Hillary: Obama will sue Arizona over immigration-enforcement law

posted at 11:36 am on June 17, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

The Right Scoop picks up this unusually concrete statement from the Obama administration on their response to Arizona’s new immigration-enforcement law. Up to now, the White House, including Barack Obama himself, has remained noncommittal about taking legal action against Arizona while continuing to criticize the bill publicly.  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton removes the ambiguity and declares that the Justice Department will sue over the bill in an interview with an Ecuador media outlet:

QUESTION: Thank you very much.

I would like to start with the immigration debate in the United States. The recently approved law in Arizona has presented sort of a difficult scenario for the President Obama Administration. According to some polling, half of the United States has approved this law and maybe other states would like to implement it. How’s Obama Administration dealing with this debate? Is the immigration law near reality?

SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, Andrea, first, let me say how pleased I am that I have this chance to talk to you about these and other important issues. President Obama has spoken out against the law because he thinks that the federal government should be determining immigration policy. And the Justice Department, under his direction, will be bringing a lawsuit against the act.

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 may not surprise most people, given the Obama administration’s rhetorical attacks on the bill.  However, those have slacked off recently as the Gulf oil spill finally began to get more of their attention than a law-enforcement measure in Arizona.  The Deepwater Horizon disaster may not be the only reason for the White House distance from the controversy, either.  The same Washington Post/ABC poll with the distorted sample noted last week shows solid support for the Arizona law, the Post reports today:

Most Americans support the new, controversial Arizona law that gives police there the power to check the residency status of suspected illegal immigrants. But most also still back a program giving those here illegally the right to earn legal documentation, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

The article doesn’t mention the topline result for this question, which is 58/41 in support for the law.  Given that level of support in a sample skewed by an eight-point advantage for Democrats, a lawsuit against Arizona would likely be tremendously unpopular.  In fact, those numbers resemble the ratings for repealing ObamaCare, another deeply unpopular program that Democrats will carry as baggage into the midterms.

Will the White House confirm Hillary’s remarks?  I have a request into the White House on that score, and I’ll post whatever response I get.


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Anybody that thinks the O cares what we the people think has not been paying attention to his actions.

bbz123 on June 17, 2010 at 11:39 AM

July 29th —- D-Day

Oil Can on June 17, 2010 at 11:39 AM

BRING IT THE F*CK ON….CAPTAIN KICK ASS.

Governor Brewer will sprinkle your ashes on her morning oatmeal.

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Amy Ritter on June 17, 2010 at 11:40 AM

Maybe there should be a special tax for people in Arizona to raise money for an independently controlled escrow account for the lawsuit against the Arizona Law… That’d be really popular and popular is what we’re going for right?

lm10001 on June 17, 2010 at 11:40 AM

Oh yeah! Bring it, make the vast majority of American citizens even angrier than they already are.

Speakup on June 17, 2010 at 11:41 AM

I have a request into the White House on that score, and I’ll post whatever response I get.

You will get crickets and like it!

WashJeff on June 17, 2010 at 11:42 AM

Watching that woman speak makes me want to vomit. Honestly, what a hack that woman is. I don’t think that woman ever tells the truth at any time. Her whole life is a lie.

Keemo on June 17, 2010 at 11:42 AM

Hillary Clinton is COMPLETELY out of the loop. She doesn’t know one damned thing that she didn’t see in the media.

She heard the same exact same self-contradictory rhetoric from the Justice Department that we all heard, and she just leapt to a conclusion to make herself seem “decisive.” End of story.

logis on June 17, 2010 at 11:42 AM

I sincerely hope they do sue. This only reemphasizes that the Democrats do not care about “the will of the AMERICAN people”.

SPCOlympics on June 17, 2010 at 11:43 AM

There are so many law suits in the works July 29 implementation looks unlikely. Some judge is bound to put an injunction on it.I wished they had made the start earlier instead of giving all the “aggrieved” parties time to put their suits together.

sandee on June 17, 2010 at 11:44 AM

President Obama has spoken out against the law because he thinks that the federal government should be determining immigration policy.

