Is Martha McSally getting cold feet,ditching senate race?

January 4, 2018

It sounds like Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is acting as proxy, making McSally’s withdrawal announcement from the US Senate race for her

This message was in this morning’s incoming email box: 

Subject: Another kind of battle
Date: January 4, 2018 at 7:43:26 AM MST

GOVERNOR SCOTT WALKER

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Congresswoman Martha McSally is a strong, battled-tested leader. Literally.

She was the first female fighter pilot in American history to fly in combat and to command a fighter squadron in combat.
Now she is facing another kind of battle:
Running for re-election in Arizona’s hotly contested Second District.
Congresswoman Martha McSally is smart, focused, experienced, and being targeted for defeat. She is facing a very tough re-election in a district Hillary Clinton won by 5 points in 2016. Add to that the fact that Senator John McCain’s 2016 Democrat opponent actually MOVED down to Southern Arizona to run against Martha.

Pundits are already predicting it could be one of the closest House races in the country in 2018. Martha won her seat in Congress by just 167 votes in 2014 and Democrats desperately want to flip this swing seat.

This race has national implications and we need to keep Martha in Congress fighting for a safe, strong, and secure America.

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Martha is the only female GOP veteran serving in the United States House of Representatives, where she is a strong advocate for our conservative agenda.

She is not just a Congresswoman, she is a national hero.
Martha is focused on national security and keeping our country and communities safe – which is not surprising given her military background and the fact that she hails from a border state. She is leading the fight to secure our borders and defeat ISIS.

A staunch fiscal conservative, Martha is committed to getting our fiscal house in order. She supports initiatives to bring the cost of college down so it isn’t bankrupting students and their families – not unlike what we have accomplished in Wisconsin.

Stand with conservative fighter Martha McSally today.

Majority control of Congress is at stake and I urge you to support Martha McSally in her re-election battle. Support Martha McSally right now with $10, $35, $50, $100, $175, $250, or more.

Thank you,
Scott Walker

Paid For By McSally For Congress, Inc.

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AZ Republic’s leftism goes full frontal

December 31, 2017

The Hillary-endorsing, amnesty-supporting, left-wing Arizona Republic, much like the amoral biblical Salome, has provocatively dropped its final veil but misses the mark as a seductress. Those still reading the undisguised pap and taking it seriously continue to dwindle. With layoffs and buyouts of longtime editors and reporters, the failing newspaper relies on ASU Cronkite students to keep the political prostitute on the street.

The latest effort trotted out as an editorial is titled, “Arizonans to help lead the way in 2018.”

Mentioned first is Juan Ciscomani, a Mexican native, and aide to Gov. Doug Ducey, described as instrumental in “mending Arizona’s relationship with Mexico.”

Ted Cooke, the general manager of the Central Arizona Project, is described as a “major player in the water wars.” Just last week, the same newspaper referred to the Rio Salado Project as John McCain’s legacy. The parched desert of Arizona suddenly has enough water to make everyone a player. Arizona natives were taught it was the state’s first U.S. Sen. Carl Hayden, who got the ball rolling long before McCain carpet-bagged into the state.

Gov. Doug Ducey is King of the Hill, with nary a rival in sight. But where does he go when he’s termed out. With unpopular Jeff Flake opting not to run in 2018 and McCain seriously ill with brain cancer, there will soon be two senate seats up for grabs. No one expects Ducey to abandon the governorship to grasp at the golden ring, but stranger things have happened. Congressional District 8, Trent Frank’s undisputed stronghold, is also now available since his recent surprise resignation. Watch for high stakes political musical chairs not previously seen.

Next comes the poser regarding tax raising, liberal Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton: “Can he go national?” asks the editorial, “Kyrsten Sinema took what should be a perennially contested district, Congressional District 9, and made it a safe seat for Democrats. But now she is running for U.S. Senate.” Not mentioned is bisexual atheist Sinema’s radical past. The former Green Party candidate is now a beloved Democrat. The newspaper is pinning it’s hopes on Stanton, referred to as a “proven vote getter,“ taking the CD 9 seat. When elected mayor, Stanton received a joint congratulatory call from Barack Obama and Janet Napolitano.

