Trump-hating AZ Republic focuses on “The Wall”

September 25, 2017

Many of us remember a John Hershey novel as required college reading. ‘The Wall,’ set in the WWII era was not a new publication, but the chilling account of the monstrous, dehumanizing evil of the Warsaw ghetto and the valiant efforts to escape the Nazi’s “final solution,” captured our attention.

The same title has been co-opted for an ongoing series in the Periódico de la República (Arizona Republic), long committed to amnesty for illegals and an open southern border.  Gannet, the parent company of the Republic and USA Today — which also owns  myriad other left-leaning publications — has  given this continuing, collaborative report daily Page One status.

The driving force behind the series is, of course, President Trump and his focus on border security, stemming from his campaign promise to build a wall. That issue resonated with American voters who ultimately put him in office. The Hillary Clinton-endorsing leftwing media, (scorecard under link) including the Arizona Republic, was stunned as the numbers came in on election night. This account by Dan Gainor details the shock, which he correctly assesses as the media’s ‘primal scream.’

The series offers a litany of reasons why the wall is a terrible idea. If one doesn’t appeal, there are plenty of others to choose from. Reader alert: Be aware the newspaper uses the terms “migrant,” “undocumented” and “immigrant” when referring to illegal aliens.

Although the report assures that illegal border crossings are down, it oddly claims deaths of “migrants” are on the rise invading  what it refers to as our “imaginary border.”

Fencing, we are told, may inhibit drug trafficking, but won’t stop it. Using that convoluted logic, an open border is the way to go. These are definitely the spirited entrepreneurs we should welcome into the United States.

Tribal members whose land abuts the border in some locations, are opposed to the wall because it may encroach on sacred ground. Since sacred land takes a back seat to tribal casino operations, opening secure gambling establishments in these spots should solve the problem.

Scare tactics include the claim that tomatoes may cost more — a problem easily remedied by growing your own.

An even more novel opposition to the wall centers on biologists’ concerns that jaguars (cats, not cars) may “become extinct in the U.S. without a connection to Mexico.”

A Coyote, the well-paid transporters of illegal aliens flooding the United States. says the price he charges illegals to cross the border fence from Mexicali, Mexico, to the U.S. has gone up as border security has increased, The ridiculous article’s conclusion? He’s “not worried about the border wall, the border wall will make him rich.”

The latest segment is titled, “Who will really pay for President Trump’s wall?” What the República fails to grasp is that the wall is not Trump’s. He was elected by Americans who desire the security provided by an impenetrable barrier.

In the Sunday edition of the newspaper — as though there is no other news affecting Arizona — the entire 12-page Valley and State section of the newspaper is devoted to coverage of “The Wall.”

A recent article was headlined, “Phoenix composting program is suffering from low participation.’ Help it get on its feet.  If you still subscribe, drop your newspapers in a collection bin.  Then call to cancel. Think of the exhilaration of starting your day without having your intelligence insulted.

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All time first: AZ Republic runs an aditorial praising McCain

September 24, 2017

No, that is not a misspelling.  It’s our description of what we found looking for Sunday’s editorial in the Arizona Republic.

There it was, a full page topped by the all capitalized words in bold type:

P R I N C I P L E D

L E A D E R S H I P

The princely accolade is following by a  seven-and-a -half-inch square photo of pre-brain surgery scarred John McCain.  Directly below that is a paragraph from “Arizona’s health care  and business leaders” heaping praise on  Arizona’s senior senator (ASS)  for his  desire to work with the Democrats on health care reform in what these “leaders” call a bipartisan manner in “adopting lasting and meaningful health care reform.”

You know, exactly as Barack Obama and the Democrats like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi did when they shoved Obamacare down America’s throat. In the intervening years since the massive government overtaking of healthcare was passed, Arizonans have seen a dramatic 116 percent rise in premiums — which the “leaders” have either overlooked or actually don’t care about.

Following the praiseful paragraph is a Sept. 22, 2017 quote from McCain which the “leaders” say they couldn’t agree with more. It was taken from his speech following his second vote against President Donald Trump’s efforts to follow through on his campaign promise to “repeal and replace” Obamacare.

McCain, who was embarrassingly trounced 52.1 to 44.5 when he ran for the presidency in 2008, is still smarting over President Trump’s overwhelming victory over Hillary Clinton. Both McCain and Jeff Flake voted for the scandal plagued liberal Democrat, saying they could not support Donald Trump — though he emerged victorious from a Republican primary field of 17 contestants.

