AZ GOP chair Robert (Mc)Graham gets testy when truth hurts

The subscription only Yellow Sheet Report, published by the Arizona Capitol Times, has devoted several lengthy articles to Rob Haney’s “Never McCain” campaign.  AZ GOP chairman Robert Graham, a McCain sycophant, slices and dices Haney’s exposure of McCain’s decades-long deception, as he cloaks himself as a maverick while colluding with Democrats.

Churlishly referring to Haney as an “angry man who needs exercise and vitamin B,” Graham derides the two-term Maricopa County Chairman as engaging in efforts unbecoming an elected office holder. Later he noted that Haney is no longer a precinct committeeman. This is an area where Graham has more than passing knowledge, since vigorous efforts went into purging not only Haney and his wife Marne, both longtime GOP activists, but other conservative committeemen who don‘t march in lockstep with the McCain syndicate.

Purging of conservatives has been a hallmark of McCain and his operatives as we reported here. In 2012 former U.S. Sen. John Kyl sent out these postcards as he engaged in the same conservative cleansing  These are the results of the most recent “overfilling” of precincts, replacing industrious PCs with McCain followers who are too disinterested or otherwise occupied  to take on the duties associated with the position. They are needed for a single purpose, electing intra-party officers who will go along with the McProgram.

Make no mistake. These are not haphazard efforts, but calculated bloodbaths. In a letter dated September 8, 2006, political consultant Kyle Moyer wrote, “We’re working closely with Sen. McCain’s office to build the party in these crucial districts. This is a write-in precinct committeeman campaign in LD 11 and LD 8. We have about 40 targeted precincts and need a few more volunteers to cover them all.“  Moyer continued, “I have attached the schedule for Election Day. Included in that is a brief description of what the general “game plan” is, including volunteer, itinerary, and general information for Primary Election day, September 12.  Our Election Day “War Room” is at Chaparral Suites. Meet at the War Room” at 5:00 a.m. for donuts, coffee and briefing. Lunch will be provided for volunteers between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.”

“All volunteers must report every ½ hour. When reporting, please include overall voter turnout, the number of cards you have handed out and affirmative exit polling numbers. Please report by text message in this format: name, precinct, turnout number, card number and positive exit number.”

When using the term “war,” Kyle Moyer wasn‘t kidding. Those in the gun sights were other Republicans, albeit of the conservative variety.

Prior to his first election as Maricopa County chairman, Haney served as LD 11 Chairman. He was challenged by former Gov. Fife Symington, a McCain cohort. Large donations poured in to defeat Haney and the deceptively named Grassroots Arizona PAC was formed — chaired by (unrelated) Ann Lynch and treasurer Jane Lynch. Donors included McCain allies Chuck Coughlin, Doug Cole, McCain’s former Chief of Staff Paul Hickman, Chad Willems, Betsey Bayless, Kathy Petsas, Mike Hellon, and San Francisco based Obama donors Greg and Lisa Wendt. Jane Lynch,  you’ll remember, is the Graham-appointed presidential elector who says she won’t cast her own ballot for Trump.

Despite the efforts against him, Haney was victorious. Later, he easily won a second term as County Chair by a resounding 1281 to 575.

Longtime McCain supporter and political consultant, Chuck Coughlin, one of the many who donated $1,000 for a slick mailer campaign to defeat Rob Haney, is quoted as making this bizarre comparison, “Haney’s position [is akin] to the ideological underpinnings that fuel ISIS. We see these types of people with Islamic extremists….it’s the Taliban of the Republican Party.” 

It’s a good bet Coughlin wrote the negative ads groundlessly linking Dr. Kelli Ward, McCain’s primary senate challenger, to ISIS. This is the new language of McCainiacs. It’s doubtful Coughlin would be inclined to describe the defecting McCain staffers who appeared on the infamous Republicans for Janet (Napolitano) list in such a inflammatory manner. The far left Democrat was running for governor against conservative Republican Len Munsil.

14 Responses to AZ GOP chair Robert (Mc)Graham gets testy when truth hurts

  1. East Valley Conservative says:

    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie aren’t the only ones going through a messy, public divorce.

