April 29th, 2010
Obama seems to distrust policemen
Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh blasted the Obama administration and other critics of the Arizona immigration law for being anti-police and ignoring the role that the rising tide of crime linked to illegals played in the formation of the law.
On his show Wednesday, Limbaugh pointed out that:
* The mainstream media has been notably silent on the violent protests against the law – unlike their coverage of the tea party movement – ignoring incidents of vandalism and other attacks on supporters of the law.
* President Obama and his administration has leaped to the conclusion that police would abuse the powers the law would give them while ignoring the fact that illegal immigrants are breaking the law.
* The sheer cost to taxpayers of illegals using local, state and federal welfare systems has been utterly ignored in the debate.
“I want to know where all the scrutiny from the media is on the anti-Arizona immigration law crowd,” Limbaugh said. “The tea parties were ridiculed and accused of things that they had not even done by President Clinton and President Obama.”
Limbaugh then talked about some of the violent scenes coming out of Arizona, pointing out that within the state the law has been enormously popular.
“I have a picture I’m holding in my formerly nicotine-stained fingers of a piñata with the face of Jan Brewer, the Arizona governor on it, who, by the way, has seen a huge poll bounce ever since she signed the law, more on that,” Limbaugh said. “You got some little kid beating the hell out of a piñata with the face of the governor on it. Where are all the stories of the violence? It’s a little kid beating up on this piñata.”
Limbaugh, alluding to the famous “beer summit” involving Henry Louis Gates and a Cambridge police officer, said that Obama still seems to harbor some animosity against police. The automatic assumption is that police will abuse the law, not that they are defending the public.