Absent McCain partners with another Dem on amnesty

February 6, 2018

McASS hits the fence

The staff of Arizona’s Senior Senator (ASS) turn to Twitter (like the President he so reviles) to announce the latest effort to push through what they refer to as a “bi-partisan immigration compromise.”

This is what comes out of an office on auto-pilot, run by mostly left-leaning ideologues:

One of the last times John McCain was seen on the banks of the Potomac was July 28, 2017, for the senate vote to repeal Obamacare, which was delayed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell until ASS could participate. He entered the chamber, and seeking maximum effect, dramatically thrust his thumb down in a manner emulating Roman emperor Caligula, denying life to pleading gladiators in the Coliseum.  What was known as the “skinny repeal” was dealt a devastating blow, and failed with his stunning, decisive vote, in which he joined the unified Democrats and two other traitorous RINOs Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins.

The duplicitous McCain campaigned on building “the danged fence,” (video) that he now refuses to include in his last ditch amnesty scheme, that grants U.S. citizenship to nearly 2 million DACA illegals who claim they were brought here as children by their invading parents. There is no means of verifying their declarations and the upper age includes those 36 years of age and younger. As we’ve previously written, those repeatedly described as “kids” could well include “30-something” grandparents.

McCain began his efforts to increase the Democrat voting bloc by partnering with Ted Kennedy. This has remained his signature issue over decades. McCain and Jon Kyl  pushed for amnesty. He and Jeff Flake formed the Gang of 8, another amnesty scheme that undermined our national security. That effort included committed leftists Chuck Schumer and Dick Durbin and squish Republicrats. Brietbart News names them all and provides a backdrop to this charade.

 The ultimate effect would be to permanently place liberals in power without securing the border or doing anything of significance to halt illegal immigration. Now the ailing and absent McCain is magically partnering with Delaware Democrat Chris Coons on yet another amnesty scheme, minus funding for the wall he supported as a ‘say-anything-to-win’ candidate.  Trust McCain and his surrogate staffers, now in charge of his senate office, at your own peril.

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Voters, not colleagues, should have decided Rep. Shooter’s fate

February 2, 2018

 #MeToo movement supersedes election process

The expulsion of state Rep. Don Shooter from the Arizona legislature over allegations of sexual harassment is rightfully making national news. He has destroyed his career and dishonored his own family.  But the vote to expel the duly elected legislator raises questions about the process, while in no way condoning his actions.

The Yuma lawmaker, who lists his occupation as a developer, had a first-rate background according to his bio on the Arizona House Member’s page:

Chairman Shooter was elected to the Senate as a write in candidate in 2010. In 2011 he was appointed Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. He was re-elected in 2012 with 98% of the vote and in 2014 with 64% of the vote. He was reappointed as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. In 2016, he was elected to the House of Representatives and appointed as chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.

Chairman Shooter champions the issues of fiscal responsibility, less government intrusion in our daily lives and 2nd amendment rights. He has been named a friend of the family in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 by the Arizona Family Project, inducted into the Directors Hall of Fame by the Amberly’s Place victims’ rights organization and achieved the status of “Top 10 Technical Legislator” by the Arizona Tech Council.

The Republican, who let his ego get in the way of decency and good judgement, represented Legislative District 13. Rep. Shooter was removed from office Feb. 1, 2018 by a vote of 56 to 3. The measure to remove him required 40 votes of the 60 House members. Reps. David Stringer (R-LD1) and Noel Campbell (R-LD1) joined the accused in casting a no vote. The undeniable fact is Shooter was removed in an action lacking due process.

Nationally, other legislators have resigned or been stripped of their leadership posts, but not expelled after being accused of misconduct. Shooter is quoted as saying he deserves to be punished but did nothing to justify expulsion. He opted for the voters to decide his fate.

“I’ve had two, three months to think about this. I did wrong, I deserve a censure,” he said. “But I’ll tell you this. I was sent here by the people of District 13. And to the best of my knowledge, I’ve never betrayed that trust, never, never. Not for monkey business, not for contributions, not for influence, not for power, not for anything. And by God, they’re the ones who should throw me out if they want to throw me out. And they may,” he stated.

The Yuma County Board of Supervisors will replace Rep.Shooter. Three of the five members are Democrats.


