This past weekend was the Western Conservative Conference in Phoenix, a gathering of people too dumb and extreme to make it at CPAC. That includes the racist, near-fascist former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who promised that if he is elected to the Senate, he’ll go full-on birther again. Because that’s just so relevant now.
n a speech to a small group at the event, which was posted on YouTube by the channel Tru Conservative TV, Arpaio recalled introducing Trump at a campaign rally in 2015 where he spoke about his and Trump’s shared interest in cracking down on immigration and in investigating Obama’s birth certificate. (Trump pardoned Arpaio this summer after he was convicted of contempt of court.)“I talked about another thing that made a little news,” Arpaio said. “I don’t talk about it anymore—until I become the U.S. senator…but that’s something to do with a document. If I ask you guys—I’m a nothing now, but if I was still the sheriff I could ask for your birth certificate.”
“So I’m kind of dropping that right now,” he said, “but I’m going to tell you something: 100 percent we proved that’s a fake document. One hundred.”
Okay, so prove it. It’s been almost five years since Arpaio and his “cold case posse” declared that they had “universe-shattering” information to prove that Obama’s birth certificate was fake, but for some unspecified reasons they had to keep it secret. They keep saying that they have the proof but have never shown even one iota of evidence for their claim. Because it’s all nonsense. And at this point, totally irrelevant. He has beaten this horse into nothing more than a dark spot on the ground, but now he promises to beat it even more.