New healthcare reform bill: Relying on McCain is a fool’s errand

September 22, 2017

AZ’s Senior Senator (ASS) remains too consumed with jealousy over Trump’s presidential victory to honorably function on behalf of those he’s supposed to represent

Arizona’s Senior Senator (ASS) John McCain, 81, who with a dramatic thumbs down motion reminiscent of the Roman emperor Caligula denying mercy to a wounded gladiator in the arena, took time from his treatment for an  “aggressive malignant brain tumor” to cast the deciding vote, torpedoing Senate Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare.  With his self-serving negative end of July action, in an obviously rehearsed betrayal, ASS afforded himself another opportunity to lob a jab at President Trump — though negatively affecting millions of Americans with his pettiness. In ASS’s bitter world, revenge takes center stage, regardless of the consequences. 

A new plan is on the table. Sens. Lindsey Graham, (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy, M.D., (R-LA) are prime co-sponsors of the proposal that would shift health-care spending currently earmarked for Obamacare, Medicaid expansion and health-care exchanges from the federal government to the states through a system of block grants. Graham-Cassidy would also eliminate the individual mandate, requiring people either carry insurance or pay a fine. Acquaint yourself with the legislation to reform health care and read the comments of supporters — all included here.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, a longtime McCain ally, has announced he’s on-board with the plan, saying in a statement, “Graham-Cassidy is the best path forward to repeal and replace Obamacare.”

Will it make any difference that Graham, McCain’s closest senate comrade, is a co-sponsor? Although McCain functions from his visceral core that is devoid of reason, Ducey is sending him a message to support this replacement effort that carries a Sept. 30 deadline for passage, when rules preventing a Democrat filibuster will expire.  Just as last time, when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell held up action awaiting McCain’s arrival in DC, every vote counts. It remains to be seen if ASS will revert to anti-Trump jealousy mode again and gum up the works. ASS is on record saying, he might “reluctantly” support the bill, although, to no one’s surprise, the Republicrat, self-anointed “maverick” prefers a “bipartisan” approach. 

Following Ducey’s announcement ASS said he was “still very frustrated” with the process and was “not ready to announce a decision to vote for it.”

Expect nothing from ‘Focus-On-Me’ McCain and you’ll never be disappointed.

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Pres. Trump praised for UN speech; AZ Republic ignores it

September 20, 2017

A classic study in contrasts: News vs. Blather

Though Pres. Trump won international acclaim for his strong United Nations speech Tuesday, you’d never know it from reading the far left, Hillary Clinton-endorsing Arizona Republic.  The fact that the president’s speech didn’t rate any coverage is telling.  When he excels on the World stage, the fish wrap passing itself off as a disseminator of news, is unable to deal with the accolades he receives. 

The AZ Republic opted instead to devote Page One to its “exclusive analysis” elevating its open borders vagueness and pretzel-like contortions to new heights as it concludes, “The border wall would disrupt lives and force seizures of thousands of properties at untold cost.”

Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton praised the speech, declaring it the “best speech of the Trump presidency.”

“The only way to deal with the quagmire that the U.N. represents on so many issues is to be direct. For Americans, plain speaking is still a virtue, and there is a lot of plain speaking in that speech,” Bolton said during an interview on “Happening Now.” 

“This was the best speech of the Trump presidency in my view. I think he was as clear and direct as it’s possible to be.”

An acknowledged expert on the United Nations, Bolton credited Trump’s tough talk against North Korea and Iran as highlights of his speech and said such comments were unprecedented at the U.N.

“I think it’s safe to say in the entire history of the United Nations, there has never been a more straightforward criticism of the behavior, the unacceptable behavior or member states,” Bolton said. “I think these are about as clear an indication as a president can make that he’s not going to live with the kinds of half measures and compromises that frankly for 25 years have marked American policy and led us to the present desperate situation.”


Republic reporter does double duty as Flake flack

September 19, 2017

Sinking in the polls, Jeff Flake is in real trouble

Dan Nowicki knows his days of slavishly covering John McCain are coming to an end. Now 81 and suffering from an aggressive form of brain cancer, McCain spends his waning days bonded to a very un-statesman-like role of Trump-basher-in-chief. Never having recovered from an embarrassing  drubbing during his 2008 presidential bid, he’s unable to reconcile the fact that a Washington outsider was victorious when he, the ultimate insider with 35 years in DC, was not. Using Barack Obama’s tactics of bashing America while in foreign countries, McCain shamefully attacked President Trump while attending an economic summit in Italy recently.

Junior Senator Jeff Flake has alienated the very Republicans he needs as he runs for his first senate reelection, with polling numbers in the toilet. He’s written a 140-page pamphlet masquerading as a book titled, “Conscience of a Conservative,” blatantly plagiarized from Barry Goldwater’s 1960 book. It was written two years before Flake was born, so the marginal Flake probably thinks no one will be the wiser. The sole purpose of Flake’s effort is to hammer President Donald Trump. Flake, who has never been accused of being an intellect, is too dense to comprehend that he is also painting the Republicans he needs to support him as fools, since they overwhelmingly put Trump over the top. Flake wouldn’t know about the massive turnouts for Trump’s valley appearances, since he refused to attend.

