AZ’s U.S. Senators seek to purge conservatives

July 18, 2016

Flake, McCain work from the same conservative-hating playbook

Jeff Flake has had a busy weekend, making certain his highlighted locks are in place, checking to ensure the whitening strips have done the job on his pearly whites, and perfecting his crusade against not only GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, but also Trump’s supporters in case any media outlets come a callin‘. Flake’s abhorrence of conservatives includes those who previously supported him.

Flake follows his mentor, the Democrat-colluding John McCain who waged war on the conservative base of the Arizona Republican Party after he was publicly censured by statewide elected party leaders. McCain even used out-of-state Obama donors to aid in his purge of dedicated elected precinct committeemen. Flake tells media sources that “many of Trump’s fans are motivated by racism and need to get the boot as soon as Trump, he hopes, goes down in flames.”

You might need to read that again. Jeff Flake hopes Trump goes down in flames. The only takeaway is that Flake is hoping Hillary Clinton is victorious. McCain has begrudgingly come out in support of Trump, but only because he’s running for reelection an needs every vote he can get. At age 80, he’s running for another 6-year term. He previously called Hillary Clinton “a rock star he could support.”

Flake should know a thing or two about racism, after raising Tanner, a son who takes bigotry awards in every imaginable category.
This intra-party name calling is nothing new.  In 2008, now retired U.S. Rep. John Shadegg called Arizonans who desire actual border security “intolerant and xenophobic” in an interview with the New York Times. He never gave such ham-fisted quotes to the local press and likely thought the hometown yokels don’t read the tony New York Times. Obviously, he’s wrong. So are McCain and Flake.

Flake’s amnesty slipperiness is legendary. Tony Lee, writing for Breitbart reports Flake also indicated that “he had no interest in aggressively opposing” Obama’s executive amnesty — though studies in the New York Times and the Washington Post have found that Republicans can win the White House in 2016 and beyond without supporting amnesty legislation. Don’t tell that to Jeff Flake.  This issue is visceral for him.

Laura Ingraham, popular conservative talk show host, has said she’d like to move to Arizona to “primary challenge” Jeff Flake.  Talk is cheap, Laura.  Get a move on.


John McCain needs to heed his own advice

June 13, 2016

Sen. John McCain: “If all you have to run on is negative attack ads, you don’t have much of a vision for the future.”

There’s no denying the truth in his comment.

Which is precisely why McCain — campaigning for reelection for another 6-year term at age 80 — is running endless attack ads against Dr. Kelli Ward.  Let’s make sure she’s able to get her principled, conservative message out to the voters. Unlike McCain, she doesn’t have a well oiled cadre of lobbyists and liberal PACs to keep the money flowing.

Just last week we exposed the vile ads being run against physician and former state senator Kelli Ward, in a post titled, “Vicious AZ US Senate campaign ads: Follow the McMoney.”

Bold, fresh and fearless, Dr. Kelli Ward needs our help. There won’t be a do-over.  In this most crucial U.S. Senate election, Arizonans have the opportunity to make a much-needed change. Send her what you can.

 

 


The repackaging of Jeff Flake begins

May 31, 2016

There it was. An above-the-fold, front page article citing Jeff Flake’s report on wasteful federal spending held sway on two pages of the Sunday edition of the Arizona Republic. Co-authored by Dan Nowicki, whose ongoing assignment at the newspaper has been burnishing the increasingly tarnished image of John McCain, the article gives the definite impression that the very senior senator’s recent sagging polling numbers have caused the resuscitation team to get to work on McCain’s underling. Flake with a 27% approval rating, toppled McCain (30%) as the nation’s most unpopular senator. The man with a penchant for streaking blonde through his hair and taking beef cake shots of himself will be running for a second six-year term in 2018.

Flake, who has his own set of problems with conservatives has, with righteous indignation, milked the “earmarks” cow since he was first elected to the U.S. House in 2000. No one denies there is wasteful spending in Washington, DC, but the most egregious example is funding the invaders who enter our country by stealth. Yet the guy who feigns outrage over studies that even the newspaper admitted had merit that the initial wording obscured, willingly joined John McCain in leading Marco Rubio and a pack of the Senate’s most dedicated liberals who, as the Gang of Eight, once again tried to shove amnesty down the throats of the American people.

Jeff Flake is not an honest broker as the newspaper noted here, and for going back on his term limits pledge, smirking as he admitted, “I lied.” In fact, he has said that “the beauty of six-year senate terms” is that the voters have short memories. Flake has become a frequent traveling buddy of Barack Obama‘s  and even accompanied him on a trip to his father‘s African homeland of Kenya. Flake previously worked as a lobbyist in South Africa.

 Between 1990 and 1991, Flake was a registered foreign agent for Rossing Uranium, a company which operates a mine in Namibia that is among the world’s largest suppliers of nuclear fuel —- and partially owned by Iran. He earned approximately $7,000 per month opening doors in the nation’s capital and promoting the firm, according to records obtained by National Journal, which writes, “Flake’s little-known time in the influence industry stands in contrast to his carefully cultivated image as a Washington outsider.”

 In 2013 nationally syndicated conservative Laura Ingraham was so incensed over Jeff Flake’s duplicity on the issue of illegal immigration, that she said:

“Let me tell you — I am thinking of moving to Arizona. You know why? I will primary challenge Sen. Jeff Flake myself, if that’s what this requires. Jeff Flake, living up to his last name, backed down from a previous promise his spokeswoman made to Breitbart. This is just like Marco [Rubio] breaking his promise, basically, that he would consider voting in favor of amendments to the Senate’s immigration bill that would close a loophole of allowing illegal immigrants access to state and local welfare. Jeff Flake voted with the liberals against the Ted Cruz amendment.”