    I found this link below today’s SRAZ post when I clicked on the headline to send the link to others:

    “Robert is committed to standing up for conservative values and understands the role that grassroots precinct committeemen have in shaping our state, party, and nation.” — Maricopa County Chairman Rob Haney

    Graham responded to the endorsement saying, “Rob and Marne have put in countless hours of tireless work for the GOP. They fight valiantly for our party’s values of defending life, the rule of law, and the Constitution that we hold dear. I am grateful that they have offered me their support, and I look forward to working with them as we continue the fight for Conservative values.”

    I voted for Graham based on Haney’s endorsement. He was a dedicated MC Chairman and is well respected by many. I guess we all make mistakes.

    • Rob Haney says:

      I have addressed this subject many times before. It was the biggest political blunder I ever made, and I will deservedly suffer continues rebukes from conservatives for it. Vote for Jim O’Connor for the next state chair. He was right about Graham and I was wrong.

  2. Kent says:

    Another fact filled post, Seeing Red AZ. I had no idea that these high jinx/schemes/annihilations were going on for so long. I’d expect anything from RINOs McCain and Flake,but was surprised by Kyl’s actions. It’s obvious to me that I still have a lot to learn. Don’t US Senators have greater national and international problems to deal with than eliminating conservative committeemen in legislative precincts?

  3. Frankly Speaking says:

    Reading about the high level deception and backstabbing emanating from the GOPe (establishment) disgusts me. Robert Graham should be selling used cars. He’s promoting a very shop worn senator who should have hung it up years ago. Is he cozying up to McCain hoping for an appointment to fill the senate seat, if the ancient McCain can’t fulfill his duties?

  4. Suzanne Cavalier says:

    Many will disagree with this, but, I worked for Robert Graham, and until McCain came slivering around the GOP offices he was conservative. But as soon as that snake McCain started to tell Graham he had a shot at the RNC Chair Robert fell into line. Robert is an ambitious man and he does not give a damn how he gets to where he wants to be. I too have called for people to vote for Kirkpatrick for a few months now, she can not be any worse than McCain. Rob Haney will always be the person I go to seek advise on who to vote for, He is the real deal and no Robert he is not an angry man.

  5. Conservative Since Birth says:

    On a Fox show this morning, they were discussing the abysmal crime rate in Chicago and how nobody’s doing anything about. Meghan McCain said “my father would be so embarrassed if this were happening in Arizona.” Immediately I thought of the very serious problems with the VA and Phoenix was the epicenter of it. Being a “war hero” you’d think McCain would be right on top of this – but he’s done absolutely nothing that’s made a difference. There are still vets committing suicide because they have to wait too long to be seen. What, exactly does McCain do anyway other than micromanage state politics.

    • Clementine says:

      And how about Fox News? They conveniently hired Meghan McCain to coincide with her father’s senate campaign, and even had him as a daddy guest.on the “Outnumbered” program.

      Fox began as a conservative alternative to the alphabet networks, but has numerous liberals on their “Fair and Balanced” payroll. Phooey!

  6. Disgusted in Arizona says:

    Good God, people, how anyone can vote for McSlime after the blood sweat and effort we all put into censuring his amnesty loving a$$. How many more pcs are going to be purged, how many more bad votes is this man, who has never done what we sent him to DC to do, going to cast against us. He voted against our military funding, he is NOT pro life, he has incentivized more Republican voters to leave the Party and HE will NOT ever vote against Obama Care but surely will vote for more Syrians to enter our nation UNVETTED!! He is a member of the CFR, he is friends with George Soros. He needs to be voted OUT, Kirkpatrick will self destruct and never be reelected again. Graham must never be elected to the RNC and all those that voted for him at the EGC… all have expressed profound regret, he fooled a lot of people who are honorable enough to admit they made a mistake so you noodleheads stop throwing rocks like you never made a mistake. Let’s keep AZ RED and vote out all RINOs we did it in LD 18 McCain and Flake have to go, period!!!

    • Arizona Conservative Guy says:

      Octogenarian McCain will be gone one way or another. I’d prefer to see him humiliated and kicked to the curb as he has orchestrated with so many conservative PCs. It would be far preferable than having him hauled out of the senate in a box.

