McCain, Kyl inoculate themselves against Fast & Furious culpability

August 31, 2012

The 1st Annual Brian Terry Foundation Benefit Dinner will be held September 17th, 2012. It’s a formal event requiring “cocktail attire” at a posh resort in Tucson. The Foundation was launched by Terry’s parents, as they await answers to the facts surrounding the death of their son.

Many notables are on the “honorary” host committee and serving as event co-chairs. The Master of Ceremonies is William La Jeunesse, a one time local AZ investigative reporter, now with Fox News. There will be an award presentation and special guest: Michael J. Fisher, U.S. Border Patrol Chief. At first blush it looks like an evening to calendar, since we all want to honor the life of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry — killed in the Arizona desert by Mexican drug cartel gangsters, carrying AK-47s provided to them by the Obama Justice Department through Operation Fast and Furious

A closer look raises too many questions to process. Serving as “honorary hosts” are AZ Senators John McCain and Jon Kyl. How interesting that they are now positioning themselves on the right side of this issue as they do their best to re-write the history of the tragedy that needlessly took Brian Terry’s life.

Both McCain and Kyl voted in support of the confirmation of Eric Holder, Obama’s hand-picked selectee for U.S. Attorney General. The corrupt Eric Holder has blood on his hands in the wretched Fast and Furious gun running scandal and obstructive cover-up. 

The McCain/Kyl duo also inexplicably supported the nomination of radical liberal Janet Napolitano for Secretary of Homeland Security. It’s not that they were unfamiliar with her leftist eccentricities and closeness to Barack Obama, since she had been a calamitous Arizona governor. Napolitano’s reckless laxity in regard to enforcement is legendary. Although she is loathe to address the criminality on our southern border, she issued a report warning of returning military vets as “right wing extremist” national security threats. Both she and Holder bear responsibility for the events that led to countless deaths on the Arizona border.   

The litany of strange bedfellows continues. Democrat U. S. Reps. Raul Grijalva and Ed Pastor are vocal open border proponents. Their new Dem seatmate U.S. Rep. Ron Barber,  is the honorary chairman, who can use this opportunity to show concern on border issues he cares not a whit about.  He co-chairs with Republican U.S. Rep Darrell Issa, whose House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted to hold AG Holder in contempt of Congress for failing to turn over tens of thousands of pages of documents subpoenaed in the Fast and Furious investigation.

And McCain and Kyl? The “Honorary Hosts” have never been held accountable for any policy decisions that put these colluders in place and set the disastrous events in motion.

Their rhetoric only toughens as campaigns are on the horizon. Otherwise, it’s business as usual, with the usual suspects.


Mitt Romney: “America must turn the page”

August 31, 2012

 

Mitt Romney, accepts the Republican nomination, pledging to create millions of jobs, repair the ailing economy, repeal ObamaCare and move America past the ‘disappointment and division’ of Obama.

“America has been patient,” Romney said in his acceptance speech last night. “Americans have supported this president in good faith. But today, the time has come to turn the page.”

How right he is!

Get involved.  With the outstanding Romney/Ryan team, we can make this happen. It is time to turn the page! The Arizona volunteer sign up is HERE.


AZ AG Tom Horne extolled in national media

August 30, 2012

In recognition of the high level of work that Arizona’s Attorney General and staff have been doing, PJ Media cites Tom Horne as one who would be a strong contender for Mitt Romney to consider as United States Attorney General, replacing Eric Holder.

PJ Media’s J. Christian Adams writes“No state has suffered under Eric Holder more than Arizona, and nobody knows this more than Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne. Horne is intimately familiar with the radicalism of DOJ policies – from the lawlessness of Fast and Furious to the lawless immigration policies of Eric Holder. Washington could use a dose of common sense from a state attorney general. Horne would bring a healthy skepticism to the bureaucracy and send a signal that the Romney administration will respect state sovereignty over elections while asserting control of American borders.


Fed. Court: Safeguarding ballot integrity harms poor

August 30, 2012

Absurd ruling finds discrimination where none exists

This morning, in another judicial overreach, a three member panel of the U. S. District Court in Washington, D.C.  ruled against a Texas law which requires voters to present photo ID in order to cast ballots in November. The 56-page opinion in State of Texas v. Eric Holder, Jr. can be read here.

