2016 election: Referendum on Gang of 8 amnesty bill

February 29, 2016

Sen. Jeff Sessions endorses (video) Donald Trump before a crowd of over 30,000 on Sunday, saying ‘This election is the people’s chance to put a stake’ in the ‘heart’ of the Gang of Eight Bill.”

Listen to Sen. Sessions’ interview with SiriusXM host and Breitbart Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon. The conservative Alabama Senator — who possesses a stellar bio — has stood alongside Ted Cruz, but has grown increasingly close to Donald Trump. The most obvious lead-up to Sessions’ endorsement of Trump came as Stephen Miller, a longtime top aide to Sessions, signed on with Trump’s campaign as a senior policy adviser last month and has been traveling with the candidate to recent debates. Previously, Miller had been a stalwart presence at Sessions’ side.


iPhone-banning Bill Montgomery inconsistent on terror threat

February 28, 2016

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, released a Feb. 24, 2016 statement advising that his office would stop issuing iPhones to its employees as a result of the company’s current legal dispute with the FBI. Montgomery attempted to defend his decision in an interview on Fox News

Fox and Friends (video under link) weekend anchor Clayton Morris asked Montgomery which phone operating system he would use, since both Google and Microsoft have also come out publicly in support of Apple’s decision not to create a way to circumvent the iPhone’s security for the FBI. Montgomery oddly responded by saying if that is the case, it should give the U.S. Congress the motivation to “reset everything back to where it was.”

After Morris made the point that many iPhone owners don’t want the federal government to have access to their iPhone, Montgomery responded by saying he has more faith in the U.S. Constitution to protect a person’s privacy rather than “some benevolent corporate CEO who thinks he’s the privacy messiah.”

Although Montgomery made news by boycotting iPhones, saying that “Apple is on the side of the terrorists,” he neglects to make the connection that his political associates John McCain and Jeff Flake were instrumental in forming the pro-amnesty Gang of Eight. Along with Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin, Marco Rubio and a host of other liberals and RINOs — they have worked to keep our border open to illegal invaders including terrorists.

A 2015 Washington Post report details the apprehensions of terrorists at the Texas border. In 2011 Seeing Red AZ posted Hezbollah on our doorstep: Radical Muslims in border towns. This is not a new phenomenon as evidenced by this San Diego ABC 10 News report detailing the Shi’a Muslim terrorist group Hezbollah’s long established foothold in the city. As far back as 2001 WND reported that Middle Eastern illegals find easy entrance into U.S. from Mexico.

Montgomery, his employees, the citizens of Maricopa County and the state of Arizona would be better served if he showed some backbone and called out Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake for their overt efforts in leaving us all vulnerable to terrorism. iPhones are the least of it.


What caused Chris Christie’s change of heart on Trump?

February 27, 2016

New Jersey Gov. and former presidential candidate, Chris Christie endorsed real estate mogul Donald Trump Friday.

Bloomberg reports the united Republican establishment front against Donald Trump started to crumble in a potentially profound way when with the enthusiastic endorsement, writing “The move, combined with the endorsement of Maine Governor Paul LePage later Friday, adds the establishment bona fides of two sitting U.S. governors to a devoutly outsider campaign. It also comes just days after Trump’s first two congressional endorsements in Representatives Chris Collins of New York and Duncan Hunter of California.” 

Watch this Fox video clip from last August, as Gov. Christy tells Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren, “Donald’s a great guy and a good person. But I just don’t think he’s suited to be president of the United States,” adding, “I don’t think his temperament is suited for that and I don’t think his experience is.”

In accepting Christie’s accolade, Trump said, “Generally speaking, I’m not big on endorsements, but this is an endorsement that really means a lot.”

As an unprecedented finger in the eye of both conservative and establishment political pundits, it should.


Jeff Flake learns conservative elephants despise RINOs

February 26, 2016

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Proof that elephants, the symbol of the Republican Party, have a natural distaste for RINOs

Inside Edition has the video of Sen. Jeff Flake being charged by a herd of wild elephants in Mozambique while ostensibly investigating the poaching of elephants for their prized ivory tusks. The trip took the delegation and their spouses to Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Flake’s former hangout, Namibia.  Flake, who found a House niche of opposing wasteful spending,  is partnering with Delaware Democrat Sen. Chris Coons on a bill that would provide taxpayer dollars to analyze the impact of poaching and recommend ways to halt the practice. Senate Bill 2385 is a companion piece of legislation to the Global Anti-Poaching Act being pushed by the lobbyists of the Wildlife Conservation Society.

