Jeb! proves he’s politically tone deaf

June 29, 2015

Besides being an establishment backed RINO, Jeb! is also tone-deaf. Sunday, fearful about his prospects of coming in ahead of the Republican pack in the campaign donation department, Team Jeb! sent out two desperate calls for money before the FEC filing deadline for this quarter, which ends midnight Tuesday.

The first email solicitation was a colossal blunder. The subject line was “¡Todos por Jeb!” or “All for Jeb!” for English speakers. The message addressed in McCainese to “Friend,” was signed by Jeb’s Mexican-born and raised wife Columba, who stresses the importance of the “deadline.”

Within short order, that email was followed by another, also sporting the “Friend” salutation from George “P” Bush, the lawyer son of Jeb! and Columba — still quaintly using a last name —  who is laying his own political groundwork having been elected as the Texas Land Commissioner. “P” writes, “I know mom reached out, but I wanted to follow-up. Dad needs your help, no two ways about it. This is the first deadline of the campaign, and Dad is going to have to disclose just how many people are supporting his campaign — everyone will be watching,” implores “P.”

He says we must do our “duty to support Dad before this critical end-of-the-month deadline.”

Then comes the threat: ”There are only two outcomes when midnight Tuesday rolls around:

  1. We’ll hit our goal and send the other campaigns a clear message of our strength. 
  2. We’ll fail and send a message to Hillary that we’re not serious: that the path to the White House will be unobstructed.

Message to ”P”: At last count there were a dozen other Republicans besides your Dad who have thrown their hats in the ring. This is not a Jeb!/Hillary face-off.

Jeb! the third Bush presidential aspirant has marginalized himself with his support of Common Core and calling the illegal invasion “an act of love.“ He actually said the issue “shouldn’t rile people up.”  As if on cue, John McCain’s doppelganger Jeff Flake agreed with Jeb!, praising him for having “the guts to say it.” 

Even establishment Republicrat Karl Rove, who has taken his losing battle of bashing conservatives on the road, conceded that Jeb Bush was not artful (sly enough) in those remarks. 

We can do better. Jeb! is a Bush too far.


Blind rogue elephant makes deals with Obama, tramples Americans

June 27, 2015

Although former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO) is at his best in this exposé on the House GOP sellout on immigration bills, the information he delivers is alarming.

Breitbart’s Big Government carries Tancredo’s warning about the House immigration bills slated to be debated on the House floor sometime after the July Fourth recess. Tancredo describes them as ranging from “deficient to disastrous,” with many “deeply flawed.”

He writes, ”Speaker Boehner and his team have no intention of allowing strong immigration enforcement bills to come to a vote on the House floor. The reasons for this continued stupidity are as transparent as they are onerous. The House Republican leadership continues to misread and misunderstand public opinion and the nation’s strong desire for both secure borders and interior enforcement.”

Tancredo notes there are “10,000 potential terrorists entering the country annually.” That’s the number of border crossers entering the United States each year from countries on the official government list of state sponsors of terrorism.

He concludes, “There are two serious obstacles to passing meaningful immigration bills out of the Republican-majority US House of Representatives. One is the duplicitous marauder who lives in the White House, and the other a blind rogue elephant on Capitol Hill.

Knowledge is power. We urge you to read “Tancredo: House GOP preparing to sell out on immigration bills.”

Then, first thing Monday morning, contact your Republican members of congress and let them know you’ve had enough. More than ever, in these perilous times, we deserve secure borders and actual enforcement.


A glimpse into the convoluted thinking at the AZ Republic

June 24, 2015

U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake has oddly found himself on both sides of the “political fallout” in the Charleston “church slayings.” That‘s according to the erratic Arizona Republic newspaper’s Page One, above-the-fold article. Flake was one of myriad national office holders and candidates who once accepted campaign donations from a man now identified as the founder of a white rights organization —- since being mentioned in the rabid ramblings of the cold-blooded murderer who slaughtered nine people in a prayer service last week.

Those who read this blog know we hold Flake and his mentor John McCain in low esteem. In that regard, we are not alone. The duo has the worst polling numbers in the country. But it is outside the realm of reasonableness to taint Flake with allegations of racism for accepting the contribution. His office issued a statement saying he would donate the money to a fund set up to aid the church. There’s a lot to dislike about the flaky Flake, but making this link is a stretch too far.

What we do find peculiar is this bizarre aid and comfort provided Flake in the same newspaper.  The brief piece referring to Flake’s “humane immigration reform” [read: amnesty] is written by none other than Phil Boas, director of the editorial department, who presides over the nearly daily decimation of his own wife’s father, Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Boas writes, “Flake has dedicated his career to pursuing humane immigration reform while challenging conservatives to update their views on the issue.” He also gives Flake bonus points for voting for the confirmation of the exceedingly problematic Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General.

When it comes to racism and Flake, it’s his son Tanner who is the offender. In 2013 teenage Tanner was the subject of our post “Generational Flakes.” The younger Flake was exposed for his online spew of vile racist, anti-Semitic, and homophobic slurs. BuzzFeed has more here. For his vulgar rants, there was no woodshed or even a pretense of one for the arrogant brat. Jeff Flake apologized for his son, teaching him that getting off easy is easy when your dad is a U. S. Senator.

