I thought Obama joining Mexican President Felipe Calderon in bashing Arizona was bad enough, but today’s spectacle in Congress takes the cake. Democrats squeal whenever the right accuses them of being American haters, but when you see them spring to their feet to applaud that lying hypocrite Calderon what else can you conclude?
Thankfully some Republicans spoke up about Calderon’s BS, Orin Hatch said:
“It’s inappropriate for a head of state to question our laws, especially when the state of Arizona only acted in the best interest of its citizens and with the support of seventy percent of its people,” said Hatch in a statement.
“The state of Arizona is stepping in where the federal government has failed,” said Hatch. “It is trying to stop waves of illegal immigrants, many of whom are dangerous gang members and drug and human traffickers, from crossing into its communities."
Hatch could have been much for forceful here. There is little need to sugar coat Calderon’s lies and hypocrisy. I guess we will have to wait for a female Republican to say what needs to be said.
What I don’t understand about the Democrat’s continued stance against Arizona’s law is that it is a political loser. Just today, Rasmussen has released a new poll showing that Arizonans have increased their support for the law from 67% to 71%. Even nationally, the majority of Americans support what Arizona is doing.
Fox News: A Fox News poll finds 65 percent of American voters think states should have right to make their own immigration laws and protect their borders “if they believe the federal government has failed to act,” while 32 percent disagree. Moreover, a 52 percent majority favors their own state passing a bill similar to Arizona’s new immigration law. Some 31 percent would oppose it and another 18 percent is unsure…
The key provisions of Arizona’s immigration law receive significant support. Over two-thirds (65 percent) favor allowing local authorities to question anyone who they think may be in the country illegally, while 76 percent favor allowing local officials to detain anyone who cannot prove their immigration status.
Rasmussen also found that most Americans blame Mexico for our immigration woes and think compensation is in order:
Obama and President Felipe Calderon of Mexico denounced the Arizona law at a joint White House press conference yesterday. But most Americans don’t believe Mexico wants to stop the illegal flow of its citizens into this country and think America’s southern neighbor should be asked to compensate U.S. taxpayers for costs incurred by illegal immigration.
So why are Democrats taking their stance. With numbers like these on such a hot button issue, even winning the Hispanic vote won’t save them.
Via: The Hill
Via: Fox News