Russell Pearce, Crybaby Loser, Can't Yet "Forgive" Jerry Lewis For Whuppin' Him

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Pearce: Still not man enough to call Lewis and formally concede after a 12 point loss

In a grotesque mix of Freudian projection, denial, all-out hubris and crass hypocrisy, ex-state Senate President Russell Pearce has told the Arizona Capitol Times that he's trying to "forgive" Jerry Lewis, the man who spanked him hard by 12 points in the Legislative District 18 recall election for the "dishonesty" that took place during the campaign.

"I'm not a hateful guy," Pearce claimed to the CapTimes. "It's difficult with the dishonesty that took place in that campaign. It's disappointing, a lot of things that happened in the campaign. I tend to get over things, so we'll work on that. I should forgive him, so we'll work on that."

Well, if you know anything about Pearce, you know he was easily the most hateful politician in Arizona. I use the past tense here because his political career is now kaput, in large part because he's such a hateful dude.

Pearce is the guy who banned people from the state Senate, remember? People whose political beliefs he did not approve of, such as Phoenix human rights activist Sal Reza.

Not to mention that he blamed illegal immigrants for all of America's woes, worked to rob birthright citizenship from the American citizen kids of undocumented aliens, hung-out with extremists such as neo-Nazi J.T. Ready (and then denied the association later), did nothing to extend federal unemployment benefits rightfully due out-of-work Arizonans, mercilessly cut education and then buffaloed anyone who would listen to make himself seem like a friend to education, and on and on. 

Indeed, reading about Pearce condemning the alleged "dishonesty" of others gives further credence to the arguments of unbelievers. Because if there were a God in the sky, Pearce likely would've been on the receiving end of a lightening bolt for accusing folks of what he himself is guilty of.

Over the years of reporting on Pearce, I've often wondered if he was capable of telling the truth. I've done many, many blog posts and columns cataloging his countless whoppers. The most recent followed a Pearce appearance on PBS' Horizon during the recall election

What's particularly galling about this CapTimes quote is that Pearce's opponent Jerry Lewis, now state Senator from LD18, ran an exceptionally honest and clean campaign. 

That's unlike the campaign run by Pearce and his supporters, which involved false accusations about Lewis' work educating homeless kids, fake Facebook and Twitter accounts, a sham candidate by the name of Olivia Cortes, misleading robo-calls intended to suppress the vote, and pro-Pearce mailers so full of lies they'd singe Satan's fingers were he playing mailman.

And Pearce is working on "forgiving" Lewis? As I've written before and as was once more confirmed by the CapTimes article, Pearce has never even bothered to call Lewis, as is tradition in American politics, and formally concede.

Which shows you just what a low-born hunk of pond scum Pearce really is.

Here's the intriguing question -- is Pearce delusional, does he believe his own bull, or not?

Like a lot of two-bit con artists, Pearce is not delusional. He is a serial prevaricator, pure and simple.

I've caught him in lies before, and when confronted, he either shrugged it off or kept right on with the fibs and the falsehoods, as if by telling more it would somehow insulate him from exposure. 

Well, Russ, the public finally got your number, and that's why you're out of a job, hating on the man who whupped you fair and square.


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JasonTodd Ready
JasonTodd Ready

I believe Russell suffers from some sort of mental illness which allows him to believe his own lies as truth to him in his own mind. Kinda sad really. More like pathetic.  

suzanne
suzanne

Thanks for reporting on this.  Russell Pearce is a sad excuse for a "leader."

Linda Gallie
Linda Gallie

No matter how you look at it the People of Arizona scored BIG TIME with Jerry Lewis. I am so grateful such a decent person replaced Pearce.  A respectable, educated, upstanding member of the Mesa community VS the "habitual liar" Pearce who has a record of being a moral cripple and then made the decision to sell his soul to ALEC so all he became was a puppet for Chuck Coughlin !!   Thank goodness the People of LD18 helped us rid the AZ Senate of this man. 

Fudruccer53
Fudruccer53

my name is johnny c maloy and the state of arizona trird and convicted me of a crime that never was committed by anyone in 1989 and 1 of the judges i went infront of in phoenix ariz was judge dawn snyder-hyatt aka carl r chamblee and i graduated from bloomfield nm high school with dawn snyder-hyatt when she was carl r chamblee on may 27, 1971. she became a judge 2 pay 4 sex change and is not an attorney. and neither are any of the ariz judges either.

Mistalee
Mistalee

Somebody please hand that decripit pussifart his crying towel.

IonOtter
IonOtter

Here's my question:  why has he been re-elected SIX TIMES times if he's such a horrible person?

Just looking at his Wiki page, and whew!  This goes well beyond "dirt bag".  As far back as 1993, it was clear that this guy is a real "winner", and yet, here he is, in 2011, getting forced out.  Has the "body politic" of Arizona really been constipated for nearly 20 years? 

Or was Pearce giving the people what they wanted?

Pearce is a horribly damaged human being.  If you look at every single politician even close to him, you'll see the exact same thing:  abusive parents, either alcoholic or some other reason, and they all say "I turned out great because of such strict parents!"  He can't help being what he is, so the failures of 20 years can't be heaped on his shoulders alone.

No.  The failures of 20 years can be found in the mirror.  If you're one of those who've voted for him in the past, and you're now breathing a sigh of relief that he's gone, then you've got some serious soul-searching to do.  You need to ask yourself WHY you thought this guy was so awesome that you put him back in office just once, let alone six times.

We as a nation are on the brink of a revolution of mind, body and soul.  The Internet means we can no longer justify hiding behind the veil of ignorance, and we are being forced to accept PERSONAL responsibility for the failures of those we put in office, or fail to remove from the same.

So once this deed is done, and Pearce is gone, starts talking to your neighbors.  Get to know them.  Don't fight, but *do* debate, even if it gets heated.  Find out WHY someone like Pearce was put into such a powerful place for so long, then try to figure out how to keep such sad, damaged people from gaining power again.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

I am not seeing a lot of sympathy for our disgraced former State Senate President. Historically the ONLY sitting senate president EVER recalled.

If you're looking for forgiveness, Mister Pearce, you need only look in the mirror.

You did it all to yourself as you continued the daily rape of your voters.

I seriously doubt SENATOR Lewis is holding his breath waiting for you to "forgive" him. In fact, I would be surprised if he really even thinks about you these days, in church or not.

Grow yourself a pair, Mister Pearce. You're old enough now to do so.

Follower_of_the_ONE
Follower_of_the_ONE

Piss off Rusty, you are just so yesterday's news.  Arpiao's fed fight is the prevailing flavor of the week. 

Threefow
Threefow

"Keep your friends close and your enemies closer." Don't lose track of this guy. He's probably up to something nefarious. I'm sure he doesent thinks his political career is "kaput."

Fed up in LD18
Fed up in LD18

In the span of a carriage return, Pearce whines about "dishonesty" and then lies by saying "I'm not a hateful person."

What a loser. Goodbye Russell. Don't let the door hit you.

Norma
Norma

Who's suppose to forgive who?  He has still has no shame.  Unbelievable!

ExpertShot
ExpertShot

Hey Pearce - White Priviledge ended about 1964.  You can't get by on the color of your skin and the vile nature of your hate speech anymore.  LOSER!

Chad Snow
Chad Snow

In the meantime, it is Pearce's side that is currently being investigated by a Special Prosecutor (because Horne, as usual, is conflicted out) and by the Secretary of State's office for illegal campaign "chicanery, skullduggery, and outright fraudulent conduct" (to quote my main man, Tom Ryan).  The Recall committee and the Lewis campaign played by the rules, disclosed all of our donors, and have clear consciences. 

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

I'm pretty sure Mr. Lewis spends his days worrying about when ru-SELL pearce is going to forgive him for whipping his ass,  LOL.

Message to ru-SELL pearce:

Nobody gives a shit of about your miserable ass, why don't you just shut the fuck up and spend the rest of your miserable life like the bitter fool you are;  BTW, just like with the Sheriff Joke ArPayaso, you will die soon, and I am going to piss on both of your fucking graves, asshole.

Jason
Jason

Russell Pearce is a sad old man.

He was recalled, then booted from office, because of his extreme politics and his failure to make himself available his constituents to hear them voice their concerns to their duly-elected representative.

Pearce, do us all a favor. Vanish. Disappear. And don't come back.

rick
rick

SON OF A BITCH SHOULD JUST DIE. IT WILL BE NO DIFFERNCE IN THE WORLD.  HATEFUL BASTARD

Wasillawitch
Wasillawitch

And once again, we get to see who the smaller man is.  Go rot with your lies Pearce.

Wasillawitch
Wasillawitch

Thanks Stephen, now I KNOW there's no God Almighty, because Pearce surely would be a crispy critter after telling that whopper!

Ramon A Castro
Ramon A Castro

you forgot the fiesta bowl fiasco as well as his firing from MVD.This guy is a POS!~

Susurro Perforado
Susurro Perforado

This just confirms that we did the right thing, folks.

I've learned that people almost always justify themselves some way.  Things that seem obvious to the rest of us (Lewis ran a clean campaign, while Pearce ran a vicious campaign) aren't so obvious to those involved.  Wherever you're at in life, you've usually justified every step you took to get there.  Thus, Pearce feels that Lewis "ran a dishonest campaign."  The rest of us laugh, but Pearce sincerely believes it.  It is self-deception at work, and it is sad.In spite of the Pearce team's attacks on those close to me, and to myself, during the campaign, I honestly do not feel any malice toward them now.  I really hope Pearce can get there.  He is not worthless;  he is a human being, and we lose something if we don't care for him too.  I encourage everyone to think twice about unleashing too much on Pearce as a person.  We ran against him to move past that kind of thing.

