Reagan Foundation’s big blunder

November 16, 2017

Who are the decision makers?

Receiving an invitation to the Reagan Foundation and Institute to hear a speech on “Returning to the principles and purposes of a great national political party,” would certainly strike the right chord with conservatives. The event includes dinner in the Air Force One Pavilion following the program. Tickets are reasonably priced at $75 for the Nov. 27th soirée.

So what’s the catch?

The guest of honor.

He’s someone Arizonans know well as a crude, hot-tempered, erratic, scheming, ethically challenged individual, who has made a career of colluding with liberals, worked to purge conservative elected precinct committeemen from the AZ Republican Party and relentlessly hammers President Donald Trump. What he knows about principles would fit in a thimble.

President Ronald Reagan was a man of integrity, good humor and grace. He possessed a spirit of optimism with which he infused the nation. When giving his Jan. 11, 1989 farewell address, he spoke of the Shining City On A Hill.” It was impossible not to feel the pride in our country that he so richly articulated.

In this Oct. 27, 1964 speech, A Time for Choosing,” prior to Reagan’s own political career, he spoke on behalf of Barry Goldwater’s presidential campaign. It’s been viewed by nearly 2 million people.

This montage shows the good-humored Reagan at his best. What a contrast to the Nov. 27th guest!

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Jeff Flake does the expected: Supports Democrat

November 15, 2017

SRAZ has covered the suspiciously timed allegations aimed at former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore, now running for the U.S. Senate in that state.

On Monday, Jeff Flake, who opted out of his own senate race in Arizona after being faced with the reality of abysmal polling numbers, gratuitously jumped into the fray, lodging his own assault on Roy Moore.

“Just to be clear,“ Flake tweeted, “if the choice is between Roy Moore and a Democrat, I would run to the polling place to vote for the Democrat.”

This is not abhorrent behavior. The aptly named Flake, it should be remembered, escorted Merrick Garland through the halls of the U.S. Senate, introducing Obama’s lame duck choice for the vacant seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, as he attempted to garner votes for the Democrat‘s confirmation. Had he been successful, the dramatic leftward lurch of the high court, would have had irrevocable negative consequences. 

Fortunately, though much to Flake’s dismay, Donald Trump was elected president. He nominated Tenth Circuit Appellate Judge Neil Gorsuch who was confirmed to fill the seat made available by the unexpected death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia.

Amnesty supporter Jeff Flake has long confused the two political parties and what they stand for. He’s had his snout in the public trough so long, he’s unable to discern the stark differences. They each have platforms, which he obviously has never taken the time to review.


Reality takes a hike when Trump haters gather

October 29, 2017

From time to time SRAZ has posted, “Weekend reading guaranteed to make you smarter.” With the retirement of brilliant conservative Thomas Sowell, such worthy columns are more difficult to find.

Yet as much as we enjoy reading columnists with whom we agree, it’s crucial to be aware of what  those passing themselves off as conservatives attempt to misrepresent as factual.

Today we are veering off into the incomprehensible mindset of New York Times columnist David Brooks, who appeared Friday on ‘PBS NewsHour’ with Judy Woodruff and Mark Shields. Woodruff was recently honored at a soiree in Phoenix where she was presented with the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, given annually by Arizona State University. In her acceptance speech, Woodruff issued an assurance that “journalists are not the enemy.”

That bit of information should prepare you for what comes next —  David Brooks: This Was The Week Steve Bannon Really Took Control Of The Republican Party, posted on Real Clear Politics.

RINOs, such as Arizona’s two now irrelevant senators and leftists have joined at the hip in portraying highly accomplished Bannon as evil incarnate.  His wrongdoing?  Bringing Donald Trump to the forefront of the GOP primary lineup of 17 candidates and across the finish line as the campaign’s chief executive. After Trump was elected president, Bannon was appointed White House Chief Strategist before returning to Breitbart News as executive chairman.

David Brooks’ New York Times op-ed, The Week Trump won, opens with references to Lenin, Trotsky “and the rest of the Bolsheviks” taking over Russia.  Guess who he views as the present day disastrous political extremists? 


