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Has Obama read the law?

Given confessions of so many in his administration, we can't be surprised if the answer is no:

Members of the Obama administration, who soundly condemned Arizona's new immigration law, are now admitted that they have never even read it. Could President Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderón find themselves in the same boat based on comments they made today at their joint appearance on the White House lawn?

Let's review. The first person who had to admit he had never read the Arizona law Attorney General Eric Holder made his admission last week. On Monday, it was Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano's turn. On Tuesday, State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley revealed that he, too, had not read the bill, despite commenting on it. Given how inaccurate these officials have been in their descriptions of the law, maybe members of President Obama's team simply had no option but to plead ignorance.

After all, how do you take a law that clearly states the following: "A law enforcement official or agency of this state or a county, city, or town or other political subdivision of this state may not consider race, color or national origin," and then claim that it is racist or could lead to racial profiling? Not only that but other parts of this very short law also include additional safeguards against racial profiling. For example, the law requires that the police may only ask for ID if they have "lawful contact" with "lawful stop, detention or arrest" and that authorities must have "reasonable suspicion" that a suspect is an illegal alien.

Failure by members of President Obama's administration to read the four page text of Arizona's law is no a small matter, since some on his team managed to create quite a stir in various appearances on Sunday talk shows by bringing up concerns about racial profiling and racism.
Take, for example, Ms. Napolitano's warning on "This Week" on May 2: "Unfortunately, I think it [the law] does and can invite racial profiling." If these various "news" shows had been doing their job, they would have challenged Napolitano and other officials on these claims. Even just reading parts of the law -- verbatim -- to Ms. Napolitano or other administration officials during their appearance on the program would have been enough to force them to admit their ignorance.

In Ms. Napolitano's case, her admission did not come until Sen. John McCain asked her several questions when she appeared before the Senate Homeland Security Committee. One gets a sneaking suspicion that the administration might just be feigning ignorance about the law rather than admitting to knowingly making outrageous statements about racism.
But how are other administration officials' statements different from Obama's claim today: "I think a fair reading of the language of the statute indicates that it gives the possibility of individuals who are deemed suspicious of being illegal immigrants from being harassed or arrested and the judgments that are going to be made in applying this law are troublesome." He also warned might make American citizens "subject to suspicion simply because of what they look like."
And then there's Calderón's claim that the law is "discriminatory."

President Obama keeps asserting that Americans risk being harassed because of the Arizona law. But he never explains how this could happen given what appears to be the extremely straightforward language in the law.

And then there's this. It now turns out that the Obama administration has even been apologizing in private to foreigners for Arizona's law. "We brought it up early and often. It was mentioned in the first session and as a troubling trend in our society, and an indication that we have to deal with issues of discrimination or potential discrimination," Those are the words of Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy Human Rights and Labor Michael Posner, who led a U.S. delegation in talks with the Chinese, speaking to reporters this past Friday. -- Someone needs to ask Mr. Posner if he actually read the law before he started denigrating America to the Chinese.

We have elected the most radical cabal of America haters in history. 

As others are saying, it's November or never.

Crossposted at Brutally Honest.


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Comments (35)

Laws dont matter. Just ask... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Laws dont matter. Just ask Lee Ward. THe law should be whatever Obama decrees.

Well, I can say that I have... (Below threshold)
iwogisdead:

Well, I can say that I have read the law. I blocked off 90 seconds on my calendar last week and did it.

That's President Obama's Co... (Below threshold)
_Mike_:

That's President Obama's Constitutional philosophy too - it doesn't matter what it says, what matters is what I say it says. Hence, there's no need to read it.

If it isn't on the teleprom... (Below threshold)

If it isn't on the teleprompter, he isn't going to invest the time.

If it isn't on the... (Below threshold)
Eric:
If it isn't on the teleprompter, he isn't going to invest the time.

Let me fix that for you...

If it isn't on the teleprompter, it doesn't exist.

I concede the point.... (Below threshold)

I concede the point.

I have a great idea. If al... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

I have a great idea. If all these whiners were serious about boycotting for the express purpose of "sending a message" or "doing the right thing", why don't they boycott the drugs these scumbags are hauling across the border? Or would that cut into their weekend fun?

"Laws dont matter. Just ... (Below threshold)
Lee Ward:

"Laws dont matter. Just ask Lee Ward. THe law should be whatever Obama decrees."

That's bullshit of course -- but to conservatives like "retired military" the truth doesn't matter -- it's all about how much can you lie in order to get rid of the black man in the white house.

"If it isn't on the telepro... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

"If it isn't on the teleprompter, it doesn't exist."

Well, cra* (disappears in a fit of existential angst...)

"...it's all about how much... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

"...it's all about how much can you lie in order to get rid of the black man in the white house."

RACE CARD! That didn't take long.

Hey Lee, when you going to cut and past that section of the Arizona law that is "illegal"?

So when are people going to... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

So when are people going to start boycotting California over PC Sec 834(b)?

As for that 'speech' of Felipe's yesterday; perhaps he may want to revisit Mexico's draconian immigration laws before casting aspersions on Arizona.

You'll note that Lee's Obamassiah has moved from "it's illegal" to "it may be abused". THE ONE signs a 2,500 page "health care reform" bill and never mentions "it may be abused", but is worried about a 4 page law passed by a state legislature.

Or is it that they called BULLSHIT on the federal government for failing to enforce it's own laws?

"President Obama keeps a... (Below threshold)
914:

"President Obama keeps asserting that Americans risk being harassed because of the Arizona law."

Better then the harasssssment we face everyday at the hands of the jakenapes in chief.

Even if Obama, Holder, Napa... (Below threshold)
Hank:

Even if Obama, Holder, Napalitano and others had read the law, they'd still be lying about it. With the cover of the MSM they can get away with trying to change the narrative of what the law is about.

My concern is that Illegal immigration will morph into the latest crisis and "reform" will be rammed through just in time to provide millions of new democrat votes.

As for the idiot in aisle 8, what is it with libs and their obsession with color?

"what is it with libs and t... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

"what is it with libs and their obsession with color?"

When you have nothing but BULLSHIT!, they think it helps to distract by yelling FIRE!

Has Obama read the law? Wel... (Below threshold)
914:

Has Obama read the law? Well, No. But why would that matter? He speaks the law into existence.

"You'll note that Lee's ... (Below threshold)
Lee Ward:

"You'll note that Lee's Obamassiah has moved from "it's illegal" to "it may be abused". "

I don't remember Obama saying (quote) "it's illegal".... did he really say that, GarandFan, or are you trying out for a blogging spot here on Wizbang by showing what a big bullshitter you are?

Feel free to link to where President Obama talked about the Arizona law, saying "it's illegal".

Hint, you can't. So instead why don't you cuss and use swear words, or ask me twenty irrelevant questions like Jay does when I nail him lying.

Hey Lee, when you going to ... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Hey Lee, when you going to post that portion of the Arizona law that you say is "illegal"?

When are YOU going to back up your accusation that Pierce is a RACIST?

Until then, why not take your verbal diarrhea elsewhere?

I don't remember Obama sayi... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

I don't remember Obama saying (quote) "it's illegal".

No Lee. He said it was "misguided" and that he was directing the Attorney General to evaluate it for possible violations of law.

Violations of law are usually called "illegal".

HayLee, when are you gonna ... (Below threshold)
914:

HayLee, when are you gonna dummy up and admit your big eared boy is against truth, justice and the American way?

Never? Ok, just dummy up then.

So you admit you lied when ... (Below threshold)
Lee Ward:

So you admit you lied when you quoted Obama as saying "it's illegal".. he never said that.

Thanks for admitting you're a liar.

HEY EVERYONE! LOOK OVER HE... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

HEY EVERYONE! LOOK OVER HERE! LEE'S SCORED POINTS! LOOK! LOOK!

When are YOU going to post that portion of the Arizona law that you say is "illegal"?

When are YOU going to back up your accusation that Pierce is a RACIST?

"When are YOU going to p... (Below threshold)
Lee Ward:

"When are YOU going to post that portion of the Arizona law that you say is "illegal"?"

Like shooting fish in a barrel.

Ok, GarandFan - now that we know you're full of crap and just lie whenever you feel like it, feel free to show where I said the Arizona law "is illegal"...

Link to it so we can see what I said and the context in which it was said.

Hint, you can't - because you're a bullshitter who says whatever you want to say irregardless of facts, the truth, etc...

No Lee, I'm not playing tha... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

No Lee, I'm not playing that game. YOU SAID IT.

Now, Part II. Defend your statement that Pierce is a RACIST!

And NO! I'm not 'looking that up either'.

Well, now we've proven (twi... (Below threshold)
Lee Ward:

Well, now we've proven (twice) that you're a liar.

I'm putting you back on ignore now, GarandFan - just needed to give you a chance to show you're a liar -- and you have. That's why I ignore you.

Well, now we've proven (twi... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Well, now we've proven (twice) that you're a liar.

I'm putting you back on ignore now, GarandFan - just needed to give you a chance to show you're a liar -- and you have. That's why I ignore you.


BULLSHIT!

Answer the question. WHY IS PIERCE A RACIST!

Come on Lee. BULLSHIT ARTIS... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Come on Lee. BULLSHIT ARTIST! I haven't got all day!

When you called the Arizona law illegal, I asked that you cut and paste the section. YOU IGNORED ME FOR DAYS!

When you called Commission Pierce a RACIST! I asked you to defend your statement. YOU IGNORED ME!

Lee Ward, BULLSHIT ARTIST!

Come on Lee and answer the ... (Below threshold)
914:

Come on Lee and answer the question unless you now have me on ignore? Why your at it, 72 hours have elapsed x10 and Barry has done naught to stem the flow of his mistress in the gulf? Are you now willing to admit that he has his Katrina and he has cheated on her?

Looks like Lee Ward, BULLSH... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Looks like Lee Ward, BULLSHIT ARTIST! has left with his tail between his legs AGAIN.

As Tigger told Pooh, Ta Ta For Now.

Did Stalin bother to read U... (Below threshold)
Tsar Nicholas II:

Did Stalin bother to read Ukraine's laws?

The only thing Barry is cap... (Below threshold)
914:

The only thing Barry is capable of reading with a childs help is the teletubbie prompter and "my pet goat".

"Has Obama read th... (Below threshold)
914:

"Has Obama read the law?"

No, but He missed the last three pages of "my pet goat", for what thats worth.

Sorry I was late to the par... (Below threshold)
apb:

Sorry I was late to the party ...

"it's all about how much can you lie in order to get rid of the black man in the white house."

Looks like Lee Ward, racist douche-bag, left a bunch of pig tracks in the thread. Hey, douche-bag - the Jug-Eared Douche has been the one lying since his run to destroy the USA started. Why is it that suporters such as yourself are so fucking stupid?

Question: "Has Obama read t... (Below threshold)
Marc:

Question: "Has Obama read the law?"

Answer: Not yet, it's on my reading list. Right after I read the Mass. police report on the Judge Gates affair."

Question: "Has Obama read t... (Below threshold)
914:

Question: "Has Obama read the law?"


He'll catch up on it as soon as he finishes "My pet Goat"

Question: "Has Obama rea... (Below threshold)
914:

Question: "Has Obama read the law?"

Are joos black? Has Obaam provided a valid ID? Can he create one ass job to save his reselection bid?




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