McCain blasts Tea Party

July 27, 2011

Calls conservative principles “amazing,” foolish” and “deceiving”

In the wake of his $30 million senate election “purchase,” John McCain found that all that money bought him no love from the DC Press Corps following his re-election. He groused to his cell phone “therapists” (ex-staffers who still take his calls as “old friends”) that no one was paying any attention to him.

So, for Arizona’s Senior Senator, one way to say “Look at me…Look at me!” was to embrace the Libyan “freedom fighters’ — even though he knew next to nothing about them, and troubling reports of their Islamofascist connections abound.

But now, the septuagenarian attention-seeker has found a sure-fire way to get back in the headlines: Bad-mouth the Tea Party!

He has done that by reading portions of this editorial from the Wall Street Journal on the Senate floor. The WSJ editorialists — McCain’s Open Borders co-conspirators — are more than happy to help their “cheap labor champion” in his latest betrayal of Conservatives.

The bottom line in this “backstabbing synergy?”

Trying to convince the House Freshmen that they should listen to “sophisticates” like McCain — and discount the wishes of the folks back home.

Read ABC News’ The Note for more on Maverick McCain who never held to a principled position on anything, and now blasts conservatives who do.


Zany comic Jerry Lewis resurfaces in District 18

July 27, 2011

Jerry Lewis was the original “Errand Boy” dreaming of being a cigar-chomping CEO.  Now, decades later, he’s back.  This time with visions of sitting in the seat currently occupied by Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce.  Pearce, the effective architect of the nationally imitated SB 1070, is the subject of a recall election initiated by open borders proponents. Last year 346 laws addressing the crisis of illegal immigration were enacted nationwide.

But whereas most candidates stick to filing nominating documents prior to entering a race, Jerry Lewis has filed a police report with Mesa Police.  A padlock from a passing pickup truck hit Jerry Lewis in the groin while he and a friend were jogging in his neighborhood.

Police have indicated they will analyze the lock forensically looking for identifying fingerprints or DNA to determine if the lock fell or was thrown. Lewis did not require medical attention.

Neither Lewis nor his early morning jogging partner noted the truck’s license plate number, although they meticulously identified the white Chevy truck and 35-40 year old, brown-haired white male driver, who they detailed as wearing a long-sleeved black shirt. Attempts to locate the pickup were unsuccessful.

In formalizing his campaign this morning, Mesa resident Jerry Lewis joins two other East Valley residents who have also announced their challenges to Senate President Pearce. Olivia Cortes, 58, has opened a campaign committee — as has Tommy Cattey, 62, who acknowledges he is not politically astute, but is “a more compassionate person” looking for a “more humane” way of handling the illegal aliens invading the Untied States.

And the Errand Boy? The question remains whose errand is he running?


Wu hoo — Another lustful congressman bites the dust

July 26, 2011

Democrats from coast to coast — Oregon, New York — resign in recent weeks

The Oregonian is reporting that Democrat Congressman David Wu, 56, is resigning — amid revelations of  — would you believe — a sex scandal?

Wu’s increasingly erratic behavior, including emailing his staff photos of himself in a tiger suit hastened the exit of his staffers, including his longtime chief of staff, and his communications director, “who were so alarmed by his erratic behavior, they demanded he enter a hospital for psychiatric treatment.” His pollster and fundraiser also left after his election.

But his career went into a final tailspin after the teenager daughter of a longtime friend and campaign donor accused him of aggressive and unwanted sexual overtures. Wu admitted the encounter, but said it was consensual. He is a married father of two, but has been separated since 2009.

Oregon’s two Democrat senators — Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley called on the seven-term Democrat to step down today. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi requested an ethics investigation yesterday — a job she has been performing with regularity.

At last the defiant Wu agreed to resign — after the budget vote — meaning his exact last day is unknown; he will remain in Congress until the debate over the debt ceiling is resolved.

David Wu’s statement of resignation can be read here.


Cory hearts Ron: A wasted endorsement in Iowa

July 26, 2011

Backing a winner is not an option, it’s essential

Iowa’s Des Moines Register reports that Story County Republican chairman Cory Adams has endorsed presidential candidate Ron Paul.

Story County is home to Ames, the city in central Iowa that hosts the August 13th Republican Party of Iowa’s straw poll. The vote is regarded as the first major organizational test of the 2012 presidential race.

Adams said in a statement: “Only Ron Paul articulates and demonstrates a clear devotion to constitutionally limited government.”

That articulation and a buck will buy a half filled cup of coffee, Mr. Adams.

Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post has a different view. Writing about Michele Bachmann, he says: “The Minnesota congresswoman is the front-runner. Bachmann has three big things going for her: She’s a native Iowan, she’s beloved within social conservative circles, and she is likely to be free to spend as much money as she likes to organize supporters for the straw vote.”

Libertarian-leaning Paul, 75, has broken with many conservative Republicans by joining with Democrat Barney Franks in pushing for federal decriminalization of illicit drugs and reneging on U.S. commitments to our allies. Polls show Paul with 7.8 percent of the GOP primary vote.  Bachmann is holding at 13.5 percent. Romney is at 22.3 — and is taking a pass on the poll.

Former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty has the most riding on a strong straw poll finish since he has struggled to build momentum and raise money after entering the race. A poor showing — anything but first or a close second — could derail his campaign.

And Obama?  Yesterday, in an effort to keep his Hispanic support,  he pandered on the nightmarish DREAM Act and amnesty to the annual conference of the National Conference of La Raza (“The Race“) in Washington,DC. His speech can be read here.