The besotted signers on the aditorial must have short memories. Just last year, running for another 6-year senate term at age 80, McCain campaigned on repealing and replacing Obamacare. Were they happy with him then or did they vote for Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick who supported Obamacare?


Amid gender lunacy, leftist dad screws with kindergartner’s mind

September 21, 2017

Before Olympic gold metal-winning decathlete Bruce Jenner became Caitlyn in the summer of 2015, the term “transgender” was an unfamiliar one. It was boldly introduced with a Vanity Fair magazine cover of a sultry Jenner, the father of four and step-father of four others, in a white, form-fitting swim suit. Dark, shoulder hugging tresses and professionally applied makeup caused Americans to do a double take scanning the magazines in the check out line. The photo was captioned “Call me Caitlyn.” Jenner was 65 at the time.

Over the past couple of years, the words ‘transition’ and ‘gender fluidity’ have been debuted by the LGBTQ community  If that acronym is unfamiliar, count yourself as antiquated.

In the wake of this “awakening,” pronoun police emerged, demanding an end to personal pronouns denoting gender.  ‘He’ and ‘she’ are doomed to extinction, replaced with ‘they’ and ‘them.’ But it gets even more convoluted as the University of Tennessee (Knoxville) Office for Diversity and Inclusion reveals with this chart consisting of an entirely new, unpronounceable,  gender neutral vocabulary.

The issue took off in Target stores, with protests over unisex dressing rooms and restrooms allowing men to use the urinals with girls in plain sight. The stores also eliminated labeling toy and bedding sections as appropriate for girls or boys. An economic boycott ensued and the stock plunged.

“Misgendering,” another  previously unknown word, can be the cause of transgender activists’ outrage as noted in this Phoenix New Times report.

Now we are being introduced to children barely past toddler-hood, whose parents are encouraging them to be “who they are,” boys who want to be girls and vice versa.

The issue has spawned a library of books aimed at “Pre-K”  children, barely out of diapers — titled,Teaching Kids About the Fluidity of Gender and the Importance of Acceptance.”

It’s against this backdrop we read an Arizona Republic article by parent Robert Chevaleau,My transgender daughter was forced to leave her school.”  It begins with the words, “My daughter is lucky” —  and ends with the same four words. He is describing his five-year-old kindergartner, “determined to learn to learn to lace up her own shoes” — who was previously his son.

Supportive and open-minded Dad, in his capacity as president of the Arizona Trans Youth and Parent Organization — AZTYPO — is making the rounds. Here is an article in the Phoenix New Times describing the family dynamics and — to no one’s surprise — his “major disappointment” when Donald Trump was elected.

It’s not much of a surprise that left-lurching politics is the back story to this sad tale.

 


Republic reporter does double duty as Flake flack

September 19, 2017

Sinking in the polls, Jeff Flake is in real trouble

Dan Nowicki knows his days of slavishly covering John McCain are coming to an end. Now 81 and suffering from an aggressive form of brain cancer, McCain spends his waning days bonded to a very un-statesman-like role of Trump-basher-in-chief. Never having recovered from an embarrassing  drubbing during his 2008 presidential bid, he’s unable to reconcile the fact that a Washington outsider was victorious when he, the ultimate insider with 35 years in DC, was not. Using Barack Obama’s tactics of bashing America while in foreign countries, McCain shamefully attacked President Trump while attending an economic summit in Italy recently.

Junior Senator Jeff Flake has alienated the very Republicans he needs as he runs for his first senate reelection, with polling numbers in the toilet. He’s written a 140-page pamphlet masquerading as a book titled, “Conscience of a Conservative,” blatantly plagiarized from Barry Goldwater’s 1960 book. It was written two years before Flake was born, so the marginal Flake probably thinks no one will be the wiser. The sole purpose of Flake’s effort is to hammer President Donald Trump. Flake, who has never been accused of being an intellect, is too dense to comprehend that he is also painting the Republicans he needs to support him as fools, since they overwhelmingly put Trump over the top. Flake wouldn’t know about the massive turnouts for Trump’s valley appearances, since he refused to attend.

Major sources have taken note of Flake’s disastrously low  polling numbers. Townhall pulled no punches with,Uh Oh: Poll Has Sen. Jeff Flake Trailing GOP Primary Challenger By 14 Points.” The Hill wrote,” Poll: Flake’s approval rating in Arizona at 18 points.” Breitbart News headlined, “Exclusive — Jeff Flake Underwater: Poll Shows Kelli Ward Opening Up More-Than-25-Point-Lead In Senate Race With Year to Go.

