A.J. LaFaro dispels Robert Graham’s myth on closing Primary

April 13, 2015

Read LaFaro’s letter to members of AZ GOP Executive Committee

A resolution to close the Republican Primary will take center stage at the upcoming Arizona Republican Party Committee meeting, Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the state GOP headquarters.

The rift over this issue centers on McCain-aligned state chairman Robert Graham wanting to allow registered Independents to continue to vote in Republican primary elections and the grassroots conservative base of the party who view this intrusion through the prism of teams allowing their adversaries to choose their players preceding the opening season.

As reported in the Arizona Republic, John McCain was quoted as saying, “I don’t agree with it [closing the primary] because I think we’re a big-tent party.” McCain added, “We want more people. That’s what Ronald Reagan was all about”  Of course McCain got that wrong. This is what Reagan actually said

“A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs which must not be compromised to political expediency, or simply to swell its numbers.” *

Arizona Libertarians were successful in their lawsuit to retain the right to close their primary to registered Independents.

McCain’s support of allowing liberal elements to infect the GOP election process makes perfect sense, since he needs covert votes to blunt the impact of conservatives who will surely vote against him.  McCain was the object of an embarrassing censure at the Statutory Republican meeting of statewide elected state committeemen in January 2014. This past January, McCain was booed and met with turned backs as he attempted to address them. His payback was to employ operatives to oust longtime conservative precinct committeemen from the party ranks and replace them with compliant McCain supporters.

Additionally, Graham is taking the unusual step of closing the Saturday meeting.

This letter to the members of the AZ GOP executive committee sent by immediate past Maricopa County Republican Chairman A.J. LaFaro lays out the case in detail.

*Let Them Go Their Way speech

  Second to last paragraph

  March 1, 1975,  2nd Annual CPAC Convention


Weekend viewing: Arizona’s “Governor Duplicitous”

April 11, 2015

Mincing no words Don Cline of Freedom Fighter Net appears in the video “Governor Duplicitous.” 

In the brief video Cline compares Arizona Governor Doug Ducey with candidate Doug Ducey.  The highlight is a clip (beginning at 2:56) showing candidate Ducey campaigning at the Arizona Tea Party July 31, 2014 in Payson. Ducey tells the audience why he opposes the federally mandated Common Core educational overreach into local control. He repeats the words “I’m opposed to Common Core” four times, calling it “unacceptable.”

Where’d that guy go?


Obama mocked the right border security idea

April 10, 2015

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A piranha filled moat would be cost-effective deterrent

It’s no secret illegal immigration is a major problem in the United States. It is a devastating reality in Arizona where the sieve-like border provides a portal for a seemingly unending flood of illegal aliens, drugs and crime.

While chaos reigned on the U.S./Mexico border, former Arizona governor Janet Napolitano became notorious for her derisive 2005 quip, “You show me a 50-foot wall and I’ll show you a 51-foot ladder at the border. That’s the way the border works.” 

In 2008 we were told a virtual fence was to be a technological advancement that would provide an alternative to “divisive” walls and federal agents policing the Arizona-Mexico border. The multimillion dollar project was a virtual flop and was ultimately scrapped.

Then in 2011 Obama stood at the Texas/Mexico border and declared Republicans will “never be satisfied” (video) by the amount of border protection he claimed to have put in place, although the border is more dangerous than ever. “Maybe they’ll need a moat,“ Obama mocked. “Maybe they’ll want alligators in the moat. They’ll never be satisfied.” 

2014 saw the orchestrated deluge of over 90,000 illegal children —- mostly Central American and Mexican —- into the United States.

We now read that approximately 39,000 more unaccompanied minors are expected to enter the U.S. in another surge of illegal Central American children. Their parents believe they will be given amnesty via Obama’s unilateral executive orders  and be the conduits for the absurdity known as chain migration for other family members.

The often used and obviously erroneous number of invaders of our sovereign nation has been given as 11 million for years. They keep coming. The number is not static. Immigration Counters aggregates from the latest government and private sources, analyzes trending data and provides a more accurate count of the staggering influx —- many from terror-sponsoring countries around the globe.

