Jeff Flake’s deceit exceeded only by his arrogance

August 25, 2016

The fact that Donald Trump won the GOP nomination over 16 other candidates is of no consequence to Flake

Jeff Flake, a first term U.S. Senator, who previously spent 6 terms in the U.S. House, used the banner of the Republican Party as he barely squeaked into office in 2012 by a mere 3 points. He was helped over the finish line with ample assists from the retiring Sen. Jon Kyl and the eager-to-buck GOP principles, self anointed maverick, John McCain — both of whom taught Flake the value of campaigning to the right and once elected, veering left.

These linked campaign ads show Kyl and McCain each taking their turns being tough on the border. Immediately after the ballots were counted they shepherded amnesty legislation. As a senate candidate, taking a cue from his mentors, Flake drew the wrath of the open borders newspaper, sending the editorialist spinning into apoplectic spasms. It was energy wasted. Following the election, he joined McCain crafting the infamous amnesty-gifting Gang of Eight. Arizona conservatives have had decades to get used to the duplicity, but somehow it still catches many off guard.

Now Jeff Flake is winging it on his own since the 6-year U.S. Senate terms are staggered and McCain is in a tight race against conservative Dr. Kelli Ward forcing him into uncharacteristic silence, as his vicious, out-of-state PACs do his dirty work against her.

So Flake has decided to veer into punditdom, opining Donald Trump, the GOP’s presidential nominee, “can‘t win and shouldn’t win,” the election. The only takeaway from that statement is that Flake will be supporting scandal-plagued leftist Hillary Clinton. SRAZ came to that conclusion in July with this post.

At a Tuesday event at the offices of Allstate Insurance in Tempe, Flake lobbed a barrage of spew at Trump, even disapproving of the way Trump expressed “regret” for some past comments. Flake, of course, remains the ideal in the apology department. When his son Tanner, used offensive racial, anti-Semitic and homophobic slurs on his Twitter account, papa Flake stepped in and publicly apologized for him, letting a teachable moment pass.

Flake got his foot in the political door when U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon honored his term limit pledge and stepped down after three two-year terms. Flake made the same pledge, but the seductive siren call of Washington was too bewitching for him to resist, and he announced that “it was a mistake to limit my terms,” even grinning and declaring, “I lied.” Was that an apology?  Did it meet the standard Flake holds for Trump?

In July we postedSo you think you know Jeff Flake? Think again,” Is it any wonder Flake is rated as one of the nation’s least popular senators? He shares the dishonor with his mentor John McCain.

Though Flake appears to revel in his role as chief Trump hatchet man, those of us who have actual conservative views are appalled at the arrogance Flake exhibits. He needs to be primaried by a conservative when he runs for reelection.


Team McCain reportedly engaging in ballot harvesting

August 24, 2016

The corrupt practice of ‘ballot harvesting — collecting voted or unvoted ballots which are then filled out by others who deliver boxes of them to polling places has been exposed to such an extent that the Arizona legislature passed HB 2023 making the practice a Class 6 Felony. It was signed into law by Gov. Ducey in early March. The fraudulent action, utilized in minority neighborhoods most often by Hispanic advocacy groups, affects us all since it undercuts the integrity that each and every citizen has a right to expect from our election process.

Despite the law, the Arizona Daily Independent reports that John McCain’s team is also in on the act.  As a U.S. Senator since before many of his constituents were even born, the 80-year-old McCain, now running — scared  — for a sixth 6-year term, has voted on laws that affect the lives of Americans across the entire United States  He should know better than to authorize young, paid recruits working for him engage in such deceptive practices.

To skirt the law, Hispanic voter advocacy groups are now collecting people rather than ballots, renting vans to transport voters to the polls. They are recruiting high school students as drivers, and have announced they plan to deliver 50,000 people to the polls on Aug. 30. Our best advice is to stay off the roads in the areas where these young drivers with vans full of ballot clutching passengers are being madly shuttled back and forth. Are the drivers insured? Are they getting extra credit for skipping class to engage in this “civic duty“? Are the rental agencies aware of the fact that numerous drivers, insured or not, will be driving the vehicles?

