Easily resistible offer to win Mitt tickets for Jeff Fake* events

May 26, 2017

A couple of guys named Tad and Josh have been sending out Jeff Flake breaking news emails. The first one heralded a chance to win tickets to a June 2 luncheon where failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney would appear in Tucson on behalf of fake Republican Jeff Flake. The Flake campaign was even holding a contest in which a lucky winner could score a free lunch.

Then came the follow-up .announcement which reached dizzying political heights Republicrats only dream about. Romney was also coming to Phoenix to stump for Flake. A reception has been scheduled later the same day.

The invitation tells recipients that the dual appearances are due to “popular demand,” leading us to wonder who these clamoring Mitt supporters are. Two tickets to the Phoenix reception can be had for a mere $5 donation — a bargain at half the price.

Who can forget when Mitt headlined a Mesa event for John McCain and only a handful of people showed up? Booking the LDS stronghold of Mesa is considered a sure thing for attendance for Mitt, but as this photo in the Arizona Daily Independent shows, that was not the case. Romney has never done well promoting lackluster Arizona U.S. Senate candidates. Octogenarian McCain tried to return the endorsement favor when Romney was running for president, and confused him with Barack Obama. (Embarrassing video in link).

We’re not including the ordering information since today is the deadline. Besides it’s doubtful the conservatives who routinely read SRAZ would likely be interested.

At 70, Romney still hungers for elective office. According to this report in Utah Policy, the Republicrat is now giving serious thought to running for the U.S. Senate from Utah, if Orrin Hatch retires. No wonder he’s stumping for Jeff the Fake Republican who bragged that he was not voting for the GOP presidential nominee. With Flake and McCain, Romney’s election would secure three solid votes with the Democrats.

*Not a typo


It’s not your parent’s Democrat Party

May 19, 2017

Democrats engage in violent identity politics as truth takes a back seat to “tribalism”

Dana Loesch, NRA national spokesperson and syndicated talk radio host, appeared on Tucker Carlson’s program Wednesday evening. Their discussion centered on the increasingly violent and fanatical responses of the left in their “resistance” movement and quest to impeach President Trump — just four months following his inauguration.  This brief segment is enlightening. Take time to watch it,


“Russian collusion,” liberal hypocrisy and of course, McCain

May 17, 2017

As the left-wing media relentlessly accuse President Donald Trump of collusion with the Russians — a charge he and his key staff present at the meeting,* deny — we bring you the hot mic exchange picked up between then-President Barack Obama and outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

This video evidence of actual collusion in March 2012 somehow missed getting the same negative scrutiny from the Obama-adoring press. Read the full text in The Weekly Standard.

Fast forward to the new Trump administration, and the media — still unable to fathom that Hillary Clinton lost — are salivating at the preposterous thought of impeachment.  Arizona’s embarrassment and failed presidential candidate John McCain, who made it clear he was not voting for Donald Trump as the GOP presidential nominee now ridiculously declares, “Trump’s scandals have now reached Watergate proportions.”

McCain should know a thing or two about scandals, after having been deeply entangled in the notorious Keating Five career-destroying savings and loan scandal. Through his contacts, he was able to slickly maneuver his survival while others weren’t so fortunate. Financier Charles Keating, Jr., with the help of five U.S. Senators, bilked investors, and spent time in prison after the $150 billion collapse of the S & L industry in the 1980s.

*Rex Tillerson, Secretary of State; H.R. McMaster, National Security Adviser; and Dina Powell, Deputy National Security Adviser were present at the meeting.


Top Dem praises McCain’s efforts against Pres. Trump

May 15, 2017

If you’re a conservative Republican who has wondered whether “mavericky” Democrat colluder, John McCain has ever had a “finest hour,” wonder no more.

Democrat U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking minority member on the House Intelligence Committee, recently offered high praise for Arizona Republicrat John McCain, saying his strong criticism of President Trump marks McCain’s “finest hour.”

The Friday interview on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” can be seen on The Hill. Interestingly, YouTube advises the video has been removed.

“I think frankly this is John McCain’s finest hour,” Schiff said during an appearance with Maher. “I wish we had more Republicans in the House, or maybe even one in the House, who is willing to follow his example.”

McCain has been adamant in his calls for an independent commission to investigate Russia’s purported efforts to meddle in the 2016 presidential election, as well as the Trump campaign’s alleged ties to Moscow. There is no evidence of either, but facts are insignificant to the still smarting, failed presidential candidate John McCain, who made it clear he would not vote for Republican nominee Donald Trump. McCain’s underling Jeff Flake also refused to vote for Trump, saying,Trump can’t win and shouldn’t win.”

Schiff used McCain’s words to pitch the need to reverse the Republican majority congress, stressing the importance of a Democrat controlled House or Senate or both because, “this president needs a restraint.”

