AZ Conservatives launch “Never McCain” campaign

September 22, 2016

Check back for additional briefings. They will be posted on this page.

Rob Haney, twice elected Maricopa County Republican chairman, takes to the mic as spokesman for the “ Never McCain” campaign. Inspired to action by Jeff Flake and other “Never Trumpers,” Haney is committed to doing a series of informative briefings, laying bare the deceitful record of John McCain. The “Never Trumpers” would prefer Democrat Hillary Clinton in the White House to Republican Donald Trump — whom they despise — even with the knowledge that a third Obama term, led by Clinton would, in all likelihood, finalize the loss of America as founded.

On the other hand, a successful “Never McCain” campaign, removing a Republican who acts as a Democrat, will serve to remind Republicans that the support of the grassroots requires that they oppose, rather than collude with, liberals.

Conservative Rob Haney won the Maricopa County chairmanship overwhelmingly 1,281 to 575 despite massive efforts by McCain operatives to defeat him. Maricopa County is the most populous county in the state of Arizona, and the fourth-most populous county in the United States, with 2,375,787 registered voters. The fourteen other Arizona counties combined have a total potential voting base of 1,438,075.

Conservative team efforts will concentrate on removing John McCain, betrayer of Republican Platform principles in the U.S. Senate.

There will be a series of briefings during the remainder of the campaign. We will post them here.  Bookmark this “Never McCain Campaign” post. The latest briefings will appear in order.

Second Briefing: McCain NOT Pro-Life

Third Briefing: McCain Not Pro-Life II

Fourth Briefing: McCain’s voting record


“Coordinated” attacks: Don’t call them terrorism

September 19, 2016

Despite increased evidence of terrorism, political correctness still reigns supreme

Over the weekend mayhem erupted in several unrelated locations. A bomb placed in a construction dumpster in New York City’s Chelsea district Saturday night injured 29 people, blowing out windows and causing numerous evacuations of nearby buildings. Though NYC’s leftist Mayor Bill de Blasio conceded the explosion was an “intentional act,’’ he waffled on any connection to terrorism until his appearance this morning on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”  It’s certainly leaning more in the direction that this was a specific act of terror.

“A specific act of terror?”

Three hours after the blast, a second device was found four blocks away, a pressure cooker that investigators also identified as a bomb. Pressure cookers were used by the Boston Marathon bombers, killing three people and injuring at least 264 others — many seriously — on April 15, 2013. A pressure cooker device was also used in a failed jihadist plot to attack New York’s Times Square in 2010.

Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, a naturalized citizen from Afghanistan, sought in connection with this NYC bombing is thought to be part of a terror cell. He was captured this morning following a shootout with police, after being identified by his cell phone left at the at the site of the unexploded pressure cooker.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo noted that the explosion hadn’t been linked to an international terrorist group, but rightly concluded, “A bomb going off is generically a terrorist activity.” Cuomo missed the point that terrorism doesn’t have to  have international roots. Homegrown terrorism is a reality.

Barack Obama, who referred to the Fort Hood massacre as “workplace violence,” has remained mute. In 2010, Nidal Hasan, a devout Muslim U.S. Army major and psychiatrist, slaughtered 14 people (one an unborn child) and wounded 30 on the Texas Army base, as he shouted “Allahu Akhbar!” (Allah is greater!)

For unadulterated foolishness, this takes the cake:  Saturday evening police responded to calls of multiple shootings and stabbing victims inside s mega-complex shopping mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota. This BNO news coverage should be in the running for the Politically Correct Award of the Year for reporting, “It was not immediately clear whether the stabbings were linked to terrorism.”  This followed St. Cloud Police Chief Blair Anderson saying, “The individual made some references to Allah and we have confirmed that he asked at least one person if they were Muslim before he assaulted them.”

An explosion shook the Elizabeth, New Jersey train station early Monday, where local and federal authorities were investigating a suspicious package. The blast went off as a bomb robot was examining a device inside a backpack under the train tracks around 12:40 a.m. Information was still sketchy in this NJ.com 1:20 AM report.

Micah Halpern, writing for the Observer cogently sums the reluctance to call terrorism by its rightful name in this commentary, “Explosive Language: Call the New York Bombing Terrorism Already.