CD 2 Rep. Martha (Mc)McSally, a McCain ally, has also announced for the senate. Mysteriously missing from the senate lineup is Dr. Kelli Ward, a family practice physician and former two-term member of the Arizona senate. Despite garnering national support, her conservative credentials have made her a non-person to the newspaper’s far left editorial board.

 U of A’s President Robert Robbins made the list. He should sue for defamation of character after being compared to ASU’s flamboyant Michael Crow who favors illegals over Arizona students.

 Daniel Valenzuela, a longtime union leader and Kate Gallego, who was defamed by minorities for not being a minority despite her name, now rate the headline “More firsts in Phoenix.” The newspaper describes them as potential mayoral candidates both coming from the”Democrat rich” city council.

The newspaper is salivating. Conservatives have their work cut out for them.


McCain and Cochran: The best argument for term limits

December 24, 2017

POLITICO leans too far left for our tastes, but we have to give credit where it’s due.  Reporter John Bresnahan has done an outstanding job of zoning in on over-the-hill, long-in-the-tooth members of congress, though severely impacted by illness and advanced age, remain unable to relinquish the reins of power.

Cochran’s future in the Senate in doubt,details the downhill slide of  Sen. Thad Cochran, (R-MS), chairman of the powerful Appropriations Committee, who hasn’t presided over a hearing since early September, has not given a speech on the Senate floor all year, and has introduced only two minor bills during that time. His staffers appear to be doing what they can to conceal his inabilities.

Arizona’s Senior Senator John McCain, undergoing treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer, is mentioned in the same report. He recently missed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act vote, which passed despite his absence. Unreliable when his vote is needed, he could have turned on a dime had he shown up — which is exactly what he did on the vote to repeal and replace Obamacare. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delayed the balloting, until McCain was able to return to D.C. Instead, he used the occasion for a dramatic performance, extending his outstretched arm and thrusting a thumb’s down” signal (video) to the shock of those in the chamber.

This list shows the ages of U.S. Senators. Sixteen are 75 or older. Quorum reveals that the 115th Congress is among the oldest in history.

Arizona has been down this ancient road before. Five days after attaining statehood on February 14, 1912, a former territorial sheriff named Carl Hayden became Arizona’s first U.S. Representative, eventually moving on to the senate. On February 19, 1962, Democrat Hayden became the first person to reach 50 years in Congress. That record grew to 56 years, 10 months, and 15 days by the time he retired on January 3, 1969, at age 91.

The McCain-worshipping Arizona Republic has been writing “legacy” stories about the increasingly frail McCain, as though he has already met his maker.  Today’s front page article is titled, “Will Salt River be McCain’s legacy?” It would be incomprehensible for the newspaper to suggest he step aside, spend his remaining time with his family and allow the citizens of Arizona to be represented.

Good or vile, Republican or Democrat, no elected official is indispensable. Our Founders envisioned citizen legislators, who took time to serve their county, and then returned home to live under the laws they helped enact. The concept of professional politicians who stay in office for decades is unseemly on many levels. They ultimately work for special interests represented by lobbyists who keep their campaign coffers filled, rather than the citizens who elected them in the first place.

No one should be rolled out of their office on a gurney on the way to the embalmer. They deserve better and so do we.


Amnesty grading system disappoints

December 20, 2017

Numbers USA is a reliable site on the issues of illegal immigration, amnesty, birthright citizenship, the Visa lottery and chain migration. The organization gives report card grades to all U.S. House and Senate members. Founder & CEO Roy Beck’s illuminating “Gumballs” video has educated on these issues in an unrivaled manner. The pull down topics on the top of each page are well researched.

That’s why we are disappointed by the grading system used on, “Do Your Senators Support Giving Chain Migration to Yet Another Amnesty Group?

