GOP amnesty suicide:Dr. Sowell’s refreshing honesty

February 8, 2014

Does “trustworthiness” actually exist in DC?

There’s no denying the brilliant columnist Thomas Sowell has a way with words.  He proves it once again with this cogent commentary, Republicans to the Rescue?”

His take on the issue of children here “through no fault of their own,” those “living in the shadows,” and “comprehensive immigration reform,” in the most politically incorrect but completely honest terms, is potent.

Do yourself a favor and read the unvarnished truth as only Dr. Sowell can deliver it.

In light of Speaker John Boehner’s recent abrupt switch on pushing amnesty legislation, suddenly declaring he now has reservations regarding Obama’s trustworthiness, it’s refreshing to realize that conservatives also have reservations — about Boehner and his band of GOP amnesty-devotees  — who are poised to increase the ranks of the Democrat Party as they gut and neuter the Republican Party,  the very brand they ran under. The only difference now is that Boehner and his cohorts are hearing from skittish Republican House members who will be standing for midterm elections this year. Watch for this amnesty disaster to return within short order after the ballots are counted


Amnesty: DNC Chair admits it’s all about voting

February 3, 2014

On Sunday’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” DNC vice chair Donna Brazile let the cat out of the amnesty bag with her unequivocal declaration that the latest “reform” incarnation — minus citizenship — is not enough.

Brazile said: “I don’t think you can create two classes of citizens in this society, one with legal status and the right to vote, and one without.”  (View video at 13:39).

Rush Limbaugh has long warned that Republicans are signing onto political suicide in conspiring with Democrats in their attempt to legalize illegal aliens. Limbaugh contends it is ultimately a push for citizenship intended to grant voting rights to a new Democrat demographic.

Ann Coulter has written extensively on the same theme, with Hispanicked GOP Elite and GOP Crafts Plan to Wreck the Country, Lose Voters. In this column Phyllis Schlafly correctly concluded Amnesty Is Republican Party Suicide.

On Stephanopoulos’ Sunday show, panelist Bill Kristol echoed Limbaugh’s sentiment referring to the Senate immigration bill as “crazy politics.” Exhibiting a knack for the fine art of understatement, Kristol said Republicans will be “in better shape in 2015″ without it.

‘Ya think?


GOP poised to snatch defeat from jaws of victory

January 30, 2014

“We don’t have documents, but we have dignity and we deserve respect.”

This video showing the contemptible disruption of Texas Congressman Pete Olson’s Townhall meeting with constituents last fall exemplifies the tactics used by illegals who claim they have rights and are deserving of respect. Throughout the boorish commotion they issued threats while shutting down Republican Congressman Olson‘s ability to speak.

Although this occurred several months ago, it is instructive in the context of the current push for amnesty to legalize our country’s illegal invaders by the U.S. House GOP.

These demanding and intimidating illegals are the so-called DREAMers that U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, Speaker John Boehner and the Republican establishment are prepared to honor with the gift of U.S. citizenshipalong with their family members. Though the number 11 million has been continually used the past decade, there are likely upward of 30 million who will be recipients of such reckless and destructive generosity.

An invitation to fraud, the DREAM Act is far more expansive than presented. Anyone up to the age of 35 who claims they were brought here before age 16 can apply for amnesty. Since illegal aliens are, as the media likes to call them — “undocumented” — there is no way of verifying their claims. They could have arrived as adults last week. In fact, illegal aliens do not need to attend college or join the military to receive legal status, they simply need to declare that they intend to do so within the next six years. In order to receive legal status, they don’t need to show they are of “good moral character” and can actually be convicted criminals. But such facts don’t impede their abilities to compete with Americans for limited jobs, and attend public colleges with in-state tuition, thanks to our so-called representatives who are eager to provide them legal status, with  citizenship the next bit of thepiecemealscheme.

