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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) probably should have seen this coming when he decided to lie to the mother of a heroic mass-shooting victim.

Mayors Against Illegal Guns has released a new ad attacking Flake for his double-talk on expanding gun sale background checks. The spot features Caren Teves, whose son Alex was shot and killed shielding his fiancée during the Aurora, Colorado movie-theater shooting in July, 2012. Teves later wrote a letter to Senator Flake urging him to support a tougher gun laws, to which Flake replied “strengthening background checks is something we agree on.” Shortly thereafter, Flake voted against the Manchin-Toomey bill to expand background checks to cover all commercial gun sales.

Now Teves is calling the freshman senator out for his deception:

“The issue isn’t just background checks, it’s keeping your promise,” Teves says in the ad. “Senator Flake didn’t.”

After Flake voted against the Toomey-Manchin compromise, his approval rating plunged to an abysmal 32 percent, leading Public Policy Polling to declare him America’s least popular senator (for his part, Flake described his current standing among Arizonans as “somewhere just below pond scum”). The intense public pressure led Flake to publicly suggest that he could reconsider his opposition, although he has since shown no public signs of doing so.

The ad featuring Teves is one of three Mayors Against Illegal Guns spots criticizing Senator Flake. The other two can be seen below:

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  • docb

    Well done and deserved!

  • Fairplay4

    We need to elect a new breed of politicians. We need to get rid of the old bait and switch types who pander to those who can pull their strings.

    • bhaggen

      That would require a strong 3rd party & much smaller government! As the government grows so does the outside influence that corrupts it. Even though Democrats expand it faster than the Republicans; neither party finds it in their best interest to contract it. It happened to the Persian, Greek, Roman, & British empires. The U.S. is next.

      • Independent1

        Sorry but you’re mistaken. George Bush increased the size of government more than all the presidents since Teddy Roosevelt combined. Georgie added more than 2 million workers to the size of government to support his two wars (remember government includes the military) and programs he supported like the No Child Left Behind fiasco. In contrast, Obama has reduced the size of government over the past 4 years by more than 600,000 by getting us out of Iraq, winding down the Afghan war and actually going through many government agencies and getting rid of functions that really weren’t working (which downsized many agencies).

        • bhaggen

          No, I’m not; In reality, the president has been very bad on spending, debt, and deficits, but he has not been radically different than previous presidents.

      • townandgownie

        Independent1 is correct. What it requires is a stronger citizenry and people that can evaluate the performance of politicians and vote in such a way that discourages the sort of politician which Flake so epitomizes.

        You are the example as to why it doesn’t matter what politicians do when there are people such as you that can’t learn from history.

        • bhaggen

          Not really; historically speaking the president has been very bad on spending, debt, and deficits, but he has not been radically different than previous presidents. You’re dreaming. The 2 party system AND the lack of a national referendum, like we have in Switzerland, very much limits the choices of the citizenry. The Swiss PEOPLE voted against joining the E.U. That’s what makes Switzerland the ONLY true Democracy. “For the people; by the people” And every household has a SIG 550 assault rifle! Don’t lecture me on history you pitiful American! Oh, & by the way, Switzerland also has a huge surplus.

  • Bryce Babcock

    Senator Flake reveals himself not only as a LIAR, but as an accessory to mass murder! We in Arizona MUST get him out of the Senate ASAP!!

    • Independent1

      Unfortunately, that’s par for the course these days for Republicans – I haven’t seen one over the past 30-40 years which didn’t resemble the biggest LIAR on the planet.

      • David Greggory On Meet The Press This Morning Held Mitch The Bitch Feet To The Fire About All The Witch Hunting And Hearing Being Held Against Our President And He Flip Flopped His Way Thru The Interview And David Asked Him For Facts And He Said He Had NONE!!b LOL Then David Showed A Film Of McConnelly In 1986 Crying About Investigating Liberal Groups For What They Crying About The Investigation Of Tea Party Groups!! LOL Mitch The Bitch Said He Was Wrong Then But Now The IRS Is Wrong!! Huh These Bitches Can’t Have It Both Ways!! 🙁

        It’s Just More Do As I Say Not As I Do The GOP/Tea Party American Taliban Bullshit They Love To Spread So Well!! We Can Do It But Don’t You Try To Do It!!!! It’s All A Bunch Of BULLSHIT!!! Just A Waste Of Money And Time Running Down The Clock Putting This Country On Hold While They Try To Buy, Cheat, Lie, Steal And Gerrymander Their Way Into More Offices!! I Hope People Stay Awake And Really See What These No Good Ass American Taliban Members Are Doing To This Country And The People That Live Here!!!!

