SCOTUS vacancies loom: Dems question Trump’s ability to serve

July 6, 2017

Today we pass along another reason to delight in having President Trump making executive decisions. As you readPower Move: Gorsuch Opts Out Of High Court Labor Pool.” by Kevin Daley, Legal Affairs Reporter for the Daily Caller you’ll be provided insight into the independence and work ethic of Trump’s newly appointed Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. He has decided to reject the practice of granting overreaching authority to the justice’s shared law clerks in what is referred to as a “labor pool,” to analyze and make recommendations regarding which cases the justices will hear. With this move, Gorsuch joins Justice Samuel Alito, who opted out of the system in 2008.

The U.S. Supreme Court is the primary reason the still shell-shocked Democrats remain unable to accept the fact that their scandal plagued candidate, Hillary Clinton, lost the presidential election. Barack Obama provided her with assistance as did Socialist billionaire George Soros and the far left celebrity crowd. She was poised to be Obama’s third term. It was a certainty she would follow his leftward court lurches. Her husband Bill was so moved when he announced his nomination of ACLU lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg, he had to wipe away tears.

Then on election night Americans spoke as stunning vote totals came in from unlikely blue states. Liberals cried and conservatives cheered. The Hillary supporting Washington Post had to admit “we were wrong,“ when it became clear their assessment of Donald Trump was far from accurate. Their mea culpa wasDonald Trump just blew up the electoral map.

 The angst was far greater than Hillary’s defeat. There were the now crucial repercussions of Donald Trump’s massive victory.  First and foremost is the Supreme Court and Trump’s ability to reconfigure the court for the next thirty years.

Justice Anthony Kennedy, a Reagan appointee who has delighted in being the unreliable “swing vote” reportedly is considering retirement. He turns 81 later this month. Stephen Breyer, a Bill Clinton appointee celebrates his 79th birthday in August. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 84, has been in ill health for years.

The prospect of President Trump filling those vacancies has sent shock waves through Congressional Democrats. Their latest scheme is to question the president’s mental fitness to serve out his term.

Though the president has served less than 6 full months in office, over two dozen Democrat lawmakers have signed on to a bill that would create an Oversight Commission on Presidential Capacity. Their goal is to declare the President of the United States mentally incompetent under Section IV of the 25th Amendment and remove him from office. Never forget, it’s all about the Supreme Court.

Another item to add to your ‘never forget list’ is just prior to the end of Obama’s term, AZ Sen. Jeff Flake, saying, “It’s time,” urged his fellow senators to confirm Democrat Merrick Garland, Obama’s lame duck Supreme Court nominee. RINO Flake, who repeatedly announced his refusal to vote for Donald Trump was featured in Hillary Clinton’s campaign ad.

Actual Republicans are grateful Donald Trump was elected President of the United States and cheer his appointment of Neil Gorsuch to the high court. We should all remember the words and actions of Republican pretender Jeff Flake on Election Day.


Is your name carrying a taint? Time to rebrand

June 27, 2017

Sean Noble, Nathan Sproul master the art of quick change

Remember when the political consulting firm of Sproul and Associates became toxic?  Nathan Sproul, an ardent McCain ally, initially was regarded as a player to be reckoned as he promoted a squeaky clean image and made $ millions. His name had panache…. until it didn’t.

Then, quick as a wink, with the loss of luster, Sproul and Associates morphed into Lincoln Strategy Group, as it reconfigured under a revered presidential surname. He also strategically cloaked himself as Strategic Allied Consulting.

So it is with Axiom Public Affairs, which has recently and without fanfare altered its name to Compass Rose Public Relations following the indictment of its principal lobbyist and government affairs specialist Jim Norton along with others not associated with the firm, (see indictment) on eight separate federal charges of bribery and fraud. The name change came as high-powered clients were fleeing.

The renamed firm’s home page has an amusing bit of irony, with the words, “Need Direction?” emblazoned across a still of the Phoenix cityscape and directly over the state capitol dome topped by a stark white Winged Victory look-alike.

Establishment operative Sean Noble, was listed as a partner at its 2015 inception along with Melissa DeLaney and Jim Norton. Noble juggles numerous  political consulting irons, DC London and American Encore, among them.

Compass Rose  claims to offer “unparalleled expertise and leadership in lobbying, communications, public affairs, media relations, campaign management and consulting, public relations, crisis management, political advising, and much more.”

In the wake of the fall of Norton, the “much more,” is a tagline that could well be eliminated. “Crisis management” is what they’re  currently engaging in, with the firm being the client.

