So, what’s a fella to do when he can’t manage to score more than an 11 percent approval rating in his re-election bid? What else, but ‘retire’ and to start making noise about how he’s considering running for president against President Trump! Jeff Flake has been around far too long, first as a member of the House of Representatives from 2001 to 2013, representing Arizona’s 6th District, and as a member of the Senate first elected in 2012. It was then that he managed to defeat three challengers in the Republican primary before going on to barely defeat Democrat Richard Carmona, in a real nail-biter of a general election, 49.2% to 46.2%.
And now he seems to think that it’s time to run for president in an effort to bring down the president of his own party. Flake appeared on NBC’s “Meet The Press” this past Sunday and said that President Trump should be challenged in the 2020 primary election. Host Chuck Todd said, “[Trump] is running for re-election already. He announced that last night. Do you think he needs to be challenged from somebody who espouses your views?” Flake responded, “Yes, I do. I do, I mean, it would be a tough go in a Republican primary. The Republican Party has–is the Trump party right now. But that’s not to say it will stay that way.” Which would make him very happy.
I’m sure most are aware that Flake has been a longtime critic of President Trump, and he’s not shy about using over the top rhetoric to do so. In January, Flake made headlines for attacking the way Trump treats the media, even likening him to Soviet dictator Josef Stalin. Flake said, “When a figure in power reflexively calls any press that doesn’t suit him ‘fake news,’ it is that person who should be the figure of suspicion, not the press.” A person who should be a figure of suspicion is one who makes all manner of promises in order to get himself elected, and then once that has been accomplished sets out to do whatever it is that pleases him. That’s Jeff Flake!
And other than the many leftwing ‘journalists’ now infesting our state-controlled media, who is it that might be even the least bit interested in Flake’s take on any coming election? After all, Flake’s popularity is so low in Arizona right now that he wouldn’t be able to get himself elected dog-catcher. And like that other Arizona senator, Flake made many promises at election time, and once elected promptly came down with a rather aggressive form of amnesia. Flake chose to forsake his constituents in order to appease wealthy donors seeking cheap labor. Now he’s just running out the clock and wondering if he’s too leftwing to join the Democrats.
And keep your eyes on the news after Jeffey finally does ‘retire.’ Because I have no doubt that he will be justly rewarded by his many billionaire buddies for both his loyalty to them and his disloyalty to both his constituents and the nation as a whole. Flake and McCain, along with McCain’s butt-buddy Lindsey Graham, live so that the liberal media will always have someone to turn to whenever they want to create the illusion that there remains widespread opposition to President Trump from others within the Republican Party. You almost never see or hear from any other Republicans unless they’re being used in a negative way and against the president.
Like I said, Flake has been in Congress since 2001, serving first in the House (2001-13) and then in the Senate since 2013. And during that time he’s been a disappointment to Arizona and a failure for the Republican Party. His calling himself a conservative does an injustice to those folks who are conservatives. And thanks to RINO’s like him, ‘Republican’ no longer means conservative, as it once did. Flake has become little more than yesterday’s news, a dying, and soon to be extinct, RINO dinosaur. While he will soon no longer be an active player, no doubt he will remain a very vocal critic of President Trump, proudly wearing the moniker of ‘Former Republican Senator.’
Look, I think we can all agree that Democrats today expect very little from their elected members of Congress. A few free government handouts and gender based identity political nonsense keeps them pretty happy. But with President Trump in the White House Republicans now expect their members to finally make good on the many promises they’ve made. And anyone running as a Republican in 2018, had better get behind the ‘Make America Great Again’ agenda 100 percent or they’ll likely to end up as roadkill. And that doesn’t mean one has to like President Trump the person, but MAGA support needs to be part of any campaign, today, tomorrow, and beyond.
And you know, what got Trump elected is pretty simple. The voters were sick and tired of business as usual. Business as usual was voted out of the White House. The next step is to get business as usual out of Congress. As much as I hate to say it, a ‘conservative’ majority in Congress is a joke. The Liberals never lost control of Congress. What this country has been caught in all these years is a good old fashioned rut. One party makes all kinds of promises. When they get elected they go back to business as usual. The voters get mad and vote in the other party. Again we get business as usual. You can’t keep doing the same thing and expect different results.
What we need to do is to vote every RINO up for re-election out of Congress and replace them with those who true conservatives. There are 33 Senate seats up for grabs this year. They are 8 Republicans, 23 Democrats and 2 independents. All the seats in the House are essentially up for grabs. We’re rapidly running out of time for identifying those conservative candidates who are both suitable and willing to run against the incumbents in the various primary contests. The primary system affords us all the opportunity to vote against the incumbent without having to sacrifice party loyalty and it is our best of hope of bringing about the level of changed we need.
Considering the way the RINOs have been acting since President Trump was inaugurated, I suspect that one of two things will happen in the midterms this year. Many RINOs could lose their seats to other Republican challengers in primary contests or lose them to Democrats in the general election. The game plan should be to get rid of them in the primaries. Flake needs to go away but sadly we are stuck with him until next January. So he doesn’t like President Trump, fine that’s his prerogative. It is because of Republicans like Flake that got Trump elected in the first place. We are tired of back-stabbing Republicans. The best thing we did was to elect Trump.
Unfortunately, I think it’s becoming pretty clear what’s like to be coming in 2020. We’re likely to have some RINO, be it Flake or some other loser, announcing that for the good of the country they’re going to do what is necessary to protect the country and run as an independent, much like Ross Perot did as a spoiler in 92, so that the Democrat candidate, whoever he or she turns out to be, can win. Because, they will say, President Trump is simply far too dangerous of an individual to be entrusted with those powers that the voters chose to entrust to him. In other words, because the voters were simply too stupid, he or she, will protect us from ourselves!