Greg Stanton pulls a costly fast one exiting as Phx. mayor

May 25, 2018

Judicial Watch, whose motto is “Because no one is above the law,” is an principled, conservative watchdog group that fights for accountability and integrity in law, politics and government. JW also has a blog, Corruption Chronicles.

Corruption Chronicles runs a must read report on the contemptible excesses of Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, who has stepped down prior to the end of his term to run for the U.S. House in Arizona’s CD 9. The report is titled,Phoenix Mayor Gives La Raza Ally $2.4 Mil Before Leaving to Run for Congress. It is an important exposé that CD 9 voters need to acquaint themselves with prior to the Aug. 28 Primary and Nov. 6, 2018 General Elections. It contains just five paragraphs that should not be overlooked

For an idea of where Stanton stands politically, when he was initially elected in 2011, then President Barack Obama and Homeland INsecurity chieftain Janet Napolitano jointly called with congratulatory wishes.

 A bit of history: In 2005, Kyrsten Sinema, a committed pro-abortion and open-borders advocate, lost her initial state legislative race as a Green Party candidate. The lawyer, social worker and self-proclaimed bi-sexual then set out re-crafting herself as a Democrat and was elected to the state legislature. She ran and won in the newly created CD 9 based on the results of the 2010 Census. The district has been represented by chameleon Kyrsten Sinema, who has improbably transformed herself from a crude, foul mouthed, leftist partisan to a soft spoken, stylish U.S. Senate candidate.

Sinema no longer heralds her ties to the Communist Party, bi-sexuality, open borders, abortion or strong allegiance to atheism, which led her to refuse to take her oath of office with her hand on a Bible. Seth Leibsohn is the GOP candidate to support.

Jeff Flake, whose relentless Trump bashing left him polling at 18%, is not running for reelection and Sinema is hoping to nab that senate seat. The conservative choice is Dr. Kelli Ward. The political musical chairs now place liberal Stanton, who previously announced for Secretary of State, abandoning that venture and opting for the CD 9 seat Sinema is leaving.

Democrat Vice Mayor Laura Pastor, daughter of liberal former CD 7 Congressman Ed Pastor, will assume the role of acting mayor. Pastor, Councilman Daniel Valenzuela and Councilwoman Kate Gallego — all liberal Democrats — have announced their intentions to run for the city‘s top job. Unknown entity Moses Sanchez, a navy veteran and teacher, has announced as the sole Republican mayoral candidate, though his fact deficient website neglects to mention the word “Republican,” or any GOP involvement.

Arizona voters will need a scorecard to keep up with the ambitious, reconfigured Democrats and their desires to take over the city of Phoenix and encroach on D.C. in the Senate and House. This is serious business with potentially long-lasting and dire consequences. Pay attention and vote on information, not slick campaign ads.

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Fraudulent Flake warns law grads against “degradation of democracy”

May 24, 2018

Speech sounds like one to inspire uprising in repressive society

Jeff Flake is barely hanging onto the senate seat he won by a mere 3 points until November. Then unless one of the far left networks pick him up as a fake Republican convert to the dark side, he’ll be jobless. His single term yearly senate salary $174,000 will evaporate although he has his congressional pension to tide him over.

Given the realities, he’s been trolling for commencement speaking duties, snagging a gig at Harvard Law School. Due to the fact that Flake doesn’t possess a law degree the choice appears odd. Further reflection provides an answer or two.

Harvard is a school steeped in liberal dogma, so an anti-conservative, relentless Trump-basher, who ran under the Republican banner would have appeal. Attendance costs close in at nearly $100,000 a year. Left-wing indoctrination is included in the price.

Due to his dire circumstances, the desperate Flake would come cheap. Commencement speakers often command big bucks to impart their wisdom. In 2015, the University of Houston paid $135,000 for their graduates to be inspired by none other than Texas native Matthew McConaughey.

“Democracy is in trouble,” Flake warned the law school grads, “If the only acceptable outcome in a matter of law or justice is a result that is satisfactory to the leader.” And it’s in trouble if “the leader attacks the legitimacy of any institution that does not pay him obeisance -– say the independent judiciary or the free press.” He preposterously added, “It will be the work of your generation to make sure that this degradation of democracy does not continue.”

