Tuesday, April 24, 2012

This is the speech of a president...the speech of a real leader!

Mitt Romney victory speech in New Hampshire

Romney's N.H. victory speech.  See it here:  http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0112/71302.html

Partial text of speech:
This state has always been a special place for our family. Ann and I made a home here and we’ve filled it with great memories of our children and grandchildren. And this Granite State moment is one we will always remember.

Tonight, we celebrate. Tomorrow, we go back to work.

We remember when Barack Obama came to New Hampshire four years ago.

He promised to bring people together.

He promised to change the broken system in Washington.

He promised to improve our nation.

Those were the days of lofty promises made by a hopeful candidate. Today, we are faced with the disappointing record of a failed President. The last three years have held a lot of change, but they haven’t offered much hope.

The middle class has been crushed. Nearly 24 million of our fellow Americans are still out of work, struggling to find work, or have just stopped looking. The median income has dropped 10% in four years.

Soldiers returning from the front lines are waiting in unemployment lines. Our debt is too high and our opportunities too few.

And this President wakes up every morning, looks out across America and is proud to announce, “It could be worse.”

It could be worse? Is that what it means to be an American? It could be worse?

Of course not.

What defines us as Americans is our unwavering conviction that we know it must be better.

That conviction guides our campaign. It has rallied millions of Americans in every corner of this country to our cause.

Over the last six months, I’ve listened to anxious voices in town meetings and visited with students and soldiers. In break rooms and living rooms, I’ve heard stories of families getting by on less, of carefully planned retirements now replaced by jobs at minimum wage. But even now, amidst the worst economy since the Great Depression, I’ve rarely heard a refrain of hopelessness.

Americans know that our future is brighter and better than these troubled times. We still believe in the hope, the promise, and the dream of America. We still believe in that shining city on a hill.

We know that the future of this country is better than 8 or 9% unemployment.
It is better than $15 trillion in debt.

It is better than the misguided policies and broken promises of the last three years – and the failed leadership of one man.

The President has run out of ideas. Now, he’s running out of excuses. And tonight, we are asking the good people of South Carolina to join the citizens of New Hampshire and make 2012 the year he runs out of time.

President Obama wants to put free enterprise on trial. In the last few days, we have seen some desperate Republicans join forces with him. This is such a mistake for our Party and for our nation. This country already has a leader who divides us with the bitter politics of envy. We must offer an alternative vision. I stand ready to lead us down a different path, where we are lifted up by our desire to succeed, not dragged down by a resentment of success. In these difficult times, we cannot abandon the core values that define us as unique — We are One Nation, Under God.

Read the rest of the speech here: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0112/71302.html#ixzz1t10nOtEQ

If Even Some Of This Is True, Obama Is So Much More Dangerous Than We Thought

President Obama face WH photo SC If even some of this is true, Obama is so much more dangerous than we thought

Years of living dangerously off of the U.S. taxpayers’ dime have certainly served the Obama-Dunham family well, according to investigative journalist Wayne Madsen.  Nevertheless, the downside for America is the Islamazation of Africa and Asia in a remarkable example of unintended consequences of foreign entanglements gone bad- very bad, indeed.

Wayne Madsen 32 page pdf file is opening up a Pandora’s Box of American foreign aid money dispensed wildly and broadly overseas.  The reporter cites American dollars intended to buy starving villagers rice actually going to finance foreign military weapons purchases for various wars, conflicts, and insurgencies.   Our tax dollars earned through the hard work and sweat equity have not been used to our benefit but rather to further the  Islamazation of these continents which is now almost complete.

The very aims and actions of politicians, faceless bureaucrats, and foreign service operatives (both covertly and not covertly) have come back to bite America at a time when our own citizens are suffering through economic trouble.  The investigative reporter’s dogged pursuit of the Obama-Dunham family odyssey in places from Jakarta to Jalalabad, and from the Ford Foundation to the Oval Office, makes for fascinating reading:  But how to verify it?

