Tonight’s CAP gala could have tense moments

April 25, 2015

Doug McDucey among featured speakers

The much-anticipated Center for Arizona Policy (CAP) “Reclaiming Hope,” high-dollar soiree at the Arizona Biltmore Resort this evening will be memorable for even more than the keynote address by noted conservative author and commentator Dr. Charles Krauthammer. Also scheduled to address the attendees is Gov. Doug Ducey.

CAP’s president Cathi Herrod endorsed Ducey during his 2014 campaign and extols him on the Center’s website, saying his “priorities are growing the economy, creating jobs, improving outcomes in K-12 education, and balancing the budget. A committed husband and father, Gov. Ducey stands on his pro-life, pro-family values.” 

It’s those last words, “pro-family values,” that could well be giving Herrod a case of buyer’s remorse. Again, from the CAP page advertising the event, are these words: “In 2008, Cathi led the YESforMarriage Coalition that spearheaded the successful passage of Proposition 102 to define marriage in the Arizona Constitution as only the union of one man and one woman.” 

Herrod is a lawyer and successful lobbyist, with many conservative, faith-based, pro-family victories under her belt. But she was dealt an unexpected blow by Ducey earlier this week when he reversed Arizona Department of Child Safety adoption practices that blocked same-sex couples from adopting or providing foster care to children in Arizona.

In his statement Ducey said, “I have made it abundantly clear since day one that my administration is unambiguously and unapologetically pro-adoption. With 17,000 children under the state’s care, we need more adoption in Arizona, not less. That’s why I feel strongly – as I have said many times before – that all loving families should be able to serve as foster parents and adopt. I also have said my administration will follow the law.”

 Ducey added, “Practices have been brought to my attention that do not match those priorities, therefore, I’m instructing the Arizona Department of Child Safety to immediately ensure that all legally married couples in Arizona are able to jointly serve as foster parents and adopt. All children deserve a loving home, and under my watch, I’m committed to making sure government encourages that.”

Ducey also stuck his finger in the eye of another former endorser, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, when he vetoed legislation (HB 2296) supporting Montgomery’s practice of denying free legal aid to same-sex couples seeking to adopt.

Though this fact might have flown under Herrod’s radar, while attending ASU Ducey worked for Hensley & Co., Cindy McCain’s Anheuser-Busch distributorship. His longtime relationship with the McCain’s has obviously influenced his political persona.

This is not the first time Herrod has been disappointed by the cabal with whom she has worked to develop a good relationship. Let’s hope it’s the last. This linked post is from Nov. 2013. 

 


With best wishes for a joyous Easter

April 5, 2015

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Ted Cruz: Democrat Party “radicalized and extreme”

April 3, 2015

In an insightful dialogue with Breitbart News, recently declared GOP Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) focuses on assaults to religious liberty. He notes the modern Democrat Party is “so radicalized and so extreme” that it won’t stand up for the most basic tenets of the U.S. Constitution, including religious liberty as afforded by the First Amendment.

This exclusive interview needs to be read. The 2016 presidential election is rapidly approaching. Candidate interviews such as this provide us with the necessary information we need to make informed decisions. No candidate —- or the ultimate nominee —- will meet each of our standards, but we are living in perilous times and need solid leadership. After living through the Obama regime it’s obvious that must be provided by a Republican. Whether that person is Ted Cruz or someone else, this is the time to glean facts.

Readers of this site might recall the September 2012 post titled “Chaos reigns as Dems boo God, Jeer Jerusalem,” during their national convention. It’s worth reviewing and watching the accompanying video detailing the mockery of what most  Americans view as fundamental. It was not an occasional radical liberal delegate who jeered and booed the mention of God. It was a clear majority. The resulting embarrassment of the party leadership required them to take a recount. They needed three! They also fudged the results.

Sen. Ted Cruz correctly defines the shallowness of today’s Democrat Party.


Are you Muslim or Christian? Religion of Peace update

April 2, 2015

Christians at morning prayer targeted by killers shouting “Allahu Akbar” — “God is great” in Arabic

As heavily armed masked gunmen mercilessly slaughtered at least 15 university students at Garissa University College, seriously injuring 60 others, a single question was on their lips.

The assassins, who identified themselves as (al-Qaeda-linked) al-Shabab, ran from dorm room to dorm room shouting: “Are you Muslim or Christian?” Christians were mowed down.

The Kenyan campus has six dorms and approximately 900 students. Hundreds are reportedly still unaccounted for.

Read more in the UK’s Daily Mail.  Al Jazeera’s English version, which refers to itself as a “trusted and respected” news source, mysteriously omits the crucial question that was asked of the students —- determining who lived and who died.


Facts take a back seat at Arizona Republic

March 30, 2015

State Sen. Sylvia Allen never called for “mandatory church attendance” though the newspaper wishes she had

In another multi-pronged whammy —- at which the political assassins masquerading as journalists have become so adept —- the leftist crew at the Arizona Republic has another conservative in its sights. And once the lie morphs into a pseudo-fact simply by being in print, other sources obligingly pick it up and sprint with it —- among them CNN, the New York Daily News, the Christian Science Monitor, and numerous television outlets.

The actual issue concerns comments made by state Sen. Sylvia Allen (R-LD 6) during a committee hearing on legislation intended to expand the rights of gun owners.

