Warring, waffling Dems forced to face reality

October 16, 2019

Impeachment vote is off the table as members fear reprisals

Tuesday night‘s Democrat debate with 12 lackluster but combative candidates, was akin to watching an implosion. “The impeachment must go forward,” blasted Democrat presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, who is also on record aligning with Socialist Bernie Sanders’ ‘Medicare for All’ scheme, which would shift all Americans onto a single-payer health care plan — where choices will be limited and costs will skyrocket.

Flailing Robert Francis O’Rourke, clearly focusing on the Hispanic vote, referred to President Trump as promoting “racism and hatred” in “communities like mine.” O’Rourke, who calls himself “Beto,” is from Texas. He and Pete Buttigieg favor “buying back” guns they didn’t sell to you.

Andrew Yang, who along with O’Rourke, supports decriminalizing opioids, including heroin, had the memorable takeaway “its not your fault” line, stating, “Drug addiction is not a personal failing, it’s a systemic government failing.”

Two weeks after suffering a heart attack, Sanders, 78, cut off one of the debate’s moderators as she tried to ask him about his health. “I’m healthy, I’m feeling great,” he said.

Former VP Joe Biden was in deflection mode, dipping and dodging questions relating to his son, Hunter, who, minus any related experience, served as a paid board member for a Ukrainian gas company, Burisma Holdings, at a time when his father was shepherding U.S. policy there in the Obama administration, including advocating for increased gas production. Hunter was being paid the tidy sum of $50,000 a month. He left that lucrative position when the unseemly connection was revealed. He recently resigned as a director and part owner of a Chinese investment company, where he was reportedly paid $1.5 billion.

Kamala Harris took a novel approach on the opioid epidemic saying she’d support jailing executives at pharmaceutical and insurance companies, who she blames for fueling the crisis. “They are nothing more than some high-level dope dealers.” No word as to what penalties she would impose on prescribing doctors.

Democrats have been so caught up in the ecstasy of impeaching President Donald Trump that the reason is irrelevant.  Anything from China collusion, which had no factual basis, to fake Ukrainian messaging, suits their purposes.  President Trump has already seen two of his nominees advance to the U.S. Supreme Court.  With Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in ill health at age 86, the Dems worst fear will be realized if President Trump gets a third appointment. That’s what is driving their urgency to evict him from the presidency.

Walking a political tightrope, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday she will not hold a vote to officially launch an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

The decision came after House Democrats returned to D.C. following a two-week recess in their home districts. Their concern over a backlash is palpable, with 31 Democrats in districts where President Trump won in 2016 not wanting to move forward with an issue that could be their own undoing. Bluster and bravado ultimately collide with the real world.  The Arizona Republican Party’s Twitter account is a reliable source of information.

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The specter of McCain still haunts

October 2, 2019

…though Halloween is weeks away

Kurt Volker recently resigned as U.S. envoy to Ukraine. He previously served as ambassador to NATO under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Volker joined the Trump State Department in 2017 when he was appointed by then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Since then, Volker, never considered a Trump insider, has been “mediating” the Ukrainian crisis on behalf of the United States. The Daily Caller has more here. The White House released the declassified and un-redacted transcript of President Donald Trump’s call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that became the center of a so-called whistleblower complaint.

We don’t claim to be experts on intrigue associated with international relations. But Kurt Volker’s name is associated with the McCain Institute for International Leadership on the grounds of Arizona State University and also in DC, raising the curiosity antenna more than a few notches. One of its “guiding objectives” is self promotion: grandiosely stated asPromote and preserve the McCain family legacy of character-driven leadership and national service.”

Kurt Volker, scheduled to testify to congress Thursday, is drawing a salary of $330,000 as executive director of the McCain Institute, which receives funding from George Soros and a DC lobbying firm working for Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, among others. Scroll down to the BGR Group and read the paragraph under the photo of Volker.

Where there’s been a McCain connection, Socialist one-worlder, multi-billionaire George Soros is never far away as SRAZ has previously pointed out:

Jan. 27, 2014: John McCain cavorts with pal George $oros

Nov. 23, 2015: McCain joins Soros pushing “refugee” invasion

Feb.1, 2016: By George! McCain & Hillary have a lot in common

March 13, 2016: Where Soros lurks, McCain, his cohorts, Hillary are close behind

Jan. 7, 2017: Soros funded losing candidates to defeat Trump and failed

June 22, 2017: John McCain & George Soros: Decades long nefarious connections


11 Republicrats undercut Trump’s border funding

September 26, 2019

While our attention has been diverted by the Dems impeachment hyperbole, 11 traitorous Republicrats have joined their Democrat brethren attempting to hamstring President Trump’s prioritized border wall construction.

