AZ GOP’s Jonathan Lines exposed as establishment trickster

April 18, 2017

Establishment syndicate’s building blocks carefully being put in place to aid Flake

We are happy to redirect our conservative readers to The Arizona Daily Independent’s Sunday cartoon and accompanying article, AZGOP Rules Of Order: Sunday’s Comic.

The folks at ADI not only got it right, but very right!  Be sure to read the linked article, Lines Picks Kenney For AZGOP Executive Director, Sparks Outrage. Duplicitous Robert Graham, Jonathan Lines immediate predecessor continues to pull the strings on his compliant, hand selected marionette.

Matthew Kenney’s new position as GOP Executive Director has but one goal in mind: Keeping Jeff Flake in the U.S. Senate.

Let’s review who Jeff Flake actually is:

Jeff Flake’s refusal to endorse Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was followed by his repeated declaration that he would not vote for Trump. In fact, he haughtily declared Trump “can’t and shouldn’t win.  Not voting for Trump put Flake firmly in Hillary Clinton’s column.

Flake has colluded with liberals on gun control

After meeting with Democrat Merrick Garland, Obama’s lame duck Supreme Court nominee, Jeff Flake tried to fast track him to the High Court.

Jeff Flake is a committed amnesty supporter who aligned with John McCain and a host of Democrats to orchestrate the Gang of Eight amnesty bill, which fortunately failed. As a member of the U.S. House, Flake labored tirelessly alongside Illinois radical leftist Luis Gutierrez promoting amnesty to “turn more red states blue.“  Then his staunch amnesty position wobbled so dramatically approaching a tough Primary, the Arizona Republic declared he was no longer a statesman, but a mere “politician.” They needn’t have worried. He did a switcheroo immediately after the votes were counted and was back on his amnesty perch.

Flake has no core. Prior to his political career, Flake worked as a lobbyist and registered foreign agent for Rossing Uranium — one of the world’s largest suppliers of nuclear fuel —. which operates a mine in the African country of Namibia where Flake did his LDS mission. Flake earned a substantial salary opening doors in D.C. and promoting the firm which had deep financial ties to Iran.

In 2012 exhibiting pretzel-like repositioning on Iran, Flake was running to replace the retiring Jon Kyl. The League of Conservation Voters Victory Fund and Majority PAC launched an $800,000 television ad campaign outlining the risks of sending former uranium mining lobbyist Jeff Flake to the Senate.

Facts are stubborn things. Even the slippery Jeff Flake can’t hide from them. Arizona voters can’t risk returning Jeff Flake to the U.S. Senate. Fortunately, we have an excellent candidate in Dr. Kelli Ward, a physician, military wife, and former two-term state senator who spent 4 years burnishing her conservative credentials in the Arizona legislature.

Check out Jeff Flake‘s bottom dragging Liberty Score on Conservative Review. He has also been ranked as themost unpopular senator in the nation,” as reported by AZFamily.com, Channel 3.

 


AZ U.S. Reps. Franks, Gosar, Schweikert target of Ryan-linked hit ads

March 11, 2017

House Speaker Paul Ryan is committed to ramming through his health care plan, ostensibly repealing and replacing Obamacare as promised by presidential candidate Donald Trump — an issue that resonated with American voters and helped propel him into the White House.  But the American Health Care Act, frequently referred to as Ryancare or Obamacare Lite is receiving push back from congressional conservatives who charge it doesn’t make the necessary changes.

Enter the American Action Network. The group with close ties to establishment House Republicrats, including Speaker Paul Ryan, is airing $500,000 in a deceptive TV ad blitz in more than two dozen media markets, urging conservatives associated with the Freedom Caucus to support Ryan’s flawed health care legislation.

The group boasts this latest campaign brings AAN’s total spending to $8.5 million in over 75 congressional districts nationwide. The Center for Responsive Politics lists 2016 cycle donors to American Action Network.

The latest ads will target 30 Congressional District Representatives including three in Arizona: Paul Gosar (CD-4), David Schweikert (CD-6) and Trent Franks (CD-8).

Breitbart’s Matthew Boyle provides what under reasonable circumstances would be the implausible back story to this high level deception. Obviously these are not reasonable circumstances. Paul Ryan’s deception is grand scale.

We urge you to read Boyle’sHoneymoon Over: Speaker Paul Ryan Targets His Own Republicans, Not Democrats, with Ads on Health Care.”


