Republicrat elites get a healthy dose of “plainspeak”

October 20, 2019

Peggy Noonan, a former Reagan speech writer who has veered leftward with the years, doesn’t much care for Donald Trump’s style. She’s not criticizing his views; she’d like us to think. It’s that style thing, exemplified by his tweets and speeches where he packs convention centers and arenas with thousands of supporters who have waited in line for hours to have their views substantiated by this unconventional president.

Noonan, who miscalculatingly predicted a Mitt Romney presidency, calls President Trump, “Woody Allen without the humor.” Now a septuagenarian commentator on leftist CNN, she irretrievably distanced herself from President Reagan’s conservative base, endorsing Barack Obama in 2008. And though she has set herself up as a doyenne commenting on the decline of societal civility and refinement, Noonan has become increasingly boorish.

Author and retired corporate lawyer Eric Georgatos’ brilliance shines bright in his must-read column posted on American Thinker, For Peggy Noonan and her elitist pals…here’s a little plainspeak for you.” You’ll be glad you read it.

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Billionaire anti-Trump leftist targets AZ Sen. McSally

October 17, 2019

Arizona Sen. Martha McSally, a former two-term congresswoman, is in the crosshairs of the extremist big guns as she is once again being hit by volleys of negative ads. The recent barrage is produced by an anti-Trump, pro-impeachment group financed by multi-billionaire leftist Tom Steyer. McSally is one of several GOP senators in battleground states being pressured to break with President Trump.

Steyer made an initial ad buy of $3.1 million in TV and digital ads slamming Republican incumbents in key races.

The reliably left-leaning CNBC All-America Economic Survey recently released a poll that found 47 percent of respondents oppose impeachment, compared with 44 percent who approve. But 88 percent of surveyed Republicans, according to the same poll, oppose impeaching Trump. Americans understand all too well that Democrats are working double time attempting to nullify their 2016 vote.

 It’s McSally’s allegiance to President Trump and his unequivocal support of her candidacy that underscores her appeal to conservative, Trump-supporting Arizona voters.

Tom Steyer is not merely a leftist Democrat with exceedingly deep pockets, he is also a 2020 presidential candidate. Although he made his money as a hedge fund manager engaged in a capitalist based economy, his campaign is steeped in Socialist Bernie Sanders’ style rhetoric. 

Steyer wants to roll back President Trump’s tax cuts — which energized the economy by allowing Americans to spend more of their own money — but Steyer also wants to impose higher taxes on “the rich,” who already pay the largest share. The rich are not the enemy. They are the ones who took risks and worked long hours to get ahead. They are also job creators who enabled their employees to buy homes, cars, put food on the table and send their kids to college.

Radical Steyer and his like-thinker George Soros, who is funding Second Amendment restrictionist AZ Dem Senate candidate Mark Kelly aka “Mr. Gabby Giffords,” are the problem…not Sen. Martha McSally.


Warring, waffling Dems forced to face reality

October 16, 2019

Impeachment vote is off the table as members fear reprisals

Tuesday night‘s Democrat debate with 12 lackluster but combative candidates, was akin to watching an implosion. “The impeachment must go forward,” blasted Democrat presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, who is also on record aligning with Socialist Bernie Sanders’ ‘Medicare for All’ scheme, which would shift all Americans onto a single-payer health care plan — where choices will be limited and costs will skyrocket.

Flailing Robert Francis O’Rourke, clearly focusing on the Hispanic vote, referred to President Trump as promoting “racism and hatred” in “communities like mine.” O’Rourke, who calls himself “Beto,” is from Texas. He and Pete Buttigieg favor “buying back” guns they didn’t sell to you.

Andrew Yang, who along with O’Rourke, supports decriminalizing opioids, including heroin, had the memorable takeaway “its not your fault” line, stating, “Drug addiction is not a personal failing, it’s a systemic government failing.”

Two weeks after suffering a heart attack, Sanders, 78, cut off one of the debate’s moderators as she tried to ask him about his health. “I’m healthy, I’m feeling great,” he said.

