Saturday, August 26, 2017

8-26-17 Briefs

Republican Briefs

From the White House  President Trump Pardons Sheriff Joe Arpaio: - Today, President Donald J. Trump granted a Presidential pardon to Joe Arpaio, former Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona.  Arpaio’s life and career, which began at the age of 18 when he enlisted in the military after the outbreak of the Korean War, exemplify selfless public service.  After serving in the Army, Arpaio became a police officer in Washington, D.C. and Las Vegas, NV and later served as a Special Agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), formerly the Bureau of Narcotics.  After 25 years of admirable service, Arpaio went on to lead the DEA’s branch in Arizona.In 1992, the problems facing his community pulled Arpaio out of retirement to return to law enforcement.  He ran and won a campaign to become Sheriff of Maricopa County.  Throughout his time as Sheriff, Arpaio continued his life’s work of protecting the public from the scourges of crime and illegal immigration.  Sheriff Joe Arpaio is now eighty-five years old, and after more than fifty years of admirable service to our Nation, he is worthy candidate for a Presidential pardon.

President Trump Has Followed Through On His Promise to pardon former Maricopa County (AZ) Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Arpaio was recently convicted of criminal contempt for failing to follow a judge's orders to stop detaining people he merely suspected of being illegal immigrants. See more President Trump Pardons Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Former-Sheriff-Joe-Arpaio-Responds-To-Presidential-Pardon

Pima County Dems Enraged Over Arpaio Pardon; Going After McSally: “We'd like to say we can't believe that "45" pardoned one of the most notorious criminals in Arizona history today, but unfortunately it's not a surprise at all. Arpaio's pardon is a slap in the face to the people of Arizona. Tonight we mourn with the thousands of individuals who were terrorized, assaulted, and abused by Arpaio's administration. We are crushed for the many women and children who never received justice under his watch. We are filled with outrage for our immigrant brothers and sisters who were racially profiled and mistreated in our own backyard. We have no choice but to fight back. Help us change the face of Congress by getting rid of Martha McSally who is nothing but a rubber stamp for this administration's horrific agenda.”

Supt Of Public Education Candidate Robert ‘Bob’ Branch will be on the “The Talkin #1 Rockin Radio Show” with the Rock Legion and Conservative Talk Show Host "The Dee Man" at 8:30 pm., Sat., August 26 on t 1100 KFNX.

Grassroots Tea Party Activists is presenting a free viewing of the Hating Briethart documentary at 6:40 pm., Wed., Aug 30 at Denny's Restaurant Banquet Room, 9030 N. Black Canyon Hwy, Access Road, Dunlap Ave. Exit off the I-17.  Doors open at 6 pm. Contact Facilitators Francine or Romesburg

The Arrowhead Republican Women’s Club members made quite a showing at President Donald Trump’s Rally in Phoenix Tuesday evening. You couldn’t miss them as they were seated in several front most rows and Jan Martinson’s ever familiar hat was quite visible (about three rows back). ARW attendees included Arlene Goldblatt, Jan Martinson, Jan Hermsmeyer, Dorothy Church, Barbara Kennedy, Marguerite Cummings, Jan Boydston, Janet Heintz, Violet Zinke, BJ Woudenberg, Debbie Lesko, Shari Farrington, Lisa Teschler and Eileen Mueller and of course Marina DeWit, who is married to Arizona’s Trump Team Senior Advisor Jeff DeWit (aka state treasurer.)


A Group Of ARW members who attended the Trump Rally, left to right Jan Boydston, Margy Cummings, Jan Martinson, Arlene Goldblatt, Barbara Kennedy, Georgia Thomas, BJ Woudenberg, Janet Heintz, Vi Zinke (hidden), Josie Schuldt, Jan Hermsmeyer and Dorothy Church. Photo courtesy of Barabara Kennedy

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Congressman Andy Biggs: “As a member of the Arizona Congressional delegation, I applaud President Trump for pardoning Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The President brought justice to a situation where the Obama administration had attempted to destroy a political opponent. Sheriff Joe Arpaio made many enemies in the judicial system, the media, and the Left because he enforced laws that the federal government ignored. He did right by the law – even as the political consequences continued to mount. America owes Sheriff Arpaio a debt of gratitude and not the injustice of a political witch hunt. I am very happy for Sheriff Joe Arpaio and hope that he will be able to live out his days in peace and comfort, knowing that his President and country are grateful for his service to this nation. I look forward to seeing how the Sheriff plans to serve this country in the next chapter of his life.”

