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?

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Lying McCain fails America again on Obamacare repeal

September 23, 2017

John McCain actually made repealing and replacing Obamacare a cornerstone of his 2016 reelection campaign

Friday was notable for John McCain reprising his previous showboating tactics honed in July when his was the vote that brought down legislation designed to repeal and replace Obamacare — an issue on which Republican leaders have promised their constituents for seven years they would deliver relief. It was such a compelling issue, McCain used it as the bedrock of his 2016 reelection campaign. But Arizona’s Senior Senator (ASS) has no core beliefs and usually sways with the Democrats when the votes are tallied.

Senate Minority Leader — liberal New Yorker — Chuck Schumer, called McCain’s defection “courageous.”

If ”courageous” McCain spent any appreciable time in Arizona or cared enough to be informed, he would know that premiums on Barack Obama’s signature heath care legislation have skyrocketed 116 percent in the state into which he carpetbagged to launch a fresh life and political career in the 1980s.

A bit of background on the unsavory McCain: He used the family connections of his then-new wife Cindy, to gain access to Charles H. Keating, Jr., chairman of Lincoln Savings and Loan, who became his benefactor. As a quid pro quo, McCain sought favors for Keating bringing in four Democrat senators to assist. All but two of those entangled in what became known as the Keating Five Scandal — a crisis which cost American taxpayers $3 billion, ended their careers. Only the carefully crafted “heroes” survived: Astronaut John Glenn and John McCain. Approximately 23,000 Lincoln bondholders were defrauded and many investors lost their life savings. The generous political contributions Keating had made to each of the senators, totaled $1.3 million.

With his second vote against repealing Obamacare on Friday, McCain said he could not “in good conscience” vote for the legislation. In actuality, he doesn’t have to concern himself with such mundane matters. He accesses the first class care for his malignant brain tumor at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale.

Blaming his age and grim prognosis for his betrayal of the American people and the political party under whose banner he has made a name for himself is too simplistic. Younger and healthier, his collusions with the left on issues from amnesty for illegal invaders of the United States to campaign finance laws that benefited liberal candidates, have characterized him. In one minute, Tom DeLay, former House Majority Leader, clearly defined McCain in 2008. McCain’s deceit has only worsened in the intervening years. His obsessive jealousy and deep-rooted hatred of President Trump drives him today.

Here is John McCain at his lying best when in campaign mode. In 2016. John McCain actually ran on repealing Obamacare. Here he is debating Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick and arguing for repeal:


New healthcare reform bill: Relying on McCain is a fool’s errand

September 22, 2017

AZ’s Senior Senator (ASS) remains too consumed with jealousy over Trump’s presidential victory to honorably function on behalf of those he’s supposed to represent

Arizona’s Senior Senator (ASS) John McCain, 81, who with a dramatic thumbs down motion reminiscent of the Roman emperor Caligula denying mercy to a wounded gladiator in the arena, took time from his treatment for an  “aggressive malignant brain tumor” to cast the deciding vote, torpedoing Senate Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare.  With his self-serving negative end of July action, in an obviously rehearsed betrayal, ASS afforded himself another opportunity to lob a jab at President Trump — though negatively affecting millions of Americans with his pettiness. In ASS’s bitter world, revenge takes center stage, regardless of the consequences. 

A new plan is on the table. Sens. Lindsey Graham, (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy, M.D., (R-LA) are prime co-sponsors of the proposal that would shift health-care spending currently earmarked for Obamacare, Medicaid expansion and health-care exchanges from the federal government to the states through a system of block grants. Graham-Cassidy would also eliminate the individual mandate, requiring people either carry insurance or pay a fine. Acquaint yourself with the legislation to reform health care and read the comments of supporters — all included here.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, a longtime McCain ally, has announced he’s on-board with the plan, saying in a statement, “Graham-Cassidy is the best path forward to repeal and replace Obamacare.”

