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John McCain at age 80 is running — scared — for a sixth 6-year year U.S. Senate term, and is calling in his legal McChips. Just a couple of days ago we posted Dutiful Bill Montgomery plays errand boy for John McCain, reporting on the deceptive robo call made by the Maricopa County Attorney on behalf of McCain. The premise was McCain’s supposedly unwavering support of Second Amendment rights. Seeing Red AZ exposed the fallacy of the claim with a link to this 48 – 50 Senate Roll Call vote in which he voted with the unified Democrats and three other GOP defectors in an effort to curtail this fundamental Constitutional freedom. Our nation‘s founders considered this right so important it was placed second only to freedom of speech and assembly guaranteed in the First Amendment.
Now comes another dose of hoodwinking from Arizona’s Attorney General Mark Brnovich. He obviously knows better, but is now being reminded that he was the establishment recruit and as many of us heard our exasperated parents say, “I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.” They were speaking out of frustration. McCain surrogates get the message out on his behalf, minus the tongue-in-cheek bravado.
Brnovich’s robo calls are remarkably similar to Montgomery’s in that they both peddle McCain’s steadfast adherence to “protecting Second Amendment rights.” Believe that at your own peril. Notice that this 2013 letter sent to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, clearly states the senate signers were putting Reid on notice they would oppose “any legislation that would infringe on the American people’s constitutional right to bear arms, or their ability to exercise this right without being subjected to government surveillance.” Whose name is missing? None other than John McCain. Bill Montgomery and Mark Brnovich might not be paying attention, but you should.
Gun Owners of America has endorsed McCain challenger Dr. Kelli Ward, acknowledging “McCain has been a thorn in the side of Second Amendment supporters for years.” GOA notes that only 35% of AZ GOP voters approve of the job McCain is doing compared to 50% who disapprove. The organization scores him a D – rating. McCain, who doesn’t own a firearm himself, has as his pet project closing what he mysteriously refers to as “gun show loop holes.”
McCain’s vile temper and vindictive nature are renown. If he or his surrogates gave a hand up to a fledgling politico, steadfast allegiance remains expected. Consort with McCain at your own risk. He will own a piece of your hide and call it in whenever it suits him. If you received the auto dialer messages, you heard this truth in action. He and the McCain supporting PACs are not above lying if it benefits him, even alleging that while in the state senate Kelli Ward voted to fund ISIS militants. Votes involving national security take place in Washington D.C., not on Washington Street at the state legislature. This blatant deceit indicates not only the magnitude of his lies, but also the fact that he thinks Arizona voters are foolish enough to buy them.
Early ballots are in the mail. Vote Dr. Kelli Ward for Arizona’s U.S. Senator. McCain needs a rest and we need a vibrant, conservative former state senator and knowledgeable family practice physician to work on revamping the Obamacare monstrosity.
McCain crony Rubio will not vote for Trump. Will McCain? Will Flake?
The organized chaos disrupting Donald Trump’s political rally in Chicago Friday, was replicated to a lesser extent in Ohio and Missouri on Saturday. Rather than condemning the choreographed protesters, the incidents provided Marco Rubio a platform not only to denounce the candidate — rather than the driving force behind the mayhem — but also to self-righteously proclaim he doubts he’d support Trump if he were the GOP nominee.
Think about that.
Marco Rubio, who mockingly engaged in crude, gutter tactics in a recent GOP debate, now claims moral authority in deciding he’d rather allow Hillary Clinton, America’s most distrusted woman, to make crucial appointments to the U.S. Supreme Court.
This isn’t rocket science, folks. There are connective threads that explain it all.
Though not venturing far from his own campaign as he runs for his sixth six-year senate term, John McCain, who will be 80 by Election Day, is never actually away from trying to manipulate outcomes. Doing his bidding is McCain underling Jeff Flake. Flake endorsed his Gang of Eight amnesty cohort Marco Rubio in February. Along with Lindsey Graham, the GOP quartet colluded with the most liberal contingent in the Senate: Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin Bob Menendez and Michael Bennet. Fortunately, the amnesty legislation failed — once again.
