"They want chaos. They want a larger voting base as far as I’m concerned and they want the illegal immigration to continue.
Now they’ll have all the illegals and they can all do whatever they want and register to vote. Although it’s illegal if you’re not a citizen to register. But they’re not enforcing the law so what is going to happen to them? He’s looking for votes."
- From Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, in remarks she made about President Obama on the same day the Supreme Court struck down three of the four provisions of Arizona's contentious immigration legislation (SB1070). Incidentally, the Court upheld the most controversial element of the law, the "show me your papers" component.
Is it just me or has Governor Brewer become more brazen in her blatantly disrespectful treatment of Barack Obama, the duly elected President of these United States?
Remember this picture of Brewer wagging her finger in President Obama's face like he's a little league umpire who just called her kid out on strikes?
|Brewer attempting to call down the President|
on the tarmac during his visit to Arizona.
Civility and graciousness in political discussions should be a universal goal, and between elected professionals who must work together to govern our nation, it should be mandatory.
That is not to say that Bill Maher who is a comedian, not a politician, can't say mean funny things about Sarah Palin, or that Rush Limbaugh, who is a rhetorical masturbator - but not a politician, can't give a clever nickname to Nancy Pelosi.
Elected politicians, though, should be more thoughtful in choosing their words, particularly those governors who are prone to running off at the mouth and making public allegations that imply illegal activity on the part of other politicians - and especially, when the other politician holds the title PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
Governor Brewer's repeated disrespect for President Obama really pushes my buttons - but I feel that may be obvious by now?
As I said though, we should all strive to be more tactful and courteous in our political discourse. That's why I decided on the headline above, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer Is Pissing Me Off, instead of these alternate titles that I briefly considered for this post, but ultimately rejected.
Jan Brewer - Who the Fuck Do You Think You Are?
Would Someone Please Have Sex With Arizona Governor Jan Brewer?
Governor Jan Brewer - Disrespecting President Obama Almost As Much As She Disrespects Hispanic-Americans
Sorry Arizona, I Guess Stupid Bitchville Already Had a Governor
Hey Asshole, Even Fox News Is Starting to Think You're an Idiot (see)
I don't know, those seem kind of harsh, but in retrospect, I'm still not sure I chose the best headline.