Doug Ducey's New Ad Claims "Arizonans," Not Obama, Will Get Job Done on Immigration: Why That's Bull

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Putting the jerk in knee-jerk, Arizona State Treasurer and Republican gubernatorial hopeful Doug Ducey has rolled out a new TV ad, trying like heck to look tough on the border.

That's no small task for a guy who either has the world's worst barber or the world's worst toupee, I'm not sure which.

Plus, with that cottonmouth Toledo speech-impediment of his, an unholy hybrid between a Midwest and back East accent, the ex-ice cream mogul comes off as a guy trying to sell you two scoops with all the fixins.

In other words, General Stormin' Norman Schwarzkopf, he ain't.

Dummkopf, however...


Ducey, pretending that he can do something about the border in this latest ad

Apparently Ducey missed the U.S. Supreme Court's 2012 decision on Arizona's noxious "attrition through enforcement" law, Senate Bill 1070, where the court reaffirmed the federal government's "broad, undoubted power over the subject of immigration and the status of aliens," declaring that the "federal power to determine immigration policy is well settled."

And yet, Ducey in this commercial asserts that he can do something differently regarding immigration.

First, he calls the transportation of migrants to Arizona by the feds, "inhumane and unacceptable."

Which depends on your point of view, I guess. If you're some Central American kid who hopped a train through Mexico, then crossed the Rio Grande into the U.S. because you were afraid of getting raped, maimed or killed by gangs in your home country, Border Patrol custody probably seems like heaven on earth.

Anyway, Ducey tells us that,

"Our southern border remains wide open and unprotected. As governor, I'll fight back with every resource at my command. Fencing, satellites, guardsmen, more police and prosecutors. We'll get this done."

Um, satellites? Does Ducey have a rocket launcher parked behind his mansion?


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rainiesmom81
rainiesmom81

I'm all for Doug Ducey we are tired of the squatters in Northern Arizona....Let them go back to where they came from...If you don't have Green Cards Go Back to Mexico Where you BELONG!!!

BeenAwhile
BeenAwhile

Apparently Obama is running for Governor of Arizona because all the candidates on the GOP primary ballot seem to be trying to run against him...as if opposing Obama is the only requirement necessary to be a Republican candidate for Governor in Arizona.

wherewasi
wherewasi topcommenter

So - which GOP candidate is LEAST LIKELY to be a Cathie Herrod puppet?


I will be voting a GOP primary ballot soon. Al Melvin took himself out. I am just saying NO to Candy Andy "walk quietly and carry a big stick" Thomas, Christine "I am an unapologetic conservative" Jones, and Doug "ice cream and AZ just don't mix" Ducey.  That leaves Smith, Biggs and Bennett. Hmmmm!


Seriously interested in opinions.

Reggievv
Reggievv

The next two months until the primary is going to be a never ending cesspool of BS, lies, distortions and misrepresentation, lots paid for by "who knows who", but plenty of Ducey's paid for by the big Tucson car dealer. I am sure the Bankrupt Cold Stone coupon franchisees won't be donating to Douche's campaign.

FRONTERA
FRONTERA

I  had the misfortune of seeing ducey=d0uchbags  tv spot. Ready to vote for that MESA MAYOR ,or  go daddy girl or anyone  else . Talk about a poser, empty suit...

Cozz
Cozz topcommenter

I'm confused, is his last name Ducey or Douchebag ?

You have to admit, Governor Douchebag does have a nice ring to it.

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

Mr. Lemons, You sure nailed this fool, running for Governor!  One obnoxious ad after another. Can't flip the channel fast enough when I hear his voice. His war on O-b-a-m-aaa? Not with our tax dollars!

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Ducey apparently is as dim as the other Republican candidates for governor.

He also forgot that the most conservative Supreme Court since Taft ruled in favor of the feds regarding immigration.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

I wonder if these idiots that claim to be "Christians" understand that Jesus would be ON THE BUS helping these kids......  


The kids  got busted crossing the border, and now they are just being processed.....  


