from your friends at Seeing Red AZ
Trump Derangement Syndrome is not only real, it is virulently hateful. Further, there is no deceit that is too vile for its proponents to spew.
Anti-Semitism, the hatred of Jews, is the latest noose to be hung around the president’s neck. There has been an undeniable spike in vicious acts perpetrated against Jews both in America and abroad. That the most recent one occurred at the Chanukah candle lighting ceremony at a New York rabbi’s home during the holiday season when peace should reign for both Christians and Jews is particularly reprehensible. Most news coverage omitted the fact that the machete wielding man was black since racial sensitivity is paramount, taking preference over the raging knife attacks suffered by the religious worshipers.
The truth is much different than the left would have us believe. President Donald Trump is actually the most pro-Jewish leader our country has seen, since Harry Truman, who was the first president to recognize the state of Israel in 1948. Though other presidents vowed to do so,Trump fulfilled his 2016 campaign promise to “move the American embassy to the eternal capital of the Jewish people, Jerusalem.” His daughter, Ivanka, is a Jewish convert and three of his grandchildren are being raised in the faith.
Yet liberal demagogues such as Democrat New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo blamed Pres. Trump for the violence declaring after the Chanukah stabbings, that Pres. Trump is fomenting political hate that is spreading to the culture. Recently a New Jersey market in an orthodox Jewish neighborhood was the scene of bloody carnage. Previously, it was a synagogue in Pittsburgh. Yet placing blame has more to do with scoring political points than facts.
West Virginia Republican Gov. Jim Justice issued this statement Monday condemning the actions of more than 30 cadets and staff members at a corrections academy at the state’s Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety. They were photographed making a gesture used to salute German dictator Adolf Hitler, who started World War II and oversaw the systematic slaughter of over 6 million Jews and millions of others. Gov. Justice approved recommendations that those in the photo and some academy staff who knew about the incident be fired.
Demographics point to the fact that there are far more Jewish residents in New York than West Virginia, but it is the Republicans who behave righteously.
Under the guise of “inclusion” Democrats have been tolerating increasing anti-Semitism. Monica Showalter, writing,”Cuomo blames Trump for string of anti-Semitic attacks in New York, for American Thinker, asks:
“Where have Democrats been on the matter of Rep. Ilhan Omar, who continuously spews anti-Semitic tropes and statements? Or the equally hateful Rep. Rashida Tlaib? They couldn’t even pass a resolution to condemn their anti-Semitic statements and you can bet the anti-Semitic thugs out there now perpetrating the attacks have taken notice. Democrats have simply embraced Jew haters to a disturbing extent, whether it’s to Get Trump or because they perceive it as an easy avenue to get votes.
Anti-Semitism is real, and Democrats have coddled it for years, stepping up the effort in the name of ‘inclusion’ and now watching it reach a critical mass. These anti-Semitic attacks are the work of their policies, their decisions, and entirely on them. Blaming President Trump for these odious attacks is disingenuous projecting and about as dishonest as it gets. It’s time for them to look inward.”
Conservative Review does a masterful job of exposing the 15 Republican governors who are asking for more refugee resettlement in their red states.
The question is, “Why?”
Here is the answer from Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey: Read the full Arizona Initial Resettlement Consent letter he sent to U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo which contains these words: “Throughout our nation’s history, the United States has been a refuge for individuals fleeing religious and political persecution in their homeland, and Arizona has historically been one of the most welcoming states in terms of the number of refugees resettled here.”
The fact is, the word “refugee” is loosely used to describe illegal aliens who have been coached by their legal advocates to claim asylum status. This has been ongoing. In 2014, the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security of the Committee on the Judiciary of the U.S. House of Representatives held hearings on the topic, “Asylum Fraud: Abusing America‘s Compassion?”
On April 6, 2019 the situation in the Arizona border county of Yuma, had grown so dire Yuma Mayor Douglas J. Nicholls issued this Proclamation of Emergency declaring an emergency situation exists due to the mass release of migrant* families into the city of Yuma, exceeding the ability to provide adequate services while protecting the health, safety and welfare of people and property located in the city of Yuma.” Nicholls guardedly avoided using the word, “citizens.”
