McCain gets kid glove treatment from left-leaning Politico

April 17, 2015

This recent article about John McCain in Politico brings to mind the decades old couch in grandpa’s attic. It’s too outdated to be rehabbed, reeks of the mustiness of years of stagnation and its rusty springs gouge your backside if you’re not careful where you sit. No one wants it, but the idea of throwing it out somehow seems a difficult task. Uncle Earl was diapered on it when they still were made out of cloth and needed to be washed rather than tossed. Aunt Mae was proposed to on that very divan. Frantic family thought cousin Sally had been kidnapped by itinerant roofers wandering the area, when, as a toddler, she was just napping behind a back corner of the floral flounce. But finally reality has overtaken sentimentality and to everyone’s relief the relic has been moved out to the curb for pickup.

First elected in 1982, before many of Arizona’s residents were born, McCain is staring 80 in the eye. But his colossal ego can’t bear being ripped from the seat of power in DC. As he tells it, he “still has more work to do.” If he hasn’t accomplished his goals in well over 30 years, it’s time to give someone else a crack at the job.

It took two reporters to construct Politico’s McCain article. Each likely has a granddad who’s a McCain contemporary. Neither of them live in Arizona nor have a handle on the revulsion with which conservatives view McCain. The duo turn to McCain allies for substantiating comments to bolster duplicitous McCain’s bravado-packed statements. Conservatives are marginalized by being declared “tea partiers who are afraid of McCain.” Two-term state Sen. Kelli Ward, who has opened an exploratory U.S. Senate campaign, is demeaned as “little known.”  In fact, the family physician, married to a military flight surgeon has been traveling the state and being met with widespread support.

Unlike McCain, who receives jeers, boos and turned backs, Sen. Kelli Ward gins up enthusiastic crowds who see her conservative perspective as manna from political heaven. McCain has previously relied on 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. He carried his home state of Arizona by the slimmest of margins when running against Obama in 2008.

Well connected to the lobbyist money machine, he also uses his operatives to engage in the most loathsome version of politics. GOP members of the congressional delegation are not demurring in mounting a challenge to him because they respect him. They are staying put because they’ve all seen “The Godfather” and remember the message sent by the horse’s head in the bed scene.

The 1,150 to 351 censure vote against him by elected state committeemen at the 2014 Republican statutory meeting resulted in an orchestrated effort played out by his surrogates to oust longtime conservatives from the party ranks. He now has a chokehold on the state GOP, with ambitious chairman Robert Graham obediently falling in line.

According to Politico, these are merely “hardball tactics that seem to spook would-be challengers.” Only low information voters could possibly take that sentiment at face value. John McCain is a liberal poser who cloaks himself as a “maverick.” His viciousness is legendary and makes his renown salty speech pale in comparison. He does not represent Arizona or the Republican Party platform. Like the musty old divan, crusty McCain needs a curbside reality check.


Prez candidates vie for deprived, minority status

April 16, 2015

Tea and crumpets lose out to tortillas, chitlins, latkes, and fry bread

Among 2016 American office seekers a new absurdity is taking hold.  It has suddenly become déclassé to be white or privileged. The need to rid oneself of such foul roots has become as necessary as wiping dog droppings off the soles of your crocodile Gucci’s before venturing into a grande maison.  

Presidential candidates are stumbling over themselves to find a shred of convincing minority status to make themselves more appealing to the voters who put Barack Obama in office —- twice.

If they don’t have actual deprivation credentials, they willingly manufacture them. Thus white-bread, blue-blood candidates like Jeb Bush —- whose mother attended elite schools and can trace her family roots back to President Franklin Pierce —- “mistakenly” registered to vote in 2009 in Florida listing his ethnicity as Hispanic. He also forgot his father’s heritage.  The 41st President George H.W. Bush traces his family back to American colonists, attended the tony Phillips Academy in Andover Massachusetts and followed his own father to Yale.

Now BuzzFeed News is reporting that Hillary Clinton —- whose vocal dexterity enables her to emulate what she regards as a “black accent” at will —– has devised her own bogus heritage saying “all of my grandparents, you know, came over here.”  Videos and documentation on BuzzFeed reveal an entirely different set of facts.

“Her grandparents always spoke about the immigrant experience and, as a result she has always thought of them as immigrants,” a Clinton spokesman attempted to feed BuzzFeed News.

Since Hillary’s lie was laid bare, that equally deceptive answer should settle the deliberate pretense, or so she hopes.

Hillary will do whatever she thinks it takes to sway votes her way. CBS News reported that while campaigning for a U.S. senate seat in 1999, she even contrived a Jewish grandfather in New York City where she thought such a revelation could help her garner votes. Max Rosenberg was later revealed as her grandmother’s second husband with no blood line connecting him to the desperately hilarious Hillary.

Although Jeb Bush’s outlandish ethnic claim appears to be an anomaly among Republicans, Democrat woman have cornered the market on such bizarre declarations. As far back as 1986, while she was still a professor at the University of Texas Law School, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren intentionally requested special treatment by falsely self-identifying as a “Minority Law Teacher.” Breitbart fills in the gaping holes of her absurd story alleging Native American status. 

