Say it Ain’t So Sherriff Joe

Say it Ain’t So Sherriff Joe

This is a follow up to my earlier article on Sherriff Joe Arpaio and the controversies surrounding him. He appears to have some sewer maggot supporters, like neo-nazi Vito Lombardi and his White Nationalist friends. Neo Nazis tend to be narcissistic¬† and love to get photo ops with politicians. Wise politicians have someone vette who gets those photo ops and more importantly, who doesn’t, so they don’t get caught with politician stalker scum like Kyle Bristow, Don Black, and the like. Here you see that Sherriff Joe not only got snapped with a Neo nazi, but it was also proudly posted at Stormfront.

Conservatives take note: If the only people you can get to show up for counter demos are nutballs, it’s better not to counter protest.

*** Warning**** Video footage of WN’s and Neo Nazis. This is disgusting.

If you watch the videos at the Flaming Basterd links you will also see another camera view of this at 4:48 in, and the WN filmer earlier mumbling about how it’s too bad you can’t shoot (suspected) Obama supporters.

So Joe, say it ain’t so…. ( but so far there’s just been a short statement that the Sherriff can’t control who shows up at demonstrations. True, but a short sentence in that statement condemning white nationalism would serve better to disassociate yourself from these miserable mewling pukes. I waited a few days to post this in case there were more statements forthcoming, but I haven’t seen it if it’s out there.)

The bottom line is that his constituents love him and he’s not really in danger of becoming unelected – he does his main job well even with the occasional grandstanding. He doesn’t need scum like this to stay in office, and he should take the step to completely disavow them because he won’t be losing a thing by doing so.

Update: Vito says he wants deportations… here’s one for him.

Sherriff Joe on PBS

Sherriff Joe on PBS

In this segment from a PBS documentary Maria Hinojosa tries to pin Sherriff Joe Arpaio’s ears back on local immigration law enforcement. They have a couple papers in Joe’s area that are gunning for him because he does work with ICE on local immigration reinforcement. The reporter in this segment flounders a bit, and ends up by going “Godwinian”, comparing what Sherriff Joe is doing to what Nazi Germany did.

This is egregiously wrong especially since I can’t recall any illegal immigrants burnt in ovens. Bottom line: if you have to dig out Hitler and make comparisons in a discussion you are definitely on the weaker end of it, and you should always be called on it because it really diminishes the true horror of the Holocaust through trivialization.

You can see the rest of the documentary here, where they actually bring up valid points about the Sherriff’s propensity for populist grandstanding at election times, and the possible effects on response times.

It’s a thorny issue for both sides and the extremes of both parties tend to go overboard on immigration issues – with Janet Napolitano in charge, look for a different approach to the problem. It will be interesting to see in these economic times whether the Democrats downplay the problem or grandstand upon it to distract Republicans from efforts on the economy.

To me it’s wisest at this point for both parties to put this issue aside for now- on the Dem side of the debate the face of the issue has become surly La Raza Reconquistas carrying Mexican flags and wearing Che shirts, on the Republican extreme end the face has become equally surly militia members with ties to the Neo-Confederacy, and never the twain shall meet. This issue harms both parties at this point when it becomes nationalized.