In Arizona, a legislative attempt to crack down on undocumented immigrations has spurred protests and counter-protests, with the governor there weighing a bill that allows authorities to check the documents of anyone suspected of being an illegal immigration.Never mind the stunning Federalista arrogance of Prez Twit's statement. What strikes me is: we're supposed to believe that the guy who puts an American citizen on his we-don't-need-no-stinking-trial assassination list is all scandalized about the possibility of a little profiling in Arizona? Or could it be that he's just wanting to be sure to take every opportunity to ingratiate himself with his base? Including, of course, that part of his base which might be characterized by a little dorsal dampness.
"Our failure to act responsibly at the federal level will only open the door to irresponsibility by others," Obama said. "And that includes, for example, the recent efforts in Arizona, which threatened to undermine basic notions of fairness that we cherish as Americans, as well as the trust between police and their communities that is so crucial to keeping us safe."
The president said he had instructed his administration "to closely monitor the situation'' in Arizona and "examine the civil rights and other implications" of the Arizona legislation. It points to the need for federal legislation, the president said.
"But if we continue to fail to act at a federal level, we will continue to see misguided efforts opening up around the country," Obama said.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
The O'Bomber says it's highly unAmerican for cops in Arizona to be asking people who look to be Mexican if they're in Arizona legally or not: