Skip to main content

View Diary: ACTION: Arpaio recall broke, deep-pocketed Dems don't step up (37 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Hope you're right. (4+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Mother Mags, Mayfly, Lujane, Larsstephens

    But IMO this is a Lucy with the football situation. Arpaio is not going to go peacibly.

    •  Oh, that's for sure. They're even trying to (10+ / 0-)

      change the darn constitution to keep him in office! His opponents can expect illegal tacts, strong-arm bullying, and outright lies. Like you say, he won't go peaceably. But however he goes is fine with me.

      stay together / learn the flowers / go light - Gary Snyder

      by Mother Mags on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 03:24:25 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  So force him to show (more of) his cards, (5+ / 0-)

      perhaps another shoe drops (to mix metaphors) and he could get dragged into court over whatever electioneering crimes he might attempt. The slime doesn't deserve a minute of peace. Make him spend his money, weaken him for the next go around if nothing else. It's a good, worthy fight. The scumbag makes Scott Walker look almost human.

      You show a little grit and you lands in jail.

      by cal2010 on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 04:36:54 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  If we had unlimited resources, sure. (0+ / 0-)

        But every dollar can only be spent once. Every dollar spent battling Arpaio is one dollar less given to another Dem candidate battling a Republican who is more vulnerable than Joe. We are supposed to make the smartest tactical decisions we can.

        •  True. But 51% looks pretty vulnerable. (2+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          Mother Mags, Larsstephens

          Along with considering the chances of victory, the degree of loathsomeness should also be a factor. I'd offer up an example of a relatively sane Republican somewhere as one less in need of removal but none come immediately to mind and it wouldn't be a very fun Goggle search. I'm sure one's out there. Somewhere.

          Anywho, there's a symbolic value too. This is a national figure, a onetime reality-TV star whose fame outsizes his office. To bring him down would be a great moral victory, an inspiring moment that could draw more interest, more dollars, more hope of future wins throughout the country than defeating a comparatively obscure legislator (which is nearly al of them). There's a lot of bang for the buck here.

          On the other hand, if he were regularly used as a bogeyman for state party fundraising and organizational efforts that could also be useful. But it doesn't look like much of that is going on.

          You show a little grit and you lands in jail.

          by cal2010 on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 08:28:52 PM PDT

          [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site