Step up and help elect Ken Bennett AZ Governor

June 13, 2018

Qualifying for Clean Elections funding is essential

Ken Bennett is running for Governor of Arizona and needs our help. He has a unique message, saying he believes honesty still matters. Bennett notes, “Obamacare is the biggest job killer and destroyer of small business in history. And the entire U.S. has it because of Gov. Ducey and Sen. McCain.”

It’s impossible to argue with Bennett’s conclusion, “We have been fighting for 10 years for the full repeal of Obamacare and electing members of congress and governors based on that campaign promise. (Gov. Ducey made that promise four years ago.)  During the Obama administration, congress wrote a great repeal bill and we watched the House vote on that bill every year but it either died in the Senate or was vetoed by Obama.  So we deliver the Senate, then we deliver President Trump who is waiting, pen in hand, to sign it, but it never reaches his desk because Gov. Ducey loves Obamacare and is telling his senators it must not be repealed.”

“Ducey will never support the full repeal of Obamacare because he is now sweeping the money into his bad plan for education. The latest Arizona budget just increased the Medicaid Expansion tax, so the federal matching amount also increases, to pay for “education funding.”  I call this the good old ‘robbing Peter to pay Paul’ accounting gimmick,” says fiscal watchdog Ken Bennett.

Bennett is clear, saying he wants to be the Governor of Arizona and restore the Republican principle of State independence from the Federal Government as defined in the 10th amendment of the U.S. Constitution which reads, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

Former Arizona Secretary of State and Senate President Ken Bennett has abundant credentials for the job. Equally important is the fact that he is not tied to the McCain syndicate and big spending lobbyists as Ducey is.

Ken Bennett is running as a Clean Elections candidate and is asking for help with $5.00 contributions  and up to $160 in seed money donations to qualify him for matching funds.

If you’re tired of establishment control of our state, conservative Ken Bennett is the man to elect. The Hillary Clinton-endorsing Arizona Republic has repeatedly and insultingly called on him to get out of the race. Doug Ducey, like John McCain and Jeff Flake are the brand of Republicrats the liberal newspaper can tolerate.

Ken Bennett has incurred its wrath.  That speaks volumes.

This post,Bennett’s in the race: AZ Gov. Doug McDucey should be nervous,” provides background. We also made this bold prediction:Ken Bennett can and will be AZ’s next governor.”  He was able to collect his needed statewide nominating petition signatures in record time, including a 26% additional cushion to impede Ducey campaign challenges. 

Now it’s up to you.

Your help is needed for this to become a reality.

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Pres. Trump boldly goes where no one has gone before

June 12, 2018

President Trump, renown for his book,”The Art of the Deal,” shapes historic diplomacy

Watching the events of the first ever meeting of a U.S. President and a North Korean leader unfold at the Singapore Summit, we are reminded that our “unconventional” president Is an innovator, willing to challenge the status quo to make progress. After eight years of Barack Obama bypassing congress to unilaterally enact new laws (video) despite acknowledging he couldn’t, and dilapidated, scandal-plagued Hillary offering more of the same, Americans gave the boot to rehashed politicians and elected businessman Donald Trump. The liberals never saw it coming, (video) but those of us who attended his rallies were not surprised.

A new website, ‘Promises Kept,” detailing President Trump’s accomplishments has recently been launched.

Each topic includes a wealth of accomplishments Republicans can point to with pride. This is what we voted for. Thank God we did. As the president attempts to engage in historic negotiations with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, pause and consider what the alternative could have been.

Visit the site. Donald Trump’s presidency has set the course of a remarkable mission and we have every reason to be proud of our votes.


Consultant Sean Noble drops the ball on Seth Leibsohn & update

June 11, 2018

Years ago there was an award winning Broadway musical, later made into a movie and adapted more recently into a television production. “The Music Man” featured a con man posing as a noble boy’s band director, selling the naive townsfolk instruments and uniforms to keep the boys out of “trouble right here in River City,” by involving them in a marching band. The boys’ parents finally caught on to the fact they were being scammed.

Political insiders are abuzz that a similar con is taking place in AZ CD 9. Instead of band uniforms, trombones, and Professor Harold Hill, there is a hapless congressional candidate, Seth Leibsohn, who was sold a bill of goods by political operative / consultant Sean Noble.

Andrew McCarthy, writing for National Review begins his enthusiastic endorsement with, “Arizonans should send Leibsohn to the House of Representatives.”

The problem for Leibsohn, formerly an associate of Bill Bennett and most recently co-host of the “Seth and Chris”afternoon drive-time radio talk show, is Arizona voters won’t get the chance.  His good friend, frequent radio guest and campaign consultant, Sean Noble, has fallen down on the job of ensuring the collection of the proper number of nominating petition signatures to place Leibsohn on the ballot.  No kidding. Leibsohn didn’t qualify.

This is far worse than being swindled for uniforms and instruments for a non-existent band. This is an actual congressional district race, in need of a viable Republican candidate. The less than noble Noble not only fell down on this preliminary campaign duty, he is virtually hand-delivering the congressional seat to uber-liberal Democrat Greg Stanton, the well-funded, union-connected, former Phoenix Mayor. When Stanton was elected in Nov. 2011, he received a joint congratulatory call by none other than Barack Obama and then-Homeland Insecurity Chieftain Janet Napolitano, previously Arizona’s nightmare governor.

