Dem witness admits Obama admin concerns re: Hunter Biden

November 16, 2019

Few Arizonans had even a passing familiarity with New York Congresswoman Elise Stefanik until Friday when she adroitly zoned in on former U.S. ambassador to the Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch before the House Intelligence Committee where she is the sole Republican woman.

Yovanovitch, an Obama appointee who was replaced by the Trump administration, admitted that she was briefed by the Obama administration on Hunter Biden’s position with the Ukrainian firm Burisma Holdings and conceded it had the appearance of a conflict of interest.

Yovanovitch admitted that the Obama administration prepared her for her confirmation as ambassador with practice questions about Hunter Biden and his involvement in Ukraine. Hunter, the son of Obama’s Vice President Joe Biden was receiving more than $80,000 a month from Burisma, one of Ukraine’s largest energy companies, while his father was Obama’s point man for Ukraine policy. The younger Biden lacked any experience in natural gas, outside of his gene pool.

“You testified that in this particular practice Q&A with the State Department, it wasn’t just generally about Burisma and corruption, it was specifically about Hunter Biden and Burisma. Is that correct?” Stefanik asked.

Yovanovitch answered, “Yes.”

A stoic, blinking Adam Schiff watched helplessly as he watched the exposure of his impeachment scheme as Stefanik referred to his “regime of secrecy,” and accused him of “making up the rules.”

As part of her reelection campaign, on Sept. 25, 2019, U.S. Rep. Stefanik announced her opposition to the impeachment of President Trump.


AZ Republic revs up hate machine against US Rep. Gosar

November 15, 2019

Conservative Congressman Paul Gosar doing a stellar job, riles leftist newspaper

The increasingly radical, Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic newspaper doesn’t even make a pretense of neutrality in contested elections. Its leftward lurch is not confined to its endorsements, but infiltrates what should be straight news content. Columnists, relics held over from the pre-Gannett sale and survivors of the mass firings as the homeless, vagrant newspaper tries to keep its head above water, routinely target Republicans. Republicrats, such as former Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake are exempt and embraced. Conservatives are eviscerated.

A favored target is U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, who represents the 4th Congressional District (map) — which stretches from the Utah border in Arizona’s northwest corner down to Yuma in the southern part of state. President Trump carried the district by 68% to Hillary’s 28%, in what can rightfully be described as a drubbing. 

 Congressman Gosar, whose stellar ratings are listed here following his impressive bio, steadfastly supports President Trump, which is anathema to the newspaper. Though the primary and general elections are a nearly a year away, the fire is already blazing under the anti-Gosar cauldron. The newspaper’s columnists hammer him at very turn and the skewed news reports batter him for effectively carrying out his duties and representing his constituents who have voted for him since 2010. He is currently serving his fifth term. In 2018, Gosar handily won reelection garnering 68.2% of the vote.* His Democrat opponent carried just 30.5%.  A Green Party candidate took 1.3%.

In the 2016 Primary Election the tantrum-throwing newspaper endorsed unknown Ray Strauss, whom Gosar defeated 71.4% to 28.6%.

Prior to being elected to Congress, Dr. Gosar owned his own dental practice. As a small businessman for 25 years he is uniquely attuned to the fact that small businesses are integral to the success of their communities.

A quick internet search of his name and the newspaper’s turned up pages of negative articles in the rag often referred to as the Daily Insult or the AZ Repulsive. A man of faith and integrity, his tireless efforts on behalf of his constituents and the state of Arizona are of no consequence to the partisan extremists at the failing newspaper.

 * Real Clear Politics election results


Markets attest impeachment scheme flops with Americans

November 14, 2019

The best indicator that the Democrats farcical impeachment inquiry, conducted in secret until Wednesday and hinging on the testimony of an unnamed “whistleblower” is a dud, is evident in the stock market response:

Here’s where the markets settled Wednesday, November 13, at the end of regular equity trading:

Dow (^DJI): +0.33%, or 92.1 points, surging to a new 52-week high

S&P 500 (^GSPC): +0.07%, or 2.2 points

Nasdaq (^IXIC): -0.05%, or 3.99 points

10-year Treasury yield (^TNX): -2.3 bps to 1.886%

Gold (GC=F): +0.76% to $1,464.70 per ounce

This is at the close of day after the embarrassing spectacle put on by Adam Schiff and his band of leftists who made invalidating the 2016 election and pushing for the impeachment of President Trump their foremost obsession since before he took the oath of office.

Fitting the description of the circus it is, Pissi Myles,* a super-size grotesque “drag queen” decked out in a gigantic blonde bouffant wig and flaming red iridescent mini-dress with cutaway shoulders, was permitted access.

