McCain hosts Sedona shindig: Your invitation is in the mail

April 23, 2015

Well, not actually.

Although John McCain wants your money and your vote, he doesn’t want YOU. According to the website, “registration for this invitation-only, closed-press event is full.”

These are the high-profile folks you could have mingled with at the third annual weekend conference, if only you had made the cut. As you nose around the site, be sure to take a gander at the high dollar donor list, with categories ranging from “$100,000 and above” down to a paltry “$24,999 and under.” The McCain Presidential Campaign and Bloomberg Philanthropies are among the eye catchers, but San Francisco-based Democrat donors Lisa and Greg Wendt, should ring a bell or two. As FrontPage magazine reports, under the guise of the benign sounding “Arizona Grassroots Action PAC,” the longtime McCain contributors helped raise nearly $300,000 to oust elected conservative committeemen —- the backbone activists of the AZ GOP —- who voted in a stinging rebuke to censure McCain in 2014. Colorado businessman Gregory Maffei and the Wendt’s wrote the PAC’s largest checks.

 Leftist Democrats are integral to McCain’s programs. Last year, Hillary Clinton, who McCain has referred to as a “rock star,” was featured.  Past speakers besides Clinton, have included “Vice President Joe Biden, Actor/Director Ben Affleck, CEO’s from major corporations and Presidents, Prime Ministers, Foreign Ministers, experts and civil society leaders from around the world.” This year even Actress/Cougar Demi Moore who co-founded a group fighting sexual exploitation of children, will be in attendance.

While National Security is prominently featured on McCain’s Sedona Forum agenda, not a word is mentioned about border security or the fact that besides not having a clue who is entering our country, we are losing our national identity as reported Wednesday by the Washington Examiner. The newspaper points to recent U.S. Census figures that indicate a record 51 million immigrants in 8 years will account for 82% of U.S. growth. The Center for Immigration Studies analyzed the statistics and concluded that by 2023, one in seven U.S. residents will be an immigrant, rising to one in five by 2060 when the legal and illegal immigrant population is expected to total 78 million and minorities will be the majority.

Staring 80 in the eye, the egotistical and mean-spirited McCain is running for yet another six-year-term. We have a choice. Get onboard.


U.S. SC Justices’ bias void impartiality claims

April 22, 2015

Justices Ginsburg, Kagan have taken public stance in favor of same-sex marriage

Should U.S. Supreme Court justices who effectively endorsed same-sex marriage by officiating at such ceremonies be ruling on whether or not the Constitution grants states the right to ban them?

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg performed a same-sex marriage in Washington, D.C., in August 2013. Justice Elena Kagan officiated at a same-sex marriage for her former law clerk and his partner last September. 

Herbert Titus, a nationally recognized constitutional authority, is quoted as saying the two justices must have known at the time that it was almost inevitable for the issue to be put to the Supreme Court, “yet they went ahead and put their official imprimatur on same-sex marriage.” Titus said the likely response from the justices will be that they believe that they can be neutral on the issue of same-sex marriage.

“It tells you an awful lot about the culture,” he continued. “These people are immersed in the homosexual culture to the point they would step out of their role as a justice to officiate in a wedding that would put them in a position of lending their name and prestige to same-sex marriage when they had every good reason to believe the issue would be before the court.”

April 28 is the day the Supreme Court will hear arguments in an appeal from the Sixth Circuit regarding the constitutionality of state constitutional bans on same-sex marriage. A helpful guide intended for fledgling reporters covering the challenges can be read on the SCOTUS blog

The American Family Association (AFA) provides a way for citizens to tell their congressional representatives that both Ginsburg and Kagan need to recuse themselves from the case.

“U.S. Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Ruth Bader Ginsburg should recuse themselves from any cases involving the homosexual marriage issue on the basis that they have conducted same-sex marriage ceremonies,” the campaign letter states.

Joining AFA is the Coalition of African-American Pastors, (CAAP). It has also called upon the justices to recuse themselves, since each has revealed a pro-homosexual bias.

“A Justice of the Supreme Court is called on to avoid the appearance of bias—especially on a highly controversial and sensitive issue that is currently before the Court,” said Rev. William Owens, president and founder of CAAP. “And yet, both Justice Ginsburg and Justice Kagan have taken a public stance in favor of same-sex marriage, even going so far as to officiate at a same-sex wedding.”

