One of the worst kept secrets in Washington is now confirmed and out in the open - the Obama White House has filed suit in federal court against Arizona over it's new immigration law.
Of course it's ridiculous. Of course it's amazing. Of course it's awful. But when it comes right down to it, it's about politics - which doesn't make it any better, or easier to take, but there it is.
The fact of the matter is that we're now about four months out from Election Day, and Obama and the Democrats are tanking big time in the polls. He/they desperately need to rally the base, and Hispanics are a big part of that base. And many of them have been none too happy with how he's put other issues ahead of what "comprehensive immigration reform", (AKA, amnesty).
In the middle of all of that, along comes Arizona looking to do what it can to enforce it's southern border and reduce the flow of illegals into that state. Granted, it's popular in Arizona. It's even popular nationally, especially since most people understand the federal government isn't even close to doing it's job when it comes to protecting the border. But it's also really unpopular with major segments of the Democrat base, which makes Obama see it as a political necessity.