Wednesday, November 13, 2013

11-12-13 MCRC Briefs


Maricopa County Republican Briefs

Maricopa County Republican Chairman: AJ LaFaro

Briefs Editor – Frosty Taylor

Nov 12, 2013


·       Arizona Congressmen Trent Franks, Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, was joined by 39 of his colleagues  - including Arizona Rep. David Schweikert and Matt Salmon - in filing an amicus curiae brief over the weekend with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit seeking to overturn Obamacare on the grounds that the law violates the Constitution’s Origination Clause.

Found in Article 1, Section 7 of the U.S. Constitution, the Origination Clause requires that “all bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives."  Obamacare, which was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court on the grounds that it was a tax (or a "bill for raising revenue") instead originated in the Senate.

In the brief, Franks argues, “If the Senate can introduce the largest tax increase in American history by simply peeling off the House number from a six-page unrelated bill, which does not raise taxes, and pasting it on the 'Senate Health Care Bill,' and then claim with a straight face that the resulting bill originated in the House...then the American 'rule of law' has become no rule at all.”

In a recent floor speech, Congressman Franks also asserted that if the courts do not strike down Obamacare for this clear violation of the Origination Clause, “it would allow the Obama Administration to blow yet another hole in the constitutional fabric of this noble republic.”         

The 30-page hard-hitting brief in Sissel v. HHS, No. 13-5202, traces the historical roots of the Origination Clause which requires that bills raising taxes must originate in the chamber of Congress closest to the people and most accountable to them: the House of Representatives who are elected every two years, rather than the Senate, whose members enjoy a six-year term.  The constitutional debates made clear that without this clause, the constitution would not have been ratified by the states whose constitutions had a similar provision.  A copy of the brief is posted on Congressman Franks' website.

In addition to pressing his case in the courts, Congressman Franks is the sponsor of House Resolution 153 that declares that Obamacare violated the Origination Clause.  That resolution has garnered [55] co-sponsors, most of whom joined Congressman Franks on the brief. 


·       Are you losing your insurance or doctor because of Obamacare? Are your premiums going to skyrocket? Send your picture and story to Facesofobamacare@Gmail.Com to be a part of Rep. Trent Franks' Faces of Obamacare project. The information will be displayed on the wall outside of Franks’ office. When Franks’ wall is filled, additional Arizona information will be posted outside Rep. Paul Gosars’ office.


·       AZGOP First Vice Chairman Russell Pearce will address the Arrowhead Republican Women’s 11:45 am, Nov 13 luncheon at the Briarwood Country Club - 135th Ave & Meeker Blvd, Sun  City. Members are asked to bring nail care items for the ‘Caring for America” collection.  No jeans. Adults only. $20 per person.


·       LD15 will meet at 6:30 pm, Nov 26 at the Deer Valley Airport Restaurant, 702 W. Deer Valley Rd, Phx. Contacts: Chr David Henderson,, Sec Jose Borrajero, 


·       Congressman Matt Salmon’s Staff will meet with constituents:

o   Nov 13 – 5-6:30 pm, Meridian Elementary School, 3900 South Mountain Road  Mesa, AZ 85212   RSVP: 480-699-8239

o   Nov 15 – 10-11:30 am,Rock Church East Valley, 326 East Guadalupe Road  Gilbert, AZ 85234RSVP: 480-699-8239. 


·       Mother Becomes Advocate For Suicide Awareness After Son's Death  LeAnn Hull ran in CD 3 years ago.


·       Breakfast With Phx Dist 1 City Councilwoman Thelda Williams is scheduled at   Nov 22 at the Deer Valley Airport Restaurant, 702 W. Deer Valley Road., Phx.  Breakfast: $4.99. Speaker: Justice of the Peace Clancy Jayne on “Order Of Protection: How They Work.”   RSVP: 6002-262-7444


·       CD1 candidate Adam Kwasman is scheduled to appear:

ü  Nov 13 – 3:45 -5:30 pm,  SaddleBrooke Republican Club, 38759 S. Mountain View Blvd, SaddleBrooke.

