Snorting Koch: An open border hallucination

August 2, 2018

If you do an online search of the Cato Institute, you’ll find it listed as an “American libertarian think tank with a moderate right wing bias” or a “conservative think tank”  — confirming that far-left predisposed Google can be not only wrong, but very wrong.

The Washington, D.C. based organization was originally launched in 1973 as the Charles Koch Foundation by billionaire Charles Koch and two associates. By 1976, the name of the Koch funded entity was changed to the Cato Institute. It supports legalization of illicit drugs claiming doing so would generate $106.7 billion in annual budgetary gains and advocates for the abolishment of ICE.

“Conservative” or “right-wing,” it is not, unless you use John McCain, Jeff Flake and Ted Kennedy as templates.

John Binder, writing for Breitbart News headlines his shocking article, “Koch-Backed CATO Institute: ‘Time for the U.S. to Have Open Borders.’ The report is based on this USA Today op-ed by Cato’s Director of Economic Studies, Jeffrey Miron, who says the U.S. “has nothing to fear, and much to gain, from open borders,” adding that Americans should “forget” about building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border to stop the illegal invasion of our country.

Cato’s Miron opines:

“President Donald Trump’s recent tweets against open borders come as no surprise. Indeed, even fervent immigration advocates worry that open borders would lower the wages of low-skilled natives, erode national security, and overburden the social safety net. Trump doubled down, tweeting that he would be “willing to ‘shut down’ government” unless Congress approves funding for a border wall with Mexico.

Trump, however, has it exactly backwards: The solution to America’s immigration problems is open borders, under which the United States imposes no immigration restrictions at all. If the U.S. adopts this policy, the benefits will far outweigh the costs.”

The United States is a sovereign nation, rightfully entitled to a secure border and protection for its citizens. In a post-September 11, 2001 world, the issue of opening our country to potential terrorists is never addressed.

Translating the liberal-speak: The United States needs to become an unrestrained, permanent repository of uneducated and unwilling to assimilate Third-Worlder invaders to benefit Americans. We need to fund them with our generous social programs, provide them with health care, educate their kids to the determent of our own, and eagerly accept their criminality. We should ignore the fact that this act of national destruction will ensure a massive expansion of the Democrat/Socialist party that is certain to have permanent negative impacts on our country — the obvious goal of the Cato Institute and the Koch Brothers.  They are radical George Soros clones in drag.

The left-wing, Hillary-endorsing  Arizona Republic newspaper plays this same deceptive game in today’s edition. In a front page article titled, “Migrant reforms floated in House,” it refers to “bi-partisan” supporters of another massive omnibus spending bill funding ‘dreamers’ and other illegals, backed by the American immigration Council an illegal alien support group opposing what it calls, “senseless deportations.” The newspaper blandly describes it as a “non-profit D.C. advocacy group that studies immigration.” Also identified as backing the measure is the “immigration policy analyst” at the “Libertarian Cato Institute.”

The intentional deception jumps off the page.

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McSally’s border wall double talk can’t con Lou Dobbs

August 1, 2018

Martha McSally’s appearance (illuminating video) on Fox Business‘ “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” clearly defines why she’s known as Sally McCain.  Her lack of commitment to constructing the border wall she deceptively alludes to in her campaign ads is reminiscent of her mentor John McCain’s infamous stroll along Arizona’s southern border with then-Pinal County sheriff, deceptively promising toComplete the danged fence” Immediately after the ballots were counted, McCain, Jeff Flake, Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin along with four other RINOs and liberals, joined together on the Gang of Eight, another of his career-long amnesty schemes.

Dobbs takes none of McSally’s glib double talk on the topic, as she repeatedly yammers about a “border wall system.” Dobbs swiftly clarifies that President Trump has promised a border wall — not a system — and pointedly tells McSally to stop speaking over him.

