Dems prioritize impeachment,except when golf’s on 

December 14, 2019

Distraught Democrats, who began discussing the prospect of impeaching President Donald Trump immediately after his inauguration, have made good on their promise, while kicking the Constitution in the shins. Unable to get over their angst that scandal-plagued Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election, they’ve come up with novel, politically motivated charges in the articles of impeachment they’ve brought against the Republican president: one for abuse of power and a second for obstruction of Congress. The surging economy and record employment numbers are not on their retribution focused minds.

The Dems are moving at breakneck speed, hoping to beat the 2020 election clock while overturning the 2016 vote they despised. The other compelling force is the impending loss of ailing, 86-year-old Supreme Court Associate Justice, former ACLU lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It would be unthinkable to them if President Trump made a third appointment to the high court, definitively altering the composite for decades to come. These impeachment obsessed leftists take their jobs seriously. Nothing can diminish their dedication…except a good golf game, as Louisiana Democrat U.S. Rep. Cedric Levon Richmond demonstrates. He’s definitely got his priorities in order, and a guy who forges his own path. When he and his bride married, they registered for gifts at Williams Sonoma and Babies R Us.

*H/T Video courtesy of Steve Guest, RNC’s Rapid Response Director


Impeachment circus: Dem law prof. channels McCain, mocks kids

December 5, 2019

Constitutional scholar Prof. Jonathan Turley, not a Trump supporter, comes to the president’s defense at impeachment hearing

Democrat partisan Stanford law professor Pamela Karlan, who donated $1,000 to Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign, veered off into the stratosphere at the impeachment farce Wednesday when she was asked how the powers of a president differ from those of a British king.

Karlan, a childless, married lesbian, eagerly jumped at the opportunity to slam the Trump family, by invoking their 13-year-old son, saying kings had virtually unlimited authority while the Constitution limits presidential powers. To illustrate her point, she referenced President Trump’s son, Barron.

“The Constitution says there can be no titles of nobility, so while the president can name his son Barron, he can’t make him a baron,” Karlan said to laughter and appreciative applause from the Democrats in the hearing room.

First Lady Melania Trump’s rapid response elicited an apology from the boorish law professor, who later said she regretted her comment.

Karlan’s comments bring to mind the slur that John McCain used to mock Bill and Hillary Clinton’s then-teenage daughter, Chelsea. McCain, appearing at an Arizona fundraiser asked a room full of high dollar donors, “Do you know why Chelsea Clinton is so ugly?” He then provided his own answer, saying, “Because Janet Reno (then-U.S. Attorney General) is her father.” Mannish and single, Reno was 6′ 2”.

Pamela Karlan stood in stark contrast to Constitutional scholar and George Washington University Law professor Jonathan Turley, who told the House Judiciary Committee that he did not vote for Donald Trump for president, but said the Democrats were abusing their power in bringing this “slipshod” partisan case and “setting a dangerous precedent.” Turley, cautioned against the impeachment, saying that to proceed on this course against President Trump based on the current evidence “would be to expose every future president to the same type of inchoate impeachment.” His full statement can be viewed here.

 


AZ ACLU advises students on reciting Pledge of Allegiance

December 4, 2019

Though reciting the Pledge of Allegiance is a bridge too far for leftist ACLU, Republican Gov. Ducey is supportive, reported to have expressed surprise that grade school students no longer begin their mornings with the pledge

As difficult as it is to fathom, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Arizona has a 25-page manual for public school students, titled,Know Your Rights,” urging them “Don’t just know your rights…fight for them!” The advice includes:

 “Act Now! Get a copy of your school’s Code of Student Conduct. Learn from this booklet what rights you have, and ensure those rights are protected by the school. Don’t wait until your rights are violated to speak up.”

“Document and Organize! If you feel your rights have been violated, write a statement with details of the incident, including: who, what, when and where. Get witness statements…” seemingly preparing them for a lawsuit.

Page five addresses the question: “Do we have to say the Pledge of Allegiance?”

The ACLU’s answer is “No. The courts say that students have the right to sit silently during the flag salute and Pledge of Allegiance. As long as you do not disrupt the pledge, you may refuse to participate.”

