Truth takes a backseat to leftist agenda

February 29, 2020

Conservatives need no introduction to author and talk show host, Dennis Prager, whose weekday radio program provides both clarity and sanity in a increasingly disheveled political environment.

His recent column,Why the Left Calls Good People Racist,” answers the question many of us have been asking ourselves since the word has become a dependable pejorative to be aimed, like a curare-dipped poison dart, at conservatives. President Donald Trump has been the subject of the word’s ubiquitous revival, with not a single substantiating fact to back up the fraudulent smear.

The reality is, leftists, led by their cohorts in the increasingly vicious media, who make no attempt to conceal their partisanship, (2016 election returns brief video) are impulse driven. Facts have no meaning. They prioritize contrivances as we witnessed with the counterfeit impeachment of President Trump and the daily diet of deceit they attempted to serve up to Americans. Stunned Hillary-supporting Democrats began discussing removing the president through impeachment before he took his oath of office.

Fortunately, President Trump is a stalwart who doesn’t yield to negativity. He has a supportive family and hundreds of thousands of loyal fans filling his nationwide rallies to capacity, often waiting in line for days, despite extreme weather conditions.

Take a few minutes to read Prager’s enlightening assessment of the devaluing of the basic principle of truth. You’ll be glad you did.


Joe Arpaio’s sentence vacated by reconfigured 9th Circuit

February 28, 2020

This ruling was issued Thursday by a three judge panel* of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the case United States of America v. Joseph M. Arpaio.

In October 2019, the court heard arguments concerning whether U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton erred when she refused to vacate former Maricopa County Sheriff Arpaio’s criminal conviction after President Donald Trump pardoned him.

Judges Jay Bybee, Randy Smith and Daniel Collins noted that although Judge Bolton didn’t technically err when she dismissed Arpaio’s case with prejudice and refused to vacate the verdict after his pardon, the appeals court also ruled that the verdict wasn’t a conviction, since conviction comes at sentencing and Arpaio was never sentenced. As a result there are no future legal consequences to Arpaio, who is currently running to regain his former post as sheriff — one he held for an unprecedented 6-four year terms.

The San Francisco-based Ninth Circuit, which previously held the dubious distinction of being the most overturned, is the largest federal appeals court in the nation encompassing nine states (map).

Though long dominated by repressive (there is nothing “progressive” about leftist ideologues) Democrat judges, President Trump has successfully flipped the court, shifting it to the right, ending decades of far-left domination.

In filling vacancies, Trump has named 10 judges to the 9th Circuit — more than one-third of its active judges — compared with seven appointed by Obama over eight years.

Rational Americans can be thanked for their vigorous effort to elect Donald Trump.  He is putting our nation back on track. The Heritage Foundation’s Judicial Appointment Tracker provides comparative information as of February 19 of each president’s fourth year detailing federal judicial appointments made by President Trump and his predecessors going back to Reagan.

*Jay S. Bybee (G.W. Bush nominee) (confirmed 74 -19, 7 not voting)

Randy Smith (G.W. Bush nominee) (confirmed 94 – 0, 6 not voting)

Daniel P. Collins (Trump nominee) (confirmed by a party line vote 53 – 46, 1 not voting)


AZ Republic: Postmortem exam of its own toxic endorsement policy  

February 27, 2020

Political endorsements go by the wayside? Hardly. Republicans are routinely mischaracterized within the newspaper’s pages. No endorsement list is needed.

It’s no secret the Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic is suffering from a prolonged, ferocious contagion. The insidious disease, known as Trump Derangement Syndrome,* permeates the entire publication — from the biased reports to the hard-left partisan columnists and editorials.  Balance is nowhere to be found within the failing daily. It’s long been clear those in charge view their readers as submissive dolts unable to process information without being told what to think.

When the already failing newspaper endorsed scandal-plagued Hillary Clinton for President in 2016, it signaled more than desperation. It was the clear tolling of its own death knell. But this endorsement was of such enormous consequence to the local, self-declared power brokers, they were unable to rein themselves in, even knowing they had long ago lost their influence and succeeded only in riling their dwindling reader base.

Following the Hillary Clinton presidential endorsement, which was described as the first of a Democrat in the newspaper’s history, subscriptions plummeted as irate readers called to cancel. They have not returned.

Now Greg Burton, the Republic’s executive editor and Phil Boas, the editorial page editor, have seen that following their radically leftist counterparts did not provide the safety in numbers they had hoped would lessen their exposure.

The Republic, a divisive open border advocate bonded to elevating diversity over unity, would like its few remaining readers to believe the decision to forgo making political endorsements was based on taking opposing views into consideration. Don’t believe it. The self-absorbed elites on the editorial board feel superior to the readers they will continue to work to influence. The message will still be delivered in biased reports, slanted editorials and hateful columns. All that will change is the list will be gone.