In an email sent to her supporters, Dr. Kelli Ward, who McSally is challenging for Arizona’s open Senate seat writes:

“Yesterday I met with the editorial board of the Arizona Republic with my opponent Martha McSally. Overall it was a very positive experience — I had the chance to spread our message of America First and discuss some of the most important issues of the campaign.

But McSally never ceases to floor me… our meeting confirmed she’s still totally out of touch with conservative voters.In discussing the construction of a much-needed wall along our southern border, McSally emphatically said, “I don’t know why you guys get so caught up on the word ‘wall’.”

No, I am not kidding… the woman is running for U.S. Senate in a border state and she doesn’t comprehend the overwhelming support for President Trump’s Wall. This is why I’m running. I’m in it to win and support the Wall for Arizona and the United States.

You see, my opponent never supported any of the President’s America First immigration proposals — in fact, she’s supported the opposite. When we refer to McSally as Martha “McAmnesty,” we mean it… in addition to opposing the Wall, McSally voted for amnesty multiple times as a sitting member of Congress.

And let’s not forget that the massive $1.3 trillion budget-busting omnibus spending bill that McSally so “proudly” supported back in March didn’t include a single penny for our southern border wall.”

Today’s edition of the newspaper, employing blatant deception and regarding us as easily duped fools, headlines the meeting with the editorial board, “Republicans McSally, Ward trade jabs in heated debate” —- when in fact, there was no debate. And Joe Arpaio, who celebrated his 86th birthday three months ago, didn’t even bother to show up.

Dr. Kelli Ward, a physician, former two-term state senator, military wife, and mother, is the eloquent conservative in this critically important upcoming U.S. Senate Primary Election, which might explain why Martha McSally and Joe Arpaio refuse to participate in actual debates — denying Arizona voters the ability to see, hear, and compare them. Ward’s campaign donation link is alongside this revealing video. Unlike Martha McSally, Kelli Ward relies on supporters, not open border lobbyists who fund McSally’s ubiquitous, though deceitful, TV ads.

Watch ‘McSally is a McFaker,’ as she tries and fails to con Lou Dobbs:

 


Dr. Steve Ferrara: Best choice for U.S. Rep. in CD 9

July 30, 2018

Moses Sanchez is the sole Republican running for Phoenix Mayor

Not long ago local radio talk show co-host and author Seth Liebsohn retired from the Seth and Chris Show to run for Congress in Arizona’s Congressional District 9, The duo’s afternoon drive time political program provided name ID to Leibsohn, giving him a boost as the campaign took off. The soaring trajectory didn’t last long. An entirely avoidable snafu occurred that derailed the short-lived campaign.

Now Liebsohn is endorsing another Republican in the race. Steve Ferrara, MD, a political fresh face, confidently identifying himself as a conservative on his website.

Dr. Ferrara, is a military veteran and medical doctor with a compelling personal story. Deployed into combat in Afghanistan he transformed combat casualty care by pioneering life and limb saving endovascular surgical techniques on the battlefield. His work history also placed him on Capitol Hill, providing extraordinary background for the CD 9 race.

Ferrara and his wife, Elizabeth, an active duty Navy Captain, are the parents of two teenage children.

Former Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, a liberal political opportunist who initially filed to run for secretary of state, recently resigned in order to run for congress. Incredibly egotistical, in 2017 he actually warned the President of the United States to “stay out of my city!“ as reported by AZ Family Channel 5. Undeterred, Trump came and addressed a huge, supportive crowd.

Democrat Stanton, a known tyrant who callously disregards the voices of city residents, pulled a costly fast one as he exited the mayor’s office, insuring votes from the La Raza open borders crowd, by gifting them $2.4 million in taxpayer funds. Known for supporting for unpopular issues, Stanton even lied about lifting the oppressive food tax as he gave large “retention bonuses” to city employees. When first elected in 2011, he received a congratulatory call from the overjoyed Barack Obama and Janet Napolitano.