Flake and McCain: Liberal colluders to the end

October 28, 2017

Flake showboats on Jones Act, McCain mocks Secretary of Homeland Security even as President Trump has temporarily lifted the Jones Act provisions at the request of Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rossello.

 It would be too much to expect that egotist Jeff Flake — who announced his retirement from the U.S. Senate after conceding he couldn’t win reelection — would sit down and shut up. But with the glowing coverage he’s gotten from the Arizona Republic, he’s on  roll, obviously intending to milk his waning days in office. And how better than to try to diminish the Trump administration and Arizona Republicans by scheming with eight House Democrats — and, of course, John McCain — to loudly push the repeal of the Jones Act.

Arizona’s Senior Senator (ASS) McCain sent this letter to Elaine Duke, acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, in which he demands answers to seven questions posed to her, preceded with the sarcastic, “As you know,” and “Given your firsthand experience with the Jones Act….”

The Jones Act, a law implemented in 1920, requires all goods shipped between U.S. ports be carried by ships built by Americans and operated by Americans. Under the law, foreign vessels that enter Puerto Rico are subject to taxes, fees and tariffs.

Ailing octogenarian ASS and short-termer Flake have taken this on as a mission in the wake of Hurricane Maria savaging Puerto Rico, an unincorporated U.S. territory located in the Caribbean Sea. They portray themselves as saviors though President Trump had already implemented a waiver at the request of Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello.

That’s how negotiations are supposed to work. Although such reasoning  exceeds their ability, the showboating Republicrat duo, who are both rankled at the fact that Donald Trump is the president, need to allow the White House to conduct its business.

McCain lost his bid for the presidency. Flake conceded he would have lost his senate race and announced his retirement at the conclusion of his current term.


A new tough guy Dem for the AZ Republic to endorse

October 27, 2017

Redeem Green Robinson has got a lot on his plate. The 28-year-old Democrat is a candidate for the state Senate in Legislative District 30 in the 2018 Primary Election.  He’s also charged with assault and criminal damage originating from a fight earlier this year with his now former-girlfriend.

During the 2016 election cycle, Paul Penzone, who had previously roughed up his then-wife, won the Arizona Republic’s endorsement for Maricopa County Sheriff.  Incumbent Sheriff Joe Arpaio, happily married to his wife Ava for six decades was on the newspaper’s hit list, taking slings and arrows on a daily basis for enforcing the law. Popular Arpaio was elected to an unprecedented 6-four-year terms.

The Arizona Republic endorsed Penzone, whose campaign was funded by open borders globalist George Soros who funneled $2 million to Penzone. It didn’t hurt that Penzone, using the strings-attached-cash, bought full page ads in the failing Republic where the bottom line matters more than integrity. Soon after Penzone was elected, he showed his gratitude to billionaire Soros by referring to illegal aliens as “guests.”


Flake’s a loser: Time to diminish conservative Ward

October 23, 2017

Fish wrap back to trying to slay conservative candidates

The Arizona Republic is in the throes of political agony. Its two venerated RINOcrat senators are in trouble. “Thumbs down” McCain, 81, who deliberately sabotaged President Trump’s efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare, is seriously ill. Jeff Flake is reaping what he has sown in denigrating President Trump, and is failing in the polls.

Flake, running for a second 6-year senate term in 2018, is struggling to  keep his head above water. Writing an ill-timed, anti-Trump booklet has not endeared him to Republicans in a state that gave Trump all 11 of its electoral votes.

 Enter Dan Nowicki, McCain’s sycophantic reporter employed by the Hillary-endorsing  newspaper.  Rather than reporting accurately about  conservative challenger Dr. Kelli Ward, who just this past week had a thunderous campaign kickoff featuring conservative icon Laura Ingraham and executive chairman of Breitbart News, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon.

Nowicki compares Ward, a family practice physician and two-term state senator, to two women he identifies as “tea party” candidates from Nevada and Delaware, both  of whom won their 2010 primaries only to lose in the general election.  He gets a pass from the left-of-center newspaper which would be the first to call this sexist coverage if the topic was Democrat women.

