Arizona: The epicenter of 2016 GOP delegate upheaval

This morning’s Drudge Report leads with a Washington Examiner article: “Cruz snaring Trump’s Arizona delegates.”

Drudge was less subdued, opting for the banner headline, “Hell’s Dels Cruz Moves To Snatch Trump AZ.”

 We urge you to read the article. Knowledge is power.

11 Responses to Arizona: The epicenter of 2016 GOP delegate upheaval

  1. DB Cooper says:

    Reading this line in the article makes me wonder what planet reporter David M. Drucker is on and question the “insiders” he’s listening to:
    “But Cruz, exploiting deep opposition to Trump among grassroots Republicans, has been far more active in Arizona than Trump, insiders say.”

    He has it exactly the opposite of what’s actually taking place here in Arizona. Trump is the choice of many of the anti-establishment conservatives who consider Cruz to be preferred by the GOP cabal. I’m an elected state delegate and lifelong conservative who supports Ted Cruz, but I appear to be in the minority as many other activists are on the Trump bandwagon. What’s actually taking place is the AZ GOP is anti-Trump and is working double time behind the scenes to take him out. Districts across the state are holding their delegate elections and establishment cronies who never show up for meetings are suddenly appearing and getting elected. State GOP Chairman Robert Graham is a squish who takes his marching orders from McCain and Flake—both despised by conservatives.

    • LD 23 PC says:

      I agree. What I have seen is also “exactly the opposite” of the vantage point of the so called “insiders.” They are doubtless the McEstablishment crowd who are engaging in wishful thinking.

      Trump has drawn huge crowds when he’s appeared in the valley. Last summer in the scorching heat he filled the Phoenix Convention Center after thousands of people stood in line for hours in order to get inside. Not all were committed Trump supporters but all were interested in what he had to say. That appearance caused a huge rift in the AZ Republican Party, since the Maricopa County chairman appeared on state with Trump as did Sheriff Arpaio, but Robert (Mc)Graham was unavailable.

    • Conservative Since Birth says:

      David Drucker is one of Hugh Hewitt’s regulars on his show. Hewitt is not a conservative type of guy, nor are his guests. He has his “Democrat friends” as he calls them on his show along with “moderate” Republicans like Fred Barnes.
      Listening between the lines, Hewitt has no regard for Trump and is a Republican establishment insider.

      Hewitt is gone from the afternoon time slot – thank goodness, bragging that he’s going to live in “Wash,” pronouncing it like the beltway fraternity boys. He will be domiciled in Virginia.

      • Army Of One says:

        Hewitt originally endorsed David Schweikert when he ran for Congress. Then two years later did a 180 and endorsed the marginal Ben Quayle who switched distrcts. Thankfully his repeated Quayle endorsement fell on deaf ears, but it certainly showed Hewitt’s deep establishment ties. I rank him in the same Republicrat league with Michael Medved.

  2. Charles Heatherly says:

    Cruz campaign is not “stealing” Trump’s or anyone’s delegates, because long-standing rules say delegates are “bound” only on first ballot. On 2nd ballot and any ballot after the 1st ballot, ALL DELEGATES – Trump’s included– ARE FREE to vote for any person on the ballot. Why is Trump whining about it? This complaint only makes political sense if his campaign is worried that Trump delegates will desert him more than other candidates’ delegates will desert them.

  3. Saguaro Sam says:

    Meanwhile, Lindsay Graham was in Cairo, Egypt talking trash about Trump to the Arabs:

    Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham sought to reassure the Arab world Sunday over the prospect of Donald Trump becoming president, saying in Cairo that Congress would continue to play a primary role in foreign policy, “regardless of what Mr. Trump says or does.”

    “The Congress is going to be around no matter who is president,” Graham told reporters after meeting with Egyptian President Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi as part of a Republican congressional delegation touring the Middle East.

    “All of us, regardless of what Mr. Trump says or does, we are going to keep being who we are, so don’t let the political scenes at home get you too upset,” Graham said. “That’s what I told the president.”

    LIndsay’s secret code words for
    :you keep doing what you’re doing, and we’ll keep doing what we’re doing—-screwing the people.

    • Kimball says:

      Lindsey McGrahamnesty should be ashamed of himself. It’s outrageous that he would consider it appropriate to discuss our presidential political process with the Egyptians. Ancient McCain is in the fight of his overly long political career so he can’t afford to take this approach and sent his limp wristed toady to do his bidding.

  4. Conservative Since Birth says:

    This is one of the very important reasons a Republican must be elected in November, along with the House and Senate.

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    The GOP establishment better not louse this election up. They need to hear the people and work from there in uniting the party.
    A Democrat socialist/Marxist/Communist must not win.

    • Fed Up says:

      We have Republican majorities in the House and Senate and they cave to Obama’s demands or don’t fight his executive orders, bloated budgets and “refugee resettlement” excesses. Lip service is not action!

      Arizona has two phonies in the US Senate, who have made it their business to collude with Obama on major issues. John McCain should never be reelected and first termer Jeff the Flake needs to be bounced before he gets more deeply entrenched.

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  6. jakesez says:

    As a Cruz supporter, I am disappointed in him. I have supported Cruz since the beginning as I feel he is the only true conservative in this race. However, he is letting himself be used by the establishment to stop trump. I know Cruz has to understand that they don’t support him and are only using him as a tool against Trump. I guess a vote is a vote no matter where it comes from,

    While I voted for Cruz, I am using my votes to help select delegates whom will abide by the will of the people of Arizona and follow through on Trump”s election. I know that some of those running for delegate positions are doing so with the sole purpose of supporting the establishment on the second and third votes. Typical of Graham supporters.

    Whomever said politics is a blood sport knew what they were talking about.