Washington insiders support Jeff McFlake

July 31, 2012

Consumed by fear, career politicians circle the wagons for one of their own

“I had hoped to stay out of the Republican senate primary,” proclaims a striving-to-sound-earnest, weary looking Jon Kyl in his most recent ad supporting Jeff Flake. To demonstrate his sincerity, he has doffed his tie and shakes his head in disbelief as he struggles to convey the gravity involved in getting his hand-picked successor elected to fill the senate vacancy created by his retirement. “Jeff Flake is my choice,” declares a somber Kyl.

Given that the DC duo of Kyl and his seatmate John McCain did an in-tandem endorsement of Flake nearly three weeks ago, Kyl’s phony statement that he had hoped to stay out of the Republican primary rings as hollow as his pledge to secure the border during his own last election. Immediately after returning to Washington, he joined McCain for another round of what they cunningly termed “Comprehensive Immigration Reform.” It was nothing short of a euphemism for amnesty.  Taking their endorsements is a calculated risk for Flake, since GOP primary voters tend to be more conservative and are no longer drinking the establishment Kool Aid.

Kyl and McCain’s career dishonesty melds well with that of their six-term underling Jeff Flake. He’s the one who pledged to limit himself to no more than three consecutive terms. When confronted about it, Flake laughingly declared, “I lied.”  Kyl became known for saying “This is not intended to be a factual statement,” when called out following a data-filled declaration. And John McCain?  It’s noteworthy when he speaks intelligently.

In addition to bringing out the establishment honchos in support of his senate candidacy, Flake has been the beneficiary of vicious high-dollar establishment independent expenditure commercials and mailers against Cardon. The fear factor has grown in what was previously considered to be a cakewalk for Flake.

Arizona voters realize it’s time for a change from the status quo. Businessman Wil Cardon is a job creator. A fifth-generation Arizonan, Wil Cardon is a consistent and reliable conservative. Check out his stance on the issues. There’s a reason why conservative Arizona Congressman Trent Franks is a strong supporter of Wil Cardon’s.  He’s served in the House with Flake and knows him well enough to support his conservative opponent.

Tracy Thomas, former Chairman of the Goldwater Institute, for whom Jeff Flake worked as the group’s executive director, has issued this strong endorsement of Wil Cardon in Arizona‘s U.S. Senate race. Take time to read Thomas’ “3 Reasons to Support Wil Cardon.” Thomas is another leader who is knowledgeable enough about Jeff Flake to strongly endorse Cardon.

Since July 2008, Seeing Red AZ has devoted an entire category  exposing Jeff Flake for a reason. Scroll through the numerous pages. We urge you to acquaint yourself with who this man really is. U.S. Senate terms are 6-years long.  And once entrenched, it is virtually impossible to remove these career political hacks. Promises are easily made and quickly forgotten. It’s time for Arizona conservatives to reclaim this senate seat.

Vote for Wil Cardon.


AZ’s landmark pro-life law approved by federal judge & UPDATE

July 31, 2012

“State has shown a legitimate interest in limiting abortions past 20 weeks”

U.S. District Court Judge James A. Teilborg has ruled that HB 2036, titled “Mother’s Health & Safety Act,” is constitutional, denying the American Civil Liberties Union and Center for Reproductive Rights’ request to stop the law from taking effect.

The law, approved earlier this year by the Legislature and signed April 12, by Republican Gov. Jan Brewer, prohibits most abortions after 20 weeks into  a pregnancy.

The Court wrote “Given the nature of [abortion procedures], and the finding that the unborn child has developed pain sensors all over its body by 20 weeks gestational age, the Court finds that the State has shown a legitimate interest in limiting abortions past 20 weeks.”

“Furthermore, Arizona expressed concerns for the health of the pregnant woman, finding that the instance of complications is highest after 20 weeks of gestation. This additional legitimate interest further supports HB 2036’s regulation on abortions.”

The Court’s 15-page opinion can be read here, courtesy of Center for Arizona Policy.

The law is scheduled to take effect this Thursday, August 2.

Arizona now joins Alabama, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma in legislating these protections. Bans in Louisiana and Georgia are set to go into effect Aug. 1 and Jan. 1, respectively.

