Egomaniacal Jeff Flake stages anti-Trump tantrum

July 20, 2018

Trump Derangement Syndrome afflicts AZ’s embarrassing Republicrat

Jeff Flake, unable to run for reelection due to staggeringly low polling numbers among his home state Republicans, has instead set his sights on becoming Arizona’s embarrassment. He began his descent with a 140-page pamphlet masquerading as a book, sticky-fingering the title directly from that of Barry Goldwater’s 1960 iconic book, ‘Conscience of a Conservative,’ which described the fundamentals of conservatism. Though Flake pilfered the title, he never actually comprehended conservatism.  He knew the word started with the letter “C” and was multi-syllabic, but confused ‘conservatism’ with ‘contrariness.‘

Showboating is the not too bright Flake’s stock in trade.  Emboldened by the attention he’s generated, McCain’s doppelganger Jeff Flake plows ahead. The left-wing networks — notably ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN and their ilk, are ready repositories for his hateful spews directed at President Donald Trump. Having an “R” after his name, no matter how misplaced the designation is, makes him a valuable tool in their ongoing scheme to denigrate and destabilize the president.

Flake is noted for flashing his inappropriately placed grin, ever mindful of giving his capped teeth a workout. His bleach-streaked hair is receding, but stiffly coiffed. Lies flow out of his mouth with the same intensity as a spewing, fiery, lava eruption.

His latest assault follows President Trump’s comments at a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Flake took to the senate floor declaring Trump’s remarks verged on treason. “The president let down the free world by giving aid and comfort to an enemy of democracy,” he said. “In so doing, he dimmed the light of freedom ever so slightly in our own country.” Though not explicitly calling the president a traitor, his intent was clear, since Article III, Sec. 3 of the U.S. Constitution says treason consists of giving “aid and comfort” to America’s enemies.’

Was it traitorous when Flake accompanied then-President Barack Obama to grovel at the feet of Raul Castro, Cuba’s communist dictator? Where were the aggrieved pundits then?

Flake, whose most significant job before feeding at the public trough was in the 1990s when he and his wife lived in the African nation of Namibia, as he worked as a registered foreign agent, opening D.C. doors for Rossing Uranium, a mining company that is among the world’s largest suppliers of nuclear fuel —- and partially owned by Iran. National Journal’s exposé during his initial congressional campaign stated, “Flake’s little-known time in the influence industry stands in contrast to his carefully cultivated image as a Washington outsider.”

Now as his congressional career screeches to a halt, he devotes his time to joining with the Trump-hating Democrats. The latest Rasmussen polling shows Congress holds a 15% approval rating. President Trump polls at 44%, with 31% strongly approving of his performance.

Those crickets you hear chirping? That’s the sound emanating from AZ GOP chairman Jonathan Lines, refusing once again to rein in the party’s embarrassment. Flake’s despicable antics are particularly damaging to Republican candidates approaching the upcoming elections. They also insult Republican voters —  nationwide. Lines apparently doesn’t care.

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AZ Republic’s selective memory, hypocrisy, misplaced outrage

July 17, 2018

The headline in this morning’s edition of Arizona’s leftist newspaper, still apoplectic over the fact that Donald Trump was overwhelmingly elected President of the United States, blasts a single word, all caps, headline: ‘DISGRACEFUL.’

It refers to President Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland and Trump’s reputed recognition of Putin’s denials of meddling in U.S. elections. President Trump has since amended his comment saying he used the words, “would not” when he in fact intended to say “would” when describing whether he thought the Russians were possibly hacking our elections.

Trump-hater John McCain, suffering from what his Mayo neurosurgeons described as an aggressive brain malignancy, has not been seen in public since last year. Yet we are led to believe he is still sending out tweets and press releases. His staff is hard at work, but it’s a good bet the seriously ill senator is not.  His wife recently sent out messages of thanks to his devoted caregivers. This is supposedly McCain’s latest missive, in which the failed presidential candidate accused the president of “disgraceful behavior” and “defending a tyrant.” Not a negative word was heard from McCain when his underling Jeff Flake traveled to Communist Cuba with Obama and made deals with the murderous Castro dictators

 The hypocrisy is rampant.

When Barack Obama, attending a global nuclear security summit in South Korea — oblivious to his open mic — and conspiratorially leaned over asking for Russian President Dmitry Medvedev for “space,” the Arizona Republic  took it in stride.

