Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Yes, Harry Reid Went There

Harry Reid has officially pulled the Mormon card.  In a recent conference call with reporters, Reid spoke ahead of a Romney campaign stop in Utah, 
 
'He’s coming to a state where there are a lot of members of the LDS Church. They understand that he is not the face of Mormonism.'

Now, we distinctly remember Obama's surrogates stating that they wouldn't bring Romney's religion into the campaign.  Even when Mormon Senator Orrin Hatch said that the president's reelection team was "going to throw the Mormon church at [Romney] like you can't believe", the DNC Chairwoman, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said that it was "utter nonsense and preposterous" to even suggest such an idea.  She even went on to say in a round-about way,
 
"For them to suggest that religion will be injected [into the election] by President Obama and the Democratic Party, I mean, I think they need to take a look inward at the accusations that their party and their supporters have hurled before they take that step."


As recently as August 30th, Obama's campaign said it would not make an issue of Romney’s Mormonism during the lead up to the November election.  Obama strategist and right-hand man, David Axelrod said that both candidates' personal religious views were not "fair game." 

But who could Obama use to legitimately attack Romney's religion without coming across as looking like a slimy faith-baiter?


Harry Reid.



Fellow "thou shalt not bear false witness" Mormon, Harry Reid who has spent the last month doing Obama's bidding by distracting us from the murder of our Ambassador in Libya, the 8.3% unemployment rate and the 16 trillion dollar deficit by falsely accusing Romney of not paying a dime in taxes over the last 10 years.  Reid has to save face somehow after he was put to shame last week after Romney showed that he donated 4 million dollars (30% of his income) to charity just last year alone.

So Harry, where are YOUR taxes?


Of course, this isn't the first time we've seen those in the Mormon church using their status and influence to attack a fellow member of the church by implying that they are not true followers of the faith.  Friends of Senate candidate puppets Jerry Lewis and Bob Worsley constantly claimed that Russell Pearce didn't follow the "teachings of the LDS church."

Like, for example, newly appointed honorary Arizona Consul to Chile, Ken Smith (second from left) who said,

"To think that a so called "member" of the Church, i.e., Russell Pearce, would hunt these members and their families down like animals and deport them makes me sick to my stomach. In my humble opinion, Russell Pearce is not living his religion. The Savior taught that in the last days, even the very elect will be deceived. That prophesy has somewhat been fulfilled in that Russell Pearce has been elected and now he has been deceived."
 
 
Or another fellow Mormon, Daryl Williams, who said,
 
 
“Russell Pearce, the chief proponent of Arizona’s immigration laws is, like me, a Mormon. His views, however, do not reflect the official position of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the official name of the Mormon church. Indeed, Mr. Pearce’s views are inconsistent with the official position of his church.”
 


And finally, a former Vice Chairman candidate for the Arizona Republican party who tweeted on September 23, 2011 about Russell Pearce,


"Members can have their own opinions and not be in
harmony w/LDS policy.
I stand w/the church."

Aside from both being members of the Mormon church, Russell Pearce and Mitt Romney have something else in common.  Both have been reluctant to discuss their faith in the political arena. Their LDS opponants, however, chose to play by different rules.  

To use Mr. Smith's words:
 
 "The Savior taught that in the last days, even the very elect will be deceived. That prophesy has somewhat been fulfilled in that (Harry Reid) has been elected and now he has been deceived."

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Ready For A Raise?

This isn't a welcome kind of raise.  We're talking about the impending raise of our taxes in 2014 no thanks to ObamaTax.

Meet Washington Congressman Jim McDermott:

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Now, remember back in the day when politicians lied,  misled,  abstained from using the term "single payer" when referring to ObamaCare?  And remember when Obama himself claimed that his plan was not a Trojan Horse for single payer healthcare?  That is, unless he was speaking in front of the AFL-CIO.

That was so 2008.

Back to Jim McDermott.  He said in 2009:
" 'It's in our face,' McDermott told a university healthcare group in a speech, according to the Monterey County Herald. 'We can't avoid it. That's why something is going to happen...there will be a campaign to support this from the grass roots. You need to place pressure on your congressman...They will react to people asking them, why don't you do something? There's no question people can make a real impact.' "

In March 2011, Rep. Conyers said that ObamaCare is a "platform" for building a single-payer health care system in the United States.


