AZ GOP elites display utter contempt for state committeemen & UPDATE

January 28, 2018

Arizona Freedom Alliance does a fine job of setting the stage for the AZ GOP Statutory Meeting, which took place Saturday, Jan. 27. This back story is necessary reading for a complete picture of what GOP “leaders” think of the conservative, elected state committeemen. The site also exposed the subterfuge engaged in by the state party regarding Bylaws, issuing an alert regarding the weaponizing of the Bylaws against PCs.

The Arizona Daily Independent  (ADI) has an updated, fact-filled report/exposé on Saturday’s Statutory meeting. AZ GOP leadership derisively known as the “McCain Machine,” has thrown the Republican  Party into disarray, kicking conservatives to the curb.

ADI pr0viides additional coverage of the AZ GOP state meeting: Put Another AZGOP Meeting in the Can – NEW information.

 

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Democrats rival Houdini as documents disappear

January 23, 2018

Democrats have a wily propensity for “losing” important documents, especially when they could reveal their nefarious involvement in matters they prefer to conceal. We saw this phenomena occur when Hillary Clinton mysteriously lost the billing records linking her and her Arkansas law firm to the notorious Whitewater scandal, a shady real estate venture. When they were mysteriously located in the White House family quarters two years later, the FBI found her fingerprints and those of her old friend and Deputy White House Counsel Vince Foster among those discovered on the records. Foster committed suicide in the midst of the unraveling scandal

The latest gambit involves missing text messages — thousands of them — between Peter Strzok and his girlfriend Lisa Page, both married FBI officials and dedicated Hillary partisans during the 2016 election.

It’s clear former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch knew well in advance of FBI Director James Comey’s press conference that he would not recommend charging Hillary Clinton for her misuse of her email server putting classified information at risk while Secretary of State.

The revelation was included in the text messages exchanged between Strzok and  Page, and  significantly diminishes the credibility of Lynch’s earlier commitment to accept Comey’s recommendation — a assurance she made while pushing the charade that the two were not coordinating with each other.

The deceit at the highest levels is mind-boggling. Comey and Lynch reportedly knew that Clinton would never face charges even before the FBI conducted its three-hour interview with Clinton, which was supposedly intended to gather more information into her mishandling of classified information.

When Bill Clinton just happened to run into Loretta Lynch — each on private jets — on the tarmac at Phoenix Sky Harbor International in Aug. 2017, they claimed they spent time chatting about his golf game and their grandchildren.

Believe that and the slippery duo has got a bridge or two to sell you.


McCain: Incapable of doing job, lacks grace to retire

January 21, 2018

Who’s McCain’s ghost writer?

To the casual observer, it appears John McCain has been very busy. Though seriously ill with what his Mayo Clinic doctors describe as an “aggressive form of brain cancer,” he continues to weigh in on D.C. issues and place the blame for government intransigence squarely where he thinks it belongs — on Republicans.

We are led to believe octogenarian McCain has become a prolific writer as he recuperates from the unrecoverable and deals with the debilitating side effects of the therapy he‘s been receiving, which often returns him to the hospital. He tweets and writes commentaries like this one imploring President Trump to stop attacking the press — ignoring the fact that it’s the same leftist press that eagerly prints his own condemnations and has waged war on the president since before his inauguration. McCain also has his name attached to a globalist vantage point op-ed that appeared in The Economist, titled, “The World in 2018”: Defending the Liberal World Order.That’s a title we couldn’t make up. The article reeks of  the influence of billionaire Socialist One Worlder George Soros, a generous McCain funder who despises national borders.

McCain’s senate office, which was issuing intermittent updated health reports, has been silent, though CNN reported in mid-December that he was described as increasingly frail.

One of McCain’s last public acts was the intentionally theatrical and spiteful thumbs down vote he cast against Republican efforts on the “skinny repeal” of Obamacare. The senate balloting was delayed in anticipation of his much needed vote. Sick or well, McCain is a showboating antagonist who continually colludes with Democrats against the party under whose banner he has run for nearly four decades.

McCain has missed important votes and key staff members are leaving for more secure positions. He obviously isn’t writing commentaries or spending his days tweeting. The charade by his well-intentioned  staff does him no favors. The chances of him returning to the senate are slim. Arizonans deserve representation. Gov. Doug Ducey, whose own election carried the GOP syndicate’s endorsement, including McCain‘s, would be in the odd position of appointing a successor to the man he has known since he moved to Arizona in 1982 to attend ASU and went to work for Hensley & Co., Cindy Hensley McCain’s Anheuser-Busch distributorship.

Even given the awkwardness of the situation, it’s imperative to fill the seat with a Republican who can show up for work. John McCain recently had the newly renovated Terminal 3 at Phoenix’ Sky Harbor International Airport named for him by the Democrat majority Phoenix City Council. Now he could show some reciprocal decency to the taxpayers who funded that extravagant gift and let them have the senate representation they deserve in an environment where very vote counts.


AZ SOS Michele Reagan seeks voters in Mexico

January 20, 2018

Western Journalism reports that an online ad paid for with Arizonans’ tax dollars are encouraging voter participation…. in Mexico

According to the report, “Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan appears prominently in the ad, despite that fact she will be on the ballot herself in the fall.”

