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?


Jeff Flake bungles parenting, yet tries to reprimand Trump

July 11, 2016

By now most of us have heard Jeff Flake’s weak stab at witticism claiming that he can’t attend the Republican National Convention because he needs to “mow his lawn.” This boycott is Flake’s arrogant posturing to unequivocally send his message of contempt for Donald Trump. Flake doesn’t approve of Trump’s messaging and tone, so he takes to public forums to publicly chastise the Republican presidential nominee. Flake accuses Trump of racism for stating that he will build a wall along our southern border and has called for a moratorium on unable to be vetted refugees from terror sponsoring nations.

Closer to home, Jeff Flake fails miserably in the scolding department.

When it comes to racism and Flake, his son Tanner was the indisputable champion offender. In 2013 teenage Tanner was the subject of our post “Generational Flakes.” The younger Flake was exposed for his online spew of vile anti-black and Hispanic, anti-Semitic, and homophobic slurs. BuzzFeed has more here  including the offensive screen name Tanner used in online games.

For his vulgar rants, there was no woodshed or even a pretense of one for the arrogant punk. Jeff Flake apologized for his son, teaching him that getting off easy is easy when your dad is a U. S. Senator. Tanner may have apologized to his parents for the negative publicity, but never publicly took responsibility for this hate filled rhetoric.

His weak cover-up doesn’t make Jeff Flake a racist. Just a self-absorbed flake who let an important teachable moment pass.

Jeff Flake’s parenting failures are legend. Another son, Austin, who along with his then-wife Logan, bore the responsibility of caring for the dogs kenneled at the dog boarding facility owned by her parents Todd and MaLeisa Hughes, vacationing in Florida. Under the young newlyweds less than watchful supervision 23 family pets died horrific heat-related deaths. Austin and Logan are magically off the hook, while the Hughes have been sentenced to jail time.

After the younger Flake’s indictment mysteriously vanished, they have the raw nerve to sue the taxpayers of Maricopa County for $8 million for the damage they say was done to their formerly pristine reputations.

Not a word from Papa Flake who will long remember the kindness of Houdini Montgomery, the obliging Maricopa County Attorney, who cut the Flake’s loose.

When Jeff Flake comes up for reelection next year, conservatives should take a page from the Arizona junior senator‘s book, and be too busy “mowing our lawns” to cast a ballot for him. He deserves the same cold shoulder he and his mentor John McCain are giving Donald Trump by not showing up at the Republican National Convention and undermining the GOP candidate.


McCain, Biden receive prize for civility?

June 9, 2016

Funny business at Allegheny College

The officials in charge at Allegheny College appear to be hard at work showing us that academia doesn’t have to be dry, tedious and dare we say, boring? In awarding civility prizes to Joe Biden and John McCain, they broadly display their own sense of humor.

Arizonans know McCain as much for his salty tongue, insults, vindictiveness and vicious slurs — even his heiress wife is not immune — as for his liberal bent, colluding with Democrats against the interests of the majority of citizens in his own state. Civility has never been his strong suit, a fact even more evident as he uses out-of-state PAC donors to lie about his GOP senate opponent, Dr. Kelli Ward.

Biden’s insulting gaffes would seem to take him out of the running, as well.

Yet the college‘s website quotes President James H. Mullen, Jr. calling the duo “two political giants – one from the left and one from the right – [who] regard civility to be a fundamental obligation of leadership in our democracy. And they have aspired mightily to honor that obligation – throughout their careers, and even in the cauldron of presidential politics.” 

We would further add, they are both from the left, which is why McCain has been censured by elected Republican leaders in Arizona.

“Ask anyone who has sat across a table from Joe Biden or John McCain and they’ll tell you the same thing – that these are men of principle who hold strong to their beliefs and will argue passionately in defense of their positions. But they also understand that one need not demonize their opposition in order to effectively govern,” according to Gov. Tom Ridge.  

A couple of thousand miles away, former Gov. Ridge hasn’t been exposed to the demonizing mailers and televised campaign ads John McCain is using against physician and former state senator, Dr. Kelli Ward. We wonder, however, if such information would have made a difference, since the civility award appears to be cooked up to coincide with a tough race for the 80-year-old McCain  — first elected in 1982 and arrogantly running for another 6-year term.


Is Jeff McFlake supporting “rock star” Hillary?

June 8, 2016

Saying Donald Trump “was not my first choice nor my 17th choice,” Arizona’s junior Sen. Jeff Flake told viewers of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Monday. “He’s the nominee, and we’ll have to deal with that. I hope that he changes.”

Asked whether he would endorse Trump, Flake quickly replied, “No.”

“It’s uncomfortable not having endorsed the Republican nominee, I have to say. But I can’t at this point. I hope to be able to support the nominee. I certainly can’t right now.”

Flake had earlier endorsed his Gang of Eight amnesty clone Marco Rubio before that awkward campaign fell flat.

Jeff Flake knows all too well what it’s like to be a disappointment to those within your own party. He’s watched as his mentor John McCain was overwhelmingly censured by elected state committeemen at the annual Statutory Meeting of the State Committee of the Arizona Republican Party.

Arizona’s Channel 3 reported the results of a poll showing Flake ranked as the most unpopular Senator in the nation —- with ratings even lower than John McCain. Conservative Review grades both men with a bottom-dragging “F” as clicks on these links illustrate: Jeff Flake and John McCain.

And political opportunist Flake — also the object of a boo-vation — barely squeaked through, winning the senate seat by a razor slim 3% of the statewide vote. G.W. Bush’s former Surgeon General, Democrat Richard Carmona, never previously a candidate — presented a stark contrast, including a career encompassing military, medical and law enforcement, to Flake’s lobbyist past where he worked for a Namibian uranium operation with ties to Iran.

* John McCain has described Hillary Clinton as a “Rock Star.”

 


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