There it was. An above-the-fold, front page article citing Jeff Flake’s report on wasteful federal spending held sway on two pages of the Sunday edition of the Arizona Republic. Co-authored by Dan Nowicki, whose ongoing assignment at the newspaper has been burnishing the increasingly tarnished image of John McCain, the article gives the definite impression that the very senior senator’s recent sagging polling numbers have caused the resuscitation team to get to work on McCain’s underling. Flake with a 27% approval rating, toppled McCain (30%) as the nation’s most unpopular senator. The man with a penchant for streaking blonde through his hair and taking beef cake shots of himself will be running for a second six-year term in 2018.
Flake, who has his own set of problems with conservatives has, with righteous indignation, milked the “earmarks” cow since he was first elected to the U.S. House in 2000. No one denies there is wasteful spending in Washington, DC, but the most egregious example is funding the invaders who enter our country by stealth. Yet the guy who feigns outrage over studies that even the newspaper admitted had merit that the initial wording obscured, willingly joined John McCain in leading Marco Rubio and a pack of the Senate’s most dedicated liberals who, as the Gang of Eight, once again tried to shove amnesty down the throats of the American people.
Jeff Flake is not an honest broker as the newspapernoted here, and for going back on his term limits pledge, smirking as he admitted, “I lied.” In fact, he has said that “the beauty of six-year senate terms” is that the voters have short memories.Flake has become a frequent traveling buddy of Barack Obama‘sand even accompanied him on a trip to his father‘s African homeland of Kenya. Flake previously worked as a lobbyist in South Africa.
Between 1990 and 1991, Flake was a registered foreign agent for Rossing Uranium, a company which operates a mine in Namibia that is among the world’s largest suppliers of nuclear fuel —- and partially owned by Iran. He earned approximately $7,000 per month opening doors in the nation’s capital and promoting the firm, according to records obtained by National Journal, which writes, “Flake’s little-known time in the influence industry stands in contrast to his carefully cultivated image as a Washington outsider.”
“Let me tell you — I am thinking of moving to Arizona. You know why? I will primary challenge Sen. Jeff Flake myself, if that’s what this requires. Jeff Flake, living up to his last name, backed down from a previous promise his spokeswoman made to Breitbart. This is just like Marco [Rubio] breaking his promise, basically, that he would consider voting in favor of amendments to the Senate’s immigration bill that would close a loophole of allowing illegal immigrants access to state and local welfare. Jeff Flake voted with the liberals against the Ted Cruz amendment.”
To Those who Gave the Last Full Measure of Devotion
On this Memorial Day, our thoughts and prayers are with all of those who are grieving. May we, as Abraham Lincoln said, “highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”
We are blessed to live in the greatest and most free county in the world. As you enjoy the long weekend, pause to honor the 1,354,000+ men and women who died in service to our country since 1775.
This inspiring video is provided courtesy of Hillsdale College.
Then take a moment to listen to this poignant rendition of “Echo Taps” performed by the U.S. Marine Band.
McCain accuses Harry Reid, of “shamefully delaying the debate and passage of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, the bill that ensures our military has the resources it needs to keep our country safe.”
As anyone paying attention knows, when it comes to veterans’ issues, John McCain talks out of both sides of his mouth. This list of key votes (provided by Project Vote Smart) unequivocally shows McCain has either not voted or often voted in opposition to legislation affecting veterans, troops, reservists and their families. The worst scandal involving the Veterans Administration Hospital occurred in here in Arizona under John McCain’s watch resulting in needless deaths of military personnel awaiting care.
John McCain has done everything in his power to block the release of information on American Vietnam era MIAs as evident in this shocking video by Vietnam Veterans Against McCain. It features veterans, U.S. Congressmen and knowledgeable staff.
Voting with all of the Democrats and a handful of RINOs McCain recently slipped a provision into the Defense bill to authorize drafting women.
Ask yourself, “Why?” It’s John McCain, himself, who has the explaining to do.
In March we previously exposed thepublic spatbetween the senate duo of McCain and Harry Reid. It’s clear that McCain, in the fight for his political life has to distance himself from his oldcorrupt and scandal-plagued liberal buddy Harry Reid — who is as good as dead meat and about as useful, since he’s not running for reelection.