On December 19, 2019, Yuma Mayor Nicholls mysteriously withdrew his emergency declaration, though the border was still a sieve.
For a walk back in time, on January 28, 2013 we posted, “McCain tells GOP it must accept amnesty,” McCain and Flake preempt Obama by leading Democrats on amnesty. It generated 67 responses.
In 2018, the Daily Caller reported on a collection of activist groups known as “March Without Borders” organizing a march in California to the U.S.-Mexico border to meet “asylum seekers” from a much publicized, massive caravan. Immigration lawyers ready to advise the illegal hordes on the best way to submit asylum applications to U.S. immigration authorities were part of the procession.
*Mayor Nicholls’ word. Seeing Red AZ only uses the term “migrant” when describing the migrating swallows that return to Mission San Juan Capistrano from Goya, Argentina each year.
The newly compromised Drudge Report, reported to have been sold, has been veering off into the hinterlands with a bizarre anti-Trump bent, all the more obvious with this guaranteed to incite headline: “Nothing Less Than Civil War’: These Voters See Doom Without Trump.”
Using the familiar Drudge format of headline links, the disappointingly revised site links to a the unfamiliar DNYUZ which turns out to be the consistently left-wing New York Times. The last Republican presidential candidate the publication endorsed was Dwight Eisenhower in 1956. Today it runs an obnoxious report filled with deception, denigrating Trump supporters as dimwits and white nationalists. Apparently inconsequential is the fact that well-respected, U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar (R-AZ CD 4) serving his fifth term, addressed the patriotic crowd. Yet the NYT’s radical new hire Astead W. Herndon blatantly libels conservatives to ensure job security.
Two months late in reporting on the October gathering referred to as “Trumpstock,” in the small Mohave County, Arizona town of Golden Valley, Herndon must have longed to be among the naked doper crowd at Woodstock, whose 1969 headliners Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin both died of drug overdoses within a year of that event.
Though conceding “the president draws support from a broader political and ideological cross-section of Republicans than the Trumpstock crowd reflected, attracting some independents and Democrats as well,” the intent was to marginalize supporters as small minded bigots.
“But if any group remains singularly loyal to Mr. Trump, it is the small but impassioned number of white voters on the far right, often in rural communities like Golden Valley, who extol him as a cultural champion reclaiming the country from undeserving outsiders.
These voters don’t passively tolerate Mr. Trump’s “build a wall” message or his ban on travel from predominantly Muslim countries — they’re what motivates them. They see themselves in his fear-based identity politics, bolstered by conspiratorial rhetoric about caravans of immigrants and Democratic “coups.”
Next comes our support of the Second Amendment, or as Barack Obama described conservatives “clinging to our guns and religion.”
We are irrationally portrayed as heat-packing armed vigilantes, who shoot first and ask questions later, hence the article’s absurd Civil War referenced headline.
Writing for Conservative Review, Daniel Horowitz exposes the deceptive language used to describe an illegal child sexual predator.
The local NBC affiliate in Charleston, South Carolina, reported on Friday, “A Charleston County man has been arrested and charged after he allegedly sexually assaulted a girl who was in fourth grade.” Except this is no Charleston man; this is an illegal alien from Mexico, according to the booking in the county jail.
The charging affidavit alleges that between February and June 2019, Carlos Bartolo Rios, 29, sexually assaulted the girl and forced her to watch sex videos. He was arrested Thursday night by the U.S. Marshals and is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor under 11 years old. He is being held at the Charleston County Jail, where there is an ICE hold on him because of his immigration status.
Ever wonder how many of these sexual assaults every year are committed by illegal aliens because we refuse to actually enforce the laws on the books?
South Carolina cooperates with ICE, but because the biggest illegal alien jurisdictions do not, we will never know the true number. However, ICE recently reported that just for fiscal year 2019, there were a total of 14,500 sex crime charges among those who were subject to ICE detainers.
Moreover, it’s likely that ICE is missing many of these people thanks to sanctuary jurisdictions releasing sex offenders, including child sex offenders. The number of apprehensions in sanctuary states has plummeted. For example, South Carolina is under the auspices of ICE’s Atlanta field office, which made 13,247 arrests last year. Contrast that to the Los Angeles field office, which made just 6,657 arrests. That is simply astounding given how many more illegal aliens live in California and tells us that, given that 90 percent of those targeted by ICE are criminal aliens, there are endless dangerous criminals like Rios who are not caught and removed if they commit their crimes in places like California….[or we might add, in Arizona, as this August 2019 SRAZ post, detailing local illegal alien child rapists attests.]
We urge you to read Horowitz’ report full of facts, figures, and exposing the child sexual abuse that is especially prevalent in Mexico and Central America and arrives in crisis proportions in the United States with the flood of illegals.
Mata Hari was a Dutch exotic dancer and courtesan,* convicted of being a spy for Germany during World War I and executed by a firing squad in France.
John McCain, now interred after three meticulously self-planned funerals, faced no firing squad, but was every bit as much of a double agent as Mata Hari, whose name is synonymous with clandestine dealings.
Breitbart reporter Aaron Klein, aided by researcher Joshua Klein, has done an outstanding job of revealing McCain’s long tentacles into the now discredited, salacious and fraudulent Steele “dossier,” and the lengths to which the former Arizona senator went to malign and attempt to topple Donald Trump — a man he despised for achieving the one thing the vengeful McCain lusted for but failed to attain: The Presidency of the United States.
Exhibiting his widely known classy style, McCain defended his contemptible actions with these words: “I discharged that obligation, and I would do it again. Anyone who doesn’t like it can go to hell.”
You can’t be too busy to read, “IG Report Reveals Steele Funneled Claims Through John McCain After FBI Dropped Him,” These few sentences should serve as the enticement:
The IG [Inspector General] report also verifies that a McCain aide obtained the Steele reports directly from Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson, meaning that when McCain transferred the anti-Trump charges to [now disgraced former FBI Director] James Comey he had to have known that the material originated with a firm that specializes in controversial opposition tactics.
Fusion GPS was paid for its anti-Trump work by Trump’s primary political opponents, namely Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) via the Perkins Coie law firm.
States the IG report:
Several weeks later, on December 9, 2016, Senator John McCain provided Comey with a collection of 16 Steele election reports, 5 of which Steele had not given the FBI. McCain had obtained these reports from a staff member at the McCain Institute. The McCain Institute staff member had met with Steele and later acquired the reports from Simpson.
The unnamed McCain staff member is known to be David J. Kramer, who also infamously provided BuzzFeed with the Steele dossier.
It’s worth remembering McCain called scandal-plagued leftist Hillary Clinton a “rock star” he could support for president.
* A euphemism for a prostitute with a retinue of powerful, often political, clients.
Clarifying brackets inserted by SRAZ.
TALKERS magazine, the go-to site representing Talk Radio/Media Industry News, carries an interview with former Arizona Congressman and radio host JD Hayworth, as this week’s guest on the award-winning PodcastOne series “The Michael Harrison Interview.”
Arizona fans, as well as those around the country where Hayworth frequently guest hosts, will want to check out this national coverage.
“Fair Elections Act” aims to deceive
Today we are reposting a compelling article first printed on the Arizona Free Enterprise Club’s trustworthy website (azfree.org) which now bizarrely comes with a web search “untrusted site” warning. We’ve added the site to our Blogroll where it is easily accessed
For years liberal groups have aimed to unravel basic election integrity practices in the state of Arizona. From repealing ballot harvesting to pushing for same day voter registration – the goal is a California-style free for all where anything goes. Even amidst legal defeats that have forced California to remove staggering numbers of inactive and unverified voters from their rolls, extremists continue to try to import these same policies in our state.
Case in point, an initiative dubbed the “Fair Elections Act” was recently filed with the Secretary of State’s office and includes almost every possible measure to erode safe, secure and honest elections in Arizona.
Among the worst of the provisions is the creation of a “democracy voucher” system which would furnish every registered voter with certificates of $50 – $150 in order to facilitate small dollar political contributions. Despite claiming to be a tool to empower average Arizonans to exercise choice and their political voice, these funds would only be eligible to be given to candidates running via the Clean Elections Commission system.
Democracy isn’t cheap either.
