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Republicans Slam Obama for Suing Arizona
Human Events ^ | 07/06/2010 | Connie Hair

Posted on 07/06/2010 3:50:38 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo

Congressional Republicans are issuing stinging rebukes of President Obama’s decision to sue the State of Arizona for enforcing the law. A sampling from the leadership and the two Arizona senators.

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement Tuesday regarding the lawsuit filed against Arizona by the federal government:

“Suing the people of Arizona for attempting to do a job the federal government has utterly failed to execute will not help secure our borders. If the President wants to make real progress on this issue, he can do so by taking amnesty off the table and focus his efforts on border and interior security.

“It is long past time for this administration to prioritize solving a crisis over imposing an agenda and the first step is to recognize that attorneys and amnesty are not acceptable alternatives to border security and job creation.”

House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement today following the Obama Administration’s decision to sue the state of Arizona for enforcing its immigration laws:

“The violence on America’s border is out of control, and the federal government isn't doing its job. The people of Arizona have a right to enforce their own laws, especially if the federal government is failing to live up to its responsibilities. The federal government shouldn’t be suing Arizona – it should be helping Arizona, and other states, to stop the crime and lawlessness along the border.

“States have a right and a responsibility to ensure order and the safety of their citizens

(Excerpt) Read more at humanevents.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; US: Arizona; US: Ohio; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; arizona; immigrationreform; lawsuit; ohio; texas

1 posted on 07/06/2010 3:50:40 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo
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To: Bad~Rodeo

A winning issue here, Republicans. Don’t screw the pooch.


2 posted on 07/06/2010 3:52:11 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Bad~Rodeo

This is treason.


3 posted on 07/06/2010 3:52:26 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

He needs slamming. In fact in needs to be put out of office.


4 posted on 07/06/2010 3:54:38 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Bad~Rodeo

Urkle’s theory that immigration is strictly a federal issue may be correct but local police powers remain with the states. Thus, there should be plenty of authority for states to address this problem. Plus, the fedgov could be sued for not enforcing the laws already on the books. So this could become a nice little p!ssing match.


5 posted on 07/06/2010 3:58:08 PM PDT by arrogantsob
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To: Bad~Rodeo

That’s two Republicans out of how many. They should all be standing shoulder to shoulder in a press conference objecting to the suit filed against Arizona.

I did not see that press conference. Anyone else see it?


6 posted on 07/06/2010 3:58:25 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience.)
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To: Huskrrrr
Republicans. Don’t screw the pooch.

waiting for Lindsey Graham to up and say something stupid ......

7 posted on 07/06/2010 3:58:40 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Bad~Rodeo

The DOJ suing Arizona is simply a diversion from the ongoing destruction of the Gulf of Mexico.


8 posted on 07/06/2010 4:01:11 PM PDT by ILS21R (A 200 year supply of oil... in Alaska....right now)
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To: gunsequalfreedom
They should all be standing shoulder to shoulder in a press conference objecting to the suit filed against Arizona

Especially with mid-terms around the corner

9 posted on 07/06/2010 4:01:43 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (INTEGRATE or VACATE: BoycottMexicoNow.com)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

Krauthammer was surprised the lawsuit wasn’t about civil rights. I am too. I thought that was everyone was so up in arms over.


10 posted on 07/06/2010 4:02:22 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ( VIVA la SB 1070!)
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To: Huskrrrr

You know they will!


11 posted on 07/06/2010 4:04:31 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: ILS21R

And Christian Adam’s testimony TODAY.


12 posted on 07/06/2010 4:06:50 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator

That too.


13 posted on 07/06/2010 4:10:20 PM PDT by ILS21R (A 200 year supply of oil... in Alaska....right now)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Yep, afraid so.


14 posted on 07/06/2010 4:11:03 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: digger48

Only if his lips move ... ;-)


15 posted on 07/06/2010 4:12:54 PM PDT by doc1019 (Martyrdom is a great thing, until it is your turn.)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

Our economy is going down the crapper and the administration only cares about letting illegals off the hook?


16 posted on 07/06/2010 4:14:54 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Tzimisce

Now think about this for a minute. Who has gained jobs since Obama took office?

Clue: Obama just filed another lawsuit!

LAWYERS!!!


17 posted on 07/06/2010 4:25:18 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Argue from the Constitution: Initialpoints.net)
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To: Bad~Rodeo
The media/Democrat Party onslaught over the next three weeks is going to be something to behold. By the end of July, Jan Brewer will be a card-carrying Neo-Nazi Skinhead Klansman with hair.

Let's see how many Republicans run away from her and hide under the bed. "Mommy mommy, I'm not a racist, Mommy!"

18 posted on 07/06/2010 4:28:13 PM PDT by FlyVet
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To: Bad~Rodeo
Suing a state for wanting to protect its citizens...what a waste of taxpayer's money to boot. Let alone all the other things wrong with this recent treason of Obama and his crooked cronies in Congress. And, Obama saying the border is just too big to protect is absolutely stupid and 100% opposite of what a president is sworn to do...protect our borders and citizens.

