So I assume you’ve heard the news that the Obama Administration is going to file suit in Federal Court against the State of Arizona over SB1070. Gotta protect those Federal prerogatives and all that stuff. Or whatever.
Well, by way of some background, we have five Democrat Congress Critters in AZ. One is Raul SomethingOrAnother who is THE most liberal Critter in DC and will represent his District in Tucson until we have Global Warming related snow storms in the high desert in July. One is Ed Pastor who’s been in Congress since Barry Goldwater was just a nature photographer and is good at bringing home the tacos. If he can figure out a way to live forever, he’ll be in Congress forever. And then there are the other three. One is Harry Mitchell who beat JD Hayworth in 06 because the people in CD05 were sick of listening to JD whine. Then there’s the two ladies. One represents a reasonably “moderate” district around Tucson and the other snuck in when our R Critter got indicted. All three of those districts should be reliably Republican. Hence the following from The Hill…
Rep. Harry Mitchell (D-Ariz.) on Monday sent a sharply worded letter to President Barack Obama urging him not to sue.
“I believe your administration’s time, efforts and resources would be much better spent securing the border and fixing our broken immigration system,” the two-term congressman wrote in the letter. “Arizonans are tired of the grandstanding, and tired of waiting for help from Washington. … [A] lawsuit won’t solve the problem. It won’t secure the border, and it won’t fix our broken immigration system.”
“Congresswoman Giffords wants more federal agents on the Arizona border, not federal lawyers in court arguing with state lawyers about a law that will do nothing to increase public safety in the communities she represents,” C.J. Karamargin, a spokesman for the congresswoman, told The Hill.
Kirkpatrick likewise said the administration should focus on border security.
“I am calling on the president and the attorney general to abandon preparations for a lawsuit against Arizona, and to recommit to finding a national solution to fixing this national problem,” the freshman lawmaker said in a statement released Monday. “The administration should focus on working with Arizona to put together a long-term strategy to secure our borders and reform our immigration policy. … The time for talk is over, and the time for action is here.”
Oh, and did I mention that the Democratic Party in Arizona is about as well organized as the Obama White House but not so well funded and…
Another way the suit could be problematic for Arizona Democrats: It could make it more complicated for them to appear with Obama at a fundraiser or campaign with him in-state.
The White House declined to comment for this story, but noted that Obama has no upcoming trips to Arizona planned at the moment.
Hey, The O is going to Vegas to party and insure Harry Reid’s defeat right? He could stop off in Phoenix on the way…
Oh, and I can’t let this opportunity pass to note that Democrats think we’re all racists.
Critics [that would be pandering, racialist Democrats, thank you] have said the bill promotes racial profiling, but polls have shown the law to be popular — a Rasmussen Reports survey in April found that 70 percent of likely voters in Arizona approve of the legislation, while just 23 percent oppose it.
Bring it on BoyPres™ bring it on. I want those three seats back.