Parents onto Common Core oppose implementation

April 14, 2014

Gallup reports 56% of parents in the dark about fed-ed scheme affecting their own children

This latest Gallup poll concerning U.S. public school parents’ views of the Common Core standards finds that even in states that have implemented the centralized standards, 27% of parents surveyed said they know “only a little” about the standards, while 29% know “nothing” about them at all, leaving 56% of public school parents with little to no knowledge of how and what their children are currently being taught.

Relatively few parents feel strongly about Common Core. Even among parents familiar with the federal program, just 13% view them very positively, while slightly more — 19% — view them very negatively.

Critics of Common Core have argued that the standards were crafted without sufficient involvement from parents, teachers, and local school boards, thus taking the public by surprise. In fact, fewer than four in 10 parents (38%) appear to be knowledgeable about the standards, saying they have heard either a great deal or a fair amount about them. Nearly as many — 31% — have heard nothing, while another 30% have heard only a little.

Parents in states that have already implemented Common Core are only slightly more familiar with it than those in other states, and their overall views toward the standards are about the same.

In not much of a revelation, the Gallup survey reports opposition to Common Core runs deeper among Republican parents.

Last September we wrote, “Alarmed by the voices of angry voters, parents dedicated to protecting their children and facing Diane Douglas, a knowledgeable conservative challenger in the 2014 election, John Huppenthal, Arizona’s Superintendent of Public Instruction, has decided the most advantageous scheme is to try to dupe the public by slickly changing the name from ‘Common Core’ to ‘Arizona College and Career Ready Standards.’”

Parental vigilance is needed to protect America’s students from overreaching federal bureaucrats.


Harry Reid lurking in BLM land grab of Bundy Ranch

April 12, 2014

Corrupt Democrat Sen. Harry Reid is exposed as working with the Chinese government to take land from the American family of ranchers who have worked on this Nevada site for over 140 years.

Alex Jones’ InfoWars has the very important and sordid story complete with documents, updates and videos. This government corruption affects us all. Read about it. 

Knowledge is power.


GOP elites backdoor amnesty, left uses intimidation

April 11, 2014

ACLU employs strong-arm tactics, bullying, deluge of subpoenas, in attempt to silence AZ conservatives

Far leftist New York Sen. Chuck Schumer —- the fellow amnesty gangster of John McCain and his deferential underling Jeff Flake —- was quoted this week saying that he thinks Congress still has a chance to pass “immigration reform” before the end of 2014. “Most Republicans, they’re in the vote-no, pray-yes caucus, they want it to pass as long as they don’t have to vote for it. I still think we have a chance to pass it this year.”

These words send a strong signal that conservatives must remain vigilant of our own Arizona Four. Polling shows that 83% of Americans are disgusted with Congress. This arrogant back-of-the-hand is among the reasons. It’s time we face the harsh reality that what we are being told at district meetings and town halls is quite different from what they are actually hoping for, and likely will vote to pass —- after Election Day. When constituent hoodwinking is on the horizon, Schumer’s words hold relevance.

Look at the facts:  The Texas Tribune reports that onetime Republican National Committee chair and former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is colluding with Democrats on what is now cunningly called “Immigration Reform.”  We know it by its more honest moniker “Amnesty.”

Jeb Bush tells us that illegals invading the United States come out of an “act of love.” His bizarre remarks are contained in this Washington Post article.

Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, reveals the  lengths to which pro-amnesty groups such as the deep-pocketed ACLU will go in order to silence conservative voices. He describes intimidation techniques in Arizona related to SB1070: “Vast arrays of individuals and organizations have been subpoenaed by the ACLU. Ordered to produce “all communications” related to immigration and other hot-button topics such as voter IDs for a nine-year period are more than 20 current and former members of the Arizona state Legislature, public-interest groups such as the Center for Immigration Studies, NumbersUSA and the American Legislative Exchange Council, nine police associations, including the Arizona Fraternal Order of Police and the Arizona Highway Patrol Association, political groups such as the Arizona state Republican Party, the Arizona African-American Republican Club, the Arizona Republican Assembly.”