Town Crier Jim Ehl: In the 8-25-17-Briefs Lyle Tuttle ask some serious questions and then adds, “The members of our exec committee/board are apparently too scared or too timid to ask the questions that would help heal this huge rift in the AZGOP.”  And, ““What CAN we agree on?” and resolve the issues. I’m sorry if it “ain’t” pretty, but lack of transparency has seldom brought anything except the scurrying away by those who failed to do their jobs.”  One could write a book on all the criticisms leveled at the AZ GOP during the last couple AZ GOP administrations, but WHO HAS DONE WHAT???  Considering just how Tuttle feels, as a former chairman of the largest county in Arizona, why doesn’t he request a meeting of the County Chairmen, and if a majority agree to attend, address the issues, and collectively take action accordingly.  Are the County Chairmen dysfunctional in this party????   Even our national and state legislators can't seem to get together.  The Republican party is headed down hill like a snow ball headed for hell.  And our leaders just ‘beat their chest’!

John Goncalves, SCW Republican Club: Thank you for all you do - I look forward to keeping up with all the Republican news. God bless you and keep up the good work.

LD21PC Randy Miller: Judicial Watch is a great organization that needs your support! Without them we would have fallen into the abyss long ago and would not recover. Their latest work phoenix-becomes-illegal-alien-sanctuary-leftist-group-orders-private-meeting-police-chief shows just how corrupt Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and the councilmen are. Working with the chief of police and ACLU (American Criminal Liberties Union) to silently violate federal law and provide sanctuary to illegal aliens. Arizona state law, as upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, allows officers to ask about immigration status and use their discretion in how to proceed. Phoenix Police Department quietly implemented a new policy banning officers from contacting the Feds after arresting an illegal alien and forbidding them from asking about suspects’ immigration status. This clearly violates state law. Further, in my opinion, this is a violation of their oath to uphold the Constitution and is grounds for their removal from office based on Article 1, section 8, paragraph 4 where it specifically gives the authority to congress to “Establish an uniform rule of Naturalization”, and paragraph 19 “To make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing powers…” And section 9 granting regulation of “Migration and Importation” to congress after 1808. The cities don’t have authority to provide sanctuary and are in violation. Laws that have been established to determine citizenship and entry are not within the cities authority to interfere with.” It is the local authorities’ moral responsibility and duty to protect the sovereignty of our state and the safety of our citizens. They have chosen not to do so, instead, enjoy the destruction of our heritage, customs, laws, culture and safety in favor of open borders and furthering their “Globalist” agenda. The Constitution is our LAW and our protection from TYRANNY. The Sixth Amendment, paragraph three says all state senators, representatives and those executive offices (Chiefs of police and sheriffs and their deputies) shall be bound by oath. The 14th Amendment section 3 says in summary those that take the oath and engage in insurrection or “resistance” shall not hold office! Therefore, they should and must be removed according to our law of the land! When are we going to act on this? Where are our legislators on this clear violation of law when the state is the authority on this over the cities? Let’s not stand idly by while our country is destroyed when we have the means to act for the better of our people, our children, and our future."

