Is McCain pushing Lisa James for AZ GOP chair — again?

September 21, 2016

Rumor has it that one of the movers and shakers behind the shady effort to purge the Arizona Republican Party of conservative precinct committeeman is Lisa James, once again doing the bidding of John McCain. The 80-year-old U.S. Senator running for another 6-year term, is still enraged over being censured by elected State Committeemen and he wants them outta the political town by sundown — or at least not showing up at the state meeting in January for a repeat of the scathing rebuke.

The best insurance to keep the McEstablishment in control of the Arizona Republican Party is to rid it once and for all of the conservatives who understand all too well that total control, not dedicated party workers is what the McCain syndicate desires. McCain has used out-of-state Obama donors to help him in the purge. Current AZ GOP chairman Robert Graham is tied at the hip to McCain and McCain is tied to the disreputable George Soros who has funded his campaigns since 2001. Multi-billionaire Soros disdains national borders and with his ally McCain has pushed for a greater influx of illegals and unable to be vetted “refugees” into the U.S.

Prior to the Primary Election, where precinct committeemen are elected, ultra slick, full color, costly mailers, sent to registered Republicans urged them to vote for the “conservative, grassroots slate of Precinct Committeemen in our neighborhood.”

“Our neighborhood,” it turns out, is any neighborhood where conservatives are in abundance. The gimmick is to overfill the allotted slots with McRingers. The tagline is “Together, Let’s Build A Strong Republican Party!” The mailer also urges, “The candidates listed here represent a new generation of leadership and opportunity for Arizona Republicans and grassroots activists.”

This isn’t simply bologna. It’s gelatinous Spam in a can.

The required “paid for by” on the mailers lists Citizens for a Working America, a PAC sporting an oddly Socialist sounding moniker. Haven’t heard of it? Neither have most of us. Sunlight Foundation shines bright, antiseptic sun light on the Super PAC described as “flying under the radar.” 

We posted Precinct Committeemen: Have you been McPurged? a couple of weeks ago as PCs were made to wait for days to find out if they’d been kicked to the curb by McCain operatives. In the post we describe the shenanigans that have been engaged in by our so very busy U.S. Senators to oust dedicate party workers. This is not a new phenomenon. Former Sen. Jon Kyengaged in these underhanded tactics in 2012As we pointed out at that time, the precinct committeemen elections are crucial since it is the elected precinct committeemen who elect the intra-party leadership. Having conservatives in these posts hinders the efforts to have malleable stooges voted in to do the biding of the Republicrat honchos, who invariably push for amnesty immediately after they are reelected — though they campaign as committed agents of border security.

All of this signals that committed McCain supporter Lisa James is back for another bite at the AZ GOP chairmanship apple. She ran in 2007 and 2009, losing both times to business executive and CPA Randy Pullen. Pullen also served as the Arizona Republican National Committeeman, and Treasurer of the Republican National Committee.

This time around Jim O’Connor, Legislative District 23 Chairman is deserving of your support. Don’t let the practiced con artists con you.


Joe Arpaio targeted by leftist open borders billionaire Soros

September 15, 2016

Radical open borders supporter George Soros funds McCain and Hillary

The Drudge Report links to a 3 TV story detailing the latest low point in Arizona politics.  Just when conservatives think it’s impossible for the establishment to sink to a deeper nadir, we are reminded that John McCain still lurks in the seamiest depths of the political realm. Case in point, the entry of McCain and Hillary backer — multi-billionaire tycoon George Soros. The radical leftist now has Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in his sights as he funds problem plagued challenger, Democrat Paul Penzone. This is Penzone’s second attempt to bring down the popular Arpaio. In the recent Primary Election, Joe Arpaio was met with a repeat challenger and party switching Democrat Dan Saban, who fared badly as a faux Republican, carrying only 26.88 % of the vote to Arpaio’s 65.40%. There were two other also-rans in the race. In the August Primary, the Democrat Party backed Penzone’s opponent.

Soros’ entry into the Maricopa County Sheriff’s race is by no means a stand alone aberration. His Safety and Justice national PAC is a syndicate with long tentacles reaching into law enforcement races in various states, including Illinois, Florida, New Mexico and Texas. He is even funding the expansion of Europe’s “refugee” crisis, declaringnational borders are the obstacle.”

Like his associates and benefactors of his largess John McCain and Hillary Clinton, Soros is an open borders agent, who refers to illegal aliens as migrants. That’s why they get his money and Sheriff Joe Arpaio receives his wrath. John McCain has called his friend Hillarya rock star.”

