McSally Concedes Arizona Senate Race To Democrat Krysten Sinema…

Republican Senate Candidate Martha McSally has conceded the Arizona Senate Race to Democrat Krysten Sinema.   The Associated Press called the race, and McSally was quick with a twitter video conceding the race.

As much as this is a set-back in gaining a better majority in the Senate; and as much as we need every seat to protect the MAGA agenda; the side of me that is completely adverse to the relationships with decepticon republicans means I’m not terribly disappointed.

McSally would have been another McCain, Flake, Romney, Murkowski decepticon voice amid a Senate majority that loves the Corinthian pontificators.

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811 Responses to McSally Concedes Arizona Senate Race To Democrat Krysten Sinema…

  1. 124andmore says:

    I’m not happy about the shrinking Republican Senate majority, but McSally isn’t an enormous loss.
    Conservativereview.com gives her an F rating. She would have been another McCain or Flake. She is a democrat with an R behind her name.

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    • Coast says:

      So why, during the primary, wasn’t a real conservative pushed forward by the voters?

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      • frjas says:

        One was! Dr. Kelli Ward. But a very vain and foolish and much too old Joe Arpaio insisted upon running in the primaries and doing so split the conservative vote. The claim has been made that even if he hadn’t run, Ward still would have lost. I haven’t checked the vote totals to confirm if this is true but if it is, then Arizona Republicans are just a squishy lot.

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        • mikgen says:

          Looked it up: McSally got 53%, Dr Ward 28% and Arpaio 19%. So, I guess we have to go with the squishy lot, but OTH a one against one duel may have turned out very much different.

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          • Kevin Kristy says:

            The total vote was 47% for the two conservatives and 53% for the RINO. But you also have to account for the bandwagon effect relative to the McSally vote. With such a big lead many Rs simply backed her in order to be on the winning side.

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          • frjas says:

            Thanks for the info mikgen!

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          • Bewareslippyslope says:

            Everyone I spoke to that were independents or mild Republicans thought McSalley’s ads were all negative. Kirsten is pretty and ran on one issue. Mc Sally lost it in the debates as she came across angry and argumentative. This is a small poll obviously, but how can the Repubs get 300 thous lead in Governor, yet loose the Senate. McSally ads she she ran on Ward were appalling. She isn’t fighting the election cause she expects to get awarded the McCain seat. The Republican Party in Arizona is to blame not Trump. He carried what wins we did have. The Republican party in AZ wants open boarders and the trade that benefits them. The party made a fortune running fundraising stoking the fears and division with no intention to actually win. Another Romney. Arizona Republican party is still McCain’s party and it an’t America First.

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            • Callmlelennie says:

              McSalley’s ads in the general were awful as well, just amateurish as hell. Grated on my nerves. Dems also inundated the airwaves with Sinema ads, like nothing I’ve ever seen before. Every other ad in any medium was a Sinema ad, and to a lesser extent a McSalley ad. The effect was to drown out any negatives about Sinema and just benumb the general voter about politics in general

              We were also treated by a nice backstab by one time RINO attorney general Grant Woods, who was shocked, SHOCKED I tell you …. about some piddling misrepresentation that may or may not have occurred in a McSalley ad

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            • Response to @Bewareslippyslope– Everything that you’ve mentioned about the Arizonan Republican Party– from its Chairman to its Lowest Precinct Committeemen, are corrupt. They’re part of a 30 year McCain-Machine, and it’s still in place. McSally was handpicked by McCain; she had no name recognition and ran an extremely poor campaign. I’d so much prefer that Governor Ducey name Dr. Kelli Ward to the open Senate Seat, in January 2019, but I’m afraid he’s too far immersed in Arizona Politics, to do anything except what the Party Apparatus tells him to do.

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        • pxk22 says:

          Isn’t Arizona a state where democrats can cross over and vote in republican primary’s and visa versa? By the way, Kelli Ward would have beaten mcsally if Arpaio wasn’t in the primary.

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        • Athena the Warrior says:

          Arpaio also made a point of attacking only Dr. Ward. He never attacked McSalley so who knows. Ward was beating Flake by 24% when he quit. Not long after Flake quit, Arpaio jumped into the race diverting Ward’s attention. This is when the GOPe made their move by having McSally run. She didn’t announce until after Arpaio muddied the waters.

          Arpaio and McSally both threw away a winnable Senate seat:

          https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/aug/23/joe-arpaio-looms-spoiler-kelli-ward-martha-mcsally/

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        • Agree with you. Joe Arpaio should had instead campaign for Kelli Ward. Yes, it is true Ward still would have lost without Arpaio’s votes but if he had helped her instead, that would had increased enthusiasm for Kelli Ward. We can be our own worst enemies!

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        • rmnewt says:

          The establishment GOP of AZ didnt want Kelli. She, like Trump at the federal level wasnt beholden to them and had truly conservative principles. The uniparty got what they wanted and used the split vote Arpaio strategy combined with a hallow campaign message to throw this away.
          In the longer-term AZ must get a handle on voter registration and early ballots. With a drivers license and address you can vote. Any doubt what would happen with https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-19/high-court-rejects-arizona-on-driver-s-licenses-for-immigrants
          Other than Ducy being reelected, the GOP got clocked.

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          • FrankieZee says:

            Really surprised that Arpaio would have done that. They must have paid him off. vI know have lost a lot of respect for him.

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            • rrick says:

              I doubt that Joe Arpaio was paid off. He ran his own race. All candidates should do that. Unfortunately, Joe was misplaced in time. This election was not the time for him but given his age it had to be this election cycle.

              What killed Kelli Ward’s candidacy was the lack of support from the RNC.

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              • The Phantom Stranger says:

                Here is how a smart Dem or RINO operates when they don’t want a conservative winning the election. They secretly fund Arpaio’s campaign, knowing he can’t do anything but split the conservative vote. This happens more often than you can imagine.

                It’s how the Establishment works to keep their pet candidates in place. You throw money at weak candidates on the other side’s primaries, hoping they split votes for the preferred opponent.

                Either way, the neoliberal establishment was going to get either a very moderate Republican that probably would flip Dem on some issues, or a left-wing Dem as Senator.

                By the way, this is done all across the country. It’s why about a third of currently elected Republicans are strong moderates or pure RINOs. Forces on the Left always fund the moderate Republican choice in purple states. That was the secret sauce used by Paul Ryan when fundraising for the House.

                There is nothing like it for the other side – there is no counterbalancing political scheme to fund moderate Democrats by the Right.

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            • rmnewt says:

              Or they gave him an offer he couldn’t refuse?

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          • @rmnewt– What the Arizona needs even more than conscientious voting reform, is to get a handle on the Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party. We finally got rid of Robert S.Graham, but his replacement isn’t any better. They both LOATHED Dr. Ward, and actively ridiculed her on local radio programs, withheld voters’ information from her and her campaign, and did most everything possible to ensure that the AZ Senate primary was skewed in favor of McSally. What’s especially disgusting is how Robert Graham pretends to be such a big supporter of President Trump. Graham is as vindictive as Brutus…

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        • paulyho39 says:

          I have to agree! I am now in AZ and was so disappointed that Kelly Ward lost the primary…and Arpaio really messed things up, in my view!

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        • NJ Transplant says:

          I thought Jeff DeWit would run for Senate in Arizona. I looked him up and PDJT nominated him to be CFO of NASA. He was confirmed in March 2018. I always thought he would be a good choice for AZ senator.

          I don’t get the Republicans in Arizona. With all their border problems, you would think they wouldn’t want a RINO or Dimm.

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        • Mr. T. says:

          Frjas, what hurt Ward is when Flake announced that he wasn’t going to seek another term(single digit approval ratings), she was too slow to get her act together, including aggressively seeking campaign donations. That really hurt her. She also did a few flakey things during her campaign, which also hurt her. I was onboard to vote for her in the primary, but as time went by, I felt as though my vote would have been wasted so I instead voted for McSally. I felt that she stood a greater chance of winning the primary, and was the lessor of two evils when running against Tu-Tu wearing Sinema.

          Unfortunately, our conservative gene pool here in Arizona is becoming more and more diluted because of the idiots relocating here from California. Many of them state that they moved here to get away from the high cost of real estate, high taxes and high vehicle registration costs and high fuel prices. Just this morning, someone I know who lives in the Southland(L.A. area), sent me a photo of the current prices at the gas pump….$4.50 a gallon. Slightly more than 18 gallons cost a little over $81.00. Anyway, I’ve talked to a few of the Cali transplants, and said that since they moved here to get away from all of that in California, why the hell are they voting for idiots here who want to do the same thing they are doing in California? They just give you that deer in the headlight stare. Many of the Cali transplants are moving to Texas, and even some relocating to Florida. I think it’s time we closed our state’s boarders and stopped letting them in. Texas and Florida should do the same.

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          • laramiedan says:

            Good luck with that. We left CA years ago only to run into the same BS in OR then WA. Now in WI and we just lost Walker. Where next?

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          • Remington..... says:

            Agree…take in folks from cali only after extreme getting….

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          • rmnewt says:

            Maybe you made a bad decision supporting McSally instead of principled Kelli Ward?

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            • Mr. T. says:

              Rmnewt , besides what Ward did to herself, our former sheriff, Joe Arpaio, hurt Ward’s chances of getting elected. Rather than to sit down with him and get him to drop out before the primary, she did nothing and Sheriff Joe took away quite a number of votes that may have gone her way.

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              • rmnewt says:

                You know Kelli ran before against McCain and I talked to her well before Flake dropped out. She was really out in front of things until the AZ GOPe got involved. It seems clear they as well as the greater GOPe hate those they cant control.

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          • The Phantom Stranger says:

            It’s white liberal flight from California ruining the neighboring states.

            The liberals fleeing California never figure out that repeatedly voting for Democrats leads to the same terrible mismanagement seen in the Golden State.

