Who Does Kyrsten Sinema Stand With: Bill Clinton or Barack Obama?

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SinemaObama021709WASHINGTON – Former President Bill Clinton has joined the chorus calling on President Obama and Democrats in Congress to keep their commitment and ensure Americans can keep their current insurance plans. After President Obama admitted that his infamous “if you like your health care plan, you can keep it” claim is actually false, even some of Obama’s supporters have demanded answers from the administration.

It’s time for ObamaCare supporter Kyrsten Sinema to stop making excuses for President Obama, and explain what she is doing to fix this mess and give Arizona families answers as to why they can’t keep their current healthcare plan like Obama promised.

“Now, even Bill Clinton is calling out President Obama and Democrats in Congress for their broken promises,” said NRCC Communications Director Andrea Bozek. “ObamaCare supporter Kyrsten Sinema has been part of the problem. While Arizona families are losing their healthcare coverage Sinema remains silent and refuses to acknowledge her responsibility in this ObamaCare mess.”

Kyrsten Sinema ObamacarePresident Obama Apologized Yesterday For His Misleading Healthcare Promise. “President Barack Obama offered an apology Thursday to those Americans who have been told they’re losing their health insurance plans, contrary to his promise that no one would be forced off a plan they wanted to keep.” (Jennifer Epstein, “President Obama: ‘I Am Sorry’,” Politico, 11/7/13)

Bill Clinton Said That President Obama Should Honor His Commitment to Those Who Want to Keep Their Health Care Plan. “Former President Bill Clinton said that President Obama should honor his oft-repeated pledge and allow people to hang on to health care plans that are being canceled as a result of the Affordable Care Act.” (Aamer Madhani, “Clinton to Obama: Let Americans keep canceled health plans,” (USA Today, 11/12/13)

Kyrsten Sinema Voted Against ObamaCare Repeal. (H.R. 45, Roll Call Vote # 154, 5/16/13)

NRCC To Ann Kirkpatrick: Now It’s Your Turn to Apologize

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Time For Kirkpatrick To Apologize For Continued Support Of Failed Law

WASHINGTON – Last night, President Obama finally apologized for promising Americans could keep their insurance plans, if they liked them. But that’s not the only apology that is necessary. It’s time for Ann Kirkpatrick to apologize for continuing to support a law that is hurting Arizona families.

Because Kirkpatrick is blindly standing with Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi on ObamaCare, she is ensuring that Arizona families see higher premiums and may even lose their current insurance.

“Ann Kirkpatrick should join the president in apologizing for the disastrous effects of ObamaCare,” said NRCC Communications Director Andrea Bozek. “Her support of this failed law has cost Arizona families dearly and it’s time she apologized.”

Ann Kirkpatrick Voted Against Repealing ObamaCare. (H.R. 45, Roll Call Vote #154, 229-195, 5/16/13)

President Obama Apologized Yesterday For His Misleading Healthcare Promise. “President Barack Obama offered an apology Thursday to those Americans who have been told they’re losing their health insurance plans, contrary to his promise that no one would be forced off a plan they wanted to keep.” (Jennifer Epstein, “President Obama: ‘I Am Sorry’,” Politico, 11/7/13)

President Obama: “Obviously, We Didn’t Do A Good Enough Job In Terms Of How We Crafted The Law.” (YouTube.Com, Accessed On 11/8/13)

Poll: Obamacare Medicaid in Arizona

Barack Obama – The President of Shiny Objects

President Obama is a president of shiny objects. He deflects, distracts and distorts as his method of governing.

Here are two examples:

Back in the second week of June, Attorney General Eric Holder was under fire by the US Senate during testimony in the US Senate. There were calls for his resignation and contempt citations. The US Supreme Court was also due to release its ruling on Arizona’s SB 1070. And the Inspector General released a report on Secret Service misconduct. What did President Obama do? He issued the notorious deferred action order which basically told children born to illegal immigrants in the US that federal agencies would ignore existing law and put them into some vague legal limbo.

