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"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse."                                                                                                                                                                            John Stuart Mill

 

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2014 Election - Pima County - Propositions / Judges / and Others

The Alliance of Principled Conservatives has been asked to offer an opinion and endorsement of the various propositions and candidates on the Pima County ballot.  So here you go:
YES - Prop 122 - Rejection of Unconstitutional Federal actions
YES - Prop 303 - Use of experimental drugs for teminally ill
YES - Prop 304 - Increase legislative salaries
NO - Prop 415 -  Doggie Taj Mahal Bond

NO - all budget overrides for public schools.  
NO - No on all Judges.  Don't worry, only the bad ones will be removed from the bench.

Water Board
YES - Novak Cesare, Karen
YES - Mehl, Wesley

City of Tucson - TUSD School Board
YES - Compos-Fleenor, Debe, TUSD School Board
YES - Hicks, Mike, TUSD School Board

Vote Republican for All State Candidates
LD9 - Leave ALL Bubbles Blank.  Why not start holding the elected accountable NOW not next time?
LD10 - Vote all R's
LD2 - Vote all R's
LD14 - Vote all R's
LD11 - Vote all R's

Christine Bauserman, Chair
Frank Antenori, Co-Chair 






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THE  BLACKLIST   Blacklist.pdf
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Election Analysis - More 'Good Guys' Win 

     

SurrenderThe 2014 primary election results show that the grassroots has prevailed against the power and money of the Governor.

Results are at the end of this email.
Our own Brewer is the first Governor in History to actively work to divide her own party. It is her Legacy. 

In the last month of the primary Brewer endorsed an entire slate of candidates all on the Alliance of Principled Conservatives BLACKLIST.  APC has a "Good Guy" list of principled Republicans compiled by Republicans
across the State. Brewer dumped almost a million to save  her 'Legacy.' 

 

Bottom line: She saved her incumbents we saved ours. 

 

The grassroots did prevent Brewer from increasing her coalition. 

  • Brewer did save every legislator who voted for 'her' Obamacare Medicaid Expansion. 
  • We did save our principled conservatives that she was trying to take out.
  • We won every 'open' seat.  
  • We prevented Brewer from increasing her coalition.

Governor Brewer endorsed 21 candidates and won a mere nine and lost twelve.  All incumbents. Brewer did not win any 'open' seats. 

The Alliance endorsed 30 candidates, we won 22, we lost only 8.

Note: LD28 is only seven votes apart and will be a +1 for either side depending on who wins.

 

Results: 

Brewer Endorsed:

Purple means they won a primary race for the 'Brewer Legacy' side:

LD8     Frank Pratt 

LD8     T.J. Shope

LD15   Heather Carter           

LD16   Doug Coleman

LD18   Rob Robson

LD18   Jeff Dial, Senate

LD25   Bob Worsley, Senate

LD28   Katie Brophy McGee

SOS -Michele Reagan

LD28   Mary Hamway  - still counting

LD9     Ethan Orr  - uncontested

LD1     Steve Pierce, Senate - uncontested

LD28   Adam Driggs, Senate  - uncontested

LD11    Jo Grant      

LD11    Scott Bartle, Senate

LD13    Diane Landis - running against incumbents

LD14    Susan Syfert  - running against incumbents

LD16   Taylor McArthur, Senate

LD18    David Phineas

LD20    Bill Adams - running against incumbents

LD20    Justin Henry, Senate

LD23    Effie Carlson  

LD23    Bob Littlefield

LD23    Jeff Schwartz, Senate

 

Alliance of Principled Conservatives 'Good Guy' List:  

Red means they won the primary election- for the RIGHT side:

Sonny Borreilli            LD5
Irene Littleton             LD8, Senate

Steve Smith                LD11, Senate

Vince Leach               LD11
Mark Finchem            LD11

Steve Montenegro      LD13
Darin Mitchell             LD13
David Gowan             LD14
David Stevens            LD14
David Burnell Smith    LD15
David Farnsworth       LD16, Senate
Kelly Townsend          LD16 
Jill Norgaard               LD18

Paul Boyer                  LD20  
Anthony Kern             LD20
John Kavanaugh          LD23, Senate 
Jay Lawrence              LD23
Michelle Ugenti           LD23

Jeff DeWit                  Treasurer

Diane Douglas            Superintendent

Tom Forese               Corporate Commission

Doug Little                 Corporate Commission

Shawnna Bolick          LD28 - still counting

Sam Medrano             LD5

Darla Dawald,             LD8

John Allen                   LD15

John Fillmore               LD16
Tom Morrissey            LD18, Senate

John King                    LD18
Dr. Ralph Heap           LD25, Senate

 

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SurrenderAs we race to the finish line in just a few hours I wanted to take a second to congratulate all of you for the wicked awesomeness that is all of you this primary season!  

 

You continue to astonish the State and you are being noticed Nationwide because nothing is stopping you from standing up for your basic Constitutional rights of Free Speech, Individual Liberties, and State Sovereignty. 