As Rubio follows McCain’s lead, pay close attention to the connective threads. MoveOn.org is controlled by multi-billionaire, America-hating socialist, George Soros MoveOn is a Web-based, grassroots political network that organizes “electronic advocacy groups” of over 3.2 million online activists around specific issues; raises money for left-wing candidates through rock concerts and other entertainment events; generates political ads; and wins young recruits through its appeal to the Net-savvy, MTV subculture.
Move On mobilized the criminal mobs in Ferguson, Missouri. It was directly responsible for generating the thousands of young protesters who took over the streets and venue, shutting down Trump’s Chicago rally. First Amendment guarantees of free speech be damned.
Conservative publication, Human Events lists the Top 10 Reasons George Soros Is Dangerous. After reading through the list, remember the longstanding relationship between John McCain and Soros, his benefactor since 2001. McCain joined with Soros in pushing for the invasion of impossible to vet and unwilling to assimilate, Muslim “refugees.”
Here we see the close linkage between McCain, Hillary Clinton and George Soros. McCain previously called Hillary a “Rock Star” he could support for president in 2016. Pay attention. Even though there’s a lot to absorb, we promise you won’t get inundated. The MSM never goes near this topic.
Liberals stifle First Amendment Freedoms
Things haven’t been going so well for Phoenix City Councilman Michael Nowakowski of late. As if his serious problems arising from conflict of interest shenanigans on an $8.5 million downtown Phoenix land deal aren’t bad enough for the District 7 Democrat, he has offended the easily miffed homosexual community, who are now calling for him to resign his council seat for what they deem offensive remarks. Feeling his political walls closing in, Nowakowski has apologized for comments he made to a group of pastors (Video) regarding same-sex marriage.
His waffling on he issue of transgendered folks using public bathrooms also doesn’t cut it with the strident minority. They want his head on a platter, or at least his butt out of his council seat. Not for his shady land deals, but for stating that he “never thought I would see the day that men and men would be married or that people were allowed to go into the same bathroom as my daughter. This world is changing and it’s time for us to take the leadership and change it back to the way it should be.” Video of his comments here.
The daily has an in-depth report on the email exchanges surrounding the city land deal.
For uttering the politically incorrect statements, his fellow liberals on the City Council — Laura Pastor, Kate Gallego and Daniel Valenzuela — have condemned Nowakowski, as has liberal Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Gallardo. He’s been denounced by former supporter James McLaughlin, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 99.
The executive director of the Maricopa County Democrat Party also called for Nowakowski’s resignation as has Equality Arizona, a homosexual rights group.
In 2012 Seeing Red AZ covered Michael Nowakowski’s scheme to have the city issue ID cards to illegal aliens residing in Phoenix. Although he carries a Polish surname, Nowakowski identifies as Hispanic. Notice that his Hispanic cohorts are the first to call for his resignation.
There’s no doubt his political days are numbered.
Liberal lemmings leap at ending any and all discourse and education regarding the global threat posed by Islamic jihadists
The Gatestone Institute, an international policy council chaired by Ambassador John R. Bolton, and listing Phoenix physician M. Zuhdi Jasser, M.D. as a member of its Board of Advisers, has this quote at the top of its web page.
“Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.”
In this Dec. 26 post, Jihad: “All the Fault of the West!” historian and journalist Lars Hedegaard who serves as President of the Danish Free Press Society, delivers some stunning news, beginning his analysis with these words:
As long as we in the West are not prepared to take Muslims at their word when they claim to be waging bloody jihad because it is their religious obligation, we have no chance of repelling the current onslaught on the West.
In the United States, a House of Representatives bill, H. Res. 569, has been sponsored that would censor one of the few countries left with freedom of speech. The bill, in accordance with the 10-year plan of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), would criminalize all criticism of Islam, worldwide.
A group in the U.S. House of Representatives has sponsored H. Res. 569, in condemnation of violence, bigotry and “hateful rhetoric” toward Muslims in the U.S. It has been referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
This bill comes on the heels of Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s post-San Bernardino outrageous statement to the Muslim American community that she will prosecute anyone guilty of anti-Muslim speech. Passage of this legislation will be the death knell for the First Amendment and the end of any and all discourse and education about the threat posed by the global jihad.
The treacherous House Resolution was sponsored by U.S. Rep. Donald S. Beyer, Jr., a Virginia Democrat. It was introduced Dec. 17, 2015. Read the complete text of the Resolution and the list of left-wing co-sponsors.
