Cranky McCain urges Trump to “do some outreach” — to him

March 25, 2017

John McCain, still smarting from the drubbing he took during his 2008 failed presidential bid, continues to hammer President Donald Trump at any opportunity. Oddly, he ended up forming a cozy alliance with Barack Obama who trounced him, even routinely meeting with him at the White House to help formulate Obama’s legacy.

But populist Trump, swept into office by American people tired of the political status quo, was a bridge too far for the octogenarian Republicrat, who cultivated a “maverick“ image to conceal his liberal bent. McCain not only withdrew his short-lived support from the GOP presidential nominee, he — and his doppelganger Jeff Flake — publicly announced they would not vote for the successful businessman who ignited a groundswell of enthusiasm not seen in the American electorate in decades.

Despite all indications to the contrary,  Flake was so certain Hillary Clinton would win in 2016, that he urged support of Democrat Merrick Garland, Obama’s choice to replace iconic conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died unexpectedly earlier that year.

Trump has nominated Federal Appellate Judge Neil Gorsuch, an unflappable man with impeccable credentials.

Ignoring Trump’s steady adherence to his campaign promises since his inauguration, McCain’s focus is on the fact that he hasn’t met President Trump in person since he took office.

And where does he air his complaints? At the German Marshall Fund’s Brussels Forum using that platform to question Donald Trump’s foreign policy leadership. McCain’s topic was titled, Trump, Transatlantic Partnership.”

What displays better form than to bash the President of the United States on foreign soil?

Here at home, McCain has called for a select committee to investigate his charge of Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election and unsupported  ties between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. McCain is convinced Congress lacks the credibility to “handle this alone.” He never called for similar investigations of Democrats Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama.

Given his hostility, it wouldn’t be a surprise to find McCain blaming Pres. Trump for the change of longtime symbols on the Monopoly game board or revealing that the Girl Scout’s popular Thin Mint cookies are actually fattening.

Is it any wonder President Trump hasn’t made time to fit this petulant antagonist onto his calendar?


SCOTUS nominee Gorsuch grilled by legion of lessers & UPDATE

March 21, 2017

Unanimously confirmed to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals by the Senate in 2006

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) is among the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee who have turned the U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearings into a side-show. Imagine 10th Circuit Court of Appeals judge Neil Gorsuch, a man of acknowledged integrity having to endure being grilled by Blumenthal, who is best known for lying about serving in Vietnam. His 2010 admission came cloaked in defiance as he said,  “On a few occasions I have misspoken about my service, and I regret that and I take full responsibility, But I will not allow anyone to take a few misplaced words and impugn my record of service to our country.” 

Could there be a more outstanding example of Demo Speak?

Not only does Blumental, a former elected Attorney General, want Judge Gorsuch to repudiate the president who nominated him, he virtually needs to swear a blood oath against him and his progeny in perpetuity.

John McCain and Jeff Flake’s go-to Democrat, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, playing to his fellow left wingers, has vowed to fight Gorsuch and said he has a “strong presumption against” the nominee. Schumer is the man who has actually called forchaosin order to get his way. Liberals are still smarting over Obama’s failed recess appointment of Merrick Garland to the high court.

But as conservative commentator Katie Pavlich reminds us, when Neil Gorsuch was nominated to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals by President George W. Bush in 2006, he was confirmed unanimously 95-0 in the Senate. Chuck Schumer, along with Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Joe Biden and a number of other Democrats in the Senate, voted in approval. 

Stay vigilant. Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, a pseudo Republican member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, met with Democrat Merrick Garland, lame duck Obama’s Supreme Court recess appointee and actually opined that it was time to start thinking about confirming him.

Remember that colossal betrayal as Flake, who repeatedly declared he would not vote for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, attempts to reconfigure himself as a conservative in advance of his 2018 reelection. Don’t be conned.

Jeff Flake an embarrassment at Gorsuch SCOTUS hearing

Proving he is unfit for the senate position he was elected to and will be running to retain in 2018, Jeff Flake, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, wastes Judge Neil Gorsuch’s time and that of interested viewers, with ridiculous questions supplied by his sons and other relatives.

This was an example: “Would you rather fight 100 duck-sized horses, or 1 horse-sized duck?”

Acquaint yourself with a couple of his stellar sons. This is Tanner. This is Austin.

Video courtesy of C-SPAN


A glaring example of fake news

March 20, 2017

No cream in your coffee?  No milk on your Wheaties? According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, you can lay the blame for such inconveniences directly at the feet of President Donald Trump.

Who knew?

Trump’s campaign promise to deport illegal aliens doesn’t play well with a dairy farmer interviewed for the newspaper’s report.  He depends on “foreign workers” to do the dairy work, saying Americans won’t work for $13 an hour — the identical salary bank tellers in Wisconsin earn. Farming today, including dairies, is overwhelmingly mechanized  Stoop labor in the fields is mostly a thing of the past. Dairies have long had automated milking machines.

This Center for Immigration Studies report titled, “Alternatives to Immigrant Labor” was published in 2000 — seventeen years ago!  Even then the conclusion was hand harvesting of fruit and vegetable crops in the United States is a labor-intensive operation that accounts for about 50 percent of total production costs.

In other words, even paying substandard wages to illegal harvesters increased the prices to American consumers. Mechanization, including computer and vision equipped robotic systems for crop detection and robotic arms with special grippers for crop detachment, collection, and transport are described in the CIS report, which concluded, “Great progress has been made as computers, vision systems, and motion/manipulation control technologies have been enhanced.”

Those words were written nearly two decades ago. It’s not difficult to imagine rapid advances have since been made in our ever increasing technological world.

The entire premise of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report, “Immigration Policy Could Put Dairy Farmers Out of Business, is fallacious. The newspaper editorially endorsed Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump. Although no fan of Hillary’s it used inflammatory hyperbole to describe Trump, calling him a “liar, a bigot, a gleeful peddler of hate, egotistical and emotionally unsteady” — among other insults.

The editorial board concluded with this display of foolishness:  “For those who can’t support Clinton’s policies, we recommend they follow the lead of Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who wrote in the name of a mature, conservative leader at the top of his ticket — in his case, Arizona Sen. John McCain.”

That selection of a “conservative leader” could explain why John Kasich is a man destined to be relegated to political obscurity when his term expires. He lost the Republican nomination for president in 2000 and 2016. 

This newspaper shames itself with its obnoxious, leftist spew.


Boots on the Border Act is just that…an act

March 14, 2017

Monday slipped by so quickly, we forgot to recognize “National Napping Day.” What better way to commemorate the occasion, albeit a tad late, than with the contorted political dreams of the McFlake Duo?

Their 2013 amnesty promoting Gang of Eight scheme failed. That was the one where John McCain and Jeff Flake colluded with a couple of other RINOs and four committed liberals, who were all to happy to have such useful co-conspirators promoting their vision of a permanently inflated Democrat voter base.

McCain and Flake’s  latest bit of trickery, still lacking a bill number, is known asBoots on the “Border Act of 2017.” It even comes with its own glossary on Page 6, in the event English isn’t your primary language.

It’s an “Act,” to be sure. The only reason Arizona’s dysfunctional senate duo needs “boots on the border” is to avoid stepping in the BS they spread around about “border security” each election cycle when they fear their own job security is threatened.  Since Jeff Flake and his mentor John McCain refused to endorse the Republican presidential nominee and flatly stated they would not vote for Donald Trump against Hillary Clinton, they are now scurrying to repair their self inflicted damage.

Who can forget Jeff Flake throwing the AZ Republic for a loop, when he changed his mind on amnesty?  The newspaper went apoplectic, calling Flake‘s comments “jarring“and saying he was “ no longer a statesman,” but had morphed into a “politician.“ The rest of us knew it was just politics speaking and he’d do a switcheroo right after the ballots were counted.

John McCain strolled the border with Pima County Sheriff Paul Babeu in 2010, and called for completing the “danged fence.” That was also a pre-election hoax.

Then there was Mr. Comprehensive Immigration Reform himself, then-Sen. Jon Kyl magically transforming into a border security hawk, just preceding the 2006 election. Once elected, it was back to funny business as usual.

National Napping Day is a reminder that we better not be caught napping as Jeff Flake and  his deep-pocketed lobbyist PACs begin their assault on reality. Ads are already running telling us to call Jeff Flake’s office and thank him for his commitment. He refuses to hold face to face town hall meetings with constituents, opting for sanitized telephone meetings with call screeners instead. We’ve witnessed Arizona senators and their “Act” long enough. The opportunity to act will be in our hands in 2018. We’ve been skunked by political frauds for years. Help elect conservative Dr. Kelli Ward.


Orrin Hatch afflicted with McCain contagion

March 12, 2017

U.S. Senate seats grasped by gnarled fingers

America’s founders envisioned a citizen legislature in which senators and representatives would serve their country for a short time and return to private life. Here in Arizona we’ve witnessed the obsessive lust for power that has rendered octogenarian John McCain unable to gracefully retire. Equally as troubling are his political enablers who fall prey to lobbyist financed campaign deceit and reelect him.

Now Utah’s Deseret News confirms that 83-year-old Sen. Orrin Hatch — certain that no one else is up to the task —  is planning to run for an eighth 6-year senate term. You do the math.

During the 2012 election Hatch vowed that his current term would be his last. But unable to relinquish power, he’s changed his mind. “I’m planning on running right now,” Hatch told CNN. “That’s what my current plans are.” Hatch has been quoted as saying, ”I’m tough and strong and I have the usual infirmities that anybody my age has, but nothing stops me. I don’t think I’m ready to give up the ghost yet.”

It’s chilling to realize that Hatch, the most senior Republican senator, is third in the line of succession after the Vice President and Speaker of the House to the President of the United States in his role as Senate President Pro Tempore.

Octogenarian-senator-in-training Jeff Flake also pledged to term-limit himself to three two-year terms during his first Congressional campaign in 2000, but later smirked while admitting, “I lied.” He stayed in the House until Sen. Jon Kyl retired in 2012, and then barely squeaked into the senate by 3 points. He’s running for a second six-year term in 2018.

A staunchly pro-amnesty McCain lackey Flake is known for saying “the beauty of six-year senate terms” is that the voters have short memories.  

Jeff Flake has been in Washington, D.C. so long he’s forgotten the symbol of the Republican Party is the elephant — noted for it’s long memory. 

Flake, an unwavering Trump antagonist, is being challenged by conservative Dr. Kelli Ward. She needs our help to counter the perks of incumbency. Get on-board. It’s time to stop enabling Republicrats and their decades-long terms.

In 2015, Channel 3 reported Jeff Flake was the most unpopular Senator in the nation. Arizonans deserve better.


John McDeity? The world according to leftist media

March 10, 2017

There’s no denying the above-the-fold headline in Thursday’s Arizona Republic was astonishing. Treating John McCain as omnipotent, the headline, “McCain aims to reassure the world,” creates a deity of the man many Arizonans have come to abhor. He’s been censured by elected Republican officials at state and Maricopa County intra-party statutory meetings.

Does that make Republican party activists heretics instead of political adversaries?

The report’s theme? McCain is attempting to ease the angst of world leaders who have a problem with President Donald Trump‘s “America First” policy, reassuring them we “still have their back.” The coverage is unique in that it was not written by McCain’s assigned sycophantic reporter Dan Nowicki, who has devotedly covered McCain’s every move and utterance.  Instead it was filed by Eliza S. Collins of the “Republic Washington Bureau.” Whether the Republic actually has a Washington Bureau is up for debate.  She appears to work for USA Today, the Gannett parent company of the Republic.

To get a flavor of her puerile vantage point, consider these words, but precede them with visions of jubilant trumpets blasting and golden edged clouds parting as McCain glides in on a ray of heavenly light:

Enter Sen. John McCain. The Arizona Republican has used his perch as head of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee to shape national security and influence foreign policy. But he’s also acted like a diplomat of sorts, making calls and taking trips to reassure foreign leaders concerned about where they stand with the White House.

McCain’s post as head of the Senate Armed Services Committee requires him to travel extensively and schmooze world leaders. He also is known for speaking his mind — particularly on foreign policy and national security — even if it means breaking with his party.

“Even if it means breaking with his party“?

McCain has carefully cultivated his “Maverick” image to cover these career-long departures. When he first ran for the U. S. House in 1982, recruited as a compelling returning POW, to succeed retiring House Minority Leader and conservative icon John J. Rhodes, McCain had to be dissuaded from running as a Democrat by the powerful Phoenix 40. He and his new wife Cindy Lou Hensley briefly moved to the East Valley to connect with the First Congressional District voters.

The report quotes Wes Gullett, a former McCain operative who, like his onetime boss, prefers Democrats and their policies to Republicans. Gullet was among a host of McCain aides known for signing onto the infamous Republicans for Janet — supporters of liberal Democrat Janet Napolitano — when she ran for governor of Arizona in 2006 and reporter Collins was still in high school.

Still unable to come to terms with the fact he lost the 2008 presidential race, McCain has adorned himself with the mantle of global statesman, calling world leaders and speechifying at a 2017 security conference in Munich, Germany where he blasted President Trump.

Also quoted in the Republic‘s article, Rhode Island Democrat Sen. Jack Reed, who called McCain’s Munich comments, “critical,” saying “I thought it was a very thoughtful speech…” and Joseph Nye a Defense undersecretary from Bill Clinton’s administration, present for McCain’s speech.  His response? “Thank God for John McCain.”

Nye obviously didn’t get the McMemo that McCain is God.

The conferences are nothing new to McCain, allowing him to cavort with his America-hating, anti-capitalist longtime benefactor, George Soros, who disdains national borders. This post provides more background on the unsavory relationship. Reporter Eliza S. Collins might learn a few things she wasn’t taught in J school.


Mudslinger in Dist. 3 Council runoff has familiar fingerprint

March 6, 2017

When it comes to the ability to run dirty, deceptive campaigns, no one does a better job than John McCain, who has honed his contemptible adeptness over decades. When a credible challenger comes within range, there is no trickery too low for him and his surrogates to engage in.

Phoenix residents who live in City Council District 3 (map) —  which encompasses Moon Valley, parts of  North East Phoenix,  Paradise Valley and Sunnyslope — are now getting a taste of those repugnant tactics as a March 14 runoff election approaches.

A bit of background. After seven years on the job, Dist. 3 Councilman Bill Gates resigned May 31 to run for a newly open seat on the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors when Andy Kunasek retired.

The council, which had several candidates to select from for the interim post, chose liberal Democrat Debra Stark to replace Republican and fiscal conservative Bill Gates. Chris DeRose was the only Republican in the mix, but the fallacy of non-partisan city elections persists. Nothing could be further from the truth. When Greg Stanton was elected mayor in 2011, he received a congratulatory call from then-Pres. Barack Obama and Homeland Insecurity Chieftain Janet Napolitano. Stanton has already filed to run for Secretary of State, frequently a dependable path to the governor’s office.

Candidate mailers have been increasing in intensity, filling mailboxes at breakneck speed. Most recently Stark’s campaign flyers have morphed into vicious, defamatory hit pieces, hurling incendiary language. The most recent ones carry the “paid for by” tag of a benign sounding group identified as The Arizona Voter Education Project (AVEP).  A check of the Arizona Corporation Commission records reveals delinquent annual reports including associated filing fees and threats of dissolving the corporation were filed against AVEP in 2014, 2015, and 2016.

And who is the man behind the curtain? None other than Max Fose, the President and CEO of IWS, a one-man show advertising and public affairs agency. And wouldn’t you know?  Fose is a former McCain operative, whose name appeared on the “Republicans for Janet” (Napolitano) website, along with other McCain advisers.

Chris DeRose, whose principled mailers feature his qualifications and positions, is endorsed by Congressman David Schweikert who represents much of City Council Dist. 3, Gov. Doug Ducey, Attorney General Mark Brnovich, and City Councilmen Jim Warning and Sal DiCiccio — all Republicans.

Memo to District 3 residents: If you haven’t mailed in your ballot, mark it for Republican Chris DeRose and get it in the mail ASAP. Republicans should not be in the minority on the Phoenix City Council in “red” Arizona.