Jan Brewer: This Gang of Eight bill is a victory for Arizona

posted at 3:21 pm on June 24, 2013 by Allahpundit

Ready for the kicker?

Stupidity or something worse? Border security doesn’t “come first” in the Gang of Eight bill, of course; it comes before green-card eligibility but after probationary legalization, which is why Rand Paul, for instance, can’t support it. Illegals are granted a legal claim to staying here before anything happens on the border. Which leaves three possibilities. One: Brewer’s confused about what the bill says. That seems … doubtful. She’s the governor of a border state; almost no one is more interested in finding out precisely what the bill says than she is. Two: Brewer’s deliberately misleading the public at the behest of national Republicans who need prominent so-called “border hawks” like her to reassure low-information (a.k.a. dumb) GOPers that the bill is awesome. That seems likelier, although I believe Brewer’s term-limited as governor and therefore doesn’t really need anything from the national leadership. She could go her own way if she wanted to. Which brings us to number three: She supports the bill on the merits because, like Marco Rubio, she’s not as much of a border hawk as she pretended to be when running for office three years ago. By the same token, how many conservatives who voted for her thought she’d be a fan of ObamaCare? We have, it seems, been misled. Again.

Which brings me to the larger point. I honestly can’t believe how many Republican pols backing the bill lied, and lied brazenly, about being stalwart border hawks as candidates in order to get elected. Rubio, Dean Heller, Kelly Ayotte, Jan Brewer — hell, even McCain ran, ridiculously, as some sort of immigration hard-ass to get back to the Senate in 2010. Before the party tears itself apart over immigration reform in the House, can we have a moment of unity at least over the fact that immigration moderates shouldn’t lie about their moderation as candidates? Right? Respect your constituents enough to give them a fully informed choice in the booth by stating your opinion about a momentous issue of policy honestly. As it is, we’re being asked to believe that somehow every one of these people, from Rubio on down, has had precisely the same epiphany about what needs to be done on immigration, and in each case it was only after being safely elected that they had it. That’s some coincidence. No one but no one on the GOP side ever sees the virtue of “legalization first” policies and “comprehensive” reform in the middle of the campaign; only afterward, when they’ve gained incumbency and the support of monied national Republican interests, do they somehow attain enlightenment. Virtually no one talks about the status quo being “de facto amnesty” until after they’ve made it to Washington; as candidates, you’re much more likely to hear them say that an “earned path to citizenship is basically code for amnesty,” as Marco Rubio once infamously did. If you take these very conveniently timed reversals at face value (which you shouldn’t), then at best it means the people now leading the GOP effort on reform simply didn’t think deeply or at any length about this subject as candidates. Candidate Rubio thought earned citizenship equalled amnesty, but that’s only because he cared so little about the nuts and bolts of the issue that he didn’t spend 10 minutes thinking hard on it until he got elected, whereupon he suddenly discovered that amnesty is actually what we have now. This is the guy we’re supposed to follow on this issue?

These people lie to you, shamelessly, to get elected, and then betray your interests while in office to stay elected. They have the sheerest contempt for your opinion. Keep that in mind when the champagne corks are popping on the Hill today after the big Senate vote.

Update: Imagine the phone calls her office must have been getting since this Fox segment to prompt this:


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One has to wonder what the NSA dug up on her. Must be a doozie.

CurtZHP on June 24, 2013 at 3:23 PM

The hits keep on coming with these jokers.

vinman on June 24, 2013 at 3:24 PM

AP, never forget the leverage a good survelliance system can develop. Just sayin…….

a capella on June 24, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Has she jumped the shark, or what?

Ace ODale on June 24, 2013 at 3:25 PM

I already contacted Flake’s office and told them that if Flake votes yes on this nonsense, I will vote NO on him no matter what. I will even hold my nose and vote for the Democrat….

powerpickle on June 24, 2013 at 3:26 PM

and these 2 faced liars call Snowden a traitor ?

burrata on June 24, 2013 at 3:26 PM

She supports the bill on the merits because, like Marco Rubio, she’s not as much of a border hawk as she pretended to be when running for office three years ago.

They’re all afraid. Somebody somewhere with great power who we’re probably not even aware of is pulling the strings. Tinfoil hat stuff I know, but that’s where all this is leading me.

Dr. ZhivBlago on June 24, 2013 at 3:26 PM

These people lie to you, shamelessly, to get elected, and then betray your interests while in office to stay elected. They have the sheerest contempt for your opinion.

