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.


McGenius mocks Republicans “lacking intellectual integrity”

December 18, 2013

John McCain and Jeff Flake hop aboard the Democrat express

Watch and listen carefully as John McCain took to the Senate floor Tuesday, to blast his fellow Republicans who disagreed with him on support of the Paul Ryan (R) / Patty Murray (D) “bi-partisan” budget deal.*

The bill reverses previously agreed upon spending cuts, lacks spending reforms to address the U.S. debt and deficit, while slashing military spending. It also includes an approximately $4.2 billion loophole that allows illegal aliens to continue to qualify for child tax credits

This hypocritical goon who graduated fifth from the bottom in his 1958 U.S. Naval Academy class — 894th out of 899 — actually has the audacity to take those members who honored their responsibility to America’s taxpaying citizens to task as lacking “Intellectual Integrity.”

Each and every one of the Senate Democrats voted to support the so-called “bi-partisan deal. They were joined by twelve RINOs including Sens. Lamar Alexander (TN), Roy Blunt (MO), Saxby Chambliss (GA), Susan Collins (ME), Orrin Hatch (UT), John Hoeven (ND), Johnny Isakson (GA), Ron Johnson (WI), Lisa Murkowski (AK), Rob Portman (OH) and, of course,  Arizona’s notorious John McCain and his sycophantic underling, Jeff Flake.

The 67- 33 vote can be seen here.

*The term “bi-partisan” is Washingtonian-speak and refers to absolute Republican capitulation.  Democrats will only accept a solution as “bipartisan” if it involves a complete rejection of principles by conservatives, and an enthusiastic embrace of the Democrat position.


BHO to brassy pro-amnesty heckler: “If I could bypass congress, I would”

November 26, 2013

Obama has already made bypassing congress via executive orders on voting rights, health care, the economy, climate change and illegal immigration a hallmark of his administration

He also says “I respect the passion of these young people….”

But Obama is stony silent on the issue of respecting the Rule of Law and our national sovereignty as he works to expand the Democrat base by legalizing upward of 30 million of those who have invaded the United States. The issue of illegal immigration doesn’t need more laws, studies or debates, it cries out for leadership and enforcement. America doesn’t need immigration reform, it needs leadership reform — a necessity glaringly missing on both sides of the aisle, as we read in Breitbart.

Adding to the problems, the government of Canada has begun rolling up its welcome mat, stepping up efforts to track down and deport thousands of those claiming asylum status, whose applications have been denied. The crackdown is likely to have devastating repercussions in the United States. Analysts warn we could become a new destination for thousands of asylum/refugee applicants soon to be pushed out of the pipeline in Canada.

Arsonist Harry Burkhart is a case in point. The 24-year-old German national traveled to the U.S. from Vancouver after losing his nearly three-year bid for refugee status. During a reign of terror in the Los Angeles area, he set a series of nearly 50 blazes, costing $ millions in property damage. When captured, he told authorities, “I hate America.”

Monday as Obama was making his liberal immigration pitch in the sanctuary city of San Francisco, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) stated, “America is not an oligarchy. Congressional leaders must forcefully reject the notion, evidently accepted by the President, that a small cadre of CEOs can tailor the nation’s entire immigration policy to suit their narrow interests. A Republic must answer to the people.”

Sessions focused on the devastating impact immigration reform legislation will have on working class Americans of all backgrounds — a Congressional Budget Office determination that Sessions has continually emphasized while advocating on behalf of the interests of American workers. He said Obama “must be asked — by media and lawmakers alike — how he can possibly justify a plan that will double the flow of immigrant workers at a time when 91.5 million Americans are outside the labor force?”

Good question, Senator.


AZ Dems Barber, Sinema join GOP majority to stall Obamacare

November 16, 2013

Votes indicate strong fear of vulnerability in 2014 elections

Thirty-nine U.S. House Democrats undercut Barack Obama and his centerpiece healthcare legislation Friday, helping the Republican majority pass a bill that allows a one-year reprieve for Americans to keep health plans that do not comply with the flawed and error plagued Obamacare.

The defections from members of Obama’s party highlighted the pressure on Congress to assist those who lost coverage because of the president’s obviously troubled signature law.

Here in Arizona, Democrat defectors voting for Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013 (H R 3350) were Ron Barber (CD-2) and Kyrsten Sinema (CD-9). Both are up for reelection and were reading the tea leaves of their districts. Their Dem seatmates Ann Kirkpatrick (CD-1), Raul Grijalva (CD-3) and Ed Pastor (CD-7) in safer districts held fast to the liberal line.

Republicans Matt Salmon (CD-5), David Schweikert (CD-6), and Trent Franks (CD-8) voted with the majority.  Paul Gosar (CD-4) who previously called Obamacare “fundamentally flawed,“ was mysteriously missing.

Despite a veto threat from Obama and objections from his sycophantic minions, the House passed the bill, 261 to 157. Click on the link to view the final roll call votes.

