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Dems To Obstruct If SCOTUS Upholds AZ Law

From a cheering Washington Post:

Democrats plan to force vote on Arizona immigration law if it’s upheld by court

By Rosalind S. Helderman, Published: April 23

Senate Democrats are making plans to force a floor vote on legislation that would invalidate Arizona’s controversial immigration statute if the Supreme Court upholds the law this summer.

Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) will announce the fallback legislation at a hearing on the Arizona law Tuesday, a day before the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in a suit to determine whether Arizona had the authority to enact the 2010 state crackdown.

It sounds like Mr. Obama is not the only Democrat who believes he can intimidate the Supreme Court.

The legislation would have little chance of passing in a stalemated Senate or being approved by a GOP-held House, but it would allow Democrats to push their electoral advantage with Latino voters just as the presidential campaign heats up in July.

The plan is to allow Democrats a route to express displeasure with the Arizona law if the court allows it to stand, and it would force Republicans to take a clear position on the law during the height of the presidential campaign. The immigration law is deeply unpopular with Latino voters, who could be key to the outcome of the presidential and Senate races in several Western states.

“If the court upholds the Arizona law, Congress can make it clear that what Arizona is doing goes beyond what the federal government and what Congress ever intended,” Schumer said in an interview.

That is, Schumer is claiming that Congress never meant for their immigration laws to be enforced.

He called the Arizona law an “assault on the domain of the federal government” that Congress will need to address if the court allows it to stand.

Note that Mr. Schumer is calling the enforcement of federal laws an "assault on the federal government." He is that crazy venal.

As chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on immigration, Schumer will hold a hearing Tuesday on the impact of the Arizona law. The state senator who wrote the statute will appear, as will opponents of the law. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R), the law’s chief proponent, was invited but declined to attend…

Oh, good. A show trial.

Schumer said he believes the court will side with the federal government. But if it does not, he will propose a new law requiring federal approval for new state immigration laws, essentially blocking implementation of Arizona’s law and others like it that have passed elsewhere

If the Arizona law is upheld, won’t Mr. Schumer and his friends be obstructing justice? — Wait, they are Democrats. Laws mean nothing to them.

And, of course, like everything the Democrats have been doing for the last few years, Schumer’s proposed legislation is all for show. It has no chance of being enacted. He is just trying to whip up the base.

They know they have to divide to conquer.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, April 24th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Dems To Obstruct If SCOTUS Upholds AZ Law”

  1. GetBackJack

    And a covey of Republicans will be flushed from the weeds and join them ….

    • JohnMG

      Don’t think so this time, Jack. The best way for Republicans to handle this charade would be to point out the three co-equal branches of government and how Democrats are advocating ignoring settled law as a matter of convenience. Also, mentioning at every opportunity the violation of the oath of office for failure to uphold the laws might play well.

      These should be universal talking points, prefacing every spoken response.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      What we have heeeerre….is ‘failure to communicate’. ” That is, the republicans are blindly ignorant of the fact that the national socialists are ignoring constitutional law simply because they believe it’s wrong.

      In other words, take two baseball teams. One plays by the established rules, the other does not because they think the rules are “archaic and need to change with the times” like, giving all the gay players a home run advantage before the start of the game or…hispanic and black players get spotted at least three runs before the start of the game because they are so disadvantaged.

      They proceed to do this and the team that plays by the rules loses. The umpires don’t see a problem with it because they agree with the basic premise and the booth announcers run cover for all the crappy playing that the unruly team actually does.

      This is our state-of-affairs right now. Perhaps the biggest factor in all of it is some form of guilt. The national socialists guilt the rest into doing it their way which is always the wrong way because to adhere to the rules and apply them equally to everyone is “mean” and “unfair”. Now, where have I heard that? Sounds like the cries of children in my youth…which continued into my adulthood. The funny thing is though, when the ones who play by the rules cry foul, the other side then engages in telling them, “You’re just whining because you didn’t get your way. You’re going to be punished for that and you’re going to have to accept it.” (Ask me how I know.)

      Our entire society is actively engage in appeasing the gays, the minorities, the illegal immigrants, the criminals, the LOSERS because the WINNERS are “mean” and “insensitive”.

  2. AcornsRNutz

    Chuck, ol’ pal, if you think the states infringing federal authority is what’s at stake here, you’re dead right. If you think that’s somehow a problem in the constitutional republic of the USA, you’re dead wrong.

    All you fed level professional politicians had better start gettinghte impression that you can no longer rule, that you are not royalty, and that we the states and people can restrict you in any damn way we please.

  3. Astravogel

    Looks like the Schumer has really hit the fan…

  4. Petronius

    Why not pass a Federal law that outlaws all State laws that provide for the enforcement of laws?

    And if the States don’t like it why not bomb them back to the stone age, as we did in Libya and Serbia?

    Every white Liberal always prefers the interests of illegal aliens, strangers, foreigners, and enemies over the interests of his fellow countrymen.

    Liberalism truly is a lunatic ideology.

    And to think that this ideology forms the basis for the education of our young.




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