Support of Common Core not a winning message

October 7, 2014

Diane Douglas’ victory proof of widespread opposition to fed ed scheme

It appears Sen. Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican, may have been keeping a watchful eye on Arizona’s primary election results. Conservative Diane Douglas scored an unprecedented victory against the incumbent state Superintendent of Public Instruction. Her 58 to 41 stunning upset stands as a testament to the unpopularity of the federally imposed education mandate known as Common Core —- which Douglas unwaveringly opposes. Here in Arizona, the toxic name was even changed in an effort to dupe wary voters.

Instead of protecting Arizona’s Constitutional requirement for local control of our district schools, Common Core cedes control of every facet of the state’s education system to federal bureaucrats.

Rand Paul approaches the issue this way: He has said, “I don’t see Common Core being — if you’re for Common Core and you’re for a national curriculum, I don’t see it being a winning message in a Republican primary.” Paul said, “If there’s a Republican candidate out there — let’s just say there’s a hypothetical one who’s for Common Core. I’m saying that that hypothetical candidate who’s for Common Core probably doesn’t have much chance of winning in a Republican primary.”

In his scenario, the primary is the national one, deciding the 2016 candidate in the race for the White House. It was a none too subtle jab at Jeb Bush, who has made no secret of his desire to be a dynastic Bush III —- an idea even most Republicans consider a bridge too far.

Getting early national face-time, the pro-amnesty, bilingual Bush released Spanish language ads Monday for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on behalf of three GOP candidates, among them Arizonan Martha McSally, (video link) who is trying to unseat CD 2 Democrat Rep. Ron Barber.

Paul’s forceful opposition to the fed ed Common Core sets the stage for what’s likely to come as 2016 approaches, and he also gears up for an expected presidential bid — while Bush and other Republicans who have expressed support for the wildly unpopular Common Core do the same.

Syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin was an early endorser of Diane Douglas. This enthusiastic congratulatory post celebrates Douglas’ decisive Primary victory. In an unparalleled show of grassroots support, Douglas garnered the highest number of votes of any contested election, and beat all unopposed Democrats —- securing 16½ percent more votes than Dem gubernatorial candidate Fred DuVal.

Parents and grandparents vote. They are not fooled by deceptive rebranding of federal overreaches. No voters should be.


Bill Montgomery: Between a Flake and a hard place

September 19, 2014

Career aspirations of political animal run headlong into the carcasses of dead pets

So what do you do when you’re the chief prosecutor in the most populous county in Arizona and the country’s most renown and fearless sheriff sends you felony recommendations following a completed investigation?

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio did just that recently, forwarding twenty-one charges of animal neglect and cruelty to Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery. The recommendation of charges came after an arduous and professional three-month investigation related to the heinous deaths of dogs supposedly being cared for at a Gilbert kennel bearing the menacingly funereal name Green Acre.  Arpaio, a champion of animals, has had an Animal Crimes Investigations Unit as part of his office for over a decade.

Todd and MaLeisa Hughes, the owners of the kennel, were vacationing in Florida, leaving the  dogs in the care of their daughter Logan and her husband Austin. When they returned, Todd Hughes initially told the pet owners their dogs had all run away.  Later they claimed the deaths of nearly two dozen dogs were the result of an accident when a dog chewed through an air-conditioning electrical cord, disabling the unit. The dogs died an agonizing death, suffocating in the small utility room in which they were crammed together on a searingly hot June day. The dead dogs were then carted out to a storage shed where they were callously dumped.

The veterinarian who performed necropsies on some of the dogs indicated suffocation was the likely cause of death. 

Austin Flake is the son of Arizona Senator Jeff Flake. And this is where things begin to get dicey.

Montgomery has career aspirations that are rumored to include the state’s second senate seat, when McCain finally moves on. Obviously how he chooses to handle this widely scrutinized case could have devastating consequences for his ambitions.

At a recent press conference in which he exhibited raw insensitivity to the grieving pet owners, Montgomery gave more than a few clues (video) as to his bent. “This isn’t to cheapen or minimize the loss of the pets to the families,” Montgomery said. “But we’re not talking about the deaths of 23 children.” 

Oddly, Montgomery used the occasion to slam his predecessor‘s administration, and repeatedly said there are no assurances of convictions, becoming a broken record stating the office standard of a “reasonable likelihood of conviction.”

The harshest punishment Austin and Logan Flake might receive is the inability to ever own an animal in Maricopa County. No joke. The Maricopa County Attorney actually noted that as a potential penalty.

Okay. We get it. When the prosecutor sounds more like a public defender, expressing concerns over what the “impact to someone’s life in the future” might be after being charged with a felony, it becomes all too clear that Montgomery sees his own future looming before him. If it crashes or soars could well depend on 21 dead pups and a couple of rabbits.


