Reagan Forum featuring McCain abruptly cancelled

November 21, 2017

We posted Reagan Foundation’s big blunder this past Thursday. Apparently Seeing Red AZ wasn’t the only voice raised in opposition to the ill-advised scheduled appearance of John McCain — the antithesis to everything President Reagan stood for.

The promoters of the forum have now posted this cancellation notice, with no explanation:

“We regret to inform you that the Reagan Forum with Senator John McCain has been cancelled.  If you purchased tickets, your credit card will be refunded. Thank you for your understanding.” 

 

H/T to commenter azgo

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US Rep. Andy Biggs recipient of insults — hurled by a jerk

November 9, 2017

Leftist columnist E.J. Montini can’t handle a principled stance 

Those who still read the Arizona Republic are all too aware of its descent into oblivion. Content is flimsy, engineered to appeal to the casual reader seeking entertainment and dining reviews who definitely doesn’t want to be taxed with major issues or the seniors who are the target of the multiple full page hearing aid ads or retirement community inducements. Local news is frequently written by ASU’s Cronkite journalism students who obviously need another semester or two under their belts. National events are filtered through the liberal lens of Associated Press. International issues appear in the USA Today insert. The Hillary-endorsing newspaper’s stock in trade has been its unswerving dedication to battering former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and President Trump.  The overarching policy is amnesty for illegals.

When an issue tugs at its leftwingism, out comes the multifaceted, in-tandem grinding machine including contrived reports, columnists, the cartoonist and the trusty fallback, the editorial page to inflict punishment on the offender.

Now there is a new target. U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs. Prior to being elected to congress in 2016, Biggs represented state Legislative District 22 — running unopposed —- and served as President of the Arizona Senate. Besides being a genuinely decent man, he’s bright. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Asian Studies, he earned a Master’s degree in political Science, holds a Juris Doctorate, and was licensed to practice in three states before retiring from the practice of law to concentrate on politics. He and his wife have six children.

So what causes him to be the recipient of slings and arrows and held in enough contempt by a marginal, left-wing Republic columnist to be called a “toady” and a “loser“?

Biggs is a principled, conservative. He is also a first-term member of congress.  It’s clear the newspaper thinks it has a better shot at replacing him with a Democrat than more deeply entrenched AZ Congressman Trent Franks (R-CD8), leading to this opening salvo.

According to scrawny liberal columnist E..J. Montini, Biggs has crossed the line in joining with other Congressmen in calling on former FBI director Robert Mueller to acknowledge his obvious conflicts of interest and step down as special counsel in what has become known as the Russian probe.  As FBI director in 2010, Mueller bungled an investigation into Russian bribery and extortion resulting in a deal to purchase 0ne-fifth of the U.S. uranium resources, known as the Uranium One Deal. Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was complicit in approving the nefarious deal. The Obama administration Justice Department sat on information for four years and silenced a whistle-blower who tried to alert Congress to the questionable activity.

Montini’s “loser” description is his attempt at sarcasm stemming from the fact that Biggs once won the Publisher’s Clearing House Sweepstakes, but is a political loser for challenging the integrity of an Obama administration official.


Dems’ connections to anti-Trump Russia dossier

October 31, 2017

Analyzing the “Russia probe”

House Intelligence Committee Chairman U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) joined conservative radio talk show host Laura Ingraham Monday as she debuted her new Fox News program, “The Ingraham Angle.”  Nunes called on the Department of Justice to “do its job” regarding leaks from major U.S. intelligence services.

Ingraham opened the inaugural edition of the show with a powerful monologue about what “America means to her and to regular Americans.”

Arizonans who attended the impressive kickoff of Dr. Kelli Ward‘s U.S. Senate campaign gave Laura Ingraham a sizzling Phoenix welcome as she endorsed Ward — sharing the stage with Breitbart News executive chairman Steve Bannon and former Arizona Congressman, now NewsMax host, JD Hayworth. Fox News’ Sean Hannity has also endorsed Ward.

This is Ingraham’s take on Jeff Flake’s anti-Trump swan song speech.

The Guardian, a British news source, reported in early January that it was none other than bitter presidential loser John McCain, a virulent Trump-hater, who personally passed what turned out to be a fake dossier alleging secret Trump-Russia contacts to then-FBI director James Comey. It’s difficult to forget Comey.  He’s the one who gave an undeserved legal break to corrupt Hillary Clinton— despite damning evidence against her.


Flake’s a loser: Time to diminish conservative Ward

October 23, 2017

Fish wrap back to trying to slay conservative candidates

The Arizona Republic is in the throes of political agony. Its two venerated RINOcrat senators are in trouble. “Thumbs down” McCain, 81, who deliberately sabotaged President Trump’s efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare, is seriously ill. Jeff Flake is reaping what he has sown in denigrating President Trump, and is failing in the polls.

Flake, running for a second 6-year senate term in 2018, is struggling to  keep his head above water. Writing an ill-timed, anti-Trump booklet has not endeared him to Republicans in a state that gave Trump all 11 of its electoral votes.

 Enter Dan Nowicki, McCain’s sycophantic reporter employed by the Hillary-endorsing  newspaper.  Rather than reporting accurately about  conservative challenger Dr. Kelli Ward, who just this past week had a thunderous campaign kickoff featuring conservative icon Laura Ingraham and executive chairman of Breitbart News, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon.

Nowicki compares Ward, a family practice physician and two-term state senator, to two women he identifies as “tea party” candidates from Nevada and Delaware, both  of whom won their 2010 primaries only to lose in the general election.  He gets a pass from the left-of-center newspaper which would be the first to call this sexist coverage if the topic was Democrat women.

This iffy language, lacking specifics, is typical of the style Nowicki employs to make his foolish point regarding Dr. Ward:

Many Republicans consider her a weak candidate.”

Some political observers say she could help deliver the senate seat to the Democrats in the general election.”

He repeats the fallacious McCain hype calling her “Chemtrail Kelli” for responding to a question at a candidate forum during her challenge to McCain. Nowicki batters Ward for her commitment to building a wall along our southern border, conveniently overlooking the fact that John McCain and Jeff Flake, both court globalist, billionaire George Soros — a committed Socialist —-  and  open borders proponent — except when McCain and Flake are candidates.

Following Nowicki’s Sunday article, the Republic’s columnist Laurie Roberts jumped in today, with a heading, “Kelli Ward’s run is Democrats’ dream come true.” Echo queen Roberts reaches into the newspaper’s reliable reiteration barrel to absurdly link Dr. Ward to “chemtrials,” and those considered unsavory enough to sully Ward.  But Roberts tosses what she hopes is credibility by going to defamed political operative Nathan Sproul for substantiation of her anti-Ward thesis.

Describing Dr. Kelli Ward’s 2016 loss to John McCain, Nowicki fails to note that McCain outspent her 10 to 1, and brazenly lied about her.  As is his modus operandi McCain has a third candidate enter the race  to split the vote, ensuring  his victory. 

Jeff Flake has been at the public trough for the majority of his adult life, except for a stint as a lobbyist and  registered foreign agent in the African nation of Namibia, where he worked for Rossing Uranium — one of the world’s largest suppliers of nuclear fuel. Flake earned a substantial salary opening doors in D.C. and promoting the firm which had deep financial ties to Iran.

Take time to read about Dr. Kelli Ward and review her principled positions on the issues facing Arizonans and all Americans. Donate what you can. This is a crucial race and she isn’t sitting atop a pile of lobbyist money as Flake is.


Kelli Ward draws huge, enthusiastic crowd for Senate kickoff

October 18, 2017

Vulnerable incumbent Jeff Flake plunges in polls, as he continues to bash Pres. Trump

Dr. Kelli Ward’s senate race supporters who arrived at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort Tuesday evening quickly realized that it would be a packed house as they searched for parking spots. The frustration dissipated as soon as the attendees walked through the doors to a crowded, chair-less, cavernous room full of like minded conservatives.

It was a politically rare “Wow!” moment.

Media turned out in full force to cover Ward’s kickoff event for a campaign that is generating national attention. The crowd was reminded of the races featuring establishment Republican incumbents such as House majority leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Senator Luther Strange (R-AL), who each suffered devastating primary election upsets at the hands of a rising conservative voter base, weary of arrogant elitist politicians who renege on campaign promises made solely to win votes.

Conservative heavyweights didn’t disappoint the wall-to-wall enthusiastic crowd that cheered them on. Former Arizona Congressman and NewsMax TV host J.D. Hayworth stepped out to cheers. The featured guest, syndicated radio host Laura Ingraham, was recently tapped to join the Fox News lineup with “The Ingraham Angle.” Steve Bannon, former chief strategist to President Trump and executive  chairman of Breitbart News, was a rumored, but to many, a surprise addition to the lineup. He went right for the GOP establishment jugular telling the crowd, “These people hold you in complete contempt. When they attack a Donald Trump and a Dr. Kelli Ward, it’s not Donald Trump and Kelli Ward that they’re trying to shut up. It’s you they’re trying to shut up. They think you’re a group of morons.”

Dr. Kelli Ward, a family practice physician and former two-term state senator, described herself as a “Liberty loving, Constitutional conservative,” declaring, “I’m ready to go to D.C. and drain the swamp!”

Jeff Flake, a first term U.S. Senator up for reelection in 2018, has been fading fast after denigrating candidate Donald Trump and then writing a President Trump bashing pamphlet masquerading as a book with a title stolen directly from Barry Goldwater’s 1960 iconic “Conscience of a Conservative.” Title theft aside, this move illustrates Flakes disconnect with the conservative Arizona base that supported Trump by nearly 20 points. Flake was unable to draw even a small audience last year.

