Jan Brewer Even Dumped on by Fox News Hosts for Declaring "Victory" in SB 1070 Ruling



When Governor Jan Brewer's being dumped on by her compadres at Fox News for something, it would seem to be an indication that she may not have the brightest idea about what's going on.

As we've pointed out a couple times since yesterday morning, Brewer declared the Supreme Court's decision on Senate Bill 1070 a "victory," which seemed odd, considering the high court said three out of four of the challenged provisions in the bill were unconstitutional.

The governor was basing her "victory" on the Supreme Court letting section 2(b) -- "papers please" -- stand, which she called the "heart" of the bill.

Brewer must not have gotten through much of the opinion, as the majority's opinion didn't quite say section 2(b) would last for good.

"There is a basic uncertainty about what the law means and how it will be enforced," the opinion penned by Justice Kennedy states. "At this stage, without the benefit of a definitive interpretation from the state courts, it would be inappropriate to assume §2(B) will be construed in a way that creates a conflict with federal law."

After checking out Brewer's press conference, even Fox News host Shepard Smith said he was "scratching [his] head" over the governor's comments.

Host "Judge Napolitano" didn't quite get it either.

"Look, she's a politician and she's trying to find some cover and trying to find some good news in this decision, which essentially guts the statute," he said.

Later in the segment, Napolitano said, "Well, I'm not sure what the governor was declaring victory about, other than perhaps for the political benefit of a politician declaring victory."

Check out the clip above, which is pretty accurate compared to some of the things said on TV news/opinion shows about the Supreme Court's decision.


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FratDawg23
FratDawg23

Mrs . Romney hinted Mitt might choose a woman VP... Scissor Hands/Brewer ? Scissor Hands/Bachmann ? If not a woman, how about another fun Alaskan... Scissor Hands/Levi Johnston 2012 ..

JE Texas
JE Texas

Are you talking about the American citizen that was pregnant  Hispanic and got slammed in her stomach three times because she wouldn't sit on top oft he car? or the one  where the police followed a Latina U.S. citizen a quarter of a mile to her home without flashing their lights. When she arrived home, they insisted that she stay in the car. The reason for the stop was a "non-functioning license plate light." After she tried to enter her home, officers took her to the ground, kneed her in the back and handcuffed her. She was brought to a Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) substation and cited for "disorderly conduct," which was later dismissed, according to the lawsuit. I don't think your friends would like this kind of treatment or thank them for the abuse of power. It sounds to me you support corruption, heck with the green card look what the law enforcement is doing to human beings

JE Texas
JE Texas

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2011-07-15-border-violence-main_n.htm All he knows how to do is puts on a shows and chases working immigrants boy that’s really hard right? Just get a bunch of goons and hit job suites. Wow I am impressed. You think you want a Sheriff that investigates real crimes not just immigrants but if your a racist by all means get those paperless workers they might make too much money. Me I wouldn't want to live in Nazi AZ and when they gain total power in AZ Its going to be to late to change your attitude -Immigrant population is a all time low in AZ but in MCSO jurisdiction: Violent Crime is up 69%; Murder is up 166%; Robbery is up 74%; Aggravated Assault is up 71%; Property Crime is up 26%; Burglary is up 25%; Larceny is up 31%; and Auto Theft is up 13%. So who are you going to blame now? It looks like Joe's system works if you want to increase crime.. He has in  Maricopa County  40,000 outstanding felony warrants - one for every 100 county residents. It has 61 percent of the state's population, but 73 percent of its un served felony warrants... Maricopa County has about four times the population as Pima County, but nearly 14 times as many outstanding felony warrants, despite Pima County's closer proximity to the Mexican border.

JE Texas
JE Texas

The only thing that has changed over the years is the hate in AZ and the lies and fear mongering by Brewer and Company. The immigrants were always there. But now they suddenly are the people doing all the wrong. Are you aware you have a lot of White power groups in AZ . They are hate groups, they do and cause a lot of ugliness and crimes- the difference is they are smarter don’t get caught and have connections to get them out of trouble. Have you ever thought your vandalism problem might be teenagers? As far as stealing your live stock where are they going to put them. You need to look at your neighbors. Why is everything blamed on immigrants is it because they cant defend themselves? This lady I was talking to said those immigrants are using food stamps , I asked her how she knew she said they spoke Spanish. So do a lot of American Latinos/Hispanics. Most immigrants are unarmed and they might take some water . I talked to some that asked for water and the American person pulled a shot gun on them. I bet that was you right?

