Whines about “personal rebuke”
In a My Turn column in this morning’s Republic, the man whose name has become synonymous with below-the-belt, political toxicity, attempts to defend his repeated muggings of Republican state Rep. Russell Pearce.
Disingenuously declaring his independent expenditure campaign a “battle for the heart and soul of the Republican party,” he smarts at the Monday editorial which defended Pearce, as a “rebuke of me personally.”
Seems discredited political operative Sproul can give, but is unable to take “personal rebukes.”
His viciousness has given rise to the use of the term “Sprouling” to describe the tawdry tactics he employs. The elephant in the room is, of course, illegal immigration. For his efforts on their behalf, he is well-paid by the proponents of the steady stream of exploitable illegal laborers they desire to continue to hire at substandard wages while enriching themselves. These same business moguls vowed to oust legislators and defeat others who supported the employer sanctions bill.
That is the reason immigration attorney Kevin Gibbons has been recruited to challenge Rep. Pearce by Gibbon’s brother-in-law, U.S. Rep. Jeff Flake. Flake, who often partners with his liberal congressional cohort, Illinois Democrat, Luis Gutierrez, is a known advocate for funding illegal aliens at taxpayer’s expense. The STRIVE act which touts “earned citizenship,” or amnesty is a case in point. Flake was one of only 7 Republicans who joined with 71 Democrats who voted for this misadventure. Ditto the DREAM act, a massive illegal alien amnesty program disguised as an educational initiative, was also supported by Flake.
The Executive Guidance Committee of the Maricopa County Republican Committee recently took the unprecedented step of making pre-primary endorsements in both Pearce’s Legislative District 18 and LD 6. A similar recruitment process has resulted in Tony Bouie, a life-long-Democrat-conveniently-turned-Republican, being pitted against incumbent Rep. Sam Crump and conservative candidate Carl Seel. The EGC endorsements of the conservatives were unanimous.
Backers of Bouie and Gibbons also support the deceptively named “Stop Illegal Hiring” initiative, which actually guts key provisions of the employer sanctions bill, crafted by Pearce and signed into law by Gov. Napolitano. The law has been upheld in federal court and is being emulated in other states across the nation.
Sproul whines at what he considers his mistreatment, but his inauthentic complaints are likely to fall on deaf ears.