Formerly fawning reporters turn on Obama

November 18, 2015

This is Barack Obama’s full press conference at the G-20 Summit in Antalya, Turkey which includes several reporters asking tough questions regarding U.S. policy in pursuing Islamic Jihadists.  The usually compliant media openly expressed frustration with Obama’s weak response to ISIS — which he alone refers to as ISIL.

In this shorter clip, CNN’s Jim Acosta bluntly asked, “I wanted to go back to something you said to Margaret (Brennan) earlier when you said you have not underestimated ISIS’s abilities. This is an organization that you once described as a ‘JayVee Team,’ that evolved into a force that has now occupied territory in Iraq and Syria and is now able to use that safe haven to launch attacks in other parts of the world. How is that not underestimating their capabilities? And how is that “contained,” quite frankly? And I think a lot of Americans have this frustration that they see that the United States has the greatest military in the world, it has the backing of nearly every other country in the world when it comes to taking on ISIS. I guess the question is, and if you’ll forgive the language, is why can’t we take out these bastards?”

Obama says the United States must welcome the tens of thousands of Syrian refugees, who are “subjected to vigorous screening and security checks” — something experts say is virtually impossible. He makes this claim despite the fact that at least two of the Paris terrorists entered Europe as part of the flood of “refugees” leaving Syria.

In the current GQ magazine which features Obama on the cover, he looked ahead to life after his 15 remaining months in the White House saying he has fantasized about owning a professional basketball team or holding the commissioner’s job for the National Basketball Association. Obama, an avid sports fan, couldn’t do as much damage in the sporting arena as he has as the ineffectual leader of the free world and an embarrassing Commander-in-Chief.

Since Jeff Flake routinely plays basketball with Obama perhaps he could join the soon-to-be-former president at his dream job with the NBA.  It would give the unpopular Flake another chance to take his shirt off and free up the Arizona senate seat for an actual conservative.

Austin Hill: RIP

November 16, 2015

Former Valley KFYI talk show host, Austin Hill has died suddenly in Boise, Idaho the local KTVB-7 reports.

To say that life is fragile is an understatement. Austin Hill appeared on a Post Debate Special with J.D. Hayworth this past Tuesday Night on Newsmax TV.

Though the multi-talented Hill was a nationally syndicated conservative talk radio host, many Arizona listeners will recall him as a co-host of the popular ‘Liddy & Hill Show’ broadcast on KFYI 550-AM radio in Phoenix 2003 – 2005 where he shared the mic with Tom Liddy.

Our condolences go out to his family and friends.

Anarchy reigns at University of Missouri

November 11, 2015

Threat: “This is just the beginning”

By now we’ve all heard about the student protests at the University of Missouri resulting in the resignations of the school’s president, Tim Wolfe and chancellor. R. Bowen Loftin. Amid demands for “racial justice” and insistence Wolfe acknowledge his “white male privilege,” the black activist student group known as Concerned Student 1950, made numerous other demands posted here in the Independent Journal.

Racism is not the issue. CNS News reports on the university’s black elected student body president, Peyton Head, discussing “empowerment.” This lunacy is rooted in leftist politics.

The school’s football team joined the fray after a black graduate student from a multimillionaire family,* began a hunger strike, bizarrely saying the dispute would either end with Wolfe resigning or the student dying. But it came down to the team, joined by its coach, using the threat of not playing its game against BYU, which if canceled would have cost the university well over $1 million.

Following Wolfe’s resignation, the university’s athletic department issued a statement that the football team would return to the practice field to prepare for its Saturday game.

After Wolfe weakly complied to the mob, the hunger striking student announced on Twitter that he had cancelled his self-imposed starvation.

“Our demands must be met in totality to create systems of healing within the UM System,” said Marshall Allen, one of the protesters. “In addition to this, students, staff and faculty of color must be involved in the process of deciding who will be our next UM System president.”

As is often the case, the adage “follow the money” works here. Not only is there the immense revenue generated by the football game, but there is also a back story that has received little attention. Unrest actually began in August when the university announced it would no longer be offering health insurance subsidies for graduate students. MU said it can no longer pay for graduate students’ health insurance because of changes in federal health care policy under Obamacare.

To no one’s surprise, the White House praised the protesters, though others regard the model of the football team holding the presidency hostage as setting a dangerous precedent and further proof that political correctness on university campuses has a stranglehold on rational thinking, making administrators who had recently been praised for their stewardship of a complex institution suddenly vulnerable to student mayhem.

Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder denounced a university faculty member who deprived student reporters of their First Amendment rights after she was videotaped harassing and trying to kick the reporters out of their “no media safe space.” Read his statement as reported on Mediaite here. Kinder will be running for governor on the Republican ticket in 2016.

*H/T Joe Holleman St. Louis Today

4th GOP debate tonight: Main event 7 PM (AZ time)

November 10, 2015

Undercard event begins at 5 pm (AZ time)

The prime-time debate which will last two hours begins tonight at 7:00 pm AZ Time, (9 pm ET) and includes candidates who earned 2.5 percent or higher in the four most recent national polls conducted through Nov. 4.

This top-tier event features Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina, John Kasich and Rand Paul. Moderators are Fox Business Managing Editor Neil Cavuto and Global Markets editor Maria Bartiromo, along with Wall Street Journal editor-in-chief Gerard Baker.

To qualify for the single hour second-rung debate, the bar is low. Candidates need only score at least 1 percent in the polls. This event will start at 5:00 pm AZ time, (7 pm ET). Relegated to second stage this time around are Mike Huckabee and Chris Christie. They will appear with Bobby Jindal and Rick Santorum.

This event will be hosted by Fox Business’ Sandra Smith and Trish Regan and Wall Street Journal Washington bureau chief Gerald Seib.

Neither Lindsey Graham nor George Pataki qualified for the debate stage, having failed to meet the 1 percent minimum requirement.

Both debates promise to focus on jobs, taxes and the economy, as well as domestic and international policy issues. They will be broadcast from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

Locate Fox Business Channel here. Cox Channel 68 and Radio KFYI 550-AM will also be among outlets carrying the debates.

Anchor babies taught vulgarity by proud illegal parents

November 5, 2015

Así que, ¿quién es racista?

In the event you missed this vile anti-Donald Trump video flying under the bland title, “Deport Racism,” we present it to you here. For those who wonder why Trump’s message regarding illegal immigration is igniting his poll numbers, wonder no more.

These children of illegals, who deride the term anchor babies that correctly describes them — although CNN considers it a “loaded term” and a “slur“ — are classic examples of the family values Republicrat Jeb Bush tells us exemplify the “act of love” that brings their parents to the United States. He views questioning that rationale as steeped in “harsh political rhetoric” and says their unlawful entry into our country “shouldn’t rile people up.”

After Jeb’s flaccid showing at the Oct. 28 Republican debate in Boulder, Colorado, conservative columnist Peggy Noonan described him as “The Not Ready for Prime Time Bush.”

His skewed views could explain why Jeb, the establishment’s anointed “inevitable candidate”  has now fallen to 4 percent in the most recent Fox News (page 3) and Quinnipiac (page 3) surveys.

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

Why the confusing message from AZ GOP?

October 30, 2015

Robert Graham’s slippery mailers irritate, alienate voters

A. J. LaFaro, immediate past chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC) calls into question the rationale of AZ GOP Chairman Robert Graham spending tens of thousands of dollars on mailings and robo calls to registered Independents urging them to re-register as Republicans so they can vote in the Republican Presidential Preference Election on March 22, 2016.

The Presidential Preference Election is not a Primary Election. A preference election is the means by which Arizona voters aligned with a political party cast their ballot for the candidate they want their delegates to vote for at the National Convention. The state’s actual Primary Election takes place Aug. 30.

LaFaro, currently serving as National Director of the Arizona Republican Assembly, notes Graham’s efforts make no sense if you look at Arizona’s four previous Republican Preferential Preference Elections:

1. 2012 – 45.45% of registered Republicans voted (511,239 of 1,124,726)
2. 2008 – 51.98% of registered Republicans voted (541,767 of 1,042,294)
3. 2004 – No election because Bush was the incumbent
4. 2000 – 35.56% of registered Republicans voted (323,242 of 909,063)

LaFaro cites the Secretary of State’s website, which reports there were 1,107,108 registered Republicans as of July 1, 2015. Instead of wasting tens of thousands of dollars confusing and alienating Independent voters and the public, he asks why doesn’t Robert Graham and the AZ GOP reach out to all of Arizona’s Republicans and encourage them to get involved, stay involved and vote for the presidential candidate they prefer?

Makes sense to us.

Fox News 10 ran this report titled, Confusion surrounds AZ GOP election mailer. (Click link to view.)

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.


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