U.S. District Judges Rosemary Collyer (G W. Bush appointee) and Robert Wilkins (Obama appointee), along with Circuit Judge David Tatel (Clinton appointee), wrote that the “State of Texas enacted a voter ID law that — at least to our knowledge — is the most stringent in the country. That law will almost certainly have retrogressive effect: it imposes strict, unforgiving burdens on the poor, and racial minorities in Texas are disproportionately likely to live in poverty.”

In this statement, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has vowed to appeal the ruling. “The Supreme Court of the United States has already upheld Voter ID laws as a constitutional method of ensuring integrity at the ballot box. Today’s decision is wrong on the law and improperly prevents Texas from implementing the same type of ballot integrity safeguards that are employed by Georgia and Indiana – and were upheld by the Supreme Court. The State will appeal this decision to the U.S. Supreme Court, where we are confident we will prevail.”

The reality is that thirty-three states have passed voter ID laws to insure the integrity of the ballot in response to widespread fraudvoter intimidation and in order to improve public confidence in the electoral process. Photo identification is a routine feature of modern life. Try cashing a check, enrolling your child in school or boarding an airplane without it. The poor who were the focus of the federal judge’s concerns, are required to show such identification in order to receive government subsidies.

We wrote in advance of Tuesday’s election, of the politically motivated maneuver, engaged in by the Obama/Holder Justice Department which indicated it was dispatching  federal observers “to watch and record activities during voting hours at polling locations” here in Maricopa County to ensure compliance with the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Obviously much ado about nothing, since not a word was reported about a hint of any infractions on Election Day.

How about raising concerns about the lifetime tenure of federal judges? This is what Jamal Greene, a professor of law at Columbia Law School and a former clerk for Justice John Paul Stevens had to say on the topic. His views are worthy of strong consideration.


Salman clan indicted: Defrauded indigent health care

August 30, 2012

Victim status evaporates as Michael Salman, family revealed as swindlers

Michael Hashem Salman is a master manipulator.  In July, he was able to capture national attention by claiming he had been sentenced to 60 days in jail, fined $12,180 and placed on three years probation, simply for refusing to discontinue hosting Bible studies in the privacy of his home.

Along with FOX News and other sources, we were snookered by the man professing to be a wrongly charged and convicted Phoenix pastor. We later added an updated apology when the “rest of the story” was revealed. Then came this follow-up. The Examiner had more in this report by Linda Bentley titled “Religious persecution or media con job?

So it was not entirely surprising to read Attorney General Tom Horne’s announcement that three Phoenix residents have been indicted by a State Grand Jury on multiple allegations accusing the trio of defrauding $118,000 in health care benefits from AHCCCS — Arizona’s health care system for the indigent. And who should appear among the indicted but Michael Salman, 39, the self-styled pastor who claimed victim status in a blown-out-of-proportion zoning dispute. 

Salman and his wife, Suzanne Salman, 34, allegedly misrepresented their household income to the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) and received health insurance benefits through the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) for themselves and their children. Frank Salman, 37, Michael Salman’s brother also misrepresented his income to DES in order receive AHCCCS health insurance benefits of $45,000 for himself, his spouse and his children.

The 8-count indictment against Michael and Suzanne Salman can be read HERE. Frank Salman’s 9-count indictment can be read HERE.

“It is unacceptable for anyone who does not legitimately need AHCCCS assistance to devise this kind of scheme that ultimately rips off taxpayers and depletes badly-needed resources for the truly needy,” declared Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne. “My office is determined to root out and bring to justice anyone who perpetrates fraud on the State and its taxpayers.”

In addition to being a self-proclaimed pastor, Michael Salman’s dishonesty is compounded by the fact he is a business owner.  He even appears wearing food in his mustache and a Mighty Mike tee shirt in his own on-line video ad for his Mighty Mike’s Burgers.


Obama won’t monitor the gathering storm in Tampa

August 29, 2012

…or the dazzling Ann Romney

According to White House spokesman Jay Carney, Barack Obama didn’t tune in to the GOP convention last night.  He had “other things to do” ….like watch sports or monitor the gulf storm coverage, as reported in Daniel Halper’s Weekly Standard blog.

Let’s cut Obama some slack. It’s not difficult to understand why watching this would be difficult for Michelle’s husband to take:

 


Despicable McKyl ads, endorsements backfire

August 29, 2012

The outcome of last evening’s CD 6 race brings to mind the line in a children’s rhyme “all the King’s horses and all the King’s men….”

