McCain condones sleazy tactics in Miss. Senate runoff

July 2, 2014

McCain approves fishy scheme of Republicrats encouraging Dems to upend GOP primaries

One week after traveling to Mississippi to aid fellow career politician Thad Cochran,76,  helping him overcome conservative challenger Chris McDaniel, Republicrat Sen. John McCain engaged in some Monday morning quarterbacking  regarding strengths he saw in Cochran’s approach to campaigning.  According to the McCain venerating daily.

McCain dismissed criticism over the smear campaign and race baiting tactics establishment Republicans used to encourage black Democrats to crossover and reregister as Republicans or Independents to vote for 6-termer  Cochran. In a squeaker of an election, Cochran beat McDaniel by 50.9 percent to 49.1 percent.

McCain was full of sarcasm as  he  zinged, “There are some people complaining that African-American voters voted. [But] I thought one of the major priorities of the Republican Party was to get all minority and ethnic voters out to vote for Republicans.” He described Cochran’s “get-out-the-vote campaign” as “excellent,” then talked about how he will face similar circumstances in Arizona and needs to work equally as hard if he runs again. “The key is you’d better pay attention, you’d better work hard, you’d better organize.” He added, “And you’d better understand that there’s a strong anti-Washington/anti-incumbency sentiment out there, which is justified and you’ve got your work cut out for you.” 

McDaniel accurately described  McCain, saying ” he is the perfect example of an establishment Republican. McCain voted to fund ObamaCare, and he won’t rest until he finds a way to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants. His liberal stances might work in Arizona, but he does not line up with Mississippi.”

After being censured repeatedly by elected Republican leaders from around the state of Arizona, it no longer takes much to disabuse Arizona conservatives of the notion that John McCain actually represents them. We know better.

There is an ideological war within the ranks of the Republicans Party. It is exemplified by the  “moderate” GOP establishment’s ire at being unable to control the growing Constitutional conservative base.

In order to pull off the Cochran victory, his campaign recruited and relied on Democrats to win the runoff —- which was held under the state’s open primary format in which even those voters not registered as Republicans could cast ballots.

Rev. Stevie Fieldler, a black Democrat pastor who brought hundreds to the polls for a promise of payment, exposes an alleged massive voter fraud, including a vote-buying operation by the Cochran campaign. “They said they needed black votes,” said Fielder on the phone. Watch the Got News video here.

True The Vote, a leading voters’ rights and election integrity organization filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the outcome of the bitter Mississippi GOP Senate primary, saying that investigators should take more time to determine whether election laws have been broken and whether illegal ballots were cast. Read the True the Vote lawsuit here.

Beyond despicable is the involvement of former RNC Chairman and two-term Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour in these deceptive tactics. Barbour is now making $millions at his influential D.C. lobbying firm. He and several of his family members were the driving force behind Thad Cochran’s unsavory re-election campaign.

It’s no surprise that these shady tactics meet with John McCain’s approval. They define him.


McCain toadies endorse ship-jumping Kate McGee

June 25, 2014

Just when it appears we’ve seen it all, raw political machinations continue to amaze. Kate Brophy McGee has sent out this announcement heralding what she terms her “key Phoenix City Council endorsements.”

The incumbent council members ooze with compliments for the Republicrat Legislative District 28 incumbent House member —- despite the fact that during her tenure McGee has made a habit of jumping ship from the Republican caucus to repeatedly vote with the Democrats.

If you’re wondering why council members Sal DiCiccio, Bill Gates, Jim Waring and Thelda Williams have all joined in slobbering effusive praise on McGee although there are three Republicans running in the district, look no further than the connective “Mc” before her surname.

 Pull back the curtain to reveal master puppeteer John McCain. His aides lobbied on behalf of Bill Gates initially getting appointed to his city council post, although the team was not so chummy back in 2009, when Thelda Williams voted against Gates’ appointment.

Waring served McCain as a former staffer, and in this Arizona Republic election questionnaire refers to one of McCain’s quotes as the best piece of political advice Waring says he’s ever received: “Use your judgment,” McCain told Waring. “If it’s no good, you won’t be in office very long, anyway.”

Not to be outdone, last November, councilman Sal DiCiccio, another former McCain staffer, followed his mentor’s lead, as seen here, Waring, getting the message, dutifully hopped on the endorsement bandwagon as well —- although none of the endorsements helped perennial candidate Martin Sepulveda, then running for state treasurer.

The cunning DiCiccio credits his teacher and mentor, liberal former U.S. Rep. Harry Mitchell, who required his students to attend Tempe City Council meetings, with originally planting the seeds of interest in politics.

Joining in these McCain approved united endorsements of McGee indicate obediently falling in (Mc)line overrides the conservative Republican ideology these council members purported to represent on the Phoenix City Council.