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          • Ken in AZ says:

            Great post and I couldn’t agree with you more on the CA idiots. I moved my family to the West Valley from Chicago burbs cuz I just couldnt take it anymore. If you re-locate to escape a failed state (like I did), why on earth would you continue to vote to destroy your new home with the same bullshit policies you tried to escape. I dont like Kalifornians…

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        • Moe Grimm says:

          I don’t know how much Arpaio had to do with it, but I’m quite sure Michelle McConnelle did. Along with his counterpart Squeaker Ryan in the “house” these have been the “leaders”. Now, watch the majority of the recucklicans validate the ascendancy of McCarthy in Ryan’s place. Then think what Disaster looks like in 2020. And make NO mistake, this mid-term was and is a disaster. And very much a “blue wave”. Sorry if I can’t join in the delusion it was anything else. Those of you who think the marxist baboon riot witnessed over the past 2 years, ten (10) actually, couldn’t get any worse… you haven’t seen anything yet. Nor what’s coming at some point subsequent. Those of you here under 45 years of age will likely shed blood before this ends.

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          • rmnewt says:

            A Grimm future indeed. Consider for a moment what those conservatives with some vision thought in the late 30’s while watching the Nation eat itself in a depression and FDR’s New Deal exploding government.

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      • 124andmore says:

        Candidates aren’t “pushed forward” in any state. People compete in the primaries, and one of them wins. McSally is an attractive woman with a very impressive military record. Most people vote based on what they learn from TV commercials. That’s a sad fact. Most registered Republicans don’t know about conservativereview.com. McSally would have been a Jeff Flake, not a Mike Lee.

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        • TMonroe says:

          Which is why we can’t just see “military service” and turtle, else you get a bunch of John Kerrys

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          • 124andmore says:

            That’s right.

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          • AZ18 says:

            And McCains

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          • Dogstar_K9 says:

            Or Murthas.

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          • Mr. T. says:

            TMonroe, you also get a John McCain, who liked to tout his military service, including being a POW, during his reelection campaigns. The son of a bitch even stated in 2016, when he was running once again, that he would push to repeal Obamacare. Yeah, right. The douchebag instead voted against repealing Obamacare. McCain always made himself out to be a conservative when he was running for reelection. Rather than cast a vote for him, I simply didn’t enter any vote at all. I’m a Vet. Like so many other Vets in this state, we couldn’t stand the SOB, with many of us glad that he finally kicked the bucket. He didn’t even have the decency to resign/retire when he knew he wasn’t going to live for much longer. Had he done so, our state could have held a special election to fill his seat, and done it during the midterms this month. Nope. John “Bloated Ego” McCain, stayed on because that’s the kind of POS he truly was. It was all about him and never about We, The People. He hadn’t being in D.C. since 2017. He knew he had terminal cancer months before that. I hope he rots in hell where he belongs.

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            • Beverly says:

              Are you sure, Mr. T? 😉

              Agree about McCain. He reminds me of Captain Ahab’s death scene in Moby Dick: “From hell’s heart, I stab at thee, Donald Trump!!!”

              sigh

              But as the great Winston Churchill said, “When you’re going through hell — keep going!” And Winnie really did go through hell many times: in the trenches in WWI, a prisoner of war in South Africa, fighting in the last real cavalry charge of the British Empire, in the Sudan against the Mahdi (25% casualties in his unit), against the Afghan tribesmen in Afghanistan, and finally, leading Great Britain in their last magnificent fight against the Third Reich of Herr Schicklegruber.

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        • Judith says:

          I consider TV commercials and manipilative Enemedia soundbites as “pushing forward.” These candidates don’t just waltz in one day and announce without plenty of backup.

          The problem is RNC wants to lose, hence they trot out the splitter strategy or, if the candidate is too popular they smear them in the eleventh hour. Alabama was a textbook example of intentionally “pushing forward” a loser.

          Now that we’re onto them they just flat out cheat. Bold and brazen. The Dimmies are stealing FL, AZ and others while RINOS contemplate their navel lint.

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          • Orygun says:

            This was a uniparty type move. The left ran McSally knowing that conservatives wouldn’t be too keen to vote for her. Just another way to suppress our vote. It has worked for 50 years with the Bushes being the only alternative.
            The RNC at the state level in Arizona must be a bunch of RINO’s. The people who make it here in Oregon are just like McSally with a few distinctions.
            To put Romney in you have to be a Wall Street globalist and have the church pushing it.

            I agree in that they are in your face stealing the elections and daring the American people and the administration to do something about it. Having Macron consider us enemies gives them international support to overthrow our Constitution and Country.
            Fiveeyes was just that.

            Getting our country back through the vote and the easy way is not working so far. Not if we allow them to just make the vote meaningless.

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        • abdiesus says:

          That’s simply not true. The Central Committee in each State determines ultimately who will be on the ballot. Sometimes they use obvious methods to eliminate candidates they don’t approve of, and sometimes they use less obvious methods. The “splitter strategy” is just one of the strategies they use.

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          • cattastrophe says:

            AND the Central Committee’s are made up of precinct committeemen and precinct committeemen are who vote on who to pick for a candidate. Precinct committeemen are then responsible for a small area of voters who they contact to get out the vote.
            Thousands, yes thousands of Republican committeemen offices nation wide were left unfilled.

            The GOPe has no control over individual committeemen and who they want to vote for. This is grassroots and where we have failed miserably to make our voices heard year after year after year. Obama used this tool to win in the first presidential he ran in. How pitiful a commie organizer used a tool we continue to ignore.

            The Neighborhood Precinct Committeeman Strategy, outlined (in the article), entails a tried-and-true, peaceful, Constitutional, ballot box solution to our present political predicament. The procedures and system for this solution have been in existence for decades. Obama used them.

            The link for this e-book is on the website.
            “How To Get Into The Real Ball Game Of Politics Where You Live To Help Donald J. Trump Make America Great Again.”

            “The Neighborhood Precinct Committeeman Strategy as the key blueprint for having conservatives “take back” our Republican Party.”
            https://theprecinctproject.wordpress.com/

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            • abdiesus says:

              I thoroughly support this Strategy and have been involved in similar efforts in the past. However I have to tell you in all honesty, unless you control the majority of seats on the Central Committee at the County and State level, nothing you do will matter. The Central Committee controls, either through open and honest means, or, often, by dis-honest means (back-room, under-the-table) who is allowed to represent the party. Getting involved as a Precinct Commiteeman is a good first step, but I can speak from experience that you can go all the way to a state convention, and have your votes over-turned just like that. You simply have no real power unless you control a majority of the seats on the Central Committee.

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            • Spot on assessment, regarding the need for Committeemen to get involved. Thank you for the information about the booklet. Although I’m generally about a week behind in my CTH reading, I eventually get caught up, and this is one of the VERY reasons that I try to read every comment; finding a gem like your message made this night’s reading well-worth it! Much appreciated.

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      • azchick says:

        we did. Kelli Ward worked hard and got Flake to retire. Then the establishment, McCain machine went to work with Arpio and McSally after Arpio started siphoning votes away from Kelli. I’m glad McSally lost. We’re tired of the machine picking our candidates and we’re fighting hard to stop it. Any Arizonians please become an elected PC so you can come to the GOP state meeting to pick our chairman. So far McCain has picked nothing but sycophant #nevertrumpers.

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        • Mr. T. says:

          Azchick, I don’t know if Ward had anything to do with Flake’s departure so much as Flake doing that to himself. His single digit approval ratings pretty much sunk him, along with any chances he may have had to raise a lot of campaign funds. Also, he is a NeverTrumper in Trump Territory, and he pretty much signed his own senate death notice because of it.

          I like Dr. Ward, but the people I know who are connected in politics said that many of the higher ups in the republican party in Arizona had it in for her, just like they did for Flakey Flake. Take a look a McCain. He was censored by the Republican Party of Arizona, hated and despised by many of the Vets who live here including myself, yet that SOB still beat Ward in the 2016 primary because he had a big war chest full of money to spend and so did the superpacs he got to back him. As I said before, Ward missed a big opportunity to jump on the fundraising bandwagon back when Flake announced he wasn’t going to seek another term. That was a very costly mistake. She just didn’t have the name brand recognition because of that, unlike what McSally and Tu-Tu Sinema have.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      McSally is a loss. Here’s the problem now: The RINOs who are in the Senate can now make Trump’s life difficult. Collins, Romney, Sasse, etc. Remember the Kavanaugh vote? It was incredibly slim and some GOP Senators voted no. Expect more of that now.

      Thanks stupid voters for not only screwing Trump but the rest of us too.

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      • Abel says:

        Covfefe your right this is a loss. It isn’t the slightest bit “ok”. As some have stated below it is extremely stupid not to contest the most likely illegal votes that gave basically a communist the victory. This site is appearing to be a potential disinformation site.
        They’re stealing elections and it’s recommending that it’s “good” because of what ?Mcsallys purity wasn’t up to snuff. That’s fucking stupid. I repeat again, they’re stealing elections and we’re letting them. But patience is a virtue or purity is the goal. Sure.
        Stop making excuses for accepting cheating and defeat.

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        • Successful Loser says:

          In 6 years when the next senate choice takes place, an incumbent McSally won’t be haunting the ticket. Who knows, maybe Kelly Ward will run again against an obvious code pink liar.

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      • logger says:

        More likely Sinema cheated her way to the top. Don’t be so quick to blame voters. But you can blame non-voters.

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        • SD says:

          I guarantee you she got in by illegals. Wait until they investigate CA

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        • Remington says:

          She was McStain Rev B….I’d rather have someone who I know is my enemy vs. someone who pretends to be supporting me but stabs me in the back (read McStain). Much easier to deal with the givens vs and “on again – off again” friend.

          Remember how it was the democraps plan to run young X mil guys who seemed “moderate”? How do we know the gope/uniparty didn’t implement the same plan with McSally?

