Recently Mr Shadegg, once the darling of the Conservative image of an Arizonan, expressed some thoughts about the state of his own political party. Lets walk through some of his remarks as reported by GOPUSA (shown in quotes).
According to John Shadegg, the problems Republicans have is due to their failure to live up to what they promised with the Contract with America. He said that once Republicans took control of Congress, many were corrupted by their power as members of the majority.
Self disclosure is a good thing Mr. Shadegg, shows your emoting with your audience. How about stepping down and honoring your part of the Contract with America?
Mr Shadegg continues to opine …
Unfortunately, they [himself] were vastly outnumbered by other Republicans in Congress who had been in Congress previously. Many of those people did not have any strong ideological commitment to any political belief since, as members of the minority, they never had to seriously think of any principles relating to the proper role of government.
Could Mr Shadegg be speaking of Senator’s Kyl and McCain? It certainly sounds like he’s speaking of those honorable Senators who place reelection as the highest of life’s callings.
However, as the representatives with the most seniority, they took many leadership positions.
What positions could those have been? Is this john saying that the other two johns might need cleaning? Lets continue reading …
He [Shadegg] said that getting involved in the Arizona State Republican Party or the Maricopa County Republican Party was a bad idea because they were being poorly led and were at the lowest level since Ev Mecham was governor of Arizona.
Looks like Shadegg fired a broadside on the orders of Admiral’s McCain and Kyl against a state party that no longer bows to their dictates.
You see, its the Delegation’s position that the AzGOP represents them. They expect the state party to represent them when gathering signatures, fund raising, and turning out the voters.
What they don’t seem understand anymore is that they were elected to represent us.
For example; when Minister Napolitano’s Homeland Security Department reported that Vets returning from Iraq, Pro-Life folks, and Americans concerned about Borders & Immigration might be persons capable of domestic terrorism, Mr Shadegg, Mr Kyl and Mr McCain remained silent. That silence was deafening.
Seems Mr. Shadegg is working to soften up the immigration and borders issue to clear the beach for the Obama Administration’s attempt to breech the Amnesty and Open Borders Issue – and with the full support of Arizona Senior Senate Delegation.
How can this be determined? Timing. In politics just as in business, its all about timing. Didn’t the Commander-in-Cheat recently put Immigration at the top of his pile on his trip to Mexico?
Now carefully watch the slight of hand: Shadegg begins his remarks by telling us that Republicans in leadership, ‘” … did not have any strong ideological commitment to any political belief”. Now observe where his logic takes us …
He [Shadegg] said that the Arizona and Maricopa County Republican leaders used the illegal immigration issue to create conflicts in the Republican Party. Instead, he said the Republican Party leaders should focus on having a big tent to welcome many people into the Republican Party.
Whatever happened to any strong ideological commitment to any political belief? Is Mr Shadegg suggesting that the Party’s platform on Immigration and Borders be a circus under the Big Top? Or is he talking about inclusiveness like Meghan McCain at the Log Cabin Republican fete?
Our borders and immigration laws mean nothing to these three johns. Mr. Shadegg has become one of those men he criticized in his opening remarks.
In his desire to ascend to the lofty heights of Jon Kyl’s shoes in 2012, he has chosen to add yet one more Porta-John to the list of Arizona’s outhouses that need cleaning.
Yes, something stinks in Arizona … and its coming from Washington DC. Its time to flush the johns.
I am thankful to Howard Levine of GOPUSA News for the generous use of his quotes.