AZ GOP chair Robert (Mc)Graham gets testy when truth hurts

September 28, 2016

The subscription only Yellow Sheet Report, published by the Arizona Capitol Times, has devoted several lengthy articles to Rob Haney’s “Never McCain” campaign.  AZ GOP chairman Robert Graham, a McCain sycophant, slices and dices Haney’s exposure of McCain’s decades-long deception, as he cloaks himself as a maverick while colluding with Democrats.

Churlishly referring to Haney as an “angry man who needs exercise and vitamin B,” Graham derides the two-term Maricopa County Chairman as engaging in efforts unbecoming an elected office holder. Later he noted that Haney is no longer a precinct committeeman. This is an area where Graham has more than passing knowledge, since vigorous efforts went into purging not only Haney and his wife Marne, both longtime GOP activists, but other conservative committeemen who don‘t march in lockstep with the McCain syndicate.

Purging of conservatives has been a hallmark of McCain and his operatives as we reported here. In 2012 former U.S. Sen. John Kyl sent out these postcards as he engaged in the same conservative cleansing  These are the results of the most recent “overfilling” of precincts, replacing industrious PCs with McCain followers who are too disinterested or otherwise occupied  to take on the duties associated with the position. They are needed for a single purpose, electing intra-party officers who will go along with the McProgram.

Make no mistake. These are not haphazard efforts, but calculated bloodbaths. In a letter dated September 8, 2006, political consultant Kyle Moyer wrote, “We’re working closely with Sen. McCain’s office to build the party in these crucial districts. This is a write-in precinct committeeman campaign in LD 11 and LD 8. We have about 40 targeted precincts and need a few more volunteers to cover them all.“  Moyer continued, “I have attached the schedule for Election Day. Included in that is a brief description of what the general “game plan” is, including volunteer, itinerary, and general information for Primary Election day, September 12.  Our Election Day “War Room” is at Chaparral Suites. Meet at the War Room” at 5:00 a.m. for donuts, coffee and briefing. Lunch will be provided for volunteers between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.”

“All volunteers must report every ½ hour. When reporting, please include overall voter turnout, the number of cards you have handed out and affirmative exit polling numbers. Please report by text message in this format: name, precinct, turnout number, card number and positive exit number.”

When using the term “war,” Kyle Moyer wasn‘t kidding. Those in the gun sights were other Republicans, albeit of the conservative variety.

Prior to his first election as Maricopa County chairman, Haney served as LD 11 Chairman. He was challenged by former Gov. Fife Symington, a McCain cohort. Large donations poured in to defeat Haney and the deceptively named Grassroots Arizona PAC was formed — chaired by (unrelated) Ann Lynch and treasurer Jane Lynch. Donors included McCain allies Chuck Coughlin, Doug Cole, McCain’s former Chief of Staff Paul Hickman, Chad Willems, Betsey Bayless, Kathy Petsas, Mike Hellon, and San Francisco based Obama donors Greg and Lisa Wendt. Jane Lynch,  you’ll remember, is the Graham-appointed presidential elector who says she won’t cast her own ballot for Trump.

Despite the efforts against him, Haney was victorious. Later, he easily won a second term as County Chair by a resounding 1281 to 575.

Longtime McCain supporter and political consultant, Chuck Coughlin, one of the many who donated $1,000 for a slick mailer campaign to defeat Rob Haney, is quoted as making this bizarre comparison, “Haney’s position [is akin] to the ideological underpinnings that fuel ISIS. We see these types of people with Islamic extremists….it’s the Taliban of the Republican Party.” 

It’s a good bet Coughlin wrote the negative ads groundlessly linking Dr. Kelli Ward, McCain’s primary senate challenger, to ISIS. This is the new language of McCainiacs. It’s doubtful Coughlin would be inclined to describe the defecting McCain staffers who appeared on the infamous Republicans for Janet (Napolitano) list in such a inflammatory manner. The far left Democrat was running for governor against conservative Republican Len Munsil.


