Who’da guessed? AZ Republic editors watch Fox News

July 15, 2015

The reliably leftwing Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) has unexpectedly shown it has the ability to amuse. Tuesday’s editorial denigrating declared presidential candidate Donald Trump is a case in point.

Long known for its open border agenda, the liberal newspaper which refers to everyone and everything it abhors as “controversial,” has now taken its lead from — of all people — GOP establishment strategist, Karl Rove.

In conservative circles, Rove is more than simply controversial. He is an arrogant self-anointed king-maker, hoisting an ever-present slate full of his chicken scratched facts and figures to etch in the minds of those platform Republicans he considers doltish but coachable.

During his Monday appearance with Bill O’Reilly, Jeb! Bush promoting Rove, came prepared to denigrate Donald Trump. Rove’s staff must have been hard at work over the weekend Googling Trump’s past comments on sundry issues, attempting to expose him as being soft on illegals, supportive of Obamacare and cozy with Hillary.

Hilariously (pardon the pun) the newspaper used Rove’s talking points as the framework for its editorial barrage against Trump. Convoluted? You bet. But the fading República is desperate.  Its election recommendations are routinely kicked to the curb.  Statewide and Maricopa County elected offices are held by Republicans. The GOP holds a majority of the state legislative seats. McCain has a compelling challenger and the frustration level with Obama has resulted in an abundance of GOP presidential candidates.

Much to the dismay of the Republic, Trump filled large venues in both Las Vegas and Phoenix on Saturday, with lines snaking around several blocks to gain access to the Phoenix Convention Center, where he was met with rousing cheers, which continued to punctuate his speech. Trump was joined on stage by crowd pleasing Sheriff Joe Arpaio, further inflaming the editorialists. The newspaper clumsily dismissed the ticket carrying crowd of 5,000 as a “preposterous guesstimate” of “angry white people,”  “ripe for demagoguery.” Trump’s message was mocked as “obnoxious caterwauling.”

Let’s be clear. The demagogue is sitting in the Oval Office. Donald Trump is drawing massive crowds for boldly addressing the issue of illegal immigration, which has become a tipping point for many American voters who see their country slipping away. Trump is forcing the issue to prominence. The tin-eared newspaper appears even more foolish than usual as it takes the convoluted route of stealing talking points from the Republican other Republicans view with scorn.


Trump’s appeal? He gives voice to Americans

July 11, 2015

Phoenix appearance with Sheriff Arpaio dominates national news

Recently announced presidential candidate Donald Trump’s scheduled campaign stop in Phoenix today has been instructive. Initially dismissed as a mega-mogul with a penchant for speaking his mind, it turns out he has a massive following.

His appearance had to be moved from the upscale Biltmore Resort, which was unable to accommodate the growing crowd, to the Phoenix Convention Center, as thousands requested tickets.

Everyone, it seems, has an opinion on the man and his blunt illegal immigration message.

Amnesty proponents, Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake are appalled. Gov. Doug Ducey, who ran as a border hawk and did an abrupt post-election turnaround, is averting his eyes and keeping his head down. Phoenix’ far-left mayor and his bobble-headed contingent of Democrat City Council members are aghast. The Republicans pick at their collars and shift uncomfortably when Trump’s name is mentioned. Arizona’s GOP members of the congressional delegation have gone uncharacteristically mute.

With elections just around the bend and Balkan-like ethnic polarization becoming the norm, politicos are walking a tightrope, spittle-laden fingers to the wind, worrying which words they utter will offend which bloc the most or least. The group they appear less concerned about offending are American citizens. The open borders clique at the fading Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) is foaming-at-the-mouth apoplectic, spewing the type of rancid rhetoric the leftist newspaper prefers to attribute to conservatives who take issue with its extreme editorial policy.

The uncomfortable truth is that much of what Trump has to say on illegal immigration strikes a chord with Arizona residents who are weary of the steady flow of foreign nationals, taking jobs and making demands, sapping our resources, stretching our generosity and yes, committing crime. Lots of it. They are jailed, even deported and return to commit more. WND’s Aaron Klein substantiates the facts with his report, “FBI data backs up Trump claims on illegals and crime.”

Then ask yourself why Republicans shift embarrassingly when the unvarnished truth is boldly stated. By turning a blind eye and going tight-lipped, they are not representing American citizens of either party who deserve better. But even more to the point, since they ran as Republicans, they are complicit in ensuring the ultimate irrelevancy of the GOP. Immigrant groups —- even those who came legally through the front door —- have generally remained, generations later, in the Democrat camp.

