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Thursday, January 30, 2014

1-29-13 MCRC Briefs

Maricopa County Republican Briefs

Maricopa County Republican Chairman: AJ LaFaro      aj_ml@hotmail.com

Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor    repcomm@cox.net

Web Master   John Strasser

Jan 29, 2014

 

·        John-McCain-Responds To Censure  Huffington Post

·        CCAGW Statement On Arizona GOP Censure Of Sen. John McCain

·        Amnesty Message To McCain, Flake And Sinema

·        Chris-Matthews-Goes After John-McCain-Critic Timothy Schwartz   POLITICO

·        Timothy Schwartz On The James Harris Talk Show At 4 Pm Yesterday  Www.1041thetruth.Com Click On The Tab Called “Truth On Demand” Then Click On James T. Harris Show

·        Another-Good-Thing-Happened-Caused-By-Conservatives-Becoming-Precinct-Committeemen-In-AZ   Red State

·        So You Don’t-Like-Republican-Party-Of John-McCain    Joe The Plumber

 

·        Tom Husband: Former MCRC Executive Director: “It is amusing to watch the subservient sycophants with their serf mentalities attempt to defend John McCain, their political god, against the censure by the Arizona Republican Party. They even went so far as to try to depict my resignation as a protest to the passage of the censure. Au contraire, my resignation is better characterized as Mission Accomplished!” - Tom Husband, Former Executive Director, Maricopa County Republican Committee

 

·        Editor’s Note:  Contrary To The Rumor Mill, Husband resigned his MCRC position,  following the AZGOP Jan 25 passage of the Censure McCain Resolution,  to take the Chairmanship of the Arizona Taxpayers Action Committee “informing Republicans about the turncoats that voted with Dems and approved the Medicaid Expansion that will cost taxpayers tons of money,” according to Husband. Husband had planned to resign at the end of the 2013, however, he stayed through the county and state conventions before moving on to his new endeavor.

 

·       Heritage Action for America scores Sen John McCain with 43%  - just above Rep Raul Grijalva (D) http://www.heritageactionscorecard.com/members   1/29/14

ü  Rep Trent Franks – CD8                R        100%

ü  Rep David Schweikert (CD6)         R        l00%

ü  Rep Matt Salmon (CD5)                R        97%

ü  Rep Paul Gosar (CD4)                   R        74%

ü  Sen Jeff Flake                              R        58%

ü  Sen John McCain                          R        43%

ü  Rep Raul Grijalva (CD3)                D        17%

ü  Rep Ann Kirkpatrick (CD1)            D        14%

ü  Rep Ron Barber (CD2)                  D        12%

ü  Rep Ed Pastor  (Cd7)                    D        12%

ü  Rep Kyrsten Sinema (CD9)            D        10%

 

·       Western Conservative Conference In Phx on Feb. 22: See:  www.westernconservative.org  to get 50% off for a full conference registration with the promo code "AZGOP".  See  Herman Cain promo http://youtu.be/F8VJxtsG3to

 

·       Thank You To The Many Volunteers Who Helped With The State Republican meeting last Saturday. I know you not only sacrificed your time, but you also gave up the opportunity to visit with statewide friends. A special Thank You to Dan Grimm, Jeni White, Pat Oldroyd, George Teegarden, Mickie Niland, Kerri Costanza and Laddie Shane for helping to "Chair" credentials, proxies, set-up, and voting assistance. Thanks again for sharing your talents and time.  - Diane Ortiz-Parsons,  volunteer trouble shooter, state committeeman, former MCRC EGC member

·       Random Thoughts/Observations From The State Meeting: (Observing people is half the fun of going to a state meeting.)

ü  State GOP Chairman Robert Graham owes Diane Ortiz-Parsons and her experienced, knowledgeable, hardworking Maricopa County Republican meeting crew (the above mentioned volunteers and many others) -  a huge ‘thank you’ for pulling off what appeared to be a smoothly operated state meeting last Saturday.

ü  Volunteers are the driving force that prepares and holds those meeting together.  They are the experienced detail-wise folks behind the scenes who know the law/rules, where to find more volunteers, who the team players are, who work until they drop and are there again at dawn the next morning, and they also reach out to other team players who make a meeting a success. They are the ones who graciously pick up the pieces, catch the mishaps, cover the officials back sides when they drop the ball, stuff the packets, and clean up the mess at the end of the day.

