SCOTUS: 6 Cases amid rumors of Kennedy retirement

June 25, 2017

The SCOTUS blog provides a rundown of the final cases of the Supreme Court ‘s current session, though interest is also swirling about the rumored retirement announcement of Justice Anthony Kennedy.  

The Left is already in full rage mode over  Barack Obama’s lame duck nominee Merrick Garland ,falling off the face of the legal earth as President Donald Trump appointed  Tenth Circuit Appellate Judge Neil Gorsuch to the high court after the unexpected death of iconic justice Antonin Scalia. 

Democrats will go apoplectic if Trump gets another bite at the Supreme Court apple. Expect resistance, distortions and fireworks from the left.

But nothing is certain with justices. Justice Kennedy, who turns 81 in July, was a Reagan nominee who relished his position as the ‘swing vote,’ often siding with the court’s liberals — as did Sandra Day O’Connor, who also skunked Reagan.

The other two older justices, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 84, and Stephen Breyer, 78, were both nominated by Bill Clinton.  Democrats are not known to veer from their liberalism. Chief Justice John Roberts, nominated by George W. Bush, stunned Republicans when he upheld the health care overreach known as Obamacare by inveigling  the costs as “a tax.“ Roberts also voted with the liberals to gut most of Arizona’s well crafted SB 1070, which addressed the flood of illegal aliens entering our state.

For background on Chief Justice Roberts legal switcheroos, we recommend you read Jeff Crouere’s analysis  Et Tu, John Roberts? posted at the time on Townhall.


Jihadist terrorism: The “new normal” is unacceptable

June 4, 2017

Justice Dept. asks SCOTUS to let temporary travel ban take effect

The UK’s Daily Mail reports another deadly attack by radical Islamic terrorists has hit London, less than two weeks after jihadist murderers targeted their blood lust on a crowd of mostly young girls and women following a concert in the Manchester arena. The 22-year-old terrorist made numerous trips to Libya, his parent’s homeland, where he learned the cowardly techniques of mass slaughter of innocents.

The latest — dual London Bridge area attacks — in which a van plowed through a crowd of pedestrians, followed by gruesome knifings with 12-inch blades —are the third jihadist deadly assaults on British soil in just 10 weeks. This rampage resulted in 7 dead and over 45 wounded.

The Islamic-based contagion is spreading and taking lives in Western Europe and the United States. But wanting to protect ourselves from what Daniel Greenfield descries as the “new normal,” brands us as Islamophobes. Greenfield, a journalist and scholar who focuses on the radical left and Islamic terrorism, rightly identifies Islamic terrorism as a war. In his latest column,Europe’s next big war,“ he unequivocally states, “The only way to stop that war is to stop migration from terror states today.”

During his campaign, President Donald Trump sensibly advocated banning travel from terror sponsoring nations. In view of the ongoing violence we have been exposed to since Sept. 11, 2001, it was a compelling reason many Americans supported his candidacy. After election, on Jan. 27 he attempted to implement restrictions involving 7 terror sponsoring nations: Voices on the left accused him of  anti-Muslim discrimination. A revised list of 6 counties, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Syria and Yemen, omitting Iraq — noted that they were either state sponsors of terrorism or their territories were so compromised that they were effectively havens for terrorist groups. On March 6 it too, was shot down by federal judges, who declared it violated the First Amendment religious protections of Muslims.

“This executive order responsibly provides a needed pause so we can carefully review how we scrutinize people coming here from these countries of concern,” U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said.  Included is the ability of specific individuals to be able to request waivers, which will be given on a case-by-case basis.

The Justice Department announced it is “confident that President Trump’s executive order is well within his lawful authority to keep the nation safe and protect our communities from terrorism. The president is not required to admit people from countries that sponsor or shelter terrorism, until he determines that they can be properly vetted and do not pose a security risk to the United States.”

On Thursday, the Trump administration requested the U.S. Supreme Court allow the temporary ban to take effect.

Stay tuned.


