Originally posted by hawkiye
Well it always helps to do some research instead of just proclaiming in your ignorance he's done nothing.
If Arpaio is the hero you make him out to be, surely it wouldn't be so hard to point out to the things his actually done to make him so? And I never
stated that he's done "nothing", Arpaio hs done many things, I just wouldn't count them as achievements. For example, I don't count him detaining
American citizens under the assumption of them being illegals as an achievement.
He has stood up to the feds before. he kicked the BLM off land they were trying to steal
The only thing Arpaio did was make empty threats against the Bureau of Land Management that amounted to nothing. The bureau still has on going plans
What "action" did Arpaio take to stop anything? If you're merely crediting Arpaio for making threats then clearly you haven't known of Arpaio's
record for empty threats over the course of his administrations.
He enforces immigration laws because the feds will not
His supporters believe that he is enforcing immigration laws. There's a difference. Many of his actions have resulted in many innocent American
citizens and legal residents being detained:
Arpaio targets brown people because he thinks they cause all the problems in his state, as do his bigotted supporters. He isn't helping anybody, at
best he's just a rightwing "activist" over this issue.
he will not cow tow to the feds
So he says. It's all talk to me, and it has been so for the past year. I don't think anybody is as concerned for him as you make it out to be.
Regarding the tent cities, there are no actual figures demonstrating an amount he has saved on them. Personally I don't oppose the tent cities, it's
his other antics I'm more concerned with.