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.
Via: The New York Times