John Kasich re: illegals: “Let’s not pit one American against another”

August 16, 2015

Ingraham reminds Kasich, ‘But, they’re not Americans, Governor”

Just days ago on The Laura Ingraham Show, Presidential candidate John Kasich exposed his squishy views on immigration policy.  Earlier, in New Hampshire, Kasich raised the issue of “significant contributions” of illegals to the economy and his support for a pathway to legalization. 

During this interview with Ingraham, Kasich, Ohio’s Republican Governor, endorsed building a wall to secure the border, but showed little empathy for the American workers displaced by those who are already in the country illegally. Kasich actually described those illegals  as American citizens saying, “We don’t need to be picking one person over the other…let’s not be pitting one American against another,” referencing competition for jobs between illegals and American citizens. He refers to the illegal invasion as “this thing” that “we have to move beyond.” Laura Ingraham had to bring Kasich back to reality, reminding him they are not Americans.

Partial transcript:

Ingraham: What about employers who are hiring illegals now, Gov. Kasich? What about the Americans who can’t get jobs? What about those employers who are now violating U.S. law by hiring illegal immigrants? (10:26)

Kasich: Well, if they are violating the law, they should be held accountable for that. But, look, we’ve got to move beyond this thing. This is a very difficult problem. What do you want to say? Put them out? A lot of these people who are working, these people who came here illegally who are now here and are law-abiding are providing valuable services. I see them in the hotels, I see them… (10:37)

Ingraham: So you don’t think Americans would do those jobs? Because my mother was a waitress until she was 74, I mean, when I hear Americans don’t do these jobs it drives me crazy. (11:00)

Kasich: Our problem is that we don’t have a pro-growth economy. We don’t need to be picking one person over the other, we need to expand the pie. We’re only growing at 2%, this is the most anemic growth that we have seen post World War II and if we would grow the pie by balancing budgets and cutting taxes, look, I’m the guy that’s done it. We’re up 350,000 jobs in the state of Ohio since I’ve come in. When I was Chairman of the Budget Committee we balanced our budget and our economy was booming. So, let’s not pit one American against another, let’s grow the pie… (11:07)

Ingraham: But, they’re not American. Governor, but that is the problem, they’re not Americans. They violated our laws. And, you say that businesses should be penalized, but where are they being penalized for hiring illegal immigrants

Listen to the interview here.


Jeff Flake’s progressively close Democrat ties

August 9, 2015

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Gilbert Watch blog* has posted a fact-filled report titled, “Jeff Flake: The Only Republican to Vote for the Judge Who Blocked Release of Fetal Body Sales Videos.”

Flake, like his mentors, John McCain and Jon Kyl, has toiled at burnishing a Republican veneer, even as he gives an award-winning impersonation of a liberal Democrat.   

Just days ago, Seeing Red AZ ran a post titled, “A question for Jeff Flake,” in which we exposed not only his amnesty commitment and the abhorrent actions of his ‘fellow traveler’ liberal Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez, but Flake’s increasing associations with Congressional Democrats — recently as the sole Republican accompanying Barack Obama and nearly two dozen Democrats on a trip to Kenya.

Despite his unquestioned dedication to amnesty, he nearly fooled the like-thinkers at Arizona Republic with a brief pre-election turnaround. But he’s been quoted as saying, “that’s the beauty of a six-year term.” Flake counts on the electorate having a short memory.

Jeff Flake’s untrustworthiness rivals Hillary Clinton’s. It’s not a surprise he’s ranked the most unpopular Senator in the nation.

*Kudos to the reliably conservative Gilbert Watch blog


Blatant false reporting advances big lie

August 8, 2015

Arizona Republic: Facts take a back seat to agenda

Friday’s above-the-fold headline in the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) is instructive. In the unlikely event anyone needs a reminder of the open borders / amnesty agenda of the left-wing newspaper, this headline referencing the first GOP debate forum should disabuse them of such a notion:

REPUBLICAN HOPEFULS DRAW A HARD LINE ON IMMIGRATION.

