RUSH: Democrat governors. This is the New York Times: ‘Governors Voice Grave Concerns on Immigration.’ And ‘Democrat Governors Warn Obama Suit Versus Arizona is Toxic.’ That’s what Drudge had as the headline. It’s interesting that Obama, (imitating Obama) ‘I didn’t know anything about that suit. Eric Holder, the Justice Department’s, doing this.’ Of course along those lines it wasn’t Jeremiah Wright’s church, it was Obama’s church, too, and he hasn’t found a better one to take its place. Obama’s not found a new church. ‘In a private meeting with White House officials this weekend, Democratic governors voiced deep anxiety about the Obama administration’s suit against Arizona’s new immigration law, worrying that it could cost a vulnerable Democratic Party in the fall elections. While the weak economy dominated the official agenda at the summer meeting here of the National Governors Association, concern over immigration policy pervaded the closed-door session between Democratic governors and White House officials and simmered throughout the three-day event.
‘At the Democrats’ meeting on Saturday, some governors bemoaned the timing of the Justice Department lawsuit, according to two governors who spoke anonymously because the discussion was private. ‘Universally the governors are saying, ‘We’ve got to talk about jobs,” Gov. Phil Bredesen of Tennessee, a Democrat, said in an interview. ‘And all of a sudden we have immigration going on.’ He added, ‘It is such a toxic subject, such an important time for Democrats.” Now, this is kind of interesting, Democrat governors tell the White House they’re very concerned about this lawsuit against Arizona that’s very toxic. Democrat governors are worried that it could end up negatively impacting Democrat election chances in November. Well, we’ve got Robert Gibbs on Meet the Press yesterday pretty much saying, ‘Oh, yeah, yeah, we can see a scenario where the Republicans would win the House.’ And then Gibbs went on to say the president is very unhappy with certain efforts at recovery here, obviously meaning Republicans blocking his ideas.
One of the theories that’s out there is that the White House actually would like the Republicans to win in November, for all the reasons I’ve stated today previously and that is to shift the blame for the coming disaster. You think it’s bad now, it’s gonna compound worse once all these new tax increases, Obamacare, the deficit commission’s suggestions, once those hit, I mean we’re headed for an absolute disaster. The war on prosperity is gonna ramp up with a whole bunch of new divisions coming in January. It appears that Obama would love to have the Republicans in power in the House to blame, because that would set him up for reelection in 2012. It also appears the governors are very much worried about this lawsuit against Arizona. It’s toxic, they’re telling Obama, ‘This is bad, this is gonna hurt us,’ and the White House people, ‘So?’ It could well be that — Obama’s always in it for Obama. He’s always about him. It could well be that the overriding effort here is to get as many Republicans in power to blame them for what the Democrats know is utter disaster, starting next January.
Now, I thought every Democrat said that illegal immigrants are good for the economy. I thought that Democrats believe that illegal immigrants grow the economy and create new jobs. Isn’t that the mantra? Isn’t that the template from the Democrats? Illegal immigration’s good! These people are only trying to improve their lives, and yet here’s these Democrat governors voicing grave concerns on immigration over Eric Holder’s lawsuit, Obama’s lawsuit against the state of Arizona. Some fascinating things here today, like I said when we opened the program, we have a smorgasbord of irony and hypocrisy that permeates practically every story from the Stack of Stuff today. Oh-ho-ho-ho-ho. Democrat governors who up ’til now have been talking about the great contributions of illegal immigrants, grow the economy, good for the economy, create new jobs. All of a sudden now, Holder is suing Arizona, and the Democrat governors, ‘Whoa, whoa, whoa, this is toxic.’ Now, why would they say that? Because the administration’s focus on immigration is stepping on the Democrat governors’ job focus. They are, in terms of their own reelect, focusing on jobs and the economy, and here’s the Obama administration suing a state. This making them very nervous. Sunday morning on Slay the Nation, Bob Schieffer talked to the attorney general. He said, ‘Your lawsuit does not talk at all about racial profiling, or even if it mentions it, just barely. It just talks about the federal government’s being preempted from duty that it has to perform. Why did you choose to go that route?’
HOLDER: Well, we wanted to go out with what we thought was our strongest initial argument and to focus on what we thought is the most serious problem with the law as it now exists. It doesn’t mean that if the law for whatever reason happened to go into effect that six months from now, a year from now we might not look at the impact the law has had to see whether or not there has been that racial profiling impact. If that was the case, we would have the tools and we would bring suit on that basis.
RUSH: Oh, okay, so we can still file a suit on racial profiling after the law’s been implemented. In fact, the dirty little secret is it would be easier if you sue now before the law has been implemented. There isn’t any racial profiling. There isn’t any racial profiling in the law, period. But that doesn’t matter. You wait ’til the law’s implemented and then have some ACORN member or some other Democrat plant speed down the highway or rob a convenience store, get caught by the cops, and then asked to produce their papers, and here comes Holder, ‘Ah, ah, ah, racial profiling, racial profiling!’ That’s what they plan. You know damn well that’s what they plan. And the Democrat governors are very much worried about this. This is toxic. They wouldn’t want to be sued by the federal government. And ladies and gentlemen, isn’t there a potential for racial profiling in airport security? Haven’t we heard complaints about racial profiling at airports for years? Maybe we should do away with all airport security because of this risk. We should get rid of the Arizona law because there’s potential for profiling.