The Dems claimed this would be a bi-partisan effort, yet not a single Republican voted for this investigation.

 A resolution authorizing public hearings and laying the groundwork for eventual proceedings in the Judiciary Committee passed by a vote of 232 to 196. All but two Democrats voted for the measure, with all Republican members voting against it. The chamber’s sole independent, Justin Amash (MI), joined the Democrats in voting for passage.

Many of today’s conservatives were raised by Democrat parents who lived through the Great Depression or its aftermath. Today’s vengeful and out-of-control Democrat Party is not the one they knew. They would be appalled.

* H/T Photos Daily Mail

 


Finally…SCOTUS hears oral arguments on DACA

November 13, 2019

In a victory for the Trump administration, oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court began Tuesday morning on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (which morphed into the acronym DACA). President Trump moved to end the program in 2017 but was thwarted by lower court rulings.

Estimates of those affected by Obama’s political construct via an executive order, bypassing congress, now range between 700,000 to 800,000. The flawed premise was to bestow the gift of U.S. citizenship to those who needed only affirm they were 16 years of age or younger when they initially entered the United States or arrived by 2007. They merely had to declare that they have been of good moral character since initially being brought to the U.S. as children by their invader parents — illegally. Verifying how many came as babes in arms or ably propelled themselves over the border last month is impossible to substantiate. Many of those who claim to have been brought as babes in arms are now grandparents.

Government attorneys representing the Trump administration told the court that the program “sanctions the ongoing violation of federal law by more than half a million people,” arguing it is not authorized by immigration statutes. They stated leaving DACA in place interferes with the ability to send “a message that leaves no doubt regarding the clear, consistent and transparent enforcement of the immigration laws.”

A ruling isn’t expected until mid 2020.

DACA worked hand-in-hand with another scam known as the D.R.E.A.M. Act. The acronym stood for Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors. It was introduced as S.1291. The 2002 bill was drafted before the speech police ruled the words “illegal” and “alien” unacceptable, so they were used extensively throughout the bill.

The D.R.E.A.M. Act, an actual nightmare, whose recipients slickly morphed into “Dreamers,” was a liberal dream come true, a warm and fuzzy piece of legislation also lacking any means of verification while permanently swelling the ranks of the Democrat Party. Read SRAZ’s complete 2016 post,D.R.E.A.M. Act morphs into dreamy amnesty.” Knowledge is power.

Those who claim this status have obtained protection from deportation under DACA, which permits them to work legally in the United States and also provides access to myriad benefits including driver’s licenses, in-state tuition rates at state colleges and universities, education grants, the ability to apply for Social Security Numbers — required to claim Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a major tax benefit for lower-income earners — which allows recipients to participate in Social Security and Medicare. 

The open border, pro-illegals Arizona Republic runs a bizarre and insulting op-ed by Arizona’s worst governor, Janet Napolitano. A radical leftist noted for her blasé retort when frustrated Arizonans pleaded for border action: “Show me a 50-foot fence, and I’ll show you a 51-foot ladder,” she was at the Supreme Court yesterday opposing the Trump administration. We are not linking to her convoluted rationale. She resigned the governor’s post to become Obama’s Secretary of Homeland INsecurity. Her latest argument is, “Ending DACA is profoundly negative.”


Dems shift strategy: Dump “quid pro quo,” replace with “extortion”

November 12, 2019

“We’ve got to get off this “quid pro quo thing” and compare Trump to a mob boss”

Democrats have a tricky new scheme afoot in their effort to overturn the 2016 election that so enraged them. The latest twist is to alter language, replacing words they regard as too esoteric for their minions, as they launch a baseless impeachment of President Donald Trump.

Jim Himes, a leftist congressman you’ve likely never heard of, shamelessly tells “Meet the Press” host, Chuck Todd, that Latin isn’t the way to generate support from the hoi polloi base of commoners that put elitists like him in office. They are dumping the term “quid pro quo” in favor of “extortion and bribery” which resonates with the low information Dem base who still watch reruns of “The Godfather.”

Himes is a gun confiscator, pro-abortion and open border, earning him an “F” rating from Conservative Review. He serves with Sen. Richard Blumenthal who deceitfully attempted to pass himself off as a combat veteran and was still elected by the reliable leftists in Connecticut.

This is the loaded question put to Himes* by network interviewer Todd, and Himes’ response:

CHUCK TODD: Do you feel as if that word (quid pro quo) does not penetrate the seriousness with what happened?

