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Friday, January 31, 2014

1-30-13 MCRC Briefs

Maricopa County Republican Briefs

Maricopa County Republican Chairman: AJ LaFaro      aj_ml@hotmail.com

Briefs Editor   Frosty Taylor    repcomm@cox.net

Web Master   John Strasser

Jan 30, 2014

  

·       So You Don’t-Like-the Republican-Party-Of John-McCain    Joe The Plumber

 

·       MCRC Chairman A J LaFaro: Responding To Comments Made This Week By Sen John McCain Backers regarding the passage of the county and state ‘Censure McCain Resolutions’, Maricopa County Republican Committee Chairman LaFaro stated today, “Based on the responses from the diminishing number of John McCain supporters - they are either in denial, senile or lying to public again. It’s unfortunate liberal individuals like John McCain, Jon Kyl, Democrat gubernatorial candidate Fred Duval, and Duval’s campaign manager Grant Woods - who is a Republican – would use Saul Alinsky tactics to try silencing the millions of people in Arizona and America who disagree with them on the critical issues and their progressive socialist bullying tactics.  The censure and the people who support it have never used demeaning or derogatory terms or phrases like John McCain and his few public supporters.”

Background: Echoing six Republican County Committees, the AZGOP State Committeemen strongly censured Sen John McCain during their Saturday meeting in Tempe when they loudly (voice vote) approved a Resolution of Censure similar to the ones passed this month by the Maricopa, Apache, Cochise, Gila, Mohave and Santa Cruz County Republican Committees. The Maricopa County Republican Committee (MCRC) passed a censure resolution by a 1151 to 351 vote during its annual precinct committeemen meeting held Jan 11 in Tempe. Within two weeks, the other five county committees passed similar resolutions censuring McCain for not sticking to the party platform.  Maricopa County is the largest county in the state with 3.942 million of Arizona's 6.553 million residents.  Maricopa County has 63% of Arizona's registered Republican voters, according to MCRC Chairman A. J. LaFaro.

 

·       Gila County Republican Party Withdraws Support to Speaker Boehner.  Coming on the heels of its recent censure of Senator John McCain, the Gila County Republican Party has sent a letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner withdrawing support for him as Speaker. 

 

·       Senator John McCain On The Principles For Immigration Reform released by House Republican leaders today: “I applaud Speaker Boehner and the GOP leadership team for proposing common sense principles the House Republican conference can agree on to reform our nation’s immigration system and strengthen security along our borders. The principles introduced today represent a positive step in the right direction. I am hopeful that the House will complete this work over the next few months. As Speaker Boehner has made clear, the House will move at its own pace and work through its own process, a prerogative I respect and support. I look forward to working with my colleagues at the appropriate time to move forward on this important issue.”

 

·       Censure Of McCain Another Black Eye For Arizona GOP

 

·       Arizona-Republican-Leader-Defends-Members-Against-McCain-Attacks

 

·       Tomorrow morning Timothy Schwartz, author of the MCRC Resolution to Censure McCain, is taping a segment with Brahm Resnik that will be aired at 8 am on the Feb 1 ‘Sunday Square Off’ show on Channel 12 in Phoenix.

 

·       John-McCain-Responds To Censure  Huffington Post

 

·       CCAGW Statement On Arizona GOP Censure Of Sen. John McCain

 

·       Timothy Schwartz On The James Harris Talk Show Www.1041thetruth.Com Click On The Tab Called “Truth On Demand” Then Click On James T. Harris Show

 

·       Heritage Action for America scores Sen John McCain - just above Rep Raul Grijalva (D) http://www.heritageactionscorecard.com/members   1/29/14

 

·       McCain Decline Started Last Year According To Rocky Mtn Poll  67% Think It Is Time For A Senator With New Ideas (April 2013)

·       John-McCain-Support-In-Arizona-Dropping  support lowest in 21 years  -- AZ Capitol Times   (April 2013)

 

·       Only 7% View McCain As A GOP Leader  publicpolicypolling 

 

·       Good-Thing-Caused-By-Conservatives-PCs In-AZ   Red State

 

