McCain’s disconnect with AZ GOP: Nat’l notice continues

In its post, “Key Ariz. Republicans: Sen. McCain Has Abandoned Core GOP Principles,” the New American notes what Breitbart News picked up on Sunday.

The New American site observes that links provided by Maricopa County GOP Briefs connect to stories reporting on flack McCain is taking for his pro-intervention position with regard to Syria.

Of particular interest is an article containing data proving senators who approved a strike on Syria “got more defense contractor dough.” It directs readers to yet another negative depiction on the Daily Caller, which substantiates that John McCain — topping the list of ten Senate Foreign Relations Committee members who voted to attack Syria — is the leading recipient, garnering 83 percent more in campaign contributions from defense contractors than the seven senators who voted against it. McCain raked in about $176,000.

This Seeing Red AZ post “Breitbart: McCain out of step with AZ Republicans” contains the Breitbart exposé. Arizona’s Republican discontent over McCain’s abandonment of GOP principles is grabbing the national spotlight.

It’s about time.

13 Responses to McCain’s disconnect with AZ GOP: Nat’l notice continues

  1. eubykdisop says:

    While we’re at it, let’s not forget about the OTHER U. S. Senator from Arizona, JEFF FLAKE. Flake has also abandoned core GOP principles, not the least of which is honesty. Flake not only lied about limiting the number of terms he would serve in office but he also lied about his positions on immigration and amnesty as revealed in this video.

    • Army Of One says:

      Great video. Excellent reminder. Flake is potentially far worse than Senor McCain. They are both accomplished liars, but Flake is decades younger and slicker than McCain. Plus he has the distinct advantage of having a built in statewide Mormon constituency.

      • eubykdisop says:

        Hi, Army Of One, and thank you! :-)

        Yeah, one way in which Flake is actually WORSE than McCain is that Flake came up with his very own amnesty legislation! The STRIVE Act was co-authored with Chicago Democrat Luis Gutierrez and long preceded the “Gang of 8” legislation. Here is Congressman Bilbray busting Flake’s amnesty legislation on the Lou Dobbs show:

        “Bilbray exposes the amnesty scam contained in the Flake-Gutierrez legislation (STRIVE Act).”

  2. had enough of both of them says:

    You are correct – McCain is now a left-wing liberal and Flake is so close behind him that one must avert their eyes or be an unwilling witness to a private action between them…..

    • eubykdisop says:

      FLAKE is even flakier than McCain!

      Before being elected to Congress, Jeff Flake was a lobbyist for an African uranium mine which is majority owned by Rio Tinto. After becoming a U. S. Representative, Flake successfully pushed federal legislation authorizing a swap of federally owned Arizona land for land owned, in part, by Rio Tinto. This benefitted Flake’s former employer in a very flakey way!

      You see, Rio Tinto wanted to mine the federally owned land. Normally, they would have had to pay the U. S. government royalties on what they extracted. Once the land was swapped, however, Rio Tinto, a foreign company, owned the land and thus avoided having to pay any royalties at all! This saved Rio Tinto hundreds of millions of dollars!

      So not only was Flake unethical in failing to recuse himself in the land swap deal, because of a conflict of interest, but he worked to benefit a foreign company while depriving taxpayers of royalty revenues which would have gone into the federal coffers! Even U. S. companies have to pay royalties on oil, for example, extracted from federal lands. Flake got Rio Tinto, a foreign company, a better deal than even U. S. companies get!

  3. Braveheart says:

    Both McCain and Flake are sell outs! They think nothing of selling out the citizens of the state and the nation in favor of illegal aliens. And McCain will sell out our service men and women, sending them off to a Middle Eastern, no-win war for less than $180,000 from defense contractors. What a guy! If Flake isn’t already on the take, he will be soon. But after his years in the US House, he’s probably already raking in the cash from his lobbyist buds. We need term limits! That’s the only answer to this problem of career politicians who only leave when hauled out in a box. Our founders envisioned citizen politicians who would serve and return home. That idea is long gone. Power and the continued lust for it is the greatest of all aphrodisiacs.

    • eubykdisop says:

      1 – Flake Was One Of 2 Members To Oppose Increasing Education Opportunities For Veterans Support For Servicemembers And Families During Deployment.

      In November 2009, Flake was one of two members to vote against HR 3949, sponsored by Rep. Bob Filner, D-Calif., to make provisions for increasing educational opportunities for servicemembers, stronger efforts nationally to support veterans, servicemembers and their families during deployment including greater flexibility for family cell phone plans, rental leases, and motor vehicle leases when servicemembers are deployed or required to change duty stations…The vote Tuesday was 382 yeas to 2 nays.

      2 – Flake Voted To Cut Legal Assistance For Poor Veterans Fighting For Their Benefits.

      In 2011, Rep. Flake voted for an amendment that made it harder for low-income veterans and Social Security recipients to hire a lawyer when fighting for their benefits. The Lummis amendment imposed a seven-month moratorium on all legal fees paid under the Equal Access to Justice Act, a Reagan-era law designed to help people afford an attorney while suing the government.

      3 – Flake Was One Of 3 To Vote Against A Bill Providing Educational Assistance And Jobs Training For Post-9/11 Veterans.

      In December 2010, Flake was one of 3 members to vote against HR 3447. The bill provides for less complex programs for veterans who have served on active duty since Sept. 11, 2001, pays benefits for on-job and vocational training, and makes service members eligible for an annual book allowance.

      4 – Flake Opposed Bonuses for Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

      In 2003, Rep. Flake voted against an amendment to provide $1,500 bonuses for each service member serving in Iraq and Afghanistan in fiscal 2004. The measure would have taken $265 million out of an account paying for Iraqi petroleum imports and put it into a military personnel fund to pay for the bonuses.

      All of this from a man who voted FOR the war in Iraq but who NEVER himself served in the military!

  4. Peter J. O'Malley says:

    Not sure if this is a first, but SRA citing conservative The New American stands as recognition of the publication’s honest and accurate editorial policy. I commend you and your staff for reaching out to this reliable source of issues-oriented reporting.

    • Seein Red AZ says:

      We agree with you, Peter! The New American is up on our blogroll. You can check in with them directly from our home page.

      • eubykdisop says:

        Yeah, the blogroll makes things very convenient. The Goldwater Institute is on the SRAZ blogroll. All you have to do is click and you’re at their home page where they are currently soliciting donations, in case any SRAZ readers would like to contribute some money to the Goldwater Institute.

        I guess you can’t have only Conservative institutions on the blogroll. We need to be “inclusive”. “Big tent” and all that.

  5. eubykdisop says:


    “Colo. Lawmakers Lose Recalls Over Gun Laws Support”

    “DENVER September 10, 2013
    By COLLEEN SLEVIN Associated Press”

    “Colorado voters ousted two state lawmakers Tuesday in first-ever recall elections that came in reaction to the Democrats’ support for tougher gun laws in the aftermath of last year’s mass shootings in Aurora and Newtown, Conn.”

    “Senate President John Morse of Colorado Springs and Sen. Angela Giron of Pueblo lost their jobs as lawmakers in an election seen as a national measure of popular support for gun legislation. They were replaced by two gun-rights Republicans.”

    “Angered by new limits on ammunition magazines and expanded background checks, gun rights activists filed enough voter signatures for the recall elections — the first for state legislators since Colorado adopted the procedure in 1912. The recalls prevailed despite some $3 million in contributions for the incumbents.”

    This is HUGE, Folks!

    First, the Liberal left poured enormous amounts of money into this. Even New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg dumped over $300,000 into the pot to support the gun control activist legislators.

    Secondly, this is the very first ever recall of state legislators in Colorado since such action became lawful 101 years ago!

    Third, the entire Liberal Democrat apparatus, from Obama and Biden on down, were directly involved in heavily pushing for the Colorado gun control legislation to be passed. This is major and serious blow to the personal prestige and political clout of Obama and Biden!

    Here we see clearly revealed that the “support” for the Obama agenda is nothing but smoke and mirrors, a big megaphone full of hot air with NOTHING real backing it up!

    Wanna talk about “sending a message”? ;-)

  6. LEO IN TSN says:

    McFlake despises the American military. In addition to the above noted, he voted to strip our defenses (literally also) by homosexualizing our military. He supports the creation of an American social experiment in perversion cloaked in uniform. He supports the persecution and prosecution of Christian and Jewish Chaplains who maintain their religious faith for the support of their troops. He supports the persecution and prosecution of loyal and faithful American troops who refuse to adopt the perverted lifestyle that he supports. He never did like the manliness of the American military, so he is working to destroy it.


    Today is September 11 – twelve years after Muslim terrorists (there, I said it) attacked US in New York City, the skies of Pennsylvania, and in DC. They had attacked US before that, and they have continued to kill US and try to destroy US every day thereafter.

    Now we can add Benghazi to the list of atrocities against America that remain unaddressed. Fellow Americans, do not let this scandal die.

    God bless America.

    • eubykdisop says:

      Regarding “POINT ONE”, Leo:

      “Sen. Jeff Flake: GOP Presidential Candidate Supporting Gay Marriage Is “Inevitable””

      “CHUCK TODD: Let me ask you on gay marriage. Could you support a Republican presidential candidate someday who supported same-sex marriage.”

      “SENATOR JEFF FLAKE (R-Arizona): Oh, I think that’s inevitable. There will be one, and that I think he’ll receive Republican support, or she will. So, I think that,that yes, that the answer is yes.”

      So while Flake tells us that he stands by traditional marriage, at the same time he says that it is “inevitable” that there will be a GOP presidential candidate who supports homosexual “marriage” AND that such a candidate would receive Republican support!

      This is like Flake looking us in the eye and telling us, with a grin on his face, that his STRIVE Act was not amnesty!