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PHOENIX – Robert Graham, chairman of the Arizona Republican Party, called out three Arizona Democrats in Congress for their efforts to blatantly postpone full Obamacare implementation until after their reelection. The three signed a letter to President Obama last week asking for delays until 2015 — after the November elections later this year in which all three Democrats are at very high risk of losing their seats to Republican challengers.
“These three cowards are afraid to admit they supported this faulty legislation, and now they want to run and hide their mistakes from voters,” said Arizona Republican Party Chairman Robert Graham. “You can’t fix the fundamental flaws of Obamacare — it would be like treating the symptoms instead of the disease — and the self-serving tactics of these liberal Democrats shirking their responsibility for this disaster is something voters deserve to hear about before they vote in November.”
Graham noted the three are following the national trend of congressional Democrats, who as a party gambled heavily on the Obamacare passage and are suffering the consequences of the now-failed implementation. Many of those House Democrats lost their seats in 2010, and in 2014 the full force of the Obamacare train wreck will motivate voters to replace them with Republicans.
“Arizona voters are in a unique position with these three competitive seats to voice their firm opposition to Obamacare by sending Republicans to Congress who will fight for taxpayers, small businesses, and families looking forward to a more prosperous future,” Graham added.
Left-stream media shills wasted no time bitterly attacking Russia for its tough stance against radical homosexual activism. Before the competition had even begun, NBC Olympic host Bob Costas repeatedly reminded viewers of the controversy and political ramifications of Russia hosting the Winter Games. He tried to position it as public sentiment, but it’s the Left-Stream Media pushing the homosexual agenda at the prodding of GLAAD and other fascist groups.
NBC quickly trotted out leftist Vladimir Pozner to declare Russia a “homophobic” country.
Over at ESPN, homosexual activist/pitbull Jeremy Schaap seethed with anger as he reported that four homosexual activists in Russia “were arrested!” for demonstrating. He was fit to be tied, jaw jutting in bitter rage.
NBC is overly playing the political card by interviewing President B. Hussein Obama Friday night. Obama blathered on about the importance of homosexual athletes in the Olympics.
What’s really ironic is that decades ago, communists in America realized the United States could never be conquered militarily. But it could be undermined by decadence. So they pushed for a cultural revolution to hollow out America’s ideals. They called for easy divorce; cohabitation; mainstreaming homosexual behavior; defiling entertainment (did you see the recent Grammy awards?); pornography; capturing the media, schools, and a political party.
These communists succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. They own the media and the Democratic Party. Pornography has been allowed by the government and the courts to proliferate to a point it is decimating the family. Along with easy divorce. American society is declining, awash in a culture of hedonism. Here’s a partial list of those communist goals for America:
- Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.
- Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.
- Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”
- Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a “religious crutch.”
- Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principal of “separation of church and state.”
- Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.
- Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”
- Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.
Who helped these goals become reality in America? The so-called “useful idiots,” of course. What is a “useful idiot”? The Urban Dictionary describes it this way:
Term invented in Soviet Russia to describe people who blindly supported the likes of Lenin and Stalin while they committed atrocity after atrocity. Today, it refers to brainwashed liberals and leftists the world over.
And who’s been noticing America’s cultural descent? Certainly President Vladimir Putin and the Russians. Sure, Russia has its own problems — corruption, alcoholism and poverty, among them. But even they are smart enough to know that if their culture is captured by hedonism and the radical homosexual agenda, their culture will collapse from within. Just as ours has.
So over the top in political propaganda is NBC’s Olympic coverage that in a feature report about the Kremlin, it was declared by the reporter as “hallowed ground.” No mention of the Kremlin as the command and control center for the Evil Empire that Ronald Reagan recognized. No mention of the fact that Moscow and the center of the humanistic Soviet government were responsible for the slaughter of over 100 million innocent human beings and the imprisonment of political opponents in Siberia. Just a little too inconvenient for the useful idiots at NBC.
Arizona has not one, but three Communist Party affiliated Congress members.
How could a libertarian leaning state like Arizona have any communist affiliated representatives?
Most Arizonans have no idea that Arizona even has a Communist Party local.
It all started with Lorenzo Torrez (who died in 2012), one of Arizona’s most influential ever politicians. Never heard of him? Neither have 90% of Arizonans.
In 1974, Torrez moved with his family to Tucson where he served as chair of the Arizona Communist Party for more than 30 years. He also led the party’s Chicano Equality Commission and was a member of the CPUSA National Committee.