ü  Nov 16 – 10:30 am – noon, Pinal County Republican Committee, 3925 N. Sun City Blvd, Florence.

ü  Nov 20 = 11 am to 1 pm, Verde Valley Republican Women, 2545 W. Hwy 89A, Sedona.


·       Congressman Paul Gosar AZ Scheduled:

ü  Nov 19 – 1 pm, Cottonwood Staff – Cottonwood Fire Dept., 191 S. 6th St., Click HERE


·       The Leadership Institute And The Arizona Chapter Of Americans For Prosperity Foundation present “Growing Our Communities,” a training program designed to build relationships with America’s diverse communities from 5:30-8:30 pm (includes dinner):

ü  Nov 13. The Aarons Company 4315 N 12th St., #200, Phx, $10

ü  Nov 14. Courtyard Flagstaff, 2650 S Beulah Blvd, Flagstaff. $10

Contact: Shane Wikfors, (602) 620-0530 /


·       AZGOP First Vice Chairman Russell Pearce will address the Apache Junction Tea Party on Nov 14, and to the Lake Havasu Tea Party on Nov 17.


·       Nov 13 is the deadline for obtaining tickets to the Nov 23 Sun Lakes Republican Club Fundraiser Dinner Dance & Show. Contact:  Mike Tennant, 480-802-0178.


·       Nov 13 is the deadline to purchase tickets to the Pima County Republican Party reception and dinner with Congressman Matt Salmon, scheduled at 6 pm, Nov 16 at the Skyline Country Club, 5200 St. Andrews Drive, Tucson.  $40 per person/$70 couple. Program Includes Q&A with Salmon and a Salute to Veterans. RSVP to Linda White: or 520 321-1492


·       Phoenix Vice Mayor Bill Gates, Maricopa County Supervisor Andy Kunasek And Maricopa County Assessor Paul Peterson will have a ‘coffee chat’ with North Valley resident at 7:30 am, Nov 14 at the North Mountain Business Alliance meeting room, 1951 W North Lane, Phx.


·       Estrella  Mountain Precinct  “Coffee With A Cop” is scheduled at 6 pm, Nov 14, at the  Ceasur Chavez Library, 3635 W Baseline Rd., Phx. Contact: Office Zielin 602-495-0354 or


·       Concerned Veterans For America is holding a phone bank training and call session from 5-7 pm, Nov 14 in Room 1 at the Scottsdale Arabian Library, 10215 E. McDowell Mountain Ranch Rd., Scottsdale. Pizza and drinks will be provided. The purpose of the call session is to thank and identify veteran households in Arizona and to begin to the spread the word about Concerned Veterans for America's mission of advocating for limited government, freedom, and spending reform. Contact: Daniel Caldwell


·       CANCELLED   A Free Four-Hour Continuing Legal Education Seminar (CLE) if being offered by the Rock Products Assn, 916 W Adams, Phx., between 8:30 am-1 pm, Nov 15 featuring Attorney General Tom Horne. Lunch will be provided.  RSVP to Greg Patterson at


·       2014 AZ GOP Legislative Candidates. If you are a candidate and your name is not on the list, please forward your announcement to

ü  LD1 Senate: Incumbent Steve Pierce

ü  LD1 House: Linda Gray (former Senator)