Rumors abound that Madsen has grown so fearful for his life that he has broken up with a long time companion and left the country.   A noted author and syndicated columnist, Madsen’s reports have been widely circulated.  He is the author of “Genocide and Covert Operations in Africa” and “Jaded Tasks: Big Oil, Black Ops & Brass Plates.”

A picture of Stanley Ann Dunham “visiting a Balinese duck farm officially as part of her work to secure bank loans for small businesses” is included in the five-part report of international intrigue and American dollars. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner’s father Peter Geithner acted as the Ford Foundation’s grant selector for projects in Indonesia, and President Obama’s mother worked for or with him as Madsen reports.

The report’s dizzying array of abbreviations, acronyms, NGO’s, and many other groups obfuscate duties, dollars, and destinies.

What a labyrinth to wade through!  Lost in all of this overseas stewpot are the unsuspecting U.S. citizens who pay for everything. But where is Madsen now?  Is all of what he says true?  He filed communiqués from the Obama Korean summit recently, that much we know, but is he safe?

What really is apropriate here is the admonishment of George Washington who warned America in his Farewell Address delivered to our new nation on 17 September 1796.  Washington said, “Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence the jealousy of free people ought to be constantly awake since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of a republican government.”

Could any of our politicians look into the eyes of America’s founder and say they have followed his advice when it comes to foreign aid? Mightily served by our founding fathers, America has been miserably served by her politicians!
Political indifference and religious hypocrites...a deadly pair
By: Diane Sori

Let me start off by saying that I abhor both political indifference and religious hypocrites. When people show a lack of interest, or little or no concern for what is happening in our country today, it’s sort of like mediocrity in its worse form.  And when you throw apathy and God into the mix...watch out!

Our country today is at a crossroads...do we continue down Barack Obama’s hoped for path towards socialism or do ‘We the People’ rise up and take America back to the way our Pledge of Allegiance says we are...”one nation under God with liberty and justice for all.”

While we continue to bicker amongst ourselves, ‘the enemy within’ and those who circle in orbit around him, sit back and laugh at the fact that we can’t seem to pull ourselves together into the cohesive unified force we’ve been talking about being, because God, or some people’s tunnel vision version of God, keeps getting thrown into the mix, to the delight of Obama and crew.

Lately, there have been serious musing and rumblings amongst the ranks of us patriots who began this journey together.  Remember our battle cry, ‘ANYBODY BUT OBAMA,’ well now it seems to be ‘anybody but Obama as long as it isn’t Romney.’  And that is so sad.  Instead of giving the man a chance to shine, his detractors keep coming up with same old sorry excuse of, ‘but he’s a Mormon.’  

Yes, he’s a Mormon, so what.  I think a little history lesson is needed right about now.  Article VI, Clause 3 of our Constitution, states “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.”  These very words were adopted at the Constitutional Convention two years before the First Amendment’s prohibition on “establishment of religion,” when even our Founders objected to informal religious tests by the religious hierarchy of the time.  Our Founders were more than willing to give positions of responsibility and authority to those who did not share their personal religious beliefs, so therefore, so should we.  

Also, remember that Abraham Lincoln, one of our greatest presidents, did not belong to any church at all.  “I have never spoken with intentional disrespect of religion in general, or of any denomination of Christians in particular.…. Leaving the higher matter of eternal consequences, between him and his Maker, I still do not think any man has the right thus to insult the feelings, and injure the morals, of the community in which he may live,” Lincoln said when he ran for Congress in 1846.  In other words, Lincoln was a tolerant man of the religious beliefs of others.

So, between Lincoln, our Founders, and our Constitution, I think a Mormon in the White House will be a welcome change from the muslim usurping traitor we have occupying it right now, and I think the Founders would agree with me.  So if it’s good enough for them it should be good enough for the know-it-all, it’s our way and our beliefs or no way, far right religious fringe. 

