Phx. Mayor election choices: Which leftie?

February 18, 2019

Seeing Red AZ has been exposing the leftists running the city of Phoenix for years. Their incestuous inbreeding has promoted city council members to mayors. From there they don’t remain static. We now have one of them — Greg Stanton — representing AZ Congressional District 9 — in Washington D.C.

Behind this clique are the unions, most notably the Phoenix Firefighters.  We exposed the deceptive shenanigans before the 2011 city primary election.  It’s worth reviewing, since we are now facing another election for mayor of Phoenix.

The March 12, 2019 “Special Election” is a runoff between two Democrats, though the city attempts to neuter the party affiliation of the council and mayor, under the pretense of them all being “non-partisan.” Kate Gallego and Danny Valenzuela are the leftist choices we have. Bad or worse, the undeniable fact is, one of them will win. The election is to fill the vacancy created when Greg Stanton abandoned the mayor’s seat to campaign for the CD 9 congressional seat previously occupied by radical Kyrsten Sinema, now a U.S. Senator.

Gallego had a 19-point lead over Valenzuela in the November General Election but didn’t secure the required 50-percent-plus-one vote required to win —- necessitating a runoff. In this charade of musical chairs, regardless of who wins, the people of Phoenix lose.

Partisanship is actually the engine that drives this rickety train. The Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic newspaper is now screeching that a proposed statewide ban on taxing food would cause cities to lose $115 million. This overreach had its 2010 impetus in Phoenix under then-Mayor Philly Gordon and was imposed as the City of Phoenix paid $14.3 million to 6,989 employees in unconscionableretention bonuses,” spending $2 million more than the food tax would have brought in that fiscal year.

Unconscionably taxing food, the most basic necessity for survival, is not outside of the realm of reasonableness to leftists.

A basic rule of thumb when looking at candidates is to check their endorsements, which go right to the core of who they are. In the case of Gallego and Valenzuela both lists are disturbing. As supposed “non-partisans” they claim to represent us all, but their endorsements are more truthful than either candidate. There are a couple of Republicrats on Valenzuela’s list. One, after years of threatening to do so, Grant Woods has recently re-registered as a Democrat. Both candidates are supported by partisan unions, including the ones representing the striking teachers who used thuggish tactics that should have gotten them fired, but instead secured a 20% raise appropriated by Gov. Ducey from our pockets, incorporating a new “fee” which he claims is not a tax.

Going strictly on the two candidate’s credentials, Kate Gallego is most impressive. She earned a degree from Harvard and an MBA from the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Valenzuela, a former firefighter union leader cites his humble beginnings as his chief qualification. Among his endorsers are McCain insiders Robert Delgado and Doug Yonko, both honchos in Cindy Hensley McCain’s Anheuser-Busch beer distributorship empire.

Moses Sanchez, an impressive political newcomer who ran as a Republican, pledged to create a more transparent City Hall, not take a city pension or use the office as a political stepping stone. He lost in the Primary Election.

City of Phoenix elections traditionally generate low voter turnout. City employees, bonded to the status quo, and numerous unions, including teachers, firefighters and police, turn out to ensure the blue city in a red state, stays a deep cobalt. 

The Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic newspaper, editorially states, it “likes both candidates.” that was followed by another endorsing Kate Gallego, which raises the suspicion antenna on those looking for clues in addition to the candidate’s endorsement pages. If they actually want her to win, the newspaper, describing her in the second sentence as “a single mom of a bi-racial toddler,” should have stayed out of the endorsement business. It unconscionably remained silent when she was the subject of despicable race-baiting as she ran for the Phoenix City Council in 2013. The failing newspaper’s support is like octopus ink, a poisonous fluid discoloring the surroundings, filled with mucus and emitted through its rear end. No kidding.

Early ballots have been mailed for the March 12th election

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Pres. Trump is right to declare a National Emergency

February 16, 2019

The left, exemplified by the Hillary-endorsing, Arizona Republic newspaper, is going ballistic over the National Emergency declaration called for by President Trump after he signed onto the substandard budget bill which provides scant funding to the promised and increasingly crucial border wall. He did so to overt another government shutdown. The left’s nefarious scheme revolves around the single fact that increasing the Democrat voter base is best accomplished by allowing millions of illiterate illegal invaders who will be constantly reminded who went to bat for them.

