Obama: Compulsory voting would be “transformative”

March 19, 2015

Latest scheme to expand Dem voting bloc

On the campaign trail, Barack Obama vowed to “fundamentally transform America,” the most triumphant home of freedom and liberty on the planet.

His disturbing words were met with cheers by the ill-informed and poorly educated  crowds. That irrational theme wasn’t just campaign rhetoric as we have seen through his imposition of radical leftist programs and policies that fly in the face of  the Constitution since he first assumed office in Jan. 2009

Now he is hoisting the idea of mandatory voting in the U.S.  Speaking in Cleveland Wednesday, Obama said voting should be a requirement. As an example, he pointed to Australia, where citizens must vote, regardless of their knowledge of the issues or desire to participate in the process.

“If everybody voted, then it would completely change the political map in this country,” Obama said, calling it “potentially transformative.” There’s no doubt about that. As millions of prospective Democrats flood the United States, it’s not difficult to see the underlying method to his madness.

Obama used the occasion to tell the gathering that universal voting would “counteract money more than anything.” Those are fascinating views from the man who, according to the Center for Responsive Politics and the Washington Post had a mammoth fundraising mechanism replete with  Hollywood celebrities, top-level bundlers, major financial and healthcare institutions and leftwing bigwigs.

No longer a candidate, Obama appears to have developed a newfound revulsion for such influence. Acting as the hypocrite he is, Obama opposed Citizens United and other court rulings that cleared the way for super PACs and removed campaign spending limits, although he wholeheartedly embraced them in his 2012 re-election campaign. 

In Cleveland, he said he thought it would be “fun” for the U.S. to consider amending the Constitution to change the role that money plays in the electoral system.

Obama’s recent executive actions open the door to enable millions of foreign nationals access to the valid forms of identification required to register to vote, increasing the probability that they would illegally register and participate in our elections. It does happen. According to the election official in this video, “We’re not the police.”


McCain vulnerable in 2016: All eyes on Sen. Kelli Ward

March 14, 2015

Breitbart News runs this “Exclusive” report titled, “GOP Primary campaign against weakened John McCain by AZ Republicans increasingly likely.”  Conservative Republicans living in Arizona have grown ever more dissatisfied with the liberal antics of this over-the-hill self-anointed “maverick” who has not represented us for decades. The ire has erupted into censure resolutions at various county meetings and at the annual state Republican Statutory meeting of elected delegates —- who clearly have had their fill of John McCain.

Matthew Boyle, writing for Breitbart, muses that U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ CD-5) is eyeing a challenge to McCain. When Salmon considered such a run in 2010, the word in political circles was he had gotten the horse’s-head-in-the-bed message and prudently left his aspirations unfulfilled. McCain is nothing if not ruthless when confronted and has no compunctions about lying to briefly configure himself as a conservative when election season rolls around.  It would be a major stunner if Salmon throws caution to the winds this time around.

McCain wins with the votes of the state’s senior population and newcomers who recognize his ubiquitous name and have little other information. His key advantage is the disengaged, apathetic voter.

Sen. Kelli Ward is another story. An accomplished woman —- a physician —- serving her second term in the Arizona senate, she has been traveling the state, sizing up her support. Unlike McCain, who receives jeers, boos and turned backs, she has been met with enthusiastic crowds who see her conservative perspective as manna from political heaven.

Ward told Breitbart News she thinks Congress needs more doctors like her, “people in the trenches who actually want to fight Obamacare not ‘yes men’ who want to keep socializing our medical system and leading to single-payer, that’s no good for patients, no good for doctors, no good for anybody.”

Kelli Ward’s husband Mike is a surgeon as well as a Colonel in the AZ Air National Guard where he serves as Arizona’s State Air Surgeon. The couple have three children and reside in Lake Havasu City, where Sen. Ward  represents Legislative District 5.

Over two weeks ago we posted “AZ 2016 U.S. Senate race takes bright, right turn,” detailing the emergence of KelliPAC, an  Independent Expenditure Committee put together by supporters of Kelly Ward, hoping to coax her into taking on McCain.

Seeing Red AZ shares their enthusiasm. It’s time to move forward with a conservative winner.