Paul Ryan’s hyped Obamacare revamp is a farce

March 9, 2017

Conservative critics view bill as Obamacare-lite, but House Ways and Means Committee moves forward

When current House Speaker Paul Ryan became Mitt Romney’s running mate in the 2012 presidential election, few outside of his home state had heard of the Wisconsin congressman. Romney promoted Ryan as a numbers cruncher and policy wonk. Though the Republicrat ticket crashed and burned, Ryan’s aspirations did not. Although his 2016 support for Trump was tepid, Ryan shrewdly dropped the anti-Trump Romney when it became apparent the businessman was poised to win the GOP nomination.

As House Republicans rolled out their Obamacare replacement, Ryan’s calculated political caution was nowhere to be seen. Many of his conservative colleagues have expressed dissatisfaction with the legislation bearing the speaker’s personal stamp of approval.

Members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus have been vocal in their disapproval. An example is U.S. Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) who condemned the leadership bill in a two-word tweet: “Obamacare 2.0.” The full Freedom Caucus includes  over two dozen members of the 237 in the House Republican majority. If they voted as a bloc, they could sink the bill on their own. Arizona Congressmen Trent Franks (CD-8), Paul Gosar (CD-4) and David Schweikert (CD-6) are members of the group.

The Cato Institute’s Michael Cannon called the healthcare bill, “a train wreck waiting to happen. It is remarkable that they’ve produced a bill that is so out of touch with ACA opponents,” Cannon said. “The House Republican leadership bill does not replace Obamacare. It merely applies a new coat of paint to a building that Republicans themselves have already condemned.”

Edmund F. Haislmaier, a Senior Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation and an acknowledged expert and adviser in health care policy has written an analysis of the recently released draft House health care bill, “House Republican Health Care Bill Misses the Mark.”

The issue is complex, and putting a Band-Aid on Obamacare is the last thing the Republican controlled Congress should be considering. President Trump and Republican House and Senate majorities were elected in large part by citizens who believed their declarations of a full repeal of Obamacare, and their vows to replace it with free-market reforms.

But the rush is on. Step one, funding, was addressed by the House Ways and Means Committee this morning. This is the press release issued today by House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX). The bill was approved along party lines after debating the draft legislation nearly 18 hours. The full committee can be seen here.


Stand with Pres. Trump: Elect Kelli Ward AZ US Senator

February 13, 2017

Deceptive Jeff Flake falling in recent poll

Kelli Ward has an important message for Arizona conservatives. This newly released Political Marketing International poll shows Jeff Flake in a freefall as Kelli Ward continues to pick up support. 

We’ll cut to the chase.  Regardless of how he tries to reconfigure himself, anyone who has been paying even scant attention knows that Flake not only refused to endorse Republican Party nominee Donald Trump, but publicly declared he would not vote for him. That left Hillary Clinton, whether by omission, or the active act of casting a ballot for her, Jeff Flake’s choice for President of the United States.

Continually vacillating on issues of importance to Arizona voters, Jeff Flake is also rated as the most unpopular senator in the country, according to this Channel 3 AZ Family report.

Flake has come to represent what voters despise about Washington, D.C. A Libertarian, he initially sold himself to voters as a conservative since Libertarians don’t get elected. But with his increasingly leftist stances Jeff Flake has been weak on issues of major importance. He’s a reliable amnesty supporter, partnering with McCain and the most liberal senate Democrats. His close association with Barack Obama led him to waffle on the horrific Iran deal which imperils global security and places our ally Israel directly in the crosshairs of a nuclear Iran.  He has been intolerant toward conservatives, even suggesting apurge of those wanting to restrict immigration from terror sponsoring nations, a move reminiscent of McCain’s calculated attempts to oust conservatives from the Arizona Republican Party.

In the early 1990’s Jeff Flake worked as a Washington lobbyist for Rossing Uranium — one of the world’s largest suppliers of the nuclear fuel. He was registered as a foreign agent representing the company which operates a mine in Namibia.  Flake earned between $5,000 and $7,000 per month opening doors in the nation’s capital and promoting the firm with financial ties to Iran

Acquaint yourself with Dr. Kelli Ward’s impressive bio .Check out the strong principled stands that underscore her campaign.

Arizona Congressmen who were posed to take on McCain in previous elections mysteriously lost their enthusiasm and each in turn stepped aside.  In political circles, it’s known as the horse’s head in the bed. McCain operatives don’t have to place the bloody head of a massive stallion under the covers of a reckless challenger. But the message is given and received loud and clear.