Would these fine "Christians" just want kids dropped in Mexico, even though most are not even from Mexico?  Maybe the wingnut right would want the kids simply thrown to the lions.....  (and at the same time, they claim to care about EVERY fetus - but it seems they give a shit when the baby is born....)

wherewasi
wherewasi topcommenter

Caucasian Europeans desperate to escape the rule of the Crown... the Original Invading Immigrants claiming the right to occupy a land that wasn't theirs.

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

@BeenAwhile Doug Ducey, Arizona does NOT need more police and prosecutors who have nothing to do with the border! Who are you beholden to?

Who's tackling Arizona's real crises and problems that the GOP candidates have chosen to ignore? 

Like Arizona's broken criminal justice system? Arizona's failed draconian mandatory minimum sentencing must be reformed! Where a non-violent, first offender is sentenced to 75 years for NON-sexual touching in a public pool? A defacto life sentence. The taxpayers cannot sustain this wasteful spending to enrich a handful of criminal justice and prison profiteers.

Zero tolerance policies that turn a 5-year-old into a sex offender for dropping his pants? Tackle this nonsense that is destroying Arizona's children and families, in the ongoing march to mass incarcerate Arizona's people and grow the school-to-prison pipeline!

Folks, if you think this is not about you, think again. Which of the candidates would you trust your life with?

wherewasi
wherewasi topcommenter

@sarahanne He is proud to have the endorsement of the 2nd biggest embarrassment to the state, the one and only king of corruption, Russell Pearce. And ALL of the candidates seem to think immigration is the only issue we have. I am not taking that bait. Cross another one off the list. 

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

@wherewasi @wherewasi @wherewasi   Government is the #1 employer in Arizona and the "haters" have their hand out for federal $$$'s, while criticizing the President and the federal government.

The GOP candidates for Governor fail to address Arizona's broken criminal justice system and the mass incarceration of its people. Where incarceration is valued more than education in Arizona.

If the CPS, the VA, the major Class Action law suit against Arizona Dept. of Corrections, are all in progress, why is one to believe Arizona's criminal justice system is not in crisis? 

Private prison profiteers "controlling" public policy with no input from the public, no "needs" requests, no impact studies on the people or the communities. Thousands of private prison beds in the works, along with a new Super Max prison, Arizona does NOT need. Passed by Senator Shooter who wouldn't allow the public to speak or sign in at the state legislature kiosk.

Dire water shortage should call for building moratoriums on all institutions, "importing" people Arizona cannot handle. Wake up voters. They don't want you to know this or discuss the looming crisis that is Arizona's broken criminal justice system and mass industrial prison complex. 

Arizona is being called police / "prison" state. So who will represent the people or the "system", which has stripped away the peoples' rights and freedom? The "vote" is all that is left and people need to use it in the primary.

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

@wherewasi Smith has run a city, though I do not support his anti-immigration stance. Smith will get our vote in the GOP primary, since the rest are unqualified, lack credibility and/or integrity, and will continue on the path of taking Arizona backwards. Conservative = intolerant, racist and bigoted, using religion for political and financial gain = hypocrites.

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

@barbaraespinosa1 The Cathi Herrod / Len Muncil / Center for Arizona Policy crowd, needs to take notice. Draconian mandatory minimum sentencing for the "ordinary" people, slap on the wrist for the "cronies", see MCAO Bill Montgomery's handling of the Chris Simcox case - sexual assault on his daughters and their friend? Out in less than 3 1/2 years? Meanwhile, a defendent was sentenced to 75 years for non-sexual "touching" in a public pool - a defacto life sentence? Wake up Arizona voters. A 5 year old given sexual misconduct in his record, in the Dysart School system, without his mother even being called? Wake up voters! 

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@Cozz


You are most definitely confused and too fucking stupid to straighten it out.  

wherewasi
wherewasi topcommenter

@ConcernedCitizenAZ  I totally agree about the private prison system, and also believe that it undercuts the core of the family, which is a primary cause of the failure of the American society, for what it is. How to solve it? I don't know. Legalize weed, for one. Release dads that are imprisoned for having a little mj. Stop the extremists from shoving their values down our throats.  

barbaraespinosa1
barbaraespinosa1

@ConcernedCitizenAZ  Ducey was not the founder of Cold Stone. I questioned his comments inferring he was the founder he said no he bought a franchise and was it's CEO.The company was co-founded in 1988 by Susan and Donald Sutherland, who sought ice cream that was neither hard-packed nor soft-serve. Publicity materials describe it as "smooth and creamy super-premium ice cream." Cold Stone Creamery opened its first store that year in Tempe, Arizona.[2] The original Cold Stone Creamery, store #0001, is still in operation today at the original location in Tempe.[4]

The company's business model is the same as the one originally created by Steve's Ice Cream's founder Steve Herrell. The company uses in-store made ice cream that is combined with mix-ins, candy or other items that is folded into the ice cream to make a new flavor. Cold Stone's name comes from the frozen granite stone, used to mix "mix-ins": candy, nuts, or other edibles into various flavors of ice

cream.

Cozz
Cozz topcommenter

@fishingblues 

If anyone is the epitome of stupidity Jaffy, that would be you.

wherewasi
wherewasi topcommenter

@fishingblues ...Seriously? You CAN'T be THAT ignorant. Study your history. You remind me of Bobby Hill talking to Chief about the first Thanksgiving & the history between the Native Americans and the "Pioneers" - "Are you SURE that's what happened, Chief? Cuz this is the first I'm hearin' of it!"

Cozz
Cozz topcommenter

@wherewasi 

Yes, he is that ignorant and a lot more.

barbaraespinosa1
barbaraespinosa1

@ConcernedCitizenAZ cold stone creamery. Not clear if just his franchises or world wide CSC.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@WhoKnows @fishingblues @wherewasi


When in doubt, twist and shout.


Stupid fucker!  Is that the best you could do?  When proven wrong, illiterate, ignorant, stupid fucking liberals resort to deflection.  Liberals wouldn't recognize the truth if it was shoved up their flabby asses.


I also enjoy the fact that all of you numb-nut, dimwitted, loony liberals think everyone that has a differing opinion is one person (graham).  Fuck you people are stupid!

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@Cozz 


"LOL"????   Fucking sixth graders.  


If you are really 'laughing out loud' and no one is listening, is it still loud.


You stupid mother fucking moron.



wherewasi
wherewasi topcommenter

@fishingblues  Actually, FB, I don't think you are Robert. He is just a screwball troll who likes saying outrageous things and stirring the pot. You seem much more hostile and belligerent. While Robert goes home and probably spends his time watching the Cartoon Network, I envision you experiencing road rage, kicking your dog if he begs to go out, and beating your wife if dinner isn't on the table when you're hungry. Robert is annoying but somewhat amusing. You project something far more malignant.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@wherewasi 


Damn, another stupid fucking pseudo psychologist.  


The only thing I like to kick are liberal asses.  

wherewasi
wherewasi topcommenter

@fishingblues  Thank you for proving my point. That is a perfect example the malignant hostility I was talking about. Have a nice holiday and don't blow anything up.

wherewasi
wherewasi topcommenter

@fishingblues.  I'm SHOCKED!!  You posted an entire sentence without using the F word one single time!  Maybe it IS possible to teach a pig to sing after all!

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@wherewasi 


Your only point is the top of your head, imbecile.


Liberals believe themselves to be so special, it is really quite hilarious.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@wherewasi 


The F word?  What a fucking tool.


If you find the language here too salty for your delicate sensibilities, perhaps you would find  a preschool site or a jesus freak site more to your liking. 


Stupid twat!

wherewasi
wherewasi topcommenter

@fishingblues  Actually, FB, you should re-read your comment and think rationally about WHO thinks they are special and WHO people are REALLY laughing at.  It isn't ME that replies to every comment that I disagree with by vomiting a slew of profanity and childish insults.