  • We said we didn't want Obamacare in 2009. 
  • We said "we will adamantly oppose those who compromise our core values for short term political expediency" in resolutions all over the state. 
  • We shocked the Brewercrats with primary candidates. 
  • We worked tirelessly for these candidates. 

Your efforts are noticed and the grassroots is now being reported in the Washington Times and Politico.  It may take a few cycles but they get it - we will not stand by and watch the surrender of Arizona to the Progressive-Liberal-Agenda.
 

Tonight, we will win some and we will lose some but we stood and we fought and we do have their attention ... because you are Wicked Awesome!

 

Have a great Primary Night! Enjoy!


Christine Bauserman and Frank Antenori  

The Alliance of Principled Conservatives

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Walk of Shame #1 - Brewer Team - Robson the Cheating Thief  
Here is a clearly altered picture of Bob Robson's Walk of Shame Aug 18, 2014 


The picture is altered the facts are not.  Robson was cited 
late Monday with a Class 2 Misdemeanor for stealing yard signs! The Maricopa County Sheriffs Department cited the thieving Legislator for violating section 16-1019A - tampering with campaign signs and set a court date for September 2, 2014 in the San Marco Court, presided over by Judge Frankle at 9:00 am.  The story below has additional details. 

Recent stories of the amount of money Governor Brewer is giving to those who commit to supporting her 'Legacy' of OBrewercare and Common Core are empowering the Brewer Team to commit crimes to protect the Obamacare Medicaid Expansion. 



Clearly altered and fake picture of Bob Robson, LD18 candidate



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Remove Bob Robson – Cheating Thief of LD18 

VOTE for John King and Jill Norgaard for LD18 House -  Tom Morrissey for LD18 Senate

Arizona Legislator Rob Robson, recently endorsed by Governor Brewer, was cited late Monday with a Class 2 Misdemeanor for stealing yard signs! The Maricopa County Sheriffs Department cited the thieving Legislator for violating section 16-1019A - tampering with campaign signs and set a court date for September 2, 2014 in the San Marco Court, presided over by Judge Frankle at 9:00 am.

Robson received $15,000 from Governor Brewer who refers to all who have promised to keep Obamacare and Common Core in Arizona as "responsible, considerate Republicans."  Suspending the Rules is considerate?  I call that cheating. Spending more money than Arizona taxpayers make and pay in taxes to the state is responsible?  I call that stealing. Only the Governor who calls a Special Session to pass a budget that is in-between committee could make these statements with a straight face.

Bob Robson was harshly  censured by the Republican Party throughout Arizona for a list of votes which violate the core Republican principles of limited government and individual liberties including Obamacare Medicaid Expansion, Common Core, and increasing spending leaving Arizona taxpayers with a potential tax increase.  Robson cheated in the Special Session when he voted to suspend the rules of the house to force OBrewercare Medicaid Expansion on Arizona.

Robson was then BLACKLISTED by the grassroots in Arizona and two excellent conservative candidates, John King and Jill Norgaard,  stepped up to primary him in legislative district 18.

Throughout LD18 'Arrow of Truth' signs begin popping up next to Robson's signs with simple 'Voted for Obamacare' and an arrow pointing to the signs. The signs began disappearing so a team sat one night and witnessed Robson

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Arrow of Truth

and an accomplice working as a team removing the signs and destroying them before disposing of them.  They captured the vehicle leaving the scene with a license plate clearly reading "ROBSON". The investigation is still ongoing.

'Tidy the Tent' in Arizona.  Remove BOB ROBSON - Cheating Thief of LD18.  And Don't Dial his buddy.

VOTE for John King and Jill Norgaard for LD18 House -  Tom Morrissey for LD18 Senate.

    

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NO Thanks Heather Carter - a Cheating Politician!

LD15 - Vote for Allen and David Burnell-Smith 

 

Heather Carter has been Censured by the Republican Party and BLACKLISTED by the grassroots.

 

Heather Carter cheats to get her way.  She suspended the rules of the House to force Arizona to accept the Obamacare Medicaid Expansion and Common Core and spent the next nine hours voting with the Democrats on spending that gave Arizona a budget with a half a billion dollar structural deficit. 

It is time to hold those we elect accountable for their votes. 

 

Arizona does not want what Heather Carter is offering. The Crony Capitalists and greedy lobbyists support Carter but what is she offering the hard-working taxpayers in Arizona? 

 

All the wrong things.

 

Heather Carter is offering the Obamacare Medicaid Expansion, OBrewercare, Common Core, and more-more-more Taxes.

  • Taxes were raised, thanks to Heather Carter.
  • Property taxes were raised, thanks to Heather Carter.
  • The requirement to prove you are a United States Citizen to receive entitlements is gone - thanks to Heather Carter.
  • Abortion funding with your taxpayer money was restored in 2013 - thanks to Heather Carter.

Heather Carter is wrong for Arizona. Say 'No Thanks Heather Carter.'

 

Vote for Allen and David Burnell-Smith in the legislative district 15 Republican Primary. 