And even when the religious issues are settled, and I pray they will be soon, that still leaves us with the musings and rumblings of the politically indifferent whose whining getting on my nerves battle cry is, “the ‘fix’ is in, so why bother.”  To me that’s the worst kind of apathy of all.  If you can’t stand by your convictions and fight ‘the good fight’ than you are not the patriots you purport yourselves to be, because guess what folks, ‘the fix aint in’ unless we sit back, do nothing, and let it be in.  

Remember how some of us patriots started out all gung-ho and ready to take on the world, well some have now backed off, given-up, and are resolving themselves to another four years of Barack Hussein Obama.  I know some personally, and I want to just beat them over the head until some sense is knocked into them!  Giving-up is NOT an option here folks...it NEVER was and it NEVER will be!  While Obama and crew throw obstacle after obstacle in our path, we must push those obstacles aside and press on, if not for our sake, then for the sake of our children, because we all want them to have a country they can be proud of, a country ‘We the People’ had BEFORE Barack Hussein Obama took office. We want our children to have the freedom to live their lives as they so choose, and NOT to have to live under the yolk of a socialist regime with a muslim usurping traitor as the ‘anointed one’ for life.

So please, I ask all of you, no I beg you, please put your personal religious views and hatreds aside, put your defeatist attitudes aside, and help us forge ahead, united together in our original goal of ‘ANYBODY BUT OBAMA.’

Occupy threatens to shut down NYC

Manhattan-bound bridges, tunnels to be blocked during May Day protests

Occupy Wall Street is threatening to “shut down” New York City as part of May Day protests that includes plans to block Manhattan-bound bridges and tunnels.
As WND reported today, the move comes as Occupy has partnered with an anarchy movement to deploy joint chaotic actions aimed at protesting capitalism.

The bridge and tunnel plot is openly announced on Occupy’s official website.

“On May 1, 2012, autonomous direct action groups within Occupy Wall Street, as a part of the global mobilizations for general strike and economic non-compliance, will block one or more Manhattan-bound bridges or tunnels to protest the shameful opulence of the 1%.”

Occupy warns: “We are announcing these blockades now as a fair warning to the rest of the working people of New York and New Jersey who are considering joining the strikes and mobilizations of the day: the city will be shut down, so enjoy the day without the 99%!”

The protest is part of Occupy’s nationwide Day of Action planned for May 1..

Writing at the Huffington Post, Danny Schechter, editor of Mediachannel.org, warned Occupy may be co-opted by anarchy groups that could turn violent.

“Can this relatively new movement pull off an ambitious general strike to shut down a city like New York?” he asks. “In many ways, the success of this tactic requires alliances and coalitions that take far more time to build. Internal fears of “co-optation” may make it harder for Occupy to reach out to movements and political tendencies that are more reformist, although some labor unions are supportive.

“Throughout the history of May Day, there have been tensions between anarchists and socialists,” he writes.

While Schechter warns of “co-option,” Occupy has been openly coordinating with anarchy groups.

Last weekend, Occupy D.C. and an anti-capitalist group calling itself the Anarchist Alliance D.C. Network caused a ruckus at an International Monetary Fund convention. Protesters reportedly attached climbing ropes to security barricades outside the main IMF entry checkpoint and pulled down the barricades. Other ropes were used to pull down obstacles along the path delegates used to attend the meetings.

Some protesters stormed several hotels where IMF delegates were staying, including the Washington Circle Hotel and the Mayflower.

A Facebook “anarchy” page was created in the run-up to the IMF event. The page, titled “Anarchy Spring training and IMF protest in DC-April 19th to 20th-2012,” served as an online planning forum.

The Occupy Wall Street website initiated a subsection entitled “anarchy” in which related events are posted.

The site boasts of a Manhattan protest earlier this month, following an anarchy book fair, in which agitators marched through the streets turning over trash cans and spraying anarchy symbols on local businesses.

Protesters reportedly used eight-foot-long metal pipes to smash the windows of a Starbucks in New York’s East Village.

One group, calling itself the First of May Anarchist Alliance, has partnered with Occupy to protest the Trayvon Martin shooting.

