Anti-Trump rancor keeps McFlake from supporting CIA chief

May 18, 2018

Gina Haspel was confirmed by the Senate Thursday as the first woman to lead the Central intelligence Agency. She became acting director following Director Mike Pompeo’s resignation when he was appointed U.S. Secretary of State. Haspel has been with the CIA since 1985.

The 54-45 vote included six Democrats who joined most Republicans in support of Haspel. U.S. Senators Joe Donnelly, (D-IN); Heidi Heitkamp, (D-ND); Joe Manchin, (D-WV); Bill Nelson, (D-FL); Jeanne Shaheen, (D-NH); and Mark Warner,(D-VA) all voted for Haspel’s confirmation.

Though he was unable to vote due to late stage brain cancer, John McCain’s negative influence was front and center as his eager to please toady Jeff Flake (AZ) did his bidding, joining the Democrat majority in voting in opposition to Haspel. As a lame duck until the November election. the aptly name Flake is unaccountable to a constituent base.

Check out the Senate roll call vote on the confirmation of Gina Haspel as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Flake voted in tandem with one other Libertarian-leaning Republican defector, Rand Paul (KY). Paul sent this letter (obtained by Politico) to Haspel, in which he asked for specifics regarding the CIA using surveillance to spy on candidate Donald Trump. Don’t mistake Paul’s defection as support of the president. Paul previously stated his intention to oppose President Donald Trump’s nomination of Mike Pompeo as secretary of state but later switched his position, joining the majority in the 57-42 confirmation vote.  Six Democrats voted to confirm Pompeo. McCain, suffering from advanced brain cancer has not been in D.C. for months.

Flake’s petulant animosity is aimed at President Trump. The exceedingly capable nominees who deserve confirmation are collateral damage. As an example, Pompeo served three terms in Congress, where he was a member of the House Intelligence Committee. He graduated first in his class at the United States Military Academy at West Point and received a law degree from Harvard, where he was an editor of the law review. He also founded and ran several private aerospace businesses prior to entering Congress.

Both McCain and Flake loudly proclaimed that neither they nor their families would vote for GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, who swept the country without them in 2016.  Flake’s incessant ranting led to his dismal 18% approval rating in Arizona, causing him to opt out of running for reelection in an effort to avoid a humiliating defeat. Watch for him to show up as a collaborating talking head on a left-wing network.


John McCain and Ronald Reagan: A study in contrasts

May 17, 2018

Americans routinely lose celebrated icons in the realm of entertainment, religion and politics. Sometimes the end comes suddenly. In other instances, it is slow and torturous. Rarely do we know the people personally, but they impact us in myriad ways. 

White-suited author Tom Wolfe died this past week. We recall his well-turned phrases that still rattle around in our consciousness. Movie stars and singers with whom we felt a personal affinity have left a void, though we never shook their hands, we can’t forget their famous lines, or words of their songs.

When President Reagan was shot in an assassination attempt in 1981, it changed our lives, but not his. Displaying his well known grace and knack for humor, he joked with his doctors as he was prepped for surgery, saying, “Please tell me you’re all Republicans.” One doctor, a Democrat, responded, “Mr. President, We are all Republicans today.”

During a presidential debate with Democrat Walter Mondale, a reporter pressed Reagan on the issue of his age, reminding him that he was already the oldest president in history. Reagan took it in good humor, saying, “I want you to know that I will not make age an issue of this campaign. I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent’s youth and inexperience.” He was able to deflect an insult with amiable wit.

This is McCain’s idea of a joke, perpetrated against his fellow citizens.

There was no press coming to Reagan’s defense and his family didn’t jump in with highly charged tirades against those who ridiculed him as “old,” or “an actor,” implying his was incapable of making sound leadership decisions in a powder-keg global environment.  Instead, he boldly stood in front of Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate and challenged Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev totear down this wall.” His actions precipitated the end of the Communist Soviet Union.

