Joe Arpaio's Stooge Mike Stauffer May Be Getting IE Help from an Odd Source (w/Update)

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A pro-Stauffer IE? Spokesman Art Mobley swears it's not. Er, pro-Stauffer, that is.

Republican-turned-Independent candidate for sheriff Mike Stauffer may have almost no money, little support and may be regarded as a massive joke by nearly everyone with a lick of sense in Maricopa County.

Nevertheless, he soon could be getting some indirect assistance from a new independent expenditure committee, one trumpeted by none other than Stauffer shill DeeDee Blase.

See also:
-Paul Penzone Can Beat Arpaio, If He Turns Up the Heat
-Mike Stauffer-Supporter DeeDee Blase's Sick, Twisted Lies
-Joe Arpaio-Stooge Mike Stauffer Is "Olivia Cortes on Steroids," Says Randy Parraz
-Joe Arpaio on the Run from Paul Penzone, Mike Stauffer the Goat in New Poll (w/Update)
-Joe Arpaio Stooge Mike Stauffer a "Republican Candidate," Writes West Kenyon, Campaign Manager (w/Update)

It calls itself the Committee for Independent Non-Partisan Law Enforcement, and its website reads, at first blush, like an indirect endorsement for Stauffer, the wannabe-spoiler candidate in this election.

"Mike Stauffer is the only candidate for Sheriff with command experience and REAL law enforcement leadership skills," it states. "VOTE to give Arizona relief from the embarrassment of four more years of Joe Arpaio backwater justice."

Of Democrat Paul Penzone, the only serious candidate attempting to deny Sheriff Joe Arpaio a sixth term, the site has this to say:

"While Democratic Candidate Paul Penzone would be an improvement over Arpaio, he lacks the experience to organize and lead the nation's most infamous legal bureaucracy."

The ownership of the group's website domain maricopapac.org is being kept private.

Blase's Hispanic Politico blog and her blog with Somos Republicans both tout the site, link to it, and encourage folks to donate to the new venture.

Yet the person who answers the cell phone listed on the site is none other than Art Mobley, a longtime broadcaster in the Valley, whom I remember from his involvement with the liberal Nova M radio network and KPHX 1480.


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LaLloronaDeeDee
LaLloronaDeeDee

@stephenlemons I feel so awesome my head swelled to double size! Now time for more special witch tequila and chorizo. Witch party time!

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

Scottsdale police officers  -- "shoot first, ask later" --  should NEVER be a county sheriff for all the people.  Stauffer is a stooge for arPaio, who finds them every election cycle.  Had enough! 

xxxfacebook75
xxxfacebook75

At least he is not buying votes, like most candidates.   

ExpertShot
ExpertShot topcommenter

If Stauffer drops out now, he might have a chance to run against Penzone in the next election.  However, if he spoils this election by splitting the vote against Apayaso he will NEVER be elected EVER to ANY position of government in MARICOPA COUNTY!!!  He will be a hated individual and those associated with him as well.  But - - -  wait.  What's that I hear?  You say Apayaso has offered Stauffer a "Command" officer's position in charge of illegal immigrant roundups?  Say it ain't so Mike, say it ain't so . . . . sobbing  tears  .  disappointment, etc.

 

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

When Stauffer was interviewed on ch 17 last Sunday morning, he was asked how he' stood a chance with only $317 in his campaign war chest, and no campaign signs anywhere in the county.

 

Staffer  responded like the idiot he is.  That he was doing it all "door to door".

 

Seems he's only got about 1.5 million more doors to knock on before the election!  And not enough gas money to do it...

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

I think we'll see change coming next month.

 

Obama will be re-elected.

Penzone will be elected MCSO shurf.

The R's in the U.S. House will be cut in half...

The R's in Arizona will be cut by 3/4...

 

The people are like a sleeping giant... They're waking up and seeing that corruption and abuse of power are, simply put, not the way to go.

StaufferforSherrif
StaufferforSherrif

A PAC doesn't have to report the names of it's donors.  So even Sheriff Arpaio himself can cut us a check thanks to Citizens United.  So who cares if you Penzonions figured it out?  There are enough people who don't read this rag or any other paper. They watch TV ads and see signs all over and thats all we need to beat Penzone.   Sorry for your loss but I think it's funny and I can't wait for Joe's victory. 

 

 

chadsnow
chadsnow

NoJail/DeeDee says "Show me one bit of proof that Stauffer's in this election for the benefit of Arpaio..." 

 

Here you go: 

 

Summary from Switchboard, and proof positive Stauffer's a goat:

Paul Penzone 331 votes, 38.94%

Joe Arpaio 378 votes, 44.47%

Mike Stauffer 70 votes, 8.24%

None of Above: 71 votes, 8.35%

Total: 850 votes

 

Wittingly or unwittingly, Stauffer is in this election for the benefit of Arpaio. 

Sukker_Punch78
Sukker_Punch78

Earth to Sue: Pillsbury Duh Boi Stauffer's gonna be #3 on Nov. 6. What's the point? 

OfCourseYouWould
OfCourseYouWould

So ask yourself this-

Would you suck a dick for a thousand dollars?

 

How about 10,000?  

 

Now what would you do for a million?

 

How about 4 million?

 

Arpaio's got more money than he can possibly spend in this campaign.

 

Stauffer is sucking Arpaio's dick. So is DeeDee Blase for how much we will have to wait

to find out. 

 

Money makes even semi-good people do terrible things. If you are republicans like DeeDee and Staffer-You'll  swallow and never look back because you aren't good people.

 

Its not that difficult to figure out.  

 

 

meeble
meeble

I have nothing personally against Mike Stauffer.  West Kenyon and DeeDee Blase, on the other hand are up to no good, that I am certain of.  Together, they have run a miserable train wreck of a campaign.  No support, no strategy, no funding, no endorsements, NOTHING.   It's embarrassing to watch the Stauffer campaign writhe around like a freshly salted snail.  Sorry, but Stauffer's train left 9 months ago.  Anyone who truly wants Arpaio out of office must get practical:  Stauffer has zero chance to win - you must vote Penzone.  I'm sorry if you feel Stauffer is the more qualified candidate.  Guess what?  IT DOESN'T MATTER NOW.

nojailforyou1
nojailforyou1

 

Show me one bit of PROOF, not rumor, that Mike Stauffer is in this election for the benefit of Arpaio. What I hear are all innuendos from Penzone's followers.  Why are they so afraid of Stauffer?  Is it because he really is a better choice for Sheriff?   Could it be that his campaign chooses not to malign and smear his opponent?  Could it be that Penzone really can't cut it on his own merits; but instead must impeach Stauffer's experience?  

Show me proof.  Until then, desist in your smearing a candidate for the sole purpose of discrediting him.  This paper used to support Stauffer in the beginning of his candidacy and now that support is all for Penzone.  What changed?  

Responsibility and neutrality is ethical among professional journalists.  "Distinguish between advocacy and news reporting. Analysis and commentary should be labeled and not misrepresent fact or context." - SPJ Code of Ethics  Save the negative comments for the opinion or editorial page.  This article/blog is not news; just one person's opinion.  

I suggest everyone look at those who are behind Penzone and their individual motives for pushing him on the voters.  Penzone cannot stand on is own and must make inflammatory remarks about Stauffer.  Concentrate more on those still loyal to Arpaio instead of taking down other candidates. This is MY OPINION (alas, not news). 

