Jeff Flake, who has earned an “F” rating from Conservative Review, and whose Second Amendment restrictionist views are held in contempt by Gun Owners of America, is already prepping for his reelection,sending out fundraising solicitations over a year in advance of the beginning of campaign season.
The subject line of his recent email is peculiar, reading, “ICYMI: They want to turn Arizona BLUE.” He goes on to warn that “Hillary Clinton and the Democrats are blitzing Arizona and trying to turn it into another blue state like California!”
Flake is obviously hoping Arizona voters are suffering from chronic memory loss and have forgotten that before he was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012 — squeaking in by a mere 3 percentage points — Jeff Flake and radical leftist Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) were like-minded amnesty amigos in the U.S. House.
They were so close, in fact, that when the dedicated open borders extremist Gutierrez wrote the piece, “The Numbers Are On Our Side,” for the far-left Progress Illinois, he publicly thanked Jeff Flake by name for his efforts in helping to “turn red states blue.”
Now Flake uses the same slogan with which he had more than a passing relationship, trying to mold it into a conservative money grab.
In this excerpt Gutierrez specifically mentions Jeff Flake:
“”During the 110th Congress, I introduced the only bipartisan, comprehensive immigration bill with my colleague, Congressman Jeff Flake, from Arizona. Our bill would create a system that allows undocumented immigrants to come out of the shadows and work here legally and safely and humanely…It creates a system predicated on family values by developing laws that keep families strong and, most importantly, keeps husbands and wives, parents and children together.
Passing sensible immigration reform is good policy and good politics. So how do we win? We need more engaged progressives who are willing to stand up for what is right. We need labor unions to keep leading the charge. We need grassroots efforts to register immigrants to vote and to turn them out on Election Day. In the end, democracy is about numbers. The side that can count the highest wins. And the numbers are on our side. Hard-working immigrants are turning red states blue.
They are electing leaders from school boards to the U.S. Senate. They are standing up and marching and speaking with one voice. Immigrants will remember on Election Day who heard them, respected them, and fought for them,” says Jeff Flakes’ friend and co-sponsor of amnesty bills, Rep. Luis Gutierrez.”
But in 2011 as a U.S. Senate candidate, the ever slippery Flake morphed into a border hawk which the had the pro-amnesty/open borders Arizona Republic, sputtering out of control — calling his change of heart on amnesty “jarring” and referring to Flake as a mere politician.” The newspaper needn’t have gone so apoplectic. Immediately after the votes were counted, he joined his mentor John McCain on a renewed push for amnesty, partnering with the most liberal senate Democrats on the Gang of Eight amnesty bill.
Arizonans deserve better.