“Here is what I’d do with the ObamaCare law…” Conservative Republican Ron Gould said in his campaign ad “Straight Shooter, and as he described in an interview with LaDonna Hale Curzon, Host and Executive Producer, Sarah Palin Radio. “Pull!” His partner released the sporting clay trap sending a copy of the hated legislation skyward. Gould blasted it with a 12-gauge over/under double-barrel shotgun.
The advertisement was bold and risky, especially considering the whole “cross hairs” blood libel against Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin who used them on a SarahPAC ad for her highly successful “Take Back the 20″ campaign in which 18 out of 20 Democrat Congressional seats went to her endorsed candidates, yielding a 90% success rate for the campaign.
The blood libel came after a crazed leftist, Jared Loughner shot Congresswoman Giffords and many others in a rampage. The blood libelers said that Loughner – who hated talk radio, hardly listened to the news and who was no Palin supporter – was “inspired to do the shooting by the SarahPAC ad.” Loughner never even saw the ad, and had a vendetta against the former Congresswoman’s dating back years before Gov. Palin was even nominated as McCain’s Vice Presidential running mate. Of course, the Democrats have used bulls eyes, cross hairs, and “targeting” in their ads since time immemorial. This was addressed in: All Cross Hairs are Equal, But Some are More Equal than Others.
US for Palin used to run an occasional “Cross Hair Night” splatting the reticles on the sidebars. A Mil Dot cross hair graces the site’s upper left sidebar as something of a permanent fixture to honor the Second Amendment and Gov. Palin and to show that the publisher is not afraid to “light the site up in Cross Hairs.”
Gould is a small business owner and an Arizona State Senator from Lake Patterson. Curzon recounted how she rode an Air Chair there. The vehicle is a hydrofoil water ski. Gould said he is running for his two grandsons, because “Congress has put a debt of $50,000 on their heads.” He is running against an incumbent who voted to raise the debt ceiling, and “voted for three continuing resolutions to allow the government to operate without a budget,” one of which funds ObamaCare, HJ40a, and ACORN. The incumbent does not live in the district, and due to redistricting his district is more Democratic now. According to Gould, the incumbent “abandoned his district,” and moved to AZ-4. Arizona has 15 counties, and AZ-4 encompasses seven of them from Mexico, north to Utah and west across two thirds of the state.
Gould has been endorsed by various Tea Party groups, the Club for Growth, the Madison Project, and Freedom Works. He has neither an American Grizzlies United nor a Sarah Palin endorsement at this time. He considers spending to be the most critical issue in his district. He also said this election is a “fork in the road,” where we can return to free market capitalism or continue on the path to European style socialism.
Gould said the first thing he would do if sworn in is sponsor a bill to repeal the jobs-killing ObamaCare.
He said the Supreme Court ruling on ObamaCare destroys the concept of Federalism. He added that the ruling allows the federal government to force us to do whatever it wants us to do, then claim the fine or penalty for not doing so is a tax. “To me, that is just ridiculous,” Gould said.
Gould expressed his disappointment with the combination of the Supreme Court ruling and Obama’s executive order which gutted Arizona’s illegal immigration law. In 2004, Arizona had passed a law requiring voters to prove citizenship, which the federal government also overruled. Gould said it amounted to little more than Democrats wanting to cheat. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) only closes 1.5% of the cases it opens on illegal immigrants, he said, and the Obama administration is only encouraging the activity and “breaking the original Contract with America called the Constitution.”
Complete Audio Transcript of Interview with Ron Gould for AZ-4