·       The Yavapai County Trunk ‘N Tusk  Fundraiser/Lincoln Reagan Day Dinner will be held Feb 15 at the Prescott Resort, 1500 E Hwy 69, Prescott..  Cocktails at 6 pm - no host bar.  Dinner at 7.  Speakers include Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX), Rep. Paul Gosar, and Shane Krauser, Director of the American Academy for Constitutional Education, author and attorney.  Tickets $65 per person.  Limited seating is available with the guests for $130 per person or $260 per couple.  To place program ads contact YCRC headquarters at (928) 776-4500.  Raffle items are being accepted now. The Live Auction will include a AP 1/2 Numbered and framed print by Cowboy Artist, Charles A. Stazenski called "Cheyenne" showing Bareback Bronco Star, Arnold Jones in his heyday.  Tickets:  www.yavgov.org   Contact: YCRC headquarters at (928) 776-4500.

 

·       More Random Thoughts/Observations From The State Meeting: (Observing people is half the fun of going to a state meeting.)

ü  No one could miss Dan Grimm – the guy in the green leprechaun hat – who quietly works his backside off before and during county/state meetings.

ü  Some say that six counties and the state party censuring of Sen John McCain reflects badly on McCain and the party.

ü  Others point out he brought it on himself  with years of disregarding voters letters and phone calls; which resulted in PCs resorting to the censure passage to get his attention and hoping to get him back in line with the party platform. His disregard for grassroots Republicans with his last-minute, no public notification town hall meetings with select people didn’t set well with elected LD Chairs and PCs either.

ü  Candidate tables in the courtyard benefit the candidates - who garner lots of petition signatures… and the PCs who get a chance to chat eye ball to ball with them.  But what possesses some folks to make nasty digs about candidates to the volunteers who are manning their tables???

ü  Someone needs to tell candidates that party crashing isn’t acceptable.  Table reservations at state meetings are a must!

ü  Helen Purcell, Yvonne Reed and county recorders crew, are always there with the ballot tabulating equipment.  What would we do without those quick tally returns?

ü  Computer tech George Teegarden, the quiet fellow with a big smile who keeps the computers going, was observed picking up the trash left behind on the pews – papers, ribbons, etc. He received one of the well-deserved Chairman’s awards this year. That man deserves a pat on the back for the countless hours he puts in for the party.

ü  Some speculate that Gov Jan Brewer might have noticed the less than normally warm reception from those who haven’t forgiven her for the way she pushed her Medicaid Expansion aka Obamacare bill through last legislative session.

ü  Will the Gov try to run again? Who knows? At any rate, she remains popular in many arenas and has been a better Gov than her predecessor - former Gov Janet Napolitano, who left the state in financial shambles.

ü  National Committeeman Bruce Ash gave an update on the RNC meeting he had attended in Washington, DC last week.  National Committee woman Sharon Geise and AZGOP Chairman Robert Graham also attended the RNC meeting .

ü  Hmmm… Chatter overheard that a couple of PCs carried some 20 proxies, causing speculation as to why they apparently scoured their legislative districts for other PCs voting rights … and more specifically -  which candidate race were they hoping to sway at the ballot box??  Come on now, getting ballots for more than a handful of proxies slows down credentials processing and stuffing all those ballots into the counting machines doesn’t go unnoticed either!

ü  The four GOP Congressman – Matt Salmon, Trent Franks, Paul Gosar and David Schweikert - were in attendance in the morning, but our two GOP Senators – Sen John McCain and Jeff Flake were conspicuously absent.  Old timers were quick to point out that McCain and former Sen Jon Kyl hadn’t been at any state meetings in years.  Former State Chairman Tom Morrissey verified that McCain and Kyl hadn’t attended the two state meetings he conducted.  Others insist their absences have been far longer than that. Kyl may have attended one session during Randy Pullen’s reign as the state chair.

ü  On a far lighter note.  Miryam Gutier was cute as a button floating around in her fashionable pink sweater.

ü  Pebble Creek Republican Club leader Sue Harrison always looks like the perfect Republican lady in her red jacket and red/white/blue scarf.

