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Pearce recall group to Brewer, Arpaio: You’re next
http://www.kgun9.com ^ | Claire Doan

Posted on 11/22/2011 9:26:00 AM PST by Lucky9teen

Citizens for a Better Arizona say they can ignore voters 'at their own peril'

PHOENIX (KGUN9-TV) – The group that successfully launched the effort to recall former Senate President and immigration hardliner Russell Pearce has set its sights on two new targets: Governor Jan Brewer and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Because Arpaio is running for office in 2012, organizers are now focused on efforts to prevent him from getting reelected for the sixth consecutive time. As for Brewer, the group is asking for volunteers to gather signatures for a possible recall. The number of signatures needed to recall an Arizona governor is 432,021.

“People are now aware that voters do have this power and so elected officials that ignore them do so at their own peril,” said Chad Snow, cofounder of Citizens for a Better Arizona, at a press conference in Phoenix Monday afternoon.

Organizers have a message for Governor Jan Brewer.

“Come back from your book tour. Come back to Arizona and focus on things that are important,” said Randy Parraz, president of the group. “We’re not limited to Legislative District 18. This is a countywide effort. We’re talking about engaging people on school boards, at city council, moving resolutions across this county.”

Parraz said Brewer’s priorities should be jobs, education and the economy. They’re also asking the Governor to stop meddling in the redistricting process and to stop using the immigration issue to divide the state.

“We were here on January 6 having a very similar conversation directed at Senator Pearce. We told him to focus on jobs, education and the economy and he ignored that,” Snow said. “I think the same message can go to Joe Arpaio and Jan Brewer.”

Citizens for a Better Arizona is also targeting Sheriff Joe Arpaio, whom they say is abusing power and neglecting his law enforcement duties by focusing too much on illegal immigration.

However, Arpaio’s supporters – protesting at the press conference – disagree.

“The Sheriff is doing his job, what he’s elected to do. We got an illegal Mexican alien invasion here and it has to stop,” said Anthony Malconz. “He’s been exonerated. He’s beaten every effort to get him out of office … He’s doing something right.”

Playing off Arpaio’s volunteer posse, Citizens for a Better Arizona announced the creation of a citizens posse.

“We have heart, we have determination and we have passion. And we’re going to work together during the next few months to hold this Sheriff accountable,” Parraz said.

However, opponents of efforts against Brewer and Arpaio do not believe Citizens for a Better Arizona will be successful.

“They can try to pursue their goals, but they’re not going to have any luck. Mesa was a microcosm,” said Kathryn Kobor, a supporter of the Sheriff who attended the press conference.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: aliens; arizona; brewer; illegals; liberalfascism; recall; soros
Yeh...good luck with that.
1 posted on 11/22/2011 9:26:03 AM PST by Lucky9teen
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To: Lucky9teen
...the group is asking for volunteers to gather signatures for a possible recall.

Will this group also offer cigs for signatures?

2 posted on 11/22/2011 9:30:14 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Lucky9teen; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; ...
Ping!

Click the keyword Aliens to see more illegal alien, border security, and other related threads.

3 posted on 11/22/2011 9:30:30 AM PST by HiJinx (I can see Mexico from my back porch...)
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To: Lucky9teen
Yeh...good luck with that.

They succeeded with Pearce and are flush with success. A lot of us didn't think that would happen.

I think our governor is safe, but I wouldn't be so sure about Sherrif Joe. If it comes to a recall, the grassroots needs to get out the vote.

4 posted on 11/22/2011 9:38:00 AM PST by HiJinx (I can see Mexico from my back porch...)
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To: Lucky9teen

The recall vote was separated by something like 500 because it was just a district. Those were probably unregistered illegal aliens brought in to vote by Dems. Arpaio and Brewer are state elections and are loved by the real adults.


