Vicious shenanigans abound as SCOTUS vote looms

July 11, 2018

McCain aids in partisan skew led by his Gang of 8 amnesty pal Schumer

With liberals ferociously mobilized against confirming Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, simply because he is President Trump’s nominee, the Hillary Clinton endorsing Arizona Republic jumps into the fray with an implausible report. Headlined, “How McCain complicates court process,” filled with preposterous assertions, passing as news.

Acknowledging that John McCain hasn’t been seen in the nation’s capitol since late last year, which the duo of reporters refers to as an “extended absence,” they coyly add he has “health challenges.”

If what his Scottsdale Mayo doctors termed a “significant surgery” to remove a “malignant glioblastoma” described as an “aggressive form of brain cancer,” is “a health challenge,” the reporters engage in absurd understatement.

They follow that with “there has been no widespread public demand for McCain to resign.”  It is widely acknowledged that between the absent McCain and lame-duck Jeff Flake — not running for reelection due to appalling 18% approval ratings — Arizonans have no senate representation. Flake showboats by bashing President Trump at every opportunity, often doing so on far left networks CNN and MSNBC.  Obstinate McCain hasn’t the dignity to resign.

Though he has not been seen since December, the newspaper account inanely states, “McCain cannot vote from Arizona, but has otherwise remained engaged with his job, putting out official statements and commenting on twitter.”

The fact is, his D.C. staff is still being paid and they are busily engaged on his behalf, making him appear relevant. McCain is a seriously ill man, earlier reported to be planning his own funeral. Republicans hold a razor thin 51-49 majority in the senate and every vote is needed.  Left-leaning Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) are considered pivotal as the confirmation process plays out. Democrat Senators from states that voted overwhelming for Donald Trump in 2016, face tough personal decisions, choosing to represent the voters in their states or fall in line with Chuck Schumer’s dictates and risk their jobs when they stand for reelection in November. Three Senators — Heidi Heitkamp (ND), Joe Donnelly (IN), and Joe Manchin (WV) — voted for Judge Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s previous Supreme Court nominee, last year. View the 54-45 roll call vote.

Dem duplicity is blatantly evident. When Judge Brett Kavanaugh was appointed to the U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in 2006, he was confirmed by a vote of 57- 36 — 7 did not vote. Four Democrats bolted and voted with the Republicans for confirmation. View the list of senators and their roll call votes.

Donald Trump is now President of the United States. Petulant Democrats need to accept the fact that scandal-plagued Hillary Clinton lost, and lost big.

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Jon Kyl: “Coyote” for Supreme Court nominee

July 10, 2018

One of the great curiosities of the Trump Administration concerns the high number of “Never Trumpers” — Open borders, Country Club Republicans — who somehow worm their way into positions of responsibility and power — allegedly in the service of President Trump.

The latest — and most notorious — example is the decision to have Jon Kyl — the calculating and committed Arizona amnesty supporter, given the responsibility of shepherding U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh through the process of senate confirmation. The former Arizona Senator, who double-crossed the voters who awarded him his last term (sound familiar?), caved on promises of border security, and was all-in for the infamous McCain Amnesty. The cautious “McKyl” made his treacherous turn for crass careerism — ironically, centered on the Supreme Court.

Here’s the way it went down: Kyl, who might know his way around a speedway, but has a crappy understanding of Vegas odds for “shooting craps,” gambled that his support of “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” would result in his nomination to the High Court by George W. Bush. There was just one problem. There was no vacancy. So, Kyl slithered out of the Senate and into a D.C. lobbying job at Covington & Burling where he partners with Obama’s former Attorney General Eric Holder, among others. Last year Kyl was appropriately named to The Hill‘s “Top Lobbyists: Hired Gunslist, rife with Democrats.

The unctuous Kyl, remembered in Arizona for his slimy McCain-like efforts to purge elected conservatives on the precinct level, is now custodian of the new Supreme Court nominee, escorting him through the senate halls to meet with those who will be voting yea or nay on his confirmation.  As recently as February 2018, Phoenix’ KJZZ headlined a report, “Former Sen. Jon Kyl Is No Fan Of President Trump.”

Now the same Kyl is running an escort service on behalf of President Trump’s SCOTUS nominee.

Ain’t Washington grand?


Pres. Trump nominates Judge Brett Kavanaugh as next SCOTUS Justice

July 9, 2018

In a moving speech introducing Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, President Trump hit all the right notes. It will be difficult for the despairing Democrats to disparage this man, who by all accounts has an impeccable record of jurisprudence.

Prepare for the Left’s lies, which we’ve seen before and are now wise to their deceptive ways. President Ronald Reagan nominated Constitutional scholar and Appellate Court Judge Robert Bork to replace Justice Lewis Powell, July 1, 1987. Like Anthony Kennedy, who is currently retiring, Powell was considered a “swing vote.”