Remember when Rep. Allen West made the claim that there were upwards of 80 members of the House who were Communists and everyone laughed and ridiculed him?


From 2010:

At an April 24 , function in Seattle, David Loud, aide to Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA.) read a letter from McDermott, hailing local activist Will Parry as a leader of the fight for comprehensive, universal health care reform. "We are indebted to you for your years of service," McDermott wrote.

Parry, who was celebrating his 90th birthday, is a prominent local activist and a life long member of the Communist Party USA.


Jim McDermott is a member of the House Progressive Caucus which was founded by the Democratic Socialists of America.  Our own Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva is also a member.


Now look at Jim McDermott today during an interview with CSPAN last week:

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"I personally favor a universal healthcare system, a single payer system....when you get sick, the government pays....it's a financing system.  The best and most simple financing system is a single payer system and is used in most industrialized countries in the world."
 

When you get sick, the GOVERNMENT pays?  You mean, the TAXPAYERS???


Of course, McDermott also said that the TEA Party just wants to tear down government without putting anything in its place.   It's pretty obvious he:
 
1.  Doesn't understand what the TEA Party stands for or what it represents.
 
2.  Has never actually read the Constitution to understand the proper role of government which would explain #1.


FYI:

Other countries which have implemented Single Payer/Two Tier or Insurance Mandates and their highest marginal tax rates:


Country                      Type                      Marginal Tax Rate

Norway                     Single Payer                        48.16%
New Zealand             Two Tier                              33% (reduced from 66% in the 1980s)
Japan                         Single Payer                        50%
Germany                   Insurance Mandate              45%
Belgium                    Insurance Mandate              54%
United Kingdom       Single Payer                        40%
Sweden                     Single Payer                         56%
Canada                      Single Payer                         46%
Netherlands               Two Tier                             52%
Austria                      Insurance Mandate              50%
Finland                      Single Payer                       46.6%
Denmark                    Two Tier                             44.4%
Luxembourg             Insurance Mandate              39%
France                      Two Tier                              50%
Australia                   Two Tier                             47%
Ireland                      Two Tier                              42%
Italy                          Single Payer                        43%
Portugal                    Single Payer                        40%
Cyprus                      Single Payer                         35%
Greece                      Insurance Mandate             45%
Spain                         Single Payer                       48%
South Korea             Insurance Mandate              35%
Israel                        Two Tier                              50%

When the U.S. tax rate raises next year from 35 - 37%, we'll be inching ever closer to the rates of other single-payer nations.  All in the name of "fairness." 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

New Immigration "Tone." Or So We're Being Told.


Well, that didn't take long .  Liberals and their new-found "Republican" friends will once again, shove "immigration reform" and a guest worker program down our throats.  Our economy must be BOOMING and our unemployment rate at near 0% if we're discussing guest worker bills again.  

No?

Last week, there were 365,000 new jobless claims filed and according to the Department of Labor, there are 12.5 million unemployed U.S. citizens. Another 12 million are considered "under-employed."  There are an (extremely low) estimated 12 million illegals in the United States. (Is a guest worker program Bob Worsley's idea for creating jobs?)

Last month, Obama granted amnesty work permits to over 1.7 million illegals who will flood the workforce and compete with legal U.S. citizens for jobs.  Not only will illegals be given work permits but they will also have

"complementary access to welfare programs — will also be granted to individuals 'with a significant disability … or [who are] far, far below the national poverty level' " 
 
Spreading the wealth around.


It was almost funny to read in the AZ Central article that lewsley Republicans, Jerry Lewis and Bob Worsley, are considered "influential."  Huh?  What exactly have they even DONE that has been "influential?"  Worsley hasn't even been officially elected as a Senator yet and Lewis was nothing but a pariah for all of one session and who will more than likely lose his short-lived seat in November.  (Too bad Steve Pierce drained the Republican Victory fund to help his fellow lewsley Republican, Rich Crandall, in the primary election). We also thought it was funny that throughout the recent primary campaign, Bob Worsley was so influential that he dropped Bill Montgomery's name dozens of times when he discussed implementing a guest worker program Montgomery evidently supports.  

