…though he played as a regular on Obama’s weekly basketball team
There’s been too much written about Jeff Flake in recent days. If your tastes run to the most grotesque in the political realm, he’s a compelling character, to be sure.
Although we abhor giving him more of the publicity he so obviously craves we’ve engaged in as much Flaking as other confounded conservatives.
As Arizonans, we knew what we got when he first ran for the U.S. House in 2000. Never considered an intellect, he had no issues, and was advised to take on “earmarks.” This became his rallying cry. Presenting himself as a fiscal conservative, he held a safe seat in the LDS heavy East Valley. Seemingly affable, he was taken at his word when he pledged not to run for more than three two-year terms. But the headiness of DC was irresistible and he reneged on his promise with a smirk and the words, “I lied.”
Flake was shoehorned into Jon Kyl’s senate seat when he resigned. Both Kyl and McCain went to bat for their compliant crony, cutting numerous commercials in his behalf. He won by a mere 3 points.
Under the tutelage of McCain, Flake learned to buck his own party. His affliction worsened when Donald Trump was victorious over 16 other GOP candidates, taking the party’s nomination. Both senators declared neither they nor their families would support him. Trump won without them. Though President Trump has presided over the highest employment in decades, a thriving economy and engaged in historic denuclearization summits with North Korean and Chinese leaders, Flake’s hatred of Trump trumps all.
He’s done all he can to undercut the president, even denouncing him from the senate chamber. And though Flake is not running for reelection due to embarrassing 18% approval ratings, he delusionally toys with the idea of running for president.
Gateway Pundit reveals more of the cringe-worthy shenanigans Flake has engaged in as he joins with Democrats and other anti-Trump thugs in an attempt ro derail Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. (Check out the photo showing the obsequious Flake.) Today is the first day the high court convenes for this term. Thanks to Flake, it will be short one member.
Now Flake is appearing in a nauseating traveling show with his buddy Delaware Democrat Chris Coons, attempting to explain why they are playing along with the far left to skewer Judge Brett Kavanuagh, Here they are on liberal CBS‘ “60 Minutes.”
Mediaite reports the ditzy duo also made an appearance at the Global Citizens Festival. It wasn’t that long ago Jeff Flake declared himself a “globalist,” saying, “I’ll take the globalist moniker, thank you very much.”
While promoting his anti-Trump booklet to the media elites, Flake blasted pro-Trump Republicans for being “xenophobic” and “nativist.” On CNN, he criticized Republicans for embracing the “unfamiliar banner” of “populism” and combating illegal immigration. He also derided what he claimed to be “xenophobia” of Trump’s voters.
Notice the words Flake used are identical to those used by former Arizona Congressman John Shadegg in this 2008 interview in the New York Times. He never smeared his constituents with those derogatory names in the local press. Shadegg no doubt regarded us as too ignorant to read tony, leftwing Eastern newspapers. And why wouldn’t he? He kept getting reelected.
Like Flake, Shadegg was also a McCain and Kyl open borders clone.