Obamacare’s newest fans: Oink, oink

February 25, 2017

A recent news account in USA Today headlining, “Obamacare’s popularity at its highest level in nearly seven years” piqued our interest. We tracked down the survey and found it was conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF)  — hardly a passive player in the healthcare industry. Telephone interviews were conducted in English and Spanish.

This biased gem is directly from Kaiser:

With President Trump and top White House officials regularly criticizing the accuracy of news from major news organizations, this month’s poll also looks at which sources of information Americans trust most about changes to the nation’s health care system.

The survey finds Americans are more likely to say they trust their Congressional representatives (55%) their friends and family (51%), and local (53%) and national news organizations (51%) than President Trump (42%) or social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter (16%).

While fewer than half of Americans say they trust information about proposed changes to the U.S. health care system from President Trump “a lot” or “some,” one-fourth of Americans do say they trust information from the President “a lot” (23 percent) which may be an indication of the current divisive political environment.

Friday’s skewed report on their news site is titled, “Support for health law grows, leaving Republicans in a bind.”

Says who?

Obamacare was sold to Americans based on lies. This is Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber referring to Americans as too stupid to understand the facts (video) while they were being exploited by the healthcare law. Here U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy eviscerates MIT Professor Gruber as the liar he is at a congressional hearing. (video)

Based on the Kaiser survey indicating the rise in popularity of Obamacare, our readers will see the relevance of this tale which defines the issue of government dependency:

Years ago a wise farmer noticed that wild pigs roamed freely in the woods adjacent to his farm. “If I could just capture some of those wild pigs, I could fatten them up and reap financial rewards,” he told his neighbor. But the neighbor scoffed, “Those pigs are wild animals, clever in fending for themselves. You can never round them up.”

The wild pigs were suspicious of any advances by the farmer. However, the farmer was a very patient man, and knew the rewards would be great if he was able to gain their trust. The farmer set out with his plan to tame the beasts.

His plan evolved. Each day he took corn and tossed it in the woods where the pigs could safely feast under the cover of darkness. Gradually, as the pigs grew less cautious, the farmer scattered the corn in a pasture located nearer the farmhouse. Then he set about hammering in fence posts around one side of the pasture. That night, the pigs noticed the posts with some curiosity but were eager to dig into the big pile of corn the farmer had left them. A few nights later, they noticed more posts had been erected. At last, the farmer attached wire to the posts around the perimeter but the corn inside was so enticing and delicious that they gobbled it up as they had gotten used to doing, setting aside any apprehension they had about the fence.

Finally, the pigs noticed there was a fence around the entire pasture with a wide and welcoming gate, swung open and leading to where the sweet corn was piled high. Although a few pigs were suspicious and refused to enter the gate, the more greedy ones entered the enclosure. After several nights when no harm came to them, the others decided to join in the banquet and gorged to their delight, as pigs do. Then one night as the pigs were busy feeding, the farmer quietly walked up to the gate, closed and locked it.

So it is with reliance on government to meet our basic needs. The trap is set. We simply have to anticipate the gate swinging shut on us.

 


Rebuke of Dems policies basis for widespread GOP wins

February 24, 2017

Pres. Trump’s election heralded national Republican majorities

Democrats are squealing like stuck pigs as their party leaders campaign for DNC Chair. The election of officers is this weekend in Atlanta, Georgia. The best the candidates can come up with to energize their troops is talk of impeachment of President Donald Trump — in office for a month.

Keith Ellison (D-MN), said to be the leading contender for the Democrat post, voiced this absurdity at the DNC debate, claiming Trump’s already done things thatraise the question of impeachment.” (video)

Illusionists  refer to this technique as misdirection.

The actual issue is the nationwide repudiation of Democrats in both the U.S. House and Senate in 2016, where Republicans now hold majorities. The same is true in state legislatures across our nation. Voters awarded Republicans the majority of governorships. The desire for these sweeping reforms came from the same citizens who turned out en masse to vote for President Donald Trump.

Regardless of Democrats aversion to the truth, these are the realities. Eight years of Obama, his radical liberal ideology and outright lies gutted the Democrats. They have no one to blame but themselves.


Ignorant lunatic lefties and their benefactors & UPDATE

February 22, 2017

In case you missed the outrageous leftist spectacle Tuesday evening as FOX News anchor Tucker Carlson attempted to interview Sunsara Taylor of the anarchist group, “Refuse Fascism,” we have the video segment.   

Repeatedly dragging out the irrational and indefensible Hitler analogy which the failing Arizona Republic also succumbs to in describing President Donald Trump, she showed her ignorance of history with these words, “He is more dangerous than Hitler ever could have been. I’m calling for mass political protest and resistance.”