The anarchy tactics apparently come directly from the playbook of a direct-action organization known as the Ruckus Society, which helped to spark the 1999 World Trade Organization protests in Seattle that turned violent.

Ruckus is directly tied to Occupy. WND previously reported how official direct-action training resources for Occupy events include several manuals from the Ruckus Society.

Ruckus was also listed as a “friend and partner” of Occupy events, including the movement’s Days of Action held in October 2011.

Ruckus is funded by the George Soros-financed Tides Center, which has been involved in Occupy since the movement’s onset.

Another grantee of Tides is the Adbusters magazine, which first announced the Occupy movement. MoveOn.org, which has joined Occupy, is funded by Tides.

Occupy’s May Day protests, meanwhile, have been officially sanctioned with permits from New York City.

The schedule includes a music lineup with artists and bands such as Das Racist, Dan Deacon, Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello, Immortal Technique, and Bobby Sanabria.

Revealed By WikiLeaks: Obama Team Stole Election, Bribed Jesse Jackson And Took Russian Money In 2008

obama medvedev SC Revealed By WikiLeaks: Obama Team Stole Election, Bribed Jesse Jackson And Took Russian Money In 2008

According to internal Emails circulated among the staff at Stratfor, an Austin Texas based private intelligence gathering firm, John McCain was presented with proof that Democrats in Pennsylvania and Ohio used voter fraud to win those states and committed other disturbing crimes. The communiqués were stolen and made public by WikiLeaks.

An Email dated November 7, 2008 under the subject line “ Insight – The Dems & Dirty Tricks ** Internal Use Only – Pls Do Not Forward **,” was sent by Fred Burton, Stratfor’s V.P. of Intelligence. It said in part, The black Dems were caught stuffing the ballot boxes in Philly and Ohio as reported the night of the election and Sen. McCain chose not to fight. The matter is not dead inside the party. It now becomes a matter of sequence now as to how and when to “out”. 

Burton also mentioned a “six-figure” Democrat donation/bribe to Jesse Jackson to buy his silence about Israel. On October 14, 2008 Jackson told fellow attendees in at the World Policy Forum in Evian France a ‘President Obama’ would “remove the clout of Zionists who have controlled American policy for decades.”

Burton continued with an explosive charge he apparently considered quite believable, The hunt is on for the sleezy Russian money into O-mans coffers. A smoking gun has already been found. Will get more on this when the time is right. My source was too giddy to continue. Can you say Clinton and ChiCom funny money? This also becomes a matter of how and when to out.

This allegation makes some sense of Obama’s reassurances to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev caught by an open mic. 

Obama said “….but it’s important for him [Putin] to give me space.”

Medvedev responded: “Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you …”

Obama: “This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility.”

Medvedev: “I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir [Putin]…”

Fred Burton is a known quantity in the highest Intelligence circles. He has been Deputy Chief of the Department of State’s counterterrorism division for the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS).

Stratfor has acknowledged that last December its internal communications system was hacked and the group “Anonymous” has taken credit for the sabotage.  WikiLeaks started to publish Stratfor’s stolen Emails last month. Startfor will neither confirm nor deny whether the communiqués attributed to its staff are real or fabrications.

Congressman Darrell Issa are you listening?

The woman who publicly admitted she wanted US troops to invade Israel has been appointed to chair Barack Obama’s Genocide Board


Despite his phony claims of ‘having Israel’s back,’ Barack Obama appointed Samantha Power to head his new Atrocities Prevention Board. This is the same Samantha Power who called for US forces to invade Israel and be stationed on their border to force through a ‘peace’ settlement.

