Dems shift strategy: Dump “quid pro quo,” replace with “extortion”

November 12, 2019

“We’ve got to get off this “quid pro quo thing” and compare Trump to a mob boss”

Democrats have a tricky new scheme afoot in their effort to overturn the 2016 election that so enraged them. The latest twist is to alter language, replacing words they regard as too esoteric for their minions, as they launch a baseless impeachment of President Donald Trump.

Jim Himes, a leftist congressman you’ve likely never heard of, shamelessly tells “Meet the Press” host, Chuck Todd, that Latin isn’t the way to generate support from the hoi polloi base of commoners that put elitists like him in office. They are dumping the term “quid pro quo” in favor of “extortion and bribery” which resonates with the low information Dem base who still watch reruns of “The Godfather.”

Himes is a gun confiscator, pro-abortion and open border, earning him an “F” rating from Conservative Review. He serves with Sen. Richard Blumenthal who deceitfully attempted to pass himself off as a combat veteran and was still elected by the reliable leftists in Connecticut.

This is the loaded question put to Himes* by network interviewer Todd, and Himes’ response:

CHUCK TODD: Do you feel as if that word (quid pro quo) does not penetrate the seriousness with what happened?

REP. JIM HIMES: Well I have two problems with quid pro quo. Number one, when you’re trying to persuade the American people of something that is really pretty simple, which is that the President acted criminally and extorted in the way a mob boss would extort somebody, a vulnerable foreign country, it’s probably best not to use Latin words to explain it. But the other thing I object to is that this is where the Republicans went. Extortion doesn’t require a “you give me this, and I’ll give you that” kind of quid pro quo. It simply requires using your muscle to get something that you don’t have a right to. So look, and by the way, of course the crowning absurdity here is now they’re all pretty much admitting because Ambassador Sondland has refreshed his recollection, they’re all basically admitting there was a quid pro quo. But gosh it wasn’t that bad, it was exactly the same thing as Joe Biden or Hillary Clinton. So look we gotta get off this quid pro quo thing because it’s complicated, they’ve already attested to the fact that it occurred and what we’re dealing with here is corruption, abuse of power in a way that damaged American national security.

On his own Twitter page, Himes goes full-fledge urbane, describing himself with pretentious, Viking-like mead making imagery and referring to himself as an “apiarist,” rather than a beekeeper:

“Connecticut Congressman. Reader. Runner. Swimmer. Apiarist. And I make maple syrup. And mead.”

Rep. Himes is one heck of an impressive guy! He reads, swims and makes his own honey-based joy juice, all while contorting language in an effort to bring down the President of the United States. But Himes remains compliant. This language shift is the latest scheme the Dems are employing in unison. They are willing marionettes, with Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff pulling the strings.

*H/T Real Clear Politics


Michael Bloomberg magically recreates himself…again

November 9, 2019

As Democrat presidential candidates are imploding, former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg is suddenly being touted as the Democrats latest shining star. After word-slurring Joe Biden began collapsing like a punctured hot air balloon, post-heart attack Bernie resembles burnt toast. Elizabeth Warren has promised so many freebies, including a $57 trillion Medicare-for-all plan guaranteed “not to raise taxes on the middle class,” along with tuition-free college, that even her fellow leftists doubt her economic schemes are sustainable and are abandoning her sinking ship.

The rest of the 2020 Dem pack (chart) are dropping like flies or hanging on by their fingernails.

Lacking a political compass, Bloomberg offers a little something to resonate with multiple groups. As a leftist political voyeur he’s spend more time stealing furtive glances at political parties than engaging with them. He’s been a Democrat, a Republican, and a registered Independent, before returning to the Dem fold. Endorsing Hillary Clinton for president, he announced, she “was the right choice.”

He’s pro-abortion and opposes building a much needed wall along our southern border, instead advocating a “path to citizenship” for illegal invaders who have no respect for our laws or sovereignty.

Bloomberg spearheaded Everytown for Gun Safety, Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action, a league of gun control advocacy groups, using the mantra of “combating gun violence” to further restrictions. The ultimate goal is disarming law-abiding American citizens.

