GOP establishment back to pushing amnesty deal

June 14, 2018

The lyin’ Ryan Express delivers amnesty cargo

President Trump was non-equivocal when he issued this Immigration Principles and Policies letter to House and Senate Leaders on October 8. 2017.

He ended up acquiescing on major portions of his policy when signing the omnibus spending bill after being steamrolled by the GOP establishment led by House Speaker Paul Ryan, who is retiring at the end of this term. Like Arizona senators McCain and Flake, Republicrat Ryan has long been bonded to amnesty for illegal aliens, in all of its incarnations, including chain migration. There is not an iota of difference between the Republican posers and the most liberal Democrats.

The omnibus excluded construction of Trump’s wall, expanded “Catch and Release” for illegals, and did not fund 1,000 new deportation agents as the president requested. It was released, passed by Congress, and rushed to Trump’s desk within days. 

In March, when faced with the no-wall omnibus, an irate Trump  threatened to veto the $1.3 trillion dollar bill, signing it just hours ahead of a deadline to avert a midnight government shutdown and keep military funding.

“There are a lot of things I’m unhappy about in this bill,” he said at the time. (video). “I say to Congress, I will never sign another bill like this again.”

Here we are in June 2018, and the identical strategy is being used to rush Trump into an immigration deal sure to demoralizes his populist base, aids Chamber of Commerce illegal labor profiteers, and breaths new life into his opponents preceding the crucial midterm congressional elections.

The duplicitous Ryan calls for passage of the amnesty bill next week, though it has not been completed or released yet.  “So This is Ryan acting like [Rep. Nancy] Pelosi: “Vote first, read later,” said Jessica Vaughan, policy director at the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS).

Citing a Harvard-Harris poll, John Binder, writing for Breitbart News, noted nearly 2 out of 3 Republican voters say reducing overall immigration to the U.S. is more important than tax cuts or repealing and replacing Obamacare. Only job creation led the immigration issue.

The Alien Incarceration Report jointly released June 6, 2018 by the U.S. Departments of Justice and Homeland Security, reveals the shocking rate of criminality among illegals incarcerated in the Bureau of Prisons. The numbers are on page 1 under Summary of Findings.

Do yourself a favor and read Ann Coulter’s most recent take on this debacle in the making titled,Meanwhile, ten miles from the White House…

In Coulteresque style, she minces no words.

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Step up and help elect Ken Bennett AZ Governor

June 13, 2018

Qualifying for Clean Elections funding is essential

Ken Bennett is running for Governor of Arizona and needs our help. He has a unique message, saying he believes honesty still matters. Bennett notes, “Obamacare is the biggest job killer and destroyer of small business in history. And the entire U.S. has it because of Gov. Ducey and Sen. McCain.”

It’s impossible to argue with Bennett’s conclusion, “We have been fighting for 10 years for the full repeal of Obamacare and electing members of congress and governors based on that campaign promise. (Gov. Ducey made that promise four years ago.)  During the Obama administration, congress wrote a great repeal bill and we watched the House vote on that bill every year but it either died in the Senate or was vetoed by Obama.  So we deliver the Senate, then we deliver President Trump who is waiting, pen in hand, to sign it, but it never reaches his desk because Gov. Ducey loves Obamacare and is telling his senators it must not be repealed.”

“Ducey will never support the full repeal of Obamacare because he is now sweeping the money into his bad plan for education. The latest Arizona budget just increased the Medicaid Expansion tax, so the federal matching amount also increases, to pay for “education funding.”  I call this the good old ‘robbing Peter to pay Paul’ accounting gimmick,” says fiscal watchdog Ken Bennett.

Bennett is clear, saying he wants to be the Governor of Arizona and restore the Republican principle of State independence from the Federal Government as defined in the 10th amendment of the U.S. Constitution which reads, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

Former Arizona Secretary of State and Senate President Ken Bennett has abundant credentials for the job. Equally important is the fact that he is not tied to the McCain syndicate and big spending lobbyists as Ducey is.

Ken Bennett is running as a Clean Elections candidate and is asking for help with $5.00 contributions  and up to $160 in seed money donations to qualify him for matching funds.

If you’re tired of establishment control of our state, conservative Ken Bennett is the man to elect. The Hillary Clinton-endorsing Arizona Republic has repeatedly and insultingly called on him to get out of the race. Doug Ducey, like John McCain and Jeff Flake are the brand of Republicrats the liberal newspaper can tolerate.

Ken Bennett has incurred its wrath.  That speaks volumes.

This post,Bennett’s in the race: AZ Gov. Doug McDucey should be nervous,” provides background. We also made this bold prediction:Ken Bennett can and will be AZ’s next governor.”  He was able to collect his needed statewide nominating petition signatures in record time, including a 26% additional cushion to impede Ducey campaign challenges. 

