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.”

 


Leftist AZ newspaper works to purge elected Republicans

May 23, 2016

Routinely calls on elected Republicans to resign

The newspaper of record in the state of Arizona is auditioning for a new gig as its readership is dwindling to non-existence.  The remaining crew — few can legitimately be called journalists — have found their niche in despotism.

Its latest trick is an attempt to seize power by demanding office holders not of their liking step down.  The newspaper has even advocated for appointment rather than elections to political posts.

The folks at the newspaper recoil from Republican voters having their say, opting instead for open primaries, where the top two vote getters — which they hope are both Democrats — vie against one another.  Recently columnist Robert Robb pondered why the state treasurer was an elective office. Maricopa Country Sheriff Joe Arpaio has long been in their stand-down sights, marginalized at every turn. Longtime Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell “must resign” due to long lines on Election Day. Secretary of State Michele Reagan is ridiculed as “inept” by left-wing  partisan E.J. Montini. His fellow traveler, columnist Laurie Roberts mocked Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich for not postponing the May 17 election due to a snafu with the publicity pamphlets getting mailed out in a timely manner. The state legislature is continually accused of nefarious schemes. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas has been the subject of ongoing insidious insults and a failed recall attempt.

The list of those unworthy of staying in office is long and decidedly partisan, since the elected officers they love to hate are invariably Republicans — most often conservatives.

An editorial preceding Arizona’s March 22, 2016 presidential preference primary bared the newspaper‘s agenda clearly with the headline urging voters to “Reject Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. Vote John Kasich instead.” Trump and Cruz are anti-GOP establishment.  Kasich would be better suited running as a Democrat. The skewed view was sounded rejected by voters who gave the majority — 47% — to Trump.

Film critic Bill Goodykoontz was pulled in on the double duty task to write, “Covering Trump’s lies no simple task.”  Neither subtlety nor honesty rank as top considerations at the unabashedly liberal Arizona Republic.

Here are the facts: Arizona holds the distinction of having Republican majorities in both the state House and Senate. The Senate President and Speaker of the House are Republicans. The Governor is a Republican, as is the Secretary of State, Attorney General, Treasurer, Superintendent of Public Instruction, the state Mine Inspector and the five members of the Corporation Commission. Arizona has nine congressional districts, with Republicans holding five of the seats and those misappropriating the GOP brand holding the two U.S. Senate seats.

Maricopa County, which includes the capitol of Phoenix and numerous other cities and towns, has Republicans holding 4 of the 5 Board of Supervisor posts, a Republican Sheriff, County Attorney, Treasurer, Assessor, Recorder, Clerk of the Superior Court and County School Superintendent.

This is untenable to the left and they strive to change it on a daily basis.


GOP hypocrisy as establishment withholds support from Trump

May 9, 2016

 Political pundits are quick to report that everyone from the wary Japanese ambassador to the U.S. and Mexico’s hostile president, have concerns about Donald Trump.  The two clenched-jawed former Republican presidents, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush, have no plans to endorse Trump. Amnesty pushing Jeb! —  the Bush establishment determiners had dubbed their successor, failed miserably in his effort to recapture the White House for the family. Now he sullenly joins his father and brother as never-Trumpers.  House Speaker Paul Ryan has stated he’s “just not ready” to back the presumptive GOP nominee, despite their scheduled meeting this week.

National Review magazine printed a cover story, “Conservatives against Trump,” in which authors, scholars, talk show hosts and others, rip Trump. The Hill has complied a lengthy list of belligerent Republicans also vowing never to back Donald Trump.

The business tycoon was not our first choice as we opted for Ted Cruz, but Cruz has dropped out as have 16 others who failed to garner support. Donald Trump is the sole Republican left standing — no small feat in such a sizable field.

Yet the GOP establishment continues to spew hypocrisy.  In 1996, the Bob Dole/Jack Kemp  ticket was a guaranteed  loser, but we were told we had to rally behind the standard bearers — regardless. The duo lost to Clinton /Gore. The scenario was repeated in 2008, when John McCain and Sarah Palin another substandard team were shoved down our throats and lost to Barack Obama and Joe Biden. The 2012 Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan ticket were also kicked to the political curb by Obama and Biden.

Grassroots conservatives who had trouble supporting each of the three tickets, were reprimanded for their reticence and told they needed to get on-board for the good of the nation, if not the party. 

Now the establishment elites in that very same Republican Party are engaging in sweeping  repudiations of Donald Trump after his grassroots triumphs — epic upsets — in state after state.

Here in Arizona, Trump carried 47.1% of the primary vote  to Ted Cruz’ 24.9% and Kasich’s 10.0%.   When John McCain ran for president,  he hung on to Arizona by a mere 8.5% margin of victory — in a clear sign of voter ire, which has only grown.

