Congressman John Shadegg has represented the Third District of Arizona in Congress for nearly two decades. During that time, he has been a steadfast and dynamic force for Republican Party principles. He epitomizes everything a public servant should be; honest; trustworthy; and dedicated to getting things done. His absence in the corridors of Congress will be deeply felt by Phoenix residents and congressional colleagues alike. The Grand Canyon State may be losing an outstanding voice in Congress, but his work on behalf of Arizona will endure.
'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the state house, Democrats were complaining, continuing to grouse. With the budget a bust, and no money to spare, The Democrat solution? Never cut! Don’t despair! “Blame Brewer, blame Republicans,” the Dems all agree, “We have no answers or solutions!” They would decree. Lujan and Sinema nestled snug in their beds, With visions of stimulus flowing in from the feds. Running out of options and all out of dough, They seemingly just say – “nothing must go!” As Republicans work into the night to close the gap, It's as if Democrats just woke from a long summers nap! When out on the Capitol lawn there arose such a clatter, The media sprang from its perch to see what’s the matter. Away to the windows they flew like a flash, Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash. When, what to their wondering eyes should appear, But the state’s AG, and the ninth floor so near. The perennial candidate so lively so quick, His repeated defeats, so comic, so tragic. More rapid than eagles his patrons they came, He whistled, he shouted, and called them by name. "Now Kyrsten, now David! Now Albert and Rebecca! Now Chad! Now Phil, Martha and Anna! Let’s hang them out to dry, let’s blame them for it all! Next year’s an election, we must hinder and stall!” “But what if the voters should find out our course?” Said the group’s leader without an ounce of remorse. “You shouldn’t be worried,” said the AG, “The third times the charm, and you’ll surely see, A special present for taxpayers around our great state. Return to reckless spending, and a burdensome tax rate.” And they heard him exclaim, as he drove out of sight, “Good riddance to prudence, and thanks for your support, You’ve set the state back for which there is no retort. I’ll see you on the trail, for it’s still in my blood, Even if year after year, they’ve found a me a dud.”
Not surprisingly, Terry Goddard’s friends in the Pima County Attorney’s office have punted on his own and Kyrsten Sinema’s violation of the state’s “resign-to-run” law. Suddenly, Democrats who usually don't have difficulty interpreting the law when it comes to Republicans are finding them unclear when Democrat candidates are involved. With Christmas around the corner, it comes as an early present to Democrats, from Democrats.
As I said back in September, citizens should rightfully expect lawmakers to abide by the very laws they enact. But apparently, our alleged Democrat candidate for Governor, and Kyrsten Sinema, alleged Democrat candidate for Senator, feel these laws shouldn’t apply to them. Goddard and Sinema’s cavalier attitude indicates a complete disregard for the law.
As the United States Senate races towards voting on a massive, government-run health care experiment, Randy Pullen and the Arizona Republican Party proudly stands behind Senators McCain and Kyl in their effort to fight against Senate legislation that cuts Medicaid costs $2.5 trillion, and increases taxes on working and middle class Americans.
“Over the years, we’ve seen some bloated, inefficient programs run by government bureaucrats,” said Chairman Pullen. “But Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and President Obama have created the mother of all government programs with this one. Just think how burdensome the programs will be if the bill is over two thousand pages long.”
The Obama Care debate has gone from ridiculous to dangerous.
The President’s hand picked so called blue ribbon medical panel has opined women under 40 and those over 75 should not receive mammography exams because these geniuses have decided it is “not cost effective.” This is a thinly veiled attempt to ration diagnostics which has the effect of putting a dollar value on a human life.
Rationing access to doctor’s and health care – especially to the vulnerable young and old is Obama’s plan. How unfair!
Obama Care is filled with accounting mumbo jumbo. So called “doc fix” will cost $250 billion and isn’t counted in the Senate bill. How convenient!
The President will tax all Americans starting immediately. For Obama Care but no one will receive benefits until 2014. That makes no sense!
A new Medicare commission of unelected bureaucrats will ration care to seniors. How wrong?
Tax payer dollars will fund abortions. How cruel.
The Democrat’s dangerous government run health care experiment must be stopped and we the people must continue to oppose it.
That was fast. Just a week after Arizona Democrats Harry Mitchell and Ann Kirkpatrick voted to support a government-run health care experiment, Vice President Biden repays them with economic stimulus for their campaign accounts. Unfortunately, this bailout will not be any more effective that the General Motors loan has been.
General Motors $1.2 billion loss for the last quarter proves Obama’s economic experiments are wrong for America. With results like these, I shudder to think what health care reform could look like. Probably similar to the failing swine flu vaccination program. Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and apparently Arizona’s Democrats believe that increased spending and burdensome government regulation is best for our economy. It is sad, but the Representatives Kirkpatrick and Mitchell continue to be that they say one thing, and do another. But soon enough, voters will hold them accountable.