Fitton also describes the efforts to end a racially biased ethnic-studies program in the Tucson Unified School District. In 2011, Tom Horne, our Arizona Attorney General, was then Superintendent of Public Instruction. Horne appropriately found the Raza (Race) Studies Program to be in violation of statutes prohibiting the promotion of ethnic resentment. In public comments during the case, a former member of the Arizona Board of Regents noted that the Race Studies textbooks were “classical showpieces of Marxist-oriented indoctrination. They are about political oppression, incessant deprecation of anything not Chicano — including the U.S. Constitution, capitalism, and anything European.” Students were taught that “they are oppressed” and “principally not American.” Horne was successful in removing the racist, anti-American program that called for the American Southwest to be reclaimed by Mexico.

Fitton discloses retaliation and harassment were the actual motive for the massive deluge of ACLU subpoenas. Simply holding views different from the leftist ACLU and its clients placed targets on the backs of Americans and their First Amendment and privacy rights.

We recently posted “Reading between the amnesty lines,” which bares the Congressional double-talk on amnesty. 


McCain vows amnesty fight as long as ‘I’m alive, breathing’

March 31, 2014

Ritz-Carlton fundraiser shows strong RINO support for McCain

In remarks to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce last week, John McCain vowed to fight for amnesty as long as he is a breathing United States Senator.

Breitbart’s Tony Lee reports that McCain also said that if comprehensive immigration reform passes, he would “make sure it is forever called the Edward M. Kennedy immigration bill.” McCain and the late Kennedy previously teamed up with George W. Bush in a concerted effort to pass the McCain/Kennedy amnesty bill.

Unified efforts by conservatives successfully resulted in the defeat of  the measure which would have depressed the wages of American workers while providing no relief from the illegal invasion.

The high-tech lobby, the Chambers of Commerce, and the same groups that previously pushed amnesty are intensifying their efforts this year. Advocates such as McCain’s sycophantic junior Sen. Jeff Flake and committed leftists such as New York Sen. Chuck Schumer and Illinois Rep. Luis Gutierrez fear it may be the last chance for such legislation.

Now House Speaker John Boehner has hired Rebecca Tallent, McCain’s longtime amnesty hustler. Boehner has said that he and Barack Obama want to get immigration reform legislation “done” this year. 

Other speakers throughout the week at Hispanic Chamber events included Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, who declared that amnesty legislation was inevitable, and VP Joe Biden, who actually stated that he believed illegal immigrants were “already American citizens.”

No wonder these establishment stalwarts are falling all over themselves —- dropping the big bucks and encouraging their friends and business associates to do the same —- while signing on with such a stellar friend of American workers:

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AZ Republic reinvented again: USA Today takes over

March 28, 2014

Most recent desperate survival attempt launches Sunday, March 30th

The Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) is making promises, and are they ever doozies! The newspaper vows it will expand its coverage by “roughly 70” additional pages a week —- with feeds from USA Today, the stallion in the Gannett stable.

The Virginia-based newspaper’s circulation including freebies distributed by hotels nationwide is said to be the widest in the U.S. and points beyond. The hallmark of USA Today is that it is written at a fifth grade comprehension level, using bright colors, with heavy emphasis on trends, film reviews, celebrity coverage and travel, with a hard focus on sports.

USA Today isn’t for newshounds. Think of it as the People magazine of newspapers.

The Arizona República employs a novel approach in abandoning its news reporting duties by saying turning most of the work over to USA Today allows it to “focus it’s resources more fully on local content.” The front section will be merging compactly with the Valley section. But not to worry. The Republic is “adding pages on dining, weather, state history and moments that make us uniquely Arizona.” That should satisfy even the most demanding readers seeking information.

Though the daily already relies heavily on AP, Politico, and ASU journalism students, readers are told this is a reinvention of news in response to their requests, and this new format has generated positive feedback in other market launches where Gannett has initiated it.

So as the state’s newspaper of record opts for ever more fluff and less substance, expect it to use its fading energies to concentrate on hammering Republicans, with a specific emphasis on conservatives. After all, the 2014 election cycle is upon us.  It’s quite a downhill slide for a  publication that was begin in 1890 as the “Arizona Republican.”

