Trump should appoint Kris Kobach as Secretary of Homeland Security

November 22, 2016

If, like many political observers these days you find yourself on information overload, you might wonder why a report in The Topeka Capital-Journal has any relevancy or readers of Seeing Red AZ.

Let us remind you.

Remember Arizona’s much heralded law known simply as SB 1070? Although the far-left Arizona Republic was/is unable to write about it without the accompanying descriptive “controversial” label.

Liberal federal courts gutted parts of the law which ultimately made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The fallout has been ongoing as we noted just days ago reporting on a lawsuit against AZ AG Mark Brnovich launched by Judicial Watch and former state Senate President Russell Pearce.

Copied in numerous states the language of the Arizona bill was refreshing, using the term “Illegal aliens” and not confusing the meanings of immigrant, migrant and undocumented. Immigrants are here legally.  They have not slithered into the United States using trickery and deceit. They want to become English-speaking Americans taking on our values and history as their own, not recreating the barrios they left behind or bypassing our legal system to impose Sharia law in their communities.

Reports on the weekend meeting between President-elect Donald Trump and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach are heartening to border state Arizonans, who live with the results of non-enforcement of our insecure border imposed by Barack Obama. Taxpayers fund the costly benefits and social services, including providing education, medical care and shouldering the burgeoning impact on our criminal justice system.

It was Kobach, an early supporter and adviser who counseled Trump on implementing “extreme vetting” of those seeking refugee status. He advised candidate Mitt Romney on “self deportation.“

Then Senate President Russell Pearce did a masterful job of shepherding SB 1070 through the Arizona legislature. Constitutional lawyer Kris Kobach, was the architect.

 Kobach built a national reputation for advocacy of state voter identification and registration laws intended to thwart illegal voting.  In 1995, he received his Juries Doctorate from Yale Law School and his doctorate in Political Science from Oxford University. Early in his career he worked for the U.S. Department of Justice under Attorney General John Ashcroft serving as the chief adviser on immigration law and border security. After his fellowship year ended, the Attorney General appointed Kobach as his Counsel. Kobach was a constitutional law professor at the University of Missouri before winning election to secretary of state in Kansas in 2010. These are but highlights, His remarkable bio can be read here.

Kris Kobach will serve America well. Donald Trump can make no more qualified appointment to head the Department of Homeland Security.


Chaos in Chicago as O’Hare strike disrupts holiday travel

November 18, 2016

Remembering Ronald Reagan

On Wednesday we posted about defiant liberal mayors challenging President-elect Donald Trump on the issue of sanctuary cities, which provide safe havens for illegal foreign nationals. Our first example was Chicago mayor, Rahm Emanuel —- former chief-of-staff to Barack Obama —- boasting of his unwavering support (video) for illegals. Emanuel, who presides over a city with an astronomical homicide rate declares, “ Let’s be clear about what Chicago is. It always will be a sanctuary city. You are safe in Chicago. You are secure in Chicago. You are supported in Chicago.”

Now his “safe and secure city” which employs many undereducated, low-wage workers, will ensure chaos meets Thanksgiving travelers. Hundreds of O’Hare International Airport workers have voted to go on strike coinciding with the nation’s most traveled holiday. O’Hare is one of the nation’s busiest airports.

Although the circumstances are different, this incident brings to mind how President Ronald Reagan handled the serious situation that existed in 1981 when the nation’s air traffic controllers went on strike. He fired over 11,000 strikers who ignored his order to return to work within the 48-hour deadline he set for compliance with his order.


Trump’s vow to enforce border security propelled him forward

November 10, 2016

Americans desire national security, respect for our sovereignty

Think back to when a more bombastic Donald Trump stood on the stage with 16 other Republican candidates and seemed the most unlikely of them all to be the last one standing. But his message that has resonated throughout his campaign remains a powerful yet easily understood one. No amnesty for illegals and build a wall

With that strategy, he was bucking the establishment honchos comprising the Republican National Committee that commissioned this self-analysis after the dismal  2012 elections

Their conclusion was  the party “must embrace and champion comprehensive immigration reform.” Americans know it more honestly as “amnesty”—- a magnanimous gift for the hordes of illegal invaders. Arizona abuts the porous border and we have been force-fed the “comprehensive” baloney from Jon Kyl, John McCain and Jeff Flake for years.