A look at the bios of the principals of the firm reveals there’s usually a McCain connection. The aged Republicrat’s tentacles have a lengthy and reliably unsavory span.


John McCain & George Soros: Decades long nefarious connections

June 22, 2017

Radical leftist Soros aims to influence elections and public policy with cash infusions

High dollar donations from suspect characters and dubious international players are hallmarks of the McCain Institute for International Leadership, housed at Arizona State University. its shady dealings need not only a bright light but a good dose of disinfectant.

The Daily Caller reports that critics note that the institute’s donors and McCain’s personal leadership in the organization’s exclusive “Sedona Forum” bear an uncanny resemblance to the glitzy Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) that annually co-mingled special interests and powerful political players in alleged pay-to-play schemes.

The McCain Institute has accepted contributions of as much as $100,000 from billionaire liberal activist-funder George Soros and from Teneo, a for-profit company co-founded by Doug Band, former President Bill Clinton’s “bag man.” Teneo has long helped enrich Clinton through lucrative speaking and business deals.

ABC 15 AZ  reported in 2016 on a $1 million Saudi Arabian donation to the institute, a contribution the McCain group has refused to explain publicly.

Even the far-left Washington Post questions the legitimacy of McCain’s claim that he has nothing to do with the institute that bears his name.

Donations at or exceeding $100,000 include monies raised by McCain Presidential Campaign. Also on the list are the McCain Institute Foundation and Cindy Hensley McCain’s Hensley Beverage Company. In the $25,000 – $99,999 category is McCain’s socialist friend, multi-billionaire George Soros, who disdains international borders. The notorious Gregory and Lisa WendtSan Francisco liberals who have worked with McCain operatives to oust elected precinct committeemen in Arizona precincts — are on the list, as is “The Smith Richardson Foundation’s grant [which] supports the project: From Reset to Containment: In Search of a Better U.S. Policy towards Putin’s Russia.”  This sounds suspiciously akin to the issue  McCain has been manufacturing  to discredit President Donald Trump.

Socialist Soros, one of the most powerful men o the planet, controls a vast network of radical organizations that is nearly unfathomable. Through them, he and his family are able to mobilize street mobs, turning incidents into incendiary hordes of rioters as we’ve seen repeatedly.  Ferguson, Missouri was a single example. The thuggery and violence associated with Black Lives Matter was a direct result of Soros’ influence and money.  Discover the Networks, a guide to the political left, has a wealth of information.

In 2016 Politico reported that George Soros’ latest quest was a “quiet overhaul of America’s criminal justice system. Here in Arizona, he funded a losing candidate for Maricopa County Attorney and a winning candidate for sheriff, spending $2 million to topple Sheriff Joe Arpaio and install Democrat Paul Penzone. Liberal Democrats and RINOs are the recipients of his generosity. Check out Open Secrets lists under Recipients and Congressional Committees.

Seeing Red AZ has previously covered the cozy relationship between John McCain, Hillary Clinton and multi-billionaire anti-capitalist, America-hater George Soros.

Here are a few  of those posts:

Jan. 27, 2014: John McCain cavorts with pal George $oros

Feb.1, 2016:    By George! McCain & Hillary have a lot in common

Jan. 7, 2017:  Soros funded losing candidates to defeat Trump and failed


AZ GOP outreach could soar minus McCain purge, Flake defection

June 20, 2017

AZ GOP chairman Jonathan Lines routinely sends out an email titled the AZGOP Daily Update!  Sniping at the more widely read  Republican Briefs he declares it the Only Official Newsletter of the Arizona Republican Party! (Exclamation points and italicized type are his.)

This recent message was an attention grabber. Noting that the party is gearing up for the 2018 election, he says, “ I know you are all excited to get to work for the conservative cause!” He then describes a GOP Data Center intended to ensure that all precinct committeemen have the resources they need to help elect Republicans.  He goes on to describe an ambitious training project to mobilize many thousands of precinct committeemen.

Precinct committeemen are the nuts and bolts, grassroots workers of the party apparatus. They are elected on the primary ballot by their neighbors in each precinct in districts across the state. Many PCs have been volunteering their time to the party for decades, going door-to-door collecting the nominating petition signatures candidates need to qualify for the ballot.  They distribute campaign literature and recruit other committeemen. They hammer signs in the parched earth under the sweltering Arizona sun and work tirelessly getting out mailings and make phone calls on behalf of candidates.