The knotty conundrum facing conservatives voters in LD 28 is that none of the three Republicrats running are worthy of support. 


Amnesty sinks Obama, Cantor, McCain & Flake

June 21, 2014

Gallup Poll: Lack of commitment to US on illegal invasion plunges Obama to 31%

A  newly released Gallup Poll shows two in three Americans (65%) disapprove of Barack Obama’s handling of issues related to illegal immigration.

The poll finds his approval rating has plummeted to 31%, one of the lowest readings since 2010, when Gallup began polling on his handling of this unpopular issue. Disapproval of the president’s lack of management of the illegal invasion has climbed 10 points since August 2013, when more than half of Americans (55%) disapproved.

Despite protestations to the contrary by amnesty advocates, former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor felt the sting of amnesty blowback when he lost his Virginia Congressional seat. Victor Davis Hanson writing for National Review’s The Corner gives an incisive post-mortem opining, “Cantor’s luck ran out when his long insistence of pushing immigration-reform legislation finally coincided with a massive and sudden rush of thousands to the U.S. border from Central America. That lining up of the planets explains why a good but obscure candidate beat a supposedly invincible insider.” 

In January we noted that even the amnesty-supporting AZ Republic admitted that Jeff Flake, McCain’s protégé, was losing support over this issue.

The Daily Caller reported that Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake, who worked diligently with Democrats in an effort to pass an amnesty bill, have managed to sink their poll ratings to record lows. In fact, the duo was reported to be in a head-to-head race for capturing the least popular U.S. Senator prize. Though McCain dipped to a 30 percent approval rating from Arizona voters, Jeff Flake managed to reach even further down to 27 percent approval. 

The complete article, including a link to the embarrassing poll, can be read here. Today’s fact-filled linked reviews are definitely worth your time and provide answers to those who falsely claim amnesty —– or whatever name they choose to call it on any particular day —-  is not a defining issue. For an increasing number of Americans, it has moved to the forefront of their ballot considerations.


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.


McCain compares Fox News to war propagandists

June 16, 2014

In this interview with Fox News host Neil Cavuto, ingrate John McCain sarcastically bites the hand that fed him as he compares the network to Vietnam radio propagandist “Hanoi Hannah.”

During his 2010 senate campaign McCain played both Fox News viewers and AZ GOP’ers for suckers. He was seemingly ubiquitous in the network’s primetime lineup. Greta Van Susteren and Sean Hannity couldn’t give him enough air time. Former AZ U.S. Rep. J.D. Hayworth, mounting a challenge, was relegated to a couple of appearances on the O’Reilly Factor.

Now conservatives have the opportunity to view Hayworth each weekday on Newsmax TV. “America’s Forum”airs daily 6:00 to 9:00 am, AZ Time. And beginning today, June 15, the latest news, views and interview programming will air on both Dish Network (Channel 223) and DirecTV (Channel 349) —- as well as streaming live at www.newsmaxtv.com. They also have an accommodating repeat schedule available.

Bookmark Newsmax TV. You’ll be glad you did.


Democrats vs. Free Speech

June 15, 2014

Terry Eastlake, Executive Editor of the Weekly Standard, has written an important article revealing nefarious liberal schemes to undercut U.S. Supreme Court decisions relating to elections and our fundamental First Amendment freedom of speech rights.

The article, Democrats vs. Free Speech is a must read for conservative Americans desiring insight into the seemingly endless machinations of the left.

As an example of such suppression tactics, this CNS news report provides the background to the manipulative efforts of John McCain and his then Democrat senate ally Russ Feingold (WI) in their attempt to overturn First Amendment protections and empower incumbent politicians with the clout to prohibit public criticism —- virtually an incumbent protection racket. This specific case involved their attempt to silence Wisconsin Right to Life.

In 2008 the U.S. Supreme Court soundly rejected the assault on free speech imposed by the deceptively named “Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002” —- widely known as the McCain-Feingold Act.

In November 2010, Wisconsin voters rose up and ejected Feingold in favor of conservative Ron Johnson. Arizona voters were not as successful in their senate race. The alarmed McCain, unpopular with Constitution-based voters, dumped over $30 million into his effort against conservative former U.S. Rep. JD Hayworth. McCain has since been censured by state and county GOP officers and both he and his underling Jeff Flake have staggering low poll numbers —- the worst in the nation.


Did Bill Montgomery violate state statute? Will he resign?

June 13, 2014

Montgomery should hold himself to the same standard he imposes on others

The daily reports that Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery is taking flak for his recent boasts about legal questions he was researching on behalf of Doug Ducey, a political ally who is running for governor. Montgomery used his bi-weekly press conference to expound on the advice he has been providing Ducey. In response, Ducey issued this June 8, press release, acknowledging Montgomery was supplying him and his gubernatorial campaign with legal advice. This letter seeking legal advice was written to Montgomery the same day, on Ducey’s campaign letterhead.

