Robert Robb: Forgetful, schizophrenic or seeking job security?

February 3, 2016

Back in July 2012, Seeing Red AZ congratulated Arizona Republic columnist Robert Robb for what we termed “a masterful job of explaining the deception behind the ballot initiative” known as “Top Two Primary.” A link to his entire column is contained in our post “Top 2 Primary” exposed as anti-conservative ruse.

This wisdom was excerpted from his column:

“A little honesty and sobriety is in order about the top-two primary system initiative that apparently will be on the November ballot. The purpose of the initiative should be stated plainly and bluntly: It is to reduce the influence of conservative Republicans in Arizona. The rhetoric used to sell it will be more lofty. There will be a pretense of deploring extremism on both sides of the political divide. But what’s driving the initiative isn’t a concern that the Democrats who get elected in Arizona are too liberal. It’s a call-to-arms reaction to a bone-deep belief that the Republicans who run Arizona are too conservative.”

Regarding his assessment, we noted, “It’s not what you’d expect to see in the pages of the left-wing Arizona Republic, which has made pushing this agenda a unified effort engaged in by reporters, editorialists and columnists — who must receive marching orders pumped into their ears through nocturnal subliminal messaging between 2:00 and 4:00 a.m.”

The ballot farce allows all candidates — regardless of party affiliation or even opting out of identifying themselves — to compete against one another on the primary ballot, with the “top two” moving on to the General Election. The desire of the left leaning newspaper would be to have two Democrats rise to the top, restricting our ballot choices to liberal and liberal. In an outrageous  column by a now retired political reporter the deception was cunningly referred to as a “multipartisan  effort to counter Arizona party extremists.” Know this. At the Arizona Republic, leftists are never considered extreme.

Fast forward to 2016. What a difference four years make. The newspaper lingers in dire straits, suffering from subscription losses and declining ad revenues. Layoffs and buyouts have left the newsroom in the hands of ASU Cronkite slave labor students and a few remaining hard-core agenda pushers. Robert Robb wears a new title, Editorial Columnist, and now falls in line, with an editorial bearing this headline: Top-two primary would better fit political landscape, but probably not change much. This is the same Robert Robb who previously called out the election farce as “…another disappointing attempt to change election outcomes by changing the rules.”

Dissent is gone. Integrity is an abstract memory. The remaining employees march in lockstep. The anorexic Arizona Republic has pathetically been reduced to decimating entertainment, sports and dishonest drivel passing for news. Identical “reports” are often regurgitated in follow-up issues. Don’t let the charlatans deceive you.

The deceitful “Top Two” election manipulation has seen many incarnations, and like a vampire with a stake in its heart, keeps returning. Here are some of our previous posts:

March 26, 2010: Liberal Linda Valdez promotes guise for deceiving voters

Aug. 5, 2011: AZ leftwingers promote neutered political sham

Dec. 4, 2011: Valdez hopes to gut political parties, blur core lines

Feb. 15, 2012:  Daily’s promotion of political sham revs up

July 6, 2012: Dist. 28 (formerly 11) recertifies its RINO status Update: O’Connor responds

Aug. 7, 2012: “Top-2 Primary” initiative declared unconstitutional; off ballot

Aug. 18, 2012: AZ Supreme Ct. contortionists overturn lower court on “top 2”


AZ Republic’s tacky message to subscribers

February 2, 2016

The shiny white postcard arrived with a terse message oddly bunched in the upper left quadrant. Besides the stiff salutation addressing the recipient by first and last name, were four sentences and the closing, including a replicated signature.

On its reverse side the return address indicated The Arizona Republic as the sender, with the now ubiquitous azcentral.com logo on the next line. That’s the newspaper’s techie moniker letting readers know that the days of publishing a hard copy newspaper are closing in. The front page usually carries a vaguely proctological sounding “go deeper with digital” message.  The communiqué?

 “We want to let you know about a change to your subscription effective March 2016. There will be a change to our subscription cancellation policy. Refunds will only be made to positive account balances of $10 or more. We appreciate your loyalty and thank you for your subscription. 

