Archives for October 13, 2010

Viva Ruth!

Absolutely Stunning! Here’s a glimpse of the excitement sweeping through Congressional District 7 as Ruth McClung rises as a star in the Republican Party!

The only other campaign with volunteers this wildly supportive in Arizona is Janet Contreras running in CD-4. Still, I have not seen this much excitement among the men Republican candidates running here in Arizona.

Earlier tonight was the battle of Ruth vs. Raul. I was unable to make it but listened to it on KNST over the internet. Needless to say, the debate went very well for Ruth as she put Raul on the ropes. And who were those other guys?

Watch for more polling over the next week to reveal Ruth continuing to lead in this race.

Go Ruth! You’re winning the hearts and minds of the voters of district 7!

Citizens for Janet Contreras speak out against Ed Pastor!

Citizens are speaking out against Ed Pastor in congressional district four! Here is one of the videos that was recently released. Listen as Martin Chavez makes the case to fire Ed Pastor and elect Janet Contreras.

Video refutes the vicious lies about Schweikert’s real estate business

American Post-Gazette

Harry Mitchell, the Democrats and union bosses are playing TV ads with disgusting lies about David Schweikert’s real estate business Schweikert buys property from banks, not homeowners, fixes them up, then rents them to people who otherwise couldn’t afford them.

Please forward this video to everyone you know!

AZ Political Interviews with Libertarian Gubernatorial Candidate Barry Hess

Fiscal conservatives know full well that Jan Brewer is a tax and spend liberal. She increased spending with her line item vetoes and had to call three special sessions just to undo her damage. She was the poster girl for Prop. 100. Spending levels are still as they were in 2009. She lied about fixing the state’s structural budget deficit. Revenue projections for Prop. 100 shows that the 18% tax increase isn’t bringing in the revenue Coughlin told Brewer it would. We’re looking at a budget deficit of at least $700 million next year and over $1 billion in 2012…all because Brewer and the state legislature don’t have the spine to cut the budget and unnecessary spending. She has shown on YouTube and in the CCEC debate just how stupid she really is. If it weren’t for S.B. 1070, we’d likely have a different nominee. Some polls show that Goddard, of all people, is narrowing her lead. I’d wager this wouldn’t be the case if we had a better nominee.

If, like me, you refuse to vote for Brewer because she’s demonstrated that she loves big government, there are alternatives. One alternative is Libertarian candidate Barry Hess. I recently interviewed him on AZ Political Interviews. As with David Nolan or any Libertarian, there may be enough bright-line difference in ideology that may prevent a conservative from voting for a Libertarian. See for yourself. The link to my audio interview is below.

One thing I meant to bring up with Barry, and I wish I had, but we were running short on time (and these Libertarians LOVE to talk!), is that he may be partially responsible for Arizona suffering 6 years with Napolitano as governor. Barry garnered roughly 15K votes in 2002…about twice the margin that Matt Salmon lost by. If the Libertarians had voted with the Republicans in 2002, we wouldn’t be in the budget mess that we’re in now and JaNo would not be the head of the Department of Homeland Security. Perhaps Barry will comment in this thread.

Link to audio interview with Libertarian gubernatorial candidate, Barry Hess

AZ Political Interviews with David Nolan, the Libertarian Alternative to McCain

Some conservative Republicans are incredibly unhappy with the nomination of John McCain to be our U.S. Senator. We know full well that he lied through his teeth during the campaign, posturing as a conservative, when he’s demonstrably not. Not only do we know full well that the traitor (to Republican principles) will throw off his disguise as soon as he’s elected and take a hard left, but he, or his staff, continues to wage war on conservative activists within the party while simultaneously and disingenuously trying to sell unity. I’m not buying it. Coming from John McCain, I know it’s snake oil. For that reason, he’ll get no quarter or respite from me.

If, like me, there’s no way you’re going to vote for the Democrat in Disguise that’s our Republican nominee, there’s alternatives. One of the alternatives is David Nolan, the Libertarian candidate. However, there are some bright-line differences between Libertarians and Republicans…perhaps stark enough to prevent some conservatives, especially social conservatives, from voting for a Libertarian. See for yourself: I’ve linked to my AZ Political Interviews show with Mr. Nolan. Make up your own mind. It’s an audio interview. Enjoy.

Link to David Nolan audio interview

Ward Connerly to debate David Lujan on Prop. 107

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

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Should Arizona government continue giving preferences based on race and gender?

Two opponents will duke it out at the Goldwater Institute Thursday evening

Tip: We’re told to get there early in order to get a seat because the anti-107 opposition is trying to stack the audience with their people

For Immediate Release
October 11, 2010
Contact Leon Drolet at 602-845-0107

Ward Connerly, Rep. David Lujan to debate affirmative action ban

Proposition 107 will be the subject of a debate this Thursday, Oct. 14, between nationally-known affirmative action opponent Ward Connerly and Arizona State House Minority Leader David Lujan (D-Phoenix), who supports race preference-based affirmative action.

Voter passage of Prop. 107 on November 2nd would amend the Arizona Constitution to ban race and gender based affirmative action in public hiring, contracting and public education.

A three-member media panel will grill Connerly and Lujan during 90-minute debate hosted by the Goldwater Institute and moderated by Clint Bolick, Director of Constitutional Litagation at Goldwater. The media panel consists of Arizona Republic editorial writer Kathleen Ingley, KFYI talk show host Jim Sharpe, and senior reporter Mike Sunnucks from the Phoenix Business Journal.

The debate is from 5:30 to 7:00PM at the Goldwater Institute auditorium located at 500 E. Coronado Road in Phoenix. The event is free and open to both the media and members of the public.

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Employers need federal waivers to keep health insurance that works

by Christina Kohn
Goldwater Institute

A powerful union and a large corporation have something in common: they both want to be immunized against Obamacare. The United Federation of Teachers (a New York City teachers’ union) and McDonald’s have been temporarily exempted from a key provision of the federal health care reform law that would have required them to cancel their current employee health care plans.

They join a number of other unions and companies that are learning Congress didn’t keep President Obama’s promise from 2009 that everyone who is happy with their health insurance would be able to keep it. In late September, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services granted one-year waivers to 30 unions, businesses and insurance companies with a combined total of more than 1 million workers. These groups warned that mandates within the new law would result in higher premiums or a complete loss of coverage for their employees. No one knows if Health and Human Services will continue to exempt employers, which raises uncertainty about who will be forced to leave health insurance plans that have been working for them.

The real kicker is the teachers’ union fought for the health care bill and proudly claimed in April that it wouldn’t harm the union’s health insurance options. Now they are one of the first groups to ask for a waiver. Even Obamacare’s staunchest supporters have discovered the law is bad medicine for America.

The Goldwater Institute is working to free all Americans from the unconstitutional mandates in the federal health care bill. While individuals don’t have the luxury of obtaining waivers, Arizonans have the opportunity to pass Proposition 106 in the Nov. 2 general election and say no to some of the worst aspects of government-run health care.

Christina Kohn is a staff member with the Goldwater Institute’s Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation.

Learn More:

Goldwater Institute: Coons v. Geithner

Goldwater Institute: Questions and Answers about the Health Care Freedom Act

USA Today: McDonald’s, 29 other firms get health care coverage waivers

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Approved Applications for Waiver of the Annual Limits Requirements

Good Times at ASU: Grijalva, Mitchell, Pastor & Pelosi dishing out the dough

A rare video of Raul Grijalva, Harry Mitchell, Ed Pastor and Nancy Pelosi at ASU in February, 2007 pimping more taxpayer monies and The DREAM Act. (I’m sure Harry will call “Wired Devil” and have them take it down.)

Arizona’s very own Barney Frank…Felecia Rotellini

Way back before every American could tell you which house on their block was, or is, a foreclosure. Back when people believed banks were good and owning a home was the epitome’ of the American Dream…there were warnings.  Public warnings, on May 26, 2006 Senator McCain spoke out as part of an effort to prevent the worst economic disaster since the Great Depression.  Barney Frank, the holder of the keys to The House, ignored it.  There were other things to do.  Frank, a liberal Dem, used lots of trick to diminish the importance of those warnings while taking loads of cashola, in one way or another, for his efforts.   

All this while in Arizona, Rotellini was doing her own Barney Frank act, ignoring a very well documented account of fraud from a very well respected source.  She was too busy building her political capital.   

She, like Barney Frank,  was focused on feathering her own nest while thousands of Arizona citizens were losing theirs.


Press releaseFor immediate release


PHOENIX – The Tom Horne for Attorney General campaign has released a video detailing Felecia Rotellini’s negligence as a state banking regulator.  She was warned in a detailed letter in 2006 that Mortgages Limited was engaged in possibly illegal financial activity.  She did nothing, and two years later, in 2008, the warnings proved accurate and Mortgages Limited went bankrupt.  Thousands of Arizonans lost a total of more than a billion dollars because Rotellini sat on her hands when she had the chance to act.  By contrast, Horne has defended Arizona taxpayers, most notably in the Horne v. Flores case in which $300 million was saved because he took action on behalf of the citizens of Arizona.  Rotellini’s record suggests that she does just the opposite.

 Click here to watch the video or go to

 Click here to view the warning letter to Rotellini’s Office or go to