Amnesty lurks, prepare for post-election thrust

Boehner, McCain, sycophant Flake poised to pounce; AZ 4 clearly onboard amnesty effort

Speaking at a Rotary Club in his Ohio home district, John Boehner mocked his fellow GOP Congressmen, saying they’re afraid to reform immigration policy.

“Here’s the attitude. Oh-h-h-h. Don’t make me do this. Oh-h-h-h. This is too hard.” Boehner engaged in the farcical imitation of his prudent colleagues before the lunchtime crowd he addressed.

“We get elected to make choices. We get elected to solve problems and it’s remarkable to me how many of my colleagues just don’t want to —- they’ll take the path of least resistance,” he sniffed.

Those colleagues he was referring to also know Boehner can’t vote for any of them and their conservative constituents are not onboard gifting illegal invaders with American citizenship.

The Left has intentionally misrepresented the desire to have our border respected as “anti-immigrant,” omitting the key word, “illegal.” But Gallup polling reflects the hard truth that only 13% of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing. Moveover, continued unemployment and under-employment among our own citizens dispute the need to import more competition for fewer jobs.

Allahpundit at Hot Air blog reports that John McCain is now tooting a new tune regarding shoving amnesty down the throats of the American people. His latest claim is that America has dishonored itself by dragging its feet in rewarding approximately 30 million foreign nationals who broke into our country —- with the gift of our citizenship. The blog notes that McCain vows to name any such bill in honor of his close senate associate, the late Ted Kennedy.

For John McCain, repeatedly censured by Arizona Republicans, and slick enough to survive the Keating Five Corruption Scandal that took down other senators in 1989, to talk in terms of a stain on honor would be laughable if not so…well…McCainish. Nothing this man does surprises Arizonans anymore.

Just days ago we reported that Jeff Flake complemented Republicrat Jeb Bush for referring to the illegal invasion as “an act of love,“ actually saying the issue “shouldn’t rile people up.” As if on cue, McCain’s doppelganger Jeff Flake agreed with Bush, praising him for having “the guts to say it.” 

Last May, Arizona’s GOP U.S. Reps. Paul Gosar, Matt Salmon and David Schweikert co-authored this bit of deception, “What immigration reform must entail,” winning praise from the pro-amnesty daily newspaper. Their prose included these words: “At the same time, there is no benefit to keeping 11 million illegal immigrants trapped in the shadows. In fact, it is in our country’s interest to know who they are and where they live. Reforming our immigration system to address the status of the 11 million people in our country illegally should focus on normalizing their legal status without access to federal benefits or a special pathway to citizenship.”

Though not part of this particular trio of deceivers, U.S. Rep. Trent Franks has not only allowed illegals and their supporters to camp overnight in the front yard of his family home —- he joined them in prayer.

Stay alert. Keep calling your members of congress. Don’t allow these self-serving politicians to throw open the floodgates of our sovereign nation. Nothing has changed since Ronald Reagan misguidedly conferred amnesty on millions in 1986. There has been no actual effort to staunch the deluge of illegal entrants in the nearly 30 years since.

It’s time to say, “Enough!”


18 Responses to Amnesty lurks, prepare for post-election thrust

  1. Arizona Conservative Guy says:

    There’s not a single one of the AZ GOP delegation I still trust. They all tell us what they think we want to hear and then work behind our backs to concoct what they view as an acceptable means of feeding us what they’ve been part and parcel of all along in their private DC meetings. We’ve been reading about their plans to sell amnesty to us in a “piecemeal’ manner. That’s obviously what’s in the works. When is someone going to call these flimflammers out on their “11 million” figure? That’s so bogus, they should all choke on it!!

  2. Attila the Hunny says:

    Unfortunately, once in DC, they all become glib disseminators of smarmy double talk. I believe nothing they say anymore. There are clearly two distinct thought and speech patterns going on here. One, for the hometown crowd, and given with the utmost sincerity, and another as they deal with the moneyed amnesty pushing lobbyists who are the actual campaign funders. Our donations are trifling compared to what the DC insiders fork over to those who play their game. Keep your billfolds in your pockets and make good on a promise to withhold your votes. When dishonest republicans act no different than their democrat counterparts, what‘s the reason to vote for them? Are we so needy to have them greet us warmly and call us by name?

