Jeff Flake refers to illegal aliens as “Americans by choice”

August 22, 2017

In a blunderous description reminiscent of failed presidential candidate Jeb Bush, who said illegals aliens come to America as an “act of love” — Jeff Flake now calls these same foreign invaders who disregard our sovereign border, “Americans by choice.” Jeb favored a “pathway to citizenship” to allow those here in violation of the law to “come out of the shadows.” At the time, Jeff Flake praised the absurd contention that breaking our laws was “an act of love.”

“Truth is, I agree with Jeb, and I applaud him for having the guts to say it,” Flake posted on Facebook as reported by Huffington Post in 2014. “Growing up here in Arizona, I’ve seen what motivates those who come here illegally. Sure, some come with the intent to do harm or simply to take advantage of our generosity. But many come to find work to feed their families. To lump everyone who crosses the border illegally into the same class is unfair and unproductive.”

Now, in a sappy op-ed in the New York Times, Jeff Flake takes another potshot at President Donald Trump’s immigration polices as he recounts his family’s ranch and his father’s hiring practices of employing illegals. The fact that some were repeatedly deported and  returned didn’t bother the senior Flake, who rehired them.  His bottom line took precedence.

The New York Times is the same left-wing newspaper former Arizona Congressman John Shadegg, a McCain protégé, ran to as he hurled insults at Arizonans who simply want our nation’s laws respected. Shadegg went across the country to the liberal eastern press to call us “xenophobic and intolerant,“ invectives he never used to our faces, especially as he solicited our donations and votes.

Roy Beck, founder and president of NumbersUSA provides an in-depth report on amnesty-supporter Sen. Jeff Flake, titled,Sen. Flake extols his family’s illegal-alien hiring in attack on RAISE Act.

This evening President Donald Trump will address a rally of supporters at the Phoenix Convention Center. No rational conservative would either expect or desire Jeff Flake, a persistent detractor of the president to show up. Ditto McCain, who has relentlessly opposed President Trump and his policies.  Both men, who colluded with Democrat leaders on the “Gang of 8” amnesty scheme, were booed (video) by elected Republican state committeemen at a GOP statutory when they were slipped in the back door and led onstage by former AZ GOP chairman Robert Graham.

McCain had previously been censured by the same delegates.  He retaliated by plotting with San Francisco-based Obama donors and others of their ilk to purge conservative elected precinct committeemen from their posts. These internecine purges been McCain’s ongoing commitment, even taking place in precincts this past election cycle. 

Will Arizona’s Republican U.S. House members show up to honor our Republican Commander in Chief? Their presence  — or absence — will speak volumes as the 2018 elections roll around. Those who ran and were elected as Republicans are Martha McSally, CD 2; Paul Gosar, CD 4; Andy Biggs, CD 5; David Schweikert, CD 6; and Trent Franks, CD 8.


Flake’s Trump problem: AZ GOP struggles with tangled web*

August 18, 2017

A New Day, A New Shenanigan  is a must read, posted on Republican Briefs. It unambiguously addresses the trickery emanating from AZ GOP Chairman Jonathan Lines relating to the Tues. Aug. 22, Phoenix event featuring President Donald Trump.

Lines is clearly in a bind, since it is not the state party but state Treasurer Jeff DeWit, Trump’s Arizona campaign manager, who is coordinating the volunteer efforts inside the Phoenix Convention Center.. Lines defines those duties as “crowd flow, greeting guests, security, etc.” In Lines’ Daily Update, he says he’s “thrilled” with this setup, Wan‘na bet?

Then he says, “The White House, the Republican National Committee and the Trump Campaign have tasked Arizona Victory and the AZ GOP with voter registration and volunteer recruitment.”

Lines follows up with, “Because we know that the Democrats are doing everything they can to turn our state blue and using millions of George Soros’s dollars to do it, we must counter their efforts. Tuesday’s event is a great opportunity to welcome thousands of new Republican voters and volunteers into our party…and will be essential for victory next November.”