What di-stink-squishes Bloomberg above all else is his unconcealed desire to curtail Americans’ Second Amendment rights. He’s the Dem’s point man on their federal gun registry and confiscation agenda, having devoted years of his career and $millions to gun control and climate change programs. Forbes recently named Bloomberg the eighth richest person in the world, with $52.4 billion.

As political chameleon Michael Bloomberg gains momentary momentum due to voter fatigue with the current leftist candidates, it will be President Donald Trump who emerges victorious. It is his effectiveness that has made him the Dem’s punching bag and promoted the farcical impeachment circus.


Billionaire anti-Trump leftist targets AZ Sen. McSally

October 17, 2019

Arizona Sen. Martha McSally, a former two-term congresswoman, is in the crosshairs of the extremist big guns as she is once again being hit by volleys of negative ads. The recent barrage is produced by an anti-Trump, pro-impeachment group financed by multi-billionaire leftist Tom Steyer. McSally is one of several GOP senators in battleground states being pressured to break with President Trump.

Steyer made an initial ad buy of $3.1 million in TV and digital ads slamming Republican incumbents in key races.

The reliably left-leaning CNBC All-America Economic Survey recently released a poll that found 47 percent of respondents oppose impeachment, compared with 44 percent who approve. But 88 percent of surveyed Republicans, according to the same poll, oppose impeaching Trump. Americans understand all too well that Democrats are working double time attempting to nullify their 2016 vote.

 It’s McSally’s allegiance to President Trump and his unequivocal support of her candidacy that underscores her appeal to conservative, Trump-supporting Arizona voters.

Tom Steyer is not merely a leftist Democrat with exceedingly deep pockets, he is also a 2020 presidential candidate. Although he made his money as a hedge fund manager engaged in a capitalist based economy, his campaign is steeped in Socialist Bernie Sanders’ style rhetoric. 

Steyer wants to roll back President Trump’s tax cuts — which energized the economy by allowing Americans to spend more of their own money — but Steyer also wants to impose higher taxes on “the rich,” who already pay the largest share. The rich are not the enemy. They are the ones who took risks and worked long hours to get ahead. They are also job creators who enabled their employees to buy homes, cars, put food on the table and send their kids to college.

Radical Steyer and his like-thinker George Soros, who is funding Second Amendment restrictionist AZ Dem Senate candidate Mark Kelly aka “Mr. Gabby Giffords,” are the problem…not Sen. Martha McSally.


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 Sen. McSally challenged by egotistical millennials

October 7, 2019

Daniel McCarthy, Blake Masters aid Democrats

It would be the height of understatement to say the last thing Arizona Republicans desire are two Democrats representing the state in the U.S. Senate. Conservatives cringe at the thought.

Yet some senior activists, who should know better, are falling in line behind an untested 34-year-old, lacking even the slimmest credentials. SRAZ has previously written about lightweight Daniel McCarthy. Review those posts at the conclusion of this one.

McCarthy and his even younger doppelganger Blake Masters, 33, — now considering entering the race — each describe themselves as “entrepreneurs.” Both have young families that would presumably benefit from a father living closer than 2,000 miles away in D.C. What they are lacking in political experience, they make up for in the brash overconfidence that comes from an era when excellent is no longer prized, as educrats give participation awards in both academics and sports for just showing up, to eliminate injured feelings.

Their foolish shortsightedness is a gift to the Dems. Soros-backed candidate, Mark “Mr. Gabby Giffords” Kelly, a classic leftist, seeks to gut our constitutionally enshrined Second Amendment rights, and has already raised record amounts of money, as evidenced by this FEC report. It should come as no surprised that some of Republicrat John McCain’s (19-second video) donors have reportedly flipped to radical Mark Kelly.