It’s time to remind these Republicrats that a vote against Donald Trump will be a vote for Hillary Clinton. If elected, her appointments to the Supreme Court will have devastating consequences for generations to come. It was Hillary, long before anyone had heard the name Barack Hussein Obama, who was working to push through a massive health care scheme during her husband’s administration. Bill Clinton appointed leftists Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen Breyer to the High Court. 

Donald Trump will be our Republican standard-bearer. The GOP syndicate needs to get used to that fact and take a good dose of the “support our nominee” prescription they peddled in 1996, 2008 and 2012. Trump has already evidenced stronger grassroots support than either Bob Dole, John McCain or Mitt Romney. Americans are fed up with the status quo. Donald Trump speaks to them as the regurgitated party hacks never could.


SOS Kerry affirms left’s view: USA is inconsequential

May 8, 2016

National borders are meaningless, we must prepare for “borderless world”

Obama’s Secretary of State John Kerry confirms the left’s position that American sovereignty is inconsequential in the commencement address he gave  at  Boston’s Northeastern University — an institution which emphasizes globalism.

“The future demands from us something more than a nostalgia for some rose-tinted version of the past that did not really exist in any case,” Kerry told the graduates. “You’re about to graduate into a complex and borderless world.”

Kerry also used the occasion of the school’s 114th commencement  to hammer Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump without mentioning him by name, but honing in on Trump’s stated plan to build a wall along the U.S./Mexico border:

“So I think that everything that we’ve lived and learn tells us that we will never come out on top if we accept advice from sound-bite salesmen and carnival barkers who pretend the most powerful country on Earth can remain great by looking inward. And hiding behind walls at a time that technology has made that impossible to do and unwise to even attempt.”

Kerry is known for marrying heiresses but speaking foolishly, as evidenced by these examples. provided by Red Eye. He will also be remembered for his association with Jane Fonda and his deceitful congressional testimony regarding American military personnel serving in Vietnam.

John Kerry: the ultimate  self-promoting liberal hack.


Robotic Rubio: Who’s actually pulling his strings?

February 24, 2016

We’ve been devoting a lot of time to Marco Rubio, and with good reason.  Electing a president of the United States is serious business — all the more so in in these perilous times in our nation’s history.  And after eight years of Barack Obama’s liberal extremism, it’s imperative we get it right in 2016. 

Donald Trump, the popular outsider, has shown himself as a childish bully, hurling schoolyard insults at Sen. Ted Cruz, whom he considers his closest rival. The more he talks — even resorting to repeatedly calling Cruz “a liar” — when in fact, Trump glibly lies about Cruz, the less presidential he appears. Marco Rubio, by contrast, doesn’t engage in bullying. Instead, he concentrates on what appear to be spoon-fed talking points that he regurgitates in rapid fire succession. His inability to respond was clearly on display as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christy pointedly called him out and Rubio reverted four times to the crib notes firmly implanted in his head. Christy was the adult reprimanding little Marco, whose dog, he tried to convince us, ate his homework. Four times.

Here we see another example of Rubio‘s McCain-like abysmal incapacity .to provide a straight answer, giving the identical non-response to a question about his amnesty scheme eight times. Follow the Real Clear Politics text as Bill O’Reilly tried, in vain, to nail Rubio down on his deceptive  policy. Eight times.

Though he claims to be a conservative, Rubio is taking a pass on the upcoming Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Breitbart has a copy of the CPAC statement calling Rubio’s snub a “rookie mistake.” Matthew Boyle writes, “That Rubio is skipping the pre-eminent annual conservative gathering of thousands of activists in a presidential election year is extraordinarily telling about the direction of his campaign as the entire Washington establishment aligns behind him in a last-ditch desperate bid to stop billionaire front-runner Donald Trump.”

It’s clear Marco Rubio, the boy wonder of McCain’s Gang of Eight amnesty deceit is now doing the bidding of the insatiable Chamber of Commerce  and other illegal labor profiteers, who care less about the rule of law and the future of our country than they do the bottom line of their members. Jeb Bush’s deep pocket donors are now flocking to Rubio for the same reason they eagerly put $100 million in amnesty Jeb’s coffers. Jeb spent $2,884 per vote in Iowa and still came in sixth place. The $1150 per vote in New Hampshire bought him a fourth place standing. Jeb called illegal immigration “an act of love.”

Meanwhile, the Washington Free Beacon reports record-breaking numbers of illegal immigrant children are once again expected to surge across the US. / Mexico border, These events don’t happen in a vacuum, but are well choreographed. Marco Rubio, like Jeb Bush, is emulating the policies of Barack Obama, giving lip service to the unenforceable fantasy that the invading hordes will pay a fine, learn English and become exemplary citizens.

It will never happen, and neither should Marco McRubio.


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