ü  Diane Ortiz-Parsons was all over the place (an energizer bunny).

ü  Pat Oldroyd, so quiet and efficient, tended to her tasks.

ü  LD13 PC Karen Brogdon drives all the way from Wittman to help at the credentials tables – every year!

ü  Yes, that was ‘Hair on Fire’ talk radio show hostess Barbara Espinosa manning Randy Pullen’s candidate for State Treasurer table.

ü  Thanks to all of the volunteers who spend countless hours doing all the behind the scenes work from stuffing packets to checking credentials to picking up litter and taking down banners after the meeting.  These hardworking people are the ones who make these meeting successful! – Frosty Taylor, editor

 

·       The Feb 1 “Road To Victory” Candidate Roundup Day is scheduled from 9:30 am to 4 pm ($30 ticket includes lunch) and a 6-9 pm “Steaks & Stetsons” VIP reception/dinner – at Ft. McDowell Adventures, 14803 No Hiawatha Hood Road,  Ft McDowell. For candidate tables, reservations & pricing call Lori Urbin 480-221-9633 or Nina Marlowe 480-707-9043. Tickets: Day cblroundup  Evening  steaksandstetsons

 

·       Free Booth space is available to LDs, Republican Clubs, Tea Parties And Other Conservative Groups Supporting Our Military at the Feb 1 “Road to Victory Candidate Round-Up” scheduled at Ft. McDowell Adventure. Call 602-677-1496 today.

·       The "Steak And Stetson" Dinner, Will Feature James O'Keef of Project Veritas, who will address ‘The State Of Journalism In America.’ O’Keefe exposed ACORN and Planned Parenthood corruption. Other speakers include Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, former New Hampshire GOP Chairman Jack Kimball, and others. For tickets - 602-541-1436.

·        The Sun City West Republican Club will meeting at 8:30 am, Feb 1 at the SCW Foundations building (Quail Room), 14465 R H Johnson Blvd., Sun City West. Doors open at 8 am/coffee & donouts. $2 donation accepted. Speaker: Arizona chapter of Americans for Prosperity  Director Tom Jenny addressing the effects of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and the expansion of Medicaid in Arizona.  RSVP 602-421-8877.

 

·       Pima County Republicans Are Holding A Basic “Twitter Boot Camp” from 9-11 am, Feb 1 at GOP HQ, 5447 E 5th St. #100, Tucson. Limited to five students. Reservations: 321-1492.

 

·       Matt Papke’s Campaign Camp will be walking precincts Feb 1. Volunteers are to meet at 1:30 pm at Estsrada Park, 1801 E. Palomino Dr.,Tempe. Wear business casual, comfortable  shoes.

 

·       LD5 Sen Kelli Ward’s bill decreasing liability to school districts and allowing recreational use of school facilities by community members during off-school hours passed the Senate Education Committee with flying colors this morning.

 

·       The Sun City Republican Club will have a table at the Feb 5  Sun City Recreation Center's  New Members Orientation at the Sundial Center, 14801 N 103rd  Ave., Sun City.  Contact:  Joyce Crist,  jcristaz@centurylink.net  

 

·       RNC Chairman Reince Priebus left a message with MSNBC President Phil Griffin  express his annoyance at the offensive and unacceptable tweet discrediting Republicans and conservatives. “I have sent him a letter demanding that he personally, as president of the network, take responsibility and apologize for the disgusting tweet. Until he takes internal corrective action and personally apologizes—not just to the RNC but to all right-of-center Americans—I’m banning all RNC staff from appearing on, associating with, or booking any RNC surrogates on MSNBC.”
 

·       AZGOP Candidate Announcements can be sent to repcomm@cox.net for posting in the Briefs.

 

·        Arizona GOP Congressmen Ask Obama To Lay Off Executive Orders -- And References To "Kids"

·        Send No-Amnesty-Pledge-Letter-To Congress

·        Can GOP Lawmakers End The Obamacare Nightmare?   Salmon On Hannity

·        Resolution Of The Constitutional Sheriffs And Peace Officers Association  See Full Resolution.

·        What_Would_You_Do_If_Your_Unmarried_Daughter_Got_Pregnant

·        Last-Nights-SOTU-Was-The-Least-Watched-In-Decades

·        Parties Target Campaigns For Secretary Of State

·        Emergency Bill To Fund Child Welfare Agency Could Be On Brewer's Desk Thursday

·        Ahwatukee Republican Women's Club Donates To Child Crisis Center

·        Local Doctors Say Child Sex Abuse Is Happening At 'Alarming Rates'

·        Not Clucking Around: Chickens Brought To Arpaio Protest

·        Minimum Wage Debate, Local Business Owner Weighs In

·        Fact Check: GOP Candidates On Medicaid

·        Legislature Set To OK Millions In Extra CPS Cash

·        Arizona Lawmaker Proposes Taxpayers Pay For Super Bowl In Glendale

·        Ethics Questions Directed At Former City Of Glendale Attorney

·        Ariz. House Panel Oks $6 Million For Child Protection Services

·        Senate Republicans Take First Step Toward Creating Fund For SB1070 Email Fight

·        Protestors Of Recent ASU Party Have Wrong Priorities

·        Senate Panel Approves $5.7 Million In Funding To New Child Services Department

·        Colorado-Company-Selling-New-Multiple-Impact-Bullets-In-AZ

·        DPS: Extra DUI Patrols In Phoenix Metro For Super Bowl Weekend

·        Deputy Constable Still On The Job, May Be Breaking State Law

·        3-Valley-Defense-Attorneys-In-The-Hospital-Because-Of-The-Flu-Virus

·        Long-Lost-Martin-Luther-King-Jr-Audio-Found-At-Valley-Goodwill-Store

·        4-Arrested-503-Pounds-Of-Marijuana-Seized-By-MCSO

·        City Workers Rally In Downtown Phoenix

·        Yahoo-Email-Account-Passwords-Stolen

·        Exec. Asst. Chief Named Interim Phoenix Fire Chief

·        AZ House Panel Votes To Repeal New Election Law

·        Veterans Job Fair Set For Feb. 6 In Glendale

·        BLM Seeks Suspect In Burro Shootings

·        39 Days With No Precipitation In Flagstaff

·        Full Text: Barack Obama's Remarks At 2014 State Of The Union

·        John-Boehner-Facial Reactions To State-Of-The-Union

·        Fact-Checking-The-2014-State-Of-The-Union-Address

·        Should Obama Be Impeached Over Benghazi?  Poll

 

AMERICAN FREEDOM

·        MCRC-Chairman-A J-Lafaro-Responds-To Comments On McCain Censure Resolution

·        A-Line-In-Sand-By-Michael-Connelly

·        Boehner-Will-Cave-On-Immigration

·        Jesse-Jackson-Jr-Gets-8700-Per-Month-In Jail

·        Cato-Scholars-Respond-To-2014-State-Of.The Union

·        Arizona-Kate-Brophy-McGees-Legislative Report

·        A-Nation-Of-Flaws-Not-Of-Men

·        RNC-Rules-Change-Op-Ed-By-Bruce-Ash

SEEING AZ RED

·        GOP Poised To Snatch Defeat From Jaws Of Victory

·        Open Letter To AZ’s U.S. Reps. Considering Amnesty Vote

ESPRESSOPUNDIT

·        No Credibility....

·        Self Packing

GilbertWatch:

·        Gila County Republican Party Withdraws Support to Speaker Boehner.  Coming on the heels of its recent censure of Senator John McCain, the Gila County Republican Party has sent a letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner withdrawing support for him as Speaker. 

·        They're Baaaaaaack! Gilbert's Building, Energy and Green Codes, that is.

·        Payson Tea Meeting on 1/30: An Alternative to Obamacare

·        God's Name Will be Heard again in Gilbert, after 14 Years of Silence

·        John McCain Censured by the AZGOP: Leftist Payson Roundup Practices Usual Malpractice

·        Road To Victory Event To Kick Off 2014 Election Cycle

·       Misplaced Priorities

LLOYD MARCUS

·        Black_America_Stop_The_Insanity

FLOYD REPORTS

·        The Startling New Way Big Brother Is Tracking Your Health

·        Watch State-Of-The-Union Protest In Carlsbad, California

VINEOFLIFE

·        State Of The Union Speech 2014 – Is The President Insane, Misinformed, Or Out To Destroy The Country?