                                                             (Randy Parraz on left with Todd Landfried at a panel discussion)

The AZ Central article mentioned other illegal alien sympathizers like Tamar Jacoby and Todd Landfried.  For a refresher on Jeff Flake's good friend Tamar Jacoby and Randy Parraz's sidekick, Todd Landfried, visit our previous blog entries HERE and HERE.  In fact, it was Landfried who went to Utah to push for the Utah Compact back in 2010 along with Lydia Guzman from Somos America.  It is Lydia Guzman who is trying to line up discrimination cases in an effort to get the federal government to sue Arizona over SB1070's "show your papers" enforcement.

(Landfried on left, Guzman on right testifying in Utah about the Utah Compact)



Lydia Guzman with Tom Perez from the U.S. Justice Department


Just a quick reminder:


In January 2011, Jeff Flake said this:
 
 " 'Comprehensive' has gotten a bad word. But until we have a better one I'll use that. While we need to enhance border security, that's not enough. You have to have a viable mechanism to deal with the people who are here. My party hasn't come to grips with that.' He explains that his own state of Arizona passed a controversial law that allows for us to 'more easily round people up. But that's not the problem. The problem is what to do about them after we get them.' On a political level, he says the 'tone and tenor of the debate' needs to improve on the Republican side. But the substance remains the nub of the problem. He says the problem is 'more complicated' than his party would like to admit...But given the current politics, I'd like to be optimistic (about reform legislation), but I'm not."
 
 
 
A few months later in March 2011 (right before Flake announced his plans to run for the Senate) and just a month after a special meeting in the Oval Office with President Obama, he did a miraculous 180 and said this:
 
"In the past I have supported a broad approach to immigration reform - increased border security coupled with a temporary worker program. I no longer do...I've been down that road, and it is a dead end. The political realities in Washington are such that a comprehensive solution is not possible, or even desirable given the current leadership.
 
 
We imagine that if Flake is elected Senator, he will suddenly have another change of heart and go back to his desire for a guest worker program along with his fellow Senator, Juan McCain.  It will certainly be easier for them to push immigration reform and claim they are simply following the will of the "majority" (which majority, however, is the question). Given the new leadership and all...
 
 
And what about the statement from the AZ Central article by Jerry Lewis when he said,
 
(enforcement-only approach) "hasn't worked. It doesn't work. Any reform that is based on an enforcement-only platform is bound to fail."
 

Bob Worsley made similar statements during the Primary campaign.
 
Where have we seen this assertion before?
 
Ah, yes
 
 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is concerned that any state legislation that only contains enforcement provisions is likely to fall short of the high moral standard of treating each other as children of God.
 
 
 
This particular statement contradicts what the LDS Handbook states regarding emigration to ANY country.  Also, it seems odd that this same source would essentially imply that their position trumps current law, specifically the 10th Amendment and state sovereignty. 

It would seem strange that this same source would say this about the issue of abortion :

The Church has not favored or opposed legislative proposals or public demonstrations concerning abortion.


And yet, the LDS church DOES have a strong opinion of opposing legislation regarding illegal immigration? 

Just so we understand, anti-abortion legislation doesn't qualify for "falling short of the high moral standard of treating each other as children of God" yet legislation to crack down on those who choose to disobey the law and willingly separate their families is more worthy of an opinion by the LDS church?


The LDS handbook states:
  
"Generally, members are encouraged to remain in their native lands to build up and strengthen the Church....As members remain in their homelands and work to build the Church there, great blessings will come to them personally and to the Church.
 
Experience has shown that those who emigrate often encounter language, cultural, and economic challenges, resulting in disappointment and personal and family difficulties.
 
Members who emigrate to any country should comply with applicable laws.
 
When coming to the United States or other countries on student or tourist visas, members should not expect to find jobs or obtain permanent visas after entering that country."
 