The RNC’s big tent concept was massaged to remessage the Republican brand to those who think we “don’t care about them.” Whether that is the task before a political party is up for debate. Especially so when they have blatantly disregarded our law to enter the U.S.

In 1992, Bill Clinton’s strategist James Carville coined the phrase “it’s the economy stupid,” as a keep-your-eye on-the-prize objective. Today it’s amnesty for illegals from Mexico, South and Central America as well as Russia, China and Middle Eastern countries that are state sponsors of terrorism. The main job of government is to provide safety to its citizens.

Barack Obama opened the floodgates to all comers looking to increase the Democrat voter base.  Hillary Clinton vowed to go even further. For years we’ve been given a static number of 10 -11 million illegals who are already here. As they continue to flood into the U.S. and have families once they arrive the number is actually closer to 30 million.

Donald Trump understands the significance of the amnesty message, and made securing our border a cornerstone of his campaign .No country exists without enforceable borders. Legal immigration, including assimilation to our language, values and customs, once known as Americanization, is welcomed. Being invaded by lawbreakers is not.

An excellent assessment of Donald  Trump’s ascension to the presidency of the United States, is written by Breitbart’s senior editor-at-large Joel B. Pollak. This excerpt states his case perfectly, illuminating why Trump was elected:

What the Republican establishment underestimated was how deeply Americans — including key Democratic constituencies, and even legal immigrants — resented amnesty. For some, it was a matter of economic competition. For others, it was a matter of the rule of law. And for others, it was a matter of cultural coherence.

Regardless, Donald Trump reached voters that the GOP had long forgotten by promising to “build a wall” with a “big, beautiful door.”

It was not a call to xenophobia. It was a claim that the diversity that Americans have always cherished — e pluribus unum — rested on the foundations of secure borders, and law enforcement, and fairness. If we don’t have a border, Trump argued, we don’t have a country.

 


A frank discussion with Donald Trump

October 8, 2016

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has reportedly cancelled nearly $1.7 million in televised ads scheduled for the key states of Florida, North Carolina, and Ohio — as well as other buys in Colorado, Iowa, New England and Pennsylvania markets.

This decision coincides with the release of a decade old, open mic spew of vulgarities, for which Trump apologized Friday (video). Still, he was unable to resist impetuously leaving the door open to discuss Bill Clinton’s extramarital escapades.

Too easily distracted, Trump must focus on the needs of our nation.

This tit-for-tat strategy is pure folly. Bill Clinton is not running in this upcoming election. The issues are the enormous debt incurred by Barack Obama, which Hillary Clinton would expand upon as she promises free college tuition and increased benefits. Joblessness is on the rise. Social Security and government-funded health care are unsustainable and must be retooled. The flood of unable to be vetted “refugees” from terror sponsoring nations must come to an abrupt end.  Our border must be secured. In these uncertain times, it’s imperative we invest more in defense and rebuilding our military, long neglected by Obama — who prefers bowing to despots, heads of corrupt regimes and Muslim royalty on his global apology tour — to safeguarding American citizens. There is no question beefing up the nation’s deteriorating infrastructure is an issue of foremost importance. We are vulnerable on far too many fronts.

Republicans need to win this election, Mr. Trump. Redefine the perpetual pout and limit the adjectives. We heard you the first time. No need to repeat everything three times.

This isn’t rocket science. Alicia Machado was not the bait you should have taken in the first debate. Neither is attempting to cover your own crude statements by trying to make Bill Clinton’s conduct worse.  This is not a vulgarity contest.

Donald Trump needs to move past these distractions and discuss his vision for America. That’s the only message.

After eight years of the outrageous excesses of Barack Obama, this presidential election should have been a cake walk for Republicans. Instead key endorsers are peeling away and the campaign is on life support. It can be resurrected, but the clock is ticking. Stay on message, Mr. Trump.

We need you.


