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Posted on 07/12/2010 6:03:35 PM PDT by Kaslin
Illegal Immigration: Democratic governors warn of an apocalyptic November if the administration pursues its war on Arizona. They fear defeat by people who want jobs, not "comprehensive immigration reform."
The main topics at the National Governors Association's summer meeting were supposed to be jobs and the economy. Instead, the buzz was about immigration and the political consequences of Washington's mindless suing of a sovereign state for daring to enforce federal immigration law.
"Universally the governors are saying, 'We've got to talk about jobs,'" Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen, a Democrat, said. "And all of a sudden we have immigration going on." He added, "It is such a toxic subject, such an important time for Democrats." It's no time, they feel, to be suing Arizona for protecting its border with Mexico and its citizens from drug cartels, things most Americans support.
"I might have chosen both a different tack and a different time," said Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter, another Democrat who saw the political writing on the wall and opted not to seek re-election. "This is an issue that divides us politically, and I'm hopeful their strategy doesn't do that in a way that makes it more difficult for candidates to get elected, particularly in the West."
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson defended the Justice Department's lawsuit and admitted its political motivation. "Policywise it makes sense," says the term-limited Democrat, "and Obama is popular with Hispanic voters, and this is going to ... move them nationally."
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Illegal immigrants, just stealing the jobs Americans used to have, and for less money to boot. What could go wrong.
Not that stopping AZ’s efforts is bad for national security or anything like that... not that the Southwest is being overrun by invaders and cartels from Mexico... no, not about THAT... it’s about their political careers.
God forbid we expect democrats to support national security. That would be so unfair.
I wonder even if the GOP wins big in November if it will matter or have we lost already to the anarchists who will loot the rich via huge deficits and the coming giant tax increases
As his trousers fell to the ground he attempted to step forward only to fall off the stage onto a concrete floor.
Such foolish thoughts quickly drifted out of his mind and he became, as before, just as ignorant as the others.
Can`t the States file a lawsuit against the Feds for failure to enforce Federal immigration laws and causing harm to their citizens and tax payers?