ü  LD5 Senate: Incumbent Dr. Kelli Ward

ü  LD5 House: Incumbent Sonny Borrelli

ü  LD6 House : Incumbent Brenda Barton

ü  LD6 Senate: Incumbent Chester Crandell

ü  LD8 Senate: Harold Vangilder

ü  LD8 Senate:  Irene Littleton

ü  LD8 House:  Incumbent Frank Pratt

ü  LD8 House:  Jim Montano

ü  LD11 Senate: Incumbent Steve Smith

ü  LD11 House: Bob Westerman

ü  LD12 Senate: Incumbent Andy Biggs

ü  LD13 Senate: Incumbent Don Shooter

ü  LD13 Senate: Toby Farmer

ü  LD13 House: Incumbent Steve Montenegro

ü  LD13 House: Incumbent Darin Mitchell

ü  LD13 House: Diane Landis

ü  LD14 Senate: Incumbent Gail Griffin

ü  LD14 House: Incumbent David Gowan

ü  LD14 House: Incumbent David Stevens

ü  LD14 House: Susan Syfert

ü  LD15 Senate: Incumbent Nancy Barto

ü  LD15 House: Incumbent John Allen

ü  LD15 House: Incumbent Heather Carter

ü  LD15 House: David Burnell Smith

ü  LD15 House:  Aron Johnson

ü  LD16 Senate: Incumbent David Farnsworth

ü  LD17 Senate: Incumbent Steve Yarbrough

ü  LD18 Senate: Mark Spinks

ü  LD18 House: Jill Norgaard

ü  LD19 Senate: Mark Anthony Hammond

ü  LD19 House: Sophia Johnson

ü  LD20 Senate: Incumbent Kimberly Yee

ü  LD20 House: Anthony Kern

ü  LD20 House: Thurane Aung Khin

ü  LD21 House: Incumbent Debbie Lesko

ü  LD21 House: Incumbent Rick Gray

ü  LD22 Senate: Incumbent Judy Burges

ü  LD22 House:  Incumbent Phil Lovas

ü  LD22 House:  David Livingson

ü  LD23 House: Joe Romack

ü  LD23 House: Effie Carlson

ü  LD25 Senate Ralph Heap

ü  LD26 House: James Roy

ü  LD28 House: Shawnna Bolick

ü  LD28 House:  Mary Hamway

ü  LD28 House:  Incumbent Kate Brophy McGee


·       AZ Conservative Coalition Legislative Rankings As Of Sept 2013


·       ATTN  Candidates: If you want your events posted in Briefs, please send the event, time, date, location and contact information to . Do not send “check my calendar” messages regarding your activities.  I do NOT have to check the numerous candidate web sites for updated events.  – Frosty Taylor - editor


·      ATTN GROUP CHAIRMEN:  The Nov 10 Maricopa County Calendar, including events from throughout Arizona, has been posted at  See Cochise, Coconino, Gila, Greenlee, Mohave, Navajo, Pima, Pinal, Yavapai, and Yuma County GOP events posted by county in the lower calendar section.  The Arizona Tea Party Events have also been posted under separate heading.  Please check your postings so these calendars reflect the constant changes that occur. Please include your group name, meeting time, location, speaker and contact person when you submit updated information.  These calendars are compiled to help you participate in Republican/conservative related events. Copy deadline is Friday noon. To add your upcoming events please, contact Frosty Taylor at


GOP Calendar


·        Nov 13 – ARROWHEAD REPUBLICAN WOMEN’S CLUB. (2nd  Wed) 11 am, Briarwood Country Club - 135th Ave & Meeker Blvd., Sun City West.  Speaker: AZGOP Second Vice Chairman and former Senator Russell Pearce. $20 per person. RSVP required by 5 pm, Nov 8. No jeans. Adults only. Guests may attend twice before they are required to become members. Renew membership dues by Dec. 31.  Reservations: (Luncheons tab)   

·        Nov 13 – AZ LATINO REPUBLICAN ASSOC. (ALRA) (2nd Wed) 6:30 pm.  AZ Project Offices, 3375 E. Shea Blvd., Phx Contact: Jose Borrajero   602-402-5932 Http://Www.Latinogop.Org  RSVP 520-333-4204 Or Www.Saucedomercer.Com

·        Nov 13 - Politics On The Rocks 6 pm, Montelucia Resort Centro Lounge,  4949 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley.  Speaker: Comedian Eric Golub. RSVP:

·        Nov 13, 20, 27  – “Legal-Ease With Dennis Wilenchik” - Republican political talk show, (every Wed) 4 pm. KFNX 1100. legaleseonline

