McCain suffers another defeat at hands of grassroots Republicans

It’s been reported that the conference call to discuss support operations for the GOP Victory Plan of the 2010 election cycle took place earlier this evening. This is the one detailed in this previous post, and crafted by the McCain/Kyl surrogates and “stakeholders.”

The proposal was to take a vote on the adoption of the draft plan, something that never came to pass, since the general consensus was opposed to even voting on the measure due to concerns about its legality. Voices were raised against the scheme proposed by McCain’s campaign manager Shiree Verdone and former state GOP chair Mike Hellon.

A motion was then offered that a new committee be formed to be headed by Republican State Chairman Randy Pullen and the GOP State Treasurer Timothy Lee, to include representatives who would speak for the state executive committee and actually represent the grassroots, since they were excluded from the original plan.

That motion passed by a unanimous vote.

26 Responses to McCain suffers another defeat at hands of grassroots Republicans

  1. Ricky Lujan says:

    Nice work AZ GOP Executive Committee. Now, which names voted for this McFiasco? I want to know how I am being represented by my State Executive Committee! How did each representative vote? Where does that get published? Aren’t I entitled to see how I am being represented on important issues before my AZ GOP?

    Conservatives have the momentum going into Jan. 16th elections. Here’s a 3rd Party for McStain and his RINO friends – Democrat Light.

  2. purist says:

    The vote was unanimous to go back and work on a new plan – one more from the bottom up and not the top down Ricky.

  3. Night Owl says:

    Who are these people to think they are able to wield absolute control over the rest of us? No wonder people get apathetic.

  4. Ricky Lujan says:

    Unanimous? Oh, so it was more of a discussion than it was a vote? I know there are some dedicated McCain fans on that committee. I can’t imagine them voting against any McPlan.

    Sounds like the McTeam did the grassroots favor here. They didn’t get their way. They made us more vigilant. And they got us talking politics on New Years Eve Eve.

    Thanks again John, Jon, John and Flake.

    • purist says:

      Ricky, there was a lot of discussion and some really good points raised. The primary point is this: The vote was unanimous to go back to the drawing board. Everyone who raised concerns were not happy with the top down approach in the draft plan and wanted a bottom up, read grassroots, approach. Every issue Committee members raised were written down and will be taken in to account for the next draft. It wasn’t about conservative or liberal, it wasn’t about RINO’s or purists, it was about the approach and the lack of grassroots. That was the point I took away from the discussion anyway.

      Now that so many have the plan, instead of moaning & complaining about Verdone & Mike Hellon’s attempt to control the state party, which obviously did not happen, why not read through it with a fine-toothed comb and send your comments to the AzGOP hq? That is what the grassroots is all about isn’t it?

  5. V. Garcia says:

    Kevin Gibbons, Tony Bouie, Lisa James, Jerry Brooks, attempted theft of State Party control. The Establishment is on a real cold streak.

    Grassroots-Up. How many times do we have to tell these elitists?

  6. DeAnn says:

    Now, what do we have to do to prevent this from happening again? What do we have to do to let the RNC know that we won’t be told who we have to support in order to get money. They need to listen to us and we DON’T WANT McCain.

  7. Time Machine says:

    Want to know why John McCain and Shiree Verdone are made for each other? Come back with me in my time machine to 1993 and the AzScam bribery scandal of the Az legislature when Shiree Foster was known as the blond bombshell who hooked up the buyer with the seller. Indicted but not convicted. Read all about her exploits in the book, What’s In It For Me.

    Kind of reminds you of John McCain and the Keating Five Scandal. Shiree and John have honed their cut throat political skills over decades. A political team more suited for each other would be difficult to find. But be careful Shiree, John’s knife is sharper.

  8. Kathy says:

    Awesome Pullen & Lee!! Looks like McCainesty & Kyl are shakin in their boots & will try every backdoor deal (amnesty) & tactic to try to keep their seats. We need to show them the door!!!

  9. Doc says:

    I’d like to chime in here & say that:

    1st, in my opinion, Ricky Lujan is right, & these insidious ba$tard$ did us a favor. But we need to make sure that the Party Executives know that they answer to US, NOT the incumbants who LIED to us.

    2nd, again, as I’m knee-deep in a learning curve, I default back to contacting the local Party Headquarters & throwin’ a fit! Night Owl, Man I’m right with ya’! At CD-1 HQ, Their EARS are gonna’ bleed when I’m done! (Figuratively speaking…)

    3rd, I’ve said this before, & get no response; These “representatives” have violated their oaths. Why haven’t legal actions begun? Or, am I off base?

    Lastly, on another thread someone typed about RNC Chair Steele being in cahoots w/mccain, & removal of the Republican Platform from the website. I’ll be yelling @ Party HQ about THAT indescretion as well. Who th’ Bloody Hell do these…uuuhhh…R.I.N.O.’s think they are? Or, am I again, off base?

