Selling out is Robert Robb’s job security

March 25, 2019

In a recent commentary, Robert Robb, the libertarian leaning, once sole deviant opinion writer among the braying gaggle of leftists at Arizona’s newspaper of record, leapt like a lemming off the extremist cliff. His precipice plunge was titled, “Elizabeth Warren is right: The Electoral College has got to go.”

He’s lost his way down the murky liberal alley more frequently as former colleagues have increasingly been replaced with ASU Cronkite Journalism students, who have neither editors nor offices. In September 2018, we wrote,AZ Republic’s Robb grovels, earns his pay on AZ Senate race,”

In response to the virulent anti-Trump spew his superiors routinely dole out, Robb’s recent submissive offering was titled, “Trump’s irresponsible budget.” Barack Obama was never the recipient of such an assault, though his spending eclipsed all previous presidents combined. It’s not difficult to imagine the meeting with editorial page editor Phil Boas, and the instructions being handed to Robb, with that pathetic commentary as the result.

Now Robb’s outdone himself, singing George Soros’ mantra of the National Popular Vote (NPV). His most recent opinion piece is titled….brace yourself ….“Elizabeth Warren is right: The Electoral College has got to go.”

Surely Robb is aware that this farce has become a front burner item for the Democrats. He’s no dummy, as demonstrated by his use of the word “fecund” (which we had to look up), as he described Democrat presidential candidate, Elizabeth Warren. He is, however, all too willing to sing for his supper.

As if by providence, SRAZ wrote a post on the very topic last Friday, taking a much different view than the skew offered by Robert Robb. We place more value on our Nation’s Founders and our U.S. Constitution than in either Socialist billionaire George Soros or Elizabeth Warren. Our piece is headlined, “Desperate Dems embrace NPV absurdity.”

Soros wants to hijack our presidential elections allowing a few highly populated and left-leaning states such as California, New Jersey, New York and Illinois to have a disproportionate influence in our elections. He has also been pouring $millions into under-the-radar campaigns influencing local district attorney races in numerous states to reconfigure the American justice system to his liking, as reported by POLITICO.

NPV is partnered with FairVote, a project of the Soros-funded Center for Voting and Democracy. Along with advocating for the flawed national popular vote for president, it also sets as a goal lowering the voting age to 16.

Robert Robb should know that selling one’s soul to the left is the ultimate degradation. Conservatives no longer have high expectations of him, but he should have them for himself.

Want proof the anti-Trump left is going nuts?

March 24, 2019

This Reuters report clearing President Trump of any involvement in “Russian Collusion,” is three sentences long and required two reporters and an editor to produce:

Mueller does not find Trump campaign knowingly conspired with Russia

WASHINGTON, March 24 (Reuters) – Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian meddling in the 2016 election did not find that any U.S. or Trump campaign officials knowingly conspired with Russia, according to details released on Sunday.

Attorney General William Barr sent a summary of conclusions from the report to congressional leaders and the media on Sunday afternoon. Mueller concluded his investigation on Friday after nearly two years, turning in a report to the top U.S. law enforcement officer.

(Reporting by Sarah N. Lynch and Andy Sullivan; Editing by Leslie Adler)

Attorney General William Barr’s four-page letterto House and Senate Judiciary leaders can be read here. In it, he advises them of principle conclusions reached by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III, and informs them of the status of his initial review of the report Mueller prepared.



Dying AZ Republic still fronts for undead McCain

March 24, 2019

It’s no secret the ever shrinking — both in staff and content —- Arizona Republic is on the skids. Its parent company Gannett Co. Inc. with stock prices continually falling, has been the subject of a hostile takeover bid by outside investors known for gutting newspapers. Recently Gannett, which owns nearly 100 other newspapers including USA Today, fired Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist Steve Benson in a cost-cutting measure. Its last resort is to go all digital, which it knows will result in cancellations it can ill afford. The newspaper admitted cancellations spiked following its Hillary Clinton endorsement.

A major problem for the Arizona Republic is its propensity to continually insult its remaining readers. In a state that gave all of its electoral votes to Donald Trump in 2016, and where as president he remains popular, the newspaper stays bonded to its anti-Trump agenda. Its latest effort, headlined, “John McCain and Arizona likely to remain a Donald Trump obsession,” begins with these words:

President Donald Trump’s barrage of attacks on the late Sen. John McCain over the past week landed with a thud in many quarters.