I agree. Hey how’s that going, anyway?

World B. Free on June 17, 2010 at 11:44 AM

Gov. Brewer are you listening? Don’t sit by the phone today. O ain’t callin’. Do the best job you can for your state and don’t depend on the feds for anything.

Kissmygrits on June 17, 2010 at 11:44 AM

When does Arizona start deputizing all volunteers with a long rifle (within and without Arizona)?

BowHuntingTexas on June 17, 2010 at 11:44 AM

Who is advising this man? That seems like a terrible idea.

Heralder on June 17, 2010 at 11:45 AM

Threats, not even empty threats.

Ah, and Hillary being so chummy with McCain to date.

So where’s McCain’s public defense of Arizona? I’ve only seen one McCain half-hearted defensive appearance on conservative online sites. Have I missed something, or is he fence sitting in fear of losing his Hispanic so-called support?

maverick muse on June 17, 2010 at 11:45 AM

Why is the administration’s emissary to foreign nations the person to trot out this grand notion of suing a member of the Union over a matter of domestic policy? Can’t anybody figure out what their lane is anymore?

Sgt Steve on June 17, 2010 at 11:47 AM

Now let me get my head around this; Obama and his DOJ refused to bring a suit against the Black Panthers for voter intimidation violations, but will bring suit against an acting Governor who is protecting her people… Refused to take action to protect innocent civilians who were simply voting, and once again refuses to protect innocent citizens who are being massacred by illegals.

This tells us everything we needed to know about Obama.

Keemo on June 17, 2010 at 11:47 AM

Obama’s chip on his shoulder digs deep, having visited Arizona once and not being awarded an honorary degree for his troubles.

maverick muse on June 17, 2010 at 11:47 AM

I love how they try and frame the argument.

President Obama has spoken out against the law because he thinks that the federal government should be determining immigration policy.

This AZ law doesn’t change any federal policy on immigration. The AZ law simply allows police to arrest illegal immigrants when they find them through everyday interactions like traffic stops. It is against federal law to enter this country illegally and now it is also against AZ state law.

They all know this of course but they are desperate to keep the argument framed in a way that discredits AZ in the court of public opinion. Every single news report gets it wrong in exactly the same manner as well as every single public comment made by a democrat….this can’t be a coincidence.

Mord on June 17, 2010 at 11:47 AM

I sincerely hope they do sue. This only reemphasizes that the Democrats do not care about “the will of the AMERICAN people”.

SPCOlympics on June 17, 2010 at 11:43 AM

Beat me to it. Precisely what I was intending to say.

Vntnrse on June 17, 2010 at 11:48 AM

Will the White House confirm Hillary’s remarks? I have a request into the White House on that score, and I’ll post whatever response I get.

Intentional or not, I can’t think the WH sees this as anything other than sabotage.

Pass the popcorn.

Dusty on June 17, 2010 at 11:48 AM

He’s not going to do that. A lawsuit against Arizona would end his presidency, and he knows it.

bilups on June 17, 2010 at 11:48 AM

If Obama sues, November will be a bloodbath marvelous to behold.

WannabeAnglican on June 17, 2010 at 11:49 AM

By the way, was the interview conducted with a wax version of Hillary standing in? That screencap (both of them) sure makes it seem so.

Heralder on June 17, 2010 at 11:49 AM

I don’t really care, but has Hill had major cosmetic surgery? I wonder if that means she is running for president? It looks like she has had a major facelift.

Kristamatic on June 17, 2010 at 11:49 AM

It’s part of Hillary’s secret plan. The One will disagree with what she said. He’ll say, “She doesn’t speak for me or the White House.”

Conflict will ensue, leading her to resign.

Then she starts her run for 2012 on a “SITYS” motto.

Lothar on June 17, 2010 at 11:50 AM

When does Arizona start deputizing all volunteers with a long rifle (within and without Arizona)?

