Two GOP U.S. Senators cave to anarchists

July 2, 2020

As rioting and violent mobs, abysmally ignorant of history, assault police officers, pillage and topple historic monuments — U.S. Presidents, Union Army Generals and Christopher Columbus among them — two U.S. Senators are caving to the agents of chaos.

Republican Sens. Ron Johnson (WI) and James Lankford (OK) now agree with the mob that intrepid Italian explorer Christopher Columbus is no longer worthy of a holiday commemorating his ships’ arrival in the Americas in 1492. When Columbus set off across the Atlantic, the prevailing thought was that the world was flat.

President Franklin Roosevelt, a Democrat, designated Columbus Day a national holiday in 1934. The first Columbus Day celebration took place in 1792, when the Columbian Order in New York City held a ceremony on the voyage’s 300th anniversary.

The senate duo of Johnson and Lankford has added an amendment eliminating the Columbus Day celebration to a bill declaring Juneteenth, memorializing the end of slavery, a new federal holiday. 

Characterizing the purging of the Columbus Day holiday as fiscally responsible, by not having two paid holidays, is less than truthful. This is all about votes as Johnson and Lankford look ahead to their next elections. They foolishly fail to comprehend that the mob is not their constituency.

Dems fail in D.C. statehood power grab

June 27, 2020

It was bound to happen. On the rising tide of racial divide following the martyrdom of George Floyd, a career criminal who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer responding to a call of Floyd attempting to pay for merchandise with a counterfeit twenty dollar bill. The death was unnecessary and the former officer is in jail, charged with second-degree felony murder. Three other officers who witnessed the knee to Floyd’s neck are unreasonably facing third-degree murder charges. One was newly hired.

Floyd had been incarcerated multiple times on robbery and narcotics sale convictions. His autopsy report revealed he tested positive for COVID-19 and had numerous drugs including cocaine, fentanyl, cannabis, morphine and oxycotin in his system. Though far from a sterling character, his death was the impetus for riots, arson and looting across the country. It has expanded into an excuse for calls to defund police departments nationwide and destroy historic monuments in what amounts to a cultural revolution by leftists lacking in knowledge of American history as they elevate Floyd to hero status.

The most recent affront is being perpetrated by congressional Democrats who are now pushing for statehood for Washington, D.C. There is a method to their madness. If such a vote were to pass the senate, we would have a minority majority state, where black voters, mostly democrats would alter the dynamics of the U.S. House and Senate.

In a patently partisan 232-180 vote, the U.S. House on Friday approved legislation granting statehood to Washington, D.C. A single Democrat, Collin Peterson (MN) voted against H.R. 51. There is no chance of passage through the Republican controlled Senate, which adheres to the fact that such a move is unconstitutional, since the nation’s founders established the city as a neutral zone outside the influence of state politics for co-equal sovereign states to come together to transact the nation’s business.

The bill violates the 23rd Amendment, which grants D.C. residents the right to vote in presidential elections. That is of no consequence to the Democrat magicians. Their presto-chango legislation included a swift vote to repeal the 23rd Amendment.

AZ Republic elevates US Rep. Andy Biggs to US Senate

May 27, 2020

Those inattentive folks at the seriously failing Arizona Republic newspaper, have problems that far surpass the Hillary-endorsing newspaper’s out-of-step leftist bent. As a case in point, Tuesday‘s hard-copy edition ran an opinion piece that was an attention grabber.

Topping a rational “Your Turn” column was this headline, “The US can’t afford to stay closed.” The co-authors are identified under their photos as, “Sens. Rand Paul and Andy Biggs.”

Make no mistake. Conservative Andy Biggs is definitely someone we’d be happy to see in the U.S. Senate. However, the former Arizona State Senate president is currently serving his second term representing Arizona’s Congressional District 5 residents in the U.S. House of Representatives. That fact obviously missed the attention of the careless hacks still employed at the newspaper in the wake of mass layoffs, pay cuts and furloughs.

Blithely undisturbed by the daily’s daily flubs, exemplified by this monumental list of Corrections and Clarifications, is the inanely grinning executive editor Greg Burton — except when comparing his remaining staff tocrackpots and criminals.” He puts on a happy face to thank the dwindling number of readers overpaying for being fed leftist slop as he prizes newsroom diversity above factual reporting while promising more of the same to subscribers.

What an inducement!

Preposterous braggadocio from Pinocchio McCarthy

May 16, 2020

Ignoring the fact that Arizona’s incumbent Republican U.S. Senator, Martha McSally, a former two-term member of congress — who has the unequivocal support of Pres. Donald Trump —  is running for reelection, unqualified candidate Daniel McCarthy claims he can’t wait to get beyond the primary so he can debate Mark Kelly on his China connections.

McCarthy’s own company is run out of China, which he told the Channel 12 Sunday Square Off interviewer was “Irrelevant.” He actually claimed, “My business has nothing to do with me running for the Senate.”

Decades ago Walt Disney Studios produced the Pinocchio fantasy starring a wooden puppet whose nose grew with each lie he told. The production featured the song, “When You Wish Upon a Star.” Daniel McCarthy should incorporate it as his campaign theme.

McCarthy, who campaigns under the boastful handle, “Demand Daniel,” obviously wishes to be competitive in this race but falls far short. The Federal Election Commission shows him with a paltry $11,797.95 cash on hand, still on the books from his initial self-funding infusion of $236,592.42 and a few scant donations.  Lacking televised ads and common sense, he shelled out a bundle for his campaign bus featuring full color wrap-around images of himself.

SRAZ has written about McCarthy numerous times. These are a few columns:

Sept. 24, 2019: Facts expose Daniel McCarthy’s distortions of Sen. Martha McSally

Sept. 13, 2019: Daniel McCarthy: Exodus’ golden calf revisited

 Aug. 30, 2018: Daniel McCarthy’s challenge to Sen. McSally fulfills Kelly’s dream

Dems latest $3 trillion scheme deals fatal economic blow

May 13, 2020

House Democrats’ latest Coronavirus relief proposal revealed Tuesday includes more than $3 Trillion in new spending, amounting to the largest and most expensive aid package ever related to the Coronavirus.

Looking to ensure a permanent and reliable voting bloc, the latest bill puts illegals and foreign workers ahead of American citizens. Thousands of American health care workers will be displaced by foreigners who have demonstrated they will work for less.

 The details are outlined in the latest 1815-page pork-laden stimulus package with the catchy title ‘‘Health and Economic 6 Recovery slick and Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act’’ or the ‘‘HEROES Act,” which no one, including the voting Dems, are expected to read.

The problem for unemployed Americans is the “Heroes” in the bill are illegal aliens and newly released prisoners. Inmates over age 50 with chronic illnesses such as diabetes are a newly protected class, eligible for “compassionate release,” and allowing judges to reduce previously imposed sentences. D.C. lobbyists, now eligible for small business loans, also benefit.

The Dems are using the virus to fulfill a mission, shielding Illegals from deportation in addition to giving them giving them $1,200 payouts.

This 90-page summary is loaded with Democrat pet projects unrelated to the virus including millions for the National Endowments for the Humanities and Arts. “Community newspapers” are a new category worthy of government support, as are “life insurance contracts,” and “forgiveness of student debt.” Other recipients are categorized by ethnicity, including “historically black, Tribal and Hispanic serving schools and minority owned businesses.”

Voting has not been overlooked. Ballots received within ten days after election day must be counted.

Trust Democrats at your own peril.

USPS demands $25 billion bailout, refuses to tighten its belt

May 4, 2020

As fewer Americans write letters, increasing numbers pay their bills online and magazines continue losing subscriptions, the U.S. Postal Service is feeling the pinch. Although stamp prices have risen to the point that fewer people send Christmas cards each year, the hefty, annual base salary of Postmaster General Megan Brennan has escalated to $245,000 — making the former mail carrier the second-highest paid U.S. government official, after the president of the United States. (President Trump does not take his salary.) 

Now the Washington Examiner reports a bipartisan group of lawmakers have warned that the U.S. Postal Service “could cease to function by this summer” if it doesn’t receive immediate help.

 “This is a national emergency. The negative effects of this crisis will be borne hardest by those in rural areas — where millions of Americans are currently sheltering in place and relying on the Postal Service to deliver essential supplies,” the leaders of the Postal Preservation Caucus wrote in this letter to congressional leadership.

They state the volume of packages and mail being delivered has dropped over 30% during the Coronavirus pandemic. The Postal Service is expected to lose $13 billion this fiscal year, which ends on Sept. 30, and $10 billion during the next fiscal year. The Postal Service board of governors now demands $25 billion in emergency funding.