It was previously reported that Reagan, with anemic polling numbers due to her mismanagement of the office, was one of the secretaries of state who refused to participate in President Trump’s Commission on Election Integrity. Most of the states that indicated they would not comply are led by Democrats. In this July 26, 2017 letter to Reagan, Kris W. Kobach, Vice Chair of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, advised her that more than 30 states had already responded to his request and either agreed to provide these publicly available records, or were currently evaluating what specific records they may provide in accordance with their state laws.

 Kobach, currently the Kansas Secretary of State, is a 2018 candidate for governor. A bold conservative and recognized legal scholar, he has led the fight against voter fraud and illegal immigration. It’s no surprise he would meet with resistance from Michele Reagan. In 2011, as a state senator, Michele Reagan voted against five bills dealing with the continuing invasion of Arizona by illegal aliens. Democrats voted in unison against all five bills. Republicans who ran as conservatives, misrepresented their positions to their constituents. SRAZ titled the post, Meet Arizona’s Benedict Arnolds.

Long known as a Republican-of-convenience, reaping the benefits that an “R” after her famous, but unrelated, name affords, Reagan resigned her position as a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 2016, rather than go to Cleveland to vote for Donald Trump. That won’t play well with the Trump supporters who put him over the top to take the state of Arizona on election night.

She oversaw a snafu-filled election process with vital election information pamphlets not mailed to all voter households and half of the polling places missing from those listed, resulting in long lines where some voters waited for hours to cast their ballots in the presidential preference election.

The conservative Republican challenging Reagan on the 2018 ballot is Lori Klein Corbin, former state Senator and current Republican National Committeewoman.

Though things seem bleak, Michele Reagan does have one friend who commends her “great leadership.”


AZ MC GOP turns out in force prior to midterms

January 14, 2018

Republican Maricopa County elected precinct committeemen assembled over 1,400 strong (in person and by proxy) Saturday for their mandatory meeting, presided over by chairman Chris Herring. In addition to voting on bylaws amendments, resolutions and electing five members-at-large, the gathering provided a showcase for candidates and elected officials to see and be seen. Nominating petitions and pens got a workout, with earnest handshaking in abundance. This is the foreplay to the 2018 election cycle, which is guaranteed to be unlike any other in memory.

Arizona is staring both of its U.S. Senate seats in the eyes, as Jeff Flake, seeing his bottom-dragging polling numbers in the wake of his repeated attacks on President Trump, has decided to take himself out of the race, rather than be unceremoniously kicked to the curb by the electorate he’s enflamed with his sneering insolence directed at the Republican president. John McCain is battling what has been described as an “aggressive” form of brain cancer, first revealed in July 2017. He’s been undergoing debilitating treatment and few expect him to return to Washington.

 U.S. Rep. Trent Franks (CD 8) on the heels of an abrupt retirement was no where in sight, but was the recipient of hearty applause as District 4 County Supervisor Clint Hickman reminded those in attendance that he deserved thanks for his years of service.  At last count, Arizona was closing in on two senate vacancies and one in the U.S. House prompting numerous candidates to announce.

 Taking to the podium were Gov. Doug Ducey, U.S. Reps. Andy Biggs (CD-5), Paul Gosar (CD-4) and David Schweikert (CD-6). County Attorney Bill Montgomery, County Assessor Paul Peterson, County School Superintendent, Steve Watson, and Chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, Steve Chucri all gave speeches — strictly limited to 2 minutes. Clerk of the Superior Court, Michael Jeanes, surprised many with his announced intention to retire after two decades, effective Feb. 5.  Gov. Ducey will appoint his successor.

Schmoozing outside the auditorium, were Martha McMcSally, who bungled into the senate race with her bizarre Friday announcement telling the GOP to “grow a pair of ovaries.” Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, also newly announced in the senate race, was frequently surrounded by groupies and reporters.  Conservative Dr. Kelli Ward maintained a dominant presence, with abundant signs and volunteers circulating nominating petitions.

But the most telling segment, taking the pulse on the mood of the day was the speech by Member-at-Large candidate Joe Neglia, who tossed the routine, “I will work hard for you” speech in favor of asking the assembled committeemen if they were happy with Sen. Jeff Flake’s donation to the Democrat in the Alabama senate race, if they liked Flake pushing for the confirmation of an Obama nominated Democrat to the U.S. Supreme Court, and if they liked Jeff Flake routinely tearing down Pres. Trump.  His questions were met with loud replies of, “No!!” The same negative response followed his question concerning John McCain voting with the Democrats to retain Obamacare. Neglia followed that by questioning the silence on these treacherous acts from the state GOP chairman.

Joe Neglia won — both in winning a MAL seat and in capturing the frustration of political conservatives who loyally volunteer for the Republican Party.


Trump to Larry King: “Oprah will always be my first VP choice”

January 9, 2018

Mike Pence must have been  the runner up

Donald Trump was a guest on “Larry King Live” nearly two decades ago, announcing the formation of an exploratory committee to possibly seek the candidacy of the Reform Party. (positions under link.)

King asked, “Do have a vice presidential candidate in mind?” Without much hesitation,  Trump replied: “I love Oprah. Oprah would always be my first choice.”

“I think she’s really a great woman. A terrific woman, She’s somebody that’s really special. If she’d do it, she’d be fantastic. She’s popular, she’s brilliant, she’s wonderful woman. If she’d do it….she’s a very exceptional woman,” Trump gushed.


Dumping Flake: Nov. 6, 2018 a much anticipated day

January 9, 2018

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.