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WaPo: Palin's support of legal lunacy in Arizona
The Washington Post's Post Partisan ^ | May 17, 2010 | Jonathan Capehart

Posted on 05/17/2010 3:28:29 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Showing her trademark reflexive know-nothingness, Sarah Palin declared yesterday, "It's time for Americans across this great country to stand up and say, 'We're all Arizonans now!'"

That would be true if "we" favored a law so flawed that not even the Arizona Association of Police Chiefs supports it.

Then Palin went a step further and blamed President Obama for Arizona's legal lunacy: "And in clear unison we say, 'Mr. President: Do your job. Secure our border.'"

Good grief. Just a little reading up on the issue should have sprinkled a bit of doubt on her barren mental landscape on this subject. Here, Gov. Palin, read the editorial we wrote that highlights how the law raises the potential for racial profiling and poisons police relations with immigrant communities, to name two areas of concern.(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at voices.washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Arizona; Issues; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: arizona; illegalaliens; illegalimmigration; immigration; liberalidiots; mediabias; obama; palin; palinfreeperping; pds; sarahpalin
Probably the same kind of police chiefs that support gun control.

Jonathan is a vicious little BHO sycophant.

1 posted on 05/17/2010 3:28:29 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Capeheart is lucky it is legal to be a Moonbat!


2 posted on 05/17/2010 3:35:16 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (S)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Barren mental landscape? Oh Jonathan, go fingerpaint something.


3 posted on 05/17/2010 3:36:53 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

FR moonbats agreement against Palin....3...2...1


4 posted on 05/17/2010 3:36:54 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: screaminsunshine

It’s the same crap the rest of the fishrag thinks before they pretty it up.


5 posted on 05/17/2010 3:37:52 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Resistance to the soft tyranny is brewing across the land.

In the face of this growing appeal to constitutionalism, the statists first and last resort is the adhominem attack.

6 posted on 05/17/2010 3:38:01 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Where the laws are not supreme, there demagogues spring up - Aristotle)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Capehart appears to be share much with former police chief Moose.


7 posted on 05/17/2010 3:38:54 PM PDT by surely_you_jest
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To: Jacquerie

I’m glad to see their fangs. Usually we get a Coke and a smile.


8 posted on 05/17/2010 3:38:59 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

An editorial about his own previous editorial...talk about a preoccupation about yourself.


9 posted on 05/17/2010 3:41:43 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (Now that the libs are in power dissent is not only unpatriotic, but, it is also racist.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Arizona police support this law. You have to scroll down a fair amount, but you see:

But some of the largest rank-and-file police groups have come out strongly in favor of the bill.

The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association, the city police department’s largest union, has promoted the bill as a “common sense proactive step in the right direction in the continuing battle on illegal immigration.”

The Fraternal Order of Police, which represents 6,500 officers statewide, endorsed the bill but said it had reservations over the potential costs to departments and the lack of training for local officers to identify who might be in the country illegally.

Bryan Soller, the president of the Fraternal Order of Police, said if officers ended up arresting large numbers of illegal immigrants, that could add to already crowded jails and costs. Mr. Soller also said departments were worried about the expense of defending any lawsuits by people contending that the law was not being enforced.

But he said he thought many concerns were overblown. His group initially opposed the bill but endorsed it after language was included that he and sponsors believe give officers discretion to use it, in part to ward off federal civil rights claims.


10 posted on 05/17/2010 3:43:12 PM PDT by RonF
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Capeheart will someday leave his comfortable apartment building in Northwest DC and come across a drug deal...he may try to run, but will somehow be accosted by the punks and probably at minimum, injured.

Those exact drugs were smuggled across a border he hates and the thug has a 60% chance of being affiliated with an illegal immigrant drug mule.

Liberalism is a sickness.


11 posted on 05/17/2010 3:44:19 PM PDT by wac3rd (Prepare for the November 2010 Tsunami)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Here, Gov. Palin, read the editorial we wrote that highlights how the law raises the potential for racial profiling and poisons police relations with immigrant communities

Oh, well, that settles, it. WaPo wrote an editorial. IMHO, if the situation calls for racial profiling, racial profile. I don't remember reading in the Ten Commandments anything to the effect that says Thou shalt not racial profile.

12 posted on 05/17/2010 3:44:27 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: ReneeLynn

When liberal elistists feel threatened they invariably go to the “Republicans are stupid” card. It’s an old tradition. All “thoughtful” people just “knew” Reagan was a “blithering idiot.” And of course the constant attacks are GWB’s intelligence are fresh in everyone’s memory.

But the venom spit at Sarah Palin is the most vicious I’ve ever seen. She brings out more visceral hatred in libs than anyone I’ve ever seen by a wide margin.


