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21. Jeff Flake: The Only Republican to Vote for the Judge Who Blocked Release of Fetal Body Sales Videos

On June 11, 2012, President Obama nominated William Orrick III  to be a United States District Judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.  Orrick was a “huge Democratic donor” and bundler for President Obama, raising at least $200,000 for Obama and donated $30,800 to committees supporting him.  He had been recommended by Planned-Parenthood cheerleader Sen. Barbara Boxer.   

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22. Sen. Jeff Sessions Slams Bill Gates for Laying off Americans in Favor of Foreign Nationals

Bill Gates, brilliant billionaire entrepreneur, who has plugged nearly $200 million into promoting the Common Core State Standards because he knows how to run America's educational system, just did the following: 

He co-authored an op-ed in the New York Times calling for more visas for skilled tech workers, while at nearly the same time Microsoft fired some 18,000 people.  The lay-off has also affected an unknown number of contract workers.

If there is a tech labor shortage, one would expect to see higher wages used to attract workers.  That isn't what's happening.  Salaries have remained flat.  What is happening is that the tech giants want more foreign nationals to take those high tech jobs.  Why?  Cheap labor.  

Sen. Jeff Sessions recently slammed Bill Gates for demanding more guest workers while Microsoft lays off Americans.

Candidate for Governor Scott Smith is another one who believes the big corporation myth about the "high tech labor shortage."  He wants to bring in engineers and other high-skilled workers from other countries.   See Mesa Mayor Fears Congress Won't act on Immigration.  

As stated in Bill Gates Under Fire for Immigration Stance After Microsoft Lay-offs:

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23. Trey Gowdy: "We do not make suggestions. We make laws!"

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24. Rep. Paul Gosar Calls for Impeachment of Attorney General Eric Holder

In a Washington Times article dated June 15, 2014, U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar of Arizona called for the impeachment of Attorney General Eric Holder stating the following:    

“There’s a total disregard for the rule of law,” Rep. Paul A. Gosar, Arizona Republican, told The Washington Times. “We can’t sit idly by here as we see the Constitution and justice being defamed right and left at the whim of the attorney general.”

Mr. Gosar’s list of what he says are constitutional violations includes the Justice Department giving the Obama administration permission to ignore the requirement of notifying Congress before transferring Guantanamo Bay detainees, Mr. Holder testifying that he was not aware of Justice’s investigation of Fox News reporter James Rosen when he in fact had signed the subpoena, and Justice’s failure to prosecute Internal Revenue Service workers who targeted conservative groups for scrutiny.

It was only this month, however, after reports surfaced that the Department of Homeland Security was transporting illegal immigrants from Texas and dumping them by the busloads into his home state that he felt more aggressive congressional action should be taken against Mr. Holder.

Read the full article titled Rep. Paul Gosar's Crusade:  Impeach Eric Holder

Obama's legacy will be that his administration was the most lawless in American history.

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25. Trey Gowdy: "This is not my first death threat."

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26. VA Patient Broke Back in December....Still Untreated

Mesa patriot Dan Dominey, who served in Viet Nam, was one of the veterans who has been fighting for months with the Phoenix Veterans Administration to obtain treatment.  He broke his back in December.  It was only after this Fox News interview that he finally got scheduled for pre-op tests and an out-patient procedure to inject his back with surgical cement.  

There is a disturbing back story on the VA issue.   Senator John McCain was made aware of the problems with the VA back in September 2013.  It wasn't until last month that McCain came out "fighting" for his fellow veterans, and soaking up all the TV face time in the process. 

Here's what happened. For years, whistle blower Dr. Katherine Mitchell had been notifying hospital administrators about the huge delays, inadequate triage, near misses, and a spike in suicides.  Nothing was done.     

In desperation, she filed a confidential complaint with the Office of Inspector General, channeled through McCain's office. Within days after she made the complaint via McCain's office, she was placed on administrative leave pending an investigation for "unspecified wrongdoing." 

How many lives could John McCain have saved if he had acted back in September?
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27. Pro Amnesty John McCain to Honor the Late Ted Kennedy

John McCain is at it again.  A recent article reveals that he has promised the Hispanic Chamber that he will fight for Immigration Reform (aka Amnesty) as long as he's breathing.   If Senator John McCain decides to run again in 2016, we know  he will once again drape himself in conservative clothing and "talk tough" about the border and his fabulous "conservative" record.  He will be hoping that enough Arizonans will have developed amnesia about McCain's actual record

So, just remember this:

McCain and the late Kennedy tried to pass the McCain-Kennedy amnesty bill last decade, along with President George W. Bush. Conservatives halted the measure because it would have reduced the wages of American workers while not solving the illegal immigration problem. 