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Leftist ideology permeates Obama’s moral equivalency speech on apology tour
On his ill-timed Japanese apology tour —- just days before Memorial Day, honoring Americans who made the ultimate sacrifice to insure freedom —- Barack Obama stated, “our visit to Hiroshima will honor all those who were lost in World War II.”
Would that also include the Japanese who engaged in the sneak attack of Pearl Harbor that resulted in 2,335 military personnel killed, including 2,008 Navy personnel, 109 Marines, and 218 Army. Added to this were 68 civilians, making the total 2403 people dead. 1,177 were from the USS Arizona. Wounded numbered 1,143 with 710 Navy, 69 Marines, and 364 Army, as well as 103 civilians. Japanese personnel losses numbered 55.
Is Obama counting the Nazi butchers who engaged in atrocities resulting in the systematic genocide of millions?
“We have known the agony of war. Let us now find the courage, together, to spread peace, and pursue a world without nuclear weapons,” says the same Obama who capitulated on allowing the corrupt madmen of Iran to proceed with nuclear enrichment in the deal worked out by his Secretary of State John Kerry, further destabilizing the volatile Middle East and ultimately our own national security as well as that of Europe. Additionally, the Mullahs have long threatened to wipe Israel off the face of the map. They are now ever closer to their doomsday goals.
Take time to read Ambassador John Bolton’s masterful commentary in the New York Post on this latest leg of Obama’s shameful apology tour.
Obama’s transgender bathroom mandate meets with resistance
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich and state Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas have announced that they have joined ten other states in a federal lawsuit to challenge Barack Obama’s mandate requiring all public K-12 schools to open up boys’ and girls’ locker rooms and restrooms to students of the opposite sex, based on student perceptions of their “gender identity.”
Since the President has threatened to deny federal funding to all schools that object to this outrageous decree, Arizona has joined Texas, Alabama, Louisiana, Maine, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, Georgia, West Virginia and Wisconsin in a lawsuit filed in the United States Court for the Northern District of Texas. The lawsuit is focused on who should set these sensitive policies —- the federal government via executive order or states and local school districts. The challenge seeks declaratory relief against a number of federal agencies in order to block the implementation of the administration’s unconstitutional interpretation of the law. The Heber-Overgaard Unified School District has also joined the state’s lawsuit as a plaintiff.
The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas in response the Obama administration’s issuance of abroad directive advising every public school district in the country they must allow transgender students to use the bathrooms that match their gender identity rather than their biological sex.
The implicit threat is that schools that do not abide by the Obama administration’s interpretation of the law could face lawsuits or a loss of federal aid.
Read the formal filing of the complaint which states in part these truths regarding the overt attempts at social engineering by the radically left-wing lame duck president:
“Defendants have conspired to turn workplaces and educational settings across the country into laboratories for a massive social experiment, flouting the democratic process, and running roughshod over commonsense policies protecting children and basic privacy rights. Defendants’ rewriting of Title VII and Title IX is wholly incompatible with Congressional text. Absent action in Congress, the States, or local communities, Defendants cannot foist these radical changes on the nation.”
AZ U.S. Senate race is THE crucial election to watch
Dr. Kelli Ward is grabbing the spotlight in the Arizona U.S. Senate race as she picks up national endorsements and impresses crowds around the state.
At age 80 and running for his sixth 6-year senate term, John McCain appears to be experiencing more memory lapses, as he neglects to acknowledge there is a Primary Election that precedes the General. He conveniently characterizes his opponent as Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick, as he tries his damnedest to ignore the Constitutional conservative family physician and former two-term state senator, Kelli Ward.
It’s easy to see why.
Breitbart reports on the results of a new poll showing Kelli Ward in a tie with McCain as they head into the August 30 Primary. The poll shows Ward leading among self-identified “conservative” voters as McCain appeals to politically squishy “moderates.” McCain and Ward are tied at 41-41 percent in a head-to-head match-up, despite the fact that Ward currently has lower name recognition. For those needing more information, Conservative Review introduces Dr. Ward, calling her “anti-amnesty“ in its headline.
Gun Owners of America has given Dr. Ward its endorsement. GOA’s Executive Director Larry Pratt stated, “Senator McCain does not respect the Constitution. He is so irritable and so dislikes being criticized that he actually tried to eliminate the First Amendment 60 days before an election, namely the McCain-Feingold Act.”
As far back as May 2002, McCain, the man who said, “I know how to use guns; but I don’t own one,” called for Republican “tolerance” for closing what he refers to as “gun show loopholes,” as he caved to the leftwing Brady gun control campaign.
In this Issue Paper provided by David B. Kopel and Alan Korwin, Section IV explains the facts behind those so-called “loopholes.”
McCain goes all out for Hispanics, will blame loss on Trump
TPM DC examines three GOP U.S. Senate races — John McCain’s among them — and their schizophrenic courting of Hispanic voters while attempting to keep Donald Trump supporters on board their campaigns. It’s a dicey road for the candidates from Arizona, Florida and Nevada.
John McCain, who has courted the racist LaRaza (“The Race”) and had “Mexico First” Juan Hernandez as an integral part of his failed presidential bid, currently has a Hispanic outreach team, Unidos Con McCain, in place to garner the votes of those who are more concerned with the continued flow of illegals than national security. He announced three AZ Hispanic leaders would co-chair the committee and hired a local Telemundo reporter to serve as his Hispanic outreach director. The team has been traveling Arizona, organizing bilingual door knocking activities and setting up Spanish-speaking phone banking. English-speaking American taxpayers get the back of McCain’s gnarled hand.
The ever-opportunistic Jason Rose, who the leftist TPM claims “ran” JD Hayworth’s 2010 Primary challenge to McCain, now does a “complete 180,” explaining how McCain has been effective in reaching out to the Latino Community in his desperate attempt at re-election this year.
Actually Rose has spent an entire PR career making a bee-line for money, no matter the source or the ideological bent. When Hayworth discovered Rose’s affiliation with Open Borders efforts in Texas, not to mention his sense of the Flack’s inability to employ any sense of discretion, the former Congressman chose others to operate his senate campaign. Rose promptly went on a “Twitter rant,” demeaning Hayworth’s efforts.
Then, Rose and his lawyer wife, Jordan, fell over themselves getting back into the good graces of John McCain — including making donations to the very campaign Rose at one point hoped to defeat.
The 80-year-old running for another 6-year senate term is as opportunistic and devoid of ethical encumbrances as the PR operative, so it’s not surprising that Rose has found a role vouching for the very senior senator’s “virtue” and his appeals for “diversity.”
But that “diversity” is instead “divisiveness.” It has divided the GOP; it has sidetracked efforts to secure the border; it has ignored the national security imperative of ending illegal immigration.
McCain hopes to con Arizonans one last time — and Rose looks for his next thirty pieces of silver. Quite a team.
The newspaper of record in the state of Arizona is auditioning for a new gig as its readership is dwindling to non-existence. The remaining crew — few can legitimately be called journalists — have found their niche in despotism.
Its latest trick is an attempt to seize power by demanding office holders not of their liking step down. The newspaper has even advocated for appointment rather than elections to political posts.
The folks at the newspaper recoil from Republican voters having their say, opting instead for open primaries, where the top two vote getters — which they hope are both Democrats — vie against one another. Recently columnist Robert Robb pondered why the state treasurer was an elective office. Maricopa Country Sheriff Joe Arpaio has long been in their stand-down sights, marginalized at every turn. Longtime Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell “must resign” due to long lines on Election Day. Secretary of State Michele Reagan is ridiculed as “inept” by left-wing partisan E.J. Montini. His fellow traveler, columnist Laurie Roberts mocked Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich for not postponing the May 17 election due to a snafu with the publicity pamphlets getting mailed out in a timely manner. The state legislature is continually accused of nefarious schemes. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas has been the subject of ongoing insidious insults and a failed recall attempt.
The list of those unworthy of staying in office is long and decidedly partisan, since the elected officers they love to hate are invariably Republicans — most often conservatives.
An editorial preceding Arizona’s March 22, 2016 presidential preference primary bared the newspaper‘s agenda clearly with the headline urging voters to “Reject Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. Vote John Kasich instead.” Trump and Cruz are anti-GOP establishment. Kasich would be better suited running as a Democrat. The skewed view was sounded rejected by voters who gave the majority — 47% — to Trump.