5 posted on 11/22/2011 9:40:02 AM PST by Dutchboy88
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To: Dutchboy88

Arpaio’s recall would be a Maricopa County election.
(Getting on soapbox) Contrary to popular opinion, there is more to Arizona than Maricopa and Pima counties. (Getting off soapbox)


6 posted on 11/22/2011 9:42:10 AM PST by HiJinx (I can see Mexico from my back porch...)
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To: Lucky9teen
From the videos I've seen of Sheriff Joe doing walk-thru inspections of his prisoners’ tent compounds, he'd probably get a majority of support from his prisoners. They even ask him to autograph their pink jumpsuits.
7 posted on 11/22/2011 9:42:18 AM PST by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: Lucky9teen

Let’s hope their embarrasment receives as much ink as their announced objective.....


8 posted on 11/22/2011 9:42:40 AM PST by G Larry ("I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his Character.")
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To: HiJinx

The unwashed and illegals would love to see Sherrif Joe ousted.


9 posted on 11/22/2011 9:43:02 AM PST by clamper1797 (Hoping to have some change left)
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To: Lucky9teen

(Citizens for a Better Arizona is also targeting Sheriff Joe Arpaio, whom they say is abusing power and neglecting his law enforcement duties by focusing too much on illegal immigration.)

Exactly where do these people think the largest majority of the crime in Arizona comes from???
But then the head guy is a Democrat and a labor organizers so I think we know where they are coming from!


10 posted on 11/22/2011 9:47:31 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: HiJinx
I think Pearce added to his own demise with the Fiesta bowl scandal & the sham candidate didn't help either.
11 posted on 11/22/2011 9:47:55 AM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: Lucky9teen; All
Yeh...good luck with that.

Arpaio could well be vulnerable, especially given their success with Pearce. Sheriff Joe only got 55% of the vote the last time around. Pearce had exceeded that %.

I just sent Arpaio $25, and fingers are crossed: http://www.JOEPAC.org

12 posted on 11/22/2011 9:49:04 AM PST by montag813
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To: clamper1797

The Tea Parties had better get busy countering this. What are the Tea Parties doing while the anti-Americans are taking our country apart piece by piece? We enjoyed our friendly get-togethers in 2010, but what are we actually doing to stop the bleeding of our liberty? We seem to be afraid we will get bad press if we actually fight for our freedom.


13 posted on 11/22/2011 9:52:10 AM PST by WVNan (!)
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To: Lucky9teen

If these yahoos succeeded with removing the Arizona Speaker, why is Arapaio and Brwer safe?

After all this is the land of McCain, where brains apparently boil and common sense evaporates.


14 posted on 11/22/2011 9:53:24 AM PST by ZULU (Anybody but Romney or Huntsman)
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To: SECURE AMERICA
Citizens for a Better Arizona?

So their idea of a Better Arizona is turning it into a carbon copy of the sh*thole south of the border?

15 posted on 11/22/2011 9:54:33 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: ZULU
After all this is the land of McCain, where brains apparently boil and common sense evaporates

Hardly ... granted McLame is somewhat entrenched in AZ but for the most part the state is far more conservative than its neighbors .... Calif as an example

16 posted on 11/22/2011 9:56:54 AM PST by clamper1797 (Hoping to have some change left)
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To: HiJinx

Oh, of course. My mistake. Sheriff Joe has just such a wide influence, I screwed up on that. Sorry. And, yes there is at least one other county, I just can’t remember what it is called (just kidding)!


17 posted on 11/22/2011 10:02:29 AM PST by Dutchboy88
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To: clamper1797

Kalipornia is probably more liberal than New Jersey - and THAT is frightening.

It seems that the liberal territory keeps getting bigger - like a political carcinoma - while the conservative territory keeps shrinking.


18 posted on 11/22/2011 10:02:57 AM PST by ZULU (Anybody but Romney or Huntsman)
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To: ZULU

the election that got Pearce out was an off year mayoral ballot, so the only people voting were concerned citizens and .gov employees. Brewer and Arpaio will be running in a presidential election year and I expect the turn out will be a lot higher. In other words they don’t have to worry.


19 posted on 11/22/2011 10:05:10 AM PST by Jeff Vader
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To: Jeff Vader

From your lips to God’s ears.


