Sheriff Arpaio object of politically motivated assault

Obama welcomes illegals: Mi casa, su casa

The Obama administration has had its long knives out for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio with a concerted effort, over an extended period. Nowhere was that more apparent than with the Justice Department accusing the career lawman of responsibility for his office’s “pattern of misconduct” that supposedly permitted unlawful arrests, excessive force against Hispanics and resulted in the failure to provide constitutional protections to illegal aliens against attacks along the Southwest border.

 Since Maricopa County does not abut the border, there is more than enough reason to see this as an exercise in “throw it all at the wall, and see what sticks.”

One gleeful news report even went as far as stating that “preliminary findings by the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division come as Arpaio has been hinting of plans to seek national political office.” The statement is absurd on its face. At nearly 80 years of age, Arpaio is not likely to be seeking national office when his term expires.

The pro-open borders Arizona Republic, emboldened by the recent removal of Senate President Russell Pearce from his post by radical activists, is on a rampage today with Page One headlines, columnists, cartoon and a lengthy slanted editorial– all blasting Arpaio.

Under Arpaio’s leadership, the MCSO is committed to enforcing the law, while working with federal, state, and other local law enforcement agencies to prevent acts of terrorism within the county and state of Arizona.

Along the way, the popular sheriff has also incurred the wrath of Arizona’s former governor Janet Napolitano. She sits at the right hand of Barack Obama. And in the upcoming 2012 election, Obama needs the votes of grateful Hispanics to whom he intends to grant amnesty. Joe Arpaio stands in his way in that effort.

Napolitano, now Secretary of Homeland Security, has curtailed the successful 287(g) program in which MCSO deputies are cross-trained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents to identify illegal aliens booked into county jails.

This federal investigation reeks of Obama’s Chicago-style politics, with Napolitano part and parcel of the effort to impede the sheriff. The timing of the allegations is suspect, with the release of the Department of Justice report coming on the heels of congressional calls for the resignation of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for his role in the deadly gun-running scheme known as Fast and Furious. These Arizona charges are obviously intended as a deflecting device, since the report was released on the first anniversary of the murder of Arizona Border Patrol agent Brian Terry — a murder for which Holder, testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee, refused to apologize to Terry’s grieving parents.

At yesterday’s press conference, Arpaio criticized the report, saying “Don’t come here and use me as a whipping boy for a national and international problem. We are proud of the work we have done to fight illegal immigration.” Denouncing the Obama administration, Arpaio said it is putting a greater priority on going after law enforcement than securing the border with Mexico, stating that “by their actions today, President Obama and a band of his merry men might as well erect their own pink neon sign at the Arizona/Mexico border saying, ‘Welcome all illegals to your United States. Our home is your home.’”

How right he is.

Sheriff Arpaio’s press conference statements and response to the DOJ letter can be seen here.

22 Responses to Sheriff Arpaio object of politically motivated assault

  1. Frankly Speaking says:

    This analysis is right on. Joe Arpaio stands as an impediment to Obama’s 2012 presidential reelection aspirations. And Napolitano? Her always present pearls can’t soften who and what she really is. Apparently she’s forgotten that she sought Joe Arpaio’s help during her 2002 campaign for governor. Arpaio put her over the top, and helped her with her slim win.
    Would love to see that video again!

    • garvan says:

      Precisely WHY did Arpaio help her? He’s certainly not a silk stocking “Republican.”

      • LD 7 PC says:

        It was likely a quid pro quo on the Scott Norberg case. Joe’s Republican enough for me.

      • garvan says:

        I remember now. Norberg died in the (im)famous restraint chair. How and why did Napolitano help Arpaio in this case?

  2. Dennis O'Brien says:

    This entire politically motivated and manufactured report is disgusting. Worse is the callousness of releasing it on the anniversary of Brian Terry’s murder by Mexican drug runners supplied weapons by Obama’s Justice Department!!

    One patriotic Joe Arpaio is more than worth the entire lot of liars and provocateurs associated with and including Barack Hussein Obama. May God bless this good man.

  3. Chuck says:

    Knowing why Obama and his administration sycophants desire amnesty for the millions of illegals here and laying out the welcome mat for more, still doesn’t answer the question about why reconquista masses whose stated aim is to take over our southwestern US for Mexico, get preferential treatment over our own national security and lawful immigration by those who value our heritage and American culture. Sheriff Joe Arpaio is enforcing the law, for which I’m grateful. This is what we are facing:

    • Angee says:

      It’s obvious the President is a fraud, an illegal alien himself and for that reason he wants amnesty for all illegals who would then vote him in for life!

