McCain in deep trouble as Dr. Kelli Ward ties in poll

May 25, 2016

AZ U.S. Senate race is THE crucial election to watch

Dr. Kelli Ward is grabbing the spotlight in the Arizona U.S. Senate race as she picks up national endorsements and impresses crowds around the state.

At age 80 and running for his sixth 6-year senate term, John McCain appears to be experiencing more memory lapses, as he neglects to acknowledge there is a Primary Election that precedes the General. He conveniently characterizes his opponent as Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick, as he tries his damnedest to ignore the Constitutional conservative family physician and former two-term state senator, Kelli Ward. 

It’s easy to see why.

Breitbart reports on the results of a new poll showing Kelli Ward in a tie with McCain as they head into the August 30 Primary. The poll shows Ward leading among self-identified “conservative” voters as McCain appeals to politically squishy “moderates.” McCain and Ward are tied at 41-41 percent in a head-to-head match-up, despite the fact that Ward currently has lower name recognition. For those needing more information, Conservative Review introduces Dr. Ward, calling her “anti-amnesty“ in its headline.

Gun Owners of America has given Dr. Ward its endorsement.  GOA’s Executive Director Larry Pratt stated, “Senator McCain does not respect the Constitution. He is so irritable and so dislikes being criticized that he actually tried to eliminate the First Amendment 60 days before an election, namely the McCain-Feingold Act.”

As far back as May 2002, McCain, the man who said, “I know how to use guns; but I don’t own one,” called for Republican “tolerance” for closing what he refers to as “gun show loopholes,” as he caved to the leftwing Brady gun control campaign.

In this Issue Paper provided by David B. Kopel and Alan Korwin, Section IV explains the facts behind those so-called “loopholes.”


AZ Gov. Ducey’s veto supports gun restrictionist Michael Bloomberg

May 12, 2016

Action dilutes Ducey’s signing of two 2nd Amendment bills

The NRA enthusiastically reported that two of the bills the organization backed in Arizona  — SB 1266 and HB 2338  were signed by the governor.

The report states, “The NRA-backed bills won support throughout the Arizona State Legislature despite attempts by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s out-of-state gun control groups to derail them with outlandish claims of gloom and doom.”

But that’s only part of the story.

Gov. Doug Ducey vetoed HB 2524, which actually assists dedicated gun restrictionist Michael Bloomberg and leaves a hole big enough for liberals to drive a MACK truck through. The Arizona Citizens Defense League had requested the interstate firearms legislation which would have prohibited Arizona and other member states from enacting firearm transfer requirements that are more restrictive that existing federal law. In his veto letter Gov. Ducey said that he sees “no reason for Arizona to tie ourselves to other state’s decisions on public policy relating to the transfer of firearms.”

By agreeing to follow federal law as part of an interstate compact, enactment of HB 2524 would have derailed the Bloomberg financed ballot measure Arizonans can expect to be filed soon. If this ballot measure passes in November, it will criminalize all private firearms transfers in Arizona that are not conducted through a federal firearms licensee. In order to make this “universal background check” requirement work, state level gun owner registration would have to take place –-  otherwise how would they know you are breaking the law?

By vetoing HB 2524, Gov. Ducey gave the green light to Bloomberg. Now that the Legislative session is over, all that Bloomberg needs for his measure to get on the November ballot is to file the required paperwork and gather 150,642 petition signatures by July 7. Easy work for a billionaire.

In 2014, after passage of a “universal background check” ballot measure in the state of Washington, Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety bragged that they were going to target Nevada, Maine and Arizona for the same treatment. In 2015, Bloomberg’s groups successfully met the requirements to get their scheme on the 2016 Nevada ballot. Earlier this year, they met similar requirements in Maine. 

In April, Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, hired Pedro Morillas, a New York lobbyist registered in Arizona. That sends a clear signal they are getting ready to start the petition filing process here. The countdown has begun. We can still win!

With the Governor’s veto of HB 2524, we need to shift our focus to defeating Bloomberg at the ballot box in November. In Washington, despite Bloomberg and his buddies spending over $10 Million, their ballot measure passed with only 59% of the vote. That suggests to us that if gun owners show up on Election Day we can tilt the odds in our favor. But, that means we need to pull together to make sure that Arizona’s gun owners understand the issue.

