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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

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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.

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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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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: giffords; guesswhopostedit; mccain; mccainiac; notbreakingnews; rino; tnb
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To: rabscuttle385

Now replace the RINOs with REAL Republicans.


51 posted on 01/13/2011 7:46:28 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: ratsreek

No thank you, we have entirely to many as it is.

You can keep him or better yet send him out west.


52 posted on 01/13/2011 7:50:33 AM PST by A Voice (Something to ponder... Why are Bibles not allowed in school but they are in prison?)
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To: rabscuttle385

I don’t believe anything published in the ComPost.


53 posted on 01/13/2011 7:51:03 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: rabscuttle385

More McCain idiots in AZ. I was invited to a all expense paid trip to Scotsdale which meant free golf too. I turned it down. Any state that panders to Juan McCain is no interest to me.


54 posted on 01/13/2011 8:11:35 AM PST by Frantzie (Slaves do not have freedom only the illusion of freedom & their cable TV to drool at)
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To: mark3681

LOL! “Give me liberty, or give me my resignation papers!”


55 posted on 01/13/2011 8:28:03 AM PST by Future Snake Eater ("Get out of the boat and walk on the water with us!”--Sen. Joe Biden)
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To: South40
Good for you. "Cowards die a thousand times before their deaths . . . "

I've been threatened too. It comes with the territory. You just tell 'em "Bring it" (and don't let them see the .45 pistol in the back of your waistband).

99 percent of the bullies are cowards who would never actually do anything. For the occasional loony, you hope you can beat him to the draw.

56 posted on 01/13/2011 8:48:39 AM PST by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: GeronL

I think you are right.

The press, in alienating a big chunck of its audience, is merely hastening the fall of the Main Stream Media. No one believes them anymore.

We all know it, but they have not yet gotten the point.


57 posted on 01/13/2011 8:48:55 AM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach, orth' bhais's bethad, do chel denmha)
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To: Danae

Some=1


58 posted on 01/13/2011 8:53:50 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: imskylark
Mr. Miller said he quit because of the Tea Party, not the left.

I know what he said and I don't believe him. But even if it were true, you don't run from such things you face them.

59 posted on 01/13/2011 9:39:57 AM PST by South40 (Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: South40
As a black conservative myself, I can understand Mr. Miller’s frustrations in dealing with hatred from the intolerant left.

I applaud your steadfastness but this guy claimed it was the Tea Party on his arse and hinted at racism...he sounds like a David Brooks sort of "conservative"

Next we'll find out he's really a homosexual and he'll become a HuffPo contributor...McCain sure had a lot of these types around him didn't he?

60 posted on 01/13/2011 9:42:50 AM PST by wardaddy ("Out Here" by Josh Thompson pretty much says it all to those who will never understand anyhow)
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To: dixiechick2000

and women who like being gals too


61 posted on 01/13/2011 9:44:21 AM PST by wardaddy ("Out Here" by Josh Thompson pretty much says it all to those who will never understand anyhow)
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To: wardaddy
I know what his claims were, I just don't believe them. I've encountered bigots of many types in my life and have been on the receiving end of threats, intimidations and racist comments. I can say almost without exception each and every time the one displaying the hate was a liberal. They just can't stand the thought of a black man thinking for himself and deciding he wants no part of the plantation that is the democratic party.

"I refuse to have my views dictated to me as if I were an intellectual slave."
~Justice Clarance Thomas

62 posted on 01/13/2011 9:49:18 AM PST by South40 (Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: rabscuttle385

good riddance! let’s only hope this is only the start of the exodus of RINOS out of GOP


63 posted on 01/13/2011 10:16:56 AM PST by alexbg
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To: dixiechick2000
itty bits(tm)
64 posted on 01/13/2011 10:20:52 AM PST by 4woodenboats (Pelosi texts for a lifeline - blinkblinkblink blink blink blink blinkblinkblink blink blink blink...)
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To: Cisco Nix

[The guy must be some liberal plant.]

The fact that Miller said, “I wasn’t going to resign but decided to quit after what happened Saturday,” indicates Miller supports the absurd charge that conservatives created a “climate of hate” motivating the killer. Miller timed his resignation with the shooting to gain maximum publicity and damage to the Republicans.


65 posted on 01/13/2011 12:13:48 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Ah phooey on him, take you boss with you. We don’t need anymore posing weasels.


