Jan Brewer "Kinder, Gentler" on Immigration? Republic Dons Kneepads for Governor

There were her sinister public statements about headless bodies in the desert and how most migrants crossing into Arizona are "drug mules," assertions that even her fellow Republicans couldn't embrace.

"You know Arizona has been under terrorist attacks, if you will, with all of this illegal immigration that has been taking place on our very porous border," she once claimed, hysterically, on Fox News.

Brewer derided the Obama administration's announcement of stays of deportation for the DREAMers as "backdoor amnesty."

And when the government began accepting applications from young undocumented men and women for the administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, she issued an executive order, barring DACA recipients from obtaining Arizona driver's licenses.

Yet, despite this long history and Brewer's ongoing, bigoted policies, a nearly-2,000 word, double-bylined article in the Rep would have us believe that the Brewer of 2013 is kinder and gentler.


Because Brewer briefly mentioned "human compassion" in her recent state of the state speech to the Arizona Legislature.

This, while DREAMers and their supporters demonstrated and prayed in the lobby of the state House.

"Those close to Brewer told The Arizona Republic that her new approach is by design," reads the piece, "and that it reflects her goal: to focus the last two years of her term on resolving key issues rather than continuing to battle over them. Her advisers characterize her as a `pragmatic politician' who understands political realities."

"Pragmatic"? Sure, in the way President Andrew Jackson was pragmatic in the forced relocation of Native Americans, aka, the Trail of Tears.

The Rep touts the fact that Brewer has been having "meetings" and "discussions" about immigration.

With whom? With local Latino activists, perhaps?


Rather, her confabs have been with lobbyist Marty Shultz, and with such members of Sand Land's congressional delegation as slimy, self-serving political whore Matt Salmon, Teabagger David Schweikert, and far-right wacko Trent Franks.

Too bad J.T. Ready's dead, she could have kibbutzed with him, too.

See, Jan's looking at ending her political career in 2014 as one of the most hated political figures in Arizona history. She'd like to change that image, the image of an intolerant, desiccated harpy hell-bent on terrorizing Hispanics for political gain.

And her local Republican colleagues would like to get a makeover as well. The times, they are a changin', even here in the reddest of red states.

Bashing Mexicans is soooo 2010.

Thing is, I don't care how many lovey-dovey, kiss-ass pieces the Rep writes, or even if Brewer starts hugging Hispanic kids in public tomorrow,

Some things can neither be forgotten, nor forgiven.

So when they plant Brewer's corpse, after she expires of natural causes, following a long post-gubernatorial life, they might as well write "SB 1070" on her headstone, because that infamy will follow her, throughout history, and hopefully, if the Christians are right, straight into the fiery lakes of Hell.

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Huzzah!  Enjoyed every word, while I simultaneously wanted to puke.  Hope you understand.

dennis20 topcommenter

It seems as though the Az. Republic is trying to paint a picture of a kinder, gentler Brewer when her own statements don't match the image they are trying to paint for her. They have also been  willing promoters of Bill Montgomery's "plan." and have even tried painting Arpaio as somehow softening. It's simply not true.


Another great article exposing the so called: "kinder, gentler Jan Brewer ! 

Thank you Mr. Lemons, well done !

Leonard Clark


Seems like the WITCH OF THE WEST have did done learned good from Arpayaso, keep that money comming in. All this old Bag is doing is paving the way to try to run for a third term. It's very suspicious that all of a sudden she is into "Human Compassion", trying to reinstate the childless individuals into AHCCCS, etc.

BTW,There's a rumor that Brewsky was telling Jaffy,-while they were drinking some scorpions at Arpayaso's office- how She made an alligator first laugh when she told the alligator that she had more wrinkles then him, and then how she made the alligator cry when she showed him her face. If you don't believe it, You might ask jaffy.


I love this line from her e-mail: "As citizens, we must demand our government's attention."  Hey, Jan, YOU ARE THE GOVERNMENT.  Chuck may not have explained it to you fully, but you'r the governor.  Governor and Government share a whole lot of letters in common Jan - you should be able to recognize that even with your GED.  Come on Jan, grow up and take responsible for the mess you're making!


mexican american studies?  Really?


Do not shake hands with Jan...she uses her pointing finger too pick her nose for "ChileVerdeMocos"..."GreenChileSnots"....she calls it Bio-Recycling ....


I worked with sociopaths for many years and one thing I know about them for sure is that when a person is born without what most call a conscience, there is no way to grow one. 

66rock topcommenter

The old "Leopards don''t change their spots" comes to mind.  Of course this "governor" wants to change her image as she eyes much bigger ambitions.  Her crew reads these comments so here's the message, boys, " Most of us aren't buying it".   Oh, and no way will Jan Brewer ever ever be on a ticket with the next GOP presidential candidate.  I have no idea if she would win a primary in this state for McCain's spot or not but if she would ever manage to pull a senate win off, she would be laughed out of Washington, this I know.  Give it up Jan. 

MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Lmao the description of GED Jan as a scorpion describes her perfectly.

I only wish she'd sting herself...


@JohnQ.Public Well, JQ, don't you know there's no better way than to demand the governments attention than shoving your finger in the face of the person that oversees it? 

And yet she wonders why nobody takes her seriously.


take responsibility for the mess you're making!

WhoKnows topcommenter

@logicman And the Joke Sheriff is proud to be an Italian American, and gotten awards from Italian American groups!

Should we stop having St Patty's day, as that's "Irish Americans"?

I bet you are also against "women studies", as women only need to know how to cook and perform sex acts on you! (if you pay them, that is!)


@elcapitan332 That's why she was wagging her finger in Obama's face - she was trying to get her finger up his nose so she could grab a presidential buggey for her new line of super premium ChileVerdeMocos


@66rock Brain-Fart Bruja's political carreer will be over after she is term limitted out of office. Bruja's legacy will be of nothing more than that of a puppet governor. A puppet Gov. that chose to divide our state and make us a national laughing stock,by rubber stamping every extremist Republi-con wing-nut sponsored bill that landed on her desk. Brain-fart Bruja's legacy should serve as a reminder to all voters,that low voter turnout will get you low quality leadership........."Some things can neither be forgotten,nor forgiven".  Mr, Lemons nailed it !

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