·        Nov 14 - LD12 (2nd Thurs) 7:15 pm, Quartz Hill Elementary School, 3680 S Quartz St, Gilbert. Contact: LD12 Chr Mickie Niland  Chairman@Azld12.Com  Http://Azld12.Com/

·        Nov 14 – LD23  - 6:30 pm,  Mustang Library, 10101 N 90th St, Scottsdale. Contact: Chr Doug Little 

·        Video: Watch: Arpaio Punishes Prisoners For Defacing Flag

·        Video: Obama Exposes Americans To Id Thieves   Judge Jeanine

·        Has APS Bought Gary Pierce's Vote On Solar Controversy? (And If So, Shouldn't We Know About It?)  Roberts

·        Groups Work To Bring In Valley's Homeless Veterans

·        Doug Maceachern   The Obamacare Rollout Debacle: How Could They Possibly Have Been This Blind?

·        Plans For Mine Near Superior To Be Filed

·        City Moves Forward With Operations Review

·        Palo Verde Siren Test May Be Heard Within 10 Miles

·        Developer Cries Foul Over Greasewood Flat Bidding

·        9 Of 11 School Overrides In SW Valley Are Approved

·        2 Border Agents Get Prison For Migrant Abuse

·        Judge-Sets-Date-To-Hear-Medicaid-Expansion-Lawsuit

·        Amazon, US-Postal-Service-Will-Deliver-On-Sundays

·        ASU Students Live On $2 A Day

·        Abortion Cases Headed To Supreme Court

·        Arizona To Dedicate World War II Memorial

·        Arizona-DPS-To-Crack-Down-On-Texting-Drivers

·        County Hopes To Raise Fees At Regional Parks

·        Surprise Official Alton Won't Be Removed

·        Regents Seek $1 Billion For Science Facilities

·        Arizona's 2-Track Voting Plan To Be Costly

·        Veterans Cemetery Planned For Northern Arizona

·        Nov 5, 2013 Election Results Maricopa County Recorder's Office Election Results

·        Horowitz: The Communist Party Is The Democrat Party

·       Senators McCain And Flake Break Their Promise To Arizona Voters   Center For Arizona Policy

ü  Senator John McCain’s 2010 Azvoterguide.Com Survey (See Question 10)

ü  Senator Jeff Flake’s 2012 Azvoterguide.Com Survey (See Question 8 And Note On Page 2)

·       Gays-Work-Outlaw-Christian-Morality, 10-Republicans-Support Them  McCain/Flake Approved

·        John-McCain: People-Want-Me-To-Run-For-President-Again-You-Know

·        McRino-Claims-Flood-Of-People-Are-Urging-Him-To-Run-For-President-Again   See comments.



·        David-Bego-Guest-Hair-On-Fire-News-Talk

·        Honoring-Our-Veterans

·        White-House-Web-Site-Still-Claims-You Can Keep Your Health Plan

·        Bullying-Does-Not-Lead-To-Suicide

·        Video-Proves-Obama-In-2010-Admits  Millions May Lose Their Health Plans


·        Mexico’s Lax Policies Harm AZ Border Town

·        CAP’s Cathi Herrod Fed Up With Liars McCain, Flake


·        Leadership Institute Coming To Arizona For Special Training Sessions – Next Week!

·        Reflecting On The District 4 Council Race

GILBERT WATCH   or  GILAWATCH See daily updates

·        Military Tribute: Thank You Veterans.  Youtube.

·        Center For Self Governance - Last Chance For Level 1 Classes Until 2014! 

·        Were The Founders Inspired By God? 

·        Maricopa County Republican Committee's EGC - Resolution To Censure Gov. Jan Brewer And 14 State Legislators

·        The Truth About Common Core: Payson, 11/13/2013 - All Are Invited

·        Common Core: The Cookie Cutter Curriculum.