Conservative columnist Ann Coulter sums up the amnesty issue and its link to the demise of the Republican Party in this profound sentence found in her latest first-rate, fact-filled commentaryGOP crafts plan to wreck the country, lose voters.”  Coulter accurately states, “It’s not their position on amnesty that [generational] immigrants don’t like; it’s Republicans’ support for small government, gun rights, patriotism, the Constitution and capitalism.” 

Given Barack Obama’s abysmal approval ratings, the idea of Republicans conspiring to increase the numbers of Democrats in advance of the midterm elections is suicidal. GOP U.S. Representatives are snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

Heritage has a simplified call alert to oppose congressional action leading to amnesty. Simply plug in your zip code.  Do it for your family.  Do it for America. Do it now. There won’t be a second chance.


Target credit card fraud leads to….Mexico

January 23, 2014

Linda Valdez at the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) newsosaur spends a large portion of her time insistently lecturing the newspaper’s continually dwindling readership that Arizona’s economic future is linked to Mexico.

It turns out she’s partially correct. Not only is Arizona suffering from the high toll of services and benefits illegal aliens in our state receive as they mercilessly sap our taxpaying citizens (video link), but American retailers and consumers across the country are taking it in the slats as well.

Texas police have arrested two Mexican nationals at the border who used account information stolen during the pre-Christmas Target cyber attack to buy thousands of dollars worth of merchandise. Mary Carmen Garcia, 27, and Daniel Guardiola Dominguez, 28, both of Monterrey, Mexico, used falsified cards containing stolen account information to purchase numerous items at national retailers in the area including Best Buy, Wal-Mart and Toys R Us.  Among their purchases were a number of high-end electronics which added up to tens of thousands of dollars.  

When the pair was arrested, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered close to 100 fake credit cards in their possession.

A spokeswoman for the Minneapolis-based Target stores acknowledged last week that the retail giant has stopped more than a dozen operations that sought to scam security breach victims by way of email, phone calls and text messages.

Though federal officials claimed there currently was no connection between the arrests and the retailer’s credit card data theft, McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez said, “They’re obviously selling the data sets by region.”  He said investigators suspect Garcia and Guardiola were singling out Sundays for their shopping sprees hoping that the banks would not be as quick to detect the fraud.

The Target security breach is believed to have involved 40 million credit and debit card accounts and the personal information of an estimated 70 – 110 million customers. Other retailers ranging from upscale Neiman Marcus to J.C. Penney were victims of the cyber attackers.


Achieving conservative goals requires fundamental change

January 21, 2014

On the heels of the overwhelming 1,150 – 351 vote to censure John McCain passed at the annual mandatory Maricopa County Republican meeting recently, and the similar rebuke of Lindsey Graham in South Carolina — comes this attention-piquing article on the need to change the “incentive structure” in Washington.

Matthew Boyle covers the South Carolina Tea Party Convention, zeroing in on remarks by U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) who said foundational changes to D.C. politics will be needed to achieve a conservative agenda.

“We must change the incentive structure in Washington,” he told roughly 500 attendees.

“You’ve got collusion between Republicans and Democrats in Washington, D.C.  They’re coming together and they’re making deals. You guys have probably heard of the Ryan-Murray budget deal? It does nothing to stop the $6.4 trillion that will be added to the debt over the next 10 years. Nothing. But everybody wants you to come in and vote for it,” he told the enthusiastic crowd.

Take time to read the rest of this post, which addresses the aggressive use of “outside group” vote scorecards to punish wayward Republicans. He mentions Heritage Action, which scores Jeff Flake a low 58% (just a bit above his McMentor, faltering at 43%) the Club for Growth, and the Senate Conservatives Fund.

“There’s nothing that politicians like less than these scorecards,” Bridenstine said. “Why? Because they’re being exposed.”

Although we agree with Rep. Bridenstine’s conclusions, we part company on the issue of Club for Growth, which brutalized principled conservative Arizona businessman Wil Cardon as he challenged establishment fav, then-Rep. Jeff Flake in a 2012 senate match-up. NumbersUSA also has an Immigration Report Card, rating each state’s delegation on this critical issue. We’ve got Arizona’s scores up for you. Not a single Arizona Republican congressman rates an “A.”

