Dem Govs to Obama: You're Killin' Us With Immigration
3:20 PM, Jul 12, 2010 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
Who'da thunk it? The man who would not rest until the oil leak was stopped but has taken three vacations since it started, the man who spent a year pushing a giant health-care bill a majority of Americans vocally opposed, is now making Democrats look increasingly out of touch by pushing an ambitious, unpopular immigration bill while everyone's worried about jobs?
Democratic governors plead with the White House for focus on jobs:
Phil Bredesen, one of the more popular governors in the nation, tries to talk some sense into them:
It's especially toxic for Democrats because their position is at odds with a solid majority of the public. Gallup found that voters have more negative than positive feelings about the Obama administration's lawsuit against Arizona by a margin of 50-33 percent. Fully 56 percent of Independents oppose the suit.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano had a sit-down with Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, which Brewer described as "cordial," but no doubt did nothing to change the governor's open, vocal disagreement with the administration.
The Republican Governors Association was already poised to have a very good year. Larry Sabato:
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