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Arpaio Feels Discriminated Against!

Just in case you haven’t reached your recommended daily allowance of irony, let me fill your cup to the brim. Fascist Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio is upset because people are discriminating against him because of his advanced age, as if that’s the reason he’s being so strongly criticized.

Arpaio, who turns 81 next week, slammed his detractors in an interview with KSAV TV for calling his suitability for office into question on the basis of his age.

“I get very angry at people out there throwing my age out now,” Arpaio said of his critics. “Last resort they have to throw my age out there and that’s disgusting.”…

“It’s an insult to all senior citizens, to criticize and make fun of someone’s age,” Arpaio said. “I’ve been a poster boy for illegal immigration. I’m gonna be a poster boy this time around for all the senior citizens out there with discrimination against them.”

A brilliant bit of distraction, casting himself as the hero of one group rather than the oppressor of another (or many others). The issue is not his age; he was unfit for office in his 20s too. Gosh Joe, you feel the sting of discrimination? How about that.

Comments

  1. Alverant says

    It’s only discrimination when it affects him personally. Otherwise it’s just common sense profiling.

  2. John Pieret says

    Damn, not only did that do in my Mark CCX irony meter, the mall where I bought it is now a smoking ruin. Just how is it possible for any thing approaching a human being to be so self-unaware?

  3. edmundog says

    Not really a ‘last resort’. More like ‘one of fifty concurrent resorts’.

  4. D. C. Sessions says

    I think everyone should be checked for irony overdose toxicity. I’m informed that irony overdose is the most common toxic exposure on the Internet, so don’t take chances.

  5. vmanis1 says

    This new oppressor/hater strategy of whining about how the person is oppressed and hated doesn’t seem to be going over well, in the sense that it helps the jackass’s supporters feel persecuted, but it apparently persuades nobody else. Tony Pervertkins keeps trying it on for size, and nobody outside the wingnutosphere ever seems to pick it up.

  6. says

    Joe, buddy; the only diffurnce between then and now is that you used to be a younger xenophobic, homophobic, thieving, mendacious, racist, RWA piece-of-shit. Pro-tip: “Old” is the one thing that you CAN’T do anything about*.

    * It will be better, imo, when “dead” is the condition that you can’t do anything about.

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