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.

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John McCain a poetry buff?

May 10, 2018

Decades ago, Welsh poet Dylan Thomas wrote a poem dedicated to his frail and aged father that began with these words:

Do not go gentle into that good night.

Old age should burn and rave at close of day;

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Those familiar with Arizona’s now seriously ailing senior senator, known for his salty tongue, colluding with liberals and crassness, would find it difficult to view him as a devotee of poetry. But John McCain’s recent actions show him to be raging against the ravages of his final illness and the encroaching loss of “the light,” obviously taking Dylan Thomas’ words to his own dying father to heart.

This past week alone, in an excerpt from his soon-to-be released memoir, actually written by his longtime confidant and biographer Mark Salter, McCain needlessly insulted Sarah Palin — his 2008 VP selectee — saying that he should have followed his better instincts and put Democrat Joe Lieberman on his ticket as his vice presidential running mate. It’s clear he missed seeing the profusion of bumper stickers on Arizona roadways that were sliced horizontally across the middle, removing the name McCain and leaving Palin. When chauffeurs do the driving bumper stickers aren’t in your sight line.

Devoid of class even in his waning days, he has issued an exclusionary guest list for his funeral, intentionally omitting Donald Trump, the President of the United States, who incurred McCain’s wrath for winning the nation‘s top office, a feat that eluded McCain. Fellow Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) calling the move “ridiculous,” later apologizing for his remark.

Though he repeatedly led failed attempts partnering with Democrats to grant amnesty — including eventual citizenship — to those illegally invading the U.S., McCain condemns Republicans for adhering to the Rule of Law and expecting our generous legal immigration policy to be followed.

Widely reported at the time, McCain finally acknowledges delivering a discredited, inflammatory “dossier” to then-FBI Director James Comey containing what turned out to be false allegations against President Trump. “I discharged that obligation, and I would do it again. Anyone who doesn’t like it can go to hell,” McCain states in his biography.

McCain’s latest gambit, reported on Wednesday, is his urging the U.S. Senate to reject Gina Haspel’s nomination to become CIA director, claiming she was unable to satisfactorily address concerns regarding her role in the use of enhanced interrogation techniques during the Bush administration. Her assurances that the practices that served to provide valuable information are no longer used, is of no consequence to McCain‘s operatives who issued a defamatory statement in his behalf.

Rather than seeking peace at the end of his life, the still angry McCain brazenly continues to “rage, rage against the dying of the light,” even when there is nothing substantive to incur his wrath.


AZ US Senate race: Rubio’s duplicity rears his phony McHead

May 7, 2018

Marco Rubio tries a Chuck Schumer con to benefit McSally

This past week, many of us received an email plea from Marco Rubio on behalf of Martha McSally (known alternatively on this site as Sally McCain). She’s running for the U.S. Senate seat effectively vacated by Jeff (the) Flake whose 18% approval rating was so low that he opted out of a reelection bid rather than face an embarrassing loss. Flake has largely ignored his duties as he makes the rounds of liberal media outlets denouncing President Donald Trump. It’s a shameful spectacle, but one to which the marginal Flake is well suited.

With John McCain seriously ill and said to be planning his own funeral — complete with guest list — Arizonans have, for all intents and purposes, been without senate representation for a very long time. Both Flake and McCain still collect taxpayer funded paychecks, but we get nothing in return.

In the email solicitation for McSally, Marco Rubio throws in this deceitful postscript:

P.S.  I can’t stress it enough — this race will determine whether or not we’re forced to hand over the Senate Majority to Chuck Schumer and the Democrats.  I hope you will join me in supporting Martha McSally for Senate right now!

Marco Rubio either regards Arizona Republicans as fools or suffering from amnesia. In fact, neither is the case.  With the long memoried elephant as the GOP symbol, we remember all too well how he and Chuck Schumer were partners in the Flake and McCain constructed Gang of Eight amnesty scheme. It was comprised of four Democrats and four Republicrats.

