AZ República times most recent onslaught to coincide with early ballots
The committed open-borders zealots at AZ República have been prepping for a long time for what they likely view as a chance to slay the dragon. Now, with the November 6 general election nearing and early ballots due to hit mailboxes by the second week in October, the irrelevant newspaper seeks to exert whatever influence it thinks it has to do in Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
In what has become a boring and repetitive exercise, the daily has boastfully announced its latest intentions on the front page for several successive days giving advance notice of what to expect in the coming week. As usual it will be an aggressive strategy, with contrived news reports, columnists, editorials and even the cartoonist — working in tandem — in a vain attempt to replace Arpaio.
The AZ República will inveigle, invent, connive, deceive and cajole to lure its remaining readers to the faltering campaign of Democrat candidate Paul Penzone. Even the wizards at the newspaper know it’s a lost cause. Not only is Penzone personally problem-plagued (read the domestic violence report here) and lacking experience to equal the enormous job, but the indomitable Joe Arpaio remains extremely popular. Even more, he knowledgably handles the job of running Arizona’s largest sheriff’s office and the nation’s third largest law enforcement organization in a high crime border state. The office employs over 3,400 people and is capable of housing up to 10,000 inmates at any given time.
Facts have never been known to stand in the way of the República’s leftwing agenda. Now, even more than previously, the powers that be at the once decent newspaper see their last days looming and are going for broke. So in a smallish gray box at the far end of the top of Wednesday’s Page One, are the words “A betrayal of trust.” The word “Trust” stands alone in artsy type that casts an ominous shadow. Surely they aren’t going after John McCain who defends the Muslim Brotherhood while leveling charges against conservative members of Congress? No. Of course not. It’s Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the career lawman, who continually incurs the wrath of the editorial board. In the successive days, the gray box has grown larger, no doubt engorged by the bile of Linda Valdez and Co.
And these same lightweights — now feeling emboldened by the job in which they colluded with the open borders/amnesty crowd in taking down Senate President Russell Pearce — have set out the rest of their game plan for the sheriff. The ever expanding gray box includes teasers of the latest hatchet job, to be delivered in daily installments during the coming week. The announcement declares the swill will be delivered “on-line, in print and on TV.” Since Channel 12 has openly bedded down in the daily’s abode on Van Buren Street, there is no longer any pretense about their — ahem — relationship.
So belly to belly they will attempt to disparage the man who has won reelection to an unprecedented five 4-year terms, and is currently campaigning for his sixth. He draws standing room crowds, and his endorsement is sought by national as well as Arizona candidates. He’s raised an impressive $8 million dollars in campaign donations from those who approve of his efforts on behalf of Maricopa County citizens.
Penzone’s ads arrogantly state, “Meet the new sheriff.” If you actually want to meet the new sheriff, we suggest you read his impressive bio, and watch “It’s time you met the real Joe Arpaio.”