 

Heather Carter cheats to get her way.  She voted with eight other Republican legislators to suspend the rules of the House and over the next nine hours she voted for OBrewercare and spending giving Arizona a budget with a half a billion dollar structural deficit. It is time to hold those we elect accountable for their votes. 

 

Heather Carter has been Censured by her own Party and BLACKLISTED by the grassroots.

 

Read about all her votes here

  

State Blacklist -Arizona 2014 Elections

It is time for all Republicans to take a stand and hold those we elect accountable

The mission of the Alliance of Principled Conservatives is clear.  We need to stop listening to the excuses, reject the victim mentality, and fight for Arizona.  We have principled candidates in the Arizona Republican primaries whom we must elect. We have to STOP the legistraitors now before they climb the political ladder and run for higher office where they can inflict significant damages and the cost to stop them increases.

The 2014 primaries are where we can stop the full surrender of Arizona that Governor Brewer and 15 LegisTraitors forced upon us.  

Please print out this sheet and the BLACKLIST. Distribute door –to-door.  Take it to every debate, forum, event and put it on everyone’s chairs.  Put it on counters at businesses.  This election will change Arizona.

TREASURER - NO VOTE for Hugh Hallman

Hallman is for the Obamacare Medicaid Expansion.

Hugh is not a Principled Conservative because he does not understand the separation of powers:

Hallman has said he believes the state treasurer should be a financial advocate to "get our budget back in balance . "   

Identity crisis - He is too focused on being the Governor and will not do the job as Treasurer.  He filed to run for TTreGovernor and when he realized he could not win he changed his race but his poster – only changed the word!

NO VOTE for Randy Pullen, former GOP chair

Randy Pullen is not a Principled Conservative and he fully supports Brewer’s policies of expanding the Federal Government in Arizona benefiting Crony-Capitalists.

Randy Pullen fully supported the 1% sales tax increase and he still does. “As Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party, I supported our Governor in passing a temporary sales tax increase …”

Randy Pullen became Brewer’s poster boy for OBrewercare and his glowing praise was mailed to every PC to stop us from passing the resolutions.  Here is a copy of  ‘Follow the Governor’s Lead’ http://www.restoringarizona.com/article/a-letter-from-randy-pullen.

Randy wants to be the Governor.  Stop him now.


SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION - NO VOTE for John Huppenthal 

  Huppenthal is for Common Core 

CORPORATE COMMISSIONER

    NO VOTE for Lucy Mason 
    NO VOTE for Vernon Parker

Secretary of State - NO Vote Michele Reagan

Michele Reagan has a bad pattern that is not Republican and is not Principled

  • Michele Reagan voted to not notify a parent when their own child was going to have an abortion, 2006 HB2666-Notarization Parental Consent for Abortions.
  • Michele Reagan voted to teach sex education to kindergarteners, 2009 HB2544.
  • Michele Reagan voted FOR Obamacare Medicaid Expansion, 2013 SB1492.
  • Michele Reagan voted to give entitlements to illegal immigrants by removing the Proof of Citizenship Requirement, 2013 SB1492.
  • Michele Reagan voted for budgets that spent more money then she knew she had 04, 08, 13.
  • Michele Reagan voted in 2004, 2008, and 2013 with a handful of Republicans and ALL the Democrats for a Democrat deficit budget. 

It is time for all Republicans to take a stand and hold those we elect accountable. 


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The Bad Pattern Michele Reagan

Do NOT vote for Michele Reagan. She sold the Republicans out.

It is time for all Republicans to take a stand and hold those we elect accountable.

Michele Reagan has a bad pattern that is not Republican and is not Principled

    -    Michele Reagan voted to not notify a parent when their own child was to have an abortion.
    -    Michele Reagan voted to teach sex education to kindergartners.
    -    Michele Reagan voted FOR Obamacare Medicaid Expansion.
    -    Michele Reagan voted to give entitlements to illegal immigrants by removing the Proof of Citizenship Requirement. 
    -    Michele Reagan voted for budgets that spent more money then she knew she had.

    -    Michele Reagan voted in 2004, 2008, and 2013 with a handful of Republicans and ALL the Democrats for a Democrat deficit budget. 
But she is really nice.  And she wants to be one step away from being the Governor of Arizona.

                                                                               It is time to hold Republicans accountable.

Michele Reagan's Unprincipled Legislative Record:
2013: Republican Legislative Districts and Counties CENSURED Michele Reagan saying:

“we therefore disassociate ourselves from the governor and these legislators, and encourage other Republicans to likewise disassociate themselves from any of the above who may be candidates for any office in the upcoming 2014 elections, or any election thereafter, and affirm our withholding of support of all kinds.”

2006:  Michele votes to stop the notarization of parents when a child wants an abortion joining with 100% of the Democrat caucus and 2 other Republicans on HB 2666 - Notarized Parental Consent for Abortions.

2013: Michele voted for the Obamacare Medicaid Expansion. Then she voted against it.   