Seeing Red AZ realized something was amiss with the information in the NRA report when Tucson was misspelled by the Fairfax, Virginia based NRA.. Arizona Citizens Defense League is based here in our own state. The NRA lost credibility when it endorsed John McCain in the 2010 Senate race after he worked for years to close what he referred to as the “gun show loophole,” which gun owners know to be a farce. Here’s McCain in a 2008 campaign ad, meddling in Colorado politics. In 2007, the NRA also endorsed then-Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, a liberal Democrat who was dedicated to a city gun buy-back project paying for firearms to be melted down and recast into sculpture.

Such lunacy is the aim of leftists and Republicrats. We must defeat them with our votes. Knowledge is power. Share this post with those you know who value our constitutionally based freedoms.  Our nation’s Founders placed the Second Amendment immediately after the First for a reason.


Dem think is mind-bogglingly arrogant

April 6, 2016

The Politico article Clinton aides unite on FBI legal strategy, appears innocuous enough. It describes the fact that a quartet of Hillary Clinton’s former staffers are using the same lawyer during the FBI probe into her reckless use of a private, unsecured server, based in her home — compromising national security data.

Readers must slog through over a dozen paragraphs before the interesting details regarding lawyer Beth Wilkinson emerge. She is not only a high dollar Clinton donor, but also gives generously to the Democrat Party. Potential conflicts aside, Wilkinson is the wife of CNN leftwing political analyst and former “Meet the Press” host, David Gregory. You might recall the dynamic duo send their children to the exclusive and heavily protected Sidwell Friends school in Washington, D.C., but hypocritically want to restrict the rest of us from possessing firearms. 

Have some good rainy day fun visiting the Sunlight Foundation. It’s equality entertaining when the sun is shining — as is forecast today.

“Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants,” remains a much quoted observation of former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis. (1856 – 1941)


Philly Mayor’s bizarre reaction to ISIS inspired police shooter

January 9, 2016

CBS 3 Philly carries the report including the graphic photo of a gunman wearing what was described as Islamic garb brazenly attempting to assassinate a Philadelphia police officer in his squad car. The self-admitted ISIS inspired shooter has confessed to the act of depravity as the lone officer was making late night routine rounds.  

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney‘s response is mind-boggling. “There are just too many guns on the streets and I think our national government needs to do something about that,” he said.

The newly elected Democrat obviously missed the fact that the armed officer was able to save his own life and shoot his would-be murderer due to the fact that he was armed. It’s not “too many guns” that’s the problem. Gun violence is perpetrated by criminals not gun-owning, law-abiding citizens who are guaranteed their rights under the Second Amendment.

Kenney’s statement supports the skewed overreaches of Barack Obama, who announced yet another executive action earlier this week —bypassing Congress — to increase restrictions on gun owners and sales of firearms. Anyone “in the business” of selling guns also applies to a private citizen selling a firearm to his sister. Under current law, federally licensed firearms dealers are required to conduct background checks on potential firearm purchasers, but the executive action expands the definition of gun dealers.

In office less than a week, Mayor Kenney, who is assigned his own security detail, spent his first day reinstating dangerous sanctuary city policies which shelter illegal criminals from federal enforcement. Emulating Obama, Kenney signed inane executive orders, including one establishing the politically correct position of Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer — despite the astronomical rise in the violent crime rate in the Democrat run city once known as the City of Brotherly Love.

According to  this ABC 6 Action News coverage, the 2015 citywide murder and violence rate continued to skyrocket, with 692 people shot and 161 murdered by August.

Albert Einstein has been quoted as saying  the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. That’s a message the voters of Philadelphia should take to heart.

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Obama’s brazen anti-gun agenda stifles 2nd Amendment

January 5, 2016

Arrogant executive action usurping congressional powers latest in series ranging from climate change to illegal immigration

The imperial Barack Obama, increasingly inclined to govern unilaterally — bypassing congress by use of his regal twins executive orders, and issuances of Presidential Memoranda is at it again.

This time instead of cozying up to communist dictators in Cuba and colluding to expand nuclear capabilities to Islamic madmen in Iran, he’s playing hardball with the U.S. Constitution. In attempting to curtail our Second Amendment freedoms, the lame duck president fully exposes what many Americans have long regarded as his contempt of our liberty.

Obama’s overreaches have resulted in a record number of firearms-related background checks — well over 23-million — last year. Records indicate that more guns were sold in 2015 than in any previous year in American history. In December alone, the FBI conducted 3,314,594 background checks, an increase of more than half a million checks over the previous single-month record set in December 2012.

Simply put, gun and ammo sales are surging because Americans have no confidence the government can protect them and their families and actually fear Obama’s repressive tactics.

Among Obama’s proposed firearm restrictions, curbs on gun purchases would extend to those accused of violence against current or former dating partners or those with temporary restraining orders. A gun-possession ban for Social Security beneficiaries who are believed incapable of handling their own finances is also included.