Both aspirants blame Martha McSally for losing to Democrat metamorphic changeling Kyrsten Sinema and then being appointed to fill a vacant senate seat previously held by McCain, and temporarily by former Sen. Jon Kyl. Abraham Lincoln, who lost several elections, would not have engendered support from these rigid political novices, who believe losing makes you a loser. What they fail to acknowledge is Sen. McSally is a former two-term Arizona congresswoman. Prior to serving in Congress, the Air Force Academy graduate who attained the rank of colonel, was the first female fighter pilot to fly in combat and first to command a fighter squadron in combat in United States history. Most importantly, she has won the “total and complete endorsement” of President Trump…whom both challengers and their hangers-on claim to support. Declared challenger McCarthy has a high school diploma and a successful wife who invented a makeup removal product. Displaying his political ignorance, he has boasted about his ability to self-fund his campaign.

 

Vice President Mike Pence, on his third trip to Arizona this year, escorted Sen. McSally to two Arizona fundraisers and other events last week.

Sept. 24, 2019: Facts expose Daniel McCarthy’s distortions of Sen. Martha McSally

Sept. 21, 2019: Daniel McCarthy’s border crisis wizardry: “Annex Mexico!”

Sept. 13, 2019: Daniel McCarthy: Exodus’ golden calf revisited

Aug. 30, 2018: Daniel McCarthy’s challenge to Sen. McSally fulfills Kelly’s dream


Americans rally to Pres. Trump with record fundraising

October 3, 2019

The lamestream media, relentlessly pushing the Dem’s impeachment spew, would have us believe President Donald Trump is hanging on by a thin thread and has lost the support of the American people.

Recently reported FEC third quarter fundraising totals belie that myth. His reelection campaign has broken all previous records. President Trump and the Republican National Committee (RNC) raised nearly $125 million.

The president now has $156 million cash on hand with approximately $310 million raised so far this year. He’ll need it all and more to get his message out in this hostile environment. America’s voters will continue to respond. He has been right all along: 


Facts expose Daniel McCarthy’s distortions of Sen. Martha McSally

September 24, 2019

McCain RINOs donating to Dem Mark Kelly

Arizona voters listening to U.S. Senate wannabe Daniel McCarthy would be led to believe that John McCain is alive and well, wearing lipstick, earrings, sporting a dark shoulder-length haircut and campaigning to keep his senate seat.

That’s the misrepresentation the abysmally lacking in credentials 34-year-old Daniel McCarthy, who is challenging Arizona’s sole Republican U.S. Senator, Martha McSally, would have voters accept.

The Washington Examiner, in a must-read report, puts those claims to rest as it illuminates high dollar McCain donors who have now switched their allegiance to Democrat Mark Kelly, the husband of former U. S. Rep. Gabby Giffords.  

The switch makes sense since John McCain was as left-leaning as any Democrat.

This realignment of Republicrat John McCain’s former donors with leftist, Second Amendment restrictionist Mark Kelly clearly defines McSally as the Constitutionalist in the race. Kelly uses a load of double talk to conceal his actual agenda. The group he and Giffords co-founded  which Kelly refers to as a “gun safety organization” is anything but. It has gone though several name changes and mergers and is now known as the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Its political arm, Giffords PAC, raises money, coaches and then endorses anti-Second Amendment candidates in key races, and — in its own words — runs campaigns to “shine a spotlight on elected officials who support dangerous gun laws.”

Like his friend Barack Obama, Kelly, a dedicated leftist, is pro-abortion, limp on border issues, wants to impose Green New Deal federal standards estimated to cost $93 trillion to address climate change and supports unsustainable government provided universal health for all. 

According to Federal Election Commission data, Kelly is significantly surpassing the fundraising all national senate candidates of both parties. He is aided by Socialist multi-billionaire George Soros, who despises the idea of national borders. Soros’ Act Blue has been hosting D.C. fundraisers for Kelly.

Inexperienced and gaffe-prone Daniel McCarthy’s ego driven entry into this race will force Republican incumbent Sen. Martha McSally into an expensive primary and effectively guarantee the political extremist Mark Kelly a senate seat. Don’t be conned.

Seeing Red AZ has previously covered Daniel McCarthy in these posts:

Sept. 13, 2019: Daniel McCarthy: Exodus’ golden calf revisited

Aug. 30, 2018: Daniel McCarthy’s challenge to Sen. McSally fulfills Kelly’s dream