LD22 PC Jim Keller: Attn: Jonathan Lines. Very good to make known these Dem’s who now oppose the Southern Wall for our security.  Also Senator Flake has made it known he opposes the wall so why not include him in the list along with Dem’s. See border-wall stop 'chaos' in Arizona

Brian Reilly, Former LD22PC: With the announcement of President Trump’s Pardon offer to former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, I feel compelled to make a few observations. It’s always important to release controversial news on a Friday night. Trump seeking the weekend cover offered by way of a Friday news dump is the way of a coward. Trump, if he truly believed in a pardon for Joe Arpaio, should have had the courage to have announced it during his appearance this week at the rally in Phoenix for all of Joe’s fans to savor their victory. During Trump’s presidential campaign, he told us that he would never lie to us. He told us that he believed in the rule of law and would honor our U.S. constitution. Trump then went on to court Latino voters and other people of color. Trump then offered a pardon to the man who violated the constitutional rights of Latinos and failed to follow a federal court order to stop arresting or detaining individuals without probable cause that a crime was being committed or had been committed. Did president trump speak with any of Arpaio’s victims? Did President Trump bother to review the court transcripts? Did President Trump consult with his Department Of Justice? This pardon decision by President Trump offers no consolation to the victims who have pursued justice as a result of Arpaio’s actions. The only consolation offered to Arpaio’s victims is that Arpaio’s criminal conviction, i’m told will not be erased, and that accepting the pardon is the same as admitting guilt, something that Arpaio has continuously denied. A presidential pardon only eliminates the penalty that Arpaio would have had to pay, in this case, up to 6 months confinement in a federal prison. As one who sat through the Arpaio civil contempt hearings in 2015, and the Arpaio criminal trial in 2017 and having seen the court evidence and listened to court testimony and read the transcripts, and as one who voted for Mr. Trump for president, the rule of law and the U.S. constitution took a huge blow today. The Maricopa county taxpayers who have been saddled with Arpaio’s legal expenses are the ones now being punished, not arpaio. Trump’s cowardly decision was a slap in the face to all persons of color. Maricopa county voters wisely decided Arpaio’s fate last November.

Richard Brinkley, chairman of the American Issues Policy Group, an affiliate of the Saddlebrooke Republican Club, has announced that “Periodically the Policy Group publishes papers of public interest.  Recent examples are Polarization in the American Political System and Its Potential Solutions; NATO – Dissolve, Maintain or Remake; Higher Education Issues and Solutions; The Status of American Education Today; and The European Union and Muslim Refugees. We would like to share these papers with other Republican clubs in Arizona.  If you or your club has an interest in receiving copies of these papers, please contact me at and let me know your club name and the email address to send our papers to. Editor’s Note: Brinkley is VC of the Saddlebrooke Republican Club.

The Maricopa County CSPOA will meet at 7 pm, Tues., Sept 5 at Desert Heritage Real Estate. map CSPOA will address sanctuary city problem with Phoenix Policie, constitutional issues,current law regarding this act of sedition by city council, the mayor, chief of police and others.  This meeting is open to all, you don't have to be active or retired law enforcement. Chair Randy Miller asks that participants keep in mind the recent Circuit Court "Opinion", that you don't have a 2nd Amendment right to carry concealed in public, or open carry.  This is also a topic of discussion at a future meeting with our legislators.  The Second Amendment is clear, your right to be armed shall not be infringed.  It doesn't care how you are armed and it doesn't matter. Appeals Court Upholds ‘Concealed Carry’ Restrictions

The Colorado River Tea Party will have a booth at the Huma Territorial GunShow in the Yuma Cnvention Center on Sat, Sept 2 and Sun, Sept 3.

US Senate candidate Dr. Kelli Ward will have a campaign booth at the Sept 2 & 3 Yuma Territorial Gun Show. Petitions will be available to sign.

The Colorado River Team Party will meet at 6 pm., Thurs. Sept 7. Speaker tba. Contact: Chairman Sally Kizer at

Phoenix City Councilman Incumbent Sal DiCiccio needs volunteers to work his phone bank between 3-8 pm., Mon., Aug 27 at AZGOP headquarters, 3501 N 24th St., in Phoenix. Contact:

The Colorado River Tea Party will conduct a debate with Yuma city council candidates starting at 6 pm., Thurs. Oct 5. Speaker tba. Howard Blitz will serve as the moderator. Contact: Chairman Sally Kizer at

