Anti-Trump rancor keeps McFlake from supporting CIA chief

May 18, 2018

Gina Haspel was confirmed by the Senate Thursday as the first woman to lead the Central intelligence Agency. She became acting director following Director Mike Pompeo’s resignation when he was appointed U.S. Secretary of State. Haspel has been with the CIA since 1985.

The 54-45 vote included six Democrats who joined most Republicans in support of Haspel. U.S. Senators Joe Donnelly, (D-IN); Heidi Heitkamp, (D-ND); Joe Manchin, (D-WV); Bill Nelson, (D-FL); Jeanne Shaheen, (D-NH); and Mark Warner,(D-VA) all voted for Haspel’s confirmation.

Though he was unable to vote due to late stage brain cancer, John McCain’s negative influence was front and center as his eager to please toady Jeff Flake (AZ) did his bidding, joining the Democrat majority in voting in opposition to Haspel. As a lame duck until the November election. the aptly name Flake is unaccountable to a constituent base.

Check out the Senate roll call vote on the confirmation of Gina Haspel as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Flake voted in tandem with one other Libertarian-leaning Republican defector, Rand Paul (KY). Paul sent this letter (obtained by Politico) to Haspel, in which he asked for specifics regarding the CIA using surveillance to spy on candidate Donald Trump. Don’t mistake Paul’s defection as support of the president. Paul previously stated his intention to oppose President Donald Trump’s nomination of Mike Pompeo as secretary of state but later switched his position, joining the majority in the 57-42 confirmation vote.  Six Democrats voted to confirm Pompeo. McCain, suffering from advanced brain cancer has not been in D.C. for months.

Flake’s petulant animosity is aimed at President Trump. The exceedingly capable nominees who deserve confirmation are collateral damage. As an example, Pompeo served three terms in Congress, where he was a member of the House Intelligence Committee. He graduated first in his class at the United States Military Academy at West Point and received a law degree from Harvard, where he was an editor of the law review. He also founded and ran several private aerospace businesses prior to entering Congress.

Both McCain and Flake loudly proclaimed that neither they nor their families would vote for GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, who swept the country without them in 2016.  Flake’s incessant ranting led to his dismal 18% approval rating in Arizona, causing him to opt out of running for reelection in an effort to avoid a humiliating defeat. Watch for him to show up as a collaborating talking head on a left-wing network.


George Will exposes his visceral hatred of Republicans

May 12, 2018

Calls VP Mike Pence,“horrifying”

George F. Will, a longtime baseball aficionado, was once also regarded as a sound political thinker. He’s a prolific author, counting,“The Woven Figure: Conservatism and America’s Fabric,” among his many titles. The Phoenix-based Libertarian Goldwater Institute, has featured him as a fundraising headliner. That doesn’t rank him as a conservative, but for many of his fans he did a credible job of impersonating one.

Then, preceding the 2016 presidential election, Will veered off as a Never-Trumper.  A registered Republican since 1964, his revulsion of Donald Trump caused him to re-register as an Independent prior to the election.

The fact that he’s been a Washington Post columnist since 1974, should have given us pause even before Donald Trump emerged victorious over 16 other Republican Primary contenders, but many of Will’s readers were charmed by his laconic delivery and sharp wit — frequently interspersed with historical baseball minutiae.

No more. And never again.

Will has revealed himself as more than a Never-Trumper.  He is now a Republican reviler. A conservative basher. A Vice President Mike Pence mugger. Though he has a degree in Religion from Trinity College, and attended Anglican Magdalen College at Oxford, (among a host of other colleges) he self-identifies as an “amiable, low voltage atheist.”

It’s time to ditch the “amiable” label and replace it with “hateful”and update “low voltage” to “incendiary.”

Will’s latest effort, replete with words such as “feral cunning,” “oleaginous, “toadyism“ and “obsequiousness,” all packed into the opening two sentences, sets the tone of what the WaPo headlines,Trump is no longer the worst person in government.

