It’s time to ditch McCain’s negative influence, not embrace it

November 20, 2017

MCRC Briefs makes mention of an upcoming fundraiser referred to as a “Red Hot & Blue BBQ.” The event, benefits two “moderate” incumbent state Representatives, Jill Norgaard (LD-18) and Maria Syms (LD-28) and one retread candidate, Shawnna Bolick, who has switched legislative districts for a better shot at the political golden ring. She’s previously missed the mark twice in her old hunting ground.

The event, featuring Diamondbacks legend Luis Gonzalez will be hosted at the Paradise Valley home of Debbie and Bill Cheatham.

Many remember Bill Cheatham as the McCain Inc. backed choice, clobbered in his attempt to unseat conservative Rob Haney as Maricopa County Republican Chairman. Cheatham not only failed, he failed miserably.

Haney, the former Legislative District 11 chairman (now reconfigured as 28), was swept to victory garnering almost 70 percent of the ballots cast in the county race. His slate of officers also won overwhelmingly. The six Maricopa County Committee by-law changes were also big winners, as each won by over 1,000 votes.

The full account of that Jan.8, 2011 meeting can be read here.

And while we’re on the topics of actual conservatives vs. the McCain influence, women candidates, and the 2018 election cycle, take a look at the most recent polling figures in the Arizona U.S. Senate race, provided by Phoenix-based OH Predictive Insights. Conservative Dr. Kelli Ward, running an issues centered campaign, crushes CD-2 incumbent Martha McSally in the primary. Outside of her left-leaning Pima County base, McSally’s name ID is low. Revily polling positions Ward as the front-runner in an early match up with Democrat Kyrsten Sinema (CD-9), who has magically transformed herself from radical to mainstream. (The linked post was written just before Jeff Flake shut down his reelection campaign.)

This Arizona race will be defining not only for our state, but will have far-reaching consequences nationally. .After years in the Republlicrat wilderness, we finally have a conservative candidate. Do what you can to get Dr. Kelli Ward elected.

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Al Franken not so funny, Judge Moore stands firm

November 18, 2017

Although this Bloomberg report attempts to link the ongoing and appalling sexcapades of Minnesota Democrat Senator Al Franken with Alabama Senatorial candidate Roy Moore, there are no similarities.

Moore, a twice elected Supreme Court Justice and two-time candidate for governor has never had any charges of sexual impropriety leveled against him in all of his previous campaigns — until he decided to run for the U.S. Senate. Whereas Franken, when faced with overwhelming evidence, including a damning photo, acknowledged his guilt and, according to today’s front page article, “personally” apologized for forcibly attacking the woman who was on a USO tour in Afghanistan  with him. The press account refers to the photo as “joking.”  Crudeness is not new to Franken, who publicly discussed drugging and raping CBS reporter Lesley Stahl.

Moore has steadfastly denied the claims, post dated 40 years, and maintained his innocence.

Prior to being elected, Franken was a comedian. He was elected from the same state that put professional wrestler Jesse “the Body” Ventura in the governor’s office. Those occasional  -60 F winter temperatures obviously mess with clarity of thinking.

An AP report in today‘s Arizona Republic, attempting to deflect from predatory Democrats is headlined, “As sex scandals topple those with power, some ask: Why not Trump?” referring to a private comment he made prior to his election.   A better question would be “How did President Bill Clinton get away with lying and suborning perjury about his affair with a White House intern — which he later admitted?”

The Roy Moore case is simple to follow. It’s deeply rooted in politics. As we previously noted in  “Gunning for Roy Moore: Why now?” within the state of Alabama Roy Moore was insulated and safe from scurrilous accusations to take him out of his previous campaigns. This time is different.  He’s a conservative running for the U.S. Senate. The party apparatus — most notably Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — wants pliable. Roy Moore doesn’t fit that description. The accusatory story broke in the Washington Post, a far left publication solely owned by multi-billionaire Jeff Bezos, who didn’t think it important to cover the ongoing rape allegations against Hollywood insider Harvey Weinstein, but is dedicated to perpetrating politically based allegations against Roy Moore.

Mitch McConnell’s leadership position is riding on this U.S. Senate race. His shaky majority could well be upended by uncompromising conservative Roy Moore.

Curiously, none of Moore’s accusers were heard from when he was elected chief justice in 2000 and 2012 or when he ran for governor in 2006 and 2010, making the timing of the women’s claims even more suspicious.

The Washington syndicate can’t tolerate a man of conscience who won’t robotically fall in line with the D.C. power structure, which is why McConnell is now demanding that Moore, “Step aside.”

To his credit, Judge Moore is digging in his heels. If we were all to cower and run in the face of suspicious and contrived allegations, the wrong people would always win. As a man of faith, Judge Moore knows that and will not concede to evil.

 


Flying into McCain?

November 17, 2017

Mayor Stanton employs odd tactic to aid his next political pursuit — naming airport terminal after pilot who crashed 3 planes*

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton has political aspirations that far exceed the job he’s held since 2012. Although he  filed to run for Secretary of State earlier this year, the liberal Democrat now has his eye on congress. With U. S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, a fellow leftist, abandoning the 9th Congressional District post to run for the U.S. Senate, Stanton has decided to try his luck for the open CD 9 seat in 2018.

