Joe Arpaio Recall: Arizona Republic's Falsehoods, Hypocrisy, and Delusional Self-Importance

Recall this guy? How dare they!

When you're the editorial board of the newspaper of record in a benighted patch of sand like Maricopa County, I suspect it's easy to fall prey to self-deception and confuse 20/20 hindsight with omniscience.

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Particularly if your collective voice is the only one you listen to, as is the case with the wannabe know-it-alls who say grace over the unsigned opinion pieces of the Arizona Republic.

Convincing others of your omniscience, that's a harder nut. The Rep's mediocre high muck-a-mucks think themselves capable of Orwellian mind-tricks, and like Soviet-era Pravda can simply make revisionist history a reality by declaring it so.

Take the latest asinine offering from the Rep's editorial board, which would have you believe that all the organizers of the failed recall of Sheriff Joe Arpaio needed was "patience."

Alas, if only the recall committee Respect Arizona had waited for federal Judge G. Murray Snow's recent ruling in the racial profiling lawsuit Melendres v. Arpaio, success would have been inevitable.

"A recall election requires an immediate justification," the know-it-alls advise. "It can't be launched simply because you passionately dislike an elected official."

Forget about the recall of state Senate President Russell Pearce, pulled off by the same folks, which was motivated in large part by "passionate dislike," same as a lot of politics, by the way.

Not that the Rep was all gun ho about the idea of recalling Pearce. See, the Republic is a newspaper that embraces stasis as its watchword. And recalls are uncertain, democratic, and often chaotic events.

About the Arpaio recall, the Republic's mostly-hoary scribblers of opinion suggest that,

"The recent ruling by U.S. District Judge Murray Snow that Arpaio's deputies racially profiled drivers stopped during the sheriff's preposterous `crime suppression sweeps' would have provided just such a justification [for a recall]."

Then comes the cliche disguised as wisdom:

"Timing is everything in politics, and Parraz et al wasted theirs -- to say nothing of the goodwill and scarce dollars of would-be supporters -- in this quixotic pursuit of the sheriff."

Harrumph. And double-harrumph.

Just out of curiosity, how did the Rep know with almighty certainty that Judge Snow would rule when he did and how he did?


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16 comments
MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Mr. Snow is right. We will not rest until the Flaccid Failure is out of office and in prison.

Sad that people still fall for his bullshit despite all the court rulings, wasted taxpayer money on frivolous bullshit and needless lawsuits, etc.

DNichols
DNichols

Is Arpaio's Son in Law really an Editor at the Republic?!

I can not believe the way the Republic has Portrayed Arpaio, Pearce, Brewer, Babeu, even Racist Neo Nazi's like the Baby Murdering J.T. Ready as good People just enforcing our laws.

The Republic even showed front Page stories of J.T. and his Racist band of missfits lying in the Dark Desert with High Powered sniper Rifles with night scopes in ambush of immigrants!

Very similar to the Immigrant Murders in Babeu's Pinal County?!!!

Days after the Gilbert Masacre the Rag Republic ran a story with one of J.T.s Nazi Pals, and allowed this Racist Idiot to claim that J.T. was a good man?!!

A Baby Murderer?!  Hello Republic. You Truly are a Rag Racist News Paper!

Hire New Non-Ravcist Staff!

robert_graham
robert_graham

Actually it is the Phoenix New Times that spreads falsehoods, hyprocrisy and delusional self-imoportance. 

Cozz
Cozz

The only slap in the face is to anyone that reads the Arizona Republic rag and believes they're bullshit..

I stop reading it long ago.

MotherJones
MotherJones

@DNichols Phil Boas. David is incorrect about the commissary, tho. It's run by the MCSO and the money is accounted for in the MCSO's yearly budget.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@DNichols yes, his son in law works there. his brother in law runs the jail commissary, roughly 5+ million dollars a year they rake in on that since its pure profit (all items are donated) 

Dontbelieveit
Dontbelieveit

@JoeArpaioFan hyprocrisy WTF does that mean GOOBER......imoportance...Where do you get these words ?Probably from your cuzzin redneck from the hills .(HINT) USE the spelling check before you post mush head........Your mom says to quit leaving skid marks on you pink chonies ........Shame on you  jiffy!doctor prescribed a daily dose of laughter and I couldn't think of a better way to achieve that by reading and responding to your stupid rants and raves and bullshit. Have a good day arpaio butt monkey !

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

JAF, your comment is limp. Seriously limp. You lack of mental prowess is showing.

robert_graham
robert_graham

@Cozz But excuse me, you people used to love the Arizona Republic until they started telling the truth. Now you hate them. I wonder why?

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@MotherJones @DNichols mother, where did you find this out? i have info that says otherwise. hey if im wrong im wrong, but just would like to know..thanks! 

DNichols
DNichols

@david-saint01

Thank you that explains a Hell of a Lot about the way they have handled these Racist Issues.

They are a "Rag".

An Arpaio Controlled Rag!

Is_this_JAFFY
Is_this_JAFFY

@JoeArpaioFan @Cozz  I see JAF is back on the clock... How was your vacation? Back, all charged up, ready to spread more hate/bigotry/natavist rants? (hey Cozz... that's "their bullshit...")

MotherJones
MotherJones

@david_saint01 @MotherJones @DNichols What's the guy's name? There isn't one contract, but several, with vendors like Kellogg, for instance, who supply the candybars and such. The canteen itself is run by the MCSO. They buy the goods, overcharge and keep the profits. Could his brother in law own one of the food vendors? 

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@MotherJones @DNichols his brother in law does own the company that has the contract. I know that for a fact. No one knows if that money is going into the budget though cause they havent done an audit (per my source) since 97. Stapley was demanding one, and then arpaio turned on him..

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