McCain v. Sinema: Ponder that sticky wicket

February 3, 2015

It’s a rare occurrence when we link directly to a report in the Arizona Republic, but this “exclusive” by Rebekah L. Sanders spiked our interest. It focuses on a new fundraising mechanism, “Getting Stuff Done” or GSD PAC, put together by and for the benefit extreme leftist U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (AZ CD-9).

Kalik & Associates, a self-described “progressive” soup-to-nuts beltway political consulting firm, lists Sinema as a client, and prominently displays a Politico article from Nov. 2014, congratulating her on being selected as the Dem’s chief deputy whip for the 114th Congress. It includes what easily could have been an overlooked predictive quote from Sinema:

That position often serves as a steppingstone for ambitious members who seek higher spots at the Democrats’ leadership table and is a get for the freshmen Democrat.

“Americans are fed up with the gridlock in Washington, and the tone in Congress needs to change. I look forward to working with Whip Hoyer and the rest of the Whip team to create opportunity, support veterans and get things done for Arizona families,” Sinema said.

There’s that reference to her newly created image as the one “Getting Stuff Done.”

Kyrsten Sinema has spent recent years recrafting her image. She has come full circle —- from a combatively foul-mouthed, in-your-face bi-sexual, avowed atheist, defamer of married women, anti-Israel, communist-party connected, open-borders advocate and anti-military anarchist —- to taping soft campaign ads in which she expresses her deep concern to the grieving parents of a serviceman who committed suicide.

If her plans include mounting a challenge to either Sen. John McCain or Jeff Flake, it will set up a political upheaval not seen since the 1970’s when incumbent congressmen John Conlan and Sam Steiger roughed each other up and Democrat Dennis DeConcini waltzed into the U.S. Senate they were vying for. There would not be an internecine bloodbath with this scenario, but simply envisioning the havoc sets teeth on edge.  

John McCain’s mother advised the Republicans she knew had no use for him to “hold their nose,” and vote for John in 2008 when he ran against Barack Obama. We did it then. This might be the bridge too far far-left radical Sinema is banking on.

For a full picture of this deceptive changeling now representing CD 9, acquaint yourself with Guy Benson’s Townhall exposé included in this post, Kyrsten Sinema: Far-left radical AZ CD 9 Dem exposed. A link to Breitbart’s Big Government coverage by Trevor Loudon is included in AZ’s Big Red: Kyrsten Sinema’s Commie ties revealed.

Then reach for an Alka-Seltzer.

 


AZ U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon slips on pick

January 21, 2015

Pick_axe

Imagine you’re an Arizona member of congress and could invite anyone in the entire state to travel to Washington, D.C. as your guest to attend Barack Obama’s State of the Union address last night.

With a wide array of worthy conservatives to choose from, U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon,* who gives lip-service to being anti-establishment, confounded many with his selection of KFYI’s marginal talk show host Mike Broomhead.

Broomhead devotes interminable time to sycophantically interviewing the repeatedly censured John McCain, and was a dependable fawning lackey to former Gov. Jan Brewer, who took her marching orders from McCain strategists. 

An A-Lister Salmon might have considered? Former Maricopa County Republican Chairman A. J. LaFaro, would have been an excellent conservative message-sending choice. The message Broomhead sends is one of subservience to the AZ GOP’s elites.

* Cartoon courtesy of Arizona Daily Independent


Matt Salmon’s backbone takes a hike

January 9, 2015

Spineless actions earn AZ U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon sarcastic “Profile in Courage” award as AZ GOP delegation — except for Paul Gosar — disappointments 

Conservative Review’s Steve Deace takes us back to Tuesday and the vote for Speaker of the House of Representatives. He appropriately titles his commentary on disappointment, “The Day the Music Died,” saying it was the worst column he’s ever had to write. Describing brand new Congressman Jody Hice (GA-CD 10), Deace minces no words:

A man I thought I knew. A man I had high hopes for. A man of God. An actual Southern Baptist pastor who graduated from the same seminary as my wife–Luther Rice Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia.

See, he’s only been a congressman for about 15 minutes, but it appears we’ve already lost him to the system. And on his first official vote, no less. That sure didn’t take long. Maybe that’s a record or something. Sadly, he’s going to share it with several others.

Hice was one of several freshmen Republicans who despite pledging not to do so, voted to re-elect John Boehner, perhaps the best Speaker of the House the Democrats have ever had. The same John Boehner who has gone out of his way to punish conservatives and push through the Obama agenda, even to the point of repeatedly passing legislation through his chamber a majority of the majority Republicans oppose. The same John Boehner a super majority of Republicans nationwide just said in a recent poll they opposed as Speaker.

