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6/17/2010

Obama’s Promise to Arizona

Filed under: Immigration,Obama — DRJ @ 4:08 pm

[Guest post by DRJ]

Two weeks ago today, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer met with President Obama in the Oval Office. The talked cordially but without reaching an agreement on immigration and the new Arizona law. Afterward, Brewer noted that Obama discussed sending more federal resources to the border:

“Brewer said Obama agreed to send staffers to Arizona “in a couple of weeks” to discuss using more federal resources to tighten the border, including allocating 1,200 National Guard troops and $500 million more in funds for border protection and law enforcement.

“He assured us that the majority of those resources would be coming to Arizona,” Brewer said.”

Apparently that was wishful thinking because it’s been two weeks and all the Obama Administration has done is close a federal wildlife area on the Arizona-Mexico border and make clear its intention to sue Arizona (via Hillary Clinton, who says “everyone” is committed to immigration reform). Everyone is committed if by “everyone” Hillary Clinton means 34% of Americans, because that’s how many people agree with Obama’s views on immigration.

And those resources and staffers Obama said he would send to Arizona? Sounds like they are more likely to be lawyers than security for the border.

– DRJ

29 Responses to “Obama’s Promise to Arizona”

  1. What can anyone say? How many sleepless nights and stomachaches is this guy causing?

    Gov. Brewer sent out an email yesterday with a reminder to Shop Arizona with various links for online shopping. It won’t replace Costco but it’s time for everyone to really support AZ.

    Vermont Neighbor (5841cd)

  2. Actually, the wildlife preserve area was shut down back in 2006. Here’s the USFWS press release at the time.

    John Burgess (921036)

  3. They also closed this area to the Border Patrol, as it was felt that BP patrol activity was detrimental to the eco-system.

    AD - RtR/OS! (76c972)

  4. Obama busy
    when not freeing terrorist
    sue arizona

    ColonelHaiku (523269)

  5. Vermont Neighbor, do you have a link to the shop Arizona email/link from Governor Brewer?

    They also closed this area to the Border Patrol, as it was felt that BP patrol activity was detrimental to the eco-system.

    Hm. But not because of illegal immigrant activity?

    Dana (1e5ad4)

  6. Dana, sorry, that area closed to the BP was over at the Organ Pipe Cactus Nat’l Mon…
    http://thewesterner.blogspot.com/2010/04/wilderness-border-and-its-implications.html

    AD - RtR/OS! (76c972)

  7. I’m very much in favor of comprehensive immigration reform – the government needs extensive reformation to get back to actually start enforcing its immigration laws.

    Skip (ab3117)

  8. John Burgess,

    I guess you didn’t read my link because it also states that the wildlife area was closed in 2006. However, because of increased danger, federal officials have posted new signs warning people and reduced or eliminated patrols.

    DRJ (d43dcd)

  9. Obama’s promises cease having any meaning the moment they pass over his lips.

    JD (41e5f8)

  10. She’s lucky that some goomba didn’t show up to break her knees and put a horse head in her bed.

    Change, we got it.

    RSweeney (8c99b8)

  11. So the Obama administration busies itself preparing to file suit against the people of Arizona who are merely trying to enforce the same laws the federal government chooses to ignore.

    And who is it that is in violation of the Constitution again?

    GeneralMalaise (523269)

  12. Constitution

    Obama was a scholar somewhere for a time where he taught young minds what is in the Constitution

    He tried real hard but did not have much faith in the process outlined by this thing called a Constitution.

    His missing faith has grown so strong that a black hole of information is all that remains. This hole has swallowed any evidence which might have proved he ever taught the Constitution at all.

    Lucky for U.S., that after 17 months of changed hope, there remains no doubt as to where he wants to stick the Constitution and whose buttocks he wants stuck first, U.S..

    highpockets (cf4a2b)

  13. Dana, here’s from Gov. Brewer. Looks like about 2 dozen+ stores. Skateboards, beer pint glasses, nuts, candy, shampoos, a bookstore, dog chews, and more. For online shopping.

    In the past few weeks, I have received quite a few emails from folks from across the country looking for ways to support Arizona businesses. There are a lot of helpful websites out there that have listings of Arizona businesses.

    While there isn’t any single source for all Arizona businesses, I’d like to take a minute today to highlight Local First Arizona which is a coalition of locally owned, independent businesses in Arizona. These are locally based companies that employ Arizona workers. Click here (see below) to visit their website. We all know how important local economies are to successful, stable, and sustainable communities.

    As part of their effort, they also have a listing of Arizona stores who have online shops for those who would like to make purchases. Click here (link below) to get a listing of stores.

    I appreciate all of the encouragement that I have received over the past few months and all of the efforts to support Arizona. This year, June 28th through July 4th marks the 8th anniversary of National Independents Week, a time we celebrate independent businesses from around the state. I encourage you to take a minute to find some opportunities to shop locally online or come to Arizona yourself and check out some of these amazing businesses.

    —————
    And this from her Twitter account earlier today:

    Obama Admin has decided to sue AZ and we had to learn about it through Ecuadorean TV. Outrageous! http://bit.ly/ahcIV6
    about 4 hours ago via web

    SHOP:
    http://localfirstaz.com/news/2010/05/19/support-arizona-business/

    Vermont Neighbor (5841cd)

  14. I think The State of Arizona should build a monment to Gov. Jan Brewer for meritorious service in public office. She fearlessly signed into law a bill which represents all Americans and stands firm to defend us against an illegal alien invasion from our southern border with mexico. We need a lot more Americans like Jan Brewer in Washington.

    Alisha (168a8c)

  15. everyone should call their elected oficials to tell them they don’t want the feds to sue arizona.

    thomas mc donnell (397858)

  16. But the more important commitment that President Obama has made is to try to introduce and pass comprehensive immigration reform. That is what we need. Everyone knows it, and the President is committed to doing it.”

    This has been the standard go-to talking point by leftists whenever this issue reaches flashpoint status–condemning their politicial opponents of racism or implying it thereof, while barking about the need for “comprehensive immigration reform.” Note that they say the same three words together every single time, but never actually explain what they mean by that. It’s a classic weasel tactic when you can’t intellectually defend your position in specific detail–just parrot the same thing over and over until people get numb to it and start to believe you’ve got a plan in mind that won’t screw them over.

    Secondly, what the hell are they doing asking Hillary Clinton about this? She’s the Secretary of State, not the Attorney General–it’s not even in her sphere of influence unless the administration plans on bringing in Mexico as a plaintiff against Arizona. And I can’t imagine THAT going over well.

    Another Chris (121ff0)

  17. The Progressive Goo-Goo’s frame every “reform” as “Comprehensive XXXXX Reform” since that allows them to write a 1500-2000 page monstrosity that will have so much objectionable crap hidden within its pages that could never pass in stand alone legislation which allows them to insert the government further and further into the private lives of individual citizens, thereby expanding the power of the state and diminishing the Freedoms & Liberties of Americans.

    AD - RtR/OS! (76c972)

  18. AD, let me fix this for you,

    As “CoMpreheNsive XXXXX REform” Since That allows them to write a 1500-2000 page monstrositY

    Gazzer (d79016)

  19. Good on yah, Gazzer!
    But, I was talking about every reform initiative, not just immigration (example: see ObamaCare).

    AD - RtR/OS! (76c972)

  20. Ad, that was a lot of work, but it seemed like a good idea. Or maybe it was the wine?

    Gazzer (d79016)

  21. This story makes me laugh, put hope in one hand and s**t in the other and see which one fills up first! lmao! Bho has indeed brought change to America! Too bad it’s not the change we all thought it was going to be!

    US Army Retired (e97a34)

  22. i think our household should make a run to the border and buy ammo, since we need some and why give the PRC our hard earned money when we could spend in in Arizona?

    redc1c4 (fb8750)

  23. Every day with this cabal a new circle of hell awaits the American people.If the republicans cannot support Arizona,a new political party must be formed to save our Nation.

    mike191 (0bc93e)

  24. Is he sending help before or after he sues them?

    rochf (ae9c58)

  25. 12. FYI. Obama did not teach Constitutional Law at the U of Chicago. He taught a course called Racism and the Law. As you might expect it’s long on propaganda.
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/19271973/Barack-Obama-Seminar-Syllabus-Current-Issues-in-Racism-and-the-Law

    gina (2073b7)

  26. Obama’s Re-Election Promise

    Whereas Pres. Hoover promised “a chicken in every pot and a car in every garage,” Obama has come up with his own twist and has promised, if he’s re-elected, “a chick in every car and some pot in every garage!”

    Alma (4c97b0)

  27. i voted for obama but think he is behaving irrationally and feel the decision to sue arizona is ill advised and will not get him re-elected for a second term. states need to protect their citizens especially since the federal gov. won’t.

    judy indie (4499ac)

  28. Comment by gina — 6/18/2010 @ 1:31 pm

    Would not be surprised to find it included in the Black-Studies syllabus, which would be a significant indicator of its scholastic level.

    AD - RtR/OS! (568b48)

  29. …or lack of same!

    AD - RtR/OS! (568b48)


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