John McCain proves he’s no friend of veterans

August 8, 2016

Phoenix VA Hospital scandal just the tip of the McIceberg 

Breitbart News reports that John McCain backed a visa program for Afghani interpreters and their relatives that is funded by imposing higher costs on U.S. military veterans’ health care. The extent of the entitlement programs detailed in the link is sure to make your blood boil.

“It’s time for the Senate to stop treating U.S. immigration policy like a Christmas tree that they can simply add more baubles to on a whim,” a press release from NumbersUSA sent to Senate offices read. “Americans have to pay for each of those baubles — through higher taxes, fewer jobs, lower wages, and, tragically, higher health care costs for soldiers and their families.”

To no one’s surprise, McCain’s office declined to respond to queries from Breitbart News. John McCain spearheaded the program.

The Daily Caller News Foundation previously reported that congress cut healthcare benefits to veterans in the 2016 budget by increasing pharmacy co-pays — using money accrued from those savings to fund an expansion of the Afghan Special Immigrant Visas program. The money could have been taken from other spending accounts — such as programs at the State Department.

We urge you to read both linked reports. Despite his claims to the contrary, John McCain is no friend of our military. The VA Hospital scandal, resulting in the deaths of dozens of veteran’s, took root right here in Phoenix, under John McCain’s nose.

Is it any wonder the Second Amendment restricting John McCain is ranked as the least popular senator — with the worst polling numbers in America? In his home state of Arizona where elected GOP party officers overwhelmingly voted to censure him, only 30% of the voters approve of the job he’s doing.

We have the opportunity to make a much needed change during the upcoming Primary Election.  Dr. Kelli Ward  is a family practice physician, mother, military wife and former state senator with proven conservative credentials. She is running to bring conservative values and a much needed vibrancy to representing the people of Arizona.  Her husband Dr. Michael Ward, is a Colonel in the Air National Guard, where he serves as Flight Surgeon. He has been deployed world-wide including voluntary tours to Kuwait, Iraq and Turkey. This is a dedicated family that will make us all proud.  At 80, John McCain is running for another 6-year term. You do the math.

Mark your ballot for Kelli Ward.


John McCain, Vietnam, 1969: audio bombshell

August 6, 2016

TRUNEWS, a non-profit Christian digital news source, has released what is referred to as a “bombshell audio recording.” Writing that the “1969 North Vietnamese radio broadcast has never been heard in the United States of America,” the news site says, “there has never been any knowledge that such a recording existed.”

The article and script are headlined as “John McCain’s 1969 “Tokyo Rose” propaganda recording released.” It was broadcast on North Vietnamese radio. The audio recording was reported to have been found in a misplaced file in the National Archives in Washington, D.C. The broadcast was recorded by the Foreign Broadcast Information Service, a branch of the CIA that monitored international shortwave and foreign radio broadcasts.

Throughout his decades in Washington, McCain has worked to suppress information about POWs and discredit those seeking answers, as reported by WND in McCain and the POW cover-up, written by Pulitzer Prize winning author Sydney H. Schanberg. 

John McCain has done everything in his power to block the release of information on American Vietnam era MIAs as evident in this shocking video by Vietnam Veterans Against McCain. It features veterans, U.S. Congressmen and knowledgeable staff.

This equally stunning video shows John McCain stomping out of a congressional hearing after insulting Delores Alfond, chair of the National Alliance of Families, who dedicated her life to seeking information after her brother was shot down over North Vietnam. McCain intentionally made sure all information was classified and made unavailable.

The “why?” has been answered by TRUNEWS.


Americans becoming more wary

June 14, 2016

Confidence in many established institutions dropping like a rock

Trust in banks, organized religion, news media, and congress fell significantly during the past decade, according to this recent Gallup survey.

The report reveals Americans clearly lack confidence in the institutions that affect their daily lives: the schools responsible for educating the nation’s children; the houses of worship that are expected to provide spiritual guidance; the banks that are supposed to protect Americans’ earnings; the U.S. Congress elected to represent the nation’s interests; the news media that claims it exists to keep them informed and the judiciary which is supposed to render unbiased decisions. The U.S. military remains held in high regard as does law enforcement and big business.

 The nearly across-the-board decline in trustworthiness of these previously solidly respected institutions has given rise to an increasingly jaundiced view, culminating in higher levels of distrust.

Americans_lose_confidence_in_institutions

Seeing Red AZ is conducting our own poll, with this two-pronged question: Where has your level of confidence fallen most significantly, and why? We’re also interested in our reader’s solutions.


Vicious AZ US Senate campaign ads: Follow the McMoney

June 4, 2016

You’ve likely seen the despicable televised ads attempting to link Dr. Kelli Ward, the sole conservative in the AZ U.S. Senate race, to Islamic terrorists and claiming she wants to leave our military vulnerable. This is contemptible since she is a military wife as well as a physician and former state senator. Her husband, Dr. Michael Ward is a Colonel in the Arizona National Guard where he serves as state flight surgeon. He has been deployed to global hot spots.

But facts can’t get in the way of the well-financed agenda when John McCain is running scared.

The ad’s tag line identifies Arizona Grassroots Action PAC as responsible for the content. Open Secrets/Center for Responsive Politics provides a link to even more, including the Federal Election Commission (FEC) 15-page report of the Alexandria, Virginia based PAC’s most recent filing, covering Jan. 1, 2016 through March 31, 2016 which can be seen here.

