Flake “uncomfortable” voting for Kavanaugh

September 20, 2018

Jeff Flake is nearly out the senate door. Bottom-dragging 18% approval ratings convinced him not to risk the embarrassment of an unceremonious ouster. Still the showboater cannot bear to let the spotlight dim on him a moment too soon.  He preens and struts as he takes all too personally the words of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas:

“Do not go gentle into that good night…Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”

Flake’s latest gambit is contorting himself into a deciding vote in the confirmation of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who has been vetted six times for key positions in the White House and on the federal bench. He is highly regarded as a man of unquestionable integrity and a brilliant jurist — serving since 2006 as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Tennessee Republicrat Bob Corker, also retiring from the senate, is playing the same contemptible game as Flake. With the slim GOP majority, their votes are needed to confirm.  In a similar manner to Trump-hating Flake, Corker demeaned Trump supporters as “cultish.” 

The bottom line is these two vengeful men have no constituencies to answer to and would like to go “into that good night, raging” — against Pres. Trump.  If a reputable man — Judge Kavanaugh — suddenly accused of an assault as a 17-year old, nearly 4 decades ago, is collateral damage, so be it. 

His accuser, a leftist professor, who never previously came forward, initially requested anonymity.  Now self-identified, she demurs on appearing before the senate to confront Kavanaugh. She has said her recollection of the alleged incident is foggy, not remembering where or when it took place.  Others dispute her newfound memory. She and her Democrat strategists are now demanding an FBI investigation be undertaken, though the supposed incident occurred 36 years ago and there is no evidence to investigate.

Know this: Judge Kavanaugh is not the issue.  This is a solely political contrivance to  keep the confirmation from taking place before the midterm elections. The Dems and their willing cohorts Flake and Corker are hoping for a Democrat majority that will deny the president his constitutional right to make Supreme Court appointments.

Although we imagine he’ll be hired by CNN or MSNBC as a GOP turncoat spewing his unique brand of hatred, if Flake returns to his gated community Mesa home, he should be shunned when he ventures out among the community’s mere mortals.

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Jeff Flake outed as a “Traitor”

September 18, 2018

Arizona Republicans who have firsthand knowledge of the deceptive tactics employed by lame duck Sen. Jeff Flake, will find this post that uses the words,Jeff Flake, Traitor,” as its headline an irresistible must read.

John Hinderaker, one of several attorneys writing for Powerline employs some other choice adjectives for Republicrat Flake, along with describing what he rightly identifies as Flake’s “insane hatred for President Trump,” as the driving force behind his alignment with the Democrat members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Their objective is to scuttle Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Describing Flake’s reprehensible antics as they relate to Judge Brett Kavanaugh, Hinderaker states, “Rarely have I witnessed anything so disgusting in the world of politics.”

Despite rightly declaring Flake “should be ashamed of himself,” the author clings to the hope that Jeff Flake would put his spitefulness in check between now and Thursday, when the Judiciary Committee vote is scheduled to be held.

We would caution him not to hold his breath.

Hinderaker calls Flake out as a never-Trumper and castigates him for elevating “his hatred for our president over every principle of politics and public policy.” He further notes. “Flake would rather subvert his own allegedly conservative principles than allow President Trump to exercise his constitutional powers as president. Words can hardly express how contemptible this is.”

“Allegedly conservative principles” are key words. As an example, there were no conservative principles displayed on the Gang of Eight amnesty scheme orchestrated by Jeff Flake and John McCain in which they colluded with leftists Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Dick Durbin (D-IL), along with reliable squishes Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Marco Rubio (R-FL). The concerted effort that would ultimately have increased the ranks of the Democrat Party, rendering Republicans to Whig Party status, was not an endeavor undertaken by principled conservatives.

The only line in his otherwise well-argued column that reveals Hinderaker as a Minnesotan rather than an Arizonan is including Flake among others for whom he “once had considerable respect.” Those of us who are not 1700 miles away have long known flaky Flake as a practiced liar, going back to his reneging on his original term limits pledge made when he ran for the U.S. House in 2000.  When called out on his deception, he displayed his notorious smirk and wisecracked, “I lied.” That was one of the few truths the McCain clone has told.


Brett Kavanaugh: 2018’s version of Clarence Thomas

September 17, 2018

NARAL, the acronym for National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League, is a key leftist player in the attempt to keep Judge Brett Kavanaugh from being confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court. The group that equates the death of reborn human babies with “choice,” has issued a statement saying the claim of a woman, suddenly coming forth with assault charges against a-then-high-school-age Kavanaugh “must be believed.” Not only that, but she is ”incredibly brave to do so. and must be treated with the respect and dignity that all survivors deserve.”