Kelli Ward doesn’t fall into that category. She boldly took on the deeply entrenched John McCain, whose deep pockets were filled with lobbyist cash and outspent her 10 to 1, outrageously lying about her throughout the campaign.

Jeff Flake is concluding his first senate term and is vulnerable. He‘s proven his disregard for Arizona voters when he described “the beauty of a six-year term” alluding to what he hopes are our short-term memories.

It’s important to make a commitment to volunteer and donate to Kelli Ward’s campaign. It matters.


AZ newspaper’s new heroine: The Illegal alien

February 10, 2017

The Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) story had all of the elements that make for a tear-jerker. A mother who worked at a “fun park” deported. Crying teenage children — American citizens born to illegal Mexican national Guadalupe García de Rayos, 35.  An illegal alien husband, who did not want to be identified hovered about, but asserted, “Basically, we are Americans.” They both knew the key words to utter is that they were brought here before age 16. According to the report, she is merely in the country “without authorization.

The sympathetic Page One coverage included an above-the-fold half page head shot photo of Guadalupe, emerging from darkness with crosshatched wire “bars” dramatically superimposed across her face. The editorial team must have worked overtime to come up with this theatric.

The statement issued by ICE, acknowledges “Garcia has a prior felony conviction in Arizona for criminal impersonation, and was the subject of a court-issued removal order that became final in July 2013”  When she was arrested by Maricopa County Sheriff’s Deputies in 2008, she was using stolen documents including a social security number belonging to a Tucson man. She was finally deported this week.

Of course, rapidly mobilized and obviously unemployed protesters arrived on the scene like bees to honey. Illegals are their nectar.

Count on the reliable liberals to call her deportation a “tragedy and bigoted”  Democrat U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ CD 7) was quoted as saying, “Donald Trump is cruelly ripping a mother and a breadwinner away from her American citizen children. Instead of focusing on improving our economy or keeping Americans safe from real danger, the Trump administration’s policies are persecuting law-abiding members of the immigrant community.”

Not quite.  She’s a convicted felon. She and her children are reunited in Mexico.

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton referred to the detention and deportation of Garcia de Rayos as “a travesty.” He said it shows that Trump’s deportation policies make the country less safe.

Only if you’re here in violation of the law.

“Rather than tracking down violent criminals and drug dealers, ICE is spending its energy deporting a woman with two American children who has lived here for more than two decades and poses a threat to nobody,” Stanton said. Stanton, an announced candidate for Secretary of State, the frequent backdoor route to the governor’s office, is being pushed by extremists to officially designate Phoenix as a “sanctuary city.”

Mexico’s Leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador who previously lost twice to President Enrique Pena Nieto, is now leading in voter polls for next year’s election. He plans to visit Los Angeles on Sunday to talk with illegals about President Donald Trump’s “poisonous” rhetoric. According to Lopez Obrador, Trump has shown a “lack of respect for Mexico.” He added, “This campaign — because it is very poisonous — of xenophobia, of causing hate, must be confronted,” he said. “We Mexicans are being persecuted.”

Persecuted? Not by a long shot. And not if you stay home and stop illegally invading our country, Señor Lopez Obrador.


Newt solicits for McCain, omits key facts & Update

October 7, 2016

McCain finally out of the closet, seeking Democrat support as fed up Republicans abandon him

John McCain hardly qualifies as needy. Married to a major beer distributorship heiress he’s number 29 on  Roll Call’s Wealth of Congress Index. But that doesn’t keep Newt Gingrich from emerging from relative obscurity to beg on McCain’s behalf. “Send what you can,” we are told. Even $25 will help him in his fight to defeat U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick.

As an inducement, Newt says, “I have worked with John and watched him chair the Senate Armed Services Committee.”  Many will remember how chairman McCain insulted Delores Alfond who spent decades until her death seeking information about her MIA brother, records McCain has inexplicably kept “classified” and inaccessible.

Newt writes, “You may know Ann Kirkpatrick as a faithful servant of Barack Obama.” No doubt it slipped his mind that John McCain has been a frequent visitor to the Obama White House, assisting him in crafting his legacy. McCain’s senate protégé Jeff Flake is so tight with Obama that he traveled with him to Kenya and Cuba and regularly joins in a game of “hoops” with the Prez, but refuses to endorse the GOP presidential nominee, Donald Trump.

Newt again: “I know how hard John works for veterans, for the military, for our national security-and I know that John McCain is a national treasure.”

Few will forget the deplorable Veterans Administration scandal resulting in needless deaths of hundreds of vets erupted in Phoenix, under McCain‘s nose, within a short distance from “national treasure” McCain’s penthouse — one of the 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, or 11 homes he and Cindy ownHe’s not sure.

