Tuesday, April 27, 2010

How many standards...

...will there be here?

An Arizona congressman urged the Obama administration not to cooperate when illegal immigrants are picked up by local police if a tough new state immigration law survives legal challenges.
U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva, a Democrat, and civil rights activists spoke on Sunday to thousands of people gathered at the state Capitol and called on President Barack Obama to fight the law, promising to march in the streets and invite arrest by refusing to comply.
"We're going to overturn this unjust and racist law, and then we're going to overturn the power structure that created this unjust, racist law," Grijalva said.
We see Rep. Grijalva going on and on about this law and overturning it, but we see not word one from him here about coming up with a better alternative to the law that would still protect the citizens of Arizona from the depredations of illegal border-crossers. I guess the congressman doesn't really care about them, which shows he really doesn't care about the oath he took either. Were I a family member of Rob Krentz (the rancher killed by drug smugglers on HIS property), I would be doing everything I could to see to it that Grijalva was ousted from office. I wonder how many of those halfwits doing things like telling the tea partiers to come up with a balanced budget are going to go to the folks in the Arizona Legislature and Congress who oppose this bill and tell them to stop wasting time flinging word vomit and come up with a better alternative. I'd guess it won't be many, considering they apparently don't understand the jobs of elected officials.

Another couple of points to ponder: Mexican flags being sold? Exactly where do these people's allegiances lie? If not with the United States, then what the hell are they doing here? And how about the "overturn(ing) the power structure" remark? How does Rep. Grijalva propose doing this? Imagine that comment coming out of the mouth of a tea partier. Or Mike Vanderboegh. How would that be spun in the media? And why is it not even treated as an aside here?