In April 2014, the U.K.‘s Daily Mail reported that Paul Weston, chairman of Liberty GB (Great Britain), was arrested for quoting esteemed former Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Weston, a European election candidate was accused of religious and racial harassment after he repeated the wartime prime minister’s words on Islam during a campaign speech
Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah warns the West will be jihadists’ next target unless “rapid” action is taken
Throughout his political career, President Ronald Reagan exuded optimism and his speeches invoked his recognition of America’s greatness. The message was consistent: America was “a shining city on a hill,” and its promise, as well as those of its citizens, remained limitless.
Barack Obama has a much different vision. He began his presidency by apologizing for America’s excellence. Where Reagan reveled in our greatness, Obama has recoiled from it. He has repeatedly and deferentially bowed to repressive dictators, Muslim royals and tyrants.
Rather than exemplifying national strength, he publicly conveys weakness. As radical Islamic extremists savagely behead an American journalist, Christian women and children and vow to decimate American cities, Obama has cut our defense budget to pre-World War II levels. And in the face of ISIS terrorist swagger, Obama admits we have no coherent strategy for dealing with these fanatical and murderous international thugs who follow the Quranic 47:4 imperative to “strike the necks” of unbelievers.
Within a day of delivering his “no strategy” message, Obama has returned to his second favorite activity after playing golf —- fundraising. He was out raising money among the elite of New York and Rhode Island willing to pay up to $32,400 for the pleasure of funding Democrats as they head into the November election.
The citizens of the UK can be proud of their leader who uses unequivocal language in addressing the pressing problems facing the free world. British Prime Minister David Cameron recently gave a superb speech —- one Barack Obama should have given if he was less politically inept.
Fox News reports PM Cameron announced his government’s decision to raise the UK terrorism threat level to “severe,” and implement a series of measures to combat the Islamist threat within Britain itself, including tough new measures against British-born, self-styled “jihadists,” hundreds of whom have traveled to Iraq and Syria in recent months to fight with ISIS.
Cameron addressed the Islamist menace head-on, declaring that “the root cause of this threat to our security is clear: it is a poisonous ideology of Islamic extremism that is condemned by all states.”
In contrast, President Obama’s remarks to the White House press corps Thursday were weak-kneed, meandering and confused, sending mixed messages both to America’s enemies and the American people. Watch CBS News clip here.
It’s no secret Gov. Jan Brewer has been a major disappointment to Arizona conservatives. She has unleashed venomous attacks making political foes of fellow Republicans who refused to surrender to her astronomically costly Medicaid expansion demands, and supported recruited challengers. Her defense of Common Core, Obama’s federal overreach into America’s education delivery system, usurping local control, has won her few fans, even as she renamed the scheme in an effort to dupe anxious parents. Her push for a sales tax increase in a dismal economy and her veto of a religious freedom bill caused many to question their jubilation when Brewer initially assumed the office after then-governor Janet Napolitano left mid-term to join the Obama administration.
In myriad ways Brewer was the Republican tailor-made for Democrats to embrace. That is, until she breached the line no Democrat wants to cross. Brewer has now incurred the wrath of the left by using the L-word, “liberal,” to describe lobbyist Fred DuVal, a career-long leftist, now the Democrat nominee for governor.
Liberals despise being called liberal. In fact, they coined the word “progressive” to hide their liberalism behind. It sounds so Teddy Roosevelt-ish and forward thinking, don’cha know?
In this bizarre piece, Linda Valdez, editorial writer at the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) slams Brewer “for making things up about Fred Duval.” Zeroing in on a quote from Brewer in which she stated, “Fred is a liberal. He’s always been a liberal. He’s been brought up as a liberal,” Valdez did more than simply take exception. In typical liberal fashion, she contorts herself into a pretzel twist, declaring DuVal’s father spent some time as a Republican before seeing what Valdez would view as ‘the light.’ She rants, hisses and harangues. One can almost see her stomping her feet.
Valdez is an unrepentant liberal, after all.
And who is liberal lobbyist Fred DuVal? He began his liberal career at age 24, managing liberal Bruce Babbitt‘s gubernatorial campaign, later working as Babbit’s senior aide. He did two stints with the Democrat National Committee concluding his final one as recently as 2011. Liberal DuVal worked in the liberal Clinton White House, and was a reliable liberal Napolitano appointee on the AZ Board of Regents, where he never saw a tuition increase he didn’t support. As treasurer for the Democrat Governors Association he was fundraiser-in-chief for national liberal candidates.
It’s plain to see why Valdez, banking on crossover votes, wants to run from the L-word.
In the lead-up to Tuesday’s Primary Election some of us have put national news on the back-burner. International news has been pushed even further to the rear. It often seems the news is so dire and happening in regions so remote that the inclination is to tune it out.
With Islamic terrorists warning that they have the destruction of American cities in their sights, apathy is a luxury we can no longer afford. When FEMA promotes the website Ready.gov urging preparedness plans and food storage for American families for cases ranging from natural disasters to various terrorist hazards, the alarm meter rises past a casual concern.
The invasion of the United States by hordes of illegals has reached crisis proportions, and living in the border state of Arizona, we are keenly aware of its ramifications.
Earlier this week in Los Angeles, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto called on other states to “evolve” like California so the United States can be more like his home country. Standing alongside LA Mayor Eric Garcetti and Gov. Jerry Brown, Pena Nieto called for amnesty legislation and open borders while criticizing governors who have taken strong positions against illegal immigration.
