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3-1-14 MCRC Briefs

Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor    repcomm@cox.net

Web Master   John Strasser

 

March 1, 2014

Our national character is based on a common identity with a single ideal, a shared value that overcomes our differences and unites us as a people. – Ronald Reagan

 

·       Gila County Republican Committee Reprimands US House Speaker John Boehner:  In behalf of the Gila County Republican Committee Precinct Committeemen, GCRC Chairman Gary Morris sent the following letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner in late January 2014, with copies to all of the Arizona congressman.  Morris hand delivered a copy to Congressman Paul Gosar at the AZGOP state meeting (Jan 25, 2014) and discuss the issue with him.  GCRC letter:

The Gila County Republican Party must express its utter disappointment regarding your recent December rant reprimanding the Tea Party and other conservative Republicans. Your comments were stunningly negative and disregarded Republican principles.

            Surely you remember the huge Republican victory in 2010 that led to your elevation to Speaker of the House. That election delivered a 63-member Republican gain and was historic in that it was the largest gain in a mid-term election in 70 years. Much of the gain has been attributed to Tea Party support of “conservative” candidates.  It would seem that wise politicians would want to pull those voters who got them elected into the fold an continue winning rather than publically criticize or reprimand them.

            Conservatism does win. For example, my county - Gila County, Arizona -  has been a Democrat voter registration majority as well as a majority of Democrats elected to office since statehood in 1912 – until the elections of 2012.

            The Gila County Republican Committee embraced Tea Party members and other conservatives.  We have coordinated our efforts to get Republicans elected. As a result, the county surpassed the Democrats in voter registrations in 2011 for the first time since 1912. More important, the 2012 elections also saw Republicans equal the number of Democrats elected to office for the first time since 1912. The Sheriff was the first Republican elected in 100 years. We wisely chose to embrace conservatism and we continue winning.  You have foolishly chosen to oppose conservatism and will lose.

            We are also greatly disappointed in your lack of leadership as Speaker on a number of issues including failure to develop a consolidated plan for replacing ObamaCare and failure to implement a Select Committee to investigate the terrorist attack on Benghazi. We are flabbergasted that you would allow a budget that reduces military pensions. You have shown incompetence and impotency as a Leader. You are allowing events to drag you to delayed decisions rather than being pro-active and in front of events.

            Based on your declared intent to oppose conservatism and poor leadership as Speaker, the Gila County Republican Party can no longer support your position as Speaker of the House of Representatives.

-        Gary Morris, Chairman of the Gila County Republican Party.

 

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·       The New Maricopa County Republican Committee Web Address Is: http://maricopa.arizonagop.us  

 

·       Gubernatorial Candidate Sen Al Melvin’s op-ed on SB1062:  Why-I-Support-Religious-Liberty-In-Arizona

 

·       Former Attorney General Grant Woods will be on Fox Newsmaker at 7:30 am, Sun, March 2 with John Hook.

 

·       Jill Norgaard, LD18 House Candidate, has  collected over 1100 signatures -  twice the recommend number for the race." I am humbled by the support and generosity from the precinct committeeman", says Norgaard. "I will work to get the maximum number as it gives me an opportunity to meet and listen to the voters."

 

·       LD17 Received A $1,000 Check from AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham this week for the LD vision, plan and action for 2014.

 

·       The Deadline For The CD4 Art Competition is April 23. Competition is open to all high school students within CD 4. The first place winner will be flown to Washington, D.C. for an awards banquet and will have his or her artwork displayed in the US Capitol Complex for one year. Other awards include college scholarships. Click HERE to learn more about the competition.

 

·       Congressman Paul Gosar:  Last Friday, a non-partisan agency within the Obama Administration reported that two-thirds of small businesses employees will see their health insurance premiums rise due to ObamaCare. This is simply unacceptable. It is completely unfair to those hardworking individuals and families who, thanks to ObamaCare, will take home less of their hard-earned money. They don’t deserve to see their paychecks sliced and diced by an unworkable, unwanted and unaffordable health care law. As the full weight of ObamaCare comes crashing down on small businesses, another 11 million Americans will be squeezed or even crushed beneath its exorbitant costs. That's why we need to replace this law with a free-market, patient-centered alternative like the American Health Care Reform Act. Click HERE to read more.

 

·       Gubernatorial Candidate Sen Al Melvin will address the Hwy 69 Republican on Mon, March 10.

 

·       Volunteers Are Needed for the Sat., March 8 Lincoln Day luncheon at the El-Zaribah Shrine Auditorium, 552 N. 40th St., Phx.  Volunteers are needed to:

·       Set up and decorate :  9 – 11 am.