JE Texas
JE Texas

And you really think these Nazi trained police are going to follow the law?? They will stop them left and right for looking the wrong way they will not be committing crimes.That will be the problem.  They will fill Brewer prison for profit and make her lots of money.. I hope that every American Hispanic that is pulled over sues the state for harassment. If Obama is giving passes let me know I have a lot of friends who need one. .AZ immigration population has been down for years the borders are more secure but still the people say nothing has changed. Brainwashed or convinced?? Its a fact that where there are a lot of immigrants the crime is lower,(not drug dealers ,or Zetas the workers) they don't want trouble. I live in Texas and have them all around my area we have no problems with them.We  see more American born Hispanics selling drugs&  in gangs in my area. But some people don't know the difference so.. With the white supremacist groups growing stronger all the time due to the ignorance of  gullible or uneducated - people just like they have in AZ isn't helping anything. Until people start realizing these people are being  used by political people to take attention away from all their corruption , greed, lies and every state has them. The fear mongering ,lies will continue as long as there are people willing to accept less than the truth. With all this money being spent for these prisons and deportation it could be used to help these people that have been here for years to get thier paperwork at a fraction of the cost.  http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2011-07-15-border-violence-main_n.htm http://www.usimmigrationsupport.org/crime-rates-immigrants.html  http://www.pfaw.org/rww-in-focus/citizenship-the-balance-how-anti-immigrant-activists-twist-the-facts-ignore-history-and#fair  http://www.tactical-life.com/online/news/studies-show-decrease-in-arizona-crime-rates-over-time/   http://immigrationpolicy.org/just-facts/racial-blame-game http://www.isreview.org/issues/73/feat-SB1070.shtml

JE Texas
JE Texas

They don't want them to be taken out of the state they want to house them in their prison for profit .Joe calls them all traffickers but the majority are workers they need that law to pass to fill those prisons. Kris will think of something else you watch they arent going to let all that money getaway

JE Texas
JE Texas

They are going to have to clean house when they get rid of Joe .You figure Joe knew what he was doing when he hired Kris Kobach to train the deputies. He had them trained for he wanted not for the people of AZ.Just like the cold case posse some  of them have records but I think they are chosen on whether  they think the same way he does not if they were law abiding.

Duke53
Duke53

 Arpaio belongs in his own jail.

Anon
Anon

google: SB1070 / Chuck Coughlin / High Ground lobbyists / Kris Koblach / illegal immigrants for $$'s / brewer

Anon
Anon

Teftwo, You're right. Stop the private prison corporation "take-over" of Arizona. SB1070 created by the private prison corporations using illegal immigrants for $$'s. These immigrants have been leaving the state for years. There is no work in Arizona for them or any other working class person. Who the H-- even wants to step foot in this state? 

Anon
Anon

where are the indictments?

Anon
Anon

The racist leaders are destroying Arizona while wasting millions of taxpayer $$'s like nothing more than toilet paper. Wake up folks, you're being used.

Anon
Anon

The GOP can't get beyond sound-bytes for votes. Doesn't matter if they're lies or pure ignorance.

Anon
Anon

What these racists don't seem to understand, is the harsh laws they want for the people they hate, apply to all the people, therefore have taken our rights away. 

Anon
Anon

Tommy Collins, You hit it out of the ballpark!

Anon
Anon

itc, It's time to move.

Teftwo
Teftwo

Hey, I am all for illegal immigrants of all nationalities being deported back to ones home country, however, to say that all Mexicans are bad people is unjustified.

Teftwo
Teftwo

The point is they should not be here.  If they are not here then those employing such staff would need to find their help from a pool of people here legally.  Remove the illegals and this is a non-issue.  The fact that people take advantage of the cheap labor of illegals does not justify or legalize the illegals right to be here.  This is not a difficult concept to understand.

Teftwo
Teftwo

My appologies...I did not get the reference. 

Beenthere409
Beenthere409

There are way too many folks here in Arizona having someone mow their lawns,taking care of their kids and cooking the very food some folks eat every day who are not here legally.  Unless your suggesting that those who employ pack their bags and follow those not here legally, the plan will not work.

Anon
Anon

Time to dump out of state Kansas Kris Koblach out of Arizona politics, wasting our taxpayer $$'s. Wake up folks!

Masked Magician
Masked Magician

Don't forget that Mitt hired illegal immigrants to mow his lawn in Belmont, MA... Donald Trump would make a better candidate if he hadn't decided to quit the race, and even Trump has egg on his face after pandering to the birther bullshit.

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