Now, this is more chaos and this is more agitation, more unsettledness, more angst, more anxiety. Which accusation here is correct: White people desperately want undocumented Democrats in the country for cheap labor or white people don’t want undocumented Democrats in the country? Because we’re not talking about illegal immigrants. We’re talking about undocumented Democrats that the Democrats want to document. They want to register them to vote. Amnesty is the largest get-out-the-vote drive there’s ever been in the country. So which accusation is correct: white people desperately want undocumented Democrats in the country for cheap labor — and the Democrat governors have said this — or white people don’t want undocumented Democrats in the country, which is it? And if it is Obama’s goal to get as many Republicans elected and then blame ’em, the bright side of this, what’s the problem? As long as our guy’s govern as conservatives, isn’t this what we want? I’m not trying to be negative about this. I’m just illustrating the Democrat plan. I think this is one of Obama’s policies, one of their secret plans. But we do want to take back the House, do we not, we do want to take back the Senate, take back the party. Isn’t this what we’ve been calling for? Win the next election, govern as conservatives.
Isn’t our concern apart from Obama’s concern that the Republicans govern as conservatives? I mean that’s the way to thwart whatever plan they’ve got here is. But what Obama’s trying to set up is, all this garbage hits the fan, all this economic activity gets even worse starting in January, the Republicans are in charge, Obama’s gonna offer all kinds of solutions. Solutions that he knows the Republicans will in no way support. They’re gonna vote it down, every one of them, and Obama will say, ‘See, they don’t care about you, they don’t care about your recovery.’ This is why there must be a conservative agenda, and they better start talking about it now, and the focus ought to be on economic growth, because that’s the way to head this off, even with the uninformed electorate. So don’t misunderstand, my good friends. I’m not suggesting Republicans don’t win, don’t misunderstand, I’m just pointing out what appears obvious to me is that Obama’s looking at 2012. He needs to run against somebody. He can’t run against Democrats, he can’t run against himself. He needs a foil. He needs the Republican Party to be in a position where, when he blames them, along with the State-Controlled Media, then that becomes the narrative.
RUSH: Here’s Sophia in Miami. Great to have you on the EIB Network. Hi.
CALLER: (dropped audio) …Arizona immigration law?
RUSH: Yes, ma’am.
CALLER: Okay. I am a Latina. I live in Miami, Florida,which as everyone knows is the capital of Central and South America. And I speak with people from all those regions. And this is the breakdown. If you came into the United States legally — you did the paperwork, you got an attorney, you paid all the fees, you waited, you interview, some even married (but they paid $10,000 to get married to somebody else, okay?) — those people, we’re against it. We’re with Arizona. We’re against the government suing Arizona. Those who are here il-LEGAL are the ones who are with the government gets Arizona. And the thing that people get mixed up, the Spanish stations here keep saying Arizona’s laws ‘against immigration.’ Immigration. They just keep saying, ‘anti-immigration.’ No, this is not anti-immigration. We are a country of immigrants. We are anti-ILLEGAL. Illegal being the word. Am I still on? (chuckles)
RUSH: You’re still on. You’re still on. What you’re saying is that there are Hispanics in Miami who are not at all on board with the suit against Arizona. I don’t know what the polling numbers are, but the assumption is —
CALLER: That we are all against Arizona.
RUSH: Yeah, the assumption is that every Hispanic in the country wants every other Hispanic that wants in the country to come in legally or otherwise.
CALLER: And that’s not the case. They need to do a poll. Maybe you can do it, but that is not the case.
CALLER: You know, those of us that came here legally, we see ‘illegal’ being the word. It means people came here illegally, they haven’t contribute to the system, and now all of a sudden you’re US citizen? You know, some of us interviewed and did all this stuff and have been paying taxes and showed our work and all, and all of a sudden, you’re a citizen! You vote tomorrow. So it’s not. Those who are here, we know the difference.
RUSH: I know.
CALLER: We know the difference between ‘immigration’ and ‘illegal immigration.’
RUSH: Exactly. See, that’s the point. The problem isn’t with our policy. The problem is not with the illegal immigration policy. It is the illegal alien that’s the problem, and the Democrat Party’s looking at them as potential voters. So but, look, I don’t doubt what you say is true Sophia but as far as the general public is concerned with the Drive-By Media, the vast majority of Hispanics are angry that illegal immigrants are not allowed in the country. They’re angry that anybody’s even worried about it, and this is all done to gin up votes. The assumption is that the vast majority of Hispanics who are here legally will vote and be supportive of the Democrats ’cause the Democrats are looking at this racially. They think that you and people like you are going to be biased racially, that it doesn’t matter that the Hispanic may be here illegally, that you’re gonna support the illegal immigrant who is Hispanic because they’re Hispanic. That’s the way Democrats look at things: Groups hang together, particularly groups of victims, and that’s what they’re counting on. I think they’re totally misreading it as they’re misreading a whole number of things, and it won’t be long before what you say is illustrated to be correct.
RUSH: The Denver Post back in June ran a story with a poll: 62% of American Hispanics support the Arizona law. Sixty-one percent of Hispanics in Colorado support the Arizona immigration law, which would give credence to the anecdotal story from Sophia from Miami.