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Cafferty Calls It Like It Is

I’m not a big fan of CNN’s Jack Cafferty but he hit this one out of the park.  I have said that the only thing controversial about Arizona passing an immigration law that essentially mirrors the federal immigration law is that they were forced into this position because the government failed to do their job when it comes to the enforcing the federal law.

It was actually refreshing to finally see someone other than conservative talk radio call it like it is.  Read what Mr. Cafferty had to say about the Arizona law and the games our government is playing.

JACK CAFFERTY: So Arizona passes a tough law against illegal immigration and suddenly they’ve got Washington’s attention.  One poll finds 70 percent of Arizona voters support this new law, so hey, maybe we better do something, too.  And like the lemmings they are when they smell a chance to score some political points, and some of them need a lot of help with the midterms coming up, there is now talk of rushing immigration reform through Congress. President Obama called the Arizona law misguided.  What’s misguided, Mr. President, is the federal government’s ongoing refusal to enforce the laws that are already on the books.  Read the Arizona law.  Parts of it are word-for-word the same as the federal statutes which continue to be all but ignored.  Now we’re hear all sorts of blathering from our Washington gerbils about the need for a new federal law.  There’ll be news conferences and interviews and committee hearings and draft legislation and polling, all the usual carnival acts that accompany any hot button Washington issue.  Instead of simply closing the borders and enforcing the existing law so they could turn their attention to something like the national debt and the fact that the country is bankrupt, instead we’re going to get this freak show.  Washington’s position on illegal immigration is patently dishonest from the top down.  No enforcement, no border security.  Just pandering to the Hispanic voters and the corporations that hire the illegals.  And then, when one of our states that’s being ravaged by the presence of 460,000 illegal aliens inside its borders does something about it, the President says that’s misguided.  What a shame.  Here’s the question: Will the federal government ever enforce our immigration laws?

In the end I believe this is just another distraction that the Democrats are capitalizing on to change the subject and divert attention from the financial reform bill slithering its way through the halls of congress.  While all eyes are on Arizona, the biggest piece of financial reform legislation (over 1,300 pages long) since the Great Depression is being debated in Congress.  The Republicans have twice held the line not to open debate on the floor.  They feel that this bill expands the role of government far too much and overall threatens the foundation of our free market system.  This piece of legislation is framed in the Keynesian model for steering the financial industry in the direction the government wants it to go.  To quote Joe Biden; this is a BFD; so we had better be paying attention.

We need to keep our eye on the ball folks.  I applaud Jack Cafferty for calling it like it is, but that’s where it ends for me.  There are more important matters going on in Washington DC these days that we need to stay engaged and focused on. This is a bill that was crafted by Chris Dodd and is being pushed hard by President Obama.  That should be enough to set off the warning alarms.  Without our free market system and capitalism we will have little hope to break free from our current economic troubles.

You can read the text of the bill here.

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Filed under: Financial Reform, Immigration, Jack Cafferty, President Obama

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  • LD Jackson April 28, 2010 at 5:59 AM

    He is going to get himself into trouble, talking like that about the President. He is telling it like it is, though, as you said.

    One thing I will add to this, the President is not being honest in his discussion about the Arizona immigration law. He is using some very tough rhetoric and saying some things that are simply not true.

  • TRESTIN MEACHAM April 28, 2010 at 6:17 AM

    Great video. However I have to disagree that this is a distraction. The immigration battle is 10 times more important than health care was. If they are allowed to pass their immigration reforms they will have about 20 million new voters. We would likely lose in November and 2012. The immigration issue will decide the fate of our republic more than any issue.

  • John Carey April 28, 2010 at 4:44 PM

    Thanks for the comment LD. I think this is all smoke and mirrors. I agree the Cafferty might get a bit of a butt chewing, but who really watches CNN anymore.

  • John Carey April 28, 2010 at 4:50 PM

    Trestin I do agree that the immigration issue is something we need to keep an eye on because it is very important, but I believe this time it is just an action to fire up the base. I don 't think they'll have enough time before the November elections to address immigration, because both parties know how toxic the issue is. However I feel that it is a bit strange that all this outrage and attention just happens to be the week that this financial reform bill is up for debate in congress. This bill if passed will have far reaching consquences for our free market system. It will directly impact us for the long term. Remember this is a bill that a Marxist President supports and a tax cheat crafted. That too is a toxic combination we need to worry about.

    Thanks for the comments.