Nat’l ID card: Hypocrisy reigns at Arizona Republic

March 12, 2015

Illegal aliens accorded more leeway than American citizens

The few remaining readers of the Arizona Republic are well acquainted with the tactic. Like a nagging shrew, repetition is the name of the game. The Sunday March 8, edition took the editorial route, rife with insults and scare tactics, beginning with the headline: “Anti-ID law brings troubles for travelers.” The opening line? “Now they’ve done it.” The fear-mongering comes with the threat of not being able to board an airplane without complying with governmental data gathering. Arizona legislators are called “paranoid,“ and compared to ”knuckleheaded teenagers,” debating “their little fist-shaking bills” and identified as “dollar-store constitutionalists” passing “lunatic legislation.”

This embarrassing attempt at journalism was followed by a March 11, ‘My Turn’ column by the policy director of the Coalition for a Secure Driver’s License in Washington, DC. He is so enamored with pro-amnesty baloney-slinging con man and state Sen. Bob Worsley, (who claimed during his campaign to favor small government) that he mentions what he calls “Worsley’s bill”  four times in two abutting paragraphs. The bill would repeal Arizona’s 2008 legislation prohibiting implementation of this massive governmental overreach.

The idea of American citizens having to produce government authorized identification is repugnant by its very nature. One that unleashes biometric mechanisms for unwarranted surveillance is reprehensible.

The national identity scheme known as REAL ID mandates that each state create a standardized electronic database of all information from every driver’s license issued.  Further, it requires each state to link its electronic database to that of every other state in the nation, effectively creating a nationwide database containing the private information of every individual with a driver’s license in the entire country.

REAL ID would become the key component of a system of identity papers, databases, status and identity checks —- in effect, an “internal passport” with the capacity to track individuals’ movements and activities.

When the issue was illegal aliens, the Arizona Republic derogatorily referred to H.B.1070 as the “show me your papers law,” since a provision allowed law enforcement to check the legal status of persons detained during investigations or traffic stops. When a much more egregious law affecting American citizens is the issue, the hypocrites at the newspaper wholeheartedly support it.

Background on this disreputable issue is fascinating and even more evidence that REAL ID appeals to no one. Arizona banned implementation of the REAL ID Act on June 17, 2008 with passage of  H.B.2677. Although all but characterized by the newspaper as arising from right-wing spew fomenting in a cauldron in the basement of the state legislature, the bill actually had widespread —- or “bi-partisan” support in the newspaper’s favored jargon. It was sponsored by leftist former state Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, now representing AZ CD 9, and former Senate President Russell Pearce, an unwavering conservative.

Further, the ban was signed at the urging of the ACLU by then-Gov. Janet Na­politano, a far left Democrat, who later, as Barack Obama’s Secretary of Homeland Security, headed the department charged with implementing the legislation. Former Gov. Jan Brewer, a Republican, opted not to partic­ipate in REAL ID. Newly elected Gov. Doug Ducey, also a Republican, has yet to address the issue. His actions will be closely watched.


Hillary fails to put lid on email scandal, meets legal resistance

March 11, 2015

“The server will remain private”

As Hillary Clinton’s nefarious email saga continues to develop, one line given as her reason for withholding personal communications is shot through with cannon-sized holes by none other than hubby Bill.  Hillary’s claim that her private server “contained personal communication between my husband and me,” was exposed as bogus by the Wall Street Journal, revealing the fact that Bill Clinton still doesn’t use email. In fact, according to the article, he has sent a total of two emails in his entire life, the initial one in 1998. As president, Bill Clinton’s first email was a message to John Glenn, as the former senator and astronaut was making a return trip to space.

And speaking of outer space, Hillary, the presumed Democrat presidential candidate did herself no favors as she took the podium, aloofly playing the role of annoyed, elitist matron, while holding a terse press conference Tuesday. She acknowledged using only a private email account while secretary of state and grandly opined that only she is the determiner of what she releases and what she deletes. “The server will remain private,” she flatly declared —- saying she turned over 55,000 emails —- neglecting to admit that she waited two months to do so and never sufficiently answering questions relating to what was contained in those she deleted.

She also said using a private server while in a high level government post was a matter of “convenience.” The physical server was on her private property. Given that the Benghazi disaster, shrouded in lies, occurred on her watch, the issue becomes: Does her “convenience” trump national security?

While snappishly answering questions, Clinton repeated that she “followed every rule,” and  “did not email classified material to anyone.” She further claimed, “For any government employee, it is that government employee’s responsibility to determine what’s personal and what’s work-related” —- knowing full well that’s not the case.

“At the end, I chose not to keep my private personal emails. No one wants their personal emails made public, and I think most people understand that and respect that privacy,” asserted the woman who has long desired to be the ultimate and unquestioned authority.

When even the left-of-center Associated Press has filed a lawsuit in D.C. today to force the State Department to release Hillary’s email correspondence and government documents, all indications point to her grandiose goals looking bleaker. The legal action comes after repeated requests filed under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act have gone unfulfilled.

 

Video H/T: Washington Free Beacon


Dems and RINOs abandoning Hillary

March 9, 2015

“Inevitable” Hillary now defined by scandals

Hillary Clinton, bafflingly considered the de facto 2016 Democrat presidential front-runner, is not getting any cover from her former senate colleague Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). Appearing Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Feinstein was asked by host Chuck Todd about the mounting and increasingly harmful reports of Clinton’s use of a private email server during her time as Secretary of State.  Though Feinstein started off saying the “situation isn’t clear,” she soon advised Clinton to “Step up and come out and state exactly what the situation is.”

FEINSTEIN: “Well actually, what I would like is for her to come forward and say just what the situation is.  Because she is the preeminent political figure right now.  She is the leading candidate, whether it be Republican or Democrat, for the next president, to be the next president.  And I think that she needs to step up and come out and state exactly what the situation is.  You know, some people say, “Well, she had a server in her…”

TODD: “You think this silence is hurting her.”

FEINSTEIN: “I think that from this point on the silence is going to hurt her.”

Appearing on the same program, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) went further, saying that neither Clinton nor the State Department should be taken at their word.

“Did she communicate on behalf of The Clinton Foundation as Secretary of State? Did she call the terrorist attack in Benghazi a terrorist attack in real time?” Graham asked. “I want to know. And the one thing I’ll never agree to is let the State Department tell us what e-mails we should receive, or let her and her team tell us. Some independent group should do that.”

Graham, an obedient McCain toady is now making noises about his own presidential run. Be assured he would never have come out against Hillary if McCain was still referring to her as an “inspiration” and “a rock star.”

Last October, we posted “Two timing McCain jilts Hillary,” which included this quote from the Arizona Republic:  “If U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham decides to run for president in 2016, he can count on the whole-hearted support of the 2008 Republican nominee, U.S. Sen. John McCain, his longtime ally on national security, immigration reform and other matters.”

The previous August, vacillating RINO McCain, called Hillary Clinton a “rock star” and said he might support her in 2016.

In the final analysis, Graham got it right on this issue. Hillary Clinton should be under intense scrutiny for her abysmal mishandling of Benghazi, where four Americans attached to the U.S. embassy in Libya, including the U.S. Ambassador, lost their lives.  Watch this video as Sen. Rand Paul skillfully eviscerates her during a senate hearing.  In contrast, her email trickery is more of the same deception Americans have come to expect from the Clinton’s.


Obama’s exec. amnesty displaces jobless black citizens

March 8, 2015

Black Americans harmed by amnesty for illegals

On the 50th anniversary of the civil rights march in Selma, Alabama, the unemployment rate among black Americans is more than twice that of white Americans (4.7%) and nearly twice the national average ( 5.5%).

The latest statistics released Friday, by the U.S. Department of Labor show the high rate of unemployment among Black Americans at 10.4 percent

Whether the overall numbers are accurate or actual unemployment figures are misleadingly massaged by the Obama administration as Jim Clifton, CEO of Gallup, opined last month —- calling the numbers “The Big Lie“ —- there is no mistaking the figures are grim for those black voters who turned out a 96 percent vote for the first black president.

In January 2013, we posted, “Illogical coalition shills for illegal immigration,” questioning why blacks would join Hispanics pushing for amnesty and promote increased job protections for illegals, as they suffer massive unemployment?

