Monday, July 12, 2010

What Do You Think About This?

Governors Voice Grave Concerns on Immigration

BOSTON — 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.”

Do you think they're right?

This obviously was an attempt by Obama to garner a larger share of the Hispanic vote. At least one poll has (in Colorado) has shown Hispanic support for the Arizona law.

Beyond the Hispanic vote, there is overwhelming support for the law in every poll done. Keep in mind also that the polls showing support include Hispanics and liberals and still show an overwhelming support for it.

So, is this a winner or loser for the Dems?

Is this a statement of fear form the Dem Governors? Is it fear that it will be their job that will be lost?


LL said...

barack hussein obama and his regime are seen by the public as supporting the laws they agree with and setting aside those laws they don't. Immigration is one example, the refusal (as a matter of policy) for DOJ to prosecute black people simply because they're black, etc. create a mood in the country where they don't trust the regime.

Jobs are another issue. If the Democrats were smart, they'd use what's left of the stimulus money to fund loans to small businesses. That's the quickest way to put Americans back to work and to stimulate the economy. Unfortunately, their love for government programs (their undoing) has very little impact on the economy besides being expensive for the taxpayers.

Karen Howes said...

Ugh... all they're worried about is elections.

cube said...

I chuckle when I hear people referring to BO's administration as being tone deaf to the wishes of Americans. Make no mistake, they hear us loud and clear. They just don't care what we think or want. BO has an agenda and he's pushing it on us steadily and with vigor every single day.

Even if the GOP makes significant inroads come November, we will still have to worry about lame duck legislators who have nothing to lose by passing the worst atrocities in regards to immigration and cap & trade, and God knows what else, which will be approved by the marxist in chief.

Sam Huntington said...

The underlying problem in this country is that elected officials care more about their electability than they do about what is best for the American people. It cannot be good for this country, or its people, to continue paying for twenty million illegal aliens.

Arizona did the right thing. Why must these Democratic governors even discuss it?

Hayden said...

This is the problem when politicians over-reach and worry only about elections, they shoot themselves in the foot. Good for conservatives that Obama is doing so, IF the American people pay attention.

So we can wonder if Obama is still stuck in campaign mode for himself, not really caring about this November elections and having short sight toward his own re-election efforts.

Mustang said...

I think all governors are sweating the Hispanic vote. I'm not sure I understand why. Personally, if I am running for office, I'd refuse to kiss anyone's ass. If that means I'd lose the election--so be it. Whether a man or a woman, a person has to be able to look at themselves in the mirror without throwing up. It's time we got back to placing a high value on integrity again.

For Hayden: If you love us, you'll try to avoid using the words Obama and reelection in the same sentence.

Chuck said...

LL, if the Democrats were mart we wouldn't be having most of these conversations

Karen, they save a little bit of effort for screwing us too. Let's be fair

Cube, part of this is Obama's narcissism. We are assuming he cares what he does to the Dems with his policies. There is already talk about what the Dems are going to do to us in a lame duck session

Sam, they don't want to do the right thing. They want to create more Dem voters

Hayden, you said it all in one word - IF

Mustang, I don't think it exists in Washington anymore

MK said...

I hope there are enough Americans who will make it a complete loser for the democrats come this november. They've been running roughshod over the wishes of the people for long enough.

Chuck said...

MK, I think they're toast