Big Mistake: Congressman Tells Tea Party Activists That Fighting for the Constitution Is a Losing Battle (Video)

Tea Party activists didn’t appreciate Congressman Paul Gosar (R-AZ) telling them, “if all you do is stand for the Constitution you will lose.”
Watch the fireworks:

From the video:

What happens when a Republican Congressman tells Conservative Activists that fighting for the Constitution is a losing battle? Watch the fireworks as Unite In Action’s Director of Legal Affairs KrisAnne Hall and 912 Project National Co-Chair, Unite In Action President, Stephani Scruggs respond.

This took place at The National Republican Club of Capitol Hill, commonly known as the Capitol Hill Club, in Washington DC on June 28th, 2012 with Michelle Bachmann, Rep Gosar and several other members of congress as well as The Tea Party.Net. with syndicated talk show host Rusty Humphries as the MC. It was broadcast on LiveStream by The Tea Party.Net

I’m sure Rep. Gosar would like to take back that statement.
Hat Tip Brian

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  • bg


    Welcome to the new One World order, but hey, what do i know (#103)..


  • SnowSoul

    I’m voting for Ron Gould. That’s a guarantee now.

  • bg


    re: SnowSoul #2 July 13, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    re: Ron Gould


  • Finncrisp

    This is what happens in Washington. The Constitutional standard is irrelevant when any legislation is written. It passes, and we for someone to object thoughtfully enough for SOTUS to hear it. If SOTUS decides not to follow the Constitution you get what happened with Obamacare. We are barrelling along to EUGENICS for all, and we get one more chance for a legislative do over, but only after control of two houses of Congress and the White House.

    And it all started with Congress not doing it’s job, and SOTUS not doing it’s job. This is a desperate time when our elected officials are only there for the power and money and not there for us.

  • Finncrisp

    we “wait” for someone…

  • bg


    who, where, when, what Congress?? (#43) 👿

    scroll thread for more, or not, at least
    one can pretend they have a choice..


  • bigkahuna

    Not a great move on his part… Open mouth …insert foot.

    OT… Harry Reid and Natzi Pelosis pissed off we have Olympic uniforms from China….

    Not mad that they and the crooks in washington Borrow 40 cents of every dollar we waste….or that those two sHiite Heads havent voted on or even proposed a budget in 3 years or voted on about 50 bills to lower unemployment and kill Obamacare or extend Bush taxcuts.

    Harry You are the embarrasment and should be in Jail with Holder, Obama, Pelosi, Rangell, Lisa Jackoff-Lee, Jesse Race hustler Jackson Jr and half the dummycrat party

  • Flintstone F.

    Every man or woman who laid down their life in defense of our national sovereignty, fought the ultimate battle on behalf of our constitution. All those white crosses and stars are placed with care and respect over the graves because even the grounds keepers know what this fool can’t grasp.

    Every president that takes the oath swears to protect the constitution.

    Do we really need to remind republicans that the Constitution is the law of the land? That it is God’s gift of individual liberty codified in man’s laws.

    It’s going to take some time to clean house. Tea Party lives.

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  • Militant conservative

    Signed his own pink slip.

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  • Path

    Yes, he did sign his own pink slip but, what about all the other politicans who think the same but don’t say it outright. The all took an oath to defend the Constitution – didn’t it mean anything? Vote them all out and establish term limits.

  • Tim in Cali

    Alternate title of video:

    “Why do we have to get rid of RINO’s ?…because they’re weak and sold us out”

    Rino’s are to busy worrying about their political future,instead of America’s future

  • Flintstone F.

    #10, 11, 12.

    Exactly. Next Tea Party at your local voting precinct. Ding, ding.

  • chemman


    Not really. The district is nearly evenly split between Pubs and Dems. The Pubs aren’t necessarily fiscal and small government conservatives.

  • dwd

    That’s the one thing you’re SUPPOSED to do, stand for and defend the Constitution.

    Vote him out.

  • progressoverpeace

    “believe” in the Constitution? This Gosar idiot is wrong ten ways from Sunday. The Constitution is not something to be “believed” in; there’s an amendment process, after all. It’s law to be adhered to. The Supreme Law.

    Anyone in Congress who doesn’t want to adhere to the Constitution needs to be ejected, since they are violating their oaths of office. But … I’m sure this fool doesn’t take anything so silly as an “oath” seriously, either.

  • Mannie

    I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same …

  • bg


    bigkahuna #7 July 13, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    taking care of “we the people of the United Sates of America”
    is not their job anymore, their job is to aid and abet Obama’s
    transitioning US into the NOWO (#49)..

    more here (#13) & here (#11), in connecting links & threads..


  • Amjean

    When is he up for reelection? Hopefully, he will be toast!

