Jan Brewer: Creepy, Incoherent, and Frighteningly Stupid in Dennis Gilman's GOTV Video

If you need an incentive to cast a ballot, here it is

Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard may not be the perfect gubernatorial candidate, but compared to his Republican rival Governor Jan Brewer, he's a freakin' Nobel Prize laureate. It's a real sin that the political climate of this state is so focused on bashing Mexicans. Otherwise, Brewer wouldn't have a popsicle's chance in July, and Goddard would be the anointed one.

Barring a gargantuan upset at the polls, it seems Goddard will be bested by our creepy, barely-there governor, for whom stringing a few words together is more challenging than solving a Rubik's Cube blindfolded. 

Hey, at least I'll have plenty to write about for the next four years. Still, the better angel of my nature would like to see Arizona pull out of its current, zombie-like slump. At least while I'm living here. And that will not be happening with Brewer (read: Chuck Coughlin) at the helm.

Local videographer Dennis Gilman has put together a YouTube piece on Jan that's either intensely depressing, or highly motivating if you think there's a chance of stopping her. Gilman apparently believes Goddard still has a shot, so this is his get-out-the-vote effort. Admittedly, after viewing it, I'm even less inclined to blow off election day.



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Robert the Roman
Robert the Roman

God what a moron!!! She can't put 5 words together to make an even semi-coherent sentence. With a governor like that, no wonder she and her nativist cronies are costing the state millions of dollars in revenues, not to mention the bad publicity. The vast majority of so-called "illegals" speak English better then she can. How pathetic!

Thee MadCaPs
Thee MadCaPs

Jan Brewer - The First Politician to "Run From Office" as opposed to "Run For Office"!!!

Emil Pulsifer
Emil Pulsifer

Thanks, Tommy C. Sometimes it's simply a matter of time-pressure. When I posted that I had time (I think) for a read-through but simply didn't do it. I should have. I also intend to login for long messages in future so that I can edit in place...

chicagonut
chicagonut

Bashing Mexicans? You mean the ones here illegally, don't you? I mean do most sane people speak highly of any lawbreaker? This isn't about a nationality. It is about the rule of law. The fact that it is Mexicans that are here in the largests numbers illegally isn't our fault.

It wouldn't matter if Brewer were an impeccable speaker you would still be slinging arrows at her because she wants our immigration laws enforced and her state protected. Just admit your real agenda.

Emil Pulsifer
Emil Pulsifer

Gah. I need a proofreader. "That's not neither" is the incompletely edited revision of an earlier sentence, changed to read "that's neither" -- or that was my intent.

Emil Pulsifer
Emil Pulsifer

Incidentally, I do hope that Mr. Lemons will forgive me for mentioning another writer or two. To give Mr. Lemons his "props", it must be admitted in all honesty that, among local media writers, he has been the earliest, most consistent, and most effective defender of immigrant rights in Arizona. That's not neither hyperbole nor sycophancy, that's an objective and accurate assessment.

That said, there are occasionally other voices, and they ought to be received with approval, but sometimes it seems that there isn't a venue appropriate to this.

For example, there is a columnist for Times Publications who goes by the nom de plume Slim Smith. I don't always identify with his columns, by any means, but the current one is remarkable in its against-the-grain argument in favor of "amnesty". It's all the more courageous since Times Publications (a local monthly that appears under a variety of regional names, e.g., Northwest Valley Times) seems in many respects quintessentially reactionary, regularly printing reader letters blaming the wave of bedbug infestations on illegal immigrants, for example. This publication has no forums for reader comment, yet I feel that credit should be given where credit is due; so perhaps Mr. Lemons will forgive an occasional digression of this sort.

The current version of Slim's View, titled "Amnesty? There's worse!" is noteworthy not only for some finely homespun writing, but for the uncharacteristic ability (in Arizona media circles) for a white-male opinion writer to be able and willing to understand the facts, communicate them effectively, and, identify at some level with Mexican immigrants as underdogs, not intimately, but in a kind of commonsense, progressive working-class way that wasn't uncommon in Arizona before the advent of right-wing talk-radio, but seldom seems to exist these days, especially as a media voice. Here's an excerpt:

* * *What is amnesty anyhow and why does it evoke such powerful negative emotions?

The answer to the first part of the question is simple enough: Amnesty, at least in the most contemporary context, is the idea of permitting those people who have entered the U.S. illegally to remain here, perhaps even as citizens.

And that very idea sends a lot of folks into a state of apoplexy.

“What part of illegal don’t you understand?” echoes the lusty cry of those who are very much offended by the idea. The mere thought that someone could live here as a citizen without doing anything to “earn” it is an outrage to so many people who have done nothing to “earn” that privilege, either.

So I find this whole “illegal is illegal” argument far from satisfying. Where I’m from, it used to be illegal to drink from the wrong water fountain, after all. And many of those staunch law-abiding Arizonans have no pangs of conscience when it comes to tearing up those speed-camera tickets.

On the contrary, more and more, I’m convinced that something very much like “amnesty” is the only practical, moral solution to the problem – a problem that I’m not all that convinced is much of a problem to start with.

By some accounts, there are as many as 18 million illegal immigrants living in the U.S. The idea that we can simply send them back across the border is a ridiculous proposition. It won’t work, and no amount of Russell Pearce legislation is going to affect those numbers one iota.

So from a practical point of view, the idea of sending 18 million illegal immigrants is a waste of time and emotional capital.

