Arizona GOP's Proposed Bylaws Revive Joe McCarthy, Witch Hunts, Loyalty Oaths
Ronnie wouldn't make the cut under the AZ GOP's proposed new rules for state/precinct committee persons
The Arizona Republican Party is the gift that keeps on giving.
Last week, the Maricopa County GOP picked raging aggro gay-hater A.J. LaFaro as its chairman, a choice Dems are giddy over because it leaves the local Republican Party in the complete control of wigged-out moonhowlers, further alienating anyone with a post-medieval sense of morality,
And next week, at the state GOP's January 26 meeting, assembled GOPers will vote on proposed bylaw changes that may well revive loyalty oaths, witch hunts and the bloated corpse of Joe McCarthy, preserved lo these many years in a massive vat of Jameson.
Can we burn her, she once supported a Libertarian?
If you think I exaggerate, check out the proposed new rules for precinct and state committeemen, published recently on the AZ GOP's web site:
The duties of a Precinct/State Committeeman include, at minimum,
*Representing the Republican Party, the Republican Party Platform, and Republican General Election candidates in a positive light
*On request of voters in his/her precinct, assisting them to vote for Republican candidates
A Precinct/State Committeeman is deemed not to have fulfilled his/her duties if, in any public election, he/she provides material support to
*a non‐Republican opponent of a Republican candidate in a partisan election, or
*a non‐Republican candidate campaigning in a nonpartisan election in active opposition to a Republican candidate for a paid office
Material support includes public endorsement, monetary donations, volunteer effort, public dissemination of the non‐Republican opponent's message without critical or refuting commentary, or public dissemination of clearly negative statements about the Republican candidate without critical or refuting commentary.
Should a Precinct/State Committeeman fail to fulfill his/her duties, he/she will, upon majority vote of the applicable State or County Executive Committee, lose his/her privileges (including voter data access, voting, assigning or carrying proxies, and holding Party offices) for the rest of his/her term.
Wow, let the pogroms begin! First off, the Ron Paul people will be in the crosshairs if they've ever supported a Libertarian, as no doubt many of them have at one point or another.
(Hint to my RP pals: Hide those copies of Atlas Shrugged, they're a dead giveaway.)