·       Parking lot volunteers to assist the flow of traffic: 10:30 - 11:30 am.

·       Guest services, includes guest sign in:  10:30 - 11:30 am.

The luncheon starts at 11:30 am.  Volunteers will be released from their assignments as early as possible so that they may enjoy the PC appreciation luncheon. Contact: Andrew Costanzo andrew@theirishgifthouse.com  480 677-0697.

 

·       Shane Wikfors, Arizona’s ‘Americans for Prosperity’ Communications Director, will be on the

·       8 am, Sun, March 2 - Brahm Resnik on TV-12's Sunday Square Off

·       1 pm, Sun, March 2 - Lisa Pandone Benson on KKNT-960 AM

 

·       Huckabee will feature Cathi Herrod 6 pm, Sun March 2, on the Fox News Channel. She also appeared on the show last night.

 

·       A Fundraiser For Maricopa City Council Candidate Marty Hermanson is scheduled at 6:30 pm, March 8 will be hosted by Bridger Kimball.  Contact: brendahermansongarza@yahoo.com

 

·       On Thursday, CD4 Congressman Paul Gosar became a co-sponsor of the Critical Access Hospital Relief Act of 2014, which would repeal the 96 hour pre-certification rule that requires physicians at Critical Access Hospitals to pre-certify when a patient is admitted that they do not expect the patient to stay more than 96 hours. If the physician cannot certify this, the patient must be transferred or the hospital will not receive reimbursement from the federal government.

Gosar said, “As a health care provider for 25 years, I know the 96 hour pre-certification rule is absurd and jeopardizes the health of anyone living in a rural community. In the Fourth District, this threat is all too real, as the nearest hospital in some areas is almost 100 miles away. Folks who are sick and need immediate medical attention shouldn’t be turned away just because the doctor can’t say with absolute certainty they won’t require care for more than 96 hours.

“This dangerous new guidance, which was created and is enforced by faceless bureaucrats in Washington, interferes with the patient-physician relationship; these bureaucrats aren’t considering what’s best for the patient. This only exacerbates the problems that rural communities already face when it comes to accessing quality care and recruiting high quality physicians. If physicians are no longer reimbursed for providing their services as a result of this new regulation, then quality doctors will no longer seek employment at Critical Access Hospitals. Click HERE to read more.

 

·       Gubernatorial Candidate Frank Riggs supports expanding Empowerment Scholarship Accounts which put 90% of a child’s per-pupil funding directly into the hands of parents, who know best how to use it according to their child’s unique education needs.  Riggs also favors eliminating school district monopolies and bureaucracy by making every school a “choice school” based on the charter school model, with a governing board and principal responsible for the academic and financial performance of the school, and decisions involving funding, personnel and curriculum.   

 

·       Viet Nam US NAVY Veteran Gordon Brown will address the high rate of suicides among returning veterans at 6:30 pm, Mon, March 3 at the Arizona Project mtg, 3375 E. Shea Blvd, Phx. Contact: Chr Ron Ludders  602-677-1496.

 

·       CD1 Candidate Andy Kwasmann will appear at 2 pm, March 2 at Pima County Oro Valley House Party, 708 W Placita Vega Vista, Oro Valley.  Contact: Jennifer, 520-575-0631  To arrange an appearance  contact:  Lynne lynne@adamkwasman.com

 

·       Gubernatorial Candidate Ken Bennett, incumbent Sen Michele Reagan, Attorney General candidate Mark Brnovich and Treasurer candidate Jeff DeWitt will highlight the 10:30 am, March 15 meeting of the Paradise Republican Women’s Club at the Gainey Ranch Golf Club in Scottsdale.  Lunch reservations: Linda Brickman 602-330-9422 Luvbug1611@Cox.Net  Www.Prwc.Org

 

·       The Paradise Republican Women’s Club will host Secretary of State candidate Wil Cardon, Supt of Public Instruction candidate Diane Douglas,  and AZ Corporation Commission candidates Tom Forese and Doug Little at the 10:30 am, April 12 meeting scheduled at the Gainey Ranch Golf Club in Scottsdale. Lunch reservations: Linda Brickman 602-330-9422 Luvbug1611@Cox.Net  Www.Prwc.Org

 

·       Secretary Of State Candidate Wil Cardon recently commented, “In addition to Joe Biden and other national Democrats coming to Arizona to help liberals raise money, we know there is national Super PAC funded by radical left-wing billionaires like George Soros that is planning on targeting the Arizona Secretary of State race. We absolutely cannot allow the Secretary of State's office to be controlled by liberals who do not believe in protecting the integrity of our elections. A liberal like Terry Goddard in the Secretary of State's office would have a serious impact on the conduct and quality of our elections in Arizona.

