Price on his head, no one at his back

Sheriff draws a million-dollar bounty, but no support from Obama

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If a Republican president were demonizing the state of Arizona as the Obama administration has been, then the "mainstream" media would surely be wondering: Has the president helped create a climate of hatred, fear and anger that might endanger people?

Such as, oh, inspiring death threats against Arizona law enforcement officers?

They won't begin to suggest that, of course -- not with a Democrat in the Oval Office, especially one that the evidence shows the media actively tried to get elected. But no doubt emboldened by the administration's attacks on our own state of Arizona, a Mexican drug cartel has reportedly put a $1 million bounty on the head of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Arpaio, the renowned toughest sheriff in the nation, regularly gets threats -- but not this serious and credible.

"With this heightened awareness of his role in the immigration issue, we've got to take this one a little bit more seriously -- with a million-dollar contract out on him," a sheriff's spokeswoman said.

Arpaio took that high-profile role on himself, certainly. But instead of having his back, the president has stabbed him in it, criticizing every supporter of law and order in Arizona. Mr. Obama has even gone out of his way to do it -- suggesting Hispanics taking their children for ice cream might be unfairly targeted for arrest. He knows that's not true.

In not only failing to stand up for law enforcement, but actively working against it, Mr. Obama and his cohorts have isolated and denigrated the very people doing his job of defending our country.

When was the last time a president of the United States was so openly hostile to American interests?

The answer: It's unprecedented.

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TNULTH
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TNULTH 08/10/10 - 10:08 pm
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Please seek professional help

Please seek professional help Augusta Chronicle editorial staff. This daily Obama bashing is just getting ridiculous. This editorial isn't even logical-- really, what "support" should the president be giving here?

chascush
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chascush 08/10/10 - 10:32 pm
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TNULTH, I guess the truth

TNULTH, I guess the truth hurts.

fatboyhog
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fatboyhog 08/10/10 - 10:45 pm
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What has been the response of

What has been the response of the Obama administration? Yeah, that's what I thought, NOTHING. Mexican citizens threaten a United States citizen and duly elected official and the United States government utters nary a word. A reply should have been swift and unmistakable. Harm a United States citizen and prepare for quick justice via a cruise missile to the drug compound.

KSL
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KSL 08/10/10 - 11:14 pm
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fatboy, you are the first to

fatboy, you are the first to say we have an enemy country bordering right on us. That is said because we really don't know exactly who is in control of that bordering country. The US needs to take action now to close the borders and not wait until it is too late.

baronvonreich
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baronvonreich 08/10/10 - 11:44 pm
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"a Mexican drug cartel has

"a Mexican drug cartel has reportedly put a $1 million bounty on the head of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio."
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REPORTEDLY. That is the word. I sure haven't seen the press release issued by this drug cartel. Many people in the CSRA have REPORTEDLY said they would like to see President Obama dead but I haven't seen any press releases issued by anybody I don't see the Secret Service going door to door.

Argue and editorialize the points about immigartion reform and border security and initiate healthy debate instead of writing nonsensical tripe like this.

willie7
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willie7 08/11/10 - 12:10 am
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Whatever happened to the
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Whatever happened to the fence we built costing millions?
Remember???? The border Fence.

willie7
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willie7 08/11/10 - 12:25 am
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George W. Bush, , President
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George W. Bush, , President of the United States, during the Oct. 26, 2006 signing of the "Secure Fence Act of 2006":
"I'm pleased that you all are here to witness the signature of the Secure Fence Act of 2006. This bill will help protect the American people. This bill will make our borders more secure. It is an important step toward immigration reform...
The bill authorizes the construction of hundreds of miles of additional fencing along our southern border...We're modernizing the southern border of the United States so we can assure the American people we're doing our job of securing the border. By making wise use of physical barriers and deploying 21st century technology we're helping our Border Patrol agents do their job."

dani
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dani 08/11/10 - 01:32 am
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The border fence was never

The border fence was never completed. I think the excuse was that it "wasn't working".

dani
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dani 08/11/10 - 01:41 am
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I don't know how we could get

I don't know how we could get proof of the alleged bounty on the sheriff. I guess we will know if and when they collect. Of course, it will be too late for Arpaio. Strange, isn't it. After 9-11 folks were yelling about not heeding the warnings, now we shouldn't heed the warnings, just wait for the dirty deed to take place.

