“Shining city on the hill” now presided over by incompetent Obama

August 30, 2014

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah warns the West will be jihadists’ next target unless “rapid” action is taken

Throughout his political career, President Ronald Reagan exuded optimism and his speeches invoked his recognition of America’s greatness. The message was consistent: America was “a shining city on a hill,” and its promise, as well as those of its citizens, remained limitless.

Barack Obama has a much different vision. He began his presidency by apologizing for America’s excellence. Where Reagan reveled in our greatness, Obama has recoiled from it. He has repeatedly and deferentially bowed to repressive dictators, Muslim royals and tyrants.

Rather than exemplifying national strength, he publicly conveys weakness. As radical Islamic extremists savagely behead an American journalist, Christian women and children and vow to decimate American cities, Obama has cut our defense budget to pre-World War II levels. And in the face of ISIS terrorist swagger, Obama admits we have no coherent strategy for dealing with these fanatical and murderous international thugs who follow the Quranic 47:4 imperative to “strike the necks” of unbelievers.

Within a day of delivering his “no strategy” message, Obama has returned to his second favorite activity after playing golf —- fundraising. He was out raising money among the elite of New York and Rhode Island willing to pay up to $32,400 for the pleasure of funding Democrats as they head into the November election.

Clearly the “shining city on the hill” is now presided over by a man the Beatles foresaw in 1967.

The citizens of the UK can be proud of their leader who uses unequivocal language in addressing the pressing problems facing the free world. British Prime Minister David Cameron recently gave a superb speech —- one Barack Obama should have given if he was less politically inept.

Fox News reports PM Cameron announced his government’s decision to raise the UK terrorism threat level to “severe,” and implement a series of measures to combat the Islamist threat within Britain itself, including tough new measures against British-born, self-styled “jihadists,” hundreds of whom have traveled to Iraq and Syria in recent months to fight with ISIS.

Cameron addressed the Islamist menace head-on, declaring that “the root cause of this threat to our security is clear: it is a poisonous ideology of Islamic extremism that is condemned by all states.”

In contrast, President Obama’s remarks to the White House press corps Thursday were weak-kneed, meandering and confused, sending mixed messages both to America’s enemies and the American people. Watch CBS News clip here.


Experts: America facing imminent terror threat

August 23, 2014

McCain met with the head of ISIS on a secret trip to Syria last year and promised them weapons, training, and funding in their war against Bashir Assad

Following the gruesome decapitation of American photojournalist James Foley, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee warns that ISIS or Islamic State terrorists are working to develop the capability of blowing up a major American city.

Sen. Inhofe issued the dire warning on Oklahoma City’s Fox 25. He blames policy decisions of the Obama administration and cuts in defense spending for putting the country in this extremely dangerous situation.

There is  no leadership coming from the White House. Within minutes of saying he was “appalled” by the vicious beheading, a seemingly disconnected Obama returned to the Martha’s Vineyard golf course to resume his vacation, tossing aside criticism from world leaders and the American people.

In a particularly shocking turn of events, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced his office will be opening a criminal investigation into the grisly beheading as though it was an ordinary street crime and not an international act of aggression against the United States and its citizens.

The Obama administration has steadfastly refused to identify radical Islamic terrorists as enemy combatants. Some of the Gitmo detainees released by Obama have joined the Islamic State jihad movement. The ultimate goal of the extremists is a worldwide caliphate, forcing Islam or death and replacing political systems with a single theocratic one world government under Muslim domination.

And thanks to the liberal polices promoted by Obama and Republicrat Senators such as McCain, Flake and Kyl, the U.S. still doesn’t have control of our sovereign border, nor do we know who blends in with the Mexican invaders.

In a post complete with numerous photos, the GOP Daily Dose reminds us that John McCain met with the head of ISIS on a secret trip to Syria last year and promised them weapons, training, and funding.

Former U.S. Rep. Allen West reports OTMs (Other than Mexicans) routinely being assisted by drug cartels are Islamic terrorists gaining entrance into the U.S. via our porous southern border. 

Breitbart News headlines  “Former. Homeland Security Adviser: “Very, very true ISIS may have crossed border.” Seeing Red AZ addressed this serious issue just days ago.

WND has sounded the alarm for years, writing “From Sept. 11, 2001, to 2006, the Department of Homeland Security reported a 41 percent increase in arrests along the Texas/Mexico border of “special-interest aliens” – including aliens from Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Pakistan, Cuba, Brazil, Ecuador, China, Russia, Yemen, Albania, Yugoslavia and Afghanistan.

This is increasingly serious business. If our government isn’t paying attention, we damn well better be. Repeatedly sending status quo politicians back to Washington has potentially mind-boggling consequences.


Below-the-belt politics? Nathan Sproul lurks nearby

August 18, 2014

The side-by-side signs are head turners. Appearing on street corners around the Valley, they could be the source of whiplash for many driving by. They are also the source of disgust, since they exemplify politics at its worst.