Major sources have taken note of Flake’s disastrously low  polling numbers. Townhall pulled no punches with,Uh Oh: Poll Has Sen. Jeff Flake Trailing GOP Primary Challenger By 14 Points.” The Hill wrote,” Poll: Flake’s approval rating in Arizona at 18 points.” Breitbart News headlined, “Exclusive — Jeff Flake Underwater: Poll Shows Kelli Ward Opening Up More-Than-25-Point-Lead In Senate Race With Year to Go.

But reporter Nowicki soldiers on singing the anthem from Jeff Flake‘s desperate playbook, ignoring the obvious as he attempts to position President Trump as imitating Flake‘s positions. It doesn’t work, Dan. The president recently described Flake as “Weak on crime & border!“ Even the newspaper you work for was so stunned by his previous campaign-related amnesty turnaround, that it blasted him as “a mere politician — no longer a statesman.”

Flake is exceedingly vulnerable. He was not swept into the senate by a groundswell in 2012 despite assists from John McCain and retiring Jon Kyl. He won his initial senate race by a mere 3 percentage points. That was before his loud refusals to either endorse or vote for the Republican presidential nominee, and his anti-Trump publication.

In a blunderous description reminiscent of failed presidential candidate Jeb Bush, who said illegals aliens come to America as an “act of love” — Jeff Flake now calls these same foreign invaders who disregard our sovereign border, “Americans by choice.” Jeb favored a “pathway to citizenship” to allow those here in violation of the law to “come out of the shadows.” At the time, Jeff Flake praised the absurd contention that breaking our laws was “an act of love.”

Dan Nowicki might think that’s practical political posturing. Most of the rest of us think it’s traitorous and unworthy of a candidate running to represent the people of Arizona in the 100 member senate.

 Dr. Kelli Ward is the actual conservative in Arizona’s U.S. Senate race.  Acquaint yourself with her principled positions on the issues. Send her a donation. Unlike Jeff Flake, she is not beholden to DC amnesty lobbyists. Arizona deserves better than Jeff Flake.


Emmy Awards: Leftwing celebs get it wrong again

September 18, 2017

Mocking Pres. Trump takes center stage

The 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards took place Sunday night hosted by liberal Stephen Colbert, a flawed presidential predictorCelebs, who revel in grabbing the spotlight outdoing one another in the glam department, put their politics before their egos as they donned the same accessories: Rabid, hate-filled tirades aimed at President Trump and blue ‘ACLU Supporter’ ribbons, denoting their activism with the far left organization.  There was also a strong pro-illegal alien theme permeating the self-congratulatory awards ceremony.

Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer even got into the act, making a “surprise” appearance to ridicule Pres. Trump. In a perfect world, this treacherous act should render him unemployable in Republican circles. Spicer, who once wore his flag lapel pin upside down, symbolizing distress, has reportedly turned down an offer to appear on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ with his wife.

If these were the Academy Awards, we’d advise our readers to stop wasting money on overpriced tickets and less than entertaining movies, with increasingly grotesque subject matter. Keeping the overwhelmingly liberal Hollyweird crowd basking in wealth for a career based on reading other people’s words makes no sense.

Since the soiree celebrates television productions, conserve electricity next year by clicking the “off“ button. Treat yourself with a good book. Better yet, talk to someone who matters to you.

The majority of the awards program was filled with venomous tirades directed at Donald Trump, the President of the United States. Ironically, it was televised on Constitution Day. Fortunately for the hate mongers the First Amendment gives them the freedom to engage in immature temper tantrums. The good news is the show’s ratings tanked.

Watch Colbert and his like thinkers getting it wrong here:


U.S. has moral obligation to its citizens to seal the border

September 15, 2017

Normalization, pathway to citizenship, bring out of the shadows are all code words for amnesty

Immigration is a word that is frequently and intentionally misused. The media and liberal politicians have become adept at using  it to describe the invasion of the United States by illegal aliens who have entered our country by stealth.

And those illegal aliens? Consider yourself forewarned. Even the precisely descriptive term “illegal immigrant,“ by edict of Associated Press, is considered verboten. AP says people are not illegal, only actions are. Foreign nationals are no longer aliens.

Concern about illegals in the U.S. has remained steady according to Gallup polling. Fifty-nine percent of Americans say they worry “a great deal” or “a fair amount” about illegal immigration. This level of concern is typical of what Gallup has measured over the past 17 years, apart from a window between 2006 and 2011 when roughly two-thirds of Americans expressed worry. 79 % of Republicans expressed concern as opposed to 48% of Democrats. What those disparities indicate is worthy of exploration.

This 2014 poll from The Polling Company shows overwhelming support among likely voters for significantly lower immigration levels, increased enforcement and an opposition to (then) Pres. Obama’s plan to move forward with an executive action that could grant amnesty and work permits to millions of illegal aliens. 75% of likely voters want to see more enforcement of immigration laws.