Along with calling terrorism by its rightful name, we finally need to shut down immigration from terror sponsoring nations. Obama is flooding the U.S. with hundred of thousands of unable to be vetted “refugees,“ and Hillary Clinton has pledged to continue this self destructive lunacy.

Political correctness be damned.

 


State and Maricopa County 2016 GOP slate

September 18, 2016

You might have noticed, as we did, that the federal offices are omitted from this list. We’ve concluded that the congressional districts currently held by Republicans are considered safe and having an image of John McCain atop the GOP Slate would be a bridge too far for over 235,000 Arizonans who cast their ballots for his conservative challenger Dr. Kelli Ward in the U.S. Senate primary — as deep-pocketed Team McCain used raw deception to attack and marginalize her.

We encourage you to vote for this Republican slate in the state and Maricopa County General elections, as well as the conservative Republicans in your local legislative districts. (Find your district easily with this link.)

It matters. 

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Joe Arpaio targeted by leftist open borders billionaire Soros

September 15, 2016

Radical open borders supporter George Soros funds McCain and Hillary

The Drudge Report links to a 3 TV story detailing the latest low point in Arizona politics.  Just when conservatives think it’s impossible for the establishment to sink to a deeper nadir, we are reminded that John McCain still lurks in the seamiest depths of the political realm. Case in point, the entry of McCain and Hillary backer — multi-billionaire tycoon George Soros. The radical leftist now has Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in his sights as he funds problem plagued challenger, Democrat Paul Penzone. This is Penzone’s second attempt to bring down the popular Arpaio. In the recent Primary Election, Joe Arpaio was met with a repeat challenger and party switching Democrat Dan Saban, who fared badly as a faux Republican, carrying only 26.88 % of the vote to Arpaio’s 65.40%. There were two other also-rans in the race. In the August Primary, the Democrat Party backed Penzone’s opponent.

Soros’ entry into the Maricopa County Sheriff’s race is by no means a stand alone aberration. His Safety and Justice national PAC is a syndicate with long tentacles reaching into law enforcement races in various states, including Illinois, Florida, New Mexico and Texas. He is even funding the expansion of Europe’s “refugee” crisis, declaringnational borders are the obstacle.”

Like his associates and benefactors of his largess John McCain and Hillary Clinton, Soros is an open borders agent, who refers to illegal aliens as migrants. That’s why they get his money and Sheriff Joe Arpaio receives his wrath. John McCain has called his friend Hillarya rock star.”

The name of the game these days is to run high dollar vicious ad campaigns with innocuous sounding names. Grassroots Arizona, based in the DC environs, and which has nothing to do with either grassroots GOP activists or Arizona, was the vehicle used to drag John McCain across the primary finish line by ludicrously accusing challenger Dr. Kelli Ward of risking our national security and having a weak record on defeating Islamic terrorism. It mattered not that Ward, a family practice physician, and former two term state senator was not in a position to vote on matters of national security in the state legislature. She is also a military wife whose husband Col. Michael Ward has served voluntary tours in Kuwait, Iraq and Turkey. He is the Arizona National Guard State Air Surgeon.

Another PAC carrying the vaguely Socialist sounding moniker of Citizens for a Working America, mailed out oversize, full-color and high quality glossy stock fliers encouraging votes for the “real conservative, grassroots slate” of Precinct Committeemen, in an attempt to oust the actual conservatives in precincts statewide. The method was overfilling the allotted positions with McCain cohorts. What’s the point you ask?  

Precinct Committeemen elections are crucial since it is the elected committeemen who elect the intra-party leadership. Having conservatives in these posts hinders the efforts to have compliant stooges voted in to do the biding of the Republicrat honchos, who invariably push for amnesty immediately after they are reelected — though they campaign as committed agents of border security. Retired Sen. Jon Kyl, now a DC lobbyist, engaged in these same deceptive practices in 2012, sending out postcards with his grinning mug on them, as he undercut hardworking conservative PCs.

It’s doubtful the AZ GOP establishment controlled by McCain ally Robert Graham will throw Sheriff Arpaio a lifeline against the liberal Democrat. Let’s be sure we do. Think of your vote as a life jacket. Encourage your friends and neighbors to vote for this good man who has spent his career protecting the citizenry both locally as sheriff and globally with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.


Sonora Del Norte bears the Mark of McCain

August 31, 2016

National Review Online wasted no time in sending this bizarre Post-Primary Valentine to John McCain.