Americans United for Life has more on state laws protecting mothers and children here.

Arizona’s Pro-Life Congressman Trent Franks has sponsored H.R. 3803. The bill bans abortions in the District of Columbia after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Supported by a majority of the House, the bill has 222 co-sponsors.

UPDATE: Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Today, the left-leaning and most overturned Ninth Circuit Court ordered that Arizona cannot prohibit most abortions after 20 weeks of a pregnancy, pending a trial. The court has blocked a key provision of HB 2036, known as the Mother’s Health and Safety Act.

Earlier this week, an Arizona U.S.  District Court upheld the law and denied the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Center for Reproductive Rights’ request to stop it from taking effect.

U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert: Subject of McCain’s wrath

July 30, 2012

 Ever see McCain break a sweat on behalf of anyone?

We’ve written several articles regarding John McCain eviscerating conservative Republican U. S. Reps. Michele Bachmann and Arizonan Trent Franks, over issues related to national security and suspected breaches at the highest levels by radical Islamic Muslim Brotherhood infiltrators. Other members of Congress included in McCain’s diatribes were Louie Gohmert, (TX), Thomas Rooney, (Fla.), and Lynn Westmoreland, (GA).

Their crime? Signing a letter demanding an investigation of the familial ties to the Muslim Brotherhood of Huma Mahmood Abedin, Hillary Clinton’s Deputy Chief of Staff.

Although it turned out they were correct in their assessment about Abedin, the leftwing Arizona Republic joined with McCain and ran a contemptuous editorial attack on Congressman Franks. It’s clear the notion of America as a free, Constitutionally-based nation, with definable borders and a faith-based heritage riles liberals.

Today, we invite you to meet Texas Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert.  Unlike McCain, he showed up to work at the “Day of Service”  (click on link), which predictably received no coverage from the mainstream media.

Watch this revealing video as Congressman Gohmert demands answers from Homeland INsecurity chieftain Napolitano about Mohamed Elibiary, who was reported to have accessed classified information after the DHS provided him a secret security clearance.

Gohmert is busy working while McCain cavorts in a cocktail party scene for a television episode with ultra-left Senate colleagues Barbara Boxer and Olympia Snowe — between pandering to fundamental Islamists, slamming conservatives and imperiling American safety.

What a guy!


H/T The Blaze

Justice Scalia shocks with gun regulation talk

July 30, 2012

During an appearance yesterday on “Fox News Sunday,” Justice Antonin Scalia, notably one of the U.S. Supreme Court’s most conservative justices, discussed recent decisions concerning ObamaCare, the case involving Arizona’s SB1070 and gun control.

By far the biggest takeaway of the interview was when the Justice said that the Second Amendment leaves room for U.S. legislatures to regulate guns, including hand-held weapons.

“It will have to be decided in future cases,” Scalia, 76, told host Chris Wallace. He said there were legal precedents from the days of the Founding Fathers that banned “frightening weapons” which a constitutional originalist such as he must recognize. There were also “locational limitations” on where weapons could be carried, Scalia noted.

When asked if that kind of precedent would apply to assault weapons, or 100-round ammunition magazines like those used in the recent Colorado movie theater massacre, Scalia mused, saying “We’ll see. It will have to be decided.”

As an originalist scholar, Scalia looks to the text of the Constitution — which confirms the right to bear arms — but also the context of 18th-century history. “They had some limitations on the nature of arms that could be borne,” he told Wallace.

During the interview, Scalia held fast to his criticism of Chief Justice John Roberts and the majority opinion in the ruling that upheld ObamaCare. Scalia defended his dissent, made along with Justices Thomas, Alito, and Kennedy, that the health care mandate is unconstitutional.  He criticized the concept that the mandate is constitutional because of Congress’s taxing power, saying, “There was no way to regard this as a tax. It simply does not bear that meaning.”

In his dissent on Arizona’s SB1070 case, Scalia, the longest serving justice wrote, “To say, as the court does, that Arizona contradicts federal law by enforcing applications of the Immigration Act that the president declines to enforce boggles the mind.”