The name of the game these days is to run high dollar vicious ad campaigns with innocuous sounding names. Grassroots Arizona, based in the DC environs, and which has nothing to do with either grassroots GOP activists or Arizona, was the vehicle used to drag John McCain across the primary finish line by ludicrously accusing challenger Dr. Kelli Ward of risking our national security and having a weak record on defeating Islamic terrorism. It mattered not that Ward, a family practice physician, and former two term state senator was not in a position to vote on matters of national security in the state legislature. She is also a military wife whose husband Col. Michael Ward has served voluntary tours in Kuwait, Iraq and Turkey. He is the Arizona National Guard State Air Surgeon.

Another PAC carrying the vaguely Socialist sounding moniker of Citizens for a Working America, mailed out oversize, full-color and high quality glossy stock fliers encouraging votes for the “real conservative, grassroots slate” of Precinct Committeemen, in an attempt to oust the actual conservatives in precincts statewide. The method was overfilling the allotted positions with McCain cohorts. What’s the point you ask?  

Precinct Committeemen elections are crucial since it is the elected committeemen who elect the intra-party leadership. Having conservatives in these posts hinders the efforts to have compliant stooges voted in to do the biding of the Republicrat honchos, who invariably push for amnesty immediately after they are reelected — though they campaign as committed agents of border security. Retired Sen. Jon Kyl, now a DC lobbyist, engaged in these same deceptive practices in 2012, sending out postcards with his grinning mug on them, as he undercut hardworking conservative PCs.

It’s doubtful the AZ GOP establishment controlled by McCain ally Robert Graham will throw Sheriff Arpaio a lifeline against the liberal Democrat. Let’s be sure we do. Think of your vote as a life jacket. Encourage your friends and neighbors to vote for this good man who has spent his career protecting the citizenry both locally as sheriff and globally with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.


Jeff Flake: AZ’s aptly named senator endorses Hillary

September 5, 2016

Republicans should commit rogue Flake’s words to memory: “I don’t expect that I will be able to support him [Trump] in November….I just don’t see how I can.”

Republicrat Jeff Flake appeared on CBS News’ “Face the Nation (video) with host John Dickerson Sunday morning — slamming Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Then slamming him again.  And a few times more, for good measure.

DICKERSON: You talked about the tone and tenor of his campaign. We have had this conversation, you and I, before. Since then, Donald Trump has made a bit of a pivot. He said he regretted some things. He’s tried to change his position on the undocumented workers. He’s also kind of layered over his view about not allowing new Muslim immigration. Have any of those moves done anything to change your thinking about him as a president?

FLAKE: Well, I would like to see him stick with some of those positions for awhile. The ban on Muslims, he does seem to have walked back. He’s talking more about regions or visa vetting process. That seems to be better. I’m glad to see that. With regard to immigration, he pivots, and then pivots right back, so it’s kind of a 360-degree pivot at times. So, I would like to see a firm position that he sticks with for awhile. And, obviously, I would like to see it a more realistic position in dealing with those who are here illegally now.

DICKERSON: You have said a version of that before. Given how long you have held this position, aren’t you really at a point of no return in terms of ever supporting him?

FLAKE: Well, it becomes increasingly difficult to see that he’s going to change. So, I don’t expect that I will be able to support him in November. I would like to, but he’s the Republican nominee. I just don’t see how I can.

DICKERSON: And you have advised other Republican senators running, including John McCain in your state, to distance themselves from Donald Trump. John McCain in an ad appears to be doing that, saying he will be a check against Hillary Clinton. Is he taking your advice?

FLAKE: No, I wouldn’t suggest he’s taking my advice, but he’s doing what I think Republicans need to do. If we want the future of our party to be what it needs to be, we can’t associate with this kind of message and certainly with this kind of tone and the rhetoric that’s being used. Long term, I think that drives away young voters. It certainly drives away a lot of people in the minority community that we’re going to need moving ahead. So, I think John McCain and others are doing exactly what they need to do.

DICKERSON: Hillary Clinton has been saying that Donald Trump is not a part of the Republican Party. She’s been saying there are Republicans who are not like him. Does actually help Republicans who are trying to win in the same year he’s running as president?

FLAKE: It probably does for anybody to say that. For people to be reminded that this is not what the party stands for, I think, is a good thing. I wish more Republicans would say that as well, but if Hillary Clinton wants to say it, I’m glad people — voters are being reminded of it anyway.

This is a transcript of the full exchange between Flake and host John Dickerson. The interview follows Chris Christy‘s interview.

We have previously posted these articles that corroborate the CBS interview: 

July 3, 2016:   So you think you know Jeff Flake? Think again.