      His reaction to Sheriff Joe took 3 years?? Is it because there is
      new information about him in the investigation carried on by the
      Sheriff’s Pose? Will this information close the casket once and for all? This has got to be the most horrendous fraud in the history of the USA if the investigation proves his ineligibility to
      get into office merely to destroy our country. He sure is enjoying
      the perks of the job…vacation after vacation, the last one for 17
      days over 4 million dollars? What a hypocrite he is! Crying out
      against the rich millionaires and billionaires, and pretending to feel sorry for the “poor working (non-working) class of Americans! What a phoney! If he amnesties all the illegals from other countries, he’ll win, not only their votes, but his own
      citizenship. Are Americans sleeping? Attending ball games?
      going to parties, dances, movies? If so, they deserve what they
      get….but not the innocent children who’ll grow up in a socialist,
      impoverished country without a future!

  4. chick says:

    If someone doesn’t stop this administration, there will be nothing left in 2016.

    • Teller Of Truth says:

      Very true, chick. There are those who say we are facing the end of days. I’m not one of them. However, when our own government turns on its citizenry and our American youth are buying into the Obama class warfare and desire the implementation of the failed system of communism, we are in real trouble. This was all too evident with the idiotic “occupiers.” I blame the ignorance on our liberal, union teachers who have intentionally dumbed down America’s students, making us ripe for takeover through ignorance. Parents are too preoccupied to notice. And what’s flying off the shelves in toy departments for Christmas gifts? Mind numbing violent video games. Anything to keep the kids from bothering their parents. When they inconvenience their teachers parents are advised put them on drug “therapy” such as Ritalin. America’s children are at a terrible historic disadvantage. How can they retain what our Founders worked so diligently to give us, when they aren’t given the tools to know how fortunate they are to be Americans? They’re taught moral and national relativism (America is not superior to Haiti, for example) in the government schools…the same schools that allow televised messages from Obama.

  5. TeaPartyPatriot says:


    Anyone who criticizes TheOne, our beloved Messiah, OR ANY OF HIS ACTIONS, DECREES, POLICIES OR PALS will be condemned. They will be ostracized from society, they will be labeled a threat to national security, they will be slimed relentlessly by the socialist media, they will be the subject of profane, obscene, tasteless jokes by leftist buffoons, their children will be molested in school by unionist teachers/leftist-indoctrinators, their friends and neighbors will be attacked by union goons and thugs using baseball-bat diplomacy, they will be vilified and smeared using MILLIONS OF DOLLARS from lunatic-left extremist soros, they will be called “unpatriotic”, “un-American”, “a terrorist”,”destructive” and “a racist”, they will have to actually pay taxes (unlike lunatic-left socialist tax-cheats rangel, geithner, caroline “you know” kennedy, olbermann, kerry, mccaskill, daschle, holder, killifer, buffett, solis, kirk, buffett, sebelius and millions of others) and they will be hounded until they succumb to the ONLY ACCEPTABLE POLITICAL VIEW – that of the lunatic-left socialists.

    All hail TheOne! Resistance is futile.

    • American Patriot says:

      No so, TPP! The only futility is in silent acquiesce. Vote! Get your friends, relatives and neighbors to vote. Explain conservative values to them. I’ll bet most of them are not attuned to what’s actually going on. When I was younger, discussing politics or religion was considered “off limit conversation,” bordering on rudeness. No more. Explaining political realties is vital to our continuation as a free people and for the sake of our children and theirs. Throwing up our hands is playing into those of the left.

  6. Sgt. Preston says:

    Sheriff Joe Arpaio is one smart man. He previously worked for the feds at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration around the globe and ended up as top man in the Arizona office. He knows the dynamics of the politics involved. I have every confidence he will prevail. He is a good and decent man, regardless of how he is erroneously portrayed by his detractors in the media and the radical supporters of illegals overtaking our nation.

  7. Kathy says:

    The DOJ has no credibility – for crying out loud they allowed & purchased weapons to walk into Mexico, Fast & Furious, which has led to thousands of deaths. Any they are accusing Sheriff joe of profiling???!!!! What the heck? Holder is lying everyday, – and the Brian Terry’ family is going thru hell. Holder has admitted that there will more deaths from F & F. Here’s another shocker – there are more F & F weapons found at another crime scene & is being covered up by ATF. Maybe Joe should say he never saw the memo.