He built the Arizona CP into an influential organization in all the progressive movements of Arizona.
Torrez helped establish the communist run Salt of the Earth Labor College in Tucson, which continues today.
Steve Valencia, president of the labor college, told the People’s World, “Lorenzo changed the political landscape of Arizona. For him, the liberation of the working class and equality for the Mexican American people were inherently tied together.”
Torrez was also a “pioneer in the struggle for Mexican American political representation,” Valencia added. “I always say: Before Ed Pastor and Raul Grijalva, there was Lorenzo Torrez.”
Pastor and Grijalva are Arizona’s first two Mexican Americans members of the U.S. Congress. But Torrez ran for Congress before they ran, and also ran against Republican Senator Barry Goldwater.
“Lorenzo told us it is time for these majority Latino districts to be represented by a Mexican American,” said Valencia. “He wanted voters to see a Latino name on the ballot.”
When Pastor declared his candidacy, Torrez rallied the Tucson Communist Party club to join in the effort. Pastor’s victory in 1991, set the stage for Grijalva’s election in 2002.
Today, Ed Pastor and Raul Grijalva are members of the far left Congressional Progressive Caucus.
Grijalva was involved with the Communist Party well before 2002, as this article he wrote for the Party’s People’s World in 1993 proves.
Both Pastor and Grijalva have been champions of the illegal immigrants “rights” movement – a movement that Lorenzo Torrez helped to found in California and Arizona and then helped to coordinate across the entire Southwest.
The third Arizona Rep. with provable Communist Party ties is Phoenix-based freshman Kyrsten Sinema.
While she likes to pretend moderation these days, Sinema is a hard core leftist with past ties to several extremist groups – including of course the Arizona Communist Party.
Here she is in 2003, putting her name to the Arizona Communist Party’s May Day greetings page – right over that of Lorenzo Torrez and Steve Valencia.
To find out more about Arizona’s communist connected Congress members, read Trevor Loudon’s new book “The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress.”
“The Enemies Within” was released August 20, 2013, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
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The Arizona Conservative has officially begun tracking candidates for public office in the Grand Canyon State in advance of November‘s elections. Voters have two choices: candidates who will champion FREEDOM for the individual and those who will push policies that deny and reduce personal freedoms – the candidates of socialism and excessive government CONTROL of your life. Whom do you want in office? Those who respect your constitutional freedom, or those who would expand government and take away more and more of your freedom? Your vote will impact every facet of American society and culture.
Andy Thomas, Al Melvin,
|Secretary of State||Will Cardon||Chris Campas|
|Attorney General||Mark Brnovich||Felicia Rotellini|
|State Treasurer||Hugh Hallman|
|Supt. Of Public Instruction||John Huppenthal||Sharon Thomas, David Garcia|
|Mining Inspector||Joe Hart||Manuel Cruz|
|Congress-District 1||Adam Kwasman||Ann Kirkpatrick|
|Congress-District 2||Martha McSally||Ron Barber|
|Congress-District 3||Gabriela Saucedo Mercer||Raul Grijalva|
|Congress-District 4||Paul Gosar||Mikel Weisser|
|Congress-District 5||Matt Salmon|
|Congress-District 6||David Schweikert|
|Congress-District 7||Ed Pastor|
|Congress-District 8||Trent Franks||Helmuth Hack|
|Congress-District 9||Vernon Parker, Wendy Rogers, Andrew Walter||Kyrsten Sinema|
|Arizona Senate-District 25||Ralph Heap||Bob Worsley|
Watch for continued updates and additional choices in the weeks and months ahead.
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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the “War on Poverty,” a massive government welfare program launched by President Lyndon Johnson. National Review Online impaneled experts to assess the program’s performance during its first half-century:
By John Armstrong, president, ACT3 Network
The War on Poverty was the most ambitious attempt in American history to eradicate poverty through government planning. I believe it was a virtuous plan, driven by idealism and deeply humanitarian concerns. But it was a massive government failure. The problem was that government’s good intentions were put into a hugely bureaucratic program with little awareness of the consequences of the moral choices the program created.
Michael Novak rightly writes in Writing from Left to Right, “There is a right way and a wrong way for government to get involved in humanitarian attempts to better the human condition.” Franklin Delano Roosevelt recognized this when he warned Congress in 1935: “The lessons of history, confirmed by evidence immediately before me, show conclusively that continued dependence upon relief induces a spiritual and moral disintegration to the national fiber. To dole out relief . . . is to administer a narcotic, a subtle destroyer of the human spirit.”