Using Arizona as an example, lame-duck Sen. Jeff Flake is correctly given a “YES.” His co-sponsorship of S. 1615, the DREAM Act of 2017 is cited among the reasons. Arizonans who pay attention are well aware that he is committed to giving a pass to those who enter our country illegally. He’s leaving the senate due to embarrassingly low polling numbers, but is still able to do damage for another year.

John McCain received a “Leans Yes” grade because he recently cosponsored S. 744, the Gang of 8’s amnesty bill, that would gift Chain Migration to illegal aliens who receive amnesty. The reason? “Sen. McCain does not receive a “YES” rating because he is not cosponsoring legislation in the current Congress that would do so.”

 This is an irrational rationale.  Throughout his overly long congressional career, McCain has been a committed amnesty proponent — favoring a “pathway to citizenship” — while giving the back of his hand to the rule of law by rewarding America’s invaders. Such actions only encourage further illegal entry. Prior to Flake entering the senate, by only three percentage points, his predecessor Jon Kyl partnered with McCain on repeatedly pushing what they euphemistically called “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” code words for amnesty.

McCain does not deserve equivocation. When his close friend and senate colleague Ted Kennedy died, McCain recommitted to doing anything he could to “honor” leftist Kennedy by ensuring passage of what amounts to a gift of millions of voters to the Democrat Party. He said he would make sure the legislation would be named for Kennedy.

John McCain and Jeff Flake were the architects of the Gang of 8 amnesty legislation, in which they aligned with the senate’s most committed liberals, including Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) along with two other like-minded RINOs such as Marco Rubio. Flake has plans to resurrect this monstrosity before he leaves the senate in Nov. 2018. If the ailing McCain is able, he will be on board. Numbers USA should know “pending legislation” should not be the sole criteria. Commitment is what counts. 

For a memory refresher, these were the blatant campaign lies told by Sens. Jon Kyl, John McCain and Jeff Flake. Immediately after the ballots were counted they reverted back to their former amnesty positions. Newcomers to Arizona might be easily conned.  We expect Numbers USA to be more savvy.


Ala. US Senate election today: LIVE RESULTS HERE 

December 12, 2017

Voter turnout was far greater than predicted with 40.46% of the state’s voters casting ballots. In the end, Democrat Doug Jones won by a slim margin of less than 1%. The final vote totals were Jones 49.92% to Roy Mo0re’s 48.38%. Moore did not concede following the vote tally.

John Merrill, Alabama’s Secretary of State has revised his original predictions of a light 20 to 23% voter turnout in today’s Special Election for the U.S. Senate seat, saying he expects the numbers  to exceed 25 percent. Although the state has not elected a Democrat to the U.S. Senate in 25 years, the barrage of unsubstantiated, nearly 40-year-old allegations against Judge Roy Moore will clearly be a factor. But in the conservative state of Alabama, liberal pro-abortion, Democrat Doug Jones has his own mountain to climb. We’re putting our money on a Roy Moore victory, During the Sept. Primary Election, Luther Strange only won 4 out of 67 counties. During the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump triumphed over Hillary Clinton, by 62.18%  to her 34.33%.

Pres. Trump, a Moore supporter, tweeted this out today — Election Day:

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The people of Alabama will do the right thing. Doug Jones is Pro-Abortion, weak on Crime, Military and Illegal Immigration, Bad for Gun Owners and Veterans and against the WALL. Jones is a Pelosi/Schumer Puppet. Roy Moore will always vote with us. VOTE ROY MOORE!

6:09 AM – 12 Dec 2017

Polls close in Alabama at 7 p.m. (CST). (6 p.m. AZ time)   

 SRAZ WILL CARRY THE LIVE ELECTION RESULTS HERE.


AZ’s U.S. Rep. Trent Franks resigns: Loss will be incalculable & Update

December 8, 2017

#MeToo has reached into the sordid abuse bag and pulled out an absurdity culminating in the resignation of U.S. Rep. Trent Franks

U.S. Rep. Trent Franks, a self-identified “conservative Reagan Republican,” who has served in Congress since 2003, has revealed  he recently learned the House Ethics Committee had opened an investigation of complaints brought against him by two former staffers. Do we know their names?  Of course not. But they have jumped on the “take ‘em down” bandwagon that is cutting a wide swath through political, entertainment and business entities leaving suits in its path.

