From the NY Post:
It's easy for New York politicians to pronounce against Arizona's new illegal-alien law. They're 2,000 miles away from the socially corrosive consequences of a failed economy -- and a raging, narcotics-fueled border war that has already claimed some 23,000 lives.
But just imagine how sanguine they'd be if a half-million poverty-wracked economic refugees flooded the city from Canada -- or, maybe more to the point, from New Jersey.
And if the federal government refused to enforce existing immigration laws.
Not very, we imagine.
So they blithely call for anti-Arizona boycotts and divestment. And ugly allusions to South African apartheid roll from their lips.
City Council members, for starters, introduced a resolution urging New Yorkers to shun Arizona and its businesses.
City Comptroller John Liu is exploring ways to cut the city's financial ties to the beleaguered state.
Yet a Pew poll found that 59 percent of Americans back the law -- and some 73 percent are OK specifically with having cops ask for immigration documents.
They get it.
If New York's pols did, they'd push for a meaningful federal fix.
But don't expect that: After all, it might deprive them of their grandstand.
It's funny how they throw hissy fits when they feel that fellow pols stepped on their toes by holding a press conference in their territory. Yet they have the balls to introduce a resolution denouncing something happening on the other side of the country? Shouldn't they be focused on the budget right now?