ü   Briefs won’t even begin to go into the reports of troubleshooting that Parsons and her troops dealt with when they went to bat while Graham was traveling out of state.  When the event was over the team looked exhausted. A detailed debriefing should prevent repeat of major mishaps – like not including the meeting rules in the call letter .

ü  Graham quickly handled an incident that occurred behind the scenes Saturday morning.  More than twice the required signatures had been gathered to put a resolution on the floor, but as the clock crept toward the submission deadline the official the signatures were to be submitted to seemingly disappeared … until Graham directed that the official be found immediately.

ü  The HQ staff did get the Call Letters sent out 10 days prior to the meeting, although many state committeemen did not receive them until a day or so before the meeting. HQ has the receipt to prove it.

ü  Gotta hand it to Graham, he is a smooth talking charmer, who handled the meeting well and kept to his agenda timelines. A look at the financial sheets shows he clearly knows how to glad-hand big money folks and shake the money tree… which stirs rumors that he might have his eye on a future run for the Gov office or a congressional seat.  Time will tell.

ü  He reports a sell-out crowd attended the Chairman’s banquet held the night before -  where  all of the gubernatorial candidates spoke.

ü  Thanks to David Schweikert for setting up his coffee stand outside early Saturday:

ü  To the folks who man the campaign tables in the cold of the early morning.

ü  To the TARS who were selling sandwiches during the lunch break.

ü  To the color guard that performed to perfection.

ü  To Rev. C.T. Wright and his rip roarin’ invocation.  Minds don’t drift during his moments at the mic… the ever popular Wright shakes the rafters with his deliverance.

ü  To the four congressmen who were extremely warmly received during their short presentations… and thanks guys for staying within your time limitation.  Congressmen Matt Salmon, Trent Franks, Paul Gosar and David Schweikert (and his ever present coffee cup in hand) delivered messages of assurances that they are doing everything they possibly can to take back this country from the errant, left-leaning, muddle-headed Obama administration and its minions. We need more like our quartet in DC.

ü  Sheriff Joe received his usual standing ovations – coming and going… although some didn’t take kindly to Joe publicly endorsing an official up for re-election that day during his mic time.

ü  More tomorrow ---

 

·       The Feb 1 “Road To Victory”  Candidate Roundup day is scheduled from 9:30 am to 4 pm ($30 ticket includes lunch) and a 6-9 pm “Steaks & Stetsons” VIP reception/dinner – at Ft. McDowell Adventures, 14803 No Hiawatha Hood Road,  Ft McDowell. For candidate tables, reservations & pricing call Lori Urbin 480-221-9633 or Nina Marlowe 480-707-9043. Tickets: Day http://cblroundup.eventbrite.com   Evening  http://steaksandstetsons.eventbrite.com Contact: www.conservativebusinessleague.com

 

·       LDs, Republican Clubs, Tea Parties And Other Conservative Groups Supporting Our Military men and women are welcome to a “free booth” at the Feb 1 “Road to Victory Candidate Round-Up” scheduled at Ft. McDowell Adventure. If you are interested in a group booth call 602-677-1496 immediately. This full day and evening ‘western’ event features American Aademy for Constitutional Education speaker Shane Krauser, numerous GOP candidates, congressmen, other political leaders.  Have lunch, enjoy stump speeches, attend symposiums on Federal/State Lands issues (Ken Ivory), national security (Dr. Lyle Rapacki), border issues and see the latest border technologies and even a DRONE in action (Glenn Spencer of the American Border Patrol). 

The "Steak and Stetsons" evening activities features western rib-eye steak, and messaging from Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Sharron Angle of Nevada, Rep Ken Ivory of Utah, Jack Kimball of New Hampshire and James O'Keef of Project Veritas. The Ft. McDowell Adventure, 14803 N. Hiawatha Hood Road, Fort McDowell  is located East of Fountain Hills on Route 87 just East of the Verde River (across the bridge at the first left turn, follow the signs to the Alamo looking building).  This event is NOT located at the Ft. McDowell Casino.  Contact: conservativebusinessleague.com

 

·       Cave Creek Town Council Recall Petitions on councilmen Adam Trenk, Mike Durkin, Reg Monachino and Charlie Spitzer are available at the Sonoran News office. http://www.sonorannews.com/

 