This is amoral Senator Ted Kennedy, savaging Robert Bork with blatant falsehoods. Rather than continue to be the target of the hostility directed at him, when a Supreme Court vacancy existed, the admirable Judge Bork withdrew his name from consideration.

Let these words flowing from the lips of Ted Kennedy sink in. The alcoholic womanizer left 28-year-old campaign worker Mary Jo Kopechne to drown in his car which he drove off a bridge at Chappaquiddick Island. He waited until the next morning to make an appearance, sobered up, wearing a neck brace, with a concocted cover story and accompanied by his long-suffering wife. His presidential aspirations died with the young teacher and political speechwriter.

“Robert Bork’s America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens’ doors in midnight raids, and schoolchildren could not be taught about evolution, writers and artists could be censored at the whim of the Government, and the doors of the Federal courts would be shut on the fingers of millions of citizens.”

Arizonan Sandra Day O’Connor, a moderate Republican, and ultimately the court’s most aggressive swing vote — reveling in that position — was named the first woman to ascend to the U.S. Supreme Court. Bork became a verb.

President Trump and Senate Republicans, heed the words of Biblical prophet Jeremiah, and “gird your loins” for the battle that is sure to come. The sweet truth is, ultimately you will be victorious.


Ignorant Millennials dis an as yet unnamed SCOTUS justice

July 9, 2018

Pres. Trump’s announcement of Supreme Court nominee is scheduled for tonight at 9 p.m. (ET), 6 p.m. Arizona time

The Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic employs two pages and an oversize photo to bemoan the lack of Millennials — those 37 and younger —  running for local public office. The photo shows a line of young adults waiting to hear Socialist Bernie Sanders, a long-in-the-tooth 2016 presidential candidate older than most of their grandfathers. One thing their grandfathers have on them is Gramps knows a thing or two about the failures of Socialism — having seen the toppling of the Berlin wall and the failure of the repressive Marxist regimes of the Soviet Union, Cuba and Venezuela.

Mark J. Perry, a professor of economics and finance at the University of Michigan, writing for the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) authors an informative article titled, Why Socialism Always Fails.”

The far left newspaper details the flawed campaign of a Scottsdale City Council candidate lacking in basic knowledge of the rigors of campaigning. After her petition signatures were successfully challenged she decided politics was not for her, saying the experience left her “disenchanted,” stifling her desire for a future campaign for public office. Rigorous campaigns are not the purview of faint of heart “snowflakes.”

At 9 p.m. (ET) tonight. President Donald Trump is expected to announce his nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who recently announced his retirement. Kennedy, turning 82 later this month, was appointed to the high court in 1988 by President Ronald Reagan.

Watch as those who weren’t born at that time and most likely couldn’t name any of the current justices, are quick to authoritatively opine on a justice who has yet to be nominated or confirmed.  It’s all about liberal indoctrination, racial and gender politics and baseless Trump hatred.

H/T: Campus Reform video


Sen. Dems poised to abandon Schumer’s SCOTUS dictates

July 7, 2018

Insurrection brewing: Schumer’s own NY district assemblyman has vowed to vote with GOP after scathing rebuke of Schumer’s deceit

Monday at 9:00 pm (ET) President Donald Trump is expected to name his Second U.S. Supreme Court nominee.  Justice Anthony Kennedy’s recent letter announcing his retirement provides the president the opportunity to replicate the type of thoughtful, experienced justice he picked when selecting 10th Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch.

Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett is rumored to top the president’s short list. Others whose names are mentioned as possible choices are Federal Judges Brett Michael Kavanaugh, Raymond Kethledge, Thomas Hardiman and Utah Sen. Mike Lee. 

This ad, “Another Great Justice,” was produced by the Judicial Crisis Network.

Judge Gorsuch’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court was confirmed on April 7, 2017 by a 54–45 vote, Three Democrat senators who voted for Justice Gorsuch are Joe Manchin (D-WV), Joe Donnelly (D-IN) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), This was the Senate vote tally.

They are each facing tough reelection races in states that strongly supported President Trump in November 2016, and are clearly in a bind, since opposing the president’s second nominee could come at great personal cost in their home state elections. 

Do they cave to the dictates of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, whose plan is to flip two Republicans, or do what’s right? RINO McCain will not be voting and lame-duck Flake, who also partnered with Schumer on the Gang of 8 amnesty scheme, is unreliable.

All is not going well for Schumer. Closer to home, his tactics have earned him a strong rebuke, as seen in this posting from his own Brooklyn district. His former Democrat ally, Assemblyman Dov Hikind, has publicly taken Schumer to task after receiving a campaign mailer in which Schumer attacked the “hard right” while omitting “vital information.”

Hinkind boldly hammers Schumer and national Democrats for downplaying the impact the Trump administration has had in fostering economic growth. Schumer, who voted against the president’s tax reform package, joined House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in denouncing the savings, wages hikes, and bonuses made possible by its passage as “crumbs.”

