As NewsBusters previously reported, comedian George Lopez went on a vulgarity-laden rant against Arizona's tough anti-illegal immigration Sheriff Joe Arpaio on HBO Saturday.
On Sunday, during an interview with ABC's Phoenix affiliate, Arpaio challenged his attacker saying, "Get some guts, come down here and meet me face to face. Let's see how you act then" (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):
After looking at the clip for the first time on a cellphone, Arpaio said, “What is he spokesman for the open border people?"
"I was surprised at this type of language," Arpaio added. "It’s pretty nasty."
"I guess a lot of people cheered when he bad-mouthed me, right?” the sheriff asked. “I'm sure they're not going to vote for me, but evidently they like what this guy is saying. They must like the F-word, because everything was the F-word.”
Arpaio then issued a challenge to his attacker.
"Get some guts, come down here and meet me face to face. Let's see how you act then."
Something tells me the tough-talking comedian doesn't have the nerve.
Comedian George Lopez went on a vulgarity-laden rant during his HBO special Saturday night claiming presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney "ain't going to get" the Latino vote because he's "a f--king Latino and he won't admit it."
Lopez also had numerous f-bombs for Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio (video follows with transcript and commentary, serious vulgarity warning):
GEORGE LOPEZ: Mitt Romney wants the Latino vote. He ain't going to get it. He ain't going to get it. And you know why? Because Mitt Romney is a f--king Latino and he won't admit it. His father was born in Chihuahua, Mexico. Mitt Romney is a Chicano. But he won’t admit it. “I am not. I am Danish. I am French.”
If you want our vote puto, come out of the closet. Get a hair net and lean back and say ole…His father, his grandfather went to Mexico to create a Mormon colony. That don't sit good with Mexicans when you want six wives to get twelve kids. F--king Latinos can have one wife and get twelve kids. Don't f--king cheat.
For the record, "puto" is Spanish for male prostitute. In Mexico it's used for cowards and traitors.
Nice thing to call the presumptive Republican presidential candidate. But I digress:
LOPEZ: Obama is the closest thing to a Latino that we have. Barack. Everybody wants to see his birth certificate too.
Of course, nothing but kind words for America's so-called first Latino president. What would you expect?
From there, it was on to Arpaio:
LOPEZ: And while we’re at it Sheriff Joe in Arizona – f--k you you f--king puto. How about that? F--k you. You fat mother f--ker. F--k you. I said I was going to talk some s--t. F--k you Sheriff Joe you f--king puto. F--k you. F--k you.
And the audience ate it up like it was fine caviar.
This is what you get on HBO these days. And people pay for it.
It's a grave new world, isn't it?