Reference:   http://www.spj.org/ethicscode.asp

 

 

FRONTERA
FRONTERA

Just donated money to PENZONE. It felt so good, come on anyone who can give  $ 5, or donate time .........   "YES WE CAN "

Guester
Guester

 @WhoKnows He obviously hasn't done the math. He would need to knock on about 1,000 doors a day and convince nearly every one of them to vote for him. In a county wide race its not about going out and meeting people as it is impossible to meet enough to win, you have to be on TV and reach large audiences at a time. Speaking of math, he is also basing his calculations on a 100% independent turnout and 100% of them voting for him...both so far fetched its just lunacy. He will be lucky  if even 10% of independents vote (which would be an all time high).

shadeaux14
shadeaux14 topcommenter

Sorry Magician, the Perople have proven, in election after election, that they more closely resemble a big dummy than a sleeping giant.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

 @StaufferforSherrif But you have to register with the AZ Secretary of State AND you MUST file a campaign finance report.

 

ARS 16-902.01 REQUIRES your PAC to register with the SOS.

ARS16-913 REQUIRES your PAC to file a campaign-finance report with the SOS.

 

I think I'll file a public records request (ARS 39-121, BTW, allows me to do that) with the SOS to see if you've been in compliance with Arizona law and if you haven't, I will take it to MontyPug since Horne has a conflict of interest at the moment.

 

Sorry for your loss.

 

 

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

 @StaufferforSherrif Just wait.

 

I think you'll see the current MCSO shurf put out to pasture right alongside his buddies woman-beater Bundgaard, twice disgraced, corrupt, narcissistic and mentally sick Pearce, Candy Andy Thomas & the Miscreants, etc.

bobunf
bobunf

 @StaufferforSherrif It's kind of universal.  Everybody's figured it out.  As pointed out in the article, even the mainstream media has not only figured it out, but is announcing it far and wide.  

 

You don't seem to remember what happened to Oliva Cortes - 9 votes on election day.  People resent attempts to fool and shill them, which is what you admit is going on with Stauffer: he's a sham supported by and for the benefit of Arpaio, who, as usual, plays as dirty as it gets.

marcy
marcy

 @chadsnow Those are now old numbers, Penzone has closed the gap with Arpaio and Stauffer is falling further behind None of the Above.

 

 

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

 @nojailforyou1 stauffer hasnt taken this seriously..at first he did, but he has not done enough to garner the votes needed.  So, instead, he comes off as a spoiler like cortes. Im not accusing him of anything, but stepping aside now would solidify himself in the next election by acting not talking. What i mean is, setting aside his own agenda for the better good..IE getting arpaio out. That to me is a leader, someone who puts others before their own interests. He has acted like a spoiled little brat as of late, and so have those in his campaign. He can still get my vote in 4 years, but he has to do the right thing in the present to get my vote in the future. 

bobunf
bobunf

 @nojailforyou1 Five ways to support Sheriff Arpaio:

 

1.  Vote for Joe

2.  Don't Vote

3. Write in Mickey Mouse

4.  Vote for Stauffer

5.  Eat your ballot

 

It's that simple.  Support for Stauffer is support for not participating in this election, giving Joe a pass.  It's great for people for want Arpaio re-elected and hope to fool enough voters to see that we get four more years of Arpaio and all the encouragement that will give to other racists in our state.

 

The Stauffer nonsense is disgusting racism, twisted and disguised 

OfCourseYouWould
OfCourseYouWould

 @nojailforyou1  How fucking stupid are you and how do you get the taste of Arpaio out of your mouth? You aren't fooling anyone Susan. 

pollyannaishnaivete
pollyannaishnaivete

 @nojailforyou1 Well there's your problem, you came to the new times website with an unreasonable expectation of finding responsibility and neutrality. This is a free weekly circular; without bars, whores and head shops advertising on its pages, it would collapse overnight. The muckraking that you've mistaken for journalism is simply a device to put eyeballs on advertisements, and when it comes to muck, the yellower it is, the better it sells. I certainly hope that you've learned something here today and that you will pick up a bottle of booze, a glass bong, an eighth of an ounce of medical marijuana and whore for the evening and start enjoying your life.

marcy
marcy

 @nojailforyou1 Munch on this honey:

 

1) Stauffer is an also-ran

2) He has no support

3) He has no money

4) Two not-Joe candidates WILL split the anyone-but-Joe vote

 

So you tell ME why he is still in a campaign that he can't win and when his continuing to run merely serves to help Joe Arpaio get re-elected.