Donald Trump’s surprising popularity shouldn’t be so surprising.  He is giving voice to the frustrations many Americans feel and are unable to articulate for fear of being slurred or unfairly labeled. 

Donald Trump has no such concerns. For that we should be grateful.


Donald Trump expected to draw thousands in Phoenix

July 10, 2015

Focus on illegal immigration resonates

Due to overwhelming demand for tickets to hear presidential candidate Donald Trump, his Saturday, July 11 event is moving from the Arizona Biltmore Resort to the much larger Phoenix Convention Center.*

Within hours after it was announced that Trump was scheduling a visit, organizers began scrambling to locate a larger crowd accommodating venue. At last count, over 3,500 people have signed up for the free tickets at www.standwithtrump.eventbrite.com.  Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will accompany Trump, who will be speaking on illegal immigration.

Trump’s poll numbers have surged, topping out the GOP candidate list, according to this just released national survey. Rasmussen reports that most Americans agree with Trump on the criminality associated with illegals.

The Washington Post reports that Jeff Flake — who has the lowest rating in the U.S. Senate, 3-points below bottom-dragger John McCain — attempted to pressure Maricopa County GOP chairman Tyler Bowyer not to sponsor the event.

But Bowyer would have none of it, instead issuing a statement in response to Flake’s comments saying the party is “thrilled” to welcome Trump. Bowyer accused the senator of violating former president Ronald Reagan’s 11th Commandment: “Thou shall not speak ill of any other Republican.”

“It is saddening that at a time when Republicans should be exposing the negligence and failed policies of Democrats — from sanctuary cities to DACA and catch-and-release to Obama’s refusal to secure the border — some Republicans choose to instead gossip about which GOP presidential candidate was invited to meet with voters in their home county,” the statement read.

Amnesty-supporting Flake declared Trump’s views as not reflective of the Republican Party.

“As an elected official and as a Republican, I’m not excited about this, to say the least,” Flake said. “I don’t think that [Trump’s] views are reflective of the party, particularly in Arizona, a border state.” 

Yet in a case of views being “reflective” much closer to home, when Flake’s then 15-year-old son, Tanner, was exposed for his online spew of vile racist, anti-Semitic, and homophobic slurs, Jeff Flake actually apologized on behalf of his son, requiring nothing of him. Tanner, who used the name “ni**erkiller” as a game participant, was equally vicious in his insults of the very Hispanics his dad is working so hard to legalize, referring to Mexicans as “scum of the earth.”  Read our post “Generational Flakes.”

*Phoenix Convention Center, 100 North 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004 — North Ballroom.  Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM


Illegal criminals repeatedly deported, commit new crimes

July 8, 2015

Jeb Bush refers to illegal entry as “an act of love,” Jeff Flake agrees

The senseless murder of Kate Steinle strolling on a San Francisco pier with her father, shocked us all. The vivacious young woman was killed by Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, 45, an illegal alien with seven felony convictions. He had previously been deported from the United States five times. San Francisco adopted sanctuary city policies in 1989.

Closer to home in Pinal County, Sheriff’s detectives arrested Manuel Perez-Vasquez, 29, charging him with felony hit-and-run, after the drug impaired illegal alien fled the scene of the collision that hospitalized two children, 2 and 5 years of age.  Perez-Vasquez had previously been deported six times.

Apolinar Altamirano, 29, an illegal alien and previously convicted felon, inconceivably given a suspended sentence and granted probation, was released onto valley streets. He entered a Mesa QuikTrip convenience market from which he had been banned by a court order just two weeks earlier and became enraged when 21-year-old clerk Grant Ronnebeck told the man that he needed money before he could give him the cigarettes he demanded. When Altamirano pulled a gun, Ronnebeck attempted to hand him the cigarettes. The clerk’s efforts were in vain. The 5’6, 250 lb. Mexican national and self-proclaimed drug cartel member, shot young Grant Ronnebeck in the face, killing him.

On the heels of these reports comes this from Breitbart News detailing that hundreds of thousands of convicted criminal illegal aliens remain at large in the U.S. and many have gone on to commit additional crimes. Read the complete report here.

Presidential aspirant Jeb Bush has called the tenacity of illegal invaders “an act of love“ and actually said the issue “shouldn’t rile people up.”

Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, like his mentor John McCain, has long pushed for amnesty for illegals.   Flake actually praised Bush for “having the guts to say it.”   

It’s no wonder why we’re seeing red in the border state of Arizona. Duplicitous fools claim to “represent us.”

