Adios, Arpaio?

Adios, Arpaio?
Vol: 130 Issue: 23 Monday, July 23, 2012

According to the Far Left’s Huffington Post, there are enough unregistered Latino voters to transform so-called “Red States” into swing states.  It highlighted a voter registration effort in Phoenix aimed at registering enough Latinos to defeat Sheriff Joe Arpaio in November, assuming they are unable to impeach him before that.

Wearing “Adios Arpaio” T-shirts, the small group staged a protest at one of the busiest intersections in mostly Latino West Phoenix, aimed at what some consider two of Arizona’s biggest problems: Arpaio and apathy.

Some signs read, “Honk If You Don’t Like Arpaio.” Others bore the words, “Register to Vote Here.” After an hour, 11 people registered to vote.

“I know that sounds tiny,” said Daria Ovide, a coordinator for the Campaign for Arizona’s Future, a union-financed group working to register Latino voters in Arizona, a key battleground state. “But believe me, it matters.”

According to the Huffington Post, the effort is aimed at not eleven, but legions of  “eligible, but unregistered Latino voters.” 

I’ve been trying to figure out where this vast reservoir of “eligible” Latino voters could come from. 

Perhaps from the legions of Latinos that went through the normal immigration process, obtained green cards, waited the appropriate time and having fulfilled all the requirements, ultimately stood tall and proud before a US federal judge to take the oath of citizenship . . . and then never bothered to register to vote?

I wonder just how many new US citizens that, having gone through that gruelling process, then simply got bored with the whole exercise and decided later to blow off the right to vote as inconsequential? 

It is simply impossible for me to imagine that anybody would go through all that rigamarole to become a citizen when the ONLY benefit a citizen has over a non-citizen with a green card is the right to vote?

I’m trying to put my head in a place where I would foreswear all allegiances to my home country, renounce that citizenship forever and take the oath of citizenship to the United States of America and then not bother registering to vote — and I just can’t get there from here.

There may be Latinos who are born in America of illegal aliens that might be that apathetic, but given their circumstances and those of their parents, it still seems hard for me to believe that they would have failed to register to vote in any significant numbers.

The Huffington Post quotes newly released data compiled for the Center for American Progress,  a Far-Left think-tank created in 2003 by John Podesta whose mission statement claims the organization is “dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through progressive ideas and action.”

In other words, the organization is dedicated to the advancement of the Progressive (Marxist-socialist) agenda, which would, of course, include retaining control of the White House and Congress by the Progressive movement.

The Center for American Progress cites data that says that there are some 12.1 million unregistered, but potentially eligible Latino voters in America.

That number rang a bell somewhere in the back of my head.  Twelve million unregistered Latino voters. Twelve million . . . twelve million . . . where have I heard that number before?  Ah!  I’ve got it!  I heard it from the pre-Obama Department of Homeland Security.

“The Department of Homeland Security estimated in December 2003 that 8 million to 12 million illegal aliens resided in the United States and 700,000 new illegals enter and stay each year. These official estimates are somewhat suspect and may represent significant undercounts, as they are produced by the very entity responsible for the tidal wave of illegal aliens entering our nation —the United States Government. An alternative methodology is used here to estimate a range of numbers of illegals that is likely more realistic.”

So, back in 2003 when George Bush was president, there were about 12 million illegal aliens living inside the United States.

Fast forward to 2012 and suddenly, like magic, the Democrats have “discovered” there are about 12 million eligible, but unregistered Latino voters that could swing the election back into Obama’s column.

The key phrase here is “potentially” eligible.  If you look at the accompanying graph, those listed as “potentially eligible” Latino voters are not yet citizens. 

The Center for American Progress lists California, Texas, Florida, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, New Mexico, Nevada, New York and Virginia as the sources of this vast, untapped voter pool. 

The Department of Homeland Security used to identify these states as those with the largest population of illegal aliens. 