    • Pima Pal says:

      You’re talking my talk, Attila. I love my family and have real concerns about their future far more than I care about interacting with any of the career politicians. We foolishly put these clay footed frauds on pedestals and applaud them for merely entering a room. It’s very heady stuff. They become celebrities with large, well-staffed offices (local AND in DC), $174,000 ++ salaries with routine COLAs and extraordinary perks. How many of us do that well?

  3. Orion says:

    Gosar, Salmon and Schweikert begin their joint column with these words, “America is a nation of immigrants.” They talk about the USA being “a melting pot.” Two clarifications are needed. First of all, America IS a nation of immigrants. Those are the ones who follow the rules and enter this country LEGALLY. For generations, real “immigrants” came through and were processed at Ellis Island. They gratefully became acclimated Americans, understanding that a common language (English) and education were the means to achieving success for themselves and their children. Not so today. Illegals sneak into our country and want us to adapt to their culture and language. (I had to learn Spanish to keep the job I’ve had for 14 years! Attendance in the classes was mandated.) Too often these “immigrants” turn our neighborhoods into barrios and turn their children into ESL learners, by speaking exclusively in Spanish and making English their second language. The entire premise of this joint column is slathered in BS!

  4. Delilah says:

    The only melting pot we are is if they come here legally. I am sick and tired of these traitors, primary all of them. I am sick of hearing we can not deport them there is too many, E-Verify and take businesses licenses away if they hire an illegal. Fine them heavily no excuses, take unemployment away from American’s, see how fast the banker takes a job at Burger king.

  5. Doc says:

    The ARROGANCE I’m about to post here is ASTOUNDING:

    …from WAPO via DRUDGE…emesis again…NOW!

    • ZOO says:

      I wonder if even this disturbs the human offal that rushed to the primary to re-elect McCain? Maybe this S.O.B. will finally go back to the Democratic party where he belongs. Nice catch, Doc.

  6. Saguaro Sam says:

    More traitorous actions by McCain (lower case letters on purpose). He has another “friend”, just as with Janet Napolitano.

    from the Washington Post and linked on today (please note the last paragraph, which states that Hillary has “repeatedly taken responsibility for what happened in Benghazi”. Really?):

    “Since leaving the State Department last year, Hillary Rodham Clinton has racked up scores of accolades and appeared on many a big stage. Still, it might come as a surprise that a past Republican presidential nominee — specifically, the one who is among the loudest critics of Clinton’s handling of the Benghazi terrorist attacks — would invite her to his desert retreat for a lofty conversation about leadership values.

    This is precisely what Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has done.

    Clinton, a prospective 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, will appear on stage Saturday with McCain at the Sedona Forum, an annual ideas festival hosted by the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University. Clinton is among the national and international business leaders, philanthropists and public figures appearing at the gathering, held in Sedona, the tony red-rocks oasis in Arizona’s Verde Valley.

    In a statement released Thursday, McCain called Clinton “my friend” and praised her public service career.

    “From her years of service as first lady, in the U.S. Senate and the State Department, one would be hard-pressed to find a leader with Secretary Clinton’s informed perspective on the many challenges facing America across the globe,” McCain said.

    According to a news release, Clinton is scheduled to “participate in a conversation” with McCain. This year’s forum will focus on “Crisis in the Middle East: Values, Strategy and Options,” and will include a session on Russia and Ukraine and on combating human trafficking.

    McCain, along with Sens. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), has been a consistent critic of Clinton’s handling of the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, when four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens, were killed.

    Clinton repeatedly has taken responsibility for what happened in Benghazi. At an event in Boston on Wednesday, Clinton said of the incident, “It’s very painful and it was certainly the biggest regret that I had as secretary of state.”

  7. Kathy says:

    McCain to host Hillary in Sedona AZ. Wonder if illegals will be able to attend without ID??

