Concerns mount over McCain’s defection on tax cuts

October 13, 2017

Conservatives in the Grand Canyon state, exposed to Arizona’s senior senator (ASS) John McCain for three-and-a-half decades, know he  loves nothing more than the face he sees reflected in the mirror each morning. A marginal man who attained stature via his family connections — both his father and grandfather were Navy Admirals, ASS was able to gain admittance to the U.S. Naval Academy, though graduating at the bottom of his class. It didn’t hurt that he ultimately married a well-connected Phoenix heiress, whose father opened what would have been unattainable doors for him.

His image as a returned Vietnam POW aided the reluctant Republican when he was the ringleader of a pack of Democrats in the Keating Five scandal that rocked the U.S. financial world and  ended other’s senate careers. He’s made his mark as a political contrarian, which he refers to as being a “maverick.”  In essence, his pretense amounts to sticking his finger in the eye of the very Republicans he claims to represent.

Surprisingly, the liberal Washington Post tentatively appears to be on to him. In an analysis headlined, “The Finance 202 McCain could give the same thumbs-down to a tax overhaul as he did to health care,” reporter Tory Newmyer is on the right track, but veers into giving McCain credit for values he doesn’t possess.

McCain’s vacillation is a worthy concern, since he delights in sucker punching Republican colleagues and has repeatedly-duped Arizona voters, many newcomers and residents of retirement communities, with his massive pre-election TV ad buys and campaign mailers dishonestly touting himself as a conservative as he blatantly lies about his challengers. Truth is not on ASS’s agenda on any topic, tax reform being no exception. But the report wholly misjudges the ailing and elderly McCain‘s motives with these words:

“Yet over his decades in public life, McCain has traced a zigzagging line on the subject, leaving little clear indication of how he’ll approach a potentially decisive vote. A look at the senator’s record on taxes shows that three things seem most important to him: public debate, some help for the middle class, and not exploding the deficit.”  

Let’s be clear. McCain is a lot of things. Altruistic is not one of them. The three things that are actually most important to him are the ability to relentlessly jab President Donald Trump, who attained the job McCain spent a career in D.C. coveting. McCain has problems articulating rationally about the economy, (brief, but great, video). He has a vacillating record on tax cuts. Public debate? The McCain-Feingold campaign finance bill was filled with free speech restrictions. Nice try, but the man who doesn’t even know how many homes he owns is not a bleeding heart for the middle class.

Trusting ASS is akin to trusting a snake.

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Lame duck Sen. Corker hurls insults at Pres. Trump

October 10, 2017

Tennessee Senator Bob Corker recently announced his intention to step down after his term expires in 2018. Following the expected blather about this being a family decision, he said,“When I ran for the Senate in 2006, I told people that I couldn’t imagine serving for more than two terms.” Using the grand “we“ rather than “I,” he continued, “Understandably, as we have gained influence, that decision has become more difficult.”

What Corker omits is that he has already announced challengers on his right flank, who agree with Breitbart executive and former chief strategist to President Trump, Steve Bannon, who said over the weekend that “the Republican establishment is trying to nullify the 2016 election.”

“Corker doesn’t have the guts to get back in the race,” Bannon said, predicting that Corker would be easily defeated by Trump-supporting Tennessee U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn.

Since his announcement, with nothing to lose, Corker has been on an insulting rampage against the president, asking in a tweet Sunday whether someone “missed their shift” at the White House, which he referred to as a day care center.

“Bannon summed up the opposition, stating,”I think Mitch McConnell, and to a degree, Paul Ryan. They do not want Donald Trump’s populist, economic nationalist agenda to be implemented. Bannon added. “It’s very obvious.”

Calling on Corker to resign now, Bannon said, “He got out because he saw what happened in Alabama,” referring to populist Judge Roy Moore’s victory over McConnell-backed Sen. Luther Strange.

Bannon added, “Ryan and McConnell will not help Trump implement the agenda that got him elected “unless they’re put on notice. They’ll be held accountable if they do not support the President of the United States. Right now there’s no accountability. They do not support the president’s program. It’s an open secret on Capitol Hill. Everybody in this city knows it.”

