AZ Republic roughs up Jeff Flake in lover’s spat


Hollywood divorces are sensational news though they occur with enough regularity to render them humdrum. There’s always a peroxide blonde dumper or dumpee grabbing the headlines.

When the split occurs on the political front and the dumper is the state’s newspaper of record, the news is even more compelling. In this case the blonde is Sen. Jeff Flake who is getting something far less than the royal treatment from the Arizona Republic —– not once, but twice, within 24 hours.

On Saturday Jan. 24, the newspaper drew a parallel between Flake and Obama in a report that must have sent Flake reeling even more than the disapproval he received at the statutory state GOP meeting where Flake and McCain were greeted with boos and catcalls from the Republican elected state committeemen. The article is derisively headlined, Flake sides with Obama on Iran and Cuba.

From the report:

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, the Foreign Relations committee’s ranking Democrat, ripped Obama administration “quotes” as sounding like “talking points that come straight out of Tehran and it feeds to the Iranian narrative of victimization when they are the ones with original sin, an illicit nuclear-weapons program going back over the course of 20 years that they are unwilling to come clean on.”

But Flake said he supports the ongoing negotiations and believes the United States should do whatever it can to ensure Iran makes good on its promise. “I’m fine with imposing even harsher sanctions if the negotiations fall apart, or if Iran doesn’t live up to its agreement, but while these negotiations are going on, I think we ought to support them,” Flake said.

Flake was irrationally speaking of the terror-sponsoring nation that nurtures anti-America hatred, while working to build a nuclear arsenal.

 Flake also is a GOP fan of Obama’s effort to normalize relations with Communist Cuba, a plan opposed by many Cuban Americans. Sen. Marco Rubio, the son of naturalized Cuban immigrants  said, “Obama gave Castro virtually everything the U.S. president could and got no concessions in the way of guarantees for more democracy, free speech or human rights. This is what happens when you send a speech-writer to negotiate with a tyrant.”

Sunday’s editorial was equally scathing. It ran with the headline, Jeff Flake is now part of the immigration problem. The “editorial board,” sounding a whole lot like a solo Linda Valdez offering, opens with this tidbit:

“Arizona’s junior senator once tried to solve our broken system. How, he’s just feeding the GOP base.”

 “A new session has started, and now Flake is co-sponsoring a hard-nosed bill, the Secure the Border First Act of 2015. It would prescribe where fences must be built and what other infrastructure must be added.”

The AZ República has had plate-throwing tantrums with its honey-haired honey before as evidenced by this split in March 2011, where editorialist Doug MacEachern called Flake’s pre-election change of heart on legalizing millions of illegal aliens “jarring.”  Flake was declared a mere “politician “ —- no longer a statesman”— for emulating his mentor John McCain’s campaign border epiphany during his last senatorial campaign.

 Count on the fact this separation is just a lover’s spat. The Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) and Jeff the Flake will be cuddling again soon.

18 Responses to AZ Republic roughs up Jeff Flake in lover’s spat

  1. Vince says:

    Jeff Flake is a Libertarian who ran as a Republican because Libertarians don’t win elections. He has nothing to recommend him for the job he holds, other than being endorsed by the McCain/Kyl establishment after Kyl retired. Even with their full throated backing, he barely squeaked in.

  2. Braveheart says:

    Jeff Flake has longstanding ties to Iran through his lobbying efforts daing back to the 1990’s when he was a registered foreign agent for Rossing Uranium, a company with ties to Iran.

    That was the only real job he’s ever had outside of government Rossing operates a mine in Namibia (where Flake did his church missionary stint). Rossing Uranium is one of the world’s largest suppliers of nuclear fuel, and Iran is our sworn enemy. After returning to the United States Flake continued to work as a high paid Washington D.C. lobbyist for the African uranium mine.
    This article in National Journal has the complete story. Read it and then get actively involved in going after JEFF FLAKE ….stop worrying about old McCain. Flake is decades younger and presents a far greater threat to our personal safety and national security.

  3. SmallGovt says:

    I support him on Cuba. I am against him on immigration and his fawning to McCain.

  4. Doc says:

    Ladies & Gentlemen, mr. mcFlake doesn’t care about the “boos” on Saturday at the State Commitee meeting, & doesn’t care about anything else (except himself) including anything the cat-box liner says. His arrogance is a learned characteristic from his master, mcStain.

  5. Clair Van Steenwyk says:

    Sen. McCain doesn’t care nor do those who had just asked for your votes and then chastised you for responding to the Censured Senator, who’s Censure they never really enforced nor do they intend to, he’s far to powerful and can help their careers politically so get use to be betrayed by them and hope you don’t all suffer from GOP Political Alzheimers in 2016 when it comes to working against those who support him openly or behind closed doors or with monies they give, check the records in to see just whose give him $$$$$$$$$$ over the yrs. and then don’t listen to them on anything, or as they say fool me once your fault fool me twice well guess I stayed a POLITICAL FOOL.
    God Bless You All; Van

  6. Clair Van Steenwyk says:

    I’m posting this so all of you hopefully will Re Post and Pass On as well, this is what we got from him when he was sworn in. I hope you’ll take the time you have to view this and inform him and others this isn’t what you want and remember Our Representatives are sent there to Represent US not the Utah Compact, CISPA, NDAA, Patriot Act, Chamber of Commerce, Big Business or other Unconstitutional Ideology they believe in, not meant to Offend Any, Just Prepare Them for what I believe will continue with the Elite in DC. God Bless You All;

    • Seeing Red AZ says:

      Clair Van Steenwyk:
      You are a welcome commenter on these pages. However we request, once again, that you do not use this site to promote either yourself, or your radio show. The reason your comments are held in moderation is because you continually include a link to your show, or previously, your candidacy. Please use only your name and omit the other links, which we have to manually delete.

      This link, which includes a revealing insight into Jeff Flake’s bizarre thinking on illegal immigration, is one we have previously used. That’s not the problem. We had to spend time locating the “clean “ version from ‘One Old Vet,’ that did not include your personal information and photo, which you then ask readers of this site to forward. Please play by the rules which we have previously directed you to:
      READ THEM:

      • Clair Van Steenwyk says:

        Sorry; no offense meant, just wanted to posted the video and thought that’s what I did. God Bless You; Van

  7. East Valley Conservative says:

    Flake is an admitted liar who reneged on this term limits pledge, when the lure of DC became more compelling. He grinned while acknowledging, “I lied.”
    Based on that alone, who would ever believe he’s trustworthy??

  8. Clair Van Steenwyk says:

    Apparently enough with GOP Political Alzheimers to vote for him and also McCain, don’t expect a real change until those change looking at elections like a sports fan and realize the long term damage they do to all of US and that’s up to those who know not to support them openly. God Bless You All; Van

    • SmallGovt says:

      Would you rather have Flake or Giffords/Sinema/Napolitano? I think might be salvageable with McCain gone. Those others are not.

      Arizona continues to head toward being the next California and as long as citizens put up with a larger and higher paid public sector the trend will continue.

  9. Kimball says:

    What a joke! The newspaper appears to be trying to whip their boy into line. But know this, it’s all for show. By now we should all should recognize that placing trust in most politicians is delusional. Far too many of those running as Republicans run to the right to get elected and then immediately switch to pro-amnesty positions since that is the view of the Chamber of Commerce which keeps their campaign cash flow strong. House members run every two years and never stop fundraising. Selling their souls for a bag of cash is who they are. Home town donors are a drop in the bucket. The meaningful fundraising takes place in Washington outside of our view.
    This site is chock full of information:

    There are links that clearly show how money influences the votes cast. Every one of Arizona’s delegation can be found on this site.

  10. American Dad says:

    I imagine many of you are as sick as I am of hearing that our immigration policy is “broken” ? As a sovereign nation, the United States has every right, actually an OBLIGATION, to protect itself and the citizenry from invasion. We need to be clear and acknowledge that is exactly what we are experiencing. I’m sick of hearing about “families being torn apart,” which is pure bunk. I’m sick of hearing they are coming here for a better life. Let them create a better Mexico to ensure a better life in their own county. The USA cannot take in every person on the planet who has a lower standard of living or we are sure to be brought down to that level.

  11. SmallGovt says:

    Diane Douglas was touted here as a savior when she ran…….can only imagine the fawning over McSally too.

  12. LEO IN TSN says:

    Whoa here, SLOW IT DOWN, let’s run up the caution flag right now. This editorial is a head-fake by the left to make GOP’ers think that this House bill has anything to do with stopping illegal invaders. Oh no-no-no! Just check the name to start –“Secure the Border FIRST” Act. This bill actually REDUCES security on our southern border, virtually erasing the border and opening it to unimpeded hordes of new crossers-from everywhere! And DHS has just released a report (of course, you can’t believe much of what DHS says, eh Jeh?) that says more non-mexicans were caught last year than Mexicans. And who might the non-mexicans be?

    The House bill that was introduced with such fanfare is a scam, designed by the AMNESTY-hawkers (read AZ5-no matter what McGosar was hollering on Saturday) to be the first step in total AMNESTY. It was supposed to just slip by the little folk and start the process in secret. Don’t let it happen. Conservatives are trying to attach real amendments to this sham bill that will strengthen security and build more fence complex. Support them!

    Conservatives in Congress have blasted this bill, as have Border Patrol officials and other patriots. McSnake & his cohorts didn’t anticipate any scrutiny, and now they have to scramble with this kind of antics. McSnake will never support anything that doesn’t lead to AMNESTY, and the Repugnant knows it. Sadly, the AZ5 have sold US out also. Support the conservatives who are amending this travesty of an AMNESTY scam. Make the AZ5 support the amendments, and make sure they get roll call votes on the floor. Melt the phones.

    God bless America.

    • LEO IN TSN says:

      …( read AZ5-no matter what McSalmon, the AMNESTY-mongering two-tongued McPuppet, was hollering on Saturday)…

      – remember his McDuplicity in 2016 –

  13. Kelly says:

    I just clicked on the link “peroxide blonde” and see what you mean. It’s clear the egotist Jeff Flake thinks he’s a movie star with his shirtless pics, but I don’t ‘get’ grown men bleaching their hair. Yuck!!

  14. Borderhawk says:

    The Flake bill is a fake border bill he supported with Dream Act Supporter John Cornyn and Martha McSally.

    The House Homeland Security committee is filled with RINOS and Neocons like McSally, McCaul and Peter King.

    The House Immigration committee is a little better. Steve King, Gohmert, Lamar Smith, John Ratcliffe are there, as well as pretenders like Trey Gowdy and Goodlatte.

    The Senate Immigration judiciary is mostly conservative led by Jeff Sessions and David Vitter. The 2 most conservative members on immigration.

    Immigration chair Sessions, Vitter, Cruz, Judiciary chair Grassley and Mike Lee have already opposed much of it.

    Jeff Sessions and Dave Brat have almost killed it already.

    There’s also all these rumors floating around about GOP leader “Abortion Ken” Kevin McCarthy. I don’t believe the rumors but he looks like a clapping seal taking orders from Renee Ellmers. McCarthy is a RINO but usually stood strong on abortion. He pulled an abortion bill because there was a RINO bimbo eruption.