Tired of war, gas prices, Covid spikes, and a lot of other Trump-induced fuckups that the GOP blames on Biden 24/7? Don’t worry, America, because a self-funded, millionaire U.S. Senate candidate from Arizona walks with the Lord, and he’s prepared to bring his Southwestern chunk of god-healing power to Washington, D.C. Hallelujah! How do I know? A blessed YouTube ad tells me so.
Former energy executive Jim Lamon isn’t well known outside of the Arizona GOP primary for the U.S. Senate. Republicans see the race against Democrat Mark Kelly as a possible pickup this year, and at least eight people are vying for the GOP candidacy. Lamon leads the pack in spending (mostly his money since his grassroots fundraising sucks), but he trails Arizona AG Mark Brnovich in the polls.
Phoenix New Times reporter Elias Weiss interviewed a number of Republican officials, pundits, and operatives, and couldn’t find one who did not find Lamon’s recent ad offensive, if not downright blasphemous—suggesting he is the savior for troubled times.
“He is a very arrogant man,” Darlene Packard, a straight-ticket Republican voter and devout Christian from Prescott, told Phoenix New Times. “If you live a life with Christian values, you don’t need to stand up there and say it. You show it.”
Lamon certainly doesn’t “show it” in his policies. Few will be surprised to learn that this theocratic goober is anti-immigrant, anti-choice, anti-environmental regulations, anti-government healthcare, anti-fair tax policies, anti-public schools, anti-gun reform, and anti-just about everything else that serves people who are not millionaires.
All of the comments in the New Times article, most from self-identified evangelical Republicans, strike a chord similar to the quote above. I took a peek at the YouTube comments as well—same thing, only some are not so nice. Lamon’s campaign manager said the feedback they’ve received on the ad “overall was very positive.” Perhaps he talked to Lamon’s family because he sure as heck didn’t hear that from the GOP mainstream.
Imagine a candidate urging voters to put their trust in Allah, or an ad that features a Menorah planted in Arizona’s desert. Lamon must think he knows his base but he clearly doesn’t, and this isn’t the first time he’s stepped in it. A previous ad, intended to secure the gun-hugger vote, showed him shooting Mark Kelly with a revolver. The Senator of course is the husband of former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, who was shot in the head in 2011. Stay classy there, Lamon.
He’s also been a cheerleader for Arizona’s Stop the Steal garbage. Truth is, all of the primary candidates try to out-do one another on the “election fraud” BS; it’s verboten to even question Trump on his claim that the election was stolen. Lamont took credit for pressuring Senate President Karen Fann into pursuing the “forensic audit” of the 2020 election, and he even paid for security at that boondoggle, which cost millions and only proved Biden won Arizona by even more votes.
Lamon also did the very Christlike thing of signing the fake certification of the 2020 election that Republicans sent to Congress. On Jan. 6, 2021, Chief Arizona assface Rep. Paul Gosar was in the process of objecting to the real certification in order to introduce the bogus electors’ POS, when the House floor was cleared, as insurrectionists stormed the Capitol.
Similar to the lawsuit brought against Marjorie Taylor Greene, which seeks to remove her from the 2022 ballot for violating the Insurrectionist Disqualification Clause of the U.S. Constitution, Gosar and two other Arizona officials are also targets for their obvious attempts to interrupt the transfer of powers. Fake elector Jim Lamon should be named in the lawsuit as well, regardless of the friends he claims to have in high places.