Who’s working in America? Shocking facts re: labor force

October 2, 2016

Jason Richwine, writing for Center for Immigration Studies reports, “It is well known that lower-skilled men in their prime working years — ages 25 to 54 — have left the labor force in increasing numbers over the past several decades. Experts have been reluctant to acknowledge, however, that the work problem has afflicted native-born men almost exclusively.”

Read more of this well documented and researched report here.

The impact escalates dramatically as WND’s Leo Hohmann reported in his 2015 article, ‘Staggering’: 680,000 Muslims to U.S. under Obama. If elected, Hillary Clinton has vowed to significant;y increase those “refugee” numbers. These figures do not reflect the influx of Mexican, Central and South Americans who gain access to the U.S. through our incredibly porous border. Also among those are illegals from Albania, China, Pakistan, Egypt, Somalia, and more than 75 other countries — many state sponsors of terrorism, according to a leaked intelligence analysis from the Customs and Border Protection (CBP), as revealed in this two-year-old Breitbart report.  It’s a certainty the numbers have increased since Brandon Darby wrote,Leaked CBP Report Shows Entire World Exploiting Open US Border.

It is possible to put a foot down and say we’ve had enough. Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is doing just that by withdrawing Texas from the refugee resettlement programIn his Sept. 21, 2016 statement, Abbot said:

“Texas has repeatedly requested that the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the director of national intelligence provide assurances that refugees resettled in Texas will not pose a security threat, and that the number of refugees resettled in Texas would not exceed the state’s original allocation in fiscal year 2016 – both of which have been denied by the federal government.”

Gov. Abbott is right. America needs to focus on national security, strengthening our military and infrastructure, being energy independent and ensuring our own citizens have employment opportunities. Working Americans provide for their families and, in turn, strengthen our country. 


September 11, 2001: Have we already forgotten?

September 11, 2016

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Shameful actions of NFL players need to be dealt with — by vanishing fans

 Each year we commemorate the unspeakable horrors that shook America to her core on the clear autumn morning fifteen years ago today. Nearly 3,000 people were murdered by 19 Islamic terrorists in the U.S. on expired visas who commandeered two commercial airliners and flew them into the World Trade Center Twin Towers in New York City. A third flew into the Pentagon. The death toll included 40 passengers and crew members aboard the fourth hijacked plane, United 93, which crashed in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, as courageous passengers rushed the cockpit. Along with our American citizens, people from 90 other countries were massacred in the attacks.

We also remember the orchestrated attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012 — resulting in the deaths of Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Ty Woods, Sean Smith and Glen Doherty, which then-Secretary of State attempted to blame on a “spontaneous event” following a fabricated video defaming Muhammad.

In 2009, Army Major and Fort Hood psychiatrist, Dr. Nidal Hasan, who refers to himself as a “soldier of Allah” opened gunfire on the base killing 14 (including an unborn baby) and wounding more than 30 others. Though Hasan called out “Allahu Akbar!“ (Allah is greater) the Obama administration refused to acknowledge the terrorist aspect, foolishly referring to the murders as “workplace violence.”

The 2013 Boston Marathon bombings that maimed and killed innocents on a spring morning were perpetrated by Chechen immigrant brothers motivated by extremist Islamic beliefs.

In 2014 depraved decapitations of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff shook our sensibilities —- as was the intent via the grotesque videos posted by the jihadist executioners. These victims followed Daniel Pearl, a Wall Street Journal reporter savagely executed in the same manner in 2002. In the intervening years, other Americans have met that grisly fate. 

During 2015 the civilized world  witnessed mass beheadings and the burning alive of a caged Jordanian pilot. Some of the beheadings were carried out by children under the guidance of their own fathers, indoctrinating depravity in the name of Allah.

The perpetrators of these unspeakably evil acts are fanatical and murderous international thugs who literally follow the Quran’s 47:4 directive to “strike the necks” of unbelievers. Obviously, ISIS represents the worst of Islam, but few American Muslims raise their voices against either the butchery or the threats of devastation to our homeland and inflicting havoc on American cities.

