New York Times slobbers over “Mr. Flake”

October 16, 2017

The leftward lurching New York Times revels in preserving its stuffy demeanor, using titles preceding last names as a standard. In writing a puff piece about Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake The Times likely came close to wearing out the M and F on the keyboard extolling the virtues of “Mr. Flake.”

“Mr. Flake” received quite a reception and where better than in the pages of the liberal Times which goes to great lengths to blame President Trump for Jeff Flake’s dismal polling numbers. The article headlined, Jeff Flake’s Lesson for Republicans: Cross Trump at Your Own Risk is preposterous on its face. 

The marginal Mr. Flake is the man who picked the fight, not the other way around. He began needling Donald Trump preceding the election that resulted in a sweeping victory for the New York entrepreneur.  This predilection for elevating Arizona Republicrats, who skate on thin ice in back in their home state showed its face when then-Congressman John Shadegg was covered in the New York Times referring to Arizonans — who prefer not to be invaded by illegal aliens reaping benefits, undercutting wages, and yes, engaging in crime — as “intolerant and xenophobic.”  (A link to the NYT’s original article is boldfaced.) The article includes a photo of Shadegg  chortling uproariously as the two senior ladies he’s conversing with look bewildered.

This latest Times piece refers to “Mr. Flake, a Mormon known more for his decency than his independent streak, said he had no regrets“ trashing President Trump.

Decency must be in the eye of the beholder, the vapid or ill-informed. Is it decent to pledge to term limit yourself to three two-year terms as Jeff Flake did when first elected to the U.S. House and then snicker and say, “I lied?” The YouTube video of his arrogant dismissal of his vow to voters vanished quite some time .ago. Examples of Flake’s indecency are too numerous to enumerate.  He did give fits to the Hillary-endorsing local newspaper in 2011 when he engaged a pre-election about face on his pet amnesty scheme, causing the editorialist to sputter in amazement. It was a charade he learned from both John McCain and Jon Kyl that worked like a charm, until the votes were counted and they resumed their amnesty collusion with Democrats.

The publication of Flake’s 140-page mini-book conceived solely to bash President Trump titled, “Conscience of a Conservative,” — blatantly stolen from Barry Goldwater’s 1960 book —  was enough for the Times to compare the deceptive Flake to Goldwater.

Flake’s dissociation from reality is palpable enough to cause radical Green Party chameleon Kyrsten Sinema now recast as a Democrat CD 9 U. S. Representative to announce her intention to resign to challenge the weak Jeff Flake. The Times refers to her as a “moderate.”

Flake’s poll numbers continue to plummet. Cunning but not considered sharp, he relentlessly alienates Arizona’s conservative base. Donald Trump swept the state and captured all 11 electoral votes. How does Flake think his continual hammering of the president will win him intra-party friends? The majority of conservatives will not forgive this monumental transgression.

Meanwhile the AZ GOP has lost its ability to speak. The inept establishment leadership appears to be content to allow a Republican senate seat to be lost. Despite their silence, conservatives have an ideal alternative to the unacceptable scenario on the horizon. Dr. Kelli Ward is the actual conservative in Arizona’s U.S. Senate race.  Acquaint yourself with her principled positions on the issues. Send her a donation. Unlike Jeff Flake, she is not beholden to D.C. amnesty lobbyists. Arizona deserves better than the status quo or Sinema.

 

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Jeff Flake loses his smirk as harsh reality sinks in

October 11, 2017

You couldn’t miss the ads if you tried.  Jeff Flake, sitting atop a mountain of lobbyist money,  has seemingly taken over the Internet touting himself as a “committed conservative.“ His reelection is right around the corner causing him to take a dive on his previously stated desire to be called,A Globalist.”  He was grinning broadly back at the beginning of August, his peroxide enhanced locks gleaming  to match his capped toothed grin. 

That was when he was trying to milk his miniscule anti-Trump pamphlet masquerading as a book. It carries a title blatantly stolen straight from Barry Goldwater’s iconic 1960 book, “Conscience of a Conservative.”  No one has ever accused McCain clone Flake of having an original thought.

Flake isn’t flying so high these days.  Numerous polls show him in bad shape. Even the Hillary- endorsing Arizona Republic had to admit he was in deep trouble. Prior to the 2016 election that put Donald Trump in the White House, Jeff Flake joined John McCain in publicly declaring they would not vote for the GOP nominee, effectively aiding scandal plagued Hillary. That’s who Arizona’s Republicrat U.S. Senators are. They run as Republicans and then vote  as Democrats while promoting open borders, which ultimately benefit the Democrat Party. This is classic McCain duplicity on display.

Jeff Flake is a practiced liar. When first elected to the U.S. House, he pledged to term-limit himself to three two-year terms. When he decided to mimic the Energizer Rabbit and keep on running, his odd grin accompanied his admission, “I lied.”

His turnaround on his commitment to open borders and amnesty for illegals is legend. But as the election neared and he got an earful from statewide voters, he quickly shifted position, causing editorialist Doug MacEachern to spin dervish-like into a panic, calling him a politician, no longer a statesman.” He needn’t have worried. Flake wasted no time reverting to his original amnesty position immediately following the counting of the ballots. The opportunist Flake — a former registered foreign agent, lobbying for an African uranium mining company with ties to Iran — has no core. This article from 2012 details the shady past he tries to obscure.

The left-of-center newspaper has been diligently trying to massage Flake’s image, attempting to make him sound like a leader. It will ultimately endorse him over principled conservative Dr. Kelli Ward, which is to her benefit.

We’re on to the newspaper’s tactics. Keeping Republicrats in office allows it to mischaracterize itself as “conservative.” Don’t believe it. Flake needs to be shown the door.


Liberal Greg Stanton joins political musical chairs game

October 9, 2017

Beguiled by Washington, political opportunist Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton drops bid for Secretary of State

It’s possible to get a severe case of whiplash trying to keep your eye on the political prize Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is after.

 The Democrat who is not inclined to being democratic as we’ve pointed out here, here, and here, still has an open campaign for Secretary of State — a sleeper position often the direct route to the governor’s office since it is next in line of ascension if a sitting governor is unable to serve out their term.

But now we see that the ambitious liberal isn’t content waiting for a governor to provide an opening. He’s  announced he’s resigning the top city job and looking directly at D.C., now that Democrat Kyrsten Sinema is bounding from her Congressional District 9 House seat and mounting a challenge to Jeff Flake, John McCain’s doppelganger senate seat-mate. Dr. Kelli Ward is the conservative in the race.

The only discernible activity on Stanton’s Secretary of State page is a payment of $1000 Stanton made to Equality Arizona last November, listed as an expenditure. But there was a method to Stanton’s seemingly madcap donation. EQAZ, as it nicknames itself, lists its mission on its website:

“Each election cycle provides us the important opportunity to help elect candidates who will work to achieve full LGBTQ equality in our state. Helping to elect pro-LGBTQ candidates is one of the most important things we do.”

For an insight into Stanton’s mindset, EQAZ supports “our LGBTQ immigrant population.” which they claim is “too often at high risk for discrimination, isolation, and a lack of access to resources.” The group also opposed the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Liberal Democrat Stanton announced that he was “disappointed” that President Donald Trump plans to rally supporters in mid-August. “’It is my hope that more sound judgment prevails and that he delays his visit,’ Stanton said. In fact, Stanton ludicrously linked the visit and request for the president to “delay his plans” to visit Phoenix “to what he referred to as “the nation still healing from the tragic events in Charlottesville.”

During his campaign for mayor, Greg Stanton was so beholden to then-Firefighters union boss Billy Shields, that when his daughter, Mindy, given a job as Stanton’s treasurer, was charged with embezzling over $77,000 from Stanton’s campaign, lawyer Stanton — who should have known better — tried to have the felony charges dismissed so as not to rile her powerful father. Shields was still angry enough that the crime was reported, to support Stanton’s opponent.