Now it’s up to you.

Your help is needed for this to become a reality.


Consultant Sean Noble drops the ball on Seth Leibsohn & update

June 11, 2018

Years ago there was an award winning Broadway musical, later made into a movie and adapted more recently into a television production. “The Music Man” featured a con man posing as a noble boy’s band director, selling the naive townsfolk instruments and uniforms to keep the boys out of “trouble right here in River City,” by involving them in a marching band. The boys’ parents finally caught on to the fact they were being scammed.

Political insiders are abuzz that a similar con is taking place in AZ CD 9. Instead of band uniforms, trombones, and Professor Harold Hill, there is a hapless congressional candidate, Seth Leibsohn, who was sold a bill of goods by political operative / consultant Sean Noble.

Andrew McCarthy, writing for National Review begins his enthusiastic endorsement with, “Arizonans should send Leibsohn to the House of Representatives.”

The problem for Leibsohn, formerly an associate of Bill Bennett and most recently co-host of the “Seth and Chris”afternoon drive-time radio talk show, is Arizona voters won’t get the chance.  His good friend, frequent radio guest and campaign consultant, Sean Noble, has fallen down on the job of ensuring the collection of the proper number of nominating petition signatures to place Leibsohn on the ballot.  No kidding. Leibsohn didn’t qualify.

This is far worse than being swindled for uniforms and instruments for a non-existent band. This is an actual congressional district race, in need of a viable Republican candidate. The less than noble Noble not only fell down on this preliminary campaign duty, he is virtually hand-delivering the congressional seat to uber-liberal Democrat Greg Stanton, the well-funded, union-connected, former Phoenix Mayor. When Stanton was elected in Nov. 2011, he received a joint congratulatory call by none other than Barack Obama and then-Homeland Insecurity Chieftain Janet Napolitano, previously Arizona’s nightmare governor.

Chris Buskirk has been co-hosting with McCain ally and all-around slickster Robert Graham since Seth Leibsohn’s campaign related departure. Now that his pursuit has been deep-sixed, will Seth return to the airwaves? Graham is a frequent no-show.

We hear a lawsuit is in the works. Leibsohn is a lawyer, but won’t have a fool for a client. 

“Oh,Yes. We got trouble,” right here in Arizona, with a capital “T” that rhymes with “D” and that stands for…

The 9th Congressional District candidate’s financial well being as of the March 31 filing could provide an explanation.

Liberal Greg Stanton raised $1,106,184, spent $223,767, and had $882,418 cash on hand. As usual, he’s funded by left-wing unions.

During that same filing period, Seth Leibsohn raised $129,007, spent $70,583, and had $58,424 left in the political kitty.

Steve Ferrara, MD, a political newcomer confidently identifies himself as a conservative Republican on his website, and is showing much better fund raising ability and money management skills than Leibsohn. Dr. Ferrara, a military veteran and medical doctor with a compelling personal story, raised $724,144, spent $196,203 and sits on a healthy start of $527,941 cash on hand, entering the next filing period where the expensive advertising wars heat up. He’ll still need donations to buy costly air time.

The Center for Responsive Politics bases its numbers on Federal Election Commission data available electronically on June 11, 2018.

 


Ann Coulter explains amnesty end game to Koch Bros.

June 10, 2018

Soon to retire, House Speaker Paul Ryan’s amnesty deceit defies logic

Conservative syndicated columnist and lawyer Ann Coulter is right on target again as she takes on the big money funding amnesty for illegals.  During an interview with Fox Business’s ‘Lou Dobbs Tonight,’ Coulter told the Koch brothers “good luck” with an amnesty, noting that mass immigration has slowly handed over electoral dominance to Democrats as foreign-born voters are vastly more supportive of liberals than conservatives.

Breitbart carries the interview and report, which includes this Coulter quote:

“I’m apparently going to have to spend my entire adult life fighting amnesty. Why is this the one bill that comes up every term of Congress. How many different ways can the American people say they don’t want it. This is for the donors. They want their cheap labor. And since I suspect — I mean, I know, blue collar workers and the working class don’t want it and I think more of your viewers are probably those Chamber of Commerce types.

Good luck to you Koch brothers under a government run by Nancy Pelosi. Because that’s what you’re getting if you keep bringing in cheap labor that votes against you 70 to 30.”

On his way out the political door, and despite assurances he would not do so, deceptive House Speaker Paul Ryan is preparing to serve up another rehashed platter of putrid amnesty as a parting shot at American workers and contemptibly timed to negatively impact Republicans in the midterm elections. Trying to figure out what drives Ryan is a fool’s errand, since his actions defy logic.