·        Veterans Day 2013

·        John Kerry Throws Freedom-Seeking Women Under The Bus


·        Let’s Be Very Clear: Islamic Totalitarianism Is Our Enemy

·        The Guilt Of A Veteran By Paul D. Clark, Retired US Navy CPO

·        The GOP Is In Dire Need Of Charismatic Messengers


FLOYD REPORTS     Daily updates

·        Dating Site Capitalizes On Healthcare Failure

·        Poll: Majority Reject “Let’s Move”

·        Conservative Calls Congressional Black Caucus Racist

·        Obama To Bring 150 Million Muslims Stateside?

·        ‘Gays’ Admit Enda Game: Outlaw Christian Morality

·        Car Dealer’s Sign: ‘That Kenyan Is Not My President!’

·        Remembering A “Veteran Era”

·        Atheists-The Walking Dead

·        Watch: Arpaio Punishes Prisoners For Defacing Flag

·        Bill Clinton Rips Obama’s Healthcare Lie

·        Caught: Obamacare Navigators Encourage Lying

·        Obama Exposes Americans To Id Thieves
Sheriff Arpaio’s Bold New Policy


·       CBS In Damage Control Over Error-Filled Benghazi Report


·        Maricopa County Republican Committee Censures Gov. Brewer




·        Have Establishment Republicans Killed The GOP?

·        The Establishment And Tea Party Wings Of The GOP Need Each Other To Win



·        Illegal Immigrants To Practice Law In NY?

·        DMV-Worker-Pleads-Guilty-To-Providing-Documents-To-Illegal-Aliens

·        Mexican Citizens Forming Self-Defense Groups Against Drug Cartels

·        ICE Program Has Veterans ID, Rescue Child Porn Victims

·        Soros-Fellow-Billionaires:-Open-Borders-Lobby-GOP-Amnesty

·        Fast-Food-Chains-Grease-Wheels-For-Immigration-Bill

·        Flake-House-Immigration-Breakthrough-Possible

·         Obama Has Lost America On Immigration Reform »

·        Remember1986.Com Updated Daily

·        M3 Report   Updated Daily    Caution: Graphic Photos  

·        AZ Border Defenders     Updated Daily

·        Azborderdefenders  - Hidden Cameras 

·        Need2no.Us   Law Enforcement: Illegal Human And Drug Traffic



·        Benghazi Documents Demanded By Lawmakers

·        The-Benghazi-Cover-Up Starting To Collapse  

·         Congressional Rep Searches For Real Answers On Benghazi - Megan Kelly Interviews

·        Tea Party To Honor Fallen Seals Chris Kyle, Those At Benghazi With Sculptures

·        Benghazi-Suspects-Omitted-State-Dept-Tipline

·        CBS In Damage Control Over Benghazi Report


IRS scandal

·        IRS-Lost-4-Billion-To-Identity-Thieves-In-2012-As-It-Targeted-The-Tea-Party

·        Watch: Greta Says “Bulldoze The IRS” Because It “Can’t Be Fixed”



·        US Sees 25 Percent Surge In Women Hunters Since 2006

·        Thanks To More Sales, Firearms Industry Contributes Most Taxes In Nearly A Decade



·        Dont-Like-Criminal-President-Don’t-Keep-Him Period

·        House-Republicans-Seek-Impeach-Eric-Holder-Fast-Furious-End-Year



·        Left-Wants-Challenger-For-Hillary

·        47 Bodies Left In The Wake Of Hillary Clinton: Part 2

·        Hillary May Face Primary Threat From Elizabeth Warren

·        Hillary-Clinton-Hates-America-But-Loves-Herself



·         Sarah Palin On Christie, GOP: 'No Ronald Reagan On The Scene Today'



·        It's Time To Prosecute

·        Liberal-Groups-Go-After-Voter-ID-Laws-In-Federal-Court



·        YOUR TAX $ American-Tax-Dollars-Pay-Palestinian-Terrorists-Salaries



·        ‘Gays’ Admit ENDA Game: Outlaw Christian Morality



·        Video: White Guy Pretends To Be Black, Wins Election In Black District



·        The Great Purge  Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Allen West Has Called For A Congressional Investigation, Noting That Almost Two Hundred High-Ranking Officers Have Been Dismissed From The Military During Obama's Administration.

