Jeff Flake word thief: Steals from Goldwater, ex-Rep. Shadegg

July 31, 2017

Plagiarizes from late  AZ Senator and former Congressman

It’s difficult to veer too far from the truth when those who know the facts are still above ground, but that doesn’t stop the fakery emanating from the pages of the Arizona Republic. Dan Nowicki, the assigned sycophant covering Arizona’s senior senator, must be dealing with bouts of insomnia thee days, fretting over his future. The man he has covered for years will be 81 within days and is seriously ill with an aggressive form of brain cancer.  He’s unlikely to finish the six-year term to which he was reelected in 2016. His obstinate underling, more supportive of Barack Obama than Donald Trump, is considered to be one of the most vulnerable Republicans up for reelection in 2018.  Flake polls exceedingly low as he gears up for reelection, with a 37 percent approval rating according to recent polling conducted by Morning Consult.

 But reporter Nowicki soldiers on, with duplicity in high gear. His article on the front page of the Sunday edition is ridiculously titled, “McCain and Flake make the case for compromise.“ Where was the compromise when the senior senator obscenely voted with the unified Democrats and two other Republicrats to blow up any chances of President Trump succeeding on repairing the monstrosity known as Obamacare? Where was the unity when Jeff Flake joined the never Trump resisters as he repeatedly statedTrump can’t win and shouldn’t win.”  After Flake’s unequivocal assertion that he wouldn’t vote for the GOP nominee, Hillary Clinton featured him in a campaign ad.

Flake, who viciously campaigned against presidential nominee Donald Trump is described as having written a book that hypocritically promotes the “rejection of destructive politics and a return to principle.” Known as a self promoter and never regarded as a serious thinker, he even pathetically lifted the title of Barry Goldwater’s 1961 book, “Conscience of a Conservative” for his own soon to be released book. The crème de la crème of Flake’s word thievery is given headline prominence on Breitbart News: GOP Sen. Flake: Under Trump GOP Lost its way, Given to ‘nativism,’ ’xenophobia.’

In this Oct. 2006 article in the New York Times, then-Arizona Congressman John Shadegg was quoted as saying, ““I believe the Republican Party in Arizona has been hurt very badly by the image created by those who have been most outspoken in their attacks on the illegal immigration issue, who have created the appearance that Republicans are xenophobic, that seem by their comments and are by their comments intolerant.”

No. We simply want foreign nationals to respect our laws and sovereignty. There’s nothing intolerant about that.

Shadegg must have thought Arizona voters were too unsophisticated to find the words he never used around his constituents, reserving them for the east coast elites. Now, Jeff Flake lifts the sentiment that places illegals above American citizens.

We can do better than the frauds passing themselves off as Republicans. Haven’t you had enough?

 Acquaint yourself with  conservative Dr. Kelli Ward.   She needs our donations and our votes. Flake has amassed a mighty war chest with the aid of open border lobbyists and hard core leftists. It’s time to elect a conservative, not a flake.

 

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Hero or Goat? Typifying the liberal quandary

July 30, 2017

Though deeply entrenched in the digital world, there remains an enigmatic appeal to holding a book or magazine in our hands and turning pages. This explains why the arrival of the conservative Weekly Standard in the mailbox each week is such a pleasure.

The magazine runs the gamut from serious commentary, analysis of the news to dashes of humor. Today we bring you the humor, which we all so richly deserve after the antics that dominated the news this past week. This selection is from The Scrapbook:

Hero or Goat?

The latest threat to the American workforce has arrived, and it’s on four hooves.

A public-employee union is up in arms over a team of blue-collar billy-goats employed to clear brush on a college campus. The union claims that by using the animals, Western Michigan University is snatching jobs away from union workers. They’re not kidding around, either—the union has filed a grievance against the university. Their complaint is a sort of inversion of Orwell’s Animal Farm motto: Two legs good, four legs ba-a-a-a-ad.

What’s particularly delightful about this conflict is how it pits two key leftist enterprises—public-employee unions and college environmentalists—against one another. After all, the reason Western Michigan University chose goat grazers in the first place was concern for the environment. Eschewing chemicals, the college instead opted for the green solution, hiring a team of 20 goats to clear 10 acres of rough bramble and poison ivy. Last year a trip of 10 goats proved efficient and sustainable, and the current flock is ahead of schedule.

Alas, such environmental considerations weren’t enough to pacify the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. The union was quick to leap to the defense of its members in the face of the ruminant menace.

