Terri Proud, Tea Party Princess, Chickens Out of LD 9 Run

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Proud, to be a wackjob, that is...

Just when I thought it couldn't get any better than screw-loose GOP state Senator Sylvia Allen suddenly finding the Navajo County Board of Supervisors a more attractive sphere of influence than the lege's upper house, along comes this beautiful news from a recent edition of the Capitol Times' Yellow Sheet.

Dam up the tear ducts, folks: One-term Republican state House Representative Terri Proud, moonhowler extraordinaire, will not be seeking reelection in newly-drawn Legislative District 9, according to the YS.

Yep, seems the Tucson loony toon's belly turned the color of a ripe banana at the thought of running in a district where the Democrats have a registration advantage, unlike LD 26, which she currently represents. So she's taking a powder to go work on GOPer Jerry Weiers campaign for mayor of Glendale.

"I'm sad about [leaving], because I really love what I do," this dangerously dim bulb told the YS. "I love being able to make a difference in people's lives."

Part of making a difference in people's lives for the Tea Party tool has been spewing false and often hateful statements.

The most recent example of the latter was her crazed reaction to a constituent's e-mail urging her to vote no on House Bill 2036, the now-law that bans abortions in Sand Land after 20 weeks.

"Personally I'd like to make a law that mandates a woman watch an abortion being performed prior to having a `surgical procedure,'" Proud wrote to the woman, later adding, "Until the dead child can tell me that she/he does not feel any pain - I have no intentions of clearing the conscience of the living - I will be voting YES."

Sounds like this political freak-of-nature's fishing for a date with spirit-channeler John Edward.

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Anon
Anon

Stephen, Great investigative journalism, keeping the public informed. Where do you find these people?

Chad Snow
Chad Snow

Will be interesting to see how the kooky Tea Baggers like Steve Smith and Carl Seel do without Querrard being able to manipulate their Clean Elections matching funds. Who's gonna give these loons money for a campaign?

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

YAY!!! Yet another corrupt Republican smartly not running for public office...

Jesus, this is sweet... All we need now is to see squadrons of black SUV's and a fleet of FBI agents at the Wells Fargo building escorting the MCSO shurf out while reading him his Miranda rights...

Sophie Tesch
Sophie Tesch

What is it with Tea Party chicks and that Stepford Wife deer-in-the-headlights look they all have in their eyes? It's eerie. 

Edekit
Edekit

More evidence that ALL politics is local, and most politicians are loco -- at least the ones exposed to the Arizona Sun with phoney cowboy hats.

Wwharris
Wwharris

This is a hateful and unwarranted condescending attack on a very good legislator.  I find it disgusting, to say the least.  There is never a justification for using condescending verbiage when writing an article of this type. Just because you do not agree with her political position is no excuse to be hateful.  Remember what Thomas Paine said...please.

TeaKuntSlayer
TeaKuntSlayer

We will see many of these radical right wing fanatics go away like Proud or change their tuff guy pose like Martin Rubio on immigration. Even despotic ALEC is eliminating its social issues agenda that helped create and promote AZ1070 hate law and Florida's stand your ground law. None of them useless evil doers would be missed.

Good bye tealaban kunt! 

ZachHenry
ZachHenry

I'm pro choice, but I see very few reasonable reasons outside of serious risks to the mother's health to have an abortion after 5 months.  The new law really doesn't register as a reproductive rights issue to me.

Royalphoenix2
Royalphoenix2

She is just another example of taking the candy, and making the citizens get in the car. Az state legislature is full of these type of people. peace

Saracat
Saracat

The damage this twit has contributed to concerning  women's healthcare and equal rights can never be forgotten. Proud needs to be added to a wall of shame dedicated to those that would allow women to die in order to support their personal ideology, which they use purely for political motives. Terri Proud is an emabrrassment to all intelligent women everywhere.

Wanumba
Wanumba

She's a fraud and a liar.  If she truly believed that fetus' were the same as newborns then there is no way she would remain in America.

If you or I lived in a country that allowed infanticide, we'd either revolt or we would leave. No way would we tolerate the "slaughter" of 3-day-olds, even if the law allowed it.

What possible argument would someone have for living in a country they believed killed its children? What - she wanted to leave, but enjoys the dry heat more than she deplores "dead children?" Perhaps a few million dead "souls" are easier to deal with than learning a new language?

Anyone who says they consider a fetus the same as a newborn is either a liar or a ghoul. You and I would never live in a country that allowed infanticide, so why do they? 

Phoenix Justice
Phoenix Justice

As much as we might want to celebrate State Representatives decision not to seek reelection, we can't forget all of the damage she has already done to Arizona in only one term.  In fact, we can't forget the damage any of the Republicans in our legislature have done.  It is damage that will be almost impossible to reverse (especially since it takes a super-majority in both Houses to raise taxes).

callmelefty
callmelefty

And I am sure she thought she could have won.

gregg r
gregg r

another chicken shit  ho who is a afraid of the wrath.   Just like her loony sister , she chose to run.  where do the republicans get these cowards.   i bet your mama ais proud of you , fool

david saint
david saint

Id like to say something to Proud what someone left as a comment in an AZ central op article...which was along the lines of "why is it that the GOP is so protective of kids before they are born..yet when they are pooped out their philosophy is every man, woman, and child for themselves?" Ie Kidscare, which has been collectively ignored by the local GOP..whats the point of caring about a fetus, if you dont care about the child as it grows up!?! ugh, AZ GOP, mentally challenged on several levels. 

AnotherMesaVoter
AnotherMesaVoter

It's great to see some of them jumping ship before we have to vote them out. Others still live in their own bubble that we're going to have to pop at the polls. Vote 2012!

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

Apparently you are as delusional as Candy Andy and the Miscreants.

Proud is a freakin' criminal. It's good to see her leave the state Capitol.

Bye-Bye Proud!! Don't let the door hit you on the ass on the way out. 

Bnbk
Bnbk

To HELL with Proud & all of  her Tea Bagger extremist, hypocrite buddies. "very good legistlator"---- HA !  What I find disgusting is that some one would actually think this crack pot legistlator was worth a SH-T !

Marcy
Marcy

OK, here are some things Thomas Paine said:

All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.

Of all the tyrannies that affect mankind, tyranny in religion is the worst.

and this one which seems to fit Terry and many of her  fellow Arizona GOP members:
There are two distinct classes of what are called thoughts: those that we produce in ourselves by reflection and the act of thinking and those that bolt into the mind of their own accord.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

 How did you do when taking the 5th grade AIMS test this week?  You seem cranky!

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

Actually it's more like 7 out, many more to go...

>>Babeu's pretty much out.

>>The MCSO shurf is about to go down.

>>Pearce fell.

>>Bundgaard resigned.

>>Sylvia Allen grew a pair of brain cells.

>>Candy Andy and the Miscreants were disbarred and suspended. 

>>Now Terry Proud.

Susurro Perforado
Susurro Perforado

It has been a good year.  Pearce/Arpaio/Thomas = axis of evil.

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

 And Peggy Judd from Willcox - just as bad as the others without getting the media coverage - is also calling it quits after one term.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

 ["Sylvia Allen grew a pair of brain cells.']

You're giving her far too much credit. Just wait until we find out why she really isn't going to run.

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

Yes indeed I'm giving Allen too much credit. But the less loonies in the Legislature we have, the better chances we have of restoring sanity to this hopelessly corrupt state. 

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