The 2016 election cycle is just around the corner. The illegal invasion should be a paramount consideration as you select your candidates.  Attend forums. Ask office holders and office seekers the hard questions. Don’t equivocate or allow them to bluff their answers. Accept no double talk or finessing of these critical and costly issues. American citizens are entitled to a secure homeland. Silence is acquiescence. 

The future of our nation is at stake.


Kelli Ward opens U.S. Senate Exploratory Committee

April 9, 2015

Accomplished McCain challenger steps forth

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Read her statement which begins with these encouraging words:

Dear Friends and Supporters:

I am pleased to announce that I am exploring a run for the US Senate in 2016! I’ve started the Ward Exploratory Committee in order to test the waters and I hope you will help me make my decision.

As I look to the future, I am receiving huge support from the grassroots, encouraging me to consider a run for the US Senate in 2016. Because of the outcry for a new, positive, principled voice for Arizona in Washington, I am moving to test the waters in regard to this challenging opportunity to determine if the financial and political paths to victory really do exist.

If, during this period, it is revealed that the support exists for a U.S. Senate run, I would run to give Arizona a powerful voice in the fight against Obamacare. I would run to stand up for the enforcement of our immigration laws and to secure the border. I would run to support the Constitution, smaller government and individual liberty. I would run as a positive, passionate, principled non-career politician. I would run to join a fresh, new generation of leaders in DC and end the stronghold that career politicians have had on our government for decades. I would run to be the voice that so many Arizonans long for from their representation in the US Senate. I would run to be your voice.

Her letter continues here

She can’t take on this massive campaign without our help.  We need to step up to the plate and put our money where our mouths are in order to send John McCain into retirement. He doesn’t want to go.

Do the right thing. Do it now.

We have previously covered the impressive Sen. Kelli Ward:

March 23, 2015: McCain’s mean machine gearing up

Feb. 27, 2015:  AZ 2016 U.S. Senate race takes bright, right turn

Feb. 12, 2015: Dr/Sen. Kelli Ward: Will she challenge John McCain?


Conservatives work to “Replace John McCain”

April 9, 2015

Senate Conservatives Fund and Conservative Review agree: Arizona deserves principled leadership

In response to John McCain’s reelection campaign announcement (our coverage here) that he is seeking a sixth six-year term in the U.S. Senate, Ken Cuccinelli, President of the Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF), has the principled answer to bring sanity back to Arizona’s political scene. 

The SCF’s fact-filled web page “Replace John McCain” opens with these truths:

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) officially announced [today] that he will seek a sixth term in the U.S. Senate. Thirty years of cutting deals with the Democrats is not enough for Senator McCain; he wants six more.

There are few Republicans who have betrayed our conservative principles more than John McCain. He wrote the McCain-Kennedy and “Gang of Eight” immigration bills that offered amnesty to millions of illegal aliens. He voted for the Wall Street bailout, to fund the implementation of Obamacare, for the $600 billion “fiscal cliff” tax hike, and to raise the debt limit 14 different times!

John McCain lost his way a long time ago and it’s time to replace him with a strong conservative leader who will support and defend the Constitution.

 “If we’re going to save this great country,” writes Cuccinelli, “we need to elect true conservative leaders who will stand and fight for our principles. Being a U.S. Senator is not an entitlement and Republican voters in Arizona deserve a real choice.”

It’s no surprise the trustworthy and forthright Senate Conservatives Fund was named the Top Conservative PAC in America during the 2014 election cycle. SCF is funded by the grassroots. The average contribution amount to SCF is just $45 and individuals are prohibited from giving more than $5,000 per calendar year.

Conservative Review, another ethical conservative group, analyzed key votes and gave both Arizona senators an “F” rating. Due to staggered terms, only John McCain will appear on the 2016 ballot. Our votes for Arizona’s senator have never been more crucial. When national conservative groups weigh in against the Republican candidate, that fact becomes crystal clear.