Kyrsten Sinema deceitfully alters stance on military, vets

September 4, 2014

CD 9 voters have a choice: Vote for a 5th-generation military officer, Air Force pilot Lt Col Wendy Rogers (ret.) or radical leftist Kyrsten Sinema, now posing as a moderate

As slickly as radical leftist Kyrsten Sinema repackaged herself from a losing Green Party candidate  to a Democrat Arizona state legislator, she also attempted to conceal her Communist Party ideology. Sinema’s Cinco de Mayo and May Day greetings which each appeared in the Communist publication People’s Weekly World, can be seen in this post.

In 2007, while a member of the state legislature, Sinema was one of eight AZ Dems who introduced HB 2286, an appalling bill that imposed mandatory minimum jail sentences on members of the civilian Minutemen —- many former American service personnel —- trying to get a negligent U.S. government to simply enforce existing immigration laws by alerting authorities to the illegal invaders crossing our southern border. Using the same negative and insulting words as her close friend, Janet Napolitano who singled out America’s returning military personnel, Sinema referred to these patriotic citizens as “domestic terrorists.”

During her 2012 congressional campaign in the newly crafted Congressional District 9, Guy Benson wrote this revealing report for Townhall “Moderate” Arizona Democrat Has Deep Ties to Left-Wing Radicals, Obama White House. Although we strongly urge you to read it in its entirety, this snippet unmasks the pretender:

Beyond opposing America’s military response to the atrocities of 9/11 (the facts of which some of her associates call into question), Sinema has also promoted and appeared with radical characters, including convicted terrorist collaborator Lynne Stewart, and a self-described “pagan” and “witch” known as “Starhawk.”  While colluding with Starhawk to oppose US military efforts, Sinema wrote this email to her fellow activists in 2003, warning them against referring to any illegal activities in writing, lest the government be monitoring their communications.

Now in this ad, Sinema has re-crafted herself once again —- convincing the grieving parents of a young military vet who tragically committed suicide, that she is working in their behalf and in the interest of the military. 

In this press release the woman who holds the military in contempt, boasts of a Department of Defense contract award to a Tempe defense manufacturer, calling it a “vital investment in the safety of our military service members,” saying “they will provide our men and women in uniform with the best, most innovative technology produced right here in Arizona.”

Here charlatan Sinema hypocritically calls for action following the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General confirming gross mismanagement and delays in access to care in the Phoenix VA Health Care System.

Contrast Kyrsten Sinema emceeing this bizarre event calling for the “end of US Occupation of Iraq,” co-sponsored by the Progressive Democrats of America and crackpot 9-11 Truthers, showcasing Cindy Sheehan —- with Lt Col Wendy Rogers (ret.) who served America as one of the first 100 women pilots in the U.S. Air Force.

The clear choices presented in this election are unique in their simplicity. Send Sinema home.


Border chaos Number One issue with Americans

August 2, 2014

One in six say immigration top U.S. problem

 A snapshot of what is driving elections across the United States is contained in the upward spiraling of concern over the illegal invasion. The increasing alarm is obvious in responses to the recent Gallup poll question posed to over a thousand adults, “What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today?

In January of this year, just 3 percent of respondents answered “immigration or illegal aliens.”  That number rose to 5 percent in June.  Just one month later the same questioned was asked.  In July fully 17 percent of Americans expressed their concerns —- with this single topic outstripping all others, including the economy, jobs, healthcare, education, or the federal budget and deficit.

According to Pew, just 28 percent of Americans approve of the way Barack Obama is handling the border. Double that number —-  56 percent —- disapprove.

Congressional Job Approval is even more abysmal. Scroll down to Real Clear Politics’ aggregated polling data to see the shockingly low scores across the board. The RCP average showed a 12.3 approval rating with 77.3 disapproving of the job congress is doing.

Virginia’s Eric Cantor, the unceremoniously ousted GOP House Majority Leader is emblematic of the ire with which the American people view their congressional representatives. After being trounced by Dave Brat, an unknown economics professor in the June 10 Republican primary, he has taken an early leave, quitting Friday and taking his bruised ego with him.

In Arizona, our GOP AZ 4 are running with no worries and no primary opponents, save for Trent Franks’ pesky challenger Clair Van Steenwyk. Incumbency brings many perks, chief among them the ability to raise significant campaign cash on the banks of the Potomac. 

Now they’re all home for a month during which they’ll whine about the inability to get immigration issues moving. Ask them the hard questions and don’t be cajoled by their practiced spew, heavy on “humanitarian” concerns. The humanitarian concerns they need to focus on are those involving the American citizens they are supposed to represent —- many underemployed or out of work, and still paying their salaries and providing their enviable benefits. 

This CBS report dated Oct. 2013 provides information on congressional  salaries and benefits, for working less than one-third of the year. The report is guaranteed to blow the top off your head. According to calculations, members of the House of Representatives will make approximately $1,539.82 per day or, given an eight-hour work day, roughly $192.47 per hour.

Just about what you bring home, right?