According to the ACLU, needing a parent’s permission to opt out, could have a “chilling effect on students’ free speech.” Seriously.

The pledge, long regarded as a symbol of patriotism, has reached red flag urgency status due to a bill currently in the state legislature, allowing for the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of each day — apparently now regarded as an outrageous assault on the tender psyches of Arizona children. Not only does it support allegiance to the United States of America, but it contains the two words, “under God,” that are anathema to the ACLU.  HB 2017, a simple one-page bill sponsored by Rep. John Fillmore (R-LD16) allows for “quiet reflection” in lieu of the recitation.

In 1954 Congress added the words “under God” at the request of President Eisenhower. The thirty-one words now creating a commotion are, “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

Count on this…Quiet reflection will still be considered an affront.


Dem Michael Bloomberg BEFORE he was a Presidential candidate

December 1, 2019

Far Left billionaire Michael Bloomberg says raising taxes on poor people is a “good thing.” (Speaking at event with International Monetary Fund’s Christine Lagarde: April 19, 2018)

Michael Bloomberg: “Some people say, well, taxes are regressive. But in this case, yes they are. That’s the good thing about them because the problem is in people that don’t have a lot of money. And so, higher taxes should have a bigger impact on their behavior and how they deal with themselves. So, I listen to people saying ‘oh we don’t want to tax the poor.’ Well, we want the poor to live longer so that they can get an education and enjoy life. And that’s why you do want to do exactly what a lot of people say you don’t want to do.

The question is do you want to pander to those people? Or do you want to get them to live longer? There’s just no question. If you raise taxes on full sugary drinks, for example, they will drink less and there’s just no question that full sugar drinks are one of the major contributors to obesity and obesity is one of the major contributors to heart disease and cancer and a variety of other things.

So, it’s like saying, ‘I don’t want to stop using coal because coal miners will go out of work, will lose their jobs.’ We have a lot of soldiers in the United States in the US Army, but we don’t want to go start a war just to give them something to do and that’s exactly what you’re saying when you say ‘well, let’s keep coal killing people because we don’t want coal miners to lose their jobs.’ The truth of the matter is that there aren’t very many coal miners left anyways and we can find other things for them to do. But the comparison is: a life or a job. Or, taxes or life? Which do you want to do? Take your poison.”

Lagarde: “So its regressive, it is good. There are lots of tax experts in the room. And fiscal experts, and I’m very pleased that they hear you say that. And they all say that two things in life which are absolutely certain. One is death, the other one is tax. So you use one to defer the other one.”

Bloomberg: “That’s correct. That is exactly right. Well said.”

H/T Americans for Tax Reform


Questionable decision by newly appointed MC Attorney Allister Adel

November 20, 2019

Resurrects McCainiac Grant Woods to lead Petersen probe

According to the State Bar of Arizona, there are approximately 18,500 active attorneys in the state. Many have credentials and temperament that make them standouts. Grant Woods, an arrogant showboater, is not one of them.

This September 2018 SRAZ post sums up Republicrat Woods who finally made the party switch after years of threatening to do so and continually endorsing Democrats. Read it to be brought up to speed on who this guy is.

On his own law firm website Grant Woods indulges in hyperbole about himself, claiming, he is “one of Arizona’s most acclaimed and successful lawyers,” while calling his own career “legendary.”  As we previously wrote. “Normally such glowing accolades are bestowed by fans, but Grant Woods has no fan that matches the guy he sees in the mirror each morning. “

A major case garnering attention in three states — Arizona, Utah and Arkansas — concerns Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen, who faces dozens of felony charges related to the fraudulent adoption scheme that consumed more of his time than the job to which he was elected in 2013. The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has suspended him and he is fighting to regain the job which records indicate he rarely showed up to perform.

This is obviously a case that requires a steady hand and a commitment to more than self adulation. Which raises the question why newly appointed Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel would select Woods to lead the investigation into Petersen’s activities.

Disreputable Grant Woods (article contains numerous links) was John McCain’s first chief of staff when McCain was in the U.S. House nearly four decades ago before being elected to the Senate. Like McCain, Woods later used the Republican Party to which he had no allegiance, to win election as Arizona Attorney General.


