Jeff Flake colludes with liberals on gun control

June 22, 2016

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It’s Jeff Flake — back to his “bi-partisan” antics. Here he is, hard at work with Democrats and Republicrats to rein in our Second Amendment rights. Flake was also integral to pushing amnesty for illegal invaders as a fixture of the Gang of Eight —- along with John McCain, Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin and a load of other unsavory left wing types. As a member of the U.S. House, Flake labored tirelessly alongside Illinois Democrat Luis Gutierrez promoting amnesty to “turn more red states blue.”

The aptly named and ambitious Flake — with strong Libertarian leanings — has run as a Republican because he knew that provided the direct route to the rarified Club of 100 — the U.S. Senate. As a close Obama associate who has traveled with him  to Kenya and Cuba and is a regular basketball playing chum, Flake has honed progressively close Democrat ties. Posing this question to Jeff Flake was met with stony silence.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest intimated Tuesday that Republicans are cowards for opposing Monday’s gun control proposals. Jeff Flake, who the Arizona Republic newspaper denounced as a “coward” for his campaign-related vote opposing background checks in 2013, as it lavished praise on John McCain, who it claims, “did not fail” as “one of just four Republicans who dared follow their conscience on this bill.” McCain was complimented for taking the path “of the maverick once more.”

Now it’s Jeff the Flake who has done a stunning about-face as he shreds Second Amendment protections with proposals that would not have prevented the Orlando massacre perpetrated by an ISIS inspired terrorist who praised Allah in his call to police.

Photo credit: Reuters/Yuri Gripas

H/T Commenter Doc


AZ Nat’l Committeeman Bruce Ash urges violence against Trump staff

June 22, 2016

After serving in the position of Arizona’s National Committeeman for nearly a decade, establishment crony Bruce Ash is showing signs of a serious disconnect with reality. His haughtiness has now warped into the category of disgraceful embarrassment as Ash calls for Trump staffers to be shot execution style “in the back of the head,” due to what he believes is their gross incompetence. Ash made the comment during an appearance on Tucson Talk Radio Station KVOI.

The Daily Caller reports on Ash’s outrageous comments linking to a report in the Arizona Daily Independent which carries the audio.  This isn’t Ash’s first round of thuggery. Seeing Red AZ reported on Ash’s outrageous 2014 call for conservative radio talk show host James T. Harris to be “kneecapped” because he did not support the establishment candidate — now U.S. Rep. Martha McSally — as she campaigned for a seat in AZ Congressional District 2.

Conservatives have viewed Ash with suspicion since his 2011 eleventh hour decision — widely seen as a contrivance — to abandon the race for AZ GOP Chairman citing health issues that didn’t keep him from his business duties or cause him to abandon his post as National Committeeman. With amazing speed, Tom Morrissey was recruited and won as a write-in candidate, soundly trouncing the McCain supported candidate.

The brash Ash has all too clearly demonstrated he’s no longer worthy of holding a leadership post within the GOP and should heed the mounting calls to step down.


It’s not about guns, but senate missed the message

June 21, 2016

Begin by turning off spigot of unable-to-be-vetted “refugees” from terror sponsoring countries

Disarming Americans is tough work. The U.S. Senate spent Monday evening trying to enact controls on the Second Amendment rights of American citizens in response to the most recent ISIS inspired massacre in Orlando.

Political shenanigans were the order of the day in an effort to constrain law-abiding citizens as those elected to represent us pursue their bizarre scheme ostensibly to “prevent further mass shootings.” Heritage Foundation offers a far superior plan on how to prevent another domestic terror attack: “Implement counter terrorism policies.”

The executive director of the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA), Chris W. Cox, summed up the farcical maneuvering with these words:

“Today, the American people witnessed an embarrassing display in the United States Senate. President Obama and his allies proved they are more interested in playing politics than addressing their failure to keep Americans safe from the threat of radical Islamic terrorism.