All well and good, except for in his gloss-over, Lines omits a couple of irrefutable facts: George Soros, whose efforts Lines acknowledges we must counter, is a longtime colluder and funder of John McCain. It wouldn’t be surprising to find self-described “globalist” Jeff Flake feeding at the same trough, since a major connective thread for open borders/globalist/Socialist billionaire Soros is amnesty for illegals who have invaded the U.S. Acting in concert, McCain and Flake worked to shepherd through their deceptive, “bi-partisan” Gang of Eight amnesty scam. Conservative Review’s Chris Pandolfo writes the aborted effort has been resurrected with McCain, now suffering from what his doctors describe as an aggressive form of brain cancer, at the helm. Flake running for reelection in 2018, can’t be a party to this effort, though he was integral to the scheme which was killed in the House of Representatives after conservative backlash demonstrated the grassroots will not tolerate pro-illegal immigration.

And speaking of Jeff Flake, we address point number two which is Jeff Flake’s contemptible attitude toward President Trump, whom he publicly declared “Can’t win and shouldn’t win” the 2016 election. Since then, Flake has written a 140-page pamphlet masquerading as a book, with a title stolen from Barry Goldwater’s iconic book, “Conscience of a Conservative,” in which he does everything short of burning President Trump at the stake. His internecine battles have not missed the notice of RNC Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel, who has chastised Flake for his antics. In signaling his support for Dr. Kelli Ward, President Trump tweeted, “Jeff Flake is “toxic and weak on borders.”

It will be interesting to see how  AZ GOP chairman Jonathan Lines deals with traitorous Jeff Flake, President Donald Trump and conservative senate challenger Dr. Kelli Ward.

*“O, what a tangled web we weave…when first we practice to deceive,“ oft-repeated adage, attributed to Wm. Shakespeare.

George Soros and his pal John McCain


Phx’s tyrannical Mayor Stanton sabotages 1st Amendment

August 17, 2017

Wants to silence President Trump, shut down Aug. 22 Phoenix Convention Center rally

Feeling energized after arbitrarily deciding that a Phoenix street name he found offensive needed to go, though the longtime residents who lived there steadfastly petitioned to retain it, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is back, bat in hand.  This time he’s taking on the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the President of the United States. This big, bad lawyer should know better, but his ego has swelled to the point of enveloping his brain. 

Liberal Democrat Stanton has now announced that he’s “disappointed” that President Donald Trump plans to rally supporters in Phoenix next week. “’It is my hope that more sound judgment prevails and that he delays his visit,’ Stanton said. In fact, Stanton ludicrously links the visit and request for the president to “delay his plans” to visit Phoenix “as the nation is still healing from the tragic events in Charlottesville.”

Leaving no room for doubt as to his skewed ideology Stanton adds that if Trump is coming to Phoenix to announce a pardon for former Maricopa County sheriff Arpaio — now 85 years old and potentially facing a 6-month sentence for carrying out his duties — “then it will be clear that his true intent is to enflame emotions and further divide the nation,” ridiculously claiming  a “pardon would amount to an endorsement of racism.”  A federal judge ruled that Arpaio’s officers had racially profiled Hispanics, a charge Arpaio denied.

That’s the mantra of liberals, who have taken to heart Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s tactic ofnever allowing a serious crisis to go to waste.  He made the statement as chief of staff for Barack Obama.

Radical leftist CD 3 U.S. RepRaul Grijalva (read the linked Jerry Kammer exposé revealing his Saul Alinsky roots) will be leading a band of leftist protesters outside the Phoenix Convention Center. Grijalva once called for a boycott of Arizona, a job killer for his own constituents, many of whom work in the service industries.

Stanton is obviously laying the groundwork for grander ventures, having filed for the position of Secretary of State, often the gateway to the Arizona Governor‘s Office. At the beginning of the 2017-2018 reporting period, he was already sitting atop over a $ half million — $510,150.39, to be exact — though no current donors are listed. Equality Arizona, a local LGBTQ advocacy group, was the recipient of $1,000 for an event table.  Don’t be surprised if slippery Stanton ditches the SOS pursuit for an office with more heft.  He’s obviously covered all contingencies by naming his campaign “Stanton for Arizona.”

