McCain embarrassed again: Chased off Navajo Nation

August 18, 2015

Navajo activists shout at McCain: “Get off our land”

The less than enthusiastic welcome John McCain received as he and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey visited the Navajo Nation in northern Arizona is garnering plenty of attention. The Blaze, Western Journalism and Raw Story are just a few of the sites reporting on the middle-finger reception that greeted McCain.

When John McCain was censured in 2014 by fed-up Republican elected officials and booed in 2015 at the state GOP meeting the following year, he got off easy. Angry Republicans are a staid lot compared to irate Navajos. We could stand to learn a thing or two about in-tandem sprinting after vehicles and shouting while carrying signs — an action they’ve perfected.

McCain and Ducey traveled to the reservation to participate in a ceremony commemorating the unique contributions of Navajo Code Talkers — whose use of their native language baffled the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II — and meet with tribal and community leaders. Instead, McCain was met by protesters at two separate locations, and was literally chased off the tribal land.

Check out The Blaze for the back story to the reception.

Here’s hoping those expressing dissatisfaction with John McCain keep their ire up and work to get out the vote for Dr. Kelli Ward — who provides all Arizonans a real choice.


What’s behind the Obama-Jeff Flake connection?

August 10, 2015

As some Democrats peel away from backing Barack Obama’s Iran nuclear deal, the White House is ramping up pressure by issuing threats against defectors, notably Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY). Press secretary Josh Earnest recommended Democrats should question whether Schumer is fit to become the party’s leader in the Senate, saying members may want to “consider the voting record of those who want to lead the caucus.”

Yet as  Obama struggles to gain congressional backing for the flawed nuclear agreement, he’s looking to other cronies as he ramps up lobbying efforts. During his search under rocks for such a defector, who’d have imagined he’d find one in Arizona? If you thought it was the mavericky John McCain, you’d be wrong. He opposes the deal. It’s none other than Obama’s good buddy, traveling companion and basketball playing chum, Jeff Flake.

Using peculiar language, left-of-center Politico carries the report on Flake being courted by Obama to join the Democrats on the Iran vote with these words:

“The pursuit of Sen. Jeff Flake shows how far the president’s willing to go for a legacy-defining nuclear pact“ and “two weeks ago, Flake found himself surrounded by Democrats on Air Force One headed to Africa, having joined Obama for his first trip to the continent while in office.”

Pew Research Center’s survey of media outlets places Politico in the left of the partisan ideological field with its decidedly liberal bias. 

Even so, translating those distorted words into rational concepts isn’t difficult. Obama isn’t going further than a close associate, and Flake did not “find himself surrounded by Democrats on Air Force One headed to Africa.” He was not body-snatched. He was invited, accepted and packed his bags, no doubt with his perpetual smirk planted on his face.

Congressional Republicans worry cutting a deal with a rogue regime, known to sponsor terrorism, still holding American hostages and whose leaders shout “death to America,” and vow to annihilate Israel, even while the negations are underway, is a recipe for disaster. But Flake appears to be onboard with Obama’s preposterous idea that Iran can be trusted to comply with restrictions aimed at curtailing its ability to produce enough weapons-grade enriched uranium for a nuclear bomb.

Though Iran outwardly maintains its disinterest in obtaining a nuclear weapon, its previous stealth activities raised fears that led to international trade, banking and financial sanctions.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee chair Bob Corker, (R-TN) is distrustful of the agreement, saying it doesn’t guarantee “anytime, anywhere inspections” nor does the deal allow U.S. inspectors on the ground.

“Instead of the once-promised ‘anytime, anywhere’ inspections, this agreement gives Iran nearly a month of advanced notice to hide any evidence of developing a nuclear weapon,” he said. “Even worse, there are two secret side deals — we can’t ever see — that appear to restrict inspectors’ access to key sites. Iran will go from a weakened state to an economically robust country without being forced to change any of its roguish, destructive behavior,” Corker said. Watch his video here.

In the midst of these grave concerns, on which lawmakers must vote by September 17, congress is now on a month-long summer recess, and Obama is taking a two-week vacation in Martha’s Vineyard.

Despite dark clouds of calamity hovering, life goes on for the powerful elites.


Jeff Flake’s progressively close Democrat ties

August 9, 2015

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Gilbert Watch blog* has posted a fact-filled report titled, “Jeff Flake: The Only Republican to Vote for the Judge Who Blocked Release of Fetal Body Sales Videos.”

Flake, like his mentors, John McCain and Jon Kyl, has toiled at burnishing a Republican veneer, even as he gives an award-winning impersonation of a liberal Democrat.   

Just days ago, Seeing Red AZ ran a post titled, “A question for Jeff Flake,” in which we exposed not only his amnesty commitment and the abhorrent actions of his ‘fellow traveler’ liberal Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez, but Flake’s increasing associations with Congressional Democrats — recently as the sole Republican accompanying Barack Obama and nearly two dozen Democrats on a trip to Kenya.

Despite his unquestioned dedication to amnesty, he nearly fooled the like-thinkers at Arizona Republic with a brief pre-election turnaround. But he’s been quoted as saying, “that’s the beauty of a six-year term.” Flake counts on the electorate having a short memory.

Jeff Flake’s untrustworthiness rivals Hillary Clinton’s. It’s not a surprise he’s ranked the most unpopular Senator in the nation.

*Kudos to the reliably conservative Gilbert Watch blog


“Straight talking” McCain’s pro-life double talk

August 1, 2015

AZ GOP Chairman Robert Graham should call out McCain’s hypocrisy

Most of us have seen at least portions of the videos produced by Center for Medical Progress clearly showing Planned Parenthood’s high level executives casually discussing the barbaric harvesting and selling of pre-born baby body parts, including brains, hearts, lungs and livers — sometimes intact bodies — resulting from abortions performed in their facilities. Haggling over specific prices, Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Medical Directors’ Council President, Dr. Mary Gatter, brazenly stated, “I want a Lamborghini.”

Any reasonable person watching the undercover videos would be repulsed by the jovial and casual manner in which these unlawful negotiations were conducted — often over lunch.

In the latest reportable year, Planned Parenthood received subsidies of nearly $530 million — over half a billion dollars — in taxpayer funding, which many in Congress would like to see halted. A Senate bill aimed at defunding the abortion provider would redirect those millions of dollars to community health care centers and hospitals that actually provide women’s health care  services.

Pending legislation places the issue squarely in the political realm which is no doubt why AZ GOP Chairman Robert Graham called on Arizona Democrats to donate to charity the Planned Parenthood contributions they’ve received to promote the abortion industry’s issues.

Senate Bill 1881 was introduced just days ago, July 28, 2015. It’s aim is to prohibit federal funding to Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Jeff Flake’s name is missing from the list of U.S. Senators who signed on to Sen. Joni Ernst’s bill, but candidate John McCain is onboard.

This presents the ideal opportunity for Robert Graham to ask Straight-talking John McCain to explain his vote in favor of embryonic stem cell research. In 2012, McCain advised Republicans to leave the issue (of abortion) alone” and declared, “I think we have to have a bigger tent, there’s no doubt about it.” Instead he cited the urgency of passing “immigration reform.”

In this 1999 clip McCain advocates returning to the days before the pro-life plank was included in the Republican Platform — blandly referring to abortion as an “unpleasant procedure.”

Now as he runs for yet another 6-year term, McCain who will be 80 by Election Day, says: “As a lifetime pro-life supporter, I have fought for decades to defend the rights of all human life, especially those who cannot defend themselves.”

 John McCain has an odd way of showing that deep commitment.


Ringside at AZ GOP: A.J. LaFaro takes on Robert Graham

July 24, 2015

LaFaro victorious, hoisting truth and fearlessness against McEstablishment

From the ICYMI Department:  Tucson’s conservative News & Talk 104.1 KQTH radio host James T. Harris interviewed former Maricopa County Chairman A.J. LaFaro regarding the boorish actions of Arizona Republican Chairman Robert Graham.

Unbelievably, Graham stopped payment on the rent check for the Maricopa County office that just opened July 13 in Tempe. County GOP officials were notified of Graham’s reprehensible action by the bank. The usually brash Graham went uncharacteristically mute, giving no prior notice of his inconceivable actions to either current Maricopa County Republican Chairman Tyler Bowyer or County GOP Treasurer David Ludwig.

Graham, a committed McCain and establishment ally was obviously engaging in political retribution against Bowyer, who hosted and appeared onstage with Donald Trump during his Phoenix appearance. The July 11, event drew 5,000 attendees, people later marginalized by John McCain as “crazies.”*

Seeing Red AZ covered Graham’s unconscionable behavior in “AZ GOP’s Robert Graham’s spiteful retribution,” using background information by Frosty Taylor, editor of MCRC Republican Briefs.

Opening his radio interview with A.J. LaFaro, James T. Harris read the Seeing Red AZ introduction and continued to discuss the matter with LaFaro, punctuated by the entire Briefs report.

Listen to the informative interview. You’ll quite possibly find out more than you ever knew about the ruthless hierarchy of the Arizona Republican Party. Conservative A.J. LaFaro does a fine job of exposing the unsavory McUnderbelly.

Here’s an example:

“Robert Graham is pathetic,” states LaFaro. “And his latest stunt is just one more reason he needs to resign immediately or be recalled   I’ve said all along that Robert Graham has sold his soul to the devil and to the RINO establishment here in AZ — John McCain, Jeff Flake and Jon Kyl to name a few….”

Our thanks to A.J. LaFaro for speaking the truth and continuing to give conservatives a voice.

* When interviewed by Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly Thursday evening, McCain was asked about his characterization of conservatives as “crazies.” The slippery McCain chuckled and said he was merely “joking.” Unfortunately, O’Reilly let the deceptive McCain off the hook without any further prodding. Arizonans are more attuned. McCain, known for brandishing insults and his salty tongue, brushed off his derogatory depiction of conservatives claiming it was made in jest while dismissing the term “crazies” as a warm tribute. “I have town hall meetings all over Arizona. A guy stands up and tells me I’m crazy, I view it as a term of endearment,” McCain said.


McCain v. Trump: There’s more to the story

July 20, 2015

Trump has engaged Republicans weary of the establishment control of the GOP

The Washington Post’s Dan Balz is apoplectic in describing what he terms GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s “attack” on John McCain in questioning his heroism. In a report on the fray, littered with quotes from unnamed presidential candidates, one used the word “lethal” and another expected “a complete cratering” of Trump’s support. “Still another,” Balz writes, “predicted Trump would become ‘a niche candidate’ and a “sideshow to the main event.”

In fact, just the opposite is true. Recent polling shows outspoken businessman Donald Trump leading the pack with 18%. Recently announced Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker jumped in at 15% and Jeb Bush stands at 14%. None of the other GOP candidates reach double digits.

McCain, it should be remembered, began the slugfest with his comments in reaction to Trump’s Phoenix appearance last week which drew 5,000 attendees. McCain not only denounced Trump as “firing up the crazies,“ he arrogantly gave a back of the hand to the Republicans and registered Independent “crazies” who stood in line in the blazing Phoenix 106° heat for hours to attend the ticket admission event.

The war of words ramped up as Trump retaliated by calling McCain, who graduated at the bottom of his USNA class, a “dummy.”

McCain’s disparaging remark was not solely aimed at Trump. He has long been in a death grip with conservative stalwarts who finally had their fill and censured McCain at the AZ GOP state meeting in 2014. His response was to turn his operatives loose on the elected precinct committeemen, in an attempt to purge the party activists from the Republican ranks. Additionally, he urged the IRS to target conservatives. At the 2015 state meeting, both McCain and Jeff Flake were greeted with boos and turned backs.

Wisely, Gov. Scott Walker has stayed on message, and refused to attack Trump, as did Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. But Marco Rubio, who was integral to McCain’s Gang of Eight amnesty coalition, jumped on the anti-Trump brigade.

John McCain’s hero status can’t be questioned, but these are the facts: On veterans’ issues, John McCain talks out of both sides of his mouth. This list of key votes unequivocally shows McCain has either not voted or often voted in opposition to legislation affecting veterans, troops, reservists and their families. John McCain has done everything in his power to block the release of information on American Vietnam era MIAs as evident in this shocking video by Vietnam Veterans Against McCain. It features veterans, U.S. Congressmen and knowledgeable staff.

This video shows John McCain walking out of a congressional hearing after insulting Delores Alfond, chair of the National Alliance of Families, who spent her life seeking information after her brother was shot down over North Vietnam. McCain intentionally made sure all information was classified and made unavailable.

Lost in the melee is the fact that McCain is also a candidate. Running for a sixth six-year senate term, he will be 80 by Election Day. He was first elected to the U.S. House in 1982 —- long before many voters were born. The intemperate man is clearly past his prime, but is unable to relinquish his lavish D.C. lifestyle.

Fortunately, we have the ability to help him.


Dr. Kelli Ward: Poised to challenge McCain

July 14, 2015

Dr. Kelli Ward, a two-term state senator representing Legislative District 5, sent out this encouraging message, which includes a sentence Arizona Republicans can relate to: “ The status quo and the politics of the past aren’t working for Arizona or America.”

She’s referring to the U. S. Senate seat currently occupied by John McCain.

Ward opened a U.S. Senate Exploratory Committee in April and has been traveling the state, attending gatherings and district meetings, where she meets with and answers questions posed by Arizonans. She doesn’t insult questioners. There is no ducking and dodging or holding restrictive and contrived one way “conversations as the current senator and his seatmate do.

This evening, Kelli Ward is making an official “Future Plans Announcement.”
Tuesday, July 14,  5:00 pm
Shugrue’s Bridgeview Room
1425 McCulloch Blvd
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

The event is open to the public and all are welcome. She asks that you RSVP here.

Read Dr. Ward’s impressive bio. Her views on the issues of importance to Arizona citizens are clearly defined.  Attend her announcement if you are able.

John McCain has been entrenched in Washington, D.C. since he was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982, well over three decades ago. He will be 80 years old by Election Day and is running for another six-year term. 

McCain’s polling numbers are abysmal. Townhall.com a leading conservative source reported that only 30% of Arizonans approve of the job McCain is doing to 54% who disapprove. There isn’t much variability in his numbers by party —- he’s at 35/55 with Republicans, 29/53 with Democrats, and 25/55 with registered Independents. Conservative Review gives both Arizona’s U.S. Senators an “F” rating. John McCain’s can be viewed here.  Senate Conservatives Fund urges Arizonans to Replace McCain, saying, “There are few Republicans who have betrayed our conservative principles more than John McCain.”

A senate campaign is a major undertaking, If ever there was a time to step up and put our money where our mouths are in order to send John McCain into retirement — it’s now.

He doesn’t want to go.


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