McCain spaniel Jeff Flake colludes with Dems on Cuba

December 17, 2014

Aisle-crossing Flake sole Republican favoring lifting embargo on Communist isle

Credited as key players in brokering a secret prisoner exchange and working to normalizing relations with the oppressive Communist dictatorship of Cuba were Democrat Sens. Pat Leahy (D-Vt.) and Carl Levin (D-Mich.). U.S. Reps. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md) and Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) were also involved with negotiating the Cuba deal, at the urging of  the Obama White House..

The stand alone Republican in this mix is none other than Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake.

U.S. contractor Alan Gross was swapped for three Cubans jailed in the United States for spying. Gross worked on Van Hollen’s first campaign.

“When I visited Alan last month, he expressed the hope that his ordeal might somehow lead to positive changes between the United States and Cuba,” Flake enthused Wednesday. “With today’s significant and far-reaching announcements, I think it already has.”

Sen. Marco Rubio, (R-Fla), whose parents are Cuban immigrants, summed up Obama’s overreach in normalizing diplomatic relations with Cuba with this statement: “At a minimum Barack Obama is the worst negotiator we’ve had as president since at least Jimmy Carter, and maybe in the modern history of this country,” he said on Fox News. “The issue that I care about in Cuba is democracy. Nothing that is happening here will further that cause.”

Noting he was glad Gross would be reunited with his family, Rubio added that the exchange for three spies sets a “very dangerous precedent.” He said, “It puts a price on every American abroad. Governments now know that if they take an American hostage, they can get very significant concessions from the U.S.”              

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, was no happier.  “President Obama’s actions have vindicated the brutal behavior of the Cuban government.” Menendez said that exchanging Gross for “three convicted criminals sets an extremely dangerous precedent. It invites dictatorial and rogue regimes to use Americans serving overseas as bargaining chips.”  Read his contemptuous  statement. Menendez is also of Cuban heritage.

Obama earlier lifted some travel restrictions for Cuban-Americans and allowed former Cuban nationals living in the U.S. to send remittances (U.S. dollars) to family members still in Cuba.

The U.S. Department of State has had Cuba on the terror watch list since 1982.

Now Obama’s advisors have announced he will attend the Summit of the Americas in Panama —- a conference Cuban dictator/President Raul Castro will also attend.

The U.S. embargo against the Communist regime 90 miles from our shore, has been in effect since 1960.

We previously posted Jeff Flake would be term-limited in his beloved Cuba Check it out.


Republican McSally upsets Barber in AZ CD 2

December 17, 2014

…And then there were five R‘s: Franks, Gosar,  McSally, Salmon & Schweikert

If you’re ever tempted to think your vote doesn’t count, remember this razor thin Congressional District 2 race decided today after a recount and court battles.  Retired Air Force Colonel Martha McSally, the first female pilot to fly combat missions, emerged victorious from battle again, taking out Democrat U. S. Rep. Ron Barber by 167 votes in the nation’s final 2014 recount.

ABC 15-KNXV has more here.


Bush 3? Conservatives will take a pass on dynasty

December 17, 2014

To no one’s surprise, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush announced on Tuesday he would “actively explore” a 2016 run for the White House.

We’ve written about him before. This post, “Another Bush? Thanks, Jeb, but we’ve had enough,” is from March 2013, when he was promoting his soft-on-illegal-immigration book, written to keep him relevant after leaving office.  It’s worth reviewing —- the post, not the book —- the hardcover of which can now be purchased  for less than a buck on Amazon, exactly what it’s worth.

Nothing has changed except Jeb’s lost 15 lbs, attempting to shape up before entering the fray. Just in time to welcome in the New Year, he’s promising to send out 250,000 email releases from his time as governor and gearing up to release an eBook on his governing style to strut his digital hipness.

The eBook and emails could well serve as a calculated distraction from Bush’s financesincluding overseas investments and his work for venture capital firms, which have recently come under scrutiny.

Well aware he holds numerous positions out of step with the conservative base of the Republican party, Bush acknowledges, “I am who I’ve been.” 

Yep. We’ve noticed. 

