America is fast becoming the land of the free and the home of absurdities. Clinton era U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton sided with Obama’s view that Arizona’s new SB 1070 immigration law is “misguided” in a ruling that temporarily blocks elements of Arizona’s immigration reforms.
Even while three Phoenix police officers were shot, one fatally, and human traffic, guns and drugs are pouring across Arizona’s borders, Mr. Obama took center stage on ABCs the View. No one could have summarized Obama’s visit to the View better than former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich who said, because the President is charming and articulate he makes a great guest but his job is to be the President. According to the polls over seventy percent of Americans don’t think he is doing such a great job with the latter.
Those who first used the term “narcissistic” to describe the President were judged harshly but after the visit to the View during a major border crisis the term may have come into its own. Shunning Arizona’s Governor Brewer and the beleaguered citizens of her state for some PR work can hardly be called Presidential. This President is said to be “historic” and while there may be some truth to that assessment it is more likely that he will be recorded into history as the President who didn’t seem to know when the campaigning ended and the job began.
Sen. John McCain has pledged a $5,000.00 donation to Arizona to help defray the cost of defending SB 1070 in an effort to encourage others nationwide to contribute to the fund. On the twentieth of July the fund had already swelled to over $500,000.00 and is expected to top $1 million in record time.
Two crack border county sheriffs, Larry A. Dever and Paul Babeu, who are being sued by the ACLU, are leading the charge to raise funds for Arizona because state and county funds have been eaten up by the overwhelming surge of illegals in that state. The Legacy Foundation is gathering the funds for the state. Legacy is based in Des Moines, Iowa and can be reached online to make donations. Border Sheriffs.org launched to help those named in a suit against Arizona have been actively raising funds to help those Sheriffs and more than 15 county attorneys and sheriffs embroiled in the fight.
The RGA (Republican Governors Association) is another organization undertaking for Arizona’s battle against illegal immigration. The RGA fired off an email only hours after Susan Bolton issued her ruling asking for support and donations for the defense of SB 1070. Gov. Brewer, who swore to appeal the ruling said, “We know liberals in Washington, D.C., and throughout the country will continue to do everything possible to distort what our law does and smear anyone who endorses it, which is why it is vital you support the RGA,” Brewer wrote. “The RGA helps governors like me who are willing to tell the federal government when enough, is enough. Simply put, the RGA is a key partner and with me on the frontlines.” The RGA has a dot org site that can be reached online as well.
In the meantime Obama will continue to titillate viewers of the View and those on other contrived and bespeckled PR pit stops along the way, assuring them that America is a-okay even if the facts and figures betray his rosy proclamations. While absurdity yet rules it seems appropriate to make my own proclamation borrowed from the ancient texts of the Wisdom of Solomon.
“A leader who is a great oppressor lacks understanding.” (Proverbs 28:16a NAS)
Copyright ©2010 Rev. Michael Bresciani