AZ GOP Chair points to lack of strife among Democrats as evidence of “severe and personal” “divisions”.
Posted by: Donna
You know how President Obama hasn’t enacted draconian gun control laws and confiscated everyone’s guns but wingnuts insist that his lack of action in that area proooooves he’s coming for all your guns? Yeah, it makes no sense but that’s how right wing “logic” works. The latest example of this is this AZ Republican Party statement about something Carolyn Warner said at the AZ Dem State Committee meeting back in December:
Arizona DNC Committeewoman Carolyn Warner Told Fellow Democrats to Stop Supporting White Male Candidates
PHOENIX – As Democrat gubernatorial candidate Fred DuVal continues to enjoy a curiously clear field as he seeks the nomination to represent his party on the November 2014 ballot, Robert Graham, Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party asked why so few Democrats are seeking election to public office in Arizona. Democrats are also apparently ignoring the explicit (and insensitive) advice given by Carolyn Warner, one of the Arizona Democratic Party’s most experienced leaders, that Democrats “quit spending money on white men.”
“The divisions among the Democrat party elite appear to be severe and personal, and that’s a disservice to voters looking for choices on the ballot,” said Robert Graham, Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party. “I invite every Democrat voter disappointed with their party in Arizona to learn more about the Arizona Republican Party, and to take a serious look at our efforts to move our state forward on jobs, opportunity, prosperity, and safety.”
Warner’s comments are reflected in the minutes of the Arizona Democratic Party’s Executive Board Meeting on November 17, 2012. Warner, one of the most experienced Democrat party leaders in Arizona, ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate in 1976, and was the Democratic nominee for Governor of Arizona in 1986. She was elected by the Democratic Party of Arizona to represent them at the DNC in 2004, 2008, and 2012.
“The Republican Party has a vigorous and competitive primary process, and with the governor’s seat opening up next year there will be a lot of discussion going on within the party about our GOP candidates and who can best lead our state. The Democrats, however, are fast-forwarding through the competition and excitement of the primary race, creating a lot of bored voters and even more boring candidates,” Graham added.
How insensitive of her!! Man, white dudes simply cannot catch a break under this brutally oppressive matriarchal regime of diversity and political correctness, amirite fellas?
The rest of the release is just stupid. There are Democratic dominated places in the country where there truly is a lot of bitter intra-party competition, but Arizona is not one of them. Yes, we have primaries and sometimes they get heated but it’s nothing compared to, say, Illinois or New Jersey. We’re a veritable kumbaya-fest up in here compared to them – and certainly compared to the Arizona GOP, which is perennially a hot mess of idiots bickering over who’s more of a bigot. The upcoming GOP primary portends to be the kind of nasty bloodbath we’ve grown to expect of them and Graham is lamely attempting to distract from that by pointing to the relative calmness on the Democratic side and claiming it proves Dems are divided.
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