You betcha, she does!
Like VP Joe Biden, but devoid of Biden’s inanity, Palin tends to think out loud as she did on “Fox News Sunday” in commenting on President Obama and his administration’s selective enforcement of the law.
When Governor Jan Brewer and the state of Arizona elected to enforce federal immigration law since the federal government has failed to do so, Obama and his Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security denounced the Arizona statute, SB1070, without bothering to read it, then went to court to sue a sovereign state.
Essentially, the administration contended that Arizona had no right to usurp federal law which superseded state law. They won a temporary injunction levied by United States District Court Judge Susan Bolton.
Governor Palin objected not only to the lawsuit but to the federal government’s failure to enforce its own laws equally. Arizona was deemed not in compliance but the 31 American cities which are self-designated “sanctuary cities” and which have instituted ordinances, effectively local laws, in violation of federal laws were given a free pass.
Among other issues, Palin addressed that inequity, that selective law enforcement, and denounced the president as lacking “the cojones” which Governor Brewer has: http://tiny.cc/w6sgp
Aside from the technical impossibility of a woman possessing those male appurtenances, Palin’s remark is right on the money. (Incidentally, before liberals start attacking Palin for having a potty mouth, then-U.N. ambassador Madelyn Albright used the same graphic terminology in reference to Cubans back in 1996.)
Obama and Company wink at cities from San Francisco to Portland, from San Diego to New Haven which are acting in defiance of the law by prohibiting officials from inquiring about the immigration status of detainees.
Cojones notwithstanding, Palin’s strong language is reflective of the frustration and anger that reigns throughout the land over the attempt by the Obama-Pelosi-Reid triumvirate to centralize so much power in Washington, D.C. at the expense of the states.
Arizona’s Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is legendary for his refusal to allow illegal immigrants to run roughshod, so legendary that a Mexican drug cartel has put a million dollar bounty on his head. Arpaio has now been joined by other Arizona sheriffs, Pinal County’s Paul Babeu and Cochise County’s Larry Dever who are equally fed up with the feds.
As Babeu says, “What’s very troubling is the fact that at a time when we in law enforcement and our state need help from the federal government, instead of sending help they put up billboard-size signs warning our citizens to stay out of the desert in my county because of dangerous drug and human smuggling and weapons and bandits and all these other things and then, behind that, they drag us into court with the ACLU.”
Troubling indeed! Something is seriously amuck in Pinal, Maricopa, Cochise Counties, in all of Arizona, and in the federal government when our leaders side with illegal aliens rather than with the citizenry.
Summarizing the most troubling issue, Babeu added, “Our own government has become our enemy and is taking us to court at a time when we need help.”
Sheriff Dever looks at the bigger picture, namely that ”while what’s going on in Arizona is critically important, what comes out of this and happens here will affect our entire nation in terms of our ability to protect our citizenry from a very serious homeland security threat. People who are coming across the border in my county aren’t staying there. They’re going everywhere [in the] USA and a lot of them are bad, bad people.”
Stating what should be obvious even to the federal government, Babeu warned, “For us, this is a public safety matter and a national security threat:” http://tiny.cc/6m9qt
No sweat, no skin off our noses, think the feds safely ensconced in their air conditioned Washington offices thousands of miles removed from the border chaos that exists in Arizona, thousands of miles away from the rampant, illegal drug and human smuggling, the crime, and the murders.
After all, as liberal Democrat Rep. Fortney Hillman “Pete” Stark of California’s 13th CD had the audacity to respond to a constituent’s question, “The federal government can do most anything in this country.” See the video clip of that outrage here: http://tiny.cc/a8dd9
Unfortunately, Stark, who believes everything on our southern border is peachy keen, is right and that’s the essence of what ails the United States. Americans must get the cojones to change that reality before we have nothing left but a federal government.