AZ GOP Graham misleads, blames; ignites war with LaFaro

July 30, 2015

In this emailed letter addressed to Republican PCs, Chairmen and Executive Committee Members, AZ GOP Chairman Robert Graham has removed the saber from its scabbard as he proceeds to slash at…. “a former party chairman” defined by Graham as “woefully unsuccessful…” while questioning his “true Republican” commitment.

The bizarre letter, received Wednesday is titled, “Dispelling Rumors.” It should have been titled, “Fancy Footwork by a Clumsy Dancer.”

The fact is Graham has received numerous questions — all of which have gone unanswered — regarding his recent disreputable actions toward the Maricopa County Republican Party which he characterizes as “rumors surrounding the temporary cash assistance we provided to MCRC.” He then makes embarrassingly inept attempts to “provide some insights.”

This is just another of many such shoddy misadventures in which Graham has engaged. Scratching the surface always reveals his links to the McEstablishment in general and John McCain, in particular. A few examples can be found here.

Acknowledging “mistakes” were made, Graham runs for cover behind the skirts of his aged grandmother’s out-of-state birthday celebration, his staffers and his need to be “in DC speaking at a Senate briefing against President Obama’s Iranian deal.” What Robert Graham’s foreign policy or nuclear enrichment expertise is, remains a mystery.

The “former party chairman” Robert Graham alludes to is not nameless — neither is he mute. Unlike Graham, he is a committed conservative named A.J. LaFaro — and he is more than willing to respond. His reply isn’t disjointed and doesn’t ramble, since he has nothing to conceal.

A.J. LaFaro’s succinct response:

Robert Graham appears to have serious problems. His continued lame attempts and Saul Alinsky tactics to promote himself while falsely attacking conservatives is irrational and divisive – but not unexpected.

The cheap shot he took at me is meaningless, frivolous, baseless and without merit just like the complaint filed by the progressive socialists.The AZGOP Precinct and State Committeemen should remove Robert Graham from office just like John McCain.

A. J. LaFaro
National Director, Arizona Republican Assembly (AZRA)
Immediate Past Chairman, Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC)


Donald Trump expected to draw thousands in Phoenix

July 10, 2015

Focus on illegal immigration resonates

Due to overwhelming demand for tickets to hear presidential candidate Donald Trump, his Saturday, July 11 event is moving from the Arizona Biltmore Resort to the much larger Phoenix Convention Center.*

Within hours after it was announced that Trump was scheduling a visit, organizers began scrambling to locate a larger crowd accommodating venue. At last count, over 3,500 people have signed up for the free tickets at www.standwithtrump.eventbrite.com.  Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will accompany Trump, who will be speaking on illegal immigration.

Trump’s poll numbers have surged, topping out the GOP candidate list, according to this just released national survey. Rasmussen reports that most Americans agree with Trump on the criminality associated with illegals.

The Washington Post reports that Jeff Flake — who has the lowest rating in the U.S. Senate, 3-points below bottom-dragger John McCain — attempted to pressure Maricopa County GOP chairman Tyler Bowyer not to sponsor the event.

But Bowyer would have none of it, instead issuing a statement in response to Flake’s comments saying the party is “thrilled” to welcome Trump. Bowyer accused the senator of violating former president Ronald Reagan’s 11th Commandment: “Thou shall not speak ill of any other Republican.”

“It is saddening that at a time when Republicans should be exposing the negligence and failed policies of Democrats — from sanctuary cities to DACA and catch-and-release to Obama’s refusal to secure the border — some Republicans choose to instead gossip about which GOP presidential candidate was invited to meet with voters in their home county,” the statement read.

Amnesty-supporting Flake declared Trump’s views as not reflective of the Republican Party.

“As an elected official and as a Republican, I’m not excited about this, to say the least,” Flake said. “I don’t think that [Trump’s] views are reflective of the party, particularly in Arizona, a border state.” 

Yet in a case of views being “reflective” much closer to home, when Flake’s then 15-year-old son, Tanner, was exposed for his online spew of vile racist, anti-Semitic, and homophobic slurs, Jeff Flake actually apologized on behalf of his son, requiring nothing of him. Tanner, who used the name “ni**erkiller” as a game participant, was equally vicious in his insults of the very Hispanics his dad is working so hard to legalize, referring to Mexicans as “scum of the earth.”  Read our post “Generational Flakes.”

*Phoenix Convention Center, 100 North 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004 — North Ballroom.  Saturday, July 11, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM


Extremists incrementally transforming America

June 25, 2015

“We need to put the American flag down”

Few of us will forget the words uttered by presidential candidate Barack Obama days preceding the 2008 election. The foolish crowds, taught moral equivalency rather than American exceptionalism by liberal unionist teachers, cheered as he vowed,“We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”

Michelle Obama, who attended Princeton and Harvard Law School on scholarships, oddly acknowledged, “For the first time in my adult lifetime I’m really proud of my country.”  Not as widely publicized was this outlandish comment: “We are going to have to change our conversation; we’re going to have to change our traditions, our history; we’re going to have to move into a different place as a nation….and he (Barack Obama) is prepared t do it.“

The offensive comments maligning America taken in stride then, have now assumed a renewed fervor. Political correctness reigns to such an extent that when a psychotic 9th grade dropout, citing a racist “manifesto” as his reason for mowing down nine black innocents in a South Carolina church Bible study group, people fall over themselves to jettison historic Civil War symbols that were an integral part of the landscape before his senseless massacre. Confederate flags have been removed from the shelves of major retailers.

