Saturday, June 27, 2015

Federalist Society Summer Happy Hour

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Thursday, July 30, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Dr. Kelli Ward can unseat McCain, just ask Virginia conservatives

Arizona State Senator Kelli Ward (R-Lake Havasu City) is the closest of anyone to announcing a run against Senator John McCain in the 2016 primary. Her exploratory committee continues to evaluate whether the financial and logistical path to victory exists.
Ward is a family physician, not a career politician; Obamacare propelled her run for office. “It [Obamacare] was such an offense to me that the federal government was gonna try to take over my patients and their freedom, their liberty, their ability to get the kind of care that they want and need,” she said, on The Mark Levin Show. She described the “blood sweat and tears” she spent working to become a doctor.

Senator Ward has made a name for herself in the state legislature sponsoring more than forty bills, including banning traffic citation cameras and restoring gun rights. Her voting record provides ample evidence that she is a principled conservative and takes action on behalf of her constituents.

Ward has built strong support in Arizona and her name is being mentioned nationally as a rising star. She does acknowledge her potential fundraising disadvantage against the McCain machine. Conservative Republican Club of Kingman President Larry Schiff says Ward has been underestimated in the past and he’s not counting her out. “She has become much, much better known than anyone else from this area in Phoenix, and I have often heard of her described as a rising star,” Schiff told the Kingman Daily Miner. McCain spent approximately $24 million when he won his fifth term in 2010, using money left over from his 2008 Presidential bid. According the Schiff, Ward will need $10 million to have a chance.

During the miraculous 2014 GOP House primary in Virginia, David Brat shocked House Majority Leader Eric Cantor by defeating him despite being outspent $5.7 million to $231,000. It was the largest House primary upset in generations and Brat did this with no support from national groups like Club for Growth and Heritage Action.

Eric Cantor ignored his base, treated his constituents with disdain and displayed a massive ego. That sounds strikingly similar to the five-term Senator from Arizona who gets booed, censured and has his own party turn their backs on him while he speaks.

Many media outlets attributed Cantor's loss to immigration reform or his support of amnesty, but that is not the case. Senior Editor at The Daily Caller, Christopher Bedford, summed up the true deciding factor: Grassroots Anger at a Washington power player meddling in Virginia politics with a heavy hand and a disregard for his base.

"Attempts by the Cantor team and other establishment Republicans in Virginia to bully, exclude and defeat grassroots conservatives in his district and elsewhere that made his defeat essential to send a message to Washington,” conservative Virginia activist and writer Mark FitzGibbons told The Daily Caller.

Never underestimate the power of "grassroots anger". There is no shortage of that right now in Arizona.

Dr. Ward was a recent guest on #RedNationRising Radio:

Article originally published at

Monday, June 15, 2015

The Left Disbars Another Conservative Prosecutor, Charles Sebesta

Charles Sebesta in front of the building where he worked as a DA for many years.
Realizing they control the judiciary and state bar associations, as well as much of the complicit media, the left is going after conservatives with a vengeance using the legal system. Any conservative is at risk of being sued, but conservative attorneys and judges are getting hit the hardest because state bars can take away their license to practice law, destroying their reputations and careers. Once they’ve been disciplined by the state bar, it is easy for aggrieved “victims” to sue and get a large judgment awarded against them from a sympathetic judiciary.

Several years ago, society was concerned about renegade prosecutors. Now, the tables have turned. Prosecutors are scared to bring charges on politically charged issues, especially if they go against the left’s agenda. Any little technical, meaningless mistake made by anyone down the chain – from an assistant to a detective to a secretary – can be magnified and used against them.

Powerful public officials with income streams to protect and left-wing agendas to push regularly bully prosecutors around now. Prosecutors are terrified to file charges against corrupt public officials, knowing the system is too stacked against them and will be turned around and used to destroy them.

Charles Sebesta was the Burleson County District Attorney in Texas for many years. He would have retired with an impressive career except for one thing – the left started making traction unpopularizing the death penalty toward the end of his tenure, and he had a case that was inconveniently getting in the way. In 1994, Anthony Graves and Robert Carter were convicted of capital murder in the deaths of six black people and sentenced to death. Carter was put to death, but Graves and his attorneys continued his appeals. Finally, in 2006, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the conviction, on the grounds that Sebesta had “withheld evidence.”

Read the rest of the article at Townhall

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Sen. Kelli Ward distinguishes herself from McCain on blind allegiance to Obamatrade

Great piece in Breitbart here contrasting Ward's v. McCain's positions on TPA and TPP. I wrote about the latter two here last week; Kelli is taking the careful, cautious approach instead of blindly giving Obama carte blanche powers to do what he wants as McCain is doing. McCain hasn't even bothered to read the entire Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, yet he's giving Obama fast-track authority and intends to vote yes on it anyway.