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          • paulyho39 says:

            Thanks for these insights! It has helped me in my dismay of McSally’s loss…I did not really support her so much as wanted another GOP volte in the Senate! Grantee, she would probably not have been much different from McCain, so this perspective does help bring me out of my “doldrums”!

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          • @Remington– I get ya– I dislike almost everything about Martha McSally, but the one thing that she’ll do, unlike Kirsten Sinema, is McSally(R) will vote to approve President Trump’s choices of district court judges, circuit court judges, and Supreme Court Judges. Having as many Republicans as possible in the Senate will also help get President Trump’s Cabinet Appointments confirmed (Think permanent AG!) Even if you think Martha McSally is a giant b!tch and that she’ll stab you in the back sometimes; well, other times she WILL vote with President Trump. That’s something I can assure you the Kirsten Sinema(D) will NEVER DO!!

            Don’t think of either one of these women as your friend. They’re not. They don’t care if you are disappointed in them or not. But KNOW that one of them will NEVER vote the way you’d hope she might vote, for the next SIX years– and the other one may have not voted how you’d hoped she would every single time, but if she only voted Republican 40% of the time– that’s 40% more than the Democrat ever will!!

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      • frjas says:

        Except that if McSally won, she would have been a part of that Collins, Romney, Sasse, Murkowski circle, so no big loss. We are just in for a bunch of headache and disappointment. Leftists and their so-called “moderate” enablers are killing this nation!

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        • 4gypsybreeze says:

          How is it that everyone is talking about McSally being a RINO? She voted 99% on the Trump Agenda. Got slapped down by the media for saying that California should NOT be Sanctuary city because the illegals just come to Arizona. She also was in there with them helping with the Goodlatte bill. She also voted and pushed for the Military budget!

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      • AdamSelene says:

        I don’t know about that. Romney might be a squish, but I’m pretty sure he would have voted for Kavanaugh, and will basically follow McConnel’s lead.

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        • kiswa15 says:

          Romney wants to run again for president so all of his votes will be filtered through the lens of 2024.
          His break out won’t come until later for now I suspect he will be a team player.

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          • Liz says:

            Exactly, Romney would never vote in a way to not appear conservative on a Sureme Court Justice, never ever. His slimy behavior comes in other ways and on other votes. He believes he is destined to be president and will run again, just wait. Anyone voting against Kavanaugh in Utah would lose the following election by a landslide.

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      • AZ18 says:

        Please stop with the repeated “voters are stupid” meme. At least they voted. McSally lost by 32,000 votes and her voting record was not in line with MAGA.

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      • lemmus1 says:

        …I flat don’t give a damn whether or not McSally is a RINO …that issue was decided in the primaries …period

        …on the 6th, she was the only Republican on the Senate ballot …and yet she lost to an ultra-liberal wing-nut in a mid-term election where the Republican governor won going away …so more than enough Republicans went to the polls to elect both

        …reap what you sow …when the Senate fails to do anything that Trump needs by a single vote, look in the mirror …if you didn’t vote for McNally, that vote belongs to you …maybe she would have supported Trump, maybe not …but its damn sure that Sinema won’t

        …thank you for electing Sinema /s

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      • clairebee says:

        Which Kavanaugh vote are you talking about? No GOP senator voted against his confirmation. One voted “present” to offset a missing Senator, so she would have been the only “No” vote.

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    • chipin8511 says:

      The Left in America has been unable to win fairly in the arena of ideas. They also cannot compete in a meritocracy, like the American economy. So what’s a good communist to do? Well cheat of course.

      I won’t go into the mile-deep rabbit hole of the Obama presidency, which we may never fully understand as to its corruption and deceit, and damage to America. I’ve written on that before here: America’s First Black President Was Also The Most Corrupt In History.

      However, it has become obvious over the last two years that in order to regain power, and to push their destructive policies and ideology, the Left in the United States has to steal, commit voter fraud, ignore reality, lie, fool themselves, and attempt to fool others. The party is simply a massive criminal organization, no better than any banana republic or former communist oligarchy, only focused on maintaining power.

      It is also very obvious that the current younger generation, which has become enamored with socialism as a way of life, really has no idea what it is. They bash capitalism while talking on their iPhones, never thinking that a socialist society would never produce such a product. They are truly what Lenin called, “useful idiots”.

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    • RobinNAlaska says:

      I Agree. My parents live in Az. Went round and round with my dad about Kelly Ward. McSally
      would have been a McCain. 😩

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    • huecowacko says:

      It’s also interesting that SD used Romney’s name before he is even seated, i.e., we know what he is before he gets there.

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    • Gail V. Randall says:

      Thank you….I feel better about it now…We don’t need another Flake Fake….

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    • clive hoskin says:

      We here in Australia have had this sort of problem also.People who say they are”Independents”are turning out to be funded by OUR Labour Party,or getup,or the UNIONS.You don’t find out until they start voting.

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    • platoriusnepos says:

      Someone is floating the idea that McSally will be appointed in January to the McCain seat; are there no candidates left in AZ besides Never Trumpers?

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  2. I am 100 with Mr Sundance on this one.We no longer have deep state McCain and Flake but have Romney and an actual democrat. No different that in has been over the last two years from the Presidents perspective. It’s a wash. Hopefully the replacement for McCaskill will be a plus.

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    • Abel says:

      Well Larry youre wrong and well you’re most likely wrong again with hawley. He’s a puppet. Just haven’t figured out who pulled his strings. He’s a complete dolt. It was a big win to oust McCaskill though. So you are right on that.

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    • AZ18 says:

      Agree LP1. All these comments “voters are stupid” show a lack of understanding of how candidates make it to the top of the pile.
      The State and National GOP are an arm for the UniParty.

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      • margarite1 says:

        There’s a lot about this “two party” system I don’t like. They’re private entities out for their own benefit. Why would anyone give money to a political party that had signed a decree to not contest elections? But apparently this was just fine with both parties – one who benefited and one who didn’t want to talk about it. Look at what has happened to our country since then. We needed an entity that could fight hard for us and instead they mostly went through the motions to protect themselves.

        I don’t know what can be done about this…probably nothing. And maybe I’m wrong but this is the way it seems to me.

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        • AZ18 says:

          Agree they are well hidden lobbyists who are support by PACs. Ronna was gleeful about $$$ taken in by National RNC yet the “local” candidates discussed how they didn’t have money. Ronna stated RNC doesn’t get involved with selection or vetting of candidates prior to primaries. Not sure what they actually do.

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    • lemmus1 says:

      …Alrighty then!

      Larry says Sinema is the same as McStain or Flake …that electing her won’t make any difference vs electing McNally

      Alrighty then!

      We’ll just chalk every vote by Sinema up as a Republican vote where McCain would have voted Republican …we can do that, right? …Larry said we could!

      Alrighty then!

      …dear god Gerty, did every pubbie lose their frickin’ mind? …or just those who didn’t vote for McSally on the 6th and then come back here singing the MAGA tune?

      …way, way off-key, they are

      Alrighty then!

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    • AZ18 says:

      LP- local analysis of the race and why Mc Sally lost. IMO it is spot on.
      https://ricochet.com/572300/5-reasons-why-sinema-won-arizona/

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  3. Richard says:

    I really don’t understand why any Republican would ever issue a concession. Given the level and variety of fraud that goes on, no Democrat is legitimately elected. So don’t concede and file lawsuits, at least in any election decided by less than 2%.

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    • PNWLifer says:

      Uniparty member. Not a Republican in the sense you’d like to think.

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    • Grassleysgirl/Breitbartista says:

      Arizona border state with previous strong conservative values. Pivotal during tea party.
      Something stinks .

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      • frjas says:

        All those California refugees!

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        • 4EDouglas says:

          No one wanted Sally McCain…

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        • L4grasshopper says:

          Yep. Explains VA and Texas as well….Red states being the new home of liberals fleeing the consequences of liberal policies in their states, but bringing those policies with them.

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          • paulyho39 says:

            Yes! That’s what upsets me so much here in AZ! Why, if they are leaving liberal, leftist states, do they think bringing their leftist leanings with them is going to help? They only infect and destroy the state they are moving into…makes me angry!!!

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          • swissik says:

            It’s about time people come around to my way of thinking, ha. I’ve lived in CA for 60years and recall when it was fairly conservative including the SF Bay area/Silicon Valley. I recall the road signs in OR that someone had put up along 5 “Californians stay home” or “go home”, I am not certain of the exact words any longer. That was during the 70ties when VW bus caravans with the so called drop outs were moving north. OR hasn’t been the same since and neither will TX, AZ, NV, ID and probably others. These days it is just a different group of “idealists” taking their misguided politics to other states.

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        • Grassleysgirl/Breitbartista says:

          Yes, they invaded my state “Westworld ” Washington a long time ago.💔

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        • lemmus1 says:

          …for cryin’ out loud, it wasn’t Cali refugees …the Republican Governor won going away!
          …it was Pubbies who elected Sinema …period …live with it
          …the die-hards who just can’t vote for anyone not pure as the driven snow in their eyes
          …so they elected a hard left Marxist wing-nut instead
          …and come back hear singing their virtue to a MAGA drumbeat

          Alrighty then!

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      • Milo says:

        When President Trump finally builds the wall, he can leave a gap in the Wall at AZ border since the voters continue to vote for open borders. CA as well.

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      • AZ18 says:

        This is true… look at your LOCAL GOP leaders and the “change” in State party platform over last 10 years. Have we already forgotten how they fought against Trump getting the nomination?

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  4. NCPatrick says:

    Yes, I had so hoped McCain’s replacement would be a red clad conservative, but never felt the vibe from McSally. My brother lives in Tucson and never mentioned a word of support for McSally.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      It didn’t matter. Every Trump supporter and every other GOP voter should have voted for McSally, period. It’s incredibly myopic to think that a Senate or House race is about the individual candidates. Trump needed the majorities to get more good work done, and these stupid voters let him down. Primaries are when you can be fussy about your candidates. In the general elections, you vote straight GOP. Period.

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      • Coast says:

        How did this RINO get through the primary?

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        • Clearly the Republicans in Arizona are RINO, that’s how.

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        • MassConservative says:

          As I understand it, Sherrif Joe Arpaio running in the primary took enough votes away from Kelli Ward to leave McSally the victor. Whether deliberately (why I can’t imagine), or not, he was the spoiler. I wish now that Trump had waited until after this election to pardon him.

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          • 4gypsybreeze says:

            Here are the numbers from the primary.R- McSally 51.4% 196,542
            R- Arpaio 20% 76,517
            R – Ward 28.6% 109,105
            When you add the 76,517-Arpaio
            109,105-Ward
            total 185,622—-So even with Arpaio and Ward Votes – Mcsally 10K plus

            So no, Arapio was not a spoiler when you look at the stats!
            Why people are wanting to distort the numbers and say that Arpaio took votes, etc. and that is why McSally won the primary….I have no idea.

            Look at the AZ Central article about the Emergency election that Maricopa got after mail in ballots closed–and the other 11 counties did not get. Talking to people this morning—no one knew about it. Must have been one of those back page stories, etc.
            “Emergency” according to Maricopa County Recorder–was determined by the VOTER!~ You didn’t have to give reason–nothing. Just a walk in vote that Maricopa ( 60% of AZ population) was given.

            Az Central article 3000 Maricopa County ballots in limbo as Republican Party threatens lawsuit. Western Journal article Arizona GOP claims Democrat Election Official Destroyed Evidence of Ballot Counting “Irregularities”. Sorry I don’t know how to link.

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            • paulyho39 says:

              Wow! I live here and heard nothing about this!

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            • Electra says:

              Simply by running, Arpaio took the wind out of Kelli Ward’s sails. With his name recognition, all the press coverage went to him. A lot of conservative voters who didn’t want Arpaio (for whatever reason) didn’t even know about Kelli Ward. We’ll never really know how many votes she would have gotten had Arpaio stayed out.

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      • frjas says:

        Exactly! We recruit for and do our fighting in the primaries–and primaries are soooo crucial. But these days and in this environment, all Republicans need to adopt the voting practices of black Democrats for all general elections: 1. NEVER stay home in protest! We should always have pert near 100% turnout for every election. 2. No ticket splitting! NEVER, EVER even consider voting for a Democrat (even if it’s a personal friend–this ain’t personal, it’s war!) for ANY office–even dog catcher! 3. Do not waste your vote on third party or independent candidates. Like it or not, for better or for worse, we have a two party system. Suck it up and deal with it. Voting third party or indy is another form of “staying home in protest.” 4. No passing over voting for one particular Republican candidate you can’t stand. Go into the voting booth and reflexively pull the big Republican lever. You don’t have to think about it. You don’t have to “hold your nose.” You just need to be of singular purpose–the electoral extermination of the Democrats!

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        • railer says:

          “…we have a two party system.”

          Disagree. We have a Uniparty system, the existence of which is a fundamental precept that this website seems to understand.

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          • AH_C, Boofer says:

            True with regards to McVain & Mittness when they ran – with Trump, they should have done as Trump asked for, voting straight ticket. There’s like nearly 300K difference in the votes that AZ Governor got, compared to the Senate race. Unfortunately, enough conservatives couldn’t hold their nose long enough to vote for McSally.

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          • Tom McAllister says:

            In unvarnished reality, it is a two party system although not split between Democrats & Republicans. Politics is a superficial sideshow manifestation of the greater spiritual struggle between good and evil. The power-lusting, Deep State globalists are either anti-God or useful idiots in that cause. Put your Sun Tzu strategy hat on for a moment. You can’t make America great without God and despite our multitude of moral flaws, we are still the world’s best hope. If America falls, the whole world plunges into darkness. That’s the stakes. Trump, highly flawed himself (like all of us–we are all deplorables–Romans 3:10, 23), is pushing policies that are more favorable toward spiritual growth and Christian values. Given that agenda, then yes, try to get conservatives elected in the primary, but you have to support Trump via voting the Republican party in the general election. Politicians have become so tribal placing party above God and country that as frjas above suggests, no one should vote for a Democrat again as their loyalty is to a party platform that quite frankly has become anti-American. Once we remove the Democrats, we can then filter out most of the Republicans.

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            • railer says:

              You’ve simply repeated what that first guy said, that we’re working within a two party system and there is some distinction between them, so I’ll just repeat my response to the first guy. We have a Uniparty system.

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              • Tom McAllister says:

                No, there ARE two parties of good and evil, but it is a jungle primary and often times we are left with choosing the lesser of two evils.

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          • clive hoskin says:

            Railer,you are CORRECT.They take it in turns to get elected.WE have the same problem in Australia.There IS NO DIFFERENCE between the Liberal party or the Labour party.

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        • TMonroe says:

          And yet, people were busy talking amongst themselves on 64D chess matters they couldn’t affect rather than talking about ways to influence the primary process and then engaging friends and family on it. Kinda like how people bemoan the way society goes but don’t share their faith, content to talk amongst themselves. Not pointing fingers, just acknowledging that people need to act, even if there isn’t a perfect map out there on how.

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      • Milo says:

        I can only guess at the number of voters who prospered financially from our President ‘s actions and then voted against him.

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      • paulyho39 says:

        I have to agree here! Voters who view a candidate simply in a “single myopic” way…not looking at the larger picture…are the ones who doom any hope of GOP leadership and control..and doom our President to difficulties in carrying out his policies and agenda!

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    • Judith says:

      There are 50 states in the union. Apparently it is impossible to find at least one MAGA candidate in each, to primary these posers. What are the odds.

      The midterms were a YUGE wake up call. POTUS will need our assistance to MAGA in 2020.

      I hate to beat a dead horse but that clock will soon run out. If the Dimmies gain control of the presidency, that may be the last election we will ever experience as American citizens.

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  5. covfefe999 says:

    We MUST make the greatest effort to educate Trump supporters, they MUST vote straight GOP in general elections. Ronna McDaniel failed to convey that message, as did the individual candidates. Trump was the only one spreading the word. What a shameful party the GOP is.

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    • They don’t call it the stupid part fer nothin’.

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    • 4gypsybreeze says:

      Ronna….she is related to Mittens right? Wonder if she is Mormon. Guess where Sinema went to school–Brigham Young. Now, AZ does have a pretty big Mormon population. Guess that is all that some people saw-Brigham Young. Didn’t go down any further to see that not only is she a proclaimed bi-sexual – big with the LBGQTXYX-ers –but she is also a big atheist. She is the one who was having the witches coven thing…..

      Have already talked with a few people last night this morning. No one knew about the “Emergency” voting that Maricopa County had!
      Let me rile everyone up here. We didn’t get any emergency voting! See my post above for reference! Going to lunch in a nice diner where we have the Don’t Tread on me Flag, U.S.A. Flag and filled with the best of U.S.A.! Will warn everyone about Fox also!
      Just totally messed up.

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    • Judith says:

      It will help tremendously if we can primary out all these RINOS, so people can see that real change is afoot. We all know how corrupt this Congress is, down to the very last one. Not a one lifted a finger to help POTUS make recess appointments. And one vote was all it took. Not a majority. Just one vote was all it would take to break the unanimous nays. And voters couldn’t find that one guy.

      Assume it is all a big con game, and just start over. The time to plan for 2020 is NOW. No more election stealing. Get rid of all those Soros counting machines. What happened to Mike Pence. And no more RINO candidates.

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  6. Norman Franklin says:

    I am here today to eat crow. I was wrong, I was sure Mcsally would win even though she was a weak and feckless rino. It only gets worse from here as the republicans are owned by the same moneyed interests as the Dims. The only upside now is only a brain dead fool would believe there is a dimes worth of difference. Time for Trump to start a new party. Borders, language, and culture.

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    • MassConservative says:

      Starting a new party is a recipe for failure. He needs to take over the Republican Party, and he and the other MAGA patriots need to expose and expel the RINOs.

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      • Judith says:

        I agree: expel the RINOS and pressure the states to clean up their elections. Prosecute voter fraud. We need to pull together on this. There is no other way to save our country from the New World Order.

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    • lemmus1 says:

      ….great idea but look at the timeline …it literally takes decades to get a new party on the ballot in all 50 states …not going to happen

      …and we have too many RINOs in the Senate now who will be there past 2020 …no chance to primary them out in time

      …so pick our Senate targets for 2020 and focus on finding MAGA candidates “that can win” in every primary …and then, for Trump’s sake, vote for every single pubbie on the general ballot whether they were your first choice or not

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  7. tav144 says:

    Time to implement Thumbprint voter ID law or something. The fraud is off the charts.

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    • willvecchio says:

      Maybe its time to do away with every kind of voting except showing up at the local polling place on election day, and mark an X on a piece of paper.

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      • Judith says:

        Purple ink as soon as they step into the voting booth. And ID. That is it.

        Why is ID such a difficult concept. You can’t buy booze or cough medicine without it. Isn’t saving the free world just as important as buying sundries?

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      • lemmus1 says:

        …make Veterans Day election day everywhere …no early voting except for overseas military or posted civilians who can vote by mail so long as the ballot reaches the ballot address no later than 9 pm election day …no other absentee voting for any reason …keep the polls open from 9 am to 9 pm …essential services employers must give those on duty time to vote …Election Supervisors are held responsible for making it reasonably easy for every voter to vote in a timely fashion ….else, if you can’t show up on election day, you cede your right to vote …no exceptions, period

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  8. Elkman says:

    After reading many of the comments regarding the Dems making McSally appear to be the Democrat in their mailers and commercials, this is EXACTLY the same thing done by Polis in Colorado. If you were to review ALL of Polis’ commercials and mailers you would think Polis is DJT’s long lost brother. Big on small business, individual rights, etc. NEVER once mentioned his socialist ideas or extremely liberal leanings. And the Colorado Republican party and Bush family member Stapleton were completely silent. Stapleton disappeared exactly as Romney did the last month of 2012.

