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Dem Govs Angry At Obama Amnesty Push

From a flabbergasted New York Times:

Governors Voice Grave Concerns on Immigration


July 11, 2010

BOSTON — 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.”

How can ‘amnesty’ be “such a toxic subject”? Mr. Obama and the rest of the Democrat leadership constantly inform us that everyone wants amnesty for the millions of illegals in our midst — and the sooner the better.

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…

Ms. Brewer said she and Ms. Napolitano did not discuss the current lawsuit. Instead, in a conversation she described as cordial, they discussed Arizona’s request for more National Guard troops along the border with Mexico, as well as other resources.

Perhaps Governor Brewer was afraid to bring up the subject of the lawsuit, lest she be cuffed and jailed.

The Democrats’ meeting provided a window on tensions between the White House and states over the suit, which the Justice Department filed last week in federal court in Phoenix. Nineteen Democratic governors are either leaving office or seeking re-election this year, and Republicans see those seats as crucial to swaying the 2012 presidential race

You see, according to the New York Times, governorships have no real value except only insofar as they can sway Presidential elections. Otherwise, they are about as important to them as tractor pulls.

“I might have chosen both a different tack and a different time,” said Gov. Bill Ritter Jr. of Colorado, a Democrat who was facing a tough fight for re-election and pulled out of the race earlier this year. “This is an issue that divides us politically, and I’m hopeful that their strategy doesn’t do that in a way that makes it more difficult for candidates to get elected, particularly in the West.”

The White House would not directly respond to reports of complaints from some Democratic governors

Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico praised the Justice Department’s lawsuit, saying his fellow Democrats’ concerns were “misguided.”

“Policy-wise it makes sense,” said Mr. Richardson, who is Hispanic and who leaves office this year on term limits, “and Obama is popular with Hispanic voters and this is going to be a popular move with them nationally.”

Gov. Martin O’Malley of Maryland — a Democrat who voiced apprehension about the lawsuit in the private meeting, according to the two governors who requested anonymity — said in an interview that he supported it

But Mr. Bredesen said that in Tennessee, where the governor’s race will be tight this year, Democratic candidates were already on the defensive about the federal health care overhaul, and the suit against Arizona further weakened them. In Tennessee, he said, Democratic candidates are already “disavowing” the immigration lawsuit.

“Maybe you do that when you’re strong,” he said of the suit, “and not when there’s an election looming out there.”

Notice that the only governors who defended Mr. Obama’s amnesty plans were not facing re-election this year. As usual, the closer we get to election day, the harder the Democrats try to hide their real agenda.

But don’t worry, on November 3, 2010, they will be back to their usual voter-defying selves.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, July 12th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

10 Responses to “Dem Govs Angry At Obama Amnesty Push”

  1. wardmama4 says:

    Much like the RNC apparently the DNC doesn’t listen to anyone either – and we all know that the Thug Administration is governing against the will of the People. NOvember should be interesting, as ACORN has been exposed for the fraud it is. I have to wonder how the Dems are going to steal this election?

    I no longer care if you are as po’d at the Rs, Is and all other political characters as you are at the Ds – Get Out and Vote and vote for anyone not a D. Even a slow death or move to socialism is better than what we have going on now. As there will be a line that this Poser in Chief will cross from which the only return is a violent civil war – let us stop it before we reach that point. And let the first shot be with them on the left (you know, the anti-war, peace loving LIARS).

    God Help America.

  2. Petronius says:

    Our master in Washington knows what is best for us.

    Master takes care of us now. The master would never hurt us.

    The idea that governments derive their authority from the consent of the people is dangerous nonsense. It must not be allowed to take root here in America.

    Who knows where such reckless notions might lead?

  3. proreason says:

    Let’s abolish governors.

    Our fuhrer has more than enough time to govern the states as well as our lives.

    Heck, let’s abolish states. What purpose do they serve anyway when we have Harvard graduates managing our health, diets and thoughts.

  4. Right of the People says:

    “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.”

    They don’t give a flying F**k about the legality of the Arizona law and that the same thing could happen to their states only that it might mess up THEIR chance at staying in power and getting all that great graft.

  5. finebammer59 says:

    hello, everyone. newbie here. hope i can keep up.

    my favorite line from the piece:

    “There are 535 members of Congress,” said Gov. Brian Schweitzer of Montana, a Democrat. “Certainly somebody back there can chew gum and hold the basketball at the same time.”

    hold a basketball??? (as opposed to a golf club)



    they’re listenin’ to jimmy but are they hearin’ him???

    • Steve says:

      Welcome, FB!

    • wardmama4 says:

      fb59 – maybe -“Certainly somebody back there can chew gum and hold the basketball at the same time.” – this is the real problem – the people elected to ‘represent’ us should be 1) personally taking calls & reading letters/emails from their constituents and 2) reading each and every word of the legislation they vote on.

      It would 1) slow down the rate these liars & thieves are cheating We The People and 2) actually force them to DO THEIR JOBS.

      Hey, I can dream, can’t I – that is still legal in America?!?

  6. Rusty Shackleford says:

    To me, it was quite clear and obvious that this administration thinks of itself as the sole controlling entity in the country. As in: a dictatorship.

    For, when the federal government aligns itself against one state in this manner, no states are safe. And, given that the Arizona law is a mirror of the federal law, then there is something much more sinister afoot. A usurpation of states rights in this way sets a precedent for the eradication of same, which in the long run would allow for serious gun control and financial manipulation the likes of which have never been seen since Soviet times.

    Hopefully, our system is still intact enough to let justice prevail and that the federal government will be found to have no say whatsoever in this law. As it stands, at least one other state passed such a law in the 1990’s and it was California. But nobody talks about that now, do they? And enforcement of such laws is key. Since the feds won’t do it under the lame excuse that “it’s too hard” and they “don’t have the personnel” (Hello? People need jobs…these would be federal jobs that are actually WORTH something), then the states have the right to protect their citizens and their property.

    The handwriting on the wall, put there by the democrats in charge, is now easy to read by any who care to take the time.

    • proreason says:

      Yes. They attack ANY power base they don’t control.

      States are just the latest example. Another obvious one is business.

      But don’t forget the judiciary and local law enforcement.

      Of course, Fox News and talk radio is another obvious one.

      And the attack on Tea Parties is also obvious

      And in a less obvious way, all of their policies are anti-family, and anti religious.

      Then look at what they DON’T ATTACK. Unions, educators, bureaucrats, Black Panthers, queers, common criminals, lawyers, enemies of the country, terrorists. Of those 9 groups, 5 are overtly criminal. The others are simply exploiters and con artists.

      And there hasn’t been an administration since FDR that has attacked any domestic groups whatsoever. Until criminals lied and bribed there way into power.

      This isn’t going to end well.

  7. hushpuppy says:

    The Fraudster in Chief really has it in for his ‘enemies’ (read: lovers of truth, the Constitution and all that’s good and great about America)…

    …and he made his feelings known early on regarding Fox News and Limbaugh. Now he’s added Glenn Beck to his sights. Limbaugh and Beck talk about it all the time; and Beck has commented quite a number of times that (he) ‘isn’t depressed’, ‘and the brakes on my car works fine’.

    The Dems think the only way to ‘deal with’ the truth speaking media is to try to shut them down by way of the ‘Fairness Doctrine’.

    And you’re right, this can’t possibly end well… with The One being, having practiced and mastered taqqiya (excellent link by the way), what’s to actually stop him from permitting an invasion – literally – on American soil by all those other “moose limbs” nations who arse he can’t get enough of kissing.

    Paranoia? No. Just extrapolating from what we’ve all seen of him to date.

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