Obama’s War on the West

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“Why do they hate us?” It’s a burning question on the minds of border-dwelling taxpayers, small-business owners, farmers, and Rocky Mountain oil and gas industry workers suffering under punitive Democrat policies. Eighteen months into the Barack Obama administration, the war on the American West is in full swing.

The first battlefront: immigration. On Wednesday, Senate Democrats rejected a GOP amendment banning the use of federal funds to participate in any litigation against the new Arizona immigration enforcement law.

“Our federal government should be doing its job to secure our borders rather than trying to bully and intimidate the people of Arizona,” argued Republican amendment sponsor Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina. “We should not be suing and really hassling the people of Arizona for doing what we should be doing here, and that’s protecting the citizenry.”

All but five Senate Democrats (Indiana’s Evan Bayh took a pass and didn’t vote) sided with the anti-Arizona Obama administration — and against not only a majority of Arizonans, but a majority of Americans who support the state’s effort to restore order on the chaotic southern border and protect American workers facing double-digit unemployment.

Several House Democrats have actively lobbied to boycott Arizona and crush its economy — most notably, southern Arizona’s own Democrat Rep. Raul Grijalva, who urged civic, religious and political groups to take their convention dollars elsewhere.

“Do not do business with this state,” Grijalva told open-borders zealots bent on punishing law-abiding citizens to “send a message.”

For its part, the Obama Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division has targeted Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio for more than a year over his strict enforcement policies against illegal alien criminals. The hell-bent Civil Rights Division is helmed by veteran illegal immigration advocate Thomas Perez, who has lobbied for driver’s licenses, in-state tuition discounts and blanket amnesty for millions of border-jumpers, visa overstayers and deportation fugitives.

Arizona’s neighbor to the north, Utah, is under fire by a different set of left-wing bureaucrats. When Interior Secretary Ken Salazar isn’t busy destroying jobs through his radical offshore drilling moratorium, he’s been blocking onshore development and wreaking havoc on the Beehive State’s energy industry.

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  • Stephen D.

    We can't harvest the oil reserves!! What's wrong with you folks? If WE get them, there won't be enough to give to Soros to "redistribute" worldwide. Geesh, you'd think you still believed their concern is for the environment. Hahh! If these reserves could buy them more power they would harvest it. But, if they contribute to a demoralized populace and a deeping depressed economy, the oil staying in the ground is money in the bank for them. This is all good…if you're a socialist!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/The_Inquisitor The_Inquisitor

    "All but five Senate Democrats (Indiana’s Evan Bayh took a pass and didn’t vote) sided with the anti-Arizona Obama administration — and against not only a majority of Arizonans, but a majority of Americans …"

    Getting elected is simply a ticket to membership in the ruling class. That is why we cannot settle for the lesser of two evils at election time.

  • jacob

    We need new people in Congress regardless, PEOPLE THAT CAN'T BE "CONVINCED" TO TOW OBAMA's LINE AFTER A FLIGHT ON AIR FORCE ONE and the only ones that can achieve it are TEA PARTY people and never professional politicians regardless of affiliatio…

    It is time to end federal govmt. dictatorship once and for all

    Come November, let the people regain the Congress and keep the rascals out forever

  • Jean

    I love you, Michelle.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/Wesley69 Wesley69

    Didn't you know, these western states and Texas are going back to Mexico. Obama may try holding onto California since it votes Democratic.

  • http://mycubavisit.com Christopher

    stupid racist flyover states

  • Lauramaern

    Arizona needs to fix their own democratic party…

  • Guest

    In earlier, less PC days, there were times when an irate populace went down to the legislative buildings, or the courthouse, ousted the lawmakers or justices from their chambers, brought them out into the light of the public square, tarred and feathered them, and rode them out of town on a rail to show them the peoples' disapproval of their actions.

    • lovezion

      What would it for us, 21st century citizens to do just that??? It sounds precious, not costly and fast action. I like it! :o)