Well, at least Obama can likely take credit for creating or saving one job: that of Arizona Governor Jan Brewer. Once floundering, she is now enjoying a 55% approval rating and is likely to be re-elected. This is partially based on the fact that she, like many conservative women in the forefront these days, actually has a spine and is willing to speak out and tell it like it is. It is also partially based on President Obama’s own woeful incompetence, as epitomized in Jan Brewer’s new ad (via Hot Air):
A partial transcript reads as follows:
Two weeks ago I met with President Obama. He promised that we would get word from his administration on what they were going to do to secure the border. Well, we finally got the message… These signs!
These signs calling our desert an active drug and human smuggling area. These signs warning people of danger and telling them to stay away.
We’re 80 miles away from the border and only 30 miles away from Arizona’s capital. This is an outrage!
Washington says our border is as safe as it has ever been. Does this look safe to you?
What is our country coming to? We will not surrender any part of Arizona. We need to stand up and demand action!
Washington is broken Mr. President. Do your job! Secure our borders! Arizona and the nation are waiting!
President Obama tried to avoid speaking with Governor Brewer altogether at first, and when he finally did so, he lied. Which isn’t really surprising. You can tell when he’s lying because his lips are moving. He promised to address the issue in detail within two weeks — more than three weeks ago. All Governor Brewer has received is the deafening sound of crickets.
And, you know, sternly worded signs. That actually demonize Arizona and tacitly cede parts of it’s land, creating a no-man’s land. For Americans.
In addition, it now appears that the also incompetent Obama Justice Department plans to sue Arizona over their illegal immigration bill, which was necessitated primarily by the federal government’s failure to do it’s job. A job that President Obama is constitutionally mandated to perform. Topped off by the appointing of a Harold Hurtt, a man who has in the past sneered contemptuously at immigration laws, to a local and federal coordinator position at ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement). The agency that is meant to enforce the very laws that Hurtt himself dismisses.
No big whoop to Obama. I suppose it doesn’t matter to him, since there aren’t many golf courses along Arizona’s border. Priorities!
Heck of a job, Barry. Heck of a job.