And, as you might expect, the reaction from illegal immigration activists and radical leftists was swift and severe, starting with the Obama White House, which is looking for any opportunity it can to shore up the so-called "Hispanic vote" for November. Obviously ignorant of both the details of Arizona law and federal immigration law, Obama irresponsibly criticized the legislation as "misguided" and suggested his politically-pliant Justice Department would consider suing the State of Arizona to prevent the law from going into effect. Liberal political leaders immediately called for an economic boycott of the state. Illegal immigration proponents vowed protests across the country this weekend in at least 70 cities.
In his remarks criticizing the Arizona bill, Obama said that the "efforts" in Arizona "threaten to undermine the basic notions of fairness we cherish as Americans." This president has evidently learned nothing from the blow-up over his racially-charged attack on the Cambridge Police Department last year. It is shameful for Obama and his cheerleading section in the liberal press to so readily play the race card in opposing this commonsense law.
Here's one thing we don't need – a lecture from Barack Obama on the basic notion of fairness while he prepares to grant amnesty to tens of millions of illegal aliens who crossed our border in violation of the law.