GOP voters dissatisfied with party’s amnesty stance

September 24, 2014

Two new polls stand as evidence of a dramatic shift in priorities among Republican voters as they assess their party leadership.  A newly released Pew Research poll finds that a majority of Republicans think their party is not representing their views on illegal immigration. 

Just 37% of Republicans and self-identified Republican “leaners” think the GOP is doing a good job representing their views on illegal immigration while a massive 56% say the party is not doing a good job.

These findings follow last week’s Gallop poll which also indicates illegal immigration and its costly repercussions has grown to the leading concern among Republicans.

Despite these numbers, the establishment elites in the Republican Party continue to press for what they now slyly refer to as a “piecemeal,” or incremental approach to implementing comprehensive amnesty legislation which would further alienate the GOP base. 

In fact, the issue is eclipsing all others. What many now refer to as the “illegal invasion” rose from 4% to 15% among all adults as the top problem. Gallup reported that “in the past three months, 20% of national adults who self-identify as Republican named illegal immigration as a top issue, compared with 8% of Democrats. In the first half of the year, a nearly identical 4% of Republicans and 3% of Democrats referred to the issue the country’s most important problem.”

The poll found that a third of Republicans (33%) say their party has not done a good job on illegal immigration because it is too willing to allow foreign nationals living illegally in the U.S. to gain legal status.

Republicans who believe in the rule of law are speaking. Are their members of congress listening?


2014 U.S. Senate races take center stage

September 23, 2014

The battle for the U.S. Senate looms as the national mega issue in the upcoming November midterm elections. The GOP needs 51 seats to wrest control from the Democrats and neutralize Obama. In the search for hard numbers and changes in status from previous polling, Real Clear Politics is a reliable go-to site. The current senate has 55 Democrats and 45 Republicans, with two so-called “Independents,” Sens. Bernard Sanders (I-VT) and Angus King (I-Maine) who caucus with the Dems.

Watch Republicans in these key races:  Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Montana, South Dakota, and West Virginia. The last three listed are open seats previously held by Democrats and expected to flip to the GOP column.

Democrats who are running for senate seats are also running from Obama —- attempting to distance themselves from his increasingly abysmal ratings on issues ranging from the blunderous Obamacare and still sagging economy to his incredibly shaky foreign policy.

Thirty-six states are holding gubernatorial elections this year —- Arizona, among them. Currently, Republicans hold 29 governorships to the Democrats’ 21

Human Events did the congressional math months ago, summing up the situation this way:  “Today, there are 45 Republican Senators and the GOP needs a net gain of six seats to win control of the 114th Congress in January 2015. But winning a bare majority in 2014 is not enough. Republicans need to pick up enough seats in 2014 to ensure they have 51 or more Senators after the 2016 election where Republicans will defend potentially vulnerable Senate seats won in the GOP landslide year of 2010.

If Republicans win six seats they will control the House and Senate for two years but still face the Obama veto for both years. But if they capture the nine seats needed to be comfortable that GOP control of congress would continue in 2017 and 2018 then, if they are joined by a Republican President after the 2016 election, they can begin undoing much of the damage of the past eight years and enact the Ryan budget plan that begins the U-turn away from our present path to socialism. That is winning.”

 


Vulnerable Dems hope for relief as Obama delays amnesty

September 6, 2014

Executive action, bypassing congress, is back-burnered until after election

In an acknowledgment of the negative impact his widespread amnesty policies are having on Democrat congressional candidates, Barack Obama, in a hasty response to desperate pleas of vulnerable Democrats, is reneging on his vow to impose the ruinous program by the end of summer. Being on the receiving end of the wrath of illegal aliens and their supporters is less important to the radical leftist than losing control of the U.S. Senate.

In this June 30th speech, filled with bogus claims, Obama pledged to do an end-run around congress and impose amnesty “without further delay.” Obama also requested congress pony up $3.7 billion to implement the disastrous strategy —- earmarked to fund health care, schooling and lawyers for the illegal immigrant children flooding across our southern border. The request was denied.  Now he is faced with distressed calls from his formerly complicit Democrats, asking him to back off.

Dem Sens. Mark Begich (Alaska), Kay Hagan, (N.C.), Mary Landrieu (Louisiana),  and Mark Pryor (Arkansas), are among those facing tough reelection campaigns. Check out all of the contested races courtesy of Townhall. Scroll past the bottom-dragging Presidential Approval Ratings which show Obama’s collapsing numbers.


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.


ISIS terrorists, drug cartels use same operational plan

August 21, 2014

Risks of doing nothing are too great as terrorists present massive global and US threat

U.S. Rep. Ted Poe, a Texas congressman, former felony prosecutor and judge was a guest on Newmax TV’s America’s Forum Wednesday. Poe, a member of the House Judiciary Committee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security discussed the macabre beheading of American journalist James Foley by ISIS terrorists and the connection between these depraved fanatics and Mexican drug cartels. Watch the interview with host J.D. Hayworth here.

Poe drew a disturbing connection between the Mexican drug cartels invading our Southern border and terrorist organizations such as ISIS, acknowledging the drug cartels use the same operational plan as terrorist groups do.

“They kill their opponents, they behead their opponents, they brag about it and they have operational control of many portions of the southern border of the United States.  Mexico doesn’t.  The United States doesn’t.  Otherwise they wouldn’t be crossing daily with their drugs.  They’re as vicious as some of these other terrorist organizations.  We need to recognize that this is an organized international crime group that is a threat to the world. We have to deal with them as such,” Rep. Poe said.

In May 2011 we posted Hezbollah on our doorstep: Radical Muslims in border towns, warning of the increasing dangers posed to America and her citizens by terrorists. It includes a news photo showing Hispanic leaders meeting with then-PLO leader Yasser Arafat in Beirut Lebanon in 1980, as an image of the ruthless Sharia dictator Ayatollah Khomeini watches over the meeting.

At the time, ABC 10 News in San Diego filed this alarming televised report detailing that “Hezbolah has operated in South America for decades and then Central America, along with their sometime rival/ sometime ally Hamas. Now, the group is blending into Shi’a Muslim communities throughout Mexico. Other pockets along the U.S.-Mexico border region remain largely unidentified as U.S. intelligence agencies are focused on the drug trade.”

We live in a post-9/11 world. Americans can no longer afford complacency. The federal government (FEMA) has a little-advertised website Ready.gov that warns Americans of risks and the need to be prepared in cases of disasters. This page and its links specifically address terrorism.


Arkansas Dem uses McCain to aid reelection bid

August 10, 2014

Republicans chances of recapturing the U.S. Senate increase

When a far left Democrat such as Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor uses his campaign advertising to offer quotes from John McCain to distinguish himself from U.S. Rep Tom Cotton, his conservative Republican opponent, it’s clear there is a trouble in Liberalville.

Pryor ‘s latest ad features McCain’s quote that “anyone who calls it amnesty is not being intellectually honest,” fires back at a recent Cotton campaign ad, saying Pryor “voted for amnesty and citizenship for illegals.”

“Mark Pryor voted the same way as John McCain and many other Republican senators,” Pryor’s ad defends. “Secure the border first.”

Very McCainesque, indeed.

For border state Arizonans, the unanswered question has always been, “First before what?” The illegal invasion of our sovereign nation looms as a major 2014 campaign issue even in places as far removed from the border as Arkansas —- a state that is rapidly trending red.

How telling is it that Pryor, the sole remaining Dem in the state’s congressional delegation resorts to bragging of his alignment with McCain on such a key issue in this squeaker of a race?

U.S. Rep. Cotton is a genuinely impressive. He holds undergrad and law degrees from Harvard, did a stint at the Claremont Graduate University —- including a Publius fellowship in conservative political thought at the Claremont Institute —- completed a federal clerkship, and served two tours of combat in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Cotton left the Army with the rank of captain and numerous medals including a Bronze Star.

Real Clear Politics provides the most recent polling, Scroll down to see the latest encouraging numbers in what is emerging as a very winnable race. Cotton, 37, an eloquent conservative spokesman is ahead in most polls.

Human Events does the math, writing, “Today, there are 45 Republican Senators and the GOP needs a net gain of six seats to win control of the 114th Congress in January 2015. But winning a bare majority in 2014 is not enough. Republicans need to pick up enough seats in 2014 to ensure they have 51 or more Senators after the 2016 election where Republicans will defend potentially vulnerable Senate seats won in the GOP landslide year of 2010.

If Republicans win six seats they will control the House and Senate for two years but still face the Obama veto for both years. But if they capture the nine seats needed to be comfortable that GOP control of congress would continue in 2017 and 2018 then, if they are joined by a Republican President after the 2016 election, they can begin undoing much of the damage of the past eight years and enact the Ryan budget plan that begins the U-turn away from our present path to socialism. That is winning.”

Sure thing!


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?


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