He might have added Arizona‘s ‘thumbs down” Senior Senator (ASS) to that list. The vengeful McCain, elderly and suffering from a malignant brain tumor, continues to do all he can to undercut President Trump at every turn — including hand carrying a fake “dossier” to the FBI director, which he hoped implicated then-newly-elected President Trump in a compromising Russian scandal. It was McCain who cast the deciding vote to sabotage the effort to repeal Obamacare.

Arizona Rebublicrats McCain and Jeff Flake refused to support Donald Trump, the Republican nominee during the 2016 presidential election. Both U.S. Senators aided scandal plagued liberal Hillary Clinton.

Bannon told Fox News Sean Hannity that he is declaring war against the “establishment, globalist clique” on Capitol Hill that opposes Trump’s agenda.

We wish him luck.


NFL player’s union deep connections to radical George Soros

October 7, 2017

The Washington Times runs a stunning headline you’d never see in the left-of-center, Hillary Clinton endorsing Arizona Republic:NFL players’ union teamed up with Soros to fund leftist advocacy groups.”

 The information it delivers provides the back story to much of the anti-American political activism that has shocked fans and turned many away from the games. SRAZ would do a disservice to the superb reporting of Valerie Richardson if we attempted to synopsize her in-depth article so we direct our readers to linked article, which includes links to tax documents.

Socialist billionaire George Soros, who disdains national sovereignty and borders, funds multiple front groups to forward his agenda which also included anti-Trump advocacy beginning prior to President Trump’s election.

Soros’ impact, in the form of heavyweight monetary contributions, has affected the National Football League. Viewership is down appreciably since the NFL made the decision to unify in support of disrespecting our National Anthem and flag, as players “take the knee” rather than standing in respect for the symbols of freedom. NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” numbers in the first two weeks of the regular season fell 7% in viewership compared to last year. ESPN’s “Monday Night Football,” is down 5%; and the averages of Sunday afternoon games on Fox and CBS are down 11% and 19% respectively, according to Nielsen data. CBS hasn’t yet had a 4:25 p.m. national game this season, which usually accounts for the principal viewership of the weekend.

Brian Hughes, a senior vice president at Magna, which monitors audience trends, would like us to believe Hurricane Irma impacted viewership during the NFL’s first week.

If blaming hurricanes doesn’t work for you, Hughes provides another excuse: blaming fan inability to concentrate. It’s our mindlessness, rather than the grossly overpaid players offensive attitude that is responsible for the steep declines.  “In general people’s attention spans have changed,” Hughes said. “There’s evidence that people are intensely interested in fewer things and generally interested in more things, and I think that’s a function of deluge of content that we are finding ourselves in nowadays.”

We’re not as incapable of walking and chewing gum at the same time as Hughes would presume. In fact we were able to locate DiscoverTheNetwork.Org’s Guide to the Political Left detailing George Soros Connections, listing his myriad front groups, established to impose his Socialist agenda and disrupt order in the United States.

In the event you missed it, SRAZ detailed the John McCain and Hillary Clinton connection in a Feb. 2016 post titled, “By George! McCain & Hillary have a lot in common.”  Soros also funneled money to Democrat Paul Penzone who defeated popular 6-term Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Politico, in a concerning report revealed that Soros is quietly working behind the scenes to fund a massive overhaul the U.S. Justice system.

Keep your eye on the ball, folks. Our future depends on it.


Leftist media with smarter audiences have free rein to revile Trump:

October 3, 2017

Sophisticated and enlightened news consumers lean left, conservatives are dolts

Conclusions reached in a bizarre report by Pew Research Center regarding media coverage of President Trump and the political bent of the audiences they aim for is nothing short of insulting.

A summation of Pew’s assumptions: 

 “News outlets with a right-leaning audience cited fewer types of sources in their reporting, offered more positive and fewer negative evaluations of President Donald Trump and his administration, and had reporters who were less likely to challenge something the president said than outlets whose audience leans to the left or those with a more evenly distributed audience.