THIS WAS A DISTRACTION.

Fast forward to September 11, 2012 and four US citizens including an ambassador are murdered in cold blood while serving at the US Embassy in Benghazi, Libya. The President and his administration do everything they can to avoid using the word terrorism but it becomes very apparent that they and their willing accomplices in media (with the exception of FoxNews) finally get caught omitting and covering for candidate Obama right before the election. Suddenly and strangely, the head of the CIA self-outs himself as an adulterer and immediately resigns his position days before he is scheduled to testify before the US Senate on what really happened in Benghazi. Coincidence?

One thing is certain. Everyone’s attention has been shifted off the four murdered Americans on to a titillating and salacious sex scandal involving US generals and Pentagon housewives.

The lesson to be learned here? Keep your eyes on this president. His MO is to deflect, distract, distort, divide and deny.

Rep. Artur Davis Endorses Vernon Parker for Arizona CD9

Artur Davis is a former Democrat Congressman from Alabama. He caused quite a stir when he changed his registration to the Republican Party, and he delivered an outstanding speech at the Republican National Convention.  Davis is an eloquent spokesman for conservative priniciples that used to be held by all Americans, but which Democrats have largely abandoned.  You can hear more about his inspiring story at this link.

In the video below, recorded October 23rd, Rep. Davis endorses Vernon Parker, former mayor of Paradise Valley, for Arizona Congressional District 9 Representative.  Parker is another rising star within the Republican Party who is running against a self-described “Prada Socialist” with many questionable ties.  CD9 voters could hardly have a clearer choice.

More than just an endorsement, Davis’ remarks also deliver some important messages about the need to change the view that minorities have about the Republican Party.

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Contraindications Warning: Obamacin

One of our creative readers just produced this excellent little video. Let’s help it go viral.

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The Obama Campaign’s New Flag Emblem Speaks Volumes

The image on this page is the official new flag emblem of the Obama campaign.  You can see it at this link and read some initial reactions at this link.

You just can’t make this stuff up.

Note how the 50 stars have vanished, symbolizing the end of federalism.  Evidently, there is no more need for those 50 laboratories trying different approaches to individual freedom and prosperity for their citizens.  The wisdom of Obama is all we need, you see.

No more Illinois vs Indiana economic/regulatory models to compare.  Or California vs Texas.  Or even New York vs New Jersey.  All we need is the supervision and sanctimony of Obama’s central planners deciding everything for us.

Our old pals Tom Friedman and Ray LaHood must surely love this flag emblem since we know they both envy the Chinese central government’s dictatorial powers.  They do have local governance in China, but everybody knows who’s boss.  That’s what attracts Tom and Ray.   And that’s what makes this new flag emblem an appropriate symbol for the appalling future that the Left is creating for America.

Today, of course, Obama still has to deal with pesky governors like Brewer (AZ), Scott (FL), Daniels (IN), Jindal (LA), Christie (NJ), Martinez (NM), Kasich (OH), Haley (SC), Perry (TX), McDonnell (VA), and Walker (WI).   We know he  laments how difficult the Founders, the Constitution, and these governors have made it for him to bring “change to America.”

Oh, those awful Founders … why couldn’t they have foreseen the arrival of the Dear Leader, Barack Obama?

Actually, of course, they did foresee it — that’s why we have the Constitution’s enumerated powers and a 10th Amendment.  But Obama promises to keep trying to bring “change to America”, and this new flag is the perfect symbol of what he intends to do with the 10th Amendment.

Note also in the emblem how the 13 bold strips have faded into a blurry 9.  That’s an aptly chosen metaphor for the fading memory of our founding history and Constitution, as the mal-education of our nation’s youth marches on toward progressivism, redistributionism, statism, collectivism, socialism, fascism, neo-Maxism, or whatever other ‘ism’ name one chooses to represent what the Left is currently proffering.

Well …

That’s a lot for one new emblem to represent, but the Obama campaign did it!  Kudos to Obama and his campaign staff for jamming all these great Leftist themes and objectives into one symbol.