These instances — and many others — come to mind as the local Hillary Clinton-endorsing newspaper has turned into the Daily McCain, genuflecting at his altar, telling us which comments we should be outraged over if they are not slavishly honorific enough to the seriously ill McCain. During a private White House meeting it was leaked that a remark was made that acknowledged McCain was dying. All hell broke lose as both Cindy McCain and daughter Meghan publicly questioned why that person wasn’t fired. Belligerent to the end, McCain has publicly announced he does not want President Trump in attendance at his funeral.

McCain, the son and grandson of Admirals, was born into a life of privilege, easily gaining appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy, though graduating at the bottom of his class.

Reagan, whose father was a shoe salesman and alcoholic, was born in an apartment over a commercial business, moving frequently throughout his younger years. He worked his way through college. On his path to the White House, Ronald Reagan’s history included stints as a lifeguard, sportscaster, actor, labor union leader — and governor of California — by which time he had become a Republican.

Five years after leaving the presidency, Ronald Reagan announced his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease in this letter, reprinted in Time magazine. It was done with the same combination of grace, fortitude and dignity he had exhibited throughout his two terms as president — ending with these words:

“I now begin the journey that will lead me into the sunset of my life. I know that for America there will always be a bright dawn ahead. Thank you, my friends. May God always bless you.”

Click here for some of Reagan’s best moments.

Happy Mother’s Day & a Kyrsten Sinema memory jogger

May 13, 2018

Kyrsten Sinema: Stay at home Moms are leeches

Yes, the seemingly disparate topics are actually related. Kyrsten Sinema, a first term Democrat Congresswoman representing Arizona’s CD 9 — now a candidate for U.S. Senate — has had some harsh words for women who devote themselves to their families.

This Sept. 5, 2012 post,Kyrsten Sinema: Far-left radical AZ CD 9 Dem exposed,” includes the quote from the now re-crafted, soft-spoken Sinema, who no longer heralds her ties to the Communist Party, bi-sexuality or strong allegiance to atheism, which led her to refuse to take her oath of office with her hand on a Bible.

Pay attention to her ubiquitous ads, interestingly running on Fox News to garner support of those who aren’t familiar with who she actually is. Sinema is well funded by desperate liberals salivating at the prospect of capturing an Arizona U.S. Senate seat. According to her latest FEC reports, she’s already raised $6,552,764.22.         

In her ads, Sinema slickly omits any reference to her Democrat party affiliation or her close association with Barack Obama, which she definitely wants red state Arizona voters to forget —- especially the growing number of registered Independents.

Sinema’s quote about stay-at-home mothers was so shocking, it was even called out aspersistent verbal flubberyby none other than far-left extremist Phoenix New Times former columnist, Stephen Lemons.

This is excerpted from the SRAZ  post:
An ardent supporter of same-sex marriage, she mockingly blasted women who devote themselves to their families rather than working outside the home. Her foul-mouthed comment was: “These women who act like staying at home, leeching off their husbands or boyfriends and just cashing the checks is some sort of feminism because they’re choosing to live that life. That’s bulls**t. I mean, what the f**k are we really talking about here?” Following the spirit of unity Dems claim to embrace, Sinema derided conservatives as “Neanderthals.”

Kyrsten Sinema’s 2016 Congressional primary victory was enthusiastically  cheered by the Advocate, a LGBT site, praising her for “moving one step closer to being the first openly bisexual member of Congress.” She now occupies that congressional seat.  Don’t be fooled into surrendering a senate seat to this candidate whose extreme views represent few Arizonians.

The importance of senate seats cannot be overstated since U.S. Supreme Court nominees are confirmed by the senate. There are currently two of the nine justices, Ruth Bader Ginsburg (DOB: 3/15/33)  and Anthony Kennedy, (DOB: 7/23/36), who are in their 80’s and another, Stephen Breyer, (DOB: 8/15/38) who will join the octogenarian crowd in August. Two of the current justices were Obama appointees and two were named by Clinton.

President Trump appointed conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch to the high court in April 2017. He will face fierce opposition from Senate Democrats when future SOTUS vacancies occur. 

The repackaged Kyrsten Sinema is dangerous. It cannot be stressed enough that the consequences of electing her will be dire.