In April 2013, Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced S.744, known as the Gang of Eight immigration bill. Its intent was to grant amnesty to the likely underestimated 12 million illegal aliens in the U.S., dramatically increasing legal immigration, while doing virtually nothing to improve border security or immigration enforcement.  It rewarded law-breaking and encouraged more illegal immigration.

Marco adds, “Martha McSally is a workaholic and a leader which is exactly why the Left is pouring all its resources into crushing her campaign.  As only a sophomore member, Martha has authored 18 bills and had 2 signed into law — including significant immigration and border security measures.“  References to specifics are cunningly omitted.

Seeing Red AZ supports Dr. Kelli Ward, the viable conservative in this race. Send her a donation. It is imperative we counter the lobbyist cash being funneled to political swindlers who say one thing and then collude with liberals. Televised ads and mailers, necessary to get the conservative message out, are expensive.

FAIR, The Federation For American Immigration Reform, laid out the shocking basics of S. 744 in quiz form. This was the bill supported by Marco Rubio and his then-cohort Chuck Schumer. Know this. Schumer is not Rubio’s adversary.  The two men are jovial partners.

Grinning Gang of 8ers: Jeff Flake, Chuck Schumer, Marco Rubio and John McCain


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.


Central American illegals engage in border stunts

April 30, 2018

Coached, aided and abetted by open border legal activists

San Diego NBC 7 reports on the Central American “asylum seekers” who caravanned through Mexico in an attempt to breach our sovereign U.S. border. They are being coached on proper responses to give to Border Patrol agents by lawyer activists who regard the laws they are sworn to uphold as mere contrivances to circumvent.

Mexico, which has strict border enforcement along its own border with Central America, has taken on the role of facilitating co-conspirator, allowing the illegal entrants to pass peaceably through its borders. If these people claiming to seek asylum from horrific conditions in their own homelands actually need immediate help, why wouldn’t they have sought  asylum in Mexico where they speak the same language and share many customs? Instead, they cheer, “Gracias, Mexico!”

Don’t waste your sympathies on these natives of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras flooding through Tijuana into San Diego. There is a game plan at work here and Mexico is a key player.

The U.K.’s Daily Mail covers Mexico’s double standard when it comes to a wall to protect it’s own border.

Secretary of Homeland Security and attorney Kirstjen M. Nielsen warned in this recent statement on the Arrival of the Central American ‘Caravan’ at the U.S.-Mexico border that anyone — including people advising the illegals — caught breaking U.S. immigration laws would be prosecuted:

“Let me be clear: we will enforce the immigration laws as set forth by Congress. If you enter our country illegally, you have broken the law and will be referred for prosecution. If you make a false immigration claim, you have broken the law and will be referred for prosecution. If you assist or coach an individual in making a false immigration claim, you have broken the law and will be referred for prosecution.

DHS, in partnership with DOJ, has taken a number of steps to ensure the necessary resources are in place to promptly adjudicate all cases and claims, through either our civil immigration system or through criminal prosecution, consistent with our laws.

 Individuals of the ‘caravan’ seeking asylum or other similar claims should seek protections in the first safe country they enter, including Mexico.

The smugglers, traffickers, and criminals understand our legal loopholes better than Congress and are effectively exploiting them to their advantage. This President fully understands the threat this poses to Americans and has been crystal clear since the beginning of his Administration that we will protect our borders and our sovereignty.

I, again, ask Congress to work with me to quickly pass legislation to close the legal loopholes that prevent us from securing our borders and protecting Americans. I stand ready to work with any member who in good faith seeks to support DHS’s mission and secure our country.”

It doesn’t get much clearer than this. Secretary Nielsen is a world apart from Janet Napolitano, Barack Obama’s Secretary of Homeland Insecurity. Laissez-faire leftist Napolitano, a former Arizona Governor was noted for her blasé retort when frustrated Arizonans pleaded for border action: “Show me a 50-foot fence, and I’ll show you a 51-foot ladder.”

We also direct you toCaravans, Churches and Criminal Sanctuaries,a topical column by conservative commentator Michelle Malkin.


Utah GOP delegates no fans of Mitt McRomney

April 23, 2018

Romney, born and raised in Michigan, played down his Republican affiliation, as he supported abortion to be elected governor of liberal Massachusetts. Now the failed presidential candidate is in Utah running to the right for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Orrin Hatch and is meeting opposition

In an inauspicious attempt to restart his political career, the Salt Lake Tribune reports that after 11 grueling hours of political wrangling Utah GOP convention delegates forced Mitt Romney into a primary election against state Rep. Mike Kennedy in the U.S. Senate race.

In fact, Kennedy — a doctor and lawyer — finished in first place with 51 percent of the vote to Romney’s 49 percent. The former GOP presidential nominee fell far short of the 60 percent needed to clinch the nomination outright. Read the complete, illuminating article here.

Arizona GOP state delegates understand that frustration all too well, after decades of deceptive representation from Republicrat senators John McCain, ,Jeff Flake and previously, Jon Kyl, who all preferred illegal aliens to Arizona’s citizens and repeatedly tried — and failed — to muster support for passage of “Comprehensive Immigration Reform.”

Republican State Delegates in Arizona censured McCain, who retaliated using a well-heeled San Francisco Obama donor to purge Arizona Republican elected precinct committeemen from their unpaid posts. GOP Committeemen are the ones who do the heavy lifting to get Republican candidates elected throughout the state, but that was of no consequence to these single-minded establishment elite.

Romney made several trips to Arizona to bolster support for McCain and Flake, speaking to embarrassingly low attendance gatherings. Here is McCain bungling his introduction for Presidential candidate Romney.

McCain always configured his career-long collusion with liberals as indicative of being a “Maverick.” Fittingly, the Utah Convention was held in Maverik Hall. The spelling is off a notch, but the meaning remains clear.


A simple solution to halt AZ pedestrian deaths

April 22, 2018

Common sense enforcement needed, not study committees 

Arizona has a problem with pedestrian fatalities. According to data released by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), which lists by state, we have the highest rate in the entire nation. Hawaii, which is not a border state, has the lowest. Making the numbers even more compelling is the fact that Maricopa County has the unenviable distinction of coming in second in fatalities of all U.S. counties.

The City of Phoenix, under the thumb of leftwing Mayor Greg Stanton —– a self described “progressive,” now running for congress —- jumped into action with the creation of a board to study the crisis. ‘Complete Streets’ has made recommendations after blaming the high fatality rate on our “streetscape.”

What?  You haven’t previously heard that word? That’s because you’re not a liberal urban planner, public health advocate dealing with sustainability, and complete streets, multi-modal/transportation planning and design or health impact assessments. Many of the board members are “quality of life” specialists.

Check out the Complete Streets Advisory Board Roster and their specialties.

An assemblage of nearly a dozen such luminaries is impressive, if you’re into costly social transformation. They addressed the Phoenix City Council demanding council members accelerate the process and adopt the “Complete Streets Guidelines” to make streets safer for pedestrians.

The group blames pedestrian fatalities on economic conditions, demographics, weather, fuel prices, and the amount of time people spend walking. Ergo, if you’re poor, snow drifts are high, you have to walk while texting, you could be an accident waiting to happen.

Among the concepts to alleviate such deficiencies provided for in the guidelines are more sidewalks, reducing the rate of traffic, shade structures and trees, including increased night time lighting.  The slowing of traffic, more lighting and planting of trees clearly conflict with the need to reduce gas, electricity and water consumption previously favored by “sustainability” alarmists. 

There is a simpler and less costly way to address the increase in pedestrian deaths. Begin ticketing people who refuse to use marked crosswalks. This was once known as “jaywalking” and was a ticketable offense. Now officers in patrol cars, concerned about negatively impacting cultural mores, blithely sail past mothers standing on the median with a flock of tykes, waiting for a traffic break to hustle them across the busy street, ignoring the nearby crosswalk and traffic signal.

Crosswalks are routinely disregarded. The attitude is, lines in the street are put there by authority figures and should be avoided regardless of the fact that they save lives. It’s a foolish, often ethnic-based, power struggle that has made Arizona the leader in pedestrian deaths. This is a fact you can be certain the ‘Complete Streets’ committee won’t address.