“I always have the view that the role of the state party is to elect Republicans to office. Period.”
Sen. Jon Kyl, as quoted in the December 7, 2007 Capitol Times regarding elected Precinct Committeemen, who took an active role in defeating the Amnesty bill he supported.
Ripping a page from his mentor’s book, Congressman John Shadegg (CD 3) has inexplicably endorsed Tony Bouie in the legislative District 6 House race. Bouie, a lifelong Democrat until five days prior to filing his declaratory documents, is deemed worthy of support against conservative Republican Carl Seel, because he will front for the open border business interests desirous of a continued flow of low wage illegal workers.
Dedicated conservative Rep. Sam Crump, seeking re-election finds himself in the middle of this unfortunate imbroglio .Both Crump and Seel are THE worthy candidates in this race. Rep. Crump has his very effective legislative record to recommend him. Carl Seel has been a tireless and active Republican within his district and the state GOP. His efforts have been recognized by his fellow Republicans who have elected him to leadership positions within the party.
The Arizona congressional delegation is quick to criticize Conservative PC’s for taking stances on issues vital to the country’s welfare such as border security. But they are not hesitant to endorse liberal candidates or erstwhile Democrats who campaign against conservatives in Republican primaries, particularly if the conservative’s opponent favors non-enforcement of our immigration laws.
The congressional posture remains consistent with opposition to Prop. 200 which required proof of citizenship to register to vote and access state benefits, as well as their advocacy of the misleading Comprehensive Immigration Reform, which amounted to de facto amnesty.
The delegation is heavily supported by the Arizona and Phoenix Chambers of Commerce which include businessmen desirous of low-wage illegal immigrant labor, such as fast food and construction industries. Coincidentally, the new chairman of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce just happens to be Andy McCain, son of….. well, you get the picture.
This same business clique is now set on destroying Arizona’s effective employer sanctions law via the deceptively named Stop Illegal Hiring initiative, promoted by Andrew Pacheco. Tony Bouie, the five-day Republican, so worthy of Congressman Shadegg’s support, was recently hosted at a fundraiser by fast food moguls Jason LeVecke and “Mac” Magruder. Pacheco’s wife, Jessica, formerly the lobbyist for the Arizona Chamber is now onboard with the Lincoln Strategy Group, the more palatably renamed Sproul and Associates, running the Stop Illegal Hiring campaign.
Trying to keep up with the spinning without suffering vertigo is a job for the most stalwart. Many are left to wonder why they even bother. Once the delegation wrings the get-out-the-vote effort from the diligent party workers, the Johns (McCain, Kyl and Shadegg) seem all too willing to dismiss the precinct committeemen who got them elected as lowly non-essentials — causing some PCs to echo that opinion in return.