The Senate Conservatives Fund, a former 2012 Flake high dollar supporterdid an about-faceas it ran ads criticizing GOP lawmakers who opposed using the appropriations process to cut funding for Obamacare.  Flake was hammered in the worst possible way — by being compared to McCain(Watch the linked ad.)

Practiced liar Jeff Flake is definitely losing popularity, dragging bottom with a 30% approval rating as he emulates John McCain. In a front page assessment of Jeff Flake’s first year in the U.S. Senate, the Arizona Republic was forced to acknowledge that Arizona’s junior senator’s “moderate path over the past 12 months, has enraged his supporters and surprised his critics but also left him in the middle of an uncomfortable crossfire between the right and the left.”

Mark this as a rare occasion we can’t take issue with the daily newspaper.


GOP prioritizes amnesty, ignores American citizens

January 20, 2014

Recent Gallup polling indicates an overwhelming majority of Americans do not think immigration reform/amnesty is even close to a top priority for 2014. Only three percent of Americans think the issue is a priority requiring attention.

Amnesty lags well behind other issues such as jobs, the economy, heath care, dissatisfaction with Washington politicians, the debt and deficit, lack of money, ethics and moral issues, poverty, education and foreign aid.

Yet despite the fact that the majority of Americans oppose Congress or Barack Obama prioritizing amnesty issues, House Speaker John Boehner and House GOP leadership are giving the issues precedence.

Boehner, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte, and Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan, and others are currently drafting piecemeal immigration “principles” that will ultimately recommend granting legal status to upward of 30 million illegal aliens in America, and massively increasing U.S. levels of legal immigration. These competitors for fewer jobs in a still soured economy are exactly what American citizens do not need.

Immigration issues only fit into the priorities of voters when they are viewed through the lens of how economically devastating amnesty and a subsequent massive increase in legal immigration would be to American workers —- issues that negatively affect jobs and the economy, which Gallup lists as two top priorities. 

On January 8, 16 House Republicans — led by Congressman Mo Brooks (Ala.) sent a letter to Obama, regarding the displacement of American workers if amnesty proposals succeed. Read the scathing letter on The Blaze.

Signers included Reps. Kerry Bentivolio (R-MI), Lou Barletta (R-PA), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Walter Jones (R-NC), Phil Gingrey (R-GA), Michele Bachmann (R-MN), John Fleming (R-LA), Steve King (R-IA), Ted Yoho (R-FL), Joe Wilson (R-SC), Steve Stockman (R-TX), Lamar Smith (R-TX), Steven Palazzo (R-MS), Mike Rogers (R-AL) and Jeff Duncan (R-SC).

 Disappointingly, not a single Republican member from the border state of Arizona saw fit to sign on. Their contact information is here if you’d like to ask why.

“Rapidly expanding unskilled immigration – at a time when factory work and blue-collar jobs are disappearing – would represent the final economic blow for millions of workers who have been struggling to gain an economic foothold,” the members wrote. “Yet, despite this jobs crisis for American workers, the White House continues to advocate that CEOs and business executives seek lower cost labor. The White House has entertained a parade of high-powered business executives to discuss immigration policy, all while shutting out the concerns of everyday wage-earners who overwhelmingly oppose these measures. You even released an economic report saying that the ‘hospitality and leisure industry’ needs ‘legislation that would legalize workers in the U.S. and facilitate the lawful employment of future foreign-born workers.’”

Read this shocking report in the Washington Examiner written by Byron York, detailing how American workers are being laid off by companies demanding “immigration reform” and the importation of cheap labor.

NumbersUSA cites the immigration plan outlined outlined by the New York Times as a horrible deal for the American people. The proposal would hand out millions of lifetime work permits, completely ignoring the needs of 20 million unemployed and underemployed Americans, and the terrible social cost of their joblessness. There appears to be no offsetting in the scheme; meaning the huge amnesty is not counterbalanced by cuts to other categories of immigration.


