NRA goes to bat for Trump, hits Hillary in her Benghazi

June 30, 2016

The National Rifle Association has released it’s first pro-Trump ad of the 2016 election cycle. The powerful ad features Mark “Oz” Geist, a Marine Corps veteran who provided security services in Benghazi, Libya.

“A lot of people say they’re not going to vote this November because their candidate didn’t win,” Geist begins as he strolls through a military cemetery. “Well, I know some other people who won’t be voting this year either. Hillary as President? No thanks.

I served in Benghazi. My friends didn’t make it. They did their part. Do yours.”

In this 2015 interview with Ammoland, Donald Trump made his views clear as he talked politics and guns, beginning with this statement:

“I am a Life Member of the NRA and am proud of their service in protecting our right to keep and bear arms. The NRA’s efforts to stop dangerous, gun-banning legislation and regulation is invaluable. The media focus on those efforts overshadows the great work the NRA does on behalf of safety and conservation.”

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McCain thug roughs up opponent’s mother

June 29, 2016

McOperatives employ deplorable intimidation tactics

John McCain is desperate. Campaigning for his sixth six-year term at age 80, he and his operatives will stop at nothing in order to keep the gravy train rolling. His contemptible reaction to being censured by Arizona elected Republican party leaders was an indication of the depths to which he will sink in order to maintain what he obviously regards as his rightful supremacy. Joined by Democrat Carl Levin, McCain attempted to rein in conservative political advocacy groups by having them targeted by IRS official Lois Lerner.

His dirty tricks know  no bounds. McCain’s accommodating team, who bask in what they consider the reflective glow of toadying for the senior politician don’t let common decency get in their way as they video stalk his photogenic challenger Dr. Kelli Ward at her own events. Their explicit desire is intimidation, eager to catch a verbal gaffe or unflattering expression that can be used in negative ads against her — taking the practice of what was previously known as opposition research to extremes.

Breitbart reports (video included) on McCain senior staffer Trevor Abarzua, 23, plowing into Ward’s 71-year-old mother, Dr. Lorraine Byrd, knocking her off balance as she entered the restaurant where her physician daughter was scheduled to address supporters at a “Meet and Greet‘ event on Monday. Dr. Byrd is a Lake Havasu City pediatrician.

Dr. Kelli Ward is quoted as saying. “People are sick and tired of intimidation tactics like these. Career politicians will do anything to win re-election so they can stay in Washington. It’s time to send a message that this sort of behavior is unacceptable. It’s time to Retire McCain.”

McCain’s staffers have been off the charts in the embarrassment department. Besides the brutish Trevor Abarzua, McCain’s fundraiser, Emily Orme Pitha, 34, was busted in April for having an operational meth lab, hard drugs, explosives, and counterfeit cash in the home she shared with her boyfriend and two young children. She had previously worked for former U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl.

 This survey by Public Policy Polling shows McCain and Ward tied, each with 41 percent of potential Republican primary voters. His Arizona approval rating is at a dismal 35 percent. 

Nationally, as reported in the Daily Caller, McCain is a bottom-dragger, sharing the title of “Least Popular Senator” with his doppelganger, Jeff Flake. He and his operatives read the polls, which is why they will stop at nothing to keep him from losing his last race.


McCain needs $100 grand….quick

June 28, 2016

Another “Friend” email has gone out from John McCain — including to many who detest being referred to as his friend.  He needs money and says he’ll accept any amount, including $5.

Sure thing.

Using “the royal we,” the 80-year-old running for his sixth six-year term, implores, “We have just under four days before our campaign’s most important fundraising deadline is here and all eyes are watching me and our campaign to see how strong we are.”

Skipping right past his Primary opponent, Dr. Kelli Ward, a physician and conservative former state senator, McCain cunningly raises the specter of  “liberal Democrat Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick.“

If McCain’s so worried about Ann Kirkpatrick, why are the airwaves filled with deceptive ads fantastically accusing Kelli Ward of voting to help ISIS, a fictional feat that would be impossible for anyone to achieve in a state legislature. Is it any wonder the slippery McCain was censured by elected GOP state delegates? In retaliation, he used a San Francisco Obama donor to purge the party activists from the AZ GOP ranks. His underhanded tactics both in Arizona and in D.C. have conspired to make McCain the least popular U.S. senator.