Experts on both sides of the political aisle question the ethics of such political involvement since the statutory scope of Montgomery’s duties include but one client: Maricopa County.

Montgomery recently took the low ground, arrogantly demanding Arizona’s Attorney General Tom Horne abandon his reelection bid and resign the office to which he was elected. This haughty overreach came despite the decision by an independent administrative law judge clearing Horne of allegations of illegal coordination with an independent expenditure committee during his 2010 campaign. 

The fact that Montgomery not only has endorsed Horne’s challenger —- a kindred McCain ally —- but helped recruit him, marginalizes Montgomery’s credibility even further.  The challenger, who pompously campaigns on “restoring integrity” to the office, has his own problems in that regard.

Will Montgomery now hold himself to his own standard and step down? Should his recruit abandon his campaign?

Attorney General Tom Horne’s distinguished public service record is clearly conservative, and decidedly anti-amnesty. The hard fact is, those are the actual issues that render Horne unpalatable to the local leftwing media and the establishment elites.

The newspaper reports that the usually glib Montgomery refused to respond to requests for comment. Instead, his public information officer responded on his behalf  —- by e-mail —-  rather than engaging with the press and having to field embarrassing questions.

Going mute is uncharacteristic for the loquacious Montgomery. He’s likely pondering how he will respond to calls for him to step down.


Tobin switches jockeys late in the race

June 10, 2014

The Yellow Sheet confirms the rumor that Andy Tobin’s campaign manager, Craig Handzlik, has abruptly departed Tobin’s congressional campaign. Given his monthly salary of $7,500, it’s difficult to take seriously the spin that Handzlik has taken leave “to pursue other opportunities and remains supportive and helpful to the campaign.”

Tobin’s free-fall CD 1 campaign is hoping to revive itself by bringing on Bill Cortese, a senior associate at New Jersey’s Mercury Public Affairs. The group’s stated political strategy is, “Mobilize the message and unleash the power of persuasion. Take control. Define the issues. Frame the discussion. Win.”

Given Tobin’s penchant for pomposity, such tactics may fall on deaf ears. As seen in this Arizona Capitol Times piece, Tobin wants unbridled control, which is why he refused to engage in a Q & A 2014 legislative session wrap-up interview —- a first for the widely read publication.

Cortese, Tobin’s new manager recently worked as a political director for Chris Christie’s 2013 re-election campaign —- allowing Christie to be seen in a chummy stroll with Obama —- a move that won’t fly in Arizona. He was also campaign manager for hothead and ethically challenged U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm prior to leaving that campaign last month after Grimm was indicted by federal authorities on 20 counts relating to tax evasion and hiring illegals at his New York restaurant.

Seeing Red AZ recently covered some of Tobin’s own problems, including late payment of property taxes nearly 30 times between 2000 and 2014 and an embarrassing intra-party censure by Republican leaders. That accounts for the establishment team of Sens. McCain, Flake and Kyl coming to his aid by hosting a high dollar fundraiser for the union-supporting Tobin. John Boehner also headlined a fundraiser.

Bringing in eastern consultants likely gives a sense of assurance to the Stetson wearing New York native Tobin, who oddly poses as an Arizona cowboy.


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.


Lawmaker Andy Tobin: Do as I say, not as I do

May 29, 2014

Paid property taxes late nearly 30 times

As Speaker of the Arizona House, Andy Tobin might be expected to have at least a shred of respect for the law. Now that he’s running for Congress in Arizona’s First Congressional District such a basic consideration should be a requisite.

According to the daily, Tobin faced the possibility of a foreclosure on his home nearly two decades ago due to racking up $2,000 in back taxes. That can happen. But far more egregious, he subsequently paid his property taxes late nearly 30 times between 2000 and 2014. At the time the Tobin’s owned three properties —- in Prescott and Paulden, including their current home —–after having sold their home in Dewey, in 1996 in lieu of foreclosure.

Tobin has other problems every bit as taxing as his taxes. He’s sorely neglected both his legislative duties and his constituents, passing them up for a south-of-the-border soiree with Democrats and RINOs. Although he’s been censured by Maricopa County Republican leaders, the union pushing Tobin has captured the support of the toxic pro-amnesty U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Sens. John McCain, Jeff Flake, Jon Kyl have jointly hosted a high-dollar fundraiser for him.

We’ve written about some of the tax woes of Tobin’s primary opponent, rancher Gary Kiehne. He’s racked up 15 past-due tax bills, for at least eight homes and parcels of land. Kiehne claims he lost track of due dates because he was campaigning.

State Rep. Adam Kwasman, an economist and the third Republican candidate in the CD1 race, is in the best possible position in this pack. He doesn’t own any property.


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