* Excellent commentary by Adrianna Cohen for Real Clear Politics


Dem nomination will go to a clown, but it won’t be Bloomberg

February 26, 2020

Arrogant Bloomberg catches himself, attempts cover his statement that he “bought” 21 House Democrats 

Democrat presidential contenders, referred to as “contestants” by Michael Bloomberg, engaged in another excruciating debate Tuesday night in South Carolina. 

Bloomberg obviously thought he was on the TV game show, “The Price Is Right,” as he bragged that he “bought” the Democrat majority in the House of Representatives.

“They talk about 40 Democrats, 21 of those were people that I spent $100 million to help elect,” he boasted. “All of the new Democrats that came in and put Nancy Pelosi in charge, and gave the Congress the ability to control this president, I bought…I got them.”

With an estimated fortune of $64.2 billion, he is among the wealthiest people on the planet. Great wealth, however, can’t provide a core to those who stand for nothing. Vacillating opportunist Bloomberg has been a Democrat twice (prior to 2001 and from October 2018 — less than two years ago). He’s touched all political bases, as a registered Independent (2007–2018) and a Republican (2001–2007).

Since the Republican Platform is polar opposite of the Democrat Platform, it’s would be interesting which of his views changed on which issues and what the motivating factors were.

Federal Election Commission filings show self-financing Michael Bloomberg has spent more than $464 million in the first three months of his wobbly campaign.

On the debate stage, Bloomberg warned that a Bernie Sanders nomination would lead to President Donald Trump’s re-election, declaring, “Bernie will lose to Donald Trump.”

Bloomberg is correct, but stopped short. ANY of the Democrats on the debate stage will lose to President Trump, whose popularity is unrivaled. He has kept his promises and Americans are grateful.


Trump-hating Arizona Republic newspaper ignores dazzling event

February 25, 2020

Petulant newspaper hates popular Pres. Trump more than it loves America

In a spectacular reception for President and Mrs. Trump, Indian citizens wearing white “Trump” hats, filled the world’s largest cricket stadium with a capacity crowd of 110,000. The people of India came to genuinely welcome America’s first couple. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the president with a hug.

“The name of the event — Namaste Trump — has a very deep meaning,” PM Modi, explained. “It is one of the oldest languages in the world, a Sanskrit word. Its sense is that not only the person, but also the divinity that is within him.”

 Rather than feeling pride that our president is so warmly received by the world’s most populous democracy, the failing Arizona Republic newspaper devoted not a single word to the unprecedented event. The front page and jump pages were devoted to the funeral of basketball star Kobe Bryant and his young daughter, who died with seven others in a January helicopter crash. There is also an article about the Colorado river and an upcoming music festival in Tempe. In a small box appropriately placed on the lower left corner of the page, the hard-left newspaper directs its continually decreasing readership to its website for “up-to-the minute news,” where there is not a word on the India trip or the massive cheering crowd.

Pictures can be viewed hereFox coverage regarding the trade deal between the two nations is here.

Seeing Red AZ has frequently written about the death spiral in which the Hillary-endorsing, open borders promoting Arizona Republic newspaper has placed itself. Most recently the local Gannett owned publication made the news as an albatross with this Phoenix Business Journal headline,Analysis: Arizona Republic’s circulation decline among steepest for Gannett papers.”

A success-based business model takes root in not routinely lobbing insult-laden spit wads at paying customers. This strategic concept is foreign to the newspaper that was originally known as the Arizona Republican, when it was founded in 1890.


Clint Eastwood changes what’s left of his mind

February 24, 2020

Clint Eastwood, who will turn 90 in May, can be forgiven for being less than on top of political realities. A sometime Republican, not to be confused with a conservative, in 1986 he was elected mayor of the exclusive, small enclave of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, where the current median listing price of homes is $2,298,000. In 2012, he endorsed Mitt Romney for president, and was even given prime time at that year’s Republican National Convention where he delivered a speech to an empty chair representing President Barack Obama, (video) which he later told the Washington Post, he regretted doing — calling it, “silly.”

In 2016, Eastwood endorsed Republican candidate Donald Trump for president.

Now he’s dipped his gnarled toes into another political pond, and registered as a Libertarian. He’s also announced that he’s endorsing far-left Democrat Michael Bloomberg in the 2020 presidential election. Apparently, Eastwood isn’t satisfied with the outstanding economy, judicial appointments and historically highest employment numbers. Place your cursor over any of the Promises Kept “Accomplishments” categories and press the arrow for each overview.