·       The National Federation Of Republican Women will celebrate the 38th Biennial Convention at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix between September 10-13, 2015.  Details to follow at a later time.   www.nfrw.org   

 

·       Today, Congressman Matt Salmon Introduced His Newest Education-Focused Legislation, the School Choice Education Savings Account Act. Salmon said:   “Last night in the State of the Union address, President Obama said, “Research shows that one of the best investments we can make in a child’s life is high-quality early education.” One of the ways we can truly invest in our children’s education is to provide parents with more flexibility, including the expansion of tax savings accounts for their children’s education from kindergarten through college. As a Member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, I take to heart President Reagan’s invaluable words about school choice. He said, “Choice represents a return to some of our most basic notions about education.  In particular, programs emphasizing choice reflect the simple truth that the keys to educational success are schools and teachers that teach, and parents who insist that their children learn.” In honor of School Choice Week, I introduced legislation that will offer parents the ability to use 529 tax savings accounts for qualified K-12 expenses as well as college expenses.  By offering this flexibility to parents, they can save and invest in their students’ whole education from kindergarten through college.  This will provide parents more choices of schools, supplemental educational opportunities and necessary equipment for their children. When parents are given greater flexibility in school choice, children win.”

Background: Currently, the majority of states provide tax incentives for contributions into 529 college savings plans.  The federal government allows similar incentives for educational savings for both K-12 and postsecondary education through the Coverdell ESA program.  The Coverdell program, however limits the amount one can contribute annually as well as the age one can make qualified expenditures.  My bill expands the language in IRC Section 529 to include K-12 qualified educational expenses, which effectively removes such limitations. This legislation offers parents the same tax savings for K-12 expenses that are available for college.  Read the bill here.

 

·       Islamic Issues Expert Dinesh D'Souza will go head-to-head with Bill Ayers Jan 30 at Darmouth College on “What’s So Great About America?”  Watch debate right here  Live stream free livestream  Reminder to watch click here.

 

·       Kathy Brugger, President Of The National Federation Of Republican Women (NFRW), regarding President Barack Obama's State of the Union address: "In his State of the Union address last night President Obama set the stage for an imperial presidency, alluding several times to taking action by executive order when Congress does not pass the laws that he is satisfied with. A resort to executive orders to propel his liberal agenda demonstrates how desperate the President is to codify his legacy by any means necessary.

The President alluded directly and indirectly to implementing projects in his 'year of action' by executive orders nine times during his State of the Union address last night. He plans to circumvent Congress by executive order when it comes to handling the permitting process for infrastructure progress, propelling the natural gas industry, reforming training programs, implementing nation-wide pre-K, raising the minimum wage for federal contractors, creating a new system for retirement savings, and action on gun control measures. As Republicans we believe that if the changes above are going to be made, they need to be made with proper debate and passage in Congress--not by executive power alone.

The President's speech tonight serves as a reminder to Republican activists that this year's midterm elections are vitally important and that we need to work hard to make Republican gains in Congress."

 

·       Robert Graham, Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party, today reacted to a statement made yesterday by a Democrat running for Governor who purports to solve the problem of political corruption by banning even the smallest of gifts to lawmakers. Apparently the Democrat candidate feels the source of the problem is not with his own choice long ago to become a career lobbyist, but with other lobbyists who made the same choice. “I had a hard time keeping a straight face when a lobbyist decides to run for office and then suddenly blames other lobbyists for influencing legislators," said Arizona Republican Party Chairman Robert Graham. “This is one guy that just keeps filling the room with irony — it’s just much too convenient for him to now take a position against what he’s been doing his entire career — and voters deserve to hear the truth about his past.” DuVal began his lobbying career in Arizona in 1980. His most recent corporate lobbying clients include the Arizona Board of Regents, the Cactus League Coalition, Decades Music Theme Park, DMTP Pinal Holdings, LLC, Laidlaw Waste Systems, and Painewebber.