Seeing Red AZ has frequently covered the ever-shrinking dual agenda, far leftwing Arizona República.  Arizona Republic: Compressing the press was posted last August. It contains links to three other reports on the distressed newspaper. Rather than considering this dubious Gannett lifeline, the newspaper could resort to reporting with integrity, instead of crafting news. It could stop insulting its few remaining readers. It might survive. But the daily prefers to fade to black spewing venom with its biases intact.

Gannett’s 100 page 2013 annual report requires a CPA and lawyer to decipher “the company” (as it refers to itself) code.  The New York Stock Exchange is easier to read. Gannett continues to tumble.

 


Tobin makes friends in Mexico, forfeits them in CD 1

March 25, 2014

Viva Tobin!!

The left-of-center Christian Science Monitor tag teams with the even further left Associated Press on this report that does no favors for the candidacy of Andy Tobin, currently in a tough battle to win the CD 1 primary.

Tobin’s disregard of his constituency is reaching epic proportions. He’s so busy making regular expeditions to Mexico that he’s neglecting the very voters he needs to connect with and retain. As an example, Pinal County, with the most Republican voters in CD 1, held its annual county fair this weekend. The other two candidates for the Republican nomination, Rep. Adam Kwasman and Gary Kiehne were there gaining crucial support from voters.

Tobin, arrogantly misjudging the dynamics of this primary, was in Mexico City with a pro-amnesty contingent —- including liberal Democrat Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and Glenn Hamer, president of the AZ Chamber of Commerce —- connecting with a different constituency at a “binational cocktail party,” according the article in the Monitor. Not only did Tobin personally skip the Pinal County opportunity, but he had no presence whatsoever. No staff. No booth, No table. No literature. He obviously doesn’t think those Pinal County Republicans are worth his time.

But in Mexico he was singing a more congenial tune, trying to distance himself from his vote for SB 1070. “We’re just like you are,” he was quoted as saying. “Mexicans and Arizonans want the same future for their children. We’ll be here a lot more frequently, and we’re here to continue to make friends.”

No wonder Sheriff Joe Arpaio has endorsed Adam Kwasman for Congress.

Since Andy Tobin continues to disregard Congressional District One Republicans, perhaps he’s counting on his new south-of-the-border friends to ensure his election. In the meantime, he’s got establishment elites such as John Boehner fundraising for him, while the other candidates are connecting with the locals.

As he partied through Mexico, Tobin also neglected his legislative duties —- allowing the budget negotiations to fracture in the House last night as the reliable RINO contingent once again joined Democrats to block the Republican budget recently passed by the Senate.

Political watchers are witnessing Tobin unravel at breakneck speed.


GOP establishment meddles in contested primaries

March 23, 2014

Boehner emulates Jon Kyl

House Speaker John Boehner is coming to Arizona at the end of the month to support two Republican candidates who have contested primaries. This invitation confirms the details of the high dollar soiree.

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Though seen by conservatives as divisive, Boehner is a prominent figure within the establishment wing of the Republican Party. The fact that the Speaker is openly playing favorites before primary voters have had an opportunity to select their nominee is exceedingly troubling.

Boehner’s efforts on behalf of squish union and amnesty supporter Andy Tobin over conservative state Rep. Adam Kwasman in the CD 1 primary isn’t much of a surprise to political observers, though it underscores the chasm within the party. Tobin’s lack of support of key Republican principles by withholding crucial legislation and the misuse of the Republican Victory Fund caused him to be censured by both Maricopa County and Pinal County Republican leadership.

Boehner should stay out of contested primaries and focus his efforts on helping Republicans win their General Elections in Districts 1, 2, and 9. Instead, he emulates the intra-party meddling of former Sen. Jon Kyl, who has even gone so far as to engage in recruitment of a weak challenger to conservative Attorney General Tom Horne.

The time has come to view the endorsements of establishment elites with the suspicion they deserve.