Seeing Red AZ enthusiastically supports Dr. Kelli Ward for U.S. Senate. Your donations will help her stay competitive against the out-of-state money funding Leftist Sinema.

AZ US Senate race: Rubio’s duplicity rears his phony McHead

May 7, 2018

Marco Rubio tries a Chuck Schumer con to benefit McSally

This past week, many of us received an email plea from Marco Rubio on behalf of Martha McSally (known alternatively on this site as Sally McCain). She’s running for the U.S. Senate seat effectively vacated by Jeff (the) Flake whose 18% approval rating was so low that he opted out of a reelection bid rather than face an embarrassing loss. Flake has largely ignored his duties as he makes the rounds of liberal media outlets denouncing President Donald Trump. It’s a shameful spectacle, but one to which the marginal Flake is well suited.

With John McCain seriously ill and said to be planning his own funeral — complete with guest list — Arizonans have, for all intents and purposes, been without senate representation for a very long time. Both Flake and McCain still collect taxpayer funded paychecks, but we get nothing in return.

In the email solicitation for McSally, Marco Rubio throws in this deceitful postscript:

P.S.  I can’t stress it enough — this race will determine whether or not we’re forced to hand over the Senate Majority to Chuck Schumer and the Democrats.  I hope you will join me in supporting Martha McSally for Senate right now!

Marco Rubio either regards Arizona Republicans as fools or suffering from amnesia. In fact, neither is the case.  With the long memoried elephant as the GOP symbol, we remember all too well how he and Chuck Schumer were partners in the Flake and McCain constructed Gang of Eight amnesty scheme. It was comprised of four Democrats and four Republicrats.

In April 2013, Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced S.744, known as the Gang of Eight immigration bill. Its intent was to grant amnesty to the likely underestimated 12 million illegal aliens in the U.S., dramatically increasing legal immigration, while doing virtually nothing to improve border security or immigration enforcement.  It rewarded law-breaking and encouraged more illegal immigration.

Marco adds, “Martha McSally is a workaholic and a leader which is exactly why the Left is pouring all its resources into crushing her campaign.  As only a sophomore member, Martha has authored 18 bills and had 2 signed into law — including significant immigration and border security measures.“  References to specifics are cunningly omitted.

Seeing Red AZ supports Dr. Kelli Ward, the viable conservative in this race. Send her a donation. It is imperative we counter the lobbyist cash being funneled to political swindlers who say one thing and then collude with liberals. Televised ads and mailers, necessary to get the conservative message out, are expensive.

FAIR, The Federation For American Immigration Reform, laid out the shocking basics of S. 744 in quiz form. This was the bill supported by Marco Rubio and his then-cohort Chuck Schumer. Know this. Schumer is not Rubio’s adversary.  The two men are jovial partners.

Grinning Gang of 8ers: Jeff Flake, Chuck Schumer, Marco Rubio and John McCain

REDSforED socialist extortionists file initiative for $millions more

May 6, 2018

After holding parents and children hostage for a week with their demands for a 20% salary increase — and getting it — from the foolishly acquiescing Gov. Doug Ducey and legislators nervously facing reelection, Arizona teachers have a new scheme up their collective sleeves.

We use the term “collective” with intent. They are not to be appeased.  The teachers who staged a tantrum-like strike to get their way, followed Pied Piper leftist Noah  Karvelis, a 23-year-old hip-hop music teacher and Bernie Sander‘s Arizona presidential campaign organizer. Do yourself a favor and read Ralph Benko’s excellent expose of Sanders published in Forbes magazine. It addresses the resurgence of Socialism in America.

We’ve all seen the now-faded bumper stickers that said, “if you can read this, thank a teacher.”  Sadly, Americans are experiencing a new twist on that sentiment: “If your kids are Socialists, thank their teachers.”

‘Tax the Rich’ is the teacher’s latest Socialist plan that sounds suspiciously akin to the slogan popularized by Karl Marx:

 “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.”

In fact, Arizona teachers, clad in red tee shirts emblazoned with #RedforEd, while demonstrating at the state Capitol, have filed a ballot initiative raising taxes on “the rich” to get even more money. The Invest in Education Act’  (read it) is aimed at higher wage earners who are their latest enemies.

