As Arizona goes, so goes the nation? Ask Massachusetts.
Don't tread Fed on me. Arizona
Black Rattlesnake (above) is a fitting symbol for Arizona's widely unread immigration law: "When
threatened, rattlesnakes will often rattle their tails,
producing a loud, dry rattling sound meant to warn the threat
By Sissy Willis
Scott Brown may be disappointing a
lot of his supporters by going
RINO in recent U.S. Senate votes, but the Brown Effect is in full
stateside in Taxachusetts. We just got wind of this from Barney Frank challenger
Sean Bielat on Twitter:
With one lawmaker citing President Lincoln's respect for the rule
of law, the Massachusetts Senate passed a far-reaching crackdown this
afternoon on illegal immigrants and those who would hire them, going
further, senators said, than any immigration bill proposed over the past
five years …
Democrats had resisted such a sweeping proposal, but spent last
evening negotiating today’s measure, shortly after a new polled showed
84 percent of the liberal-leaning state’s voters supported tough
immigration rules barring state services to illegal immigrants.
"The measure comes weeks after immigration measures failed in the
House, and amid heightened
debate over illegal immigration fueled by the
state's election season and Arizona's passage in April of the toughest
immigration law in the nation," reports the Globe [A fine job of
reporting, we must say. Not a whiff of Bush bashing.]:
amendment would also authorize the state attorney
general's office to broker an agreement with federal authorities to help
enforce immigration law. That would be a stark departure for Attorney
General Martha Coakley, who has increased outreach to immigrants,
encouraging them to file employment complaints, regardless of their
legal status. Scores of immigrants whose bosses allegedly failed to pay
their wages have turned to her for help in recent years.
The Brown Effect segues into the Arizona Governor Jan
Related: "MSNBC's 'A Divided Nation' Ignores Conservatives, Champions Immigration Overhaul."
Update II: Instalanche! This story has legs.