In our January 2013 post,Phoenix Mayor Stanton: An ambitious liberal to watch,” we detailed his commitment to a keeping a sieve-like border as he told mayors of Mexican border cities meeting in D.C.,  “We should never let border security get in the way of the economy.”

We predicted then that Greg Stanton, who was congratulated on his mayoral win via calls from Barack Obama and Janet Napolitano, has higher aspirations.

In March 2013, Stanton blatantly lied about the imposition of a food tax on Phoenix residents. Imagine if this radical liberal with no conscience gains a congressional seat. It was by design not happenstance that Phoenix City elections have notoriously low voter turnouts, timed for the hottest part of the summer when many residents are vacationing. The only announced mayoral candidate is Daniel Valenzuela, another liberal with union roots.

We need a solid Republican to step up and re-take the reins of the nation’s fifth largest city. We’ve been in the liberal abyss far too long.


Dr. Kelli Ward and Jeff Flake: A study in campaign contrasts

October 4, 2017

Kelli Ward scores big win as conservative star Laura Ingraham headlines fundraising kickoff — Jeff Flake makes odd move with Marco

All indications point to the fact that it’s going to be tough going for the “Never-Trumper” Republicrat, Jeff Flake.  He’s running for reelection in 2018 and has alienated so many of the conservatives he needs to pull him across the finish line, that he’s been reduced to bringing in fellow Gang of Eight amnesty supporter, Marco Rubio for a fundraiser —  an ill-conceived effort to bolster his standing with the grassroots of the Arizona Republican party. McCain is still actively supporting amnesty, though candidate Flake realizes it’s his Achilles’ heel and has backed off — for now.

Amnesty Marco definitely isn’t a draw for conservatives. Although he was a momentary member of the LDS Church when growing up, he ditched the faith for a return to Catholicism. His brief foray into Mormonism will have a better chance of alienating, rather than energizing, Flake’s predominantly Mormon East Valley base. Flake has already jettisoned conservatives with the publication of a 140-page anti-Trump rambling diatribe, for which he was chastised by Republican National Committee chairwoman, Ronna Romney McDaniel. During the Republican presidential primary, Flake, like his mentor John McCain, repeatedly stated he would not vote for Donald Trump, the man who rose to the top over 16 other GOP candidates. His vote against Trump was a vote for scandal plagued Hillary Clinton.

Aside from their shared dedication to granting amnesty and in-state college tuition to illegal aliens, Rubio should be anathema to Flake, who used the issue of opposition to earmarks or government pork, suggested to him by party insiders who realized his slim resume was not enough to propel him to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2000. Indignation, feigned or otherwise, has panache of the sort to make it across the finish line. Marco Rubio came to congress by way of the Florida State Senate, where he was an enthusiastic proponent of pork. In 2002 alone, he requested 37 earmarks worth $43 million. These two are quite a team.

Flake and Rubio also have reneging on pledges to constituents not to seek reelection in common. When Flake was first elected to the U.S. House, he vowed to return home after serving three two-year terms, which was an integral part of the 1994 “Contract With America, “ a triumph for Republicans who gained 54 House and 9 U.S. Senate seats that year based in large part on the self-imposed term-limits. But the heady atmosphere of D.C. proved too compelling to reject, so he winked and smirked, and admitted, “I lied.” Many constituents were not amused. Rubio not only deceives, he’s known for a poor attendance record in the U.S. Senate.

Dr. Kelli Ward is also having a fundraising event. A physician and former two-term state senator, Ward is a principled conservative, aligned with the majority of Arizona’s Republican base. Her campaign Kickoff Event features conservative commentator Laura Ingraham, the newest addition to the Fox News evening team.  View the invitation. The October 17 event will be at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort from 6 to 8 PM. A VIP reception begins at 5:00.

Watch Dr. Kelli Ward’s first campaign ad, featuring President Donald Trump.


Trump-hating AZ Republic focuses on “The Wall”

September 25, 2017

Many of us remember a John Hershey novel as required college reading. ‘The Wall,’ set in the WWII era was not a new publication, but the chilling account of the monstrous, dehumanizing evil of the Warsaw ghetto and the valiant efforts to escape the Nazi’s “final solution,” captured our attention.