This morning Wayne Allyn Root, writing for Townhall compares Hillary to Richard Nixon calling her “Tricky Dicky Hillary.” The comparison is unfair to Nixon —- a Quaker who was raised in a family with five boys that barely scraped by, in a 900-square foot home his father built from a mail-order kit.  Nixon didn’t have to contrive a hardscrabble history.

Going into this campaign season, we’re going to need very large scoreboards to keep track of the impoverished candidates and their ethnic whoppers. 


Elephant-in-the-room issue no presidential candidate touches

April 15, 2015

New presidential candidates emerge nearly daily to tell Americans of their vision on every issue from foreign policy, the national debt, jobs, education, energy independence, health care, crime, the growing racial divide and instability in the Middle East. But these important topics all take a back seat to the major one that no one addresses.

The reputable Judicial Watch reports that Mexican authorities have confirmed that ISIS is operating a camp just a few miles from El Paso, Texas. The linked article is a must read.

In September 2014 Bloomberg News covered the fact that Islamic State extremists were discussing infiltrating the U.S. through our southern border with Mexico. Francis Taylor, under-secretary for intelligence and analysis at the Department of Homeland Security, told a Senate committee that Sunni militants have been tracked on social-media sites.

In May 2011, Seeing Red AZ posted the fact-filled Hezbollah on our doorstep: Radical Muslims in border towns. The post includes a photo dating back to 1980, showing extremist Hispanic members of the anti-American MEChA meeting with then-PLO leader Yasser Arafat, with a picture of the Ayatollah Khomeini staring down from a place of prominence on the wall.

Then hop over to WND’s 2001 report ‘Arab terrorists’ crossing border. It is more relevant than ever, noting there has been a “tremendous increase in OTM’s (law enforcement’s term for ‘Other Than Mexicans’). Illegals from the former Soviet Union, Asia, and the Middle East are joining the flood of Mexicans, Central and South Americans — all slipping in through our incredibly accessible and porous Southern border. Apprehensions have included illegals from the Sudan, Iraq, and even Iran.” Arabs are learning Spanish in order to blend in with the Hispanics. 

ABC 10 News in San Diego filed this report detailing the long-established foothold the Shi’a Muslim terrorist group Hezbollah has in the adjacent border town of Tijuana. This report was dated May 4, 2011. At that point, the terrorists had been in the town an estimated 15 to 20 years. Among the group’s deadly attacks were the bombing the U.S. embassy in Beirut and Israeli embassy in Argentina.

It’s difficult to come to terms with the fact that  those who were toddlers during the horrific events that resulted in the deaths of 3,000 people on September 11, 2001 are undereducated young adults today with little knowledge of what befell us as 19 Islamic terrorists hijacked and commandeered commercial airliners into NYC’s World Trade Center Towers. Those murderous assaults were part of a series of four coordinated attacks, hitting the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and taking down a plane over Pennsylvania as they sought to strike fear into the heart of America. Not only is the topic oddly neglected in schools across the U.S., but those who are running for the highest office in the land have given it short shrift.

The imminent threat is worthy of discussion.

 


So who is Marco Rubio?

April 14, 2015

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is the latest announced 2016 Republican presidential candidate. At 43, he brings youthful vigor and promises of a “new American Century.”  What he is telling us is he is not a retread Bush or Clinton. He declares, “It begins now.”

There’s much to agree with as he makes his case. He urges a strong stance against a nuclear deal with Iran. Rubio wisely wants to bolster our national defense. He says he has a plan to eliminate the $18 Trillion national debt. Who can argue with his desire to restore the American Dream? Like most conservatives, he’s pro-life and a Second Amendment supporter. He even promises to cut taxes. These are all worthy goals. The trick is how to implement them.

A bit of background: Rubio’s parents immigrated from Cuba in 1956 and are naturalized U.S. citizens. He was born in Miami, Florida. His wife’s parents are from Columbia. In his religious life, he’s been all over the map. He speaks of his Catholic faith although he also attends a Southern Baptist church. As a child, he was baptized a Mormon and was active in the LDS faith through his early adolescence.

But it’s his divergent and facile views on illegal immigration, the DREAM Act, guest worker program and even Arizona’s SB 1070 that tell a convoluted story. Although he says he doesn’t support amnesty, he repeatedly falls back on the old saw, that “our immigration system is broken.” He also calls it “antiquated” and in need of “modernization.”

.In April 2012, Juan Williams interviewed Marco Rubio on these issues. The following year Rubio eagerly signed on with senate amnesty supporters —- Arizona’s duplicitous John McCain, Jeff Flake and Lindsey Graham (SC) as part of the “bipartisan” Gang of 8. For many conservatives, that blunderous association was a defining moment. Also onboard were leftist Democrat Senators Dick Durbin (Illinois), Chuck Schumer (NY), Robert Menendez (NJ), and Michael Bennet (Colo).

With presidential aspirations front and center, Rubio has since tried to reverse his commitment to the 2013 “comprehensive immigration reform bill” that contained a pathway to citizenship for illegals. The bill passed the Senate but failed in the GOP-controlled House, where the politicians then opted for a “piecemeal” approach, thinking we don‘t know incrementalism when it looks us in the eye. 

