...election year politics
One of the worst kept secrets in Washington is now confirmed and out in the open - the Obama White House has filed suit in federal court against Arizona over it's new immigration law.
Of course it's ridiculous. Of course it's amazing. Of course it's awful. But when it comes right down to it, it's about politics - which doesn't make it any better, or easier to take, but there it is.
The fact of the matter is that we're now about four months out from Election Day, and Obama and the Democrats are tanking big time in the polls. He/they desperately need to rally the base, and Hispanics are a big part of that base. And many of them have been none too happy with how he's put other issues ahead of what "comprehensive immigration reform", (AKA, amnesty).
In the middle of all of that, along comes Arizona looking to do what it can to enforce it's southern border and reduce the flow of illegals into that state. Granted, it's popular in Arizona. It's even popular nationally, especially since most people understand the federal government isn't even close to doing it's job when it comes to protecting the border. But it's also really unpopular with major segments of the Democrat base, which makes Obama see it as a political necessity.
The nation is spellbound, as it watches the monumental struggle between puny mankind and elemental natural forces at 5,000 feet beneath the ocean. This is an environmental disaster of the first rank and no one will argue that, but while you, as concerned citizens, are focused on the Gulf coast, guess what your US Senate was doing?
They’re scheming to steal your liberties and give them to illegal aliens. Charles (Chuck) Schumer and Majority Leader Harry Reid on the Senate side and Luis Gutierrez, (D) Ill. and Solomon Ortiz, (D) Texas for the House side. The two proposed bills graphically illustrate just exactly what the leftists are really all about. For elected representatives to embrace and foster this decidedly self-serving and onerous legislation is, in my opinion, tantamount to a direct assault and contravention of our Constitution. These people should be investigated, as well as their ties to leftist illegal alien supporters and those who thrive from the illegal alien trade.
This legislation is rife with such cute alien incentives such as free automatic social security. Hey, gee whiz citizens, where’s our free anything? Silly me, it takes mucho dinero to keep those aliens here, in our schools, in our hospitals and last, but certainly not least, in our jails and prisons. read more »