Kate Brophy McGee “grateful” for Dem endorsers

October 14, 2018

District 28 Republicans are shaking their heads in dismay over the report that Kate Brophy McGee, running for reelection to the state senate, is emulating leftist former Gov. Janet Napolitano —- albeit in reverse.

Arizonans will remember the contemptible list of GOP turncoats who affixed their names to the Republicans for Janet roster in 2006. (Click to enlarge.) The list was rife with McCain activists, including Grant Woods, John McCain’s former chief of staff, who chose the liberal over conservative Len Munsil, heading the Republican ticket. Woods, an iffy Republican who has yet to follow through on his threat to leave the GOP, is notorious for endorsing Democrats and has even cut a televised ad in support of crude and deceitful Kyrsten Sinema over Republican U.S. Rep. Martha McSally running for an open U.S. Senate seat.

Now Kate Brophy McGee is following Napolitano’s lead flaunting her far-left Democrat supporters led by Janice Miano, Art Othon, and John Whiteman who are co-chairing ‘Democrats for Kate.’  In their announcement, they heap praise on her, saying, “Kate does what is right for Arizonans. She isn’t held hostage by party politics.”

The question Republicans in Legislative District 28 — encompassing North Central Phoenix, Biltmore, Arcadia and Paradise Valley — should pose to Kate Brophy McGee is, if you and your liberal friends find the politics of the party under whose banner you have chosen to run since 2010 has held you hostage, why didn’t you run as a Democrat? Her treasured leftists refer to her as “fearless,” inferring that throwing the GOP Platform to the winds is liberating.

In response to the liberal embrace, Kate Brophy McGee gushed, “I’m so grateful for the support of Janice, Art, and John. The issues I fight for — education, small businesses, and public safety — transcend party lines. I’m honored to have these great Democratic leaders supporting my campaign.”  

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Latest lunacy from the left invades news, ASU

October 7, 2018

We read the AZ Republic so you don’t have to

The Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic newspaper appears to be on a quest to outdo its own excesses.

First, a bit of levity which is deserving of being called, “a good for a laugh” headline:

“As Sen. Jeff Flake stokes White House speculation, his political brand seems in tatters.”

No kidding? Flake is not running for reelection to his single term senate post due to 18% approval ratings, no doubt exacerbated by his relentless brutalization of President Donald Trump. As Trump’s numbers continue to soar, Flake’s have tanked. If he can’t generate support in his home state, it’s unlikely he’d fare better elsewhere, though he’s irrationally been to the primary battleground state of New Hampshire twice recently.

On Saturday, as the Supreme Court confirmation vote was taken, one of the radical hooligans in the senate gallery yelled out, calling Jeff Flake, “a coward.” These are the same people he has actively courted, and are now turning on him. No wonder his eyebrows are down-turned and his perpetual smirk has been replaced by the pained look of a man with inflamed hemorrhoids.

Moving right along, we’ll give you a front page headline under a photo of a person resembling the newspaper’s editorial page editor, Phil Boas, though sporting long hair. You’ll remember him as the man responsible for overseeing the in-tandem opinion pieces — some masquerading as reports — persistently hammering and working double-time to remove Sheriff Joe Arpaio from the elected office he held for an unprecedented six four-year terms. Arpaio is Boas’ father-in-law.

But, no. The photo is not Boas, but a person named Natalie Diaz. Below the photo is this headline: “ASU poet gets MacArthur ‘genius’ grant, worth $625 K.”

Turns out the “genius” is “one of only 25 people nationwide to receive such a bounty. And what sets this poet who works in the ASU English Department apart from the academic herd?  According to the report, “Her poetry draws on her experiences as a Mojave American and Latina to challenge the mythological and cultural touchstones underlying American Society.” There’s even more that makes Diaz so deserving of the prize money.

In addition to Latina, Diaz self identifies as ‘queer and indigenous” expressing hope “to offer visibility to queer people and show how they have been hurt and erased. Also how they deserve and express love.”

If you thought the English Department was a safe space for your college students, think again. There is probably an assignment on “Toxic Masculinity,“ which is actually being considered as a course for integration into Minnesota kindergartens.