His vote-getting scheme calculated to bring RINOs into the Democrat fold is the renaming of Terminal 3 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

Stanton’s fawning words showcase Arizona’s Senior Senator’s (ASS) appeal to the left:

“Senator McCain has given so much of himself to our country, to Arizona and to Phoenix. Giving something back to an American hero, a former naval aviator and a 30-year member of the U.S. Senate is the least we can do,” Stanton announced Thursday.

Stanton also took to twitter where the majority of tweets were anti-McCain, until word went out to give him some accolades, which appear grouped together.

Councilman Jim Waring, who began his political career as an aide to ASS — with whom he still maintains a strong relationship — said:

“This is a fitting tribute to a man who personifies courage and perseverance.” Waring added, “Sky Harbor Airport is one of America’s busiest airports and is a point of pride for Phoenicians.  As such, there is no greater honor the city can bestow than to name one of its terminals after a community leader. Tens of millions of visitors and residents will see Senator McCain’s name and be reminded of his long service and personal sacrifice on behalf of Arizona and our country.” 

Perseverance? Does that include running for another six-year term at age 81? Being the dramatic ‘thumb’s down’ vote against replacing Obamacare? Digging in his heels after a brain cancer diagnosis in order to continue hammering President Trump — including passing a bogus dossier intending to implicate Trump to the FBI director? ASS is a bitter and vengeful man.

Waring’s apple-polishing foolishness requires approval of the Democrat majority City Council members who will consider the proposal Nov. 29. It will then be forwarded to ASS’s office for “full consideration.”  Bet on a quick ‘thumb’s up.’

Terminal 3  is in the midst of a nearly $600 million renovation, scheduled to be completed in 2020. 

* Read the LA Times report on McCain’s botched flying record resulting in three costly crashes.


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.


Gunning for Roy Moore: Why now?

November 14, 2017

The U.S. Senate race in Alabama has tentacles that reach deeper and encompass more than most casual political observers can fathom. It also exposes the seamy underbelly of internecine party politics — in this case — the go-along-to-get-along establishment Republicans who are all too eager to see conservative Roy Moore kicked to the curb. 

Hauling out accusations of alleged inappropriate behavior with young women claimed as fact by questionable sources or those tied to the Democrat hierarchy, that ostensibly took place nearly 40 years ago is indicative of the lengths to which the desperate will go.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), which fundraises for Senate candidates has withdrawn its support of Moore despite four decades in which he has been a candidate in five statewide campaigns, three county elections and has remained outspoken regarding religious liberty and a public monument of the Ten Commandments.

But Mitch McConnell toady Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Col.), chair of the McConnell-controlled NRSC doesn’t care as he bizarrely threatens to nullify the vote of the people of Alabama, saying, “If he refuses to withdraw and wins, the Senate should vote to expel him, because he does not meet the ethical and moral requirements of the United States Senate.”

We missed similar demands regarding U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, (D-NJ).

Even with close scrutinizing in the public media and with the intrigue of opposition research, these issues have never been raised against Roy Moore.

Why now?

The answer is simple. Running within the state of Alabama Roy Moore was insulated and safe from scurrilous accusations meant to take him out of his previous campaigns. This time is different.  He’s a conservative running for the U.S. Senate. The party apparatus — most notably Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — wants pliable. Roy Moore doesn’t fit that description. The story broke in the Washington Post, a far left publication solely owned by multi-billionaire Jeff Bezos, who didn’t think it important to cover the ongoing rape allegations against Hollywood insider Harvey Weinstein, but is dedicated to perpetrating politically based allegations against Roy Moore.

Mitch McConnell’s leadership position is riding on this U.S. Senate race. His shaky majority could well be upended by uncompromising conservative Roy Moore.

Curiously, none of Moore’s accusers were heard from when he was elected chief justice in 2000 and 2012 or when he ran for governor in 2006 and 2010, making the women’s claims even more suspicious.

The Washington syndicate can’t tolerate a man of conscience who won’t automatically fall in line with the D.C. power structure, which is why McConnell is now demanding that Moore, “ Step aside.”

But things are different on the home front in Alabama. “I got more calls yesterday for Roy Moore signs than I have since the primary,” Calhoun County Republican Party Chairman James Bennett told the Montgomery Advertiser on Friday. “I think they’re (Moore supporters) are very skeptical of the reporting four weeks before the election. They’re going to withhold their judgment, but they’re not going to withhold their vote.”

Speaking to supporters, Moore nailed it, saying,

“The Democrats, and the Republican establishment, know the importance of this election. In fact, most people in America know the importance of this election. They view it as a prelude to the elections coming in 2018. It may very well determine the future of our country. This is a prime example of fake news, an attempt to divert attention from the true issues that face our country like healthcare, military readiness, tax reform, immigration, and the national debt. We do not intend to let the Democrats or the establishment Republicans or anybody else behind this story stop this campaign. There are investigations going on. In the next few days, there will be revelations about the motivations and the content of these lies. They will be brought to the public.”