 


Honeymoon over! AZ República equates Brnovich to Trump*

July 5, 2015

In a preposterous editorial, the illegal alien promoters at the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) spew their rage through clenched teeth. If it’s possible to hear the written word, the spittle belched bile is audible. The venom is aimed at Attorney General Mark Brnovich, who earned the newspaper‘s endorsement last election cycle.

Now the Arizona Attorney General is referred to as “heartless,” by the same crew who lavished him with praise just months ago. His offense? It began with what the daily calls his “hopeless quest to fight ‘dreamer’ driver’s licenses.” Now, he’s appealing a Maricopa County Superior Court decision allowing these “young immigrants” to qualify for in-state college tuition.

Last month, in a similar fit of temper, the newspaper called Brnovich “a new guy making old mistakes” for challenging the “right” of these “good kids” to get Arizona driver’s licenses. The editorialist, doing a heckuva imitation of Linda Valdez, accused Attorney General Brnovich of wasting his time fighting a law, that in the daily’s opinion, “never should have been passed.” He effort was called a “throwback,” earning Arizona’s “reputation as a Latino-hating bastion of bigotry.“

When facts don’t fit its agenda, name calling and slurs are a reliable fallback tactic for the failing newspaper.

The job of the state Attorney General includes enforcing Arizona’s voter protected statutes, whether or not the newspaper approves. Brnovich, who we did not support, is doing just that. For his efforts, he should be commended.

 The newspaper actually says such acts are “like kicking puppies “

The editorial warns Brnovich that he shouldn’t count on the Latino vote in his next election, disingenuously fretting that his actions will drive Latinos further away from the Republican Party.

The rank odor of insincerity is overwhelming.

Throughout the editorial the illegals are referred to as simply “dreamers.” That much softer term began life as an acronym for Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors, morphing into D.R.E.A.Mers and now all lower case and wistful. In fact, the DREAM Act was nothing short of nightmare as Kris Kobach revealed in this 2007 report. The program was a massive amnesty that extended to millions of illegal aliens who claimed they entered the United States before the age of 16, brought by their parents. 

Good luck trying to substantiate that or any of the other so-called requirements that needed to be met to qualify.

*Real estate mogul and presidential candidate Donald Trump has drawn criticism from some for openly confronting the severity of the illegal immigration problem and addressing the continued criminality associated with many who enter the U.S. illegally.


Remembering our many blessings, responsibilities this Independence Day

July 4, 2015

4th of July Washington

 ….and honoring those 56 brave men who had the vision and strength of character to challenge authority and affix their signatures to the Declaration of Independence.  

Before signing the Declaration of Independence, our Founders included this memorable line:

“And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”

Now, 239 years later, we face tyranny from an overreaching federal government and judiciary intent on abolishing our Constitutional rights —- as well as inconceivably weakening our nation’s sovereign border —- in fact, welcoming America’s illegal invaders as a dominant political force.

Our freedom is slipping away as Washington’s intrusive power grows. The principles on which our nation was founded have never been more at risk as the federal government encroaches on our personal health care, increases taxes, oppresses our families with unsustainable national debt, attempts to negotiate rationally with contemptible dictators while gutting our national defense. The Obama administration steadfastly refuses to call Islamic extremism by its name as increasingly gruesome acts are committed by its adherents and recruitment surges.

We American citizens have a moral responsibility to let our voices be heard. This is a contact list of those who ran promising to represent us. We pay their salaries.  Give them a call.

May God continue to bless America.


Gannett in the throes of solo winging

June 30, 2015

Gannett, the parent company of the Arizona Republic newspaper, is winging it as a solo entity as of Monday.

The article in industry insider Poynter reports “19,600 employees of Gannett newspapers will be working for a new company — untethered from growing and prosperous television stations and digital ventures.”

It can’t get much worse for readers of the Arizona daily, expecting news and getting, instead, rehash under the not very clever heading “Week in Review.” Everything you’ve already read is served up again as appetizing as  cold porridge. Cronkite Journalism students write in trendy colloquialisms (“we reached out,” “she went missing,” “functionality“), and mismatched tenses. Editors are either on vacation or were laid off.

Poynter points out the New Gannett begins life with two clear challenges: Revenues, dragged down by weak print advertising, were off 9 percent in the first quarter, and the second quarter does not look much better.  Results have been similar at NewsQuest, the group of regional British papers Gannett owns, which was hit by a work stoppage in recent weeks to protest cuts.

If you’re looking for movie and restaurant reviews to sweeten the relentless liberalism, radical politics, amnesty push and  “gay” agenda  olio, the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) is for you. Want unbiased news reports written in proper English? You’ll have to move on.


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