Many visitors to the East African nation of Kenya travel to safari in the wildlife reserves and observe the lions, elephants, giraffes, leopards, and zebras.
When Barack Obama landed in his father’s homeland of Kenya Friday, he brought with him a large contingent of U.S. House and Senate members — many of them affiliated with the Congressional Black Caucus. Notable among the delegation of 20 lawmakers was Arizona Senator Jeff Flake, a rare breed of RINO. The rest of the pack accompanying Obama are all Democrats.*
Jeff Flake is a committed amnesty supporter, though not above waffling for political expediency. He so prides himself in being invited to play basketball with Obama, that he urges other members of congress not to “poke a finger in the president’s eye,” by rejecting his illegal executive orders.
Flake’s also perfected the trickery of double-speak, mistakenly thinking the deception he engages in 3,000 miles away from Arizona stays in D.C. The League of Conservative Voters was concerned enough about Jeff Flake to engage in an ad campaign against him in 2012. This is the press release detailing the “risks of sending former uranium mining lobbyist Jeff Flake to the Senate.”
Flake’s lobbyist past in South Africa probably went far in earning him the heady position of sole Republican selected to accompany Obama to Africa. Then again, it’s doubtful a conservative would have had the desire to travel with Obama.
In the early 1990’s Jeff Flake worked as a Washington lobbyist for Rossing Uranium — one of the world’s largest suppliers of the nuclear fuel. He was registered as a foreign agent representing the company which operates a mine in Namibia. Flake earned between $5,000 and $7,000 per month opening doors in the nation’s capital and promoting the firm with financial ties to Iran. Now Obama is inconceivably concocting a nuclear deal with Iran that imperils the free world.
Although the Kenyan people are rejoicing at what they call Barack Obama’s “homecoming,” and are ecstatic over the more than $1 billion in new commitments from the U.S., he’s not winning praise from Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto. After vowing to raise the issue of “gender equality” on his trip to Africa, Ruto admonished against it, declaring Kenya is a “God-fearing nation and we will be firm on what is right.”
*Sens. Chris Coons, (DE); and Ed Markey, (MA), along with Reps. Karen Bass, (CA); G.K. Butterfield, (NC); Eddie Bernice Johnson, (TX); Barbara Lee, (CA); Gregory Meeks, (NY); Charlie Rangel, (NY),;Terri Sewell, (AL); Emanuel Cleaver, (MO); John Conyers, (MI); Marcia Fudge, (OH); Al Green, (TX); Sheila Jackson Lee, (TX); Robin Kelly, (IL); Gwen Moore, (WI); Donald Payne, (NJ); Cedric Richmond, (LA); and Bennie Thompson, (MS).