 Gregory W. Wendt, the all too familiar San Francisco liberal who has bankrolled Barack Obama and other left-wing Democrats, is tucked in among the mostly out-of-state supporters of John S. McCain. Wendt and his wife Lisa have been longtime McCain benefactors — as has radical leftist billionaire George Soros who is not on this particular list, though he has funded McCain since 2001. Human Events lists 10 reasons Soros is dangerous, none of which concern John McCain.

D.C. based Lisa Lisker is listed as treasurer of the intentionally hazy, high-dollar group that misidentifies itself as “Republican/Conservative.” It spends the bulk of its well over a $ million “against Republicans” as shown in the Open Secrets graph titled Party Split by Cycle. — click on the header for the revealing graph.

Don’t allow yourself to be fooled. At 80, John McCain is running — scared — for another 6-year term. Although he uses bravado to target Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick in the General, it’s Primary challenger Kelli Ward he fears

Ward‘s solid message: “Send a fresh, new voice to the U.S. Senate — Let’s shake up Washington together, “ resonates with McCain weary Arizonans. Show these well-heeled tricksters Arizona Republicans can’t be bought by out-of-state McCain promoting liberals. .


Memorial Day 2016

May 30, 2016

Memorial_Day_flags_on_graves

To Those who Gave the Last Full Measure of Devotion

On this Memorial Day, our thoughts and prayers are with all of those who are grieving. May we, as Abraham Lincoln said, “highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

 We are blessed to live in the greatest and most free county in the world. As you enjoy the long weekend, pause to honor the 1,354,000+ men and women who died in service to our country since 1775.

 This inspiring video is provided courtesy of Hillsdale College. 

Then take a moment to listen to this poignant rendition of “Echo Taps” performed by the U.S. Marine Band.


Obama exhibits abysmal lack of historical awareness

May 27, 2016

Leftist ideology permeates Obama’s moral equivalency speech on apology tour

On his ill-timed Japanese apology tour —- just days before Memorial Day, honoring Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice to insure freedom —- Barack Obama stated, “our visit to Hiroshima will honor all those who were lost in World War II.”

All those”?

Would that also include the Japanese who engaged in the sneak attack of Pearl Harbor that resulted in 2,335 military personnel killed, including 2,008 Navy personnel, 109 Marines, and 218 Army. Added to this were 68 civilians, making the total 2403 people dead. 1,177 were from the USS Arizona. Wounded numbered 1,143 with 710 Navy, 69 Marines, and 364 Army, as well as 103 civilians. Japanese personnel losses numbered 55.

Is Obama counting the Nazi butchers who engaged in atrocities resulting in the systematic genocide of millions?

“We have known the agony of war. Let us now find the courage, together, to spread peace, and pursue a world without nuclear weapons,” says the same Obama who capitulated on allowing the corrupt madmen of Iran to proceed with nuclear enrichment in the deal worked out by his Secretary of State John Kerry, further destabilizing the volatile Middle East and ultimately our own national security as well as that of Europe. Additionally, the Mullahs have long threatened to wipe Israel off the face of the map. They are now ever closer to their doomsday goals.

Take time to read Ambassador John Bolton’s masterful commentary in the New York Post on this latest leg of Obama’s shameful apology tour. 


Who actually owes vets an apology McCain or Trump?

May 10, 2016

John McCain, appearing Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” said that Donald Trump needs to “heal many of the wounds” he opened during the initial phase of his presidential campaign. “I think it’s obvious there has to be outreach on his part to heal many of the wounds. Frankly, I have never seen a campaign like this one, where people’s integrity and character are questioned.” One group that needs an apology, McCain said, are prisoners of war. 

In July 2015, Trump appeared at the Family Leadership Summit in Iowa and said McCain is “a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”

“There’s a body of American heroes who would like to see him retract that statement,” McCain said. 

“That bothers me a lot. It bothers me a lot because you can violently disagree with someone on an issue, but to attack their character and integrity, those wounds take a long time to heal.” McCain said Trump needed to show more respect for POWs.

That’s an interesting perspective from McCain — though a Vietnam veteran and POW himself — he attacked families of POWs and MIAs in congressional hearings and went to great lengths to make those files secret.

In McCain’s case — the self-described “maverick,” first elected in 1982, has spent well over three decades in D.C. colluding with Democrats, and at age 80 is arrogantly running for yet another six-year term —  proving the old adage, those heels take a long time to wound.

John McCain’s hero status can’t be questioned, but these are the facts: On veterans’ issues, John McCain talks out of both sides of his mouth. This list of key votes (provided by Project Vote Smart) unequivocally shows McCain has either not voted or often voted in opposition to legislation affecting veterans, troops, reservists and their families. The worst scandal involving the Veterans Administration Hospital occurred in here in Arizona under John McCain’s watch resulting in needless deaths of military personnel awaiting care.

John McCain has done everything in his power to block the release of information on American Vietnam era MIAs as evident in this shocking video by Vietnam Veterans Against McCain. It features veterans, U.S. Congressmen and knowledgeable staff.

This equally stunning video shows John McCain stomping out of a congressional hearing after insulting Delores Alfond, chair of the National Alliance of Families, who spent her life seeking information after her brother was shot down over North Vietnam. McCain intentionally made sure all information was classified and made unavailable.

Ask yourself, “Why?” It’s John McCain, himself, who has the explaining to do.