“The best thing we could do is just get Mike Bloomberg in there,” Eastwood said. Regarding his switch from Trump to Bloomberg Eastwood said, “he wishes that President Trump would act “in a more genteel way….”

Like Eastwood’s latest political heartthrob Mike Bloomberg? Watch as fellow Democrat contender Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren —  who has also been exposed telling numerous lieseviscerates him. 


Socialist Sander’s NV win ignored by leftist AZ paper

February 23, 2020

War of the “F” words: “free” is more compelling than “facts”

What could be the reason Arizona’s leftwing, Hillary-endorsing, Trump-hating newspaper’s ignored the Nevada caucus results? It opted instead to run a front page report on water not keeping up with growth in the state.

Bernie Sanders,78, an avowed Socialist, who recently suffered a serious heart attack, requiring two stents in his blocked coronary artery, won the Nevada Democrat caucus. His victory is being attributed to younger voters and Hispanics, who turned out in record numbers lured by promises of “free” government provided health care and making public colleges and universities tuition and debt free. He targeted Hispanic communities — which now make up nearly a quarter of the state — with Spanish language advertising.

Socialism has taken over the Democrat Party, due to the fact that schools no longer teach about its destructive impact, or that it is the leading man-made cause of death and misery in human existence.

Lee Edwards, Ph.D. writing for the Heritage Foundation, explains,THESE Are the Most Telling Failures of Socialism.” Take 4-minutes to read this outstanding commentary. Read it to or send it to your children and grandchildren.

They aren’t being exposed to these truths in public schools whose teachers are overwhelmingly radical union members supporting Democrats.*

 

* H/T Center for Responsive Politics


AZ Gov. Ducey allows Mexican official to determine legal policy

February 22, 2020

Arizona citizens lose their vote in this duplicitous stunt

Friday’s SRAZ’s post,Slickster AZ Gov. Ducey halts sanctuary city ban,” generated a great deal of interest. But the follow-up will set your hair on fire.

One day later a report in the failing Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) shines a bright light on Ducey’s deceptive backtracking on SCR 1007, a two sentence proposition he previously asked House and Senate leaders to move forward. The logical proposal, enshrined as a constitutional amendment disallowed any county, city or town of this state to limit or restrict enforcement of state or federal immigration laws. A ballot measure, the intent was to put it to a vote of the citizens of Arizona.

Gov. Ducey doesn’t trust us with that task, though he allows our tax dollars to pay for countless benefits directed to illegal invaders, including but not limited to, health care, housing, food assistance, education — including in-state tuition at the state’s colleges and universities. The criminal justice system is reeling under the weight of criminality.

The following is a brief excerpt from the newspaper’s coverage:

Jesus Seade Kuri, Mexico’s undersecretary for North America, said Friday he was pleased that Gov. Doug Ducey had decided to back off from his attempt to cement a sanctuary city ban in the Arizona Constitution.

Seade Kuri said he met with Ducey hours before the Governor’s Office announced late Thursday the effort was dead. Seade Kuri said he reminded Ducey and state lawmakers of the “importance of migrants to the development of Arizona…”

“We spoke of the closeness of the relationship and if that helped to move things in the right direction, I am very pleased.”

The newspaper’s offensive ethnicity-based reporting standard remains in place, ensuring the report was written by Daniel Gonzalez. Someone named Sean O’Grady would never be given this assignment. O’Grady would be relegated to writing about the deadly potato famine of the mid-1800s or the Irish Riverdance troupe.

Saturday morning’s multi-pronged coverage could best be described as deliriously ecstatic.  The front page headline screams, “GOP effort to prohibit sanctuary cities dead.” Columnist Laurie Roberts, formerly relegated to sob stories, now promoted to leftist disseminator of political distortions, has a column headlined, “Ducey drops sanctuary bill to avoid disaster.” She concludes her irrationally biased column with these words:

“For six weeks now, we’ve been told it was necessary to put a sanctuary city ban into the constitution in order to make it voter protected and beyond the ability of a future Legislature to repeal. Now suddenly … after seeing the impassioned response from Latinos (and perhaps remembering the fallout from SB 1070?) … we no longer need to put a sanctuary city ban on the ballot? Oh yeah, Republicans are running scared.”

Another report in the same edition is titled, “Analysts: Ducey’s attempt to put ‘sanctuary cities’ ban in state constitution a miscalculation.”

Take time today to read,DHS Acting Secretary warns Democrat-backed New Way Forward Act would ‘gut the rule of law.’”

Knowledge is power.


