Trump wasn’t elected to capitulate to Dems, RINOs

March 24, 2018

Chuck and Nancy” will ride this charger to the midterms and Republicans will not be the benficiaries

The $1.3 trillion Omnibus spending bill — all 2,232-pages of it that no one read — was signed into law by President Trump on Friday, despite a threatened veto. Bluster without action is worthless.

We saw more responsible leadership from him on the reality show, ‘The Apprentice.’

As he affixed his signature to the bloated monstrosity, Trump disparaged the legislation as “crazy” vowing “I will never sign another bill like this again — I’m not going to do it again.” Still, he yielded to advisers and squish GOP leaders Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell who warned that standing firm would precipitate a government shutdown crisis.

So what?

According to this Fox News report, the government has shut down a total of 20 times since Congress introduced the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act, which established the federal budget process in 1976. Half of those shutdowns occurred over a weekend. Democrat and Republican presidents have presided over the closures.

President Trump’s capitulation to the Democrats will have far reaching consequences, none of them positive. He is encumbering our grandchildren’s great-grandchildren with massive debt and selling our soul to retaliatory enemies like China, who already have us by the shorthairs. Heritage Foundation explains the spending. Schumer gets his tunnel and taxpayers get the shaft.

Americans rallied behind Donald Trump in large measure because he campaigned on securing our nation against the invasion of illegal aliens, drugs and criminality. His promise of building a border wall resonated. Now, he expressed frustration that the lowball estimates of 800,000 DACA recipients received no protection in the law. He can’t keep the continued support of American voters while he bemoans the lack pf protections to this mass of illegals whose claims are unverifiable but will swell the ranks of the Democrat Party.

Sorry, Mr. President.  You can’t have it both ways.

The law he signed includes no money for the wall, impedes the hiring of thousands of border patrol agents, blocked deep cuts to foreign aid, the diplomatic corps and environmental programs; thwarted a push to fund vouchers for private and parochial schools and even shovels more money at the already well-funded Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities. Sanctuary cities and Planned Parenthood were not scaled back, but received increases — as did the salaries of congressional staffers.

Laura Ingraham gets it right with this Tweet.

Ann Coulter has this to say.

On his radio program, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh unequivocally states, “This budget was designed to end the Trump presidency.” If you missed it, the transcript is here.


Supremes give AZ supremely foolish silent treatment

March 20, 2018

Without even trying to rationalize its decision, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich’s efforts to uphold a 6-year old executive order issued by then-Gov. Jan Brewer, which denied driver’s licenses to those known as DACA recipients — Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Though characterized as children brought to the United States by their illegal alien parents, there is no means of verifying the claims. Those who have signed up for DACA are shielded from deportation, allowed driver’s licenses and given work permits.

They need only affirm they were 16 years of age or younger when they initially entered the United States and are currently 35 years of age or younger. They have to declare that they have been persons of good moral character since initially being brought to the U.S. as children by their parents — illegally. Authenticating how many came as babes in arms or ably propelled themselves over the border last year at age 34 is impossible to substantiate. As we’ve previously pointed out many of these “kids” could actually be grandparents. 

“Our case has always been about more than just driver’s licenses,” Attorney General Brnovich said in a statement. “It’s about the separation of powers and whether the president, any president, can unilaterally act and bypass Congress to create new laws.”

This ongoing legal issue was precipitated by Barack Obama and was stopped dead in its tracks on Monday. Read the May 22, 2017 petition to the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, which begins with the “Question Presented“ and ends with the “Conclusion” which authorized the denial, stating it did “not warrant the Court‘s consideration.”

That is exactly what occurred yesterday at the U.S. Supreme Court.

For the U.S. Supreme Court to remain silent on this crucial issue is shameful.