Politicians and celebrities race to weigh in on the “vile” history of the flag, now vanishing from statehouses where it has flown in unity with Old Glory. Due to the despicable actions of a deranged 21-year-old, there are now efforts to dismantle statues depicting Civil War soldiers in parks and courthouse squares where many have stood for a century. The war between the states, where family loyalties were often divided, ended in 1865.   

Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, a Democrat, is a lone voice as he encourages people to understand the “complicated history of the Civil War” as they call for the removal of the Confederate flag across the country. His statement can be read here.

What thinking Americans, seeing the national knee bent in supplication to political correctness, would have doubted that this demand would follow as hate monger and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan used the horrific slaughter to declare:

“I don’t know what the hell the fight is about over the Confederate flag. We need to put the American flag down. Because we’ve caught as much hell under that as the Confederate flag.”  His comments, made at a worship service,  were met with cheers and applause. He added, “Who are we fighting today? It’s the people that carry the American flag.”

Listen to the audio here, courtesy of WMAL.


It’s time to stand with Sheriff Joe

May 28, 2015

When it comes to Sheriff Joe Arpaio, facts are incidental to AZ Republic reporters

The Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic)  contrives any opportunity in its attempt to topple career law enforcement professional Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The usual cued-up team goes into overdrive on command. There are the contemptible editorials passing themselves off as news reports, partnered with the actual editorials that are coordinated with the vicious rants from columnists, accompanied by the constant onslaught of derisive cartoons. Editorial writer Linda Valdez, leftist extraordinaire, jumps in with what were previously and correctly called “Quick Hits.” The recipients of her barrage need Kevlar protection.

The coordinated effort among the newspaper’s few remaining staffers doesn’t miss a trick in attempting to skew the sheriff. The República is stridently pro-amnesty, open borders and supports in-state tuition for foreign nationals. Multi-page sob stories bolstering illegals are its stock in trade.

Recently the daily weighed in with yet another article mocking Sheriff Arpaio. Though brief, the intent was to slam him for asking his supporters for financial help. The smug reporters once again were unable to get their facts straight, even misspelling the name of his longtime campaign spokesman.

Sheriff Arpaio writes of incurring legal bills, and often having to personally pay for attorneys to represent him in these cases. “I do not have the personal wealth or the wherewithal to keep up with the costly demands of paying for attorneys to defend me.” He affirms his intent “to keep fighting for what I know is right. I took an oath to protect and defend the US Constitution and I will keep that oath until my last breath.” 

Arpaio has become the eye of the storm for addressing the crisis of illegal immigration. For his efforts, he has paid dearly as the ACLU, advocacy groups representing illegals and left-leaning federal judges have gone after him. His legal costs continue to escalate. He has also committed to running for another term, writing, “It’s going to take a lot of resources to combat the attacks and false allegations against me and my deputies. We anticipate the hardest campaign in Maricopa County history to remove me due to my unyielding stance on upholding the Rule of Law.”

He needs our support now more than ever.  His legal defense fund can be accessed here. His 2016 reelection fund is here. Give what you can.  We need this good man to continue to serve the citizens of Maricopa County.


Dare challenge McCain? Attacks on Sen. Ward begin

April 27, 2015

Arizona State Sen. Kelli Ward has accomplished more in her four+ decades than most folks ever aspire to in a lifetime. In addition to representing the residents of Lake Havasu City as a two-tem Republican lawmaker, she is a mother of three, a family doctor, and a military wife married to a Colonel in the Arizona Air National Guard. Her husband Michael serves as Arizona’s State Air Surgeon.

Exceedingly accomplished, Sen. Ward, now a physician, previously worked as an environmental chemist. She holds an undergraduate degree in psychology. (Bio here)

But none of her successes are enough to keep her out of the grinding gears of the McCain Machine. Though not a declared candidate, Kelli Ward has committed the unpardonable sin of opening an exploratory campaign for U. S. Senate earlier this month, “testing the waters” for a possible run. 

Conservative elected state committeemen who censured McCain at their 2014 Statutory Meeting know all too well the ferocity of his retaliatory tactics. Keeping his distance, he uses surrogates to accomplish his disreputable deeds. His efforts to rid the Arizona Republican Party of dedicated precinct committeemen, elected by their Republican neighbors in their own precincts, resulted in a devastating blow to the grassroots election efforts. As FrontPage magazine reports, under the guise of the benign sounding “Arizona Grassroots Action PAC,” San Francisco-based Democrat McCain donors helped raise nearly $300,000 to oust and replace elected conservative committeemen —- the backbone activists of the AZ GOP —- who voted in a stinging rebuke to censure McCain.