Sincerely,

Barbara Smith, VP Customer Service” 

Barbara, Barbara, Barbara. How smart is this? We all know the newspaper is in the proverbial toilet. But to admit that so many subscribers are ditching its increasingly lightweight and leftwing content that you affix a monetary punishment as they exit, is not exactly an exhibition of business savvy. This reeks of larceny. There is no restocking fee, as if an electronic product is returned, requiring repackaging and a discounted price. What you are alerting the few remaining readers to is the fact that you intend to keep their money if they have the audacity to leave and still have a balance of…let‘s say, $9.52. That’s indefensible, Barbara.  It’s beyond cheesy. Rational subscribers are leaving because they are tired of being insulted by the editorial policy, reporting slant and the ASU sweatshop student reporting crew that replaced the reporters who took the early buy-out packages the newspaper offered to stay afloat.

So you intend to add further insult to that effrontery by clipping us as we take a hike? It sounds an awful lot like the antiquated concept of alimony — the old pay-up-for-walking-out proposition.

We‘ve never even held hands, Barbara. Don’t even think of grabbing any additional money.


By George! McCain & Hillary have a lot in common

February 1, 2016

Billionaire leftist George Soros is their common bond

McCain_lovingly_HillaryFor starters, we’ll remind readers of John McCain’s longtime close association with Hillary Clinton and his stated admiration of the devious snake-oil saleswoman. In 2013 he called her arock starhe could support for president in 2016. McCain referred to conservative Sens. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul as representing an obsolete “isolationist, America-Firsters” mindset element of the Republican Party for wanting to enforce our nation’s sovereign border. Republican pretender McCain even took potshots at America’s iconic President Ronald Reagan, sarcastically saying his presidency was “perfect, without ever a problem.”

In Jan. 2014, Seeing Red AZ posted John McCain cavorts with pal George $oros, exposing the deep ties McCain has cultivated with the extremist, America-hating, anti-capitalist. George_Soros_John_McCain

Discover the Networks.org Guide to the Political Left uses this page to direct its focus on multi-billionaire George Soros and the left-wing organizations he has long been instrumental in funding. Tucked in near the bottom of the lengthy list is an entity known as the Shadow Party which was principally conceived and organized by George Soros, Hillary Clinton and Harold McEwan Ickes — all identified with the far left element of the Democrat Party. Other key players included: Morton H. Halperin, Director of Soros’ Open Society Institute and John Podesta, Democrat strategist and former chief of staff for Bill Clinton.

Under the heading Follow the Money, John McCain’s involvement is revealed. Richard Poe, a New York Times-best selling author and award-winning journalist, writes “John McCain Gets Soros Cash.” Why would McCain be the willing recipient of money from Soros — who funded Barack Obama’s 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns?

We posted McCain joins Soros pushing “refugee” invasion, Nov. 2015 — filled with excellent links that further expose the man who is seeking a sixth, six-year senate term at age 80. The depth of McCain’s deception is mind-boggling.

Soros_and_HillaryThe Daily Caller reports Hillary Clinton is the beneficiary of a $6 million donation from Soros Sunday, in an attempt to save her on the eve of the Iowa caucus — and bringing his total haul to pro-Clinton groups to $8 million. The first paragraph of the report contains a stunning Hillaryism.

Conservative Human Events lists the Top 10 Reasons George Soros Is Dangerous.

If John McCain lived in Iowa, it’s not a leap to imagine he’d be caucusing for Hillary today. The duo are joined by Soros’ tainted and strings-attached generosity.   


Phx City Council meeting: Satanists to deliver prayer

January 30, 2016

Will Mayor Greg Stanton bow his PC head in reverence?

Political correctness is in full bloom in Phoenix. The blue city in a red state has struggled under liberal Democrat mayors since the embarrassing Phil Gordon held sway at City Hall from 2004  — until the equally left-wing Greg Stanton was elected in 2012.

Phoenix city government promotes the sham of non-partisan elections though it’s always been clear where political allegiances lie.

In typical liberal fashion, Stanton, who led the 2014 “gay pride” parade and officially recognized the Greater Phoenix Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, has now approved representatives of a local Satanic group delivering the invocation — previously known as the opening prayer — at the Council’s Feb. 17 meeting.

Read the Fox News coverage, which includes a reassuring claim from one of the Satanists who refused to disclose what the group was planning for the invocation, but said, “We don’t intend on doing anything offensive.”

By whose standards?


