Illegals or vets: Who gets McCain’s attention?

February 26, 2017

The plight of U. S. military vets who were enticed with cash bonuses to sign up for extra tours of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan a decade ago is making the news as the Pentagon is demanding the vets repay the enlistment bonuses. The enticement of $15,000 or more was given as an incentive when the military was struggling to fill its ranks.

Soldiers say the military is reneging on 10-year-old agreements and imposing severe financial hardship on veterans whose only mistake was to accept the bonuses.

In 2010, after reports surfaced of improper payments, a federal investigation found that thousands of bonuses and student loan payments were given to California Guard soldiers who did not qualify for them, or were approved despite paperwork errors.

Last October, the Los Angeles Times reported on the devastating impact on nearly 10,000 soldiers who have been ordered to repay the substantial enlistment bonuses, or be slapped with interest charges, wage garnishments and tax liens if they refuse.

Some high ranking Guard officers were charged and convicted after pleading guilty to filing false claims resulting in $ millions in payouts. But instead of forgiving the improper bonuses, the California Guard assigned 42 auditors to comb through paperwork for bonuses and other incentive payments given to the soldiers, a process that was finally completed last month. The National Guard Bureau, the Pentagon agency that oversees state Guard organizations,  has acknowledged that bonus overpayments occurred in every state at the height of the two wars. 

Arizona National Guard members were not immune to this debacle. This past Friday, the Arizona Republic reported on Ashley Christopher, 33, who finds her world turned upside down, after being forced to sell her home to try to repay the bonus she received.

Amnesty proponents John McCain and Jeff Flake are going to bat to help the so-called “DREAMers”  foreign nationals who are currently 35 years of age or younger and claim they were brought here before they were 16 years old by their parents who illegally invaded the United States. Verifying how many came as babes in arms or ably propelled themselves over the border last year at age 34 is impossible to substantiate. We need to call this farce what it is: Stealth Amnesty. It is also a liberal “dream” come true, lacking any means of verification while permanently swelling the ranks of the Democrat Party.

McCain chairs the Senate Armed Services committee. He should be directing his efforts toward American National Guard members who are being threatened by the Pentagon to repay reenlistment bonuses they signed up for in good faith.

John McCain’s abysmal record with veterans is well-known and recently evident during the Phoenix VA hospital scandals, which occurred right under his nose. Why does he choose to allow illegals to capture his attention?


AZ Republic shovels it for Flake, McCain

February 21, 2017

There it was blazing across Page One in bold type: “A Changing approach to town-hall events,” with the sub header  Amid Trump backlash, Republicans aim to avoid going viral. The oversized accompanying photo shows John McCain at a Scottsdale town hall meeting — in 2015.

The reporters who crafted this multi-page contrivance passing as news must regard their remaining readership as dolts suffering from amnesia.

McCain and Flake are not hiding from those who pay their salaries as a reaction to a “Trump backlash.”  They are doing what they have done before Trump’s name was ever mentioned in political circles — tightly controlling the interaction.

In the article, Flake claims he’s too busy to schedule town halls, but is described as leaning toward a telephone conference call — a device where participants can be screened.  McCain prefers to meet with employees of private businesses such as Raytheon who benefit from his position as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

We posted this exposé in Aug. 2013, when the duo held a restricted, so-called “Conversation on Immigration” in Flake’s hometown of Mesa, hoping for a more amiable audience. The actual intent of the “conversation” was to limit conversation. The announcement indicated that due to “limited seating” tickets will not available to the public. Instead, they invited concerned citizens to Twitter questions in advance and said they may be used during the mid-morning event, timed to keep taxpaying citizens with jobs at bay.

The newspaper is partially correct on one count. Frustrated citizens are lashing out, but it’s definitely not a “Trump backlash.” They are overwhelmingly Republicans, not Democrats, understandably furious at John McCain for his continual sabotaging of the Republican president who’s been in office exactly one month. Appearing on “Meet the Press” over the weekend, McCain compared Trump to a dictator. CNN, the Washington Post, and other left-of-center news outlets were all too happy to give full coverage to the still angry 2008 presidential loser.