Americans are hungry for honesty. We haven’t seen it in six years. This is the time to closely examine the candidates as they announce. America’s future is at stake. The question to ask is, “Can Rubio be trusted?”


A.J. LaFaro dispels Robert Graham’s myth on closing Primary

April 13, 2015

Read LaFaro’s letter to members of AZ GOP Executive Committee

A resolution to close the Republican Primary will take center stage at the upcoming Arizona Republican Party Committee meeting, Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the state GOP headquarters.

The rift over this issue centers on McCain-aligned state chairman Robert Graham wanting to allow registered Independents to continue to vote in Republican primary elections and the grassroots conservative base of the party who view this intrusion through the prism of teams allowing their adversaries to choose their players preceding the opening season.

As reported in the Arizona Republic, John McCain was quoted as saying, “I don’t agree with it [closing the primary] because I think we’re a big-tent party.” McCain added, “We want more people. That’s what Ronald Reagan was all about”  Of course McCain got that wrong. This is what Reagan actually said

“A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs which must not be compromised to political expediency, or simply to swell its numbers.” *

Arizona Libertarians were successful in their lawsuit to retain the right to close their primary to registered Independents.

McCain’s support of allowing liberal elements to infect the GOP election process makes perfect sense, since he needs covert votes to blunt the impact of conservatives who will surely vote against him.  McCain was the object of an embarrassing censure at the Statutory Republican meeting of statewide elected state committeemen in January 2014. This past January, McCain was booed and met with turned backs as he attempted to address them. His payback was to employ operatives to oust longtime conservative precinct committeemen from the party ranks and replace them with compliant McCain supporters.

Additionally, Graham is taking the unusual step of closing the Saturday meeting.

This letter to the members of the AZ GOP executive committee sent by immediate past Maricopa County Republican Chairman A.J. LaFaro lays out the case in detail.

*Let Them Go Their Way speech

  Second to last paragraph

  March 1, 1975,  2nd Annual CPAC Convention


McCain urged IRS to target conservatives

April 12, 2015

And you thought McCain had confined himself to purging conservative elected Precinct Committeemen from the Arizona Republican Party *

The Washington Examiner headlines, “Sens. McCain and Levin urged IRS to target Tea Party, conservative groups,”  and follows up with this blockbuster report. It’s doubtful you’ll find this revelation in the pages of the Arizona Republic newspaper.

Excerpted from the report:

According to Judicial Watch officials who obtained the latest batch of documents after a federal judge issued a court order in one of the Judicial Watch’s lawsuits about the IRS’ abuses, “A May 1, 2013, email exchange between Lois Lerner and other top IRS staffers revealed that 11 days prior to Lerner’s admission that the IRS had “inappropriately” targeted conservative groups, she met with select top staffers from the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee in a “marathon” meeting to discuss concerns raised by both Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) that the IRS was not reining in political advocacy groups in response to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Senator McCain had been the chief sponsor of the McCain-Feingold Act and called the Citizens United decision, which overturned portions of the Act, one of the ‘worst decisions I have ever seen.'”

 * McCain operatives have worked to eradicate conservative PC’s in a concerted effort to replace them with mavericky moderates after McCain was embarrassingly censured by elected Republican state committeemen in 2014. This year many committeeman booed McCain and others turned their backs to him as he addressed the gathering.


Octogenarian McCain tottering for reelection

April 8, 2015

It would be difficult to top Matt Drudge’s witty headline, “McCain to seek re-re-re-re-re-election,” but one small correction is needed. The senior senator allegedly representing Arizona is actually seeking his sixth term, meaning yet another “re” should be added.

McCain’s announcement speech was fittingly given before a gathering of pro-amnesty Chamber of Commerce enthusiasts lunching Tuesday at the posh Arizona Biltmore Resort. McCain was introduced by his sycophantic doppelganger Jeff Flake, whom McCain lavished with praise —- not for any accomplishments —- but for his supposed good looks. He got no, “Aw shucks, sir,” in response from the agreeing junior senator.

In his speech, McCain feigned concern about citizen frustration over a variety of issues, but specifically stated, “Arizonans are frustrated by the federal government’s chronic inability to secure our southern border.” After likening himself to Ronald Reagan, he mentions God and somberly declares his work isn’t finished.

You can’t beat that with a stick!

The fact is, John McCain has been a Washington, D.C. insider since 1982 when he was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1986. If he was effective and actually worked with the Republicans under whose banner he runs, instead of continually aisle-crossing to collude with the Democrats, the frustration levels would be far less profound.

Despite his pre-election rhetoric, the censured John McCain has never had any intention of providing actual border securityNeither has Jeff Flake. Immediately after the 2012 election, the duo were start-up members of the “Gang of Eight” teaming with a couple of other Republicrats and quartet of liberals attempting to legitimize throwing open America‘s doors to welcome illegal invaders. 

John McCain, unable to gracefully retire and filled with rage against the audacity of any challengers, will be 80 years old as he campaigns for another six-year term to undercut America.

We have a much better alternative. Meet state Sen. Kelli Ward.


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 358 other followers