AZ GOP Chair points to lack of strife among Democrats as evidence of “severe and personal” “divisions”.

31 Jul 2013 03:42 pm
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.


  1. Comment by Elizabeth on July 31, 2013 6:41 pm

    I know I am divided from you Donna because you only post adorable pictures of corgis and never post any of pugs.

  2. Comment by Ken Clark on August 1, 2013 8:35 am

    I could NEVER work with somebody who does not post images of Vizslas!

  3. Comment by Timmys Cat on August 1, 2013 12:09 pm

    Helllewww! Try finding cat porn here. Sheesh!

    Speekiah heeellleeewww-

    The GOP only want white guys to run because it seems that is the only thing that will get them elected. Not gonna run on honesty, integrity, tranparency, and actual voter support.
    Nah, too much work.

    Bember this?

    The most recent gusher of Super PAC cash to flow into California’s 2012 election cycle came last Tuesday in the form of an $11 million contribution that has prompted speculation about possible involvement of the Koch brothers

    The infusion made headlines, not only because of its generosity but because of its source — an obscure group called Americans for Responsible Leadership,
    based in Phoenix, Arizona.

    the Kochs may have wanted to anonymously dump another massive payload on the Yes on 32 campaign. To do so they would need an out-of-state entity in order to get around California’s reporting requirements. These observers conjecture that Americans for Responsible Leadership accommodated by passing the contribution onto SBAC PAC. The price for doing that–according to these observers–may have been to let ARL skim $350,000 off the top to fight one of ARL’s in-state bête noires, Arizona’s single open primary initiative, Proposition 121, a ballot measure that ARL fears would bump Tea Party candidates off the general election ballot.
    he is quick to point out that two days after SBAC reported the $11 million contribution, the anti-Prop 121 Stop Top Two Committee revealed it accepted a single $350,000 contribution from ARL.
    Whobeiz these guys you might ask?
    …….He is no stranger to ARL or its colorful chairman, Robert Graham.

    See, the Tea Party is a grass roots sweat of the earth, salt of the brow just folks organization.
    Demos is wussys ’cause they don’t have these kind of white guys running.


  4. Comment by Timmys Cat on August 1, 2013 12:12 pm

    Oops, HERE

  5. Comment by Timmys Cat on August 1, 2013 4:08 pm

    Rather telling assumption here by Robert (Mr Clean) Graham.

    Could it be some the candidates for Demo party positions who happen to be white men simply aren’t as good as the other candidates who are not?

  6. Comment by Mike Slater on August 6, 2013 7:19 pm

    Carolyn Warner, unsuccessful candidate for the U.S. senate and for governor of Arizona. Quite a track record.

  7. Comment by dude on August 9, 2013 1:43 pm

    Even without counting her 12 years as Arizona’s Superintendent of Schools, Carolyn Warner has accomplished more in her life than you ever could, Mike.

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