Michele votes ‘YEA’ for Obrewercare, SB1492, joining 5 Republicans and all the Democrats, in the middle of the night, after Senator McComish makes a motion to suspend the rules, to stop Senate President Andy Biggs from trying to save Arizona from the train-wreck that is Obamacare. 

Michele changes her reason for her vote but now she is saying, “I voted for the Andy Biggs budget.”

No she did not.  Andy Biggs' budget was modified so badly that even he voted against it.

 

2009:  Michele sponsors a bill to teach sex education in the Kindergarten classroom, HB2544.

 

2008: In 2008 Michele voted for a deficit producing budget, ‘YEA’ with three Republicans, 100% of the Democrats, and Governor Napolitano on HB2209 to pass by a 31 YEA to 29 NAY vote.

(No Republican that voted for the 2004 or 2008 budget is serving in an elected office except for Michele.)

 

2004: Democrat budget: Michele voted ‘YEA’ with 14 Republicans for Democrat Janet Napolitano’s budget to raise the state budget more than a billion dollars.

Resolutions were passed by every district but one demanding her loyalty to Republican planks saying:

"Do not sell out our Republican principles and the promise of 3 years funding that will benefit a few special interests at the cost of our State sovereignty and our core Republican values. We will adamantly oppose those who compromise our core values for short term political expediency."

She sold YOU OUT.  Did you mean it?  Do NOT vote for Michele Reagan.

It is time for all Republicans to take a stand and hold those we elect accountable for their votes.

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The Alliance of Principled Conservatives

The Blacklist – 2014 Elections

 

PHASE I – Goodbye LegisTraitors

In the 2013 legislative session Governor Jan Brewer led 15 Republicans a.k.a. the Brewercrats to join with 100% of the Democrats in passing liberal progressive policies that harm economic growth.  They passed Medicaid Expansion, Obrewercare, Common Core and then increased taxes and spending by hundreds of millions of dollars giving Arizona a budget with a structural deficit of 400 million dollars.  They refused 48 Republican offered compromises.

Most of the Brewercrats are in heavy republican districts where it is extremely difficult for a republican to lose in the general election.  Five of the six traitorous Senators are in “strong republican” districts with double-digit republican leads meaning they are not even competitive in the general election. Four of the nine Representatives have double-digit leads.  Twelve of the traitors are in districts considered non-competitive because they have over a 4% republican voter registration.

We do not accept the excuses for these traitors, we reject the victim mentality, and we are fighting for Arizona.  

The grassroots has fielded conservative candidates across the state to defeat the LegisTraitors and keep Arizona Red.

15 Total LegisTraitors

  • 3 – only 3 with no Primaries
  • 3 – Gone, Surrendered, moved, running for State Office
  • 9 –have Primaries

 

PHASE II – NO Thanks Future Brewercrats  

The LegisTraitors fight back and have fielded candidates to continue their campaign to turn Arizona Purple.  Heather Carter, Kate Brophy-McGee, Jeff Dial, and Rob Robson are actively fundraising and campaigning to elect new members to continue to shove the Obama-agenda down our throats.  Yes it is true. Sitting legislators are trying to replace incumbent candidates in their own party.

 

PHASE III –Leave the Bubble Blank

A NO Vote is a Vote. The grassroots did not field candidates against three of the LegisTraitors.  Leave the bubble blank and let your voice of complaint be heard. 


 
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 "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse."                                       John Stuart Mill

 



LegisTraitor Season Opens in the Republican Primaries

This is a war within the Republican Party but it's not a new war and it did not begin in 2013.  Ronald Reagan did not start nor did he end this war in the 1980s. Ever hear of Rockefeller? Rockefeller is now RINO and Reagan's name is interchanged with Goldwater and if you start this conversation you will hear mutterings of a guy named George Mason and his admonishment that the rights given to the federal government never surmount those given to the people. From Braveheart's war cry "Freedom" to Moses pleading "Let my people go" the desire to simply live free is inherent. 

 

The Republican Party in Arizona is today's battleground. 

 

Governor Brewer has formed team Coalition of Corruption consisting of 15 LegisTraitors and all the Democrats.  Team color is purple. They are attacking our Party planks of individual liberty and state sovereignty

 

The grassroots in Arizona is fighting back fielding Principled Conservatives to take out the LegisTraitors and restore a true Republican majority. 

 

We have a simple requirement:  vote like a Republican.

 

Ten sitting incumbents are facing primary challengers.  Two surrendered when faced with the reality of the grassroots assault and wisely decided not to run for re-election.

 

LD             Good Guys - Vote 'YES'                           LegisTraitor Black List

 

8                      Darla Dawald                                      T.J. Shope and Frank Pratt

15      David Burnell Smith joins John Allen                        Heather Carter

16       John Fillmore joins Kelly Townsend                         Doug Coleman

28                     Shawnna Bolick                                        Kate Brophy-McGee

18              John King and Jill Norgaard                                 Rob Robson

25                       Ralph Heap                                                   Bob Worsley

18                      Tom Morrissey                                               Jeff Dial

(Tom Morrissey's campaign announcement led to the surrender of John McComish.)