“Immigration” describes the lawful process of entering a country — in this case, the United States of America — with the intent of becoming a citizen and embracing our heritage, language and way of life.

Illegally entering our country is not immigration.

Those who follow law to become citizens must demonstrate their good moral character, a proficiency in English (speaking, reading and writing) and basic knowledge of American history and civics. They must attend interviews, take tests, fill out forms, and pay fees.

Their efforts are ultimately rewarded as they recite the Oath of Citizenship becoming naturalized American citizens:

“I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.”

By repeatedly misrepresenting what actually defines an “immigrant,” the Arizona Republic engages in deception unworthy of an allegedly legitimate purveyor of news. Journalism was once regarded as a trustworthy industry where facts were presumed to drive content. With its incessant and deliberate skew, the Arizona Republic falls far short of fulfilling that obligation. On this crucial subject and others, it promotes agenda-driven sensationalism and stridently displays its lack of integrity, which explains its downhill spiral.


A question for Jeff Flake

August 6, 2015

Before he was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012, squeaking through by a mere 3 percentage points, Jeff Flake (R-AZ.) and Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) were like-minded amnesty amigos in the U.S. House.

They were so close, in fact, that when the committed open borders extremist Gutierrez wrote the piece, “The Numbers Are On Our Side,”  in the far-left Progress Illinois, he publicly thanked Jeff Flake by name for his efforts in helping to “turn red states blue.”

The duo worked together on what Gutierrez gushed over as the only bipartisan immigration bill that would allow illegals to keep families intact — a lie of monumental proportions regurgitated by amnesty supporters, since illegals are not impeded in returning to Mexico and bringing their American-born children with them. That’s not what they want, of course. They use those children, and the misinterpreted Fourteenth Amendment granting the newborns birthright citizenship, as a conduit for chain migration also known as “family reunification,” which facilitates bringing the entire foreign family into the United States.

In a report headlined, “Mothers of children killed by illegals demand Democrats censure Luis Gutierrez,” Breitbart exposes the callous disregard with which Gutierrez treated the mothers, their children who needlessly lost their lives at the hands of Illegals, and Jessica Vaughan of Center for Immigration Studies.

Now, these mothers — Laura Wilkerson, Sabine Durden, and Mary Ann Mendoza— along with Maria Espinoza, director of  the Remembrance Project, demand that Democrats in Congress censure Gutierrez for his cold dismissal of Kate Steinle’s death as “a little thing” and his bullying of Vaughan  during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing  He unleashed his fury by attacking the expert witness testifying to the dangers sanctuary cities pose to Americans

The question is, will Jeff Flake speak up? He shouldn’t be averse to joining the Democrats, since he has developed a very close relationship with them. Recently Flake was the lone Republican among the nearly two dozen congressional Democrats accompanying Barack Obama to Kenya.

Does he have anything to say about the dead children? He was very vocal over Cecil, the lion killed in Africa last week. Lion’s lives matter, Senator, but not nearly as much as those of American youth.


“Sharing the same vision” – illegals appointed to CA City Council

August 6, 2015

Just when you thought you’ve heard it all…..

Lawbreakers now help make the laws in Huntington Park, California.  J.D. Hayworth’s Newsmax Prime commentary takes a look at the absurdity of the actions of the City Council that has appointed two illegal aliens to serve as City Commissioners.

Watch the August 4, edition of “As I See It,” here(Scroll down the right side of the page under “show archives,”for the commentary and news video.)


“Straight talking” McCain’s pro-life double talk

August 1, 2015

AZ GOP Chairman Robert Graham should call out McCain’s hypocrisy

Most of us have seen at least portions of the videos produced by Center for Medical Progress clearly showing Planned Parenthood’s high level executives casually discussing the barbaric harvesting and selling of pre-born baby body parts, including brains, hearts, lungs and livers — sometimes intact bodies — resulting from abortions performed in their facilities. Haggling over specific prices, Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Medical Directors’ Council President, Dr. Mary Gatter, brazenly stated, “I want a Lamborghini.”