Exactly which “quarters” was left unstated. Like the proverbial elephant in the room, the Republic omits the obvious, as it slathers praise on the less than exemplary McCain and omits his key role in trying to undermine President Donald Trump by acting as a facilitator of the salacious and fraudulent “dossier” supposedly linking Trump to Russian collusion. The 675 day investigation by Special Council Robert Mueller, concluded Friday with no indictments brought against the president or members of his family.

Exhibiting his widely known classy style, McCain defended his actions with these words: “I discharged that obligation, and I would do it again. Anyone who doesn’t like it can go to hell.” This tirade came despite the fact that he knew the dossier aimed at discrediting President Trump was funded by the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

The Arizona Republic’s Sunday front page report — again marginalizing President Trump — quotes Rachel Bitecofer, a professor of political science who “specializes in campaigns and polarization,” at the unknown Christopher Newport University in Virginia:

“Trump will likely spend time during the 2020 presidential campaign in Arizona talking about his long-promised border wall, and he’s ignored pleas from Republicans in the past to not discuss his views on McCain. He gets into those rallies and he just can’t help himself.”

The newspaper omits the fact that Bitecofer is the author of a decidedly anti-Trump book titled, “The Unprecedented 2016 Presidential Election.” This is the bizarre summary of the book:

This book explains the 2016 presidential election through a strategic focus. In the primaries both parties faced challenges from insurgent outsiders riding waves of populist fervor in the electorate, but only the Democrats were able to steer the nomination into the hands of their establishment favorite. Why weren’t Republican elites able to stop Donald Trump from hijacking their party’s nomination?  Why did Hillary Clinton come up short on Election Day despite the fact that nearly everyone expected her to win after her opponent ran a haphazard campaign plagued by scandal after scandal? The research presented here argues that the Clinton campaign conducted the nearly perfect execution of the wrong electoral strategy, costing her the Electoral College and her chance to become America’s first female president.

The essence of President Trump’s animus towards McCain is not shrouded in mystery. The envious and malevolent McCain ran for president twice and lost both times. Donald Trump attained what McCain never could, and McCain was more than willing to engage in any nefarious actions to take Trump down for his achievement. Trump’s popularity remains strong because he is fulfilling the campaign promises he made to voters. This is not rocket science.

Mueller witch hunt comes up short Trump vindicated

March 23, 2019

The visceral hatred Democrats have for President Trump was the basis for a 675 day investigation, the beginning of which was in the works within short order of his inauguration. With no foundation for their claims, he was accused of conspiring with Russians to influence the 2016 election.  Such a nefarious scheme, preposterous as it was, could be the only reason their problem-plagued heroine, Hillary, would have lost the presidency to which the left believed she was ordained.

On Friday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded the lengthy investigation with no indictments for the president or members of his family.  Trump has referred to the investigation as a “witch hunt” and it turns out he was right.

It’s important to remember that the impetus for the so-called Russia collusion investigation was the fraudulent “dossier” hand-carried to then-FBI director James Comey by none other than John McCain. The Arizona senator so despised Donald Trump that he publicly stated neither he, nor members of his family, would vote for the Republican presidential candidate. Without the McCain’s votes and despite his attempts to sway the election to his good friend Hillary Clinton, and fellow beneficiary of America-hating Socialist George Soros’ generosity, Trump enjoyed a massive 2016 election night victory.

Exhibiting his widely known classy style, McCain defended his actions with these words: “I discharged that obligation, and I would do it again. Anyone who doesn’t like it can go to hell.”

The dossier aimed at discrediting President Trump was funded by the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

Bradley A. Blakeman, a former deputy assistant to President George W. Bush and adjunct professor of public policy and international affairs at Georgetown University has written an illuminating overview of the farcical distraction in which he describes the Democrats as being “in mourning.”

For a well written synopsis, you can’t do much better than,Mueller’s investigation ends, but divisive political circus will continue,” posted in The Hill. We urge you to read it. The publication is rated as having a “Left-Center” bias, but treated this report fairly.

Desperate Dems embrace NPV absurdity

March 22, 2019

The National Popular Vote has emerged among the latest schemes of Democrat politicians. They are also enamored with open borders and lowering the voting age to 16. Now that marijuana is mainstreamed, desperate Dems see a clear pathway to winning elections…the Constitution be damned.

Donald Trump’s 2018 sweeping presidential victory, which dazed the Democrats like a direct hit of a lightening bolt has made them eager to explore every absurdity to gain control. If it takes mind numbed teens, illiterate in American history and our U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights, who have never paid a bill or taxes to fulfill their dream, Dems are onboard giving them the vote. Obliterating Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and allowing all comers to invade the United States is an integral part of the plan, since they will be low hanging fruit ripe for Democrat picking. Why should citizenship matter? Democrat candidates are also hoping to pack the Supreme Court by inflating the number of leftist justices. Read the history of that scam attempted by Democrat President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1937 in the last two paragraphs of this post.

In 2016 Breitbart News headlined, “ Petition Demands: ‘Abolish the Electoral College,” which laid the groundwork for this George Soros backed movement.

Our Founders specifically included the Electoral Vote to forestall the inherent dangers of what James Madison called “the tyranny of the majority.” This Heritage Foundation commentary, Preventing “The Tyranny of the Majority by Edwin J. Feulner is listed as a two minute read. You won’t spend a more enlightening two minutes today.

Article II, Section 1 of the U.S. Constitution grants the power to elect the president and vice president to the states through the system known as the Electoral College. Under the Constitution, the highest-ranking U.S. officials elected by the direct popular vote of the people are the governors of the states.

The Electoral College gives smaller and rural states with lower populations an equal voice. If the popular vote alone decided elections, presidential candidates would have no need to visit those states or consider the needs of rural residents in their policy platforms. The Electoral College dynamics require candidates to get votes from multiple states — large and small — ensuring that the president addresses the needs of the entire country. America’s Founders, in their wisdom, also wanted the Electoral College system to enforce the concept of federalism — the division and sharing of powers between the state and national governments.

There are 538 possible electoral votes. 270 electoral votes are required for a candidate to win the electoral college vote. This was the 2016 election breakdown. With the National Popular Vote, Hillary Clinton would be sitting in the Oval Office.

Declared and still exploring Democrat presidential candidates might be adversaries, but they are unified in their desire to gut our Constitution. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, (D-Mass) and Bob O’Rourke, (D-TX); support doing away with the Electoral College. Sen. Cory Booker, (D-N.J); has expressed a desire to increase the number of justices on the Supreme Court and term limit them. Bob also supports expanding the high court.  Sen. Kamala Harris, (D-CA) supports uncontrolled illegal immigration and free education and healthcare for all. Socialist Bernie Sanders (S-VT) ditto. Like her fellow candidates, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, (D- NY) is for whatever sucker punches the GOP and takes out President Trump.

The U.S. Constitution provides for a separation of powers, dividing the federal government into three distinct branches to ensure no individual or group will have too much power: Legislative (makes laws), Executive (carries out laws) and Judicial (interprets laws) — operate independently.

It should be abundantly clear by now that Democrats have no use for the Constitution.

John McCain: The undead

March 21, 2019

The Drudge Report runs with a banner headline, “Trump battles ghost of McCain,” with a link that takes the reader directly to an Associated Press report titled, “Trump aims new blasts at McCain, claims credit for funeral.” The AP, an integral cog in the vicious media anti-Trump machine, couldn’t convince a newly landed UFO pilot it was unbiased.

Arizona Republicans knew the slippery senator all too well. He could never have won here dependent on the votes of Republicans alone or conservatives in particular. John McCain was reliant on newcomers who voted for the only name that was familiar, and the large retirement communities that dot the Grand Canyon state, who believed his self-inflated tales, disregarding or unaware of his checkered past and his role as the ringleader and most reprehensible of the those involved in Keating Five Five scandal that brought down other congressional careers.

McCain returned from Vietnam where he was promptly dubbed “the songbird” by other American prisoners, for immediately giving up classified information (video). He quickly dumped his wife and family to marry the nearly two decades younger junior rodeo queen and beer heiress, Cindy Lou Hensley, in a lavish wedding within days of his divorce decree being issued.  Her well-connected father paved McCain’s way into a U.S. House seat in the East Valley, where he served a single term, before moving back to Phoenix and running for the U.S. Senate. McCain had to be strongly persuaded by members of the then-powerful “Phoenix 40” that he could not run as the Democrat he preferred when initially looking to replace House Minority Leader John J. Rhodes, a man of integrity who easily won repeated reelections as Arizona’s first Republican congressman.

