Should Jan Brewer Gather a Fact or Two Before Directing Blame for Things?

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Governor Jan Brewer said last week that Arizonans should be angered at the "kind of evil" and "federal failure" that left a Border Patrol agent dead near Bisbee.

Since Brewer said that, it's been discovered that Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie apparently was killed by friendly fire.

See also:
-Jan Brewer May Have Paul Babeu'd Herself
-Border Patrol Agent Killed, Another Wounded in Shooting Near Bisbee
-Jan Brewer Comments on Border Patrol Agent's Death by Going After Feds, Obama

As our commenting community pointed out yesterday, this isn't the first time Arizona politicians have perhaps wrongly blamed immigrants or the Obama administration for various incidents, but this incident drew the latest political responses.

"There should be anger, too. Righteous anger -- at the kind of evil that causes sorrow this deep, and at the federal failure and political stalemate that has left our border unsecured and our Border Patrol in harm's way," Brewer's statement on the shooting said. "Four fallen agents in less than two years is the result."

She continued, "It has been 558 days since the Obama administration declared the security of the U.S.-Mexico border 'better now than it has ever been.' I'll remember that statement today."

The FBI says there are "strong preliminary indications" that this was a friendly-fire incident, and authorities haven't mentioned the involvement of anyone else in the shooting -- like immigrants.

That said, should Brewer at least get some facts before blaming Obama, immigrants, or anyone else for these kinds of things?

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xxxfacebook75
xxxfacebook75

Jan Brewer, being Senile, we must forgive her.  She is leading this state to the trash.   But Republicans and the Tea Party love her for being  the racist she is.   

seekingjustice2
seekingjustice2

Jan should have a few chickens in her office, like Arpaio has, as both of them have Obama stuck in their caws and continuoulsly open their beaks without the facts.  Both of them are nothing more than a couple of real cluckers.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

if we beef up security at the border like Jan wants, all we will accomplish is having more jumpy agents shooting each other more often. the problem with the border security is that the agents arent trained properly, nor do they have good equipment (he was jumpy and opened fire on his own people, and the radio's were crap)

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

I'm willing to bet, on any given day Jan's BAC is higher than Dever's was. 

robert_graham
robert_graham

Jan Brewer is right and you are wrong!  You must be angry about Brewer's telling the truth or you would not be slamming her for it.  Wake up liberals, your party is over!!!

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

she is right though, the border is unsafe. its just that our jumpy agents are the ones turning it into a danger zone for other agents. they dont have to worry about armed immigrants crossing, they have to worry and fear that some other agent might respond. they said they have had radio problems for a long time. if Jan wanted to make the border more secure, maybe if she spent some state money on equipment instead of bailing Arpaio's ass out of every lawsuit he puts himself into......they might have better chances of making it home at night. there is absolutely no reason for her to research facts before opening her mouth if her goal is to make Arizona look retarded (oops.......that is her goal....and she HAS succeeded at it). most cops are not exactly "sharpshooters" so what i would wonder is: how come nobody knew they were firing on other cops, yet they were able to score hits while firing IN THE DARK and WITH HANDGUNS (a weapon known as a close quarters weapon, not long range)? either they were on top of one another or they had to go through a couple magazines. so either they were in a extended firefight with nobody trying to identify themselves, or our agents are trained to duck their heads and "SPRAY" bullets at their targets and just got a lucky shot off into the guy who was screaming out who he was.

Hock
Hock

Although I think Jan is a LED dim bulb, and should not speak prior to facts being discovered, she shares this problem with others.  Sheriff Dupnik did the same thing after Gabby Giffords was shot.  Politicians are politicians, and the first one to speak in public gets the headlines.

 

 

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

Dimly lit, she is. We have to wonder if the electrical pulses within her brain might even power the weakest night light. Not likely. And she is trying to operate in a 100 watt world. As our governor. Honestly, her handlers really need to pay attention.

 

"Tis better to keep your mouth shut and have people think you're an idiot, that to open your mouth and prove them right"

sarum
sarum

@danzigsdaddy Still a federal failure and still evil no matter who fired the deadly shot. Some are still saying that CIA runs 95% of illicit drugs into this nation. I had no way of verifying that in the '70's and no way of verifying that now. But to entice people to a bad choice, make it easily available and then imprison them for it is certainly a special kind of evil. We have come to accept this, just as we accept the terrorist busts where a really young guy gets befriended by an undercover who coaches & coaxes, and even provides the weaponry - just so they can bust the really young guy - not only is this job creation/saving their own jobs with created foe, but it is a special kind of evil to do this to a young person just finding their legs.

mickey
mickey

again with that fake ass picture too cowardly to show your face...based on what i read i could see why..

narizona
narizona

The only thing your spreading is your legs and that big hole in your face!

Underyourskin
Underyourskin

 @JoeArpaioFan  Liberals ??  We are the laughing State of the Nation because of all this nonsense. You can't have Crazy without Az is what one comment was from another State.  By the way Joe is the only Clown running for Sheriff.

xxxfacebook75
xxxfacebook75

 @danzigsdaddy The entire state of Arizona is unsafe, not from illegals, but from all the guys, the drive by shooting, fit of angry shooting. home invasions. Armed robberies.  The state of Arizona is like one mass target practice.  Just hope your not in the wrong spot or caught in a cross fire.    

xxxfacebook75
xxxfacebook75

 @Tommy_Collins So well said,  Jan is so senile.  At least she gets lots of free trips on the taxpayers,    Telling us she is seeking new jobs or businesses in AZ.  But Corporations move to states with high quality education, something the Republicans fail to see.    Education is the future of AZ.  

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

 @DPSnAZ  @Tommy_CollinsSo, DPS, are you suggesting that her syns perpetually take napses? That would explain her inability to walk and chew gum at the same time. Your point is valid.

 

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