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Arizona Voters Look To Recall Sens. McCain & Flake Following Amnesty Vote
Freedom Outpost ^ | June 25, 2013 | Dean Garrison

Posted on 06/25/2013 10:52:03 AM PDT by EXCH54FE

A new website is calling for a grassroots effort to recall Arizona Senators Jeff Flake and John McCain. The recall petitions are based firmly on the grounds of the Senators’ support of the Immigration Reform Amnesty Bill. The two “Gang of Eight” Senators have chosen to turn their backs on those who voted them into office and it is high time that Arizona gets their payback on the two RINO Senators.

The website, senatorflake.com, is very simple. They are not begging for donations and do not appear to be in the data harvesting business. This would appear to be an individual or group of citizens who have simply had enough and are looking to take action.

Arizona’s Constitution, Article 8, Section 1 states:

Every public officer in the state of Arizona, holding an elective office, either by election or appointment, is subject to recall from such office by the qualified electors of the electoral district from which candidates are elected to such office. Such electoral district may include the whole state. Such number of said electors as shall equal twenty-five per centum of the number of votes cast at the last preceding general election for all of the candidates for the office held by such officer, may by petition, which shall be known as a recall petition, demand his recall.

The site originally started with a singular goal to recall Jeff Flake but due to popular demand they decided to add John McCain to their hit list. The site features this YouTube video which clearly shows the complete turnaround McCain has done on immigration reform. “Complete the danged fence.” Those are John McCain’s exact words.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: amnesty; immigrationbill; jeffflake; johnmccain
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For those who think that this problem rests solely on the shoulders of the people of Arizona you have simply not been paying attention.

Every blue-blooded-freedom-loving American wants these two Senators gone. Let’s put them both out to pasture

1 posted on 06/25/2013 10:52:03 AM PDT by EXCH54FE
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To: EXCH54FE

Good for them!

As an aside, I wonder if that provision can be applied to U.S. Senators. I doubt it as the Federal provision that they serve 6 years highly, likely trumps the State provision. But anyway ...

Good for them!


2 posted on 06/25/2013 10:53:44 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: EXCH54FE

Hell yes!

I don’t live in Arizona but is contribute money!


3 posted on 06/25/2013 10:54:05 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: EXCH54FE

EXCELLENT!!


4 posted on 06/25/2013 10:55:55 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (Hitler would have LOVED obozo!)
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To: EXCH54FE

There is no legal avenue for recalling Senators.


5 posted on 06/25/2013 10:56:14 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who could have guessed that one day pro wrestling would be less fake than network news?)
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To: EXCH54FE

I’m IN 100% Get those Progressives TRAITORS OUT now!!!!

Can we throw Brewer in there too?


6 posted on 06/25/2013 10:59:41 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: EXCH54FE

If I were McCain or Flake, I’d be laughing at you too. :)


7 posted on 06/25/2013 11:00:38 AM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: EXCH54FE

This is idiocy.

Conservatives have limited resources and energy.

Why pursue something that 100% would get struck down even if successful?

Recalls of senators are clearly unconstitutional.

This is a misdirection of effort.


8 posted on 06/25/2013 11:01:39 AM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: EXCH54FE

According to this, US Senators CANNOT be recalled.

http://blog.heritage.org/2010/02/02/can-u-s-senators-be-recalled/


9 posted on 06/25/2013 11:01:46 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: EXCH54FE
Let’s put them both out to pasture

You can't recall a US senator. Removing a sitting US senator requires expulsion from the senate body and that will never happen.

10 posted on 06/25/2013 11:02:39 AM PDT by South40
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To: ConservativeMan55

Hell yes!

I don’t live in Arizona but is contribute money!
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If this gets legs, I’ll support them some financially also.

They need to get some technical help on this. True-the-Vote has put together some good stuff and the automated processes that was set up by (or for?) www.mdpetitions.com are excellent also. the Arizona group might want to try to contact these organizations for some advice/referrals.

If it’s going to be done, do it right!


11 posted on 06/25/2013 11:03:47 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: EXCH54FE

Music to my ears!


12 posted on 06/25/2013 11:03:54 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: Lucky9teen; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne

It’s good for them to get the pitchforks and torches. But remember voters were burning their GOP membership cards in 2007 when McCain was helping Kennedy with amnesty, and McCain is still in office. What does it take to get rid of him?


13 posted on 06/25/2013 11:04:28 AM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: House Atreides

Oh, I see some posters have pointed out that US Senators can’t be recalled. If true, then nevermind.


14 posted on 06/25/2013 11:05:43 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: EXCH54FE
McCain and Flake want to unite Hispanic voters behind conservative issues.. this should do it.

IIRC Arizona's Proposition 200 got about 50 percent of the votes of Americans of Hispanic origin -- that's substantially more than Republican candidates get.

The recall should get the support of all who voted for Arizona Proposition 200.

That's how you get the vote, you dopey RINOs!