Let’s hope she remembers those words.


McCain embraces Obama’s scheme placing women in combat

May 13, 2016

After over three decades of McCain, vote Dr. Kelli Ward. Arizonans deserve a senator with integrity 

Daniel Horowitz writing for Conservative Review provides a disturbing insight into the mind of John McCain in his commentary, “McCain slips in provision to draft women in defense bill.” The report contains updates, with the promise of more to come as new information is made available.

McCain, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, is engaging in what is described as “social engineering,” placing women in special operations and direct combat under provisions outlined in the revised National Defense Authorization Act that requires young women to register for Selective Service.

Conservative Review’s Editor-in-Chief Mark Levin has unequivocally endorsed Dr. Kelli Ward, a former two-term state senator currently running for the U.S. Senate. Nate Madden’sMeet Kelli Ward, the anti-amnesty State Senator taking on John McCain in Arizona  provides an excellent introduction to the conservative physician, military wife and mother of three, who is well equipped to address the federal overreach, health care disaster, known as Obamacare.  

Listen to Kelli Ward’s interview here,  Read her impressive bio and scroll down for her video. Be sure to check out her issues pages. Then send her what you can. Kelli Ward is running a grassroots campaign. John McCain relies upon out-of-state PACs with unnamed donors and his lobbyist cronies who make donations/payments for the favors he continues to provide them.

After well over three decades in D.C., it’s past time for a change. Bring Johnny Mac home. At age 80, he’s arrogantly running for another six-year term. He needs a rest, and so do we. 


McCain’s former adviser also a Hillary supporter

May 4, 2016

During John McCain’s lackluster 2008 shuffle for the presidency — throughout which he spent more time defending Barack Obama than offering a viable alternative Republicans could rally behind — we opined that he probably cast his own ballot for Obama from the confines of wife Cindy’s luxurious penthouse.  

Now it’s being reported that Mark Salter, McCain’s longtime political adviser, is a Hillary Clinton enthusiast, saying, “I‘m with her.”  No surprise there.  His former boss McCain previously called Hillary “a rock star” he could support.

As we reported in July 2013,  McCain meets regularly with Barack Obama and his top advisers and has even expressed concern over helping the second term president in the legacy department. According to McCain, “The president of the United States, like all presidents in their second terms, looks at their legacy. And there are areas that we have worked on.”

Long known for forging alliances with the most liberal of Democrats, committed amnesty supporter McCain is more of a polarizing figure than ever, which was clearly evidenced by his near inability to carry his home state during his failed presidential bid. He managed a weak 8.9% margin of victory and lost four of Arizona’s fifteen counties to Obama. After over three decades in the senate, the gaffe-prone John McCain is actually running again —- for another 6-year senate term at age 80.

You won’t get this slipperiness from challenger Dr. Kelli Ward, a two-term former state senator with a conservative track record.  Her Issues page addresses the concerns of Arizona voters, as she says, “It’s time to shake up Washington.”  Send her a few bucks to help her get her message out. She’s married to a military man. John McCain doesn’t even have an accurate count on how many homes he and his beer heiress wife Cindy own — clearly not a problem most Arizona voters deal with.


McCain: Cutting edge on technology

March 29, 2016

John McCain: I don’t use email so I won’t write things I later regret

 Amidst the controversy surrounding Hillary Clinton’s exclusive use of a personal email address and server during her time as secretary of state, Sen. John McCain, who will be 80 by Election Day, confirms that he has opted out of using email altogether:

“Well, you know that from time to time I get a little emotional. I’m afraid that if I was emailing, given my solid, always calm temperament that I might email something that I might regret,” he continued, adding that he prefers to use the phone and Twitter. “You could send out an email that you would regret later on and would be maybe taken out of context,” McCain said. “And frankly, I don’t have any trouble communicating with my constituents without it.”

Of course, it’s also possible to say things on Twitter that you later regret, like, perhaps this tweet McCain sent out back in 2012:”Good pic of my son Jimmy’s bulldog, Apollo — I’m sorry Mr. President, he’s not on the menu!” [@SenJohnMcCain 19 Apr 2012]

Source: Mediaite.com “Use Email,” on 2016 Arizona Senate race Mar 5, 2015

H/T On the Issues


Matt Salmon leaves Congress — again

February 26, 2016

As Matt Salmon announces his retirement from Congress, the “I want to spend more time with the family,” line raises the curiosity factor a notch or two. Previously, Arizona’s CD 5 U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon, who served in the U.S. House from 1995 to 2001, honored his term limit pledge and did not seek re-election to a fourth term in 2000. He returned after being reelected in 2012, and is now leaving after two terms.

A former chairman of the state Republican Party and founding member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, Salmon disappoints with his out-the-door endorsement of the far less than conservative Marco Rubio for President. 

Salmon is the 23rd House member to announce retirement at the end of this Congressional term.

His statement, “Why I’m leaving Congress,”  can be read here.

In this interview with The Arizona Republic the East Valley Republican revealed his plans to endorse Arizona Senate President Andy Biggs to replace him and will chair Biggs’ campaign for the 5th Congressional District seat.


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