We’ll start with the truism that each day is a gift. Wishing them away is beyond foolish. But conservatives can be excused for looking forward in anticipation to the Nov. 6, midterm general election.
As the votes roll in, it will signal the end of the showboating, contrarian political career of the exceptionally mediocre Jeff Flake. He began his time in office under the guise of deceit — vowing he would only serve three terms in the U.S. House. When the time came to fulfill his pledge, he inanely grinned while glibly admitting, “I lied,” and ran for a fourth, fifth and sixth term, before heading to the senate in 2012 with major assists from John McCain and retiring Sen. Jon Kyl. Even with the senior senators going to bat for the marginal Flake, he won by a mere 3 points.
In retrospect, it’s a good bet Flake’s far more accomplished opponent, former U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona, M.D., a man with a powerful personal story and background in the military and law enforcement would have served Arizonans better. The impoverished high school dropout who won two Purple Hearts for combat wounds in Vietnam, got his GED and earned numerous degrees eventually becoming a nurse, medical doctor and professor. Due to a disagreement with George W. Bush, the president who appointed him, the registered Independent allowed himself to be recruited by the Dems, which was a mistake.
Flake’s main job outside of feeding at the public trough was as a registered foreign agent lobbying in D.C. on behalf of Rossing Uranium, a company which operates a mine in the African nation of Namibia — where he previously lived during his church mission and became fluent in Afrikaans. The company is among the world’s largest suppliers of nuclear fuel —- and partially owned by Iran.
A total of 468 seats in the U.S. Congress (33 Senate seats and all 435 House seats) are up for election on Nov. 6, 2018. Heading into the election, Republicans hold a 52 seat majority in the 100 member Senate. There will be several special election due to congressional resignations including Trent Franks, here in Arizona.
Like amnesty supporters McCain and Kyl, Flake had no trouble jumping on the amnesty train. In fact, he and McCain were the architects of the infamous Gang of 8 amnesty schemers. Flake cultivated a friendship with Barack Obama, traveling with him to Kenya and Cuba, and even promoting his lame duck appointment of Democrat Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court to fill the vacancy that occurred by the unexpected death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia. The election of Donald Trump put an end to that disastrous attempt. President Trump nominated Judge Neil Grosuch, who had earlier in his career clerked for Scalia. He was eventually confirmed.
Now we read that as a lame duck, with nothing to lose, Flake is back in the amnesty— a word he abhors — saddle again.
This important report by John Binder describes the trickery currently being engaged in by committed anti-Trump fanatic Jeff Flake. In the past, we’ve said he is aptly named. On further consideration, the moniker ‘Jeff the Snake’ is even more fitting.
Conservative Dr. Kelli Ward, formerly a two-term state senator, is running to replace Flake in the U.S. Senate and is deserving of our support.We can’t afford another mistake.