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Arizona GOP censures McCain for 'liberal' record
AP via Yahoo! ^ | January 26, 2013 | Terry Tang

Posted on 01/26/2014 2:28:26 AM PST by cunning_fish

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Republican Party formally censured Sen. John McCain on Saturday, citing a voting record they say is insufficiently conservative.

The resolution to censure McCain was approved by a voice-vote during a meeting of state committee members in Tempe, state party spokesman Tim Sifert said. It needed signatures from at least 20 percent of state committee members to reach the floor for debate.

Sifert said no further action was expected.

McCain spokesman Brian Rogers declined to comment on the censure. But former three-term Sen. Jon Kyl told The Arizona Republic (http://bit.ly/1mIyKyy ) that the move was "wacky."

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TOPICS: Arizona; Issues; State and Local; U.S. Congress
KEYWORDS: mccain

1 posted on 01/26/2014 2:28:27 AM PST by cunning_fish
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To: cunning_fish

Were we conservatives not screaming from the rooftops at the people, and especially the Republicans, in Arizona not to believe their resident mega-gasbag in 2010, please not believe him, again!?

Whole thing sounds kinda fishy to me. Just like the Clintoons, get the bad news out of the way so the Stupid Party will forget again and be mesmerized by the megalomaniac come 2016. True conservatived hated him after his election give-away in 2008 but even with the rise of the Tea Party movement, they still voted him in, again, after his transparently negative and dishonest campaign against J.D.

If the Republican Party of Arizona wants to convey an honest message they are tired of politics of old, CHANGE THE FRIGGIN OPEN PRIMARY RULE! Close primary voting for Republican candidates to Republicans only and that will change a lot without this feel good censure that will do nothing.


2 posted on 01/26/2014 3:18:18 AM PST by mazda77
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To: cunning_fish

bout time


3 posted on 01/26/2014 3:19:26 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: mazda77

Back when the Savings and Loan scandal broke out...and he was a major player in it....I kept wondering why no prosecutor would take him down. He may be some national hero of sorts from the Vietnam War....but he’s corrupted for the most part, and a pretender Republican.


4 posted on 01/26/2014 3:40:01 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: pepsionice

You are correct and I do remember his involvement in the Keating Five scandal. I have always said that is when he turned and became the stool pigeon for the Left.


5 posted on 01/26/2014 3:44:47 AM PST by mazda77
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To: cunning_fish
How dare the peasants of Arizona censure their overlord...

Too bad there no mechanism to impeach or recall the SOB backstabbing senile old goat...

6 posted on 01/26/2014 3:49:12 AM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: mazda77
No open primary here. You must be thinking of a state to the west of us.
7 posted on 01/26/2014 3:56:11 AM PST by InABunkerUnderSF (Explain again, why don't you need to fill out form 4473 to buy a pressure cooker?)
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To: cunning_fish

Liberal record is a euphemism for complete corruption. McCain shamelessly used Arizona for his own fund raising business and other coward endeavors.

Politicians do not see home states, they see it like places like Thailand or Italy to be specialized for sex tourism. They could care two craps about the history of the nations, like Obama disgustingly drinking Guiness on StPatricks day and whoring the Irish into a beer.


8 posted on 01/26/2014 4:05:56 AM PST by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: InABunkerUnderSF

I live in AZ. I was under the impression the GOP primary was open. I seem to recall when McCain was running for Senator last time, he pressured the state party to keep the open primary. Now that the state GOP has finally censured this old fossil, I hope he decides it may not be a good idea to run again.


9 posted on 01/26/2014 4:05:57 AM PST by SMM48
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To: InABunkerUnderSF

You had better consult your state records, Arizona has semi-open primaries.

Arizona (Semi-closed, with primaries open only to unaffiliated or unrepresented voters, except for the Libertarian Party of Arizona primary.) It is possible to change your affiliation before the primaries and Democrats seeing a united front on their chosen one will change so they can affect the Republican choice. That does not go to say that they could change from Democrat to Republican, but why give them the opportunity to do so as an outsider. Close the registration changes well before the primaries.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_primaries_in_the_United_States


10 posted on 01/26/2014 4:07:23 AM PST by mazda77
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To: SMM48
I wasn't here in 2010 but as I recall McCain defeated JD Hayworth by slinging mud, accusing Hayworth of ties to Abramoff because Hayworth had opposed taxes in Indian casino revenues and because McCain outright lied about his position on amnesty. And of course because McCain's wife opened her check book and allowed McCain to carpet bomb the entire state with TV ads.

California has an open primary system and it's one of the things that has destroyed the Republican party there. When you allow your opponents to choose your party's candidates, you're going to loose. That's one reason why the first campaign I worked on after I moved here in 2011 was "No On 121".