Film critic Bill Goodykoontz was pulled in on the double duty task to write, “Covering Trump’s lies no simple task.” Neither subtlety nor honesty rank as top considerations at the unabashedly liberal Arizona Republic.
Here are the facts: Arizona holds the distinction of having Republican majorities in both the state House and Senate. The Senate President and Speaker of the House are Republicans. The Governor is a Republican, as is the Secretary of State, Attorney General, Treasurer, Superintendent of Public Instruction, the state Mine Inspector and the five members of the Corporation Commission. Arizona has nine congressional districts, with Republicans holding five of the seats and those misappropriating the GOP brand holding the two U.S. Senate seats.
Maricopa County, which includes the capitol of Phoenix and numerous other cities and towns, has Republicans holding 4 of the 5 Board of Supervisor posts, a Republican Sheriff, County Attorney, Treasurer, Assessor, Recorder, Clerk of the Superior Court and County School Superintendent.
This is untenable to the left and they strive to change it on a daily basis.
Another rollicking email arrives from John McCain. With a simple tap on “unsubscribe” they would vanish. Though we’ve never subscribed to this gagable onslaught, they do provide a bit of levity during an often grueling work week, so once again the temptation is met with resistance. Besides, it’s instructive to see what his operatives regard as effective tactics. Even the most dedicated among his many non-supporters are up for a chuckle or two and Team McCain rarely disappoints.
At age 80, John the Ancient is suiting up for war in the latest 6-year term installment of his ongoing political saga. His salutation is a breezy and presumptuous, “Happy Friday, Friend.” John the Ancient doesn’t speak the language of the people, making him unable to comprehend he’s a foe rather than an ally. Speaking in the third person he audaciously closes with, “As always, thank you for your continued support in sending John McCain back to the U.S. Senate. We need his experienced leadership now more than ever.”
Then the man who is beholden to lobbyists’ generosity, dark money PACs and is married to a beer heiress, pathetically begs for campaign funds. Forgetting he has a Primary opponent, McCain tells of his launch of a TV ad criticizing Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick for her “unwavering allegiance to the failed Obamacare system.”
John the Ancient, who has been a frequent visitor to the White House and has counseled Barack Obama on crafting his legacy, is suddenly hurling Obama as an invective. It’s an election year, after all. McCain and Jeff Flake would like us to believe they, not their staffers, have even co-authored an op-ed this week blasting the Obama administration’s federal overreach. Not on Obama’s contemptible executive orders bypassing congress, but….on boating restrictions on Lake Havasu.
Lest anyone think the choice of Lake Havasu was serendipitous, it’s worth remembering that Lake Havasu City is the home of his vibrant Primary challenger, Dr. Kelli Ward and the district she represented while a two-term (two years each) state senator. Who better to address the monstrosity of Obamacare than a physician? Arizonans are primed for a change.
It’s become routine in reporting homicides. Names of suspects are withheld pending what…? Notification of the victim’s relatives has taken place. Release of the location where the crime occurred is not the problem. In the case of the murder of a Phoenix police officer this past week, most of the relevant data regarding the victim’s age, assignment, family left behind to mourn the tragic loss has been made available. Funeral arrangements and memorials honoring the life of the exemplary public servant have been publicized. The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association has announced plans for a benefit cookout to aid the officer’s family. PLEA Charities is also accepting donations. Flags are flying at half-staff at the direction of the governor.
Again, the missing component is the name of the perpetrator. It took an additional day to find out that Israel Santos-Banos, 19, was the craven shooter who was in turn shot and killed by responding officers at the residence in the 7700 block of South 48th Lane.
The appalling facts: Phoenix Police Officer David Glasser, 35, a husband and father of two young children and a 12-year department veteran was gunned down mid-afternoon responding to a call of a burglary in progress from the father of the cold blooded killer, reporting his son had stolen his guns. Officer Glasser and five other officers dutifully responded to the scene. That’s what they do. David Glasser’s life was cut far too short in the driveway of the residence by a cowardly punk.
Also missing is the status of 19-year-old murderer, Israel Santos-Banos. If we’re waiting for the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) to tell us if he was an illegal alien or an anchor baby, the wait may be a long one.