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GOVERNOR BREWER’S NUMBERS JUMP

Posted by Andrew Roman on April 29, 2010

If you are politician facing an upcoming election, and you’re trying to figure out how best to boost your poll numbers, one option might be (as outrageous as it might sound) to pay attention to what the people who make up your constituency are saying.

Shocking, I know … but a concept worth visiting on occasion.

The citizens of the great state of Arizona have been demanding for a long time that something be done about the influx of illegal aliens and drugs across the state’s southern border with Mexico. They’ve had to withstand more than their fair share of lip service from sham-hawking public officials and pecksniffering crap-merchants who pledge to do something about it, but never do.

In the end – as always – the people wind up getting the shaft and are left listening to endless debates about “comprehensive” this and “path to citizenship” that. They’ve seen crimes committed in their communities at the hands of these illegals – including murder – with little or no response (outside of tedious platitudes) from government.

Governor Jan Brewer decided to finally do something about it.

And just like that, her approval rating has shot up.

Imagine that.

From Rasmussen:

Last week, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed an immigration law that launched a national debate. It has also at least temporarily helped her own chances of remaining Arizona’s governor.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in the state shows that 56% now approve of the way Brewer is performing her role as governor. Two weeks ago, just 40% offered their approval.

The bounce in the polls is also evident in new numbers on the November election. If Brewer is the Republican nominee, she would get 48% of the vote while her likely Democratic opponent, State Attorney General Terry Goddard, would attract 40%. Two weeks ago, it was Brewer 44% and Goddard 40%. Goddard is an outspoken opponent of the new law.

As with all poll bounces, it remains to be seen whether this is a temporary spike in support for the governor or if it signifies a lasting change in the race.

With 70% of Arizonians supporting the new illegal immigration bill – including a little more than half of Democrats in that state – Brewer’s bolstered numbers won’t be diminishing any time soon.

The people are, indeed, pushing back.

The attempt by Democrats to deflect attention from themselves and their Marxist-like goals of bringing every facet of American life under the awning of the federal government is not going to have the desired effect. Trying to shift focus from the unsustainable expansions of government they are implementing, and their continued efforts to replace our liberty with their warm, nestling bosom is going to backfire.

Hypothetically, it would be a setback for conservatism (and this country) if the national focus was, indeed, diverted from the never-ending cavalcade of Democrat disasters – and the ever-growing momentum to defeat them in November – to the repulsive straw men created by them and their throngs of desperate race-baiting demons fuelling the immigration debate.

But I don’t see that happening.

Democrats, liberals, leftists and all of the other children who believe it is a political winner to show more concern for people who are here illegally than the citizens of their own country had better think again. Those who go rummaging through the fecal matter of their minds to compare the passage of the Arizona law to acts of terrorism – like Jesse Jackson did – or the obligatory parallels to Nazi Germany – already proferred by countless pundits, bloggers and moonbats – had best rethink their strategies.

They sound like ill-educated, emotionally-driven, uninformed asses.

Cheapening words will not win the day. Not this time.

I welcome the race-baiters, ethnicity-obsessed-victicrats, and bigots of all stripes across the land to stage whatever rallies and protests they want in however many cities they desire. It won’t change a damn thing and will accomplish nothing – unlike the Tea Party movement, which has Democrats shaking in their thongs.

It’s a foregone conclusion that they will get far more coverage in the mainstream media than the Tea Parties, so what’s the difference?

Let them have at it.

The questions to be asked are: How many swastikas will we see at these rallies? How many of these people will be depicted as “angry?” Will dissent suddenly be cool again?

Incidentally, since when is asking people who are reasonably suspected of being here illegally for their documentation akin to behaving like Nazis? Aren’t legal immigrants required to have paperwork, subject to inspection?

Is having my backpack randomly searched by New York City cops before going on the subway also reminiscent of Nazi Germany?

Is spending four hours taking off my shoes and belt at the airport screening station just like being herded onto the train bound for Treblinka?

Is being frisked at the gates of Citi Field before seeing a Mets game the American equivalent to being rounded up by Hitler’s henchmen?

I love when libs use the word “Nazi.”

How is it that race-based quotas for schools, the takeover of the American health care delivery system (as well as banks and car companies), the push to regulate salt, the seizure of the federal school loan program, the public ostracizing of dissenters, the request that people opposed to Obama be reported to the government, the utter and complete disregard of the will of the people, and the confiscation of even more private property through increased taxation is not seen as Nazi-like, but doing something about controlling illegal immigration – not legal immigration, mind you, but illegal immigration – somehow invokes images of Hitler’s Father Land?

The Arizona law is simply about actually – finally – enforcing laws that already exist.

How dare they.

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