    • Flake Flaky Ass Is Not The Only One Who Needs To Go!!! There’s A Lot Of NRA, Corporations Koch, Brothers, Big Oil Owned No Good People In Offices That Needs To Get Voted Out Also!!! 🙁

      • While I agree with what you have to say, I have to ask, what the hell is with you capitalizing every word? That’s stupid and it’s as annoying as capitalizing everything. Learn to write correctly!!


          • ObozoMustGo


            Little moron, Fern, likes to use big curse words. SHOCKER!!! The extent of your vocabluary runs about as deep as a teaspoon.

            Have a nice day, moron! Do remain oblivious!

            “The difference between being stupid and being a fool: A stupid person at least has an idea about their own inadequacies. The fool is oblivious to them, and is more inclined to believe their own fantasies and lies as truth.” – ObozoMustGo

        • ObozoMustGo

          Ford, you and I do not agree on much politically, if anything. You and I have had some good dicussions in the past, though we disagree. But I can assure you that Fern is among the most stupid of the stupid on this site. It’s clear, with her/his (whatever IT is) capitalizing every word is an intended annoyance like a child that screams to get attention. Clearly, an IQ in the low double digits to single digits. Once you realize, Ford, that Fern is the typical Obozo low information moron, most likely typing on an Obozo provided computer, having an Obozo phone, and you and I paying It’s rent and food bill for her offspring of many different daddies, maybe you’ll start to reevaluate your political philosophy. Here’s to hoping that happens. [cheers]
          Have a nice weekend, Ford!

          • Your Mother Is The Stupidest Bitch I Know She Had Your No Good Ass Trolling Lying Ass!!! What The Fuck Are You Here For ASSHOLE NOBODY HER LIKES You Not One Bit You Just A Lying Koch Brothers ASS SUCKING STINKING ASS TROLL!! You Lying Little Pussy Ass Dick Sucking BITCH!! Have A Nice Death You Low Life Punk!!

          • You Had To Do More Dick Sucking To Earn Money Pay Your Internet Bill Explains Your Long Absence From National Memo !! LOL GO BACK WHERE YOU BEEN ASSHOLE LOOK DOWN NOBODY LIKES YOU HERE!! TROLL!!

          • Or having a big yellow horn, baggy white overalls with big puffy buttons, a ghostly white painted face, red painted eyes, and a red painted sad mouth; a big yellow wig and big red shoes like you, Bozo the Clown.

  • ObozoMustGo

    What a crock of crap! The fact of the matter is that the so-called “background check” bill was OVER EIGHT HUNDRED PAGES and contained poisonous provisions that essentially turned nearly every American gun owner into a felon. Further, it was left open to future determination what the definition of “mentally unstable” was. THAT IS WHY THE BILL WENT DOWN TO DEFEAT. As it should have. I’m shocked that any of those idiots in the Senate actually voted for it, except the Diane Frankenfeinstein leftist freak wing of the party, of course. Come to think of it, the vast majority of the DemonRAT party is the leftist freak wing of the party.

    Face the facts, if they were honest, the ultimate goal of the leftist freak wing on the DemonRAT party is the confiscation of all guns from Mr. and Mrs. America (to use Frankenfeinstein’s own terms) and abolishment of the 2nd Amendment.

    Have a nice day!

    “A free people ought not only be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.” – George Washington

    • thinkingstraight

      If you are going to quote Washington it would be nice if you found something he really said, instead of what you wish he said.

      • ObozoMustGo

        Of course Washington said it. Look it up, dope! You can find it in many places.

        Have a nice day!

        “The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” -Thomas Jefferson

        • Seems that Obozo is the “dope” here. If Obozo could find someone to read history for him, he would find the actual quote is: “”A free people ought not only to be armed but disciplined; to which end a uniform and well digested plan is requisite: And their safety and interest require that they should promote such manufactories, as tend to render them independent on others, for essential, particularly for military supplies.”
          —George Washington’s First Annual Message to Congress (January 8, 1790)

          The Washington quote did not say anything about “…sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.”

          • ObozoMustGo

            Little do you know Ford. The fact is that Washington made many statements about personal liberty and God given, unalienable rights, among them the right to keep and bear arms. After all, he assembled a rag-tag army of men who BROUGHT THEIR OWN ARMS, to fight against what was the greatest power in the world at the time. Besides, the quote you offer makes my point that much stronger. Thank you for your help, unwitting as it may be.

