AZ Republic shills for McCain

Daily mocks aggrieved GOP PCs as “zealots” and “griping GOP faction”

When well over a thousand elected precinct committeemen of a political party assemble for a yearly county-wide mandatory meeting, it’s noteworthy. When the gathering of the officials are Republicans from Arizona’s most populous county — Maricopa — which includes Phoenix within its borders, that would ordinarily insure news coverage. But when the assemblage voted by a hefty 1,150 – 351 on a formal resolution to censure Arizona’s Republican senior senator John McCain, the state’s reliably liberal newspaper was uncharacteristically silent.

 The censure resolution began with these words:

As leaders in the Republican Party, we are obligated to fully support our Party, platform, and its candidates,” the formal censure resolution reads. “Only in times of great crisis or betrayal is it necessary to publicly censure our leaders. Today we are faced with both. For too long we have waited, hoping Senator McCain would return to our Party’s values on his own. That has not happened.”

The meeting which included the extraordinary reproach of McCain was held on Saturday, Jan. 11. At long last, on Thursday Jan. 16, the newspaper’s editors were finally able to pull their jaws from the ground and address this stunning rebuke of their favorite “maverick.” Since far too much time had elapsed for the issue to be addressed as a news item, they resorted to the editorial page in an attempt to wallop the elected committeemen, identified by the newspaper as “zealots,” and a  “griping GOP faction.” The editorialist goes to the mat with the term “practitioners of blasphemy politics,” in an attempt to give cover to McCain, described as “put to the stake” by [his] own.

Such a verbal assault of dedicated party activists, who put their values to work on behalf of countless candidates and issues, is contemptible. However, it irrefutably identifies who the adamant McCain supporters are.

Know this. They are not mainstream conservative Republicans.

13 Responses to AZ Republic shills for McCain

  1. G. Garner says:

    I feel for all the Arizona Repubican party! I too have been so disappointed in Mr. McCain and am very sorry I voted for him. His time in Vietnam must have clouded his mind I guess. You would think he would not like to see our country fall into a communistic regime!

  2. Matt DeGennaro says:

    Maricopa County Republican PCs are to be commended for their bold actions against this weasel who has stuck his thumb in Arizona’s eye far too often. The newspaper takes up for him because he runs as a Republican but votes as a Democrat. From the liberal Arizona Republic’s perspective, what’s not to love? He’s a radical amnesty promoter, which has long been the Republic’s rallying cry. What I’d like to know is how legalizing those who disrespect our laws and refuse to acclimate to our way of life (replicating barrios in the neighborhoods they move into) helps the United States and her citizens? Unemployment is high, jobs are scarce and we don’t need competition for the ones that become available. John McCain has refused to acknowledge the high costs of benefits to illegals and the escalating crime rates that follow these so-called “immigrants.” McCain and his fellow traveler Jeff Flake are doing all they can to devastate American citizens and increase the ranks of the Democrat Party in the process. I’d like to know why their allegiance is not with us?

    • East Valley PC says:

      I was at the meeting where the censure vote was taken. It was a pleasure to have the opportunity to participate in such action against John McCain. As others have said, I only wish Jeff Flake’s name had been included on the censure resolution. Both of our Arizona senators are RINOs. It was good to see that such an overwhelming number of PCs are finally frustrated enough to send this strong message with the vote against McCain.

      • AZ WI says:

        Both of our bozo US Senators must be replaced. McCain is a pathological liar and a warmonger, and Flake is a McCain puppet stooge and dummy

  3. Army Of One says:

    Even with all of the desperate help he received from McCain and Kyl, Jeff Flake barely squeaked into that senate seat against former US Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona. Remember, Flake won by a slim 3 points! The final election percentages were 49.2 (Flake) to 46.2 (Carmona).
    I’d bet another match up would have Carmona in that senate seat. Most Republicans would rather have Democrats acting as Democrats than Republicans voting with and acting as Democrats. I will no longer vote for RINOs. The ‘lesser of two evils’ argument doesn’t fly with me anymore.

    • Kimball says:

      I’m a conservative and live in the East Valley. I know Jeff Flake, which is why I did NOT vote for him. Those close numbers show I was not alone. I’m hoping a solid conservative challenger takes him on when he comes up for reelection. As a first term McRINO I believe he’s exceedingly vulnerable.

  4. Frankly Speaking says:

    For the Arizona Republic to ignore something of this magnitude, shows exactly where they’re coming from. Sarcastically mocking the precinct committeemen was uncalled for, but not unexpected.

  5. ZOO says:

    Has the Republic raised McCain to biblical status – who was a victim of “blasphemy politics?” Was McCain censured after “winning” due to the “catastrophic introduction” of Obamacare? This indiscernible jib jab is a model for desperation.

    This should only strengthen the poor opinion that the MCRC has of John McCain. The state’s leftist rear rag engages in damage control and refuses to report the events of January 11th as “news” (the state’s only network-related source to do so) then cuts and pastes together a incoherent “editorial” in his defense while demonizing his accusers. The Republic stands firmly behind McCain, which almost defines him as well as the censure itself.

    • Fed Up says:

      I agree that the Maricopa County Republican Committeemen were correct in taking the bold action against McCain they did.

      The AZ GOP State Committeemen will be meeting a week from tomorrow (Sat. Jan. 25th). Count on the fact that nothing of the sort will take place there. Arizona GOP headquarters is owned by the McCain, Flake and establishment honchos. I never go near the place anymore. None of these people represent me or my family….they only represent their own inflated egos and illegal aliens.

  6. John Hawkins says:

    There is an old saying: Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. That is why I read the Az. Republic every day. I want to know what my enemy is up to. Why anyone would choose illegal aliens over American citizens, I do not understand.

  7. AZ WI says:

    The AZ Republic is so bias towards McCain it stinks! They have a reporter named Dan Nowicki that has his head up McCain’s behind 24/7.. No wonder why nobody reads the Republic anymore.