 Join the cause.  It matters. Now more than ever.


Octogenarian McCain tottering for reelection

April 8, 2015

It would be difficult to top Matt Drudge’s witty headline, “McCain to seek re-re-re-re-re-election,” but one small correction is needed. The senior senator allegedly representing Arizona is actually seeking his sixth term, meaning yet another “re” should be added.

McCain’s announcement speech was fittingly given before a gathering of pro-amnesty Chamber of Commerce enthusiasts lunching Tuesday at the posh Arizona Biltmore Resort. McCain was introduced by his sycophantic doppelganger Jeff Flake, whom McCain lavished with praise —- not for any accomplishments —- but for his supposed good looks. He got no, “Aw shucks, sir,” in response from the agreeing junior senator.

In his speech, McCain feigned concern about citizen frustration over a variety of issues, but specifically stated, “Arizonans are frustrated by the federal government’s chronic inability to secure our southern border.” After likening himself to Ronald Reagan, he mentions God and somberly declares his work isn’t finished.

You can’t beat that with a stick!

The fact is, John McCain has been a Washington, D.C. insider since 1982 when he was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1986. If he was effective and actually worked with the Republicans under whose banner he runs, instead of continually aisle-crossing to collude with the Democrats, the frustration levels would be far less profound.

Despite his pre-election rhetoric, the censured John McCain has never had any intention of providing actual border securityNeither has Jeff Flake. Immediately after the 2012 election, the duo were start-up members of the “Gang of Eight” teaming with a couple of other Republicrats and quartet of liberals attempting to legitimize throwing open America‘s doors to welcome illegal invaders. 

John McCain, unable to gracefully retire and filled with rage against the audacity of any challengers, will be 80 years old as he campaigns for another six-year term to undercut America.

We have a much better alternative. Meet state Sen. Kelli Ward.


Need more proof of McCain chokehold on AZGOP?

April 5, 2015

Robert Graham closing meeting to elected Precinct Committeemen, shutting down information flow

MCRC Republican Briefs is the daily go-to site for party activists and those who are interested in the real scoop. These two revealing items from the Saturday edition were provided by editor Frosty Taylor, a former reporter who pulls no punches and is known for her integrity.

Precinct Committeemen Having Been Asking About The upcoming AZGOP April 18 meeting since it is traditional for interested PCs to sit in on the meetings (as observers, cannot vote). There has been no public announcement of the April 18 AZGOP meeting, so I sent an e-mail to AZGOP Robert Graham last night reminding him that – when elected in 2013 he had assured me that Briefs would receive the announcements/agendas and was welcome to attend all state GOP meetings. (Normal procedure for the past decade of prior state chairmen). This morning, Graham responded “… This is a new cycle and I am changing things up a bit. This will be a closed meeting. Those in attendance will be the Executive Committee, AZGOP Staff and the LD Chairman. Thanks for your interest. Have a Happy Easter.”  So there you have straight from the horse’s mouth… It’s a closed meeting.  Hmm… wonder how that is going to set with interested grassroots State Committeemen and PCs???

There Is Also Growing PCs Chatter about the lack of movement by the AZGOP on the “closed primaries resolutions” that were passed at the January 2014 and 2015 statutory meeting. Many are of the opinion that the AZGOP is delaying action on ‘closed primaries’ because they believe Sen John McCain cannot win a closed primary election.  They wonder if this one of the items up for discussion at the mysterious April 18 ‘closed meeting’?

At the Arizona Republican Party Statutory Meeting in January of this year, Robert Graham showed himself to be in the pocket of the McEstablishment by slipping John McCain, Jeff Flake and a contingent of Vietnamese McCain supporters —-  waving flags of the country they were eager to leave —- to drown out the expected boos and jeers from the conservative majority crowd.  This Seeing Red AZ post Sens. McCain, Flake rate boo-vation at AZ GOP meeting, also includes a video documenting the reception.


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