His accuser is a professor who initially made the charges anonymously and is now reveling in the spotlight. In 1991 Justice Clarence Thomas, also a conservative judicial nominee, was put through the same offensive sexual harassment wringer by Anita Hill, a woman’s studies and law professor who continued to have a working relationship with him, long before hurling the charges.

Judge Kavanaugh, 56, whose credentials are impeccable, has been a Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit since 2006. Previously, he served for as Senior Associate Counsel and Associate Counsel to President George W. Bush. In the course of his career, he has been vetted six times with no allegations of misconduct surfacing. But those jobs weren’t on the nation’s highest court where liberals desire control.

In the wake of the “Me too” movement, allegations now carry the weight of fact. Men can be discredited without proof, losing their careers, reputations and sometimes, their families. But those are of little consequence when juxtaposed against the ever looming issue of the right to kill — babies. Nothing is so sacred as this go-to-the-mat matter.

Justice Clarence Thomas, the second black on the high court, who had the temerity to be a Republican, described his contemptible hearing in these words:

“This is not an opportunity to talk about difficult matters privately or in a closed environment. This is a circus. It’s a national disgrace. And from my standpoint, as a black American, it is a high-tech lynching for uppity blacks who in any way deign to think for themselves, to do for themselves, to have different ideas, and it is a message that unless you kowtow to an old order, this is what will happen to you. You will be lynched, destroyed, caricatured by a committee of the U.S. Senate rather than hung from a tree.”

Kavanaugh will be put through the same garish spectacle because the radical left can’t abide another Republican on the Supreme Court. They and their allies will oppose him with all of the vigor they can muster. 

Anita Hill had Janet Napolitano, a radical Arizonans know all too well, as her lead lawyer. Judge Kavanaugh’s accuser will have Senate Judiciary Committee members Kamala Harris, Lindsey Graham, Cory Booker and Jeff Flake working to take him down. Trump-hating showboater Flake, a lame duck soon to be out the senate door, has already called for delaying the vote until they hear from Kavanaugh’s previously silent accuser.

Judge Kavanaugh issued this statement today:

“This is a completely false allegation. I have never done anything like what the accuser describes — to her or to anyone. Because this never happened, I had no idea who was making this accusation until she identified herself yesterday.” He stated he would speak to the Judiciary panel “in any way the committee deems appropriate” in order to “defend my integrity.”

 


AZ Republic views ethnicity as top attribute in Gov’s race

September 10, 2018

Although Arizona’s newspaper of record is still in the thrall of mourning over the passing of John McCain, it has found room on Page One to gear up for Nov. General Election. In the Sunday edition, the Periódico de la República de Arizona  (Arizona Republic) briefly cast aside its grief and all but gave an early endorsement to David Garcia, the Democrat gubernatorial candidate, in an zealous paean that filled a third of the jump page.

There was the cursory, ‘He’s good on education,’ spew that pales in comparison to Gov. Doug Ducey falling on his sword and ponying up the 20% pay hike demanded by the teachers who walked off their jobs for a week. They deserved to be fired rather than rewarded for abandoning over 800,000 students statewide in violation of their contractual agreements.

The teacher’s unions — whose members work 8½ months a year — should consider Ducey their hero.  Instead, they’re enraged that their latest extortionist ploy — #InvestInEd, an irreversible constitutional amendment slated to be on the ballot as Prop. 207, a Marxist redistribution of wealth ‘tax the rich’ scheme — was deep-sixed by the Arizona Supreme Court. They hold Ducey, not the justices responsible. That these educrats who lack a basic grasp of the three distinct branches of government, are teaching Arizona’s students, should concern us all.

What sets Garcia apart isn’t his choice in food or drink, described in minute detail, including his refusal to drink milk at someone else’s home, as his campaign bus hit the political trail. His major accomplishment, over which he has no control, is his ethnicity.  Being a Hispanic running for governor appears to be his major attribute, according to reporter Richard Ruelas. The headline topping his report reads: “Aiming for historic win, Garcia gets on the bus— Democrat would be 2nd Latino governor of Arizona.”

We’ve already had four women governors so gender politics has lost its panache.  In over his head, after serving less than half of his four year term, Arizona Gov. Raul Castro eagerly accepted the offer of President Jimmy Carter to take the post of ambassador to Argentina and was gone in a flash.

Garcia lost his 2014 bid for Superintendent of Public Instruction and now is now focusing his gubernatorial campaign on recklessly abolishing ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) leaving our southern border even more vulnerable to criminals. Garcia is also opposed to constructing the much needed wall along our southern border.

