AZCentral drops bombshell on Turning Point Arizona

In a recent article on AZ Central, Richard Ruelas drops a bombshell on Turning Point Arizona outlining their campaign finance spending towards republicans who lost the general election. 

 “Turning Point PAC, the political action committee started by Turning Point USA, spent $494,105 during the 2022 election cycle, including the primary elections. The bulk of that, $377,201, went towards the general election races for U.S. Senate, governor and Secretary of State in Arizona”

“In Arizona, Turning Point PAC spent $213,554 on the gubernatorial race between Lake, the former news anchor for KSAZ-TV, Channel 10, and Hobbs, the eventual winner, state campaign finance records show.

Most of that sum — $203,769 to be exact — was spent on a string of electronic billboards along freeways, records show. The billboards alternated between various messages in the weeks leading up to Election Day. One promoted Lake and Blake Masters, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, as a “Lake and Blake” ticket.”

Ruelas, quoting Kathy Petsas, claims that Turning Point has “showed its inexperience”, and made mistakes by supporting all candidates with the MAGA agenda. 

On top of it, there are speculations about the amount of money Charlie Kirk and Tyler Bowyer, leaders of this organization, received as their pay for the year. They earned almost as much as they spent on the donations to these campaigns.

“Kirk earned a salary of $405,416 as the CEO of Turning Point USA and Turning Point Action, the IRS filing shows. Bowyer earned $258,628 as the chief operating officer and chief secretary of the two Turning Point entities. 

On the Charlie Kirk show that aired Monday night, Bowyer said that Lake perhaps relied too much on large Trump-style rallies and might have engaged in more small-scale retail politics, visiting sports fields filled with parents on weekends or shaking hands in crowded restaurants.”

Biden Rails Against “Enemies of Democracy”

President Biden made his closing argument to voters in a largely unwatched TV broadcast. He warned that “failure to vote Democrat means siding with the enemies of our democracy. It’s right there on your ballot. Candidates with a ‘D’ after their names are friends of democracy. Candidates with an ‘R’ after their names are rebelling against our democracy.”

As proof of the veracity of his contention, Biden cited the 2 am attack on Paul Pelosi by MAGA extremist David DePape, calling it “emblematic of the type of political violence instigated against democracy by Donald Trump. The brazen nature of this assault was demonstrated by the fact that DePape waited until the police were present before he hit Paul in the head with a hammer. This is the type of lawlessness spawned by incessant Republican resistance to the unity I have been striving to achieve.”

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel described Biden’s speech as “desperate and dishonest. If anything, the attack on Paul Pelosi illustrates why Democrats’ soft on crime policies are inspiring voters to opt for change. It took the breach of a residence with top-of-the-line security alarms and cameras to gain the attention of a Democrat Party that has been actively ignoring the surge in attacks on ordinary citizens enabled by their policies that let dangerous people go free without posting bail.”

Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre defended her boss, saying “comparing the rapes, stabbings, and shootings of unimportant people to the nearly fatal hammering of the 82-year-old husband of the Speaker of the House of Representatives is shameful. Our society can easily survive the losses inflicted on people who are not vital to the successful functioning of our democracy. The President is confident that voters will be able to make this distinction and reelect the Democrats that are vital to preserving our democracy.”

Sen. Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark) observed that “to Biden, ‘democracy’ means one thing: Democrats having complete power.” Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Az) contended that “the President’s notion of what constitutes democracy looks an awful lot like tyranny to any sane person.”

Leftist Literati Call for Censorship

A gaggle of 547 leftist “intellectuals” have signed a letter demanding that Penguin Random House cancel its agreement with Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett to publish a book she just wrote about maintaining judicial impartiality. The letter begins with a quote from Academy Award winning film producer Lord David Putnam that calls for a “balance freedom of expression with wider moral and social responsibilities.”

The “wider moral and social responsibility” which Justice Barrett apparently failed to uphold was her participation in this year’s US Supreme Court ruling overturning the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. The letter appeals to a “higher authority,” citing the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights’ “recognition of abortion access as a fundamental human right.”

Justice Coney Barrett called the letter “fundamentally flawed and unpersuasive. The US Supreme Court is bound to obey the US Constitution’s limits on the wielding of power, not the UN’s declarations. The authority to make laws regarding abortion fall under the Tenth Amendment clause ‘the powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.’ The 1973 Court had no authority to establish either a right to abortion or a regulation of abortion. The Court’s decision rendered earlier this year corrected the 1973 error and restored the power that had been usurped by the 1973 Court back to the states.”

The Justice added that “since abortion allows one human to take the life of another a human, the assertion by the UN that doing so is a ‘fundamental human right’ is a logical absurdity. Likewise, this group’s contention that blocking the publication of my book is not censorship demonstrates a failure to grasp the meaning of the First Amendment.”

Attorney General Merrick Garland criticized Barrett’s “out-dated interpretation of the Supreme Court’s role in our government. Tying us to a 200 year-old piece of paper is the antithesis of a progressive society. The tragedy of this year’s Dobbs decision would have been avoided if my appointment to the Court hadn’t been blocked by the Republicans in 2016. As it was, Roe v. Wade was too stingy with abortion rights. It allowed states to restrict abortions occurring in the third trimester of pregnancy. If I were in Barrett’s place I would have expanded abortion rights beyond the narrow window Roe v. Wade established.”

Meanwhile, Garland’s goons in the FBI are preparing dossiers on those who spread “misleading” information about the upcoming elections. In leaked internal emails, agents were advised to be on the lookout for “election crimes that are committed intentionally or inadvertently by making false or inaccurate statements by candidates or their supporters that could lead to votes being diverted to dangerous enemies of democracy.”

Could one of these dangerous enemies of democracy be President Biden? This week he claimed that “gasoline prices when I took office in January of 2021 were over $5 per gallon. We have now gotten them down to $3.39.” Neither statement is correct. The average price when he took office was $2.39. The current national average price is $3.77 per gallon. The New York Times insisted “this is just good old Joe being folksy–like the time he bragged about having hairy legs. It’s definitely not false or inaccurate.”

Democrats Lose Series of Debates

In New York

Sitting Democrat Gov. Kathy Hochul squared off against GOP Rep. Lee Zeldin in a one hour televised debate. While Zeldin zeroed in on what he characterized as the Democrat’s policy failures–high crime rates, high tax rates, and pandemic oppression, Hochul remained unfazed, professing herself “mystified by Mr. Zeldin’s obsession with crime. Why is it so important to lock up criminals?”

She brushed off reporters’ questions on this topic by pointing out that “most of the malcontents opposed to the state’s criminal justice reform, high taxes, and covid coercion have already moved out of the state. Loyal Democrats out-number Republicans by a wide margin. There’s no way Zeldin can win.”

In Michigan

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon hammered incumbent Democrat Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for her “tyrannical pandemic edicts,” saying “our children’s education was set back by lengthy school closures. Their health is endangered by government pressure to take the experimental covid vaccines even though they are at very low risk from the disease. She urged the people to ‘get the jab and get your liberties and freedoms back.'”

Whitmer responded by falsely alleging that “schools were only closed for three months” and promising “to ease up on coercion that is no longer necessary as the vast majority of the population has already been vaccinated. Voters can trust that in the future I would never do anything that isn’t for their own good.” A Michigan-based Fox affiliate weighed in on Whitmer’s behalf by running a commercial during Dixon’s opening statement.

In Pennsylvania

The inarticulate Democrat senate candidate John Fetterman blamed the closed captioning equipment he was allowed to use so his staff could feed him answers to the debate questions for his poor performance. An example of the “malfunctioning” device came when Fetterman was asked by a moderator to reconcile his 2018 statement that “I don’t support fracking, at all and I never have” with his current assertion that he does. “I do support fracking. And, I don’t, I don’t—I support fracking, and I stand, and I do support fracking.” Fetterman said.

