Cafferty Slams Obama and Dems For Their Response To Arizona Immigration Law

CNN's Jack Cafferty on Monday slammed President Obama and the Democrats for their response to Arizona's new anti-illegal immigration law. 

"One poll finds 70 percent of Arizona voters support this new law, so hey, maybe we better do something, too," Cafferty sarcastically said on "The Situation Room."

"And like the lemmings they are when they smell a chance to score some political points," he continued, "and some of them need a lot of help with the midterms coming up, there is now talk of rushing immigration reform through Congress."

Shhh. Wait. There's more.

"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" (video follows with transcript and commentary, h/t HotAirPundit):

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?

I quite imagine this was an opinion not spoken by many mainstream media members since the bill was signed last Friday.

Bravo, Jack. Bravo! 

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.