The same title has been co-opted for an ongoing series in the Periódico de la República (Arizona Republic), long committed to amnesty for illegals and an open southern border.  Gannet, the parent company of the Republic and USA Today — which also owns  myriad other left-leaning publications — has  given this continuing, collaborative report daily Page One status.

The driving force behind the series is, of course, President Trump and his focus on border security, stemming from his campaign promise to build a wall. That issue resonated with American voters who ultimately put him in office. The Hillary Clinton-endorsing leftwing media, (scorecard under link) including the Arizona Republic, was stunned as the numbers came in on election night. This account by Dan Gainor details the shock, which he correctly assesses as the media’s ‘primal scream.’

The series offers a litany of reasons why the wall is a terrible idea. If one doesn’t appeal, there are plenty of others to choose from. Reader alert: Be aware the newspaper uses the terms “migrant,” “undocumented” and “immigrant” when referring to illegal aliens.

Although the report assures that illegal border crossings are down, it oddly claims deaths of “migrants” are on the rise invading  what it refers to as our “imaginary border.”

Fencing, we are told, may inhibit drug trafficking, but won’t stop it. Using that convoluted logic, an open border is the way to go. These are definitely the spirited entrepreneurs we should welcome into the United States.

Tribal members whose land abuts the border in some locations, are opposed to the wall because it may encroach on sacred ground. Since sacred land takes a back seat to tribal casino operations, opening secure gambling establishments in these spots should solve the problem.

Scare tactics include the claim that tomatoes may cost more — a problem easily remedied by growing your own.

An even more novel opposition to the wall centers on biologists’ concerns that jaguars (cats, not cars) may “become extinct in the U.S. without a connection to Mexico.”

A Coyote, the well-paid transporters of illegal aliens flooding the United States. says the price he charges illegals to cross the border fence from Mexicali, Mexico, to the U.S. has gone up as border security has increased, The ridiculous article’s conclusion? He’s “not worried about the border wall, the border wall will make him rich.”

The latest segment is titled, “Who will really pay for President Trump’s wall?” What the República fails to grasp is that the wall is not Trump’s. He was elected by Americans who desire the security provided by an impenetrable barrier.

In the Sunday edition of the newspaper — as though there is no other news affecting Arizona — the entire 12-page Valley and State section of the newspaper is devoted to coverage of “The Wall.”

A recent article was headlined, “Phoenix composting program is suffering from low participation.’ Help it get on its feet.  If you still subscribe, drop your newspapers in a collection bin.  Then call to cancel. Think of the exhilaration of starting your day without having your intelligence insulted.


Republic reporter does double duty as Flake flack

September 19, 2017

Sinking in the polls, Jeff Flake is in real trouble

Dan Nowicki knows his days of slavishly covering John McCain are coming to an end. Now 81 and suffering from an aggressive form of brain cancer, McCain spends his waning days bonded to a very un-statesman-like role of Trump-basher-in-chief. Never having recovered from an embarrassing  drubbing during his 2008 presidential bid, he’s unable to reconcile the fact that a Washington outsider was victorious when he, the ultimate insider with 35 years in DC, was not. Using Barack Obama’s tactics of bashing America while in foreign countries, McCain shamefully attacked President Trump while attending an economic summit in Italy recently.

Junior Senator Jeff Flake has alienated the very Republicans he needs as he runs for his first senate reelection, with polling numbers in the toilet. He’s written a 140-page pamphlet masquerading as a book titled, “Conscience of a Conservative,” blatantly plagiarized from Barry Goldwater’s 1960 book. It was written two years before Flake was born, so the marginal Flake probably thinks no one will be the wiser. The sole purpose of Flake’s effort is to hammer President Donald Trump. Flake, who has never been accused of being an intellect, is too dense to comprehend that he is also painting the Republicans he needs to support him as fools, since they overwhelmingly put Trump over the top. Flake wouldn’t know about the massive turnouts for Trump’s valley appearances, since he refused to attend.

