Sen. Jeff Flake: Unable to draw a crowd

May 31, 2017

 Sen. Jeff Flake, making a campaign stop at the West Valley Arizona GOP Office, was unable to draw a crowd. This photo was taken in the middle of his presentation. 

The purge of Arizona’s conservative activists, replaced by McCain recruits, is all too evident. The sole purpose of McCain’s conservative cleansing was to provide voting proxies to enable his surrogates to control the Republican Party structure in Arizona. Jeff Flake was not a passive observer in this scheme. Jon Kyl, who Flake replaced, also engaged in this trickery.

This paltry lack of attendance is the result of their efforts.

The fact that both Jeff Flake and John McCain were vocal opponents of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, isn’t a plus for them in a state that gave all of its GOP electoral votes to now-President Trump. And Flake, running for reelection in 2018, will find it difficult to mend fences with the grassroots who have long distrusted him — with good reason.

Showing an utter disregard of good sense, he is compounding his disconnect by bringing in establishment crony Mitt Romney to stump for him at two events. Flake must have forgotten this embarrassing turnout Romney generated on behalf of McCain.

The Arizona Republic which consistently endorsed him in his House raceseditorially called Flake “a coward” in 2013 for one of his vacillating Second Amendment positions. The Republic also went apoplecticcalling Flake a “mere politician,” over his change of heart on legalizing millions of illegals. His varying views on the same issues are campaign-driven since Flake has no moral compass. With his finger to the wind, he can support or reverse course with ease.

As evidenced by the lack of attendance at his events, the folks are catching on. His ever-present, often inappropriate, grin isn’t working for him these days. Neither is baring his chest.

Flake is being challenged by Dr. Kelli Ward, a family practice physician and conservative former two-term state senator. US Senate terms are six years long.  This is our opportunity to right the political ship that has been taking on fetid water far too long.  Replace Jeff Flake.

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McCain’s shamelessness rears its ugly head….again

May 30, 2017

John McCain steps up criticism of Pres. Trump in Australia

What’s more pathetic than a bumbling, failed presidential candidate going abroad to denigrate and undermine the current U.S. President — four months into his presidency?

Not much.

It appears nothing keeps the perpetually aggrieved John McCain from behaving reprehensibly. Undercutting President Trump has become McCain’s calling card.

Appearing on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s program “7:30” Monday, he stated that President Donald Trump sometimes made him “nervous.”

McCain, who characterizes himself as a “maverick” in an attempt to give cover to his leftward lurches has certainly made Arizona Republicans “nervous” during his decades in Washington — usually colluding with Democrats and against the party whose brand he runs under.

“I am nervous from time to time,” he said. “I do believe that the President has great confidence in the national security team. I do believe most of the time that he accepts their advice and counsel. “Can I tell you that he does [that] all the time? No. Does it bother me? Yes, it bothers me.”

McCain describes Russian President Vladimir Putin as a bigger threat to world security than ISIS —  an Islamic extremist group that specializes in beheadings and burning caged people alive. McCain specifically claims Putin attempted to change the outcome of our 2016 presidential election.

That’s the election where both Arizona Sens. McCain and Flake stridently asserted they would not vote for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, as they supported Democrat Hillary Clinton. Do their words and deeds qualify as actively attempting to alter the election? How much influence did they have on their supporters? Why the silence from the RNC and AZ GOP when these two turncoats made such outrageous public statements? 

Yet the duplicitous duo of McCain and Flake was uncharacteristically mum when Barack Obama and his operatives actively engaged in election manipulation, spending hundreds of thousands of U.S. tax dollars leading up to Israel’s March 2015 election in an overt effort to unseat conservative Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu.  

Netanyahu won despite Obama’s meddling, even engaging with a team in Israel to influence the election.


With gratitude…Memorial Day 2017

May 29, 2017

 

Sharing in a longstanding tradition of paying tribute to those who lost their lives fighting for freedom,  more than 5,000 Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts placed American flags on the graves of over 88,000 veterans Saturday morning. The flag placement preceded other commemorative events which took place at the Los Angeles National Cemetery.

The scouts are made aware that their freedom is maintained by the dedication and sacrifices of others. As they approach each grave, the scouts read the name of the veteran aloud, places an American flag in the ground, observes a brief moment of silence….and salutes each fallen patriot.  Within an hour, the entire cemetery is decorated with thousands of American flags. Most importantly, the lesson of gratitude and the knowledge that freedom isn’t free, will stay with these young scouts throughout their lives.

The flags will remain in place until Tuesday, when the scouts will return to retrieve them and place them in storage for use next year.

On this Memorial Day, e invite you to listen to this moving rendition ofTaps played by the U.S. Marine Band.


AZ political heavyweights indicted on multiple charges in Federal Court

May 28, 2017

Serious charges leveled against high-powered lobbyist, utility company owner, former chairman of AZ Corporation Commission and his wife

Gary Pierce, former chairman of the Corporation Commissioner along with his wife Sherry Pierce, utility company owner George Harry Johnson and prominent lobbyist Jim Norton were each indicted earlier this week on eight separate federal charges of bribery and fraud.

The 17-page indictment can be read here.


Homeland Security chief: “Terror threat worse than most realize”

May 27, 2017

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said on Friday that the terror threat is worse than most realize, saying some people would “never leave the house” if they knew the truth.

“I was telling [Fox host] Steve [Doocy] on the way in here, if he knew what I knew about terrorism, he’d never leave the house in the morning,” Kelly said on “Fox & Friends.”

He noted there were four major terror attacks in the last week — in England, Egypt, the Philippines and Indonesia — “by generally the same groups.”

Read the sobering report here.

And today, the Times of London is reporting that Intelligence officers have identified 23,000 jihadist extremists living in Britain as potential terrorist attackers.

The scale of the challenge facing the police and security services was disclosed by Whitehall sources after criticism that multiple opportunities to stop the Manchester bomber had been missed.

Political correctness will be the end of the civilized world as the “Religion of Peace” tightens its grip.


Easily resistible offer to win Mitt tickets for Jeff Fake* events

May 26, 2017

A couple of guys named Tad and Josh have been sending out Jeff Flake breaking news emails. The first one heralded a chance to win tickets to a June 2 luncheon where failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney would appear in Tucson on behalf of fake Republican Jeff Flake. The Flake campaign was even holding a contest in which a lucky winner could score a free lunch.

Then came the follow-up .announcement which reached dizzying political heights Republicrats only dream about. Romney was also coming to Phoenix to stump for Flake. A reception has been scheduled later the same day.

The invitation tells recipients that the dual appearances are due to “popular demand,” leading us to wonder who these clamoring Mitt supporters are. Two tickets to the Phoenix reception can be had for a mere $5 donation — a bargain at half the price.

Who can forget when Mitt headlined a Mesa event for John McCain and only a handful of people showed up? Booking the LDS stronghold of Mesa is considered a sure thing for attendance for Mitt, but as this photo in the Arizona Daily Independent shows, that was not the case. Romney has never done well promoting lackluster Arizona U.S. Senate candidates. Octogenarian McCain tried to return the endorsement favor when Romney was running for president, and confused him with Barack Obama. (Embarrassing video in link).

We’re not including the ordering information since today is the deadline. Besides it’s doubtful the conservatives who routinely read SRAZ would likely be interested.

At 70, Romney still hungers for elective office. According to this report in Utah Policy, the Republicrat is now giving serious thought to running for the U.S. Senate from Utah, if Orrin Hatch retires. No wonder he’s stumping for Jeff the Fake Republican who bragged that he was not voting for the GOP presidential nominee. With Flake and McCain, Romney’s election would secure three solid votes with the Democrats.

*Not a typo


Trump tells NATO members to pay fair share for defense

May 26, 2017

President boldly addresses alliance members

On his first foreign trip as President, Donald Trump scored high marks with Americans who gave him a stunning victory last November.

His trip included a visit to Saudi Arabia, where he addressed the leaders of Muslim nations telling them they must do more to rout out Islamic extremists from their communities and mosques. In Israel he met with ally Benjamin Netanyahu and visited holy sites. He also used the opportunity to make a pointed reference to the previous administration which meddled in Israel’s election in an attempt to oust President Netanyahu, saying. “America’s security partnership with Israel is stronger than ever. Under my administration, you see the difference.”

The President and First Lady and key members of his administration then met with Pope Francis at the Vatican. Thursday he addressed NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) members, and spoke frankly about their obligations to “contribute their fair share” so the alliance can focus on fighting terrorism and dealing with “the grave concerns” relating to a mass migration crisis.

“The NATO of the future must include a great focus on terrorism and immigration, as well as threats from Russia and our NATO’s eastern and southern borders,” Trump said in a speech at the new $1.2 billion NATO headquarters in Brussels.

He also told members of the NATO alliance they must finally meet their financial obligations. Referring to “chronic underpayments,” Trump said 23 of the 28 member nations are “still not paying what they should be paying for their own defense.”

The United States has borne 22% of the costs associated with defending all of the member nations. In an agreed upon cost sharing formula, at least 2% of each county’s gross domestic product is to be spent on defense. Currently, only five of the 28 member nations carrying their own weight are the United States, the United Kingdom, Greece, Poland, and Estonia. Germany only pays 1.19.percent and Canada a paltry 1%.  Spain spends 0.9%, as does Belgium. Most of the 28 nation alliance prefer to spend on expansive social programs.

“This is not fair to the taxpayers of the United States,” Trump stated.

The president used his NATO speech to reiterate a point he made during his Saudi Arabia visit, when he encouraged Middle Eastern allies to take on a greater role in fighting the Islamic State.

“This call for driving out terrorism is a message I took to a historic gathering of Arab and Muslim leaders across the region, hosted by Saudi Arabia,” Trump said. “The leaders of the Middle East agreed at this unprecedented meeting to stop funding the radical ideology that leads to this horrible terrorism all over the globe.”

Referencing the terrorist attack in Manchester, England earlier this week as an example of the reasons why NATO as an institution must do more to combat Islamic extremism, Trump said, “The recent attack in the United Kingdom demonstrates the depths of the evil we face with terrorism. Innocent little girls and so many others were horribly murdered and badly injured while attending a concert — beautiful lives with such great potential torn from their families forever. It was a barbaric and vicious attack upon our civilization.”