What they neglect to mention are the ongoing rate hikes, many of which, such as domestic Priority Mail Flat Rates, increased in price January 26, 2020. This linked USPS Postal Explorer site is anything but user friendly, forcing those who fund it to have to dig deep for information. Postal workers, employed by the federal government and whose only job requirement is a high school diploma, also have a generous retirement plan.

If the post office is on a “diet” like the rest of us, why does it keep issuing new stamps honoring politically correct issues and people? Hiring illustrators and printing full color stamps is not a necessity. Flag stamps get the mail to its destination the same as any of these.

During negotiations over the $2.2 trillion CARES Act, President Trump warned he would veto the bill if it provided additional aid to the Postal Service. The bill originally included a $13 billion grant which was replaced in the legislation with a $10 billion loan to the independent agency — it is not a cabinet department.

President Trump has once again donated his salary to charity. Amidst the Coronavirus pandemic he contributed his 2019 4th quarter paycheck of $100,000 to the federal government’s Department of Health and Human Services.

Vile, hate-laden AZ Republic editorial emerges amid crisis

March 26, 2020

Trump-hating newspaper is a corpse in need of a crypt

What you are reading is not the post originally written this morning. Instead we are reacting to the irrational editorial featured in the today’s edition of the Trump-hating Arizona Republic newspaper.

Despite President Trump’s swift actions to address the virulent pandemic first identified as the Wuhan Coronavirus as it spread worldwide from China, his daily briefings to the American people including our nation’s top medical authorities and his firm grasp of the leadership reins as we all reel in the face of this unprecedented national shutdown of businesses and schools, he remains worthless in the eyes of the Hillary-endorsing newspaper. The briefings televised on Fox Cable News have become top watched programming, though far left CNN and MSNBC have refused to air them

Make no mistake. The editorial, headlined, “Trump doesn’t get it,” is intended to interject partisan politics into the most severe occurrence to affect America and the planet. The newspaper, admitting that it lost subscribers after its 2016 endorsement of scandal-plagued Hillary, attempted to generate sympathy by claiming it received death threats. It’s been a well-earned downhill slide since then. The Phoenix Business Journal reported that of all the newspapers in the Gannett national stable, the Republic has the lowest subscription rate, yet it continues to insult its remaining readers rather than provide impartial coverage.

We are living in perilous times when Americans are rallying to lend a hand to their neighbors, calling to say they have placed bags of canned goods and other necessities, or just picked citrus outside their doors. Staying healthy is the most vital concern as we are urged to self-quarantine.

Suddenly our soaring economy, reacting positively to the decisions of businessman Donald Trump, is in free-fall due to the illness imposed universal shutdowns. Disgracefully, the president has met with resistance from congressional Democrats in his efforts to assist legions of suddenly unemployed Americans and revive the economy via a Coronavirus relief bill.

Through perseverance and prayer we will get through these unprecedented times, much to the distaste of the leftist politicians and hate-driven extremists at the local newspaper.

Senate Dems remain focused on derailing Wuhan Coronavirus relief bill

March 24, 2020

Treacherous leftists put their partisan agenda ahead of the needs of Americans as financial markets collapse

Rejecting a $1.6 trillion economic relief package bill intended to provide aid to Americans in the wake of the unprecedented global Wuhan Coronavirus pandemic that is immobilizing our nation, Senate Democrats instead stuffed it full of their pet projects. The bill contained the leftist manipulation of election day voter registration and mentions diversity more than 60 times relating to filling positions based on race and disability status that have nothing to do with the virus aid package. Automatic renewal of work permits for foreign nationals also takes center stage, as does climate activism and wiping out student loan debt — an obvious attempt to garner the youth vote. The Dem package also includes unrelated tax breaks for wind and solar energy projects and stringent emission reduction requirements for the already ailing airline industry. The Dems even tried to slip federal abortion funding into the bill.

Democrat Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (NY) even went so far as to hold up $50 billion in farm aid provisions, a key part of President Trump’s stimulus package. Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA) has no concept of acting in a bi-partisan manner even when we are faced with a calamity of immense portions. Americans are self-quarantining, jobs are lost as businesses shutter, schools are closed and grocery shelves look like they were attacked by ravaging locusts. The financial markets that were spectacularly soaring since President Trump’s 2016 election are now in free fall.

Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY) warned this morning that the “clock has run out” for “bargaining” on the third phase of a Coronavirus response package, urging Congress to pass legislation “today.”

“This is a national crisis. It’s the most serious threat to Americans’ health in over a century and quite likely the greatest risk to American jobs and prosperity that we’ve seen since the Great Depression,” he said. “The urgency and gravity in this moment cannot be lost on anyone.

Yet leftist obstructionism, ignoring the needs of the American people, is focused on attempting to ram through key portions of Bernie Sanders socialist agenda, minus the defeated presidential candidate.

Democrats should be ashamed, but that is obviously not an attribute they possess.

AZ 2nd Amendment rally at state capitol draws massive crowd

February 16, 2020

One place you can be sure AZ U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kelly didn’t show his face was at the Second Amendment rally at the state capitol Saturday. Far leftist, Soros-supported Kelly, who is running as a Democrat for a U.S. Senate seat occupied by Sen. Martha McSally, is a gun restrictionist, who with his wife, former AZ U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, founded organizations whose ultimate purpose is gun confiscation.

Many of the thousands of attendees at the event wore shirts emblazoned with the words, “Gun control is not about guns, it’s about control.”

Kelly, along with Giffords, runs the major gun control-focused group Giffords PAC,* which between its hybrid PAC and 501(c)(4) nonprofit Giffords,* spent nearly $7 million to aid Democrat congressional candidates, while targeting Republicans in 2018.

This Feb. 2019 SRAZ post,Mark Kelly, AZ gun hypocrite, announces for US Senate,” exposes Democrats and their gun hypocrisy. Breitbart News, following a tip, photographed Mark Kelly making personal gun purchases at a Tucson gun store.

The high citizen turnout at AZ’s 7th annual “Celebrate and Protect the Second Amendment rally was driven by concerns over gun control legislation introduced by Democrats this session intended to limit firearm sales and transfers, expand background checks and ban high capacity rifles. Read Senate Bill 1624.

Gun restrictionist Mark Kelly is challenging Arizona incumbent Republican Sen. McSally. A graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, she previously represented Arizona’s second congressional district for two terms in the House of Representatives. She served 26 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring in 2010 as a full Colonel. As the first female fighter pilot to fly in combat and first to command a fighter squadron in combat in U.S. history, she respects the unique right we have as American citizens enshrined in the Second Amendment.

Arizonans who value their constitutional based rights understand the importance of this election.

*Center for Responsive Politics

Trump Triumphs: Impeachment backfires on Dems, Romney

February 6, 2020

Spiteful Mitt Romney is the only senator in U.S. history to support convicting a president from his own party — voting to convict on abuse of power and acquit on obstruction of justice

The Democrats farcical impeachment of President Donald Trump has fallen on its own sword. A wild miscalculation, the scheme never resonated with American voters who understood that congress devoted its laser-like concentration on taking down a president whose election they abhorred, rather than conducting the business they were elected to do. Scandal-plagued Hillary Clinton’s 2016 massive loss was so unimaginable to the left, they were out for retribution, even if it meant ignoring the voters and attempting to deny them their choice again in 2020.

Democrats and their Republicrat cronies worship at the altar of their most beloved deity: the one they see in their mirrors.

Embittered Utah Sen. Mitt Romney was the only GOP senator voting to convict President Trump. He had nothing good to say about candidate Trump — calling him “a phony, a fraud…who’s playing the American public for suckers” and “If we Republicans choose Donald Trump as our nominee, the prospects for a safe and prosperous future are greatly diminished.”

His irrational prognostications have been proven exceedingly wrong. Trump’s administration has overseen unparalleled successes. Yet who can forget that that after Trump’s election, Romney came begging for appointment as Secretary of State, a position he did not secure.

In voting to convict President Trump, Romney cloaked himself in religiosity, claiming, “I’m profoundly religious and swore an oath before God.”

Slickster Romney’s calling on faith is peculiar in light of his recent Twitter scandal. He was exposed asPierre Delecto,” on an anonymous burner account he used to disparage Trump and support comments made on his own official account.

Mitt Romney, an itinerant politician and nominal Republican, has the rare distinction of being the pro-abortion Governor of Massachusetts, a losing presidential candidate and now a Utah senator. “Romneycare, his insurance mandate in Massachusetts set the stage for Obamacare. His waffling on social issues showed him to be a coreless opportunist.

This was President Trump’s explosive tweet