Jeff Flake a “coward” says AZ Republic

Opportunist Flake casts unusual vote upsetting his media friends

This morning’s editorial in the Arizona Republic, Senators take cowardly exit, gives a scathing evaluation of Arizona’s junior senator. The rage fairly jumps off the page as it focuses on Jeff Flake, opining his “nay” vote on universal background checks was “extremely dismaying” while huffing “this was not a proud day for Arizona’s new senator.” It blames NRA Executive VP Wayne LaPierre for the votes they despised:  “It shouldn’t have to take political bravery to stare down the NRA on an issue like this. But, obviously, that is what it is going to take for any meaningful gun-law reform to pass. Flake, alas, failed that test on Wednesday,” spews the editorial.

It’s happened before, as we pointed out in Oops — Jeff Flake’s crown slips as he sinks to mere McPolitician,” when, as an unwavering amnesty-supporting congressman, Flake did an about-face to win conservative votes for the senate seat he so blatantly coveted. At the time, editorialist Doug MacEachern called Flake’s change of heart on legalizing millions of illegal aliens “jarring.”  Imagine our surprise as the Republic declared the vacillating Flake to be a mere “politician” — no longer a “statesman” — for emulating John McCain’s border fickleness during his own 2010 senatorial campaign.

For yesterday’s vote, the newspaper lavishes praise on John McCain, who it claims, “did not fail” as “one of just four Republicans who dared follow their conscience on this bill.” McCain is complimented for taking the path “of the maverick once more.”

Flake, taken to the Republic’s woodshed, is soundly admonished not to let “the harangues of Wayne LaPierre ring through [his] ears the next time this bill comes up.”

Conservatives should make no mistake. Flake’s vote reflected an acknowledgement of realities and his own future political interests.

On April 1, in a post titled, Jeff Flake: Why is only 1 bridge “too far?” Seeing Red AZ exposed Flake’s inconsistent positions on the mega issues of guns and amnesty, writing: “While colluding with Democrats and his mentor John McCain to throw open our nation’s southern border to illegal aliens, Jeff McFlake demonstrated his political savvy Sunday on NBC’s ”Meet the Press”— doing a great impression of an equivocator. Aware that he has alienated a good segment of Republican grassroots activists with his longstanding allegiance to amnesty, he scurries to take a tougher position on universal background checks on gun sales, hoping to solidify his eroding support.”

Such is the duplicity of Jeff Flake. Get used to it or get rid of him before he becomes further entrenched. He already sways like a monkey on a branch.

28 Responses to Jeff Flake a “coward” says AZ Republic

  1. velcro says:

    We need two new people to take their places. I’m so damn sick and tired of the ultimate goal being re-election.

    • eubykdisop says:

      You said a mouthful there, velcro! Re-election is clearly the focus of the RNC and the Republican establishment but re-election is of no value to Conservatives if “Republican” candidates are “Democrat Lite”! Besides, the strategy of moving to the left hasn’t proved to be a successful one for Republicans nationally.

    • EV PC says:

      Jeff Flake will do or say anything to further his political aspirations. The reason he thinks he can get away with his switcheroos is because he has. There was nothing he could do that would dissuade his fellow Mormons in CD 6 from repeatedly electing him When he was exposed for going back on his pledge to term limit himself in the House of Representatives, he laughingly admitted, “I lied,” and that was OK, too.

      I’m a conservative. While I prefer the vote he cast to that of McCain’s, I know full well it was done with McCain’s approval. McCain is at the end of his career (which can’t come soon enough to suit me!) while Flake has to fulfill the McCain/Kyl mission of duping Arizonans. We rant over Obama, Pelosi and Reid, but our RINOs do a superb job of screwing us over. It’s past time to pay attention. The future of the nation depends on it.

  2. eubykdisop says:

    Great job of throwing the spotlight on our new U. S. Senator, SRAZ! He can no longer hide in McCain’s shadow! You are doing a laudable public service!