Who he’s “been” also includes Jeb Bush being a longtime and dedicated supporter of Common Core.

Apr. 23, 2014:  Why Jeb Bush will never be President

Sept. 6, 2013: Jeb Bush opting out of 2016 presidential race?


Families of Sandy Hook victims sue gun manufacturer

December 16, 2014

U.S. Senate confirms anti-gun advocate as U.S. Surgeon General on same day

A lawsuit against gun manufacturer Bushmaster has been filed in Superior Court in Bridgeport, Connecticut by the families of nine of the people killed, and another who was wounded, in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. Also named in the suit are the local retailer who sold the AR-15 weapon used by Adam Lanza, 20, to kill 20 first-graders and six educators. He also killed his mother in the home they shared, later turning his gun on himself.

The depraved acts of violence against innocent young children and their teachers shocked the nation. Grief was felt by all who heard of the sadistic slaughter. Yet this lawsuit makes little sense.

“It’s very easy to blame an inanimate object. Any kind of instrument in the wrong hands can be put to evil use. This comes down to intent — criminal behavior, accountability and responsibility,” George Kollitides, the CEO of Freedom Group, which owns Bushmaster, told Washington Times in 2013.

The 40-page negligence and wrongful death suit names Bushmaster as well as a weapons distributor and the retailer that sold the gun used in the shooting. Plaintiffs claim the weapon, purchased by Lanza’s mother two years earlier, should not have been sold because it had no reasonable civilian purpose.

Passed in 2005, the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act shields most gun makers and dealers from civil action “resulting from the criminal or unlawful misuse” of a firearm or ammunition.

Yet Monday in a 51-4 vote, the U.S. Senate confirmed Dr. Vivek Murthy, a British-born, American-educated internal medicine specialist, to become the 19th surgeon general of the United States. Murthy has been at the center of controversy, tweeting on Oct. 12, 2012, “Tired of politicians playing politics w/ guns, putting lives at risk b/c they’re scared of NRA. Guns are a health care issue.”

He also founded Doctors for America, a national physicians group that worked to pass Obamacare, and has worked to promote the seriously flawed government overreach into American health care.

 


AZ Republic cheers the demise of E Pluribus Unum

December 15, 2014

“Out of many, one” transmogrifies into “out of one, many” as unity takes back seat to diversity

The Periódico de la República de Arizona’s (Arizona Republic‘s) dual agendas of amnesty for illegals and promotion of same-sex issues, have matured and given birth to a rowdy youngster named Diversity.

The celebration of diversity, tinged with the not-so-veiled threat of the coming minority status of today’s European-ethnic majority has stepped front and center, elbowing the longtime favorites to the sidelines.

Like the carnival midway it has become, the newspaper now has a new go-to attraction known as the “Changing Face of America.” Our nation’s motto, E Pluribus Unum —- Latin for “Out of many, one” —- is teetering on the brink of extinction, with diversity based separatism grabbing the limelight in this ongoing series.

Sunday’s five-page splash followed three teens “who have long had one date etched in their minds,” that being “Nov. 8, 2016, Election Day, and the day all three will turn 18.”

On Saturday, we were treated to a skew by reporter David Gonzalez, who noted he was wearing a dark blue suit, and described his speech to the United Nations on World Cities Day, dealing with….what else?  Increasing diversity, of course.  His report centered on being invited to speak to a conference whose goal is to “make sure American cities become socially inclusive as they become increasingly diverse.” His complaint is that “many immigrants remain invisible.”

Gonzalez, it turns out,  is quite the linguistic contortionist. In employing over 1900 words in his report, he used the word “immigration” 14 times, “immigrants” 20, “without legal status,” twice, “unauthorized migrants,” only once, “illegal” (“the debate over illegal immigration”) once, “undocumented” a single time, and “illegal alien” not at all.

Rather than finding strength uniting us as proud Americans in the manner of  previous generations of grateful legal immigrants, we are separating along ethnic fissures. Most disturbing is the fact that America’s twice-elected first black president, has presided over and exacerbated the deterioration of race relations, according to this Bloomberg Politics Poll.

Americans are witnessing the result of the invasion of our nation by a flood of people who came here in violation of our laws and national sovereignty —- now aided and abetted by Obama’s illegal executive amnesty and shameful congressional inertia. They do not value our history, language or way of life, which is clearly evident as they march through our streets making demands or walking over, spitting on and desecrating the American flag (video) during a patriotic event at the Arizona Capitol.

Rather than immigrating through the proper channels, and becoming part of the fabric of this great country, they have come here to access our legendary generosity and turn this country into a replica of the downtrodden and crime infested one they left. Should it be much of a surprise they are unwelcome?


Cuccinelli-led SCF holds Republicans accountable

December 14, 2014

Conservative group runs ads against amnesty schemers who run under GOP banner

Ken Cuccinelli, the former Attorney General of Virginia, is a bright light on the conservative horizon. He is also the new president of Senate Conservatives Fund, (SCF) the Number One conservative PAC in America.

The group pulls no punches, going after elected Republican imposters. who often collude with Democrats to the detriment of our country. We are on to the deceptively acclaimed term “bi-partisanship” the Dems and RINOs cheer, understanding all too well that we are being sold out —- before the new Republican Senate and House majorities take their oaths in January.

This is what SCF had to say about Arizona Senators Jeff Flake (whom it previously supported) and John McCain. When clicking on the link to McCain, pay particular attention to the descriptive paragraph above the video showing him dispensing his arrogant rudeness toward another senator. Note that McCain’s political designation is referred to as (RINO-Arizona)

On Friday the Senate Conservatives Action (SCA), the super PAC arm of the Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF), released three new radio ads holding GOP House leaders accountable for voting to fund Barack Obama’s unlawful executive amnesty. These ads will air for one week in the home districts of House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA). Click on each link to hear the powerful ads.

Over the past week, freedom-loving Americans from across the country pledged to donate over $117,000 to hold these leaders accountable if they voted to fund the president’s amnesty. The three radio ads carry out those pledges.

SCF President Ken Cuccinelli made the following statement:

“Americans asked Republican leaders to defund the president’s unlawful amnesty and pledged to run ads against them if they didn’t. Unfortunately, these leaders didn’t listen so now the grassroots are taking action to hold them accountable. These ads tell their voters what they’ve done and urge them to keep their promises.”

The bold actions of this organization deserve our support.


Flake kin beg for cash to aid in dead dog defense

December 13, 2014

Gilbert grifters grab for greenbacks

At this point most Arizonans are aware of the disturbing saga* of  the dogs who died agonizing heat-related suffocation deaths in a small windowless utility room, sans air conditioning at Green Acre kennel. Nearly two dozen family pets entrusted to the owner’s care suffered excruciating deaths last summer. Todd and MaLeisa Hughes, the kennel owners, were vacationing out of state when the deaths occurred.  They left the boarding facility and pets in the care of their daughter and son-in-law Logan and Austin Flake. Austin is the son of Arizona U.S. Senator Jeff Flake.

All four of them have been indicted on felony and misdemeanor charges relating to the June 20 gruesome incident. The indictment charges the Hugheses with 22 felony counts and 7 misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals, and one felony count of fraudulent schemes and artifices. Austin and Logan Flake are each charged with 21 felony counts and 7 misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals. The pets had neither food nor water in their stomachs, according to  the veterinarian who performed necropsies on the dogs. The Flakes did not call for veterinary assistance, opting to hose down the dogs and then callously pile their carcasses in a shed.

The four family members are also charged in a civil lawsuit.

Displaying an abysmal lack of judgment to go with her boorish coarseness MaLeisa Hughes, (news video) and her husband Todd, have now taken to begging for money for their legal defense on a GoFundMe online account. They are seeking $50,000.

*Additional background is available here:

Oct. 13, 2014: Bill Montgomery: Focus of daily’s sarcastic jab remains inert

Sept. 29, 2014: Still awaiting Montgomery’s Flake decision

Sept. 19, 2014: Bill Montgomery: Between a Flake and a hard place

July 17, 2014: 21 dead dogs inconsequential as Flake connection gets cover-up

June 27, 2014: AZ Republic uses dead dogs to bash Arpaio, give pass to Flake & Update


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