Misplaced anger, feigned abuse elevates another McCain

September 30, 2017

Meghan McCain gets her ample back up

The headlines accuse President Trump of mocking John McCain. A simple Google search turns up multiple reports on the topic, leading readers to think the worst. Could the president, using grand insensitivity, have ridiculed McCain’s scar above his eyebrow where Mayo surgeons recently excised a cancerous growth on his brain?

No, that’s not it. 

Whatever it was, it was “abhorrent.” Meghan McCain says so.

“What more must my family be put through right now?she tweeted. “This is abhorrent.” 

Given the facts, Ms. McCain asks the wrong question and draws the wrong conclusion. President Trump imitated John McCain’s intentionally dramatic, Caligula-like ‘thumbs down,’ indicating his calamitous vote to single-handedly torpedo the repeal and replacement of Obamacare. It was a key campaign issue for Donald Trump — one that resonated with the national GOP voter base that put him in the White House and previously kicked McCain to the curb.

McCain’s action, one of many such tantrums and malicious acts, was based in his jealous rage that political outsider Donald Trump is president, a position McCain, with decades in D.C., failed miserably at achieving. In the 2008 presidential election, McCain only carried his home state by a slim 8.5% margin. Today, he gains his relevancy by creating havoc. At 81 with a 6-year senate term that it is unlikely he will complete, he has nothing to lose.

Meghan should have asked, “What more must the people of the United States be put through by the obstinate pettiness of John McCain?”

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Sinema drops CD9 seat, opts for senate challenge to Flake

September 29, 2017

Cloaked radical liberal challenges RINO

And so it begins.  To no one’s surprise, Democrat U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema has announced she’s jumping her Congressional District 9 perch and “putting country ahead of politics” as she runs for the U.S. Senate. Her You Tube announcement shows a soft spoken, genteel woman who recounts her early years as part of a homeless family, telling how attaining the American Dream is actually the story of her life.

Sinema deserves credit for a masterful job of recreating her image. When she took office in 2013, as the self announced “first openly bisexual” member of Congress, she refused to take her oath of office on the bible as is customarily done, since she considers herself an atheist . Her terms in the Arizona House and Senate came after she abandoned running as a Green Party Candidate. Sinema was endorsed by the pro-abortion EMILY’s List, supports gun control measures, advocates on behalf of citizenship for illegals, and regards “raising taxes as more economically sound than cutting vital services.” Her Mideast allegiances lie with the Palestinians rather than Israel, the only democracy in the entire region. Sinema was a frequent guest at the Obama White House. Virulently anti-military, in campaign-mode she evidenced a newfound, though exploitive compassion, with this ad, featuring the parents of a young veteran who took his own life after being denied treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

In Sept. 2012, during her first congressional race, SRAZ postedKyrsten Sinema: Far-left radical AZ CD 9 Dem exposed,” topping it with a cozy photo of Sinema with her then-best gal pal Janet Napolitano. It contains a wealth of information including her ties to the Communist Party. Sinema’s chameleon-like change of appearance and tone should be enough to raise the antenna of those paying attention to high alert levels. Be sure to read Guy Benson’s Townhall column.

With Democrat Sinema now angling to oust unpopular senator Jeff Flake and the Congressional District 9 seat opening, there will be a free-for-all race of wannabees. Former McCain aide Paul Hickman  is reportedly eyeing the seat. Radio talk show co-host Seth Leibsohn, a former Bill Bennett colleague and president of the Leibsohn Group has been playing coy, as he leads up to an end of Sept. announcement. A frequent guest on the ‘Seth and Chris’ launching pad show is political consultant Sean Noble, onetime chief-of-staff to former U.S. Rep. John Shadegg — a longtime McCain ally.

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, another liberal Democrat, is eyeing the CD 9 House seat, along with some lesser known aspirants.

As an ever-growing horde dukes it out for the House seat, keep your eye on the Arizona Republican Senate Primary, where vulnerable Jeff Flake is being challenged by Dr. Kelli Ward, a conservative former two-term state senator and physician, who will be a valuable asset as the U.S. Senate  revisits repealing Obamacare.


Mulish McCain attempts to scuttle tax reform

September 28, 2017

Ailing John McCain hasn’t the grace to leave the senate and spend precious time with family  and friends, as his Mayo doctors suggested following the release of his diagnosis of an aggressive brain cancer and follow-up treatment of chemotherapy and radiation. Instead he’s making demands and signaling his intent to torpedo President Trump’s tax reform efforts.

Why? Because tax reform, like repealing and replacing Obamacare, was a key Trump issue that resonated with voters nationwide.  McCain is a jealous and vindictive man who despises President Trump and like his underling Jeff Flake, stated he would not vote for the 2016 Republican nominee, opting to support Hillary Clinton.

McCain wants to call the shots on tax reform exactly as he did on repealing Obamacare. The 81-year old, self identified ‘Maverick” revels in his role as obstructionist-in-chief. Whatever he can do to throw a wrench in President Trump’s agenda makes McCain’s day. Republicans control both the U.S. House and Senate, but the margin is slim and a defector such as McCain can single-handedly doom long-awaited GOP reforms.

Now trying to sound high-minded, but failing miserably, the unhinged egotist is calling for “bipartisanship” on the tax reform deliberations. Bipartisanship has a single meaning in Washington, D.C. It signifies Republicans caving to Democrat demands.  It’s impossible to recall one issue on which meaningful concessions were made by Democrats. That’s not how they function. 

After decades in Washington, the left-of-center McCain knows these facts, but chooses to ignore them.

Republican leaders plan to use the same fast-track procedure on taxes as they attempted to implement on health care reform. The plan requires 50 Senate votes while bypassing a potential Democrat filibuster. Because the GOP controls only 52 votes in the Senate, every vote is essential for passage.

Expecting Democrat support for a tax overhaul is an exercise in futility. Democrats are not known for favoring tax cuts, since their liberal policies require ever more funding.

Earlier this week, President Trump hosted Republican and Democrat members of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee at the White House. He expressed optimism about the simplified tax plan, and promised to “cut taxes tremendously for the middle class.”

The president would be wise to schedule the vote when showboating, elitist McCain is in Scottsdale undergoing treatment at Mayo Clinic. Married to an heiress, he’s able to access health care outside the reach of the average American. When he campaigned for president, he was unable to give a definitive answer to how many homes he owned.

This is presidential candidate McCain caught in his own deceitful web about his knowledge of economics —- essential for reforming the cumbersome and oppressive tax system.

 


Contrarian McCain’s legacy: Colluding with the left

September 27, 2017

From his bonding to amnesty for illegals, lack of commitment to tax reform and promoting campaign finance measures crafted to benefit Democrats — through to his deception on health care reform and sports teams’ refusal to respect our American flag and national anthem — McCain takes the wrong side

After selling out Americans for the second time with his “no” vote on replacing Obamacare, John McCain has moved on to giving aid and comfort to those who disrespect our national symbols of liberty — the American flag and national anthem.

We could lay his betrayals off on what his Mayo doctors referred to as an aggressive brain malignancy, and sympathetically declare that he is reacting to the scourge that’s overtaken his sensibilities. It only takes a brief moment to regain equilibrium and recognize that McCain, now 81, is acting as he always has, in whatever manner gains him the most press and attention as he cravenly colludes with the left and then configures himself as a “conservative during campaign season.

In the instances of his stance voting in opposition to healthcare reform, there is one response.  It happens to be the same reason he is siding with the unpatriotic NFL players who show contempt for the symbols of our freedoms by”taking a knee” and refusing to stand for the national anthem.

The reason is based in his jealousy of and hatred for President Donald Trump, a political outsider who attained what McCain spent his entire career angling for — the presidency. It rankles McCain that Donald Trump overcame 16 other Republican contenders and now continues to work toward fulfilling promises he made to the American people as the 2016 GOP standard-bearer. Keeping promises is a concept beyond John McCain‘s limited abilities.

There was a time when kneeling was indicative of a display of humility and honor. With the National Football League, it denotes unity with broad and unfounded oppressive racial overtones. The football players live large on their inflated salaries paid for by sports fans who just want to see a game. They are tiring of the ongoing and increasing displays of arrogance and lack of patriotism. As a result, attendance and viewership is down. NFL has come to stand for “Not For Long.”