            BTW…. it’s a Bill of RIGHTS, not a Bill of needs.

            Have a nice day!

            “Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people’s liberty teeth and keystone under independence … From the hour the Pilgrims landed, to the present day, events, occurrences, and tendencies prove that to insure peace, security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable . . . the very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that is good.” – George Washington

          • Lying Little Pussy Ass Bitch GO TO HELL And Have A Nice Death ASSHOLE!!!

      • idamag

        These phony quotes are par for bozo. For months he posted a supposed quotation from a foreign newspaper that was false. If I wanted to find a website that supposedly had proof that people should only eat M & Ms, I probably could. Some of the racism bozo has let slip, I wouldn’t be surprised if that person is a member of the KKK.

      • He’s A Lying Clown And Just Another Racist Troll His Name Says It All , Just Like Flake Name Tells On Him!!!

    • cmb

      800 pages? What a stupid lie to tell! Sen. Toomey posted the text of the Manchin-Toomey bill HERE. Having no credibility whatsoever I’ll just condemn your post as the waste of time that it is. Despicable lies and ignorant bullying taunts may impress the uninformed T-bagging haters but I suspect you are in the wrong forum.

      • ObozoMustGo

        cmb… I stand corrected on the number of pages. Sorry, that’s the disater of the “Immigration Bill” that is 800 pages. M-T is about 50 pages. But the number of pages is not nearly as important as the content. And it is the content that makes the bill a disaster by NOT defining what is so-called “mentally ill” and by criminalizing the act of a buddy loaning a shot-gun to a friend. Once you cut through the legalese and start putting real world scenarios to it, you realize that nearly everyone can be classified as a felon pending some bureaucrat’s future interpretation. THAT is what is wrong with this bill and why it did, and should again, go down in defeat.

        Either way, we all know that it will never pass the House. Obozo and the DemonRATS know it, also. The plain truth is that this bill is nothing more than a future campaign issue that Obozo seeks to use in his attempts to take over the House and have full and unchallenged authority to continue ripping America apart and driving us into a Euro-Socialist model. The whole damned thing is a ruse, and only useful idiots and morons on the left actually believe this bill would go anywhere. Republicans would be well served to NOT play into Obozo’s schemes.

        Have a nice day!

        The Second Amendment: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a FREE State, the Right of the people to keep and bear Arms, SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED [violated].”

        • Sand_Cat

          You need to “stand corrected” on a lot more than the number of pages.

          You’re still a useless idiot, and always will be, every day!

        • Lisztman

          Sorry, Bozo. “But the number of pages is not nearly as important as the content.” By that measure your posts should be zero length because there is no content worth measuring.

          • ObozoMustGo

            No sheet, Shirlock! It’s the content that sucks. It’s not ONLY about background checks. If you read the bill, especially the parts on transfers and “mental illness”, then apply some real world scenarios to it, you realize that this stupid bill will criminalize a massive number of law abiding citizens. THIS IS THE PROBLEM WITH THIS STUPID BILL!

            Have a nice day, dope!

            “The gun control crusade today is like the Prohibition crusade 100 years ago. It is a shared zealotry that binds the self-righteous know-it-alls in a warm fellowship of those who see themselves as fighting on the side of the angels against the forces of evil. It is a lofty role that they are not about to give up for anything so mundane as facts – or even the lives of other people.” – Thomas Sowell, Guns Save Lives 4/3/13

    • AdamMos

      Cmb just kicked your ass again on this site. When are you going to learn Bozo?

      • ObozoMustGo

        Not so fast Mo… see my response to cmb.

        • Your Response To Cmb Ain’t Nothing But Another Lie You Are One Useless Lying Asshole !! Go Troll Go To Hell!! And Have A Nice Death!!! Scum Ass Troll!!!

    • latebloomingrandma

      Senator Feinstein is a class act, and always well prepared. There is no comparison to her with the Cruz and Rand Paul types who just give forth ideological opinions rather than facts, and are just interested to get on the news rather than do the work of solving problems. Agree or disagree with Sen. Feinstein, but she is an actual statesman and does not deserve your childish name calling..

      • ObozoMustGo

        lgb…. Frankenfeinstein is one of the biggest socialist leftist freaks in government. She should imprisoned for treason for violation of her oath to uphold the Constitution. In fact, ALL DemonRATS in the Senate should be imprisoned for the same.

        Have a nice day!

