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AZ-3 GOP candidate Crump gets stumped (VIDEO)

John Shadegg is the current representative from AZ Congressional District 3. He is not running for re-election.

Sam Crump, GOP candidate for AZ-3

Three Sonorans has already covered one of the candidates, Pamela Gorman, who follows in the footsteps of Sarah Palin, and I also included VIDEO of her in that post.

Now we have new video emerging from Dennis Gilman who caught up with Sam Crump, who is running for US Congress in the 86% white district that includes Paradise Valley, and had the following to say:

I caught former State Rep. Sam Crump doing interviews with the media outside Sandra Day O’Connor U.S. Courthouse last week while waiting for the first Lawsuit against SB 1070 to finish. Since KTAR and others lacked the integrity to challenge Crump on his info, I felt obligated to at least try.

Crump boasts he co-sponsored SB 1070 and also is proud of supporting Arizona’s Employer Sanctions law which has cost tax payers almost 6 million dollars and netted only 2 convictions in 3 years. He is now running for Congress in CD3. Like most Republican Politicians he uses fear to motivate people to vote for him and disregards facts about the Arizona border and immigration. So far they’ve misinformed the public on murder, rape, welfare, kidnappings, beheadings, disease and even terrorism. But what disturbs me the most is the lack of respect they show towards human life…..unless it’s one white rancher.

Political opportunists like Russell Pearce, Jan Brewer and others cannot stop exploiting the unsolved murder of Robert Krantz yet never mention the murders of 9 year old Brisenia Flores and her father by Minutemen or the more recent murder of Juan Verela now listed as a hate crime. White privilege is alive and well in Arizona. It has become perfectly acceptable in most circles.

Three Sonorans would like to add that the rancher that was killed may not have been killed by a Mexican immigrant and that it may have even been and American that murdered Krentz. Either way, the FBI and even the conservative CATO institute agree that crime on the American side of the border has not increased in the last decade.

[tnivideo caption=”Sam Crump, candidate for AZ-3, on SB1070″ credit=”Dennis Gilman”]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmw2cvSGrjE

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20 comments on “AZ-3 GOP candidate Crump gets stumped (VIDEO)
  1. On behalf of Republicans throughout Arizona, Three Sonorans, thank you for demagoguing this issue as nakedly as you have. 

    Arizona voters, please please please watch this video, and then ask yourself—was the (cough cough) “reporter” biased in any way?  Also ask yourself if the…er…”reporter” seemed concerned at all about the possibililty of extremists entering this country through a porous border with Mexico.  I saw indifference to that critical concern; did you?

    Republican Party, I nominate “Three Sonorans” as the face of the Democratic Party this election year.  GOP, make “Three” and his fellow muckrackers famous.  Ask every Democratic candidate you can find—especially Mitchell, Fitzpatrick and Giffords—-if they condone the sentments and tone of that ad.  (I’ll bet they won’t).

    I’m guessing that a majority of voters will be turned off by this kind of demagoguery, and (more to the point) will be motivated to vote against its supporters at the polls this November, instead of for them.

    Three, you may be right, but I don’t think you are.  We’ll see in November.

    • You’re welcome 🙂
      As someone without dark-skin, you obvious aren’t afraid of racial profiling or being considered “reasonably suspicious.” Demagoguery is what is running this state, from the immigrants being drug mules to beheading people in the desert… life is pretty much the same as it was, and it’s the right that is afraid… afraid of losing the elections this year!

    • In responding to the “correspondent’s” indifference to the possibility of terrorist sympathizers crossing our border, let’s start here.

      Anthony Placido, assistant administrator for intelligence at the Drug Enforcement Administration, told a House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee in March that the “drug and terrorism nexus” is strongest in the region where the borders of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay meet. He said drugs from this region, which are cheaper than in other hot spots, “can be resold in other countries for large profits desired by those seeking funds to further terrorist activity such as Hezbollah.” 
      He said some drug traffickers in the region have ties to the Lebanese terror group and have since the late 1980s or early 1990s. 
      “There are numerous reports of cocaine proceeds entering the coffers of Islamic Radical Groups such as Hezbollah and Hamas,” he said, calling it “easy revenue” that can be used for terror attacks. 
      An April Congressional Research Service report on drug trafficking in Latin America cited that testimony. 
      A 2006 House Homeland Security Committee report further noted that Hezbollah members have already been caught entering the United States via Mexico, suggesting expanded activity. The report cited as one example the case of Mahmoud Youssef Kourani, the brother of a Hezbollah chief, who in 2005 pleaded guilty to providing material support to Hezbollah after being smuggled across the U.S.-Mexico border and settling in Dearborn, Mich. 
      The report raised red flags about the “dangerous intersection between traditional transnational criminal activities … and more ominous threats to national security.”

      http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/06/25/congresswoman-raises-red-flag-hezbollah-cartel-nexus-border/

      Full disclosure:  This was drawn from a Fox News report, most of which covered a GOP Congresswoman’s call for closer scrutiny of possible Islamist terrorist group activity in Mexico and South America.