Arizona Republicans are incensed that Jeff Flake not only refused to endorse the GOP presidential nominee, but actually sought out leftist networks on which to appear and announce he would not vote for Donald Trump. McCain, for his part, withdrew his flimsy endorsement and then said he would withhold his vote from now-President Trump.

Republicans and conservative activists expect such actions from Democrats. Their reasonable ire is directed at the two Hillary supporting, interchangeable Republicrat Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake conveniently masquerading as Republicans whenever  elections near. This 2011 disappointment in Flake expressed in an Arizona Republic editorial speaks volumes.

The senators know they are the target of Republican resentment. We know it and the newspaper’s reporters Dan Nowicki and Ronald Hansen, regardless of their attempts to configure the situation otherwise,  certainly know it.


McCain rips Pres. Trump at European conference

February 19, 2017

Intellihub’s Alex Thomas’ revealing report on the latest pathetic ramblings of Arizona Sen. John McCain pulls no punches from its socko headline through its final sentence.

The headline,Turncoat: John McCain is a globalist shill, uses speech to the elite to attack Trump,” refers to an embarrassing speech given by McCain at the Munich Security Conference in Germany on Friday. Thomas notes “the neocon and deep state puppet John McCain attacked the Trump “worldview” in a point by point argument now being hailed in the corporate controlled media.”

For substantiation, this link to the left-wing Washington Post is provided.  It falls over itself commending McCain for his insights in bullet points.

Undeniably, octogenarian McCain is still enraged that he will never be president. His ire is magnified by the fact that Donald Trump, who has never held public office, rode a wave of populism to the White House, connecting with men and women across America as no one has, flying in the face of all predictions.

Liberals are confounded. Educrats and their propagandized charges are sputtering and demonstrating. Hollywood is in disbelief. The rest of us are either smug n our knowledge that Trump would win or jubilant as we witness a president actually keep his campaign promises. Within a month of being inaugurated, President Trump has accomplished more than most of his predecessors have in four years.

No one has ever accused McCain of being bright, but over the decades, he’s managed to partner with slick liberals such as Ted Kennedy, Russ Feingold and more recently Chuck Schumer as well as Republicrats including Lindsey Graham, Marco Rubio and his obliging amnesty accomplice, Jeff Flake, allowing him to characterize himself as a “maverick” rather than an arrogant hothead who needs the spotlight as the rest of us require oxygen.

Arizona Republican activists, weary of his deceit and orchestrated efforts against them long to hear an Arizona politician of prominence speak out forcefully against McCain’s numerous betrayals, but they disappointingly remain silent, most likely fearful of reprisals. They’re making a mistake as they face midterm elections and angry crowds. 

Pres. Trump is connecting directly with the people.  Saturday over 9,000 showed up listen to him discuss his first month’s accomplishments at the AeroMod International hangar in Melbourne, Florida. When he addressed the issue of the deceptive media, he told the cheering crowd,  “I want to speak to you without the filter of the fake news.” 

They get it.


McCain’s latest “bipartisan” effort to hamstring Pres. Trump

February 11, 2017

Still hallucinating that he’s president, John McCain is working feverishly –with a contingent of Democrats and a couple of Republicrats — in an effort to pull the rug out from the man who actually was elected….President Donald Trump

Since hypocritically withdrawing his brief primary endorsement and declaring he would not vote for Trump, the petulant McCain has tried to undermine the president at every turn.

His latest gambit is a bill that would require any decision by the Trump administration to ease sanctions against Russia to be subject to congressional oversight — which amounts to McCain giving McCain the authority that has eluded him.  Where was McCain’s voice when Barack Obama and his Secretary of State John Kerry oversaw the disastrous nuclear deal with Iran, sweetening the transaction with an unthinkable $400 million ransom for hostages, and what National Review characterizes asa carefully structured $1.7 billion side payment.”