Any reasonable person watching the undercover videos would be repulsed by the jovial and casual manner in which these unlawful negotiations were conducted — often over lunch.

In the latest reportable year, Planned Parenthood received subsidies of nearly $530 million — over half a billion dollars — in taxpayer funding, which many in Congress would like to see halted. A Senate bill aimed at defunding the abortion provider would redirect those millions of dollars to community health care centers and hospitals that actually provide women’s health care  services.

Pending legislation places the issue squarely in the political realm which is no doubt why AZ GOP Chairman Robert Graham called on Arizona Democrats to donate to charity the Planned Parenthood contributions they’ve received to promote the abortion industry’s issues.

Senate Bill 1881 was introduced just days ago, July 28, 2015. It’s aim is to prohibit federal funding to Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Jeff Flake’s name is missing from the list of U.S. Senators who signed on to Sen. Joni Ernst’s bill, but candidate John McCain is onboard.

This presents the ideal opportunity for Robert Graham to ask Straight-talking John McCain to explain his vote in favor of embryonic stem cell research. In 2012, McCain advised Republicans to leave the issue (of abortion) alone” and declared, “I think we have to have a bigger tent, there’s no doubt about it.” Instead he cited the urgency of passing “immigration reform.”

In this 1999 clip McCain advocates returning to the days before the pro-life plank was included in the Republican Platform — blandly referring to abortion as an “unpleasant procedure.”

Now as he runs for yet another 6-year term, McCain who will be 80 by Election Day, says: “As a lifetime pro-life supporter, I have fought for decades to defend the rights of all human life, especially those who cannot defend themselves.”

 John McCain has an odd way of showing that deep commitment.


Trump retreats from his stance on illegal invasion

July 31, 2015

Inconsistent ramblings on key issue trouble conservatives

Donald Trump has opened a commanding lead in Republican national presidential polls, sprinting ahead of the crowded GOP field with a 20 percent lead in Thursday’s Quinnipiac survey. His numbers are also soaring in Arizona where the Phoenix-based MBQF Consulting survey reports he holds “a staggering 2 to 1 advantage over his closest opponent.”

Most political observers base Trump’s strong showing on the fact that he gives a voice to the frustrations of Americans who are primed to hear a candidate meaningfully address the deplorable and costly illegal invasion that is flooding  our country unabated. Here in the border state of Arizona, 5.000 people stood in line in searing July temperatures to hear and cheer his message at the packed Phoenix Convention Center.

Now Powerline, a reliably conservative site, runs a provocative post, titled “Trump goes soft on immigration.” In his column John Hinderaker uses Trump’s disturbing quotes from this bizarre CNN interview, which also rates coverage on Breitbart.

To refer to Trump’s views as inconsistent would be generous. In truth his incoherent ramblings appear to be indistinguishable from those of any Democrat as he calls for “legal status,” immediately after saying he would deport all in the United States illegally and then allow the “good ones” to reenter through an “expedited process” and live here legally, though not as citizens.

But, “later down the line, who knows what’s going to happen?” he muses. He clarified that this meant citizenship would be “something I would think about, but I would say right now no. I’m not open to it. I would say legal status.”

When asked what he would do with the so-called DREAMers, Trump responded, “We’re going to do something. I’ve been giving it so much thought, you know you have a….on a humanitarian basis, you have a lot of deep thought going into this, believe me. I actually have a big heart….I mean, a lot of people don’t understand that, but the DREAMers, it’s a tough situation, we’re going to do something, and one of the things we’re going to do is expedite — when somebody’s terrific, we want them back here, but they have to be legally….”

The words “flash in the pan” are beginning to take on new meaning.


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