So let’s focus like a laser beam, Chairman Adams.  This is what we need a real shot at defeating and Ron Paul is not a viable option to ensuring Republican success.


Cindy McCain can help women closer to home

July 25, 2011

Try giving a hand to Congresswoman Michele Bachmann

We read that Cindy McCain has been in the Congo with actor Ben Affleck, working to bring attention to violence against women.

McCain, who first engaged in aid work in third world countries in the 1990’s with her own charity, the American Voluntary Medical Team, is now a part of Affleck’s Eastern Congo Initiative, aiding grass-roots political groups in Kenya and East Africa. The two will return in November for the election. Not ours. Theirs.

“It’s one less front we have to worry about and plus it’s the right thing to do,” she said. That was her view on this subject, too.

We have a suggestion for Cindy.  How about staying home and doing the “right thing” by speaking out against the violent onslaught against Republican female presidential candidates? Michele Bachmann is getting battered by those who fear intelligent, conservative women. Bachmann is a lawyer and economist who articulates a consistent, strong message despised by RINOs and the left.

Cindy stood by mute-like, when her husband’s staffers and her coarse daughter Meghan savaged Republican leaders and Hubby John’s running mate, Gov. Sarah Palin.

Let’s do better this time, Cindy. Stick around and help American women.


US Rep. West exposes Muslim Brotherhood infiltration

July 25, 2011

Militant radicals granted access to highest levels in Obama administration

In conducting a briefing today on the infiltration of the Muslim Brotherhood in the USA., Florida Congressman Col. Allen Weshas warned, “We are a nation at war against a totalitarian theocratic political ideology that glorifies death rather than celebrating life. To defeat it, we must stay on the offensive. From Afghanistan andIraq to the Greater Middle East and South America, radical Islam is on the march.”

The briefing has roots in a report by Citizens for National Security (CNS) a Florida-based group with extensive expertise on defense, intelligence and terrorism. Arizona’s own Zuhdi Jasser, MD is on the group’s advisory board.

The Orlando Sentinel quotes Rep. West, “The report identifies the major religious organizations in the United States that have stemmed from the Muslim Brotherhood, including 501©(3) charities, religious groups, community centers, schools and similar offshoots from primary organizations that it controls.” West plans to name names and raise the specter of a vast network dedicated to waging a Jihad, or holy war.

Under the Obama administration the Muslim Brotherhood has enjoyed an open door to the White House, meeting and advising on Muslim outreach policy. The Los Angeles Times reported that Obama stated the group has to renounce violence.  If the liberal Obama administration really believes the Muslim Brotherhood “will reject violence and recognize democratic goals” just because Obama naively says so, this administration has clearly demonstrated it has chosen appeasement over strength in the face of imminent danger.

Canada Free Press reports that Chieftain of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and senior staffers secretly met with a select group of Muslim, Arab, and Sikh organizations. Among the mix were three organizations directly associated with The Muslim Brotherhood, an outlawed terrorist entity.  Judicial Watch provides links to DHS documents.

The Muslim Brotherhood, a Sunni-dominated fundamentalist Islamic organization, has spawned numerous factions across the Arab world that have engaged in terrorist activity, including the Palestinian group Hamas.

Seeing Red AZ has previously reported that Hezbollah is now on our doorstep, as radical Muslims are gaining strength along the Mexican border. Although Tucson police officials have acknowledged the militant group’s presence, the MSM has busied itself reporting on the celebrity of the moment.

The Tucson report reveals a study by Georgetown University detailing  the number of immigrants from Lebanon and Syria living in Mexico exceeds 200,000. Along withIran, Syria is one of Hezbollah’s strongest financial and political supporters, andLebanon is its country of origin.

Jihad Watch concludes its recent post with this wry reminder: And remember, a border fence, or even any decent border control, would be “racist.”


Reflecting on the inevitable, vis-à-vis horror in Norway

July 24, 2011

“Judgmentalism” is the new evil

News of the unspeakable tragedies that engulfed the calm of Norway and its citizens this weekend causes us to hold our breath, perhaps utter a prayer and watch transfixed as the horrific events unfold on our screens.

As parents deal with the excruciating realities of burying their young campers and the capitol of Oslo is in turmoil after deadly blasts took lives and ripped through government buildings, outsiders transfix on the sheer magnitude of the vicious assault on unsuspecting people — by, it appears, one of their own.  The man in custody is Norwegian Anders Behring Breivik, 32, whom news reports have oddly and repeatedly identified as a “right-winger.”

In his first comment since his arrest, Breivik issued a statement via his lawyer. “He has said that he believed the actions were atrocious, but that in his head they were necessary,” according to lawyer Geir Lippestad. In all at least 92 people were brutally murdered.

Breivik owned an organic farming company, enabling him to buy large amounts of fertilizer —  thought to be used to make the Oslo bomb. News reports are likening Breivik’s purchase to that of Timothy McVeigh who killed 168 people with a truck bomb in Oklahoma City in 1995.

McVeigh was executed on June 11, 2001. Norway’s toughest sentence is 21 years in prison. Best hope is that Breivik gets 21 years on each and every one of the murder counts.

Before the talk turns to “forgiveness“ — as seems inevitable these days —  we invite our readers to ponder this excellent column — “The Sin of Forgiveness” —  by nationally syndicated columnist and radio talk show host, Dennis Prager. It was first published in the Wall Street Journal in December 1997, after one of the monstrous school shootings that traumatized our nation.

H/T to The Metaphysical Peregrine