Memo to Grant Woods: Grant us a break

September 29, 2016

The Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic highlights news that is stale — as in years old. The headline, “Former GOP AG Grant Woods endorses Clinton for president,” is a case in point.

Dan Nowicki, John McCain’s unfailingly fawning assigned reporter, describes Woods as “a moderate-to-liberal Republican,” unaware that a liberal Republican is actually a Democrat. Nowicki has spent so much time groveling at McCain’s two left feet, that he doesn’t have that depth of awareness.  There just ain’t such a thang, Dan. McCain is proof positive.

Woods’ endorsement is contrived news.  The only reason McCain’s former Chief of Staff rates coverage at all is due to the fact that has learned he can generate attention by remaining a registered Republican while supporting Democrats. In 2002 he toyed with the idea of switching  parties, but like a spoiled child seeking attention, he knows such a move would render him flaccid as an attraction. He was prominently displayed on Republicans for Janet, during Napolitano’s 2006 gubernatorial campaign and endorsed Democrats Terry Goddard and Felecia Rotellini for AZ Attorney General in two separate races. Leftist Harry Mitchell was Grant Wood’s pick for Congress. 

 Grant Woods is a show boater. This is who Woods is.  It’s how he thinks. It isn’t news.

Check out the 4th briefing in the ongoing seriesNever McCain.” This latest video is titled, “His voting record.” Each new video will appear on the “Never McCain” page.


Jarrett Maupin sinks ever lower in quest to achieve notoriety

September 25, 2016

Some people aspire to heights thought to be beyond their reach. Undeterred, they work diligently to attain their ambitions. It’s inspiring to see the results of their efforts, achieved through a combination of unrelenting resolve, effort and determination. Observing such people achieve their goals, plants the seeds for success in others.

Then there’s Jarrett Maupin, a never-was and likely never-will-be. In his teens, he emulated the notorious Al Sharpton, even placing the word “Reverend” before his name though he attended no theological institution.  Sharpton, it will be remembered represented Tawana Brawley on false rape claims against four New York men including an assistant District Attorney and a police officer. The hoax was a major story in 1987 potentially ruining the lives of innocent men.

In November 2008, Maupin, then 21, was arrested for filing a false report. The previous year he ran against Mayor Phil Gordon but was bumped from the race after the County Clerk’s Office determined that nearly 185 of the nominating petition signatures needed to assure Maupin’s spot on the ballot were collected by convicted felons, invalidating them.

In retaliation, Maupin lied to Maricopa County Sheriff’s investigators and the FBI presenting them with a list of witnesses who had supposedly seen video evidence of Mayor Gordon committing sex crimes with a child. Five investigators were assigned to the case and spent eight months conducting an investigation,

But when detectives interviewed the so-called witnesses, all denied knowledge of any criminal activity by Gordon and any evidence that would support Maupin’s vicious and baseless allegations. According to this report in the local newspaper, Maupin faced 6 months in jail and a fine of up to $2,500, but got off easy with five years probation and 75 hours of community service.  Later in 2011, the contemptible Maupin served time in federal custody for violating the terms of his probation in the 2009 conviction, and was given 36 months of supervised probation upon release — another slap on the wrist.

Another example of Maupin’s race baiting tactics occurred in the 2013 Phoenix City Council race, where he used vicious racial slurs against a Democrat female candidate who had the temerity to run for a council seat though not black. She won despite his attacks.

These days Maupin, the self-declared, jobless “civil rights activist” is trying to capitalize on the aggressive behavior of the Black Lives Matter goons who are creating havoc in cities across the U.S. falsely alleging widespread institutionalized police brutality. In July he tied up rush hour traffic at 24th Street and Camelback. Police thwarted his threats to block Interstate 10 in Phoenix.

His latest gambit is scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday, with protesters blocking the Mill Ave. Bridge in Tempe. He refers to this planned debacle as “Blockade on the Bridge: Moral Monday Action.”

It’s safe to say, Jarrett Maupin wouldn’t recognize moral actions if they sat on his now-shaved head. 


Jeff Flake sinking like a rock preceding reelection

September 20, 2016

Squish Republicrat Jeff Flake losing support

Just days ago, the Arizona Republic, slickly adept at skewing the news to fit its own agenda, had to admit — and on Page One, no less — that Jeff Flake is in trouble with Arizona voters.

The anorexic newspaper, only 26 pages two days running, excluding the throwaway USAToday, but including the full-page hearing aid ads for its aging demographic readership, conceded that its own poll showed McCain’s freshman underling at a bottom dragging 35 percent favorability rating as he gears up his reelection campaign.

Flake’s 2012 path to the senate was not a cake walk. It took enormous effort on the part of then-retiring Sen. Jon Kyl, and his seatmate John McCain to pull Flake over the finish line. Although the duo appeared in numerous pro-Flake ads, Flake barely beat U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona.  Appointed to the nation’s Top Doc post by Pres. George W. Bush, Vice Admiral Carmona, M.D. lost by just 3 percentage points. Carmona possessed credentials — military, law enforcement and medical — lobbyist-turned U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake could only dream of.

