Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Some Ariz. Repub. party officials resign after Tucson shooting (McCainiac attacks Tea Party)
The Washington Post ^ | 2011-01-12 | Emi Kolawole

Posted on 01/12/2011 7:15:33 PM PST by rabscuttle385

(snip)

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.

(snip)

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at voices.washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: giffords; guesswhopostedit; mccain; mccainiac; notbreakingnews; rino; tnb
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-82 next last

1 posted on 01/12/2011 7:15:33 PM PST by rabscuttle385
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385

2 posted on 01/12/2011 7:29:27 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385

The media in this country would have rooted for Robespierre and the reign of Terror


3 posted on 01/12/2011 7:30:16 PM PST by GeronL (How DARE you have an opinion!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385

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.


4 posted on 01/12/2011 7:32:06 PM PST by Cisco Nix (Because the left is ugly and the right is beautiful.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: icwhatudo

LOL your poster sounds like a typical Progressive... They better doulbecheck their posters at DU he was most likely a member in good standing...


5 posted on 01/12/2011 7:33:23 PM PST by Typical_Whitey ("It doesn't matter how smart you are, unless you stop and think".... Thomas Sowell)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385

Good riddance to GOP wusses, maybe some real leaders will step up.


6 posted on 01/12/2011 7:46:55 PM PST by brushcop (CW4 Matthew Lourey CW2 Joshua Scott/ Kiowa pilots KIA Iraq '05. Thank you for our son's life.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385

Well I’m glad my congressman has man parts. He says he’d rather live with risk than live with fear.


7 posted on 01/12/2011 8:03:41 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385

“I love the Republican Party but I don’t want to take a bullet for anyone.”

Spoken like a true patriot! (SARC)


8 posted on 01/12/2011 8:19:05 PM PST by mark3681
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385

ping


9 posted on 01/12/2011 8:28:14 PM PST by wintertime (Re: Obama, Rush Limbaugh said, "He was born here." ( So? Where's the proof?))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385
This jerk can suck it. Why did he run his mouth to the media after he quit? 15 minutes of fame?

Screw him and McCain.

10 posted on 01/12/2011 8:59:27 PM PST by Darren McCarty (We should lead ourselves instead of looking for leaders)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385

Sounds like good riddance.

Maybe he and Michael Steele can cash in on a book together.


11 posted on 01/12/2011 10:22:12 PM PST by rogue yam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385

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.


12 posted on 01/12/2011 10:54:16 PM PST by americanophile ("We come to it, at last. The great battle of our time.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385

cry me a river “boy”

are there no men left?


13 posted on 01/12/2011 11:44:38 PM PST by wardaddy ("Out Here" by Josh Thompson pretty much says it all to those who will never understand anyhow)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: americanophile

That does seem to be oddly true.


14 posted on 01/13/2011 12:03:22 AM PST by kelly4c
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385

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.


15 posted on 01/13/2011 12:06:34 AM PST by paudio (The differences between Clinton and 0bama? About a dozen of former Democratic Congressmen.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385

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.


16 posted on 01/13/2011 12:21:16 AM PST by dixiechick2000 ("First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." - Gandhi)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: wardaddy

“are there no men left?”

Not in Washington, DC, apparently.

But, there are on this forum. ;o)


17 posted on 01/13/2011 12:22:29 AM PST by dixiechick2000 ("First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." - Gandhi)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385

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.


18 posted on 01/13/2011 1:22:49 AM PST by South40 (Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid. ~Ronald Reagan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: South40

You, Sir, are to be admired! Thank you for standing up to the Left and for not letting threats get best of you!


19 posted on 01/13/2011 1:56:34 AM PST by Buddygirl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385
"I love the Republican Party but I don't want to take a bullet for anyone."

Contrast with "...we pledge our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor."

'nuff said.

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.

20 posted on 01/13/2011 2:18:22 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Buddygirl

Thank you Buddygirl. :-)


21 posted on 01/13/2011 3:00:14 AM PST by South40 (Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid. ~Ronald Reagan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385

Good thing our founding father’s were willing so sacrifice their lives for our freedom.


22 posted on 01/13/2011 3:02:47 AM PST by listenhillary (20 years in Reverend Wright's church is all I need to determine the "content of his character")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: americanophile
I was just watching Boehner start crying again,

That crying thing was understandable as a one off - or maybe even twice but it's getting ridiculous now.

