Mega donor Paul Singer problematic for Rubio

November 1, 2015

Marco Rubio is a fine speaker. That’s a plus.  But beware. His talents include speaking out of both sides of his mouth.

Arizonans remember all too well when Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake, both of whom became illegal alien hardliners during campaign season, quickly reverted back to their pro-amnesty stance immediately after the ballots were counted.  McCain wanted to “complete the danged fence” and Flake set the amnesty supporting Arizona Republic on its ear with his short-term, contrived change of heart. But political watchers understood it was simply a slick vote garnering scam.

They each effortlessly regained their momentum and formed the so-called “bipartisan” Gang of Eight amnesty cabal with Marco Rubio a key player. Jeb Bush, who favors a “pathway to citizenship” for illegals, was supportive of the effort. He has a practiced mantra about bringing illegals, whom he says come here as an act of love, “out of the shadows.”

Rubio, a 2016 presidential candidate, has now had an epiphany on the topic of the invasion,  recently claiming he made a mistake in pushing through the immigration bill that would have granted amnesty to an estimated 30+ million illegal aliens in the U.S.. Consider the impact of these millions of mostly unskilled, uneducated and often unwilling to assimilate new citizens directly competing with struggling Americans for fewer jobs in a still stagnant economy.

What appeared to be the unlikely candidacy of Donald Trump has surged due to the fact that he has addressed this issue with resolve. 

Billionaire Paul Singer, now ginning up ginormous amounts of cash for Rubio’s presidential campaign, was a major financial force behind the Rubio-Obama amnesty, open-borders and immigration expansion push in 2013, as reported by Breitbart News.

This Breitbart article is not a puff piece. Consider it required reading for anyone who considers the 2016 election defining. America continues to reel from the expansive programs and executive orders of Barack Obama, in which he bypassed congress to open the floodgates to all comers from Mexico, South and Central America. He has allowed unvetted, mostly young Muslim men, coming from countries sworn to our destruction, to claim refugee status and enter the United States.

Make no mistake. Illegal immigration is the key defining issue. We can no longer allow ourselves to be conned by agendized politicians and churches that need to replenish their continually thinning membership. We are talking about the future of our country and the America we will be leaving our children and theirs.

GOP loses a conservative stalwart

October 31, 2015

Tom Tancredo, the grandson of Italian immigrants, and a Reagan appointee, has been a lifelong conservative. His political career took hold when he was a junior high school history teacher and won a seat in the Colorado House of Representatives. Later, Tancredo was elected to the U.S. Congress, where he served ten years. In addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in 2007 he confronted the issue of illegal immigration, which he has steadfastly opposed, with these words:

“If you want to call me a single-issue candidate, that’s fine, just so long as you know that my single issue is the survival and the success of the conservative movement in America.”

If this sounds like an obituary, don’t be alarmed. It is not one for Tom Tancredo — though it is the precursor of one for the Republican Party — which continues to betray its promises to conservatives.

His thought-provoking article, “I’m quitting the GOP,” posted at Breitbart is a must read. Tancredo pondered whether the Republican Party leadership still believes in the principles of smaller government, individual rights, fiscal responsibility, and free enterprise and concluded the answer is “no.”

Read his article and the issues that caused him to decide “it is time to end my affiliation with the Republican Party.” Tom Tancredo, a decades long conservative icon and fighter for our causes, echoes the frustration many of us feel, as we watch what he calls “the downward spiral of the Party of Lincoln and Reagan into the Party of Democrat Lite.”

Expressing strong discontent with the unacceptable status quo, Republicans have dropped the once considered inevitable presidential contender and establishment choice Jeb Bush in favor of two political outsiders. Business mogul Donald Trump and retired neurosurgeon, Dr. Ben Carson have continued to surge in every national poll.

We are clearly weary of double-talking, pandering to illegals, amnesty proponents, and are looking in new directions for leadership as we see our country collapsing. Thinking Republicans realize we are running out of time.

McCain’s $$ can’t boost unpopular amnesty stance

October 26, 2015

McCain’s pre-election tough talk always reverts to amnesty after election

Dan Nowicki, John McCain’s operative who collects his paycheck from the daily newspaper, has written another tender missive to the very senior senator — who will be 80 by Election Day. Running for a sixth 6-year term, the deeply entrenched McCain has long been backed by lobbyist and PAC* money, the extent of which the average voter can’t begin to comprehend. And like his close friend Hillary Clinton, McCain has found a lucrative Eden in having a Foundation or Institute for image enhancement.

Nowicki’s article in the Sunday edition extols McCain for “outpacing rivals in 2016 Senate race fundraising.”

The one-note reporter gives a fleeting mention of the fact that McCain has intra-party challengers.  Dr. Kelli Ward, a two-term state senator with conservative credentials is best positioned to take on RINO McCain. Engaging in wishful thinking, Nowicki leaps instead to the General Election and spends inordinate time discussing liberal Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick, an off-again, on-again CD 1 Representative, who was sent packing by voters after her second-rate first term only to resurrect following a two-year hiatus and altered district boundaries.

In elevating the censured and retaliatory McCain to undeserved heights, Dan Nowicki has developed a case of amnesia when it comes to the establishment elite, who have long ago ceased caring about constituents. A luminous example for Nowicki to contemplate is former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a Virginia Congressman, whose arrogance led him to take his position for granted and presume he was infallible despite his unpopular amnesty stance, which even the left-wing Washington Post acknowledged hurt him.

In 2014 Cantor lost the Republican Primary to conservative economics professor and political newcomer, David Brat, in a stunning upset. Embarrassed in defeat, he resigned his leadership post, following that with his early resignation from Congress. Though Cantor spent $5.4 million compared to Brat’s $122,000, Cantor still lost by a whopping 11 points. Cantor’s amnesty position contributed to his downfall.

After giving a brief concession speech and being whisked out of the hotel, open borders advocates stormed the ballroom to push for so-called “comprehensive reform.” They were too late. Their big-spending advocate was gone, replaced by a winner the media mocked as a “tea party candidate.”  Sound familiar?

Arizona conservatives can brew a cup of Earl Grey, take heart from that David (Brat) triumph over Goliath (Cantor) and gird their loins in preparation. We can do it.

*courtesy Center for Responsive Politics

Speaker Paul Ryan? Another conservative betrayal

October 21, 2015

Pro-amnesty Ryan supported by liberals   

Senate minority leader Harry Reid’s sloppy wet smooch to Paul Ryan shouldn’t be doing much good for Ryan’s aspirations to be anointed to succeed House Speaker John Boehner, whose limp tenure has been a colossal disappointment.

The liberal Nevada Democrat threw his support to Wisconsin Republican Ryan, saying he hopes Ryan runs and wins the job because he’s a “Paul Ryan fan.” According to Reid’s assessment,  Ryan “appears to me to be one of the people over there that would be reasonable.”

After being sold as a conservative and economic wizard as Mitt Romney’s 2012 Vice Presidential running mate, Ryan revealed himself to be a leading proponent of amnesty — a defining issue for a wide swath of grassroots GOP voters.

Pro-amnesty Democrat Harry Reid is not alone in supporting Ryan as House Speaker. Committed amnesty proponent and far left Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez, who worked with Ryan on amnesty legislation, has also thrown his support behind his candidacy.

Gutierrez has vouched for Paul Ryan with these troubling words, “I want you to know that in 2005 when Jeff Flake and I introduced a comprehensive immigration bill … and Kennedy and McCain was the first bipartisan, bicameral bill, Paul Ryan was an original co-sponsor of comprehensive immigration reform.”

Let that message sink in. No wonder status quo politicians are losing ground with frustrated voters.

On Tuesday Senate Democrats, led by Ryan enthusiast Harry Reid, blocked a vote on (S 2146), titled “Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act.” It was tied to a bill known as “Kate’s Law” named for San Francisco resident Kate Steinle who was shot and killed while walking on the pier with her father. The bill imposed a mandatory five-year prison sentence on any illegal convicted of an aggravated felony who returns to the U.S. after being deported. Democrats blocked Kate’s Law because it was attached to a provision to defund sanctuary cities, which the left steadfastly supports.

Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly addressed the issue with these words:

Foolishly, instead of simply voting straight up on Kate’s Law, the Senate put both pieces of legislation together. Everybody knew that would doom the vote, yet the Republicans did it anyway. That’s what makes Americans furious with the political system in Washington,” he said. “This is why Donald Trump and Ben Carson continue to lead in the Republican polling. A recent CNN poll has Trump at 27%, Carson at 22%, and no one else in double figures. Both Trump and Carson support Kate’s Law and would not play political games with it. There comes a point where the American people are going to have to take back their government. When a 32-year-old woman can be gunned down by an illegal felon who had been deported five times and you cannot get a strict law punishing illegal alien felons you really don’t have a functioning government.”

The first time conservatives get sand kicked in their faces, shame on the kickers. The successive times it happens, shame on the conservatives. Haven’t we dealt with enough deceit on the topic of the illegal invasion from Arizona’s senators McCain and Flake to have made us wary of the arrogant candidacy of Paul Ryan? Arizona’s Representatives need to hear from us ASAP. Their contact information is here.

But, but….it’s for the children

October 20, 2015

Never ending tax increases

A recent editorial in the local newspaper clearly defines the definition of going ballistic. At issue is the Maricopa County Republican Party’s opposition to the nearly thirty school districts across the Valley asking for voters to approve school bonds and overrides.

This is the October 16, 2015 press release that caused the commotion:

Republican Party of Maricopa County Calls For Sweeping Reforms To Override Election Laws

The Maricopa County GOP is calling for sweeping reforms to school district override election laws, in order to ensure that the voting public is no longer misled regarding how the money will be spent should the tax increase be approved.

The overwhelming majority of voters in Arizona are unaware that school districts are only legally obligated to spend override monies on the priorities outlined in the official voter pamphlets and promoted by pro-tax political action committees in the first year. After year one, school districts are free to waste the override dollars on whatever non-essential, non-classroom purposes they choose.

“Legislation to correct the widespread voter confusion as to how override dollars can be spent and the manner in which those expenditures are communicated to the public prior to the election is long overdue,” said Republican Party of Maricopa County Spokesman Jake Hoffman. “As a former elected school board member, I have sat in public meetings where in response to that these very district leaders intend to squander the money on non-classroom expenditures.

County GOP leadership is right. Regardless of the habitual, plaintive pleas from schools and cities for ever more funding, citizens are not golden egg laying geese. Arizona school children and the education they receive are too important to be left to these bait-and-switch tax schemes pushed by public school district administrators under the guise of teacher pay and smaller classes.

In a suspiciously timed August election — when low city voter turnout is guaranteed to be even lower — residents of Phoenix were asked to double the city transit tax over 35 years and spend $31.5 billion on an unaccountable light rail expansion — which is actually used by less than one percent of city residents. Thanks to solid union voting blocs — police, fire fighters, unionized teachers and city employees — this unconscionable monstrosity passed as special interest groups disproportionately skewed the vote to the left.

Now we are being told that a disaster of apocalyptic proportions will be visited upon our children if we don’t loosen up even more cash via higher property taxes. It’s a never-ending saga.  As cash-strapped families are forced to get by on less, school districts think they are exempt from such belt-tightening.

Schools are teaching climate change instead of American history and recycling rather than the U.S. Constitution. Cursive is gone, ensuring the end of handwriting. College students can’t find Japan on a map, and if your math challenged child lands a job at McDonald’s he can push the pictures on the computerized screen in front of him to process the order and dump the correct change in the customer’s hand. Public school grads are unable to count back change. 

We did find some humor in the newspaper’s editorial tantrum. They are still miffed that GOP County Chairman Tyler Bowyer hosted Donald Trump’s Phoenix appearance. They call Trump a “gadfly mogul” whose comments are offensive to the voters the Republican party needs to win elections  — as if the newspaper liberals care whether we win elections. The censure of John McCain in numerous counties and by elected statewide Republican delegates also doesn’t sit well with the editorial board. The editorial says it was because “McCain had the good sense to pursue immigration reform,” code jargon for amnesty. 

The Arizona Republics ranting fools fool no one.

McCain never changes: always blames conservatives

October 15, 2015

Taking a short trip back in time, it’s abundantly clear that nothing changes when it comes to John McCain. He’s always eager to take conservatives to task.

Breitbart’s Tony Lee wrote that McCain blamed conservatives such as Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for the Obama administration’s mishandling of military death benefits. In the ultimate irony, longtime RINO McCain said conservative Cruz “simply did not represent the GOP.”

McCain has previously insulted conservatives, even calling them wacko birds, an epithet Cruz skillfully embraced in a senate speech.

The televised interview seen here, features Fox News host Martha MacCallum mentioning that Ted Cruz would be visiting Barack Obama at the White House — along with other Republican senators — to discuss the negligence associated with the distribution of military death benefits to grieving yet needy families.

MacCallum asked McCain, “How do you feel about him representing you there?”  In response, McCain smirked before saying, “First of all, Martha, please, he’s not representing us there.” 

In the interview, McCain bizarrely said conservatives were as much to blame for the problem regarding the death benefits as (former) Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, an Obama appointed RINO.

McCain condescendingly told the award-winning Fox News anchor, “We’re in a serious situation, my dear.”

We’ll give McCain this much. A “serious situation” does exist.  It’s one Arizonans know too well. We are not being represented. Fortunately, we have a rare opportunity to remedy that. Senate terms span six long years. The shameless, amnesty-supporting hypocrite and gaffe-prone John McCain will be 80 by Election Day 2016. Physician and State Senator Kelli Ward presents a strong and intelligent conservative alternative.

Currently, Ward leads McCain by nine percentage points, an impressive boost since the earlier May polling, which showed McCain ahead. People are catching on.

“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.

 It’s time to do it.

Calif. approves “state sanctioned voter fraud”

October 14, 2015

Jerry Brown continues to expand right for illegals

California’s far left  Gov. Jerry Brown has signed the New Motor Voter Act — Bill 1461 — into law, effectively assuring illegals will be able to cast ballots in future elections.

The legislation automatically registers to vote all California residents when they obtain or renew their driver’s licenses at the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Breitbart News quotes True the Vote founder Catherine Engelbrecht saying, “This bill is terrible. It makes an already bad situation much, much worse,” adding that California’s registration databases “lack the necessary safeguards to keep non-citizens off the voter rolls.” She had urged Gov. Brown to veto the bill— to no avail.

Election Integrity Project of California President Linda Paine echoed that Assembly Bill 1461 “will effectively change the form of governance in California from a Republic whose elected officials are determined by United States citizens and will now guarantee that non-citizens will participate in all California elections going forward.” The Election Integrity Project of California had joined True the Vote to demand that Brown veto the bill, calling it a path to “‘state sanctioned’ voter fraud.”

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, a co-sponsor of the legislation, issued this media release in support of the law saying, “The New Motor Voter Act will make our democracy stronger.” Padilla gushed, the newly signed law will “potentially add millions to California’s voter rolls.” 

“The New Motor Voter Act will make our democracy stronger by removing a key barrier to voting for millions of California citizens,” Padilla said in the statement. Referring to “residents” as “citizens,” Padilla said, “Citizens should not be required to opt in to their fundamental right to vote. We do not have to opt in to other rights, such as free speech or due process.”

In 2013, Brown signed Assembly Bill 60 which made illegal aliens living in California eligible to apply for driver’s licenses. It was the latest action to expand privileges for non-citizens in the nation’s most populous state. California already provides in-state tuition to illegals at all public colleges and universities. Brown also signed an inconceivable law allowing illegals to practice law in the state. In 2014, the San Jose Mercury News reports it was approved in a unanimous ruling by the California Supreme Court

The law allowing California residents to automatically register  to vote when obtaining a driver’s license, goes into effect Jan. 1, 2016, making millions of illegals eligible to vote in the presidential election.

Last year ago we posted ‘Have you heard? The USA is “the other Mexico.”  It’s filled with information well worth reviewing. This video clip of California Gov. Jerry Brown greeting Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto is instructive. In response, Pena Nieto brassily called on other states to “evolve” like California so the United States can be more like his home country….. impoverished and crime ridden.

Jerry Brown stands as a monument of the insanity that undergirds liberalism.


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