The REAL Doug Little: 23 executive orders? “It really wasn’t that big of a deal”

Abortion, illegal immigration: “Extreme issues driving people from the Republican Party”

It’s doubtful any conservative state committeemen need persuasion regarding the GOP State Chairman’s election on Saturday.  But if any fence sitters require more information to make an informed choice, we provide it here.  Not by rumor and innuendo, but with actual spoken words.

On Tuesday night there was a candidate debate in Pinal County. When the discussion turned to the 23 executive orders recently imposed by Barack Obama restricting firearms and ammo, listen carefully to the views expressed by Doug Little. He said, “Well guys, …I‘m sort of torn here, ‘cuz I want to get you revved up…but it wasn‘t as bad as we thought.”

That‘s right.  Doug Little says of Obama‘s gun grab, “It really wasn’t that big of a deal.”

For him, it wouldn’t be.  After all, he’s a tactical weapons trainer. He makes his living by training the SWAT guys he talks about in yet another video.

But that’s not all. Doug Little makes it clear he wants to change the Republican Party.

Doug Little says, “People leave the Republican Party because they can’t stand the tone. Because they don’t care about some of the extreme positions that certain people take. We have to change the message…I want people listening to what we have to say in an environment where people are not in their face about something like immigration or something about abortion or some other contentious or divisive issue.”

Then ask yourself why high profile conservatives statewide are lining up behind Robert Graham.

This is Robert Graham.

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36 Responses to The REAL Doug Little: 23 executive orders? “It really wasn’t that big of a deal”

  1. Westnash says:

    I don’t know anything about Doug but don’t find his words alarming. His words are those that might actually win if spoken by a national Republican candidate. Circle the wagons talk will continue to be a loser…unless it is in fundraising circuits!

    • Ellsworth says:

      Of course you don’t find Little’s words alarming. I’ve read enough of your comments to know you veer left. Abortion and illegal immigration are fundamental issues in myriad ways.

      • Westnash says:

        Yes, abortion and illegal immigration are important issues. One seems to have been decided by the court and one is still open. I was speaking about the 23 Executive orders comment.

  2. NotADem says:

    Completely unbelievable that he doesn’t think Obama’s executive orders are a big deal. He is not the right person to lead the AZ GOP. I hope Robert wins this weekend!

  3. rj says:

    A choice between a chameleon and a charlatan. I’ll not be voting.

  4. CD9 says:

    I find Doug little has no understanding of the American psyche. He actually tries to tell us the 23 Ex Orders are not bad. Anytime a President tries to circumvent Congress it’s bad. I will be voting, I will vote for Robert.

    Now you need to get his blabber on Immigration, he calls us extreme. He really understands Arizona.

    http://www.american freedom by barbara She has it there.

    • Blackbeard says:

      Doug Little expounds on what divisive issues immigration and abortion are right here in the second video. He’s a RINO exposed!!! My bet is Robert Graham wins by a substantial margin.

  5. Fed Up says:

    For over a month I have been reading all the blogs on the Chairman’s race. I have gotten emails and emails from both sides. I have gone to two meet and greets and two debates. Tuesday’s debate was a farce, I think Little was either given the answers or practiced for days and days on how to answer questions and lie.

    I have heard him talk about the so-called threat to his family, he dropped his family the other night, the threat was to him now. He actually said some one from the GOP told his staff about the threat, but the fool repeats it like he was there. Do we really want a person who repeats heresay as gospel elected to any office? I heard him say the 23 Presidential Orders were not too bad, I live in Casa Grand he stumbles around and has no stage presence.

    There was a Meet and Greet at my friends, they are too funny. One gives a MnG for Doug, the other gave a M n G for Robert. It was for the same people to get acquainted both Candidates. I can tell you at the two debates and after the two M n G’s Robert won hands down. The consenus was the same, Doug Little was unprepared to lead, you were excited with Robert, and very down from Doug. Robert is an executive with Aministrative experience, while Doug was a computer Salesman.

    • Seeing Red AZ says:

      The reason your comment was held in moderation is because we have another long time commenter who has already been using the name “Fed Up.” “Attila the Hunny” is also taken. Otherwise, you are only limited by your imagination!

  6. Grandpa Joe says:

    Doug Little says, “People leave the Republican Party because they can’t stand the tone. Because they don’t care about some of the extreme positions that certain people take. We have to change the message…I want people listening to what we have to say in an environment where people are not in their face about something like immigration or something about abortion or some other contentious or divisive issue.”

    I say you are WRONG and your attitude on this significant topic is exactly what conservatives are trying to remedy. What “extreme positions” do you refer to??? Right to Life? Enforcing the rules of law? Second Amendment? Our Constitution? Bill of rights? Party Platform?