Losing twice in his quest for the presidency, McCain despised and reviled President Trump for achieving for what he thought was his due and failed to win. As chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, he permanently sealed the records of Vietnam-era POWs and MIAs from their families — especially egregious since he was a POW himself.

On the rare occasion he attended a statewide statutory AZ GOP meeting, he was greeted with boos, turned backs and walkouts by the elected delegates when he appeared onstage. In 2014, McCain was censured by elected state and county committeemen.

After being diagnosed with brain cancer, McCain refused to step down from the senate for over a year, leaving his seat vacant until his death. Vile to the end, he cast this shocking last vote (video) against the “skinny” repeal of Obamacare…which he previously claimed to abhor. He then set about orchestrating his own three, week-long funerals and a list of those who would pointedly be disinvited, including President Trump and First Lady Melania. The President graciously accorded McCain full honors of lying in state.  Access to Air Force Two was made available to McCain’s family to fly his body to Washington D.C. 

Now its been verified that the vengeful and jealous McCain was key to the sordid hoax intended to bring down the candidacy of Donald Trump, and most assuredly keep him out of the White House.  John McCain was integral to passing on the fraud created by operatives of political opponent Hillary Clinton, a close friend of McCain’s, during Trump’s presidential campaign, alleging that the Russians had compromising information on candidate Trump. McCain personally hand-carried the sleaze-laden documents to then-FBI Director James Comey in 2016.

McCain also lied about his open border stance (campaign ad) during his senate race, claiming to want a “danged” border fence, when exactly the opposite was true.

SRAZ has never been suckered by either McCain or his sycophantic syndicate who have conscientiously crafted a fabled character out of a conceited, vicious and foul-mouthed character, who was fortunate enough to be born into a family of naval admirals, affording him entry to the Naval Academy in Annapolis, where he graduated at the bottom of his class and went on to crash three jets. Death doesn’t make him any better and doesn’t alter the facts.


SCOTUS backs Trump on detaining illegals, reverses 9th Circus

March 20, 2019

Dems seek to increase the size of the U.S. Supreme Court

President Trump and his administration were vindicated Tuesday, when the United States Supreme Court reversed the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision which held that federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials must immediately detain for deportation those entering our country illegally or they are exempt from ever being detained.

The 5-4 decision, split along party lines, said federal officials can detain illegals at any time for possible deportation after they have served their time in the U.S. for other crimes.

Read the complete opinion, including the wordy and contorted dissent written by Justice Stephen Breyer.

Justice Samuel Alito delivered the majority opinion for the court. He was joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, and Brett Kavanaugh.

Justices Steven Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan dissented.

The case Neilsen, Secretary of Homeland Security v. Preap, was argued October 10, 2018 and decided March 19, 2019. Today’s edition of the local newspaper buried the account on its single USA Today page insert, headlining it, “Justices rule against migrants.”

Democrat presidential aspirants are now discussing expanding the Supreme Court in 2020. This is not a new left-wing scheme. A bit of history:

In 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR), a liberal Democrat, was foiled in his attempt to “pack” the Supreme Court with 15 justices, allegedly to make it more effective. His actual motivation was to neutralize Supreme Court justices who opposed his “New Deal.”  In the 1930’s, it didn’t have the word “Green“ preceding it, but his economic policies were just as extreme, as he used the Great Depression to shift the national tone from individualism to collectivism with the dramatic expansion of the welfare state and regulation of the economy.

President Franklin Roosevelt was the reason the 22nd Amendment was added to the U.S. Constitution — limiting the length of time a President could serve to two-four year terms. Congress passed the amendment in 1947 (ratified in 1951) after Roosevelt was serving his fourth term. FDR died while in office, but the man who used a cigarette holder, spoke pompously and on occasion wore a silk top hat, clearly regarded himself as president for life. The Great Depression, with its staggering unemployment, so devastated Americans, many were reluctant to change the nation’s leader, who was worshiped by some and reviled by others. Those dire years were followed by the Japanese bombing attack on the U.S. fleet stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, which lead to America’s entry into World War II, thrusting the United States into further turmoil.  Roosevelt was succeeded by then-Vice President Harry Truman a plain-spoken former haberdasher but decisive leader from Missouri, who never let his political office keep him from the walks he called his “morning constitutional.” On his desk was a sign declaring, “The buck stops here,” acknowledging he ultimately bore the responsibility for the often difficult decisions he made.