Flake has an ego far exceeding his abilities. Given to highlighting his hair, posting shirtless pics of himself and effecting a mindless smirk, he is also adept at obscuring the truth as it suits him.

This reprehensible election gimmick involving robo calls directing voters to the wrong polling places came from Flake’s 2012 senate campaign was revealed by TV12.

Regardless of which side of Second Amendment freedoms you come down on, Flake inexcusably lied to the mother of an Aurora, Colorado theater shooting victim, who had contacted him regarding background checks. She called Flake a “coward.”

The Arizona Republic, dismayed at his facility for facileness also editorially called him out as a “coward” on the same issue.

When Flake glibly backtracked on his long held amnesty for illegals stance on which he has repeatedly partnered  with liberal Illinois congressman Luis Gutierrez, the newspaper excoriated him in another editorial, saying he was “no longer a statesman,“ merely “a politician.”

The left-leaning editorial board need not have come unglued. His latest view was merely one of political expediency. Once the former House member was elected to the Senate, he joined with his mentor McCain to form the Gang of Eight, enlisting some of the most liberal senators and a couple of like-thinking RINOs to once again push  for amnesty for illegals.

“In the past I have supported a broad approach to immigration reform, increased border security coupled with a temporary worker program. I no longer do,” the slippery candidate Flake previously declared. “I’ve been down that road, and it is a dead end.”

This July post,So you think you know Jeff Flake? Think again” remains popular as does this August posting “Jeff Flake’s deceit exceeded only by his arrogance.”  They will help explain why Jeff Flake is the most unpopular senator in the nation, as reported by azfamily TV 3.


Arizona Republic headlines prove newspaper’s a joke

September 8, 2016

Headline: Poll suggests many voters dislike Arpaio

A poll can “suggest” the moon is made of bleu cheese. The fact remains Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio maintains immense levels of popularity, as evidenced by his definitive Aug. 30 victory over his primary opponent, Dan Saban.  Joe Arpaio hammered Saban 65.40% to 26.88%. In raw numbers, Republican Arpaio carried 226, 640 votes to party-switching Saban’s 93,136. Two lesser candidates shared 7+% between them. In the General Election, problem-plagued Democrat Paul Penzone is back for anther insignificant nibble at the sheriff’s ankles. But Penzone’s unopposed primary exposed him as falling far short of the mark as Arpaio outpaced him by nearly 50,000 votes, despite three challengers.

Headline: Flake: “I’ll speak out until Trump changes tone.”

Arizona’s arrogant amnesty-bent junior senator Jeff Flake has been busying himself making the rounds of Sunday morning interview shows denouncing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Flake‘s making a pathetic spectacle of himself and engendering massive pushback from his fellow Republicans, who are embarrassed by his showboating obstinacy. After reneging on his own pledge to term limit himself while in the U.S. House, smirking as he blatantly admitted, “I lied,” he ran for the Senate and won by a mere 3 percentage points —- even with Sens. McCain and Kyl going the max to shoehorn him into Kyl’s seat. If the aptly named Flake thinks Trump will transform his campaign to conform to his whims, Flake must be smoking something that’s still illegal in Arizona.  Flake appears to have forgotten that Donald Trump won the GOP nomination over 16 other candidates.

These selections are just two of a multitude of such farcical headlines, which provide clear evidence of the radically leftward stance of the Arizona Republic, attempting to be calculatingly deceptive, though missing the mark by a mile — and insulting its ever dwindling readership in the process.


Jeff Flake: AZ’s aptly named senator endorses Hillary

September 5, 2016

Republicans should commit rogue Flake’s words to memory: “I don’t expect that I will be able to support him [Trump] in November….I just don’t see how I can.”

Republicrat Jeff Flake appeared on CBS News’ “Face the Nation (video) with host John Dickerson Sunday morning — slamming Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Then slamming him again.  And a few times more, for good measure.

DICKERSON: You talked about the tone and tenor of his campaign. We have had this conversation, you and I, before. Since then, Donald Trump has made a bit of a pivot. He said he regretted some things. He’s tried to change his position on the undocumented workers. He’s also kind of layered over his view about not allowing new Muslim immigration. Have any of those moves done anything to change your thinking about him as a president?

FLAKE: Well, I would like to see him stick with some of those positions for awhile. The ban on Muslims, he does seem to have walked back. He’s talking more about regions or visa vetting process. That seems to be better. I’m glad to see that. With regard to immigration, he pivots, and then pivots right back, so it’s kind of a 360-degree pivot at times. So, I would like to see a firm position that he sticks with for awhile. And, obviously, I would like to see it a more realistic position in dealing with those who are here illegally now.

DICKERSON: You have said a version of that before. Given how long you have held this position, aren’t you really at a point of no return in terms of ever supporting him?

FLAKE: Well, it becomes increasingly difficult to see that he’s going to change. So, I don’t expect that I will be able to support him in November. I would like to, but he’s the Republican nominee. I just don’t see how I can.

DICKERSON: And you have advised other Republican senators running, including John McCain in your state, to distance themselves from Donald Trump. John McCain in an ad appears to be doing that, saying he will be a check against Hillary Clinton. Is he taking your advice?

FLAKE: No, I wouldn’t suggest he’s taking my advice, but he’s doing what I think Republicans need to do. If we want the future of our party to be what it needs to be, we can’t associate with this kind of message and certainly with this kind of tone and the rhetoric that’s being used. Long term, I think that drives away young voters. It certainly drives away a lot of people in the minority community that we’re going to need moving ahead. So, I think John McCain and others are doing exactly what they need to do.

DICKERSON: Hillary Clinton has been saying that Donald Trump is not a part of the Republican Party. She’s been saying there are Republicans who are not like him. Does actually help Republicans who are trying to win in the same year he’s running as president?

FLAKE: It probably does for anybody to say that. For people to be reminded that this is not what the party stands for, I think, is a good thing. I wish more Republicans would say that as well, but if Hillary Clinton wants to say it, I’m glad people — voters are being reminded of it anyway.

This is a transcript of the full exchange between Flake and host John Dickerson. The interview follows Chris Christy‘s interview.

We have previously posted these articles that corroborate the CBS interview: 

July 3, 2016:   So you think you know Jeff Flake? Think again.

July 11, 2016:  Jeff Flake bungles parenting, yet tries to reprimand Trump

July 17, 2016:  Schlafly: Trump treated with hostility; Flake leads the pack

July 31, 2016:  Supporting Hillary? It’s in the McCain gene pool

July 24, 2016:  Jeff Flake, John & Meghan McCain: In the tank for Hillary

Aug. 25, 2016: Jeff Flake’s deceit exceeded only by his arrogance


AZ Primary Election: The numbers are a’changin’

September 4, 2016

Elected Precinct Committeemen are under siege again

The ponderous Primary Election count has continued long past Tuesday. Winners become losers and losers, winners as the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office processes thousands of mail-in and provisional ballots.

Congressional District 5 candidate Christine Jones, earlier considered the victor, appears to have lost by 9 votes — 29.47% to 29.48%  to former state Senate President Andy Biggs in the final tabulation early Saturday. Jones has already assembled a team of lawyers and election experts to mount a challenge to the updated numbers.

Even County Recorder Helen Purcell, who oversees elections, is not immune to the vagaries of ballot counting. She has also watched as her political light dimmed and brightened, first being declared the runner-up to challenger Aaron Flannery and then called as the winner by 185 votes— or 50.03% to his 49.97% — at the last count — Saturday 2:03 am.

All of the vote totals can be seen here.

Recounts, as spelled out in Arizona Revised Statutes, Title 16, Chapter 4, Article 12, are sure to be in the future.

If you ran for election as a precinct committeeman, your wait will be even longer. The final tabulation won’t be available until the proverbial cows come home — probably Wednesday Sept. 7. The elections take on larger significance since longtime PCs, the unpaid, grassroots workers of the political parties are once again having an elbow thrust in their gut, as the GOPe (establishment) is working with Team McCain to oust McCain disloyalists — real or imagined— from the party ranks. Concerted efforts include purposely overfilling the allotted number of committeemen allowed in each precinct and then either mailing out or hand delivering cards to households with the names comprising a “conservative slate.”  The maneuver is intended to aid the establishment by knocking actual conservatives off the roster. The fact that these are loyal Republican workers is of no consequence when it comes to the down in the weeds, devious schemes few would expect U.S. Senators to engage in.

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This is not a new phenomenon. Former Sen. Jon Kyl engaged in these underhanded tactics in 2012. As we pointed out at that time, the precinct committeemen elections are crucial since it is the elected precinct committeemen who elect the party leadership. Having conservatives in these posts hinders the efforts to have malleable stooges voted in to do the biding of the Republicrat honchos, who invariably push for amnesty immediately after they are reelected.

After McCain was censured by elected state committeemen at the 2014 annual Statutory Meeting of the State Committee of the Arizona Republican Party, he undertook a mission to replace conservatives. His scheming with out-of-state Obama donors made the national news. Read about his tyrannical tactics in Front Page mag, Breitbart. and POLITICO.


Latest AZ polling: McCain, Dr. Kelli Ward in dead heat

August 30, 2016

Breitbart reports the good news as we greet this Primary Election day. According to the latest polling from Breitbart News Network and Gravis Marketing, John McCain, who celebrated his 80th birthday Monday and is running for a sixth six-year term, is in a statistical dead heat with challenger, Dr. Kelli Ward, a family practice physician and former state senator. 

The Arizona U.S. Senate GOP primary poll was conducted August 27, and included a wide sampling of 780 likely Republican primary voters. The survey has a margin of error of 3.4 percent, which is essentially the margin by which McCain holds a razor-thin lead. The remaining wild cards are the still “undecided” voters who comprise 23 percent of the electorate. With such a stark difference between the vibrant, knowledgeable and conservative Kelli Ward and the gaffe-prone senior senator who favors amnesty for illegals, though he lies about it preceding each election, it’s a surprise “undecideds” exist.

Vote!  Offer to  take a neighbor to the polls.  Dr. Kelli Ward has put herself and her family through the McCain wood chipper as she campaigned around the state to give us a choice. Let’s take it!