Yid with Lid  Power was a foreign policy adviser to the Obama campaign in 2008 when she blamed the Jews for the criticism of then Candidate Obama’s foreign policy platform.
“There will be situations where the priority is self-defence,” she says, indicating that a preference for multilateralism only goes so far. “President Obama, like every other leader on earth, is still going to be looking out for national and economic interests. States don’t cease to be states overnight just because they get a great visionary as their new president.” But it is politically impossible for Obama to talk to Hamas, even if he wants to. She can’t say that, though, especially when vicious internet smears are making lurid allegations about his “Muslim past”….”So much of it is about: ‘Is he going to be good for the Jews?’”
Samantha Powers has attacked Israel when it had done no wrong, and blamed the Jews for Obama’s campaign troubles. The appointment of Samantha Power to head up the new Atrocities Prevention Board, which under her tutelage is sure to become a forum for false attacks against Israel, is just one more example of Obama’s  actions not matching his words.

In 2002 she sat for an interview with Harry Kreisler, the director of the Institute for International Studies at Berkeley. Kreisler asked her the following question: 

Let’s say you were an advisor to the President of the United States, how would you respond to current events in Israel? Would you advise him to put a structure in place to monitor that situation, at least if one party or another [starts] looking like they might be moving toward genocide?

Power’s response seen in the video below is her advice to the President:

  • “Alienate” the American Jewish community, and indeed all Americans, such as evangelical Christians, who support the state of Israel, because Israeli leaders are “destroying the lives of their own people.”

  •  Pour billions of dollars of the taxpayers’ money into “the new state of Palestine”


And while we’re on the subject of genocide:

Radical Islamic Genocide – overview  1912 – 2012 = at least 12 million victims

1.) Targeting Christians (750,000 Assyrians, 500,000 Greeks and 1.5 million Armenians.* = 2.7 million) by Islamic Turkey (as an ethnic cleansing* as well as a jihad**), was genocide!

2.) Annihilating 3 million * Bangalis in 1971 by Pakistanis who thought they are ethnically and religiously inferior or not “pure”* *, was genocide.

3.) Massacring three million* of Igbo/Biafrans between May 30th 1967 and January 1970 by the Islamic government of Nigeria,* as part of a holy war,’* was genocide.

4.) The jihadists linked TNI*; Muslim government of Indonesia’s massacres of at least 200,000* Christians in East Timor. Asides from ethnic cleansing* *, the Muslim soldiers were told they’re fighting a jihad against Christian infidels.* It was a genocide.

5.) Targetng of indigenous Africans (“inferior” Dinkas*) by Sharia-ptomoters* Afro-Arab supremacists Northen Sudanese in order to kill as many as possible (2.5 Million dead. *Victims resulting from both motivations: Arab racism and jihad* *), is genocide…

6.) Targeting of non-Arabs such as the ethnic Kurds, by pan-Arabist racist Saddam Hussein (who regarded them as “infidels,” in Koran terminology*, 500,000 victims *), is genocide.

7.) The ethno-religious* war by Arab-Muslims in Egypt upon indigenous* Egpytian Christian Copts. (Over 10,000 victims*). Is genocide.

8.) Targeting Jews by intolerant* * * Arab-Muslims inside or outside Israel (while using its own Arab civilians), in an intend to kill as many Jews as possible, including via method of ‘genocide bombing,’* (a chain of planned massacres, since the 1920s * by the fascist* ‘Arab Fuhrer,’* the Mufti). Is attempted genocide!

9.) Targeting by apartheid* Syria, Arab-Islamic Alawites supremacists upon Sunnis to kill as many as possible (11,000 dead *), is Genocide!

Sheriff Joe releasing more on Obama

'I have no intention of resigning'

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio finds himself under increasing attack as he prepares to release new findings in his investigation of President Obama’s eligibility for the state’s 2012 election ballot.

“I have no intention of resigning,” said Arpaio, who is running for his sixth term as sheriff of Maricopa County. “They forget I have a four-decades long career in federal law enforcement that includes having been a special agent for the FBI and having worked for the Drug Enforcement Agency in the United States, as well as in Argentina, Turkey and Mexico.”

WND previously reported the intensity of attacks on Arpaio at both a state and national level.

Already, Arpaio has announced that his volunteer law enforcement investigation has found probable cause that Obama’s long-form birth certificate and his Selective Service registration form are forgeries. Arpaio and his team made the announcement at a March 1 press conference.