Do You Remember the famous ABC radio commentator Paul Harvey? Millions of Americans listened to his programs which were broadcast to over 1,200 radio stations nationwide. When you listen to this, remember the commentary was broadcast on April 3, 1965, 51 years ago. It's short. . . less than 3 minutes. But you will be amazed. If I Were The Devil

If You Are Interested in joining the Arrowhead Republican Women’s table at the Maricopa County Republican Constitution Dinner, please contact AzFRW President Lorraine at Tickets: RSVP to Attend


The Arizona Project will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., Aug 28 at 3375 E Shea Blvd in Phoenix with author Rebecca Keating, who will discuss “My Life Under Sharia Law” – comparing life in America vs what we face if we don’t wake up. Her book Impact Your World exposes how to Empower the Conservative Citizen as well as empowering parents to educate their children.  The ASU grad’s book talks about the power and value of Free Speech. She will autograph any book purchased at the meeting. Contact: Chairman Ron Ludders 602-677-1496.

Phoenix City Councilman Incumbent Sal DiCiccio needs volunteers to knock on doors between 9 am-11:45 am., Sat., Aug 26, starting from AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N 24th St in Phoenix and from McDonalds, 4750 E Warner Road in Ahwatukee. DiCiccio also needs volunteers to work his phone bank between 3-8 pm., Mon., Aug 27 at AZGOP headquartersContact:

The Chips N Salsa Show will feature guest US Senate candidate Dr. Kelli Ward with co-hosts Alice Lara and George Ortiz at 4 pm., Sat., Aug 26. It's a special two hour program with: Republican political activist Andy Zhang, who is gathering signatures to save the Chinese Cultural Center from demolition, Political Activist Latina Republican Tatiana Marchuk as well as Valerie Roller & George Sprankle from Riders USA. Back from the road will be Cesar Cisneros 2020 Republican Presidential candidate and the Prather Point. Listen online King FM or watch Facebook Live.  Contact

Anyone Interested In A Leadership Role in the Ahwatukee Tea Party should sent an email to with your contact information.

The Sun City West Republican Club resumes meeting at 8:30 am., Sat., Sept 2 in the Quail Room at the SCW Foundation, 14465 R.H. Johnson Blvd. Coffee and donuts are available before the meeting. A $2 donation is requested which helps pay for the room rental. Greg Eisert, Director of Goverment Affairs of Sun City Home Owners' Association, will address the continuing battle with the Corporation Commission and EPCOR. Originally from Olean, NY, he has been active in many civic groups in the Sun Cities since retiring. Contact:, or or call publicly chairwoman Jean Goncalves at 623-214-8010.

LD17 will meet at 7 pm., Aug 31 with Maricopa County Supervisor Denny Barney at the Tri-City Baptist Church, 2211 W Germann Road in Chandler. PC training will start at 6 pm., prior to the regular meeting. Contact Chr Bert Moll at

Get Out The Vote For Republican Tucson City Council Candidate Mariano Rodriguez phone banks are conducted daily between 9 am-5 pm at the Pima Republican Headquarters. Call HQ at 520-321-1492 to volunteer. If calling from home contact Michelle Ludwig at Headquarters (520-326-1492) or for script and call list. A Meet & Greet for Rodriguez was held yesterday at in Tucson.

Lydia’s LaCanasta, 2023 W Wickenburg Way, in Wickenburg invites veterans to a dinner in between 5-11 pm., Sun., Sept 3 to celebrate former Army Ranger Vern Correa’s birthday. Dinner will be provided for all veterans and their wives. Family members of veterans are welcome to attend, but non-veteran family members will be charged $10.99 per member. The price includes dinner and a soft drink. RSVP deadline Fri., Sept 1. Military ID required being seating.