So who would be behind the reprehensible signs slamming two Republican candidates for the office of state treasurer? The reasonable assumption would be a political rival of the opposing party. Then we remember, the upcoming election is the primary. The only challengers at this point are within the same political party.

Given the circumstances, it doesn’t take long for the name Nathan Sproul to emerge.

Sproul, the former executive director of both the Arizona Christian Coalition and the Arizona Republican Party, eventually opened Sproul & Associates, a political consulting firm. After the his name became toxic he switched to the more reputable sounding Lincoln Strategy Group, but the sliminess remained. Sproul is a pro-amnesty McCain ally who, among his other notorious schemes, has previously defended a tawdry independent expenditure campaign as a “battle for the heart and soul of the Republican party.”

In this latest despicable venture into the intra-party primary, Open Secrets reveals Sproul has teamed with Tucson auto dealer and high-dollar McCain donor and bundler, Jim Click, to form the high-minded sounding “Preserve America’s Future.” The two are listed as top contributors, with political operative Sproul running the show, and registered with the AZ Secretary of State’s Office on Aug. 7.

Nathan Sproul is listed on competing GOP treasurer candidate Hugh Hallman’s campaign website as one of his supporters, on a list that looks like a Who‘s Who in McCainville, with a few surprises thrown in. Connect the dots. As this post points out the link is always McCain.

Sproul is far more than merely a supporter. He actually recruited Hallman.

The daily covers the sleazy tactics Sproul has employed to aid Republicrat Hugh Hallman’s desperate campaign, using distortions and outright lies about both the exceptionally well-qualified Randy Pullen, whom we have endorsed, and Jeff DeWit. Neither man should be subjected to these squalid tactics.

Sproul is quoted as saying his committee will disclose its donors during the next reporting period. The next campaign finance reports are due Aug 22, just 4 days before the Aug. 26, Primary election.

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Libertarian spoilers in key GOP senate races

August 15, 2014

As Americans who are paying attention are all too aware, it is imperative for the GOP to regain control of the U.S. Senate. With Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid playing hand-in-glove with a president who disregards congress as irrelevant and has repeatedly made good on his vow to use the power of executive actions to bypass the Republican-controlled House, the urgency of winning the midterm senatorial elections is undeniable 

But Republicans face a substantial problem, and it isn’t coming from the left. Game-playing Libertarians present a new wild card, with the potential of gumming up these vital elections by siphoning votes in crucial races from Republican candidates.

A key 2014 race is in New Hampshire, where Libertarian candidate Gardner Goldsmith is complicating Republican former senator Scott Brown’s bid to unseat Democrat incumbent Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. Brown trails Shaheen by 10 percentage points (42 – 52) with Goldsmith taking 2 points and 9 percent of voters still undecided, according to most recent polling.

Although Goldsmith’s 2 percentage points might appear too small to decide the race, politicos contend New Hampshire voters have a history of supporting independent candidates, which means that Goldsmith could take a hefty chunk of the undecided vote and decisively block any hope of a Brown victory.

North Carolina is also dealing with a Libertarian spoiler. Sean Haugh a perennial candidate, open-borders supporter and pizza delivery guy is attempting to throw ice water on Republican plans to defeat Sen. Kay Hagan, considered one of the most vulnerable Democrat incumbent senators.

This Aug. 7, 2014 Rasmussen survey shows Thom Tillis edging Hagan 45-to-40 percent, with Haugh taking 6 percent of the vote, though other polls show Haugh hitting 11 percent. The odds of the Libertarian winning are nil, but his ability to botch the election is formidable. Those odds increase should he qualify for the senatorial debate series which begin Sept. 3. 

The Libertarian Party goes to great lengths to mask its spoiler image, oddly claiming it has broader appeal.  “Gay marriage, less taxes, there’s overlap there,” Libertarian Party President Wes Benedict recently claimed in a Fox news report. “From a marketing perspective, we want to distinguish ourselves from Democrats and Republicans. But we do want to attract voters from both sides,” he admits.

This Washington Post July report provides an overview of Libertarian efforts to swing control of the U.S. Senate away from the GOP.

Here in Arizona, Sen. Jeff Flake and Attorney General challenger Mark Brnovich run as Republicans but have roots deep in Libertarian soil. Both have worked for the Libertarian — not Republican — Goldwater Institute.  It should come as no surprise that Flake supports Brnovich’s candidacy.


Pay more for gas? Radical U.S. Chamber thinks you should

August 13, 2014

U.S. Chamber is not a benign business group, but a massive liberal entity

If you think the price of a fill-up at the local service station is steep, Thomas J. Donohue will not be your favorite guy. Donohue, the President and CEO of the U. S. Chamber of Commerce, is concerned about the nation’s infrastructure. So much so, in fact, he’s written a piece titled, “Let’s pave the way for infrastructure funding,” in which he opines that it’s time to “raise the gas tax.”

The U.S. Chamber believes, he writes, that the simplest, most straightforward way to fix the Highway Trust Fund is to raise the gas tax, which hasn’t been done in nearly 20 years. A modest, phased-in increase —- plus indexing to inflation —- would shore up the fund. This proposal has gained the support of labor and key industries, including trucking and shipping. We believe that motorists could get behind it as well if Congress were serious about ensuring that the money goes to the most essential projects.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, says Donohue, is calling on Congress to seriously consider a long-term revenue solution this fall, with the goal of creating —-  and seizing —- the opportunity to act before year-end. Time is short and the consequences of inaction are high.

GasBuddy.com compiles and updates the lowest and highest per gallon prices in the Valley. Options include Regular, Midgrade, Premium and Diesel. Tracking prices over the past nine months, with a few peaks and valleys, the rise in the cost of a fill-up is unmistakable.

Displaying an immense disregard for Americans still struggling in a severely depressed economy, the Chamber is, in a platitude-laced screed, supportive of a continued flood of illegals to compete with American citizens for fewer jobs, advocating for earned “lawful status for the undocumented with no future bar to citizenship.”

In plain English that means the illegal labor profiteers desire a continued flood of low-cost labor, regardless of the consequences to American workers. In May, Donohue issued a threat and ultimatum to the Republican Party: Either pass amnesty or don’t bother fielding a presidential candidate in 2016.  Rick Moran covered Donahue’s blatant, partisan extremism for PJ Media.

The U.S. Chamber is also supportive of Common Core, Obama’s federal overreach into America’s education system, driven by a mindset that educational control via federal bureaucrats is preferable to state and local oversight guided by input from parents, teachers and neighborhood school boards.

And who knew the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has a International Affairs Division ‘headquartered near the White House,” which “leads the business community’s efforts to shape global policy”? The division is headed by a guy with the unlikely name of Myron Brilliant. But then again, it is the brilliant and all-powerful OZ-like Chamber.


How badly do you want a taco?

July 30, 2014

Unsavory McCain alliances taint taco fest

Republicans in state Legislative District 28 are in a tough spot.  They have a choice between sending RINOs or a Democrat to the Arizona House of Representatives. Attempting to differentiate one from the other is a fool’s errand. The same holds true for the district’s state senator, immigration lawyer Adam Driggs.

To aid and abet the election of yet another RINO, Sen. Nancy Barto (LD 15) and Rep. Justin Olson (LD 25) are lending their names and presence to a “Meet and Greet” taco soiree on behalf of LD 28 House candidate Shawnna Bolick. Her coup establishment endorsers Jeff Flake and the ubiquitous Bill Montgomery are otherwise ocupado.

On her campaign website, Bolick contends “our legal immigration system has been broken for decades,” and “we must restore a work-based immigration system…..”

During her failed 2010 campaign Bolick had the endorsement of Doug McDucey, now a gubernatorial candidate and the fast food mogul Jason LeVecke, an illegal labor profiteer.

And the salsa on the frijoles? The festivities are at the Paradise Valley home of Bill and Debbie Cheatham. Republican insiders will remember Bill Cheatham as the McCain choice poised to topple Rob Haney as Maricopa County Republican chairman. But a conservative tsunami rocked the GOP 2011 meeting when conservative Haney, with a massive show of support, trounced Cheatham 1281 – 575

Shawnna Bolick was a prime supporter of Bill Cheatham’s, handing out anti-Haney fliers at that meeting.

On the taco invitation, which we’ve chosen not to post, Shawnna says she’s hosted many meet-and -greets throughout this election cycle, but she just “wants to see you once more.”

Here’s hoping she gets her wish.


Ch. 3 debate producer disputes Brnovich’s claim

July 26, 2014

“Integrity” Mark Brnovich claims to possess takes a hike in favor of desperation, campaign expediency

From MCRC Briefs July 24:  AG Candidate Mark Brnovich’s July 21 Promo Statement ‘untrue’ that, “…Mr. Horne would not appear in the same room as us for the debate” for the Sunday night Attorney General candidate debate, according to the show producer.  

Sybil Hoffman, executive producer of the Channel 3 Sunday evening debate, said, “That is not true.”  Hoffman said that the station put the candidates in different rooms to video the debate. “Neither candidate asked for a separate room. The decision was entirely that of the station,” Hoffman said.  

Incumbent Attorney General Tom Horne also said that it was the station’s decision to video the candidates in separate rooms.

Included in Brnovich’s July 21 fundraising promo were these words he knew to be untrue: “We were disappointed that Mr. Horne would not appear in the same room as us for the debate, but we look forward to future opportunities to demonstrate to voters who is best suited to represent voters this November in the general election. Please take some time to watch the debate and decide who you want fighting for you and your conservative values in the Attorney General’s office.”

Engaging in outright deception when campaigning on “conservative values” is risky business.

Seeing Red AZ covered the debate highlights here.  Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne is the conservative in this race. Mark Brnovich is the inept McEstablishment recruit.

 


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