·        Barack Hussein Obama’s Half-Brother, Malik, Joins Terror Group Hamas In Advocating The Destruction Of Israel

·       Iran Can Now Build And Deliver Nukes, US Intel Reports

NEW ZEAL

·        Mike Lee Tea Party Speech Sotu Response Transcript

ARIZONA FREEDOMALLIANCE

·        Arizona-Legislation  2014 Session

 

RNC/GOP

·        More_States_Are_Quietly_Becoming_Republican

·        Republican-Party-Organizes-Msnbc-Boycott-Over-Demeaning-Tweet

IMMIGRATION/BORDERS/ILLEGALS

·        House-GOP-Leaders-Unveiling-Immigration-Reform-Framework

·        GOP Immigration Provides More Than One Principle. Why? How Soon Do Illegals “Get Right With The Law?” Which Laws Enforced?

·        Comparing House GOP Immigration Plan, ‘Gang Of Eight’ Bill

·        M3 Report     Updated Daily    Caution: Graphic Photos  

·        AZ Border Defenders     Updated Daily

·        Azborderdefenders  - Hidden Cameras

·        Need2no.Us   Border News Watch: Links To Sites On Matters Of Law Enforcement For Illegal Human And Drug Traffic.

SECOND AMENDMENT/GUN RIGHTS

·        Rebellion: Tennessee-Introduces Bill To Nullify-Obama’s Gun-Control Bill

IRS

·        Sen Ted Cruz Querstions Eric Holder On The Investigation Into IRS

MEDIA

·        All-Three-Networks-Avoid-Fact-Checking-Obama-Speech-Tout-Biden-Interview

·        MSNBC-Apologizes-For-Offensive-Biracial-Tweet

IMPEACHMENT

·        Impeachment_In_The_United_States

CRIME/TERRORIST

·        U.S. Prosecutors Seek Execution Of Marathon Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

·        Convicted-Killer-Complains-State-Is-Too-Slow-In-Providing-His-Sex-Change-Operation

CONGRESS

·        House GOP Releases Plan For Immigration Reform

·        Comparing House GOP Immigration Plan, ‘Gang Of Eight’ Bill

·        GOP Immigration Provides More Than One Principle. Why? How Soon Do Illegals “Get Right With The Law?” Which Laws Enforced?

·        Ted-Cruz Vows Spending Fight On Debt Cap Boehner Seeks To Avoid

·        Dem Senator To Obama: Your 'Policies Are Wrong'

·        House-GOP-Leaders-Unveiling-Immigration-Reform-Framework

·        Sen Ted Cruz Questions Eric Holder On The Investigation Into IRS

·        Congressman Calls Obama A 'Socialist Dictator' On House Floor

·        Stockman Walks Out Of Obama SOTU Speech

·        Dems-Say-Obamacare-Over-Religion

CULTURAL/RELIGIOUS ISSUES

·        Dems-Say-Obamacare-Over-Religion

EDUCATION

·        Formal-Response-To-The-Chief-State-School-Officers-Letter-On-Student-Data-Privacy

OBAMACARE/HEALTH

·        Can GOP Lawmakers End The Obamacare Nightmare?

·        Dems-Say-Obamacare-Over-Religion

COMMON CORE

·        Formal-Response-To-The-Chief-State-School-Officers-Letter-On-Student-Data-Privacy

 

WHITE HOUSE/OBAMA

·        Obama Spoke, 90% Of Americans Didn't Watch

·        Poor-Blacks-In-Chicago-Respond-To-The-State-Of-The-Union

·        Barack Obama Is A Liar And A Fraud Who Should Be Impeached

·        Congressman Calls Obama A 'Socialist Dictator' On House Floor

·        15-Dreadfully-Treasonous-Words-Obamas-Speech

 

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