Speaking of the United States, the Los Angeles Timesreports that Pena Nieto declared, “This is the other Mexico,” which “is property to an estimated [fallacious figure of11 million Mexican immigrants.” He pompously pledged to reduce wait times at border crossings and faster services at Mexican consulates across the United States, saying he has an obligation to serve all Mexicans, regardless of where they live. Brown joined in, saying “You’re all welcome in California.”
Pena Nieto thanked California officials for embracing Mexican nationals, citing measures that extend state benefits to illegals. He presented scholarships to several Mexican national students enrolled at state universities.
Since Obama enacted his executive order amnesty for illegals in 2012, the number of illegal juveniles —- nearly 90% of whom are teenagers, including gang members —- has dramatically spiked. Since October 2013, nearly 63,000 illegals have been detained, having been lured by the carrot of amnesty. Most of this newer crop are Central Americans who have easily slipped through Mexico, as Obama vows another round of executive amnesty along with work permits to five million more illegals —- as American citizens continue to struggle with staggering unemployment.
In the sanctuary state of California, radical leftist Brown has granted illegals driver’s licenses and signed the California DREAM Act. Pena Nieto thanked Brown for his generosity toward illegal immigrants and called on other governors to follow suit, criticizing those who oppose open borders as “unethical.” Along with the Mexicans and Central Americans, “special-interest aliens” –— including those from Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Pakistan, Cuba, Brazil, Ecuador, China, Russia, Yemen, Albania, Yugoslavia and Afghanistan, have breached our sovereign border via Mexico, though the threat seems not to faze those in charge.
Prof. Victor Davis Hanson wrote his acclaimed book Mexifornia: A State of Becoming in 2003. In this City Journal article Mexifornia, Five Years Later he details the ill effects being even worse than he imagined in his book’s blunt assessment. Who could ever have envisioned the implausible occurrences that have followed?
This recent Pew surveyindicates 34% of Mexico’s citizens hope to move to U.S. If this invasion is allowed to continue, will soon turn into the Third World country they are running from.
Just days ago we posted “Experts: America facing imminent terror threat,” which included a link to the conservative GOP Daily Dose —- showing numerous photos of AZ Sen. John McCain meeting with the head of ISIS on a secret trip to Syria last year. During the meeting McCain was reported to have promised the revolutionaries weapons, training, and funding. He referred to them as “freedom fighters.”
McCain calls the photos a “fabrication,’ even telling the Arizona Republic that attempts to link the Syrian rebels in the photo to ISIS was “fairly ridiculous.”
The denials from John McCain impart a particular ironic twist to the news report of an American jihadist with the unlikely name, Douglas McAuthur McCain. The 33-year-old Muslim convert was killed over the weekend fighting for the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS).
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Arizona’s Republican governor Jan Brewer is sliding none too gracefully out the door of the ninth floor office she has occupied in the state Executive Tower. That’s the same office she was so warmly welcomed to in January 2009, when Democrat Janet Napolitano took an early hike to sign on with the Obama administration. Republicans greeted the change with jubilation.
Lacking a Lieutenant Governor, Arizona’s line of succession is through the Secretary of State’s Office, and many governors besides Brewer have found that to be the slickly greased route. Jane Hull, Rose Mofford, and Wesley Bolin also ascended to the state’s top job by virtue of their predecessor’s good or bad fortunes.
Jan Brewer, a woman with over three decades of political experience under her belt, has chosen a destructive path as she wraps up her final term. Rather than remaining neutral in statewide and legislative races, or endorsing GOP incumbents, she has chosen to spew bile on her way out, by working hard to topple conservative state legislators who voted against her wildly ill-conceived and costly Medicaid expansion —- which became the focal point of her left-wing platform.
Brewer has been doling out endorsements like candy to those who voted in support of her outrageous scheme, while spitefully cold-shouldering conservatives, many of them incumbents with solid records.
Though claiming pro-life credentials, Brewer endorsed abortion supporter Michele Reagan for Secretary of State.
The spectacle of this petulant woman who has spent her entire career in elective office, now acting like a spoiled child is appalling to watch. One would hope for a less ignoble way to take leave.
Uncomfortably aware of her own limitations early on, Brewer was all too eager to cede her authority over to the McEstablishment and they enthusiastically took the reins, as she was relegated to a figurehead doing their bidding.
She leaves as a second-rate disappointment to those who once celebrated her arrival. Tomorrow evening’s election returns will show if her now sullied name holds clout or hampers those RINOs she sought to help. We’re betting on a noxious taint following her endorsements.
Under the headline, “McCain retreats on immigration reform,” the daily runs this report and video clip from McCain’s interview with Brahm Resnik on KPNX 12 News’ Sunday Square Off,* which aired this morning at 8 a.m.
McCain was interviewed on the growing ISIS threat, in which he also bears culpability. Check out the deplorable photos under the link. They were posted on GOP the Daily Dose andshow McCain secretly meeting last year with the head of ISIS and those he called “brave fighters risking their lives for freedom.”
Resnik: Let’s move to immigration real quick. I heard you on the radio the other day saying, “There’s no reform now, immigration reform, without complete control of the border. Have you stepped back from where you were a year ago?”
McCain: “We need to assure the American people that the border is secure. People in AZ are so cynical about the promises that have been made about a secure border. Doing the right things and spending the right money, we can have a 90 percent effective control of the border within two years.”
Resnik: “So that comes first?”
McCain: “I think it’s going to have to.”
Resnik: “So this changes the discussion?”
McCain: “To a certain degree.”
*Channel 12 and the Arizona Republic, both Gannett enterprises, are housed in the same building.