“This is a danger to humanity. And yes, it’s in its early stages, but people need to rise up and stop it before it is too late,” Taylor raged. She accuses Pres. Trump and VP Pence of having “seized the reins of power” —- conveniently forgetting they were elected by millions of Americans.

Taylor’s group of radicals were behind the Berkeley riots. And just like antagonist John McCain who recently compared President Trump to a dictator, they are funded by multi-billionaire socialist George Soros, who disdains national borders. According to this report in the Daily Caller, he recently gave the extremists $50,000 through various sources within his network. Other funders, such as the United Steel Workers labor union and the City of Tucson are also listed.

The City of Tucson??

The Daily Caller reports a Tucson city official says the city merely acted as a pass-through for a Native American tribe that provided a grant to the radical group. The city official claimed no city money went to Soros’ Alliance for Global Justice. But what moved Tucson to act as a facilitator? And how did the needy tribe become flush enough to be granting money to “Refuse Fascism?” Since the tribe wasn’t named, perhaps it’s a casino owner…just as Donald Trump previously was. They should have more in common than this. Either way, this makes no sense.

Meanwhile, the Democrat Party — which lost not only the White House, but the Senate and House this past November —  is poised to appeal to this very type of leftist as they shift away from what would be their own mainstream to pick a National Party chairman.  Meeting in Atlanta weekend, their two top candidates are Rep. Keith Ellison (Minn.), the first Muslim elected to Congress and Tom Perez, blandly described as Obama’s former Labor secretary.

Arizonans will remember far leftist Perez as the Assistant Attorney for Civil Rights under Attorney General Eric Holder who was committed to taking down Sheriff Joe Arpaio. In 2009, The Washington Times editorialized,Perez’s positions give pause.” They still should. The Democrats are selecting between bad and worse to lead their party.

Update-tag

On Feb. 25, Obama cohort Thomas Perez was elected DNC chair. He quickly named Keith Ellison to be the committee’s deputy chair.

President Donald Trump tweeted his “congratulations.”


AZ Republic shovels it for Flake, McCain

February 21, 2017

There it was blazing across Page One in bold type: “A Changing approach to town-hall events,” with the sub header  Amid Trump backlash, Republicans aim to avoid going viral. The oversized accompanying photo shows John McCain at a Scottsdale town hall meeting — in 2015.

The reporters who crafted this multi-page contrivance passing as news must regard their remaining readership as dolts suffering from amnesia.

McCain and Flake are not hiding from those who pay their salaries as a reaction to a “Trump backlash.”  They are doing what they have done before Trump’s name was ever mentioned in political circles — tightly controlling the interaction.

In the article, Flake claims he’s too busy to schedule town halls, but is described as leaning toward a telephone conference call — a device where participants can be screened.  McCain prefers to meet with employees of private businesses such as Raytheon who benefit from his position as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

We posted this exposé in Aug. 2013, when the duo held a restricted, so-called “Conversation on Immigration” in Flake’s hometown of Mesa, hoping for a more amiable audience. The actual intent of the “conversation” was to limit conversation. The announcement indicated that due to “limited seating” tickets will not available to the public. Instead, they invited concerned citizens to Twitter questions in advance and said they may be used during the mid-morning event, timed to keep taxpaying citizens with jobs at bay.

The newspaper is partially correct on one count. Frustrated citizens are lashing out, but it’s definitely not a “Trump backlash.” They are overwhelmingly Republicans, not Democrats, understandably furious at John McCain for his continual sabotaging of the Republican president who’s been in office exactly one month. Appearing on “Meet the Press” over the weekend, McCain compared Trump to a dictator. CNN, the Washington Post, and other left-of-center news outlets were all too happy to give full coverage to the still angry 2008 presidential loser.

Arizona Republicans are incensed that Jeff Flake not only refused to endorse the GOP presidential nominee, but actually sought out leftist networks on which to appear and announce he would not vote for Donald Trump. McCain, for his part, withdrew his flimsy endorsement and then said he would withhold his vote from now-President Trump.

Republicans and conservative activists expect such actions from Democrats. Their reasonable ire is directed at the two Hillary supporting, interchangeable Republicrat Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake conveniently masquerading as Republicans whenever  elections near. This 2011 disappointment in Flake expressed in an Arizona Republic editorial speaks volumes.

The senators know they are the target of Republican resentment. We know it and the newspaper’s reporters Dan Nowicki and Ronald Hansen, regardless of their attempts to configure the situation otherwise,  certainly know it.


“Day Without Immigrants” based on a lie

February 20, 2017

Illegal aliens are not immigrants

According to organizers, the recent nationwide “Day Without Immigrants” protests were aimed at showcasing the “impact immigrants have on the U.S. economy.” In some locations the demonstrations will continue through today — Presidents’ Day.

Students were encouraged to ditch school to join in the walkout. Their absence from the nation’s classrooms sends a loud and clear message that education is secondary to protests. Adults were told not to open their businesses or go to work, not to make any purchases, not to send their children to school.