A second press conference is expected in the next few weeks to announce more findings Arpaio suggests will be explosive.

Last week, Arizona Republic columnist Laurie Roberts wrote a piece in which she reminded Arpaio of his pledge 20 years ago when he first ran as a candidate for Maricopa County sheriff to serve only one term and turn the office into an appointed post. Arpaio has said that his campaign pledge was a mistake, because if he reported to a political official, he would have been fired 20 years ago and not had the liberty to “do what I felt was right for the people that I serve.”

WND has previously reported that political operative Randy Parraz, a self-described “organizer,” has been running a determined campaign to oust Arpaio from office.

Parraz, together with a small group of activists operating under Parraz’s “newly formed organization, Citizens for a Better Arizona, have unsuccessfully tried to disrupt meetings of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to demand the oversight group vote to request Arpaio’s resignation.

Arpaio, an elected sheriff, cannot be removed from office by a vote of the county board.

But the ineffectiveness of Parraz’s own political actions against Arpaio has not stopped him from expressing frustration that the Obama administration is taking so long to press Arpaio in federal court.

“We’re not sitting back waiting on the federal government on this,” Parraz recently told TPM. “They move at a pace that’s not conductive to the situation.”

Meanwhile, establishment media have portrayed Arpaio as politically isolated and likely to face federal criminal and civil charges by the Justice Department in Federal District Court.

At the same time, media have downplayed Democratic Party scandals such as Fast and Furious, resignations from the Arizona U.S. Attorney’s office and the possibility the U.S. Supreme Court could uphold the constitutionality of the Arizona legislature’s bill to ensure its citizens are protected from civil and criminal offenses caused by illegal immigrants the federal government is unwilling to police.

A massive corruption scandal in Maricopa County

As WND reported, new impetus was given to the anti-Arpaio campaign by the recent disbarment of Maricopa County attorney Andrew Thomas in a complicated corruption case.

Establishment media have largely ignored, however, the fact that Thomas and Assistant Prosecutor Lisa Aubuchon were disbarred for filing criminal charges against Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Gary Donahoe and two members of the Board of Supervisors, which oversees Arpaio’s office, Mary Rose Wilcox and Don Stapley. Both are determined Arpaio foes.

The corruption charges against Wilcox and Stapley were never adjudicated after a Pima County judge dismissed the case due to prosecutorial misconduct.

Still, the evidence of government corruption in Maricopa County abounds.

WND reported that as many as 11 Maricopa County employees have been terminated in recent months for allegedly accepting bribes in a court tower construction scandal – one of the Thomas investigations that was terminated by the counter-attack on Thomas that resulted in the disbarment decision.

Still, media have not noted that a grand jury brought more than 100 charges against Stapley for a wide variety of alleged criminal activity, including failing to file financial disclosures to accepting expensive gifts such as three-week Hawaiian vacations and ski trips for him and his family.

Now, Arpaio’s opponents in Arizona are pressing for a federal criminal grand jury to press charges against him for his involvement with Thomas in trying to root out corruption in Maricopa County.

Even if no criminal trial results, Arpaio’s opponents hope to have him under federal criminal indictment at the same time the U.S. Department of Justice presses a civil case against him in the federal courts, alleging he has systematically implemented a policy of violating the federal civil rights of Hispanics.

Fast and Furious

In July 2011, Dennis Burke, a prominent Democratic Party operative in Arizona, resigned as U.S. Attorney, just as the House Oversight Committee and an internal Justice Department internal investigation began focusing on the role Arizona played in Fast and Furious.

Before taking the job of U.S. Attorney in Arizona, Burke had served as chief of staff to Janet Napolitano when she was the governor of Arizona. He then was a senior advisor to Napolitano when she moved to Washington to become Homeland Security Secretary in 2009 under the in-coming Obama administration.

When Burke resigned, Politico reported any aspirations he might have to follow Napolitano’s footsteps as a tough-on-crime Democrat by becoming Arizona attorney general and then running for governor were dashed.