The entire transcript of the interview can be read here.

In their very gay element at the daily

July 29, 2012

Gayness abounds at the República.  The anorexic pages, lacking much in the way of actual news, are brimming with one of the newspaper’s favorite topics.  Same sex agenda-driven propaganda stepped front and center with the newspaper back January 2008, when Randy Lovely  took over as chief editor and VP of News at the daily newspaper.

As an example, astronaut Sally Ride, who chose privacy in her personal life, was loutishly headlined as a lesbian in the daily‘s follow-up to her recent and untimely obituary.

Ample space was given to the $2.5 million donation made by Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com founder and CEO, to the campaign to defend Washington State’s same-sax “marriage” law. Also worthy of a report were Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s and co-founder Bill Gates’ separate donations of $100,000 to the deceptively named Washington United for Marriage, supporting the law. The group says it has raised more than $5 million for Referendum 74, which will appear on the November ballot.

The referendum to uphold same sex “marriage” was put on the ballot after supporters of traditional marriage turned in more than 240,000 signatures placing on hold the law signed February 13, by Washington’s Democrat  Gov. Christine Gregoire.

Although voters in Maryland and Minnesota are attemting to ban such unions by public vote, Barack Obama — seeking votes wherever he can find them — has indicated his support for homosexual “marriage.”

In an article reporting on a boycott of Starbucks for the coffee company’s public support of the same-sex marriage law in Washington State, the newspaper’s bias is clearly evident as the headline uses the words, “Anti-gay marriage group” wants Starbucks boycott, rather than “pro-traditional marriage group.” It’s akin to the pro-abortion slant seen in the same pages, calling abortion a “woman’s health issue.” Don’t expect to see the words, “baby’s death issue” anytime soon.

Some recent examples of the Arizona Republic’s thrust to push homosexuality to the forefront of news can be seen here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here. These are just a few of the reports appearing during the month of July.

Huma Abedin: Brotherhood ties deeper than family

July 28, 2012

“Outraged” John McCain is wrong again

Huma Abedin, it turns out, has very disturbing connections to the Muslim Brotherhood. Though she is not a policymaker, she is an important adviser, and during her three-year tenure, federal government policy has radically shifted in the Brotherhood’s favor, to the point that the Obama administration is not only embracing the previously shunned Muslim Brotherhood but issuing visas to members of formally designated terrorist organizations.

Read this important article: Huma Abedin’s Brotherhood Ties Are Not Just a Family Affair by Andrew C. McCarthy. He is a former federal prosecutor who put the ‘Blind Sheik’ behind bars in the first World Trade Center bombing, and is considered the most important prosecutor in the War on Terror. McCarthy is among the most authoritative writers on the dangers of Jihad

Knowledge is power.  Read and get the facts.  It’s more than John McCain does. We’ve covered McCain’s irrational acquiescence to the Muslim Brotherhood and his vehement and intolerable attacks on Republican members of Congress who have requested an investigation. Arm yourself with information.

DOJ official snubs call to protect 1st Amendment

July 28, 2012

Perez repeatedly refuses to answer question posed by U.S. Rep. Trent Franks

This major issue primarily revolves around the idea contained in a proposal that has been made many times in the United Nations by Islamic-led interests. The concept is that there should be a “Defamation of Religions” international law that would criminalize negative speech about any religion, although the proposals have always focused on Islam.

The idea is “nothing more than an effort to achieve special protections for Islam — a move to stifle religious speech,” according to an analysis by Jay Sekulow Chief Counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice.

“This is a battle for our basic freedoms,” Carl Moeller, chief of Open Doors USA warned. “This [U.N. idea] is Orwellian in its deviousness. He said Muslim nations would use it as an endorsement of their attacks on Christians for statements as simple as their belief in the divinity of Jesus Christ, which Muslims consider an affront. Worse would be the “chilling” effect on language that the U.N. plan would create worldwide, he said. “This would be a huge blessing to those who would silence dissidents in their country’s Islamic regimes,” he said. “This stands as a monument to the gullibility of the masses in the United States and other places who don’t see this for what it is.”