July 11, 2016:  Jeff Flake bungles parenting, yet tries to reprimand Trump

July 17, 2016:  Schlafly: Trump treated with hostility; Flake leads the pack

July 31, 2016:  Supporting Hillary? It’s in the McCain gene pool

July 24, 2016:  Jeff Flake, John & Meghan McCain: In the tank for Hillary

Aug. 25, 2016: Jeff Flake’s deceit exceeded only by his arrogance


Team McCain reportedly engaging in ballot harvesting

August 24, 2016

The corrupt practice of ‘ballot harvesting — collecting voted or unvoted ballots which are then filled out by others who deliver boxes of them to polling places has been exposed to such an extent that the Arizona legislature passed HB 2023 making the practice a Class 6 Felony. It was signed into law by Gov. Ducey in early March. The fraudulent action, utilized in minority neighborhoods most often by Hispanic advocacy groups, affects us all since it undercuts the integrity that each and every citizen has a right to expect from our election process.

Despite the law, the Arizona Daily Independent reports that John McCain’s team is also in on the act.  As a U.S. Senator since before many of his constituents were even born, the 80-year-old McCain, now running — scared  — for a sixth 6-year term, has voted on laws that affect the lives of Americans across the entire United States  He should know better than to authorize young, paid recruits working for him engage in such deceptive practices.

To skirt the law, Hispanic voter advocacy groups are now collecting people rather than ballots, renting vans to transport voters to the polls. They are recruiting high school students as drivers, and have announced they plan to deliver 50,000 people to the polls on Aug. 30. Our best advice is to stay off the roads in the areas where these young drivers with vans full of ballot clutching passengers are being madly shuttled back and forth. Are the drivers insured? Are they getting extra credit for skipping class to engage in this “civic duty“? Are the rental agencies aware of the fact that numerous drivers, insured or not, will be driving the vehicles?

McCain’s recruits are less obvious. McCain is being challenged by Dr. Kelli Ward, a vibrant former two-term state senator and family practice physician who has the savvy to work on restructuring the nightmare known as Obamacare. Unsavory out-of-state dark money PACs hustling for McCain in a desperate attempt to keep him around to do their bidding have bizarrely mischaracterized her as helping ISIS terrorists, though votes cast in the state legislature have nothing to do with issues of national security. Those take place in Washington D.C. where McCain has spent decades.

Her husbandDr. Michael Wardan Air Force Colonel, who has served voluntary tours of duty in global hot spots, is the Arizona State Flight Surgeon. The couple has three children.

Watch (scroll down for video) Dr. Kelli Ward, listen to her message, check out her issues pagesShe’s the real deal and wants you to vote. No one will be flouting the law to harvest your ballot.

The stark differences between John McCain and Dr. Kelli Ward can be seen here.


MCSO Chief responds to AZ Republic’s relentless attacks on Sheriff Arpaio

August 10, 2016

Beneath the device of a sarcastic headline (not included here), the Arizona Republic provides “My Turn” space for Jerry Sheridan, chief deputy of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office to respond to the incessant assaults on the integrity of career law enforcement officer and popular Sheriff, Joe Arpaio. Sheridan, a 38-year veteran of the office, wrote the following in response to a recent editorial endorsing a newly minted Republican also ran.

Your recent editorial endorsing Dan Saban for sheriff of Maricopa County (“Sack Sheriff Joe Arpaio — and vote Dan Saban instead, July 31) was sad, but not surprising. As is typical, it read more like a liberal blog than a serious opinion from our state’s largest newspaper.

As chief deputy, I am deeply offended that The Republic would impugn the reputations of so many dedicated and faithful law-enforcement officers that make up the MCSO by taking cheap shots at their sheriff who has dedicated his life to public service.

The editorial board at The Arizona Republic knows full well that Saban does not stand a chance in this primary campaign, and upon defeat will immediately run to Paul Penzone’s side to endorse him just as he did four years ago.

In the general election, The Republic will undoubtedly endorse our opponent, which means The Republic is willing to sacrifice any shred of integrity it has left to support both of these candidates. This, in contrast to Sheriff Arpaio, who not only has more experience than any other candidate but has successfully led this office and this organization of more than 3,400 employees for more than 23 years.

There is no mention of Sheriff Arpaio’s successful programs, saving taxpayer money by creating and operating Tent City or the millions of dollars the sheriff returns to taxpayers each year by operating under budget. Also curiously absent is the mention of the support he has from the 17,000 men and women in Arizona law enforcement who have endorsed his campaign for re-election. As a matter of fact, the areas the MCSO patrols are the safest in the Valley.

The Republic abandoned any sense of objectivity regarding Sheriff Arpaio a long time ago. Any real “extensive reporting” by The Republic would show that the MCSO, the second largest law-enforcement organization in Arizona which also runs the country’s third largest jail system, is a world-class operation that other agencies envy.

The Arizona Republic should be ashamed for printing this garbage, but sadly, your readers know this is only just the beginning.

The Republic endorsed problem-plagued and opportunistic party switcher Dan Saban. During his last attempt at running for sheriff, Saban did so as  a Democrat in 2008. Arpaio trounced him 55.2% – 42.2%.

After years of nearly daily attacks on Sheriff Arpaio, employing  biased reporting, vicious cartoons, skewed editorials and leftist columnists who don’t let facts get in the way of their agenda, allotting his chief deputy a constricted opportunity to reply isn’t evenhanded. It’s the newspaper’s  typical, self-serving and condescending move, enabling the editorial board to point to Sheridan’s defense as  evidence of fairness. It is not.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a solid conservative, has been treated miserably for doing the job he’s been repeatedly elected to do.  He deserves our support again. 

 


McCain hustles for dough,lies,hides from debates

July 27, 2016

The email solicitations for funds are coming fast and furiously from John McCain. His consultants must be charging him by the word, since the last begging missives have shortened the salutations from “My friend” to simply “Friend.”

McCain is not cash strapped. Bankrolled with $ millions, he pays handsomely for strategists to conceive new desperation ploys to rake in money — bolstering reliable lobbyist cash flows — which in turn is spent on commercials that shamefully engage in blatant lies aimed at his primary opponent Dr. Kelli Ward.

As an example, are claims that while in the state senate she voted to imperil our military and embolden ISIS. Kelli Ward is a military wife.  Her husband is a Colonel in the U.S. Air Force and is the flight surgeon for the Arizona Air National Guard. State legislators don’t vote on issues of national security. The U.S. Congress where McCain has spent over three decades, does. McCain not only lies, but insults the intelligence of Arizona voters with these contemptible falsehoods.

Dr. Ward, a family practice physician and conservative former state senator has challenged McCain to a debate prior to the Aug. 30 Primary Election, but the 80-year-old McCain running for his sixth 6-year term, has remained mute.

During the Republican National Convention which Ward attended but John McCain and Jeff Flake peevishly boycotted, Ward told the Arizona Republic:

“Senator McCain and his cronies in the Arizona Grassroots Action PAC have spent over $2 million attacking me, so obviously, Senator McCain has something he wants to say. I think he should say it to me, to my face. He should man up, stop stabbing me in the back, and let’s get the policy out on the table and in front of the people of Arizona.”

The newspaper reported “a spokeswoman from McCain’s reelection campaign did not respond to its request for comment on Ward’s debate challenge.

In 2004 McCain willingly engaged in a debate with perpetually losing Democrat candidate  Stuart Starky a middle school teacher who presented no threat, but played the same duck and dodge games with conservative former congressman J.D. Hayworth. Hayworth finally embarrassed McCain onto a debate stage, though McCain’s stooge Jimmie Lee Deakin shared the dais.

Dr. Kelli Ward will also fight back  She’s intelligent, conservative, knowledgeable on the issues while displaying a healthy dose of grit. What an asset she’d be in the U.S. Senate as Obamacare gets overhauled.

This was the honest assessment of presidential candidate John McCain’s mother back in 2008, when she was asked about his level of support within the base of the Republican Party.

It hasn’t gotten any better in the intervening years. The nation’s lowest esteemed senator, McCain has actually been censured by the elected officials of his own party at the annual statewide statutory meeting. 

We can do better. When Dr. Kelli Ward (video) says, “Send a fresh, new voice to the U.S. Senate: Let’s shake up Washington together,” you know those are not hollow words. It’s time for a change, Arizona.


DNC Chair resigns, chaos reigns prior to Dem convention

July 25, 2016

Democrats plagued by email scandals

Following the nomination of Republican Donald Trump at the RNC last week, Democrats are in a state of turmoil. On the eve of their national convention, party chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced she would resign her post later this week, amid angry charges of corruption and cronyism leveled at her by Bernie Sander’s supporters, who are threatening to disrupt the anointing of Hillary Clinton. Liberal hopes of a smooth coronation, transitioning Obama’s third term, are looking increasingly bleak.

The outgoing chairman was booed and jeered this morning at a pre-convention breakfast.

Wikileaks publication of 20,000 DNC emails over the weekend exposing the party apparatus’ decided skew favoring Hillary, while actually undermining Bernie Sanders’ campaign, made it immediately clear that Wasserman Schultz’s tenure was in peril. Sanders supporters, expecting neutrality from the DNC, are enraged and protesting.

In a preposterous showing of hypocrisy, the same Democrats who have bashed Trump’s vow to build a wall along our southern border have erected what they hope to be an impenetrable four-mile long, 8-foot tall fence around the Philadelphia convention center. Photos courtesy of The American Mirror.

The left-wing media repeatedly referred to the Republican convention as “dark.” What descriptive term will they use to describe the chaos amid the breaking scandals and disarray at the DNC?