Democrats and illegal immigration get the nod
Yesterday’s Republic gave Page One coverage with a massive jump piece to Dan Saban. He is the opportunistic party switcher who decided he had a better chance of waging a challenge to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio as a Democrat, fearing a wipe-out in a contested primary with the popular sheriff.
The headline, Saban faces uphill battle against Arpaio tells only part of the story. The rest of it features an assemblage of political consultants, lobbyists, university professors and communications specialists providing the problem-plagued Saban free expert advice on how to energize his campaign. Saban’s lackluster efforts have resulted in paltry contributions, the necessary fuel that runs any campaign.
Saban has stressed that he will not pursue the enforcement of illegals who have crossed our Southern border in violation of the law. His stated laxity in this regard makes him the choice for the open border editorialists at the left-leaning daily newspaper.
Today the daily editorially endorsed the candidacy of Tim Nelson, a longtime aide of Democrat Gov. Janet Napolitano. Nelson, a former ACLU lawyer, lacking prosecution experience, is challenging Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas. Thomas has provided legal leadership and cooperated with Sheriff Arpaio in the prosecution of the transporting “coyotes” and their illegal alien clients.
No surprise in either endorsement. The bias of the newspaper is evident in its support of illegal immigration, open border policies and amnesty for those who disregard the U. S. sovereignty and the rule of law.