Beauprez accuses Obama of dumping undocumented immigrants in Arizona for political revenge

(This is pretty gross. – Promoted by Colorado Pols)

Bob Beauprez.

Bob Beauprez.

Undocumented children are literally dying along the U.S. border, in the desert, and radio-host Mike Rosen and gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez are accusing Obama of dumping undocumented kids in Arizona, as a form of political revenge against Arizona governor Jan Brewer:

ROSEN: You suppose that there could be any spiteful motivations on President Obama’s part for dumping a lot of those unaccompanied—

BEAUPREZ: (sarcastically) Surely not. You’re not that cynical, are you?

ROSEN: — teenage immigrants into the state of Arizona because he doesn’t like [Republican Governor] Jan Brewer?

BEAUPREZ: [laughing loudly] Yeah, it’s perhaps more than coincidental.

ROSEN: Hmmmm. Hmmm

It's moments like this when you wish SuperTalker from above would float into the KOA studios, bop Rosen on the head, and say, "Shut up, Mike. And you, Bob, want to be governor? What kind of governor makes ugly and bizarre accusations, like this, based on no evidence at all. And you're laughing about it, at the expense of the poorest, most vulnerable kids? It doesn't get much worse."

Then SuperTalker would tell KOA listeners that he's placed Rosen in timeout for a few days and asked him to think about whether it would be right, on any planet, to say such things, as kids are caught in the immigration nightmare that we've created.

Here's the story, as told by the Associated Press, of an 11-year-old Guatemalan boy, Gilberto Ramos, whose decomposing body was found in Texas.

He was born and grew up in San Jose Las Flores in a modest wood and sheet-metal home in the Cuchumatanes mountains of Huehuetenango province along the Mexico border. At 6,600 feet above sea level, the exuberant beauty of peaks and canyons are in stark contrast to the extreme poverty. There is no running or potable water and only a latrine. There is food, tortillas or wheat atole, an oatmeal-like drink, but never enough.

The cluster of homes where Gilberto lived is accessible only by foot along a rocky and often muddy mile-long path, which took 45 minutes in the canyons and mud to traverse on Tuesday. Gilberto walked that path each way to school, where he went as far as third grade before dropping out…

Short, quiet and humble, he stayed close to home. But he grew despairing and bored, Esbin Ramos said. Their mother grew sicker. The older brother suggested Gilberto come to Chicago, where he could return to school and work at night and on weekends.

So while children like Gilberto (but who survive) are being caught along the border, the Obama Administration is trying to deal with the situation humanely, by sending them to immigration courts different states, obviously not just Jan Brewer's Arizona. Obama is trying to work with Congress, because doing nothing isn't an option.

And this is what we get on talk radio?

Let's hope Rosen, who's actually more thoughtful than some of his talk-radio colleagues, didn't think through just how sad it all is.

18 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Gray in Mountains says:

    thanx Jason. It is one thing, a very important thing, that Rosen and Beauprez ae spewing such poison. Without you most would never know what is being said on Right Wing Toxic Radio

  2. Ralphie says:

    I dunno, Gray.  Dwyer would tell us.  Still glad to have Jason on the team.

  3. CaninesCanines says:

    "Fencegate" rather than "Bridgegate"? It sounds like an ideological "affinity scam" they're pulling on listeners.

    This does absolutely zero to promote Beauprez as a moderate on anything. But if that's what it takes to energize the base, well whatever…

  4. DavieDavie says:

    The fact that Beauprez think this is a laughing matter is the true measure of his character.  Does anyone really believe he cares about anything but himself and his friends?

  5. mamajama55mamajama55 says:

    I think its time for another letter writing' callin in campaign for KOA's Mike Rosen show. Cue the conservative outrage over my impinging on their "freedom of speech".


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  6. davebarnesdavebarnes says:

    That's it. I will never buy a car from Rosen.

    • mamajama55mamajama55 says:

      So let Rosen know you won't buy a car from him and why.

      • DaninDenDaninDen says:

         Another Time capsule: Shortly after the 2000 elections, giddy days for rethugs, Mikey wrote a piece for the Rocky News (I once looked for it their archives after the closing, never found it) Prof Rosen warned against the peril of budget surpluses (pesky varmints!!) This began the beginning of another “two Santa Claus” cycle, where conservatives run up the debt, then complain incessantly about debt in their out of office years.

         Mikey went on to personally invest with a now jailed Wall St Bernie Madoff.

  7. FrankUnderwood says:

    He probably just said this to get people to stop talking about his 47% remark……

    • horseshit GOP front grouphorseshit GOP front group says:

      Bob has already given enough stupid crap for a whole campaign cycle to completely bury himself, and its freaking July.  God help this dumb soul come November…

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