AZ right wingers want possibly the nuttiest guy in Congress to be Speaker



From the denizens of Sonoran Alliance* comes this plea:

In an exclusive interview on Fox News this morning, Texas Republican Louis Gohmert announced that he is joining Florida Republican Ted Yoho in challenging John Boehner for the Speakership.

Both candidates echo the sentiment of the grassroots that Speaker Boehner has nothing but a track record of failed leadership and missed opportunities since taking the gavel in 2011. His unwillingness to use the power of the purse to reign in Obama in addition to his broken promises that he gave in 2012 to use of ‘Regular Order’ and the Hastert Rule are primary reasons that leave him vulnerable to a challenge…

…Will the Arizona Republican Delegation join Rep. Thomas Massie and Oklahoma Republican Jim Bridenstine and side with the Conservative base? Or will they side with the ineffective, inept, and complicit GOP leadership? Arizona voters will find out Tuesday when Congress votes — until then, give them a call or a tweet and make your voice heard.

Rep. Gosar Contact info – (928) 445-1683/(202) 225-2315 | Gosar’s Twitter Account
Rep. Franks Contact info – (623) 776-7911/(202) 225-4576 | Franks’ Twitter Account
Rep. Schweikert Contact info – (480) 946-2411/(202) 225-2190 | Schweikert’s Twitter Account
Rep. Salmon Contact info – (202) 225-2635/(480) 699-8239 |Salmon’s Twitter Account

Note: the primary Hashtag on Twitter is #FireBoehner

I’m fairly confident that Speaker Boehner will retain his current position. Which, as much as I dislike him is a good thing, considering:

To help launch Tea Party Unity, Scarborough had a conference call with Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), who said he opposed gun control laws because it would be like limiting marriage partners, gay marriage or sex with animals (audio below), reports

“In fact, I had this discussion with some wonderful, caring Democrats earlier this week on the issue of, well, they said ‘Surely you could agree to limit the number of rounds in a magazine, couldn’t you? How would that be problematic,'” said Rep. Gohmert.

“And I pointed out, well, once you make it ten, then why would you draw the line at ten? What’s wrong with nine? Or eleven? And the problem is once you draw that limit, it’s kind of like marriage when you say it’s not a man and a woman any more, then why not have three men and one woman, or four women and one man, or why not somebody has a love for an animal?”

“There is no clear place to draw the line once you eliminate the traditional marriage and it’s the same once you start putting limits on what guns can be used, then it’s just really easy to have laws that make them all illegal,” concluded Rep. Gohmert.

I’m kind of in awe of the infinite levels of stupidity in that. But do call your Reps, AZ right wingers. If Gohmert should manage to pull it off, I and other liberal scribes will have an abundance of material for the next two years. Do it!

*This post is not from SA per se, but from an outfit called, whose

…focus is to call out bias and activism by the local media, monitor Arizona’s institutional left, hold Republicans accountable, and reclaim our rightful place in pop culture. It’s our primary mission to inform Arizonans with the Truth and amplify the voice of Arizona Citizen Journalists — all with a heavy dose of snark. We are factually correct and politically incorrect. #War

I’m just going to say that if you announce your intention to “monitor” anyone and also to “reclaim our rightful place in pop culture”, the likelihood that your “snark” lands the zingy punch you intend is not high. And I am not even someone who finds every conservative I meet to be a crashing, ass-clenching bore with frightening tendencies. Lighten up, guys!


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