BowHuntingTexas on June 17, 2010 at 11:44 AM

Sherrif Joe’s Posse accepts volunteers year round.

DrW on June 17, 2010 at 11:50 AM

Bring it on, odumbo!!!!!!!!

ultracon on June 17, 2010 at 11:50 AM

Go ahead Obama, sue. I can’t wait to see your approval at 36% or worse. You can only go against the wishes of the American people for so long before it completely destroys, not only your Presidency, but also your entire party.

I think Obama may just save our great country by destroying the progressive movement with his extreme far-left policy.

indy8 on June 17, 2010 at 11:50 AM

Sgt Steve on June 17, 2010 at 11:47 AM

You’re so right.

Don’t forget that Hillary only passed the bar exam by taking it in the state with the easiest test and results for sale. /Her “reset” attempting to reclaim Sec.of the Interior alongside Sec. of State? Or rather, Sec. of State revised interpretation defined as overlord of any state in our union.

maverick muse on June 17, 2010 at 11:51 AM

Hillary’s face looks like a rubber-band that has been stretched to the point of breaking… Painful.

Keemo on June 17, 2010 at 11:51 AM

Look at her face in the picture…. It beams with self-applaud that the O is crash and burning…..

CynicalOptimist on June 17, 2010 at 11:52 AM

-Amy the Conscript (intern)

Hot Air has interns now?

Talk about a blight on the resume :-)

Good Lt on June 17, 2010 at 11:53 AM

Obama’s administration and its illegal legal maneuvers.

maverick muse on June 17, 2010 at 11:53 AM

He’s not going to do that. A lawsuit against Arizona would end his presidency, and he knows it.

bilups on June 17, 2010 at 11:48 AM

His lack of response to the oil spill has already ended his hopes of a second term. Barring divine intervention, Obama is toast. Having said that, I can see him doubling down on stupid in a lame attempt to get at least something going against the Arizona law. After all, he thinks he is a lawyer remember?

Johnnyreb on June 17, 2010 at 11:53 AM

Gee, another Diane Sawyer camera job! Get rid of those nasty wrinkles by using soft focus camera!

SeniorD on June 17, 2010 at 11:54 AM

Don’t be surprised if the Dems run Hillary in 2012. BO is way in over his head on a job he’s just not qualified to do. Electability is one thing but the candidate needs to be able to walk and chew gum at the same time. Hillary can at least do that.

repvoter on June 17, 2010 at 11:54 AM

I love how they try and frame the argument.

[Mord on June 17, 2010 at 11:47 AM]

Yeah, I didn’t notice that earlier. Hillary subtle use of policy allows her (and by default the WH) to argue that it’s all discretionary.

But it isn’t. Immigration isn’t a policy, it’s a body of laws. Arizona is just upholding federal law.

Dusty on June 17, 2010 at 11:54 AM

That should help us greatly come November.

TheBigOldDog on June 17, 2010 at 11:54 AM

From Gov. Jindal to Christy to Brewer. These GOP Govenors are taking on serious problems head on. And instead of the Feds helping them they are doing what ever they can to hinder them.

We need to support these Govenors or you will end up with one like we have in Michigan. Gov. “Jenny from the block” Granholm did manage to keep her promise that if elected, in 5 years we would be “Blown away”. Did not know she meant jobs and prosperity.

mechkiller_k on June 17, 2010 at 11:55 AM

Maybe there should be a special tax for people in Arizona to raise money for an independently controlled escrow account for the lawsuit against the Arizona Law… That’d be really popular and popular is what we’re going for right?

lm10001 on June 17, 2010 at 11:40 AM

Gov Brewer announced a link to an online legal defense fund that folks can contribute to to help them defend AZ law. Sorry, but the actual link slips my mind right now…see Jan on Greta tonight and I’m sure it’ll come up again.

BTW, Arizonans just voted themselves a temporary 1% tax increase to help AZ through the current economic difficulties.

ornery_independent on June 17, 2010 at 11:55 AM

Look at her face in the picture…. It beams with self-applaud that the O is crash and burning…..

CynicalOptimist on June 17, 2010 at 11:52 AM

Maybe, but aligning herself with his radical agenda(including a lawsuit against Arizona) makes no sense if she has any hope for a primary challenge.

Doughboy on June 17, 2010 at 11:55 AM

They have certainly been working on this a long time.
Who cares what Billary says. She’s as irrelevant as the rest of the administration is becoming.
They’d better do it soon, if they are going to do it. This oil spill is about to overtake Dumbo and there is not much else that is going to get accomplished.

ORconservative on June 17, 2010 at 11:55 AM

She’s lying. She is in a Latin American country and playing to her audience, that’s all.

Bobbertsan on June 17, 2010 at 11:56 AM

He’s not going to do that. A lawsuit against Arizona would end his presidency, and he knows it.

bilups on June 17, 2010 at 11:48 AM

You could be right.

Then again, Clinton’s massacre of the Branch Davidians — burning them all to death without any proof, let alone trial and conviction — did not touch his administration’s popularity. /Whatever “evidence” may have existed went up in the blaze along with the children, women and men murdered.

maverick muse on June 17, 2010 at 11:56 AM

“President Obama has spoken out against the law because he thinks that the federal government should be determining immigration policy.”
Arizona isn’t “determining immigration policy.” It is combating an invasion of its border by illegal aliens.

It is doing what it can do to take up the slack of a totally ineffective federal government, who has abdicated its responsibility to defend the border of the United States of America.

Star20 on June 17, 2010 at 11:57 AM

Yeah, sure. Just like O is gonna try KSM in New York City and close Gitmo. Phony.

John the Libertarian on June 17, 2010 at 11:57 AM

Hilary doing the really important foreign policy work for the Obama Admin in … Ecuador?!

Hey Hilary, you would come off better if you said that the Justice Dept should enforce current federal immigration law, which has stronger language than the AZ law. Is that unconstitutional too? Hmmmm?

ornery_independent on June 17, 2010 at 11:58 AM

The lawsuit will by titled “The Obama Administration V. The People of The United States of America”

kurtzz3 on June 17, 2010 at 11:59 AM

Here is the indirect proof that Obama is not a moooooslem.

He can not be shamed into doing the right thing. He can only sue the opposition.

Think AQ bad guys throwing a fit over being shamed and vowed to sue?

Sir Napsalot on June 17, 2010 at 11:59 AM

WHAT THE EFF?!

CP on June 17, 2010 at 12:00 PM

How the heck can the Feds have a case when all Arizona is doing is enforcing Federal law?!?

Granted, I’ve always been for some sort of “path to citizenship” a la McCain, but if someone is found to be illegal, they certainly need to go, at least until some sort of solution can be reached…and not one that extends to future illegals, only to those presently here.

JetBoy on June 17, 2010 at 12:00 PM

Intentional or not, I can’t think the WH sees this as anything other than sabotage.

Pass the popcorn.

Dusty on June 17, 2010 at 11:48 AM

Yep. First shot across the bows. She’s taking advantage of his having to play defense on everything right now. Go Hillary!

a capella on June 17, 2010 at 12:00 PM

“President Obama has spoken out against the law because he thinks that the federal government should be determining immigration policy.”

THE FEDERAL IMMIGRATION LAWS ALREADY EXIST.

THEIR POLICY FOR DECADES HAS BEEN TO SELECTIVELY ENFORCE, AND GENERALLY TO NOT ENFORCE THE LAWS ALREADY EXISTING.

THE LATEST POLICY IS TO ADD MORE LEGISLATION TO FURTHER ISOLATE LAW ENFORCEMENT FROM EXISTENCE.

maverick muse on June 17, 2010 at 12:00 PM

Now let me get my head around this; Obama and his DOJ refused to bring a suit against the Black Panthers for voter intimidation violations, but will bring suit against an acting Governor who is protecting her people… Refused to take action to protect innocent civilians who were simply voting, and once again refuses to protect innocent citizens who are being massacred by illegals.

