Destructive actions embolden democrat party apparatus
Arizona State Republican Chairman Dr. Kelly Ward was reelected to the post at the statutory meeting on Jan. 23. Elected state committeemen, many traveling long distances to participate in the meeting, heard from members of our congressional delegation, other elected officials and then voted on intra-party officers and resolutions.
Now many of the very people who bristle at the democrats’ denigration of former President Donald Trump as they wage a vengeful second impeachment against him, are witnessing the same vicious assault of the newly re-elected state chair, saying the election was a farce and demanding a recount, or even a new election, claiming the numbers were too close to be reliable.
The object of their adoration is Sergio Arellano, a Tucson resident unknown to most committeemen. Most ludicrous is the fact that a widely read Republican newsletter linked to an anti-Ward column in the local left-wing newspaper headlined, “Kelli Ward: Those calling audit of her reelection can pound sand,” as well as to a piece in the radically left biased Mediaite, proving the adage that there‘s no adversary as determined to inflict harm as your own kin. Top of the column coverage linked to six anti-Ward articles. Dominating the comment section are two newspaper reporters who never saw a Republican they thought worthy of drawing a breath.
Prior to the statutory meeting, state committeemen received unsigned letters and slick mailers with no indication of the sender, smearing Dr. Ward and extolling the challenger, Arellano. The absence of the wrecking ball owners’ signatures did little to demonstrate pride in their choice.
After Dr. Ward, a family practice physician and former two-term state senator, was announced as the victor in the party chairmanship race, Arellano came onstage and congratulated her, the proper and unifying thing to do. It was only following aggrieved agitators got to him, he disappointingly decided to challenge the results, effectively destroying his chances of unifying the party around him in future elections.
Elections have consequences. Challenging the results of those that didn’t provide the desired results of a small, dissatisfied internecine claque is a dangerous path to embark upon. Dr. Kelli Ward has provided conservative leadership which is why she was reelected.