Jarrett Maupin sinks ever lower in quest to achieve notoriety

September 25, 2016

Some people aspire to heights thought to be beyond their reach. Undeterred, they work diligently to attain their ambitions. It’s inspiring to see the results of their efforts, achieved through a combination of unrelenting resolve, effort and determination. Observing such people achieve their goals, plants the seeds for success in others.

Then there’s Jarrett Maupin, a never-was and likely never-will-be. In his teens, he emulated the notorious Al Sharpton, even placing the word “Reverend” before his name though he attended no theological institution.  Sharpton, it will be remembered represented Tawana Brawley on false rape claims against four New York men including an assistant District Attorney and a police officer. The hoax was a major story in 1987 potentially ruining the lives of innocent men.

In November 2008, Maupin, then 21, was arrested for filing a false report. The previous year he ran against Mayor Phil Gordon but was bumped from the race after the County Clerk’s Office determined that nearly 185 of the nominating petition signatures needed to assure Maupin’s spot on the ballot were collected by convicted felons, invalidating them.

In retaliation, Maupin lied to Maricopa County Sheriff’s investigators and the FBI presenting them with a list of witnesses who had supposedly seen video evidence of Mayor Gordon committing sex crimes with a child. Five investigators were assigned to the case and spent eight months conducting an investigation,

But when detectives interviewed the so-called witnesses, all denied knowledge of any criminal activity by Gordon and any evidence that would support Maupin’s vicious and baseless allegations. According to this report in the local newspaper, Maupin faced 6 months in jail and a fine of up to $2,500, but got off easy with five years probation and 75 hours of community service.  Later in 2011, the contemptible Maupin served time in federal custody for violating the terms of his probation in the 2009 conviction, and was given 36 months of supervised probation upon release — another slap on the wrist.

Another example of Maupin’s race baiting tactics occurred in the 2013 Phoenix City Council race, where he used vicious racial slurs against a Democrat female candidate who had the temerity to run for a council seat though not black. She won despite his attacks.

These days Maupin, the self-declared, jobless “civil rights activist” is trying to capitalize on the aggressive behavior of the Black Lives Matter goons who are creating havoc in cities across the U.S. falsely alleging widespread institutionalized police brutality. In July he tied up rush hour traffic at 24th Street and Camelback. Police thwarted his threats to block Interstate 10 in Phoenix.

His latest gambit is scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday, with protesters blocking the Mill Ave. Bridge in Tempe. He refers to this planned debacle as “Blockade on the Bridge: Moral Monday Action.”

It’s safe to say, Jarrett Maupin wouldn’t recognize moral actions if they sat on his now-shaved head. 


Is McCain pushing Lisa James for AZ GOP chair — again?

September 21, 2016

Rumor has it that one of the movers and shakers behind the shady effort to purge the Arizona Republican Party of conservative precinct committeeman is Lisa James, once again doing the bidding of John McCain. The 80-year-old U.S. Senator running for another 6-year term, is still enraged over being censured by elected State Committeemen and he wants them outta the political town by sundown — or at least not showing up at the state meeting in January for a repeat of the scathing rebuke.

The best insurance to keep the McEstablishment in control of the Arizona Republican Party is to rid it once and for all of the conservatives who understand all too well that total control, not dedicated party workers is what the McCain syndicate desires. McCain has used out-of-state Obama donors to help him in the purge. Current AZ GOP chairman Robert Graham is tied at the hip to McCain and McCain is tied to the disreputable George Soros who has funded his campaigns since 2001. Multi-billionaire Soros disdains national borders and with his ally McCain has pushed for a greater influx of illegals and unable to be vetted “refugees” into the U.S.

Prior to the Primary Election, where precinct committeemen are elected, ultra slick, full color, costly mailers, sent to registered Republicans urged them to vote for the “conservative, grassroots slate of Precinct Committeemen in our neighborhood.”

“Our neighborhood,” it turns out, is any neighborhood where conservatives are in abundance. The gimmick is to overfill the allotted slots with McRingers. The tagline is “Together, Let’s Build A Strong Republican Party!” The mailer also urges, “The candidates listed here represent a new generation of leadership and opportunity for Arizona Republicans and grassroots activists.”

