Archives for May 2010

Stand with Arizona – Where was John McCain?

The Arizona Tea Party Movement just released the following video:

McCain makes time for Town Hall in Mesa but not to debate JD Hayworth

A m e r i c a n  P o s t – G a z e t t e

Distributed by C O M M O N  S E N S E , in Arizona

Monday, May 31, 2010

John McCain has all the time in the world to put on Town Halls in Arizona, but for some reason is not available to debate JD Hayworth. He put on a Town Hall this past weekend in Fountain Hills. This Friday, June 4th, he’s putting on a Town Hall in Mesa at 11am at the Mesa High School auditorium.

It has been 95 days since Hayworth asked McCain to debate. There are less than two months left until early ballots are mailed out. What is McCain hiding? He had no problem debating Obama. Why not Hayworth?

It is because McCain doesn’t want the truth to come out. He is not a conservative, he only plays one on TV and during election years. He has been attacking Hayworth for being a big pork spender, and doesn’t want Hayworth to be able to respond and prove to everyone that McCain is lying. Hayworth has a 98% lifetime rating from the American Conservative Union over his 12 years in Congress – impossible to get if you’re really a big porker. McCain has an 81% lifetime rating, which sunk to a low of 63% in 2008 when he voted for and even proposed some of the billion dollar pork TARP bailouts. Hayworth merely voted for a couple of transportation and border security bills in the past where other members of Congress had tacked on pork – now McCain is trying to falsely use that to tarnish Hayworth.

McCain won’t debate Hayworth because he’s too busy debating himself with his flip-flopping back to the right this year. We urge our readers to show up at the Mesa Town Hall on Friday and ask him the tough questions he should be asked in a debate – like why he voted for the billion dollar pork bailouts, and why he keeps flip-flopping on border security.

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Unfit for Public Office?

On Friday, May 21st, two Democrats hosted a film documentary on Senator Barry Goldwater by his grand-daughter. Current State Representative Nancy Young Wright and Senatorial candidate Cheryl Cage neither spoke at the event nor identified themselves as progressive-socialist Democrats. Both attempted to engage attendees in conversation after the film.

To the surprise and chagrin of Wright and Cage, two Republican candidates attended the event: candidate for State Representative Terri Proud and candidate for State Treasurer Barbara Leff. The SaddleBrooke Republican Club asked both candidates to comment on the bizarre behavior of Nancy Young Wright and Cheryl Cage.

 In part, Terri Proud stated, “. . . we must never lose our vigilance and get distracted by liberals or moderates who dress up in conservative values and sound bites . . . Nancy Young Wright and Cheryl Cage, both very liberal Democrats running for State office, held an event where they brought the grand-daughter of Barry Goldwater to show how conservative they are, in an attempt to appeal to a demographic they have both scorned before . . .”

 “Barry Goldwater left a legacy of true conservatism of limited government, lower taxation, and individual rights in which Nancy Young Wright and Cheryl Cage both oppose as outspoken supporters of Obama and Giffords. We must watch to make sure that those people we vote into office actually believe in his legacy as opposed to just using the sound bites and trading in on his good name.”

 Barbara Leff commented, “I thought it was odd that two Democrats, who did not live in SaddleBrooke, put on an event and did not advertise it as a Democrat event. I spoke to several attendees, telling them I was visiting SaddleBrooke, and wondered who was sponsoring the event. They all said Nancy Young Wright and Cheryl Cage. . .”

“It seemed that Nancy and Cheryl were trying to position themselves as moderates, hoping to attract a variety of people to their event by using Goldwater . . . Not mentioning that they were the Democratic candidates seemed less than honest . . . Nancy and Cheryl were not happy to see Terri [Proud] there. It was fun to see Cheryl’s face when Terri introduced herself . . . Next time they should just be honest and call it a Democrat event   . . .”

Let’s see. President Obama campaigned in Virginia, New Jersey and Massachusetts and lost two governorships and one Senate seat.

 Seeing the proverbial handwriting on the wall with adverse poll results and angry constituents, at least four Democrat Senators and ten Democrat Representatives have announced they are not running for office in the next election.

 Now we have the likes of Nancy Young Wright and Cheryl Cage slinking in a darkened room showing a Goldwater documentary, not acknowledging their affiliation with the Democratic Party and attempting to convince attendees they are something they are not by name association. Their behavior can only be described as disingenuous and deceptive.

GOP Leadership Races Loom Large In 2010 Primaries

While GOP legislative leadership positions will not be elected until November, several primaries are already over as candidates are running unopposed in many districts, so campaigning has already begun for leadership positions in the 50th Legislature.  Here is a quick look at ongoing and potential matchups.


The main theme here is turnover.  Due to resignations and term limits, 10 of the original 18 Republican Senators are not returning to the body.

PRESIDENT – Sen. Russell Pearce will be running, as will Sen. Steve Pierce.  Also sounding out legislators about support is current Rep. Steve Yarbrough who is running for the Senate.  It is unlikely that Yarbrough will win, after all he will be a freshman in the Senate and moving directly into the office of the President would be most unusual.  Former House Speaker Jim Weiers attempted that move and failed, and he failed while he was the powerful Speaker of the House.  Additionally, would the entire Senate want to be stuck behind a President with eight years of service left?  It would tell the entire body that they will never be President.  That means its Pearce versus Pierce, and while the initial advantage goes to Pearce, several right versus left primaries will need to be resolved before either can claim victory.

