Monday, June 12, 2017

6-12-17 Briefs

Republican Briefs

The AFA Team: John Backer said on MCRC Briefs in his response to emails going around under his email address that "This is neither a recall nor a hoax. It is simply an effort to ascertain the level of support Chairman Lines has." 6-11-17-briefs  But on their home page of the web address he gave, it says: ' The Committee to Recall AZ GOP Chairman Lines, is preparing to recall Chairman Lines for the following reasons:..." So we'd like to know, which is it?  A recall or a fishing expedition? Editor’s Note: Briefs ask Backer to respond the question. See Backer’s response immediately below. - ft

Recall Lines Spokesman John Backer: Thanks again for reaching out to let me clarify the confusion in my statement compared with the text on the website. Our intention in creating the website and the related email was to measure the amount of support Chairman Lines currently possesses with a recall as the logical conclusion. To ask for opinions without clearly outlining the end purpose would have not been fair to anyone involved; however, until we have a signed petition with enough signatures we do not have a full-fledged recall. We are serious in this endeavor, but unlike our current AZGOP leadership we value the opinions of everyone in our Party, and since we are serious, this effort is not a hoax. Although the results of our data collection are preliminary, currently Chairman Lines is showing 17% support. At a later time, when we gather additional input, we will share the results in a more meaningful, transparent way, while protecting the identities of those who shared their opinions. Finally, since I am not well known across the state, I have added a mission statement and my personal bio on the About Page of the website.

The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) is asking that Trump supporters sign a card for President Donald Trump’s 71st Birthday at Happy-Birthday-President Donald-Trump

McCain-Furious-At-Staff-For-Exposing-His-Senility-At-Comey-Hearing “…heard screaming at his senior staff.”

McCain Says American Leadership Was Better Under Obama: Report Sen. John McCain said American leadership was stronger under President Trump's predecessor, President Barack Obama, according to a Guardian report published Sunday. Asked if the country stood on sturdier ground under Obama's leadership, McCain said "yes," according to the report. “As far as American leadership is concerned, yes," said McCain, who also vocally criticized many of the Obama administration's foreign policy decisions. McCain also lost to Obama when he ran as the GOP nominee in the 2008 presidential election.

Sen Kimberly Yee has been awarded the Friends of the Phoenix Library 2017 Montgomery Award, named after Harry Montgomery former associate publisher of The Arizona Republic and The Phoenix Gazette. Recipients of the annual award are recognized for commitments to the Library and the First Amendment.

RNC Chairman Ronna Romney McDaniel on Sunday questioned James Comey’s character, pointing to the former FBI director’s testimony that he released memos to The New York Times. Read the full story here

RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel tells "Fox News Sunday" in an exclusive interview she is calling for “an end” to congressional investigations looking at possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. collusion-probes-should-end

'March Against Sharia' Protests Take Place Nationwide A nationwide "March Against Sharia" took place in cities across the United States Saturday, led by a conservative group called Act for America and organized in part by other far-right groups.

Arizona Town Crier Jim Ehl: In a volunteer organization, where there are bylaws, chairmen , etc., it is usually given that the elected of that organization represent the will of its membership. And, bylaws are essential to the proper functioning of that organization.  The AZ GOP bylaws which can be found on the AZ GOP web page.  For those of you who are County Chairmen and State Committeemen please note how autocratic, outdated, ignored, violated, etc. they are and have been over the years. The last time they were updated was years ago.  Chairman Lines, to his credit, saw a need to have the AZ GOP bylaws reviewed and updated since there is no standing bylaws committee given in the current AZ GOP bylaws, and such a committee must be appointed.  Instead of appointing the leaders of the party - the county chairmen, Lines appointed a person of his liking to chair the Bylaws Committee, approve the selection of committee members and rules of conduct!  If he doesn’t like the results he can cancel the committee!! We have no choice but to wait out the results of such a fiasco, but throwing such an important project to the winds when there are unbiased county leaders available to do the job doesn’t appear to be very productive.  The bylaws chair clearly stated, “Only purpose local compliance? She asked for local bylaws. This is supposed to a “state” bylaws meeting. Quote from her email: “Keep in mind we are gathered to clarify any ambiguities in the bylaws and be in compliance with the statute.” She established limitations” It seems obvious that there is not much progress in store.  Considering AZ GOP leader’s prior actions, some Arizona Town Crier supporters have re-registered as Independents and more will do so depending on the outcome of Lines decisions!

