Why is a leftist billionaire targeting Arizona?

February 17, 2018

The troubling answer is inept AZ GOP leadership

It’s campaign season and fundraising is an integral part of the equation. It takes money for candidates to get their messages to the voters. We get that.

What is perplexing is the latest missive from AZ GOP chairman Jonathan Lines. You know the one we mean. It’s the AZ GOP Daily Update! The salutation of which he inexplicably opens with an ill-placed exclamation point and then goes on to declare it, “The Only Official Newsletter of the Arizona Republican Party!” (There’s that pesky misplaced exclamation point again.) Wonder who he’s taking pot-shots at? Could be the actual daily, fact-filled Maricopa County GOP  newsletter most conservative precinct committeemen read, that includes otherwise not seen insider information including calendared meetings and events?

Lines obliviously asks, “Have you seen the news about California billionaire Tom Steyer? (He inventively spells the guy’s name two different ways in the same “official” newsletter.) “Steyer has decided that ARIZONA is the perfect target for his out-of-touch liberal agenda.”

“He’s already pumping money into a left-wing ballot initative (Oops. Another misspelling.) focused on solar energy that would devastate rural Arizona and send the cost of electricity SKYROCKING. An ASU professor has even called it “folly” and “totally divorced from physics reality,” Lines writes.

“Styer has also promised to spend $30 million to elect Democrats in states he thinks liberals can win, including Arizona.” “We can’t let this happen. It’s our grassroots supporters that make a difference,” Lines somberly intones.

No right thinking Republican disagrees with that.  But the elephant-in-the-room unasked question is, “What has suddenly made Arizona vulnerable to such an incursion?”

The  incomprehensible answer is Arizona Republican leadership that remained mute in the face of Arizona’s two Obama colluding U.S. Senators — John McCain and Jeff Flake — repeatedly denigrating Donald Trump, who was victorious over 16 other Republican Primary candidates, sweeping the entire United States with his “Make America Great Again” message and talking about securing and protecting our national border? Did Lines or Robert Graham before him, ever attempt to rein them in? The answer is a resounding “NO!” The Flakey McMachine has hastened the susceptibility to such an attempted coup with their own vicious attacks, sanctimonious declarations of never voting for Trump, and  denouncing him from the senate floor. McCain even hand carried the Hillary-generated and now discredited so-called “dossier’ intended to discredit President Trump, to the FBI director.

Rather than sounding the alarm about Steyer (or is it Styer?) long after the fact, Jonathan Lines should have reined in Arizona’s substandard Republicrats, emulating RNC Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel as she took Jeff Flake to the political woodshed. Leadership is shown by comporting one’s self as a leader when the need arises, not by cowering and whining after the fact.

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AZ Republic becomes an orphan as both mommies split

February 16, 2018

As if anyone needed further evidence that the local newspaper is on borrowed time, the latest report is that Nicole Carroll, a senior newsroom executive at the Arizona Republic for over a decade, is leaving to take the post of Editor-in-Chief of USATODAY, “the nation’s largest circulation newspaper,’ according to the Republic’s own front page coverage of the abandonment.

The reason behind the large circulation claim is the garish, magazine-like publication is given away “free” at hotels across the USA. Or so we thought. The Gannett publication actually reaps mega millions yearly with the distribution, by colluding with hotels to tack the charges onto your bill.

Just a couple of months ago, Arizona State University bragged it had snagged the Arizona Republic’s Publisher Mi-Ai Parrish. She was willing to ditch the newspaper for what is reported to be a much lower salary to take the post of Professor in Media Innovation and Leadership at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Think of that as inculcating leftwingism to the J students.

Parrish left her post as president and publisher of Republic Media, which operates the Arizona Republic, azcentral.com and La Voz as part of the USA Today Network — to join the Cronkite School on Jan. 1. She will “teach, write, speak and collaborate on how to preserve and grow a robust free press in the digital age.”  With those abilities, Parrish should have stayed at the newspaper and tried to keep it afloat —- although she was probably all too aware of the futility of that ginormous task.

Firings, buy-outs of long term employees and general mayhem have been the order of the day at the increasingly anorexic newspaper. Cronkite students, using colloquialisms and writing in Charles Schultz’ Snoopy “It was a dark and stormy night” style, are ineffectively filling the gaps.