The concise one-page bill can be read here. Obamacare contains nearly 20,000 pages. Here it is wrapped in a red ribbon. No wonder Nancy Pelosi advocated on behalf of passing the bill so we could then find out what was in it.


CAP’s Cathi Herrod fed up with liars McCain, Flake

November 11, 2013

Over many years family-centered and faith-based Center for Arizona Policy President Cathi Herrod has curried a strong relationship with the state’s Republican senators and congressional delegation. Suddenly, her ire has erupted in this message of “deep disappointment and shock.“ The object of her wrath is none other than Arizona’s two U.S. Senators.

Read Senators McCain and Flake Break Their Promise to Arizona Voters. It’s definitely worth your time.

Herrod substantiates her shock with both McCain’s and Flake’s answers to CAP’s voter guide questionnaire regarding the so-called Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).  Both men gave assurances they would not support this legislation that “compromises our first freedom – to practice our faith, free from government interference.”

Herrod’s blog correctly states, “ENDA is a false bill of goods: while it claims to end discrimination, this bill in fact fosters discrimination against business owners and employers with sincerely held religious beliefs.”

Here are the senator’s voter guide surveys:

Senator John McCain’s 2010 azvoterguide.com survey (See question 10)

Senator Jeff Flake’s 2012 azvoterguide.com survey (See question 8 and note on page 2)

Will her ire dissipate as election time rolls around?  Herrod is a smart woman, a lawyer running a massive business enterprise.  She’s been around the political track long enough not to be considered naive.  What would make her think these two acknowledged duplicitous RINOs would be dependable? Yet she seems stunned that their pre-election assurances meant nothing once they were safely ensconced in those cushy offices along the Potomac as part of the Club of 100 senate elites.  It’s long been their modus operandi.  She must not have been paying attention.

Here’s a pre-campaign memory refresher on amnesty-supporter John McCain. And Jeff Flake? He began by reneging on his term limits pledge, smirking as he admitted, “I lied.” Then the AZ Republic came editorially unglued when he backtracked his amnesty commitment —- until the votes were counted.

Those are six-year terms. They hope that by the time they need our votes again, we will forget this deception. Will you? Will Cathi Herrod?


NBC/WSJ Poll: Obama suffering crisis of confidence

October 31, 2013

Barack Obama’s approval rating has plunged to an “all-time low,” according to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released Wednesday evening. The WSJ headline screams, More Voters Turn on Obama —President’s Approval Hits New Low in Poll as Discontent Extends Beyond GOP.”

Obama is suffering from a series of missteps, but most importantly, an American public that is increasingly losing confidence in his leadership. Among a sampling of 800 registered voters, Obama’s approval rating of 47% is actually topped by his disapproval rating of 48%.

Amid the bungled healthcare rollout and cancellation of millions of insurance policies of previously insured Americans, Obama’s leadership struggles took root with the IRS Benghazi investigations, followed by the embarrassing Edward Snowden NSA leaks, and Obama’s indecision on whether to attack Syria.  The last straw for many Americans was the exposure of his repeated and blatant lies about keeping your health care plan and your doctor, (montage video) when it turns out just the opposite is true.

The latest poll shows that 70% believe the country is on the wrong track, with Congress more unpopular than previously reported, as 74% blame Congress for “contributing to problems,” while only 17% think Congress “actually works to solve them.”  Even more stunning is the fact that among those polled, 63% reported “they would prefer to see a new member of Congress represent them”. Typically those who express overall dissatisfaction with Congress  tend to be satisfied with their own representation.  The new findings indicate that is no longer the case.


McCain: Amnesty push to come after primaries

October 30, 2013

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McCain frets, “House should just pass something.”

John McCain’s longtime support of amnesty has traveled a road mired with twists and turns. There was the blatant trickery evidenced by his border stroll with Sheriff Paul Babeu during the 2010 senate campaign as he veered right, promising to “complete the danged fence.” That stance was only useful to get him back in Washington to hop back on the amnesty train within days.

In July, in a rare moment of candor at an immigration forum with AFL-CIO unionists McCain admitted his vote to spend $46 billion on new border security measures and double the size of the Border Patrol was simply a subterfuge intended to secure Republican votes. “I’ll give you a little straight talk,” the forked-tongued one said. “We don’t need 20,000 additional border patrol agents,” as he called a path to citizenship “a fundamental element” of his latest amnesty con. Singling out border security parts as an example, he said, “The rest of it could be adjusted.”

McCain’s protégé Jeff Flake worked the same short-term politically expedient reversal as a senate candidate.

Now Breitbart’s Tony Lee reports that John McCain has given the clearest indication that proponents of amnesty may make their strongest push to get legislation passed next year after House Republicans make it through their primaries and are safely ensconced — and unanswerable to constituents — for another term.

“I think conventional wisdom is that time is not on our side,” McCain recently told reporters after an event in Chicago. “But there are a number of members of Congress who have primaries and when those primaries are done, they may be more inclined to address the issue of comprehensive immigration reform.”