And from a moral perspective, it is even more objectionable.

Len Munsil, a Christian attorney – talk about a minority, huh? – wrote an editorial piece for the Arizona Republic a while back defending hard-line immigration legislation such as SB 1070 from a Christian perspective.

It was a hard sell, I thought. Defending SB 1070 on the basis of morality is to argue the merits of 1070 at its weakest point.

Well, I don’t know how much of a Christian Munsil is, but he’s 100 percent lawyer, that’s for sure.

He seemed to spend considerable energy finding a few “case histories” in the scriptures to present a feeble argument. My reaction: How very sad it must be to spend your time scouring the Bible looking for loopholes in that great hymn of grace that is the Bible.

There is simply no Christian basis for any immigration policy that does not give careful consideration to the humanity of the people most affected. I expect that sort of attitude from people like Russell Pearce. But when Christians are saying – to borrow from a parable – “Who is my neighbor?” something had gone terribly wrong.

Illegal aliens, by and large, are economic refugees. They come here in desperation, motivated by the same desires that have always been the story of America – the quest for a better life, earned by the sweat on their brow. Jan Brewer can slander them; call them a bunch of drug-running crazies who scatter headless bodies all over place if she wants. But most who have spent any time in Arizona know better. Those “illegals” have been here for more than 50 years. They aren’t much of a threat. Reasonable people understand this.

. . . .

That also brings us to another popular catch-phrase: “They should do it the right way!”

Certainly, the more prosperous, better connected and educated immigrants can do things the right way. They have that luxury.

But when you’re dirt poor and desperate, doing it the right way isn’t an option. So you do it any way you can, even if it means walking across 300 miles of open desert with little more than the shirt on your back to get to a country full of Russell Pearces.

But that’s what we’ve come to in this country. We jealously guard even the crumbs from our table for fear that some people we judge to be unworthy might sustain themselves with them.

Amnesty?

There are worse things, I figure.

* * *

http://timespublications.com/s...

Satan's wrinkled whore
Satan's wrinkled whore

The fucking woman is a total whack job. AND SHE WILL GET ELECTED. What the hell do you morons need to see that this lying whore is out to get elected governor at ANY COST, and the rest of you can go fuck yourselves. HEADLESS corpses in Maricopa County. WHAT THE GODDAMNED FUCK DO YOU THINK THAT SOUNDS LIKE TO A NORMAL CITY. Go ahead and hate the Mexicans, you dumb bastards can't ever get anything right.BREWER IS YOUR ENEMY...

Shector
Shector

Goddard will have his ass handed to him on a silver platter next week. Brewer is on top of Arizona right now and the people love her! Shes a true gem, a hard nosed woman whos for the rule of law! Im very proud of our Governor and how she stands up for Arizona! GO BREWER!

Terry......looks like retirement is coming early. GOP rules......Dems drool.

Chem Trail Karen
Chem Trail Karen

The video sucks. Its a cheezy attempt by an open border fag trying to scare us when Brewer is doing a fine job balancing the budget.

Stacy
Stacy

Great video.. this says it all.

Mike Shaldjian
Mike Shaldjian

You'd have to be insane to elect this woman as Governor.

Emil Pulsifer
Emil Pulsifer

P.S. The haunting imagery was also very effective, without being over-the-top. Note that the Phoenix area's office vacancy rate is currently between 26 and 28 percent:

http://www.azcentral.com/busin...

And the largest commercial real-estate transaction this year was the purchase by Chinese investors of 7 apartment complex properties. Meet the new absentee landlords:

http://www.azcentral.com/busin...

Emil Pulsifer
Emil Pulsifer

Brilliant, Mr. Gilman, and highly effective! Video so nice I had to watch it twice. I especially liked the intro reminiscent of the X-files. Creative graphics that caught my attention without distracting me from the message, skilled use of music to build mood, and a compelling framing of the issues. Impressive. (The explosion and end-frame graphics were slightly kitchy, but I loved them.)

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

I feel like I live in Mayberry, honestly. Although I think even Goober would be smart enough to not vote for Mrs. Brewer. Not to mention we would have an ethical sheriff...

Truth08
Truth08

I agree, Goddard is not perfect, though he smokes Brewer by a long shot!!

Regards,Truth

bob z
bob z

she is insane.. too bad is not just her there is 1000's on her back

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Emil, it could have been worse. In fact I am sure I has seen when you have did worser. Sorry, I was practicing extemporaneous typing in preparation for a run for governor in 2014. I figure by then Brewerisms will be part of accepted language in the state.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

The latest polls show them within 3 points. People are getting sick of "No Plan Jan" and her hiding in a secret bunker!

CooperG
CooperG

There is no balanced budget. It's not even close. Especially is two of the propositions lose (not saying which ones), then there will be a special session to "fix" the budget, which Brewer, et. al. are cowards to fail to do before the election. Brewer's incompetent and so is most of the legislative leadership.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

How do you call a $800m shortfall as "balanced"? Only if you are an idiot!

Angry at Brewer
Angry at Brewer

You must not have kids in school, anyone in your family ill or hungry or you must not be a State Employee. Balanced budget my ass.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Mike, in case you haven't figured it out yet, there is a lot of insanity in Arizona. I won't be surprised to see her elected. But would be pleased to see Goddard elected. At least he truly understands that a budget can't be balanced based on what MIGHT happen in a future election.

Rob
Rob

Brewer would be a natural, female, Otis.

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