MAJORITY LEADER/MAJORITY WHIP – These two fields have yet to solidify, but Capitol observers expect to see Senators Frank Antenori, Al Melvin, and possibly Sylvia Allen to run for one position or the other.  Allen has a tough primary in front of her with Rep. Bill Konopnicki, but could be in a very strong position if she prevails.  Antenori would be an energetic leader while Melvin is able to work well with caucus members across the ideological spectrum, an important characteristic that pretty much rules out Senator Ron Gould (we’re kidding here, mostly, as Gould as not actually been mentioned for any leadership race.)



14 of the original 35 Republican House members will not be returning, yet at least one of the races will feature familiar faces.

SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE – A rematch of the 2008 race between former Speaker Jim Weiers and current Speaker Kirk Adams is on tap.  The 2008 race was close, and the outcome of this race will likely be determined on August 24th when the primaries are settled.

MAJORITY LEADER – Right now, its Rep. Andy Tobin’s job to lose, although Rep. Laurin Hendrix could be a real challenge if he is re-elected out of a crowded primary field that also includes former State Rep. Eddie Farnsworth.

MAJORITY WHIP – Representatives Russ Jones, Debbie Lesko, and Steve Montenegro are the three names being bandied about most at this time.  Each would bring an element of diversity to the leadership team, and none can really claim a lead at this time.  Each has a general election contest (Lesko also faces a primary) that they would be small favorites to win, so if you have to bet, put your money on Montenegro.  He has benefited from a large amount of national media exposure resulting from his transparency bill, the ban on race-based preferences (co-authored with Sen. Pearce) that will be on November’s ballot, and SB1070.  So he is a proven commodity in terms of dealing with the media and he can do so in English and Spanish, no small thing in a state like Arizona.

McCain stood with Janet Napolitano opposing Prop. 200, the anti-illegal immigration initiative

A m e r i c a n  P o s t – G a z e t t e

Distributed by C O M M O N  S E N S E , in Arizona

Saturday, May 29, 2010

A picture is worth a thousand words.


McCain would like you to think he cares about the danged fence now, by spending millions of dollars on TV ads saying so, but in 2004, he stood with Janet Napolitano opposing Prop. 200. Prop. 200, Protect Arizona Now, passed with 56% of the vote in Arizona and requires individuals to show proof of citizenship before registering to vote or applying for public benefits.

The truth is that McCain is more aligned with Democrats than a majority of Arizonans.

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Grassroots Interview with Ed Winkler, CD-3

Here is the interview with congressional candidate, Ed Winkler who is running for the Republican nomination in CD-3.

Grassroots Interviews with Paula Pennypacker

Here is one of the latest interviews by Grassroots Interviews of Penny Pennypacker who is running in Legislative District 8 House.

Shouldn’t Paulina Vasquez Morris Be Running In The Democrat Primary For Congress?

Replacing John Shadegg with Paulina Morris should make every Republican shudder.

Just consider her shocking track record of contributions to Arizona political candidates and causes.

Some already know about her financial support for Planned Parenthood, a radical pro-abortion organization.

But others may not be familiar with eye-popping contributions to Harry Mitchell and . . . Alfred Gutierrez. Yes, that far left Democrat Alfredo Gutierrez! There is no more aggressive advocate for open borders and illegal immigration than he.

So what was Vasquez Morris thinking when she gave him money?

This is just the tip of the ice berg when it comes to this RINO. As Drudge says, developing….

McCain and the POW Coverup

clip about John McCain opposing efforts to bring home POWs taken from the film Missing, Presumed Dead: The  Search for America’s POWs

There is a longstanding story of POWs in Viet Nam, even ones who have returned home and are living today in the US, who were betrayed and forgotten.  

In a recent article written by Ron Unz, former publisher and owner of American Conservative monthly magazine:

Vietnamese refused to return their American POWs unless the U.S. government agreed to pay reparations. Nixon signed a document promising to do exactly that, but the Vietnamese, being cautious, kept many of the POWs back until the money was delivered. Then Congress refused to authorize the funds because “America doesn’t lose wars.” Nixon and later U.S. leaders never acknowledged the fate of these captives lest the American people become outraged. And as the years and decades went by, and various schemes to ransom or rescue the POWs were considered and rejected, their continued existence became a major liability to numerous powerful political figures, whose reputations would have been destroyed if any of the prisoners ever returned and told his story to the American people. So none of them ever came home.

John McCain is one of those politicians whose reputations would have been destroyed by the late return of POWs from Viet Nam after, as Congressman and Senator from Arizona, he opposed efforts to work with veterans groups and the Vietnamese to bring home US vets.

Additional testimony regarding John McCain’s actions detrimental to the POW/MIA movement and efforts to bring vets home, along with testimony of witnesses that John McCain produced 22 (some say 32) propaganda films on behalf of the North Vietnamese and against US interests (since sealed and classified by the federal government), can be found in a documentary entitled:

Missing, Presumed Dead: The Search for America’s POWs

If you have some time, read “Was Rambo Right?”, by Ron Unz and get a hold of a copy of Missing, Presumed Dead: The Search for America’s POWs.


JD Hayworth on with Crossroads with Van

JD Hayworth was on with Van of KXXT today. Here is that interview:

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