“Not only is this a breach of ethics, but it calls into question the integrity of the Court and the supposed balance that the judicial branch is meant to provide in constitutional interpretation. It is beyond objectionable that no action has yet been taken to ensure that the case will be adjudicated fairly. And so it falls to us, the people, to take action. CAAP is launching a petition urging Justices Kagan and Ginsburg remove themselves from decision-making on this issue and prevent a crisis brought on by the taint of a biased judiciary.”


AZ Board of Regents: Double talk on tuition

April 21, 2015

In-state tuition for illegals another costly incentive for law breakers

The Arizona Board of Regents known for its propensity for ever-increasing tuition and fee hikes for state university students, is back to its old trickery.

On April 10, Regent Chairman Mark Killian, released this statement that included a condemnation of the “reality of $100 million in budget cuts that went far beyond expectations has made it considerably harder to balance university budgets. While we will focus on efficiency and realigning our strategic plan for long-term sustainability, these cuts have real impact on our students, and result in $1,000 less per student from the state. We must take into account the harsh reality of the magnitude of these cuts that may result in reductions in positions, programming and services as well as increased costs for students.”

The former Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives, familiar with budget realities, paints a grim picture.

So if money is tight and educational calamity lurks behind the ivied walls, why is providing in-state tuition to illegal alien students a front burner issue? The so-called Dreamers —- brought to the United States illegally by their illegal parents must be between the age of 15 and 31 and have come to the U.S. before the age of 16. Obviously, there is no way to substantiate such claims, which is why forged and counterfeit birth certificates constitute a big business.

In 2006, Arizona voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition 300, 71 to 29 percent. Among its provisions was the prohibition of those without proof of legal residency being classified as in-state students and receiving state and federal financial aid or in-state tuition.

This is the posted cost of attendance for all categories of ASU students.

Providing in-state tuition to illegals not only encourages more illegal immigration while enhancing our status as a magnet-state  —- it is fundamentally unfair to U.S. citizen out-of-state students. Such a policy also forces taxpayers to subsidize the education of illegal aliens while exposing the state to legitimate lawsuits on the part of out-of-state students required to pay the higher rates.

The Arizona Board of Regents is expected to release its final tuition and fee proposal for the 2015-2016 academic year on May 4, at 2 p.m.

ABOR is required by state statute to hold a public tuition hearing to provide notice of any proposed increased tuition or fees prior to setting rates for the upcoming academic year.


Octogenarian McCain tottering for reelection

April 8, 2015

It would be difficult to top Matt Drudge’s witty headline, “McCain to seek re-re-re-re-re-election,” but one small correction is needed. The senior senator allegedly representing Arizona is actually seeking his sixth term, meaning yet another “re” should be added.

McCain’s announcement speech was fittingly given before a gathering of pro-amnesty Chamber of Commerce enthusiasts lunching Tuesday at the posh Arizona Biltmore Resort. McCain was introduced by his sycophantic doppelganger Jeff Flake, whom McCain lavished with praise —- not for any accomplishments —- but for his supposed good looks. He got no, “Aw shucks, sir,” in response from the agreeing junior senator.

In his speech, McCain feigned concern about citizen frustration over a variety of issues, but specifically stated, “Arizonans are frustrated by the federal government’s chronic inability to secure our southern border.” After likening himself to Ronald Reagan, he mentions God and somberly declares his work isn’t finished.

You can’t beat that with a stick!

The fact is, John McCain has been a Washington, D.C. insider since 1982 when he was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1986. If he was effective and actually worked with the Republicans under whose banner he runs, instead of continually aisle-crossing to collude with the Democrats, the frustration levels would be far less profound.

Despite his pre-election rhetoric, the censured John McCain has never had any intention of providing actual border securityNeither has Jeff Flake. Immediately after the 2012 election, the duo were start-up members of the “Gang of Eight” teaming with a couple of other Republicrats and quartet of liberals attempting to legitimize throwing open America‘s doors to welcome illegal invaders. 

John McCain, unable to gracefully retire and filled with rage against the audacity of any challengers, will be 80 years old as he campaigns for another six-year term to undercut America.

We have a much better alternative. Meet state Sen. Kelli Ward.


Need more proof of McCain chokehold on AZGOP?

April 5, 2015

Robert Graham closing meeting to elected Precinct Committeemen, shutting down information flow

MCRC Republican Briefs is the daily go-to site for party activists and those who are interested in the real scoop. These two revealing items from the Saturday edition were provided by editor Frosty Taylor, a former reporter who pulls no punches and is known for her integrity.