Earlier this year, President Obama said that the huge stimulus package would keep unemployment under 8%. But since Obama's $787 billion economic stimulus was passed, nearly 3 million Americans have lost their jobs and unemployment has continued its march onward to 10.2 percent.
The Obama Administration knows that their plan for heath care reform is on life support. Joe Biden’s appearance in the Valley of the Sun not only shines the light on the failed economic policies of Democrats, but demonstrates that Washington insiders will stop at nothing to ensure that their agenda will continue to push the country further to the left. At the end of the day, all this is is a taxpayer funded campaign trip.
In honor of Veterans Day, the AZGOP has unveiled the Arizona Republican Party Veterans Alliance to recognize and honor the courage, sacrifice, and achievements of service men and women from across the state. So many brave men and women throughout Arizona have dedicated their lives to protecting the freedom and integrity of our great nation, it is fitting that we continue to seek new ways to honor and recognize their service
The Republicans Veterans Alliance brings together valuable information for veterans and keeps everyone a little closer with our troops. Posted on the website are a collection of photographs, short videos and information related to veterans and military affairs.
These brave heroes deserve special recognition, which is why the AZGOP is proud to have created this site to honor to thank our brave soldiers for their contributions to our nation. Their service and accomplishments earn them the special recognition that a Hall of Fame can provide. I feel that this is a fitting expression of our continuing gratitude and admiration.
The AZGOP Veterans Alliance is another element of the Arizona Republican Party’s on-going effort to continue to build and educate groups on the principles, values and goals of the Republican Party. Link to the site at www.azgop.org, or directly at http://azgopvets.ning.com
Today’s victories show that voters are returning to the Republican Party. From coast to coast, people are rejecting the liberal, big-government policies of Democrat leaders from the nation’s capital all the way to Phoenix and beyond. Americans are tired of endless bailouts, bloated and inefficient bureaucracies, and a heightened presence of government in our lives.
Here in Arizona, voters know that during a time of fiscal uncertainty, everyone must do more with less. This is especially the case when it comes to government. Republican candidates understand that we must return to our first principles.
Last November’s stinging electoral defeats served as a wake-up call for Republicans around the country. But this evening’s results are proof-positive that rumors of the death of the Republican Party have been greatly exaggerated. This year’s local elections serve as a strong indicator for 2010 elections, Arizona Republicans are poised again to make significant gains next year and Arizona’s Democrats should take notice.
Nationally, Democrats hit their high-water mark in 2008. Obama’s rising tide, which swept so many Democrats into power has begun to recede. I think Democrats misinterpreted the American public’s appetite for ‘Change.’ Last year, people voted for change they could believe in, clearly they didn’t get the change they were looking for. It was with a bitter aftertaste from last year that voters went to the polls today and expressed their displeasure with the direction of country.
Tonight, we can be proud of our accomplishments as we continue to reset ourselves back on the right track. In Arizona, we know that this is only the beginning of a larger battle for the future direction of our country in 2010. With Republican wins in Virginia, New Jersey coinciding with victories here in Phoenix, the GOP is laying the groundwork one race at a time and looking forward to 2010 with great anticipation.
Just as sure as overheating vehicles on Loop 202 in August, Democrat Dana Kennedy and union forces have resorted to making ridiculous claims against her City Council opponent, Sal DiCiccio. With only 8 days left until voters cast their vote for Phoenix City Council, desperate Kennedy supporters have launched their mudslinging methods to breathe life into a campaign running on fumes.
Councilman Sal DiCiccio, who was appointed to fill out the term of Greg Stanton earlier this year, is seeking a return to the City Council where he served for eight years from 1994 to 2002.
“Sal has always been a pragmatic, results oriented public servant. And his approach towards an extension of Loop 202 is a great example. Few politicians have the guts to tackle issues like these head on in an effort to get positive results. Our Councilman hasn’t been afraid to do that and he understands that something must be done to solve the traffic problems we have in Ahwatukee. Sal’s opponent has no record of building realistic solutions, only shouting criticisms from the sideline.
Dana Kennedy is already on the record as supporting the extension of the 202, to attack Sal for it makes no sense. The difference is Councilman DiCiccio wants the community to decide what its transportation future looks like.
During uncertain times, we need strong, experienced leadership that you can trust. As Chairman of the AZGOP and constituent, I wholeheartedly support his candidacy. With Sal as our Councilman, we get exactly that, a respected, effective lawmaker with fresh ideas and a unique ability to get them done.