Based upon current registration levels and the minimum and maximum allowable distributable certificates, $191 – $573 Million of hard-earned taxpayer dollars could be up for grabs by politicians.
How does the initiative purport to pay for this? With a tax increase of course. The proposal would raise the minimum corporate income tax from $50 to $150 – swiping the $100 increase for Clean Elections. In addition, it would allow an up to $500 dollar for dollar tax credit for contributions to the commission. Although these revenue enhancers alone are no where near enough to cover the potential exorbitant costs, proponents are banking on the idea that there will be low voter participation in the program – proving even when you give people free money, they would rather not take it then give it to a politician.
The voucher program isn’t the only part of the measure with a hefty new price tag. The initiative would also trigger automatic voter registration for citizens receiving a drivers’ license or updating their information with the DMV. Within the 30-page initiative are tedious administrative requirements for inter-agency coordination to include the Secretary of State, Department of Transportation, Arizona Health Cost Containment and other agencies.
Because not everyone getting their license or updating their information is eligible to vote, the initiative includes a complicated process for mailing citizens. It would be incumbent upon the citizen to return the pre-stamped mailer to indicate they do not want to be registered to vote or that they are ineligible to vote. The citizen has two years to complete missing or fix inaccurate information before their status as a registered voter is cancelled. Even when their status as a voter is pending, they are able to vote if an election is occurring.
No where in the initiative is it mentioned how the state will pay for the inevitable technology overhaul required to implement this “automatic voter registration system” or the onerous process for constant pre-stamped mailers. Even more glaring are the gaping opportunities for fraud. Currently, it is so easy to register to vote in Arizona, the only excuse for not is apathy, laziness or ineligibility. Placing the burden on someone in any of these categories to ask to be excluded in the voter rolls is a waste of time and money and sure to be a magnet for inaccuracies.
This is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to bad ideas jammed packed into this election omnibus initiative. Hopefully voters will see through this attempt to co-op the security of the Arizona ballot box and reject ideas that have destroyed the election integrity of states like California and Washington.
The proposed initiative can be read here. Arizona House Speaker Pro Tempore T.J. Shope (R-LD 8) candidly referred to it using this colorful language.
Arm yourself with facts. Election integrity must not be compromised.
May the peace and goodwill of this season be with us all. We express our gratitude to our service personnel, many stationed far from their own families, who ensure our countless freedoms and ask for blessings on President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania and their entire family. We pray that God continues to bless America.
Seeing Red AZ
Rational judiciary will be Trump’s legacy long after his second term
With the Republican majority U.S. Senate confirming President Donald Trump’s judicial nominations, Americans are witnessing an end to leftist domination of the federal courts. In addition to putting two Republicans — Judges Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh — on the Supreme Court, he has replaced liberals with conservative judges on the notoriously radical Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is nearing 90 and ailing. The court has issued no further updates to her condition since Nov. 23.
Completing his third year in office, the president is making significant revisions to the judiciary, so far replacing 187 judges on the federal bench, with his nominees accounting for 1 in 4 U.S. Circuit Court judges and hopefully ensuring a decisive move away from routinely left-wing decisions.
President Trump’s historic appointments have already tipped the balance of numerous federal courts to a Republican appointed majority. This includes flipping the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit from a Democrat-appointed majority to an 8 to 6 Republican-appointed majority.
The Trump administration has kept its eye on the ball as numerous other federal courts have been tilted to a Republican-appointed majority. Check out the Heritage Foundation‘s federal judiciary appointment tracker as of December 20th of each president’s third year.
Though progress has been made in reshaping courts such as the Ninth Circuit that have long been dominated by Democrat-appointed majorities, this lopsided Dec.10, 2019 vote on Patrick J. Bumatay, as United States Circuit Judge for the Ninth Circuit exemplifies the partisan nature of the process. The following day, the same type of vote confirmed Lawrence VanDyke, to the Ninth Circuit.
In both instances, Arizona’s Republican Sen. Martha McSally voted “Yea” for confirmation, while Democrat Sen. Kyrsten Sinema voted “Nay” in opposition. When Sinema was campaigning her slogan was, “I just want to get things done.”
This negative partisanship is the fulfillment of Sinema’s promise.