May 17, 2016: AZ Special Election results — updated automatically

May 17, 2016

Are Amendments to Arizona’s Constitution necessary?

Prop 123 The bogus free $3.5 billion giveaway “for the children” opposed by the current state treasurer, Jeff DeWit and three former state treasurers.

Prop. 124 an Amendment intended to reform the Public Safety retirement benefits.

Click HERE  for the continually updating election results —  courtesy of the AZ Secretary of State’s Office.


Anonymous campaign mudslinging hits new low in AZ Senate race

May 17, 2016

Signifies raw fear permeating  AZ U.S. Senate race

The slick, double-sided hit piece recently arrived in the mail. As campaign mailers go, it’s a costly full color, 8 1/2 x 11 flyer — that had fear written all over it.

Someone — or some PAC, working double time to conceal their true identity, with no “paid for by” tag on the flyer, went to the trouble of securing a Las Vegas mailing permit, while using a Phoenix P. O. Box number — making it impossible to fact check the wild assertions and contemptible conclusions.

If your message is one you’re proud to send, why obscure your identity?

Running against John McCain is not for the faint of heart.  Although his nearly daily mass emailings begging for donations bypass the Primary and pitch the fallacy that his challenge is from Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick in the General Election, Team McCain is worried that the 80-year-old senator running for another six-year-term, has worn out his welcome since first elected in 1982. That’s a long time to be colluding with the most liberal members of congress and lying to the folks back home who oppose the amnesty McCain‘s been peddling for years, beginning with his 2005 collusion with Ted Kennedy.

His surrogates and also-rans are keenly aware of the censures by elected state committeemen that clearly defined the Grand Canyon sized rift between the very senior senator and the conservative grassroots of the AZ GOP.

In this case, it’s obvious the message is intended to deceive. The putrid piece accuses former two-term state senator and physician Kelli Ward of “taking chances with our national security” claiming her “record on defeating Islamic terrorism is dangerous and weak.”

Going so far as to suggest that a principled and conservative state senator played a role in aiding and abetting “Islamic terrorism” would be laughable if not so egregious. Whoever put together the hit piece, is confusing Washington, D.C. with the state legislature on Washington Street.

Dr. Ward’s husband Colonel Michael Ward, has an impressive military bio, serving as the Arizona National Guard Flight Surgeon, deployed world-wide including voluntary tours to Kuwait, Iraq and Turkey. He is an emergency physician and President of Arizona’s Emergency Medicine Specialists. As parents of three children the Ward’s have worked to make their community, state and nation safer.

This is Dr. Kelli Ward. She has been endorsed by Mark Levin, nationally syndicated talk show host and editor-in-chief of Conservative Review. Breitbart News has given her glowing coverage. The influential Second Amendment group, Gun Owners of America, has endorsed her.

Whoever is behind the deplorable hit pieces needs to be exposed. Arizona voters deserve honesty not deception in this most crucial election.


Dr. Kelli Ward vs. McCain on life issues

May 15, 2016

Abortion is not an “unpleasant procedure,” for the baby, Sen. McCain. It’s death.

Nate Madden, writing for Conservative Review exposes John McCain’s squishy position on the fundamental matter of life in his commentary, “McCain Challenger Hits Back at Pro-Life Group for Endorsing Incumbent.”

Dr. Kelli Ward, a conservative former two-term state senator, mother and physician — who is adamantly pro-life — is challenging the decades-long incumbent McCain, running for another 6-year term at age 80. Ward rightly questions the National Right to Life endorsement given to McCain despite his dubious record.

In 2010 Seeing Red AZ posted, “McCain refuses to answer pro-life questionnaire.” In 2007, John McCain called for returning to a Republican Party Platform which did not include the pro-life plank.  

Listen closely as McCain, summoning up the weakest of adjectives to describe the gruesome death of a pre-born human baby, refers to abortion an “unpleasant procedure.”

 “But we all know, and it’s obvious, that if we repeal Roe v. Wade tomorrow, thousands of young American women will be performing illegal and dangerous operations. I want us to be a party of inclusion. I think that we can all be members of the Republican Party whether we are pro-choice or pro-life because we share the same goal, and that is the elimination of abortion, because it’s an unpleasant and terrible procedure. We think, I think, that we must go back to the Platform of 1980 and 1984 and we include people who have this specific disagreement who share our same goals.”

 Do these equivocating words sound like those of a candidate who is deserving of the National Right to Life endorsement? Give NRTL a call and ask them what they were thinking.

This is Dr. Kelli Ward. It’s time for a change. 

 


McCain embraces Obama’s scheme placing women in combat

May 13, 2016

After over three decades of McCain, vote Dr. Kelli Ward. Arizonans deserve a senator with integrity 

Daniel Horowitz writing for Conservative Review provides a disturbing insight into the mind of John McCain in his commentary, “McCain slips in provision to draft women in defense bill.” The report contains updates, with the promise of more to come as new information is made available.

McCain, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, is engaging in what is described as “social engineering,” placing women in special operations and direct combat under provisions outlined in the revised National Defense Authorization Act that requires young women to register for Selective Service.

Conservative Review’s Editor-in-Chief Mark Levin has unequivocally endorsed Dr. Kelli Ward, a former two-term state senator currently running for the U.S. Senate. Nate Madden’sMeet Kelli Ward, the anti-amnesty State Senator taking on John McCain in Arizona  provides an excellent introduction to the conservative physician, military wife and mother of three, who is well equipped to address the federal overreach, health care disaster, known as Obamacare.  

Listen to Kelli Ward’s interview here,  Read her impressive bio and scroll down for her video. Be sure to check out her issues pages. Then send her what you can. Kelli Ward is running a grassroots campaign. John McCain relies upon out-of-state PACs with unnamed donors and his lobbyist cronies who make donations/payments for the favors he continues to provide them.

After well over three decades in D.C., it’s past time for a change. Bring Johnny Mac home. At age 80, he’s arrogantly running for another six-year term. He needs a rest, and so do we. 


GOP hypocrisy as establishment withholds support from Trump

May 9, 2016

 Political pundits are quick to report that everyone from the wary Japanese ambassador to the U.S. and Mexico’s hostile president, have concerns about Donald Trump.  The two clenched-jawed former Republican presidents, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush, have no plans to endorse Trump. Amnesty pushing Jeb! —  the Bush establishment determiners had dubbed their successor, failed miserably in his effort to recapture the White House for the family. Now he sullenly joins his father and brother as never-Trumpers.  House Speaker Paul Ryan has stated he’s “just not ready” to back the presumptive GOP nominee, despite their scheduled meeting this week.

National Review magazine printed a cover story, “Conservatives against Trump,” in which authors, scholars, talk show hosts and others, rip Trump. The Hill has complied a lengthy list of belligerent Republicans also vowing never to back Donald Trump.

The business tycoon was not our first choice as we opted for Ted Cruz, but Cruz has dropped out as have 16 others who failed to garner support. Donald Trump is the sole Republican left standing — no small feat in such a sizable field.

Yet the GOP establishment continues to spew hypocrisy.  In 1996, the Bob Dole/Jack Kemp  ticket was a guaranteed  loser, but we were told we had to rally behind the standard bearers — regardless. The duo lost to Clinton /Gore. The scenario was repeated in 2008, when John McCain and Sarah Palin another substandard team were shoved down our throats and lost to Barack Obama and Joe Biden. The 2012 Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan ticket were also kicked to the political curb by Obama and Biden.

Grassroots conservatives who had trouble supporting each of the three tickets, were reprimanded for their reticence and told they needed to get on-board for the good of the nation, if not the party. 

Now the establishment elites in that very same Republican Party are engaging in sweeping  repudiations of Donald Trump after his grassroots triumphs — epic upsets — in state after state.

Here in Arizona, Trump carried 47.1% of the primary vote  to Ted Cruz’ 24.9% and Kasich’s 10.0%.   When John McCain ran for president,  he hung on to Arizona by a mere 8.5% margin of victory — in a clear sign of voter ire, which has only grown.

It’s time to remind these Republicrats that a vote against Donald Trump will be a vote for Hillary Clinton. If elected, her appointments to the Supreme Court will have devastating consequences for generations to come. It was Hillary, long before anyone had heard the name Barack Hussein Obama, who was working to push through a massive health care scheme during her husband’s administration. Bill Clinton appointed leftists Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer to the High Court. 

Donald Trump will be our Republican standard-bearer. The GOP syndicate needs to get used to that fact and take a good dose of the “support our nominee” prescription they peddled in 1996, 2008 and 2012. Trump has already evidenced stronger grassroots support than either Bob Dole, John McCain or Mitt Romney. Americans are fed up with the status quo. Donald Trump speaks to them as the regurgitated party hacks never could.


Still have questions about Prop. 123? Here’s clarity

May 7, 2016

VOTE NO ON PROP. 123:  There is no free money, but plenty of deception

Arizona treasurer Jeff DeWit, interviewed by Fox News’ John Hook on Newsmaker Sunday, brings a dose of reality to this hot topic.

Seeing Red AZ has previously written two posts on the topic:

Vote NO on deceptive Prop. 123

AZ School funding sham exposed: Vote NO on Prop. 123


McCain plays CYA: Tries blaming Trump in advance of his loss

May 6, 2016

McCain can blame his dubious reelection chances on Trump and angry Hispanics, but it’s the fed up GOP conservatives who are prepared to toss him to the curb

At a private fundraiser last month, John McCain warned attendees that Donald Trump as the GOP nominee could antagonize Latino voters in Arizona, making his reelection campaign “the race of my life.”

POLITICO reports that publicly, John McCain insists Donald Trump will have a negligible effect on his campaign for reelection. But behind closed doors at a fundraiser in Arizona last month, the Republican senator and two-time presidential hopeful offered a far more dire assessment to his supporters.

“If Donald Trump is at the top of the ticket, here in Arizona, with over 30 percent of the vote being the Hispanic vote, no doubt that this may be the race of my life,” McCain said, according to a recording of the event obtained by POLITICO. “If you listen or watch Hispanic media in the state and in the country, you will see that it is all anti-Trump. The Hispanic community is roused and angry in a way that I’ve never seen in 30 years, ” he said.

Once again McCain’s got it wrong. It’s not Hispanics who are aroused and angry.  It’s  conservative Republicans who are tired of being on the receiving end of McCain’s vengeful wrath as he colluded with liberals — including a top Obama donor — to oust longtime Party activists from their elected precinct committeemen posts. It’s conservative Republicans who resent having him target them for IRS scrutiny as he conspired with Democrats in the Obama administration and his leftist senate  colleagues. The embarrassment of statewide intra-party censures infuriated him.

McCain has forged deep inroads with the ambitious AZ GOP chairman, Robert Graham, whose loyalty extends to those he thinks can benefit him.  It’s one hand washing the other, but the water is murky and there is no soap strong enough to sanitize the fetid stench. 

Running for another 6-year term at age 80, is obscene, but nothing fazes McCain. That’s why he can lie about the border fence one day and the following day he and his underling Jeff Flake can cobbled together the Gang of Eight amnesty hacks and even endorse one of them, Marco Rubio, for president of the United States.

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