This isn’t simply bologna. It’s gelatinous Spam in a can.

The required “paid for by” on the mailers lists Citizens for a Working America, a PAC sporting an oddly Socialist sounding moniker. Haven’t heard of it? Neither have most of us. Sunlight Foundation shines bright, antiseptic sun light on the Super PAC described as “flying under the radar.” 

We posted Precinct Committeemen: Have you been McPurged? a couple of weeks ago as PCs were made to wait for days to find out if they’d been kicked to the curb by McCain operatives. In the post we describe the shenanigans that have been engaged in by our so very busy U.S. Senators to oust dedicate party workers. This is not a new phenomenon. Former Sen. Jon Kyengaged in these underhanded tactics in 2012As we pointed out at that time, the precinct committeemen elections are crucial since it is the elected precinct committeemen who elect the intra-party leadership. Having conservatives in these posts hinders the efforts to have malleable stooges voted in to do the biding of the Republicrat honchos, who invariably push for amnesty immediately after they are reelected — though they campaign as committed agents of border security.

All of this signals that committed McCain supporter Lisa James is back for another bite at the AZ GOP chairmanship apple. She ran in 2007 and 2009, losing both times to business executive and CPA Randy Pullen. Pullen also served as the Arizona Republican National Committeeman, and Treasurer of the Republican National Committee.

This time around Jim O’Connor, Legislative District 23 Chairman is deserving of your support. Don’t let the practiced con artists con you.


Jeff Flake sinking like a rock preceding reelection

September 20, 2016

Squish Republicrat Jeff Flake losing support

Just days ago, the Arizona Republic, slickly adept at skewing the news to fit its own agenda, had to admit — and on Page One, no less — that Jeff Flake is in trouble with Arizona voters.

The anorexic newspaper, only 26 pages two days running, excluding the throwaway USAToday, but including the full-page hearing aid ads for its aging demographic readership, conceded that its own poll showed McCain’s freshman underling at a bottom dragging 35 percent favorability rating as he gears up his reelection campaign.

Flake’s 2012 path to the senate was not a cake walk. It took enormous effort on the part of then-retiring Sen. Jon Kyl, and his seatmate John McCain to pull Flake over the finish line. Although the duo appeared in numerous pro-Flake ads, Flake barely beat U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona.  Appointed to the nation’s Top Doc post by Pres. George W. Bush, Vice Admiral Carmona, M.D. lost by just 3 percentage points. Carmona possessed credentials — military, law enforcement and medical — lobbyist-turned U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake could only dream of.

Flake has an ego far exceeding his abilities. Given to highlighting his hair, posting shirtless pics of himself and effecting a mindless smirk, he is also adept at obscuring the truth as it suits him.

This reprehensible election gimmick involving robo calls directing voters to the wrong polling places came from Flake’s 2012 senate campaign was revealed by TV12.

Regardless of which side of Second Amendment freedoms you come down on, Flake inexcusably lied to the mother of an Aurora, Colorado theater shooting victim, who had contacted him regarding background checks. She called Flake a “coward.”

The Arizona Republic, dismayed at his facility for facileness also editorially called him out as a “coward” on the same issue.

When Flake glibly backtracked on his long held amnesty for illegals stance on which he has repeatedly partnered  with liberal Illinois congressman Luis Gutierrez, the newspaper excoriated him in another editorial, saying he was “no longer a statesman,“ merely “a politician.”

The left-leaning editorial board need not have come unglued. His latest view was merely one of political expediency. Once the former House member was elected to the Senate, he joined with his mentor McCain to form the Gang of Eight, enlisting some of the most liberal senators and a couple of like-thinking RINOs to once again push  for amnesty for illegals.

“In the past I have supported a broad approach to immigration reform, increased border security coupled with a temporary worker program. I no longer do,” the slippery candidate Flake previously declared. “I’ve been down that road, and it is a dead end.”

