known as The Periódico de la República de Arizona for its radical, pro-illegal alien stance, quibbles over the terms “criminal street gang” or simply “gang.” After all, these vicious and rapidly expanding monsters originated in Central America, which makes them sainted, redeemable Hispanics worthy of not only roaming freely in the USA, and obtaining taxpayer funded benefits but likely deserving of amnesty. Why not? The left-wing newspaper refers to the massive number of gangsters as  “fluctuating” and promotes illegal aliens being counted in the upcoming census, with the ultimate end game of bolstering the ranks of the Democrat party.

The newspaper quotes slippery Lidia E. Nuño, an assistant criminal justice professor at California State University (Fullerton).who doltishly disputes the gang’s numbers, is actually quoted as saying, “If the figure is correct, that doesn’t necessarily mean that these 10,000 individuals are murdering people each day.” Proving a Ph.D has lost its value, she foolishly adds, it “could be more than 10,000 or less than 10,000.”

At Arizona State University her Ph.D dissertation was titled, “Hispanics’ and Undocumented Immigrants’ Perceptions of Procedural Justice, Legitimacy, and Willingness to Cooperate with the Police: An Assessment of the Process-Based Model of Policing.”

No wonder she’s the newspaper’s go-to gal.


AZ Gov.Ducey honors two liberals at Grand Canyon

April 5, 2018

Former U.S. Rep. Mo Udall, an Arizona Democrat from a political family, was known for his liberal views which he sold with his legendary humor. RINO McCain, lacking any sense of humor, and always bonding with far leftists, tried to force feed us liberal positions on everything from amnesty for illegals to campaign finance regulations specifically designed to mute Republican candidates.

After Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton’s announcement naming the newly remodeled Terminal 3 at Sky Harbor International Airport in honor of Arizona’s Senior Senator (ASS) John McCain, it wouldn’t be much of a leap to rename the Grand Canyon. That could be next, as talk swirls about the possibility of Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey appointing himself to what is expected to be the soon to be vacant U.S. Senate seat. McCain is seriously ill, suffering from what his Mayo doctors have described as “an aggressive form of brain cancer,” and hasn’t been seen in months.

Ducey is a longtime associate and admirer of John McCain. When he arrived in Phoenix to attend Arizona State University, he worked at Hensley & Co., the Anheuser-Busch distributorship owned by Cindy Hensley McCain. and developed a long-lasting bond with the McCain’s.

Phoenix’ liberal mayor Greg Stanton, now a candidate for the U.S. House in Congressional District 9, enthused over McCain last November, as noted in our postFlying into McCain?Playing politics for all it’s worth, Stanton obviously thinks that praising the self proclaimed “Maverick,” will win him squish votes in the competitive district.

He might be on the right track. Like John McCain and Jeff Flake, Stanton endorsed Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential primary. At least Stanton, a committed liberal, ran as a Democrat and his endorsement was expected. The other two are Republicrat charlatans.


More baloney from McCain’s Cornville compound

March 29, 2018

John McCain, suffering from a virulent form of brain cancer, described by his doctors as “aggressive” when it was first diagnosed in July 2017, has not returned to the U.S. Senate since his appalling thumbs down vote (video) against the “skinny” repeal of Obamacare. That betrayal will be his legacy.

His senate office stopped providing medical updates months ago, though his family assures us he’s making an “amazing” recovery and will be back to work by summer. Previously, daughter Meghan said he was staying out of D.C. due to concerns about catching the flu. With flu season behind us, it’s clear his own serious condition is keeping him at their family compound in Cornville. Meghan and her mother, Cindy, have both denied reports that McCain will resign, which appears to be the only reliable announcement concerning the 81-year-old’s career. No one believes that McCain is manning “his” twitter account, jealously slamming President Trump‘s every move. His office staffers, with no actual jobs to do, busy themselves with keyboard gymnastics.

The latest news regarding Cornville’s most famous resident is that McCain is writing another memoir. “The Restless Wave” authored — not “co-authored” as we are led to believe — by Mark Salter, is scheduled to debut in May:

“In a time when Washington, D.C., and the country is more polarized than it has been for decades, John McCain is the rare public figure who has earned the respect of people on both sides of the aisle,” Simon & Schuster enthused in a release. “He is a model for bipartisanship and political integrity. In his forty years in politics McCain has never been afraid to buck trends or ruffle a few feathers. His words are more important today than ever.”

Obviously Simon & Schuster hasn’t taken the pulse of Arizona elected Republican State and Maricopa County Committeemen who overwhelmingly voted to censure McCain in 2014. In the wake of the embarrassment, his retaliation was brutal.

The New York-based publisher, a subsidiary of CBS Media Corporation slathers it on thickly saying:

“The Restless Wave begins in 2008 with McCain’s presidential campaign and then follows the Senator during his time as a senior Republican lawmaker through the Obama administration, when the country was tested at home and abroad. McCain shares his experiences during the divisive 2016 election and his no-holds-barred opinions on the current developments coming out of Washington. He also discusses the vital challenges from abroad: Russia, NATO, the campaign to defeat ISIS, our ongoing operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, among others. Candid, pragmatic, and always fascinating, John McCain holds nothing back in his latest memoir.”

Nothing but honesty, which has never been his hallmark, and now his own diminished memory.

And let’s not forget that ‘Sally McCain’ is being groomed for the Senate seat currently open due to a face-saving move.  Jeff Flake — with an 18% approval rating — opted not to run for a second term.

‘The conservative in the race is Dr. Kelli Ward.  Another McCain even one named Martha McSally, is a bridge too far. This is an indication of the dung the duo attempted to spread regarding never implemented border security nearly a year and a half ago. Remember, this is the same McCain who deceitfully strolled the border with then-Sheriff Paul Babeu and vowed, with his fingers crossed behind his back, tocomplete the dang fence.”