    Yes, Polis spent millions of his own money. But, it seemed as if the Colorado Republicans had decided early on to not even fight for the state. As a result the Democrats now totally control the state government of Colorado.

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    • KnowSERENoFear says:

      Peace Patriot. I live in CO. YUK. Oh well…I stay far away from Denver and keep my powder dry! I will say that the rest of CO seems to nullify Denver’s edicts. Remember what happen to state reps when Denver voted to ban high capacity magazines? (We voted immediately to remove 3 reps that voted for the bill and replaced them with true (R)’s) and then found loopholes in the law to keep our magazines) Screw Denver!

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    • swissik says:

      Oh Colorado, I forgot to include that state in my rant above. Many people I know left here in CA to move to CO over the past 20 years.

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  9. jack says:

    Sundance

    During the next 2 years , I wonder if you can make lots of Threads on HOW WE CAN not only expose FAKE NEWS, and ways the Deep State and Globalists are “fooling Americans”, but also create simple IDEAS/SLOGANS … that can counter the LIES of the MSM and Leftists.

    I think your site is pretty unique in the fact that you merge your sense of “GOD is in Charge of everything and is LOVE and WISE” and how we can pray and mediate to try to discern TRUTH from falsehood and deception in the area of politics.

    Now, you are trying to expose the falsehood’s and deception , and point us in the direction that does seem “healthy” for America.

    So, the solution would be to point out obvious Truth, and FACTS that support the Trump Agenda … and create slogans/pithy sentences/funny antidotes … that women/asians/blacks/hispanics/young people/ and usa citizens can easily understand, and point towards the “villains” who don’t have their bests interests at heart.

    How can we strip away the power from FAKE NEWS and get rid of the FAKE politicians.

    Many of us feel very uncomfortable voting straight republican ticket because we really don’t think that goes with our sense of TRUTH and honesty. It is a compromise position to elect people we know are against us. I feel dirty when I do that, my heart and soul does not like picking these people, now I did do that in 2018 mid-terms because you recommended that position (the lesser of 2 EVILS idea) .

    Now the Question becomes can this site create a way of being a “force” to “speak the Truth” and not compromise … and do it in a way that MSM can’t fight, because it is obvious TRUTH, so the MSM has to censure us, or block us, or discredit us … because it can’t fight our TRUTH, it’s self evident … but it will positively condition Americans to the Truth. Trump does this all the time in his Rally’s and Tweets.

    It would be nice if you were able to set up a meeting with Trump’s staff and gain access to Kelly or Trump or Eric Trump to see what you can do to help Trump. You could also be one of the “voices” he could listen to in some type of “round-table discussion on Media in this country”.

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    • Blind no longer says:

      I understand what you mean about not feeling good about the candidates..but that’s like saying you’re in the emergency room with chest, the blood work shows you are having a heart attack and need immediate care from a cardiologist. There are two cardiologists at the hospital, but you don’t like either one.
      Do you pick one or just say no way I don’t like either? What are your chances of survival without the lesser of two evils?

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    • Judith says:

      I don’t wish to offend anyone here, as I feel Sundance’s meticulous research is invaluable to the MAGA cause, but I agree we desperately need a more practical approach.

      While POTUS has managed to attract a wide cross-section of the population, including independents and democrat demographics previously untapped by Republicans, The Treehouse still advertises itself as a “ragtag group of misfits.” Why?

      If we are to gain MAGA ground, we cannot ignore the majority of the population who does *not* identify as such. In fact they ricidule us for it.

      Why would anybody visit a site to be denigrated and insulted? I can’t even forward Sundance’s amazing articles to the normies. You catch bees with honey not vinegar.

      The *tone* here must change if we are to find widespread, mainstream acceptance. Sundance should be heard far and wide.

      Love this Treehouse, but I identify with the sixty or so percent of the population that sees BOTH LEFTIES AND RINOS as a serious threat to our nation. So please, take off the blinders and fight ALONGSIDE President Trump, not try to lead him.

      Don’t act like Lefty snowflakes who need a safe space and can’t handle debate. That isn’t working and we will lose our country as a result.

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  10. ConservativeInAz says:

    I’m in Tucson. You can thank Joe Arpaio for splitting the Kelli Ward-Martha McSally vote in the primary. McSally is a Romney-Flake rino. Sinema had better ads and presented herself well. Even tho she is a kook. McSally looked like frumpy girl. I did hold my nose and voted McSally.

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    • 4gypsybreeze says:

      Look at the primary stats. If you combine the votes for Arapio and Ward = 185,822. McSally received 196,452. Even with both of them combined McSally was still 10K plus more votes!
      Also did you read about the “emergency” voting that Maricopa had on Saturday and Monday. Walk in –no questions asked. The VOTER determined that it was an emergency why they wouldn’t be able to vote on Tuesday! They just walked in and said…I want to vote. Mail in ballot deadline was Friday- but recorder said just come on by…you can vote…we won’t (and didn’t) even ask what your “emergency” is!
      The 11 other counties didn’t get that. Then Recorder Fontes mixed the “irregular” votes in with the rest. And…….I live here…did not know that five days after the election that votes could be fixed. You know, signatures verified over the phone, etc. Had a friend whose daughter in Maricopa got a call.

      Check Az Central article and also Western Journal for the stories.

      We was robbed!

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      • ivanthenuc says:

        I think that most people understand the numbers. I also think that most of us believe that had it been a straight up fight between a conservative and a uniparty RINO, then maybe the conservative could have pulled in 6000 more votes. The spoiler causes the conservatives to go at each other rather than going at the uniparty lib. With only one conservative running the conservative could then point out the libs flaws and explain to the voter that no, the conservative isn’t going to take away everyone’s healthcare or gov’t bennies and that the uniparty lib isn’t going to be able to give free goodies to everyone.

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        • Judith says:

          The spoiler is a time-worn, losing strategy in the RINO playbook. Can’t we primary the RINOS in 2020 and stop the bleeding?

          50 states and millions of citizens to choose from. We need more Donald Trumps to step forward.

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    • lemmus1 says:

      “I did hold my nose and voted McSally.”

      …thank you …sincerely

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  11. KnowSERENoFear says:

    I’ve worked with her. Dangerous! If you think she is any less socialist than her competitor, then you would be badly mistaken. In fact she’s worse – at least a socialist pretends to care for the masses. Not McSally – it’s all about her and power. Personally, I think AZ dodged a bullet and I hope will take the time to get a quality MAGA candidate for the next election.

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    • jack says:

      KnowSERENoFear
      yeah, I agree with you 100 percent.

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    • frjas says:

      Wow! Why do we have socialist progressives in the GOP?

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    • ivanthenuc says:

      Why wasn’t this widely known prior to the primary and election? How do these people get away with hiding who they really are from the voters?

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      • KnowSERENoFear says:

        Voters need to read up on their choices. My experience with her was in the military – and we prefer to keep our opinions to ourselves and allow voters to decide. Since they’ve decided, I’ve voiced my opinion of her. McSally is McEvil. As a Senator, she might have voted MAGA occasionally IF, and only IF, it benefited her directly. Which is why McStain’s clan did not back her – preferring to allow it to become blue to screw over President Trump from the grave. JMHO

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      • nccosmiccurmudgeon says:

        They don’t drop by here to find out what is really going on.
        They believe Fox is still on the “good side”.
        They listen to the “polls” and will not expend a few minutes effort to research/study anything for themselves. Just read the headlines and make a conclusion.

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    • lemmus1 says:

      …so you voted for the leftist wing-nut who will vote against conservative interests 100% of the time? YOU are the problem, not the solution.

      You repeatedly spread your anti-McSally propaganda here before election day. That is troll work for Sinema. It’s one thing to speak your anti-McSally mindset before the primaries …it’s quite another to do it before the general election.

      …I don’t know McSally personally …I do know you don’t reach 0-6 rank commanding an A-10 squadron without substantial personal capability and achievements …and I’m dead sure that in today’s military she didn’t do it on her back …and I also know it took a lot of cojones on her part to sue the DoD …and win …over their policy requiring all females serving in Saudi Arabia to wear the Abaja headwear …on that count alone she had my vote

      …I don’t know what your virulent personal problems with McSally are but I do know that few share them …it’s one thing to express strong political differences …we all do that from time to time …but your comments over the past month have gone far beyond that …and your answer to every question as to why was that you couldn’t say anything

      …I call bs …and thank you for electing a virulent left-wing ideologue who will never vote for any Trump nominee or legislation /s

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  12. OUkid75 says:

    Sinema ran a much better campaign, depicting herself as a warm, caring person, a problem-solver for vets and seniors who could work across the aisle for Arizona. McSally ran as a fighter pilot who wasn’t Sinema – nothing about positive things she would do. President Trump came here to support her, but she never indicated she supported him. There was nothing about about her campaign that would draw independentts or convince Democrats they should votevfor her. I am disappointed in McSally’s loss but not surprised.

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  13. emeraldcoaster says:

    Bottom line is POTUS asked voters to support McSally and AZ voters chose not to. Another impediment to the MAGA agenda. Too bad.

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    • amanda4321 says:

      I’m not so sure about that–I’m convinced our elections are rigged. I haven’t seen much popular support for any of the DemonRAT candidates–they can’t even fill a room.

      http://jimforamerica.com/computer-election-fraud-great-danger-to-our-future/

      “The realities of voting in the USA are so bad that I can hardly be surprised when many people can’t believe it at first sight. Three sinister, mega-election vendors, Election Systems & Software, (ES &S), Hart Intercivic, and Dominion (formerly Diebold) process 99% of our vote. 3000 of our 3141 counties in the USA hire one of these three companies. All the Secretaries of State and local election officials sign contracts that they will NOT look at the software that tells the computers what to do on election night. (!!!) — And they the ballots are taken away from the people never to be seen again in a timely manner. And — when key elections are challenged, the Boards of Elections are illegally destroying the ballot images, and sometimes the ballots”

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      • lydia00 says:

        Yes. Huge problem. This is a state problem and citizens will have to take it on. There is a growing push for paper ballots, no early voting and careful regulations on absentee ballots. That’s the backend. The front end is a birth certificate/proof of citizenship to even register. Here, all you need is a drivers license and every illegal has one of those. It will take a grass roots campaign in every state.