The Washington Free Beacon reports Hikind has pledged to vote with the New York state party GOP until the Democrat Party “returns to sanity.” He’ll have a long wait.


Is this worthy of Page One coverage?

July 5, 2018

 

The contrivance of ‘Russian Collusion’ had no traction and veered into oblivion, Stormy Who? became an evaporated drizzle, the economy is up, unemployment is down. Desperate Democrats are left with ramping up the fallacious issue of family reunification for invaders and publicly screeching at White House cabinet members and Republican elected officials in restaurants, theaters and in their own front yards.

Real news would entail reporting on President Trump’s successes, which is inconceivable to the operatives populating the leftist national media and the agenda-driven Arizona Republic.

The increasingly anorexic Arizona Republic, reliant on mostly unedited ASU Cronkite student reporters, and a single page USA Today fold-over for added heft, outdid itself with this Page One report. Titled, “John McCain, family, celebrate Independence Day in Arizona with giant water slide.”

Gullible online readers are then regaled with Independence Day tweets supposedly sent out by John McCain, via his office, of course. He is described by the local fish wrap in bio format:

“McCain, the six-term senator, 2008 GOP presidential nominee and former prisoner of war, continues to go through physical therapy as he battles a typically deadly form of brain cancer known as glioblastoma.”

This pathetic charade posing as news, provides cover to the deceptive McCain who used the Republican Party to get elected, and has been heralded by the local newspaper as a “Maverick” for colluding with Democrats for decades, and now — though seriously ill —  hasn’t the grace to resign after not being seen in public since last December. Between McCain and lame duck, Trump-hating Republicrat Jeff Flake, who spends his final days in D.C. purposely blocking votes on President Trump’s federal appellate court nominees, Arizonans have no representation in the U.S. Senate. Flake is not running for reelection due to embarrassing 18% approval ratings.

These are the issues that should be Page One news. Don’t hold your breath waiting for responsible reporting.


Trusting Jeff Flake on Supreme Court nominee is a fool’s errand

June 29, 2018

Now claims he won’t stall President Trump’s SCOTUS nominee

Jeff Flake — obsessed with Trump hatred and on his way out the political door after dismal 18% approval numbers convinced him of the folly of trying to hold onto the senate seat he occupied for a single term — appears to have experienced a revelation.

He now says he won’t withhold his support of a Trump Supreme Court nominee.

How big of the small man. IF he can be trusted.

As Roll Call reports, showboating Flake admits he has stalled the president’s federal appeals court nominees by withholding his support on the Judiciary Committee in an effort to force the Senate to vote against President Trump’s imposition of tariffs — which Flake opposes.

Now the unreliable Flake, whose ego and cockiness outweigh his intelligence, says he’ll assess each judicial candidate nominated to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy separately. Flake’s apparent change of heart would leave Senate Democrats still searching for at least one GOP ally to block a Trump nomination to the high court.  Republicans placing trust in the devious Flake who has nothing to lose, do so at their own peril. He’s keenly aware that Republicrat Sens. Susan Collins (Maine) who joined Flake in supporting Obama’s Supreme Court nomination of Democrat Merrick Garland and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), will adhere to a left-wing agenda that includes abortion on demand.

 “My goal here is not to block judges. My goal is to get a vote on tariffs, and I have all the leverage I need with circuit court nominees,” he boasted. The Supreme Court “is unaffected.” I have all the leverage I need. I certainly wasn’t anticipating a Supreme Court vacancy, but it’s unaffected.”

 Flake obviously has an “I” problem,  He references himself seven times in one short paragraph.

“I do think that unless we can actually do something other than just approving the president’s executive calendar, his nominees, judges, that we have no reason to be there,” Flake has previously stated. “So, I think myself and a number of senators, at least a few of us will stand up and say let’s not move any more judges until we get a vote for example on tariffs.”

Flake was asked about his procedural maneuvering during an interview on ABC‘s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, where he groused, that the president was redefining the Republican Party. In speaking with Bill Clinton’s former senior White House advisor and past advisor to the Democrat Party, Flake described Trump and his administration as constituting “a crisis,” a description relished by Stephanopoulos.

Flake can’t bring himself to acknowledge the enormous and supportive crowds President Trump continues to draw at appearances across the nation. Flake couldn’t even fill a small meeting room.

The question that bubbles to the surface is why is a marginal guy like Jeff Flake, who has spent the bulk of his career at the public trough or lobbying as a registered foreign agent in Africa for a uranium mining company with ties to Iran, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee?

The Center for Responsive Politics details the sources of Flake’s incumbency-driven money train. Even as a lame-duck, as of March 31, 2018 he still had $1,269,704 “on hand,” What happens to that bundle now that he’s no longer a candidate?