Sen. Jeff Flake: Unable to draw a crowd

May 31, 2017

 Sen. Jeff Flake, making a campaign stop at the West Valley Arizona GOP Office, was unable to draw a crowd. This photo was taken in the middle of his presentation. 

The purge of Arizona’s conservative activists, replaced by McCain recruits, is all too evident. The sole purpose of McCain’s conservative cleansing was to provide voting proxies to enable his surrogates to control the Republican Party structure in Arizona. Jeff Flake was not a passive observer in this scheme. Jon Kyl, who Flake replaced, also engaged in this trickery.

This paltry lack of attendance is the result of their efforts.

The fact that both Jeff Flake and John McCain were vocal opponents of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, isn’t a plus for them in a state that gave all of its GOP electoral votes to now-President Trump. And Flake, running for reelection in 2018, will find it difficult to mend fences with the grassroots who have long distrusted him — with good reason.

Showing an utter disregard of good sense, he is compounding his disconnect by bringing in establishment crony Mitt Romney to stump for him at two events. Flake must have forgotten this embarrassing turnout Romney generated on behalf of McCain.

The Arizona Republic which consistently endorsed him in his House raceseditorially called Flake “a coward” in 2013 for one of his vacillating Second Amendment positions. The Republic also went apoplecticcalling Flake a “mere politician,” over his change of heart on legalizing millions of illegals. His varying views on the same issues are campaign-driven since Flake has no moral compass. With his finger to the wind, he can support or reverse course with ease.

As evidenced by the lack of attendance at his events, the folks are catching on. His ever-present, often inappropriate, grin isn’t working for him these days. Neither is baring his chest.

Flake is being challenged by Dr. Kelli Ward, a family practice physician and conservative former two-term state senator. US Senate terms are six years long.  This is our opportunity to right the political ship that has been taking on fetid water far too long.  Replace Jeff Flake.


McCain’s shamelessness rears its ugly head….again

May 30, 2017

John McCain steps up criticism of Pres. Trump in Australia

What’s more pathetic than a bumbling, failed presidential candidate going abroad to denigrate and undermine the current U.S. President — four months into his presidency?

Not much.

It appears nothing keeps the perpetually aggrieved John McCain from behaving reprehensibly. Undercutting President Trump has become McCain’s calling card.

Appearing on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s program “7:30” Monday, he stated that President Donald Trump sometimes made him “nervous.”

McCain, who characterizes himself as a “maverick” in an attempt to give cover to his leftward lurches has certainly made Arizona Republicans “nervous” during his decades in Washington — usually colluding with Democrats and against the party whose brand he runs under.

“I am nervous from time to time,” he said. “I do believe that the President has great confidence in the national security team. I do believe most of the time that he accepts their advice and counsel. “Can I tell you that he does [that] all the time? No. Does it bother me? Yes, it bothers me.”

McCain describes Russian President Vladimir Putin as a bigger threat to world security than ISIS —  an Islamic extremist group that specializes in beheadings and burning caged people alive. McCain specifically claims Putin attempted to change the outcome of our 2016 presidential election.

That’s the election where both Arizona Sens. McCain and Flake stridently asserted they would not vote for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, as they supported Democrat Hillary Clinton. Do their words and deeds qualify as actively attempting to alter the election? How much influence did they have on their supporters? Why the silence from the RNC and AZ GOP when these two turncoats made such outrageous public statements? 

Yet the duplicitous duo of McCain and Flake was uncharacteristically mum when Barack Obama and his operatives actively engaged in election manipulation, spending hundreds of thousands of U.S. tax dollars leading up to Israel’s March 2015 election in an overt effort to unseat conservative Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu.  

Netanyahu won despite Obama’s meddling, even engaging with a team in Israel to influence the election.


Easily resistible offer to win Mitt tickets for Jeff Fake* events

May 26, 2017

A couple of guys named Tad and Josh have been sending out Jeff Flake breaking news emails. The first one heralded a chance to win tickets to a June 2 luncheon where failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney would appear in Tucson on behalf of fake Republican Jeff Flake. The Flake campaign was even holding a contest in which a lucky winner could score a free lunch.

Then came the follow-up .announcement which reached dizzying political heights Republicrats only dream about. Romney was also coming to Phoenix to stump for Flake. A reception has been scheduled later the same day.

The invitation tells recipients that the dual appearances are due to “popular demand,” leading us to wonder who these clamoring Mitt supporters are. Two tickets to the Phoenix reception can be had for a mere $5 donation — a bargain at half the price.

Who can forget when Mitt headlined a Mesa event for John McCain and only a handful of people showed up? Booking the LDS stronghold of Mesa is considered a sure thing for attendance for Mitt, but as this photo in the Arizona Daily Independent shows, that was not the case. Romney has never done well promoting lackluster Arizona U.S. Senate candidates. Octogenarian McCain tried to return the endorsement favor when Romney was running for president, and confused him with Barack Obama. (Embarrassing video in link).

We’re not including the ordering information since today is the deadline. Besides it’s doubtful the conservatives who routinely read SRAZ would likely be interested.