NBC News captioned a photo taken in Chicago, “Protesters participate in a march aimed against President Donald Trump’s efforts to crack down on immigration.”

Lost amid the political skew and ballyhoo is the fact that the protesters are not immigrants. They are illegal aliens. Media sources have unilaterally decided that accurate descriptive language is taboo, while working diligently to blur the lines between the distinctly different terms. Yet facts are stubborn things.

Immigrants are those who have come to the United States legally with the desire to fully assimilate into our culture as previous generations of newcomers have done.

Immigration Counters supports legal immigration while highlighting the significant impact of illegal immigration in America. Acquaint yourself with the commentary that follows the continually updating numbers.

News coverage dealing with the protests tells of employers who fired their workers for not showing up at work. Their righteous indignation is form over substance.  Had the illegal labor profiteers not hired low wage foreign nationals rather than Americans, there would have been no marches, the businesses that were shut down would have functioned, and most importantly the job magnet that displaces American workers would not exist. Employers can’t have it both ways. They set this mayhem in motion.

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McCain rips Pres. Trump at European conference

February 19, 2017

Intellihub’s Alex Thomas’ revealing report on the latest pathetic ramblings of Arizona Sen. John McCain pulls no punches from its socko headline through its final sentence.

The headline,Turncoat: John McCain is a globalist shill, uses speech to the elite to attack Trump,” refers to an embarrassing speech given by McCain at the Munich Security Conference in Germany on Friday. Thomas notes “the neocon and deep state puppet John McCain attacked the Trump “worldview” in a point by point argument now being hailed in the corporate controlled media.”

For substantiation, this link to the left-wing Washington Post is provided.  It falls over itself commending McCain for his insights in bullet points.

Undeniably, octogenarian McCain is still enraged that he will never be president. His ire is magnified by the fact that Donald Trump, who has never held public office, rode a wave of populism to the White House, connecting with men and women across America as no one has, flying in the face of all predictions.

Liberals are confounded. Educrats and their propagandized charges are sputtering and demonstrating. Hollywood is in disbelief. The rest of us are either smug n our knowledge that Trump would win or jubilant as we witness a president actually keep his campaign promises. Within a month of being inaugurated, President Trump has accomplished more than most of his predecessors have in four years.

No one has ever accused McCain of being bright, but over the decades, he’s managed to partner with slick liberals such as Ted Kennedy, Russ Feingold and more recently Chuck Schumer as well as Republicrats including Lindsey Graham, Marco Rubio and his obliging amnesty accomplice, Jeff Flake, allowing him to characterize himself as a “maverick” rather than an arrogant hothead who needs the spotlight as the rest of us require oxygen.

Arizona Republican activists, weary of his deceit and orchestrated efforts against them long to hear an Arizona politician of prominence speak out forcefully against McCain’s numerous betrayals, but they disappointingly remain silent, most likely fearful of reprisals. They’re making a mistake as they face midterm elections and angry crowds. 

Pres. Trump is connecting directly with the people.  Saturday over 9,000 showed up listen to him discuss his first month’s accomplishments at the AeroMod International hangar in Melbourne, Florida. When he addressed the issue of the deceptive media, he told the cheering crowd,  “I want to speak to you without the filter of the fake news.” 

They get it.


California group issues warning about Jeff Flake

February 17, 2017

Californians for Population Stabilization has put out a series of videos identifying amnesty sellouts. There are several featuring Arizona Senator Jeff Flake.  This one cuts right to the chase:

The group’s Board of Directors issue a stern warning (video) regarding the threat posed by  massive and uncontrolled immigration and the quality of life of all Californians   Extrapolate this warning to include all Americans.

Read the  press release accompanying the launch of this ad campaign. It’s titled,Flake Continues Role as Critic, Impediment to Trump’s Immigration Agenda.”

CAPS Advisory Board includes Victor Davis Hanson, Ph.D., a Senior Fellow with the Hoover Institute and the author of  the blockbuster 2003 book “Mexifornia,”— well over a decade old, but still relevant. This is the cogent essay,Mexifornia, Five Years Later,“ printed in City Journal. After watching the Jeff Flake video exposé read the essay which Hanson subtitles, “The flood of illegal immigrants into California has made things worse than I foresaw.”

Grandstanding, longtime amnesty proponent, Jeff Flake not only refused to endorse the Republican nominee for president, he also made the rounds of liberal media outlets declaring he would not vote for Donald Trump. There is only one conclusion to draw: the iffy Republicrat gave his vote to Hillary Clinton. Keep that fact in mind when he appears on the Arizona ballot later this year.

Seeing Red AZ endorses principled conservative Dr. Kelli Ward in the upcoming U.S. Senate race. Read her impressive bio and issues page.