 

·       Tom Jenney, Director of Americans for Prosperity, will address the effects of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and the expansion of Medicaid in Arizona during the 8:30 am, Feb 1 meeting of the Sun City West Republican Club  in the Quail Room of the SCW Foundation Bldg, 14465 RH Johnson Blvd, Sun City West. See americansforprosperity 

 

·       David Schweikert (R-AZ) will join U.S Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), an Arizona native, and the Hon. Hank Habicht, former Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, at the ribbon cutting of RDX Technologies Corporation’s new 80,000 square foot manufacturing facility, 14555 N. 82nd St, in Scottsdale  at 2 pm, Jan 31 at, AZ, Friday on January 31st at 2pm. “RDX is using waste water to produce renewable fuels used by machinery and vehicles across the world. Not only are they revolutionizing how we see energy, but they are doing so without subsidies from the federal government," said Schweikert.”This company demonstrates the very best of what entrepreneurship can create. They are reducing the waste stream and reusing facilities that would otherwise be vacant while creating local jobs, providing employment and helping to grow our  local economy.”This move continues RDX expansion from its previous facility in Scottsdale Airpark.  In addition to the 82nd Street facility, it operates a smaller second facility, also in Scottsdale. Information: click here

 

·       Majority Leader David Gowan, R-Sierra Vista, is sponsoring a bill that would reimburse communities that host national events, like a Super Bowl football game, a portion of the extra security expenses associated directly with the event. “The entire state benefits from these kinds of events,” Gowan said. “And public safety works best when everyone chips in.”

Gowan added that since hosting Super Bowl XVII in 2008, Arizona’s reputation as a suitable venue for national and international events has grown. The average stay for a visitor when Arizona hosted Super Bowll XLII in 2008 was close to four nights, according to a study by the ASU W.P. Carey School of Business. The overall economic impact, both direct and indirect, was over half a billion dollars. “We are privilege to live in such a great state,” Gowan said. “And this effort to help communities provide for the extra security required at these high profile events is about keeping Arizona’s reputation solid.”  Contact: Christopher Leone   602-926-3233

 

·       LD6 Rep Brenda Barton Reports she has introduced bills :

ü  Providing $30 million in initial seed funding and long term financing means for water augmentation infrastructure for Arizona’s cities and towns, while maintaining local control.

ü  Legislation to assist Arizona’s newly developing wine production industry by allowing producers to share common plant and capital equipment that would otherwise be a cost barrier to small winery start-ups.

ü  Providing $25 million in supplemental funding through the State Forester for forest health on state lands, through a proportionate basis, to counties based on timbered acres within their boundaries.

ü  Providing $25 million in supplemental funding for rural community college districts to offset the tax base disparity between urban and rural community colleges.

 

·       The Washington Post named six members of Capitol Times reporting staff to their list of the “Best Capitol Reporters in America.”  They are Jeremy Duda, Luige del Puerto, Evan Wyloge, Gary Grado, Ben Giles, and Hank Stephenson.

 

·       The Arizona Republican Lawyers Association (AzRLA) is hosting a ‘Candidate & Campaign Training’ session from 9 am to 3 pm, Tues, Feb 18 at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown, 340 North 3rd St, Phx. $75, includes continental breakfast and lunch with election and campaign finance lawyers. RSVP/Contact: Mike Liburdi at 602-382-6170 or mliburdi@swlaw.com

 

·       Tempe City Council Candidate Matt Papke Thursday schedule:

ü  7:30 am  - Kiwanis Club, 800 E Divot Dr, Tempe, AZ 85283 (map) [clubhouse]

ü  9:30-11am  Fore Fathers,  8707 South Priest Drive, Tempe, (map)

ü  noon - 2:30pm - Lucky Break, 1807 East Baseline Road, Tempe, (map)

ü  3-4:30 pm – Starbucks, 1871 West University Drive Tempe, (map)

ü  5 - 6:30pm – Mijana, 1290 North Scottsdale Road Tempe(map)

·       The Pima County Republican Party Trunk ‘N Tusk Dinner is scheduled at 5 pm, Jan 30 at McMahon’s Steakhouse, 2959 N. Swan Road, Tucson. Tickets:  (520) 321-1492 or hq@pimagop.org

·       AZGOP Candidate Announcements can be sent to repcomm@cox.net for posting in the Briefs.    

·        Full Text: Barack Obama's Remarks At 2014 State Of The Union

·        John-Boehner-Facial Reactions To State-Of-The-Union

·        Fact-Checking-The-2014-State-Of-The-Union-Address

·        Should Obama Be Impeached Over Benghazi?  Poll

·        Joe-Arpaio, Russell-Pearce, Arizona-Republican-Nuts  The Feathered Bastards Viewpoint

·        GOP-Leader-Steps-Down-Citing-Time-Demands-And-Tea-Party    John Mccomish, Who Represents The Ahwatukee Section Of Phoenix And Parts Of Tempe, Chandler And Mesa, Will Run For Justice Of The Peace Instead.