Not content to trash the President and Vice President of the United States, George Will also scathingly takes on former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in the vicious hit piece.

You’ve been forewarned.

John McCain a poetry buff?

May 10, 2018

Decades ago, Welsh poet Dylan Thomas wrote a poem dedicated to his frail and aged father that began with these words:

Do not go gentle into that good night.

Old age should burn and rave at close of day;

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Those familiar with Arizona’s now seriously ailing senior senator, known for his salty tongue, colluding with liberals and crassness, would find it difficult to view him as a devotee of poetry. But John McCain’s recent actions show him to be raging against the ravages of his final illness and the encroaching loss of “the light,” obviously taking Dylan Thomas’ words to his own dying father to heart.

This past week alone, in an excerpt from his soon-to-be released memoir, actually written by his longtime confidant and biographer Mark Salter, McCain needlessly insulted Sarah Palin — his 2008 VP selectee — saying that he should have followed his better instincts and put Democrat Joe Lieberman on his ticket as his vice presidential running mate. It’s clear he missed seeing the profusion of bumper stickers on Arizona roadways that were sliced horizontally across the middle, removing the name McCain and leaving Palin. When chauffeurs do the driving bumper stickers aren’t in your sight line.

Devoid of class even in his waning days, he has issued an exclusionary guest list for his funeral, intentionally omitting Donald Trump, the President of the United States, who incurred McCain’s wrath for winning the nation‘s top office, a feat that eluded McCain. Fellow Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) calling the move “ridiculous,” later apologizing for his remark.

Though he repeatedly led failed attempts partnering with Democrats to grant amnesty — including eventual citizenship — to those illegally invading the U.S., McCain condemns Republicans for adhering to the Rule of Law and expecting our generous legal immigration policy to be followed.

Widely reported at the time, McCain finally acknowledges delivering a discredited, inflammatory “dossier” to then-FBI Director James Comey containing what turned out to be false allegations against President Trump. “I discharged that obligation, and I would do it again. Anyone who doesn’t like it can go to hell,” McCain states in his biography.

McCain’s latest gambit, reported on Wednesday, is his urging the U.S. Senate to reject Gina Haspel’s nomination to become CIA director, claiming she was unable to satisfactorily address concerns regarding her role in the use of enhanced interrogation techniques during the Bush administration. Her assurances that the practices that served to provide valuable information are no longer used, is of no consequence to McCain‘s operatives who issued a defamatory statement in his behalf.

Rather than seeking peace at the end of his life, the still angry McCain brazenly continues to “rage, rage against the dying of the light,” even when there is nothing substantive to incur his wrath.

Still jealous McCain blasts President Trump

May 4, 2018

Unable to exhibit grace as his life book closes

John McCain, who self-identifies as a “maverick “ for continually bucking the party under whose banner he ran, is now seriously ill with brain cancer. He is in no condition to write a book, and never did so previously.

Once again, he relies on loyalist Mark Salter, his former chief of staff and speechwriter, to get his message out. In this final collaboration McSalter hammers President Donald Trump, in a vicious diatribe posing as McCain’s “memoir.”

The man who was unable to win the presidency against Barack Obama — who began his own campaign in the home of terrorist Bill Ayers —- now pathetically uses his way out life’s final door to vengefully hurl insults at President Trump.

Salter, channeling McCain, bizarrely accuses Donald Trump, who achieved what McCain could only covet, of “undermining American values.” Like McCain, Salter supported scandal-plagued Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential bid, apparently believing she exhibited American values.

During McCain’s failed 2008 presidential campaign, The Wall Street Journal wrote that “When it comes to Sen. McCain’s image, Mr. Salter… is the campaign’s chief creator, shaper and enforcer. For two decades, he has been the presumed Republican nominee’s speechwriter, adviser and confidant.”