At the time he resigned, Burke was considered a possible Democratic Party candidate for the seat being vacated by Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., or as a candidate for governor in 2014.

The next resignation was by Patrick J. Cunningham, the head of the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona, who had announced he would take the Fifth Amendment rather than testify before Congress regarding the Department of Justice’s scandalous gun-running operation “Fast and Furious.”

In Arizona, Cunningham was widely regarded as Burke’s “No. 1 Guy,” as noted by reporter David Codrea of the Gun Rights Examiner.

Consistently, Arizona’s two Republican senators, Kyl and John McCain, have refused to come to Arpaio’s defense.

In March, WND reported Kyle and McCain had given their approval to the Obama administration nomination as U.S. attorney in Arizona of John Leonardo, a former Arizona judge with a history of judicial rulings adverse to Arpaio.

Leonardo, who retired last month as Pima County Superior Court judge, threw out an indictment in 2010 against Maricopa County Supervisor Wilcox, a Democrat and an outspoken critic of Arpaio.

In that case, State of Arizona v. Mary Rose Wilcox, Leonardo asserted that Arpaio had “misused the power of his office to target members of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors for criminal investigations.”

Radical outside agitator plots against Arpaio

Parraz, born in California in 1967, has an elite education, having received his B.A. degree from the University of California Berkeley, a Masters from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and a Juris Doctorate from the University of California Berkeley.

In 1994, while yet a graduate student at the Kennedy School, Parraz was recruited to work as a community organizer in Dallas, Texas, by the Industrial Areas Foundation, or IAF, a Saul Alinsky-oriented organization based in Chicago.

According to the National Latino Congress website, it was in Dallas, working for the IAF, that “Parraz learned the fundamentals of the Saul Alinsky model of church-based community organizing.”

In 2002, the national AFL-CIO transplanted Parraz into Arizona to serve as the union’s Arizona state director, a position he held until 2004.

Parraz left the AFL-CIO to accept a two-year fellowship with Echoing Green, a global organization promoting “social entrepreneurs.”

During this two-year fellowship, Parraz and his associate, Scott Sherman, pursued their idea of establishing a “Transformative Action Institute” by presenting their model for progressive social change to what the National Latino Congress estimated was more than 1,000 students. They offered classes at UC Berkeley, Yale, Princeton, New York University, UCLA, UC Irvine, and California State University Fullerton.

In 2007, Parraz returned to Arizona to work as a “residential organizer” for the Laborer’s International union of North America, better known as LiUNA, where by 2009, he received total compensation in excess of $125,000 a year, according to the organization’s official records.

After the Arizona legislature passed SB 1070, widely regarded as the toughest state law passed at that time to oppose illegal immigration, Parraz founded the East Valley Patriots for American Values, the EVPAV, to focus on the recall of Arizona State Senate President Russell Pearce, a long-time Republican state senator and the legislator considered the architect of SB 1070.

Parraz evolved the EVPAV into the Citizens for a Better Arizona, a 501(c)4 organization that dedicated its efforts to the Pearce recall, despite the tax-favored status of the organization requiring it to pursue a “nonpartisan” purpose.

In a recall election held Nov. 4, 2011, in which Democrats were allowed to vote, Pearce lost to his only remaining opponent – Republican challenger Jerry Lewis, a political moderate but, like Pearce, a Mormon.

This week Arizona is prepared to go before the U.S. Supreme Court to defend the constitutionality of SB 1070.

The Parraz-engineered defeat of Pearce has been portrayed in establishment media as evidence that Arpaio is being isolated as his “world crumbles” and “his closest allies have fallen.”

Meanwhile, media have downplayed evidence that a third gun traceable to Fast and Furious may have been used in the murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, while avoiding any suggestion the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Phoenix may have played a role in suppressing news of the newly discovered weapon.

Read the preliminary findings of Sheriff Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse investigation after six months investigating Obama’s constitutional eligibility to serve as president in “A Question of Eligibility,” co-authored by Jerome Corsi and Mike Zullo.