 
This would imply that members of the LDS church who emigrate to Mexico, or Belgium, or South Africa, or anywhere else in the world, should comply with the applicable immigration laws of that country.

The immigration laws of Mexico are far stricter than those in the United States.  Mexican law


"...mandates that federal, local and municipal police cooperate with federal immigration authorities in that country in the arrests of illegal immigrants.
Under the Mexican law, illegal immigration is a felony, punishable by up to two years in prison. Immigrants who are deported and attempt to re-enter can be imprisoned for 10 years. Visa violators can be sentenced to six-year terms. Mexicans who help illegal immigrants are considered criminals."

Notice that the laws of Mexico allow for cooperation from both local and municipal police with the federal government.  Does the LDS church feel as strongly about Mexico's state enforcement only laws as they do with U.S. state enforcement laws? 

 
In the first unnamed LDS Newsroom source, it implies that those who come to the United States are somehow immune from following the U.S. immigration laws.  It also gives the impression that states are not allowed to protect themselves for fear of being accused of "falling short of the high moral standard of treating each other as children of God."

Something else that falls short of the high moral standard?  An illegal who steals a 10 year old girl's identity and destroys her credit in order to take a job that should go to a LEGAL citizen.  Or another illegal who uses our country's generous resources (schools, hospitals, etc) and doesn't pay for those services but rather, forces others to pick up the tab. 

Remember this video of an immigration lawyer who teaches others how to NOT hire legal citizens:

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"Our goal is clearly, NOT to find a qualified
and interested U.S. worker."


We suspect that we will once again see something similar to the Utah Compact paraded around Arizona very soon by radical leftists.  That is, now that the tone and tenor has shifted thanks to liberals who masquerade as Republicans and partner with Democrats, all in the spirit of compromise.

As Van Jones once said, you have to "forgo the radical pose for the radical ends."  Like Van Jones and Barack Obama, the open borders, Aztlan crowd have learned that they will attract more flies with honey than with vinegar.  It appears these infiltrators to our country have learned that they can use "faith-based" organizations to help give the illusion that they just want a new tone and an elevated conversation, when what they really want is JUSTICE.








Saturday, September 8, 2012

More Worsley Post-Election Review

Isn't it interesting that we have to wait until AFTER the election to hear the truth?  It's a little like when Nancy Pelosi said that we have to "pass the bill before we can see what's in it." 

 

 
Parraz and his new organization called Moving Mesa Forward personally collected over 200 ballots from people who voted for Worsley over Russell Pearce in the primary election.  They knew exactly which homes to go to in order to collect their ballots because during the recall, they registered over 7000 people throughout Arizona (with a focus on LD18) and made copies of the forms to keep in their office.  (They registered another 8000 leading up to the primary election last month). They also made sure to mark the Perminant Early Voter List (PEVL) box on the voter registration form so that the voter would automatically be mailed a ballot. 
 
"Maybe a ballot's owner had forgotten about his or her ballot, or was not intending to vote. Working off a list of such persons, a volunteer or a paid canvasser makes an appearance at a voter's door, encouraging the individual to fill out the ballot, and offering to deliver it to county elections."
 
 
A majority of the paid canvassers did not even live in Worsley's district.
 
 
Registering voters and collecting their ballots during the recall:

 
<------ LOOK!  It's Carmen Guerrero on the right!  We've seen her before!  
 
 
 

For those who weren't home, a flier was left on their door that looked like this:
 

 Was this what Worsley meant when he claimed he wanted to "elev8" Mesa from extremists?
 
"Parraz and his people have been targeting Independents and Hispanics this time around, urging Dems to register as Indies, and encouraging Indies to request Republican ballots, as they are allowed to do in Arizona primaries.
 
The result of MMF's efforts, brags Parraz, has been an estimated 2,000 votes scored for Pearce's rival in the Legislative District 25 GOP primary for state Senate, where Pearce mounted a doomed comeback."


According to the final vote count, Worsley only beat Pearce by 3600 votes of which 2000 can be attributed to Parraz. 

We've been hearing rumors that Parraz's group wasn't the only one encouraging Democrats to re-register as Independents in order to vote in the Republican Primary and elect a more lewsley Republican.  Especially in districts where a Democrat won't have a chance of winning in the general election.  At least not THIS time around. 

