Republicrat elites get a healthy dose of “plainspeak”

October 20, 2019

Peggy Noonan, a former Reagan speech writer who has veered leftward with the years, doesn’t much care for Donald Trump’s style. She’s not criticizing his views; she’d like us to think. It’s that style thing, exemplified by his tweets and speeches where he packs convention centers and arenas with thousands of supporters who have waited in line for hours to have their views substantiated by this unconventional president.

Noonan, who miscalculatingly predicted a Mitt Romney presidency, calls President Trump, “Woody Allen without the humor.” Now a septuagenarian commentator on leftist CNN, she irretrievably distanced herself from President Reagan’s conservative base, endorsing Barack Obama in 2008. And though she has set herself up as a doyenne commenting on the decline of societal civility and refinement, Noonan has become increasingly boorish.

Author and retired corporate lawyer Eric Georgatos’ brilliance shines bright in his must-read column posted on American Thinker, For Peggy Noonan and her elitist pals…here’s a little plainspeak for you.” You’ll be glad you read it.

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Warring, waffling Dems forced to face reality

October 16, 2019

Impeachment vote is off the table as members fear reprisals

Tuesday night‘s Democrat debate with 12 lackluster but combative candidates, was akin to watching an implosion. “The impeachment must go forward,” blasted Democrat presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, who is also on record aligning with Socialist Bernie Sanders’ ‘Medicare for All’ scheme, which would shift all Americans onto a single-payer health care plan — where choices will be limited and costs will skyrocket.

Flailing Robert Francis O’Rourke, clearly focusing on the Hispanic vote, referred to President Trump as promoting “racism and hatred” in “communities like mine.” O’Rourke, who calls himself “Beto,” is from Texas. He and Pete Buttigieg favor “buying back” guns they didn’t sell to you.

Andrew Yang, who along with O’Rourke, supports decriminalizing opioids, including heroin, had the memorable takeaway “its not your fault” line, stating, “Drug addiction is not a personal failing, it’s a systemic government failing.”

Two weeks after suffering a heart attack, Sanders, 78, cut off one of the debate’s moderators as she tried to ask him about his health. “I’m healthy, I’m feeling great,” he said.

Former VP Joe Biden was in deflection mode, dipping and dodging questions relating to his son, Hunter, who, minus any related experience, served as a paid board member for a Ukrainian gas company, Burisma Holdings, at a time when his father was shepherding U.S. policy there in the Obama administration, including advocating for increased gas production. Hunter was being paid the tidy sum of $50,000 a month. He left that lucrative position when the unseemly connection was revealed. He recently resigned as a director and part owner of a Chinese investment company, where he was reportedly paid $1.5 billion.

Kamala Harris took a novel approach on the opioid epidemic saying she’d support jailing executives at pharmaceutical and insurance companies, who she blames for fueling the crisis. “They are nothing more than some high-level dope dealers.” No word as to what penalties she would impose on prescribing doctors.

Democrats have been so caught up in the ecstasy of impeaching President Donald Trump that the reason is irrelevant.  Anything from China collusion, which had no factual basis, to fake Ukrainian messaging, suits their purposes.  President Trump has already seen two of his nominees advance to the U.S. Supreme Court.  With Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in ill health at age 86, the Dems worst fear will be realized if President Trump gets a third appointment. That’s what is driving their urgency to evict him from the presidency.

Walking a political tightrope, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday she will not hold a vote to officially launch an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

The decision came after House Democrats returned to D.C. following a two-week recess in their home districts. Their concern over a backlash is palpable, with 31 Democrats in districts where President Trump won in 2016 not wanting to move forward with an issue that could be their own undoing. Bluster and bravado ultimately collide with the real world.  The Arizona Republican Party’s Twitter account is a reliable source of information.


AZ teachers deserve lumps of coal, not 20% pay hike

October 11, 2019

Students continue to fail basic AzMERIT tests; ADE’s solution? Change its name to AzM2!

AzMERIT is the educrats’ highly touted program that measures what should be proficiency in student ability to comprehend basic math and reading skills. The recently released scores illuminate the abysmal failures being turned out by Arizona public schools that continually ask for bond overrides and increased school spending.