For our own good, Comrade!

the_nile on June 24, 2013 at 3:27 PM

This Gang of 8 Immigration bill is worse than (Obamacare)*(stimulus)*infinity.

Jackalope on June 24, 2013 at 3:28 PM

Her change on the issue is from blackmail received from the NSA spying.

Bank on it.

portlandon on June 24, 2013 at 3:28 PM

CurtZHP on June 24, 2013 at 3:23 PM

My first thought. I’m waiting for some politician to actually have the courage to tell the truth and shame the devil.

I honestly can’t believe how many Republican pols backing the bill lied, and lied brazenly, about being stalwart border hawks as candidates in order to get elected.

My second thought. Politicians aren’t even trying to pretend anymore. They’re openly lying. This is what the world of Billy Jeff and Obama has brought us to.

INC on June 24, 2013 at 3:29 PM

They lied to get elected
The process is deceitful. We are not having a public debate. No one knows about this bill. They are endorsing the very process that was used to put Obamacare into place by voting yes on this bill. Is this how we will see entitlement reform done?

I get rightly mocked when I question the value of voting, but why would I vote for them? If they don’t get primaried out then, I’ll pass on those races. That includes my Senator that is up for re-election in 2014.

earlgrey133 on June 24, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Has she jumped the shark, or what?

Ace ODale on June 24, 2013 at 3:25 PM

She’s always appeared a bit loopy to me, even when she was shaking her finger at The One on the air strip and trying to cash in on the publicity with Greta 5 times a week.

a capella on June 24, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Jan Brewer: This Gang of Eight bill is a victory for the Mexican state of Arizona

ReWrite™ engaged.

Steve Eggleston on June 24, 2013 at 3:31 PM

One has to wonder what the NSA dug up on her. Must be a doozie.

CurtZHP on June 24, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Sorry but that’s cutting them way too much slack. AP is right. They just lied their asses off to get elected. Look, we all know what the “poison pills”(to quote our friend, John McCain) are in GOP primaries and general elections. You can’t be seen supporting tax hikes, subsidized abortion, amnesty, government-run healthcare, bailouts, or cap-and-trade if you want to have a snowball’s chance in hell of getting elected to Congress as a Republican. And that goes even for the bluest of states. It was likely his vote for crap-and-betrayed that cost Mike Castle the Senate nomination against The Witch.

So the problem we seem to now have is that there are far too many Republican politicians who do in fact support one or more of these positions but understand how the game is played. So they’re pretending to be conservatives while running for office before doing a complete 180 mere months after they’re elected. And it’s especially painful with Senators who are safe from retribution for 6 years. The only recourse is to unleash holy hell on them the next time they’re up for reelection.

Doughboy on June 24, 2013 at 3:31 PM

One has to wonder what the NSA dug up on her. Must be a doozie.

CurtZHP on June 24, 2013 at 3:23 PM

I was thinking the same thing. Then there is this.
1. Maybe they know the bill is dead in the house.
2. Possibly for appearance purposes, because Democrats constantly pin the GOP as being anti immigrant, party of no and so forth. They want to be in on/take part in forming public opinions as immigration reform happens, whatever that may be. In order to do that they must appear to support this now.

canditaylor68 on June 24, 2013 at 3:32 PM

It looks like the DC political machine has gotten to Brewer. As least we’re flushing out the real conservatives in this process. The RINOs, and sell-outs, are sticking out like a sore thumb.

cajunpatriot on June 24, 2013 at 3:32 PM

Time to clean house.

Cindy Munford on June 24, 2013 at 3:33 PM

I think someone found some dirt on Brewer, so now she supports everything Obama to keep out of jail.

Freddy on June 24, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Selling out to Washington, eh Governor?

Why do they even care about passing laws anyway? We’ve got laws on the books, that’s why illegal immigrants aren’t legal. So what’s the point of passing more laws, if we’re unwilling or unable to enforce the ones we’ve already got?

hawksruleva on June 24, 2013 at 3:34 PM

These people lie to you, shamelessly, to get elected, and then betray your interests while in office to stay elected.

Then when they are called on it they turn around and lie some more:

“Jan Brewer ‏@GovBrewer 52m
For the record, I have not endorsed the Gang of 8 #immigration bill.”

whatcat on June 24, 2013 at 3:35 PM

They are ALL a bunch of liars. I’ve never been so disgusted with our so-called ruling class. Jan Brewer is just another sell out – selling out the people of her state.