Alexis Levinson, no doubt with a substantial dose of No Doz, posted an article at 4:00 am and quoted GOPe Maven Charlie Black, “John [is] the best campaigner in the state and he could raise unlimited money if he needed to.” Black’s rosy assessment may bring the reflexive nods of the Washington insiders and Establishment types, but Arizonans know better.

First, McCain could NOT raise unlimited funds for the 2016 GOP Primary. The only way he came up with $30 Million to defeat JD Hayworth in 2010 was to take advantage of a campaign finance “loophole,” and raid the Taxpayer Matching Funds in the 2008 Presidential Campaign Fund. The irony of the one-time Champion of Campaign Finance Reform (“This money corrupts us all,” he said in 2000), exploiting a technicality to tap into the treasure of government subsidized largesse demonstrates the cockroach-like survival skills of Arizona’s senior senator.  McCain, devoid of principle, has a pathological need to remain in power. Still, he raised what was needed to run another TV campaign this time around.

Secondly, “Geriatric John” is NOT the “best campaigner in the state.” That distinction belongs to yesterday’s second place finisher, Dr. Kelli Ward. Though she was unable to raise the funds needed to win; she carried some of the rural counties and finished with a higher percentage of the vote against McCain than Hayworth did in 2010. Moreover, she did it with a pair of “McSpoilers” on the ballot. As noted here before, Alex Meluskey deserves no accolades for his late withdrawal; in fact, he suspended his campaign only after the ballots were printed — guaranteeing his presence would do the desired damage to Ward’s viable challenge.

And, what to make of “Van the Radio Man,” Clair Van Steenwyk? As in sitcom plots of old, it appears that “Van” picks up a radio signal through previous dental work — but unlike those black-and-white screenplays, only Van hears the message, and it always tells him: “Run…Run…RUN!!!” This year, he outdid himself, making the senate ballot, while simultaneously challenging Rep. Trent Franks for congress. Such feverish activity must make 2010 “McSpolier” Jimmie Lee Deakin scratch his balding pate in confusion. If Deakin had only petitioned a run for Congress as well as the Senate, maybe “McFunds” could not only have helped pay the mortgage on his foreclosed residence, but finance a Pinetop vacation home as well.

Now, the Legislature must pass a “Van Steenwyk Law,” spelling out in no uncertain terms that candidates can only run for a single office at a time. Of course, if it does so and Gov. Ducey  signs it, don’t look for the Secretary of State to enforce it. Michele ( I am in no way like Ronald) Reagan has ridden her maiden name to electoral success for over a decade. Unfortunately, her victories at the ballot box have not enhanced her humility. In fact, she has developed an arrogant disdain for the voters that mirrors the mindset of Arizona’s two U.S. Senators. Perhaps that’s why she engaged in such transparent aid to the McMachine, announcing that her office would NOT enforce the anti-ballot harvesting law now on the books in Arizona, opening the door to a ballot harvesting operation employed by Team McCain Tuesday.

That non-enforcement stance was also assumed by Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell — but unlike Reagan, Purcell’s name was on the ballot yesterday — and she paid the price for her declared adherence to laxity.  Her challenger Aaron Flannery prevailed. Accuracy compels us to note that it was not only Purcell’s non-enforcement, but her clueless approach to the earlier Presidential Primary that had voters waiting in mile-long lines, that ensured her political demise. Purcell stayed too long, but in a sense, you can’t blame her. After all, McCain wore out his welcome long ago, but still prevailed yesterday for the reasons outlined above.

One of the few bright spots yesterday was the convincing Primary victory of Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Neither the McMachine, nor The Arizona Repugnant, nor the Obama Justice Department could pry loose the allegiance Maricopa County voters have for “America’s Toughest Sheriff.”

The same Democrats who reverently and repeatedly mentioned McCain’s name during their National Convention will take a more conventional approach and spend big to put an actual registered Democrat in the senate instead of an inconsistent one. Conservatives should display the same interest in the outcome of the November senate race that McCain has shown them for all these long years: NONE.

Unfortunately, the AZ GOP remains the “McMachine.”  It may take a Democrat senate win to start the process of real reform. That and a credible challenge to smirking Sen. Jeff Flake as well as problematic Secretary of State Michele Reagan in 2018.