His lobbyist friends won’t let him down. It’s a symbiotic relationship more commonly known as, “I’ll wash your back and you wash mine.” — which has mutually benefited them and him for decades.. 

But if McCain’s actually worried about money, all he has to do is roll over and tap Cindy Hensley McCain on the shoulder. It’s a perk of being married to a beer heiress, running one of the nation’s largest Anheuser-Busch distributors. 

Begging is so déclassé.


Unenviable status: AZ cities on “Extreme Poverty” list

June 27, 2016

John McCain & Jeff Flake remain committed to importing poverty

Number 2 on the list of American cities with pockets of extreme poverty, topped only by Fresno California, is what is widely regarded as the “Valley of the Sun” — Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ. It’s a good bet the Valley, including numerous affluent areas, would hardly leap to mind as showcasing extreme poverty. 24/7 Wall St. gleans its information from census records.

Listed as Number 6 is Tucson.

The border town of Nogales, Arizona, population 20,699, with a poverty rate of 35.2%, comes in at Number 3 on the list of Poorest Towns in Every State.

Forbes reports that the nation’s highest unemployment is in the border town of El Centro, California which has a whopping 19.6% jobless rate. Yuma, Arizona, another border town, comes in at Number 2 with 18.0% unemployment.

The ongoing influx of uneducated and unskilled illegal aliens and accompanying crime rates continues its choke-hold on American cites. Taxpaying citizens are footing the bill for the numerous benefits they receive in addition to health care, schooling for their children and the costly burdens on the criminal justice system.

John McCain, at age 80 is running for yet another 6-year-term. He’s a .longtime advocate for amnesty for illegals — working with the late Ted Kennedy, then Jon Kyl,  and most recently organizing the Gang of Eight — partnering with his junior seatmate, Jeff Flake. Marco Rubio, Lindsey Grahamesty and a far left Democrat contingent including Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin, Michael Bennet and Robert Menendez were all part of the McCain/Flake scheme.

Watch these shocking news reports by WTHR Indiana revealing tax loopholes accessed by illegals that are costing Americans $ billions.

In the unlikely event  you’re able to get into one of McCain’s forums, where the audience is most often pre-selected by his handlers, it would be good to ask him why he’s intent on importing poverty. Simple question for a simple guy.

This editorial, “Sorry, But Illegal Aliens Cost the U.S. Plenty,” posted on Investor’s Business Daily is chock full of good information and includes intellectual pins to pop the untruthful bubbles that are floated by the left and McRINOs.


Misstating facts? Isn’t that their stock in trade?

June 26, 2016

Fishy_Arizona_RepublicDictionaries define “misstate” as making wrong or inaccurate statements; to express a fact that is not correct; or to state wrongly or falsely. Take your pick.  Any of the choices fit the misuse of facts that appears to be the standard of the Arizona Republic newspaper.

Case in point: Saturday‘s edition. Under Corrections & Clarifications — tucked away on page 4 of the Valley and State section, nestled between ‘Today in History’ and ‘How to Reach Circulation (presumably the desk)  — are two blunders, being acknowledged as such by whomever is in charge. These are their words:

“The face in front of a fiasco,” May 15, 1A:

The article misstated the number of people who showed up at the polls for the presidential preference election March with their early ballots. The number cited, 11,500, was the number of people on the early-voting list who arrived at the polls without their ballots and wanted to vote in person. The number of voters who showed up at the polls to drop off their completed early ballots is unknown.

The article was among many that pilloried Maricopa Country Recorder Helen Purcell for longer than anticipated lines on Election Day, erroneously making the woman known for her integrity appear nefarious and derelict in her duties, even part of a conspiracy to disenfranchised voters when thousands of unanticipated, ineligible would-be voters showed up at election centers.  The newspaper printed baseless accusations by ill-informed voters, including that of Purcell “being on the take” due to fewer polling places and called on her to step down. The newspaper should apologize for every bogus report it printed. A month-and-a-half is a long time to ponder whether this miscalculation was worthy of correction.

“SRP home customers to get summer savings,” June 24, Business, 14A:

The Salt River project sponsorship of the NCAA Final Four games in Glendale next year was approved only by a committee of board members. It still needs approval from the full board of directors. The article misstated who approved it.

