AZ Republic: Where agenda trumps fact

August 9, 2018

Deciphering Republicese

The headline blasts, “Donald Trump’s border wall could cost much more than estimated, new report says.”

A few observations when reading the local newspaper, employing a wide range of sufferers of TDS or “Trump Derangement Syndrome“:

  1.  Yes, it’s a long headline. It could have been shorter and more respectful if the word “Donald” was eliminated and replaced with the abbreviated, “Pres.”

      2.  Usage of the word “could”: Could is vague and indefinite, as in the case of may, might, maybe and possibly. If the wall “could” cost much more than estimated, it “could” also cost much less. It depends on the perspective that is intended to be conveyed. The Arizona Republic makes no bones about its messaging, rife with an open-border agenda, hence the usage of the wobbly word, “could.”

     3.  Most egregious error of all: It’s not, “Donald Trump’s border wall.” It’s ours! Americans across this nation voted for candidate Donald Trump. Among the top reasons was the promised construction of a “border wall,” since border security is national security. This principle was reiterated during a speech delivered by President Trump at the Reagan Library in December 2017.

The article was written by Rafael Carranza, described as “covering the U.S.-Mexico border for The Arizona Republic, and contributing to La Voz Arizona.” La Voz is the Spanish language edition. Both papers specialize in highlighting families separated and/or reunited at the southern border, never suggesting that their illegal entry into the U.S. or sending their young children on the arduous journey with strangers claiming to be their parents put them in indefensible predicaments of their own making.

The recent arrest of an illegal in Texas, highlights the problem.  A young girl was sent by her mother with a man, who falsely told authorities he was her father. He had, in fact, repeatedly raped her during the journey.

Would Carranza have gotten this particular assignment if his surname had been O‘Connor or Wong, or does identity politics override all other considerations at the Hillary-endorsing, open borders, far left newspaper?

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Snorting Koch: An open border hallucination

August 2, 2018

If you do an online search of the Cato Institute, you’ll find it listed as an “American libertarian think tank with a moderate right wing bias” or a “conservative think tank”  — confirming that far-left predisposed Google can be not only wrong, but very wrong.

The Washington, D.C. based organization was originally launched in 1973 as the Charles Koch Foundation by billionaire Charles Koch and two associates. By 1976, the name of the Koch funded entity was changed to the Cato Institute. It supports legalization of illicit drugs claiming doing so would generate $106.7 billion in annual budgetary gains and advocates for the abolishment of ICE.

“Conservative” or “right-wing,” it is not, unless you use John McCain, Jeff Flake and Ted Kennedy as templates.

John Binder, writing for Breitbart News headlines his shocking article, “Koch-Backed CATO Institute: ‘Time for the U.S. to Have Open Borders.’ The report is based on this USA Today op-ed by Cato’s Director of Economic Studies, Jeffrey Miron, who says the U.S. “has nothing to fear, and much to gain, from open borders,” adding that Americans should “forget” about building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border to stop the illegal invasion of our country.

Cato’s Miron opines:

“President Donald Trump’s recent tweets against open borders come as no surprise. Indeed, even fervent immigration advocates worry that open borders would lower the wages of low-skilled natives, erode national security, and overburden the social safety net. Trump doubled down, tweeting that he would be “willing to ‘shut down’ government” unless Congress approves funding for a border wall with Mexico.

Trump, however, has it exactly backwards: The solution to America’s immigration problems is open borders, under which the United States imposes no immigration restrictions at all. If the U.S. adopts this policy, the benefits will far outweigh the costs.”

The United States is a sovereign nation, rightfully entitled to a secure border and protection for its citizens. In a post-September 11, 2001 world, the issue of opening our country to potential terrorists is never addressed.

Translating the liberal-speak: The United States needs to become an unrestrained, permanent repository of uneducated and unwilling to assimilate Third-Worlder invaders to benefit Americans. We need to fund them with our generous social programs, provide them with health care, educate their kids to the determent of our own, and eagerly accept their criminality. We should ignore the fact that this act of national destruction will ensure a massive expansion of the Democrat/Socialist party that is certain to have permanent negative impacts on our country — the obvious goal of the Cato Institute and the Koch Brothers.  They are radical George Soros clones in drag.

The left-wing, Hillary-endorsing  Arizona Republic newspaper plays this same deceptive game in today’s edition. In a front page article titled, “Migrant reforms floated in House,” it refers to “bi-partisan” supporters of another massive omnibus spending bill funding ‘dreamers’ and other illegals, backed by the American immigration Council an illegal alien support group opposing what it calls, “senseless deportations.” The newspaper blandly describes it as a “non-profit D.C. advocacy group that studies immigration.” Also identified as backing the measure is the “immigration policy analyst” at the “Libertarian Cato Institute.”

The intentional deception jumps off the page.


