Not The Protest The Moonbats Had Hoped For

The National Governor’s Association is in town and, as expected, there was a protest outside of the kickoff event at Fenway Park last night.  But it wasn’t the protest the moonbats had hoped for.  Instead of a sea of  Mexican flag-waving crazies protesting the Arizona immigration law and Jan Brewer’s presence, at least two thousand Massachusetts police officers were outside to protest their governor and host of the conference, Deval Patrick.

As many as 2,000 cops from across the state picketed the first night of the National Governors Association meeting in Boston, shouting “Dump Deval!” as busloads of VIPs arrived for a dinner at Fenway Park [map] hosted by Gov. Deval Patrick.

It was the first of two major protests police unions have planned for Patrick as he hosts the nation’s governors this weekend. Officers are angry over layoffs, cuts to the Quinn Bill educational stipend, the use of flagmen at road construction sites and what they see as a broken campaign promise to put 1,000 more cops on the streets.

“When he was running against (former Attorney General) Tom Reilly he needed us, so he tried to appease us,” said Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association president Thomas Nee. “Things are not getting better out there, they’re getting worse. We’re starting to see it every weekend.”

Video here.

One of Deval Patrick’s many broken campaign promises was to put 1000 more cops on the streets.  It’s been almost four years and instead of new cops heading to the police academy, veterans are getting pink slips. 

Together we can.

Rasmussen: 56% Oppose United States v. Arizona, 61% Are Down With a Similar Law In Their State

Raaaacists!

Voters by a two-to-one margin oppose the U.S. Justice Department’s decision to challenge the legality of Arizona’s new immigration law in federal court. Sixty-one percent (61%), in fact, favor passage of a law like Arizona’s in their own state, up six points from two months ago.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 28% of voters agree that the Justice Department should challenge the state law. Fifty-six percent (56%) disagree and another 16% are not sure.

These findings are unchanged from late May when the possibility of such a challenge first surfaced in news reports.

Eighty-six percent (86%) of all Likely Voters say the immigration issue is at least somewhat important to how they will vote for Congress this November, with 55% who say it is Very Important.

This is going to be a killer for many Democrats in November, but Barry & Co. couldn’t care less.  They have their eye on 2012 and must pander to the La Raza crowd for turnout and cash.

The Chicago Way

Barry channels his inner Capone.

Politics is a tough game. And there are few venues where it is tougher than the genteel neighborhoods and blighted wards of Chicago where Democrats have been practicing their own brand of groin kicking, blackjack clubbing, kneecapping, means of persuasion since before Al Capone had Mayor “Big Jim” Thompson in his pocket.

Case in point: Obama’s opponents just got blindsided by a hard right cross to the chin. Consider what just happened to Arizona Senator Jim Kyle who made the mild, and eminently reasonable suggestion that since the stimulus bill wasn’t working, perhaps it was a good idea to suspend its implementation before we waste any more hundreds of billions in taxpayer monies.

According to Jonathan Martin of Politico, Obama struck back with true Chicago political thuggery:

Earlier this week, the administration launched a coordinated effort to jam Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl, an Arizona Republican who’s argued that the government should “cancel the rest of the stimulus spending.” No fewer than four Cabinet secretaries wrote to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer – also a Republican – to ask her if she agreed with Kyl that it was time to turn off the state’s stimulus spigot.
“If you prefer to forfeit the money we are making available to your state, as Sen. Kyl suggests, please let me know,” wrote Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. For good measure, he attached a three-page addendum listing each of the Arizona projects paid for by the $521 million the state is getting.

Brewer knew she’d been thrown a high, hard one.

“The governor is hopeful that these federal Cabinet officials are not threatening to deny Arizona citizens the portion of federal stimulus funds to which they are entitled,” her spokesman said in a statement. “She believes that would be a tremendous mistake by the administration. And the governor is grateful for the strong leadership and representation that Arizonans enjoy in the United States Senate.”

Don’t blame Governor Brewer. Her reaction is the same as those unfortunates in Chicago who get this kind of treatment; grovel before the Machine. And note that Obama dispatched Ray LaHood, a nominal Republican, to do the dirty work. This also, is the Chicago Way; get a “friend” to slip the knife in if you can.

It is no accident there has never been a politician from Chicago elected president before Obama. The way the game is played there seemed too raw, too uncivilized for the national stage.

Until now.

Pretty soon Barry and Rahm will be sporting matching pinky rings.

Hat Tip:  Scipio