Trump triumphs with 2020 kickoff…

June 19, 2019

…as Orlando Sentinel pushes fake news; non-endorsement

A capacity crowd of over 20,000 supporters of President Donald J. Trump packed the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida Tuesday as he officially launched his 2020 reelection kickoff. (120.000 requested tickets.) Trump enthusiasts camped out for days, enduring both heavy rainstorms and sweltering heat, for a chance to be on hand to greet President Trump, First Lady Melania, and Vice President Mike Pence and wife Karen with ardent cheers.  The arena was draped with banners proclaiming, “Keep America Great.”

But the Orlando Sentinel newspaper would have none of it, irrationally writing a non-endorsement editorial well in advance of the Nov. 2020 election, saying it won’t endorse the president.

Like the Hillary Clinton-endorsing Arizona Republic newspaper, the Orlando Sentinel also came out for problem-plagued and practiced liar Hillary in 2016. But this time the Sentinel has even outdone its own leftist lurch and deceit, writing in this absurd editorial:

“…some readers may wonder how the publication can eliminate a candidate before anyone knows who his opponent will be, so far in advance.

It’s “because there’s no point pretending we would ever recommend that readers vote for Trump.”

Preposterously adding it has had enough of “the chaos, the division, the schoolyard insults, the self-aggrandizement, the corruption, and especially the lies.”

We don’t recall those word grenades being hurled about either the Bill Clinton or Barack Obama administrations — both steeped in the very culture the newspaper falsely accuses the Trump administration of engaging in.

The president’s full speech can be viewed here.*

* Courtesy of Fox 10 Phoenix.

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George Will proves libertarians are not conservative

June 12, 2019

In his dotage, Will alters position on open borders and illegal invasion

After suffering through Jeff Flake’s political machinations far too long, Arizonans are ahead of the game when it comes to discerning the difference between libertarians posing as Republicans and conservatives. Libertarians are epitomized by opposition to what they perceive as government interference into their personal, family, and business decisions, believing in few personal constraints. Societal anomalies such as prostitution, illicit drug usage and late-term abortion including infanticide, are all given the stamp of approval.

Here in Arizona. the libertarian Goldwater Institute, which previously rated state legislators and made recommendations on ballot issues, has abandoned that noble cause and took no position on the legalization of marijuana or raising the minimum wage, which raised prices and displaced low end workers when small businesses were forced to cut staff.

Author and columnist George Will is a case in point. A onetime Republican with a libertarian bent, he re-registered as an Independent in protest of Donald Trump‘s candidacy. A dedicated baseball fan with a penchant for the Chicago Cubs, he has written extensively about the game and appeared in a documentary series, ‘Baseball.’ It’s a topic to which he is irretrievably bonded — and one we think he should stick to exclusively.

Will has transitioned from a rational political observer/commentator to a radical leftist on the border. He recently was quoted in The Hill:

“I believe immigration is an inherently entrepreneurial act. It’s people uprooting themselves, taking a risk for themselves and their families. I think a country where the baby boomers are retiring, where we have an aging workforce, where we have seven million unfilled jobs at the moment, and we have people clamoring to get into our country and get to work, I’m for as much immigration as the economy can take and the economy needs immigration just as much as the immigrants need the American economy.”

In 2006, Will took a decidedly different stance, writing:

“Border control belongs at the top of the agenda, for four reasons. First, control of borders is an essential attribute of sovereignty. Second, conditions along the border mock the rule of law. Third, large rallies by immigrants, many of them here illegally, protesting more stringent control of immigration reveal that many immigrants have, alas, assimilated: They have acquired the entitlement mentality created by America’s welfare state, asserting an entitlement to exemption from the laws of the society they invited themselves into. Fourth, giving Americans a sense that borders are controlled is a prerequisite for calm consideration of what policy that control should serve.”

This Rasmussen Reports survey shows overwhelming support for strongly controlled borders and rejection of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s charge that it is immoral for the United States to build a border wall. Democrats view illegals as permanently swelling their voter base, relegating the GOP to Whig status.

