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You can’t always get what you want. But if you try sometimes — well, you might find you get what you need.

The Rolling Stones’ classic refrain echoed in New Hampshire last week after a speech by President Donald Trump. “Whether you love me or hate me, you have to vote for me,” the president told constituents at the event. Citing a strong economy and dire warnings that Americans’ retirement benefits would suffer should he lose in the 2020 election, Trump bookended his speech with one final message to Republicans: “You have no choice.”

And according to Arizona GOP Chairwoman Kelli Ward, of Lake Havasu City, the state doesn’t need any other choice.

Ward issued a public statement Tuesday in support of the president, encouraging Arizona Republicans to forego a 2020 Presidential Preference Election to give Trump the state GOP’s presidential nomination by default.

“Republicans and Democrats alike have opted out of the PPE in previous election cycles,” Ward said Friday. “Democrats did so in 1996 with then-incumbent President Bill Clinton, and again in 2012 when President Obama was in office. Republicans opted out in 2004 when President Bush was up for reelection. This is nothing new, despite the media’s inauthentic attempt to portray it as such.”

In 2016 Republican Primaries, Arizona voters elected Trump as their nominee with almost 46% of the vote. Trump later defeated Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton with 49% of the vote, to Clinton’s 45.5%.

In Mohave County, 73% of voters favored Trump in the 2016 General Election.

Only four of Arizona’s 15 counties voted in favor of Democratic candidates during the last election cycle.

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Dawn King

Well, VA, if Obama had been caught raw-dawgin' a porn star while his wife was at home with a new born baby, y'all would have been blowin' a head gasket. But with spanky, it just doesn't matter, does it.....

Proudindependent

Ha you all are funny, no suggested solutions, just attack any ideas. An Independent part does need to become a major voting block to prevent the lunacy of ever having a Trump again. So you have a candidate that is afraid to question or call out Trump on any of an idiocy and a fairly middle of a road highly intelligent candidate who will do their job and question the presidency. Hmmm

deaton

“party” Solution: learn to spell!



“There is nothing funny about misspelling a word. It is a grievous mistake and one I take very seriously. Finding humor in such a situation demonstrates why DOT's are always incensed when their ignorance is pointed out because they do not value accuracy in communication”. . “Rovr 09/03/2019”[thumbup][beam] Commander DOT

HwyRovr

"HwyRovr"

HavasuGuy

This kind of politics is why I am now registered as an Independent rather than a republican. Denying republican voters in Arizona to weigh in on our preference in a primary election is so non-republican and anti-conservative. Basically , ignoring the will of the people that you are supposed to represent. Kelly Ward also supported Joe Arpaio in his run for office, she makes me wonder if she is isolated in the input she receives from Mohave county politicians and her supporters. I fear for our country because the republicans used to put America first, not an individual...

Dawn King

I share your pain, Guy. Until trump, I was a registered republican for over 4 decades. It is not the Republican Party anymore. It's the party of trump.

deaton

Ms. King, I believe that if you’re not registered with a “Party” you can’t vote in a primary in the State of Arizona, if that is so you can’t vote for a candidate to oppose Spanky! Better get registered with A party! [thumbup][beam] Commander DOT

Dawn King

I am already registered. I hope that assuages your concerns. On another note, you do know why spanky got that nickname, don’t you?

VA172

On another note, does anyone really care what some late night so called comedian came up with. Low ratings for all the late night comedians.


Mr Lemons

It's Kelli not Kelly. I for one could care less about Kelli Ward. I'm a conservative. I'm interested in having conservative laws, judges, and values put in place. Trump is the only President who actually fights for what I believe. Yes, I'm aware of his personality, etc. But I really don't care about that. His actions are what I care about. I don't want a RINO, never-trumper, or a crazy socialist for a President. I don't want the news media, the entertainment industry, or silicon valley telling shaping the news, changing my values, or limiting access to my points of view. An independent to me is a fence straddler. I really don't know why independents call themselves independents when they invariably vote Democrat.



I also think the influx of Californians is starting to ruin Arizona. If you came here to live to escape the nanny state, high taxes/fees on everything imaginable, the graft, corruption, and public sector bought and paid for politicians, then please do not change Arizona into the type of state that you fled from.

HwyRovr

Hmm, so you have no moral standards, no surprise DOTs are all massive hypocrites.

The draft-dodger – 5 children with 3 women. Cheated on Ivana wirth Marla, on Marla with Melania and on with Melania with prom star stormy. Never attends church. Idolized by “family values conservatives.”

President Obama – 2 children with one woman. Zero adultery. Zero scandals. Attends church regularly. Hated by “family values conservatives.”

Evangelicals say: “All U.S. laws should be based on the bible.”

I say: “So you support stoning Trump for being a serial adulterer?”

Evangelicals say: “Wait, what?”

HwyRovr

Oops, I posted "prom" when we all know the lying, racist, draft-dodging, piece of scum cheated on his THIRD wife with a PORN star, then paid her off. I apologize for the error.

Mr Lemons

Don't presume to know my "moral standards." You seemed obsessed with others' personal religious beliefs and church attendance. I think you only care about the importance of religion when it suits your pathetic argument. And I'm sure you are equally outraged by FDR's affair(s), as well as others: Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Clinton most famously. I'm sure I missed some. On the other hand, former President Obama (of bathhouse fame), was the "sperm donor" of his children. You got me on that one.







And who said Mr. Obama had zero scandals, why Obama himself (10/23/2016). I don't want to rehash the past, but there were a few, such as: IRS targeting scandal, VA waiting list, Benghazi, Clinton emails, Fast and Furious gun walking, Solyndra subsidies, New Black Panther party, etc. More to come.







Your tiresome "cut and pasted" evangelical dialogue is, as always, unclever.

















HwyRovr

Curious the paper did not mention the chair of the Arizona Republican Party, Chemtrails Kelli, quote that everyone else in the country is talking about, to wit, "…we'll stop gun-grabber Mark Kelly dead in his tracks." Didn’t take long for her to make a complete fool out of herself – again - and yet the DOTs still support her. Considering that Gabby Giffords, the wife of Mark Kelly, remains partially paralyzed, suffers from a speaking disorder and partial vision loss resulting from a mass shooting in Tucson on 8 January 2011 that killed six and wounded 12 Chemtrail’s comment is particularly repugnant. And the Kelly’s, both gun owners, are far from being “gun grabbers” the pejorative used by the intellectually challenged against anyone who feels our nation needs common sense gun control.

rolson

Hey it was Mt. kelly that made the proposal to confiscate guns! There are roughly 330 million Anericans the vast majority that have guns are law siding citizens that are not a threat to anyone. So conficating their guns would not have any like zero impact on our safety. We need people that are really willing to address the problem not someone who makes flamboyant statements for purely political purposes!

HwyRovr

Hi there! I hate to interrupt your rambling, but back in February you made the statement about people "KILLING BABIES" and I ask that you provide us with exactly who are these people "KILLING BABIES?" You seem to have information no one else has so you’re the “go to” guy. “KILLING BABIES” is very serious matter and needs to be taken care of ASAP. I know providing misleading and untrue garbage is your stock in trade, but we are still waiting for a response. Is there some reason you are refusing to tell us who are "KILLING BABIES" or is it - most likely- just a "flamboyant statement" you made up to inflame the intellectually challenged?

VA172

What has this got to do with this article? You just keep posting your utterly stupid comments.


HwyRovr

"Mr." - "Kelly" -"abiding" - "...not have any like zero impact..." Translation to English, please.

JVW

rovR. Don't forget Gabby Giffords was shot by a registered Democrat. 99% of these shooting's Lefty Nut Bags.

HwyRovr

My God, you truly are dumber than a box of Palin's. Now for the facts - "Jared Lee Loughner was registered as an Independent in 2006 and did not vote in 2010." Why do you lie...all of the time...about everything?

Roco

[thumbup][thumbup]

VA172

Why are you such an a$$ about everything. BFD.


JVW

Lil Buddy Read the whole report. He was a Lefty Loon that never would sleep.


Mr Lemons

"Dead in his tracks" is an idiom, not to be taken literally. The plural of Kelly is Kellies, not Kelly's, which is the possessive form of Kelly. Your use of the always vague phrase "common sense gun control" means different things to different people. Mark Kelly's interpretation has three requirements: universal background checks, crack down on domestic violence offenders with guns, and red-flag laws. He doesn't appear to be a "gun-grabber." To run as a Democrat in Arizona you need to moderate your party's extremist and radical views or you will lose.

HwyRovr

Poor little DOTs and their incomprehension of the English language. As used Kelly's is correct because it is in reference to one family named Kelly with the subject being gun ownership. If one were to talk about multiple Kelly families, then Kellies would be technically correct although awkward.

Mr Lemons

It's not a possessive noun in the way you used it in a sentence. I think you have a difficult time admitting you're wrong.


bob b

Speaking of someone who has "partial vision loss!" Rover, you should read a little bit about Giffords and Kelly. They both support confiscation of firearms under Red Flag laws. Your vision loss affects your ability to use common sense and mature reasoning, preferring to surround yourself with the lies of the Liberals instead.

HwyRovr

"HwyRovr"


VA172

Squawkzilla


deaton

HwyRover AKA Bob Moore AKA Rovr AKA Hwy = Adam Henry [thumbup][beam] DOT Commander


VA172

Hyw loves to post deceptive, misleading and far fetched liberal propaganda.


HwyRovr

"HwyRovr"

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