Make no mistake. The coordinated attempts to marginalize Sen. Ward are underway. Within short order after her exploratory announcement came the choreographed “chemtrail” conspiracy hype from the team of slicksters at the McCain-endorsing newspaper. Its assigned sycophantic McReporter Dan Nowicki, created a vaporous contrivance that was followed by a supporting column by leftist pap peddler, EJ Montini.  She’s already been subjected to cartoonist Steve Benson’s toxic hit pen.

The latest in bogus contrivances is the attempt to declare her unfit for using a photo her husband took of her in her senate office on a fundraising email sent out to supporters. Over half a page in the daily is devoted to this effort. The accompanying Nowicki article illustrated the concern with a 6 ½ x 7 ½  inch depiction of the photo. The last sentence in the unintelligible article notes “Secretary of State Michele Reagan’s office signaled it won’t likely pursue the issue.”

A recent edition of the Mohave Valley Daily News quoted McCain saying he was aware that Sen. Ward is considering running against him.

Feigning joviality, he said, “I always enjoy a good campaign and have had a lot of good, exhilarating campaigns and I’m certainly looking forward to another campaign.” 

Translation: I will use whatever means and spend whatever is necessary to brutalize anyone who dares cross me.  

This time it could well be a woman who runs rings around him in the brains department and is not likely to fear the man who has spent decades in Washington D.C. giving aid and comfort to Democrats.

Haven’t you had enough? 


So very Sowell: Conservative genius takes on AZ Leftist Grijalva

April 19, 2015

Take time to read Dr. Thomas Sowell’s most recent column, ‘The New Inquisition.’

Marching in lockstep on the very debatable topic of “global warming” is the issue as Marxist U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, who runs as a Democrat, attempts to silence scientists whose free speech and divergent views interfere with his extremist political agenda. The Arizona Congressman has been writing to universities, demanding financial records showing who is financing the research of dissenting scientists, and demanding their internal communications as well. This is political correctness run amok and the right to dissent being shut down.

This letter posted on WUWT is an example of Grijalva’s witch hunting techniques in which he uses the signature Alinskyite tactics of the community organizer he once was.

The Daily Caller’s video points to 2014 as another year without global warming.—-  joining  219 months with no significant upward temperature trend.


McCain gets kid glove treatment from left-leaning Politico

April 17, 2015

This recent article about John McCain in Politico brings to mind the decades old couch in grandpa’s attic. It’s too outdated to be rehabbed, reeks of the mustiness of years of stagnation and its rusty springs gouge your backside if you’re not careful where you sit. No one wants it, but the idea of throwing it out somehow seems a difficult task. Uncle Earl was diapered on it when they still were made out of cloth and needed to be washed rather than tossed. Aunt Mae was proposed to on that very divan. Frantic family thought cousin Sally had been kidnapped by itinerant roofers wandering the area, when, as a toddler, she was just napping behind a back corner of the floral flounce. But finally reality has overtaken sentimentality and to everyone’s relief the relic has been moved out to the curb for pickup.

First elected in 1982, before many of Arizona’s residents were born, McCain is staring 80 in the eye. But his colossal ego can’t bear being ripped from the seat of power in DC. As he tells it, he “still has more work to do.” If he hasn’t accomplished his goals in well over 30 years, it’s time to give someone else a crack at the job.

It took two reporters to construct Politico’s McCain article. Each likely has a granddad who’s a McCain contemporary. Neither of them live in Arizona nor have a handle on the revulsion with which conservatives view McCain. The duo turn to McCain allies for substantiating comments to bolster duplicitous McCain’s bravado-packed statements. Conservatives are marginalized by being declared “tea partiers who are afraid of McCain.” Two-term state Sen. Kelli Ward, who has opened an exploratory U.S. Senate campaign, is demeaned as “little known.”  In fact, the family physician, married to a military flight surgeon has been traveling the state and being met with widespread support.

Unlike McCain, who receives jeers, boos and turned backs, Sen. Kelli Ward gins up enthusiastic crowds who see her conservative perspective as manna from political heaven. McCain has previously relied on the votes of the state’s senior population and newcomers who recognize his ubiquitous name and have little other information. His key advantage is the disengaged, apathetic voter. He carried his home state of Arizona by the slimmest of margins when running against Obama in 2008.

Well connected to the lobbyist money machine, he also uses his operatives to engage in the most loathsome version of politics. GOP members of the congressional delegation are not demurring in mounting a challenge to him because they respect him. They are staying put because they’ve all seen “The Godfather” and remember the message sent by the horse’s head in the bed scene.

The 1,150 to 351 censure vote against him by elected state committeemen at the 2014 Republican statutory meeting resulted in an orchestrated effort played out by his surrogates to oust longtime conservatives from the party ranks. He now has a chokehold on the state GOP, with ambitious chairman Robert Graham obediently falling in line.

According to Politico, these are merely “hardball tactics that seem to spook would-be challengers.” Only low information voters could possibly take that sentiment at face value. John McCain is a liberal poser who cloaks himself as a “maverick.” His viciousness is legendary and makes his renown salty speech pale in comparison. He does not represent Arizona or the Republican Party platform. Like the musty old divan, crusty McCain needs a curbside reality check.


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