Are all men saints? Of course not. Sen. Al Franken, actor Kevin Spacey, mogul Harvey Weinstein and their ilk are ‘poster child’ proof.  But allegations brought by publicly undisclosed sources long after the incidents are alleged to have taken place, and swift judgment calls resulting in expulsion minus an unbiased day in court should trouble any fair minded person. House Speaker Paul Ryan wasted no time in calling on Franks to resign. Look for Ryan to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Senate President Mitch McConnell to try to block seating Judge Roy Moore if he wins the Alabama senate race Tuesday. Make no mistake, these judgments are a referendum on President Trump and Judge Moore. Impeached former President Bill Clinton, who finally admitted (video) having a sexual relationship with a White House intern, and was previously accused of rape, remains a Democrat icon.

Franks, a staunchly pro-life and child advocate, and his wife, had long-standing fertility problems and were unable to conceive a child. Using a surrogate resulted in the birth of healthy twins. Trent Franks discussed the issue of surrogacy with the former staffers, who took offense — in a big way.

Read Congressman Franks letter of resignation.

Our usual method of providing a biography would be with a link. Due to the fact that Congressman Trent Franks will be leaving office at the end of January 2018, his bio will no longer be available. We are taking the unusual step of printing it here in its entirety to illustrate his longtime commitment to children and their issues:

Full Biography

     “Congressman Trent Franks is a conservative, Reagan Republican, and is currently serving in his eighth term in the United States Congress. Trent serves on the House Judiciary Committee, in the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet, and in the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, where he is the outgoing Chairman. He is a member of the House Armed Services Committee, serving in the Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee, and is the Vice Chair of the Strategic Forces Subcommittee. Trent Co-Chairs the Orphans and Vulnerable Children Caucus as well as the Congressional Caucus on Adoption, the Congressional Foster Youth Caucus, and the International Religious Freedom Caucus.

     He is the Chairman of the National Security Working Group for the Republican Study Committee, taking the lead among the conservative members of Congress on issues relating to national security. Trent co-chairs both the Missile Defense and the Electromagnetic Pulse Caucuses; he leads efforts to reduce national security vulnerabilities in our electric energy grids and to increase America’s missile defense capability against all enemy missile threats including those potentially launched by jihadists seeking to bring nuclear terrorism to America. Trent firmly believes the foremost responsibility of our federal government is to provide for our nation’s common defense. He is also a staunch advocate of Israel, serving as the co-chairman of the Congressional Israel Allies Caucus.

Trent has spent most of his life working on children’s issues and trying to build a better future for all children. Trent was the author and principal proponent of the Scholarship Tax Credit which was upheld in the Landmark Supreme Court decision Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn in 2011. This policy is now in nine states and has provided billions of dollars from the private sector for hundreds of thousands of scholarships to provide a better education for American children.

     Before he was elected to Congress, Trent served in the Arizona Legislature as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Child Protection and Family Preservation where he was a prime sponsor of nationally recognized bills designed to protect children and the family, including the “Child Obscenity and Pornography Bill” (which survived major challenges in the U.S. Federal District Court) and the “Dangerous Crimes Against Children Bill” which gave Arizona the strongest child protection laws in the nation.

     Trent was later tasked by the Governor of Arizona to provide oversight for all of Arizona’s state programs for children when he became the Cabinet level Director of the Arizona Governor’s Office for Children. He also served as Chairman of the Arizona State Children’s Cabinet as well as Chairman of the Inter-Agency Study Committee on Children and AIDS.