Decoding the deceptive language of AZ Republicese

January 8, 2018

Sunday’s edition of the Arizona Republic showcases some sterling examples of liberal skew. In a featured article under ‘Arizona Politics,’ McCain and Flake’s reliably sycophantic assigned reporter Dan Nowicki is back to marginalizing Dr. Kelli Ward, who is running for the U.S. Senate seat soon to be vacated by Jeff Flake. He’s departing due to bottom dragging polling numbers after repeatedly deprecating candidate, and now president, Donald Trump. In the end, he was left with no other face-saving option other than retirement from his.$174,000 (plus benefits) job.

Playing his job security role of political assassin, Nowicki tries and fails miserably linking Kelli Ward, a physician and two term state senator, to unsavory characters across the country. Magicians call this trick “misdirection.”

How best to take down the accomplished woman who would bring conservative stature to Arizona’s senatorial delegation? Nowicki missed the mark by referring to her as a “border security hawk.” Keeping our sovereign border secure is a plus, not a minus to the grassroots Republican base that elected Donald Trump President of the United States.

In the same edition of the newspaper was this peculiar headline: ‘Migrant convicted of murder arrested.’  No, it wasn’t a murderous swallow migrating the 6,000 miles to Capistrano, California from Goya, Argentina. It was an illegal Guatemalan previously convicted of murder in 2005, who served a ridiculously light sentence of four years in prison and was deported. He was caught reentering the U.S. via Southern Arizona.

In its press release headline, U.S. Customs and Border Protection correctly refers to the murderer as an illegal alien. The newspaper adheres to the liberal guidelines in the AP Stylebook, which abhors the words. “illegal” and “alien,“ especially when they abut one another.

The Republic cites a suspicious poll that says the vast majority of Arizonans don’t support construction of at border wall. North American Research Partnership is hardly unbiased. Additionally fomenting the positions it does is a money maker.

Missing from the newspaper’s coverage is the deadly gun battle on the outskirts of the Mexican seaside city of Acapulco that left 11 dead Sunday.  Acapulco is Mexico’s murder capital, the center of opium poppy production. War-like violence has been fed by turf wars over the distribution of street drugs such as heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine.

The former resort city was one of Mexico’s most famous, and for decades served as a playground for the rich and famous. In recent years, however, Acapulco has been overtaken by vicious gang warfare and is now ranked one of the most murderous cities in the world.

The U.S. Department of State has issued this all-encompassing, dire warning for travelers to Mexico. But Mexico remains the Arizona Republic‘s widely touted business partner we should be cultivating to better ourselves. These corrupt, unskilled and uneducated foreign nationals, enmeshed in murderous drug wars and lawlessness are those we should welcome and provide benefits and amnesty?  Something is definitely wrong with this picture.


NYC subway terrorist entered US via chain migration

December 13, 2017

The Department of Homeland Security has confirmed that the suspect in Monday morning’s failed rush hour suicide pipe bomb attack on a Port Authority bus terminal and subway station in New York City entered the United States from Bangladesh in 2011 through one of the chain migration categories. DHS says ISIS-inspired Akayed Ullah, 27, is a green card holder who arrived here on an F43 visa, according to this Breitbart News report.

Numbers USA explains that an F43 visa is issued to a foreign national who is the child of an adult sibling of a U.S. citizen. It falls under the 4th preference of the family preference green card categories, which allows 65,000 green cards each year to be issued to adult siblings and their spouses and children of citizens.

Tyler Houlton, a DHS spokesperson tweeted:

.@DHSgov can confirm that the suspect was admitted to the United States after presenting a passport displaying an F43 family immigrant visa in 2011. The suspect is a Lawful Permanent Resident from Bangladesh who benefited from extended family chain migration.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders also made reference to the information during her daily press briefing.

There is no question that the terrorist was admitted to the United States after presenting a passport displaying an F-43 family immigrant visa in 2011. The immediate issue is revoking such a dangerous policy. President Trump’s policy calls for an end to chain migration, the method used by Akayed Ullah to enter the U.S. If his policy had been in place, the attacker would not have been allowed into the country.  President Trump has appropriately advocated for responsible and total immigration reform. 

During a rally last weekend in Pensacola, Florida, Pres. Trump called on Congress to end Chain Migration.

Numbers USA President Roy Beck has an entire section devoted to the Chain Migration scheme that leaves Americans needlessly vulnerable to those who mean us harm. The website contains a wealth of information that is not found elsewhere.

U.S. Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) has introduced the American Labor, Wages, and Sovereignty Act (American LAWS Act), H.R. 4340 with Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX.). The legislation contains provisions to eliminate the visa lottery program, end chain migration, and institute mandatory E-Verify. Read the full text of H.R. 4340.