In case you missed it: JD interviews U.S. Rep. David Schweikert

June 22, 2014

Schweikert tells Obama: 10,000 National Guard needed at border now

JD Hayworth, host of “America’s Forum” on Newsmax TV, recently had an early morning (6:00 am) chat with U.S. Rep. David Schweikert, (AZ CD 6).  Due to the early hour, you might have missed the original exchange, but that doesn’t mean you are out of the loop on issues of importance. 

To watch the interview click this link:

www.newsmax.com/Newsmax-Tv/David-Schweikert-immigration-National-Guard/2014/06/20/id/578324

 


Border disaster by design

June 18, 2014

Breitbart’s Chris Burgard exposes the harsh reality of the actual beneficiaries of the now exacerbated border crisis, consisting of tens of thousands of women and young children —- many unaccompanied —- illegally entering the United States. He calls it “disaster by design,” and implicates the enabling congress which benefits as much as the cartels.

As the hand-wringing continues, where is the DC concern that our sieve-like southern border is the portal for violent drug cartels bringing drugs to American streets and hooking our own children?

We are repeatedly and falsely told that our immigration policy —- the most generous in the industrialized world —-  is broken. The only thing broken is the will to enforce our sovereign border against invasion. Arizona’s enabling Sens. McCain and Flake sing the broken border tune as a mantra. Three facilitating GOP congressmen, Paul Gosar, Matt Salmon and David Schweikert  recently co-authored this mealy-mouthed missive —- chock full of poll tested bromides —- keeping the door open to “Immigration Reform.“ It begins with this sentence: “America is a nation of immigrants.” Oddly missing is the word “legal.”

They call for expansion and streamlining our temporary work-visa program “to help” American businesses,  (Read: the Chambers of Commerce that are their high dollar, cash infusing campaign donor base) saying we can and should expand this program, and ludicrously state this carrot will discourage further illegal immigration.

They give bogus lip-service to their angry constituents, by stating “the program must include enforcement mechanisms to ensure temporary workers do not overstay their visas, add to the ballooning cost of entitlements and increase the population of illegal immigrants already in the country.”

Although GOP U.S. Rep. Trent Franks didn’t sign on to the opinion piece, he allowed illegals and their supporters to camp out in his front yard and joined them in prayer (video).

Now they claim the wild influx of Central American children is an example of the unintended consequences of President Obama’s disregard for the rule of law.  The AZ 4 neglect to include themselves as a major part of the problem.

The fact is America is being invaded and those we elected to protect this country are miserably failing us. Believe them at your own peril.


Illegal invaders supported by “activists”

June 5, 2014

Has a civilized nation ever survived by welcoming its invaders?

If you have any doubts where the AZ República’s core is, the massive photo which takes up a good portion of the front page and its accompanying caption should allay any doubts. The photo shows “migrants” (the words “illegal aliens“ never make it into print) exiting a federal bus as part of the Texas dump of the foreign invaders — these are from Central America — which Texas has been shipping to Arizona. The caption details “volunteers stepping up to offer [them] comfort.”

Are we to stand by silently as the non-military overthrow of our Constitutional government, bequeathed by America’s founders takes place? The effort is aided and abetted by the Obama administration and his cohorts in the Republican establishment.

Immediately after the 2012 election, John McCain and Jeff Flake, strutted their stuff as members of the amnesty promoting so-called bi-partisan “Gang of Eight.” Previously, and always after securing reelection, the McCain/Kyl duo pushed “Comprehensive Immigration Reform.” The Arizona 4 GOP House members, Trent Franks, Paul Gosar, Matt Salmon and David Schweikert are onboard this illegal train wreck. Franks alone didn’t sign this mealy-mouthed missive to the AZ República, chock full of poll tested bromides keeping the door open to “Immigration Reform.“ But Franks allowed illegals and their supporters to camp out in his front yard and joined them in prayer (video). McCain has vowed to keep fighting for amnesty as long as he is “alive and breathing.

Polishing up her legacy as she readies to leave her ninth floor office, Gov. Jan Brewer has registered her “deep concern” about the dumping of  women, children and unaccompanied juveniles in this letter to Obama. They have been abandoned by DHS at Arizona bus stations without food, water or basic necessities, she writes.

The governor need not fear for their well-being. Large numbers of ‘community activists’ have been showing up at the Phoenix bus station daily, cheering and greeting the illegals. They distribute food, bottles of water, clothing, shoes, and items such as toothbrushes, mouthwash, aspirin, deodorant and other personal supplies.

The question to ask is who are the actual victims — those who willingly subject themselves and their young children to extreme summer temperatures as they invade our sovereign nation, or us —- the citizens who are being overrun by a constant and costly flood of humanity. The newspaper’s recurring barrage of photos and lengthy tales of woe vary little.  The audacity of the illegals is what should receive coverage.

Yesterday illegals and their advocates gathered at U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon’s local office to protest —- what else? They want action on amnesty, and they want it now!

The Primary Election is right around the corner.  Early voting begins July 31. Election Day is August 26. Tell these representatives what you think. After they win reelection, it will be too late.


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