Markets attest impeachment scheme flops with Americans

November 14, 2019

The best indicator that the Democrats farcical impeachment inquiry, conducted in secret until Wednesday and hinging on the testimony of an unnamed “whistleblower” is a dud, is evident in the stock market response:

Here’s where the markets settled Wednesday, November 13, at the end of regular equity trading:

Dow (^DJI): +0.33%, or 92.1 points, surging to a new 52-week high

S&P 500 (^GSPC): +0.07%, or 2.2 points

Nasdaq (^IXIC): -0.05%, or 3.99 points

10-year Treasury yield (^TNX): -2.3 bps to 1.886%

Gold (GC=F): +0.76% to $1,464.70 per ounce

This is at the close of day after the embarrassing spectacle put on by Adam Schiff and his band of leftists who made invalidating the 2016 election and pushing for the impeachment of President Trump their foremost obsession since before he took the oath of office.

Fitting the description of the circus it is, Pissi Myles,* a super-size grotesque “drag queen” decked out in a gigantic blonde bouffant wig and flaming red iridescent mini-dress with cutaway shoulders, was permitted access.

The Dems claimed this would be a bi-partisan effort, yet not a single Republican voted for this investigation.

 A resolution authorizing public hearings and laying the groundwork for eventual proceedings in the Judiciary Committee passed by a vote of 232 to 196. All but two Democrats voted for the measure, with all Republican members voting against it. The chamber’s sole independent, Justin Amash (MI), joined the Democrats in voting for passage.

Many of today’s conservatives were raised by Democrat parents who lived through the Great Depression or its aftermath. Today’s vengeful and out-of-control Democrat Party is not the one they knew. They would be appalled.

* H/T Photos Daily Mail

 


Anti-Trumper Lindsey Graham opportunistically contorts into Trump supporter

November 4, 2019

McMaverick’s inseparable sidekick magically transforms, but can he be trusted?

Republicans are symbolized by the elephant for good reason. We share the animal’s strength, intellect and determination. We also possess long memories, a trait for which the impressive creatures are noted.

These characteristics are relevant in the context of political battles and alliances as they relate to besieged President Trump. Democrats and RINOcrats hammer him daily. Trump antagonist Mitt Romney, who deceivingly courted president-elect Trump, desperate to be named secretary of state, also campaigned with anti-Trump McCain, drawing less than stellar crowds. This Arizona Independent News Network cartoon and report links to a SRAZ post on an abysmal turnout. McCain returned the favor, though he fumblingly introduced Romney (video) as “President Obama.”

Sen. Lindsey Graham, a McCain devotee, appears to have moderated his stance on President Trump, advocating against the covert proceedings as the dems attempt to invalidate the 2016 election via impeachment.  Many conservatives remain skeptical of Graham’s newfound support of the president he routinely assailed when his loyal partner McCain was still above ground. Bachelor Graham described his relationship with McCain, stating, “It was a political marriage.”

Suddenly Graham, up for reelection in 2020, is a fervent supporter of President Trump. Graham is keenly aware his home state of South Carolina gave all nine of its electoral votes to Donald Trump, who carried the state with 54.9% to Hillary’s 40.7%.

Lest anyone be lulled into thinking Lindsey Graham has done a complete turnaround. This was Graham in December 2015 — 4 short years ago — appearing on CNN.

 Graham accused Donald Trump of being a “race-baiting, xenophobic, religious bigot, the ISIL Man of the Year, undercutting everything we stand for, empowering our enemy… culminating with…“and you know how you make America great again? Tell Donald Trump to go to hell!”

Sens. Graham, McCain, and Romney (elected in Utah, Jan. 2019), joined by now ex-senator Jeff Flake, all publicly stated they would not vote for Trump in 2016. 

Romney and Flake have one other area of significance in common.  Flake had an 18% approval rating in his home state of Arizona, causing him to abandon his campaign for a second senate term. Romney is polling at exactly the same nationally, with only 18 % having a positive image of Romney, according to this NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey released Sunday. Romney opposes additional funding for a border wall. Utah is well on its way to becoming a sanctuary state.

Trusting opportunist Lindsey Graham is a fool’s errand.