Sen. Sessions defines amnesty as magnet, not a right

January 7, 2014

National Review runs a commentary written by Sen. Jeff Sessions, (R-AL), “Crowding Out U.S. Workers,” that incisively explains the rationale behind the left’s strong advocacy on behalf of amnesty.  Voices raised in a preposterous claim of “civil rights” entitlements for illegals in the United States neglect similar expressions of concern for our own American citizens — a record 91.5 million of whom are currently outside the labor force. Importing upward of 30 million low- wage workers will cause them to face further competition in the still struggling economy.

Sen. Sessions cites compelling facts and figures as he takes the RNC and Republican leadership to task for a limp response in opposing the fallacies put forth by illegal immigration expansionists. Sessions correctly calls the party’s official response “passive, weak-kneed, and lacking in principle.” He urges the GOP to oppose the White House’s immigration plan and expose its flaws.

Arizona conservatives are all too familiar with the truths he outlines. Our state’s two U.S. Senators, who dishonestly campaigned on strengthening our border, only to revert to their previous amnesty posture —  leading the ‘Gang of Eight’ hand-in-hand with Democrat proponents immediately after the votes were counted — have been prime actors in the duplicity.

Sessions asks, “So what kind of immigration policy then do we need for the 21st century? That is the conversation we should be having. Not only on immigration but on trade, taxes, welfare, and energy, Republicans should seize the opportunity to offer a conservative vision for this new century, a vision centered on the legitimate interests of working Americans.”

Talk about a winning concept!


Jeff Flake: AZ Republic admits McCain protégé loses support

January 4, 2014

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Despite 30 % approval rating, Flake’s deceptive actions earn compliments from McCain

In a front page assessment of Jeff Flake’s first year in the U.S. Senate, the daily newspaper is forced to acknowledge that Arizona’s junior senator’s “moderate path over the past 12 months, has enraged his supporters and surprised his critics but also left him in the middle of an uncomfortable crossfire between the right and the left.”

The article, complete with a large photo of the bottle-blonde streaked Flake, pensively holding his chin while a blurred specter of mentor John McCain peers from the background over his left shoulder, hits the mark. Flake’s trademark smirk is gone.

Reporter Dan Nowicki earns an A+ for his forthright review of Flake’s numerous blunders, which Nowicki refers to as Flake’s “less-than-graceful debut in Capitol Hill’s upper chamber.” His low approval ratings are also included in the review.

The Flake/McCain duo recently incurred the ire of Center for Arizona Policy’s President Cathi Herrod over their duplicity in voting  for S. 815 the so-called Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), when their pre-election answers to the faith and family-based group’s questionnaire didn’t match the reality of their senate vote. Sen. Dan Coats (R-Indiana) was the single principled member to speak for religious freedom and against the bill.

An end-of-year survey conducted by Susquehanna Polling and Research Inc., sharply illustrated Flake has lost favor among Arizona voters — as have McCain and his on-again, off-again chum, Barack Obama.  In the poll of 600 “likely” Arizona voters, well over half — 57 percent disapproved of the job Flake was doing as senator — while only 30 percent approved. McCain fared even worse with 58 percent disapproving of his performance on the job he has held for decades.

The Senate Conservatives Fund, a former 2012 Flake high dollar supporter, did an about-face, as it ran ads criticizing GOP lawmakers who opposed using the appropriations process to cut funding for Obamacare.  Flake was hammered in the worst possible way — by being compared to McCain. (Watch the linked ad.)

Flake fell from grace in the eyes of a mammoth, nationally respected, conservative organization, Family Research Council.  In 2010 the group called Flake’s vote to pass Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,  ahuge disappointment,”* noting Flake’s “weakness” in being swayed from the GOP and voting “aye” on the stand-alone repeal. Chastisement this strong from a group that previously touted “celebrating Jeff’s 100% record on our last scorecard,” is not insignificant.

Last April, we exposed Jeff Flake as Sen. Vacillator for his unconscionable waffling on universal background checks. The Arizona Republic called him a “coward” for his change of heart.