The Lego-building-block-shaped district cuts a swath through central Phoenix making its way through Tempe and South Scottsdale, west Mesa, northwestern Chandler and areas of southeast Phoenix including the Ahwatukee district (Map here)

Moses Sanchez, another political newcomer, is the Republican in the Phoenix Mayor’s race, As usual, it’s bloated with Democrats, though the council and mayor run under a bogus “nonpartisan” guise. All we know about him is on his campaign website. Mayoral candidates typically don’t make the rounds of Republican district meetings because the city is deep blue in the red state of Arizona. The last Republican elected  mayor of the nation’s fifth largest city was a 1994 GOP pretender named Skip Rimsza.

As a young boy, along with his parents and sister, Sanchez immigrated to the U.S. from Panama. A Navy veteran of 21 years, including a tour of duty in Afghanistan, he continues to serve in the reserves. He graduated college with an MBA in Business Management, owns a small business and teaches in the community college system. Moses and his Arizona native wife Maria Manriquez M.D., live in Ahwatukee.


AZ CD 2: Conservative Brandon Martin deserves your vote

July 26, 2018

Brandon Martin far superior to recycled leftist Ann Kirkpatrick, radical RINO Lea Marquez-Peterson

Ann Kirkpatrick is a liberal who thrusts her finger to the political wind to decide her most advantageous position on any given day. She has even been known to run away from her own constituents at a Townhall meeting — as we pointed out in Aug, 2009. The post exposing that incident, was titled, “The joke known as U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick,” (video). She won no friends with her antics that day in Holbrook. In fact, that widely seen fiasco was responsible for Kirkpatrick losing her congressional reelection.

She’s gotten no better with the passage of time.

Now she’s either evidencing signs of age-related forgetfulness or blatantly lying.  Either way, it’s not a plus for congressional candidate Kirkpatrick who has carpetbagged into CD 2 in a desperate effort to return to D.C.

Her most recent misadventure occurred after she was booed for raising her hand in support of ICE agents at a debate featuring Democrat candidates for AZ‘s CD 2, Kirkpatrick later issued a statement via her Facebook page contradicting what she represented as her position on the debate stage.  Read the Daily Caller’s report of the incident.

The most recent video showing Kirkpatrick being booed and heckled can be viewed here.

Arizona CD 2 voters have an outstanding conservative choice for the open seat previously held by Martha McSally. Brandon Martin, a military veteran, is reliable on the issues that matter. Check out his website. He’s strong on border security, national security, meaningfully addressing the national debt and reining in spending. Brandon Martin is pro-life and a supporter of our Second Amendment freedoms.  He’s been tirelessly campaigning, clearly exhibiting the relentless determination Arizonans need in congress.

During her on-again-off-again stints in congress, Kirkpatrick’s votes have hovered in the awful to abysmal range, as she voted in lockstep with the Dem Caucus. As examples, in 2014, she voted against the Veterans Benefits Continuing Appropriations Resolution. She supported Obamacare and was endorsed by pro-abortion Emily’s List. She voted in opposition to ‘Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,’ obviously thinking that causing excruciating pain resulting in death to pre-born human babies should not be restricted.

Lea Marquez-Peterson is Martin’s primary election challenger. Her left-wing views, associations, pro-amnesty and illegal immigration positions, staunch anti-Trump stance and bankruptcy are exposed in full on Left Wing Lea, an independent site committed to acquainting CD 2 voters with her dedication to the most extreme elements of the political arena.  It warrants your attention.

Arizona deserves better. SRAZ supports Brandon Martin. Read his impressive bio.