And this:

The high-tech lobby, the Chamber of Commerce, and the same groups that wanted amnesty then are redoubling their efforts this year, which amnesty advocates like Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) have said may be the last chance for such legislation. 

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28. New Poll: John McCain is the Least Popular Senator in America

According to a new poll published by Public Policy Polling, Arizona Senator John McCain is the least popular Senator in America.  Here is their brutal analysis:  

PPP’s newest Arizona poll finds that John McCain is unpopular with Republicans, Democrats, and independents alike and has now become the least popular Senator in the country. Only 30% of Arizonans approve of the job McCain is doing to 54% who disapprove. There isn’t much variability in his numbers by party- he’s at 35/55 with Republicans, 29/53 with Democrats, and 25/55 with independents.

McCain trails in hypothetical general election match ups with both 2012 nominee Richard Carmona (41/35) and former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords (42/35). He would lead though in a match-up with former Governor Janet Napolitano, 44/36. This has the potential to be an interesting one in 2016.

According to the Universal Free Press:

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29. Ted Cruz, John McCain, John Boehner: Which Guy do YOU Want to Be?

Pictures are worth thousands of words.  

 

"WE have seen Ted Cruz KNEELING in prayer in the front of the White House. We have seen Ted Cruz STANDING all night, and all alone against Obamacare. WE have seen Ted Cruz SITTING, while others applauded revealing their soullessness, and utter contempt for the American people. In each instance Ted Cruz was alone in his statesmanship decorum. TRUTH in a decadent day usually stands alone. Those who are standing, and applauding are what our founders feared. Ted Cruz is what our founders dreamed of."  Author unknown.

Quisling John Boehner, selling out Republicans. 

"Any immigration reform should improve the lives, the incomes, and the opportunities of those who are lawfully in America."  Jim DeMint, president of the Heritage Foundation.

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30. Salmon Statement on Omnibus Appropriations Bill

Matt Salmon pledges to continue to fight for smaller government and less spending

Washington—Today, January 14, 2014, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) released the following statement regarding his vote against the $1.1 trillion FY 2014 Omnibus Appropriations bill:

“As I’ve said before, the enormity of our government’s current fiscal situation requires that we make bold and sometimes difficult choices to ensure our country returns to a sustainable fiscal path. I remain 100% committed to making these tough choices and moving us towards a smaller and more efficient government.

“Today’s vote on the omnibus appropriations bill was one of these tough choices I had to make, and ultimately I believe that voting for a trillion-dollar-plus spending bill without more time to find ways on how we could reform and downsize government was something I could not support.

“Unfortunately, today’s bill spends $45 billion beyond the spending levels agreed upon in the Budget Control Act passed just three years ago.

“Furthermore, this bill also fails to incorporate strategic opportunities to implement solid fiscal reform. One of these opportunities is the reform of the National Flood Insurance Program, an important federal program for Arizona constituents. Instead of establishing market-based prices for the program in order to reduce federal spending, this bill includes language that delays reform for another year.

“Moreover, we failed to address the funding structure of PILT (Payment in Lieu of Taxes) to ensure its reliability and sustainability. As a western state, much of Arizona’s land is federally owned which makes it heavily dependent on PILT. These federal payments to our local governments help offset losses in property taxes due to non-taxable acres of federal lands within our state. The money from PILT goes to schools, roads, and emergency services. This bill should have addressed the reform of this program to ensure Washington fulfills its promise to Arizona and other Western states.

“Instead, this bill funds organizations like the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and East-West Center in Hawaii. These are only two examples of spending items we need to reprioritize.

“If we are not willing to make tough choices now, then how can we expect future Congresses to make the bold and difficult choices we are unwilling to make ourselves?

“It is my hope that moving forward we will be able to move appropriations bills through regular order and give all Members of Congress an opportunity to conduct transparent oversight of our federal spending. It is time to stop kicking the can down the road and begin taking steps towards a government that does more with less.”

Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) serves on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs as Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere. He is also a member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

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