This July post,So you think you know Jeff Flake? Think again” remains popular as does this August posting “Jeff Flake’s deceit exceeded only by his arrogance.”  They will help explain why Jeff Flake is the most unpopular senator in the nation, as reported by azfamily TV 3.


“Coordinated” attacks: Don’t call them terrorism

September 19, 2016

Despite increased evidence of terrorism, political correctness still reigns supreme

Over the weekend mayhem erupted in several unrelated locations. A bomb placed in a construction dumpster in New York City’s Chelsea district Saturday night injured 29 people, blowing out windows and causing numerous evacuations of nearby buildings. Though NYC’s leftist Mayor Bill de Blasio conceded the explosion was an “intentional act,’’ he waffled on any connection to terrorism until his appearance this morning on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”  It’s certainly leaning more in the direction that this was a specific act of terror.

“A specific act of terror?”

Three hours after the blast, a second device was found four blocks away, a pressure cooker that investigators also identified as a bomb. Pressure cookers were used by the Boston Marathon bombers, killing three people and injuring at least 264 others — many seriously — on April 15, 2013. A pressure cooker device was also used in a failed jihadist plot to attack New York’s Times Square in 2010.

Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, a naturalized citizen from Afghanistan, sought in connection with this NYC bombing is thought to be part of a terror cell. He was captured this morning following a shootout with police, after being identified by his cell phone left at the at the site of the unexploded pressure cooker.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo noted that the explosion hadn’t been linked to an international terrorist group, but rightly concluded, “A bomb going off is generically a terrorist activity.” Cuomo missed the point that terrorism doesn’t have to  have international roots. Homegrown terrorism is a reality.

Barack Obama, who referred to the Fort Hood massacre as “workplace violence,” has remained mute. In 2010, Nidal Hasan, a devout Muslim U.S. Army major and psychiatrist, slaughtered 14 people (one an unborn child) and wounded 30 on the Texas Army base, as he shouted “Allahu Akhbar!” (Allah is greater!)

For unadulterated foolishness, this takes the cake:  Saturday evening police responded to calls of multiple shootings and stabbing victims inside s mega-complex shopping mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota. This BNO news coverage should be in the running for the Politically Correct Award of the Year for reporting, “It was not immediately clear whether the stabbings were linked to terrorism.”  This followed St. Cloud Police Chief Blair Anderson saying, “The individual made some references to Allah and we have confirmed that he asked at least one person if they were Muslim before he assaulted them.”

An explosion shook the Elizabeth, New Jersey train station early Monday, where local and federal authorities were investigating a suspicious package. The blast went off as a bomb robot was examining a device inside a backpack under the train tracks around 12:40 a.m. Information was still sketchy in this NJ.com 1:20 AM report.

Micah Halpern, writing for the Observer cogently sums the reluctance to call terrorism by its rightful name in this commentary, “Explosive Language: Call the New York Bombing Terrorism Already.

Along with calling terrorism by its rightful name, we finally need to shut down immigration from terror sponsoring nations. Obama is flooding the U.S. with hundred of thousands of unable to be vetted “refugees,“ and Hillary Clinton has pledged to continue this self destructive lunacy.

Political correctness be damned.

 


Yet another massive McCain miscalculation

September 16, 2016

Belligerent RINO John Kasich soliciting funds for McCain

Failed presidential candidate, John Kasich, who can’t support Donald Trump, our Republican nominee, but eagerly works with Barack Obama on making a final push for Obama’s Trans-Pacific Trade deal —  a massive and disreputable power grab. This deal gives Barack Obama irreversible authority since treaties supersede statutes under the U.S. Constitution.

Though Kasich is working feverishly to promote the outrageous scheme as a parting gift to Obama, he still manages to find time in his busy schedule to hustle money for John McCain.

In Kasich’s preposterous email solicitation, he uses the McCain salutation, “Friend,” and says a future without McCain in the U.S. Senate “is a future I do not want. If you agree with me,” Kasich implores, “then we MUST make certain John McCain remains fighting for our values and beliefs in the Senate.” 

