Red-faced Boston city councilors who boldly voted to shun the state of Arizona over its new immigration crackdown are now showing signs of boycotter’s regret.Instead of putting an thought into it, they reflexively jumped on board the Arizona pile-on, despite SB 1070 being hugely popular across the nation with Americans overwhelmingly in favor of it. But liberals are ruled by emotion and never bother to actually give thought to pretty much anything.
The grandstanding pols kept a low profile when the target of their boycott came to their city on Saturday. Some acknowledged taking a pass on the much-hyped protest of Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer for weekend vacations and other engagements - while one councilor even admitted the embargo was ill-conceived.
The non-binding measure, sponsored by Council President Michael Ross and Councilor Felix G. Arroyo, calls on city officials “not to participate in any business activities substantially connected with the State of Arizona and municipalities in Arizona.”
“If it had to be done all over again, there’d probably be more thought put into it and perhaps a hearing,” said Councilor John Tobin of West Roxbury. “It was an emotional issue and an emotional time. I think the sponsors were getting a lot of pressure to say something, to file something.”
Tobin’s own resolve broke down quickly. He had a chance to go to an Arizona Diamondbacks game at Fenway Park last month.Meanwhile, Obama's Communist pals from International ANSWER showed how weak they are by being forced to bus a rented mob into Boston and still only had a few hundred people show up.
“I asked the bill’s co-sponsors for permission,” he said. They said OK. Tobin went to the ballgame.
The ANSWER Coalition, which calls the law “racist” and Brewer “bigoted,” only drew about 350 people to their Saturday protest - not the thousands they had predicted. Many of those that did attend were bused in from out-of-state, organizers reported.