Thursday, July 29, 2010

Arizona immigration law blocked by judge in temporary victory for Obama.

The Obama administration has achieved a temporary success in their battle against Arizona's new racist anti-immigration law.

Judge Susan Bolton granted a preliminary injunction which prevents implementation of two main elements of the legislation: the requirement that police determine the immigration status of people they arrest or question should they suspect them of being illegal, and the part of the new law that would make it a state crime for a foreigner to be in Arizona without registration papers.

The injunction will hold, Bolton said, until the courts have considered a lawsuit against Arizona by the federal government that seeks permanently to block the new law on the grounds that it is unconstitutional.

The temporary and partial reprieve marks success, in the short term at least, of attempts by the Obama administration to maintain federal control of immigration policy, against efforts by states, led by Arizona, to take the matter into their own hands. Several states have expressed support for Arizona's legislation that was due to come into effect today.

This will be the cue for right wing commentators everywhere to go bat shit crazy.
Come November, this particular moment of happiness is going to smack him again. For now, he just doesn’t realize that this injunction he thinks is in his favor isn’t going to work out as he would have liked. That hasn’t stopped the left from celebrating, but they won’t be happy for long.
The strangest thing about right wingers is that they always imagine that their prejudices are universally felt and that electoral disaster will befall any regime which dares to oppose them.

It's this same mindset which allows the Tea Party protesters to imagine that an election which produced Obama was somehow an aberration and that the country must instantly be experiencing buyers remorse, which is why they take to the streets demanding "their" country back.

It's why for weeks after the election we were constantly being told that the United States was "a centre right country" and the Democrats might have won, but they must govern as if the Republicans had won.

Of course the opposite applies to the Republicans according to right wing "logic", as they must be pushed ever further to the right.

Our job this year as conservatives is to put some distance between us and the left. In doing so, it is our job to push the Senate Republican to the right. Every inch counts when dealing with 100 senators and 40 or 50 Republicans.

Every inch.

You see, you can be too left wing in "a centre right country", but there appears to be no such thing as too right wing.

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Montana said...

“House Bill 2013” and “SB1070”

0 = Arizona
2 = USA/ Our Constitution/ We the People of the United States

This month of July 2010, our U.S. Federal courts have found the so called State of Arizona hate filled legislation namely “House Bill 2013” and “SB1070” Un-constitution (So much for the intellect of Jan Brewer, “Did you read the bills you signed?”). But we all know that they will go crying to the Supreme Court of the United States, please, please, please go. We will fight you in Arizona, any other state, and yes in Washington DC. We will not tire, we will not be silent and we will persevere, I promise you.

In my opinion the Republican Party has been taken over the most extreme of clans; the Baggers, Birthers and Blowhards (people who love to push their beliefs and hate on others while trying to take away the rights of those they just hate) and that’s who they need to extract from their party if they real want to win in November. Good Luck, because as they said in WACO, “We Ain’t Coming Out”.

It’s all about politics: Jan Brewer you were never elected to be Governor, but you have no problem trying to get elected on the back of undocumented workers, you loser (sure you may win but the long-term effects to your so called State is just beginning). Here is a partial list of your hate filled legislation;

1. S.B. 1070,
2. House Bill 2013
3. No permit conceal weapons law,
4. The famous Birthers law,
5. Banning Ethnic studies law,
6. Banning human-animal hybrid (aren’t most GOPers crossed with the Reptilian race?)
or are they just giving Laurence Gonzales, some great promotion material for his new book “Lucy”.

7. Could she be behind the Mural in Prescott, Arizona, ordered to be whiten,
8. On deck to pass, no citizenship to babies born to undocumented workers,

9. If she can read she should look up Arizona’s House Bill 2779 from two years ago (which was un-constitution and failed when legally challenged),
10. The boycotted Martin Luther King Day, what idiots don’t want another holiday? Yes, you guessed it Arizona.

Well Arizona, you can keep boycotting new holidays, passing hate filled legislation and the rest of our country will continue to challenge you in court of law and Boycott your so-called state.

Lets face it, no one can real believe anything that comes out of Brewer’s mouth, in an interview, this year, in an attempt to gain sympathy, she first said her father had died in Germany fighting the Nazi in World War II (which ended 1945) but of course we find out the truth that father was never in Germany and died in California in 1955. But we are suppose to believe everything else she says, right!

As they say in the World Cup: Gooooooooal!

Steel Phoenix said...

Actually, if you go far enough to the right, you run into people like me who oppose the law on the grounds that it oversteps the government's right to detain people without evidence.

This is one of those rare cases where I think a state has overstepped it's authority in relation to the federal government. The feds have failed to enforce their current laws, Az got that much right, but if the states decide immigration law for themselves, then the federal government loses all control over it's own citizenship, to whom its laws, taxes, etc. apply, and thus ceases to exist in any useful fashion. If the feds don't enforce immigration law, and it causes economic ruin in border states, then what recourse do those states have? I'd say the states have the right to enforce the laws if the feds don't, but not to change them.

Kel said...

I agree SP that Arizona can't trump the Federal government when it comes to immigration policy.

As you say, they have the right - I would say duty - to enforce the law, but they can make up laws of their own. It's just not their business.