So imagine the shock when establishment types, notably Arizona’s U.S. Senators work to remove these loyalists from their ranks. Former Sen. Jon Kyl got down in the precinct weeds, sending out postcards advising who the conservative choices were. In fact the choices he advocated for were not conservatives at all, while actual conservatives were kicked to the curb on his advice. His actions were intended to remove the Maricopa County chairman, who was unable to serve after losing the PC election. Conservatives had the last laugh as he new county chairman appointed his predecessor as executive director.

This establishment deceit is an ongoing activity. Most recently McCain operatives worked within precincts, recruiting ringers to overfill allotted PC slots, in another concerted effort to oust conservatives. After McCain was the subject of an unprecedented and embarrassing censure by elected state committeemen at the annual statutory meeting the effort began in earnest. Many longtime PCs were replaced by recruited members from the Vietnamese community who esteem McCain.  These recruits never attended monthly district meetings or engaged in the duties of committeemen. They were placeholders intended to do but one task: Show up to vote for squishy intra-party officers.

BreitbartFrontPage Mag, and POLITICO  all reported on the McPurge.

Now we have U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake who refused to vote for the Republican party nominee Donald Trump —  running for reelection for another 6-year senate term. The state party never uttered a word of reprimand to either Flake or McCain, who both assisted Hillary Clinton. Watch Flake in this Hillary campaign ad. McCain, at age 80, was in the midst of a reelection campaign of his own and couldn’t afford to alienate any voters, but his pals Lindsey Gahamnesty and Mitt Romney had no such qualms.

Romney recently made two Arizona campaign appearances to bolster Flake. Chairman Lines wrote glowingly of the assist. The word “traitor” was never used to describe either man.

And McCain? He recently told the British press that “Barack Obama provided better American leadership than President Trump.” Then he bumped his anti-GOP hostility up a notch, declaring,I’m very worried we’re going to lose the House of Representatives.”

Keep demoralizing the base Johnny, and you might well be prophetic.

Meanwhile neither AZ GOP Chairman Jonathan Lines nor his predecessor Robert Graham have ever addressed Arizona’s two Democrat-supporting U.S. Senators —  posing as Republicans when elections roll around — who unashamedly gave Hillary their tacit approval.

Arizona Republicans deserve better.  Commit to principled conservative Dr. Kelli Ward.


Greg Stanton: Phx’ tyrannical leftist mayor stifles voters’ voice

June 19, 2017

Political correctness overrides resident’s rights as arrogant Stanton plays name game, changing city policy to align with his whims

Who can forget the ham-handed tactics liberal former Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano used in 2003 renaming Squaw Peak, the landmark mountain favored by hikers in north Phoenix? Aided by her henchman Mario Diaz, she ramrodded  the politically correct change through despite protests from Valley residents.  Following her lead, far leftist Barack Obama  renamed North America’s tallest mountain, over objections. It had been  named in honor of the election of war hero and popular Republican President William McKinley in 1896. He was later assassinated by an anarchist at the beginning of his second term.

Now Phoenix is dealing with liberal Mayor Greg Stanton who has unilaterally decided to override the homeowners in the Squaw Peak neighborhood who want to keep the unique street name as their address. There have been protests from the residents who have called public meetings, signed petitions and spoken before the city council to let their voices be heard. Aside from wanting to retain the unique name, residents would be forced to update their addresses on bank and investment accounts, driver‘s licenses and legal documents, including mortgages, wills and trusts. They’d have to change their credit cards, their children’s school records, family medical records, requests for early ballots and contact all their creditors.

In his first stage response to their protests, Stanton ordered new signage erected directing hikers to Piestewa Peak. Now he’s enlarged upon that scheme.

Current city policy requires the support of 75 percent of affected property owners to agree to a name change, but that’s too democratic for the Democrat mayor. To address what he considers a problem of not enough inclusion of minorities in street names, he is on a mission to push his agenda forward and intends to accomplish that by changing the city policy to suit his whims.

Far leftist Stanton, who received a joint congratulatory call from then-President Obama and then-Homeland Security chieftain Janet Napolitano, has filed to run for Arizona Secretary of State. — a sleeper office often the direct route to the governor’s office since it is next in line of ascension if a sitting governor is unable to serve out his or her  term.

As we noted in our April 8, 2017 post “Back to the future with Squaw Peak,” Stanton lives on a street named Frier. Squaw Peak residents should petition the city to change it to something less offensive to vegetarians, vegans and members of PETA. Tofu Drive has a nice, non-offensive ring to it.