Chris Buskirk has been co-hosting with McCain ally and all-around slickster Robert Graham since Seth Leibsohn’s campaign related departure. Now that his pursuit has been deep-sixed, will Seth return to the airwaves? Graham is a frequent no-show.

We hear a lawsuit is in the works. Leibsohn is a lawyer, but won’t have a fool for a client. 

“Oh,Yes. We got trouble,” right here in Arizona, with a capital “T” that rhymes with “D” and that stands for…

The 9th Congressional District candidate’s financial well being as of the March 31 filing could provide an explanation.

Liberal Greg Stanton raised $1,106,184, spent $223,767, and had $882,418 cash on hand. As usual, he’s funded by left-wing unions.

During that same filing period, Seth Leibsohn raised $129,007, spent $70,583, and had $58,424 left in the political kitty.

Steve Ferrara, MD, a political newcomer confidently identifies himself as a conservative Republican on his website, and is showing much better fund raising ability and money management skills than Leibsohn. Dr. Ferrara, a military veteran and medical doctor with a compelling personal story, raised $724,144, spent $196,203 and sits on a healthy start of $527,941 cash on hand, entering the next filing period where the expensive advertising wars heat up. He’ll still need donations to buy costly air time.

The Center for Responsive Politics bases its numbers on Federal Election Commission data available electronically on June 11, 2018.

 


Ann Coulter explains amnesty end game to Koch Bros.

June 10, 2018

Soon to retire, House Speaker Paul Ryan’s amnesty deceit defies logic

Conservative syndicated columnist and lawyer Ann Coulter is right on target again as she takes on the big money funding amnesty for illegals.  During an interview with Fox Business’s ‘Lou Dobbs Tonight,’ Coulter told the Koch brothers “good luck” with an amnesty, noting that mass immigration has slowly handed over electoral dominance to Democrats as foreign-born voters are vastly more supportive of liberals than conservatives.

Breitbart carries the interview and report, which includes this Coulter quote:

“I’m apparently going to have to spend my entire adult life fighting amnesty. Why is this the one bill that comes up every term of Congress. How many different ways can the American people say they don’t want it. This is for the donors. They want their cheap labor. And since I suspect — I mean, I know, blue collar workers and the working class don’t want it and I think more of your viewers are probably those Chamber of Commerce types.

Good luck to you Koch brothers under a government run by Nancy Pelosi. Because that’s what you’re getting if you keep bringing in cheap labor that votes against you 70 to 30.”

On his way out the political door, and despite assurances he would not do so, deceptive House Speaker Paul Ryan is preparing to serve up another rehashed platter of putrid amnesty as a parting shot at American workers and contemptibly timed to negatively impact Republicans in the midterm elections. Trying to figure out what drives Ryan is a fool’s errand, since his actions defy logic.


Infantile Jeff Flake subject of ADI cartoon

June 10, 2018

Once again SRAZ sends a “thank you” to the Arizona Daily Independent newspaper (ADI) for providing a humorous take on our recent post, “Jeff Flake: Ego-driven, delusional, loses grip on reality.”

ADI’s Sunday Comic depicts Flake as an infant in need of adult supervision, with a link to our post.


Irrelevant AZ senators rate headline for G-7 Trump bashing

June 9, 2018

 Nonentities John McCain and Jeff Flake serve as useful idiots to leftist Arizona Republic

This reckless coverage attempting to undermine the President of the United States as he meets with G-7 leaders on the World Stage, is — unfortunately for all Americans who reap the rotten harvest  — typical of the Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic newspaper.

Insults are one thing.  Acting to destabilize President Donald Trump is unconscionable. Trump has shown himself to be an effective leader, even engaging North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un to the negotiation table, an unheard of event in over 70 years. The country was partitioned in 1945.

Arizona has zero representation in the U.S. Senate. John McCain, reported to be planning his own funeral, hasn’t been seen in D.C. in nearly a year except for this diabolically rehearsed drama. Jeff Flake suspended his reelection campaign due to his embarrassing low 18 approval ratings. Yet these two irrelevants rate the headline?

Something is very wrong with this picture.


Charles Krauthammer’s unexpected farewell

June 9, 2018

Many of us know Charles Krauthammer as a Fox News contributor, who possesses a wry wit and intellectually probing mind.  He’s also a Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist. But to many, his shining moment came with the publication of his memoir, “Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics.”

In that bio intertwined with a collection of essays we learned about the youthful Democrat, turned mature Republican, born in New York and raised in Montreal, in a French speaking family. While in his first year studying at Harvard Medical School, he was permanently paralyzed from the neck down in a diving accident that severed his spinal cord, He resolutely continued his studies while hospitalized for over a year, ultimately graduating as a psychiatrist.

The book, which sold more than a million copies, was on The New York Times Nonfiction Bestseller list for 38 weeks, placing at Number 1 on the list for four weeks in January 2014.

If we weren’t fans watching him on Fox, particularly interacting with Bret Baier on “Special Report,” the book sealed the deal. It was difficult not to notice his absence from the news panels. Yesterday we found out more than we wanted to hear about his whereabouts. Krauthammer has been seriously ill, and in fact, is dying of a now rapidly spreading malignancy, that was regarded as successfully removed and treated until recently.

In his classic style, he sent this letter out to his colleagues; friends and viewers, stating that his doctors have given him only a few weeks left to live. ”This is the final verdict,” he says.  “My fight is over.”

Bret Baier honors Dr. Charles Krauthammer, his friend and associate, here,

He’s already missed.