Prominent evangelical Christians James Dobson, who heads Focus on the Family and Rev. Franklin Graham praised Roy Moore in advance of Alabama’s Senate runoff.

 Dec. 12 Moore will face Democrat Doug Jones.


Claims of sexual harassment reach fever pitch

November 12, 2017

McCain hypocrisy front and center

The newly virulent sexual harassment plague has hit the Arizona State Legislature and Yuma LD 13 Republican Rep. Don Shooter is the latest casualty. And we mean casualty. Mi-Ai Parrish, the publisher of the Arizona Republic, claims he insulted her. He’s dead man walking.

The symptoms are claims of leering eyes accompanied by a mouth capable of uttering perceived insults. As we have witnessed in Alabama with the obscene spectacle accompanying nearly 40-year-old claims now being leveled against former state Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore — currently poised to win the U.S. Senate seat — all hands are on deck to take him out.

Accusations of improprieties are all it takes for reputations to be ruined, jobs lost, and families destroyed. There is no recourse for the accused since the presumption of innocence until proven guilty doesn’t apply.

Politicians — hypocrite John McCain leads the pack —  line up to take whacks at the accused. Media outlets are unable to get their fill of the salacious tidbits, actual or manufactured. Headlines echo themselves day after day.

We don’t presume to know which reports are true and which are contrived.  But there is something disturbing about this scorched earth policy of calling for accused individuals to “resign now!” that has recently reached epidemic proportions. In criminal trials, the burden is on the prosecution to establish guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. That is obviously not the case when establishment politicians want to deny an office to a known conservative.

This rush to judgment brings to mind notorious cases, such as the fallacious rape claims made by Tawana Brawley against 6 innocent men. The hapless Duke University Lacrosse players suffered the same fate until exonerated. Anita Hill, whose lawyer was left-wing politico Janet Napolitano accused Clarence Thomas of harassment in a failed effort to keep him off the U.S. Supreme Court.  Each of those cases had a racial component, giving them even greater victimization status since the accusers were all black females. The reputations of the accused in those cases were irreparably damaged even after  their innocence was proven.

And speaking of McCain, the showboating fraud is all over the news again, railing against Pres. Trump for what McCain characterizes as appearing to accept the word of Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin regarding last year’s election interference.

When Barack Obama was brazenly interfering with the Israeli presidential election and operatives were sent to insure the defeat of Pres. Benjamin Netanyahu, where was McCain?  The usually loquacious McCain was silent.


Magical McCain: Knows the past, foretells the future & Update

November 10, 2017

Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore too conservative for GOP establishment elites who try to take him down

Sex abuse has become the issue of the day. After initial complaints surfaced, emboldening others, allegations about media mogul Harvey Weinstein reached epic proportions. As per the latest script, he checked himself into rehab. We’d already seen this explosive scenario with Bill Cosby as women came forth with their stories. Then came the even more difficult exposés as young boys channeled into the entertainment industry began revealing the abuse by movie celebrities who preferred them to the glamorous females who surrounded them.

Syracuse.com provides a seemingly endless list of Hollywood celebs who have had allegations made against them.

Now it gets political. Roy Moore, a former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, recently won a hotly contested GOP senate primary runoff election in that state, to succeed Jeff Sessions who is now serving as U.S. Attorney General in the Trump administration.  Appointed Senator Luther Strange lost despite being backed with millions of dollars in support from a Senate PAC aligned with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

“The attempt by the silk-stocking Washington elitists to control the vote of the people of Alabama has failed,” Moore declared on election night.

Maybe. Maybe not. They play hardball and don’t like to lose.

The establishment was none too happy with the election outcome. What better way to take down this strong Christian conservative, who was a Captain in Vietnam after graduating from West Point, and prior to attending law school, than to allege sexual misconduct? It’s the rage.

 The interestingly timed bombshell accusations come from Leigh Corfman, a three-time divorcee so deeply in debt she’s filed for bankruptcy protection on several occasions.  She now claims Moore engaged in “sexual misconduct” with her 38 years ago when she was 14 and Moore was 32. According to her account, there was no actual sexual contact. As a troubled teen from a broken home, she reportedly used drugs and attempted suicide.

But who does John McCain believe? McCain, the self-appointed judge and jury says, “The allegations against Roy Moore are deeply disturbing and disqualifying. He should immediately step aside and allow the people of Alabama to elect a candidate they are proud of.”

Our bet is the starkly politically motivated accusations will energize Roy Moore’s supporters.

Surprise!! It turns out Debbie Gibson, one of Alabama senatorial candidate Roy Moore’s accusers is a dedicated Democrat activist who has worked for the DNC as a sign language interpreter for Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden. This disclosure was mysteriously missing from the Washington Post’s original report which was heavy with finger-pointing and light on substantiated facts. Gibson worked for Roy Moore’s Democrat opponent, Doug Jones, prior to the accusations becoming public.