Sellout Paul Ryan delivers Obama’s $ trillion+ Christmas gift

December 18, 2015

Omnibus giveaway puts Americans at further risk

If you bought into the fallacy that U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan would be the optimum replacement for former House Speaker John Boehner, this morning’s edition of Breitbart will disabuse you of that notion.

As was reported in this revealing and detailed article Wednesday, Ryan’s first major legislative achievement is a total and complete sell-out of the American people masquerading as an appropriations bill. Each of these programs, the outrageous spending, and the horrendous implications are given coverage in this must read post:

(1) Ryan’s Omnibus Fully Funds DACA

(2) Ryan’s Omnibus Funds Sanctuary Cities

(3) Ryan’s Omnibus Funds All Refugee Programs

(4) Ryan’s Omnibus Funds All of the Mideast Immigration Programs That Have Been Exploited by Terrorists in Recent Years 

(5) Ryan’s Omnibus Funds Illegal Alien Resettlement

(6) Ryan’s Omnibus Funds the Release of Criminal Aliens

(7) Ryan’s Omnibus Quadruples H-2B Foreign Worker Visas 

(8) Ryan’s Omnibus Funds Tax Credits for Illegal Aliens

(9) Ryan’s Omnibus Locks-In Huge Spending Increases

(10) Ryan’s Omnibus Fails to Allocate Funds to Complete the 700-Mile Double-Layer Border Fence That Congress Promised the American People

Since assuming the role of Speaker, Ryan has grown a beard. Is it to hide his shameless actions or to show solidarity with the unable to be vetted Syrians given a pass in the $ trillion omnibus bill he shepherded through congress?

Consider the fact that his slippery charlatan was Mitt Romney’s 2012 Vice Presidential running mate. No wonder political outsiders have appeal as thinking Americans consider who will next occupy the White House in these increasingly perilous times.


Clyde, the unwitting Lynch-pin of racism

December 10, 2015

Political correctness goes awry as historic college Pres. Clyde A. Lynch gets kicked to the curb

Nearly 160 years ago Charles Dickens wrote A Tale of Two Cites. The opening paragraph of the novel began with these words: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity……

We’re not going highbrow on our readers today, but Dickens’ words can’t be improved upon when it comes to the lunacy taking place at Lebanon Valley College in rural Pennsylvania. LVC is a small, Methodist-based, private liberal arts institution that is obviously taking the word ‘liberal’ far too seriously.

The 1,600+ undergrads also appear to have too much time on their hands. The students are now demanding that administrators rename a building long known as “Lynch Memorial Hall,” due to the negative racial overtones of the word “lynch.” Imagine the chaos that would ensue if a building was named after U.S. Supreme Court Justice Byron White. Will they demand the recall of U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, a black woman?

In a nation focused on Jihadist terror attacks, led by a president who governs via executive orders bypassing congress and shredding the Constitution, buried under insurmountable debt, leaders who worship at the debatable altar of global warminger…climate change, a still flaccid economy and shaky employment realities, it would appear these leaders-in-training would have other concerns.

The campus building was named to honor Clyde A. Lynch, who was president of Lebanon Valley College from 1932 until his death in 1950. The students, however, claim his name is offensive since the term ‘lynch’ recalls late 19th century hangings of mostly black men by lawless mobs.

The name change was included on a list of demands the students presented to school administrators, including “a more diverse curriculum, more sensitivity training for staff and regular surveys of the racial climate on campus.”

It appears as though the Office of  Multicultural Affairs already deals with those issues and more, veering off into Diversity La-La Land.  Priorities include the importance of instructing on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, physical and mental ability, religion, culture, and age. In other words, the things that divide rather than unite us. How did previous generations ever learn when they concentrated on studies and didn’t venture into “exemplifying inclusive excellence by fostering an environment of advocacy, support, and awareness within the realms of social justice”? 

Among the full-time students this year 83.6 percent are white, 5.2 percent are Hispanic, 3.1 percent are black, 2.4 percent are Asian, 2.2 percent are two or more races, 0.3 percent are international students and 0.2 percent American/Alaska natives.

