Double talking Marco Rubio: The amnesty changeling

January 18, 2016

When Florida Sen. Marco Rubio signed on with John McCain’s Gang of Eight amnesty-pushing leftists and RINOs, he was merely reverting back to his original position before he expediently changed it, and then conveniently altered it again. The perpetual motion must be dizzying.

Fellow gangsters John McCain and Jeff Flake, each took that useful route as elections neared. Their duplicity on a range of issues earned them this bottom-dragging rating.

John Hawkins’ definitive column “The ugly truth about Marco Rubio and his Gang-of-Eight amnesty bill,” in the Dec. 2015 issue of Townhall provides in-depth insight to slick talking Marco Rubio — who produces waffles better than Eggo on this fundamental issue that undergirds the votes of many Americans.

When Republican Rubio ran for the U.S. Senate against former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and U. S. Rep. Kendrick Meek in 2010, he was singing this hard-line tune that helped win the election for him:

“I am strongly against amnesty. The most important thing we need to do is enforce our existing laws. We have existing immigration laws that are not being adequately enforced. Nothing will make it harder to enforce the existing laws, if you reward people who broke them. It demoralizes people who are going through the legal process; it’s a very clear signal of why go through the legal process, if you can accomplish the same thing if you go through the illegal process. And number two, it demoralizes the people enforcing the laws. I am not, and I will never support any effort to grant blanket legalization/amnesty to folks who have entered, stayed in this country illegally.”

Juxtapose those unequivocal words against presidential candidate Marco Rubio during his Sunday appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” with host Chuck Todd. His facile wordplay and glib reversals plainly demonstrate his appeal to John McCain whose own mastery of deceit is a hallmark of his decades in the U.S. Senate. That’s why he was voted back into political oblivion by elected members of his own party on Saturday.

Marco Rubio, unable to differentiate between actual legal immigrants and law breaking illegals, now takes the position that “law-abiding ‘undocumented immigrants’ can stay in America.”


Irrelevancy personified: exposed in a box of collectibles

January 13, 2016

Arizona’s shrunken and failing daily newspaper is a topic we’ve covered from time to time. Its favored themes are steeped in unabashed liberalism and the in-tandem editorials, columnists’ blather  and vicious cartoons are calculated to propagandize those few who still rely on the left-wing medium for information.

Examples are numerous. The recent editorial taking conservative state Sen. John Kavanagh to task for SB 1044, actually exposes a sensible bill he has introduced to exclude illegal aliens from Census population counts. Fiscal appropriations are tied to the head count. Population numbers also determine apportionment of congressional districts, making his proposal even more rational. Monday’s rank editorial refers to him as “Arizona’s immigration bad boy” in a headline.

Sen. Kavanagh didn’t just fall off the turnip truck. His impressive bio would be the envy of the newspaper’s top brass were it not for his political bent. 

This attempt at degradation of a popular Republican is nothing new. The list of conservative office holders — local, statewide and national — who have been routinely disparaged in the newspaper’s pages is lengthy.  With the world in turmoil, the newspaper did, however, devote the entire front page to a mega pic of the crowd at the College Football Playoff National Championship and the death of celebrity rocker/pervert David Bowie. His former wife revealed she and bi-Bowie were late for their own nuptials due to the fact that they were engaged in a ménage a trois. 

Of corollary interest is the box a neighbor bought at a garage sale. The unopened container was sold as a grab bag item for $15. Examining the assorted contents, obviously worth far more than his purchase price was entertaining.  But what was even more eye catching were headlines in the newspapers wrapping the treasures, proof positive that nothing changes at the irrelevant daily:

Fri. Aug. 26, 2005: Arizona gets tough on teacher licensing  (Sexual predators are still teaching.)

Sun. Oct. 23, 2005: An entire Viewpoints section devoted to “immigration,” filled with the words “migration,” “undocumented” and “migrants.”  The report by Richard deUriarte, then on the editorial board, is  titled, “Border fight forgets migrants’ humanity.” Sens. John McCain and Jon Kyl each expounded (blah, blah, blahing) on the need to update laws and for additional resources ($$$) and reform. The favored amnesty term  ‘comprehensive,’ too long for the headline, was tucked inside the report.

Sat. Nov. 12, 2005:  Homeless get their own court. (The article explains that charges will be cleared as an incentive for rehabilitation.)

The one certainty at the daily newspaper? Everything old is new again.


Pope Francis has it exactly backwards

January 12, 2016

Muslim  “refugees” entering Europe expect acquiescence to their lifestyles, not the other way around

When Pope Francis traveled to the United States last September — after first visiting with and warmly greeting the Cuban Communist dictator Raul Castro — he used the occasion to chastise the United States on various issues, among them his fervent plea for us to accept more refugees fleeing Syria. He also urged compassion for the hordes of illegal aliens flooding through our southern border, advising that we should graciously accept them.

“Let us remember the golden rule: ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you,’” he directed.

Francis oddly urged Americans to reject blind adherence to ideology, be it religion or capitalism. Redistribution of wealth, a Marxist principle, is one of his frequent themes along with the disputed science of climate change. He previously blasted ‘trickle-down’ economics, a basic tenet of President Reagan’s economic policy as a “crude and naive theory,” and stated “inequality is the root of social evil.”

