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Desperately seeking ‘Republican Majority Campaign’, signed RM

Last week in my article Ruth McClung: Brought to you by the Republican Party Machine, I reported that the right-wing extremist political action committee (PAC) the Republican Majority Campaign was endorsing and raising money for McClung.

Less that 24 hours after I posted that story and when the Google searches for “Ruth McClung” were lighting up with that story, the website link to the Republican Majority Campaign’s blatantly racist fundraising efforts on McClung’s behalf (below) disappeared.

the Republican Majority Campaign PAC fully endorses, stands behind, will fund-raise and campaign for Ruth with the fullest and utmost vigor we possess.

El temblando racista de (the quiverying racist of) Tucson, Sr. Grijalva, must be defeated at all costs. He is the first to call the race card at every turn. He is the racist, not we conservatives. He believes in, sponsors and promotes “La Raza” (the Mexican race) while we conservatives value all races equally. We have heard his silly racist name calling for decades now and it is time the electorate of the 7th Congressional District of Arizona tells him to shut up, go to Mexico City and cash in his race card where it may bring him five centavos.

We urge you to work hard, get in the trenches and fight and bring home victory of the glory of the United States, Arizona and Ruth McClung.

Meet Raúl Grijalva: Mexico’s “unofficial” Congressman from Arizona’s 7th district Grijalva is Mexico’s “unofficial” Member of Congress! This is the man who stabbed his constituents in the back by organizing an economic boycott of his own state, because he disagrees with the tough new anti-illegal alien measure signed into law by Governor Jan Brewer.

Thinking that some of you conspiracy theorists out there may think I was making this excerpt from the Republican Majority Campaign up, I started digging.

What I found was fascinating. The Republican Majority Campaign website is here, and it’s pretty thin. The fundraising website that I had found previously started with “rmcpac.com”. Now all pages for that website come up blank— not “page not found” but blank.

Digging a bit further, I Googled one of the more inflammatory statements in the excerpt above and found 2 right-wing bloggers who also had linked to the same Republican Majority Campaign McClung fundraising page that I had linked to. (They wanted you to donate to that PAC; I, on the other hand, wanted you to see what scumbags are raising money for her.)

Simranjeet Singh [Alternative Thinking Is Just the Beginning] even quotes the Republican Majority Campaign link that I did, has a “donate” link to their website [same URL as in my story], and includes a “thank you” from McClung for the Republican Majority Campaign’s efforts on her behalf. [Emphasis added.]

The Republican Majority Campaign has a well thought out program to create the defeat of Mr. Grijalva; use the button to the right should you wish to help.
When McClung wins in November we’ll let you know how we did it, maybe…

Your efforts have resulted in a direct cash contribution to the McClung campaign and a rousing thank you from Ruth, as follows:

“I am excited to receive the endorsement of the Republican Majority Campaign PAC! RMCPAC is very selective in their endorsements. Some of the people they are currently supporting include big races like Sharron Angle for US Senate (Harry Reid’s NV seat), Scott Brown for US Senate (Ted Kennedy’s old MA seat), and at least 9 more Congressional and Senatoral candidates. I am proud and thankful that they have chosen to add me to their list of endorsements. Their endorsement states:

“… McClung could very well be the brightest star in the US’s southwest sky. She is a conservative, Gung-Ho Tea-Party Republican who seeks to unseat “progressive” Grijalva, a politician so far to the hard left that he is in the leadership of the progressive caucus. In this year of patriotic revulsion of Democratic hard left policies, we’re betting that McClung will pull off the upset of the decade…

“Thanks RMCPAC – and thanks eveyone for your support!”

Not to be content with one piece of corroborating evidence, I found the Desert Conservative website. He posted an e-mail communication from the Republican Majority Campaign which includes some of the text that had been on their now-blank web page.

Submitted by: Myke
Republican Majority Campaign PAC
Post Office Box 2806
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91729
United States
800-362-2723 Webmaster@RMCPAC.Com

August 22, 2010

Dear Fellow Patriot:

The United States is in the biggest crisis of its entire history!

Millions of illegal aliens are crossing our borders hell-bent on destroying our institutions, claiming the fruit of our labor and imposing a terrorizing forms of law upon us called sharia. They are NOT all coming from Mexico – many are coming from lands terrorized by muslim jihadis in the Mid-East!

While this is happening before our eyes, a pro-muslim, anti-Christian, president is watching, waiting and hoping that the ambitions of these illegal aliens are obtained by them, for our president also seems hell-bent on achieving exactly the same goals: claiming the fruit or our labor, imposing sharia upon us and destroying the carefully built-up machinery of democracy that millions of us have fought and died for over the last 234 years.

To make matters worse, the hugely corrupt and incompetent country of Mexico has placed its “Unofficial” Congressman – Raul Grijalva – at its beck-and-call. Grijalva is following the most corrupt, dirty and undemocratic campaigning practices imaginable – just like the drug cartels do in Mexico. Even while Sheriff Joe Arpaio is now under a murder contract from Mexican drug cartels, Arizona is under a death threat of millions of illegal aliens, all of whom are rabidly supported by the dupester Grijalva.

Grijalva is a leader of the pro-communist group of Members of Congress known as the “Progressive Caucus” but do NOT let the term “progressive” fool you. This word in todays hard-left terminology simply means “communist.” Hussein Obama is a “progressive” in the White House. Grijalva is a “progressive in the House of Representative and, YOU KNOW, that both of them are trying to destroy Arizona!

Ruth McClung is a conservative Republican seeking your vote to the U.S. House of Representatives in Arizona District 7. She deserves your vote and campaigning skills.She has been running since May of 2009 because, she says, “I cannot stand on the sidelines when politicians in Washington (like my opponent) are grabbing control of our personal freedoms, wrecking our economy, recklessly spending our money, and destroying America’s greatness. We need to return to limited government, personal responsibility and integrity, a strong work ethic, and opportunity for all. The American dream is to be self reliant and work to achieve the life that you want, not live off the government.”

She continued, “As a nation, we face many complex challenges requiring innovative solutions. My technical knowledge and expertise in scientific problem solving will be valuable in solving these problems”. We, as Americans and conservatives must support her!

She promises that she will take strong, decisive stands on border security and immigration, curbing out-of-control government debt, and promoting job creation through a free market economy and states, “I am committed to limiting our government and defending our Constitution. Working as a physicist, I understand the importance of finding the right solution instead of causing new problems. Maybe it does take a rocket scientist!”This is why the Republican Majority Campaign PAC fully endorses, stands behind, will fund-raise and campaign for Ruth with the fullest and utmost vigor we possess.
El temblando racista de (the quivering racist of) Tucson, Sr. Grijalva, must be defeated at all costs. He is the first to call the race card at every turn. He is the racist, not we conservatives.

He believes in, sponsors and promotes “La Raza” (the Mexican race) while we conservatives value all races equally. We have heard his silly racist name calling for decades now and it is time the electorate of the 7th Congressional District of Arizona tells him to shut up, go to Mexico City and cash in his race card where it may bring him five centavos.

We urge you to work hard, get in the trenches and fight and bring home victory to the glory of the United States, Arizona and Ruth McClung!

Sincerely

Randy Goodwin
Treasurer, Republican Majority Campaign Online News Site
http://www.rmcpac.com
800-362-2723

P. S. Please do not sit idly by and watch the ruination of this great nation. Of course, there are many, many appeals during this heated election period. But nowhere else in America is the difference between the forces of evil and good any more represented than in this 7th Congressional district race where a pro-Mexican takeover candidate who advocates granting illegal aliens immediate voting rights is being fought by a pro-American, conservative Tea-Party Republican. Only with your help will Mexico lose and America win.

I’m sure some of you Ruth apologists will try to make light of this, but I think it is pretty clear that McClung has racists backing her. Maybe that’s why she won’t pull or apologize for her racist print ad of Grijalva.

35 comments on “Desperately seeking ‘Republican Majority Campaign’, signed RM

  1. tiponeill
    October 18, 2010

    Of course, racism has nothing to do with it…………
    They are only concerned with “illegals”

  2. Don
    October 18, 2010

    I’m sure some of you Ruth apologists will try to make light of this

    “Try?”  Oh no…we’ll succeed in making light of this.

    “I see dead people”
    Haley Joel Osment, “The Sixth Sense”
    “I see racist people”
    “Tucson Progressive” Blog, TucsonCitizen.com

    • tiponeill
      October 18, 2010

      “Try?”  Oh no…we’ll succeed in making light of this.
      That is Success ? Want to mention “race cards” again ? 🙂

      • Don
        October 19, 2010

        You mean the race cards that Jon Stewart says have been maxed out by the Democrats, through years and years of using the term “racist” to mean “person who disagrees with me?”  Sure…glad to mention them.

    • leftfield
      October 19, 2010

      Don Smith – “I don’t see racist people”

      Maybe it’s time to see your optometrist again.

      • Don Smith
        October 19, 2010

        You are misquoting me, left.  I never used those words.  When you put quotes around them, you’re implying that I said them.

      • Don Smith
        October 19, 2010

        Pamela, I’m formally notifying you, as the proprietor of this blog, that Leftfield is misquoting me.  Request you delete his comment.  Thanks

      • tiponeill
        October 19, 2010

        Yes Pam – be sure to censor everyone who disagrees with Don 🙂

      • Don Smith
        October 19, 2010

        OY!  Much to my chagrin, I have to backtrack on this.  More to the point, I have to climb down from my own petard, which Leftfield has adroitly hoisted me upon.

        After further reflection, I opened the door to Leftfield when I (see upthread) posted my “I see racist people” comment which I “attributed” to “Tucson Progressive.”  Obviously I was trying to be humorous, and make light of Pam’s incessant charges of racism. 

        Leftfield, to his credit, used my own trick on me…and I fell for it.

        Left—well played, sir.  Well played.

      • Don Smith
        October 19, 2010

        Pam, needless to say, I’m withdrawing my request to delete Leftfield’s comment.  He scored a clean kill on me here.

  3. Cruz
    October 18, 2010

    Illegal is illegal – red, green, white, yellow – it doesn’t matter if you’re here illegally, get it.

  4. Bullcrap
    October 18, 2010

    It’s pretty clear that Raul Grijalva has racists backing him. What else could you call someone like Isabel Garcia?

    • tiponeill
      October 18, 2010

      It’s pretty clear that Raul Grijalva has racists backing him
      Only clear to a certain subset of white people 🙂

  5. James Hannley
    October 18, 2010

    Racism in our society is most brutally imposed in the prisons. To begin, the prisons are disproportionately represented by racial minorities. Black young men are largely missing from their communities because they are incarcerated. If you believe the reason for this is they are inclined to be criminals, then you are a racist. You do not have to apologize for it, you simply are. That is because, if you believe that this is the result of social conditions which cause this result, then you must become a reformer unless you are not at all humanitarian.

    • leftfield
      October 19, 2010

      This is all very true and the prisons are the most obvious manifestations of systemic racism in American, though it is largely invisible to the dominant community. 

      If you believe the reason for this is they are inclined to be criminals, then you are a racist.

      I have raised this very point myself many times and received no coherent and consistent response from those who deny racism on the one hand, yet claim (in so many words) that young black men are, in fact, criminally inclined.

  6. Don
    October 19, 2010

    If you believe the reason for this is they are inclined to be criminals, then you are a racist.  Mr. Hannley, I challenge you to show us evidence that Ruth McClung believes this.

  7. Hugh Holub
    October 19, 2010

    My dad always said judge people by the company they keep. If everyone standing around you or supporting you are wearing sheets, they aren’t doing laundry.

    • Don
      October 19, 2010

      So, you don’t think Robert Byrd, a former Klan official, should have reached prominence in the Democratic Party? 

      • Don
        October 19, 2010

        If the Democratic Party can give former Klan leader Robert Byrd a leadership post and national prominence…why should Ruth McClung be disqualified if (as Tucson Progressive so unbiasedly tells us) there are some racists in her ever-growing group of supporters?

        You might find that the race card is maxed out, Hugh

      • JoeS
        October 19, 2010

        Dammit Don,  quit using facts and logic.  It confuses the opposition.

      • leftfield
        October 19, 2010

        No, by all rights he should have at least been forced to publicly repudiate his past.  Ditto Strom and every other racist in public office.  However, America is a deeply racist country and the South was the epicenter of the most obvious manifestations of racism at one time. 

      • tiponeill
        October 19, 2010

        by all rights he should have at least been forced to publicly repudiate his past.  Ditto Strom and every other racist in public office.
        He did:
        I know now I was wrong. Intolerance had no place in America. I apologized a thousand times … and I don’t mind apologizing over and over again.”
        Not Strom, of course – he became a Repub instead.
        But the Repubs will continue to bring him up 60 years later as some sort of excuse for their current racism. Sort of “they do it too”.

  8. cochisecitizen
    October 19, 2010

    Why in the world would anyone want the Republicans to return to a majority in Congress?
    Have the Republicans announced any plan to reduce unemployment? No.
    Have the Republicans announced any plan to help those who are already unemployed? No, the opposite – they have consistently opposed any extension of unemployment benefits, and suggested those who receive them are too “lazy” to get a job.
    Have they announced any plan to reduce the deficit? No, the opposite – they plan to increase the deficit by $700 Billion by extensding the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% of Americans.
    Have the Republicans announced any plan to get the economy moving again? No, the opposite – they have pledged to shutdown government with budget bills that de-fund previous Democratic passed legislature and de-fund key cabinet positions and government departments.

    • Pamela
      October 19, 2010

      Here. Here. My sentiments, exactly.

      • Ernie McCray
        October 19, 2010

        And mine. I keep expecting Republicans to say “I don’t like this that the administration is doing so I propose this.” I don’t usually play the democrat/republican game or the conservative/liberal game but I keep waiting for the republicans to offer our society something rather than merely knocking everything that’s going on. Everything. If it’s not something that benefits the rich and powerful then they blast it or stonewall it. And so many people just join right in with Obama being some muslim anti-Christ commie trying to tear down all that’s been accomplished throughout the history of the land as though such allegations represent the absolute truth rather than the most blatant of lies. How do we progress as a country in a troubled world with such hope destroying attitudes so prevalent?

  9. James Kelley
    October 19, 2010

    Is that all you got Pamela? The race card? A Print ad that uses the very iconographic moustache the Raul Grijalva has used and continues to use in all of his campaign signs? Really? That’s it?

    I guess the overwhelming support she is receiving from Americans of Hispanic descent and the Native American tribes in her district are all “vendido”?

    The use of racial divisveness by the liberal progressives and marxists is as old as their political philosphy itself.

    • tiponeill
      October 19, 2010

      “The race card? “
      LOL

    • Pamela
      October 19, 2010

      “use of racial divisveness by the liberal progressives and marxists ”

      This is rich. What about Fox News? Last time I checked, their pundits weren’t singing Kum ba yah.

      • Three Sonorans
        October 19, 2010

        There is no racism at TEA Party rallies. There’s no other race present to hate on… everyone is united and non-diverse, just by pure chance… hey it’s possible!

      • fraser007
        October 19, 2010

        Sounds like one of the Ethnic Studies classes at Tucson High.

      • Cruz
        October 19, 2010

        Thats what you do in the backyard with all your buddies around the fire ring – remember.

    • Ernie McCray
      October 19, 2010

      Just what is the race card?

  10. Greg Faulhaber
    October 19, 2010

    Seeking a republican majority???  When the national pundits and stories on the news say the Republican pick-up will be a minimum of 46 seats and there are even stories out there about who the next Speaker will be I really don’t think the term “seeking” is accurate.    A victory by Ruth McClung will give us a Congressperson in the majority and much more clout.  Additionally, Grijalva has burned so many bridges with McCain, Kyl, and his fellow delegation members there is little chance he can be effective.  I even see he is going to be challenged by his fellow Democrats to head the House’s progessive coalition/caucus so he won’t even be on MSNBC anymore.  

    • Pamela Powers
      October 19, 2010

      The title “Desperately seeking…” is a reference to a 1980s movie “Desperately seeking Susan,” where a bored housewife (Rosanna Arquette) places a classified ad looking for her quirky friend, Susan (played by Madonna). The bored housewife wants to leave her hum-drum life and have wild adventures with free-spirited Susan.

      The “Republican Majority Campaign” (RMC) is a secretly funded extremist group (with obviously racist lingo and followers, as evidenced by the links I provided) that is raising funds for Ruth McClung. In the analogy, McClung is the bored housewife and the RMC is the wild and dangerous Susan. So, it’s a pun– although perhaps a bit obscure for people not into 1980s cult classics.

      http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/13417/Desperately-Seeking-Susan/overview

      • exgnosis
        October 19, 2010

        Some of us got it, anyway. This is what teaching to the test gets us. Pop-culture illiteracy. Next thing you’ll hear, is that they never read Madonna’s magnum-opus page-turner, Sex!

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This entry was posted on October 18, 2010 by in 2010 elections, Arizona, Congress, racism, Raul Grijalva, Ruth McClung, Tea Party, Tucson and tagged , , , .

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The Tucson Progressive: Pamela Powers Hannley

I stand on the side of Love. I believe in kindness to all creatures on Earth and the inherent self-worth of all individuals--not just people who agree with me or look like me.

Widespread economic and social injustice prompted me to become a candidate for the Arizona House, representing Legislative District 9 in the 2016 election. My platform focuses on economic reforms to grow Arizona's economy, establish a state-based public bank, fix our infrastructure, fully fund public education, growlocal small businesses and community banks, and put people back to work at good-paying jobs. I also stand for equal rights, choice, and paycheck fairness for women. I am running as a progressive and running clean.

My day job is managing editor for the American Journal of Medicine, an academic medicine journal with a worldwide circulation. In addition, my husband and I co-direct Arizonans for a New Economy, Arizona's public banking initiative. I am a member of the national board of the Public Banking Institute, and I am co-chair of the Arizona Democratic Progressive Caucus, the largest caucus of the Arizona Democratic Party.

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