McCain is obviously more than ready to help Democrat Schiff in his quest. And Jeff Flake? Arizonans should commit Flake’s six words to memory and apply them to him as he runs for a second six-year senate term in 2018. Arizonans deserve to have an actual principled Republican — not Hillary supporters — representing them when they vote for a candidate with an “R” following their name on the ballot.


Jeff Flake’s new gimmick to win conservatives

May 12, 2017

Political ploy intended to garner votes is a stale scam

Jeff Flake, rightfully concerned about his lagging popularity as he gears up for a 2018 reelection campaign, has a shiny new object to grab your attention away from his less than stellar commitment to Republican principles.

Even the left-of-center, Hillary endorsing Arizona Republic had to admit that according to its own poll, Flake’s numbers are weak.

His most recent fundraising email, using John McCain’s “Friend” salutation, touts his efforts, along with McCain, of course, to sever Arizona from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.  Flake says the court is too large to be effective. He backs that up with the protracted time — up to 15 months — he claims it takes “to make a decision because they are so backed up in their work.”

“I’ve introduced a bill with John McCain that will split the 9th and create a new, 12th Circuit Court of Appeals because Arizonans and other Western states don’t have the bedrock principle of swift justice found in the rest of our nation,” writes Flake.

Before he moves to the money plea, using bold italicized type Flake intones, “Justice delayed is justice denied,” neglecting to credit British Prime Minister William E. Gladstone who said those words in 1868.

“Join me in fighting for a solution for Arizona,” Flake implores. “We need courts that are fair and effective for everyone, not political institutions. Let’s make it happen; chip in $5, $10, or whatever you can today to bring justice to Arizona!”

We’ve removed the links to his donation page, since even $5 is too much to send to this Republicrat phony. Money is the least of his problems. He’s been amassing plenty from lobbyists.

Flake blathers about the size of the court and its backlog of cases, slowing its actions.

What he doesn’t mention is that the Ninth Circuit is a crushingly liberal monopoly and one of the most overturned circuit courts in the nation, since those facts don’t matter to increasingly left-leaning Flake. This is not Flake’s first trip to this political well. He also introduced this legislation during the 114th Congress, but it didn’t receive a vote. The current version has a single cosponsor, John McCain. Congress has considered proposals to break up the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals dating back to 1941.

After meeting with Democrat Merrick Garland, Obama’s lame duck Supreme Court nominee, Jeff Flake tried to fast track him to the High Court. Make no mistake, Flake is a mirror image of John McCain and his former senate seatmate, Jon Kyl, who both voted to confirm liberal Democrats to the  Ninth Circuit and other federal courts.

When Flake first ran for congress, he latched onto the issue of eliminating “pork,” the term used for non-essential spending. Forming another federal Circuit Court will incur massive costs, though Flake omits that fact. Amnesty supporting Flake has never addressed the astronomical costs associated with turning illegal aliens into citizens or its impact on actual American citizens.

Let’s review who Jeff Flake actually is:

AZ GOP’s Jonathan Lines exposed as establishment trickster  provides a list exposing Jeff Flake.

Jeff Flake impersonates a Republican as reelection nears

 Refurbishing of RINO Flake begins

SCOTUS nominee Gorsuch grilled by legion of lessers & UPDATE Watch the embarrassing video under “Update.”

Jeff Flake: Reaping what he has sown

So you think you know Jeff Flake? Think again


Boorish grads boo U.S. Ed. Sec. Betsy DeVos

May 11, 2017

Commencement season brings with it prominent speakers to bestow words of wisdom on graduates as they leave the confines of academia and prepare to make their way in the world. In generations past, the speakers were greeted with cordiality as the eager college seniors looked forward to putting their years of education to good use.

Unfortunately, times have changed. Many students, such as those at U of Calif. Berkeley, are practiced rioters. Twelve previous years of El-Hi have inculcated them with massive doses of liberalism — five days a week, 180 days a year. Rioters are not alone.  There are now a substantial number of “snowflakes,” who react negatively to instruction or issues they disdain, needing safe spaces, soothing music, coloring books, puppies and hot cocoa to comfort them.

They are products of non-competitiveness, where everyone on the team gets a participation award, but there are no actual winners, or conversely, losers. The prospect of hurting a losing competitor’s feelings is too unbearable to comprehend. Graduates who are unable to speak grammatically correct English are indicative of the lack of time spent on communication skills. What American History is taught has been given a new slant along with factual revisionism. Americans are not world leaders who live in freedom, granted by a masterfully crafted Constitution that invokes a Creator. It is an aggressor nation that oppresses its citizens and exploits the environment.

Graduates are not likely to favor capitalism over communism, because they view the former as exploitive, though they have no real grasp on the issues. Many of them voted for Socialist Bernie Sanders. They refer to politicians they don’t like as “Hitler,” lacking any understanding of the atrocities committed by the Nazi Third Reich.