The overriding question is, why would black American citizens, who have disproportionately high rates of unemployment both locally and nationally, be among those encouraging more illegals to be given legal status — allowing them to compete for jobs these citizens need and should have?

What kind of illogical thought process would cause activists within the black community to promote an even less hospitable employment atmosphere for their own brethren struggling in a still stagnant economy?

Even more alarming is the astronomical unemployment rate among black youth, ages 16 -19, which stands at a staggering 30 percent. This Feb. 2012 Bureau of Labor Statistics report shows the numbers have been as high as 49.1%. How do these young Americans benefit from the importation of foreign illegal workers and why would Barack Obama, who pledged to fundamentally transform the United States of  America attempt to do it on the backs of his own ethnic group who are American citizens?

In his speech Saturday in Selma, Obama declared, We’re the slaves who built the White House and the economy of the South….” Today pro-amnesty advocates will push the false narrative that amnesty for illegal invaders is the new civil rights movement.

It is not.


Amnesty deceit: AZ’s U.S.senators compulsive liars

March 6, 2015

McCain and Kyl brazenly told pre-election lies — Flake later joined the trickery 

Amid the dire news bombarding us from virtually every corner we offer this bit of sardonic levity as we take a trip back in time. Just five years ago in 2010, Jon Kyl, then an Arizona senator, appeared on CBS’ Face the Nation to discuss birthright citizenship. 

The headline, “Kyl: Illegal Aliens’ Kids Shouldn’t Be Citizens,” even uses the now verboten term “illegal aliens.” Kyl said that Congress should hold hearings to look into denying citizenship to illegal aliens’ children born in the United States, as the fight over illegal immigration widened to include the “birthright” issue.

John McCain’s compliant shadow Sen. Lindsey Graham, (R-SC), said he was considering introducing a Constitutional amendment to repeal a provision of the 14th Amendment, which guarantees citizenship to anyone born within U.S. borders. Kyl cunningly admitted he suggested to Graham that Congress hold hearings, “and hear first from the constitutional experts to at least tell us what the state of the law on that proposition is.” 

A newly landed Martian tuning into the news program could be forgiven for mistaking the slickster Kyl for a conservative.

Excerpts:

“The 14th Amendment [has been] interpreted to provide that if you are born in the United States, you are a citizen no matter what,” Kyl said. “So the question is, if both parents are here illegally, should there be a reward for their illegal behavior?”

Kyl configured the issue using these words, “illegal aliens taking jobs that Americans want; immigrants posing a burden on the state in the form of education, medical care and welfare benefits; and crime.”  He even bickered with host Harry Smith who claimed that crime has had a negative correlation with the arrival of illegals. “Crime in Phoenix, for instance, is down significantly over the last couple of years,” Smith said.

“That’s a gross generalization,” Kyl shot back. “Property crimes are up. Certain violent crimes on certain parts of the citizenry are up. Phoenix is a very large source of kidnapping. It’s called the kidnapping capital of the United States because the illegal immigrants who are brought to Phoenix for distribution throughout the country are held in drop houses.”

Kyl said the law is not discriminatory. “But if you live here in Arizona you’ll appreciate the fact that we have a great tradition, particularly with our neighbor to the south, Mexico. It’s not a matter of being anti-Hispanic. It’s a matter of wanting to enforce the law.”

POLITICO noted John McCain backed altering the Constitution’s 14th Amendment.

The Hill covered Kyl’s appearance, accurately reporting the lawmakers’ statements signal that the GOP was striking a tougher rhetorical posture on illegal immigration before the November elections.

The Arizona Republic covered both Kyl’s and McCain’s newfound stances. Though the duo led the 2007 amnesty scheme known as “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” including a pathway to citizenship for illegals, they brazenly reconfigured themselves to con Arizona voters. As McCain faced reelection, he imitated a border chameleon —- until the ballots were counted.  Then he reverted to his former amnesty position.

As Jeff Flake campaigned to replace the retiring Jon Kyl in 2011, he assumed the identical position, lying through his pearly whites and incurring the wrath of the pro-amnesty local newspaper. 

The only constants are the lies.


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