Egomaniacal Jeff Flake stages anti-Trump tantrum

July 20, 2018

Trump Derangement Syndrome afflicts AZ’s embarrassing Republicrat

Jeff Flake, unable to run for reelection due to staggeringly low polling numbers among his home state Republicans, has instead set his sights on becoming Arizona’s embarrassment. He began his descent with a 140-page pamphlet masquerading as a book, sticky-fingering the title directly from that of Barry Goldwater’s 1960 iconic book, ‘Conscience of a Conservative,’ which described the fundamentals of conservatism. Though Flake pilfered the title, he never actually comprehended conservatism.  He knew the word started with the letter “C” and was multi-syllabic, but confused ‘conservatism’ with ‘contrariness.‘

Showboating is the not too bright Flake’s stock in trade.  Emboldened by the attention he’s generated, McCain’s doppelganger Jeff Flake plows ahead. The left-wing networks — notably ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN and their ilk, are ready repositories for his hateful spews directed at President Donald Trump. Having an “R” after his name, no matter how misplaced the designation is, makes him a valuable tool in their ongoing scheme to denigrate and destabilize the president.

Flake is noted for flashing his inappropriately placed grin, ever mindful of giving his capped teeth a workout. His bleach-streaked hair is receding, but stiffly coiffed. Lies flow out of his mouth with the same intensity as a spewing, fiery, lava eruption.

His latest assault follows President Trump’s comments at a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Flake took to the senate floor declaring Trump’s remarks verged on treason. “The president let down the free world by giving aid and comfort to an enemy of democracy,” he said. “In so doing, he dimmed the light of freedom ever so slightly in our own country.” Though not explicitly calling the president a traitor, his intent was clear, since Article III, Sec. 3 of the U.S. Constitution says treason consists of giving “aid and comfort” to America’s enemies.’

Was it traitorous when Flake accompanied then-President Barack Obama to grovel at the feet of Raul Castro, Cuba’s communist dictator? Where were the aggrieved pundits then?

Flake, whose most significant job before feeding at the public trough was in the 1990s when he and his wife lived in the African nation of Namibia, as he worked as a registered foreign agent, opening D.C. doors for Rossing Uranium, a mining company that is among the world’s largest suppliers of nuclear fuel —- and partially owned by Iran. National Journal’s exposé during his initial congressional campaign stated, “Flake’s little-known time in the influence industry stands in contrast to his carefully cultivated image as a Washington outsider.”

Now as his congressional career screeches to a halt, he devotes his time to joining with the Trump-hating Democrats. The latest Rasmussen polling shows Congress holds a 15% approval rating. President Trump polls at 44%, with 31% strongly approving of his performance.

Those crickets you hear chirping? That’s the sound emanating from AZ GOP chairman Jonathan Lines, refusing once again to rein in the party’s embarrassment. Flake’s despicable antics are particularly damaging to Republican candidates approaching the upcoming elections. They also insult Republican voters —  nationwide. Lines apparently doesn’t care.


Kyrsten Sinema’s devious metamorphosis

July 12, 2018

Political chameleon works to dupe voters

Kyrsten Sinema is running for the U.S. Senate in Arizona. The Grand Canyon State has two senate slots without viable incumbents. First-termer Jeff Flake withdrew from a reelection bid, due to embarrassingly low 18% approval ratings. Gravely ill octogenarian John McCain, irresponsibly clings to the reins of power, though he has not been seen in public since last year. The two men are open border RINOs. Democrat Sinema equally weak on border security, is far more complex.

Like a magician, she has slickly conjured up a new persona. Gone is the frequent visitor to the Obama White House who boasted about being the first bisexual elected to Congress when she was elected to represent AZ’s 9th Congressional District in 2012. Raised LDS, she is now an acknowledged atheist, who refused to take her oath of office with her hand on the Bible. She was beaten in that record by Muslim convert  U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), who took his oath on the Quran, reputedly owned by Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson purchased a copy to better understand the mindset of the Muslim Barbary pirates who were capturing American ships and holding cargo, crews and kidnapped passengers, frequently enslaved, for ransom.

Sinema, obscuring her extremist background behind a newly softened and ‘Independent’ facade, is doing her best to hide her radically leftist past. Even the word “Democrat” is missing from her ads and signs.