  • ar05075


    If Romney is seriously looking for a woman VP, I just watched a couple that are worth considering.

  • bigL

    I read that 60% of our population was born after the Space Shuttle Challenger blew up, the one with Christa Mc Auliffeon board.We have a young population that never had civics or goverment or any teachers that even liked let alone respected the USA.And they vote too.

  • bg


    re: #19 July 13, 2012 at 2:33 pm bg

    UN Environmental Constitution (#29)

    more (#28)


  • SeniorD

    This clown is up for re-election, right? Sounds like a good bet for a write-in replacement.

    Fighting FOR the Constitution is something most Americans (excepting the M-S Media, Communists occupying the Oval Office, and both coasts) accept as part of our lives. Those who don’t, or as in the case of Clueless Clown, just give up immediately, aren’t Americans.

  • donh

    Gosar should wear a bistre brown color suit and seek office in the Philippines….run as the Manilla Folder.

  • Mitch Rapp

    Dump the Dummie! say’s WE, the People!!!!

  • King

    I think he’s right. How else do you explain the people who vote Democrat? Not 50%. Somewhere between 30-45%. Clearly if you believe the progressive agenda you are an enemy of the constitution and the rights mentioned therein. It took progs over 100 years to get the culture/society this way. We aren’t going to change it back overnight or with one election. The greatest threat to the tea party is the foolish belief that one election or one bill is going to change everything. It’s going to take generations. Unless I’m mistaken the guy was simply stating the obvious – slow and steady wins the race.

  • Economan

    Didn’t this POS swear an oath to uphold the Constitution?

  • More liberty

    Great video. The reality is, and you all know it if you admit it or not, that Mitt Romney like Obama could give a rats a$$ about the US Constitution.

  • Muddywood

    It’s very simple. As a legislator, if the Constitution is NOT the first thing that you filter your thoughts and actions through, then you wont get my vote.

  • Mad Hatter

    This is the Democrat infiltration of the Republican Party. At least this one is exposed.

  • mcc

    Wow is right! Scruggs and Hall!!

    Way to go, Ladies!

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    The Republican Party needs a good cleaning out. The sooner the better.

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  • BurmaShave

    I thought Gosar was a Tea Party movement oriented Congressman, and as I recall he was endorsed by Sarah Palin. Well, so much for him. He has been in DC for less than 2 years, and already he has become thoroughly compromised, maybe not consciously, but he has. Throw him out and get another one.

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  • bg


    BurmaShave #35 July 13, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    yeah, and Jews believed B Hussein O
    was pro-Israel, nobody’s perfect.. 😛

    anyways.. that the TEA Party has been infiltrated here and there is no
    secret, and they do their best to weed out the posers, however, these
    buggers are worse than cockroaches, the light of day doesn’t obstruct
    their mission in the slightest.. 😡


  • Joe

    How the hell did this idiot get elected?

  • Rob

    Looks to me like Gosar’s problem is he’s been to DC now for a term and seen just how little attention is paid to the constitution and he’s trying to explain just how large the gulf is between what the TP is and official Washington. Slow and steady does win the race. There are just too many realists or go-a-longs in DC who are happy sliding the way things have been. I say, cut Gosar some slack and elect more TP conservatives to help with the burden. We cannot undo 80 years of progressive creep in one cycle. Must focus on what can we get done and move that direction. Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. I can’t imagine supporting a Dem would be better than Gosar..

    I appreciate and support their passion for the constitution, but long and steady… wins

  • bg
  • Patty

    Absurd, stupid and will come back to him.
    Vote him out of any office.

  • Father Dick Burns

    If you had any doubts about the traitors in Congress who look at the constitution they take an oath to defend and protect as a minor obstacle to power, influence, and personal wealth, then this should convince you otherwise. Even RINO’s take the oath of office obviously to no effect. The young women in this video who spoke out are the true patriots. Just another example of what a human cesspool the US Congress is.

  • Dan C

    I don’t think he meant how it sounded. I think he meant you have to put it in different language so people understand how it affects their own lives. Most people can’t name more than 2 or 3 amendments.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    Those recently-elected, so-called TEA Party candidates…. they sure are shaking sh&t up, aren’t they?

    Well, aren’t they?

    Oh. My bad.

  • jimstlmo

    This is the typical candidate the GOP establishment recruits from the country club business scene.

    Throw him back. Get rid of him, even if you have to vote Democrat. Otherwise he will entrench himself and it will that much harder to get rid of him later. Trust me, I’m from MO-8. Jo Anne Emerson’s district. R plus 12 district, and she barely gets a 50% on a conservative score card.

