Governor Jan Brewer met President Barack Obama’s plane in Arizona last Wednesday. A few hours later, I opened my Toshiba to find an AP photo of my favorite Governor locked in what looked like a feisty conversation with the POTUS.
There was also a headline that proclaimed:
President Obama, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, Share Tense Tarmac Moment
The linked ABC story covered the news that the Governor and the President had a less than amiable encounter. The story said that Obama didn’t like what she wrote in her book, and Brewer’s response was less than reverential.
Brewer wants him to reconsider the needs of Arizonians, who shoulder the burden of Obama’s Border Policy. Surprisingly, the ABC story included the following section on Brewer’s new book:
Accounts from both camps later said the terse talk focused on Brewer’s book — Scorpions for Breakfast: My Fight Against Special Interests, Liberal Media and Cynical Politicos to Secure America’s Border.
The book, which was released in November, describes a June 2010 Oval Office meeting between Obama and Brewer aimed at diffusing conflicts surrounding Arizona’s controversial state immigration law and the administration’s immigration policy.
At the time, the White House called it a “good meeting,” while Brewer’s staff said it was “cordial.”
But Brewer paints a much different picture in her book.
Brewer complains in “Scorpions for Breakfast” that she and her staff were treated coldly by White House aides, prevented from taking pictures in the holding room outside the Oval Office and that their cell phones and cameras were “confiscated” by Secret Service.
“Too bad we weren’t illegal aliens, or we could have sued them,” she writes.
If you follow this link, you can read the entire ABC story and its comments: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/01/chilly-reception-obama-lands-in-phoenix-has-words-with-gop-governor/
As one would suspect, the comments lean Progressive like the site, and as a result, there is a lot of hate directed at Governor Brewer. It is reminiscent of the vitriol once directed toward Hillary Clinton and that has never ceased toward Sarah Palin.
It is the Saul Alinsky method of dealing with opponents that Obama mastered as a community organizer in Chicago, and his supporters still follow today. It’s generally understood that Progressives take no prisoners, but their hate goes maniacal and knows no bounds when it’s directed at a successful woman.
Turns out they were spinning their wheels; it was all for naught.
Maybe the country is waking up to how Progressive news outlets tend to follow DNC talking points and paint non-Progressives as the “other”.
Maybe some Americans are sick of the way the media tends to sideline people, who argue against illegal immigration; who want the country to follow the laws that are already in place to deal with the issue; who wonder why we are always hearing about the illegals taking the jobs that Americans don’t want, while unemployment is rampant throughout the country.
Anyone, who has been paying attention, knows that many, many Americans are sick of being called racists as they foot the bill for illegal immigrants to get free medical care, free food, free housing, and free education.
Even more are fed up with the government’s feckless border security that allows illegals, with La Raza flags and connections to drug cartels, free access to our cities. They worry about Hamas and AL Qaeda operatives that have reportedly followed the same routes into our country.
So, it is not really surprising to people, who have been paying attention, that the picture of Brewer and Obama on the tarmac became an Internet sensation, even found its way across the pond.
Americans respect the office of the President. When the person that holds that office, however, disrespects the best interests of the country and its people, s/he needs to listen. Fortunately, the office of the Presidency does not enjoy the divine right of kings. It never has; it never will.
Americans have been waiting for someone to stand up to Obama toe to toe, and Arizona’s head honcho in heels was the one, who finally delivered, what no member of Congress would.
So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Brewer’s book (with its Sarah Palin Introduction) had an overnight immediate increase in sales.
Brewer’s book sales increase 2.2 million percent (KTAR.com, 1/26/12)
“According to Amazon.com’s list of movers and shakers, Brewer’s book, Scorpions for Breakfast, enjoyed a sales increase of 2,224,700 percent since she and the president butted heads on a Mesa runway.
Prior to the meeting, Brewer’s book was languishing in the annals of the millions of books sold by Amazon. It was sitting at 311,472 overall on Wednesday afternoon. By Thursday morning, the book had moved to number 14.”
Personally, I wish we had more public servants with the mindset of Jan Brewer. It is the kind of change we need to vote into government positions at every level. I hold that view so strongly that I visited Amazon last night and ordered her book. I wanted her to know that there are Americans, who value both her opinion and her service.
Brewer’s book sales increase 2.2 million percentKTAR.com