·        Short List Of Providers For Cheap Plans Frustrating To Enrollees

·        Wounded Soldier Humbled By Time In Capitol Spotlight

·        County Pot-Dispensary Zoning Eased    Maricopa County Supervisors Approve Ordinance Allowing Dispensaries In Unincorporated Areas

·        Phoenix Oks Contested Housing For Seniors

·        1st Arizona Flu-Related Child Death In Yuma

·        Arizona Water Resources Chief Steps Down

·        Protesters Try To Enter Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Office

·        Phoenix Fire Chief Bob Khan Announces His Retirement

 

SEEING AZ RED

·        Open Letter To AZ’s U.S. Reps. Considering Amnesty Vote

GILBERT AND GILA WATCHWATCH

·        Gilbert Citizens Won Their Battle Over Religious Freedom Of Expression at the Gilbert School board meeting last night. www.GilbertWatch.com

·        Tomorrow Night, (1/30) the Gilbert Town Council will meet to Vote on Proposed Energy and Green Codes! email councilmembers@gilbertaz.gov

·        Gilbert-Town-Council-Votes-Against-Gilbert-Families Homeowners-Free-Market-Icc-Codes-Pass

FLOYD REPORTS

·        The Startling New Way Big Brother Is Tracking Your Health

·        Watch State-Of-The-Union Protest In Carlsbad, California

ARIZONA FREEDOMALLIANCE

·        Arizona-Legislation  2014 Session

 

RNC/GOP

·        GOP Crafts Plan To Wreck The Country, Lose Voters  Ann Coulter

·        Amnesty - Suicide For Republican Party  …John McCain, the loudest advocate of amnesty in 2006 and 2007, got only 31% of the Hispanic vote when he ran for president in 2008. Any amnesty plan, no matter how it is dressed up, is a formula for more Democratic votes and big-government, big-spending policies   … It’s time for the grassroots to take control of the Republican Party away from the elitists who want to choose our candidates, tell them what to say, and how to vote. Next time, we want a real choice, not an Establishment echo. – Phyllis Schlafly

·        ICE Begs GOP to Meet With Them – Do It! – Five Illegals at SOTU – Democrats Applaud Lawlessness

IMMIGRATION/BORDERS/ILLEGALS

·        House-Republican-Leaders-Face-Challenge-On-Immigration-From-Senate-GOP-Leaders

·        GOP Crafts Plan To Wreck The Country, Lose Voters  Ann Coulter

·        Amnesty - Suicide For Republican Party

·        ICE Begs GOP To Meet With Them – Do It! – Five Illegals At SOTU – Democrats Applaud Lawlessness

·        M3 Report     Updated Daily    Caution: Graphic Photos  

·        AZ Border Defenders     Updated Daily

·        Azborderdefenders  - Hidden Cameras

·        Need2no.Us   Border News Watch: Links To Sites On Matters Of Law Enforcement For Illegal Human And Drug Traffic.

·        The Simple Case For Obama’s Impeachment

·        Congressman Says House Has Enough Votes To Impeach Obama

BENGHAZI

·        Senate State Dept. Retaliated Against Benghazi Witnesses

MILITARY/VETERANS

·        Watch: Seal Ben Smith Drops Koran On Ground

·        Pentagon: U.S. Not Capable Of Detecting Foreign Nuke Threats

·        Pentagon Wants Change To Pension Cut

HILLARY

·        Hillary Clinton A Has Commanding Lead Over Democrats For 2016, Poll Finds

·         Clinton “Regrets” Benghazi: The Shaping Of The Narrative For The 2016 Presidential Campaign Begins:

·        Clinton-Insider-Truth-Needs-Told-Hillary

CONGRESS

·        House-Republican-Leaders-Face-Challenge-On-Immigration-From-Senate-Gop-Leaders

·        Congress Sinking In Polls:  Publicpolicypolling

CULTURAL/RELIGIOUS ISSUES

·        Hollywood’s Muslim Lies

WHITE HOUSE/OBAMA

·        Photo: Presidents-Brother-Malik-Obama-Wears-Kaffiyeh-Declaring-That-Muslims-Will-Destroy-Israel

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