If he cannot control himself, maybe he needs to step down.

23 posted on 01/13/2011 3:11:38 AM PST by don-o (Wait. What?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Cisco Nix
"I don't want to take a bullet for anyone."

I've heard those on the left express that narcissistic sentiment but that's not typical of those on the right. Is this guy a double agent?

24 posted on 01/13/2011 3:18:25 AM PST by Reeses
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek
To not stand up for what you believe is a slow death for the soul of this country.

Spineless cowards.

25 posted on 01/13/2011 3:21:56 AM PST by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385

I am overjoyed when RINOs resign. Put tea party people in to replace them.


26 posted on 01/13/2011 3:33:48 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com2009/05/brack_obama_the _quintessentia_1.html)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385

This sounds like a fabricated, staged event to counter the real death threats against conservatives by liberals.


27 posted on 01/13/2011 3:37:10 AM PST by reasonisfaith (Rules will never work for radicals (liberals) because they seek chaos. And don't even know it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385
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.

How do we know this is true? Because he says so? Has he reported these threats to authorities? I've noticed several conservatives in my circles complaining because their accounts were recently HACKED! If any of what this man is saying is true...there should be arrests if they are on the scale this man is purporting them to be.

Otherwise he is complaining about folks who may have disagreed with him on a number of stances ...after electing him? And he is now slandering them in the press?

Something about this story doesn't make sense and appears untruthful.

28 posted on 01/13/2011 3:44:43 AM PST by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dixiechick2000
bits and pieces

LOL

29 posted on 01/13/2011 3:49:16 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Candor7

Right on! It took 26 posts for the right response to this thread!


30 posted on 01/13/2011 3:51:04 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385

Wow the resolve and the minerals on this guy. Gets a little hot and he bows out. This guy is most definately a man of principles. /SARC


31 posted on 01/13/2011 4:03:27 AM PST by eak3
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385

I’m convinved that McCain’s RINOism, “reaching across the aisle” (and always getting pwned) and his abject failure as a wussified presidential candidate along with his pollyanna pontifivating as a party leader contributed a lot of the impetus behind the Tea Party movement. In other words, it’s not just obastard, pelousy, Dingy and their absurd spending-on-steroids that motivated the formation of the Tea Party. McCain’s epic failure as a candidate was a meaningful factor.

It only makes sense that, in consideration of McCain’s candy-assed presidential candidacy followed by his spate of lies and assaults on conservatives in his senate re-election bid, there would be animosity demonstrated against him and the AZ pub party.

I don’t know who this Miller guy is, but since McCain and his type of senator are such a big part of the problem, he coud probably be successful in another state. All he needs to do is move down the interstate to TX and he’d be fine.


32 posted on 01/13/2011 4:15:12 AM PST by ratsreek
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: americanophile

Boehner is looking like blubbering idiot. He is becoming a joke just as he gets started.


33 posted on 01/13/2011 4:15:20 AM PST by Anti-Bubba182
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385

Profiles in Cowardice.


34 posted on 01/13/2011 4:20:59 AM PST by Marty62 (Marty 60)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Anti-Bubba182

http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100001923210389


35 posted on 01/13/2011 4:59:09 AM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: americanophile
I was just watching Boehner start crying again

This crying is turning into a real problem. He needs to get some help. The first time I could understand. Emotions are good. But now its turning into a joke.
36 posted on 01/13/2011 5:08:30 AM PST by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385

Good thing the man wasn’t accused of complicity in murder.


37 posted on 01/13/2011 5:14:16 AM PST by popdonnelly (Your political opponents want you to shut up.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nhwingut

I’d never known about Boehner’s penchant for tears until the night of the election. Up ‘til then, he always came across as a formidible guy. Since then, I’ve read stories about his tearing up when being queried about his tan. He may have an undiagnosed chemical imbalance at work that can intensify emotions.


38 posted on 01/13/2011 5:34:24 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: EBH
conservatives in my circles complaining because their accounts were recently HACKED!

And they had such strong password protection too!.