His extreme views mirror those of the left-wing, Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic, but not the voters of the state of Arizona who overwhelmingly voted for Donald Trump in 2016. Divisive identity politics is all David Garcia has.  Running the state requires far more than he offers.

The differences couldn’t be more clear. The wise votes will go to Gov. Ducey. Even Mario Diaz agrees.


AZ Gov poll: Unreliable data given nod by leftist AZ Republic

September 6, 2018

This sample of the skewed polls conducted by the left-of-center Public Policy Polling (PPP) should give anyone paying attention a solid basis for doubting the veracity of the company’s conclusions. The liberal, Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic newspaper, however, engaging in wishful thinking, runs with the survey’s findings.

 The newspaper headlines its report, “Doug Ducey, David Garcia neck-and-neck in governor’s race, according to post-primary poll.” Omitted is the fact that it editorially endorsed Democrat David Garcia in the primary election — though admitting PPP did not clarify whether those surveyed were “likely voters,” which is a defining element of such polls.

Seeing Red AZ has not always been on-board with Gov. Ducey. His pandering to Arizona striking teachers demanding a 20% pay hike as they abandoned over 800,000 students in a week-long #RedsForEd*protest and in violation of their contractual agreements, was infuriating. Ducey likely thought his acquiesce would pull the satisfied teachers into his corner.

In fact, just the opposite was true.  They were emboldened by the pay raise, rather than satisfied. Their next effort was #InvestInEd, an extortionist Marxist redistribution of wealth initiative— an irrevocable constitutional amendment — recently removed from the November ballot by the Arizona Supreme Court, for not accurately representing key elements of the “increased tax burden on the affected classes of taxpayers.” It was slated to appear as Prop. 207. The unionist teachers, who obviously confuse the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches of government, are misdirecting their ire on Ducey.

 The permanent funding stream would have been in addition to other subsidies already in place. Passage of ballot propositions — 301 in 2000 increasing the state sales tax and 123 in 2016 a grab from the state land trust — guaranteed more money for education, which apparently is never enough for the teachers who work 8½ months a year. School districts routinely hold budget overrides and bond elections to “get more money into the classroom” —- eduspeak for bolstering teacher’s salaries. A major premise of passing the Arizona Lottery in 1980 was that money from ticket sales would fund schools.

Despite our differences with Gov. Doug Ducey, he is a far superior November General Election candidate than reckless, radical open border supporting David Garcia, who has made getting rid of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) a top priority of his campaign. He’s a liberal DACA proponent, who also opposes construction of a border wall. Garcia is a single issue candidate whose focus is not Arizona citizens.

 *SRAZ added the “s” on Red since the teachers are led by a 24-year-old hip-hop music teacher and self identified socialist — acclaimed by the Socialist Worker publication, who coordinated Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign in Arizona.


Judge Kavanaugh: Dems disgrace SCOTUS hearing

September 5, 2018

Today we deviate from our usual posts to present this column by Ben Shapiro titled,Judge Kavanaugh ambushed by whining, screaming liberals.” written for Eagle PAC.

Shapiro exposes the degradation of what should be a dignified process of evaluating nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Liberals, with their visceral hatred of President Trump on full display during Tuesday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, disgraced not only the process, but themselves. They are still in shock over this.


America‘s actual “Man of the Hour”

September 1, 2018

Americans who strive to stay abreast of the news might be under the impression that the endless coverage of a man they haven’t seen in a year and won’t see again, but who continues to dominate media attention, is the “Man of the Hour.”

In fact, there is another, currently lesser known man, who has the potential to have a far greater impact on all of our lives for decades to come. His name is Brett Kavanaugh. Nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court on July 9, by President Trump, the 53-year-old Circuit Court Judge will be appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee this coming Tuesday, Sept. 4.

The Heritage Foundation gives us a heads up on what we can anticipate. Take four minutes to read, What to Expect in Kavanaugh’s Senate Hearings,by Thomas Jipping, Deputy Director of the Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies and a Senior Legal Fellow.

You’ll be better informed as this vitally important, though partisan process, plays out before the Senate Judiciary Committee (click link for members). Count on the Democrats to be playing to their increasingly radical left-wing base as the mid-term elections approach.

This vacancy was created by the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, a Reagan appointee, who was confirmed to the court in February 1988 by a vote of 97-0.  Don’t expect such an effusive endorsement to be repeated in 2018, when liberal rancor against President Donald Trump is not only palpable, but at a fever pitch.