Who’s doing the grousing?


GOP lures AZ Navajos: Dems take state senate hit

November 24, 2015

The newest Republican on the Arizona political scene is state Senator Carlyle Begay, (LD7)  a Democrat who officially switched affiliations and joined the GOP Monday. Begay, a Navajo from Ganado represents a rural district which encompasses Navajo and Hopi reservations. Gov. Doug Ducey welcomed Sen. Begay with this statement.

In announcing his decision, Begay released this powerful explanatory video, “Change Must Happen Now,” in which he states the Republican Party is the party of progress and opportunity. Troubled by the failing education system, high dropout rates, crumbling infrastructure and staggeringly high unemployment rates in Arizona’s tribal communities, Begay says he’s found it is the Republican Party which has been willing to work with him to address these issues of concern.

Shawn Redd, a Republican businessman, is running for  the U.S. House of Representatives in Arizona’s massive First Congressional District. Redd is also a member of the Navajo Nation making him somewhat of an anomaly in his community, where tribal members lean Democrat. 

Other announced GOP CD1 candidates include Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, former Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, AZ House Speaker David Gowan, and rancher/businessman Gary Kiehne. 

Unlike on-again, off-again Democrat U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick — elected in 2008, losing in 2010 and reelected in 2012 — now stepping down from the House seat to run for the senate, Shawn Redd doesn’t have to learn to speak the Navajo language. He describes himself as both a conservative traditionalist and a realist who examines the issues and keeps an open mind when developing workable solutions. Shawn Redd’s website can be viewed here.


Govs: Public safety trumps political correctness

November 17, 2015

AZ Gov. Doug Ducey makes proper decision regarding “refugee” resettlement

In the aftermath of the ISIS-led synchronized slaughter of innocents at numerous sites in Paris on Friday, and the recent downing of a Russian commercial airliner, Gov. Doug Ducey has issued this prudent statement regarding the resettlement of unvetted Muslims claiming refugee status in Arizona:

“Given the horrifying events in Paris last week, I am calling for an immediate halt in the placement of any new refugees in Arizona. As governor, I am invoking our state’s right under 8 USC, Section 1522 (a), to receive immediate consultation by federal authorities per the United States Refugee Act, and that the federal government take into account the concerns and recommendations of the state of Arizona as they are required to under federal law, in our efforts to keep our homeland safe. I also call on Congress and the President to immediately amend federal law to provide states greater oversight and authority in the administration of the placement of refugees. These acts serve as a reminder that the world remains at war with radical Islamic terrorists. Our national leaders must react with the urgency and leadership that every American expects to protect our citizens.”

With Ducey’s announcement, Arizona joins a growing list of states that have rejected the relocation of middle easterners claiming refugee status: Alabama  Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin have all announced their intentions to opt out.

Despite a  new  ISIS released video vowing an attack on Washington, D.C,  Barack Obama, speaking in Turkey, said that “the United States has to step up and do its part.”  Obama plans to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees now, with thousands more to come.

Some Democrat governors also voiced support for the “refugees.”  Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said his state ‘“will continue to welcome those seeking refuge from persecution, regardless of where they come from or the religion they practice.” Democrat Govs. Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania and Dannel P. Malloy of Connecticut also said their states will have open door policies. New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan, a Democrat, joined her Republican colleagues.

U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, (R-Penn), appealed to Gov. Wolf in a letter urging him to reconsider his position. “’I write to urge you in the strongest terms possible to reconsider your plans to accept the so-called ‘refugees’ fleeing Syria and welcome them to Pennsylvania,” Barletta wrote, noting his position on the House Committee on Homeland Security and suggesting it’s best to wait to accept refugees “until a security apparatus is in place.”

In June, U.S. House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) sent this prophetic letter to Barack Obama and ranking members of the administration, expressing his concerns regarding resettlement of thousands of potential Islamic extremists.  

Foolishness is one thing.  Democrats appear to revel in needlessly imperiling American lives.