Flake has spent considerable time in Africa. In the early 1990’s Jeff Flake worked as a Washington lobbyist for Rossing Uranium — one of the world’s largest suppliers of the nuclear fuel. He was registered as a foreign agent representing the company which operates a mine in Namibia.  Flake earned between $5,000 and $7,000 per month opening doors in the nation’s capital and promoting the firm with financial ties to Iran. Now Obama has inconceivably concocted a nuclear deal with Iran that imperils the free world

Last July, Flake was the sole Republican invited by Obama to accompany him and an entourage of mostly Black Congressional Caucus members to Kenya.

Regarding the angry, stampeding elephants, Flake said, “It was pure terror. They started charging it wasn’t just one, it was several of them. We had to turn the jeep around really quickly and get out of there.”

His description of the anger sounds strikingly similar to the reception he and his mentor John McCain received from elected state delegates at the annual Statutory Meeting of the State Committee of the Arizona Republican Party.


Matt Salmon leaves Congress — again

February 26, 2016

As Matt Salmon announces his retirement from Congress, the “I want to spend more time with the family,” line raises the curiosity factor a notch or two. Previously, Arizona’s CD 5 U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon, who served in the U.S. House from 1995 to 2001, honored his term limit pledge and did not seek re-election to a fourth term in 2000. He returned after being reelected in 2012, and is now leaving after two terms.

A former chairman of the state Republican Party and founding member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, Salmon disappoints with his out-the-door endorsement of the far less than conservative Marco Rubio for President. 

Salmon is the 23rd House member to announce retirement at the end of this Congressional term.

His statement, “Why I’m leaving Congress,”  can be read here.

In this interview with The Arizona Republic the East Valley Republican revealed his plans to endorse Arizona Senate President Andy Biggs to replace him and will chair Biggs’ campaign for the 5th Congressional District seat.


GOP debate tonight Feb. 25, 2016: 6:30 PM (AZ)

February 25, 2016

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Tonight’s GOP debate will take place in Houston and be moderated by CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer. Salem talk radio host Hugh Hewitt, CNN chief political correspondent Dana Bash and Telemundo News anchor Maria Celeste Arras, will join Blitzer in questioning the candidates.

Participants will be business mogul Donald Trump, Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, Dr. Ben Carson, and Gov. John Kasich.

This is the final debate before numerous states will be voting in the upcoming March 1, 2016 Super Tuesday primaries.

Included in the primaries and caucuses are: Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont and Virginia. Republican only caucuses will take place in Alaska, North Dakota and Wyoming. Real Clear Politics has the inside scoop with the most recent polling trends.

Wondering how to watch or hear the debate tonight? All of the information is here.


Trent Franks takes indecision to soaring new heights

February 25, 2016

U.S. Rep. Trent Franks doubles down on Cuban candidates endorsing them both

This is the body of the odd press release many Arizonans recently found in their inbox:

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In a Novel and Unique Kind of Endorsement, Congressman Trent Franks Officially Endorses Both Senator Cruz and Senator Rubio

WASHINGTON, D.C.- As the field for the 2016 GOP Presidential Nominee continues to narrow, Congressman Trent Franks, suggesting that a combined Presidential ticket of Senators Cruz and Rubio may be the only way to win in November, released the following endorsement:

“Senators Cruz and Rubio* both have proven full spectrum conservative records and I call upon them to join forces and establish a joint ticket in pursuit of the Presidency and Vice Presidency of the United States and I whole heartedly endorse them both to that end.

“Under the feckless and dangerous leadership of President Barack Obama, both America and the world truly seem to be on fire. Voters trapped in the midst of those flames are running panicked in every direction. Even conservatives within the Republican Party whose history has been one of reasoned and logical determination seem fundamentally disoriented.

“Donald Trump in recent years has been a pointed critic of President Barack Obama; and I embrace his strong words in support of American sovereignty and a secure border. However, Mr. Trump’s inconsistencies and shifts on national security, the free market, and protecting the unborn and the traditional family are indications of dissimulation.

“Rivalry, disunity, and baseless hatred in our ranks, have now put conservatives in danger of splintering our voice and nominating the weakest General Election candidate in the Republican field with the strongest probability of allowing Hillary Clinton to become President.

“The laws of mathematics will not be repealed in this election cycle. The mathematics in this equation are clear to the reasoned mind: Senator Rubio and Senator Cruz can unite and win together or remain apart and each fail separately. There are fleeting moments in history when critical opportunities are clear enough for statesmen to see and still close enough for them to seize. For the sake of our country, the conservative cause, and future generations, I adjure both Senator Cruz and Senator Rubio to unite.”

*candidates are referenced in alphabetical order, not by preference

Congressman Franks is serving his seventh term in the U.S. House of Representatives and is a member of the Judiciary Committee, where he serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution and a member of the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet. He is also a member of the Armed Services Committee, where he serves as Vice-Chairman of the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, and Capabilities and a member of the Strategic Forces Subcommittee.


