Skip to comments.Some Ariz. Repub. party officials resign after Tucson shooting (McCainiac attacks Tea Party)
Posted on 01/12/2011 7:15:33 PM PST by rabscuttle385
A conflict that has been going on between local Arizona Republicans came to an end in the wake of the shooting in Tucson on Saturday when Arizona's Republican District 20 Chairman Anthony Miller and several others chose to resign.
The Arizona Republic reports that Miller, 43, a former campaign worker for Sen. John McCain who was re-elected to a second one-year term last month, has been concerned for his family's safety by constant verbal attacks and blog posts from some local committee members with tea party movement ties.
Miller, the first and only African-American to hold the party's precinct chairmanship, said he had been called "McCain's boy," and that, during a speech, a member of the audience made the symbol of a gun with his hand and pointed it at him. "I wasn't going to resign but decided to quit after what happened Saturday," Miller said. "I love the Republican Party but I don't want to take a bullet for anyone."
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The media in this country would have rooted for Robespierre and the reign of Terror
Tea party affiliates? I don’t believe it. What is this all about? The guy must be some liberal plant. Working for McCain would make THAT very possible.
LOL your poster sounds like a typical Progressive... They better doulbecheck their posters at DU he was most likely a member in good standing...
Good riddance to GOP wusses, maybe some real leaders will step up.
Well I’m glad my congressman has man parts. He says he’d rather live with risk than live with fear.
“I love the Republican Party but I don’t want to take a bullet for anyone.”
Spoken like a true patriot! (SARC)
Screw him and McCain.
Sounds like good riddance.
Maybe he and Michael Steele can cash in on a book together.
Oh, what is this nonsense? I was just watching Boehner start crying again, and now this. Thank God we have some people like Bachmann and Palin, the women seem to be the only ones in the party with any balls anymore.
cry me a river “boy”
are there no men left?
That does seem to be oddly true.
He resigns because someone called him ‘McCain’s boy?’ I wonder if there’s other interpretation than simply ‘McCain’s supporter’ that was so offensive for him that he had to resign.
If this is true, I’m very disappointed that those men don’t have the bits and pieces that God gave man...but I’m not surprised.
Those bits and pieces seem to belong to Conservative women nowadays.
“are there no men left?”
Not in Washington, DC, apparently.
But, there are on this forum. ;o)
As a black conservative myself, I can understand Mr. Miller’s frustrations in dealing with hatred from the intolerant left. But that’s just part of the territory. My life was threatened several times when I held a local office. I’ve been threatened in recent years while participating in political forums. It’s not fun, but I’m not about to back down because of it. If I did they hate-filled liberals would win. Similarly, Mr. Miller just handed them a victory.
You, Sir, are to be admired! Thank you for standing up to the Left and for not letting threats get best of you!
Contrast with "...we pledge our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor."
Still, at the bottom of all these death threats lies the actions and statements of those who falsely and irresponsibly attributed the actions of the killer to Conservatives, the TEA party, Sarah Palin, and even Republicans. Those irresponsible people should be the focus of a class action suit by anyone who has received threats as a result of the libel.