I mentioned over the weekend that it doesn’t bother me in the least that Pinal County (AZ) Sheriff Paul Babeu is gay. What bothered me is the delight the Stalinist left takes in outing Republicans, and the media’s allegations that Babeu may have threatened his “illegal alien” ex-boyfriend with deportation, which would have been both impossible as a matter of legal authority, and an abuse of power if he did make such a threat.
Yes, well, the progressive narrative is much less than than they implied, as “Jose” has been in this country legally for years, making the changes look trumped up as a political hatchet job hatched with the help of a bitter ex.
The liberal Arizona media apparently knew Babeu was “the bad gay” (Republican) for some time, but lacked an excuse to run the hit piece they hoped would destroy him politically for months. Jose, the bitter ex who now seems to be in a bit of legal hot water of his own for illegally taking control of Babeu’s campaign web site and Twitter feed, was just a convenient excuse to trumpet the news of Babeu’s sexuality. Why?
Babeu has been hammering President Obama for years on his lax stance on illegal immigration, and more recently, on the murder-dependent gun-running plot Operation Fast and Furious. I wouldn’t be surprised at all to find out that the President’s own dirty tricks team attempted to bring down Babeu, just as they did Jack Ryan many years ago. They must have hoped they’d defeat Babeu this congressional run, tarnish his reputation, and then defeat him for Sheriff, silencing one of the President’s most outspoken conservative critics.
It’s the Chicago Way.