Richard Carmona’s First Vote Tells It All

Jeff Flake

Arizonans know Carmona’s loyalty is to President Obama and Harry Reid 

PHOENIX – Richard Carmona knows that he can’t be honest about his liberal political leanings since they are so out of step for Arizona. He’s worked hard to avoid taking public positions, trying to hide from voters that he’d be a reliable vote for Obama’s liberal agenda. The latest example is Carmona’s attempt to hide who he would support as his Democratic leader in the Senate – which would be his first vote.

Before new members are sworn in, they elect their party’s leadership. For Democrat Richard Carmona, there’s little doubt for whom he’ll cast his vote — Harry Reid.

Like President Obama, Senator Reid personally recruited Richard Carmona to join him in Washington. Both did so knowing that Democrat Carmona would be a reliable rubber stamp vote for their liberal agenda. In fact, Reid is so confident in Carmona’s vote that he and his Senate Majority PAC hassunk more than $400,000 into his race. Additionally, the Democrat’s Senatorial Campaign Committee has spent over $500,000 to date in Arizona for Richard Carmona.

“Richard Carmona is bought and paid for by Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid, because his Super PAC has sunk over $400,000 into Carmona’s campaign” said Andrew Wilder, communications director for Flake for Senate. “Does anybody believe for a moment that Carmona isn’t expected to repay Harry Reid’s generous investment in his campaign by supporting him as his party leader? Either Dr. Carmona is incredibly naïve or he thinks Arizona voters are dumb.”

It’s understandable why Democrat Richard Carmona is embarrassed to be open about supporting Harry Reid.  Because not only did Reid personally write the $1.76 trillion, job-killing healthcare bill, but under his leadership, the Senate has failed to pass a budget – perhaps the single most important task of the legislative body – in over 1,200 days.  Carmona is on the hook to reward that record of failure, enabling Reid to continue in his role as Leader. That’s not what Arizona voters want and it’s not what America needs.

Here are some of highlights of the man that Richard Carmona would elect as his leader in the Senate:

Harry Reid Told Senator Joe Lieberman, “I Can’t Stand John McCain.” “Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., defended Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman on Wednesday after the former Democratic vice presidential nominee accepted a speaking slot at next month’s Republican convention in Minnesota. ‘He has a close personal relationship with John McCain. I don’t fully understand why he does,’ said Reid, who said Lieberman called Tuesday from the Republic of Georgia to alert him to the move. ‘I told him last night, “You know, Joe, I can’t stand John McCain.” He said, “I know you feel that way,”‘ Reid said.” (Molly Ball, “Reid Shares Senate Ideas,” Las Vegas Review Journal, 8/21/08) 

Harry Reid Said That He Couldn’t Understand How A Hispanic Could Be A Republican. “U.S. Sen. Harry Reid on Tuesday slammed Republicans for blocking comprehensive immigration reform and told Hispanics they shouldn’t be treated differently because ‘their skin’s a tone darker’ than that of America’s early European immigrants. ‘I don’t know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican, OK,’ Reid said, speaking to Latino supporters whose votes he needs to win re-election in November. ‘Do I need to say more?’” (Laura Myers, “Reid: How can Hispanics be Republican?,” Las Vegas Review Journal, 8/11/10)

Harry Reid Called Opponents Of President Obama’s Health Care Bill “Evil Mongers.” “Nevertheless, the Senate majority leader invoked the e-word himself last week at an energy conference in Las Vegas, where he accused those protesting President Barack Obama’s health-care proposals of being ‘evil mongers.’ So proud was he of this contribution to the American political lexicon that he repeated it to a reporter the next day and noted the phrase was ‘an original.’” (Bill McGurn, “Harry Reid’s ‘Evil’ Moment,” Wall Street Journal, 8/18/09)

Thankfully, Arizonans have a better choice. As a member of the House of Representatives, Jeff Flake has a proven record of holding both parties accountable on issues such as runaway government spending and the corrupt practice of earmarking. In the Senate, Flake would continue to be a check and balance on both parties in order to fight for Arizona.

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  1. Now we are really into it, the total desperation of the Jeff Flake campaign. This little post shows that Flake is pulling out all the stops, and trying to dust up votes based on:

    1. Harry Reid criticizing Republicans for stopping “comprehensive immigration reform” [amnesty]. Flake and his mommy and daddy (Ted Kennedy and John McCain) tried to cram CIR down America’s throat in an all out marathon in 2007. At the same time Flake and his nanny, Illinois reconquista Luis Gutierrez were trying to piece-meal CIR for youthful invaders with their failed “Strive Act.” Now a desperate Flake is pointing the finger at Reid – and hoping voters will forget his own amnesty sucking as though it never existed? As though he STILL isn’t an amnesty-sucking street whore for the agricultural industry?

    2. Harry Reid’s disdain for John McCain??? John McCain, despite his revolving door re-elections by Arizona jack-booted Republican goose steppers, is one of the most dispised figures in the country. Did Flake forget that McCain’s racketeered 2008 presidential candidacy is the reason we have Obama in the White House? Now Flake expects to suck votes by crying “Harry Reid insulted my Daddy?”

    Pathetic. Just pathetic.

  2. Conservative American says

    Let’s talk about Harry Reid and Jeff Flake.

    Harry Reid brought up the DREAM Act illegal alien amnesty legislation repeatedly in the Senate.

    “July 27, 2010”

    “Harry Reid Steps Up on DREAM Act
    Senate Majority Leader Pushes to Move Critical Immigration Bill”

    “WASHINGTON – July 27 – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is embracing the need to move on the DREAM Act this year, providing a shot of momentum to a measure that enjoys bipartisan support. If enacted, the DREAM Act would serve as an important step towards comprehensive immigration reform.”

    “According to Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, “In pushing for the DREAM Act, Senator Reid is doing the right thing. We all know that comprehensive immigration reform is the only way to fix our nation’s dysfunctional immigration system once and for all. But the fact is, not one Republican is currently willing to work with Democrats on a comprehensive proposal because of election year politics.”

    “2011On May 11, 2011 Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid reintroduced the DREAM Act in the Senate.”

    What does that have to do with Jeff Flake?

    Hidden within the STRIVE Act, co-authored by Flake and “progressive” Democrat Luis Gutierrez of Chicago, was Harry Reid’s beloved DREAM Act illegal alien amnesty legislation! That’s right, Jeff Flake tried to sneak Harry Reid’s DREAM Act through Congress by hiding it, word for word, within his STRIVE Act! It was Flake’s fellow House Republicans who saw to it that Flake’s “Harry Reid” legislation never even made to a vote. They killed it with legislative tactics!

    Who is it who is in bed with fellow Mormon and “progressive” Democrat Harry Reid? Jeff Flake!


  3. Conservative American says

    Why stop with just looking at Jeff Flake and Harry Reid? Let’s also look at Jeff Flake and “progressive” Democrat Dick Durbin, the Democratic Senate Majority Whip!

    Here is some of the legislative history of the DREAM Act illegal alien amnesty legislation:

    “The text of the bill was placed in various other immigration-related bills, including the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006 (S. 2611) and the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007 (S. 1348). With the failure of these comprehensive reform bills, Richard Durbin, the chief proponent of the DREAM Act in the Senate, made its passage a top priority for 2007.”

    ‘In September 2007, Durbin filed to place the DREAM Act as an amendment to the 2008 Department of Defense Authorization Bill (S. 2919).”

    “On October 18, 2007, Durbin, along with Republican co-sponsors Charles Hagel and Richard Lugar, introduced the DREAM Act as S.2205.”

    What was Jeff Flake doing in 2007 while Dick Durbin, Harry Reid’s right hand man, was desperately trying to get the DREAM Act illegal alien amnesty legislation through Congress? Flake was trying to get his STRIVE Act of 2007 through Congress! But Dick Durbin and Jeff Flake were trying to accomplish exactly the same thing because Flake’s STRIVE Act contained within it, word for word, the DREAM Act illegal alien amnesty legislation that Dick Durbin was pushing!


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