Cafferty: Obama's Threat to Challenge Arizona's Immigration Law 'Utterly Absurd'

For the second time in three days CNN's Jack Cafferty went after the White House for its response to Arizona's new anti-illegal immigration law.

"The Obama administration says it might challenge Arizona's new law in court," Cafferty said during Wednesday's "Situation Room."

"They're apparently concerned the law would take away resources needed to target criminals," he continued.

"How utterly absurd. There are 460,000 illegal aliens currently inside Arizona's borders, and the reason they're there is that the federal government refuses to enforce our immigration laws" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

JACK CAFFERTY, CNN ANCHOR: Arizona's tough new immigration law hasn't even gone into effect yet and it's already working. Mexico has issued an alert for Mexicans traveling to Arizona. Mexico urging its citizens to be careful that they may be harassed and questioned without further cause at any time should they go to Arizona.

That's not the case at all, of course, but it's ironic, isn't it? Travel warnings usually work the other way around with various countries warning their citizens not to go to Mexico because of all of the drug-related violence there.

However, no good deed goes unpunished. The Obama administration says it might challenge Arizona's new law in court. They're apparently concerned the law would take away resources needed to target criminals.

How utterly absurd. There are 460,000 illegal aliens currently inside Arizona's borders, and the reason they're there is that the federal government refuses to enforce our immigration laws.

Meanwhile, seven members of the Los Angeles city council have signed a proposal to refrain from the city of Los Angeles -- to refrain from conducting business in Arizona. And San Francisco's mayor has imposed an immediate moratorium on city-related travel to Arizona.

That Arizona's governor Jan Brewer says she's not worried about possible boycotts and she points out the new laws about the safety of Arizona's citizens. And she's getting support from at least one legislator in Texas who wants the Lone Star State to pass a similar law.

Shouldn't President Obama be embarrassed by some of this? This is a federal job. They're not doing it.

Here's the question: Is it a good thing that Mexico is issuing a travel alert over Arizona's new immigration law? Go to CNN.com/caffertyfile and post a comment on my blog.

Yikes. What's gotten into Jack?

On Monday he called the Democrats "lemmings" and Obama "misguided."

If he keeps this up, MSNBCers are going to start calling CNN "Fixed News."

Of course, let's hope he does. 

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