It was this “narcotic” that was the real culprit in the War on Poverty. LBJ’s program clearly improved the condition of the elderly. It also brought attention to the great needs of many poor African Americans. But it lost sight of the moral consequences of good intentions gone awry by removing personal responsibility. In the end it eroded the national character of millions of Americans who were subtly taught that it really is more blessed to receive than to give. The fabric of this program, as FDR warned, was flawed. In time it was a coalition of Democrats and Republicans, along with President Clinton, who legislatively addressed the flaw!
Arthur Brooks, president, American Enterprise Institute
On January 8, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a war on poverty. How goes the battle?
The past half-century has had its ups and downs, but the past half-decade offers reason for pessimism. Since January 2009,
Food-stamp recipiency has increased fully 50 percent. Forty-eight million Americans — one-sixth of our country — require food assistance to get by;
Labor-force participation has fallen to 63 percent. The smallest fraction of Americans since the 1970s are employed or seeking work;
Uptake of disability insurance — permanent unemployment for millions — has surged by 20 percent. On average, a million new people have begun collecting disability every year;
Unemployment among African-American teens has climbed to 38 percent.
The administration is quick to blame the Great Recession (or George W. Bush), and everyone knows the fierce headwind that the economic crisis created. But ultimately, there will be no excuses: History will assign responsibility to the president of the United States. Barring a miracle, the Obama years will be remembered as the time America gave up ground in our War on Poverty.
How could the administration right the ship? It could put genuinely pro-poor policies ahead of the perpetual political campaign. The president’s denunciation of income inequality and call to increase the minimum wage may be handy political cudgels, but neither is a policy that actually helps those most in need. Equalizing incomes per se does nothing to expand opportunity. And as my colleague Mike Strain points out, high minimum wages destroy job opportunities for marginalized Americans.
A better path forward would be to lower the minimum wage while expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit. Add in disruptive education reform and a radically pro-jobs agenda including everything from energy production to corporate-tax reform, and the Obama administration could execute a political turnaround for the ages.
Will President Obama be remembered for a legendary comeback or a historic failure to help vulnerable people? Listen carefully to his State of the Union address. If the president focuses on tangential issues such as income inequality and insists on counterproductive minimum-wage hikes, we will have our answer.
Next Friday, December 13, Judge Katherine Cooper of the Maricopa County Superior Court will hear oral arguments in Biggs v. Brewer.
In that lawsuit, the Goldwater Institute ‘s legal team is representing dozens of Arizona legislators and their constituents against the unconstitutional actions taken by Governor Jan Brewer and some legislators when they voted in June to expand Medicaid under ObamaCare.This is an extremely important lawsuit.
Proponents of the ObamaCare Medicaid expansion are trying to do an end-run around Prop 108, the most important taxpayer protection in the Arizona Constitution.
Under Prop 108, it is supposed to take a two-thirds majority of the legislature to raise taxes.
But Medicaid expansion proponents want to allow an unelected bureaucrat at AHCCCS to raise state taxes (mainly hospital bed taxes) by hundreds of millions of dollars per year — without the constitutionally necessary two-thirds vote of the Legislature!
In their efforts to squeeze a giant hospital bed tax (“provider tax”) through a tiny loophole in Prop 108, Governor Brewer and others are trying to pretend that the provider tax is not a tax — even though the provider tax is a TAX under the Social Security Act. They are also trying to pretend that: the provider tax is not allocated according to formula, although it plainly is; the provider tax does not have a limit, although it is limited by federal law to six percent; and, we don’t know how much money will be raised by the tax, even though the governor and some Legislators are building budgets around the expected revenue. Gov. Brewer and her allies are also in violation of Arizona’s constitutional regime of separation of powers.
History shows that removing taxpayer protections inevitably leads to higher taxes.
If Gov. Brewer and a group of Arizona legislators are allowed to unconstitutionally delegate to an unelected AHCCCS bureaucrat the authority to impose gigantic taxes on hospital patients, that action will kill Prop 108, clearing the way for other departments and agencies to raise taxes without getting approval by legislative supermajorities.
The oral arguments in Biggs v. Brewer will be heard from 3:00 to 3:45 pm in Courtroom 514 at the East Court Building at 101 West Jefferson.
Seating will be very limited, so if you wish to attend, we recommend arriving at the court at least an hour early.