 

Link:  Primary the LegisTraitors

 

Four of the LegisTraitors are not running in 2014. 

- Michelle shame-to-the-name-Reagan wants a reward for her treachery with a promotion to Secretary of State. 

- Rich Crandall moved and was replaced by good guy David Farnsworth (who we must re-elect). 

- John McComish quickly surrendered when faced with primary candidate Tom Morrissey.

- Doris Goodale conceded her health could not withstand the grassroots assault and surrendered.

All our Principled Conservatives need and deserve your help! 

                                                                   Arizona is worth Fighting For. 
                                                 Join the Alliance to fight for a conservative majority in 2014.

  



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War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and p
atriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. 

The War for Arizona – The Coalition of Corruption                           

Arizona is a conservative state full of fiercely patriotic citizens who prize individual rights, limited government, and fiscal sanity.  A friend recently surmised that Arizona may also be one of the most corrupt States due to the fact that we find ourselves at the mercy of a finger wagging Governor and 15 legislators who sold out Arizona to the Obama agenda.

The conclusion that Arizona is a conservative corrupt state is because in the 2013 legislative session Governor Jan Brewer led the 15 Republican Legistraitors to form a corrupt coalition with 100% of the Democrats in passing liberal progressive policies that harm economic growth and hand the state of Arizona over to the Federal Government.  They passed the OBrewercare Medicaid Expansion, Common Core, and then increased taxes and spending by hundreds of millions of dollars leaving the Arizona budget with a structural deficit of 400 million dollars.

And they were rewarded with a campaign chest full of money. 

The 15 LegisTraitors were each given donations averaging $35,000 each at a special fundraiser for those special republicans who voted for Brewer in that special session. And then they turned around and had a second fundraiser in October. They believe that all this money will ensure their re-election. 

Many of the legislators in this Coalition of Corruption are in legislative districts with double-digit Republican majorities.

The fall of 2013 brought cries of defense and a chorus proclaiming “they” would not do it again – not in an election year.  Well they did.  The 2014 session solidified the coalition of corruption and they sat smirking with their arms crossed in committee meetings demanding and receiving a budget with a half a billion dollar structural deficit.

 There is absolutely no reason that a heavily Republican district should have a Republican in Name Only (R.I.N.O.) in the State Legislature.

The Alliance rejects all excuses for these traitors and the victim mentality that we must elect those with an ‘R’ beside their name.  We fully intend to fight for Arizona and for the election of principled conservatives.

Powered by audacity and conviction the grassroots throughout Arizona have stood up to criticism and belittlement and they have primary candidates for nine of the LegisTraitors.

We started with 15 LegisTraitors

Three are not running in 2014.  Michelle shame-to-the-name-Reagan desires a reward for her treachery with a promotion to Secretary of State.  Rich Crandall moved and was replaced by good guy David Farnsworth (who we must re-elect).  John McComish quickly surrendered when faced with primary candidate Tom Morrissey.

Ten candidates have stepped up to serve David Burnell Smith, Darla Dawald, John Fillmore, Sam Merano, Shawnna Bolick, John King, Jill Norgaard, Ralph Heap, Tom Morrissey, and John Kavanagh.

The Primary Season begins in Arizona. The Chamber of Commerce, corporate welfare recipients, and crony capitalists have well funded candidates against grassroot candidates fueled by the passion of Republican principles and the belief in state sovereignty.




 


Obrewercare Loses in Court!  Do the Vocabulary Governor Brewer

The State Court of Appeals ruled on April 22nd that the Arizona Principled Republican Legislators can sue to stop OBrewercare, Governor Brewer’s plan to bring the Obamacare Medicaid Expansion to Arizona.  The 36 Legislators say the process to pass Obrewercare is illegal.

Last year Governor Brewer called a Special Session and nine House republicans joined the Democrats to shove the Obamacare Medicaid Expansion down our throats. 

The 36 Principled Republican Legislators sued because the people of Arizona have said that if you want to raise our taxes then we require a two-thirds majority not a simple majority.  (The AZ Constitution requires a two-third majority vote to raise taxes due to Proposition 108 passed in 2008.)  The Governor’s team tried to argue that the legislature itself decides if and when they want to follow which parts of the Constitution.  Brewer says that they decided they only needed nine republicans to cross over, or in her words, a majority, because they could not get a super-majority vote.

 The courts have ruled that when the people pass a proposition requiring a two-thirds majority then you have to have a two-thirds majority.  

Now the case can go to court.  The case itself is about if a tax is a tax because according to Brewer if she calls it a “fee” or an “assessment” then it is not a “tax”.  Because she says so. 

Brewer also says that Medicaid Expansion is not Obamacare.

Brewer also says that Common Core is not Common Core anymore because she says.

To be clear, all that has been decided is that the case can go to court. 

The Governor’s response to the ruling is interesting:

“Legislators can vote on a bill, lose on the bill, then take it to court and win.  That to me doesn’t make any sense.”  

There you have it.  The Governor of Arizona does not understand that the courts exist as a check and balance to the legislative and executive branches of government.  The Governor who has sued her own legislative body is shocked that her tyrannical actions are questionable in court.

OBrewercare is alive in court.  Governor Brewer is being forced to follow the Arizona Constitution and the will of the people.  The will as the people intended it not the will of her advisors not the will of the greedy lobbyists and not the will of the crony capitalists.  


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The Establishment Trap

By Frank Antenori

I was recently invited for coffee by a close friend and fellow Republican to discuss upcoming state legislative races. Well respected in both local grass roots circles as well as the so called "GOP Establishment," he was chosen to reach out to me in hopes of convincing me to not get involved in several key legislative primaries. However, by the time we finished our second cup of coffee, he would not only fail to convince me to stay silent, but he would instead volunteer to help me in my efforts to inform GOP voters of the threat to our state. It took a simple history lesson to change his mind.

I take you back to the 46th Legislature. In 2004, a handful of so called "pragmatic" Republicans conspired with Democrats to give then Governor Janet Napolitano a budget that would increase state spending by more than $700million, a 10% increase in spending in a year that saw little inflation (2%). 

Worse yet, that budget created a $500 million budget deficit; in violation of Arizona's Constitution which requires a balanced budget. Rightfully, fiscal conservatives were outraged at what was clearly an irresponsible budget. In response, conservatives recruited fiscally responsible primary opponents to challenge these fiscally irresponsible Republicans. 

Then the "GOP Establishment" stepped in. They argued that we risked losing our legislative majorities by running more conservative candidates in the general. Even going as far as saying that even though these "pragmatic" Republicans may have strayed a bit and voted with Democrats for the big spending budget, at least they voted right on things like guns, faith and family issues. They used the old rationale of "even the worst Republican is better than the best Democrat any day." Generally I would agree with that statement, however, it only holds true if those Republicans support the Republican platform and not the Democrat platform. In 2004, there were 39 Republicans in the House and 17 in the Senate. (In Arizona, you need only control 31 seats in the House and 16 in the Senate to maintain your majority.)

Many of the party faithful bought the establishment's argument, held their noses and voted for the fiscally irresponsible Republicans "for the good of the Party." Deep down they hoped these "pragmatic" Republicans would realize the error of their ways and act "more Republican" and fiscally responsible if they got re-elected. As a result, the fiscally conservative challengers were defeated and the "GOP Establishment" candidates got re-elected.

What did voting for the establishment candidate get us? Over the next few years, more and more spending occurred and the budget deficit got bigger, ballooning to over $2.2 billion. Well at least it helped us keep our majorities in the legislature right? Not exactly, in the House the GOP lost six seats and our majority declined to 33 seats; dangerously close to the 31 needed to maintain majority control.

Then in 2008, "Pragmatic Republicans" did it again. Cutting a backroom deal in the dark of night with legislative Democrats and Governor Napolitano, four House and four Senate Republicans essentially voted to put Arizona on the verge of Bankruptcy. They left the State with no money in the Rainy Day Fund and a $3 Billion budget deficit. This time conservatives had enough. 

A grassroots groundswell of conservative candidates filed to run for the legislature and challenge the big spenders of both parties. Once again the "GOP Establishment" clamored about "party unity, we're going to lose our majority if we elect conservatives in the primary, think of the big picture and don't get hung up on a single budget vote, etc." This time, despite the GOP establishment spending heavily on their "pragmatic" candidates, the GOP primary voters weren't going to listen. 

Fiscal conservatives won primary after primary, soundly defeating establishment candidates in several key races. Instead of lining up behind the party's nominees, the GOP establishment instead sided with Democrats by undermining conservative candidates in the general election. Establishment lackey and so called "political consultant" Nathan Sproul even penned an open letter to voters stating "In my opinion, the Republican Nominees are not reflective of the overall electorate." His statement was quickly picked up by Democrats and used in mailers against conservatives.

Despite the "GOP Establishment's" efforts to torpedo our candidates, we not only kept our majorities in the State House and Senate, but increased them! Keep in mind this was 2008, the year Barack Obama was elected President. Conventional political wisdom predicted a Democrat landslide nationally and the Tea Party was still more than a year from even coming into existence. Arizona was one of only two states in the whole country that saw Republicans add seats to their legislatures. The GOP Establishment was not only WRONG, they were DEAD WRONG.

Then came 2010; "the year of the Tea Party." Both Establishment GOP candidates as well as Democrats were steam rolled by conservatives. Republicans obtained "Super majorities" in both houses of the legislature and it immediately led to a balanced budget in Arizona, the first in over five years.

Now we're back to 2014 and here we go again. A new bunch of so-called "Pragmatic Republicans" have again voted with state Democrats to bring Obamacare to Arizona and once again bust the state's bank by voting for fiscally irresponsible budgets. Where there was once $1Billion in the Rainy Day fund, now there's essentially nothing. The budget is once again structurally unbalanced and we're looking at huge deficits again in 2016 and 2017.