    I, and other CONSERVATIVES like me, will not allow our next State Party Chairman to fall into this pitiful, apologetic state of mind. Not on our watch!!!

    In reality, people who have left our party for exactly the opposite reasons! People have left our party as a result of our core principles being compromised, by RINOs who just don’t understand. These people who have left our party do not go out and join the Leftist/Socialist/Progressive movement. They are not in the middle – as claimed by the Lame Stream Media.

    They are watching for Republicans with the conviction to stand up for our core values – NO EXCUSES – and not cave in to the media drone of “why can’t we just come together.” These frustrated conservatives are actually not in the middle at all, but are on the conservative side of many RINO candidates who are compromising our conservative principles, “reaching across the aisle” and making deals that violate our Constitution and our platform.

    Many of the conservatives who have left our party in the past will come back in large numbers if we can represent our core conservative values in strong, accurate messages and if we have Republicans who will actually STICK TO OUR CONSERVATIVE PRINCIPLES – NO EXCUSES. (Did you notice how Romney became so “safe” during his last weeks of campaigning – when he had several large opportunities to deliver stark contrasts between Marxism and Conservatism? His positions did not please conservatives, many just stayed home in disgust.) (Remember?)

    There is nothing wrong with our message, our principles, and our core values. The only issue is to find strong, brave conservative candidates who will be consistent – show the courage and conviction – to stay strong. No room for RINOs – no “reaching across the Isle” and no more “trying to get along” – we are losing our Republic, drip by drip.

    Sorry to see that you don’t qualify as a supporter of our conservative cause Mr. Little. Sorry to see that your positions will actually be the cause of further erosion of our core principles at a time when we desperately need to wave our flag, rally true conservative to our Core Principles, and begin the defeat of the leftist/socialist/progressive.

  7. MacBeth says:

    The Republican Platform addresses both illegal immigration and abortion. It appears Little is either uninformed or unaware of what and whom he should be relating to. This guy is a real little winner.

    • Kent says:

      Doug Little has no finger on the conservative pulse. Why would that be? Maybe because he isn’t a conservative! MacBeth, who has a clear understanding of the Republican Platform addresses the issue better than this fool of a candidate. Doug Little is in the wrong political party. He turned left when the rest of us were turning right.

    • Pima Pal says:

      Did you really mean “little winner?” I’m more tempted to change the second and third letters a bit, adding an “e.’ He sure doesn’t know his audience. Doug Little sounds like a run-of-the-mill liberal to me. After watching his major disconnect in the videos here, I’m even more happy to drive up from Tucson to cast my vote for Robert Graham. Thank you for including this excellent and informative post! Good job!

  8. Arizona Conservative Guy says:

    With these comments, it appears that the race (such as it was) has ground to a halt. Doug Little has dug himself a hole too deep to climb out of. If he calls illegal immigration and abortion “contentious or divisive issues,” he simply doesn’t have an understanding of what the Republican party that he wants to lead in Arizona, stands. for…namely adherence to the rule of law as contained in our Constitution, and the sanctity of life as contained in scripture and the Constitution: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness….”

    It’s over Doug. Go home.

  9. 1776 says:

    To get the true measure of a man get him really drunk or get him really mad. In Doug’s case it was the second option, Doug’s dreamed-up use of some nebulous “threat” was very disappointing if not alarming as to how he might act as Chairman. On the philosophical side, Doug has made a few good points in the debates but they were the easy ones. He’s too new to conservative politics to understand where we really are relative to the marxist/Leninist direction the Libs are trying to take us. As described in other posts above, he appears to have bought into the leftist hype about conservative “extremist positions”. As Rush says, “…conservatism properly explained, cheerfully proclaimed, wins every time…” The predominant sentiment of the average voter that I encountered during the campaign was the “not a dime’s worth of difference between the Parties” and “A pox on both your houses.” Doug left me feeling that his Chairmanship would propagate moderation down from above, not conservatism from the grass roots up.

  10. Atilla's Hunni says:

    All of these posts is why I keep returning to SeeingRed. Now go to Sonoran Alliance and look at Russell Pearce’s letter.

    I know all you fine conservatives witll agree with him.

  11. Capt. Marvel says:

    This is quite an exposé of who and what Doug Little is all about. He sounds just exactly like my very liberal neighbor who has an Obama/Biden sticker on his back bumper and never misses an opportunity to tell me that Republicans are fools for supporting life issues and wanting to secure the border.

  12. Night Owl says:

    Let’s hope these issues will be brought up on Saturday. Why is Little running as a Republican? He perfectly articulates all the liberal views. He needs to get in the other party. He counds just like them.

  13. Through Sleet and Hale says:

    I am curious and perhaps someone can answer some of my questions regarding the up coming GOP State Chairman Race and all these RUMORS that I keep hearing from Lynne Breyer and her AFA:

    1. Just who is the AFA “TEAM” she blogs under? or is it really one person (Lynne Breyer herself) projecting Saul Alinsky (“Rules for Radicals”) Rule # 1… “Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.”

