Dr. Kelli Ward and Jeff Flake: A study in campaign contrasts

October 4, 2017

Kelli Ward scores big win as conservative star Laura Ingraham headlines fundraising kickoff — Jeff Flake makes odd move with Marco

All indications point to the fact that it’s going to be tough going for the “Never-Trumper” Republicrat, Jeff Flake.  He’s running for reelection in 2018 and has alienated so many of the conservatives he needs to pull him across the finish line, that he’s been reduced to bringing in fellow Gang of Eight amnesty supporter, Marco Rubio for a fundraiser —  an ill-conceived effort to bolster his standing with the grassroots of the Arizona Republican party. McCain is still actively supporting amnesty, though candidate Flake realizes it’s his Achilles’ heel and has backed off — for now.

Amnesty Marco definitely isn’t a draw for conservatives. Although he was a momentary member of the LDS Church when growing up, he ditched the faith for a return to Catholicism. His brief foray into Mormonism will have a better chance of alienating, rather than energizing, Flake’s predominantly Mormon East Valley base. Flake has already jettisoned conservatives with the publication of a 140-page anti-Trump rambling diatribe, for which he was chastised by Republican National Committee chairwoman, Ronna Romney McDaniel. During the Republican presidential primary, Flake, like his mentor John McCain, repeatedly stated he would not vote for Donald Trump, the man who rose to the top over 16 other GOP candidates. His vote against Trump was a vote for scandal plagued Hillary Clinton.

Aside from their shared dedication to granting amnesty and in-state college tuition to illegal aliens, Rubio should be anathema to Flake, who used the issue of opposition to earmarks or government pork, suggested to him by party insiders who realized his slim resume was not enough to propel him to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2000. Indignation, feigned or otherwise, has panache of the sort to make it across the finish line. Marco Rubio came to congress by way of the Florida State Senate, where he was an enthusiastic proponent of pork. In 2002 alone, he requested 37 earmarks worth $43 million. These two are quite a team.

Flake and Rubio also have reneging on pledges to constituents not to seek reelection in common. When Flake was first elected to the U.S. House, he vowed to return home after serving three two-year terms, which was an integral part of the 1994 “Contract With America, “ a triumph for Republicans who gained 54 House and 9 U.S. Senate seats that year based in large part on the self-imposed term-limits. But the heady atmosphere of D.C. proved too compelling to reject, so he winked and smirked, and admitted, “I lied.” Many constituents were not amused. Rubio not only deceives, he’s known for a poor attendance record in the U.S. Senate.

Dr. Kelli Ward is also having a fundraising event. A physician and former two-term state senator, Ward is a principled conservative, aligned with the majority of Arizona’s Republican base. Her campaign Kickoff Event features conservative commentator Laura Ingraham, the newest addition to the Fox News evening team.  View the invitation. The October 17 event will be at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort from 6 to 8 PM. A VIP reception begins at 5:00.

Watch Dr. Kelli Ward’s first campaign ad, featuring President Donald Trump.

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Mulish McCain attempts to scuttle tax reform

September 28, 2017

Ailing John McCain hasn’t the grace to leave the senate and spend precious time with family  and friends, as his Mayo doctors suggested following the release of his diagnosis of an aggressive brain cancer and follow-up treatment of chemotherapy and radiation. Instead he’s making demands and signaling his intent to torpedo President Trump’s tax reform efforts.

Why? Because tax reform, like repealing and replacing Obamacare, was a key Trump issue that resonated with voters nationwide.  McCain is a jealous and vindictive man who despises President Trump and like his underling Jeff Flake, stated he would not vote for the 2016 Republican nominee, opting to support Hillary Clinton.

McCain wants to call the shots on tax reform exactly as he did on repealing Obamacare. The 81-year old, self identified ‘Maverick” revels in his role as obstructionist-in-chief. Whatever he can do to throw a wrench in President Trump’s agenda makes McCain’s day. Republicans control both the U.S. House and Senate, but the margin is slim and a defector such as McCain can single-handedly doom long-awaited GOP reforms.

Now trying to sound high-minded, but failing miserably, the unhinged egotist is calling for “bipartisanship” on the tax reform deliberations. Bipartisanship has a single meaning in Washington, D.C. It signifies Republicans caving to Democrat demands.  It’s impossible to recall one issue on which meaningful concessions were made by Democrats. That’s not how they function. 

After decades in Washington, the left-of-center McCain knows these facts, but chooses to ignore them.

Republican leaders plan to use the same fast-track procedure on taxes as they attempted to implement on health care reform. The plan requires 50 Senate votes while bypassing a potential Democrat filibuster. Because the GOP controls only 52 votes in the Senate, every vote is essential for passage.

Expecting Democrat support for a tax overhaul is an exercise in futility. Democrats are not known for favoring tax cuts, since their liberal policies require ever more funding.

Earlier this week, President Trump hosted Republican and Democrat members of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee at the White House. He expressed optimism about the simplified tax plan, and promised to “cut taxes tremendously for the middle class.”