    • Kathy says:

      Follow-up – I guess this is how McCain gets to the bottom of the Benghazi cover-up, step on the graves of those murdered while campaigning for the person responsible. He never changes.

      • State Committeeman says:

        I agree with your thoughts, Kathy. Yet regardless of his lies and betrayals as he continually colludes with Dems, he continues to get reelected. McCain is the poster old geezer for term limits. I will never again vote to retain ANY U.S. Representative or Senator.

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  8. Borderhawk says:

    That Friends of McCain fundraiser must have happened recently. Tom Horne has a fundraiser with Kobach, Arpaio and Seagal on May 13.

    I posted on Gosar’s facebook a month or so ago. I told him his Club For Growth Rating is pretty weak but Heritage action rates immigration so if he stays away from amnesty he can get a good Heritage score. Since they seem to want to primary him on scorecard ratings. He told me he is against amnesty. Not that I believe him.

    One of there key House votes was: “Bar Funding of Obama Administration Policy Granting Amnesty to Illegal Immigrants” by Steve King. Even though Steve King votes for the farm bill, ethanol and all the kickbacks for Iowa he still has an okay score at Heritage. If Boehner introduces an amnesty bill no doubt Heritage will make it a key vote.In the Senate the opening debate and cloture votes on the amnesty bill were key votes.

    Franks, Salmon and Schweikert are 100 at Club For Growth and at least 97 at Heritage. Salmon took a bad vote on a Department of Energy funding amendment. These guys are probably big nerds care more about their perfect scores than stopping amnesty. So that may be another incentive for them to vote against amnesty.

    Rubio is 84% at Heritage and 91% at Club for Growth. Steve King is 78% at Heritage and 71% at CFG. That is because of all the bad votes Rubio takes on immigration. They should actually weight the immigration votes heavier because 12 or 20 million Democrats will kind of restrict what sort of spending and tax cuts that can be made in the future.

  9. Night Owl says:

    Note to Jeff Flake: An “act of love” for your adopted country is obeying its laws. Here are a few more guidelines….Come here legally. Learn English. Teach your kids to obey the law and the importance of an education. Don’t park your cars on your yard. That’s what driveways are for.

  10. LEO IN TSN says:

    As SRA points out yet again, we have known for a year at least that the AZ4 were in the tank for AMNESTY. And yet, none are being challenged in a primary campaign. Very interesting, especially in light of AZ McGOP Chair Robert McGraham’s repeated declarations that “lots of candidates in primary races are good for Republicans, offering a wide choice.” Well, let’s look at the races where McGraham has some favored “choice” candidates. You can start with the governor’s race, where they have McRINOS coming out from under every rock.

    Then, let’s look at the congressional race in CD1. Early on career economist and staunch conservative Adam Kwasman announced his campaign to defeat the sitting gerrymandered Marxist. In addition to his training & background, Rep. Kwasman has a sterling conservative record in the AZ House. CD1 conservatives were delighted, but the McGOP, like the McRNC, is scared to death of conservatives. So all of a sudden, carpet bagger Andy “I’ve got an obamaocaid expansion bill of my own” McTobin appears to challenge Rep. Kwasman. McTobin doesn’t even live in CD1, but he is the “Party” choice, endorsed and supported by the McBoehners, McTraitors, McSnakes and the whole cadre of McRINOS.

    But Carpetbagger McTobin doesn’t show well in CD1 against conservative Rep. Kwasman. So magically, a mysterious 3rd candidate appears right out of McSnake country, but talking like a real conservative. But wait, he looks like a big gov’t guy, a globalist in spite of what he says. Could he be a McGOP “choice” to draw votes away from conservative Rep. Kwasman and give the nomination to Carpetbagger McTobin? Hmmmmm?? The mysterious 3rd candidate actually did mosey into Baja AZ a few weeks ago and Whoa – hold on there! The hands he has on his campaign are the same ones who worked on the primary campaigns of McTraitor (2010) and McSnake (2012). How many McTraitor-branded donkeys are in this CD1 race??