Seven-in-ten stories from outlets with a left-leaning audience and 62% from those with a more mixed audience included at least two of nine types of sources evaluated, such as a member of the administration, a member of Congress, or an outside expert. That was true, however, of less than half the stories (44%) from outlets with a right-leaning audience. In particular, outlets whose audience leans right of center were less likely to include Trump and his administration, outside experts or interest groups as sources. They were also about half as likely to include voices from both Democratic and Republican members of Congress (7% of stories vs. 14% for outlets with a left-leaning audience and 15% for outlets with a more mixed audience).”

 Pew did admit that compared with past administrations, coverage of Trump’s early days focused less on policy and was more negative overall. But it ignored the uniformly positive coverage of Barack Obama which occurred from the onset of his presidential candidacy.

Scant coverage was given to Obama’s questionable associations such as his campaign kickoff in the home of former Weather Underground bombers of the NYC police department and DC government buildings, Bill Ayers and his wife Bernardine Dohrn — former fugitives who morphed into respected educators, as could only happen in Chicago. Remorseless years later, Ayers  said, “I don’t regret setting bombs, I feel we didn’t do enough.”

Then there was Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the preacher who officiated at the Obama’s wedding and baptized their daughters. They sat in his black nationalist church for 20 years, listening to him spew race-based hatred.

Either of these associations — and there were many otherswould have brought a screeching halt to other campaigns, but Obama got a pass by his adoring liberal media.

It’s no secret reporters are overwhelmingly liberal. Over a decade ago, the same Pew Research Center released a survey of 547 journalists and news media executives, including 247 who worked for national news organizations. Pew found that the proportion of liberals in the national media had increased over the previous nine years, from 22 percent in 1995 to 34 percent in 2004. Meanwhile, the percentage of conservatives remained minuscule: just four percent in 1995, seven percent in 2004. As for local reporters, liberals dominated conservatives by a nearly two-to-one margin (23 to 12 percent).

Pew also asked journalists to name a news organization that seemed to cover the news from an especially liberal or especially conservative angle. When it came to a liberal news outlet, most of the national journalists were stumped. A fifth regarded the New York Times as liberal; ABC, CBS, CNN and NPR were each named by just two percent. One percent of reporters said NBC was liberal.

But journalists did see ideology at one outlet: “The single news outlet that strikes most journalists as taking a strong ideological stance — either liberal or conservative — is Fox News Channel,” Pew reported. More than two-thirds of national journalists (69 percent) tagged FNC as a conservative news organization, followed by the Washington Times (9 percent) and the Wall Street Journal (8 percent).


Misplaced anger, feigned abuse elevates another McCain

September 30, 2017

Meghan McCain gets her ample back up

The headlines accuse President Trump of mocking John McCain. A simple Google search turns up multiple reports on the topic, leading readers to think the worst. Could the president, using grand insensitivity, have ridiculed McCain’s scar above his eyebrow where Mayo surgeons recently excised a cancerous growth on his brain?

No, that’s not it. 

Whatever it was, it was “abhorrent.” Meghan McCain says so.

“What more must my family be put through right now?she tweeted. “This is abhorrent.” 

Given the facts, Ms. McCain asks the wrong question and draws the wrong conclusion. President Trump imitated John McCain’s intentionally dramatic, Caligula-like ‘thumbs down,’ indicating his calamitous vote to single-handedly torpedo the repeal and replacement of Obamacare. It was a key campaign issue for Donald Trump — one that resonated with the national GOP voter base that put him in the White House and previously kicked McCain to the curb.

McCain’s action, one of many such tantrums and malicious acts, was based in his jealous rage that political outsider Donald Trump is president, a position McCain, with decades in D.C., failed miserably at achieving. In the 2008 presidential election, McCain only carried his home state by a slim 8.5% margin. Today, he gains his relevancy by creating havoc. At 81 with a 6-year senate term that it is unlikely he will complete, he has nothing to lose.

