Arizona Chamber of Commerce, Sane Republicans, Run Screaming from SB 1062

Over the weekend, he told Prescott's Daily Courier that, "I don't like the negative picture of Arizona, and I'm on board asking the governor to veto the bill."

He added: "I have friends that are gay and I wouldn't do anything to hurt them. This is blown way out of proportion and it's too bad."

Blown out of proportion? Not really. On CNN, when Cathi Herrod was asked if a restaurant could discriminate against a gay couple because of 1062, she refused to answer the question.

Because, of course, the answer is yes.

This morning, Pierce and fellow Republican senators Bob Worsley and Adam Driggs released a letter they sent the governor, urging her to veto the bill.

The national press has had a field day slapping Arizona around on 1062. State Representative John Kavanagh, a bill supporter, took it on the chin (um, so to speak) from CNN's Anderson Cooper, when Kav appeared on Cooper's show to defend the indefensible.

Republican political consultant Chuck Coughlin, the guy who got Brewer elected in 2010, told the New York Times he was doubtful Brewer would sign 1062.

"We already have laws to sufficiently protect people's religion freedoms in this country, and this bill could actually empower people to discriminate," he opined to the Gray Lady.

Democrats, up and down the line, have opposed the legislation. But then, none of them voted for this bigoted bill to begin with.

The longer Brewer waits to veto SB 1062, the more pronounced the damage will be on Republicans running for statewide office this year, particularly when they get to their general election match-ups.

I kinda sorta wish she would sign it. Why? Because the Arizona Republican Party -- as it currently exists -- would not survive the tsunami of outrage.

And that would not be a bad thing at all.

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Lou Peña
Lou Peña

Lol let's hope not, I know I've had just about enough of her.

Victor Hoelscher
Victor Hoelscher

Eric Marshal.. I am going to stand corrected on my previous statements, I have just received information from "inside" that this whole thing was concocted by the GOP so Brewer can "Stand strong and veto it" thus creating a good PR image for the Republicans in time for the elections. The only problem I have with this, is it was lobbied for by Ms. Herrod. from CAP. I don't know, this person has never fed me bogus information before, we will have to wait and see. If this whole thing is smoke and mirrors, it will probably come out sooner or later, its plausible.

Eric Marshall
Eric Marshall

hey Marco, why the troll page coward? Cant admit who and what you really are?

Eric Marshall
Eric Marshall

she vetoed last years bill with similar intent..and her puppet master Coughlin has already said she will veto it. I have hope

Eric Marshall
Eric Marshall

Lou, she cant run again. She would have to argue the definition of "term limits", as it pertains to the fact she took over when Nappy left. And thats been tried before with no success. (phew lol)

Eric Marshall
Eric Marshall

LOL read your statement skippy. You contradict yourself! You are saying that Christians should have more rights than anyone else!?!? If they could, the Founding Fathers would rise from their graves and remind you why this country was founded in the first place! (hint, they left in part because the church and religion had full control)..Further, GOD isnt even in the Constitution.

Eric Marshall
Eric Marshall

because CAP and Cathi Herrod have too much control over our legislature! we need to end that immediately!

Francisco Cortez
Francisco Cortez

If she does, it's only because BIG BUSINESS is pressuring her too, not because THE PEOPLE spoke out against it. That still doesn't excuse the fact that the GOP wrote this peace of discriminatory legislature.

noMoreColors
noMoreColors

"Republican political consultant Chuck Coughlin, the guy who got Brewer elected in 2010, told the New York Times he was doubtful Brewer would sign 1062"

If shadow governor and puppeteer Chuck Coughlin  says he's doubtful Brewer will sign it, then its pretty certain she won't sign it.  After all, Brewer just does what Coughlin says.  So there is no need for all the rainbows to get their panties in a wad.

Staci Lichterman
Staci Lichterman

Veto = loss of incoming tourism dollars, money brought too the state. Unfortunately Jan Brewer was never a math teacher or travel agent

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

You all are getting worked up over nothing.  The bill will not be signed into law.

burt
burt

This bill will cut both ways - it'll give legal backing to discriminating against gays, yes, but it also will give legal backing to discriminate against Christians, or blacks, or anyone.


Bring it. The body count will be spectacular.