Today’s edition of the failing newspaper headlines, “Trump declares border emergency” with the tagline. “Grab for wall funds is certain to trigger lengthy legal fight.”

Democrat leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi have vowed not to fund the wall. They and their ilk suffer from a genetic affliction that allows them to say “barrier” and even utter the word “technology,” but “wall” can’t make its way past their lips. Technology was tried and failed under First Homeland Insecurity Chief Michael Chertoff. In 2008 we wrote, Virtual fence is a virtual flop.”

Construction of a security wall to staunch the ongoing illegal invasion, was the campaign message that resonated with the American people, propelling political novice Donald Trump into the presidency over 16 other Republican aspirants.

Although the left is going ballistic over President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to secure our southern border in response to congress’ failure to act, the ability to do so is not a new construct emanating from the Trump White House.

The National Emergencies Act was enacted by Congress in 1976, when it was signed into law by President Gerald Ford. It has no specific definition of what is considered an emergency, but has historically been invoked during unusual threats to the nation. There have been 58 national emergencies declared since the act‘s inception. Thirty-one of them remain in effect today.

In 1979, Pres. Jimmy Carter initially put the act to use to declare a national emergency freezing all Iranian government assets in the U.S. in response to the Iran hostage crisis. His national emergency is still in place and has been renewed annually by successive presidents, as required by law.

Pres. George W. Bush declared national emergency acts following the September 11, 2001 attacks. In all, he declared 13. As president, Barack Obama declared national emergencies on 12 foreign relations issues that have also been renewed.

Outraged headlines have been the order of the day only since Donald J. Trump was dramatically elected on November 8, 2016.

Adding to the radical anti-Trump deception, today’s Arizona Republic carries a “Your Turn” column by Lisa Urias, titled “A tale of two walls.” The PR exec describes a funded trip she and “Latino leaders” took to Israel, and makes this insultingly inane comparison: “Despite (what she refers to as “challenges”) never once during a recent trip did we hear Israeli leaders suggest their neighboring states were “criminals, rapists and horrible people.”

Of course not. They are murders, who have a history of bombing school buses and where teachers often carry rifles and armed guards are onsite to protect students. Israel’s wall has been an effective security tool for the tiny nation surrounded by sworn enemies.

These are the schizophrenic views of Democrats, before and after the election of President Trump.


Second Amendment freedoms under assault

February 15, 2019

Pay attention: This is just the beginning as Socialist agenda gains traction

The unambiguous Second Amendment is under assault by leftists, but nowhere is the attack on our constitutional right more vigorous than in what is becoming the repressive People’s Republic of California.

In 2018, the NRA partnered with its state association, the California Rifle and Pistol Association to once again sue the state, challenging the state’s restrictions on sales of ammunition.

A portion of the Safety for All Act of 2016, (scroll past the letter to read the bill) known as Proposition 63 –– which goes into full effect in July 2019 ––requires a background check to buy ammunition. Retailers will be legally obligated to log the amount of ammo gun owners purchase. That record will then be sent to a Justice Department database.

At the time, Lt. Governor Gavin Newsome, a co-author of Prop 63, responded to the lawsuit by stating, “California voters made their decision loud and clear that guns and ammo do not belong in the hands of dangerous individuals,” a disingenuous way of characterizing law-abiding gun owners. Using more honest language, he also declared, the state “would fight the NRA every step of the way.” Newsome is now the governor. He blames everyone but the lax sanctuary city policies he has endorsed and presided over.

A lawsuit was filed by Kim Rhode, six-time Olympic medal winning shooter who set a record winning her first gold medal at the 1996 Atlanta Games five days after her 17th birthday. She has been joined in her legal action by gun retailers across the nation.

A court-ordered temporary injunction has blocked portions of the law from taking effect, including a clause which makes large-capacity magazine possession a misdemeanor.

The Democrats are doing all they can to suppress our rights. The NRA stands as a bulwark in maintaining our freedoms.

Check out this Quick Reference Guide for gun owners of firearms now classified as “assault weapons.”


Mark Kelly, AZ gun hypocrite, announces for US Senate

February 14, 2019

With brazen audacity oozing from every pore, leftist Democrat Mark Kelly has announced his entrance into the U.S. Senate race, mounting a challenge to Arizona incumbent Sen. Martha McSally. The Republican former congresswoman was appointed to the senate after placeholder and former senator, Jon Kyl stepped down. Kyl was appointed to temporarily fill the Senate vacancy following the death of John McCain.