TarheelBen on June 24, 2013 at 3:35 PM

Sad. They all fall, don’t they?

Or…

Her change on the issue is from blackmail received from the NSA spying.
portlandon on June 24, 2013 at 3:28 PM

Perfectly reasonable to assume.

rrpjr on June 24, 2013 at 3:35 PM

Borders? We don’ need no stinkin’ borders!

If Amnesty passes, so does America.

profitsbeard on June 24, 2013 at 3:36 PM

I’m sorry I just can’t help myself.

MontanaMmmm on June 24, 2013 at 3:37 PM

Didn’t she also jump on board with Obamacare as well?

Why should we be surprised at yet another cowardly Republican who talks big and does nothing?

sharrukin on June 24, 2013 at 3:37 PM

No mystery here. The bill provides that the Federal Gov’t- i.e. us taxpayers- will reimburse states like Arizona for certain costs of enforcement, deportation, prosecutiion, etc. of illegals.

Brewer wants the $$.

LASue on June 24, 2013 at 3:37 PM

Shadowman to Jan:

“Gov. Brewer….if I can have a moment of your time……I’d like you to look at this folder…..its your PRISM dossier….I was never here, and you never saw this…..and amnesty is good for Arizona….got it?”

BobMbx on June 24, 2013 at 3:38 PM

She read 1,000 pages already?

Ronnie on June 24, 2013 at 3:39 PM

I was thinking the same thing. Then there is this.
1. Maybe they know the bill is dead in the house.
2. Possibly for appearance purposes, because Democrats constantly pin the GOP as being anti immigrant, party of no and so forth. They want to be in on/take part in forming public opinions as immigration reform happens, whatever that may be. In order to do that they must appear to support this now.

canditaylor68 on June 24, 2013 at 3:32 PM

That still doesn’t make much sense from an electoral standpoint. They’re still p-ssing off their base(and at this point, even Graham and McCain have to know this). A bill that dies in the House won’t please their fatcat donors who want it passed. And the Dems can still beat them over the head with the fact that it never became law. Why not just ignore the issue entirely instead of letting it reach this point if you know all along it’s never going to pass the House?

Doughboy on June 24, 2013 at 3:40 PM

I am convinced that obama has a big deal on her, from earlier life or some such. NO doubt whatever. He must have quite a few in his pocket. The only thing that makes me giddy with schadenfreude is that the Chinese and Putin have him in theirs. That they let Snowden go, no matter who he is or what he did, blew obama into the air, for the world to see the charlatan.

Whoever is coordinating it is smart. He is staying in a hotel inside the airport zone, where he is not “in Russian territory”. So, the Russians say “he ain’t here”.

The Chinese said “we let him go because the US papers for his release were incomplete”. I laugh my derriere off because no one deserves obama more than the entire world who brung him. Now they can see the Chinese/Russins play him for the charlatanic fool he is, just because he enabled them to do so.

Flexibility

May God keep Sen. Cruz safe and alive.

Schadenfreude on June 24, 2013 at 3:40 PM

First the middle-of-the-night obama-care shenanigans and now this. Man, they must’ve gotten some serious dirt on her. And I haven’t seen a Jan-Pac email in a while, so they have probably given up on that angle.

Fogpig on June 24, 2013 at 3:41 PM

“Victory” would be they’re actually securing the Border – in other words, not scamming us like they’ve done so many times before.

Galt2009 on June 24, 2013 at 3:41 PM

I’m done with the Republican party.

mazer9 on June 24, 2013 at 3:42 PM

Brewer doesn’t seem to be the sharpest tool in the shed.

JR on June 24, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Very disappointed in Jan…..she was one of the few I
genuinely admired in politics….

On every major issue of our day, we have Republicans caving
and siding with Democrats….

ToddPA on June 24, 2013 at 3:44 PM

By the same token, how many conservatives who voted for her thought she’d be a fan of ObamaCare?

We have, it seems, been misled. Again.

Please drop the #tcot hashtag too, Jan.

BacaDog on June 24, 2013 at 3:44 PM

Damn, these government officials must get more ‘kick back’ and bang for the buck then we are even aware of.

shar61 on June 24, 2013 at 3:45 PM

The GOP won’t do it, but conservatives and Libertarians who actually respect our national sovereignty should just come out and say it: Obama bought votes with food stamps and amnesty will result in 12 million foreign nationals voting in more food stamps for themselves.

Daemonocracy on June 24, 2013 at 3:46 PM

Corker is n C-SPAN right now, lying his ass off.

birdwatcher on June 24, 2013 at 3:46 PM

Which brings me to the larger point. I honestly can’t believe how many Republican pols backing the bill lied, and lied brazenly, about being stalwart border hawks as candidates in order to get elected.

And are STILL lying about it today with their claim that it secures the border first.

Her change on the issue is from blackmail received from the NSA spying.

Bank on it.

portlandon

No it isn’t. She’s just decided to let her true colors show.

xblade on June 24, 2013 at 3:46 PM

Republicans are the crack whores of D.C, having stood with us Tea Party folks at rallies against Obamacare to seem as though they were interested in the country and the people. But just as with a crack whore, once they got their fix (re-elected), they moved on. With 2014 quickly approaching and their eyes on taking over the Senate, they’ve once again slipped on their whoring shoes and are out feigning interest in the people and tacking right.

Not this time. Not at any expense.

madmonkphotog on June 24, 2013 at 3:47 PM

the Left/media are ready to put a huge squeeze on the
opponets. think Pincer Movement.

on the one side we have the ‘good’ cops rallying around the bill…throwing in Generous border security…so generous that no one, except for the guilty could object

and now we’ll have the bad cops…the marches in the street…marching against the racists..free the country, free the poor immigrate from the racist white dudes…the oppressors.

now, Brewer et al. are sitting in AZ…where they could get a massive protests…i don’t know

but given that McCain/Flake are pushing this…what is she supposed to do when the protests start? Johnny M. will be spittin mad at her, pounding on the table, calling her names.

she is in a lose/lose situation.

r keller on June 24, 2013 at 3:47 PM

Gov. Brewer forfeited whatever credibility she had when she adopted Obamacare exchanges in her state. Anything she says now on immigration must be evaluated on that basis, which means her default position is to endorse and support Amnesty.

Tripwhipper on June 24, 2013 at 3:47 PM

The democrats have Corker on their side. The American people do not!

birdwatcher on June 24, 2013 at 3:48 PM

You wouldn’t think that Arizona of all states would produce such politicians.

JR on June 24, 2013 at 3:48 PM

Quisling!

annoyinglittletwerp on June 24, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Republicans are going to become eminently more electable by

1) adding 10 million new Democrats to the voter rolls

2) forcing 10 million or more base voters to stay home, vote for Dems out of spite, or throw away their votes on third-party candidates

It ain’t called The Stupid Party for nothing.

steebo77 on June 24, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Davy Crockett is rolling over in his grave if he is watching scumbag Corker right now.

birdwatcher on June 24, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Her change on the issue is from blackmail received from the NSA spying.

Bank on it.

portlandon on June 24, 2013 at 3:28 PM

Think about what the NSA revelation has done to the American psyche. Those who are aware will now be wondering what is behind the motivations of everyone, and whether NSA-provided info will have provided the impetus to influence those motivations.

Our government’s reckless behavior has caused us to become a society of enhanced suspicion and distrust.

And some still sit around ogling some IT guy’s girlfriend like it’s a f**king joke.

Pathetic.

MadisonConservative on June 24, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Who paid you off dirtbag?

Jayrae on June 24, 2013 at 3:50 PM

You are an IDIOT Brewer.

You should also loose your next election.

TX-96 on June 24, 2013 at 3:50 PM

OK Jan it is either a) the IRS or NSA has the goods on you, b) you’ve been paid off or c) you are too lazy to fight for what is right and would just rather throw in the towel. Which is it? If you are tired of being Arizona’s governor then step aside and give it to someone like Sheriff Joe. He’s older than she is and still fighting.

Arizona must have something in the water or air because it has produced two of the most RINOesque Repubs in modern history, namely McCain and Brewer.

We need to primary ALL RINOs who do this. These people are just as much to blame as any Democrat. In many ways the Brewers, Rubios, McCains, McConnells etc are worse because they ran as conservatives but stabbed us in the back.

What a stupid bunch is the modern day RINO party.

neyney on June 24, 2013 at 3:50 PM

steebo77 on June 24, 2013 at 3:49 PM

The only one of those I probably won’t do is vote for a Democrat.

Cindy Munford on June 24, 2013 at 3:52 PM

Allah,

You left Sen Jeff Flake off the list of Republican candidates who lied their ass off about amnesty. He flipped from amnesty supporter to border hawk right around the time he was seeking the GOP nomination for John Kyl’s seat. Then he promptly flopped back:

“In the past I have supported a broad approach to immigration reform – increased border security coupled with a temporary worker program. I no longer do,”

Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2011/03/23/20110323Flake0323.html#ixzz2XAI7IDfL

Golden Boy on June 24, 2013 at 3:52 PM

Did the NSA get pictures of her with a live girl or a dead boy?

VorDaj on June 24, 2013 at 3:53 PM

These people lie to you, shamelessly, to get elected, and then betray your interests while in office to stay elected. They have the sheerest contempt for your opinion. Keep that in mind when the champagne corks are popping on the Hill today after the big Senate vote.

Just like Obama and the Democrats you all so righteously condemn, as it those that you argue FOR are any different.

You’re exactly like those you despise. You’re a part of the perpetuation of this corrupt system of government driven by media conflict, drama, and distraction while big business and special interests run the country.

While you fight for the scraps your chosen “team” MIGHT brush off the table for you on occasion AFTER the election, and the always promise huge thanksgiving meal of everything you could ever dream of if only you get emotional involved, defending them, and voting for them BEFOTE election day.

For some reason you all never seem to learn though, just like the democrats. Two sides of the same coin. Go red team go!!!

Genuine on June 24, 2013 at 3:54 PM

If the GOP controlled House does not kill this bill immediately, there is no reason to even bother voting Republican anymore.

Jack_Burton on June 24, 2013 at 3:54 PM

May God keep Sen. Cruz safe and alive.

Schadenfreude on June 24, 2013 at 3:40 PM

Magnificent comment, all of it.

GaltBlvnAtty on June 24, 2013 at 3:54 PM

How did Obama get all three top elected officials in Arizona?

McCain is no mystery, he’s long been a progressive tool.

But the brand-new, shiny Jeff Flake? And Jan Brewer?

What does Dear Leader have on them?

applebutter on June 24, 2013 at 3:54 PM

So the gang banging of Arizona by the GangBank Eight is a good and wonderful thing?

VorDaj on June 24, 2013 at 3:55 PM

Senator David Vitter on now doing a GREAT JOB!

birdwatcher on June 24, 2013 at 3:55 PM

These people lie to you, shamelessly, to get elected, and then betray your interests while in office to stay elected. They have the sheerest contempt for your opinion.

*speaks into wristwatch*
“We have one that can see.”

equanimous on June 24, 2013 at 3:55 PM

What does Dear Leader have on them?

applebutter on June 24, 2013 at 3:54 PM

He must have pictures of the three of them all having sex with farm animals.

VorDaj on June 24, 2013 at 3:56 PM

On every major issue of our day, we have Republicans caving
and siding with Democrats….

ToddPA on June 24, 2013 at 3:44 PM

As the Left grinds inevitably toward totalitarianism, the Right slides inexorably toward greater appeasement. How can this end well?

rrpjr on June 24, 2013 at 3:56 PM

She has seen the path that conservative women such as Palin and Bachmann have traveled and wanted none of it.

The Arizona/McCain/RINO model has more political longevity or so it seems from her view.

Carnac on June 24, 2013 at 3:57 PM

kill it today! kill it right now!!!!

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fred5678 on June 24, 2013 at 3:58 PM

May God keep Sen. Cruz safe and alive.

Schadenfreude on June 24, 2013 at 3:40 PM

He needs to stay out of exploding cars.

VorDaj on June 24, 2013 at 3:58 PM

I love it when AP gets annoyed. As long as it isn’t at me.

Cindy Munford on June 24, 2013 at 4:00 PM

This is the way we do it. .. The Cheecago way……..

Also, tarmac finger wagging – has been banned.

FlaMurph on June 24, 2013 at 4:02 PM

These people lie to you, shamelessly, to get elected, and then betray your interests while in office to stay elected. They have the sheerest contempt for your opinion. Keep that in mind when the champagne corks are popping on the Hill today after the big Senate vote.

This, fer sure, plus

The NSA will get them and you.

Schadenfreude on June 24, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Brewer’s deliberately misleading the public at the behest of national Republicans who need prominent so-called “border hawks” like her to reassure low-information (a.k.a. dumb) GOPers that the bill is awesome. That seems likelier, although I believe Brewer’s term-limited as governor and therefore doesn’t really need anything from the national leadership

No she needs McCain when she runs for his seat when he retires.