At 70, Romney still hungers for elective office. According to this report in Utah Policy, the Republicrat is now giving serious thought to running for the U.S. Senate from Utah, if Orrin Hatch retires. No wonder he’s stumping for Jeff the Fake Republican who bragged that he was not voting for the GOP presidential nominee. With Flake and McCain, Romney’s election would secure three solid votes with the Democrats.

*Not a typo


No, Jeff Flake isn’t working to boost Trump’s policies

May 25, 2017

Once again hoping to con conservatives, Flake’s back in campaign mode

It’s time for a memory refresher. Two months ago, we alerted our readers to a new contrivance offered by Arizona Republicrat Sen. Jeff Flake and acclaimed by his seatmate John McCain. In fact, McCain was so taken with Flake’s rationale for the Boots on the Border Act of 2017, that he signed on as a co-sponsor — one of only three, including a Democrat.

This was our take at the time:Boots on the Border Act is just that…an act.” It’s worth reviewing to get the full context of today’s post.

When this amnesty supporting, open borders duo colludes on anything — and always with Democrats — expect the worst. They were the main agents behind the Gang of Eight amnesty bill in which they partnered with a quartet of far-left Dems: Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY); Dick Durbin (D-IL); Robert Melendez (D-NJ); and Michael Bennet (D-CO), plus two other RINOs: Marco Rubio (FL) and McCain’s dependable sycophant Lindsey Graham (SC).

The thrust of this legislation (S.595,includes textis to lower the requirements for Border Patrol agents, specifically dropping the necessity for polygraph tests for applicants with military or law enforcement background. Flake’s action to relax the hiring standards amends the current vetting requirement that Congress put in place in 2010 in response to reports of misconduct and corruption within the agency.

Flake’s actions are timed to make him appear to be expediting President Trump’s call to ultimately hire 5,000 new Border Patrol agents. The truth is, Flake’s actions are pure self-interest. Though Flake abhors Trump to the point of announcing during the presidential campaign,Trump can’t win and shouldn’t win,he realizes candidate Trump handily carried the state of Arizona as he swept to victory. Flake won his first senate term after major assists from McCain and then-outgoing Sen. Jon Kyl and still only carried a weak 3 percent margin. Since then, he’s riled the conservative base with his squishiness on a wide range of issues that matter to the solid voting bloc.

This border double-talk is not his first attempt to deceive this cycle. Although he promoted confirming Obama’s lame duck, Democrat U.S. Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, Flake’s now sending out requests for campaign funds based on his supposed adherence to principled conservative positions. Don’t be fooled. 

Flake’s latest gambit is a toothless proposal to remove Arizona from the liberal, but frequently overturned, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals — an issue that has been shot down since 1941Creating a Tenth Circuit Court would be an expensive fix that Flake knows isn’t going to happen, but has campaign resonance. Flake has even momentarily switched his long-held amnesty position for election expediency, just as he’s been on both sides of Second Amendment issues, depending on the audience he’s addressing.

The Arizona Republic which has consistently endorsed him, editorially called Flake “a coward for one of his alternating positions on gun control. The Republic also went apoplectic, calling Flake a “mere politician,” over his change of heart on legalizing millions of illegals. The newspaper needn’t have worried.  It was just campaign rhetoric, which he immediately veered away from following the election.

Between now and the election SRAZ will provide links to previous posts as a reminder of who Jeff Flake actually is. Today we gift you with: Jeff Flake: Reaping what he has sown


Salvadoran “refugees,” Mexican Mafia bring terror to US cities

May 22, 2017

Despite dozens of vicious MS-13 gang members — mostly illegals — captured in a  Los Angeles raid, AZ Sens. McCain and Flake remain committed to amnesty

Following a three-year investigation involving multiple law enforcement agencies, dozens of members of the murderous MS-13 gang have been charged in a Los Angeles federal court in what law enforcement officials called one of the most significant busts of the transnational gang in its notorious decades-long history.

Among those arrested is a former head of the entire gang in Los Angeles and a dozen high-ranking members, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Central District of California announced in this statementThe vast majority of these gang members are illegal aliens.

“This gang is responsible for murders –- both of rival gangsters and innocent bystanders –- as well as drug dealing and extortion in many communities in the Los Angeles area,” said Acting United States Attorney Sandra R. Brown. “With thousands of members here in the Southland, the gang’s power is widespread –– power which it maintains with severe acts of violence.”

The investigation involved nearly two dozen law enforcement agencies led by the FBI, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Drug Enforcement Agency and the Los Angeles Police Department.

“This gang uses coercion and intimidation while inflicting horrific violence in the neighborhoods where they operate,” said ATF Los Angeles Field Division Special Agent in Charge Eric Harden. “Today is a great win for justice and a heavy message to the community. Law enforcement will combine their resources and all our areas of expertise to cripple these organizations. We will win, they will lose.”

MS-13 started three decades ago on the streets of L.A., and was originally made up young illegals from El Salvador. Today its tentacles reach throughout Central America and across the United States — from the west to east coasts with a series of gruesome slayings recently in New York City. Last month President Donald Trump singled out the vicious gang as “one of the gravest threats to American safety.”