The Hillary-endorsing newspaper is a contemptible farce, mercifully fading fast. It has shrunken in actual size but uses oversized — oftentimes, half page photos or illustrations — to take up space. Content consists in large part of pre-written pap that bears no resemblance to news. Entertainment and dining are given prominence. More than occasionally the same article will appear a day apart, or even in the same issue, with a few pages separating them, earning it our nickname of The Daily Regurgitation. We also refer to it as The Periódico de la República de Arizona for its unswerving open borders stance and desire to gift American citizenship to those who disregard our laws and sovereignty.

Most egregious of all is its propensity to routinely insult the aging demographic readers, who overwhelming voted for President Trump, a man the newspaper despises. Disreputable RINOs McCain and Flake, both on their way out, are its poster “boys” of Republicanism.

ASU’s journalism students have become the unseasoned glue that holds the disheveled mess together, though their commitment to the First Amendment is questionable.  In 2009, after inviting Sheriff Joe Arpaio to participate in a forum, the students in the audience began loudly chanting Bohemian Rhapsody, drowning him out as he attempted to respond.

Do those in charge at the Republic actually expect anyone to take seriously the views of the skewed editorial board, the toady columnists and rude student reporters who disrespect the First Amendment?

Thursday’s edition of the Wall Street Journal carried a cogent editorial, “Peter Thiel’s Warning to the Valley.” The Valley in question was Silicon Valley but the Valley of the Sun would be an apt substitute. The thrust is contained in these few words: “Hostility to half of America isn’t good business—or politics.”


Why higher Ed produces brainwashed liberals

February 10, 2018

American parents want to ensure a solid future for their kids and a degree from a prestigious college is seen as the key component to prosperity.

But consider what the university setting inspires in a field where a majority of professors identify as liberal. A request to grant extra credit to students who attend an upcoming guest lecture by Fox News commentator Katie Pavlich at Kennesaw State University on the subject of “Fake News” and liberal media bias has drawn the ire of one professor.

In an email exchange with the event’s student organizer, Business Law and Ethics Professor Neil Wilkinson agreed to give his 225 students extra credit if they attend, — in accordance with school policy — but also encouraged them to go after Pavlich like a “mad dog in a meat store.”

The event, slated for March 7, is hosted by Young Americans for Freedom and aims to “celebrate women’s month by hearing from speaker Katie Pavlich as she discusses the ways in which media is being used as leftist propaganda,” This is taboo subject, and one worthy of inciting violence against Pavlich.

This survey is dated by four years. Given increasing campus trend towards liberalism, chances are today’s numbers are even more skewed to the left. In 1990, according to survey data by the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) at UCLA, 42 percent of professors identified as “liberal” or “far-left.” By 2014, that number had jumped to 60 percent.  In colleges across the country, far-left professors now dominate disciplines such as English literature, sociology, and history. Few have anything positive to say about capitalism, the Constitution or the United States in general.

This could explain why college age Americans supported Socialist Bernie Sanders for U.S. President even though he was old enough to be their grandfathers and with whom they had little in common, though the lure of free tuition was irresistible.  It’s impossible tot be motivated to cherish, protect or defend a nation in which its citizens are steeped in moral relativism and  there is an appalling lack of understanding of America’s superior system of liberty and freedom based governance.

In a 2016 poll conducted by Harvard, 51 percent of Americans between 18 and 29 rejected capitalism, and a third said they supported socialism, a system based in Marxism, which older Americans understand is destructive to individual rights.  A Pew poll in 2011 showed that the same age bracket had more positive views of socialism than capitalism. Young people who are taught the USA is a flawed nation and believe, as Barack Obama does, in the failed policies of redistributing wealth will eagerly toss our freedoms to the wind and have no desire to protect the rights contained in our founding documents.

Barry Bluestone, a Northeastern University professor was caught on tape telling his students he “wouldn’t mind seeing President Trump dead.” If he had said that about Obama, he’d be charged with inciting  murder. The double standard is indefensible, but the lack of education in America’s educational institutions is far worse.


Fearing the flu, McCain stays in Cornville

February 9, 2018

We finally have an answer regarding John McCain’s month’s long absence from Washington, D.C.  According to his refined daughter Meghan, it has nothing to do with what his Mayo doctors described as Stage 4 glioblastoma, “a particularly aggressive” form of brain cancer, diagnosed in July. In fact, she tells Stephen Colbert he’s made acrazy, amazing recovery.’