(This article is cross-posted from WesternFreePress.com)

Richard Carmona Visits DC for Anniversary of Obama’s Phone Call Recruiting Him to Run

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Arizona Republican Party Sends Bouquet to Carmona to Celebrate Important Anniversary

Obama Phones Carmona

PHOENIX – What a difference a year makes!  Just one year ago — September 23, 2011 — Richard Carmona received a phone call from President Obama who encouraged the Tucson resident to run as a Democrat for the U.S. Senate.  Carmona responded enthusiastically, and for the past year has busily embraced the liberal agenda of the Obama Administration on every issue from taxes, healthcare, abortion, to the redistribution of wealth — all while collecting campaign checks from liberal interest groups and Senate Democrats like Harry Reid, Al Franken and Chuck Schumer.

In recognition of the anniversary of Obama’s call recruiting Carmona, the Arizona Republican Party sent a bouquet of carnations to Carmona’s campaign office in Phoenix.  Carnations are the traditional symbol of the first anniversary of an important event.

“While Arizona is suffering from devastating unemployment and higher taxes from Obama’s healthcare plan, Richard Carmona is jet-setting around Washington, DC, and rubbing elbows with wealthy liberals who are only going to make things worse,” said Arizona Republican Party spokesman Tim Sifert.  “President Obama and his liberal cohorts have failed this country once already and Richard Carmona is part of their plan to do it again.”

BACKGROUND…

Richard Carmona Is The Handpicked Candidate Of President Barack Obama 

“On September 23, President Obama called Richard Carmona to encourage him to run,” said one Democratic strategist.  (Alexander Burns, Obama courts Ariz. Senate candidate, may contest state ‘heavily’, Politico, 10/06/11)

Carmona is one of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee’s favorite candidates and was personally courted by President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to get into the race.  (David Catanese, Bivens clears the way for Carmona, Politico, 3/27/2012)

And Has Taken Money From Numerous Liberals Like Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer and Al Franken  

  • Harry Reid’s Searchlight PAC Has Given Democrat Richard Carmona $10,000. (Center For Responsive Politics, www.opensecrets.org, Accessed 5/30/12)
  • Al Franken’s Midwest Values PAC Has Given Democrat Richard Carmona $10,000.(Center For Responsive Politics, www.opensecrets.org, Accessed 5/30/12)
  • Chuck Schumer’s Impact PAC Has Given Democrat Richard Carmona $10,000. (Center For Responsive Politics, www.opensecrets.org, Accessed 5/30/12)

President Obama Promised The Stimulus Would ‘Create Or Save’ 3.5 Million Jobs 

ASSOCIATED PRESS:  The Obama administration is defending its claim that the $787 billion economic stimulus plan will save or create 3.5 million jobs before 2011 even while conceding that unemployment will likely continue to rise beyond its earlier predictions.  (Stimulus plan will create or save 3.5 million jobs, White House says, Associated Press, 05/11/09)

Poverty and Unemployment Now Lasting Hallmarks of Obama Administration

  • In 2011, the official overall poverty rate was 15.0 percent. There were 46.2 million people in poverty in the U.S. (“Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2011″United States Census Bureau, Figure 4 and Table 3)
  • National unemployment rate for August 2011 is 8.1% (News Release, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, 9/7/2012)
  • Household income nationally in 2011 was 8.1% lower than in 2007 (“Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2011″ United States Census Bureau, Figure 1 and Table A-1)

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Rubber Stamp Rich Debuts! – Get the facts on Richard Carmona!

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Meet Richard “Rubberstamp” Carmona

The general election for United States Senate in Arizona begins today and the choice couldn’t be more clear. Jeff Flake is a principled leader who has fought both political parties in order to reform Washington. Flake will be a Senator who will provide a check and balance on President Obama and congressional Democrats, and fight to put America’s economy and job market back on track.