The visa lottery program is also a disaster. L. Francis Cissna @DHSgov saying visa lottery standards are very low,“ stated “Random lotteries, extended family connections, that’s not the way to run an immigration system.”  This is a topic with which he has more than a passing familiarity. Cissna is the Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services


SCOTUS OKs Trump’s sensible travel restrictions — for now

December 5, 2017

Left-wing media placing political correctness before safety, reconfigure restrictions as a “Muslim ban”

Good news came Monday in the form of a U.S. Supreme Court decision which handed a victory to President Donald Trump by allowing imposition of his travel restrictions affecting people from six terror sponsoring countries to go into effect. Countries on the list are Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, and Yemen. Some Venezuelan government officials are also denied access to the U.S.

But the high court’s order is a waffle.

A federal court in Hawaii blocked the government from implementing the Trump administration’s Sept. 24 order allowing enhanced vetting and blocking entry into the U.S. by potential terrorists or other public safety threats. A federal judge in Maryland barred the government from enforcing the order relating to foreign nationals of affected countries claiming to have relationships with persons or institution in the United States. Lawyers representing the administration took the case to the Supreme Court last month seeking to implement all of the provisions providing security to Americans. 

The Trump administration argued that the September 24 order is different from its predecessors not only because of the “extensive worldwide review process” that led to its creation, but also because it applies to countries where Muslims are not a majority.

Still, the challenges go forward. The far left and frequently overturned San Francisco-based 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is scheduled to hear oral argument on Wednesday, with oral arguments to follow in the 4th Circuit, based in Richmond, Virginia on Friday.

Liberal Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Clinton appointee) and Sonia Sotomayor (Obama appointee) dissented from Monday’s Supreme Court opinion.

Supreme Court Justices and their bios can be seen here.


Leftwing media reactions to NYC terrorism

November 2, 2017

Few things are more deplorable than liberals rushing to give aid and comfort to murderous jihadist terrorists who intend to impose an Islamist caliphate on the West.

 


Jihadist murderer in NYC won diversity visa lottery

November 1, 2017

Senseless Jihadist attacks perpetrated by Muslims shouting ‘’Allahu Akbar”  — praising Allah — as they intentionally slaughter innocents going about their lives, is incomprehensible to those who practice other faiths.  The attacks are becoming so commonplace  that the mayor of New York City, where the latest carnage took place on Tuesday, referred to the deliberate terror attack that killed 8 and wounded 15 on a bicycle and jogging path as a “tragedy,” giving it the aura of something preventable. When a terrorist explosion occurred in New York City last year, London’s first Muslim Mayor Sadig Khan, then visiting New York, blandly referred to it  as “part and parcel” of life in a big city.

The Arizona Republic newspaper, which devoted countless front pages to destroying Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, was so blasé about this latest radical Islamic terrorist attack, it didn’t cover the massacre at all, relegating coverage to the B Section USA Today insert.

The most recent mass murderer Sayfullo Saipov, 29, entered a popular bicycle and pedestrian path mid-afternoon Tuesday in a rental van, mowing down victims before deliberately crashing into a school bus. One of the children returning home from school is reportedly in critical condition.

A bit of background is in order: Saipov, a Uzbekistan native, moved to the U.S. in 2010 under the Diversity Visa lottery, which is another irrational idea, intended to “diversify America,” springing forth from leftist Chuck Schumer — who has also partnered with John McCain and Jeff Flake on the notorious Gang of Eight amnesty scheme. At least 50,000 legally enter the U.S. through the Diversity Visa Lottery program each year, gifted with a permanent Visa

President Trump has renewed his call for “extreme vetting” of those entering the United States. But there are no reliable data bases in countries such as Uzbekistan. We need to shut down the myriad programs that allow for lax immigration. Within short order after assuming the presidency, Trump issued this order, and was met with opposition and slurs of racism.

Despite the ‘ho-hum’ attitude of the Arizona Republic, we are at war with those who want to impose 7th century Sharia law on free people in the West. The only Muslim voice that can be heard in opposition to this scheme is that of Scottsdale physician Dr.M. Zuhdi Jasser, founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy, who has repeatedly warned against Islamic extremism. Yesterday, he was getting the usual workout when these atrocities occur, as the guest on a conservative local radio station and appearing on Fox News and other national media outlets.

His lone voice is not enough. Our immigration policies must change and our porous border must be secured. Political correctness has no place in the bottom line discussion of providing safety to Americans. Our Founders referred to it as “Promoting the general welfare to ourselves and our posterity.”