S.J. Res.54, a joint resolution sponsored by Tucson-born, New Mexico Senator Tom Udall, terminates the national emergency related to the U.S.-Mexico border, declared by President Trump on February 15, 2019. The full senate vote can be seen here. Notice that four of the five who did not vote are Democrat Presidential candidates.

Sen. Martha McSally voted in support of President Trump.  Kyrsten Sinema, recently threatened with a censure vote by the AZ Democrat party hierarchy was sufficiently chastised to fall back in line. Felecia Rotellini, the Dem state chairman was once a competitive weightlifter.

Udall, part of a left-wing family dynasty, is throwing this switch after announcing his retirement as of 2020. Not faced with having to justify his ruthless actions to voters, he’ll slide out of the senate on a cushion of cash and bundle of vengeance. Dismissive of his constituents who endure the harsh realities and staggering costs the onslaught masses of illegals present, Udall tweeted about “President Trump’s phony national emergency.”

 

Udall is also the second cousin of Utah Sen. Mike Lee, another one of the compliant 11, who would rather undercut the president’s authority than protect our country from invasion.

  1. Lamar Alexander, (R-TN)
  2. Roy Blunt, (R-MO)
  3. Susan Collins, (R-ME)
  4. Mike Lee, (R-UT)
  5. Jerry Moran, (R-KS)
  6. Rand Paul, (R-KY)
  7. Rob Portman, (R-OH)
  8. Lisa Murkowski, (R-AK)
  9. Mitt Romney, (R-UT)
  10. Pat Toomey, (R-PA)
  11. Roger Wicker, (R-MS)

Dems launch Trump impeachment: Repercussions will follow

September 25, 2019

After resisting ongoing impeachment calls from her fellow Dems, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has acquiesced and on Tuesday authorized an inquiry into President Donald Trump.

Pelosi who will turn 80 on her next birthday, has been around the political block for decades, currently in her 17th term, and realizes the risks involved with attempting to take down the popular president.

House Republicans impeached Bill Clinton in 1998, charging him with perjury to a grand jury (by a 228–206 vote) and obstruction of justice (by a 221–212 vote). It did not result in removal from office.

The Senate is firmly controlled by Republicans, holding a 53-to-47 seat advantage. The U.S. Constitution requires a two-thirds majority of the Senate to vote to convict and expel a president who has been impeached by the House. The chances of garnering enough Republican votes is an implausible long shot.

Clinton’s impeachment provided momentary exhilaration that ended with a harsh reality for Republicans, as Democrats gained seats in the midterm election held as the impeachment was fomenting. Impeachment lacks traction among mainstream Americans, who view it as partisanship run amok.

According to today’s Rasmussen Reports Daily Presidential Tracking Poll, 51% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance, including 35% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing.

An earlier Quinnipiac University poll showed 61% of voters surveyed stated Congress should not begin the impeachment process against President Donald Trump.

The voice of America was loud and clear (video) stunning newscasters as the 2016 Presidential Election results were tabulated.

Impeachment actions will not bode well for the Democrats.


AZ US Rep. Andy Biggs chairs House Freedom Caucus

September 14, 2019

Arizona Republicans have another feather in their MAGA hat, as Rep. Andy Biggs (CD-5) has been elected as the new chairman of the House Freedom Caucus.

The group is home to the crème de la crème of conservative House members. Arizonans can be justifiably proud that our entire GOP delegation are members of the influential group which was formed in 2015 and has grown to weld considerable influence. Other members are U.S. Reps. Paul Gosar (CD-4); David Schweikert (CD-6); and Debbie Lesko (CD-8).

Biggs, a retired attorney, previously served in the Arizona Legislature 14 years, the last 4 as AZ Senate President.

Conservative Review gives Rep. Biggs a Liberty Score of 100% and a letter designation of “A.”


Media irretrievably corrupted: contemptible arm of Dem Party

August 7, 2019

Beware: Gun control is on the horizon

The New York Times, which ordinarily doesn’t allow access to non-subscribers, has broken its own rule to herald this headlined report:Red Flag’ Gun Control Bills Pick Up Momentum With G.O.P. in Congress. It’s linked from a bright red Drudge Report header blasting: “Republicans coalesce around gun control.” 

As Second Amendment supporters ponder what exactly is looming, take a moment to remember that this is the same newspaper that caved to leftist pressure Tuesday and changed a headline that treated President Trump objectively and without interjected liberal malice.

The NYT’s early edition carried the headline, “TRUMP URGES UNITY VS. RACISM,”  in which he strongly condemned “White Supremacy.” That was too evenhanded to suit the likes of gesticulator Robert Francis O’Rourke, nicknamed “Beto” as a boy by his family’s Mexican maid.

After a fury of liberal backlash was unleashed — O’Rourke called the headline “unbelievable” and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez termed it “cowardice” — the newspaper capitulated, changing the headline in a later edition to: “ASSAILING HATE, BUT NOT GUNS.” 

Even in her dotage, the once venerable Gray Lady, founded in 1865 should have known better than to rile her base with a front-page headline which gave a positive impression of President Donald Trump’s response to two mass shootings. Wielding its heft, today’s left has made the Mafia in its heyday, look tame.

The NRA has an entire section dedicated to state gun laws. Arizona’s informative page can be accessed here.

Red Flag laws, which sharply curtail the rights of Americans, are currently being pushed by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey as he channels his mentor John McCain. He calls his version the Severe Threat Order of Protection or STOP. Breitbart covered the depths of Ducey’s deception.

Following the recent Texas and Ohio premeditated murders, the NRA, now facing internal problems after briefly bringing in the arrogant Oliver North, issued this statement, NRA Welcomes Call to Address Root Causes of Violence which contains these words:

“The NRA welcomes the President’s call to address the root causes of the horrific acts of violence that have occurred in our country.  It has been the NRA’s long-standing position that those who have been adjudicated as a danger to themselves or others should not have access to firearms and should be admitted for treatment.”

Meanwhile, in the most bizarre of alliances, Sens. Lindsey Graham (R- SC) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), yes…he’s the one who deceitfully claimed to be a Vietnam combat veteran, though he never set foot in the war-torn country — announced a bipartisan bill that would create a federal grant program to aid states in adopting “Red Flag” laws, in response to the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton over the weekend.

The law, a knee-jerk response to the dual killing rampages, permits police or family members to petition a state court to order the removal of firearms from a person who they believe may present a danger to others or themselves. It is rife for abuse.

“These grants will be given to law enforcement so they can hire and consult with mental health professionals to better determine which cases need to be acted upon,” Graham said in a statement.


Sinema’s new concern for families? Rewind the film

August 1, 2019

According to this press release, Arizona’s leftist Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has not only teamed up with Louisiana Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy, M.D., she has taken a dive on her former stance regarding mothers with young children. 

This is a summary of theirBipartisan solutionto help new parents, complete with government subsidies and no restrictions on how parents can utilize the advanced funds of up to $5,000. They’ve even collaborated on a booklet filled withFrequently asked questions.”

Their generosity with our tax dollars is literally dripping off the page. Parents who already receive paid leave through their employer or state could continue to do so, forgoing the new benefit and continuing to receive their full yearly Child Tax Credit. Low-income families that do not qualify for the full, refundable Child Tax Credit could, under the senators’ bipartisan plan, claim a benefit adjusted to 100 percent wage replacement for 12 weeks of work. For those families, the proposal also extends the 10-year repayment schedule to 15 years.

When not blatantly lying about her homeless childhood to achieve maximum impact or hurling coarse insults, Sinema, an early supporter of Obamacare, learned to turn a phrase for optimum benefit:

“I used to say that I wanted universal health-care coverage in Arizona, which went over like a ton of bricks. Turns out, Arizonans hear the word ‘universal’ and think ‘socialism’— or ‘pinko commie.’ But when I say that I want all Arizonans to have access to affordable, quality health care, Arizonans agree wholeheartedly. Same basic idea, different language.”

Her documented ties to the Communist Party were revealed by Breitbart. The National Republican Senatorial Committee posted these videos of statements Sinema has actually made.

Sinema, who refused to take her oath of office on the Bible, scores 100 percent alignment with Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider and supporter of late term abortions, viewed by rational people as infanticide.

As a member of the AZ legislature — who ran and lost as a Green party candidate before becoming a Democrat — and an early supporter of same-sex marriage, the acknowledged bi-sexual mockingly blasted women who devote themselves to their families rather than working outside the home. Her crude comment was:

“These women who act like staying at home, leeching off their husbands or boyfriends and just cashing the checks is some sort of feminism because they’re choosing to live that life. That’s bulls**t. I mean, what the f**k are we really talking about here?”

Following the spirit of unity Dems claim to embrace, Sinema derided conservatives as “Neanderthals.”

Sen. Bill Cassidy, elected as a Republican, is a medical doctor who has been in D.C. since 2008. He didn’t just fall off the turnip truck. What would cause him to form this bewildering alliance?