 The Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a “philanthropic” organization with assets of approximately $7 billion that supports the promotion of leftist causes such as “over incarceration, global warming and nuclear risk,” as it “continues its historic commitments to the role of journalism in a responsible and responsive democracy.”

Get it?


Will Jeff Flake’s flawed sons face future backlash from Dad’s hypocrisy? & UPDATE

September 29, 2018

Jeff Flake, a father of five, has a couple of sons who have made the news for being less than stellar. He obviously wasn’t thinking of them 36 years in the future as their careers could hang in the balance and their lives be all but destroyed by claims made against them.

Yet in siding with a united bloc of Democrats as the swing Republicrat, that is exactly what he is consenting to. The difference is, in his son’s cases the claims would not be unsubstantiated. It would be hoped that in the intervening years they would have matured and been worthy of having their pasts put in the past.

Austin Flake, a BYU college student and his then-wife Logan, were left in charge of her parent’s kennel while they were out of state. The young Flakes were responsible for the agonizing, heat-related suffocation deaths of nearly two dozen family pets, through their inattention and callous disregard. The dogs were packed together in a steamy utility room, lacking air-conditioning and without food or water in the midst of Phoenix’ triple digit summer temperatures.

Originally indicted by a grand jury, the Flakes served no time, but her vacationing parents did. It’s good to have a well-connected Dad.

Jeff Flake accused GOP presidential candidate Trump of racism for stating his intent to build a wall along our southern border and calling for a moratorium on unable-to-be-vetted refugees from terror sponsoring nations. Trump understood that his first obligation is ensuring the safety and security of America’s citizens.

When it comes to racism and Flake, his son Tanner was the indisputable champion offender. In 2013 teenage Tanner was the subject of our post “Generational Flakes.” The younger Flake was also exposed on Buzzfeed for his online spew of vile anti-black and Hispanic, anti-Semitic, and homophobic slurs. Daddy pathetically apologized for him, teaching him nothing about accepting responsibility or the concept of remorse.

On July 9, 2018 President Trump nominated federal appellate court judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court. He had previously been vetted six times for top-level posts he’s held in the White House and on the bench. His record was exemplary and he won the praise of colleagues. The married father of two young daughters was regarded as above reproach.

There were only two problems. First and foremost, he was nominated by President Trump, despised by Democrats, Flake and his mentor McCain, for having soundly defeated scandal-plagued Hillary Clinton, whom the two Arizona senators supported. Additionally, Kavanaugh would be the second Republican justice Trump would name to the high court — a bridge too far for the Left.

The plan to destroy Judge Kavanaugh was clear from Day One. They also intended to hobble the president until after the midterm elections when they dream of reclaiming the majority in the House and Senate and denying him any confirmations of nominees for the entirety of his term.

Inept Flake, on his way out the political door due to 18% approval ratings, has finally attained a level of renown which has been beyond his grasp. He found it by being the pivotal Republican the Dems can count on to carry their polluted water — another delaying tactic calling for an FBI investigation of Judge Kavanaugh.

This is how conservative commentator Candace Owens characterizes Jeff Flake:

Jeff Flake relishes being the center of attention, even when his cause is wrong.

 

True to form, the left-wing Arizona Republic distorter of facts provides Page One and lengthy jump page coverage to Jeff Flake, a bogus Republican it can support, in today’s Sunday edition.

The headline would be comical if not so steeped in deception: “Flake is pulled into spotlight he doesn’t want.” The fallacious report describes attention-seeking Flake as a Republican in the mold of Ronald Reagan and Barry Goldwater (fact-filled 2015 exposé you should read).

Although Reagan, an actual conservative, supported Goldwater’s 1964 presidential bid, the differences between the two became magnified with the passage of time.

Flake is no Reagan. Deception reigns supreme at the Arizona newspaper.


Grant Woods threatens reprising McCain

September 25, 2018

The Arizona Republic newspaper has gotten lazy. Subscriptions waned as former readers wearied of having their intelligence insulted with a constant barrage of regurgitated, spleen venting leftism. The newspaper’s Trump haters, unified in their vitriol, band together in a daily choreographed frenzy — armed with honed word swords with which to annihilate their conservative enemies. Between the editorial page doyens, the columnists and political cartoonist, the obliteration of foes takes primacy.