Today, the DHS identifies them as potential Democrat voters.

Assessment:

It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the spearhead for the Latino voter registration drive is Phoenix, Arizona.  Phoenix is the home of Barack Obama’s single greatest threat.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s news conference in which he flatly stated that his investigators found Obama’s birth certificate to be a forgery made him the most dangerous man in America insofar as Obama’s re-election campaign is concerned.

His chief investigator, Mike Zullo, says that the document is full of errors and omissions.  In particular, Zullo claims that numeric sections are not filled out that otherwise would have been in birth certificates from Hawaii during that time.  But other sections, such as those dealing with Mr. Obama’s race and his father’s work and field of study, are completed.

Sheriff Arpaio’s investigative posse definitively believes the birth certificate is not authentic, but was manufactured to provide Obama with a veneer of constitutional legitimacy.  So Arpaio must go, which is why Democrat forces in Arizona are mounting a campaign to impeach him for civil-rights violations.

The effort to impeach Arpaio is funded by Obama operatives within the hospitality workers union and the AFL-CIO.   The Huffington Post admitted that the effort “could become unseemly” since it is simultaneously fighting efforts to identify ineligible voters.  

The liberal media accuse Arpaio of racial profiling, committing civil rights abuses and having failed to effectively prosecute sex crimes.  They complain that Arpaio is waging a baseless, personal vendetta against Obama because he is black.

Arpaio has few defenders among the media on either side of the ideological divide.  Even Fox News is reluctant to run with it.  Many leading conservative radio talk-show hosts ignore it.  The editorial pages of the Wall Street Journal mock so-called “birthers.”

Why is that?  It isn’t because they have reason to doubt Arpaio’s conclusions.  President Obama and his team have done everything humanly possible to conceal this most basic of facts without any credible explanation for why. 

Instead, he’s allowed the media, both friendly and unfriendly, to fill in the missing pieces with speculation, which they have accomplished masterfully, given the scarcity of supporting evidence.  Why won’t even the conservative media investigate Arpaio’s charges?

Because they are afraid that they might be right.  What would it mean to the country if Obama was not born in Hawaii?

If it were proved, every law and executive order passed under his administration — Obamacare, the economic stimulus, the Dodd-Frank financial reform, the government takeover of General Motors and Chrysler, the granting of amnesty to nearly one million illegal immigrants, the National Defense Reauthorization Act, the drone assassination list — would be null and void

His presidency would be overturned.  The entire edifice of the ruling elites, Hollywood, the mainstream media, the federal bureaucracy, the unions, the big banks, the various regulatory regimes and their czars and czarinas, they would all fall with him.

They are the ones that have invested all their credibility, not to mention their money and power, into defending Obama’s legitimacy, going so far as to block any effort to prove or disprove it.  They have demonized anyone who actually claimed to be interested in the truth and have invented a pejorative — “birther” — designed to marginalize them as conspiracists.

That is why it is so toxic that nobody, not even Fox or the Wall Street Journal, will risk digging too deeply.  

So there we have it.  The White House is most probably illegitimate, but it has been politically incorrect from the start to demand an accounting of legitimacy.  Now that Obama is three years into his presidency, revealing his ineligibility would create a constitutional crisis that could bring down the entire country.

The Left and the Right are so totally polarized that the good of the nation has become secondary to the good of the party, to the degree that the Democrats aren’t even trying to hide it anymore. 

If it requires overturning the Congress by Executive Order and issuing a royal decree naturalizing all illegal aliens, so be it. 

So today, Sheriff Joe Arpaio is on trial in Maricopa County while Team Obama is openly making preparations to rig the next presidential election.

“And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.” (Matthew 10:36)

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About Pete Garcia

Christian, father, husband, veteran, pilot, and sinner saved by grace. I am a firm believer in, and follower of Jesus Christ. I am Pre-Trib, Dispensational, and Non-Denominational (but I lean Southern Baptist).

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