According to a newly released Pew Research Center poll, 65% of Mexicans hold negative views of the United States, though they keep flooding across our border — illegally. What’s the likelihood these mostly uneducated illegals will suddenly integrate into our country, or their protesting children staging school walkouts, demonstrations and making demands  — now claiming DACA status — will become proud, assimilated Americans by virtue of an illegal executive order?

This information provides a backdrop to the current discussions surrounding “normalizing” or ultimately gifting citizenship, (despite President Trump’s protestations to the contrary), to what has been described as “about 800,000” impossible to verify claims of those seeking DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status.

Breitbart News carries 9 lies about DACA Trump is buying into, It‘s chock full of top quality information.

Roy Beck, founder of Numbers USA, has an updated version of his instructive gumballs /immigration video:


DACA:Trump disappointingly pivots goes “bipartisan”

September 14, 2017

AZ Chamber’s Hamer hammers on behalf of illegals

 DACA, the acronym for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is getting a lot of play these days, mostly attempting to strum on citizens’ heartstrings with sympathetic stories of the “plight” of the so-called D.R.E.A.M.E.R.s.

It is, in fact,  a program thrust upon us as an illegal executive order (video) by Barack Obama, and is nothing less than a frontal assault on the Constitution and the rule of law. Since its inception in 2012, DACA has granted more than 800,000 recipients renewable, two-year work permits and a reprieve from deportation proceedings. A toothless “remedy,” it purportedly applies specifically  to illegals brought to the United States by their illegally invading parents before they were 16 years old. In order to qualify for this absurd generosity, they must have been age 35 or younger as of June 2012. There is no way to verify their claims, which makes enforcement of the program a complete farce — resulting in astronomical fraud rates.

Donald Trump was elected by Americans who believed his promise to secure our border, build a fortified fence and not offer incentives to invaders. His get tough on illegal immigration message was as effective and compelling as his economic message in resonating with American voters, propelling him to the front of the line of 17 GOP presidential candidates in 2016. Last week when he cut a disastrous deal with “Chuck and Nancy,” we took him to task for bending to the Democrat minority leaders’ whims.

Now the relationship appears to be ongoing. On Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi once again emerged from a meeting with President Trump sporting smiles. It’s being reported their ‘New  Deal’ specifies bipartisan legislation called the DREAM Act that provides eventual citizenship for illegals claiming they were brought here as children.

“We agreed to enshrine the protections of DACA into law quickly, and to work out a package of border security, excluding the wall, that’s acceptable to both sides,” Pelosi and Schumer said in a joint statement.

Sorry folks.  It’s not “acceptable” to conservatives who worked to elect Trump. Rewarding demands and civil unrest staged by non-citizens  —  is not how a Representative Republic functions.

This past week The Arizona Republic newspaper once again leaped into full-blown Periódico de la República mode, giving prominence to a report titled,Arizona business leader wants Congress to legalize DACA recipients.”

And who might that “business leader” be?

None other than the reliable voice of illegal labor profiteers, Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Glenn Hamer, who Seeing Red AZ has covered previously. Two links are included in the post, Glenn Hamer: Heretic betrays GOP again, which follows Hamer’s career path from executive director of the Arizona Republican Party to endorsing radically left-wing Democrat Janet Napolitano for governor. Anything for a buck, as the saying goes.

It’s critically important to recognize the fact that these are not benign business leaders looking to grow their entities, but hard-hitting,  nefarious actors.  In July 2007, Seeing Red AZ exposed the left-of-center Arizona Chamber of Commerce’s announced plans to target Republican state lawmakers who were instrumental in guiding theFair and Legal Employment Act (more commonly known as the Employer Sanctions law) to passage.

 


McCain feigns shock over Trump’s deal with Dems

September 13, 2017

John McCain‘s blatant hypocrisy exceeds rational bounds

Claiming “I haven’t seen anything like it before,” John McCain, Arizona’s Senior Senator, (ASS) is bewildered by President Trump’s recent decision to strike a deal with Democrats. The jointly agreed upon legislative package added over $15 billion to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, extended the debt ceiling, and funded the federal government until December.

“Haven’t seen anything like it before,” McCain was recently quoted as saying. “I have no way of divining his motives. I’m a pretty intelligent guy, but I don’t understand this.”

This self-described “pretty intelligent guy,” who graduated at the bottom of his U.S. Naval Academy class, either doesn’t look in the mirror while shaving or has developed a severe case of amnesia. His entire congressional career has been spent colluding with Democrats on legislation abhorrent to grassroots Republicans.

McCain has craftily cultivated his maverick” persona to provide a flamboyant glibness to his deceit.

When President Trump responded to increasingly incendiary nuclear threats from North Korean madman Kim Jong Un, John McCain .wasted no time in issuing criticism, saying, “I take exception to the President’s comments because you’ve got to be sure that you can do what you say you’re going to do. In other words, the old walk softly but carry a big stick.” McCain joined Democrats who claimed Trump’s comments were “unhinged.”

That is until double-talking McCain issued his own threats, saying “Kim needs to know that if he acts in an aggressive fashion, the price will be extinction.”

Although Pat Buchanan’s commentary, “What McCain Means,” was written in 2008 during McCain’s failed presidential bid, the issues remain relevant.