The Tea Party is going to Washington, DC Sept 23 to show the country their support for President Trump’s agenda, that they expect Republicans to keep their promises and that want “the Swamp” to reduce taxes, rolled back regulations and spending within people’s means. They are outraged that, after years of campaigning on repealing Obamacare, a handful of moderate Republic killed the repeal efforts a few weeks ago and they are tired of the mainstream media doing everything possible to derail President Trumps agenda. RSVP To This Event

Arrowhead Republican Women needs five more delegates to represent them at the Oct 27 & 28 Arizona Federation of Republican Women’s Biennial Convention in Mesa. Register at Convention Registration Form There is a pre-convention Parliamentary Training course that is also available - Pre-Convention Parliamentary Training Registration Form

The Goldwater Institute’s Annual Dinner features Garry Kasparov, former World Chess Champion, on Thurs., Oct 19 at the Phoenician in Scottsdale. Kasparov is the 2017 Goldwater Award recipient 6:30 pm Reception and Silent Auction, 7:30 pm Dinner, Live Auction, and award presentation, followed by Liberty on the Lawn after-dinner reception. RSVP BY Fri, Sept 29. Buy Tickets here

A Veterans Benefits Fair is scheduled between 11 am – 3 pm., Thurs., Aug 31 at the East Valley Institute of Technology, Bldg 2 Banquet Rm, 1601 W Main St., in Mesa. The fair is sponsored by the Veterans Benefits Administration, Veterans Health Administration, and TriWest Healthcare Alliance. Representatives from the VA will be there to help veterans file new claims and follow up on existing claims. RSVP: 480- 699-8239

Judicial Crisis Network announced a multimillion-dollar digital ad campaign putting pressure on the Senate to confirm President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees. JCN will have help from Tea Party Patriots and other conservative groups’ grassroots networks to break the gridlock in the Senate so the White House can fill more than 100 vacancies in the federal courts. Democrats have been using every maneuver in the books to delay or obstruct final votes on President Trump’s judicial nominees. It is time to put an end to Washington’s abuse of power and parties that abuse the system. These politicians should be held accountable for their actions — or lack thereof, according to Tea Party leadership.



The Tempe Republican Women will meet at 6:30 pm., Mon., Aug 28 at the Pyle Center, 655 E Southern Ave., in Tempe with How Trump Won author Larry Schweikert. RSVP at Annette Fettig will have a table with her hand-made for $20 each. To order a Trump doll prior to the Aug 28 meeting, contact Stephanie at (480) 329-0245 or portion of the proceeds from these dolls will go fundraising efforts for two TRW members and representatives of the Arizona Federation of Republican Women (AzFRW) to attend the National Federation of Republican Women's (NFRW) 39th Biennial Convention next month in Phildalephia. TRW will also have a vendor’s table at the October AzFRW Biennial Convention at the Phoenix/Mesa Hilton Hotel.


Gila County Republican Committee Chairman Gary Morris reports that Senator Jeff Flake has been added to their Reagan Day Dinner speakers list which also includes Congressman Paul Gosar and Mike Broomhead, conservative talk radio show host for KFYI 550 AM Radio in Phoenix. The dinner will be held on Friday, September 1st at the Mazatzal Casino in Payson. Cash bar starts at 5 PM. Dinner at 6 PM. Morris said, “This is the first sitting Senator to speak to the Gila County Republican Committee in more than a decade. We have some great speakers with diverse topics and those attending the dinner will have the opportunity to ask questions during the Q&A portion of the evening”. Tickets are available at or call 928-478-8186 for tickets or information.


The Paradise Republican Women will meet at 10 am., Sat., Sept 2 with Rev Clyde Bowen, chairman of the Arizona American African Republican Committee, at the Gainey Golf Club, 7600 E Gainey Club Drive in Scottsdale. 9 am social, 11 am brunch. Tickets are $28 per person. Click here to RSVP Online & Pay at the Door. Contact: Ardith Hildebrant at (480) 861-7170. Bowmen has been the chairman of the AAARC since 2005 and is a recipient of the AZGOP Lincoln Award. He served for 10 years as a USAF military police office and represented the American Embassy in Oslo, Norway. Bowman is past president of the Scottsdale Western Sages Toastmasters, was named Volunteer of the Year for both Greater Phoenix Youth at Risk Foundation (new New Pathways) and Sun Sounds of Arizona (a reading service for print disabled.) Six years ago, he helped create the Annual Emancipation Proclamation Observance Day/Arizona Official Black History Month event. He is a LD18 PC.


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