Democrat Governors Question Obama & Holder’s Timing on Arizona Immigration Law Suit, a “Toxic Subject” … Voice Concerns on Upcoming Midterms
Now the Obama White House has the Democrat Governors questioning them. Can this Administration get anything right? Obama’s suing of Arizona over their immigration law was described as a ”toxic subject.”
Democrat Governors met with Obama White House officials over the weekend and discussed their deep concerns over the fact that the Obama DOJ was suing Arizona over their new Immigration law. Democrat Governors both publicly and under anonymity expressed their grave concerns as to the timing of the law suits and how this could adversely affect the 2010 midterm elections. The speculation was that the House would flip Republican and with a miracle 10 win pick up for the GOP, they could take back the US Senate. Now it appears thanks to Obama, the Democrats could face a political slaughter in the governor races this Fall as well.
Democrat Governors worried that WE THE PEOPLE understand the term “ILLEGAL” immigration
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.”
Why do they feel that immigration is a toxic subject for Democrats in 2010? According to recent Rasmussen polling, 56% oppose the Justice Department challenge of the Arizona law; while 61% favor a similar law in their own state. According to a recent Gallup poll, 50% to 33% Americans say they oppose the federal lawsuit seeking to block the law from going into effect. Even a recent CBS poll shows that a majority of Americans agree that the Arizona law suit is fair. 68% of Americans are opposed to a boycott of Arizona over the immigration law.
Barack Obama promised during his first State of the Union speech that JOBS would be his number one priority. Yet Obama has made other agenda items more important, this time its an immigration lawsuit and the topic of “comprehensive immigration reform” when there is no discussion on the table. The American people think Obama is failing miserably with jobs and the economy. It would appear the Democrat Governors are concerned as well.
With illegal immigration such a “toxic subject” in the minds of Democrat Governors, what does Barack Obama do? He doubles down and has AG Eric Holder go out on the Sunday talk shows and floats the trial balloon that there may be a second federal law suit against Arizona and their immigration law based on racial profiling. They will stop at nothing, no matter how damaging to the US and the rule of law.
However, Holder said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” that the federal government was leading with its “strongest” argument in the suit filed Tuesday and would not rule out a second suit months down the road — if the law ends up going into effect.
“It doesn’t mean that if the law for whatever reason happened to go into effect, that six months from now, a year from now, we might not look at the impact the law has had … and see whether or not there has been that racial profiling impact,” Holder said. “If that was the case, we would have the tools and we would bring suit on that basis.”
The LEFT used to criticize GWB about his rigid ideology, I wonder if they feel the same as Barack Hussein Obama once again in strong opposition and against the will of the people, thumbs his nose at WE THE PEOPLE and his own Democrat Senators.