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      • lemmus1 says:

        …they tell you that the test calibration software validates the accuracy of their algorithms and the state election supervisors buy it …but the truth is that without access to the software code itself such validation is literally impossible …there are a million different ways to fake the calibration and still bias the results …and I’m dead certain that is actually happening.

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  14. triper57 says:

    We know how they manage these elections. Why let them continue? Cut them off at the knees.

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  15. 6x47 says:

    The upshot here is, a Sen. Krysten Sinema is slightly less likely to support President Trump than Flake was.

    Good article on why McSally lost: She ran a really weak campaign vs. Sinema’s energetic campaign.

    https://ricochet.com/572300/5-reasons-why-sinema-won-arizona/

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    • Remington says:

      More facts about sinema…I didn’t know, like Flake, she is a Mormon and attended BYU. ..and that’s the tip of the iceberg…have a look

      Kyrsten Sinema
      From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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      Kyrsten Sinema
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      United States Senator-elect
      from Arizona
      Assuming office
      January 3, 2019
      Succeeding Jeff Flake
      Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
      from Arizona’s 9th district
      Incumbent
      Assumed office
      January 3, 2013
      Preceded by Constituency established
      Succeeded by Greg Stanton (elect)
      Member of the Arizona Senate
      from the 15th district
      In office
      January 10, 2011 – January 3, 2012
      Preceded by Ken Cheuvront
      Succeeded by David Lujan
      Member of the Arizona House of Representatives
      from the 15th district
      In office
      January 10, 2005 – January 10, 2011
      Preceded by Wally Straughn
      Ken Clark
      Succeeded by Lela Alston
      Katie Hobbs
      Personal details
      Born Kyrsten Lea Sinema
      July 12, 1976 (age 42)
      Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
      Political party Democratic (2004–present)
      Other political
      affiliations Independent (before 2004)
      Education Brigham Young University (BA)
      Arizona State University (MSW, JD, PhD)
      Website House website
      Kyrsten Lea Sinema (/ˈkɪərstən ˈsɪnəmə/; born July 12, 1976)[1] is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Arizona’s 9th congressional district since 2013, and is the United States Senator-elect from Arizona. A member of the Democratic Party, she previously served in both chambers of the State Legislature, having been elected to the House of Representatives in 2004 and the Senate in 2010.

      Sinema began her political career as a Green Party activist before joining the Democratic Party and becoming a state legislator.[2]

      After her election to Congress, she shifted toward the political center, joining the conservative Democratic Blue Dog Coalition and the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus and amassing a center-left to centrist voting record.[3] Sinema worked for the adoption of the DREAM Act and campaigned against Propositions 107 and 102, two voter referendums to ban the recognition of same-sex marriage and civil unions in Arizona.

      Sinema won the Arizona Senate election in 2018 to replace Senator Jeff Flake, who declined to run for reelection, becoming the first woman Senator-elect from Arizona and the first openly bisexual person to win a U.S. Senate seat.[4] Sinema’s victory made her the first Democrat to be elected to the U.S. Senate from Arizona since Dennis DeConcini in 1988.

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    • lemmus1 says:

      …she lost because RINOs didn’t vote for her …look at the governor’s race where the pubbie ran away with it …more than enough Republicans voted to carry her …they chose to vote for Sinema instead …I define that as a RINO vote …the same ones who voted for McStain repeatedly in the primaries

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  16. CharterOakie says:

    Is voter fraud in Maricopa Cty not a possibility?

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    • 4gypsybreeze says:

      Yup! For one thing, Maricopa got the special “Emergency” voter days on Saturday and Monday that other 11 counties didn’t get. No “Emergency”…just walk in and say you wanted to vote in Maricopa. The VOTER determined that they would have an emergency on Tuesday and would not be able to vote…no proof needed.
      Then the Maricopa Recorder Fontes mixed the “irregular” votes in with the rest.
      And…did not know that five days after the election that if signatures didn’t max, etc. that they would call you and verify over the phone.
      I can go on and on!

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    • lemmus1 says:

      …it is not a possibility, its a certainty …but it’s the RINOs who elected Sinema who will not vote for any Trump nominee or legislation over the next six years

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      • rmnewt says:

        It is certainly the RINOs who nominated McSally so will give you the end state.

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        • lemmus1 says:

          …in my book, if you voted against McSally in the primary, great …but if you also voted against her in the general …you’re a RINO

          …we don’t eat our own, we have enough Dems doing that already

          …I’d have voted for Flake over Sinema …foul as he is, he did vote for Gorsuch and Kavanaugh when it mattered …Sinema won’t

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          • rmnewt says:

            Interesting that the term you use is “vote against.” I and many actually “vote for” people. With all the negativity I suppose its easy to look at the negative side of elections.
            To the point of my comment, the RINOs pushed McSally for a number of reasons. In our election phone calls (for Martha by the way), many republican women were turned off. Their lack of even semi-energetic support was a surprise to us but rather than conclude they were RINOs, we’re trying to understand why.
            Also, while this thread focuses on Martha, the GOP in AZ more broadly got trounced so its not just a McSally issue.

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            • lemmus1 says:

              …I think I made it clear that there were obviously enough Republican voters to elect the Governor …many of those same voters either voted Dem down ticket or didn’t vote …I’m responding mostly to those posts deriding McSally and using that as a viable reason not to have voted for her …she may well have not been a good pubbie candidate but voting for Sinema or “not voting” for McSally is, as I said, RINO behavior imnsho …even Flake or McStain would have been better than Sinema

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              • lemmus1 says:

                …curious if the emphasis McSally put on her military career actually turned off the women you referred to …that could be a key point going forward

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                • rmnewt says:

                  Agree, you’d think her accomplishments would attract women on the right, center, and left. There is a lot of head shaking here as we need to understand the vote split between Ducey and McSally.
                  The Senate choice couldn’t have been more stark, yet we lost. We need to go to school before the next go around!

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                • lemmus1 says:

                  …it’s your playground
                  …I know here in Florida, the Broward County ballot design made it fairly simple to miss the Senate selection if the voter wasn’t paying attention …I believe that was deliberate but simple incompetence could also explain it …but it made it very easy for perps to sort the cast ballots looking for those who had failed to select a Senate candidate, pull them, and fill in the Dem’s selection circle before recounting them …once done, there is no evidence trail remaining …normally I’d discount the likelihood of that but the history of such past actions by the Broward County Elections Supervisor says otherwise.

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                • rmnewt says:

                  Funny you should say that. We had an interesting discussion on whether or not the election officials or others would cheat the vote. Thinking of them individually it was tough to say yes, but when considering the broader group we concluded they would absolutely cheat especially if they think there is no penalty.
                  Your comment got to me go back and review the ballot. The Senate/house races are above the Governor’s race and all list the democrat first. Nothing conclusive. https://cdn.ballotpedia.org/images/0/0f/Arizona_sample_ballot_%28Pima_County%29.pdf

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  17. saywhat64 says:

    Suspicious that Maricopa County won it for uber-leftist Sinema at the same time the same county went wildly for both Trump and the Republican Governor.

    McSally won the vote that happened on election day by 17000+. Early voting was 1.46MM ballots. Parties – GOP 41.8%, DEM 33.9%,(+7.9 GOP). Yet somehow Sinema magically won the election by 40k votes only after counting the early votes???

    Trump won Arizona’s Maricopa county by 50k votes and that was with the Libertarian siphoning off 70k. Sinema wins as a non-incumbent AND a Green.

    Something smells very ROTTEN here…
    I’d like to SEE these Arizona ballots that marked Ducey for Governor and Sinema for Senate on the same ballot.

    100’S of thousands of Republicans voted for the Code Pink Marxist and at the same time voted for the Conservative Republican Ducey for Governor?

    C’mon !

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  18. MIKE says:

    Wow that was easy.

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  19. E.jay Miller says:

    Amazing that so many could understand that the election in 2016 was BINARY. You either supported Donald Trump for POTUS, or you were supporting the criminal Hillary. NO nuance allowed.

    Same is true in any lesser election–AZ Senator seat included. You either support Martha McSally, or you supported the lying, open-borders, Globalist, commie-in-socialist-clothing Sinema. NO nuance allowed. The “conservatives” and/or “republicans” in AZ dropped that ball. Arizona is on the GD border!

    This loss is much worse than anything happening in Florida or Georgia.

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  20. The Red Pill says:

    Utah, collectively, was naive enough to install Romney, thinking he is a “good guy”.

    True conservatives were NOT fooled and that is what forced Romney into a primary runoff. He should have been defeated there!!

    When the choice was Romney or a Democrat in the midterms, Romney of course was victorious.

    We need to pay more attention to primary voting, that is where these decepticons can be stopped!!!

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    • Matthew LeBlanc says:

      Give me a break. Utah got exactly what it deserved in the carpetbagger Romney.

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    • firstus says:

      not in colorado, they let dims vote in re-pubic-hairs primary, we lose they win, either way.

      conservatives understand & respect how integral the process is to the system, that’s not true on other side as evidenced by oHblahma yrs, if system burns down so much the better; simply isn’t compatible, unless more of electorate awakes we’re in that proverbial creek w/o a paddle.

      problem w clean out rinos take over is it splits slim or non-existent majority, we must focus attain power, produce results, win followers be they’re weak supporters, then work to boost philosophical understanding that conservative approach is preferred path since it delivers. When reagan was in position to do this on came alzheimer’s & rinos abused positions, crony politics rolled in & discredited efforts, – read my lips scrubbery on top of savings & loan treachery one of a thousand cuts, dims didn’t do that but it let clinton’s roll into town, ready to take it on to the next level of junk bond melt down, thank rubin. Who picked up that tab, taxpayers, while fat-cats made out laughing all the way from main st to wall st., crooks don’t care who sheriff is as long as they get away & rich doing it.

