It was one year ago today that “Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day” profiled Wendy Rogers, who not only failed to get herself elected to the Arizona State Senate during the 2010 Tea Party Wave, but failed in the past three elections to get herself elected to Congress, first losing in 2012 in the GOP Primary for Arizona’s 9th Congressional District, then in 2014 in the general election to Kyrsten Sinema for that district, before carpet-bagging her way down to try to get elected further north in Arizona’s 1st District and lose in the primary to the child-abusing anti-gay, anti-immigrant sheriff who dates gay illegal immigrants, Paul Babeu. This in spite of the fact that even two of Babeu’s own sisters were endorsing Rogers. In 2018, she’s again trying to get elected in Arizona’s 1st Congressional District, challenging Democratic Congressman Tom O’Halleran, claiming that she’s right for the job because “send Trump some back up”, calling Democrats “radical, crazy, and unhinged” in campaign ads.
Now, why is it that Wendy Rogers has repeatedly failed to win office? Well, she touts her experience as an Air Force veteran, which is always good. On the other hand, she runs fear-mongering ads that should come with trigger warnings like when she included a few seconds of footage of ISIS beheading James Foley in her 2014 campaign video. Even the traditionally conservative Arizona Republic condemned that choice, especially because Foley lived in Phoenix, where his loved ones could get triggered whenever their local television programming went to commercials during election season. After Rogers’ campaign manager actually argued why this bit of Islamophobic propaganda wasn’t so bad… they changed the ad so instead it showed head lice, because once Kyrsten Sinema pointed out there were polls out that said Congress was less popular than head lice (and was correct). Her insane campaign tactics have continued, but this time may have proved fruitful, as she won the GOP Primary for this seat by running attack ads against fellow Republican, and State Senator Steve Smith, claiming the modeling agency he works for “specializes in under age girls” and is “linked to sex trafficking” (law enforcement actually spoke in Smith’s defense on this, to no avail).
Anyway, this was hardly the only flag we saw on Wendy Rogers, because looking at her issue stances, on immigration, she supported building a physical wall along the U.S. Mexico border (which explains why she campaigned with Trump in Arizona), opposed migrant resettlement including from Syria (of course she does, she’s scared of those Muslims doing all the terrorism, but not any of the white supremacists!), and even pushing for English to be made the official language of the United States, which has kind of repeatedly been established as unconstitutional (and the first historic time was in her home state, to boot). Her national security policy is her belief that the American government was doing nothing to help Christians being attacked by ISIS, but America was committing “suicide” by allowed Muslim refugees in “without screening”, in spite of the quite rigorous screening process in place. In May of 2018, she compared the fact that abortion is legal in the United States to… oh… you know… the Holocaust.
It’s these sorts of details that make us perfectly fine with Wendy Rogers never having reached office. We’re hoping she fails again in a week’s time, here in 2018, and becomes a five-time loser.
One Year Ago, October 30th, 2017: Wendy Rogers (AZ)… Original Profile
Two Years Ago, October 30th, 2016: Jim Spurlino (OH)
Three Years Ago, October 30th, 2015: Joe Carr (TN)
Four Years Ago, October 30th, 2014: Jan Brewer (AZ)