Jeff Flake, a father of five, has a couple of sons who have made the news for being less than stellar. He obviously wasn’t thinking of them 36 years in the future as their careers could hang in the balance and their lives be all but destroyed by claims made against them.
Yet in siding with a united bloc of Democrats as the swing Republicrat, that is exactly what he is consenting to. The difference is, in his son’s cases the claims would not be unsubstantiated. It would be hoped that in the intervening years they would have matured and been worthy of having their pasts put in the past.
Austin Flake, a BYU college student and his then-wife Logan, were left in charge of her parent’s kennel while they were out of state. The young Flakes were responsible for the agonizing, heat-related suffocation deaths of nearly two dozen family pets, through their inattention and callous disregard. The dogs were packed together in a steamy utility room, lacking air-conditioning and without food or water in the midst of Phoenix’ triple digit summer temperatures.
Originally indicted by a grand jury, the Flakes served no time, but her vacationing parents did. It’s good to have a well-connected Dad.
Jeff Flake accused GOP presidential candidate Trump of racism for stating his intent to build a wall along our southern border and calling for a moratorium on unable-to-be-vetted refugees from terror sponsoring nations. Trump understood that his first obligation is ensuring the safety and security of America’s citizens.
When it comes to racism and Flake, his son Tanner was the indisputable champion offender. In 2013 teenage Tanner was the subject of our post “Generational Flakes.” The younger Flake was also exposed on Buzzfeed for his online spew of vile anti-black and Hispanic, anti-Semitic, and homophobic slurs. Daddy pathetically apologized for him, teaching him nothing about accepting responsibility or the concept of remorse.
On July 9, 2018 President Trump nominated federal appellate court judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. He had previously been vetted six times for top-level posts he’s held in the White House and on the bench. His record was exemplary and he won the praise of colleagues. The married father of two young daughters was regarded as above reproach.
There were only two problems. First and foremost, he was nominated by President Trump, despised by Democrats, Flake and his mentor McCain, for having soundly defeated scandal-plagued Hillary Clinton, whom the two Arizona senators supported. Additionally, Kavanaugh would be the second Republican justice Trump would name to the high court — a bridge too far for the Left.
The plan to destroy Judge Kavanaugh was clear from Day One. They also intended to hobble the president until after the midterm elections when they dream of reclaiming the majority in the House and Senate and denying him any confirmations of nominees for the entirety of his term.
Inept Flake, on his way out the political door due to 18% approval ratings, has finally attained a level of renown which has been beyond his grasp. He found it by being the pivotal Republican the Dems can count on to carry their polluted water — another delaying tactic calling for an FBI investigation of Judge Kavanaugh.
This is how conservative commentator Candace Owens characterizes Jeff Flake:
Jeff Flake relishes being the center of attention, even when his cause is wrong.
True to form, the left-wing Arizona Republic distorter of facts provides Page One and lengthy jump page coverage to Jeff Flake, a bogus Republican it can support, in today’s Sunday edition.
The headline would be comical if not so steeped in deception: “Flake is pulled into spotlight he doesn’t want.” The fallacious report describes attention-seeking Flake as a Republican in the mold of Ronald Reagan and Barry Goldwater (fact-filled 2015 exposé you should read).
Although Reagan, an actual conservative, supported Goldwater’s 1964 presidential bid, the differences between the two became magnified with the passage of time.
Flake is no Reagan. Deception reigns supreme at the Arizona newspaper.