Sheriff Joe and President Obama

Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona wants to have a “man-to-man” sit down with President Obama over beers and cigars and really discuss the illegal immigration issue. The Obama administration claims Sheriff Joe is violating the “civil rights” of Hispanics, while he says he is simply enforcing the existing law. Despite a lawsuit pending against him, Sheriff Joe just won re-election at the age of 80 years old.

No stranger to controversy, Sheriff Joe has always done things his way. His tent cities and pink garments for inmates caught the public’s attention in the mid-1990s, soon after taking office in 1993. He has been accused of violating prisoner’s “rights” and treating them inhumanely. The accusations never stick, even though his critics have spent considerable courtroom time trying to do so. It seems that at every turn, Sheriff Joe is always one step ahead with the law on his side. It is almost like he knows what is lawful and what is not.

Unlike many others county sheriffs around this country, Sheriff Joe well understands just how much power and influence he really has. He should be a model for other sheriffs, but few have the tenacity and temerity that he does. He knows exactly what he can and can’t do, and Maricopa County is grateful to have him. He has been re-elected five times and he plans on running again in 2016. Instead of thanking and honoring him for his bold service, the Obama administration has sued him for his stand on illegal immigration. Sheriff Joe claims that Obama’s “amnesty” for illegals is unfair to those who have come here legally (he’s right about this), and that he is simply following the letter of Arizona law, which, as Governor Jan Brewer has shown, closely follows federal law.

Sheriff Joe has consistently made the point that his goal as sheriff is to decrease crime and make his jails a place where criminals think twice before returning. “I’m an old-time guy,” Joe says, “I just use common sense.” As Joe can attest though, common sense is becoming much less common these days. Rather than fighting crime and keeping Maricopa County safe for non-criminal residents, Joe has spent a large portion of his time defending his policies and techniques to naysayers and left-wing activists.

Despite the negative publicity, however, Sheriff Joe is more than ready to defend his decisions, even to the President of the United States. He has said that he recently discovered the power of “constructive dialogue,” the age-old idea of actually talking face-to-face to settle disagreements and misunderstandings, rather than using courtrooms and expensive judicial proceedings. Sheriff Joe believes he can settle more with President Obama with a beer and a stogie than any lawsuit ever could. Perhaps he’s right. But I suspect that this will never actually happen. Obama has nothing to gain from a sit-down with Sheriff Joe. The time for diplomacy has passed as of November 6. Sheriff Joe, as I’m sure he already knows, had better resign himself to “sticking to his guns.” The only discussion he’ll be having with Obama’s people will be in a legal proceeding.








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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Uzi-Kattan/1209362869 Uzi Kattan

    Sounds more like man (Sheriff Joe) to donkey (Obamuslim). Sheriff Joe is a great American while who knows what Obama is.

  • jim

    JOE WANTS A MAN TO MAN TAK WITH obama NEVERE HAPPEN MNAYBE A MAN (JOE)TO WIMP TALK

  • salem

    God Bless a man of ethics and integrity. If only there were a few in Washington DC. Just a few on each side of the aisle would be a breath of fresh air.

  • American

    I don’t know Obama says he wants to do good for the country maybe he’ll man up. Sheriff Joe your doing a good job.

  • lasvegasron

    maybe he can lock up Obama while he checks his papers?

  • http://twitter.com/KennDillon Silver Haired Saint

    I hate to say this Joe, but even if the two of you sat down it wouldn’t be man to man.

  • 32eagle

    I think the sheriff needs to soften obama up-kind of like when a chef tenderizes chicken fried steak-only “Joe” will be batting .500 with his nightstick

  • DAY8293A

    IT WOULD BE A WASTE OF TIME TO TALK TO THE ILLEGAL ALIEN MUSLIM DICTATOR. HE WILL DO AS HE PLEASES AND LISTEN TO NO ONE,,, HE IS JUST A MOMENT AWAY FROM DECLARING MARTIAL LAW,,, THEN, IT IS OVER,,, REMEMBER BENGHAZI,, PEOPLE DIED OVOMIT LIED PEOPLE DIED OVOMIT LIED

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U4R7XQJHV5XKHHHYUASB2Y7TIY Traftar

    Its real MEN like Joe Arpaio that have the true best interests of this country, not some community organizer that all has really ever done is mooch money from the people until he got illegally elected to the presidency where instead of acting like a servant of the people, he acts like another Sadam Hussein dictator. Joe would be a president as good as Reagan was I do believe.

  • Marykate

    It really is terrible that we do NOT HAVE MORE JOE ARPAIO ‘s across this “great?” land of ours!!!
    I worry that if we have more like BHO, we will face disaster!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/gary.rose.129 Gary Rose

    ANYBODY NEEDS TO BOWED ITS SHERIFF JOE AND MYSTERYMAN PRESIDENT DOING IT.JOE AND DEPARTMENT OUT DOING THE FEDS JOB THE WAY IT SHOULD BE DONE.HIP HIP HOO RAY FOR JOE AND DEPARTMENT

  • Teriqua Jones

    God bless Sheriff Joe, he gives me some hope for American Politicians. Shame on Obama for refusing to meet with him.
    Perhaps it’s the request for a “man to man” meeting. Obama does not quite live up to the traditional meaning of a man.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alicia-Cervera/100003332732175 Alicia Cervera

    You Sheriff, ARE a man. the other one is a traitor.

  • Rocky

    Sheriff Joe doesn’t have anything to prove he goes by the very law that odummer refuses to follow,”The Federal Laws as written,odummer is trying to break our laws as written,he is illegally occupying the White House,which he got through Fraudulent means. “Bust him”
    under the Federal Laws he ignores.