Joe Arpaio Says He's Running for "Spite" at Far-Right Wingnut Convention

Joe at the CSPOA. If you don't want to watch 30 minutes of blather, the highlights are below

The mutual embrace of Sheriff Joe Arpaio and far right wing extremist groups has been going on for some time now, Arpaio's ludicrous foray into the conspiranut world of birtherdom being but the latest example.

As I've documented at length, Arpaio has cozied up to racists, hard-core nativists and assorted fringe rightists in recent years, and they've cozied up right back, hailing him as their hero. This obscene tango has dovetailed neatly with Arpaio's discovery of illegal immigration as an issue he can exploit for political purposes.

So it should be no surprise that Arpaio recently graced the stage at a convention of Richard Mack's conspiratorial Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mack is a former sheriff of Graham County, Arizona who has made a name for himself in far-right kookery by pimping the idea that a sheriff's power trumps all other laws. 

He also shills for an extremist organization known as the Oath Keepers, made up of former and current law enforcement and military personnel who believe it is their duty to defy what they deem to be unconstitutional orders.

These unconstitutional orders include a number of paranoid wingnut fantasies such as, "any order to blockade American cities, thus turning them into giant concentration camps," and, "orders to invade and subjugate any state that asserts its sovereignty and declares the national government to be in violation of the compact by which that state entered the Union," among others.

Mack's CSPOA is aligned closely with the Oath Keepers, which sponsored his January 30-31 Vegas conference. The two groups share the same basic beliefs.

"The county sheriff is the line in the sand," states the CSPOA website. "The county sheriff is the one who can say to the feds, `Beyond these bounds you shall not pass.'This is not only within the scope of the sheriff's authority; it's the sheriff's sworn duty."

Mack writes on the CSPOA site that, 

"We do not have to stand by and watch while America is destroyed from within. If our counties, cities, and states and all local officers keep their oaths to protect us from tyranny, we can win this battle to take our country back. This is our plan, our goal and our quest."

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Joe Human
Joe Human

Politics aside .. could someone please explain why it's OK for the federal gov't to borrow money from China to sue Arpaio and the state of AZ for "withholding documents" related to racial profiling .. but it's perfectly OK for E. Holder to stonewall our United States Congress by withholding 10's of 1000's of pages they have issued a subpoena for?

Let's just say that Arpaio is a racist pig and targets every Latino he can lay his white hands on, does that even compare to E. Holder letting more than 2,000 guns into the hands of ruthless drug lords? And when our own law enforcement blows the whistle, they are punished.

Civilians getting killed is all fine and dandy .. it's only when two law enforcement personnel get killed that someone squawks about it. But even when the ATF squawks, they too get shut down.

Hate Arpaio all you want .. but Obama and E. Holder are no less bent on their own agenda.

If you put up with E. Holder's FnF, then you're just like all the fucking religious lunatics who believe Jesus died on the cross and rose to heaven 3 days later. If you can swallow one whopper, then all the rest are even easier.

Madfoot713
Madfoot713

How can you even compare Sheriffs Arpaio and Mack? Arpaio is a jackass, but Mack's a goddamned hero for all I care. God damn you Stephen Lemons for calling him a conspiracist.

4you2read
4you2read

Well Joe.  First of all, It is not your job to vet the president of the usa.  You should have told the looney paranoid people coming into your office with their last hope.  To get out and stop this nonsense.  You are the Sheriff.  Your job is to stop crime within maricopa county.  Your job is to make sure your deputies are doing their job, filing reports, and following up on cases.  You have a backlog of rape cases, child molestation and many others.  Seems like you should be investigating Babau for lying about his past employment history.  But Really? Joe.  Fighting back at the president because he has disiplined you regarding profiling?  Come on.  Just do your elected job or retire and enjoy vacations in peace.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Joe said "What am I supposed to do? First of all, I don't even know who they are
anyway. We lock 'em up at night. I can't see who's in the car. Then the
windows are so dirty, they [don't go] to the car wash. I can't see
what's in the car."

Yeah Joe, everybody knows you can't see them pesky messicans at night unless they're smilin" real wide?????????????????????????????????????

But, of course, that doesn't make you a bigot does it?

Please please please Arizona SECEDE

D
D

Hey don't knock Oath Keepers.org. They will be the ones to save your ass when all your wetback friends are rounded up and locked away in concentration camps after you refused to get out of our country as warned. Personally I hope they look the other way while it happens. How many times do they have to be told to get the hell back over the border?
Boycott this cheap tabloid of a publication and it will go away sooner. Anyone who calls them self a feathered bastard will hopefully disappear during the next dove hunting season.

Lisa Hinkle
Lisa Hinkle

Sheriff Joe would have my vote if I were still living in Maricopa County. I voted for him last time. He shows respect to those who have earned it. He shows more respect for the the law. It has nothing to do with being racist. It has everything to do with upholding the law and not making allowances for people who break it. I have had the pleasure of spending time in his jail. Not an experience I plan on making again. However, He would still get my vote if I were living there. He has done wonders for our community. FYI before you call him a racist, have you considered the fact that the woman he loves more then life itself is Hispanic? How can someone who is married to a "minority" woman be called racist. It leads me to believe you don't know the real meaning of the word. I can call him a racist against criminals which he will gladly be called a racist against. In fact by that definition I too am a racist against any illegal activity. So Keep It up Joe! 

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

Are you feeling OK?

People in Joe's homestate of Massachusetts don't even like his senile old ass. Give it up. Joe's losing his fan base and he will be indicted and sent to prison for the rest of his miserable life.   

azbluesgal
azbluesgal

No offense dear, but i think you got more problems with your womanhood and self esteem and felony issues to make any intelligent comments about Old Joe. Maybe YOU like guys like that personally, which is why you are so in love with the old impotent incontinent fart. as far as illegal activity, my best friend was also a guest, and says there is so much illegal SHAWSHANK activity going on there.  My bud quit drinking 25 years ago, so I don't imagine the climate or activity has changed any. I am happy you are no longer here to vote this man back on his toilet throne of power. good luck to ya honey, you are going to need it, it that is your mindset. yuck.

azbluesgal
azbluesgal

Don't cha just luv him? I used to tell my mom "the more you complain the longer god makes you live"......but I LOVED HER. HAR HAR. This man gets more deranged EVEry. Day. Senility is rewarded here in AZ. Now speechless.

Guest
Guest

Joe's Gotta Go!

FormerRepublican
FormerRepublican

No county sheriff should be allowed to operate without oversight and accountability. TERM LIMITS are in order for Arizona's county sheriffs.

GloobBleen
GloobBleen

Arpaio is always running in diapers. What else can you expect for an ol' bigot with a prostate as big as his head to do? He's having a tough time now that he threw his offishal diaper changer, Henderschitt, under the bus. He was caught stealing 99.5 million for his diapers. Now when he needs a change they have to bring in Rusty Pearce cause he 'n' Joey are such good buddies and have so much in common.

spitefuloldman
spitefuloldman

Sheriff Joe is the butthole of Arizona and of America.

Chinho
Chinho

That was a hard one to come up with huh?

Amadeus332
Amadeus332

How about assho!....sounds better huh?

FormerRepublican
FormerRepublican

No county sheriff should be allowed to operate without oversight and accountability. TERM LIMITS are in order for Arizona's county sheriffs!

FormerRepublican
FormerRepublican

No county sheriff should be allowed to operate without oversight and accountability. TERM LIMITS are in order for Arizona's county sheriff's. 

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

I agree 100% with you regarding term limits.

Term limits MUST be imposed on not just sheriffs, but every public office holder. And it has to be done via a state constitutional amendment. 

independent_az
independent_az

“I was confused then, I'm confused now." - Joe Arpaio

Arpaio is the poster child for term limits. I say "child" because of his frequent displays of petulance. He wasn't too bad when he started as sheriff but that was a long time ago. Now he is a corrupt, arrogant, bully with a long history of intimidation and abuses of power. He is more interested in courting media attention and the right-wing than in doing his job ($100 million in "misspent" funds, hundreds of "mishandled" s e x abuse investigations, ...). To now hear that he is running out of "spite" is no surprise. His regime is collapsing and I can only hope that the voters here in Arizona will finally wake up to the embarrassment and danger that he is.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

A couple days ago lying Jack claimed that the pink undies had nothing to do with inmate dislike of the color and 100% to dobe with thefta prevention upon release. Arpaio has another answer.

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

The only thing Arpaio is running is from the federal government and the State of Arizona once the criminal indictments are handed up and he realizes the jig is up.

Arpaio is nothing but a senile clown and coward. He needs to go. Now.  

Eddie Hassel
Eddie Hassel

 He will then run for Arizona Governor. you guys are fucked no matter what he does. the only way Joe will go away is if he dies.

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

Joe can't recall who the current Arizona governor is. Hell, he couldn't even recall coming up with the brilliant idea to charge a sitting Superior Court judge with 3 felonies for ruling against him.

Joe is NOT fit for ANY public office. ESPECIALLY one that is of high risk of liability and responsible for police service. 

Horus45
Horus45

He doesn't need to run for Governor, Jan is his puppet.

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

Really? How is Joe a millionaire, given he makes about $100K a year?

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

And all this time I thought Jan was Russell's puppet...

Mark
Mark

 And most new times readers are unemployed or poor.

Chinho
Chinho

 He dont need the money either as he is a millionaire.

Zee
Zee

 Either way he wins. its a win win situation for Joe no matter how it ends up. circular logic.

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

Joe's going down buddy.

My sources tell me that the DOJ and the State of Arizona are ready to drop the hammer on the Old Fool. 

Chinho
Chinho

JOE WILL WIN ONCE AGAIN LD19 YOU DORK.

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

Joe couldn't win his way out of a brown paper bag. 

Zee
Zee

 Once again zee is a female women. zee short for zorana.

Bnbk
Bnbk

"Then the windows are so dirty,they don't go to the carwash,I can't see whats in the car." Yea ASSpaio, so is your hair,why don't you try some degreaser on that lube pit on top of your head ?

Zodiacqueen
Zodiacqueen

Joe is a Gemini so he or they can pull off two personality's at once. so your are correct in your assumption HADDIE NUFF.

Jason Cox
Jason Cox

All 7 people at that seminar will vote for him... 

Lenore hoolign
Lenore hoolign

 That means he will get 7 more votes on top of the ones that already send him over the top to another great win. joe wins again and you lose again...........

independent_az
independent_az

If Joe wins again then all of Maricopa County loses.

Eleanor Holguin
Eleanor Holguin

I don't know if he can plan that far in advance. You know, with his memory issues.

That is a good question......

Zee
Zee

 Can you? could you?

Haddie Nuff
Haddie Nuff

Eleanor, do you suppose Joe might be setting the sour grapes stage for when he loses? You know, "I didn't want it anyway; I was just running out of spite."

styx
styx

Apparently, the majority of folks on this thread that dislike Joe, are most likely the punks he arrested!
Keep up the great work Joe!
You will be re-elected!!

HELLS ANGELS MC AZ
HELLS ANGELS MC AZ

The Hells Angels MC love and respect joe because he never arrested us ever. we got him in our pockets. 

get fucked joe
get fucked joe

I think it is because you are not brown. Dirty but not brown.

FUKI FRISCO 81
FUKI FRISCO 81

 If you had ever met any Hells Angels you would know that we have all types of people in our club of all different skin colors. we are not all white. FUKI  HELLS ANGELS MC FRISCO - OAKLAND CALIFORNIA.

CHICO HAMC PHX AZ
CHICO HAMC PHX AZ

There are many Brown Hells Angels of Mexican or Latino decent. I am one of them. we also have Asian and Jewish members. CHICO MORA HELLS ANGELS PHX AZ.

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