McCain’s recruits are less obvious. McCain is being challenged by Dr. Kelli Ward, a vibrant former two-term state senator and family practice physician who has the savvy to work on restructuring the nightmare known as Obamacare. Unsavory out-of-state dark money PACs hustling for McCain in a desperate attempt to keep him around to do their bidding have bizarrely mischaracterized her as helping ISIS terrorists, though votes cast in the state legislature have nothing to do with issues of national security. Those take place in Washington D.C. where McCain has spent decades.

Her husbandDr. Michael Wardan Air Force Colonel, who has served voluntary tours of duty in global hot spots, is the Arizona State Flight Surgeon. The couple has three children.

Watch (scroll down for video) Dr. Kelli Ward, listen to her message, check out her issues pagesShe’s the real deal and wants you to vote. No one will be flouting the law to harvest your ballot.

The stark differences between John McCain and Dr. Kelli Ward can be seen here.


If John McCain’s the answer, what was the question?

August 23, 2016

There’s been a good deal of grumbling over the fact that Dish Network no longer carries NewsMax in the Phoenix market. With the publication of this absurd editorial, the broken ties will be much easier to take.

Sounding as if the puff piece came directly from the McCain fact manipulation mill, the poorly written, fabrication-filled endorsement would be laughable if not so disappointing. The writer obviously is not an Arizona voter or active in the Arizona Republican Party whose elected Precinct Committeemen overwhelmingly voted a censure resolution against John McCain in an unprecedented action at a statewide meeting of delegates in 2014. He had previously been censured at the annual mandatory Maricopa County meeting — the nation’s fourth largest — by a vote of 1,150 in support with only 351 opposed. These numbers reflect more than “some critics” who “complain he’s not conservative enough,” as described in the piece.

As to Obama “despising” McCain, that’s hardly the case. McCain has been a frequent visitor to the Obama White House. They are both cunning enough to contrive public differences to insulate McCain during this tough election year.

We are told, presumably with a straight face, “conservative icons in the senate have stepped forward to endorse McCain.“ All three are junior senators from their respective states and have been in the U.S. Senate for a single year — each taking their oath of office in January 2015.

The editorial has all the makings of a good baloney sandwich. Responding to it all would be a pointless exercise in tedium. The facts omitted about Dr. Kelli Ward, McCain’s primary challenger speak volumes. Instead they were obscured by phony allegations of chemtrail obsessions and her votes to aid ISIS — while in the state senate. Any fifth grader paying attention knows that issues relating to national security are considered in Washington, D.C. not the state legislature. But facts don’t keep the far left, well oiled pro-McCain out-of-state PAC machine from making outrageous allegations.

Reading the editorial, you would not be aware that Dr. Kelli Ward is a family practice physician. Her husband, Dr. Michael Ward, an Air Force Colonel, who has served voluntary tours of duty in global hot spots, is the Arizona State Flight Surgeon. The couple has three children.

Watch (scroll down for video) Dr. Kelli Ward, listen to her message, check out her issues pages. Then decide if the 80-year-old McCain, who is arrogantly running for a sixth 6-year term is long past being the answer to problems. Remember the Veteran’s Administration scandal erupted in Phoenix, within a short distance from McCain’s penthouse — one of the 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, or 11 homes he and Cindy own. He’s not sure.

If you think a sovereign nation doesn’t need enforceable borders, and it’s wise to reward those who illegally invade the United States with the gift of citizenship in these perilous times, John McCain is your guy. If you enjoy being repeatedly lied to on such major issues, go with McCain. If you’re looking for an honest, vibrant and accomplished woman who knows how to get things done, Dr. Kelli Ward deserves your vote. 