  10. DeAnn says:

    You are totally correct, Doc. We can’t take this quietly.

  11. Carl in LD19 says:

    McCain needs to go. Hayworth is probably the only guy that can pull this off.

  12. Vince says:

    Carl: I agree and would correct you only to this extent JD is not “probably” the only guy who can pull this off. He is IN FACT the ONLY one of the current crop who absolutely can do it.

    What a pleasure it would be to see Arizona’s version of the liberal Tom Daschle get the same boot in the rear. It has been done and can be done again. We all have to commit to helping make it happen. Getting rid of McCain will require commitment from those of us who have been giving lip service to our disgust. If JD runs, we have to help him collect his signatures and work to make this dream a reality.

  13. Ron Harders says:

    Thank heavens for very large favors. Let’s make sure we dump McPain. Contribute to JD’s legal fund TODAY.


  14. DeAnn says:

    I’m ready to help. Run, JD, run.

  15. MacBeth says:

    So am I, DeAnn! We need to each make a pledge to ourselves that we absolutely will do whatever we can to help this good man if he decides to run. He is our best hope to rid AZ of the great manipulator and vengeful McCain. I like to think of J.D. as a gift.

  16. DeAnn says:

    I just hope that gift announces soon so we can get started.

  17. Chris Simcox says:

    Always interesting watching how the party concept works in real life. Eight months of campaigning around the state tells me a whole lot more than any of the phony polling game being played by the media using J.D. and the party.
    Money won’t buy this election.
    Independents including firebrand Republicans will vote 40% for anyone on the ballot other than McCain in the primary. I will be on the ballot and certainly will not drop out if JD gets in.
    When you folks are ready to help we are here
    simcox on Twitter
    Chris Simcox on Facebook

  18. Easton Kelsey says:

    I am the grassroots replacement for Flake who is being groomed to take McCain’s place eventually. Flake is on the same page as McCain on amnesty and Carbon Taxation.

    What have these guys done to voice our OUTRAGE at the extreme administration attempting to employ the Cloward Piven Strategy, ie, the destruction of the middle class!

    Please support me in taking back the House of Representatives and getting government BACK on the side of the people as our founding fathers intended.

    Please see my website and consider helping me as I take on RINO Flake.

    For the Cause,

    Easton Kelsey

    A United Vision

  19. John Rosado says:

    I want to thank the votes that defeated the 2010 committees’ of business as usual proposal. The current establishment must learn that they were elected to represent us NOT rule us.
    After looking at the responses I see no mention of either of the two candidates that are running against McCain. That is Jim Deakin and Chris Simcox. Jim Deakin has the signatures to be on the primary ballot. I know that JD Hayworth is mentioned a lot, but he, as of today has NO signatures. He also has a large legal debt to retire. So we cannot count on him running.
    As a grassroots group and at grass roots level we need to get behind and support one of these guys. I am supporting Jim Deakin because I know he has been out there pressing the flesh for some time. People are remembering him. He has the support of most of the Tea Party members. Tea Parties are growing fast and you NEVER see John McCain or Jon Kyl at any of them explaining their SH-AMNESTY support, or there McCain- Feingold support.

  20. Barbara Espinosa says:

    Regardless of how much money McCain has raised it is time for him to exit left and leave the Senate to a conservative who will listen to “We the People” an defend the Constitution. He has burned the Constitution and ignored his oath of office “I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.” This oath is mandated by Article VI of the Constitution and its text is set by statute (5 U.S.C., Sec. 3331).” It’s time to elect a conservative. Replace McCain

  21. Buffalo Rick says:

    All out efforts MUST be maintained to dump McCain! He has crossed the line into dictates and has forgotten why he was elected in the first place. To represent “WE THE PEOPLE! Don’t represent us? We show you the door!
    As a Rep. PC, I see it as my mission!

  22. Tom Westbrook says:

    JD == McCain 2.0

    He voted for the unpatriotic act, supported the war into Iraq.

  23. Scott says:

    I am a little confused. Can someone tell me how I should look at Mr. Pullen? Is he worthy of our support as it appears we gave him?

  24. Liberty4U says:

    When in doubt vote them out. No more McCain!

  25. Another LD11 PC says:

    To Scott,

    Randy Pullen does a job and he does it pretty well. His job is state party chairman. He has a lot of “stakeholders” (he he) to deal with.

    Is he perfect? No. Is he a great state party chair? Who knows. There are changes I’d like to see certainly.

    How does he rate compared to the last 3 state party chairmen? A 1000% improvement.

    How does he rate compared to all of the state party chair candidates over the past 5-7 years? 1000% better.

    Until we’ve got a better candidate with a demonstrated track record, I have to stick with Pullen.