 
 Who is Parraz's next target?
 
 
 "Next we're going to defeat [Sheriff Joe] Arpaio," smiled Parraz,
holding up a handful of ballots bearing Latino surnames.
"Look at this, and they say [Hispanics] don't vote."

After Arpaio it will be Governor Jan Brewer.  After Brewer, we suspect the next target will be Andy Biggs.  After all, if gullible  Conservative East Mesa could be turned moderate....

Parraz's Citizens For A Better Arizona (CBA) funded Moving Mesa Forward to the tune of $40,000.  Let's not forget that Republicans donated to CBA during the recall. (Don Stapley, Liana Clarkson, Kenneth P. Smith) This money went to hiring 25 people to canvass on Bob Worsley's behalf during the campaign.

 



We have a glimpse into what Worsley will be like in the legislature based on Jerry Lewis' voting record and willingness to pander to Democrats more than Republicans. 
 
Worsley also posted the following on his Facebook page about compromise. 

 
"To avoid bickering....men and women meet together and adjust their differences;  this is compromise.  He who stands unyielding and immovable upon a principle is often a fool, and often bigoted, and usually left standing alone with his principle while other men adjust their differences and go on."
 
 
Aside from Worsley's back-handed slap to the TEA Party (who actually stand FIRM in their beliefs and principles) by painting the them as fools and bigots, where is there any room to compromise with Marxism or Socialism? It is in the spirit of compromise between the elites of BOTH parties that is destroying our Country.  For some reason, the only ones who are expected to "give" are the ACTUAL Conservatives who support the TEA Party's values.
 
So, who IS the greater fool?

Thursday, September 6, 2012

The King's Speech

One of the headlines today on Obama's highly anticipated speech tonight at the Democratic National Convention was actually titled The King's Speech.
 
This wasn't the first time that one of Obama's speeches was compared to King George VI and the Academy Awarding winning film The King's Speech.



Strangely enough, one similarity not mentioned in the article above is that they both suffer from an apparent stuttering problem.


One might say that Obama's stuttering problem occurs primarily on the campaign trail.  His specific condition may actually be contagious as Obama's wife has been showing  similar signs of stuttering as well.


Maybe a better title to Obama's speech tonight would be

The Empty Seat.
 

There's now a 99% chance that Obama's legacy will be all washed up.


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Who Would Have EVER Thought

that our country would struggle with putting the word "God" in a political party platform?

And on the same day that a nun from the Catholic social justice lobby (and an affiliate of the Saul Alinsky Unitarian Universalist organization) called NETWORK would preach that we are all our "sister's and brother's keeper?"

Referencing God and quoting scripture must only be acceptable if it speaks to collective justice or collective salvation. 

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Does Bob Worsley Have Something Against Charter Schools?

Someone better inform lewsley Republicans Jerry Lewis who works at Sequoia Charter School and Rich Crandall who has sponsored Charter School legislation, that Worsley doesn't sound like he will be a friend of Charter Schools.  We wonder how many parents who voted for Worsley and have children ATTENDING Charter Schools are aware of Worsley's position?

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It also sounds like Worsley isn't fond of introducing a lot of legislation.  (Why was he elected to represent his constituents if he isn't planning to do anything for them anyways?)  In fact, at the TEA Party meeting on the night before the primary election, he said he would like to see that legislators only be allowed to introduce one bill per session.  (Which he may soon discover that this idea might make it tough to put together a state budget.  Budget bills alone are 10-20 separate bills.)
 
 
 We can't wait to see what Worsley's one bill will be when the session starts.  Tax credits for wind farms?  Subsidies for green energy?  We're sure that his district in East Mesa will be far more interested in Central Arizona Project water bills that benefit ranchers than say, Charter Schools.
 

Perhaps Worsley's mentor, Stan Turley, forgot to tutor him on the benefits of Charter Schools or mention that Charter Schools dominate the list of highest performing schools in the state? 