        “The gun control crusade today is like the Prohibition crusade 100 years ago. It is a shared zealotry that binds the self-righteous know-it-alls in a warm fellowship of those who see themselves as fighting on the side of the angels against the forces of evil. It is a lofty role that they are not about to give up for anything so mundane as facts – or even the lives of other people.” – Thomas Sowell, Guns Save Lives 4/3/13

  • Bill Butler

    I care about any person who is killed by a mad man. There are a lot of mad men and mad women out here. You can run all the background checks you want but the insane and those who kill without remorse will always have guns to kill with. I was stationed in Germany back in the 70’s. The Baader-Meinhof Gang was the beginning of terror attacks. In Germany Guns are well regulated, made no difference, they had them anyway.

    Background checks? I am in Florida and had to undergo a background check for my concealed weapons and firearm license. I passed the check. However if some of the provisions in the bill had been passed I might not have. Why? Because I am a 100% disabled Vietnam War Vet and you all know we are crazy, right? Of course not, that is not true. Look, people who are insane murderers kill people. They will do that with whatever they can and even guns may be used. Pain suffered by those left behind and the shear terror we all feel when we think about those little innocent children at Sandy Hook makes us all want to do something. Let’s not do the wrong thing. I wish had an answer to stopping a killer before they kill. No one has that answer, no one and that is the frustration we live with. That is reality people. All this said we do need politicians that are leaders and not term seekers to get pensions. Term limits get us back to basics. Private citizens going to Washington for four years, serve the country, and go back home to live with the law they pass. Politician control is what we need, not gun, car, boat, husband, wife, birth or any other controls, IMO.

    • The issue at hand is that Sen. Flake agreed with the mother to get her off his back and then turned around and did the exact opposite when a vote came up: nothing more or nothing less.If every gun owner is so upright and innocent then he/she has nothing to worry about when it comes to a gun check!!

    • Term limits is not necessarily the answer: Senators and Representatives just can become lobbyist and therefore became a part of the problem not a part of the solution. Same chapter different page!! Do you exactly realize what it takes to get a candidate to run for some offices? Did not think so!!

      • Barbara Morgan

        There should be a law that prevents anyone that has held public office be it Federal, State or local office from being able to become a lobbyist for 20 twenty years after they leave office. That will cut their influence and friendships with office holders down big time. Also if there are term limits members of Congress won’t have time to bcome real buddy buddy with lobbyists and a change to keep hurting the Country if that is what they are doing. There would be more people running for public offices if it didn’t cost so much to run a a campaign to try and get elected. Get rid of the Corporations are people thing, replace the laws that govern today’s elections and pass ones that actually limit how much money can be contributed and how much can be spent to run for office. In other words make it where you can run for Congress no matter how much or little money you have. Our forefathers never meant for people to make a career out of being in Congress, their idea was for someone to hold office for a FEW years and then step down to let someone else hold office.

    • Mikey7a

      First, thank you for your service to our Country. Now, I agree that a killer will find ways to kill, or at least I agree they will TRY. That being said, please go read this webpage. More people are Murdered with Guns, than ALL other weapon types combined! It is long past time to try to curb the ever growing number of firearms in the US. I think Background checks are a start, but not near what is actually needed.

    • So how many babies did you kill before they got you?
      Semper LIE!

  • Just another GOP Idiot …..That party smells from the top down in all directions….After all what party in their right mind would take MONEY FROM THE KOCH BROTHERS…and Listen to a proven liar and fool like Karl Rove !….HELLO…..!

  • Robert

    Another sorry example of our representation in Congress. Maybe his name says iti all

  • Shows men like Flake think through their wallets instead of the other…

  • ococoob

    He is what his last names implies, a total FLAKE!

  • FAIRFAX, VA—Saying that he embodies the organization’s core values and beliefs, members of the National Rifle Association elected Aurora, CO mass shooter James Holmes as their new president Monday, sources confirmed. “Mr. Holmes is not only a powerful symbol and advocate of Second Amendment rights, but he’s also a high-profile gun owner himself,” said NRA member Tyler Paulson, 46, who claimed he could think of no one better to lead the group through its current challenges than the man who shot and killed 12 people in a Colorado movie theater. “The fact is, Mr. Holmes isn’t afraid to stand up for what he believes in. We support James Holmes 100 percent and are excited to see where he decides to lead us going forward.” At press time, Holmes and NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre were spotted laughing with one another and shaking hands during Holmes’ visiting hours.

  • tax payer

    I never go to public places such as a movie theater because have you seen the people they hire? Teens that look at you like they are better than you, so what are they doing picking up popcorn off the floor?