Roxana Maria Espinoza-Berlanga
Roxana Maria Espinoza-Berlanga

She will pass it and if she does.....I urge the Super Bowl Committee to change the venue for 2015....ENOUGH SAID

B Thomas Cooper
B Thomas Cooper

The Republicans cry foul when you compare them to the Taliban... then they pull a stunt like this. Obviously, they are much more like the Taliban than they care to admit!

Luki Pela
Luki Pela

Wow there are so many retarded people in this state. If you have a problem with gays, you're a fake Christian or not one at all, end of story.

Loni F Nez
Loni F Nez

Unbelievable. Gov. Brewer has no heart. Essentially she's saying it's ok to hate. She looks like a supporter of homophobia and intolerance.

Robbie Chan Quinones
Robbie Chan Quinones

What happened to love thy neighbor. Why are we fighting? Just cuz someone is scared of how different this world is? Shouldn't u want to cater to any wedding? Shouldn't u just look for a different photographer? And all of it for money. I'm disgusted at how this all started.

Lakeisha  Williams
Lakeisha Williams

If Jesus can have dinner with a whore, Arizona "so-called Christians" can do business with homos. Get over yourself. Way to go retards.

Lisa Jasper
Lisa Jasper

I am hoping her handlers advise her to VETO!

Craig O'Dell
Craig O'Dell

She'll veto it...but only because of the loss of revenue to the state if it passes.

James Tomczak
James Tomczak

She will veto it and announce she will run for Another term

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

... Ted Nugent for Arizona Governor !!

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

"ENOUGH SAID"? - damn, that is good news.  

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

Democrats cry foul when you compare them to socialists and communists.


Can you see how patently absurd your statement was? 

jonnyquest
jonnyquest

Ooo! Maybe he'll wear the leopard skin loincloth.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@bobunf @fishingblues  Well now bun, are you another perverted turd that sees perversion through a perverted lens?  Of course you are you twisted twink.

DNichols
DNichols

@bobunf

Really this fishingblues Idiot must also be a Pedifile, Sheriff Babeu?

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@ConcernedCitizenAZ  The bigot speaks again.  I'm not in favor of this bill, but people have the right to have different opinions from you.   What makes you so superior?   

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@Flyer9753 @fishingblues  Loony liberals have a tendency to be dreamers and be out of touch with reality.  Dumber than a frozen turd!

You really don't (can't) offer much in the form of a challenge, can you?

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@fishingblues @Flyer9753  "person you are conversing with is ten times smarter"


ROFLMFAO!!!!! Now there is a good joke!! 


And that's all it is, a joke... just like you.


Later Dick

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@Flyer9753 @fishingblues  Wow!  Too fucking stupid  to know the person you are conversing with is ten times smarter.   I didn't need your silly explanation nimrod.

But I do like Mexican food.  

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@fishingblues @Flyer9753  Do you ever stop being an assumptive idiot??


Fist, nothing wrong with being a lesbian


Second, that's not me in the pic you idiot, another fail assumption from the child porn king - that's my girlfriend


Third, you are an expert on dick, since you eat it all the time


What's funny and sad is you have no clue how stupid you are... you are great entertainment though


Have a nice day, Dick.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@Flyer9753 @fishingblues  Do you ever read your posts, you little pussy?

Your post would make you a lesbian and me an expert on Mexican food.

Another twisted liberal loon, dumber than a frozen turd.  

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@fishingblues @Flyer9753  Yes, I am an expert on pussy and am what I eat.. and clearly you are an expert on what you eat.


Have a nice day, Dick

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@Flyer9753  

You are such a little pussy.  I'm curious, do you stutter as well as being obtuse?  Why did you feel the need to post your whiny blather twice?  

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@bobunf  I read a research paper the other day dealing with internet trolls and it showed solid proof that Internet trolls have lower than retard IQ's. 


They conducted the study over a period of 2 years, with separate research groups and study groups...


They could have just looked at a single @fishingblues post and saved a hell of a lot of time.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@DNichols  I read a research paper the other day dealing with internet trolls and it showed solid proof that Internet trolls have lower than retard IQ's. 


They conducted the study over a period of 2 years, with separate research groups and study groups...


They could have just looked at a single @fishingblues post and saved a hell of a lot of time.


fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@DNichols  One of the funniest things in the world is a moronic, brain-dead simpleton that has the audacity to point their stinky little finger at a far superior person (in every way)  an impudently calls THEM an idiot.  Go figure the inferior mind and the tricks it will play.  

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