Robotic Rubio: Who’s actually pulling his strings?

February 24, 2016

We’ve been devoting a lot of time to Marco Rubio, and with good reason.  Electing a president of the United States is serious business — all the more so in in these perilous times in our nation’s history.  And after eight years of Barack Obama’s liberal extremism, it’s imperative we get it right in 2016. 

Donald Trump, the popular outsider, has shown himself as a childish bully, hurling schoolyard insults at Sen. Ted Cruz, whom he considers his closest rival. The more he talks — even resorting to repeatedly calling Cruz “a liar” — when in fact, Trump glibly lies about Cruz, the less presidential he appears. Marco Rubio, by contrast, doesn’t engage in bullying. Instead, he concentrates on what appear to be spoon-fed talking points that he regurgitates in rapid fire succession. His inability to respond was clearly on display as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christy pointedly called him out and Rubio reverted four times to the crib notes firmly implanted in his head. Christy was the adult reprimanding little Marco, whose dog, he tried to convince us, ate his homework. Four times.

Here we see another example of Rubio‘s McCain-like abysmal incapacity .to provide a straight answer, giving the identical non-response to a question about his amnesty scheme eight times. Follow the Real Clear Politics text as Bill O’Reilly tried, in vain, to nail Rubio down on his deceptive  policy. Eight times.

Though he claims to be a conservative, Rubio is taking a pass on the upcoming Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Breitbart has a copy of the CPAC statement calling Rubio’s snub a “rookie mistake.” Matthew Boyle writes, “That Rubio is skipping the pre-eminent annual conservative gathering of thousands of activists in a presidential election year is extraordinarily telling about the direction of his campaign as the entire Washington establishment aligns behind him in a last-ditch desperate bid to stop billionaire front-runner Donald Trump.”

It’s clear Marco Rubio, the boy wonder of McCain’s Gang of Eight amnesty deceit is now doing the bidding of the insatiable Chamber of Commerce  and other illegal labor profiteers, who care less about the rule of law and the future of our country than they do the bottom line of their members. Jeb Bush’s deep pocket donors are now flocking to Rubio for the same reason they eagerly put $100 million in amnesty Jeb’s coffers. Jeb spent $2,884 per vote in Iowa and still came in sixth place. The $1150 per vote in New Hampshire bought him a fourth place standing. Jeb called illegal immigration “an act of love.”

Meanwhile, the Washington Free Beacon reports record-breaking numbers of illegal immigrant children are once again expected to surge across the US. / Mexico border, These events don’t happen in a vacuum, but are well choreographed. Marco Rubio, like Jeb Bush, is emulating the policies of Barack Obama, giving lip service to the unenforceable fantasy that the invading hordes will pay a fine, learn English and become exemplary citizens.

It will never happen, and neither should Marco McRubio.


Nevada GOP 2016 caucus results

February 23, 2016

Click HERE for the latest results in the Tuesday Feb. 23, 2016 Nevada Republican caucus, made available by Fox News.


Rubio laid bare: Marco is the GOP Obama

February 23, 2016

With Jeb! officially out of the GOP 2016 presidential contest, the establishment money is looking for a fast and loose warm body to cuddle up with. The answer to their RINO lust comes packaged in high heeled boots and a penchant for repeating memorized talking points…repeating memorized talking points, repeating memorized…..

Proving one amnesty supporter is as good as another to establishment big money donors, Marco Rubio is now the recipient of their largesse, as the unbridled effort to stop Donald Trump moves into high gear.

Endorsements for Rubio are rolling in, including 92-year-old Bob Dole, and Arizona’s own Jeff Flake, who has to go it alone since his mentor John McCain — who will be 80 by Election Day — is running for another 6-year term and has reverted to temporary border hardliner campaign mode. Remember his short lived gambit in 2010? Flake engaged in the same duplicity, and has bragged that long senate terms dull Arizonans memories. Flake can endorse his fellow Gang of Eight amnesty cohort since he doesn’t face the voters again for a couple of years.

Michael Walsh, writing for PJ Media exhibited stellar insight drawing a parallel between Rubio and another first term U. S. Senator — using the exclusive position that disinterested them both — in a quest for the presidency. In this fact-filled commentary titled, “Marco Rubio: the GOP’s Very Own Barack Obama,” Walsh notes the astonishing similarities between the two men as their ambitions included being “historic.” Do yourself a favor and read it.

This campaign ad “Marco is a GOP Obama” leaves no doubt the two are one and the same, even down to uttering the exact words. Beware the con.