By Raoul Lowery Contreras (reposted with permission – original)
The biggest buffoon in American politics was either former KU Klux Klan (KKK) Grand Wizard David Duke or his friend, also a former KKK leader, California’s Tom Metzgar, Duke ran for various Lousiana political offices and Metzgar was the official Democratic candidate for the then (1980) most populous congressional district in the U.S.A.
Duke went to prison, a jury found Metzgar guilty of orchestrating the murder of an East African refuge in Portland, Oregon, and he was hit for millions of dollars in damages. He gave up his Fallbrook, California home and returned to the Midwest.
These two scourges of intelligence have disappeared. They are barely footnotes in modern American political history. There is a new buffoon politician that insults American intelligence. He resides in Arizona which is home to a gaggle of racist buffoon politicians. He, however, is the leader of the pack. Right behind him is Governor Jan Brewer who might be the only governor in the U.S.A. that did not attend a four-year college.
Meet Russell Pearce, former Number 2 man in the worst law enforcement agency in the U.S.A., the many-time-sued Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) led by Sheriff Joe Arpaio. He also served as director of the Arizona Motor Vehicle agency after he retired from MCSO. He was fired from that job for covering up criminal acts by a department employee.
He ran for the Arizona State Senate and won. He became the senate’s leader and there he did serious damage. His crowning achievement was sponsoring a flagrantly unconstitutional law labeled SB 1070. While it was making its way to the United States Supreme Court, Senate President Pearce was recalled by the voters of his Senate District. He was thrown out of office.
The Court declared his SB 1070 unconstitutional except for Section 2B which it remanded back to the lower courts to be adjudicated when it draws a law suit for denial of civil rights.
Despite his recall by the voters and rebuff of his sponsored law, Russell Pearce has come up with a new way to insult fellow Arizonans and fellow Americans; he is running for election back to the Senate in a newly drawn Senate District that is without an incumbent.
He will not win for three reasons: One, he has a substantial Republican opponent who is successful, well liked and has deep support for the August 28th Arizona Primary. Secondly the revelations that Pearce enjoyed thousands of dollars in illegal gifts from the Fiesta Bowl Association that sponsors the January college football bowl game in Arizona. The giver of these thousands of dollars of illegal gifts to Senator Pearce has pleaded guilty to crimes that benefited Russell Pearce.
The third reason is that voters are not always stupid. The Arizona American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has demanded copies of all e-mails and letters written by Pearce during his senate years. Part two will dissect his e-mails. Here are some Pearce statements for intelligent people to digest that should disturb intelligent adults in and out of Arizona:
Pearce: “*60% of the homicides in Phoenix involve illegal aliens;”*
Phoenix New Times*: “In 2008, the Phoenix PD cleared 51.8 percent of murders, the rest were left uncleared. How do you determine the immigration status of those involved in the remainder? By magic? Apparently Pearce has his own brand of hocus pocus.”*
Pearce has never offered any proof from either the Phoenix Police Department or from the Sheriff’s office, MCSO, or the FBI, because there isn’t any. The statement is a blatant lie.
Pearce:*”9,000 Americans [are] killed every year at the hands of illegal aliens.”*
*Phoenix New Times: “This oft-repeated bit of blarney originated with Rep. Steve King of Iowa (R), who supposedly “extrapolated” the information from a 2005 GAO report. Thing is, that statistic is nowhere in the GAO report itself, which discussed the number of criminal aliens in federal and state custody. The number of “9,000 Americans” murdered every year by criminal aliens is unsubstantiated.”*
It is a LIE!
Pearce: “*67 percent’ of law enforcement officers killed in ‘the last few years’ have been murdered by illegal aliens.”*
Pearce has never produced proof, not even newspaper reports, to support this statement. He can’t because there is no proof. His statement is a blatant lie.
We know that Pearce has lied so many times as a public official that it is a wonder he is not in prison for lying so much, for felony lying. For example, he told many people that his church, the Mormon Church supported his SB 1070, his anti-Mexican law the Supreme Court threw out as unconstitutional. The Mormon Church, he said, supported SB 1070. Lie! It did not support SB 1070. Pearce lies so much he might have believed his own Big Lie about the Mormon Church.
Editors note: As with all postings on this blog which appear with a byline, the posting represents the author’s opinion and not the official position of Cafe Con Leche Republicans.
Raoul Lowery Contreras (1941) was born in Mexico, raised in the USA. Former U.S. Marine, athlete, Dean’s List at San Diego State. Professional political consultant and California Republican Party official(1963-65)…Television news commentator, radio talk show host…published Op-Ed writer (1988 to present)…author of 12 books (as of 1-05-12). His books are available on Amazon.com.