Not a single news report detailing GOP win in nation’s 4th most populous county
The silence was deafening as the state’s largest newspaper — the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) — decided to wage a blackout on the Maricopa County Republican intra-party election of officers. On Saturday, the conservative stalwarts known as Team LaFaro easily trounced their establishment challengers in the election for party leadership 53.35% to 46.61%.
Finally, days after the fact, with no news report forthcoming, columnist Laurie Roberts stretches and yawns out a column. She‘s so vexed over the fact that the her entire pack of RINOs lost, that she misspelled “Dekookificiation” — the word she has banked on to dismantle what she terms “kooks” within the AZ GOP. Her misspelling closely resembles “asphyxiation,” a sure-fire indication of the lack of oxygen reaching the brains of Roberts and her liberal cohorts.
Roberts disparages the Republican precinct committeemen who voted overwhelmingly for the Team LaFaro, and calls the winners “Team Crazytown.” She also claims the Maricopa County Republicans must “moderate some of their hardline positions in an effort to begin reaching out to Latinos.”
Apparently in her blinding rage, she missed seeing the Hispanic winner of the position of Second Vice Chair, Jose Borrajero — who won not because of his ethnicity, but because he is highly qualified, respected and a conservative award winner. Isn’t that as it should be?
It must have been the fact that Borrajero defended SB1070 in numerous TV appearances both in English and Spanish and helped expose the misuse of Republican Victory Funds against platform Republicans that set Robert‘s teeth on edge.