NewHere
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NewHere 08/11/10 - 05:13 am
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Waste of ink and space,

Waste of ink and space, typical aces stile!

aureliusdios
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aureliusdios 08/11/10 - 05:45 am
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Amazed at all the power that

Amazed at all the power that has been attributed to President Obama. It must be great to be equated to a God each and everyday in this forum and others throughout the nation. It is amazing what demons fear will conjure up in little peoples minds. it is almost like a child's fear of the monster under the bed. It is only a shoe.

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justus4 08/11/10 - 06:29 am
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Arpaio is breaking the law
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Arpaio is breaking the law with his "I'll do anything I want" mentality and will be fired soon, because the federal investigation will prove his department has long been corrupted. All that hot air about a "price" is propaganda to deflect his clear violations of law. In fact, this issue has exposed an obvious secret hate that is inconsistent with our constitutional values and will be remembered come votin' time.

johnston.cliff
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johnston.cliff 08/11/10 - 07:08 am
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Question: If a Black

Question:
If a Black Panther collects the reward, will there be an investigation and trial, or will it be deemed a foreign affair?

At this time in history, America has no friends in the WhiteHouse.

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55 F-100 08/11/10 - 07:41 am
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Prezbojangles should be held

Prezbojangles should be held accountable for his treasonous complicity for not sending National Guard troops to assist Arizona LEO's in their fight against the illegal immigrants and the drug smuggling. The Drug cartel will never attempt a hit on Arpaio, because should anything ever happen, EVERY LEO in the nation would not rest until the offender became room temperature. Even the muslim in the oval office could not dissuade Federal LEO's from participating in the investigation. Arpaio is the most respected LEO in the U.S.A. Keep up the good work, Sheriff!

slippery 25
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slippery 25 08/11/10 - 08:14 am
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I suggest Obama and some of

I suggest Obama and some of our posters take a trip to southern Arizona.

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historicmustang 08/11/10 - 08:29 am
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Why is the Sheriff the

Why is the Sheriff the ultimate and leading law enforcement authority in America?

Because he is elected by the ultimate power source, the people, and he answers directly to them.

He is not an appointed bureaucrat and he lives in the community he serves. He is in all matters, the people’s defender.

shivas
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shivas 08/11/10 - 08:31 am
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The ACES have thrown in all

The ACES have thrown in all efforts at self-respect, and have gone all-in to become a propoganda machine. They no longer pretend to be a legitimate newspaper with any attempts for objectivity. ACES now want to incite an emotional hatred in order to save their dying newspaper. Again, at one time I bet Morris wanted to be a legitimate newspaper. Making money on hate. Very sad.

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Southern_Patriot 08/11/10 - 08:46 am
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I wouldn't be a bit surprised

I wouldn't be a bit surprised if the cold bloodied megalomaniac in the WH put up the million dollars, he doesn't like anybody to go against him

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dichotomy 08/11/10 - 08:50 am
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What happened to the border

What happened to the border fence? Obama happened to the border fence. What happened to the scaled back fence that would be done mostly by cameras? Obama's Homeland Security clueless appointee Janet Napolitano happened to the "virtual fence". After Obama's first two months in office his communist agenda was already apparent and the backlash was already starting so he decided that the Democrats were going to need all of the illegal alien voters they could muster in the next election. "Open the gates guys and let 'em through".

May 7, 2009, Dallas News: "WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's budget blueprint Thursday canceled plans to extend the border fence along the U.S.-Mexico border beyond the 670 miles already completed or planned, symbolically breaking with a much-heralded approach to border security advocated by President George W. Bush."

March 16, 2010, NY Times: "Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Tuesday that she would cut millions of dollars intended for a high-tech “virtual fence” along the Mexican border ."

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harley_52 08/11/10 - 08:50 am
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Once again the Editorial

Once again the Editorial Staff nails it.

Arpaio is a national hero. Arpaio dares to perform the duties and responsibilities of his office, enforces existing federal and state laws, and protecting the citizens of his county. Obama, his Justice Department, and much of his Administration do everything they can to thwart the efforts of men like Arpaio and to subvert the United States Constitution. Bravo to the Editorial staff. Keep up the good work.

shivas
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shivas 08/11/10 - 08:53 am
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Yeah, honorable mention.