In writing about betrayal and a “treachery that still stings,” Deace mentions numerous Republican members of congress who filled the bill with their votes for Boehner. Save for Paul Gosar, (CD-4) the entire Arizona GOP House delegation caved on this vote. But he specifically mentions Matt Salmon, with this barbed comment:

Finally, we’d be remiss if we didn’t hand Matt Salmon a profile in courage award for waiting until the second time through the roll call to finally vote for Boehner as Speaker, once it was clear he had the votes. The people of Arizona haven’t seen such bravery since Pat Tillman.

Writing of his dashed hopes in Jody Hice, Deace offers, “If men of his caliber succumb to the corruption and cronyism within the beltway the first time they are tempted with it, then I truly don’t know where we go from here as a movement.”

Don’t be tempted to disregard this masterful piece as old news. It is as fresh as the new dawn and provides a bright line indicator of what we can expect from those go-along-to-get-along Republicans we have supported, worked for and voted for: Martha McSally (CD 2), Matt Salmon (CD 5), David Schweikert (CD 6), and Trent Franks, (CD 8).

With this crucial vote, only Paul Gosar (CD 4), put principles above political considerations. Remember that in 2016.

 


Loser Eric Cantor offers odd advice to GOP winners

January 6, 2015

Voters gave Republicans a mandate, not a license for capitulation 

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor doles out advice to the new GOP-led House and Senate in this CNBC commentary in which he arrogantly offers guidance on how to lead.

“Republicans want to repeal the president’s health-care law and oppose his efforts to regulate climate change and his unilateral moves on immigration. The president opposes the Republican plans for entitlement reform and tax reform,” wrote Cantor. “It would be a disservice to the American people if the next two years are spent simply relitigating these differences.”

Instead, he says, Republicans and President Obama must come together to “focus on areas where they agree and where progress can be made.” Specifically, Cantor recommends the GOP avoid hot button, controversial issues like illegal immigration and repealing Obamacare and instead focus on such pressing issues as “moving swiftly on trade promotion authority and finalizing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and a new agreement with Europe (TTIP).

Sure thing, Mr. Cantor.

In a historic and unprecedented election —- no majority leader has ever suffered such a primary defeat —- stunning Washington insiders and the GOP establishment, Eric Cantor was soundly flattened last June in the Virginia (CD-7) Republican primary by conservative economics professor and first-time candidate Dave Brat. The 56-44 percent trouncing came despite Cantor outspending his novice rival by nearly 40-to-1.

Dave Brat piqued voter interest as he exposed Cantor’s support of granting legal status for illegals who ostensibly entered the U.S. as children —- although there is no reliable manner of verifying such age claims. Brat rightly called it “amnesty” and accused Cantor of being in “cahoots” with Democrats to push through an immigration plan this year.

This memory refresher explains why Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) and Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) are leading the charge to challenge House Speaker John Boehner. Freshman Rep. Brat (R-Va.), previously said he would back Boehner, but reversed course Sunday night. “While I like Speaker Boehner personally, he will not have my support for Speaker,” Brat wrote in an op-ed on Breitbart. Garth Kant, writing for WND names those brave souls who are lining up against the powerful Speaker. Arizona Republican Paul Gosar (CD-4) is the lone Arizona Republican on the list.

The election for Speaker takes place at noon (ET) today, Tuesday, January 6, 2015.


GOP poised to cave on Obama USAG nominee, Loretta Lynch

December 27, 2014

So-called “Charm Offensive” is offensive

Politico reports on the one-on-one private sessions Loretta Lynch, Obama’s choice for U.S. Attorney General, is having with members of the U.S. Senate. Lynch, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York is the hand-picked successor to Eric Holder, who is resigning from the administration’s top law enforcement post after a tumultuous term. 

Reports of the preliminary meetings sound like an effusive gush-o-ramas with smitten senators pledging their support.

Although Republicans vowed to use the nomination process to take on Obama over his executive actions nomalizing million of illegal aliens, in which he flagrantly bypassed congress, Lynch’s success serves as an early indicator she will sail through the confirmation hearings. This comes despite revelations of her controversial background which includes membership in a radical, anti-Semitic and pro-terrorist group while at Harvard Law School. The activities of the Black Law Students Association were condemned by the Harvard Crimson.

“I want to see what happens in the hearings,” Sen. John McCain unconvincingly droned. His following words were more honest, as he said, “But certainly I’m supportive.“  McCain and his senate doppelganger Jeff Flake said they have met with Lynch privately and are inclined to vote in favor of her nomination.