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  21. deplorable says:

    The republican money in the republican primaries went to McSally.

    There you have it. The GOPe would rather lose than have another MAGA candidate. They are petrified of a MAGA takeover of the party. GOPe turned against Kobach in Kansas too – I read Koch bothers supported his opponent.

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    • KimmyK says:

      The GOPe would rather lose than have another MAGA candidate. 

      I agree.

      I went to the John James rally in MI and heard from a pretty reliable source that the MI GOP pulled $$ from JJ that day to support other candidates!

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  22. railer says:

    I suspect that McSalley lost for the same reason James lost the Senate race in Michigan. The RINOs and their paymasters in Washington selected and funded their favs in the 2 primaries, both military pilots, waving around the uniform and talking happy soccer mom talk, eschewing MAGA and REFUSING to confront their opponent with hard MAGA fundamentals to put them on the defensive… and they both lost winnable races.

    Maybe someday the RINOs will clone JEB! and run him in every race across the country. There are K-Street lobbyists who’d probably pay for those elections, too.

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  23. 4gypsybreeze says:

    OK…going to go and get some people riled up here locally. Before I do though….as someone who does live in Arizona…for over 25 years…my input.

    First, check out the AZCentral article – 3000 Maricopa County ballots in limbo as Republican Party threatens lawsuit. And Western Journal article -Arizona GOP claims Democrat election official destroyed evidence of ballot counting irregularities. Sorry, don’t know how to link. And I would say probably more than 3K are questionable.
    Sum it up- Maricopa County is 60% of population. Recorder opened it up for “Emergency” voting on Saturday and Monday after the deadline for mail in ballots. No one had to give a reason why they would be having an “emergency” on Tuesday and would not be able to vote-no verification.
    Eleven other counties were not given that “emergency” status. Heck, most people don’t/didn’t even know about it!

    Then the Recorder mixed the “irregular” votes in with the regular….on and on. People here in my rural area…we don’t get newspapers! Probably 99% of the people don’t even have a clue of some of what happened!

    Arpaio did not cause any real damage. If you add primary votes of Arpaio and Ward together. McSally still had more than 10K votes. This is Trump country. And, if you look at McSally record she voted 99% for the Trump agenda. No reason that she lost except for illegal voting by snowbirds, Californians, and people in New Mexico. Look at the map…we are surrounded by the border and blue states.

    I also place this at the feet of Sessions. He posted article on having people here. Maricopa was one of the counties they were “supposed” to be monitoring. Guess the good old FBI strikes again!

    WE WERE NOT PREPARED!

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    • AZ18 says:

      Why did Ducey win Maricopa by 300,000 votes if it’s all fraud? Why didn’t McSally fight the results? Why couldn’t McSally carry her own District? Simema had a better campaign strategy then McSally. Please understand I’m getting ready for 2020 and only blaming it on potential fraud or Sheriff Joe is short sighted in my opinion. The AZ GOP is McCains and Flake GOP, not a MAGA GOP.

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  24. Ausonius says:

    Some commentators mentioned a Mormon vote against McSally, that over 10% of Arizona Republicans (i.e. Mormon Republicans) sat on their hands or voted for the DEM…because they do not like President Trump (cf. Romney).

    If, however, McSally was not really on Trump’s side, how does that figure?

    And the Republican governor of Arizona was elected by a W I D E margin: 56%! How do they end up with a Socialist/Communist as a senator?

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  25. Enki's Advocate says:

    To me, the point is, and will continue to be, voter fraud. Yes, McSally is a swamp rat but the repubs better be on this issue like white on rice or the whole country will end up communist. That’s not hyperbole. Thank God for PDJT, I’m sure he has a plan to stop this but he needs all the help he can get. You can send out as many people as you want to vote red, but it’s not the voters, it’s the one who counts the votes, as uncle Joe Stalin said.

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    • The GOP and even MAGA/Grass-Roots refuse to vigorously target the institutions that are destroying our nation.

      All of the below can be either litigated unilaterally or framed in “social justice” or “economic justice” type language and demanded as compromise to pass a Democrat house:

      – Student loans need to be discharged in bankruptcy and the onus of that deducted from the college AND DEGREE PROGRAMS where they graduated.

      – Lawfare needs to be waged via the Civil Rights Act against “social justice” HR department “diversity hire” and “racial sensitivity” programs which amount to nothing more than vilification of whites by race.

      – Disinformation needs to be fought by radically expanding libel laws to give any member of a slandered ‘group’ standing to sue. This would apply as much to Jews vs Daily Stormer as it would members of the NRA vs CNN.
      NOBODY should be subject to vilification via generalized slandering of their group identity.

      – New York Times Co. v. Sullivan needs to be law-fared to death. It was judged by a communist supreme court in the 1960’s.

      – Political black-listing is supposedly illegal. TIME TO LITIGATE on the “disparate impact” standard Obama set against Silicon Valley.

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  26. Nobodysfool says:

    Jeff Flake says Senator-elect Taliban ‘will be great’. Sure, she’ll shriek & protest, wear pink pussy hats to the Chamber Floor. Flake wishes he’d been man enough to do it. Dr. Kelli Ward would have been a better match but the McCain Regime picked a never Trumper because ‘ she is the only one that can win.’ Hey AZ, we r terribly disappointed in you. Terribly.

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  27. So, considering Romney is a Uniparty globalist, there’s at best a 50-50 split in the Senate. VP Pence will be casting a lot of tie-breaking votes.

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    • kinthenorthwest says:

      My fear is that they will most like be doing an impeachment. ON what I don’t know. However they are going to at least end up spending millions more money of our taxpayers’ dollars that should go elsewhere to help American people.

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  28. Darrell W says:

    I completely agree with Sundance. My young daughter lives in Tempe, Arizona. I did suggest to her to consider voting for McSally, but only because I saw her as the lessor of two evils.

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  29. kinthenorthwest says:

    Interesting post ….. Something just too strange in Maricopa County–Do believe that the Democrats overplayed their hand.

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    • BillRiser says:

      If there are so many Rep’s in Maricopa County why do you have a Dem in charge of counting the votes and a Dem Sheriff?

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      • kathyca says:

        There’s no doubt that there “are so many Rep’s in Maricopa County.” So I guess what you mean is, why did they elect (or not turn up to vote against) the dem Sheriff and county recorder? There are very good reasons (google Arpaio’s last run for Sheriff and what happened to the last recorder). Plus, the Sheriff ran as a moderate — not a Socialist. And no one really has ever paid attention to the Recorder’s office until Arizona “elected” its first Socialist. Also, they were both elected while people still thought Hillary had the POTUS title walking away. There’s more to it, but that’ll do for now.

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        • BillRiser says:

          G. Soros has moved all kinds of dark money into your state the last two elections, it looks like he is winning! I visit Phoenix once a year and it seems to me more and more voters seem to enjoy the cheap labor offered by the illegals while having there high walls around their house. Kind of a oxymoron!

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      • kinthenorthwest says:

        Maybe the same as what has happened in Broward…Not sure what is happening to our country, but do know that just a few seem to come into an area & then wham its changed. Never a large %, so I am not sure what is happening in America, but I don’t like it…

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  30. DesertRain says:

    Sinema got the vote from the very large population of John McCain supporters.

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  31. Sinema called for an end to name-calling at a speech in Meth Lab, Arizona.

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  32. Martin says:

    Well, at least we’ll know how Sinema will vote. Flake said “she’ll be great.” Not surprising, from his POV.

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  33. Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

    “Election day voting with a voter ID eliminates mismatched signatures, misplaced, lost in the mail, or even manufactured ballots that show up only when needed to pull a Democrat to victory.” ~ DJ Sobieski at AmericanThinker

    From the Democrat perspective the “Debacle of 2016” was a wakeup call to increase their ballot manipulation machine across the country. They fully intended to take back both the House and the Senate and it was only the MAGA voters who prevented that. The crooked socialist Democrats did manage to steal a number of elections in places like Wisconsin, Montana, W. Virginia and apparently now Arizona. They are currently working on robbing the majority voters in Florida and Georgia with the full support of their accomplices in the news media. When will it stop?

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/11/ending_election_fraud.html

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  34. Ryan Workman says:

    I spent ten years in AZ. While McSally is not my kind of Republican (neither were McCain or Flake), I cannot fathom how 350,000 Arizona voters chose to split their ticket and vote for a Republican Governor and a Marxist Senator. As mediocre a candidate as McSally was, her patriotism and record in the Air Force are without question. Conversely, Sinema not only disparaged her own state and voters, but offered treasonous advice for Americans to fight with the Taliban. I would call a vote for any candidate like that civically irresponsible. Given the shenanigans going on in Maricopa County I find this result very suspicious. Am I the only one with a hunch the media has been bloviating about Florida to distract from the election stealing going on in the West?

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    • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

      Yeah, something stinks in Phoenix. These crooked antics used to be contained to places like Chicago and Detroit. And for the record, the socialist Democrat is replacing the retiring RINO young Jeff Flake. Former Senator McCain’s seat is currently temporarily held by governor appointee John Kyl.

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    • lydia00 says:

      Most Arizonians I know say that Ducey is backed by McCain family. As I understand it, Cindy has a lot of political clout, still.

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      • I also believe that in the late-counted ballots the governor expanded his lead while Sinema made up her deficit AND got a 30k lead. That it total and complete BS! They are switching votes in Arizona and nobody is doing anything about it! If President Trump rolls over and tolerates this corruption I don’t know what to say because I will then be as agravated at him as I am at the GOP establishment!