Ken Bennett can and will be AZ’s next governor

June 5, 2018

Frenzied Phil Boas expends massive effort repeatedly declaring Bennett can’t win

Given the chaotic state of the Arizona Republic newspaper, replete with admissions of peddling fake news and Cronkite Journalism students under-filling jobs as desk-less reporters, it would not be a leap to think Monday’s editorial was a misprint, repeated, as is frequently the case, from a previous edition, 

But panicky editorial page editor Phil Boas, is reprising his previous editorials with updated skews. On May 31, we posted,Bennett’s in the race: AZ Gov. Doug McDucey should be nervous.It provides an in-depth review of the political landscape that encouraged Bennett to challenge Ducey. Readers would be excused for thinking Boas’ latest version was a regurgitated report. It’s more of the same though palpably trembling with fury. Bennett had the temerity to address the widely held belief that Ducey is poised to appoint Cindy McCain to the senate when her terminally ill husband meets his maker. According to Boas such speculation is off limits, despite the fact that John McCain is planning his own funeral.

Headlined, “Bennett should exit the governor’s race,” this latest effort begins with the slightest twist, “Ken Bennett needs to get out of the governor’s race.” Boas asserts that Bennett can’t harm Gov. Doug Ducey, but “needs to save himself and what’s left of brand Bennett.”

Don’t mistake this for thoughtfulness. It’s ice-in-the-veins fear. Boas purposely misstates Bennett’s “late and haphazard entry” into the governor’s race.

When he announced he made the ballot, Bennett thanked Arizona Republicans statewide for their “incredible effort” in securing not only the required number of signatures to make him a viable gubernatorial candidate, but giving him a healthy cushion of 26% to overt challenges. That’s indicative of strong grassroots support, hardly “haphazard.”

Boas then pulls out the long gun, blasting what only he and his ilk would consider a slur: “Bennett is behaving like an insurgent, a Trump-destroyer of the Republican establishment, and that’s pure fraud.” In the next line, schizophrenic Phil foolishly accuses Bennett of “being as establishment as it gets in Arizona.” 

Poor, delusional Phil Boas. In his agitated state, he’s descended into withdrawal from reality, stating, “The only thing that explains Bennett’s strange run for governor is something that explains a lot of politicians. They’re needy. They reach a point when they’ve been too long from the spotlight and they crave its white glare.”

“This campaign feels like that. Like vanity,” Boas opines, “It also feels like Ken Bennett’s last.” 

Does this quote from Bennett sound like vanity or commitment?

“I am running because the truth matters and we are not being told the truth in critical areas. My primary opponent, Governor Ducey, has forgotten that this is a Republican state and is caving to outside interest groups on gun control, outrageous budget spending, NAFTA, DACA, and Obamacare.”

Arizonans are weary of being unrepresented. Republicans are tired of campaign promises that evaporate the day after the ballots are counted. Conservatives want honesty. We’ve gotten none of those qualities from deceptive U.S. Senators McCain and Flake. Gov. Doug Ducey is a longtime McCain cohort, whose first job when he arrived in Arizona was working for Cindy Hensley McCain at Hensley & Co., her Anheuser-Busch beer empire. The two couples remain close.

Ken Bennett is running as a Clean Elections candidate. Give him a $5 donation to enable him to received matching funds. Unlike Doug McDucey, he isn’t beholden to lobbyists and special interests.

It’s time for a change. Former Arizona Senate President and Secretary of State Ken Bennett, an Arizona native, has the experience to ably lead the state. We’re entering a McCain-free zone. The air is crisp and clean.

No wonder Phil Boas is choking.


AZ Republic: Foolish reports take center stage again

June 2, 2018

Transgender “migrants,” carping school principals rate front page coverage

Last weekend we ran a post titled,Major reason to steer clear of deceptive AZ Republic.” It was an instant hit, garnering an exceptionally high number of hits, proving common sense still resonates.

Today we bring our readers yet another couple of reasons to ditch the newspaper. These latest Page One offerings shared the same issue on Wednesday, May 30.

First we bring you “Looking for a safe place to call home.” You might be inclined to think this concerns abandoned pets up for adoption, but you’d be wrong. The article details the “new struggles” of “transgender migrants.” Their advocates — yes, they have advocates — say “U.S. officials haven’t done enough to protect transgender women from assaults and abuse.” The article continues to two full inside jump pages. The caption accompanying the above-the-fold photo identifies two of these “transgender migrants” by their femme name, continuing, “they often face difficulties in remote detention centers when applying for asylum in the United States.” They complain they are unable to get decent jobs and the only work open to them is in the “sexual servitude industry” working as prostitutes. One reported that “clients became enraged” when discovering the prostitutes ware born male. ‘Ya think?

Article two, also given prominent above-the-fold exposure is titled,” Principal: ‘D’ grade is public shaming.”  Numerous valley principals appearing at the State Board of Education meeting addressed their concerns that the low school grading labels hinder their success.

The principals have it exactly backwards. Their schools’ lack of success in teaching hinders the students, whose abysmal testing scores are reflected in the grades given to the schools by the state.

One by one, they requested their specific schools grades be bumped up a notch or the system that alerts parents to the success or failure rate of individual schools be discarded altogether. These are representatives of the same public schools that abandoned their students — over 180,000 of them statewide — for a week, while the REDsforEd teachers went out on strike demanding a 20 percent salary hike.

The Arizona State Board of Education’s website states:

Arizona Revised Statutes § 15-241 requires the Arizona Department of Education, subject to final adoption by the State Board of Education, to develop an annual achievement profile for every public school in the state based on an A through F scale. The development of the Accountability System was informed by public input through 17 public hearings across the state and a survey that yielded almost 1700 responses. Additionally, a broad-based committee consisting of school administrators, teachers, parents and data experts provided the Board with additional input.

The system measures year to year student academic growth, proficiency on English language arts, math and science, the proficiency and academic growth of English language learners, indicators that an elementary student is ready for success in high school and that high school students are ready to succeed in a career or higher education and high school graduation rates.

This accountability is what the left-wing union educratsare fighting.

* Open Secrets notes its data for the current election cycle was updated by the Federal Election Commission on Monday, May 21, 2018.

 


Bennett’s in the race: AZ Gov. Doug McDucey should be nervous

May 31, 2018

Ken Bennett has collected and filed the necessary nomination petition signatures to put him on the ballot, accomplishing that massive task in record time. This so galls the Arizona Republic’s editorial pages editor, Phil Boas, that he’s written a screed that opens with “Ken Bennett is a stand-up guy, but…” Boas calls Bennett’s efforts “bizarre,” declares he’s running “on a lark,” while asserting he “won’t win.” In his rage, Boas misspelled Bennett, omitting a final “t.”

Boas is a sterling character, best known for relentlessly pursuing his own father-in-law, Joe Arpaio, out of the top job in the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. Arpaio was elected sheriff for an unprecedented six four-year terms.

Even Libertarian-minded columnist Robert Robb called Bennett’s hurdle “insurmountable.” Take that assessment with a with a healthy dose of skepticism. The liberal newspaper finds Gov. Doug Ducey an acceptable Republican because he has no core.

With years of public service behind him, Ken Bennett actually has a lot going for him. He is also the recipient of public fury with Ducey, who acquiesced to the outrageous demands of striking teachers who abandoned Arizona’s 840,000  public school kids for a week while following a 24-year-old Socialist hip-hop music teacher on their escapade. After Ducey caved to their 20 percent salary hike, they are now demanding more, filing a ballot Initiative to permanently provide them additional $millions.

Bennett states his case unequivocally:

“I am running because the truth matters and we are not being told the truth in critical areas.  My primary opponent, Governor Ducey, has forgotten that this is a Republican state and is caving to outside interest groups on gun control, outrageous budget spending, NAFTA, DACA, and Obamacare.” 

Doug Ducey has been aligned with the McCain syndicate since he came to Arizona from Ohio to attend ASU. As we wrote on Tuesday, Ducey’s first job was working for Cindy Hensley McCain, at Hensley & Co., her Anheuser-Busch beer empire. Although Ducey demures, it is widely rumored he is considering appointing her to fill her seriously ill husband’s senate seat when a vacancy occurs. Ducey and his wife recently visited the McCains at their Cornville ranch. 

Bennett is Arizona born and was raised in Prescott, where he was elected to the city council and served as mayor. Later, he was elected to the Arizona Senate where he was selected senate president by his colleagues. In 2008, Ken Bennett was elected secretary of state, a job that is next in the line of succession to the governor. A successful businessman with a degree in accounting, Bennett possesses a skill set based in finance, and would not have interjected himself into the teacher’s union foray as Ducey did, rather than putting the teacher salary trickery back in the hands of the elected school boards who rightly have the ultimate oversight.

In announcing he made the ballot, Bennett thanked Arizona Republicans statewide for their “incredible effort” in securing not only the required number of signatures to make him a viable gubernatorial candidate but giving him a healthy cushion of 26% to overt challenges.

He won’t have the establishment apparatus and money machine behind him, so like Dr. Kelli Ward, who is running for U.S. Senate, he will need our help. Both Ward and Bennett support President Donald Trump. The hard fact is, campaigns are expensive. Bennett is using the Clean Elections funding system.

Conservative Arizonans have been frustrated with the slippery Republicrats who have never represented us. We have a rare opportunity to right the ship of our state.  Let’s not muff it.

Watch Ken Bennett’s Channel 12 interview.