In her nationally syndicated column today, NFL Pigskins at the Public Trough, Michelle Malkin details the $billions spent on taxpayer-funded stadiums across the country.  But that doesn’t bother the tone-deaf John McCain, who sides with the players “rights” of free speech.

Although the First Amendment protects free speech, there are limitations. While the government is prohibited from infringing on free speech, private businesses are not. Workplaces have the ability to determine what is allowable within their confines. Sports teams are well-financed workplaces.

President Trump’s defense of patriotism is correct. John McCain is on the wrong side — again.


Alabama’s Moore,Strange election saga — results here & Update

September 26, 2017

Steve Bannon gins up Alabama crowd for Roy Moore

There’s no question SRAZ has intelligent readers. That’s evident by the high level of comments our posts receive.  But following this unwieldy saga takes more than brainpower. It requires an elevated degree of concentration and commitment to following its twists and turns.. Here‘s the condensed version:

President Trump’s appointment of Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions as United States Attorney General left a senate vacancy.  Luther Strange, the state’s Attorney General was appointed to fill the seat by former Gov. Robert Bentley. But wouldn’t you know? Bentley was under investigation by Strange’s office for his involvement in a sex scandal. Bentley resigned after appointing Strange, Mitch McConnell’s establishment candidate — none of which passes the smell test.

 A three way GOP primary followed  in August, Conservative former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore was the top vote getter. He and Strange are competing in a runoff today. The victor will face Democrat Doug Jones in a December special election.

But wait.  There’s more.

Last week President Trump entered the fray, traveling to Alabama to endorse Luther Strange, declaring Roy Moore can’t win the General Election. To ensure that prediction, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been pouring $millions into negative advertising against Moore through PACs with which he’s aligned, notably the Senate Leadership Fund super PAC and the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

McConnell wants to retain his leadership post and he’s counting on Strange’s vote to make that a reality. Conservatives are rightfully dissatisfied with both McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan, who lead GOP majorities in their respective chambers and yet have fallen far short of expectations.

 Moore has said he would “defeat this Washington elitist crowd,” a direct job at McConnell.

Monday night former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon brought down the barn in which he was speaking on behalf of Roy Moore, declaring war on the GOP establishment and telling the crowd that the D.C. elites behind Strange’s campaign regard Alabama voters as “a pack of morons. They think you’re nothing but rubes. They have no interest at all in what you have to say, what you have to think or what you want to do. And tomorrow, you’re gonna get an opportunity to tell them what you think of the elites who run this country!”

Bannon made it clear he was not chastising the president, stating that it was Moore, not Strange, who would do the most to back the Trump agenda.

Tonight’s  election results  will tell whether the establishment syndicate or the conservative base have their fingers on the pulse of Alabama Republicans. Polls close in Alabama at 7 PM. — 5 PM AZ time.

Alabama vote for Roy Moore is a stunning repudiation of Mitch McConnell and D.C. establishment

Unofficial statewide election results with all counties reporting:

Roy Moore 54.89% trounced Luther Strange 45.11%

This spectacular Alabama upset ran concurrent to the news that Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, a McConnell ally, has announced his retirement, leaving another senate vacancy. Tennessee swept Donald Trump into the presidency in 2016 with 60.7% to Hillary Clinton’s 34.7%. Trump took all 11 electoral votes.

Donald Trump also carried Alabama in 2016, with 62.1% to Clinton’s 34.4%  He captured all 9 electoral votes.


Trump-hating AZ Republic focuses on “The Wall”

September 25, 2017

Many of us remember a John Hershey novel as required college reading. ‘The Wall,’ set in the WWII era was not a new publication, but the chilling account of the monstrous, dehumanizing evil of the Warsaw ghetto and the valiant efforts to escape the Nazi’s “final solution,” captured our attention.

The same title has been co-opted for an ongoing series in the Periódico de la República (Arizona Republic), long committed to amnesty for illegals and an open southern border.  Gannet, the parent company of the Republic and USA Today — which also owns  myriad other left-leaning publications — has  given this continuing, collaborative report daily Page One status.

