Doug Ducey's New Ad Claims "Arizonans," Not Obama, Will Get Job Done on Immigration: Why That's Bull
Putting the jerk in knee-jerk, Arizona State Treasurer and Republican gubernatorial hopeful Doug Ducey has rolled out a new TV ad, trying like heck to look tough on the border.
That's no small task for a guy who either has the world's worst barber or the world's worst toupee, I'm not sure which.
Plus, with that cottonmouth Toledo speech-impediment of his, an unholy hybrid between a Midwest and back East accent, the ex-ice cream mogul comes off as a guy trying to sell you two scoops with all the fixins.
In other words, General Stormin' Norman Schwarzkopf, he ain't.
Ducey, pretending that he can do something about the border in this latest ad
Apparently Ducey missed the U.S. Supreme Court's 2012 decision on Arizona's noxious "attrition through enforcement" law, Senate Bill 1070, where the court reaffirmed the federal government's "broad, undoubted power over the subject of immigration and the status of aliens," declaring that the "federal power to determine immigration policy is well settled."
And yet, Ducey in this commercial asserts that he can do something differently regarding immigration.
First, he calls the transportation of migrants to Arizona by the feds, "inhumane and unacceptable."
Which depends on your point of view, I guess. If you're some Central American kid who hopped a train through Mexico, then crossed the Rio Grande into the U.S. because you were afraid of getting raped, maimed or killed by gangs in your home country, Border Patrol custody probably seems like heaven on earth.
Anyway, Ducey tells us that,
"Our southern border remains wide open and unprotected. As governor, I'll fight back with every resource at my command. Fencing, satellites, guardsmen, more police and prosecutors. We'll get this done."
Um, satellites? Does Ducey have a rocket launcher parked behind his mansion?