Michele Bachmann Puckers Up For Joe Arpaio; Plans to Target Arizona in 2012 GOP Primary

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Michele Bachmann puckering up for Joe Arpaio.
For all of about three minutes, presidential candidate/Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann met with reporters and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio this afternoon, during which she gave the sheriff a metaphorical smooch right on his rear as she attempts to win his political tip of the cap.

"Sheriff Joe's the nation's sheriff," Bachmann gushed.

The ass-kissing continued when Bachmann was asked if she's seeking the sheriff's endorsement.

"[Arpaio's] a great guy -- anyone would want his endorsement," Bachmann told a gaggle of reporters crammed into the sheriff's downtown Phoenix office.

According to Arpaio, other GOP presidential candidates have reached out to him to discuss immigration issues, including Texas Governor Rick Perry, and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. The sheriff has yet to say whom he'll endorse.

Other than puckering up for America's self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff," Bachmann didn't say much more than firing off the same border-hawk talking points we heard during the Tea Party debate on CNN earlier this week.

"We need to make sure we don't have magnets that induce more people to come up into crossing our border and into the interior," she crowed, "and of course that would be everything from tuition tax credits for illegal aliens to other inducements."

In the brief, three-minute appearance, we didn't get a chance to ask the congresswoman any of the questions we had prepared -- for example, we wanted a little clarification on what she means when she says the country needs to "go back to the '50s" in terms of our immigration
policy.

It may come as a shock to Bachmann, but the federal government carried out "Operation Wetback" in 1954 -- a massive roundup of Mexicans that resulted in tens of thousands of Hispanic people getting put on two cargo ships and taken to Mexico. The operation sparked several civil rights lawsuits against the feds.  It remains unclear whether Bachmann's 1950s-esque immigration policy includes "Operation Wetback Part Deux."

Regardless, the congresswoman told reporters she plans to make Arizona a major focus of her campaign.

"Arizona is a critical state because Arizona will be one of the early states that makes the decision about who the nominee will be for the presidency," she says. "Arizona also has a very important voice; they deal with issues not only with immigration, but they deal with energy -- they deal with so many issues."

Bachmann says she'll be back in Arizona frequently as the campaign wages on -- so we have that to look forward to.


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Bonju Patten
Bonju Patten

I don't understand the lure of Michele Bachmann for sober smart people. She actually, imo, one of the ugliest dumbest racist and completely off the facts candidate I've seen since Bush Jr. She's even worse (if this is possible) than Sarah Palin. The Nations's Sheriff? Is that anything like America's Mayor because if so - all I have to say - is blawwwwww!

restitutiontouscitizensfirst
restitutiontouscitizensfirst

Some of us would prefer "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" be applied to heterosexual relations and religious affiliation.  Once Michelle Bachman proclaimed "God tells me . . . " she should have been laughed off the public stage.  But now she has used this ploy multiple times, other candidates are doing it too and no critical thought is ever applied to it in MSM? 

Um, if I tell a sike-i-atrist that the voice of God has told me something I will be forced onto sikeOtropic Rx, possibly locked up and possible considered a danger to society - but the candidates can rattle on and on like this?  WTF?  woowooo - talk about a double standard.  These candidates are not people that you want to emulate in daily life.

Hello?  Even a believer must know that Satan tells people things too and Michelle has never once shown that she has the discernment to know the difference.  Her candidacy should be the flaccid thing.

Mistalee
Mistalee

Sorry, Michelle, you can blow Joe til' the cows come home, it's all por nada. They don't call him the flacid fool for nothing.

Dave Francis
Dave Francis

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Not all candidates for Presidentare—TRUE BELIEVERS—IN THE TEA PARTY PHILOSOPHY? Rick Perry is a GOP establishmentIcon, with Mitt Romney on his heels. Read the focused principles of The TeaParty to understand that are strongly against encroaching government in ourlives and lower taxes. The whole tax code is too complicated and needs to bedumped in the trash, and a simpler taxation method as with Herman Cain or Paul Ryan’sunderstanding of the Tax code mess. Rep. Michele Bachmann, Chairman of themillions in the Tea Party, has the best illegal immigration record of anyone.The lady like Sheriff Joe Arpaio has instinctively worked to eradicate the invaders from othernations. Cut like gangrene from a wound all the unethical discounts for energycompanies, financial institutions, mega agricultural industries and everybodyelse who gets billions of dollars in rebates. We need a Fair Tax System, not abiased one? Investigate the untruths of the extremist in our midst atNumbersUSA, Judicial Watch and American Patrol.

 

 

The first votes on amendments mayhappen today. Then, the committee will resume debate and votes on dozens moreamendments next week.

 

 

The open-borders organizationssponsored by the Soros, Carnegie and Ford Foundations are waging an all-outgrassroots phone campaign to gut or kill Lamar Smith's E-Verify bill. Don't letany Member of the Judiciary Committee hear more phone calls in favor ofillegal-alien hiring than the phone calls from you supporting Lamar Smith'sbill.

 

 

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Friends, Go to NumbersUSA's website that and shows you the 30 ways thatChairman Lamar Smith's H.R. 2885 would ensure that only legal workers getpayroll jobs in your state.

 

In the history of the United States,there never has been a piece of legislation going through committee that woulddo so much to turn off the jobs magnet for illegal immigration and protect jobsfor American workers.

 

Now, please does your part to help getthis bill through committee in as close to its present form as possible?

 

Your state is represented on theJudiciary Committee and can be reached through the Washington Switchboard at 202-224-3121.  

 

ACTION: PleasePHONE at the number above and urge rapid and clean passage of H.R. 2885 in theJudiciary Committee markup.

 

 

 

Among talking points are these:

 

Everybody talks about putting Americans back to work--but few do anything. The Judiciary Committee can start putting hundreds of thousands of unemployed Americans back to work this year for virtually no cost by passing H.R. 2885.

 

Make H.R. 2885 the first jobs bill out of Congress this fall. Vote for the Legal Workforce Act in committee.

 

 

Pass H.R. 2885 in the Judiciary Committee and make sure that no veteran, no citizen and no legal immigrant is unemployed because an outlaw business is able to hire an illegal alien.  H.R. 2885 is legislation carefully crafted to get through the House and Senate and get the President's signature. It is not about grandstanding but about changing the law THIS FALL and starting to put millions of unemployed Americans back to work over the next three years.  The argument about what to do with 11 million illegal aliens can be done later. For now, though, let's make sure that none of them is taking a job from an American citizen or legal immigrant. Pass H.R. 2885.  H.R. 2885 is the most powerful bill ever to be considered in Congressional committee in terms of turning off the jobs magnet for illegal immigration and protecting jobs for American workers. It is a beautiful pro-American-worker piece of legislation as is. Please pass it in the Judiciary Committee.

 

What we need are hundreds of calls toeach Member of the committee to make sure they know that lots of theirconstituents are watching and that this bill is really, really important tothem. Don't assume that any of them are immune to trying to make changes in thebill that will endanger its eventual passage into law or seriously weaken it.

 

 

You know how incredibly hard it is toapprove enforcements. It took four years of trying before you finally succeededthis year. And business groups still prevented you from extending E-Verify tothe private sector. Let's take care of most of it in one swoop with thisfederal bill.

 

This is correctly sanctioned by the TeaPARTY membership, to stop jobs from being stolen by unlawful migrants andimmigrants. You can do your part today and end this madness for good. There arepowerful forces at work, with corporate lobbyists, churches and faith groups,Unions and radical minority groups, who see a loss of cheap labor, revenuesgenerated and the use of these illegal individuals to steal elections throughfraudulent means. There is much more to learn of how hard-liner liberalsDemocrats and Republican elitists politicians who are only interested in theirown agenda and not the rights of the American people’s sovereignty.

 

They have undermined the US Constitution,through activist judges interpreting the law from the bench and forcing upon usthe unpalatable taste of “Political Correctness.” They have even eroded individualstates rights, instead of following the laws set down by corrupt legislators.The Tea Party leadership will return each states alienable right, including therights of each state to govern who crosses the state border line. The Tea Partywill enact laws so no more mass immigration amnesties; No more Sanctuarypolicies, no Dream acts and nothing that encourages foreign nations to stormour nation’s borders or arrive from other countries.

 

 

                  

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Jason
Jason

Michele Bachmann's campaign will now be found clinging to life and on life support because she sought an endorsement from the Flaccid Fool of MCSO.

Michele Bachmann should do us all a favor and drop out of the presidential race.  

Concerned Citizen
Concerned Citizen

Truly disgusting. So today was a big media day for the sheriff, so what was happening back at the jail and the transporting of inmates where no one answered the phones to give concerned family members information? Were they all at the "events"?

Barrylover
Barrylover

Wow, I said the same thing about Barry Obama the community organizer... and look how he has destroyed this country...

Barrylover
Barrylover

Playboy reportedly offered Sarah Palin $4,000,000 to pose nude in an upcoming issue. Michelle Obama was offered $50 by National Geographic if she would put the plates in her lips.  In other news…….. we all remember when KFC offered a “Hillary” meal, consisting of 2 small breasts and 2 large thighs. Now, KFC is offering the “Obama Cabinet Bucket”. It consists of nothing but left wings and chicken shit.

guest
guest

Michelle's husband would have gotten along with babeu fabulously. 

Pit Boss
Pit Boss

My brain is repulsed by this woman. My penis, not so much.

Royalphoenix2
Royalphoenix2

She's wasting her time and resource. Bachmann will never be elected to any national office.peace

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Heck, while she is here, she could get Andrew Thomas's endorsement.  He is not attending his hearing and has lots of time.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

She gave Joe a little groin massage too, but he did not feel it. 

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

No, Michelle, the Flaccid Fool is a county sheriff in Arizona. One of fifteen. Thirteen of which actually stay in state and work at their job. Here. Protecting the taxpayers and running their agencies. The Bald Bunion of Pinal is busy out of state with twenty-five or so of his employees accepting phony awards.

I guess Michelle hasn't heard about the Bald Bunion. This calls for some kind of shootout in Pinal County.

The nation's sheriff? Michelle, you can kiss my ass. At the corner of Central and Washington.

Barrylover
Barrylover

They had to be locked down in the tents and keep quiet. No vistors or calls allowed today. That's what happens when you break the law. You get punished. And, your family suffers. So, don't break the law.

Mistalee
Mistalee

Listen to your brain. I have the sense that she'd suck the smart right out of you.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

PB, USWV recently told me he's stepped over better stuff than her, looking for a place to spank his monkey, whatever that means...

Bonju Patten
Bonju Patten

Well if Bachmann can't run in America, she'll just have to go back to Germany...and run as hitler-etta

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Ouch... the ultimate insult... I hope I never piss you off...

Jason
Jason

Nicely said Tommy.

Eleanor
Eleanor

You go Tommy!

This woman is a fool for doing this.  And yea, she can kiss Tommy's ass.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Unless you are part of the MCSO "Command" staff.

Another MORON who admires a sheriff who can't find the criminals operating RIGHT UNDER HIS NOSE.

Pit Boss
Pit Boss

She's one of the hottest "beards" I've ever seen, especially for an older broad.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

I will even give her thirty minutes to draw a crowd and garner the media folks.

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