McCain: Understudies take starring role as senior actor stumbles

March 29, 2010

John McCain’s political fortunes have taken a decided nosedive which has not escaped the notice of the Washington Post.  The newspaper notes that in his response to the forceful challenge by conservative J.D. Hayworth, the wounded McCain is relying on newbie second-stringers to prop up his sagging re-election campaign. Just a few months ago, Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) was unknown to most Americans.  Now his illuminating star power was potent enough to have him brought in to Arizona to bolster the lackluster McCampaign. And this past week, his former Vice Presidential pick, Sarah Palin, also a relative unknown to most party regulars before being selected for the 2008 GOP second spot, was touring the state to give him support.

How the once mighty have fallen.

Challenger J.D. Hayworth is now running nearly neck-in-neck, separated by a mere 7-point spread, with the nearly three-decade long Washington insider.

There are only 3 days left in J.D.‘s Million Dollar March. Help send a clear message to the Washington establishment by donating whatever you can to his campaign. He’s almost there and your help will make all the difference. Please donate here today.

Florida mirrors AZ senate race: Crist, Rubio choice is clear

March 29, 2010

Takeaway line from the FOX News Sunday show with Chris Wallace: The U.S. Senators Gov. Charlie Crist “admires most are John McCain and Lindsey Graham.”

Crist also fell in league with Barack Obama, infamously supporting his “stimulus” program and sealing the deal by giving Obama a big hug.

This convoluted reasoning, from Crist’s March 2, 2010 State of the State Speech, gives a clue as to Gov. Crist’s stated admiration for John McCain:  “Problem solvers recognize that important achievements often require consensus, and consensus sometimes requires concession. There are times we must hold loosely to our cherished conceits in the interest of meaningful change. We also must recognize that consensus often means all parties walk away feeling vaguely dissatisfied.”

So in RINO-speak, holding true to principles is conceit?

The people of Florida, just like Arizona’s citizens, have a clear choice in these U.S. Senate races. When confronted with a known RINO or a consistent conservative, the odds-on favorites will be Marco Rubio and J.D. Hayworth. It’s time for a change.

Part 2 of the debate can be seen here.

Southern AZ rancher found murdered on his ranch

March 29, 2010

The Arizona Republic has scant information in the four-sentence report * about the murder of Arizona rancher Robert Krentz, 58, whose body was found late Saturday night on his ranch near Douglas, 12 miles north of the U.S./Mexico border. Krentz had last been heard from as he aided an illegal alien at one of his watering holes. Krentz’s dog was also shot.

Diggers Realm blog provides a full report on the slaying of the Arizonan whose 35,000 acre ranch has been in the family for three generations — since 1907.  We urge you to read the revealing exposé of the actual costs the family has borne in recent years. Syndicated columnist, Michelle Malkin has also given this tragedy coverage, finding more in the Tucson press than we could in the state’s largest daily, The Arizona Republic. 

In 2003, then-Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-CO) wrote of the challenges faced by border ranchers, and in particular highlighted the Krentz family’s plight, calling them “American Homeland Heroes.”

In the month of November, 2002, in the Tucson Sector of the U.S. Border Patrol … where the Krentz ranch is located, the Border Patrol apprehended 23,000 border crossers,” Tancredo wrote. “Many people would suggest that the [apprehension] ratio is just about maybe one in five, and that is a very conservative estimate. … I think it is closer to one in ten”.

In February [2002] … a calf was butchered by illegal alien trespassers. Two men responsible were caught. They were tried. They were found guilty. They served a total of 51 days in jail. They were also ordered to pay $200 in restitution to the Krentz ranch. The Krentz ranch has not seen a cent of that money; and, of course, our best guess is they will not because these people have been released. They either came back into the population up here in the U.S.A. or returned to Mexico.

Read further details from Tom Tancredo’s account here.

* Expanded days later.

Mark your calendars: Lincoln Day Luncheon Sat. April 10, featuring Joe Arpaio & J.D. Hayworth

March 28, 2010

Make your reservations now. Call (623) 977- 4532.

This Maricopa County Republican Party event is not-to-be-missed!

Weekend reading to make you smarter

March 28, 2010

Seeing Red AZ recommends this excellent guest commentary, titled A choice at last.

J.D.’s secret weapon: The McCain Women

March 28, 2010

This is a two-page column in the Daily Caller.  Don’t miss a sentence of it.  It speaks volumes.

“I must act” — The unilateral arrogance named Obama

March 28, 2010

Fresh off his successful uni-party nationalization of America’s health care delivery system and reveling in invincibility, Barack Obama made 15 recess appointments to key posts in his administration yesterday — bypassing the constitutional senate confirmation process.  Among Obama’s appointees is Craig Becker, a controversial union lawyer, named to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). While a UCLA law professor, he authored a paper detailing how the NLRB could be used to enact a sweeping overhaul of labor laws that would benefit unions, bypassing congressional approval.

The nominees can serve through next year without Senate confirmation. As a Senator, Barack Obama opposed the recess appointment of John Bolton, saying, “It’s the wrong thing to do.”

Here’s his approach today: “The United States Senate has the responsibility to approve or disapprove of my nominees. But, if in the interest of scoring political points, Republicans in the Senate refuse to exercise that responsibility, I must act in the interest of the American people and exercise my authority to fill these positions. I simply cannot allow partisan politics to stand in the way of the basic functioning of government,” Obama announced in this press release..

Two appointees to the National Labor Relations Board, Becker, counsel to the Service Employees Union International (SEUI) and New York labor lawyer, Mark Peace have such left-wing backgrounds that even mainstream Democrats should question their appointments.

Recently, all 41 Senate Republicans signed a letter to the White House urging Obama not to use the Spring recess to appoint Becker, a strong advocate for card check legislation. But as soon as Congress left town, Obama swung into unilateral action.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce denounced the appointment, saying putting Becker on the NLRB board meant “the business community should be on red alert for radical changes that could significantly impair the ability of America’s job creators to compete.”

Brief résumés of each of the Obama appointees can be seen here.

And then, dastardly deeds concluded, Barack Hussein Obama slipped out, under cover of darkness, for a “surprise” visit to Afghanistan — where AP reports U.S. troops deaths have nearly doubled in the first three months of 2010, as compared to the same period last year.