That doesn’t make Jeff Flake a racist either. Just a self-absorbed flake who let an important teachable moment pass.

 

 

 


AZ U.S. Senate race 2016: What’s wrong with this McPicture?

June 23, 2015

McCain_2016_military_ad

After over three decades in congress, John McCain is reportedly not in a hurry to get his 2016 reelection campaign underway. He claims not to be worried about a credible conservative challenge, yet his ad campaign is already up and running. And where else but on conservative sites where he vainly tries to refurbish his very tarnished image.

Conservative precinct committeemen of his own party were the ones who repeatedly censured him in county meetings across Arizona. In 2014 elected statewide delegates overwhelmingly voted this censure resolution against McCain. The final vote was 1,150 in support with only 351 opposed. The following year the delegates’ ire had not abated. He was met with boos and turned backs. Many walked out as he took to the podium.  In retaliation, his surrogates worked with an out-of-state Obama donor to purge the GOP of conservative activists.

This past week, visits to the Drudge Report and Breitbart News brought up an ad announcing, “John McCain continues the fight for our veterans and military members.  Join us.” A click on the link asks for help with his campaign.

Though the nearly 80-year-old McCain has long shown signs of memory loss, most of the rest of us have our cognitive faculties intact. As examples, we recall the following:

This Oct. 16, 2011 article in Military.com titled, “ McCain Okay With Cutting Military Benefits,” tells a different story. The Army Times and the Navy Times substantiate the report.

Then watch his Feb. 2, 2008 performance, as he disgracefully insults and shuts down Delores Alfond, Chair of the National Alliance of Families, seeking information about American POW/MIAs unaccounted for since their service in Vietnam.

If John McCain actually cares about veterans and military members, he has a strange way of showing it. Conservatives are hoping Dr. Kelli Ward, a two-term state senator with an impressive bio will challenge the devious dodger.

Her concern for the military takes root in her own home. Ward, a family physician, is married to Michael Ward an Emergency Medicine physician. He is a Colonel in the AZ Air National Guard and currently serves as Arizona’s State Air Surgeon. Kelli and Mike have three children.

Dr. Kelli Ward offers a conservative choice. The thought of six more years of the egocentric John McCain, who will celebrate his 80th birthday before Election Day in 2016, is more than most thinking Arizonans can tolerate.

Yet in words that sound like more of a threat than a promise, McCain chillingly tells us, “The reason why I want to seek re-election is that there’s a lot more to do, both for Arizona and the country.” 

God help us.


Jeb!’s Hillary problem

June 18, 2015

Interchangeable GOP and Dem retreads each drop their toxic last names hoping to dupe voters

It’s difficult to imagine a more effective campaign ad. For America has nailed it with “Unelectable” —- following up with this series of reminders.

 

 


CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield’s ‘apologies’ still miss the mark

June 16, 2015

Appalling comment should result in her dismissal

After first flippantly stating she “misspoke,” CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield on Monday finally used the word “apology.”

This past Saturday, the experienced reporter enthused over a man using an armored vehicle to launch a gunfire attack against the Dallas Police Department headquarters as “courageous and brave.”

After facing a storm of criticism, the newly anxious Whitfield announced, “I understand now how offensive it was.  I misspoke, terribly. I misused those words terribly and I sincerely apologize for making this statement and I understand now how offensive it was.” She added, “I want to reiterate that in no way do I believe the gunman was courageous or brave. I sincerely apologize.”

Also on Monday, Dan Patrick, the Lieutenant Governor of Texas, wrote this letter to Jeffrey Zucker, President of CNN, regarding her shameful remarks. Lt. Gov. Patrick requested that CNN remove Whitfield from her news host duties for her obvious disrespect of the men and women serving as law enforcement officers around the nation.

Just a simple question, Ms. Whitfield: Why do you “understand now how offensive” your words were, when a couple of days ago they suited you just fine?

(Videos of Whitfield’s initial and subsequent statements can be viewed by clicking on the links.)


Obamatrade: Republicrats indistinguishable from Dems

June 11, 2015

Breitbart’s Big Government exposes U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as “Pelosi-esque” on fast-tracking and passing Obama’s clandestine trade scheme.  “It’s declassified and made public once it’s agreed to,” Ryan said of Obamatrade in Rules Committee testimony.

Rational Arizona voters, this is where the rubber meets the road. Watch the votes on this deceptive measure and cast your votes accordingly when these go-along-to-get-along colluding phonies come up for reelection. Anyone who supports this measure is not worthy of being returned to congress.

This is how Seeing Red AZ characterized this massive and disreputable power grab which gives Barack Obama irreversible authority since treaties supersede statutes under the U.S. Constitution. Be sure to watch the J.D. Hayworth interview in which Dick Morris exposes the indefensible components of what is being blandly characterized as a Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). 

Observer News reports that foreign governments are paying former U.S. Senate leaders to sell TPP.  Tom Daschle and Tony Podesta, brother of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta, been paid handsomely to counsel Japan on U.S. policy. Other nations involved in the treaty have also hired similar high-profile consultants and lobbyists.

All the rest of us have to persuade congress are our voices and our votes.

Regardless of where you live, here is the contact information.

Act now! Time is running out.


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 370 other followers