Ken Bennett, Paul Babeu relocate to run in CD 1

November 6, 2015

Ken Bennett the guitar strumming politico resigned his position as chairman of Republican Legislative District 24 in Phoenix earlier this week to devote more time to his candidacy for the U.S. House in Congressional District 1. Bennett, a former Secretary of State and failed 2014 gubernatorial candidate has recently worked as a lobbyist for the state court system followed by a stint with SDB Contracting Services — but its the political arena that he craves.

The longtime Prescott resident has moved frequently of late as he sought various political posts. Most recently, he has  taken up residency in Maricopa, AZ as he readies for his latest adventure.

Though he announced his intent to seek the congressional seat in July, Bennett’s congressman website remains oddly devoid of any information, though it does have the all-important donation page.

In addition to House Speaker David Gowan, other Republicans in the race are Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, who strolled the Arizona/Mexican border with John McCain in 2010, aiding McCain’s deceitful ‘complete the danged fence” reelection charade. Immediately after the ballots were counted, McCain and Jeff Flake formed the “Gang of Eight” pro-amnesty cabal in which they colluded with the most liberal of Democrats. Marco Rubio, now a presidential candidate, was an eager participant.

Now Babeu has also moved to facilitate his CD 1 race. Only rancher and business owner Gary Kiehne actually has generational roots in the district.

The First Congressional District seat is open since incumbent Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick is running for the U.S. Senate, challenging McCain. Seeing Red AZ strongly supports conservative Dr. Kelli Ward in that crucial senate race.


No news to print? Non-announcements work

November 3, 2015

Christine Jones, who lost the six-way Arizona GOP gubernatorial Primary Election to Doug Ducey by over 20 percent, tells the increasingly devoid of news daily she will not campaign for the 9th Congressional District in 2016. The Congressional seat is currently held by uber-liberal Democrat Kyrsten Sinema, warmly endorsed by the Arizona Republic in 2012.

Referencing CD 9, Jones said, “Although [it] appears eminently winnable, pursuing a seat in Congress at this time is not the highest and best use of my time.”

While she indicated she’d be open to looking at the race again in the future, Jones neglected to say how she’s currently making the “highest and best use” of her time.

We have to hand it to Christine Jones for contriving such a clever political strategy. Few would-be contenders would wait until a vulnerable congressional newcomer is more deeply entrenched before mounting a challenge. Ms. Jones obviously has a plan, as evidenced by her too-late-to-be-a-viable-contender, non-announcement braggadocio. She’s just holding it close to her vest.


GOP leadership collude with Obama, Dems on budget

October 28, 2015

This is why “political outsiders” Donald Trump and Ben Carson are surging

Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) released this statement Tuesday. It came in response to Senate Majority Leader McConnell and lame duck House Speaker Boehner’s budget deal with lame duck President Obama and Congressional Democrats to extend Washington’s failed spending policies another two years.  Cruz called the grand bargain a slap in the face for conservatives and a victory for the Washington Cartel:

“For anyone wondering about the source of the American people’s volcanic frustration with Washington, one need look no further than so-called ‘Republican’ majorities in both houses of Congress increasing the budget and our debt by more than $400 billion. It’s ridiculous, deceitful, and a disgrace.

Make no mistake: the Speaker’s golden parachute is a victory for the Washington Cartel, for the politically connected elite, and for big business and lobbyists who get in bed with career politicians to grow government. Unfortunately, it is a loss for single moms, for Hispanics and African Americans, for small businesses, and for all of those hardworking Americans who can’t afford expensive lobbyists and are hurting the most under the Obama Administration’s failed policies.

No one in Congress who campaigned on stopping President Obama’s runaway spending and debt should vote to advance or pass this golden parachute that gives Obama and Boehner nearly everything they want. This budget completely annihilates the 2011 budget caps, the one successful attempt at spending restraint in the Obama era. We should never default on our debt, but this deal suspends the debt ceiling, saddling future generations with the bill for our reckless spending, while making no meaningful reforms to the programs driving our runaway spending.

President Obama and Speaker Boehner are heading into retirement. Some people get a gold watch. Obama and Boehner are settling for at least $80 billion in additional spending and debt above the budget caps. Unfortunately, our children and grandchildren will be left to foot the bill long after they are gone.”