Yet Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake, who led the failed 2013 Gang of Eight amnesty scheme with a gaggle of the most far left Democrats and a couple of other RINOs, remain dedicated to gifting rights belonging to Americans to illegal invaders from Mexico and Central America. They no doubt hope to wait until after Jeff Flake’s 2018 reelection bid before flipping on the neon “enter here” switch and rolling out the amnesty welcome mat again. Don’t provide the opportunity. Stop Jeff Flake with your ballot.

Dr. Kelli Ward offers Arizonans a far better, conservative choice — unlike Republicrats McCain and Flake who both refused to vote for the 2016 GOP presidential nominee — now President Donald Trump.


AZ Republic sniffs for scent of blood to do in Trump

May 18, 2017

Failing newspaper aided in its quest to take down Pres. Trump by AZ Republicrat Sens. McCain and Flake and gutless AZ GOP

The editorial in Wednesday’s edition of the Arizona Republic emblazons the headline, “Our View: Trump is unbalanced. What are Republicans going to do about it?”

Let’s begin with the fact that this is the same liberal newspaper, bogusly referring to itself as “conservative,”  that endorsed scandal-plagued Hillary Clinton prior to the Nov. 8, 2016 presidential election. No one was fooled then, nor are they now as they read this claiming to be definitive, tripe. It is the expected spew from what is known alternatively to its dwindling readership as the Repugnant, or the Daily Regurgitation, for its deceptive or repetitive articles which often appear in the same edition.

Among the adjectives editorially used to describe the President of the United States are: “Destabilizing, reckless, erratic, incapable and imperfect.” President Trump is portrayed as “a  cannon loose in the White House…gashing the timber.” Rather poetic for these leftist ranters who despise not only Trump, but those of us who put him in office.

Though working from their anti-Republican script, the editorial board feigns concern for the future of the Republican Party. In truth they’d be ecstatic if the party of Lincoln vanished. Amusingly, the newspaper also carries a  headlined report, “Sens. John McCain, Jeff Flake say Donald Trump woes a drag on GOP agenda” The truth is the actual drag are Republicrats John McCain and Jeff Flake, who both refused to vote for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Flake was quoted saying,Trump can’t win and shouldn’t win.”

Arizona Republican Party leadership shamefully went mute, doing nothing to rein in “maverick” McCain and his underling, Jeff Flake for their political heresy.

Returning to the anti-Trump editorial, the editorial board goes on to ask, “Did the president obstruct justice? Did he commit a crime?” They admit, “We don’t know the answers, but the allegations are powerful and credible.”

Allegations are just that. Allegations. Powerful and credible requires proof of wrongdoing. There is none. As if they care, the editorial goes on: to express concern that Trump would take the Republican Party down with him. They write “Trump’s conduct has brought a torrent of accusations that in themselves and their unrelenting fierceness can be destabilizing.”

So according to the Hillary-endorsing newspaper, “fierce accusations” should cause President Trump to vacate the Oval Office. Using that logic, why didn’t bolting the party orthodoxy to vote for Hillary Clinton provoke an editorial urging McCain and Flake to step down from the U.S. Senate? Where was the voice of then-state GOP Chairman Robert Graham? Current Chairman Jonathan Lines has not uttered a word of reproach.

Hypocrites abound — within the Arizona Republican Party hierarchy as well as at the Arizona Republic.


Top Dem praises McCain’s efforts against Pres. Trump

May 15, 2017

If you’re a conservative Republican who has wondered whether “mavericky” Democrat colluder, John McCain has ever had a “finest hour,” wonder no more.

Democrat U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking minority member on the House Intelligence Committee, recently offered high praise for Arizona Republicrat John McCain, saying his strong criticism of President Trump marks McCain’s “finest hour.”

The Friday interview on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” can be seen on The Hill. Interestingly, YouTube advises the video has been removed.

“I think frankly this is John McCain’s finest hour,” Schiff said during an appearance with Maher. “I wish we had more Republicans in the House, or maybe even one in the House, who is willing to follow his example.”

McCain has been adamant in his calls for an independent commission to investigate Russia’s purported efforts to meddle in the 2016 presidential election, as well as the Trump campaign’s alleged ties to Moscow. There is no evidence of either, but facts are insignificant to the still smarting, failed presidential candidate John McCain, who made it clear he would not vote for Republican nominee Donald Trump. McCain’s underling Jeff Flake also refused to vote for Trump, saying,Trump can’t win and shouldn’t win.”

Schiff used McCain’s words to pitch the need to reverse the Republican majority congress, stressing the importance of a Democrat controlled House or Senate or both because, “this president needs a restraint.”

McCain is obviously more than ready to help Democrat Schiff in his quest. And Jeff Flake? Arizonans should commit Flake’s six words to memory and apply them to him as he runs for a second six-year senate term in 2018. Arizonans deserve to have an actual principled Republican — not Hillary supporters — representing them when they vote for a candidate with an “R” following their name on the ballot.