Former VP Joe Biden was in deflection mode, dipping and dodging questions relating to his son, Hunter, who, minus any related experience, served as a paid board member for a Ukrainian gas company, Burisma Holdings, at a time when his father was shepherding U.S. policy there in the Obama administration, including advocating for increased gas production. Hunter was being paid the tidy sum of $50,000 a month. He left that lucrative position when the unseemly connection was revealed. He recently resigned as a director and part owner of a Chinese investment company, where he was reportedly paid $1.5 billion.

Kamala Harris took a novel approach on the opioid epidemic saying she’d support jailing executives at pharmaceutical and insurance companies, who she blames for fueling the crisis. “They are nothing more than some high-level dope dealers.” No word as to what penalties she would impose on prescribing doctors.

Democrats have been so caught up in the ecstasy of impeaching President Donald Trump that the reason is irrelevant.  Anything from China collusion, which had no factual basis, to fake Ukrainian messaging, suits their purposes.  President Trump has already seen two of his nominees advance to the U.S. Supreme Court.  With Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in ill health at age 86, the Dems worst fear will be realized if President Trump gets a third appointment. That’s what is driving their urgency to evict him from the presidency.

Walking a political tightrope, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday she will not hold a vote to officially launch an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

The decision came after House Democrats returned to D.C. following a two-week recess in their home districts. Their concern over a backlash is palpable, with 31 Democrats in districts where President Trump won in 2016 not wanting to move forward with an issue that could be their own undoing. Bluster and bravado ultimately collide with the real world.  The Arizona Republican Party’s Twitter account is a reliable source of information.


Trump bashed for not criticizing fake video fast enough

October 15, 2019

Truth has no place on network TV

Let’s get this straight: Someone makes a farcical video depicting President Trump viciously attacking his own real life media detractors, and he is being called upon to denounce it.  When he doesn’t do so soon or fervently enough to suit the left, he is reviled further. Keep in mind, he had not even seen the video, nor did he or his campaign have anything to do with its production.

Regardless, President Trump makes a reliable punching bag.

Typical of the skew, NBC’s leftist news anchor Lester Holt began the piling on declaring, “The White House is trying to distance the President from a disturbing video showing a likeness of him violently attacking his political opponents and the news media.”

The Hillary-supporting alphabet networks have been daily revilers of President Trump since he initially announced his candidacy, which they incorrectly deemed a “joke.” CNN has rejected his 30-second re-election campaign ad purchased by the campaign committee, saying it does not meet their standards…as if it had any.

This video features Dem disbelievers, who were unable to deal with this simple truth.


McPolitics as usual? Robert Graham eyes state legislature

October 14, 2019

Over a year and three funerals later, it was natural to assume we had heard the last of John McCain.

Nope.

Last week, the local Hillary-endorsing newspaper contained an insert with a smirking John McCain in full color gracing the cover page. It was headlined, “2nd shot for McCain vision,” describing an “ideas competition,” though sounding more like a threat than a promise. The failing newspaper still worships at the McCain altar, routinely covering him and his family.

Now we’re hearing that McCain sycophant Robert Graham, a former AZ GOP chairman, and the CEO of ROI Global Partners, a lobbying and public relations group promising “World Class Results,” is weighing the idea of running for a state House seat in Legislative District 15. Both House seats will be open due to the current members going head-to-head competing for the single senate seat. No doubt it will be a cakewalk for slickster McCain protégé Graham.

He has now reconfigured himself as a solid Trump supporter though he boycotted Trump’s initial Phoenix campaign rally that had to be moved twice to larger venues to accommodate the enormous crowd. Graham was conveniently “out of town.”  John McCain and Jeff Flake made no such excuses. They refused to support Donald Trump even as he was the Republican nominee. Both stated neither they nor their families would vote for Trump — who became president without them.

Was it a coincidence or gratitude that Robert Graham’s namesake son, Rob, was appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy by John McCain?


Louisiana’s governor’s race is one to watch & Update

October 9, 2019

Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019:

These are the unofficial election results from the Louisiana Secretary of State’s Office.

Not to make light of serious political races, but there are few states where the race for governor is more entertaining than in Louisiana. This year is no exception.

President Donald Trump is heading to the state to rally for both Republican candidates Eddie Rispone and Dr. Ralph Abraham. VP Mike Pence, in New Orleans recently, urged voters to unite in support of the “Republican cause.” The unusual strategy is to force a runoff aimed at keeping the current Democrat Gov. John Bel Edwards, below 50% in Saturday’s election.