Yeah, honorable mention. It's like you have a beautiful Prom date--- Too bad she's your sister.

Mr.L.A.Kegbrat
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Mr.L.A.Kegbrat 08/11/10 - 08:56 am
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This editorial is a perfect

This editorial is a perfect example of the Augusta Chronicle's editorial staff's lack of credibility. What exactly is the president supposed to do?

Claiming that Obama's immigration policies inspired a million dollar bounty on Arizona's sheriff makes about as much sense as saying the Augusta Chronicle editorial page inspires syphilis.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 08/11/10 - 09:11 am
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Again the Obama

Again the Obama administration makes the bizarre meter needle jump like the Richter Scale sensors during a "10" earthquake.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 08/11/10 - 09:18 am
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The American people are like

The American people are like that flight attendant who flipped out when it comes to the administration and illegal immigration.

It makes you want to curse, grab some beer and find some kind of an emergency chute to slide down.

Chillen
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Chillen 08/11/10 - 09:25 am
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"What exactly is the

"What exactly is the president supposed to do?"

1. Build the fence
2. Enforce the border
3. Kick out all the illegal criminals
4. Go after employers who hire them (hefty fines then jail time for repeat offenders)
5. Support, not attack, law enforcement's efforts and state's efforts to control the problem
6. Go after sanctuary cities who contradict federal law, not states who support and want to enforce federal law
7. Contact the Mexican Govt & tell them that a bounty on the head of a US Citizen is not acceptable and that they need to get their cartels under control. At least make an effort for Heaven's sake!
8. Repeal the anchor baby law
9. Support the refusal of ANY federal or state benefits to these criminals. No school, no food stamps, no welfare, no healthcare. Nothing.
10. Declare English as our official language and stop making duplicate federal forms in spanish.

Does that answer the question?

chipshirley
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chipshirley 08/11/10 - 09:33 am
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Get real AC! You incite hate

Get real AC!

You incite hate and violence against the First Black President on a daily basis!

The BIG BIG NEWS from last nights runoff elections was that the main candidate that represents the far right Christian Fundamentalists and the views of this editorial page...Jody Hice, GOT DESTROYED in his race verus Rob Woodall, 56% to 44% .....! Yeah that's what I'm talking about!

Georgia Republicans directly rejecting the insane hate politics he represented with his hideous unpatriotic HAMMER AND SYCLE BILLBOARDS!!!

Ha Ha Ha Jody Hice. ASK GOD WHY HE MADE YOU LOSE YOU LAUGHING STOCK!

And for some real political truth check out...
CHIPSHIRLEY.COM

TheFederalist
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TheFederalist 08/11/10 - 09:33 am
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So let's see...liberals come

So let's see...liberals come here, to a conservative newspaper, and then wail and gnash their collective teeth every day when a conservative column is posted? What was that definition of insanity again? Oh yeah...doing exactly the same thing time after time and expecting a different result.

Chillen
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Chillen 08/11/10 - 09:34 am
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onlyin, you are on my ignore

onlyin, you are on my ignore list because you are like a broken record and I never see anything new from you. However I saw your post in the discussion tab (AC!!!! it still does not block ignored posters).

I'll answer your question since it is not laced with your typical racist rants (thank you for that).

No. Bush did not. He was wrong and he lost my support about 3 years into his presidency for it. In fact, he made me quite sour on the republican party in general, in part, due to this issue. I used to be 100% republican. Now I lean way more libertarian, thanks, in part to Bush.

Now, keep in mind, when Bush was in office we were in totally different circumstances. Times were good financially, we were not in a recession and the people were not overwhelmingly asking and begging for something to be done.

Now we have 10% unemployment. It would be nice if those 10% could have jobs. Jobs that are taken up by illegal criminals.

Now that we have people struggling to make ends meet it would be nice if the billions and billions of tax dollars spent each year on these criminals could be returned to the taxpayers.

Times have changed economically for us. The American people are asking, no begging, for something to be done. obama is ignoring the situation. No one is surprised.

KSL
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KSL 08/11/10 - 09:37 am
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Guess you weren't paying

Guess you weren't paying attention, jackfruit, when we Americans made our wishes known and opposed Bush on amnesty.

KSL
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KSL 08/11/10 - 09:38 am
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Well said, Chillen, but I

Well said, Chillen, but I doubt it will be comprehended.

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