15 posted on 06/25/2013 11:06:52 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: EXCH54FE
They can be impeached and all articles of impeachment begin in the US House of Representatives. Of course these two RINO’s will be supported by the liberals in the Senate, so a trial will not happen, but, Articles of Impeachment can be voted on and secured in the US House.

Just a thought.

16 posted on 06/25/2013 11:07:36 AM PDT by PotatoChop (Respect is earned, not demanded by this out of control socialist government!)
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To: RIghtwardHo

McLame has been on record for almost a decade as being in favor of open borders and amnesty. The voters of Arizona had those facts long before they voted YET AGAIN to send him back to DC.


17 posted on 06/25/2013 11:07:56 AM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Looks like there are 18 states that can.

“The 18 states allowing for recall are as follows: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington and Wisconsin.”

http://www.ehow.com/how_2096900_recall-us-senator.html


18 posted on 06/25/2013 11:08:17 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: EXCH54FE

ABOUT EFFING TIME!!


19 posted on 06/25/2013 11:09:17 AM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: jazusamo
How many successful recalls have there been?
20 posted on 06/25/2013 11:09:33 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who could have guessed that one day pro wrestling would be less fake than network news?)
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To: EXCH54FE
A way to get things rolling to prevent such senate nonsense is for the AZ legislature to press the National Conference of State Legislatures to support repeal of the 17th Amendment. I don't know who Flake and McCain are looking out for, but it isn't AZ.
21 posted on 06/25/2013 11:09:55 AM PDT by Jacquerie (To restore the 10th Amendment, repeal the 17th.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Just post 9 and you may be right.


22 posted on 06/25/2013 11:10:00 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: EXCH54FE

Where do I send money?


23 posted on 06/25/2013 11:11:07 AM PDT by Obadiah (Inside of every Liberal beats the heart of a fascist yearning to reveal their true nature.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

According to the site I linked it says it will be an uphill battle and none have been recalled.


24 posted on 06/25/2013 11:13:42 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo; EXCH54FE
http://blog.heritage.org/2010/02/02/can-u-s-senators-be-recalled/
25 posted on 06/25/2013 11:14:40 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who could have guessed that one day pro wrestling would be less fake than network news?)
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To: EXCH54FE

To: IbJensen

I wish I could scream the following from the rooftop, but do not seem to have the ability to make it widely known; “If you control the dialogue, you control the issue”.

RINO’s and libs control gained control of the issue when they, unchallenged - merged the invasion of our southern border into an immigration issue! Understand that, and we can understand how Americans have been duped. THIS WAS NEVER ABOUT IMMIGRATION, but now Obama and his predecessors, ignoring their few actual Constitutional mandates - protecting the USA borders - is magically legitimized as feel good political dogma.

For conservatives to regain the issue, we MUST regain the dialogue! This is ONLY about America being invaded by a foreign country; Mexico. Resolve this invasion alone! If people wish to tweak our immigration policy, then do so separately. Immigration is important - but totally unrelated to what’s happening on our sothern borders!


26 posted on 06/25/2013 11:15:30 AM PDT by ragamuffin (Fed up)
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To: EXCH54FE

Waste of time. Either McQueeg or Flake, if the time comes when there are enough votes, will simply refuse to recognize the recall. They’ll take us to Federal court (and win) if they have to.

But they won’t have to. They’ll get 100% of the Rat vote. BTDT, got bitched out by the people who didn’t want to sign the petition. So piss on them.


27 posted on 06/25/2013 11:16:57 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: EXCH54FE

While I’d like to think of this as a kind of campaign ad in the GOP primary wars to come, how much would something like this cost relative to a single TV ad in a primary campaign? If this costs less than a TV ad, it’s worth doing, simply to raise awareness among GOP voters that these two RINO traitors need to be tarred and feathered.


28 posted on 06/25/2013 11:18:06 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: EXCH54FE

I don’t support the recall procesa which in this case is probably unconstitutional anyway, but it’s a convenient way to send a message.


29 posted on 06/25/2013 11:25:20 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Lucky9teen; EXCH54FE

” Can we throw Brewer in there too?”

I’ll toss her in....


30 posted on 06/25/2013 11:31:43 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The RINO/amnesty argument goes like this: 1) If we pander to Hispanics, we will save the GOP, at le)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

According to Judge Napalitano, the laws governing electing and changing candidates or Senate offices in NJ are whatever NJ law says that it is... so the same must hold true for Arizona?

LLS


31 posted on 06/25/2013 11:33:55 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: EXCH54FE

Good.


32 posted on 06/25/2013 11:35:22 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: EXCH54FE

They need to recall their governor too.


33 posted on 06/25/2013 11:37:06 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Cracker Barrel is racist and I demand that they change their name.)
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To: jazusamo

We need to be sure the site is NOT a rat site, so they get the money for other purposes.


34 posted on 06/25/2013 11:38:58 AM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: EXCH54FE

Finally. Hasn’t McShame been punting for the pro-illegal lobby for almost a decade now? And if I remember correctly, Flake was cutting deals with the La Raza dims in the House in 2006.


35 posted on 06/25/2013 11:40:57 AM PDT by LoneRangerTX
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; Lucky9teen; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne
RE :”It’s good for them to get the pitchforks and torches. But remember voters were burning their GOP membership cards in 2007 when McCain was helping Kennedy with amnesty, and McCain is still in office. What does it take to get rid of him”

Its darn hard to get rid of an incumbent Senator as they have lots of $$$ which they get by pulling sh... like this.
Plus as you can see they get to ham it up on network shows.

I been thinking of Grahamnesty's upcoming election.

Plus McCain played conservative ... 'common sense conservative' act for 2008 and he only gave up the act recently. He acted as if he was against amnesty for a while.

36 posted on 06/25/2013 11:44:01 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: LibLieSlayer
Whatever it is, it would be in the courts for decades, and the Senator would remain in office during that period.

Much as I despise McCain, there are more important things going on than recalling him.

37 posted on 06/25/2013 11:45:22 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who could have guessed that one day pro wrestling would be less fake than network news?)
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To: sickoflibs

” Plus McCain played conservative ... ‘common sense conservative’ act for 2008 and he only gave up the act recently. He acted as if he was against amnesty for a while. “

You izz bringing up bad memories....like when Palin made a speech on McCain’s behalf..

John McCain IS the Tea party!


38 posted on 06/25/2013 11:47:32 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The RINO/amnesty argument goes like this: 1) If we pander to Hispanics, we will save the GOP, at le)
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To: EXCH54FE
Good.

5.56mm

39 posted on 06/25/2013 11:51:44 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: EXCH54FE

Good.


40 posted on 06/25/2013 11:57:34 AM PDT by SilverMine (ever member of congress should be horse whipped)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Yes there is.


41 posted on 06/25/2013 11:58:04 AM PDT by SilverMine (ever member of congress should be horse whipped)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

One of the travesties of the so-called “progressive” era was the 17 amendment. This took away power of the state legislatures to elect their US Senators.

Because repeal of the 17th amendment is unlikely, the perfect solution (a beautiful work-around), would be a new 28th amendment that would allow any state to recall its US senator, to be invoked at the discretion of that state’s legislature whenever it was deemed that interests of the state were no longer represented. The interim vacancy would be filled either by appointment by the governor or election by the state legislature in accordance with the State constitution. The popular election of U.S. senators every 6 years per the 17th amendment would not be affected.

What a perfect work-around! Re-call US senators could be accomplished, not by popular vote but by the State Legislatures (more like the original power). AZ McCain & Flake would be accountable. Ratification would of course require approval by 3/4 state legislatures.


42 posted on 06/25/2013 12:04:08 PM PDT by DonBeto
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To: DonBeto

The states were supposed to have a seat at the table, not just the citizens, no doubt about it.


43 posted on 06/25/2013 12:07:36 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who could have guessed that one day pro wrestling would be less fake than network news?)
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To: SgtHooper
Agree. And then they can run a faux Repub in the new three way race and split the vote so a Dem wins. They are as sleazy and sneaky as the day is long.
44 posted on 06/25/2013 12:08:05 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

It would be a major victory to remove him from the Senate. Nothing will happen because the people no longer matter to the emperor or the politburo.

LLS


45 posted on 06/25/2013 12:37:31 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I just looked it up and found that 18 states plus the District of Columbia have provisions for recalling a Senator. The DU people once tried to recall McCain for being too much of a hawk. That was in 2007.


46 posted on 06/25/2013 12:47:36 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Eva
Whose senator is D.C. going to recall?

You cannot recall a Federal officeholder. Period.

47 posted on 06/25/2013 12:59:51 PM PDT by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Answer: Larger numbers of Arizonans without their head up their a$$. They had a chance to nominate a decent man in 2010. They opted not to. Here we are, right where I promised them we would be, McCain blurring the issues 24/7/365/6.


48 posted on 06/25/2013 1:05:38 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Kennedy: Today I am a Berliner / Reagan: Gorbachev tear down this wall / Obama: I can't read this...)
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To: Eva
I just looked it up and found that 18 states plus the District of Columbia have provisions for recalling a Senator.

D.C. doesn't have a Senator.

And no state may recall a sitting U.S. Senator -- even if they have a provision for the recall of elected state officials.

State laws do not apply to elected federal officials. The only way that a sitting U.S. Senator or Congressman may be removed is by a 2/3 expulsion vote by his Chamber. The only way a Present may be removed is via impeachment by the House and conviction by the Senate.

There is no recall of federal elected officials. Federal courts have dismissed every attempt to so so for over 200 years.

49 posted on 06/25/2013 1:06:40 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: EXCH54FE

Republicans in Arizona would be better off immediately changing their party affiliation to independent. The RNC will get the message...


50 posted on 06/25/2013 1:32:07 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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