Bill Montgomery’s REAL(ly) strange friends

March 21, 2014

Republican pretenders blow their cover

A group calling itself theReal Arizona Coalition,” claims it is inclusive, broad-based and represented by a respected and multicultural array of the state’s community, faith and business leadership organizations. These people, we’re advised, represent many thousands of other individuals throughout Arizona.

It’s a pitch that sounds more like a threat than a promise. Then comes, what the used car salesman at the shoddy downtown lot calls the “big closer.” The Real Arizona Coalition’s “Real Solution,” it turns out, is the “SANE Approach to Federal Immigration Reform.”

The first clue is the hackneyed old saw that our immigration system is broken. In fact the system isn’t broken at all.  What has collapsed is the will of the political establishment to push back against the vast illegal invasion of our country. The group has every trite response, including repeatedly telling us “we need federal immigration reform for a 21st century economy.”

Worse is the Real Arizona Coalition’s admission that its goal is for Arizona’s Congressional delegation to support the SANE federal immigration platform that advances such an economy. Its intent is “to move beyond issues focused only on enforcement and toward solutions that address the underlying problems with our current immigration system, while respecting the historic and ongoing contributions of immigrants. The ability to obtain citizenship must be addressed by Congress with discernment and fairness, and we have great hope that our elected officials and the American people can find and support a reasonable solution — even if it means engaging in compromise.”

Still blinking?  Go ahead and read that doozy of a goal again. It’s worth remembering as you wade through the rhetoric that the deceptive premise is to engineer congressional action to gift American citizenship to those who disrespect our laws, march through our cities making demands and issuing threats, refuse to assimilate and promote Reconquista or re-conquering the Southwestern U.S. for Mexico in our public schools. Omitted are the vast array of negative impacts on our citizens in terms of the devastation of jobs lost to illegal workers, the high costs of providing benefits and combating increased crime.

Although this list consists of the usual cast of left-wingers —- Democrats, lukewarm Republicans, ethnic advocacy groups. and organizations including the Democrat Party, there are a few surprises in the form of Republican establishment types who deceptively campaign as conservatives. Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, whose job it is to enforce the law, is keeping mighty strange company these days. For him and the others of his ilk to engage in a process that suborns the interests of their constituents to those of the lobbyists and party elites whose favor they hope to curry is beyond disappointing. Also tucked in among the horde of liberals are RINOs Kirk Adams, gubernatorial candidate Scott Smith, and Lucy Mason who is currently running as a team with Vernon Parker for two vacancies on the Arizona Corporation Commission. They are all ready to sell their souls to the McCain wing of the party to advance their own political aspirations.

It’s no secret the Congressional Republicans the Coalition is diligently recruiting intend to pull a fast one on voters who oppose amnesty. The plan is to delay a vote on an amnesty bill until after the deadline passes for primary challenges across the country. That allows Republican lawmakers whose constituents adamantly oppose these provisions to wait until there are no primary challengers —- and then vote against the voters’ interest.

Don’t be conned. The “Real Arizona Coalition” stands exposed as REAL(ly) extreme Arizona liberals, regardless of which political tags they opt to use.


GOP won’t win following Dem amnesty scheme

March 19, 2014

Major polls show Americans not onboard with amnesty — Let Dems own it

As Democrats running for office run from the increasingly toxic Obama, Republicans appear to be running headlong into his amnesty embrace.

In this Politico interview, Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee Chairman, claims there is a consensus in the GOP for “serious immigration reform” as he dissects the one-year anniversary of the RNC’s divisive 2012 100-page autopsy” report that said the party “must embrace and champion comprehensive immigration reform.” After all, he says, voters see the GOP as a “scary” group of “stuffy old men” who are “out of touch” with an increasingly diverse country. The only word Priebus omitted from his reckless assessment is “White.”

But Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions declares embracing amnesty is precisely the wrong approach for the GOP to take after the party got whacked by low-income voters in the 2012 presidential election, and in a country in which two major polls have found that a plurality of Americans are less likely to vote for candidates who support amnesty. (We’ve included links to both the NBC News/Wall St. Journal survey and the ABC News/Washington Post poll. Neither has a conservative perspective.)