 

Oh, in case you want to know, Penzone isn't an also-ran, he has support, he has money.  The more electable anyone-but-Joe candidate should remain in the race.

 

As for Dee Dee and Wes, they absolutely have motivations that have zero to do with getting Stauffer elected.  Either that or they are both delusional dimwits. 

bob_lablaw96
bob_lablaw96

 @nojailforyou1 At the time of Joe's first run, he had no real experience in being the Shurff of a County as large as Maricopa.  He seemed to overcome that obstacle, but then his head assploded.

 

Stauffer has command experience, but seems to have few that believe in him, his abilities or his vision.

 

Penzone seems to have a groundswell of support, and that will be needed to overcome the Sun City voters that think that Joe, being one of their own, needs help.

 

Don't piss on the messenger for the message being delivered.  Stauffer cannot do what needs to be done, and Penzone might be able to.  Stauffer could be the cause of Joke's re-election, not the reason it did not happen.

 

Drop out and support a probable contender, if you really, really want to see a difference.  If Stauffer stays in the race it will show it was about him, not about us.

 

marycordez
marycordez

 @FRONTERA

 How and where do we donate to Penzone? I'd like to donate also, Stauffer DOES sound like a spoiled ass brat and those supporting him NOW will be shunned and hated if their tactics work to split the vote which lets Joe in again! Ugh!

marcy
marcy

 @Guester  @WhoKnows Independent isn't a party and people who register as independents are doing so for the simple reason that they don't want to be tied to one party, particularly in primary races not because they plan on voting an non-existent Independent ticket.

 

Stauffer would know that if he had half a brain.  Or he does know that but doesn't care because he's trying to get Joe re-elected.

Guester
Guester

 @WhoKnows Or...he has at least a baseline amount of intelligence to be perfectly aware of the math, but knows that there are just enough dumb dumbs to believe him and tip the thing to Joe.

Bnbk
Bnbk

 @shadeaux14

 This just might be the year things start to change,let's hope so anyway

Bnbk
Bnbk

 @david_saint01  @nojailforyou1

 Stauffer's has no intention of winning this race. Stauffer's only purpose is to insure an Arpaio victory.Doesn't anybody find it curious that it took so long for Stauffer to retire from SPD ? I suspect that Stauffer waited until he received some kind of assurance from Arpaio reguarding a future position within his administration..........Stauffer will more than likely be Arpaio's new Henderhog.

gpscentral
gpscentral

 @bob_lablaw96  @nojailforyou1

 Yeah, Penzone's high school diploma is a real asset as he tries to reform MCSO. He didn't even have what it took to get through college. No Penzone, not now, not ever.

 

Bnbk
Bnbk

 @marycordez  @FRONTERA

 www.penzone2012.com  Go to the wbsite and read up,checkout all the people endorsing Penzone,donate and spread the word. Arpaio must be defeated for the publics safety and most of all for our childrens safety.

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

 @gpscentral  @bob_lablaw96  @nojailforyou1  You Stauffer fans hang in there. Sure-you've got less than 4% but it's still possable.

Maybe the rapture will come and take all of Arpaio's voters out.  Hmm-not likely. They are kind of nasty even as christians.

 

Perhaps while door knocking on 1.5 million doors you can offer poison blueberry pie if they claim they are voting for Penzone?

 

SURE!  That will work. Everyone loves blueberry pie. Better get baking! .

 

OH WAIT!

 

Early voting started.hmmm. Maybe you can start hi-jacking mail trucks? Well I sure hope that helped because I'm here for you. 

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

 @gpscentral  And the Governor of the state (GED) handling BILLIONS of $$'s and deciding who lives and who dies?

marycordez
marycordez

 @Bnbk  @FRONTERA

 Thank you!! I urge everyone and anyone to support Penzone and get Arpaio OUT! Donate too to give him a better chance! Thanks!

 

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