McCain’s Gang of Eight amnesty efforts fell flat, as did those preceding it. Now he’s trying for a less cumbersome Gang of Six to rein in Pres. Trump. His co-conspirators are Democrat Sens. Claire Catskill (MO), Ben Cardin, (MD), Sherrod Brown (OH) and his reliable RINO kin Sens. Marco Rubio (FL) and Lindsey Graham (SC). Missing from the mix this time is McCain’s doppelganger, Jeff Flake.  He can’t afford the exposure since he’s up for reelection this year and Arizona conservatives are more than disgusted with his self-serving antics.

The Hill reports that Ben Cardin, the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee said, “It’s not an attack against President Trump. This is basically to reestablish our role.”

Believe that and we’ve got a bridge to sell you.

At a health care summit in 2010, a showboating McCain lobbed challenges at then-President Obama — who began his response by reminding McCain of the passage of time.Let me just make this point, John, because we’re not campaigning anymore, the election’s over.” (4:27)

Obviously,  we’re anything but Obama fans. Still,  this would be good advice for McCain to follow. Donald Trump is the President of the United States. Even Hillary Clinton accepts that fact. It’s time for John McCain to join her.


Reich claims conservatives organized Berkeley riots

February 4, 2017

If you’ve ever doubted that liberals will do or say anything to conceal who and what they are, including blaming their outrageous behavior and criminal acts on conservatives, watch this video featuring Robert Reich, who was the secretary of labor during Bill Clinton’s administration, worked on Barack Obama’s transition team, and is now employed as a UC Berkeley professor teaching public policy.

Wednesday night, masked Berkeley students doing a good job of emulating fascists, set fires, destroyed property, hurled Molotov cocktails and engaged in bloody attacks on those they deemed Trump supporters, to prevent Breitbart author Milo Yiannopoulos, an invited guest, from speaking on campus. Though there was over $100,000 worth of property damage, no arrests were made. The speech was cancelled.

Reich, rife with conspiracy theories, appeared on CNN with Tonight’s Don Lemon offering his bizarre version of the chaos that took place on the university campus. He claimed that conservatives masterminded the recent violent mayhem at Berkeley to make liberals appear opposed to free speech.

Like any good liberal Reich supports unfettered abortion of innocent preborn human babies, but opposes the death penalty for those who commit heinous crimes.

On CNN Robert Reich declared the anti-Trump riots on campus were actually a right-wing plot to delegitimize liberals.

“I was there for part of last night, and I know what I saw and those people were not Berkeley students,” Reich claimed. “Those people were outside agitators. I have never seen them before.”

That could be due to the fact that at 4’10” in height, he’s eye level with their knees.

“There’s rumors that they actually were right-wingers. They were a part of a kind of group that was organized and ready to create the kind of tumult and danger you saw that forced the police to cancel the event,” Reich insisted. “So Donald Trump, when he says Berkeley doesn’t respect free speech rights, that’s a complete distortion of the truth.”

“You think it’s a strategy by [Milo Yiannopoulos] or right-wingers?” host Don Lemon incredulously asked

“I wouldn’t bet against it,” Reich responded. “I saw these people. They all looked very -– almost paramilitary. They were not from the campus. I don’t want to say factually, but I’ve heard there was some relationship here between these people and the right-wing movement that is affiliated with Breitbart News.”

Yup.


McCain and Flake deserve Senate phony’s award

February 2, 2017

AZ U.S. Senators hypocritically praise Pres. Trump’s SCOTUS pick, though if they got their way during election, we’d be faced with a permanently leftist skewed high court

Who can forget sanctimonious hypocrite John McCain taking to his high horse and withdrawing his brief support from Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump? McCain, who previously referred to Hillary as a rock starhe could support, also declared he and his wife Cindy would not vote for Trump. Vacuous daughter Meghan followed suit.

Jeff Flake, Obama’s basketball teammate and traveling companion, not only refused to get on board with our nominee, but rogue Flake went before any MSM camera placed in front of him to undermine Donald Trump, declaring, “I don’t expect that I will be able to support him (Trump) in November….I just don’t see how I can.”

He didn’t.

Now the duplicitous duo of amnesty supporters is heaping praise on President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee 10th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Neil Gorsuch.

If it had been up to either of these Hillary cohorts, we’d be looking at liberal nominees in the mode of former ACLU chief counsel, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, admittedly no fan of the U.S. Constitution, appointed by Bill Clinton, as was Stephen Breyer.