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  35. Zippy says:

    Leftists soil their nests with their own socialist votes and then move somewhere else not realizing it was their stupid votes that soiled their last nest. Just as Ann Coulter warns in her great book “Adios America,” political demographic changes are going to make it useless for Reps to even bother to vote in national elections. The Electoral College saved us in 2016. Eventually, it will not.

    Colorado voted consistently Rep until 2004 and is now blue. Florida and Texas are next. The comments in parentheses in the quoted text below are mine.

    Thousands of Californians flocking to Arizona
    Aug 5, 2003 (note this is from 15 years ago)

    http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/news/thousands-of-californians-flocking-to-arizona/article_bbd53084-c097-5029-8bd6-583c94559c75.html

    They’re coming by the thousands each year from California, keeping the housing market strong in a weak economy and reshaping the culture and politics of the East Valley and the metro area.

    They’re also coming from Illinois (solid blue) and Washington (solid blue) and Colorado (blue). But about one of every three people moving to Arizona to stay are from the Golden State (super solid blue), according to a set of studies released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_states_and_blue_states#/media/File:Red_state,_blue_state.svg

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    • InAz says:

      My daughter works at a very busy retail store. She said that the majority of drivers licenses ( drivers license must be presented for every liquor and tobacco purchase) have been from California……they are moving in. We are in a very rural area.

      I would not doubt if these commie liberals were told to move to conservative states by their demi gods.

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      • 124andmore says:

        This is not a new phenomenon in Arizona. Remember, they re-elected rino John McCain again and again. He had an F score on conservativereview.com, as does McSally.

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  36. socalbeliever#infinite says:

    The AZ vote fix was in when Dr Ward ran against McSally – many c i a assets stole elections, incl this communist. Feminism implemented with the help of the c i a & code pink another likely brainchild of that corrupt nazi / m i 6 creation post ww2. Pray the Lord Jesus Christ grants mercies on His people & this nation in spite of the wicked rulers, pray for repentance & revival in the US, and may Father God Almighty protect and shield us from the evil to come. We must stand firm in Him & pray without ceasing while rejoicing in the trials & tribulations as commanded in His Word.

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  37. InAz says:

    The Arizona GOP is complicit in this loss, as is the RNC complicit in nation wide losses.

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  38. lydia00 says:

    One way to deal with this is never give to the RNC. Only to individual candidates. We can’t compete with open borders Koch Brothers. The RNC has not learned its lesson. Our candidates need better ground games. That’s us.

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  39. huecowacko says:

    Mark Levin said of McSally that she wouldn’t appear on his weekly FNC show because she didn’t want to be associated with nasty(my adjective)Conservatives. That’s no surprise to me, I thought she was suspect from the get go. Would she be better than Sinema? Probably so, but she might have been another Murkowski or Collins; or, worse yet, another McCain; so, overall, I agree with SD, no great loss. Besides she’s not a “fighter pilot,” she flew A-10s, A-10s are not fighter aircraft, they are attack aircraft—-just a technicality to correct the record.

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    • lemmus1 says:

      FACT …the Air Force Specialty Classification System does not differentiate between attack and fighter aircraft pilots …her AFSC was 11FX – “Fighter Pilot” and she commanded the 354th “Fighter” Squadron equipped with the A-10 aircraft

      …”just a technicality to correct the record”

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      • huecowacko says:

        Why is it “A-10” and not “F-10?” I was Marine Aviator, USAF can do as it likes.

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        • lemmus1 says:

          …lol …ask the Air Force, it’s a senior service and, as you said, can do as it likes …you said she wasn’t a fighter pilot …the AF says she was …if she flew Harriers in the Marines, you’d be technically right, but Marine Attack pilots die in battle just as easily as Fighter pilots …note that there are no A-35s in the Marines to replace the AV-8s, only F-35s, all flown by fighter pilots with same mission portfolios as the AV-8s and F18s they replace

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          • huecowacko says:

            In 1962 DOD implemented the MDS system of aircraft designation in which A designates “attack”(air to ground), F designates “fighter”(air to air)–USMC had VMFA which means fighter/attack, if you will, composite squadrons. Last I looked, USAF is a component of DOD, so i’m not concerned(don’t care)with the AF’s internals in which everyone is a “fighter” pilot apparently even helo or tanker drivers. I flew A4s and was an attack pilot, not a fighter pilot. She was/is an attack pilot as defined by her aircraft type and DOD designations; but, if the USAF defines all pilots as fighter pilots, that’s cool by me, but she’ll never be that in my mind, structured by 2 tours of Marine Aviation. I stand by my “technicality” remark; BTW, apparently I hit a sore spot with you, what is your skin in the game?

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            • lemmus1 says:

              …I look for accuracy and due respect for an outstanding military officer …the AF does not designate “all” pilots as fighter pilots …her 11FX AFSC is reserved solely for fixed wing A/F class combat aircraft command pilots …everyone is not a fighter pilot …your “technicality” remark is simply dead wrong …she was a fighter pilot as defined by the Air Force …what the Marines do is immaterial to her classification …my “sore spot” is the repeated attempts to denigrate her service accomplishments by stating she was NOT a “Fighter Pilot” as her service record clearly and definitively states she was. I don’t care whether you or anyone else like her as a candidate or not, she served honorably and deserves our respect on that basis alone. She rose to O-6 and commanded a combat squadron on the front lines in a hot war, the first woman to do either. In addition she confronted her command structure by refusing to wear the islamic religious female head covering while serving in Saudi Arabia …winning that right for every American woman serving in the ME. Having served in the Marines, you know just how difficult that is to accomplish and how career wrecking it would be. The repeated attacks here on her service record simply because she was not a winning political candidate demeans every veteran’s service, mine included …that is my “skin” in the game.

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  40. Very disappointed that the veteran McSally gave in and conceded to anti-American, Taliban supporter, Sinema. Maricopa County was said to be more republican and 60% of the states votes come from there.

    Tucker Carlson said something very revealing last night and that is that according to FiveThirtyEight, between 2000 and 2015, every single recount, statewide, that changed an election in Az, every, single, one, switched to the democrats favor after the recount. Those are Soviet numbers. I can only imagine how our country would be fairing today had the real elected winners, over the decades across our country, taken their rightful seat.

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  41. Doug Amos says:

    If we can get McConnell to follow Ryan out the door, all of this will have been worth it. As for Republican women, they should all take a look at Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachman.

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  42. frjas says:

    Interesting comments here. You Treepers from AZ, what say ye? https://ricochet.com/572300/5-reasons-why-sinema-won-arizona/

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    • rmnewt says:

      Negative Ad burnout: yes, gobs of money invested in pitching this drivel to those of us on the right. Women on the right were turned off which is not good. The message was also very shallow. Martha and the GOP needed a positive message on principle; however, that was tough given the lack of accomplishment in the House or a conservative belief on things like smaller government and family.
      McFlake hangover; not sure about this or the other factors listed. I’d say the GOP establishment doesnt align with the conservative voter as they push these non-conservative candidates.
      Perhaps the biggest factor they missed on this list is that illegal aliens can vote very easily. They can get a drivers licence and use anything with an address to allow them to vote. If these voters request an early ballot, illegal voting is then virtually impossible to catch and there is no downside.
      Finally, the media biases the election to the left. That may not have effected Ducy for governor, but its devastating for close races, nearly all of which went to the Dems.

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  43. Rachelle says:

    Sinema had tons of money behind her. Mailboxes were stuffed with multiple glossy ads for her. You couldn’t play a you tube video without getting still more ads for her. Still, she is less dangerous than McCain because she will be a minority on committees. McCain was in a position to cause lots more trouble.

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  44. Bud says:

    Pretty sure she is pegged to take Kyle’s seat…..is it not an appointment? No election, correct me if wrong

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  45. MAGAORBUST says:

    People seem to have a short memory. The Republican party is RIFE with Rinos and Never Trumpers. Trump had only been at this for two years. He has really helped flush them to the surface but there are still too many in the party. The biggest threat to the party is the enemy within (Ryan, Flake, Romney, Bushes, etc.). We need to keep cleaning house!

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  46. What a contradiction Arizona is……………..have they slipped away, or is this a temporary interruption. To think they had a strong pro border pro life governor just a few years ago.

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  47. Do we need to be thinking about organizing a major Spring March on Washington for 2019?

    We have an army of deplorables, is it time we deploy it to Washington?

    Instead of P Trump coming to us for a rally, we should go to him – in Washington?

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  48. MAGAbear says:

    As much as Illegal voting, RINO’s, GOPe, UniParty and Soros $ are a problem and responsible for some election losses, we have to look at the other factors as well. In this case, it appears that McSally lost for a number of reasons. Indy’s split their tickets, the McCain/Flake wing was vindictive, McSally ran a poor campaign, etc. The fact that Ducey won by such a big margin and McSally lost indicates that it wasn’t just illegal voting that was the problem (though in a close race like that could’ve been the difference). Illegals/demonrats aren’t ticket splitters.

    Still hard to fathom that Arizonians would elect a loon like Enema, even by a close margin.

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    • I don’t believe for a minute that in this polarized environment that the vote count tally reflects reality.

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      • MAGAbear says:

        But emergency voting centers are perfectly legit. 😉

        My bigger worry about losing this race is what may happen in 2020. Having that extra seat could determine who controls the senate after 2020, as you never know how the senate races will break then. Hate losing a race that was so winnable.

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  49. 1gr8dane says:

    McSally was not only a true blue RINO she was a sell-out too! As a military officer she is and will ever remain a complete disgrace to the US Air Force for turning her oath into a joke.

    Any combat vet would cringe at the thought of having a faker of her ilk watching their back – at the first sign of conflict she would throw up her hands and surrender or cower in a corner without ever firing a shot. She sold out the President, the people of AZ and the nation.

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