Leftist AZ newspaper works to purge elected Republicans

Routinely calls on elected Republicans to resign

The newspaper of record in the state of Arizona is auditioning for a new gig as its readership is dwindling to non-existence.  The remaining crew — few can legitimately be called journalists — have found their niche in despotism.

Its latest trick is an attempt to seize power by demanding office holders not of their liking step down.  The newspaper has even advocated for appointment rather than elections to political posts.

The folks at the newspaper recoil from Republican voters having their say, opting instead for open primaries, where the top two vote getters — which they hope are both Democrats — vie against one another.  Recently columnist Robert Robb pondered why the state treasurer was an elective office. Maricopa Country Sheriff Joe Arpaio has long been in their stand-down sights, marginalized at every turn. Longtime Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell “must resign” due to long lines on Election Day. Secretary of State Michele Reagan is ridiculed as “inept” by left-wing  partisan E.J. Montini. His fellow traveler, columnist Laurie Roberts mocked Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich for not postponing the May 17 election due to a snafu with the publicity pamphlets getting mailed out in a timely manner. The state legislature is continually accused of nefarious schemes. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas has been the subject of ongoing insidious insults and a failed recall attempt.

The list of those unworthy of staying in office is long and decidedly partisan, since the elected officers they love to hate are invariably Republicans — most often conservatives.

An editorial preceding Arizona’s March 22, 2016 presidential preference primary bared the newspaper‘s agenda clearly with the headline urging voters to “Reject Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. Vote John Kasich instead.” Trump and Cruz are anti-GOP establishment.  Kasich would be better suited running as a Democrat. The skewed view was sounded rejected by voters who gave the majority — 47% — to Trump.

Film critic Bill Goodykoontz was pulled in on the double duty task to write, “Covering Trump’s lies no simple task.”  Neither subtlety nor honesty rank as top considerations at the unabashedly liberal Arizona Republic.

Here are the facts: Arizona holds the distinction of having Republican majorities in both the state House and Senate. The Senate President and Speaker of the House are Republicans. The Governor is a Republican, as is the Secretary of State, Attorney General, Treasurer, Superintendent of Public Instruction, the state Mine Inspector and the five members of the Corporation Commission. Arizona has nine congressional districts, with Republicans holding five of the seats and those misappropriating the GOP brand holding the two U.S. Senate seats.

Maricopa County, which includes the capitol of Phoenix and numerous other cities and towns, has Republicans holding 4 of the 5 Board of Supervisor posts, a Republican Sheriff, County Attorney, Treasurer, Assessor, Recorder, Clerk of the Superior Court and County School Superintendent.

This is untenable to the left and they strive to change it on a daily basis.

5 Responses to Leftist AZ newspaper works to purge elected Republicans

  1. Kent says:

    The Arizona Republic is filled with worthless anti-Republican garbage, which is just one reason no one reads it. It’s also a relic delivering day old news to its mostly senior citizen readers. I jog early every morning Few houses still have a newspaper in the driveway. That’s my unscientific survey, but I think it’s a good one. It should change its name to the Arizona Democrat which would more accurately describe its agenda.

    • MacBeth says:

      You’re right on target regarding the newspaper’s remaining readers. That’s why the ads for hearing aids, dentures, retirement homes and mortuary services are so prolific. I sometimes scan the newspaper at the breakfast shop where I stop in the morning. Would never buy it!!

  2. Saguaro Sam says:

    The timing of this column posted on SRAZ dovetails perfectly with this column posted a few thousand miles away:


    • Patriot Dad says:

      Canada Free Press is a fine conservative site. They call this media assault ” stalking,” and SRAZ refers to the efforts to destroy Republican elected officials as a “purge” but the intent is very much the same, which is the ruination of Republicans….ultimately taking them down and replacing them with their beloved liberals.

      The rise of Socialist Bernie Sanders and his support from young voters shows how uninformed our next generation is. Thank the NEA and AFT, the unions your kids teachers support with $$ millions.

      Open Secrets website has it all:

  3. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Off Topic. This is a comment on today’s Free Republic website:

    I received this in an email from the Sheriff’s office today. Sheriff Babeu Warns Citizens of Mexican Sicarios — Assassins

    FLORENCE, ARIZONA -— Based on credible information
    about recent Mexican Drug Cartel violence, Sheriff Paul
    Babeu is warning campers, hikers, mountain bikers and
    all-terrain vehicle riders of the elevated risks of being out
    in certain areas of Pinal County this holiday weekend.
    Sheriff Babeu encourages those who are using the back
    roads, campsites and trails in the known smuggling
    corridors of western Pinal County to be very cautious and
    consider carrying a firearm when in these wilderness

    Sheriff Babeu has been made aware of the high probability that Mexican Drug Cartels are sending
    “Sicarios”, groups of professional assassins, to confront and kill rival “rip-crews” who are stealing their
    drugs during transit along smuggling corridors in and around Pinal County. Recent intelligence reports
    say Mexican drug cartels have hired armed groups of men to guard drug loads travelling from the US –
    Mexico International Border to the Phoenix area, a significant part of those routes running through Pinal County. These armed cartel enforcers will be targeting “rip-crews”, who ambush rival-cartel drug runners and steal their drugs loads and money.

    Sheriff Babeu said, “We are taking this threat seriously and
    believe that the public and my deputies deserve to know that
    there is an elevated risk of encountering gun violence in certain
    areas of Pinal County. It’s a distressing reality that President
    Obama is unwilling to protect the public from armed incursions
    across the border and well into Arizona. We have been fighting
    the Sinaloa Cartel violence in Arizona for years. We’ve arrested
    21 of their scouts and many more smugglers last year, we are
    seizing thousands of pounds of their drugs and yet Obama’s
    response is to erect signs that warn American citizens that it’s
    not safe to travel.” Sheriff Babeu continued, “I’m telling our
    citizens that want to enjoy the outdoors to travel armed and not
    let these drug cartels think they have any control over American

    Several shoot-outs in areas south of Pinal County between
    cartel hit-men and rival gangs have been reported to law
    enforcement agencies in and around Pinal County. PCSO has
    information that Border Patrol agents were shot at by drug
    smugglers last month on the Tohono O’odham Reservation
    south of Pinal County. Pinal deputies have also seen a rise in
    armed encounters with cartel drug runners. In March 2016, a
    Pinal County deputy stopped a vehicle loaded with drugs and
    smugglers. During the arrest, two of the smugglers attempted to
    reach for weapons as the deputy contacted them. During
    debriefings of drug smugglers, deputies heard of several other
    shoot-outs having occurred along these smuggling corridors,
    but have not confirmed details at this point.

    Sheriff Babeu said, “I am concerned that when these cartel hit-men have armed confrontations with the rip-crews in the deserts of Pinal County, innocent Americans and my deputies are going to be injured or killed. We had similar intelligence six years ago that led to a gun battle between cartel scouts from one gang shooting it out with enforcers from a rival gang. In the aftermath of that, we found two cartel scouts had been murdered on a mountain top.”
    My Comment: And Sheriff Joe’s the bad guy?!?