Mark Kelly has ridden the unfortunate shooting of his wife, former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords like a steed, despite some major missteps. Though the two of them have been in the forefront of Second Amendment restrictions for the rest of us via their organization Americans for Responsible Solutions, which opposes concealed carry laws, and has now morphed into the $multi-million Giffords PAC.* Mark Kelly exempts himself from his desire to curtail our constitutionally protected Second Amendment rights. The PAC which claims to be bipartisan overwhelmingly endorses liberal Democrats, including the Virginia trio now negatively dominating the news for everything from infanticide protections, and racism to sexual assault: Gov. Ralph Northam, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax and Attorney General Mark Herring.

In 2013, Breitbart News exposed Kelly making a private purchase of an AR-15, a.45 caliber semi-automatic pistol and “high capacity” magazines at Diamondback Police Supply, a Tucson gun store. After he was caught in the hypocrisy, he backtracked, saying he was not going to keep the AR-15, which he had not picked up from the store.

Democrats are nothing if not two-faced on the issue of guns. They want to rein in the rights of America’s gun owners, but desire easy access to self-protection for themselves. Our illustrative 2012 postDem gun hypocrites,” is proof positive.

The couple is also close to Barack Obama, another Second Amendment restrictionist…for others, though he exempts himself, as seen here.

Mark Kelly has had his share of captured-on-film woes involving not only “assault” weapons but also assault dogs as seen in this disturbing video. During a Kelly family vacation in the seaside resort community of Laguna Beach, his daughter’s 65-pound American Bulldog (a close relative of the notorious Pit Bull) leaped down upon a baby seal, mercilessly attacking and killing the defenseless animal.

Join the NRA to protect our inherent, constitutionally supported freedoms that Mark Kelly would decimate if elected.

* Center for Responsive Politics


Illegal aliens’ get-rich-quick scheme: Sue Americans

February 13, 2019

Polls show Americans overwhelmingly support Pres. Trump’s policies

When criminals commit unlawful acts, they are arrested, charged and detained. If they are found guilty in a court of law, they are sentenced to serve a specific jail or prison sentence. Among the hardships they and their families endure is separation. This scenario occurs daily in American cities across the country.

When they are foreign nationals, illegal invaders breaching our sovereign border, increasingly they arrive with children — not always their own. Having children in tow provides them with a sympathetic aura.

Though difficult to believe these uneducated illegals who now arrive by the thousands from Central America, facilitated in the passage of their caravans by our Mexican “neighbors” — have advocates. 

Law firms and a contrivance known as the National Immigration Justice Center are currently representing six illegal alien families, who claim they and the children were traumatized by being separated after the adults were detained.  The children were cared for, fed, kept clean, provided clothes, schooled and in all likelihood, treated better than they’ve previously been. Many of them made the long trek with strangers who claimed to be their parents.

But now the illegal adults, guided by far left organizations, are being represented by D.C. and Philadelphia law firms. They are seeking $3 million for each adult and each child, for a total of $36 million.

These are just the first such lawsuits. They threaten more will follow. Though they claim to be suing the Trump administration, they are in fact, suing us…American taxpayers, already overburdened by $100’s of billions providing them benefits, medical care and educating their kids, according to this 2017 report by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). Scroll down to page 4 for a synopsis. Criminals among them are also clogging our court and penal systems.

President Trump opposes the catch-and-release policies at the border, which allow illegal aliens claiming asylum to be released into the U.S. pending a court date that results in many never being seen again.

“We’re going to no longer release. We’re going to catch; we’re not going to release. They’re going to stay with us until the deportation hearing or the asylum hearing takes place. So we’re not releasing them into the community,” President Trump recently stated.

A new Rasmussen Reports national survey finds that 59% of likely U.S. voters think border security is a vital national security interest for the United States.

According to a Gallup poll, more Americans are concerned about illegal immigration than other issues. The numbers spiked from 13% to 21% at the end of 2018.

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday, Feb. 12, shows that 50% of likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance.

Those numbers show American’s are paying attention. That’s why he draws crowds of thousands to his rallies.