“This is my last election,” Obama said. “After my election I’ll have more flexibility,” (brief video) assuring the Russian leader he would have the “flexibility” required to deal with Russia on missile defense issues after the 2012 presidential election.

There was no widespread media outrage regarding Obama’s collusion on a massive uranium deal selling Russia large U.S. reserves and the benefits that accrued to the Clinton Foundation in the wake of the transfers, as reported by the NY Times. Obama’s payoff of $1.7 billion in ransom to tyrannical, America-hating Iran for hostages was met with deafening silence.

Obama went on a worldwide apology tour, listing what he considered America’s transgressions and calling the United States “arrogant.” He bowed before the Muslim Saudi King and other tyrants and dictators. Where was the Arizona Republic‘s outrage then?  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed evidence that Obama operatives were deeply involved in trying to oust him from office.

Neither did Arizona’s Hillary-endorsing newspaper, blast headlines of her years of deceit and attempts to obscure the truth throughout her time as Obama’s Secretary of State or as a presidential candidate. The newspaper was enamored with the substandard known liar, described as engaging in a “staggering dereliction of duty and deception,” in the deaths — including the U.S. ambassador — at our government compound in Benghazi, Libya. Her compromising of national security by using a private server located in the bathroom closet of her home was given short shrift. Her lies were more than outrageous, they were dangerous and ongoing, but she was given a pass and endorsed.

The double standard is beyond rational, but it thrives at the local newspaper.


NEA educrats give kneeling Kaepernick civic award

July 6, 2018

Highest earning AZ taxpayers get shafted by teachers’ union honoring football anthem protester

Upon reflection, what appears at first glance to be a bizarre news item is actually par for the course. The course being the leftist National Education Association (NEA). The teachers’ organization has awarded Colin Kaepernick a human and civil rights award.

Kaepernick, who refused to stand during the pre-game playing of the National Anthem, was given the NEA’s President’s Award in recognition of “his work to fight racial oppression through education and social justice activism” through his ‘Know Your Rights Camp.’

“The human and civil rights champions we honor tonight are the epitome of the fierce urgency of now, that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke about in his ‘I Have a Dream speech,'” opined NEA President Lily Eskelsen García. “Through their deeds and actions, they have demonstrated remarkable courage and conviction to stand up for racial and social justice. They have shown an unrelenting resolve and ferocity to make a real difference for public education, students and our nation’s future. They are shining examples of social justice activism, fighting against injustices every day, and making sure that our great nation lives up to its promise.”‘

Read the NEA tweet here, Then as you remind yourself about the harsh realities of the National Educational Association, remember that these are the people who spend more time with America’s children than most parents do. Propaganda works, as evidenced by the millennium turnout for Socialist presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

In pressing her leftwing agenda of ferocious separatism, Eskelsen García seems to have forgotten the words of Dr. King that still resound in the speech she alludes to.

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

Kaepernick disrespects the flag and anthem that represent our county and afforded him the opportunity to earn what most of us can only dream about.

And here in Arizona the #RedsforEd teachers who walked out on the state’s over 800,000 public school students for a week, breaking their contractual agreements, have submitted in excess of the 150,642 required petition signatures for #InvestinEd, their Marxist-based class warfare initiative, qualifying for the General Election ballot. The astronomical taxes imposed by the irrevocable Constitutional Amendment would impact those who already pay the highest tax rates and are job creators. But the extortionist educrats, not content with the 20% pay hike Gov. Ducey generously doled out— “without raising taxes” — he claims, still want more.

When the words “getting more money into the classroom,” are uttered by the teachers who work on average 8 1/2 months a year, remember that 60% of the new funds extracted by an in-perpetuity tax, would go toward teacher salaries. That’s In addition to the 20% pay increases gifted to the striking teachers by Ducey.

They should have been fired, as President Reagan did with the striking unionist air traffic controllers. The earth didn’t stop rotating on is axis, supervisors filled in, new controllers were hired, and flights resumed.

This brief video is nearly a decade old, but listen to the words of then-NEA legal counsel Bob Chanin as he admits what is first and foremost on the teacher’s agenda. It’s not the students. (This video link replaces the non-functioning one previously here, most likely removed from YouTube by the NEA.)


AZ República: Minorities cannot be Republicans

June 24, 2018

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEAO) held its annual conference in Phoenix June 21 – 23, and Elvia Diaz, the younger but equally charming version of Linda Valdez went for the political jugular, with her editorial, “When will Latino Republicans kiss off the party that snubs them?”

