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A Tough Week for Logic

Posted by The Curmudgeon on July 13, 2010

Conventional wisdom and common sense take it on the chin

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) chief John Morton revealed last week that his agency had resources only to remove four hundred thousand illegal immigrants per year. That’s about 4% of the estimated eleven million believed to be here—with more arriving every day. This announcement comes on the heels of Arizona’s passage of tough new legislation for dealing with illegal immigrants, which (logically) federal officials might be expected to welcome as needed bolstering of their efforts.

And the Obama regime’s response to Arizona’s initiative?

It filed suit against the state for what it characterized as an attempt to preempt federal authority (you know: the job that the Feds haven’t been doing).

Sure. That makes a lot of sense. (Cue the old cartoon of the dopey dog intoning: “Du-uuh…dat sounds log-i-cul.”)

It was a busy week for the Department of Justice. Far from Arizona (Philadelphia, to be precise), another high-profile case reclaimed the public’s attention.

Remember the 2008 election? Now, remember the ugly specter of the New Black Panther Party goons clad in black paramilitary garb and berets, wielding clubs outside a polling place? Well, that’s called “voter intimidation”—and it’s a federal crime. The sort of red meat upon which Justice Department attorneys feed. Justice has an entire unit devoted to this kind of stuff—and one might imagine they were all chortling with glee over the ease with which they’d be able to make this case. In fact, the goons made it even easier by not bothering to show up for the trial. Guilty, guilty, guilty. Summary judgment. An easy, slam-dunk conviction. All that remained was sentencing.

…until Obama’s Justice Department arbitrarily dropped the case without official comment. (Cue the dopey mutt, again.)

Justice officials also announced, however, that they’d be investigating the case of Johannes Mehserle (a transit cop—and white), convicted of manslaughter in the shooting death of Oscar Grant (who was being arrested at the time for his involvement in a public melee—and black). Meanwhile, comments and testimony furnished by former Justice Department attorney J. Christian Adams — assigned to the Voting Rights Section until his recent resignation — suggest a culture within Justice that vigorously prosecutes cases involving minority plaintiffs and white defendants, but seems to have no interest when the roles are reversed.

And then there’s NASA administrator Charles Bolden’s revelation that he was charged by Obama with the mission “…perhaps foremost, (to) find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science…and math and engineering.” (Sorry; even the dopey mutt’s scratching his head over this one.)

Of course, it could be argued that all this is, in fact, perfectly logical—but it makes no sense to us because we’re not viewing it all in the proper context.

For example, Senator John Kyl (R-AZ) recently revealed that during a private meeting with Obama, he’d reiterated his stance that the Mexican border must be secured before any comprehensive immigration reform measure could be considered. According to Kyl, Obama replied that “The problem is…if we secure the border, then you all (congressional Republicans) won’t have any reason to support comprehensive immigration reform.” Kyl added that “In other words, they’re holding it (border security) hostage. They don’t want to secure the border unless and until it is combined with comprehensive immigration reform.” This, despite Kyl’s reminding Obama that both the President and Congress have a duty and a responsibility to secure the border—immigration “reform” notwithstanding. It follows, then, that anything that serves to enhance border security or otherwise combat illegal immigration runs counter to Obama’s agenda—so, he sics the Justice Department on Arizona.

In other words: in Obamaworld, the megalomaniac-in-chief’s political aims trump his Constitutional duties, federal law, the will of the people, and pretty much everything else.

Make sense, now?

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5 Responses to “A Tough Week for Logic”

  1. Lynne Z said

    Yesterday, WH mouthpiece, Gibbs claimed that Obama never said that to Bolden (yeah, right, sure). I do wish all the media, including Fox and talk radio, would stop calling Arizona’s law an “immigration law” – it’s not immigration they are fighting – it’s ILLEGALS! And now we have new reports that Hezbollah members are coming over the Mexican border too. I guess they also are willing to do work that Americans don’t wanna do … like kill Americans. Sheesh

    • Did you notice that all through Gibbs’s little song-and-dance routine he never actually denied that Obama had said that? (Nor did Obama.) That would be tantamount to calling Bolden a liar—and I suspect Bolden wouldn’t react well to such an allegation. Recall that private conversation between Senator John Kyl and Obama during which Kyl claims that Obama told him that he wouldn’t address border security before “comprehensive immigration reform” because if the border’s taken care of, Republicans in Congress wouldn’t have any reason to support Obama’s “reform” scheme. The only denials were issued by underlings who weren’t present at the time (Obama never commented).

      You’re right about the characterization of SB1070. I liken it, though, to the various names given to Obama’s health care fiasco (“health care insurance reform,” “health care reform,” “health reform,” etc.) I believe the newsies do that just to make it simpler to say—and don’t consider the implications.

  2. LarryZ said

    Jim,
    How dare you!! Why would you ever want to confront these issues with common sense,logic,practicality, or God forbid………HONESTY!! It is quite possible that many of us truly enjoy being caught up in this seemingly bad episode of the TWILITE ZONE we could aptly entitle…”The Erosion of America”
    It gives us something to talk about on the way to the Food Stamp Office!!
    LCZ

  3. The Mrs.... said

    Their “logic” escapes me. Totally.

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