Is Jan Brewer Reponding to SB 1070 Critics With "Pure Politics"?

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SB 1070 crusader or political gamesman?
In the last couple of months, Governor Jan Brewer has issued official responses to two parties critical of Senate Bill 1070, brushing both of as mere "political" ploys.

The first was New York Democratic Senator Charles Schumer, who asked Brewer to show up to his Senate subcommittee hearing on immigration in April and answer a few questions about her support of the anti-immigration law.

Brewer's press secretary referred to Schumer's request as a "publicity stunt," while the governor's official response to Schumer referred to "gamesmanship."

Brewer writes that it's "inappropriate" for her to testify before Congress the day before SB 1070 goes before the Supreme Court, but indirectly responded to some of the questions Schumer had in a letter.

Then there are the legal briefs that just about everyone and their grandmother have been filing to the Supreme Court.

California and 10 other states signed onto one brief, which Brewer dismissed as "pure politics."

"This legal filing is pure politics and takes tortured logic and rank hypocrisy to new levels," Brewer said. "The brief filed by California and 10 other states opposing SB 1070 begins by noting that they each 'have a wide variety of laws affecting all persons within their borders' and 'seek to preserve their authority to enact and enforce such laws, even as applied to immigrants.'

What exactly Brewer didn't like about the states' brief isn't clear, but she did make it clear she wasn't even going to respond to the whole thing.

"This amicus brief contains more misstatements and misrepresentations than I care to respond to here," she said. "As with many state laws, SB 1070 is written to mirror -- rather than supplant -- existing federal immigration law. Deportation efforts remain the sole purview of the federal government."

With Brewer responding to criticism of SB 1070 with non-responses, is she the one that's engaged in "pure politics"?

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DJ Roomba
DJ Roomba

How sublime is it that you can just assert that her response is a "non-response", without any analysis, then you ask your freshly-primed readers, "since she is responding with non-responses, is she playing pure politics?"

This kind of manipulation just clues in the more astute readers that the purpose of this piece is to shape public opinion toward your personal agenda, not to make a point, or ask readers an honest question, or anything else. It makes it hard to take anything you're saying seriously.

Thank god there aren't enough of those astute readers for it to make any difference, right?

Royalphoenix2
Royalphoenix2

Gov. glug glug, can't read past the 8th grade level...nuff said. peace

Peter Clark
Peter Clark

Another one sided BS article in this rag paper..Didn't notice you asking the same question of Obama when he sued a state for doing the feds job!..Brewer won re-election by a wide margin 17 months ago,and this law has WIDE national support,and the SCOTUS has overturned all 3 previous cases on immigration enforcement,the 9th Circuit Court ruled on in the last decade..Get used to our laws being enforced.You will never see a day they are not!!

Bobby
Bobby

The people commenting here on Brewer have a case of "inverted thinking". It is not Brewer who is playing politics here, it is the 10 treasonous states and the treasonous leaders of those states, who are disputing the validity of SB1070 WHICH IS NOTHING MORE OR LESS A PART OF "EXISTING U.S. IMMIGRATION LAW". The democrat politicians that run California for instance, are in criminal violation of enforcing existing immigration laws. But they have gone further and are ignoring illegal aliens that drive without a license. So when California, the biggest of the 10 treaonous states is trying to lecture the governor of Arizona, it's a BIG JOKE. Criminal states have no business lecturing anyone.

DNichols
DNichols

Brewer dosen't want any Hard Working Hispanic Immigrants in Arizona, but Knife Point Rapist like Her Son Ron get $75,000.00 Reward for their Heinous crimes by Defrauding Social Security.

"We are a Land of Laws, all Laws."
Brain Dead Brewer

Just not Social Security Fraud Laws which She Trampeled!

Or Electoral Rigging/Manipulating like Russell Pearce, His Brother, Two Neices, a Tea Party Official, and of course "Sham Candidate" Mrs. Cortez just Trampeled.

All involved in both of the listed Crimes above should be Investigated, and Charged with their Felonys!

And of course the Fiesta Bowl Dirty Thirty, did they report their accepted Bribes on their Taxes?

Good thing Arizona's Lame A.G. covers fellow Politicians Butts.

To: Justice in Arizona?

The Real David saint
The Real David saint

"This amicus brief contains more misstatements and misrepresentations than I care to respond to here,"..lol more like the there wasnt a teleprompter available and her drunk ass couldnt remember the one thing it probably was....

Norman
Norman

"tortured logic" ? or she actually meant "torturing logic" to her brain :)

Hypocrisy sucks
Hypocrisy sucks

Ah, New Times: the fountainhead of hypocrisy - Goldman divests Voice investment over sex ads
A private equity fund run by Goldman Sachs Group Inc, under fire over its business ethics, has agreed to sell back its stake in a media company that critics say facilitates sex trafficking. 
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46... 

Truth to Power
Truth to Power

If anyone actually read Brewer's book, it's nothing BUT politics. It certainly contains few facts.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Of course she won't respond. A response would require her to use words that have more than four letters  which is beyond her linguistic skill level.

Ballzcowboy
Ballzcowboy

 Peter, where ever you are from, GO BACK. Being a forth generation Arizonan I am ashamed of what new comers are attempting. After over sixty years I finally had enough and moved to Mexico to live in peace. Brewer did not win her governorship, she assented to it. She didn't stand a chance at reelection until she joined the hate mongers stirred up by CCA and other corporations profiting from border issues. In my opinion if SCOTUS doesn't stop all the hate aimed at our peaceful neighbors south of the broder, God will!  

