If elected, ex-Shurf Joe wants to revive Birtherism

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If elected, ex-Shurf Joe wants to revive Birtherism


Post by noblepa » Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:36 pm

As you all probably know, "America's Toughest Sheriff" is running for the US Senate, to fill the vacancy left by Jeff Flake's retirement.

The good Shurf said in an interview that, if elected, he will pursue the issue of Barack Obama's "forged" birth certificate.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/28/politics ... index.html

Orly would be so proud.

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Post by DrIrvingFinegarten » Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:43 pm

He's getting up in years. If elected, would he even live through his whole six-year term?

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Post by tjh » Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:06 pm

"I don't talk about it anymore, until I become the US senator ... It has something to do with a document," Arpaio said at the Western Conservative Conference in Phoenix, according to a video posted to YouTube Saturday by Tru Conservative TV.

"If I asked you guys — I'm a nothing now, but if I were still the sheriff, I could ask for your birth certificate," he said. "So, I'm
kind of dropping that right now."

Arpaio then claimed that he proved "100%" that Obama's birth certificate is a "fake document."

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Post by tek » Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:05 pm

If I asked you guys — I'm a nothing now, but if I were still the sheriff, I could ask for your birth certificate,
o rly?

well, I guess you can ask for anything..
whether it has to be produced is another question..

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Post by Orlylicious » Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:19 pm

Dammit, Joe wasn't supposed to announce the new "BIG PLAN 'B'" until after the primary! Only Joe Arpaio can make Kelli Chemtrails Ward look reasonable. :lol:

Allahpundit at Hot Air:
Joe Arpaio: I’m Not Talking About The Hunt For Obama’s Real Birth Certificate — Until I’m A U.S. Senator
ALLAHPUNDIT Posted at 5:31 pm on March 28, 2018

I hope he wins the primary. As bad as he is, and he’s awfully bad, Republican populists are a thousand percent right that too many of their so-called “representatives” in Congress don’t really represent them. The Republican Speaker of the House has dedicated his career to trying to reform entitlements while purporting to represent a party whose core constituency consists of old people. He’s worked doggedly behind the scenes for years to pass immigration reform while grassroots activists have screamed for stronger borders, a dynamic that led first to Eric Cantor getting ousted in a primary and ultimately to the nomination of Donald J. Trump for president. Ryan is the apotheosis of the dogmatic conservative who worries a lot — in theory, not in practice — about government spending and not so much about the culture wars. His base’s priorities are the opposite.

So why shouldn’t Sheriff Joe get a Senate seat, or at least his party’s nomination for one? He’s even in sync with the base on his pet issue. As of August 2016, 27 percent of Republicans believed Obama was born in the U.S. versus 41 percent who doubted it. (31 percent were unsure.) Fifteen months later, in December 2017, 57 percent of Trump voters said they thought it was definitely or probably true that Obama was born in Kenya. It’s not like Ryan and McConnell will have the numbers to move major legislation after the midterms; even in the best-case scenario where they continue to control Congress, the House majority is sure to be diminished. If they couldn’t pass anything except tax reform and a gigantic spending bill with the numbers they have now, why not let Senator Joe continue the Hunt for the Real Birth Certificate?
Zero interest in policy, to Trump’s right on culture war and conspiracies. Don’t tell me he can’t win a primary. In fact, he might have two shots at it. If McCain steps down because of his health before November, a special election would be called to finish his term. The smart move for Arpaio in that case would be to call up Kelli Ward, the other populist in the race (the third candidate is establishment favorite Martha McSally), and agree that one of them should bail out of the race for Jeff Flake’s seat and run for McCain’s instead. It’s perfectly possible that McSally, forced into a one-on-one battle with someone who enjoys grassroots support, will lose and the GOP will end up with Arpaio and Ward as its two Senate nominees. Odds of Democrats picking up one of those red seats would be very fair. Odds of them picking up both, especially in a national wave year, would be substantial, if smaller.

What’s Trump gonna do? The word last month is that he intends to stay out of the race since he doesn’t want to damage the most electable candidate, McSally, by endorsing Arpaio or Ward but he also doesn’t want to piss off his populist fans by endorsing McSally. McConnell and the party establishment are going to end up begging him to support McSally, though, if the race looks tight in the final weeks, which it probably will. Trump’s going to have Alabama redux on his hands: Back the establishmentarian who might lose anyway or please his base by backing the populist who’ll probably fumble away an easy hold for the GOP in the general election?
https://hotair.com/archives/2018/03/28/ ... s-senator/

How long before he sends out a birfer fundraising letter? It always works with his fans.

Meanwhile Kelli's with Gorka. What a circus out there.

Kelli Ward's scary new alt-right guru - Sebastian Gorka - AZCentral.com
https://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion ... 462801002/
1 day ago - There is no more bizarre Republican primary contest (and that really IS saying something) than the race to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake. Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio couldn't resist jumping into the race, although stumbling, or slumping, might be a better word. Arpaio has been a non-factor, except for .
https://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion ... 462801002/

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