The unrestrained invasion of the United States, with no controls on who is entering our country, is the most significant issue of our time. President Ronald Reagan said it best: “A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.”


AZ Gov. Ducey’s selective $alary hike$: lawmakers off his radar

June 10, 2019

Charitable with other people’s money — Arizona taxpayer’s, to be exact — Gov. Doug Ducey was unconstrained as he awarded generous salary increases, along with hefty bonuses, to his staff and administration appointees in 2016. The substantial pay hikes were extended to nearly four dozen state employees.

Ducey was equally magnanimous as he caved to the demands of striking REDsForED teachers who, in violation of their contractual agreements, abandoned approximately 840,000 Arizona students for a week as they followed a 24-year-old hip hop music teacher and avowed socialist Pied Piper. After initially rejecting their demands, Ducey acquiesced and gave them a 20% raise for their part time employment.

Where he draws the line, however, is with the per diem daily allowances for state legislators, which he just vetoed. There is no doubt the effort was a back door route to provide them a living wage, and it’s a shame they had to resort to such drastic measures as SB1558.

In 2013 we wrote, “AZ legislature: It’s not a “part time” job,” pointing out that Arizona legislators haven’t had a pay increase since 1998, when their salary was boosted from $15,000 to $24,000. In the intervening years, several ballot proposals to increase the annual salary to $30,000 have been nixed. Yet our legislators are entrusted with passing multi $billion state budgets and writing the laws that effect each and every state resident.

 Due in large part to the relentless negative publicity hurled at Arizona’s Republican majority legislature in the past by the leftist daily newspaper, voters repeatedly rejected pay increases when they appeared on the ballot. With the newspaper on the skids, and readership in the tank, its negative influence has diminished.

The job is erroneously referred to as part time. But constituents rightly expect to have access to their state senators and representatives throughout the year. Numerous issues arise requiring legislators’ attention. Additionally, governors can, and do, call special sessions after the regular session has concluded.

Because the pay is so low, the legislature has become a haven for retirees, various “consultants,” housewives, and a plethora of school board members, who do not have to rely on the low legislative salary to support a family.

The job’s long hours, coupled with the abysmal pay, restricts many average Arizonans from participating in what was designed to be a citizen legislature. All leftists actually care about, however, is domination. That’s why the legislature has become a Democrat family legacy profession, with parents and children serving together or succeeding one another. Husbands and wives have been legislators. That familial institutionalism is newly exemplified by a Democrat brother and sister team. Alma Hernandez and Daniel Hernandez, Jr., were recently elected to the AZ House in adjacent districts.


Montini feigns ire when McSally is called out for disloyalty

June 7, 2019

Earlier this week SRAZ posted, “Memo to McSally: Thrashing Trump is key to failure,” calling out Sen. Martha McSally for her lack of fealty to our Republican President, Donald Trump.  We also reminded her of her loss to far-left Democrat Kyrsten Sinema necessitating her appointment to the seat she currently, albeit precariously, holds. Our post included these words:

Keep up your foolishness, Martha, and not only will you not get the Democrat or registered Independent votes you seek, you will lose the Trump-supporting Republican base you need.

The leftist local newspaper has already begun hammering you. It’s a cinch it will endorse open borders proponent Mr. Gabrielle Giffords, (Mark Kelly). You need us. But we don’t come easy and you can’t take us for granted. It’s time to retool your campaign to garner our support. Otherwise, you’ll lose again and your next appointment will be to the political graveyard.

Apparently our honesty doesn’t sit well with radical columnist E.J. Montini who, at retirement age, is as mentally and physically emaciated as the newspaper for which he still works. He wrote this op-ed column linking to our recent post and excoriating Seeing Red AZ and our readers for distrusting Martha McSally.

Don’t be fooled by this bogus chivalry embracing McSally. It’s all a scam intended to make the newspaper appear thoughtful and less in the tank for far-left, Obama pal, Mr. Giffords/Kelly, who hypocritically opposes Second Amendment rights for everyone but himself. The duplicitous, Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic, previously endorsed Sinema over McSally. But hedging its bets in 2016, it gave the green light to a slippery McSally then running for the CD2 House seat, tucking her endorsement in among a load of Democrats including one who had previously been elected as a Republican.

