Insulting choice: AZ Republic names 2017 Arizonans of the Year

If you were to guess who the co-winners of the title “Arizonans of the Year” would be, we’re betting you wouldn’t be on the same page as the Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic, which announced “The two men who tried to save us from ourselves…as they stood for core values.”

Still stumped?. We’ll give you another clue. Would the word, “courageous” help? If you’re thinking of first responders, try again.

Do the words,” love of liberty, a quest for justice, a commitment to freedom, a unity of purpose,“ provide the needed clue?  No, It’s not conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and his like-minded replacement on the high court, Neil Gorsuch. Justice Scalia died unexpectedly in 2016, so that takes him out of the running, even posthumously, for a 2017 award. Besides, neither man called Arizona home.

We are told they both delivered needed criticism. Could they be the restaurant or movie critics? Nah. Neither of those jobs would rise to Arizonan of the Year status. They “stuck their necks out and paid the price.”  That could possibly be major league sports figures who “took a knee“ disrespecting rather than standing for our flag and national anthem. But which sport and athlete?

When we read these winners don’t engage in the “now-familiar pugilism of smash-mouth politics,” it was clear that it was neither of Arizona’s U.S. Senators, both supporters of amnesty for America’s invaders, who have both stooped low in the political arena. It was the envious McCain who was revealed as the emissary who hand carried the now-known to be bogus “dossier” to then-FBI director James Comey on Jan. 6, the sole intent of which was to defame President-elect Donald Trump with manufactured, personally compromising allegations while advancing the contrivance of Russian collusion.

Flake repeatedly maligned candidate, and later, President Donald Trump. He even wrote a 140-page pamphlet he called a book, with a plagiarized title, the purpose of which was to denigrate Trump. Flake disgorged on the senate floor, vomiting a scathing spew aimed at the President of the United States, then opted out of running for reelection due to his soaring unpopularity.  Did you know his credentials for congress included being a registered foreign agent in the apartheid supporting African nation of Namibia, lobbying on behalf of a uranium mining company with ties to Iran?  He is a fluent speaker of Afrikaans, a language he learned to facilitate his LDS missionary assignment. These inconvenient facts were not worthy of reporting by the Arizona Republic.

 McCain cultivated the “Maverick” image to give the interloper a western flair as he first moved to Arizona after marrying his well connected beer heiress wife Cindy and ran for the U.S. House. The moniker also served the purpose of providing cover as he repeatedly shoved his thumb in the eye of actual Republicans. He originally had to be coerced into running under the GOP banner, since respected conservative House minority leader John Rhodes who was retiring, could never be replaced by a Democrat in the East Valley CD-1.

Flake, doing lame-duck Barack Obama’s bidding, actually shepherded Democrat Merrick Garland through the halls of the Senate, in an effort to gin up votes for his confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court.  Fortunately Donald Trump was elected, prevailing in the face of vigorous Democrat opposition, winning confirmation for his appointee, Neil Gorsuch.

John McCain pulled a fast one on GOP leadership when the vote was taken to repeal and replace the failed health care system known as Obamacare. Mitch McConnell held up the vote until the ailing 81-year-old Arizona Senator could participate, since Republicans hold a slim vote edge. When McCain went to the podium to vote, he shocked his GOP colleagues with a theatrical thumbs down, (video of McCain’s betrayal) effectively supporting the Democrats. The editorial states McCain, now suffering from brain cancer, could opt to rest on his “lifetime of achievements.” Arizona Conservatives know better. Elected GOP state committeemen censured him at the mandatory statutory meeting for his lack of commitment to the Republican principles. Maricopa County delegates also censured him earlier in the same month by a vote of 1,150 – 351.

McCain was recently scheduled to appear at the Reagan Forum, but was abruptly cancelled when more rational thinkers prevailed. John McCain represents the antithesis of everything Reagan, the conservative icon, stood for. Reagan’s optimistic spirit and gentlemanly demeanor stand in stark contrast to the crude, hot-tempered, erratic, scheming, ethically challenged McCain Arizonans know so well.

This is what Republican former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay had to say about presidential candidate John McCain.

The newspaper’s picks are beyond foolish. They are insulting.