Imagine, next they will say there is no reason to have our military, our rockets, or any defenses for our country, because it is just too big...and the borders too vast. Obama would let any enemy come in and take over. He is such a wuss...he cannot stand up to protect anything but himself. Then he gets forceful and defensive. Ever notice...he can only speak out against FOX or Glenn Beck, LOL, but not against our enemies or illegal immigration, or terrorists. What a little, little milque toast of a man.

19 posted on 07/06/2010 4:28:27 PM PDT by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

Those in D.C. who refuse to follow the law to maintain do so for no other reason than to remain in power illegally.

In addition to punishment for not following the law and deporting the invaders, DUh-bama and his fellow LIEberal traitors should be impeached and promptly imprisoned for not building the fence...it’s in the law too.


20 posted on 07/06/2010 4:38:11 PM PDT by RasterMaster (The only way to open a LIEberal mind is with a brick!)
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To: Loud Mime
"LAWYERS!!!"

Makes think of the old joke about about 'what do you call a couple of dozen lawyers buried up to their chin on a beach, just before high tide?"

21 posted on 07/06/2010 5:05:09 PM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: ILS21R

I suppose the Obamabuga admin will be suggesting contingency plans for evacuating Arizona soon due to the massive leak at the border


22 posted on 07/06/2010 5:31:52 PM PDT by KTM rider ( ..........tell me this really isn't happening ! !)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

As the government sues itself, maybe the courtroom will have mirrors up so they can watch themselves sue themselves.


23 posted on 07/06/2010 5:47:08 PM PDT by Hillbillary (I know how to deal with Communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: FrdmLvr
Apparently the justice department has been unable to substantiate the racial-profiling allegation. Now they're focusing on the Supremacy Clause in the U.S. Constitution.

The Supremacy Clause says federal laws power over state laws. Article 6, clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution that states that laws made "under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution or laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding."

24 posted on 07/06/2010 5:55:07 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (INTEGRATE or VACATE: BoycottMexicoNow.com)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...
Thanks Bad~Rodeo. related/additional:
25 posted on 07/06/2010 6:24:55 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: arrogantsob; All
Urkle’s theory that immigration is strictly a federal issue may be correct but local police powers remain with the states.

Actually, the Constitution only specifies that Congress provide for a uniform rule of naturalization. If you include penalties for illegal entry under this, Congress has specified that it is against the law to be in the country illegally.

Nowhere in the Constitution is it specified that anyone in the government can decide not to enforce the law. In fact, the Supremacy Clause, states that the Constitution [and the laws passed that support it] are the supreme law of the land. All government officials, judges, and States are obligated to follow it. The current law specifies penalties for illegal entry into the country.

The 10th Amendment specifies that anything not specifically reserved to the government by the Constitution [nor specifically prohibited to the states by the Constitution] is reserved to the States or the People. Law enforcement is not specifically reserved to the government and the States are bound by the Supremacy Clause to follow federal law. And the 10th Amendment allows the States to do it ...

26 posted on 07/06/2010 10:02:51 PM PDT by Lmo56
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To: Bad~Rodeo

So NOW the obambi boyz, are suing a State for enforcing laws against illegal acts? Maybe Arizona should make murder legal too, that way they won’t be sued by obambi for that.


27 posted on 07/06/2010 10:57:08 PM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: FlyVet
"Mommy mommy, I'm not a racist, Mommy!"

Thank you for the post of the day. I remember some years back when I was telling others on this board that the pubbies are liberal lite. I got hammered. In this thread alone, many are now calling them for what they are, "p*ssies" and/or "turncoats".

Reminder: I didn't leave the Republican Party; they left me.

Bet they blow this one, also. If not, I will eat crow, and happily do so.

Thank you for serving.
Aviation Gator Sailor

28 posted on 07/07/2010 12:21:10 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath Is Forever!)
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To: gunsequalfreedom
"That’s two Republicans out of how many. They should all be standing shoulder to shoulder in a press conference objecting to the suit filed against Arizona."

Don't hold your breath for the party of girly-men to stand tall.

29 posted on 07/07/2010 12:23:36 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath Is Forever!)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

The border states’ most important function is controlling the border. For that purpose, they should receive federal funding much like they do for maintaining an interstate highway. Such funding and assistance should be what it takes to do the job.


30 posted on 07/07/2010 5:12:35 AM PDT by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Fabian Socialism.)
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To: digger48
waiting for Lindsey Graham to up and say something stupid ......

And you KNOW that's going to happen... probably even now, he's getting that peculiar, irritating look on his face.

31 posted on 07/07/2010 6:02:46 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: harpu
'what do you call a couple of dozen lawyers buried up to their chin on a beach, just before high tide?"

Not nearly enough!

32 posted on 07/07/2010 6:04:47 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: harpu
'what do you call a couple of dozen lawyers buried up to their chin on a beach, just before high tide?"

A GOOD START!!

33 posted on 07/07/2010 6:50:13 AM PDT by gwilhelm56 (The one thing we learn from history is .. People REFUSE to Learn from History!!)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

He can start by unequivocally denouncing “La Raza “.


34 posted on 07/07/2010 11:55:02 AM PDT by Inwoodian
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