What a surprise. Don’t expect any tough questions from the always eager to acquiesce to the Left Arizona senators.

This Aug. 2012 post is a reliable remainder of the numerous liberals whose nominations John McCain and senate seatmate, Jon Kyl previously supported. They were solidly onboard voting to confirm leftist federal judges, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder (senate roll call vote) and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (senate roll call vote). The duo was likely in the tank for Janet Napolitano as Secretary of Homeland Security, although there was a sly omission of an on-the-record roll call vote for that contentious vote.

After the November shakeup in which Democrats were soundly defeated, Senate Republicans pledged to make their mark when they take control of the chamber in January. Making good on their pre-election promises appears unlikely given the current warm climate surrounding Loretta Lynch.

When immigration issues surfaced during her meeting with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Lynch told him she agreed with an opinion from the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel that found Obama’s executive action on immigration was legally sound, telling the senator the opinion was “well-reasoned.”

“We didn’t get into the details, but she’ll have to explain what that means,” Graham said. But “I’m not going to just say that anyone who disagrees with me about a particular legal issue is not qualified to serve.”

Get it?


Good news for Kyrsten Sinema! Her Green Party is back

December 26, 2014

The Arizona Green Party (AZGP) announces it’s back on the ballot for the 2016 and 2018 elections, regaining status after a two-year decertification hiatus due to too few registered Greenies and not enough of their claimed 5600 statewide members voting for the party’s candidate in the last presidential election. According to its website the far leftist group, founded in 1990, has achieved ballot status five times —- in 1992, 2000, 2008, 2010 and 2012. 

U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ CD 9) made her first foray onto the political scene in 2002, when she ran for the state House of Representatives in LD 15 as an “independent” candidate linked to the Green Party. She came in dead last —-grabbing only 8 percent of the vote —- in a field of five candidates vying for two seats.

By 2004 Sinema, a radical leftist with communist ties, had wised up and ran as a Democrat in the same district. She swept into office with the highest vote margin. As a newly burnished Dem, she was subsequently re-elected three times. Unlike conservative Republicans who determinedly expect candidate commitment to constitutional values, Democrats are willing to give their votes to anyone sporting a “D’ after their name.

As a 2012 candidate for congress in the newly created CD 9 Kyrsten Sinema faced no incumbent, veered right and magically characterized herself as a moderate. She stopped bashing our military and using vulgarities to describe stay-at-home moms, while vigorously courting registered Independents and unaffiliated voters —- groups that outnumber the two major parties in that district. Her radical fans were unfazed by her transformation. The liberal Arizona Republic endorsed her, despite (or perhaps due to) her yearly “Cinco de Mayo greeting” in the Communist People’s Weekly World.

Although Sinema made a point of declaring herself as the first openly bisexual member of the U.S. Congress and refused to be sworn into office with a bible, the only member to officially describe her religious affiliation as “none,” those brazen career killing moves were overlooked by the voters as quirky eccentricities.

Facing reelection, she transformed herself yet again in Nov. 2013, breaking ranks with the majority of Dems as she tried to separate herself from the Obamacare debacle by voting with the GOP on H R 3350 (roll call vote) Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013.

The good news is that Sinema can finally be an honest broker. With the Green Party recertified and ready for the ballot, her political contortions can come to an end and she can replace that “D” with a “G.”

 Go for it, Kyrsten!


What’s the point of electing Republicans when the GOP majority caves?

December 8, 2014

It’s a rare occasion when we direct our readers straight to another blog, but this Breitbart ExclusiveHouse GOP Leaders Trick 216 House Republicans Into Accidentally Supporting Obama’s Executive Amnesty,” is deserving of such a distinction.

Seeing Red AZ takes exception with the notion they were tricked.  For them to vote on the revised H.R. 5759 without reading it doesn’t qualify as trickery. There are two choices, collusion or ignorance. Take your pick.

From Breitbart: ‘In a lengthy interview on Friday afternoon, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) exposed how House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Majority Whip Steve Scalise strengthened President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty with procedural trickery former Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber would envy—and they did it all in the name of pushing a bill that they told Republicans would block Obama’s executive amnesty. 

What’s more is that a series of interviews and recent developments indicate that Boehner’s gambit here is placing several of his top lieutenants—including at least two committee chairmen—at political risk of serious primary challenges just a few months after newly elected Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) beat now former House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) in a Republican primary.

Gohmert said most members had no idea what they were actually voting for when 219 members—216 of which were Republicans—approved a measure, H.R. 5759, first put forward by Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL), but subsequently dramatically altered by leadership officials in the Rules Committee process.”

The entire article can be read here.


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