Trump tramples intelligence of supporters

January 26, 2016

Donald Trump is so confident of the loyalty of his supporters that he recently boasted, “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters.” 

He delivered his crass message at a weekend campaign rally in Sioux Center, Iowa. The Feb. 1 Iowa caucus is less than a week away, making the timing of hurling insulting comments at his base all the more odd.  Though the caucus is widely regarded as crucial to the 2016 presidential race, this list of previous winners exposes the fallacy of it as an accurate predictor of future White House occupants.

At stake are 30 Republican and 52 Democrat delegates.


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.”


Phx water rate hike to pay for city workers’ raises

January 14, 2016

Last week we ran this postAnte up! Phoenix “water bill” not high enough?  detailing the Arizona Republic‘s enthusiastic support of increased City of Phoenix water rates.

It turns out there was an even more objectionable underbelly to the increase that is being revealed by District 6 City Councilman Sal DiCiccio, and reported by KSAZ TV-10 Fox News.

“They were out there telling the public this big lie, that they made all these cuts, what they didn’t tell you is they moved all those employees over to the water department and then jacked up the rates to cover that, the same thing is happening again,” DiCiccio tells reporter John Hook.

This year the rates are going up 2.6% on average, and another 2% hike is expected next year. DiCiccio says the average compensation for an employee in the water department has gone from $76,000 in 2009 to over $88,000 in 2016. So that’s where your rate hike is actually going.

“What they’re not telling you is the compensation increase equals the hike and the tax increase on water,” said DiCiccio.

This is the revealing email sent to constituents by Councilman DiCiccio.

Have you heard from your council representative on this crucial matter?  If not, why not? Their contact information is here. You pay their salaries. No doubt they’d like to hear from you….


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.


Dr. Kelli Ward amasses endorsements in US Senate race

December 29, 2015

Conservative challenge to John McCain gaining momentum

Breitbart News, evidencing a depth of understanding of the plight of unrepresented Arizona Republicans, has done a masterful job — through a series of posts —- of introducing the nation to former state senator, Kelli Ward.  

Ward, a physician who recently resigned her legislative post to devote full time to the demanding U.S. Senate race, has been traveling the state connecting with voters. Wherever she travels, she is viewed as a welcome relief to John McCain, who works against the interests of the citizenry and blithely lies while doing so. McCain, who has been censured by the elected state committeemen of his own party, will be 80 by Election Day. He is running for a sixth six-year term.

Monday, Breitbart reported on the list of principled state legislators and political leaders who have come forward to endorse Dr. Kelli Ward’s candidacy. The news site notes that these endorsements come in addition to early December news that the Second Amendment defending group Gun Owners of America endorsed Ward over McCain.

The first major endorsement list of her campaign also includes nearly a third of the state senators who have chosen to back Ward over the establishment candidate McCain.

“Arizona needs strong and consistent leadership that can be counted on,” Ward says. “What we have right now is a track record of broken promises and a laundry list of failed policies that are hurting Arizona and its people —  this needs to end. I am happy to have the support of my colleagues as we work together to change the direction of Washington.”

An August poll showed Ward beating McCain by nine percent. Then In October she released impressive fundraising numbers, bringing in over half a million dollars for her first quarterly report. The money was raised from 2,100 individual donations. None of those contributors are lobbyists or D.C. interests — unlike McCain, who relies on those and other unsavory sources for funding.

Meet Dr. Kelli Ward. Tell your neighbors about her. Make sure you vote.

 

H/T Saguaro Sam


Students sing ‘Allah Akbar’ at holiday concert

December 20, 2015

Christmas morphs into excuse for absurd political correctness

A song of praise to Allah was considered appropriate and defended by the local school district at Blaine High School in Minnesota, who claim it supports “inclusion.”

Parents in the Anoka-Hennepin School District are questioning the decision to use a song about Ramadan performed in Arabic at a holiday concert.

‘Allah Akbar’ meaning ‘Allah is greater,’ has been the favored phrase used by jihadist terrorists as they commit their bloody carnage in the U.S. and around the world.

In this video report, reporter Todd Starnes asks if Christian songs such as “Jesus Loves Me” or “Onward Christian Soldiers” will be sung at the school during Ramadan. What do you think?


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