Jeff Flake’s new gimmick to win conservatives

May 12, 2017

Political ploy intended to garner votes is a stale scam

Jeff Flake, rightfully concerned about his lagging popularity as he gears up for a 2018 reelection campaign, has a shiny new object to grab your attention away from his less than stellar commitment to Republican principles.

Even the left-of-center, Hillary endorsing Arizona Republic had to admit that according to its own poll, Flake’s numbers are weak.

His most recent fundraising email, using John McCain’s “Friend” salutation, touts his efforts, along with McCain, of course, to sever Arizona from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.  Flake says the court is too large to be effective. He backs that up with the protracted time — up to 15 months — he claims it takes “to make a decision because they are so backed up in their work.”

“I’ve introduced a bill with John McCain that will split the 9th and create a new, 12th Circuit Court of Appeals because Arizonans and other Western states don’t have the bedrock principle of swift justice found in the rest of our nation,” writes Flake.

Before he moves to the money plea, using bold italicized type Flake intones, “Justice delayed is justice denied,” neglecting to credit British Prime Minister William E. Gladstone who said those words in 1868.

“Join me in fighting for a solution for Arizona,” Flake implores. “We need courts that are fair and effective for everyone, not political institutions. Let’s make it happen; chip in $5, $10, or whatever you can today to bring justice to Arizona!”

We’ve removed the links to his donation page, since even $5 is too much to send to this Republicrat phony. Money is the least of his problems. He’s been amassing plenty from lobbyists.

Flake blathers about the size of the court and its backlog of cases, slowing its actions.

What he doesn’t mention is that the Ninth Circuit is a crushingly liberal monopoly and one of the most overturned circuit courts in the nation, since those facts don’t matter to increasingly left-leaning Flake. This is not Flake’s first trip to this political well. He also introduced this legislation during the 114th Congress, but it didn’t receive a vote. The current version has a single cosponsor, John McCain. Congress has considered proposals to break up the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals dating back to 1941.

After meeting with Democrat Merrick Garland, Obama’s lame duck Supreme Court nominee, Jeff Flake tried to fast track him to the High Court. Make no mistake, Flake is a mirror image of John McCain and his former senate seatmate, Jon Kyl, who both voted to confirm liberal Democrats to the  Ninth Circuit and other federal courts.

When Flake first ran for congress, he latched onto the issue of eliminating “pork,” the term used for non-essential spending. Forming another federal Circuit Court will incur massive costs, though Flake omits that fact. Amnesty supporting Flake has never addressed the astronomical costs associated with turning illegal aliens into citizens or its impact on actual American citizens.

Let’s review who Jeff Flake actually is:

AZ GOP’s Jonathan Lines exposed as establishment trickster  provides a list exposing Jeff Flake.

Jeff Flake impersonates a Republican as reelection nears

 Refurbishing of RINO Flake begins

SCOTUS nominee Gorsuch grilled by legion of lessers & UPDATE Watch the embarrassing video under “Update.”

Jeff Flake: Reaping what he has sown

So you think you know Jeff Flake? Think again


Kerplunk! Sheriff Penzone falls from grace

May 5, 2017

That didn’t take long.  Paul Penzone, the new shurff in town, is already feeling the wrath of the newspaper that couldn’t wait to see him unseat former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who had been reelected to an unprecedented six 4-year terms. 

The upset stung, but was not unexpected since Republican Arpaio was in the eye of the storm for doing the job he was repeatedly elected to do. It didn’t hurt that Penzone was the darling of the illegal alien protectors at the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) or that he had secured the financial backing of open borders multi-billionaire globalist George Soros. In August 2016, Politico reported that Soros was working behind the scenes throughout the nation to overhaul the U.S. Justice system — working to elect liberal prosecutors and law enforcement professionals as a means of loosening America’s criminal justice structure. Electing Democrat Paul Penzone was a part of that ambitious scheme.

With this background, fast forward to a recent newspaper editorial. Elvia Diaz takes on Penzone, chastising him for wanting to replace the court ordered advisory panel put in place to hamstring Joe Arpaio.  Count on the fact that the word “controversial” is still used in conjunction with Joe Arpaio. That’s de rigueur. No mention is made of the fact that Penzone has referred to illegal invaders as “guests.”

The ostensibly independent six-member panel, arising out of a lawsuit, was mandated by U.S. District Court Judge Murray Snow, who has routinely evidenced his own biases. Since then-sheriff Arpaio opted out of playing games, the panel members are all recommended by the ACLU which represents the plaintiffs in the ongoing Melendres case.

But why go after their pet Penzone? Paul Penzone wants to change the members and configuration from six to five members. In exerting independence, he is distressing both editorialist Diaz— the obvious Linda Valdez successor-in-training —- and the Hispanic activists who are now attempting to rein him in. What a surprise.  He doesn’t find this muzzling any more appealing than Arpaio did. He says the antagonistic positions of the current panel members make the situation unworkable and has announced he “won’t respond to unreasonable demands or unrealistic expectations.”

Diaz chastises Penzone, warning him there could be another Arpaio waiting to challenge him in four years.

A liberal, Penzone has set up citizens panels to advise him on other issues that focus on blacks, Hispanics and homosexuals. But according to the report, the “activists” say those groups are composed of Penzone’s sympathizers and don’t speak for “undocumented immigrants“ —– which this site chooses to refer to in more precise terms as “illegal aliens,” since we don‘t adhere to the AP Stylebook.

Silly us. We were laboring under the obvious misconception that the sheriff of one of the largest counties in the United States represented us all — even white, non-Hispanic heterosexuals who happen to be citizens.

Imagine having the tenacity to hold such brazenly seditious thoughts! Then again, that’s likely why you’re reading Seeing Red AZ in the first place.


Jeff Flake impersonates a Republican as reelection nears

May 2, 2017

Monday’s mail held quite a surprise. There was a letter from someone passing himself off as Jeff Flake asking for money for an upcoming reelection campaign. Jeff Flake, you will recall, is Arizona’s slippery junior senator serving with John McCain, now attempting to persuade Arizona Republicans that he represents our interests.

The missive begins with these words, “President Obama and his team spent a lot of time over the past eight years using executive orders to grow the federal government — and now we are working around the clock to make it smaller.”

Bashing Obama, he omits the fact that he took great pride in being a member of Barack Obama’s basketball team and traveling to unusual locales with the Democrat president — including Kenya as the sole Republican, and accompanying him to Communist Cuba to normalize relations with repressive dictator Raul Castro.

Flake then advises that he “had the privilege to meet both privately with Judge Gorsuch and as a member of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary” attempting to take credit for President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court appointment. What Jeff Flake neglects to mention is his zealous, but failed advocacy for fast-tracking the confirmation of Obama’s lame duck Democrat nominee Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court to fill the seat of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia.

Jeff demonstrated his Flaky side when questioning President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch, turning serious business into a joke. (video) No one has ever accused the perpetually smirking Flake of being an intellectual, but this display of foolishness gave new meaning to the word embarrassing.

Flake also broke with Senate Republicans, voting with the Democrats to confirm lawyer William H. Orrick III, a high dollar Obama campaign bundler, to the U.S. District Court. Last week, Orrick blocked President Trump’s executive order to withhold federal funding from sanctuary cities refusing to cooperate with immigration enforcement. Orrick was not unknown to Jeff Flake. He worked at the Department of Justice when the agency filed a lawsuit against the state of Arizona and was involved in coordinating the Obama administration’s argument against SB 1070.

Judge Orrick issued a temporary restraining order against the Center for Medical Progress, a pro-life group that released undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood officials and abortionists haggling over lunch for dollar amounts in the sale of aborted human body parts.

Jeff Flake is a dedicated amnesty proponent, who worked with McCain to orchestrate the Gang of Eight amnesty scheme with two other RINOs and four of the furthest left Democrats in the U.S. Senate. This betrayal came immediately after he was safely ensconced in the senate, having won by 3 slim percentage points. Count on the fact that this duplicitous bill will be revived if Flake is returned to the senate. Don’t be conned by the tricky rhetoric that “our immigration system is broken.” The only thing broken is the will to enforce it — a nightmare scenario in these perilous times. When Flake says, “We must quickly and thoughtfully secure our borders,” read between the lines. To Flake “thoughtfully” is amnesty, without using the career killing word. And America does not have borders.  We have a single border surrounding our entire (contiguous) country.

In the solicitation letter Jeff Flake portrays himself as a supporter of President Trump, another colossal lie. Jeff Flake’s refusal to endorse Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was followed by his repeated declaration that he would not vote for Trump. In fact, he haughtily declared Trump “can’t and shouldn’t win.  Not voting for Trump put Flake firmly in Hillary Clinton’s column.

Flake has long demonstrated he has no core. Prior to his political career, Flake worked as a lobbyist and registered foreign agent for Rossing Uranium — one of the world’s largest suppliers of nuclear fuel — which operates a mine in the African country of Namibia where Flake did his LDS mission. Flake earned a substantial salary opening doors in D.C. and promoting the firm which had deep financial ties to Iran. When it benefited him as a candidate, Flake deftly switched his position on Iran.

Flake nearly threw the left-leaning Arizona Republic into apoplexy, causing it to editorially declare Flake to be a mere “politician” — no longer a “statesman,” when he exhibited a campaign related change of heart on legalizing millions of illegal aliens. It was just a short-term move in order to secure votes. Those on the editorial board need not have wasted a moment’s concern.  He reverted to his former position immediately after the votes were counted.

When your solicitation letter arrives, consider using the enclosed postage paid envelope to send it back to him — empty — replicating the promises he’s made.

Dr. Kelli Ward is a bright conservative possessing core convictions.  Check out her website. Send her a donation.  She doesn’t have the D.C. lobbyist crowd who fund Jeff Flake. She needs us. These are six-year terms. How much more of the McStatus quo can we take?


Leftist Fed. Judge overrides Pres. Trump’s sanctuary city order

April 26, 2017

Why does Jeff Flake collude with Dems supporting liberal federal judges?

U.S. District Court Judge William H. Orrick on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump’s executive order to withhold federal funding from sanctuary cities refusing to cooperation with immigration enforcement. Last night, the White House released a statement saying, “Once again, a single district judge — this time in San Francisco — has ignored federal immigration law to set a new immigration policy for the entire country.”

During Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign for president, lawyer William H. Orrick III, was a bundler, raising approximately $200,000 for him as well as donating $30,000 of his own money to support Obama’s candidacy.

In a grandiose quid pro quo, Obama nominated William Orrick to a federal judgeship in June 2012, although he was not confirmed until the following February due to a party line vote. Arizona Republicrat Jeff Flake solved Obama’s quandary as he broke with the GOP and voted to confirm liberal Democrat Orrick.

Orrick was not unknown to Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake. He worked at the Department of Justice when the agency filed a lawsuit against the state of Arizona and was involved in coordinating the Obama administration’s argument against SB 1070.

A guy right up amnesty supporting Jeff Flake’s alley. 

In 2015, Judge William Orrick issued a temporary restraining order against The Center for Medical Progress, a pro-life group that released undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood. officials and abortionists haggling over lunch for dollar amounts in the sale of aborted  human body parts —- as their wine glasses clinked in the background. One abortionist laughed as she announced her desire  to buy a Lamborghini.

 During his Senate confirmation hearing for a seat on the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, William Orrick promised if confirmed he would never let his political views influence the way he rules on cases.

“My varied legal background is evidence that I will treat all litigants fairly and with respect, and that I will not let my personal views interfere with the administration of justice,” he said. “I have great respect for every type of client I have represented. I have never let my political beliefs affect my legal judgment, and believe that politics have no place in the courtroom.”

When asked what his policy on immigration-related cases would be, Orrick vowed he would recuse himself “from any case that was pending in the Office of Immigration Litigation while I was Deputy Assistant Attorney General and from any other case as required by the Code of Conduct for United States Judges as well as other relevant Canons and statutory provisions.”

With his background, Judge Orrick needs to recuse himself now.

Is Jeff Flake incredibly naive, a fool or a committed Democrat supporter? Flake, it should be remembered, pushed for fast  tracking the confirmation of Obama’s lame duck Democrat nominee Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court to fill the seat of Justice Antonin Scalia. Fortunately, more rational minds prevailed and President Trump’s nominee 10th Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch was confirmed.

In this instance, Jeff Flake either believed William Orrick‘s slick pledges or agreed with expanding the liberal footprint on the federal bench or decades to come.

Remember in 2016, Jeff Flake took his pre-election show on the network road telling anyone who would listen that he had no intention of voting for the Republican Party’s nominee, Donald J. Trump. That translated to voting for Hillary.

Liberal colluder Jeff Flake worked with John McCain, a pack of dedicated left-wingers, and a couple of RINOs in a repeated effort to orchestrate the Gang of Eight amnesty scheme. Flake is up for reelection in 2018. U.S. Senate terms are six long years. Haven’t we had enough of Flake’s trickery? Support an actual  conservative —  Dr. Kelli Ward for U.S. Senate.  Arizona deserves better than the limp-wristed “representation” we’ve been getting.


Good luck trying to gain access to Jeff Flake’s town hall tonight

April 13, 2017

Prediction: East Valley folks will circle the wagons around Flake

After newly elected conservative U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs (AZ CD-5) had his first town hall meeting invaded by boorish Democrats on Tuesday, Republicrat Jeff Flake will be holding another of his tightly controlled meetings this evening.

It’s not Democrats Flake needs to concern himself with.  Arizona’s junior senator, who will be standing for reelection next year, has nothing to fear from the left. His hard lined stance in opposition to Republican nominee Donald Trump — who carried Arizona and all of the state‘s 11 electoral votes — mirrored that of Hillary Clinton most strident supporters.

Flake needs to figure a way to infect Arizona Republicans with pre-election amnesia. We need to forget his repeated declaration that he would not vote for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. In fact, he haughtily declared Trump “can‘t and shouldn‘t win, Flake’s indefensible  positions have left him with weak support, that even his oddly inappropriate smirk can’t reverse. He has been quoted as saying, “that’s the beauty of a six-year term” meaning he hopes our memories are short. Due to his leftward lurch, Flake forgets the symbol of the Republican Party is the long memoried elephant.

AZ’s Channel 3 covered first term senator Flake’s unpopularity, revealing him as the most unpopular U.S. Senator in the nation.

Besides blasting GOP nominee Trump, Flake also urged support of Barack Obama’s lame duck appointee, Democrat Merrick Garland, to the U.S. Supreme Court. Saner heads prevailed since Garland would have pitched the high court irreversibly to the left in the near future and influenced decisions for decades to come. Once elected, President Trump appointed Judge Neil Gorsuch. Though he was unanimously confirmed to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, Democrats pulled out all stops to derail him. The Republican president Flake refused to vote for was ultimately victorious in changing the face of the most powerful court in the land.

Flake’s event this evening is slated for 7 p.m. at the Mesa Convention Center. It’s advertised as having attendance based on a first come, first served basis. Count on Flake’s core East Valley base dutifully standing in line for hours before the doors open to ensure they get those “first come, first served” seats, in an effort to save him from embarrassing questions.

Unwilling to face Republican voters, John McCain, Flake‘s equally unpopular mentor recently took questions via the safe Facebook Live route.

Flake and McCain have experience with such contrivances. Their tightly controlled  “Conversation on Immigration,” when they were leaders of the Gang of Eight amnesty scheme with Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin, a host of liberals and a couple of other RINOs is just one example of their duplicity.

They want our votes, but have no interest in hearing our voices.