Meghan should have asked, “What more must the people of the United States be put through by the obstinate pettiness of John McCain?”


New healthcare reform bill: Relying on McCain is a fool’s errand

September 22, 2017

AZ’s Senior Senator (ASS) remains too consumed with jealousy over Trump’s presidential victory to honorably function on behalf of those he’s supposed to represent

Arizona’s Senior Senator (ASS) John McCain, 81, who with a dramatic thumbs down motion reminiscent of the Roman emperor Caligula denying mercy to a wounded gladiator in the arena, took time from his treatment for an  “aggressive malignant brain tumor” to cast the deciding vote, torpedoing Senate Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare.  With his self-serving negative end of July action, in an obviously rehearsed betrayal, ASS afforded himself another opportunity to lob a jab at President Trump — though negatively affecting millions of Americans with his pettiness. In ASS’s bitter world, revenge takes center stage, regardless of the consequences. 

A new plan is on the table. Sens. Lindsey Graham, (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy, M.D., (R-LA) are prime co-sponsors of the proposal that would shift health-care spending currently earmarked for Obamacare, Medicaid expansion and health-care exchanges from the federal government to the states through a system of block grants. Graham-Cassidy would also eliminate the individual mandate, requiring people either carry insurance or pay a fine. Acquaint yourself with the legislation to reform health care and read the comments of supporters — all included here.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, a longtime McCain ally, has announced he’s on-board with the plan, saying in a statement, “Graham-Cassidy is the best path forward to repeal and replace Obamacare.”

Will it make any difference that Graham, McCain’s closest senate comrade, is a co-sponsor? Although McCain functions from his visceral core that is devoid of reason, Ducey is sending him a message to support this replacement effort that carries a Sept. 30 deadline for passage, when rules preventing a Democrat filibuster will expire.  Just as last time, when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell held up action awaiting McCain’s arrival in DC, every vote counts. It remains to be seen if ASS will revert to anti-Trump jealousy mode again and gum up the works. ASS is on record saying, he might “reluctantly” support the bill, although, to no one’s surprise, the Republicrat, self-anointed “maverick” prefers a “bipartisan” approach. 

Following Ducey’s announcement ASS said he was “still very frustrated” with the process and was “not ready to announce a decision to vote for it.”

Expect nothing from ‘Focus-On-Me’ McCain and you’ll never be disappointed.


Emmy Awards: Leftwing celebs get it wrong again

September 18, 2017

Mocking Pres. Trump takes center stage

The 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards took place Sunday night hosted by liberal Stephen Colbert, a flawed presidential predictorCelebs, who revel in grabbing the spotlight outdoing one another in the glam department, put their politics before their egos as they donned the same accessories: Rabid, hate-filled tirades aimed at President Trump and blue ‘ACLU Supporter’ ribbons, denoting their activism with the far left organization.  There was also a strong pro-illegal alien theme permeating the self-congratulatory awards ceremony.

Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer even got into the act, making a “surprise” appearance to ridicule Pres. Trump. In a perfect world, this treacherous act should render him unemployable in Republican circles. Spicer, who once wore his flag lapel pin upside down, symbolizing distress, has reportedly turned down an offer to appear on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ with his wife.

If these were the Academy Awards, we’d advise our readers to stop wasting money on overpriced tickets and less than entertaining movies, with increasingly grotesque subject matter. Keeping the overwhelmingly liberal Hollyweird crowd basking in wealth for a career based on reading other people’s words makes no sense.

Since the soiree celebrates television productions, conserve electricity next year by clicking the “off“ button. Treat yourself with a good book. Better yet, talk to someone who matters to you.

The majority of the awards program was filled with venomous tirades directed at Donald Trump, the President of the United States. Ironically, it was televised on Constitution Day. Fortunately for the hate mongers the First Amendment gives them the freedom to engage in immature temper tantrums. The good news is the show’s ratings tanked.

Watch Colbert and his like thinkers getting it wrong here: