By Matt and Nat, follow them at YourGeekNews/BSGcast:
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Update: AP at HA puts me some knowledge. Big Dawg did in fact discuss the rhetoric against Chris Christie R-NJ, so he has the left in mind too when he cautions this way. Great to know. I still think the water is too muddied for him to raise Oklahoma City in this context.
…In fairness, Clinton mentioned Christie as being a target of incendiary rhetoric in his Oklahoma City interview with Tapper over the weekend. What he didn’t mention, conveniently, was any culpability for mainstream liberals in inspiring this sort of reaction to smaller government….
Okay Big Dawg. I mean this in the nicest way possible, please Stop Your Sobbing and Shuddupayourface.
You know I am a fan. I watched you resist the Obama-Carter push to label us as racist earlier this year. You knew after they played that card on you it wasn’t true. Now I am asking you to consider that we are not inciting anything by expressing ourselves freely.
I know you were scarred in a way by Oklahoma City and the VRWC. But we Tea Party Patriots are as peaceful a group as any I have ever seen. Maybe you didn’t mean to tar us as extremists tossing incendiary rhetoric that could lead to violence. I certainly hope it is the lamestream media twisting your words.
I would like to think you realize your comments would do far more good were they taken to heart by Trumka of AFLCIO and by SEIU who are marching on Wall St next week in the thousands as part of their class warfare rhetoric. Or by the lamestream media who is ratcheting up the sense of anger on the left. Or by OFA which sends out endless emails dehumanizing anyone they perceive as interfering with the implementation of the Obama ‘transformative’ process. But after what happened to Hillary, you should know better than to talk to the NYT, they are carrying water for Team Obama.
We are peaceful. We are patriots. We are proud of our country, our rallies, our voices and our right to speak freely. If you are too insulated to see this is not 1994, that Obama is not you and that what he is doing is an incredible overreach of government into our lives, that is your cross to bear. But please stop labeling Americans.
Many of us are lifelong Democrats who voted for you and Hillary. We love America and we cannot be ‘guilted’ into withdrawing our support from the Tea Party so please stop.
Pew Research finds more Americans distrust their government than ever, and that it not because we are speaking out. We are speaking out because of the overhanded, overreaching, overregulating, overspending, overtaxing, and overweening pride and arrogance of Team Obama and their top down transformation of we the people into something we do not want to be.
Update: Gutierrez (D-IL) asks Obama to ‘intervene’; Kyl & McCain call for 3k Nat’l Guard troops at border; AZ Illegal Immigration enforcement bill goes to Gov Brewer for signature by Sunday to enact…
Update: Oh look Luis Gutierrez (d-il) is pulling Obama’s chain again on immigration, Is it gonna be Kerry and Cap and Tax or Gutierrez and immigration this May? and with Grahamnesty on both!? This will hurt MACs campaign… tick-tock..
Hispanic lawmakers want President Barack Obama to intervene if Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer doesn’t veto a sweeping illegal immigration bill that would require police to stop anyone suspected of being an illegal immigrant.
“The governor of Arizona should veto the bill, and if she doesn’t the president of the United States, Barack Obama, should assert the federal government’s preeminent role in regulating and enforcing our nation’s immigration law,” Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), said Tuesday.
A senior administration official said the White House was studying the bill….
Update: Video added
Update: Sen Kyl and MAC (in his continuing evolution to ‘tuff’ on illegal immigration) outlined a 10 point plan to secure the southern border yesterday h/t AZ StarNet:
10-step border security action plan unveiled by Sens. John McCain and Jon Kyl:
• Immediately deploy 3,000 National Guard troops along the Arizona-Mexico border and add 3,000 Custom and Border Protection agents to the Arizona-Mexico border by 2015.
• Fund and support Operation Streamline in Arizona’s two Border Patrol sectors to ensure that repeat illegal border crossers go to jail for 15 to 60 days.
• Provide $100 million, an increase of $40 million, for Operation Stonegarden, a program that provides funds to Arizona’s border law enforcement for additional costs related to illegal immigration and drug smuggling.
• Offer hardship-duty pay to Border Patrol agents assigned to rural, high trafficking areas.
• Complete the 700 miles of fencing along the U.S. border with Mexico and construct double- and triple-layer fencing at appropriate locations along the border.
• Increase the 25 mobile surveillance systems and three Predator B aerial drones in place along the Arizona-Mexico border. Send additional fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters to the Arizona-Mexico border.
• Increase funding for vital radio communications and interoperability between agencies.
• Provide funding for additional Border Patrol stations in the Tucson Sector and explore the possibility of an additional Border Patrol sector for Arizona. Create six additional permanent Border Patrol forward operating bases, and provide funding to upgrade the existing bases to include modular buildings, electricity and potable water. Complete construction of the planned permanent checkpoint in Arizona. Deploy additional temporary roving checkpoints.
• Require the federal government to fully reimburse state and local governments for the costs of incarcerating criminal aliens.
• Place one full-time federal magistrate in Cochise County and provide full funding for and authorization of the Southwest Border Prosecution Initiative to reimburse state, county, tribal, and municipal governments for costs associated with the prosecution and pretrial detention of federally-initiated criminal cases declined by local offices of the U.S. attorneys.
Senate gave the final approval to some changes and the bill is now with the Governor waiting for signature. I sent her an email asking her to sign it and letting her know that hubby and I although lifelong Dems support this bill. Never hurts to let a pol who is running for office know they have bipartisan support on an issue! Hopefully she will sign it.
The question of whether police will be required to ask people if they are in this country legally is now in the hands of Gov. Jan Brewer.On a 17-11 margin Monday, the state Senate gave final approval to a package of changes in state law that proponents say will help crack down on illegal immigration. Sen. Russell Pearce, R-Mesa, the architect of the plan, said state action is necessary because of the political failure in Washington to secure the border.
While some changes are minor, like making it a crime to stop in traffic to solicit a day laborer, the heart of the bill is aimed at what Pearce said is “removing the handcuffs” from local police.
To that end, SB 1070 would overrule any policy or procedure of a city council or police department that keeps officers from enforcing federal immigration laws. It also says that, when practicable, police must inquire about the immigration status of those they encounter as part of their regular activities.
And to ensure compliance, the legislation permits anyone who believes police aren’t doing all they should to file suit, with judges required to impose fines of up to $5,000 a day if the citizen suit succeeds.
It also lets police arrest illegal immigrants and charge them with the state crime of not carrying their visas or resident alien documents issued by the U.S. government….
– Prohibits any government agency or official from restricting enforcement of immigration laws “to less than the full extent permitted by federal law.”
– In situations where “reasonable suspicion exists” someone is in this country illegally, “a reasonable attempt shall be made, when practicable, to determine the immigration status of the person” except if it would hinder or obstruct an investigation.
– Says police “may not solely consider race, color or national origin.”