Monday, in his annual address to diplomats in Vatican City, Francis initially appeared to evidence a bit of a change of heart, as he warned that the recent influx of Muslim refugees risked overwhelming European values and traditions. He concluded, however, by saying he was confident the continent could successfully integrate the newcomers.

Even the pope knows integrating the newcomers will be an impossible task, (video) since Europeans, with low birth rates, are not even replacing themselves. Middle Eastern and African Muslims have large families. Moreover, Islam is not a counterpart of what we regard as our Judeo-Christian religious heritage.  It strictly dictates every aspect of life — moral, economic, political, legal, social and cultural — requiring compliance with Sharia law for its adherents. The immigrants entering Europe expect acquiesce to their lifestyles, not the other way around.

European women and girls are targeted by the male refugees. Rape in Germany has been described as reaching epidemic levels.  Sweden is now known as the rape capital of the West. Vetting those bent on terrorism is impossible.

Francis made headlines last year for taking a Melkite Greek Catholic refugee family from Damascus, Syria into Vatican City. He did not bring Muslims into his cloistered world. No further news of their whereabouts has been made available.

In February he will travel to Mexico and Juarez, on the border with Texas, to draw attention to the issue of illegal immigration, which has become a focal point of U.S. presidential campaigns. It’s a sure bet the pope is not in favor of a border wall, though he is secure in Vatican City, a virtual fortress contained behind four-foot thick stone walls which rise 39-feet high.

Yep. He’s got a border wall.


McCain, pimping for Rubio, tries to disqualify Cruz

January 8, 2016

A frazzled John McCain is having trouble grasping reality.  Nothing new there. Without someone whispering in his ear, he often doesn’t know friends from foes.

The new political reality, which McCain is loath to accept is that Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are making wavesbig ones — on the GOP presidential primary landscape. The change of tide finds the political futures of establishment candidates Jeb Bush sagging and Marco Rubio lagging.

Both men, like McCain, are supporters of amnesty for illegal aliens.  Bush actually referred to those invading our country as exhibiting “an act of love,” saying the issue “shouldn’t rile people up.” Rubio eagerly hopped on McCain’s failed ‘Gang of Eight’ amnesty bandwagon, colluding with Chuck Schumer and a faction of other liberals and Republicrats to push this problematic venture. 

On Wednesday, McCain appeared on local KFYI radio’s Chris Merrill Show questioning Sen. Ted Cruz’ eligibility to run for the U.S. Presidency, saying, “I think there is a question. I am not a constitutional scholar on that, but I think it’s worth looking into. I don’t think it’s illegitimate to look into it.” The “it” stems from the fact that Cruz was born in Alberta, Canada, to an American mother and Cuban father.

Cruz, a Harvard Law School honors graduate who served as Texas’ Solicitor General, has responded that it is “settled law” that a child born to a U.S. citizen, even if they are abroad at the time, is a “natural born citizen,” as required by the U.S. Constitution.

This is old news as McCain should well know. McCain, who was born in Panama in 1936, dealt with this issue during his 2008 presidential campaign. Barry Goldwater, who sought the presidency in 1964 was born in 1909 in the Arizona Territory, three years prior to statehood. George Romney, Mitt‘s father, faced these same questions when he ran for president in 1968 since he was born to American parents living in Mexico. None of them were disqualified.

Ted Cruz has previously been denounced and called names by John McCain for staying true to his conservative principles — something McCain is incapable of comprehending.

“There are few Republicans who have betrayed our conservative principles more than John McCain,” is how Senate Conservatives Fund describes John McCain on a page titled, Replace John McCain. Dr. Kelli Ward, a physician and two-term state senator, offers the intelligent alternative.

Now is the time to take action to ensure this much-needed change. U.S. Senate terms are six long years.


Ducey’s doozies: Top AZ posts filled by odd picks

January 7, 2016

There’s no denying Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is singing the establishment tune, as evidenced by his appointment selections.  They are so out of sync with Republican values, even the leftwing Arizona Republic has taken note — enthusiastically naming him one of 16 Arizonans to watch in 2016 — though not for threatening to return the AZ GOP to its conservative roots.

A few cases in point: Ducey inexplicably picked consummate charlatan Tony Bouie to head the Arizona Lottery, a job that requires the utmost integrity. Bowie, a lifelong Democrat, opportunistically re-registered as a Republican in a GOP heavy district a mere five days before running for a legislative seat, lying to various sources in a failed effort to cover his deceit. 

Ducey appears unable to find enough jobs to appoint censured, pro-amnesty politico Andy Tobin to. On Oct. 8, 2015 Ducey appointed Tobin director of the Arizona Department of Insurance.

Dec. 16, found Ducey also naming Tobin as interim superintendent of the Department of Financial Institutions in addition to the Insurance director post.

Then Dec. 30, Tobin was selected by Ducey to fill the vacancy on the Corporation Commission, replacing embattled Susan Bitter Smith who resigned under pressure.

