Jeff Flake: The lone RINO in Kenya

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).

13 Responses to Jeff Flake: The lone RINO in Kenya

  1. Frankly Speaking says:

    On this trip to Kenya, Obama was quoted as saying, “This is personal for me. There’s a reason why my name is Barack Hussein Obama.”

    Remember when the weasel John McCain was supposedly challenging him for the US presidency and put the mention of the name “Hussein” off limits? Obama proudly used it during his swearing-in ceremonies each time he was inaugurated.

  2. azgary says:

    flake is an example of why the republican partys only destiny is failure.
    The GOP/RNC is nothing but talk and a front for lobbyist, in their actions the gop/rnc are parasites eating their host(voter) without concern that there will be no other once we are devoured.

    and sadly, far too many of the voters are volunteering to be consumed, this is obvious by all the “lesser of two evils” party uber alles fanatics who demand we join them in self immolation and condemn us when we choose to live and not join them in the suicide of ourselves and the nation by going against logic and principle in voting for those who seek to destroy us and the country in their never ending ravenous quest for money and power at out expense and sacrifice.

    it appears many in the party are wising up, even though it is probably to late to reverse the course we have allowed them to take us on:

    Poll: Republican Party Approval Ratings Lowest In Decades…
    Only 32% of respondents said they had a favorable opinion on the Republican Party in a new Pew Research Center poll published Thursday — the lowest number Pew has reported at any point since 1992, though there have been a couple of 33% ratings during that time. The party is viewed unfavorably by 60% of respondents, again the party’s worst score.

    The results mark a steep drop for the party since the start of the year. In January, Pew found that 41% of poll respondents had a favorable view of the GOP, while 53% were unfavorable.

    Oddly,

    the biggest drop in GOP favorability is among republicans.
    http://www.weaselzippers.us/230006-poll-republican-party-approval-ratings-lowest-in-decades/

    Have enough people finally had enough and decided to stand and fight against those out to kill us and the country?

  3. VINOAZ says:

    How can anyone in their right mind with a modicum of moral decency support amnesty or illegal immigration? We know that Democrats are crazy and their party is ethically and morally bankrupt. The Republicrats like Flake, McShame, Boehner McConnell, Lindsey, etc. are worse, because the pretend to be something other than what they really are.

    • azgary says:

      dont leave out all of the az congressmen who are also choosing illegals over American citizens. they ALL support amnesty, they just wont call it that.

      but also you must ask, how can anyone in their right mind with a modicum of moral decency VOTE for anyone who supports amnesty and illegal immigration.

      no national office holder from Arizona deserves a vote going by that standard.

  4. azgary says:

    Sen. Heller: John McCain ‘Wouldn’t Accept’ Amendment to Arm Troops on Bases Before Chattanooga Attack
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/07/25/sen-heller-john-mccain-wouldnt-accept-amendment-to-arm-troops-on-bases-before-chattanooga-attack/

    • Conservative Since Birth says:

      Thanks for posting. I’m sending it out to the AZ voters on my list. I looked at the comments – and they’re wild! People have had it with McCain. I hope Arizona has too!

  5. VINOAZ says:

    McCain is a know it all lunatic. He wraps himself around vets and military, and lets them down every time. Love that he is now in favor of “securing” the border, as he usually is when campaigning, but not after getting elected. Sadly the voters prove over and over how stupid they really are. Anyone know what libs mean when they say “securing”?

    • azgary says:

      I have no use for anybody whos rhetoric is about securing the border. yes border security is nice, but 40% of illegals are visa overstays like the 9/11 terrorist.

      my interest lies in what the politicians say should be done with the 10’s of millions of illegals already here.

      if they will not say ALL illegals need to leave the country by choice or by force, they are for amnesty and are choosing to harm Americans in favor of foreign invaders.

      sadly we have no presidential candidates going this route, but at least trump will utter the word deport.

      THAT is why republican politicians and lobbyist have the long knives out against him and why he has topped the polls.

      NO VOTES or support for ANY AMNESTY SUPPORTER, and if it leaves illegals in the country it IS AMNESTY

      • Marianne says:

        What you say clearly defines the problem and the solution. But trying to deport millions would be an impossibility. Trump is like manna from heaven for many Americans, not because they necessarily think he will win the nomination, but because he is forcing the issue of the invasion as THE number one topic of discussion.

        My concern is the possibility of Trump running as a third party candidate and handing the election to the Democrats. If the increasingly unpopular and distrusted Hillary falls behind Bernie Sanders, we will have an out-of-the-closet Socialist in charge. I realize that’s Obama’s bent, but old Bernie has nothing to lose and would signal the downfall of our democracy.

        Any candidate who gets behind removing the birthright citizenship provision from the Fourteenth Amendment will get my vote. It’s that important to me…and I suspect most other Americans.

      • azgary says:

        why is it an impossibility, we have had mass deportations in the past with fewer resources and technology http://usalyright.blogspot.com/2010/07/operation-wetback.html

        and more power to trump if the gop/rnc keep attacking him and he chooses to run third party, the gop/rnc only want a candidate that will harm us as much as Clinton or sanders will so the heck with it.
        people need to wake up to the fact that republican amnesty is no different than democrat amnesty, obamas amnesty is no different than mccains, which is no different than walker or cruz’s and don’t be fooled by those arguments that legalization is any different than citizenship, all will end with the same net result eventually; a permanent democrat voting majority, the end of the middle class and our nation. Illegals leaving the country by choice or by force is the ONLY acceptable solution
        ALL of pro amnesty (BY WHATEVER NAME OR SCHEME) folks don’t have kids going to schools where English is an afterthought, where gangs, drugs and crime dictate the rules, where an American flag T-shirt is banned because it is found to be offensive. You don’t see your neighborhoods, hospitals etc… being turned into third world hellholes because that is what has been delivered to them by democrats thirst for votes and republicans thirst for lobbyist bribes to deliver cheap labor.
        you don’t see the violent crimes committed against American women and children at the hands of illegals, who even IF caught are not deported or come back afterwards. you don’t absorb the cost associated with these criminals when they are imprisoned.
        you don’t suffer the unemployment of American citizens, be it entry level teens, minorities, stem workers or those in between suffer so foreign slave labor can take American jobs from American citizens, and legislated amnesty/legalization will make it WORSE. truck drivers, para professionals, govt jobs etc…. all will be replaced and undercut by low wage foreigners.
        ALL are selling out your country and your fellow citizens to turn us into a third world, democrat controlled muckhole.
        illegals MUST leave the country if they don’t, the party or person in power will not matter

        and for the 14th, the birthright citizenship was meant for slaves and has never actually been challenged because the parties want illegals to come in. there is no need to change the amendment
        search this, I would put the link in, but two links in a post cause the post to be put into moderation:
        Fourteenth Amendment Debate numbers usa
        “Subject to the jurisdiction”

        The jurisdiction requirement was added to the original draft of the Fourteenth Amendment by the Senate after a lengthy and acrimonious debate. In fact, Senator Jacob Merritt Howard of Michigan proposed the addition of the phrase specifically because he wanted to make clear that the simple accident of birth in the United States was not sufficient to justify citizenship. Sen. Howard noted that the jurisdiction requirement is “simply declaratory of what I regard as the law of the land already.” Sen. Howard said that “this will not, of course, include persons born in the United States who are foreigners, aliens, who belong to the families of ambassadors or foreign ministers accredited to the Government of the United States, but will include every other class of persons.”

        Sen. Reverdy Johnson of Maryland, who was the only Democrat to participate in the Senate debate, was even more explicit about the meaning of the jurisdiction
        requirement: “[A]ll persons born in the United States and not subject to some foreign Power — for that, no doubt, is the meaning of the committee who have brought the matter before — shall be considered as citizens of the United States.” Sen. Johnson’s reading of the jurisdiction requirement also is consistent with our naturalization requirements.
        It would be difficult to argue that illegal aliens and temporary visitors are “not subject to [a] foreign [p]ower” or that they do not “ow[e] allegiance to anybody” but the United States. The Supreme Court, however, has never decided the issue. The closest it has come is a case involving the U.S.-born child of lawful permanent residents in which, of course, it held the child to be a U.S. citizen. In the absence of a ruling by the Supreme Court, it will remain up to Congress to clarify the meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment or to accept the status quo.

  6. Conservative Since Birth says:

    America’s New Oligarchs

    In the 2012 election, 0.01 percent of the population—a mere 31,385 people—were responsible for 28 percent of all disclosed political contributions to federal candidates, party committees, congressional campaign committees’ PACs and super PACs, according to an analysis by the Sunlight Foundation. Not a single congressional candidate was elected without a contribution from one of these 31,385 individuals, whose minimum donation was $13,054 and median was $26,584—about half of what an average American household makes in an entire year.

    Companies
    The top represented employers among the 0.01 percent were:
    1. Goldman Sachs: 85 donors
    2. Blackstone: 49
    3. Kirkland and Ellis: 40
    4. Morgan Stanley: 38
    5. Comcast: 37
    6. Akin Gump: 36
    7. Google: 33
    8. Harvard University: 33
    9. Microsoft: 31
    10. Podesta Group: 30

    Cities
    The most represented cities were:
    1. New York: 2,259 donors
    2. Washington, D.C.: 814
    3. Houston: 664
    4. Chicago: 603
    5. Los Angeles: 598
    6. Dallas: 507
    7. San Francisco: 498
    8. Boston: 266
    9. Atlanta: 262
    10. Greenwich, Conn.: 240

    Who Benefits?
    The members of Congress who received the greatest portion of their funding from the 0.01 percent, in order, were:
    1. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)
    2. Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas)
    3. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.)
    4. Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.)
    5. Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.)
    6. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) *****************Why is he so highly sought after by the uber-rich?
    7. Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.)
    8. Rep. Bill Foster (D-Ill.)
    9. Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.)
    10. Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio)

    Jeff Flake’s scorecard from Conservative Review : F
    https://www.conservativereview.com/Members/Scorecard/j/400134

    • MacBeth says:

      Republicrat Jeff Fake is the closest thing they get to a bonafide Democrat, which is why he’s a magnet-like attraction for their donations. He only won this senate seat by the slimmest of margins, after McCain and Kyl put out numerous ads on his behalf. As a senate first-termer with lousy scores from conservative groups, he can be beaten.

  7. Clementine says:

    Jeff Flake couldn’t have a more appropriate name.