    2. Perhaps you or the “team” ought to live by the standards you have set forth as listed on your website.

    3. How have you verified the “rumors” you are reporting as fact or are they just unbridled attacks on those you oppose?

    4. Is it true Lynne Breyer you had to be removed as Chairman of the Greater Phoenix Tea Party Patroits and when you refused to leave the police had to be called??? Oh, my….

    5. Do you really think you speak for ALL the Tea Parties, or are you just giving the impression you do as the moderator or the “team” of the AFA?

    6. Is it also true you are a candidate for Secretary of the AZ State GOP? Glad we got to vet Lynne Breyer before Saturdays important vote.

    I find it rather sad when Alinsky “Rules for Radicals” are being attempted by a supposed conservative Tea Party member against people in our own party. Forget about your nasty tactics we won’t fall for your negative behavior.

  14. Observer says:

    Doug Little sounds very much like the two-faced John McCain, who promotes himself as pro-lfe when it’s politically expedient. But remember him telling Chris Wallace that the Republicans need to back off the pro-life issue? Doug Little sounds just like the McCain / Wallace interview. I knew it sounded familiar, and it just came to me!!

  15. Atilla's Hunni says:

    Through Sleet and Hale, that is the same Lynne Breyer. She has made trouble for whoever disagrees with her, she has tried to destroy two Tea Parties at this point. She has the gaull to ask and activist what people are saying about her. Oh Please, most never mention her, she is not worth the air she breaths. But disagree with her and see what she uses the AFA for. I now put her on spam, and I hope many more do the same, I am also calling for the Tea Party membership to leave that organizations.

    She suspened me because I do not support Doug little, she uses her members as pawns in her battle to control the rest of us. On her front page it states she does not endorse, she has broken her own rules, she changes what she wants with no opposition. Vile nasty woman.

  16. Westnash says:

    In today’s Politico, there is a picture of a grinning Gabby Giffords in a story about Gun Control. This is what the AZ conservative Republicans should worry about. The press is making her into Saint Gabby and she will soon be running for higher office. It is important that the Republican party, who is usually without a clue, formulates a plan soon for Governor and Senatorial candidates who know how to speak and win and not look like blathering idiots or country club car salesmen. Or you will wake up and have Napolitano, Giffords, and Sinema in your major elected offices and can just change the name of the state to California-East.

    • eubykdisop says:

      Who should be the Republican candidates for Governor and Senator, Westnash? Conservative minds want to know!

  17. Westnash says:

    I have heard the name Alinsky more times in a month or so on SRA than I ever heard in my life, being touted as someone important and infiltrating the minds of Republicans. In actuality, were it not for he and Obama being “community organizers” Alinsky would just be a nobody, except maybe in Berkeley or Boston. All of Alinsky’s rules and writings and 50 cents won’t get you a cup of coffee. The real radicals are Sinema, Giffords, and Napolitano.

  18. Atilla's Hunni says:

    Oh Westy,

    Alinsky is very well known in Liberal circles, they read him like the bible. You can not get us unfocused or chasing our tails, we understand the threat and are united on staying on message to fight the Liberals.

  19. Doc says:

    So, I’ve reserved comment for a while. I’m glad SRA got re-instated…whatever THAT was all about…I attended my YAVGOP mtg, & helped vote out the Barrett crew…KNOWN R.I.N.O.’s & mccain supporters.

    BUT my inexperience bit me, & I didn’t run for a STATE COMMITTEEMAN Post. I did vote for (“not more than 66″ per ballot rules) the YAVGOP Conservatives I know, tho for this position. I’ve been in contact with them, & while I can’t control their actual votes, have asked them to support & vote for Robert Graham.

    Most of my reservation has been due to the sudden apperance of R.I.N.O.’s here. I’m all about spirited debate. Really. But I’ve learned that while you can lead a horse to water, ya’ can’t make it drink. So to these folks may I say this: If you READ the Republican Platform, The U.S. Constitution, & the Bill of Rights…Really Read Them word for word, then you will better understand where we Conservatives are coming from. THEN, if you REALLY wanna’ get into it, read the Federalist Papers. If, after reading these documents, you still desire moderation…you can lead a horse to water…

    • Seeing Red AZ says:

      Welcome back, Doc!

      Euby, the conservative of the two warriors decided to take leave, which is regrettable since he provided reasoned balance.

      So glad you were able to bring some sanity back to the Yavapai County leadership. However, it’s a shame you didn’t run for State Committeeman. The AZ GOP needs committed conservatives like you voting tomorrow. If you can influence others who will be participating, we hope you’ll tell them Robert Graham is the guy to support. We hear a smear campaign is brewing.

      As to our brief absence from the blogosphere, that was due to an error on the part of WordPress, which has assured us it will not happen again.

      • Doc says:

        It is an HONOR to be back, SRA, & Fellow Conservatives! Apparently, Euby & I were/are on th’ same wavelength….again. I have been here every day…just not posting in order to avoid getting myself into trouble. I find myself having little patience for charlitans & moderates.

        This is my first term as an actual “Elected” Precinct Committeeman. I was “appointed very early on in the last election cycle for my Precinct. So, just shy 2 years of experience under my belt, I didn’t know how to get on the State Committeeman ballot. THAT won’t happen again. Meanwhile, I’ve contacted the State Committeemen I know & urged them to please consider Mr. Graham when they vote, & after last August’s debacle, warned them of a possible smear campaign against a Good Man.

        Again, it’s good to be home…

      • eubykdisop says:

        I have taken a leave because of the refusal of SRAZ to ban the known disruptive Liberal troll “Westnash”, and because you chose to characterize my refutations of his propaganda as a “ruckus” while being concerned about “personalizing comments” and “overly long comments”. Let’s keep the record straight and accurate, SRAZ.

        Dump Westnash, as you should, because it is the right thing to do in a Conservative blog, and I’ll be happy to post here again, if that is what you would really like to see. It’s up to you.

  20. Westnash says:

    Since my name was mentioned, I will respond….seems only fair.

    Euby is BACK, and of course not with a comment on the thread but a slur against another poster! It seems he wants to lay down a market to SRA that people actually want his posts.

    As mentioned, I have heard the name Alinsky more times in a month or so on SRA than I ever heard in my life, he being touted as someone important and dangerously infiltrating the minds of Republicans. In actuality, were it not for Alinsky and Obama being “community organizers” he would just be a nobody, except maybe in Berkeley or Boston. All of Alinsky’s rules and writings and 50 cents won’t get you a cup of coffee.

    The real radicals are Sinema, Giffords, and Napolitano.

    • eubykdisop says:

      I see you haven’t left. Pity!

      Since you’ve thrown out the Alinsky bait again, trying to get a reaction, as you always are trying to do, I’ll give you what you are looking for!

      “Barack Obama is also an Alinskyite. Trained by Alinsky’s Industrial Areas Foundation, Obama spent years teaching workshops on the Alinsky method. In 1985 he began a four-year stint as a community organizer in Chicago, working for an Alinskyite group called the Developing Communities Project. Later, he worked with ACORN and its offshoot Project Vote, both creations of the Alinsky network.”

      “In 1969 Hillary wrote her 92-page senior thesis on the theories of radical Chicago organizer Saul Alinsky.”

      “When Hillary graduated from Wellesley in 1969, she was offered a job with Alinsky’s Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) in Chicago. She opted instead to enroll at Yale Law School. Nevertheless, she would maintain her allegiance to Alinsky’s teachings throughout her adult life. According to a March 2007 Washington Post report: “As first lady, Clinton occasionally lent her name to projects endorsed by the [IAF]…. She raised money and attended two events organized by the Washington Interfaith Network, an IAF affiliate.”

      So, as always, you’re wrong. Both the President of The United States and the current Secretary of State are both Alinskyites of the highest order and have been tearing down America for the past four years following Alinsky’s methods. Please, Westnash, tell us again, just one more time, how inconsequential Saul Alinsky is! Pretty please!

      And in the interests of further dispelling ignorance, here’s an enlightening article you can read to “get your mind right”:

      “Saul Alinsky’s son: “Obama learned his lesson well”

      “Judi McLeod Tuesday, September 2, 2008″

      “In Artful Dodger style, Barack Obama, plays down his mentorship with Communist author Saul Alinsky. But Alinsky’s son, L. David Alinsky, credits Obama for “learning his lesson well” from the Communist guru.”

      http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/4784

  21. Westnash says:

    I bow to Euby’s knowledge of Alinsky and Joe McCarthy. Better also study about the Luddites and get that lesson across to the Arizona Republicans. But back to the thread…..Read the 23 Executive Orders and see what they mean, lot’s of nothing but publicity. Gifford’s is one that should scare you though, because she can raise the money, cry on demand, and win an election against any Luddite.

    • eubykdisop says:

      Let me shoot a hole in your theory, Westnash. Mary Rose Wilcox was shot where her brains are a long time ago and she hasn’t gone on to higher office. Now how do you explain that? ;-)

      • Westnash says:

        Maybe it was the time or maybe she didn’t have the quest for power that Giffords has. Gabby’s self publicity machine is greater even than Napolitano’s and that is saying something.

      • eubykdisop says:

        Ummm… it was a joke, Westnash! Wilcox was shot in the gluteus maximus. You know, the “behind”!

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