Officials in the Obama administration are urging the extraordinary step of suing Arizona over its new immigration law, and the Justice Department is considering such an action to block the legislation from taking effect, government officials said Wednesday.Go ahead. Make my day.
I hope the tinhorn Emperor and his warlords file the suit. Not, of course, for their reasons, but because the blowback on them will be spectacular.
If this were about some obscure law only political junkies were interested in, the federales might get away with it. Not so in this case. Arizona's stand against the Mexican Invasion, which several presidential administrations have winked at, will carry on being big news. And a politicized Justice Department suing the state will be a blockbuster.
Naturally the mainstream media will relate the story with their usual evasions, selective reporting, stories about poor Josefina and her 19 anchor babies having to move to another state to get their welfare benefits, and cheerleading for Washington showing who's boss. But relate it the media will, no more able to ignore it than a drunk can ignore a bottle of whiskey. You'll hear about it, see it, and read about it till your head can hold no more. This isn't a sneaky bit of manipulation the Emperor can pull off in the dead of night. It will be as prominent as a strip-tease in a church.
Americans don't like bullies. And even if they liked bullies, they wouldn't like big government bullies. And even if they liked big government bullies, they wouldn't like big government bullies who beat up their own citizens. And even if they liked big government bullies who beat up their own citizens, they wouldn't like big government bullies who beat up their own citizens and who follow orders from a president who hates his adopted country.
This could be another turning point in the struggle of individuals, localities, and states for self-determination against the Washington commissariat.