Major sources have taken note of Flake’s disastrously low  polling numbers. Townhall pulled no punches with,Uh Oh: Poll Has Sen. Jeff Flake Trailing GOP Primary Challenger By 14 Points.” The Hill wrote,” Poll: Flake’s approval rating in Arizona at 18 points.” Breitbart News headlined, “Exclusive — Jeff Flake Underwater: Poll Shows Kelli Ward Opening Up More-Than-25-Point-Lead In Senate Race With Year to Go.

But reporter Nowicki soldiers on singing the anthem from Jeff Flake‘s desperate playbook, ignoring the obvious as he attempts to position President Trump as imitating Flake‘s positions. It doesn’t work, Dan. The president recently described Flake as “Weak on crime & border!“ Even the newspaper you work for was so stunned by his previous campaign-related amnesty turnaround, that it blasted him as “a mere politician — no longer a statesman.”

Flake is exceedingly vulnerable. He was not swept into the senate by a groundswell in 2012 despite assists from John McCain and retiring Jon Kyl. He won his initial senate race by a mere 3 percentage points. That was before his loud refusals to either endorse or vote for the Republican presidential nominee, and his anti-Trump publication.

In a blunderous description reminiscent of failed presidential candidate Jeb Bush, who said illegals aliens come to America as an “act of love” — Jeff Flake now calls these same foreign invaders who disregard our sovereign border, “Americans by choice.” Jeb favored a “pathway to citizenship” to allow those here in violation of the law to “come out of the shadows.” At the time, Jeff Flake praised the absurd contention that breaking our laws was “an act of love.”

Dan Nowicki might think that’s practical political posturing. Most of the rest of us think it’s traitorous and unworthy of a candidate running to represent the people of Arizona in the 100 member senate.

 Dr. Kelli Ward is the actual conservative in Arizona’s U.S. Senate race.  Acquaint yourself with her principled positions on the issues. Send her a donation. Unlike Jeff Flake, she is not beholden to DC amnesty lobbyists. Arizona deserves better than Jeff Flake.


Illegal advocates demand cash, firing of Motel 6 employees

September 16, 2017

Some Motel 6 locations in the Valley have been accused of cooperating with local law enforcement, turning in the names of guests whose ID given to the desk clerk — such as Mexican voter ID cards or driver’s license — appears to indicate they are here illegally.

As sure as day follows night, the protests begin. The pro-amnesty, open border newspaper Periódico de la República — alternatively known as the Arizona Republic,  headlined, “Phoenix leaders demand Motel 6 fire employees who gave customer names to ICE.”

Those “leaders,” quickly assembled Friday to march and demand a boycott of all Motel 6 locations. They said the boycott should continue until the employees they suspect of involvement are fired. What they are accused of doing is not illegal. The shortsighted “activists” aren’t taking into consideration that a boycott would displace Hispanic maids and laborers employed by the motels.

Their actions bring to mind the economic boycott of the entire state of Arizona called for in 2010 by radical leftist AZ CD-3 U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva  (his background included under link) as a protest against SB 1070. Using the signature Alinskyite tactics of the community organizer he once was, the law had to be fought at “a political, legal and economic level,” he said. 

Grijalva remained indifferent to the fact that his actions would displace Mexicans who work in the hospitality industries. The cameras were not on them, they were focused on him, just as mics were thrust toward his face to catch his every word. The headiness of the attention captured Grijalva’s ego and unconcerned his Hispanic constituents, in his specially carved out ethnic majority district, would end up in the unemployment line.

And Motel 6? Its corporate management tweeted this conciliatory statementwhich of course, wasn’t good enough since there was no financial payout involved.

Protesters demanded the company must provide monetary compensation to the illegal families whose members faced deportation proceedings.

“We are going to fight back,” said Viri Hernandez, director of the Center for Neighborhood Leadership, a pro-immigrant advocacy group.  (Read that to include the word ‘illegal’ before immigrant) “And we’re going to make sure our economic power is not going to you. So for our community, [sic] clear message: It’s time to boycott Motel 6.”