For a memory refresher, wander back to 2011 to see who Greg Stanton actually is.


Pres. Trump filling federal judicial vacancies

August 15, 2017

Jeff Flake’s failed efforts to decimate Donald Trump and push through Obama’s appointee to US Supreme Court have left him vulnerable in 2018

In a fact-filled report, Ballotpedia covers the vacancies and the opportunities for President Trump to impact the federal bench, which was among the top reasons Americans, weary of the rulings emanating from the leftist appellate courts, voted for him. To date, the president  has submitted nominations to fill more than 20% of federal judicial vacancies during his first six months in office —  a near record.

Partisan politics plays a key role in the senate confirmation of judges and Democrats are still smarting over Trump’s appointment of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, filling the vacancy created by the Feb. 13, 2016 unexpected death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia.

Lame duck Barack Obama tried to shove through Democrat Merrick Garland to fill the post in the waning days of his presidency. Obama was aided in his attempt by Arizona Republicrat Sen. Jeff Flake, who shepherded Garland through the senate making instructions and publicly stating, “ It was time to start thinking about confirming him.” Flake, who denounced Donald Trump throughout the Primary, was banking on cozying up to Hillary Clinton, whom he regarded as the front-runner.

But American voters spoke loud and clear on Nov. 8, 2016, stunning the Democrats and Jeff Flake, who repeatedly said “Donald Trump can’t win and shouldn’t win.”

Worried that Republicans would in turn reject him and his amnesty shemes, the Internet is now filled with ads of the inanely grinning Flake, in which he is farcically described as a “principled conservative.”  Flake appears to have forgotten that the GOP is represented by an elephant, known for possessing an excellent memory. Polling shows Flake with the lowest approval rating of the entire 100-member U.S. Senate. The dismal numbers are no doubt aided by his  recently published 140-page pamphlet — generously described as a book— with the title stolen from an iconic 1960 Barry Goldwater publication,  in which he takes the Republican Party to task.

This past week Jeff Flake was taken to the political woodshed by none other than RNC chair Ronna Romney McDaniel, who is concerned that his anti-Republican antics could result in the party losing the senate majority.

President Donald Trump wins with conservatives. First term senator Flake, running for reelection in 2018, currently has an 18% approval rating.


Deploring Charlottesville’s violence gets selective coverage

August 13, 2017

A rally originally planned to protest plans by the city of Charlottesville, Virginia to remove a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee, turned violent and deadly Saturday as a car driven by James Alex Fields Jr, 20, intentionally plowed into the crowd of counter protestors, injuring dozens and killing a woman crossing the street. Terrorist Fields, an Ohio resident, has been charged with murder. Two officers were killed in a police helicopter crash.

 Torch-bearing protestors, estimated at an alarming 6,000, began assembling Friday night in Emancipation Park formerly known as Lee Park. Charlottesville, home of the University of Virginia has a population under 50,000 residents.

Reports of the deplorable violence identify the protesters as white supremacists, neo-Nazis, members of the Ku Klux Klan and the “alt-right” — a fairly recent construct that no one seems to be able to pinpoint, but clearly — and unfairly — targets conservatives. 

How is that conclusion reached?

The Daily Mail concludes, “The extreme right hopes to have a stronger showing thanks to the presence of various leaders of the ‘alt-right’ movement that has been emboldened by Trump’s ascent to the White House.” Another from the U.K. headlines, “Donald Trump condemns violence at ‘far-right’ rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, saying ‘we all must be united’“  

Although both President Trump and First Lady Melania, issued messages of condolences and condemned “the hatred, bigotry and violence,‘ he was criticized for not responding quickly enough and using the wrong words. Politico went so far as to accuse him of specifically “failing to condemn white supremacists.” Sunday morning, when Ivanka Trump tweeted “There should be no place in society for racism, white supremacy and neo-nazis,“ the left’s obsessive hatred of her father fueled the replies. Hate monger Keith Olbermann, now reduced to a twice weekly YouTube show called “The Resistance,” displayed his vile contempt for the president with this very tasteful tweet.

The  Arizona Republic, working feverishly to buff up the bottom dragging image Jeff Flake has created for himself, thought Flake’s tweeted condemnation of the riot’s white supremacy was worthy of a stand alone Sunday edition news article.

And so it goes.


The curious case of black discrimination against conservative blacks

August 12, 2017

It would seem the National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. would be among the least likely places for discrimination to flourish, but that assumption would be incorrect.

Larry Elder, writes a masterful column on the topic, in which he concludes the exclusion of exceptional men such as Clarence Thomas, Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams explains why “there’s no serious discussion in the black community about government dependency; school choice; the damage done by high taxes, excessive regulation and laws like minimum wage; and why blacks should rethink their allegiance to the Democratic Party.”

The Democrat Party (SRAZ’s preferred term) depends on robotic support from those who should know better by now. The lure of a free cell phone or the hope of a secure future without working for it are part of the conspiracy that, for decades has held too many minorities down.

Over fifty years ago, Democrat Pres. Lyndon Johnson’s “War on Poverty” ignited the decline by replacing fathers with welfare checks. Since then, taxpayers have spent more than $22 trillion fighting Johnson’s war. Pres. Ronald Reagan, who understood that the welfare state perpetuates itself by rewarding dependency, later said, “We declared war on poverty and poverty won.”

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and economists, distinguished professors, and gifted authors Dr. Thomas Sowelll and Dr. Walter Williams all came from the depths of poverty, but possessed great minds that led them to conservatism, and provided them the pathway to influence countless Americans of all ethnicities.

Until what we considered his inadvisable retirement in 2016 at age 86, the brilliant Thomas Sowell was Seeing Red AZ’s go-to columnist, as we frequently posted his articles under the heading, “Weekend Reading Guaranteed to Make You Smarter.”

Do yourself a favor and take time to read Larry Elder’s exposé:The Shameful Blackout of Thomas, Sowell and Williams.”

 


Sheriff Arpaio guilty of contempt, foes want mug shot

August 1, 2017

Humiliation of Sheriff Joe Arpaio is ultimate goal as newspaper runs massive front page photo of sheriff,  emblazoned with the single, all caps word: “GUILTY”

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been found guilty of criminal contempt for defying a federal judge’s 2013 order to end patrols targeting “immigrants,” more properly termed illegal aliens. Actual immigrants have followed the legal procedure to enter the United States and become citizens. The terms are not interchangeable.

The popular sheriff was elected to an unprecedented six four-year terms by Maricopa County voters grateful that he stepped up to do the job the federal authorities failed to do.

Arpaio’s defense team argued that Arpaio did not intend to defy the court order. He admitted to continuing patrols, but said his former attorney did not fully explain the intricacies of the  legal document. In 2016, after being relentlessly hammered by the amnesty/open border local newspaper, Arpaio was defeated by George Soros supported Democrat Paul Penzone, who refers to illegals as “guests.” Multi-billionaire Socialist Soros desires a borderless world,  and was described by Politico as attempting to overhaul the U.S. justice system.

An Army veteran, Arpaio was a Washington D.C and later a Las Vegas police officer before joining the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, where he served with distinction in numerous foreign counties over his 25-year career with the agency. Ultimately he headed the Arizona DEA office before winning election as sheriff in 1992.

U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton, aware of his popularity, denied Arpaio’s request for a jury trial.

Arpaio’s lawyers said they would appeal the verdict, contending their client’s legal fate should have been decided by a jury, not a judge. They also contend Judge Bolton violated Arpaio’s rights by not reading the decision in court.

A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for October 5. The 85-year-old sheriff faces up to six months in jail on the civil charge, which it is unlikely he will serve. The ultimate goal of the federal prosecutors is to humiliate the career lawman. The failing left-wing Arizona Republic newspaper will happily fold if able to run a large front page mug shot of the sheriff it loves to hate.