Now, proving that the so-called “Merit Selection’ System of selecting judges is as political as we all suspect it to be,  Ducey picked Goldwater Institute (GI) lawyer Clint Bolick to fill a vacancy on the state’s highest court. GI is a libertarian think tank, far separated from conservative views on a wide range of key issues. Most importantly, Bolick, a member of Ducey’s gubernatorial transition team, has never served as a superior court or appellate level judge, though the other applicants possessed that crucial background.

A Jeb Bush advisor and amnesty-bent co-author of “Immigration Wars,” Bolick has morphed into a registered Independent on his unusual route to the judiciary. His wife, a perennial candidate, has retained her squish Republican cloak.

This March 2013 link includes two disturbing videos featuring Clint Bolick and Jeb Bush being interviewed by Sean Hannity.

Who’s advising Ducey?


Border hypocrisy, lies, flung by McCain & AZ Republic

December 30, 2015

Chronic deceit from AZ’s senators and local newspaper

Arizonans are routinely treated as fools. Not only are we subjected to colossal dishonesty on issues related to our dangerously porous border by U.S. Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake, but the open border proponents at the Arizona Republic conspire with them to bend facts to suit a distinctly leftwing agenda.

Tuesday’s editorial,* “Fences? We don’t need no stinking fences” is a case in point.  The prevailing opinion of the “editorial board,” whom we are led to believe write this preposterous dreck in unison, is that any political discussion regarding securing the border is “stuck in a time warp.”

The fence, they claim, is “a largely completed component of a broader border strategy that relies on technology” — rather than an “ugly, unneighborly concrete and steel barrier, between the U.S. and Mexico —- a valuable trading partner.”

According to the wizards at the newspaper, “solar-powered towers with radar, cameras that offer real-time and day-and-night surveillance” are part of the border technology plan. Hot off the drawing board and supposedly in place, are “underground sensors, imaging sensors, remote surveillance stations and mobile units.”

We’ve been down this road before. Since Thanksgiving was just a month ago, lets “talk turkey” instead of preposterous liberal notions.

Back in Feb. 2008, Michael Chertoff, the second Homeland INsecurity Secretary, visited our state and declared that a brand new high-tech “virtual fence” along the Arizona /Mexico border near Sasabe “looks good.”

By April of the same year, the technologically advanced virtual fence intended to provide an alternative to “divisive” walls and federal agents policing the Arizona-Mexico border was exposed as a “virtual flop.”

Two years and $700 million later, Janet Napolitano, who followed Chertoff, froze the funds for the virtual fence, before axing it altogether.

And Arizona’s senators?

Here’s the REAL John McCain as opposed to the phony candidate border hawk strolling Arizona’s southern border with Pinal Sheriff Paul Babeu and declaring the need to “complete the dang fence.”

On February 24, 2010, John McCain questioned then-Homeland INsecurity Secretary Janet Napolitano during the Budget Submission Hearing for Fiscal Year 2011, where he stated the “border fence issue has been a waste of billions of dollars.”

Who are you going to trust? John McCain or John McCain?

McCain underling Jeff Flake is also adept at differentiating his campaign border stance from this actual one. Haven’t you had enough?

*The hard copy and online versions carry different headlines and reworked content.


Cruz & Rubio: illegal immigration history differs

December 22, 2015

Facts are stubborn things

Byron York, writing for the Washington Examiner sets the record straight on Sens. Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and their positions regarding the invasion — otherwise known as illegal immigration.

The Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration reform bill passed the Senate after a series of votes in June 2013. Democrats, who controlled the Senate at the time, unanimously supported the bill, while most Republicans opposed it. The four Republicans on the gang — Marco Rubio, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Jeff Flake — of course voted for it, and also agreed with Democrats on a plan to kill almost all GOP amendments.

York cites and details a series of key amendments intended to put teeth in the bill: the Grassley amendment, the Thune amendment and the Vitter amendment. Sen. Jeff Sessions offered up 17 amendments. In each case Ted Cruz supported the constraining amendments while Marco Rubio voted against them. Just days ago, Sessions said, “Every step of the way, Ted Cruz was on my side.”

Earlier, Republicans offered dozens of amendments to the Gang of Eight bill when it was making its way through the Senate Judiciary Committee. Under a pre-arranged plan, the gang, including Rubio, agreed to kill any amendments they felt would threaten their legislation.

“The eight met in private before each committee hearing, hashing out which amendments they would support and which oppose as a united coalition,” the Washington Post reported in May 2013. “Senate aides said amendments were rejected if either side felt they would shatter the deal.” The Post article is unambiguously titled,  “Conservatives stymied in attempts to alter immigration reform law.”

The Post reported, “GOP members of the group opposed several tough border-control amendments from Sen. Ted Cruz.”

Unions representing 12,000 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officers publicly opposed the Senate Gang of Eight scheme. National ICE Council president Chris Crane, an outspoken ally of bill opponents like Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions circulated a letter to Congress at the time, arguing that the bill as written “fails to meet the needs of the law enforcement community” and would harm its public safety and national security objectives.”

Marco Rubio can run but he can’t hide — from the facts.


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