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Arpaio Revives Birtherism, GOP Candidates Get In Line

Arpaio Revives Birtherism, GOP Candidates Get In Line


Not content to merely waste Arizona’s tax dollars on vigilante campaigns against Latinos in Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced the formation of a “Cold Case Posse” to delve into the issue of President Obama’s birth certificate. The CCP will be an all-volunteer group of people that somehow make them qualified to investigate cases.

The investigation comes after a complaint filed by the Surprise, Arizona Tea Party, which believes the long-form birth certificate already released by President Obama is a forgery.

The CCP had been inactive recently due to “budgetary limitations within the Maricopa County Sheriff’s office” but must have dug up some funding to launch this inquiry. Funny how that happens.

Arpaio is accustomed to courting controversy, so alone this story should come as little surprise. But consider that Republican presidential candidates Rick Perry, Mitt Romney and Michele Bachmann are all vying for Arpaio’s endorsement and all of a sudden the degree to which the Republican party has become radicalized becomes that much more apparent.


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5:46PM PDT on Oct 31, 2012

Thank you for article.

5:45PM PDT on Oct 31, 2012

Thank you for article.

3:59PM PST on Jan 4, 2012

Wasn't Bachmann born in Canada?

1:00PM PST on Dec 26, 2011

Sick, sick man.

8:40PM PDT on Sep 26, 2011

They are not short screws they are appealing to people who watch the Fox hate channel. And ratcheting up the hate, this is what propaganda looks like, this is what propaganda is.

7:17PM PDT on Sep 24, 2011

More idiocy. They wouldn't even accept a statement from the doctor who delivered Obama, or from the clerk who filed the birth. Obviously it was a collusion back in 1961, to fake all this so Barack could one day be President. UGGGH!!! I think he is using the wrong kind of tea.

10:43AM PDT on Sep 22, 2011

Another moron heard from. When will they get tired of this non-issue and when will people stop paying attention to it and them. Please folks, grow a brain and get on with life.

8:28PM PDT on Sep 21, 2011

So whose money is he wasting? They should make sure he never gets re-elected. What a moron.

1:04PM PDT on Sep 21, 2011

roscoe P coltrane was a much more intelligent and honest sheriff.....

1:08AM PDT on Sep 21, 2011

Arpaio is a sick, dangerous moron. He should be locked up in one of his precious for-profit jails, or exiled to Alcatraz. The man is a racist pig and obviously a republi-KKKlan. Yes, That's the KKK.

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