The more Arizona’s self appointed, establishment “Kings” tried to put their anointed and malleable Ben Quayle back together again, the less it worked.  He was shoehorned into a seat that he never actually fit, based solely on family name and powerful, moneyed connections. It didn’t take long to realize that the son whose dad jumped the gun and initially announced his candidacy was out of his league on many levels, even evidencing scant commitment to the elective process.

Decennial redistricting complicated matters. Quayle found himself in a district not to his liking,  so like any good scion used to privilege, he moved and challenged another Republican — trusted conservative Congressman David Schweikert.

The campaign took to below-the-belt body slams and vicious mudslinging when John McCain and Jon Kyl entered the fray on behalf of Quayle. The Arizona senators who have given lip-service to their distaste for pre-primary endorsements have been on a roll in this cycle, endorsing any RINO Republican who stood still long enough for their blessing. On their way out the door — Kyl retiring and McCain undeniably in decline — the duo want nothing more than to see their skewed and pro-amnesty legacy maintained.

Their same interference in the CD 5 race brought identical results, as former Congressman Matt Salmon trounced the “Kings’ favorit,e Kirk Adams, whose abysmal record on amnesty related votes while in the state legislature helped doom him.  The 11th hour endorsement of McClone Sarah Palin had zero sway with conservatives. With loss in hand, Adams is now freed up to devote full time to selling insurance.

As November’s General Election draws closer, be alert to the way the clearly peeved and dying liberal AZ República configured the internecine CD 6 battle:

“In Congressional District 6, Republicans David Schweikert and Ben Quayle, veteran representatives vying for a single seat, set the low standard for negative campaigning. There was not another major race in Arizona more negative and distasteful as this one. Although their race remained too close to call, Schweikert appeared to be moving ahead — an affirmation of the value of tawdry campaign ads, considering that he easily was the worst of the two.”

It’s clear the Quayle supporters at the newspaper weren’t paying attention to either Quayle, Adams or the surrogate “Kings,” McCain and Kyl.

Good thing the voters were.


AZ election results? We’ve got what you’re looking for!

August 28, 2012

For up-to-the-minute 2012 statewide primary election results CLICK HERE.  (Patience. The continually updating data takes a moment to load.)

We have it all!

The updated site has easy to access navigation features that are worth checking out, giving details that complete the election picture.

Maricopa County election results are available HERE.

Polls close at 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. Election results will be available after 8:00 p.m.

The Secretary of State’s Office provides this user navigation guide.


The appalling arrogance of Jeff McFlake

August 28, 2012

Q:  How does it benefit a candidate to make a pre-primary endorsement that has the potential to tick off a good percentage of his voter base?

A:  Jeff Flake is a smug, supercilious manifestation of his endorsement -happy mentors the McKyl twins.

What else could possibly account for THIS mushy effusiveness?


Election Day! SPEAK LOUDLY, send a message

August 27, 2012

VOTE Tuesday, August 28

 Here in Maricopa County of the approximately 784,000 early ballots that were requested and sent out to voters, only slightly more than 324,000 have been returned. That leaves a good size chunk of nearly 60 percent of requested ballots that will most likely be turned in at polling places.

If you are among the conservative voters who have yet to cast your important primary election ballot, we have a suggestion. Let your ballot speak loud and clearly that you do not want a continuation of the status quo that is being spoon fed to us like pablum by the establishment power brokers.

Jon Kyl and John McCain are spending an inordinate amount of time appearing on radio and television commercials and jamming our mailboxes with fallacious assaults on conservative stalwarts in an incessant drumbeat on behalf of RINO candidates —  Jeff Flake (Senate), Paul Gosar (CD 4), Kirk Adams (CD 5), Ben Quayle (CD 6), and Martin Sepulveda (CD 9).

Send the old guard, elite power brokers a message with your vote for the reliably conservative candidates.

As U.S. Senate candidate Wil Cardon says,” This is an important time in our country’s history. We need to send consistent conservatives to Washington — people who believe in limited government, who know we have to secure our border and who are passionate about protecting our families.”

VOTE  FOR:

US Senate: Wil Cardon

Congress:

Gabriela Saucedo Mercer (CD 3)

Ron Gould (CD 4)

Matt Salmon (CD 5)

David Schweikert (CD 6)

Trent Franks (CD 8)

Travis Grantham (CD 9)

CLICK HERE TO FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE ANYWHERE IN ARIZONA.


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