By the way, the originality of your pointed head comment is totally underwhelming.

wherewasi
wherewasi topcommenter

@fishingblues  Well, forgive my terminology. I think vulgarity coming from a woman is unbecoming, so I only use it to make a point or serve a purpose. People who use it in every conversation apparently lack the ability to express themselves in a mature manner.  Don't worry about my delicate tolerance of bad language - I've been posting out here for years and your foulness is nothing new, interesting or impressive.  Just another mutt trying to be a pit bull.  Thanks for playing!

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@wherewasi


If I might paraphrase Ray Wiley ...


"Kicking liberal asses and raising hell."


You little twat!


Dumber than a frozen turd!    

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@wherewasi


Well aren't you a smug, snotty little bitch.  Here's a thought genius. Don't like it?  Don't read my stuff.  Most goes way over your head anyway.    


Jazus!  Liberals sure are stupid.    

wherewasi
wherewasi topcommenter

@fishingblues  Geez, Thanks. Being called a twat by someone of your caliber means a lot to me.  What is it they say? "If you can't dazzle them with brilliance..." Clearly, you've scraped the bottom of your brilliance cup.

wherewasi
wherewasi topcommenter

@fishingblues.  Well, here's a thought for you: Perhaps I find your posts entertaining. Watching you bounce off walls is far more fun than doing dishes or watching Dr. Phil. 


Oooops! Sorry! I bet that was way over your head.

wherewasi
wherewasi topcommenter

@fishingblues By the way, if you believe I am dumber than a frozen turd, that suggests that you have spent time engaged in conversation with at least one chilled piece of excrement in order to make that comparison.


So, taking that one step further, how does THAT make you look really SMART?

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@wherewasi


I am damn entertaining and I don't waste my time nor numb my mind watching Dr. Phil.   But I can sure see how it is helping you.  

wherewasi
wherewasi topcommenter

fishingblues. Yes, you are entertaining.  I'm trying to figure out which post of the many you've made (speaking of mind-numbing) that you think is SO deep or complex that you think it went over my head.  Most of what you post wouldn't even go over a gecko's head. 

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@wherewasi


All of them.  


I know it is an obsession with some women to get the last word.  Given you are becoming quite boring, I'm going to give it to you (assuming, of course, that you refrain from a provocative attack).  


Perhaps you would prefer knitting or watching tv?  

wherewasi
wherewasi topcommenter

@fishingblues  Translation:  You would like to quit while you're ahead, but since you are NOT ahead, you're just quitting.


I see. Hahaha. You got beat down by a girl. A girl dressed as a pirate with a pistol, granted, but a girl nonetheless.


That was fun. We'll have to do it again soon.


Hugs! ;o)

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@wherewasi @fishingblues


(Seriously, this is not meant to be the last word.)


When you stated "You got beat down by a girl...", what you effectively were saying was that you believe girls to be inferior.


I have no such believe.  

Dontbelieveit
Dontbelieveit

@fishingblues I know you are just testing me but.............believe is not the same as belief.....MK?I have no such believe.

wherewasi
wherewasi topcommenter

@fishingblues  I guess you can interpret it however you want. I interpreted your "dumber than a frozen turd" comment following a similar path of logic.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@wherewasi 


Sorry, not comparable. 


Think about what you said.  Why did you feel the need to point out that I was "beat down by a girl"?  The only explanation is that you consider it unusual for a girl to beat down a guy.  

You do not have to admit it.  That's okay.


I raised my daughter to believe she was inferior to no one and she subsequently has a very healthy sense of self.


"Dumber than a frozen turd" is effectively meaningless.  I use it to make fun of liberals because they mistakenly have such high opinions of themselves.  They are so much fun at which to poke fun. They take themselves so damn seriously.


So, are you a brain-dead, self-deluded, loony liberal or are you normal?  

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@Dontbelieveit 


So, who are you, donkey boy junior?