In 2018 the schizophrenic editorial board gave McSally a pass for her comment about building a wall, actually writing, “McSally is just pulling a John McCain,” as it referenced his “build the dang fence campaign ad,” and acknowledged he was lying. Sucker-punching themselves repeatedly they extolled and bashed both of the candidates. But as anticipated, the General Election endorsement went to Sinema.

This time around we fully expect it to go to Soros-connected Mr. Giffords/Kelly. With subscriptions plummeting, endorsements no longer have any currency. If McSally is looking to survive and hang on to the Arizona senate seat it’s crucial she stop playing games. Running as a Republican, she needs to act like one. Support President Trump, and not as a whim or on occasion. 

Conservatives will be watching. We’re sick of being lied to and will sit on our hands rather than take another shiv in the ribs and say, “Thank You,” because we were stabbed by a Republican poser. We are also aware that our principles present a double edged sword, since this is exactly what the fake McSally protectors are hoping for, as they waffle again, but will end up endorsing Mr. Gabby Giffords, aka Mark Kelly.

That’s a prediction you can take to the bank.


Chamber of Comworse: Not a benign business supporting entity

June 4, 2019

Amid speculation that former House Speaker Paul Ryan will be tapped to lead the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, it’s worth remembering the longstanding association between the open borders group’s members and like-thinking Ryan.

In 2015, prior to becoming Speaker, but looking to advance the possibility, Ryan appointed the Chamber of Commerce’s lobbyist David Hoppe as his own chief of staff. Hoppe, like a serial sweetheart, got passed around. He previously worked for Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl and former senate minority leader, Trent Lott. Hoppe’s corporate clients have had significant business before congress.

The Last Refuge’s post, ”And Yet Again – U.S. Chamber of Commerce Announces Goal To Destroy Nationalists and Conservative Politicians…” provides the unsavory back story, which has likely only worsened since it was written. The post begins with these words:

”We spend a lot of time following Tom Donohue and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce simply because if you trace any tentacle of globalist advancement from DC back to its origin you’ll find Donohue and the CofC at the nucleus.”

It was no secret that the Chamber of Commerce declared war on conservatives years ago. As Roll Call noted at the time, the chamber’s “top targets in 2016 will be right-wing, tea party candidates” and its ultimate goal is to reportedly win back “the soul of the Republican Party” for the GOP establishment by helping elect more moderate candidates “in contested primaries to strengthen their hand during policy debates on the Hill.” That year, the CofC promised to wage a $100 million dollar campaign against conservatives.

Locally Arizona has had disgraceful tool Glenn Hamer leading the Chamber. Read about him inGlenn Hamer: Heretic betrays GOP again.” Before taking up arms against the Republican Party, he was actually in its employ, as executive director, no less, where he negotiated for his new post while still being paid by the AZ GOP. Immediately after making the move, he endorsed far left Democrat Janet Napolitano over the Republican candidate for governor.  And what a surprise….Hamer previously honed his duplicitous skills toiling as a legislative assistant to Jon Kyl. Open borders RINO deceit forms a full circle.

American Thinker’s May 14, 2019 report, titled,MAGA vs. the U.S. Chamber of Commercedetails how the Chamber of Commerce and its president Thomas Donohue launched a battle against Donald Trump and his ‘America First’ platform very early on. For 18 months during the run-up to the 2016 election, the Chamber spared no effort to demonize Trump while carrying water for the Hillary Clinton campaign. The Chamber’s client base — opposing Donald Trump for his pro-America stance on illegal immigration, trade, and tariffs — have spent $100’s of millions to fight his agenda.

Paul Ryan currently sits on the board of Murdock’s new Fox Corp., a reconfigured stand-alone, publicly traded company, spun off as part of a $71.3 billion deal, controlled by Rupert Mudock’s liberal sons. Ryan, who as House Speaker double-talked on funding the border wall, would fit the CofC’s open border agenda like a kid glove.


