McPolitics as usual? Robert Graham eyes state legislature

October 14, 2019

Over a year and three funerals later, it was natural to assume we had heard the last of John McCain.

Nope.

Last week, the local Hillary-endorsing newspaper contained an insert with a smirking John McCain in full color gracing the cover page. It was headlined, “2nd shot for McCain vision,” describing an “ideas competition,” though sounding more like a threat than a promise. The failing newspaper still worships at the McCain altar, routinely covering him and his family.

Now we’re hearing that McCain sycophant Robert Graham, a former AZ GOP chairman, and the CEO of ROI Global Partners, a lobbying and public relations group promising “World Class Results,” is weighing the idea of running for a state House seat in Legislative District 15. Both House seats will be open due to the current members going head-to-head competing for the single senate seat. No doubt it will be a cakewalk for slickster McCain protégé Graham.

He has now reconfigured himself as a solid Trump supporter though he boycotted Trump’s initial Phoenix campaign rally that had to be moved twice to larger venues to accommodate the enormous crowd. Graham was conveniently “out of town.”  John McCain and Jeff Flake made no such excuses. They refused to support Donald Trump even as he was the Republican nominee. Both stated neither they nor their families would vote for Trump — who became president without them.

Was it a coincidence or gratitude that Robert Graham’s namesake son, Rob, was appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy by John McCain?

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The specter of McCain still haunts

October 2, 2019

…though Halloween is weeks away

Kurt Volker recently resigned as U.S. envoy to Ukraine. He previously served as ambassador to NATO under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Volker joined the Trump State Department in 2017 when he was appointed by then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Since then, Volker, never considered a Trump insider, has been “mediating” the Ukrainian crisis on behalf of the United States. The Daily Caller has more here. The White House released the declassified and un-redacted transcript of President Donald Trump’s call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that became the center of a so-called whistleblower complaint.

We don’t claim to be experts on intrigue associated with international relations. But Kurt Volker’s name is associated with the McCain Institute for International Leadership on the grounds of Arizona State University and also in DC, raising the curiosity antenna more than a few notches. One of its “guiding objectives” is self promotion: grandiosely stated asPromote and preserve the McCain family legacy of character-driven leadership and national service.”

Kurt Volker, scheduled to testify to congress Thursday, is drawing a salary of $330,000 as executive director of the McCain Institute, which receives funding from George Soros and a DC lobbying firm working for Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, among others. Scroll down to the BGR Group and read the paragraph under the photo of Volker.

Where there’s been a McCain connection, Socialist one-worlder, multi-billionaire George Soros is never far away as SRAZ has previously pointed out:

Jan. 27, 2014: John McCain cavorts with pal George $oros

Nov. 23, 2015: McCain joins Soros pushing “refugee” invasion

Feb.1, 2016: By George! McCain & Hillary have a lot in common

March 13, 2016: Where Soros lurks, McCain, his cohorts, Hillary are close behind

Jan. 7, 2017: Soros funded losing candidates to defeat Trump and failed

June 22, 2017: John McCain & George Soros: Decades long nefarious connections


Facts expose Daniel McCarthy’s distortions of Sen. Martha McSally

September 24, 2019

McCain RINOs donating to Dem Mark Kelly

Arizona voters listening to U.S. Senate wannabe Daniel McCarthy would be led to believe that John McCain is alive and well, wearing lipstick, earrings, sporting a dark shoulder-length haircut and campaigning to keep his senate seat.

That’s the misrepresentation the abysmally lacking in credentials 34-year-old Daniel McCarthy, who is challenging Arizona’s sole Republican U.S. Senator, Martha McSally, would have voters accept.

The Washington Examiner, in a must-read report, puts those claims to rest as it illuminates high dollar McCain donors who have now switched their allegiance to Democrat Mark Kelly, the husband of former U. S. Rep. Gabby Giffords.  

The switch makes sense since John McCain was as left-leaning as any Democrat.

This realignment of Republicrat John McCain’s former donors with leftist, Second Amendment restrictionist Mark Kelly clearly defines McSally as the Constitutionalist in the race. Kelly uses a load of double talk to conceal his actual agenda. The group he and Giffords co-founded  which Kelly refers to as a “gun safety organization” is anything but. It has gone though several name changes and mergers and is now known as the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Its political arm, Giffords PAC, raises money, coaches and then endorses anti-Second Amendment candidates in key races, and — in its own words — runs campaigns to “shine a spotlight on elected officials who support dangerous gun laws.”

Like his friend Barack Obama, Kelly, a dedicated leftist, is pro-abortion, limp on border issues, wants to impose Green New Deal federal standards estimated to cost $93 trillion to address climate change and supports unsustainable government provided universal health for all. 

According to Federal Election Commission data, Kelly is significantly surpassing the fundraising all national senate candidates of both parties. He is aided by Socialist multi-billionaire George Soros, who despises the idea of national borders. Soros’ Act Blue has been hosting D.C. fundraisers for Kelly.

Inexperienced and gaffe-prone Daniel McCarthy’s ego driven entry into this race will force Republican incumbent Sen. Martha McSally into an expensive primary and effectively guarantee the political extremist Mark Kelly a senate seat. Don’t be conned.

Seeing Red AZ has previously covered Daniel McCarthy in these posts:

Sept. 13, 2019: Daniel McCarthy: Exodus’ golden calf revisited

Aug. 30, 2018: Daniel McCarthy’s challenge to Sen. McSally fulfills Kelly’s dream


Dems’ Sinema ire can’t match GOP McCain revulsion

September 23, 2019

The local newspaper ran a lengthy front-page report titled, “Sinema avoids censure by state Dems.” The state party leaders, who met in Prescott on Saturday, apparently think Kyrsten Sinema isn’t sufficiently radical to suit them. The word “progressive” got quite a workout by left-wing reporter Yvonne Wingett Sanchez,  who used it five times in each of the five short opening paragraphs.

Progressive is the forward thinking term preferred by the left as they try to conceal their true extremist agenda, while trying to sound like Rough Rider Teddy Roosevelt charging in wearing a jaunty cavalry hat.

When Arizona Republicans had their fill of RINOcrat John McCain, he was censured by elected precinct committeemen in Maricopa County. The censure vote against McCain passed overwhelmingly — 1,150 in support with only 351 opposed. Read the complete Resolution to Censure John McCain, including a list of grievances. Other counties around the state held similar votes calling his unsavory alliances into question. Following many of Arizona‘s 15 counties, McCain was censured again 2 weeks later — most effectively and notably at the GOP mandatory statutory state meeting of elected state committeemen. He retaliated by enlisting his operatives to run an under-the-radar campaign to purge conservative elected committeemen. Jon Kyl had previously engaged in this internecine warfare.

Unlike the Dems, we put our money where our mouths are, censuring McCain for actions adverse to the party under whose banner he opportunistically opted to run.

Sinema‘s repositioning began in 2015 while in the U.S. House. She deviously reconstructed herself becoming a political chameleon as she ran for the U.S. Senate without ever using the word “Democrat” in her ads, and repeatedly saying, “she just wanted to get things done.”

Now, indicative of a short lived romance, the Democrat Party she embraced after losing previous elections as a Green Party candidate, is ready for Sinema to be “done“… coming after her with pitchforks.


Ducey bypasses GOP applicants, picks another Dem judge

September 15, 2019

Hands out judicial appointments to Democrats as though there were no Republicans on the vetted lists he receives from judicial selection commissions

With this hyperbolic announcement Gov. Doug Ducey, who twice ran as a Republican, boldly shows his leftist stripes by appointing yet another Democrat to the judicial bench. Superior Court Judge David Gass has been elevated to the Arizona Court of Appeals.

Among the accolades Ducey heaped on his new appointee was pointing out that he “served as counsel to the Democratic Caucus of the Arizona House of Representatives and currently serves on the Maricopa County Superior Court where he has been for the past 10 years after his appointment by Governor Napolitano.” Ducey didn’t miss a trick, adding that earlier in his career, Gass “clerked for then Arizona Court of Appeals Judge Ruth McGregor,“ another Democrat.

Those are definitely credentials that warm the cockles of the Republican base, whose votes put him in office, first as state treasurer and then for two terms in the lofty ninth floor governor‘s office.

The gaseous Gass appointment was made to fill the vacancy created by the appointment of Justice James P. Beene to the Arizona Supreme Court. Currently, Ducey has far outpaced hyper-partisan Democrat Gov. Janet Napolitano who also had an aversion to Republican judges, as SRAZ pointed out in 2007. So far during his terms, Ducey has made 26 cross-party judicial appointments — far outpacing his predecessors — leftist Napolitano at 16 or Republican Jan Brewer who jumped the political fence 7 times.

On the governor’s office home page is a box containing these words:

AtYOURService

Connect. Engage. Speak out.

Don’t kid yourself thinking the Guv actually wants to hear from you. He’s obviously still busy channeling his RINO McMentor. Ducey’s first job when he arrived in Arizona to attend ASU was working at Cindy Hensley McCain’s Anheuser-Busch beer distributorship empire, which fostered a enduring friendship between Ducey, later including his wife, and the McCain’s. John McCain reveled in his “maverick” status, even bucking the Republican Party with his thumb-in-the-eye, “thumb’s down” final senate vote. (brief video.)  Ducey was an able pupil.


Irrelevant Flake contributes to Dem Penzone

September 5, 2019

Most pesky flakes vanish with a couple of applications of Head & Shoulders shampoo. But the one named Jeff keeps returning leaving unsavory residue in his path.