66 posted on 01/13/2011 12:15:00 PM PST by dforest
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To: Brad from Tennessee

“Miller timed his resignation with the shooting to gain maximum publicity and damage to the Republicans.”

Is that a fact or just conjecture. He claims to “love” the Republican Party. But we know his actions and his claim of love for the party are incongruous.


67 posted on 01/13/2011 12:20:28 PM PST by Cisco Nix (Because the left is ugly and the right is beautiful.)
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To: Reeses
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?

You could say that. He worked for McCain. Let's face it. McCain is more left wing than right. Maybe McCain is a double agent (i.e., RINO)

68 posted on 01/13/2011 1:40:24 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: icwhatudo
AND his favorite video documentary was about George Bush being responsible for 9/11, Christianity is a myth, and big money is out to control the world.
Oh yeah. It doesn't get any farther left than this type of thinking. The guy was so far to the left, their conspiracy theories drove him off a left wing cliff.
69 posted on 01/13/2011 1:45:26 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: mark3681

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

No one? Not anyone? Wife, kids? No one? Really


70 posted on 01/13/2011 2:13:01 PM PST by Bruinator (God is Great.... Beer is good.... Muzzies are.........?)
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To: Cisco Nix
[Is that a fact or just conjecture?]

Conjecture. I can't read his mind. But if he really cared anything about the state party he could have waited until the media spotlight on Tucson dimmed a bit and then departed quietly. Instead he makes a public statement that—intended or not—dovetails with the propaganda campaign of left-wing media and politicians.

71 posted on 01/13/2011 7:17:53 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
"Instead he makes a public statement that—intended or not—dovetails with the propaganda campaign"

That's a good point. I don't really care that much or I would research the guy; so I'll conclude with the rhetorical question. Who is this flipping guy? And good riddance.

72 posted on 01/13/2011 8:49:39 PM PST by Cisco Nix (Because the left is ugly and the right is beautiful.)
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To: Doogle

Thank you!

That’s the nice and, apparently, the accepted way to say it. lol


73 posted on 01/13/2011 11:32:25 PM PST by dixiechick2000 ("First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." - Gandhi)
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To: Doogle; MadIvan

BTW, I think I owe a HT to MadIvan for “bits and pieces.”

Either that, or Monty Python.

They are all Brits, though...and very clever ones, at that. ;o)


74 posted on 01/13/2011 11:34:08 PM PST by dixiechick2000 ("First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." - Gandhi)
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To: dools0007world

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

If that’s the good news, then it’s all okie dokie with me!

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

Bump that!

“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.”

Thank you for being a real man, and realizing that many of those on the Hill aren’t.

They are self-serving..............nothing follows. ;o)


75 posted on 01/13/2011 11:47:26 PM PST by dixiechick2000 ("First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." - Gandhi)
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To: wardaddy

“and women who like being gals too”

You betchya!


76 posted on 01/13/2011 11:48:34 PM PST by dixiechick2000 ("First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." - Gandhi)
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To: 4woodenboats; Admin Moderator

“itty bits(tm)”

LOLOL!

That is priceless! I love it!

I’m sorry to bother you, Mr/Mrs/Ms mod, but this is one for the FR Lexicon database.

I’m going to say “itty bits” from now on because that is exactly what they are.


77 posted on 01/13/2011 11:55:48 PM PST by dixiechick2000 ("First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." - Gandhi)
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To: dixiechick2000

I got familiar with British humor along time ago.,was stationed in the UK during early 70’s...just as Monty was getting started...
After I was discharged and came home, I told my brother that the emerging British comedy coming to the states was something to watch for and that there was some brilliant stuff to enjoy....


78 posted on 01/14/2011 2:38:49 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: dixiechick2000

naughty bits...


79 posted on 01/14/2011 2:40:01 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

I love Brit humor!

I was in London a few years ago, and was very fortunate to see “Spamalot”, which is the musical version of “Holy Grail”. It was hilarious!

Seeing it in a theater...especially a 19th century theater...was the icing on the cake.

“Bring out your dead...bring out your dead...”

“I’m not dead, yet”

“T’is a flesh wound”

LOL! What great theater!


80 posted on 01/14/2011 11:31:28 PM PST by dixiechick2000 ("First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." - Gandhi)
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To: Doogle

“naughty bits...”

YES!

Thank you! That was it!


81 posted on 01/14/2011 11:32:19 PM PST by dixiechick2000 ("First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." - Gandhi)
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To: b4its2late

The sooner the better!


82 posted on 01/16/2011 12:20:18 AM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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