Truth becomes incidental when the message can be manipulated to confound those naive enough to believe the written word, never identified as a wistful comment (Allen referred to it as “flippant”) and never a “mandate” —- when it comes packaged in a newspaper.

“I believe what’s happening to our country is that there is a horrible erosion of the soul of America,” Allen told the state appropriations committee last week. “We are slowly eroding religion at every opportunity that we have. We should probably be debating a bill requiring every American to attend a church of their choice on Sunday to see if we can get back to having a moral rebirth,” she added. She also noted it would never happen.

This bit of nostalgic longing for simpler times opened the door for bona fide liberal EJ Montini to pounce with mocking derision, using his column to sarcastically beseech God to save us all from this fringe loony from Snowflake who he claims wants to impose “mandatory church” attendance —- you know, the senator who serves as President Pro Tempore of the Arizona Senate.

The actual problem with Sen. Allen isn’t her words. It’s her politically conservative bent.

Montini was followed with a vile effort by cartoonist Steve Benson who boorishly mischaracterized Allen as pushing for —- if you answered, “mandatory church attendance,” you win the prize.

The rest of them should get the Joseph Goebbels propagandist award. Adolf Hitler’s Reich Minister for Public Enlightenment and Propaganda was noted for his view of the big lie:

 “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” 

Substitute the word “State” with the propagandists at the Arizona Republic.


Minorities voting Dem disenfranchise themselves

March 21, 2015

While addressing the Impact Symposium* at Vanderbilt University in Nashville this past week, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith said he believed every black American should vote Republican in one election to let the political parties know the African-American population wasn’t pledged to one party’s control.

“What I dream is that for one election, just one, every black person in America vote Republican,” he said. “Black folks in America are telling one party, “We don’t give a damn about you.” They’re telling the other party, “You’ve got our vote.” Therefore, you have labeled yourself “disenfranchised” because one party knows they’ve got you under their thumb. The other party knows they’ll never get you and nobody comes to address your interest.”

Smith went on to say that no one in the Republican Party would feel the need to cater to African-American needs if they felt it was impossible to earn black votes, and voting Republican would be akin to “shopping around.”

The black community is not alone in being taken for granted by the Democrat party to which they hold unwavering allegiance, and are therefore given little consideration.  Hispanics favor Democrats over Republicans by a roughly 2-to-1 margin, according to this 2013 Gallup poll

Pew Research Center has also found that 75 percent of Hispanics prefer a “bigger government providing more services,” and only 19 percent prefer a smaller government. Pew also reported that more than half (52 percent) of Asians prefer “bigger government providing more services,” and only 36 percent prefer a smaller government. So it’s no surprise that in 2012, 71 percent of Hispanics and 73 percent of Asians voted for Obama.

The New York Times’ Washington bureau chief noted in 2013 that “the two fastest-growing ethnic groups — Latinos and Asian-Americans — are decidedly liberal.” Factor in religion and the dynamic remains the same with Jewish voters supporting the Democrat in presidential elections in far higher numbers than any other religious group. The most politically conservative faith-based group remains the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or Mormons. Gallup polling here.

What do Black, Asian, Hispanic and Jewish voters all have in common?  Stephen A. Smith nailed it in his speech at Vanderbilt —- they have all made themselves politically irrelevant by their bonding to the Dems, who exert no energy to win any of them over since they are considered reliably tucked away in the Democrat’s back pocket.

Members of these groups should heed Stephen A. Smith’s wise counsel. He got it right.

* H/T Video: National Review


WH terror warning: focus on “right wing” threat — again

February 22, 2015

Obama’s former DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano issued similar report in 2009

A new administration report on security threats surfaced this past week as Barack Obama was wrapping up his three-day summit on extremism during which the words “Islamic extremists, jihadists or radical fundamental Islamic terrorists” were never uttered. Invited guests at the conference included Pro-jihad, anti-Israel Islamic clerics according to this well researched article in One News Now.

The deflecting report issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) instead redirects urgency toward domestic terrorist movements —- “right wingers”  —- said to be engaged in a sovereign citizen extremist movement.

 CNN which reviewed the intelligent assessment that was not made public, reports “federal and local law enforcement groups view the domestic terror threat from sovereign citizen groups as equal to — and in some cases greater than — the threat from foreign Islamic terror groups, such as ISIS, that garner more public attention.”

Apparently missed were the grisly reports last week that fundamental Islamic terrorists escalated their ongoing bloody carnage by burning alive 40 caged Iraqis. Earlier the civilized world was horrified to see photos of the beheadings of 21 Egyptian Christians by these same ISIS fanatics. The insulting report targeting Americans comes as ISIS madness continues to spiral in unimagined ways.

In April 2009, Janet Napolitano, then Obama’s Secretary of Homeland Security, released this report on homegrown terrorists, singling out our own returning war vets, comparing them to Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.

Is it any wonder former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani questioned Obama’s love of America?

“We are not at war with Islam,” Obama declared, setting the tone for the conference. “We are at war with people who have perverted Islam.” Sounding a lot like Obama equating Islamic terrorist to evil done in the name of Christ (video) at the recent Prayer Breakfast, Vice President Joe Biden used his appearance at the summit to compare the virulent rise in Islamic terror attacks to right-wing extremists and militias who commit violence “in the name of the Bible.”


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