 

·       The Paradise Republican Women’s Club “New Members Welcome Tea” is scheduled from 2-4 pm, April 5. Special guests include Rae Chornenky, immediate past president of the National Federation of Republican Women, AZ FRW president Mary E. Williams, AZFRW second vice-president Joan Lang; and AZ Republican National Committeewoman Sharon Giese.  Contact:  Membership Chairman Lisa Little at 602-478-6588   lexxe@cox.net

 

·       Darryl Jacobson-Barnes has announced candidacy for the Kyrene Justice of the Peace position. Darryl Jacobson-Barnes

 

·       The Sun Lakes Republican Club will host gubernatorial candidates Sen Al Melvin and former county attorney Andrew Thomas at 6:30 pm, March 11, in the Arizona Room of the Sun Lakes Country Club, 245601 N Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes.  Rep JD Mesnard will also discuss his sponsorship of Article V bills.  Contact: Mike Tennant 480-802-0178.

 

·       AZ GOP Chair Robert Graham introducing State Senator Kimberly Yee at the Phoenix Yee Fung Toy New Year's Banquet.

 

·       Contracts To Buy Previously-Owned Homes rose 0.1% in January, lower than the 2% increase Wall Street anticipated. Meanwhile, sales were down 9% from the same period the year prior.  FoxBusiness.com

 

·       Luke Air Force Base Open  House & Air Show schedule  March 15 and 16.  This is the first show in three years. See restrictions, what’s allowed on base, what’s not.  Free Admission.  Parking Fee $10. Displays.  9 a.m. - gates open, static aircraft viewable, vendors open; 11 am to 4 pm - air shows; 6 pm gates closed. 

·       ALIS-And-RTS: -Tools-For-The-Politically-Active  If you need somebody to set up an account for you at the Capitol contact Jose Borrajero (joseb4538@gmail.com) or Pat O’Malley (pat.o@azcitrus.com)

 

·       County Committee Lincoln Day Events:

·       March 8 - Maricopa County Lincoln Day Lunch  11 am Registration, Luncheon 11:30 am.,  El–Zaribah Shrine Auditorium, 552 N. 40th St., Phoenix

·       March 15 - Gila County Lincoln Day Luncheon  11:30 am, Tiny's Family Restaurant, 600 E Hightway 260, Payson.

 

·       LD17 Need Volunteers to work their voter registration table at the Ostrich Festival in Chandler. Volunteers are needed:

·       March 7: 2 – 4 pm,  4-6 pm, and 6-7:30 pm

·       March 8: 10 am to noon, noon to 2 pm, 2-4 pm, and 4-6:30 pm

·       March 9:  10 an to noon, noon to 2 pm, 2-4 pm, 4 to 6 pm.

Contact: Sandi at sbartlett5@cox.net

 

 

Calendar:

·       March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 - The Red Pill Radio Blog Talk Show. (Sun) 7-8 pm, WBTN.  Call-in number:  (914) 338-1458. Hosts: Reymundo Torres, Sergio Arellano and Jose Borrajero - topics of interest to conservative Latinos. Call-in number:  (914) 338-1458.  http://www.blogtalkradio.com/webuiltthatnetwork/red-pill-approved-radio    RedPillApprovedWBTN  

 

·        Jim Brown-Switches From CD1 To CD2 Race

 

·        Abysmal Ambassadorial Nominations by Sen John McCain … No, the sole criteria that has gotten these individuals nominated is their wealth and their willingness to give large portions of it to President Obama and the Democratic Party.

 

·        CNN: McCain-Prods-GOP-Leaders-On Immigration

·        Sicilian Mob Boss Sent Hit Man To Kill Giuliani: Italian Media

·        AZRRT-Results-Of-Recent-Votes    Jose Borrajero's Page

·        I Worked So Hard To Get That Title   Spoof

·        Reid-Hammered-By-GOP-After-Claiming-All-Obamacare-Horror-Stories-Untrue

·        AZ-Union-Membership-Rate-Ranks-41st-In-Nation

·        Tiny-Town-Outside-Grand-Canyon-Outlines-Its-Future

·        Ariz. Bracing For Citrus-Destroying Insects

·        Arizona Has Heard Super Bowl Threats Before

·        Cruz-Lee-Among-Top-Scorers-In-ACU-Conservative-Survey  Matt Salmon (AZ) Scores 100%

·        Texas Gov. Rick Perry: The Tone From This President Is Troubling (+Video)

·        Levin: Obama Has No ‘Constitutional Authority To Do Half Of What He’s Doing’ (+Video)

·        Girl Scouts CEO ‘Misleading And Deceitful,’ Say Angry Moms (+Video)

·        April-21-Trial-Set-For-Minuteman-Movement-Founder

·        Rain Imperils Big Valley Weekend Events

·        Author Touts U.S. Parks To Minorities

·        Influential Arizona Activist Herrod A Political Force Behind The Scenes The uproar over SB 1062 brought attention to the woman whom many say is Arizona’s 31st senator.

·        Sinema Huddling With Top Advisers On ‘Options’

·        Frustrated States Fight Federal Overreach

·        Tying-Statehood-And-Education-Funding-Together    Payson School Board Member

·        Rep. Kyrsten Sinema Mum On Race For Pastor Seat

·        Election-Law Foes Decry Move To Keep It Off Ballot

·        Ex-Sheriff Candidate Joins Anti-Trafficking Drive

·        A Look At Key Moments In Gov. Jan Brewer's Career

·        Authorities Seek Information In Pronghorn Doe Poaching

·        Arizona Bracing For Citrus-Destroying Insects

·        Tax Relief For Shops Near Light-Rail Extensions

·        How Trade Has Fared With 20 Years Of NAFTA

·        Biden In Scottsdale To Push Health Law

·        Election-Law Foes Decry Move

·        Use-Of-Force Policies To Be Released Soon

·        Eatery Posts Right-To-Refuse-Lawmakers Sign

·        Ex-Sheriff Candidate Joins Anti-Trafficking Drive

·        Spotlight Of SB 1062 Swings To New Bill

·        Phoenix Vying For 2016 GOP Convention

·        Gov. Brewer Signs Elections-Overhaul Repeal

·        Davis-Monthan’s Future Is Cloudy

·        Problems Found With Scales At Tucson Gem Show

 

 

IMMIGRATION/BORDERS/ILLEGALS

·        CNN: McCain-Prods-GOP-Leaders-On Immigration

·        Two-Illegals-Sentenced-For $1.4-Million-Food-Stamp-Fraud

·        M3 Report     Updated Daily    Caution: Graphic Photos  

·        Remember 1986

·        AZ Border Defenders     Updated Daily

·        Azborderdefenders  - Hidden Cameras

·        Need2no.Us   Border News Watch:

SECOND AMENDMENT/GUN RIGHTS

·        ATF-Grilled-By-Lawmakers-Over-Another-Gun-Operation-Snafu

·        Is-The-ATF-Using-Tactics-Akin-To-Fast-And-Furious-At-Home-To-Undermine-Gun-Rights-Darrel-Issa-Thinks-So

CAMPAIGNS/ELECTIONS

·        Guess Who’s Been Proven Right Again? Sarah Palin Mocked In 2008 For Suggesting Russia Could Invade Ukraine (+Video)

·        Biden To Democrats: Don’t Apologize In 2014

FRAUD

·        Two-Illegals-Sentenced-For $1.4-Million-Food-Stamp-Fraud

MEDIA

·        Watch What Bill Maher Said That Made Disgusted Bill Kristol Shout, ‘That’s Total Bulls**T!’

·        Bill O’Reilly Challenges Valerie Jarrett: Get Jay-Z, ‘All These Gangsta Rappers, To Knock It Off’

·        FCC Quietly Kills Controversial Newsroom Study

·        Susan-Rice-Still-Lying And Media Doesn't Care

IMPEACHMENT

·        Krauthammer: If Obama Was A Republican He’d Be Impeached

BENGHAZI

·        Susan-Rice-Still-Lying

·        Rep-Trey-Gowdy; Calls-Susan-Rice-Stunningly, Arrogant

MILITARY/VETERANS

·        President-Obama -Find-And-Free-Sgt-Bowe-Bergdahl-P-O-W-Since-June-30-2009-In Afghanistan

·        Taliban-Talk-Suspension ON American Pow

·        Five-Afghan-Taliban-Offered-Prisoner-Exchange-For Sgt-Bowe-Bergdahl

 

·        Special Ops Chief: Al Qaeda Threat Is Much Broader Today

·        Actor Gary Sinise Treats 50 Wounded Warriors To Disneyland

·        Obama Robs The Military To Pay For The Lazy

HILLARY

·        Trove Of Clinton White House Papers Released

·        Clinton Files: Advisers Pushed To ‘Humanize’ Hillary, Soften ‘Stern’ Image

