Run, Jeff, Run!

March 17, 2018

Trump hater Jeff Flake titillates his own ego

Jeff Flake, Arizona’s RINO underling to maverick mentor John McCain, .traveled to New Hampshire Friday to strut his stuff. The state’s significance is not lost on political observers since it hosts the first-in-the-nation primary.

 Delusional Flake says he’s not ruled out challenging President Donald Trump, either in the Republican primary or as a Independent if no one else takes on the president in 2020. Trump, a political outsider, spectacularly won the GOP nomination over 16 other GOP presidential candidates — far more intelligent and experienced than Flake — as he waged a precedent shattering campaign that defied political critics. (video)

Flake, who reneged on his pledge not to run for more than three two-year terms when elected to the U.S. House in 2002, has polled so low — carrying an 18% approval rating — that he was forced to withdraw from a second senate term in order to avoid a demoralizing embarrassment.   Conservative Review gives Jeff Flake a big, fat “F” listing him as Number 2 on a list of 25 RINOs.

“I stand before you today, the rarest of species, the American conservative,” — translating his personal concept of conservative to “Americanus NeverTrumpus,“ — Flake told the sparsely filled room of Democrats and establishment Republican business execs at the Politics and Eggs breakfast at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics. Not surprisingly, they greeted him with a standing ovation.

Libertarian Flake has never been a conservative, though he likes to bandy the term around when it suits his agenda, which is open borders with amnesty and eventually voting rights for the illegal invaders he treasures above American citizens.

The only jobs Flake has ever held outside of feeding at the political trough, were as a registered foreign agent in the African nation of Namibia, lobbying for Rossing Uranium, a mining company with ties to Iran — and a stint working for the Goldwater Institute in Phoenix.

The Goldwater Institute is Libertarian, not conservative. It took no official position on the so-called “medical” marijuana issue which unfortunately passed in the state.  Neither did it take a position on the disastrous minimum wage hike that actually caused many low wage workers to lose their jobs when their small business employers were forced to reduce their staff when salaries were artificially and incrementally hiked.

Barry Goldwater, known as ‘Mr. Conservative,’ actually fell far short of that standard as he endorsed a liberal Democrat in a congressional race over a Christian conservative, and with Peggy, his wife of 51 years, founded Planned Parenthood of Central and Northern Arizona. The Peggy Goldwater Award, remains one of the abortion group’s most prestigious awards. The Goldwater’s counted eugenicist and racist Margaret Sanger (video) among their friends.

We hope 18 percenter, Never-Trumper Jeff Flake runs.  Donald Trump won overwhelmingly. He keeps his base close by keeping his campaign promises, which is more than the aptly named Flake has ever donePresident Trump’s appointment of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court was stellar. Let’s not forget Flake busied himself introducing Democrat Merrick Garland, Obama’s choice for the high court, to members of the senate Judiciary Committee.

Trump won, and within his first year racked up this “Shockingly long list of accomplishments.

Flake has nothing to point to but his peroxide streaked hair, inane grin, capped teeth and a ghost written, slim book with a title, “Conscience of a Conservative,” directly stolen from…..Barry Goldwater’s 1960 book.


Opportunist ex-Dem Glassman now GOP Corp. Com. candidate

March 16, 2018

Rodney Glassman, a former legislative aide to radical leftist Raul Grijalva expressed a desire to model his own career after the CD 3 congressman

Rodney Glassman, a Republican candidate for the Arizona Corporation Commissioner has been provided a large ‘My Turn’ space in the daily newspaper. The headline, “Our state’s regulators should adopt Arizona Code of Judicial Conduct,“ has a noble ring. The words, “Integrity, character, virtue, ethics, righteous, goodness and honor, dance around in various type sizes and depth of intensity in a large space over the actual commentary that continues on a jump page. Even a causal reader of the-leftwing, Hillary endorsing newspaper, might wonder what makes Rodney Glassman such an exemplary Republican that he rates massive space and accolades. The answer is, lawyer Glassman a transplant from Tucson, has spent years as a Democrat.

In 2010, Glassman resigned during the third year of his four-year term as a Tucson City Councilman to become the Democrat candidate to run against U.S. Sen. John McCain.

Investigator reporter, Linda Bentley writing for the conservative Sonoran News, exposed Glassman in this June 2017 report:Recycled Democrat Rodney Glassman running as Republican for ACC.”

 Some excerpts follow. Her complete report will leave readers mystified.

Hailing as a progressive Democrat at the time, Glassman was a former legislative aide for U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, a far-left Democrat and advocate of open borders with Mexico. Seeing Red AZ posted about Grijalva settling a $48,395 “severance package” in 2015 with one of his top staffers who threatened a lawsuit claiming he was frequently drunk and created a hostile workplace environment.

Glassman declared, that if elected, he would model his service after Grijalva, who called for an economic boycott of Arizona in protest of SB1070, which passed in 2010 and required police to determine the immigration status of someone arrested or detained when there is reasonable suspicion they are illegally present in the country. That most hotly contested provision of the law was subsequently upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Referring to him as a “quintessential opportunist,” Bentley points out that Glassman wasn’t always a Democrat. He registered as a Republican when he first moved to Tucson from California in 1997 when he was sent by his family to manage the Gateway Ice Center, a failing ice skating rink owned by his father. He transitioned to Independent in 1999 and then Democrat in 2000.

Glassman then moved north and finagled his way to being elected for a brief stint as Cave Creek’s interim town manager, noted for abusing his expense account by wining and dining politicians who might help with his higher political aspirations and reporters willing to write glowing accounts of his tenure.

Leftist Blog for Arizona covered Glassman’s 2009 wedding — attended by liberal politipals, hero Grijalva, other notable Democrats and a few Republicrats.

Problem plagued Secretary of State Michele Reagan appointed Glassman to co-chair her newly formed Technology, Transparency & Commerce Council. Her press release announcing the new commission touted, “Influential group of Arizonans to provide strategic insight to AZSOS,” adding,  “Made up of some of the state’s most well-respected business people, the council will provide feedback and support for the Secretary’s policy agenda.” She has endorsed Glassman.

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, a Republican, must have taken Reagan seriously or was the recipient of a stellar lunch courtesy of Glassman‘s hefty expense account. Implausibly, he signed on as Glassman’s campaign chairman.

Conservative Jim O’Connor deserves your support and your vote. Sign his nominating petition online. 

School ‘walkouts’ issue threats, demand gun control

March 15, 2018

America’s under-educated students used as pawns in forwarding liberal agenda

One month after the Parkland, Florida high school massacre killing 17 students and teachers, perpetrated by a known mentally ill teen who should have been on the FBI’s radar, thousands of  students nationally participated in walkouts — demanding, not better vigilance, but gun control.

It makes sense if you realize our rights have taken a back seat to political correctness, gender and minority studies, global warming now known as climate change, celebrations of diversity rather than unity, recycling and the #Me Too movement.

The national walkout was organized by Women’s March Youth Empower, an arm of the radical leftist group that plans worldwide protests. Their Mission Statement includes these words: “Women’s March is committed to dismantling systems of oppression through nonviolent resistance….” To understand the full impact of its intentions, check out the group’s Unity Principles.

These are the people who are influencing American youth and using them to advance a left-wing, anti-Second Amendment agenda. Teachers and administrators who cancelled classes are far from blameless, using taxpayer dollars to advance a similar political scheme. This video shows propagandized students chanting, “Hey, Hey, NRA, how many kids did you kill today?”

These students have no understanding of what the NRA stands for or the important work it has done since its 1871 founding in protecting our freedoms.

We’ve heard the name Marjory Stoneman Douglas frequently since the Florida shooting at a high school named in her honor. She’s been blandly described as a journalist and environmentalist.  Few are aware the early advocate for illegals and hard-drinking liberal was instrumental in founding the first ACLU chapter in the south in the 1950s and was so godless she left advance instructions forbidding any religious references at her own funeral. She was no fan of Ronald Reagan but was posthumously honored by Barack Obama who designated her home a national historic landmark.

The Center for Responsive Politics shows the millions in campaign donations made by the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). They donate almost exclusively to Democrat candidates. Remember that these people spend more time influencing your children and grandchildren than you do.

Rather than leaving class to threaten legislators with their imminent ability to vote them out, these students need to be in class learning — something this Pew Research Center study shows is in serious decline. American students lag behind developed and developing countries in science, math and reading scores, ranking 30th in math and 19th in science. The U.S. Constitution — including the all-important Amendments and our Bill of Rights — wouldn’t be on that international list, but there is little doubt that it isn’t a high priority in our nation’s public schools.

McCain’s staff protest Trump’s pick for CIA director

March 14, 2018

Let’s cut to the chase. John McCain was diagnosed in July 2017 with what his Mayo doctors referred to as an aggressive, highly malignant form of brain cancer known as glioblastoma.

According to the American Brain Cancer Association, among the symptoms that can develop as a result of increased pressure on the brain are drowsiness, headaches, weakness, visual changes and memory and speech difficulties. 

McCain’s family would like us to believe that the seriously ill 81-year-old is sitting at home tweeting at breakneck speed and staying out of D.C. only due to concerns of catching the virulent flu that peaked in January. Daughter Meghan claims he might return to work “by summer.” McCain’s senate events” page goes back to 2013 and ends July 2016.

His staff, worried about their own professional futures are obviously working overtime attempting to keep him relevant, since retirement is outside of his realm of rationality.

So when we read that ‘Never Trumper’ John McCain is vehemently opposed to Gina Haspel, President Trump’s choice as C.I.A. director, it naturally raises questions about who is actually pulling the opposition strings. 

In the statement, McCain supposedly demanded Gina Haspel, currently the deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency, must pledge “without reservation” to oppose the use of torture if she is to be approved as director.

“The torture of detainees in US custody during the last decade was one of the darkest chapters in American history,” according to the left-leaning operatives running his office. “We are still dealing with the consequences of that desperately misguided decision.”

“Ms. Haspel,” they opine, “needs to explain the nature and extent of her involvement in the CIA’s interrogation program during the confirmation process.”

Enhanced interrogation techniques such as waterboarding, were successfully used on two high profile al-Qaeda detainees in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001 to retrieve information regarding the mass murder of nearly 3,000 people in New York’s Twin Towers and the Pentagon, by Islamic extremists who commandeered commercial airliners to perpetrate unprecedented carnage on American soil.

America survived the grotesque nightmare they perpetrated, Terrorists and those aligned with them survived being dunked. No one died from waterboarding. Apologizing for using such interrogation techniques is absurd.

A necessary shakeup at the White House

March 13, 2018

In an abrupt ouster Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was fired Tuesday via a presidential tweet. The firing should come as no surprise, since reports of their disagreement on the 2015 disastrous Iran nuclear deal entered into by Barack Obama, have been an obstacle in their relationship.

Globalist Obama submitted the deal — which included more than $100 billion, including $1.8  billion in cash — to the United Nations prior to sending it to congress.

President Trump issued this unequivocal statement early this year.

Coupled with the firing of Tillerson, President Trump announced his intention to nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo, a former Kansas Congressman, to replace the former Exxon CEO.

Pompeo has called the Iran deal “disastrous.” Tillerson had pushed Trump to remain in the agreement.

CIA Deputy Director Gina Haspel, has been named to take over for Pompeo at the intelligence agency. If confirmed, Haspel would be the CIA’s first female director.

The Hoover Institution, a conservative think tank where Thomas Sowell was a senior fellow until his retirement, ran this illuminating column by Richard Epstein, exposing the risky Iran deal.

AZ Gov. Ducey sounding like senate McCandidate

March 12, 2018

This tough on the border news release from the office of Gov. Doug Ducey sounds suspiciously similar to a campaign ad.  Ducey touts his Border Strike Force successes, which he says focus on identifying and dismantling border-related criminal activity through collaboration with local, state, tribal, federal, and Mexican authorities.

Ducey is a longtime McCain ally, whose first job when he arrived in Arizona to attend ASU was working for Cindy Hensley McCain’s Hensley & Co., one of the nation’s largest Anheuser-Busch beer distributors. 

John McCain, 81, suffering from a deadly form of brain cancer has not returned to DC since his vote with the Democrats against repealing portions of Obamacare. His senate office no longer provides health updates, but sends out tweets under his name.

It’s no surprise that Ducey is suddenly a hardliner. He brings back memories of committed amnesty promoter John McCain strolling the border and farcically demanding the “dang fence” be built.  Former U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl, who along with McCain, vigorously pushed “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” a fancy phrase for amnesty, also posed on the border with a bevy of Arizona sheriffs, calling for border security —  until the votes were counted and he reverted to his previous open borders stance. Jeff Flake, a liberal Gang of 8 amnesty McCain colluder, threw the local newspaper into a tizzy when he momentarily became a hawk in a pre-election pretense. Each of the names linked in this paragraph expose the phoniness of the senators.

Emulating his mentors, Ducey refers to this line in his 2018 State of the State address:

“We made a decision: If Washington, D.C. wasn’t going to secure our border, Arizona would. [The Border Strike Force] is without a doubt making Arizona – and America – a safer place, and it’s worthy of our continued investment.”

In his news release, Ducey itemizes the “notable successes” including, “Operation Sidewinder II & III, operations that led to the seizure of 5,084 pounds of marijuana and 52 felony arrests, and Operation Organ Grinder, which resulted in the seizure of 4,038 pounds of marijuana and 73 felony arrests.” He lists additional Border Strike Force seizures through Jan. 2018, noting that the operations resulted in over 2,480 arrests, including 53,156 pounds of marijuana; 7,843 prescription drug pills/capsules; 12.4 million hits of heroin; 35 pounds of fentanyl; 258 firearms; 167,900 rounds of ammunition; And $10,000,000 in currency.

Ducey boasts “that due to its success, his fiscal year 2019 Executive Budget includes $2.9 million to expand Border Strike Force operations in response to shifting cartel behavior. The new funding aims to establish 24-hours-a-day, seven days-a week coverage in the critical areas of Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz, and Yuma counties.”

It was not by happenstance  those eight southern Arizona counties bearing the initial brunt of illegal immigration were selected. They have a significant number of voters that would be coveted by a senatorial candidate.

Weekend reading guaranteed to make you smarter

March 11, 2018

Deborah C. Tyler, writing for American Thinker, makes us all think with her outstanding column carrying the provocative title, “Everyone Knows.”

SRAZ urges you to read it. It’ll be among the best 3 1/2 minutes you’ve spent all weekend. Guaranteed.