    • Angee says:

      This so absurd! The DOJ (rather the Dept of Injustice)
      is fighting for the civil rights of the criminal illegal aliens
      while at the same time ignore the civil rights of the US
      citizens like Brian Terry and many BPs. What injustices.

  8. Jane says:

    I support Arpaio. Unlike with Pearce, it won’t be up to a Mormon church to decide who stays or who goes. What we need is a 10,000 person Fast & Furious march through Phoenix to drop this ball back into Eric Holder’s lap.

    Arpaio is right–Obama wants a whipping boy–but it won’t be him.

    • Angee says:

      I’m with you, this is exactly what we need a huge march
      to show our disgust with the lawbreakers in D.C.

      On Wed. Dec. 14 king thug Randy Parraz put on his circus
      with Reza bringing in a child and a bag of toys to show how
      the Sheriff gives toys to the children of the mothers that have
      been arrested by the Sheriff. The incoherent Reza blamed
      the Sheriff for “separating the children from the mothers!”
      He didn’t see the criminal mothers as causing the separation.
      It was all the fault of the law enforcing Sheriff!!

      This people don’t get it. The crime in their communities is
      their contribution to the USA. First they enter illegally, then
      they form their own communities to resemble Mexico, next
      the nightly or weekly parties with plenty of alcohol always
      cause rapes, molestations, all kinds of sexual acts against
      women, and chldren! That is the culture of the semi-literate
      or illiterate criminal illegals at work! that is why many flee
      their countries, they have left a trail of rapes in their own
      country and sometimes that’s the reason they come here.
      They know there is no way to identify them, and the USA
      does not have their criminal records because they change
      names as they change clothes.

      The rude, demanding crowd under the tutelage of Randy
      and Reza snorted, caughed, laughed and made noises
      when the Sheriff’s representative was giving his report to
      the CBOS. They had accused the Sheriff of profiling and
      discriminating brown people. Yet when the crimes occur
      they want him to find our without reporting. or helping to
      identify the predators? If the detectives start asking the
      necessary questions of them, they shut down and say
      nothing, or lie about who did what so they, their friends or
      relatives don’t get jailed and deported.

      Anyone who has liven in Mexico knows full well about the
      daily rapes. Nurses in that country have seen babies die
      after bleeding from rapes by drunk relatives, young girls
      and even old women are often victims of the drunken, over
      violent rapists that live among them. A great majority of men
      think they pay the women a compliment by having sex with
      them!!! Again, that is the culture that has existed for years
      in that country. When the illegals come here, they bring their
      sub-culture with them with them. They compensate for their
      feelings of inferiority by showing power over women and even
      little children. Read the daily Mexican Newspapers and you’ll
      see the numbers of daily rapes.

      Jane is right, we need to march and show our disgust with the
      crimes committed by the illegals, and to support the only man
      who has the courage to enforce our laws Sheriff Arpaio will
      go down in history as a true patriot and lawman.

  9. teapartytami says:

    the administration is not too keen on sheriff joe’s investigation into obama’s birth certificate .. so this hit has many facets…

  10. Ruth says:

    Someone is LYING. Look at this story from Sept 2010:

    Six months prior to this investigation the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) had already conducted its own investigation of sheriff Arpaio’s office and not only gave it a clean bill of health, they actually gave a raving review. The report said things like “The OI and DRO supervisors consider the conduct and performance of the MCSO … officers to be professional and meeting the requirement of the MOA.” And that they considered the working relationship between the feds and the sheriff’s office to be “excellent” and that cases brought by the sheriff’s office to be “high quality.”

    The DOJ then got caught with its pants down when more government documents were uncovered under the Freedom of Information Act that suggests politics may be at the root of the investigation.

  11. vinoaz says:

    They should be investigating Holder, Napolitano and Mary Rose for starters. Jo is a real patriot and not afraid to stand up for what is right. I am sick of the loony left, illegals, criminals and terrorists. I want my country back. Liberalism is a moral disorder.

  12. Doc says:

    The annoying one sez in the WND Article that we can’t have 50 different states enforcing individual Immigration laws…THAT’S TH’ WHOLE POINT, dude! Sheriff Joe’s DOIN TH’ VERY JOB th’ FEDS REFUSE TO DO!

    …but then again…that’s th’ whole point, huh?

  13. Ricky Lujan says:

    Sheriff Joe nailed it when he said DOJ needed a way to get in the news cycle on the anniversary of Border Agent Brian Terry’s murder.

    This DOJ “report” on Arpaio is pure politics…at its worst.