AZ Republic peddles the fraud of moral relativism

August 22, 2016

In what is clearly not a coincidence, the Arizona Republic runs two articles a single day apart. Each deals with faith.  Article One, titled, “The Many Faces of One Faith,“ is three pages in length. The faith in question is Islam. The oversized quote accompanying the report is attributed to Hani Rahal, identified as Leader of Al-Mahdi Benevolent Foundation. His quote? “Many Americans are afraid of the unknown, they don’t know what Islam is.”

In fact, in recent years Americans have come to know what certain adherents of Islam tell us and show us it is.  No rational observer believes all Muslims follow such beliefs, though this National Review report, Obama’s Bad Math on Islamic Terrorism, is rife with disturbing polling data and specifics that give rise to suspicions. It also makes the point that Muslims are no more fundamentally bad than Christians or Jews. But it is not true, as Barack Obama has said, “99.9 percent of Muslims” reject Islamic terrorism. Obama’s 99.9 percent figure is demonstrably false. Pew Research has polled the issue extensively. In surveys of the Muslim populations of nine majority-Muslim countries, an average of 57 percent have an unfavorable view of al-Qaeda, not 99.9 percent. Thirteen percent have a favorable view of al-Qaeda, not 0.1 percent. 

Article Two in the Sunday edition uses an almost 90-year-old Holocaust survivor to make the point that she was hated merely for who she was. The horrors she endured have no relationship to mainstream American Muslims, though that is the point attempting to be made. The Nazis rounded up 6-million Jews and millions of others and sent them to death camps where they were starved and subjected to unspeakable atrocities, then gassed or put into ovens. American Muslims, described as being about 70 percent Democrat, live ordinary lives here. There are no parallels to 1930’s and 40’s Europe.

The elderly Holocaust victim was led down the Primrose Path by columnist Karina Bland, who specializes in midlife travails and was clearly over her head in making this moral equivalency on behalf of introducing individual Valley Muslims and their faith.

The differences are stark. European Jews did not commit heinous crimes in the name of God. They did not behead, bomb, drive massive trucks through crowds engaged in outdoor festivities with their children. They did not butcher or strap on suicide vests to randomly slaughter wedding attendees, shoppers or diners. They did not commandeer commercial airliners and fly them into skyscrapers. They did not hand out candy to their children as they celebrated wholesale slaughters, accompanied by joyful shouts of “Allahu Akbar!” which translates to “Allah is greater!”  — meaning Allah Is Greater Than Your God or Government. Robert Spencer of “Jihad Watch” provides a more complete explanation.

Islam is fundamentally different than the religions of Christianity or Judaism. Islam, the fastest growing worldwide, demands strict adherence to its precepts, which are often incompatible with our Constitutionally granted freedoms, since it seeks dominance. Tom Trinko at “American Thinker” provides an in-depth analysis in his column, Islam: Not Just a ReligionFor the Arizona Republic to use an elderly victim to try to convince us otherwise is reprehensible but understandable, as Obama opens America’s  floodgates to hundreds of thousands of unable to be vetted Muslim “refugees.”


Politically motivated Judge refers Sheriff Arpaio, aides for prosecution?

August 21, 2016

Seemingly vendetta-based action timed to coincide with election

Unable to contain their elation, the crew at the Arizona Republic reported on Saturday with bared teeth and an all cap, declaration of war-sized headline, “CRIMINAL CONTEMPT.” The sense is the exact model of the coverage, including the 7 x 7 inch unflattering photo of Sheriff Joe Arpaio was on ice waiting for the judge’s order. They were showing irritation on May 31, when the newspaper’s testy report was titled, “No ruling yet on criminal charges for Arpaio.”

That moment came on Friday when U.S. District Court Judge G. Murray Snow haughtily wrote:”Criminal contempt serves to vindicate the Court’s authority by punishing the intentional disregard for that authority.” 