This iffy language, lacking specifics, is typical of the style Nowicki employs to make his foolish point regarding Dr. Ward:

Many Republicans consider her a weak candidate.”

Some political observers say she could help deliver the senate seat to the Democrats in the general election.”

He repeats the fallacious McCain hype calling her “Chemtrail Kelli” for responding to a question at a candidate forum during her challenge to McCain. Nowicki batters Ward for her commitment to building a wall along our southern border, conveniently overlooking the fact that John McCain and Jeff Flake, both court globalist, billionaire George Soros — a committed Socialist —-  and  open borders proponent — except when McCain and Flake are candidates.

Following Nowicki’s Sunday article, the Republic’s columnist Laurie Roberts jumped in today, with a heading, “Kelli Ward’s run is Democrats’ dream come true.” Echo queen Roberts reaches into the newspaper’s reliable reiteration barrel to absurdly link Dr. Ward to “chemtrials,” and those considered unsavory enough to sully Ward.  But Roberts tosses what she hopes is credibility by going to defamed political operative Nathan Sproul for substantiation of her anti-Ward thesis.

Describing Dr. Kelli Ward’s 2016 loss to John McCain, Nowicki fails to note that McCain outspent her 10 to 1, and brazenly lied about her.  As is his modus operandi McCain has a third candidate enter the race  to split the vote, ensuring  his victory. 

Jeff Flake has been at the public trough for the majority of his adult life, except for a stint as a lobbyist and  registered foreign agent in the African nation of Namibia, where he worked for Rossing Uranium — one of the world’s largest suppliers of nuclear fuel. Flake earned a substantial salary opening doors in D.C. and promoting the firm which had deep financial ties to Iran.

Take time to read about Dr. Kelli Ward and review her principled positions on the issues facing Arizonans and all Americans. Donate what you can. This is a crucial race and she isn’t sitting atop a pile of lobbyist money as Flake is.


Stalked by McCain: We can run, but we can’t hide

October 22, 2017

Media coverage is non-stop, often contrived

Arizona’s senior senator (ASS) has suddenly become ubiquitous. There are reports large, and reports small of his statements, threats or deeds. A USA Today Page One report that doesn’t mention ASS, has a jump page headline that prominently features his name, although he is mentioned only in passing on the second page.

Another appearance in the same newspaper the following day is a  front page report relating that he is teaming on a ”bi-partisan” bill targeting online political ads — requiring financial disclosure. Notice he didn’t find this issue so compelling when he was a candidate outspending his challengers 10 to 1 and flooding the Internet with his own ads. “Bi-partisan” is an interesting description, since nominal Republican McCain is doing what he’s done his entire career, colluding with Democrats, in this case as the lone Republican.

He is also demanding more information on the ambush in Niger that killed four U.S. soldiers, saying the Trump administration is not being forthright and he might have to resort to issuing a subpoena. There were no such demands or threats aimed at Pres. Obama or McCain’s longtime pal Hillary Clinton, then-Secretary of State, when the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was attacked by Muslim terrorists resulting in four deaths, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens.

The Obama administration’s lies and cover-up merited nary a blip on McCain’s alert meter. He issued no subpoenas. McCain, 81, and recently diagnosed with an aggressive form of  brain cancer, remains a bitter and vengeful man who despises Donald Trump for attaining the presidency which will forever elude him. He has also threatened to hold up defense nominations, a tactic he’s previously employed against President Trump. 

In ASS’s small mind, being consumed by a jealous rage takes precedent over President Trump’s ability to successfully run the country and keep the military fully staffed and equipped. McCain who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee, reverts, as always, to letting his bruised ego get in the way of honorable governance.

Playing Dad for a Day, McCain will appear with his daughter Meghan on the left-wing ABC daytime show, “The View,” in honor of her 33rd birthday on Monday.  A Republicrat like her father, Meghan was recently hired as  the “conservative voice” though her conservative credentials are sorely lacking.

She only registered as a Republican when her father ran for president in 2008, as seen in this photo op flanked by her mother and then-Secretary of State Jan Brewer. Expect Trump bashing to ramp up as she obligingly throws the show’s liberals the red meat they crave.