The Arizona Department of Education appears to go to great lengths to derail active searches of overall scores and those of individual schools. Navigating the 37-page AzMERIT Reporting Guide requires more skills than renowned voyager Magellan likely possessed. We suggest you start here, but make no promises.

The bottom line is that Arizona students are doing even worse on tests than their previously low scores. More than half the students who took the tests failed — for the FIFTH year in a row!

This marks the first year high schools were given the ability to opt out of participating in this specific assessment, which no doubt thrilled the school administrators.

 Since school funding is based in part on student proficiency in basic skills, some schools are resorting to trickery to boost scores, giving those who earn a “B,” for example, a bright shiny “A,” if they were deemed “proficient.” These shortchanged students will be in for a rude awakening when they have to survive in the real world, where they will be expected to perform based on actual ability, a broad range of knowledge, creative thinking aptitudes and effective communication skills.

The Federalist reports schools now have social agendas that have nothing to do with education. Illinois, for example, recently passed a law requiring children as young as preschoolers to be taught LGBT history. Districts can only purchase textbooks that include positive contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals in their history curriculum.

NPR affiliate Illinois Public Radio labeled Christian and conservative opposition to this law while it was being considered as stemming from “hate groups.”

In 2018 Seeing Red AZ wrote, #REDS for ED: Union thugs demand more $ for less. It’s chock full of facts and worth your time to review.


Mark Levin rips press lies, shadowy impeachment source

September 30, 2019

Today we take you directly to Media Research Center’s NewsBusters compelling video clips from Sunday’s Fox & Friends. The brief but powerful segments feature guest Mark Levin’s spirited and masterful exchange with Ed Henry on the Democrat efforts to impeach President Donald Trump, based on claims made by an anonymous “whistleblower.” The accompanying text is written by Executive Editor, Tim Graham.

Early in his career, conservative icon and brilliant Constitutional lawyer Levin worked in President Ronald Reagan’s administration and was chief of staff for Attorney General Edwin Meese. He is chairman of the prestigious Landmark Legal Foundation, has authored numerous books, and hosts “Life, Liberty & Levin,” on Fox. Levin founded Conservative Review TV.

Regardless of what else you do today, make watching this linked exchange a priority. We all owe a debt of gratitude to Brent Bozell’s NewsBusters for its efforts “Exposing and Combating Liberal Media Bias” for over 3 decades.


Dems launch Trump impeachment: Repercussions will follow

September 25, 2019

After resisting ongoing impeachment calls from her fellow Dems, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has acquiesced and on Tuesday authorized an inquiry into President Donald Trump.

Pelosi who will turn 80 on her next birthday, has been around the political block for decades, currently in her 17th term, and realizes the risks involved with attempting to take down the popular president.

House Republicans impeached Bill Clinton in 1998, charging him with perjury to a grand jury (by a 228–206 vote) and obstruction of justice (by a 221–212 vote). It did not result in removal from office.

The Senate is firmly controlled by Republicans, holding a 53-to-47 seat advantage. The U.S. Constitution requires a two-thirds majority of the Senate to vote to convict and expel a president who has been impeached by the House. The chances of garnering enough Republican votes is an implausible long shot.

Clinton’s impeachment provided momentary exhilaration that ended with a harsh reality for Republicans, as Democrats gained seats in the midterm election held as the impeachment was fomenting. Impeachment lacks traction among mainstream Americans, who view it as partisanship run amok.

According to today’s Rasmussen Reports Daily Presidential Tracking Poll, 51% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance, including 35% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing.

An earlier Quinnipiac University poll showed 61% of voters surveyed stated Congress should not begin the impeachment process against President Donald Trump.

The voice of America was loud and clear (video) stunning newscasters as the 2016 Presidential Election results were tabulated.

Impeachment actions will not bode well for the Democrats.


Dem aspirants vow to “buy back” guns they didn’t sell

September 17, 2019

Democrats running for president are outpacing one another telling  the American people what they intend to do to their guns.

Perpetually flailing Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke is now known for his swaggering debate declaration, “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AS-15.”