Will it make any difference that Graham, McCain’s closest senate comrade, is a co-sponsor? Although McCain functions from his visceral core that is devoid of reason, Ducey is sending him a message to support this replacement effort that carries a Sept. 30 deadline for passage, when rules preventing a Democrat filibuster will expire.  Just as last time, when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell held up action awaiting McCain’s arrival in DC, every vote counts. It remains to be seen if ASS will revert to anti-Trump jealousy mode again and gum up the works. ASS is on record saying, he might “reluctantly” support the bill, although, to no one’s surprise, the Republicrat, self-anointed “maverick” prefers a “bipartisan” approach. 

Following Ducey’s announcement ASS said he was “still very frustrated” with the process and was “not ready to announce a decision to vote for it.”

Expect nothing from ‘Focus-On-Me’ McCain and you’ll never be disappointed.


McCain feigns shock over Trump’s deal with Dems

September 13, 2017

John McCain‘s blatant hypocrisy exceeds rational bounds

Claiming “I haven’t seen anything like it before,” John McCain, Arizona’s Senior Senator, (ASS) is bewildered by President Trump’s recent decision to strike a deal with Democrats. The jointly agreed upon legislative package added over $15 billion to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, extended the debt ceiling, and funded the federal government until December.

“Haven’t seen anything like it before,” McCain was recently quoted as saying. “I have no way of divining his motives. I’m a pretty intelligent guy, but I don’t understand this.”

This self-described “pretty intelligent guy,” who graduated at the bottom of his U.S. Naval Academy class, either doesn’t look in the mirror while shaving or has developed a severe case of amnesia. His entire congressional career has been spent colluding with Democrats on legislation abhorrent to grassroots Republicans.

McCain has craftily cultivated his maverick” persona to provide a flamboyant glibness to his deceit.

When President Trump responded to increasingly incendiary nuclear threats from North Korean madman Kim Jong Un, John McCain .wasted no time in issuing criticism, saying, “I take exception to the President’s comments because you’ve got to be sure that you can do what you say you’re going to do. In other words, the old walk softly but carry a big stick.” McCain joined Democrats who claimed Trump’s comments were “unhinged.”

That is until double-talking McCain issued his own threats, saying “Kim needs to know that if he acts in an aggressive fashion, the price will be extinction.”

Although Pat Buchanan’s commentary, “What McCain Means,” was written in 2008 during McCain’s failed presidential bid, the issues remain relevant. 


Jared Kushner needs a new day job

September 10, 2017

Senior Lightening Rod isn’t working out

Breitbart News reports on the disturbing back door alliance between President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and liberal Democrat Sen. Dick Durbin, a longtime amnesty advocate. 

A senior adviser to the president, Kushner heads the newly created Office of American Innovation, He has been acting as a conduit, aiding Durbin in lobbying the White House to support the illegal DACA / D.R.E.A.M.E.R.s.  Kushner also arranged phone calls between Durbin and then-Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, who now serves as Trump’s chief of staff.

And whadda’ya know?  John McCain’s best bud and traveling companion Lindsey Grahamnesty was in on the scheme. In the report, he’s fittingly described as “liberal Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham.”

Breietbart’s Neil Munro couldn’t be more correct as he writes:

“That amnesty-for-border-security deal is a long way short of Trump’s campaign promise of an effective border wall and is also very far short of his advocacy for the popular Raise Act merit immigration reform. The Raise Act would reform the nation’s immigration laws to help raise wages and opportunities for the 320 million Americans who dream of better lives for themselves and their children.”

Arizona’s Senior Senator (ASS) John McCain and his fellow Republicrat Jeff Flake were the architects of the failed Gang of 8, another amnesty maneuver put together in Jan. 2013 immediately after Flake barely squeaked into the senate by a mere 3 points. The treacherous twosome teamed up with Sens. Lindsey Graham (SC), Marco Rubio (Fl) and four Democrat Sens. including Dick Durbin (Illinois), Robert Menendez (NJ), Chuck Schumer (NY), and Michael Bennet (Colo) — all integral to the nefarious cabal of amnesty plotters.

Menendez currently on trial, indicted on 14 counts of corruption, is being defended by a lawyer who actually claims the charges “could be an attack on Hispanics.”

….and so it goes.