John McCain remains a deity to which all employees knees bend in supplication. Though his three-day funeral came to an end, his presence is still felt. The latest manifestation is a 13 x 6 inch, halftone screen, shadowy head and shoulder shot of the now deceased senator, grinning. And what is worthy of the toothy smile, eerie, though it is?

Nothing less than the first of two pages, written by Grant Woods, his first chief of staff when McCain was a one-termer in the U.S. House nearly four decades ago. Woods later was elected Arizona Attorney General.

Still bombastic, the Medicare eligible Woods has nary a gray hair on his Oxford Brown shoe polish toned head. The self-aggrandizing Woods writes a “My Turn” column titled, “Why McCain’s death might convince me to run for Senate (just not as a Republican).”

“If I believe our country is in perilous times, what is my responsibility as a citizen to do something about it? I have to do more, that much is clear,” he writes. “But does that mean I have to run for office again, this time for my mentor John McCain’s seat in the U.S. Senate? Maybe it does. I have the option of running as an Independent.  It suit me and would be a lot of fun.”

His sole practice law firm website is also replete with braggadocio. Former public defender Woods pompously refers to himself as, “one of Arizona’s most acclaimed and successful lawyers,” calling his own career “legendary.” Normally such glowing accolades are bestowed by fans, but Grant Woods has no fan that matches the guy he sees in the mirror each morning. 

For GOP squish Woods to threaten to run as anything but a Republican is no threat at all.  For years he has garnered publicity using this same maneuver. He’s publicly endorsed numerous Democrats from Hillary Clinton to liberal Dems Terry Goddard and Felecia Rotellini for AZ Attorney General in two separate races. Leftist Harry Mitchell was Grant Wood’s pick for Congress. His name was prominently displayed on the list of Republicans for Janet Napolitano, (click to enlarge) the worst Arizona governor in memory, who later abandoned her post to join the Obama administration.

Invariably on the wrong side of issues, Woods prosecuted U.S. Border patrol agent Nicholas Corbett, charging him with second-degree murder, manslaughter and negligent homicide in the fatal shooting of an illegal alien during a border altercation. Corbett, who maintained he acted in self-defense, was tried twice, with both cases resulting in hung juries as Woods did not prove the case.

The thought of this Democrat-endorsing, McCain clone trying to resurrect the now buried Republicrat is chilling — even in Arizona where the September temperatures are still in the triple digits.


Video exposes reality of anti-Trump deep state

September 21, 2018

Boldly stating, “it’s impossible to fire federal employees,“ Stuart Karaffa, a State Department management and systems analyst, gloats about being part of “the resistance,” and using his position to facilitate his efforts. Previously he worked within the Department of Defense.

Longtime readers of SRAZ are familiar with James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas undercover investigative videos. He has exposed everything from election fraud to abortionists with M.D.s following their names negotiating the highest price for body parts of human babies they have killed. One, casually sipping wine over lunch, laughingly declares, she “wants a Lamborghini.”

This latest release focuses on the hidden face of the resistance inside the executive branch of our government. Wearing a suit and tie is where the pretense of respectability stops. Karaffa, a career “civil servant,” and others like him, are hard at work subverting our democracy. He is taped admitting he’s there to work not for American taxpaying citizens but the Democratic Socialists of America. This past year he was listed as the primary contact for the DSA’s Get-Out-The-Vote effort in Virginia, a violation of the Hatch Act, This radical goon’s swaggering braggadocio should be enough to show him that federal employees can, indeed — at the very least — be fired. 

Read the Project Veritas report,Deep State Unmasked: State Department on Hidden Cam, “Resist Everything,” “I Have Nothing to Lose.” The arrow in the lower left corner of the screen activates the video.


