Fightin’ Words!

Gary Kiehne

Gary Kiehne

Even without a calendar, you’d know it’s election time by the sudden reappearance of Senator Jeff Flake within the state’s borders and on television.

His handlers have clearly decided the way to sell Flake to Arizona as a conservative is to rebrand him as Senator Barry Goldwater, even brazenly stealing the title of Goldwater’s iconic book, The Conscience of a Conservative.

But Flake is no Goldwater.

When Flake refers to Arizonans as “nativists” and “protectionists” because we believe in sane immigration and trade policies, he is using “fightin’ words”!

What is wrong with calling illegal immigrants, illegal immigrants?  What is wrong with basing our immigration policies on what is best for America, rather than what is best for the Third World’s impoverished masses that want to come here?  (Some seeking paradise and a brighter future, others a government handout, and sadly some who would do us harm.)

What is wrong with advocating America-first trade policies, rather than tolerating one-sided trade deals that suck money out of our economy and yank jobs from our shores?  Is it really “protectionist” to show spine when advocating for the people whose interests you are elected to represent?

The late Senator Barry Goldwater was not a “globalist.”  He was an America-first patriot.

In his new book, Flake says, “if we’re going to be a governing party in the future, and a majority party” we need to change our approach (to his own brand of Republicanism.)  I might point out to the Senator that we already are the majority party now!  As an unofficial member of the Senate’s “Surrender Caucus,” he has become so accustomed to surrendering before a battle is fought that he should probably be forgiven for not recognizing we hold the majority, and acting accordingly.  And when he does pick a battle it is within his own party, namely with President Trump.  As a member of the Senate’s “Gang of Eight” he honestly believed that if we gave the Democrats everything they wanted up-front in the reviled immigration bill, the Democrats would honor their word to give Republicans everything we wanted later.  Much later.  Really, Jeff?  If you really believed that, I have some Ocean Front Property I’m dying to sell you.   Senator, show me when that has happened in the last 70 years?

Barry Goldwater was a courageous fighter, statesman, and patriot who was not afraid to stand alone and sound a warning bell about the dangers of encroaching socialism.

Unlike Jeff Flake, Barry Goldwater didn’t promote compromising our foundational American principles.  Jeff Flake seems to think “we are at our best” when we compromise “across the aisle” to surrender our principles gradually, giving America away in bite-sized pieces.  When Flake suggests it is possible to find healthy “common ground” with Chuck Schumer or Nancy Pelosi, he may as well suggest healthy cells grow through “compromise” with cancer cells.  Government-dictated socialism cannot co-exist with free-society capitalism any more than cancer cells can co-exist with healthy cells.

Today’s national Democratic Party is no longer the party of John Kennedy.  It’s the party of extremists like Bernie Sanders, and others even more radical than he.  Today’s Democrats promote a virulent strain of socialist cancer…and what is at stake today is nothing less than America’s survival as a prosperous, free Republic based on individual liberties enshrined in our constitution…or, it’s continued descent into becoming a failed, bankrupt, socialist regime like Venezuela or Cuba.

Fortunately, we still have a way of self-correcting our course in America.  It’s called an election.

A recent survey found that Senator Flake was ranked the third most unpopular man in the U.S. Senate behind only Senator Mitch “Surrender” McConnell, and our other Arizona Senator, John McCain.  It’s undoubtedly for good reason.

Hopefully, Arizonans will remember the actions of Senator Flake in the five years he has been absent from Arizona, rather than buy the re-branded, newly-packaged “Goldwater Conservative” his handlers are selling us now.

Goldwater’s undoubtedly rolling over in his grave.

By Gary Kiehne, a former Arizona candidate for U.S. Congress, business owner, rancher, Trump supporter and unabashed Barry Goldwater supporter.

Book Review: How To Bag a RINO – The Book, the Tour and the Movement

How to Bag a Rino Cover

How To Bag a RINO: The Whiz Kids Who Brought Down House Majority Leader Eric Cantor by Gray Delany and Zach Werrell

Gray Delany and Zach Werrell are quickly becoming household names in conservative activists’ circles nationwide. These two whiz kids (only 23- and 24 years old) have teamed up to write an account of the campaign that shocked a nation, humbled the Washington Elite, and inspired a national grassroots movement.

Across every county and district within this United States of America, it is their campaign that is energizing a movement of grassroots activists to pressure their representatives, as if even the most untouchable amongst them, are no longer invincible.

As we know today, not only have we seen the defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor at the hands of Dave Brat in Virginia, but we’ve since also seen the surrender of Speaker of the House John Boehner at the hands of a nation.

This book does not begin with a brilliant idea or even a full proof plan. If you are expecting a secret formula, innovative fundraising ideas, or a genius way to start from nothing to a victory, then you don’t know the story of Dave Brat’s bid to challenge the seat of the third most powerful Republican in Washington D.C.

This is a story of a commitment to a vision, sheer determination, and indispensable wisdom, not masterminds.

This is a story about the most active activists, committed beyond anything else – average citizens, abandoning their day-to-day life for the taxing life of campaign operatives, something the book does not sugar coat. And most importantly, this is a story about a candidate who actually was what he said, and was what his district desired.

Let me add this – because this is the most important thing, if you are living in a district, and hoping for change, but you have no network of patriotic and committed grassroots activists… forget it. None of this would have happened without them. If you want to know what it takes, as citizens in a district, to create change, real change, then you need to read this book and understand how instrumental the average citizen is in bagging a RINO.

Finally, the third component, and the reason why these two young men are able to write such a book – you need simplicity itself: truth. You need to tell the truth about your current representative. You need to tell the truth that has been denied to the people living under establishment rule and rhetoric. Make them defend the truth, because the Eric Cantor’s, John McCain’s and John Boehner’s in Washington cannot defend themselves in the light of reality.

What Delany and Werrell have laid out in the book is indispensable wisdom for anyone looking for real representation in Washington. You want real change? Read this book America! Tired of John McCain? Read this book Arizona! At the same time, you need to realize how hard it is to have, how hard it is to offer, and how hard it is to actually win. This is the playbook. This is the story. This is the book that everyone frustrated by the hypocrisy and dishonesty of their Representatives in Washington DC should read, Democrat or Republican.

This is the book the Washington elite do not want you to read.

However, if you are reading this and find yourself in Arizona, and you’re wanting to Bag a RINO of your own, you need to read this book. You’ve got a qualified candidate in Dr. Kelli Ward, and the next step is to build an army of activists, a movement that understands the inner workings of the Republican Party. Having said that, Dr. Kelli Ward can run on philosophical and realistic principles and policies, and create the contrast you know already to exist.

Next week, The Book Tour with Delaney and Werrell will be crisscrossing Arizona on the How-To Bag a RINO Book Tour: Learn the importance of truth in politicking.

Tour dates and locations are as follows:

Monday, December 7, 8:00 AM

Listen in to the Gary Sheler Show, How-To Bag a RINO interview with Gray and Zach,

On KAAA am 1230 or online at http://www.talkatoz.com/index.mv?mvc=hosts.mv

Tuesday, December 8, 5:00 PM

Scottsdale Plaza Resort – 7200 North Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Wednesday December 9, 4:30 – 5:30

Listen in to the James T Harris Show How-To Bag a RINO interview with Gray and Zach, KQTH 104.1 FM Online at http://www.1041kqth.com/listen-live/

Wednesday, December 9, 6:30 PM

U-Like Buffet – 5101 N Oracle Rd Tucson, AZ

Thursday, December 10, 6:00 PM

Colorado River Tea Party, sponsor, at Mohave Valley Association of Realtors – 841 Hancock Rd. Bullhead City, Arizona 86442

Contact Mardi Allen Benedict for more information: 928.201.1635

Friday, December 11, 1:00 PM

Green Valley Joyner Library – 601 N La Canada Dr.. Green Valley, Arizona 85614

Monday, December 14, 6:30 PM

Arizona Project Headquarters – 3375 E. Shea Blvd. suite 2. Phoenix, Arizona 85028

Tuesday, December 15, 11:30 AM

Pima County Republican Club, sponsor, at Sabbar Temple Shrine 450 S Tucson Blvd Tucson, Arizona 85716

Wednesday, December 16, 4:00 PM

Sedona

These events are free to attend. Autographed copies of the book will be on sale for $20 per copy / $15 for five or more.

