Why is the Club for Growth attacking Paul Gosar?

| July 17 2012
Hannah Thoreson

The Club for Growth has made some questionable moves in Arizona lately.

First they made some aggressive moves against Ben Quayle in the sixth district primary, and now they are attacking Paul Gosar.

They have issued a press released titled “Paul Gosar Admits He Won’t Fight For The Constitution“, referring to him as ‘R.I.N.O.’ [Republican In Name Only] Paul Gosar and claiming that the Congressman is not a fiscal conservative.

The basis for these weighty statements and subsequent endorsement of his primary election opponent, Ron Gould, is a video made of Rep. Gosar attempting to explain the need for “a plan to get back” to the vision of the Constitution.  In the process of doing that, he made a remark that appears to have been taken wildly out of context by a group that wants to exert some influence.

Paul Gosar has written numerous columns for Western Free Press.  A sampling:  ”Businesses Create Jobs, Not the Government“,  ”The President’s Unconstitutional Power Grab“, “Liberty Hangs on Decision from Supreme Court in Obamacare Showdown” — the words of a RINO, apparently.

Or here!  From ‘Gosar Amendment to Cut $1,235,000 Passes House‘:  “We must get back to the place our founding fathers and our constitution meant for us to be, making appropriate cuts where we can.”  

There are times when it makes sense for incumbents to face a stiff primary challenge.  But Paul Gosar has demonstrated an obvious allegiance to core fiscal conservative principles, and he has an excellent record as a first-term Congressman to boot.

The Club for Growth has done a lot of good in the past, and they should shift their focus back to doing thing that will help to achieve their mission of reforming tax policy for a better economy.

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