We all agree that terrorists should not be allowed to purchase or possess firearms. We should all agree that law-abiding Americans who are wrongly put on a secret government list should not be denied their constitutional right to due process. These are not mutually exclusive ideas.  It is shocking that the safety of the American people is taking a backseat to political theatre.”

Cox’ full statement can be read here.

Erich Pratt. Executive Director of Gun Owners of America, sent this letter to Senators, which included a survey of over 15,000 law-enforcement personnel illustrating that our first responders believe that armed civilians, not gun control, will make Americans safer. 


Countering “violent extremism” bill scrubs Islamic component

June 18, 2016

Intentional omissions of words that matter leave us all more vulnerable

As ISIS operatives are acknowledged to be exploring new ways of expanding terrorist attacks in the U.S. and internationally, a toothless bill that has had three previous incarnations has reared its head again, just in time to coincide with election season and provide talking points to the homies.

Given the calculated-to-appeal title of “Countering Terrorist Radicalization Act,”  H.R. 5471  authorizes the formation of a Counterterrorism Advisory Board tasked with issuing terrorism alerts.

Admit it. Don’t you feel safer already?

This posturing is in response to the Orlando terrorist attack that left dozens dead and wounded. Unfortunately, the bill, which passed the House on Thursday, is neither a serious response nor will it help make our country safer. Yet it is now headed to the Senate. The “violent extremists” are never identified. Not a word relates to curbing the continued flow of unable to be vetted “refugees” from terror sponsoring nations.

Daniel Horowitz writing for Conservative Review explains the contorted language Republicans use in  refusing to acknowledge the fundamental component of Islamic terror. Be sure to check out the chart titled, “Disappearing Language of Terror.”

Robin Simcox’ excellent commentary for the Heritage Foundation is titled, “The Unmentionable Origins of Terrorism.” 

Rest assured the bogus HR 5471 allows for “no additional funds” to be authorized to carry out this Act or the amendments made by this Act.” Why would it need funding? It does nothing and says less.


Left has the answer to radical Islamic terrorism

June 15, 2016

In the aftermath of the latest carnage perpetrated by radicalized Muslims residing in the United States, count on liberals to come up with an answer: Repeal the Second Amendment.

The Founders got it wrong, don’cha know?

And Barack Obama still views identifying the radical Islamic terrorists by name as abhorrent. In the aftermath of the deadly terror attack on an Orlando nightclub, Obama and the Left continue to blame guns, not the radicalized Muslim gunman who called 911 and pledged his allegiance to ISIS minutes before opening fire.

David S. Cohen, a constitutional law professor at Drexel University‘s Thomas R. Kline School of Law, demeans the quaint reverence Americans have for the Constitution, saying the “Second Amendment is outdated, a threat to liberty and a suicide pact,” and “must be repealed.” 

This is the endless tape on which the volume is turned up to fever pitch whenever gun related violence takes place.

Cohen and a co-author Krysten Connon wrote a book titled “Living in the Crosshairs: The Untold Stories of Anti-Abortion Terrorism”—  proof that he is familiar with the word “terrorism.” but through a skewed prism relating to a pro-life stance. Cohen and Connon actually use the phrase “abortion care,” saying “providers” of such care are terrorized every day.  Get it?  They are referring to the abortionists, not the innocent human babies whose live are snuffed out for convenience by these “care” givers.

The Boston Marathon bombers used two pressure cookers to kill 3 and main 264 on a lovely Spring day.

Timothy McVeigh detonated a homemade fertilizer bomb in a rental truck at the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City killing 168 and injuring 684.

The terrorism that took nearly 3,000 lives on September 11. 2001 involved 19 committed Islamic extremists commandeering commercial airliners and flying them into the Twin Towers in New York City, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field, after heroic passengers fought to keep that plane away from the Capitol and White House. 

Using the skewed logic of the left, airliners, pressure cookers, rental trucks and fertilizer should be outlawed — keeping us all so much safer.

