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

September 28, 2016

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.

Donald Trump being undermined by AZ RINOs

September 27, 2016

Political consultant Brian Seitchik appeared in Politico a few months ago identified as GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s Arizona state director. He carried a strange bag of credentials, having previously opined that, “Trump’s impact on congressional races and other down ticket races could be disastrous.”

This past Saturday at a Trump rally in Mesa, Seitchik, exercising his newly found authority, attempted to pick a fight with twice elected, former Maricopa County chairman Rob Haney who was in line to pick up Trump/Pence campaign signs for himself and distribution to others.

How did this onetime California political operative with an obvious vendetta against GOP standard-bearer Donald Trump end up being appointed his Arizona state director? Who’s responsible for making such a detrimental appointment? 

Earlier this month we posted “McCain colluders Graham, Lynch set to scuttle Trump.” It included the list of Arizona Presidential Electors — all appointed by McCain cohort AZ GOP Chairman Robert Graham. Remember McCain actually called Hillary Clinton “a rock star he could support for president?

In the case of Jane Lynch, Graham bears the responsibility for choosing a like-minded, known McCain ally, who gives lip service to Republican values, but turns decidedly squishy when backbone counts, like the aisle crossing, pro-amnesty maverick himself. “I don’t like the fact that I’m going to do this,” said Arizona presidential elector Lynch, of committing her electoral vote to Trump. Lynch told Politico, “she’ll likely cast her personal vote for libertarian Gary Johnson or a write-in candidate.” So Jane Lynch, a  Trump elector, publicly announces her defection, which carries no consequence from the state party chairman.

Trump’s Arizona Campaign Chairman state Rep. Phil Lovas, who congratulated McCain on his primary election victory from the podium at Trump’s most recent appearance in the Valley, was soundly booed by the massive crowd of conservatives in attendance. Again we ask, who is responsible for these appointments?

Check out the 3rd briefing in the ongoing series “Never McCain. This latest video is titled, “McCain Not Pro-Life II.”

Jarrett Maupin sinks ever lower in quest to achieve notoriety

September 25, 2016

Some people aspire to heights thought to be beyond their reach. Undeterred, they work diligently to attain their ambitions. It’s inspiring to see the results of their efforts, achieved through a combination of unrelenting resolve, effort and determination. Observing such people achieve their goals, plants the seeds for success in others.

Then there’s Jarrett Maupin, a never-was and likely never-will-be. In his teens, he emulated the notorious Al Sharpton, even placing the word “Reverend” before his name though he attended no theological institution.  Sharpton, it will be remembered represented Tawana Brawley on false rape claims against four New York men including an assistant District Attorney and a police officer. The hoax was a major story in 1987 potentially ruining the lives of innocent men.

In November 2008, Maupin, then 21, was arrested for filing a false report. The previous year he ran against Mayor Phil Gordon but was bumped from the race after the County Clerk’s Office determined that nearly 185 of the nominating petition signatures needed to assure Maupin’s spot on the ballot were collected by convicted felons, invalidating them.

In retaliation, Maupin lied to Maricopa County Sheriff’s investigators and the FBI presenting them with a list of witnesses who had supposedly seen video evidence of Mayor Gordon committing sex crimes with a child. Five investigators were assigned to the case and spent eight months conducting an investigation,

But when detectives interviewed the so-called witnesses, all denied knowledge of any criminal activity by Gordon and any evidence that would support Maupin’s vicious and baseless allegations. According to this report in the local newspaper, Maupin faced 6 months in jail and a fine of up to $2,500, but got off easy with five years probation and 75 hours of community service.  Later in 2011, the contemptible Maupin served time in federal custody for violating the terms of his probation in the 2009 conviction, and was given 36 months of supervised probation upon release — another slap on the wrist.

Another example of Maupin’s race baiting tactics occurred in the 2013 Phoenix City Council race, where he used vicious racial slurs against a Democrat female candidate who had the temerity to run for a council seat though not black. She won despite his attacks.

These days Maupin, the self-declared, jobless “civil rights activist” is trying to capitalize on the aggressive behavior of the Black Lives Matter goons who are creating havoc in cities across the U.S. falsely alleging widespread institutionalized police brutality. In July he tied up rush hour traffic at 24th Street and Camelback. Police thwarted his threats to block Interstate 10 in Phoenix.

His latest gambit is scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday, with protesters blocking the Mill Ave. Bridge in Tempe. He refers to this planned debacle as “Blockade on the Bridge: Moral Monday Action.”

It’s safe to say, Jarrett Maupin wouldn’t recognize moral actions if they sat on his now-shaved head. 

