Paul Babeu Falsely Claims He's Always Been Pro-Life in Latest Campaign Video, Old News Articles Detail Flip-Flop on Issue

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Paul Babeu.

Political spin is one thing.

Politicians do it all the time -- the classic distorting the truth beyond recognition so long as there is some nugget of truth that remains.

Paul Babeu, who is running for a seat in Arizona's Fourth Congressional District, isn't wasting time on that anymore.

In his latest campaign video, "What the voters are saying," -- a collection of his political allies or PCSO employees -- Babaeu's former campaign manager opens with a pretty bold untruth.

"Paul's always been pro-life. I like that," says Cheryl Chase, who ran Babeu's campaign for sheriff and works as the community outreach director for the sheriff's office.

Always been pro-life?

It's a message that a toothy Babeu approves. He says so on the video.

But, we're going to have to go with "false" on that one.

(Video after the jump.)

Rewind to October 1996, when Babeu was running for a seat in the Massachusetts Senate.

A short news piece about Babeu and his stance on abortion appeared on publiceye.org.

In 1988, Babeau, at 19, was an antiabortion crusading North Adams city councilman who worked with Americans for Robertson. Today, Babeau says he is pro-choice. "At the time Pat Robertson called me," Babeau said. "He definitely flattered me and impressed me, as the youngest elected official in this state. I met him a couple of times in New Hampshire and that was the extent of my involvement in the campaign." "I've gone from more conservative to more moderate, a Massachusetts Republican," Babeau said.


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Babeu
Babeu

Paul, you are such a liar about blaming Governor Jane Swift for losing against Barrett. People were finding out that you were financially irresponsible. You were not paying your bills. Such as your taxes on the houses that were in your name, or your utility bills. It all came out in the local papers. Daddy again, bought houses for Shaun and you, and co-signed the loans. But, you too never made the payments on the mortgages, and since daddy name was on it, he tried to keep up, but he ended up having bad credit because of Shaun and you. If you cannot take care of your own bills, how could you ever be a Mayor. So, when you ran off to AZ, daddy took Mom's credit cards, and we all know she has Alzheimers, andyou took all the cash off of them. Shaun and you Paul bought all your houses and cars with them and never paid daddy back like you were suppose too. Look it up, image, mom's name in bankruptcy. And you have no shame Paul.

Do not blame Governor Jane Swift for losing, it is all your fault. You are doing the same thing as Sheriff. You have not changed your pattern. You are so perdictable. And yes you have changed your stance on pro-life. This picture you have on here must have been picked by Chase, it is the worst picture I. You are not a gay person Paul, you are a molester of the young males. If you are going to take pictures in your underwear, at least get some better looking one's. Don't take Chase advise. She sure makes you look terrible. The fact that you lie about your age on gay websites, proves to everyone that you are just a perverted liar. You have no one to blame but yourself when you lost all the races against Barrett. You just hate women, and Governor Jane is just another scagegoat like me. You will never stop being corrupt Paul. But, just remember, I will never stop either, telling the truth, about who you really are! Lucy Babeu

gregg r
gregg r

i would not doybt if hes out in gay bars with his friends.   what a tool

Ddesertdawg
Ddesertdawg

Stick a fork in Baboo(prefer a 7" one) and close the closet door and lock it.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

I think most politicians use other incumbent politicians in their campaign photos or videos. In this case he might have used Mrs. Brewer or others of such ilk. However, it's not likely Mrs. Brewer or others want to be associated with his campaign and it's not likely Sen. McCain is going to want to ever be, "one of us", with Babeu again. Now that Babeu has openly crossed the danged fence, anyway.

His usage of employees, quite honestly, is disgusting. I will guess that many, if not all, of these employees "owe" him for their positions with Pinal County in one way or another.

I have the feeling he is the kind of guy who, while looking directly at you, is trying to figure out how he can screw you, literally or figuratively.

I think Mr. Babeu needs to be retired and returned to Massachusetts, along with OSB from MCSO.

"Beans and Wienies" would take on a whole new meaning.

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

Politically dead and doesn't know it.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Mike, I will disagree. I think Babeu fully knows and understands his political life in Arizona is dead. His personality is such that he fully thinks he can keep voters from thinking it, in spite of his very dismal political history in Massachusetts. His personality is such that he thinks he is so much brighter than the rest of the folks out there that everyone is blinded by his intellect, or perhaps the sun reflecting off his chrome dome.

I hear a sheep rancher in Montana is looking for a herder who likes the cute ones.

TellTheTruth
TellTheTruth

Don't start that rumoe or Paul will have to pull out his personalized plate he has: "BAB EWE."

 

Arco
Arco

"[former Boston Lieutenant Governor Jane] Swift"

Boston doesn't have a Lieutenant Governor. Massachusetts has one. Jane Swift was Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts in 2000 not Boston.

NorthAdamsRemembers
NorthAdamsRemembers

Ms. Alonzo was merely quoting an earlier article in "Boston Phoenix."  Blame them.

Also from North Adams, Ms. Swift went on to serve as MA governor.

Paul Babeu? The little kid in North Adams that had Pat Robertson's photo framed and on his desk for years? Not quite so successful. He did manage to serve - french fries while he worked at the McDonald's in North Adams. That might be where he got that "customer service" smile he is shown with in the new ad.

Arco
Arco

The part in brackets was put in for clarity by the New Times. That is how you add information to a quote while indicating that it was not part of the original quote. So I blame the New Times. Plus, nobody from the Boston Phoenix would make an error that dumb.

Ron
Ron

Babeu tells his marks in AZ that the reason he left MA is that a Republican couldn't catch an even break there.  He's lying.

First, as Alonzo shows, for most of his career there he was a liberal Republican -- a "more moderate, a Massachusetts Republican."  Second, Swift was only 4 years older than him, grew up in the same small town, a few blocks away, drank the same water & went to the same schools.  And even though she had the same supposedly insuperable disability of being a Republican, she was successful, sitting in the Governor's chair at the time of his ignominious final defeat & flight to AZ.  (He hated her & for years waged a lame, one-sided vendetta against her -- among many others.)Third, Swift wasn't a fluke.  Despite MA's Democratic reputation, it had a Republican Governor for most of Babeu's life there:  Francis Stewart, Wm. Weld, Paul Cellucci, Swift.  Romney came after he fled to AZ.Fourth, western MA isn't Cambridge.  It's historically been an area of Republican strength, & for most of of Babeu's life there, it was represented in the US House by a Republican from down the road, Silvio Conte.  

Fifth, the better voters knew Babeu, the worse he performed.  He got fewer votes in 2001 than in 1997, & not because hometown voters suddenly became more anti-Republican.  He's following the same trajectory in AZ:  a strong start followed by a prolonged, humiliating decline.

Sixth, other Republicans disliked him as much as Democrats, & had more reason to.  If anything, they borne the brunt of his proclivities for betrayal, viciousness, idiot-cunning & deceit more than Democrats did.  It was a Republican who gave him his nickname, the Prince of Darkness.  (Gosar would've been well-served to make a few calls to Berkshire Co.)  Making yourself hateful to your own party is bad politics, but he couldn't help it.  It's his nature.

Babeu fled MA because the people who knew him best refused to give him power & office.  They repudiated him not because of a party label -- does anyone doubt that if that had been it, he would've just changed parties? --, but precisely because they knew him.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

 Seventh, Babeu 'resigned' from the National Guard under duress, possibly facing serious charges.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Jose says, "Paul, you have the whitest teeth I've ever come across"...

Is that really a picture of the person anyone might want as sheriff, much less a congressman?

I rather imagine Sen. McCain cringes when he sees pictures like this...

Eleanor Holguin
Eleanor Holguin

Tommy, let me correct your sentence.....

"Paul, you have the whitest teeth I've ever cum across."

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

 Gives the term "headmaster" an entirely new meaning.

Eleanor Holguin
Eleanor Holguin

No, I'm thinking for Paul it always had that meeting that is why he wanted to be at Desisto.

narizona
narizona

Hey pervert baboon your not going to win anything but maybe a new closet to hide in !

Just
Just

He won't go back in the closet, making too much money.

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

Monica, does the aunt you publically smeared still not speak to you?

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

What does your post have to do with the Babbling Bald Idiot's flip-flop on issues central to the voters and his campaign? 

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

nothing.  What difference does it make?  

I guess if I made up stupid names for everyone; called them corrupt, evil, criminal or senile and then fabricated stories about how I was victimized by the flavor of the day; we'd see eye to eye.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

 His address is

deputydingleberry@imayahoo.mcso

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

 You mean like the "stupid name" you post under?

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

I have read more than enough of your prose and don't care to read a regurgitation of what you've gleaned from the Internet, placed in a personal spin and sent to the DoJ. If the information had any value to it you'd certainly have already shared it with everyone here.

I am not 'claiming' anything regarding ms Alonso. I you knew anything about her, you'd already be privy to her rise to fame. Ask her, she's not bashful about it.

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

You're smearing the author of the article by claiming she publically smeared her aunt.

And yes YPS, the majority of the politicians in this state, including the MCSO shurf, are evil, corrupt, criminal and senile. It's a proven fact. I guess when I call those people names, I'm just stating the facts.

Oh, and I did not fabricate anything. Send me an e-mail with your address and I will send you a copy of my letter to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Arizona if you really think I'm making shit up. I'll be waiting to hear from you. 

slippery mike
slippery mike

is he a top,or a bottom...............only his hair dresser knows for sure!!

Just
Just

Big old loud bottom would be my bet, although, with those big old false choppers, his bragging about what he can do all night is scary!

Just
Just

The way its going with the two numnuts he's running against, I don't think any of his lies will matter, he's still raking in more money, and, is still quite popular it seems, he even won the straw poll last week in Prescott. And, now has a gay GOP group getting money for him, amazing at how some voters are, even in this state.

He really is made of teflon, and Gould the tough guy seems to be treading lightly with him and Gosar seems scared or in love with him and that smile that is creepy, ugh.

Ron
Ron

More confident messaging from the Führerbunker.  I doubt Chase actually enjoys looking into the camera and lying, but she did it, and that's all that counts.  Like Babeu’s other henchpeople, she must figure she's in so deep now that she's got no choice but to say and do whatever she's asked.

Eleanor Holguin
Eleanor Holguin

What a doofy looking picture.

AZ FAIL
AZ FAIL

I'm gonna have nightmares for weeks from that picture. Talk about a shit-eating grin....

Babeau is sub-human slime. What is it about this state that we attract not the best and brightest from other states, but subhuman losers and freaks like Arpaio and Babeau instead? And what does it say about the voters of AZ that they elect scum like this to office? Come on, people, don't you do your homework? Don't you THINK? Or are you just so lazy, stupid and distracted that you just buy by whatever bullshit the candidates (and their parties) sprew forth ? I do not live in Pinal County but one look at this man's bio when he first came into office was enough to make me nervous...he's been a cop for all of three years, and he thinks he's qualified to be sherrif? And prior to being a cop, he served as the "headmaster" of a boy's school...a very bizarre and controversial school, it turns out...and then up and decides to quit and become a cop? And that doesn't set off alarm bells, even in an era of numerous scandals involving the sexual abuse of students? Where was the New Times when Babeau was first running for office? If just one reporter had bothered to Google "DeSisto School," there's a good chance this man would never have been elected Sherrif in the first place, much less be running for congress.

Come on, Babeau, what is your real agenda? You've been pro-life, pro-choice, and pro-life again. You harped constantly on the issue of illegal immigration, border security and the need to "build the dang fence," even as your own lover was a Mexican man of highly questionable legal status. Can you say "hypocrite?" And speaking of your lovers...how come you never admitted publically to being gay, Babeau? Are you ashamed of who you are? Or are you just a craven political animal who knew that you didn't have a snowball's chance in a Phoenix summer of getting elected in uber-conservative Pinal County if you publically acknowledged being a gay man? My bet is on the latter. Of course if you were honest about who you were, you might also have to settle down and have a normal, stable relationship with a man, maybe even *gasp* get married--you know, family values and all that GOP tripe--and that would mean no more trolling for ass on gay hookup sites like Adam4Adam, and confirming the worst stereotypes people have about gay men. Come on, Babeau, you honestly thought that would never get out? Welcome to the internet age, baby, there's no privacy left anymore. If you don't want people knowing your business, don't do anything on the internet (good luck with that), much less post compromising pictures of yourself. I'm all for gay rights, but if you are gay, own it and stop portraying yourself as a whiny victim.

Like all too many politicians these days, I suspect Babeau's real motivation is not the betterment of the country, but the enrichment of himself. Growing up in a family of nine kids, he was probably poor as hell and did without. With our system awash in dirty money from lobbyists, superPACs and others, no doubt Babeau is looking to cash in. Surely he has seen the stats that show even the poorest politicians (if you can count six-figure incomes as "poor") are millionaires many times over by the time they leave office, and he wants to cash in. Representing the people of his district? Yeah, right. Babeau, like the rest of the subhuman slime, represents the lobbyists and special interests who keep his wallet fat.

Babeau doesn't deserve a seat in congress, but neither do the others running against him. If they, and the rest of their ilk, are representative of the majority of voters in this state, then AZ is largely composed of garbage. No wonder we're so fucked up.

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

The Babbling Bald Idiot is not going to win election for CD4.

He flip-flops faster than a burger flipper at Burger King flips the burgers. He really learned well from Mitt Romney.

Now, if the feds move in on this fool and close him down with some criminal indictments and perp-walks, life will be good. I wonder what Babeu's good buddy the MCSO shurf has to say about this?

Boz
Boz

He's not only toothy, but eary as well.

Church Lady
Church Lady

Paul "I will suck you as much needed" Babeu.  I wish his latest video addressed this issue. 

Stacy
Stacy

He just keeps digging himself deeper and deeper.   

Marcy
Marcy

Paul will do whatever it takes to get elected.  

saddleburr
saddleburr

flip flop, flip flop......there's a place for him in the Mittens campaign...oh wait, he's been there already before he wasn't

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