Arizona Town Crier Jim Ehl: A side note.  Why was the AzRA formed and what does that organization of 11 chapters have to say about this AZ GOP program, but what’s more important, what does one see where the county chairmen (less Russell Sias) even care??? Editor’s Note: Word has it that newly elected AzRA Chairman Jim O’Connor and his new officers will be leading the way for a far more vibrant, visable AzRA starting in the Fall.

Bill Buckmaster: A new week and five new shows waiting in the wings on the Buckmaster radio program beginning tomorrow with the Monday Political Face-off featuring Commentators Aaron Rottenstein and Bruce Ash. Then the monthly Scam Alert with Susann Miller of the Better Business Bureau of Southern Arizona. Plus we talk with former Congressman Frank Riggs, Republican candidate for Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction. Buckmaster airs each weekday during the Noon Hour on Tucson's Voice AM 1030 KVOI with worldwide live listening, podcasts and archive at

LD24 will meet at 6:30 pm., Thurs., June 15 at the AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N. 24th St in Phoenix. Barry Goldwater Jr, former California Congressman, will speak to the group about growing up with his famous father – five-term Sen Barry Goldwater. Contact: Cor Sec Carole Joyce

The Arizona Republican Party Executive Committee Meeting is scheduled at 9 am., June 17 at The Oakmont, 2380 N. Oakmont Dr. Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Call to Action: Activist are needed to attend the June 21 Phoenix City Council meeting to oppose the proposed increase to the Public Safety Debt. See memos from Councilman Sal DiCiccio and long-time GOP Activist Wes Harris in the June 10 Briefs 6-10-17-briefs

LD20 will meet with Maricopa County Schools Supt Steve Watson and Maricopa County Republican Party Chairman Chris Herring at 7 pm., Mon, June 12 at 4650 W. Sweetwater, Glendale. LD20 will not meet in July. Their next meeting is Aug 14.

The First Six Parts Of The Betrayal Papers have presented a nearly unfathomable scenario: a takeover of the country by a foreign, hostile party.  (See Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV.)  Part-V: Who-Is-Barack-Hussein-Obama/ addresses the problem of Muslim Brotherhood infiltration in the nation’s capital and throughout the American establishment. Part-VI:-The-Chicago-Connection

The Colorado River Tea Party “America First Rally” is scheduled between noon and 3 pm., Sat., June 24 featuring speaker LD13 Rep Don Shooter. Petitions for Sen candidate Kelli Ward, CD4 incumbent Paul Gosar, LD Rep candidates Steve Montenegro and Shooter, will be available. Serving hot dogs, hamburgers, beans, cole slaw. 50 cent donations asked for water. The rally will be held in the Joe Henry Memorial Park, 23rd Avenue and Colorado St. Ramada #28 in Yuma. Bring your lawn chairs, signs and US Flags. No alcohol permitted at rally. Contact: Chairman Sally Kizer 928-210-1219

LD13 Rep. Darin Mitchell will address the Colorado River Tea Party on Thurs., June 15 at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E. Hwy 95 in Yuma. Contact: Chairman Sally Kizer

District 1 Board Members Sought To Fill Maricopa County Positions:

      · Maricopa County Library District Citizens’ Advisory Committee. This Committee advises the Library District Board of Directors (Maricopa County Board of Supervisors) and acts as a liaison between the community and the Library administration.  The Committee meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, except August and December at 11am.

       ·  Maricopa County Community Development Advisory Committee (CDAC). The CDAC advises on matters concerning the Community Development Block Grant program, including fair housing and housing affordability issues affecting low/moderate income people. The Committee meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

       · Workforce Development Board (WDB). Seeking CEO’s, or executives with optimum policymaking or hiring authority, including small businesses, or organizations representing businesses that provide employment that includes work-relevant training and development in in-demand industry sectors or occupations.  Business members must be nominated by local business organizations and should do business in Maricopa County and not exclusively in the City of Phoenix.  Board members meet monthly and also participate in work groups.

     Contact (602) 506-1776 or email Chief of Staff Candice Copple at



LD30 will meet with Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio at 7 pm., Mon., June 12 at the First United Methodist Church, 7102 N 58th Dr (Fellowship Hall), Glendale, AZ 85301. Contact: Chair Brett Sexton or  First Vice Chair Timothy Schwartz

The Arizona Project will meet at 6:30pm, Mon., June 12 at 3375 E Shea Blvd in Phoenix for an “open Mic Monday” to discuss whatever attendees have on their minds. There will also be an update on the Larry Elder vs. Chris Mattews reality check battle about the veracity of JFK's PT109 experience. Contact: Ron Ludders at 602.677.1496

The LD 29 Republican Committee will meet at 7 pm., Mon., June 12 at Genie G's restaurant, 7349 W Indian School Rd, Phoenix. 85033. 6:30 pm social hour. Arrive by 6 pm to eat at the restaurant. Contact Chairman Alan Gaugert at or 623.330.3622.

Commissioner Andy Tobin plans water workshops June 12, June 15, July 25, July 27 and July 28 that address responsible water policy for Arizona. See Commission’s website at and click eDocket. The docket number is WS-00000A-17-0094. All the workshops will take place at the Arizona Corporation Commission at 1200 W. Washington Street in Phoenix at 10 am. The workshops will also be live online at

LD11 Sen candidate Vince Leach will fill in for Donna McBride as the speaker for the Arizona Republican Assembly West Pinal County Chapter meeting at 6:30 pm., Mon., June 12 at 408 N. Sacaton St. Ste. II, in Casa Grande. McBride cancelled due to a family emergency and will be re-scheduled at a later date. Leach, who is a LD6 Representative received the AZGOP ‘Legislator of the Year’ award earlier this year. AzRA meetings are free, but attendees must be members of the Republican Party. Donations accepted. Contact Nancy Hawkins at


A Gathering Of Friends Will Celebrate Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s 85th birthday between 5-8 pm., Wed., June 14 at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas, 6333 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, hosted by Dave & Liza Alcorn, Cindy Love, Alex & Robert Meluskey, and Tom & Kris Morrissey. RSVP by June 8 to

The Arrowhead Republican Women invite you to a “June Social” at 11:30 am., Wed., June 14 at BJ’s Restaurant, 9784 W Northern Ave in Peoria, followed by a “little retail therapy at Charming Charlie’s, 9784 W Northern Ave in Peoria. RSVP by Fri., June 9 to Barbara Melkin 623-249-5085. RSVP to Barbara (10% discount on purchases. )


The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., June 15 at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E Hwy 95 in Yuma. Mystery speaker. Contact: Chr Sally Kizer at

Commissioner Andy Tobin plans water workshops June 15 July 25, July 27 and July 28 that address responsible water policy for Arizona. See Commission’s website at and click eDocket. The docket number is WS-00000A-17-0094. All the workshops will take place at the Arizona Corporation Commission at 1200 W. Washington Street in Phoenix at 10 am. The workshops will also be live online at


The Pinal County Republican Committee has changed its regular meeting from Sat., June 17 to 10 am., June 24 at the Old Court House (in the rear of the building), 135 N Pinal Street Florence, AZ to hear  CD1 Senate candidate Steve Smith. Contact: Gilberto Mendez - Secretary, Pinal County Republican Committee

The Fountain Hills Republican Club will meet with Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery at 9 am., Sat., June 17 at the Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N La Montana Dr, F.H. 85268. Contact: Sec Boe James or visit

The Coconino County Republican Committee will host the 9 am, June 17 AZGOP State Committee meeting at the Oakmont, 2380 N Oakmont Dr in Flagstaff, according to CCRC Chairman Jeff Oravits. Details tba.


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· Nikki Haley BLASTS UN Human Rights Council: A “Haven For Dictators”

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· Yuma Republicans Elect New Chair. Chicanery Suspected

· Anti-Sharia Marches Kick Off In Numerous Cities Across The Country

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· McCain Seemed Groggy At The Comey Hearing. Here’s One Possible Reason.

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· AZ-Senator-John-McCain-Made-Fool-Of Himself Twice

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· After-John-McCains-Bizarre-Questioning-Of-Comey, Surely-Its-Time-For-Term-Limits-Video

· McCain Claims Americans Too Stupid, Performance Shows Risk To Arizonans

· Putin's Spokeman Blast McCain's 'Maniacal Hatred' Toward Russia

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· John McCain Blames D-Backs For Unclear Comey Questioning


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· Ten-Things-We-Learned-From-Former-FBI Director Comey’s Testimony


· Trump Vs Obama - Who Is/Was Productive For America?

· Slaton, Sais, Ehl Still Hunting AZGOP Facts

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· AFA Disclaimer, Part II


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· Full Transcript Of James Comey Testimony

· Dianne Feinstein: Comey-Lynch ‘Bombshell’ Should Prompt Judicial Probe


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· Top Republican Seeks Action Now To Steady Insurance Markets

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