Response to Bob Worsley’s inaccurate comments about ALRA

Whether he did so intentionally or simply spoke out of ignorance of the prevalence of politically conservative Latinos, Bob Worsley made a serious miscalculation. He has mischaracterized the Arizona Latino Republican Association (ALRA) as having been formed for the sole purpose of endorsing Russell Pearce. He likened the decade old conservative grass roots efforts of ALRA together with another unrelated organization. He insulted all of Arizona’s conservative Latinos by suggesting that no Latinos would legitimately endorse Russell Pearce. ALRA will not be drawn into interpreting the motivations behind Worsley’s messaging regarding any other organizations. However, the offensive comments he made this morning on KFYI merit a response that will set the record straight about ALRA.

Here are some facts that accurately describe the history, purpose and success that is the Arizona Latino Republican Association:

  • ALRA has been in existence for over 10 years as the only voice of Arizona’s conservative Latinos
  • We are the only statewide Latino organization capable of articulately communicating with voters and media in both in English and Spanish
  • Our membership includes Republican Precinct Committeemen, Tea Party Patriots and a number of elected Republican officials
  • 14% (4 out of 29) of the Arizona delegates that will be seated at the 2012 Republican National Convention are current ALRA members
  • ALRA has achieved unprecedented growth and established a chapter of conservative Latinos in the City of Tucson. We are also currently in the process of expanding to other cities and states alike
  • Most importantly, ALRA endorsed Russell Pearce for Senate in LD 25 because he is the only candidate who consistently advocates the rule of law and who also enjoys a proven record of conservative leadership

It is unfortunate that Mr. Worsley either failed to investigate these facts for himself or purposely ignored them before he maligned our efforts as well as the significance of Arizona’s conservative Latinos. It is also unfortunate that Barry Markson/KFYI did not challenge or even question any of those offensive suppositions. Any inquiries regarding the nature, mission and significance of ALRA can easily be answered by going to our website- LatinoGOP.org. We invite both Mr. Worsley and KFYI to do their homework and review our website before making any more inaccurate or offensive statements regarding ALRA or the conservative Latinos we represent.

Reymundo Jiménez Torres
President, Arizona Latino Republican Association

Has KFYI’s Barry Young gone too far?

Republicans who tune into KFYI-550 on any weekday morning between 7-10am  will hear the daily critique of Republican elected officials by the nearly famous Barry Youn(g). This has been going on for several months now with little critical attention paid to any of the other parties elected and unelected. For example, how often has the “nearly famous” Barry Young show given any critical analysis to Pearce challenger, Jerry Lewis or known domestic violence state legislator, Daniel Patterson?

We have decided to ask our readers to participate in a simple poll, “Has KFYI’s Barry Young gone too far” because the perception is that Young has become gratuitous in his attacks on Republicans.

Here is your chance to vote in the poll but more importantly (and stay on topic!), voice your opinion on whether or not certain local conservative talk show personalities have become part of the circular firing squad.

If you want to vote, the poll is on the right sidebar.

Update: Sonoran Alliance is not part of any boycott efforts.

ICYMI: Michele Bachmann joins KFYI’s Mike Broomhead in studio

In case you missed the interview, here is the audio of Congresswoman and Republican Presidential candidate, Michele Bachmann, in studio with KFYI’s afternoon host, Mike Broomhead.

Arizona Republicans look forward to having her back in Arizona very soon!

Phoenix Councilman Sal DiCiccio discusses requests for info tying food tax to city employee raises

Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio was on with KFYI-550’s Jim Sharpe this morning to discuss his recent request to obtain information linking the food tax to city employee salaries.

Here is that interview.

And in case you missed Sal DiCiccio’s presentation on the budget and government employee salaries, here is the video:

Friday Poll: Who has the best daily political/talk radio show in Arizona?

This Friday, we’re asking who you listen to and who you think has the best political/talk radio show in Arizona. We’re trying to cover the entire State of Arizona from Flagstaff to Yuma and Phoenix to Tucson. Arizona has an abundance of politically astute, satirical and entertaining radio personalities. The list (with links) includes:

This is your chance to vote for your favorite daily political radio show and tell us why they have the political news and talk in Arizona. (And if we’ve forgotten someone, please let us know!)

(The poll will remain open for one week and limits voting to one vote/IP address.)