Edwards is the only Democrat governor in the deep South, which overwhelmingly supported Donald Trump in 2016. He won when former Gov. Bobby Jindal, a Republican, was term limited. Edwards is a hard-core leftist who was a delegate for Barack Obama — who twice lost Louisiana’s electoral votes, and supported scandal-plagued Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election. Edwards, who won with only 39.9%, benefited by having three GOP challengers splitting the vote. Louisiana is the only state that has sanctioned political chaos in what is known as a “jungle primary” system — where all candidates, regardless of party affiliation, appear on the same primary ballot.

Although one of the most expensive state elections ever, with over $50 million spent by candidates and outside interest groups, Edwards also could have been assisted, as one could only be in Louisiana, by carrying the magical name of Edwards. In 1991, when four-time, charismatic Democrat Gov. Edwin Edwards (no relation), who served prison time for racketeering, was running in opposition to former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, the bumper stickers appearing on cars all over the state carried the slogan, “Vote for the Crook. It’s important.” Edwin Edwards won.

In 2019, Republican gubernatorial candidates are three term Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D. and electrical contractor, Eddie Rispone, one of Louisiana’s wealthiest residents, who has benefited from hiring foreign workers over locals. Rispone is reported to have dropped over $12 million of his personal money into his campaign, flooding the market with TV ads. Conservatives should be supporting U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham M.D.

This is Dr. Ralph Abraham’s dynamic campaign ad:


AZ Sen. McSally challenged by egotistical millennials

October 7, 2019

Daniel McCarthy, Blake Masters aid Democrats

It would be the height of understatement to say the last thing Arizona Republicans desire are two Democrats representing the state in the U.S. Senate. Conservatives cringe at the thought.

Yet some senior activists, who should know better, are falling in line behind an untested 34-year-old, lacking even the slimmest credentials. SRAZ has previously written about lightweight Daniel McCarthy. Review those posts at the conclusion of this one.

McCarthy and his even younger doppelganger Blake Masters, 33, — now considering entering the race — each describe themselves as “entrepreneurs.” Both have young families that would presumably benefit from a father living closer than 2,000 miles away in D.C. What they are lacking in political experience, they make up for in the brash overconfidence that comes from an era when excellent is no longer prized, as educrats give participation awards in both academics and sports for just showing up, to eliminate injured feelings.

Their foolish shortsightedness is a gift to the Dems. Soros-backed candidate, Mark “Mr. Gabby Giffords” Kelly, a classic leftist, seeks to gut our constitutionally enshrined Second Amendment rights, and has already raised record amounts of money, as evidenced by this FEC report. It should come as no surprised that some of Republicrat John McCain’s (19-second video) donors have reportedly flipped to radical Mark Kelly.

Both aspirants blame Martha McSally for losing to Democrat metamorphic changeling Kyrsten Sinema and then being appointed to fill a vacant senate seat previously held by McCain, and temporarily by former Sen. Jon Kyl. Abraham Lincoln, who lost several elections, would not have engendered support from these rigid political novices, who believe losing makes you a loser. What they fail to acknowledge is Sen. McSally is a former two-term Arizona congresswoman. Prior to serving in Congress, the Air Force Academy graduate who attained the rank of colonel, was the first female fighter pilot to fly in combat and first to command a fighter squadron in combat in United States history. Most importantly, she has won the “total and complete endorsement” of President Trump…whom both challengers and their hangers-on claim to support. Declared challenger McCarthy has a high school diploma and a successful wife who invented a makeup removal product. Displaying his political ignorance, he has boasted about his ability to self-fund his campaign.

 

Vice President Mike Pence, on his third trip to Arizona this year, escorted Sen. McSally to two Arizona fundraisers and other events last week.

Sept. 24, 2019: Facts expose Daniel McCarthy’s distortions of Sen. Martha McSally

Sept. 21, 2019: Daniel McCarthy’s border crisis wizardry: “Annex Mexico!”

Sept. 13, 2019: Daniel McCarthy: Exodus’ golden calf revisited

Aug. 30, 2018: Daniel McCarthy’s challenge to Sen. McSally fulfills Kelly’s dream