Precinct Committeemen Having Been Asking About The upcoming AZGOP April 18 meeting since it is traditional for interested PCs to sit in on the meetings (as observers, cannot vote). There has been no public announcement of the April 18 AZGOP meeting, so I sent an e-mail to AZGOP Robert Graham last night reminding him that – when elected in 2013 he had assured me that Briefs would receive the announcements/agendas and was welcome to attend all state GOP meetings. (Normal procedure for the past decade of prior state chairmen). This morning, Graham responded “… This is a new cycle and I am changing things up a bit. This will be a closed meeting. Those in attendance will be the Executive Committee, AZGOP Staff and the LD Chairman. Thanks for your interest. Have a Happy Easter.”  So there you have straight from the horse’s mouth… It’s a closed meeting.  Hmm… wonder how that is going to set with interested grassroots State Committeemen and PCs???

There Is Also Growing PCs Chatter about the lack of movement by the AZGOP on the “closed primaries resolutions” that were passed at the January 2014 and 2015 statutory meeting. Many are of the opinion that the AZGOP is delaying action on ‘closed primaries’ because they believe Sen John McCain cannot win a closed primary election.  They wonder if this one of the items up for discussion at the mysterious April 18 ‘closed meeting’?

At the Arizona Republican Party Statutory Meeting in January of this year, Robert Graham showed himself to be in the pocket of the McEstablishment by slipping John McCain, Jeff Flake and a contingent of Vietnamese McCain supporters —-  waving flags of the country they were eager to leave —- to drown out the expected boos and jeers from the conservative majority crowd.  This Seeing Red AZ post Sens. McCain, Flake rate boo-vation at AZ GOP meeting, also includes a video documenting the reception.


Economic disaster hallmark of Obama regime

April 4, 2015

Although Americans have been treated to massaged unemployment numbers and Obama cheerily tells us the forecast is sunny, the most recent figures from his own labor department show 93,175,000 Americans are out of work. Record setting dismal figures are undeniable. Blacks and women have been hit especially hard. The 62.7 percent rate of Americans not in the labor force matches a 37-year low.

Earlier this year, even the left-of-center CNN had its fill. The network ran with this headline after Obama’s claim during his State of the Union address, “Obama says wages are growing. They’re not.”

In March just 126,000 new jobs were added, falling far short of the expected 245,000, and resulting in the worst report since December 2013.

And Obama’s answer to this economic disaster? Open the floodgates to illegals and import more foreign workers to compete with American citizens for ever fewer jobs.

Trusting anything Obama says is risky business. His glib claim that ISIS was a “JV team,” has been proven wrong with disastrous consequences. Just months ago, he pointed to Yemen as a “counterterrorism success story.” Now we read that bodies litter the streets and the president was evacuated as rebels seized the palace. Obama arrogantly puts the world in peril while working out a nuclear enrichment deal with Iran, a country whose leader led a chant of “Death to America” as the negotiations were underway.

Having a shallow, compulsive liar running the USA isn’t working. It’s time to put a conservative Republican in charge.


Gov. Ducey fearing AZ Ferguson throws police under bus

March 31, 2015

Fear of mob rule causes governor to veto protective measure

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey vetoed legislation Monday aimed at protecting police officers and their families from harassment or worse. Senate Bill 1445, was a reasonable piece of legislation designed to delay law enforcement agencies from releasing the names of officers involved in serious or fatal shootings for 60 days as the investigation into the case proceeded.

Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson was subjected to death threats and forced into hiding, ultimately resigning from the police force following his acquittal on charges relating to the shooting of Michael Brown. The small town became a hotbed of prolonged violent protests based on the “Hands up, don’t shoot” myth.

Critics of the delay, referred to the measure as “hiding” the officers identities, include the dynamic duo of the  Arizona Republic and the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona, which both sent letters to the governor requesting his veto of the measure. This is the editorial view from the hard-left New York Times, which also urged a veto.

Ducey complied, folding like a cheap suit.

The bill allowed the officer’s name to be released if he or she was arrested or formally charged, or gave consent. Supporters of the law contended it would protect officers without compromising the public’s right to know the facts of a case, noting that information about the officer, including any disciplinary record, would, in fact, be released.

The legislation enjoyed bi-partisan support, passing the House by a vote of 44 – 12 and the Senate 23 – 6.

Primary and co-sponsors of the bill can be viewed here. They deserve our thanks. Ducey? He needs to be reminded which side law enforcement is on. They put their lives on the line each and every day to protect the people of Arizona.

Including Doug Ducey.


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