Joe Arpaio Recall Still On, Despite Lack of Support from (Some) Deep-Pocket Democrats (w/Correction)

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Why are some Democrats unwilling to aid the recall of this fool?

Please see correction below.

Respect Arizona, the group spearheading the recall of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, is suspending its paid signature-gathering campaign due to lacks of funds.

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Lilia Alvarez, Respect Arizona's campaign manager, explained that the group does not have the money to continue paying Sign Here Petitions for professional canvassers.

The volunteer campaign will continue, she said, and she claimed to believe that the recall will reach its goal of more than 335,000 valid signatures by May 30.

"People need to take this as a wake-up call," Alvarez told me, "and take responsibility for the effort in order to get this done."

Just two weeks ago, Respect Arizona announced that it had scored 150,000 signatures, 120,000 of them validated by Sign Here as being from qualified county electors.

Still, fundraising has been difficult.

Some potential donors have cited the threatened lawsuit from birther-lawyer Larry Klayman as a reason not to pony up the dough.

That's certainly a lame excuse from these would-be donors as Klayman would have to win an injunction from a judge in order to stop the recall. Given his lightweight legal arguments, that's unlikely to happen.

So what's really going on here? I asked Alvarez if deep-pocket Dems locally had been willing to give or raise money for the recall.

She reluctantly admitted that this has been a problem.

"There are a number of influential Democrats who have not been helpful," she said. "It's unbelievable, really, because this would help them, especially with the Latino vote."

Alvarez declined to name names. However, it's unsurprising that local weenie politicos would wimp out when it comes to taking on Arpaio.

They pulled the same act of cowardice in 2011 when it came to the successful recall of ex-state Senate President Russell Pearce.

Only after the recall was successful, and Pearce was defeated by fellow Republican Jerry Lewis, did certain Dems finally concede that, hey, this recall thing was a good idea.

I have heard that former Attorney General Terry Goddard refused to sign the Arpaio recall petition, and was one of many Dems who have not helped with fundraising.

Alvarez declined to comment. Goddard, who is said to be considering a run for AG again in 2014, has yet to return my call for comment. (***Please see correction below.***)

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MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

lmao I'm working on drumming up support for the Old Fool's recall in his homestate of Massachusetts. Maybe once the Justice Department (I've heard rumors they're gonna reopen their investigation) nails him we can get some sanity back in this state.

TeaPublican
TeaPublican

How's it going folks?  Still short of votes huh?   Bahahahahaha!

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

The reason politicians don't run in front of battles like these is evidenced by their sucess in the Political Arena.  To stand in front of this and fail is political suicide.  Synema, Napolitano, Goddard, even Wilcox have played nice with Arpaio and benefited from doing so.

Former mayor of Phoenix (what's his name again?) didn't and now what is he doing?

toystoreyspot
toystoreyspot

You won't get any support in this assenine Joe recall from me....I have known this New Times is the biggest bunch of liberal whiney crap I have ever laid eyes on. The MAJORITY of Arizonans voted for him again, so just effing deal with it. I have deal with that dam Obama.....sucks not having the person you want in office, doesn't it?....

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

It's bigger than arpaio who is a "prop" for the "system" of prison industry profiteers. Time to end the arpaio culture of cruelty and inhumanity.

"THE HOUSE I LIVE IN"  Official Trailer #1 (2012) Sundance Award-winning Documentary by Edward Jarecki, filmmaker - YouTube  It should be a civic duty for ALL people to watch 4 decades of failed policy, where we are today and where we're headed -- unless the people speak up nothing will change. Kavanagh represents the "old school" that has destroyed many families and innocent lives. Time for "smart on crime". The taxpayers have been conned and bilked long enough.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0atL1HSwi8

ted.bollinger
ted.bollinger

Take notice: The recall campaign has been infiltrated by friends of mine and what has been reported to me is despicable.  Because they are desperate for signatures, any signatures, they are collecting signatures from people ineligible to vote. Names are being made up on the forms and they are turning them in to be notarized ön their word of honor". They must think that the signatures won't be verified being that they have been notorized but did the notory personally verify each signature? Of course not.  It's like the fox guarding the hen-house.  Face it, the campaign is so full of lies and deceit.

ted.bollinger
ted.bollinger

Yeah I heard you people are broke. Great!  How many more suckers are you going to try and feed bull to for money? Face it you're washed up. It's over. Have the auditors showed up yet? You better be sure your contributions went for legitimate purposes only.

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

"Who is worse, the one who does the evil, or one who watches evil being done and looks the other way?"

How tragic for families, their children and grandchildren and Arizona's society -- simply self-destructing.  The "one who looks the other way" is the perfect profile for the private prison corporations who are looking for "customers".  CCA / Chuck Coughlin / Senseman / ALEC / Kris Koblach are laughing at these stooges. 

Folks, enjoy your restaurants, bars, coffee shops, golf game and social clubs --- you're all going down.  

TeaPublican
TeaPublican

Oh yes, there is such a strong push to get rid of Sheriff Joe that you have to pay someone to go out and get signatures!  Bahahahaha!  What a groundswell movement that is!  "There are a number of influential Democrats who have not been helpful"...well that's because they are smart enough to realize just how stupid this "Recall" reall is!   They are not going to get behind a "lost" cause!  Sorry folks, that's just not going to happen!  If you are unhappy with Sheriff Joe then run somebody against him.  Oh wait a minute, you already tried that didn't you.  And that didn't work very well either did it.  Hahahahaha!  Joe won, you lost.  Simep as tha folks.

allanbartlett
allanbartlett topcommenter

@yourproductsucks fucking your mother!

allanbartlett
allanbartlett topcommenter

@toystoreyspot Do you nibble arpiao's cock head or just deep throat the whole three inches, teabagging moron.

arizonaeagletarian
arizonaeagletarian

@toystoreyspot OMG! I'm totally dismayed. The success of this recall is completely dependent on you providing your personal support. I am SOOOO disappointed. (not).

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@ted.bollinger keep in mind, i already knew this..i even know who they are =) lol dumbasses couldnt keep their mouths shut...lol do you see me worried about them? 

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@ted.bollinger an arpaio minion, calling others suckers..HAHA now i have heard it all..keep ignoring FACTS and deluding yourself dipshit..the only naive, gullible morons are you! PS funny you mention an audit, since MCSO hasnt done one since 96, and joe has NEVER fully complied with the law requiring him to file his complete finances...lol like i said, you are a fucking idiot

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

"THE HOUSE I LIVE IN"  Official Trailer #1 (2012) Sundance Award-winning Documentary by Edward Jarecki, filmmaker - YouTube  It should be a civic duty for ALL people to watch 4 decades of failed policy, where we are today and where we're headed -- unless the people speak up nothing will change. Kavanagh represents the "old school" that has destroyed many families and innocent lives. Time for "smart on crime". The taxpayers have been conned and bilked long enough.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0atL1HSwi

ted.bollinger
ted.bollinger

@TeaPublican Maybe I'll volunteer just so I can collect the dirt on the dirtbags. Maybe I'm already a volunteer ready to spill the beans. You decide.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@TeaPublican just like the tea baggers paying people to get signatures on Campbell right hypocrite?? HAHAHA small detail you overlooked perhaps??

toystoreyspot
toystoreyspot

@allanbartlett Oh boy, aren't you a special one....did your boyfriend teach you that....typical liberal, a coward and such a way with words. Your mom would be proud huh?....boi!...

ted.bollinger
ted.bollinger

@truthseekeraz @toystoreyspot Why yell GOP PAID TROLL when you should take a look at yourself and yell PAID DEM TROLL too because it seems that you people can't find volunteers, you have to pay the trolls to collect signatures. At least we get so many volunteers but you can't say the same about yourselves now can you??????

toystoreyspot
toystoreyspot

@truthseekeraz @toystoreyspot another person who likes lawbreakers...I wish I was paid....you're the reason why everything are all effed up...you would like lawlessness. Its what separates us from the shithole to our south is the laws...or don't you believe in law?...can i go rob a bank and keep all i get?...or do you think someone might have a problem with it?....hmm?...dumba$$..

toystoreyspot
toystoreyspot

@ted.bollinger @truthseekeraz Got that right....libs will be the ruination of us all...especially if they can get all the illegal parasites a legal status, they have no clue the devastation they will do to the economy. I even think it might lead to racial tensions or worse.....there are many that sick and tired of their arrogance and sense that the US owes them something for simply being in the US....THEY DESERVE NOTHING!!...

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@ted.bollinger whos to say THEY arent the ones planting the bad signatures? Cant believe them, their bias is clearly evident..so, all you have done is admit that its possible that pro arpaio people are intentionally tainting the signatures..thanks for sharing 

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

@ted.bollinger 

Ahh yet another ignorant fool. Read the U.S. Supreme Court case from 1898 Wong Kim Ark vs. United States and get back to us.

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

@ted.bollinger @truthseekeraz  The prison industrial complex has taken over the jobs the working class should have, having cheap labor under in the pennies per hour that you should investigate. Why do you think Arizona is building more "new" private corporation prisons? For the profiteers who have fooled the public and directed them at the working immigrants.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@ted.bollinger @TeaPublican care to talk about the Atencio case genius? Do you know what was said in the depositions and why the county is so desperate to settle? lol i do =) 

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@ted.bollinger @TeaPublican lol maybe i should start spilling what i know then...and trust me, its a hell of a lot more than what you have

ted.bollinger
ted.bollinger

@truthseekeraz @ted.bollinger actualy prisoners are lucky to get what they get.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@ted.bollinger @david_saint01 @truthseekeraz for the people that profess to stand for the Constitution, you sure dont seem to like it very much...those are American citizens also..and though our Constitution says they are citizens, you refuse to accept them as such...guess you really dont like America all that much do you? 

ted.bollinger
ted.bollinger

@david_saint01 @ted.bollinger @TeaPublican Go right ahead. But what I have to tell is juicier that what you have. Does "sign here and we'll take care of the rest" mean anything to you? I know that because you people are so desperate for signatures you accept anything even ones from unauthorized voters. I have already counted at least two dozen duplicate signatures and signatures from made up names. You think that just because you claim each one is legitimate that the notary will give their stamp of approval but think again. Each signature will be verified and at least half so far  will end up being invalidated.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@ted.bollinger @david_saint01 lol guess i rubbed you the wrong way with all my facts that you have no answers for..so you resort to threats, per usual for the pro arpaio people that profess to support the law..even as they break it! lol and yes, your threats can and will be forwarded to my cop friends..maybe you will change your views once you get to experience tent city for yourself...what do you think? PS comment is already captured and saved...

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@ted.bollinger @david_saint01 @TeaPublican LMAO sure, thats why they are paying to get signatures on him right idiot? tea bags are nothing but hateful, spiteful little children who cant even get along in the same room for 30 mins! hahahaha yes, ive been to one of their meetings. 

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