January 4, 2016
Three time loser tapped to help Carly Fiorina win
If you haven’t heard of Ovide Lamontagne, you aren’t alone. He’s something of a GOP mover and shaker in New Hampshire, where he’s run for and lost numerous offices. In 1996, he ran for governor and lost to Democrat Jeanne Shaheen. With political zeal still coursing through his veins in 2010, he ran for the U.S. Senate, this time losing the nomination to Kelly Ayotte. In 2012 he ran for governor again and lost to another Democrat — Maggie Hassan.
Now he’s been signed on as Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina’s New Hampshire state chairman, according to the Union Leader newspaper.
“With Ovide leading our efforts in New Hampshire as State Chairman, we will continue to build momentum around the state,” Fiorina said in a statement.
Time is short. The New Hampshire Primary takes place Feb. 9.
Fiorina, the former CEO of HP, is currently running in 8th place in New Hampshire polls, even trailing Jeb Bush.
It looks like Ovide Lamontagne has got his work cut out for him. But, as the old adage goes, “the fourth time might be the charm.”
November 29, 2014
Kudos from the Phoenix New Times
Okay. We can take it. It’s all in fun, after all. Or is it? At any rate, the bizarro-world* leftists at the Phoenix New Times tabloid have awarded Seeing Red AZ the “Best Right-Wing Blog, 2014.” We are even credited as a valuable resource “for reporters and researchers.”
They got us right on our view of John McCain, but skewed the facts on nearly everything else, as was doubtless their intent. We missed the issue in which the award was initially given since the publication is not on our regular reading list. Still, we take a deep bow and emulate director James Cameron, hooting at the academy awards he was “King of the World.” Cameron simply omitted the all-important two words, “blog” and “Arizona.”
Thanks, Phoenix New Times. Perhaps you‘ll learn a thing or two as you venture into that “journey into darkness” with us. Stranger things have happened. Prior to seeing the light, conservative icon Ronald Reagan had once been a Democrat union leader.
* New Times’ description of the mindset of our readers.
April 16, 2014
J.D. Winteregg is a sharp, young conservative mounting an effective primary challenge in Ohio’s CD 8 to Obama’s golfing buddy and amnesty promoter John Boehner. Though Winteregg is a serious contender, he’s kept his sense of humor, as evidenced by his satirical new ad spoofing the speaker’s “Electile Dysfunction.”
In the one-minute Cialis-like ad titled “When The Moment Is Right,” tea party-supported Winteregg takes some not-so-subtle jabs at Boehner for the Ohio Republican’s smoking, golfing with Obama and tanning obsession.
“Other signs of electile dysfunction may include extreme skin discoloration, the inability to punch oneself out of a wet paper bag, or maintain a spine in the face of liberal opposition,” according to J.D. Winteregg’s campaign ad
“Your electile dysfunction? It could be a question of blood flow. Sometimes when a politician has been in D.C. too long, it goes to his head and he just can’t seem to get the job done,” the narrator says as footage of Boehner shaking hands with Barack Obama plays. “If you have a Boehner lasting more than 23 years, seek immediate medical attention.”
“I’m J.D. Winteregg and I approve this message, but I don’t golf,” is Winteregg‘s tag-line..
You don’t have to live in Ohio to send Winteregg a donation.
January 2, 2014
Even with New Years Eve ‘cheer’ languishing as yesterday’s memory, it turns out there are some imbibing facts worthy of note. The Washington Post reports that what you drink is a likely indicator of how you’ll vote. In an analysis of voting habits, wine drinkers are more likely overall to cast ballots.
For a bit of fun, take note of “What your favorite drink says about your politics, in one chart.”
December 21, 2013
“Whatever” tops list
Marist College Institute for Public Opinion has released its annual survey of annoying words and for the fifth straight year of conducting the popular culture survey, the apathetic “whatever” remains the winner/loser.
“Whatever” and its nuanced indifference was rated the most annoying word by 38 percent of 1,173 adults polled, up from 32 percent in 2013.
“The word can be very dismissive and rude,” said Mary Griffith, media director for Marist. “It’s a put-down to some extent and it can signal to the other person that what they are saying is not important.”
“Like” gets on the nerves of 22 percent. “You know” irks 18% of Americans while 14% want to see “just sayin’” stricken from casual conversation. Six percent detest “obviously,” and 2% remain “whatever”/unsure.
Political terms also made the list. Forty-one percent of Americans would like to see “Obamacare” disappear in 2014.” Respondents would like to eliminate the Washingtonian terms “shutdown” and “gridlock,” which got votes from 30 percent and 11 percent, respectively. “Fiscal cliff” rated 10 percent and “sequestration” 4 percent. Four percent of respondents were unsure. “Whatever.”
Complete tables for the poll can be seen here.
Seeing RedAZ’s erudite readers might have fun adding their own annoying words or phrases to this list. There are more than enough to go around.
December 18, 2013
John McCain and Jeff Flake hop aboard the Democrat express
Watch and listen carefully as John McCain took to the Senate floor Tuesday, to blast his fellow Republicans who disagreed with him on support of the Paul Ryan (R) / Patty Murray (D) “bi-partisan” budget deal.*
The bill reverses previously agreed upon spending cuts, lacks spending reforms to address the U.S. debt and deficit, while slashing military spending. It also includes an approximately $4.2 billion loophole that allows illegal aliens to continue to qualify for child tax credits
This hypocritical goon who graduated fifth from the bottom in his 1958 U.S. Naval Academy class — 894th out of 899 — actually has the audacity to take those members who honored their responsibility to America’s taxpaying citizens to task as lacking “Intellectual Integrity.”
Each and every one of the Senate Democrats voted to support the so-called “bi-partisan“ deal. They were joined by twelve RINOs including Sens. Lamar Alexander (TN), Roy Blunt (MO), Saxby Chambliss (GA), Susan Collins (ME), Orrin Hatch (UT), John Hoeven (ND), Johnny Isakson (GA), Ron Johnson (WI), Lisa Murkowski (AK), Rob Portman (OH) and, of course, Arizona’s notorious John McCain and his sycophantic underling, Jeff Flake.
The 67- 33 vote can be seen here.
*The term “bi-partisan” is Washingtonian-speak and refers to absolute Republican capitulation. Democrats will only accept a solution as “bipartisan” if it involves a complete rejection of principles by conservatives, and an enthusiastic embrace of the Democrat position.
November 3, 2012
“There’s never been a day in the last four years I’ve been proud to be his Vice President”
We understand, Joe.