·        Hillary-Clinton-To-Nw-Media: Go-To-Hell  No Coverage Allowed In Seattle

TERRORIST

·        Special Ops Chief: Al Qaeda Threat Is Much Broader Today

·        Al-Qaeda Rebels In Syria Tell Christians To Pay Up Or Die

COURTS

·        The 9th Circuit Court Hates America And Our Freedoms

·        Hidden Camera Footage Surfaces Of Supreme Court Debate

·        Federal Appeals Court: Schools Can Ban Students From Wearing American Flag T-Shirts In Order To Prevent Violence

CONGRESS

·        Harry Reid Says All Of The Negative Obamacare Stories Are Untrue

·        Harry Reid Gets An Earful From Obamacare Victims

·        Krauthammer: Harry-Give-It-Up

·        Susan-Rice-Still-Lying

·        Trey-Gowdy: I-Get-Tougher-Questions-At-A-Bojangles-Drive-Thru-Than-NBC-Asked-Of-Susan-Rice

·        ATF-Grilled-By-Lawmakers-Over-Another-Gun-Operation-Snafu

·        What The House-Oversight-Committee-Ask-Lois-Lerners-Empty-Chair

·        Real-People-With-Real-Problems-Refute-Reid-Claim: Obamacare-‘Horror-Stories

·        Cruz-Lee-Among-Top-Scorers-In-ACU-Conservative-Survey

·        Trey Gowdy, Jason Chaffetz: Not Giving Lois Lerner Immunity But…Can’t Do Much Else Either

·        Congress Recalling Former IRS Official Lois Lerner, Who Took The Fifth: ‘If We Have To Hold Her In Contempt, So Be It’

CULTURAL/RELIGIOUS ISSUES

·        Muslims Burn Christian Youths To Ashes

·        Muslims Impose Taxes And Sharia On Christians

WELFARE

·        Two-Illegals-Sentenced-For $1.4-Million-Food-Stamp-Fraud

·        Obama Robs The Military To Pay For The Lazy

ECONOMY

·        Steve Moore Demolishes The Argument For A Higher Minimum Wage

GLOBAL WARMING

·        Greenpeace Co-Founder Demolishes Liberals’ ‘Cult-Like’ Agenda On Global Warming, Climate Change

EDUCATION

·        Tenn. State University Requires Students To Wear Trackable IDs (+Video)

·        Federal Appeals Court: Schools Can Ban Students From Wearing American Flag T-Shirts In Order To Prevent Violence

OBAMACARE/HEALTH

·        Harry Reid Says All Of The Negative Obamacare Stories Are Untrue

·        Harry Reid Gets An Earful From Obamacare Victims

·        Pressure-Rises-As-Obamacare-Nears-Enrollment Deadline

·        3 Things You Don’t Know About Obamacare That Could Hurt You

·        Real-People-With-Real-Problems-Refute-Reid-Claim: Obamacare-‘Horror-Stories

VICE PRESIDENT

·        Biden-Tries-Sign-Canadian-Woman-For Obamacare

WHITE HOUSE/OBAMA

·        Obamas Set New Record For Vacation Travel Expenses; Stonewalled Documents Finally Released

·        Obama Is Disarming America

·        Obama Changed The Country

·        Obama-Responds-To-Russia-Heckler: What-The-Heck-Are-You-Talking-About

·        Self-Identified Obama Supporter Delivers A Must-See Critique Of The President

·        Michelle Obama: America’s Moms Are ‘Confused And Bewildered,’ ‘Defeated’ By Grocery Shopping (+Video)

·        President-Obama -Find-And-Free-Sgt-Bowe-Bergdahl-P-O-W-Since-June-30-2009-IN Afghanistan

INTERNATIONAL

·        Obama ‘Playing With Weak Hand’ On Ukraine

·        Charles Krauthammer Gets Inside Putin's Head,

·        Putin Acts, Obama Affirms  By William Kristol

·        What I Saw-At Sochi-Olympics- And Learned-About Russia

·        Crimean-Leader-Claims-Control-Military-Police

·        Sarah Palin Jabs With ‘Told-Ya-So’ On Russian Invasion Of Ukraine

·        CFR’s Gelb: U.S. Administration Has No Idea ‘What Is Happening’ In Egypt

·        U.S. Intelligence Sees Libya Out Of Control For Another 1-To-2 Years

·        ‘Golden Days’ Over For Hamas As Cash Flow From Iran, Qatar Dries Up

·        Al Qaida Attacks Sinai Gas Pipeline For Fourth Time This Year

·        Israeli Dismisses U.S. Security Proposal For W. Bank As ‘Non-Starter’

 

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