During a senate floor speech, in a fit of pompous presumptuousness — on which nearly out-the-door Jeff Flake has cornered the market — he uses the phrase, “At the risk of being presumptuous.” This serves as the first clue that the Trump-bashing, low intellect Republican poser is off on another insufferable tirade aimed at President Trump. Breitbart carries a partial transcript of his Wednesday speech in which he called on his GOP colleagues to speak out against President Donald Trump’s threats to “democratic institutions,” adding, “if we say nothing then we’ve become accomplices with the destruction of these democratic norms.” If you’re inclined to read it, do so on an empty stomach.
This has been the modus operandi of lame-duck Flake, who opted not to run for a second senate term when state-wide polling showed him with a feeble 18 percent approval rating. No doubt the arrogant Flake initially thought his eyes were deceiving him and the numbers were a transposed 81 percent. His staff should have let him labor under that misguided notion. It would have been entertaining to see him kicked to the curb rather than hightailing it.
Flake, a man with no constituency, is relegated to saber-rattling at the man who stunningly achieved what Flake’s McMentor tried and failed at twice.
President Trump is unconventional, a trait that resonated with the Americans who put him in office. He is also an accomplished businessman who has brought his unique perspective, negotiating skills and ingenuity directly to the American people, lowering taxes, while creating the best economy and job market in decades. The president is a respected no-nonsense leader on the world stage opening unprecedented dialogues on denuclearization with Chinese and North Korean despots.
Outside of a career swilling at the public trough, Flake was a registered foreign agent for an African uranium mining company with ties to Iran, a fact he tried to conceal when initially running for the U.S. House of Representatives from his East Valley base. Even then his word was worthless, as he reneged on his-self imposed term limit promise. When called out on his deception, he assumed his go-to absurd grin and told a rare truth, as he acknowledged, “I lied.”
Arizona deserves better than a preening, pathetic poseur with a mental acumen akin to the cattle grazing on his ancestral ranch in Northern Arizona. And like the livestock on that ranch, his crooked snout is always planted firmly in the trough of excessive egoism and self-indulgent posturing.
It’s tempting to dismiss Jeff Flake a “useful idiot,” but he is useful to no one — especially not the people of the Grand Canyon State.
Here’s the Flake caught on an open mic laughingly mocking the Republican party as “toast.” He got it wrong. It’s the not-so-slick trickster Flake who’s toast.