 


Americans becoming more wary

June 14, 2016

Confidence in many established institutions dropping like a rock

Trust in banks, organized religion, news media, and congress fell significantly during the past decade, according to this recent Gallup survey.

The report reveals Americans clearly lack confidence in the institutions that affect their daily lives: the schools responsible for educating the nation’s children; the houses of worship that are expected to provide spiritual guidance; the banks that are supposed to protect Americans’ earnings; the U.S. Congress elected to represent the nation’s interests; the news media that claims it exists to keep them informed and the judiciary which is supposed to render unbiased decisions. The U.S. military remains held in high regard as does law enforcement and big business.

 The nearly across-the-board decline in trustworthiness of these previously solidly respected institutions has given rise to an increasingly jaundiced view, culminating in higher levels of distrust.

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Seeing Red AZ is conducting our own poll, with this two-pronged question: Where has your level of confidence fallen most significantly, and why? We’re also interested in our reader’s solutions.


Romney turns on Trump

June 12, 2016

Is religion the back story?

In 2012 GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney happily accepted Donald Trump’s endorsement. Romney, in fact, described himself as  “delighted,” “honored” and “pleased,” calling the occasion “one of the things you just can’t imagine happening in your life.” An effusive Romney added, “Donald Trump has shown an extraordinary ability to understand how our economy works,” citing Trump’s record as a job creator. He concluded, “it means a great deal to me to have the endorsement of Mr. Trump.” 

Trump was a generous donor to Mitt Romney’s campaign.

How the beneficiary of Trump’s generosity has turned in just four short years! Now with Trump the Republican presidential nominee, Romney appears on CNN — liberalism’s media heartland — to tell “Situation Room” host Wolf Blitzer that Trump’s election could legitimize racism and misogyny, ushering in a change in the moral fabric of American society, and bizarrely declaring “I don’t want to see trickle-down racism.”

Romney who now refers to Trump as “a phony, and a fraud,” and sounds as through he shares a brain with the marginal Jeff Flake, says “I don’t intend on supporting either of the major party candidates at this point. I’m certainly going to be hoping that we find someone who I have confidence in who becomes the nominee,” Romney stated. “I see way too much demagoguery and populism on both sides of the aisle and I only hope and aspire we’ll see more greatness.”

Just days ago, Flake used indistinguishable language, claiming discomfort with Trump saying, “at this pointand “I hope to be able to support the nominee. I certainly can’t right now.”

Both Romney and Flake are foolishly hoping for a “brokered” convention — a rare political aberration forcing the nomination fight beyond the first ballot — that will throw the Republican Party into chaos from which recovery would be unlikely.

Does this vicious Republicrat,  censured by elected Republican officials in his home state who Romney has endorsed for reelection exemplify his idea of “greatness”? This is the befuddled John McCain introducing Mitt Romney and mistakenly calling him “President Obama.”

Romney’s change of heart on Trump appears to hinge in large part on Trump’s popular pledge to build a wall along the southern border of the US. Both Romney and Flake are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. More than 1.3 million Mormons live in Mexico, up from 240,000 in the 1980s, according to the LDS Newsroom page. Largely due to successful proselytizing efforts, church leaders have supported more open borders and acceptance of illegals into the United States. The church has focused missionary efforts on Latinos and Utah is now considered a sanctuary state for illegals. Mitt Romney’s father, George, was born on a polygamous compound in Mexico, where his American parents moved to escape persecution for their beliefs, returning to the U.S. when he was five, fleeing the Mexican Revolution.

There appears to be a schism with church teachings on the issue of illegals in the U.S. as exemplified in these two views: Civil Society: The Art of Human Connection — which advocates on behalf of welcoming all regardless of their status, and the LDS Church’s Doctrines and Covenants 58.21 which counsels adherence to the laws of the land.

Looking at the broader base, this Rasmussen Reports survey indicates as far as American voters are concerned — and not just Republicans — Donald Trump has a winning formula for fighting illegal immigration.


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