Gary Weitman, Communications Officer for the station airing the debate asserted that “the equipment was not to blame for Mr. Fetterman’s debate disaster. CNN’s Chris Cuomo said “Fetterman struggled and his fitness for office is now in question.” In a poll of those who saw the debate 82% said GOP candidate Dr. Mehmet Oz won the debate. “The View” loudmouth Joy Behar, insisted that “Oz broke the Hippocratic oath of ‘do no harm.’ As a doctor he should have stepped aside and let Fetterman run unopposed because the disabled deserve representation in Congress and Fetterman clearly fits the bill.” The good news for Fetterman is that half of the mail-in votes were cast before the debate was aired.

In Arizona

Candidate for governor Secretary of State Katie Hobbs (D) refuses to debate GOP candidate Kari Lake. Hobbs said “a debate would be a strategic blunder for me. Lake is a communications expert with two decades of experience conveying ideas and information to voters. It’s a no-win proposition for me to face her. You know, a famous statesman once said ‘those who vote decide nothing, those who count the votes decide everything.’ My strength lies in the fact that I am in charge of counting the votes. I’ll put my energy into this phase of the election. We’ll see who comes out on top November 8th.”

Prior to Hobbs snubbing the debate the race was too close to call. Since Hobbs’ refusal to debate has been noticed by voters, polls show Lake up by double digits. Whether Hobbs’ vote-counting expertise can overcome Lake’s apparent lead with voters remains to be seen.

By John Semmens

Dems Blame Moderators

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-Mich) and Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich) blamed their lackluster performances in two separate debates this week on the debate moderators.

During her debate with Whitmer, Republican challenger Tudor Dixon argued that “I am merely trying to call attention to the gap between the Governor’s 2018 pre-election promises and her performance in office. Rather than keeping the people safe from criminals she wants to disarm law-abiding gun owners. While rioting in America’s streets over the death of George Floyd was killing people and destroying property the Governor said she supported the ‘spirit’ of the defund the police movement.”

Whitmer complained that Dixon “showed complete disregard for my emergency powers as governor. She was repeatedly allowed to use my own words against me. The moderators should have called her out for doing this to me. There was no real-time fact-checking of the sort that the media has consistently applied to proponents of unacceptable views and opinions over the past two years of the pandemic.”

After her debate with Republican state Sen. Tom Barrett, Slotkin was especially aggrieved that Tim Skubick of WLNS, the person she hand-picked to moderate, did not raise the abortion issue during the October 6 debate. “Skubick’s excuse that we had already covered this ground in our September 25 debate was indefensible,” Slotkin ranted. “I didn’t choose him as a moderator to be an impartial journalist. I chose him to help me make my case for reelection. His failure to fulfill my expectations was disrespectful.” After the tongue lashing from Slotkin, Skubick apologized.

FBI Retaliates Against Whistleblower

By John Semmens

This week, FBI Special Agent Steve Friend, a respected 12-year veteran of the FBI, was suspended, his badge and firearm confiscated, and was escorted out of the building after he complained about some of the Agency’s actions. His complaint to DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz cited multiple violations of FBI policy including the falsification of data, use of excessive force against non-violent subjects accused of misdemeanor offenses, and political bias against conservatives.

“I didn’t like the idea of sending heavily-armed SWAT teams on dawn raids of persons suspected of what, at best, would be misdemeanor offenses,” Friend explained. “I suggested alternatives such as the issuance of a court summons or utilizing surveillance groups to determine an optimal, safe time for a local sheriff’s deputy to contact the subjects and advise them about the existence of the arrest warrant. For this I was told I was a ‘bad teammate.’”

FBI Director Christopher called Friend “the kind of mole that must be rooted out and removed from having access to sensitive government operations. His challenge to orders that he considers ill-conceived is a threat to the Agency’s morale. The smooth functioning of the FBI relies on immediate obedience to the directives of one’s superior officers. We can’t fight the enemies of democracy very effectively if we harbor one of them in our midst. Friend’s claim that many other field agents share his views shows that there is a conspiracy of disloyal Americans that have infiltrated our Agency. His refusal to name names constitutes obstruction of justice. Being ousted from his job is just the beginning of the troubles he will experience in the near future.”

