Wes Gullett Supporter, Tea Party Wackjob Wes Harris Calls for President Obama's Hanging

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Harris' sick fantasies on full display...

I am forever amazed that otherwise seemingly sane politicians seek and accept the endorsement of the grab bag of certifiable nuts, conspiracy theorists, and bigots that make up the Tea Party. Though I know I shouldn't be.

After all, politicians are shameless and at one time in American history, the Ku Klux Klan fielded candidates and was considered to be as respectable an institution as the YMCA. 

So the fact that in our day, Republican politicos are willing to get all chummy with the kooky fringe probably should raise no eyebrows. Still, the TP types keep pushing the envelope of what's acceptable.

Take, for example, the walking PayDay bar that is Wes Harris, proud progenitor of the Original North Phoenix Tea Party, conspiracy monger, supporter of Phoenix mayoral hopeful Wes Gullett, and hater of all things Obama. 

Harris' paranoid Facebook postings combine frequent Muslim-bashing and salvos leveled at the United Nations with delusional swipes at hoary wingnut bugbears such as the Council on Foreign Relations, the Bilderbergers, and the Trilateral Commission. 

He warns of the coming "world Caliphate" and makes ominous references to the U.N.'s Agenda 21, a program for sustainable development that the tin foil hatters believe is a blueprint for One World Government. 

Harris highly recommends Invisible Empire, a conspiracy-laden video from Jason Bermas, one of the filmmakers behind the 9/11-denial flick Loose Change and a one-time contributor to radio loon Alex Jones' multi-media circus.

One verbal shot at President Barack Obama verges on the homicidal. Ranting about the federal government's controversial loan to failed solar power company Solyndra, Harris envisions his own preferred method of punishment for the President.

"If Obama and his coneys [sic] do not swing from the highest `Yard arm,' there is something gravely wrong with the system," he offered, while linking to an article online at nationalreview.com.

I think Harris means "cronies," here. In any case, Harris' post earns enthusiasm from fellow Facebooker Brett Bacon, who writes, "Wow! String 'em up!"

Such violent fantasies are commonplace in the Tea Party. I recall a 2009 Tea Bagger fest where one angry white man threatened President Obama's life in front of me, saying he wanted to "kill" him because he was a domestic "enemy."

Normally, Harris' daydreams of puttin' the rope to the Prez wouldn't be worth my time, but Harris has earned a measure of local notoriety from his involvement in mayoral politics, first by backing Tea Party candidate Jennifer Wright, then switching over to Republican-lobbyist-turned-candidate Wes Gullett

After the initial election leaving Gullett and Democrat Greg Stanton standing, Harris wrote:

"Good news and bad news. First the good news (from my perspective)...we have a non city council member running in the runoff for Mayor...Wes Gullett. He is not a perfect candidate but he is light years ahead of that arrogant, self serving liberal lawyer Greg Stanton and, with our support, Wes Gullett will be the next mayor."

Keep dreamin', bub. Gullett's more likely to be picked prom queen for one of his daughters' schools than elected mayor. 

Previously, Harris had labeled Stanton "the real enemy of the citizens of Phoenix." His pronouncements have garnered him press in both New Times and the Arizona Republic, mainly because Gullett has assiduously sought Tea Party support.

Which is more bizarre, a longtime McCain-backer like Gullett courting the Tea Party wackadoodles or Tea Party members lining up behind a fat cat lobbyist like Gullett? 

Remember, Senator John McCain, Gullett's ex-boss, famously referred to Tea Party types as "hobbits" on the floor of the U.S. Senate, quoting from a blistering Wall Street Journal editorial.

But hypocrisy and politics go together like beer and pizza, and in this no one is immune, certainly not the Tea Baggers.

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Ssn
Ssn

Well, I do have to say, don't go overseas with Obama in office. Ya never know who might be a terrorist or who he might kill these days. Apparently, Obama is using the Constitution to wipe his ass.

Tonygoprano
Tonygoprano

Much more on Wes Harris to come Stephen!  Stay Tuned!

Ronski1369
Ronski1369

You liberal douche bags are such idiots. The Tea Party can't help that a few of there members feel that violence is the answer. It's okay for the Black Panthers to stand in front of polling place telling people how to vote, while being armed. Again, douche bags.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

The old "they did it so why shouldn't we do it" defense eh? Didn't work at Nuremberg, won't work here.

If the REA-TARDIES are so hot to see a president hang, just drop the Shrub off at the Hague. You probably won't have to wait long.

Hock
Hock

Batshit crazy...amazing.

Nordine Crub
Nordine Crub

Last year Harris' hand picked candidate for the Legislature in my Scottsdale district was Michelle Ugenty. He and political consultant, Constanine Querard plucked a nobody out of the air a d slid herunder the radar to get her through a crowded primary of quality business men and women. Dangerous. Gullet should keep his distance. Nordine Crub

Barbara Espinosa
Barbara Espinosa

I don't think Wes Gullett sought Wes Harris's support. Harriss first went for Claude Mattox, Then switched to Wes Gullett, then dumped Gullett for Jennifer Wright then went back to Gullett after he won the primary.. Don't blame Gullett for the antics of Wes Harris. They Wes harris's alone.

Bnbk
Bnbk

Lobby Boy Gullet's silence speaks volumes. In this day & age of instant media, why doesn't the Hobbit Lobbyist release a statement disavowing Wes Harris's idiotic comment ?

'14
'14

Because he is a small time operative that doesn't even have that much swing in the TEA Party anymore.  I have never seen someone gain such widespread disrespect among Tea Party members so quickly.  He isn't invited to a lot of things...

Bnbk
Bnbk

All the more reason for the Hobbit Lobbyist to distance himself from this nut case.

Njx2895
Njx2895

Did anyone mention that Harris is a convicted felon in Arizona, having assaulted someone, done a bit a time then out on parole, something involving a weapon?  Look it up in the Maricopa County court records.

Steve Muratore
Steve Muratore

Last month, I asked Harris about those issues. He acknowledged having been convicted and having served time for aggravated assault with a firearm. He claimed there were extenuating circumstances...

Seedy Ward
Seedy Ward

I want to hear more about Obama's coneys.

Mistalee
Mistalee

Obama's swinging coneys, to be precise.

Rick
Rick

A Coney is a rabbit.  I wonder what Wes Gullet has against rabbits?  Why does he want to hang them?  Is he an animal torturer?  Coney is also a Middle English term for the vagina area.  Does Mr. Gullet have abnormal sexually perverted ideas about the First Lady and the Obama daughters?  Should the Secret Service be notified of this threat to the Obama family?

John Meyer
John Meyer

Wow, a TPer threatening to lynch an African American.  Hold on a minute while I get my shocked face on.

Vblais1
Vblais1

TP idiots sure like to throw that term "enemy" around.  This is exactly why someonelike talentless Williams Jr should be shunned for his Obama and Biden are the enemycomment.  Fire him ESPN.  

Disgusted Phoenix Resident
Disgusted Phoenix Resident

My husband and I had the (mis)fortune of meeing Wes Gullett quite by accident. He was leaving a coffee shop in North Phoenix just as we were going in. Color me unimpressed: he had a damp and clammy handshake and was wearing enough cologne to drown a man. He introduced himself to us but then quickly said goodbye and walked away; apparently he's a bit uncomfortable dealing with us regular, working-class folk who don't have any money to donate to his campaign thanks to Phoenix's weak and shitty economy (as opposed to the well-manicured, Armani-clad, Scottsdale-dwelling lobbyist crowd he's used to rubbing elbows with.) And yes, he does bear an unfortunate resemblance to a Hobbit (or maybe Gollum.) Was not inclined to vote for him before, even less inclined now.  

Truth to Power
Truth to Power

Another reason to vote against Gullett.

Why do the they do allow themselves to be tied to these lunatics? It's like psychotics with Tourette's Syndrome: they simply can't stop themselves. 

mbsanchez
mbsanchez

not to worry, Lemons douchebag camerman will "take him out" he just loves threatening everyone with that line!

Robert Hernandez McDonald Jr.
Robert Hernandez McDonald Jr.

Like I said in a previous post you dont know dick. Loser.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Cheer up mb, just because yiou "Don't Know Dick" all is not lost, May I suggest you ask the MCSO for some tutoring because they are obviously experts when it comes to "DICK"

Bnbk
Bnbk

Back again eh Mush Brain Sanchez ?

Guest
Guest

non sequitur alert

Stacy
Stacy

What a whack job

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