Fudging on the facts, dedicated amnesty proponent and Obama cohort, Flake neglected to mention that he wasn’t running for a second senate term due to having alienated the AZ GOP base to the point that he had an 18% approval rating and didn’t want to risk an embarrassing election defeat. He has never been upfront regarding his time spent as a registered foreign agent in Namibia representing a uranium mining company with ties to Iran.

“Opposing the president and much of what he stands for it not an act of apostasy –- it is rather an act of fidelity,” he farcically intoned.

He deceptively told the graduates, “I urge all of you to challenge your assumptions, regularly. Recognize the good in your opponents. Apologize every now and then. Admit to mistakes. Forgive, and ask for forgiveness. Speak up more, for politics sometimes keeps us silent when we should speak.”

Arizonans would be hard pressed to remember the man who admitting lying about honoring self-imposed term limits pledge when the D.C. headiness caught his fancy, ever apologizing to anyone or asking forgiveness for anything.

Jeff the Flake’s pomposity knows no bounds. He actually said, “There are times when circumstances may call on you to risk your career in favor of your principles. But you, and your country, will be better for it. You can go elsewhere for a job, but you cannot go elsewhere for a soul.” His speech is excerpted here.

We’ll wait and see where the soulless Flake finds his next job. We’re betting it will be in Liberal-land on CNN, MSNBC or one of their like thinking allies where he will earn his keep by battering Republicans


AZ U.S. Senate: Who would you select to fill seat?

May 23, 2018

Frosty Taylor’s MCRC Briefs, the widely read Maricopa County Republican newsletter, included a piece about the potential list of candidates for the soon-to-be-vacant Arizona Senate seat. John McCain, seriously ill with brain cancer, hasn’t been able to return to Washington, D.C. for months. He is reportedly planning his own funeral complete with guest list exclusions, including the President of the United States, whom he abhors.

A recent edition of Briefs includes a list of possible contenders, some positively chilling. We’re asking our readers if they have any more acceptable names to add to the list. Gov. Ducey will ultimately name the replacement.

Word Leaked Out of Gov Doug Ducey’s office a few days ago that Ducey’s right hand man Kirk Adams has reportedly taken a high paying position in San Francisco.  Knowledgeable sources note that takes Adams out of the running as a potential appointee to replace Sen John McCain, who is suffering from a brain tumor.   So, who will get the appointment if McCain resigns by the end of the month?  McCain’s wife Cindy’s name is high on the potential appointee list. But Cindy carries years-old baggage related to a  prescription drug scandal. Is former Gov Jan Brewer a consideration?  Voters haven’t forgotten the late night ObamaCare vote taken under her watch. Some think McCain’s protégé Grant Woods is in the running, but others say the GOP Establishment doesn’t want to deal with the uproar that would create. McCain’s daughter Meghan has been mentioned, but she lacks experience – besides that she is well on her way to a successful career. And former Congressman John Shadegg’s name has surfaced as a potential fill in, but others report Shadegg couldn’t get elected as a State Committeeman in his own district. Some think that Ducey will appoint himself to fill the senator’s shoes – but whoa, wait a minute – that would move incumbent Secretary of State Michelle Reagan into the Gov’s office. Old timers say Reagan is a nice gal, but definitely not ready for the gov’s chair.  Then we have senate candidates Joe Arpaio, Kelli Ward, and Martha McSally.  This issue will be the topic of a lot of political chatter at upcoming Memorial Day weekend BBQ’s! – ft

SRAZ readers: Hit us with your best shot. We’re counting on you to compile a list that includes some viable contenders.


AZ Republic signals love fest with McSally is over

May 22, 2018

Before the leftist editorial board at the Arizona Republic bestows its liberal U.S. Senate endorsement, undercard hack columnist Laurie Roberts sucker punches Martha McSally, verbally knocking her around with a hard uppercut and blackening an eye.

In the warm-up to the August 28, 2018 Primary Election, it’s Roberts’ duty to to sufficiently batter McSally, ultimately paving the way for radical-pretending-to-be–mainstream Krysten Sinema, whose ads don’t reveal her party affiliation, former association with the Communist Party, bisexuality and atheism, to slither in as the liberal challenger to go head-to-head in the General Election with a Republican. On its “Immigration Report Card,” NumbersUSA rates Sinema and John McCain with an F-.

SRAZ supports conservative Dr. Kelli Ward.

Roberts accuses McSally (frequently referred to here as Sally McCain) of flip-flopping on gifting amnesty to the so-called DACA recipients — those who claim they were brought here as minors by their illegal invader parents. There is no means of verifying their claims of when or how they arrived in the U.S. or enforcing any standards to pay fines, learn English or be of reputable character, set by their advocates. In 2017, they were likely underestimated at 800,000. Repeatedly referred to as “kids” they can be up to age 35, meaning many are actually grandparents.

Giving Roberts heartburn is the fact that McSally has removed herself as a co-sponsor of a sweeping amnesty bill that grants citizenship to  those claiming to have been illegally brought here as childhood arrivals. (The newspaper appears to have an auto-mechanism to add the words “through no fault of their own.”) The Senate seat is open due to Jeff Flake, with bottom dragging 18% polling numbers due to his incessant Trump-bashing, withdrawing from his reelection bid.

Few will forget Barack Obama who pushed DACA through, repeatedly saying (video) he couldn’t legally do what he did.

As though there is no significant national or international news, today’s edition of the Republic focuses Page One attention on Meghan McCain’s contention that she’s no longer afraid to die because her dad “will be waiting for her on the other side.”


Educrats advocate for shutting down schools …again, nationally

May 21, 2018

This time the concept of depriving American children of their rightful taxpayer funded education is even more odious than when the Arizona #REDSforED leftist union member schoolteachers, led by a 24-year-old self-identified Socialist and Bernie Sander’s Arizona presidential campaign organizer who teaches hip-hop music, abandoned students for over a week. They marched and shouted, demanding a 20% pay hike. When Gov. Doug Ducey foolishly acquiesced to their extortionist tactics, it wasn’t good enough. They are now pressing forward with a ballot initiative to impose higher taxes on “the rich,” who already pay the lion’s share. There was a time when people aspired to be successful and provide jobs for others. Now the risk takers who worked long hours to achieve their goals — not 8 1/2 months a year — are despised for their accomplishments.

Arne Duncan, Barack Obama’s Secretary of Education has responded via Twitter to a ludicrous suggestion by his former deputy, Peter Cunningham, that America’s 50 million school parents should keep their children out of school until the Second Amendment is eradicated. This came in response to the latest school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas by a teen mass murderer last Friday. Duncan called Cunningham’s suggestion, “brilliant.”

The U.K.’s Daily Mail covered the issue. With strict gun laws imposed in Great Britain, murderous assailants have taken to using knives and intentionally careening vehicles to carry out their bloody carnage, randomly slashing people or mowing down pedestrians in popular tourist locations. Do we outlaw auto dealerships and sales of butcher and kitchen knives as well?

Curbing violence as entertainment would be a better start.


John McCain: Another view by Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady

May 21, 2018

Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady, a recipient of the United States military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor — is also the former president of the Medal of Honor Society. His commentary, posted at WND is titled, “Medal of Honor Hero ‘Fed Up’ With John McCain.”

We present it here for balance to the gratuitous adulation being heaped on this perpetually angry and ruthlessly vindictive man. The serious health challenges John McCain faces as he nears the end of his life, have made him no more reflective or gracious. If anything, he has become even more sanctimonious in his rage.

As politicians make their way to McCain’s Cornville, Arizona compound to say their final goodbyes, McCain, still filled with rancor from having lost the presidency, seizes on the opportunity to publicly announce that President Donald Trump will not be welcome at his funeral.

Maj. Gen. Brady provides a straightforward evaluation of Arizona’s Senior Senator. Read the linked article. You can count on the fact that it won’t be reprinted in the McCain-worshiping Arizona Republic.


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.