Celebration of assassination betrays leftist hypocrisy

June 13, 2017

Broadway incites presidential assassination, mob cheers

In a bizarre mockery of President Trump passing itself off as a highbrow production of Julius Caesar, the assassination scene is the main impetus. If this is public theater, it has sunken to a new low. Even the reviewer called the production “genuinely frightening.”

We live in dangerous times in an increasingly polarized nation. Donald Trump was elected by a majority of Americans who were demoralized following eight years of far leftist governance by Barack Obama.  Imagine if conservatives controlled the entertainment venues of Broadway, Hollywood and the majority of what comes directly into our homes via television — filled with biased news and vicious deceit passing itself off as comedy.  Obama and his family who were revered by the celebrity clique, would still never be treated in such a repulsive manner.

Some of Julius Caesar sponsors have pulled their funding. They all should have. Presidential assignations are no joke. Four U.S. Presidents have been killed, two others were wounded,  surviving attempts on their lives.

The same elites who consider the stabbing of our president entertainment, celebrating it as a free speech issue, go mysteriously silent when universities — where free speech should flourish — stage raucous protests to repress it when it conflicts with their liberal views. They remain silent when conservative speakers with whom they disagree are shut down or uninvited.

North Korea’s unstable leader is threatening to nuke New York. Terrorism in the United States and Western Europe has reached epic heights resulting in the murders and maiming of ordinary people going about their lives. Instead of pulling together in a united effort to defeat evil, we are increasingly inundated with those who appallingly find it appealing.

Freedom of speech is enshrined in our Constitution. It once had its limits. Schenck v. United States, decided in 1919, is notable for Supreme Court Justice Oliver Holmes writing “the most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man falsely shouting fire in a theater and causing a panic.” It was overturned in 1969 by the infamous Warren Court.


Jeff Flake: The face of hypocrisy lies through his capped teeth

June 10, 2017

Jeff Flake’s ongoing sabotage of President Trump’s agenda takes a back seat to campaign trickery

Did you get the latest missive from Sen. Jeff Flake? It’s titled,“More work to be done.” Showing no loyalty, he immediately attacks Barack Obama, his former traveling chum whom he accompanied on trips to Kenya and  Cuba and his frequent basketball playing buddy saying: 

“After eight years of government expansion through President Obama’s use of executive orders, we are working around the clock to make the government smaller.”

What a transformation. Of course his change of heart like others we’ve exposed, are election driven. That’s who Flake is. Our readers will remember that Jeff Flake’s mantra is “the beauty of a six-year term” is that voters have short memories.

Next, using the royal “we,” he compliments President Trump — the same man he saidcan’t win and shouldn’t win” the presidency —  and he would not vote for. Flake says:

“These first six months of a Republican government have been a good start: we’re slashing federal regulations, we confirmed a conservative Justice, and we passed legislation to reform the VA and provide better care for our vets.”

Utterly amazing! Deceiver Flake takes credit for “confirming a conservative justice” when he actively promoted Democrat Merrick Garland, Obama’s lame duck nominee to replace conservative Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Flake also claims to have been integral to “reforming the VA and providing better care for our vets.” This claim is infuriating. Jeff Flake and John McCain allegedly represent Arizona, the heart of the disgraceful VA hospital scandal that left veterans dying as they waited months and years for care that never came or came too late, while administrators received hefty raises.

Then comes the astonishing closer as he asks for campaign donations:

“There’s more to be done, but while my focus is on getting America back on track, I’m engaged in one of the top Senate races in the country. I’m committed to a second term because our state needs a conservative vote—not a liberal one.” He adds, “Help lay the campaign’s grassroots foundation by donating whatever you can right now.”

This donation plea for a second 6-year term after spending 5 terms in the U.S. House, reneging on his 2000 promise to term limit himself to three two-year terms. When called out on his pretense, he smirked and said, “I lied.”

Donate so he can give us more of this?

Jeff Flake doesn’t mention his longstanding commitment to amnesty for illegal invaders since that issue is more incendiary than he wants to take on during a sure to be tough campaign cycle. If he’s reelected, count on him to do what he previously did the day after the votes were counted — he and McCain unveiled their ‘Gang of Eight’ amnesty scheme with the most liberal Democrats and two other Republicrats.

Flake inadvertently shows some integrity when he states, “We need change.” He‘s right. We need to vote for the proven conservative, Dr. Kelli Ward for U.S. Senate.

This is Jeff Flake. He’s number four in this infamous lineup.