Friday, June 25, 2010

SAY IT AIN'T SO JOE - Arpaio Endorsed Convicted DUI for AZ Senate


There is false information in this post based on deceptive information that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio had withdrawn his endorsement of Arizona Senator Dave Braswell. Joe Araio has endorsed Dave Braswell and has never withdrawn that endorsement. Arpaio has also endorsed Lori Klein however for the Republican nomination for the Arizona Senate from LD 6. More information will be provided in newer posts. Sorry for the misinformation but we picked up the information form the Sonoran Allience blog which was apparently deceived by a phony press release.

Bob Haran,

American Conservative Republican

By Bob Haran;

America's toughest sheriff may pull you over for a broken tail light or a cracked windshield, however, if you happen to be a fundraiser, arrested and convicted for driving drunk at 85 MPH on our streets, he might endorse you for the Arizona Senate.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who once endorsed Democrat Janet Napolitano for governor, has decided to take back his endorsement of incumbent Arizona Senator Dave Braswell for state senate in LD 6 and "Upon further reflection," decided, "I am 100% behind Lori Klein and have proudly endorsed her election effort."

Arpaio said in a press release posted on the Senoran Alliance blog that, "I've done my homework and Lori is a fighter, a conservative, and someone who will do the right thing in the face of tremendous pressure."

The Sheriff may have to re-do his homework because Lori Klein is also a contributor to WISH LIST, who's mission is to, "Raise funds, identify, support and, elect pro-choice Republican women to positions at all levels of government across America."

Joe Arpaio claims to be pro-life and so does Lori Klein, she just lends her financial support to pro-abortion groups.

Ms. Klein may have had her judgement impaired however when she contributed to WISH LIST, she certainly did on October 2, 2008 when she was arrested and charged with driving drunk in excess of 85 MPH on our streets with a BAC of .08 or more.

Court records indicate that Klein was sentenced to 3 years probation, 1 day in jail which she served in the Town of Paradise Valley Jail on August 17, 2009, Alcohol Education which she completed on October 28, 2009, an Ignition Interlock Device per MVD order and penalty fees totaling $1,460.00 which was paid on August 10, 2009.

For those who are still drinking the Kool Aid and don't want to believe what they read, the case was adjudicated at Dreamy Drew Justice Court, Case Number TR2008-162210, In the Matter of the State of Arizona V. Lori Agnes Klein.

Dave Braswell, Lori Klein and myself were nominated at a special election by the precinct committeemen of LD 6 as the three candidates to fill the vacancy in the Arizona Senate when Pamela Gorman resigned to run for Congress in CD 3. Arizona Treasurer Dean Martin put Ms. Klein's name in nomination and she was strongly endorsed by Sam Crump who is also running for Congress and Arizona Representative Carl Seel of LD 6.

Dave Braswell, who was the district chairman at the time, was nominated on the first ballot with just under two thirds of the vote. Ms. Klein and myself were both nominated on the second ballot with 82 votes for myself and 67 for Klein.

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors had the final authority to select one of the three people nominated by the Legislative District Committee as Pam Gorman's replacement in the Arizona Senate and they selected Dave Braswell, which was a good choice. Braswell was nominated on the first ballot by the precinct committeemen who represent all the registered Republicans in District 6 and honestly, I couldn't come up with a good argument why he should not have been selected. He is a thinking conservative and a good family man and I'm proud that if someone other then myself were selected to represent the people of LD 6, that it was Dave Braswell.

Lori Klein is Braswell's only opponent for the Republican nomination for the Arizona Senate from LD 6 this year as I promised that regardless of being appointed to fill the vacancy or not, I would not run in 2010.

At this time, since we our on the subject of endorsements, as the publisher of the American Conservative Republican, I hereby endorse Arizona Senator Dave Braswell for the Republican nomination for the Arizona Senate from LD 6. As his opponent for the appointment I had the opportunity to research him and found no reason why he should not represent our district.

