Wooldridge's work, a favorite of former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke's, regularly makes the rounds in nativist circles and often is posted on right-wing websites. Wooldridge's views parallel Pearce's. They always have, and they still do.

Speaking to the faithful few during his Fountain Hills shindig, Pearce praised Wooldridge and scoffed at the criticism raining down on him for e-mailing Wooldridge's words.

"I just want to clear the air, folks," Pearce told his handful of followers. "First of all, these are great e-mails [written by] Frosty Wooldridge, who works with [former Colorado Congressman] Tom Tancredo.

"[Wooldridge is] a great American. And the things they're trying to make out as racist comments are metaphors he used about the impact of the illegal alien invasion on America."

There's an echo there of Pearce's past reference to neo-Nazi baby killer J.T. Ready as a "true patriot" and his applauding Ready's incendiary rhetoric at a 2007 nativist rally.

Not to mention Pearce's public use of the term "wetback" or his forwarding of an anti-Semitic screed from the neo-Nazi National Alliance's website.

I could continue listing his outrages. The point is that Pearce never has ceased telling the world exactly who he is: a liar, a bigot, a xenophobe, an extremist.

Online comments in which he blamed the victims of last week's theater massacre in Colorado (because they weren't carrying guns, ready to take out an armed-to-the-teeth psychotic) have earned him even more vitriol from the general public.

Such is the downward trajectory of Pearce's career, an arc of hate that has him facing defeat for the second time in a year. Like the nativist movement itself, Pearce is on the wane.

Now that he's stripped of power, no one is beholden to him. This goes a long way toward explaining why many in the local news media now see Pearce as a convenient target, one whose racism and insensitivity suddenly appalls them.

After August 28's primary election, all that Pearce will have left is his dwindling cult, three government pensions, and a lot of free time to contemplate his infamy.

This freakish nativist monster finally will be crushed. What will be left for us is to try to ensure that his kind never achieves such power again in Arizona.

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coyote_slim
coyote_slim

" Nativists?" Arizona 'natives' would be Apache and/or Navajo and/or Hopi and/or Tohono O'odham and/or Akimel O'odham and/or Mojave and/or Southern Paiute and/or Yaqui and/or please forgive me for leaving out the remainder of Arizona's "Natives." Russell Pearce is an IMMIGRANT. All the white folk are immigrant. 

Brother Pearce might consider a move to the Pacific Inland Northwest Empire where his myopic brand of racist crap-o-la would find an appreciative audience. Oh yeah.

chucklereader1
chucklereader1

hope arpayso wasn't driving his own crown vic to that wake... 

Quinn777
Quinn777

I enjoy donating $0.02 via credit card to politicians and organization I don't agree with.

 

The donation link on Russell Pearce's campaign Facebook page is broken. The message says "mmm....something is not right. This account has been archived due to inactivity. Please login to Wufoo to reactivate."

 

Pearce's Donation Link on Facbook is dead due to INACTIVITY... Priceless!!!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Senator-Russell-Pearce/103994776320056?sk=app_121629204551128

 

By the way, speaking of Russell Pearce's Facebook page, Pearce's cover photo is of himself in front of the Supreme Court. Pearce uses the title Senator and viewers are presented with a picture of an ex-state senator in front of one of the most recognizable federal buildings. Shouldn't his title include the word State?  More appropriately, ex-State Senator, or Recalled ex-State Senator or, better still, Disgraced, Recalled ex-State Senator Russell Pearce?

housefrau99
housefrau99

Just cry nativist and racism. Terry Gross tried very hard to get Journalist Howard Fischer to say Russel Pearce was a racist, nativist, ect... but it didn't work......Heard on Fresh Air from WHYY May 6, 2010 - TERRY GROSS, host: This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross.........Mr. FISCHER: Russell is very conservative. I mean, his background is law enforcement. He was a sheriff's deputy. He was a justice of the peace. He has a child who was shot by an illegal immigrant. Russell sees things in very black-and-white ways. I mean, I don't think there's racism there. I mean, Russell's son married a Hispanic woman. He's got Hispanic grandchildren. I've never seen Russell mistreat anybody personally, in all the years I've known him, based on race, color, ethnicity. But Russell sees it in a very black-and-white way. If you ask for a single line that describes one of Russell's quotes, it's: What part of illegal don't you understand? You shouldn't be in the country. We're going to do what we can to enforce the rule of law. That's the way Russell sees things. And he's obviously been tarred with being racist and everything else. Again, I think that's oversimplifying what's a much more complex problem. I think he believes that there's financial burden on the state. We talked a little bit about the number of kids in schools. We know that perhaps 17 percent of all prisoners in state prison are illegal immigrants who violate state law. Now, here's where it gets interesting. The federal government has a State Criminal Alien Assistance Program. They are supposed to reimburse the states for the cost of housing illegal immigrants in state prisons. The federal government has reimbursed the states pennies on the dollar. So the feds haven't even stepped up for that. So Russell said if you're not going to step up, then we're going to do what we need to do. And he sees it, again, as a law enforcement officer.