Meghan says it’s the fear of contracting the flu that is keeping the 81-year-old away from his senate office, claiming he continues to stay actively involved in events and sends out numerous tweets from his compound in Cornville, AZ. Recently that location has been described as the more upscale Sedona, though having a ranch in rural, adjoining Cornville is nothing to turn up one’s nose at.  He is also a co-sponsor of yet another of his attempts to grant citizenship to illegals. This time he’s ditched his ‘Gang of Eight’ liberals and Republicrats and is partnering with Delaware Democrat Chris Coons on his signature issue of putting nearly 2 million illegals above American citizens and increasing the Democrat voting base, ultimately rendering Republicans to Whig status.

The reason to oppose this latest amnesty scheme have not varied from this 2013 list put out by FAIR.— the Federation for American Immigration Reform.

Lies easily spew from McCain’s mouth. Few will forget this con job when he was in campaign mode. Jeff Flake engaged in the same flagrant deceit when elections rolled around. Dropping his senate reelection due to abysmally low polling numbers, Flake now spends his time auditioning for a job on one of the alphabet networks, who will happily hire a GOP defector.

The fact is, it is the staff of Arizona’s Senior Senator (ASS) who are acting in his stead, turning to Twitter (like the President he so reviles) to announce the latest machinations to push through what they dishonestly refer to as a “bi-partisan immigration compromise.” The seriously ill McCain is not staying out of D.C. due to fear of the flu.  This is another trickery being peddled by his mostly left leaning ideologues providing themselves cover and paychecks in his auto-pilot office.


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.


Rob Reiner: No wonder Archie Bunker called him “Meathead”

February 4, 2018

At his worst, Mike Stivic was never this screwy

Despite the fact that 75 percent of Americans approved of President Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, Rob Reiner appeared on MSNBC to rant that “intelligent people” like the leftist network’s hardcore liberals Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews were forced to listen to the “racist….and pathological liar.”

Reiner followed that boorish tirade with, “I feel bad for you, intelligent people like you and Rachel and Brian Williams and Nicolle Wallace and Lawrence O’Donnell and Gene Robinson, you all have to sit there and talk about this guy as if he’s a president.”

“…..as if he’s a president“?

Reiner never carried on like this about Barack Obama, who actually fit his description to a “T.” Racists come in all colors. As President of the United States, Obama invited “Black Lives Matter”  thugs, who advocated killing police officers, to the White House. Obama lied like a champ because he was so practiced at deception. Here he is lying about Obamacare and granting amnesty to DACA illegals.

MRC’s NewsBusters features the loony liberal video. Donald Trump’s unexpected trouncing of Hillary Clinton was more than these folks have been able to handle.


McCain, Flake and Gosar: A study in contrasts

February 3, 2018

Irrelevant McCain and Flake both side with Democrats on Memo

The long awaited Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) document detailing anti-Trump collusion and biases at the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation has been released. The reactions to the memo from members of Arizona’s congressional contingent couldn’t be more dissimilar.

Arizona U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-CD 4) took to Twitter boldly using the “T” word, to unequivocally state FBI activity detailed in the document is, “not just evidence of incompetence but clear and convincing evidence of treason.”

Referencing the operatives who authorized the surveillance warrant, Gosar says he will co-author a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions asking for “criminal prosecution against these traitors to our nation.”

Arizona’s Senior Senator (ASS) unable to return to Washington DC as he battles an aggressive form of brain cancer, is somehow able to send out leftwing messages, sounding as though they emanated directly from the Democrat playbook — leaving many to wonder if his ghost writer is Chuck Schumer. Jeff Flake, Obama’s BFF and McCain’s doppelganger, joined his McMentor  blasting Republicans for wanting to expose the truth. Both Arizona senators are irrelevant — McCain through illness and Jeff Flake by virtue of heeding his bottom dragging polls and opting out of a second senate race, rather than face humiliation.

Meanwhile,ASS’s daughter, Meghan, chatting affably with radical leftist Stephen Colbert, uses a profanity-laced message to relate she would have a hard time not voting for Joe Biden for President. She also contends her father has miraculously made a ‘crazy amazing recovery’ from Stage 4 brain cancer.

“I guess I shouldn’t be surprised because he is so resilient in so many different ways,” she added. “He’s a tough bastard. I hope he comes back to Washington soon, because I would like to see him go up against Trump a little more.”