Leftists Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, a White House policy adviser to Bill Clinton and later Obama’s Solicitor General — were both Obama appointees.

As McCain and Flake enthuse over Judge Neil Gorsuch, remember what we would have had if either of these Republican pretenders got their way and Donald Trump, who they sabotaged every step of the way, had not been elected President.

The disgraceful Arizona senators deserve the award of shame for their blatant hypocrisy.

Here are a few of the U.S. Supreme Court Justices and the AZ senators votes:

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Roll Call vote. McCain voted aye in tandem with Democrat AZ Sen. Dennis DiConcini on confirming this radical appointee.

Stephen Breyer:  Roll Call vote. Again, McCain and DiConcini both voted aye for the Democrat.

Sonia Sotomayor: Roll Call vote.  In an out of character move, McCain and Kyl both voted nay on confirmation of Democrat although she was the first Hispanic woman appointed to the high court.

Elena Kagan: Roll Call vote McCain and Kyl each voted nay on confirmation. Apparently her partisan political background was too much for them to even split their votes.

David Souter (ret.): Roll Call vote. Once again, McCain voted aye with Democrat AZ Sen. Dennis DiConcini. Souter, a nominal Republican appointed by George H. W. Bush, turned further left as a justice. He retired not long after Obama was elected, calculatingly allowing him to appoint Democrat Sotomayor as his successor.


McBull in the news

January 26, 2017

Why does military repeatedly receive the back of McCain’s hand?

Did we need the AZ Republic to tell us that “John McCain has come out swinging against the Trump administration“?

The article begins with the mystifying words, “John McCain is making it very clear that he isn’t just going to go along with everything President Donald Trump proposes, despite the fact they are both Republicans.”

Let’s be clear. John McCain only hauls out that cumbersome “R” to place next to his name when ballots are printed.  He prefers themaverick” designation (video), meaning he’s pushing back against Republican principles at every opportunity.

McCain is still smarting from the beating he took at the hands of Barack Hussein Obama, whose middle name he banished from American lips as unfitting, although Obama proudly used it in both of his inauguration ceremonies.

After President Donald Trump announced he would be launching a major investigation into voter fraud, megalomaniac octogenarian McCain boasted about his own vicious 2016 Senate reelection campaign saying, “Listen, I won by 14 points. I’m absolutely sure that there was not a single illegal vote in that election in Arizona.”  McCain must have missed this video, showing irrefutable proof of ballot box stuffing in Phoenix, which was the impetus for a law halting what became known as ballot harvesting.

Rasmussen Reports’ Daily Presidential Tracking Poll shows that less than a week into his presidency, Donald Trump is scoring points with Americans — with a 57% approval rating on Wednesday. On Monday, the question revolved around Pres. Trump’s use of the phrase “America First” to describe his trade and foreign policy agenda. 52% agreed with the statement.

The stock market has responded favorably to Trump, with the Dow breaking above 20,000 for the first time ever. Americans are heartened, seeing many of Donald Trump’s campaign promises being carried out within days of assuming office. McCain withdrew his momentary support from Trump after he was the GOP nominee and had previously called Hillary a “rock star” he could support.

No wonder John McCain is posturing. He’s got little to show for his decades in Washington other than colluding with Democrats on amnesty for illegals and mistreating family members of Vietnam POW/MIAs who merely want him to unseal the documents regarding their loved ones. Watch his Feb. 2, 2008 despicable performance, as he disgracefully insults and shuts down Delores Alfond, Chair of the National Alliance of Families, seeking information about American POW/MIAs unaccounted for since their service in Vietnam. Ms. Alfond’s pilot brother Capt. Victor J. Apodaca was last heard from as he was flying over North Vietnam. She passed away in Dec. 2010.

McCain was also onboard with Obama’s plan to cut benefits to our military personnel, as reported in Military Advantage. And although the worse scandal involving VA hospitals, resulting in dozens of needless deaths of veterans, occurred in Phoenix, John McCain didn’t venture into the facility seeking answers.