In the case of Jeff Flake, there is the engorged ego that accompanies the affliction. His modus operanti places his inflated opinion of himself on full display. We were exposed to his shirtless selfies in 2011 when he brought a tripod and camera along on his solitary, week long trip to a deserted Pacific island, where he narcissistically preened, lit fire without matches, and caught crabs.

Hungering for the increasingly elusive limelight he so craves, Flake, who deceptively ran as a Republican, is once again contributing to a Democrat’s campaign and informing the immediate world. Enraged by former 6-term Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s reentry into the Maricopa County sheriff’s race, Flake cut Democrat Paul Penzone a $100 check — mere peanuts compared to the $3 Million Socialist billionaire George Soros, who disdains national borders, contributed to Penzone in 2016. In the memo line the single-term petulant former senator printed, “County Over Party.” Then, of course, he put it out on Twitter.

Immediately after Penzone was sworn in as sheriff, in an obvious nod to his benefactor, Soros, he referred to illegal alien invaders as, “guests,” which unfazed amnesty proponent Flake.

This is far from flaky Flake’s first foray into the frigid waters where soulless Democrats swim. In 2017, he contributed $100 —which the frustrated photog memorialized — to now-Alabama Sen. Doug Jones, a pro-abortion liberal. Jones won in the deep red state following the politically motivated, nearly 40-year-old, unsubstantiated and impossible to verify allegations, never previously raised in Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore’s judicial campaigns, that he made overtures to women while they were teens and he was a young adult. In that check’s memo, Flake wrote “Country Over Party.”

Few Arizona Republicans will forget that RINOcrat Flake and his mentor John McCain each stated neither they nor their families would vote for Republican nominee Donald Trump for President. Trump’s opponent was Hillary Clinton.


Daniel McCarthy’s challenge to Sen. McSally fulfills Kelly’s dream

August 30, 2019

Claiming he supports President Trump, ego-driven McCarthy mounts a senate challenge to incumbent Martha McSally, who has Trump’s endorsement — setting up a needless and damaging internecine battle

Here we go again. Seeking elusive perfection, some GOP politicos who should know better, enthuse over the entrance of Daniel McCarthy, an unknown entity to muddy the waters and pave the path for a second U.S. Senate Democrat. 

First, some background: Decades of frustration with John McCain and his U.S. Senate colleague, Jon Kyl, only worsened when the duo worked overtime shoehorning the eager Republicrat U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake into Kyl’s then soon-to-be-vacant senate seat.

 “Comprehensive immigration reform” the slick term used by McCain and Kyl to conceal their goal of amnesty for illegal aliens, got double-time effort from slippery Flake, formerly a registered foreign agent who represented the African country of Namibia and a uranium mine operation with ties to Iran. As a House member, he clung to his single issue of eliminating pork projects. That contrivance evaporated with the lofty title, “senator” before his name. Flake’s campaign-based lies regarding amnesty, like those of McCain and Kyl, became so overt that even the leftist Arizona Republic called him out asa coward.” Eventually, he was reduced to a single senate term due to 18% approval ratings in his home state, wisely opting not to run for reelection.

Although President Trump supports and has endorsed incumbent Martha McSally for the U.S. Senate seat, she is not sufficiently conservative for some of our perfectionist seeking compatriots, though her stellar military career and her congressional service burnish her credentials.

 

A never-before-heard-of senate wannabe named Daniel McCarthy has now announced a McSally challenge. His credentials are nil. He has never served in the state legislature or run for any city, county or statewide office, but the rarefied air of the Potomac beckons him. The Glendale resident is in his mid-30s with four young children who presumably would benefit from having a father in their daily lives. His wife created a makeup eraser that has brought them wealth. With the brashness of a political no-nothing, he has already declared he intends to self-fund, not understanding that when you bypass donors you lack dedicated supporters with skin in the game. 

McCarthy’s arrogant entrance into the senate primary will force McSally to spend money she needs for the General Election — all but guaranteeing a win for the unchallenged liberal friend of Obama, Mr. Gabby Giffords/Mark Kelly. He has already been the recipient of Socialist billionaire George Soros’ largesse. The Soros affiliated ActBlue funding leftist candidates with radical agendas has hosted D.C. fundraisers for Kelly. Soros, who abhors national borders, obviously opposes a border wall, which McSally supports. Mark Kelly seeks to gut our Constitutionally enshrined Second Amendment rights.

National GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel unequivocally supports Martha McSally as does Arizona Republican Party chairwoman Dr. Kelli Ward.

 

Sen. Martha McSally is by far the superior choice. Why would Trump supporting conservatives poke their thumb in the eye of the president to whom they claim allegiance to aid an untested, showboating candidate who guarantees Arizona will have two Democrat U.S. Senators?

Using a sports analogy, political novice McCarthy’s arrogant entry into this senate race should rightfully be regarded as ‘snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.’