      Anticipating an…ahem, less than warm response to citing Fox News as a source, I omitted all of the GOP legislator’s comments, and only included the parts of the article drawn from the comments of federal officials.

      • Here’s a more liberal-friendly source:  MSNBC

        http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17874369/

        CIUDAD DEL ESTE, Paraguay — The Iranian-backed Hezbollah militia has taken root in South America, fostering a well-financed force of Islamist radicals boiling with hatred for the United States and ready to die to prove it, according to militia members, U.S. officials and police agencies across the continent.
        From its Western base in a remote region divided by the borders of Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina known as the Tri-border, or the Triple Frontier, Hezbollah has mined the frustrations of many Muslims among about 25,000 Arab residents whose families immigrated mainly from Lebanon in two waves, after the 1948 Arab-Israeli war and after the 1985 Lebanese civil war.
        An investigation by Telemundo and NBC News has uncovered details of an extensive smuggling network run by Hezbollah, a Shiite Muslim group founded in Lebanon in 1982 that the United States has labeled an international terrorist organization. The operation funnels large sums of money to militia leaders in the Middle East and finances training camps, propaganda operations and bomb attacks in South America, according to U.S. and South American officials.
        U.S. officials fear that poorly patrolled borders and rampant corruption in the Tri-border region could make it easy for Hezbollah terrorists to infiltrate the southern U.S. border. From the largely lawless region, it is easy for potential terrorists, without detection, to book passage to the United States through Brazil and then Mexico simply by posing as tourists.

        • Ok… they might be in South America… which is VERY FAR from the border…
          and then notice the words “US Officials FEAR…”
          Everything after that is hypothetical, or am I missing something Mr. Buckley?

          • Ok… they might be in South America… which is VERY FAR from the border

            So, you’re saying that NO people from South American countries cross through Mexico into Arizona?  ONLY Mexicans do?  WOW—what a relief?  Those prayer rugs the Border Patrol find in the desert from time-to-time must come from…um, Hermosillo?

            …and then notice the words “US Officials FEAR…”

            The last time America didn’t pay proper attention to expressed fears about the possibility of terrorism, we lost three World Trade Center towers (South Tower, North Tower and Tower 7), 20% of the Pentagon and 3000+ people.

            Since 9/11, we’ve done a lot to make Islamist terrorists very, very mad.  (Namely, we’ve killed lots of them.) IMO it stands to reason that they’ll want to strike back at us if they can…which means they might want a way to get into our country.  Like, say, over an unprotected border.

          • what I am saying is that people in the most powerful country with the largest military constantly live in fear…
            Last time we were attacked it was still a domestic attack, the thing took place here, and if memory serves correct Bush allowed only one flight… a one-way ticket for the bin Laden family out of here!
            We are in agreement. There are a lot of people pissed off at us, but we are losing our freedoms (Patriot Act, SB1070) and even Benjamin Franklin said that’s a no no..
            By far the biggest attacks on the US haven’t been from Muslims on 9/11, but by Goldman-Sachs and BP… that’s the true terrorism taking place on our soil…

          • what I am saying is that people in the most powerful country with the largest military constantly live in fear…

            After 9/11, wouldn’t you be a little bit more concerned for your security?  The videographer who “interviewed” Sam Crump didn’t seem too concerned with security.

            Last time we were attacked it was still a domestic attack, the thing took place here,

            Ummmm..what?!!

            Yeah, it was a domestic attack…we live here!  3000+ Americans DIED here last time.   Does it make it any better if the next 9/11 takes place “there” (wherever that is) than “here?”

            What do you mean by “still” a domestic attack?  If a terrorist crosses the Mexican border and sets off a bomb, it will be another domestic attack.  Are you OK with that?

            if memory serves correct Bush allowed only one flight… a one-way ticket for the bin Laden family out of here!

            What does that have to do with members of Islamist terrorist organizations crossing the Mexico border?  I triple-dog-dare you to make a coherent case how the Bush family’s connections to ANY Saudi family relates directly to the issues along the Arizona border.

            By far the biggest attacks on the US haven’t been from Muslims on 9/11, but by Goldman-Sachs and BP

            I’ll meet you halfway here:  if employees of Goldman Sachs and BP try to cross the Arizona border illegally, they should be arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law!

    • Out of curiosity though… what demagoguery are you talking about… I remember the Krentz murder, and then the Pinal DPS officer claiming he was ambushed by a much of illegals, and that led to the current fear along the border (which does include Giffords).
      Then it turned out Krentz might have been killed by an American, and the Pinal officer was lying…
      That’s demagoguery if anything…

      • what demagoguery are you talking about?

        I suspect we’ll have to agree to disagree, but I think the questions you (?) asked in the video, and the on-screen text you put with it, is demagoguery.  

        Forgive me if I don’t take your word for it on the Krentz and Pinal DPS officer issues you cite… 

        • I was digging up some Krentz references for you, and to be honest, no one knows who did it… but there was an American suspect at one time… but either way, it still has not been proven that it was an “illegal” like everyone claimed.
          As for the Pinal officer, here’s just one reference with other references:
          http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/valleyfever/2010/06/state_police_crime_scene_inves.php
           
          The main point is this… we scream bloody murder and everyone is on top of it even if there is no evidence… NO evidence of who killed Krentz and if it was an immigrant…. NO evidence of immigrants shooting Puroll… but it made national news, people were afraid, and even Jan Brewer issued a statement about stopping the illegal immigrant thugs…
          I’ll ask YOU now… where’s the evidence that immigrants were behind any of these two attacks?

          • I’ve no evidence that immigrants were behind either attack.  (Of course, I’ve done no research on the subject either—I only know what I’ve heard in passing on the news).

            I’ll further state that the Arizona border has always been a risky place—riskier, at least, than a typical city.  ALL frontiers are open to an elevated level of risk, because there’s fewer police that are routinely around.  It wouldn’t surprise me to here that border ranching has always been a somewhat-risky business.

            So, I’ll stipulate that (again, if your version of the facts is correct and complete), illegal immigrants may not have been involved.

            The point you’re avoiding…er, missing, is that those two scenarios are quite plausible, because of the large numbers of people crossing into our country, in an uncontrolled manner, from a place (Mexico) which is currently full of very violent and well-armed people.

            IMO drug runners armed with automatic weapons are dangerous.  And, I suspect many voters will agree with me. 

            I encourage those same voters to watch the video you’ve posted, and check out the “la-di-da” attitude of the videographer toward the security issues created by our open border.

            From the linked video: “The Homeland Security doesn’t have any data for that…the Border Patrol doesn’t have any data for that.”

            I’ll stipulate that it’s possible that neither DHS nor Border Patrol (actually, BP is a DHS component) have concrete proof that a terrorist has crossed into our country from Mexico.  (Of course, we didn’t have concrete proof of terrorism on 9/11 until the second WTC Tower was struck. )

            I strongly suspect, though, that the videographer will have trouble finding a DHS source willing to go on record saying that DHS is unconcerned about the potential that an Islamist terrorist could take advantage of the turmoil in Mexico, and the porous nature of the Arizona border, and cross into the United States.

            I dare the videographer to try.

          • Being concerned about a potential attack is much different than having an active warning that we are about to be attacked possibly today.
            We might potentially be attacked be a nuke also from Russia… there’s lots of things to be afraid of.
            The question now is, do we spend half a billion dollars building a fence that doesn’t keep people out, or spend it on other things, like schools.
            To solve this problem you need to address the economic disparity… building a fence won’t keep anyone out. And it’s not all terrorists, drug mules, and beheaders coming in… many are refugees from a drug war…

          • Being concerned about a potential attack is much different than having an active warning that we are about to be attacked possibly today.

            Unfortunately, terrorists don’t call you on the phone and give you a two-hour warning that a bomb is about to go off.    What makes you think we would EVER get such a warning?

            The videographer who shot this video acts as if there’s no rational basis for worrying that Islamist terrorists could cross our border. 

            The question now is, do we spend half a billion dollars building a fence that doesn’t keep people out, or spend it on other things, like schools.
            To solve this problem you need to address the economic disparity… building a fence won’t keep anyone out. And it’s not all terrorists, drug mules, and beheaders coming in… many are refugees from a drug war…

            Too bad the videographer didn’t ask Mr. Crump those questions on air.

          • Three, you’re welcome.  As I said on another blog, I highly recommend your article, Immigrants Are Refugees From Drug Wars, which is front-paged on TC.comIt’s a compelling read.

  2. Ay Mr. Buckley… here’s a news story for you:
    “A US official fears that a bomb may be headed across the border into the US from Mexico. Apparently there is a ‘farm’ where they have lots of manure, but we all know that can be made into bombs. SECURE THE BORDER… RUN FOR YOUR LIVES… AHHH!!!!”

  3. Actually, border patrol has recovered military-style patches on the border – one in Arabic that read “Martyr” and another with a graphic showing planes flying into the World Trade Center.  At a Pinal County jail in April, they counted over 400 people that were caught trying to cross the border.  Only half were from Mexico.  They were holding inmates from Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Egypt, Lebanon and Sudan.

    Here is the article:

    http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_central_southern_az/other/terrorists-crossing-az-border-into-u.s.%3F

    And earlier this month, they caught a Hezbollah operative in Baja California (Tijuana, if I recall).

    Wouldn’t you say that there is evidence and reason for concern?

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