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Arpaio: 'My Tents Are Like Hilton Hotels'

If you want a nasty opinion of brown kids on your broadcast to fraidy-cat viewers, Sheriff Joe Arpaio is just the guy.

The clips oozing out of Fox News this week have been more foul than usual. The stench of white entitlement is almost more than I can stand.

If you want to be hateful and xenophobic, the best person to bring on for that could be Joe Arpaio, King of Arizona. Here, Arpaio helpfully claims that his tent prisons for Mexican immigrants are way better than the tents holding the Central American children at the border.

Not only that, but he's here to inform all quaking Fox News viewers that these kids are just drug mules anyway. At least, the ones who aren't a public health threat.

What really has Arpaio steamed, though, is that he's still under investigation for how he treats his prisoners. At one point, he told Cavuto his tents "are like Hilton hotels compared to where they've got [refugee children] now."

That was just before he made the call to militarize the border. I guess these conservatives worry about employment for former Blackwater employees or something.

The icing on Arpaio's cake was his endorsement of Rick Perry, the only Republican primary candidate in 2012 to defend immigration reform. I'm still scratching my head over that one.

This border crisis really has conservatives squirming, doesn't it?

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