The actual outliers are Flake and McCain
Arizona’s U.S. Senate duo appear to be genetically predisposed to hurling abuse at President Donald Trump. In their latest gig, John McCain and Jeff Flake are expressing feigned “disappointment” and even “embarrassment” over Trump’s retaliatory tweets to TV co-hosts who relentlessly disparage him.
There‘s nothing wrong with defending one‘s self. It’s basic to survival. Parents teach that to their kids.
Trump’s Arizona antagonists are remarkable paragons of temperament and discipline. Lacking basic propriety, they both took the low road in publicly declaring they would not vote for Donald Trump after he won the Republican nomination. He wasn’t couth enough for them. In response to this grand scale defection, the limp-wristed AZ GOP went mute.
Americans knew they were electing a New York style, aggressive entrepreneur not used to being constrained by the slick superficiality specialized in by career politicians. The fact that he’d never held political office offered its own brand of appeal.
After eight years of Barack Obama’s unparalleled lies and visible contempt for the taxpaying citizens, unconventional Donald Trump offered a refreshing alternative. When he promised to “Make America Great Again” and “bring back American jobs” the words resonated with Americans weary of the indefensible status quo.
Donald Trump is his own man, not a malleable politician with his finger to the wind. By every measure, he is passionate leader who has shown that his campaign promises were not just words, but plans to be put into action. Since he assumed office Jan. 20, 2017, he has done just that. The large crowds Trump generates are a testament to his continued appeal.
Flake, a committed amnesty proponent, is running for reelection in 2018. Though he continually sends out email pleas for money to “fight the Democrats,” he is sitting atop a pile of dough. By citing “the Democrats” as his challenger, Flake ignores the fact that he has a primary challenger. It’s true Dr. Kelli Ward doesn’t have the lobbyists’ millions that have flowed easily to Flake in the symbiotic quid pro quo world of DC politics. Kelli Ward needs our help. Flake responds to the lobbyists. She will respond to us.
In a recent article by McCain’s assigned reporter Dan Nowicki — now doing double duty for Jeff Flake — it’s all too clear he has a burden trying to reconfigure arrogant libertarian-leaning, former lobbyist Flake into a Republican with broad-based appeal. Nowicki latches onto the “Democrats are coming!” routine, writing 15 paragraphs before acknowledging that Flake has a Primary challenger. Kelli Ward is not just a challenger, but a highly intelligent, conservative Republican. Wouldn’t that be a rare treat?
Polls show lagging support for Flake. Republican activists who supported GOP nominee Trump feel betrayed by those they worked to put into office aiding the campaign of Hillary Clinton. Hillary took full advantage of Flake’s words, putting him and other Republicrats in this campaign ad. McCain was MIA since in 2016, he was campaigning for a new 6-year-term at age 80.
AZ Republic shovels it for Flake. McCain is a good memory jogger. We also recommend So you think you know Jeff Flake? Think again. Read about his unsavory past ties as a registered foreign agent lobbying on behalf of a Iranian linked uranium mining operation.
AZ US Senate candidate Dr. Kelli Ward supports Pres. Trump