Leftists have a way with words, using incendiary language when describing legal firearms. They call semi-automatic rifles “assault rifles.” They never acknowledge that guns save lives.

Cory Booker touts mandating a federal license to buy firearms. Elizabeth Warren wants to impose high tax increases on both gun and ammo purchases. Democrats are unconcerned about alienating Second Amendment supporting voters. Joe Biden, who has previously waffled on the issue now declares (I min. video) what he calls assault weapons “should be illegal – period,” adding “the Second Amendment doesn’t say you can’t restrict the kinds of weapons people can own.”

Socialist Bernie Sanders represents the rural state of Vermont which has no laws restricting firearms, and an estimated 70-75% of the residents are gun owners, walks a fine line as seen in this campaign video, where he tries to draw a distinction between his bucolic state’s voters and the residents of Chicago and Los Angeles where gangs proliferate.

Pete Buttigieg, dreamily calculating whether to bring his husband red or white roses after the debate, tried hedging on the crucial question, though he unequivocally supports universal background checks on gun sales. In July, a Buttigieg campaign spokesman was more forthright, acknowledging he “supports a new federal ban on assault-style weapons, as well as a voluntary buyback program for existing assault-style weapons.”

The question any rational citizen should ask is, “How does the government buy back guns it didn’t sell to us?”


Daniel McCarthy: Exodus’ golden calf revisited

September 13, 2019

President Trump’s unequivocal support of Sen. Martha McSally is not enough for gullible Republicans seeking nirvana

Arizona Republicans with conservative credentials have been finding their email in-boxes filled with praiseful paeans to a never-before-heard-of challenger to incumbent Sen. Martha McSally, the former two-term congresswoman and sole Republican representing our state in the U.S. Senate. There is even a website the novice candidate with zero credentials and no political experience has up and running demanding that we “Demand” him. It would be tempting to brush this arrogant amateur off like lint on a pinstriped suit sleeve, but there is the enticement/excitement factor that mimics a teen crush. The problem is the teens in this case are mostly senior citizen GOP activists who should be wiser than to fall for a swaggering fast-talker.

These folks are all desperately seeking perfection, an entity which doesn’t exist in politics. They are willing to go for the untried and unknown, hoping he will be the Moses to lead them out of what they view as the political wilderness. The biblical account in Exodus reminds us even Moses’ followers, frustrated when they thought he spent too much time on Mount Sinai receiving the Ten Commandments, ended up erecting and worshiping a golden calf, ultimately suffering the consequences for their faithlessness.

The senate makeup is crucial. Republicans — there are 51 — currently hold a slim lead over 47 Democrats (including 2 Independents who caucus with the Dems). This sliver-like margin is not one we can afford to risk. Senate votes are needed to confirm President Trump’s federal judicial nominees, including to the exceedingly important U.S. Supreme Court.

President Trump has enthusiastically endorsed Sen. Martha McSally, a fact lost on those who claim to support him but have fallen in lockstep with their golden calf.

With the magnitude of this race in mind, SRAZ is reposting our earlier post, “Daniel McCarthy’s challenge to Sen. McSally fulfills Kelly’s dream.”

The Democrat in this race is leftist, Second Amendment enemy, anti-Trumper Mark Kelly, husband of former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords. The couple count the Obama’s among their friends. But don‘t look for that dreaded “D” word on his website. Taking his cue from Kyrsten Sinema’s senate campaign, “Democrat” is nowhere to be found. Still the Dems are pinning their hopes on him to bring the long held Republican senate seat into the Democrat column. Kelly’s supporters — open border, socialist multi-billionaire George Soros among them, have filled Kelly’s campaign coffers to overflowing.

According to Federal Election Commission disclosures Kelly has significantly out raised every candidate for the U.S. Senate in the entire nation — even longtime senators and those in leadership positions.

Daniel McCarthy’s supporters are still mired in, and consumed by, their loathing of John McCain. He is gone. Even McCain’s loyal senate sidekick Lindsey Graham has modified his stance and has become supportive of Pres. Trump. We all need to move forward. The past is behind us.

Pledge your support to help Republican Sen. Martha McSally retain the crucial Arizona senate seat. It matters.