Squish Republicrat Jeff Flake losing support
Just days ago, the Arizona Republic, slickly adept at skewing the news to fit its own agenda, had to admit — and on Page One, no less — that Jeff Flake is in trouble with Arizona voters.
The anorexic newspaper, only 26 pages two days running, excluding the throwaway USAToday, but including the full-page hearing aid ads for its aging demographic readership, conceded that its own poll showed McCain’s freshman underling at a bottom dragging 35 percent favorability rating as he gears up his reelection campaign.
Flake’s 2012 path to the senate was not a cake walk. It took enormous effort on the part of then-retiring Sen. Jon Kyl, and his seatmate John McCain to pull Flake over the finish line. Although the duo appeared in numerous pro-Flake ads, Flake barely beat U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona. Appointed to the nation’s Top Doc post by Pres. George W. Bush, Vice Admiral Carmona, M.D. lost by just 3 percentage points. Carmona possessed credentials — military, law enforcement and medical — lobbyist-turned U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake could only dream of.
Flake has an ego far exceeding his abilities. Given to highlighting his hair, posting shirtless pics of himself and effecting a mindless smirk, he is also adept at obscuring the truth as it suits him.
This reprehensible election gimmick involving robo calls directing voters to the wrong polling places came from Flake’s 2012 senate campaign was revealed by TV12.
Regardless of which side of Second Amendment freedoms you come down on, Flake inexcusably lied to the mother of an Aurora, Colorado theater shooting victim, who had contacted him regarding background checks. She called Flake a “coward.”
The Arizona Republic, dismayed at his facility for facileness also editorially called him out as a “coward” on the same issue.
When Flake glibly backtracked on his long held amnesty for illegals stance on which he has repeatedly partnered with liberal Illinois congressman Luis Gutierrez, the newspaper excoriated him in another editorial, saying he was “no longer a statesman,“ merely “a politician.”
The left-leaning editorial board need not have come unglued. His latest view was merely one of political expediency. Once the former House member was elected to the Senate, he joined with his mentor McCain to form the Gang of Eight, enlisting some of the most liberal senators and a couple of like-thinking RINOs to once again push for amnesty for illegals.
“In the past I have supported a broad approach to immigration reform, increased border security coupled with a temporary worker program. I no longer do,” the slippery candidate Flake previously declared. “I’ve been down that road, and it is a dead end.”
This July post, “So you think you know Jeff Flake? Think again” remains popular as does this August posting “Jeff Flake’s deceit exceeded only by his arrogance.” They will help explain why Jeff Flake is the most unpopular senator in the nation, as reported by azfamily TV 3.