The driving force behind the series is, of course, President Trump and his focus on border security, stemming from his campaign promise to build a wall. That issue resonated with American voters who ultimately put him in office. The Hillary Clinton-endorsing leftwing media, (scorecard under link) including the Arizona Republic, was stunned as the numbers came in on election night. This account by Dan Gainor details the shock, which he correctly assesses as the media’s ‘primal scream.’

The series offers a litany of reasons why the wall is a terrible idea. If one doesn’t appeal, there are plenty of others to choose from. Reader alert: Be aware the newspaper uses the terms “migrant,” “undocumented” and “immigrant” when referring to illegal aliens.

Although the report assures that illegal border crossings are down, it oddly claims deaths of “migrants” are on the rise invading  what it refers to as our “imaginary border.”

Fencing, we are told, may inhibit drug trafficking, but won’t stop it. Using that convoluted logic, an open border is the way to go. These are definitely the spirited entrepreneurs we should welcome into the United States.

Tribal members whose land abuts the border in some locations, are opposed to the wall because it may encroach on sacred ground. Since sacred land takes a back seat to tribal casino operations, opening secure gambling establishments in these spots should solve the problem.

Scare tactics include the claim that tomatoes may cost more — a problem easily remedied by growing your own.

An even more novel opposition to the wall centers on biologists’ concerns that jaguars (cats, not cars) may “become extinct in the U.S. without a connection to Mexico.”

A Coyote, the well-paid transporters of illegal aliens flooding the United States. says the price he charges illegals to cross the border fence from Mexicali, Mexico, to the U.S. has gone up as border security has increased, The ridiculous article’s conclusion? He’s “not worried about the border wall, the border wall will make him rich.”

The latest segment is titled, “Who will really pay for President Trump’s wall?” What the República fails to grasp is that the wall is not Trump’s. He was elected by Americans who desire the security provided by an impenetrable barrier.

In the Sunday edition of the newspaper — as though there is no other news affecting Arizona — the entire 12-page Valley and State section of the newspaper is devoted to coverage of “The Wall.”

A recent article was headlined, “Phoenix composting program is suffering from low participation.’ Help it get on its feet.  If you still subscribe, drop your newspapers in a collection bin.  Then call to cancel. Think of the exhilaration of starting your day without having your intelligence insulted.


All time first: AZ Republic runs an aditorial praising McCain

September 24, 2017

No, that is not a misspelling.  It’s our description of what we found looking for Sunday’s editorial in the Arizona Republic.

There it was, a full page topped by the all capitalized words in bold type:

P R I N C I P L E D

L E A D E R S H I P

The princely accolade is following by a  seven-and-a -half-inch square photo of pre-brain surgery scarred John McCain.  Directly below that is a paragraph from “Arizona’s health care  and business leaders” heaping praise on  Arizona’s senior senator (ASS)  for his  desire to work with the Democrats on health care reform in what these “leaders” call a bipartisan manner in “adopting lasting and meaningful health care reform.”

You know, exactly as Barack Obama and the Democrats like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi did when they shoved Obamacare down America’s throat. In the intervening years since the massive government overtaking of healthcare was passed, Arizonans have seen a dramatic 116 percent rise in premiums — which the “leaders” have either overlooked or actually don’t care about.

Following the praiseful paragraph is a Sept. 22, 2017 quote from McCain which the “leaders” say they couldn’t agree with more. It was taken from his speech following his second vote against President Donald Trump’s efforts to follow through on his campaign promise to “repeal and replace” Obamacare.

McCain, who was embarrassingly trounced 52.1 to 44.5 when he ran for the presidency in 2008, is still smarting over President Trump’s overwhelming victory over Hillary Clinton. Both McCain and Jeff Flake voted for the scandal plagued liberal Democrat, saying they could not support Donald Trump — though he emerged victorious from a Republican primary field of 17 contestants.

The besotted signers on the aditorial must have short memories. Just last year, running for another 6-year senate term at age 80, McCain campaigned on repealing and replacing Obamacare. Were they happy with him then or did they vote for Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick who supported Obamacare?