And then there’s Democrat Richard Carmona. Personally handpicked and recruited by President Barack Obama to run for the Senate in Arizona, Carmona has spent much of his campaign trying to hide the fact that he’ll be a rubber stamp for the Democrats’ liberal agenda in Washington.

In a new web video by the Flake campaign, we see why Richard Carmona is wrong for Arizona.

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Medicare Going Broke: Carmona’s Support of Obama Agenda Bad for Arizona Seniors

PHOENIX – Just as Democrat Richard Carmona answered the call from President Obama who asked him to run for the U.S. Senate, Carmona is backing ObamaCare which is funded by taking more than $700 billion out of Medicare. Recent reports show Obama’s fiscal mismanagement and failure to plan will cause Medicare to run out of money by 2024.

“President Obama said Medicare ‘is a big nightmare’ and based on his lack of a plan and failure of leadership, we’re never going to wake up from it,” said Arizona Republican Party spokesman Tim Sifert. “Obama actually raided more than $700 billion from Medicare to fund ObamaCare, and he’s out recruiting more Democrats like Richard Carmona to make sure it stays that way.”

The Republican National Committee today released an online timeline to count down the days until 2024 when Medicare will be bankrupt.

BACKGROUND …

Changes Made To Medicare Under ObamaCare Are “Not Viable In The Long Range”

“Further, while the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, as amended, makes important changes to the Medicare program and substantially improves its financial outlook, there is a strong likelihood that certain of these changes will not be viable in the long range.” (2010 Annual Report Of The Boards Of Trustees Of The Federal Hospital Insurance And Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds)

Medicare Trustees: Trust Fund To Be Exhausted In 2024

The Annual Report From The Medicare Trustees Reports That The Medicare Trust Fund Will Go Bankrupt Five Years Earlier Than Previously Predicted: “However, the HI trust fund is now estimated to be exhausted in 2024, 5 years earlier than was shown in last year’s report, and the fund is not adequately financed over the next 10 years. HI taxable earnings in 2010 were lower than previously estimated, and the rate of growth in these earnings is projected to accelerate and to exceed last year’s growth assumptions in 2011-2019. HI expenditures in 2010 were close to the previous estimate, but the projected level grows more rapidly than shown in last year’s report because of the projected faster growth in earnings. HI expenditures have exceeded income annually since 2008 and are projected to continue doing so through the short-range period until the fund becomes exhausted in 2024. In 2010, $32.3 billion in trust fund assets were redeemed to cover the shortfall of income relative to expenditures.” (2011 Annual Report Of The Boards Of Trustees Of The Federal Hospital Insurance And Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds)

Obama on Medicare: “A Big Nightmare”

During An Interview With ABC’s Charlie Gibson, Obama Said “Medicare Is A Whole Different Problem. I Mean, That Is A Big Nightmare” (Interview with Charles Gibson of ABC News, October 8, 2008)

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RNC Releases New Ad: “Serious Questions”

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President Obama just wrapped up another hard-hitting interview where he discussed America’s top concerns, like whether our president prefers green or red chiles, his take on “Call Me Maybe,” and what superpower he wished he had. It’s been over eight weeks since President Obama took a question from the White House Press Corps.

RNC Releases Graphic “Mr. President, We Have A Few Questions”

WASHINGTON – The Republican National Committee is out with a new graphic “Mr. President, We Have A Few Questions” that includes 10 questions that President Obama needs to answer. It has been nearly eight weeks since he has taken questions from the White House press corps, yet he’s had time to jet around the country raising money for his campaign. When will President Obama take responsibility for the economy and his staff’s behavior and quit dodging the tough questions?

“America faces tough challenges with high unemployment and exploding debt, yet President Obama hasn’t answered questions from the White House press corps in nearly eight weeks,” said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. “His administration is also embroiled in controversy and his campaign will not own up to the outrageous rhetoric being peddled by the Obama Super PAC and Vice President Biden. Why won’t President Obama take questions? Does he have something to hide? The American people deserve answers.”

Dreams from My REAL Father – Truth or Fiction?

This certainly makes a wild conspiracy theory story!