McCain, Flake and Obama’s judicial confirmations

January 23, 2016

Aided by Republicans, Obama is remaking the federal bench

While they thought you weren’t paying attention, Arizona’s slippery and lowest regarded U.S. Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake, were busying themselves on the banks of the Potomac with the confirmation of Obama’s liberal picks for federal judges.

On Jan. 11, the Arizona duo voted with the Democrats to confirm Luis Felipe Restrepo, of Pennsylvania as U.S. Circuit Judge for the Third Circuit. The Columbian-born Restrepo became a citizen in 1993. Obama is fast tracking the former ACLU prisoners’ rights lawyer up from a district court post to which he was confirmed in 2013.

Then on Jan. 19, Wilhelmina Marie Wright, was confirmed as U.S. District Judge for the District of Minnesota. Running for his sixth six-year term, candidate McCain who will be 80 by Election Day, shrewdly backed off of that confirmation, though Jeff Flake once again abandoned the Republicans to approve her nomination. The vote can be seen here. Wright’s confirmation brings the total of appellate judges appointed by Obama to 56.

In his Conservative Review commentary, Senior Editor Daniel Horowitz writes “Senate GOP Must Not Confirm Any More Obama Judges.”

“The notion that Republicans would vote to confirm more Obama judges defies logic on so many levels.  This is one of the few areas where they have no excuse or lack of power to actually use their control of the Senate for good purposes.  Moreover, by confirming more Obama judges, they will not only further exacerbate the growing judicial time bomb of anti-constitutional case-law, but will also prevent the next Republican president from filling those vacancies.” 

Horowitz‘ piece on Wilhelmina Marie Wright refers to her as the Property Rights are White and Racist’ Judge, explaining the derivation of the fitting title.

This history of Arizona’s Republican senators endorsing or confirming Democrats is a long and twisted one.

Ask yourself…if the Democrats controlled the senate, would they be voting to confirm conservative federal court nominees the way liberals get a pass from Republican senators? You know the answer.  It’s time to clean house…er…senate.


Shocking: Liberal PC politics imperil US citizens

January 21, 2016

Democrats play dangerous political games with national security

As Obama vows to accept 10,000 additional Syrian refugees this year, on Wednesday Senate Democrats —- by a vote of 55 to 43 —- rejected a bill to require vetting of Syrian and Iraqi refugees, an attempt to verify they posed no security risk before entering the US.

Obama threatened to veto the bill.

The American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act of 2015 or the American SAFE Act of 2015 should have passed with overwhelming support of both parties.


Phoenix ID scam includes ease in illegal voting

January 20, 2016

Last week the daily’s front page article went into frenzied overdrive as it pushed a costly and disastrous plan to grant ID cards to illegals in Phoenix.

Rife with incendiary language, the report claimed Republican legislators were attempting to “handcuff” a “grassroots effort” to extend identification cards to “city residents” — including, of course, illegal aliens. The alleged rationale behind this scheme is to allow freer access to banking services, provide the ability to report crimes, access city benefits and volunteer at their children’s schools.

Who knew residents needed ID to ride a city bus or be a home room mother in their child’s classroom?

Crime reporting is an old saw that is hauled out whenever the issue involves normalizing illegal invaders. Because they are here unlawfully, they allege they are less inclined to report crimes in their neighborhoods, fearing their own status will become an issue. Crime reporting does not require identification, as evidenced by the silent witness program — based on reporting anonymity — that has been an effective crime fighting tool used by law enforcement since 1979.

The baloney is too thick to cut with a sharp knife as the word “grassroots“ is sprinkled liberally throughout the news report giving the illusion that this is a all-encompassing, citizen based effort. It is not.  The issue is promoted by activists with an agenda.

The homosexual contingent is supportive, saying such a card would allow them to indicate the gender they prefer.

As expected, columnist EJ Montini backed up the report by declaring “Lawmakers launch attack on cities, immigrants.”

Like clockwork a few days following the initial report, a ‘My Turn’ column by Maricopa County District 5 Supervisor Steve Gallardo, the lone Democrat on the Board of Supervisors, appeared and the main thrust was revealed. Headlined, “Key solutions to increase voter turnout,” Gallardo advocates for expansion of identification that can be used at polling places.

Who’da guessed?


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