Yet Americans have witnessed the Obama administration’s capitulation to the terror sponsoring regime of Iran by accelerating their nuclear capabilities. At the same time we are fed distorted intelligence reports giving a glossier version of U.S. progress against al Qaeda and the Islamic State — foolishly referred to as a “JV team” by Obama —  than is reflected by reality. Fortunately our Constitution ensures presidential term limits.

What there are no term limits on is ignorance. As Americans commemorate the victims of the September 11, 2001 depravity, overpaid NFL football players, with no real concept of how fortunate they are to be Americans or what the day represents, are using the somber occasion to stage protests by refusing to stand for our national anthem in a show of solidarity with the BLM movement that was founded in the lie of “Hands up, don’t shoot!”  The fallacious charge of racial inequality is also exemplified by the preponderance of black players with $ multimillion contacts, though there are no protests from the white minority players.

If the planned protests go foreword, patriotic Americans should stage their own demonstrations and boycott the teams. The old line money talks and BS walks applies in this instance. Constitutional lawyer, author and talk show host Mark Levin makes the case — covered by CNS News — that this is not a freedom of speech issue.


AZ Republic endorsements: deliberate deception

August 7, 2016

August in Arizona takes its toll with no relief from triple digit, scorching temperatures and the realization that they‘ll be no reprieve for weeks to come. Residents used to joke they could fry an egg on the sidewalk. Now that stale humor is put aside for real entertainment. It is the political season, after all.

Case in point is the leftist Arizona Republic’s endorsements in the upcoming Primary Election. Over the last week, the predictably skewed endorsements provided a bit of levity, starkly evidenced by the newspaper’s pick in the First Congressional District. Highlighted are two Dems, both former Republicrats — exactly the type of apostates that would get the nod from the conservative-despising boors at the newspaper. They credit their favored of the two, while a state legislator,  as having been a facilitator for liberal Gov. Janet Napolitano’s “many budget (and) policy wins during her tenure….” 

Day after day, the preposterous endorsements are head shakers for those who actually follow politics. The McCain endorsement was an exercise in foolishness, sloppiness, and willfully dangerous, since coffee drinkers across the state choked on their first morning sips. According to the newspaper, the marginal McCain is “a global figure and one of the most influential people in the world.”  Omitted is the fact that McCain has been censured by elected statewide Republican party officials, has been a regular White House visitor advising Obama on myriad issues and has been funded since 2001 by freedom-hating Socialist, multi-billionaire George Soros.

The error filled editorial refers to his opponent Dr. Kelli Ward as having served “two years in the Arizona Senate.”  It was actually two terms, two years each, which equals 4 years. You can guess that  facts are irrelevant and playing fast and loose is the newspaper’s stock in trade.

Another challenger, who has since pulled out of the race was deceptively referred to as a “GOP party activist,” although he was previously registered as  a PND —- Party Not Designated.

The brain-dead McCain sought to arm Libyan dictator Muammar Qadhafi, posed with ISIS terrorists —- and promised the “revolutionaries” weapons, training, and funding.  He referred to them as “freedom fighters.”

Here is the “influential global leader” in a 2008 CBS News clip haughtily speaking with reporters in Jordan and exhibiting abysmal ignorance of who the extremists and terrorists actually are. He was immediately corrected by far more knowledgeable then-Sen. Joe Lieberman while an obviously embarrassed Lindsey Graham hung his head.

If reelected, McCain and his Democrat allies are prepared to roll for another shot at amnesty in 2017 — which its proponents prefer to call “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” though it has nothing to do with actual immigrants, who arrive legally. Former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo, a Kelli Ward supporter, writes,”If you were asked this question — which Republican politicians have lied to voters while supporting illegal immigration and opposing border security, what name is at the top of your list? It’s that same 2008 Republican presidential candidate, US Senator John McCain.”

Politico has written, “McCain has long championed immigration reform, albeit with occasional lurches to the right.”

Know this.  McCain lurches to the right about as often as Seeing Red AZ lurches to the left. His “lurches” are always pre-election and he reverts as soon as the ballots are counted. Sending the 80-year-old McCain back to DC for another six-year term is delusional and dangerous.  We deserve better. Vote for Dr. Kelli Ward