I was hesitant about posting this but it’s going to make the rounds anyway so our readers might as well discuss…

DFMFBO from Adam Smith on Vimeo.

What President Obama REALLY Said

This is the same clip President Obama is using to try and recant his comments that denigrated small business owners, but we know the truth. He said it and he meant it. If you keep attacking success, you’ll continue to have less of it. It’s as simple as that. See for yourself — you be the judge.

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These Aren’t Gaffes

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More Evidence that Obama’s Recruiting of Democrat Carmona Will Haunt Arizona

PHOENIX – On the heels of last week’s devastating 8% unemployment report, two new reports on the economy confirm President Obama’s tax hike plan and defense spending cuts will destroy even more jobs, including 50,000 in Arizona.  Democrat Richard Carmona, who was recruited to run for the U.S. Senate by Obama, would increase the power of Democrats to push these damaging tax proposals and cuts in defense industry jobs.

Ernst & Young released a study today showing unemployment would increase by .5 percent – meaning roughly 710,000 fewer jobs nationally – if the president’s small business tax hike is imposed.  And new research prepared for the Aerospace Industries Association predicts a loss of 1.1 million jobs nationwide if defense spending cuts go into effect.

“At a time when our country is so desperate for economic recovery, President Obama and his Democrat friends like Richard Carmona are raising taxes and hurting job creators,” said Tim Sifert, spokesman for the Arizona Republican Party.  “Carmona and his liberal Democrat pals are once again showing how ineffective they are in encouraging job growth and a strong economy.”

BACKGROUND …

Democrat tax hikes will cost 710,000 jobs:

* Output in the long-run would fall by 1.3%, or $200 billion, in today’s economy.
Employment in the long-run would fall by 0.5% or, roughly 710,000 fewer jobs, in today’s economy.
* Capital stock and investment in the long-run would fall by 1.4% and 2.4%, respectively.
* Real after-tax wages would fall by 1.8%, reflecting a decline in workers’ living standards (“Long-run macroeconomic impact of increasing tax rates on high-income taxpayers in 2013” Ernst & Young, July 2012)
Defense Cuts will kill 50,000 Arizona Jobs:
“Arizona: 49,189 Total Job Losses,” (Stephen Fuller, George Mason University, “State Employment Impacts of the Budget Control Act of 2011, Table 3.”) 

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New Study: Higher Tax Rates Will Hurt Economy, Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 17, 2012 —New research, released today by the National Federation of Independent Business, shows that allowing tax relief on the top individual rates to expire will hurt job creation and the economy. The report, published by top accounting firm Ernst & Young, shows raising top individual rates would hurt small-business job creators in particular.

“This report clearly shows that raising taxes on job creators will have a negative impact,” said NFIB President and CEO Dan Danner. “It is absolutely the wrong time to hike taxes on millions of business owners. On top of that, the threat that small businesses could get pushed over the Fiscal Cliff in order to push through this tax increase is creating an immeasurable amount of uncertainty among small businesses trying to plan for the future.”

Link: Long-run macroeconomic impact of increasing tax rates on high income taxpayers in 2013

The study, authored by Dr. Robert Carroll and Gerald Prante, estimated the effects of the policy advocated by President Obama and some Members of Congress to allow the top tax rates paid by small-business owners to rise sharply starting January 1, 2013. It finds that over time the economy would be 1.3 percent smaller and there would be 710,000 fewer jobs. More than 72 percent of S corporation income is earned by the half-million S corporation owners who pay the top two rates.

Increasing individual rates directly impacts small businesses organized as S corporations, partnerships, LLCs and sole proprietors, also known as “pass-through” businesses. NFIB research shows around 75 percent of all small businesses are organized in such a manner.

Together with the new 3.8 percent tax on investment income introduced in the health care reform law, the study finds that the top tax rate on pass-through business income would skyrocket from 35 to nearly 45 percent.

The study was commissioned by NFIB in partnership with the S Corporation Association, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Independent Community Bankers Association.

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