Taking down Trump: Like father, like daughter – it’s in their McBlood

January 11, 2017

Report regarding John McCain being responsible for passing the intending to damage, falsified dossier on Trump to the FBI was relegated to the back page of the McCain endorsing Arizona Republic

Meghan McCain, who like her father John, declared she would not vote for Donald Trump, is now attempting to make him a one-termer days before he’s even inaugurated as President of the United States. She picks up her tactics from the dear, old dad.

Referring to left-wing Hillary supporter Meryl Streep’s wasted opportunity to thank her peers for the honor of bestowing the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award at the Golden Globes, she used her allotted time to blast Donald Trump. Previously, on July 26, 2016, Streep endorsed Clinton at the Democrat’s National Convention.

Vacuous Meghan’s twitter response: “This Meryl Streep speech is why Trump won. And if people in Hollywood don’t start recognizing why and how – you will help him get re-elected.”

Meanwhile her dad, who resides in a luxury penthouse, fully staffed with 24-hour guard gate, doorman, concierge, valet parking, plus a rooftop swimming pool, gymnasium, sauna, dog walk, conference and club rooms has been but a short distance from the VA debacle resulting in countless deaths from overly long wait times.

The scandal-plagued Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center is about 4 miles from McCain’s 7,000 sq. ft. penthouse condo. For a blowhard like John McCain, that’s spitting distance from his mountain-view balcony. For all of his lip service regarding being an advocate for veterans, the problems continue.

In fact of the 146 VA medical centers across the United States, Phoenix gets the worst rating.  Hospitals run by the VA are graded on a 5-point “star rating” system. Up until now, those grades have been hidden from the public.

As noted in this Dec. 2016 post, “Phx VA hospital scandal occurred under McCain’s nose,” the self-proclaimed veteran’s pal, John McCain has never ventured onto the hospital complex demanding answers from administrators. 

McCain would rather showboat at senate hearings delving into Russian cyber threats to our national security, as he implies that our elections might have been hijacked. That’s already been discredited by James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence. What was exposed was the embarrassing communications between high-ranking members of Hillary Clinton’s staff and the media.

 The Guardian, a prominent U.K. newspaper now reports that John McCain passed documents to FBI director, James Comey, last month alleging secret contacts between the Trump campaign and Moscow and that Russian intelligence had personally compromising material on the president-elect himself. The documents are said to be “unverified “and potentially “unverifiable.” BuzzFeed, which provides a link to the documents notes the report contains errors.

In his 80’s John McCain ran for reelection to another 6-year term as though his life depended on it. He was not above accusing his able opponent, a physician and conservative two term state senator, of aiding ISIS, though he knew that was a complete fabrication. The question to ask is why?


Silliness Trying To Trump Common Sense

January 6, 2017

Much longer than our usual posts, this guest commentary is being given space due to the relevancy of the issues presented here prior to our Republican Maricopa County and state statutory organizational meetings coming up later this month. We hope all elected precinct committeemen and state committeemen are alert to the slick attempts by AZ GOP Chair Robert Graham to deliver the party to the Republicrat syndicate led by McCain and Flake. Jim O’Connor is the conservative choice for state chairman. We’ve been in the wilderness long enough.

How many mail angels can dance on the head of the word “mail” in a statute involving giving notice of a meeting of a purely private political organization?  An anonymous writer at Sonoran Alliance posted a silly article.  It contains some choice SILLINESS.

But, before getting to that, I saw reported on the MCRC Briefs a nice summation of the “mail” issue in the context of the Solicitor General’s “informal opinion”

Attorney Ted Naeckel Responds To AG Opinion: I saw the “opinion” from Bronovich. He clearly acknowledges that his “opinion” is hasty and not well researched. The only authority for USPS mail that he sites only is in the   rules of court and rules of civil procedure for serving documents another party and is inapplicable in terms of a call letter to PC’s because court procedure is a specialized circumstance and the sole purview of the courts.   It has no binding application to “normal” areas of the law.  The definitions section of the Arizona Revised Statutes does not define “mail” as being only Snail mail.  Nor does Title 16, which deals expressly with the political structure set up by the state, define “mail.”  Further, depending on the dictionary, I can find the term “mail” to include e-mail. Because the definition of “mail” is not established anywhere other than the court rules of civil procedure, e-mail is not precluded under title 16. With the new “e-filing” system, everything but the initial service of a complaint is done by e-mail now. And, the initial service can also be done by the agreement of the parties.Back to the silliness contained in the silly anonymous article at Sonoran Alliance:

“Just issued, a legal opinion by the Arizona Solicitor General office of the Arizona Attorney General, resolves a dispute regarding notification in Republican Party elections.”

“In the opinion posted by Attorney General Mark Brnovich, Solicitor General Draye

clarifies and establishes the correct definition of “by mail” . . . .”

“Given this official legal opinion, the Maricopa County Republican Party Bylaws are out of compliance with the law.”

“The Solicitor General’s opinion affirms AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham’s assertion was correct, that districts such as LD23 that improperly noticed their precinct committeemen by email, were in violation of party bylaws and state statute all along.”

“With the State Republican Party Meeting and Election rapidly approaching, there is not enough time now for a ‘do-over’ election leaving LD23’s illegally elected state committeemen potentially ineligible to vote.”

Um, no.  These statements are all non sequiturs – inferences that do not follow from the premises.  When a non sequitur is stated by someone who knows it is an inference that does not follow from the premises, then the non sequitur may be called something else:  a lie.

Saying something that is not based on fact and untrue over and over and over does not make it so.

Who is this person who writes such unsupported assertions?  He remains anonymous.  Turnabout is fair play.  So shall I.

“Resolves a dispute?” What dispute?  Between whom?  In what court of competent jurisdiction?  Blank out.

“Illegally?” What are criminal penalties?  Under what statute?  And who has jurisdiction to rule on the “illegality” and impose criminal penalties?  Blank out.

“The opinion issued by Dominic Draye to incoming Speaker of the House JD Mesnard, settles the legal question of whether or not precinct committeemen were properly noticed regarding the upcoming Maricopa County Republican Party election and ultimately the election of State Committeemen in LD23 including an announced candidate for State Party Chairman.”  Again, a non sequitur.  Or lie, depending upon the intention of the writer.

“Settles the legal question of whether or not [sic] . . . .”  Really?

This is what an “advisory opinion” of the Arizona Attorney General constitutes:

From the 2016 archive page of the AG’s web site explaining what force and effect AG opinions have (and, mind, you this “informal opinion” that concludes “notice by email appears insufficient” is not signed by Brnovich, and has no signature by the alleged signatory, the Solicitor General, and is based on a single federal court decision interpreting a statute, an Arizona Rule of Civil Procedure in a completely different context involving legal rights of parties involved in litigation.  The other analogies are based on, again, court rules involving legal rights in the context of protective orders, civil appellate rules, another rule of civil procedure, and a rule in the Code of Judicial Admin.; in the situation involving the notice of a meeting “by mail” by a political party, we are talking about how a private organization that can have no mandatory dues for precinct committeemen (because they are all elected volunteers and mandatory dues would potentially disenfranchise the voters in the precinct who elected the PC(s)) gives a notice of a private meeting of a private organization, a political party meeting, for which the PC is under no legal compulsion to attend:

The following opinions were issued from 1999 to the present time. The first two digits of each opinion indicate the year it was issued (I99 indicates it was issued in 1999), and the next three digits sequentially number the order in which the opinions were issued. For example, I99-003 would be the third opinion issued in 1999. The number in parentheses (R98-025) references the request for an opinion file number. Opinions of the Attorney General are advisory, and do not have the same effect as decisions of a court of law.

https://www.azag.gov/ag-opinions (Click on the link to the 2016 archived opinions if you do not see this at this link.)

NOTE THAT THE REAL QUESTION IS AVOIDED.   

The real question is:  If the notice requirement of A.R.S. Section 16-824 B. was not met (for whatever reason), and the elected precinct committeemen of a county committee nevertheless appear for their statutory organizational meeting, and are credentialed, who, if anyone, has the right to declare the meeting invalid?

Some party “leaders” stamp their feet and pronounce that a non-snail mail notice somehow makes the meeting invalid.

SAYS WHAT STATUTE?  They can provide none.  Because no statute says so.