McSally’s border wall double talk can’t con Lou Dobbs

August 1, 2018

Martha McSally’s appearance (illuminating video) on Fox Business‘ “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” clearly defines why she’s known as Sally McCain.  Her lack of commitment to constructing the border wall she deceptively alludes to in her campaign ads is reminiscent of her mentor John McCain’s infamous stroll along Arizona’s southern border with then-Pinal County sheriff, deceptively promising toComplete the danged fence” Immediately after the ballots were counted, McCain, Jeff Flake, Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin along with four other RINOs and liberals, joined together on the Gang of Eight, another of his career-long amnesty schemes.

Dobbs takes none of McSally’s glib double talk on the topic, as she repeatedly yammers about a “border wall system.” Dobbs swiftly clarifies that President Trump has promised a border wall — not a system — and pointedly tells McSally to stop speaking over him.

In an email sent to her supporters, Dr. Kelli Ward, who McSally is challenging for Arizona’s open Senate seat writes:

“Yesterday I met with the editorial board of the Arizona Republic with my opponent Martha McSally. Overall it was a very positive experience — I had the chance to spread our message of America First and discuss some of the most important issues of the campaign.

But McSally never ceases to floor me… our meeting confirmed she’s still totally out of touch with conservative voters.In discussing the construction of a much-needed wall along our southern border, McSally emphatically said, “I don’t know why you guys get so caught up on the word ‘wall’.”

No, I am not kidding… the woman is running for U.S. Senate in a border state and she doesn’t comprehend the overwhelming support for President Trump’s Wall. This is why I’m running. I’m in it to win and support the Wall for Arizona and the United States.

You see, my opponent never supported any of the President’s America First immigration proposals — in fact, she’s supported the opposite. When we refer to McSally as Martha “McAmnesty,” we mean it… in addition to opposing the Wall, McSally voted for amnesty multiple times as a sitting member of Congress.

And let’s not forget that the massive $1.3 trillion budget-busting omnibus spending bill that McSally so “proudly” supported back in March didn’t include a single penny for our southern border wall.”

Today’s edition of the newspaper, employing blatant deception and regarding us as easily duped fools, headlines the meeting with the editorial board, “Republicans McSally, Ward trade jabs in heated debate” —- when in fact, there was no debate. And Joe Arpaio, who celebrated his 86th birthday three months ago, didn’t even bother to show up.

Dr. Kelli Ward, a physician, former two-term state senator, military wife, and mother, is the eloquent conservative in this critically important upcoming U.S. Senate Primary Election, which might explain why Martha McSally and Joe Arpaio refuse to participate in actual debates — denying Arizona voters the ability to see, hear, and compare them. Ward’s campaign donation link is alongside this revealing video. Unlike Martha McSally, Kelli Ward relies on supporters, not open border lobbyists who fund McSally’s ubiquitous, though deceitful, TV ads.

Watch ‘McSally is a McFaker,’ as she tries and fails to con Lou Dobbs:

 


Worried about separation? Hardly. Illegals keep coming

July 8, 2018

With all of their anti-Trump issues fizzling, Democrats have latched onto the separation of illegal alien families at the border as their pivotal issue going into the midterm elections. 

Three main refresher points beg to be made:

  1. This program did not originate under President Trump. It has been in place since the George W. Bush administration and was expanded upon by Barack Obama, a fact that is conveniently swept under the liberal political mat.
  2. Using children, whether your own or those unrelated to you, as a means of gaining illegal access into the United States doesn’t, and shouldn’t, work. Operation Streamline, a program begun in 2005, referred all illegals for prosecution, making exceptions for those traveling with children. That policy brought us to the indefensible point where children provide cover to America’s invaders. On June 20, Pres. Trump signed this Executive Order, affording congress the ability to prioritize immigration proceedings involving illegal alien families.
  3. American citizens who commit crimes and are incarcerated are routinely separated from their children, oftentimes for years. If they bring the children along during the commission of their criminal acts, those actions results in enhanced penalties. Where are Socialist billionaire financier George SorosActBlue* and MoveOn recruited mobs —- known for inciting riots —- marching over their plight? They are nowhere to be seen — since their criminality doesn’t play into the Left’s narrative.

The telling headline in the Arizona Republic provides the rest of the story in a two-page report: “Despite separation threat, more families are arriving at border.”

Obviously they are not as aggrieved by the circumstances as the drummed up protesters are. The takeaway is the issue of “separated families” plays well with the left-wing media that desperately needs to divert attention away from the monumental successes of the Trump administration, including the lowest unemployment rate in decades and a booming economy.

Those bread and butter issues are what bring working Americans, who are paying attention, to the polls. 

Republicans are motivated to ensure President Trump is surrounded by conservatives in the U.S. House and Senate to get his legislation passed and judges approved. Tomorrow he is set to nominate a replacement for retiring U.S, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

*This is an interesting site to peruse, courtesy of Center for Responsive Politics.


Weekend reading guaranteed to make you smarter

July 1, 2018

If you read nothing else today, read this

Today we are gifting our readers with an enlightening and timely article by Bruce Thornton, who knows a thing or two about his topic.

Do yourself a favor and read,LIES, DAMNED LIES, AND IMMIGRATION POLICY, The falsehoods that protect a political interest.”

