Joe Arpaio to Endorse Rick Perry for President? Yeah...We're Scratching Our Heads, Too

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Joe Arpaio apparently likes this guy -- despite Rick Perry's adding a dash of humanity to the debate over illegal immigration.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a man who's made a career out of bootin' brown folks back across the border, is reportedly going to endorse Rick Perry as the Republican nominee for president -- which is more than a little surprising (if it's true, that is), when you consider some of Perry's recent comments about illegal immigration.

According to multiple national news outlets, Arpaio will campaign with Perry in New Hampshire on Tuesday, where he will give the Texas governor a political tip of the cap.

Neither the Sheriff's Office or Perry's campaign responded to New Times' request for confirmation of the reported endorsement, and none of the news outlets reporting the political nod are naming names -- ABC News cites "a source with knowledge of the endorsement" as the source of the information. CNN is equally vague, attributing its report to a source within the "governor's campaign," while NBC cites a "a source familiar with the matter."

Regardless, Perry isn't exactly the hawkish border bully we'd expect Arpaio to support -- given some of the sheriff's other options, that is.

In a recent debate between GOP presidential candidates, Perry made what many consider to be a political misstep for a candidate hoping to woo Conservatives: he showed a little compassion.

"If you say that we should not educate children who have come into our state for no other reason than they've been brought there by no fault of their own, I don't think you have a heart," Perry said in defense of his policy of offering the children of undocumented immigrants in Texas in-state tuition fees to attend state universities.

Far-right-wing-nuts went berserk, and the comment likely contributed to Perry's fall from front-runner status in the GOP primary.

Arpaio, meanwhile, has spent the past few months basking in the attention he's received from GOP presidential candidates hoping to appear tough on immigration by cozying up to America's self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff."

The sheriff's ghost "tweeters" have been bragging on Twitter about how presidential candidates like Perry, Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, and crappy-pizza tycoon former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain have been seeking his endorsement. Perry and Romney begged for Arpaio's support during phone conversations, while Bachmann and Cain came all the way to the Valley to pucker up to the 79-year-old sheriff's boo-tay.

The sheriff recently told New Times he isn't sure when he'll make a decision about which candidate he'll throw his weight behind, but one thing is certain: he's clearly enjoyed getting courted by many of the GOP's national playas.

We'll let you know if the sheriff actually endorses Perry -- check back for updates.

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Gerry_C
Gerry_C

If Ole Saggy Balls endorses a favorite, he would not receive nearly as much publicity as he will by endorsing Perry.

Dave Francis
Dave Francis

STEALING FROM THE TAXPAYERS.

The concern of illegal immigration may be on the back burner to jobs, astruggling economy and not simmering under the surface? It doesn't mean that thisissue affecting our sovereign nation is going away. The financial sink hole hasopened wide again through former speaker Newt Gingrich revelation that peoplewho have settled in America and stayed out of trouble for 25 years, should beallowed to remain here; even with the clause that they can never receive a pathto citizenship. These people might have entered initially through an airportterminal, as an estimated 42 % percent of overstays have done, or the otherproportion who just slipped across the border at night All the while carefullyconceived by numerous administrations, was to make illegal entry just a minorcrime; like jay walking and not even substantiated as a criminal offense. This very well maneuvered plan and so carefullymanipulated by the politicians just to make it look like the government are obeyingthe people, the enforcement laws.

 

 But the truth asmillions of Americans see it, that it was a bluff, a downright lie; just plainhypocritical words meaning nothing and that the 'Rule of our Law' meansnothing?  To prohibit illegal immigrationwas never meant to work? That why this country has now an estimated 20 millionforeign nationals here, of which of a large preponderance lives of taxpayers asdo many American shirkers. Even if Gingrich did become President, how is hegoing to process those who are supposedly here for a quarter of a century? Thenthere is the problem of those who stole Social Security numbers of citizens orlegal resident’s, young children and even the dead. Surely this should be judgedas a FELONY?  Or is Newt Gingrich goingto take the wrong path of similarity to President Obama's presidential predilectionin permitting certain foreign nationals to stay; this isn’t going down wellwith the hard working Border Patrol agents or taxpayers.

Newt Gingrich will have major problems in his electoral race on this fact, thatthese illegal migrants violated the law not once, but in a substantial numberof cases, twice over. This is certainly happened after the 1986 ImmigrationControl and Reform Act. It was Massive fraud on a grand scale in the Amnestybill. The processing procedure was so overwhelming; the administration neithercompleted the investigations and background checks rushing pre-legality offarmer laborer’s; THE SAW ACT’ Special Agricultural Workers amnesty provision as a path to citizenship. The real fraud wasin the initial paperwork, as millions of phony documents were brought and sold,as of which showed that they had lived in the United States for five years. Thecost for the processing of all these millions of people was estimated to be$700 million dollars. After the law was passed and signed into law. Millions thendeserted their jobs in Agriculture, opening up even more hires for illegalaliens, in a never ending stream.

