Russell Pearce's Mad Elf Rob Haney: Sued on Christmas Eve

Why is all this backstabbing and cutthroat competition among local GOPers of importance, you may ask?

Well, because the Rs are still the majority party here in Sand Land. And what happens in their ranks affects reality.

Here's a nice summation from the lawsuit, which describes the division in LD 25. It's a split that exists throughout the state among the tuskers, which I generally refer to as the split between the crazies and the non-crazies.

As a general matter," the suit reads, at one point, "for several years the board of officers and State Committeemen elections in LD25 have been dominated by two political factions.

One faction is comprised of PCs aligned with Russell Pearce, a PC in LD25. Pearce, formerly the President of the Arizona State Senate and an outspoken supporter of anti-immigration laws, was recalled from office in 2011 and decisively lost a reelection bid in the 2012 Republican primary election.

The other faction is not aligned with Pearce, and generally supports candidates who, although conservative, place greater emphasis on economic policy and "big tent" Republican principles and less emphasis on social "wedge" issues. As a general matter, the Plaintiffs fall in the latter category.

Which of those factions prevails is important to all Arizonans who care about the kind of political discourse we have in this state.

More than that, the outcome of the LD 25 donnybrook will help determine the outcome of the January 26 GOP state committee meeting, where the state party's new leadership will be chosen.

If Pearce is not elected or otherwise appointed to be on the state committee, he cannot be nominated from the floor to be chair of the Arizona Republican Party and possibly trump GOP businessman Robert Graham, whom many expect to become chairman, otherwise.

Some Dems I talk with tell me that they'd like for Pearce to be the head of the Rs in this state, believing his extremism will make his party less relevant in coming years.

I disagree. Allowing Pearce any smidgen of legitimacy threatens Arizona's body politic with a dangerous parasite, a right-wing tapeworm we've expended a lot of effort to yank out of Sand Land's stomach.

Plus, seeing Pearce and Haney crushed would be a lovely beginning to the new year. I can't think of two nudniks more deserving.


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dan020
dan020

well we are in 2013 new year bat the some nuting Change im From  Dunwoody,GA

LD25_PC_non-rabid
LD25_PC_non-rabid

The insane nut job left in place by Haney as an interim chair, Ian Murray, just sent a conspiracy-laden rant out last night, and also sent a letter drafted by Haney that is clearly in violation of his agreement (after getting his butt kicked by the lawyers) to recognize the elections. These people just can't help themselves

wwharris
wwharris

@1Barbara1 What do you believe Barbara?

Susurro_Perforado
Susurro_Perforado

The villagers are pissed, and have taken up pitchforks, torches, and brilliant lawyers to drive these insane Pearce/Haney nutjobs out for good.  Merry Christmas, Rob Haney!  The attorney for the non-racist, non-birther, Republicans is going to destroy Haney in court.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

Maybe the Joker can send his deputies in black SUV's with Mexican plates to serve Haney with the summons.  Say about 2am.

It IS the job of the Sheriff to provide service!  Maybe Lisa Allen can take pictures for the mcso website!

Warrior-X
Warrior-X

2013 New Year's resolution should be to make Haney and Pearce ancient history.  BTW, your Dems in this state are just flat out pathetic. Seriously, did they really want that neo-Nazi loving pearce scumbag back on the seat? That's the last thing we need. Someone's oughta hammer that final nail in the coffin, and put his political career out of its misery. This Christmas Eve lawsuit should do it.

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