Bob Haran,
American Conservative Republican

Thursday, June 24, 2010

NRA Endorses Governor Jan Brewer

Fairfax, Va. -- The National Rifle Association’s Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing Arizona Governor Jan Brewer in the state’s August 24th Republican primary election.

Chris W. Cox, chairman of NRA-PVF stated, "Governor Brewer has earned this endorsement because of her outstanding record of support for Second Amendment issues as Governor, as Secretary of State and as a state legislator. She is a champion and strong defender of the Second Amendment freedoms of law-abiding Arizona gun owners, hunters and sportsmen."

During her tenure, Governor Brewer has defended and protected Arizonans' Second Amendment rights by strengthening Arizona’s preemption statute; recognizing the right to carry in restaurants; and protecting the right of employees to keep a firearm locked in their vehicles while parked on company property. Most recently, she became the second governor in the nation to sign a law recognizing the right of all lawful citizens to carry a firearm without a permit. Jan Brewer also maintained a perfect voting record during her twelve years of service in the Arizona Senate and House of Representatives.

Brewer’s support for the Second Amendment as the incumbent governor has earned her an "A+" rating and endorsement from NRA-PVF.

"On August 24th, I urge all Arizona NRA members and gun owners to vote Jan Brewer in the Republican primary election," Cox concluded.

Chris W. Cox is executive director of NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action. He also serves as chairman of NRA-PVF. The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund is responsible for political candidate rankings. These are based on candidate voting records, public statements and responses to NRA-PVF questionnaires.

Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America’s oldest civil rights and sportsmen's group. Four million members strong, NRA continues to uphold the Second Amendment and advocates enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The Association remains the nation's leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the armed services.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Obama Declares WAR -- on Arizona

From the
By: Byron York, Chief Political Correspondent

June 22, 2010

The Obama administration has a lot of fights on its hands. Putting aside real wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, there's the battle against leaking oil in the Gulf, the struggle against 9.7 percent unemployment across the country, and clashes over the president's agenda on Capitol Hill. Despite all that, the White House has found time to issue a new declaration of war, this time against an unlikely enemy: the state of Arizona.

The Justice Department is preparing to sue Arizona over its new immigration law. The president has stiffed Gov. Jan Brewer's call for meaningful assistance in efforts to secure the border. And the White House has accused Arizona's junior senator, Republican Jon Kyl, of lying about an Oval Office discussion with the president over comprehensive immigration reform. Put them all together, and you have an ugly state of affairs that's getting uglier by the day.

First, the lawsuit. Last week, Brewer was appalled to learn the Justice Department's intentions not from the Justice Department but from an interview done by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with an Ecuadorian TV outlet. "It would seem to me that if they were going to file suit against us," Brewer told Fox News' Greta van Susteren last week, "they definitely would have contacted us first and informed us before they informed citizens ... of another nation."
But they didn't.

"There certainly seems to be an underlying disrespect for the state of Arizona," says Kris Kobach, the law professor and former Bush administration Justice Department official who helped draft the Arizona law. Kobach points out that during the Bush years, several states openly flouted federal immigration law on issues like sanctuary cities and in-state tuition for illegal immigrants. Respecting the doctrines of comity and federalism, the Bush administration didn't sue. Now, when Arizona passes a measure that is fully consistent with federal law, the Obama administration, says Kobach, "goes sprinting to the courthouse door."

Then there is the matter of the White House's assistance, or nonassistance, in Arizona's border-security efforts. On June 3, the president, under criticism for refusing to meet or even talk to Brewer, reluctantly granted her an audience in the Oval Office. After the meeting, Brewer told reporters Obama pledged that administration officials would come to Arizona within two weeks with details of plans to secure the border.

June 17 marked two weeks, and there were no administration officials and no plans. There still aren't. "What a disappointment," Brewer told van Susteren. "You know, when you hear from the president of the United States and he gives you a commitment, you would think that they would stand up and stand by their word. It is totally disappointing."

And now, there's the Kyl controversy. On June 18, Kyl told a town meeting in North Phoenix that Obama personally told him the administration will not secure the U.S.-Mexico border because doing so would make it politically difficult to pass comprehensive immigration reform. "I met with the president in the Oval Office, just the two of us," Kyl said. "Here's what the president said. The problem is, he said, if we secure the border, then you all won't have any reason to support comprehensive immigration reform."

"In other words," Kyl continued, "they're holding it hostage. They don't want to secure the border unless and until it is combined with comprehensive immigration reform."

After Kyl's statement went viral on the Internet, the White House issued a sharp denial. "The president didn't say that and Senator Kyl knows it," communications director Dan Pfeiffer wrote on the White House blog. "There are more resources dedicated toward border security today than ever before, but, as the president has made clear, truly securing the border will require a comprehensive solution to our broken immigration system."

Kyl is not backing down. "What I said occurred, did occur," he told an Arizona radio station. "Some spokesman down at the White House said no, that isn't what happened at all, and then proceeded to say we need comprehensive immigration reform to secure the border. That is their position, and all I was doing was explaining why, from a conversation with the president, why it appears that that's their position."

Even if it didn't have so many other fights on its hands, it would be unusual for an administration to align itself against an American state. But that's precisely what has happened. Soon it will be up to the courts and voters to decide whether Obama's campaign against Arizona will succeed or fail.


From the Phoenix Business Journal,
by Mike Sunnucks

Brewer gets 61 percent in a 700-person poll of GOP voters by Rasmussen Reports.
Businessman Buz Mills gets 16 percent and State Treasurer Dean Martin 12 percent in the statewide poll, which was conducted June 16.

The poll shows Republican voters like Brewer’s hard-line stance on immigration including the new state law that gives police more power to question suspected illegal immigrants.

The Rasmussen poll shows 89 percent of Arizona Republicans support the new law. Another 65 percent say it will be good for the state’s economy and 62 percent say it will help Arizona’s image. Supporters of the immigration law say it will reduce crime and the costs of illegal immigration. Brewer signed the law in April and it has catapulted her as the standard bearer for get-tough immigration policies in the state. It’s also helped her popularity with primary voters.
Critics of the bill say it will lead to police racially profiling Hispanics, and that it sends a negative image about the state.
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Comment from American Conservative Republican;

Time for Mills to stop wasting his money and Martin to get a real job.

In the short time that she has been Governor, Brewer has done more then past Arizona governors have done in one or two full terms in office.

Others may talk about doing this and that when they are elected, Brewer makes things happen. She has reduced the size of state government by making unpopular budget cuts and state employee layoffs and also had the political courage to ask the people to help Arizona with a one penny sales tax. Sadly, Mills, Martin, and many other Republicans did not trust the people to make this decision and were unwilling to give a penny for Arizona.

Others may talk tough on illegal immigration, Brewer takes action. Against threats and protests, she signed SB 1070 and did the job the Feds won't do.

Governor Brewer is the most dedicated Pro-Life governor in Arizona history. She has Signed; HB2400the "Partial Birth Abortion Ban," Signed HB2564 the "Abortion Informed Consent Act," Signed SB1175 "Prohibition of abortions performed by non-physicians," and Signed HB2616 "Jesse's Law Part 2," which protects a patient while any legal issues are being resolved in lieu of an Advanced Medical Directive.

While Jan Brewer was defending the right to life, Dean Martin nominated Lori Klein, a Pro-Choice Wish List contributor and convicted DUI to fill a vacancy in the Arizona Senate from LD 6.

Brewer supported traditional marriage by prohibiting unmarried domestic partners of state employees from receiving state employee benefits.

Buz Mills may be a big contributor to the NRA but Brewer protected the Second Amendment rights of Arizonans by expanding gun owners rights to carry firearms.

This is not the time to oppose a good, strong, conservative, Republican governor with the guts to govern, this is the time to unite behind Jan Brewer and help her advance the conservative Republican philosophy of less government, the Right to Life, immigration control, family values and secure the right to bear arms.

This is time for all conservative Republicans to support our governor, Jan Brewer.

Bob Haran,
American Conservative Republican