 


Guns, ammo ordered confiscated by Gov. of Virgin Islands

September 7, 2017

Using Hurricane Irma as an contrivance for infringing on Second Amendment rights, Kenneth Mapp, Governor of the American Virgin Islands and also the territory’s Commander-in-Chief of its National Guard, has ordered the Guard’s Adjutant General, Col. Deborah Howell, to seize privately owned arms and ammunition. 

In this peculiar letter* filled with pomposity, verbosity, and frequent references to “me,“ Mapp cites numerous titles and codes as well as “Rules of Force” for this “emergency mission.”

Mapp wrote that the order was issued under authority of Virgin Islands Code, Title 23, Chapter 19,  and insisted it is necessary “to maintain the health, welfare, and safety of the people of the Virgin Islands.” The adjutant general is given the right to “take whatever actions she considers necessary to carry out the assigned missions.”

Mull that one over.

The governor issues big orders and until a “compromise” with the legislature causing him to vacate his $12,500 a month rental estate in 2015, he also lived big. No shrinking violet, Mapp maintains a  grand view of the scope of his authority. When the senate refused to confirm his 11 cabinet members, he simply redesignated and renominated each of them as acting commissioners.

Mapp might well think the hurricane already touched down when he faces the force of the NRA.  Chris Cox,  NRA-ILA executive director, makes it clear that the NRA is ready to use a lawsuit to stop Gov. Mapp’s order:

“People need the ability to protect themselves during times of natural disaster. This dangerous order violates the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens and puts their lives at risk,” Cox said.

“When 911 is non-existent and law enforcement personnel are overwhelmed with search-and-rescue missions and other emergency duties, law-abiding American citizens must be able to protect their families and loved ones. The NRA is prepared to pursue legal action to halt Gov. Mapp’s dangerous and unconstitutional order.”

Cox’ full statement can be read in NRA Condemns U.S. Virgin Island Firearm Confiscation Plan.

Background on the U.S. Virgin Islands can be found here.

* H/T Daily Caller


Pres.Trump disappoints: Kicks DACA can down the road & UPDATE

September 5, 2017

Unenforceable DACA rewards, incentivizes lawbreakers

This morning at 5:04 ET the President tweeted: “Congress, get ready to do your job –DACA!”

Kicking the DACA can to congress is pure folly. The Republican dominated congress couldn’t even repeal Obamacare.

Some background: The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals scheme, (DACA) was put into effect in 2012 by Barack Obama via his left-handed signature on an unconstitutional executive order. (Video of Obama repeatedly stating he was unable to do what he did.) With the stroke of a pen, he erased deportation concerns for an estimated 800,000 so-called “DREAMers,” all of whom merely had to claim they were brought into the United States before age 16 by their illegally invading parents .In order to qualify for this absurd generosity, they must have been age 35 or younger as of June 2012. Since such claims are unverifiable, attempts at enforcement of the program becomes nothing short of an utter mockery of  our legal system. How does the US enforce an ‘honor system’ on dishonest invaders?

DACA’s actual goal was expansion of the Democrat base, rendering the Republican Party a Whig-like political relic.

The bottom line is a sovereign nation ceases to exist if it has no enforceable border and its immigration policy is based on nefarious schemes masquerading as empathy. Offering rewards and incentives to those who disrespect our laws is irrational public policy.

On Saturday, our postSupporting DACA is ultimately suicidal,” outlined objections to this farcical program that rewards illegality.  President Trump was elected, in large measure, 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.

Conservative commentator Laura Ingraham said it best: “His instincts politically when he ran for president were frankly brilliant. He beat the Bushes, the Obamas, big business, the media,” Ingraham said. “He beat them all, not by moving to the middle on all the issues.”

Mr. President: Decisive action is not always easy, but it must be taken. Your loyal conservative base expects nothing less.

Sept. 5, 2017: Letter to Elaine C. Duke, acting Secretary of Homeland Security from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Sept. 5, 2017: Memorandum from US Dept. Of Homeland Security on Rescission Of Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Sept. 5, 2017: Attorney General Jeff Sessions speech on DACA

H/T:  BigMamaTEA