OliverB on June 24, 2013 at 4:04 PM

Jan Brewer has been drinking from the Obama Kool Aid trough (ObamaCare Supplement) and like all those that do, lost her mind. Unless she turns Democrat, her political career is in the toilet.

savage24 on June 24, 2013 at 4:05 PM

This is what happens to people who spend too much time in the hot AZ sun without adequate protection for their head.

AZCoyote on June 24, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Quisling!

annoyinglittletwerp on June 24, 2013 at 3:49 PM

You were missed .

Lucano on June 24, 2013 at 4:06 PM

She is term limited out of office next year. Guess she decided that making big bucks by sitting on boards of directors beats having to find a real job. I’ll bet she has been getting all kinds of offers from corporate agribusiness recently.

Big business has sold out the GOP rank and file as a result of its insatiable lust for “cheap” labor.

cool breeze on June 24, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Politicians lied? I’m shocked, shocked I tell ya’.

If you expect it out of the Dems, why would you not expect it out of the Repubs? We are embroiled in a one party system in this country, and that party is the CYA Party. The two sub-parties are D and R.

Every once in a while we get a politician who seems to be able to cover his own a$$ by covering his constituent’s collective a$$es. Someone like Ted Cruz or Mike Lee comes to mind.

But we seem to keep electing yutzes like Juan McCain and Lindsey Grahamnesty, who seem to be very wealthy and powerful men after years in public office. Let’s just stop doing this.

NOMOBO on June 24, 2013 at 4:11 PM

Tinfoil hat theory #23: All supplies of eye liner, eyeshadow and fake lashes are infected with a virus that causes progressive liberalism. The more you use, the worse it gets.

Marcola on June 24, 2013 at 4:12 PM

I love it when AP gets annoyed. As long as it isn’t at me.
Cindy Munford on June 24, 2013 at 4:00 PM

I don’t think anyone could follow the tangled web that politicians leave in their wake without getting royally POed at ‘em.

whatcat on June 24, 2013 at 4:13 PM

She is term limited out of office next year. Guess she decided that making big bucks by sitting on boards of directors beats having to find a real job. I’ll bet she has been getting all kinds of offers from corporate agribusiness recently.

Big business has sold out the GOP rank and file as a result of its insatiable lust for “cheap” labor.

cool breeze on June 24, 2013 at 4:08 PM

sounds about right.

JR on June 24, 2013 at 4:13 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on June 24, 2013 at 3:49 PM

I know we got off to a bad start on a night I was having an insulin reaction, but I’ve come to enjoy your rough-around-the-edges point of view.

Glad to see you’re back!

NOMOBO on June 24, 2013 at 4:14 PM

I don’t think I would quantify Jan Brewer (my Gov) as stupid… but incredibly short sighted and a political wind chaser. She just supported the Medicaid expansion in AZ despite (some) Republican opposition… which is part of her pattern or MO: She takes any money the gov’t throws in our direction no matter what strings are attached or what the long term impact is (actually that’s a problem with a considerable number of politicians). Maybe she figures she’ll be out of office by the time the SHTF.

John_G on June 24, 2013 at 4:14 PM

Over/under whether goats are involved in the NSA blackmail.

Sekhmet on June 24, 2013 at 4:15 PM

GaltBlvnAtty on June 24, 2013 at 3:54 PM

Bow, with hat tipped.

———
Indeed, Madison Conservative – they have priorities.

He needs to stay out of exploding cars.

VorDaj on June 24, 2013 at 3:58 PM

He needs to do more than that. Charlatanic thugs run the land…into the ground, with tarnsparency. They meant by it “destruction of Western life and global redistribution, with fat pockets for themselves”.

The Rs enable them and are thus more culpable.

Schadenfreude on June 24, 2013 at 4:16 PM

I think someone found some dirt on Brewer, so now she supports everything Obama to keep out of jail.
Freddy on June 24, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Ridiculous, and just one of a good many posts on this thread with the exact same type of thoughts.

You guys still can’t figure out that YOUR the marks here, not Jan or any of the others. You’re ready to twist ridiculous bs into the wind to pin the faults on those you’ve been trained to automatically oppose.

Instead of realizing that you’re just like them. You’ve been duped and used just like their voters. Your representatives are just like theirs. Their all guilty of the same things. And YOU, your nothing but pawns who need to be told what they want to hear come election time so you’ll get back out there, because the other side is “always worse”.

And you believe it. So much so that when you’re openly betrayed you’ll find a way to still blame the opposition, instead of yourselves and your “representatives”.

Representatives who only represent the big business and special interests that bankroll the elections they dupe you into voting for them on.

Controlled by the media, and just as much a part of the problem as those you despise.

Genuine on June 24, 2013 at 4:17 PM

That seems likelier, although I believe Brewer’s term-limited as governor and therefore doesn’t really need anything from the national leadership.

This explains everything. She no longer has to pander to the voters so she is letting her freak flag fly. First her bullying of the Arizona legislator of Medicare expansion, now this.

NotCoach on June 24, 2013 at 4:17 PM

Quisling!

annoyinglittletwerp on June 24, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Quite right.

Hiya, Cub fan. Welcome back.

wolfsDad on June 24, 2013 at 4:17 PM

Yeah. Add me to the list of people who wonder if these simultaneous ‘epiphanies’ weren’t helped along by the NSA. Maybe we’re just paranoid, but these days the bar for deeming someone as paranoid is pretty darn high…

cynccook on June 24, 2013 at 4:18 PM

Quisling!

annoyinglittletwerp on June 24, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Welcome back.

NotCoach on June 24, 2013 at 4:18 PM

whatcat on June 24, 2013 at 4:13 PM

And yet we keep sending them back time and time again. We are Einstein’s definition of insane.

Cindy Munford on June 24, 2013 at 4:18 PM

I will say that it is very schadenfreudelicious to watch certain reporters, bloggers, et al finally have to come to terms with the fact that partisan politics will not help us.

MadisonConservative on June 24, 2013 at 4:19 PM

Oh my goodness, Congress is filled with a bunch of political wh*res — what a f*cking surprise! Alert the media!

diditagain on June 24, 2013 at 4:20 PM

Thanks for your kind welcomes,HA minions…er peeps. *wink*

annoyinglittletwerp on June 24, 2013 at 4:23 PM

If champagne corks start popping, it’s only because the craven careerists in the Senate now have a PC vote to add to their resume that won’t change anything. I assume, and I know it’s a big assumption, that they know this horrid bill will fail in the House.

Thus, they’re golden…so they think.

They lie, lie, lie. We notice that stuff and remember that stuff.

PattyJ on June 24, 2013 at 4:23 PM

Which brings me to the larger point. I honestly can’t believe how many Republican pols backing the bill lied, and lied brazenly, about being stalwart border hawks as candidates in order to get elected.

“Ha ha ha ha, ha aha ha ha, ha ha ha ha ha, aha ha ha aha, ha ha, ho sheesh, stop yer killin me.”

Akzed on June 24, 2013 at 4:25 PM

And yet we keep sending them back time and time again. We are Einstein’s definition of insane.
Cindy Munford on June 24, 2013 at 4:18 PM

That’s because the extreme rare example of one who’s not a lying sack causes us to hope we might find another one somewhere down the line.

BTW, I didn’t know that line originated with Albert. Learn sumthin new every day.

whatcat on June 24, 2013 at 4:25 PM

Gov. Brewer forfeited whatever credibility she had when she adopted Obamacare exchanges in her state. Anything she says now on immigration must be evaluated on that basis, which means her default position is to endorse and support Amnesty.

Tripwhipper on June 24, 2013 at 3:47 PM

Gov. Kasich in Ohio tried that with his new budget. The Republican House & Senate took it out with their vote. Who controls the State House in AZ?

bluefox on June 24, 2013 at 4:26 PM

WB Twerp!

BTW, I recall from my lurkings on babalublog.com that Flake has always been bad on Cuba issues. I wonder if whatever Fidel has on Jeff Flake has been shared with the 0bama Regime

Sekhmet on June 24, 2013 at 4:26 PM

Thanks for your kind welcomes,HA minions…er peeps. *wink*
annoyinglittletwerp on June 24, 2013 at 4:23 PM

I had my people talk to AP, and now here you’re back. You’re welcome.

Akzed on June 24, 2013 at 4:26 PM

Thanks for your kind welcomes,HA minions…er peeps. *wink*
annoyinglittletwerp on June 24, 2013 at 4:23 PM

A hip, hip, hooray actha!

whatcat on June 24, 2013 at 4:27 PM

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