This tells us everything we needed to know about Obama.

Keemo on June 17, 2010 at 11:47 AM

That’s exactly what I was thinking.

This administration (and most liberals) will only wage war on people who they believe will not fight back. They have no second thoughts about the verbal and psychological abuse they heap on millions of Americans by calling us “stupid,” “racists,” “Bitter Clingers,” etc.

When it comes to dealing with real enemies they roll over.

They are cowards and bullies. The only people they recognize as enemies are their fellow citizens.

Cody1991 on June 17, 2010 at 12:01 PM

oh wait…we need “comprehensive immigration reform

Comprehensive is the wonderful buzzword that means: we won’t tell you what it is…’cause we know you’re gonna hate it.

Justrand on June 17, 2010 at 12:01 PM

Maybe, but aligning herself with his radical agenda(including a lawsuit against Arizona) makes no sense if she has any hope for a primary challenge.

Doughboy on June 17, 2010 at 11:55 AM

Hey, she could always play the “I was only the messenger” card….

CynicalOptimist on June 17, 2010 at 12:01 PM

Dusty and a capella,

Obama’s administration’s ONE VOICE?

Hillary might be “warming up” the audience for the big show.

maverick muse on June 17, 2010 at 12:02 PM

I long for leaders who are not lawyers.

ornery_independent on June 17, 2010 at 12:03 PM

Someone should tell Obooba that the AZ law would harm America. He’d instantly become its #1 fan.

Akzed on June 17, 2010 at 12:03 PM

“But the more important commitment that President Obama has made is to try to introduce and pass comprehensive immigration reform.”

Why?
The laws are already in place.

“That is what we need.”

No it isn’t.
We need to enforce the laws we already have.

Everyone knows it…”

Says who…..?

This is just a huge stall tactic.
This is a ‘Let’s not answer the question as to why we haven’t been enforcing our immigration laws all these years?, let’s just make ourselves look real good – to the Mexicans – by re-vamping the existing laws!’ ploy.

And after they ‘reformed’ the laws, they can all smile for the photo-op……pat themselves on the back…..and the MSM can gush on and on about how ‘forward-thinking’ the administration is.

guitarguy on June 17, 2010 at 12:03 PM

I long for leaders who are not lawyers.

ornery_independent on June 17, 2010 at 12:03 PM

Right! Business Majors… the worst business major is ten times better than the best lawyer!

CynicalOptimist on June 17, 2010 at 12:05 PM

No offence Hugh!

CynicalOptimist on June 17, 2010 at 12:05 PM

OT: Go to rushlimbaugh.com and see the photo shop Rush put up showing our puppet leader. Hilarious & accurate!

Keemo on June 17, 2010 at 12:06 PM

The lawsuit will by titled “The Obama Administration V. The People of The United States of America”

kurtzz3 on June 17, 2010 at 11:59 AM

That title is already taken for the history books on his four years as president.

Daggett on June 17, 2010 at 12:06 PM

BRING IT ON-

I double dog dare ya

cmsinaz on June 17, 2010 at 12:07 PM

SmallGovtGuy on June 17, 2010 at 11:40 AM

What have you got against my governor that you would suggest she poison herself. :)

chemman on June 17, 2010 at 12:07 PM

The lawsuit will by titled “The Obama Administration V. The People of The United States of America”

kurtzz3 on June 17, 2010 at 11:59 AM

I was going to call it “The Yellow Pant Suit”.

:)

Shy Guy on June 17, 2010 at 12:09 PM

I long for leaders who are not lawyers.

ornery_independent on June 17, 2010 at 12:03 PM

When the law became so convoluted that the ordinary man can’t understand it and you needed 3 years of specialized schooling to understand it then it is worthless.

chemman on June 17, 2010 at 12:10 PM

Oh yeah! Bring it, make the vast majority of American citizens even angrier than they already are.