In her latest campaign ad, titled “Work Together,“ she declares herself the adult in the room who works across the aisle, warmly advising Arizonans to butt out after the votes are counted. They “shouldn’t have to worry about what’s happening in Washington. They should just get up in the morning, take care of their families go to work…and (inaudible). It’s our job to make sure we are we are working for them, not against them,” she says of Congress.

In our recent Mother’s Day post, we inserted a memory jogger about Sinema’s foul-mouthed deprecation of stay-at-home Moms:

An ardent supporter of same-sex marriage, she mockingly blasted women who devote themselves to their families rather than working outside the home as “leeches.” Her foul-mouthed 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 Sinema now claims to embrace, she derided conservatives as “Neanderthals.”

Having previously ran and lost as a Green Party candidate, Sinema has carefully recrafted her image. Don’t be conned. Sinema is still the same Marxist who sent May Day and Cinco de Maya greetings through ads placed in the Communist Party newspaper, People’s Weekly World, as reported in 2012 by researcher Trevor Louden on Breitbart News.

Her Senate ads are the work of professional handlers and script writers. Changeling Sinema can run, but she can’t hide.

SRAZ joins these conservatives in endorsing Dr. Kelli Ward for U.S. Senate. Her defining principles are clearly stated. She will provide a much needed senate vote for President Trump.


Vicious shenanigans abound as SCOTUS vote looms

July 11, 2018

McCain aids in partisan skew led by his Gang of 8 amnesty pal Schumer

With liberals ferociously mobilized against confirming Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, simply because he is President Trump’s nominee, the Hillary Clinton endorsing Arizona Republic jumps into the fray with an implausible report. Headlined, “How McCain complicates court process,” filled with preposterous assertions, passing as news.

Acknowledging that John McCain hasn’t been seen in the nation’s capitol since late last year, which the duo of reporters refers to as an “extended absence,” they coyly add he has “health challenges.”

If what his Scottsdale Mayo doctors termed a “significant surgery” to remove a “malignant glioblastoma” described as an “aggressive form of brain cancer,” is “a health challenge,” the reporters engage in absurd understatement.

They follow that with “there has been no widespread public demand for McCain to resign.”  It is widely acknowledged that between the absent McCain and lame-duck Jeff Flake — not running for reelection due to appalling 18% approval ratings — Arizonans have no senate representation. Flake showboats by bashing President Trump at every opportunity, often doing so on far left networks CNN and MSNBC.  Obstinate McCain hasn’t the dignity to resign.

Though he has not been seen since December, the newspaper account inanely states, “McCain cannot vote from Arizona, but has otherwise remained engaged with his job, putting out official statements and commenting on twitter.”

The fact is, his D.C. staff is still being paid and they are busily engaged on his behalf, making him appear relevant. McCain is a seriously ill man, earlier reported to be planning his own funeral. Republicans hold a razor thin 51-49 majority in the senate and every vote is needed.  Left-leaning Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) are considered pivotal as the confirmation process plays out. Democrat Senators from states that voted overwhelming for Donald Trump in 2016, face tough personal decisions, choosing to represent the voters in their states or fall in line with Chuck Schumer’s dictates and risk their jobs when they stand for reelection in November. Three Senators — Heidi Heitkamp (ND), Joe Donnelly (IN), and Joe Manchin (WV) — voted for Judge Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s previous Supreme Court nominee, last year. View the 54-45 roll call vote.

Dem duplicity is blatantly evident. When Judge Brett Kavanaugh was appointed to the U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 2006, he was confirmed by a vote of 57- 36 — 7 did not vote. Four Democrats bolted and voted with the Republicans for confirmation. View the list of senators and their roll call votes.

Donald Trump is now President of the United States. Petulant Democrats need to accept the fact that scandal-plagued Hillary Clinton lost, and lost big.