Illegal immigration and the contrived drama surrounding it are ripping at the fabric of our sovereign nation. Don’t be fooled by the ongoing leftist rant, which now includes abolishing the federal bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). There is a method to their madness, and even the safety and security of our own citizens take a back seat to the liberal agenda of increasing the size of the Democrat voting base.

This commentary is especially relevant following what is claimed to be over 600 nationally organized marches Saturday on behalf of illegal aliens and the traction-grabbing, though based in deceit, issue of “family reunification,” seized on by the desperate Democrats who have seen their other means of regaining political power fizzle. Among the radical organizers of #FamiliesBelongTogether are the ACLU, Women’s March, and MoveOn, funded by anti-American Socialist billionaire George Soros.


Republicrats align with Dems on amnesty bills

May 16, 2018

Invaders have unlikely friends in high places

While they think that Americans aren’t paying attention, eighteen Republican members of congress have signed a “discharge petition” in an effort to bring numerous liberal immigration bills to the floor for a vote. In doing so, they are intentionally defying President Trump and House leadership, while weakening GOP unity and demoralizing the base of GOP voters prior to the upcoming midterm elections.

Their motivation remains murky.

One of the bills in the package will grant full amnesty to those given DACA status by Barack Obama, even as he repeatedly stated he was legally unable to force such actions. 

The outrageous effort is being shepherded by Reps. Carlos Curbelo (FL) and Jeff Denham (CA). Charlie Dent (PA), will have his signature count despite the fact he resigned from Congress this month. View the complete list of signers of H.Res. 774 – “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 4760) to amend the immigration laws and the homeland security laws, and for other purposes,” Yes. That’s the brassy and vague title. Good luck trying to find the actual text.

The discharge petition process is normally used by the minority party to force votes the majority won’t allow, making it all the more bizarre that Republicans who still hold the majority are pushing this legislation in tandem with the most liberal Democrats.

Donald Trump won the GOP nomination over 16 other Republican primary challengers — based in large measure on his commitment to securing our border and building a wall. This is clearly what the majority of American citizens want.

The 7th District Dent represented is currently a top Democrat target, especially after it became more competitive under the new congressional map imposed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The court threw out the old map in January, ruling it was an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander. This is their 138-page opinion. The justices are elected on partisan ballots and serve ten-year terms. Only two of the seven justices — Chief Justice Thomas G. Saylor and Associate Justice Sallie Updyke Munday — are Republicans.

The Sanctuary State of California has become Ground Zero for illegal aliens. They are welcomed  by Gov. Jerry Brown, though the citizens have had their fill.  A recent poll shows a majority of Californians want more deportations as their state devolves into what author Victor Davis Hanson so aptly named “Mexifornia,” in his visionary 2003 book,

In 2007 writing for City Journal, Hanson wrote this bleak assessment, “Mexifornia, Five Years Later.” Do yourself a favor and read it.  We have just been warned by the organizers of the last “caravan” of illiterate and unskilled Central Americans, who blatantly disrespect the United States, that they are replicating their last invasion effort, aided and abetted by Mexico, which allowed them safe passage on their way to the United States.

The leftwing local newspaper softly refers to the invaders asmigrants” and “asylum-seekers.


AG Jeff Sessions: “People are not going to stampede our border”

May 3, 2018

Trump administration “sending a message worldwide”

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Wednesday the Justice Department will send 35 prosecutors and 18 judges to the southern U.S. border to bolster efforts to prosecute foreign nationals entering the U.S. illegally. Some of these illegals have previously been deported and are reentering the U.S.

Among the assistant attorneys dispatched to the border, 15 will be allocated to Texas, eight to California, six to Arizona and six to New Mexico. Immigration judges will be deployed to adjudicate cases in courts along the U.S-Mexico border in parts of the same states.

Eloy and Florence Arizona will each have immigration courts.

“The American people made very clear their desire to secure our borders and prioritize the public safety and national security of our homeland,” Sessions said in this statement. “Promoting and enforcing the rule of law is essential to our republic. By deploying these additional resources to the Southwest border, the Justice Department and the Trump Administration take yet another step in protecting our nation, its borders, and its citizens. It must be clear that there is no right to demand entry without justification.”

Unveiling the measure at the DOJ, Sessions specifically pointed to a caravan of illegals from Central America — notably Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador — claiming to seek asylum. The caravan, which made its way through Mexico in recent months, was part of the impetus behind the decision to prosecute violators. They made no effort to stay in Mexico, where they speak the same language and have similar customs.

“We are not going to let this country be overwhelmed,” Sessions said. “People are not going caravan or otherwise stampede our border. We need legality and integrity in the system. People should wait their turn, ask to apply lawfully before they enter our country. So we’re sending a message worldwide.”

 In a welcome move, the Trump administration has cracked down on illegal border crossings, with Sessions unveiling charges against 11 caravan members on Monday as they arrived at the Tijuana/San Diego border. Exhibiting their desire to be good citizens, illegals were openly rebelling against the laws of the country they hoped to enter by defiantly scaling the border wall.