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VIDEO: Rev. Al schools AZ sheriff who calls Obama a dictator, vows to defy new gun safety laws

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Hey kids! Remember the AZ co-chair of the Mitt Romney campaign who stepped down after allegations of a relationship with a male Mexican immigrant? He's ba-a-ack...

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Sheriff Paul Babeu didn't' stand a chance. Rev. Al made mincemeat of this poor slob when he defiantly, and stupidly, tried to fall back on right wing talking points about President Obama supposedly trampling the Constitution by legally proposing gun safety strategies and legally issuing executive orders.

Watch, listen, and learn. The Rev saved his best lines for last.

Excerpts:

Rev. Al:

"An officer of the law who refuses to carry out the law. Interesting."

"What gives you the authority... to decide what's constitutional?"

"You're not a Supreme Court justice are you?"

Babeu:

"These are not lawful anything."

"The president should not... with a wave of the hand, say this is what we're going to do."

Rev. Al:

"You said you would be the decider of what is constitutional. What gives you the authority?"

Babeu:

"I have to enforce the law.... whether I agree with them or not. These are not laws."

Rev. Al:

"Tell me how these orders violate constitutional freedom."

Babeu:

"They don't specifically." But more laws are bad blahblahblah.

Rev. Al:

"But you're talking your opinion, sheriff. You're not telling me how it violates constitutional law."

"So you're gonna decide...?"

Babeu:

"Not at all. That's his authority..."

Rev. Al:

"It's not alright if it's something you disagree with? And you hide behind it's unconstitutional?"

Babeu:

 "The most important person in the land is that of private citizen [sic]..."

Rev. Al:

"Tell me where he has in your opinion made an executive action that is unconstitutional."

Babeu:

"He doesn't in those 23."

Rev. Al:

"You accused the president of acting like a king and a dictator... but you say he didn't do it."

Babeu:

"He talks about what he plans for legislation..."

Rev. Al:

"Ooooh, so legislation! So you mean now you're not talking about exec action. You mean if he proposes legislation that is voted by the Congress, you're going to defy the very laws that Congress may vote on?"

Babeu:

"Not at all."

Rev Al:

"You just said... Legislation means it goes before the Congress. That's what legislation is."

Babeu:

Blahblahblah Fast and Furious, hypocrisy blahblah.

Rev Al:

"Wait a minute. You're trying to go Fast and Furious away from the issue! You just admitted that he is proposing legislation which is the antithesis to him being a king or dictator..."

"I can only assume you did this... to get some attention..."

"You started by saying you're going to defy unconstitutionality that you can't establish. And you're the sheriff! People actually depend on you to protect them!"

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AZ co-chair of Mitt Romney campaign stepping down after allegations of a relationship with a male Mexican immigrant

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VIDEO ADDED:

Livewire is reporting that the Arizona co-chair of Willard Romney's campaign is resigning after these allegations first reported by the Phoenix New Times:

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu — who became the face of Arizona border security nationally after he started stridently opposing illegal immigration — threatened his Mexican ex-lover with deportation when the man refused to promise never to disclose their years-long relationship, the former boyfriend and his lawyer tell New Times.

Yes, another gay Republican's hypocrisy comes to light, and right smack in the middle of Romney's campaign.

Talking Points Memo has details, including this:

They were apparently together during Babeu’s fast rise to becoming a national figure in the fight against illegal immigration. The sheriff first burst onto the national stage in 2010 when he appeared alongside Arizona Sen. John McCain (R) in a now-famous television ad, calling on the federal government to complete “the danged fence” along the US-Mexican border.

Now he'll have to deal with this "danged" scandal.

ADDED: Lizz Winstead just tweeted:

"I guess his penis didn't look illegal."

UPDATE via Livewire: Babeu: "I Am Gay", But Charges "Completely False" and "Everything that I understand is that he's absolutely in legal status."

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