Numerous statewide polls show the unpopular Flake significantly trailing Ward. He barely squeaked into the senate seat left vacant by the 2013 retirement of Jon Kyl, winning by only 3 points.

Since his election, the marginal Flake has shown himself a little more than an open borders supporting self-described “globalist— not wise positions to stake out for a charlatan trying to pass himself off as a “conservative.”

When the Ward event concluded, attendees stood in long lines to receive a copy of Laura Ingraham’s newly released book, “Billionaire at the Barricades: The Populist Revolution from Reagan to Trump.”

The consequences of the Aug. 28, 2018 Primary Election are not lost on Arizona conservatives.


America has a do-something president

October 14, 2017

James Buchanan was, rightly or wrongly, known as the “do nothing” president. With President Donald J. Trump, we have just the opposite, a president who is intent on fulfilling his promises to the American people that won him the 2016 election.

With steadfast determination, President Trump has been following through with his “”Make America Great Again” agenda. The large crowds he continues to generate as he travels the nation, are a testament to his ability to hold his supporters close.

This rankles the leftist media in unimaginable ways. On his to-do list are repealing and replacing Obamacare, which was shot down by the spiteful John McCain, who can’t get over the fact that Donald Trump achieved what he never will — the Presidency of the United States. USA Today, the free hotel throwaway, headlined its sneering report, “Piece by Piece, Trump tries to unravel Obamacare,”noting that the “president acts on his own.” 

Astute news followers will recall that such a complaint was never lodged against Barack Obama, who lived in a cocoon of presidential executive orders, bypassing congress whenever he felt constrained. McCain claims he voted in opposition to President Trump’s healthcare reform — with an obviously practiced and intended to shock, Roman emperor Caligula-style thumbs down vote against the gladiator begging for mercy in the arena — for that very reason. Yet McCain remained mute on all of Obama’s unilateral excesses as he ran the government by executive fiat.

The president wants to decertify the disastrous ‘Iran Nuclear Deal.’ entered Into by Barack Obama and his secretary of state, John Kerry — who sweetened the pot with cash infusions in the amount of $1.7 billion to the terrorist sponsoring nation in 2016. They also went against precedent not to be monetarily blackmailed for hostages, paying $400 million the same day Iran agreed to release four American prisoners. The U.S. is supposed to trust Iran’s claim that it will not develop nuclear weapons for at least a decade.

On Thursday the Trump administration said it would stop paying billions of dollars worth of reimbursements to health insurers to compensate them for out-of-pocket health discounts given to 6 million Obamacare customers. Arizonans on the failed system saw a 116 percent increase in premiums this year, the highest spike in the nation.

Addressing the Values Voter Summit an annual conservative conference on Friday, the president received thunderous applause when he noted our nation‘s Judeo-Christian values are under assault. He stated, “saying ‘Merry Christmas’ will be back in style.”

Tax cuts, which benefit the economy, are also on Trump’s agenda. Check out SRAZ’s Friday’s post with an exposé referencing another expected McCain sabotage.

Arizona’s Senior Senator (ASS) is quite a guy!


Pres. Trump praised for UN speech; AZ Republic ignores it

September 20, 2017

A classic study in contrasts: News vs. Blather

Though Pres. Trump won international acclaim for his strong United Nations speech Tuesday, you’d never know it from reading the far left, Hillary Clinton-endorsing Arizona Republic.  The fact that the president’s speech didn’t rate any coverage is telling.  When he excels on the World stage, the fish wrap passing itself off as a disseminator of news, is unable to deal with the accolades he receives. 

The AZ Republic opted instead to devote Page One to its “exclusive analysis” elevating its open borders vagueness and pretzel-like contortions to new heights as it concludes, “The border wall would disrupt lives and force seizures of thousands of properties at untold cost.”

Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton praised the speech, declaring it the “best speech of the Trump presidency.”

“The only way to deal with the quagmire that the U.N. represents on so many issues is to be direct. For Americans, plain speaking is still a virtue, and there is a lot of plain speaking in that speech,” Bolton said during an interview on “Happening Now.” 

“This was the best speech of the Trump presidency in my view. I think he was as clear and direct as it’s possible to be.”

An acknowledged expert on the United Nations, Bolton credited Trump’s tough talk against North Korea and Iran as highlights of his speech and said such comments were unprecedented at the U.N.

“I think it’s safe to say in the entire history of the United Nations, there has never been a more straightforward criticism of the behavior, the unacceptable behavior or member states,” Bolton said. “I think these are about as clear an indication as a president can make that he’s not going to live with the kinds of half measures and compromises that frankly for 25 years have marked American policy and led us to the present desperate situation.”