Speakup on June 17, 2010 at 11:41 AM

Dittos.

petefrt on June 17, 2010 at 12:10 PM

I observe that the Secretary of State is not in the Justice Department’s chain of command.

So, is this Hillary throwing an M-80 into the mix, just to prepare the battle-space for the 2012 Democratic primaries?

LarryD on June 17, 2010 at 12:10 PM

Something else behind the Obama interest in this.
More likely to do with Obamacare.
And about how much power do states have?
Such as not allowing all or parts of Obamacare.

albill on June 17, 2010 at 12:11 PM

It almost makes me wonder if this is (more?) sabotage for a 2012 challenge. That’s what the absurdity has reduced itself.

When does Arizona start deputizing all volunteers with a long rifle (within and without Arizona)?

BowHuntingTexas on June 17, 2010 at 11:44 AM

Ha!

To paraphrase Davey Crockett:

‘Y’all can go to hell, I’m going to -Arizona!-’

anuts on June 17, 2010 at 12:13 PM

Obama’s chip on his shoulder digs deep, having visited Arizona once and not being awarded an honorary degree for his troubles.

maverick muse on June 17, 2010 at 11:47 AM

They didn’t have a degree for a Phd in Asshat……but they are working on getting for the next time Urkel shows up.

Old Hippie Vet on June 17, 2010 at 12:14 PM

Obama’s administration’s ONE VOICE?

Hillary might be “warming up” the audience for the big show.

[maverick muse on June 17, 2010 at 12:02 PM]

Not sure what you mean. I know the line of succession behind incompetent is idiot, moron, incapacitated, and then Secretary of State, but I can’t believe Hillary thinks it’s plausible.

Did you mean something else?

Dusty on June 17, 2010 at 12:14 PM

Bring it, biotches! Please, Please Bring it!!!

Fishoutofwater on June 17, 2010 at 12:14 PM

Amy the Conscript (intern)
Hot Air has interns now?

Talk about a blight on the resume :-)

Good Lt on June 17, 2010 at 11:53 AM

I heard Bill Clinton is now circling the Hotair location.

Oil Can on June 17, 2010 at 12:15 PM

“… on his four years as president.”

[Daggett on June 17, 2010 at 12:06 PM]

Don’t get ahead of yourself.

Dusty on June 17, 2010 at 12:17 PM

Time for “IMPEACHMENT” of this entire “Administration”!!!!!!!

bucko36 on June 17, 2010 at 12:18 PM

Someone should tell Obooba that the AZ law would harm America. He’d instantly become its #1 fan.

Akzed on June 17, 2010 at 12:03 PM

LOL! That was a good one.

Mirimichi on June 17, 2010 at 12:18 PM

So Obama wants a state sovereignty law suit? Bring it on. If he thinks states are mere sleeper cells, he is wrong.

Has he read the bill? It is framed with reference to federal statutes. Will he take a case against federal laws?

Just another kabuki theatre.

seven on June 17, 2010 at 12:18 PM

maverick muse on June 17, 2010 at 12:02 PM

I think so. The more different fronts he has to fight on, the more his forces are divided and the less attention the media can give to shoring him up. She smells blood in the water and deeply resents being back burnered as SoS. I look for her to resign sometime in 2010, but not before she lays some more Claymores.

a capella on June 17, 2010 at 12:19 PM

This isn’t the first time Hillary is making such controversial statements speaking to Hispanic TV, is it?

Phoenician on June 17, 2010 at 12:19 PM

First off this Administration doesn’t keep it’s word….so until there is evidence of a filing.

Dr Evil on June 17, 2010 at 12:22 PM

We’re sorta doomed as a nation when we tell police that they’re not allowed to investigate certain crimes when investigating other crimes, mainly for fear that liberals will lose the sheep-like devotion of latino voters.

I wonder what other laws will just ignore? No big deal, we don’t enforce that law. Law enforcement officials are in no way trained to handle violations of the law ya know!

I do love how Hilary goes to south America to make this statement. Shows you where liberal’s loyalty lies…and it’s not here with America.