Userid: JMCLAME

Password: JMCLAME1 (that number will trick thosehackers)

39 posted on 01/13/2011 5:34:33 AM PST by AndyJackson
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: popdonnelly

In the words of the soon to be mayor of Chicago:

“You don’t ever want a crisis to go to waste; it’s an opportunity to do important things that you would otherwise avoid.” ~ Rahm Emmanuel

The Dem hit machine sees this as an opportunity to portray Obama as a “uniter” while they simultaneously try to tear the country apart by slandering conservatives and talk radio. It doesn’t matter that the punk was a deranged budding leftist. It’s a crisis so it needs to be exploited and damn the truth or consequences.


40 posted on 01/13/2011 5:37:16 AM PST by littleharbour
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: South40

Mr. Miller said he quit because of the Tea Party, not the left.


41 posted on 01/13/2011 5:46:58 AM PST by imskylark
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: dixiechick2000

This guy is a RINO who has chosen to aid and abet the left’s attempt to pin the AZ shooting on Palin, Tea Parties and conservatives. Their orchestrated campaign is crashing and burning so they trot this guy out. His working for McBipartisan says all I need to know about him.

The good news is: 1. A RINO has taken himself out of the game. 2. His grandstanding will be for naught.

To Mr. Miller I say good bye, good riddance and don’t let the door hit ya on the way out.

Dixiechick—Unfortunately your comment about conservative male politicians not appearing to be properly equipped for a knock down drag out is apt. But I’m fine with Conservative women showing them the way to remedy that short fall.


42 posted on 01/13/2011 6:02:20 AM PST by dools0007world
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

Comment #43 Removed by Moderator

To: don-o
I totally agree.
44 posted on 01/13/2011 6:05:57 AM PST by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385
This milquetoast and cohorts bow out because “someone” in an audience points a finger at him?!

This is great news.

Hopefully all the RINOs will take a queue from these who just resigned...any word on whether McCain will? We can only pray, vote...and point a finger.

45 posted on 01/13/2011 6:07:56 AM PST by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385

$10 says we find out he was raiding the cash register.


46 posted on 01/13/2011 6:11:05 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jacknhoo

The alleged finger pointing is as phony as the racial slurs allegedly aimed at black Democrat politicians last year. Allegations which were also not supported by a scintilla of evidence.


47 posted on 01/13/2011 6:23:03 AM PST by littleharbour
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385

Don’t let the door hit ya where the Good Lord split ya!


48 posted on 01/13/2011 6:28:17 AM PST by Scanian
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385
After a concerted drive to recruit conservative Precinct Chairmen in Maricopa County the control held over the country by McCain was ended.

Just think what conservative PCs from FR could do in other counties across the nation!

McCain staffer resigns as LD 20 Chair due to district PC opposition

Anthony Miller, the Chairman of GOP Legislative District 20, while simultaneously serving as a paid McCain staffer, has tendered his resignation as District Chairman — effective immediately. His action comes in the wake of the conservative sweep at the Maricopa County Statutory Meeting on Saturday and opposition to his leadership within his own district.

Read Miller’s letter here.

Jeff Kolb, the district’s Communication Director has also submitted his immediate resignation, citing a “hostile” environment within the district.

Re-bout! Haney counter-punches establishment candidate into the ropes 1281- 575

Today, in a spectacular reaffirmation, Maricopa County Republican Chairman Rob Haney has evidenced the depth of his grassroots tea party support by trouncing Bill Cheatham, the establishment choice in the attempt to unseat Haney as chairman.

This is an even more overwhelming victory than evidenced in the January 10, 2009 election.

In a packed El Zaribah Shrine Auditorium, elected precinct committeemen went to bat for Rob Haney — who won the endorsements of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Sen. Russell Pearce and National Committeeman Bruce Ash. Haney‘s name was placed in nomination by AZ GOP Chairman Randy Pullen.

Haney, the former District 11 Chairman, won with almost 70 percent of the ballots cast.  His slate of officers also won overwhelmingly. The six Maricopa County Committee by-law changes were also big winners, as each won by over 1,000 votes. 

With the efforts of the conservative base, nearly one thousand new precinct committeemen were added to the country rolls. Today’s attendance, the largest ever, clearly reflected that new growth.


49 posted on 01/13/2011 7:22:15 AM PST by greyfoxx39 ("Journalists" see no problem with fueling a mass panic over our "political discourse.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385

I wish McCain would resign.


50 posted on 01/13/2011 7:28:37 AM PST by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-82 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson