Monday, July 12, 2010

Democratic governors find the administration’s immigration lawsuit “toxic”

The Obama administration’s lawsuit against Arizona’s illegal immigration law isn’t sitting pretty with a lot of Democratic governors. 
New York Times: In a private meeting with White House officials this weekend, Democratic governors voiced deep anxiety about the Obama administration’s suit against Arizona’s new immigration law, worrying that it could cost a vulnerable Democratic Party in the fall elections.
While the weak economy dominated the official agenda at the summer meeting here of the National Governors Association, concern over immigration policy pervaded the closed-door session between Democratic governors and White House officials and simmered throughout the three-day event.
At the Democrats’ meeting on Saturday, some governors bemoaned the timing of the Justice Department lawsuit, according to two governors who spoke anonymously because the discussion was private.
“Universally the governors are saying, ‘We’ve got to talk about jobs,’ ” Gov. Phil Bredesen of Tennessee, a Democrat, said in an interview. “And all of a sudden we have immigration going on.”
He added, “It is such a toxic subject, such an important time for Democrats.”
The administration seemed to be taking a carrot-and-stick approach on Sunday. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, in town to give the governors a classified national security briefing, met one-on-one with Jan Brewer, the Republican who succeeded her as governor of Arizona and ardently supports the immigration law.
About the same time as that meeting, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said on a taped Sunday talk show that the Justice Department could bring yet another lawsuit against Arizona if there is evidence that the immigration law leads to racial profiling.
The administration is working on its own agenda. That agenda has nothing to do with what is actually going on with the nation. Jobs, the economy and our national debt are crying out for attention, yet this administration is only focused on creating everlasting leftwing change and nothing more.

With five months to go before a new Congress takes over, I expect this administration to do everything and anything to foist their agenda down our throats and damn the concerns of everyone including the Democrat Party. 

This is why it is beyond crucial that when Republicans take over, they stand firm against “hope and change”. None of that silly compromise nonsense and no running like cowards at the first sign on demonizing.


Reed said...

You know what's really pathetic, is that these Democrat governors aren't implying, but stating, that they're more concerned about holding office that about the rule of law.

Anonymous said...

Its nothing but the old Chicago brand of politics. Suck up to Hispanic groups with weal immigration policy and let in more Hispanics across the border. then compromise the census. Who cares about 2010, the administration cares only about reelecting the anointed one in 2012. Watch the dem Governors jump ship in the next few months. All about holding office, Reed, or about enforcing that rule of law that says how one becomes a citizen and who votes?

Marian said...

"The administration is working on its own agenda. That agenda has nothing to do with what is actually going on with the nation... this administration is only focused on creating everlasting leftwing change and nothing more."
Sounds like even democrat politicians concerned only about re-election are having their eyes open just a tiny bit. One can hope.
It has been hopeful to see some democrats opening their eyes and trying to blow the whistle on election fraud and intimidation in their own party since it was used against them in the primary. Have you seen the Gigi Gaston documentary "We Will Not Be Silenced" on youtube?

Anonymous said...

Did you hear about the flop of a protest they had against Gov. Brewer and Arizona in Boston? Only a couple hundred showed up and the stalwart politicians went to their hiding spots. Hard to get a good, angry mob going when all the impressionable college kids go home for the summer.

Janelle said...

Whatever their motivations are after a couple of years, move them in and out. Public service was never intended to be a career. This isn't difficult....they do not do for "us", they represent us, not any party or ideology.

Angie Lee said...

Wonder how brown Granholm's nose is now, having finished stuffing it in places in the WH it doesn't belong.

Mike Cox, MI AG, filed a brief in support of AZ's immigration law. No comments yet from Jenny's office... I don't expect anything good out of her, especially after her blubbering "he can't do that without my permission" when Cox filed suit re: Obamacare.

I think she's just bent cuz she's term limited (thank GOD, we couldn't survive another year of her, let alone FOUR, 1,000,000+ jobs lost since she took office), Cox is making a run for the office - and R's polling favorably in DEEP BLUE MICHIGAN. With any luck we can get rid of Stabenow in 2012, and we might actually have a fighting chance before we're amputated and sold to Canada.

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