 Judge Snow was appointed to the federal bench on the recommendation of Sens. John McCain and Jon Kyl, He was given the fast-track, green light by Democrat Sen. Harry Reid, who announced “all Senators should be aware that this vote will occur very quickly…” Snow was nominated to the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona by President George W. Bush, but without a recorded confirmation vote. This unanimous consent agreement sufficed. Federal judges do not stand for either election or retention. They hold their positions until they decide to retire or are unable to fulfill the duties.

The 32-page Criminal Contempt Order signed Aug. 18, 2016 by Judge G. Murray Snow can be read here. Being forwarded to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for possible criminal contempt charges are Sheriff  Joe Arpaio, his Chief Deputy Jerry Sheridan, the MCSO’s former Professional Standards Bureau Captain Steve Bailey, and Arpaio’s former attorney Michele Iafrate.

In May 2015, Breitbart reported on incendiary comments alleged to have been made by Judge Snow’s wife to a friend and overheard in a Valley restaurant. The allegations which were never denied by either the judge or his wife, should have caused Judge Snow to recuse himself from this case. He did not. A motion for recusal was filed, Snow remained on the case.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been the focus of professional agitators and race-baiters who have spent years filing claims against him and loudly protesting outside his office, beating drums, screaming and holding derogatory signs — as they accuse him of racial profiling, a charge he has steadfastly denied. He has complied with previous judicial orders intended to rein in control of the office he  has repeatedly been elected to lead. This contempt charge appears suspiciously timed to coincide with the upcoming election.

Vote for Sheriff Arpaio, a dedicated, career lawman who has always done the job Maricopa County citizens have elected him to do.


Don’t candidates have more to do than endorse other candidates?

August 20, 2016

Former office holders are also resurrecting themselves as endorsers

It’s the end run to Primary Election Day on Aug. 30. If you signed up for an early ballot it’s time to get it filled out and mailed to ensure it’s received and counted. This election is crucial on many levels.  Our mailboxes are being flooded with flyers as are our email in-boxes. Squish Republicans are suddenly trying to convince us they are “conservatives,” which appears to be the operative word among slick RINOs trying to dupe us and garner votes they would not otherwise receive.

Among the oddest standouts are the endorsements that make us wonder what the enticement is. GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump and his VP running mate Mike Pence have taken time out of their busy schedule to endorse John McCain as he runs for another six-year senate term at age 80. They are joined by Gov. Doug Ducey, whose first job when he moved to Arizona to attend ASU was working for Cindy Hensley McCain’s Anheuser-Busch wholesale beer distributorship. The burning question is why are any of them going after Dr. Kelli Ward and asserting she has a “radical agenda,” while deceptively claiming John McCain is “conservative?”

Pence came to Phoenix in 2008 and while here endorsed a lifelong Democrat who had registered as a Republican five days before filing as a candidate for a state House seat. The newly minted Republican has not gotten better with time. Ducey appointed the ethically challenged dude with a propensity for wearing sun glasses indoors to head the Arizona Lottery and was forced to ask him to resign in short order.

A bunch of formers are getting in on the action. Lackluster former Secretary of State Ken Bennett, a longtime Prescott resident has been living in Phoenix and was chairman of LD 24 requiring residency in the district. He’s run unsuccessfully for several offices over the years and is now trying his luck running for Congress in CD1. Former U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl and former U.S. Rep. John Shadegg are climbing on his bandwagon in the district that mainly encompasses northern and eastern Arizona. With his politically motivated meandering, Bennett resembles a perennial job seeker without a core.

John McCain was censured by statewide elected officials within his own party, is funded by high dollar liberal PACs and radical leftist multi-billionaire George Soros.  Yet he just sent out another whining email plea for more money to attack primary opponent Dr. Kelli Ward a family practice physician and former two-term (two years each) state Senator. The man who has hung his baseball cap on being an aisle-crossing maverick for decades has the gall to refer to himself as a “conservative.”   Paul Ryan has sent out an email accusing the Dems of being “rubber stamps,” a position with which Ryan has more than a passing knowledge. He has sent out an email request for cash on behalf of McCain, claiming “all of the commonsense conservative legislation we pass” will be in jeopardy. Would that be McCain’s pet issue of amnesty for illegal invaders that Ryan also approves?