Jeff Flake OK as a “globalist,” but WH takes heat

March 18, 2018

Double standard exists for liberals and Republicrats while Trump staff irrationally smeared as anti-Semites

The link received in an email was too compelling to resist. AOL News, flexing its decidedly anti-Trump muscle, contemptibly refers to an “anti-Semitic term” used during a White House staff meeting. Pulled in by what appears to be a vulgarity, imagine the surprise to read the word that so offends the delicate sensibilities of the left-wing media. Simple sleuthing found the charge originated at the HuffPost with this headline: “This Anti-Semitic Term Was Casually Used At The White House 3 Times This Week.”

The pejorative word, worthy of such hyperventilation by AOL and HuffPost?

Sit down before you fall down.  The offensive word is ….“globalist.”

It’s a term Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, a dedicated ‘Never Trumper,’ says he embraces.

In his book with the stolen title, Conscience of a Conservative, soon- to-be-out-the-door Flake writes,

“Seemingly overnight, the word globalist became a grave insult among people in my party who also call themselves ‘conservative.”  He continues, “In this country, we are less than 5 percent of the world’s population. We are 20 percent of the world’s economic output. And if we don’t trade, we don’t grow. Given the alternatives, I’ll take the globalist moniker, thank you.”

But the well-named HuffPost hyperventilates, huffing “the term ‘globalist’ has been used at the White House at least three times this week in reference to an outgoing Jewish Trump administration official, raising some eyebrows because the word is increasingly used in xenophobic and anti-Semitic contexts.”

Says who?

And  if that’s the case — which we dispute — why did these liberals give Jeff Flake a pass?

The answer is liberals and Republicrats function under a different set of standards than conservatives, who are always blameworthy. Remember that the next time you open your mouth. And don’t make the mistake of a D.C. mayor’s employee fired (and ultimately rehired when the word was researched) for using the word ‘niggardly,’ rooted in the Old Norse verb ‘nigla,’ which means “to fuss about small matters.” If you’re a guy don’t compliment a female co-worker about anything or the #MeToo police will be bringing you a box to put your desk contents into as they accompany you doing the perp walk out the door.

It’s a new world, folks.  One in which you’re apt to be found guilty for nothing, especially if you’re a conservative.

Opportunist ex-Dem Glassman now GOP Corp. Com. candidate

March 16, 2018

Rodney Glassman, a former legislative aide to radical leftist Raul Grijalva expressed a desire to model his own career after the CD 3 congressman

Rodney Glassman, a Republican candidate for the Arizona Corporation Commissioner has been provided a large ‘My Turn’ space in the daily newspaper. The headline, “Our state’s regulators should adopt Arizona Code of Judicial Conduct,“ has a noble ring. The words, “Integrity, character, virtue, ethics, righteous, goodness and honor, dance around in various type sizes and depth of intensity in a large space over the actual commentary that continues on a jump page. Even a causal reader of the-leftwing, Hillary endorsing newspaper, might wonder what makes Rodney Glassman such an exemplary Republican that he rates massive space and accolades. The answer is, lawyer Glassman a transplant from Tucson, has spent years as a Democrat.

In 2010, Glassman resigned during the third year of his four-year term as a Tucson City Councilman to become the Democrat candidate to run against U.S. Sen. John McCain.

Investigator reporter, Linda Bentley writing for the conservative Sonoran News, exposed Glassman in this June 2017 report:Recycled Democrat Rodney Glassman running as Republican for ACC.”

 Some excerpts follow. Her complete report will leave readers mystified.

Hailing as a progressive Democrat at the time, Glassman was a former legislative aide for U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, a far-left Democrat and advocate of open borders with Mexico. Seeing Red AZ posted about Grijalva settling a $48,395 “severance package” in 2015 with one of his top staffers who threatened a lawsuit claiming he was frequently drunk and created a hostile workplace environment.

Glassman declared, that if elected, he would model his service after Grijalva, who called for an economic boycott of Arizona in protest of SB1070, which passed in 2010 and required police to determine the immigration status of someone arrested or detained when there is reasonable suspicion they are illegally present in the country. That most hotly contested provision of the law was subsequently upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Referring to him as a “quintessential opportunist,” Bentley points out that Glassman wasn’t always a Democrat. He registered as a Republican when he first moved to Tucson from California in 1997 when he was sent by his family to manage the Gateway Ice Center, a failing ice skating rink owned by his father. He transitioned to Independent in 1999 and then Democrat in 2000.