Flake “uncomfortable” voting for Kavanaugh

September 20, 2018

Jeff Flake is nearly out the senate door. Bottom-dragging 18% approval ratings convinced him not to risk the embarrassment of an unceremonious ouster. Still the showboater cannot bear to let the spotlight dim on him a moment too soon.  He preens and struts as he takes all too personally the words of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas:

“Do not go gentle into that good night…Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”

Flake’s latest gambit is contorting himself into a deciding vote in the confirmation of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who has been vetted six times for key positions in the White House and on the federal bench. He is highly regarded as a man of unquestionable integrity and a brilliant jurist — serving since 2006 as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Tennessee Republicrat Bob Corker, also retiring from the senate, is playing the same contemptible game as Flake. With the slim GOP majority, their votes are needed to confirm.  In a similar manner to Trump-hating Flake, Corker demeaned Trump supporters as “cultish.” 

The bottom line is these two vengeful men have no constituencies to answer to and would like to go “into that good night, raging” — against Pres. Trump.  If a reputable man — Judge Kavanaugh — suddenly accused of an assault as a 17-year old, nearly 4 decades ago, is collateral damage, so be it. 

His accuser, a leftist professor, who never previously came forward, initially requested anonymity.  Now self-identified, she demurs on appearing before the senate to confront Kavanaugh. She has said her recollection of the alleged incident is foggy, not remembering where or when it took place.  Others dispute her newfound memory. She and her Democrat strategists are now demanding an FBI investigation be undertaken, though the supposed incident occurred 36 years ago and there is no evidence to investigate.

Know this: Judge Kavanaugh is not the issue.  This is a solely political contrivance to  keep the confirmation from taking place before the midterm elections. The Dems and their willing cohorts Flake and Corker are hoping for a Democrat majority that will deny the president his constitutional right to make Supreme Court appointments.

Although we imagine he’ll be hired by CNN or MSNBC as a GOP turncoat spewing his unique brand of hatred, if Flake returns to his gated community Mesa home, he should be shunned when he ventures out among the community’s mere mortals.


Jeff Flake’s predictably outrageous oratorical spew

September 14, 2018

During a senate floor speech, in a fit of pompous presumptuousness — on which nearly out-the-door Jeff Flake has cornered the market — he uses the phrase, “At the risk of being presumptuous.”  This serves as the first clue that the Trump-bashing, low intellect Republican poser is off on another insufferable tirade aimed at President Trump. Breitbart carries a partial transcript of his Wednesday speech in which he called on his GOP colleagues to speak out against President Donald Trump’s threats to “democratic institutions,” adding, “if we say nothing then we’ve become accomplices with the destruction of these democratic norms.” If you’re inclined to read it, do so on an empty stomach.

This has been the modus operandi of lame-duck Flake, who opted not to run for a second senate term when state-wide polling showed him with a feeble 18 percent approval rating. No doubt the arrogant Flake initially thought his eyes were deceiving him and the numbers were a transposed 81 percent. His staff should have let him labor under that misguided notion. It would have been entertaining to see him kicked to the curb rather than hightailing it.

Flake, a man with no constituency, is relegated to saber-rattling at the man who stunningly achieved what Flake’s McMentor tried and failed at twice.

President Trump is unconventional, a trait that resonated with the Americans who put him in office. He is also an accomplished businessman who has brought his unique perspective, negotiating skills and ingenuity directly to the American people, lowering taxes, while creating the best economy and job market in decades. The president is a respected no-nonsense leader on the world stage opening unprecedented dialogues on denuclearization with Chinese and North Korean despots.

Outside of a career swilling at the public trough, Flake was a registered foreign agent for an African uranium mining company with ties to Iran, a fact he tried to conceal when initially running for the U.S. House of Representatives from his East Valley base.  Even then his word was worthless, as he reneged on his-self imposed term limit promise. When called out on his deception, he assumed his go-to absurd grin and told a rare truth, as he acknowledged, “I lied.”

Arizona deserves better than a preening, pathetic poseur with a mental acumen akin to the cattle grazing on his ancestral ranch in Northern Arizona. And like the livestock on that ranch, his crooked snout is always planted firmly in the trough of excessive egoism and self-indulgent posturing.

It’s tempting to dismiss Jeff Flake a “useful idiot,” but he is useful to no one — especially not the people of the Grand Canyon State.

Here’s the Flake caught on an open mic laughingly mocking the Republican party as “toast.” He got it wrong. It’s the not-so-slick trickster Flake who’s toast.