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Arizona Threatens To Keep President Obama Off Nov. Ballot

Arizona Threatens To Keep President Obama Off Nov. Ballot

By now we expect folks like Sheriff Joe Arpaio to peddle in offensive conspiracy theories like birtherism, but how about the man in charge of running Arizona’s elections?

As reported in Talking Points Memo, Secretary of State Ken Bennett told conservative radio talk show host Mike Broomhead that he’s not convinced that President Barack Obama was really born in the United States and is threatening to keep him off the ballot in November.

Bennett admitted he was working off information “uncovered” by Arpaio and has concluded that the birth certificate released last year in a forgery. As a result Bennett is trying to get verification from state officials in Hawaii that the certificate is authentic.

Boy, I bet that never gets old for folks in Hawaii.

Bennett swears this new-found birtherism is not about the president, but rather, protecting the integrity of the election process. And it’s likely not about his own aspirations to be governor either. Gov. Jan Brewer (R) has said she thinks birtherism is a “distraction” that is “leading our country down a path of destruction” and her term is up in two years. Because of Arizona’s term limits law Brewer will be prevented from running for governor again.

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10:09PM PST on Jan 3, 2013

Thank you.

10:08PM PST on Jan 3, 2013

Thank you.

10:08PM PST on Jan 3, 2013

Thank you.

6:27PM PDT on May 25, 2012

Who does the dickhead think he is? And is that even legal?!

10:59AM PDT on May 24, 2012

Ouch! Now that hurts, Michael!

In case you didn't notice, I wasn't defending Arpaio, Brewer, or Bennett.

I think he's tucked his tail between his legs, but it was only a matter of time before Robby would have come back to drop a bunch of F-bombs, possibly along with some type of 2nd Amendment-related threat. He stopped just short of that in his last post.

I wasn't the crazy one in that exchange.

10:28AM PDT on May 24, 2012

The whole Arizona group, Gov. Janet Brewer, Secretary of State Ken Bennett, Sheriff "Crazy" Joe Arpaio, and all of our gun totting crazies (followers) are so full of hate...but at least it is a dry hate.

Now I have to add the names of Seth E and Robby to the above list. Congratulations to you both.

6:32AM PDT on May 23, 2012

Actually, I'm fine. I've accomplished all I needed to, and thanks for playing right into it, Robby.

Sorry to those who got annoyed in the process, but I saw how Robby would handle this, and I knew I'd get the bullying, insulting, pointless blow-up that we got from him today, even though I thought he would have used a few more choice words (you did let me down a little bit there, Robster!).

Take care!

5:38AM PDT on May 23, 2012

Robby and Seth, would you both please STFU and GTFO? You've made your points, and now you're both just behaving like children, flinging mud and invective at each other. The rest of us are neither impressed nor amused.

2:24AM PDT on May 23, 2012

.....I've seen many reps show their asses, but never seen one dwell on their own "intelligence/education" like this (or in this case, lack thereof). God forbid I actually try to get under your skin. Grow up & get a life.

2:23AM PDT on May 23, 2012

Seth- you're a whiny fool. Your constant insults (from your very first post to me) show that you have some serious insecurities. Is someone not getting invited to the popular kid parties {sniff, sniff}...? Don't worry, you'll be out of HS soon enough. Years from now, it'll all seem like a dream. Time has a way of fixing adolescent drama. I don't care how much you like whomever's in the white house now, nor do I care how much it bothers you how I refer to him. His initials are BO- deal w/it. Or would you prefer I call him BS? How about hussein? You pulled the racist BS out of your ass. You're more racist than I'll ever be. Racists are always looking for racism. You had your mind made up when you called me an idiot, racist, etc, right off the bat, so why should I waste time arguing w/a dip$h!t? I don't have time to refute all your silly allegations, etc. I have a life. Take your veteran BS & shove it up your a$$. I served in the armed forces too, but I don't expect rewards, nor do I think it entitles me to talk down to an ass like yourself. But if you're going to cry about it now, maybe I'll send you a cookie- would that make it better? It's obvious I've pissed your "educated" ass off bigtime, w/out even the slightest intent. This is one thing I was talking about when I said I'd seen more liberals acting like jack-asses than republicans. I've seen many reps show their asses, but never seen one dwell on their own "intelligence/education" like this (or in this case, lack ther

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