Who has authority to determine the meeting to be invalid?  No court or state chairman has any authority to prevent the members of the county committee from conducting their meeting.  The meeting “belongs to” the members of the county committee, not to any law court’ and not to the political party’s state chairman.

The precinct committeemen who show up on January 14 to be credentialed can be credentialed whether they received an email notice, a snail mail notice, or no notice at all.  Having received a snail mail or other notice is not a prerequisite for being credentialed.  If a snail mail notice got “lost in the mail,” and the PC never received it, does that mean he can’t be credentialed?  No.  The PCs who show up on January 14 will be credentialed and conduct the meeting, as they see fit, as no statute gives any court or anyone else any power or jurisdiction to “intervene” and prevent the meeting of the private, voluntary organization from taking place.

As a wise man once wrote, the power to resolve any question any political party committee might need to resolve resides entirely with the members of the party committee itself.  Political parties and their state, county, and legislative district committees are private associations of volunteer individuals. Giving government any role in determining rights in any private association, especially a political party, would be entirely inappropriate and likely unconstitutional.  Political party committees, being wholly private, voluntary associations of volunteer members, have the right and power to adjudicate disputes over the affairs of the committees.

The precinct committeemen members of the political parties have no constitutional, civil, or statutory right to be a precinct committeeman – they can only become an elected precinct committeeman if enough of the registered voters of their political party in their precinct elect them (or, as in the overwhelming majority of cases, the number of candidates in their precinct is equal to or less than quota of slots for their precinct and they win by default).  Likewise, elected precinct committeemen are not public officials – they have been elected by the voters in their respective precincts (or have won by default) to represent them in a purely private organization – a political party.  No statute compels precinct committeemen to do anything; they cannot be compelled to participate at all in the meetings of their legislative district committee or their county committee unless they volunteer to do so.  For example, the chairman of the state committee cannot order any other elected member of the party to do anything, as all members are volunteers.

Some people have trouble grasping these fundamental concepts and facts relating to our private political parties.  None are difficult to learn and know.  Perhaps the stumbling block is most never had Basic American Civics in middle school or have never taken the time to read and study the statutes relating to political parties and the bylaws of the state committee and county committee.

POLITICAL POWER FLOWS FROM THE VOTER TO THE PRECINCT COMMITTEEMEN ON “UP” TO THE STATE CHAIRMAN; THE STATE CHAIRMAN DOES NOT HAVE THE POWER TO CHOOSE THE ELECTORS

The political representation flows from the voters to the precinct committeemen (who directly elect their legislative district committee officers and county committee officers and state committeemen) and to the state committee, who represent the precinct committeemen and elect the state committee officers.  We currently have a state chairman who appears to want to bluff his way into HIM electing the state committeemen electors.

Once the precinct committeemen are elected in Maricopa County, they come together at an organizational meeting to form the new county committee.  A simple notice of the meeting needs to be sent out “by mail” by the county chairman, and the Maricopa County Republican Committee (“MCRC”) Bylaws define the undefined-in-the-statute word “mail” as email or postal service mail.  Perfectly reasonable. From the Republican National Committee’s “autopsy” report which over and over recognized the need for the Republican Party to leverage digital technology to make its operations more efficient:

Campaigns and Elections magazine reported that an “active email list is a gift that keeps on giving.” We agree. Email continues to generate significant revenues and, importantly, can provide hard dollars in the fall when the major donors are maxed out. State parties and campaigns must invest in the data to continue to grow their working email lists and harvest them for fundraising and political benefit. It is worth noting that in 2012 email raised more than twice the percentage of total funds it raised in 2008.

Google it.  So now we have a county chairman who wants to use email to more efficiently (in terms of money, in terms of time, and in terms of sweat equity) send out a simple notice about the date, time, and location of a meeting – which many, many legislative district chairmen welcomed along with many, many precinct committeemen, because of the savings in time and money, yet some adamantly pronounce:  “If I don’t get my snail mail, the meeting is ‘invalid’ and ‘null and void!’”  Or something.

Again, we are talking about the notice of a meeting at which the only business to be conducted is the election of five officers and any other possible business, such as amending of the county committee’s bylaws or resolutions proposed by the members.  The procedures for accomplishing these things are covered in the MCRC bylaws.