Dems Mock GOP’s “Commitment to America”

By John Semmens

This week, House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif) unveiled the Republicans’ “Commitment to America” platform. The platform focused on inflation, crime, and the southern border.

“President Biden and the Democrats in Congress took a whack at the strong economy bequeathed to them by former President Trump’s policies of low taxes, energy independence, and secure borders and wrecked it,” McCarthy said. “Democrats raised taxes, doubled the size of the IRS, squelched domestic energy production, and allowed more than two million people to enter the country illegally through our southern border. Now inflation is the highest its been in more than 40 years, the cost of fueling our cars, heating and cooling our homes, and putting food on the table are mercilessly squeezing family budgets, and crime is soaring in many of our largest cities as Democrat district attorneys go easy on violent criminals. The Republican Party is pledging to undo the Democrats’ foolish policies if voters give us a majority in Congress.”

Biden immediately assailed the GOP Platform’s “absence of a pledge to restore the Roe v. Wade abortion rights recently overturned by the Supreme Court. What good is prosperity if a woman cannot get an abortion when she needs it? Sure, some states have laws affirming the right to an abortion, but what about women who live in states that have stricter controls on the procedure? Who’s going to pay the high costs of their travel to states where abortions are well-funded with public money?”

Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams added to Biden’s criticism by characterizing the whole pro-life movement as “phony. There’s no such thing as a fetal heartbeat. Republicans are duping women with fake sounds to try to scare them into forgoing their sacred right to abort an unwanted child. They put the right to life of the child ahead of a woman’s right to freedom. We can’t let these monsters hold any office in this country.”

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md) called the GOP platform “more Make America Great Again extremism. Rather than crossing the aisle to support the unifying agenda of the President they are advancing a program of selfishness for America. The difficulties of transitioning to a cleaner and more equitable future are prices the American people must pay. The attempt to avoid this pain is unpatriotic. We urge all voters to stay the course by casting their ballots for Democrats as often as they can between now and November 8.”

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La) defended the platform, saying that “this country was founded on the principles of individual freedom. Scaling back the bloated government that the Democrats are inflicting on the inhabitants of the nation is a restoration of these founding principles. The doubling of the IRS that Democrats have enacted into law will send out swarms of officers to harass the people and eat out their substance. This election is an opportunity for these intended victims of the socialist nostrums that drive modern Democrats to fight for their freedom by voting against the Democrats’ oppressive schemes. We have laid out a bold conservative vision to show the country there’s hope again.”

In related news, a Convention of States Action/Trafalgar Group survey found that 68% of Americans felt safer when Trump was president than they do now. The breakout by political affiliation was 87% for Republicans, 64% for independents, and 44% for Democrats. Sens Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) asserted that “public safety isn’t some random fluctuation of nature. It is directly influenced by government policies toward crime. Law-abiding citizens need to be protected from law-breaking criminals. Republicans understand this. Too many of the Democrats in charge around the country don’t seem to understand this. Replacing them with Republicans is one thing voters can do to improve safety where they live.”

White House Defends Use of Marines in Speech

By: John Semmens

The optics of President Biden’s speech attacking MAGA Republicans last week have drawn criticism for inserting Marines into what was obviously a political speech rather than a presidential address to the nation. Even the usually reliable apologist for Democrat excesses CNN thought he had gone too far. Anchor Brianna Keilar observed that “the military is supposed to be apolitical. Positioning Marines in uniform behind President Biden for a political speech flies in the face of that.”

Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre defended the imagery as “appropriate for the occasion. Our democracy is under attack from an insidious domestic threat. The inclusion of the marines, like the President’s earlier warning that he has F-15s standing by to obliterate these enemies of the people, was meant as a warning. US Marines are the finest trained killers in the world. The President knows that many of his critics consider him a feeble, addled old man. He wanted to show them that as weak as he may be personally, he commands mighty forces.”