     Trent founded and served four and a half years as Executive Director of the Arizona Family Research Institute which is a non-profit organization associated with Dr. James Dobson’s “Focus on the Family” for the purpose of advocating and advancing public policy to protect children and families in Arizona. Trent and his wife Josephine worked as Sunday School teachers for the one and two year olds in their Church Preschool Department for nearly 22 years. Because of his lifelong commitment to Children and Children’s issues, Trent was nominated “Children’s Champion” by Arizona State Legislators.

    Trent is a rare leader who still believes that people and principles should be at the center of political discourse in America. Trent believes the purpose of government is to protect the lives and Constitutional rights of the people. He works very hard in Congress for smaller government by cutting government waste, taxes, bureaucracy, and regulation. He believes in personal responsibility, strong national defense, free enterprise, protecting the innocent, and in the timeless truths and principles of the United States Constitution.  Prior to coming to Congress, Trent was a small business owner. After struggling to have children of their own for more than two decades, Trent and his wife Josie are now the deeply grateful parents of two precious Gifts of God; eight-year-old twins, Joshua Lane and Emily Grace.”

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This is what we’re losing based on claims of two shadowy women who say they were made to feel “uncomfortable” by Congressman Franks words. He should not resign over such foolishness.  But as Julius Caesar said,  “The die has been cast.” Arizonans and all Americans are lessened by losing the voice of this decent man in Congress.

 

Amid allegations he offered a staffer $5 million to act as a surrogate for him and his wife, carrying a pregnancy to term for them, Trent Franks has made his retirement effective Friday, Dec. 8,, rather than the previously reported Jan. 31, 2018 date. He and his wife have battled infertility problems throughout their marriage. Their twins were conceived via in vitro fertilization.

“Last night, my wife was admitted to the hospital in Washington, D.C., due to an ongoing ailment. After discussing options with my family, we came to the conclusion that the best thing for our family now would be for me to tender my previous resignation effective today, December 8th, 2017,” Franks said in a statement.


Congress makes its own case for term limits

December 7, 2017

After first digging in his heels against calls for him to resign from his U.S. House seat amid allegations of tens of thousands in payoffs from a congressional taxpayer paid “hush fund” — maintained solely for victims of sexual harassment —- John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) has conceded to the charges against him and quit. In his case being able to brag about assaulting female staffers might fall into the arena of braggadocio.  Conyers is 88 years old.  Implausibly, he has been  reelected in his Detroit district for 52 years. He wants his same named violent son, to follow him into the hallowed D.C. halls. John the Third was arrested for stabbing his girlfriend, but mysteriously never prosecuted.

Here in Arizona we’ve had the misfortune of having octogenarian John McCain run for, and win, another 6-year senate term in 2016, so we know firsthand how clueless voters can be. He remains in office, intentionally causing incalculable damage, though suffering from a malignant brain tumor. These facts led us to explore the elderly in the U.S. House and Senate. As of December 7, 2017, 5 senators are in their 80s, 18 are in their 70s,

Quorum provides the facts inThe 115th Congress is among the oldest in history,” noting “18 of the 33 Senators running for reelection in 2018 will be 65 or older. If they win, another six years in office would put Senators Feinstein, Hatch, Nelson, and Sanders well into their 80’s. Looking ahead at the 2020 elections, 21 of the 33 Senators running for reelection will be 65 or older.” Many House members are more than twice the median age of their constituents and could be their grandparents. Be sure to read the concluding portion regarding President Trump’s call for term limits

Legistorm  breaks down the members and staffers ages, showing clear evidence that the younger staffers do the work while the senior citizen members haul in the six-figure salaries and perks. These same D.C. insiders continually push for amnesty for illiterate illegal aliens from Mexico and Central America, absurdly telling us we need these workers to underwrite Social Security. Minimum wage earning illegals with a third grade education are not going to keep Social Security afloat  Legal immigrants, who respect our country and laws, possess educational credentials and skills are a different story.

Breitbart News reports lame duck Sen. Jeff Flake is working with Democrats on revising another Gang of Eight style amnesty scheme. Not surprisingly, by the time he dropped out of the 2018 senate race to avoid an embarrassing defeat, Flake had a paltry 18% approval rating.