McCain morphs from fence builder to Spanish ad buys

September 23, 2016

Palpable desperation has McCain doing campaign turnaround, Cindy in begging mode

Trying to keep up with that slippery octogenarian John McCain requires more Geritol than most of us are willing to swallow — much like his shop-worn campaign promises that he conveniently forgets the day after the votes are tallied. Not only did he promise to “complete the danged fence  as he strolled the Arizona/Mexico border, but he clearly outlined why. Citing “drugs and human smuggling, home invasions, murder,” he said “of all the illegals in America more than half come through Arizona.” McCain concluded the ad by advocating for bringing “troops — state, county and local law enforcement together.” McCain’s “perfect plan” included “the National Guard and 3.000 new border control agents.” The word “control” is directly from his ad.

Notice McCain used the now verboten word “Illegals,” as he campaigned in 2010, promising to build the dang fence. Funny thing, but that was the last we heard of it. Immediately after election day, he and underling Jeff Flake played co-architects of the infamous Gang of 8, amnesty scheme, as they aligned with the most liberal Democrats in the U.S. Senate.

Now six years later, running for another six-year term, with the fence no longer a twinkle in his cataract filmed eyes, he’s seeking another constituency. Here’s McCain’s latest televised pitch, in Spanish, of course, titled “Por tu familia. Por tu comunidad. Por Arizona.”  (“For your family. For your community. For Arizona”) which we have translated for those doltish Americans who only speak English. You’ll notice comments are disabled for this YouTube video. It’s not difficult to imagine why.

Since McCain’s new constituency isn’t coughing up the cash, Cindy has resorted to email begging — in English, no less — on John’s behalf. Calling us “Friend,“ the Anheuser-Busch beer distributorship heiress pitches that  his campaign “MUST close out September with the strongest numbers possible. “In fact,” she tells us, “his campaign has set a goal of raising $225,000 by September 30th.” Cindy’s fortune was estimated to be in excess of $100 million nearly a decade ago. Bet’cha she could tap into those funds to help Johnny, and still have a bundle left over.

Cindy is desperate in her attempts to ensure John’s reelection, well aware as she is that his poll numbers are the worst in the countryShe knows she will never have another moment of peace…when Arizona voters say “Never McCain!

AZ Conservatives launch “Never McCain” campaign

September 22, 2016

Check back for additional briefings. They will be posted on this page.

Rob Haney, twice elected Maricopa County Republican chairman, takes to the mic as spokesman for the “ Never McCain” campaign. Inspired to action by Jeff Flake and other “Never Trumpers,” Haney is committed to doing a series of informative briefings, laying bare the deceitful record of John McCain. The “Never Trumpers” would prefer Democrat Hillary Clinton in the White House to Republican Donald Trump — whom they despise — even with the knowledge that a third Obama term, led by Clinton would, in all likelihood, finalize the loss of America as founded.

On the other hand, a successful “Never McCain” campaign, removing a Republican who acts as a Democrat, will serve to remind Republicans that the support of the grassroots requires that they oppose, rather than collude with, liberals.

Conservative Rob Haney won the Maricopa County chairmanship overwhelmingly 1,281 to 575 despite massive efforts by McCain operatives to defeat him. Maricopa County is the most populous county in the state of Arizona, and the fourth-most populous county in the United States, with 2,375,787 registered voters. The fourteen other Arizona counties combined have a total potential voting base of 1,438,075.

Conservative team efforts will concentrate on removing John McCain, betrayer of Republican Platform principles in the U.S. Senate.

There will be a series of briefings during the remainder of the campaign. We will post them here.  Bookmark this “Never McCain Campaign” post. The latest briefings will appear in order.

Second Briefing: McCain NOT Pro-Life

Third Briefing: McCain Not Pro-Life II

Fourth Briefing: McCain’s voting record:

Fifth briefing:: Senate and Unity Concerns

Sixth briefing: Betrayal

Seventh briefing: Betrayal 2

Eighth briefing: Patton’s Prayer

Ninth briefing: McCain’s Poor Leadership

Is McCain pushing Lisa James for AZ GOP chair — again?

September 21, 2016

Rumor has it that one of the movers and shakers behind the shady effort to purge the Arizona Republican Party of conservative precinct committeeman is Lisa James, once again doing the bidding of John McCain. The 80-year-old U.S. Senator running for another 6-year term, is still enraged over being censured by elected State Committeemen and he wants them outta the political town by sundown — or at least not showing up at the state meeting in January for a repeat of the scathing rebuke.

The best insurance to keep the McEstablishment in control of the Arizona Republican Party is to rid it once and for all of the conservatives who understand all too well that total control, not dedicated party workers is what the McCain syndicate desires. McCain has used out-of-state Obama donors to help him in the purge. Current AZ GOP chairman Robert Graham is tied at the hip to McCain and McCain is tied to the disreputable George Soros who has funded his campaigns since 2001. Multi-billionaire Soros disdains national borders and with his ally McCain has pushed for a greater influx of illegals and unable to be vetted “refugees” into the U.S.

Prior to the Primary Election, where precinct committeemen are elected, ultra slick, full color, costly mailers, sent to registered Republicans urged them to vote for the “conservative, grassroots slate of Precinct Committeemen in our neighborhood.”

“Our neighborhood,” it turns out, is any neighborhood where conservatives are in abundance. The gimmick is to overfill the allotted slots with McRingers. The tagline is “Together, Let’s Build A Strong Republican Party!” The mailer also urges, “The candidates listed here represent a new generation of leadership and opportunity for Arizona Republicans and grassroots activists.”

This isn’t simply bologna. It’s gelatinous Spam in a can.

The required “paid for by” on the mailers lists Citizens for a Working America, a PAC sporting an oddly Socialist sounding moniker. Haven’t heard of it? Neither have most of us. Sunlight Foundation shines bright, antiseptic sun light on the Super PAC described as “flying under the radar.” 

We posted Precinct Committeemen: Have you been McPurged? a couple of weeks ago as PCs were made to wait for days to find out if they’d been kicked to the curb by McCain operatives. In the post we describe the shenanigans that have been engaged in by our so very busy U.S. Senators to oust dedicate party workers. This is not a new phenomenon. Former Sen. Jon Kyengaged in these underhanded tactics in 2012As we pointed out at that time, the precinct committeemen elections are crucial since it is the elected precinct committeemen who elect the intra-party leadership. Having conservatives in these posts hinders the efforts to have malleable stooges voted in to do the biding of the Republicrat honchos, who invariably push for amnesty immediately after they are reelected — though they campaign as committed agents of border security.

All of this signals that committed McCain supporter Lisa James is back for another bite at the AZ GOP chairmanship apple. She ran in 2007 and 2009, losing both times to business executive and CPA Randy Pullen. Pullen also served as the Arizona Republican National Committeeman, and Treasurer of the Republican National Committee.

This time around Jim O’Connor, Legislative District 23 Chairman is deserving of your support. Don’t let the practiced con artists con you.

Jeff Flake sinking like a rock preceding reelection

September 20, 2016

Squish Republicrat Jeff Flake losing support

Just days ago, the Arizona Republic, slickly adept at skewing the news to fit its own agenda, had to admit — and on Page One, no less — that Jeff Flake is in trouble with Arizona voters.

The anorexic newspaper, only 26 pages two days running, excluding the throwaway USAToday, but including the full-page hearing aid ads for its aging demographic readership, conceded that its own poll showed McCain’s freshman underling at a bottom dragging 35 percent favorability rating as he gears up his reelection campaign.

Flake’s 2012 path to the senate was not a cake walk. It took enormous effort on the part of then-retiring Sen. Jon Kyl, and his seatmate John McCain to pull Flake over the finish line. Although the duo appeared in numerous pro-Flake ads, Flake barely beat U.S. Surgeon General Richard Carmona.  Appointed to the nation’s Top Doc post by Pres. George W. Bush, Vice Admiral Carmona, M.D. lost by just 3 percentage points. Carmona possessed credentials — military, law enforcement and medical — lobbyist-turned U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake could only dream of.

Flake has an ego far exceeding his abilities. Given to highlighting his hair, posting shirtless pics of himself and effecting a mindless smirk, he is also adept at obscuring the truth as it suits him.

This reprehensible election gimmick involving robo calls directing voters to the wrong polling places came from Flake’s 2012 senate campaign was revealed by TV12.

Regardless of which side of Second Amendment freedoms you come down on, Flake inexcusably lied to the mother of an Aurora, Colorado theater shooting victim, who had contacted him regarding background checks. She called Flake a “coward.”

The Arizona Republic, dismayed at his facility for facileness also editorially called him out as a “coward” on the same issue.

When Flake glibly backtracked on his long held amnesty for illegals stance on which he has repeatedly partnered  with liberal Illinois congressman Luis Gutierrez, the newspaper excoriated him in another editorial, saying he was “no longer a statesman,“ merely “a politician.”

The left-leaning editorial board need not have come unglued. His latest view was merely one of political expediency. Once the former House member was elected to the Senate, he joined with his mentor McCain to form the Gang of Eight, enlisting some of the most liberal senators and a couple of like-thinking RINOs to once again push  for amnesty for illegals.

“In the past I have supported a broad approach to immigration reform, increased border security coupled with a temporary worker program. I no longer do,” the slippery candidate Flake previously declared. “I’ve been down that road, and it is a dead end.”

This July post,So you think you know Jeff Flake? Think again” remains popular as does this August posting “Jeff Flake’s deceit exceeded only by his arrogance.”  They will help explain why Jeff Flake is the most unpopular senator in the nation, as reported by azfamily TV 3.