 

 

Today--as according to the Heritage Foundation, who has completeda thorough analysis of the cost, would be $2.6 trillion dollars for a newamnesty. Then fraudulent applications would be processed, with many employers’ continuingtheir illicit hiring practices, and once again illegal immigration pushingAmerica further into debt.. The Center for Immigration Studies estimated theillegal immigrant population was at 10 million as of November 2004, butthe U.S. Census Bureau estimated 8.7 million illegal immigrants were here by2000, and that immigration officials estimate that the illegal immigrantpopulation grows by as many as 500,000 every year.

 

Another Amnesty would be devastating to this country, as the millions of familymembers could be sponsored and placed on the conveyor belt, adding even moreunfettered poverty. Eventually our social safety net would collapse, because ofthe untold millions would then gain legal access to every conceivableentitlement program. The totalfiscal deficit on all direct and indirect costs is for the decade after 1986;but not including the costs of the blanket amnesty itself, was $78.7 billion.Most states are holding back because the Liberal Progressives in the Departmentof IN-Justice are using their power to undermine Alabama’s law. States that areONLY trying to safeguard their taxpayers money which includes Georgia, SouthCarolina, Indiana, Arizona is already being intimidated by the uncontrollable USgovernment. Whether its Perry, Gingrich, Romney, Cain, Bachmann, Johnson—they betterunderstand, that the main portion of the United States population insistimmigration laws are enforced. There are hundreds of thousands of Hispaniccitizens out there, who want illegal immigration stopped as well as millions ofordinary Tea PARTY members. Unless you are on legitimate  welfare or some public assistance programs, youas a taxpayer are being fleeced.

 

 

The TEA PARTY will never be approving of another Amnesty, orany cleverly disguised term such as Immigration Reform, no matter what the powerfulpolicymakers say and do? The government cannot be trusted, as they have proventheir dishonest deception time and time again. It’s like the rules and laws welive by, doesn’t apply to them. Just takes a look at the latest corruptioncoming down the “pipes?” Insider Trading! Another concealed agenda DemocratNancy Pelosi and Majority Speaker John Boehne rand a great manyothers. For ordinary Americans and Wall Street people are found responsible for‘Insider Trading” the offence is punishable with time in prison; however thepoliticians are allowed to trade stocks and shares with insider knowledge with impunity.Read about the corruption in Congress at the ‘Judicial Watch’ web pages.

 

 

  The outlay in entitlement programs to illegalaliens and their children such as retirement, pensions, food stamps, Aid toFamilies with Dependent Children (AFDC,) Medicaid, housing and every other freeextra will be visited on miserable taxpayers, are far beyond what taxpayersshould be forced to pay by the courts in unfunded mandates. The TEA PARTY isnot just about stopping illegal immigration Amnesty, but halting the furtherencroachment of the distended government on citizen’s lives. It is a guardianof our Constitution from Liberal Extremists, trashing and drafting a new taxcode that is fair to everybody, with no exemptions to any company or any otherentity.

 

No more privileged tax havens in the Cayman Islands that ourpoliticians have ignored for their wealthy patrons. Start drilling for our ownoil for US consumers and for us export other countries. America has the largestdeposits in the world of oil and could reduce the 15 trillion dollar deficit.We must return federal Department to individual states, such as Education; each agency is stagnated from the bureaucrats that run them and likeeducation has fallen in performance behind China, India and many Europeannations? Cut thousands of mostly groundless regulations, thus industry can berejuvenated and create jobs.  We need realfree trading markets, seeing that according to Donald Trump; not the tricksplayed on us by China and other countries perpetrated on as of us today. It’s areal shame that Trump, the businessman didn’t follow through with his bid forthe presidency. Join the TEA PARTY in all of the 50 states and learn what youcan do, to stop this assault on our liberties, by Liberals.

 

 

The American people cannot be apathetic anymore, so it is timeto enforce our immigration laws. The E-Verify program that has gainednotoriety, but not in the Liberal press, the special interest lobbyists or radicalopen border and other so called anomaly. The time has come to build the realfence from Texas to California covering the whole 2500 miles with double-layerfencing. It is also the time to contact the Ways and Means Committeeresponsible for bringing ‘The Legal Workforce Act’, bill number H.R.2885 to theHouse floor in Congress. Only the American voter or legal resident has a say inthis urgent matter, which will produce large numbers of jobs displaced by the8.2 illegal workers as estimated to self-deport. The number to call for theWashington political phones is 202-224-3121. The legislators need to listen tothe People, instead of deceiving us anymore. If you have further questions, goto the NumbersUSA via Google and study the facts of years of the fabricationand idiom we absorb through the Leftist associated newspapers or thepoliticians.

 

Remember none citizens have been voting and are sure to votein State and federal elections. Citizens must be watchful or this dire consequence.

Buddy Revell
Buddy Revell

who cares he wont win anyway. even he didin nothing ever changes or gets better. its a lost  cause planet.  so get used to it.

Reggie VV
Reggie VV

Arpaio feels that Perry could be our greatest president since Millard Fillmore.  And you could almost hope that the Tea Party could get what they would want, Joe Arpaio, Homeland Security Secretary.  Try that on for size.

Chad Snow
Chad Snow

Arpaio probably heard about that cool camp "Niggerhead" that the Perry family had and thought Rick was one of his own. 

Wonder if Perry knows how Arpaio's endorsement worked out for Hayworth, Andy Thomas, and Russell Pearce?  They all lost the Republican vote after getting Arpaio's kiss of death.   

Bobunf
Bobunf

Maybe the reason for Joe's endorsement has to do with Constintin, as in, ""You can get the Sheriff's endorsement if you give Constantine $2,000."

Phoenix Justice
Phoenix Justice

When Sheriff Arpaio goes on these trips, do we, as taxpayers, have to foot the bill and do we continue to pay him his salary?

85014
85014

Rick hasn't won a single endorsement from any Republican in the U.S. or Texas House or Senate. I find it highly unlikely that the ramblings of an old shit-bag like Asspiehole will do anything to energize the Governor Pretty Hair for El Jefe campaign. America has now learned why Rick Perry never debated his Democratic challenger during the last Governor election - he's a poorly educated but highly polished turd.

Roro
Roro

Hey, it made the papers! He got face time on national media! Mission accomplished!.... either that, or he's looking for a cabinet seat..... Secretaruy of State?

Tubes Fan
Tubes Fan

Well, the Good News is at least that old prick is outta town for a few days.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Pieholio's endorsement should put the final nail in Perry's political coffin. With the rest of the Asshats the cons have to pick from,( Hell, Newt can't even tell the difference between stupidity and "Intellect"), the dems could put up the carcass of Jimmy Hoffa and win by a landslide.

A Hog's Head For Dinner ?
A Hog's Head For Dinner ?

Welcome home. James.

Now why would a dork-ass sheriff, too old to even be sheriff, endorsing some suckwad from the great state of Tax-ess be a surprise to anyone. You go Sheriff Joe. I guess you need some new backup now that all your racist AZ. dick throb constituents are out of work. Pretty boy Sheriff Paul of Pinal doesn't need Joe's endorsement, he rolls just fine on his own.

The next sound you hear will be Sheriff Joe's official MCSO power chair motoring east on Interstate 10; He's due for a photo-op in Austin, TX.

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

"Hey! look at me! Over here - look at me! I'm endorsing this guy! Hey! Over here! Look at me!" (My Arpaio impersonation)

Arpaiogone2012
Arpaiogone2012

Arpaio endorses a potential future war criminal from Texas? Arpaio, you are what you associate yourself with, greed and corruption. Arpaio's lack of morals is evidenced by his behavior. His type of thinking leads his puppets to the cliff.

Wayne
Wayne

Anyone considering a donation to Perry's campaign should go to Home Depot and ship him a gallon of white paint....he'll need all he can get to cover his bigotry!

Buddy Revell
Buddy Revell

 yesterday is just a memory and tomorrow is never what its supposed to be.

Buddy Revell
Buddy Revell

 you talk to much and your way over rated and to dramatic. lighten up man before you blow a main head spring. your rant solves nothing!

Eleanor Holguin
Eleanor Holguin

As if Janet Napolitano isn't bad enough ad HLS Secretary.....

Gizzard
Gizzard

10 minutes after Joke leaves Perry won't remember how to spell Jokes last name, and Joke won't recall who he endorsed. The perfect match!

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Ain't enough white paint on the planet to do that.

The Joe Show Redux
The Joe Show Redux

Are you suggesting a gubernatorial whitewash ???Oh no, say it so !!!

Nancys
Nancys

and I guess you are the real joke yourself.

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