To reserve a seat, go to www.retiremccain2016.com/booktour

Maricopa GOP Chair Rallies LD Censures

To all Arizona County and LD Republican Committee Chairmen –
Below is the front page article of the July 15 Arizona Capitol Times. I want to express my appreciation to those courageous and principled County and LD Republican Committees who have already conducted votes of “censure” and/or “no confidence.”
Jan Brewer, the legislators and their crony capitalist friends that support ObamaCare and Medicaid expansion have betrayed Americans, Arizona Republicans and the Republican Party Platform.  Their lack of ethics, integrity and egregious acts are motivated by only two things – greed and the lust for power – at the expense of hard working tax paying Americans.
The law was expected to cost $898 billion over the first decade when the bill was first passed, but this year the Congressional Budget Office revised that estimate to $1.85 trillion.  Money that will have to be borrowed from the Chinese or printed in the backroom of the Federal Reserve.  Latest polls indicate a majority of Americans are opposed to ObamaCare and Medicaid expansion with an overwhelming majority of Republicans in opposition.
During the past six months, we did everything we could to make a solid argument against ObamaCare and Medicaid expansion, we tried to reason with these people and even tried to make them see the light.  Unfortunately, our lobbying efforts fell on deaf ears and without success.
During one of Ronald Reagan’s difficult political battles he said,
               “When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.”
I’m asking all the County and LD Republican Committees to make these people feel the heat by passing public censures for their actions.  They are elitists who think what they have done should be forgiven. They are mistaken.  We are not going to be able to defeat all of them, but we can defeat a majority of them in the 2014 Primary Election.
You can go to “MCRC Briefs” and get examples of public censures that have already been passed.  http://briefs.maricopagop.org/  Just type “censure” in the search field on the left.
Warmest regards,
 A. J. LaFaro
Chairman, Maricopa County Republican Committee
P.S.  Please encourage all of your PCs to keep up their daily efforts in getting petition signatures for www.urapc.org  Getting ObamaCare and Medicaid expansion on the November 2014 ballot will be historic for Arizona’s grassroots conservatives.

Chris DeRose Releases Congressman Lincoln: The Making of America’s Greatest President

Congressman Lincoln

Congratulations to my friend, Chris DeRose, on the release of his second book, Congressman Lincoln: The Making of America’s Greatest President.

Chris’ book came out today as he launches his book tour.

Here is the Amazon description of Chris’ book:

A biography of the early years and personal struggles of the famous frontier politician who led the United States during its darkest hours, centering on his little-known congressional years. This the story of an Abraham Lincoln many Americans aren’t at all familiar with. Lincoln as a reluctant husband in an abusive relationship; Lincoln who came within moments of fighting a duel with a political adversary; the first and only president to patent an invention; the first future president to argue before the Supreme Court.

Though remembered as a Republican, and even more as a figure that transcended partisan politics, Congressman Lincoln reveals Abraham Lincoln as a master political strategist and member of the Whig Party, the one to which he belonged for the majority of his career. Before he appealed to the America’s purest instincts, he argued “The Whigs have fought long enough for principle and ought to begin to fight for success.” Before “malice toward none,” Lincoln bragged of his opponent “I’ve got the preacher by the balls.”

Lincoln the policymaker is remembered for his conduct of the Civil War, and his handling of slavery. But even during his Presidency, Lincoln was concerned with a broad array of issues. As a party leader, candidate for Congress, and member of the House, Lincoln worked on stimulus spending, international trade, banking, and even the Post Office. And it would be in the Thirtieth Congress that Lincoln would first move to halt the expansion of slavery, carefully crafting a bill for gradual emancipation in the District of Columbia.

This is the story of America at a critical time. The tale of a Congress that ended a conflict, unsure of what they had gained aside from a seat strapped to a powderkeg, of a party aiming to win the Presidency at all costs, paving the path for its own extinction, and of a country charting an irreversible course toward Civil War. Moreover, it is the story of the man who lead the United States during its darkest hours and his role at the center of this gathering storm. This is the story of Congressman Abraham Lincoln.