Schumer Shutdown: Best assessment of scare tactics

January 22, 2018

Trump-hating Democrats and the eagerly acquiescing media have launched false shutdown narrative in an attempt to smear Republicans and score points in the upcoming 2018 midterm elections

Thomas Hicks, Jr. has written a superb opinion piece on the government shutdown. It appears in The Hill, and should be required reading for anyone who thinks there’s no difference between political parties — the old saw we’ve all heard from the uninformed. 

Schumer’s shutdown reveals: Democrats will destroy America just to spite Trump,” is not only well-written and fact-filled, but it clearly delineates the differences between the two parties. ‘Hicks captures the essence of the Democrats in the following few words: “Never before in American history has a major political party put the interests of lawbreaking foreign nationals ahead of the interests of law abiding Americans. Yet that is exactly what the Democrats have done in holding the government hostage to extract special favors for illegal immigrants.”


McCain: Incapable of doing job, lacks grace to retire

January 21, 2018

Who’s McCain’s ghost writer?

To the casual observer, it appears John McCain has been very busy. Though seriously ill with what his Mayo Clinic doctors describe as an “aggressive form of brain cancer,” he continues to weigh in on D.C. issues and place the blame for government intransigence squarely where he thinks it belongs — on Republicans.

We are led to believe octogenarian McCain has become a prolific writer as he recuperates from the unrecoverable and deals with the debilitating side effects of the therapy he‘s been receiving, which often returns him to the hospital. He tweets and writes commentaries like this one imploring President Trump to stop attacking the press — ignoring the fact that it’s the same leftist press that eagerly prints his own condemnations and has waged war on the president since before his inauguration. McCain also has his name attached to a globalist vantage point op-ed that appeared in The Economist, titled, “The World in 2018”: Defending the Liberal World Order.That’s a title we couldn’t make up. The article reeks of  the influence of billionaire Socialist One Worlder George Soros, a generous McCain funder who despises national borders.

McCain’s senate office, which was issuing intermittent updated health reports, has been silent, though CNN reported in mid-December that he was described as increasingly frail.

One of McCain’s last public acts was the intentionally theatrical and spiteful thumbs down vote he cast against Republican efforts on the “skinny repeal” of Obamacare. The senate balloting was delayed in anticipation of his much needed vote. Sick or well, McCain is a showboating antagonist who continually colludes with Democrats against the party under whose banner he has run for nearly four decades.

McCain has missed important votes and key staff members are leaving for more secure positions. He obviously isn’t writing commentaries or spending his days tweeting. The charade by his well-intentioned  staff does him no favors. The chances of him returning to the senate are slim. Arizonans deserve representation. Gov. Doug Ducey, whose own election carried the GOP syndicate’s endorsement, including McCain‘s, would be in the odd position of appointing a successor to the man he has known since he moved to Arizona in 1982 to attend ASU and went to work for Hensley & Co., Cindy Hensley McCain’s Anheuser-Busch distributorship.

Even given the awkwardness of the situation, it’s imperative to fill the seat with a Republican who can show up for work. John McCain recently had the newly renovated Terminal 3 at Phoenix’ Sky Harbor International Airport named for him by the Democrat majority Phoenix City Council. Now he could show some reciprocal decency to the taxpayers who funded that extravagant gift and let them have the senate representation they deserve in an environment where very vote counts.

Putting the Hurt on Jeff the Flake

January 20, 2018

From time to time, we post a selection we think is worthy of being featured as “Weekend reading guaranteed to make you smarter.”

As the failing Arizona Republic newspaper features “celebrity birthdays” and a “fish with human-like teeth” among its “top stories,” count on the fact that SRAZ won’t insult your intelligence.

Take a couple of minutes to read,The Nuclear Option: Jeff Flake Is Stupid Fake News,” by Charles Hurt and posted on Breitbart. You’ll be glad you did.

AZ SOS Michele Reagan seeks voters in Mexico

January 20, 2018

Western Journalism reports that an online ad paid for with Arizonans’ tax dollars are encouraging voter participation…. in Mexico

According to the report, “Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan appears prominently in the ad, despite that fact she will be on the ballot herself in the fall.”

It was previously reported that Reagan, with anemic polling numbers due to her mismanagement of the office, was one of the secretaries of state who refused to participate in President Trump’s Commission on Election Integrity. Most of the states that indicated they would not comply are led by Democrats. In this July 26, 2017 letter to Reagan, Kris W. Kobach, Vice Chair of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, advised her that more than 30 states had already responded to his request and either agreed to provide these publicly available records, or were currently evaluating what specific records they may provide in accordance with their state laws.

 Kobach, currently the Kansas Secretary of State, is a 2018 candidate for governor. A bold conservative and recognized legal scholar, he has led the fight against voter fraud and illegal immigration. It’s no surprise he would meet with resistance from Michele Reagan. In 2011, as a state senator, Michele Reagan voted against five bills dealing with the continuing invasion of Arizona by illegal aliens. Democrats voted in unison against all five bills. Republicans who ran as conservatives, misrepresented their positions to their constituents. SRAZ titled the post, Meet Arizona’s Benedict Arnolds.

Long known as a Republican-of-convenience, reaping the benefits that an “R” after her famous, but unrelated, name affords, Reagan resigned her position as a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 2016, rather than go to Cleveland to vote for Donald Trump. That won’t play well with the Trump supporters who put him over the top to take the state of Arizona on election night.

She oversaw a snafu-filled election process with vital election information pamphlets not mailed to all voter households and half of the polling places missing from those listed, resulting in long lines where some voters waited for hours to cast their ballots in the presidential preference election.

The conservative Republican challenging Reagan on the 2018 ballot is Lori Klein Corbin, former state Senator and current Republican National Committeewoman.

Though things seem bleak, Michele Reagan does have one friend who commends her “great leadership.”

Amnesty advocate Kate Gallego wants to be Phoenix mayor

January 19, 2018

No straight answers to simple question: *What’s the ideal number we should give citizenship to?”

Fox News’ Tucker Carlson asks a simple question of unprepared liberal extremist Phoenix mayoral candidate Kate Gallego and repeatedly gets a scripted talking point extolling “immigrants” that doesn’t answer his question as a response.

Her mindset is not surprising since she’s hired illegal aliens as staffers in her District 8 City Council office, brought on-board through Barack Obama‘s self-admitted unlawful Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA program.

That’s the  flawed  program pushed by Democrats and Republicrats such as Arizona’s two disastrous U.S. Senators requiring the United States to accept unverifiable claims of illegals under age 36, that they were brought here as young children by their illegally invading parents. The end game for their fraud is being rewarded with amnesty that morphs into citizenship. In other words, a program that removes consequences for  their deceit and serves only to encourage more unskilled and often illiterate illegals to flood into our homeland ultimately swelling the ranks of the Democrat Party.

What’s not to like?

Kate Gallego is a first-term member of the Phoenix City Council, not even prepared to speak without a script, but she wants to be the mayor of the nation’s sixth largest city.

According to a newly released study by John Lott of the Crime Prevention Research Center, in Arizona, illegals of all ages are 142 percent more likely to be convicted of a crime than other residents, but that figure soars to 250 percent among the 18-35 age cohort, those most likely to fall within the DACA parameters.

Will Racke, writing for the Daily Caller, provides the complete story, including a link to Lott’s study.

Pres. Trump releases Fake News Awards; fake Flake assaults

January 18, 2018

The old adage, “Living well is the best revenge,” takes on new meaning as President Trump releases his 2017 Fake News Awards. The stock market’s historic highs attest to the veracity of the president’s economic policies.

Yet in his most recent attempt to vilify Pres. Trump, Republican renegade and fake news aficionado Jeff Flake says, “No politician will ever get to tell us what the truth is and is not. And anyone who presumes to try to attack or manipulate the press for his own purposes should be made to realize his mistake and be held to account.” Showboating Flake misses the point that the press is only sacrosanct when it doesn’t manipulate the truth to its own ends. The media have become willing arms of the Democrat Party, but job-seeking Flake neglects to mention that crucial point. Remaining mum on lame-duck Flake’s traitorous actions is the hierarchy of the Arizona Republican Party. Do they agree with Flake’s assaults on our Republican president? If not, why not say so?

The Republican National Committee superbly showcases — using photos, videos and graphics — the eleven award winners in the leftwing media, including the alphabet networks, Time and Newsweek magazines ,The Washington Post and New York Times. The RNC correctly notes, “2017 was a year of unrelenting bias, unfair news coverage, and even downright fake news. Studies have shown that over 90% of the media’s coverage of President Trump is negative.”

 These are the winners of the Fake News Awards:

  1. The New York Times’ Paul Krugman claimed on the day of President Trump’s historic, landslide victory that the economy would never recover.
  2. ABC News’ Brian Ross CHOKES and sends markets in a downward spiral with false report.
  3. 3. CNN FALSELY reported that candidate Donald Trump and his son Donald J. Trump, Jr. had access to hacked documents from WikiLeaks.
  4. TIME FALSELY reported that President Trump removed a bust of Martin Luther King, Jr. from the Oval Office.
  5. Washington Post FALSELY reported the President’s massive sold-out rally in Pensacola, Florida was empty. Dishonest reporter showed picture of empty arena HOURS before crowd started pouring in.
  6. CNN FALSELY edited a video to make it appear President Trump defiantly overfed fish during a visit with the Japanese prime minister. Japanese prime minister actually led the way with the feeding.
  7. CNN FALSELY reported about Anthony Scaramucci’s meeting with a Russian, but retracted it due to a “significant breakdown in process.”
  8. Newsweek FALSELY reported that Polish First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda did not shake President Trump’s hand.
  9. CNN FALSELY reported that former FBI Director James Comey would dispute President Trump’s claim that he was told he is not under investigation.
  10. The New York Times FALSELY claimed on the front page that the Trump administration had hidden a climate report.
  11. And last, but not least: “RUSSIA COLLUSION!” Russian collusion is perhaps the greatest hoax perpetrated on the American people. THERE IS NO COLLUSION!

While the media spent 90% of the time focused on negative coverage or fake news, the President has been getting results:

  1. The economy has created nearly 2 million jobs and gained over $8 trillion in wealth since the President’s inauguration
  2. . African Americans and Hispanics are enjoying the lowest unemployment rate in recorded history.
  3. The President signed historic tax cuts and relief for hardworking Americans not seen since President Reagan.
  4. President Trump’s plan to cut regulations has exceeded “2 out for every 1 in” mandate, issuing 22 deregulatory actions for every one new regulatory action.
  5. The President has unleashed an American energy boom by ending Obama-era regulations, approving the Keystone pipeline, auctioning off millions of new acres for energy exploration, and opening up ANWR.
  6. ISIS is in retreat, having been crushed in Iraq and Syria.
  7. President Trump followed through on his promise to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel and instructed the State Department to begin to relocate the Embassy.
  8. With President Trump’s encouragement, more member nations are paying their fair share for the common defense in the NATO alliance.
  9. Signed the Veterans Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act to allow senior officials in the VA to fire failing employees and establishes safeguards to protect whistleblowers.
  10. President Trump kept his promise and appointed Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. 

Jeff Flake: A phony, a fraud*

January 17, 2018

Obviously SRAZ is not going to cover showboating Jeff Flake’s latest tirade against President Donald Trump. The lame duck, Obama buddy would rather see a Democrat in the White House than the Republican president who stunned people like Flake and Arizona’s Senior Senator (ASS) when he victoriously swept the nation as the returns came in Nov. 8, 2016. Conservatives weren’t at all surprised.

One of the best assessments of Jeff the Flake is the opinion piece by L. Brent Bozell III, titled,Sen. Jeff Flake’s big audition for the Trump-despising media.” Your time will be better spent reading this on-target appraisal of the marginal Flake than watching his dishonest, showboating histrionics in the senate chamber.

Here’s Jeff Flake taking to the senate floor to honor the president, but not the duly elected one of the United States. He’s using the senate to honor Thomas S. Monson, who headed the LDS Church until his recent passing.

* The words Mitt Romney used to describe presidential candidate Trump.