“It will not gain us a single Republican voter,” McCain admitted. “But what it will do for the Republican Party is it will allow us to compete for the Hispanic vote. It will give us a playing field where we can argue for lower taxes, less regulation, smaller government, strong military, etcetera. But if we don’t pass it, we will not compete for the Hispanic vote.”

Apparently McCain has missed these incisive columns:

Phyllis Schlafly’s “Amnesty Is Republican Party Suicide.”

Ann Coulter’s “Hispanicked GOP Elite: They’ll Respect Us In The Morning.

Despite the Congressional Budget Office’s findings that the Senate’s amnesty bill would lower the wages of working class Americans, House Republicans are reportedly working on “piecemeal” legislation to eventually get to conference with the Senate — following McCain’s advice that the House should just “pass something.”  Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is now partnering with Jeff Flake’s congressional amnesty cohort Luis Gutierrez on legislation intending to legalize all of the country’s illegal aliens.


Amnesty lies rev up as illegal supporters converge on DC

October 28, 2013

Get ready for the latest amnesty-pushing scam. This one, scheduled to begin on Capitol Hill today, has long and suspect tentacles and features heavy-weight, big money players. Billed as a national “fly-in“ of what it deceptively calls “conservatives,” its aim is to strong-arm House Republicans to cave on amnesty through intense lobbying and assurances of campaign infu$ion$ in advance of the upcoming elections.

Breitbart’s Matthew Boyle does a fine job of exposing the George Soros-funded National Immigration Forum (NIF) led by dedicated and radical amnesty proponent, Ali Noorani. The Berkeley educated, American-born son of Pakistani immigrants, has been at the center of every major legislative and policy debate related to immigration since 1982.  Noorani claims “the broad collection coming to Washington represents ‘the conservative base of the Republican Party.’”

Don’t believe it.

This latest shamnesty scheme is planned to coincide with Barack Obama’s renewed push against House conservatives. NIF is reportedly working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s group FWD.US, and New York mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Partnership for a New American Economy. These leftists, like Soros, are openly contemptuous of the rule of law.

Investigative reporter Matthew Vadum writing for FrontPage magazine provides an exceptional overview of what we are facing in “George Soros’s Illegal Alien Guerrilla Activists.” Vadum’s entire fact-filled report is a must read, though he succinctly sums up the ultimate end game with these words:

Starry-eyed Republicans think that backing amnesty will somehow win their party Latino votes but they never seem to factor in the exodus of conservative Republican voters their support of the legislation will all but guarantee. An added benefit, from the Left’s perspective, is the proposed mass amnesty would destroy once and for all the Republican Party. Democrats, on the other hand, are gunning for the legislation because it assures them a permanent leftist majority.’

This past Friday Seeing Red AZ wrote Tech industry honchos intensify push for amnesty, exposing the mind-boggling connections behind FWD.US.

George Soros is also tightly connected to Mark Zuckerberg’s FWD.US push for amnesty. The close circle appears familial. Bloomberg reports that Zuckerberg hired Soros’ former chief financial strategist Stanley Druckenmiller — who worked in that capacity for extreme leftist billionaire Soros  for over a decade. And where Soros lurks, Grover Norquist is close by. Walid Shoebat reveals what he refers to as Norquist’s “treason.”

The U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on amnesty. We have already been betrayed by the Senate. Call your Republican Representatives. Their contact information is here. We pay their salaries and they are called “Representatives” because they are supposed to represent us, not foreign invaders in our country illegally.

Lots to read today. We urge you to make the time.  Knowledge is power.


Rubio doubletalks amnesty as 2016 hopes evaporate

October 27, 2013

McGang of 8 caper tanking 2016 aspirations; now talks “piecemeal approach”

Sen. Marco Rubio appears to be a political casualty of following John McCain, lemming-like, off the amnesty cliff as a member of the so-called Gang of 8.  Just months ago, the brash, young Florida Republican was surging in the polls.  Now he is barely sucking oxygen.  Earlier this month, the conservative Family Research Council’s Values Voter Summit presidential straw poll pummeled Rubio, throwing him a mere five percent of the vote. In the Oct. 22, WMUR Granite State Poll, Rubio tied for seventh place with just 4 percent of GOP voters saying they would support him.

In the following video Rubio talks about “solving immigration” saying, “but I don’t think we should not do anything because we can not do everything….I continue to believe that a series of sequential individual bills is the best way, the ideal way, to reform to our immigration system,” he says.

Americans have a right to expect those entering our sovereign nation to do so respectfully and legally. That is the ideal way to support our generous immigration policies, Mr. Rubio.  There is no need for “reform.”

As an example, compare the United States to other developed nations* on the single issue of birthright citizenship. Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, France, India, Malta, Great Britain and Portugal have all repealed their Birthright Citizenship laws — the automatic granting of citizenship to children of tourists or illegal aliens born within a nation’s borders or territories.

 * H/T Numbers USA


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