11 Responses to Insulting choice: AZ Republic names 2017 Arizonans of the Year

  1. East Valley Conservative says:

    I’m a native Arizonan. I voted for John McCain when he first ran for John Rhodes’ congressional seat. He was a clean political slate, young and good looking who was promoted as a war hero. though many who were imprisoned with him in North Vietnam, tell an entirely different story. When the issue of his never having voted was raised, he had a ready answer that sounded good at the time, telling reporters that he was moving with the military too often to establish a residence. That he lived in Hanoi as a POW longer than any other place. He and his first wife and family lived in Florida and he could have registered there, but such mundane considerations were never important to him until he ran for Congress.

    I voted for him that single time. Am proud to say, I never repeated that mistake.

  2. VINOAZ says:

    Two of the worst senators in DC. How did we get to this point? A so called newspaper that hates America and Americans. Senators who care not for the country or its citizens. They are Democrats at heart who care not for the average American. They care about votes and power. Like Hollywood these leftist dogs (no insult to dogs) sneer at us and pat themselves on the back. They insult the very people who pay for their lavish lifestyles.
    We need two new senators, real conservatives, real patriots.

  3. Rob Haney says:

    No two people have done more to destroy our republic through promoting the illegal alien invasion than McCain and Flake. No two people have done more to destroy the Arizona Republican Party through corruption than McCain and Flake. The election and bylaw scandals reported daily in Frosty’s Incredible Briefs just scratch the surface on what the McCain/Flake surrogates have done to destroy the GOP in AZ. It is no wonder that the Democrat Party publication also known as the AZ Republic glorifies them.

    • State Committeeman says:

      I appreciate your comment, Mr. Haney. During your tenures as District Chairman and twice elected Maricopa County chairman, conservatives had a knowledgeable voice representing them. Now we are being led on a statewide and Maricopa county level by RIBOcrats. Robert Graham and his successor Jonathan Lines should re-register as the liberals they are. Both are in the pockets of the McCain/Flake cabal. We might as well have had Democrats in the Senate,

  4. CD 8 PC says:

    McCain is a despicable human being, who permanently sealed the records of Vietnam era MIAs since they reflected badly on him and his handcrafted glowing bio.. Jeff Flake is so far over his head in DC that he’s actually considered laughable. I’v heard from well placed sources that his “book” and senate floor rant against President Trump were both the work of senor staffers.

    All either of them care about is giving illegals a free pass to citizenship and aiding the expansion of the Democrat party, Nothing these who engage in makes sense other than the fact that they are ravenous leftwing wolves in Republican clothing.

  5. Frankly Speaking says:

    It’s been documented that John McCain, just like his chum Hillary Clinton, has been the recipient of large sums of money from open borders billionaire George Soros. I imagine the same is true for Jeff the Flake. One-Worlder, Soros opposes any national borders.

  6. Saguaro Sam says:

    SRAZ—-you state that neither Justice Scalia (R.I.P) nor Neil Gorsuch call Arizona home.
    Seems the same for Flake and McCain.
    What have they done for Arizona?
    Does anyone ever see them out and about, mingling with the average Joe or Joanna?
    It also seems that McCain was the inventor of coming up with ways to keep conservatives out of GOP townhall meetings, before it spread to other States.

    From the comments I read which are posted on many conservative websites, people from all over this country now know that those two are toxic. And the question so often asked –as to both of them –is, ‘why do the people in Arizona keep electing him?’

    McCain will skate again.
    He’s a big player in the fake Russian dossier matter.
    He’ll have to slip his earthly bonds in order to get away this time.

    • Sgt. Preston says:

      Have you noticed that whenever the “dossier” is mentioned, whether on the alphabet networks, radio or even Fox News, McCain’s deep involvement is never mentioned? He is the dirty party here, hoping to bring something to the attention of the FBI that would take down President Trump. His burning rage at losing and Trump winning the presidency probably ate a hole in his brain. He is a truly vile man.

  7. Conservative Since Birth says:

    I loathe them both.

  8. chick20112011 says:

    The AZ Repugnant, on its way out, emulated its “maverick hero”, Juan McShamnesty and poked its “readers” (any that are left).

    The AZ Repugnant is the ENGLISH version of “la Voz”.