Otherwise, National Review Online will one day write of a name change in these parts. A future Arizona will one day be known as “Sonora Del Norte,” courtesy of the “Mark of McCain.”


Republicans and illegal aliens: A no-win proposition

August 27, 2016

John McCain and Jeff Flake cited as relentless amnesty purveyors

Factoring in “both illegal immigration and legal immigration, the Republican Party is literally bringing in the very people by the millions who will ensure that there is never another conservative President. Has there ever been another political party that has systematically and intentionally destroyed itself the way the Republican Party is doing on amnesty?”

John Hawkins, writing one of his two weekly columns for Townhall, poses that weighty question and others in his latest column, 5 Questions Pro-Amnesty Republicans Never Seem To Answer.” We often hear the words, “It’s a must read.” This column definitely is.

Hawkins calls out John McCain as the “face of amnesty” in the Republican Party, pointing  out he only received 31% of the Hispanic vote during his failed presidential bid. There is no corollary between any Republican promoting amnesty and winning the vote that is deeply embedded with the Democrats. Arizona’s junior senator,Jeff Flake is also mentioned  as an amnesty colluder.  Both McCain and Flake were momentary pre-election border hardliners, only to conspire with RINOs and the most liberal senate Democrats on the Gang of Eight amnesty forgiveness legislation within nanoseconds after the ballots were counted. Hawkins points out that “large amounts of cash” flowing into campaign coffers from the cheap labor profiteers in the business establishment is the driving force.

In 2013 Ann Coulter wrote this commentary, “Hispanicked GOP Elite: They’ll Respect Us In the Morning, facetiously stating, “Don’t anyone tell Marco Rubio, John McCain or Jeff Flake that nearly 80 percent of Hindus voted for Obama, or who knows what they’ll come up with.”

Coulter states, “I understand the interest of business lobbies in getting cheap, unskilled labor through amnesty, but why do Republican officeholders want to create up to 20 million more Democratic voters, especially if it involves flouting the law? Are the campaign donations from the soulless rich more important than actual voters?”

“Without citing any evidence, the Rubio Republicans simply assert that granting 12 million to 20 million illegal aliens amnesty will make Hispanics warm to the GOP.” Coulter correctly notes, “Yes, that’s worked like a charm since Reagan signed an amnesty bill in 1986!”

Dr. Kelli Ward, a physician and former two term (two years each) state senator challenging John McCain unequivocally states, we must have a secure border. Ward says, she‘ll “mix the mortar to seal the border.” We believe her! Tuesday is Election Day. It’s time for a change from the decades long McStatus quo. Check out Kelli Ward’s bio and watch the video linked under her name. 


Best indicator of McCain’s election fears? Continual phone surveys

August 26, 2016

In these final days leading up to the Aug. 30 Primary Election, telephone surveys are coming at breakneck speed. Each day this past week at least two calls have been received by many registered Republicans asking if the recipient plans to vote and what the likelihood is. The choices were “Certain to vote,” Maybe” or “Not planning to vote.” The next question, the causal connection,  relates to the U.S. Senate race here in Arizona. The inquiry begins with “Sen. John McCain” and then asks about “Kelli Ward,” omitting her title. She is a physician — a position that requires years of post graduate education.

The requirements for being a senator are far less rigorous —  be at least 30-years old, live in the state you want to represent and U.S. citizenship for a minimum of nine years.  Based on the wording of what is described as a “brief survey” it’s not outside of the realm of reasonableness to assume the polling is being conducted by the worried McCain campaign.

A separate sampling asked about the Corporation Commission race. The lead-in gave the names of the candidates and asked which of those running the voter would be casting their ballot for. 

It was the follow-up that was the attention grabber reeking of Big Brotherism. “Do you favor the Corporation Commission candidates who run using ‘dark money’ or would you prefer to see them appointed?”

The inference is that all of the candidates are running under a nefarious scheme rather than on in an open election, and that having them appointed rather than elected to those important utility  regulatory posts would ensure quality commissioners. No word on who the mysterious appointing body would be, but most of us would rather hang on to our votes than turn them over to those who think they know better than we do what we want.

Guard your vote and use it to elect conservative Dr. Kelli Ward to the U.S. Senate. At age 80, Republicrat John McCain is arrogantly running for a  sixth six-year termArizonans deserve much better.