AZ border hawks McSally, Schweikert now equivocators

June 3, 2019

Charade exposed as pre-election gambit

Almost a year ago to the day, we were treated to this political ad (shown below) featuring U.S. Reps. Martha McSally and David Schweikert — before McSally was appointed to the Senate following her stunning loss to radical leftist Kyrsten Sinema.  McSally and Schweikert were resolute border security supporters — when it benefited them.

Now they each appear to be throwing in with the anti-Trump Dems. McSally has morphed into opposing the president’s calls for tariffs on Mexican imports which will be implemented beginning June 10 contingent on Mexico’s halting its aid to massive hordes of Central American illegals invading the USA.  The incrementally increasing tariffs, preceded by a warning, will only be imposed if Mexico chooses to continue facilitating the invasion. Meandering McSally views tariffs as too harsh, as we noted in our weekend post,Memo to McSally: Thrashing Trump is key to failure.”

And Congressman Schweikert? He’s now singing an off-key, one note tune. Appearing on Friday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “Cavuto: Coast to Coast,” Schweikert railed against President Trump’s tariff warning to Mexico and criticized the logic of “taxing” Americans to punish Mexico.

Schweikert said the tariff threat “doesn’t help” the prospect of passing the USMCA (United States-Mexico-Canada-Agreement) “because it just creates more noise.” The USMC is the new NAFTA.

He repeated that while Mexico needs to secure its border, he doesn’t support “taxing” Americans. Schweikert, previously known as a numbers cruncher, misses the point that Americans are not taxed if they are not purchasing items from Mexico — which has enabled the illegal invasion, allowing hundreds of thousands of impoverished and uneducated Central Americans unimpeded passage to our border. As they caravan through Mexico, they purchase food and other necessities, aiding Mexico’s economy as they come to sap ours.

Schweikert concluded with a craven mixed message that if the threat is designed to get Mexico to take its border security responsibilities seriously, it’s a “powerful message,” but if it’s taxing Americans to punish Mexico, “I’m not sure that line of logic completely works.”

Mexican Economic Minister Graciela Marquez announced on Sunday she will meet with U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in Washington today. Mexico understands President Trump’s logic better than U.S. Rep. David Schweikert does.

For a memory refresher, this was McSally and Schweikert in campaign mode.


Illegal alien impregnates 11-year-old Phoenix girl

May 26, 2019

Just another illegal coming to do what Americans refuse to do*

In these politically correct times, the local newspaper no longer provides the citizenship of arrested and charged criminals. Nevertheless, we’d like to introduce you to a sterling hunk of a guy.  At 5’4’ and weighing in at 130 lbs., there’s no doubt 20-year-old Carlos Jacinto Cobo-Perez is a sought after Romeo. The problem is he’s been romancing a child. Although he admitted to authorities that he knew it was wrong, he couldn’t contain his overwhelming lust for an 11-year-old, who is now pregnant. His bond has been set at $150,000.

Ironically, the girl’s pregnancy was confirmed at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

As to his citizenship…with a bit of resourceful searching we found that in addition to the child sex charge, the pedophile also faces illegal immigration charges, a fact the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) is unwilling to report. During his initial appearance, Cobo-Perez, who is obviously also a jokester, asked the judge if he would sign his Order of Deportation. Count on this Carlos: That won’t be happening.

According to the victim’s mother, the family reported Cobo-Perez to Phoenix police three times prior to the pregnancy — initially when she first saw a hickey on her little girl’s neck. They “didn’t do anything,” she said.

In a related matter, U.S. District Court Judge Haywood S. Gilliam, Jr. of the Northern District of California, on Friday ruled against President Trump. The issue was the completion of a portion of border fence. Gilliam was nominated to the court in 2014 by Barack Obama.

Federal election records reveal Gilliam donated $6,900 to Obama’s campaign for president…$4,600 to Obama for America and $2,300 to the Obama Victory Fund. Barack Obama’s commitment to open borders and amnesty for illegals is well documented.

*The Left’s frequently repeated refrain is, “These are just good people coming to take the jobs Americans refuse to take.”