      David Brat, a low budget congressional candidate virtually unknown outside of his college professorial arena was able to take down the arrogant Eric Cantor who outspent Brat by millions. Cantor thought he was untouchable since he was the House Majority Leader. Turns out he was easy pickins.

      I too will vote for Kirkpatrick over McCain. I NEVER vote for Democrats since our party platforms are diametrically opposed, and I’m a political conservative. My wife and I discussed this election at length. We are both repulsed by John McCain. We will get exactly the same from Ann Kirkpatrick that we get from him, but it will be expected and far less disappointing.

      We need a viable replacement for narcissist Jeff Flake. Is anyone recruiting? We need someone with solid name ID and the ability to raise money. I’d like to see former state senator Chuck Gray take on Flake. They would split the LDS vote and retiring U.S. Rep. Matt Salmon would surely endorse Gray who has been his top local staffer.

  7. Saguaro Sam says:

    In D.C., today, the US Senators attempt to buy some votes:
    Five weeks before elections, lawmakers refused to oppose a measure backed by 9/11 families who say they are still seeking justice 15 years after the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.

    The bill permits them to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for the kingdom’s alleged backing of the 19 hijackers who carried out the plot. Saudi Arabia is staunchly opposed to the measure.
    Senators voted 97-1 to override Obama’s veto.

    The lone “no” vote was Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.
    Not showing up to vote was Tim Kaine and Bernie Sanders, both of whom were on the campaign trail today will Hillary.

    Also, from D.C.:
    Did you know that the U.S. Park Service has, yet again, completely shut down access to the Washington Monument? Yep.
    “Indefinitely closed”
    The elevator is said to be unreliable, and erring on the side of caution, the entire site is now totally inaccessible to the public.
    Note that there appears to be nothing wrong with the structure itself or the 896 stairs that the public could use.

    And keep your eye on the European stock exchange, as the U.S. government (Obama) has fined Deutsche Bank 13 billion dollars and some change regarding mortgage lending practices from years ago. Merkel is saying no bailout for Deutsche Bank.

    Obama will inflict as much pain as possible in the next several months, and for the Rest of his LIfe.

  8. Barbara Espinosa says:

    From the recent PC election in one LD the candidates for precinct committeeman found that some had signed a previous Partisan Nomination Petition that were not Republicans. When the 2 candidates took this information to the county recorders office they were told their 10 day time to protest was up. They were also told they DO NOT verifiy party affliations that it’s on the HONOR SYSTEM.

  9. Kathy says:

    US control of the internet ends Oct 1. Why aren’t the Republicans stopping this??? McCain – Flake, etc???? Oh yea Obama wants this

  10. Villanova says:

    Fascinating info in that 10 year old letter from political consultant Kyle Moyer. It gives an idea how long the McCain faction has been using this strategy to rid the AZ Republican party of conservatives. Since it appears as though it was pretty much down to a science at that time, it makes me wonder when this ” putrefying process” actually began.

    It’s understandable that conservatives are saying “Never McCain.” Count me in!!!

  11. State Delegate says:

    My votes for Robert Graham are those I sorely regret. I was stunned when he lied to the entire meeting of state delegates, telling us there was food outside after we had been in the meeting for hours. (He had arranged for mobile food vans with food for sale outside). Once he cleared the auditorium IMMEDIATELY AFTER WE VOTED, BUT BEFORE THE BALLOTS WERE TABULATED, he slipped John McCain and Jeff Flake in through the back entrance, along with a contingent of McCain’s Vietnamese supporters waving not American flags, but Vietnamese flags. When the meeting reconvened, the Vietnamese who were ushered to the overhead balcony, began shouting cheers for McCain. They even had a Vietnamese beauty queen wearing a long sequined gown and rhinestone tiara!!

    Most of the elected delegates were appalled by Graham’s deceit and his turning the mandatory meeting into a sideshow for McCain and McFlake. Those I spoke with said they never would have voted for Robert Graham if they knew about his scheme. BTW, McCain NEVER attends state meetings where elected delegates from around the entire state meet to elect GOP officers. This was a staged effort choreographed by Robert Graham. What a pukehead!!