“We will see increased taxes, additional government regulations, and more failed legislation like Obamacare,” Kasich writes.

Kasich’s own left leaning stance has given him a grossly mistaken perspective, hindering his ability to recall that all of those issues he warns about — and more have occurred under McCain’s decade’s long watch.

McCain is clearly not the answer. McCain, running for another 6-year term at age 80 has long been the problem as evident by his leftwing endorsements of candidates, Obama cabinet members and federal judges. This 2012 list includes Kyl, now replaced by the arrogant RINO Jeff Flake, who votes the same and also refuses to support the Republican presidential nominee.


Joe Arpaio targeted by leftist open borders billionaire Soros

September 15, 2016

Radical open borders supporter George Soros funds McCain and Hillary

The Drudge Report links to a 3 TV story detailing the latest low point in Arizona politics.  Just when conservatives think it’s impossible for the establishment to sink to a deeper nadir, we are reminded that John McCain still lurks in the seamiest depths of the political realm. Case in point, the entry of McCain and Hillary backer — multi-billionaire tycoon George Soros. The radical leftist now has Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in his sights as he funds problem plagued challenger, Democrat Paul Penzone. This is Penzone’s second attempt to bring down the popular Arpaio. In the recent Primary Election, Joe Arpaio was met with a repeat challenger and party switching Democrat Dan Saban, who fared badly as a faux Republican, carrying only 26.88 % of the vote to Arpaio’s 65.40%. There were two other also-rans in the race. In the August Primary, the Democrat Party backed Penzone’s opponent.

Soros’ entry into the Maricopa County Sheriff’s race is by no means a stand alone aberration. His Safety and Justice national PAC is a syndicate with long tentacles reaching into law enforcement races in various states, including Illinois, Florida, New Mexico and Texas. He is even funding the expansion of Europe’s “refugee” crisis, declaringnational borders are the obstacle.”

Like his associates and benefactors of his largess John McCain and Hillary Clinton, Soros is an open borders agent, who refers to illegal aliens as migrants. That’s why they get his money and Sheriff Joe Arpaio receives his wrath. John McCain has called his friend Hillarya rock star.”

The name of the game these days is to run high dollar vicious ad campaigns with innocuous sounding names. Grassroots Arizona, based in the DC environs, and which has nothing to do with either grassroots GOP activists or Arizona, was the vehicle used to drag John McCain across the primary finish line by ludicrously accusing challenger Dr. Kelli Ward of risking our national security and having a weak record on defeating Islamic terrorism. It mattered not that Ward, a family practice physician, and former two term state senator was not in a position to vote on matters of national security in the state legislature. She is also a military wife whose husband Col. Michael Ward has served voluntary tours in Kuwait, Iraq and Turkey. He is the Arizona National Guard State Air Surgeon.

Another PAC carrying the vaguely Socialist sounding moniker of Citizens for a Working America, mailed out oversize, full-color and high quality glossy stock fliers encouraging votes for the “real conservative, grassroots slate” of Precinct Committeemen, in an attempt to oust the actual conservatives in precincts statewide. The method was overfilling the allotted positions with McCain cohorts. What’s the point you ask?  

Precinct Committeemen elections are crucial since it is the elected committeemen who elect the intra-party leadership. Having conservatives in these posts hinders the efforts to have compliant stooges voted in to do the biding of the Republicrat honchos, who invariably push for amnesty immediately after they are reelected — though they campaign as committed agents of border security. Retired Sen. Jon Kyl, now a DC lobbyist, engaged in these same deceptive practices in 2012, sending out postcards with his grinning mug on them, as he undercut hardworking conservative PCs.

It’s doubtful the AZ GOP establishment controlled by McCain ally Robert Graham will throw Sheriff Arpaio a lifeline against the liberal Democrat. Let’s be sure we do. Think of your vote as a life jacket. Encourage your friends and neighbors to vote for this good man who has spent his career protecting the citizenry both locally as sheriff and globally with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.