And what did the GOP’s brilliant consultant class conclude from this resounding defeat?” Sessions asks. “They declared that the GOP must embrace amnesty. The Republican National Committee dutifully issued a report calling for a ‘comprehensive immigration reform’ that would inevitably increase the flow of low-skilled immigration, reducing the wages and living standards of the very voters whose trust the GOP had lost.”

Sessions said Republicans, by opposing amnesty, could make a “clean public break from the special-interest immigration lobby” and let “Democrats own — solely, completely, and exclusively — the unwise and unpopular policies they are pushing on these groups’ behalf.”

“Isn’t it time we made President Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and each of their rank-and-file members defend their near-unanimous embrace of an immigration plan that is so contrary to the wishes and interests of the American people?” Sessions asked.

Take time to read Sen. Sessions well reasoned commentaryBecoming the Party of Workin National Review.

We hope Arizona’s four Republican Congressmen, Paul Gosar,(CD-4); Matt Salmon,(CD-5); David Schweikert, (CD-6); and Trent Franks, (CD-8), read it as well.

The poor excuses for U.S. Senators representing our state are solidly onboard the amnesty express. We’ve devoted an entire scrollable category to John McStench and his doppelganger Jeff the Flake.


Hypocrisy at the AZ Republic? Who’d a guessed?

March 18, 2014

The Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) is at it again. Recently the arrogant leftist radicals at the newspaper have taken to advising Republicans how to conduct themselves and win elections.

Sunday’s edition carried a chastising editorial titled, “Lawmakers, Listen to Voters.” This particular bit of drivel begins with the words, “Lawmakers, show some respect for voters.” The topic of such importance is directing $10 million a year of Lottery revenue to the state Game and Fish and Parks Departments. The money, approved over two dozen years ago by voters in more flush times was intended to protect habitats for species such as the 3-inch lowland leopard frog —- which according to this reportis still relatively secure in central Arizona.”

Since the makeup of the Arizona House and Senate is predominately Republican, the logical conclusion is the newspaper is railing against the GOP again.

There is no such outcry from the charlatans at the daily demanding the voices of voters be respected when the issues apply to people rather than frogs. Here are but a few of the hucksterisms from the Arizona Republic:

When RINO legislators (named here) joined the unified Dems in forcing through Obama’s reckless Medicaid Expansion —- an economically unsustainable government overreach, championed and signed by Jan Brewer —- while subverting the will of GOP voters and legislative districts statewide, there was no protest from the liberal Republic.

Popular and nationally copied SB 1070  “Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act,” was routinely maligned by the newspaper, which waged a daily and multi-pronged war against its author Senate President Russell Pearce. Redistricted into a predominantly Democrat legislative district, he ultimately lost his reelection bid. The Republic gloated.

SB 1062, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act was the subject of a misinformation campaign that intentionally mischaracterized the bill. The Republic led the charge.

The deceptive Open Elections/Open Government” or “Top 2 initiative aimed specifically at gutting Republican influence was championed by the daily disseminator of leftist propaganda. Ultimately, it was defeated 1,340,288 to 662,366. In this case the Republic was trampling on voters. “Respect” was nowhere to be seen.

In 2008, Arizona voters overwhelmingly passedProposition 102, the Marriage Protection Amendment,” defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman, by a vote of 56.3 – 43.7 percent. At the time, the crafty word-twisters at the Arizona Republic, defined the issue as the “Gay Marriage Ban.” The newspaper bashed the LDS Church’s influence but was mum on supporting the voice of the people.

When five Republican senators shamefully broke ranks and voted with Democrats to defeat SB 1310 a bill prohibiting the State Board of Education from applying Obama’s Common Core in Arizona, the newspaper said not a word against their actions.

John McComish, Adam Driggs, Steve Pierce, Michele Reagan and Bob Worsley, deceived their constituents —- who had every right to expect more than such traitorous actions.  Reagan is now running as a Republican for Secretary of State.

The far left Arizona Republic caterwauls when the issue is a lowlands leopard frog but either becomes mute or blithely spews venomous distortions as it targets Arizona families and conservatives.


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