From the Politico's "Arena" - a forum for discussion of healthcare, but oddly enough, California democrat representative Linda Sanchez chimed in on Arizona's new anti-illegal immigration law in that forum. Hint: she doesn't like it.
"...say you’re out for your morning jog, you get called over by a policeman who then asks for your proof of citizenship. Since you just ran out of your house for a quick jog, you don’t have anything on your body but your iPod, so you’re arrested for failure of proof of citizenship and taken to jail and threatened with deportation. How do you feel now?"
I think your argument is pathetic. Perhaps Rep. Sanchez should actually read the law, a law that mirrors federal law; albeit, a law ignored by this third term of the Bush administration, which has nothing to do with police stopping joggers (or anyone else) willy-nilly and demanding proof of citizenship.
But, it's a tried-n-true scare tactic of Leftists to posit the most implausible improbability to undermine common sense. And if you disagree, you're obviously racist. This incongruous blather is what passes for political discourse in this country, citizens.
Two other democrats, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), who was arrested earlier this month in an immigration protest near the White House, and Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.), who has called for boycotts of business within Arizona (a bonehead cry he now regrets. Surprise!), joined Rep. Sanchez in opposition to this new Arizona law with their own published hyperbole in Politico's "Arena."
This trio of democrat politicians are also upset with polling data showing overwhelming support for the new law.
"Sanchez, who along with Gutierrez and Grijalva is a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, also criticized surveys whose wording she said was too abstract."
Must be the wrong kind of democracy for these Leftists.
There's no word on what the Congressional Caucasian Caucus has to say about these polls, though.
BTW: Obama's AG, Eric Holder, hasn't read the AZ law, either.