AZ Republic’s desperation: Meds might help

February 12, 2019

As Republicans, it’s no secret we are in the crosshairs of the Hillary-endorsing, Trump-despising Arizona Republic newspaper. As conservatives and supporters of President Trump, the editorial content and columnists’ vile disgorge make it clear they wish we’d all take a hike from which we’d never return. In the end, it was the newspaper’s left-wing Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist Steve Benson who was recently given his walking papers, by parent Gannett Co. Inc. Benson was a victim of declining circulation, making him no longer affordable.

Gannett, which also publishes USA Today has been targeted for a buyout bid from a media group with a history of taking over struggling newspapers and slashing jobs, desperate actions the newspaper has already been engaging in as it tries to stay afloat.

Referring to the Arizona Republic as “struggling newspaper” is understatement. Monday’s edition is a case in point. With six pages, the Sports Section — which oddly includes obits — was the weightier portion of the entire anorexic edition. Two additional pages delivered syndicated comics, puzzles and movie listings. Three-and-a-half others touched on local and national news, radical opinions and nearly full-page local and national weather reports supplied through a paid service. USA Today, an insert originally intended to provide heft, was reduced to a single page. During campaign season, the editorial board of the newspaper, which originally debuted as The Arizona Republican, reliably endorses extreme leftists. There is no op-ed page featuring conservative writers. Its latest gambit is to veer remaining readers away from the more expensive, hard copy, home delivery. This desperate attempt is a recent example: “5 benefits of an azcentral.com digital subscription.”

The madness knows no bounds. Editorial page editor Phil Boas oversaw the relentless attacks that took 6-term elected Sheriff Joe Arpaio — his own father-in-law — out of office.

But, there is something new. Tucked in among arthritis clinics promising relief from joint, knee or back pain, multiple full page ads for hearing aids and a Snowbird Extravaganza aimed at the aging demographic that still read the leftward skew — are a new breed of ads. They promise renewed vitality. One, a half-pager minces no words, headlining, “Return of Youthful Sexual Feelings Delighting Couples of All Ages.” Another, in a pre-Valentine mode screams out in all caps, “SHOW YOUR SWEETHEART THAT YOU CARE.”

The failing newspaper might do well take its own advice and try some revitalizing meds. Another bit of advice: Stop insulting your few remaining readers by force feeding them the benefits of the illegal invasion on our southern border. It might make you feel good in the short term, but the lasting effects are the precursor to doom.


An insight: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez & Socialism

February 8, 2019

Since the June 26, primary election, when it became shockingly clear that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 28, soundly defeated longtime incumbent Democrat U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley in New York’s 14th House District,  Americans across the country have been inundated with the inanities uttered, and bizarre antics engaged in, by the full-of-herself, newly elected New York Congresswoman.

AOC is a former presidential campaign organizer for Bernie Sanders. Crowley 56, who had served in congress over two decades was seen as a possible replacement for Nancy Pelosi as the leader of the House Democrats — prior to the election returns coming in. He has not had a primary challenger since 2004, when Ocasio-Cortez was too young to vote. 

She prances and dances, as she spews her radical ideology and redistributionist ideas which many find atrocious, others foolishly amusing and still others grasping at them as if being thrown a life-jacket. The latter groups are the ones in dire need of education.

Knowledgeable people who are familiar with history and economics shudder at her notions of taxing the wealthiest Americans at a 70% marginal tax rate in order to fund her “Green New Deal.”

High earners are not the enemy. They are most frequently job creators who make the American Dream possible for other Americans. They are also who previous generations of Americans desired to emulate, not decimate.

Under AOC’s Green New Deal, every building in the nation would have to be rebuilt to comply with her radical climate change goals, which would include eliminating all air travel within the next ten years. Yes, you read that right! AOC has unilaterally deemed that the earth can only survive another dozen years without swift action.  When questioned about how to fund all of these projects, she shrugs and says, “We’ll print more money “

Ocasio-Cortez embraces the description of radicalism, wildly distorting it to fit her contrived image of herself:

“It only has ever been radicals that have changed this country,” she said. “Abraham Lincoln made the radical decision to sign the Emancipation Proclamation. Franklin Delano Roosevelt made the radical decision to embark on establishing programs like Social Security. If that’s what radical means, call me a radical.”

The best counter to Ocasio-Cortez and her ilk is fact-based truth.  Take time to read, “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fails miserably at dissociating her socialism from Venezuela’s,” by Monica Showalter and posted at American Thinker. You’ll be glad you did.  It’s a well-written exposé of the global failures of Socialism, always with the same abysmal results.