From some of those brave party people:
Democratic governors expressed “grave” concerns to White House officials this weekend about the Obama administration’s suit against Arizona’s new immigration law, warning it could cost the party in crucial elections this fall, The New York Times reported late Sunday.
The closed-door meeting took place at the National Governors Association in Boston on Saturday, according to two unnamed governors who spoke to the Times.
“Universally the governors are saying, ‘We’ve got to talk about jobs, and all of a sudden we have immigration going on,'” Gov. Phil Bredesen of Tennessee, a Democrat, was quoted as saying. “It is such a toxic subject, such an important time for Democrats.”
The suit is “toxic” because it will cause the Democrats to lose elections? What a remarkably wrongheaded view of things. This thinking is in concord with the statement by Hank Johnson of Georgia that Congress should pass a specific bill to ensure that Republicans are not elected.
The suit does show the citizenry that the Federal government does not care about the security of the states more than it cares about its own power. This dawning realization will tend to cause people to elect fellow freedom-loving individuals to positions of leadership at the state level to counteract (and perhaps reverse) the damage which is being done at the national level.
Perhaps the time is come for a few Democratic governors to consider the source of their authority: the federal government, or the people who elected them?