It is with this backdrop that U. S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, was scheduled to give the commencement address at Bethune-Cookman University — a historically black university in Daytona Beach, Florida on Wednesday.

DeVos was greeted with loud boos and turned backs as she reached the lectern to deliver her commencement remarks. As she spoke, she was booed, shouted at, and met with calls of “Go home!” from students and audience members. Minutes into her speech, the president of BCU, Edison Jackson, stopped her to address the disruptive students. Jackson said degrees would be mailed to students if their behavior continued. “Choose which way you want to go,” he said.

DeVos began again, but the toothless warning went unheeded as the boos increased.  She addressed some of the opposition to her speaking at the black university, asking for those critical of her to hear her out, voicing the Trump administration’s support for black colleges and universities. “We support you and we will continue to support you,” she said.

Business Insider reports that the weeks leading up to her speech were marked by vocal opposition by students, civil rights organizations, and Florida education groups, who claimed DeVos has no understanding of the history and significance of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs)

Parents often go into debt to provide the college education they believe to be the key to their children’s successful futures. But instead of being educated, they are being indoctrinated and propagandized by mostly leftwing unionist instructors. This is where their National Education Association (NEA*) dues go. The American Federation of Teachers (AFT*) has the same agenda. American children spend more time each day with these agents of the left than they do their own parents.

On Tuesday, petitions carrying the names of over 8,000 students were delivered to university leaders urging them to “disinvite” DeVos from addressing the commencement ceremony.

Victimhood is a status graduating college seniors — of any background or ethnicity —-should ditch. It clashes with caps and gowns.

*H/T Center for Responsive Politics


Decaffeinated conservatism served at CAP: Come hear the lobbyists

May 7, 2017

Aside from the fact that they are both liquid beverages, coffee and wine have little in common. But like fine wine, many who congregate  here at “Seeing Red AZ” are of a vintage able to recall “conservative coffee klatches” of years past.

One of the longest running franchises connecting caffeine and conservatives was the “Jon Kyl Coffee Club.”  Whether in the House or Senate, before the topic of border security (and the lack thereof) alarmed the Grassroots, there was the ultra-cautious and calculating Kyl serving up regularly scheduled Saturday morning breakfasts, featuring prominent GOP politicians brought to sunny Arizona to spread “sweetness and light” about the ambitious lawyer-turned-legislator.

The harsh light of his Open Border/Amnesty advocacy and his personal caution eventually prompted Kyl to retire from the Senate — to start collecting massive K Street fees as a lobbyist.

The same could be said of another lawyer-turned-legislator-now lobbyist. Both physically and intellectually, former Congressman John Shadegg was never able to cast much of a shadow in the heated political battles that marked his time on Capitol Hill.

Fortunately for him, he resided in a safe Republican District, never attracting the invective and money that was spent against former-Rep. JD Hayworth. In fact, during the mid-terms of 2006, Rep. Shadegg offered up criticism of his more prominent and embattled Republican colleague, telling the New York Times that conservatives championed “xenophobic and intolerant” policies as outspoken opponents of amnesty. Shadegg signed on as an enthusiastic supporter of John McCain’s 2010 senate re-election campaign against Hayworth, erroneously thinking that such action would result in a McCain quid pro quo senate endorsement of Shadegg in 2016, as the senior Senator claimed 2010 would be his last race.

McCain’s 2016 Campaign did provide work for another Shadegg, as John’s son Stephen, worked as a McCain aide.

During his days in the US House, Shadegg also tried his hand at emulating the “Kyl Coffee Club” approach with a series of breakfast fundraisers he dubbed “The Shadegg Group” — a variation on TV’s “McLaughlin Group — with little success.

What brought all this to mind was Saturday morning’s Center for Arizona Policy Breakfast featuring — wait for it — Jon Kyl and John Shadegg! What would prompt executive director Cathi Herrod to call on this pair of “has-beens?” Could it be she’s paying penance for this 2013 run-in with McCain and Flake? (links have been removed.)

Conservative current office holders, who are also Pro-Life would doubtless be happy to find the time to address this group of “values voters.”

A quick check of the CAP website provides a possible answer. One of the CAP’s  new initiatives is called El Proyecto La VerdadSome might regard this “outreach” as practical, but it seems to be in line with the “inevitability” of Open Borders championed by “Corporate Conservatives” like Kyl and Shadegg.

SRAZ long ago grew weary of the fast food franchise owners in town who are so prominently Pro-Life but also Pro-Amnesty. The “counterfeit compassion” endorsed by these burger-meisters have held down wages while transferring healthcare and education costs to local taxpayers.

Though the Left would never admit it, the “import” of “hard working migrants” gave AZ Dems the “backdoor rationale for their successful statewide Arizona Minimum Wage initiative.

Ironically, the subject the Kyl/Shadegg Duo addressed Saturday was President Trump’s First 100 Days in office. It wouldn’t be a surprise if the pair offered some “whine” along with the coffee that was served.