TheBlueSite on June 17, 2010 at 12:25 PM

love ya Hillary. Team O is a wrong as wrong can be and will LOSE in court. Please sue us so we can get a court order to reimburse our expenses housing the illegal immigrants.

and Hillary is not just on hispanic tv she is IN Ecuador on her s american tour trying to keep S America from bonding with Chavez and Castro and Ahmadinejad, so whatever it takes go ahead Hill.

when she is ready to run for POTUS millions of us are ready to back her. Until then she is carrying O water and doing what is needed around the world and that’s fine.

IMO She and Gates are the 2 people saving Israel from Obama, Rice, Powers and Brennan.

ginaswo on June 17, 2010 at 12:26 PM

Oh, please bring it on!

That said, I think that Hillary is setting him up.. for failure, again. Can you say 2012 challenge from his Secretary of State? ;-)

itzWicks on June 17, 2010 at 12:27 PM

Gee, I wonder what draconian immigration laws Ecuador has. I suppose Clinton doesn’t really care about that. It’s all about sucking up to the world now and telling them how much America really sucks.

Hummer53 on June 17, 2010 at 12:28 PM

Anyone else see the deranged Christopher Walken look in that photo of the H-monster??

Greg Toombs on June 17, 2010 at 12:29 PM

Keep digging that hole.

Scrappy on June 17, 2010 at 12:30 PM

This administration (and most liberals) will only wage war on people who they believe will not fight back.–Cody1991

Bwahahaha, they have an epiphany coming! If there’s one place in the US where people fight back, seriously, it’s Arizona.

So the effect desired by propagandizing fear is to gather the jackals following the CA stupid bully “boycott” of AZ which of itself is strictly unconstitutional. No state can constitutionally officially boycott another state in the union. Taking down AZ would be proof positive that no one, NO STATE, can successfully fight back against the illegal federal abuse of powers.

maverick muse on June 17, 2010 at 12:31 PM

I guess Obama should sue California because they have the exact same law which is penal code 834[b]

HAGGS99 on June 17, 2010 at 12:31 PM

This isn’t the first time Hillary is making such controversial statements speaking to Hispanic TV, is it?

Phoenician on June 17, 2010 at 12:19 PM

I don’t think the Hispanic audience deletes what she did. She has painted Scooter into a corner. He’ll have to respond in some way and he would have preferred to let it die a quiet death, knowing the mood of the country. She’s forcing him to make a decision which runs against the mood of the country if Holder proceeds as promised.

a capella on June 17, 2010 at 12:31 PM

If Obama sues, November will be a bloodbath marvelous to behold.

WannabeAnglican on June 17, 2010 at 11:49 AM

Resplendent even!

rollthedice on June 17, 2010 at 12:32 PM

BTW- that screencap of the Hildebeast looks like either a cadaver photo or very clumsy wax-museum rendition. Ugh.

Fishoutofwater on June 17, 2010 at 12:32 PM

I don’t really care, but has Hill had major cosmetic surgery? I wonder if that means she is running for president? It looks like she has had a major facelift.

Kristamatic on June 17, 2010 at 11:49 AM

For someone who doesn’t really care you put a lot of thought into that post.

Bradky on June 17, 2010 at 12:33 PM

President Obama has spoken out against the law because he thinks that the federal government should be determining immigration policy.

To the best of my knowledge, the Arizona law doesn’t affect US immigration policy one iota. It merely enforces it.

Farmer_Joe on June 17, 2010 at 12:41 PM

When does Arizona start deputizing all volunteers with a long rifle (within and without Arizona)?

BowHuntingTexas on June 17, 2010 at 11:44 AM

Dont be suprised if thats exactly what happens. Deputizing..? We need no stinking Deputizing…

Badbrucskie on June 17, 2010 at 12:41 PM

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. The mortician and the cow. Could America put forward two more hideous and corrupt and morbidly whored-out figures. They say you need to hit rock bottom before you can recover. Maybe…

rrpjr on June 17, 2010 at 12:46 PM

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