    Well, how ‘bout the McGOP “choices” in CD2? That’s the ol’ Giffords seat. Well, gosh, we’ve got a Party “choice” there too. Mzzzz Martha McMcMcMcSally ran in the special election primary for the empty seat, and got spanked by conservative patriot Jesse Kelly. For the special election, she ignored the Republican campaign and instead had her staff go to work for the dimocrat to help him beat the Republican. She was then beaten by the dimocrat in the next general election. But all is forgiven by the McGOP and she’s baaaack. In this current primary, she was challenged by a conservative and lo & behold, magically a mysterious 3rd candidate appeared. The mystery candidate talked conservative, but was rumored to have ties to the past campaigns of Mzzzz McMcMcMcSally. Hmmmmmm? Once again the McBoehners, the McTraitors, the McKyls are all endorsing and supporting the McRINO candidate.

    The AZ4 are a lock, but in Baja we still have some races to run. We need to assure that Adam Kwasman faces off against Kirkpatrick, Chuck Wooten against Barber, and Gabriela Saucedo Mercer against Raul Grijalva. We need representatives who will represent US and stand up for US, not just go along to get along. Support our conservatives and their campaigns no matter where you live. Too bad about the AZ4.

    God bless America.

  11. Borderhawk says:

    Eric Cantor’s primary is not until June 10 so I wonder what they will do with these current amnesty proposals until then. The NDAA gets introduced in early May and Jeff Denham is trying to put a Dreamer amendment in it. So Cantor will spend the month leading up to his primary why he is letting a nobody congressman slip an amnesty bill into the must pass NDAA.

    Gosar seems to talk a bigger game on facebook than the others. It is his campaign page as well more so than his congress page.
    “It’s Come to This? 20 people protest against the Rule of Law and it makes the news apparently.”
    “Obama Considers Rewarding Criminals and Punishing Law Enforcement”

    It is probably ironic (since Palin helped McCain), but I wonder if those like Gosar with a weak fiscal record are relying in part on Palin’s endorsement to win every 2 years are more likely to vote against amnesty than a Senator running every 6 years. If Gosar votes for amnesty between now and 2016 how is he going to justify the increased violence by another wave of illegals will bring and winning the 2016 congressional primary. These guys are greedy. They want their cushy job for another 10 years not 3 years. So I’m not convinced they would vote for what Boehner offered.

    Palin gives an exception to McCain of course. But she did say Rubio and Ayotte should be primaried in 2016.

    If you want see doubletalk listen to Howie Car in Boston interview Kelly Ayotte. He’s probably second best after Ingraham on immigration. It is funny that Scott Brown is a big RINO but he’s probably better than the AZ 4 on immigration because he’s been on Howie’s show enough times to catch on. Ill be happy if Scott Brown wins in 2014 and Kelly Ayotte loses in 2016 even in the general. She just brings more power to the amnesty wing. She also hurts the GOP brand with McCain’s unlimited thirst for war. When all the RINOs lost or retired in 2006 and 2008, DeMint, Sessions and Vitter took over the GOP Senate minority influence. They got a lot of key 41 votes to block the Dream Act and other measures.

    Ayotte claimed if illegals don’t pay taxes they would be deported and feeding your family is a conservative value. There’s 2 interviews one in the last week and another back in June 2013.

    If you look at the lowest approval of Senators.
    1. McCain
    2. Flake
    3. Ayotte

    Of course the anti-gun lobby tried to blame Flake and Ayotte’s gun votes not amnesty for the decline.

    • Seeing Red AZ says:

      It is the policy of Seeing Red AZ not to provide direct links to the personal sites of commenters. (See “About” page.) In this case, you have provided a link to a letter to the editor in the daily newspaper. The well written letter in support of Attorney General Tom Horne outlines some of his many achievements on behalf of the citizens of Arizona and clearly explained the witch hunt that the newspaper is waging against him. Since this site is supportive of AG Horne, we are making an exception to our longstanding policy. Thank you for including the letter from Mark Winograd along with your own well researched comment.

  12. Dave says:

    I see Congressman Gosar every time he comes to town (Prescott) and at State Republican meetings .
    Dr Gosar is totally approved by the law enforcement community here .
    He has said–emphatically and repeatedly– that his is a NO vote on Amnestyu