She wistfully wonders where the leading Republicans speakers were, blaming them for not being there, while longing for the days when men of stature like John McCain and Mitt Romney addressed the NALEAO attendees. She neglects to mention that this conference like any other, has an agenda and invited guest speakers. People don’t walk into the Biltmore Resort and demand a podium and microphone. Blaming people who weren’t invited for not addressing the conference is preposterous, but par for Diaz’ deceptive course. Recently she opined on children of detained illegals being held in “cages” when that farce has been discredited. She blames Pres. Trump for the border detainments though the program has existed for decades, escalating under Barack Obama. She also blames Trump for an “isolationist and white supremacist agenda.”  She must have missed the big story about the historic Singapore meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

In 2012 when Mitt Romney spoke to NALEAO he was met with boos amid restrained applause. Addressing reducing the size of government, cutting taxes or topics that would appeal to a broad base of Americans are not on the group’s agenda. Members remain nearly singularly focused on what they referred to as “immigration” and the rest of us view as an illegal invasion. 

There is a difference. One is legal. The other is not. Grousing Diaz makes no such distinction. Instead, she questions why Hispanics would register as Republicans. Group think and marching in ethnicity-based lockstep is her offensive stock in trade.

In Elvia Diaz’ bigoted world view there can be no deviation from your gene pool.

How does she view major black intellectuals who espouse a conservative ideology? Notables include Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas; former Congressman and Army Lt. Col. (ret.) Allen West; economists and prolific authors Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams. Businessman Herman Cain and Dr. Ben Carson, a renown neurosurgeon, were each considered leading contenders for the U. S. Presidency on the GOP ticket. Vanderbilt Political Science Professor Dr. Carol Swain, a frequent conservative guest on televised political talk shows and conservative political columnist Star Parker, are rank renegades.

Included in the lengthy list of Hispanic Republicans appointed by President Trump, are Mercedes Schlapp, who serves as White House Director of Strategic Communications; U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta; U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza; White House Director of Media Affairs Helen Aguirre Ferre; Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, Anna Maria Farias.

Elected Republican Hispanics are also too numerous to name individually, but include Governors Susana Martinez (NM) and Brian Sandoval (NV); U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (TX) and Marco Rubio (FL) were both GOP presidential contenders; Texas Commissioner of the General Land Office, George P. Bush; U.S. Congressmen Carlos Curbelo (FL), Alex Mooney (WV), Ron DeSantis (FL) and Illinois Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti.

Does Diaz consider them and the many other Hispanic Republicans, traitors to their biology? Is that oppressive boot-on-the-neck her idea of a better America?


French Inaction on known terror suspects brings more death

May 14, 2018

Islamic terrorism returns to France, knife, not gun used

The NRA has become a convenient whipping boy for the left, in instances where mass murder is committed with a gun. But increasingly, terrorist acts are carried out by vehicles being used as weapons, deliberately plowing into crowds. Knife attacks are becoming more frequent here and in Western Europe. The Boston Marathon carnage was carried out by two brothers, whose parents had come to the United States seeking political asylum. They used pressure cookers as explosives, but still the NRA takes the brunt of the blame.

France suffered another bloody attack on Saturday. The assailant, who was shot and killed by police, has been identified as Khamzat Azimov, 21, a native of Chechnya, who  became a French citizen in 2010. Witnesses reported Azimov repeatedly yelled, “Allahu akhbar” during the Paris attack. The French press reported that “a video emerged Sunday online purporting to show the attacker swearing allegiance to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.”

Not long after the rampage that killed one and seriously injured four others in a busy tourist area, the Islamic State took responsibility for the carnage.

France has a state security anti-terrorism watch list on which this most recent knife wielder has appeared since 2016 — but the attacker was neither detained nor deported. This was the second deadly attack in two months by a person flagged on the watch list. More than 230 people In France have been killed by ISIS-inspired jihadists in the past three years.

Without acknowledging the lack of follow-up on the collected data, French government spokesman Benjamin Griveaux said, “It is, once again, a way of life, our way of life, which has come under a cowardly attack.”

News accounts defended the government’s defenseless actions referring to renewed calls for enforcement as originating from “the conservative opposition.”

Sound familiar?

The leader of France’s largest opposition party renewed his call on President Emmanuel Macron to detain “the most dangerous individuals” on the watch list and expel all foreigners listed on it. “There is no longer room, Mr. President, for this blind inaction which has lasted too long,” Laurent Wauquiez of the conservatives Les Republicains said in a statement.

