She fires back quite successfully I might add in this minute-long YouTube campaign video in which she lays the onus squarely on the federal government for failures in the arena of border security and immigration. There is no debate regarding the facts as they pertain to the kidnapping rate and violence perpetrated by illegal aliens connected with drug running in Arizona.
That is a direct hit in my opinion, a strong home run deep into left field and it’s well out of the park. President Obama as well as President Bush have failed in the area of border security and enforcing existing immigration law. I am becoming a bigger fan of Jan Brewer every single day. Go sign her petition here in support of this legislation and Arizona.
On a side note, Governor Jan Brewer’s approval rating in Arizona has shot up 16 points in the last 2 weeks:
A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely voters in the state shows that 56% now approve of the way Brewer is performing her role as governor. Two weeks ago, just 40% offered their approval.
The new figure includes 22% who Strongly Approve of the governor’s performance. That’s up from five percent (5%) before Brewer signed the law that authorizes local police to stop and verify the immigration status of anyone they suspect of being an illegal immigrant.
The bounce in the polls is also evident in new numbers on the November election. If Brewer is the Republican nominee, she would get 48% of the vote while her likely Democratic opponent, State Attorney General Terry Goddard, would attract 40%. Two weeks ago, it was Brewer 44% and Goddard 40%. Goddard is an outspoken opponent of the new law.
Clearly the citizens of Arizona aren’t as uneducated as the rest of the media and the protesters concerning the immigration bill and what it means for the state. A winning issue for Brewer? I think so.