    The left focuses on the NRA as their designated villain, forgetting that behind it are 4 million members! And that is only a fraction of the U. S. citizens who stand opposed to Obama’s gun control agenda.

    It isn’t the NRA, the Gun Owners of America or any other organization which is opposing the Obama anti-gun crusade. It is the American people who oppose it, sometimes expressing their will through 2nd Amendment advocacy organizations.

  3. Arizona Conservative Guy says:

    In 2012 while he was hoping to win the senate seat held by retiring Jon Kyl, elitist Jeff Flake was clear in stating that he supports ending the direct election of senators. He wants us, the common citizens, to keep our grubby opinions to ourselves and our votes out of the mix. Why should he have to answer to us? The state legislature is good enough. This ploy keeps the answerability to a minimum and his costs down and more campaign $$ in his pocket. Flake claims the tea party’s position that state legislators, not citizens, should choose U.S. senators is preferable.

    Sorry, but I’m not willing to give up my vote to the wizards in the state legislature. The only change I would support is shortening those lengthy 6 year terms. As it is now, US senators have no fear of reprisals at the ballot box because memories are short.

    • Fed Up says:

      This is quite an example of Flake’s arrogance, and one I was unaware of. While the GOP holds a majority in the Arizona legislature, it’s growing slimmer. In the 30 member senate there is only a 4 member Republican advantage. The 60 member House has a dozen member advantage. It might not always be so. But even if the numbers were completely in the GOP camp, I’ll happily cast my own ballot for the US Senate. Take a hike Mr. Flake and be careful what you wish for.

  4. Saguaro Sam says:

    Flake is evil on training wheels.
    Keep your eyes on Mark Kelly. Although he claims to have a ‘great friendship’ with Flake, he warns that he will have no problem– using his vast O’connections– taking Flake out, politically. Kelly is a Huge danger to our state and our country.

    • Westnash says:

      Gabby and/or Kelly will be running for high office…Congress was not high enough. Term Limits is the answer to get rid of McCain.

      I have a very bad feeling that this bill will pass the Senate but hopefully not the House.

      The Democrats are playing the Republicans for fools. Obama rolls out all the victims for photo opps but never gets strongly in front of an issue.

    • eubykdisop says:

      ROFL! Who are you kidding, Westnash, you love Giffords and her gun control agenda:

      “Westnash says:
      January 8, 2013 at 8:00 am
      There will be some changes in gun regulations at some point in 2013 and the Republicans who only tow the NRA line of “no” will lose. Wouldn’t you rather outsmart your opponent than trying unsuccessfully in throwing up a wall, that is crumbling down around you.”

      “Westnash says:
      December 23, 2012 at 12:39 pm
      Every hunting shotgun has a limit on shells…there is no place for large clips and no place for Gun Shows to sell on terms different than a retail gun shop.”

      “Westnash says:
      April 1, 2013 at 1:32 pm
      What is wrong with a better background check for guns? I have guns and have no problem with it. The Black Helicopter crowd may not like it but there is nothing unconstitutional about it.”

      Term limits is not the answer, except for Liberals like you who love big government, because it is proven to increase both spending and debt!

      “Legislative term limits and state spending”

      “H. Abbie Erler, December 2007”

      “Supporters of legislative term limits often claim that they will lower state spending levels. Using fiscal data from 48 states from 1977 to 2001, this paper finds little support for this assertion. Instead, this analysis finds that states with term limits have higher spending levels than states without term limits.”

      “The Impact of Legislative Term Limits on State Debt: Increased Spending, Flat Revenue”

      “Western Illinois University
      Johnathan Day, Keith Boeckelman
      12 April, 2012”

      “This article examines the effect of state legislative term limits on government debt levels.”

      “Term-limited states greatly increase spending while not increasing revenue levels and thus substantially increase debt. Since states with term limits have higher debt, we advise caution in adopting them.”

      You and Gabby Giffords have a nice gun control day, Westy! :-)

  5. Philip Alu says:

    Doubleheader capable of playing two games on the same day.
    They keep giving us S__t and we keep stepping in it. Stop voting for these losers.

  6. Kimball says:

    Quite frankly, if all we could pin on Jeff the Flake is that he’s a coward, I wouldn’t mind it nearly as much as having to deal with the fact that he’s an egotistical and ruthless power hungry liar.

  7. Maggie says:

    Jeff The Flake will have no problem voting with his Gang of 8 cohort, Señor Juan McAmnesty to shove 25 – 40 million illegals costing us billions of $$ down our throats. They are intent on aiding and abeting Obama’s efforts at pumping up the Democrat rosters and keep Republicans out of the White House forevermore. Maybe the Flake thinks he can point to his support of this scheme and hopes it will shoehorn him into the Oval Office down the road. He can drop some more bleach on his head and strut bare-chested past the senoritas. (Remember his photos?) They’ll still vote for Marco.

    • Seeing Red AZ says:

      Good recollection, Maggie. Seeing Red AZ did this post on shirtless congressmen — including now AZ Sen. Jeff Flake — in 2007. While others resigned their seats in disgrace. Flake not only suffered no repercussions from sending pics of his pecs to the immediate world, he ended up breathing the rarified air in the Club of 100.

      • eubykdisop says:

        The question is, was Flake going after the women’s vote or the homosexual vote? Guess we’ll never know but someone in the LDS Church should have a talk with him about that! ;-)

  8. Saguaro Sam says:

    Our Shame—handing over to these people the authority that they are now using to control US.
    Sending emails, etc. will do NO good. It’s far beyond that point now.
    We are people without a country.

    • Doc says:

      Stamped letters, e-mails, & “eternal hold”…Saguaro Sam’s RIGHT! Our representatives DO NOT CARE…

      • eubykdisop says:

        Absolutely they don’t care and that is why we need to focus on the integrity of the election process. Voter fraud is rampant and that’s how many of these bad eggs get into office.

        If you have any doubts about that, look at how the Obama DOJ and the Liberal left went to court over the Prop 200 requirement that Arizona voters show proof of citizenship, for example.

  9. says:

    Couldn’t have been more well put. Haven’t liked Flake since the first time I heard him speak and asked if he had read the Cold Case Posse report on Obummer’ eligibility. He said he hadn’t but believed Obummer was eligible to be POTUS anyway.

    • LD 7 PC says:

      Very flakey and on such an important issue. Typical of his haughtiness. He won the senate seat by a slim margin even with Kyl and McCain stumping the state for him. They were worried they might not be able to continue their agenda of pulling the wool over our eyes if their boy lost.

      • eubykdisop says:

        Hi, LD 7 PC!

        Yeah, McCain knows that he isn’t going to live forever and would just love to mess with us from beyond the grave by installing a clone in the Senate to carry on his “Maverick” tradition! Flake has the McCain political genetic material!

  10. Army Of One says:

    The AZ Republic thought their 2012 endorsement would guarantee he would do their bidding. Now they’re mad. But not to worry Linda Valdez and pals. He’ll be right back in the saddle with you on granting amnesty to the invading hordes. This is but one bump in the liberal road.

    “These were their endorsement words during last fall’s election:
    U.S. Senate: Jeff Flake. Given impending “fiscal cliffs,” unprecedented national debt and trillion-dollar annual deficits, this is his moment.”

    Why they thought he has any economic acumen is beyond my comprehension. Maybe because of his work as a uranium lobbyist for a company with Iranian ties in Namibia?

  11. Maggie says:

    Your line about Flake having McCain’s political genetic material is a good one….right on target. They are both souless. We’ve been lied to by these RINO clones for so long, many of us have come to expect nothing more. I hope this is the beginning of a reawakening. If we remain complacent we’ll inherit and pass to our children a shell of the once model nation, glowingly described by President Reagan as “a shining city on a hill.” It’s not too late to recapture that vision, but we’d better get a move on. That means electing people who value the Constitution and understand the many gifts we’ve been given though our founding documents. They transcend time.

  12. says:

    The Liberal left tells us that Obama’s gun control legislation went down because of the dastardly NRA. Really?

    “IL Dems Revolt Against Gun Control Law”

    “by Mike Flynn, 18 Apr 2013”

    “Democrats enjoy a supermajority in the Illinois House of Representatives, holding 71 seats to the GOP’s 47. On Wednesday, the same day the US Senate voted down gun control legislation, powerful Democrat Speaker Michael Madigan tried to push a restrictive gun control measure through his chamber. The result was an open revolt by downstate Democrats, with almost half the Democrat caucus joining the GOP to kill the measure. The bill went down 31-76, a rare defeat for the legendary Madigan.”

    “Either way, the Democrat revolt on the gun control measure shows the bad politics around the issue. Even while Obama embraces gun control at the federal level, Democrats in his home state reject them. Unlike Obama, they have to face voters again.”

    Liberal propaganda about voter support for gun control legislation is, like the rest of their over-hyped agenda, nothing but smoke and mirrors. Even Illinois state Democrats have to deal with reality rather than Obama’s phony big lie. The same holds true for the next item on the Obama agenda; “comprehensive immigration reform”.

  13. CD 9 says:

    Wes Harris is working to get both McSlime and McFlakey problem solved with a recall. His phone is 602-432-2871. The person who gave this to me said he is ok with giving out his number.

    I for one will sign on to this to rid us of both of them. The courts ruled we can close our elections so only Republican’s can vote in our primaries, Why has that not been done, if we get rid of the Independents in our primary there would be no more Mc’s and their Amnesty or Cap and Trade or Gun Control.

    • eubykdisop says:

      Very perceptive, CD 9! The primary process is where things go awry for Republicans. Couple that with voting fraud and the fix is in!

    • Westnash says:

      Just to get a recall for these would be a major victory. I would prefer to see a single target of McCain, as his recall would change Flake’s future behavior. McCain should be recalled, simply for not working on Arizona issues because he is running around the world on unnecessary travel.

      • eubykdisop says:

        ROFL! Still trying to pass yourself off as a Conservative I see, Westnash. Well let’s examine your comments and see just how “Conservative” you are!

        Here are your comments in support of Obama’s gun control legislation:

        “Westnash says:
        January 8, 2013 at 8:00 am
        There will be some changes in gun regulations at some point in 2013 and the Republicans who only tow the NRA line of “no” will lose. Wouldn’t you rather outsmart your opponent than trying unsuccessfully in throwing up a wall, that is crumbling down around you.”

        “Westnash says:
        December 23, 2012 at 12:39 pm
        Every hunting shotgun has a limit on shells…there is no place for large clips and no place for Gun Shows to sell on terms different than a retail gun shop.”

        “Westnash says:
        April 1, 2013 at 1:32 pm
        What is wrong with a better background check for guns? I have guns and have no problem with it. The Black Helicopter crowd may not like it but there is nothing unconstitutional about it.”

        “The Black Helicopter crowd…”, is it? Why that phrase is, word for word, right out of the mouth of Joe Biden on gun control!

        VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: “Now the NRA which is engaging in a campaign which is, I’m not unaccustomed to, of disinformation to try to scare people. Let me read some of the thing they’re saying about background checks. They say “We,” the Federal Government, “want to put every private firearms transaction right under the thumb of the Federal Government and keep all those names in a massive federal registry.” Kind of scary, man. The black helicopter crowd really is upset.”

        Hey, you can’t get much more “Conservative” than parroting Joe Biden, word for word, on gun control, now can you, Westy?

        You and Joe have a nice day now, Westy! :-)