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.

 

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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. 


Miss America contestants vie to bash Pres. Trump

September 12, 2017

In case you missed it, Miss America 2018 was crowned Sunday night. But unlike pageants of the past where the high point of the evening was the portion where contestants strutted their stuff in spike heels and swim suits and the competition included mostly marginally talented, sweetly smiling young women who earnestly answered questions about their future plans to cure cancer or reach the moon, there is a new system at play.

Politics has entered the arena where a Miss Arizona, Vonda Kay Van Dyke, wooed the judges with her novel ventriloquist act, earning her the crown in 1965.

Now all the finalists are ventriloquists, mouthing the leftist political lines so in vogue at the schools they attend and with the Hollywood crowd in the films they watch. Who else to emulate but actress Gwyneth Paltrow who was at a loss for words as she hosted a DNC fundraiser at her home, and told the guest of honor President Obama: “You’re so handsome that I can’t speak properly.”

The politically loaded questions the Miss America contestants, who must be between the ages of 18 and 24, were asked were aimed at bashing President Trump. They dealt with dissecting the president’s response regarding the Charleston riots, and whether he was guilty or innocent of colluding with the Russians.

The winner, 23-year-old Cara Mund of North Dakota, also gave a winning answer to the question about whether President Trump should have backed out of the Paris Climate Agreement on “man made climate change” and whether the decision was good or bad. Without missing a beat and sounding as though she’d been coached by Al Gore, Mund said “it was bad, because climate change exists and the U.S. needs to be at the negotiating table.”

Bingo! 

The wrong answer for many of us was the right answer to gain the crown. And she didn’t even need a ventriloquist’s dummy. Cara Mund played both roles

These are the previous Miss America winners going back to the contest’s inception in 1921, when it was simply a beauty contest without blatant political overtures.


September 11, 2001: We will not forget

September 11, 2017

Sixteen years ago today, 2,973 people were murdered by jihadist terrorists who commandeered two commercial airliners and flew them into the World Trade Center Twin Towers in New York City. Another crashed into the Pentagon. The death toll includes 40 passengers and crew members aboard the fourth hijacked plane, United 93, which crashed in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, as courageous passengers rushed the cockpit in an attempt to apprehend the hijackers.

Along with our American citizens, people from 90 other countries were viciously slaughtered in the attacks committed by Islamo-fascist extremists. The lives of 343 firefighters and paramedics and  73 law enforcement officers were callously cut short as they heroically responded to the single deadliest incident in the history of the United States.

These  monsters, here on easily exploitable, often fake, foreign student visas, were able to commit these barbaric crimes against Americans on our own soil because those we have elected to represent us  have failed miserably in securing our porous national border and actually enforcing our laws.

Business Insider’s 2015 edition has 20 riveting photos from that catastrophic day.

Who would have thought that within a few short years after the horror perpetrated by Islamic jihadists who sought to brutalize us, a U.S. President — Barack Hussein Obama — would submissively bow to Muslim royals, and officially recognize the Muslim Brotherhood — a terrorist organization with familial ties to Al-Qaeda and Hamas, while systematically attempting to destroy the bedrock founding principles of our country? His election stands as a testament to apathetic, under-educated Americans and political correctness.

The November 2016 election changed that dynamic. President Donald Trump understands that Americans do not bow to foreign political or religious leaders. Trump won the presidency in large part on his promise to secure our border.

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have been hammering Texas and Florida with raging winds and torrential rains, disrupting lives and causing damage in multi $billions, a setback for the wall construction, but few doubt it will be accomplished.

In the meantime, teach your children and grandchildren the facts of September 11th. They are not getting this important information in school. It doesn’t fit the left’s ‘celebration of diversity’ playbook.

The 9/11 Memorial & Museum can be seen here  It’sTeach + Learnpages are critically important since too many young adults today are lacking basic information about the single deadliest incident in the history of the United States. On this day of remembrance, CNN provides Terror Attacks Facts.

Philosopher George Santayana .is noted for saying, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”


Jared Kushner needs a new day job

September 10, 2017

Senior Lightening Rod isn’t working out

Breitbart News reports on the disturbing back door alliance between President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and liberal Democrat Sen. Dick Durbin, a longtime amnesty advocate. 

A senior adviser to the president, Kushner heads the newly created Office of American Innovation, He has been acting as a conduit, aiding Durbin in lobbying the White House to support the illegal DACA / D.R.E.A.M.E.R.s.  Kushner also arranged phone calls between Durbin and then-Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, who now serves as Trump’s chief of staff.

And whadda’ya know?  John McCain’s best bud and traveling companion Lindsey Grahamnesty was in on the scheme. In the report, he’s fittingly described as “liberal Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham.”

Breietbart’s Neil Munro couldn’t be more correct as he writes:

“That amnesty-for-border-security deal is a long way short of Trump’s campaign promise of an effective border wall and is also very far short of his advocacy for the popular Raise Act merit immigration reform. The Raise Act would reform the nation’s immigration laws to help raise wages and opportunities for the 320 million Americans who dream of better lives for themselves and their children.”

Arizona’s Senior Senator (ASS) John McCain and his fellow Republicrat Jeff Flake were the architects of the failed Gang of 8, another amnesty maneuver put together in Jan. 2013 immediately after Flake barely squeaked into the senate by a mere 3 points. The treacherous twosome teamed up with Sens. Lindsey Graham (SC), Marco Rubio (Fl) and four Democrat Sens. including Dick Durbin (Illinois), Robert Menendez (NJ), Chuck Schumer (NY), and Michael Bennet (Colo) — all integral to the nefarious cabal of amnesty plotters.

Menendez currently on trial, indicted on 14 counts of corruption, is being defended by a lawyer who actually claims the charges “could be an attack on Hispanics.”

….and so it goes.

 


AZ AG Brnovich sues Board of Regents over tuition hikes

September 9, 2017

On Friday Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed a lawsuit against the Arizona Board of Regents (“ABOR”) for dramatically and unconstitutionally increasing the price of base tuition and mandatory fees at Arizona’s public universities by more than 300 percent since 2003. The Arizona Constitution requires that “the university and all other state educational institutions shall be open to students of both sexes, and the instruction furnished shall be as nearly free as possible.”

“Every Arizonan dreams of being able to send their kids to college,” Brnovich stated. “Within the last 15 years, Arizona went from having some of the most affordable public universities to having some of the most expensive. We believe the Board of Regents needs to be held accountable and answer tough questions for Arizona’s skyrocketing tuition rates.”

The State alleges that ABOR has adopted unconstitutional tuition-setting policies, has abandoned its duty to serve as a check on the university presidents, and has ceased deriving tuition rates from the actual cost of instruction. According to the lawsuit, ABOR has misinterpreted its “nearly free” mandate to mean whatever the market rate is for peer institutions and made itself as the arbiter of “affordability” for Arizona’s students and families.

Intertwined with these price hikes, ABOR has also refused to comply with Arizona law prohibiting state subsidies for students “without lawful immigration status.” ABOR is causing the illegal expenditure of public monies and the failure to collect tuition in direct contravention of clear and established Arizona law

The 20-page lawsuit can be read here.

Seeing Red AZ has been writing about the ongoing tuition and fee hikes for years, as well as the excessive salaries, bonuses and perks ASU President Michael Crow and his wife Sybil Francis receive. These are just a few of the posts going back to 2007 — the year of the launching of this blog.

Sept. 30, 2014: Gifting ASU’s Prez with $95K raise+benies = one helluva deal

Apr. 22, 2014:  AZ higher education: As nearly free as possible? & Update

March 7, 2013: ASU’s Crow backs lower tuition for illegals — again

Feb. 8, 2013:   Michael Crow, Sybil Francis: A$U’s pricey duo

May 7, 2011:   ASU’s Crow tackles budget reductions by raising tuition – again

Feb. 2, 2011:   ASU’s overpaid Crow warns of tuition increase as stimulus ebbs

Apr. 11, 2009: “Economic recovery surcharges” hit AZ university students

March 6, 2008: Disputed scholarships for illegals revived

Nov. 23, 2008: AZ universities feel students’ pain as tuition spirals and money dries up

Apr. 26, 2008:  ASU’s overpaid King Crow issues threats

Nov. 17, 2008: ASU’s Crow in cash glut while economy tanks and tuition rises

Sept. 8, 2007:  ASU’s Michael Crow subverts intent of law


Donald cuts disastrous deal with “Chuck and Nancy”

September 8, 2017

Decision described by GOP leadership insider as a “total victory” for the Democrats

Why would a Republican President who has the benefit of Republican majorities in both the U.S. House and Senate feel the need to make a no-win deal with the most obstinate of liberal leadership?  President Donald Trump did just that on Wednesday as he ceded incalculable power to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

They are called ‘Minority Leaders’ because their party is not in control. That renders the duo the president chummily calls “Chuck and Nancy,” second stringers.

Unable to fully absorb the enormity of President Trump’s actions, SRAZ waited a day, then two,  to post about this needless collusion. The passage of time has done nothing to bring about any appreciable comprehension or lessen the ire created by the deal that put liberals at the helm of the ship of state that is commanded by a Republican president.

As a business entrepreneur Donald Trump was well known for saying he “loved the art of the deal.” In 1987 he co-authored a book titled,The Art of the Deal.” Now, 30 years later he sits in the Oval Office, put there by American citizens who were fed up with liberals in control. Yet in this budget and debt limit deal, President Trump not only gave the left the upper hand, he allowed them to set the stage for passage of the nightmarish D.RE.A.M. Act as they claim victory.

Gloating Pelosi and Schumer released this joint statement:

In the meeting, the President and Congressional leadership agreed to pass aid for Harvey, an extension of the debt limit, and a continuing resolution both to December 15, all together. Both sides have every intention of avoiding default in December and look forward to working together on the many issues before us. As Democratic leaders, we also made it clear that we strongly believe the DREAM Act must come to the floor and pass as soon as possible and we will not rest until we get this done.

Don’t blink. It’s becoming difficult to keep up. This is the nightmarish D.R.E.A.M. Act  alternately known as DACA.

An excellent analysis describing conservative bewilderment is provided by Conservative Review. Take a few minutes to read Chris Pandolfo’s Unforgivable: Donald Trump just made Chuck Schumer POTUS.