Five or fifty board members? We can’t let facts get in the way of agenda. This is the newspaper that routinely crafts devious headlines that include the words, “May,” “Might,” and  “Could” in ongoing efforts to sway public opinion. Seeing Red AZ views this as the motivation behind the Arizona Republic’s reckless assaults.


Americans for Prosperity: 2016 AZ Legislative “Heroes” MIA

June 25, 2016

Legislative Scorecard awards no “Hero of the Taxpayer” designation in latest report

On its website, the Arizona chapter of Americans for Prosperity writes that it works to improve the well-being of Arizona citizens by passing legislative policy reforms that expand economic freedom. The 2016 Legislative Scorecard is the 33rd annual scorecard put out by AFP-Arizona and the Arizona Federation of Taxpayers. The Scorecard assigns weights to bills according to their projected dollar impact to Arizona taxpayers, consumers, and producers ($1 million equals one point). The Fiscal Year 2016-2017 budget was scored according to how many millions of dollars the Legislature and Governor voted to spend above $9.4 billion — including supplemental spending increases to the FY 2015-2016 budget. Legislators are penalized on the Scorecard if key bills do not come to floor votes, but the Scorecard does allows for substitute bills that have similar policy impacts. The weighting of bills is adjusted for a probability factor and for a long-term policy value factor. AFP-Arizona traditionally assigns a triple weight to tax bills, using the Joint Legislative Budget Committee’s three-year Fiscal Notes when available.

All House and Senate members are listed and scored using these designations:

90-100% = Hero of the Taxpayer

70-79% = Friend of the Taxpayer

30-49% = Friend of Big Government

10-29% = Champion of Big Government

80-89% = Champion of the Taxpayer

60-69% = Not Bad

50-59% = Needs Improvement

0-9% = Hero of Big Government

There’s a lot to see here. The Arizona chapter of Americans for Prosperity Legislative Scorecard makes for interesting reading and provides a guide for tracking your legislators prior to marking your ballot. The site includes a brief description of each House and Senate bill as well as State Legislative Objectives for the 2016 Session. The Top Bills of the Session are also included.


SCOTUS blocks Obama’s amnesty proposals

June 24, 2016

In a split decision, the Supreme Court affirmed the ruling of United States. v. Texas, a challenge to Obama’s 2014 amnesty executive actions. The 4-4 decision sends the case back to Federal District Judge Andrew Hanen.. Meanwhile, DAPA and DACA, both Obama constructs, granting legal status to America’s illegal invaders, remain blocked

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott released this statement Thursday, following the Supreme Court’s equally divided decision affirming the 26-state* lawsuit against Barack Obama’s amnesty decrees:

“The action taken by the President was an unauthorized abuse of presidential power that trampled the Constitution, and the Supreme Court rightly denied the President the ability to grant amnesty contrary to immigration laws,” said Governor Abbott. “As the President himself said, he is not a king who can unilaterally change and write immigration laws. Today’s ruling is also a victory for all law-abiding Americans — including the millions of immigrants who came to America following the rule of law.”

Here’s Barack Obama repeatedly stating (video) that he was the President of the United States, not an emperor and was unable to bypass congress and unilaterally impose laws, specifically saying:

“Such an indiscriminate approach would be both unwise and unfair. It would suggest to those thinking about coming here illegally that there would be no repercussions for such a decision, and this could lead to a surge in more illegal immigration. It would also ignore the millions of people around the world who are waiting in line to come here legally. Ultimately, our nation, like all nations, has the right and obligation to control its borders and set laws for residency and citizenship.” 

That was prior to him doing exactly the opposite.

Mark Krikorian, Executive Director of Center for Immigration Studies, does a fine job of analyzing the action in his cogent commentary: “SCOTUS Doesn’t Abolish Separation of Powers – Yet.”

This 2016 Rasmussen Report survey shows over half of American voters believe providing a pathway to citizenship for those in this country illegally will just encourage more illegal immigration. Seventy percent of Republicans — and 51% of all voters — support GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall along the U.S./Mexican border to help stop illegal immigration. Gallup polling indicates nearly one-quarter of American Hispanics do not favor a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.

* The 25 other states joining Texas in the lawsuit with Obama over his executive amnesty are: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin.