Ben Quayle and David Schweikert Take Part in Forum, Say Mostly the Same Things but Use Different Words

Categories: Election 2012
Congressman Ben Quayle (left) and Congressman David Schweikert.
If there are Republican voters in Arizona's Sixth Congressional District who still can't figure out which candidate's position on issues most closely match their own, yesterday's candidate forum in Scottsdale probably didn't help.

Congressmen Ben Quayle and David Schweikert said mostly the same things yesterday, just using different ways to describe their thoughts.

To their defense, it wasn't billed as a debate, and it was held on the third floor of an assisted-living facility, and the questions came from the audience.

On the topics of defense spending, "Obamacare," achievements in office, and immigration, neither Congressman distinguished himself, unless you favor one's style of speaking over the other.

Neither Congressman believes in man-made global warming.

A question about Israel and Iran drew extremely similar answers from both freshman legislators replied as expected -- Israel's the greatest ally ever, and Iran's in trouble if it gets nuclear capabilities.

A question about what type of legislation they'd like to seen repealed drew answers that were even closer.

Both Congressmen rolled with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and they both went on to explain that they'd like to see some federal agencies bite the dust too.

That said, we were able to find a couple differences, albeit minor ones.

One question was from a concerned constituent about whether the National Security Agency is spying on citizens, reading every single person's emails and text messages, listening to every phone call, and monitoring any other communications.

Quayle made it pretty clear that's not happening. Schweikert, however, said he doesn't think so, and he "hope[s] not."

Yes, that's really how difficult it was to find differing opinions between the two.

The existence of "death panels" apparently is still a thing, as the question was something to the effect of whether the Independent Payment Advisory Board created under "Obamacare" really is a "death panel."

Schweikert went with it being "pretty darn close," and Quayle just bashed the advisory board without addressing the thought of it being a "death panel."

Again it was a forum, so they were just there to answer the questions, but we can't blame anyone who plans on voting for either one of them based on things that have nothing to do with the issues at hand.

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@TheTonyMotola Big difference is that #RepSchweikert actually does something in Congress.

klvonfelden 1 Like

Two morons that still go against the science that man does contribute to climate change.  Wow! The ignorant continue to get more ignorant.  And, they pretty much agree that Obama Care (Patient Affordability Care Act) payment advisory panel is a "death panel."  And Quale is one of the obstructionists who continue to vote (31times) to repeal the Patient Affordability Care Act, which by the way saves lives.  People who have no insurance die early.  So, it looks like Quayle wants more people to die.  Talk about a "death panel", sounds like he would be proud to be a part of one. 

Dakota 1 Like

These two, Rep. David Schweikert (who was voted in the top 10 dumbest reps in the House) and Rep. Ben knock-the-hell-out-of-em Quayle are two peas in the same pod and either will be a disaster for Scottsdale. I don't know why anyone would vote to increase taxes on the middle class and poor, allow freeloaders to make other people pay for the health care, wants to cut education, energy and the EPA.  Anyone who isn't a multi-millionaire in Scottsdale should never vote for a republican.  They will put us back into the Bush administration, lock, stock, and barrel. Those policies FAILED, the two unpaid for tax cuts, two unpaid for wars, the unpaid for prescription Medicare program, deregulation of the banks, Bush pushing subprime loans--all of these are the reason our economy has been so seriously injured.  The austerity programs wanted by republicans will have the same result as they have had in Europe--a disaster.  God, don't vote for either of these two fools.  They are what is wrong with this great country. GOTP have made it impossible for any jobs programs to be passed.

ReggieVV 1 Like

Tweedle dee, and Tweedle dumb!

QstionEvythng 1 Like

Sure, the legislation that both want to see repealed is the only legislation to come out of the financial crisis that is designed to help consumer and limit big business.  That tells you exactly who these two feel they work for.  Not for us - that's clear as day.

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