So guess what the "Establishment" is saying. Yep, you guessed it: "Don't primary them, they only voted 'wrong' on Obamacare and the budget, but otherwise, they're still better than Democrats. Don't primary them for the 'good of the party' and so we don't lose our majorities." 

Well I for one am not buying it. I'm not going to let history repeat itself. These turncoat Republicans, also known as "Legistraitors," are causing irreparable damage to our states' fiscal and economic future and they must go. We can't let the financial disaster of 2004-2008 happen again. Reelecting these "pragmatic" traitors to the platform will spell fiscal disaster for Arizona. Ask yourself, do you want to go through what we had to go through back in 2009-2011? Huge budget cuts, a sales tax increase, selling our Capitol? Heck no! 

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It is time to hold Republicans Accountable.

Last night the Arizona House passed a budget.  The budget begin in the Senate with a structural deficit of $398 million dollars and ended at $452 million. (Figures are the JBLC scoring.)  The House added $54 million in spending to deliver to Arizona a budget with a deficit of $506 million dollars. 
Half a billion dollars.   Today you are working all day to pay all the federal, state, and local taxes/fees/whatever they want to call the thing - it is your money and they are taking it.

Once again in Arizona the political process was highjacked by the legisTraitors, the republicans who vote with the democrats. 

Three things that happened are noteworthy: 

- Representative, Ethan Orr of LD9 is the only Republican to vote 100% on every budget bill with 100% of the Democrats. His excuse - they didn't give him everything he wanted.  Half a Billion dollars in deficit and Orr says MORE. 

- On Wednesday the six walked off the job we elected them to do.  They left the House before the gavel to attend a press conference to complain about other Republicans. They refused to cooperate and they refused to give up.  

- Senator Steve Pierce, LD1,  left the Senate floor and did not vote. 

No MORE Ethan ORR. 
Thanks for nothing Steve Pierce.
Way to go Heather Carter. 


It is time to Fight For Arizona.  Make sure you are receiving updates. 

LegisTraitors Drunk with Power Demand Increase in Deficit Spending.

Heather Carter and Ethan Orr lead the LegisTraitors on a power walk of splendid grandeur and great importance to make it crystal clear that the Coalition of Corruption did not accept $25K to $80K last year to shove Obrewercare down our throats just to pass a Republican budget this year.

A picture speaks a thousand words.  

Drunk with power, or simply dazed from visions of hundreds of thousands of campaign dollars dancing in their heads, Jeremy Duda from the Arizona Capitol Times, captures Heather Carter, Ethan Orr, Kate Brophy McGee, Doug Coleman, Rob Robson, and Jeff Dial leaving the House before the gavel to make their case to spend-increase-expand with money we lowly taxpayers have not even made yet.

Geez Louise Republicans! The budget you passed in the Senate only has a $400 million structural deficit. That is just not enough!  The Coalition of Corruption including these six and all the Democrats (again) want bigger government – more agencies – increased spending – and to expand on the expansion of last session. If we are going to borrow money to pass a democrat budget then lets go all the way!

No money into the rainy day fund. No money to decrease our debt. Actually they are demanding that money is spent that does not exist.  In their power-induced-drunken-state the LegisTraitors are blind to the plight of Arizona taxpayers preferring to prioritize the interests of the crony capitalists who bankroll their campaign committees. 

The amendments and increased spending requested by the Coalition of Corruption has been scored by the non-partisan JBLC to give Arizona a $1 Billion deficit by 2017. This is "recurring spending” meaning the spending will occur every single year.  

So another day and no budget for Arizona.  The taxpayers, small businessmen, and Principled Conservatives will have to wait and see who is offering what to whom before we will know what is being shoved down our throats this year.  Will there be a fundraiser with a gift-in-kind equal to the amount it takes to educate one child for half a year in a Charter School?  

Will we see a new traitor or will the traitors have a traitor? 
How much does a LegisTraitor vote go for?

The vote is tied at 30-30. 
It will be an interesting day.  
Stay tuned. Same Blog Time. Same Blog URL. 




Picture from the Arizona Capitol Times 


Christine Bauserman

Chair, Alliance of Principled Conservatives

Republican LegisTraitors join with Democrats to Blow up the Arizona Republican Budget.

Last night in the Arizona House the republican LegisTraitors create chaos and blew up the Arizona Senate Republican budget because it does not spend enough.  The Senate passed a budget with a $400 million structural deficit last week but that was not enough for the group pinning for a 2008 Napolitano replay.  They want a Democrat budget.  They want to spend your money - actually it is your future money. Yes the Republicans that formed the Coalition of Corruption in the 2013 Special Session are siding with the Democrats once again.

The amendments and increased spending requested by the Coalition of Corruption has been scored by the non-partisan JBLC to give Arizona a $1 Billion deficit by 2017. This is "recurring spending” meaning the spending will occur every single year (and we know once started it never stops). They want it and they shut down the budget process last night because they did not get it.  So, the LegisTraitors once again sided with 100% of the Democrats and killed a Republican budget.