·        Report: Obama-Ousting-Centcom-Chief-Mattis

·        More Iraq, Afghanistan Vets Going From Service Member To Member Of Congress

·        A-Sailors-Dying-Wish

·        The Most Honored-Photograph

·        Army Intelligence Says It Needs Good Cloud Computing To Save Lives In Afghanistan

·        Iowa Lawmaker Pushes To Give Veterans A Day Off On Their Day

·        Two Navy Admirals Suspended Amid Mushrooming Bribery, Prostitution Scandal

·        Final Toast To World War II’s Doolittle Raiders: ‘Peace’

·        Veterans-Joining-Tea-Party-To-Defend-Constitution-At-Home

·        Chaplains Withdraw From, Sue Training Program Over Alleged Harassment

·        Lawmakers: We Want Answers About Army, 'Domestic Hate Groups'



·        Feds Spend Over Million Dollars For Staff Awards

·        Feds Violate Law By Banning Hunters From Federal Lands In Alaska



·        CAIR & Muslim Leaders Plot Shariah Law Court In US



·        The Great Purge  Retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel Allen West has called for a Congressional investigation, noting that almost two hundred high-ranking officers have been dismissed from the military during Obama's administration.

·        Obama’s Latest Pivot: Take Back Control Of Congress, Reclaim Blocked Agenda

·        Obama-Admits-He-Would-Break-His-Promise
More Iraq, Afghanistan Vets Going From Service Member To Member Of Congress

·        Ted Cruz: Obamacare Is The Biggest Job-Killer In America

·        Paul Ryan Takes Apart Obamacare In 6 Minutes

·        Senate Republicans Block Obama Nominee To D.C. Circuit Court

·        Another-Dem-Calls-Out-Obama-You-Can-Keep-It-Promise-When-His-Website-Repeats-It

·        Dem-Rep: I-Think-President-Was-Grossly-Misleading-American-Public



·        Michelle Obama PR Program Raids Food Stamps

·        Food-Stamp-Use-Explodes Under Obama



·        Video: 91.5 Million Not Working



·        Government Redistributed $2 Trillion From Upper Income Classes To Poorest In 2012 »

·        In The US 49.7 M Are Now Poor, And 80% Of The Total Population Is Near Poverty

·        $10-Minimum-Wage-Proposal-Has-Obamas-Backing



·        Website Boss Claims He Didn’t See Memo On Security Flaws

·        Why Obamacare Will Motivate Millions Of Americans To Make Less Money And Get Divorced

·        YOUR TAX $ Tax-Dollars-Paying-Obamacare-Ads-Encourage-Promiscuous-Sex-Underage-Drinking

·        Cancer Patient And Obama Supporter Forced To Make Life Or Death Decision Because Of Obamacare

·         Insurance Executive Says Few Health Insurance Policies Will Survive

·        Psychiatric Group Backtracks On Pedophilia Classification



·        Minneapolis School Bus Driver Fired For Praying With Students



Aka AZ's College And Career Ready Standards

·        Top Catholic Scholars Slam Common Core



·        CIA Warily Watches For Threats To U.S. Now That 87 Nations Possess Drones



·        Video: Obama To Bring 150 Million Muslims Stateside?

·        Obama-Admits-He-Would-Break-His-Promise

·        Report: Obama-Ousting-Centcom-Chief-Mattis

·        Trust-In-Obama-Plunges-To 39% In-New-Poll

·         New-High-55-Say-Obamacare-Bad-For-Americans; 46-Say-Obama-Misled-Them

·        Another-Dem-Calls-Out-Obama-You-Can-Keep-It-Promise-When-His-Website-Repeats-It