And just how great is that menace? The Washington Post did the math and found that in one month, one person with a tractor can do the work of 3,600 goats. Even if all 2.5 million goats in the United States were employed, they would only threaten 347 full-time human jobs nationwide.

Small as that number may be (and it’s nothing compared with the threat posed by automated robot goats), it’s not nonexistent, which leaves leftists with a dilemma. It seems to The Scrapbook that there is an obvious compromise that would satisfy all parties: The goats should unionize.


Chaotic musical chairs,Shakespearean style backstabbing in the West Wing & UPDATE

July 29, 2017

Chief of Staff Reince Priebus out, Scaramucci falls short in communications department

 Anthony Scaramucci, the White House communications director on the job for a week, let go with a barrage of blue language that might even make even the most uncouth blush.

In a profanity-laced tirade on a phone call to New Yorker reporter Ryan Lizza, Scaramucci railed about “leakers,” hurling vicious barbs at Reince Priebus, the White House chief of staff and Steve Bannon, President Trump’s chief strategist, while issuing threats of firing “everyone.”

“What I’m going to do is, I will eliminate everyone in the comms team and we’ll start over,” Scaramucci was quoted as saying.

Angry about Lizza’s report of a private White House dinner Scaramucci threatened, “They’ll all be fired by me. I fired one guy the other day. I have three to four people I’ll fire tomorrow. I’ll get to the person who leaked that to you.”

 Scaramucci is a Harvard educated lawyer who worked for Goldman-Sachs early in his financial career. Politically, he’s been all over the map, endorsing Jeb Bush prior to joining Trump’s presidential campaign team. He co-chaired Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential finance committee and is liberal on social issues, advocating for same-sex marriage and restrictive gun laws. Going back to 2015, he has been critical of Trump, disparaging his stated intent to build a wall along our southern border. He donated to the campaigns of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

Press secretary Sean Spicer resigned after President Trump appointed Scaramucci, as his communications director, who would bypass Spicer and report directly to the president. Spicer had previously worked for the Republican National Committee, which Priebus chaired.

And Reince Priebus — a man with political contacts and insider knowledge worth their weight in gold? He was unceremoniously pushed out as White House chief of staff Friday, resigning, with grace and kind words for the president. Priebus was replaced by John Kelly, the secretary of homeland security and retired four-star Marine general.

President Trump has unfairly endured more vitriol from the leftwing, Hillary-supporting  media than any of his predecessors, yet he needs to remain steady. Conservatives can only hope this is the end of the shuffling and oustings, and that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions  — a man  with outstanding credentials, continues to disregard the verbal slings and arrows and stays on the job.

The Shakespearean tragedy “Macbeth,” written in the early 1600’s, demonstrated that catering to political whims based in the notion of a divine right of the reining monarch can have disastrous results. Those of us who support President Trump see the need for impulse control.

July 29, 2017:

Scaramucci out within days — a mere 250 hours — of his appointment as White House communications director

Retired General John Kelly, President Trump’s new chief of staff, firmly asserted his authority on his first day in the White House stating he will impose military discipline in the chaotic West Wing. He underscored his intent by firing classless Anthony Scaramucci, the bombastic communications director, 10 days after he was hired. Scaramucci disgracefully distinguished himself with an x-rated and threat filled  rant (linked in original post above) at a reporter regarding a leak naming dinner guests at a small gathering with the president.


McCain single-handedly kills GOP effort to repeal Obamacare

July 28, 2017

McCain has written his own obituary

The Arizona Republic has gone mute. John McCain, the newspaper’s favorite obstructionist, a phony Republican who has spent his entire career in Washington colluding with Democrats, is no longer on the front page.  The massive photos and oversize headlines are gone, though John McCain isn’t.  Has he finally disappointed the left-leaning, Hillary Clinton and amnesty-supporting newspaper? His name has been obliterated from its pages this morning.  The only mention in the entire front section is a column on page 12 that was obviously written before he led the Republicans off the health care cliff and preserved the debacle known as Obamacare.

Nearly 81 and suffering from an aggressive form of brain cancer, John McCain was hailed a hero for returning to the U.S. Senate to cast a vote with Republicans. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell held up a vote on the bill waiting for McCain to arrive. He was acclaimed for hopping a private jet to support the party under whose banner he ran and was first elected to the U.S. House in 1982 — 35 long years ago.

