Appearance at “Patriotism over Socialism” rally becomes suspect
We’re as tired of writing about the far-left, Hillary-endorsing, Trump-hating Arizona Republic as you probably are of reading about it. But the dynamics have changed. Now it’s not only about differing opinions, but about outright lies, disseminated as truth. The rabid intolerance will only worsen as we near the 2020 elections.
The sole Republican the extremist newspaper had an affinity for was John McCain, who had to be “persuaded” to register as a Republican by members of the influential “Phoenix 40” at a hastily called arm-twisting session at the Phoenix Country Club. McCain, a Florida resident working in D.C., newly married to beer heiress Cindy Hensley, was repeatedly denigrated as a carpetbagger when he ran for the Arizona congressional seat being vacated by retiring House Minority Leader John J. Rhodes in 1982. A respected man of integrity, Rhodes initially defeated a longtime incumbent and became the first Republican elected to congress in the state’s history. A Harvard Law School graduate, he was easily re-elected in the conservative East Valley district for thirty years. McCain, a former POW, aided by his wealthy, well-connected, new father-in-law, served a couple of two-year terms before ditching the East Valley, moving to Phoenix and running for the senate. He cloaked his left-wing bent in western sounding “maverick” garb.
Yvonne Wingnut Sanchez, underling and now successor to retired hatemonger Linda Valdez, doesn’t let facts get in the way as she spews her anti-conservative venom. Her recent article titled, “How extremists are reasserting themselves in mainstream GOP politics in Arizona,“ topped with photos of AZ GOP Chairman and physician, Dr. Kelli Ward, former Senate President Russell Pierce and Congressman Andy Biggs, is a case in point.
Sanchez opened her column with these words: “Russell Pearce stepped up to a podium in Gilbert, one of the more affluent and educated communities in Arizona. He had bloodshed on his mind.” She then wrote he “had ties to extremism,” while linking him to a crazed, bigoted murderer who took his own life in a domestic violence crime that had nothing to do with Pearce. Does anyone remember her linking former First Lady Rosalyn Carter to mass murderer John Wayne Gacy?
She continues: “There was a time not so long ago when Arizona’s Republican leaders would have spurned a grassroots gathering such as this “Patriotism over Socialism” rally, put on by the Tea Party Community.” Sanchez refers to the patriotic groups who sponsored the rally as “hate groups,” using the ultimate hate group, the Southern Poverty Law Center as her source. The SPLC deceptively lists faith-based organizations such as the Family Research Council as hate groups.
“At the “Patriotism over Socialism” gathering, Kelli Ward, the Arizona Republican Party chairwoman, took the stage ahead of Pearce and right-wing activist Laura Loomer, U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs, the Republican congressman who represents a deep-red East Valley district and is a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, spoke, too. “
“Their presence at this event — and at other gatherings attended by far-right Republicans — signals for some a legitimization of more extreme viewpoints into more mainstream GOP politics.”
In Sanchez’ skewed mind, preferring patriotism over socialism, signals political extremism.
Sanchez is either a practiced liar or too ignorant to know the difference between the words, “purge” and “systematically worked to rebuild” as she writes, “ McCain’s fiercest efforts at the local party level came in 2014 shortly after party activists censured him in absentia for being too liberal, namely on immigration reform. McCain and his team systematically worked to rebuild the party by recruiting more moderate candidates to run for precinct committeeman.”
McCain was censured in absentia, because he never attended statutory state meetings, though the rest of the Republican delegation have always made it a point to address the elected delegates. He also lied about his extremist, open border and amnesty for illegals views when running for reelection, as seen in this campaign ad. Immediately after the votes were counted he went back to working with Democrats on what he fallaciously termed, “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” — more appropriately known as amnesty.
Referring to conservatives as “nativists,“ a term crafted by leftist open border proponents, intended to denigrate Americans who resent having our country invaded by illegal foreign hordes — Sanchez’ article contains many more vicious references to conservatives and contrived lies.
Following her litany of incoherent spew were these pathetic words, as the dying newspaper pleads for paid readers to insult: “Support local journalism. Subscribe to azcentral.com today.”
In a related issue, Breitbart News reports on how DHS management teams under former Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen — and continuing under acting director Kevin McAleenan have deliberately sidetracked, stalled, and stopped immigration and border policies sought by President Donald Trump. This is a must read exposé.