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[Editor: K Thomas posted a comment in this morning's Briefs about an article that ran that is beating up on Marianne Ferrari, one of our very intelligent and astute members, for taking up the project to unseat Jonathan Lines. NO ONE else had the courage to do that! She has generous support across the state and little Johnny Lines is worried. So what does this gaggle of McCain sycophants do? Attack the messenger, of course. It's been the way the guilty have operated since the dark ages! True Constitutional conservatives (we sort of hate to use the word "conservative" since McCain and Flake have pulled a Democrat tactic of co-opting language and changing its meaning) do not want any more Obama Lite people involved with the Republican party. So they have taken the best step available to them and we sincerely hope they are successful. If they aren't, the Republican party in Arizona is lost for years to come, has been lost for years past. There comes a point of no return and there is no good return with the current "leadership." It is Lines, Graham, Shane Wikfors and all those who think like tabloid trash who are going after a fine upstanding woman for her courage to do what none of them will do. It's all they understand. Honor or integrity is not in their playbook. Keep that in mind when you read what they wrote, exposing themselves as the worst kind of bigots. It is these people who give the Republican party a bad name. See a thoughtful get-to-the-point response at the end. It was posted in Briefs this morning.]
Dear fellow conservative Republican,
Last week, Sonoran Alliance presented the “starting lineup” of malcontents and saboteurs who have been working overtime in an effort to overturn the results of a free and open election.
In some ways, the leader of this not-so-merry band of misfits is among the most intriguing. Relatively unknown and unimpressive in her past activities as a Republican PC, Marianne Ferrari has deemed herself the ringleader of this circus. But, as Frosty’s Fake News might say, “lots of people” are asking who she is, and what she is really trying to accomplish.
According to readily available public information, Ferrari is a native New Yorker who attended the Northwestern University journalism school. Throughout much of her career as a writer and publisher, she found a specialized niche: travel guides for gay and lesbian tourists and attacking the conservative agenda.
Now, everyone has a right to make a living, and if Ms. Ferrari is passionate about gay and lesbian travel and liberal ideals, I wish her nothing but the best in finding happiness.
But I can’t help but wonder: why would a gay and lesbian travel expert from New York take such interest in recalling a successful chairman of the Arizona Republican Party? [That's easy: because Lines is NOT successful in anything but lying, cheating and stealing votes from State Committeemen. Is that his idea of success?]
Could it be because the party has stood firmly behind President Donald Trump’s decision to reverse Barack Obama’s order to allow transgender soldiers in the United States Armed Services?
Or perhaps it is because Chairman Jonathan Lines is a longtime advocate for traditional marriage?
We’ll never know the true reasoning behind Ms. Ferrari’s destructive activities. What we do know is that, according to her, she doesn’t really have a reason. As reported earlier this week, Ms. Ferrari told the Yellow Sheet Report: “We need no cause. We don’t need anything but to vote.”
So here’s what we know about this mysterious New York native who has come to Arizona in an attempt to overthrow our Chairman:
So there she is, the face of the recall effort. State Committee members will have to decide: is this who you want to stand publicly with? [And we are VERY PROUD to stand right beside her! Character & courage vs tabloid trash. Easy decision.]
(Article from the Chicago GoPRIDE website: http://chicago.gopride.com/entertainment/column/index.cfm/col/1850)…Ferrari is in the bottom picture, standing between the two guys. Her shirt says: “The Gay Nineties Are Back”)
Source: Who knows. They are hiding under their desks and using fake names.
[It is so embarrassing to know these people walk the earth! Clearly, those engaged in removing Lines are making them very nervous and are over the target. They are concerned that Ferrari is holding up a t-shirt? Is that the best they've got? Pathetic.]
From MCRC Briefs, July 9 edition:
Karen Thomas, State Committeewoman: Some SC and perhaps others received an e-mail from a Carl Grande. Although some think that “Carl Grande” is a figment of someone’s imagination, I would like to reply to him/her/it/them. Mr. Grande concerning your recent e-mail, let me see if I’m reading you correctly. You think because Marianne Ferrari is a lesbian that she must be for gays in the military and for same sex marriage. Do I have that right? Or, oh my goodness, maybe you’re bothered because she’s from NEW YORK! or attended Northwestern University!! WOW that’s all really serious stuff! Thank you for telling us. And, then you accuse her of “attacking the conservative agenda”. Do you assume that simply because she’s gay? I just want to be really clear on all of this in case someone asks me about it. Or, maybe she’s trying to save the conservative agenda. Have you ever thought of that? Do you know Marianne, Mr. Grande? Have you talked with her about all of this? Have you told her why you are bothered? To not do so would be a bit cowardly, don’t you agree?
Lines a successful chairman? If we felt he is doing his job, so many of us in this “merry band of misfits” wouldn’t be working to remove him. And, geez, it’s one thing to be called deplorables by Hillary but now to be called “malcontents and saboteurs” by you, a Republican! BTW, Mr. Grande, if you knew the bylaws for removing an officer, you would know that it states that no cause is required. We only need to vote. Look it up! But if you’ve been reading postings on Briefs and Arizona Freedom Alliance, you would know there are a sufficient reasons for the chairman to be removed.
And, one last thing, there is no Carl Grande registered with the MC Elections Dept. And, for those reading Sonoran Alliance, there is no Rangel Solamente registered either. Is it possible that both are, or were, on the AZGOP payroll? And who owns Sonoran Alliance anyway? I think we would all like to know. Mr. Grande and Mr. Solamente please answer these questions. STAND UP AND BE COUNTED – Stop being cowards. -- Inquiring minds want to know!
Carl Grande is similar to John Acosta of CNN. Both are ignorant . We may have members of Congress who are this stupid
Oh, Myrna dear. "May" is the wrong word. I do believe you were looking for "do." Can you tell me, please, how many of them have stepped to the plate to support this effort? I was told that some of them, perhaps it was Rep. Franks, and so many of our local legislators, supported a man who turns out to be a reprobate. Such bad judgement, I must say.
I clicked "Like" I think for the very first time on this site. That is how impressed I feel about Ms. Ferrari.
I don't know of any Republican politicians who would support this effort. They have abandoned our President so I wouldnt expect them to support removing Chairman Lines. These Republicans simply do not have a spine but thank goodness President Trump is a strong smart and determined man. He is a fighter surrounded by the Democratic sharks and Republican wimps
Marianne Ferrari is a true patriot.
Right on. Marianne will be on the Chi Town Ex Pat show on Sat at 2 Pm on Centralcityradio.com, King FM to tell us about the recall effort. Listen in please.
Ron, suggest you post that on our Events page. If you do, someone will shoot it out to the membership.
It has been an honor and pleasure to become acquainted over several months with Marianne Ferrari. She is a patriot and encourages people like myself to become engaged in the political process. We are both concerned about the direction of our country. The concern being that the left's narrative has become the mantra of many in the media. I saw this here in my residence and started Mobilization of Conservatives to show that we are no longer the silent majority. Marianne Ferrari was and is my number #1 fan and wants to see the Republican party show spine and stand for its conservative values. We who respect her never questioned her sexuality and frankly don't give a damn. Thank you Marianne for your courage and all the hard work . You are doing what many of us wanted for a long time.
Seems like I've seen this play before. I know how it goes. The loser, Lines, rounds up all his nasties, they make up a name, start a new blog site and then they rip up the guys who want to save the Republic. Saving the Republican party might be even harder here in AZ. The corruption is wide and deep. Praying for Marianne and all those on board with her. We have to look wide and deep now to find real patriotism. I see it here.
A fellow state committeemen forwarded the disgusting attack email to us complete with grainy photos, snide innuendos and the fingerprints of past campaign tactics. http://webview.cmpgnr.com/csb/Public/show/i74wm--d1q9y-6zi64m40
Bylaws govern a non-profit entity. The loyalty of leadership is to the bylaws which are being grossly violated. How seriously do state committeemen take their responsibility? We will know on September 30 in Phoenix.
I am thoroughly disgusted with the cheap shots I heard yesterday about Marianne. NONE of them, regardless of their validity, have ANYTHING to do with the intentional ignoring of our bylaws by Chairman Lines and his wrecking crew! Not a single solitary thing.
Marianne may be, or may not be, any of the things of which she has been accused. BUT, I don’t care, and neither should any of the rest of us care. These allegations are totally and completely beside the point. They are silly and misguided accusations and nothing more than an effort to misdirect our PC’s, our state committeemen/women in regard to the real issues concerning the clear and obvious corruption within our party. Attempting to discredit in this manner is a typical trick utilized by those that have nefarious intentions. Far, far, better to look at the underlying intentions of those tossing out this nonsense blather than to be sidetracked by these sorts of vicious, stupid, and beside-the-point, allegations. Keep focused on the issues at hand!
All Lines had to do was honestly answer my questions. For whatever reason, he could not do that. This is OUR party, not his, not anyone's. It is OURS. If we can't have the open and honest answers, then he will not have my support. Can't follow the bylaws, sorry, out he goes!
The cheap shots like this contrived comment by this unknown guy is just that, and it just makes those of us at the grass roots level of the party feel more angry and ignored. Not going to happen on my watch if I can help it.
You go, Marianne!!!
I clicked LIKE because I like the editor's comments about this vicious article. This has been going out of control since Graham took office and now it seems to be sanctioned by Lines and all the uglies in the republican party. This is only the latest nastiness from these people. Changing their name does nothing to hide them. Look what these same devils did to the candidate who ran against Lines. Read the article about that crazy Sen. Allen from a few days ago. This is a sickness. This article embodies the very reason to get rid of Lines and the memory of Graham's equally vicious behavior. Let's start by throwing Flake out of office, pray McCain never comes back to the senate and that he spends his time in treatment for his illness where he belongs. Pray his influence and these hateful people disappear right after the election to recall Lines. Put the R party back on the track of Lincoln. At least here in AZ. Accolades to you, Marianne.