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Sheriff Joe Wants Taxpayer Money To Investigate Birther Claims

Sheriff Joe Wants Taxpayer Money To Investigate Birther Claims

Thursday was not the best day to be a Republican.

First your party starts off with a kabuki of women-hating legislation on the floor of Congress, then it trots out its most prominent nativist birther to hold a bizarre press conference where he announces his intention to try and tap taxpayer dollars to continue an investigation into the authenticity of President Obama’s birth certificate.

That’s exactly what Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio told a Phoenix radio station on Thursday. Arpiao, who is battling federal racial profiling allegations related to his zealous enforcement of immigration law and targeting of Latinos announced his belief that the president’s birth certificate is a forgery and that he feels compelled to “do something” about it.

“I’ll have to decide how to go with this and get some more help from our detectives that we should pursue,” Arpaio said. “When you get information about a criminal violation, I think it’s incumbent on somebody to look at it and do something about it.”

Arpiao had been conducting an independent investigation into the authenticity of the President’s birth certificate with the help of the “Cold Case Posse,” a group of “concerned citizens” with private funding to chase World Net Daily conspiracies.

It’s hard not to see Arpaio’s motives as a means of distracting from the very real sea change in opinion he faces. Arpaio wouldn’t answer questions about his private donors, citing “Second Amendment concerns” but should he decide to dip into public funding for his racist campaign he won’t have a choice.

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6:19PM PST on Nov 27, 2012

Thank you.

6:18PM PST on Nov 27, 2012

Thank you.

6:52PM PDT on Jun 17, 2012

“David Axelrod – [Obama’s] principal political adviser – said a few days ago that the administration wanted to amend the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution." This has never been done before in 235 years, to make it possible for the government to control political speech in this country. A truly radical, astonishing to say out loud, even if you believed it.”

I keep trying to tell you people becareful as you are backing a horse that will throw you under the bus just as soon as he gets his way and crowns himself King of all Kings.

9:55PM PDT on Jun 16, 2012

Arpaio’s investigation was launched last September after constituents came to the sheriff with their concern that Obama was ineligible for the presidency and would perpetrate a fraud by placing his name on the state’s ballot.

3:23PM PDT on Jun 12, 2012

Sorry, prego, here is the website, I just hit the add comment button to soon, I am bad.

3:22PM PDT on Jun 12, 2012

Pego you failed to look at the last link, as it just list the law firms that represented Obama on his defense of providing information to the B.C.

If you cannot pull it up, I will type it out for you, if you would like it.

10:57AM PDT on Jun 12, 2012

At least Joe has not spent over 1.4 million dollars to keep people from looking at his B.C. How much of that 1.4 was public money?

10:08AM PDT on Jun 12, 2012

Well, here is one source: "Why has Barack Hussein Obama spent as much as 1.4 million dollars, to block the American people from seeing his actual birth certificate... the one document that could prove that he is not a fraud and a usurper?

And that 1.4 million figure doesn't even include actions taken by the United States Department of Justice on your tax-dime.
According to "President Obama may be using his political action committee funds to stomp out eligibility lawsuits brought by Americans, as he has paid more than 1.35 million to his top lawyer since the election." "$$$$+Obama+Spent+for+Birth+Certificate+Cover-Up:+1.4+Million+-+Why%3F+What+Does+Obama+Have+to+Hide%3F


According to the Federal Election Commission, Obama paid the Perkins Coie law firm $683,316.42 in the first quarter of 2009 to keep those records from being released. That’s on top of the $378,375.52 he paid them in the last quarter of 2008.

3:10PM PDT on Jun 10, 2012

I would agree with you if he had not spent over a millon dollars keeping it secret. If he had released his college records like every other president, released his Selective service records and released why his Social Security number is from a state he has never lived in. Lots of questions and whether we like it or not he probably cannot get elected without answering those questions. Maybe he can, but it is doubtful.

2:41PM PDT on Jun 8, 2012

He keeps getting elected because Maricopa County is a hotbed of batshit crazy conservatism. You should move here, Bill. You'd fit right in.

For now . . . We are changing.

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