AZ Sheriff: “Our own government has become our enemy”

CNS News interviewed Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu about the recent moves of the federal government in his state:

“What’s very troubling is the fact that at a time when we in law enforcement and our state need help from the federal government, instead of sending help they put up billboard-size signs warning our citizens to stay out of the desert in my county because of dangerous drug and human smuggling and weapons and bandits and all these other things and then, behind that, they drag us into court with the ACLU,” Babeu said.

The sheriff was referring to the law suits filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the U.S. Department of Justice challenging the state’s new immigration law.

“So who has partnered with the ACLU?” Babeu said in a telephone interview with CNSNews.com. “It’s the president and (Attorney General) Eric Holder himself. And that’s simply outrageous.”

Last week, U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton placed a temporary injunction on portions of the bill that allowed law enforcement personnel during the course of a criminal investigation who have probable cause to think an individual is in the country illegally to check immigration status. The state of Arizona filed an appeal on Thursday with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

“Our own government has become our enemy and is taking us to court at a time when we need help,” Babeu said.

He was asked to respond to the President’s comments about approaches to immigration that he says “demagogue the  issue” on Fox News, this morning:

Laurie Ziganto was somewhat  less diplomatic in her response to Obama’s comments: President Obama, Shamelessly and Hypocritically Lying. Again.

Does the Smartest Man Alive ™ not know the meaning of the word demagogue? He is the Demagoguer In Chief, for goodness sake. And the entire Democrat party falls in demagogue-y lockstep right behind him. Incessant race card playing? Fear mongering? Sound familiar, President? That comes from you and your fellow Democrats who brand anyone who merely disagrees with you on policy – ever- as racist. You also use demagoguing in tandem with fear to politicize every issue and further your own agendas. Remember what you said about the law when first passed, Mr. President? You tried to tell people that they’d be scooped up and whisked away, for no reason whatsoever, when out getting ice cream with their children.

You allowed a foreign leader to demagogue, denigrate and demonize Arizona from our house floor. Democrats not only allowed it, they applauded it and gave Calderon sycophantic, grand-standing ovations. Once again proving they stand up for anything but America. And it was/is Democrats who are actually wearing demagogue jewelry in the form of Arizona bashing bracelets. It is Democrats, including you, Mr. President, who have made fear mongering hyperbole almost an art form. You demagogue to the point of Godwinning yourselves constantly

See also:

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Moonbattery: Phoenix Rally for Secure Borders and Immigration Enforcement – (Includes the moonbat counter protest)..

American Thinker: The War on Terror at the Mexican Border

Michelle Malkin: Who’s the immigration demagogue, President Obama?

UPDATE:

Sheriff Babeu appeared on Hannity, tonight…Gateway Pundit has the video:Arizona Sheriff Babeu on Team Obama: “They Don’t Want to Achieve Border Security” (Video)

Thanks to Larwyn’s links, Doug Ross @Journal

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