Arizona Democrat Reps. Raul Grijalva (CD 3) and Ruben Gallego (CD 7) have shamefully signed on to this repressive lunacy which, if passed, signals not only the restriction, but the utter and complete death of the First Amendment.
Heritage Foundation reminds us that the oath of office taken by all members of Congress at the beginning of each term of office obligates them to observe the limits of their authority and act in accordance with the powers delegated to them by the Constitution.
These Democrats obviously think they are above such mundane restrictions.
After expending a great deal of time and effort begging its increasingly meager reader base to “Go deeper with digital,” the failing local newspaper has done an about face — at least for Thanksgiving. The anorexic daily, skinny and wan, has done its damnedest to veer away from hard copy publications requiring newsprint, ink, delivery drivers and editions hitting driveways — though fewer do these days.
Gannett execs offered generous bonuses to longtime employees just to get them out the door and lower their overhead, replacing them with ASU students, who have no idea what actual journalism is and not even a passing familiarity with the First Amendment. Editors are gone, so the news reports are filled with teen colloquialisms and Snoopy-like, “It was a dark and stormy night” approaches. Pertinent details are missing and, let’s face it, the once towering beacon of reliable standards now does little more than dole out leftist, agendized spew with a hefty side of food news, sports and entertainment, aimed at a nearly nonexistent audience. The internet has replaced stale hard copy with fresh up-to-the minute reports.
For the holiday, however, the aptly nicknamed Arizona Repugnant promises “Another Thanksgiving Tradition: The Giant Newspaper!” A screaming headline blares, “It’s almost time for our BIGGEST paper of the year including inspiring stories, your holiday gift guide, things to do for the long weekend, last minute turkey tips and the GIANT crossword puzzle. Plus, all the details on the weekend’s sports scene and up to 100 inserts full of deals.”
You can, if so inclined, pick up this gargantuan bunch of dead tree pulp “as an early bird copy at your favorite store,” they advise. “Or, if you subscribe, we’ll bring it to you Thanksgiving morning.”
That sounds like more of a threat than a promise.
Threat: “This is just the beginning”
By now we’ve all heard about the student protests at the University of Missouri resulting in the resignations of the school’s president, Tim Wolfe and chancellor. R. Bowen Loftin. Amid demands for “racial justice” and insistence Wolfe acknowledge his “white male privilege,” the black activist student group known as Concerned Student 1950, made numerous other demands posted here in the Independent Journal.
Racism is not the issue. CNS News reports on the university’s black elected student body president, Peyton Head, discussing “empowerment.” This lunacy is rooted in leftist politics.
The school’s football team joined the fray after a black graduate student from a multimillionaire family,* began a hunger strike, bizarrely saying the dispute would either end with Wolfe resigning or the student dying. But it came down to the team, joined by its coach, using the threat of not playing its game against BYU, which if canceled would have cost the university well over $1 million.
Following Wolfe’s resignation, the university’s athletic department issued a statement that the football team would return to the practice field to prepare for its Saturday game.
After Wolfe weakly complied to the mob, the hunger striking student announced on Twitter that he had cancelled his self-imposed starvation.
“Our demands must be met in totality to create systems of healing within the UM System,” said Marshall Allen, one of the protesters. “In addition to this, students, staff and faculty of color must be involved in the process of deciding who will be our next UM System president.”
As is often the case, the adage “follow the money” works here. Not only is there the immense revenue generated by the football game, but there is also a back story that has received little attention. Unrest actually began in August when the university announced it would no longer be offering health insurance subsidies for graduate students. MU said it can no longer pay for graduate students’ health insurance because of changes in federal health care policy under Obamacare.
To no one’s surprise, the White House praised the protesters, though others regard the model of the football team holding the presidency hostage as setting a dangerous precedent and further proof that political correctness on university campuses has a stranglehold on rational thinking, making administrators who had recently been praised for their stewardship of a complex institution suddenly vulnerable to student mayhem.
Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder denounced a university faculty member who deprived student reporters of their First Amendment rights after she was videotaped harassing and trying to kick the reporters out of their “no media safe space.” Read his statement as reported on Mediaite here. Kinder will be running for governor on the Republican ticket in 2016.
*H/T Joe Holleman St. Louis Today