Yet in a 51-49 vote that finally took place at 2 a.m. this morning, John McCain cast the deciding vote to kill the repeal. Republicrats Susan Collins (Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) had already signaled they’d be voting with the Democrats, once again. It was John McCain’s opposition vote that sealed the deal. A jealous, perpetually angry and petty man, McCain doesn’t want to give President Trump the repeal which was a hallmark of his victorious campaign.

“It is time to move on,” McConnell said after the vote.

Senate Minority Leader Democrat Charles Schumer with whom McCain and Jeff Flake partnered on the Gang of Eight amnesty bill, smugly clucked, “We are not celebrating. We are relieved.”

The next time Seeing Red AZ writes about this despicably arrogant double-crosser will be when he draws his last breath.  To most Republicans, he’s already dead.


AZ Republic morphs into The Daily McCain

July 27, 2017

As we pointed out on Wednesday, the failing Arizona Republic newspaper has become a paean to the ailing John McCain. This morning’s front page features two articles giving him headline prominence.

“McCain lists priorities for Senate health bill” and “McCain hits Trump over transgender ban.”

McCain, desiring to be current on sexual issues has radically changed his tune from this appearance during his failed presidential bid. “Hitting Trump” has become his primary focus since Donald Trump was elected president, accomplishing what eluded McCain.

Letters to the editor are selected based on two categories: Tributes to McCain  and bashing his 2016 conservative opponent Kelli Ward, a physician and two-term state senator who had the temerity to challenge him. For her effort, she was outspent 10 t0 1 and bizarrely depicted by McCain as aiding ISIS terrorists although the state senate doesn’t address international issues and her physician husband served tours of duty in battle zones. She has now mounted a campaign against Jeff Flake, who loudly proclaimed his refusal to vote for the Republican presidential nominee and did the bidding of Barack Obama, — even promoting Democrat Merrick Garland, Obama’s lame duck nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court . Flake is so beloved by the left that Hillary Clinton even featured him in a campaign ad.

Letters to the editor of the newspaper run the gamut of suggesting that an Arizona town be renamed to honor McCain, to decimating Kelli Ward.  It’s no secret the Republic is in Flake’s corner as it ignores the facts while buffing him up for the 2018 election.

Don’t be fooled. There’s too much at stake.


McCain curses conservatives from US Senate chamber

July 26, 2017

Ailing John McCain returned to Washington on Tuesday to cast a vote on the latest version of healthcare reform. This is the procedural vote tally.

And whadda’ya know? McCain used the occasion to read a scripted speech disparaging conservatives. He didn’t call them that, of course, as he denounced them, declaring, “To hell with them!”

Arizona’s senior senator, not known for decorum, coarsely dispensed this sage advice, “Stop listening to the bombastic loudmouths on the radio, and television and the Internet. To hell with them!” Longtime Democrat colluder McCain who has worked feverishly to bring down President Donald Trump, then offered a peculiar proposal, “Let’s trust each other.”

Exactly how does President Trump trust the single person who is doing the most to obliterate his presidency?

Obscuring McCain’s verbal assault the slavishly loyal Arizona Republics front page used a declaration of war sized headline to lavish him with praise.


Fake news breeds fake polls

July 25, 2017

We’ve been hearing a lot about Fake News  recently. This USA/iMedia Ethics poll illustrates the extent to which relentless negative news manipulation impacts the average American. The all-caps headlines in the Monday edition of USA Today trumpets AMERICANS ARE SPLIT 42% – 42% ON IMPEACHING PRESIDENT.

We’ll focus on just four questions. The first is the one from which the headline numbers are derived. It also provides a means for the leftist Gannett publication to gauge the effectiveness of its skewed content — which is now folded inside the anorexic Arizona Republic to give it heft. By the poll’s own admission, the sampling numbers vary depending on the questions as does the margin of error.

Based on what you’ve read and heard, do you think the Congress should?…Or should not? Impeach Donald Trump and remove him from the presidency, or are you not sure?

How upset would you be if Congress does NOT impeach President Trump and remove him from office?

How upset would you be if Congress DOES impeach President Trump and remove him from the presidency?

The poll concludes with this ominous question:

Whatever your views of Donald Trump, what do you think about his chances of serving out the four years of his current term?

Seeing Red AZ also has a question:

Where was such a poll when Barack Obama was president?

Article II, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution sets the Standards for Impeachment.*

The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

* Courtesy of the Heritage Foundation