They want more stuff and they each have their own list. 
Heather Carter, LD15, wants more money so Medicaid can provide dental service.  The expansion is just not enough.
Ethan Orr, LD9, wants more money for the UofA. $4.2 million.
Brophy-McGee, LD 28, wants more for the Office of Child Welfare $6.8 million more than the $21.5 Brewer wants.

Hey, I want more too.  I want to keep more of my money. (There I go being an extremist.)

The Democrats cheer tweeting away “Good work Dems…first bill killed” and then “We’re Dems we eat Senate budgets for breakfast.  Who needs scorpions?” from Victoria Steele @SteeleForHouse.  They fail to give credit to the six republicans they need to have a majority. 

A few million here, another few million there.  Like kids lined up with their wish list waiting to see Santa Claus the LegisTraitors refuse to see that Santa’s bag, our pocketbooks, are empty.  Once again the LegisTraitors refuse to cooperate with the Republican and stand on the Republican planks of fiscal responsibility and limited government instead leaping across the aisle to steal hard-working taxpayer money to fund bigger-government and create new or add to existing entitlements.  

Fight For Arizona. Send $10.00 to stop the LegisTraitors from returning to the State Legislature.

www.fightforarizona.com

Governor Brewer joins the battle within the GOP (and it is not on my side)

This week Arizona Governor Jan Brewer announced she is not running for a third term.  Well she cannot run for a third term in Arizona so it really means she has decided to not create another constitutional crisis in Arizona, at least on this issue.  She then went on to say she intends to remain politically active by joining the war within the GOP on the side of the progressives which she spins as pragmatic. 

In a Capitol Media Services article this week Howard Fisher writes,  “And she’s going to get deeply involved in helping her party elect “pragmatic” candidates versus the “ideologues” who have taken hold within parts of the GOP.”

So there you have it folks.  Brewer is using her notoriety as Ms. SB1070 to raise money which she intends to turn around and use to paint Arizona purple by supporting those who did her bidding.

We need to fight to keep Arizona conservative.  The grassroots has been busy and successful in fielding very good, solid Republicans for State Legislative offices. These candidates have stepped up to run all over the state against those who sided with the Democrats to bring Obrewercare to Arizona.  They need our help.  They need robo-calls, radio ads, and signs exposing the votes of the LegisTraitors.

We need to unite to make our voice stronger and we need to let the country know that Governor Brewer brought Obrewercare/Medicaid Expansion, Common Core, and higher taxes to Arizona. 

Why?

Because she also in the article stated: “I could probably be on the stump every week someplace in this country”

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“Brewer also said no one should be surprised if she shows up in the early caucus and primary states of Iowa and New Hampshire. She said, though, that would be in support of a candidate and not to get herself a slot as some Republican’s running mate.”

Does her plans include stumping for Chris Christy?  Running with him?  Or just raising money for a run at the AZ U.S. Senate seat in 2016?

Which scares you more?

"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse."                                       John Stuart Mill

 

 

This is a war within the Republican Party but it's not a new war and it did not begin in 2013.  Ronald Reagan did not start nor did he end this war in the 1980s. Ever hear of Rockefeller? Rockefeller is now RINO and Reagan's name is interchanged with Goldwater and if you start this conversation you will hear mutterings of a guy named George Mason and his admonishment that the rights given to the federal government never surmount those given to the people. From Braveheart's war cry "Freedom" to Moses pleading "Let my people go" the desire to simply live free is inherent. 

 

The Republican Party in Arizona is today's battleground. 

 

Governor Brewer has formed team Coalition of Corruption consisting of 15 LegisTraitors and all the Democrats.  Team color is purple. They are attacking our Party planks of individual liberty and state sovereignty

 

The grassroots in Arizona is fighting back fielding Principled Conservatives to take out the LegisTraitors and restore a true Republican majority. 

 

We have a simple requirement:  vote like a Republican.

 

Ten sitting incumbents are facing primary challengers.  Two surrendered when faced with the reality of the grassroots assault and wisely decided not to run for re-election.

 

LD             Good Guys - Vote 'YES'                           LegisTraitor Black List

 

8                      Darla Dawald                                      T.J. Shope and Frank Pratt

15      David Burnell Smith joins John Allen                        Heather Carter

16       John Fillmore joins Kelly Townsend                         Doug Coleman

28                     Shawnna Bolick                                        Kate Brophy-McGee

18              John King and Jill Norgaard                                 Rob Robson

25                       Ralph Heap                                                   Bob Worsley

18                      Tom Morrissey                                               Jeff Dial

(Tom Morrissey's campaign announcement led to the surrender of John McComish.)

 

Link:  Primary the LegisTraitors

 

Four of the LegisTraitors are not running in 2014. 

- Michelle shame-to-the-name-Reagan wants a reward for her treachery with a promotion to Secretary of State. 

- Rich Crandall moved and was replaced by good guy David Farnsworth (who we must re-elect). 

- John McComish quickly surrendered when faced with primary candidate Tom Morrissey.

- Doris Goodale conceded her health could not withstand the grassroots assault and surrendered.

All our Principled Conservatives need and deserve your help! 

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