But reporter Nowicki soldiers on singing the anthem from Jeff Flake‘s desperate playbook, ignoring the obvious as he attempts to position President Trump as imitating Flake‘s positions. It doesn’t work, Dan. The president recently described Flake as “Weak on crime & border!“ Even the newspaper you work for was so stunned by his previous campaign-related amnesty turnaround, that it blasted him as “a mere politician — no longer a statesman.”

Flake is exceedingly vulnerable. He was not swept into the senate by a groundswell in 2012 despite assists from John McCain and retiring Jon Kyl. He won his initial senate race by a mere 3 percentage points. That was before his loud refusals to either endorse or vote for the Republican presidential nominee, and his anti-Trump publication.

In a blunderous description reminiscent of failed presidential candidate Jeb Bush, who said illegals aliens come to America as an “act of love” — Jeff Flake now calls these same foreign invaders who disregard our sovereign border, “Americans by choice.” Jeb favored a “pathway to citizenship” to allow those here in violation of the law to “come out of the shadows.” At the time, Jeff Flake praised the absurd contention that breaking our laws was “an act of love.”

Dan Nowicki might think that’s practical political posturing. Most of the rest of us think it’s traitorous and unworthy of a candidate running to represent the people of Arizona in the 100 member senate.

 Dr. Kelli Ward is the actual conservative in Arizona’s U.S. Senate race.  Acquaint yourself with her principled positions on the issues. Send her a donation. Unlike Jeff Flake, she is not beholden to DC amnesty lobbyists. Arizona deserves better than Jeff Flake.


DACA:Trump disappointingly pivots goes “bipartisan”

September 14, 2017

AZ Chamber’s Hamer hammers on behalf of illegals

 DACA, the acronym for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is getting a lot of play these days, mostly attempting to strum on citizens’ heartstrings with sympathetic stories of the “plight” of the so-called D.R.E.A.M.E.R.s.

It is, in fact,  a program thrust upon us as an illegal executive order (video) by Barack Obama, and is nothing less than a frontal assault on the Constitution and the rule of law. Since its inception in 2012, DACA has granted more than 800,000 recipients renewable, two-year work permits and a reprieve from deportation proceedings. A toothless “remedy,” it purportedly applies specifically  to illegals brought to the United States by their illegally invading parents before they were 16 years old. In order to qualify for this absurd generosity, they must have been age 35 or younger as of June 2012. There is no way to verify their claims, which makes enforcement of the program a complete farce — resulting in astronomical fraud rates.

Donald Trump was elected by Americans who believed his promise to secure our border, build a fortified fence and not offer incentives to invaders. His get tough on illegal immigration message was as effective and compelling as his economic message in resonating with American voters, propelling him to the front of the line of 17 GOP presidential candidates in 2016. Last week when he cut a disastrous deal with “Chuck and Nancy,” we took him to task for bending to the Democrat minority leaders’ whims.

Now the relationship appears to be ongoing. On Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi once again emerged from a meeting with President Trump sporting smiles. It’s being reported their ‘New  Deal’ specifies bipartisan legislation called the DREAM Act that provides eventual citizenship for illegals claiming they were brought here as children.

“We agreed to enshrine the protections of DACA into law quickly, and to work out a package of border security, excluding the wall, that’s acceptable to both sides,” Pelosi and Schumer said in a joint statement.

Sorry folks.  It’s not “acceptable” to conservatives who worked to elect Trump. Rewarding demands and civil unrest staged by non-citizens  —  is not how a Representative Republic functions.

This past week The Arizona Republic newspaper once again leaped into full-blown Periódico de la República mode, giving prominence to a report titled,Arizona business leader wants Congress to legalize DACA recipients.”

And who might that “business leader” be?

None other than the reliable voice of illegal labor profiteers, Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Glenn Hamer, who Seeing Red AZ has covered previously. Two links are included in the post, Glenn Hamer: Heretic betrays GOP again, which follows Hamer’s career path from executive director of the Arizona Republican Party to endorsing radically left-wing Democrat Janet Napolitano for governor. Anything for a buck, as the saying goes.

It’s critically important to recognize the fact that these are not benign business leaders looking to grow their entities, but hard-hitting,  nefarious actors.  In July 2007, Seeing Red AZ exposed the left-of-center Arizona Chamber of Commerce’s announced plans to target Republican state lawmakers who were instrumental in guiding theFair and Legal Employment Act (more commonly known as the Employer Sanctions law) to passage.