Rebuffing support of religious free speech during a July 27 congressional hearing, Tom Perez, Obama’s far Left Assistant Attorney General who runs the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department, refused four times to answer this simple question posed by Arizona Republican Congressman Trent Franks, chair of the House Constitution subcommittee:

Will you tell us here today simply that this administration’s Department of Justice will never entertain or advance a proposal that criminalizes speech against any religion?”  Watch this video and listen to Perez’s waffle.

WND’s Bob Unruh has written a riveting article about the far-reaching consequences of this issue. Read it in its entirety HERE.

Perez is the Obama administration’s front man behind the politically motivated lawsuit filed against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The reason? The sheriff actually enforces the immigration laws that DOJ is supposed to uphold.

AZ República endorses any Dem over Arpaio

July 27, 2012

This less than a breath-holding moment will never make the annals of stunning news. The Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) has endorsed in the race for Maricopa County Sheriff.  And the newspaper’s choice? A Democrat.  Any Democrat.

The editorial makes no bones about the newspaper’s never concealed position as it states, “Democrats need to pick the candidate with the best shot at defeating Joe Arpaio.”

In promoting the little known Democrat Paul Penzone, on whom they have staked their hopes the editorialist writes “He’s the best candidate the Democrats have had in their quest to unseat Arpaio. He deserves their support.”

Not exactly a rousing endorsement.

Apparently the newspaper has suddenly honed a fondness for domestic violence offenders. In 2003 Penzone was involved in a domestic violence altercation using his then 10-year-old son’s hockey sticks as he and his wife Susan slapped one another around a bit at her Glendale home when the two were separated. The police report can be read here.  Although Arizona has a mandatory arrest law when injuries are present in cases of domestic abuse, neither Penzone nor his estranged wife were detained. He was employed as a sergeant with the Glendale Police Department at the time, and Phoenix Police responded. Both Penzone’s are now remarried to others.

In addition to the domestic violence issue, it’s no secret Penzone, who acted as a spokesman for the Silent Witness program, lacks the administrative experience to run Arizona’s largest sheriff’s office and the nation’s third largest law enforcement organization —  employing over 3,400 people and capable of housing up to 10,000 inmates at any given time.

THIS is popular Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio — a man with impressive career credentials and married to the same woman for over 50 years.  In 1992, Arpaio successfully campaigned to become the Sheriff of Maricopa County. Since then he’s been reelected to an unprecedented five 4-year terms. During his tenure as Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arpaio has consistently earned high public approval ratings.

He’ll win again….regardless of who runs against him.

NBC’s Williams asks Romney about ‘boring white guy’ VP

July 27, 2012

Take a look at Mitt Romney’s well aimed serve return:

NBC’s news anchor Brian Williams, who swoons over and bows to Obama, was reading from a script when he brashly asked Romney, the Republican Party’s presumptive presidential nominee, if it’s true he’s seeking an “incredibly boring white guy” for a running mate.

“You told me you were not available,” Romney laughingly shot back, without missing a beat. 

 “Touché,” Williams replied, losing the trail on that line of questioning.

“I’m not going to announce it this week,” Romney said of his running mate decision.  “It’s not made yet. But I can’t tell you when it’s going to be,” Romney said — effectively shutting down the biased Williams.

H/T Bloomberg Political Capital

Schweikert leads Quayle by double digits

July 27, 2012

DC taking notice of conservative U.S. Rep. David Schweikert’s numbers

This article in The Hill reports on polling results in the Congressional District 6 race showing conservative U.S. Rep. David Schweikert’s campaign with a double digit lead — 47 to 34 percent — over Ben Quayle.

Then Roll Call, weighs in on the internal polling which shows David Schweikert with a 16 point lead heading into the last month of the race.

But don’t let these great numbers lull you into a sense of complacency. Polling is merely an indicator. With a very important month on the horizon, it’s more urgent than ever to get involved in the campaign.  Volunteer by calling Congressman Schweikert’s office at (480) 302-4872 or email schweikertforcongress@gmail.com to find out what you can do to help.  It’s crucial to keep this momentum going and be able to respond to the barrage of attack ads from the other side.

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)