The Left** loves its poster child bully talking points as much as any partisan. John Kerry’s little pussy whining that we can’t stop blaming Bush and start blaming Obama is classic. Cheney and Palin derangement disorders are also goodies. The one that is bothering me today is the constant flow of bullshit targeting Brewer,Arizona and 1070.
When it comes to Brewer there are two fashionable talking points from the left. the first is the semi-factual counter spin aimed at Brewers semi-factual spin. The latest salvo is the heralding of FBI and Arizona state crime stats. This is done seemingly to counter the grim war zone invasion rhetoric with truth. Well if one examines the stats as I have (Crime in Arizona 2009 Arizona Dept of Public Safety ) and take it all in with an awareness of Arizonas demographics you are,or should be unmoved. First and foremost the AzDPS doesn’t keep stats looking specifically at the crimes of illegals. Further the border area is a gray zone at best due to the presence and jurisdiction of feds. They do look at demographics though and on a % basis one could wager that some criminal activity is indeed open for impact if illegal Hispanics are targeted before they can commit crimes,crimes other than the fact that they are here illegally,committing fraud etc.
The second area where attacking Brewer seems to be gaining in vogue ground is in the messaging area. This too has some components to it.
First there are examples of contrasting her style to her predecessor,Janet Napolitano.The schizoid douchebag governor who failed to see the flood coming and chose to look the other way;however, did maintain the decades old Arizona line of “come to Arizona..it’s a dry heat.” and “Arizona: the grandeur of the Grand Canyon awaits”. She aligned herself to the Fed message that Brewer has chosen to confront.
Couple this to the boom riding wonking of unsustainable development and you can see where Brewer looks a bit silly flogging the headless desert corpses and kidnapping horses.The thing is though it is well documented that policies enacted in the 90’s to up the security at the Border funneled illegals of all types to the Arizona desert. It is a reality that there is a no go area of a national park (circa 2006,3500 acrs/80 miles!!) Arizona indeed has become a target area for illegal cross border activities.illegal activity at and across the Border is truly a man made disater and truly a reality.
Along the flogging line is the growing story that brewer painted Arizona into a corner and is now exhibiting corporate-esque hypocrisy. The pursuit of better PR looking to counter boycotts is the fodder.This line is pathetic. People in this camp would have you believe that Brewers observance that boycotts hurt the states most vulnerable is somehow contrary to being against illegals. Trust me…there isn’t a state in the Union that doesn’t have large amounts of legal socio-economic vulnerables. It is these folks the boycotts hurt and these folks Brewer doesn’t want crushed.
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** denotes that I am having a really hard time continuing my life buying into the traditional left/Right spectrum. It is used here for now while I work it out. As conventional political wisdom exists the left of center is indeed the worse offenders as pertains to the content and intent of this post.
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