Russell Pearce: Ten of the Dumbest Things He's Ever Said

4) "We know what we need to do. In 1953, Dwight D. Eisenhower put together a task force called 'Operation Wetback.' He removed, in less than a year, 1.3 million illegal aliens. They must be deported."

Pearce rightly caught hell for this statement back in 2006, which he dropped during an interview on public radio, of all things, proving that he was way ahead of Paula Deen, at least when it comes to brown folk.

3) "I called [the Mormon church's] PR room personally. They said they were not opposed to Senate Bill 1070."

Pearce has tried this lie on for size twice, and each time was shot down by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, of which he is a member. In fact, in the wake of SB 1070's passage in Arizona, the church supported the widely-hailed Utah Compact, calling for humane immigration reform, and opposing the separation of families.

2) "Lives were lost because of a bad man, not because he had a weapon, but because no one [sic] was prepared to stop it. Had they been prepared to save their lives or lives of others, lives would have been saved. All that was needed is one Courages/Brave [sic] man prepared mentally or otherwise to stop this it could have been done."

This bit of brain flatulence was part of an asinine commentary Pearce posted to his Facebook page about the mass shooting in an Aurora, Colorado movie theater. Twelve were killed, and 58 others were injured. Contrary to what mush-mouth wrote, there were several acts of heroism that day, with three men dying to shield others. Inundated with outrage, Pearce was forced to apologize for the statement.

1) "Good people do stupid things sometimes."

It's debatable, but I think this latest hoof-in-mouth moment for Pearce is his worst to date. He also suggested the allegations may have been the product of "an ugly divorce," as if Simcox's most recent ex-wife made it all up.

There are a couple of things wrong with that theory.

First, two of the three children were not related to Simcox, so how could his ex put words in their mouths? Second, the children, all under ten, were each interviewed by police officers, using forensic interviewing techniques. And third, Simcox was accused of child molestation years ago, by a 14 year-old daughter from another marriage.

In any case, this list doesn't begin to cover all the whoppers and idiotic things that have dropped from Pearce's gob over the years. I may have to do a part two. Stay tuned.

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edekit
edekit

Do Part two.  Or maybe take a different tack, do a top ten of Pearce quotes tied directly to Rush Limbaugh. 

serpico1000
serpico1000

Russell Pearce is just as guilty by association with Chris Simcox,and vice versa , since both have abused people's civil rights, and although, Russell Pearce m ight not be guilty of child molestation, his treatment of hispanic families, by approving the raids by Arpaio to detain undocumented people, then separate entire families, and if this is not abuse, then I do not know what is, so I agree with this article's author, that if Pearce does run again for political position, then let the weight  of the vote, and the freedom of the Ballot prevent him from being successful, there should not be a place on any civil service position for anyone who shows hate towards any group or minorities.

fsmith3
fsmith3

Look for a resounding, posthumous endorsement from his best bud, J.T. Ready.

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

Why only ten? This list could have thousands of entries.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

as bad as these things are............could you just imagine the gems that must come out of his mouth off-camera???

Cozz
Cozz

Pearce, a total waste of the air he breaths.

Worse than pond scum.

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

His face reflects how evil he is and how corrupted is his soul, to the point that it seems that he is growing horns. FUCKING POS.

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

Pearce is a monster.  We should never forget how close we were to passing much worse legislation than 1070 before he was recalled. We also forget how he led the fight against the IRC. 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

gotta give you credit Stephen, there is no way i could have ever narrowed it down to 10................with Pearce and Brewer, narrowing it down to the triple digits is hard enough, but the low doubles???? that had to be difficult

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

the "good people do stupid things sometimes" line while discussing child molestation charges almost sounds like he is laying the groundwork for a defense for something sordid and disgusting in his closet (like anything in his closet could be more disgusting than what we have already seen of him and his ehtics)

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

With DOMA being ruled Unconstitutional, Pearce can now marry Arpaio and they can share their 7 government pensions in wedded bliss....

dread96821
dread96821

No shit!! The only good thing about Pearce and Arpaio and Brewer remaining in office is the comedy value. Except, it's not really that funny. I hate Arizona because of these clowns, but I will not move away. This is my home now, and I will stay, forever, until my death, and vote against these assholes every chance I get. Too bad I can't vote against Pearce, I'm from Tempe. However, that silly old shit head will do himself in anyway...

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

The fact that he plans to run again and that there is a good chance that the freak show that is the Mesa voters would likely put him back on the ballot as the Republican nominee makes me sad.

HaddieNuff
HaddieNuff

It really is difficult to choose the most outrageous and disgusting comments made by this moron, but bad as his comment downplaying child molestation is, my choice for number 1 remains the Aurora, CO shooting comment. 

Not only was he completely insensitive to the pain of those who lived through that horrific event, and to the families of those who did not, it completely ignored the conditions of the theatre that night.  What especially made him deserving of a slap in the mouth for the comment, was the fact this idiot was shot with his own gun after being disarmed by some teenager.  Prepared? Brave? Oh yeah, Rusty, you putz!

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

Twice-disgraced, corrupt, narcissistic and mentally sick Pearce really has got to learn to stop running his mouth.

Hence the reason he got his ass handed to him not once but twice by true conservative Republicans. 

If he does run I would love to see Pearce get his ass handed to him for a third time. Hell, I'll bring cold beer and fresh popcorn just for the event.

Eleanor_Holguin
Eleanor_Holguin

This guy is creepy scary. 

He doesn't know when to stop. Most narcissist don't.

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