    The sooner they realize they will not last not following the constitution, the more likely they will fight for it once their. We just have to make the proposition, the tea party way or the highway. You just have to be willing to throw the election if the GOP guy turns into a RINO. Of course, the better way is to replace him in a primary, but if all else fails…..

  • bg


    i still believe the elite establishment make threats they aren’t
    afraid to carry out, ergo, they either fall in line, or be felled..


  • I would rather die for that Constitution than be a Government Slave. Unemployment line for this turd!

  • Vicky Hernandez

    With friends like these…

  • StrangernFiction

    Separate from DC or be slaves.

  • averagemelon

    OUT. OUT. OUT.

    Hurry along now, fool. You obviously are not qualified for the job.

  • carlito

    Gee, she looks awful white for a slave.

    Funny how she was exercising her First Amendment rights and no big bad Government agents came to drag her away!!!

  • C-Christian Soldier

    get women “circling the wagons”-to protect their off-spring and FREEDOM –and NOTHING will stand in their way-

  • C-Christian Soldier

    hey carlito # 51- there were WHITE SLAVES- barbary pirates and paying ransom before we had a war -(Jefferson-remember-shores of Tripoli) come to mind–as do other scenarios-


  • Vicky Hernandez

    Gosar sounds like the bishops of the USCCB. The two women sound like the lay Catholics reminding the bishops of their priestly duty.

    Those duties include faithfully teaching and preserving the faith. Not only that, a bishop also has to defend the faith, and if need be, with their life. It doesn’t matter if the threat is internal or external.

    Hmmm… kinda sounds like a certain oath. Don’t it?

  • Vicky Hernandez

    @ #51
    “Gee, she looks awful white for a slave…

    Geee the word “slave” comes from the word “Slav,” which describes people who inhabit among several areas in Central and Eastern Europe, Northern and Central Asia, and the Balkans.

    Could the word “slave” have it’s origins in the word “Slav” because of the wars Otto the Great (10th Century AD) and his succesors waged against the Slavs? And when Slavs were conquered–which were a great many, they were taken prisoner and sold into slavery?

    Mighty white of the Slavs, don’t you think?

    It took the world thousands of years to make slavery illegal; even though slavery still exists in some places. It took the US 150-200 years, and at a cost of almost 3/4 million lives to get rid of slavery, now we have a black President.

    No one ethnic group corners the market on slavery!

  • Hoolilgan

    yup there it is, a stupid republican establishment moron who doesn’t even know what the main purpose of his job is, i guess when he was sworn in he was crossing his fingers behind his back, what an idiot, i hope he loses his election

  • Flintstone F.

    #45 jimstlmo
    “Throw him back. Get rid of him, even if you have to vote Democrat.”

    This is a bad idea. Never, ever, ever, ever, ever, vote for a democrat. Regardless of RINO status a RINO would still be easier to pull into a voting coalition. The majority party controls the committees and decides which legislation is dealt with.

    Party trumps person!!

  • Sharon Rehm

    Those of you who are able to vote against Paul Gosar should do so in November!!!!

  • aine

    I’m not trying to save the Congressman’s neck, but when he made that statement is it possible he may have been referring to this Rasmussen Report, released yesterday morning? It was the first thing that came to my mind:

    49% Favor Strict Legal Interpretation of the Constitution

    I confess I felt ill that the number was so low. Elsewhere on Rasmussen’s website, 43% believe the Constitution is a living document. Not good.

  • Peter Warner

    Well spoken, KrisAnne Hall and Stephanie Scruggs. Your righteous and stirring words bring to mind many others, among them Franklin: ‘A republic, Madam, if you can keep it,’ and Jefferson: ‘those who are willing to trade freedom for security will lose both and deserve neither.’

    One indication of the weak society we’ve allowed ourselves to become is that the women are the ones speaking out here, the men generally are hesitant to assert their position. I’m speaking of society in general, not of this group only.

    We need more men of character who command the respect and attention of their peers, precisely because of their devotion to principles over personal relationships. For example, if Col. Allen West was on that forum, everyone would have naturally turned to look at him to see his response first.

    God bless strong righteous women; they may save our beloved country from the sickness within. I simply wish we had more men willing to commit their sacred honor and lives to the social fight we find ourselves in. Stand and speak, gentleman. Fear not.

    Best regards, Peter Warner.

  • aine

    OK. He probably didn’t have that poll information at the time of this discussion. Sorry…

  • Buzzer77

    I’m with the last speaker, “I will fight to the death to preserve my Liberty”, and so will the 50% that honor our Constitution. How dare that Congressman “Role Over” for the enemies of the document he is sworn to uphold and defend? I took an oath, at 11 PM on 17 Sep 62, in the old Military Induction building, on Whitehall St., in New York City, to swear to defend my country from its enemies, both foreign and domestic! I will honor that oath, until the day I die!