On Monday, Jan. 4, Barack Obama released this multi-pronged FACT SHEET: New Executive Actions to Reduce Gun Violence. Individual sales between two people will require the seller be a registered, licensed dealer, and submit to a background check any time they sell a gun from their private collection. Assessing mental health has become the purview of the government as doctors are asked to become informants.  

Hypocrisy is rampant. As they propose to diminish our Second Amendment rights, Obama and his family and the Clinton’s are secure with armed secret service protection.  Seeing Red AZ posted “Dem gun hypocrites,” in Dec. 2012, detailing the congressional liberals and double talking,  left-wing celebrities who have concealed carry permits and own firearms — which they support restricting us from accessing.   

The Second Amendment is about much more than simply carrying concealed, hunting, or sport shooting. Our right to keep and bear arms is a bulwark against tyranny.

The TrainMeAZ Campaign is designed to teach and bring gun safety and knowledge to every Arizonan. Check it out.


So, it’s time for a bit of fun…or maybe not

January 3, 2016

Each year for the past 41 years, the wordsmiths at Lake Superior State University issue their List of Banished Words and Phrases.

The first list of words and phrases that people love to hate was compiled at a New Year’s Eve party in 1975, and published on Jan. 1, 1976.

The 2016 list of overused, incorrectly used and those that fall into the category of general uselessness can be viewed here beginning with the ubiquitous and meaningless “So” as a sentence starter. The history of Word Banishment is also entertaining.

We have added the following few and our astute readers are welcome to join in with their own selections of annoying words and phrases. Have some fun….it’s the weekend.

  1. WENT MISSING: Oddly used in news reports to describe someone who has disappeared. FELL ILL is similarly strange.
  2. AWESOME AND AMAZING: Teens with limited vocabularies inappropriately overuse these words. But when mature adults declare their kids or grandkids fall into the realm of “amazing,” or their truck is “awesome,“ we suggest finding new acquaintances.
  3. REALTOR®: This is the correct spelling of the trademarked word.  It does not have an “I” between the “L” and “T.”
  4. AT THE END OF THE DAY: Unless you’re in the cast of Les Misérables, steer clear of this cliché. Besides, it belongs to Karl Rove.
  5. MYSELF: Maeve Maddox the “American English Doctor” gives some outstanding advice regarding the misuse of personal pronouns in this section “Myself is Not the same as Me or I.”

Tomorrow we return to the hard news. Barack Obama has just returned from his lengthy annual Christmas Hawaiian vacation and is prepared to move aggressively — bypassing Congress —  to increase federal controls over American gun owners, restricting our Second Amendment Rights. His ultimate intent appears to be disarming and leaving us vulnerable in these most perilous of times.


Obama’s delayed, disappointing speech and UPDATE

December 8, 2015

Some long and hard thought was given to writing about Barack Obama’s speech, (video) delivered from the Oval Office on Sunday evening.  Several problems arose. Looming largest is the fact that his arrogance and conspicuous disregard for the United States of America — the nation he is supposed to be leading —- make it difficult to scrutinize his words using more integrity than he exhibits. Obama waited from Wednesday morning until Sunday night to address the jihadist terror attacks that killed 14 and wounded 21 others attending an office Christmas Party in San Bernardino.

Since clenched teeth and keyboard dexterity don’t go hand in hand, we gutlessly backed off that particular post.

As it turns out, that decision was a stroke of luck for the readers of Seeing Red AZ. Thomas Sowell did an extraordinary job in coolly analyzing, “The President’s Speech.”

If you are up to watching Obama broaden his gun control rhetoric or cunningly discuss the illusionary “65 countries that have joined an American-led coalition” against ISIS — which he persists in calling ISIL — the link in the first sentence will transport you to Obamaland, where heinous acts of terrorism are facilitated by…..climate change.

Americans are becoming weary of being told that Islam is a peaceful, tolerant faith merely plagued by a few extremists. Increased gun sales in the wake of bloody violence carried out by radicalized Muslims clearly point to angst among our own citizens.

Citizens looking for inspired leadership from the President of the United States, continue to be painfully disappointed. You’ll find far greater wisdom from Dr. Thomas Sowell.

Update-tag

Independent Journal headlines “Muslim Group Calls Out PC Culture for Being too Afraid to Take Down Islamic Extremism,” featuring an interview with Zuhdi Jasser, M.D. an Arizona physician and president of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy. Take time to listen to his reasoned thoughts on the problems we face.


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