Slickster AZ Gov. Ducey halts sanctuary city ban

February 21, 2020

Why would Republican Gov. Doug Ducey merit praise from the Hillary-endorsing, viciously-anti-Trump, open-border-supporting Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) newspaper? According to its account, Ducey has had second thoughts about legislation constitutionally banning sanctuary cities in the state of Arizona. This sensible legislation had been requested by the McCain protégé, who suddenly disdains any controls on the illegal invasion.

The newspaper confirmed that Ducey, in an after business hours action, engaged in a “joint decision” (arm twisting?) with legislative leaders to shut down the resolution he’d asked GOP lawmakers to carry in both the state House and Senate.

Don’t bother looking for any mention of this surreptitious double-cross on his office website with numerous pages devoted to Executive Orders and News Releases. There is no explanatory governor’s letter. There’s not a word touting his change of heart on what should not be a contentious issue.

This is the simple, single sentence amendment, SCR 1007, intended to put the issue to a vote of Arizona’s citizens. Ducey, now serving his final term, doesn’t trust us. When those the newspaper describes as “migrant rights advocates” refer to anything that demands adherence to the law by their reliable pejorative “racist,” Ducey tucks his tail between his legs, develops amnesia, loses courage and surrenders.

Juxtapose Ducey’s bizarre decision against the fact that he stood on the stage beside President Trump at the colossal “Keep America Great” Phoenix rally and accepted the president’s accolades regarding securing the border.

Unlike the rest of us, the elitist Ducey’s don’t have to worry about locking their doors at night. They just sold their Paradise Valley mansion in a gated community abutting the Paradise Valley Country Club and golf course for a discounted $8,150,000. But even in their opulent surroundings the rule of law should still be relevant. Previously an ice cream tycoon, as governor, Ducey signs bills into law.

Doug McDucey’s current term ends on January 1, 2023. It will be intriguing to hear what his future plans entail. Our bet is a high level appointment where he won’t have to face the citizen voters he conveniently dismisses.


Pres. Trump ignites enthusiastic Phoenix crowd

February 20, 2020

Reiterates his unequivocal endorsement of Sen. Martha McSally

President Donald Trump swooped in to the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix Wednesday evening to thunderous applause and cheers after speaking earlier in Nevada and California, with a return trip to Las Vegas that same might, where the Democrat debate was an internecine bloodbath — and in advance of Saturday’s Democrat caucus. Rather than being weary from the travel and speeches, he was energized, and that energy ignited the massive crowd inside and the overfill throng of thousands outside the Phoenix arena, some waiting for two days to ensure access to hear President Trump. The coliseum has a seating capacity of nearly 15,000.

He fittingly assessed the party of his strange lot of Democrat opponents, by calling it out as, “The party of high taxes, high crime, open borders, late-term abortion, socialism, blatant corruption, and the total destruction of your Second Amendment.” He contrasted the Republican Party as, “The party of the American worker, the American family, and the American dream!” 

Opening for President Trump were Donald Trump, Jr. and attorney and political analyst Kimberly Guilfoyle, who addressed the eager crowd. He was introduced by AZ GOP chairman Dr. Kelly Ward. When the president took to the stage, the coliseum rocked with roaring appreciation. Pres. Trump recounted some of his accomplishments, such as appointing a record 218 federal judges and nominating two new justices to the U.S. Supreme Court, and the continued construction of the border wall to appreciative cheers as he referred to the strong economy American have enjoyed and the historically highest employment figures.

Joining him at the onset of the event were Gov. Doug Ducey and Arizona’s Republican U.S. Senator Martha McSally. He also introduced the GOP Congressional Delegation of U.S. Reps. Paul Gosar, (CD4); Andy Biggs, (CD 5); David Schweikert, (CD 6); and Debbie Lesko, (CD 8) who spoke to the crowd and named standout AZ state legislators, who joined him on stage.  Former sheriff Joe Arpaio, running for reelection, was greeted by thunderous cheers and applause as he made his way to his front row seat. The president warmly acknowledged our military including a 100-year-old World War II navy veteran, Ervin Julian, who had to be carried into the coliseum, so great was his desire to be on hand to greet President Trump.

Trump repeated, in the clearest of terms, his support for Sen. Martha McSally, saying, Martha McSally has my “complete and total support, and has my endorsement.”

Those words shoot holes through inexperienced and brash Daniel McCarthy’s contention that Trump’s endorsement of McSally was given prior to McCarthy entering the race. McCarthy uses the theme,Demand Daniel,” (interview video) though those who are making that demand must be so far down the rabbit’s hole they are impossible to hear.

President Trump closed his remarks by declaring, “Ladies and gentlemen of Arizona, the best is yet to come!” It’s a cinch to believe his second term will prove his prediction to be flawless.