Malaka Of The Week: Jim Lamon

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a dozen times: the Arizona GOP is so far right that it wants nothing to do with the Sinematic Senator. An ad run by a Republican candidate for Mark Kelly’s senate seat proves my point. And that is why Jim Lamon is malaka of the week.

The “about Jim Lamon” page on his campaign web site brags about his xenophobic polices, growing up on a farm (not a ranch?) and his military service:

Jim is a veteran himself, having served six years as an Army Airborne Officer, with three of those in Germany during the Cold War, where he saw the stark difference between American freedom and Communist oppression.

Freedom, man.

It mentions that he’s a wealthy entrepreneur who founded and sold a company called DEPCOM but does not say what it did. It sounds like a defense contractor but is actually a solar energy contracting company. Solar energy? Does Trump know about this? He likes dirty power like coal and oil.

It gets better. Lamon sold his company to Koch Engineered Solutions. Republicans can relax, he’s a Koch-sucker. Of course, the Koch brothers have had a troubled relationship with the Impeached Insult Comedian. So much for Lamon’s claims of being a MAGA purist. He was, however, a fake Trump elector after the last election.

None of the above is why Lamon is malaka of the week, but I enjoy calling teabaggers Koch-suckers. This tweet explains his presence at First Draft:

The ad did indeed run in Arizona during the Super Bowl. It features Malaka Jim’s cowboy fantasies as he shoots it out with Old Joe, Shifty Kelly, and Crazyface Pelosi. His nicknames, not mine obviously. Oy, just oy.

Here’s the ad in all its dubious glory:

The ad was run to make a splash in a crowded senate field in which the Kaiser of Chaos has endorsed two of his fraudit-loving opponents. Neither of whom has staged a Gunfight at the Malakatude Corral like the lamentable Mr. Lamon. I guess they don’t share his cowboy fantasies and need not be asked about their favorite movie Wyatt Earp. Henry Fonda? Burt Lancaster? James Garner? Kevin Costner? Kurt Russell?

The first three cinematic Wyatt Earps were ardent liberal Democrats, Costner is a lapsed GOPer who voted for Biden, and Russell keeps his politics to himself. If only reliable wingnut John Wayne had played Wyatt Earp in Hour of the Malaka

As you can see, I love a good western, but this is a tasteless and tawdry political ad. Sentient human beings recall that Senator Mark Kelly’s wife former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords was the victim of a mass shooting in 2011. Her recovery has been long and slow, but she’s still with us. If not for this shooting, she might be a senator from Arizona instead of her husband or Veda Pierce Sinema.

Mark Kelly and Gabby Giffords have been staunch supporters of gun control since that dastardly day. Jim Lamon supports his second amendment right to be a gun toting malaka. Apparently, supporting common sense gun legislation is shifty. I’d call it steadfast.

One of the worst things about the Tea Party/MAGA era in the Republican party is that threats of violence have become commonplace. In response to the criticism, Malaka Jim has called the ad “tongue in cheek.” Looks more like gun in holster to me.

This fakakta ad makes the candidate looks like he’s lost in movie fantasies. It’s bad enough that Arizona has the Sinematic Senator until 2024. Do they really want a guy who thinks he’s Wyatt Fucking Earp? The mere thought makes me want to Earp. And that is why Jim Lamon is malaka of the week.

The last word goes to Tex Ritter with the theme song for High Noon. I’m not sure what Lamon thinks of that movie. Star Gary Cooper was a staunch right-winger. but it was written and co-produced by Carl Foreman who was blacklisted for being a parlor pink. It’s unlikely that Lamon knows these facts: his ilk are ignorant of history and proud of it.

One last bit of trivia. Tex Ritter was the father of John Ritter of Three’s Company fame. Hit it, Tex:

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