Jewel in the desert
Jewel in the desert

I'm still working on "forgiving" Russell Pearce for putting a lot of great people in Arizona through hell for the past 11 years and practically single handedly ruining Arizona for generations.  The only thing I can agree on that Pearce said is how difficult and disappointing the dishonesty in the campaign was.....trouble is......it was all his campaign that was so disgusting and disappointing.  Hey Pearce, I have a suggestion for you....why don't you spend your time and energy "repenting" of all your sins and lies and "forgiving" all the political rejects and buffoons  who helped screw up your campaign....yourself included.

Pelon Sobas
Pelon Sobas

Hahahahahahahhahahahah, Russell got his rear ckick by the voters, hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha    hahahahahahahaha   hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha loser  hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

Wanumba
Wanumba

Hey Russ, take your phoney forgiveness and shove it up your ass.  Racist old crackers like you are dying off every day, face it, the voters hate you because you are an asshole.  You lied, put up a phoney candidate, had your sleazebag brother go out and threaten people and you did everything to illegally influence the election.  And you STILL had your ass handed to you.  Move, there is probably some white enclave compound in Idaho that would love to have you.

Anthony Wesley
Anthony Wesley

I really can't believe that idiot.  How can he keep a straight face and say that crap.  He is a compulsive liar and is willing to lie, cheat and steal to get what he wants.  I can't believe that Jerry Lewis was able to keep a civil tongue with him. He is a much better man than I am and a saint compared to Russ.

Jason
Jason

Excellent, spot-on comment Tommy.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

You may recall that less than two months ago the Flaccid Fool was using the pearce election as a way of staying out of the news....

Serho
Serho

Why do people hire (vote into office) a fat pig slob that obviously cannot even run his own body? If a person lacks the self control to not eat until he / she is a sloven blob of gelatin, can that person properly dictate the behavior of others? Sheriff Ho and his gelatinous former side kick come to mind.   

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Please remember, Chad. In Mister Pearce's world the truth has nothing to do with his 'reality'. His 'reality' is what currently spews from his mouth.

His personality is such that since he is no longer "in charge" of ANYTHING, he has to find some way to belittle those who beat him at his own game, and followed all the rules while he was being severely beaten (virtually, of course).

Thus, he is STILL trying to damage the gentleman who is NOW senator.

His favorite whine might be, "No one loves me any more. As if anyone ever did".

Bnbk
Bnbk

Yes indeed,he is a sad old man. You know it really kind of makes me feel bad about all the things I said about him & all the names people were calling him.........NOT ! He's still a worthless corrupt criminal that deserves to be doing jail time right along his buddy JoKKKe. F.U RuSSELL,you deserve everything you received & more.

Amadeus332
Amadeus332

Rick...I agree with you...but tell us how you really feel about... MormonKahDaffy aka Russell Pearce.

teknik1200
teknik1200

i'd not wish death on anyone.  growing old sad and alone sounds much more fitting.

DPSnAZ
DPSnAZ

He's a criminal, plain and simple, convicted in court or not.

Jewel in the desert
Jewel in the desert

The feelings and effects of 11 years of "legislative bullying" don't go away in one month.....but like I said....I really am working on "forgiving" Russell Pearce for all he's done to our state.  Too bad his words of "forgiveness" are most likely just a pathetic attempt at having people feel sorry for him. If he really means what he says than he should swallow his pride and finally call Jerry Lewis like every other civilized politician is suppose to do right after losing an election.

DPSnAZ
DPSnAZ

I think a good place for him to move to is either Colorado City or Hilldale. Maybe he could get dual citizenship from both entities.

Wasillawitch
Wasillawitch

It's the difference between being a truly civil person with true character, and a wicked  deviant who values neither civility or character.

Jason
Jason

Now that Pearce has been ousted, the MCSO shurf is the one in the firepit...

DPSnAZ
DPSnAZ

And looking at the expression on his face, it sure looks like even Viagra isn't working anymore.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Truth is inflexible.  However when it is flexed as Pearce and others do, it becomes something we can not count on.  In the end LD 18 could not count on Pearce.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

lol yes. like when all his racist friends either change their ways or die he will be all alone. and sad.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

too bad he's not wanted DEAD or ALIVE(I'd prefer the dead part, but if he was wanted dead or alive I would be on the hunt for him)

DPSnAZ
DPSnAZ

The Feds just declared ArPayaso "Public Enemy # 1"

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Yes, Gerry. And LD-18 voters counted him OUT...

Thank goodness for that.

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