 


Donald cuts disastrous deal with “Chuck and Nancy”

September 8, 2017

Decision described by GOP leadership insider as a “total victory” for the Democrats

Why would a Republican President who has the benefit of Republican majorities in both the U.S. House and Senate feel the need to make a no-win deal with the most obstinate of liberal leadership?  President Donald Trump did just that on Wednesday as he ceded incalculable power to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

They are called ‘Minority Leaders’ because their party is not in control. That renders the duo the president chummily calls “Chuck and Nancy,” second stringers.

Unable to fully absorb the enormity of President Trump’s actions, SRAZ waited a day, then two,  to post about this needless collusion. The passage of time has done nothing to bring about any appreciable comprehension or lessen the ire created by the deal that put liberals at the helm of the ship of state that is commanded by a Republican president.

As a business entrepreneur Donald Trump was well known for saying he “loved the art of the deal.” In 1987 he co-authored a book titled,The Art of the Deal.” Now, 30 years later he sits in the Oval Office, put there by American citizens who were fed up with liberals in control. Yet in this budget and debt limit deal, President Trump not only gave the left the upper hand, he allowed them to set the stage for passage of the nightmarish D.RE.A.M. Act as they claim victory.

Gloating Pelosi and Schumer released this joint statement:

In the meeting, the President and Congressional leadership agreed to pass aid for Harvey, an extension of the debt limit, and a continuing resolution both to December 15, all together. Both sides have every intention of avoiding default in December and look forward to working together on the many issues before us. As Democratic leaders, we also made it clear that we strongly believe the DREAM Act must come to the floor and pass as soon as possible and we will not rest until we get this done.

Don’t blink. It’s becoming difficult to keep up. This is the nightmarish D.R.E.A.M. Act  alternately known as DACA.

An excellent analysis describing conservative bewilderment is provided by Conservative Review. Take a few minutes to read Chris Pandolfo’s Unforgivable: Donald Trump just made Chuck Schumer POTUS.


Farcical Flake fishes for puny funds as lobbyists keep him flush

August 31, 2017

Vast amount of his support comes from lobbyists, not the home folks

Have you received Jeff Flake’s latest solicitation email? His campaign is approaching what he calls his “end of the month fundraising goal,” and he says he wants to “check in” and “reach out.” He even calls us “friend” in a John McCain-like manner. Though he lives in a gated community far from the riff and raff, Flake even veers into corn-pone land with the salutation of “Hey,” as in “Hey Friend.”

Then comes the closer. You know…the car salesman time squeeze, telling you this extraordinary deal has a deadline. Flake gives us just 48 hours to hop aboard his ready-to-implode train. He tells us he only needs 18 supporters to help him reach his goal and advises recipients they don’t want to miss the opportunity to help him reach it. The best part of his financial fakery/campaign con is the tricky plea, “Every little bit makes a difference.” Then he asks for us to “chip in” with  $5 $10 or $25.

If 18 folks were to give Jeff the Jester $5, that would give him the princely sum of $90 bucks, surely enough to clear any hurdles. Especially as his latest FEC filings dated  01/01/2017 to 06/30/2017 show him a year out from the election having spent nearly half a million on operating expenses, mainly lodging, food and cabs.

But not to worry. His coffers are filled with $4,374,137.00 — over four and three-quarters of a million dollars. Additionally, Jeff Flake for U.S. Senate, Inc., (yes, it is a business) shows $527,428.00  in “transfers from other authorized committees,” (read: “lobbyists’) —  including  $262,015.20 from Cindy Hensley McCain’s Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc Political Action Committee.

Flake is doing just fine without receiving $5, $10 or $15 from those who are just scraping by. Does he  really need 18 donors to give him five bucks in the next 48 hours— a whopping $90? The vast majority of his donors fork over $2,700 a pop.

Lobbyists support Jeff Flake because he was one of them. Flake has no core. Prior to his political career, Flake worked as a lobbyist and registered foreign agent for Rossing Uranium — one of the world’s largest suppliers of nuclear fuel — which operates a mine in the African country of Namibia where Flake did his LDS mission. Flake earned a substantial salary opening doors in D.C. and promoting the firm with deep financial ties to terror-sponsoring Iran.

In 2012 exhibiting pretzel-like repositioning on IranFlake was running to replace the retiring Jon Kyl. The League of Conservation Voters Victory Fund and Majority PAC launched an $800,000 television ad campaign outlining the risks of sending former uranium mining lobbyist Jeff Flake to the Senate.

Dr. Kelli Ward is the principled conservative in the 2018 AZ U.S. Senate race. Unlike Jeff Flake who refused to vote for Donald Trump, she stands with President Trump. She deserves our support.