When I saw this headline in the Deseret News the other day, I thought blood would shoot out of my eyes.
Yes. Jeff Flake was endorsed, after having been vetted by my favorite conservative watchdogs, The Senate Conservatives Fund (SFC). SFC was Jim DeMint’s flagship to get true conservatives elected into the Senate. Team members carefully vetted, and still do, every candidate they endorse. Flake was no exception. Plus, Flake had a really good record from serving in the House.
What happened, Jeff?
As SCF supporters know, Jeff Flake misled us and misled the voters in Arizona when he said he would never support amnesty for illegal immigrants again. Shortly after he won his Senate race in 2012, he broke that promise and sided with Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and other liberals in pushing amnesty.
Link: Senate Conservatives Fund
Yes. Oh yeah, that Jeff Flake misled and betrayed voters less than a year from his being elected into the Senate. That shockwave is never forgotten by those of us gobsmacked by his blatant betrayal. That is why many of us loathe him now.
But wait. There’s more. There is always more with Jeff Flake. And my questions are:
- Who’s backing him?
- Where are his funds coming from?
- How did they get him to flip?
The media need to know, when reporting on Senator Flake and his “book,” that the author is a deceiver out for personal and financial gain. I also call on my conservative brethren to denounce this impostor, who dishonorably claims to speak for conservatism, in the strongest possible terms.
- How Jeff Flake Became the Most Unpopular Senator in America
- Jeff Flake Signs on to CBS News After Ruling out Primary
- ‘This American Life’s’ Jeff Flake Hagiography Ignores GOP Leadership’s Dysfunction
- Jeff Flake Touts Gun Control, Bashes GOP For Engaging In Culture War
- Jeff Flake holds judicial nominees HOSTAGE to Mueller protection bill, forces GOP to drop confirmation votes
- Jeff Flake’s constitutionally challenged last stand
- Levin: Jeff Flake is no Barry Goldwater. He’s a sellout liberal.
Why can Jeff Flake not simply shut his mouth and move on? Seriously. He has only himself to blame for the problems he has created. The divisiveness in politics he describes, considering he used the Senate Conservatives Fund to get elected and then flipped, is clearly of his own making.
Ben Domenech from The Federalist explains in his article JEFF FLAKE AUTHENTICATES THE PARTY OF TRUMP (please, take the time to read the entire artcle):
“Flake is also one of the rare politicians whose brand changed dramatically. In the 2000s, he was a Jim DeMint ally who took a strong libertarian stand on several issues, and criticized the George W. Bush administration from that perspective. In the Senate, his brand shifted significantly – and not just because of the Gang of Eight.”
What is so absolutely frustrating is how does Jeff Flake not take ownership of his choices? Seriously. How does he not see himself as the biggest part of his problem.
Remember When….? Well I most certainly do, Jeff.
Oh, and then there is Flake’s scorecard to consider (scroll through all pages to see exactly what he voted for and against).
While I am at it, here are the top 25 Progressive Republicans in the House and Senate according to Conservative Review.
Yeah. Jeff Flake, the number 8 most Progressive Republican in Congress, is doing the right thing by ending his campaign, therefore Buh-bye and I mean it in the most Conservative-Libertarian-Christian way.
Levin: Jeff Flake is no Barry Goldwater. He’s a sellout liberal
There was a story on The Blaze about Kelli Ward’s “poorly timed” email. Yes. Poorly timed indeed.
And yet Jeff Flake is not necessarily the best person for the Senate if you stand for Conservative Values.
Research facts on each candidate and scrutinize what is claimed by the candidate, what she or he stands for before and after being elected.
- Conservative Review on Jeff Flake
- Heritage Action on Jeff Flake
- I dread showing the one from FreedomWorks because what they measure compared to Heritage and CR pales in comparison.
Speaking of Poorly Timed: AHCA
Where does Jeff Flake stand on #FullRepeal and has he kept his promises to stand as a Conservative from day one?
Kelli Ward’s canddiate page.