I wonder why it is that GOP politicos always run to Fox News after passing controversial legislation which generates a public backlash. "Why is everyone picking on me?" It just rips my heart apart.
Megyn Kelly, in an interview with AZ Gov. Jan Brewer, asked her what she thought of the three states, with two pending, that have banned official trips to Arizona on account of the new "Show Me Your Papers" law.
Brewer whined, "It is thoughtless and harmful to innocent people. It is wrong."
Maybe I didn't hear this right. Listen to this load of hypocrisy and tell me if I'm wrong. I really wouldn't mind being wrong in this case.
Are you thinking what I'm thinking? What about the innocent people who just happened to be born with brown skin? Aren't they receiving "thoughtless and harmful" treatment?" I don't see them running to Fox with big ole crocodile tears.
Brewer further said:
You know Arizona has been under terrorist attacks, if you will, with all of this illegal immigration that has been taking place on our very porous border. . . .
CrooksandLiars looks at the death of an Arizona rancher by an alleged scout for the drug cartel and Fox's contribution to the hysteria by falsely and consistently claiming his death was due to an illegal immigrant.
With statistics from Media Matters, the drop in crime from 2006 2007 and 2008 -- the most recent year from which data are available -- is the greatest since 1983.
I am not diminishing the need for immigration reform but this prohibitively costly and unconstitutional law is not the way to go about it. Worse, but not surprisingly, for the right to blame President Obama for the the lack of reform is factually wrong but typical of people who do not let facts stand in their way.
Particularly egregious has been Sen. John McCain who ducked the issue until 2005 when he and the late Senator Edward Kennedy co-sponsored an immigration reform bill but failed to get out of committee..
The bill, which combined amnesty, guest worker, and border security programs, served as a template for similar bipartisan legislation attempts in 2006 and 2007, none of which succeeded after coming under pressure from all sides of the immigration debate.
McCain fell silent again, but it is Obama's fault we don't have an immigration bill.