12 July 2010

Obama's Asshattery Continues

As if this news wasn't bad enough, the Obama administration announced that it's only the beginning of the Federal government's intrusion into state rights.
The Justice Department hasn't ruled out filing a second lawsuit challenging Arizona's immigration law if evidence shows racial profiling at work, Attorney General Eric Holder says.
Ignore the fact that the Arizona law specifically states that law enforcement is not permitted to racially profile. Still, Holder believes Arizona is way off base with this new law.
"The Arizona statute, if you look at the guts of it, really puts in place a whole variety of things that are inconsistent with what we have decided to do as a federal government," Holder said.
Of course the Arizona statute is inconsistent with things the Federal government has decided to do ... which would be nothing at all. The fact that Arizona has been forced to do something due to the Fed's inaction should force Holder (or someone) to re-evaluate the Federal government's response to the immigration problem. Instead, they all chose to bury their heads in the sand. That's right, they've decided to follow The Clancy Doctrine.

At least other state governors are alarmed at the Federal response to Arizona.
Democratic governors expressed "grave" concerns to White House officials this weekend about the Obama administration's suit against Arizona's new immigration law [...]
Thank the gods that some people in authority in this country find this toxic. Way to stick up for Arizona, people.
[...] warning it could cost the party in crucial elections this fall, The New York Times reported late Sunday.
Oh. I'm sorry. I thought for one moment there that you were more concerned about the precedent being set here. I mean, If Obama's Federal government could step all over state rights, wouldn't you think that (maybe, perhaps) a future, enterprising Republican Federal government might think they could do the same? I guess not.

At least the Justice Department is pursuing cases with merit, right?


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