AZ and MC GOP: Grownups in short supply

In what appears to be a badly timed ongoing saga as crucial 2016 elections approach, the competing egos and general disarray within the AZ and Maricopa County Republican Party leadership is setting party activist’s teeth on edge.

Briefs Editor Frosty Taylor rightly refers to this past Wednesday night’s Maricopa County Republican Committee’s Executive Guidance Committee meeting (MCRC EGC) as a “Donnybrook.”

Just prior, she posed a series of pertinent questions, asking, “What is really going on behind the scenes? Many of us would like to know, but the answers have been less than forthcoming.

Meanwhile defining political battles that will determine the future of our state and its most populous county fall prey to arrogance and pettiness.

We’ve written extensively about the overreaches of state chair Robert Graham, whose close ties to John McCain-have riled many Arizona Republican activists. A few examples are here, here, here, and here.

Maricopa County GOP has also been in turmoil under the iffy leadership of chairman Tyler Bowyer. After less than a year in office, and being secretive on issues ranging from financial disclosures to where the EGC meetings will even be held, he survived a no-confidence resolution Wednesday by a single vote. The document titled “Resolution for Vote of No-Confidence with Call for Independent Audit,” charged Bowyer with “chronic deceptiveness and duplicity in word and deed.”

Party officers ran on their leadership abilities. Honesty was assumed. We’re ready to see some integrity displayed.


9 Responses to AZ and MC GOP: Grownups in short supply

  1. state committeeman says:

    HONESTY?? Did you happen to read that badly written fabricated and silly infantile two page nonsensee? Borders should resign and let a grown up do the job he never does other than pizza parties that are a waste of county funds. If anyone deserves a vote of NO CONFIDENCE this clown does! How soon before he runs to the lib media to whine some more?

  2. State Delegate says:

    There are vitally important issues and races we need to focus on. If Robert Graham and Tyler Bowyer are unable to provide the honest leadership to get the job done they need to go. As a conservative state delegate who witnessed Graham’s sneakiness firsthand when he shuttled McCain and Flake in the back door after clearing the auditorium on a pretext after the vote for party chair was taken but before the results were announced, I have no use for him. Graham intentionally duped us, knowing he never would have been reelected by the statewide delegates if the vote was taken after this trickery was played out. Those who were there heard the boos and catcalls when Graham pulled his stunt. Many of us walked out. My wife and I first turned our backs to those on the stage and then left. We stopped for lunch on our drive home and had a hard time choking it down due to our disgust.

  3. LD 23 PC says:

    How are we supposed to tackle the monumental upcoming elections with egocentric fools running the party? No wonder more people are registering as Independents.

  4. East Valley Conservative says:

    I voted for former state chair Tom Morrissey for Maricopa County Chairman at the Statutory meeting. Then he “rose to the occasion” by endorsing Tyler Bowyer after Lisa Gray and Bowyer received more votes on the first ballot. Gray is a known McCain supporter, which made her an unacceptable choice. Bowyer was a pig in a poke. Arizona Republicans are in dire need of conservative leaders. Rob Haney was a two term conservative who led the county party honorably. He can’t possibly be the only such reputable man around.

  5. MacBeth says:

    SRA: You couldn’t have chosen a more appropriate headline! I’m thoroughly disgusted with both McGraham and Bowyer. They are all about themselves.

  6. Kent says:

    We need to clean house from top to bottom.

  7. Pat O'Malley says:

    This smells like a setup for Tyler Bowyer. Things started with a lack of cooperation when Tyler was elected Chairman but the other officers came from the other, and more establishment, slate. But it really escalated when Tyler helped arrange Donald Trump’s rally in Phoenix.

    Maybe Tyler would look better if he borrowed Robert Graham’s management technique and stopped holding meetings. Rule by executive order is so much more efficient.

  8. LEO IN TSN says:

    Yes, the odor seems to be there. As soon as it was known that Bowyer was receptive to the Trump appearance, the McCainiacs and McEstablishment jihadis brought their masks & daggers out of the closet. The current wave of attacks and resolutions against him are reminiscent of the MC PC purge of not long ago. Alynsky rules in the AZ McGOP cabal. Tom Morrisey, a smart and honorable “R”, did what he had to do to keep the McCainiacs out of the County Chair chair.

    Be careful what you wish for, you may get it. Remember how McGraham got elected, with his zip-on easy-off costume of a conservative. Be cautiously skeptical when AZ McGOP starts a campaign of financial starvation & personal destruction against a purported conservative, and make sure you get the true facts. The AZ McGOP is the house that McTraitor built (with help from McKyl) and they only play his call to worship.

    God bless America.

  9. Doc says:

    ” Honesty was assumed.”….and we ALLLLL KNOW what happens when you “assume” ANYTHING…Boyer survived by ONE vote? I’m callin’ boolsheet! It had to be rigged. I know, I know…that’s a serious charge. But with this chuckleheads shenanigans, there’s no way he actually got a 1 vote advantage…