It’s not called the crazy season without cause. Remember to mark your ballot for Dr. Kelli Ward for the U.S. Senate. Read her bio, watch her video. Arizonans are fortunate to have someone of her caliber and background run for the U.S. Senate. Unlike McCain, Dr. Ward will never call Hillary Clintona rock star.” Unlike McCain, she fully supports our Second Amendment rightsIt’s past time for a change. Your vote is your voice.


McCain colluders Graham, Lynch set to scuttle Trump….& UPDATE

August 19, 2016

Update-tagEureka!  We Found AZ’s Elusive Presidential Electors

Although attempts to locate the names of those representing Arizona’s Republican voters as members of the 2016 Electoral College were dead ends, we finally located the following list. Since they were appointed by Arizona Republican Chairman Robert Graham, it would seem reasonable they would be proudly displayed on the AZ GOP website. They were not. He should have been happy enough with these McCain-supporting electors to have given them prominence. Why the secrecy?

The Arizona presidential electors are Foster Morgan of Glendale, Walter Begay of Kayenta, Bruce Ash of Tucson, Sharon Giese of Mesa, Jim O’Connor and Jerry Hayden of Scottsdale, and Robert Graham, Edward Robson, Joyce Carol, Alberto Gutier and Jane Lynch of Phoenix.

Politico runs a disturbing report regarding GOP Electoral College members stating they will not support Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee. Jane Lynch, an Arizona elector,is quoted as saying she’ll likely cast her personal vote for libertarian Gary Johnson or a write-in candidate.

In other words, Jane Lynch will be supporting Hillary Clinton. And why not?  Lynch was a founding member of the deceptively named Grassroots Arizona PAC, rife with out-of-state Obama donors, bent on taking out conservatives. Connect the dots. One of the initial donors to the PAC was Paul Hickman, who at the time was John McCain’s Arizona chief of staff. 

 “I don’t like the fact that I’m going to do this,” said Lynch regarding committing her electoral vote to Trump. The 75-year-old Lynch who has attended eight national Republican conventions affirmed her belief that there’s an increasing likelihood that Trump will lose Arizona to Hillary Clinton. 

“Bill Clinton did win Arizona in 1996,” she recalled. “So it’s not too far-fetched that Mrs. Clinton might win Arizona.” Lynch’s wishful thinking isn’t factoring in Obama fatigue, the ongoing scandals engulfing Hillary, her deteriorating health, the generational divide separating the Clinton candidacies, nearly $20 Trillion dollars in debt, the emergence of ISIS under her terms as Secretary of State, and the fact that Slick Willy was a more likable figure than Shrillary.

The President of the United States is not elected by popular vote but rather by electors in the Electoral College. In 2016, Arizona has 11 electoral votes. Arizona’s share of electoral votes represents 2 percent of the 538 electoral votes up for grabs in the general election and 4 percent of the 270 votes needed to be elected president. Electors of both the Republican and Democrat parties are selected by their party chairmen.

In the case of Jane Lynch, GOP chairman Robert Graham bears the responsibility for choosing a like-minded, known McCain ally, who gives lip service to Republican values, but turns decidedly squishy when backbone counts, like the aisle crossing, pro-amnesty maverick himself. The list of Arizona’s members of the 2016 Electoral College appears to be shrouded in secrecy, since numerous attempts to locate their names proved fruitless.

The conservative grassroots of the Republican Party are well aware of Robert Graham’s close ties to John McCain. Graham’s appointment of Lynch, whose stated intent to betray the Republican presidential candidate aligns with McCain’s ongoing betrayals of Republican principles. An abbreviated list of only a dozen such deceits can be read here. Memory refreshing is a good thing.


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