  • mcc

    #60 – Peter Warner touched on something I was going to mention in my earlier post:

    One indication of the weak society we’ve allowed ourselves to become is that the women are the ones speaking out here, the men generally are hesitant to assert their position. I’m speaking of society in general, not of this group only.

    Glad I decided against making a comment. Peter expressed it far better than I ever could.

    Thank you, Peter. It’s something that’s concerned me for some time now.

  • the politicans stole your freedom when they took your right to the fruits of your labor away. without that right you don’t have freedom. you now work for someone else in america(the politicans)and they can take whatever portion of your income that they want. if they want all of it they will take it all.

    as far as taking an oath to uphold the constitution, the only oath a politican takes is to his party. its the only oath that means anything to them.

  • I fail to share the outrage. Playing the clip that Gateway Pundit provided made it clear that Mr. Goser was talking tactics and persuasion and that the others just wanted to posture. Like it or not, you do have to persuade the part of the public that’s only lukewarm or indifferent to what you believe in and to do that you will have to talk about things that they believe in or else rouse their interest before you can get them to share your beliefs. That’s not going to go away no matter how much anyone blusters about the importance of the Constitution. In any free society persuasion is a important part of the process. Killing the messinger who tells us this will *not* make us more persuasive. If that’s the absolute worse that can be said about Mr. Goser then I would say that he’s leading a pretty blameless career. 😛

  • Peter Warner

    [email protected]:

    You’re most welcome, and I’m grateful that those words might be encouraging.

    Best regards, Peter Warner.

  • I’m glad I wasn’t there. I would have put him through the shredder.

  • I’m going to have to agree with the Congressman on this one — if all you say is “I’m for the Constitution”, that tells me absolutely nothing about what you believe and what you will do. Let me offer a personal example.

    Here in my state legislative district, we have a reasonably conservative Republican who does an above average job in the legislature. He has, in the last two primaries, been opposed by a woman who prior to 2010 had never voted in a GOP primary, claimed to represent “the grass roots” because he had helped organize a couple of Tea Party events, and declares herself to be a “constitutional conservative”. When pressed to explain what she meant by “constitutional conservative” she would inform me (one of the local GOP precinct chairs) that she represented “the grass roots” and I needed to get on board with her or be swept out of my position. When I asked her to explain to me how she represented “the grass roots”, she informed me that she did so by “supporting constitutional government” and that if I didn’t back her campaign it was clear that I was against constitutional government. What I never got was a clear definition of either “grassroots” or “constitutional conservative” that did not define one by using the other as the essential component of the other — and her platform showed it. In her two runs for the nomination, she never got above 25% of the vote.

    What’s my point? If all you say is that you are for the Constitution, you tell me nothing. Tell me what you mean. Give me specifics about what you intend to seek if elected and the direction you intend to point the government at whatever level you seek election to. Otherwise you are simply muttering the conservative equivalent of “hope and change” and expecting people to give you a free pass because you say pretty words that sound nice.

  • Clayton Yendrey

    One small issue – Everyone in government service takes an oath to uphold and protect the Consitution. By his own mouth, this man says that he is forsworn and that his oath of office is meaningless (to him).

    Goes back to the old saying – the desire to hold public office should be an automatic disqualification.


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  • W Richard Browning

    If you believe that a Mitt Romney as President and a Republican Senate will change ANYTHING of substance you are in my opinion a deluded fool. No one in power is listening or gives a rat’s arse what the proles (that would be you and I) think, do or say. We must MAKE THEM CARE nonviolently!
    “If there is hope . . . it lies in the proles” (George Orwell).

  • Jimbo

    Vote Paul Gosar (R-AZ) out. What an embarrassment.

  • JOHN


  • Caster

    Morons supporting this guy… “slow and steady”? Look at the voting record: Wrong on patriot act, wrong on HR347, ABSENT on NDAA. His problem is simply that his rhetoric finally matched his record. STOP LISTENING TO TALKING POINTS, IDIOTS!

  • Caster

    @Rhymes with Right You say don’t tell you pretty words, yet your standard for choosing is that they “tell” you what their intentions are… How bout look at someone’s record: Like his support for destroying the 4th, 5th and 6th amends, like his support for making your right to assemble a federal crime(HR 347), or when there was a chance to vote against detaining American citizens without trial he was ABSENT!

    and you “agree with the Congressman here”? Good job!

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  • Josie Valdez

    I think Gosar has just lost enough voters to make a difference in his election. How dare he dismiss the most valuable document in History? Too liberal, enough to be a traitor to the US.
    Shame on him. But it’s good to know who we are not voting for. Let’s pass this around enough to make a difference.

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