20 posted on 11/22/2011 10:06:01 AM PST by ZULU (Anybody but Romney or Huntsman)
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To: Dutchboy88

LOL!!! It’s Coconino County, home of the Lumberjacks!

I lived in Phoenix for many years, and was just as guilty as the next person of thinking we were all of Arizona.

Living down here on the border has changed that perception.


21 posted on 11/22/2011 10:06:49 AM PST by HiJinx (I can see Mexico from my back porch...)
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To: AZamericonnie

The recall was a well-done bit of political shenanigans and you’re right, Pearce did not help himself at all.

But if we want our folks to stay in office, we need to help them. The Dims will work their butts off to get the change they want.


22 posted on 11/22/2011 10:09:35 AM PST by HiJinx (I can see Mexico from my back porch...)
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To: HiJinx

Got it. But, help me, do you refer Coconino as “down here” and it is north of Maricopa?

No question you guys have some of the most beautiful real estate in the country. Four (or at least three) seasons, timber, mountains, snow, sun, and...liberals all over the Flag area. Is Sedona in Coconino? Add rocks to that list...and crystals.


23 posted on 11/22/2011 10:13:18 AM PST by Dutchboy88
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To: Dutchboy88

No! I was jus’ sayin’ that Coconino is home to Flagstaff, the ‘other’ Arizona to many Phoenicians.

‘Down here’ is Cochise County. I retired from the Army at Ft. Huachuca in ‘96 and have never left the area.


24 posted on 11/22/2011 10:22:37 AM PST by HiJinx (I can see Mexico from my back porch...)
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To: Dutchboy88

Exactly what I was thinking.


25 posted on 11/22/2011 10:26:38 AM PST by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: HiJinx

Cochise county. Yes, that is wine country (Elgin, Patagonia, etc.) is it not? Nice area. You also get the first of the Cartel vistiors, right? And you have the other Sheriff Joe (Babeau?). I like this guy. Anyway, promises not to ignore you guys any more. And, HEY, thank you for your years of service keeping us safe. We appreciate it (even if Tucson does not)!!!


26 posted on 11/22/2011 10:53:02 AM PST by Dutchboy88
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To: HiJinx

Liberal Tucson is yet another AZ to us consevative Phoenicians


27 posted on 11/22/2011 11:16:23 AM PST by clamper1797 (Hoping to have some change left)
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To: HiJinx

Liberal Tucson is yet another AZ to us conservative Phoenicians


28 posted on 11/22/2011 11:16:41 AM PST by clamper1797 (Hoping to have some change left)
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To: Dutchboy88

You’re welcome, even though it didn’t seem to be all that much at the time.

Yes, Cochise and Santa Cruz counties are wine country. My sheriff is Larry Dever, and the Santa Cruz County Sheriff is Tony Estrada. Paul Babeu is the Pinal County Sheriff.

As for the Cartel members? Why, they’re all upstanding pseudo-citizens who own furniture stores and trucking companies, didn’t you know? /sarc.


29 posted on 11/22/2011 3:16:40 PM PST by HiJinx (I can see Mexico from my back porch...)
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To: Lucky9teen

Arpaio for POTUS !


30 posted on 11/22/2011 3:34:15 PM PST by CORedneck
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To: HiJinx
Note that the genius Republican party in Arizona isn't going after Kirsten Sinema or any of the other screaming commies in the AZ state legislature.

Gotta give the looneys credit, they never quit.

And here on FR, there will be lots of people who will shrug in the aftermath of such losses and say things like "well, they did do this and do that", repeating propaganda fed to them by the Left to legitimize the takedown.

Pretty ridiculous. The Right always surrenders early by engaging in circular firing squads.

Best to remember the 11th Commandment.

31 posted on 11/23/2011 11:52:54 AM PST by Regulator (Watch Out! Americans are on the March! America Forever, Mexico Never!)
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To: Vigilanteman

Apparently yes.

apparently


32 posted on 11/28/2011 8:20:56 PM PST by Dante3
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