Raul Grijalva Says “Boycott Arizona”

If Arizona’s economy isn’t bad enough, now our own Raul Grijalva is doing his part to make it even worse.

An Arizona congressman urged businesses on Tuesday to boycott his state if the governor signs into law a bill to make illegal immigration a state offense.

Rep. Raul Grijalva, a Democrat, said businesses need to punish the state if the bill becomes law as a way of making sure no other states follow suit.

Do not do business with the state,” Mr. Grijalva said at a press conference on the Capitol grounds in Washington.

Remember the good old days when economic sanctions were used on our enemies abroad?

Hat-tip to Exurban League


  1. ……………..
    “Rep. Raul Grijalva, a Democrat, said businesses need to punish the state if the bill becomes law as a way of making sure no other states follow suit.”

    Classic. A taxapalooza/regulatetodeathbusinesses Democrat exhorting same put-upon businesses to “punish” … what, and invoking … some sort of … solidarity? Of the kind between battered spouse and battering spouse?

    With unemployment of legal citizens at its current too high levels, no less.

  2. Trucker Matt says

    This guy represents the illegals and not the taxpayers and citizens who are tired of the financial burden and crime illegals bring.

  3. You guys don’t get it do you….we’re all apparently racists for supporting the bill.

  4. Raul Grijalva, I agree and sincerely hope that liberal fanatics in Arizona pull up stakes and move elsewhere.

  5. I’m so tired of the RACE card.

    It now falls on my deaf ears and I hope everybody elses deaf ears.

    The word RACE is used because they can’t make an arguement against the bill anyway else.

  6. So does our man Raul understand the oath he swore to uphold the US COnstitution?
    Or was it in his mind just one of those pesky administrative frivolities he just ignores?

    Or has he done the math and is going to be short some otherwise guarenteed voters come November?

  7. Perhaps we need to check out what businesses in Arizona contribute to his campaign so that we can boycott them.

  8. ha ha!
    What’s good for the goose …

  9. Arizona has passed a fascist law, so what do you expect? Normal people are not going to do business or vacation in a state where the police can say “Let me see your papers,” as though this were Nazi Germany, or the Soviet Union. You teabaggers should stop invoking the Founding Fathers because you have nothing in common with them. You are really just trashy Confederates. They hated our country and its constitution too.

    Bush tried to pass immigration reform and you teabaggers fought against him. So now you think you can pass fascist laws in violation of the US constitution? The courts will strike this down and the Arizona economy will have lost millions of dollars.

  10. Arizona can pass race base laws, pass Birthers laws and the state can continue to boycott Martin Luther King Day, well the rest of the Country can boycott the state of Arizona and spank them where it hurts them the most their pocket book. Their phony patriotism is sickening, they are just racists going by another name. We all know you are just itching to put a sheet on their head? Let’s face it the Republicans had eight years to deal with health care, immigration, climate change and financial oversight and governance and they failed. It appears that the Republican Party is only good at starting wars (two in eight years, with fat War profiteering contracts to friends of Cheney/Bush) but not at winning wars as seen by the continuing line of body bags that keep coming home. The Republicans party will continue turned inward to their old fashion obstructionist party (and their Confederacy appreciation roots) because they continue to allow a small portions (but very loud portion) of their party of “birthers, baggers and blowhards” to rule their party. I will admit that this fringe is very good at playing “Follow the Leader” by listening to their dullard leaders, Beck, Hedgecock, Hannity, O’Reilly, Rush, Savage, Sarah Bailin, Orly Taitz, Victoria Jackson, Michele Bachmann and the rest of the Blowhards and acting as ill programmed robots (they have already acted against doctors that perform abortions). The Birthers and the Tea party crowd think they can scare, intimidate and force others to go along with them by comments like “This time we came unarmed”, let me tell you something not all ex-military join the fringe militia crazies who don’t pay taxes and run around with face paint in the parks playing commando, the majority are mature and understand that the world is more complicated and grey than the black and white that these simpleton make it out to be and that my friend is the point. The world is complicated and people like Hamilton, Lincoln, and Roosevelt believed that we should use government a little to increase social mobility, now it’s about dancing around the claim of government is the problem. The sainted Reagan passed the biggest tax increase in American history and as a result federal employment increased, but facts are lost when mired in mysticism and superstition. For a party that gave us Abraham Lincoln, it is tragic that the ranks are filled with too many empty suits and the crazy Birthers who have not learned that the way our courts work is that you get a competent lawyer, verifiable facts and present them to a judge, if the facts are real and not half baked internet lies, then, and only then, do you proceed to trial. The Birthers seem to be having a problem with their so called “facts”. Let’s face it no one will take the Birthers seriously until they win a case, but until then, you will continue to appear dumb, crazy or racist, or maybe all three. I heard that Orly Taitz now wants to investigate the “Republican 2009 Summer of Love” list: Assemblyman, Michael D. Duvall (CA), Senator John Ensign (NV), Senator Paul Stanley (TN), Governor Mark Stanford (SC), Board of Ed Chair, and Kristin Maguire AKA Bridget Keeney (SC), she wants to re-establish a family values party, that’s like saying that the Catholic Church cares about the welling being of children in their care, too late for that.

  11. CW Mitchell says

    Is it the water out there? Or do you people elect incompetent individuals to represent your State. Evidently, Rep. Grijalav has been sipping left over Kool-Aid from from the Rev. Jones. Possibly, he should go back to Mexico, who he seems to represent rather than the people of AZ. He hasn’t met an immigration reform bill he likes yet. So, you poor suckers can keep having your neighborhoods terriorized, pay for illegal immigrants children to be schooled, pay their medical bills and smile. Wake up! My kids went to NAU and after 4 years in AZ said these people don’t get it! They moved out to other states, after having receive da top notch degree from NAU.
    So, the choice seems clear. Get rid of this bum, Rep Grijalva, or suffer with his stupidity.
    We all want a path for illegal immigrants in this country to citizenship, those who work hard and pay taxes. But this jackass just doesn’t get it. he and his buddy President Obama, who has gone back on virtually all of his promises to bring the country together and end political games is a joke. Where’s the immigration laws and reform he promised?
    Good luck to you folks in AZ, a beautiful state which we enjoyed visiting when our kids were at NAU. But your elected Rep Grijalva has called for a boycott of your business in the state shows his ignorance. Get rid of the bum. He’s supposed to be helping your economy and providing jobs. have this idiot READ the bill that was enacted. It doesn’t profile anyone! But I digress. He probalbly can’t read and comprehend English. Go figure.

    Disgusted with another idiot in office,
    CW Mitchell

  12. CW Mitchell says

    Montana, did you ever serve your country in combat? put your life on the line to protect our country? I doubt it. Look at the record. Obama has totally failed the American people, period. He doesn’t walk on water! You speak of Lincoln; he is probably rolling in his grave. A good man who wanted to unite the American people has gone haywire, ignoring his campaign promises. recently further dividing the country by asking “blacks, Latinos and women’ to unite to save the upcoming elections in November. All Americans want us to come together, to unite as a nation. How can this happen with the President’s practices? it can’t. Today, there are any number of crooks, liars, criminal, cheats and immoral individuals represent the American public. likely over 520+. The only way to save this Republic is to get rid of all of them, everyone. The good ones who stand by and watch in disgust are equally guilty. They need to go also.

    Step back and consider where we are since Bush left office (I didn’t like his performance the last 4 years; it was pathetic). Obama and his policies, health care for one, have placed our children and grandchildren in debt forever. We all want heath care reform but not this way. They have tripled the national debt, more that the last 40+ presidents have done. Yet when confronted, Bush is blamed. the man has been in office for over a year. the honeymoon is over!

    So Montana, I don’t know if you live in AZ but 70% of the people support the bill just signed. What’s your problem?

  13. Raul has always been a congressman for Mexico. Not the USA.

    He needs to go in any position we find him and send his lousy carcus away back to Mexico with whome ever subscribes to his nonsense.


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