Sean’s back from a serious case of food poisoning that caused him to miss yesterday’s show. “I’m living on Lipton soup and grape flavored Pedialyte,” laughed Hannity, “there just isn’t a good day to be home sick.” Sean thankfully returned to help listeners understand the latest immigration laws coming out of Arizona. “What this law does,” explained Sean, “is requires local law enforcement officials who’ve detained an individual to check on the immigration status of a person if they have reasonable suspicion that they’re in the U.S. illegally.” So, if you break down the law what Arizona is essentially doing is simply checking the status of a citizen who’s done something that warrants further investigation. Is that so bad? For more on this legislation, visit the Huffington Post here.
Erick Erickson and Susan Estrich: That Horrible Immigration Law
Sean was joined today by columnist Susan Estrich and editor of RedState.com Erick Erickson, to discuss the latest on the Arizona immigration law. “If we look into the law,” asked Sean, “it says we only look into the immigration status if the police have only stopped a person for a legitimate reason.” Erickson replied,” MSNBC ran the headline that ‘Arizona declares it illegal to be an illegal alien so it’s clear that the rhetoric is getting out of control.” Susan offered, “The Federal government’s responsibility is to secure the border and the failure to do that causes legislation like this.” Kudos to Arizona for taking a step to defend their citizens, especially since its becoming increasingly clear that Washington won’t be doing it anytime soon.
Who’s Left To Support Obama
Sean finished the show by tackling President Obama’s latest efforts to support Democrats this November. President Obama told supporters, “This year the stakes will be higher than ever and it will be up to each of you to make sure that the young people, African Americans, Latinos, and women, who powered our victory in 2008 stand together once again." Hannity countered this saying, “Maybe I don’t have this right but separating voters into groups creates subtle divisiveness that’s not going to help this country.” With President Obama’s approval ratings hovering under fifty percent, there are likely a good number of Americans who think a change is needed.
Susan Estrich (born December 16, 1952) is an American lawyer, professor, author, political operative, feminist advocate, and political commentator for Fox News.
Erick Erickson is an American conservative blogger and managing editor of the blog site RedState.com. In 2010, he became a political contributor for CNN's show John King, USA.