Tom Horne, Lawbreaking Scum, Uses Plight of Migrant Children to Solicit Donations

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Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne, who literally may end up in handcuffs this year depending on the outcomes of various criminal probes into his scummy activities, is using a photo of migrant children detained in Texas to raise money for his re-election campaign.

In a mass e-mail sent out Tuesday to potential contributors, Horne repeats his lame threat to sue the federal government over the crisis of Central American kids crossing the border in Texas, and then being flown to Arizona for processing.

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The sleaziest politician in Arizona, using migrant kids to raise cash...

As I explained in last week's column, Horne has zero authority in the matter, and this threat of a lawsuit is about as credible as the laughable RICO suit disbarred, disgraced ex-county Attorney Andrew Thomas filed against Maricopa County politicians, judges and employees back in the day.

But beating the anti-immigrant drum will not save Horne any more than it saved Thomas from disbarment.

Read Horne's entire, shameless pitch for cash on the backs of immigrant kids.

Last week, the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission unanimously voted to investigate Horne's using his public office -- the one you and I pay for -- as his re-election headquarters, in violation of both state and federal law.

The ACCEC has both subpoena power and the power to remove incumbent lawbreakers like Horne in certain circumstances.

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As I mentioned in the piece I wrote about the ACCEC decision, present at the hearing was the Maricopa County Attorney's Office's lead investigator, indicating the possibility of a state grand jury in the not-too distant future.

Also, the FBI is looking into the new allegations of wrongdoing, as attorney Tom Ryan communicated to Horne, when Horne recently demanded back his three-ring binder of campaign contributors, intentionally mislabeled "Border Patrol."

Ryan responded with an e-mail telling Horne the book was now in the possession of the FBI, and sent him a PDF of the receipt given to Ryan by an FBI agent for the "Border Patrol" book.

Horne also has been ordered by Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk to pay back $400,000 in campaign contributions illegally obtained during the 2010 election cycle. He's appealing that decision, an appeal he will lose.

Ironically, Horne recently toured the facility in Nogales, AZ where hundreds of migrant children are being kept, and praised what he saw, saying the kids were clean and well-treated.

Horne is desperate. Recent polls show him with high negatives, trailing his GOP primary opponent Mark Brnovich. And who would want to give money to a loser like Horne who hired his own mistress to the state payroll and is being pursued by four investigative agencies?

Granted, other money-grubbing politicians are making similar appeals, such as Governor Jan Brewer did recently on behalf of her JanPAC.

Exploiting migrant minors is all the rage these days among unscrupulous pols.

But the practice is particularly putrid as practiced by Horne, the sleaziest politician in Arizona, bar none.

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armandocdll81
armandocdll81

Let's hope Tom Horne wins. The real degenerate scum are the entities and agencies that promote the dissolution of US borders and immigration protocols all in the name of Third World solidarity and institutionalized fetishization of the undocumented, job-creating Noble Savage.

JoeArpaioFan
JoeArpaioFan

So you mean the migrant children are not using their phony plight to gain amnesty? Lemons, you are pathetic. I say "euthanize" every one of those illegal border crossers.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

OR             --- BARRY OBAMA, LAWBREAKING SCUM, USES PLIGHT OF ILLEGAL CHILDREN TO SOLICIT SUPPORT.


Is there a difference?  Only to a brain-dead, loony liberal.  

Cozz
Cozz topcommenter

Law breaking Scum is an understatement.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

Typical Arizona Republican... everything is exploitable for their own gain

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Robert, take a trip to Poland. Go see Auschwitz, Sobibor, Buchenwald, etc. Then get back to us.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@arizonanewtimes.com again you propose combating crime with worse crimes

and again you also seem to think that these children are super-intelligent and scheming a plot that our entire nation cant seem to thwart

since you feel these kids are that smart, maybe we should keep them and ship you to Mexico instead (i bet they could get a better job than at a Shell station in Fresno)

marcy
marcy

@arizonanewtimes.com


That would be illegal, do you get the irony in you proposing illegal measures because someone else did something illegal?


Probably not

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

@fishingblues Scumbag, huh? That's like calling the kettle black. As a lawyer and former law professor at the University of Chicago, Obama knows where to draw the line. I say let the Teathuglicans impeach him. But caution is indicated here. Remember the old sayin', "be careful what you wish for?"

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@Flyer9753 

Typical New Times reader.  Don't think for yourself.  Blindly accept the views of the reporter without thinking about why those children are in this situation to begin with.


valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@eric.nelson745 @fishingblues 

Being trained as a lawyer, Obama knows how to manipulate the system in order to overstep the intent of the laws.   It's pretty clear to any open-minded person that ICE is playing dirty with these immigrants, yet rabble-rousers like Lemons twist the situation to make anybody who criticizes it look bad.  Pathetically, many readers agree blindly.


fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@eric.nelson745 @fishingblues


I was simply mimicking the headline and poking fun at the liberal loons at NewTimes, but since you asked.....


"be careful what you wish for?"  You don't honestly believe we could do worse, do you?

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@valleynative @Flyer9753 Typical ValleyNative


Arrogant assumptive asshole who deludes himself into thinking he's a mind reader and can tell people where they get their ideas and thoughts from.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@fistingblues ... says the brain-dead ignoramus too stupid to know the difference between "beliefs" and "believes".

Does it hurt to be so stupid?

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

TBH valley, what's pathetic is that children are pawns in America's political view.

The kids aren't a damn football. Either Republicans come up with a solution to the immigration issue or accept the Senate bill.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@valleynative you posed a lot of good questions that i am still wanting to see answers for.............especially the "why ship them so far away from where their court appearances are"

i have yet to see a good answer or even a so-so answer for those questions.

(granted, i havent read every reply............but i have read some that were far fetched at best and missed the point entirely on some)

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@Flyer9753 

I don't know how old you are, but surely you've reached a point in life where you've realized that there are an awful lot of people who are much smarter than you are and who can see through your primitive thought processes.

I happen to be one of the many.


fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay


One trick pony -- or should I say --

one trick ass.


Too fucking stupid to do anything but repeat something over and over and over ad infinitum.  


TOO OBTUSE TO BE OF USE.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@fishingblues ... the depravity of your pig-ignorance is the gift that keeps on giving.


fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@Flyer9753 @valleynative


Ugh, he sure as hell is.


Your posts illustrate your less than stellar IQ.  They also clearly indicate your blind, partisan, bigoted ideology.   

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay


As I was saying, your responses are nonsensical.  You are fast becoming trite and boring.  You remind me of the mutt -- too fucking stupid to know you are stupid.


Where's the challenge?  You are just too easy.  Did you fall down and hit your head again?  Are you off your anti-psychotic drugs? 

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@danzigsdaddy @fishingblues


Dad, Biden is not smart enough to be worse than Obama.  Obama is doing it on purpose because of his twisted and wrong thinking ideas.


Obama is a fan of the failing social/Democratic Western European economic model.  He is also a believer in "one world order".  Biden doesn't have a clue what either of those are.  

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