It’s happened before, as we pointed out inOops — Jeff Flake’s crown slips as he sinks to mere McPolitician,” when, as an unwavering amnesty-supporting congressman, Flake did an about-face to win conservative votes for the senate seat he so blatantly coveted. At the time, editorialist Doug MacEachern called Flake’s change of heart on legalizing millions of illegal aliens “jarring.”  Imagine our surprise as the Republic declared the vacillating Flake to be a mere “politician” — no longer a “statesman” — for emulating John McCain’s border fickleness during his own 2010 senatorial campaign.

Arizona’s two coreless senators will do or say whatever it takes to stay in Washington, D.C.  They represent nothing else….certainly not Arizona voters.  Seeing Red AZ has dedicated a category to each of them. One is called McStench and the other Jeff the Flake. As you scroll through, you’ll notice the articles often overlap, as do the two men.

Add another disappointment. During Jeff Flake’s 2012 senate race, the Family Research Council removed its harsh criticism of him.


Driver’s licenses for illegals, er…“immigrants, undocumented ”

December 26, 2013

What kind of distorted thinking regards the illegal entry into the United States as worthy of rewards?

No surprise here. The open borders supporters at the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic)!

The daily heralds the news that based on Barack Obama’s executive order — his regal route for bypassing congress — the  AZ Department of Transportation will uphold a policy making not only illegal aliens eligible for state issued driver’s licenses, but also their spouses, children and parents, if a non-citizen relative is serving in the military.

The online version of the article, which refers to illegal invaders as “immigrants” or “undocumented” 15 times, with the sympathetic qualifier “young” sprinkled liberally throughout, is topped by a preposterous video featuring the outer columnist E. J. Montini and illegal champion reporter Richard Ruelas. The duo are engaged in  a choreographed discourse in which they conclude Gov. Jan Brewer has been driven by “spite,” in arguing against providing driver’s licenses to illegal aliens. She has contended that only Congress has the authority to grant non-citizens legal presence, which is required under state law to obtain a driver’s license or state issued ID.

A 1996 Arizona law, in statute as 41-1080 requires persons seeking a state license to show their presence is “authorized under federal law.”

We happily provide our readers with this helpful primer “Deciphering Republicese,” which includes a link to our popular “Lingo.” Number three on the list explains the actual meaning of “undocumented.”


AZ AG Tom Horne exposes voter fraud cover-up

December 19, 2013

Local news outlets collude in misreporting the facts, misleading citizens

The Arizona Republic and Channel 12, housed in the same building and promoting the same liberal agenda, have neglected to give accurate reports on the instances of voter fraud in the state — even ignoring evidence to the contrary. Only columnist Robert Robb deviated from the hard-line position of the newspaper in a commentary “Horne opinion on 2-track voting is sound, responsible,” linked to in this post.

Attorney General Tom Horne has been relentless in his efforts to expose the fact that such fraud exists.  Horne supplied the Republic and Channel 12 News with the most current and reliable information available to prove voter fraud is a serious problem. He pointed out the facts of the extensive trial and investigation in which a Federal District Court Judge concluded that voter fraud is a significant problem in Arizona. At that trial, officials of the Maricopa and Pima County Recorders Offices testified that over 200 non-citizens were caught registering to vote within the year covered by the trial.

These non-citizens were caught because they indicated on a jury commissioner questionnaire that they were not citizens even though they had registered to vote. Since only a very small percentage of residents receive a jury questionnaire, the 200 fraudulent voters should be multiplied many times to account for the fact that only a small sample received the forms in the first place.

In his capacity as Arizona Attorney General, Tom Horne personally argued before the United States Supreme Court that Arizona should require voter registrants to provide evidence of citizenship. The Supreme Court issued an opinion with favorable language toward our state’s constitutional argument, and then sent the case to the lower Courts to consider the matter. It’s a case Horne believes we will ultimately win, allowing our citizens, not illegal aliens, to vote in Arizona.

Read more on this very important topic here.


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