The president would be wise to schedule the vote when showboating, elitist McCain is in Scottsdale undergoing treatment at Mayo Clinic. Married to an heiress, he’s able to access health care outside the reach of the average American. When he campaigned for president, he was unable to give a definitive answer to how many homes he owned.

This is presidential candidate McCain caught in his own deceitful web about his knowledge of economics —- essential for reforming the cumbersome and oppressive tax system.

 


Contrarian McCain’s legacy: Colluding with the left

September 27, 2017

From his bonding to amnesty for illegals, lack of commitment to tax reform and promoting campaign finance measures crafted to benefit Democrats — through to his deception on health care reform and sports teams’ refusal to respect our American flag and national anthem — McCain takes the wrong side

After selling out Americans for the second time with his “no” vote on replacing Obamacare, John McCain has moved on to giving aid and comfort to those who disrespect our national symbols of liberty — the American flag and national anthem.

We could lay his betrayals off on what his Mayo doctors referred to as an aggressive brain malignancy, and sympathetically declare that he is reacting to the scourge that’s overtaken his sensibilities. It only takes a brief moment to regain equilibrium and recognize that McCain, now 81, is acting as he always has, in whatever manner gains him the most press and attention as he cravenly colludes with the left and then configures himself as a “conservative during campaign season.

In the instances of his stance voting in opposition to healthcare reform, there is one response.  It happens to be the same reason he is siding with the unpatriotic NFL players who show contempt for the symbols of our freedoms by”taking a knee” and refusing to stand for the national anthem.

The reason is based in his jealousy of and hatred for President Donald Trump, a political outsider who attained what McCain spent his entire career angling for — the presidency. It rankles McCain that Donald Trump overcame 16 other Republican contenders and now continues to work toward fulfilling promises he made to the American people as the 2016 GOP standard-bearer. Keeping promises is a concept beyond John McCain‘s limited abilities.

There was a time when kneeling was indicative of a display of humility and honor. With the National Football League, it denotes unity with broad and unfounded oppressive racial overtones. The football players live large on their inflated salaries paid for by sports fans who just want to see a game. They are tiring of the ongoing and increasing displays of arrogance and lack of patriotism. As a result, attendance and viewership is down. NFL has come to stand for “Not For Long.”

In her nationally syndicated column today, NFL Pigskins at the Public Trough, Michelle Malkin details the $billions spent on taxpayer-funded stadiums across the country.  But that doesn’t bother the tone-deaf John McCain, who sides with the players “rights” of free speech.

Although the First Amendment protects free speech, there are limitations. While the government is prohibited from infringing on free speech, private businesses are not. Workplaces have the ability to determine what is allowable within their confines. Sports teams are well-financed workplaces.

President Trump’s defense of patriotism is correct. John McCain is on the wrong side — again.


New healthcare reform bill: Relying on McCain is a fool’s errand

September 22, 2017

AZ’s Senior Senator (ASS) remains too consumed with jealousy over Trump’s presidential victory to honorably function on behalf of those he’s supposed to represent

Arizona’s Senior Senator (ASS) John McCain, 81, who with a dramatic thumbs down motion reminiscent of the Roman emperor Caligula denying mercy to a wounded gladiator in the arena, took time from his treatment for an  “aggressive malignant brain tumor” to cast the deciding vote, torpedoing Senate Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare.  With his self-serving negative end of July action, in an obviously rehearsed betrayal, ASS afforded himself another opportunity to lob a jab at President Trump — though negatively affecting millions of Americans with his pettiness. In ASS’s bitter world, revenge takes center stage, regardless of the consequences. 

A new plan is on the table. Sens. Lindsey Graham, (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy, M.D., (R-LA) are prime co-sponsors of the proposal that would shift health-care spending currently earmarked for Obamacare, Medicaid expansion and health-care exchanges from the federal government to the states through a system of block grants. Graham-Cassidy would also eliminate the individual mandate, requiring people either carry insurance or pay a fine. Acquaint yourself with the legislation to reform health care and read the comments of supporters — all included here.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, a longtime McCain ally, has announced he’s on-board with the plan, saying in a statement, “Graham-Cassidy is the best path forward to repeal and replace Obamacare.”

Will it make any difference that Graham, McCain’s closest senate comrade, is a co-sponsor? Although McCain functions from his visceral core that is devoid of reason, Ducey is sending him a message to support this replacement effort that carries a Sept. 30 deadline for passage, when rules preventing a Democrat filibuster will expire.  Just as last time, when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell held up action awaiting McCain’s arrival in DC, every vote counts. It remains to be seen if ASS will revert to anti-Trump jealousy mode again and gum up the works. ASS is on record saying, he might “reluctantly” support the bill, although, to no one’s surprise, the Republicrat, self-anointed “maverick” prefers a “bipartisan” approach. 

Following Ducey’s announcement ASS said he was “still very frustrated” with the process and was “not ready to announce a decision to vote for it.”

Expect nothing from ‘Focus-On-Me’ McCain and you’ll never be disappointed.


Emmy Awards: Leftwing celebs get it wrong again

September 18, 2017

Mocking Pres. Trump takes center stage

The 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards took place Sunday night hosted by liberal Stephen Colbert, a flawed presidential predictorCelebs, who revel in grabbing the spotlight outdoing one another in the glam department, put their politics before their egos as they donned the same accessories: Rabid, hate-filled tirades aimed at President Trump and blue ‘ACLU Supporter’ ribbons, denoting their activism with the far left organization.  There was also a strong pro-illegal alien theme permeating the self-congratulatory awards ceremony.

Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer even got into the act, making a “surprise” appearance to ridicule Pres. Trump. In a perfect world, this treacherous act should render him unemployable in Republican circles. Spicer, who once wore his flag lapel pin upside down, symbolizing distress, has reportedly turned down an offer to appear on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ with his wife.

If these were the Academy Awards, we’d advise our readers to stop wasting money on overpriced tickets and less than entertaining movies, with increasingly grotesque subject matter. Keeping the overwhelmingly liberal Hollyweird crowd basking in wealth for a career based on reading other people’s words makes no sense.

Since the soiree celebrates television productions, conserve electricity next year by clicking the “off“ button. Treat yourself with a good book. Better yet, talk to someone who matters to you.

The majority of the awards program was filled with venomous tirades directed at Donald Trump, the President of the United States. Ironically, it was televised on Constitution Day. Fortunately for the hate mongers the First Amendment gives them the freedom to engage in immature temper tantrums. The good news is the show’s ratings tanked.

Watch Colbert and his like thinkers getting it wrong here:


McCain feigns shock over Trump’s deal with Dems

September 13, 2017

John McCain‘s blatant hypocrisy exceeds rational bounds

Claiming “I haven’t seen anything like it before,” John McCain, Arizona’s Senior Senator, (ASS) is bewildered by President Trump’s recent decision to strike a deal with Democrats. The jointly agreed upon legislative package added over $15 billion to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, extended the debt ceiling, and funded the federal government until December.

“Haven’t seen anything like it before,” McCain was recently quoted as saying. “I have no way of divining his motives. I’m a pretty intelligent guy, but I don’t understand this.”

This self-described “pretty intelligent guy,” who graduated at the bottom of his U.S. Naval Academy class, either doesn’t look in the mirror while shaving or has developed a severe case of amnesia. His entire congressional career has been spent colluding with Democrats on legislation abhorrent to grassroots Republicans.

McCain has craftily cultivated his maverick” persona to provide a flamboyant glibness to his deceit.

When President Trump responded to increasingly incendiary nuclear threats from North Korean madman Kim Jong Un, John McCain .wasted no time in issuing criticism, saying, “I take exception to the President’s comments because you’ve got to be sure that you can do what you say you’re going to do. In other words, the old walk softly but carry a big stick.” McCain joined Democrats who claimed Trump’s comments were “unhinged.”

That is until double-talking McCain issued his own threats, saying “Kim needs to know that if he acts in an aggressive fashion, the price will be extinction.”

Although Pat Buchanan’s commentary, “What McCain Means,” was written in 2008 during McCain’s failed presidential bid, the issues remain relevant. 


Guns, ammo ordered confiscated by Gov. of Virgin Islands

September 7, 2017

Using Hurricane Irma as an contrivance for infringing on Second Amendment rights, Kenneth Mapp, Governor of the American Virgin Islands and also the territory’s Commander-in-Chief of its National Guard, has ordered the Guard’s Adjutant General, Col. Deborah Howell, to seize privately owned arms and ammunition. 

In this peculiar letter* filled with pomposity, verbosity, and frequent references to “me,“ Mapp cites numerous titles and codes as well as “Rules of Force” for this “emergency mission.”

Mapp wrote that the order was issued under authority of Virgin Islands Code, Title 23, Chapter 19,  and insisted it is necessary “to maintain the health, welfare, and safety of the people of the Virgin Islands.” The adjutant general is given the right to “take whatever actions she considers necessary to carry out the assigned missions.”

Mull that one over.

The governor issues big orders and until a “compromise” with the legislature causing him to vacate his $12,500 a month rental estate in 2015, he also lived big. No shrinking violet, Mapp maintains a  grand view of the scope of his authority. When the senate refused to confirm his 11 cabinet members, he simply redesignated and renominated each of them as acting commissioners.

Mapp might well think the hurricane already touched down when he faces the force of the NRA.  Chris Cox,  NRA-ILA executive director, makes it clear that the NRA is ready to use a lawsuit to stop Gov. Mapp’s order:

“People need the ability to protect themselves during times of natural disaster. This dangerous order violates the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens and puts their lives at risk,” Cox said.

“When 911 is non-existent and law enforcement personnel are overwhelmed with search-and-rescue missions and other emergency duties, law-abiding American citizens must be able to protect their families and loved ones. The NRA is prepared to pursue legal action to halt Gov. Mapp’s dangerous and unconstitutional order.”

Cox’ full statement can be read in NRA Condemns U.S. Virgin Island Firearm Confiscation Plan.

Background on the U.S. Virgin Islands can be found here.

* H/T Daily Caller