Liberals conveniently forget that “the rich” supply jobs that raise up individuals and benefit families. None of them work 8 1/2 months a year as teachers do. They are the people who took risks and worked long hours to realize their dreams of entrepreneurship. They are those we should aspire to emulate. Liberals view them with contempt.

SRAZ added an “S” on the teacher’s slogan correctly identifying them in previous posts as REDSforED.

SIXTY PERCENT of the additional revenue they are now seeking would further pad teacher salaries. Forty percent would fund all-day kindergarten and provide raises for “support staff.”

The imitative was filed by former state legislator David Lujan, now VP of the liberal Arizona Center for Economic Progress and Mesa teacher Joshua Buckley — both left-of-center Democrats. Buckley is quoted as saying,  “It’s up to educators, parents and other community leaders to act if the legislature will not provide a new dedicated funding stream.”

That “funding stream” is nearly $700 million a year in forever money taken from taxpayers for the radical unionist and extortionist teachers, who show no commitment to their either their contracts or their students.

Don’t fall for their con.

The lunacy of celebrating diversity gets even loonier

April 29, 2018

Phoenix City Council votes for rainbow crosswalks

Since the inception of our nation, America has been enriched by people of various backgrounds coming to our shores to form a bond that celebrated unity. As grade school students, we were given a single dowel and asked to break it. Of course, it snapped easily in our young fingers. Then we were given several dowels corded together and found that the same task was not easily accomplished. This early lesson was intended to clearly illustrate the power of unity, which in the case of populations, needs assimilation to flourish.

But today, the bonds of unity are cast aside for the celebration of diversity — the very thing that separates us.

 Conservative intellectual Thomas Sowell, once wrote, “The next time some academics tell you how important diversity is, ask how many Republicans there are in their sociology department.” His 2013 column,Words that replace thought,” remains relevant.

We veer off into diversityville today to inform our readers that the liberal majority on the Phoenix City Council including Mayor Greg Stanton — also a self-identified “progressive” congressional candidate — voted unanimously to join what the Arizona Republic newspaper has described as a ”nationwide trend of painting crosswalks with a rainbow design to celebrate the local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.”

Heterosexuals, who replenish our earth as God commanded in Genesis 9:7, aren’t worthy of celebration.

Until three years ago when Bruce Jenner revealed himself on the cover of Vanity Fair as “Caitlyn.” few had ever heard the word “transgender.”  Now, thanks to the liberal media, which call homosexuality aculture,” what was previously identified as deviancy, has become so mainstreamed it’s being taught as merely an alternate lifestyle in public elementary schools.

The Seattle Times picked up the crosswalk story, characterizing it as “Phoenix honors gay pride.”

Vastly outnumbered, by leftists, Republican council members Sal DiCiccio and Jim Waring chose to be absent rather than engage in the rainbow crosswalk vote.

Goldwater Institute: AZ teacher strike, school closures illegal

April 28, 2018

Actions violate students’ right to education

Watch Timothy Sandefur, VP for Litigation at the Goldwater institute:

This is the letter Sandefur sent Friday to school district superintendents throughout the state of Arizona, advising them of their constitutional obligation and consequences of failure to comply.

School closures occurred Thursday and Friday and are threatened to continue on Monday in conjunction with the illegal teacher strike. More than 800,000 students are being deprived of their constitutional right to an education.

Seeing Red AZ hopes the Goldwater Institute moves forward and prevails against the extremist, thuggish tactics of the now emboldened, overwhelmingly leftist teachers unions and their dues paying members.

It is never a wise policy to negotiate with, or capitulate to, terrorists. The #REDSforED thugs fall into that category. Gov. Doug Ducey, more interested in his future political aspirations than doing what’s right, has shown himself to be weak and ineffective by acquiescing to their demands. As they’ve upped the ante from a hefty 20% raise to launching a ballot measure put together by the radical, Chicago-based Center for Economic Progress, totax the rich,’ their socialist agenda is clear.

Know this: It’s not about “the children.”