If you are going to be a toady, you might want to find someone with slightly better character to follow.    

wherewasi
wherewasi topcommenter

@fishingblues  I don't think I even need to address your soliloquy in full. You were sounding like a macho bully, and still do. I'm probably less liberal than you would care to acknowledge, but definitely not "far right".


I consider myself quite "normal" and reasonably successful and fully competent in most matters (although I would never consider performing brain surgery or flying a commercial airplane without supervision).


And contrary to your odd assessment of me taking myself too seriously, actually I think life is far too short to spend it whining and arguing, and have engaged you in this little back-and-forth simply because I found it to be fun and entertaining. Nothing hostile, angry or serious about it. Just amusing banter between household chores. 

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@wherewasi 


"macho bully" - again from the perspective of the "weaker sex".


I made no assessment of you.  I made statements relative to loony liberals.  If you are one, the assessments fit, if you are not they likely do not.


You might want to go back and consider who started the shit-slinging.  (That is, between you and me.)


Prior to this exchange, I had no previous knowledge of your outlook on life.  Many of the others who incessantly post liberal gibberish, I feel obliged to attack at will.


Glad you are enjoying the exchange, I certainly am.  I also use this for pure entertainment between (hopefully) more constructive ventures.  


In real life, I'm actually a pretty nice guy and consider myself quite witty and funny. ( Please don't tell anyone about the nice guy stuff.)  I'm also not as conservative as I might appear.  I am a line by line big L Libertarian.  If you know the philosophy, you would pretty much know from where I come.  


Enjoy the knitting and, of course, Dr. Phil.  


wherewasi
wherewasi topcommenter

@fishingblues  Okay. I voted for Johnson and Kielsky in 2012.  I won't tell anyone you're a nice guy - your secret is safe with me.


Yes, this is just entertainment. I can be serious, but we have not been debating any issues; we've been exchanging jabs. 


No knitting for me - who needs mittens and socks in Phoenix in July? I might throw Rainman in the DVD player at some point, but at the moment I need to keep working on my boxes for Goodwill.


Glad we cleared up all those nasty misconceptions!  Ha!

wherewasi
wherewasi topcommenter

@fishingblues ...and to address the two other points you brought up:


The macho bully in my past loved to rage and attack, verbally and physically. I moved from MN to AZ to get away since he continually violated my OFPs. He has been in prison for the past 8 years after he moved on to do the same things to other women and his past finally caught up with him. Yes, I am physically weaker than most men, and probably lots of women as well, but I have the emotional and personal fortitude to make up for it.


And, yes, you DID make several personal assessments of me; smug, snotty bitch, stupid f'g twat, f'g pseudo psychologist, f'g tool, all of your comments were over my head, etc.  But that's okay. It wouldn't be any fun to just praise each other and sing Kum Ba Ya and share our favorite cookie recipes.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@wherewasi @fishingblues


Something you may or may not hear from Dr. Phil.  If you look at the world through a lens constructed of experiences with your ex, you will see your ex in many things. Not healthy.  


Now dear heart, let's review.  Before I called you anything (unless you consider my "speaking of ignorant" comment a pejorative, when I was simply attempting to educate you as to the true first Americans), you had already slung the following names:


Ignorant, a cartoon character (Bobbie Hill), hostile, belligerent, accusing me of road rage, kicking my dog and beating my wife and someone who is far more malignant ...  Of course, I'm sure you considered each of those - terms of endearment. 


Additionally, you seemed to be aligning yourself with the loony liberals (the guy "whoknows" nothing, in this case).  There are a half dozen brain-dead zealots on this site to which I treat with nothing but disdain.  They have earned no better.


So, excuse me for running at you a little.  You actually seem to be fairly rational.  However, if you wish to be healthy, you will need to rid yourself of your ex.     

wherewasi
wherewasi topcommenter

@fishingblues Got rid of the ex in 1998.  Drew the opinion of you being a bully based on many exchanges I have read between you and others over time. I don't post here often anymore, but I do read almost every day.


It's all good. I will read your future posts with a grain of salt, so to speak.  Maybe I'll knit you some mittens. What's your favorite color?

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