13 posted on 05/17/2010 3:46:26 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Mr. Mojo

Don’t forget the visceral hatred by supporters of other possible GOP candidates. I think they’re worse than the libs. You know where the libs are coming from off the bat.


14 posted on 05/17/2010 3:50:21 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: Mr. Mojo
"But the venom spit at Sarah Palin is the most vicious I’ve ever seen. She brings out more visceral hatred in libs than anyone I’ve ever seen by a wide margin."

Yet when was the last time they seriously attacked Governors Romney, Huckabee, Pawlenty, et al?? What does that tell us?

15 posted on 05/17/2010 3:50:55 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Don't care if he was born in a manger on July 4th! A "Natural Born" citizen requires two US parents!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Showing her trademark reflexive know-nothingness"

I'm just glad these were the first few words so I didn't have to wast any time reading the rest. Thanks

16 posted on 05/17/2010 3:53:37 PM PDT by WHBates
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So helping the feds enforce the law is lunacy. Nice one.


17 posted on 05/17/2010 3:55:17 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This author obviously has not seen the true polling data... but 73% of Americans... adults if you will... support the Arizona law. The left is of satan... evil... and lying is their way.

LLS

18 posted on 05/17/2010 3:59:03 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, violent crime in Arizona fell from 531 to 447 people per 100,000 inhabitants over the eight years ending in 2008.

What this princess doesn't tell you, but a quick check of the Arizon State government's published statistics will, is that while hispanics comprised 30.9% of overall arrests in the state, they had grown to 54.6% by 2008.

Of course the government doesn't distinguish between legal and illegal arrests, but we know that Americans of hispanic descent aren't the problem here.

19 posted on 05/17/2010 4:11:44 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Bigtigermike
She is the rizzle dizzle... no one can take that from her. I guess it would be different if she had starred in a movie called “Bedtime for Bonzo”. If only...

I do not agree with Sarah on all of her moves... I do on the vast majority. I understand why she has done certain things and as an individual, I have the luxury to be against those few things... like mcamnesty. I didn't run as juan’s VP candidate... and while I truly hate that she endorsed him, I understand it. I loved Reagan too... I worked on his campaign in my State twice... but I did not agree with everything that he did. I disagreed with him on the amnesty deal that he and kennedy allowed to take place. I disagreed when he pulled out of Lebanon... I disagreed with him when he compromised with tipp o'neill and his lap dog chrissy matthews... but I supported him on almost everything else.

I will vote for Sarah if she runs. I will NOT vote for any rino, liberal or a has-been already ran.

LLS

20 posted on 05/17/2010 4:14:18 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

another post of the year.....I don’t disagree, but some here claim that Sarah is the “Enemy of America” just because she doesn’t follow line upon line what they want....

I would appreciate if more people were like “I don’t agree with Palin but I support her at least on this issue”

Many FReppers attacked Palin this weekend over the “Arizona Border” issue


21 posted on 05/17/2010 4:19:56 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Here, Gov. Palin, read the editorial we wrote that highlights how the law raises the potential for racial profiling and poisons police relations with immigrant communities, to name two areas of concern...”

Here, Jonathan Capehart, read the BILL


22 posted on 05/17/2010 4:36:44 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: Bigtigermike

Arizona is right... the left is ALWAYS wrong... but they are DEAD wrong here and Americans... not illegal mexican invaders... but American Citizens of all colors are being attacked, property stolen, raped and murdered because of liberalisms support of increasing their voting block by importing illegal communist peasants from a third world toilet.

I knew you had the same opinions but I just needed to vent to the FR family... and thanks for listening!

LLS


23 posted on 05/17/2010 4:38:01 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: ReneeLynn

“Don’t forget the visceral hatred by supporters of other possible GOP candidates. I think they’re worse than the libs. You know where the libs are coming from off the bat.”

You mean the ones who are never willing to state their 2012 preference when questioned? “It’s too early to make a choice yet, but I’ll know the right one when I see him/her.


24 posted on 05/17/2010 4:46:59 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Showing her trademark reflexive know-nothingness

I must be naive, but I find this kind of thing baffling. They don't seem to grasp the bizarre split between their constantly demeaning Palin, and their obsession with her. If she's so unimportant, such a know-nothing, then why do you care what this private citizen thinks?

25 posted on 05/17/2010 8:03:23 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 ("You seem to believe that stupidity is a virtue. Why is that so?"-Flight of the Phoenix)
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... poisons police relations with immigrant communities (sic)

If you are in a country illegally, you are a member of no "community". You have no rights parallel or on par with those which the citizens of that country have or legal alien residents have and are guaranteed. In short, you are a criminal, violating the sovereign law. You are in no line whatsoever. You are living in the shadows; the government does not consider you an "immigrant" because you are not in a legal process to "migrate" to a country legally from another country.

You are actually a person who is in violation of the immigration laws of the receiving nation.

So a) these people are not "immigrants" because their intent does not make it so; US law determines their status, and b) they are no members of the "community".

26 posted on 05/17/2010 10:18:32 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (ARIZONA 2010 is historic. It is the Alamo, it is THE BATTLE between US Sovereignty and Reconquista.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Jonathan Capehart

27 posted on 05/17/2010 10:20:47 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
So it's legal lunacy to support federal law? Sheesh...only in Mexico Norte...

Let me remind them:


28 posted on 05/17/2010 10:23:07 PM PDT by Niteflyr ("Just because something is free doesn't mean it's good for you".)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Exactly, if one’s known by the quality of one’s opponents Palin is clearly world class.


29 posted on 05/17/2010 10:25:25 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

WaPo’s Capehart: Austin Suicide Pilot’s ‘Alienation Similar To Extreme Elements of Tea Party Movement’

the Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart wrote at the Post Partisan blog, “There’s no information yet on whether he was involved in any anti-government groups or whether he was a lone wolf. But after reading his 34-paragraph screed, I am struck by how his alienation is similar to that we’re hearing from the extreme elements of the Tea Party movement.”

To prevent readers from questioning his fears, Capehart omitted a couple of key sentences from the highlights he shared of Stack’s suicide note (h/t Hot Air via Ace):

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/people/jonathan-capehart#ixzz0oFuOn71D

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Jonathan Capehart of The Washington Post and a contributor to MSNBC, suggested last summer that “maybe what the Republican Party is going to have to do is skip a generation and wait for the Meghan McCains to come of age so they can run for office and take over the mantle of the party.”

Capehart on MSNBC: GOP Now Must ‘Skip a Generation and Wait for the Meghan McCains’
By Brent Baker | Wed, 06/24/2009 - 15:56

In the wake of the revelations about South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, considered a potential 2012 GOP presidential contender, Washington Post editorial writer Jonathan Capehart declared on MSNBC: “Maybe what the Republican Party is going to have to do is skip a generation and wait for the Meghan McCains to come of age so that they can run for office and take over the mantle of the party.” Capehart proceeded to pass along “a little joke” from Post colleague Charles Lane who “said at the rate Republicans are going, the only marriages that will be worth anything are the gay folks getting married in Vermont.”

At about 3:13 PM EDT, anchor Tamron Hall prompted Capehart’s comments as she raised the name of the liberal younger McCain in forwarding the view the party must move left: “We’ve seen a lot of young Republicans, Meghan McCain and some others who’ve come out and said listen, this party has to modernize. They can no longer turn their backs on gays and tout family values as the way in.”

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/people/jonathan-capehart#ixzz0oFv0heqF

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Capehart: ‘We’ve Got Two Problems. Um, I Mean, The Administration and Dems Do’

Jonathan Capehart let the mask slip on just how much the MSM is one with Pres. Obama and Democrats at large. Here’s the WaPo editorialist on Morning Joe today, discussing the daunting task of selling ObamaCare to a doubting public:

“We’ve got two problems here. We: I should say the administration or Democrats have two problems.”

Sorry, Jonathan. Cat out of bag. Toothpaste out of tube. Bell rung.

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/people/jonathan-capehart#ixzz0oFv7l9TX

Capehart: Obama Thanked ‘His Reporters,’ Uh, Supporters

Today’s Unintentional Honesty Award goes to Jonathan Capehart. The Washington Post editorialist, discussing Barack Obama’s acceptance speech last night, spoke of the president-elect thanking “his reporters,” before catching himself and substituting “supporters.”

Joe Scarborough, with an assist from executive producer Chris Licht, called Capehart out on his Freudian slip. The WaPo man proceeded to pat himself on the back as one of those rare MSM members who had not been in the tank for Obama. Right.

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/people/jonathan-capehart#ixzz0oFvvmok1

Mark Finkelstein’s blog27 commentsRead more
WaPo’s Capehart: Hard for Media ‘Not to Get Swept Up’ in Obamamania

And it’s hard not to get swept up, I would think, into the enthusiasm and the drama and the excitement behind one of those huge Obama rallies.

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/people/jonathan-capehart#ixzz0oFwIlOJG


30 posted on 05/17/2010 10:32:07 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: RonF
But some of the largest rank-and-file police groups have come out strongly in favor of the bill.

The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association, the city police department’s largest union, has promoted the bill as a “common sense proactive step in the right direction in the continuing battle on illegal immigration.”

The Fraternal Order of Police, which represents 6,500 officers statewide, endorsed the bill but said it had reservations over the potential costs to departments and the lack of training for local officers to identify who might be in the country illegally.
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LOL, don't confuse a simpleton like Capeheart with the truth.

31 posted on 05/17/2010 10:36:39 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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