The precinct committeemen wear another hat, that of member of the county committee.  Later, by statute, they are to be given ten day notice by the chairman of that meeting.  “By mail.”  Which can be email.  Per the statute and the bylaws.  Again, we are talking about a mere notice of a meeting telling the precinct committeemen the date, the time, and the location of a meeting.  That’s it.

What if, somehow, the ten-day notice is not given.  Are there any penalties for anyone?  No.  Search the statutes – none will be found.  Why?  Because precinct committeemen and the officers they elect ARE NOT PUBLIC OFFICIALS.  They are volunteers who happened to be elected first as precinct committeemen and then, perhaps, as a committee chairman or other officer.  The courts have NO jurisdiction over the internal workings of the political parties because no civil or constitutional rights are involved.  The organizational meetings are governed by statute only insofar as the windows of time for them are stated and the notice requirements are set forth.  But, even if a deadline were to be blown, the meeting can still take place and late notice can be given – and if a precinct committeeman thinks otherwise, and decides not to attend, and complain about late notice, so be it.  Because it would take a majority vote of all the PCs present to make that decision.  And why would they invalidate their own meeting?  So they could force themselves to come back some other Saturday and have the county committee, which runs on donations, not mandatory dues, spend money a second time for a second meeting?

Let’s see if that happens on January 14.  And let’s see what happens on January 28. 

The anonymous non sequitur-writer provides this legal advice for the state chairman and the readers:

“The legal remedy is for Chairman Graham to disregard the illegally called meeting results, seat an appointed contingent of committeemen from LD23, and hold the State Meeting according to statute and bylaw.”

BY WHAT AUTHORITY?  UNDER WHAT STATUTE OR STATUTES? PER WHAT BYLAW OR BYLAWS?

Blank out.  The reader is left to wonder.  Perhaps no statutes or bylaws are stated, and no explanation of this “legal remedy” is given because none exist.

Precinct committeemen and only precinct committeemen in a precinct have the power to elect a captain.  If they choose not to do so, the legislative district (“LD”) chairman is required by the MCRC Bylaws to appoint one.  How many of the LD committee chairmen in Maricopa County have complied with the MCRC Bylaws to ensure the election of precinct captains at their organizational meetings, or, if the precinct committeeman have failed to elect a captain, have appointed one?  As far as I know, zilch.

The county bylaws require the district chairs and all PCs to cooperate with the county chair and to help reach the goals of the county committee.  Instead, some choose to be thorns in the sides of the volunteers who are trying their best to bring the county committee and its members, the PCs, from a pen, paper and phone world into a world of email and databases that has been used by every other type of organization for going on almost three decades.  But it’s so much more fun demanding, “I want my snail mail letter, damn it.  Because, ‘mail.’  Or something.”

Gee, it’s almost as if the state chairman and others DO NOT WANT precinct committeemen to use digital technology to communicate with one another.  I recall our current state chairman promising when he ran for state chairman, and then ran for reelection for state chairman, to provide a digital tool to all of the state’s precinct committeemen so that every precinct committeeman in the state could communicate digitally with every other precinct committeeman to accomplish the goals of the Republican Party:  to effectively and efficiently get out the vote for the best Republican candidates in the all-important, traditionally-very-low-turnout primary elections and then again in the general elections for the winners of the primary.  Four years later?  Still waiting.

The Democrats have been doing this with their Voter Activation Network software, which is the original, Democrat, version of rVotes, for about eight years.  What software do we, as Republicans, have, provided by the RNC and the state party, that allows each precinct committeeman to communicate and organize GOTV efforts like this with their fellow precinct committeemen?  Zilch.

The precinct committeemen in each legislative district nominate state committeemen, who are then deemed elected by the county chairman.  ONLY the precinct committeemen can select these state committeemen.  A legislative district committee organizational meeting at which the elected PCs in attendance, by majority, approve of the conduct of the meeting, cannot be undone or “invalidated” by a county chairman or a state chairman or anyone else.  Despite what some huffing and puffing state committee or county committee “leader” might say.

The precinct committeemen elect their state committeemen, who in turn elect the state officers, including the state chairman.  The state chairman has NO authority for picking and choosing which state committeemen were “properly” elected.  ONLY the precinct committeemen may do that.

Some in our Party try to get away with, and often succeed in getting away with, a lot of I-am-making-up-the-rules-as-I-see-fit usurpations through bluff and bluster mostly because too many of the county chairmen and legislative district chairmen and precinct committeemen have failed to spend the time and expend the effort to learn and be fully aware of who can do what per the statutes and the bylaws, whether it’s the state bylaws or the county bylaws.

The funniest part of the anonymous author’s article arrives in the last paragraph, where he states:

“Party activists and officials must be aware of these important bylaws and statutes especially when they conduct the process of elections and seek higher leadership. Pushing a personal agenda by skirting the rules or making them up as you go is the not the upholding manner in which GOP leaders should conduct themselves.”

Was the writer deliberately stating such ironic hypocrisy?

TOO FUNNY. ;-)

Some background on all the silliness.


What’s going on with the AZ GOP?

January 3, 2017

It’s time to take back the AZ Republican Party

Frosty Taylor, editor & publisher of Republican Briefs, is a reliable conservative source who has unfailingly gotten essential information out to Maricopa County Republican activists. A former newspaper reporter, her commitment to integrity was honed when that was a career goal of people once known as journalists.

Monday’s Jan. 2, 2017 Briefs is loaded with crucial facts regarding the Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC) Statutory Organizational Meeting to be held Jan 14, 2017 at El Zaribah Shriner’s Auditorium, 552 N 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85008. The state GOP Statutory meeting (time and location not yet announced) will follow the Maricopa County meeting on Jan. 28. There are three candidates for AZ GOP Chairman: Briefs has sent identical questions to each of the candidates and will print their responses each day. Jonathan Lines, Frank Thorwald and Jim O’Connor’s replies are available under the Briefs link.

Candidates running for AZ GOP office and Maricopa County Republican Committee office during the January 2017 Mandatory meetings have been asked to submit their bios and positions to help PCs get acquainted with them and their views.

Worthy of note are the shenanigans current State Chairman Robert Graham has been engaging in. SRAZ has written about his deception on numerous occasions. Here is but one example. He is not only establishment, but self-serving and obviously angry that his aspirations to head the Republican National Committee have evaporated before his eyes. Opposing Donald Trump, he takes his marching orders from the McCain/Flake cabal, who both opposed Trump. Additionally, Graham was well aware and likely even complicit in the most recent McCain orchestrated ousting of conservative, elected precinct committeemen.

This upper echelon party effort to systematically remove conservatives from the Arizona party ranks previously made the national news. In 2012, former Sen. Jon Kyl also engaged in these despicable actions against dedicated PCs. 

Be sure to check out  the Jan. 1, 2017 cartoon published by The Arizona Daily Independent, depicting how the Republican Establishment continues to wage war on the party Grassroots, as the GOP syndicate lines up against Jim O’Connor.  The conclusion drawn is, “that means he must be good….”  He is.  Of the three on the list, O’Connor is the one to support.

MCRC candidates announced for the Jan 14 Mandatory meeting election of officers, according to MCRC Nominating Committee Chairman Raymond Jones:

Chairman: Chris Herring and Tristan Manos 

1st Vice Chairman:  Aaron Flannery 

2nd Vice Chairman:  Yvonne Cahill 

Secretary: Cindy Casaus

Treasurer:  Wesley W. Harris 


Another McMoney train needs help pulling out of station

December 22, 2016

Stripper Gypsy Rose Lee was known to have learned early on in her burlesque career that, “You gotta have a gimmick.”  John McCain obviously takes that advice seriously.

The octogenarian who was just reelected to another 6-year term last month is already trying to fill his coffers with another “gimmick.” 

McCain has learned well from his money-making machine friend Hillary Clinton, whom he has described as a “rock star.” Besides his McCain Foundation and the McCain Institute, there is the “Country First PAC” that needs cash infusions, too — ostensibly to elect conservatives. If you believe that, naiveté has trumped your better judgment.

Still McCain would be the first to tell us, he can’t do it alone.  He needs you to pitch in and fork over your fair share, though he knows it won’t be on the same level as the $1 million his Institute received from the government of Saudi Arabia.

Too much is never enough for John McCain. And electing conservatives is definitely not on his agenda.  In fact, even at the local precinct level in his home state, through his operatives, he has worked tirelessly to purge them from the party ranks after he was embarrassingly censured by Republican elected state committeemen in 2014. Former Sen. Jon Kyl engaged in the same purging shenanigans in 2012.

The only way these obsessive antics will end is by ridding ourselves of the source.  You’ll have the opportunity when amnesty proponent Jeff (Mc) Flake comes up for reelection in 2018. 


Fall of NY Times evidence newspapers’ slow death quickening pace

December 18, 2016

NY Times cites a need to generate revenue and cut costs 

The New York Times reports to its staff that it has lain down and is fighting a losing battle with rigor mortis. The newspaper will vacate at least eight floors in its building, allowing it to “generate significant rental income” because it is “frankly, too expensive to occupy this many floors when we don’t truly need them.”

“We’ve made the decision to consolidate our footprint across the building to create a more dynamic, modern and open workplace, one that is better suited to the moment,” Publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. and President and CEO Mark Thompson wrote in a letter to their employees Friday. “We’re planning significant investments in a redesign of our existing space in order to facilitate more cross-departmental collaboration. We expect a substantial financial benefit as well. All told, we will vacate at least eight floors, allowing us to generate significant rental income.’

 ZeroHedge has the complete letter. You can smell the sweat of desperation in the Dear Colleagues letter — signed informally, Arthur and Mark — which promises more details soon.

 How long before Arizona’s largest newspaper alternately referred to as the Arizona Repugnant or Daily Regurgitation follows suit and folds its tent?  In Saturday’s edition, as an example, the exact same story, headline and photo appeared in two separate sections of the daily newspaper. Admittedly, the demographic for a hard copy edition thrown in the driveway, is the over 65 crowd, but even they know an insult when  they see it, whether it’s duplicate articles in the same edition or the reckless endorsement of scandal-plagued Hillary Clinton for President, the latter of which resulted in an explosion of subscription cancellations.

This Real Clear Politics post-election analysis by Jeffrey Anderson, Trump Won on the Issues, includes an examination the Arizona vote. Trump, whose campaign focused on jobs and illegal immigration, touched a nerve the Hillary endorsing newspapers across the country, sorely misjudged. Trump’s unprecedented win as a political outsider, also exposed the irrelevancy of endorsing newspapers.

In a last-ditch effort to stay alive, the Arizona Republic repeatedly implores its remaining readers to “Go deeper with digital.” With readership in decline and hemorrhaging subscriptions, the left-wing newspaper, pushing its dual agenda of amnesty for illegal aliens and force-feeding homosexual issues, reaps no benefit from paying for newsprint, ink or delivery while struggling to keep the lights on. Massive layoffs and incentivizing early retirements for longtime employees haven’t helped keep it off life support.

Still, the newspaper would rather fall on its sword insulting its readers than take a right turn to stay alive. When it comes to the newspaper industry, such martyrdom is simply another affront.


Obama’s 2016 final presser so filled with BS, reporter faints

December 17, 2016

In the self aggrandizing style Americans have come to know so well, Barack Obama tried to sell us the falsehood that he is leaving behind a more prosperous and safer country than the one he inherited. Apparently the almost out-the-door president forgot about San Bernardino, Orlando, the Boston Marathon, Fort Hood and other radical Islamic inspired carnage. He’s a busy man after all.  So many golf courses, so little time. Still blaming George W. Bush after eight long years in the White House, he claimed, “Almost every country on Earth sees America as stronger and more respected today than it was eight years ago.” His bowing to foreign heads of state, despots and tyrants must have worked.

Counting as positives, issues most Americans view as costly blunders or outright failures, Obama touted lower unemployment numbers, reflecting Labor Secretary Tom Perez’ new smoke and mirrors calculating practices, which no longer count those who want to work but are unable to find employment. They are now booted off the list after four weeks.

In citing a tripling of the stock market, Obama neglected to attribute the rise corresponding to the election of Donald Trump, whose message of bringing jobs back to the U.S., resonates with the American people, giving them renewed hope. Obama claimed 20 million more Americans are now covered since he force fed them ObamaCare “affordable health care” coverage — based on continually repeated lies and with unaffordable premiums. Here in Arizona the costs are set to escalate 116%.