In the latter stages of the faltering campaign Salter frequently criticized media treatment of McCain, which he said was “consistently tilted in his rivals’ favor”

Reuters news agency provides a review of this hatched job book via its own left-of-center perspective. For some clarity, Reuters considers the word “terrorist” to be  too highly charged to use in reporting, explaining its decision by declaring, “one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.”

You’ve been warned.

….and so it McBegins: McCain the movie star

April 17, 2018

Lies! Action! Camera!

John McCain’s office on Monday posted a medical update after surgery to treat what is being referred to as an “intestinal infection related to diverticulitis.”

Despite daughter Meghan McCain’s wishful report that she expects her father to return to the senate by summer, the 81-year-old senator who was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain tumor last year will obviously need additional recuperation and therapy.  He has been spending time at the family compound in Cornville, rather than at their luxury Phoenix penthouse.

McCain being unable to return to Congress has presented a hardship for the Democrats who were the beneficiaries of his intended to shock vote against what was termed the “skinny repeal” of Obamacare. The vote was delayed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who needed McCain’s vote for passage of the package. This is what he and America got from the “maverick instead. (19-second video).

But the man known for his vile temper, angry outbursts and crude manner even when talking to his wife and mother of four of his seven children, in the presence of staff and reporters, is nonetheless being deified by HBO.

Here’s a snippet of the promo from Deadline Hollywood:

“John McCain certainly has led an extraordinary American life, and now HBO has begun work on a documentary about the six-term senator, 2008 GOP presidential nominee and longtime Vietnam POW.

Produced and directed by multiple Emmy winner Peter Kunhardt, the untitled film is an exclusive profile of one of the most influential forces in modern American politics.

No premiere date is set for the film, which will provide unprecedented access to his daily life in Washington, D.C. and Sedona, AZ. The film also features interviews with family, friends, colleagues and leading political figures.

“Through the years, John has rightly earned the reputation as an American hero,” Peter Kunhardt said. “In the final chapter of his life, he is reminding this generation of what government can and should look like.”

It’s unlikely the film will devote time to the intra-party censure of McCain by elected state committeemen in Arizona. Numerous counties throughout the state also voted overwhelmingly to censure him. He retaliated by aligning with a San Francisco Obama donor and waging a massive campaign to remove the elected Republican party volunteers from their posts. The committeemen are the ones who work diligently to elect Republican candidates.

The censure vote in Maricopa County, which encompasses the capitol of Phoenix and numerous adjacent cities, passed overwhelmingly — 1,150 in support with only 351 opposed. Read the complete Resolution to Censure John McCain, including a list of grievances.

It’s a sure bet few Arizona Republicans will be tuning in to HBO to view amnesty promoter McCain, who prefers illegal aliens to them, except when in campaign mode. Then he advocates tocomplete the danged fence.” (video).  They’ve had quite enough of his deceitful antics to watch a whitewash of the man they know all too well and have learned to distrust.

More baloney from McCain’s Cornville compound

March 29, 2018

John McCain, suffering from a virulent form of brain cancer, described by his doctors as “aggressive” when it was first diagnosed in July 2017, has not returned to the U.S. Senate since his appalling thumbs down vote (video) against the “skinny” repeal of Obamacare. That betrayal will be his legacy.

His senate office stopped providing medical updates months ago, though his family assures us he’s making an “amazing” recovery and will be back to work by summer. Previously, daughter Meghan said he was staying out of D.C. due to concerns about catching the flu. With flu season behind us, it’s clear his own serious condition is keeping him at their family compound in Cornville. Meghan and her mother, Cindy, have both denied reports that McCain will resign, which appears to be the only reliable announcement concerning the 81-year-old’s career. No one believes that McCain is manning “his” twitter account, jealously slamming President Trump‘s every move. His office staffers, with no actual jobs to do, busy themselves with keyboard gymnastics.