As to our nation’s security, McCain and Jeff Flake were the architects of the notorious Gang of Eight amnesty bill, crafted with a coalition of senate leftists and a couple of other RINOs — the aim of which was to normalize millions of illegal invaders.

Newt says: “We cannot afford to lose John McCain’s voice in the Senate. We need to fight back against the Democrats’ millions in Arizona and stand strong with John.”

Let’s not forget that “the voice we can’t afford to lose,” is the same one that lied with impunity, preposterously accusing his primary election challenger, physician and former state senator Dr. Kelli Ward, of having a “weak and dangerous record regarding Islamic terrorism.”  Even one as marginal as John McCain should comprehend that state legislators do not deal in matters of national security.  That’s McCain’s own purview in the U.S. Senate, where he has failed miserably.

“McCain’s voice,” so adored by Newt Gingrich, is also the one that has been integral to confirming Obama’s far left cabinet members and the most liberal federal judges. Republicans have every right to expect those of our own party elected to represent us in Congress will not collude with Democrats.  What good is electing someone who conveniently hauls out a Republican cloak when it’s beneficial, only to toss it aside and return to his mavericky ways after the ballots are counted?

McCain so disdains conservatives that he has worked overtime to have them purged from their elected precinct committeeman positions, using out-of-state Obama donors to accomplish the deed. PCs are unpaid party workers, dedicated to getting Republicans elected   McCain’s operatives, on his behalf, even tried working with the IRS to target conservatives for IRS scrutiny.

We can’t get worse from Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick and she is running on a term limits pledge.  McCain, now in his 80s is arrogantly running for another 6-year senate term. Haven’t you had enough?

Update-tag

Finally, John McCain has come out of the closet — launching Democrats for McCain. Back in 2006, the Republicans for Janet (Napolitano) website was rife with McCain surrogates and staffers. His border stroll with Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, declaring he was going tocomplete the dang fenceto keep out illegal criminals from Mexico doesn’t reach his intended audience this election. 


Establishment GOP targets conservative U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar

August 17, 2016

Truth takes a back seat when passing off RINOs as conservatives

It comes as a disappointment but not a surprise that Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar finds himself targeted for removal from office by the party elites, who are never inclined to back the  proven conservative when a malleable squish candidate is in the wings. Dr. Gosar, a dentist, was elected to Congress with no prior political experience but a burning desire to make a difference and challenge the D.C. status quo. He ably defeated Anne Kirkpatrick the incumbent liberal Democrat in his first election. His impressive list of ratings from conservative organizations follows his bio.

Roll Call exposes the shameful antics being used in an attempt to oust conservatives in general and Dr. Paul Gosar, in particular.

Politico reports that conservatives in the House say they are under siege.

“Absolutely, we’re being targeted, absolutely,” said Rep. Paul Gosar, a House Freedom Caucus member who’s seen a group called Right Way PAC drop $211,000 on negative radio ads and mailers (and promise more to come) ahead of his late-August primary. “Over and over again [this year], you see the same thing with them. Look, the Freedom Caucus hasn’t challenged anyone who’s a sitting member. We’ve only played in open seats, but isn’t that interesting that K Street and Wall Street are playing against members?

“This isn’t a game for this year, but a game for next year. This isn’t just a short game, this is a long game,” said Gosar, who’s still expected to win his primary

Richard Viguerie’s Conservative HQ titles it’s coverage of this establishment-led travesty, “Outing Ray Strauss, the Phony Conservative Running Against Rep. Paul Gosar in AZ-4.”  Regardless whether or not you live in CD 4 the information is crucial, since the anti-conservative tentacles could reach your district next.

Congressman Gosar has an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association and is the NRA endorsed candidate in the race, yet in one radio ad aired by the deceptive Right Way PAC Ray Strauss is touted as the candidate “to protect the Second Amendment. Right Way PAC’s ads also hit Gosar for “voting to fund Obamacare” when, in fact, he supported the effort to defund the massive takeover of the nation’s health care delivery system on numerous occasions. 

The House Freedom Caucus’ mission statement describes the group as “giving a voice to countless Americans who feel that Washington does not represent them. We support open, accountable and limited government, the Constitution and the rule of law, and policies that promote the liberty, safety and prosperity of all Americans.”

No wonder its members are targeted for defeat by well-financed, rampaging political insiders.

Seeing Red AZ supports proven conservative Dr. Paul Gosar.