“What use can this file be if we don’t use it to ensure that these time bombs cannot do any harm on French soil?” National Front leader Marine Le Pen wrote on Twitter.

But Griveaux contended: “Unfortunately, there is no way of stopping this sort of incident from happening.” The security watch list was a key tool for police and intelligence services, he said, adding that “experts were opposed to using it as a basis for roundups or deportations.”

Paris is nearly 4,000 miles from Washington, D.C. though the same foolish arguments leave citizens at risk.


R U appreciating extortionist teachers during Teachers Week?

May 8, 2018

National Teacher Appreciation Week began on Monday May 7, and runs through Friday May 11. That’s obviously not a week, but the National Education Association (NEA) informs us that it is. Who’d want to take on a group that has mega $millions and marching goons at its disposal? 

We saw teachers at work here in Arizona last week. Not actually “at work,” as they abandoned the students they contracted to educate while they staged their brassy REDSforEd protests over salaries — led by a 24-year-old self-identified Socialist and Bernie Sander’s Arizona presidential campaign organizer who teaches hip-hop music.

When they got the outrageous 20% increase they demanded, it wasn’t enough. Baring themselves as lockstep liberal union thugs, they proceeded to file an extortive Initiative to permanently “tax the rich,” to enrich themselves.

Of course they’ll use that money judiciously, lobbying on behalf of candidates and causes that the organization believes will make our country better for the students entrusted to them. The question is, why are those issues and candidates they back overwhelmingly left-wing Democrats?

The organization is no fan of Charter Schools, which give parents the ability to make educational choices for their own children. Charters often outperform the government schools which have become hotbeds of liberalism, promotingsocial justiceand illegal immigration over education — intentionally blurring the lines between actual immigrants and those who invade our country. The NEA site even includes this form to “Tell your representatives to oppose any private school voucher program for military-connected students.”  After it’s filled out, the ham-fisted NEA takes over getting the message to the representatives.

The NEA promotes the now-yearly ‘Day of Silence’ where students remain silent all day in support of all things “LGBTQIA.”  Not much learning going on but celebrating homosexuality in all its incarnations takes center stage. The NEA declares ”sexual literacy will be essential to address through critical comprehensive sexuality education in grades K-12.” It commends the “transition” of a kindergarten boy who became a girl halfway through the school year.

Diversity trumps unity. But their union activism takes first place.

Ninety-four percent of the funds teachers unions (NEA and AFT) contribute go to Democrats.

This video is from 2009, but it clearly spells out the views of the NEA regarding the children they are charged with educating. The words are spoken by Bob Chanin, the NEA legal counsel in a brief excerpt from his revealing retirement speech.

James O’Keefe latest Project Veritas undercover video “School Corruption Exposed” features New Jersey Teachers Union President Dr. David Perry. Watch as he blatantly states, “We need to know the truth so we can bend the truth,” as he covers up child abuse, protects drug-using and shoplifting teachers.


AZ teaches’ strike leader admits, “Teaching is political”

April 25, 2018

Propagandizing students is educrats’ game plan

Today Seeing Red AZ is taking a road never previously traveled since our inception in 2007.  We are sending our readers directly to another site — in this case, Breitbart — where Dr. Susan Berry Ph.D, has written an illuminating exposé on Noah Karvelis, a radically leftwing elementary school teacher leading the indefensible teachers’ strike set to take place in our state on Thursday.

Twenty-three-year-old Karvelis has urged his colleagues on Twitter to teach political activism to their students and to discuss with them gun control, white supremacy, and anti-capitalism.

Never forget the “underpaid” teachers, who work 81/2 months a year, are able to support the far left teacher’s unions* to the tune of $millions a year, earmarked for Democrat candidates and liberal causes.

These same people are undermining the values conservative parents try to instill in their children.  Karvelis, a cool hip-hop music teacher, volunteered on the presidential campaign of self-admitted Socialist Bernie Sanders. Additionally Karvelis has been a political consultant and staff writer for the Progressive Times, which defines itself on its masthead with this banner: “Progressive, independent journalism for the political revolution.”

This is akin to putting Marxists in charge of educating our children. Noah Karvelis, and others like him, are dangerously influencing America’s youth, steering them away from democracy that flourishes in our representative Republic, and into the liberty killing fields of Socialism.

* Center for Responsive Politics