Bobby
Bobby

Thanks Peter. These vipers, and denizens of snake pits like Charles, I've never met a Wall Street lobbyist I didn't like Schumer," got their clocks cleaned by the governor of Arizona, who is distinguised from the rest of the treasonous lawless governors in state after state.

BleenGloob
BleenGloob

This goes for you too Petey..............It's time to get back to work cleaning those glory holes. This is a right to work state, no unions and you get minimum wage, no paid vacations, 30 minutes for lunch, no health insurance and 2 crappy short breaks to make posts. You've exceeded your break time, now get back to work. If you've got time to lean, you've got time to clean. The next time you're going to get written up.

BleenGloob
BleenGloob

Ok Booby..............It's time to get back to work cleaning those glory holes. This is a right to work state, no unions and you get minimum wage, no paid vacations 30 minutes for lunch, no health insurance and 2 crappy short breaks to make posts. You've exceeded your break time, now get back to work. If you've got time to lean, you've got time to clean. The next time your going to get written up.

narizona
narizona

Your post is soo right on!

Bobby
Bobby

No lawabiding American citizen wants any hardworking hispanic(read mexican) citizens in Arizona, if they are in Arizona without permission--illegally. Get it? It's called immigration law in MExico to bud.

Jim
Jim

So are you saying your against the mentally challenged?

Bobby
Bobby

P.S. Mexico in the same breath as  Peacefull neighbors!!????

Where you been living for the last thirty years cowboy, Siberia??

Bobby
Bobby

Your'e some kind of work.Thank the Lord Americans like you, if you even are American, moved to Mexico. Now AMERICANS have less interference from traitors like you in trying to clean up their state from all the criminal crap Mexico has burdened it with, I.D. thieves, murderers, child molesters, drug dealers, welfare scammers, and every type of drain on Americans, both spiritually and materially imaginable. GOOD RIDDANCE. ADIOS!   

BleenGloob
BleenGloob

You didn't like Schumer because he said you were a lousy employee at the Acme Glory Hole Cleaning Company. Schumer disclosed that you had a poor work record, your quality of cleaning was bad and you took way too long on your breaks using company time posting long messages on web sites criticizing people that you don't agree with.

Bobby
Bobby

How serious can anyone get about someone fixated on Glory Holes? Go back to your beer and watching your porn movies.

Bobby
Bobby

BleenGloob, sounds like a name that someone has who loves cleaning Glory Holes. Get to it boy.

Bobby
Bobby

Not by you fool.

BleenGloob
BleenGloob

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, your sooooooooooooooooo1970's.................LOL

BleenGloob
BleenGloob

Bobigotby, I sees yer a card carryin' member of the KKK.  Yeeha!

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

 I'm only against them being Governor, or a member of the legislature. The trouble is, in Arizona, like elects like.

Jason Cox
Jason Cox

Yeah.... That is _e_x_a_c_t_l_y_ what he is saying.... 

Ballzcowboy
Ballzcowboy

 Bobby you can head back to where you are from too! The true reasons for the issues with the border have nothing to do with our neighbors. I lived in Phoenix for my entire life until becoming feed up with all the hate spewing from new comers. America's failed war on drugs has caused so much needless heartache and hate besides costing more hundreds of billions than can be counted. CCA's recent profit driven motive on drugs and illegals is unacceptable.

We we stole the bottom half of the state from Mexico and the short changed them in buying the other half. Splitting  up families who have been here for decades is just plain sinful.

BleenGloob
BleenGloob

Booby..........man you gotta do something about that bad breath you have. We know that your toothbrush isn't working very well since your teeth are all yellow and crusty and a bunch of them are missing. Ballzcowboy had to move out of Aridzona because your breath was so bad. Maybe you should use some breath mints. You can find them at the bottom of the urinal by the drain. Start chewin".............................................LOL

Royalphoenix2
Royalphoenix2

Bobby,When did you say Eric Holder is going to trial for International Arms Smuggling ? Per capita homocides are almost equal between the USA and Mexico. Three homocides in Maricopa county this past weekend. peace

Ballzcowboy
Ballzcowboy

 Bobby you closed mind SOB. I am a war VET who earned my seat a long time ago. A traitor? Read the constitution. I have no need or reason to lock my house or truck down here, that anywhere in Arizona. Way to many folks like you have spoiled what I always felt was the Great State of Arizona. So...just shut up and go back home, and soon.

BleenGloob
BleenGloob

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.................Beer

BleenGloob
BleenGloob

Booby, you need to stop using that toilet bowl brush to brush your teeth. You can tell it doen't work well. Your teeth are yellow and crusty and a bunch of them are missing. You'd have the money to buy a REAL tooth brush if you were a union member.

BleenGloob
BleenGloob

You openly admit you are screwing around when you are supposed to be working, This is very interesting .Now we now what right-wing-nutz do at work, they don't work. Get back to  work Booby. You need to scrub harder and faster. Those glory holes are waiting to be clean and shiney.

BleenGloob
BleenGloob

Sorry Bobigotby, all I have is my library card. It lets me take out books. You know what they are, right? I know you've burned enough of them because they have knowledge and many say things you don't like.  Ohhhhhhh, before I go, there is a white sale at linens and things. You can get new pillow cases to cut eyeholes in  and new sheets too for your rallies that you go to. Yeeha!

Bobby
Bobby

And you, a card carrying member of MECHA, LA RAZA.? Thel tan klan?

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