11 posted on 01/26/2014 4:20:46 AM PST by InABunkerUnderSF (Explain again, why don't you need to fill out form 4473 to buy a pressure cooker?)
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To: mazda77
Semi-open is not open. In California I could walk into the polling station, request a democrat ballot and vote for their candidates. Agreed, allowing "independents" to vote for your party's candidates is not a good idea either. There are a lot of people here who don't belong to the republican party because it is too liberal and too influenced by the LDS. They tend to support conservative candidates.

I think the way to clean up the mess is for the RNC to start taking delegates away from states based upon the number of non-republican votes cast in their primaries. But given the RNC, that ain't happenin'.

12 posted on 01/26/2014 4:31:42 AM PST by InABunkerUnderSF (Explain again, why don't you need to fill out form 4473 to buy a pressure cooker?)
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To: InABunkerUnderSF

Would a submarine dive with a semi-open hatch? I just don’t get your point of bringing in the LDS on this. Are they tooooo conservative for you? Are you and others willing to let the media drive the narrative? If using the LDS as a reason only open you, or them, up to being nothing more than a bigot. There is this funny little phrase at the end of the freedom OF religion part of the 1st Amendment that says “or the free exercise thereof.”

For the record, I am Southern Baptist but I will defend to my dying breath and gave an oath to do so in regards to protecting all of the Constitution, not just the parts I may agree with or only apply to my personal situation in life.

Close them, altogether. If someone does not want to play, go find their own party to have a primary with. I say either let the Republican Party sink or die on how it really represents true republicanism.

Close the hatch before you dive, Captain!


13 posted on 01/26/2014 4:44:28 AM PST by mazda77
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To: cunning_fish
Drudge Juan "pow-wows" with Soros in Davos


14 posted on 01/26/2014 4:45:46 AM PST by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: InABunkerUnderSF
Semi-open means that Mrs Tupelo and I, as independents can request and get a primary ballot from either party. But not both.
I voted in the Republican primary in 2012 because that is where most Tea Party candidates are.
I will also do the same in 2014 in order to vote for Adam Kwasman for the House, and in 2015 to try my damnedest to get Steve Smith elected to the Senate.
15 posted on 01/26/2014 5:09:42 AM PST by Tupelo (I am feeling more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: cunning_fish

This was made even worse by someone noting that while Arizona was doing this, McCain was at Davos, with a picture of him there, hobnobbing with none other than George Soros.

This is not an uncommon event, as several times in the past the two have hung out together.


16 posted on 01/26/2014 5:47:48 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

The AP finally getting on board? Wasn’t this news 3 weeks ago?


17 posted on 01/26/2014 5:50:40 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("The GOP fights its own base with far more vigor than it employs in fighting the Dims.")
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To: cunning_fish

They “censure” and still vote for him.


18 posted on 01/26/2014 6:06:35 AM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans can't wait until March 4 to nominate Cornball and George P.!)
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To: mazda77
I am NOT anti-mormon. Kindly curb your baseless, ignorant accusations of bigotry.

I have worked the phones during election campaigns. When you call someone who is on your list and they tell you they're not a Republican anymore the next question, if you get to ask, is "why did you leave us?" Based on this admittedly unscientific survey I can tell you that the two main reasons people told me they left the Republican party were that the establishment here and/or nationally had gone too far left and that they had the perception that the state party is dominated by the LDS church. I never said that I concurred with this opinion and a check of people holding public office here will show that it is not an accurate perception. None the less, it is a perception.

This conversation has degenerated into a useless pissing contest and this is my last post to this thread.

19 posted on 01/26/2014 6:07:22 AM PST by InABunkerUnderSF (Explain again, why don't you need to fill out form 4473 to buy a pressure cooker?)
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To: mazda77

I read somewhere that even Nancy Reagan has no use for him.


20 posted on 01/26/2014 6:13:58 AM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans can't wait until March 4 to nominate Cornball and George P.!)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
That was Maricopa County Republican Committee's censure. Since then, 5 other county committees passed censure. The vote yesterday was for the AZGOP as a whole. He will not receive any aid from us in his next election. No endorsement, no campaigning, no support, no funds. Individuals will still do what they want but not in the name of AZGOP. It isn't much considering the support he gets from Democrats and Independents but it was the only avenue we had.
21 posted on 01/26/2014 8:17:30 AM PST by AZHSer
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To: InABunkerUnderSF

With all due respect, you were the one who brought it up. You said AZ is not an open primary state when in fact it is not closed.


22 posted on 01/26/2014 8:32:02 AM PST by mazda77
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To: cunning_fish
Identical story by identical author from identical source posted yesterday under the identical title.

Search can be flaky at time, but it clearly showed that thread.

23 posted on 01/26/2014 8:51:05 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: EQAndyBuzz

This censure from the AZGOP happened yesterday. Counties have been passing their own resolutions over the past several weeks, but this is the State Party.


24 posted on 01/26/2014 8:53:03 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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