Gosar Has Changed

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Editor:

Listening to him speaking passionately and relentlessly for nearly two hours at the Tea Party meeting on July 3 has given me a new perspective on Gosar.

He is not a “right winger.” He has morphed into irrational fanaticism.

Starting with a condemnation of the Benghazi incident as his first blast against President Obama, he described minute details of numerous events, each in order to condemn President Obama, and each cited as reasons that Gosar is so passionately determined to lead the charge of impeaching the president.

He was particularly ferocious against Attorney General Eric Holder whom he accused of actively working against the rule of law. Taking numerous incidents out of context in order to frame them as acts against the Constitution, he repeatedly assailed Holder for “betraying the American people.” He promised to lead an unrelenting campaign to have the attorney general removed from office, at any cost and “however long it takes.”

He insisted that immigration will not be addressed by the House of Representatives until the border is entirely secure, as if that could really happen. 

He made it abundantly clear that he and a small band of like-minded congressmen will stop comprehensive immigration reform from happening. He condemned as unconstitutional the bi-partisan Senate immigration bill.

Gosar particularly objected to the granting of citizenship to immigrants who put their lives at risk for the country and then honorably complete military service.

He announced that this fall he will mount a virtual “take no prisoners” approach in attacking both the president and Holder, even, he defiantly asserted, if it causes the IRS to come after him or Homeland Security to appear at his office brandishing weapons.

Defiant of Speaker John Boehner’s leadership, he again demonstrated his “my way or the highway” approach to politics by declaring, quote, “If Speaker Boehner does what Paul Gosar wants, he will be speaker again.”

One can easily challenge Gosar’s positions. But that is no longer the issue. What has disappeared in Gosar’s rantings is any effort aimed at the resolution of complex problems.

His relentless and passionate flood of baseless accusations demonstrates that he is not interested in solving problems. His only aim is to obstruct anything and everything proposed by the president.

I regret that Gosar’s militant passion and vituperative tirades have replaced dialogue, rationality, and a desire to solve the country’s problems.

What is clear now is that he has abandoned reason and has entered the domain of fanaticism and irrationality. Such a posture does not serve democracy. Nor does it represent the voters in Rim Country. It is a political loss for all of us.

Raymond Spatti

Comments

don evans 4 months, 3 weeks ago

My opinion, it's people who think like you that is the problem. Perfectly willing to spend other peoples money so as to please the sheep herder in charge of what's become a bureaucratic nightmare, and an obvious effort at major social engineering. Gosar is a breath of fresh air. No doubts on where he stands. The dunce in the White House is governing from under his desk. How many of his scandals are in play now, I've lost count. Holder, a sycophant lap dog that only does what he is told or that furthers the messiahs socialistic agenda.

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Donald Cline 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Nah. the dunce infesting our White House isn't governing from under his desk. He's governing with his feet up on the People's desk, which was carved from the timbers of the HMS Resolute. He should be keelhauled.

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Rex Hinshaw 4 months, 3 weeks ago

First I would like to thank the Tea Party group for being fair and understanding by not kicking your liberal butt out of their meeting. Secondly I would like to thank you for going into such detail on what Mr. Gosar spoke about. I now know who I can confidently support.

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Donald Cline 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Oh, Raymond. Smarting from the spanking you just got from Representative Brenda Barton, you just can't resist putting your self in the crosshairs again, can you? Are you a masochist? Although I have to admit, I had to read all the way down to "One can easily challenge Gosar's position" before I figured out, to my astonishment, that you were objecting to the perfectly appropriate things Gosar is doing that you were listing. But of course you didn't challenge Gosar's position, and it appears you are incapable of doing so. That's okay, Raymond. It is really difficult to challenge someone who knows what they are doing, when you don't know what you are doing.

The real problem you have, Raymond, is that the "complex problems" are created by your lord and Messiah, the Big O, and he is creating them by breaking every rule that governs his office and his position in it. He is supported in that criminal activity by 46 members of the U.S. Senate who might rightfully called the "Marxist Mafia," and more than a few covert Republican members who used to be called Republicans In Name Only (RINO) but who, having been recognized for what they truly are, have now rebranded themselves as "NeoCons" in hopes of pulling the red wool over the eyes of the people. Didn't work, and Rep. Gosar is on a rightful mission to require them, and your lord and master, to obey the rules in hopes of preventing the destruction of the first, only, and possibly the last nation on earth founded upon principles of liberty. Of course, you wouldn't know anything about that; you haven't the slightest understanding of what this nation is about.

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H. Wm. Rhea III 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Raymond Spatti wrote: "I regret that Gosar’s militant passion and vituperative tirades have replaced dialogue, rationality, and a desire to solve the country’s problems.

Raymond, did you dig into the dictionary to find vituperative or what?

Maybe many of us are supportive of Gosar because we actually agree that the President is out of control. But then you must think most of us are vituperative in our opinion of the President - after all, he's ruining America, so why can't we be bitter and abusive toward him? He's certainly that way towards us.

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Mel Mevis 4 months, 3 weeks ago

And the internet bullies speak. If you don't believe exactly as they do you are verbally pummeled, ridiculed and values questioned. Wm., Don & don, rex

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Donald Cline 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Well, Mel, if disagreeing with a phalanx of deceptive far-left apparatchiks means we are internet bullies, make the most of it. We never apologize for speaking the truth and trying to preserve the first nation on the planet to be founded upon principles of personal liberty and responsibility.

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Mel Mevis 4 months, 3 weeks ago

When your facts do not fit you resort to name calling and labeling people with derogatory remarks. Such as calling some one a Communist, Fascist or Marxist. Just because someone disagrees with you or your interpenetration of facts does not mean they are any less a Patriot or American than you.

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Ted Paulk 4 months, 2 weeks ago

"Never apologize for speaking the truth"???!! Are you kidding me? You four horsemen of the stable floor can only rail against the Prez and gang up on anyone who dares speak against the KKK of the 21st Century that gather every Thursday at Tiny's. Enjoy President Clinton in 2016...

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Rex Hinshaw 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Mel, I don't believe I called him names....unless you mean my using the term "liberal" when referring to his butt. Now that I think about it.....that is an insult to butts everywhere....I apologise.

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Robbin Flowers 4 months, 2 weeks ago

What is Gosar doing for this area, attacking Obama is a waste of time, remember it is not just him but an entire administration of people both inside and outside the USA. How is Gosar actually helping Gila County? Do we have different forest fire management? Seems like he is just another person running off at the mouth while getting a pay check for doing nothing but talk, talk, talking. Do we have more jobs? Do we have better infrastructure? Have wages improved? Have the quality of the schools improved? Are there still Christians running around ripping off the school district and the tax payers? His office didn't respond when they could have intervened in the grand Payson theft, meaning he supports this kind of behavior. Now the poorest residence in Gila county got their water bills raised 50% without any improvement in service! What a guy. WHAT IS HE ACTUALLY DOING? Trying to impeach the president is a absolute joke and a waste of tax payer money for the attorneys and legislators, it can't be done, just use Clinton as the example. How about working for the people of Gila country directly and serving us, instead of running around like a enthusiastic evil spirit spinning its followers away from the real issue for Gosar - The betterment of Gila County. I have seen nothing but harm come to Gila since he gained office.

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Rex Hinshaw 4 months, 2 weeks ago

BREAKING NEWS....Gosar ignores Christians running around Payson....ripping off taxpayers! Local resident , Robbin Flowers , recommends guards be posted at the doors to school board meetings to check the religious affiliations of those entering.

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