Haney hopes the general public sees McCain's "penchant for angry reprisals" before he can win the powers of the presidency. "This [reprisal] just shows that McCain is mentally unstable and out of control and vindictive," Haney told me. "If he is determined to go through that much trouble to attack a district committee chairman, what does that say about his ability to handle real political problems?"
Like McCain's complicity as one of the Keating Five in the massive Lincoln Savings fraud? That had to have adversely affected many residents of District 11!
While I do not support any of the cited positions of Rob Haney or the Republican voters of Arizona District 11, I support their grass-roots efforts to reclaim the control of the political process which rightfully belongs to We, the People of the United States of America. Whatever the decisions to be made, our Constitution defines that the People were to make those decisions through their elected representatives. Nowhere in that statement is there any qualification that once said representative has been elected s/he no longer has to listen to the Will of the People.
Our nation is doomed if the people of America do not become engaged in our political processes, and by engagement I don't mean a passive and accepting position as a member of a party. The Father of Our Country warned us against the dangers of such "factions", and the attitude of McCain and the rest of the modern-day corporo-political establishment toward the citizen-voter exemplifies the personification of those dangers being realized.
Our Constitution is broad enough to encompass the very conservative views of Arizona as well as the very liberal views of Malibu, and it also provides a process by which our differences could be expressed, and agreement on an issue reached, through debate and compromise. It may well be that it's the worst of all possible political methods except for all the others, but it has mostly worked for this nation since 1789.
Let's keep it alive.