The latest news regarding Cornville’s most famous resident is that McCain is writing another memoir. “The Restless Wave” authored — not “co-authored” as we are led to believe — by Mark Salter, is scheduled to debut in May:

“In a time when Washington, D.C., and the country is more polarized than it has been for decades, John McCain is the rare public figure who has earned the respect of people on both sides of the aisle,” Simon & Schuster enthused in a release. “He is a model for bipartisanship and political integrity. In his forty years in politics McCain has never been afraid to buck trends or ruffle a few feathers. His words are more important today than ever.”

Obviously Simon & Schuster hasn’t taken the pulse of Arizona elected Republican State and Maricopa County Committeemen who overwhelmingly voted to censure McCain in 2014. In the wake of the embarrassment, his retaliation was brutal.

The New York-based publisher, a subsidiary of CBS Media Corporation slathers it on thickly saying:

“The Restless Wave begins in 2008 with McCain’s presidential campaign and then follows the Senator during his time as a senior Republican lawmaker through the Obama administration, when the country was tested at home and abroad. McCain shares his experiences during the divisive 2016 election and his no-holds-barred opinions on the current developments coming out of Washington. He also discusses the vital challenges from abroad: Russia, NATO, the campaign to defeat ISIS, our ongoing operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, among others. Candid, pragmatic, and always fascinating, John McCain holds nothing back in his latest memoir.”

Nothing but honesty, which has never been his hallmark, and now his own diminished memory.

And let’s not forget that ‘Sally McCain’ is being groomed for the Senate seat currently open due to a face-saving move.  Jeff Flake — with an 18% approval rating — opted not to run for a second term.

‘The conservative in the race is Dr. Kelli Ward.  Another McCain even one named Martha McSally, is a bridge too far. This is an indication of the dung the duo attempted to spread regarding never implemented border security nearly a year and a half ago. Remember, this is the same McCain who deceitfully strolled the border with then-Sheriff Paul Babeu and vowed, with his fingers crossed behind his back, tocomplete the dang fence.”

Foul-mouthed radical leftist wins Sandra Day O’Connor award

March 28, 2018

Ashley Judd, a self-declared “Nasty Woman,” struck a low note at the Women’s March in Washington with her vulgar tirade (video) denouncing then-newly elected President Donald Trump. With her historical ignorance on full display, she referred to him and those in his not even sworn-in administration as “Nazis.” Though her crude rant was timed to detract from his Jan. 20, 2017 inauguration, Judd is now deemed worthy of honor.

The Arizona Republic newspaper, noted for its unconcealed liberal bias, headlined the coverage, ‘Honor of a Lifetime.’ Judd, a wild radical with a penchant for shouting shock talk, received the Sandra Day O’Connor Lifetime Achievement Award Monday at the Arizona Foundation for Women’s 2018 luncheon at the Arizona Biltmore Resort.

Both the actress turned radical activist and the woman’s group venerating her have a decidedly liberal agenda. Among the past recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award named after former U. S. Supreme Court Justice and Arizona-raised Sandra Day O’Connor — known as a disappointing swing vote on the court exacerbated by her discord with conservative Justice Clarence Thomas — are Tipper Gore (Al Gore‘s ex-wife honored prior to their divorce); Marian Wright Edelman (longtime ally of Hillary Clinton); Janet Napolitano, (Arizona’s abysmal Democrat governor who took a midterm hike to ineffectively head the Department of Homeland Security for Barack Obama); Billy Jean King (lesbians have become a necessary component of women’s list honorees); Maria Schriver (member of the Kennedy clan); Madeleine Albright (best known for saying, “there’s a special place in hell“ for women who don’t support Hillary Clinton.) Of course, no list would be complete without the inclusion of beer heiress Cindy Hensley McCain.

In the event coverage, Ashley Judd is described as a “humanitarian,” which must be the current nom de plume for an out-of-work actress with a still hopeful agent. Her last film credits were prior to 2015, and even those were sparse.  Being a chronically unemployed liberal, historically ignorant and vulgar have catapulted Judd  into lifetime achievement status. Where does she go from this pinnacle?