Here's a refresher course on the other benefits of Charter Schools:

** Charter schools are public schools that are innovative while still being held accountable for improved student achievement. Charter schools vary in mission and model, serving a wide range of students, many with needs beyond the one-size-fits-all traditional public school.

** Arizona is home to 524 charter schools that enroll 133,890 students in the 2011-12 school year. Fully 25 percent of the state’s public schools are charter schools, and 12 percent of all public-school students are enrolled in charter schools — the highest percentage for any state, and second only to Washington D.C.

** Charter schools were authorized by the Arizona Legislature in 1994, and the first charters opened in 1995. Charter schools were established to give parents academic choices for their children and provide a learning environment to improve student achievement. Charter schools contract with the state or district to provide tuition free educational services.

** While total enrollment in Arizona public schools grew 3.4 percent, from 1,043,298 students in FY2005 to 1,078,939 students in FY2011, enrollment in charter schools grew 44.2 percent during the same period, from 85,683 to 123,633. In FY2012, charter students increased by over 10,000.

** Charter schools receive state funds based on student attendance (same as traditional public schools); however, they do not receive funds from local tax revenue (like the 1 cent sales tax increase). On average, charter students receive about $1,765 less than their district peers.


Charter Schools are NOT the reason budget cuts were made to the Arizona Department of Education.


We would like to take a moment to remind our readers that Russell Pearce fought to preserve school choice and empower parents to decide what is best for their children and their educational needs.

 Expand school choice and increase parental control. I believe a parent should have the right to educate their child in a district school, charter school, private school or home school. We need to provide parents with the proper information on the academic success of each option so that they can make the best choice for their child.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

An Election Recap: Lies, Lies and More Lies


It seemed a little apropos that an article called "Eight Words That Most Liars Use" was posted on Yahoo today.

Keep a few of these words in the back of your mind.

"Never" The big thing to look out for is when he says "never" when "no" will do. It's a sign he's overcompensating.

"That"  Like never, it depends on how he uses it. If he puts "that" in front of a noun, like "that woman" or "that money," it's a subconscious attempt for him to distance himself from the word. This is a common trick of manipulators.  (Bill Clinton used this when he said, "that woman...Monica Lewinsky")

"By the way…" Liars use phrases like this to try to minimize what they say next-but usually it's what's most important to the story. Pay extra attention to what he says afterward.

"But" Liars usually try to downplay what they say with this word, so pay attention when he says something like, "I know this is going to sound strange, but…" or "I know you think I'm lying, but…"



Remember when those who pushed for the recall of Russell Pearce admitted that they focused their efforts on Mormon Republicans?


'The strategy that we’re using is we believe that in order to have a fully effective recall Russell Pearce effort, the change is going to have to come from within,' Blasé said. 'And that’s from within the Mormon community in Mesa...Key to that is having Mormons convince other members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.' 


Once the recall election was over, Jerry Lewis' campaign manager openly admitted their strategy.
 
As the final results of the Nov. 8 recall election became clear, Tyler Montague, an integral campaign insider for Lewis, revealed how vital early support was among members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

“Yes. I can finally say it. From the beginning, we went to stake presidents and bishops
to get their support,” Montague said of high-ranking Mormon members.
“I heard someone call it the ‘Mormon Fall,’ and I think that totally fits,” he said,
comparing the recall election to the mass protests in North Africa
and the Middle East known as the “Arab Spring.”

Their approach: Offer a simple choice to the most influential Mormons in Mesa.

We said, ‘Here’s what the Mormon Church says about immigration, and here’s what Russell Pearce says about it. Where do you come down?’” Montague said.



Fast forward to the primary election last week.  Bob Worsley's campaign manager, Ryan Anderson, admitted :


Anderson attributes part of the trend to the politically active, close-knit Mormon community in Mesa. Once a candidate has been chosen by community leaders, Anderson said, that decision ripples through the church and social networks.


Bob Worsley spoke at the Red Mountain TEA Party on the eve of the primary election.  One of the questions he was asked was whether he had ever met the leftist agitator, Randy Parraz.

Worsley, with rehearsed confidence, looked the moderator in the eyes and said,

"I have NEVER met Randy Parraz.....I don't associate with those radicals. 
I'm a Conservative."
 

The follow-up question should have been, "Has anyone from your CAMPAIGN ever met or spoken with Randy Parraz?" 


We know that the Lewis camp was involved with Parraz.


(Parraz seen with Mike Wright who donated $200 to Worsley's campaign and donated to Jerry Lewis.  He was also in strategy meetings with Parraz during the recall effort.)


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Lewis:  "First, let me thank the Wright family for their generous support and for allowing us to host this event here."

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(Anson Clarkson was Jerry Lewis' campaign manager. 
His mom can be seen in the video above at Parraz's headquarters)


Another question posed to Worsley at the TEA Party meeting was about his ad which painted Russell Pearce as a "One Note" candidate.  Worsley was asked that given Pearce's REAL record on a variety of issues, did he stand by the accusation.  Worsley responded,
 
I did not say Russell Pearce is a 'one note candidate'.  The commercial is literally a person playing the piano with an overabundance of focus on immigration....I know that Russell Pearce's campaign has said that I was insinuating that, but I do believe that we have spent too much time focusing at the state level on enforcement only when that is NOT a solution that will work.


It seemed odd that Worsley was so quick to focus on the words "one note" from the ad and deny that he ever implied that Pearce was a "one note candidate", especially when his own campaign site on Youtube shows the ad's title as  "One Note/ Bob Worsley: strong on all the issues."  He even Tweeted:

Bob Worsley@bob_worsley
New campaign commercial. Is Mesa ready to move on from "One Note" politics?


We know who gave Worsley's campaign the idea for his ad.


Randy Parraz.

May 18, 2012
" 'It seems they haven't heard the political message', said Randy Parraz, an organizer of a recall effort that led to Pearce's ouster from the Legislature in November, adding that rank-and-file Arizonans are more concerned about jobs and education than illegal immigration.
'They are still playing that one note.' "


Worsley's ad was posted two months later in July.


We know that if anyone was a "one note candidate" it was actually Bob Worsley since immigration is the one issue that he seemed to have a problem with when it came to Russell Pearce.  Even on election night, Worsley still wanted to drive that point home.

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....and frankly, it will be easier to solve immigration based on a lot of things he has done because we can now see that a state enforcement only law like SB1070, does NOT work. 


Randy Parraz's strategy was to shift his focus of attacking Pearce over SB1070 which still enjoys a 65% approval rating and instead, pretend that he cared about other issues like education and healthcare. 


At the TEA Party meeting, Worsley went through a list of things that Pearce did that was good for the state, but then admitted that his only reason for challenging him was because he felt that Russell Pearce had been in the legislature too long and we needed a "fresh voice".  (Where have we heard THAT phrase before?) 

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Again, it was an attempt to deflect from the real reason why Worsley chose to run.  We know this because if Worsley truly had an issue with the 11 years that Pearce was in the legislature, why is it he didn't have a problem with Stan Turley's 22 years?  Or Jon Kyl's 25 years?  Or John McCain's 29 years and counting?  Or Jeff Flake's 12 years and who is on track to follow the same path as his predecessors should he be elected to the Senate?  After all, Worsley had no problem accepting their endorsements. 


The biggest lie of all?


One of Worsley's campaign mailers stated, "Arizona needs a Conservative."

- Bob Worsley, a deeply Conservative fellow Mormon

- Bob Worsley, a solid Conservative

- Bob Worsley is a solid Conservative (endorsement from Jon Kyl)



It wasn't until AFTER the election that we saw the truth from the media and Worsley's own campaign that he was no Conservative, but rather, a "centrist" or "moderate."

- Worlsey was recruited by more moderate Republicans...Worsley campaigned as a more moderate Republican

- Both Mr. Crandall and Mr. Worsley are seen as moderate conservatives

- Primary Puts Arizona Senate On A More Centrist Path
The Arizona Legislature appears to be continuing its shift away from the "tea party"
Senate that took office following the 2010 election



 
" America will never be destroyed from outside.
If we falter and lose our freedoms,
it will be because we destroyed ourselves."
Abraham Lincoln