REP. JIM HIMES: Well I have two problems with quid pro quo. Number one, when you’re trying to persuade the American people of something that is really pretty simple, which is that the President acted criminally and extorted in the way a mob boss would extort somebody, a vulnerable foreign country, it’s probably best not to use Latin words to explain it. But the other thing I object to is that this is where the Republicans went. Extortion doesn’t require a “you give me this, and I’ll give you that” kind of quid pro quo. It simply requires using your muscle to get something that you don’t have a right to. So look, and by the way, of course the crowning absurdity here is now they’re all pretty much admitting because Ambassador Sondland has refreshed his recollection, they’re all basically admitting there was a quid pro quo. But gosh it wasn’t that bad, it was exactly the same thing as Joe Biden or Hillary Clinton. So look we gotta get off this quid pro quo thing because it’s complicated, they’ve already attested to the fact that it occurred and what we’re dealing with here is corruption, abuse of power in a way that damaged American national security.

On his own Twitter page, Himes goes full-fledge urbane, describing himself with pretentious, Viking-like mead making imagery and referring to himself as an “apiarist,” rather than a beekeeper:

“Connecticut Congressman. Reader. Runner. Swimmer. Apiarist. And I make maple syrup. And mead.”

Rep. Himes is one heck of an impressive guy! He reads, swims and makes his own honey-based joy juice, all while contorting language in an effort to bring down the President of the United States. But Himes remains compliant. This language shift is the latest scheme the Dems are employing in unison. They are willing marionettes, with Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff pulling the strings.

*H/T Real Clear Politics


Mexico: A terrorist nation run by violent drug cartels

November 11, 2019

The United States military is unparalleled. On Veterans Day, we pause to acknowledge the security our troops provide, not only to America, but with peacekeeping missions worldwide in regions where security is threatened or violence is commonplace.

Our troops are deployed in more than 150 countries around the world, with over 170,000 active-duty personnel serving outside the United States and its territories. The numbers, according to Wikipedia, are based on the most recent United States Department of Defense statistics as of June 30, 2019.

In view of the inconceivable carnage Mexican drug cartels inflicted upon three American citizen mothers and their six children — caravanning in three separate vehicles — grotesquely ambushed, brutally slaughtered and burned, leaving other children seriously injured, it’s time to stop our farcical dealings with Mexico. We have no choice other than to acknowledge the country is run by terrorists and to deploy troops on our own border.

Mexico is a dangerous country as evident by these U.S. Department of State advisories, which are not new. Americans are urged to reconsider travel or bluntly advised not to travel, as violent crime, such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery, are widespread. Giving them nearly $300 million a year of American taxpayer dollars has done nothing to alleviate the pervasive crime in the resource-rich country.

There has been a despicable effort to blame the victims and lessen the culpability of the murderers, with Associated Press zoning in on the group’s polygamous past or claiming the slayings were due to “mistaken identities,” the brutal killers thinking they were part of a rival gang, blaming water conflicts within the farming communities where the victims lived and even deriding the dead mothers as part of a “sex cult.”

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) recently stated, “Mexico is leaning dangerously toward becoming a failed state. We have not seen enough action toward addressing the threat that it presents, not only to the Mexican people but to the American people. When the drug cartels become as big, as powerful, as bold and as callous toward human life as these have become — I think this is a time for us to take this very seriously and to figure out the best steps forward.”

Mexican law enforcement and military are no match to the crime-related violence. In 2018, the number of drug-related homicides in Mexico rose to 33,341, a 15 percent increase from the previous year—and a record high. Mexican drug cartels have killed at least145 candidates and politicians and party workers in the lead-up to Mexico’s 2018 presidential elections.

Global Conflict Tracker lists Mexico in the same category as Syria, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Lebanon and Turkey. 

We need a wall, a vigorous military presence and a fervent commitment to securing our border — Democrat opposition be damned.


Honoring Our Veterans (Parade route included)

November 11, 2019

Date:  Monday November 11th, 2019

Time:  11:00 AM – 1:00 PM (arrive early)

Parade route: The parade runs southbound on Central Avenue starting at Montebello, turns east onto Camelback Road and then south on 7th Street, ending at Indian School Road.

Today’s parade will feature over 2,500 participants, numerous floats, bands, Veterans Service Organizations, giant helium balloons and eight Veteran Grand Marshals, representing each era of military service from World War II to present day.

Sponsors of the event, presented by Honoring America’s Veterans, Inc., can be viewed here.

Information about parking and street closures available here.

Today’s parade is designed to commemorate and honor our veterans and to educate Americans about the service and sacrifices our nation’s veterans have made to protect America’s unparalleled freedoms.