Glassman then moved north and finagled his way to being elected for a brief stint as Cave Creek’s interim town manager, noted for abusing his expense account by wining and dining politicians who might help with his higher political aspirations and reporters willing to write glowing accounts of his tenure.

Leftist Blog for Arizona covered Glassman’s 2009 wedding — attended by liberal politipals, hero Grijalva, other notable Democrats and a few Republicrats.

Problem plagued Secretary of State Michele Reagan appointed Glassman to co-chair her newly formed Technology, Transparency & Commerce Council. Her press release announcing the new commission touted, “Influential group of Arizonans to provide strategic insight to AZSOS,” adding,  “Made up of some of the state’s most well-respected business people, the council will provide feedback and support for the Secretary’s policy agenda.” She has endorsed Glassman.

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, a Republican, must have taken Reagan seriously or was the recipient of a stellar lunch courtesy of Glassman‘s hefty expense account. Implausibly, he signed on as Glassman’s campaign chairman.

Conservative Jim O’Connor deserves your support and your vote. Sign his nominating petition online. 

McCain’s staff protest Trump’s pick for CIA director

March 14, 2018

Let’s cut to the chase. John McCain was diagnosed in July 2017 with what his Mayo doctors referred to as an aggressive, highly malignant form of brain cancer known as glioblastoma.

According to the American Brain Cancer Association, among the symptoms that can develop as a result of increased pressure on the brain are drowsiness, headaches, weakness, visual changes and memory and speech difficulties. 

McCain’s family would like us to believe that the seriously ill 81-year-old is sitting at home tweeting at breakneck speed and staying out of D.C. only due to concerns of catching the virulent flu that peaked in January. Daughter Meghan claims he might return to work “by summer.” McCain’s senate events” page goes back to 2013 and ends July 2016.

His staff, worried about their own professional futures are obviously working overtime attempting to keep him relevant, since retirement is outside of his realm of rationality.

So when we read that ‘Never Trumper’ John McCain is vehemently opposed to Gina Haspel, President Trump’s choice as C.I.A. director, it naturally raises questions about who is actually pulling the opposition strings. 

In the statement, McCain supposedly demanded Gina Haspel, currently the deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency, must pledge “without reservation” to oppose the use of torture if she is to be approved as director.

“The torture of detainees in US custody during the last decade was one of the darkest chapters in American history,” according to the left-leaning operatives running his office. “We are still dealing with the consequences of that desperately misguided decision.”

“Ms. Haspel,” they opine, “needs to explain the nature and extent of her involvement in the CIA’s interrogation program during the confirmation process.”

Enhanced interrogation techniques such as waterboarding, were successfully used on two high profile al-Qaeda detainees in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001 to retrieve information regarding the mass murder of nearly 3,000 people in New York’s Twin Towers and the Pentagon, by Islamic extremists who commandeered commercial airliners to perpetrate unprecedented carnage on American soil.

America survived the grotesque nightmare they perpetrated, Terrorists and those aligned with them survived being dunked. No one died from waterboarding. Apologizing for using such interrogation techniques is absurd.

AZ Gov. Ducey sounding like senate McCandidate

March 12, 2018

This tough on the border news release from the office of Gov. Doug Ducey sounds suspiciously similar to a campaign ad.  Ducey touts his Border Strike Force successes, which he says focus on identifying and dismantling border-related criminal activity through collaboration with local, state, tribal, federal, and Mexican authorities.

Ducey is a longtime McCain ally, whose first job when he arrived in Arizona to attend ASU was working for Cindy Hensley McCain’s Hensley & Co., one of the nation’s largest Anheuser-Busch beer distributors. 

John McCain, 81, suffering from a deadly form of brain cancer has not returned to DC since his vote with the Democrats against repealing portions of Obamacare. His senate office no longer provides health updates, but sends out tweets under his name.

It’s no surprise that Ducey is suddenly a hardliner. He brings back memories of committed amnesty promoter John McCain strolling the border and farcically demanding the “dang fence” be built.  Former U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl, who along with McCain, vigorously pushed “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” a fancy phrase for amnesty, also posed on the border with a bevy of Arizona sheriffs, calling for border security —  until the votes were counted and he reverted to his previous open borders stance. Jeff Flake, a liberal Gang of 8 amnesty McCain colluder, threw the local newspaper into a tizzy when he momentarily became a hawk in a pre-election pretense. Each of the names linked in this paragraph expose the phoniness of the senators.

Emulating his mentors, Ducey refers to this line in his 2018 State of the State address:

“We made a decision: If Washington, D.C. wasn’t going to secure our border, Arizona would. [The Border Strike Force] is without a doubt making Arizona – and America – a safer place, and it’s worthy of our continued investment.”

In his news release, Ducey itemizes the “notable successes” including, “Operation Sidewinder II & III, operations that led to the seizure of 5,084 pounds of marijuana and 52 felony arrests, and Operation Organ Grinder, which resulted in the seizure of 4,038 pounds of marijuana and 73 felony arrests.” He lists additional Border Strike Force seizures through Jan. 2018, noting that the operations resulted in over 2,480 arrests, including 53,156 pounds of marijuana; 7,843 prescription drug pills/capsules; 12.4 million hits of heroin; 35 pounds of fentanyl; 258 firearms; 167,900 rounds of ammunition; And $10,000,000 in currency.

Ducey boasts “that due to its success, his fiscal year 2019 Executive Budget includes $2.9 million to expand Border Strike Force operations in response to shifting cartel behavior. The new funding aims to establish 24-hours-a-day, seven days-a week coverage in the critical areas of Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz, and Yuma counties.”

It was not by happenstance  those eight southern Arizona counties bearing the initial brunt of illegal immigration were selected. They have a significant number of voters that would be coveted by a senatorial candidate.

AZ Republic whitewashes fed’s Mexico travel warnings

March 10, 2018

The Arizona Republic newspaper, worried that the U.S. State Department’s travel warnings and bans regarding travel to Mexico will negatively impact its favored nation, especially as spring break approaches, counters with a statement from the Mexico Tourism Board.

The Board issued a blasé understatement acknowledging the U.S.’s right to warn travelers, though calling the State Department warning “counterproductive” saying “Playa del Carmen (Cozumel) is safe for travelers“— other than a recent ferry explosion, injuring 25 people.


Days ago, Mexican law enforcement officers located undetonated explosive devices on another tourist ferry.

“Messages like this, which imply safety issues without any basis in fact, are counterproductive to the goal of informing and educating travelers to Mexico and we strongly disagree with both this approach and the contents of this security message,” the Mexico Tourism Board announced. “Playa del Carmen is the largest destination in the Riviera Maya, and is surrounded by beautiful caves and pristine cenotes, eco parks like Xcaret, wonderful resorts, beach clubs, boutique hotels, and trendy shops with international brands.”

The statement published in the online version of the newspaper, is followed by a photo tour of “Beautiful Mexico.” 

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. is more forthright, reporting that tourists to all-inclusive resorts in Mexico suspect they were given tainted alcohol. The State Department has issued similar warnings.

If you still have travel concerns, this quote from Eric Olson who is employed promoting Mexicanmigration and migrants,“ acknowledging “it’s a little bit hot now,” should put your mind at ease:

“It’s also important to underscore that none of the statements from the State Department suggested that people from the U.S. are being targeted specifically, like they may be in Afghanistan or Iraq.” 

How many Americans would find the favorable comparisons to global war zones comforting enough to allow their kids to make Mexico a spring break destination or plan a getaway for themselves?