There are military rules prohibiting active duty members from participating in political campaigns while in uniform because it could give the impression that the military favors one Party over the other. Jean-Pierre insisted that “taking on the evil MAGA Republicans is more a holy crusade than a mere disagreement about political policies. The threat is so dire that the full weight of our military might must be employed to ensure that the President’s unifying message is received and obeyed.”

Mayor Objects to Bused Migrants

By: John Semmens

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) called Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) “immoral and unpatriotic for busing away immigrants released into Texas by federal immigration authorities. His behavior defies the values of who we are as Americans. It’s inhumane. If the President wanted these immigrants to come to my city he would have had them flown here rather than making them take a two-day bus ride.”

Abbott said “we didn’t force any of the immigrants to board these buses. When they heard that Chicago was a sanctuary city they were eager to go there. Isn’t a sanctuary defined as a place of refuge or safety? With the Biden Administration releasing hundreds of thousands of these illegal border-crossers into Texas this year why should Mayor Lightfoot be so upset that we are sharing a few hundred with her?”

“Gov. Abbott knows damn well that Chicago is not a safe place,” Lightfoot replied. “Over the Labor Day weekend alone 55 people were shot. Eleven of them died. He’s sending these poor Mexicans into a killing zone. He’s aiding and abetting their murder by the criminals who roam our streets.”

While Lightfoot has branded Abbott a “racist and xenophobe” for his actions, she herself is quietly busing these illegals to the suburbs. Burr Ridge Mayor Gary Grasso complained that “we weren’t asked whether we wanted these people. We got no heads-up from Mayor Lightfoot before she had dozens of them dropped off at a Burr Ridge hotel. We’re not a sanctuary city.”

Could Covid Jabs Be More Dangerous than Advertised?

By: John Semmens

Since the so-called covid vaccines became available in late 2020 billions have received them under the promise that if you got the “jab” you wouldn’t catch the disease. The latest evidence indicates that those who have been vaccinated are as likely to come down with the ailment as those who haven’t been vaccinated. Worse, though, are research findings showing that significant numbers of vaccine recipients have experienced serious health degradation.

An Italian study using dark-field microscopic analysis of blood drawn from persons injected with mRNA vaccines found conclusive evidence that more than 90% of persons whose blood was normal prior to the jab were abnormal afterward. A German study found similar results, prompting the researchers to advise an immediate halt to covid vaccinations.

Undertakers are finding strange blood clots that have not previously seen. Richard Hirschmann, an Alabama embalmer, who has gathered evidence of this phenomenon in over 100 corpses during the past year said, “if these strange clots are the cause of the ailments leading to these people’s ultimate death, and it is found out to be vaccine-related, then the death rate for the vaccine would be astronomical.”

Dr. Ryan Cole, founder of Cole Diagnostics, attributes these clots to spike proteins the body is forced to make, either by infection from the COVID-19 virus, or getting the mRNA vaccine. South African doctor Resia Pretorius also blames the spike protein, whether from COVID or the vaccine, as a primary cause of clotting and platelet dysfunction.

Biden’s coronavirus adviser Ashish Jha pooh-poohed these findings, contending “since the world’s foremost expert on the vaccines, Dr. Anthony Fauci, has already declared the vaccines safe, contrary information should be ignored as ‘disinformation.’ I find it shocking that these research findings were allowed to be published. Dr, Fauci now recommends at least annual re-vaccinations for both covid and the flu. I really believe this is why God gave us two arms — one for the flu shot and the other one for the COVID shot. From my perspective, the big tragedy  is that nearly 30% of Americans have not yet received a covid shot. The President’s efforts to ensure that everyone gets these shots fell short due to ignorant disobedience and untimely judicial interference impeding his mandate compelling everyone to be vaccinated to keep their jobs.”