Idiot AZ Governor Suddenly Realizes SCOTUS Decision Not Excellent News for Her After All
Remember yesterday, when Gov. Tumbleweed-for-Brains was all giddy because except for the part where the Supreme Court struck down most of Arizona's heinous SB 1070 "papers, please" law, the Court totally upheld the law, in a "victory" for people who hate brown people?
Apparently, someone sat Jan Brewer down to explain some things to her, and now she's outraged—outraged!—and it's all Obama's fault:
Before lawmakers could fully digest the court’s decision on Monday upholding the “show me your papers” provision of the law, the Obama administration announced that it was revoking agreements with Arizona police over the enforcement of federal immigration laws. [...]
Brewer told Fox News’s Greta Van Susteren on Monday that she was “shocked” and “outraged” to learn of the move.
“This is politics at its best,” she said. “It’s just unconscionable. What they said to Arizona is, ‘Drop dead, Arizona. Drop dead and go away. We’re going to ignore you.’” [...]
“They arbitrarily single out Arizona and sent a bomb, if you will, across our bow and made Arizona once again a target,” she said. “The people of America ought to be outraged. This is absolutely an assault.”
Okay, so whoever sat Brewer down to explain things to her failed to mention that it was the Supreme Court who said (and I'm only slightly paraphrasing here), "Wow, that law you dry-heat dimwits cobbled together with string, spit and racism is, like, totally not constitutional."
Under normal circumstances, Brewer and fellow Republicans would no doubt invoke the old "activist judges" claim, but since even some of the conservatives on the Court agreed that Arizona's law sucks, Brewer pivoted to Plan B: Obama blah blah freedom blah blah generic Republican hyperbole blah.
Not that it matters what the Obama administration does in order to ensure that the Supreme Court's ruling is enforced in Arizona, because Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he's got some "strategies" for getting around the law, as he explained to a very sympathetic Neil Cavuto on Fox:
ARPAIO: Well, I have got a couple strategies in mind. I'm not going to reveal it now.
But we're going to continue to lock up the human smugglers, that raid businesses, crime suppression. I'm not stopping. I've got state laws that I can enforce.
CAVUTO: So, excuse my legal ignorance then, Sheriff. If you, let's say, stop a car, and you suspect that the driver or the occupants might be illegal, and you ask for papers, as the Supreme Court says you can, and they don't have any, any such papers, the Supreme Court says it kind of ends there, if I'm interpreting what they have decided today correctly. What does a Joe Arpaio do after that?
ARPAIO: Well, I'm going to tell you one thing I'm going to do if it's a state -- some type of criminal crime. They're going to jail. If they're illegal, OK, they're going to jail.
Yup, Sheriff Joe will just continue to enforce the state laws he likes—even though the Supreme Court just told him he can't. After all, Arizona's got to take care of its non-existent brown-people-wandering-the-Arizona-desert-beheading-innocent-white-people epidemic. So fuck the Court and fuck Obama and fuck the federal government—and of course, fuck all those scary suspicious brown people—because Arpaio and Brewer ... they're all about the rule of law.