TheFurror
TheFurror

The Pearce Legacy:  "Mormons, and Nazi.s"

 

Racism at its purest.

kpegjer94
kpegjer94

So long PIERCE BROS  .............IT HAS NOT BEEN GOOD TO KNOW YOU .....

leonardclark
leonardclark

Thanks Mr. Lemons for another educational and inciteful article exposing racists such as Russell Pearce who continue to foolishly try and build a "wall of hate" around the state of Arizona.

Leonard Clark

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

If RuSSell needs a new campaign manager, John Enright's available.

Growup2012
Growup2012

The only thing I ever prayed for when it came to Russell Pearce was KARMA - and it is playing out so beautifully I could not have even imagined it being this amazing!!!

MesaMan
MesaMan

The hypocrisy of La Raza knows no bounds: they cuss out Pearce and his ilk but for being 'racist' but are a bunch of racists themselves with that 'Brown Power' talk-------------never mind that Hispanic culture is a 'White' culture too. And the Mestizos came about due in large part to the (White) Spanish conquistadors raping the Aztec, etc. women. Talk about self hate on the part of La Raza: they kiss the hand of the rapist by embracing his culture and are belligerent when called out on it.

allanbartlett
allanbartlett topcommenter

 @housefrau99

 So your saying that pearce can NOT enforce LAWS without his bias, bigotry etc. etc.

He's a racist, a filthy fucking racist. Nothing more.

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

 @housefrau99 illegal immigrants created by Pearce and the prison profiteers for $$'s to build new prisons by the private prison corporations. Arizona does NOT need new prisons. So a handful can profit handsomely, vulnerable people and the taxpayers will be left footing the bill and their lives at risk for serious harm. What happened to the "compassionate conservatives" Bush said the GOP was?  We were fooled once -- not any more.

GreenHornet
GreenHornet

 @housefrau99 That's because Fischer is a kiss-ass who thought Pearce was gonna win the recall. 

 

Fischer was wrong about the recall, and he was wrong about Pearce being a racist. Duh. Pearce is a POS bigot. Evidence: JT Ready, 1070, and the racist emails. Case closed.

MesaMan
MesaMan

 @TheFurror And what's wrong with Mormons? Mia Love in Utah may take great offense at being called a Nazi.

wachaleman
wachaleman

@MesaMan GO to hell "history boy", we're doing that to the U.S. if you're not allready 1/2 or 3/4 Mexican you or someone in your family will soon be. White, black, oriental doesn't matter. We don't need to rape your women we just look at them and they're pregnant. BOO-YA!

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

 @MesaMan The extreme right brought out the opposite. Do you expect people to be steamrolled and destroyed and not respond? You brought this on yourselves. Bush's failed two-terms brought you Obama (for those who "hate" Obama, you have only yourselves to thank.

KevininPHX
KevininPHX

 @MesaMan Wow, really?  In spite of all the evidence that Pearce is just a lying, racist, extremist, knucklehead, you still are going to come on here, spouting nonsense in defense of him.  Seriously, pick someone else.  This guy is so toasted, there's nothing that can be done, except throw it out, and grab a new piece of bread.

GreenHornet
GreenHornet

 @MesaMan Off topic, moron. Go kiss your own hand, or something lower on ur person.

MesaMan
MesaMan

 @wachaleman  @MesaMan Talk about a joke on your part. The poor Mexicans In Mexico don't have the balls to fight for their rights there or is it they're afraid of the (Hispanic) White there? 

MesaMan
MesaMan

 @truthseekeraz What are you talking about: Americans citizens or illegal aliens? The latter NEED to be taken out by any (legal) means. 

MesaMan
MesaMan

 @KevininPHX Just be careful what you wish for: with Pearce out, his replacement may be more vigorous where cracking down on illegal aliens and La Raza is concerned. Yes; racism is indeed growing against stereotypical Hispanic people (and those who look the part of any race/ethnicity) because of the antics of La Raza. Those demanding amnesty rallies back in 2006 were bone headed at best because they woke up the American people to the scourge of illegal aliens. 

MesaMan
MesaMan

 @SUTTER77 Answer my question please.  Since you have to resort to personal attacks against me, just admit you've lost your case. 

SUTTER77
SUTTER77

@MesaMan OMG!!! Is this statement even real? Go back and read some of your previous racist comments and derogatory names. Do you actually think that everyone on this board is too stupid to see through you? You are as transparent as scotch tape. I have dealt with people like you for over three decades, do you think you are something new or undiscovered?

 

MesaMan
MesaMan

 @SUTTER77 Answer my question please. YOU accuse me of being a racist: I suggest you post up some proof, otherwise, go play elsewhere. I'm starting to think you're a pathological liar or at least one who believe's his own BS.

SUTTER77
SUTTER77

 @MesaMan RIGHT, in my lifetime, I have won no less than a dozen court cases based on my testimony regarding discrimination and racism in the workplace, and some racist troll from Mesa is going to checkmate me during a conversation about what he perceives to be “illegal aliens” LMAO!!! Dream on. Maybe Russell could use one more goof in his camp. it wouldn’t hurt you to check, or are you already there?

 

“The pigeon is only going to knock over all the pieces, crap on the board and strut around like it’s victorious.”

 

MesaMan
MesaMan

 @SUTTER77 If discussing ILLEGAL aliens: of course I'm a racist assuming that illegals were a race. Well; to spell it out to you--------------there's NO illegal alien race.  So; the proof is on YOU to prove I'm a racist. 

 

Just admit it: you're nothing more than an insulting Troll when YOU'VE been checkmated in an argument. 

 

 

SUTTER77
SUTTER77

 @MesaMan I'm not veiling anything, you have already exposed yourself as a POS racist. Do you think it's a secret? 

 

But in response to the last comment let me see if I understand the logic beyond you’re thinking.

 

Person # 1 tries to teach something to person # 2

Person # 2 is too dumb to absorb the truth.

Person # 1 has just lost an argument because person # 2 is still dumb.

 

LMAO!!! Thanks for proving that my pigeon theory is correct.

“The pigeon is only going to knock over all the pieces, crap on the board and strut around like it’s victorious.”

 

MesaMan
MesaMan

 @SUTTER77 It's OK for you to admit you lost this argument since you have to stoop to barely veiled racist insults. It's quite obvious. 

SUTTER77
SUTTER77

@MesaMan There is no argument to win,

People like you are totally insignificant in the scheme of things. The wheels of justice are turning and you’re side is getting crushed a little more every day. That’s where I concentrate all of my energy and effort. Arguing with people who have no say or no power to stop or change anything is futile. I will respond to comments and attempt to let people like you know how ignorant and misinformed they are, but it seldom does any good. You can’t teach a hog to read the Sunday paper. Now go back inside of your trailer and stare at your Joe Arpaio poster and stew in your haltered while I laugh at you a bit more. Have a nice day.

 

MesaMan
MesaMan

 @SUTTER77 LMAO! YOU'RE the one who's frustrated that you can't win this argument. 

 

SUTTER77
SUTTER77

@MesaMan

Arguing with a racist redneck is like playing chess with a pigeon. No matter how good you are at chess, the pigeon is only going to knock over all the pieces, crap on the board and strut around like it’s victorious. As I said, There is a cure for the disease that you have, it's called getting an education.

 

MesaMan
MesaMan

 @SUTTER77 Irrelevant; under US law I'm an American. The ONLY reason there are even any American Indians left is because it was Euros who conquered them; had the victors been other Indians, I can safely say that aside for women of childbearing age and some of their kids; the defeated tribe would have been slaughtered. 

SUTTER77
SUTTER77

 @MesaMan If you don't have a tribal card, you are nothing more than the decendent of illegal European alien invaders. Call yourself what you wish. There is a cure for the disease that you have, it's called getting an education.

 

MesaMan
MesaMan

 @SUTTER77 I'm an American: born and raised here to TWO US citizens? Can YOU make that claim or are you either a DREAMie or an Anchor Baby?Don't pull that ' the Indians were here first' because they treated each other quite badly before 1492. 

SUTTER77
SUTTER77

 @MesaMan  Then pack a suitcase, move out of your trailer and head back to Europe where you belong. It's called self deportation, or in your case 'Hillbilliy exodus'

 

MesaMan
MesaMan

 @truthseekeraz I call BS on that: remember those stupid illegal alien 'rights' marches back in 2006? Well; that pissed off a lot of people, even American Hispanics, to the point that nothing short of mass deportations of illegals will soothe things back down.

MesaMan
MesaMan

 @WhiteGuy I DON'T like any illegal alien-----------regardless of race/ethnicity. I want them all deported from the USA.

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

 @MesaMan Pearce brought on La Raza, the hatred and self-destruction going on in the once fine state of Arizona.

jimnbubba
jimnbubba

 @WhiteGuy Well White guy ,in Az their 99 % and AZ is what I'm concerned with first, the rest of the country can clean up their own back yards

WhiteGuy
WhiteGuy

 @jimnbubba The "Scourge of illegal aliens"? Only about 50% of illegal aliens in this country are of Mexican origin. Does anybody believe for a minute these people have a problem with the white ones?

 
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