On the issue of foreign policy, Obama actually said he “de-escalated” the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan” and has forged new relationships with Iran and Cuba. Forging relationships with brutal dictators committed to terrorism and the annihilation of Israel is his curious description of paying the brutal Iranian regime off with $150 billion, allowing them nuclear capabilities and lying about doing so.  To this day, Obama refuses to utter the words “Islamic terrorism.” Cuba? Ninety miles off the coast of Florida, Cuba is still under the oppressive thumb of Communism, but Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, a Castrophile,  was all too happy to accompany Obama to the island nation and plant a big wet smooch on Raul Castro‘s red derrière.

Of course, Obama mentioned his climate deal to combat what he calls “man-made climate change,” and numerous scientists discount as a cyclical phenomena, primarily caused by natural process. America would have to make major and costly concessions while countries such as China and India, called “emerging nations,” have no stringent markers to meet.

Obama restated his belief that the Russians were responsible for the hacks into Democrat Party emails but said they did not affect voting machines or the election outcome. “This was not some elaborate, complicated espionage scheme,” he said, though he berated the media for its thorough coverage of Clinton campaign manager John Podesta’s embarrassing emails.

He called the unexpected Trump victory and Hillary’s crushing defeat, “a fascinating election.”

Obama praised Labor Secretary Tom Perez, who is running for chairman of the Democrat National Committee. “He is tireless; he is wicked smart,” Obama said. “Wicked” is not normally regarded as a compliment, but Democrats view their world through a unique prism.  Arizonans remember Perez as the wicked one who targeted Sheriff Joe Arpaio for enforcing the law.

During Obama’s comments, a female reporter collapsed in a faint and his personal physician — just down the hall —- was called in to assist her. She regained consciousness as she was taken out of the room and able to breathe fresh air.

The news conference was the last one before the Obama family and entourage depart for its annual Hawaiian vacation. Unable to wish the American people a Merry Christmas, Barack Obama reverted to Hawaiian, bidding all a “Mele Kalikimaka.”

H/T Politico: The full transcript can be read here


Leftist lawyer:Jeff Flake must reject Jeff Sessions as U.S. AG

December 12, 2016

In a “My Turn” article published Thursday in the state‘s largest newspaper, attorney and “community leader” Daniel R. Ortega, Jr. opines on why Sen. Jeff Flake should pull his support of Sen. Jeff Sessions for United States Attorney General.

Ortega repeats stale and long discredited tales intended solely to portray the conservative Alabama senator as a racist, which has become the go-to position of the radical left when attempting to sully an opponent. Disagreeing on issues such as amnesty for illegals, which Ortega slyly refers to as “immigration reform,” or questioning birthright citizenship which has been abused and misinterpreted  to the point it no longer resembles its original intent, doesn’t make Sen. Sessions or anyone else an “extremist.”

As a slam aimed at Jeff Flake — and this site has lobbed numerous ones in his direction — Ortega attempts to put Flake in the same Donald Trump supporting “basket of deplorables” that desperate and scandal plagued presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke of before having to fold her political tent. Either Ortega is unaware that Flake refused to support the Republican nominee or simply doesn’t care, if the facts don’t play into his narrative.

Jeff Flake voted to confirm the blatant anti-white racist, terrorist supporting and anti-Semitic Loretta Lynch,* when she was appointed U.S. Attorney General by Barack Obama. Flake was prepared to confirm Obama’s Democrat selectee Merrick Garland to replace conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. 

John McCain, worried about his reelection to another 6-year term while in his 80’s, cast a nay vote on Lynch. Previously, Sens. Kyl and McCain both voted to confirm Eric Holder as U.S. A.G. Holder began his tenure insulting Americans who put Obama in the Oval Office with his “Nation of Cowards” speech, presided over the bungled Fast and Furious sting operation that placed thousands of weapons in the hands of violent Mexican drug cartels — resulting in the death of Arizona border patrol agent Brian Terry. Holder sued Arizona over SB 1070. He was the first Attorney General to ever be held in contempt of Congress.

Sen. Jeff Sessions is an honorable man who deserves confirmation. Daniel Ortega is hurling buckshot hoping something sticks, though he hypocritically remained silent when the nominee was hate monger Loretta Lynch. He should be ignored.

 

*H/T  Charles C. Johnson, Gotnews.com.

Johnson’s impressive résumé follows his fact-filled report on Loretta Lynch linked above.